In Vivo is Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s annual sketch comedy show. It is written, directed, and produced solely by medical students and attempts to highlight the lighter side of medical school. The show is similar to Saturday Night Live in that it contains live performances, video taped skits, and musical performances. These acts are all held together by what is known as the thematic. Written and directed by the show’s producers, the thematic is generally a spoof of a hit comedy.
While meant to be a night of laughs, In Vivo also serves a valuable purpose in fundraising for a variety of charities. Every year nearly all the money raised from ticket sales and individual contributions is donated to a charity selected by that year’s producers.