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Members of the comedy group Piscapo’s Arm performed quirky sketches at a first-year Orientation comedy show last Monday.

Piscapo’s Arm Draws Laughs at Orientation

September 7, 2018

Orientation is all about giving first-years a feel for what life is like at Oberlin. Last Monday, Piscapo’s Arm, a student sketch comedy group, performed in an orientation show that introduced new Obies to popular spots on campus and created excitement for Oberlin student life and learning. The show was held at one of Oberlin’s premier performance venues, the Cat in the Cream. Judging from the lack of cookies sold, it was obvious that the show’s audience was mostly first-years; seasoned...

Sexual Innuendo Drives Piscapo’s Arm Debut

Sophie Kemp

September 11, 2015

“We sometimes get offensive, so if we do, you can throw a Cat cookie at us — preferably at the mouth region,” a member of Piscapo’s Arm informed the audience gathered at the Cat in the Cream last Friday. No Cat cookies were thrown, but the troupe stayed true to its message and presented a show that perfectly satirized sexually-fueled tensions at Oberlin, for which the show was named. Piscapo’s Arm’s Sexual Tension show was the first of the semester for Oberlin’s oldest sketch comedy group. The troupe moved seamlessly between goofy R.A.related innuendos, Cookie Monster condom jokes and discourse on the lengths we go to charm a lover, like sending nudes. At many points throughout the show, the subject...

Feature Photo: Piscapo’s Arm Performs

Feature Photo: Piscapo’s Arm Performs

December 12, 2014

Piscapo’s Arm, Oberlin’s only sketch comedy group, gave an exciting performance this Sunday in the Cat in the Cream. The members pictured here — College first-year Emma Howe (left), College junior Willa Rubin, College first-year Liam McLean and College first-year Rebecca Primoff — presented a hu- morous skit titled “Slow Train Hipsters” written by troupe member and College junior Jackie Milestone. Co-founders Keith Friedlander and Jeff Harvey, both OC ’01, created the or...

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