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AJ Schraeder - Sketch Comedy


Unstoppable Failure Unstoppable Failure is a sketch comedy production company established over a decade ago by A.J. Schraeder. A.J. started his professional comedy journey with the Idiot Box Comedy club in 2004. Since that time, he has toured sketch comedy shows at colleges across the country, been invited to comedy festivals across North America, and sold commercial ideas and content to brands around the world. Shows currently produced include Thunderstood (a one-man multimedia sketch comedy extravaganza), Trouble with Shapes (A four man troupe of seasoned performers with a lean towards nerd culture and content), and Unstoppable Failure (A duo show written by A.J. and his brother Al chock full of absurdity and high brow stupidity).

As a bit of a tech head A.J. is capable of traveling with all his own equipment including lights, sound and projection, which allows him to turn almost any empty space into a small theater. All shows can be adjusted to run anywhere between 20-90 minutes based on need. A.J. is a previous winner of one of North Carolina’s largest solo comedy competitions, “The Ultimate Comic Challenge” and his shows have been awarded the title of Best in Fest at the Columbus Brew HaHa and Atlanta Sketchfest. His performance at SF Sketchfest was reviewed by Julie Lawless of as “ridiculously hilarious”. He is also a 2-time winner of Charlotte’s 48 Hour Film Project and his videos have amassed over a million views on the short form video platform Rizzle. In the commercial world he has worked with major brands such as Doritos, Legos, and Anheuser-Busch InBev.

His list of festival credits include SF Sketchfest, Toronto Sketchfest, The North Carolina Comedy Festival, Flyover Comedy Festival, Rise Comedy Festival, Atlanta Sketchfest, Chicago Sketchfest, Philly Sketchfest, The New York City Sketch Festival, The Boston Comedy Arts Festival, Geek Week, Snubfest, Montreal Sketchfest, Vancouver Comedy Festival, NC Comedy Arts Festival, North Carolina Sketchfest, Queen City Comedy experience, Hell Yes Fest, Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, Columbus Brew Ha ha, Austin Sketchfest, New South Comedy Festival, Norfolk Comedy Festival, Seattle Sketchfest, Charleston Comedy Festival, Cape Fear Comedy Festival and Gilda’s Laughfest.

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