Philly SketchFest, November 8-14
Get ready for part 2 of Philadelphia Comedy Collective’s Comedy Month with the 3rd annual Philly SketchFest (PSF), November 8th-14th! Last week’s Philly Improv Festival was a smashing success and is a perfect lead-in to this year’s sketch festival that will feature acts from around the country. The Philly SketchFest follows in the fine tradition of the San Francisco SketchFest and the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, presenting a wide variety of sketch comedy. A relative newcomer to the festival circuit, PSF is looking to make their mark nationally and this year’s line-up is sure to make people take notice! Here’s a quick look at the whole schedule:
Monday 11/8, 8pm: Opening Night-Game Show Hysteria!!
Local comedian and star of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” Doogie Horner hosts Philly versions of “The 10,000 Penny Pyramid” and “To Tell The Truth.”
Tuesday 11/9, 8pm: Dirtiest Sketch in Philadelphia
Not your mom’s sketch show. Host Don Montrey presents a night filled with filth and fun. Several groups will try to out-gross each other until a winner is crowned.
Wednesday 11/10, 8pm
A night of entire sketch comedy from Philly groups Hate Speech Committee and Secret Pants and New Jersey group Inside Joke Films.
Thursday 11/11, 8pm
This block will feature rising stars from New York called This Thing of Ours and home-grown powerhouses Meg & Rob.
Thursday 11/11, 10pm
A power trio that would rival Rush: Swarthmore University’s Boy Meets Tractor, New York solo artist Rob Asaro, and the FINAL performance of South Jersey favorites Gentlemen’s Rotary Auxiliary.
Friday 11/12, 8pm
A one-two punch of Philly group The Feeko Brothers and New York favorites City Hall.
Friday 11/12, 10pm
A show that features two wonderful Philadelphia-based groups: The Dependable Felons and The Waitstaff, the longest running sketch group in the city.
Saturday 11/13, 7:30pm
A veritable buffet of East Coast sketch comedy: Angel Yau from New York, Friends of Gertude from Boston, and Animosity Pierre from Philadelphia.
Saturday 11/13, 10pm
What’s better than one buffet? Two buffets! See MacCloskey & Myers from Philadelphia, Sawyer & Hurley from Boston, and The Chris & Paul Show from New York.
All of the shows take place at the Philly Shakespeare Theatre, 2111 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Tickets to each show cost $10 and a pass for the entire festival costs $60 and can be purchased on Philly SketchFest’s website. Also, you can use a ticket stub from one show to get into another for just $5! Validated parking is available at Park America, 2106 Sansom Street for $8 flat rate. PSF is the second week of Comedy Month, an exciting event created by the Philadelphia Comedy Collective. Get out to these shows and be part of some fantastic comedy!
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