As a writer/producer with credits on several feature films including the multimillion dollar “Cruel World” and the director of a sketch comedy group, event founder, Paul Lawrence saw that while there were plenty of sketch comedy events around the country there seemed to be a real shortage of events that offered sketch comedy artists the opportunity to get exposure to the industry who could offer them career opportunities. So, the International Sketch Comedy Championships were born in 2005 with the goal of having world class sketch comedy groups compete in front of a live audience filled with not only the general public but entertainment industry executives who were searching for the next big stars.
After a wildly successful first year of selling out the historic Los Angeles Theater Centre in downtown LA, the event moved to world famous Laugh Factory for the next couple of years to make it easier for industry executives to attend and offer the finalist groups a chance to perform on a stage that countless thousands if not millions dream of, but very few actually do.
After a couple of very successful years the event was moved to
one of the other landmark world famous comedy clubs in Hollywood,
the World Famous Improv where another successful show was held
to a sold out crowd.