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YouTube Comedy Creators Live at SketchFest NYC

By Mark Day

Comedy Programs Manager

Sketch comedy and online video go together like deceased parrots and pythons called Monty. Online video gives sketch crews and improv teams the opportunity to create humor in the great outdoors, play with visual effects and, of course, reach a global audience without having to water down their work for broadcast television. Where else but online could you enter the world of twisted kids' TV with Backpack Picnic, experience Project Runway Vs. Werewolf courtesy of Elders of the Dark Tower, or revel in guns, grease and lewdness with FearsomeSketch?

Still, there's no denying the power of live performance, and SketchFest NYC has assembled a bill of impressive talent performing no-holds-barred sketch at New York's famed Upright Citizen's Brigade Theater from June 12-14. In addition to the above-mentioned artists, other sketch crews with YouTube channels who will be appearing include Pangea3000, the Harvard Sailing Team and A Week of Kindness. And if that doesn't sound like enough, one of our favorite comedy culture podcasts, The Sound of Young America, will be presenting a live performance on the 14th at 4pm ET. You can preview some of these sketch stars in this video player.


Mark D.