SF Sketchfest is proud to present their ongoing series of showcases at the intimate Dark Room Theatre in the Mission District! Some of the best emerging sketch, improv, stand-up and alternative comedy in the country and the world!
Don’t Watch This Show LIVE! is a collective of stand up comedians doing something different in comedy. They perform sketches, shoot comedy videos, shorts, and perform stand up and improv. DWTSL! is the only full show doing this type of production in San Francisco mostly because we are better than everyone else and more funny and beautiful and God knows we deserve more attention than we are getting and anyone who thinks otherwise is a Redcoat. #noswag
The Fringe Riders are a popular Los Angeles based absurdist cowboy comedy trio. They tell tall tales, sing, and dance as Mustang, Birdman, and Papa D, three legends of the West. Every month they host Stampede! a wild-west comedy revue which features some of the nation’s top comics. The Fringe Riders have also performed on some LA’s most popular comedy shows and venues. The Fringe Riders are Dan Gill, Colin McCormick, and David Venhuizen.
Hip.Bang!’s absurd, playful scene work has delighted audiences at comedy festivals around the world including Chicago, New York, Edmonton, and Philadelphia. They are two-time winners of the Victoria Fringe’s Pick of the Fringe award (2011, 2012) and were selected as the 2011 Vancouver International Improv Festival’s Best of the Fest (Runner’s Up). While exploring real emotions and honest situations, Tom and Devin simultaneously allow their scenes to be as ridiculous as they are hilarious. “This is world-class improv, worthy to compete with some of the best that New York City has to offer.” –Curtain Up, New York City / “Two hilariously charming guys,” –Monday Mag, Victoria / “[A] hysterical, surprisingly sweet and totally engrossing Improv comedy show.” – NYTheatre.com
Tom Henry is a comedian and writer from Toronto. He performs regularly as part of the acclaimed collective Laugh Sabbath, and has appeared at festivals such as NXNE, The Toronto Fringe Festival and recently on Andy Kindler’s Alternative show at Just For Laughs. He co-wrote and starred in the comedy video Hello, What? which screened at the Calgary International Film Festival, and the CFC’s World Of Shorts film festival, as well as being a featured video on Funny Or Die. In 2012 he was nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award for Best Stand-Up Newcomer.
Friday, February 8th, 10pm, The Dark Room