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Friday, January 12
 

7:00pm

AzN Pop!, Chesterfield and Platonic Monsters (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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Chesterfield

Chesterfield is a high-quality Endgames team that performs a smooth, low tar brand of improv. They'll keep you happy with no bad aftertaste.
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Platonic Monsters

A pair of proper Platonic Monsters, Kyna & Frankie performed comedy together in San Francisco for eight years before making the stereotypical jump down to LA. Kyna & Frankie have worked with Narcissists Anonymous, Endgames, PianoFight, and Killing My Lobster. We can't wait to com... Read More →
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AzN Pop!

AzN PoP! is the world's first Asian-American pop group from the USA. Join Baby Rice, Quirky Rice, Edgy Rice, Competitive Rice, and Brown Rice as they kick off their tour by dancing, singing and rapping about boys, friendship, and systemic racism/oppression! CUTE!2017: Successful... Read More →
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Eric Rubin

Eric creates original musical comedy in a variety of genres/characters utilizing multiple instruments, beatbox, all mixed and looped LIVE using a RC 300 looper. Genres include hip hop, R&B, blues, metal, singer/songwriter, etc.He has performed at SF Sketchfest '17, Sacramento Comedy Festival, Sac Comedy Spot, Tourettes without Regrets, w/ Chinese Ballroom, Dragon Theater Productions, Pianofight and many other venues throughout the Bay Area. He has also toured his musical comedy in Asia and doing bilingual shows in MexicoHe is an actor in SF sketch group Killing my Lobster. He is a 2017 RAW resident artist at SAFEhouse Arts in San Francisco where he created a one man musical/storytelling performance called The Troubadour's Mustache to sold out audiences at SAFEhouse Arts... Read More →



Friday January 12, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St. San Francisco, CA 94102

9:00pm

Boarding Party / The K-Lo Sketch Show / We Did A Thing (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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Boarding Party

They’re ”really into each other” and “uncomfortably intimate”. Boarding Party is an improv trio from San Francisco (the third city) comprised of Leela alums Anton Shuster and Sean Marney, SImps alum Peter Chapman, and the ghost of their ex-member, Colin (still alive). T... Read More →
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Bret Raybould

Bret Raybould is a stand up comedian, writer, and director. Kansas-born, he’s now a staple of the New York stand up and sketch comedy scenes. He’s helped write monologues for Conan on TBS, articles/videos for CollegeHumor, sketches that have been featured on Funny or Die, and... Read More →
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The K-Lo Sketch Show

The K-Lo Sketch Show is the headlining comedy act at Open Space Theater in Los Angeles. It is written, directed, and produced by Katie Elsaesser (K) & Lauren Howard Hayes (Lo). The duo performs one hour of original scripted content every month with video interstitials. K-Lo's com... Read More →
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We Did A Thing

We Did a Thing includes founding members of local sketch groups The Front Row and Red Door on the Left -- a sketch comedy supergroup who met and joined forces at the now-shuttered Dark Room Theater, where they collectively did, like, literally googillions of performances. They immediately formed a mutual admiration society, which evolved into a sketch troupe. In addition to performing at the Dark Room, they have also done shows at Sketchfest 2016, the Exit Theater, and PianoFight... Read More →



Friday January 12, 2018 9:00pm - 10:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St. San Francisco, CA 94102

10:00pm

The Color Collective / Night School (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 Harris Alterman

Harris Alterman

Harris Alterman is a comedian who lives in Denver, Colorado. He has performed on The High Plains Comedy Festival, 7 Minutes in Purgatory, and the Cinder Block Comedy Festival.He also runs a popular sketch comedy YouTube channel which has been featured on The Guardian, CollegeHumo... Read More →
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The Color Collective

The Color Collective is a monthly variety show at the Pack Theater that showcases performers of color. Featuring everything from music, character pieces and dance to stand-up and sketch comedy, The Color Collective strives to be a show for all people where we can tackle topics th... Read More →
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Night School

Night School Improv is a comedy show that believes the harder you laugh, the smarter you get. Featuring guest monologists that are experts in fascinating and esoteric fields, a master’s degree worth of knowledge is distilled into a five-minute presentation that inspires improvi... Read More →



Friday January 12, 2018 10:00pm - 11:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street San Francisco, CA 94102

