Headliners for Austin Sketch Fest

Did we ever decide on what we're calling this decade? 2000-2009 was the Aughts, which has power and umph when you say it. Aughts! I've heard the term Teens used before and to be honest it doesn't have the same energy as Aughts. Teens is too informal, too focus grouped. Let's take out an "e" and just call it the Tens.  "Perfect Ten", "Tens across the board", Ten, the debut album by Pearl Jam. All great things! Speaking of ten, we have a big announcement for the TENTH edition of Austin Sketch Fest: our headliners!

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First up we have Ego Nwodim! From UCB to SNL, she's conquered every famous comedy institution that goes by an acronym. After a killer first year on Saturday Night Live, Nwodim will make her way down to Austin for a set guaranteed to knock your socks off!

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Joining Ego Nwodim is is Amber Ruffin! A staple on Late Night with Seth Meyers (where she became the first black woman to write for a late-night network talk show in the United States!!!), Ruffin will be bringing a few surprises with her when she graces the stage at Austin Sketch Fest.

Are you excited? Because sure as hell are! We have so many things in store for you - so keep those eyes peeled and your Memorial Day weekend open! This is the last Austin Sketch Fest of the Tens, let's go out in style!

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1) Thursday at ColdTowne Tiny Muscles. Month after month, the house at the Pack Theater in Los Angeles is sold out at the Tiny Muscles show. Why? Because the audience is always promised something good, and this team delivers. With recent performances at the San Francisco Sketchfest, Sacramento Sketch Festival, the Upright Citizen's Brigade, and Hyper RPG Sketch Show, Tiny Muscles wows the audience with their clever, absurd, and high energy performances. 

2) Friday @ Spider House A Funny Feeling Comedians and paranormal enthusiasts Betsy Sodaro and Marcy Jarreau invite their comedian friends and celebrity guests to tell their true paranormal experiences and hear spooky stories submitted by listeners.

3) Saturday @ Spider House The Special Without Brett Davis. From the New York Times “Mr. Davis has a gift for manufacturing hostility that quickly turns absurd. But what makes him compelling is how committed he is to his performance — never breaking character and persuading you of the reality of whatever extreme emotion he reaches for, no matter how ridiculous the situation.“ This show is a guaranteed blast with guests Chris Cubas and Colin Burgess.

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4) Saturday @ Spider House A Few Sandwich Lovers is an Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre-founded sketch team based in New York. This particular show was birthed out of a desire to write something beyond the traditional sketch show. It leans into the tropes of the 90s rom-com set in the most glamorous of American cities, Cleveland. From dropped manuscripts, to hot air balloons, to missed flights, our show takes the audience on a ridiculous romantic journey that could only happen in Cleveland.

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5) Sunday @ Spider House The Latino Comedy Project Celebrates 20 Years. What happens when a community’s piñata shops are demolished and replaced with cat-friendly vegan coffeehouses? When neighborhood pulgas are transformed overnight into luxury condos? Or when Mexicans are replaced with obsessively dog-walking paddleboard enthusiasts? Through a trademark mix of live sketches, music and original videos recently awarded “Best Of Austin” recognition by Austin Chronicle critics, the LCP provides all the hard answers and leaves no one unscathed in “Gentrif*cked.”

Austin Sketch Fest 2018 Headliners

We are excited to announce your 2018 Austin Sketch Fest Headliners

Girls with Brown Hair presents The 1947 Thanksgiving Special

Everyday is Thanksgiving because Thanksgiving is the best and it's 1947. And what better way to celebrate the best (and only) holiday than with friends, turkey, sequin gowns, and of course all those classic Thanksgiving songs everybody knows and loves?!

John Reynolds & Matt Barats presents Sadie Hawkins Day: Love Knows No Bounds

On the night where the girls ask the boys, it's the teacher's turn. Haters gonna hate and lovers gonna love, but at the end of the night, "You can do it all night long!"

The Latino Comedy Project Celebrating 20 Years!

What happens when a community’s piñata shops are demolished and replaced with cat-friendly vegan coffeehouses? When neighborhood pulgas are transformed overnight into luxury condos? Or when Mexicans are replaced with obsessively dog-walking paddleboard enthusiasts? Through a trademark mix of live sketches, music and original videos recently awarded “Best Of Austin” recognition by Austin Chronicle critics, the LCP provides all the hard answers and leaves no one unscathed in “Gentrif*cked.”

Austin Sketch Fest is May 21 - 27 at ColdTowne TheaterSpider House Cafe and Ballroom, and Fallout Theater in Austin Texas duh.