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, February 3 • 10:15pm - 11:45pm
The Setup [NEW DATE!]

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The Setup features established comedians from around the country as well as local up-and-coming stars. Their goal is to provide a truly raw alternative experience. San Francisco is known for indulging and incubating the absurd whims, oddities, and genius of the freaks who call it home. Think Lenny Bruce, Robin Williams, Jefferson Airplane. With hosts Abhay and Richard Sarvate, and guests Virginia Jones, Fred Le, Lizzie Martinez, Steven Rogers and Atheer Yacoub. ($22, All Ages)

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Abhay Nadkarni is a comedian/writer/producer that moved from South India to South Central Los Angeles for grad school. Dodging bullets en route to grad school armed him with plenty of stories and stand-up was his only catharsis for combating culture shock. His act is an eclectic mix... Read More →
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Atheer Yacoub

Atheer Yacoub is a New York based comedian and writer, whose comedy is inspired by her Palestinian-Muslim upbringing in Alabama. Atheer has a half-hour special on Comedy Central Arabia and has been featured on AXSTV's "Gotham Comedy Live." Atheer has written for the Emmy Award Winning... Read More →
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Fred Le

Fred Le is a comedian based in LA via Vietnam. While living abroad in the country his parents had fled decades prior, Fred produced and performed in stand-up shows around South East Asia and hosted the TV show "Vietnam: A to Z" for VTV International. He is still unsure of whether... Read More →
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Joe Praino

Joe Praino is a comedian, actor and podcast host. Originally from New York, Joe started his standup career in the Big Apple where he quickly became a regular at numerous clubs, as well as hosting his weekly variety show, Miscellaneous, in Brooklyn. An avid surfer, he moved to Los... Read More →
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Lizzie Martinez

Originally from Oakland, California, Lizzie Martinez is a stand-up comedian and writer based in Brooklyn. Her stupid-smart brand of comedy combines subtle observations about the awkwardness of everyday life, tight punchlines, and absurd takes on sex (and other gross stuff!).She is... Read More →
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Richard Sarvate

Richard quit tech to do stand-up. Oops! He started performing in San Francisco in 2011 and now lives in Los Angeles. He talks about his experience as a first-generation Indian immigrant, mental illness, and his time in Silicon Valley.Watching Richard perform is hilariously unpredictable... Read More →
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Steven Rogers

Originally from Syracuse, NY, Steven Rogers is a New York City based comedian who made his national TV debut in 2019 on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" and has been featured in multiple comedy festivals such as Lucy Fest, Rogue Island, and the Limestone Comedy Festival. He also... Read More →
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Virginia Jones

Virginia Jones is an LA-based comedian, actor, and writer. She can be seen on "Portlandia," CNN's "History of Comedy," and on an Australian tap dance infomercial. She has 13,000 followers on TikTok, which she believes to be the most in the world, because math has never been her s... Read More →

Friday February 3, 2023 10:15pm - 11:45pm PST
Brava Cabaret 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

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