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Saturday, January 13
 

10:00pm

Workjuice Improv (SOLD OUT)
SF Sketchfest wouldn’t be complete without the WorkJuice Players, and this year is no exception. The cast of perennial favorites will take to the stage, sans scripts, and improvise a show based on monologues by fellow Workjuice Player, Busy Philipps! The players have mesmerized audiences around the world and will bring their incredible wit and hilarity to San Francisco for one show only. This is long form improv at its best! $30
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Performers
avatar for Craig Cackowski

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 W... Read More →
avatar for Mark Gagliardi

Mark Gagliardi

Mark Gagliardi is a WorkJuice Player whose rich baritone voice can be heard in most group songs. He would appear to really enjoy Scotch.
avatar for Marc Evan Jackson

Marc Evan Jackson

Photo by Shiloh StrongMarc Evan Jackson is a WorkJuice Player whom you might recognize from The Kings of Summer, 22 Jump Street, Parks & Recreation, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and every other television show in the year 2014. He thinks more is more and that music is easy. Also? He's... Read More →
avatar for Hal Lublin

Hal Lublin

In addition to providing a multitude of characters for the Thrilling Adventure Hour, Hal Lublin has provided voices to a number of films, television shows, videogames and commercials. He is one of the featured players and writers on The David Feldman Radio program and podcast, an... Read More →
avatar for Busy Philipps

Busy Philipps

Born in Oak Park, Ill on June 25, 1979 and raised in Scottsdale, AZ, actress Busy Philipps says she knew she wanted to act for as long as she can remember. At 18, she moved to Los Angeles to attend Loyola Marymount University and pursue acting as a career. She is known for roles... Read More →
avatar for Annie Savage

Annie Savage

Annie Savage has performed on stage in numerous sketch and improv shows, most notably as a Conservatory Grad from Second City, L.A. She was a troupe member on “National Lampoon’s National Sketch Show Tour” and wrote, produced and starred in the sketch show, “Stupid Annie... Read More →
avatar for Paul F. Tompkins

Paul F. Tompkins

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

Janet Varney

Janet Varney is an Emmy-Nominated actor, comedian, writer and producer. In the animation world, she is lucky enough to be the award-winning voice of Korra on Nickelodeon’s critically-acclaimed standout hit "The Legend of Korra," a role for which she continues to be invited to comic cons to give sweaty handshakes the world over. She can currently be seen fighting dark forces opposite John C. McGinley on indie darling IFC, in their horror-comedy from Dana Gould, "Stan Against Evil," and as the entitled and bitchy Becca on FXX’s "You’re the Worst" (consistently named as one of TV’s best current comedies). Janet is a regular performer on Paul F. Tompkins’ Spontaneanation podcast in addition to hosting her own podcast, Nerdist Network’s popular The JV Club with Janet Varney, where she interviews celebrities about their awkward teenage years. Onstage, Janet performs with Rachel Dratch, John Michael Higgins, Michael Hitchcock, Oscar Nunez and more in their improv supergroup Theme Park, and is a WorkJuice Player for the beloved Thrilling Adventure Hour. She is a writer/performer for Rifftrax with Mystery Science Theatre 3000’s Mike Nelson, Bill Corbett and Kevin Murphy, and can be seen on Geek... Read More →



Saturday January 13, 2018 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street San Francisco, CA 94110
 
Friday, January 19
 

7:30pm

Speechless SF
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.


Since 2013, Speechless has been selling out shows at comedy clubs and conferences all over the country and the world. Armed only with a laser pointer and a deck of random slides, presenters ranging from stand up comedians to software engineers put their talents to the test in the ultimate improvisational gauntlet--giving a presentation that they've never seen before. 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.


Fusing technology with comedy, Speechless is the entertainment experience for the Web 2.0 world.


With an opening set by Outside Dog. Hosted by Steve Ausburne.
$22

Performers
avatar for Scott Adsit

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-winnin... Read More →
avatar for Steve Ausburne

Steve Ausburne

Steve Ausburne’s first attempt at actual stand up comedy ended with him getting a lifetime ban from a church in Grant’s Pass, Oregon.  Launched by that successful start, Steve now peddles his comedic wares throughout California’s Bay Area in addition to producing a monthly showcase in Healdsburg - where wine country goes to hear poop jokes... Read More →
avatar for Outside Dog

Outside Dog

While most people dread a bad review, OUTSIDE DOG loves them!Do you have a cold take on a hot restaurant? Dying to share an unpopular opinion about a beloved film?  Ready to dish on your worst hotel experiences abroad?We want to hear it! After we listen to your story, we'll look... Read More →
avatar for Mary Holland

Mary Holland

Mary Holland performs regularly at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in LA. Television credits include "The Mindy Project," "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," "Comedy Bang Bang!," "Silicon Valley," and "Blunt Talk" on Starz. Film credits include "Mike and Dave Need Wedding D... Read More →
avatar for Maribeth Monroe

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 →



Friday January 19, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St. San Francisco, CA 94114

8:00pm

The Groundlings: Cookin' with GAS (SOLD OUT)
Since 1992 The Groundlings Main Company, Alumni and Sunday Companies have played together in the all-improv explosion that has become almost as much of an institution as the Groundlings Theatre itself! Based entirely on audience suggestions, the comic daredevils invent custom-made satire and song.  $25
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Performers
avatar for Brian Palermo

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 →
avatar for Edi Patterson

Edi Patterson

Edi plays Jen Abbott on VICE PRINCIPALS on HBO. (Season 2 out later this year.) Other credits include BLACK-ISH (recurring), FX’s PARTNERS (series regular), CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, BAJILLION DOLLAR PROPERTIES, THE LEAGUE, TWO BROKE GIRLS, WEEDS, CALIFORNICATION, indie horror come... Read More →
avatar for Jim Rash

Jim Rash

Jim Rash was a series regular on NBC’s COMMUNITY, playing "Dean Pelton." Other televison credits include THAT 70s 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 with... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Schurga

