Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting

ASF Hot Seat: Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting

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Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting is Katie Hartman and Leah Rudick – as fearless a duo as you’ll find in comedy. We’re very excited to have them back to Austin. Besides a monthly show at New York City’s PIT, a recent appearance on Kristen Schaal and Kurt Braunohler’s Hot Tub show, the duo have also recently launched a new web series, Made to Order. To answer our questions, Katie and Leah merged and formed a hive mind.
What’s your monthly show like?

The show is generally a mix of new and old sketches so we can try stuff out. Sometimes we’ll write a sketch and give it 2 shots and then kind of abandon it. Recently, we’ve been having a great time taking old abandoned sketches that we put up years ago and rewriting them so that they actually make sense. Those are some of our favorite pieces at the moment. It’s like flipping houses. But with no manual labor. And making laughter instead of making money.

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Tell us about your new web-series, Made to Order.

It’s the first attempt we’ve ever made at alonger narrative on film. The series follows two sisters who need money and start an underground food delivery business. The stakes are super high, as though they were actually selling meth or cocaine, but it’s just, like, sandwiches. The concept is based on a couple people in Brooklyn, years ago, who would make lobster rolls or fancy grilled cheese in their own kitchens and then do these secret handoffs around the corner. You didn’t have to know ‘the guy’ but you had to know a guy who knew ‘the guy.’ They were all shut down because they weren’t legitimate restaurants that followed health code. So we took that idea and then basically turned it into Breaking Bad but with food. And no cancer. And more dick jokes.

What can we expect from your ASF show?

We’ll be doing a compilation of “Best Of” material. Some of our favorite new sketches with some golden oldies.

What are you looking forward to at ASF?

We love performing in Austin more than any other city in these here United States. The city is brimming with comedy and music and, in our experience, the audiences are up for anything. Sometimes the sketches we love the most that may not hit every time in New York will hit in Austin making us give a knowing smile while we think, “yeah, you get it.” Austin was the first place we performed as a duo outside of New York when we started, and we just kept coming back because we love it so much. It feels a little bit like we grew up with Austin.

Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting will be performing Saturday, May 24th, 10pm at ColdTowne Theater, along with Rabbit Rabbit and Katie Pengra. Tickets here.

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Dave Buckman's ASF Picks

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Dave Buckman already told us why he couldn’t be more excited for Ithamar Enriquez’s show. We asked Dave for some more festival picks. Here’s what he sent us.
5 OTHER SHOWS I CAN’T WAIT FOR:

5) Wink Planet
Tuesday May 20th, 8:30pm, ColdTowne Theater.

A hot new sketch troupe of recent ColdTowne graduates who are some of the funniest new kids on the block.

4) Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting
Saturday, May 24th, 10pm, Spider House Ballroom.

These two ladies from NYC have been coming to Austin for the past several years to perform at the Ladies are Funny Festival and at Out of Bounds. They always bring the heat and they always sellout. Every time they come, they seem to ignite and inspire a frenzy of female sketch comics in Austin to write their own shows.

3) “I Didn’t See You There” The Show of One-Person Shows
Featuring Adam Trabka, Amy Wright, Byron Brown, Curtis Luciani, Erika May McNichol, Juliet Prather, Kirk Johnson, Kyle Sweeney, Scott Raney, and Will Cleveland
Tuesday, May 20th, 8:30pm, ColdTowne Theater.

A murders row of some of the funniest improvisers in Austin Improv right now making fun of one-person shows?
Yes, please!... Curtis, Erika and Byron alone would be worth the ticket price, but you also get Kirk, Kyle and Scott a triumvirate of alpha-male lunacy. Newcomers Amy, Juliet and Will are all about to have break out summers on Austin’s comedy stages and this will be one of your last chances to catch Bad Boys’ Adam Trabka before he moves to Portland in June.

2) Hot Property
Wednesday May 21st, 10pm, ColdTowne Theater.

Lance & Nick, (the Mick and Keith of Midnight Society) + David & Mac (the Gervais and Merchant of Mascot Wedding) are not only all brilliant comedians in their own right, but they make this troupe special in that they perform sketchprov. They have a loose frame of beats within a sketch but the way they get to those jokes are improvised. No one else on the scene does this and it has the effect of watching a masterful Jam Band like the Black Crowes work their way through a setlist.

1) My Mans
Friday, May 23rd and Saturday, May 24th, 8:30pm, Spider House Ballroom

Seth Meyers has declared that Tim Robinson (SNL, Late Night with Seth Meyers) one of the funniest people on the planet…and clips online of My Mans proves him right. He was so underused on his one on-screen season on SNL, it’s a shame because he is a true comic talent. My Mans was supposed to headline Out of Bounds 2 years ago but he got SNL and had to bow out (Noel Wells had to do the same thing this past year), so it’s been a long time coming to get them here in Austin. I can’t wait to see them live.

Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting at the 2014 Austin Sketch Fest

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We are pleased as a punch-containing creature bursting from a wall to announce that renowned NYC sketch duo Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting will be performing at this year’s Austin Sketch Fest. The duo have performed at the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival,the Los Angeles Comedy Festival, Ladies Are Funny Festival, the Brooklyn Underground Comedy Festival, and more. They’ve also recently launched a new web series, Made to Order. SBJM will be closing out our Saturday line-up at 10pm, along with Rabbit Rabbit and Katie Pengra. Tickets and full schedule available here.
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