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2022 Sketch Comedy Film Festival

On Sunday, October 23 at 7:30pm EDT, join Philly Sketchfest for another virtual year of our annual Sketch Comedy Film Festival!

Debuting live on Facebook Premiere, the fest will feature 2 blocks of sketch videos from some incredibly talented local and national sketch comedians.

Our 2022 Festival will feature an assortment of fresh comedic voices and filmmakers from all around the world (and yes, Philly too).

Stay tuned to Philly Sketchfest’s Facebook page for access to the streaming link.

Featuring:

Cthulhu (Mean Wendy Band)
How It Work? (Cam Wyllie)
Marie Condo Sparking Joy and Tidying Up (Brick Penguin)
The Godpfizer (Joy Provision)
Tennis Ball Woman (Kade Atwood)
The Witch’s Hex (Jason Taylor)
Cheesed (The S&M Experience)
The Babsyitter (Mike Bock)
Cindy and Piper Drive To McDonald’s (Shannon DeVido)
I HAVE FRIENDS (Zoé Mahfouz)
The Lost Art of Complaining (Sean Cassels)
moving out party (David Desmond D’Silva)
Kitman (Max Hofer)
One Liner 2: One Linerer (The S&M Experience)
The Todd & Tess Quest to the West (Jason Taylor)
And a new short by Joe Kwaczala!

On Sunday, October 23, at 7:30pm EDT, just head to our Facebook page to watch this year’s festival.

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Philly Sketchfest 2022

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Philly Sketchfest returns for a two-night celebration on October 21-22, 2022 with acts from Philadelphia, New York City, Toronto, Chicago, Virginia, Greensboro, Chicago, and Washington DC.

Crossroads Comedy is this year’s presenting sponsor.

Festival passes are available here.

On Friday, October 21, we’ll be at The Playground at the Adrienne with three shows:

7pm: Crying Alone in the Shower & Amanda Xeller (Tickets here)

830pm: Unstoppable Failure & Uber and Klonk (Tickets here)

10pm: Seann Cantatore & Joe Moore’s Explodin’ Halloween Garage (Tickets here)

On Saturday, October 22, we’ll be at Plays and Players with three more shows:

7pm: High Dramma & Lemon Pepper and Sazon (Tickets here)

830pm: Brick Penguin, Joy Provision & Bill Reick and His More Talented Friends (Tickets here)

10pm: Bad Medicine & Cam Wyllie (Tickets here)

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More Sketch Buffet is coming!

Philly Sketchfest is so pleased to be partnering with our friends at Crossroads Comedy to present another edition of Sketch Buffet during the Fringe Festival! Friday night, September 24, at 10pm at Theatre Exile (1340 S 13th St).

Tickets are available here, and the lineup and acts will be announced in the coming weeks.

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2021 Sketch Comedy Film Festival is coming!

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This year’s Sketch Comedy Film Festival will once again be virtual, and it’s happening November 19, 2021! Submissions are now open for your funny shorts.

More information and submission information can be found at filmfreeway.com/phillysketchfest.

Deadline to submit is August 31, so you have time to create something amazing!

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Sketch Buffet is coming!

Our friends at Crossroads Comedy Theater asked one of our producers, Curt, to help curate a night of sketch comedy! And now it’s happening!

July 16 at 9:30pm at Theatre Exile (1340 S 13th Street)

Featuring:

The Incredible Shrinking Matt and Jacquie

Steve Swan vs Joe Moore

Crying Alone in the Shower

High Dramma

Mean Wendy Band

(The Ghost of) Goat Rodeo

(and possibly more!)

Image description: Storefront of a restaurant with Sketch Buffet: A Sketch Comedy Showcase written on the facade. Multiple Crossroads Comedy devil icons on the windows. Image courtesy of Crossroads Comedy.
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Sketchubator: A Sketch Comedy Incubator

Philly Sketchfest is so pleased to announce we’ll be hosting Sketchubator, an online sketch comedy incubator, live on Zoom! Check out sketchubator.com for all the latest.

We invite sketch comedians from all over to share a piece of work they’re working on now to get feedback and see where the laughs are landing.

If you want to share an unpolished sketch or for more information, send Josh an email at josh@myfirstsketch.com.

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2020 Sketch Comedy Film Festival

While we’re all still dealing with the pandemic world and all the cancellations of live events, we’re happy to announce the 2020 Sketch Comedy Film Festival is going virtual!

Debuting live on Facebook Premiere, on Friday, November 20, at 8pm EST, this year’s Sketch Comedy Film Festival will showcase video sketches and short films from talented sketch comedians and provide an outlet for these filmmakers to view their work in a virtual film festival setting.

For more information, check out the Facebook event page here.

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Philly Sketchfest postponed until 2021

We thought there would be a chance theaters would be open in the fall. We thought travel would be possible. We hoped. But Philly Sketchfest 2020 isn’t meant to be, at least in the fullest incarnation. We look forward to hosting the Sketch Comedy Film Festival when movie theaters are open in Philadelphia, but live theater seems beyond our reach this year.

Performers who submitted to the festival have been informed of their next steps.

Since theaters are still closed (and will probably be the last thing to open), we’re continuing our Sketchubator sketch comedy open mic on Zoom every other week until, well, until no one shows up anymore.

Any questions, email phillysketchfest@gmail.com

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Philly Sketchfest 2020 Postponed

Hey everybody, 

We just want to let everybody know that we’ve come to the difficult (but 100% necessary) decision to postpone Philly Sketchfest 2020 from its original June schedule to the Fall of this year. With all of the travel restrictions and other current projections, it’s become pretty clear that we wouldn’t be able to hold the festival in its best possible version. 

We’ll be working with our venue partners to secure new dates, so that we’ll be able to provide our audience and our performers with the best festival we possibly can. Based on the incredible amount of talent that has submitted to us so far this year, we can’t wait to be showcasing their incredible work on stages all across the City of Philadelphia soon.

Any questions, feel free to reach out to phillysketchfest@gmail.com 

Stay safe and healthy! 

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Selling T-shirts for the Philadelphia Performance Artists’ Emergency Fund

Philly Sketchfest is now selling all its legacy t-shirts to benefit the Philadelphia Performance Artists’ Emergency Fund, a fundraiser to benefit the performers without the stages during this Coronavirus crisis. $6 with free shipping for any of the shirts left in stock, and all the proceeds will go to the Emergency Fund!

Head over to phillysketchfest.com/apparel for more.