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Friday, January 19


Totally Looped
Old movies, new dialogue...that’s Totally Looped! In this hilarious movie-centric live show, Hollywood’s funniest improvisers dub new dialogue to old movie clips they haven't seen in advance. The visuals are vintage Hollywood, but the characters, dialogue and situations are all created live on the spot based on audience suggestions. Created and directed by Vince Waldron, Totally Looped’s all-star cast includes Joe Liss (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Maribeth Monroe (Workaholics), Laraine Newman (SNL), Rick Overton (Veep), Cole Stratton (Rifftrax), and Gary Anthony Williams (Boston Legal). Totally Looped has played public and corporate shows across the U.S and the UK, including a four year run at Second City/Los Angeles. This is the show’s sixth appearance at San Francisco Sketchfest. $25 Co Presented by the San Francisco Silent Film Festival 

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Joe Liss

Actor and writer Joe Liss is currently one-half of the comedy improv duo Liss n’ Sams. He is one of the creators and stars of the musical comedy The Bicycle Men, which played sold runs in Los Angeles, Chicago, and London. His film credits include "God Bless America," "Wayne’s... Read More →
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Maribeth Monroe

Actress, writer and comedian Maribeth Monroe is best known as office manager Alice Murphy on Comedy Central’s "Workaholics." A veteran of Chicago’s Second City, Maribeth has appeared on "Key & Peele," "Modern Family," "Parks and Recreation," and HBO’s "The Brink." Her big s... Read More →
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Laraine Newman

Laraine Newman is a native of Los Angeles and began her career at the age of 15 when the improv group she worked with was hired to bring culture and self-expression to the youth of East LA and South Central.After High School she went to Paris and studied mime with Marcel Marceau... Read More →
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Rick Overton

Actor, Emmy-winning writer, and comedian Rick Overton has starred in numerous HBO and Showtime specials and appears in recurring roles on HBO’s "Veep" and Showtime’s "I’m Dying Up Here." He has also logged guest appearances on "The Middle," "Last Man Standing," and "The Off... Read More →
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Cole Stratton

Cole Stratton wears a lot of hats. Not literal ones, as he has a tiny head and it just doesn't look right. He 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. No... Read More →
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Vince Waldron

Totally Looped creator and director Vince Waldron is a veteran of Chicago’s Second City, and an Emmy-winning TV writer whose writing credits range from Comedy Central’s "Win Ben Stein’s Money" to "The Simpsons." He also wrote and directed the long-running stage adaptation o... 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 M... Read More →

Friday January 19, 2018 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street San Francisco, CA 94110
Saturday, January 20


The Benson Movie Interruption: "The Fate of the Furious"
Comedian Doug Benson (“Super High Me,” “Last Comic Standing,” and the Doug Loves Movies podcast) and mystery comedy guests sit in the front row of the theater and say whatever silly stuff pops into their heads. $20

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Doug Benson

Doug Benson (“Last Comic Standing,” "Super High Me") has been on an album-a-year schedule since 2008 (his most recent release being "Gateway Doug 2: Forced Fun"), plus he has two popular weekly podcasts (“Doug Loves Movies” and "Getting Doug With High"), does the occasion... Read More →

Saturday January 20, 2018 4:20pm - 6:50pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street San Francisco, CA 94114


"Jawbreaker": The Peaches Christ Experience
Can you survive the cruel politics of high school? Are you more of a Fern Mayo or a Vylette? Does pink make you puke? There will be plenty to gag on when SF Sketchfest and Peaches Christ team up to kill the teen dream in a celebration of 90s teen cult-classic JAWBREAKER! Peaches and her drag queen “Flawless Four" will Rock You Like a Hurricane in a pre-show performance tribute before they are joined onstage by the film’s writer and director Darren Stein and the “Foxy” Julie Benz (Marcie Fox) as well as "Julie" herself Rebecca Gayheart, live and in person, followed by a 35mm screening of the film. Toodles! $25

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Julie Benz

Julie Benz is perhaps best known for her four-season run as Rita Bennett in “Dexter,” a role that earned her two Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.Benz has had starring, recurring and guest starring roles on a number of television series, including "Training Day", HAWAII FIVE-0, "Desperate Housewives,” “Defiance,” “No Ordinary Family,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Angel,” “Roswell,” “Supernatural” and “Law and Order.” She also appeared in several television movies and miniseries, including Stephen Spielberg’s “Taken,” “Ricochet,” “Sole Custody,” “Uncorked” and “The Long Shot.”Most recently, Benz starred in the horror film “Havenhurst.” Her additional feature film credits include "RAMBO", As Good As It Gets,” “Boondock Saints II,” “Jawbreaker,” "Punisher: War Zone,” “Saw V” and “Answers to Nothing.”Benz was raised in Pennsylvania and she is the youngest of three children, all of whom are accomplished ice skaters. She competed in the 1988 U.S. Championships in junior ice dancing before a crippling stress fracture at age 14 led her to the stage. Her first major role came at 16 in the George A. Romero horror film “Two Evil Eyes.” Later, she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from New York University, where she graduated in three years with honors and studied abroad in Moscow, enriching her appreciation for... Read More →
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Peaches Christ

Peaches Christ is a filmmaker and cult leader living in San Francisco.  Her infamous cult-movie events are self-produced at the Castro Theatre and regularly draw over 1,000 attendees to each new production.  Events have featured special guest stars John Waters, Cloris Leachman, Appolonia, Barry Bostwick, Pam Grier, and more... Read More →
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Darren Stein

