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Friday, January 8
 

7:00pm

PianoFight Showcase: Naptime, The Trumpet Boys and Vanessa Gonzalez presents 'I Don't Know Dating,' Hosted by Peggy Sinnott (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

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! $15 All Ages

Performers
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Naptime

Naptime is a Bay Area-based sketch comedy team whose unique shows weave together live performances, videos, guest comics, and surprising surprises to delight audiences whether they like it or not. Born out of SF's own Endgames Improv community, Naptime employs a carefully crafted... Read More →
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Peggy Sinnott

Peggy Sinnott is a piece of trash that got stuck on (and is now permanently attached to) a garbage island floating in the ocean. She performs stand up all over Los Angeles and her writing and acting has been featured on: FOX's ADHD, TruTV, Rooftop Comedy, TVGuide, Funnyordie, and... Read More →
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The Trumpet Boys

The Trumpet Boys have been performing their unique blend of excellent trumpet music and pitch-perfect showmanship throughout the biggest cities in Connecticut for years and are finally recording their first compact disc in San Francisco City, tonight! Featuring lots of good jokes... Read More →
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Vanessa Gonzalez presents "I Don't Know Dating"

"I Don't Know Dating" Written and performed by Vanessa Gonzalez Vanessa tries to figure out those funny feelings you get before, during, and after dating someone. Vanessa Gonzalez is an improviser/sketch comedy writer based out of Austin, TX. She teaches improv and is a regular... Read More →



7:30pm

Spontaneanation with Paul F. Tompkins, Craig Cackowski, Matt Gourley, Eban Schletter, Janet Varney and special guest Jon Hamm (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

Spontaneanation with Paul F. Tompkins is a completely improvised show, from monologue to interview to narrative sketch. Join Paul, his special guest Jon Hamm, his incredibly talented improviser friends Craig Cackowski, Matt Gourley and Janet Varney, and amazing accompanist Eban Schletter for an hour of comedy that none of them ever see coming.
$30 All Ages

Performers
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Craig Cackowski

Craig Cackowski has been seen on your television as a regular cast member on "Drunk History" and as Officer Cackowski on "Community." Other film and television appearances include "Veep," "Newsreaders," "Comedy Bang Bang," "The Mindy Project," "How I Met Your Mother," "Trust Us With... Read More →
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Eban Schletter

Eban Schletter is a prolific composer and songwriter who has written music for countless television shows including "Spongebob Squarepants," "Mr. Show with Bob and David" and the Academy Awards.  His feature film scores include the 2005 remake of "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" and... Read More →
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Janet Varney

Janet Varney is an Emmy-Nominated actor, comedian, writer and producer. She can currently be seen fighting dark forces opposite John C. McGinley on IFC's, "Stan Against Evil" and generally being a horrible person as Becca on FXX’s "You’re the Worst." In the animation world, she... Read More →
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Jon Hamm

Jon Hamm’s nuanced portrayal of the high-powered, advertising executive Don Draper on AMC’s award-winning drama series “Mad Men” has firmly established him as one of Hollywood’s most talented and versatile actors. He has earned numerous accolades, including an Emmy Award... Read More →
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Matt Gourley

Dr. Matt Gourley, PyT has performed with Upright Citizen’s Brigade, Second City, and Improv Olympic. He has been featured on Comedy Central's "Drunk History," slurring his way through thoughtful retellings of Watergate and the Alamo. Other mentionables include "Adventure Time... Read More →
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Paul F. Tompkins

Paul F. Tompkins hosts the Fusion channel’s "No, You Shut Up" and the Earwolf podcast Spontaneanation with Paul F. Tompkins. He is also the voice of "Mr. Peanutbutter" for the Netflix animated series "BoJack Horseman" and plays "Dean Rosedragon" on the forthcoming Seeso comedy "Bajillion... Read More →



Friday January 8, 2016 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

9:00pm

PianoFight Showcase: 2 Hot Dogs, Ike Night and The Worst, Hosted by Lauren O'Brien (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

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! $15 All Ages

Performers
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2 Hot Dogs

Kirby Howell Baptiste is currently a recurring sketch player on the MTV pilot Yo! Is this racist? She is also a recurring character on the Judd Apatow/Netflix series LOVE (released 2016). She recently worked as a series regular on the ABC pilot “The King of 7B,” alongside Craig... Read More →
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Ike Night

Ikechukwu Ufomadu is an actor, comedian and entertainer. His original, live talk show IKE AT NIGHT has played sold out runs at JACK and The Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival. It plays again spring of 2016 at The Bushwick Starr. His one-man variety hour IKE NIGHT has played... Read More →
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Lauren O'Brien

You may have seen Lauren and her impressions in the viral video “Celebrities Stuck in Traffic” featured on the TODAY Show, Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post and more. Lauren began her comedy career with another viral video "Office Party Drunk" featured on CNN and The Howard Stern... Read More →
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The Worst

Founded in 2015 by stand-up comedians, The Worst strives to be something a little different. Inspired by live sketch shows like Saturday Night Live and Mr. Show, The Worst offers an alternative to both traditional stand-up shows and the independent theater circuit by offering a little... Read More →



10:15pm

Improv Showcase: Orange Tuxedo with Craig and Carla Cackowski, Chinese Ballroom and Liss n' Sams, Hosted by Ali Safar (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

It's a night of great improvisation with Orange Tuxedo with Craig and Carla Cackowski and San Francisco's Liss n' Sams and Chinese Ballroom. Hosted by Ali Safar.  $15 All Ages

Performers
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Ali Safar

Ali Safar is a stand-up comedian making a name for himself with his razor sharp one-liners. Don’t be deceived by his mild mannered nature because his punchlines have been known to put holes in walls. Stay on your toes because behind his witty, self-deprecating humor await some... Read More →
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Carla Cackowski

Carla Cackowski is an actor and writer currently living in the mostly fun city of Los Angeles. She is a graduate of The Second City LA, Upright Citizens Brigade, and iO West (formerly Improv Olympic) and has played on Mainstage improv teams at all three theaters. She toured the Caribbean... Read More →
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Chinese Ballroom

Chinese Ballroom has performed a signature mixture of short and long-form improv for seven years. Made up of playwrights, actors, stand-ups, and friends (aww), Chinese Ballroom has hosted sold out shows all over the Bay Area, including at the Exit, Phoenix and Stagewerx Theaters... Read More →
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Craig Cackowski

Craig Cackowski has been seen on your television as a regular cast member on "Drunk History" and as Officer Cackowski on "Community." Other film and television appearances include "Veep," "Newsreaders," "Comedy Bang Bang," "The Mindy Project," "How I Met Your Mother," "Trust Us With... Read More →
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Liss n' Sams

Joe Liss, Second City alumnus, has appeared on TV in According to Jim, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Less Than Perfect, and Strangers With Candy, and on film in God Bless America, Wayne’s World II, Curly Sue, Home Alone 2, and Major League. He’s written on Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil... Read More →
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Orange Tuxedo

Orange Tuxedo is a two person improv show from a husband and wife team who, collectively, have been doing improv for seven hundred years. In this show, they aim to create grounded relationships, formed by eccentric characters. Craig teaches improvisation at iO West, Carla teaches... Read More →



Friday January 8, 2016 10:15pm - 11:45pm
Brava Studio Theater 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
 
Saturday, January 9
 

7:00pm

PianoFight Showcase: Judith, Private Street and The Trumpet Boys, Hosted by JR De Guzman (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

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! $15 All Ages

Performers
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JR De Guzman

Born in the Philippines and raised in California, JR De Guzman began performing comedy while working as a music teacher, which he quickly learned just meant teaching Taylor Swift songs to teenagers. You can catch him on Season 2 of "Coming to the Stage" produced by Comedy Dynamics... Read More →
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Judith

Judith is a House Sketch Team on Maude Night at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre - Los Angeles.
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Private Street

Private Street is a fast-paced, high-energy, character-driven team that brings you longform improv and sketch comedy! Private Street was named after the fascinating tales of Dylan’s experiences growing up on a private street in Topanga, California. PRIVATE STREET is Dylan Booth... Read More →
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The Trumpet Boys

The Trumpet Boys have been performing their unique blend of excellent trumpet music and pitch-perfect showmanship throughout the biggest cities in Connecticut for years and are finally recording their first compact disc in San Francisco City, tonight! Featuring lots of good jokes... Read More →



Saturday January 9, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

9:00pm

PianoFight Showcase: Ike Night, Living Impaired and Vanessa Gonzalez presents 'I Don't Know Dating,' Hosted by Andie Main (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

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! $15 All Ages

Performers
avatar for Andie Main

Andie Main

Andie Main started considering the idea of stand up comedy while she was the original artist for the popular podcast Professor Blastoff (hosted by Tig Notaro, Kyle Dunnigan and David Huntsberger) After completing one original painting a week inspired by the topics discussed, which... Read More →
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Ike Night

