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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Tuesday, January 31 • 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Magic, Mind Reading and Mayhem [NEW DATE!]

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Magic, Mind Reading and Mayhem: with Magicians Robert Strong, Jay Alexander, David Gerard, Jade, Andrew Evans, and Kevin Blake
Produced by Robert Strong SF Sketchfest's Resident Magician

Awards, awards, and more awards. Five of the most awarded magicians Sketchfest could afford. Six completely different styles of magic in one show. From the friendly con artist Robert Strong, to the uniquely modern illusionist Andrew Evans, to the master of mind tricks Jay Alexander, to the first woman to win the coveted gold medal of magic Jade, to the storytelling illusionist Kevin Blake, and to the witty mind reader David Gerard. Over 150 years of combined experience crammed into 75 minutes of interactive magic, comedy, and mysteries of the mind. ($30 Front/Center, $20 Rear/Sides, All Ages)

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Andrew Evans

Andrew Evans is a professional illusionist and magic designer. In 2014, he founded and built The Magic Patio—a magic speakeasy tucked in a hidden corner of San Francisco—and his background in engineering and design helps him create unique illusions that have been featured at The... Read More →
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David Gerard

David Gerard has been entertaining California for more than a decade, performing for CEOs and teams of companies like Airbnb, Google, Facebook, Salesforce, and countless others. His theater shows have sold out for the past five years in SF and he's also a consultant to some of the... Read More →
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Jade took the male-dominated world of magic by storm when she became the first woman to win the International Brotherhood of Magicians’ coveted Gold Medal of Magic, a prize awarded only a handful of times in the competition’s long history. She has received multiple awards for... Read More →
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Jay Alexander

Mentalist/Magician Jay Alexander is the star of the Marrakech Magic Theater’s show "Mind Tricks!" It is the highest-rated show in San Francisco. A mixture of magic, psychology, and lies will have you on the edge of your seat in this innovative show of wonders.
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Kevin Blake

As seen on "America’s Got Talent," "Penn & Teller: Fool Us," Empire's "Street Magic," in his sell-out show "The Illusionist" at the Palace Theater, Kevin Blake is a San Francisco-based, worldwide-performing magician, mentalist, and illusionist who blends genres of magic and sleight... Read More →
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Robert Strong

Robert Strong was three times voted San Francisco's 'Best Magician' and twice voted San Francisco's 'Best Comedian' by the Bay Guardian. He has performed in 45 countries, in all 50 states, and twice at the White House. His biggest honor is being SF Sketchfest's Resident Magician... Read More →

Tuesday January 31, 2023 8:00pm - 9:30pm PST
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111