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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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Variety + Game Shows [clear filter]
Wednesday, January 12
 

8:00pm PST

Get it?! Gameshow
Join Bay Area favorite Joe Klocek and special guest comics for his long-running stand-up game show, Get It?! Whether you're watching, or competing as a contestant chosen from the audience, it's a ton of fun! With Josef Anolin, Aivy Cordova and Ryan Goodcase. ($28 Reserved Front Row Seating, $23 Reserved Premium Seating, $18 General Admission, 18+)

Artists
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Aivy Cordova

Originally from Hayward, Aivy Cordova (it's pronounced Ivy) began her stand-up career in San Francisco. After a 7-year hiatus to raise her son, she returned to the stage in 2016 and now performs regularly at venues throughout the Bay Area and Los Angeles, including Cobb's, Punch Line... Read More →
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Joe Klocek

Joe is a square peg in a round hole sort of guy. Raised a midwesterner, so he has manners, but living in San Francisco for 20 years, so he thinks he's better than you.
Joe does two things great- tells stories and talks to the crowd.Joe had a two month "comic in residency" at the... Read More →
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Josef Anolin

Josef Anolin got his start in the San Francisco/Bay Area stand-up comedy community.Hailing from Oakland, CA, he wields an eased yet charismatic stage presence, engaging audiences with personal stories punctuated with tongue-in-cheek humor. He's Asian American and owns a Galaxy S10... Read More →
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Ryan Goodcase

From his humble beginnings in the Midwest, Ryan Goodcase has since taken to the mic to make his quiet, awkward voice heard. Praised for his smart writing and dry delivery, Ryan became the youngest person to win the World Series of Comedy in 2019. Since then he has also won the 45th... Read More →



Wednesday January 12, 2022 8:00pm - 9:30pm PST
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133
 
Friday, January 20
 

7:00pm PST

The Black Pantherettes, Public Works and Surviving San Francisco: Still Got That Weak-Ass Fro [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 20, 2023

SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! With The Black Pantherettes, Public Works and Surviving San Francisco: Still Got That Weak-Ass Fro, Hosted by Julie Ash($22, All Ages)

Artists
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Julie Ash

Julie's comedic style is edgy and derisive, yet charming and relatable. Her favorite topics include dudes in their twenties, Bay Area tech startups, and dudes in their twenties who work for those startups. She has performed at Comedy Day 2021, The Stand in NYC, and placed 6th overall... Read More →
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Public Works

Public Works is a sketch and video collective from Toronto Ontario Canada. They created the Facebook series "Shitty Tasty." Individually, they have won Canadian Screen Awards, Canadian Comedy Awards, and Dora Theatre Awards. All of this doesn't really matter, they are pretty funny... Read More →
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Surviving San Francisco: Still Got That Weak-Ass Afro

After years of being a serious journalist, Keli Dailey found comedy. She's the creator of "Surviving San Francisco" -- a series of fact-based comedy shows examining life in America's most expensive city -- supported by the San Francisco Arts Commission and Media Alliance. She produced... Read More →
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The Black Pantherettes

The Black Pantherettes is a shea butter-filled musical, sketch comedy show written and performed by an all-black female troupe. The group is currently producing a new digital sketch show for The Second City. Each live show features original raps and music parodies with a range in... Read More →



Friday January 20, 2023 7:00pm - 8:30pm PST
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102

9:00pm PST

Butt, Granny Cart Gangstas, and Winslow [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 20, 2023

SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! With Butt, Granny Cart Gangstas and Winslow, Hosted by Tory Ward($22, All Ages)

Artists
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Butt

After meeting on the stand up scene in Chicago, Joe McAdam and Chris Stephens' friendship gave way to a cold, calculated working relationship as they began collaborating frequently on shows at iO and Second City.Since moving to Los Angeles they've written and acted on projects with... Read More →
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Drew Tarver

Drew Tarver currently stars as Cary Dubek in the Comedy Central series, "The Other Two" from Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider. A native of Glennville, Georgia, he has been performing at UCB in LA since 2012. His TV credits include "Bless The Harts," "Brooklyn 99," "LA to Vegas" and... Read More →
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Granny Cart Gangstas

Granny Cart Gangstas is an all womxn Asian American sketch comedy troupe poking fun at pop culture, politics, systems of oppression, and everyday life.
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Justin Michael

Justin Michael is a writer, comedian and podcaster from LA. He’s a member of the longstanding UCB improv team Winslow and currently hosts "Nature Talks to Itself" -- the first podcast by nature, for anybody. He recently wrote on HBO Max’s "Infinity Train" and voices Nevin on Cartoon... Read More →
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Tory Ward

Tory Ward has been performing comedy and producing comedy events in the Pacific Northwest for five years. She has performed in numerous comedy festivals such as Portland’s All Jane Comedy Festival, Portland’s Ha Ha Harvest Comedy Festival, Idaho’s 208 Comedy Festival, Undertow... Read More →
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Winslow

Winslow is an improv supergroup that started as a veteran Upright Citizens Brigade house team and is now a post-quarantine dream team. Let's get wild!Winslow is Mano Agapion, Echo Kellum, Dan Lippert, Jon Mackey, Justin Michael, Gilli Nissim, Mary Sasson and Drew Tarver.



Friday January 20, 2023 9:00pm - 10:30pm PST
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102

10:00pm PST

Shit Arcade [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 20, 2023

On Sh*t Arcade, comedians, Twitch streamers, and the audience play and make fun of the worst video games of all time. From Shaq-Fu to Bible Adventures to even more Shaq-Fu, get a chance to see some of the most terrible, poorly reviewed games of all time - and even get a chance to win them. Hosted by Mike Drucker ("Adam Ruins Everything," "Bill Nye Saves the World," and Nintendo). With guests Brian Altano, Stella Chung, Henry GilbertJames Mwaura, Jalisa Robinson and Max Scoville. ($25, All Ages)

Artists
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Brian Altano

Brian Altano is a host and producer at IGN, hosting such shows as "Beyond" and the weekly live comedy and variety show, "Up at Noon." He also co-hosts the popular podcast "The Comedy Button."
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Henry Gilbert

Henry Gilbert is the cohost/cocreator/coproducer of the "Talking Simpsons" podcast. Based out of Berkeley, CA, Henry not only researches every episode of "The Simpsons" and related animation history, he also chats with many great writers, comedians, and performers about their love... Read More →
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Jalisa Robinson

Jalisa Robinson is a bay area comedian originally reigning from the Midwest. You can catch her at venues like The Premise, the Setup, Copyright, and Cheaper than Therapy where she was the former resident comedian. Come out and laugh with or at her, it'll be tight or something.
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James Mwaura

James Mwaura is a standup comic based in Oakland, CA. James is black, but is Puerto Rican-passing. He likes to talk about racial issues, sex, COVID... all the important topics. If you don't like this comic, you are entitled to a full refund which James will pay out himself in rare... Read More →
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Max Scoville

By day, Max Scoville is a video host for IGN, covering games, movies, comics, toys and sometimes interviewing celebrities despite his staggering social anxiety. By night, he records embarrassing podcasts to prevent future employment, including "The Comedy Button," a late-night zoo... Read More →
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Mike Drucker

Mike Drucker is a writer and standup comedian living in New York City where he works as the executive producer and co-head writer of "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee." His stand-up has been featured on Audible and at the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, where he was selected... Read More →
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Stella Chung

Stella Chung is an associate gameplay producer at IGN who has a passion for gaming as a long time Twitch streamer and content creator. She enjoys long walks to the fridge and yelling in rage at video games.



