About the show
Kurtis Conner started performing stand-up comedy in 2013, and later attended the “Comedy: Writing & Performance” program at Humber College in Toronto. He amassed a following of over 300,000 on the social media app, Vine, while continuing to perform all over Canada, including several sold out headlining shows in Toronto. Kurtis independently released his debut comedy album “Cuppla Jokes” in 2016, and it reached #1 on the iTunes comedy charts and #6 on Billboard comedy. When Vine shut down in early 2017, Kurtis began focusing on his weekly podcast, ‘Very Really Good’, and his YouTube channel. He began creating commentary-style videos on strange subcultures and online trends, and has now amassed over 1 million subscribers on his YouTube channel, and his podcast is currently in the top 100 comedy podcasts on iTunes.
Entering its 8th year and following up it’s most successful edition yet, NYC SketchFest is New York City’s premier sketch comedy festival and one of the nations largest. Last year’s edition featured over 120 teams from 16 states and 3 countries and captured the energy of the exploding NYC sketch comedy scene. This years festival is focused on bringing together the very best of NYC sketch comedy with emerging talent and headliners from around the world.
Past NYC SketchFests has featured such talent as Kristen Schaal, AzN Pop, Judah Friedlander, Asperger’s Are Us, John Reynolds, MurderFist, Mark Normand, Dion Flynn, The Chris and Paul Show, Harvard Sailing Team, Bowen Yang and Matt Rodgers, Kids These Days, Ziwe, Larry Owens, OSFUG and Tuff Boys.
NYC SketchFest is a weekend jam packed with parties, workshops and the best sketch groups this exploding scene has to offer and we can’t wait to see you there!