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!
If you haven’t gotten to participate in SF Sketchfest yet or want to weather the rainy day by squeezing in one more show, here’s a staff pick to help you choose from the final Sunday’s schedule
Meet Sarah Crisman Richards, SF Sketchfest Festival Assistant and “gal Friday.” She lives in the East Bay, where she spends time playfully documenting revolution through storytelling and conversation. She is also corresponding for Laughspin from this year’s festival. She shares, “SFSF is my dream job!”
# of SF Sketchfests you’ve worked: Two
Show you’re most excited for this year: Salute to Coyle and Sharp!
Why: They are the quintessential San Francisco reflection of intelligent absurdity. SF Sketchfest and Jesse Thorn is wise to bring this morsel of comedy history to light. My nerd heart could just pop.
Favorite SF Sketchfest memory: Making my heroes laugh.
Favorite venue in SF: The Punchline for coziness and The Castro for dazzle.
It’s Wednesday afternoon, and there are still 78 shows left to see during SF Sketchfest 2014! To guide you through the remaining schedule, we’ve asked staff to share their picks for this year’s fest.
Meet Liz Duran, from SF’s Mission District. Liz is a veteran SF Sketchfest staff member, volunteer and fan. She is a skilled clandestine party negotiator and complimentary cocktail provider. You can thank her for the Lyfts, and all those thirst-quenching bottles of Aquahydrate, plus the Pop Chips that make your mouth water, too. This is her seventh SF Sketchfest behind the scenes!
Name: Liz Duran
SFSF Position: Sponsorship SUPERWOMAN!
# of SF Sketchfests you’ve worked: 7
Why: An amazing voice, dirty jokes, dismembered dolls and lots of nip-slips. That’s referring to Bridget Everett, not Chris Gethard, but Chris is pretty wonderful, too.
Favorite SF Sketchfest memory: Every Jimmy Pardo’s Match Games. Bring it back!
Favorite venue in SF: Verdi Club
Still combing the program for this year’s not-to-miss shows? To help you out, we’ve asked staff to share their picks for this year’s fest.
Meet Jaime Galli, SF Sketchfest’s Marketing Consultant. Jaime also hails from the Inner Richmond. She’s a lover of marketing, arts & culture, design, and a retired part-time rodeo cowgirl.
# of SF Sketchfests you’ve worked: This is my first!
Why: Alison Brie: The only way I can endorse the resurrection of Hall and Oates songs is when it’s being done by these adorable & talented ladies. Also, ”Bored to Death” because of that silver fox, Ted Danson, and Singin’ and Pingin’ because it’s a karaoke dance party…need I say more??
Favorite SF Sketchfest memory: Last year’s Princess concert
On her staff photo: I read that overalls were making a comeback, could be the most exciting news of 2014!
A mash-up of “Jeopardy” meets “Saturday Night Live,” Ask Me Another is NPR’s rambunctious hour of puzzles, word games and trivia that blends your local pub’s trivia night with comedy and music. Host Ophira Eisenberg and house musician Jonathan Coulton challenge contestants and listeners alike with games that stretch their noggins and tickle their funny bones. Celebrity guests take a turn in the contestant’s chair, facing games written especially for them. Celebrity guests include Danny Pudi (Abed from NBC’s “Community”), Adam Savage (“Mythbusters”) and New York Times Technology Columnist Farhad Manjoo.
Wednesday, February 5th, 8pm, The Castro Theatre
Co-presented by the Exploratorium & KALW