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ReceSs says farewell to seniors

This post was written by Hatchet staff writer Joel Goldberg.

Members of receSs will have a bittersweet show Friday as they stage their last comedy performance of the semester and wish three of their graduating seniors farewell.

Jonathan Foox, one of three members to graduate, said the comedy group’s seniors would wish it no other way.

“I don’t feel like it’s terribly different from other weeks, which surprises me,” Foox said.

Foox will perform his final skit with the improvisational comedy troupe in the Marvin Center Grand Ballroom. The upcoming show is the last for Foox and fellow seniors Sam Fox-Hartin and Kabeer Parwani, president of the troupe. The seniors will take to the stage without nervousness or doubt, Foox said, because of the group’s consistency.

“We’re extremely dedicated, and we’re very steadfast in what we do,” Foox said.

The three seniors will not only miss performing their improvisational comedy but also the unique quirks that lend GW its personality, Fox-Hartin said.

“There are a select few people who come to GW who find the idea of a falsified story about a hippopotamus, to be like, just hilarious,” Fox-Hartin said. “There’s a really sick sensibility about that.”

Friday’s show will feature special sketches for a tradition known as “senior moments.” The moments range from four to 20 minutes, and require graduating receSs members to produce stage and video acts, largely in secrecy from other group members.

For their last hurrah, this year’s seniors anticipate the sentimental as well as the unpredictable, Parwani said.

“The last show is some of the weirdest and funniest and best improv of the season,” he said.

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