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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Sunday, January 22 • 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Lottie Platchett Took a Hatchet! [NEW DATE!]

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Lottie Platchett Took a Hatchet by Justin Elizabeth Sayre

Lottie Platchett, spinster and bird enthusiast, stands accused of brutally murdering her father and step-mother with a hatchet, and while the rhyming doesn't help her case, (Hatchet-Platchett? The jokes write themselves.) Lottie pleads her innocence. In a hilarious riff on the legends of 19th Century murder, Lottie Platchett brings together an all-star cast including Drew Droege, Tom Lenk, Ryan Garcia, Tom Detrinis and Pete Zias to create a weird and wonderful camp take on all those grizzly tales of murder that have now become American lore. Did she do it? Did she do it alone? Who knows what evil lurks in the heart of a spinster? Only Lottie Platchett knows. Directed by Jessica Hanna($35 Front/Center, $25 Rear/Sides, All Ages)

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Drew Droege

Drew Droege is best known for his online Chloe Sevigny videos, plus his shorts with Mitch Silpa, including “Two Old Queens Who’ve Only A Minute to Catch Up.” He’s written and performed two solo shows Off-Broadway, “Bright Colors And Bold Patterns” (for which he received... Read More →
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Jessica Hanna

Jessica Hanna is a Los Angeles based Director & Producer with a focus on new work. World Premiere’s by Lisa Sanaye Dring, Kristin Goodman, Kerri-Ann McCalla, John Ross Bowie, Brandon Baruch, Stephanie Batiste, Tom Cavanaugh, Georgette Kelly and Justin Elizabeth Sayre’s "Ravenswood... Read More →
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Justin Elizabeth Sayre

Elizabeth Sayre is a playwright and performer who Michael Musto called, “Oscar Wilde meets Whoopi Goldberg.” Sayre is a fixture of the Downtown Cabaret Scene in New York, first with their long-running monthly show, "The Meeting of The International Order of Sodomites," (Bistro... Read More →
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Pete Zias

Pete Zias is an alum of Los Angeles comedy troupe The Groundlings. His web series “Friday Night with Crystal” and “I Remember You” can be viewed on his YouTube channel “The Pete Zias Show.” He performed his solo show "The Teddy Teddy Show" at the NYC International Fringe... Read More →
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Ryan Garcia

Ryan has been acting professionally since he was a child in Miami, FL. He's been on stage in LA with "30 Minute Musicals," "Ravenswood Manor" at the Celebration Theatre, and the new musical "Found" with IAMA Theatre. He was featured as Domingo on Community, and most recently as Dude... Read More →
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Tom Detrinis

Originally from Long Island, Tom came to Los Angeles by way of Buffalo, and is no stranger to the the stage -- on and off. From producing, directing and/or performing to working in television, film and on the web, he has enjoyed being stupid and making others laugh at his own expense... Read More →
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Tom Lenk

Tom Lenk is a SAG award-winning actor, comedian & accidental Instagram Superstar! His Stage and Screen work include starring roles in "Transparent," "HBO's Room 104," "American Housewife," "Zac & Mia,” “Workin’ Moms,” "Bones,” "Episodes," "The Witches of East End," "Cabin... Read More →

Sunday January 22, 2023 8:00pm - 9:30pm PST
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111