Friday January 20, 2023 10:00pm - 11:30pm PST
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

11:00pm PST

The Black Pantherettes, Butt and RecRoom Improv [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 20, 2023

SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! With The Black Pantherettes, Butt and RecRoom Improv, Hosted by Alex Price($22, All Ages)

Artists
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Alex Price

At six feet, nine inches, Alex Price was always going to be the center of attention anyway. He developed an outsized sense of humor to match his physical stature and quickly became known in comedy circles far away from his native Indiana. His unflinching, self-deprecating and hilarious... Read More →
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Butt

After meeting on the stand up scene in Chicago, Joe McAdam and Chris Stephens' friendship gave way to a cold, calculated working relationship as they began collaborating frequently on shows at iO and Second City.Since moving to Los Angeles they've written and acted on projects with... Read More →
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RecRoom Improv

ReRoom is an Oakland based improv troupe that hits on bizarre but true to life comedy through a variety of formats. In this show we look deeper at relationships. What makes people tick? How can we elevate their indistinguishable qualities? Join us for a night of laughter and tomf... Read More →
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The Black Pantherettes

The Black Pantherettes is a shea butter-filled musical, sketch comedy show written and performed by an all-black female troupe. The group is currently producing a new digital sketch show for The Second City. Each live show features original raps and music parodies with a range in... Read More →



Friday January 20, 2023 11:00pm - Saturday January 21, 2023 12:30am PST
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Saturday, January 21
 

7:00pm PST

Lemon Pepper Wet, Living Impaired and Winslow (SOLD OUT) [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 21, 2023

This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! With Lemon Pepper Wet, Living Impaired and Winslow, Hosted by Jake Mattera($22, All Ages)

Artists
avatar for Drew Tarver

Drew Tarver

Drew Tarver currently stars as Cary Dubek in the Comedy Central series, "The Other Two" from Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider. A native of Glennville, Georgia, he has been performing at UCB in LA since 2012. His TV credits include "Bless The Harts," "Brooklyn 99," "LA to Vegas" and... Read More →
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Jake Mattera

Jake Mattera is a Philadelphia-based stand up known for his loveable brand of wholesome self-deprecation. He perfectly blends smart and silly on his spiritual quest to make himself the butt of every joke. His hilarious take on marriage, parenthood, work, and daily life highlight the... Read More →
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Justin Michael

Justin Michael is a writer, comedian and podcaster from LA. He’s a member of the longstanding UCB improv team Winslow and currently hosts "Nature Talks to Itself" -- the first podcast by nature, for anybody. He recently wrote on HBO Max’s "Infinity Train" and voices Nevin on Cartoon... Read More →
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Lemon Pepper Wet

Lemon Pepper Wet (LPW) is an all-Black Male Comedy Improv Troupe whose 7 members hail from different parts of this beautiful, sometimes racist‚ but mostly beautiful country of America. Through our shared experiences, the team takes you through a variety of bold, funny and sometimes... Read More →
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Living Impaired

Living Impaired is a San Francisco-based sketch group that started in 2001 after watching their idols Kasper Hauser perform at the first Sketchfest. Come prepared for high energy, audience interaction, tons of props, weird, funny, and meaningful fun. If you are not thoroughly entertained... Read More →
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Winslow

Winslow is an improv supergroup that started as a veteran Upright Citizens Brigade house team and is now a post-quarantine dream team. Let's get wild!Winslow is Mano Agapion, Echo Kellum, Dan Lippert, Jon Mackey, Justin Michael, Gilli Nissim, Mary Sasson and Drew Tarver.



Saturday January 21, 2023 7:00pm - 8:30pm PST
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102

9:00pm PST

Back Alley Racket Club, The Ballroom and Public Works [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 21, 2023

SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! With Back Alley Racket Club, The Ballroom and Public Works, Hosted by Emily Walsh($22, All Ages)

Artists
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Back Alley Racket Club

House sketch team at the Westside Comedy Theater in Los Angeles CA. We produce and perform and brand new hour of sketch comedy the first Wednesday of every month since 2017. We focus heavily on character performances, premise, and some digital shorts.
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Emily Walsh

Emily Walsh is a comedian who performs nightly in bars and comedy clubs across New York City. Emily was recently seen on Kevin Hart's "Lyft Comics" on the LOL Network, and in 2019 she headlined a sold out "Stand Up NY" as part of their Headliner Series. She won the Comedy Mob Festival... Read More →
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Public Works

Public Works is a sketch and video collective from Toronto Ontario Canada. They created the Facebook series "Shitty Tasty." Individually, they have won Canadian Screen Awards, Canadian Comedy Awards, and Dora Theatre Awards. All of this doesn't really matter, they are pretty funny... Read More →
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The Ballroom

The Ballroom has been performing their signature mix of short and long-form improv since 2008. Made up of sketch writers, actors, stand-ups, and friends (aww), The Ballroom has hosted sold out shows all over the Bay Area, including at PianoFight, the EXIT, Stagewerx, a JCC, the backyard... Read More →



Saturday January 21, 2023 9:00pm - 10:30pm PST
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102

9:30pm PST

Mental Health Comedy Hour [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 21, 2023

Do you struggle with depression, anxiety, ADHD, or bipolar disorder? Why not laugh about it? The bay area's funniest stand-up comedians tell jokes and talk about their life with mental illness. All in the jovial environment of a late night talk show. Also featuring interviews with mental health professionals! At the Mental Health Comedy Hour we're not OK, and that's OK! Hosted by Wonder Dave and Kristee Ono, with guests Lola Anathema, Kari Burt and Dan Weber($22, All Ages)

Artists
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Dan Weber

Dan Weber grew up in Tillamook Oregon, or as he calls it, Alabama By The Sea. Having always wanted to do comedy, he waited a mere 24 years to start. The intervening time wasn't a total waste, as it provided him with a wealth of material to draw from.Dan talks on stage about all the... Read More →
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Kari Burt

Kari Burt is an up and coming stand up comedian from Houston, Texas. Her standup revolves around personal stories and insightful takes on current society.Kari has opened for acts such as Rhea Butcher, Shane Torres, and Erik Griffin. When she's not writing you can find her working... Read More →
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Kristee Ono

Kristee Ono loves burritos and is dying to tell you about it. A little dark, a little weird, relatively entertaining, she is a comedian based in San Francisco. She is the co-host of Mental Health Comedy Hour and a producer of the comedy debate podcast "Nerd Rage: The Great Debate... Read More →
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Lola Anathema

Lola Anathema is a burlesque performer and member of Om Nom Nom Non-Binary Burlesque troupe. As Nurse Lola with Mental Health Comedy Hour they keep the show running smoothly.
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Wonder Dave

Wonder Dave is a comedian, writer, burlesque performer and pro-wrestling commentator. He is the creator and host of Mental Health Comedy Hour and a producer of the comedy debate podcast "Nerd Rage: The Great Debates." Find him online at WonderDave.org and on social media @teamwon... Read More →



Saturday January 21, 2023 9:30pm - 11:00pm PST
Brava Studio 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:00pm PST

Music Night [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 21, 2023

Get ready for a night of musical comedy from The Doubleclicks, DJ Real, Chaki, The Satan Sisters and Ben Visini, hosted by Eric Rubin! ($25, All Ages)

Artists
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Ben Visini

Ben Visini is a piano-playing comedy musician, and a serious musician when the jokes don't land. Combining inspiration from musical theater, piano rock, internet culture, and wordplay, his lyric-rich songs explore needing therapy, pursuing music as a career, NSFW topics galore, and... Read More →
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Chaki

Chaki is a funky alien wizard from Outer Space. He has shared the stage with like minded weirdos John Waters El Vez, Bob Log III, Captured By Robots, Flipper and Shannon & The Clams. He is like Prince but not sexy.
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DJ REAL

Nick Stargu is a musician, comedian, writer and filmmaker who is best known for his multimedia / musical comedy act, DJ REAL, which has been featured at Comedy Central's Colossal Clusterfest, Big Sky Comedy Festival, Outside Lands, San Francisco Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival... Read More →
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Eric Rubin

Eric´s oddball, live-looped, character driven musical comedy has appeared at SF Sketchfest '17, '18, '19,'20, Sac Comedy Festival, SF Fringe Festival, San Francisco Improv Festival, Speechless Live, Mortified, Tourettes without Regrets, Dragon Productions Theater, Pianofight, Bread... Read More →
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The Doubleclicks

The Doubleclicks are a nationally-touring, Billboard-charting pop band with a cello, a meowing cat keyboard, and songs about anxiety, queer identity, dinosaurs, cats and board games. Their YouTube videos boast over 3 million views and have been featured on NPR, BoingBoing, and io... Read More →
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The Satan Sisters

Hey there, Sinners! We're The Satan Sisters, a proselytizing folk trio and the literal daughters of Satan! We write songs to bring the Devil's dark word to the vulnerable and stupid masses! Featuring singers/songwriters Tammy, Whoremantha, and Spoons Satan, we take "Satanic Panic... Read More →



Saturday January 21, 2023 10:00pm - 11:30pm PST
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

11:00pm PST

Luxury Cruise Singles Mixer, Maryland Night Live and Trouble With Shapes [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 21, 2023

SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! With Luxury Cruise Singles Mixer, Maryland Night Live and Trouble With Shapes, Hosted by Jeremy Furlong.  ($22, All Ages)

Artists
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Jeremy Furlong

I tell jokes for The Love of The Game. My Field of Dreams is an audience full of laughter with nobody playing Hardball. Some might say I'm just The Natural at comedy, but others say I'm just The Kid From Left Field. Either way I'm not forgetting my roots now that I'm in the Major... Read More →
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Luxury Cruise Singles Mixer

Luxury Cruise Singles Mixer will take you on an erotic journey to the center of the human imagination. There are no refunds.
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Maryland Night Live

