STAG! Comedy has been busy in the past year, with a microtour of Portland and Seattle, a trip to the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival, and a brand new show, Sensible Pantsuit. They also added a new member, Lance Gilstrap. They’re also performing Thursday night along with There’s Waldo and Danny Palumbo. Stags David Jara, Dave [...]
Austin-based STAG Comedy has sworn a bload-oath to always be awesome. Made up of members of Master Pancake Theater and Mascot Wedding, Stag’s high-energy live show brings together their love of dumb problems, stupid emotions, and smart writing. They recently performed at SXSW and this year marks their third straight Austin Sketch Fest. We asked Stag members David Jara and Ximena Estrada to spill their goddamn guts.
How did you get involved with doing sketch comedy?
David Jara: We just kinda did it, man. We wanted to do a show so we did a show. Boom. Now I’m done. (drops mic)
What’s your writing process like?
Ximena Estrada: Grueling. We each take time to write sketches and then we get together to read them out loud to one another. Someone always ends up in tears or in their underwear.