Thursday May 23, 8pm at the SpiderHouse Ballroom

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DANNY PALUMBO (Austin)


A transplant from Pittsburgh, Danny has performed at the inaugural Moontower Comedy Festival and can be seen regularly at Cap City Comedy Club.

THERE’S WALDO (Austin)

There’s Waldo is high-energy sketch comedy with a uniquely silly and twisted point of view. Their show delivers memorably pathetic yet oddly lovable characters and moments that will make you happily uncomfortable. That thing that you’re pretty sure is too weird or creepy to do on stage? Yeah, they’ll probably do that. The members of There’s Waldo have been writing and performing together since 2010 and have appeared at comedy venues all over Austin. They love weird outfits, dumb voices, and singing 90’s songs a cappella at inappropriate times.
Cast: John Buseman, Amy Dietze, Christine Giordano, Erica Lies, Sara Osburn, Taylor Overstreet

STAG! (Austin)


Hailing from the dusty tumbleweed-choked streets of Austin, TX, STAG’s smart, fast, and a third thing live show combines dumb problems, awful people, and sterling writing, Guaranteed to bring a smile to your face and frowns to the faces of your many enemies.
Cast: Andrew Rosas, Dave Youmans, David Jara, Joe Parsons, Lance Gilstrap, Mac Blake, and Ximena Estrada


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RALPH HARDESTY (Austin)

Ralph Hardesty

Ralph Hardesty

Ralphie Hardesty is essentially what would happen if Roseanne Barr were born a gay dude with slightly more testosterone, but slightly less butch. Hardesty is an overweight Midwesterner who, after a series of indelible life mistakes, eventually wound up in Austin, TX, so he sweats a lot.
As the host of the popular Encyclopedia Show Austin, he was selected as Austin’s Best Advocate of Drinking and Fact-Checking, and has performed at the Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival, Fun Fun Fun Fest, and the San Francisco Comedy and Burrito Festival. He has been featured in The Austin Chronicle, The Austin-American Statesman and the A.V. Club. His twitter is roughly 34% gay jokes.

MASTER PANCAKE THEATER (Austin)

Master Pancake Theater :: John Erler

Master Pancake Theater :: John Erler

“A glorious pairing of movies and comedy” – Entertainment Weekly

The hit Alamo Drafthouse show comes to Austin Sketch Fest. Master Pancake Theater keeps alive the tradition of pairing bad movies with live comedy. It’s smart, fast, and bust-a-gut funny. Voted BEST COMEDY TROUPE the last five years by the readers of the Austin Chronicle (2008-2012, Master Pancake features slacker wise-cracker John Erler, his partner Joe Parsons, and a rotating band of Austin’s funniest comics going up against the worst that Hollywood has to offer.
Cast: John Erler, Joe Parsons, Mac Blake