The Muppet Movie 35th Anniversary Family Matinee Screening rounds out the Summer Social!

Just announced! The final piece of the SF Sketchfest Summer Social (also featuring Fred Armisen and the Benson Movie Interruption of Twilight: Eclipse:

The Muppet Movie
35th Anniversary Family Matinee Screening
with special guest DAVE GOELZ (“The Great Gonzo”) 

Very special guest DAVE GOELZ, voice and puppeteer of Gonzo the Great, will appear for a conversation and Q&A at our 35th Anniversary screening of “The Muppet Movie.” Dave worked on countless revered Henson productions in addition to Muppets features and the beloved television show, including “Sesame Street,” “Fraggle Rock,” “Emmett Otter’s Jugband Christmas,” “The Dark Crystal,” and “Labyrinth.” In addition to Gonzo, Dave is also responsible for the iconic characters of Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Zoot, and Doglion.

Join Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, The Great Gonzo and all of your favorite Muppets as they head to Hollywood in their first big-screen adventure, “The Muppet Movie.” It’s hard to believe it’s been 35 years since Jim Henson brought his beloved creations to cinemas in a hilarious road-trip like no other. Kermit and pals try to strike it big in Tinseltown while on the run from the fast-food mogul Doc Hopper (Charles Durning) and his lackey Max (Austin Pendleton). Featuring a bevy of celebrity cameos including Steve Martin, Mel Brooks, Milton Berle, Bob Hope, Dom DeLuise, Elliott Gould, Madeline Kahn, Richard Pryor, Cloris Leachman and Orson Welles, and a fantastic collection of songs by Paul Williams.

Saturday, August 16th, The Castro Theatre
11 am $10


2014 Fest Merch now available online!

Great merchandise from our past 13th Annual SF Sketchfest is now available for purchase on our merch page! Don’t miss out on the limited edition screen print by acclaimed artist Dave Perillo; the reusable canvas tote bag; and the super soft official festival tee, printed by Headline Shirts! Check them all out HERE

Maya Rudolph & Gretchen Lieberum are Princess: An Evening of the Music of Prince returns to the Bay Area!

Goldenvoice and SF Sketchfest Present
Maya Rudolph & Gretchen Lieberum are Princess: An Evening of the Music of Prince

Wednesday, May 21
9:00pm (doors at 8:00pm)
The Regency Ballroom
1290 Sutter St.
San Francisco, CA 94109
All Ages
Tickets on sale Friday, March 21 at 10:00am

That’s a wrap!

Thank you to all the performers, audiences, staff, sponsors and volunteers who made the 13th Annual SF Sketchfest a success! Stay tuned for a great photo gallery from the various shows throughout the festival, as well as more fun events throughout the year!

SF Sketchfest Day 18: Shakes the Clown revisited!

Julie Brown, Bobcat Goldthwait, Tom Kenny and Dan Spencer onstage at Cobb’s Comedy Club for “Shakes the Clown” Live, 2/9/14.  Photo by Dan Dion.

Bobcat Goldthwait and original cast members Julie Brown, Tom Kenny, Florence Henderson and Dan Spencer joined a fantastic comedic ensemble (including Laraine Newman, Kevin Pollak, Rick Overton and many more) at the live reading of Goldthwait’s cult classic comedy “Shakes The Clown” on the closing day of the 13th Annual SF Sketchfest. Bobcat was overwhelmed by the enormous response from the packed crowd, and added an impromptu Q&A at the end of the program.