11:00pm

Bad Example / Dragon Viper Cobra / Tiny Muscles

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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Dragon Viper Cobra

Dragon Viper Cobra has been performing improvisational theater throughout the Bay Area since 2010. The artist collective has cultivated a fresh, unique and professional vibe on and off the stage, and seeks to bring comedy to all corners of California.
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Bad Example

From Austin, Bad Example is a sketch comedy group that has quickly established itself as one of the most ambitious, hard-hitting sketch groups in the country. Writing and performing a brand-new hour of comedy every single week from 2014-2016, no other troupe produces the volume o... Read More →
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Tiny Muscles

Tiny Muscles is an LA based sketch team that packs the house month after month at The Pack Theater. As one of the theater's original house sketch teams, Tiny Muscles makes sure every show is high energy, highly entertaining, and unforgettable. Tiny Muscles will tackle it all, and... Read More →
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Kevin Yee

Comedian Kevin Yee and his original comedy songs have been featured on the hit podcast 2 DOPE QUEENS (WNYC) and on THE GONG SHOW (ABC)! He recently filmed his first comedy special and has appeared at festivals across the U.S. including SF SKETCHFEST, BLUE WHALE, and CAPE FEAR. He is a recovering Broadway chorus boy (MARY POPPINS, WICKED tour, and MAMMA MIA Canada), and a former member of Quincy Jones’s boy band YOUTH ASYLUM... Read More →



Friday January 12, 2018 11:00pm - Saturday January 13, 2018 12:30am
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St. San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Saturday, January 13
 

7:00pm

Daytime Talk at Night / The K-Lo Sketch Show / Tiny Muscles (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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Tiny Muscles

Tiny Muscles is an LA based sketch team that packs the house month after month at The Pack Theater. As one of the theater's original house sketch teams, Tiny Muscles makes sure every show is high energy, highly entertaining, and unforgettable. Tiny Muscles will tackle it all, and... Read More →
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Daytime Talk at Night

Daytime Talk at Night premiered in September of 2017 to rave reviews from the local community and was picked up for a run through December before even performing for the second scheduled pilot. The team is comprised of many local improv/comedy performers from many teams around to... Read More →
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Lewis Sequeira

Lewis Sequeira is a comedian and writer living and striving on the hardscrabble streets of Portland, Oregon – if you can call that living! He has zero credits. Lewis performs stand-up and live sketch regularly across the Pacific Northwest, where he moved to from Hollywood, leav... Read More →
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The K-Lo Sketch Show

The K-Lo Sketch Show is the headlining comedy act at Open Space Theater in Los Angeles. It is written, directed, and produced by Katie Elsaesser (K) & Lauren Howard Hayes (Lo). The duo performs one hour of original scripted content every month with video interstitials. K-Lo's com... Read More →



Saturday January 13, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St. San Francisco, CA 94102

9:00pm

Bad Example / Fear The Hypercube / Liss n' Sams (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 Bad Example

Bad Example

From Austin, Bad Example is a sketch comedy group that has quickly established itself as one of the most ambitious, hard-hitting sketch groups in the country. Writing and performing a brand-new hour of comedy every single week from 2014-2016, no other troupe produces the volume o... Read More →
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Fear The Hypercube

The Hypercube has arrived... and there's nothing we can do about it.Jace Armstrong and Justin Michael present a science-fiction sketch comedy experience that stretches the limits of the human imagination and will have you chuckleheads laughing to the bank faster than you can say... Read More →
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Justin Michael

Justin Michael is a Los Angeles based comedian, writer / director and voice actor. He recently starred in Netflix's Buddy Thunderstruck, and can be seen on Amazon's Danger & Eggs, The UCB Show, and Adam Ruins Everything. He currently writes for Cartoon Network and co-created the Annie nominated stop-motion animated series Friendship All-Stars of Friendship. In the audio world, he hosts Batman: The Animated Podcast, co-hosts Before You Were... Read More →
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Liss n' Sams

When Second City Alum Joe Liss and Bay Area veteran performer/teacher Marcus Sams performed their 1st scene together in a Leela Armando Show comic lightning struck. They were anointed by (who improvOlympic Guru Del Close called), “The Gods”! They instantly felt the improv Kar... Read More →
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Jordan Thewlis