Maryland Night Live (MNL) is a sketch team made up of students at the University of Maryland who write and perform in live and digital sketches. Members of MNL have performed in the Austin Sketch Fest and currently produce comedy shows all over DC.
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Trouble With Shapes

Trouble with Shapes is a four man sketch comedy troupe from Greensboro, NC. They are AJ Schraeder, Al-Don Schraeder, Bob Beshere, and John Chenoweth. Their conceptual circumference encompasses all things...all things this one specific quartet of middle-aged, childless, American squares... Read More →



Saturday January 21, 2023 11:00pm - Sunday January 22, 2023 12:30am PST
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Sunday, January 22
 

7:00pm PST

Back Alley Racket Club, Maryland Night Live and Squad Patrol [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 22, 2023

SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! With Back Alley Racket Club, Maryland Night Live and Squad Patrol, Hosted by Drew Lausch($22, All Ages)

Artists
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Back Alley Racket Club

House sketch team at the Westside Comedy Theater in Los Angeles CA. We produce and perform and brand new hour of sketch comedy the first Wednesday of every month since 2017. We focus heavily on character performances, premise, and some digital shorts.
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Drew Lausch

Drew Lausch is a Brooklyn-Based comedian, writer, producer, actor, and an "oversharing flirt" (NY press) originally from Fargo, ND. He recently filmed an episode of MTV's "Singled Out" and made his headlining debut at La Zoom Room in Asheville, NC. Drew performs regularly at New York... Read More →
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Maryland Night Live

Maryland Night Live (MNL) is a sketch team made up of students at the University of Maryland who write and perform in live and digital sketches. Members of MNL have performed in the Austin Sketch Fest and currently produce comedy shows all over DC.
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Squad Patrol

Dark. Literate. Mildly classy. Plus lasers. And swearing. Squad Patrol is The Sacramento Comedy Spot's live, main-stage sketch comedy show.



Sunday January 22, 2023 7:00pm - 8:30pm PST
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102

9:00pm PST

Cluedunit, Lemon Pepper Wet and Trouble With Shapes [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 22, 2023

SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! With Cluedunit, Lemmon Pepper Wet and Trouble With Shapes, Hosted by Reid Clark($22, All Ages)

Artists
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Cluedunit

Cluedunit is a long-form mystery show brought to you by improvisers from the ComedySportz San Jose troupe. CSz has performed short and long-form improv in the Bay Area for over 30 years.
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Lemon Pepper Wet

Lemon Pepper Wet (LPW) is an all-Black Male Comedy Improv Troupe whose 7 members hail from different parts of this beautiful, sometimes racist‚ but mostly beautiful country of America. Through our shared experiences, the team takes you through a variety of bold, funny and sometimes... Read More →
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Reid Clark

Reid Clark’s comedy has been described as dark, blue, and political, with elements of musicality and improvisation. In nine years as a stand up comedian he has worked with Tone Bell, Andy Haynes, and Fortune Feimster and many more. Reid also has improv, sketch and writing experience... Read More →
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Trouble With Shapes

Trouble with Shapes is a four man sketch comedy troupe from Greensboro, NC. They are AJ Schraeder, Al-Don Schraeder, Bob Beshere, and John Chenoweth. Their conceptual circumference encompasses all things...all things this one specific quartet of middle-aged, childless, American squares... Read More →



Sunday January 22, 2023 9:00pm - 10:30pm PST
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Tuesday, January 24
 

8:00pm PST

Choose Your Own Adventure — A Drag Show [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 24, 2023

Will you answer the call to adventure? Can you survive the deep dark forest? Will you save the land from imminent peril, and can you do it… in a wig? Well, lucky for you, you have an avatar in some of San Francisco’s top drag talent!

Four of the Bay’s fiercest drag kings, queens, and in-betweens have been thrust into a fantasy world, meeting danger at every turn. And YOU, the audience, will decide their fate! When these performers are literally lip syncing for their lives, it will be up to the audience to decide if they finish big with “I Will Survive” or end up “In the Arms of an Angel." Do you have what it takes to help them on their sickening quest? Then glam up and head out to CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE!

Media Meltdown is a queer celebration of cult media, weirdo pop culture, and childhood nostalgia hosted by San Francisco-based drag performers and “roommates” (in the Biblical sense) Franzia Kafka & Piranha. We’re known for bringing you the themes no other drag show dares to tackle!
($30 Front/Center, $20 Rear/Sides, All Ages)

Artists
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Media Meltdown

MEDIA MELTDOWN is a queer celebration of cult media, weirdo pop culture, and childhood nostalgia hosted by San Francisco-based drag performers and "roommates" (in the Biblical sense) Franzia Kafka & Piranha. We're known for bringing you the themes no other drag show dares to tackle... Read More →



Tuesday January 24, 2023 8:00pm - 9:30pm PST
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
 
Wednesday, January 25
 

8:00pm PST

Kyle Gordon with Don't Watch This Show Live! [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 25, 2023

Kyle Gordon is a New York based comedian, actor, writer, and improviser, and he has fun every day. He has recently emerged as one of the most popular comedians on Tik Tok, with over 2.2 million followers and over 70 million likes. His work has been featured in Insider, Buzzfeed, Fast Company, Comedy Central, Sports Illustrated, Time Out New York, and more. He has been a member of the Magnet Theater and Brooklyn Comedy Collective's improv house teams since 2015, a member of Story Pirates since 2016, and he appears regularly on Radiotopia's "The Truth" podcast.

Don't Watch This Show Live is "SNL" meets Funny or Die meets San Francisco comedy. Founded in 2012 by Bert DiVietri and Ryan Cronin this show is a non stop laughfest. Videos, improv, stand up and sketches all come together for this group. Hosted by Krista Fatka($30 Front/Center, $20 Rear/Sides, All Ages)

Artists
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Don't Watch this Show LIVE!

San Francisco meets SNL. Love sketch, improv, video sketch, music, and much more. Don't Watch This Show LIVE has everything you're wanting from a sketch troupe based out of San Francisco.
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Krista Fatka

Krista Fatka, winner of the Sacramento Comedy Competition, has performed at SF Sketchfest for 5 years. Her comedy explores queer themes, personal health, and the crushing reality of late stage capitalism. When she's not seeking validation on stage, she enjoys making films with her... Read More →
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Kyle Gordon

Kyle is a New York based comedian, actor, writer, and improviser, and he has fun every day. He has recently emerged as one of the most popular comedians on Tik Tok, with over 2.2 million followers and over 70 million likes. His work has been featured in Insider, Buzzfeed, Fast Company... Read More →



Wednesday January 25, 2023 8:00pm - 9:30pm PST
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
 
Thursday, January 26
 

7:00pm PST

Arroz con Pho, The Ballroom and Comedy Dance Chicago [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 26, 2023

SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! With Arroz con Pho, The Ballroom and Comedy Dance Chicago, Hosted by Matt Storrs($22, All Ages)

Artists
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Arroz con Pho

Arroz con Pho is written and produced by Ruby Marez and Kimberly Truong - veteran WOC writers, performers and improvisers based in Los Angeles.You may have seen their work at UCB LA and NY, Second City Hollywood, iO West, Comedy Central Stage, The Magnet Theater, The PIT, ImprovBoston... Read More →
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Comedy Dance Chicago

Comedy Dance Chicago: A different kind of comedy show. A different kind of dance show. CDC's combination of sketch, physical comedy, and dance along with word play, music, and overall goofiness has entertained Chicagoland audiences for years. Throw in some audience participation... Read More →
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Matt Storrs

Matt Storrs was lucky enough to graduate from school with crushing student loans and a law degree. Matt brings his law background to the stage with his sharp stories and esoteric comedy.
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The Ballroom

The Ballroom has been performing their signature mix of short and long-form improv since 2008. Made up of sketch writers, actors, stand-ups, and friends (aww), The Ballroom has hosted sold out shows all over the Bay Area, including at PianoFight, the EXIT, Stagewerx, a JCC, the backyard... Read More →



Thursday January 26, 2023 7:00pm - 8:30pm PST
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102

9:00pm PST

Jon Blair, The Lesbian Agenda with Sophie Santos and Luxury Cruise Singles Mixer [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 26, 2023

SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! With Jon Blair, The Lesbian Agenda with Sophie Santos and Luxury Cruise Singles Mixer, Hosted by Joshua Stokes($22, All Ages)

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Jon Blair

One of Canada's top solo sketch comedians, Jon Blair has been weirding things up in the Toronto comedy scene and abroad for over 10 years, and just spent the lockdown producing his one-man YouTube sketch show "Now More Than Ever." Jon packs an entire sketch troupe's worth of comedy... Read More →
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Joshua Stokes

