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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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Friday, January 27 • 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Uptown Showdown Debate: In Person vs. Remote [NEW DATE!]

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NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 27, 2023

In Uptown Showdown, a unique and quirky spin-off on school debate events, two teams of comedians will square off to argue which is BETTER, experiencing things in person or remote. Debaters will go head-to-head to tackle what will clearly be one of the most important issues of our time, and you the audience will decide the winner! With John Ross Bowie, River Butcher, Jena Freidman, Dana Gould, Wendi McLendon-Covey , and Baron Vaughn, hosted by Dhaya Lakshminarayanan. ($45 Orchestra - Front, $35 Orchestra - Side/Rear, $25 Mezzanine, All Ages)

Artists
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Baron Vaughn

Actor/comedian/writer Baron Vaughn graduated from Boston University's theatre program and immediately went on to the Williamstown Theatre Festival. That same year he was cast in "Drowning Crow" with Alfre Woodard on Broadway. He was also featured in "Damn Yankees" at the NY City Center... Read More →
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Dana Gould

Dana Gould began his professional comedy career at the age of seventeen. Between ComedyCentral, HBO and Showtime, Dana has six solo stand-up comedy specials to his credit. He has appeared on "The Late Show with David Letterman, "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "CONAN," and much more.As an actor... Read More →
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Dhaya Lakshminarayanan

Dhaya Lakshminarayanan is the 2016 winner of the Liz Carpenter Political Humor Award (previously awarded to Samantha Bee and Wanda Sykes). Comedy Central Asia crowned her Grand Prize Winner of “The Ultimate Comedy Challenge” filmed in Singapore. KQED named her one of the twenty... Read More →
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Jena Friedman

Jena Friedman is a comedian, filmmaker and Oscar-nominated writer. She’s the host of "Indefensible" on AMC Plus and creator of "Soft Focus" on Adult Swim. Her writing credits include "Borat 2: Subsequent Movie Film", "The Conners" on ABC and "The Late Show with David Letterman... Read More →
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John Ross Bowie

John Ross Bowie plays Jimmy Dimeo on ABC’S "Speechless." Other appearances include "The Big Bang Theory," "Veep", "Episodes," "Love," "Fresh off the Boat" and a lot of shows where you think he’s the killer but then it turns out he’s not.
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River Butcher

River Butcher is a Los Angeles-based standup comic, actor, and writer. Originally from the Midwest, River grew up skateboarding the mean streets of Akron, Ohio. Their blue-collar brand of cool has endeared audiences nationwide, as they've performed standup and appeared on shows such... Read More →
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Wendi McLendon-Covey

Wendi McLendon-Covey got her start at the Groundlings Theater in Los Angeles. From there, she went on to star in projects like “Reno 911!,” “Bridesmaids,” “Blended,” “Rules of Engagement,” “What Men Want,” etc. For nine seasons, she has starred in the ABC sitcom... Read More →



Friday January 27, 2023 10:00pm - 11:30pm PST
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110