SF Sketchfest is almost upon us and the lineup has grown yet again. The festival has just announced a new batch of shows that will be taking place during the 16th edition January 12th-29th.
Joining the previous lineup announcement are:
The SF Sketchfest Tribute to Comedy Bang! Bang!
The show will feature Scott Aukerman, Reggie Watts, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Neil Campbell, Dave Ferguson, Mike Hanford, and Tim Kalpakis in conversation with Phil LaMarr. You can grab tickets here.
The SF Sketchfest to Aisha Tyler
SF Sketchfest is delighted to host a Tribute to Aisha Tyler, an actor, comedian, author and director beloved across multiple forms of media. From voicing Lana on FX’s animated show Archer to co-hosting The Talk, starring on the long-running drama Criminal Minds to hosting the wildly popular improv show Whose Line Is It Anyway, Tyler also recently directed her first feature film, continues to host her popular Girl on Guy podcast (also writing the best seller that came out of it), and is launching her own line of craft cocktails, Courage+Stone, this Spring. She has truly set a pace and inspired newcomers, proving what can be possible in arts and industry. Aisha will be welcomed to the festival for a conversation to discuss her multi-dimensional work, followed by an audience Q and A. You can grab tickets here.
Creator and star of the critically-acclaimed CW hit Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Rachel Bloom comes to SF Sketchfest for a one-show-only evening of comedy and music in this very special event. You can grab tickets here.
Reductress is a fast-growing satirical women’s magazine that delivers mischievously hilarious, on-point criticism wrapped in hilarious headlines and feature articles. With an acclaimed podcast, Mouth Time, and a new book, How to Win at Feminism, and hilarious live shows throughout the country, Reductress pokes fun at the messages fed to women from an early age and throughout adulthood. Founded by Sarah Pappalardo and Beth Newell in 2013, it has exploded in popularity, with over 2.5 million monthly visitors. Grab ticket here.
Dragon Ball Z Live VR Panel
The cast of the legendary anime suit up on stage to take your questions and discuss their show like you’ve never seen them before. Cast members include Christopher Sabat (Vegeta, Piccolo), Sean Schemmel (Goku), Monica Rial (Bulma), Sonny Strait (Krillin) and Chris Rager (Mr Satan). Grab tickets here.
Zamata & Byer
Join Sasheer Zamata (Saturday Night Live) and Nicole Byer (MTV’s Girl Code) for an afternoon of improvisational comedy. With an opening sketch comedy set by Sadie Hawkins Day. Hosted by Matt Kirshen (Last Comic Standing). Tickets here.
Todd Barry: The Crowd Work Tour
A Todd Barry show consists of two things: amazing jokes and amazing crowd work. On this tour he’s not doing the amazing jokes. That’s right, an entire show of riffing and bantering with the audience. Could be good! Grab tickets.
The SF Sketchfest Tribute to Ricky Jay
SF Sketchfest is thrilled to pay tribute to the multi-talented Ricky Jay, with a special in-depth conversation about his art and career, with Van Dyke Parks.
While Ricky Jay has long been considered one of the world’s great sleight-of-hand artists, his career is further distinguished by the remarkable variety of his accomplishments as an author, actor, historian, and consultant. He is the only magician ever profiled on American Masters and is the subject of the documentary Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay. He has acted in many films, including House of Games, Boogie Nights, Magnolia, The Prestige, Tomorrow Never Dies and the television series Deadwood. He is the author of “Learned Pigs & Fireproof Women” and “Jay’s Journal of Anomalies,” both honored by the New York Times as Notable Books. Among his other works are Dice: Deception, Fate and Rotten Luck with photographs by Rosamond Purcell; Extraordinary Exhibitions; Celebrations of Curious Characters; and Matthias Buchinger, The Greatest German Living. Here you can find tickets.
Rock Solid with Pat Francis and special guest “Weird Al” Yankovic
It’s time to rock ‘n’ roll all night … and party once a week. Hosted by Pat Francis, Rock Solid is the comedy/music podcast that brings you music “both new and classic,” plus lots of laughs. Joining Pat for this live SF Sketchfest edition is co-host Kyle Dodson and legendary musical parody genius “Weird Al” Yankovic.