From The Comic’s Comic
December 9, 2011
By Sean L. McCarthy
San Francisco’s annual SF Sketchfest books so many uniquely special comedy shows over so many consecutive nights, I’m not sure why every comedy fan doesn’t just decide to live in San Francisco for the first month of every year.
Proving that again is the lineup, announced today, for the 11th annual festival, which runs from Jan. 19 through Feb. 4.
Among the highlights:
Tributes for Eddie Izzard and the Upright Citizens Brigade quartet (Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh)
Wet Hot American Summer: The Live Radio Play with Michael Ian Black, Joe Lo Truglio, Ken Marino, Christopher Meloni, Marguerite Moreau, Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Molly Shannon, Michael Showalter, David Wain and surprise guests
A screening and conversation with Elliott Gould, Sally Kellerman and Kathryn Altman of M*A*S*H
A RiffTrax Presents screening with Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett and guest riffers David Cross, John Hodgman, Bruce McCulloch, Paul F. Tompkins, Cole Stratton and Janet Varney
A four night “Reggidency” for Reggie Watts
Drew Carey’s Improv-A-Ganza with Drew Carey, Jeff Davis, Chip Esten, Greg Proops and Ryan Stiles
The Thrilling Adventure Hour
They Came Together live screenplay table-read with co-screenwriters David Wain and Michael Showalter and guests Paul Rudd and more
The Dark Crystal 30th Anniversary Celebration
Best in Show screening and Q&A with Fred Willard and Michael Hitchcock
Panels/shows for both Eagleheart and Delocated
Podcasts including Doug Loves Movies, SModcast, WTF, The Nerdist, Never Not Funny, Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show, The Smartest Man in the World Proopcast, Walking the Room Podcast Live, Superego, Pop My Culture, and RISK!
Jon Benjamin Has A Van Live
An Evening with Thomas Lennon, Robert Ben Garant and Kerri Kenney-Silver
Bob Odenkirk with The Birthday Boys in “Seven-Man Sweater”
Kelly Carlin’s A Carlin Home Companion
Set List: Comedy Without a Net
Plus a lineup that includes Adam Paul, Andres du Bouchet, Andrew Short, Andy Wood, Aparna Nancherla, Arden Myrin, Backstage Paige, Bad Movie Night, Barbara Gray, Barbara Holm, Beth Stelling, Billy Wayne Davis, Boat, Caitlin Gill, Casey Ley, Charles, Chris Garcia, Chris Locke, Chris Thayer, Colin Mahan in Too Many Wordz, Comedy Noir Presents The XXX Factor, Coree Spencer, Cory Loykasek, Crisis Hopkins, Dave Thomason, Dead Honkey, Don’t We Boys, Donny Divanian, Ed Hill, Edwin Li, Everything Jamboree, Gentleman Callers, The Get Go, Grant Pardee, Harmon Leon: Ironic NOT Ironic, Hill Jones, Hip Hop Penguin, Hollywood Saturday Night, Ivan Hernandez, Janine Brito, JC Coccoli, Jeff MacKinnon, Jin & Joshi, Joseph Scrimshaw and the Comedy of Doom, Josh Gondelman, Jules Posner, Katie Compa, Keith Lowell Jensen, Kevin O’Shea, Knuckles & Tits, Kristen Studard: Small Victories, KT Comedy, Madeline Walter: I’m Doing Great!, Michael Capozzola, Michael Meehan: Hey Monster! Hands Off My City, Mike Brown, Mike Spiegelman and Laundry Basket, Miles K, Oh, Brother, Oh Theodora, Reid Faylor, Robert Buscemi, Scott Vermeire: Hiding Places and Places to Hide, Sean Keane, Seth and Kellen, 7th Grade: The Awkward Musical, Snob Theater, Stupid Time Machine, Taste Better Wit, Teenager of the Year, Thunderstood, Vladimir Khlynin, Wobbly H Presents
And I’ve left out some other very impressive names. Just. Trust. Me.