Barbary Lineup announced at Outside Lands, co-curated by SF Sketchfest!


Join us August 5-7 in Golden Gate Park as we present a bevy of great comedic talent in the Barbary! The festival is SOLD OUT – for more information, please visit

Call for Entries! Perform at the 16th Annual SF Sketchfest!

Conan O'Brien speaks with Patton Oswalt at the SF Sketchfest tribute to Mr. O'brien at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco on July 17, 2010. Conan's long time friend and colleague Andy Richter joined the conversation. (© 2010 Photo by Jakub Mosur)

Perform at the fest!

Call for entries is now open! The line-up for the 2017 festival, running January 12-29, will be finalized in November of 2016. All applicants will be contacted between October 15th and November 15th regarding their participation in the festival.

SF Sketchfest accepts submissions from sketch comedy groups, solo sketch/character performers, one-person shows, improv groups, short sketchy self-produced plays, live podcasts, alternative comedy acts, musical comedy acts, live podcasts and stand-up comedians.

CLICK HERE to apply!

Found Footage Festival


Found Footage Festival
All-New Show

The Found Footage Festival is a one-of-a-kind event showcasing videos found at garage sales and thrift stores and in warehouses and dumpsters throughout North America. Curators Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher take audiences on a guided tour of their latest and greatest VHS finds, providing live commentary and where-are-they-now updates on the people in these videotaped obscurities. From the curiously-produced industrial training video to the forsaken home movie donated to Goodwill, the Found Footage Festival resurrects these forgotten treasures and serves them up in a lively celebration of all things found.

Saturday, August 13, 9pm
The Castro Theatre

The Benson Movie Interruption: “The Rock” 20th Anniversary


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

15th Annual SF Sketchfest Lineup Announced!


We’re proud to unveil the lineup for the 15th Annual SF Sketchfest! Tickets go on sale this Sunday at 10 am!

For complete performer line up, CLICK HERE
For complete schedule, CLICK HERE