Jordan Thewlis is a Bay Area writer and comedian who tries his very best to make people laugh. When he's not performing at venues all over the Bay Area, Jordan is a weekly contributor to The Onion, and is a part of the sketch team Mr. Chestnut. He currently produces two shows eve... Read More →



Saturday January 13, 2018 9:00pm - 10:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St. San Francisco, CA 94102

10:30pm

Olde English / The Templeton Philharmonic
From humble beginnings at New York's Bard College, sketch comedy group Olde English quickly began to think they were hot shit after becoming popular on the internet, even though the internet itself wasn't really all that popular yet. After graduating, they produced a successful run of video sketches, ran a weekly show at UCBNY, performed at SF Sketchfest three times, and made the critically acclaimed film "The Exquisite Corpse Project." Since then, they have parted ways as a group but remained friends and collaborators, often appearing in each others work and apartments. Raphael Bob-Waksberg created and produces Netflix's "BoJack Horseman," Adam Conover created and hosts TruTV's "Adam Ruins Everything," Ben Popik created and operates a food truck park in Belize, Caleb Bark produces, acts, and teaches in New York City, and David changed his name to Wave (don't ask me, man, I'm just a bio) and writes and acts in Los Angeles. With an opening set by The Templeton Philharmonic. $25

Performers
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Olde English

From humble beginnings at New York's Bard College, sketch comedy group Olde English quickly began to think they were hot shit after becoming popular on the internet, even though the internet itself wasn't really all that popular yet. After graduating, they produced a successful r... Read More →
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The Templeton Philharmonic

Gwynne Phillips and Briana Templeton grew up in small towns in Ontario, Canada. They met while they studied Drama at the University of Toronto. Since then, they have picked up several awards for their live comedy shows including “Outstanding Sketch Performance” at the first annual My Theatre Awards, “SteamWhistle Producer’s Pick” at Toronto Sketchfest, and “Best Comedy Duo” at the L.A. Comedy Festival... Read More →



Saturday January 13, 2018 10:30pm - 11:55pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street San Francisco, CA 94111

11:00pm

AzN Pop! / Efficient Office Practices / Fitzroy

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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Fitzroy

Fitzroy is a long-form indie team out of iO West, full of improv veterans.  We perform regularly around town, and host a jam on Tuesdays at iO West. We focus on starting with patient character work, and then letting the set heighten from that grounded foundation.Everyone on the team has been improvising for several years, and the team's been around for about three. Frankie, Nick... Read More →
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Patrick Hastie

Patrick Hastie is a comedian from Glenwood, Iowa who now lives in Brooklyn, New York. He has performed all over the country and has been featured in festivals like the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, the Bird City Comedy Festival and the Orlando Indie Comedy Festival. He won the 2... Read More →
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AzN Pop!

AzN PoP! is the world's first Asian-American pop group from the USA. Join Baby Rice, Quirky Rice, Edgy Rice, Competitive Rice, and Brown Rice as they kick off their tour by dancing, singing and rapping about boys, friendship, and systemic racism/oppression! CUTE!2017: Successful... 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.



Saturday January 13, 2018 11:00pm - Sunday January 14, 2018 12:30am
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St. San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Sunday, January 14
 

7:00pm

Fear The Hypercube / The Right Now / The Templeton Philharmonic (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 Fear The Hypercube

Fear The Hypercube

The Hypercube has arrived... and there's nothing we can do about it.Jace Armstrong and Justin Michael present a science-fiction sketch comedy experience that stretches the limits of the human imagination and will have you chuckleheads laughing to the bank faster than you can say... Read More →
avatar for Justin Michael

Justin Michael

Justin Michael is a Los Angeles based comedian, writer / director and voice actor. He recently starred in Netflix's Buddy Thunderstruck, and can be seen on Amazon's Danger & Eggs, The UCB Show, and Adam Ruins Everything. He currently writes for Cartoon Network and co-created the Annie nominated stop-motion animated series Friendship All-Stars of Friendship. In the audio world, he hosts Batman: The Animated Podcast, co-hosts Before You Were... Read More →
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The Right Now

The Right Now is a long form comedy improv troupe celebrated for their intuitive style of play featuring truthful characters, freedom in physicality, and just the right amount of mischief. Their performance uniquely blends fast paced wit with a commitment to emotion and genre. Th... Read More →
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The Templeton Philharmonic

