For those of you who attended the fest at any point, you saw this animation play more times than you could probably count:
It was designed by Stefan Lawrence (one of the producers) and animated by Hilda Karadsheh, professional animator. If you would to employ her services at any point, please email her at nanabobo at hotmail dot com.
We here at SketchfestNYC is pleased as punch to present its biggest Saturday lineup EVER. With nine different shows, twelve different groups, special video presentations and an incredible Craptacular show, this is going to be the Sketchfest day to beat. Here are a few videos to get you in the mood.
Seriously, folks, this one of the best all-night lineups we’ve ever seen. We’re starting off with New York’s own Apple Sisters at 7 o’clock, here doing their darndest to advertise McClure’s Pickles:
Then at 8 o’clock, we have a double header of FAKESWEET, Kirstin Eggers’ (of Summer of Tears fame) solo show:
And God’s Pottery, a Christian acoustic duo from New York City, currently featured on Last Comic Standing. Maybe they’re kidding, maybe they’re not – you won’t be able to tell:
The 8 o’clock show also features awesome videos from New York sketch duo BriTANick:
At 9 o’clock there’s the inspired surrealism of Backpack Picnic, hailing from both Austin & Los Angeles and featuring amazing, polished videowork and wonderfully weird characters:
At 10 o’clock, all the way from UCB LA, are the Birthday Boys, who do pure, beautiful sketch comedy the way it was meant to be:
At 11 o’clock is another highlight in an evening full of highlights – the full-force comedy assault of Portland, Oregon’s 3rd Floor. Choreographed, maniacal, messy and delightful, this is elaborate stage comedy unlike anything you’ll ever see in New York again:
Finally, closing out the evening is another double header, this time with New York’s A Week of Kindness, a three-man dose of absurdity and pure silliness, all hosted by a bizarro version of Bing Crosby. Here’s a video of theirs not featuring Bing Crosby:
The final group of the evening is the awesome, subversive insanity of New York’s always-entertaining Trophy Dad:
The midnight show also features videos from the prolific New York comedian Oren Brimer:
And that’s it! Come see lots of shows! It’s going to be a helluva night.
Check out this interview in Back Stage with Los Angeles’ beloved TROOP! and get the scoop on their all-new long-form post-apocalyptic sketch show, “I, Douglass.” Also get your tickets to their show NOW. Also check out this video on UCBcomedy.com!