Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Happy Holidays

It has been a busy holiday season to say the least. We are securing the last bookings for 2009 All Sketch. In just a couple of days I can start saying This Year's All Sketch. :)

Yesterday I booked a group called Aardvark Fancy. They offered no performance history, as a troupe or as individuals. They seem reluctant to send me a photo having so far sent me pictures of their pet hamsters, their neighbor's dog and a photo of Scott Baio autographed to someone named Jody.

What they did provide me with was an audio tape that, once I managed to find a tape player, had me laughing harder than I have in quite some time. When I called to book them they accepted but asked if I could get some other sketch comedians to write AND perform their material for them.

This should be interesting.

Also added to the line up, Doctor Doctor. This duo features Ben Miller and my co-producer Sid Garcia Heberger, both of I Can't Believe It's Not Comedy doing a series of original vignettes depicting the relationship between therapists and patients.

VOLUNTEERS! Start getting a hold of us. We do have volunteer positions open for ushers, tickets takers and video camera operators (must have experience.)

More news soon.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Booking The Fest

We have booked four stellar acts already. Shoshinz from Tokyo Japan, The Cody Rivers Show of Bellingham Washington, Ten West from Los Angeles and The Keith and Kate Show from Auburn, CA.
All four acts are duos? Is this the year of the comedy duo? I Can't Believe It's Not Comedy may, oddly enough, be appearing also as a duo with Sid and Ben representing the rest of the troupe (some of whom are adventuring around India!.)
We have some other very promising acts that aren't quite confirmed yet so check back for updates. And there is only about a week left to apply so get on it.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Applications Now Being Accepted!

It is done. Application are online and ready to be filled out and submitted.
This year you can use youtube or other online clips if you'd prefer that to sending in a DVD.
Your producers are having a busy year. I am with The Coexist? Comedy Tour and that is keeping me hopping.
Sid continues to run her business, a little thing known as The Crest Theater.
What I'm getting at is, HELL YES, we can use volunteers. Feel free to drop us a line, let us know what your areas of expertise are and we'll put you to work.

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Thursday, September 25, 2008


It's that time again. We're getting All Sketch 2009 ready. I'm working on the applications right now and will have them up in no time or to be more specific, within the next couple of days.
We had a great first year and this year will be even better. Lookin' forward to lots of hard work and lots of hilarious sketch comedy. More soon...

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Double Date

WHEN: June 27th and June 28th, 8pm both nights.
WHERE: The Geery Theatre, 22nd and L St. Click for map.
TICKETS: Click here to buy tickets from Brown Paper Tickets

It's a Double Date with The Keith and Kate Show and Ben and Becca of I Can't Believe It's Not Comedy.
Two of the best and most loved troupes from All Sketch 2008 have gotten together to give you one hell of a show. Doing their best material and some new skits including a few collaborative efforts.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Photo Gallery!

I put up a big photo gallery, and I'll keep it adding to it as more photos come in.
Click Here to check it out.
Please send your All Sketch photos to allsketch@gmail.com

Too Many Pictures

I'm going to put the rest of the photos and these as well into a gallery that I'll get up online in the next week. We have too many to keep putting them up this way. But here's a few more to tide you over.
Festival co-organizer Sid with Kirstin Eggers of FAKESWEET
Ladies and Gentlement, Neil Hamburger

Sunday, February 24, 2008

...and, it's done

It's THREE AM! Why am I awake? It's been an amazing whirlwind weekend and I will write up a summary/greatest hits type post later, with more pictures. For now though, I'm feeling proud that we gave Sacramento something truly beautiful that it didn't have before. I feel like a good a citizen/neighbor/person. And I laughed A-LOT.
I'm SOOOO appreciative of the performers, volunteers and the audience who all did their part to make this happen.

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Saturday, February 23, 2008

Online Sales Closed

It's two hours before showtime so Online Sales are closed. There are tickets available at the venue so come on down.

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More Pictures

The Keith and Kate Show "Corndog-The Musical"
Becca Costello, Amber Kloss and Brian Coffee backstage.
The Keith and Kate Show "Samaphore" one of the most beautiful skits I've seen
Trash Film Orgy All Star Players. That's one rockin' bunny.