Joshua Stokes, is a comedian based out of Houston, Texas, with jokes on everything from squashes to real estate law. He can be seen regularly in Houston working at the Secret Group.He has had the privilege of working alongside amazing comedians such as Liz Miele, Jerry Rocha, Billy... Read More →
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Luxury Cruise Singles Mixer

Luxury Cruise Singles Mixer will take you on an erotic journey to the center of the human imagination. There are no refunds.
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The Lesbian Agenda with Sophie Santos

Sophie Santos is a comedian and writer based wherever you'd like her to be. She just released her comedic memoir, "The One You Want to Marry (And Other Identities I've Had)" by Topple Books. You can now hear her in the new Audible Original "Hit Job" alongside Pete Davidson and Keke... Read More →



Thursday January 26, 2023 9:00pm - 10:30pm PST
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Friday, January 27
 

7:00pm PST

Drunk Theatre, Girls Night and Jon Blair [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 27, 2023

SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! With Jon Blair, Drunk Theatre and Girls Night, Hosted by Vincent Chuang($22, All Ages)

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Drunk Theatre

A comedian takes five shots of whiskey in a row, then performs a completely improvised play with a cast of sober comedians. What could go wrong?!
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Girls Night

Girls Night is an all female sketch and improv team from Los Angeles, with Hannah Pilkes, Lizzy McGroder, and Jasmine Elist. Their humble beginnings in 2016, meeting at the iconic Groundlings Theater, the women started performing longform in theaters and venues around Los Angeles... Read More →
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Jon Blair

One of Canada's top solo sketch comedians, Jon Blair has been weirding things up in the Toronto comedy scene and abroad for over 10 years, and just spent the lockdown producing his one-man YouTube sketch show "Now More Than Ever." Jon packs an entire sketch troupe's worth of comedy... Read More →
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Vincent Chuang

Vince Chuang has been performing comedy in the Bay Area and Santa Cruz since 2012. He is a regular at the San Francisco Punch Line, Cobbs, and Rooster T Feathers. His jokes have been described as hilarious and well-crafted.



Friday January 27, 2023 7:00pm - 8:30pm PST
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102

9:00pm PST

Comedy Dance Chicago, La Spazzatura and Shoot the Moon [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 27, 2023

SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! With Comedy Dance Chicago, La Spazzatura and Shoot The Moon, Hosted by Sean Keane($22, All Ages)

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Comedy Dance Chicago

Comedy Dance Chicago: A different kind of comedy show. A different kind of dance show. CDC's combination of sketch, physical comedy, and dance along with word play, music, and overall goofiness has entertained Chicagoland audiences for years. Throw in some audience participation... Read More →
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La Spazzatura

La Spazzatura [Italian: (n) trash] is low brow opera, high brow improv. Based on a single audience suggestion, they perform comedic arias, duets, and perfectly executed recitativo* accompanied by piano. They have performed at SF Sketchfest, the West Coast Musical Improv Festival... Read More →
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Sean Keane

Sean Keane is a writer, stand-up, and co-host of the Roundball Rock NBA podcast. He wrote for Comedy Central’s “Another Period,” his work has appeared in McSweeney's, Audible.com, and Yardbarker, and he's performed at countless festivals, including SF Sketchfest, the Bridgetown... Read More →
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Shoot The Moon

Shoot The Moon is a musical comedy and improv group based in Los Angeles. Their performance weaves a musical montage out of the audience's hopes and dreams that you'll want on your next mixtape. They improvise straight up bangers out of your boring lives with the help of a keyboard... Read More →



Friday January 27, 2023 9:00pm - 10:30pm PST
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102

10:00pm PST

Uptown Showdown Debate: In Person vs. Remote [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 27, 2023

In Uptown Showdown, a unique and quirky spin-off on school debate events, two teams of comedians will square off to argue which is BETTER, experiencing things in person or remote. Debaters will go head-to-head to tackle what will clearly be one of the most important issues of our time, and you the audience will decide the winner! With John Ross Bowie, River Butcher, Jena Freidman, Dana Gould, Wendi McLendon-Covey , and Baron Vaughn, hosted by Dhaya Lakshminarayanan. ($45 Orchestra - Front, $35 Orchestra - Side/Rear, $25 Mezzanine, All Ages)

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Baron Vaughn

Actor/comedian/writer Baron Vaughn graduated from Boston University's theatre program and immediately went on to the Williamstown Theatre Festival. That same year he was cast in "Drowning Crow" with Alfre Woodard on Broadway. He was also featured in "Damn Yankees" at the NY City Center... Read More →
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Dana Gould

Dana Gould began his professional comedy career at the age of seventeen. Between ComedyCentral, HBO and Showtime, Dana has six solo stand-up comedy specials to his credit. He has appeared on "The Late Show with David Letterman, "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "CONAN," and much more.As an actor... Read More →
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Dhaya Lakshminarayanan

Dhaya Lakshminarayanan is the 2016 winner of the Liz Carpenter Political Humor Award (previously awarded to Samantha Bee and Wanda Sykes). Comedy Central Asia crowned her Grand Prize Winner of “The Ultimate Comedy Challenge” filmed in Singapore. KQED named her one of the twenty... Read More →
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Jena Friedman

Jena Friedman is a comedian, filmmaker and Oscar-nominated writer. She’s the host of "Indefensible" on AMC Plus and creator of "Soft Focus" on Adult Swim. Her writing credits include "Borat 2: Subsequent Movie Film", "The Conners" on ABC and "The Late Show with David Letterman... Read More →
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John Ross Bowie

John Ross Bowie plays Jimmy Dimeo on ABC’S "Speechless." Other appearances include "The Big Bang Theory," "Veep", "Episodes," "Love," "Fresh off the Boat" and a lot of shows where you think he’s the killer but then it turns out he’s not.
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River Butcher

River Butcher is a Los Angeles-based standup comic, actor, and writer. Originally from the Midwest, River grew up skateboarding the mean streets of Akron, Ohio. Their blue-collar brand of cool has endeared audiences nationwide, as they've performed standup and appeared on shows such... Read More →
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Wendi McLendon-Covey

Wendi McLendon-Covey got her start at the Groundlings Theater in Los Angeles. From there, she went on to star in projects like “Reno 911!,” “Bridesmaids,” “Blended,” “Rules of Engagement,” “What Men Want,” etc. For nine seasons, she has starred in the ABC sitcom... Read More →



Friday January 27, 2023 10:00pm - 11:30pm PST
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:00pm PST

Wild Wild Christian / Model Minority Report [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 27, 2023

SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! With Model Minority Report and Wild Wild Christian, Hosted by John Kennedy. ($22, All Ages)

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John Kennedy

John Kennedy is a 22 year old standup comedian from North Dakota currently living is Brooklyn NY. John was the winner of the North Dakota Comedy Festival and the Minneapolis funniest person contest and was in the 2021 DC comedy festival. He has amassed more than 60k followers on Twitter... Read More →
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Model Minority Report

Hella Asian. Completely Unhinged.Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Indian, and... Other...By our powers combined we are Model Minority Report, the Bay's All-Asian Sketch Comedy Troupe! Made up of only the finest selection of comics & writers from the world's most reductive ethnic group... Read More →
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Wild Wild Christian

Simone McAlonen is an award-winning actor, writer and comedian once described in the L.A. Times as "a fearless asset."She has appeared on film, TV, national commercials, comedy festivals and regional theatre around the country, and is a company member at Ensemble Studio Theatre in... Read More →



Friday January 27, 2023 10:00pm - 11:30pm PST
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

10:30pm PST

Tinder Live with Lane Moore [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 27, 2023

Tinder Live! With Lane Moore is the critically acclaimed, totally improvised, interactive comedy show, where Moore projects her Tinder onto a screen, swipes through the best of the worst Tinder profiles live on stage, and the audience votes whether she swipes right or left, and she messages them in real time, to hilarious, surprisingly kind results. Tinder Live was hailed by The New York Times as being "ingenious. The way she manipulates tone and pace reveals an artist supremely confident in her form. [Tinder Live is] truly addictive entertainment." Tinder Live has been praised by the New York Times, The Atlantic, Spin Magazine, The Guardian, Paper Magazine, VICE, Paste Magazine, Fast Company, Cosmopolitan, The Washington Post, Entertainment Tonight, Good Morning America, New York Magazine, The New York Post, Time Out, Hello Giggles, Huffington Post, CBS, Germany‚ Deutsche Zeitung, Bustle, New York Observer, and numerous others as one of the best comedy shows around. With special guest Janeane Garofalo.  ($45 Reserved Front Row Seating, $35 Reserved Premium Seating, $25 General Admission, 18+)

