Let’s Get Serious with Teenager of the Year

I finally got around to interviewing one of my favorite groups from this year’s Chicago Sketch Fest, Teenager of the Year. Teenager of the Year is Joe Avella and Tim Racine. We discuss what it means to be “Too Hot for Sketchfest”, Frank Black, yellow journalism, hating easy humor, Jock Jams and the Chicago sketch comedy scene. Plus, we talkContinue reading “Let’s Get Serious with Teenager of the Year”

Let’s Get Serious with The Cool Table

Joey Christopoulos & Dan Sanders-Joyce of The Cool Table took a break between their two nights of Chicago Sketchfest performances to speak with me about their history, split into an LA/Chicago group and favorite Sketchfest moments. Let’s Get Serious with Kendall Bruns Episode 009: Joey Christopoulos & Dan Sanders-Joyce of The Cool Table Running time:Continue reading “Let’s Get Serious with The Cool Table”

Let’s Get Serious with Elephant Larry

Stefan Lawrence and Alexander Zalben are 2/5ths of Elephant Larry, one of New York’s most notorious sketch comedy groups. They sat down with me prior to their second performance at the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival and we talked about the Kowalski Method, using your babies as stage props and what it means to have oneContinue reading “Let’s Get Serious with Elephant Larry”

Let’s Get Serious with Inside Joke Films

I’m joined by Jon Braylock & Ramy Youssef of Inside Joke Films. Despite what you might think based on their name, Inside Joke Films don’t just make internet videos—they also perform live sketch shows and will be performing at Stage 773 for the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival on Sunday, January 9 at 4pm. Visit www.chicagosketchfest.com for info andContinue reading “Let’s Get Serious with Inside Joke Films”

Let’s Get Serious with Two Fun Men

The 10th Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival is in full-effect and I’m going to be posting a series of interviews with performers over the next two weeks. First up, I interviewed John Haskell and Arthur Meyer from Two Fun Men. We discuss the differences between today, tonight and tomorrow, the slow food movement, and impressing girlsContinue reading “Let’s Get Serious with Two Fun Men”

Chicago Sketchfest

Tomorrow marks the start of the Ninth Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival. Each year, over the course of two weeks, 100+ sketch comedy troupes perform 125+ shows in the sketch center of the Universe. That’s a lot of sketch. In 2007 Pizza Infinity made an 18-episode web-series taking a look behind-the-scenes at Sketchfest. You’ll findContinue reading “Chicago Sketchfest”