From The Onion
January 15, 2009
By Marc Hawthorne
It’s difficult to decide what’s more exciting this week: the launch of the eighth-annual SF Sketchfest or the inauguration of the United States’ 44th president. On the one hand, Barack Obama has filled us with hope that the future is going to be better than the present, but Sketchfest promises to deliver some instant gratification.
Sketchfest commences on Thursday at Mezzanine with Tim and Eric, who should get the two-and-a-half-week festival started on the weirdest foot possible. Check out an interview with the guys on page 23 as part of our Sketchfest coverage, and while you’re back there, get acquainted with other excellent first-week offerings like TV Funhouse Live (Friday, Eureka Theatre), the SF Sketchfest Comedy Writing Award with Robert Smigel and Dana Carvey (Saturday, Cobb’s), Scott Thompson: Scottastrophe! (Sunday, Eureka), and Celebrity Autobiography: In Their Own Words with a bunch of SNLers (Monday, Cobb’s). If you want to mix this week’s two big events, swing by the Punch Line on Monday for the final night of The First Inaugural Obama Ha-Ha.