The 15th Annual SF Sketchfest
January 7-24, 2016

Lineup Announced! Tickets on sale now!

For the complete schedule, CLICK HERE!

SF Sketchfest Tributes & Spotlights
  • Tribute to “Waiting For Guffman: Sesquicentennial + 20” with Bob Balaban, Christopher Guest, Parker Posey & Fred Willard, Moderated by Kevin Pollak
  • Tribute to Sally Field: “Hello, My Name Is Doris” Screening and Conversation with Sally Field & Michael Showalter
  • Tribute to Jeff Goldblum: Conversation and Music with Jeff Goldblum and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra
  • Tribute to Patton Oswalt in Conversation with Boots Riley
  • Tribute to “Bob’s Burgers:” Loren Bouchard, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, Larry Murphy, John Roberts & Kristen Schaal
  • SF Sketchfest Comedy Writing Award: Dave Barry in Conversation, moderated by Kevin Pollak
  • Spotlight on “Drunk History” with Derek Waters & Friends
Big Special Events
  • Brunches with Funches: Giggles & Nibbles with Ron Funches & Friends with Drennon Davis, Maggie Maye and Joe DeRosa
  • Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: Two Man Group
  • Dave Foley, Kevin McDonald & Scott Thompson: Three Out of Five Ain’t Bad
  • Facebook Improv with Owen Burke, Seth Morris, Paul Scheer and Charlie Sanders
  • Morzouksnick with Nick Kroll, Jason Mantzoukas and Seth Morris
  • Nerds and Music: A Night With Pat Rothfuss and Paul & Storm
  • A Night with John Lurie in conversation with Parker Posey: “Fishing with John” 25th Anniversary
  • Noel Fielding and Bobcat Goldthwait in conversation
  • NPR’s Ask Me Another with Ophira Eisenberg and Jonathan Coulton and guests
  • Princess: Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Lieberum in an Evening of the Music of Prince
  • RiffTrax Night of the Shorts VI with Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett and guest riffers John Hodgman, Adam Savage, Paul F. Tompkins, Bridget Nelson, Mary Jo Pehl, Cole Stratton and Janet Varney
  • Spontaneanation with Paul F. Tompkins, Craig Cackowski, Matt Gourley, Janet Varney and Special Guest Jon Hamm
  • StarTalk Live with Bill Nye the Science Guy and Eugene Mirman
  • Upright Citizens Brigade ASSSSCAT with Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh, Jon Gabrus, Mary Holland, Brian Huskey and guest monologists Sally Field and Michael Showalter
Special Film & Video Events
  • Found Footage Festival meets Everything is Terrible!
  • “Hey Monster, Hands Off My City” with Michael Meehan, Johnny Steele and Reggie Steele
  • “Hook” 25th Anniversary Screening with Dante Basco and James Madio (The Lost Boys’ Rufio and Don’t Ask)
  • “Hot Shots” 25th Anniversary with Jim Abrahams and Pat Proft
  • THE MADS ARE BACK! Live Movie Riffing with Trace Beaulieu and Frank Conniff
  • “Teen Witch”: The Peaches Christ Experience with Robyn Lively, Josh Miller and Mandy Ingber
Special Television Events
  • “BoJack Horseman” with Paul F. Tompkins, Lisa Hanawalt, Mike Hollingsworth and creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg
  • “Dr. Katz Professional Therapist” Live with Jonathan Katz and guest patients Maria Bamford, Janeane Garofalo, Andy Kindler, Chelsea Peretti and The Sklar Brothers
  • “Futurama”: Nothing New To Report with John DiMaggio, Maurice LaMarche, Lauren Tom and Billy West, moderated by Lee Supercinski
  • Galavanting with “Galavant” with Timothy Omundson, Karen David, Mallory Jansen, Luke Youngblood and showrunners John Hoberg and Kat Likkel
  • Pete & Pete Forever: “The Adventures of Pete and Pete” Live with Michael C. Maronna, Danny Tamberelli, Toby Huss, Alison Fanelli, Rick Gomez, Mark Mulcahy, and creators Chris Viscardi and Will McRobb
  • “Sledge Hammer!” 30th Hammerversary with creator Alan Spencer and more
  • The Chris Gethard Show Presents: Chris Gethard versus Vacation Jason in a Literal Fight to the Death!
