WANTED: SKETCH COMEDIANS FOR GIANT ORGY OF LAUGHTER (aka Sketchfest 2010)

September 6, 2009 § Leave a comment

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The Chicago Sketchfest is incredible.

Officially titled the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival, Lukaba Productions’ annual celebration of the art of sketch is the most tightly-packed, intense whirlwind of comedy and theatergoers I have ever witnessed.

It is my great pleasure to once again be serving as PR Czar for this fantastic event as it enters its 9th year. I’ll certainly be web-logging the latest news right here before, during, and after Sketchfest 2010. I’ll start with the current big news that I’m in the midst of spreading around:

Applications are now being accepted! Submission deadline is October 15!
Download your application form now @ ChicagoSketchfest.com!

The Chicago Sketchfest featuring The Comic ThreadSketchfest’s producers are seeking local, national and international performers of all kinds for the world’s largest festival exclusively dedicated to the art of sketch comedy.

The festival provides an opportunity for sketch comedy performers to perform in front of large, appreciative audiences at no cost to the participating groups. The producers of Sketchfest pay for all costs – rent, marketing, advertising, technical staff and equipment. This gives performers a valuable opportunity to reach new audiences, hone performance skills and network with peers and industry professionals.

Applications will be accepted through October 15, 2009. Participants will be selected by an adjudicating panel of industry experts. Details and application forms are available at ChicagoSketchfest.com.

SketchfestThe Chicago Tribune calls Sketchfest, “a raging Lakeview comedic beast….a well-organized and immensely likeable event…a rollicking good time.” Last year’s festival welcomed over 10,000 audience members over the course of 2 weekends of performances. More than 800 artists participated in the festival.

The 2010 Chicago Sketchfest is scheduled for January 7th – 17th and will showcase 100 sketch comedy groups performing 125 shows in 8 days. In addition to performances by the groups, the festival will feature workshops, networking opportunities, children’s programming and other special events.

If you are a sketch comedian, don’t wait until the last minute! APPLY NOW!

If you are someone who loves comedy, just try to keep yourself occupied until January. Sketchfest gets bigger and badder every year and 2010 is going to be the most mind-blowing yet.

Oh yeah, and Sketchfest is now ON TWITTER! YESSSS!! Twitter.com/ChgoSketchfest

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