• ASF Hot Seat: 100% Stuff

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    100% Stuff is a diverse, eclectic, high-energy sketch team that graduated from the Miles Stroth Program in Los Angeles. They’ve been directed by Eric Moneypenny (The Midnight Show, FOX ADHD) and Sam Brown (Whitest Kids U Know). We spoke to cast member Denisse Ojeda about their upcoming show. Kind of. What can audiences look forward to in your […]

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  • ASF Hot Seat: The Hustle Show

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    For the last three years and change, The Hustle Show – a monthly comedy variety show featuring sketch, stand-up, games, and other mayhem – has been holding down the second Thursday at 10:00pm slot at ColdTowne Theater. Built from a motley crew of improvisers, stand-ups and sketch comedians, the cast of the Hustle show has always […]

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  • ASF Hot Seat: Dave Buckman

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    Austin comedy legend Dave Buckman (formerly of Second City and Boom! Chicago and presently of ColdTowne Theater) has two shows in this year’s Sketch Fest. The first is with his longtime partner-in-crime (and in marriage), Rachel Madorsky. Rachel & Dave perform an original sketch comedy revue about people who are overly optimistic and under-prepared for […]

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  • ASF Hot Seat: Bad Example

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    Producing a brand new hour of original scripted comedy each and every week is a challenge. In fact, to anyone who has ever had to wrangle an unpaid cast of actors, writers and comedians, it sounds like some sort of stupid dare. To Bad Example, on the other hand, it’s a fun way to spend their week, writing and […]

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  • ASF Hot Seat: OSFUG

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    Sick of long sketches, complicated staging and ballooning prop budgets, NYC’s Kingmaker set out to create bare bones, balls-to-the-wall sketch show where scenes have close to zero props and come under two pages. The result? O.S.F.U.G.: A Fast Fucking Sketch! We put O.S.F.U.G.’s Mark Vigeant in the ASF Hot Seat to ask him a few questions. What can audiences look forward […]

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  • ASF Hot Seat: Midnight Society Presents

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    Midnight Society formed as an improv troupe in 2007 and, along with the Frank Mills, perform every Saturday Night at ColdTowne Theater. For years, they also performed a monthly sketch show, Midnight Society Presents. Known for outrageous knife fights and eggnog-chugging, their show was always unpredictable. Since the last show in 2012, many of Midnight Society’s key […]

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  • ASF Hot Seat: Bryan Gutmann and Brendan K. O’Grady!

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    Bryan Gutmann’s brand of laid back absurdism has been a force in the Austin stand up scene for close to a decade. He’s appeared on Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham” and at the Moontower Comedy Festival, not to mention at the prestigious New Faces showcase during the 2011 installment of the Just For Laughs Festival […]

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  • ASF Hot Seat: Girls With Brown Hair

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    One of the great things about producing a comedy festival are those times you’re pleasantly surprised by someone you’ve never heard of. Girls With Brown Hair surprised the hell out of us last year. Hell, they straight up sucker punched us with how hilarious they were. Several of the producers stopped watching the tape, just […]

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