SF Sketchfest Day 7: A CROWD COMES OUT FOR MONDAY HAPPY HOUR COMEDY ON A WEDNESDAY



Monday Happy Hour Comedy performers and Staff/ARTIST Cara Tramontano!

SF Sketchfest congratulates our own Box Office Manager extraordinaire Cara Tramontano, for her awesome performance at Monday Happy Hour Comedy! This Wednesday edition of Monday Happy Hour Comedy also delivered hilarious laughs with the mostest host Matt Lieb, Ronn Vigh, Johan Miranda, Kevin Munroe, Steve Lee, Karinda Dobbins, and a smashing closing by Reggie Steele at Cafe Royale. You can catch Matt Lieb again opening for Gilbert Gottfried on Friday, February 7!

SF Sketchfest Day 6: Casts & Crews of Short Films Reunite For Festival Screening



Filmmakers David Fickas, Anna Seregina, Joey Izzo, Stacey Ransom, Jason Mitchell, Anita Driesberg, Sal Calanni, Mike Lemcke and Grant Lyon take audience questions, juggle microphones at “Say Hello to My Little Funny,” January 28 at Cobb’s Comedy Club

Filmmaker comedian Grant Lyon introduced Say Hello to My Little Funny, a diverse collection of short films made by comedians. After the screening, he was joined by members of the cast & crew of the films Lucifer’s Crewcut, Interview Date, Acting Out, Stepsister and The Old Flame. Before inviting the crowd to join them for drinks at Rogue, they treated the audience to a brief Q&A, kicked off by a question for Lucifer’s Crewcut: “How did you get Gwar and Maria Bamford to be in your film?” The answer: “Just believe, guys, and ask!” (The Procession directed by Robert Festinger, featuring Lily Tomlin and Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Cheat directed by Joe Derosa starring Joe Derosa, Robert Kelly and Bill Burr were also screened).

SF Sketchfest Day 5: Rhett Miller and John Doe charm San Francisco



John Doe and Rhett Miller (Photo Credit: Tommy Lau) 1/27/14

The legendary John Doe (solo artist and vocalist/bassist of the band X) and Rhett Miller (also of the Old 97’s) took the stage at Yoshi’s San Francisco together for a cover of The Everly Brothers’ “When Will I Be Loved” as part of Rhett’s “Wheels Off” variety show, also featuring Paul F. Tompkins (as a vigilante fan boat repairman) and comic artist/comedian Michael Capozzola.

SF Sketchfest Day 4: Venture Bros. assemble. Crowds are Delighted



Backstage with James Urbaniak (Dr. Venture), Dana Snyder (The Alchemist), Michael Sinterniklaas (Dean Venture), and Steven Rattazzi (Dr. Orpheus).  (Photo: Liezl Estipona) 1/26/14

The Venture Bros. performed to a sold out audience at Cobb’s Comedy Club. The loose and improvisational panel featured Dana Snyder doling out cheese and salami to one particularly great audience member (who also served as an impromptu moderator); Steven Rattazzi’s tales of travel woe; and Dean Venture himself, Michael Sinterniklaas, seeking approval from his Dr. Venture father, James Urbaniak, culminating in a panel-ending hug.

SF Sketchfest Day 3: Key & Peele Crack Up at SF Sketchfest Tribute



Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele (Credit: Dan Dion) 1/25/14

SF Sketchfest honored Key and Peele with a hilarious and heartfelt tribute on Saturday afternoon at Cobb’s Comedy Club, with stories of unaired material and hysterical riffing. Both Key and Peele also performed that evening at Brava Theatre with The Black Version, improvising the black version of the audience-suggested film, “Dead Poet’s Society.”