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The Laughing Guild presents: LONDON SKETCHFEST
May 1, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - May 4, 2014 @ 9:00 pm
‘Discovery of the Year 2013’ THE INDEPENDENT
Following on from last year’s sell out run and to critical acclaim, London SketchFest returns bigger and even better going from 3 to a 4 day event from Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th May. A fast-paced, jam-packed selection of the wildest and original sketch comedy where the unexpected should always be expected.
“…plenty of positives and reasons why SketchFest should become a regular fixture…it would be great for a venture like this to be part of raising the standards of sketch . SketchFest wins a battle for comic hearts and minds” THE STAGE
Established in 2013 as an alternative to the more mainstream comedy Festivals, SketchFest’s aim is to provide a platform for unknown comedy talents to showcase their worth in front of a panel of industry judges. As well as new talent, the festival boasts feature shows of established acts, variety shows and for the first time, screens for video sketch comedy groups. Celebrating live, scripted comedy the festival shines a spotlight on the best and most exciting comedy acts, handpicked each year for your viewing pleasure.
“Weird, wide-ranging and whimsical, SketchFest reinvigorates a sketch scene increasingly overshadowed by all-conquering stand-up megastars. That can only be a good thing”
Taking over for their second year the newly refurbished The Backyard Comedy Club in Bethnal Green and produced by the non-profit organization, The Laughing Guild, the festival includes rising stars in the sketch world, many of whom are returning from successes last year. Highlights will include last year’s winners of London SketchFest The Pin and runners up Thunderbards, and the first group to do a transatlantic sketch circuit; Foil, Arms & Hog as well as TV’s Pappy’s. With more acts still being confirmed, festival-goers can already count on seeing an impressive lineup.
“Perfect for the YouTube generation.” EVENING STANDARD
“The inaugural London SketchFest threw up some pretty special talent – comedians who will be having a big impact very soon, if there’s any justice” LONDON IS FUNNY
*Please note that Backyard Membership cards and any other promotional offers are not valid for these shows