Calendar of Events

Comedy Night at the Indy: Bridget Everett

October 26, 2014


SF Sketchfest and Another Planet Entertainment present
Comedy Night at the Indy:
Bridget Everett 

Bridget Everett has been called one of the “Funniest People in New York” by Time Out. Her film, theater and television credits include “Inside Amy Schumer,” “Two Broke Girls,” “Sex And The City (movie),” “The Bleep Show w/Whitney Cummings,” “Bridget and Neal are F*cking,” “Adam Is Watching,” “At Least It’s Pink,” and most recently a guest spot at Carnegie Hall performing with the legendary Patti Lupone. Bridget has appeared at Montreal and Chicago’s Just For Laughs Festival, HBO’s Aspen United States Comedy Arts Festival, The Adelaide International Cabaret Festival, The San Francisco Sketchfest, FunFunFun and The New York Comedy Festival. Bridget and her band The Tender Moments just released their debut album (“POUND IT”) and play to sold-out crowds across the country.

Sunday, October 26th, The Independent
Doors 7pm/Show 8pm, 21+
$20
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Time: October 26, 2014 7:00 pm

Fred Armisen with special guest Ian Rubbish

August 17, 2014


Fred Armisen
with special guest Ian Rubbish 

Fred Armisen, co-creator and star of IFC’s “Portlandia” and beloved veteran of “Saturday Night Live,” takes to the Castro Theatre stage for a night of stand-up comedy, featuring a very special opening act: Armisen’s alter-ego, 70’s era English punk-rock musician Ian Rubbish and his band. The evening will close with an opportunity for the audience to participate in a lively Q & A session with Fred.

Due to Fred Armisen’s recent Emmy nominations, he will need to attend the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on August 16, the date of his original SF Sketchfest engagement. Fred’s San Francisco show has been rescheduled for the very next night, August 17, one hour earlier at 8:00pm. All ticketholders will be notified and all existing tickets will be honored for the new date. Thanks for your understanding and congratulations to Fred on the Portlandia nominations!

New date and time!
Sunday, August 17th, The Castro Theatre
8pm, $25
SOLD OUT!

Time: August 17, 2014 8:00 pm
Cost: $25

Office Space 15th Anniversary Screening with special guest Stephen Root

August 16, 2014


Office Space
15th Anniversary Screening
with special guest Stephen Root (“Milton”) 

Wear your minimum fifteen pieces of flair and bring your TPS reports for the 15th anniversary screening and celebration of Mike Judge’s classic comedy OFFICE SPACE, with very special guest Stephen Root (“Milton,” who believes you might have his stapler) live in person. Follow Peter Gibbons and his co-workers Samir Nagheenanajar and Michael Bolton (no relation to a certain no-talent ass clown) as they get increasingly fed up with INITECH software boss Bill Lumbergh and decide to take matters into their own hands, while Peter falls for Chotchkie’s waitress Joanna. Don’t jump to conclusions and miss this rare 35mm archival print screening of the film, which also stars Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston, Gary Cole, Ajay Naidu, David Herman and Diedrich Bader. Join us at the Castro Theatre and don’t forget to show us your best ‘O-face.’

Saturday, August 16th, The Castro Theatre
9pm $12
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Time: August 16, 2014 9:00 pm

The Benson Movie Interruption: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse


The Benson Movie Interruption
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
with Doug Benson and surprise guests 

Wildly popular stand-up comedian and podcaster Doug Benson, the man behind “Super High Me,” “Doug Loves Movies,” and “Getting Doug With High” returns to San Francisco with The Benson Movie Interruption’s live skewering of the third installment of the teen vampire series The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. Doug and his surprise guests will provide live commentary and rapid-fire jokes as the film is shown on the majestic Castro screen at precisely, ahem, 4:20pm in the afternoon. Benson has already presented the first two Twilight films to enthusiastic sold-out crowds alongside special surprise guests including Zach Galifianakis, Patton Oswalt, Chris Hardwick, Michael Ian Black and more. You never know who might show up from Benson’s long list of famous and funny friends.

Saturday, August 16th, The Castro Theatre
4:20pm, $20

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Time: August 16, 2014 4:20 pm
Cost: $20

The Muppet Movie 35th Anniversary Family Matinee Screening


The Muppet Movie
35th Anniversary Family Matinee Screening
with special guest DAVE GOELZ (“The Great Gonzo”)

Very special guest DAVE GOELZ, voice and puppeteer of Gonzo the Great, will appear for a conversation and Q&A and will be bringing Gonzo along with him at our 35th Anniversary screening of “The Muppet Movie.” Dave worked on countless revered Henson productions in addition to Muppets features and the beloved television show, including “Sesame Street,” “Fraggle Rock,” “Emmett Otter’s Jugband Christmas,” “The Dark Crystal,” and “Labyrinth.” In addition to Gonzo, Dave is also responsible for the iconic characters of Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Zoot, and Doglion.

