Philly Sketchfest Returns for Our 10th Anniversary in 2018!

We’re excited to announce that this year’s 2018 Philly Sketchfest will take place from Thursday, May 31st through Sunday, June 3rd, 2018.

As always, we’re excited to report that we’ll once again be hosting our events at multiple venues across the City of Philadelphia.

If you’d like to apply, please use the link below to submit your group, comedy collective or solo act for the 2018 Philly Sketchfest.  Please note – There is a $25 submission fee.

Apply for 2018 Philly Sketchfest here!

Submission period will close on March 1st, 2018. Our festival schedule will be released in early April 2018.

We’re also happy to announce that, for the third year in a row, we’ll be hosting a Sketch Comedy Film Festival that will take place the week of Philly Sketchfest. As an added bonus, the submission fee for this year’s film fest is only $5!

You can sign up for this year’s film festival right here.

And of course, last year’s festival would not have been the massive success it was without the help of our many sponsors and volunteers. If YOU would be interested in volunteering for this year’s fest, just head over to our Volunteer Sign-Up Form and let us know!

Thanks again, and hope to see all of you at this year’s fest!

The 2017 Dirtiest Sketch in Philadelphia Competition – NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS!

We’re beyond excited to announce that submissions are NOW OPEN for The 2017 Dirtiest Sketch in Philadelphia, which goes down this year on Friday, October 20th.

For the 4th year in a row, we’ll be returning to the ComedySportz stage at The Adrienne Theater Playground for another hilarious night of filth, debauchery and gallons of fake bodily fluids. Don’t even think about missing this.

Submissions are free, so just fill out the application below and you’re good to go!


Friday, Sept 15, 2017: Philly SketchFringe 2017 – Sketch Comedy Showcase

We’re excited to announce that Philly Sketchfest will be returning to the CSZ stage for Philly SketchFringe, a one-night showcase with 3 separate performances full of your favorite sketch comedy troupes from Philadelphia!

Line-Up Includes:

7PM: Dog Mountain & House of Solitude

8:30PM: The Prince, The Decoy and Jon & Ian Have Something to Tell You –

10:30PM: High Dramma and Mean Wendy Band –

All tickets are $10.

Address: CSz Philadelphia – Home of ComedySportz

The Playground at The Adrienne Theater

2030 Sansom St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

To purchase tickets, please visit

Philly Sketchfest 2017: Line-Up Announcement!

The official 2017 Philly Sketchfest line-up has arrived!

We’re proud to be returning this year with a truly incredible list of performers, who will be hosted at a variety of phenomenal venues across the city, including the PSF Roxy, Underground Arts, The Ruba Club and the Playground at the Adrienne Theatre.

Festival Dates: April 19th-23rd

Ticketing Info:

All tickets for our live shows are available at
Keyword ‘Philly Sketchfest

For the Sketch Comedy Film Festival tickets, please visit the PSF Roxy website –

For more information on shows, performer info and more, visit:

@PHLSketchfest or


Q&A with Anthony Jackson of New Team Honeybear (NYC)

Tonight at 8:30pm, Philly Sketchfest Presents will host sketch from High Dramma and from The People’s Improv Theater (The PIT) in New York City, New Team Honeybear with stand-up from Los Angeles based comedian, Conner McNutt. Philly Sketchfest sat down with Anthony Jackson of New Team Honeybear, to talk about the duo’s origins, sketch comedy in New York City and a few details on their set tonight entitled ‘The Butter Show’… Continue reading

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

Few things make us happier than seeing (or hearing) all the love Philadelphia’s sketch comedy community has been getting from national comedy festivals and this past weekend at Montreal Sketchfest 2016 The Flat Earth added a few more accolades performing in the closing night “Best of Fest” show and winning “Best Newcomer” (a.k.a. The Bag of Beer). Philly Sketchfest congratulates Jacquie Baker, Vincent DiCostanzo, Rich Lee, Adam Siry, Matthew Schmid, Molly Silverman and director, Paul Triggiani of The Flat Earth on all their accomplishments this year (including runners-up for Producer’s Pick at Toronto Sketchfest) and thanks you for putting Philadelphia in the conversation when it comes to sketch comedy.