Special Theatrical Events
  • Celebrity Autobiography with Pamela Adlon, Scott Adsit, Laraine Newman, Eugene Pack, Dayle Reyfel, Michael Urie and more
  • Dead Pilots Society with John Ross Bowie, Joshua Malina and more
  • Workjuice Theater with Paget Brewster, Craig Cackowski, Mark Gagliardi, Hal Lublin, Busy Philipps, Paul F. Tompkins and more
  • Presidential Debate: The Write-In Candidates with James Adomian, Matt Besser, Paul Gilmartin, Mary Houlihan, Brian Huskey, Dan Van Kirk and moderator Tom Shillue from Fox News Channel’s “Red Eye”
  • The Great Debate: “Donald Trump vs. Don(ald) Draper – Who Will Destroy America?” with Matt Price and IIyse Mimoun
  • Uptown Showdown Debate: The Internet vs. Real Life (IRL) with Maria Bamford, Guy Branum, Janeane Garofalo, Moshe Kasher, Natasha Leggero, Aparna Nancherla and emcee Beth Lisick
Game Shows & Interactive Events
  • Bluff You with Jimmy Pardo and guests John Ross Bowie, Carla Cackowski and Pat Francis
  • Cultivated Wit’s Comedy Hack Day Finals hosted by Baratunde Thurston with guest judges James Adomian and more
  • Iron Comic with Nato Green and Moshe Kasher and guests Greg Behrendt, Guy Branum, Janeane Garofalo, Dana Gould and Brandon Wardell
  • Jo Firestone’s “Friends of Single People” and “Incredible Game Show Showcase”
  • Quiz-o-Tron with Rebecca Watson, with Answer Me! The Comedy Game Show
Improv Comedy
  • BATS: Improvised Game of Thrones
  • The Black Version with Jordan Black, Nyima Funk, Daniele Gaither, Karen Maruyama, Gary Anthony Williams and Cedric Yarbrough
  • Each/Other with Scott Adsit and Tami Sagher
  • Gravid Water with Brian Huskey, Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh and more
  • The Groundlings: Crazy Uncle Joe Show with Jordan Black, Stephanie Courtney, Roy Jenkins, Brian Palermo and Colleen Smith
  • The Groundlings: Personals with Regan Burns, Stephanie Courtney, Jamie Denbo, Brian Palermo, Jim Rash, Colleen Smith and Cole Stratton
  • Improvised Shakespeare Company with Joey Bland, Ross Bryant, Greg Hess, Thomas Middleditch and Blaine Swen
  • Prompter with Matt Kirshen, Ben Kronberg, Rick Overton and Eddie Pepitone, hosted by Troy Conrad
  • Speechless with Brian Huskey, Andy Kindler, Cedric Yarbrough and more
  • Theme Park Improv with Ian Brennan, John Michael Higgins, Michael Hitchcock, Jessica Makinson, Oscar Nunez, Cole Stratton and Janet Varney
  • Who is Debbie Powell? with Eric Stonestreet, Dana Powell, Jessica Makinson and Michael Bunin
Kids Events
  • The Groundlings Children’s Show with Regan Burns, Stephanie Courtney, Beth Littleford, Brian Palermo, Colleen Smith and Janet Varney
  • Mo Willems’ Don’t Let the Comedians Do Storytime! with Janeane Garofalo, Mary Holland, Brian Huskey, Jonathan Katz, Kate Micucci, Phoebe Robinson, Matt Walsh and more
Music & Comedy
  • BAKED with Brendon Small & Steve Agee and guests Ben Kronberg, Laraine Newman and Eddie Pepitone
  • Bring the Rock with Greg Behrendt and guests Dana Gould, Andy Kindler, Kate Micucci and Janet Varney
  • The Imaginary Radio Program with Drennon Davis and guests DJ Real, Dragon Boy Suede, Nina Daniels and Chris Storin
  • Jonathan Coulton & Friends with guests Kate Micucci and Lachlan Patterson
  • Martin Starr and Band