Join Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, The Great Gonzo and all of your favorite Muppets as they head to Hollywood in their first big-screen adventure, “The Muppet Movie.” It’s hard to believe it’s been 35 years since Jim Henson brought his beloved creations to cinemas in a hilarious road-trip like no other. Kermit and pals try to strike it big in Tinseltown while on the run from the fast-food mogul Doc Hopper (Charles Durning) and his lackey Max (Austin Pendleton). Featuring a bevy of celebrity cameos including Steve Martin, Mel Brooks, Milton Berle, Bob Hope, Dom DeLuise, Elliott Gould, Madeline Kahn, Richard Pryor, Cloris Leachman and Orson Welles, and a fantastic collection of songs by Paul Williams.

Saturday, August 16th, The Castro Theatre
11 am $10
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Time: August 16, 2014 11:00 am
Cost: 10

The Barbary at Outside Lands

August 8, 2014


The Barbary at Outside Lands
co-curated by SF Sketchfest

For the third year running, SF Sketchfest is co-curating the comedy and variety lineup in the Barbary at Outside Lands. The three-day festival taking over Golden Gate Park August 8 -10 is SOLD OUT – for more information, music lineup and schedules, CLICK HERE.

 

Time: August 8, 2014 12:00 pm

Maya Rudolph & Gretchen Lieberum are Princess: An Evening of the Music of Prince

May 21, 2014


Goldenvoice and SF Sketchfest Present
Maya Rudolph & Gretchen Lieberum are Princess: An Evening of the Music of Prince

Wednesday, May 21
9:00pm (doors at 8:00pm)
The Regency Ballroom
1290 Sutter St.
San Francisco, CA 94109
All Ages
Tickets on sale Friday, March 21 at 10:00am
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Time: May 21, 2014 8:00 pm

The 13th Annual SF Sketchfest, Jan 23 – Feb 9, 2014

January 23, 2014


The 13th Annual SF Sketchfest, the San Francisco Comedy Festival
January 23 – February 9, 2014

Over 200 shows at 20 venues!

View the lineup HERE
View the schedule and buy tickets HERE

Time: January 23, 2014 7:00 pm

What’s So Funny? Tig Notaro on the Power of Humor with Janet Varney

November 1, 2013


What’s So Funny?
Tig Notaro on the Power of Humor
with Janet Varney 

Initially known for her wry observational humor, comedian Tig Notaro turned the breast cancer diagnosis she had just received into fodder for her live act. That set became instantly legendary and garnered Notaro a cult following. This candid conversation reveals her surprising sources of strength.

“In 27 years of doing this, I’ve seen a handful of truly great, masterful standup sets. One was Tig Notaro last night.” – Louis C.K.

Friday, November 1st, Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
8pm
Standard $25/Premium $35 (JCCSF Members get 10% off)
SOLD OUT!


Time: November 1, 2013 8:00 pm
Venue: JCCSF

Cinematic Titanic: The Farewell Tour with The Doll Squad and The Astral Factor

October 19, 2013


Cinematic Titanic: The Farewell Tour
with Joel Hodgson, Trace Beaulieu, Frank Conniff, Mary Jo Pehl and J. Elvis Weinstein from Mystery Science Theater 3000
with special guest Dave “Gruber” Allen

live riffing
The Doll Squad and The Astral Factor

Cinematic Titanic, the feature-length movie riffing show from the creator and original cast of Mystery Science Theater 3000, returns to the Castro Theatre one last time before retiring from touring to roast two absolutely terrible cinematic duds!

First up is 1973’s The Doll Squad, a super low budget Z-movie forced upon the public by director/editor/writer/producer Ted V. Mikels. Anthony “Hawaiian Eye” Eisley “stars” as CIA operative Connolly, who assigns uber-sexy operative Sabrina Kincaid (Francine York, far away from the Jerry Lewis films she often appeared in) to corral a bevy of shapely female assassins to try and stop a madman from destroying the world with a rat-transmitted plague virus. Before there was Charlie’s Angels…there was The Doll Squad! And before that, Citizen Kane. But enjoy the cleavage-filled jumpsuits!

Top off the evening with 1976’s The Astral Factor, aka The Invisible Strangler, which follows a convicted strangler who learns to turn himself invisible in jail (why not?) and, after escaping, stalks and tries to kill the five women who testified against him at his trial. Hot on his invisible trail is a police lieutenant (Robert Foxworth, gleefully cashing a pay check) who hopes to stop the paranormal sicko before he can complete his mission. Also starring Hart to Hart’s Stephanie Powers, who should have had a heart to heart with her agent before signing on to this mess.

Be sure to visit the CASH BAR in the lobby before you grab your seats!

 

Saturday, October 19th, The Castro Theatre
The Doll Squad (7pm): $35
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The Astral Factor (9:30pm): $35
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Special Double Feature Ticket (both films, discounted price, limited availability): $60
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Time: October 19, 2013 7:00 pm
Venue: The Castro Theatre
Address:
San Francisco, CA, United States
Cost: $35

The Monster Squad 25th Anniversary Screening, Conversation and Q&A


The Monster Squad
25th Anniversary Screening, Conversation and Q&A
with writer/director Fred Dekker
and cast members Andre Gower (Sean), Ryan Lambert (Rudy) and Ashley Bank (Phoebe)

It’s the 25th Anniversary of The Monster Squad, the film that taught us that, yes, the wolfman’s got nards! Dracula has returned and is trying to take over the world with the help of a bevy of cinema’s greatest creatures. It’s up to a ragtag team of kids with serious monster knowledge to defeat them! Co-written by Shane Black (Iron Man 3) and director Fred Dekker (Night of the Creeps), it’s a super fun homage to the B-movies of yesterday. After the screening, the squad assembles with director Fred Dekker to chat and take your questions, including leader Sean (Andre Gower), cool kid Rudy (Ryan Lambert) and ‘lil sis Phoebe (Ashley Banks).

