SF SKETCHFEST’S HUGE LINE-UP FOR 2013 FESTIVAL
by Angela Frissore
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
SF Sketchfest, The San Francisco Comedy Festival, announces dates for the highly anticipated 2013 festival. The internationally-recognized and critically-acclaimed event that mixes major comedy stars and the best up-and-coming comedians from around the world for three weeks of sketch, improv, stand-up, alternative comedy, films, tributes and panel discussions happens around the Bay Area January 24-February 10, 2013.
Called “One of America’s most respected comedy festivals” by Rolling Stone, “Amazing!” by New York Magazine, and hailed as hosting “a roster of talent that will satiate any comedy fan’s dreams” (The Laugh Button), SF Sketchfest offers its audiences the rare opportunity to see their favorite performers in intimate live appearances.
In past years, SF Sketchfest has featured renowned comedy artists such as: Aziz Ansari, Fred Armisen, Dan Aykroyd, Drew Carey, Dana Carvey, Margaret Cho, David Cross, Zach Galifianakis, Chris Elliott, Eddie Izzard, Monty Python’s Terry Jones, Marc Maron, Conan O’Brien, Amy Poehler, Paul Reubens, Amy Sedaris, Garry Shandling, Reggie Watts, Robin Williams and “Weird Al” Yankovic. The festival has also hosted film and television stars: Will Arnett, Candice Bergen, Dick Cavett, Bud Cort, Danny DeVito, Jon Hamm, Neil Patrick Harris, Cloris Leachman, Paul Rudd, Jason Segel and Gene Wilder; a reunion of the cast of Wet Hot American Summer; ensemble comedy groups Kids in the Hall, Mr. Show, Mystery Science Theater 3000, The State and the Upright Citizens Brigade; and musical guests David Byrne, Ben Gibbard, Aimee Mann and Michael Penn.
You can expect SF Sketchfest 2013 to again bring ace comedians, groundbreaking new talent and one-of-a-kind performances to the festival. The full line-up will be announced in early December with tickets going on sale mid-December.
Venues include California Academy of Sciences, The Castro Theatre, Cobb’s Comedy Club, The Eureka Theatre, The Independent, Kanbar Hall at the JCC, Marines’ Memorial Theatre, The Punch Line Comedy Club, Roxie Theater and Yoshi’s San Francisco.
For up-to-date information and announcements, go towww.sfsketchfest.com