  • Night of Too Many Musical Comedians with Eli Braden, Drennon Davis, Dragon Boy Suede, Eliot Glazer: Haunting Renditions, Allie Goertz, Reformed Whores and DJ Real
  • The Undone Sweaters: A Weezer Cover Band with Jim Tews, Reid Faylor, Andrew Short and Danny Tamberelli plus Weezer-themed comedy from Jonah Ray and Jacob Sirof
  • Wheels Off with Rhett Miller and guests Paul F. Tompkins and more
Podcasts & Talk Shows
  • Come To Papa with Tom Papa and guests Steve Agee, Rick Crom, Dave Hill, Cynthia Koury, Laraine Newman and more
  • Comedy Nation with John Fugelsang and guests Frank Conniff, Matt Kirshen, Felicia Michaels, Rick Overton, Beth Stelling and more
  • Computer Show Live with Rob Baedeker
  • The CrabFeast Podcast with Jay Larson and Ryan Sickler and guests Aparna Nancherla and Erica Rhodes
  • Dale Radio
  • Dork Forest with Jackie Kashian and guests Andy Kindler and Bobby Tisdale
  • Harmontown with Dan Harmon and Jeff B. Davis
  • Hound Tall with Moshe Kasher and guests Matt Besser, Chris Cubas, Alex Edelman, Phoebe Robinson, Ari Shaffir and more
  • Illogical Contraption
  • improv4humans with Matt Besser and guests James Adomian, Jon Gabrus and Mary Holland
  • Jonah Raydio with Jonah Ray
  • Jordan, Jesse, Go! with Jordan Morris, Jesse Thorn and guest John Hodgman
  • Judge John Hodgman
  • The JV Club with Janet Varney and guests Chuck Bryant and Josh Clark
  • Never Not Funny with Jimmy Pardo, Matt Belknap, Pat Francis and special guest Jon Hamm
  • Pep Talks with Eddie Pepitone and guest Beth Stelling
  • Pop My Culture Podcast with Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland and guest Fred Willard
  • Probably Science with Matt Kirshen and Andy Wood
  • Rock Solid with Pat Francis, Kyle Dodson, David Wild and more
  • Roderick on the Line with John Roderick and Merlin Mann
  • Ronna & Beverly with guest Guy Branum and more
  • SF Barkast with Jeff Cleary and Andrew Lowder
  • Sklarbro Country with The Sklar Brothers, Dan Van Kirk, James Adomian and more
  • Stuff You Should Know with Chuck Bryant and Josh Clark
  • Sup Doc with George Chen and Paco Romane
  • Superego with Jeremy Carter, Matt Gourley, Mark McConville, Paul F. Tompkins and guest John Hodgman
  • The Todd Barry Podcast with guests Dave Foley, Scott Thompson and Maggie Maye
  • Uhh Yeah Dude with Jonathan Larroquette and Seth Romatelli
  • The Wahlberg Solution with Dan Van Kirk and guests James Adomian, Erica Rhodes, Kenny Stevenson and more
  • Walking the Room with Dave Anthony and Greg Behrendt
  • We Got This with Mark Gagliardi and Hal Lublin and guest Adam Savage
  • The World of Phil Hendrie
  • You’re the Expert with Chris Duffy and more
Sketch Comedy
  • Boat
  • The Birthday Boys
  • BriTANick
  • Charles
  • Dead Kevin
  • Killing My Lobster
  • Mission CTRL
  • Paul Brittain: Sex Ed Vincent
  • Bawdy Storytelling with Dixie De La Tour and more
  • Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction with Bryan Cook and guests Michelle Buteau, Frank Conniff, Ivan Hernandez, JoAnn Schinderle, Beth Stelling, Cole Stratton, Jim Tews, Brent Weinbach and more
  • First Comes Love with Kyle Ayers and guests Farah Brook, John F. O’Donnell, Jason Saenz and more
  • Mara Wilson’s What Are You Afraid Of?
