SF Sketchfest Staff Picks: Jay Wertzler, Festival Systems & Operations Manager


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 Jay Wertzler, Festival Systems & Operations Manager. Jay hails from the Inner Richmond. In addition to working festivals around town, he hosts a bi-weekly quiz night, edits manuscripts for a literary non-profit in San Diego, and enjoy long naps in the sun with his cat.

 # of SF Sketchfests you’ve worked: I think this will be my 4th?!

Shows you’re most excited for this year: Charles, Thursday Jan 30, Dark Room, 8pm; Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction, Friday, Jan 31, Brava Theater, 10pm.

I saw Charles on accident at Sketchfest 2012. It was the best accident I ever made. They are a consistently inventive sketch duo from Seattle who don’t shy away from the weird. As for Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction, you can never go wrong with Ron Funches, and you can definitely never go wrong with Funches’ dulcet tones reading erotica.

Favorite SF Sketchfest memory: Interviewing Lance Crouther, who was in character as Pootie Tang, on stage at the Castro Theatre.

Favorite venue in SF: The Roxie

Jay swears, “I don’t wear JNCO jeans anymore.”


In honor of the 13th Sketchfest, Jay at 13.

The hilarious Kathryn Hahn joins Owen & TJ Read the News!


Kathryn Hahn (“Step Brothers,” “Our Idiot Brother,” “Crossing Jordan,” “We’re The Millers” and much more) will be the guest on Owen & TJ Read the News podcast with Owen Burke and Adam McKay!

From the minds of Owen Burke (Funny or Die) and Adam McKay (“Anchorman”). Owen stays up on current events and TJ, a cell phone case salesman and aspiring hip hop artist, is more interested in what’s going on at the Hooters down at the Jacksonville, FL CityWalk. On Owen & TJ Read the News they discuss the top stories of the month together.

Saturday, February 7th, Brava Theatre
1pm BUY TICKETS 

Molly Shannon (SNL) joins “Enlightened” reunion!


 

Molly Shannon (“Saturday Night Live”) has been added to the Becoming “Enlightened” event on Sunday, February 2nd at 1pm at Marines’ Memorial Theatre. A celebration of the much-loved HBO series, she’ll join cast and creators Laura Dern, Mike White, Timm Sharp, Sarah Burns,  David Bernad and moderator Andy Richter (“Conan”). Don’t miss your chance to say goodbye to this fantastic series!

Sunday, February 2nd, Marines’ Memorial Theatre
1pm
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Due to a change in their shooting schedules, Luke Wilson and Jason Mantzoukas will not be appearing as previously announced

NEW EVENT! A Salute to “Bored to Death” with Jonathan Ames, Ted Danson, Zach Galifianakis and Jason Schwartzman!


We’re thrilled to announce the following event, just added to the SF Sketchfest schedule!

A Salute to “Bored to Death”
with Jonathan Ames, Ted Danson, Zach Galifianakis and Jason Schwartzman
Moderated by Martin Gero 

Join acclaimed writer and show creator Jonathan Ames and cast members Ted Danson (“George”), Zach Galifianakis (“Ray”) and Jason Schwartzman (“Jonathan”) as they discuss their work on “Bored to Death,” the unique and celebrated HBO “Noir-otic
Comedy” series.

Saturday, February 1st, 1pm, Marines’ Memorial Theatre
BUY TICKETS

Apologies — Michael J. Fox not appearing as recently announced…


Dear Sketchfest Friends:

Late yesterday, we were informed by the producers of Ask Me Another that Michael J. Fox was confirmed for the show and that we could announce his participation. Unfortunately this is not that case and Mr. Fox will not be appearing. We are disappointed by this news and apologize for the miscommunication. Stay tuned for a special guest announcement for this event.