Exactly once a year we have the all too brief pleasure of meeting our regional and national sketch comedy brethren at a three day event they call “Sketch Fest NYC.” In the evenings – after extensive seminars where we sketch troupes talk shop, share tips, and watch demos featuring the latest in sketch comedy technology – we perform incredible shows for insanely reasonable prices (consider the quality, folks).
TICKETS: $10 [buy]
DATE: Saturday, June 13th @ 6pm
Our NYU intern, Ben, is apparently slacking off on something called “summer break”, leaving us to do all the posting ourselves. I had to log into my own profile just to write this update, unbelievable. Anyway Ben, wherever you are, don’t be long.
Right, so we’ve got a gig this Saturday. We’re part of a show called “A-Side/B-Side” at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater here in New York City. We’re joining renowned NYC sketch groups, New Exc!tement and Murderfist. The evening will find each group performing a popular sketch, followed by a newer and/or more unusual sketch.
It’s 1 AM, you know what that means. It’s time to post a random video on a blog that nobody reads.
From our buddy Keith Huang at The Apiary, a comprehensive layout of this year’s SketchFest NYC lineup. Yeah, we’re in there. More specific details to follow.
Hate to admit it, but I’ve probably acted like this…
Reminds me of a time when we were shooting a sketch in high school. It was a remake of ‘Parent Trap’ starring me and Jeremy, only we don’t look anything alike -get it! For whatever reason, it wasn’t “working” and we got kinda snippy. We started arguing over what was funny about it – not realizing that the true comedy was the two high school guys wearing old wigs and prom dresses, holding tiny plastic guitars and bitching at each other while Hayley Mills’ ‘Let’s Get Together’ plays in the background.
After many hours in the lab, FreeLoveForum has successfully “Seger’d” one of its sketches – and is poised to honor the great mustachioed spectre in two action packed evenings at the PIT, with Centralia, John Flynn and Nate Starkey, hosted by the great Matt Oberg.
Thursday, April 30 and Friday, May 1 @ 8pm
And here’s a little something to whet the palate. Light up some incense and click play:
Hey everybody. Sorry it’s been a bit since I last updated. I’ve been so busy with all the errands I’m running and trying to keep up with my studies, I haven’t slept in days. It’s all good though because the guys are working on some awesome stuff and I’ve got front row seats to all the developments. Actually, that’s why I’m posting. Jared’s asked me to update you all on some upcoming Free Love Forum gigs. They’re premiering new sketches and video at a handful of variety shows hosted by, and featuring, the finest minds in the underground comedy scene.
Thursday, April 30th, 8pm @ The PIT
Friday, May 1st, 8pm @ The PIT
Hope to see you guys there! Keep an eye out for me, I’ll be taking tickets and selling limited edition FLF coasters that I made myself!
Stay tuned, more dates are being discussed.
-Ben (the intern)
On behalf of Mr. Beiler, Mr. Dorfman, Mr. Gronli, Ms. Johnson, Mr. Klipstein, and Jared, I welcome you to Free Love Forum’s relaunched comedy site. Until the end of the semester I’ll be freeloveforum.com’s part-time administrator, which means you’ll occasionally see updates from me about what the guys are doing.
I couldn’t be more psyched. When I was a high school senior, Free Love Forum was a huge hit on YouTube for one week. I’ve been keeping tabs on them ever since, and two years later here I am! Turns out the reason they haven’t posted many new videos since then is because they’re always talking to TV execs. No surprise, those dudes were way funny! Did you see that MS Paint video? It was mad sick.
So about me: I’m sophomore at the Tisch School of Film & Television, I love sketch comedy (classics like Keenen and Kel, The Amanda Show, and of course, Free Love Forum), I love hockey (go Rangers!), music (go Kanye!), and partying (obviously).
Man, I’m still tweaking. When my media production T.A. handed out a list of accredited internships and I saw Free Love Forum listed, I didn’t think I had a chance, but no sooner did my interview start than they began assigning work! I guess I had them at hello . Anyways, I’m really thankful to the guys for giving me this opportunity.
Spoiler alert: I’ll also be assisting Free Love Forum’s crew on some upcoming videos and gigs… that’s right, they’ve got new stuff in the pipeline!