Becca's All SKetch Photos

And there's one more night. Don't miss Neil Hamburger, Boomtime, FAKESWEET and Sketch Armstrong. Get tickets now.Amber brushes Keith Lowell Jensen's teeth before ICBINC's Show
Killing My Lobster perform their opening number "The Very First Time"
Jennifer Bridgette Smooot is Saving Her Flower For A Soldier.
The Trash Film Orgy All Star Players close it out in style

Friday, February 22, 2008

Lastnight was out of site

Great show last night. I'll get pictures up just as soon as I can. I was really happy with the new ICBINC material. It was frightening opening our big festival with all new material, but I'm glad we did it and it ended up being one of our most crowd pleasing shows ever.
Brent Weinbach was quite simply amazing. Damn he's funny. His Russian alphabet is my new favorite bit.
And speaking of new, The Keith and Kate Show were beautiful. Singing, dancing, storying, and an epic peace about semaphore that had the audience mesmerized. I fully expect that Keith and Kate will be the next troupe to storm the Sketch Comedy circuit.

Tonight we've got The Trash Film Orgy All Star Players with Killing My Lobster (voted Best Comedy Group in San Francisco by the SF Weekly) at 7:30pm
At 9:30pm it's Sacramento's beloved rock and rollers Smooot Valley High with The Weekly Armenian (a personal favorite of mine.)
Tonight's MC is my good friend Tapan Trivedi who the News and Review calls "one of the best comedians in California - period!"
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Thursday, February 21, 2008

It All Starts Tonight

Tech Rehearsals are happening, DVD players have been tested, microphones are in place, tickets are selling, and I'm excited. Sacramento's first Sketch Comedy Festival.
Neil Hamburger will be on KXJZ today. http://www.capradio.org/programs/insight/

We have some great discounts. Did you get one? No? Oh, well write us at sactosketch@gmail.com and we'll send you a discount code right away.

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Great piece in the News and Review

Click on the image at left for a bigger version that you can read.

I'm glad too see the fine folks at The News and Review like that Boomtime pic as much as I do. It's one of my favorite sketch pictures since I don't know when.

In other press news:
I was pleasantly surprised to see that Sacramento Parent Magazine considers us a great please for a date night. I couldn't agree more.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Radio Radio

All Sketch takes over KVMR this Sunday between 6 and 8pm.
Listen live on the web or on your dial, 105.1FM if you're near enough to Nevada City to pick it up. The Keith and Kate Show and Smooot Valley High will be live in the studio, with call ins from FAKESWEET, Keith Lowell Jensen, Brent Weinbach and more.

Then, on February 21st, Neil Hamburger is appearing on KXJZ's Insight right here in Sacramento. Listen at 90.9 between 2 and 3pm or find the archived show here.

If you're interested in interviewing any of our comics for you zine, blog, radio show, tv show, or preschool nap time contact us.

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Friday, February 1, 2008

Who Gets The Pot Pie

We offered all of the performers for Sacramento All Sketch a Vegetarian Chicken Pot Pie (Chicken Not Pie?). Comedians are notoriously poor and therefore hungry so they got to salivating right quick. Then we announced that we had but ONE pie and would give it to whoever made the best video.
Keep checking back, more to come:

The Keith and Kate Show enter late but come in strong with this one

The lovely lads of Smooot Valley High sent in this delightful submission

FAKESWEET submits this wig-a-rific sugar sweet epic.

And Bryan Coffee of The Weekly Armenian just baffles us with this fine throat clearing video.

Check back for more later.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Tickets, On Sale NOW!!!

Tickets are on sale now including the $75 All Festival pass which will get you into EVERY SHOW, includes vip seating, saves you money and comes with a free t-shirt. Really, it's the way to go.

Visit our Schedule page to buy a pass or to buy tickets to individual shows. Thanks!

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Tickets On Sale Monday 1-14-08

Tickets go on sale Monday, January 14th! The "All Sketch Pass" is the best deal and will get you into every show we do while saving you money. Add a free T-Shirt and a secret handshake and you'll have to agree, it's the way to go. So, come on back Monday.

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Tuesday, January 1, 2008

And the website is LIVE

The website www.AllSketch.com is live at last. Sheesh, it took a long time, mostly because we were trying to get it done in the middle of the holidays. Check out the site. You'll find videos, our official schedule and very soon we'll have tickets available for purchase. And this blog will continue, but now it can be a fun behind the scenes peek at putting on a comedy festival.

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