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  • SF Sketchfest 2016 announces lineup featuring Jeff Goldblum, Jon Hamm, Patton Oswalt, and “Waiting For Guffman” reunion

    Sketchfest 2016

    SF Sketchfest will celebrate the 15th annual San Francisco Comedy Festival January 7-24 2016 with more than 200 shows featuring top comedic talents performing in 19 venues across the city. The 16-day festival will feature major comedy stars and the best up-and-coming comedians from around the world for non-stop entertainment including sketch, stand-up, alternative comedy, music, improv, films, tributes, live podcasts, workshops and panel discussions. And we’ve got the entire breakdown for you right here. Read More

    14th Annual SF Sketchfest includes tribute to Spinal Tap Creators, “Weird Al” Yankovic, and Newsradio 20th Anniversary cast reunion

    SF Sketchfest

    When you flip over the calendar to start the new year, you should already have marked off Jan. 22nd – Feb. 8 of 2015. This is for good reason. The 14th Annual SF Sketchfest boasts a line-up like no other covering 18 days and 20 venues. From a humble 80-seat theatre in year one back in 2002, this festival has become a beast expanding all over San Francisco attracting some of the biggest line ups of the sketch, stand-up, podcast, TV, and film worlds. Just when I was under the impression that the epic reunion of the cast of Wet Hot American Summer for a Live Radio Play would be the pinnacle of pinnacles in 2012, they announce this year’s lineup. Some of the highlights include: A Tribute to This is Spinal Tap creators Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, and Harry Shearer. “Weird Al” Yankovic, who scored his first #1 album after 30 years, will be in conversation with the Nerdist Chris Hardwick. And a Newsradio 20th Anniversary cast reunion. The Doug Benson Movie Interruption and Rifftrax are also back alongside a laundry list of comedians the comedy world is thankful didn’t go into finance.

    You can scope out the full list of events, appearances, and treats at this year’s fest as well as ticket info now. Read More

    10 things we learned at SF Sketchfest that should definitely be on your radar

    I mean, as a rabid comedy fan I was pretty confident in my knowledge of what’s going on in the comedy world, especially with the ladies. That was until I found myself on an impromptu roadtrip to San Francisco. All I had to do was hop in the car and I was whisked away to sunny California for a week where, lucky for me, SF Sketchfest was rolling into it’s second week. I was beyond pumped to see some of my personal favorites on the line-up this year but what I was most excited for was the array of new comics and shows. And after a hilariously spent week, while cruising down the 5 on the way home, I compiled a list of some of my highlights. Not while driving obviously, for safety.

    So strap in, here are the 10 things that I learned about at SF Sketchfest that should definitely be on your radar. Read More

    SF Sketchfest 2013 lineup announced, get tickets, get laughing

    SF Sketchfest

    And so, SF Sketchfest is on again. Most likely you wont find your name on the list of performers, however, you will certainly find comedians that you love. This year’s list or performers includes countless top-notch performers and, needless to say, we didn’t expect anything less. Sketchfest offers three weeks of the best comedians in sketch, improve, stand up, alternative comedy, films, tributes and more. Now, we may sound like a six year old bragging about a talented friend, but take it from someone else. How about the Rolling Stone, for example, who said “One of America’s most respected comedy festivals” and “Amazing!” said New York Magazine.

    Just this morning, the lineup of performers was announced and it’s massive! Read More

    SF Sketchfest will return for it’s 12th year in 2013

    The San Francisco Sketch Comedy Festival, just announced the dates for their 2013 and 12th year of the festival. The event is a who’s who 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 from the Bay Area. The Sketchfest will go down on January 24th through February 10th in 2013.

    As you may remember, last year’s Sketchfest boasted such greatness like a reunion of the cast of Wet Hot American Summer and a Reggie Watts Reggidency in addition to it’s comedy lineup boasting pretty much any great name in comedy you can think of. Bottom line in this story, prepare to get some tickets.

    The Cast Of “Wet Hot American Summer” Reunited At SF Sketchfest

    The cast of the cult comedy Wet Hot American Summer reunited at SF Sketch Fest for a live radio read of the movie. Much of the original cast showed up with few exceptions (Bradley Cooper, David Hyde Pierce, Janeane Garofalo) but that allowed for many other guest drop ins like Busy Phillipps, Colin Hanks, Bobcat Gothwait, and David Cross. Read More

    Details About Reggie Watts’ “Reggiedency” At SF Sketchfest

    If you are planning on headed out for the SF Sketchfest, Reggie Watts is going to set up shop and deliver a 4-part series at separate venues in San Francisco, each of them original and different in his unique Reggie Watts style. Read More

    San Francisco’s Sketchfest 2012 Comedy Lineup Is Here

    Move over South by Southwest, Lollapalooza, Coachella and all other festivals trying to resurrect 1969’s Woodstock because San Francisco’s Sketchfest 2012 is coming on through and this comedy festival is only concerned with spreading laughter, not hippie trends. So, put aside your peace and love accessories and just show up from January 19th to February 4th to SF Sketchfest with an unfaltering smile. Read More