Gwynne Phillips and Briana Templeton grew up in small towns in Ontario, Canada. They met while they studied Drama at the University of Toronto. Since then, they have picked up several awards for their live comedy shows including “Outstanding Sketch Performance” at the first annual My Theatre Awards, “SteamWhistle Producer’s Pick” at Toronto Sketchfest, and “Best Comedy Duo” at the L.A. Comedy Festival... Read More →
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Emily Winter

Emily Winter was raised in Chicago on cheese and fastpitch softball. She attended The University of Wisconsin-Madison and worked as a reporter for Madison's city newspaper before moving to New York to pursue comedy. Emily has written for TV Land, Fusion TV, Glamour Magazine, is an NBC Late Night Writers Workshop script judge, and is ranked one of NYC's top Roast Battlers. She co-created WHAT A JOKE, an anti-Trump comedy festival that's raised over $50K for The ACLU, and has performed standup at The Limestone Comedy Festival, Women in Comedy Festival, and others. She runs two Time Out Critics' Pick comedy shows in Brooklyn, BackFat Variety and Side... Read More →



Sunday January 14, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St. San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Wednesday, January 17
 

8:00pm

Chardonnay & Nerd Rage: The Great Debates
Two great San Francisco groups co-headline The Gateway Theater! Hosted by Arthur Gaus. $15

Performers
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Chardonnay

Char*don*nay | ,SHärdn ‘ā | noun1. a variety of white wine grape used for making Champagne and other wines 2. a wine made from this grape3. a San Francisco-based sketch comedy group that’s been winning over audiences with it’s variety-show sensibility, biting wit, and smo... Read More →
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Arthur Gaus

Arthur Gaus is a standup comedian based out of San Francisco. He started at a young age in his hometown and was raised as a comic by the great heroes of San Francisco comedy. Over the better part of 20 years he has been fortunate enough to open for tremendous comics like John Oli... Read More →
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Nerd Rage

From the geeky minds behind Komedio Comedy, "Nerd Rage: The Great Debates" pits teams of nerdy comedians against each other in moderated, geek-centric debates suggested by the audience. Alongside their official podcast of the same name, "Nerd Rage: The Great Debates" has been rec... Read More →



Wednesday January 17, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

Killing My Lobster presents: #America / Westside Sketch Co. (SOLD OUT)

America! Wow! Ha ha ha. Oh man that's a place. We live there. What a fucking country. Come see #America, Killing My Lobster's sketch comedy show about the ups and downs, mostly the downs about existing in the self-described "greatest country in the world." With an opening set by The Westside Sketch Co. $20
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Performers
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Westside Sketch Co.

The Westside Sketch Company is the Main Stage sketch company at M.I.'s Westside Comedy Theater in Santa Monica, CA. They do a brand new hour long show every month. Come see what all the fuss is about.
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Killing My Lobster

Killing My Lobster has been San Francisco's premier sketch comedy group since 1997. Today, KML produces original shows year round, as well as teaching a full roster of sketch comedy writing and acting classes. KML creates fast, smart, fearless sketch comedy that makes people laug... Read More →
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Steph Tolev

Steph Tolev is a stand up and sketch comedian from Toronto, Canada who is currently living in Los Angeles. Her unique brand of absurd and personal comedy has made her an audience favorite across North America both on stage and on television. As a stand up, Steph has done the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and featured in a TV Gala as well being part of the Homegrown competition in 2014... Read More →



Wednesday January 17, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Thursday, January 18
 

7:00pm

Butt / Naptime / Spooky Dookie

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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Butt

The seeds of Butt were planted in Chicago in 2011. Joe McAdam and Chris Stephens met through the stand up scene and began writing together on a local late night talk show. After they both moved to Los Angeles, they continued collaborating on multiple live and filmed projects incl... Read More →
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Spooky Dookie

Spooky Dookie is Chicago's premier two-woman all-female sketch comedy duo. Claire McFadden and Maureen Monahan regularly perform at iO, the Annoyance, and the Second City. Their comedy is dark and polished, like a beautiful river stone. Your laughter will be loud and raucous, lik... Read More →
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Emmett Montgomery

Seattle based storyteller and comedian Emmett Montgomery appeared on Season 9 of Last Comic Standing and was voted Seattle Weekly’s Best Comedian of 2015- 2017 and one of City Arts Magazines 2015 Artists of the Year as well as listed as one of "7 reasons why Seattle is Funny" b... Read More →
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Naptime