Saturday, October 19, The Castro Theatre
1pm: $15
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Time: October 19, 2013 1:00 pm
Venue: The Castro Theatre
Address:
San Francisco, CA, United States
Cost: $15

The Barbary at Outside Lands

August 8, 2013


Another Planet Entertainment, Superfly Presents and Starr Hill Presents are excited to announce an eclectic lineup for the comedy and variety tent known as The Barbary, which is again co-curated by SF Sketchfest. Named in honor of San Francisco’s infamous Barbary Coast district and residing in the world-famous Victoria Spiegeltent on loan from Belgium, The Barbary is a turn of the century “magic-mirror tent,” with walls made of oak-framed mirrors and ceiling adorned in stained glass, providing the perfect setting for a true post-modern vaudevillian mix of stand-up, sketch comedy, music and more.

The Barbary will be headlined by Jeffrey Ross, Craig Robinson, and Maria Bamford, Eugene Mirman. Rob Huebel and Wyatt Cenac. The Roastmaster General, Jeffrey Ross, will set his sites on our native town for two shows as Jeffrey Ross Roasts San Francisco. Called “an heir apparent to such old-school masters as Buddy Hackett and Rodney Dangerfield” by the New York Times, Jeffrey Ross is feared and revered for his appearances at celebrity roasts.

Craig Robinson, perhaps best known for his award-nominated role as “Darryl Philbin” on The Office and for the films Hot Tub Time Machine and This Is the End, flexes considerable musical talent by bringing his keyboard to accompany his extraordinary material, delivery, and commanding stage presence for two shows in the tent.

Maria Bamford, about whom Judd Apatow told the Los Angeles Times is “hysterically funny,” can currently be seen on the new season of Arrested Development and performing in her living room for her parents on the Chill.com direct-to-fans event, Maria Bamford: The special special special!

Eugene Mirman, known for Delocated and Bob’s Burgers, was named one of the 10 best comedians of the last decade by Paste Magazine and is the co-founder of the hugely popular Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival.

Rob Huebel, scene-stealer from Childrens Hospital, Human Giant and much more, brings his experimental variety show Crash Test for two shows, where he and his friends will do pretty much whatever they want.

Wyatt Cenac, best known as a fan-favorite correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, brings his new Brooklyn-based variety show Night Train to the tent for two shows with separate lineups.

The weekend also features appearances by Bruce McCulloch, Natasha Leggero, Matt Braunger, Morgan Murphy, Nick Thune, Joe Mande, Bridget Everett and the Tender Moments, Dave Hill, Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction with Bryan Cook, Moshe Kasher, Ari Shaffir, Emily Heller, Kate Berlant, Jesse Elias, Thao Nguyen and Singin’ & Pingin’: DJ Purple + American Tripps Present Berlin-Style Ping Pong + Dance Karaoke Party!

Friday, August 9 – Sunday, August 11, 2013
Golden Gate Park

Tickets and more information link: http://www.sfoutsidelands.com/barbary/

Time: August 8, 2013 12:00 pm
Venue: Golden Gate Park
Address:
CA, United States

Marc Maron

May 17, 2013


WTF Comedian Marc Maron

celebrating his new book
Attempting Normal

From standup to television to his outrageously popular podcast, WTF with Marc Maron, this brutally honest comedian finds wisdom in the strangest places. One day he woke up to find himself fired from his radio job, surrounded by feral cats, and emotionally and financially annihilated by a divorce. He tried to heal his broken heart through minor-league hoarding, Viagra addiction, accidental racial profiling and shoplifting from Whole Foods, but nothing seemed to work. Maron’s new book, Attempting Normal, is a reflection on his journey back through the wilderness of his own mind, the journey of a sympathetic screw-up who’s trying really hard to do better without making a bigger mess. Most of us will relate.

“A startlingly honest, compelling and hilarious comedian-poet. Truly one of the greatest of all time.” – Louis C.K.

Friday, May 17, 7:00 pm
Prices: Standard $40/JCCSF Members $35
Premium $45/JCCSF Members $40

*A copy of Attempting Normal is included in the ticket price.

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Presented in partnership with SF Sketchfest

Time: May 17, 2013 7:00 pm
Venue: Kanbar Hall at the JCCSF
Phone: 415 292 1200
Address:
3200 California Street, San Francisco, 94118, United States

Stella Classic Nightclub Show

February 10, 2013


Stella Classic Nightclub Show
with Michael Ian BlackMichael Showalter and David Wain
with guest comedians and music by John Vanderslice

SF Sketchfest and Mezzanine are thrilled to welcome back Stella with special guest comedians and live music. Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter and David Wain have been writing, producing, and performing comedy together and apart for over twenty years. They helped create the sketch comedy troupe The State, which went on to a successful television run on MTV, and now each have successful solo careers as writers, directors and performers of comedy. Tonight’s show recalls the early “Nightclub” days of Stella, when they hosted a weekly showcase for alternative and mainstream comedy.

