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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, February 4 • 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Facial Recognition Comedy [NEW DATE!]

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NEW SHOW DATE: FEBRUARY 4, 2023

Facial Recognition Comedy is a nationally touring stand-up show, weekly podcast, and expanding comedy brand featuring female-identifying performers of South Asian descent. Our goal is to showcase the vast diversity within our demographic and combat tokenism. We are here to dispel the Hollywood myth that there can only be one type of minority entertainer per project. Basically, this show was created to let everyone know that we are NOT the same person!

In 2018, Facial Recognition Comedy was listed as one of New York Times' top 5 shows to see at the 2018 New York Comedy Festival, and has been featured in Vulture and Splitsider. In 2019, Facial Recognition Comedy was featured in VoyageLA and Daily Beast. We've sold out shows in Los Angeles, New York City, Houston, San Francisco, and San Diego, and sold out our SF Sketchfest shows two years in a row! Past performers have included Aparna Nancherla and Russell Peters guest-hosting. The weekly Facial Recognition Comedy podcast is available on iTunes, Spotify, SoundCloud, Google Play, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, PlayerFM, and Spreaker, with a new episode every Tuesday. Check out our calendar for upcoming shows and events! With Zahra Ali, Fizaa Dosani, Reem Edan, Pallavi Gunalan, Zahra Noorbakhsh and more. ($25, All Ages)

Artists
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Fizaa Dosani

Fizaa is a stand-up comic, actor, and writer whose recent credits include FX, Netflix, ABC, Bravo, GSN, Youtube Premium, Tastemade Network, and CBS Diversity. She was born and raised in Florida, but eventually escaped. As a comedian, she gives audiences access to her eccentricities... Read More →
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Pallavi Gunalan

Pallavi Gunalan is a stand-up comedian, improviser, actor, and biomedical engineer. She writes for Lovett or Leave It at Crooked Media, performs stand-up everywhere, and was named a Laugh Factory Fresh Face. She is a co-producer of the stand-up shows "Funnilingus" and "Facial Recognition... Read More →
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Reem Edan

Reem Edan is an Iraqi-American comedian, award-winning writer and content creator. She has performed at venues and universities across the US, Europe, Japan and Middle East, and opened for comics including Iliza Schlesinger and Arsenio Hall. Reem has acted in several viral content... Read More →
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Zahra Ali

Zahra is a nationally touring comedian, writer, and actress. She is also the coolest chick you’ll ever meet and the bestie you never had. Her arsenal of jokes tackle everything from tacos to terrorism to tips on overcoming single life. Zahra has appeared and performed on the Tastemade... Read More →
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Zahra Noorbakhsh

Zahra Noorbakhsh is a writer, director, and comedian. Her podcast "#GoodMuslimBadMuslim" was deemed a “must listen” by O, The Oprah Magazine and was invited to the Obama Whitehouse to record an episode. Her solo show, “All Atheists Are Muslim” was directed by W. Kamau Bell... Read More →



Saturday February 4, 2023 8:00pm - 9:30pm PST
Brava Cabaret 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110