15th Annual SF Sketchfest Dates Announced!


Dates Announced!

The 15th Annual SF Sketchfest will be held January 7-24, 2016. For one year only, SF Sketchfest will be held earlier than usual due to the impact on hotel and venue availability caused by the Super Bowl being held in the Bay Area in early February.

Information on applying to perform in the festival coming soon. Stay tuned!


We are very sad to share that due to inclement weather, Christopher Lloyd is unable to appear at the 30th anniversary screening of “Back to the Future” at the Castro Theatre tonight. Mr. Lloyd tried valiantly to get here but multiple flights that he was booked on were canceled. If you purchased a ticket in advance, you will be refunded in full—and we still invite you to attend tonight’s screening at 9:30pm. Thanks for your understanding.

Walkup patrons: We will still show the film on the big screen at The Castro. And there’s still a DeLorean out front. Tickets only $10. 

Statement from SF Sketchfest on the closure of The Addition and cancelation of Kristen Schaal & Friends shows

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 customersupport@ticketfly.com for help with processing your refund and please ALSO contact us with your proof of purchase at boxoffice@sfsketchfest.com. We want to know who you are so we can make it up to you.


SF Sketchfest

Just added! “VEEP,” Christopher Lloyd, “Silicon Valley” and “Better Off Dead” understudies, including Jon Heder!

Just added!


SF Sketchfest Tribute to “VEEP” with the cast
Saturday, February 7th, 7:30pm at The Castro Theatre


SF Sketchfest Tribute
Christopher Lloyd
in conversation
with a 30th Anniversary screening of “Back to the Future”
Friday, February 6th, 9:30pm at The Castro Theatre


“Silicon Valley” : The Pied Piper Panel
with Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Kumail Nanjiani and Zach Woods
Saturday, January 31st, 4pm at Marines’ Memorial Theatre


“Better Off Dead” 30th Anniversary Live Read
with writer/director Savage Steve Holland
and original cast members Curtis Armstrong, Kim Darby, Diane Franklin and Amanda Wyss
and guest understudies:
Jon Heder (as Lane Meyer, originated by John Cusack)
Fred Willard (as Mr. Meyer, originated by David Ogden Stiers)
Kevin Pollak (as Mr. Kerber, originated by Vincent Schiavelli)
Eddie Pepitone (as Rocko, originated by Chuck Vincent)
and in various roles: Paul F. Tompkins, Doug Benson, Cole Stratton and Janet Varney
Sunday, February 8th, 2pm at Marines’ Memorial Theatre

More info on the schedule page!

Lineup announced and tickets on sale now!


Tickets on sale now! 
The 14th Annual SF Sketchfest
January 22 – February 8, 2015

Check out the full lineup HERE