Behind the Scenes at Buffoonery

By John Crawford

As Buffoonery nears its 20th anniversary, Babson Magazine takes a closer look at the skits, jokes, and history of this irreverent MBA tradition.

Francis Casale, MBA ’92, was part of a tight-knit group of Two-Year MBA students who started Buffoonery in 1991. He shares his memories of that first show and fondly remembers old friends.

For this past spring’s Buffoonery, Aviva Muse-Orlinoff and Charlotte Birkner made the music video Syllabus, a parody of singer Lady Gaga’s Telephone. Their video is full of crazy costumes and inside humor, and Muse-Orlinoff discusses the effort the two MBA candidates put into making it.