Lisa Schurga

Lisa is originally from Rockland, Massachusetts. As a child she did a lot of commercials in the bathroom mirror and probably would have sold a ton of haircare products if they were televised. Lisa is excited to play an awkward Boston sistah in the new show, BUZZY'S on TBS. She has also appeared in MODERN FAMILY, BENCHED, FRESH OFF THE BOAT... Read More →
avatar for Mindy Sterling

Mindy Sterling

Mindy Sterling is best known for her character portrayal of “Frau Farbissina” in The Austin Powers Trilogy. A veteran improviser and improv teacher and director, she honed those skills with the Groundlings in Los Angeles.  She will reprise her role as “mom” on FXX’s hit... Read More →
avatar for Gary Anthony Williams

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 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street San Francisco, CA 94111

10:00pm

Don't Watch This Show Live! / Fashion Show at Lunch
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!Don't Watch This Show LIVE is like if SNL had a baby with Funny or Die. Its high energy sketches, video and stand up. The show won SF Weekly's Best Comedy Variety series. $15

Performers
avatar for Don't Watch This Show Live!

Don't Watch This Show Live!

DWTSLive is SNL meets Funny or Die meets San Francisco comedy. Founded in 2012 by Bert DiVietri and Ryan Cronin this show is a non stop laughfest. Videos, improv, stand up and sketches all come together for this group.
avatar for Fashion Show at Lunch

Fashion Show at Lunch

Fashion Show at Lunch was formed when one UCB performer wondered, what happens if I put all of my favorite female improvisors on one team? Fashion Show at Lunch has performed at L.A. Indie Improv Festival, various UCB Mainstage shows and at over 50 indie shows in less than a year... Read More →
avatar for Megan Simon

Megan Simon

Megan Simon is a comedy musician from Austin, TX living in Los Angeles, CA. Her songs range from folksy to emo and everywhere in between, with a common theme of self-deprecation.She has performed in festivals all around the country, including Hell Yes Fest (NOLA), New York City S... Read More →


Friday January 19, 2018 10:00pm - 11:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Saturday, January 20
 

4:00pm

Playhouse Masterpieces with Neil & Paul
Neil Campbell ("Comedy Bang! Bang!") and Paul Rust ("Love") present a never-before-seen semi-improvised play of great artistic importance. Experience an evening of legitimate theatre featuring themes and layers and like metaphors and stuff, like smart things that actually matter, unlike so much of the drivel you see these days. Featuring Mary Holland ("Veep") and Mike Hanford ("The Birthday Boys"). $25

Performers
avatar for Neil Campbell

Neil Campbell

Neil Campbell is a writer and performer from Los Angeles, California.  Writing credits include "Comedy Bang! Bang!" (Head Writer and Executive Producer), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "The Simpsons," the 2016 Academy Awards (host: Chris Rock), the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards (host Andy Samberg) and more... Read More →
avatar for Mike Hanford

Mike Hanford

Mike Hanford is an L.A.-based comedian who has appeared on "Love," "Comedy Bang Bang," "Conan," "Portlandia" and "Bajillion Dollar Propertie$." He’s also a member of the sketch comedy group The Birthday Boys--creators of the IFC sketch comedy series "The Birthday Boys" (produce... Read More →
avatar for Mary Holland

Mary Holland

Mary Holland performs regularly at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in LA. Television credits include "The Mindy Project," "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," "Comedy Bang Bang!," "Silicon Valley," and "Blunt Talk" on Starz. Film credits include "Mike and Dave Need Wedding D... Read More →
avatar for Paul Rust

Paul Rust

Paul Rust is an actor, writer and improviser born in Le Mars, Iowa. He currently stars in "Love" which he co-created with Lesley Arfin and Judd Apatow.



Saturday January 20, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St. San Francisco, CA 94114

8:00pm

The Groundlings: The Crazy Uncle Joe Show (SOLD OUT)
Come and see one of LA's longest running long-form improvisation shows without leaving the foggy comfort of the Bay Area! 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." For this SF Sketchfest edition, they welcome special guest improviser Minnie Driver! $25
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Performers
avatar for Jordan Black

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 Cleveland Show" and he’s been seen and heard on "Arrested Development," "Family Tree," "Community," "Key... Read More →
avatar for Minnie Driver

Minnie Driver

Minnie Driver first came to the attention of audiences and critics alike in 1995 for her critically acclaimed performance in “Circle of Friends,” in which she starred with Chris O’Donnell.   She went on to earn Oscar and Screen Actors Guild nominations, both in the category of Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for Miramax’s award-winning feature, “Good Will Hunting,” directed by Gus Van Sant... Read More →
avatar for Brian Palermo

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 →
avatar for Edi Patterson

Edi Patterson

Edi plays Jen Abbott on VICE PRINCIPALS on HBO. (Season 2 out later this year.) Other credits include BLACK-ISH (recurring), FX’s PARTNERS (series regular), CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, BAJILLION DOLLAR PROPERTIES, THE LEAGUE, TWO BROKE GIRLS, WEEDS, CALIFORNICATION, indie horror come... Read More →
avatar for Jim Rash

Jim Rash

Jim Rash was a series regular on NBC’s COMMUNITY, playing "Dean Pelton." Other televison credits include THAT 70s 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 with... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Schurga

Lisa Schurga

Lisa is originally from Rockland, Massachusetts. As a child she did a lot of commercials in the bathroom mirror and probably would have sold a ton of haircare products if they were televised. Lisa is excited to play an awkward Boston sistah in the new show, BUZZY'S on TBS. She has also appeared in MODERN FAMILY, BENCHED, FRESH OFF THE BOAT... Read More →
avatar for Mindy Sterling

Mindy Sterling

Mindy Sterling is best known for her character portrayal of “Frau Farbissina” in The Austin Powers Trilogy. A veteran improviser and improv teacher and director, she honed those skills with the Groundlings in Los Angeles.  She will reprise her role as “mom” on FXX’s hit... Read More →



Saturday January 20, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street San Francisco, CA 94111

10:00pm

The Black Version
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 Nyima Funk, Daniele Gaither, Phil LaMarr, Gary Anthony Williams, Cedric Yarbrough, 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


Due to a change in schedule, Karen Maruyama will no longer be appearing.

