From The Bay Bridged
Music meets comedy for SF Sketchfest 2014
By Anna Gazdowicz
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Here at the Bay Bridged, we like comedy, a lot – perhaps just as much as we like beer. Every year, the lineup for SF Sketchfest is like no other, bursting at the seams with a wide range of comedy-focused events – from the old to the new and every creative idea in between. I’ll never forget how last year, I had to make the painful/amazing choice between the Party Down panel at Cobb’s and the Doug Benson Movie Interruption featuring Twilight at the Castro – which is just one example of the fantastic events that SF Sketchfest manages to pull together.
The 2014 rendition of SF Sketchfest is shaping up to be just as good, with the added bonus of some great music-related comedy events to round out the bill. Most notably, opening night of the festival will featureTenacious D, and Maya Rudolph will be in town with Gretchen Lieberum to show off their Prince cover band, Princess. Other music-meets-comedy acts include:
- w00tstock, featuring Adam Savage (Mythbusters), Paul and Storm (Da Vinci’s Notebook), Wil Wheaton, and surprise guests
- Nellie McKay
- Sara and Sean Watkins (Nickel Creek) in the Watkins Family Hour with special guests Tom Brosseau, Paul F Tompkins, and Loudon Wainwright III
- Megan Mullally (Will and Grace) and Stephanie Hunt (Friday Night Lights) as Nancy and Beth, with The Lampshades opening, a.k.a. musical comedy duo Kate Flannery (The Office) and Scot Robinson (Anchorman)
- Alison Brie (Community) with her band The Girls
- Heidecker and Wood (the live band featuring Tim and Eric’s Tim Heidecker and composer and multi-instrumentalist Davin Wood)
- Bring the Rock, a night of stories and music, hosted by Greg Behrendt, his band The Reigning Monarchs, and appearances by singer/songwriter Matt Nathanson, Bobcat Goldthwait, Karen Kilgariff, Bridget Everett and Chris Hardwick
- The Greatest Concert Ever, with comedians covering their favorite songs and impersonating the rock singer of their choice – featuring Matt Besser, Andy Daly, and Dave Hill
And there’s more where that came from. The full schedule will be released this Friday, and tickets go on sale this Sunday at 10:00am. The festival runs from January 23rd – February 9th, 2014.
So bust out a spreadsheet or some kind of show planner, start rallying your comedy and music-inclined friends, and get excited for SF Sketchfest 2014!