Saturday May 25, 7pm at the SpiderHouse Ballroom
THE HUSTLE SHOW (Austin)
A monthly comedy variety show brought to you by the finest comedic minds in Austin. Featuring sketch, stand-up, games, and other mayhem. The Hustle Show will be presenting a mix of some of their best sketches.
Cast: Curtis Luciani, Courtney Sevener, Jeff Whitaker, Scott Raney, Tre Fuentes, Sam Malcolm, and Ximena Estrada.
Hosted by David Jara and Mac Blake
RABBIT RABBIT (Chicago)
Veterans of Chicago and Toronto Sketchfest, Rabbit Rabbit are bringing their “Highly energetic and darkly subversive” comedy to Austin for the first time. Recommended by the Chicago Reader, and called “the best thing we’ve seen all weekend” by two guys from Canada last year, Rabbit Rabbit takes pride in twisting traditional comedy frameworks into new and surprising shapes. “Don’t be thrown by the…loose-limbed antics,” says Timeout Chicago, “Their best feats aren’t the physical ones but rather the mental gymnastics they perform, which result in scenes that are cerebral, unexpected and a joy to watch.”
Cast: Andrew Bentley and Chris Blake
8:30pm at the SpiderHouse Ballroom
YOUR TERRIFIC NEIGHBORS (Austin)
Bulwarks of Austin’s sketch comedy scene, Your Terrific Neighbors have been doin’ it for years. (“It” = weirdo sketch comedy, with the funny characters and the silly props and the you-know-what.) They’ve weathered the storms. They’ve seen ‘em come and go. And now, they want to get to know you. Yes, you. Find out what makes you laugh and what makes you cry. Burrow their friendly way right into your cold, damaged heart and make you love again. If this sounds too intense, though, they will just do a show for you.
Cast: Curtis Luciani, Courtney Hopkin, Braden Walker
ENNIS & KAYE (LA)
John Ennis is an actor, writer and director. He starred on Mr. Show with Bob and David, had recurring roles on Malcom in the Middle and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. He has also been in many films including ZODIAC, WALK HARD, CELLULAR, and just finished the feature DOGHOUSE. In the past year John created “Love Buckets” a sketch show that explores Love. The show has enjoyed many special guests including Dave Foley, Father John Misty, Brendon Small and most recently Frank Black from the “Pixies”. The first “Love Buckets” podcast, featuring a walk and talk with Frank Black will be launched in May. John is a huge fan of Matt Kaye and feels lucky to be collaborating with him as “Ennis & Kaye”.
Matt Kaye Has performed sketch and improv in Chicago and LA for 20 years. He was a founding member/director of the Los Angeles improv/sketch group “The Fucking Bastards”. His most recent Comedy Central Stage show was his staged pilot, The Space Pope Show with “MAD-TV” alum, Frank Caeti, BBC-The Mighty Boosh’s Rich Fulcher, Sarah Silverman Program’s Steve Agee, and directed by Curb Your Enthusiasm’s Jeff Garlin. Delighted to be half of “Ennis & Kaye”.
10pm at the SpiderHouse Ballroom
LanceLife is a an Industry Leader in the Self-Help Industrial Complex. An inspirational meta-comedy, LanceLife is guaranteed to improve people’s lives. The LanceLife Comprehensive Total Life System is the brainchild of the world’s premier Internal-Power-Mentor, Lance Banks, author of: “LanceLiving Your Life to the LanceLimit,” “Lance-a-lot: How I Learned to be Lance Banks All of the Time,” and “Optimysticism: The Glass is Half-Full of Magic.” Forever changed are the lives who experience LanceLife’s brand-new full-length multi-media audience-interactive presentation: “Expand Your Youniverse (and Improve Your Golf Score)”.
Beige is exactly like its namesake. Except that, instead of a color, they’re a house sketch team at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York and, instead of being boring, they’re incredibly fun. In every other way, though, they’re exactly the same.
Cast: Avery Monsen, Dan Hodapp, Kelly Hudson, Langan Kingsley, Lisa Kleinman