Last Day of Sketch Fest!

All three days of Austin Sketch Fest have been fantastic. Thanks to P! Company, Ghetto Sketch Warlock, Turn of the Century Paris, The Night Show, ColdTowne Mainstage, BLEAK! Comedy, Stag, Audience of Two, Midnight Society, Saddle Dads, Your Terrific Neighbors, and Delicious Moments for delivering some hilarious performances. Packed houses and great shows all around. Tonight, we close it off with two finals shows.
7PM: Best of Fest
Each troupe from the festival is invited to perform one of their favorite sketches. So far, we’ve confirmed there will be performances by MST3K’s Mary Jo Pehl, New York’s Audience of Two, Milwaukee’s Broadminded, and Austin’s Your Terrific Neighbors just to name a few. This promises to be a fantastic show.

8:30PM: Broadminded and Rattlesnake
Broadminded (Milwaukee, WI) — Broadminded is Milwaukee’s premier (and only) all-female sketch comedy group. The broads (Stacy Babl, Anne Graff LaDisa, Melissa Kingston and Megan McGee) have trained at ComedySportz Milwaukee and Chicago’s Second City Conservatory. In 2006 they combined their powers and started writing and performing sketches “By Women. For Everyone.” Their shows are described as “both intelligent satire and straightforward comedy” (Russ Bickerstaff, ExpressMilwaukee). Broadminded, which recently turned five, enjoys finger painting, dancing, and playing dress up; when it grows up, it would like to be a tiger.

Rattlesnake (Austin, TX) — Rattlesnake, composed of Kate Bojanek, Emma Holder and Katie Sicking brings you the weirdest and most unexpected sketch show you’ve ever seen. With scenes about alien warfare, geometric sex, harry potter as a has-been, and a video sketch that literally banned us all from Fiesta Mart, even you’re stuck up cat will enjoy it. Remember when the internet first came out? It was exciting, right? They’re the internet of sketch comedy!

Thursday was awesome! Friday will be awesome!

Tonight’s festivities:
At 8PM: From UCB-NY, BLEAK! Comedy with ColdTowne Mainstage. Tickets here.
At 10PM: Also from NYC, Audience of Two with the always fantastic Stag Comedy. Tickets here.
At midnight: PARTY! With DJs spinning classic soul music from the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s. No cover.

It all goes down at Spiderhouse Ballroom at 2908 Fruth St.

Here are some short videos from two of last night’s sold out shows:

The P! Company:

The Night Show:

The Night Show with Josh Krilov! Tonight at 11PM!

Tonight on The Night Show…

Andy Ritchie, winner of the 2011 Funniest Person in Austin Contest!
Ithamar Enriquez of L.A. Sketch Duo and Austin Sketch Fest headliners “Delicious Moments!”

Warm up comedian: Mac Blake of Stag Comedy (performing this Friday at 10PM as part of Austin Sketch Fest)!

Only $5!
Get your tickets now, this show will sell out!

Also, check out these video interviews Josh conducted with some Austin Sketch Fest perfomers for Austinist!

Dave Buckman on the Radio!

Dave Buckman on Remix Radio
Sorry for the last minute notice, but you can totally hear Dave Buckman talk about some of his favorite songs on KOOP’s Remix Radio today at noon! Just tune in to 91.7FM or

Dave, a former Second City director and member of Austin’s improv super group The Frank Mills, is teaching his workshop Sketch from Improv this Saturday from 11-2 as part of Austin Sketch Fest. Registration information can be found at the Workshops link at the top of the page.