2015 Year In Review – Caitlin Weigel of House of Solitude, ManiPedi and Sketchier

This week Philly Sketchfest will be taking a look back at the year 2015 through the eyes of the writers, performers, directors and producers that make sketch comedy in Philadelphia a reality. Without a doubt, Caitlin Weigel is currently the hardest working sketch writer/performer in Philadelphia. Her contributions to the Philadelphia comedy community in 2015 were numerous, inspiring, and continuously raised the bar throughout the year. At the beginning of 2015 her work on ManiPedi’s, ‘Karen’s Dream’ with director, Maggy Keegan put audiences and her peers in a state of delightful awe, pushing the boundaries of what sketch can be and how it’s executed on stage. In May, she paired with her Triple Double partner, Dan Corkery (Goat Rodeo / Alley of Nightmares) creating the sketch duo House of Solitude with their debut show, ‘Together Forever’. Before year’s end, House of Solitude would perform two more shows of brand-new material – ‘Everything’s Fine* in Sicklerburg‘ and ‘Home For The Holidays.‘ Caitlin also wrote, filmed and edited at least one new sketch every month in 2015 as part of her YouTube channel,’Sketchier‘ which featured one of our favorite videos of the year, ‘The Milk & Cookies Show.’ Caitlin’s given us so much in 2015 and now, before House of Solitude and ManiPedi put up their first sketches of 2016 at Philly Sketchfest Presents, Sketch Hangover, she’s giving us her thoughts on all the beautiful and silly stuff she liked in Philadelphia sketch comedy during 2015… Continue reading

Q&A – The Jolie Darrow Interview with Sweetish

Tonight at 8:30pm, Philadelphia sketch comedy group, Sweetish takes the stage at Philly Sketchfest Presents monthly showcase along with New York City sketch comedians, Trout House and stand-up comedian, Eddie Finn. Earlier this week, Jolie Darrow of Barbara Bush spoke with Brian, Julia, Bobby, Maura and Erik of Sweetish about their unique and random formation, their love of practical effects, and their future… Continue reading

5++ Questions – Jolie Darrow interviews Trout House (NYC)

Tomorrow night, New York City sketch comedians, Trout House will be performing in Philadelphia with stand-up, Eddie Finn and sketch peers, Sweetish for Philly Sketchfest Presents at the Playground of the Adrienne Theater at 8:30pm. While we’ve been busy prepping for the show, Jolie Darrow of Barbara Bush reached out to Eric Feurer of Trout House for an interview “sesh” so you could be up to date on all things Trout House before the show… Continue reading

Five Questions – Jolie Darrow interviews stand-up comedian, Eddie Finn

Tomorrow night, stand-up comedian Eddie Finn will be hosting and performing stand-up for Philly Sketchfest Presents Sweetish & Trout House at the Playground of the Adrienne Theater at 8:30pm. But we couldn’t wait until tomorrow so we asked Jolie Darrow of Barbara Bush to interview Eddie and learn everything she could about him in five questions. We think you’ll find the answers both informative and promotional… Continue reading

Sketch Comedy in Philadelphia – November 16th through November 22nd

Before we get started with this week’s shows, Philly Sketchfest would like to congratulate The Flat Earth & Spirit Animal on their acceptance into the 2016 Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival. Please join us in wishing these two groups all the best when they represent Philly this coming January. And there’s more to celebrate because it’s show week for us here at Philly Sketchfest Presents and we’ve got two big events planned for you on Friday, November 20th at The Playground of the Adrienne Theater. First, it’s Sweetish, Trout House and stand-up comedian Eddie Finn at 8:30pm and then at 10:00pm it’s our annual, Dirtiest Sketch in Philadelphia with special guest judges, FUCT from New York City. More details on our Friday shows as well as all of the sketch comedy Philadelphia has to offer this week below.> Continue reading

Philly Sketchfest Presents – Sweetish, Trout House (NYC) and Eddie Finn on Friday, November 20th at 8:30pm

We are extremely excited to announce all the details for Philly Sketchfest Presents, upcoming 8:30pm show on Friday, November 20th at The Playground at the Adrienne Theater featuring Sweetish, Trout House (NYC) and stand-up comedian, Eddie Finn! Continue reading

Sketch Comedy in Philadelphia – October 12th through October 18th

NYC Sketchfest at The PIT is this weekend and as we mentioned last week, Philadelphia will be represented by a plethora of groups. This week, musical sketch group Mean Wendy Band gets ready for their two shows at NYC Sketchfest with a local performance at Philly Improv Theater (PHIT) with musical improv duo, Cat & Vegas and the Temple of Boom. Not to be outdone, musical sketch/90’s alt-rock cover band The Flannel Chucks are also back on stage. PLUS, a brand new show from PHIT Sketch House Team Dog Mountain with guests Adventure Friends, Sweetish at The Sideshow, and an opportunity for anyone to get their material on stage at Sketch Up or Shut Up. Continue reading

Congratulations, Thank yous and Safe Travels to Barbara Bush!

<span style="color: #000000;">Julia Hudson, Shawna Stoltzfoos and Jolie Darrow of Barbara Bush</span>

Julia Hudson, Shawna Stoltzfoos and Jolie Darrow of Barbara Bush

Thank you & Congratulations to Barbara Bush, their director, Jacquie Baker, and Nicole Yates for an incredible show on Sunday! Extra special thanks to YOU, yes you, the audience for helping these amazingly talented sketch writer/performers on their upcoming trip, where they’ll next be performing on the main stage of the Crossroads Comedy Festival in Indianapolis, IN!

Philly Sketchfest Presents was honored to have hosted this fundraiser with all proceeds going to the ‘the first ladies of comedy’.

Come see us next month on Friday, November 20th with Sweetish, Trout House (NYC),& Eddie Finn at 8:30pm as well as ‘The Dirtiest Sketch in Philadelphia’ with guest judges, FUCTnyc at 10:00pm and an equally filthy surprise at 11:15pm…