Performers
avatar for Jordan Black

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 Cleveland Show" and he’s been seen and heard on "Arrested Development," "Family Tree," "Community," "Key... Read More →
avatar for Nyima Funk

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 →
avatar for Daniele Gaither

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 Min... Read More →
avatar for Phil LaMarr

Phil LaMarr

A Los Angeles native, Phil is an alumnus of Yale University and The Groundlings where he worked alongside such comedic stars as Jennifer Coolidge, Kathy Griffin and Will Ferrell. Phil is best known as one of the original cast members of Mad TV and as "Marvin" in "Pulp Fiction."In... Read More →
avatar for Gary Anthony Williams

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 →
avatar for Cedric Yarbrough

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 Sm... Read More →



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

10:00pm

Wild Horses: The Perspective
Wild Horses is a longform improv team made up of four best friends: Stephanie Allynne (Amazon's One Mississippi), Mary Holland (Starz' Blunt Talk), Lauren Lapkus (Orange is the New Black, Jurassic World), and Erin Whitehead (HBO's Animals). In their long-running show, The Perspective, they get cozy with a special celebrity guest -- Lucy Davis (BBC's The Office, Wonder Woman) --  in an engaging, hilarious, and candid conversation, followed by an improv set. It's kinda like The View...but the women are friends...plus drinking. $30
Due to a change in her schedule, Minnie Driver is no longer appearing. Lucy Davis has been added.

Performers
avatar for Stephanie Allynne

Stephanie Allynne

Stephanie Allynne is a writer and actor on the Amazon series "One Mississippi," plays Joey on Adult Swim's "Dream Corp, LLC," and is currently developing a show for HBO. Stephanie can be seen in the upcoming features "The Runaround," "Please Stand By," "And Punching the Clown," as well as in David Lynch's new "Twin Peaks" on Showtime. Some past credits include: "In A World," "People Places Things," "The Mindy Project," "The League," "Happy Endings," "Maron," "2 Broke Girls," "Key... Read More →
avatar for Lucy Davis

Lucy Davis

Lucy’s first job as an actress was at the age of 20, when she played Maria Lucas in the BBC/A&E adaptation of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, with Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle. A few years later, she starred in the Golden Globe winning BBC comedy THE OFFICE, playing DAWN TINSLEY. Shortly after this she played DIANNE in Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright’s zombie movie SHAUN OF THE... Read More →
avatar for Mary Holland

Mary Holland

Mary Holland performs regularly at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in LA. Television credits include "The Mindy Project," "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," "Comedy Bang Bang!," "Silicon Valley," and "Blunt Talk" on Starz. Film credits include "Mike and Dave Need Wedding D... Read More →
avatar for Lauren Lapkus

Lauren Lapkus

Lauren Lapkus is an actress and improviser best known for her role as Susan Fischer on Netflix's Orange is the New Black, which won her a SAG award in 2014. Most recently, you can see her in JURASSIC WORLD, as Vivian, a character that provides brilliant comic relief in the film, which has broken records with a worldwide box office of $1,670,400,637 to date.Lauren wrote and starred in her own 30 minute Netflix comedy special as part of the series, The Characters. Other episodes in the series feature top comedians including Paul Downs, John Early and Kate Berlant. She will next be seen recurring on the upcoming HBO series Crashing, produced by Judd Apatow.Lauren's other credits include series regular roles on the series Clipped for TBS and Are you There, Chelsea? for NBC. She recurred on Showtime's House of Lies and has appeared... Read More →
avatar for Erin Whitehead

Erin Whitehead

Erin Whitehead is a Los Angeles based writer and performer originally from Massachusetts. She's performed on Upright Citizens Brigade Harold Night and guest performed/written on multiple UCB shows including her monthly show Wild Horses: The Perspective. TV credits include HBO's... Read More →



Saturday January 20, 2018 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre 609 Sutter Street San Francisco, CA 94102

11:00pm

Fashion Show at Lunch / Gringos presents: El Chisme / Living Impaired (SOLD OUT)
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
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Performers
avatar for Gringos present: El Chisme

Gringos present: El Chisme

Gringos is a Latinx indie improv team performing long-form improv across Los Angeles. Come laugh with the crazy Latin family you wish you had!
avatar for Felicia Folkes

Felicia Folkes

Felicia Folkes is a writer and comedian with a hilariously candid and unconventional point of view. She has been seen on Comedy Central and can be found performing all over her native city of Los Angeles; from The World Famous Comedy Store, to The Hollywood Improv, to the weekly... Read More →
avatar for Living Impaired

Living Impaired

Living Impaired (Toby Dixon, Clay Stafford, Kelly Noelke and Micke Tong) is an SF-based sketch comedy group that has been causing an uproar since 2011. True to its Mission roots, Living Impaired has a reputation for high-energy, renegade comedy. Loaded with props and zero awareness of stage boundaries, a good time is always had by all... Read More →
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Fashion Show at Lunch

Fashion Show at Lunch was formed when one UCB performer wondered, what happens if I put all of my favorite female improvisors on one team? Fashion Show at Lunch has performed at L.A. Indie Improv Festival, various UCB Mainstage shows and at over 50 indie shows in less than a year... Read More →



Saturday January 20, 2018 11:00pm - Sunday January 21, 2018 12:30am
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St. San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Sunday, January 21
 

7:00pm

Gringos presents: El Chisme / Karate Karate / Odell & DeJong (SOLD OUT)
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
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Performers
avatar for Gringos present: El Chisme

Gringos present: El Chisme

Gringos is a Latinx indie improv team performing long-form improv across Los Angeles. Come laugh with the crazy Latin family you wish you had!
avatar for Odell & DeJong

Odell & DeJong

Nicole Odell and Christopher DeJong met when they performed together in the Leela Improv Theater Co. staff ensemble in San Francisco, and decided to start a duo improv project. Odell and DeJong performed in the San Francisco Improv Festival in 2017, and has performed in San Franc... Read More →
avatar for Karate Karate