PERFORMANCE INFO:

Sunday, February 10th, 8pm, Mezzanine
$30
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Co-presented by Amoeba Music
Time: February 10, 2013 8:00 pm
Venue: Mezzanine
Address:
San Francisco, CA, United States
Cost: $30

Garfunkel & Oates with Dragon Boy Suede


Garfunkel & Oates
with Dragon Boy Suede

Garfunkel and Oates is an LA-based comedy/folk duo made up of actresses Riki Lindhome (Big Bang Theory, Last House on the Left) and Kate Micucci (Raising Hope, Scrubs).  They’ve appeared on The Tonight Show, Attack of the Show and CNN and were named one of Variety’s Top Ten Comics to Watch.  Their albums, All Over Your Face and Slippery When Moist, opened #1 on iTunes comedy.

www.garfunkelandoates.com

PERFORMANCE INFO:

Sunday, February 10th, 8pm, The Rickshaw Stop
$20
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Time: February 10, 2013 8:00 pm
Venue: Rickshaw Stop
Address:
San Francisco, CA, United States
Cost: $25

SF Sketchfest Threesome: Maria Bamford, Andy Kindler and Natasha Leggero


SF Sketchfest Threesome:
Maria BamfordAndy Kindler and Natasha Leggero

hosted by Mary Van Note

It’s an SF Sketchfest Stand-Up Threesome with three of the best in the biz!

Which comedian did Judd Apatow tell the L.A. Times he thinks is hysterically funny?  What entertainer starred in Target’s Black Friday ad campaign three years in a row?  Whose cult hit web series is being displayed at the Museum of Art and Design in New York?  Which comic’s CD was named one of the best comedy albums of the year by Amazon.com and one of the best comedy albums of the decade by The AV Club?  Maria Bamford!  That’s Who! Maria started her performing arts career in Duluth, Minnesota at the age of 11 where she starred in the Chester Park Elementary production of How the West Was REALLY Won!  A short 29 years of self-discovery and secretarial work later and look at her now!  Maria is the first female comic to have two half-hour Comedy Central Presents specials.  She starred in the Comedy Central series, The Comedians of Comedy and Netflix’s Comedians of Comedy: The Movie.  She has made multiple late-night appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay LenoThe Late Late Show with Craig FergusonLate Night with Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Kimmel Live, as well as not-so-late appearances on John Oliver’s New York Stand Up ShowPremium BlendTough Crowd with Colin Quinn and The World Comedy Tour: Melbourne 2003.  Maria has guest starred on Louie (fX), and The Sarah Silverman Program (Comedy Central) and has recurring roles on the re-booted Arrested Development (Netflix), Tim & Eric: Awesome Show and Check It Out (both Adult Swim). Maria currently contributes comedic voiceovers for such animations as Cartoon Network’sAdventure Time, fX’s Unsupervised, Disney Channel’s Kick Buttowski, Nickelodeon’s Legend of Korra andKung Fu Panda, PBS’s Emmy-winning series Word Girl and the upcoming Tight Bros for Adult Swim.  She was also a regular voice on Nickelodeon’s CatDog and Back at the Barnyard (in which she reprised the role of “Mrs. Beady” from the hit feature animation, Barnyard). Maria’s writing has been featured in The OnionThe Melbourne Age, and LA Weekly.  Her popular CDs include The Burning Bridges TourHow to Win, and Unwanted Thoughts Syndrome.    She also created and starred in The Maria Bamford Show, a unique 20 webisode series for Turner’s Superdeluxe that has taken on a cult status afterlife on YouTube.   She can currently be seen performing in her living room for her parents on the Chill.com direct-to-fans event, Maria Bamford: The special special special!

Andy Kindler was a series judge on the seventh season of NBC’s Last Comic Standing.  He is the star of two half-hour Comedy Central Presents specials and is a frequent guest and correspondent on The Late Show with David Letterman.  Andy recurred on Everybody Loves Raymond, Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place and Fox’s Bob’s Burgers, and he has appeared on the HBO Young Comedians Special, Late Night with Conan O’Brian, The Daily Show, Dr. Katz Professional Therapist, Home Movies and The Larry Sanders Show.  Andy delivers his infamous State of the Industry Address each year at the Just For LaughsFestival in Montreal.

For the past six years, Natasha Leggero has performed stand-up all over the country and abroad, including appearances on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, The Comedy Factory on Dutch television and three appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Natasha has played various deviants in her three-year re-curring stint on Comedy Central’s Reno 911?. She has also re-occured on FOX’s Til Death and is a regular roundtable guest on Chelsea Latelyon E!.  She has starred in pilots for ABC’s 2009 Pulling, FOX’s 2008 sketch show Comedy Death Ray, NBC 2007’s Comedy Colosseum, Comedy Central’s 2006’s Gay Robot, and was the star of MTV’s hit series The 70’s House. She has guest-starred on It’s always Sunny in PhilidelphiaSamantha WhoAqua Teen Hunger ForceWorst Week and most recently The Sarah Silverman Program. You can also see her in the movie He’s Just Not that into You.

