Philly Sketchfest Presents...

For the 4th year in a row, The Dirtiest Sketch in Philadelphia Competition will be returning to the ComedySportz stage at The Adrienne Theater Playground for another hilarious night of filth, debauchery and gallons of fake bodily fluids. Don’t even think about missing this.

This show is an 18+ event and will contain graphic dialogue, nudity, distrubing content and mature situations.

Our Special Guest Judge (and previous year's winner) Jack O'Keeffe will be determining who wins the Dirtiest Sketch in Philadelphia this year, along with our special "Audience Award"!" Be sure to come out and support your favorite sketch groups!


Philly Sketchfest Presents is home to the annual Dirtiest Sketch in Philadelphia contest, created by Don Montrey (ComedySportz Philadelphia).

Philly Sketchfest’s (PSF) goal is to entertain audiences, support the growth of Philadelphia’s comedy community, and celebrate national and international sketch groups with unique shows, performers, and panels.

Philly Sketchfest was created in 2007 by Ben Maher and David Terruso & Matt Lally (Animosity Pierre) and celebrates a new monthly sketch comedy showcase in 2015 and it’s annual festival in 2016. Current producers include Maher, Brian Kelly (Secret Pants / Sketch Up or Shut Up at Philly Improv Theater ) and Curt Riedy (High Dramma).

FUCT began in May of 2002, when a group of students at Fordham University in New York City decided to put on a show. What began as an underground party and variety show has since grown into the globally-infamous comedy troupe FUCT, performing home in New York City, and as far as Toronto, Montreal, Chicago, Austin, Los Angeles, and more...

FUCT continues to stun audiences - and each other- with their unique brand of entertainment: part comedy, part circus, part gladiatorial arena, with dashes of magic, music, dance, and no holds barred audience interaction. A show that always asks... Are you ready to get FUCT?

FUCTNYC is Jon Crane, Eric Eikey, Alyson Goodman, Janio Marrero, Paul Mazza, Derek Mize, Ian Lassiter, Joe Galan, Kate Swan, Sarah Bell and Matt Accardo.

The Incredible Shrinking Matt & Jacquie

The Incredible Shrinking Matt & Jacquie are a best friend sketch comedy duo from Philadelphia that dwells in the dark and dabbles in the absurd. Matt & Jacquie are doomed idiots with a lot of heart, and so are their characters.

The duo consists of Matthew Schmid (The Flat Earth, Alley Of Nightmares, Stonewall Players) and Jacquie Baker (The Flat Earth, ManiPedi, Alley Of Nightmares). The Incredible Shrinking Matt and Jacquie were 2014 and 2013’s Dirtiest Sketch In Philadelphia winners, and were nominated for a 2015 Philebrity award for “Comedy Act of The Year.” They have performed in the Philly Sketchfest, NYC Sketch Fest, and appeared in the 2015 Philly Fringe Festival production of Night Trolley.

High Dramma

Performing since 2008, High Dramma is a 100% independent sketch comedy troupe that seeks to combine traditional sketch comedy with elements of musical, dance, pantomime, all intertwined between live music provided by a mad banjo player into a whirlwind of high-minded vulgarity and low-brow sophistication.

High Dramma has had the pleasure of performing at the NYC Sketch Festival, Philly Sketchfest, the F. Harold Comedy Festival and Montréal Sketchfest.

High Dramma is D.C. Fisher, Jackie Wolfson, Curt Riedy, Jason Singer, Pete Heleva, and Sam Sherburne.

Secret Pants

Secret Pants is a Philadelphia’s oldest continuously active sketch comedy troupe. They formed in the spring of 2004, after meeting in a Temple University comedy writing class. They specialize in writing, producing, editing, and performing their own short video sketches. Their videos have been featured on FUSE Network, The Philadelphia Film Festival,, Comedy Central’s website, the Associated Press wire, FOX NEWS, and KYW, Philly's CBS affiliate to name a few.

Secret Pants began performing their material live in 2005, and since that time they have taken their act to stages up and down the east coast including the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival, Philly Sketchfest, Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Atlantic City’s House of Blues, and NYC’s People’s Improv Theater (The PIT) among others. They have had the pleasure of opening for national comedians, including Bruce Bruce and Neil Hamburger. They are proud, two-time winners of the “Dirtiest Sketch in Philadelphia” competition, nabbing the top prize in 2007 and 2008.