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Janeane Garofalo

Actress and comedian Janeane Garofalo has been an American institution since she burst on the scene in 1992.Janeane has had many memorable and critically acclaimed roles in films such as “The Truth About Cats and Dogs,” “Wet Hot American Summer,” “Ratatouille,” “Steal... Read More →
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Lane Moore

Lane Moore is an award-winning comedian, actor, writer, and musician. Her first book, "How To Be Alone: If You Want To And Even If You Don't" became a #1 bestseller and was praised as one of the best books of the year by The New York Times, New York Magazine, NPR, Good Morning America... Read More →



Friday January 27, 2023 10:30pm - 11:59pm PST
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

11:00pm PST

Arroz con Pho, Chicken Scratch Improv and The Lesbian Agenda with Sophie Santos [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 27, 2023

SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! With Arroz con Pho, Chicken Scratch Improv and The Lesbian Agenda with Sophie Santos, Hosted by Ty Clay($22, All Ages)

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Arroz con Pho

Arroz con Pho is written and produced by Ruby Marez and Kimberly Truong - veteran WOC writers, performers and improvisers based in Los Angeles.You may have seen their work at UCB LA and NY, Second City Hollywood, iO West, Comedy Central Stage, The Magnet Theater, The PIT, ImprovBoston... Read More →
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Chicken Scratch Improv

Chicken Scratch Improv is fast-paced and sharp short-form improv. Chicken Scratch combines both classic and their original games in their high energy, raucous shows.These local improvisers have performed at the SF Improv Festival for 5 years, Endgames Improv, the Sacramento Improv... Read More →
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The Lesbian Agenda with Sophie Santos

Sophie Santos is a comedian and writer based wherever you'd like her to be. She just released her comedic memoir, "The One You Want to Marry (And Other Identities I've Had)" by Topple Books. You can now hear her in the new Audible Original "Hit Job" alongside Pete Davidson and Keke... Read More →
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Ty Clay

Ty Clay's comedy has been described as "like a clean toilet." Based in Kansas City, MO he has performed in the Kansas City Comedy Festival, the Salem Comedy & Spirits Festival, was the winner of the Satellite City Comedy Contest in Springfield, MO, performed at Planet Comicon, and... Read More →



Friday January 27, 2023 11:00pm - Saturday January 28, 2023 12:30am PST
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Saturday, January 28
 

7:00pm PST

Jack Blankenship: A Funeral For My Face, Living Impaired and Women of Color Anonymous (SOLD OUT) [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 28, 2023

This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! With Jack Blankenship: A Funeral for My Face, Living Impaired and Women of Color Anonymous, Hosted by Martin Phillips($22, All Ages)

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Jack Blankenship: A Funeral for My Face

Jack Blankenship is a writer, actor, musician, and comedian from Alabama currently residing in New York City. In 2012, Jack gained notoriety as "The Alabama Face Guy" meme, appearing as a guest on shows like "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" and "The Today Show," and also in print with... Read More →
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Living Impaired

Living Impaired is a San Francisco-based sketch group that started in 2001 after watching their idols Kasper Hauser perform at the first Sketchfest. Come prepared for high energy, audience interaction, tons of props, weird, funny, and meaningful fun. If you are not thoroughly entertained... Read More →
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Martin Phillips

Martin Phillips is a stand up comedian primarily based in Washington DC, but still travels all over the country and has even performed in Alaska! While in college Martin was named the funniest college student in DC and hasn't stopped since; from performing at festivals, like The LA... Read More →
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Women of Color Anonymous

Women of Color Anonymous (WOCA) is an all women sketch comedy team established in 2016. Through comedy we aim to bring to life our unique experiences of our diverse cultures. WOCA had a three year residency at the Uprights Citizen Brigade (pre-Covid) and has performed all around Los... Read More →



Saturday January 28, 2023 7:00pm - 8:30pm PST
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102

9:00pm PST

Bingewatch, Girls Night and Lady ADHD [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 28, 2023

SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! With Bingewatch, Girls Night and Lady ADHD, Hosted by Stephen Taylor($22, All Ages)

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Bingewatch

Diana Brown and Dan Wilson are the nationally touring, improv powerhouse duo "Bingewatch."After many season of collaboration on the improvised radio theater podcast Radiostar, Diana & Dan formed the comedy duo "Bingewatch" in celebration of their mutual affinity for television, and... Read More →
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Girls Night

Girls Night is an all female sketch and improv team from Los Angeles, with Hannah Pilkes, Lizzy McGroder, and Jasmine Elist. Their humble beginnings in 2016, meeting at the iconic Groundlings Theater, the women started performing longform in theaters and venues around Los Angeles... Read More →
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Lady ADHD

Comedian, quirky genius and overall rather loud person, Blaire Postman, was finally able to debut the tour of her one woman show- Lady ADHD - in front of a real, live audience on June 30, 2021, after months of writing and rehearsing it alone in quarantine. It combines Postman's uproarious... Read More →
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Stephen Taylor

Originally a Louisiana native, Stephen moved to the Midwest to escape his traditional southern roots. He's a fast rising talent in the region who has worked with comics like Theo Von, Karlous Miller, and Mark Normand. Combining his unique perspective with some sweet southern charm... Read More →



Saturday January 28, 2023 9:00pm - 10:30pm PST
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102

9:30pm PST

Wheels Off with Rhett Miller [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 28, 2023

SF Sketchfest is thrilled to welcome back its many-years-alumnus Rhett Miller (Old 97s) and his Wheels Off show! Modeled after old-school variety shows, Wheels Off features music, comedy, and a host of luminary guests for one night of delight. With guests Natasha Leggero and Mary Lynn Rajskub. ($35, 21+)

Co-presented by Noise Pop.

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Mary Lynn Rajskub

Mary Lynn Rajskub is an actress, comedian and writer, best known for playing ‘Chloe’ on the Fox drama "24" and also ‘Gail the Snail’ from "It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia". You have also seen her in "Night School", "Safety Not Guaranteed", "Wilson", "Little Miss Sunshine... Read More →
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Natasha Leggero

Natasha Leggero is an accomplished actress, writer, and stand-up comedian whose garnered attention across film, television and the web. Leggero created, wrote, produced and starred in the Comedy Central sitcom, "Another Period," after stealing the public eye with her appearances on... Read More →
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Rhett Miller

"It’s a grown-up record,” Rhett Miller says of his extraordinary new album, "The Dreamer." “It takes a long time to feel the confidence to step up and be the boss. I finally feel like I’m there.”Rhett Miller has made a number of fine solo albums over his long, illustrious... Read More →



Saturday January 28, 2023 9:30pm - 11:00pm PST
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

11:00pm PST

Daytime Talk at Night, Friendo and Shoot the Moon [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 28, 2023

SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! With Daytime Talk at Night, Friendo and Shoot The Moon, Hosted by Scott Eason($22, All Ages)

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Daytime Talk at Night

Daytime Talk at Night creates absurdity from everyday conflict through television's favorite guilty pleasure - a talk show. Non-licensed therapist and host Craig Mondelo along with trusted bouncer Chet will try to keep the reigns on the show as guests confront their problems and each... Read More →
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Friendo

Friendo is a sketch comedy group from Los Angeles that puts fun first and never takes itself seriously! The Friendo brand is 100% silly, and Friendo lets loose at every show with BIG Saturday morning energy. Every show features crazy costumes, cardboard props, and a healthy serving... Read More →
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Scott Eason

Scott Eason is a comedian from Huntsville, AL and he knows what you're thinking‚ and to answer your question he has no idea why he doesn't have a southern accent. Scott's been featured on SiriusXM and the Comedy Central Roast Battle Podcast. He hosts a critically acclaimed podcast... Read More →
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Shoot The Moon

Shoot The Moon is a musical comedy and improv group based in Los Angeles. Their performance weaves a musical montage out of the audience's hopes and dreams that you'll want on your next mixtape. They improvise straight up bangers out of your boring lives with the help of a keyboard... Read More →



Saturday January 28, 2023 11:00pm - Sunday January 29, 2023 12:30am PST
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Sunday, January 29
 

7:00pm PST

Friendo, Jack Blankenship: A Funeral For My Face and RecRoom Improv [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 29, 2023

SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! With Friendo, Jack Blankenship: A Funeral for My Face and RecRoom Improv, Hosted by Sami Sutker. ($22, All Ages)

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Friendo

Friendo is a sketch comedy group from Los Angeles that puts fun first and never takes itself seriously! The Friendo brand is 100% silly, and Friendo lets loose at every show with BIG Saturday morning energy. Every show features crazy costumes, cardboard props, and a healthy serving... Read More →
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Jack Blankenship: A Funeral for My Face

Jack Blankenship is a writer, actor, musician, and comedian from Alabama currently residing in New York City. In 2012, Jack gained notoriety as "The Alabama Face Guy" meme, appearing as a guest on shows like "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" and "The Today Show," and also in print with... Read More →
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RecRoom Improv

