SketchFest 2007

2 weekends. 7 cities. 15 groups. 49 comedians. The nation’s original festival devoted to sketch comedy returns! 15 of the hottest and funniest sketch comedy groups from across the USA will descend upon Capitol Hill this September 6th through 15th at the Erickson Theatre Off Broadway. THE SKINNY: What: SketchFest Seattle …

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Viva Portlandia

The stage is dark on yet another Best of the Best SketchFest, which celebrated its fifth year this past weekend. The SketchFest Seattle Party Posse was only able to attend the second of the two nights, so our report is a bit stunted. However, the digest of our sister fest to the …

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Laff Hole: The SketchFest Invasion

Wednesday June 20 – one night only! SketchFest Seattle invades Laff Hole with sketch, sketch, and more sketch! Each and every week, People’s Republic of Komedy and Capitol Hill Arts Center bring you a brilliant showcase of Seattle’s most cutting edge, innovative comedians. Combine hilarious stand-up comedy with a fantastic smattering of alternative sketch/improv and …

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SketchFest NYC 2007 – Day 3

7:00 – Becky & Noelle With a small silo of unusual musical instruments and an avant-guard sensibility, this third two-woman group of the fest finds a way to satirize performance art while simultaneously BEING performance art.   7:30 – kevINda At the top of the show, this two-person African American …

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SketchFest NYC 2007 – Day 2

7:00 – Slow Children At Play This young group takes straight-up, no-gimmick sketch with familiar premises and makes them fresh again with strong performances, good ideas and a good command of the form. A worthy successor to similar groups like Elephant Larry and TROOP!   8:00 – Dance Party Newfoundland …

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SketchFest NYC 2007 – Day 1

SketchFest NYC kicked off its third year last night in the city-by-the-everything, and SF Seattle was fortunate enough to have their very own Josh Knisely there in the trenches. He sends us this report. ===================== New York in June is hot, sticky, and the air has the opacity of net …

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In Memoriam

Comedienne Laura Myers, perhaps better known by her stage name Laura Hotspur, died last week after a three-year fight with cancer. She was thirty seven. She came to us from her bay area hometown of Eureka, CA. When she moved to Seattle, she began performing sketch and improv with the …

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Watered Daisey

Watered Daisey

There are Do’s and Don’ts of audience membership. This’d be a “don’t.” Last weekend, SketchFest co-founder and acclaimed monologist Mike Daisey was performing his lastest one-man show Invincible Summer at The American Repertory Theatre at Harvard University when eighty-seven members of a high school “Christian group” attending the show walked out en masse – one of whom dumped water on Mike’s signature …

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The Dark Comedy Returns

An unearthly howl in the distant night; a blood curdling scream and the slosh of monstrous limbs through freshly-drawn blood. These are the sounds of … comedy?  Yes, THEM!, Seattle’s horror-themed sketch comedy group returns this weekend with their second show (read our interview with THEM! founder John McKenna here).  This incarnation …

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Gettin’ Damned and Dirty

Tonight is Brown Derby‘s last performance of their staged reading of Planet of the Apes! Check out the latest in this year’s drunken interpretations of science- fiction classics! FEATURING: Nick Garrison, Imogen Love, Dusty Warren, Ade, Joe Randazzo, Spencer Thorson, and MANY MORE!   reBar, Thursday 03/22. Doors at 7pm, show at …

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