Philly Sketchfest 2016 - OPENING NIGHT - Youth Large / Dog Mountain / Peggylouloulouloulou (NYC)
414-416 Green St
Philadelphia, PA, 19123
Doors 8:15 PM / Show 8:30 PM (event ends at 8:30 PM)
This event is 21 and over
Youth Large is smart, feminist comedy that finds humor in the daily anxieties of life as told by three women – Samantha Russell, Kristy Goldy, and Zia Hiltey. While this collaboration is relatively new (with just one show under their belt), Sam and Goldy bring with them a solid history in the Philadelphia comedy scene, participating in popular, long-active sketch groups such as Secret Pants and Goat Rodeo. Zia has never seen an episode of ‘Kids in the Hall,’ but she is a distinguished graduate of Brian Kelly’s Sketch 101 class, so she’s just as legit.
This group serves almost as a form of proactive therapy, constantly exploring what it feels like to be a pseudo adult in a world full of gender expectations, social norms, and a spiral of worry around every corner… Again, in the silliest way possible.
Dog Mountain is a Philly Improv Theater (PHIT) Sketch House Team. Their surreal, character-driven sketches have been featured at Chicago SketchFest, New Orleans’ Hell Yes Fest, The North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival (NCCAF), and Philly Sketchfest.
The group was formed in 2012 and is currently comprised of Carl Buccoti (director), Joe Moore (head writer), Jim Grammond, Julia Hudson, Trevor Miles, RJ Payne, Steve Swan and Ashlee Rose Toll.
Peggylouloulouloulou is a messy character and solo sketch show that stars Amanda Xeller and you, but mainly Amanda. It’s a bear of a show that might end in a movie.
Amanda Xeller is an improviser, writer, and clown residing in NYC. She co-head the annual Lady Sketch Lab at the Magnet Theater. She’s improvised with several Megawatt Teams and was on highly traveled sketch team Baby Shoes. Her solo show, Peggylouloulouloulou, has been a part of the L.A. Scripted Comedy Festival, Ladyfest, NYC Sketchfest, and was named a “stand out” and “audience favorite” at Montreal Sketchfest ’15 by Mobtreal.
Amanda has studied comedy at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade, Magnet Theater, Annoyance BK, Movement Theater, Barrow Group, and with Complicité in London, England. She’s an alumna of the National Theater Institute. Amanda also holds a BA in Theatre from Fairfield University where she received The Award for Outstanding Service to the Theater Arts Program for her achievements and pursuits in improv. Amanda grew up across the street from an alligator-filled bayou in Houston, Texas. She wishes she could sing like Justin Hawkins.
Philly Sketchfest 2016 - Enjoy all our Festival Performers, Workshops and Panels taking place at Ruba Club, The Adrienne Theater Playground, Johnny Brenda's and The Community Education Center (CEC) from March 31st through April 3rd!