Adventure Friends Baby Steps and Tim Butterly LargeNow please enjoy this week’s listings, with special attention for the May 20th Philly Sketchfest Presents Showcase at The Adrienne Theater Playground!

First at 8:30pm, it’s Adventure Friends with Baby Steps hosted by Tim Butterly of Comedy Central’s Delco Proper.

A Galaxy Uncherished Logo WideThen at 10:15pm, it’s the triumphant, one-night only, encore presentation of House of Solitude’s, “A Galaxy Uncherished” with special guests One Idiot from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City, performing in their critically acclaimed, lost play from Tennessee Williams, “What The Horse Saw”.

More details plus everything else sketch in Philadelphia below… Continue reading

Sketch Comedy In Philadelphia – May 9th through May 15th

No time for love today; only news about sketch comedy shows happening in Philadelphia. Big news of the week? There’s a new sketch group in town and their name is Nakatomi. Even bigger news of the week? That same brand new sketch group is making their debut this week opening for PHIT Sketch House Team, Dog Mountain. But the most big news this week? All of Nakatomi’s writers & performers are improvisors. According to Nakatomi’s Tom Hannigan, everyone in the group has “dabbled” in sketch comedy over the past year and collectively decided forming a group together would give them an opportunity to work out their sketch comedy-chops. We’re thrilled to hear it and excited to see it. What day? What time? Attire? It’s all below! You should really know that by now… Continue reading

Sketch Comedy in Philadelphia – May 2nd through May 8th

Yes, you came here to find out what the ‘happs’ are this week for sketch comedy in Philadelphia. But first, we have to take a moment to acknowledge some Philadelphia sketch groups who’ve been accepted into and will be performing in some incredible festivals over the next two weeks. Please join us in congratulating The Flat Earth (PHIT) and The Incredible Shrinking Matt & Jacquie on their acceptance into Montreal Sketchfest 2016 as well as it’s the new., Kathryn & Sarah, Sweetish, and Until Pluto on their acceptance into this week’s Charm City Comedy Festival in Baltimore, MD! If you’re from Philly and looking for an over-night adventure built around supporting sketch comedy from your city, you could make the trip to Baltimore in time to see Kathryn & Sarah (10:00pm) and Until Pluto (11:30pm) on Friday night, Sweetish (4:00pm) and it’s the new. (7:00pm) on Saturday, and then be back in Philly in time for Mother’s Day on Sunday. Or you could stay in Philadelphia and catch all the incredible sketch comedians that are performing this week. Who are they? See below for all the details… Continue reading

Sketch Comedy in Philadelphia – April 18th through April 24th

Now that we’re are all caught up from Philly Sketchfest 2016 we’re ready to return to this website back to some regularly scheduled content highlighting all the sketch comedy taking place in Philadelphia on a weekly basis. We’re also excited to announce here that we’ll be posting more articles and interviews with Philadelphia-based sketch groups as well as becoming the official home of the “My First Sketch” podcast hosted/created by Josh Higham. That’s good news. Some might say great, but we like to think of it as leaving ourselves room to grow. So what’s happening this week already, right? Well word on the street is that you have a hot date with sketch comedy on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday. Check out the events below to see exactly who’ll be taking you out on the town each night… Continue reading


philly sketch fest centered (2)After taking a day to sleep, re-hydrate, sleep and then sleep some more, we’d like to take a moment to offer our sincere gratitude and thanks to all of the performing groups from Philadelphia and across North America that participated in Philly Sketchfest 2016 and our audiences for supporting this festival at the most attended Philly Sketchfest to date! We’d also like to take the time to thank our 2016 Festival Sponsors – Philadelphia Film Society & PFS Roxy Theater, Lehigh Valley Apparel Creations, Federal Donuts, Miss Rachel’s Pantry, Ida Mae’s Bruncherie, and Uber. Finally, we want to make sure you are specifically aware of those who volunteered and donated their time, efforts or expertise in making Philly Sketchfest 2016 as successful as it was. We’re very proud of these people and honored to have them in our corner. Running a sketch comedy festival is simply not something three people do on their own and many people deserve acknowledgement and appreciation for making this festival a success and run as smoothly as possible from night to night. Please join us as we thank them for their tireless efforts… Continue reading