Sketchfest is spreading Seattle Sketch Comedy across Bumbershoot this year, so we’re talking with all the performers playing under our banner at the festival! Check out this space as we drop not one but TWO Bumberblogs leading up to the big show on Saturday (seriously? You don’t have tickets yet? Go here and get them!) This week: chatting with Charles! Read more
Sketchfest is giving Bumbershoot a taste of Seattle sketch comedy this year! We’re highlighting all the performers in this space all month long to give you a special inside glimpse into the who’s who of our Bumbershoot acts. This week we talk with the woman named “Best Comedian” by Seattle Weekly’s 2013 “Best of Seattle” and our esteemed host for the Bumbershoot show: Jen Seaman! Read more
Sketchfest is infiltrating Bumbershoot this year and injecting a dose of Seattle sketch comedy! We’ll be highlighting the selected performers in this space all month long so you can get a sneak peak before they take the stage on August 31! We’re kicking off our BumberBlog feature with local darlings Drop the Root Beer and Run! We recently sat down with Matt Hatfield, Zak Nelson, Bailey Freeman, and Matt Olson (Caitlin Obom couldn’t be bothered) to pick their brain about performing, writing, and rehearsing sketch comedy. Read more
This year’s Sketchfest will be a nonstop laugh-fest at the Annex Theater on Friday, September 27th and Saturday, September 28th. That means that for those sketch groups hoping to be a part of the show the deadline to apply is MIDNIGHT on Sunday, June 16th!
And we want to hear from you! So take a minute right now and apply for your own sketch group! Not part of a group, but know one you’d love to see perform at the festival? Pass along this post and let ‘em know you’d be willing to plunk down your hard-earned money to see them do their thing! Share it on Facebook, post it to Twitter, or Pin it (whatever the hell that means)! We’re already seeing an awesome level of interest from super talented comedians and artists, but we definitely want more. We’re greedy like that.
So APPLY already! Or tell your sketchy friends to apply! Or just spread the word that you’re already looking forward to seeing what we’re gonna have on offer! And while you’re at it, check out the awesome stuff on offer at Seattle Sketch Comedy Month, now playing through the month of June! And while we’re on a roll, take a minute and apply for The 6th Annual Comedy Film Challenge before we have to bug you about the deadline coming up August 23rd!
June is Sketch Comedy Month, and Sketchfest is kicking things off a little early this Friday, May 31 by sponsoring Comedy for a Cause: A World Beyond Oil. Sketch groups from the Seattle area will be competing for a cash prize for the funniest sketches that build awareness for Peak Oil. We sat down with show producer Sunny Monroe to get the scoop and find out where activism and arts intersect. Read more