2012 Austin Sketch Fest

Paul F. TompkinsThe third annual Austin Sketch Comedy Festival is happening May 23rd – 27th over Memorial Day weekend and will feature two headlining shows from comedian Paul F. Tompkins as well as other incredible local and national acts.

2011 Austin Sketch Fest favorites Delicious Moments (The Tonight Show) return this year debuting their brand new Sitcom-inspired show, alongside national acts Fantasy Sex Picnic (Second City LA)  and Astronaut Theatre (New York and Chicago). The festival will also feature a performance of One Across, Mystery Science Theater 3,000 alumna Mary Jo Pehl’s one woman show.

The Austin Sketch Fest was founded in 2010 to showcase Austin’s exploding sketch comedy scene. Featured Austin acts include Your Terrific Neighbors, Stag Comedy (recently appearing at SxSw), Spirit Desire (The New Movement Theater), Hot Property (with members of Midnight Society and Mascot Wedding), Ghetto Sketch Warlock, The P! Company, There’s Waldo (The Institution Theater), and The Hustle Show! There will also be a special edition of the monthly Encyclopedia Show.

The festival will take place at ColdTowne Theater (4803-B Airport Blvd), the Hyde Park Theatre (511 West 43rd Street) and at the 29th Street Ballroom (2908 Fruth St.). Tickets for all shows are available here.

Below are some photographs of the 2011 festival taken by Daniel Abrego. Visit the 2011 Photo Gallery for even more pictures.



Chicago’s Saddle Dads



Austin’s Your Terrific Neighbors



The lovely crowd at Austin Sketch Fest 2011


About Ghetto Sketch Warlock

Ghetto Sketch Warlock conjures a variety show for your punk ass. Containing raps, sketches, musical sketches, and solo scenes, LuBu will cram laughs into your mouth, at which point you will expel them back out of your mouth and onto your lap. You sicken me.LuBu tha Ghetto Sketch Warlock is the alter-ego of Bryan Roberts: An Austin-based sketch comedian, improviser, actor, and writer. People in the Austin Chronicle and Austinist have said stuff about him, but he doesn’t like to blow himself up too much.
Ghetto Sketch Warlock performs Friday, May 25 at 10PM at Hyde Park Theater with Fantasy Sex Picnic

About Paul F. Tompkins

Paul F. TompkinsPaul F. Tompkins makes his triumphant return to Austin for the third annual ATX Sketch Fest, performing two shows Memorial Day Weekend at the 29th St. Ballroom.
Paul F. Tompkins is regarded as one of the best stand ups working today. His credits include Mr. Show with Bob and David, Community, Comedy Bang Bang and his own podcast, the Pod F. Tompcast. Paul is appearing as part of his Crying & Driving Tour.

Paul F. Tompkins performs Saturday, May 26th and Sunday, May 27th at The 29th Street Ballroom (2908 Fruth St.). Both shows begin at 8PM.

Tickets for Saturday, May 26

Tickets for Sunday, May 27

The Encyclopedia Show

The Encyclopedia Show is a live variety extravaganza that commissions local and touring artists and experts from all the performance disciplines to activate their individual talents to present a different verbal encyclopedia entry each month. The Encyclopedia Show endeavors to build an age-integrated, non-competitive performance community cultivating accidental knowledge and irreverent loving kindness. Though the show is accredited by The Institute of Human Knowledge and Hygiene, it is our ongoing mission to chafe against logic and proof and find meaning in obfuscation.
The Encyclopedia Show performs Wednesday, May 23 at 10PM at ColdTowne Theater