Ikechukwu Ufomadu is an actor, comedian and entertainer. His original, live talk show IKE AT NIGHT has played sold out runs at JACK and The Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival. It plays again spring of 2016 at The Bushwick Starr. His one-man variety hour IKE NIGHT has played... Read More →
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Living Impaired

"It's difficult to pigeon-hole Living Impaired but if Carrot Top watched a Kids in the Hall marathon while drinking 3 bottles of Robitussin you might get close. If you come see a Living Impaired show we promise it will be entertaining & you can take a bunch of props home".
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Vanessa Gonzalez presents "I Don't Know Dating"

"I Don't Know Dating" Written and performed by Vanessa Gonzalez Vanessa tries to figure out those funny feelings you get before, during, and after dating someone. Vanessa Gonzalez is an improviser/sketch comedy writer based out of Austin, TX. She teaches improv and is a regular... Read More →



Saturday January 9, 2016 9:00pm - 10:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

10:00pm

Improvised Shakespeare Company with Joey Bland, Ross Bryant, Greg Hess, Thomas Middleditch and Blaine Swen (SOLD OUT)
This show is sold out. Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

Known as one of the most critically acclaimed theatrical Improv troupes in the country, The Improvised Shakespeare Company has been touring nationally and internationally at Performing Arts Centers and has been featured at Montreal's Just For Laughs, Seattle's Bumbershoot Festival, SF Sketchfest, Bonnaroo Music & Arts fesival, and last summer at the Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco where none other than Sir Patrick Stewart joined the group as a surprise guest player! The ISC has been named Chicago's "Best Improv Group" by both the Chicago Reader and the Chicago Examiner and has received a New York Nightlife Award for "Best Comedic Performance by a Group". The ISC has also been honored by the Chicago Improv Foundation as its "Ensemble of the Year". $35 All Ages

Performers
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Blaine Swen

Blaine Swen is the creator and director of The Improvised Shakespeare Company.  He can also be seen at iO Chicago performing in the two-person groupBlessing with Susan Messing.  His other iO credits include the house team Bullet Lounge, the one-man improvised musical, BASH!, The... Read More →
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Greg Hess

Greg Hess is an actor and writer living in Los Angeles. He is a founding member of the critically acclaimed Cook County Social Club, and regular performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade, and iO West. Past credits include the Second City National Touring Company, and Baby Wants Candy... Read More →
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Joey Bland

Joey Bland has performed with The Improvised Shakespeare Company for nine years. In Chicago he also performs with multiple musical improv ensembles including Baby Wants Candy and The Improvised Sondheim Project. Also in recent years, Joey has often worked on unique projects with... Read More →
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Ross Bryant

Ross Bryant has been performing with The Improvised Shakespeare company since it began at the iO Theater in Chicago.  Previously, Ross toured internationally with the Second City Touring Company and was an ensemble member of the Second City Mainstage, where he co-wrote and performed... Read More →
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Thomas Middleditch

Thomas Middleditch can currently be seen as Richard Hendrix, the central character in Mike Judge’s (recently Emmy nominated) series on HBO, "Silicon Valley." Thomas will soon be seen in the feature films, "The Bronze" opposite Melissa Rauch, Gary Cole, and Sebastian Stan and... Read More →



Saturday January 9, 2016 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Marines Memorial Theatre 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

11:00pm

PianoFight Showcase: 2 Hot Dogs, OSFUG: The Fast Fuckin' Sketch Show, Virginia's Harem, Hosted by Zach Noe Towers
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! $15 All Ages

Performers
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2 Hot Dogs

Kirby Howell Baptiste is currently a recurring sketch player on the MTV pilot Yo! Is this racist? She is also a recurring character on the Judd Apatow/Netflix series LOVE (released 2016). She recently worked as a series regular on the ABC pilot “The King of 7B,” alongside Craig... Read More →
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OSFUG: The Fast Fuckin' Sketch Show

OSFUG is THE Fast Fuckin' Sketch Show. We have a monthly hour-long late-night sketch show at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre in NYC that has been selling out shows for over a year, and has been listed in the New York Times, Timeout NY and the Village Voice, among others. WE... Read More →
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Virginia's Harem

Virginia’s Harem is a sketch group that was formed in early 2015 comprised of Liz Beeson, Valerie Boucvalt, Margee Green, Erica Goostrey, Alicia Hawkes, and Emily Slazer. They met taking classes at The New Movement NOLA, and that’s their home base. Their shows are a blend of high... Read More →
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Zach Noe Towers

A Saint Louis native, Zach Noe Towers now calls Los Angeles, CA home. Performing on both stage and screen, you may have caught Zach in TV shows "Greek" and "Save Me," ad campaigns for Google+ and Taco Bell, or slinging jokes on the high seas with RSVP/Atlantis cruise lines. Zach is... Read More →



Saturday January 9, 2016 11:00pm - Sunday January 10, 2016 12:30am
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Sunday, January 10
 

7:00pm

PianoFight Showcase: Judith, Private Street and Virginia's Harem, Hosted by Ryan Schutt
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! $15 All Ages

Performers
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Judith

Judith is a House Sketch Team on Maude Night at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre - Los Angeles.
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Private Street

Private Street is a fast-paced, high-energy, character-driven team that brings you longform improv and sketch comedy! Private Street was named after the fascinating tales of Dylan’s experiences growing up on a private street in Topanga, California. PRIVATE STREET is Dylan Booth... Read More →
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Ryan Schutt

When Ryan gets the opportunity to talk at a group of strangers with a microphone, he relates to them by drawing from his pathetically shallow reservoir of life experience. Staying comfortably within the bounds of his limited knowledge and interests, his material focuses on things... Read More →
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Virginia's Harem

Virginia’s Harem is a sketch group that was formed in early 2015 comprised of Liz Beeson, Valerie Boucvalt, Margee Green, Erica Goostrey, Alicia Hawkes, and Emily Slazer. They met taking classes at The New Movement NOLA, and that’s their home base. Their shows are a blend of high... Read More →



8:00pm

PianoFight Showcase: Fairy Tale Theatre: 18 & Over, OSFUG: The Fast Fuckin' Sketch Show and Vagina Jones, Hosted by Brian Frange
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! $15 All Ages

Performers
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Brian Frange

Brian was selected as a New Face in the 2014 Just For Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival and chosen by TimeOutNY as one of the top 10 comedians from New York at the festival where he was described as a ‘sketch double-threat who’s strong, straightforward material and well-crafted... Read More →
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Fairy Tale Theatre: 18 & Over

A collection of original fairy tales with morals and lessons for adults (i.e. “The Tale of the Bipolar Bear and the Codependent Eskimo”). Told with a mix of live actors and puppets, the show has played to consistently sold-out crowds across LA for the past five years, including... Read More →
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OSFUG: The Fast Fuckin' Sketch Show

OSFUG is THE Fast Fuckin' Sketch Show. We have a monthly hour-long late-night sketch show at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre in NYC that has been selling out shows for over a year, and has been listed in the New York Times, Timeout NY and the Village Voice, among others. WE... Read More →
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Vagina Jones

Conceived in the summer of 2013, Vagina Jones is the first all-woman team to be birthed from the EndGames Improv community. In addition to performing regularly with EndGames, Vagina Jones currently produces the independent, ever popular San Francisco "Lady Jam" every month at Stage... Read More →



Sunday January 10, 2016 8:00pm - 9:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Tuesday, January 12
 

8:00pm

BATS Improv's Improvised Game of Thrones
Sweeping landscapes and epic desires create the backdrop for this completely improvised reimagining of the Game of Thrones world. This is not a spoof or a parody, but rather an alternate GoT universe populated by an all-new array of characters and clans created on the spot, and inspired by your suggestions. Life, death, and betrayal take centerstage as heroes and villains risk everything for family, love, and of course, power. The winter is long… Improv is coming! $20 All Ages

Performers
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BATS Improv

Now in their 30th year, BATS Improv is San Francisco’s longest running and most acclaimed improv theatre Company. Since 1986 BATS, formerly known as Bay Area Theatresports, has been dedicated to cultivating and innovating the craft of improvised theatre. The BATS style of improv... Read More →



Tuesday January 12, 2016 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
 
Thursday, January 14
 

7:00pm

PianoFight Showcase: Drama 3/4 presents 'Cue to Cue,' The Magic Negro and Other Blackness and Taste Better Wit, Hosted by Andrew Michaan
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! $15 All Ages

Performers
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Andrew Michaan

Andrew Michaan is a comedian whose comedic voice explores a diverse range between "good" and "great" and "hmm." He grew up in the woods of Colorado, did some more growing up in the woods of Portland, Oregon, and now lives in the woods of Los Angeles, where he hopes to finally complete... Read More →
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Drama 3/4 presents "Cue to Cue"

