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A playful take on Purim

Daily Show writer Rob Kutner ’94 and friends will present their annual sketch-comedy show to celebrate the Jewish holiday Purim at 92Y Tribeca (200 Hudson St. in New York) on Mar. 9. This year’s show, “The Shushan Channel,” was created by writers from The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and The Simpsons, and it stars Wyatt Cenac and John Oliver. The event promo below — a Mad Men spoof called “Meshugene Men” — has several alumni connections: Kutner and Sheryl Zohn ’95 wrote the piece, Ellie Kemper ’02 stars in it (as Joan Holowitz), and Rebecca Gold ’09 provided production assistance. Gold is a member of the Princeton improv comedy group Quipfire!, and Kutner and Kemper are Quipfire! alumni.