• 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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  • 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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  • Free Show: Austin Sketch Smash

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    As we get closer to the 2015 Austin Sketch Fest, we will be bringing you a couple ramp-up shows. Our first one is a co-presentation with Pop Press International, called Austin Sketch Smash. See, we bought a box of prop glass bottles. The kind they can break over people’s heads in movies and not kill […]

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  • Here’s the ASF 2015 Line-up

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    We are beyond excited to announce our first wave of performers for the sixth Austin Sketch Fest, playing May 18-24 at ColdTowne Theater and Spider House Ballroom. Good Neighbor, that charming powerhouse troupe of SNL performers, writers and directors, will perform TWO headlining shows during the fest. We again have a super strong line-up of […]

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  • Our Favorite Sketches of 2014

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    The Austin Sketch Fest producer team picks some of our favorite sketches of the year. It might not surprise you that some of them are from the 2014 Festival. Courtney Hopkin – Marketing, Productions & Operations for ASF, performer with Your Terrific Neighbors Saturday Night Live, “Wing” It’s hard to do bad acting well. That […]

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