• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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