200 Ben Maher of Philly Sketchfest
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1M ago
This week, Josh talks to Ben Maher about starting Philly Sketchfest, a life behind the scenes in comedy, and so much more. Philly Sketchfest 2024 is coming, May 31-June 8. Submissions open on February 1 at phillysketchfest.com. Come to Cutthroat Sketch: Heart at Sawubona on February 1 at 730pm. Tickets available at cutthroatsketch.com/tickets. Sketch Ball returns February 28 at Plays and Players Skinner Studio. Tickets available at sketchballphilly.com.  ..read more
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199 Chase Jeffels of West 2 West
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10M ago
This week, Josh talks to Chase Jeffels about learning clowning in Paris, rediscovering video work during the pandemic, and joining two sketch teams since then. Follow Chase’s sketch teams on Instagram at @west2westcomedy and @20dollarsandwich. You can follow Chase on Instagram at @chase.jeffels and on TikTok at @chasejeffels. West 2 West is heading to Montreal Sketchfest Wednesday, May 10, at 8pm at Theatre Sainte Catherine along with Jonah Border, Rails Comedy, and Gotham K. $20 Sandwich has a new show, Double Date Comedy Show, on May 23th at The Assembly Theatre in Toronto. Tickets are avail ..read more
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198 John Taylor of Try-Racial
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10M ago
This week, Josh talks to John Taylor about teaching drama, Try-Racial, and Schoolin’ Around. John and the rest of Try-Racial are heading to Montreal Sketchfest, performing Friday, May 5 in the 10pm slot at Montreal Improv along with Sproink and Oink from Montreal and Cheap Wine from Toronto. Tickets and more information are available at montrealsketchfest.com. Try-Racial will also be performing at Toronto Fringe Festival, this July 5-16. Follow Try-Racial on instagram at @try_racial. Sketchubator returns live and in-person this Sunday, May 7, at 2pm at Tattooed Mom on South Street here in Phil ..read more
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197 Vivek Srikanthan of Try-Racial
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10M ago
This week, Josh talks to Vivek Srikanthan (Try-Racial) about Second City, Schoolin’ Around, and so much more. Viv and the rest of Try-Racial are heading to Montreal Sketchfest, performing Friday, May 5 in the 10pm slot at Montreal Improv along with Sproink and Oink from Montreal and Cheap Wine from Toronto. Tickets and more information are available at montrealsketchfest.com. Try-Racial will also be performing at Toronto Fringe Festival, this July 5-16. Follow Try-Racial on instagram at @try_racial. Viv also co-runs writes a comedy zine, called Egg Magg - A Humorous Zine, with Nina Charest. Fo ..read more
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166 Emmy Serviss of Suzzy
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10M ago
This week, Josh talks to Emmy Serviss about Suzzy, comedy in Boston, and she introduces to a tv sketch show Josh had never heard of before. You can find Suzzy on Facebook at @suzzyboston. Suzzy is performing in a virtual show with the Jean Paul Bros this Saturday, July 11th at 8pm. Find out more information at theriottheater.com. Don’t forget about Sketchubator, this Friday, July 10 at 10pm eastern on Zoom. Check out myfirstsketch.com or phillysketchfest.com for more information ..read more
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162 Craig Scorgie of The Wow
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10M ago
This week, Josh talks to Craig Scorgie (@thewowcomedy) about starting a sketch troupe in high school, learning how to write on the fly, and taking the step into producing shows. You can follow Craig’s sketch group, The Wow, all over social media at @thewowcomedy. I’ve also posted two of the shows we talked about during the episode in the blog section of myfirstsketch.com. So you can see Good Game Watches Homeward Bound and Craig Scorgie is a Growing Boy in one place. Don’t forget about Sketchubator, the sketch comedy incubator we’ve been hosting on Zoom every two weeks. The next one is May 29t ..read more
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Lost Episode - 50 Josh Higham of My First Sketch
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10M ago
This week, guest host Julia Hudson talks to normal host Josh Higham in this "lost episode" about ripping off SNL, learning about comedy in his hometown, and the key of context. Continue listening to My First Sketch, and stay safe out there. I can't wait until we can laugh together again ..read more
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156 Meg Mackay
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10M ago
This week, Josh talks to Meg Mackay (@megmackaycomedy) about starting in Halifax, beginning a career as a TV writer, and driving on ice roads. Like her on Facebook at facebook.com/megmackaycomedy. If you’re going to Toronto Sketchfest, you can see Meg on Sunday, March 8 as part of Flying Solo: An International Women’s Day Spectacular and then a longer set on Saturday, March 14. For all the information on those shows, head to tosketchfest.com ..read more
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153 Patrick J Reilly of Infinite Sketch
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10M ago
This week, Josh talks to Patrick J. Reilly (@notpatreilly) about Mel Brooks and Martin Short, musical theater, and David Foster Wallace. Check out Jellicle Pats, Patrick’s birthday show about Cats, at the PIT in NYC on Thursday, February 6th. On Saturday, February 22, Infinite Sketch returns to the PIT. For ticket info on both those shows, go to thepit-nyc.com. Check out Patrick’s comic memoirs for free at noisetrade.com ..read more
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150 Paul Triggiani of Secret Pants
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10M ago
This week, Josh talks to Paul Triggianni (Secret Pants) about Weird Al, the danger of comparing yourself to others, and the beginning of Secret Pants. Secret Pants will be presenting 2 Tired 2 Christmas, their annual holiday extravaganza, at Johnny Brenda’s on Monday, December 23, starting at 8pm. The show will be emceed by Chip Chantry with performances by Randi Warhol; The Legendary Wid; House of Solitude; Eat Your Beats with Alejandro Morales and Alyssa al-Dookhi; Kait Thompson and Jessica Ross; Mike Marbach reading Twas the Night Before Christmas; and probably more. Doors at 7, show’s at 8 ..read more
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