This just in from Columbus, OH. Three Dollar Bill plays Columbus, OH festival...
Columbus, OH — July 9, 2009 — Indianapolis's popular sketch comedy troupe, Three Dollar Bill, has been selected to participate in the first annual Shadowbox Sketch Comedy Festival, running July 21-22 in Columbus, OH.
Shadowbox, a staple of Central Ohio nightlife for over twenty years, blends original sketch comedy and live music into high-energy shows produced year round in their venues in Columbus and outside Cincinnati. The troupe boasts 20 years of experience performing sketch comedy and is excited to share their stage with the selected festival participants.
The festival, with participants from North Carolina, Chicago, Louisville, Indianapolis, Cincinnati and Cleveland will take place at Shadowbox at the Easton Town Center, and will be hosted by original Saturday Night Live cast member Garret Morris.
Three Dollar Bill was chosen from a nationwide search conducted by Shadowbox producers as the company looks to expand its presence as a regional hotspot for sketch comedy. Three Dollar Bill is one of only six troupes selected to participate in the two-day event. On day one of the festival (July 21) each troupe will perform a short segment followed by feedback from Garret Morris, Jerry Elliott (local celebrity and radio personality) and Julie Klein (Shadowbox sketch comedy writer and leading performer). On day two (July 22) audiences will be treated to a "Best of the Fest" show featuring a single sketch from each troupe, mingled with Shadowbox sketches featuring Garret Morris, and tied together by live music from Shadowbox's award-winning house band BillWho?.
A rising star in the Indianapolis comedy scene, Three Dollar Bill began performing a little over a year ago. Led by Will Pfaffenberger, the troupe includes Jeff Clawson, Claire Wilcher, Matt Kramer, John Patrick Coan, and Chad Woodward. The six co-write and perform all of their cutting edge comedy. Three Dollar Bill can be seen weekly at The ComedySportz Theatre, where they present a 90-minute comedy revue that touches on pop culture to politics to relationships and everything in between.
Commenting on the sketch festival, Shadowbox Executive Producer and CEO Steve Guyer said, "We are at an exciting time in our growth where we can make a lasting impact on our industry. Our hope with this festival is to create an opportunity for troupes to perform, to increase the presence of this particular art form, and to give Columbus a truly unique entertainment identity — as a hub for showcasing America's best sketch comedy troupes."
Tickets for the Shadowbox Sketch Festival are $10 for Day One, $20 for Day Two, and $25 Two-Day Pass. For more information on troupe performance times and ticket sales, contact the Shadowbox Box Office at 614-416-ROCK (7625) or visit the Festival's page at www.shadowboxcabaret.com