Saturday, August 21

Comedy Comedy Comedy Comedy

Four, count'em 4 nights of comedy.

Thursday and Friday are the final two regularly scheduled performances of Sketch 22. The show has been consistently selling out the past few weeks, so if you plan to go, go early and get your tickets. Doors open each night at 7pm.

The ARTS Guild does take reservations (even though we tell them not to) that are basically meaningless. Reserving through the ARTS Guild doesn't guarantee a seat. Unless you show up early enough to buy your tickets. If you call the ARTS Guild to reserve seats, and you show up at 7:45 expecting to get tickets and/or seats together, you may be out of luck.

We've also added an extra performance. This Sunday is our "Service Industry" show. This is an extra show, added for those who work Thursday and Friday nights in the summer, so they can see the show too. Of course, everyone's invited to that one too. I expect all three shows to be pretty well packed.

Tucked in between the Thursday-Friday and the Sunday Sketch 22 is the Saturday Night Comedy Smackdown. The inimitable Andrew Sprague will be hosting this evening of improv that pits the boys from Sketch 22 with the boys from 4 Skit's Sake. Even though it's billed as a comedy competition, the rivalry will be kept to a minimum, as we all focus on a rip-roaring evening of improv goodness.

Speaking of which, Graham and I were special guests at 4 Skit's Sake's final show of the summer. It's been probably 2 years since I've performed improv on stage, so I was kinda nervous about it. As soon as I got on stage for the couple of games that had me participate in, though, it was like I never left. Much fun.

The 4 Skit's Sake guys were saying that tonight's crowd was their biggest/best yet, so it seems they're going in the right direction in terms of creating a fan base.

Next weekend should be a killer weekend of comedy. Seriously, I expect to die from exhaustion.

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