SXSW was cancelled.
Moontower was originally postponed to next month, but then got postponed to next year.
So, it would seem that Austin, TX was going to be without a comedy festival for 2020.
Cue ColdTowne Theater’s Austin Sketch Fest, which has stepped up to the virtual plate and will be live-streaming their festivities this week on Thurs. Aug. 21st and Fri. Aug. 22nd. Sketch groups and performers from all around the country are taking part including James Adomian and Anthony Atamanuik who will do the 2020 version of their beloved Trump vs. Bernie pairing and will go up as Trump vs. Biden (Adomian, of course, has a pitch perfect Biden impression) and the ever inventive and splendidly mischievous Jamie Loftus with her solo show, Boss Whom Is Girl, that expertly parodies tragic entrepreneur Elizabeth Holmes.
Along side them will be these sketch groups: Secret Crush, Archnemesis, Victrola, Latinx Comedy Pechanga, TV Party, Pendulum, Royale, Rat City, The Executives, Self Esteem Party, Dynamo, Chlane, Red & Yellow, Prayer Circle, After School Snack, and Pete Parsons.
Best of all, you’ll be able to stream this at ColdTowne’s Twitch channel for FREE. Tune in on 8/22 at 4:30PM PT/6:30PM CT/7:30PM ET and on 8/22 at 3:30PM PT/5:30PM CT/6:30PM ET.