Mary Van Note is a stand-up comedienne of the weird variety.  She performs at colleges, clubs and festivals across the country and she is the creator and star of the award winning Independent Film Channel web series The Mary Van Note Show: Gavin Really Wants Me. She was a SF Weekly’s Masterminds grant recipient and an Andy Kaufman Award semi-finalist.  She is also obsessed with all things vintage and posts regularly on her personal style blog at www.maryvannote.com/blog.

PERFORMANCE INFO:

SF Sketchfest Threesome
Sunday, February 10th, 8pm, Cobb’s Comedy Club
$25
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Co-presented by San Francisco Comedy Day
Time: February 10, 2013 8:00 pm
Venue: Cobb's Comedy Club
Address:
San Francisco, CA, United States
Cost: $25

Teatime Cowboy: Will Franken’s Farwell Before Riding Off to England!


Teatime Cowboy: Will Franken‘s Farewell Before Riding Off to England!
with Cream

Will Franken is an astounding character comedian who makes almost everyone else in his field look like lazy chancers, writes the UK comedy website Chortle. Fresh from a highly-successful debut at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe — which garnered him the accolade of being one of the 15 best reviewed shows of the entire festival according to The British Comedy Guide — and on his way back to London to begin a run at the prestigious Soho Theatre, Will Franken bids farewell this year to the city that gave him his name, San Francisco. A self-described one-man American Monty Python, Franken has appeared on BBC America’s World Stands Up, Montreal’s Just For Laughs festival, Marc Maron’s WTF, as well as having been dubbed “Best Comedian” and “San Francisco’s Patron Saint of Misrule” by the SF Weekly and “Best Alternative to Psychedelic Drugs” by the SF Bay Guardian. A quick-change, absurdo-satirist of critical renown, Franken is also the producer and star of the acclaimed comedy podcast series, Things We Did Before Reality. When he isn’t doing comedy, he likes to do comedy. That’s all he can do, actually. As a normal human being, he’s completely without function. What elevates Mr. Franken above your garden-variety comedian is an erudite wit and a highly-developed sense of the absurd (New York Times).

Cream is a Los Angeles based sketch & improv group that performs regularly at UCBT-LA. Cream is comprised of four talented friends (Sergio Cilli, Casey Feigh, Betsy Sodaro and Jacob Womack) who love performing together. The members of Cream have a script deal with Comedy Central and have written for CBS, PBS, MTV, Current TV. They have appeared on Animal Practice, Key & Peele, Happy Endings, Californication, Comedy Bang! Bang!, The Showbiz Show, InfoMania, Newsreaders, The Late Late Show, This Show Will Get You High, Tosh.O and a bunch of commercials. Cream loves you.

PERFORMANCE INFO:

Sunday, February 10th, 8pm, Eureka Theatre
$20
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Time: February 10, 2013 8:00 pm
Venue: The Eureka Theatre
Address:
San Francisco, CA, United States
Cost: $20

SF Sketchfest in the Mission


SF Sketchfest in the Mission:
Brute SquadGoatface ComedyValley Meadows and host Blake Wexler

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!

Los Angeles-based group, Brute Squad, won the 2012 Los Angeles Improv Comedy Festival’s Sketch Competition with their fast-paced, high-energy sketch comedy. As well as their original videos being featured on sites like FunnyorDie and The Huffington Post, they can also be seen presenting a brand new show each month to sold out houses as a Mainstage Headliner Sketch Team at iO West and regulars at UCB Theatre. They are directed by Heather Anne Campbell & Eric Moneypenny of UCB’s “The Midnight Show.”

Goatface Comedy: Four friends who realized they could do something special were they to combine forces. A decision which was heavily influenced by the success of Captain Planet and The Power Rangers. Asif Ali is a leader and innovator. He hopes his photo becomes a painting someday. He does standup, improve and acting. AMERICA. Fahim Anwar is a standup comedian, writer, actor and dancer. He doesn’t know why he can dance and thinks it’s just as weird as you do. He has been on TV but more importantly, Youtube. He used to be an aerospace engineer at Boeing but now he does comedy full time. His parents are concerned. Aristotle Athiras loves to do stand up. Aristotle Athiras loves to make movie and shors. Aristotle Athiras loves to act. Aristotle Athiras is not so fond of making bios. Hasan Minhaj does the same thing as the other three members of Goatface. He also has acted alongside Raven Symone. That shit was hella Raven. In his space time he enjoys air horns and Rick Ross grunts.

Valley Meadows is the duo of Gary Schishynszenski (Chris Knutson) and MC Tom Johnson (Zach Coulter). The pair combine hilarious lyrics and high-energy stage antics with the bangin’-est beats to blow minds throughout the land. Where Bob and Doug MacKenzie meet Tenacious D, Valley Meadows emerges, fly enough to score in loafers and man enough to croon ballads about the rain. They recently released their debut, self-titled album on Stand Up! Records. Knutson is the winner of Acme Comedy Company’s 2010 Funniest Person Contest and Coulter is the winner of the 2011 ABSOLUT Funniest Comedian Contest. www.therealvalleymeadows.com

Blake Wexler started doing stand up at the age of 15 in Philadelphia, and moved to Boston in 2007 to pursue his stand up comedy career and attend Emerson College. One highlight of Blake’s career is an appearance on the 2009 College Humor Live Tour in Philadelphia. Blake also performed in the 2009 & 2010 Rooftop Aspen Comedy Festivals, and was featured in the 2011 Seattle International Comedy Competition. Philadelphia Magazine says he’s one of Philadelphia’s funniest tweeters, and can be heard on The Todd Glass Show on Nerdist Networks. Blake lives in Los Angeles.