Karate Karate

Karate Karate is a Maude team from UCBTLA with a strong absurd voice.
avatar for Liam McEneaney

Liam McEneaney

Originally from New York City, Liam McEneaney is considered by many to be one of the country’s top comedians, in addition to his work as a top writer and producer. Starting with a college tour at the age of 19, he has headlined across the United States and throughout Europe. At the age of 24, he was tapped to appear on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend. He spent two seasons as a regular panelist on Vh1’s Best Week Ever, and more recently, he appeared on IFC doing stand-up on their interstitial series Comedy Drop. He also appeared on the Showtime special Caroline Rhea... Read More →



Sunday January 21, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St. San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm

Audible presents The Bat: Improv in the Dark
Record live for Audible, hosts Cole Stratton and Janet Varney and four guest improvisers will create a world before your very ears, as they'll perform the entire thing in the dark! Characters, conflicts, sound effects and more will be vocally winged based upon your suggestions.  $25

Performers
avatar for Scott Adsit

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-winnin... Read More →
avatar for John Ross Bowie

John Ross Bowie

JOHN ROSS BOWIE plays Jimmy Dimeo on ABC’S Speechless. Other appearances include The Big Bang Theory, Veep, Episodes, Love, Fresh off the Boat and a lot of shows where you think he’s the killer but then it turns out he’s not.
avatar for Lucy Davis

Lucy Davis

Lucy’s first job as an actress was at the age of 20, when she played Maria Lucas in the BBC/A&E adaptation of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, with Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle. A few years later, she starred in the Golden Globe winning BBC comedy THE OFFICE, playing DAWN TINSLEY. Shortly after this she played DIANNE in Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright’s zombie movie SHAUN OF THE... Read More →
avatar for Cole Stratton

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 →
avatar for Janet Varney

Janet Varney

Janet Varney is an Emmy-Nominated actor, comedian, writer and producer. In the animation world, she is lucky enough to be the award-winning voice of Korra on Nickelodeon’s critically-acclaimed standout hit "The Legend of Korra," a role for which she continues to be invited to comic cons to give sweaty handshakes the world over. She can currently be seen fighting dark forces opposite John C. McGinley on indie darling IFC, in their horror-comedy from Dana Gould, "Stan Against Evil," and as the entitled and bitchy Becca on FXX’s "You’re the Worst" (consistently named as one of TV’s best current comedies). Janet is a regular performer on Paul F. Tompkins’ Spontaneanation podcast in addition to hosting her own podcast, Nerdist Network’s popular The JV Club with Janet Varney, where she interviews celebrities about their awkward teenage years. Onstage, Janet performs with Rachel Dratch, John Michael Higgins, Michael Hitchcock, Oscar Nunez and more in their improv supergroup Theme Park, and is a WorkJuice Player for the beloved Thrilling Adventure Hour. She is a writer/performer for Rifftrax with Mystery Science Theatre 3000’s Mike Nelson, Bill Corbett and Kevin Murphy, and can be seen on Geek... Read More →
avatar for Gary Anthony Williams

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 →



Sunday January 21, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street San Francisco, CA 94111
 
Thursday, January 25
 

7:00pm

Basement Party / Dopetown 3000 / TSTMRKT
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

Performers
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Dopetown 3000

Dopetown 3000 is non-stop hip hop comedy greatness—the future of rap comedy! Zora Bikangaga + Shaun Fisher + Greg Smith = DT3K
avatar for Matt O'Brien

Matt O'Brien

Matt O’Brien has been featured on MTV, Variety, Comedy Network, CBC, Odd Squad on PBS, MuchMusic, and San Francisco Sketchfest.He wrote and performed his own hour long special on The Comedy Network in Canada and in 2017 he performed his third TV gala at the Just For Laughs fest... Read More →
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Basement Party

The true story of 8 - 14 strangers picked to be in a sketch comedy group together, and keep trying to have their lives seen by a paying audience. Find out what happens when artists stop being S.H.I.T. Show and start being Basement Party.
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TSTMRKT

TSTMRKT has been a "thing" since 2001 and calls Las Vegas "home," even though the birth of Test Market actually happened on a Greyhound bus, somewhere around Indiana.  It's a really long story and if you corner me with a free drink, I'll tell it to you in graphic detail.



Thursday January 25, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St. San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Friday, January 26
 

7:00pm

Arcade Currency / Jackson Soup / k3wlAZN420 (SOLD OUT)
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
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Performers
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Arcade Currency

Arcade Currency is an all male, all black improv team who met at UCB in LA. With an unmistakable witty swagger, and love for giving each other a hard time, our goal is to bring you to your knees with laughter. Ya dig?
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Cooper Van Grol

Cooper has been all over the place, both geographically and emotionally, and is able to illustrate this poignantly with his comedy- which makes watching him like riding a rollercoaster that you’re not quite sure is up to code, but once you’re off it you realize the fear of go... Read More →
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k3wlAZN420

Coming to you straight out of Hollyweird, we are the k3wlest team around, ready to bring you laughs based off crazy internet stories!
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Jackson Soup

Pamela Hawley is an actress, improviser, dancer and singer with over 100 performances in San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles. She is an improviser trained by The Groundlings and Second City Chicago, a graduate of the Upright Citizens Brigade, and a BATS improv player. Her experience includes solo and group singing, voiceovers, sketch, theatre and television. In 2016 and 2017, she opened with Jackson Soup for the Chicago Improv Festival. In 2015, she opened at the San Francisco Improv Festival with Leela’s Armando Company and its founder, Armando Diaz. Also, in 2015, she performed with Leela’s Armando Company at the SF Sketchfest. Pamela has created two improv groups: The Hills Are Alive with the Sound of Improv, a fully improvised musical inspired by The Sound of Music; and Jackson Soup, an improv duo... Read More →



Friday January 26, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St. San Francisco, CA 94102

