SketchFest Seattle is the world's original sketch comedy festival and has established a reputation for presenting the best and most original comedy from around the globe. Currently in our 14th year, SketchFest has announced its 2012 line-up and festival dates to share with the city of Seattle.
Beginning at the end of September and spanning two weekends, this iconic comedy festival brings some of Seattle's most amazing sketch comedy talent together with other creative performers from around the country to provide one of the most exciting, provocative, hilarious and downright uproarious good sketch, video and stand-up comedy to Seattle audiences.
Friday 09/28/12 LOCAL SHOWCASE 7:00 PM – Annex Theatre
Saturday 09/29/15 FILM CHALLENGE 7:00 PM – Central Cinema
Thursday 10/04/12 7:00 PM – Theatre Off Jackson
Friday 10/05/12 7:00 PM – Theatre Off Jackson
Friday 10/05/12 9:00 PM – Theatre Off Jackson
Saturday 10/06/12 7:00 PM – Theatre Off Jackson
Saturday 10/06/12 9:00 PM – Theatre Off Jackson
Theatre Off Jackson
409 7th Avenue South
Theatre Off Jackson exists to advance Seattle's vibrant artistic community. It is a 140-seat venue appropriate for performance, music, film, readings, fundraisers and special events. The Theatre Off Jackson Upstairs Gallery is a large, open room suitable for multiple purposes and features a gallery.
1100 E. Pike St.
Annex Theatre is a democratic collective of theatre artists dedicated to creating bold new work in an environment of improbability, resourcefulness, and risk. It seats 99, the stage is approximately 24' by 24' and includes a fully operable bar for intermission.
1411 21st Avenue, Seattle, WA
Central Cinema is a movie-dinner-theater. The lobby is also set up as a restaurant. The waiters deliver food and beverages to your table in the theater. It is a full evening out all in one place.
Tickets are purchased differently for each venue. For more information and links for purchase please visit the Tickets section at: http://www.sketchfest.org/sketchfest-2012
The Entertainment Show
The Entertainment Show is Kevin Clarke and Travis Vogt--Stranger Genius Award-Nominated filmmakers/sketch comedians, and creators of the epic sci-fi feature film Steel Of Fire Warriors: 2010 AD, the six-part mini-series Adventure Buddies and countless laugh-inducing short films and mind-bending live sketches.
Andy and Barbara
Andy and Barbara are a funny, smart, idiosyncratic Seattle based sketch duo. They are nice people. Follow them on twitter @barbara_holm and @andipalmur.
Generation Friends is a student group at The Evergreen State College that controls the comedy market on campus. They are a SUPER-GROUP comprised, much like the US Government, of three branches - Sketch, Improv, and Stand-Up. Together, all three branches combine into a wildly uneven tree that bears only the fruit of love.
The Pork Filled Players is the longest running sketch comedy group in Seattle, featuring an awesome majority of female writers and performers and reinventing Asian-American comedy with their unique brand of nerdish humor, maximum tongue-in-cheekiness, and an Amazing Kung-Fu Grip™!
Dog Watson's Hoot Suppository
Dog Watson's Hoot Suppository is a one hour collage of stand up, sketch comedy, art, music, and comedic crafting. Hosted by Birdie (Jessica Strauss), and Heathcliff (Devin Badoo), along with contributing special guests, this show serves as an adult outreach program for at-risk inner-city adults like you, where the ails of adulthood are cured through comedy and craft.
Drop the Root Beer and Run
Drop The Root Beer and Run was formed in 2011 in Olympia, WA, by alumni from The Generation Friends Comedy Arts Coalition at The Evergreen State College. Since performing in SketchFest Seattle in the fall of 2011, DTRBAR began working on a new show for July 2012 called Big Baby Husband. It's a whopping 31 sketches long, most of which go by extremely quickly, all of which you would hate if you hate laughing.
Worst Case Scenario
Worst Case Scenario performs its fast-paced, action-packed comedy in Seattle, Washington. Our promise to our audience is to consistently perform the most challenging and hilarious comedy that our bodies and minds will allow. We will dive head first into themes and formats that should, by all rights, be very difficult, if not impossible.
Sweetpea is quite possibly the best monster taming sketch act in the Pacific Northwest, comedian Emmett Montgomery and animator Mark Allender pay tribute to animation pioneer Winsor Mckay's Gertie the Dinosaur by bringing a hideous cartoon beast to life on stage. Sometimes it gets gross…
Charles has performed throughout the US and Canada, including the San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, and Toronto Sketchfests; the Los Angeles Comedy Festival; the People's Improv Theater New York; and the Toronto and Victoria Fringe Festivals. Winners of "Best Writing" and "Best Sketch Comedy" at the 2012 LA Comedy Festival, the Stranger dubbed Charles as "One of the most inspired and inspiring chunks of comedy produced all year."
Le French Word
The Seattle-based absurdist trio Le Frenchword was most recently seen at Annex Theatre, Re-bar and Erickson Theatre Off Broadway in Seattle. Dive into a rabbit hole of its original show "Fancy Mud" to experience black holes, California Cute Cult, The Three-Legged-Dying-Cow of All Creation and uncover the origin of the universe.