The names just keep piling up for the 15th annual SF Sketchfest which kicks off this week in San Francisco, CA. Adding to an already boisterous lineup are Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite, Blades of Glory, Ghost Team), Kyle Kinane (Those Who Can’t, Idiotsitter, Adventure Time), and Harrison Page (JAG, Ally McBeal, Sledge Hammer!) among others. We’ve got the full breakdown of the latest announcement.
Jon Heder joins the cast of Celebrity Autobiography
Experience the actual words of celebrity memoirs acted out live onstage in this Rock ‘n Roll Edition which covers celeb musician and singer confessions and excerpts ranging from sex, fitness, food, and career lifted word for word from hard to believe they wrote ’em autobiographies. With Pamela Adlon (Louie), Scott Adsit (30 Rock), Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite), Laraine Newman (Saturday Night Live), Michael Urie (Ugly Betty) and show creators Eugene Pack and Dayle Reyfel and more.
Kyle Kinane, Eric Edelstein and Steve Berg join Derek Waters for Drunk History
SF Sketchfest spotlights Drunk History. Host Derek Waters will screen never-before-seen footage, take questions and welcome special guests. Based on the popular web series, Comedy Central’s Drunk History is the liquored-up narration of our nation’s history. Host Derek Waters, along with an ever-changing cast of actors and comedians, travels across the country to present the rich tales that every city in this land has to offer. Booze helps bring out the truth. It’s just that sometimes the truth is a little incoherent.
Harrison Page a.k.a. Captain Trunk joins the Sledge Hammer! 30th Hammerversary
Sledge turns 30! Come celebrate three decades of the cult half hour comedy series Sledge Hammer!, which ran on ABC from 1986 to 1988, and starred David Rasche as a gung-ho police detective who shot first and asked questions six months later. Series stars David Rasche (Sledge Hammer) and Harrison Page (Captain Trunk) and creator Alan Spencer will take to the Eureka Theater stage to look back at what makes this show resonate with Hammerheads around the world to this day.
Adam Busch (Buffy The Vampire Slayer) joins Martin Starr and Common Rotation
Martin Starr (Silicon Valley) brings his band Common Rotation to SF Sketchfest for a night of music and comedy at the Swedish American Music Hall. With an opening set by Liam Kyle Sullivan. Don’t miss this rare event.
Kliph Nesteroff, author of The Comedians: Drunks, Thieves, Scoundrels and the History of American Comedy, is a guest expert on Moshe Kasher’s Hound Tall podcast
The Hound Tall discussion series is a live podcast, hosted by Moshe Kasher, that takes a single topic and figures out the mysteries of the universe. An hour long chat with an expert and a panel of comedians, they learn all there is to know about things. And also laugh at them.
Ron Bostwick will moderate the SF Sketchfest Great Collaborators Tribute to Billy Crystal and Alan Zweibel
SF Sketchfest is thrilled to pay tribute to great collaborators and long-time friends Billy Crystal and Alan Zweibel. Meeting in the mid seventies on the stand-up scene, they began working together in the early years of Saturday Night Live and recently collaborated on the Tony-Award winning hit solo Broadway show turned television special 700 Sundays. Don’t miss your chance to hear these two comedy greats in conversation at the beautiful historic Castro Theatre. Moderated by Ron Bostwick (Boulder International Film Festival).
Kate Micucci (Garfunkel & Oates) joins Guy Branum as a guest on Ronna & Beverly
Ronna Glickman & Beverly Ginsberg, the best-selling Co-Authors of You’ll Do A Little Better Next Time: A Guide to Marriage and Re-marriage for Jewish Singles, return to SF Sketchfest for their hit show about love & relationships. They travel the country and the world interviewing celebrities and educating audiences, all the while oversharing about their own families and lives.
For tickets to all of these recently announced shows as well as everything else, head here.