Tune in for big laughs tonight as Thursday Nite Live, Hofstra’s student-produced sketch comedy show, presents its second show of the semester, featuring live comedic sketches, a musical performance, a news segment and digital shorts.
The show airs from 9-10 pm, and can be viewed in three ways: via live audience in Studio A, The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication (doors open at 8:45); on Hofstra Channel 34; or online at heatnetwork.tv/live.
“You won’t find another event on campus that will make you laugh as hard as TNL,” said Ciara Musson, ’14, a television and business major and one of the show’s two producers. “You’ll be blown away by the remarkable talent of our dedicated writers, actors, and crew that you’ll forget it’s a school production. The experience of being a part of a live show is honestly contagious.”
Live sketches include a spoof of the popular “Long Island Medium” television show, a break-room exchange among Home Depot employees, and an apocalyptic dinner scene in which friends must decide who among them should be eaten first, she said.
About 80 students across all majors work on the SNL-like show as package producers, writers, directors, technical crew, cast members and news anchors, under the guidance of faculty advisor and Radio, Television, Film Associate Professor Peter Gershon, who serves as the show’s executive producer.
Also appearing tonight is Hookz, the first R&B artist to perform on the TNL stage. He is formerly of the rap group Sha’ir, which has performed numerous times at Hofstra events, said Musson.
TNL is produced three times a semester in the studios of The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication.