The Kvetch Set
Comedy, live & online.

Mark of the Beach

Every been stranded on a mysterious island? Really? I'm sorry to hear that. Anyway...
The Kvetch Set bring you a terrifying new video sketch called Mark of the Beach, written and directed by Sam Björndahl and starring Josh Magee!

CULT LEADERS

The Kvetch Set was created in 2012 by these two loose cannons.

Alana Hicks

Alana Hicks

Writer / Producer / Performer

Raphael Stephens

Raphael Stephens

Writer / Producer / Performer

Alana and Raph thrive on collaboration and are always looking to work with new and exciting people, especially if they're cashed up. Cha ching!

THE TEAM

We couldn't do it alone! Here's a very incomplete list of The Kvetch Set's writers and performers.

Chris Attrill

Chris Attrill

Writer / Performer

Debbie Zukerman

Debbie Zukerman

Writer / Performer

Stephen Meagher

Stephen Meagher

Writer / Performer

Jorjia Gillis

Jorjia Gillis

Writer / Performer

Penny Berkemeier

Penny Berkemeier

Writer / Director / Performer

Sam Björndahl

Sam Björndahl

Writer / Director / Performer

David Lynton

David Lynton

Writer / Performer

Kilian David

Kilian David

Writer / Performer

Since 2012 The Kvetch Set Sketch Collective has provided opportunities for development and experience for no fewer than 54 emerging digital media makers from writers, video editors and composers, to performers and production crew. Raph and Alana are proud to have seen many of the Kvetch contributors go on to get steady work in the arts industry. The Kvetch Set vision is to bring together talented, passionate and dedicated people and allow great writing to manifest into great videos.

STUFF KVETCH HAS DONE

Sketch comedy videos, live sketch comedy shows and a digital series about a baby.

The Office at The End of the World

A live, sketch comedy show

Amnesty International Australia: Snail Mail

Branded content for the Australian Marriage Equality "Yes" campaign

The Kvetch Set:
Series 1, 2 and 3

A sketch comedy video series

Baby wants to know

A digital comedy series

Traffic Street

A live comedy

Pericles and The Harpy

Pericles and The Harpy

An animated digital series

About The Kvetch Set

"What's a name that will be really hard for people to Google?"

  • Alana Hicks and Raphael Stephens in February 2012

    December 2011

    A Kvetch is hatched

    Alana suggested to Raph that they should organise a bunch of funny writers and actors to produce an online, sketch comedy series. Raph thought it was a great idea.
    They've been doing it ever since.

  • Dancestitute

    2012

    The Kvetch Set:
    Series One

    After gathering a motley crew of collaborators, Alana and Raph settled on the name The Kvetch Set Sketch Collective because it would be very hard to google. The team spent most of 2012 writing thirty or so silly scripts, recording them with whatever cameras they could borrow and then uploading them on to ye olde net.

  • 2013

    The Kvetch Set:
    Series Two

    As with any free-love collective, some people moved on to get real jobs. However they were quickly replaced by new writers, actors and weirdos who were drawn to the darkly seductive world of online sketch comedy videos.

  • 2014 - 2015

    Baby Wants To Know

    After a hiatus to have an actual baby, Alana and Raph decide to make a talk show-themed digital series starring their offspring.
    Being a baby, the poor little guy had absolutely no say in the matter.

  • Alana Hicks directing Traffic Street

    September 2015

    Traffic Street

    At Sydney Fringe Festival in 2015, the team wrote, produced and performed Traffic Street, a live comedy about Sydney being destroyed by Westconnex and all the population being forced to live in their cars. And a talking sourdough loaf for some reason.

  • Early 2017 photo of The Kvetch Set crew

    2016 - 2017

    The Kvetch Set:
    Series Three

    Honestly this year was a bit of a blur. But we did work with a whole bunch of new collaborators and created a heap of new online sketches! At least I think it was us.

  • September 2017

    The Office at The End of the World

    At Sydney Comedy Fringe Festival, The Kvetch Set performed a live sketch comedy show, loosely based around the concept of an office continuing to function after the world has ended.

  • May 2018

    The Office at The End

    Sydney Comedy Festival will host The Kvetch Set live sketch show "The Office at the End" - an entirely new show with an old name. We are geniuseses.


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