ReRoom is an Oakland based improv troupe that hits on bizarre but true to life comedy through a variety of formats. In this show we look deeper at relationships. What makes people tick? How can we elevate their indistinguishable qualities? Join us for a night of laughter and tomf... Read More →
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Sami Sutker

Sami Sutker is Chicago ('burbs) born, Wi educated and LA based. Despite living in LA for 16 years, she is still unable to shed her midwest twang. You can find her name in the editorial dept for notable shows such as; "Those Who Can't," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "The Good Place," and... Read More →



Sunday January 29, 2023 7:00pm - 8:30pm PST
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102

9:00pm PST

Black Cat Sketch Comedy, Lady ADHD and Women of Color Anonymous [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 29, 2023

SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! With Black Cat Sketch Comedy, Lady ADHD and Women of Color Anonymous, Hosted by Zach Wycuff($22, All Ages)

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Black Cat Sketch Comedy

Black Cat Sketch Comedy is a 100% organic locally-grown SF bay area sketch comedy group operating out of American Improv Theatre in the disputed comedic capital of the world, San Jose, CA. As such, our Tinsel Town writing and acting credentials are nil. In fact, our experience of... Read More →
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Lady ADHD

Comedian, quirky genius and overall rather loud person, Blaire Postman, was finally able to debut the tour of her one woman show- Lady ADHD - in front of a real, live audience on June 30, 2021, after months of writing and rehearsing it alone in quarantine. It combines Postman's uproarious... Read More →
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Women of Color Anonymous

Women of Color Anonymous (WOCA) is an all women sketch comedy team established in 2016. Through comedy we aim to bring to life our unique experiences of our diverse cultures. WOCA had a three year residency at the Uprights Citizen Brigade (pre-Covid) and has performed all around Los... Read More →
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Zach Wycuff

Two-time winner of the Funniest Person in Cincinnati Contest. One-time winner of the Funniest Person in Columbus Contest. Many time loser of many other things.



Sunday January 29, 2023 9:00pm - 10:30pm PST
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Tuesday, January 31
 

8:00pm PST

Magic, Mind Reading and Mayhem [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 31, 2023

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

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
 
Wednesday, February 1
 

8:00pm PST

Drennon Davis & DJ Real [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: FEBRUARY 1, 2023

Fest favorites Drennon Davis and DJ Real come together for one night of musical comedy at The Punch Line! Hosted by Darlene Bereznicki($26 Premium Reserved, $18 General Admission, 18+)

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Darlene Bereznicki

Darlene is a Canadian, San Francisco-based comedian, improviser and actor. She's performed at the Chicago Women's Funny Fest and SF Sketchfest and in 2021 she performed at Limestone Comedy Festival, the San Francisco Comedy Competition and Treefort Music Festival. She once starred... Read More →
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DJ REAL

Nick Stargu is a musician, comedian, writer and filmmaker who is best known for his multimedia / musical comedy act, DJ REAL, which has been featured at Comedy Central's Colossal Clusterfest, Big Sky Comedy Festival, Outside Lands, San Francisco Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival... Read More →
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Drennon Davis

From his elaborate characters and sketches to his provocative songs and animation, Drennon has made a name for himself as one of the most innovative minds in today’s comedy scene. His live performances of the "Imaginary Radio Program" combine live music and beat-boxing with one-man... Read More →



Wednesday February 1, 2023 8:00pm - 9:30pm PST
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
 
Thursday, February 2
 

7:00pm PST

A Million Shetland Ponies, Business Casual and Granny Cart Gangstas [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: FEBRUARY 2, 2023

SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! With Business Casual, Granny Cart Gangstas and A Million Shetland Ponies, Hosted by Steven Rogers. ($22, All Ages)

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A Million Shetland Ponies

A Million Shetland Ponies is a two-man musical comedy duo from Brooklyn! Their 100% reverent genre parody has been compared to Flight of the Conchords, Friends Who Folk, and a Wario version of Paul and Storm.Maxwell Q. Maxwell is the band leader. He writes the songs, pens the music... Read More →
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Business Casual

Business Casual is a comedy best friendship that's been performing together for six years. They mix clown, improv and sketch together for an unforgettable hour of laughs, blood, sweat and tears. Mostly laughs. Come see what Radio Ha-Ha called a "a beautifully absurd hour of comed... Read More →
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Granny Cart Gangstas

Granny Cart Gangstas is an all womxn Asian American sketch comedy troupe poking fun at pop culture, politics, systems of oppression, and everyday life.
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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 →



Thursday February 2, 2023 7:00pm - 8:30pm PST
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm PST

Filipino AF [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: FEBRUARY 2, 2023

Asian AF Presents: Filipino AF is a comedy variety show featuring the best Filipino American talent around. Improv, sketch, standup, and even some music and dance. (It's Filipinos after all!) The show started in LA, and we are STOKED to once again bring it to the Bay! With Will Choi, Allyn Pintal, Joy Regullano and more. ($35 Front/Center, $25 Rear/Sides, All Ages)

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Allyn Pintal

Allyn Pintal is a writer and performer based in Los Angeles. She grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. She co-hosts/co-produces "The Dial-Up Show," a monthly improv and storytelling show at UCB. She is currently on the UCB Harold team "Vulture" and the UCB Maude team "Thirst Trap... Read More →
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Joy Regullano

Joy Regullano is a writer / actor / comedian based in LA who is currently writing on a Disney Plus animated show (TBA). Previously, she wrote on "Jelly," "Ben," and "Pogo" (a PBS Kids web series), a Dreamworks / Netflix animated show (TBA 2022?), the Netflix show "Healing Powers of... Read More →
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Will Choi

Will Choi is an actor/voice actor, best known for his voice-over roles on "BoJack Horseman" (Netflix), "Bob's Burgers" (FOX), "The Casagrandes" (Nickelodeon), "Tokyo Revengers" (HBO Max), and more. He is also the creator of the hit Asian American variety show "Asian AF" in Los Angeles... Read More →



Thursday February 2, 2023 8:00pm - 9:30pm PST
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

9:00pm PST

Mike Lane: Mixed Race Sweetie / Improv All Stars [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: FEBRUARY 2, 2023

SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! With Improv-All Stars and Mike Lane: Mixed Race Sweetie, Hosted by Torio Van Grol($22, All Ages)

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Improv All-Stars

The Improv All-Stars are a crew of improvisers who perform long form improv. We love laughs, and we love each other. We love each other so much that we performed every Saturday online in 2020, looking forward the day we could hit the stage together again. The All-Stars are based out... Read More →
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Mike Lane

Mike Lane is an LA based comedian who's recent TV credits include "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Modern Family" and "Mom." With the sketch group BOAT, he has performed at Montreal Just For Laughs, SF Sketchfest, the UCB Theater and was a Comedy Central Comic to Watch. And yes, he did play... Read More →
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Torio Van Grol

Torio Van Grol started stand-up comedy in San Francisco. Torio's debut comedy album "Magic Knees" reached #1 on the Apple comedy charts. He recently performed as part of Comedy Central's Cluster Fest and performs regularly at other comedy festivals, including SF Sketchfest, for the... Read More →



Thursday February 2, 2023 9:00pm - 10:30pm PST
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Friday, February 3
 

7:00pm PST

Colin Mahan: Himselves, Goldbaby and Strong Male Leads [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: FEBRUARY 3, 2023

SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! With Goldbaby, Colin Mahan: Himselves and Strong Male Leads, Hosted by Ali Clayton($22, All Ages)

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Ali Clayton

Ali Clayton is the southern dyslexic pageant kid who grew up to be a gay, cowboy boot lovin comedian. After graduating college (you go girl) she left the south to hone her comedic chops in Chicago. She has been performing comedy for over 10 years and is currently based in Brooklyn... Read More →
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Colin Mahan: Himselves

Bay Area sketch staple Colin Mahan (The Fresh Robots, The Great Difficulties" returns with another solo sketch show featuring his knack for uncanny impressions.
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Goldbaby

We are Goldbaby: sketch comedy, not sketchy comedy. Lush, glamorous, and a hot mess, we are more than just one flavor. As a leading house team at The Pack Theater in Hollywood, Goldbaby is both a love letter to & twist on classic sketch, blending the simple with absurd, sexy with... Read More →
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Strong Male Leads

Brett VerVoort and Franny Harold are best friends and have over 10+ years of sketch and improv comedy experience combined. They've mounted full-length sketch shows under the name "The Real Matthew Lillard," which can only be described as raw, edgy, in-your-face comedy and performance... Read More →



Friday February 3, 2023 7:00pm - 8:30pm PST
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102

7:30pm PST

Play Date with Puddles, Dave Hill and Steve Agee [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: FEBRUARY 3, 2023

The 20th anniversary of Sketchfest calls for a supergroup, and we’ve got one of epic proportions. Puddles Pity Party, Dave Hill and Steve Agee mash-up their super powers of melancholy, metal and non-toxic masculinity for a musical comedy experience that’ll melt your heart and blow your f’n mind! ($50, 21+)

Co-presented by Noise Pop.