Drama 3/4 presents "Cue To Cue" You know how nothing ever seems to go wrong during a live performance? Well, this one is no exception. We've been workshopping and rewriting this show for over 3 years, and now it's finally mostly ready! Prepare yourself for a nearly-complete, almost-memorized... Read More →
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Taste Better Wit

Taste Better Wit has steered away from the traditional sketch format. Their comedy is driven by an epic storytelling approach — dramatic scenes, monologues and music. Our shows are often complete stories that can be modified from a 45 minute show to a 20 minute condensed version... Read More →
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The Magic Negro and Other Blackness

Mark first got into comedy while studying film at Northwestern University. He had a chance to work at Comedy Central through the Chris Rock Summer School Program for up and coming comedy writers of color. During his time at the program, he got to pitch jokes to the writing staffs... Read More →



Thursday January 14, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm

PianoFight Showcase: The Worst, Rollin' in Riches and Squirm and Germ, Hosted by David Nguyen
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! $15 All Ages

Performers
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David Nguyen

David Nguyen is a refreshingly positive voice in stand up – his act has a sharp edge but never draws blood. He's like a bag of jelly beans with the licorice and popcorn beans left in – overall, very sweet, but with just enough bitter notes to keep it interesting. Preferring a... Read More →
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Rollin' in Riches

Rollin In Riches have no idea what they're doing. Really. They take a suggestion and have fun in front of an audience. Other than that, anything goes.
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Squirm and Germ

Squirm and Germ is a hip-hop comedy duo who use their alter egos to celebrate their irreverent passions in life with high-energy songs about everything from active pregnancies to the state of Maine, naps and neti pots. They produce infectious beats, legit harmonies reminiscent of... Read More →
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The Worst

Founded in 2015 by stand-up comedians, The Worst strives to be something a little different. Inspired by live sketch shows like Saturday Night Live and Mr. Show, The Worst offers an alternative to both traditional stand-up shows and the independent theater circuit by offering a little... Read More →



Thursday January 14, 2016 8:00pm - 9:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Friday, January 15
 

7:00pm

PianoFight Showcase: Boarding Party, The Magic Negro and Other Blackness and Squirm and Germ, Hosted by Candy Lawrence (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

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! $15 All Ages

Performers
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Boarding Party

Boarding Party is a group of four people who love each other a lot. Sean & Anton were friends from college, and Peter & Colin were an improv duo until they were introduced to each other in February of 2014, and they decided to form a troupe. Collectively, they come from Leela, BATS... Read More →
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Candy Lawrence

Candy Lawrence, more like Comedy Lawrence! Hilarious, dynamic and eccentric, she captivates you with her unique blend of energy and idiosyncratic comedy. Candy can be seen performing stand-up at various venues in Chicago including Zanies, House of Blues, The Laugh Factory, and UP... Read More →
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Squirm and Germ

Squirm and Germ is a hip-hop comedy duo who use their alter egos to celebrate their irreverent passions in life with high-energy songs about everything from active pregnancies to the state of Maine, naps and neti pots. They produce infectious beats, legit harmonies reminiscent of... Read More →
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The Magic Negro and Other Blackness

Mark first got into comedy while studying film at Northwestern University. He had a chance to work at Comedy Central through the Chris Rock Summer School Program for up and coming comedy writers of color. During his time at the program, he got to pitch jokes to the writing staffs... Read More →



8:00pm

Prompter with Matt Kirshen, Ben Kronberg, Rick Overton and Beth Stelling, hosted by Troy Conrad (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

A sold-out hit at last year’s SF Sketchfest! Performers improvise rejected TED Talks from a supposedly broken teleprompter in this new show from Troy Conrad (Set List: Stand-Up Without A Net, Runyon: Just Above Sunset).

Performers find out what their demented “talk” is about only when their talk has already begun. When their teleprompter repeatedly goes blank throughout the talk, they make it up until the words come back on. Past guests include show regular Jimmy Pardo along with Jerrod Carmichael, Dan Harmon, Jen Kirkman, Eddie Pepitone, Emo Philips, Greg Proops, and Reggie Watts. The show has also run at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival and last year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and just completed a full year residency at Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. Not for the easily offended.

Hosted by Troy Conrad

www.promptertalks.com Twitter: @PrompterTalks $22 All Ages

Due to a change in his schedule, Eddie Pepitone is no longer appearing.

Performers
avatar for Ben Kronberg

Ben Kronberg

Ben Kronberg combines clever one-liners and witty observations with catchy songs that he performs while playing instruments like the guitar, casio-keyboard and iPhone! Much of his material has been inspired by girlfriends, who are now incidentally ex-girlfriends. Since his breakout... Read More →
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Beth Stelling

Beth Stelling is a stand-up comedian, writer and actress. She is a product of the Chicago stand-up scene and studied improv at The Annoyance Theater under Susan Messing and Mick Napier.  Beth made her late night television debut on "Conan." She's since appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel... Read More →
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Matt Kirshen

London born Matt Kirshen's precision wit has earned him an impressive reputation on the international comedy circuit. Most recently his appearances on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Paul Provenza’s Green Room, The Nerdist, Set List, Stand-Up... Read More →
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Rick Overton

Rick Overton has been doing standup comedy and improv since 1971 and has been an active member of Totally Looped since the beginning. He's appeared in over 100 films and countless TV episodics. He will be on the upcoming series RAKE with Greg Kinnear in March. Rick will also be appearing... Read More →
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Troy Conrad

Troy Conrad is the creator and co-producer (with Paul Provenza) of the improvised stand-up show "Set List: Stand-Up Comedy Without A Net," a 14-episode TV series in Australia and the UK. He performs and produces comedy at festivals worldwide including Dublin, Edinburgh, Melbourne... Read More →



Friday January 15, 2016 8:00pm - 9:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Saturday, January 16
 

3:00pm

Who is Debbie Powell with Eric Stonestreet, Dana Powell, Jessica Makinson and Michael Bunin / Puzzles with Alex Fernie and Deborah Tarica
Join Eric Stonestreet, Dana Powell, Jessica Makinson and Michael Bunin for an educational and funny improvised show at SF Sketchfest. Eric will take questions from the audience about his current job, career, and the 12 years of ups and downs that led him to where he is today. Eric’s direct and honest answers will inspire him and his seasoned actor friends – Dana, Jessica and Michael to improvise scenes. If you are an actor, this is an opportunity to ask those burning questions to a group of people who have been where you are and who have felt how you feel. Plus, it’s an afternoon where you will laugh, smile and forget about that parking ticket you got yesterday or that you got dumped last week.
$25 All Ages

Performers
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Dana Powell

Dana Powell has been an actor/writer in Los Angeles for 15 years and was most recently seen in TBS’s “Clipped.” Other credits include “Modern Family,” “Veep” and “Bridesmaids.”
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Eric Stonestreet

Eric Stonestreet has been an actor for 19 years. He currently stars as ‘Cameron Tucker’ on ABC’s “Modern Family. He recently completed production on HBO’s original movie, “Confirmation,” and he will soon voice the character of ‘Duke’ in Illumination Entertainments... Read More →
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Jessica Makinson

Jessica Makinson has been an actor/writer by trade living in Los Angeles for 15 years. Her TV credits include "Halfway Home", "Maron" and "South Park".
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Michael Bunin

Michael Bunin has been a working actor in Los Angeles since 1997. He is best known for his role of ‘Kenny’ on the TBS show “My Boys.” Michael has also guest starred on numerous television shows and has appeared in more than 100 television commercials.
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Puzzles

Puzzles is a Los Angeles based team consisting of Alex Fernie and Deborah Tarica. It's a two-person improv show featuring multiple characters all interacting in the same place at the same time. It's lots of fun! Oh, and also, we're recently married. So there's a good chance we'll... Read More →



Saturday January 16, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:00pm

Morzouksnick with Nick Kroll, Jason Mantzoukas and Seth Morris / Cardinal Redbird (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

Join Seth Morris, Jason Mantzoukas and Nick Kroll for a night filled with characters, improv and a whole lotta grab ass.
$30 All Ages

Performers
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Cardinal Redbird

Cardinal Redbird is a house Harold Team from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. With a priority on energy and fun, CRB will blow your brains with our stylish scenework. We're eight best friends doing improv together!
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Jason Mantzoukas

Jason Mantzoukas is perhaps best known for his role as the lovable psychopath Rafi on FXX’s "The League." Mantzoukas was also recently seen on the big screen in IFC’s romantic comedy "Sleeping with Other People" opposite Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie. Other film credits include... Read More →
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Nick Kroll

Nick Kroll is an actor, writer, producer and stand-up comedian. He is the creator and star of the critically acclaimed series, "Kroll Show," which aired for three seasons on Comedy Central. Kroll co-starred as ‘Ruxin’ in the hit FXX series, "The League." In 2013, Nick was honored... Read More →
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Seth Morris

Seth Morris is an actor and writer what lives in LA. He's written for Funny Or Die, "Children's Hospital," "The Eric Andre Show" and "Kroll Show." He's acted in "Kroll Show," "Parks and Recreation," "Broad City" and "Comedy Bang Bang."