Naptime is a Bay Area-based sketch comedy team whose shows weave together live performances, videos, and surprising surprises to delight audiences whether they like it or not. Born out of SF's own Endgames Improv community, Naptime has performed at SF Sketchfest, the Sonoma Laugh... Read More →



Thursday January 18, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St. San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm

Mission CTRL / Matt Hatfield: Perfectly Adequate

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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Mission CTRL

Mission CTRL is a sketch comedy startup based in San Francisco. After years of disruptive comedic innovation on stage and in video, Mission CTRL held their highly-anticipated IPO in 2011 to billions in projected revenues. They are repeat performers at SF Sketchfest, creators of t... Read More →
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Evan Eggers

Evan Eggers is a comedian, writer, improvisor, and self diagnosed “artistic type” that discovered his love of performing in Austin, Tx and now lives in that shining oasis of tight jeans and loose morals we call Los Angeles, CA.His stand up is a deeply personal study of the wo... Read More →
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Matt Hatfield

Matt Hatfield is a well experienced Seattle based sketch comedian and improviser. He was a founding member of Sketch group, "Drop the Root Beer and Run", has improvised with Seattle based improv groups such as ComedySportz Seattle, Whattabout, and duos: Matt-a-Graham, and Matt-en... Read More →


Thursday January 18, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Friday, January 19
 

7:00pm

Endgames Sketch Company / Nameless Numberhead / Spooky Dookie (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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Endgames Sketch Company

Started in 2014, the Endgames Sketch Company has written and performed the Examined Life as well as various themed sketch comedy shows on topics including: holiday horror, power, love, life milestones, and dick pics.
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Spooky Dookie

Spooky Dookie is Chicago's premier two-woman all-female sketch comedy duo. Claire McFadden and Maureen Monahan regularly perform at iO, the Annoyance, and the Second City. Their comedy is dark and polished, like a beautiful river stone. Your laughter will be loud and raucous, lik... Read More →
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Nameless Numberhead

NAMELESS NUMBERHEAD is a sketch comedy duo based in Charleston, SC. Their show is a character driven satire about you and the weird routines and habits you exhibit everyday. Self identified as surveillance chic, Nameless Numberhead exposes our obsession with voyeurism of the mund... Read More →
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Bhama Roget

Originally from Garland, TX, Bhama has spent most of her performance career in Seattle, double-fisting comedy and theatre with a music chaser. She has a 30-year background in Improvisation and is Co-Director of The Edge Improv in Seattle, of which she has been a member for 18 yea... Read More →



Friday January 19, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St. San Francisco, CA 94102

9:00pm

Basement Party / Butt / The Reckoning

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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Butt

The seeds of Butt were planted in Chicago in 2011. Joe McAdam and Chris Stephens met through the stand up scene and began writing together on a local late night talk show. After they both moved to Los Angeles, they continued collaborating on multiple live and filmed projects incl... Read More →
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Joe Kwaczala

Joe Kwaczala is a stand-up from Pittsburgh, who started doing comedy in Chicago and now lives in Los Angeles. He has performed at festivals like Colossal Clusterfest, San Francisco Sketchfest, and the Chicago Comedy Exposition, and in 2017, he was chosen to be one of Comedy Centr... 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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The Reckoning

For fifteen years, THE RECKONING has played to packed houses and critical acclaim both in Chicago, where the group formed at the legendary Improv Olympic (iO) theater in 2002, and currently in their weekly show at iO West in Los Angeles. They've toured across the country with the... Read More →



Friday January 19, 2018 9:00pm - 10:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St. San Francisco, CA 94102

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
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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.
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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 →
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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

11:00pm

Back Alley Racket Club / The Bridge / Dr. America (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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Dr. America

Dr. America is a house team that performs every month at The Pack Theater in Los Angeles.  Their sketches are unpredictable, topical, gut busting romps into the absurd and salacious.
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The Bridge

A rollercoaster of emotions! The Bridge: Between Improv and Poetry has heart-stopping Slam poetry from some of the top poets the Bay Area. Then, they're interviewed about their poems and personal lives. Finally, the hilarious improv team Gary's challenge is to make you laugh by m... Read More →
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Back Alley Racket Club