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Dave Hill

Dave Hill is a comedian, writer, musician, actor, radio host, and man-about-town originally from Cleveland, Ohio but now living in New York City in a totally sweet apartment with a party deck and everything. Hot chicks come over to hang out and eat cheese plates and stuff with him... Read More →
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Puddles Pity Party

Over the course of the pandemic, with touring cancelled, Puddles holed up in his studio and produced 14 episodes of his “Still Sequestered” show which featured such esteemed guests as Jack Black, Penn Jillette, Howie Mandel, Weird Al, Michael Stipe, Patton Oswalt, Cait O’Riordan... Read More →
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Steve Agee

Steve Agee is an actor, comedian, writer, musician and photographer…he’s still trying to figure out which one he wants to focus on.Recently Steve did motion capture for King Shark in James Gunn’s “The Suicide Squad," as well as playing the character of John Economos, opposite... Read More →



Friday February 3, 2023 7:30pm - 9:00pm PST
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

7:30pm PST

The Crossword Show [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: FEBRUARY 3, 2023

Host Zach Sherwin presides as three panelists solve a crossword puzzle live onstage, with everything displayed on a big screen so the crowd can follow the action. The clues work just like the ones in a typical crossword, but they also happen to be rhyming hip-hop lyrics; there's an Across Clues and a Down Clues rap over the course of the show. Each time the panelists get a clue right, Zach launches them and the audience down a rabbit hole inspired somehow by the answer word. There's comedy, music, trivia, and audience quizzes galore! Astonishing connections and surprises abound! There's really nothing like it! With guest solvers Kevin Allison and Kenice Mobley($35 Front/Center, $25 Rear/Sides, All Ages)

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Kenice Mobley

Kenice Mobley is a stand-up comedian and filmmaker based in Brooklyn, New York. Kenice was a host for the VICE News series, "Complexify," and made her TV debut in 2021, performing stand-up on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon." She also worked on the 2020 BET Awards and wrote... Read More →
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Kevin Allison

Kevin Allison is the host and creator of the wildly popular podcast, "RISK!," where people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share in public. After starting from scratch in Kevin’s bedroom in 2009, "RISK!" has grown to have over 2.5 million downloads per month... Read More →
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Zach Sherwin

Zach Sherwin is a Los-Angeles based comedian and musician. His writing for the web series “Epic Rap Battles of History” has received multiple Emmy nominations and Streamy Awards, and the ten Epic Rap Battles in which he’s co-starred have racked up well over half a billion YouTube... Read More →



Friday February 3, 2023 7:30pm - 9:00pm PST
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

9:00pm PST

The Big Boyzzz, Business Casual and Super Black: An Improvised Blaxploitation Film [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: FEBRUARY 3, 2023

SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! With The Big Boyzzz, Business Casual and Super Black: An Improvised Blaxploitation Film, Hosted by Jamie Wolf. ($22, All Ages)

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Business Casual

Business Casual is a comedy best friendship that's been performing together for six years. They mix clown, improv and sketch together for an unforgettable hour of laughs, blood, sweat and tears. Mostly laughs. Come see what Radio Ha-Ha called a "a beautifully absurd hour of comed... Read More →
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Jamie Wolf

At the age of 22 Jamie was named a Comic to Watch at the 2019 New York Comedy Festival. Earlier that same year, Jamie won the prestigious Philly’s Phunniest competition at Helium Comedy Club in Philadelphia. In 2021 he was accepted into Limestone Comedy Festival. His comedy focuses... Read More →
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Super Black: An Improvised Blaxploitation Film

Super Black is a supercharged, bad-talking, improvised Blaxploitation film set in the 1970s. This hilarious and campy show draws inspiration from the tropes and characteristics of the Harlem superstuds, the pimps, the private eyes, and the pushers in a celebration of the cult genre... Read More →
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The Big Boyzzz

The Big Boyzzz are an improv duo based in San Francisco and they can do it all by themselves.



Friday February 3, 2023 9:00pm - 10:30pm PST
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102

11:00pm PST

A Million Shetland Ponies, Miss Directions and Strong Male Leads [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: FEBRUARY 3, 2023

SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! With A Million Shetland Ponies, Miss Directions and Strong Male Leads, Hosted by Ryan Thomas($22, All Ages)

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A Million Shetland Ponies

A Million Shetland Ponies is a two-man musical comedy duo from Brooklyn! Their 100% reverent genre parody has been compared to Flight of the Conchords, Friends Who Folk, and a Wario version of Paul and Storm.Maxwell Q. Maxwell is the band leader. He writes the songs, pens the music... Read More →
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Miss Directions

"The Miss Directions" are a two woman comedy group consisting of Rebekah Kouy-Ghadosh and Gabbie Blachman, forged in the trenches of a UCB class where they cracked each other up and found a comedic kinship. Taking their relationship to the next level, they have written sketches that... Read More →
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Ryan Thomas

Ryan Thomas brings laughs to people all over the country with his unique blend of witty social commentary and hilariously engaging story-telling. Since his first time performing stand-up in San Francisco's historic Haight Ashbury Neighborhood, he quickly gained momentum and was soon... Read More →
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Strong Male Leads

Brett VerVoort and Franny Harold are best friends and have over 10+ years of sketch and improv comedy experience combined. They've mounted full-length sketch shows under the name "The Real Matthew Lillard," which can only be described as raw, edgy, in-your-face comedy and performance... Read More →



Friday February 3, 2023 11:00pm - Saturday February 4, 2023 12:30am PST
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Saturday, February 4
 

7:00pm PST

Linda Hollywood's Big Hollywood Night, Model Minority Report and Super Black: An Improvised Blaxploitation Film [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: FEBRUARY 4, 2023

SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! With Kylie Brakeman presents: Linda Hollywood's Big Hollywood Night, Model Minority Report and Super Black: An Improvised Blaxploitation Film, Hosted by Joe Praino. ($22, All Ages)

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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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Kylie Brakeman presents: Linda Hollywood's Big Hollywood Night

Kylie Brakeman is a comedian known for her viral comedy videos, with over 400k followers across all platforms. She was recently named to the New York Times' Great Performers List, and currently writes for "The Kids Tonight Show" on Peacock. She has previously written and performed... Read More →
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Model Minority Report

Hella Asian. Completely Unhinged.Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Indian, and... Other...By our powers combined we are Model Minority Report, the Bay's All-Asian Sketch Comedy Troupe! Made up of only the finest selection of comics & writers from the world's most reductive ethnic group... Read More →
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Super Black: An Improvised Blaxploitation Film

Super Black is a supercharged, bad-talking, improvised Blaxploitation film set in the 1970s. This hilarious and campy show draws inspiration from the tropes and characteristics of the Harlem superstuds, the pimps, the private eyes, and the pushers in a celebration of the cult genre... Read More →



Saturday February 4, 2023 7:00pm - 8:30pm PST
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102

9:00pm PST

Miss Golightly, Moon Goon and Running with Glitter [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: FEBRUARY 4, 2023

SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! With Miss Gologhtly, Moon Goon and Running With Glitter, Hosted by Lizzie Martinez($22, All Ages)

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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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Miss Golightly

We're an all Asian American team that have collectively performed in comedy festivals around the country, including SF Sketchfest, Hawaii Comedy Festival, The Comedy Comedy Festival: A Comedy Festival, LA Indie Improv Festival, and the Del Close Marathon. As a unit, our longform improv... Read More →
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Moon Goon

Moon Goon, frequently referred to as the prize hogs of sketch comedy, creates a brand new hour of material for the stage every month. They performed monthly at UCB Theatre LA for two years, and now they return to SF Sketchfest for a second year.
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Running With Glitter

Running With Glitter, Oakland's finest (glitter-affiliated) sketch comedy troupe is braving BART to come perform at SF Sketchfest. This show of original sketches is brought to you by a disproportionate number of female writers, so it is guaranteed to be both hilarious and smart. Also... Read More →



Saturday February 4, 2023 9:00pm - 10:30pm PST
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102

9:30pm PST

Jonathan Coulton, Paul & Storm and Friends [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: FEBRUARY 4, 2023