Saturday January 16, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Marines Memorial Theatre 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

7:00pm

PianoFight Showcase: Stevedore, Streisand and Friends and We Did A Thing, Hosted by Chris Gorbos (SOLD OUT)

SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

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! $15 All Ages

Performers
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Chris Gorbos

Chris Gorbos is a standup and improviser living in Los Angeles. He is co-owner of The Westside Comedy Theater and produces the Westside's marquee weekly standup show "The Saturday Show". In addition to standup Chris performs with the IO West house team "Wheelhouse" as well as every... Read More →
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Nicole Conlan

Nicole Conlan is a Brooklyn-based comic originally from Denver. She's a writer for the Upright Citizens Brigade and a video producer and host for Gawker's automotive site Jalopnik, following stints at Sports Illustrated and SB Nation. Nicole has appeared at Crom Comedy Festival, Hell... Read More →
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Stevedore

Nicole Conlan (Gawker, UCB) and Rollie Williams (Fusion TV, Upworthy) grew up two blocks away from each other in Colorado. Now they can be seen performing around New York -- and occasionally in Denver -- as Stevedore Comedy. Nicole and Rollie have appeared at the Del Close Marathon... Read More →
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Streisand & Friends

Streisand & Friends are a high energy, silly humored sketch group formed in NY and currently perform all over LA. They've had sketch show runs at UCB, Comedy Central Stages and Off-Broadway. This group holds the record for most wins at iO West's Sketch Cage Matches, headlined the... Read More →
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We Did A Thing

We Did a Thing consists of four veteran performers, a sketch supergroup if you will, including members of sketch groups The Front Row and Red Door on the Left who first joined forces at The Dark Room Theater on Mission Street, where they've done literally like googillions of performances... Read More →



Saturday January 16, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

9:00pm

PianoFight Showcase: Adrian Villegas presents 'Barrio Daze,' Drama 3/4 presents 'Cue to Cue' and White Women, Hosted by Emily Van Dyke
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! $15 All Ages

Performers
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Adrian Villegas presents "Barrio Daze"

Adrian Villegas is a writer, performer, founding member and Artistic Director of multimedia sketch comedy troupe The Latino Comedy Project (LCP), as well as the star and playwright of two critically acclaimed one-man shows “Six Mexicans Named Gonzalez” and “Barrio Daze... Read More →
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Drama 3/4 presents "Cue to Cue"

Drama 3/4 presents "Cue To Cue" You know how nothing ever seems to go wrong during a live performance? Well, this one is no exception. We've been workshopping and rewriting this show for over 3 years, and now it's finally mostly ready! Prepare yourself for a nearly-complete, almost-memorized... Read More →
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Emily Van Dyke

Emily Van Dyke is 32 and still on her mom’s cell phone plan. Originally from North Central Indiana, she has struggled to overcome a monotone voice and the death of her late cat "Patches" to become a comic who has an apartment in San Francisco with a washer/dryer inside of it. Emily... Read More →
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White Women

As the name obviously suggests, “White Women” is an improv group comprised of seven black men. Despite being primarily housed out of UCB, White Women has performed at basically every venue in Los Angeles, and also put on shows in NYC and San Francisco. They had the pleasure of... Read More →



Saturday January 16, 2016 9:00pm - 10:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

10:00pm

Theme Park Improv with Ian Brennan, John Michael Higgins, Michael Hitchcock, Jessica Makinson, Oscar Nunez, Cole Stratton, Janet Varney and guest monologist James Roday (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

The Theme Park Improv Show's improvisers take a single suggestion of a theme from the audience, and wing an entire set of fast-paced long-form scenes and characters, based on stories from a special guest monologist. After six sold-out years, they return to SF Sketchfest with a stellar lineup: Ian Brennan (co-creator of "Glee"), Michael Hitchcock ("Best in Show"), John Michael Higgins ("A Mighty Wind"), Jessica Makinson ("Halfway Home"), Oscar Nunez ("The Office") Cole Stratton ("Pop My Culture Podcast) and Janet Varney ("Burning Love"). With special guest monologist James Roday from "Psych!"  $25 All Ages

Performers
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Cole Stratton

Cole Stratton is the co-founder of SF Sketchfest, the San Francisco Comedy Festival, a month-long annual event highlighting the best in improv, sketch, stand-up, TV and film comedy, which celebrates its eighteenth year in January 2019. Along with Janet Varney, he has written and performed... Read More →
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Ian Brennan

Ian Brennan is a co-creator and producer on the new FOX horror comedy show "Scream Queens." He was a writer, narrator and co-creator of "Glee.""Glee" marked Ian Brennan’s first foray into television writing. Brennan began his acting career in Chicago working with the prestigious... Read More →
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James Roday

James Roday portrayed the bright, sarcastic and gifted Shawn Spencer on USA's long-running beloved series "Psych." He is also a writer, director and producer and is Co-Artistic Director of Los Angeles theatre company Red Dog Squadron. His latest film "Gravy," which he co-wrote and... Read More →
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Janet Varney

Janet Varney is an Emmy-Nominated actor, comedian, writer and producer. She can currently be seen fighting dark forces opposite John C. McGinley on IFC's, "Stan Against Evil" and generally being a horrible person as Becca on FXX’s "You’re the Worst." In the animation world, she... Read More →
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Jessica Makinson

Jessica Makinson has been an actor/writer by trade living in Los Angeles for 15 years. Her TV credits include "Halfway Home", "Maron" and "South Park".
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John Michael Higgins

Michael Higgins is a double hyphenate: he’s sort-of well-known for being a member of the Christopher Guest “company,” starring in such films as BEST IN SHOW and A MIGHTY WIND. But before becoming a disreputable light improvisational comedic actor he spent twenty years on the... Read More →
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Michael Hitchcock

From his critically-acclaimed roles in film and television to his award-winning work as a writer and producer, Michael Hitchcock has earned a solid reputation in the entertainment industry. As an actor, Hitchcock is featured in two of 2011’s most popular films. He portrayed “Deputy... Read More →
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Oscar Nunez

Oscar Nunez is best known for playing Oscar Martinez on NBC's The Office. He has won an Emmy, two SAG Awards, an ALMA Award, a TV Land Award and an Impact Award from the National Hispanic Media Coalition for the role. Oscar is also recognized for his large supporting role in the... Read More →



Saturday January 16, 2016 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

11:00pm

PianoFight Showcase: Cardinal Redbird, Stevedore and Streisand and Friends, Hosted by Brett Druck
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! $15 All Ages

Performers
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Brett Druck

"Druck looks every inch the laidback Jack Johnson of stand up comedy — until he opens his mouth and short, one-line bursts of observational humor spill out with merciless, straight-faced speed." The Charelston City Paper Brett Druck is concentrated funny, a straight shot of razor... Read More →
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Cardinal Redbird

Cardinal Redbird is a house Harold Team from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. With a priority on energy and fun, CRB will blow your brains with our stylish scenework. We're eight best friends doing improv together!
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Nicole Conlan

Nicole Conlan is a Brooklyn-based comic originally from Denver. She's a writer for the Upright Citizens Brigade and a video producer and host for Gawker's automotive site Jalopnik, following stints at Sports Illustrated and SB Nation. Nicole has appeared at Crom Comedy Festival, Hell... Read More →
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Stevedore

Nicole Conlan (Gawker, UCB) and Rollie Williams (Fusion TV, Upworthy) grew up two blocks away from each other in Colorado. Now they can be seen performing around New York -- and occasionally in Denver -- as Stevedore Comedy. Nicole and Rollie have appeared at the Del Close Marathon... Read More →
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Streisand & Friends

Streisand & Friends are a high energy, silly humored sketch group formed in NY and currently perform all over LA. They've had sketch show runs at UCB, Comedy Central Stages and Off-Broadway. This group holds the record for most wins at iO West's Sketch Cage Matches, headlined the... Read More →



Saturday January 16, 2016 11:00pm - Sunday January 17, 2016 12:30am
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Sunday, January 17
 

7:00pm

Each/Other with Scott Adsit and Tami Sagher / Cobranauts, Hosted by Jason Van Glass
Scott Adsit ("30 Rock," "Big Hero 6") and Tami Sagher ("Inside Amy Schumer," "Broad City") return to Sketchfest to once again blow your improv mind and relocate it to a better improv neighborhood. Two Second City legends, two chairs, one night only.
$25 All Ages

Performers
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Cobranauts

Four time winners of the Westside Comedy Theater's House Team Tournament, Los Angeles' Cobranauts do fast paced, group-oriented long form improvisation. Buckle up. (We don't know why we just told you to do that.) Cobranauts is: Shaun Boylan, Morgan Christensen, Jennifer Cowan, Al... Read More →
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Cole Stratton

