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Thank you!

Here’s a HUGE thank you to all the performers, writers, technicians, staff, bartenders, interns and audience members who helped to make the New York City Sketch Festival an amazing success.

I am constantly humbled by the generosity and talent of all the hilarious artists that grace the stage, and this year was no different.  Keep making great work, and I can’t wait to see what the next year brings.

Toby Knops (Festival Producer)

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Its the final day of the 2013 NYC Sketch Festival

Don’t close your eyes cause you don’t want to miss a thing.

Sunday, October 6th

Striker
2pm - Girls With Brown Hair (NYC) / Sandwich (NYC)  |  TICKETS
3:15pm - Big Cheese (NJ) / Plays [well] with others (NYC)  |  TICKETS
4:30pm - Fun Car (Toronto) / Fat Kids (NYC, Magnet)  |  TICKETS
5:45pm - Drew’s Tumbler (Chicago)  / You Gotta Be F*ing Kidding Me  (NYC)  |  TICKETS
7pm - Damn Family (NYC)  |  TICKETS
8pm - Festival Workshop Show:  The PIT Writer’s Room
9:15pm - Bridge and Tunnel (NYC) / City Hall (NYC)  |  TICKETS
10:30pm - Nerds on Fire (NYC) / On The Pot (NYC)  |  TICKETS

Underground 
2pm - Duncan & Binu (NYC) / Business Computer (NYC, Tank)  |  TICKETS
3:30pm – Christine & Kelly’s Comedy Bonanza (NYC) / Pirate Sugar (NYC)  |  TICKETS
5pm - Pat & Mary (NYC) / New Swayze (NYC)  |  TICKETS
6:30 - Listen, Kid (NYC) / Cockadoodle Don’t (NYC)  |  TICKETS
8pm - Paid Vacation (NYC) / Breakfast For Dinner (NYC, Magnet)  |  TICKETS
9:15pm - Shadows (NYC, QSIC) / Risky Bottom (NYC, Magnet)  |  TICKETS
10:30pm - Desperate Times (NYC) / The Damned Truth (NYC)  |  TICKETS

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Super Saturday!

Start your weekend off right with some amazing comedy.  Check out Saturday’s schedule below, and if you’re not in NYC, check out the underground shows under the live stream tab.

Saturday, October 5th

Striker
12:30pm- Sketch Writing Panel
2:00pm - PITtv (NYC, PIT)  |  TICKETS
3:15pm - High Dramma (Philly) / The Leftovers (SF)  |  TICKETS
4:30pm - The Bilderbergers (NYC)  |  TICKETS
5:45pm - The Intecollectuals  (LA)  |  TICKETS
7pm - National Scandal (NYC, PIT) / Stone Cold Fox (NYC, UCB)  |  TICKETS
8:30pm - Elephant Larry (NYC)  |  TICKETS
10pm - Ned & Dave (Toronto) / Arthur Meyer:  Rock and Roll (NYC)  |  TICKETS
11:30pm - Astronaut Theatre (NYC/Chicago)  |  TICKETS

Underground

2pm - Chupacabra Conspiracy (NYC) / Mrs. Peanut (Mass.)  |  TICKETS
3:15pm -  Every Day Xmas (NYC)  / Chocolate Cake City (Boston)  |  TICKETS
4:30pm - Brick Penguin (DC) / Unctuous Child (NYC)  |  TICKETS
5:45pm - The Outfit (NYC) / sure sure sure (NYC)  |  TICKETS
7pm - Marina & Nicco (NYC) / The Reception (Toronto)  |  TICKETS
8:15pm - Coker & Stratton (NYC) / Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting (NYC)  |  TICKETS
9:30pm - Outlaw, Kansas (NYC) / Snack Boys (Chicago)  |  TICKETS
11pm - MURDERFIST (NYC)  |  TICKETS

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Happy Friday!

We’ve got so much Sketch in store for you today!  Check them all out!  If you can’t be in NYC, check out our live streams by clicking above under the tab…live streams.

