SF Sketchfest returns January 20 - February 5, 2023!

SF Sketchfest has been rescheduled for January 20 through February 5, 2023. The vast majority of existing shows will still be presented at the festival. While we’re disappointed to spend another year apart, the health and safety of our audience, performers, and staff comes first. Due to venue availability, 2023 is the earliest we can present the festival as planned, but we can’t wait to safely laugh along with you then!

All ticket holders will be contacted directly as soon as possible with more information. Please hang on to your tickets as we reach out to each and every ticket holder as soon as we can! Thank you for your patience while we’ve been working to reschedule these shows. We are beyond grateful for your support.

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Griffin Newman

Griffin Newman is an actor, comedian, writer and podcaster raised in New York City, where he still resides.

Griffin is the creator and co-host of the critically acclaimed movie podcast, "Blank Check with Griffin and David" alongside film critic David Sims of The Atlantic. Since launching in 2015 the show has consistently made 'best of' lists including Time Magazine, Esquire, Paste Magazine, The A.V. Club, Entertainment Weekly, Vulture, and others. It is regularly ranked amongst the top TV/Film podcasts on iTunes.

Griffin starred in the Amazon series "The Tick," playing the lead role of 'Arthur Everest'. He recurred on Martin Scorses's "Vinyl" for HBO, Greg Berlanti’s miniseries "Political Animals" for USA, and Colin Quinn's web series "Cop Show." He has guest starred in the sitcoms "Search Party" and "Difficult People," along with New York drama reliables "Law & Order: SVU" and "Blue Bloods." On the film side he portrayed Rick the Intern in Ivan Reitman’s "Draft Day" alongside Kevin Costner and has appeared in many indies, including SXSW Grand Jury Prize winner "Fort Tilden" and Kelly Reichardt's "Night Moves."

His voice may be familiar as 'Jared Kushner' in Showtime's animated series "Our Cartoon President" or ‘Orko’ in Kevin Smith’s "Masters of the Universe: Revelation" for Netflix.

On the comedy side Griffin was named one of the "New Faces of Comedy" at the Just For Laughs Montreal Festival in 2012. He wrote and performed segments on MTV's "Nikki & Sara Live" as their ‘Resident Entertainment Correspondent’ and made multiple appearances on "The Chris Gethard Show."