PERFORMANCE INFO:

Sunday, February 10th, 8pm, The Dark Room
$15
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Time: February 10, 2013 8:00 pm
Venue: The Dark Room
Address:
San Francisco, CA, United States
Cost: $15

A Funny Night For Comedy


A Funny Night for Comedy with Natasha Muse
with Matt DavisJulia HladkowiczMike Spiegelman and more

A Funny Night for Comedy is a live action late-night talk show featuring Natasha Muse (“Best Tranny Comedian,” SF Weekly) and sidekick Ryan Cronin. Every second Sunday of the month they (along with house band Mike Spiegelman and the Euphonic Cacophony, Sign Master Brian Fields, and Kirsten the Stage Manager) welcome the brightest up-and-coming comedians of the Bay Area (and beyond) in a warmly weird evening filled with stand-up, sketch, and improv. It’s the only show in San Francisco (possibly the world) where the price of admission includes delectable homemade fried chicken as well as a slice of delicious lemon cake because we don’t just want to make you laugh, we want to make you happy.

http://natashamuse.com/a-funny-night-for-comedy

PERFORMANCE INFO:

Sunday, February 10, 7pm at Actor’s Theatre
$10
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Time: February 10, 2013 7:00 pm
Venue: The Actor's Theatre
Address:
San Francisco, CA, United States
Cost: $10

Celebrity Autobiography


Celebrity Autobiography
with Maria BamfordRoger BartRachel DratchJaneane Garofalo, Andy KindlerLaraine NewmanEugene PackDayle Reyfel, and Fred Willard

Celebrity Autobiography is an international smash hit comedy sensation! The hilarious evening where celebrity tell-alls are acted out live on stage began a decade ago in Los Angeles, and as the show’s profile grew and celebrities started attending and participating, the show blew up into a must-see event that resulted in a critically acclaimed Bravo TV special. In 2007, the show opened in New York to rave reviews and sold out houses and won the Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience.

Celebrity Autobiography: The Next Chapter includes classic readings and brand new material plus brand new celebrity mash ups! From the words of celebs from Snooki to Streisand to Schwarzenegger, from Madonna, Ricky Martin to Beyonce, Britney, Bieber and Beyond!

For the show’s fifth visit to SF Sketchfest, on Sunday co- creators Eugene Pack and Dayle Reyfel are joined by Maria Bamford (Comedians of Comedy), Roger Bart (Desperate Housewives), Rachel Dratch (Saturday Night Live), Janeane Garafalo (The Ben Stiller Show), Andy Kindler (Last Comic Standing), Laraine Newman (Saturday Night Live), and Fred Willard (Waiting For Guffman).

www.celebrityautobiography.com

PERFORMANCE INFO:

Sunday, February 10th, 5pm, Marines’ Memorial Theatre
$50
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Time: February 10, 2013 5:00 pm
Venue: Marines' Memorial Theater
Address:
San Francisco, CA, United States
Cost: $50

An Afternoon with Burning Love


An Afternoon with Burning Love
with Michael Ian BlackBeth Dover, Carla GalloRyan HansenRob Huebel,Natasha LeggeroJoe Lo TruglioKen MarinoErica OyamaJune Diane RaphaelPaul Scheer, Martin Starr, Jonathan Stern and Janet Varney

Meet some of the dynamic contestants from Seasons One and Two of the Yahoo! Comedy Channel web series sensation Burning Love as they sit down to discuss the drama, romance, and tragedy of looking for love on a reality show. Scheduled to appear are Season One’s Bachelor (and the series’ director and co-creator) Ken Marino, writer and co-creator Erica Oyama, Season Two’s Bachelorette June Diane Raphael, host Michael Ian Black, executive producer Jonathan Stern, and series stars Beth Dover, Carla Gallo, Ryan Hansen, Rob Huebel, Natasha Leggero, Joe Lo Truglio, Paul Scheer, Martin Starr,  Janet Varney and more.

PERFORMANCE INFO:

Sunday, February 10th, 4pm, Cobb’s Comedy Club
$25
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Time: February 10, 2013 4:00 pm
Venue: Cobb's Comedy Club
Address:
San Francisco, CA, United States
Cost: $25

Who Charted? with Howard Kremer and Kulap Vilaysack


Who Charted? with Howard Kremer and Kulap Vilaysack
and guest Michael Showalter 

Howard Kremer and Kulap Vilaysack share the charts of the week with a special guest. Find out what is hitting in music and movies, and learn about some of your favorite comedians with games like Chart Roulette and Chart Darts.

Howard Kremer is a comedian best known for his disdain for most pop music and his adoration of summah! After paying his dues as a comic in Austin, Howard was chosen to write and perform in the MTV show Austin Stories. As his rap alter-ego Dragon Boy Suede he has performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live and his very own Comedy Central Presents.

