One of my favorite weeks of the year is upon us, the Austin Sketch Comedy Festival. I’m one of the producers of Austin Sketch Fest so I will come very close to dying of exhaustion this week but I will love every moment of it.
I’m performing three times during the Festival. I’m hosting The Show of One-Person Shows. STAG Comedy will be debuting our new show Sex Week, and I’ll be teaming with Master Pancake Theater to mock an episode of Law & Order SVU. There’s so much comedy gold on the schedule, so check it out and go see something, eh?
By now you’ve probably heard of Austin Sketch Fest. Wait, you haven’t? Fuck. I know there’s a million festivals in this town, but I’m a producer of this one, so I love it the most. Austin Sketch Fest is 6 nights of live sketch comedy, stand-up, and more. There’s not a bad show in the bunch. Here’s my quick-as-I-can-make-it guide to the fest. Tickets for everything can be found here. Show’s that I’m in are highlighted in blue.
NIGHT 1: Tuesday May 20th. ColdTowne Theater.
8:30pm – Bad Example, Magician vs. Clown, Wink Planet
2 up-and-coming sketch groups, and veterans Magician vs. Clown – where a Magician and a Clown perform with and against each other.
10pm – “I Didn’t See You There” – The Show of One Person Shows
10 of ColdTowne Theater’s finest performing complete one-person shows. Each has to begin with the phrase “Oh Hello. I Didn’t See You There.” This is gonna be nuts. PLUS I’M HOSTING THIS BITCH.
NIGHT 2: Wednesday May 21st. ColdTowne Theater.
‘I Don’t Know Words’ with Vanessa Gonzalez, the Tastemakers, Vanilla Presley
Vanessa Gonzalez does a whole bunch of hilarious characters in I Don’t Know Words. The Tastemakers are strange AND great. Vanilla Presely is a comey rap group that is very funny. “Really, Mac?” Yes, very funny.
Hot Property, AC Lerok, Chris Tellez
You like your comedy packed full with mayhem, vulgarity, and dudes getting buckwild? This is your show. AC Lerok is a rarely fully-clothed sketch duo, Chris Tellez is a funny as hell stand-up, and Hot Property is a weirdo, very often filthy sketch group THAT I AM ALSO IN.