Tickets to individual shows as well as full festival and day passes are now available for purchase. See our tickets page for the full details and we’ll see you in a few weeks.
Please be advised: Our fancy, new PO Box is not accepting packages addressed to “SketchFest”, so if you are sending us a submission, please address it to Jeremy Lamb, PO Box 1726, NY, NY 10037 and no one gets hurt. Continue to make your checks out to Alexander Zalben and be sure to call your Mom and tell her you love her once in a while.
Thanks and keep those submissions coming!!!
After an overwhelming response, we have fully booked our Live Applications slots and have a waiting list a mile long should any of the initial groups drop out.
At this point, if you are interested in performing in SketchFest NYC, your only option is to put together a standard application and mail it to us. Thanks and good luck!
Interested in joining us for the 6th Anniversary of SketchFest NYC? Then go to and print the 2010 application linked right here! You’ve got three ways to submit:
Early Deadline: In our hands March 15th ($30 Application Fee)
Late Deadline: In our hands March 27th ($40 application fee)
Live Applications: Date TBA at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in NYC.
All Live Application slots will be on a first come, first served basis. If you are interested in a slot, please read the information on the application linked here, and email firstname.lastname@example.org. Include “Live Application” in the subject line.
In addition, if you have any problems with the application, please e-mail us at the above address. See you in June!
SketchFest NYC’s Fifth Anniversary is done! Thanks for coming out for all the sold out, standing room only shows, and we’ll see you next year. In the meantime, check out what some people are saying about this year’s fest:
While laughing to the point of exhaustion at the five-year-old comedy festival—which took place last weekend at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre—a cumulative portrait of humanity as something wholly ridiculous began to take shape.
If you didn’t attend Sketchfest, I am going to pray that you don’t kick yourself too hard and too fast, thereby causing your foot to explode. You’re going to need that foot for walking to Sketchfest next year.
Tons of memorable lines, many great performances, some really bright lights.
Everyone is hungry for laughs this year, and cue the rest of this metaphor, because the fifth annual edition of Sketchfest NYC certainly delivered with a healthy appetite (Zoinks!) of fun times, served up with a side of…you know what I’m trying to say, right?
This was certainly the biggest year yet for the festival, with special performances including The College Humor Show, The Kids in the Hall’s Kevin McDonald, The Whitest Kids U’ Know, various video-based groups, and many new and returning stars of the ever-growing sketch comedy scene. Shows were sold out and standing-room only…
After an super fun 3 days Sketchfest NYC 09 has finally come to end but for those who attended it will live on in our hearts forever. Here’s what you missed if you blew your last chance at happiness by not coming to Sketchfest yesterday. And check out exclusive interviews with many of the performs on The Comedy Nerds Podcast . You can take a listen here .
Striking Viking Story Pirates taught us that sometimes little girls do get a pony.
The College Humor Show informed us about Fleshlights and ate Fruity Pebble from the audience.
Inside Joke sat down with Kevin McDonald and found out that in addition to being in the legendary group The Kids In The Hall, he once met Wayne Gretzky in an elevator. Lucky guy.
Free Love Forum showed us what happens when one member of the family gets accepted into meteorology school instead of following his family in a long line of rock shuckers.
BOF discussed current events and did a hot little dance number.
The Story Pirates present Found Magazine performed a medley of songs from The Booty Tape.
New Exc!tement may have just drank some chiggers.
Steve & Jordan taught us that it’s not a good idea to go to pretend hospital just because the nurses are hot.
Summer of Tears found out what it’s like to have two dads.
Elephant Larry explored every aspect of the hit movie Con Air.
Fearsome debated the finer points of their death pact.
All photos by Tracy Wilson - www.twilsonphotography.com
It’s the final day of sketchfest and we’ve got a full day of sketchitude planned for y’all. Come on down to the UCB theater and spend the day with us. Check out a bit of hilarity from some of the many groups hitting the stage today below.
4pm: Inside Joke: An Evening of Lies – With Kevin McDonald
8pm: Steve & Jordan
9pm: Summer of Tears
10pm: Elephant Larry
Midnight: SketchFest NYC’s Closing Night Craptacular
Another great day at sketchfest with every show filled to standing room only. If you were busy doing something not nearly as fun as sketchfest here is what you missed (And check out The Comedy Nerds Podcast to hear interviews with many of the groups that performed. You can listen here.)
BriTANick tool us to the dark side of two man comedy.
The Money Kids came from Chicago to bring a little Sex In The City.
Pangea 3000 got a food delivery during the show and ate their way into our hearts.
Harvard Sailing Team took their Ivy League quality comedy to a Pizza Hut audition and gave it all they had.
The Riot Act taught us all a lesson about how bad super bad heartburn could be.
The 3rd Floor came all the way from Portland to shoot a TV segment with a character called WIND.
Kevin McDonald got real and talked about The Kids in the Hall, his alcoholic father and why he used a bag of hot dog buns as a pillow.
The Rejection Show saw John play Candice Bergen in a rejected BOF sketch.
All photos by Tracy Wilson - www.twilsonphotography.com
Start your weekend off right with some of the nation’s best sketch comedy. After all of last nights amazing shows we keep the part rolling tonight with more awesomeness. Here’s another taste of the groups hitting the Sketchfest stage this evening.
Midnight: The Rejection Show