Since Monday, 36 comedy teams have been battling it out on the P.I.T.’s stage for SketchProv ’09 glory. What? Never heard of SketchProv? You’re not alone. The term comes from a Second City routine called “The Pad,” in which the teams get suggestions from the audience about locations, activities, and character motivations, jot them down on a pad, and then work out a scene backstage while another group entertains you. Tonight, the remaining teams head into the quarterfinals for a night of high-energy competition. The semifinals and finals will be held Saturday night. We’re sure there’s a good reason for why they’re billing it a “comedy bloodbath.”

Fri., Oct. 23, 7, 8:30, 10 & 11:30 p.m., 2009

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 20, 2009

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