7:30pm

The Improvised Shakespeare Company (SOLD OUT)
The Improvised Shakespeare Company, founded in 2005, entertains audiences around the globe and sells out their recurring limited engagements in New York and LA just from word of mouth and email “advertising”. The ISC has been featured at festivals and events around the county, including Outside Lands in San Francisco, where Sir Patrick Stewart famously played with the group. The company performs a two-act a fully improvised play in Elizabethan style using the language and themes of William Shakespeare, inspired by one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written). $39
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Performers
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The Improvised Shakespeare Company

The Improvised Shakespeare Company, founded in 2005, entertains audiences around the globe and sells out their recurring limited engagements in New York and LA just from word of mouth and email “advertising”.  The ISC has been featured at festivals and events around the county, including Outside Lands in San Francisco, where Sir Patrick Stewart famously played with the group... Read More →



Friday January 26, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street San Francisco, CA 94110

9:00pm

Chinese Ballroom / Dopetown 3000 / Living Impaired (SOLD OUT)
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
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Performers
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Dopetown 3000

Dopetown 3000 is non-stop hip hop comedy greatness—the future of rap comedy! Zora Bikangaga + Shaun Fisher + Greg Smith = DT3K
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Chinese Ballroom

Chinese Ballroom has performed a signature mix of short and long-form improv for eight years. Made up of sketch writers, 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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Living Impaired

Living Impaired (Toby Dixon, Clay Stafford, Kelly Noelke and Micke Tong) is an SF-based sketch comedy group that has been causing an uproar since 2011. True to its Mission roots, Living Impaired has a reputation for high-energy, renegade comedy. Loaded with props and zero awareness of stage boundaries, a good time is always had by all... Read More →
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Marcus Williams

Marcus Williams is stand-up comedian posing as a structural engineer during business hours. He was a semi-finalist in the 2016 Sacramento Comedy Festival and has performed at the San Francisco Punchline, Cobb's Comedy Club, all over New York, Denver and several other locations wi... Read More →



Friday January 26, 2018 9:00pm - 10:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St. San Francisco, CA 94102

10:00pm

UCB East (Women & Men) vs. UCB West (The Dragons): The Convergence (SOLD OUT)
Setting aside their cross country big city beef for ONE NIGHT ONLY, improv house teams from UCB New York and UCB LA come together to create on the spot gloriousness. In this show, The Dragons from LA and Women and Men from New York City perform a Convergence. Two scenes begin. Slowly their realities begin to blend together until one can no longer exist without the other. Worlds collide. Oh, the drama (and the comedy). $20
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Performers
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The Dragons

The Dragons are a veteran Harold team in its fourth year, currently performing on Monday nights at the UCB Franklin Theatre in Los Angeles. Team members include Dickie Copeland, Jacob Womack, Ronnie Adrian, Joel Jensen, Ryan Rosenberg, Ali Ghandour, Emily Durrett, and Jessica Jardine. Their combined credits include appearances on Key... Read More →
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Women & Men

Women & Men is a house improv team at the Upright Citizen Brigade Theater in New York. Formed in 2014, the team quickly became a favorite of Harold Night, UCB's weekly improv showcase. In 2017 they began headlining their own Saturday night show at UCB, Women & Men; Party Jumpin.' ... Read More →



Friday January 26, 2018 10:00pm - 11:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Saturday, January 27
 

4:00pm

Gravid Water / Zoo Zoo
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 improvisers 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 improvisers improvise, with no prior knowledge of the scenes. The show is created and directed by Stephen Ruddy.  $25

Performers
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Paget Brewster

Paget Brewster stars as Emily Prentiss on the wildly popular CBS show “Criminal Minds”. She also joined the cast of “Community” for season 6 on Yahoo as Greendale’s CFO Frankie Dart. She  plays the morphine-addicted matriarch Dodo on Comedy Central’s series “Another Period” and can be seen and heard as boozy medium Sadie Doyle in the long running stage show/podcast “The Thrilling Adventure Hour”.Brewster is also recognized for guest roles on “Friends”, “2 ½ Men,” “Law... 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... Read More →
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Jerry Minor

Jerry Minor is a UCB regular and performs in ASSSSCAT and COMEDY BANG BANG.  A comedy veteran, he has performed at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and the Toronto Comedy Festival.Jerry was raised in Flint, MI but kick-started his comedy career in Detroit when Second City opened a theatre there. He was in the inaugural main stage cast and the first to do a Second City "hat trick," performing in company reviews at every stage (Chicago, Chicago ETC and... 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... Read More →
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Stephen Ruddy

Since 2004, Stephen Ruddy has directed the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre’s Gravid Water, both in New York and LA, featuring Amy Poehler, David Cross, Jason Sudeikis, Megan Mullally, Michael Cera, Scott Adsit, Rachel Dratch, and other theater and comedy luminaries. Stephen is... Read More →
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Julie Sharbutt

JULIE SHARBUTT is an actor, writer and director from New York, currently living in Los Angeles. Her feature film directorial debut MOVED is currently available on Amazon. Other film credits include MALADIES, THE WEEKEND, THE LAST DAY OF AUGUST. TV credits include I'M DYING UP HER... Read More →
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Ptolemy Slocum

Ptolemy currently plays Sylvester on HBO's "Westworld" and Tibor on ABC's "Inhumans."  Other credits include "The Wire"  "Adam Ruins Everything," "Looking," "How I Met Your Mother," "Veep," "Nurse Jackie," "The Sopranos," and "Wonder Showzen."  In addition to acting, Ptolemy perf... Read More →
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Shelly Slocum

Shelly Slocum is an actress and writer in Los Angeles. Last year alone she has been in "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Battle of the Sexes" and the upcoming season of "Arrested Development." Shelly performed in various improv and sketch shows at UCB and The PIT in New York and continues... 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, and regular appearances in MTV’s Human Giant. He has appeared in such movies as Semi-Pro, Old School, Bad Santa, Road Trip, and Elf. He also wrote and starred in the cult indie-comedy Martin... Read More →
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Zoo Zoo

Zoo Zoo is a UCB Harold Team from Los Angeles. Formed in 2015, they've performed weekly at UCB LA on Harold Night as well as at the Del Close Marathon in New York. Known for their hilarious shows, chock full of group support, Zoo Zoo is an LA favorite who knows how to have fun! ... Read More →