Cole Stratton is the co-founder of SF Sketchfest, the San Francisco Comedy Festival, a month-long annual event highlighting the best in improv, sketch, stand-up, TV and film comedy, which celebrates its eighteenth year in January 2019. Along with Janet Varney, he has written and performed... Read More →
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Jason Van Glass

Master of the one-liner, and favorite comedian of servicemen and presidents alike, Jason Van Glass is one of the nation's most-beloved entertainers, a millionaire many times over, and a star in every category open to him: vaudeville, radio, television, and film, most notably a string... Read More →
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Scott Adsit

Scott Adsit won the Joseph Jefferson Award for his work at The Second City Theater in Chicago and still improvises at the Upright Citizens Brigade in Manhattan. Adsit has appeared in many television shows most notably, playing producer Pete Hornberger on NBC’s Emmy Award-winning... Read More →
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Tami Sagher

Tami Sagher is a writer and producer for "How I Met Your Mother." She was also a writer on HBO's "Bored to Death" and "30 Rock" on NBC. She is an alumna of the Second City mainstage and etc theaters in Chicago, and has been featured on "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Knocked Up," and "This... Read More →



Sunday January 17, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

7:00pm

PianoFight Showcase: Adrian Villegas presents 'Barrio Daze,' Living Impaired and White Women, Hosted by Katie Nguyen (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

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! $15 All Ages

Performers
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Adrian Villegas presents "Barrio Daze"

Adrian Villegas is a writer, performer, founding member and Artistic Director of multimedia sketch comedy troupe The Latino Comedy Project (LCP), as well as the star and playwright of two critically acclaimed one-man shows “Six Mexicans Named Gonzalez” and “Barrio Daze... Read More →
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Katie Nguyen

Katie Nguyen is a Portland-based comedian. She writes and performs stand-up, improv, and sketch comedy, and is an ensemble member at the Brody Theater. Katie also writes and performs with the group Vestivus.
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Living Impaired

"It's difficult to pigeon-hole Living Impaired but if Carrot Top watched a Kids in the Hall marathon while drinking 3 bottles of Robitussin you might get close. If you come see a Living Impaired show we promise it will be entertaining & you can take a bunch of props home".
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White Women

As the name obviously suggests, “White Women” is an improv group comprised of seven black men. Despite being primarily housed out of UCB, White Women has performed at basically every venue in Los Angeles, and also put on shows in NYC and San Francisco. They had the pleasure of... Read More →



8:00pm

Facebook Improv with Owen Burke, Jack McBrayer, Seth Morris and Charlie Sanders (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

Running for 10 years in Los Angeles, The Facebook show plucks two random people from the audience to get their Facebook page examined and then turned into long form improvised comedy scenes based entirely on their profile, pictures, comments and status.

$30 All Ages

Due to a change in his schedule, Paul Scheer will no longer be appearing. 

Performers
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Charlie Sanders

Charlie Sanders was born and raised on the mean streets of St. Paul, Minnesota. After becoming a regular performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City, he frequently appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. He moved to Los Angeles in 2009 and bought a Ford... Read More →
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Jack McBrayer

An alum of Chicago’s renowned ImprovOlympic and The Second City, Jack McBrayer then moved to New York, where he became a regular performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade and on television on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien.” Perhaps best known for his role of Kenneth on NBC's “30... Read More →
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Owen Burke

Owen Burke started on his improvisational and sketch path under the direction of the UCB in New York City. Since studying with them, Owen has written, directed and performed in many shows at the UCB Theatre and served as the theater's Artistic Director. Owen now resides in Los Angeles... Read More →
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Seth Morris

Seth Morris is an actor and writer what lives in LA. He's written for Funny Or Die, "Children's Hospital," "The Eric Andre Show" and "Kroll Show." He's acted in "Kroll Show," "Parks and Recreation," "Broad City" and "Comedy Bang Bang."



 
Thursday, January 21
 

7:00pm

PianoFight Showcase: 100% Stuff, Chardonnay and Mime Com Show, Hosted by Krista Fatka (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

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! $15 All Ages

Performers
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100% Stuff

100% Stuff is a diverse and eclectic, high energy sketch comedy team from Los Angeles, CA. That tours regularly, and performs as a house team at the "MSW Sketch Night" at the Miles Stroth Theatre. 100%Stuff is coached by Sam Brown (Whitest Kids U Know) and Eric Moneypenny (The Midnight... Read More →
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Chardonnay

Chardonnay is a classic white wine, a stripper at the Condor and a San Francisco based sketch comedy group. All of which are a really, REALLY good time. Chardonnay has been winning over audiences with their biting wit and smooth, unapologetic finish since 2009. The group has debuted... Read More →
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Krista Fatka

Krista Fatka is a San Francisco Bay Area comic and writer. With over a decade of performance experience in circus and theater, she’s as comfortable on stage as she is in a room full of clowns. Which is to say, pretty comfy. She is one half of the comedy duo Casual Soulmates who... Read More →
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Mime Com Show

Native of Poland. Acting on professional stage since mid-nineties of the last century. Moved to USA two years ago. Performing in different countries but not as much in USA yet.



Thursday January 21, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Friday, January 22
 

7:00pm

PianoFight Showcase: Jumbo Mumbo, Onassis and Straitjacket Society, Hosted by Rob Christensen (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

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! $15 All Ages

Performers
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Jumbo Mumbo

Jumbo Mumbo is comprised of Jace Armstrong and Justin Michael. Both are performers at UCB LA. Justin can be seen performing weekly at Winslow presents: SuperTeam. Jace can be seen with his harold team DunkTank and maude team New Money. Collectively, they have written, directed, acted... Read More →
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Onassis

Originating as a house sketch team at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (NY), Onassis has performed at theaters and festivals around the country, including SF Sketchfest (2013), New York Comedy Festival, Austin Out of Bounds, Boston Comedy Arts Festival, Montreal Sketch Comedy... Read More →
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Rob Christensen

Rob Christensen is a comedian, writer, and actor who has most recently appeared on ADAM DEVINE’S HOUSE PARTY for COMEDY CENTRAL, LAST COMIC STANDING for NBC, GOTHAM COMEDY LIVE for AXS TV, and QUICKLAFFS for HULU. He has a sharp, smart, and urban sense of humor developed through... Read More →
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Straitjacket Society

Straitjacket Society, an underground cult-hit in the LA sketch comedy scene, is excited to be stepping out into the sun! Or, well, fog. Winners of Cake Batter's Funny Woman Festival at iO West, SJS is super pumped about their two-show appearance at the 15th Annual SF SketchFest... Read More →



7:30pm

Speechless with Caitlin Gill, Brian Huskey, Andy Kindler, Eliza Skinner and Cedric Yarbrough (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

There are 350 PowerPoint presentations given every second around the world. But none quite like this. Speechless shows off Silicon Valley's silly side by letting presenters live out their worst nightmare: giving a presentation with absolutely no preparation.

Created by Sammy Wegent and produced by the brains behind Mortified SF and NYC's FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME, Speechless puts entertainers, entrepreneurs, and audience members on the spot with nothing more than a stage, a microphone and a PowerPoint deck full of images that they've never seen.

A spinning wheel determines at random what kind of talk they have to give — it can be a TED Talk, a new app being launched, an infomercial, even a wedding toast — and then our presenters do the best job they can to try to get through the show while attempting to leave the audience Speechless.

Speechless has been growing from the monthly comedy/tech industry show almost 2 years ago to launching shows in NYC and LA, performing in huge conferences like GOOGLE I/O, being featured in Newsweek, and The Wall St Journal, doing various corporate training events from NY to India, & all over the world for clients such as Google, IDEO, and The Gates Foundation. $25 All Ages

Performers
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Andy Kindler

Andy Kindler is known in comedy circles as a troublemaker. Originally from New York, and now complaining from California, he annoys people all over the world. Andy is a frequent guest and correspondent for The Late Show with David Letterman. Each summer at the Just For Laughs Festival... Read More →
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Brian Huskey

Brian Huskey: Huskey is an actor and writer who can be seen as Chet the creepy paramedic on Adult Swim's Childrens Hospital, Leon West on HBO's Veep, and a doctor or some form of academic in everything else. Breaking this trend, Huskey is the lead/co-writer of Matt Walsh's improvised... Read More →
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Caitlin Gill

People are talking about Caitlin Gill. Most of what they’re saying has to do with how funny she is. Caitlin has performed on the Oddball Comedy Tour, the Outside Lands Festival, SF Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, the Vancouver Global Comedy Fest and in some of the best comedy... Read More →
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Cedric Yarbrough

Cedric Yarbrough's television credits include Comedy Central's hit "Reno 911!", Adult Swim's Peabody award winning "The Boondocks" & guest appearances on "Curb Your Enthusiasm", "Key & Peele" & "Comedy Bang Bang". Some of his film credits include "The 40 Year Old Virgin", "Get Smart... Read More →
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Eliza Skinner

Eliza Skinner is an LA based comedian who TimeOutNY described as “definitely one to watch.” She has recently worked as a staff writer at Funny or Die and as both a staff writer and correspondent on FX’s "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell." She also appeared on the new version... Read More →



Friday January 22, 2016 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Doc's Lab 124 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

8:00pm

Groundlings Personals with Regan Burns, Stephanie Courtney, Jamie Denbo, Brian Palermo, Jim Rash, Colleen Smith and Cole Stratton (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

SF Sketchfest welcomes back smash hit "Personals," from the mind of Groundling Brian Palermo, who will comb through dozens of genuine internet dating sites and select the real personal ads of actual people.