Darren was raised in a celluloid family with grandparents who started a Hollywood film laboratory in 1961. He started using his father’s video camera at age ten, making short films that would become the subject of his acclaimed documentary PUT THE CAMERA ON ME, featured on “T... Read More →

Saturday January 20, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street San Francisco, CA 94114
Sunday, January 21


"Animal House" 40th Anniversary screening and cast and crew reunion
Whether you're Delta Tau Chi or Omega Theta Pi, you won't want to miss this 40th anniversary screening and reunion of the cast and director of "Animal House," a groundbreaking comedy classic with some of the best comedic performances of the 1970s. Come dressed in your best toga. Join the cast and crew for a screening and onstage conversation moderated by author and musician Paul Myers $25
Note: due to a scheduling conflict, Karen Allen will no longer be appearing.

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John Landis

John Landis began his career in the mailroom of 20th Century Fox Studios. A high school dropout, in 1969 18-year-old Landis made his way to Yugoslavia to work as a “gofer” on MGM’s Kelly’s Heroes. Remaining in Europe, Landis found work a an actor, dialogue coach, extra and stunt man in many of the “spaghetti” westerns being made in Spain at that time... Read More →
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Tim Matheson

Tim Matheson (born Timothy Lewis Matthieson; December 31, 1947) is an Americanactor, director and producer perhaps best known for his portrayal of the smooth talking‘Eric “Otter” Stratton’ in the 1978 comedy “Animal House,” but has had a variety of otherwell-known rol... Read More →
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Bruce McGill

Since D-Day and his Harley roared up the Delta House stairs in Animal House, Bruce McGill has been a memorable screen presence. He has appeared in over 150 films, tv movies and series spanning the last five decades. Throughout his career — from Lincoln to Law Abiding Citizen, from Collateral to My Cousin Vinny, from Miami Vice to MacGyver to The Insider — he has consistently received rave reviews for his stand-out performances, and shows no signs of slowing down.Bruce has just ended his 7th and final season of portraying Detective Vince Korsak on TNT's hit series Rizzoli... Read More →
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Mark Metcalf

Almost forty years ago Mark Metcalf entered into an alternative reality with alternative facts and alternative outcomes.  It was called Animal House, and compared to the present reality, facts, and potential outcomes, it was and is a much more fun, funny, and pleasant universe.  ... Read More →
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Paul Myers

Born in Toronto, Canada, and based in Berkeley, California, Paul Myers has worn many hats over the years, including journalist, author, broadcaster and musician, and has been a frequent guest and participant in SF Sketchfest, previously hosting Sketchfest events with David Byrne, and... Read More →
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Peter Riegert

PETER RIEGERT has been acting, writing, directing and producing for over 45 years. His movies include: ANIMAL HOUSE, LOCAL HERO, CROSSING DELANCEY, CHILLY SCENES OF WINTER, COLDBLOODED, UTZ, OSCAR, PASSED AWAY, THE MASK, TRAFFIC, WHITE IRISH DRINKERS, MIDDLETON and the short films THE WALK and THE RESPONSE, which received the ABA Silver Gavel and was short listed for an Academy nomination for live-action short. Television credits include: THE SOPRANOS, DAMAGES, GYPSY, BARBARIANS AT THE GATE, CONCEALED ENEMIES, LAW AND ORDER SVU, THE GOOD WIFE and ONE TREE HILL.On Broadway he was in THE OLD NEIGHBORHOOD, AN AMERICAN DAUGHTER, THE NERD and DANCE WITH ME. Off B'Way includes: SEXUAL PERVERSITY IN CHICAGO, THE BIRTHDAY PARTY, MOUTAIN LANGUAGE, ISN'T IT ROMANTIC and A ROSEN BY ANY OTHER NAME.His directorial film debut was the Academy nominated short BY COURIER, followed by his first feature, KING OF THE CORNER, with Isabella Rossellini, Eli Wallach, Rita Moreno, Beverly D'Angelo, Eric Bogosian and Dominic Chianese.Books on Tape include: THE YIDDISH POLICEMAN'S UNION by Michael Chabon; WHERE I'M CALLING FROM, (11 short stories) by Raymond Carver; BLACK MONEY and THE CHILL by Ross McDonald and THE LAWGIVER by Herman Wouk.He played Oscar Newman in David Simon's mini-series for HBO, SHOW ME A HERO, with Oscar Isaac and Catherine Keener, based on Lisa Belkin's non-fiction book of the same name, directed by Paul Haggis.AMERICAN PASTORAL directed and starring Ewan McGregor, with Jennifer Connolly, Dakota Fanning, David Strathairn, and Uzo Aduba... Read More →
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Martha Smith

Martha Smith first gained recognition in her debut as southern cheerleader “Babs Jansen”, rival to John Belushi's “Bluto”,  (“That boy is a P-I-G, pig!”) in the comedy blockbuster National Lampoon's Animal House.   Raised in a suburb of Detroit, it was Smith's early years modeling that first landed her in Los Angeles where her acting career was launched by a chance meeting with the head of casting at Universal... Read More →
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James Widdoes

Jamie Widdoes is the current series director of the sitcom MOM. Prior to this, he was the series director of TWO & A HALF MEN, directing over 150 episodes of the series. He’s had an extensive career in the multicam comedy world, directing pilots such as DAVE’S WORLD, TWO GUYS... Read More →

Sunday January 21, 2018 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street San Francisco, CA 94114