• Austin Comedy 2015: The Next Level of Vanessa Gonzalez

    Vanessa Gonzalez performing at the 2015 Austin Sketch Fest. Photo by Steve Rogers.

    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

    Joe Wengert at the 2015 Austin Sketch Fest. Photo by Steve Rogers.

    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: Joe Wengert


    Joe Wengert (Kroll Show, Comedy Central’s The Half Hour, Comedy Bang Bang) presents his one-person show, Stages of Adulthood, at Austin Sketch Fest. After conducting over three hours of research into the adult experience, Joe has expanded upon the work of Erik Erikson and is ready to present new, little known stages of adulthood to world […]

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  • ASF Hot Seat: Your Terrific Neighbors


    Your Terrific Neighbors (or YTN) are Courtney Hopkin, Curtis Luciani and (now) Adam Hilton! YTN has performed at every Austin Sketch Fest, making them – along with STAG Comedy – the only members of the 6-timer club. Although these humble writer/performers would shy away from labels like legendary and boundary-shattering, we can confirm that YTN […]

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  • ASF Hot Seat: Brent Weinbach


    Brent Weinbach is one of our favorite comedians, and we’re super excited to present him as a headlining act at this year’s Austin Sketch Fest. Brent is best known for his experimental style and abstract, deadpan delivery. Brent was a winner of the Andy Kaufman Award at the HBO Comedy Festival, which is given out […]

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  • ASF Hot Seat: STAG Comedy


    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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  • ASF Hot Seat: 2girls1pup


    2girls1pup are newcomers to the Austin sketch comedy scene. Elizabeth Schantz and Aly Dixon only met last year. The duo (and some friends) won us over at a live audition with their pleasant mix of darkness and absurdity. They answered our questions, sometimes as a single hive mind. One of my favorite things about holding […]

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  • ASF Hot Seat: Wink Planet


    Wink Planet has spent the last couple of years producing full-length sketch shows. They made their festival debut at last year’s Austin Sketch Fest and followed it up with a coveted slot at Out of Bounds. Then they followed that up with sold out run of shows at ColdTowne Theater with Off The Wall. The […]

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