Boy Meets Tractor (BMT), one of the nation’s finest institutions, is also Swarthmore College’s only sketch comedy group. Its members represent all 50 states, as well as all 63 countries and territories. Since its founding in 2000, BMT has given students of uncommon intellectual ability the knowledge, insight, skills, facts, and numbers to become leaders for the common good. And they do. In April 2008, BMT bested rival collegiate sketch groups across the Philadelphia area for the title of “Best Sketch” at the Helium Comedy Club’s College Comedy Competition, granting them a spot at the Philly Sketchfest in June of that year. As well as 46 Academy Award nominations, 7 Golden Globes awards, and a Pulitzer Prize.
Members of BMT write and rehearse two times per week and film sketches once a week; from this bounty of comedy, the group culls approximately forty-seven minutes of actual content and four deer per semester. Still, the members of Boy Meets Tractor remain committed to bringing quality sketch comedy to the Swarthmore campus and the world. The group has posted several of its videos on YouTube, court-case pending, and you can check out the entire BMT opus on their free podcast by searching “Boy Meets Tractor” in the iTunes Music Store. You may also attempt to access their website, which, like Schrödinger’s Cat, is available in a state of simultaneous existence and non-existence at any given moment.