Then improvisors who have not seen these profiles become characters based on them. The audience decides who dates whom and we see the world of dating through the eyes of prisoners, furries, goths... and maybe even Republicans.
Millions of people are looking for love - see if these freaks get any!
Featuring incredible performers from The Groundlings Theatre and more!
$25 All Ages

Moderators
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Colleen Smith

Colleen Smith is a Groundlings Sunday Company alum. Her television credits include “The Office”, “How I Met Your Mother", “Selfie”, “Neighbors”, “King of the Hill” and “The Showbiz Show with David Spade”. She is the co-director and star of "Teen Witch the Musical... Read More →

Performers
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Brian Palermo

BRIAN PALERMO may be a familiar face to some from his numerous television appearances. He has guest-starred recently on "Modern Family," "2 Broke Girls" and "The League" among others. And he is a recurring correspondent for "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno." He is an engaging actor... Read More →
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Cole Stratton

Cole Stratton is the co-founder of SF Sketchfest, the San Francisco Comedy Festival, a month-long annual event highlighting the best in improv, sketch, stand-up, TV and film comedy, which celebrates its eighteenth year in January 2019. Along with Janet Varney, he has written and performed... Read More →
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Jamie Denbo

Jamie Denbo has appeared on FOX's Brooklyn 99, NBC's Parks & Recreation, IFC's Comedy Bang Bang, FX's Terriers, Showtime's Episodes and Weeds, HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm and many others. She recently co-starred in The Heat, starring Sandra Bullock & Melissa McCarthy and directed by... Read More →
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Jim Rash

Jim Rash was a series regular on NBC’s "Community," playing "Dean Pelton." Other televison credits include "That 70's Show," "Reno 911!", "Friends," and "Will & Grace." Jim also hosts the Sundance Channel's THE WRITER'S ROOM. He has won an Academy Award for his screenplay co-written... Read More →
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Regan Burns

It was a long and windy road that led Regan Burns to his current status as a Hollywood actor/director/host/pitchman. During his junior year at Radford University in Virginia, he made the wise decision to relinquish his gymnastics scholarship and pursue the life of a thespian. Most... Read More →
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Stephanie Courtney

Stephanie Courtney is an Aquarius from Burbank. Film credits include "Blades of Glory," "The Brothers Solomon," "The Heart Break Kid," and "For Your Consideration." TV credits include "Mad Men," "The Comeback," "House" and "Tom Goes to the Mayor." She also plays Flo the enthusiastic... Read More →



Friday January 22, 2016 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

9:00pm

PianoFight Showcase: 100% Stuff, Chinese Ballroom and Mime Com Show, Hosted by Jason Saenz (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

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! $15 All Ages

Performers
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100% Stuff

100% Stuff is a diverse and eclectic, high energy sketch comedy team from Los Angeles, CA. That tours regularly, and performs as a house team at the "MSW Sketch Night" at the Miles Stroth Theatre. 100%Stuff is coached by Sam Brown (Whitest Kids U Know) and Eric Moneypenny (The Midnight... Read More →
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Chinese Ballroom

Chinese Ballroom has performed a signature mixture of short and long-form improv for seven years. Made up of playwrights, actors, stand-ups, and friends (aww), Chinese Ballroom has hosted sold out shows all over the Bay Area, including at the Exit, Phoenix and Stagewerx Theaters... Read More →
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Jason Saenz

The NY Post calls Jason Saenz "the new poster boy for Brooklyn comedy". He was a New Face at the 2014 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, made his TV debut on AXS TV's "Gotham Comedy Live", "Friends of The People" on truTV and as an "Hoot The Owl" on Barry Rothbart's Comedy Central... Read More →
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Mime Com Show

Native of Poland. Acting on professional stage since mid-nineties of the last century. Moved to USA two years ago. Performing in different countries but not as much in USA yet.



Friday January 22, 2016 9:00pm - 10:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

10:00pm

The Black Version with Jordan Black, Nyima Funk, Daniele Gaither, Karen Maruyama, Gary Anthony Williams and Cedric Yarbrough
An all African-American cast of seasoned improv specialists from the world-famous troupe The Groundlings asks the audience to suggest a popular film title and then performs the "black version" of that movie. And with experienced and talented performers like Cedric Yarbrough, Gary Anthony Williams, Daniele Gaither, Nyima Funk and creator Jordan Black in on the fun, audiences are sure to see off-the-cuff comedy at its best. The cast's stellar credits range from "Saturday Night Live" and "Mad TV" to "The Boondocks" and "Reno 911!" $25 All Ages

Performers
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Cedric Yarbrough

Cedric Yarbrough's television credits include Comedy Central's hit "Reno 911!", Adult Swim's Peabody award winning "The Boondocks" & guest appearances on "Curb Your Enthusiasm", "Key & Peele" & "Comedy Bang Bang". Some of his film credits include "The 40 Year Old Virgin", "Get Smart... Read More →
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Daniele Gaither

Daniele Gaither is widely recognized (primarily by young Mexican-American men, sailors and prison inmates) for her work on "MADtv" (Fox). She starred in half-hour prime time series "The Rerun Show" (NBC) and prime time sketch comedy show "Hype" (WB). Daniele grew up mostly in Minnesota... Read More →
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Gary Anthony Williams

Gary recently appeared in the films The Internship with Vince Vaughn and The Factory along with John Cusack. You can catch him in new episodes of Whose Line is it Anyway, Mike and Molly and Baby Daddy. He has recurred on The Soul Man, Raising Hope, Malcolm in the Middle, and Weeds... Read More →
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Jordan Black

Jordan Black is a former writer for Saturday Night Live, the creator of The Black Version and an alum of the Groundlings Improv Theater. He has been a series regular on several shows including Punk'd and Halfway Home on Comedy Central. His voice has been heard on South Park and The... Read More →
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Karen Maruyama

Karen Maruyama is an alumna of the Groundlings theater in Los Angeles. Her recent television credits include "Arrested Development," "Two Broke Girls," "Shameless," and "The Neighbors." She was also in the film "The Campaign" as the wise acre maid. In addition to directing the Black... Read More →
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Nyima Funk

Nyima Funk is the host of "Undercover Cupid," the new hidden camera dating show on NickMom.  She’s also a cast member on the CW’s "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" and Comedy Central’s "Key & Peele." Here television credits include NBC’s "Thank God You’re Here," MTV’s "Wild... Read More →



Friday January 22, 2016 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:30pm

Presidential Debate: The Write-In Candidates with James Adomian, Matt Besser, Paul Gilmartin, Mary Houlihan, Brian Huskey and Dan Van Kirk, moderated by Tom Shillue from Fox News Channel's 'Red Eye'
Get political with the Presidential Candidates the rest of the country doesn't want you to meet... the Write-In Candidates! Tom Shillue, host of Fox News Channel's "Red Eye," moderates this lively debate between some of comedy's best character improvisers, including James Adomian, Matt Besser, Paul Gilmartin, Mary Houlihan, Brian Huskey and Dan Van Kirk. $25 All Ages

Performers
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Brian Huskey

Brian Huskey: Huskey is an actor and writer who can be seen as Chet the creepy paramedic on Adult Swim's Childrens Hospital, Leon West on HBO's Veep, and a doctor or some form of academic in everything else. Breaking this trend, Huskey is the lead/co-writer of Matt Walsh's improvised... Read More →
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Dan Van Kirk

Daniel Van Kirk grew up in Rochelle, IL and lived in Chicago for years as he started his career as an actor and comedian at the famed The Second City Theatre. Since moving to Los Angeles, Daniel has become part of both the stand-up and improv/sketch communities, working with the... Read More →
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James Adomian

James Adomian is a daredevil dancing queen – but don't you know deep down he's just a kitten! James is a prolific performer/writer/standup who is a staple in the comedy scene in LA, NY and across the country, recently honored as one of The Advocate's “Top 40 Under 40” in 2013... Read More →
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Mary Houlihan

Mary Houlihan is a Brooklyn-based comedian and graduate of San Francisco Art Institute. She co-created “Cartoon Monsoon,” a live sketch, character, and animation show that runs at the Annoyance Theatre, and recently performed her one-woman show “Live ‘N’ Good” at Union... Read More →
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Matt Besser

aised a proud Razorback in Little Rock, Arkansas, Matt Besser attended Amherst College where he learned how to collect CDs. After graduating, Matt toured the Midwest doing stand-up, while taking improvisation direction from Del Close at Chicago’s Improv Olympic Theater. In Chicago... Read More →
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Paul Gilmartin