Saturday January 27, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street San Francisco, CA 94110

7:00pm

k3wlAZN420 / Luxury Cruise Singles Mixer / The Truce (SOLD OUT)
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
Outta Towne is no longer able to appear at the festival. The Truce has been added.
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Performers
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Sam Ike

Sam Ike is a comedian from Boston. His unique stage presence and observations have entertained audiences everywhere. He's appeared in the Rogue Island Comedy Festival, Accidental Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Festival and the Second City/NBC Universal Breakout Festival in Chicag... Read More →
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k3wlAZN420

Coming to you straight out of Hollyweird, we are the k3wlest team around, ready to bring you laughs based off crazy internet stories!
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Luxury Cruise Singles Mixer

Fast paced and fun, the Luxury Cruisers take the audience on a narrative journey from their living room, to an exotic port of all. Character relationships reveal a day in the life of this port, marring the line between fantasy and realism as the Cruisers jump forward and back alo... Read More →
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The Truce

The Truce is a Los Angeles based sketch comedy team. The Truce was formed in 2016 as a main stage house team at the famed iO West Theater where they currently performs on the 4th Sunday of every month. The Truce loves each other almost as much as they love sketch comedy. Their di... Read More →



Saturday January 27, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St. San Francisco, CA 94102

7:00pm

Upright Citizens Brigade: ASSSSCAT (SOLD OUT)
SF Sketchfest is proud to host a special performance of one of the comedy world's most influential and iconic live shows: Upright Citizens Brigade’s A.S.S.S.S.C.A.T. This popular weekly long-form improv show will feature UCB founding members Matt Besser, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh. They will be joined by guest improvisers and UCB theatre regulars Jon Gabrus and Jessica McKenna along with "Saturday Night Live" alumnus Horatio Sanz. The improvisers will base their scenes off of monologues from special guest monologist David Wain (The State, Wet Hot American Summer).. $35
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Performers
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Matt Besser

Raised 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 in 1991, he became a founding member of the sketch group “Upright Citizens Brigade,” and with them he has performed and written stage productions including “Virtual Reality”, “Conference on the Future of Happiness”, “Thunderball”, “Bucket of Truth”, “Big Dirty Hands”, “Punch Your Friend in the Face”, “The Real Real World”, and “Saigon Suicide Squad” (winner of Best Sketch at 1996 U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen). He has directed stage productions including “Feature Feature”, “Immortal Combat”, “Sidecarrin’” (1998 U.S.C.A.F), and Todd Barry in “Icky” (2001 U.S.C.A.F). Besser’s one-man shows include: “How Much I Lied”, “May I Help You Dumbass?”, “Don’t Be A Dick”, and “RUhi?”. As a stand-up, he participated in the first USCAF. His most recent one-man show is called “Woo Pig Sooie!” and concerns his battles with God. As an improviser he was a member of Chicago’s “The Family” and is forever a member of “Asssscat” the longest running and greatest improv show in the history of the world.In 1996 the UCB moved to NYC and produced their sketch show “Upright Citizens Brigade” for three seasons (’98 – 2000) on Comedy Central. In fall of 2005 the UCB premiered their improv show “Asssscat: Improv” on Bravo. With the success of the TV show, the UCB opened their own comedy theater and improv school which operates two theaters in NYC, and one in LA. After the UCB TV show , Matt teamed up with Method Man... 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... Read More →
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Jessica McKenna

Jessica was born in Richard Nixon's hometown, Yorba Linda, CA and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL -- that sweet John Hughes suburb of Chicago. She can be seen regularly performing at UCB with improv juggernaut, ASSSSCAT and the musical improv team Magic to Do. She has also toured and performed with ASSSSCAT at notable comedy festivals including SXSW and SF Sketchfest. Jessica starred in the 2016 Fox/Lonely Island sketch series, Party Over Here as well as the 2017 ABC pilot Jalen vs. Everybody (which aired on ESPN... 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... Read More →
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Horatio Sanz

Horatio Sanz is an actor and a comedian. He made us laugh and think with characters such as Gobi the stoner and Jasper Hahn the perverted children’s cartoonist on "Saturday Night Live." You may have seen him in the Comedy Central series "Big Lake" with former SNL cast-mate Chri... Read More →
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David Wain

David Wain is the director of A Futile and Stupid Gesture, a biopic about National Lampoon founder Doug Kenney, which debuts on Netflix January 26, 2018.  Previously he directed and co-wrote the feature films Wet Hot American Summer, The Ten, Role Models, Wanderlust, and They Came Together.On television, he served as executive producer, writer, director and occasional guest star of the Emmy Award winning Adult Swim series "Childrens Hospital" as well as its spin-off "Newsreaders." He also was creator and co-star of four other... 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, and regular appearances in MTV’s Human Giant. He has appeared in such movies as Semi-Pro, Old School, Bad Santa, Road Trip, and Elf. He also wrote and starred in the cult indie-comedy Martin... Read More →



Saturday January 27, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm
The Nourse 275 Hayes Street San Francisco, CA 94102

7:30pm

The Improvised Shakespeare Company (SOLD OUT)
The Improvised Shakespeare Company, founded in 2005, entertains audiences around the globe and sells out their recurring limited engagements in New York and LA just from word of mouth and email “advertising”. The ISC has been featured at festivals and events around the county, including Outside Lands in San Francisco, where Sir Patrick Stewart famously played with the group. The company performs a two-act a fully improvised play in Elizabethan style using the language and themes of William Shakespeare, inspired by one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written).“Set aside your preconceptions about Shakespearean theater. It’s not all pretentious, puffy-garbed players trained to speak foreign English at the Raised Hand School of Acting. IO Chicago’s rollicking hit show “Improvised Shakespeare” is smart and knowing enough to delight Elizabethan drama fans and charming enough to win over the most avowed Anglophobes. – Centerstage Chicago $39
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.


