So… what’s with the name?
I know you’re probably thinking: wow, guys, you misspelled asterisk. Not quite. It was kind of on purpose?
"Asterisk" is a word pioneered by our a cappella group that describes a more complex, revolutionary symbol (encompassing an asterisk). In fact, an "asterik" is fashioned by placing a five-pointed asterisk (that way, it looks like a little man!) inside the circle of a male symbol. "Ri(c)k" is also a common guy’s name.
Get it?! Yeah, it’s okay. It took us a while to understand what the heck was going on too. The "asterik" was part of the original insignia circa 1996 (somewhat reproduced below). HEY, we take pride in not making sense.
Who is Asterik?
We’re a group of guys who love to sing and have a good time. Simple. as. that.
You’ll never catch us taking ourselves too seriously. We love to entertain, and we do so through song, jokes—whatever works, really.
The best way to get to know asterik is through the articles and photos linked below.
Asterik began all the way back in 1996, but we started regularly performing quarterly concerts in the fall of 1998. Each show has had a theme, and each theme has been beautiful. Sometimes, we also share the stage with other heavyweights of Northwestern entertainment such as Mee-Ow, Significant Others, The Titanic Players, and Freshman 15. Some of our older show themes have been lost to the sands of time, but below is a list of all the ones we have on record. Enjoy!
|2015-16||Spring||Another Roast of Asterik||[a collection of roasters]|
|Winter||Asterik Featuring F15 / F15 Featuring Asterik||Freshman 15|
|Fall||Asterik Makes America Great Again|
|2014-15||Spring||A Roast of Asterik||[a collection of roasters]|
|Fall||Asterik Holds Winter Auditions||The Titanic Players|
|2013-14||Spring||Asterik is NOT the father|
|Winter||Drinking Buddies||Freshman 15|
|Fall||Asterik Becomes a Man|
|2012-13||Spring||Asternauts: Asterik in Space|
|Fall||The Oregon Trail|
|2011-12||Spring||Asterik: an Intervention|
|Fall||Asterik in 2D|
|2010-11||Spring||40 and Lovin’ It||Asterik Alumni, Mee-Ow|
|Winter||Asterik Takes Some “Me Time” (Asterik’s Last Show Ever)|
|Fall||Don’t Worry, It Won’t Last Long|
|2009-10||Spring||Each of Our Favorite Sandwiches|
|Winter||Another Quickie||Significant Others|
|Fall||The Costume Party||Significant Others|
|2007-08||Spring||Asterik Presents: Presents|
|Winter||A Quickie||Significant Others|
|Fall||465 Pounds of Candy||Significant Others|
|2006-07||Spring||Asterik and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day|
|Winter||Sexual Tension||Significant Others|
|Fall||The Kids Are Alright|
|2005-06||Spring||The History of the World, According to Asterik|
|Winter||Asterik: Out of Hiding|
|Fall||The Bar Show||Nevin’s Pub|
|2004-05||Spring||Will Sing For Beer|
|2003-04||Spring||Late Night with Asterik|
|Winter||Titanic: the Musical|
|Fall||Enchantment Under The Sea|
|1998-99||Spring||Don’t Hate Us Because We’re Beautiful|
|Winter||Sheep Herding and Loving It!|
|Fall||It’s Rather Large, Isn’t It?|