Best of the Fest: Improv and Sketch

While our submissions for 2019 are still open, we thought it might be nice to reflect on some of the great acts we’ve hosted in the first 5 years of the festival. Here is our partial, incomplete, and by no means exhaustive “best of the fest”:


2014, Musical Comedy Leads the Way

North Coast (NYC) Drum Machine (Minn)

Free-styling, Beatboxing, Long-Form Improvisation, comedy

Jill Bernard’s one-woman solo musical

2015, New York City Takes Over

Pop Roulette (NYC) Magnet Tourco (NYC)

Musical sketch comedy super group

New York’s best big little theater

2016, Solo Shows Dominate the Stage

Magic Negro (ATL) Three Insane Rituals (LA)

Mark Kendall’s one man sketch comedy about race

Brian O’Connell tackled the Decon, F.O.I.L. and Harold

2017, Regulars make it irregularly awesome

MegaLou (NYC) Thunderstood (NC)

Improv comedy improv featuring Megan Gray & Louis Kornfeld

AJ Schraeder’s multimedia one man sketch show

2018, Duos make it double the funny

Co-Workers (ATL) Sister’s Three (NYC)

Improv duo featuring Jason Velazquez and Hannah Aslesen exploring workplace dramedy

Elana Fishbein and Elena Skopetos’ fast paced multi-character comedy play about a family’s reluctant reunion

Other past festival instructors:

Kevin Mullaney

Gillian Bellinger

Greg Taveras, Brandy Sullivan & Andy Livengood

Ruby Willmann

Matt Horgan & Amber Nash

William Kean

Zach Ward

Eric Hunicutt

Will Luera

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