Now this is a club you’d want to join! Back Alley Racket Club is a motley crew of wildly funny characters that serve up a new set of sketch comedy each month as a house team at the Westside Comedy Theater in Santa Monica, California. Sketch anyone?
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Joe Nguyen

Subtle but sharp, laid-back yet engaging, Joseph Nguyen is the smart slacker beloved by audiences for his easygoing delivery and good writing. At home in all venues from clubs to cafes, Joseph is a regular at the Punch Line and other Bay Area clubs as well as a member of local gr... Read More →



Friday January 19, 2018 11:00pm - Saturday January 20, 2018 12:30am
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St. San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Saturday, January 20
 

7:00pm

Dr. America / Karate Karate / Local Honey (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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Dr. America

Dr. America is a house team that performs every month at The Pack Theater in Los Angeles.  Their sketches are unpredictable, topical, gut busting romps into the absurd and salacious.
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Local Honey

Local Honey is an Improv team from Endgames Improv in San Francisco, CA.  We have been performing as a team for about a year.  Using a long-form Harold format, we put on a high-energy, fun show that is full of laughs..  The team is comprised of experienced improvisers that have trained and performed around the United States... Read More →
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Karate Karate

Karate Karate is a Maude team from UCBTLA with a strong absurd voice.
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Steve Vanderploeg

Steve Vanderploeg is Dutch. He is also a stand-up comedian, improviser and writer from Denver, Colorado. After wasting five and a half years earning a degree in Poetry, Steve started his comedy career, quickly becoming a Denver favorite with his bittersweet outlook, glazed with a... Read More →



Saturday January 20, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St. San Francisco, CA 94102

7:30pm

Birthday Boys / The Reckoning
The Birthday Boys are bringing their bizarrely brilliant sketch comedy to SF Sketchfest with a jam packed* show! One of the most accomplished groups to come out of the Upright Citizens Brigade, the Boys have credits ranging from writing for the MTV Movie Awards to starring on Portlandia and everything in between. Their eponymous sketch series, executive produced by Bob Odenkirk, aired for two seasons on IFC and is now available to stream online. With improv comedy by The Reckoning.*jam sold separatelyThe Reckoning played to packed houses and critical acclaim at iO Chicago for over a decade and toured across the country with their singular brand of long-form improvisation. Hailed as “hands-down, the best in Chicago” and “a versatile rock band” of improvisers, they are known for their unpredictable shows and forms, as well as experimentation and innovation as ensemble. The members who now call Los Angeles home bring the Reckoning’s unique style to the iO West Mainstage every Thursday night at 10pm. $25

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Birthday Boys

The Birthday Boys are celebrating their 10th year of writing and performing bizarrely brilliant sketch comedy with a jam packed show at SF Sketchfest! One of the most accomplished groups to come out of the Upright Citizens Brigade, the Boys have credits ranging from writing for t... Read More →
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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 →
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Mike Mitchell

Michael "Mitch" Mitchell and Nick Wiger are writers and actors who live in Los Angeles. Their respective hometowns of Qunicy, Massachusetts, and Lakewood, California, are the birthplaces of Dunkin' Donuts and Denny's. They met performing sketch comedy at the Upright Citizen Briga... Read More →
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The Reckoning

For fifteen years, THE RECKONING has played to packed houses and critical acclaim both in Chicago, where the group formed at the legendary Improv Olympic (iO) theater in 2002, and currently in their weekly show at iO West in Los Angeles. They've toured across the country with the... Read More →



Saturday January 20, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street San Francisco, CA 94110

9:00pm

Back Alley Racket Club / Merkyl and Derkyl Do Improv / Nameless Numberhead

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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Back Alley Racket Club

Now this is a club you’d want to join! Back Alley Racket Club is a motley crew of wildly funny characters that serve up a new set of sketch comedy each month as a house team at the Westside Comedy Theater in Santa Monica, California. Sketch anyone?
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Merkyl and Derkyl Do Improv

Have you heard about Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos? Well Merkyl and Derkyl say, “F@#$ that guy!” Two robotic friends forced to labor away in Jeff Bezo’s Amazon Shipping Facility, Merkyl and Derkyl use their advanced AI to routinely escape to pursue their artistic passions and enthr... Read More →
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John Novosad