Back to celebrate SF Sketchfest's 20th! In the Venn diagram of music, comedy, and geek culture, you will find this show sitting squarely in the intersection of all sets. Join the inimitable Jonathan Coulton, kings of geekdom Paul and Storm, and their rhythmically gifted friends Jean Grae and Puddles Pity Party for an unforgettable night of music, laughter... and maybe even a sing-a-long. ($35, 21+)

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Jean Grae

Jean Grae is a modern day polymath you may know from being a critically acclaimed, internationally renowned lyricist, performer, writer and producer. Since like… 25 years ago. She’s only 6 now. What a talent.Maybe you've seen her on “Night Train with Wyatt Cenac,” “Thrilling... Read More →
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Jonathan Coulton

Jonathan Coulton is the in-house musician for NPR's "Ask Me Another."In 2005, Coulton dropped out of a perfectly good software career to write music on the Internet. He embarked upon a bold experiment called "Thing a Week," in which he home-recorded and released a new song every week... Read More →
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Paul Sabourin

Paul and Storm (Paul Sabourin and Greg “Storm” DiCostanzo) are known internationally and across the Internet for their original comedy music (often with a “nerd-ish” bent). In addition to their own live performances, they are co-founders of the geek-oriented variety show w00tstock... Read More →
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Puddles Pity Party

Over the course of the pandemic, with touring cancelled, Puddles holed up in his studio and produced 14 episodes of his “Still Sequestered” show which featured such esteemed guests as Jack Black, Penn Jillette, Howie Mandel, Weird Al, Michael Stipe, Patton Oswalt, Cait O’Riordan... Read More →
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Storm DiCostanzo

Paul and Storm (Paul Sabourin and Greg “Storm” DiCostanzo) are known internationally and across the Internet for their original comedy music (often with a “nerd-ish” bent). In addition to their own live performances, they are co-founders of the geek-oriented variety show "w00tstock... Read More →



Saturday February 4, 2023 9:30pm - 11:00pm PST
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

11:00pm PST

Garage, Goldbaby and Milwaukee! [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: FEBRUARY 4, 2023

SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! With Garage, Goldbaby and Milwaukee!, Hosted by Misha Han($22, All Ages)

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Garage

Garage is a weekly improv staple at the Fallout theater in Austin, TX, and has been for over four years. Inspired by an audience-suggested song and driven by sheer talent, the ladies of Garage will have you laughing so hard you'll want to come back for more. Always high energy, clever... Read More →
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Goldbaby

We are Goldbaby: sketch comedy, not sketchy comedy. Lush, glamorous, and a hot mess, we are more than just one flavor. As a leading house team at The Pack Theater in Hollywood, Goldbaby is both a love letter to & twist on classic sketch, blending the simple with absurd, sexy with... Read More →
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Milwaukee!

Sketch comedy *not* in Milwaukee! We are goofy. We are political. We are fun, so please hang out with us!The writers and performers of Milwaukee! have been featured in NYC Sketchfest, Comedy Sportz, The Truth podcast, BoogieManja Sketch Collective, Night Show Berlin, The Onion, McSweeney's... Read More →
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Misha Han

Misha Han was born in Hawaii, and left paradise to pursue his dream of doing stand up comedy in New York City. Only 28 years old, he’s already been featured in the New York Times and had a profile written about him by the Sing Tao Daily. Likeable with a sharp wit, he’s a festival... Read More →



Saturday February 4, 2023 11:00pm - Sunday February 5, 2023 12:30am PST
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Sunday, February 5
 

7:00pm PST

Milwaukee!, Moon Goon and Odell & DeJong [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: FEBRUARY 5, 2023

SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! With Milwaukee!, Moon Goon and Odell and DeJong, hosted by Karthik Lavangu($22, All Ages)

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Karthik Lavangu

Karthik Lavangu (@klavangucomic) is an Indian-born stand-up comedian currently based in New York City. Karthik's Mom describes him as "the funniest person I know who also happens to be my son," while his Dad can't wrap his head around why his son wants to talk about feelings and emotions... Read More →
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Milwaukee!

Sketch comedy *not* in Milwaukee! We are goofy. We are political. We are fun, so please hang out with us!The writers and performers of Milwaukee! have been featured in NYC Sketchfest, Comedy Sportz, The Truth podcast, BoogieManja Sketch Collective, Night Show Berlin, The Onion, McSweeney's... Read More →
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Moon Goon

Moon Goon, frequently referred to as the prize hogs of sketch comedy, creates a brand new hour of material for the stage every month. They performed monthly at UCB Theatre LA for two years, and now they return to SF Sketchfest for a second year.
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Odell and DeJong

Odell & DeJong explore the inner lives of characters onstage, improvising performances that combine comedy with emotional truth. They met while teaching and directing at Leela in San Francisco, formed a duo in 2015, and have been playing in San Francisco and at improv and comedy festivals... Read More →



Sunday February 5, 2023 7:00pm - 8:30pm PST
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102

7:30pm PST

Varietopia [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: FEBRUARY 5, 2023

Varietopia is a modern variety show, showcasing the best in contemporary comedy, music, and other forms of live entertainment, hosted by acclaimed comedian Paul F. Tompkins. Debuting at the Largo nightclub in 2002 under the name The Paul F. Tompkins Show, the program ended its long and only slightly intermittent run in 2014. Now it returns to SF Sketchfest under its new banner, promising amazing performances, sublime comedy, and lots of surprises. With music by Jordan Katz. ($45 Orchestra, $35 Balcony, All Ages)

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Jordan Katz

Jordan Katz is the band leader and musical director of "Varietopia with Paul F. Tompkins". He is known for leading the band on TBS/TNT’s "Drop The Mic", as horn section leader on the "Late Late Show with James Corden", and for executive producing De La Soul’s last album “…and... Read More →
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Paul F. Tompkins

Paul F. Tompkins is a comedian and actor. He stars as Dean Rosedragon on Seeso’s "Bajillion Dollar Propertie$" as well as providing the voice of Mr. Peanutbutter for the Netflix animated series "Bojack Horseman."He hosts the podcast "Spontaneanation" on the Earwolf network as well... Read More →



Sunday February 5, 2023 7:30pm - 9:00pm PST
Sydney Goldstein Theater 275 Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

8:00pm PST

Please Leave The Bronx and The Great Difficulties [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: FEBRUARY 5, 2023

Original SF Sketchfest sketch group Please Leave The Bronx return to the stage, along with OG's Colin Mahan and Mike Spiegelman, aka The Great Difficulties. Hosted by Matt O'Brien. ($25, All Ages)

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Matt O'Brien

Matt O’Brien has been featured on MTV, Variety, Comedy Network, CBC, "Odd Squad" on PBS, MuchMusic, and SF Sketchfest.He wrote and performed his own hour-long special on The Comedy Network in Canada and in 2017 he performed his third TV gala at the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal.He... Read More →
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Please Leave the Bronx

An original founding team of the festival, Bay Area sketch group Please Leave The Bronx return to SF Sketchfest! 
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The Great Difficulties

The Great Difficulties presents "The End of Quality." When The Great Difficulties inadvertently launch the new social media app ZingZing, they set in motion a chain of events that will destroy the fabric of the universe and plunge humanity into an apocalypse of screaming, nonsense... Read More →



Sunday February 5, 2023 8:00pm - 9:30pm PST
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

9:00pm PST

Garage, Linda Hollywood's Big Hollywood Night and Your Friends Comedy [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: FEBRUARY 5, 2023

SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! With Garage, Kylie Brakeman presents: Linda Hollywood's Big Hollywood Night and Your Friends Comedy, Hosted by Julia Hladkowicz. ($22, All Ages)

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Garage

Garage is a weekly improv staple at the Fallout theater in Austin, TX, and has been for over four years. Inspired by an audience-suggested song and driven by sheer talent, the ladies of Garage will have you laughing so hard you'll want to come back for more. Always high energy, clever... Read More →
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Julia Hladkowicz

Julia Hladkowicz is a Canadian comedian in LA by way of Toronto. You've seen her on MTV, HBO, TruTV's "Laff Tracks," "Conan," Comedy Central and more. She's a regular at the prestigious Just For Laughs festival in Montreal and just filmed a TV taping for CBC's comedy night in Can... Read More →
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Kylie Brakeman presents: Linda Hollywood's Big Hollywood Night

Kylie Brakeman is a comedian known for her viral comedy videos, with over 400k followers across all platforms. She was recently named to the New York Times' Great Performers List, and currently writes for "The Kids Tonight Show" on Peacock. She has previously written and performed... Read More →
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Your Friends Comedy

Your Friends perform a dynamic mix of sketch comedy and improvised scenes. Please tune in to their weekly YouTube variety comedy show on Thursdays at 7pm PST for laughs and giggles.



Sunday February 5, 2023 9:00pm - 10:30pm PST
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102