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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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Puddles Pity Party

Over the course of the pandemic, with touring cancelled, Puddles holed up in his studio and produced 14 episodes of his “Still Sequestered” show which featured such esteemed guests as Jack Black, Penn Jillette, Howie Mandel, Weird Al, Michael Stipe, Patton Oswalt, Cait O’Riordan, Michael Des Barres, Neil Hamburger, David Dastmalchian, Dave Hill, Mastodon, Tim Heidecker, Steve Agee and Mark Ryden. Puddles also came out with his own blend of coffee from Batdorf & Bronson. He recently recorded a new CD titled “Songs That Got Me Through the Plague” and published the inaugural edition of his “Puddles Pity Party Informational Magazine”.

A veritable “Pagliacci by way of Pee-Wee Herman and David Lynch” (The AJC), Puddles Pity Party has over 809K YouTube subscribers and almost 300 million views for indelible interpretations of classics by the likes of ABBA, Bowie, Britney, Cheap Trick, SIA, Tom Waits and Queen along with his unforgettable rendition of the smoosh-up “Pinball Wizard/Folsom Prison Blues.” You may recognize him as a finalist on Season 12 of "America’s Got Talent" and a contestant on the 2020 season of "AGT The Champions," as well as his viral video collaborations with Postmodern Jukebox.

Puddles charms audiences at his on-going residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, and tours extensively in the US, selling out legendary venues like the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, the Kennedy Center in D.C., The Vic in Chicago and the Troubadour in Los Angeles. Puddles has toured internationally through Europe, Canada, Australia and Mexico. He has also performed many places in the UK including London’s legendary O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire and Soho Theatre, as well as the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Other worldwide festival appearances include the Adelaide Fringe Festival, Perth Fringe World, Melbourne International Comedy Fest, Just for Laughs Montreal, Belgium’s Gent Festival, Outside Lands (San Francisco), Festival Supreme (LA), Bumbershoot Festival (Seattle), Moontower Comedy Festival (Austin), SF Sketchfest and Bethlehem’s MusikFest.

“It seems like a parody. But when Puddles opens his mouth to sing, it’s beautiful. Operatic.”
- The Boston Globe

“Fantastically brilliant…originality at its best.” - Simon Cowell

“His special effect is a textured voice laced with melancholy…what makes him transcend the trope is his vulnerability.” - The New York Times

“Wow…a perfect powerful avant-garde art piece…Genius.” - Penn Jillette

“Clever and often hysterically funny… (Puddles) is ideally suited to songs popularized by belters old and new like Tom Jones, Sia and Celine Dion, all of which he performs with tear-jerking bravura…” - LA Weekly

“What a voice he has. Brilliant man. Love him.” - Eric Idle

“Puddles Pity Party is the damndest thing…If I could sing like that, I’d never shut up.”
- Michael McKean

“I love him so much.” - Aaron Paul