By Lydia Ahern
Hello…Shovelhead! 2014 Big Show Dec 5th and 6th (7:30 and 10:30pm)
Laughter is the best medicine for BC students struggling with finals. The weekend of December 5-6th, Hello…Shovelhead! delivered on this prescription with their Fall 2014 Big Show, “Butter Party.” Fulton 511 was packed at each of the four show times—very telling of the group’s popularity. The show definitely felt like a pre-party for the weekend featuring students laughing uproariously during the skits and, in the darkness in-between sets, getting pumped up by dance music.
The live comedy show began on a surprising note with Hello…Shovelhead!’s version of “The Bachelor” presented on a video projector in the front of the room. Each member of the cast had a role in the film, either as a contestant (each with hysterical personalities), host, TV announcer, or bachelorette. It was an incredible introduction to each of the cast members, all with a hilarious and unique role in the short film. Seeing the cast on screen before they came out to perform added to our anticipation for what was to come.
The show proceeded with numerous short skits (which were not short on laughter), performed by differing groups of the cast. The cast members showed incredible imagination in creating the sketches, which ranged from resurrected cats eating Doritos, to Moses’ retaliatory and ‘suspect’ scribing of the Ten Commandments. All of the material was impressively written and performed by various members of Hello…Shovelhead!, and all of it was unexpected, original, and of course….funny.
Estelle Autissier, first-timer to a Hello…Shovelhead! performance and BC Junior raved, “it was an awesome show. I was laughing from the moment it started until the end. The BC references made it funnier than any comedy show I’ve ever seen”. Students in the audience appreciated seeing friends on stage, allowing for a sense of engaging fun.
The talented cast closed the show with an R-rated surprise… If you missed out on Hello…Shovelhead!, make sure to pay attention to the group’s upcoming shows next semester; their performances are not to be missed here at BC.