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‘The Nevergreens’ brings the laughs at spring comedy show


Loyola’s resident sketch comedy group The Nevergreens brought the laughter at its spring show this Saint Patrick’s Day weekend. Titled “Nevergreens ft. Jimmy Fallon” after newcomer James Fallon ’20, the show attracted audiences on March 17 and 18 with hilarious results.

The motto of the club is “Always funny. Nevergreen.” This sentiment reflected the unique sense of humor featured in the shows, which ranged from topical to observational to dark comedy in a span of 12 sketches. Written, directed, and performed by students, these bite-sized skits reflected the youth perspective of what constitutes funny.

Those sketches included “Hip Doctor” (written by Kyle Hand ’20) about a doctor who raps the diagnoses of his patients, and “How Grandma and Grandpa First Dabbed” (written by Fallon), which depicted grandparents telling their grandchildren about their first dance.

Elsewhere,“Kid’s These Days” (written by Alex bon Fabricius ’18) mocks how modern news anchors are sometimes very out-of-touch on the current lingo amongst millennials. Hand’s “First Frat at Loyola” explores what a fraternity might look like here, while “One Lucky Costumer” illustrates an awkward encounter in a convenience store.

Additionally, “Cherry Pie” (written by Omar Haque) tells of trouble with the DEA, Hand’s “How Much Time Have You Wasted?” asks just that in a game show format, while “Identity Theft” pokes fun at friends who recycle stories. In more topical humor related to Loyola students, “Parents Weekend” imagines a tattle-tale roommate and “Introductions” spoofs the hilarity of icebreakers during the first week of classes.

Finally, “Titanic” (written by Caitlin Dwinnell ’20) pictures a diva-like Leonardo DiCaprio attempting to re-write his doomed ending of the 1997 blockbuster and “Clue” (written by Lizza Banquer) reveals the characters’ perspective whenever a new game of the similarly titled board game is played.

While these sketches are written all throughout the year, club president Cassie Weaver ’18 says,

“The best part of Nevergreens is the feeling of camaraderie after spending one week…fervently rehearsing our sketches in preparation for the upcoming show,” club president Casie Weaver ’18 said.“We love being able to laugh both with and at everyone as we have a great time making fools of ourselves onstage.”

This performance was the culmination of a year of change, but a show that still featured the Nevergreens’ talent for comedy.

“There’s been a lot of change this year with the addition of eight new Nevergreens, but the amount of talent, both new and old, is fantastic and we all had a blast putting on this show,” Weaver said.


All Photos Courtesy of Matthew Brown

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