• Austin Comedy 2015: Lubu’s New Lungs

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    by Michael Jastroch Photo by Steve Rogers When people write about Bryan “Lubu” Roberts, the intro paragraph usually includes that “[his] voice sounds like a 1920s Radio Announcer Cartoon! LOL!” And while that’s true, it completely misses the point. Bryan Roberts is one of the most effortlessly funny people in Austin, and it has nothing […]

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  • Austin Comedy 2015: The Next Level of Vanessa Gonzalez

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    by Jeff Whitaker Photos by Steve Rogers Vanessa Gonzalez is so good, it makes me mad. I remember seeing her first solo show “I Don’t Know Words” at The New Movement Theater and thinking, “Okay, yeah, I can’t do that.” Vanessa has that special spark. That immediate magnetism and overall stage presence that makes her […]

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  • 2015: The Year in Austin Comedy

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    If you’re reading this, odds are you went to a comedy show or two in Austin this year. You probably saw or heard something that made you laugh so hard, tears came out of you eyes or you struggled to breath. A moment that whenever you think about it, you find it impossible not to […]

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  • ASF Hot Seat: STAG Comedy

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    This year, Austin comedy stalwarts STAG Comedy join the Austin Sketch Fest 6-timers club with a new, full length play called “Sex Week,” in which they blend some of their favorite characters and sketches into a complete story with an actual beginning, middle, and end. STAG Comedy is made up of an elite group of stand […]

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  • We’re Seeking Volunteers!

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    Now is your chance to get in on all the Austin Sketch Fest action FOR FREE! We’re seeking volunteers. Without their help, the festival wouldn’t be possible. We’re looking for House Manager Assistants, Ushers, Techies, Drivers, and more! Just simply fill out this quick and easy application! APPLICATION RIGHT HERE. What do you get? For […]

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  • Sketch Cover Night

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    For the second year in a row, ASF is presenting a Sketch Cover Night. Austin sketch comedy groups will perform their favorite sketches from SNL, Mr. Show, Key & Peele, and more. Comedians covering the comedy of others may sound a little weird, but last year’s show was a blast and a fucking half. It’s […]

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  • Important Announcement from Austin Sketch Fest

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    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 […]

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  • Here’s the Second Wave of ASF Performers

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    That’s right, FATHER, we added even more people to this year’s Austin Sketch Fest. I’m sorry to disappoint you again, sir. I know you’d prefer it if we didn’t jam pack this festival with the funniest people we can find. Well too bad, Father. Your little Festival is all grown-up and we’re not hiding who […]

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