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Submission Avalanche!

We are in the process of going through all your amazing work.  The number of applications this year is HUGE, and we’ve been blown away by the diversity and talent of all the applicants.  Check back soon!

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Submissions Closed

Thank you all who submitted to this years NYC Sketch Festival.  We now have our work cut out for us.  The next few days will be filled with us going over the applications you submitted.  Check back here soon for more updates!

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Final Day For Submissions

Not to put any pressure on you, but there are merely hours, HOURS left to get your submission in for NYC Sketch Festival 2013.  At 11:59pm (Eastern time, so that is 8:59pm to you West Coasters) TONIGHT the submission form will be deactivated.  Do not wait until the last minute!

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IFC Named Exclusive Featured TV Partner

Event Producer, Toby Knops announced today that IFC will become the Exclusive Featured TV Sponsor of the NYC Sketch Festival.

“I am incredibly excited to announce this partnership, as any lover of comedy and in particular sketch comedy will tell you, IFC is home to some of the best there is,” Knops said. “to have them as a partner for this Festival will help to raise the exposure of our festival as well as to promote the great comedy programming they provide.  Including Comedy Bang! Bang!, and the upcoming sketch comedy show The Birthday Boys, premiering Friday, October 18th.”   

This year’s New York City Sketch Festival marks the second year for the festival, and the first year with event sponsorship. The 2013 Sketch Festival will last four days, with both Saturday and Sunday presenting over ten hours of sketch comedy.  Last year the Festival welcomed 62 participating teams from all over the US and Canada.  As well as over two thousand attendees over its four days.

The New York City Sketch Festival is becoming the premier comedy event for sketch comedy enthusiasts.  Taking place at the Peoples Improv Theater (The PIT), where for over 10 years, comedians have learned from a talented staff of teachers who have had experience writing or producing for The Colbert Report, SNL, The State, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon as well as many others.  The PIT has become NYC’s destination for high quality performances, classes and workshops.

The line up for this years festival will be announced after submissions close on August 16.

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We’ve gotten submissions in from all over the United States and Canada, but we’re still missing out on one thing…YOU (unless you’ve submitted, then we are celebrating our potential relationship).  The application deadline is approaching INCREDIBLY FAST.  August 16 will be here before you know it and the last thing we want to do is celebrate without you.  Click on SUBMIT above, and join in the party!

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We’re jumping into it again this coming October!  Four nights of sketchiness.  Teams from all over the US, Canada and beyond.  All in one location, The Peoples Improv Theater on 24th Street in the Flatiron district of Manhattan.
We are also using this occasion to announce another weekend of performance: SOLOCOM NYC, coming November 9th and 10th.  What is THAT?  Click the link above to find out and submit.
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The Peoples Improv Theater
123 E 24th Street, NYC