Troupe of the Day – Kerpatty!

Each day leading up to the 2011 Festival, the TOsketchfest Blog will feature one of our 40+ awesome comedy troupes.

Today’s troupe of the day is Kerpatty!

Hailing from Chicago, IL, Kerpatty! consists of the brain trust of Erin Pallesen, Pat Dwyer and director Jen Ellison, all of whom have known each other intimately (Erin & Pat lived together for a while) since meeting at The Second City.  Their style of comedy is an amalgamation of playful character-writing, structurally loose, natural, conversational and stupendously gut-busting!

This may be the guys’ first TOsketchfest, but Chicagoans have been delighted by the Kerpatty! style for some time.  They’ve performed at the Chicago Sketchfest every year since 2007 and have been headlining since 2009.  They’ve showcased Comedy Sportz Chicago, TBS Just for Laughs, Pub Theater, iO theater and many others.  When Kerpatty! aren’t making people laugh, they’re teaching others how to make people laugh.  Erin, Pat and Jen have extensive teaching experience, specializing in improvisation, scene-writing and general hilarity.

Fun fact: Their TOsketchfest performance will mark Kerpatty’s first show outside of the US. Welcome to Canada guys!

Check out their troupe profile to find out when they are playing, and to grab your tickets.


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