• ASF Hot Seat: Midnight Society Presents

    Midnight Society Reunion Austin Sketch Fest

    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!


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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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  • Submissions for the 2015 ASF opening soon


    Austin Sketch Fest 2015 will be held May 19th – 24th, 2015. We’ll be opening submissions this month so start getting those tapes together.

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  • Guests for Everyone’s Favorite Game Show, Master Pancake Theater


    This is it. The closing night of the 2014 Austin Sketch Fest. We’re going out in style with two amazing and very different shows. At 8:30pm we have Everyone’s Favorite Game Show From UCB New York. The guest comedy contestants on that show will be Ithamar Enriquez and ColdTowne’s own Cody Dearing (tickets here). Then […]

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