Performers
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The Improvised Shakespeare Company

The Improvised Shakespeare Company, founded in 2005, entertains audiences around the globe and sells out their recurring limited engagements in New York and LA just from word of mouth and email “advertising”.  The ISC has been featured at festivals and events around the county, including Outside Lands in San Francisco, where Sir Patrick Stewart famously played with the group... Read More →



Saturday January 27, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre 609 Sutter Street San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm

White Women presents: Your Token Friend (SOLD OUT)
White Women Presents: Your Token FriendWhite Women is an all-black group made up of the token black friends of every white comedian in Los Angeles, so they are the authorities on this particular experience. In this show, White Women invites a guest token friend monologist to share their stories on being the lone minority, and then will do improv based off of those stories. In the second half, the guest jumps in for a set, cementing their status as an honorary White Woman. Previous guests have included Lamorne Morris, Natasha Rothwell, Reggie Watts, Tim Meadows and more! $15
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Performers
avatar for Jerry Minor

Jerry Minor

Jerry Minor is a UCB regular and performs in ASSSSCAT and COMEDY BANG BANG.  A comedy veteran, he has performed at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and the Toronto Comedy Festival.Jerry was raised in Flint, MI but kick-started his comedy career in Detroit when Second City opened a theatre there. He was in the inaugural main stage cast and the first to do a Second City "hat trick," performing in company reviews at every stage (Chicago, Chicago ETC and... Read More →
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White Women

As the name obviously suggests, "White Women" is a group of all-black male improvisers from Los Angeles. They are regulars at UCB LA where they have been performing since 2013, and have also performed at tons of festivals across the country. If you sleep on them, they'll do a bac... Read More →



Saturday January 27, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street San Francisco, CA 94102

10:00pm

Facebook Improv
Running for more than 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. $35


Due to a change in schedule, Rob Riggle will no longer be appearing. Nick Kroll has been added.

Performers
avatar for Owen Burke

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 An... Read More →
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Chad Carter

Chad Carter is a writer and improvisor based in LA. He has written/produced for The Daily Show, Funny or Die, and most recently the Detour on TBS. Chad Carter is a trained physicist.
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Nick Kroll

Nick Kroll is an actor, writer and producer. He most recently co-created and voices numerous roles on the Netflix animated series "Big Mouth," which has been heralded by the Hollywood Reporter as "sweet, progressive and breathtakingly filthy.” He recently wrapped productions on... Read More →
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Jack McBrayer

Jack McBrayer is an Emmy nominated actor most known for his portrayal of Kenneth the Page on NBC's 30 ROCK. Some of his film credits include FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL, TALLADEGA NIGHTS: THE BALLAD OF RICKY BOBBY, THE CAMPAIGN, COOTIES, and THEY CAME TOGETHER. Jack can most recent... 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."
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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 For... Read More →



Saturday January 27, 2018 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre 609 Sutter Street San Francisco, CA 94102

10:00pm

Theme Park Improv (SOLD OUT)
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 special guest monologist Paget Brewster ("Criminal Minds"). After a streak of sold-out shows, they return to SF Sketchfest with a stellar lineup: Rachel Dratch (“Saturday Night Live”), Michael Hitchcock ("Best in Show"), John Michael Higgins ("Pitch Perfect"), Thomas Lennon ("Reno 911!"), Jessica Makinson ("Halfway Home"), Oscar Nunez ("The Office") Cole Stratton (Pop My Culture podcast) and Janet Varney ("Burning Love"). This will be a show you won’t soon forget! $30
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.


Performers
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Ian Brennan

Ian Brennan is Co-Creator and Executive Producer of  “Scream Queens” and “Glee,” which ran for six seasons on FOX and for which he is the recipient of two Golden Globe Awards. As an actor, he has performed at Playwrights' Horizons, the Vineyard Theatre and MCC Theatre in New York, as well as the Steppenwolf and Goodman Theatres in his hometown of Chicago. Ian performs weekly at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in LA as part of Harold Night with his team... Read More →
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Paget Brewster

Paget Brewster stars as Emily Prentiss on the wildly popular CBS show “Criminal Minds”. She also joined the cast of “Community” for season 6 on Yahoo as Greendale’s CFO Frankie Dart. She  plays the morphine-addicted matriarch Dodo on Comedy Central’s series “Another Period” and can be seen and heard as boozy medium Sadie Doyle in the long running stage show/podcast “The Thrilling Adventure Hour”.Brewster is also recognized for guest roles on “Friends”, “2 ½ Men,” “Law... Read More →
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Rachel Dratch

Rachel Dratch was a cast member on "Saturday Night Live" for 7 years. Before that she was on the Mainstage of Second City Chicago for four years, where she wrote and performed with Adam McKay, Scott Adsit, and Tina Fey. She appeared in a bunch of TV shows, including "King of Quee... Read More →
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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 o... 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 “D... Read More →
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Thomas Lennon

THOMAS LENNON is a writer and actor from Oak Park, Illinois.  He attended the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, where he joined the influential sketch comedy group The State.  The State’s hit television series ran on MTV for three seasons and received an Ace Award nomination for best comedy series... Read More →
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Jessica Makinson

Jessica Makinson is an LA based actor/improviser/writer/director. She has been a series regular on ‘South Park’, ‘Halfway Home’ and ‘Trigger Happy TV’, all for Comedy Central. Other credits include ‘The Great Indoors’, ‘Maron’ and ‘Modern Family’. As an al... 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 th... 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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Janet Varney

Janet Varney is an Emmy-Nominated actor, comedian, writer and producer. In the animation world, she is lucky enough to be the award-winning voice of Korra on Nickelodeon’s critically-acclaimed standout hit "The Legend of Korra," a role for which she continues to be invited to comic cons to give sweaty handshakes the world over. She can currently be seen fighting dark forces opposite John C. McGinley on indie darling IFC, in their horror-comedy from Dana Gould, "Stan Against Evil," and as the entitled and bitchy Becca on FXX’s "You’re the Worst" (consistently named as one of TV’s best current comedies). Janet is a regular performer on Paul F. Tompkins’ Spontaneanation podcast in addition to hosting her own podcast, Nerdist Network’s popular The JV Club with Janet Varney, where she interviews celebrities about their awkward teenage years. Onstage, Janet performs with Rachel Dratch, John Michael Higgins, Michael Hitchcock, Oscar Nunez and more in their improv supergroup Theme Park, and is a WorkJuice Player for the beloved Thrilling Adventure Hour. She is a writer/performer for Rifftrax with Mystery Science Theatre 3000’s Mike Nelson, Bill Corbett and Kevin Murphy, and can be seen on Geek... Read More →



