Sketchfest to Return With Napolean Dynamite, Tenacious D, Amy Schumer


From SF Station

Sketchfest to Return With Napolean Dynamite, Tenacious D, Amy Schumer
By Matt Crawford

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

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San Francisco’s annual Sketchfest comedy marathon will return January 23 to February 9 with a 10th anniversary screening of Napoleon Dynamite with lead actor Jon Heder and musical comedy duo Tenacious D.

The festival, which continues to grow more popular with several sold-out events every year, features some of the biggest names in comedy and newcomers to the scene. This year will also include a tribute to Alan Arkin (The In-Laws, Little Miss Sunshine, Argo), a Revenge of the Nerds 30th Anniversary cast reunion, 2013 breakout Amy Schumer and the return of Princess, Maya Rudolph’s Prince cover band.

Key selections among the many planned Sketchfest events:

IN-PERSON TRIBUTES AND SALUTES:

The SF Sketchfest Tribute: Alan Arkin
In conversation with Kevin Pollak, plus a 35th Anniversary Screening of “The In-Laws”

The SF Sketchfest Tribute: Tenacious D
An evening of clips, conversation and songs with Jack Black and Kyle Gass

FILM EVENTS:

“Napoleon Dynamite” 10th Anniversary screening
with Jon Heder

“Revenge of the Nerds” 30th Anniversary screening
with Curtis Armstrong, Robert Carradine, Andrew Cassese, Julia Montgomery, Larry B. Scott and Brian Tochi, moderated by Chris Hardwick

“Footloose” 30th Anniversary Dance-and-Sing-Along Party

TV SPOTLIGHTS AND REUNIONS:

Becoming “Enlightened”
with Laura Dern, Luke Wilson, Mike White, Timm Sharp, Sarah Burns, Jason Mantzoukas and David Bernad

Inside “Inside Amy Schumer”
with Amy Schumer, Dan Powell, Jessi Klein and Kim Schumer Caramele

Farewell, “Futurama!”
with John DiMaggio, Maurice LaMarche, Phil LaMarr, Lee Supercinski, Lauren Tom and Billy West

MUSIC MEETS COMEDY:

Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Lieberum are Princess
An Evening of the Music of Prince

w00tstock Founders Show
with Adam Savage, Paul and Storm and Wil Wheaton

Watkins Family Hour
with Sara and Sean Watkins and guests Tom Brosseau, Paul F. Tompkins and Loudon Wainwright III

IMPROVISATION AND SKETCH COMEDY:

Upright Citizens Brigade A.S.S.S.S.C.A.T.
with Matt Besser, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh with Andrew Daly, Rachel Dratch, Chris Gethard and Shannon O’Neill

Naked Babies
with Rob Corddry, John Ross Bowie, Brian Huskey and Seth Morris

The SF Sketchfest Dozen: The Next Wave of Stand-Up Comedy Stars:
Guy Branum, Janine Brito, Dominic Dierkes, Cameron Esposito, Emily Heller, Ian Karmel, Matt Kirshen, Mike Lawrence, Aparna Nancherla, DC Pierson, Phoebe Robinson and Sara Schaefer

Set List: Comedy Without a Net
with Eric Andre, Bobcat Goldthwait, Gilbert Gottfried, Wil Anderson, Matt Kirshen and Emily Heller

Visit the official Sketchfest website for more info.

 

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