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
Sketchfest’s own Randall Cleveland participated in the March Sketch Mash-Up, where anyone – even YOU! – can write, rehearse, and perform sketch comedy in just one weekend! Stave off your stage fright: come see Sketch Mash-Up unfold THIS SUNDAY at the Seattle Creative Arts Center, then sign up to participate in the next one!
Somewhere, at some point, you’ve thought to yourself, I’m pretty funny. I bet I could write comedy. It’s okay. We’ve all done it. Maybe with your friends, maybe alone where no one else can see, or maybe in front of a room full of strangers. Maybe you’ve got notebooks full of ideas waiting to be fleshed out, maybe you’re not even sure how people actually write sketches, or maybe you’re an old pro who’s looking for the next outlet to create something. The Sketch Mash-Up welcomes everyone of all experience levels, crams them together in a room for three days, and demands that they pitch, write, edit, rehearse and perform an hour-long (-ish) show. Why? Just to prove it can be done. Read more
For the entire month of June SketchFest has rented out the Ballard Underground [2220 NW Market St]. To what ends? Simple, to give more that 10 local sketch comedy groups a venue wherein to ply their hilarious trade.
2 nights every weekend
2 shows every night
2 groups every show
We’ll be doing big contests, competitions, shows, showcases, and much much more. You know you want to come. Get your TICKETS now! Read more
As we revel in a well-deserved break (i.e. sleeping during the night as opposed to at work) the staff at SketchFest is gearing up to bring not only an exponentially more amazing festival for 2013, but also doing our best to implement new programs, tools and educational opportunities throughout the year to support our growing sketch comedy scene. We’d like to give you the opportunity to speak up and share your ideas with us—large or small —so we can provide the very best support possible.
So what would you like to see from SketchFest this year? Fill out the form below and make your voice heard in this fine democracy and we’ll be sure to share all your ideas at the January staff meeting. While we can’t guarantee that all of your requests will be met this year, we’ll be sure to give it the ol’ college try.
SketchFest Seattle is the world’s original sketch comedy festival and has established a reputation for presenting the best and most original comedy from around the globe. Our mission is to promote sketch comedy as a performing art by providing a venue for groups to network and showcase their talent.