From 1995 to 2011 Paul Gilmartin co-hosted TBS’ Dinner and a Movie, and has been a stand-up comedian since 1987. His credits include Comedy Central Presents: Paul Gilmartin, numerous Bob and Tom albums, comedy festivals and the Late Show with Craig Ferguson. He is also a frequent... Read More →
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Tom Shillue

A former correspondent on "The Daily Show," Tom Shillue is the current host of "Red Eye" on Fox News. Tom has appeared in his own Comedy Central Special, on "Late Night with Conan O’Brien," "Last Comic Standing," "Comics Unleashed," "Broad City," and in the feature film, "Mystery... Read More →



Friday January 22, 2016 10:30pm - 11:45pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
 
Saturday, January 23
 

7:00pm

Upright Citizens Brigade: ASSSSCAT with Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh, Jon Gabrus, Brian Huskey, Mary Holland and guest co-monologists Sally Field and Michael Showalter (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

SF Sketchfest couldn't possibly celebrate its 15th anniversary without one of its most ubiquitous shows, Upright Citizens Brigade’s popular weekly long-form improv show A.S.S.S.S.C.A.T. In a special performance at The Nourse will be UCB founding members Matt Besser, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh, who will be joined by guest improvisers and UCB theatre regulars Brian Huskey, Jon Gabrus, and Mary Holland. The improvisers will base their scenes off of monologues from very special guests Michael Showalter and Sally Field. $35 All Ages

Performers
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Brian Huskey

Brian Huskey: Huskey is an actor and writer who can be seen as Chet the creepy paramedic on Adult Swim's Childrens Hospital, Leon West on HBO's Veep, and a doctor or some form of academic in everything else. Breaking this trend, Huskey is the lead/co-writer of Matt Walsh's improvised... Read More →
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Ian Roberts

Ian Roberts is a founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade. Along with the other members of the UCB, he owns and operates the Upright Citizens Brigade’s theaters and training centers in New York and LA. As an actor, Ian has starred in Comedy Central’s Upright Citizens Brigade... Read More →
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Jon Gabrus

Jon Gabrus can next be seen in the indie “Fourth Man Out” and Hulu series “Real Hotwives of Las Vegas” He has previously appeared in HBO’s “Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight” alongside Ben Walker; as the character ‘Gabrus’ in the Film “Flock of Dudes;” as the lead... Read More →
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Mary Holland

Mary Holland is a regular performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. Born and raised in southwestern Virginia, she has a BFA in Acting from Northern Illinois University. She plays Shelly Forbes on the Starz original series Blunt Talk (created by Jonathan Ames... Read More →
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Matt Besser

aised a proud Razorback in Little Rock, Arkansas, Matt Besser attended Amherst College where he learned how to collect CDs. After graduating, Matt toured the Midwest doing stand-up, while taking improvisation direction from Del Close at Chicago’s Improv Olympic Theater. In Chicago... Read More →
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Matt Walsh

Matt Walsh is a founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade where he continues to perform and teach today. Credits for Walsh include starring in Comedy Central’s critically acclaimed Dog Bites Man, acting as a correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart from 2001-2002... Read More →
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Michael Showalter

MICHAEL SHOWALTER is a writer, director, actor and teacher, living with his wife Kalin in Los Angeles.  MICHAEL is an original founding member THE STATE, a sketch comedy troupe best known for their MTV series in the 90's. He co-wrote and starred in the cult film Wet Hot American... Read More →
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Sally Field

Sally Field is a two-time Academy Award winner who starred in Steven Spielberg's critically acclaimed "Lincoln" as Mary Todd, a role for which she won the New York Film Critics award for Best Supporting Actress and was Oscar® nominated. She was also nominated for Golden Globe... Read More →



Saturday January 23, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
The Nourse 275 Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

7:00pm

PianoFight Showcase: Efficient Office Practices, Onassis and Outside Dog Gets One Star, Hosted by Danny Felts
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! $15 All Ages

Performers
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Danny Felts

A spry up-and-comer in the Portland, OR comedy scene, Danny’s comedic style contains elements of storytelling, and surrealism; all in the name of shedding light on the hidden absurdities the universe chooses to dump on him. Felts has performed in the Bridgetown Comedy Festival... Read More →
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Efficient Office Practices

EOP (whose full name, Efficient Office Practices, is regrettable and therefore usually abbreviated) is a long-form improv team based in San Francisco. A small but lively group, EOP is known for their fast, smart style of play and extreme fondness for each other. They can be found... Read More →
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Onassis

Originating as a house sketch team at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (NY), Onassis has performed at theaters and festivals around the country, including SF Sketchfest (2013), New York Comedy Festival, Austin Out of Bounds, Boston Comedy Arts Festival, Montreal Sketch Comedy... Read More →
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Outside Dog Gets One Star

While most businesses dread a one-star review, Outside Dog loves them! Based on the audience's suggestions, Outside Dog will scour the internet for one-star reviews and spit-shine those turds into golden bits of comedy. "Really funny great premise" -Thrillist



Saturday January 23, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm

Groundlings Crazy Uncle Joe Show with Jordan Black, Stephanie Courtney, Roy Jenkins, Brian Palermo, Jim Rash, Colleen Smith and Gary Anthony Williams / Falcon Powder (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

Come and see one of L.A.'s longest running long-form improvisation shows! Watch as The Groundlings players and guests begin with three suggestions from the crowd, and then proceed to weave the stories together, traveling back and forth through time, playing many different characters in many different situations. It's a particle accelerator of inspired comedic silliness.

The L.A. Times calls them "A seven person pyrotechnic display of cleverness." $25 All Ages

Performers
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Brian Palermo

BRIAN PALERMO may be a familiar face to some from his numerous television appearances. He has guest-starred recently on "Modern Family," "2 Broke Girls" and "The League" among others. And he is a recurring correspondent for "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno." He is an engaging actor... Read More →
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Colleen Smith

Colleen Smith is a Groundlings Sunday Company alum. Her television credits include “The Office”, “How I Met Your Mother", “Selfie”, “Neighbors”, “King of the Hill” and “The Showbiz Show with David Spade”. She is the co-director and star of "Teen Witch the Musical... Read More →
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Falcon Powder

Falcon Powder is made up of Toronto comedy veterans and retired jewel thieves Jim Annan, Kurt Smeaton & Scott Montgomery. “The Powder” (as no one calls them) perform short comedic stories (or “sketches”), that will blow the socks off your mind’s feet while punching your... Read More →
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Gary Anthony Williams

Gary recently appeared in the films The Internship with Vince Vaughn and The Factory along with John Cusack. You can catch him in new episodes of Whose Line is it Anyway, Mike and Molly and Baby Daddy. He has recurred on The Soul Man, Raising Hope, Malcolm in the Middle, and Weeds... Read More →
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Jim Rash

Jim Rash was a series regular on NBC’s "Community," playing "Dean Pelton." Other televison credits include "That 70's Show," "Reno 911!", "Friends," and "Will & Grace." Jim also hosts the Sundance Channel's THE WRITER'S ROOM. He has won an Academy Award for his screenplay co-written... Read More →
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Jordan Black

Jordan Black is a former writer for Saturday Night Live, the creator of The Black Version and an alum of the Groundlings Improv Theater. He has been a series regular on several shows including Punk'd and Halfway Home on Comedy Central. His voice has been heard on South Park and The... Read More →
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Roy Jenkins

Roy was a staff writer for "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," where he won two Writers' Guild Awards, and received two Emmy nominations. He has also a writer/producer on the Spike TV network's "Most Extreme Elimination Challenge."  He was a member of the Groundlings main company from... Read More →
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Stephanie Courtney

Stephanie Courtney is an Aquarius from Burbank. Film credits include "Blades of Glory," "The Brothers Solomon," "The Heart Break Kid," and "For Your Consideration." TV credits include "Mad Men," "The Comeback," "House" and "Tom Goes to the Mayor." She also plays Flo the enthusiastic... Read More →



Saturday January 23, 2016 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

9:00pm

PianoFight Showcase: Bombardier, The Great Difficulties in The Greatest Difficulty on Earth! and Mike Breen, Hosted by John F. O'Donnell
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! $15 All Ages

Performers
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Bombardier

Bombardier is a current UCB Sketch house team based out of Los Angeles made up of Arik Cohen, Zed Cutsinger, Jocelyn DeBoer, Cynthia Kao, John Milhiser, Ryan Moulton, Kat Palardy, Diona Reasonover, Jessica Ross, Mark Schroeder, Jessica Seay-Klatt, and Londale Theus Jr.
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John F. O'Donnell

John F. O'Donnell is currently a 'Political Correspondent' on the comedy news television program 'Redacted Tonight' on RT America. According to the Comedy Central Insider, "John F. O'Donnell is one of the more explosive comics in New York City. On stage, he's like a tightly capped... Read More →
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Mike Breen

Mike Breen resides in Brooklyn, New York where he currently is performing his one man show, Hijacked, at the Annoyance Theatre. Mike has performed his solo sketches all over the country including New York, Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles. He performs regularly in New York with his... Read More →
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The Great Difficulties in The Greatest Difficulty on Earth!

