The Benson Movie Interruption: “The Rock” 20th Anniversary With Doug Benson and friends
“The Rock is a tourist attraction?” It’s been twenty years since FBI chemical weapons specialist Dr. Stanley Goodspeed (Nicolas Cage, at his Nicolas Cage-iest) teamed up with prisoner and British Nationalist John Mason (Sean Connery, hair all akimbo) to try and stop Brigadier General Frank Hummel (Ed Harris, hair not-so-akimbo) and his mercs from destroying San Francisco from atop our very own Alcatraz Island. Michael Bay’s sophomore film “The Rock” will receive a royal ribbing from master riffer Doug Benson and friends from safe inside the confines of the historic Castro Theatre for one afternoon only.
Saturday, August 13, 4:20pm The Castro Theatre $20 BUY TICKETS
Goldenvoice, SF Sketchfest and WestBeth Entertainment present An Evening with Noel Fielding
An Evening With Noel Fielding is a surreal mix of stand-up, live animation, music and some of Fielding’s best known TV characters including The Moon and Fantasy Man. Fielding has toured the show to critical acclaim throughout the U.K., Australia and New Zealand.
A comedian, actor, artist and musician, Fielding’s surrealist comedy and Rock & Roll style is utterly unique: Monty Python meets David Bowie. His shows are complete art pieces blending all of his influences – stand-up, characters, art and music – in fully-realized productions of his imagination.
Fielding rose to worldwide stardom as one half of The Mighty Boosh, a multi-award winning comedy duo whose three season run on BBC TV was revered by critics and fans alike, leading to worldwide tours and arena tours in the U.K. NME called the Boosh, “the funniest comedy double act in Britain.”
Last year Fielding was a surprise guest performing on stage with Monty Python at one of their O2 Arena shows. For the past four years, Fielding has been a team captain on the legendary BBC TV show, Nevermind The Buzzcocks, and he starred in his own TV series, Luxury Comedy, which ran for two seasons in 2012 and 2014. Half live action, half animated, the series was described by The Independent as “inescapably whimsical,” and by The Guardian as “a neo-psychedelic riot of mirth.”
Check out the 15th Annual SF Sketchfest teaser trailer, starring Curtis Armstrong and Gary Anthony Williams! Our thanks to Drama 3/4 Productions! Lineup announced Friday, November 20th and tickets on sale Sunday, November 22nd at 10 am!
Statement from SF Sketchfest on the closure of The Addition and cancelation of Kristen Schaal & Friends shows on February 7, 2015
Dear friends and fans of SF Sketchfest:
On January 14th, the nightclub The Addition abruptly closed its doors and went out of business. We received one email from them informing us that all upcoming shows had been canceled, including our “Kristen Schaal & Friends” shows on February 7th, and “Wheels Off” on February 4th. The Addition was contractually obligated to use Ticketfly, a different ticketing service than the one we use for most of our shows. We were able to relocate the “Wheels Off” show to Cobb’s Comedy Club for the same night. We learned from Ticketfly that The Addition had authorized refunds for the “Wheels Off” show and ticketholders were given information about repurchasing their tickets for the Cobb’s show.
Unfortunately, we were unable to relocate the “Kristen Schaal & Friends” shows and they were officially canceled. We later learned from Ticketfly that the Addition had NOT authorized refunds for these shows. The Addition has ignored our demand that they refund customers immediately. Ticketfly has informed us that they are unable to offer customers refunds directly, and has suggested that customers contact their credit card companies and dispute the charge and have it credited back that way. Because the tickets were purchased via Ticketfly and they have strict privacy policies, SF Sketchfest has no way of contacting these customers directly.
We are deeply frustrated by The Addition’s and Ticketfly’s inability to resolve this, and we have demanded that they take care of refunding these customers immediately. We believe in transparency and in strong customer service. If you’re reading this and you have tickets to either of the “Kristen Schaal & Friends” shows on February 7th, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for help with processing your refund and please ALSO contact us with your proof of purchase at email@example.com. We want to know who you are so we can make it up to you.