Harvard Sailing Team and the Re-emergence of New York Sketch Comedy

Sketch comedy is on the rise! This article highlights some popular purveyors of the form, from the internet’s Harvard Sailing Team to UCB’s Stone Cold Fox to Comedy Central’s new show Key and Peele. And it details some interesting issues facing sketchmakers: the pressure to be concise, the balance between actors and writers, and the possibility (or impossibility) or audience interaction. But wait! A last-minute twist ending: It doesn’t detail any of those interesting issues! This whole post was a comedy sketch! (I am just kidding. It does detail them.)

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