Friday, October 4th

Striker

6pm - Pens & Pencils (A Sketch Comedy Jam)
7pm - Pop Roulette (NYC)  |  TICKETS
8:30pm - Boat (NYC)  |  TICKETS
10pm - SLAP FIGHT (NYC, PIT) / Beige (NYC, UCB)  |  TICKETS
11:30pm - FUCT (NYC)  |  TICKETS

Underground

6:15pm - Duct Tape Revolution (Boston) / Fratwurst (Toronto)  |  TICKETS
7:45pm - PulpRiot (NYC) / The Leftovers (SF)  |  TICKETS
9:00pm - The Rocket Scientists (Toronto) / Buzz Off, Lucille (NYC)  |  TICKETS
10:15pm - Daring Daulton (Philly) / We’re Matt Weir (NYC)  |  TICKETS
11:59pm - Big Brother and the Thought Police (NC) / Shock T’s (Chicago)  |  TICKETS
1am - ROCKtoberfest (Earth)

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Work it out with workshops!

We’ve got a couple killer workshops happening during the Sketch Festival this year!  Check out the workshop link above or check them out here:

 

WORKSHOPS

MURDERFIST: Sketch Comedy for The Devil


Teacher: MURDERFIST
Tuition: $75
Prerequisite: none
Dates: Sunday, Oct. 6, 2-5pm
Location: SIMPLE STUDIOS 

More info HERE.


The MURDERFIST sketch writing workshop will consist of an erotic and intimate look into our specific brainstorming, writing, table work, and revision process. Attendees are encouraged to come with as many ideas (i.e. one liners, funny ideas, nightmares, and sketch concepts). We never say, “Hey, that idea is stupid.” We just say, “That idea needs to be more stupid.”

 

The PIT Writer’s Room


Teacher: Joe Schiappa
Tuition: $75
Prerequisite: none
Dates: Oct 5th (One-Day Workshop) Saturday, 1pm-5pm
Location: SIMPLE STUDIOS
Class show: Sunday, October 6th at 8pm

More info HERE.


In this festival-edition of the PIT’s Writer’s Room Workshop, Joe Schiappa will lead the class in writing a sketch show that will be read by PIT performers in a staged reading at the festival the following night. This immersion in a writer’s room atmosphere will be valuable practice in getting great work produced quickly while working within a group. Joe will lead the class in exciting discussions that will form into fleshed-out sketches. After class, the sketches will be completed in time for the following night’s performance for friends and family. Come ready to write and produce!

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Tickets Now Available!

Tickets can now be purchased!

Links are next to your favorite shows in the schedule.  Remember that if you purchase a Festival Pass, you will get both priority seating and access to all the shows NYC Sketch Festival has to offer.

Here’s a reminder of the epic schedule:

Thursday, October 3rd

Striker Theater (PIT Upstairs Theater)

7pm - Garlic Jackson (NYC)  |  TICKETS
8:30pm - Gentlemen Party (NYC)  |  TICKETS
10pm - Bellevue (NYC, UCB) / Totally, Yes! (NYC, PIT)  |  TICKETS
11:30pm - Drunk Girls in Heels (NYC)  |  TICKETS

PIT Underground

6:30pm - Mani Pedi (Philly) / Hot Buffet (NYC)  |  TICKETS
7:45pm - Frange & Stern (NYC)  / Citizen Models (NYC, Magnet)  |  TICKETS
9pm - The Intecollectuals (LA) / Onassis (NYC, UCB)  |  TICKETS
10:30pm - Hammerkatz (NYU)  |  TICKETS
11:30pm - Cosmo Brown (NYC) / Dispacho (NYC, Magnet)  |  TICKETS

Friday, October 4th

Striker

6pm - Pens & Pencils (A Sketch Comedy Jam)
7pm - Pop Roulette (NYC)  |  TICKETS
8:30pm - Boat (NYC)  |  TICKETS
10pm - SLAP FIGHT (NYC, PIT) / Beige (NYC, UCB)  |  TICKETS
11:30pm - FUCT (NYC)  |  TICKETS