Their members are regular contributors to Philadelphia-area sketch groups and shows, including The Flat Earth, Goat Rodeo, TV Party, Iron Sketch, Theme Show, Camp Woods Plus, Now Time, and Sketch Up or Shut Up. They also produce and promote their own annual holiday comedy/variety show and a semi-annual summer festival, “Welcome to the Terrordome,” at Johnny Brenda’s.

Secret Pants is Brian Craig, Brian Kelly, Bryce Remsburg, Samantha Russell, and Paul Triggiani.

Adventure Friends

Mike Butler, Shannon DeVido, and Quinton Alexander make up the members of Adventure Friends. They take improv forms and turn them into sketch formats.

Barbara Bush

Barbara Bush is an all-female sketch group of BFFs-slash-writers-slash-performers from Philadelphia. Barbara Bush performs at venues across Philadelphia, and members of Barbara Bush perform in sketch and improv house teams at the Philly Improv Theater. In November 2016, Barbara Bush premiered "The Body Show" at Good Good Comedy Theatre, and they have since performed it at the 2017 Toronto Sketchfest, 2017 Women In Comedy Festival, and the Peoples Improv Theater (NYC). Barbara Bush previously performed at the 2015 Crossroads Comedy Festival and 2016 Philly Sketchfest, and members of Barbara Bush have performed at the Chicago Sketchfest, Out Of Bounds Comedy Festival, Pittsburgh Comedy Festival, and Charm City Comedy Festival. Recently, one Barbara became an emo internet hero after protesting outside of Trump Tower using signs with Dashboard Confessional lyrics on them (it was Shawna).

Barbara Bush is comprised of Jolie Darrow, Julia Hudson, Courtney Painter, Nicole Zeits, and head writer Shawna Stoltzfoos, and is directed by Jacquie Baker (The Flat Earth, The Incredible Shrinking Matt & Jacquie).

Outside Voices

'Outside Voices' is one of Philly Improv Theater's premiere house improv teams. They are directed by Caitlin Weigel (House of Solitude, Sketchier, ManiPedi).

The group formed in October, 2013 under the auspicious direction of award-winning PHIT performer and instructor Caitlin Weigel. The team's nine performers fell quickly and deeply in comedy love - their passion for improv solidifying a bond already massed by a justifiable physical attraction. They're thrilled to be a part of the PHIT community and look forward to entertaining you each week! They have performed in the Del Close Marathon, Philly Improv Festival and Washington DC's District Improv Festival.

You can see Outside Voices perform every Saturday Night at the Adrienne Theater's Second Stage (2030 Sansom Street, Philadelphia PA, 19103) for PHIT House Team Night! Performers include, Rob Aleisani, Ronnie Brewington, Tom Hannigan, Erin Pitts, Robert O'Neill, Adam Siry, McGair Valois and Corin Wells.

Sad Trombone

Sad Trombone is the comedy duo of Ralph Andracchio and Steve Kleinedler. Give us your disappointments, and we'll give you a funny show with no regrets.

SOAP Comedy

SOAP is just good, clean, sketch comedy performed by Andrew Benedict, Erin Coughlin, Ben Hosley and Joel Straley.

Trout House

Trout House is a New York City/Brooklyn based sketch comedy group and a play on words. Its members include and are limited to Hank Browning, Eric Feurer, Gregory Lotsvin and Steph Shober.

Big props. Big characters. Little penises. Trout House.



Philly Sketchfest is home to the annual Dirtiest Sketch in Philadelphia contest, created by Don Montrey (ComedySportz Philadelphia).

This show is an 18+ event and will contain graphic dialogue, nudity, distrubing content and mature situations.

Special guest judges, FUCTNYC will determine who wins the Dirtiest Sketch in Philadelphia this year. Fret not though, as PSF is adding a special "Audience Award" so be sure to come out and support your favorite sketch groups! / @PHLSketchfest

Philly Sketchfest Presents - Sketch comedy and more, every third Friday of the month at The Playground of The Adrienne Theater.

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