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See New And Established Acts At Sketchfest

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 32 months ago
See New And Established Acts At Sketchfest

Max and Ivan. Photo by Dan Burn-Forti

Sketchfest is a great way to see established and up-coming sketch acts alongside each other in the same night or, if your stamina is up to it, across the full four days of the festival.

There's a competition element: 12 groups will perform their best stuff in front of a panel of judges over three nights (so, maths: that's four per night), with a winner announced at the end of the festival. There's also an audience award, so you play your part. But there are also more well-known acts doing longer sets (or, in the case of Max and Ivan, their full show The Reunion). See Shirley & Shirley, The Pin, Thünderbards and BEASTS, plus Pappy's with a Best Of set to open the festival.

Sketchfest happens 1-4 May in Bethnal Green — and the best part is that you can go to the awards ceremony / closing party on the Sunday and not worry about work the next day, because it's a bank holiday.

Sketchfest runs 1-4 May at the Backyard Comedy Club, 231 Cambridge Heath Road, Bethnal Green. Tickets £55 for the whole festival / £23 day tickets / £13 individual shows. For more information and to book see the Sketchfest website.

Last Updated 09 April 2014