Ready for a five-day jamboree of scripted comedy from funny people both local and across the U.S.?
ATX Sketch Fest is back for round three with a stellar line-up of out of town acts and the best of Austin sketch comedy. Sketch Fest will feature 12 acts in nine shows over five days in three venues (May 22nd-27th).
Organized by ColdTowne Theater, the previous festivals were both big-time successes, with sell out shows all weekend and talent including funny people like… actually we’ll let the lineup speak for itself, IN ALL CAPS: SUPEREGO, PAUL F. TOMPKINS, ENNIS AND KAYE, BEIGE, LANCELIFE, MASTER PANCAKE, STAG, YOUR TERRIFIC NEIGHBORS and many, many more! And since last December the Earth didn’t blow up, ATX Sketch Fest intends to up the ante this year and party like its Ford Truck Month– YOLO!
Headlining the cracking-wise, Superego w/ special guest Paul F. Tompkins will be performing at ColdTowne Theater Friday, May 24th. This super group, SUPEREGO, began in 2006 when Matt Gourley and Jeremy Carter finally decided to record some of the stupid things they had been saying. Luckily, Podcasts were just starting to emerge as form of media that no one was listening to. Soon after, Superego prayed to the comedy gods and their podcast grew, and now boasting over a million downloads. The 3rd ATX Sketch Fest will also mark the return of Paul F. Tompkins, a comedy jedi of sorts.
Also holding down the fort that weekend, STAG Comedy manifested from the dusty BBQ-stained streets of Austin, Texas. Founded by former members of movie-mockers, Master Pancake Theater, STAG has since assimilated a sort of justice league of ridiculously hilarious and surprising sketch groups locally and nationally. All of this promises to be a weekend of killer talent!
And don’t worry if you’re not funny, the ATX Sketch Fest will be holding comedy workshops for those “less funny.” ColdTowne classes are fun, relaxed, and open to people of all comedy backgrounds. It doesn’t matter if you suck or bring down the house – the ColdTowne Conservatory will take care of you.
Anyhow, now you know what’s up. Go check out ATX Sketch Fest’s website for details and tickets (take our advice, get “The Fest Pass”).
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