Philly Sketchfest: Back and Ready for 2017!

We’re back, and we’re excited to announce that this year’s 2017 Philly Sketchfest will take place from Thursday, April 20th, 2017 through Sunday, April 23rd, 2017.

2016 was an incredible experience for us, and we’re pleased to report that we’ll 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 2017 Philly Sketchfest.  Please note – There is a $20 submission fee.

Apply for 2017 Philly Sketchfest here!

Submission period will close on February 15th, 2017. Our festival schedule will be released on Wednesday, March 15th 2017.

We’re also happy to announce that, for the second year in a row, we’ll be hosting a Sketch Comedy Film Festival that will take place in the evening on Wednesday, April 19th. 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, 2016 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!

PHILLY SKETCHFEST 2016 – OPENING NIGHT AT RUBA CLUB

Tonight is OPENING NIGHT of Philly Sketchfest 2016! Please join us and hosts, comedians Rachel Fogletto (Comedy-Gasm) and Chip Chantry at The Ruba Club (416 Green St., Philadelphia, PA 19123) for all the sketch comedy you can fit into a single evening with performances from – it’s the new., Locked In Julia’s Basement, Wretched Hive, Youth Large, Dog Mountain, Peggylouloulouloulou by Amanda Xeller, Sweetish, House of Solitude, Bye Bye Liver, and for the first time in Philadelphia (we think? say maybe, 98% positive?) a PAY-WHAT-YOU-LIKE sketch comedy cover show called, ‘Old To Begin’ with performances from The Prince, High Dramma, Your Mom, it’s the new., and Uncle Robert. Check out the details below or at our festival calendar here

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Philly Sketchfest Opening Night Show #1
Philly Sketchfest 2016 – it’s the new. + Locked In Julia’s Basement + Wretched Hive
The Ruba Club 416 Green Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Thursday, March 31st – Doors at 6:45pm and Show at 7:00pm / Tickets – $10

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Philly Sketchfest Opening Night Show #2Philly Sketchfest 2016 – Youth Large + Dog Mountain + Peggylouloulouloulou by Amanda Xeller
The Ruba Club 416 Green Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Thursday, March 31st – Doors at 8:15pm and Show at 8:30pm / Tickets – $10

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Philly Sketchfest Opening Night Show #3Philly Sketchfest 2016 – Sweetish + House of Solitude + Bye Bye Liver
The Ruba Club 416 Green Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Thursday, March 31st – Doors at 9:45pm and Show at 10:00pm / Tickets – $10

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Old To BeginPhilly Sketchfest 2016 – ‘Old To Begin’ a Sketch Comedy Cover Show
The Ruba Club 416 Green Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Thursday, March 31st – Show at 11:00pm / Tickets – PAY WHAT YOU WILL/FREE

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Can’t wait to see everyone tonight. Don’t forget about all our shows and workshops! – Brian, Curt, and Ben!