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Tuesday
Jun072011

The 7th Annual Sketchfest NYC Starts Tomorrow

Sketchfest NYC returns for its 7th spectacular year and it all begins tomorrow. The Apiary will be RIGHT THERE IN THE CENTER OF IT ALL reporting from the fun-zone. Here's a full list of the shows and events:
Sketchfest NYC will run from June 8 – 11, 2011at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre! Individual Tickets will cost $10, with nightly passes costing $40, and Full Festival Passes $100. Half priced tickets are also available with a valid current UCB student ID.
 
Thirty-six different groups from around North America including theWhitest Kids U Know, Marvel Comics, and The Rejection Show, will converge on The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Each night, New York audiences will experience the absolute best sketch comedy from around the United States.
 
This year's festival features some very special exclusive performances!
 
Whitest Kids U Know -- The sketch group began in 2000 at New York's School of Visual Arts. After college the group set up shop at the Lower East Side bar Pianos. They performed weekly shows until 2006 when they sold their sketch show to the cable network Fuse. Their fifth and final season can now be seen on IFC. The Whitest Kids will be performing a rare live show, as well as a panel moderated by Steve Heisler from the Onion AV Club looking back at five years of their TV show.

URDB - Live! -- An open platform for world records, built on a belief that everyone can be the world's best at something. Launched in 2008, the site hosts over 6,000 user-generated records submitted from 50+ countries. Named "Best Oddball Night" by New York Magazine, their live events have featured records set by the likes of Reggie Watts, Morgan Murphy, AJ Jacobs, Arden Myrin, Mark Malkoff, Jon Friedman and M. Doughty.
 
Channel 101 -- At Channel 101, the destiny of TV entertainment is in your hands! During this monthly screening, new five-minute mini-TV shows from the best comedians and filmmakers in NYC battle it out for the right to be turned into a series. The top five shows become the new "prime time" lineup for the following month; losing shows are canceled! Wouldn't it be great if all television worked this way? Come vote for your favorite!
 
The Rejection Show -- A comedic based event that embraces the rejected and "turned down" material of writers, comedians, cartoonists, artists, and other artistic types whom display their creative and personal "failures" live on stage. This year, The Rejection Show will present the audience favorite ‘Sketchfest NYC Closing Night Craptacular’, where 
Sketchfest NYC groups present their most ridiculous and outrageous sketches.
 
Marvel Comics Presents “What The?” -- Action figures = CHECK! Stop Motion Animation = CHECK! Marvel Mayhem at its best = ehh....Come see the mental midgets that make the monthly mighty marvel ‘mation “What The?”
 
In addition, the following Featured Shows have joined the line-up:
 
The ONN Panel -- An inside look at the making of IFC’s Onion News Network TV Show!
 
101.9RXP Presents Sketch Rocks! -- Hosted by 101.9RXP’s Jimmy The Greek, Sketchfest presents the best sketch comedy performers who totally rock!
 
Comedy Central Digital Showcase -- Matt McCarthy hosts this session of delight featuring videos from Sidecar Comedy, The Selwyn Brothers, Rachel Feinstein, new tech talk-show "The Download" hosted by Jordan Rubin and Molly McAleer, and the premiere of "Kid Farm," starring Pete Holmes as the father of one of those giganto freakshow TLC families.
 
Secret Screening – It’s not so secret if we tell you about it, but trust us, this is a film premiere you won’t want to miss!


TICKETS: $10, Individual Tickets; $40, Nightly Passes; $100, Festival Passes; Online at UCBTheatre.com.
FULL SCHEDULE OF PERFORMANCES FOR SKETCHFEST NYC
 
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8
7:00 PM            The Solo Show w/I Am The Horizon, Paul Thomas, and Fraidy Cat. Hosted by Megan Kellie
8:00 PM            Inside Joke Films + Gramps
9:00 PM            Team Submarine + This Is About Smith
10:00 PM          Kurt & Kristen
11:00 PM          101.9RXP presents Sketch Rocks!, Hosted by Dave Greek
Midnight            Channel 101
 
THURSDAY, JUNE 9
7:00 PM            Paul Thomas  + FreeLoveForum
8:00 PM            ‘Fraidy Cat + BoF
9:00 PM            Fantasy Grandma + BriTANick
10:00 PM          URDB - Live!
11:00 PM          The Pyramid Shew + New Exc!tement
Midnight            The Puterbaugh Sisters Variety Hour w/Neon Lights, The CowMen, and Leibya Rogers
 
FRIDAY, JUNE 10
7:00 PM            Klepper & Grey + The Riot Act
8:00 PM            Pangea 3000 + Harvard Sailing Team
9:00 PM            Whitest Kids U Know
10:00 PM          Comedy Central Digital Showcase
11:00 PM          Rue Brutalia + Murderfist
Midnight            Surprise Feature Film Screening
 
SATURDAY, JUNE 11
1:00 PM            ONN Panel
2:30 PM            Marvel's What The? Panel
4:00 PM            The Whitest Kids U Know Panel – Moderated by The Onion AV Club’s Steve Heisler
6:00 PM            I Am The Horizon + Two Fun Men
7:00 PM            The Other Other Guys
8:00 PM            Seeder & Lee
9:00 PM            Oh Brother!
10:00 PM          Heavyweight
11:00 PM          MEAT + Elephant Larry
Midnight           THE Rejection Show presents Sketchfest NYC's Closing Night Craptacular
 
Sketchfest NYC 2011
Wednesday, June 8th through Saturday, June 11th
Individual shows - $10
Day passes - $40
Festival passes - $100

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