Kulap Vilaysack is an actress whose laugh and enthusiasm for the charts has taken over the world of podcasting! She has appeared on television in shows like The Office, Parks & Recreation, and Childrens Hospital. You may also recognize her from movies like I Love You Man and Peep World.

Show Linkhttp://www.earwolf.com/show/who-charted/

PERFORMANCE INFO:

Sunday, February 10, 4pm, Eureka Theatre
$20
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Time: February 10, 2013 4:00 pm
Venue: The Eureka Theatre
Address:
San Francisco, CA, United States
Cost: $20

Pop My Culture Podcast


Pop My Culture Podcast
with Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland
and guest Rachel Dratch

Named the “#2 Best Comedy Podcast of the Moment” by Rolling Stone, and included on Top Ten Podcast lists by Mashable.com and IFC.com, Pop My Culture is a weekly-ish podcast hosted by comedic actors and improvisers Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland. Join these two entertainment nerds and their special guests as they discuss movies, music, television, celebrity gossip, etc. without all those pesky “serious” topics like politics, religion and the environment. I mean, you can tune into Fresh Air for that. We’ll just tackle the trivial watercooler stuff, ok?

Past guests include “Weird Al” Yankovic, Kevin Pollak, Drew Carey, Felicia Day, John Hodgman, Paul F. Tompkins, Thomas Lennon, Chris Hardwick, Joe Dane, Judy Greer, Bob Odenkirk, Alan Ruck, Tony Hale, Colin Hanks, Matthew Lillard, Laraine Newman, Danny Pudi, Ethan Suplee, Jonathan Silverman, Dave Coulier and Mike, Kevin, Bill, Frank and J. Elvis from Mystery Science Theater 3000. The podcast is available on iTunes, nerdist.com, and popmyculturepodcast.com. You can follow them on twitter: @pmcpodcast

Joining Cole and Vanessa for this live podcast from SF Sketchfest is Saturday Night Live‘s Rachel Dratch!

PERFORMANCE INFO:

Sunday, February 10, 1pm at the Eureka Theatre
$15
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Time: February 10, 2013 1:00 pm
Venue: The Eureka Theatre
Address:
San Francisco, CA, United States
Cost: $15

Don’t Let The Comedians Do Story Time!


Don’t Let The Comedians Do Story Time!
Mo Willems‘ Picture Books Become Sketch Comedy

A comedy show for young kids and families with Mo Willems and special guests Michael Ian BlackRachel DratchJaneane Garofalo,Joe Lo TruglioKen MarinoLaraine NewmanPatton OswaltAndy RichterMaya Rudolph and David Wain

Mo Willems’ work in children’s books, animation, television, theater, and bubble gum card painting has garnered him 3 Caldecott Honors, 2 Geisel Medals, 6 Emmy Awards, 2 Geisel Honors and multiple bubble gum cards. He is best know for his characters Knuffle Bunny, The Pigeon, andElephant and Piggie. For this unique show for young kids and families, Mo will be joined by his comedy friends who will act out his most famous stories! Also, kids will be able to participate in a live drawing demo with Mo and meet him after the show! www.mowillems.com

PERFORMANCE INFO:

Sunday, February 10th, 11am, Kanbar Hall at the JCCSF
$18
SOLD OUT

Time: February 10, 2013 11:00 am
Venue: Kanbar Hall at the JCCSF
Address:
San Francisco, CA, United States
Cost: $18

SF Sketchfest in the Mission

February 9, 2013


SF Sketchfest in the Mission:
Hot Mess SFTaste Better Wit3 Woman 1 Woman Show (with 3 Women) and host Jeff Wattenhofer

Hot Mess SF is a rip-roaring group of comedians, artists, theatre nerds and improv dorks. Formed in 2011, the group began doing public performances and in 2012, audiences of real people actually started attending. Their work is all original and combines music, dance and film. Their drink of choice is Jameson and their favorite color is regret. Find them in your local bar making terrible choices and putting it on Youtube.

Originating from the bowels of Bindlestiff Studio, TASTE BETTER WIT is a collective of former Filipino American law enforcement officers who met each other by chance in a dingy alley of Sixth Street while breaking up the workings of a secret meth lab. After several rounds of celebratory beers and tearful confessions, a performance group was born out of the necessity of pointing out injustices in a corrupt system of the sketch comedy hierarchy.

3 Woman, 1 Woman Show (with three women) is a comedic sketch play written, directed, and performed by Hayley Lovgren, Maren Lovgren, and Kristin Schmitz (no relation). All Bay Area natives, this trio first met at Santa Clara University where they bonded over their shared love of comedy, feminism, and oddball antics. Their three-woman show debuted in January 2012 to sold-out audiences at WORKS/San Jose. The show focuses on finding humor in being a woman (or three women) in today’s society. All three ladies are proud members of The Cardboard Box Theatre Project. 

