One of the surprises at this summer's Hollywood Fringe Festival, where the art of playgoing lies in separating the must-see wheat from a bewildering menu of potential chaff, was how many Serial Killers–birthed hits were part of the audience buzz. An unprecedented five 2015 Fringe productions were birthed by Sacred Fools Theater Company's 10-years-running sketch competition, with three comedies — Cookie and the Monster, The Poe Show and King of Kong: A Musical Parody — earning awards. Add the 11 SK shows that either became Sacred Fools mainstage productions or went on to other successful stagings or new-media productions, and that makes Serial Killers not only a phenomenal talent and play incubator of industrial scale but one of the surest late-night gut-busting laugh bets in town.

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