Father Mike Show Sets Attendance Record

Author: Kevin Allen

One of Notre Dame Law School’s most popular traditions – the Father Mike Show – set a new attendance record Tuesday night.

A crowd packed into Legends of Notre Dame for the annual evening of music and comedy that spotlights the Law School’s talent and raises money for scholarships. Tuesday’s show sold 120 more tickets than any previous Father Mike Show.

The event is named in honor of the Rev. Michael Dillon McCafferty, a beloved Law School faculty member and assistant dean who died of lymphatic cancer in 1987.

The Student Bar Association organizes the Father Mike Show.

Attendees at Tuesday’s show were treated to musical performances by students and professors, a sketch styled after Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update,” cultural dances, and funny videos.

Aly Hughes, 3L, delivered the opening monologue, which she used to riff on Notre Dame Law School’s slogan – Educating a Different Kind of Lawyer.

“I was different long before Notre Dame came around,” she joked. “And I know you weirdos were, too.”

The event, as usual, also featured the opportunity to bid on a variety of auction items – including dinners at professors’ homes, Chicago Blackhawks tickets, dodgeball at Skyzone, and whiskey, wine, and beer tastings. Door prizes and raffles were part of the mix, too.

“It’s just a really fun time,” said Zach Milvo, 3L, the SBA’s secretary. “It’s a night when people let their hair down, drop their textbooks, and spread some joy.”