Saturday January 27, 2018 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street San Francisco, CA 94110

10:00pm

UCB East (Women & Men) vs. UCB West (The Dragons): Harold Competition (SOLD OUT)
It's Upright Citizens Brigade East vs. West! Watch as two of the best of their respective theaters battle it out in Harold competition, judged by founding UCB members Matt Besser, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh! Reppin' the left coast is The Dragons, and the east coast is Women & Men. Don't miss this chance to see two of the best go head to head! $20
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Performers
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Matt Besser

Raised 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 in 1991, he became a founding member of the sketch group “Upright Citizens Brigade,” and with them he has performed and written stage productions including “Virtual Reality”, “Conference on the Future of Happiness”, “Thunderball”, “Bucket of Truth”, “Big Dirty Hands”, “Punch Your Friend in the Face”, “The Real Real World”, and “Saigon Suicide Squad” (winner of Best Sketch at 1996 U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen). He has directed stage productions including “Feature Feature”, “Immortal Combat”, “Sidecarrin’” (1998 U.S.C.A.F), and Todd Barry in “Icky” (2001 U.S.C.A.F). Besser’s one-man shows include: “How Much I Lied”, “May I Help You Dumbass?”, “Don’t Be A Dick”, and “RUhi?”. As a stand-up, he participated in the first USCAF. His most recent one-man show is called “Woo Pig Sooie!” and concerns his battles with God. As an improviser he was a member of Chicago’s “The Family” and is forever a member of “Asssscat” the longest running and greatest improv show in the history of the world.In 1996 the UCB moved to NYC and produced their sketch show “Upright Citizens Brigade” for three seasons (’98 – 2000) on Comedy Central. In fall of 2005 the UCB premiered their improv show “Asssscat: Improv” on Bravo. With the success of the TV show, the UCB opened their own comedy theater and improv school which operates two theaters in NYC, and one in LA. After the UCB TV show , Matt teamed up with Method Man... Read More →
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The Dragons

The Dragons are a veteran Harold team in its fourth year, currently performing on Monday nights at the UCB Franklin Theatre in Los Angeles. Team members include Dickie Copeland, Jacob Womack, Ronnie Adrian, Joel Jensen, Ryan Rosenberg, Ali Ghandour, Emily Durrett, and Jessica Jardine. Their combined credits include appearances on Key... Read More →
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Women & Men

Women & Men is a house improv team at the Upright Citizen Brigade Theater in New York. Formed in 2014, the team quickly became a favorite of Harold Night, UCB's weekly improv showcase. In 2017 they began headlining their own Saturday night show at UCB, Women & Men; Party Jumpin.' ... 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... 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, and regular appearances in MTV’s Human Giant. He has appeared in such movies as Semi-Pro, Old School, Bad Santa, Road Trip, and Elf. He also wrote and starred in the cult indie-comedy Martin... Read More →



Saturday January 27, 2018 10:00pm - 11:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street San Francisco, CA 94102

11:00pm

Arcade Currency / Mona and Shara Do Improv / The Truce (SOLD OUT)
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
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.
Outta Towne is no longer able to appear at the festival. The Truce has been added.

Performers
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Arcade Currency

Arcade Currency is an all male, all black improv team who met at UCB in LA. With an unmistakable witty swagger, and love for giving each other a hard time, our goal is to bring you to your knees with laughter. Ya dig?
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Mona and Shara Do Improv

Mona and Shara are two improvisers, who became friends, then roommates, and then finally improv partners. This past summer, they developed a style that combines clowning, character, and storytelling on a 9-week cross country improv tour. They remained friends. Come and watch the... Read More →
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Blaire Postman

Blaire Postman is a high energy, storytelling stand up comic with no chill. Her unexpected material includes tales of living with recovering alcoholics and the history of Super Bowl half time shows.
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The Truce

The Truce is a Los Angeles based sketch comedy team. The Truce was formed in 2016 as a main stage house team at the famed iO West Theater where they currently performs on the 4th Sunday of every month. The Truce loves each other almost as much as they love sketch comedy. Their di... Read More →



Saturday January 27, 2018 11:00pm - Sunday January 28, 2018 12:30am
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St. San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Sunday, January 28
 

7:30pm

Morzouksnick with Nick Kroll, Jason Mantzoukas and Seth Morris
Seth Morris, Jason Mantzoukas and Nick Kroll return to San Francisco for a night filled with stories, characters, improv and locally sourced, sustainable facial hair. With an opening set by Dopetown 3000.

Performers
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Dopetown 3000

Dopetown 3000 is non-stop hip hop comedy greatness—the future of rap comedy! Zora Bikangaga + Shaun Fisher + Greg Smith = DT3K
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Nick Kroll

Nick Kroll is an actor, writer and producer. He most recently co-created and voices numerous roles on the Netflix animated series "Big Mouth," which has been heralded by the Hollywood Reporter as "sweet, progressive and breathtakingly filthy.” He recently wrapped productions on... Read More →
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Jason Mantzoukas

Writer, actor, and producer Jason Mantzoukas is in high demand both on and off-screen due to his notorious improv style and impeccable comedic timing. On-screen, Jason can be seen opposite comedy giants Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler in the dysfunctional family comedy “The House,” directed by Andrew Cohen. “The House” was released by Warner Brothers onJune30t h . Jason’sroleinthefilmisthecatalystfortheentireplot–hischaracterdevisesaplanto build an underground casino to fund the college education of Ferrell and Poehler’s... 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."



Sunday January 28, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm
The Nourse 275 Hayes Street San Francisco, CA 94102