Sketch Factor 2014!

Sketch Factor 2014 is in the books! We can easily say without exaggeration that we've changed the face of comedy history forever. Congratulations to our winners Don't Watch This Show LIVE! and their winning entry, "Life (love) Hacker Trailer!" And a big thanks to all the amazing performers who made this competition possible. Do yourself a favor and check out their hilarious videos, which are preserved for all eternity on this page.

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61Votes

How to Make A Kickstarter Video

Matt & Sam
Matt & Sam

Samantha Martin (2013 JFL New Face) and Matt Gehring (Louie CK’s Louie) have made The Tweet Show. Matt & Sam use their own brand of alchemy to turn Twitter gold into sketch comedy gold as two of Twitter’s finest create 140 character comedy.

595Votes

Lady to Lady Haul Video

Lady to Lady
Lady to Lady

Comedians Barbara Gray, Brandie Posey and Tess Barker bring you gut-busting debates on their podcat about current events, pop culture and embarrassingly hilarious personal revelations. Springing from the hit live talk show at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Los Angeles, Lady to Lady brings the funny with visits from weirdo recurring characters & on-the-fly theme songs.

http://www.ladytoladycomedy.com

24Votes

Mummy Mingle

PianoFight Productions' Chardonnay
PianoFight Productions' Chardonnay

Chardonnay | ,SHärdn ‘ā |is a variety of white wine grape. It is also a San Francisco-based sketch comedy group that’s been winning over audiences with its variety-show sensibility, biting wit, and smooth, unoaked finish since 2009. The group has premiered more than 15 original productions and has performed at SF Improv Festival, SF SketchFest, SF Theater Festand other local comedy showcases.

http://chardonnaycomedy.com/

206Votes

Cheap Chef with Matt O'Brien

Matt O'Brien
Matt O'Brien

Matt O'Brien is a Toronto-based comedian who has been featured on MTV, Fuse TV, MuchMusic and The Comedy Network. He has won the Best Standup award at the LA Comedy Festival and has been named Sirius XM Radio's Next Top Comic. He hosts and films his own late night talk show, and his 6-second Vine sketches have garnered him over 15,000 followers.

http://www.mattobriencomedy.com

309Votes

Barbara Holm Petition

Barbara Holm
Barbara Holm

Barbara Holm is a comedian and writer who was named “one of the best things about comedy in 2012″ by the Comedy Bureau. A Seattle native, Holm has performed at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot Arts festival, and the Women in Comedy Festival in Boston. She has written for IGN, The Portland Mercury, and the Huffington Post.

http://barbaraholm.com

51Votes

Lauri's Life Hack #27: How To Make Take-Out Look Home Made

CatGuts
CatGuts

CatGuts is a sketch comedy group featuring Robert Kitchen, Micah Luke and Lauri Roggenkamp. Founded in Buena Park, Calif. in Robert Kitchen's garage, CatGuts' offbeat brand of comedy and stellar good looks make for a unique sketch trio.

116Votes

Makeup Tutorial

CHEAP SMOKES
CHEAP SMOKES

Kaitlin Loftus and Laura Danowski, a.k.a. CHEAP SMOKES, have been corrupting audiences for the past six years with their over the top, outrageous, and energetic comedy! Described as being a “party onstage” the Toronto-based duo never fails to shock the crowd. In a show where no audience member is safe, you'll never know what to expect.

731Votes

Prickle Pants

Duchess Riot
Duchess Riot

Duchess Riot is an all-girl improv troupe specializing in short form, videos and sketches. They were named the No.1 Theatre Group by LA Hotlist three years in a row and have performed at venues including the Comedy Central Stage at the Hudson, iO West, M.I.’s Westside Comedy Theater, and more. Individually, the Duchess members have appeared in shows on CBS, Fox, ABC, Comedy Central, E!, TNT, as well as national commercials and feature films.

http://www.duchessriot.com

103Votes

SLACKS: The Business Casual Emporium

The Puterbaugh Sisters
The Puterbaugh Sisters

The Puterbaugh Sisters are bringing comedy duos back. (Or at least to the back of every dive bar.) They have developed their own brand of alternative comedy. You’ve seen The Puterbaugh Sisters everywhere; featuring at CVS and headlining Walgreens. They have also performed in the TBS Just For Laughs Festival Chicago, The Andy Kaufman Awards, and New York/San Fran/Chicago Sketchfest. They also produce a critically acclaimed comedy/variety show, “Entertaining Julia,” recently featured at Meltdown Comics in LA.

344Votes

How to Party Correctly

Paige Wyatt
Paige Wyatt

They say, “Do what you love.” Well, Paige loves metal and she loves to party! She lives in L.A. and preaches what she does at community colleges everywhere. Currently she teaches, “How To Make Dreams Come True 101.” Herself still a dreamer, Paige knows what it takes to keep trying!

http://www.metalaxis.com

145Votes

Surf Dad

Sad Vicious
Sad Vicious

San Jose’s most hated band™, Sad Vicious has played every cool venue in San Jose: The Locker Room (closed), Om Ultralounge (closed), and Java Crossing, to name a few. We are seeking a bassist and drummer, must be cool with partying, must be cool with cats=^.^=.

http://www.sadvicious.com

43Votes

Introducing Love Within Reach: "Think Globally. F*ck Locally."

Portal A / Mission CNTRL
Portal A / Mission CNTRL

Portal A is a creative studio in San Francisco and Los Angeles run by Nate Houghteling, Kai Hasson, and Zach Blume. Mission CNTRL is a sketch comedy group in SF that consists of six UC Berkeley grads.

46Votes

Sponsor a Comedian

Jarret Berenstein
Jarret Berenstein

Jarret Berenstein is a New York based writer, comedian and producer. He has performed and developed comedy in a variety of media, including improv, sketch and stand up. He has performed at the UCB Theater, the People’s Improv Theater and the Magnet Theater, where he is currently on the house team Junior Varsity. His one man sketch show, Boosh Kla Klau, was given a Time Out NY Critics’ Pick and won the Best Solo Show award at the LA Comedy Festival.

http://www.justjarret.com

1093Votes

Life (love) Hacker Trailer

Don't Watch This Show LIVE!
Don't Watch This Show LIVE!

Founded in 2012 by comedians Ryan Cronin and Bert DiVietri, "Don’t Watch This Show LIVE!" is like "Saturday Night Live" meets Funny or Die with a San Francisco twist. This live monthly stand-up, sketch, improv, and all-around hilarious comedy show features an array of improv stars, stand-up favorites, and talented actors from around the Bay Area.

http://dontwatchthisshow.com/

40Votes

More Rock Less Talk

Charles
Charles

A cerebral and imaginative sketch duo from Seattle, Charles is intelligent without sacrificing accessibility. Chuck Armstrong and Charlie Stockman combine highbrow and lowbrow sensibilities into a brand of humor they call unibrow. They have performed throughout the US and Canada, including the San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, and Toronto Sketchfests, and festivals throughout Los Angeles and New York.

http://charlescomedy.wordpress.com

14Votes

Guitar Lesson Fail

Adam Newman
Adam Newman

Adam Newman is a Brooklyn-based comedian who performed with Comedy Central's first class of "Comics to Watch." He is well known from his TV appearances on the "Late Show with David Letterman," "John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show," MTV's "The CollegeHumor Show," and his features on the "Today Show" and CollegeHumor.com. Adam currently hosts the Big Long Sets show at the UCB theatre, as well as his own Web series and podcast.

http://adamnewmancomedy.com