Comedy Lineup at The Barbary announced!


The Barbary
at SF Outside Lands
August 7-9, Golden Gate Park

• Tig Notaro
• Al Madrigal, Hasan Minhaj and Jordan Klepper of The Daily Show News Team
• Upright Citizens Brigade: ASSSSCAT with Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh, Horatio Sanz & Danielle Schneider
• Comedy Bang! Bang! With Scott Aukerman and special guests
• Pete Holmes
• Uptown Showdown Debate – Teen Pop Stars vs. Grizzled Old Rockers: Which Are Better?
• The Groundlings: The Black Version with Jordan Black, Nayima Funk, Daniele Gaither, Phil LaMarr, Karen Maruyama & Gary Anthony Willams
• Andy Kindler
• Jen Kirkman
• Ron Funches
• Rory Scovel
• Joe DeRosa
• Nate Bargatze
• James Adomian
• Cameron Esposito
• Hari Kondabolu
• Joe Klocek
• DJ Real

co-curated by SF Sketchfest


Comedy Night at The Indy: Sasheer Zamata


SF Sketchfest presents
Comedy Night at The Indy:
Sasheer Zamata

Sasheer Zamata can currently be seen as a featured player on SNL. She has also created the critically acclaimed web series “Pursuit of Sexiness”. After graduating from the University of Virginia with a degree in Drama, she moved to New York and began performing improv and sketch at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. She performs stand-up at colleges and festivals across the country.

Sunday, July 12th at The Independent
6pm doors / 7pm show
$20 adv / $22 door

Call for entries! Perform at the 15th Annual SF Sketchfest!


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.

Call for Entries closed September 15th, 2015. All those who applied will be contacted between October 15th and November 15th regarding their participation, and the line-up will be announced in late November.

October 21, 2015: Doug Benson & Back to the Future Part II


The Benson Movie Interruption:
Back to the Future Part II
with Doug Benson and surprise guests

GREAT SCOTT! It’s hard to believe that we’re nearly at the day Marty McFly travels to in the smash hit middle chapter of one of the most beloved trilogies of all time. Celebrate this milestone by joining Doug Benson and surprise guests as they riff “Back To The Future Part II” live on the actual date that Marty landed in futuristic Hill Valley — October 21, 2015! Bring your hoverboards, power shoe laces, Mr. Fusion, self-drying jackets, Pepsi Perfect bottles, Food Hydrators and Jaws 19 as we go back…to the future!

Comedian Doug Benson (“Super High Me,” “Last Comic Standing,” “Doug Loves Movies” podcast) and his guests sit in the front row of the theater and riff on movies as they unfold on the screen before them. This very popular live show is a favorite at SF Sketchfest year after year where Doug’s guests have included Zach Galifianakis, Patton Oswalt, Scott Aukerman, Todd Barry, Michael Ian Black, Jonah Ray, Paul Scheer, Janet Varney, Tom Lennon, Chris Hardwick and more.

Wednesday, October 21st, 8pm
The Castro Theatre
$20 General Admission

Tickets on sale now!
SOLD OUT — some tickets may be available at the door

See Wet Hot American Summer: The Live Radio Play on YouTube and Blu-Ray!

SF Sketchfest

Back in 2012, SF Sketchfest staged an unforgettable afternoon by reuniting most of the cast of David Wain’s camp comedy classic “Wet Hot American Summer” and staging the film as a live radio play at Marines’ Memorial Theatre, with the cast reprising their roles and special guest understudies filling out the rest. Now is your chance to view the entire show — it’s available as a special feature on the just released Blu-Ray of the film (available now on Get it HERE

We’ve also released five clips from the show on our SF Sketchfest YouTube Channel, part of the Nerdist Alliance. See Andy (Paul Rudd) throw his tray and make out with Katie (Margeurite Moreau). Watch McKinley (Michael Ian Black) share a private moment with Ben (Marc Evan Jackson, in the role originated by Bradley Cooper). Witness Gene (Christopher Meloni) have a break through with a talking can of vegetables (Bobcat Goldthwait, stepping in for H. Jon Benjamin). Spend some time with other original campers Amy Poehler, Ken Marino, Michael Showalter, Samm Levine, Joe Lo Truglio, Molly Shannon and understudies like David Cross, Busy Philipps, Colin Hanks, Joshua Malina, John Hodgman, Andy Richter and more.

See all the YouTube clips HERE

The full cast and crew from the production:

Wet Hot American Summer: The Live Radio Play
Recorded live at SF Sketchfest
January 21, 2012 at the Marines’ Memorial Theatre

David Wain – Narrator
Michael Showalter – Coop/Alan Shemper
Marguerite Moreau – Katie
Michael Ian Black – McKinley
Paul Rudd – Andy
Christopher Meloni – Gene
Molly Shannon – Gail von Kleinenstein
Ken Marino – Victor Kulak
Joe Lo Truglio – Neil
Amy Poehler – Susie
Samm Levine – Arty

And special surprise guest understudies:
Busy Philipps – Beth (originally played by Janeane Garofalo)
David Cross – Henry Newman (originally played by David Hyde Pierce)
Joshua Malina – J.J. (originally played by Zak Orth)
Colin Hanks – Gary (originally played by A.D. Miles)
Marc Evan Jackson – Ben (originally played by Bradley Cooper)
Bruce McCulloch – Aaron (originally played by Gideon Jacobs)
Jessi Klein – Abby Bernstein (originally played by Marisa Ryan)
Gillian Jacobs – Lindsay (originally played by Elizabeth Banks)
John Hodgman – Keith – Caped Boy (originally played by Gabriel Millman)
Mark Gagliardi – Steve (originally played by Kevin Sussman)
Craig Cackowski – Mork Guy and Moose
Hal Lublin – Melvin – Medieval Kid
Annie Savage – Mallrat Girl/Cure Girl and Godspell Girl
Zandy Hartig – Nurse Nancy (originally played by Nina Hellman)
Andy Richter – Ron von Kleinenstein (originally played by Judah Friedlander)
Bobcat Goldthwait – Can of Vegetables (originally played by Jon Benjamin)

Live Music from the film performed by
Jon Dinerstein
Paul and Storm

Live Foley Artist
Scott Iseri

Original Screenplay by Michael Showalter and David Wain
Adapted for the stage and directed by The Thrilling Adventure Hour’s Ben Acker and Ben Blacker
Videographer – Daniel Plotnick
Produced by David Owen, Cole Stratton and Janet Varney for SF Sketchfest