  • Mortified
  • Porchlight with Beth Lisick and Arline Klatte and guests Moshe Kasher, Jackie Kashian, Kyle Mizono, Aparna Nancherla and more
  • RISK! with Kevin Allison and guests John Fugelsang, Emily Heller, Jonah Ray and Brent Weinbach
  • This is Not Happening with Ari Shaffir and guests Jon Gabrus, Julian McCullough, Phoebe Robinson and Ryan Sickler
Variety and Stand-Up
  • 2 Dope Queens with Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams and guests Greg Behrendt, Janeane Garofalo, Kyle Mizono and Aparna Nancherla
  • 7 Minutes in Purgatory with Ian Abramson and guests Adam Conover, Saurin Choksi, Solomon Georgio, Caitlin Gill, Bobcat Goldthwait and Candy Lawrence
  • Alex Edelman: Millennial
  • Alex Koll & Chris Thayer
  • Andy Kindler’s Particular Show with guests Dana Gould, Janeane Garofalo, Kate Micucci, Brandon Wardell and more
  • Baron Vaughn: The Saturdaze Tour
  • Billy Wayne Davis
  • Bobcat Goldthwait with Caitlin Gill: The Just Friends Tour
  • Brandon Wardell
  • Brent Weinbach Presents Spotlight on Andy Kaufman Award winner Brett Davis and finalists Jo Firestone and Ben Kronberg
  • Chris Gethard: Career Suicide
  • Cool Thanks with Janine Brito and Dave Thomason and guests Reid Faylor, Solomon Georgio, Brendon Small, Joe Tobin and Irene Tu
  • Fresh Out with Emily Heller and Adam Conover and guests Solomon Georgio, Caitlin Gill, Bobcat Goldthwait, Jim Tews and Jenny Zigrino
  • The Grawlix with Adam Cayton-Holland, Andrew Orvedahl and Ben Roy
  • Invite Them Up with Eugene Mirman & Bobby Tisdale and guests James Adomian Jeff Garlin, Dana Gould, Natasha Leggero, Dan Mintz, Aparna Nancherla, Chelsea Peretti and more
  • Jeff Garlin and Associates with guests Dan Mintz and Sarah Tiana
  • Joe Machi & Lachlan Patterson
  • Josh Androsky & Clare O’Kane
  • Judah Friedlander: “If The Raindrops United” Stand-up and Book Release Show
  • Little Esther Goes Through Your Stuff with Esther Povitsky and guests Tone Bell, Emily Heller and Andrew Short
  • Maria Bamford with Jackie Kashian and Natasha Muse
  • Meet Me in the Bathroom and Tell Me All Your Secrets with Dave Hill and guests Tom Papa, Clare O’Kane and more
  • The Mission Position with Matt Lieb, Adrian McNair, Jessica Sele, Torio Van Grol, Kate Willett, Trevor Hill and Casey Ley
  • Mo Willems’ Writing For Kids For Grown-Ups
  • Picture This! with Brandie Posey and guests The Sklar Brothers, Jay Larson, Amy Miller, Anna Seregina, Bucky Sinister and more
  • Pound House Live with Brent Weinbach and DJ Douggpound
  • Put Your Hands Together with Cameron Esposito & Rhea Butcher and guests Todd Barry, Howard Kremer and Scott Thompson
  • RoastSF Presents: Comedy Roast of Broke Ass Stuart with roasters Pete O’Keefe, Cheryl White, Greg Asdourian, Big-T, Jeremy Talamantes, Clark Little, Ash Fisher and Jesus U Bettawork, Hosted by Clay Newman
  • Ron Funches with Cameron Esposito
  • Rooftop Comedy Showcases
  • Seeso Presents: Big Jay Oakerson’s What’s Your F@%king Deal?! with Big Jay Oakerson and guests Ardie Fuqua, Joe DeRosa, Matt McCarthy and more
  • Set List with John Fugelsang, Caitlin Gill, Bobcat Goldthwait, Emily Heller, Phil Hendrie, Matt Kirshen, Rick Overton, Eddie Pepitone, Beth Stelling and Alice Wetterlund, hosted by Troy Conrad
  • SF Sketchfest Comedy NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences with riffing by Trace Beaulieu and Frank Conniff, Fake Ted Talks with Paul & Storm, Probably Science with Andy Wood and Matt Kirshen, and Competitive Erotic SCIENCE Fan Fiction with Bryan Cook and guests Kevin Allison, Josh Androsky, Dave Hill, Trevor Hill, Barbara Holm, Casey Ley and Jules Posner
