Third Frames: Cambridge Footlights (review)
The legendary Cambridge Footlights invaded the weekly Sketch Comedy Lounge at the Rivoli in Toronto on Tuesday night, with their latest show Pretty Little Panic. Their solid hour of energetic, fast-transitioning sketches, is on a mini North American tour afte... [Read More]
September is National Sketch Writing Month!
September is officially National Sketch Writing Month. "30 days. 30 sketches. No excuses. No apologies." [Read More]
"Kate McKinnon on Ice,"A One-Woman Sketch-tacular!
Kate McKinnon earned a nomination for the ECNY's Emerging Comic Award in 2010, but how she hasn't emerged already as a comedy star is beyond me. Yes, McKinnon got to showcase her chops in Logo TV's The Big Gay Sketch Show, but odds are, you weren't watching Logo nor even know what channel that is on your cable/satellite provider. You do have the opportunity to see how brilliant McKinnon is, live onstage, in her new aptly-billed "one-woman sketch-tacular," Kate McKinnon On Ice, which just began i... [Read More]
Onassis, The Mantzoukas Brothers come up winners at 2011 Friars Club Improv & Sketch Competition
A new UCB Maude team and a long-running two-man improv group came up big as winners of $5,000 each in the 2011 Friars Club Improv & Sketch Competition, held over the weekend at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New... [Read More]
Coluche: The Tragic Arc of France's Boundary-Pushing Comic Conscience
C'est moche, c'est sale, c'est dans le vent: it’s ugly, it’s dirty, it’s going to happen. It’s difficult for me to stand by this translation because I don’t speak a lick of French. So I just have to trust that it properly conveys the spirit of the now-legendary Parisian comedy club Café de la Gare.... [Read More]
Sketch Comedy Explosions Sear the UCB Theatre at SketchFestNYC 2011
Comedy fans were slammed this weekend, as the funniest sketch comedians from far-and-wide descended upon New York City for SketchFestNYC 2011, a four-day comedy romp at the UCB Theatre.. [Read More]
Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival announces competitors for 4th annual Sketch Com-Ageddon
They say Canada is friendly, eh? Well, perhaps not as much for five nights later this month, as the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival presents the fourth annual Sketch Com-Ageddon. Last year’s champs, Smells Like the 80s, will face 44 other... [Read More]
Friars Club announces 10 finalists (plus alternates) for 2011 FrISC, to compete June 24-25 at UCB-NY
The Friars Club announced today the 10 finalists, plus alternates, who will compete for big cash prizes in the second annual Friars Club Improv & Sketch Competition [FrISC] Five groups made the cut in both improv and sketch categories, after... [Read More]
Watch an unaired Ed Helms musical sketch from Saturday Night Live
Though the Ed Helms-hosted Saturday Night Live episode has come and gone, we just got this sketch that didn’t end up airing last week. The SNL writers took the well-worn vehicle of parodying TV commercials for music collections (Love Songs of the 80s, Power Ballads, Disco Hits, etc…) and instead created an album that would not-so-subtly dissuade teenagers from having sex on prom night. Let’s watch– and listen. [Read More]
Sketchfest NYC announces full schedule for 2011
they've unveiled the full lineup for the 7th annual Sketchfest NYC, happening June 8-11, 2011, at the UCB Theatre in NYC.. [Read More]