Big News! We’ve been sitting on a big announcement for a while now because we’ve been waiting to get all our ducks in a row with all the legalities of it all… but we can’t hold back the news any longer, so screw it! HTA has been invited to attend Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival and San Francisco Sketch Fest and we could not be more thrilled to attend! We’ve been eyeing up these festivals for years now, and to get invited to go down and see some of the best Sketch in the world, performed by some of the best performers and then get to show what we do too is a huge honour!
Just to give you an idea of some of the star power at these festivals, here’s a short list of some of the performers: Maya Rudolph, Cristopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, Weird Al, Penn & Teller, Bill Nye, the cast of News Radio, Broken Lizard, Cary Elwes, the voice cast of Animaniacs, Angela Kinsey, Kristen Schaal, Casey Wilson, Dani Pudi, John Cho, Janeane Garofolo, Jennifer Tilly, The Groundlings, Upright Citizen’s Brigade, Sasheer Zamata, Garfunkel & Oates, Margaret Cho, Maria Bamford, T.J. Miller…. and seriously, the list goes ON and ON and ON….. It’s gonna be bonkers. You can read all about Chicago SF here, and all about San Fran SF here.
In anticipation of that, we sat down with a comedy blog based out of Sydney Australia called Illegitimate Theatre to talk about our group, our upcoming journey south (and the legal headache associated with it), our writing process, what makes us unique as a troupe, and a lot more. You can listen to the whole interview in their INAUGURAL podcast below. Bonus: We also give some scoop on the long-in-the-works sitcom pilot we’ve been working on.
And stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter over the next month to follow our journey and hear all about this crazy month.
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1:00 – How’s the sketch scene in Canada?
2:15 – How did you guys get started?
3:38 – What is your writing process?
5:20-What are some of your favourite sketches to perform?
8:50-How your particular performance style produces a different audience experience than most other sketch.
10:50-What’s been the hardest part of preparing to go to Chicago SketchFest?
13:00-What have been your comedy influences?
17:50-Tell us about your TV pilot.
20:45-What’s with you guys doing stunt work as well?