What’s with all the crazy changes and totally outdated social media posts?
Well, we kind of figured no one would really be paying attention, but it turns out you really do like us! After an overwhelming* amount of concerned e-mails and messenger pigeons regarding the recent online activity we thought we’d let the anticlimactic cat out of the bag.
Basically we are just doing some spring cleaning, sprucing up the place if you will, all in an effort to support the creators and lovers of sketch comedy with a new (hopefully) functional and (debatably) attractive website. We promise, no shark jumping here…thanks for your patience and we’ll keep you posted on all the new features once they are ready to roll.
When two good things come together they can create something great but when many great things come together they can generate one glorious abomination of awesome…
Welcome to the MASHENNING!
Sketchfest’s Mash-Up 2012 is here so get ready to experience the talents of some of Seattle’s best and bravest writers, performers, and generally hilarious punch-line purveyors as they create an entire sketch comedy show from thin air in only 48 hours.
Want to join in the fun and tom-foolery? This is how it goes down:
FRIDAY 3/30 7pm: PITCHSTORM
All participants will meet-up at a super-secret (not actually) location to pitch ideas, potentially drinking, and prepare for the hours of writing to come.
SATURDAY 3/31: COLD READS
An all day extravaganza wherein sketches are read, roles are doled, edits are edited and the possibility of further drinking may occur. Be ready to start around 10:30 because who would seriously wake-up any earlier on a Saturday?
SUNDAY 4/1: REHEARSE AND PERFORM (on APRIL FOOL’S DAY!)
Rehearse in the afternoon followed by the performance (huzzah!) at 5:00pm at Wing-It Theater. Celebratory drinking and sighs of relief to commence post performance.
Registration fee is $25 per person. If you just want to laugh without all that messy work business, simply attend as an audience member! A donation of $5 is suggested, but gold, rubies or first born children are an acceptable – if outdated - alternative.
Think you have what it takes? Of course you do, but can you click a mouse button? Register here or get more info. Let the hilarity ensue…
Ready to be entertained by a cavalcade of comedic genius? Are you ready to be entertained ONE WEEK EARLIER THAN ANTICIPATED? You’re welcome. Though we can’t take all (or any) of the credit, The Entertainment Show will be having their monthly performance an entire 7 days in advance, so be sure to plug it into your PDA with that handy, dandy stylus before you forget!
March 18th at 8pm, Wing-It Theatre @ 5510 University Way NE
While reading the Seattle PI blog today (supposedly they have a new hard copy version as well, you should check it out), we found some news that made us a little sad. After over 30 years as Assistant Manager at the Comedy Underground, Carl Warmenhoven will be retiring to the dimly lit stages of local comedy clubs and focus on what he does best; making people laugh.
To say that it’s the end of an era may be true, but it is also a chance for a guy that has given new beginnings to performers all over the Seattle comedy community to experience a happy ending of his own…wait, no. What I meant to say was that Carl Warmenhoven has been giving happy endings to Seattle comics for many yea—damn it. Whoever’s end ends up happy, here’s to you Carl! On behalf of the Seattle sketch comedy community, we wish you happy trails….never mind…
Say Bon Voyage but NOT goodbye to a Seattle comedy legend and generally happy guy Carl Warmenhoven at the Comedy Underground on March 6th and don’t forget to catch his last show as Assistant Manager February 29th (tonight!) at the very same Comedy Underground at 8pm.
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.