Jeff Wattenhofer is a standup comedian and writer based out of Los Angeles. Originally from South Dakota, he formerly lived and performed in improv in Chicago until paying for rehearsal space nearly squeezed him out house and home. Improv roots and switch to stand-up lead to his largely in-the-moment style of comedy. In addition to performing all over town, he is also the co-producer of Holy F*ck, a wildly popular stand up show in downtown LA. In 2011, he was one of three producers behind a grassroots funding effort for the RiotLA comedy festival, and helped shape it into the country’s second best comedy festival. When not performing comedy, he moonlights as the bass player for Ogre Mage, the country’s premier Dungeons and Dragons-based fantasy rock outfit.  He has quit and un-quit Twitter several times.

PERFORMANCE INFO:

Saturday, February 9th, Midnight, The Dark Room
$10
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Time: February 9, 2013 11:55 pm
Venue: The Dark Room
Address:
San Francisco, CA, United States
Cost: $10

Round Table Regulars


Round Table Regulars
with Moshe Kasher, Natasha LeggeroArden Myrin and April Richardson

It’s a great night of stand-up with some of the best late night show round-table regulars in the business!

PERFORMANCE INFO:

Saturday, February 9th, 11:45pm, The Punch Line Comedy Club
$15
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Due to inclement weather in New York, Guy Branum is unable to travel to San Francisco and will not be appearing on the show as previously announced. Natasha Leggero has been added.

Time: February 9, 2013 11:45 pm
Venue: The Punch Line
Address:
San Francisco, CA, United States
Cost: $15

Naked Human Giant Babies


Naked Human Giant Babies
with John Ross BowieRob Corddry  and Seth Morris of the Naked Babies and Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer of Human Giant

It’s an evening of all-star improv with a mashup of stellar comedy out of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Returning to SF Sketchfest for the first time since 2008, critically-acclaimed troupe Naked Babies, founded by John Ross Bowie, Rob Corddry and Seth Morris will take the stage with very special guests, Human Giant’s Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer, in this rare chance to see some of the best long form improvisers join forces– just for SF Sketchfest!

PERFORMANCE INFO:

Saturday, February 9th, 10:30pm, Marines’ Memorial Theatre
$30
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Co-presented by San Francisco Improv Fest

Due to a change in his shooting schedule, Brian Huskey will not be appearing as previously announced.

Time: February 9, 2013 10:30 pm
Venue: Marines' Memorial Theater
Address:
San Francisco, CA, United States
Cost: $30

Iron Comic All-Stars with Nato Green and Moshe Kasher


Iron Comic All-Stars with Nato Green and Moshe Kasher
with Maria BamfordMichael Ian BlackAndy KindlerNatasha Leggero and Michael Showalter

IRON COMIC: 
WHOSE ROUTINE REIGNS SUPREME?

Iron Comic is a live gameshow created by Nato Green where 5 comedians rush to write a routine in 10 minutes from topics suggested by the audience. At the end of the night, an Iron Comic will be chosen. Inspired by Iron Chef, each comic is forced to craft jokes while the clock is ticking.

Joining hosts Nato Green & Moshe Kasher for this SF Sketchfest Iron Comic All-Stars edition are comic contestants Maria Bamford (Comedians of Comedy), Michael Showalter (The State), Michael Ian Black (Ed), Natasha Leggero (Burning Love) and Andy Kindler (Everybody Loves Raymond).

PERFORMANCE INFO:

Saturday, February 9th, 10:30pm, Cobb’s Comedy Club
$25
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Time: February 9, 2013 10:30 pm
Venue: Cobb's Comedy Club
Address:
San Francisco, CA, United States
Cost: $25

Theme Park Improv


Theme Park Improv
with Rachel DratchSimon HelbergMichael HitchcockJessica MakinsonOscar NunezCole Stratton and Janet Varney and guest monologist Erinn Hayes

The Theme Park Improv Show’s improvisers take a single suggestion of a theme from the audience, and wing an entire set of fast-paced long-form scenes and characters. After four sold-out years, they return to SF Sketchfest with a spectacular new lineup: Rachel Dratch (Saturday Night Live), Simon Helberg (The Big Bang Theory), Michael Hitchcock (Best in Show), Jessica Makinson (Halfway Home), Oscar Nunez (The Office), Cole Stratton (Pop My Culture Podcast) and Janet Varney (Dinner and a Movie). Joining them will be guest monologist Erinn Hayes (Childrens Hospital).

PERFORMANCE INFO:

Saturday, February 9, 10:30pm at the Eureka Theatre
$30
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Co-presented by San Francisco Improv Fest
Time: February 9, 2013 10:30 pm
Venue: The Eureka Theatre
Address:
San Francisco, CA, United States
Cost: $30

Rooftop Comedy and SF Sketchfest Stand-Up Showcase


Rooftop Comedy and SF Sketchfest Stand-Up Showcase:
Matt DavisJulia HladkowiczMatt LiebMatt O’BrienYogi PaliwalVance SandersBlake Wexler and house bandBobby Joe Ebola and The Children MacNuggits
Hosted by Red Scott

Rooftop Comedy and SF Sketchfest present some of the best emerging stand-up comedians from the nation and beyond! Every Saturday night at 8pm and 10pm at Stagewerx in the Mission.

PERFORMANCE INFO:

Saturday, February 9, 8pm, Stagewerx
$15
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Time: February 9, 2013 10:00 pm
Venue: Stage Werx
Address:
San Francisco, CA, United States
Cost: $15