SketchFest NYC announced today that it would return to the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre for its seventh annual celebration of sketch comedy, with performances, panels and more to come from June 9-11, 2011.

"We're very happy to host SketchFest NYC again this year,‚Äù said UCB Artistic Director Anthony King. ‚ÄúLike the swallows of San Juan Capistrano, we have no idea where the sketch groups go all year, but each June they find their way back. And we're always thrilled to have them build their dirt nests at the UCB Theatre."

‚ÄúWe‚Äôve had great success holding the Festival at UCB the past few years, so we‚Äôre extremely excited to return for year seven,‚Äù added SketchFest NYC Executive Producer Alex Zalben. ‚ÄúLike the Harry Potter movies, in Year Seven‚Ķ The End Begins Here. No, wait, that‚Äôs not right.‚Äù

SketchFest NYC is sponsored by The Onion, The Sound of Young America, and UCB Comedy, with more sponsors to be announced.

For information on being part of SketchFest NYC, either as a performer, sponsor or volunteer, please check the festival site.