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MKTO and comedy troupe to perform at Longwood for the VP debate

This article originally appeared in The Rotunda (archived)

As Longwood’s Vice Presidential debate draws closer, more details are revealed about the events that will surround it. Longwood has planned a myriad of attractions for students, including entertainment items by the pop group MKTO and the improvisational comedy troupe The Second City.

MKTO is composed of two artists, Malcolm Kelley and Tony Oller. Their song “Classic” has garnered them two nominations for Radio Disney Music Awards, one in 2014 and one in 2015. Since their debut in 2010, they have released one self-titled album and an extended play called Bad Girls EP. They have also produced seven songs. Their style is a very upbeat one, which is especially emphasized in “Classic” and “American Dream.”

The Second City, on the other hand, is a theatrical group that deals primarily in improvisational comedy. This means that they do not rehearse a script before a performance. Instead, they perform based on audience input and the situational comedy created by themselves and the other onstage performers.

Second City has produced many notable alumni such as Keegan-Michael Key (Madtv and Key and Peele), Stephen Colbert (The Colbert Report), Tina Fey (30 Rock) and John Belushi (Saturday Night Live, Animal House, The Blues Brothers and Neighbors). Shows by The Second City’s touring group include the political satire Free Speech! (While Supplies Last) and We’re All In This Room Together.

These are just two of the entertainment items that will be available to students in the days leading up to the debate. MKTO will perform on Sunday, Oct. 2, and The Second City will perform their act on Oct. 3.

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