  • The SF Sketchfest Dozen, the Next Wave of Stand-Up Comedy Stars: Tone Bell, Chris Cubas, Joe DeRosa, Maggie Maye, Matt McCarthy, Julian McCullough, Esther Povitsky, Erica Rhodes, Sarah Tiana, Alice Wetterlund, Jenny Zigrino, Joe Zimmerman
  • SF Sketchfest Threesome: Michelle Buteau / Barry Rothbart / Seaton Smith
  • Tom Shillue
  • The Ultimate Crowd Work Show: Todd Barry and Big Jay Oakerson and Friends and guests Ardie Fuqua, Maggie Maye and Kevin McDonald
  • Improv and Sketch Workshop with Kevin McDonald
  • Sell It! Improv Workshop with Craig Cackowski
  • Storytelling Skills: WOW Your Crowd Workshop with Kevin Allison
  • Voice Acting Workshop with Rob Paulsen
Showcases for Emerging Stand-Up, Sketch, Solo and Improv Performers
  • 100% Stuff, 2 Hot Dogs, Kelly Anneken, Josef Anolin, Greg Asdourian, Attractive Camp, Avengers of Comedy, Joey Avery, Barrio Daze, Big Grande, Big-T, The Blank Experience presents The Idiots, Mac Blake, Boarding Party, Bombardier, Eloisa Bravo, Farah Brook, Nicole Calasich, Cardinal Redbird, Ron Chapman, Shanti Charan, Chardonnay, Chinese Ballroom, Saurin Choksi, Faith Choyce, Rob Christensen, Cobranauts, Katie Compa, Conor Delehanty, Dale Radio, JR De Guzman, Tom Devenport, Joey Devine, Don’t Watch This Show Live!, The Don’t We Boys!, Drama 3 / 4 Presents Cue to Cue, Anita Drieseberg, Brett Druck, Efficient Office Practices, Fairy Tale Theatre: 18 & Over, Falcon Powder, Krista Fatka, Ben Feldman, Danny Felts, Devin Field, Ash Fisher, Nate Follen, Brian Frange, Imran G, David Gborie, Samantha Gilweit, Walker Glenn, Good Morning Tonight, Chris Gorbos, Grant Gordon, Joe Gorman, The Great Difficulties, Hayden Greif-Neill, Hand to Mouth, Jane Harrison, Ivan Hernandez, Jesse Hett, Trevor Hill, Barbara Holm, Andrew Holmgren, Kollin Holtz, Mary Houlihan, Ike Night, Christopher John, Sean Jordan, Judith, Jumbo Mumbo, Sara June, Yuri Kagan, Ben Kolina, Erik Krasner, Loren Kraut, Joe Kwaczala, Dash Kwiatkowski, Candy Lawrence, LeMaire Lee, Casey Ley, Matt Lieb, Liss n’ Sams, Living Impaired, Grant Lyon, The Magic Negro and Other Blackness, Jesse McGrath, Jesus U. Bettawork, Andie Main, Sean McKenzie, Andrew Michaan, Allison Mick, Mike Breen, Amy Miller, Mime Com Show, Emmett Montgomery, Natasha Muse, Abhay Nadkarni, Naptime, Neel Nanda, Clay Newman, David Nguyen, Joe Nguyen, Katie Nguyen, Ify Nwadiwe, Lauren O’Brien, John F. O’Donnell, Onassis, Chad Opitz, OSFUG: The Fast Fuckin’ Sketch Show, Outside Dog Gets One Star, Shawn Pearlman, Adam Pearlstein, Dan Perlman, Gabby Poccia, Lydia Popovich, Jules Posner, Stevie Post, Private Street, Puzzles, RoastSF, Rollin’ in Riches, Paco Romane, The Romane Event, John Ross, Ali Safar, Jason Saenz, Nick Sahoyah, Greg Santos, Richard Sarvate, JoAnn Schinderle, Ryan Schutt, Red Scott, Jessica Sele, Anna Seregina, Aviva Siegel, Scott Simpson, Bucky Sinister, Peggy Sinnott, Land Smith, Squirm and Germ, Ester Steinberg, Stevedore, Mateen Stewart, Brandon Stokes, Straitjacket Society, Streisand and Friends, The Tabernacle, Jeremy Talamantes, Talkies, Taste Better Wit, Dave Thomason, Geoff Tice, Joe Tobin, Richard Toomer, Zach Noe Towers, The Trumpet Boys, Irene Tu, Vagina Jones, Emily Van Dyke, Jason Van Glass, Torio Van Grol, Vanessa Gonzalez presents “I Don’t Know Dating,” Cameron Vannini, Vice Principals of Comedy, Virginia’s Harem, We Did A Thing, Jason Webb, Cheryl White, White Women, Steven Wilber, Kate Willett, Austin Wolf-Sothern, The Worst and Ceda Xiong

For the complete schedule, CLICK HERE!

Lineup subject to change