Underground

6:15pm - Duct Tape Revolution (Boston) / Fratwurst (Toronto)  |  TICKETS
7:45pm - PulpRiot (NYC) / The Leftovers (SF)  |  TICKETS
9:00pm - The Rocket Scientists (Toronto) / Buzz Off, Lucille (NYC)  |  TICKETS
10:15pm - Daring Daulton (Philly) / We’re Matt Weir (NYC)  |  TICKETS
11:59pm - Big Brother and the Thought Police (NC) / Shock T’s (Chicago)  |  TICKETS
1am - ROCKtoberfest (Earth)

Saturday, October 5th

Striker
12:30pm- Sketch Writing Panel
2:00pm - PITtv (NYC, PIT)  |  TICKETS
3:15pm - High Dramma (Philly) / The Leftovers (SF)  |  TICKETS
4:30pm - The Bilderbergers (NYC)  |  TICKETS
5:45pm - The Intecollectuals  (LA)  |  TICKETS
7pm - National Scandal (NYC, PIT) / Stone Cold Fox (NYC, UCB)  |  TICKETS
8:30pm - Elephant Larry (NYC)  |  TICKETS
10pm - Ned & Dave (Toronto) / Arthur Meyer:  Rock and Roll (NYC)  |  TICKETS
11:30pm - Astronaut Theatre (NYC/Chicago)  |  TICKETS

Underground

2pm - Chupacabra Conspiracy (NYC) / Mrs. Peanut (Mass.)  |  TICKETS
3:15pm -  Every Day Xmas (NYC)  / Chocolate Cake City (Boston)  |  TICKETS
4:30pm - Brick Penguin (DC) / Unctuous Child (NYC)  |  TICKETS
5:45pm - The Outfit (NYC) / sure sure sure (NYC)  |  TICKETS
7pm - Marina & Nicco (NYC) / The Reception (Toronto)  |  TICKETS
8:15pm - Coker & Stratton (NYC) / Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting (NYC)  |  TICKETS
9:30pm - Outlaw, Kansas (NYC) / Snack Boys (Chicago)  |  TICKETS
11pm - MURDERFIST (NYC)  |  TICKETS

Sunday, October 6th

Striker
2pm - Girls With Brown Hair (NYC) / Sandwich (NYC)  |  TICKETS
3:15pm - Big Cheese (NJ) / Plays [well] with others (NYC)  |  TICKETS
4:30pm - Fun Car (Toronto) / Fat Kids (NYC, Magnet)  |  TICKETS
5:45pm - Drew’s Tumbler (Chicago)  / You Gotta Be F*ing Kidding Me  (NYC)  |  TICKETS
7pm - Damn Family (NYC)  |  TICKETS
8pm - Sketch Festival Class Show
9:15pm - Bridge and Tunnel (NYC) / City Hall (NYC)  |  TICKETS
10:30pm - Nerds on Fire (NYC) / On The Pot (NYC)  |  TICKETS

Underground 
2pm - Duncan & Binu (NYC) / Business Computer (NYC, Tank)  |  TICKETS
3:30pm - Christine & Kelly’s Comedy Bonanza (NYC) / Pirate Sugar (NYC)  |  TICKETS
5pm - Pat & Mary (NYC) / New Swayze (NYC)  |  TICKETS
6:30 - Listen, Kid (NYC) / Cockadoodle Don’t (NYC)  |  TICKETS
8pm - Paid Vacation (NYC) / Breakfast For Dinner (NYC, Magnet)  |  TICKETS
9:15pm - Shadows (NYC, QSIC) / Risky Bottom (NYC, Magnet)  |  TICKETS
10:30pm - Desperate Times (NYC) / The Damned Truth (NYC)  |  TICKETS

Please note: The PIT Underground is not wheelchair accessible. Please contact The PIT at 212-563-7488 with any questions.

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The Peoples Improv Theater
123 E 24th Street, NYC
212.563.7488