Absurd, charming, hilarious, and possibly sharing a brain – The P! Company is Austin’s most inseparable comedy duos. Which made it extra shocking when company man Andy Petruzzo moved to LA. We’re very excited that Andy is reuniting with Kyle Sweeney to help us kick off the Fest on our opening night Wednesday, 10pm at [...]
Comedy, openness, passion, friendship, and experimentation. These are the tenets of Austin’s famed comedy duo, The P! Company. Combining high energy live sketches, video shorts, and conversations between the P! Company’s super funny hosts, Andy Petruzzo and Kyle Sweeney. We asked Kyle and Andy to give us a breakdown on the shakedown of tonight’s show.
How did you get involved with doing sketch comedy?
Kyle Sweeney: Andy and I have been making comedy videos/home movies together since we were in junior high. While other, better-adjusted pre-teens were dating and socializing, we took every effort to become more like the weirdo with a video camera from American Beauty. We too found the floating plastic bag as beautiful.
Andy Petruzzo: We have beautiful minds.
Kyle: No no – I’m referring to American Beauty, not A Beautiful Mind, the superbly crafted psychological thriller starring Russell Crowe.
Andy: Ah yes – and masterfully directed by Ron “Splash” Howard.
Kyle: Mmhm. So, we’d had a lot of time growing up together, being funny- then throw in some theatrical experience, mixed with our painful childhoods,
Andy: I wouldn’t say “painful.”
Kyle: I mean I didn’t get the Sega CD right when it came out.
Andy: Now I understand. A tragic period, to be sure.
Kyle: ANYWAY, then we organically shifted into that medium of sketch.
Andy: To be clear, we started sketch comedy because our parents wouldn’t buy us the Sega CD console.
Kyle: Of course. I think that’s why Lorne Michaels started SNL in the mid 90′s.
Andy: No that was because of the 32X.
Kyle: Now I understand.