My name is John Novosad.  I am based out of the Comedy Works in Denver, Colorado. I am a stand-up comic. I tour nationally. I was married for eleven years. I am divorced. We did not have any children. I’m six feet tall. I weigh one hundred and ninety-three pounds. I first did s... Read More →
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Nameless Numberhead

NAMELESS NUMBERHEAD is a sketch comedy duo based in Charleston, SC. Their show is a character driven satire about you and the weird routines and habits you exhibit everyday. Self identified as surveillance chic, Nameless Numberhead exposes our obsession with voyeurism of the mund... Read More →



Saturday January 20, 2018 9:00pm - 10:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St. San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Wednesday, January 24
 

8:00pm

Killing My Lobster presents: #America / Blogologues (SOLD OUT)

America! Wow! Ha ha ha. Oh man that's a place. We live there. What a fucking country. Come see #America, Killing My Lobster's sketch comedy show about the ups and downs, mostly the downs about existing in the self-described "greatest country in the world." With an opening set by Blogologues. $20
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

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Blogologues

Blogologues: The Internet Onstage has been featured in Forbes, Wired, Time Out NY, and many more. In every show, text straight from the internet is brought to life; a reddit thread might become a church confessional, and a live-tweeted story turned into a musical. Created by Allison Goldberg... Read More →
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Phil Griffiths

As far as mid-life crisis go, Phil Griffiths’ wife stacks his career in stand up comedy as better than a drug addiction but worse than him having a mistress. With his dry deadpan humor, Phil performs all over the Bay Area and shares his slightly off observations on fatherhood... Read More →
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Killing My Lobster

Killing My Lobster has been San Francisco's premier sketch comedy group since 1997. Today, KML produces original shows year round, as well as teaching a full roster of sketch comedy writing and acting classes. KML creates fast, smart, fearless sketch comedy that makes people laug... Read More →



Wednesday January 24, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Friday, January 26
 

8:00pm

Nice Tan / Queen George (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.
Due to a change in her schedule, Michelle Biloon will no longer be appearing. Clara Bijl has been added.

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Clara Bijl

Clara is an internationally-unknown stand-up comedian: one of the few humorists to be unknown in the entire world! Clara was raised in both the French Alps and Germany before she attended college in South Carolina; as you do when you come from France. Clara’s humor is witty and observational and comes with a European twang. Clara has appeared in the San Francisco International Comedy Competition, SF SketchFest, the Charleston Comedy Festival, the Montreux Comedy Festival, the San Diego Comedy Festival… She’s performed with Patrick Timsit, Gad Elmaleh, Anne Roumanoff, Robin Williams, Tom Papa, Paul Reiser, Laurie Kilmartin... Read More →
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Queen George

Queen George is a UCBTLA Harold team that performs a 20-30 minute long form improv show based off of a one word suggestion. Coached by Mike McLendon
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Nice Tan

From writer-comedian Carla Lee comes a multicultural, female-led sketch comedy show set in the San Francisco Bay Area that takes on identity, political correctness, and life in a world that is not as woke as it wants to be.


Friday January 26, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street San Francisco, CA 94102

11:00pm

San Francisco Tonight / Squish Mitten / 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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Zorba Jevon Hughes

From Louisville Kentucky been doing comedy 20 plus years.
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Squish Mitten

Squish Mitten is a Sketch Comedy Group based in Austin Texas. They are made up of comedians, actors, improvisors, and filmmakers. You can find many of their members preforming at Coldtowne Theater doing Live Improv and Sketch Comedy. Squish Mitten's videos also make appearances at Coldtowne through the Vidtowne short film competitions where squish Mitten has taken home the first place prize 3 times... Read More →
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San Francisco Tonight

A house team of San Francisco’s Endgames Improv, SF Tonight’s hand-selected cast consists of some of the strongest improvisers in the Bay Area. SF Tonight sucks the comedy marrow out of local news and cooks it up on the stage.
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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.



Friday January 26, 2018 11:00pm - Saturday January 27, 2018 12:30am
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St. San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Saturday, January 27
 

8:00pm

Kasper Hauser / Charles
KASPER HAUSER is Dan Klein, Rob Baedeker, and James and John Reichmuth. The group has played many of the best comedy clubs and festivals in the U.S. and won the Herald Angel at the Edinburgh Fringe. They are the best-selling authors of five books of humor including SkyMaul: Happy Crap You Can Buy From a Plane, and their work has been featured on "This American Life," PRI's "The World" and "All Things Considered."

