Marvel Comics presents “WHAT THE…” at Sketchfest NYC

by Jeff

marvel_whatthe Marvel Comics presents "WHAT THE..." at Sketchfest NYCMedia Release — Come see the creators of “Marvel Super Heroes: What The–?!” at the seventh annual SketchFest NYC on Saturday, June 11th at 2:30 PM at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre at 307 West 26th Street.

Do you thrill to the laughs and mayhem of Marvel.com’s signature stop motion animation masterpiece? Eagerly await each action-packed and humor-filled episode? Well, do you at least want to know how they get those action figures mouths to move and do the M.O.D.O.K. voice? This panel will feature Alex Kropinak, director of the show, as well as his fellow producers Jesse Falcon—also the lead voice actor—and Ben Morse, and contributing writer/voice actor Jon Gutierrez. The panel will be moderated by Grace Randolph, host of Marvel’s The Watcher video series as well as the hit online movie show Beyond the Trailer.

In addition to the Marvel Comics presentation, the Festival will feature the Whitest Kids U Know and The Rejection ShoW and presentations by Atom: Comedy Central Digital Shorts, The Onion News Network, and 101.9RXP.

The last six years of the Festival have been a huge success, featuring over a hundred different sketch comedy groups from across North America, sold-out shows, standing ovations, and industry attendance from ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, HBO, MTV, VH1, IFC, Fuse, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, TV Land/Nick at Nite, Discovery Channel, Just For Laughs, Miramax, Tribeca Films, William Morris, ICM and many more.

The Seventh Annual Festival will be held June 8-11, 2011, and is currently sponsored by 101.9 RXP FM, Atom: Comedy Central Web Originals, The Friar’s Club, The Onion, The Sound of Young America, and UCB Comedy.

Thirty-six different groups from around North America will converge on The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre at 307 West 26th Street from June 8 – 11, 2011. Each night, New York audiences will experience the absolute best sketch comedy from around the United States. For a complete list of groups and performance times, please see the following page.

SketchFest NYC is Executive Produced by Alexander Zalben, with Becky Poole, Elizabeth Lawrence, Marni Zalben, Shayna Ferm, Jon Pack, Jason Kalter, and Stefan Lawrence. For more information, please visit the festival website at SketchFestNYC.com.

WHAT: SketchFest NYC

WHEN: June 8, 9 and 10 at 7PM, 8PM, 9PM, 10PM, 11PM & MIDNIGHT;
June 11th at 1PM, 2:30PM, 4PM, 6PM, 7PM, 8PM, 9PM, 10PM, 11PM & MIDNIGHT

WHERE: Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre; 307 West 26th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues

TICKETS: TICKETS: $10, Individual Tickets; $40, Nightly Passes; $100, Festival Passes; Online at UCBTheatre.com. Industry and Press Passes Available On Request.

FULL SCHEDULE OF PERFORMANCES FOR SKETCHFEST NYC

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8
7:00 PM The Solo Show w/I Am The Horizon, Paul Thomas, and Fraidy Cat. Hosted by Megan Kellie
8:00 PM Inside Joke Films + Gramps
9:00 PM Team Submarine + This Is About Smith
10:00 PM Kurt & Kristen
11:00 PM 101.9RXP presents Sketch Rocks, Hosted by Dave Greek
Midnight Channel 101

THURSDAY, JUNE 9
7:00 PM Paul Thomas + FreeLoveForum
8:00 PM Fraidy Cat + BoF
9:00 PM Fantasy Grandma + BriTANick
10:00 PM URDB – Live!
11:00 PM The Pyramid Shew + New Exc!tement
Midnight The Puterbaugh Sisters, Variety Hour w/Neon Lights, The CowMen, and Leibya Rogers

FRIDAY, JUNE 10
7:00 PM Klepper & Grey + The Riot Act
8:00 PM Pangea 3000 + Harvard Sailing Team
9:00 PM Whitest Kids U Know
10:00 PM Comedy Central Digital Presents
11:00 PM Rue Brutalia + Murderfist
Midnight Surprise Feature Film Screening

SATURDAY, JUNE 11
1:00 PM ONN Panel
2:30 PM Marvel’s What The? Panel
4:00 PM Whitest Kids U Know Panel
6:00 PM I Am The Horizon + Two Fun Men
7:00 PM The Other Other Guys
8:00 PM Seeder & Lee
9:00 PM Oh Brother!
10:00 PM Heavyweight
11:00 PM MEAT + Elephant Larry
Midnight THE Rejection Show presents SketchFest NYC’s Closing Night Craptacular

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