January is generally a time when comedians and comedy fans alike assemble in San Francisco for the annual SF Sketchfest. Well, no surprise here, but there won’t be an in-person festival happening, at least not in January. Instead, SF Sketchfest is planning a massive, Star-studded, livestream fundraiser.
First up, they’ve got reunions of some of the all time biggest names and shows in sketch comedy. This includes reunions of The Kids in the Hall, The State, Mr. Show’s David Cross & Bob Odenkirk, The Upright Citizens Brigade, Parv & Pudi with Parvesh Cheena and Danny Pudi, plus Saturday Night Live alumni Fred Armisen, Dana Carvey, Rachel Dratch, Janeane Garofalo, Tim Meadows, Laraine Newman, Sasheer Zamata and original writer Alan Zweibel. Additional sketch troupes will include Kasper Hauser, The Latino Comedy Project, White Women and Aunty Donna.
From the film and television side of things, appearing will be Alan Arkin, Paget Brewster, Chris Elliott, Elliott Gould, Christopher Guest, Jon Hamm, John Michael Higgins, Michael Hitchcock, Bill Irwin, Jane Lynch, Oscar Nuñez, Andrea Savage, and Aisha Tyler, as well as The Tenderloins. Plus, cult cinema aficionado and drag superstar Peaches Christ will take a look back film panels and celebrations from festivals past.
Comedians and writers will also be well represented, including Eddie Izzard and Noel Fielding, plus Margaret Cho, Jo Firestone, Ron Funches, Chris Gethard, Dave Hill, Joel Kim Booster, Bobcat Goldthwait, Emily V. Gordon, Dana Gould, Eugene Mirman, Arden Myrin, Aparna Nancherla, Kumail Nanjiani, Patton Oswalt, Kevin Pollak, Greg Proops, Jonah Ray, Paul F. Tompkins, Reggie Watts and more.
Also, there will be a short film riffing with RiffTrax featuring Mystery Science Theater 3000 alumni, fake Uptown Showdown debates, a visit with Triumph the Insult Comic Dog and “Weird Al” Yankovic, a game show hosted by Jimmy Pardo, movie games hosted by Doug Benson, swift justice from Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn, and a rare reunion of The Slipnutz members Andy Blitz, Jon Glaser and Brian Stack. And even more, featured improv by Groundlings alumni The Black Version, the esteemed Improvised Shakespeare Company and festival regulars Theme Park, as well as musical performances will include Bill Frisell, Jean Grae, Rhett Miller, The Milk Carton Kids, Eliza Skinner, Epic Lloyd, Jonathan Coulton, Paul and Storm, and John Roderick.
Tickets for SF Sketchfest’s Festpocalypse start at $20, and can be purchased here. The event takes place on Saturday January 30th at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT.