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Entries in Sketchfest NYC 2010 (9)

Friday
Jun112010

SketchfestNYC 2010 - Hitting Up Pangea 3000

Pangea 3000 closes out our SketchfestNYC 2010 interview series--catch them Saturday at 8PM.  Didn't Matt do a great job with these? Nice work, Matt.

SketchFestNYC continues tonight and tomorrow at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. Everything you need to know about who's playing and how to get tickets can be found here.

Friday
Jun112010

SketchfestNYC 2010 - Hitting Up Dave and Ethan and Rue Brutalia

Sketchfest newbies, Dave and Ethan, and Sketchfest vets, Rue Brutalia, chat with Matt Fried for a bit.

SketchFestNYC continues today and tomorrow at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. Everything you need to know about who's playing and how to get tickets can be found here.

Friday
Jun112010

SketchfestNYC 2010 - Hitting Up Two Fun Men

Matt talks to Two Fun Men but I only see one here. Where is the other man? It is a mystery. Perhaps John Haskell will explain what is going on. The duo opens up TONIGHT's festivities at 7PM.

SketchFestNYC continues today and tomorrow at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. Everything you need to know about who's playing and how to get tickets can be found here.

Friday
Jun112010

SketchfestNYC 2010 - Hitting Up Murderfist

Matt Fried hangs out backstage with the mob of Murderfist; the hirsute megagroup is packing an all new show this year and they came ready to party hard.

SketchFestNYC continues today and tomorrow at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. Everything you need to know about who's playing and how to get tickets can be found here.

Thursday
Jun102010

SketchfestNYC 2010 - Hitting Up Jeremy Lamb, Executive Producer of the Festival

SKETCHFESTNYC Mere hours before the first act takes the stage, I checked in with the man of the hour, Jeremy Lamb, aka the guy accountable for keeping the SketchfestNYC dream alive and making the show happen this year.

As the new executive producer of SketchfestNYC this year, tell me about your day to day role in the fest?

I'm responsible for making sure the whole damn thing from pre to post-festival goes right. Whether that means delegating tasks or doing things myself, the buck stops at me and it just has to get done somehow, right? It's been a buttload of work but I love this kind of amorphous event and festival management work, especially when it pays $0.

What experience did you have coming into this and what's been the biggest challenge so far?

Well, among many years of producing independent comedy tours and shows (mostly improv), I also started a comedy festival in 2002 called Out of Bounds in my native Austin, TX and since then I've executive produced it every year but the two I was in Chicago. That festival is actually much larger than SF NYC and has taught me a lot about the challenges and joys of running a festival. You have to be a master of all trades and a jack of none, and I'm hoping my time at both of these important annual events, OOB and SF, will only enhance my continued time at the other. The biggest challenge has been coming into an established scene and staff and finding myself up against some precedence and not knowing exactly how important some of that history is. But the staff, comprised of almost all veteran SketchFest staffers, has been amazing and very understanding of my trepidations. They put a lot of trust in me, even though some of them had never even met me, and that was totally badass of them and allowed us to put together an awesome lineup.

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Thursday
Jun102010

SKETCHFESTNYC 2010 - HITTING UP SIDECAR

Matt speaks to Matt Fisher and Alden Ford of Sidecar, chatting up them up about their newest pilot, improvising, writing and the importance of just staying busy.

--SketchFestNYC starts TONIGHT @ 7PM at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. Everything you need to know about who's playing and how to get tickets can be found here.

Wednesday
Jun092010

SKETCHFESTNYC 2010 - HITTING UP CHRIS O'CONNOR

Chris O'Connor and John Phillips in "Mace Bacon: The Worst Guy Ever!" | Photo: Keith Huang

SKETCHFESTNYC By all rights, sketch comedy troupe Trophy Dad should be a thing of the past. While 83% of the team split town a few years ago to pursue other interests such as graduate school, the sole remaining member, John Phillips, conscripted Katherine Bryant Flaherty, Christopher O'Connor and Mike Still to restart the Trophy Dad Comedy Brain Trust. "Chris and Katherine performed with us at the UCB so much towards the end of our reign of terror, they pretty much became members themselves," says Phillips. Together the rebooted Trophy Dad foursome wrote a funny-ass show called Trophy Dad presents Mace Bacon: The Worst Guy Ever! which Phillips says, "continues the rich Trophy Dad tradition of challenging, confusing, offending, and ultimately, entertaining people." We sent Chris O'Connor of Fearsome fame, a single shot:

Who is Mace Bacon?
Mace Bacon is Mike's long lost friend from freshman year of college. They are reunited at Mike's wedding. Mace then starts to ruin Mike's life without even trying. Notes about Mace: He was in a softcore porn, he was on a hit BET series, he came up with ideas for several awful inventions, and he smells like shit.

--SketchFestNYC starts THIS THURSDAY @ 7PM at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. Everything you need to know about who's playing and how to get tickets can be found here.

Monday
Jun072010

SKETCHFESTNYC 2010 - HITTING UP KIMMY GATEWOOD

Kimmy Gatewood | Photo: Erin Gibson, ENC Photography

SKETCHFESTNYC is back, New York! So get yourselves to the UCB this Thursday for a three-day bender of sketch bits and bobs. All week long The Apiary is spotlighting a few of the SFNYC performers and producers, all of whom traded at least a portion of their souls for the Written Word of Comedy. To get it started, we lofted a softballs to Kimmy Gatewood (The Apple Sisters, Make Up Break Up, Nerdcore Rising).

Welcome back to New York, Kimmy. What have you got for us for this year?
Thank you Apiary! I have missed you guys so much. Wanna make out? Later? OK. Well, for Sketchfest this year, I'll be rocking out on the guitar, Thursday at 11pm at "Sketchfest Rocks" with some oldies and new-ies. Then, on Friday at 11pm, I'll be performing a two-person show I wrote, "3000 Miles to Figure it Out" (aka Make Up Break Up), with the amazingly talented Rich Hollman. It's a show I developed at Ars Nova last year and have since performed in Los Angeles. It's about a couple that breaks up and drives cross country together. It's partly true, partly not. And I could be lying about all of this (except that I want to make out with you).

Memorable moments of SketchFestNYC's past?
The Apple Sisters return last year. We were a bit homesick and came back to such the best audience ever. The stage was electric -- I'll never forget it. Also, a very pregnant Biz faking delivery at the CRAPTACULAR. And me missing Stefan shaving his head. I missed it!!! (That's 2-1/2 memorable moments).

And since you're one of the thousands of Los Angeleno transplants, what's on your New York City must-list while you're here?
Thousands? Do you mean millions? Or tens? What spectrum are we looking at here? See, I haven't dumbed down just because I moved to LA. Anyway, my must list is:
1. WALKING
2. SUBWAY
3. Complain that I don't have my car.
4. Get some great cocktails at the Milk & Honey bars.
5. See as many familiar faces as possible.
6. Black pasta at Frank's, Lobster Roll at Mermaid Inn, and falafel at Oasis.
7. Remark at the differences between LA & NY ("So humid in NY!  Look at these apartments!  So crowded! How do you do it?")
8. Drink until 4am.

--SketchFestNYC starts THIS THURSDAY @ 7PM at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. Everything you need to know about who's playing and how to get tickets can be found here.