Bad news first. Due to circumstances beyond our control, Good Neighbor has dropped out of Austin Sketch Fest. We are disappointed that they will not be able to join us this year.
Good news: that left us with a couple of open headliner spots to fill with acts that we are very excited about. We are pleased to announce that Brent Weinbach and Joe Wengert will be performing at this year’s Austin Sketch Fest.
Brent Weinbach is a winner and recipient of the Andy Kaufman Award, which is given out once a year to recognize innovation in stand-up comedy. He is also responsible for various internet video sensations such as Gangster Party Line and Ultimate Drumming Technique, as well as the cult web series, Pound House. Brent has appeared on Conan, Comedy Central, HBO, IFC, ABC, and Adult Swim, and also toured with the Comedians of Comedy.
Brent will be performing his one-person show “Appealing to the Mainstream”, Friday. May 22nd, 8:30pm at the Spider House Ballroom. Austin’s own Vanessa Gonzalez will open.
Joe Wengert worked as a writer and producer on Comedy Central’s critically acclaimed Kroll Show. He has also written for Comedy Bang Bang (IFC) and Playing House (USA). As a stand-up, Joe was named one of the New Faces at the 2012 Montreal Just For Laughs festival. In 2014, Joe was featured on his own episode of Comedy Central’s The Half Hour.
Joe’s television acting credits include Modern Family, Key & Peele, How To Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life), Newsreaders, and Review. He has also appeared in character on multiple episodes of the Comedy Bang Bang podcast.
Joe will be performing his one-person show “Stages of Adulthood” Saturday May 23rd, 8:30pm at the Spider House Ballroom. UCBNY sketch group Bullshit Women will open.
We are thrilled to have Brent and Joe joining us in Austin next month. Go here to view the full schedule and purchase individual show tickets.