HILARITY ENSUES: What to see at this year’s Sketchfest

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HILARITY ENSUES: What to see at this year’s Sketchfest future

Thursday, January 30, 2014


The lineup for this year’s Sketchfest, the comedy festival that runs from this Thursday through February 9, reads like a who’s who in comedy–Amy Schumer, Andy Richter, Maya Rudolph.We studied the schedule to highlight a few standout performances, as well as shows with up-and-comers who should be on your radar:

SF Sketchfest Tribute: Alan Arkin The wry actor who made you laugh so hard you cried in Little Miss Sunshine will be honored at a screening of his classic comedy The In-LawsFebruary 6 at 7 p.m. at the Castro Theater; $25

Bridget Everett Live You may not recognize her name, but you won’t forget it once you see this notoriously bawdy comedienne (she sometimes disrobes onstage) in action. Fun fact: The Beastie Boys’ Adam Horovitz is in her backup band. February 7 at 8 p.m. at Rickshaw Stop; $20

Princess That would be the name of Maya Rudolph and L.A. singer-songwriter Gretchen Lieberum’s Prince cover band. They may be spoofing the artist, but their vocal stylings are pretty impressive–watch their debut on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. February 9 at 8 p.m. at Mezzanine; $40

Mike Lawrence Billed as part of Sketchfest’s Next Wave of Stand-Up Comedy Stars, the New Yorker has cracked self-deprecating jokes on Conan and Comedy CentralFebruary 7 at 8 p.m. and February 8 at 9:15 p.m. at Punch Line Comedy Club; $25

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