We will definitely have a great bio. It will talk about Fresh Robots, one of the founding groups of SF Sketchfest. Then it will include TV appearances, accolades, and community volunteering. It might name drop Al, Kamau, Janet, and others. It will leave out the sad parts.



Saturday January 23, 2016 9:00pm - 10:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

10:00pm

Gravid Water with Barrett Foa, Brian Huskey, Michael McMillian, Ingrid Oliver, Ian Roberts, Julie Sharbutt, Maria Thayer and Matt Walsh / BOAT
SF Sketchfest welcomes the return of the ever-popular Gravid Water, which has sold out every one of its appearances at the fest thus far!

Gravid Water has been playing at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York and LA since 2004. In those cities, top improvisors and actors, from Broadway, "30 Rock," "Conan," "Saturday Night Live," and beyond, perform in scenes from Stoppard to Sophocles, and everything in between. The actors know their lines, and the improvisors improvise, with no prior knowledge of the scenes. The show is created and directed by Stephen Ruddy.
$30 All Ages

Performers
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Barrett Foa

Barrett Foa stars as Eric Beale on "NCIS: Los Angeles."  He is a Broadway veteran, appearing in many things including "Avenue Q" and "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee."
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BOAT

Boat is a sketch comedy trio born in Brooklyn and currently wasting away in Los Angeles. For the past five years they've brought their sharp, satirical, and often surreal brand of sketch comedy to venues throughout New York City, colleges, and festivals across the United States. Boat... Read More →
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Brian Huskey

Brian Huskey: Huskey is an actor and writer who can be seen as Chet the creepy paramedic on Adult Swim's Childrens Hospital, Leon West on HBO's Veep, and a doctor or some form of academic in everything else. Breaking this trend, Huskey is the lead/co-writer of Matt Walsh's improvised... Read More →
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Ian Roberts

Ian Roberts is a founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade. Along with the other members of the UCB, he owns and operates the Upright Citizens Brigade’s theaters and training centers in New York and LA. As an actor, Ian has starred in Comedy Central’s Upright Citizens Brigade... Read More →
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Ingrid Oliver

Ingrid Oliver is a British actress and comedian, and one half of the comic double act Watson & Oliver. She is perhaps best known in America for playing Petronella Osgood on the BBC television series "Doctor Who."
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Julie Sharbutt

Julie Sharbutt appears on "The Good Wife," and recently was in "Maladies" with James Franco.  She is a graduate of NYU's Graduate Acting program, and her stage resume includes the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park: "Twelfth Night" with Anne Hathaway and Audra McDonald.
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Matt Walsh

Matt Walsh is a founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade where he continues to perform and teach today. Credits for Walsh include starring in Comedy Central’s critically acclaimed Dog Bites Man, acting as a correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart from 2001-2002... Read More →



Saturday January 23, 2016 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

11:00pm

PianoFight Showcase: Boarding Party, The Don't We Boys! and Straitjacket Society, Hosted by Steven Wilber (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

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! $15 All Ages

Performers
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Boarding Party

Boarding Party is a group of four people who love each other a lot. Sean & Anton were friends from college, and Peter & Colin were an improv duo until they were introduced to each other in February of 2014, and they decided to form a troupe. Collectively, they come from Leela, BATS... Read More →
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Steven Wilber

Steven Wilber is a Portland comedian who was recently selected as one of the "New Faces of Comedy" at 2015's Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. He has performed at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, and Bumbershoot. He is the winner of the 2014 Portland’s Funniest... Read More →
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Straitjacket Society

Straitjacket Society, an underground cult-hit in the LA sketch comedy scene, is excited to be stepping out into the sun! Or, well, fog. Winners of Cake Batter's Funny Woman Festival at iO West, SJS is super pumped about their two-show appearance at the 15th Annual SF SketchFest... Read More →
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The Don't We Boys!

Founded in 2010, now an awkward teenager with a sense of adventure, The Don’t We Boys divides its time between rebelling against comedy’s totally unfair rules, sneaking out after curfew to explore abandoned mines, and working up the nerve to finally be honest with ourselves about... Read More →



Saturday January 23, 2016 11:00pm - Sunday January 24, 2016 12:30am
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Sunday, January 24
 

1:00pm

Improv4Humans with Matt Besser, James Adomian, Jon Gabrus and Mary Holland
Few names are as synonymous with improv as Matt Besser. Founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade and a regular performer in the world-famous show Asssscat, Matt has brought his talents to the Earwolf network and returns for a live version at SF Sketchfest with a fully improvised podcast featuring the best improvisers in the universe. $25 All Ages

Performers
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James Adomian

James Adomian is a daredevil dancing queen – but don't you know deep down he's just a kitten! James is a prolific performer/writer/standup who is a staple in the comedy scene in LA, NY and across the country, recently honored as one of The Advocate's “Top 40 Under 40” in 2013... Read More →
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Jon Gabrus

Jon Gabrus can next be seen in the indie “Fourth Man Out” and Hulu series “Real Hotwives of Las Vegas” He has previously appeared in HBO’s “Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight” alongside Ben Walker; as the character ‘Gabrus’ in the Film “Flock of Dudes;” as the lead... Read More →
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Mary Holland

Mary Holland is a regular performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. Born and raised in southwestern Virginia, she has a BFA in Acting from Northern Illinois University. She plays Shelly Forbes on the Starz original series Blunt Talk (created by Jonathan Ames... Read More →
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Matt Besser

aised a proud Razorback in Little Rock, Arkansas, Matt Besser attended Amherst College where he learned how to collect CDs. After graduating, Matt toured the Midwest doing stand-up, while taking improvisation direction from Del Close at Chicago’s Improv Olympic Theater. In Chicago... Read More →



Sunday January 24, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

7:00pm

PianoFight Showcase: Chardonnay, Mike Breen and Outside Dog Gets One Star, Hosted by Steve Ausburne (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

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! $15 All Ages

Performers
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Chardonnay

Chardonnay is a classic white wine, a stripper at the Condor and a San Francisco based sketch comedy group. All of which are a really, REALLY good time. Chardonnay has been winning over audiences with their biting wit and smooth, unapologetic finish since 2009. The group has debuted... Read More →
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Mike Breen

Mike Breen resides in Brooklyn, New York where he currently is performing his one man show, Hijacked, at the Annoyance Theatre. Mike has performed his solo sketches all over the country including New York, Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles. He performs regularly in New York with his... Read More →
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Outside Dog Gets One Star

While most businesses dread a one-star review, Outside Dog loves them! Based on the audience's suggestions, Outside Dog will scour the internet for one-star reviews and spit-shine those turds into golden bits of comedy. "Really funny great premise" -Thrillist
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Steve Ausburne

Steve Ausburne’s comedy career started with MC/Host work for friends with bands. His first attempt at actual stand up ended with him getting a lifetime ban from a church in Grant’s Pass, Oregon – so a pretty successful start.  Since then, Steve has embraced the stage as a place... Read More →



8:00pm

PianoFight Showcase: Bombardier, The Don't We Boys! and Taste Better Wit, Hosted by Jason Webb
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! $15 All Ages

Performers
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Bombardier

Bombardier is a current UCB Sketch house team based out of Los Angeles made up of Arik Cohen, Zed Cutsinger, Jocelyn DeBoer, Cynthia Kao, John Milhiser, Ryan Moulton, Kat Palardy, Diona Reasonover, Jessica Ross, Mark Schroeder, Jessica Seay-Klatt, and Londale Theus Jr.
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Jason Webb

Jason Webb is a southern preacher's son with a dark twist. He has been entertaining audiences all over the southeast with his unique brand of adorably hateful insights. Jason expertly mixes high and low energy to bring the audience to a comfortable place to talk about uncomfortable... Read More →
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Taste Better Wit

Taste Better Wit has steered away from the traditional sketch format. Their comedy is driven by an epic storytelling approach — dramatic scenes, monologues and music. Our shows are often complete stories that can be modified from a 45 minute show to a 20 minute condensed version... Read More →
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The Don't We Boys!

Founded in 2010, now an awkward teenager with a sense of adventure, The Don’t We Boys divides its time between rebelling against comedy’s totally unfair rules, sneaking out after curfew to explore abandoned mines, and working up the nerve to finally be honest with ourselves about... Read More →



Sunday January 24, 2016 8:00pm - 9:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102