The Opening Night of SF Sketchfest 2015 kicked off with two big shows.

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Jakub Mosur

At the Marines Memorial, w00tstock Founders Night, treated audiences to almost four hours of geeky good times. Paul & Storm serenaded the crowd, moving an audience member to toss pink panties onto the stage within moments of the first strums. Rebecca Watson presented a slideshow on how she’s learned to handle internet trolls. Wil Wheaton told a story about how he tried to be a hero but ended up scaring a woman in a Trader Joe’s parking lot. Adam Savage mentioned how last year during Sketchfest was the first time his twin sons watched his act. They perched in the wings and he absentmindedly talked about penises quite a bit, which embarrassed them. He mentioned they were there again for Opening Night, which influenced his decision to choose juggling as a safer subject. Everyone took the stage for the final sing-along (Adam Savage, Wil Wheaton, John Roderick, Paul and Storm, Rebecca Watson and Jason Finn), which devolved into free riffing that was one of the funniest, silliest half-hours San Francisco audiences have been treated to since last year’s w00tstock.

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Dan Dion

At Cobb’s, Night Train with Wyatt Cenac presented cream of the crop comedians Natasha Muse, Maronzio Vance, Phoebe Robinson and Cameron Esposito. Their sets tackled gender, race, romance, sleep lurkers, periods, and pubic hair.

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Dan Dion

Thanks to “As Seen at the Fest” contributors Jeff Lang and Morgan Davis.

Lineup announced and tickets on sale now!


Tickets on sale now! 
The 14th Annual SF Sketchfest
January 22 – February 8, 2015

Check out the full lineup HERE

That’s a wrap!

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!

SF Weekly Comedy Issue Chock-Full of SF Sketchfest

SF Weekly’s Comedy Issue hit newsstands Wednesday. The issue features interviews with Nate Bergatze, Ron Funches, Jenny Slate, Kurt Braunohler and opening night headliners Tenacious D. It includes a guide to the 13th annual SF Sketchfest, with an online companion guide to music at the festival. It also features contributions from comedians, locals, frequent visitors and those with San Francisco roots, who have upcoming appearances at the festival

Check it out:

The Comedy Issue: Dissecting the Joke to Make it Better
By Brandon R. Reynolds

What Makes You Laugh?: How to Decide What Kinds of Shows You Should See During SF Sketchfest
By Emilie Mutert

Phallusy: Tenacious D’s Jack Black and Kyle Gass on Van Halen and Theater-Sized Dick Jokes
By Dave Pehling

The Illuminati of Mirth: Comedy Is a Small World. We Establish a Few Secret Connections
By Emilie Mutert

Only in Alameda
By Emily Heller

Through the Peeping Glass
By Dave Hill

Music at Sketchfest: A Handy Guide
Dave Pehling

North Vs. South
By Greg Behrendt

Seeing My Boss Naked
By Janine Brito

Notes from Utopia
By Moshe Kasher

Check out the trailer for the 13th Annual SF Sketchfest!

Here’s the trailer for the 13th Annual SF Sketchfest, Jan 23 – Feb 9, 2104. Many thanks to Drama 3/4 Productions for putting it together!