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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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Saturday, January 21 • 10:30pm - 11:59pm
THE BIG TEAM (FKA White Women) [NEW DATE!]

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NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 21, 2023

“THE BIG TEAM" (formerly known as White Women) is an improv team of all black men based in Los Angeles. Formed after meeting at the UCB Black History Month Show in 2013, this team has been featured at theaters all over Los Angeles and the country, having headlined festivals in Portland, DC, Austin, NYC, and more. Collectively they have written and produced videos for Comedy Central, College Humor and Funny or Die, and individually they’ve written and acted in a lot of your favorite TV shows. They were named on Vulture’s annual list of “Comedians You Should and Will Know” in 2018. With special guest Tim Meadows!

THE BIG TEAM is:
Ronnie Adrian ("Key & Peele," "Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot")
Zeke Nicholson ("AP Bio," "The Good Place")
Ify Nwadiwe ("@Midnight," TwitchTV)
Ishmel Sahid ("Cousins For Life," "Kingdom")
Carl Tart ("MadTV," "Brooklyn Nine-Nine")
Lamar Woods ("New Girl," "Brooklyn 99") ($35 Front/Center, $25 Rear/Sides, All Ages)

Artists
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Carl Tart

Carl was born in the great state of Mississippi and raised in the mean streets of West LA. Some TV credits include "Transparent," "Lethal Weapon," "Comedy Bang! Bang!" and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine". He has been a staff writer on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "MadTV" and IFC's "Brockmire." You... Read More →
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Ify Nwadiwe

Ify is a stand-up comedian born and raised in Los Angeles, he has appeared on "@midnight," "Son of Zorn," "Workaholics," "Comedy Bang! Bang!" and "Key and Peele." Ify was a staff writer on the second season of "You Can Do Better" (TruTV), "@midnight" (FOD), and was most recently a... Read More →
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Ishmel Sahid

Ishmel Sahid is an actor and improviser, known for his role as Clark on "Cousins For Life," Jamal on "Kingdom," and as a member of UCB's all-black improv group, THE BIG TEAM (FKA White Women).
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Lamar Woods

Lamar Woods is a comedic writer-actor from Atlanta, GA. He moved to Los Angeles, where he was awarded a full scholarship at the Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) through their diversity initiative. Lamar can be seen in sketch group THE BIG TEAM (FKA White Women) –the first all-black... Read More →
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Ronnie Adrian

Originally from South Carolina, Ronnie is now a performer based out of Los Angeles. He performs in cities all around the country and you can often catch him with his various groups most notably The Dragons and THE BIG TEAM (FKA White Women). He does other things besides comedy but... Read More →
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Tim Meadows

Tim Meadows began his comedic career in the Chicago area, including on the Mainstage at The Second City. Throughout his career, he has performed improv, acted in both television and film, done voice work, toured as a stand-up comedian, and more. Having spent ten seasons at "SNL" (1991-2000... Read More →
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Zeke Nicholson

Zeke is a performer/writer from the hard streets of Rhinebeck, New York, an idyllic small town where he endured hardship every day as the son of a loving college professor and one of 3.5 black kids at his high school. He attended Williams College in Massachusetts, where he was a decathlete... Read More →



Saturday January 21, 2023 10:30pm - 11:59pm PST
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111