Philly Sketchfest 2022

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.

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

7pm: Crying Alone in the Shower & Amanda Xeller

830pm: Unstoppable Failure & Uber and Klonk

10pm: Seann Cantatore & Joe Moore’s Explodin’ Halloween Garage

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

7pm: High Dramma & Lemon Pepper and Sazon

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

10pm: Bad Medicine & Cameron Wyllie

Tickets will be available soon.

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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.

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Submissions are now open for the Sketch Comedy Film Festival!

Submissions for the live shows of Philly Sketchfest 2020 have now closed, but there’s still time to submit your short film to the Sketch Comedy Film Festival!

Just head to http://filmfreeway.com/phillysketchfest, cuz it’s all right there.