Seattle comedy duo Charles will take you down a wormhole of interwoven worlds. You might see two Glockenspiel clockmen debate the existence of freewill, or a pair of 19th century gentlemen play Jenga by mail. The show is intelligent without sacrificing accessibility, as Charles seamlessly combines highbrow and lowbrow sensibilities into a brand of humor they call unibrow.

Charles has performed throughout the US and Canada, including the SF Seattle, Chicago, and Toronto Sketchfests; The Moontower Comedy Festival, and Hell Yes Fest.

“These absolutely brilliant writer performers made the audience howl” – Centerstage Chicago
 $22

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Charles

Seattle comedy duo Charles will take you down a wormhole of interwoven worlds. You might see two Glockenspiel clockmen debate the existence of freewill, or a pair of 19th century gentlemen play Jenga by mail. The show is intelligent without sacrificing accessibility, as Charles s... Read More →
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Kasper Hauser

KASPER HAUSER is Dan Klein, Rob Baedeker, and James and John Reichmuth. The group has played many of the best comedy clubs and festivals in the U.S. and won the Herald Angel at the Edinburgh Fringe. They are the best-selling authors of five books of humor including SkyMaul: Happy... Read More →
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Alex Rios

Alex Rios has been preforming stand up comedy for 5 years in Portland, OR and has traveled all over the west coast serving his oddball observations, sexually adventurous anecdotes, and tales from the kitchen. He has featured at Harvey's Comedy Club, Ventura Comedy Festival 2014, Idaho Laugh Fest 2015, Savage Henry Comedy Festival 2016. Rios hosts his own show at helium comedy club called loose cannons. Rios host two podcast called chumba... Read More →



Saturday January 27, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street San Francisco, CA 94111

9:00pm

Hot Raw Fire / Squish Mitten / Naptime

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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Hot Raw Fire

HOT RAW FIRE is Montreal's premiere bunch of buds who just love rippin’ up some sketch comedy. Known for their use of live video on stage, PG-13 body horror, and intersectional mime-cycles, this quintet has delighted audiences across North America with the comedy of adult child... Read More →
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Liz Greenwood

Liz Greenwood is a stand-up comedian based in Chicago who is known for her one-liners and observational humor. In addition to performing all around Chicago, she has been part of the Women in Comedy Festival (Boston), SheDot Festival (Toronto), and LaughFest (Grand Rapids). When s... Read More →
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Squish Mitten

Squish Mitten is a Sketch Comedy Group based in Austin Texas. They are made up of comedians, actors, improvisors, and filmmakers. You can find many of their members preforming at Coldtowne Theater doing Live Improv and Sketch Comedy. Squish Mitten's videos also make appearances at Coldtowne through the Vidtowne short film competitions where squish Mitten has taken home the first place prize 3 times... Read More →
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Naptime

Naptime is a Bay Area-based sketch comedy team whose shows weave together live performances, videos, and surprising surprises to delight audiences whether they like it or not. Born out of SF's own Endgames Improv community, Naptime has performed at SF Sketchfest, the Sonoma Laugh... Read More →



Saturday January 27, 2018 9:00pm - 10:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St. San Francisco, CA 94102

10:30pm

Dead Kevin
Dead Kevin is the sketch comedy group made up of New England natives Ahmed Bharoocha, Ryan O'Flanagan and Jack Robichaud. The guys all met while doing stand up in the Los Angeles comedy scene, and quickly bonded over what big losers they all were. In 2011 they formed the sketch group Dead Kevin and release a sketch every Monday for 3 years. Their sketch "Sick Day" was picked up and featured on Tosh.0. Comedy Central then hired them to produce a web series. In 2013 LA weekly named them top 12 comedy acts to watch. Funny or Die and Samsung also hired them to produce sketches. Individually members of the group have appeared on "New Girl," "Adam Devine's House Party," "Last Call with Carson Daly," "Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy festival," "EpicLloyd" and stand up comedy shows all over the country. Most recently Dead Kevin aired their series finale with sketch #151. With an opening improv set from Mission Improvable: 4 Old Guys. $22

Performers
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Ahmed Bharoocha

Ahmed Bharoocha is a stand-up comedian, actor, and member of the sketch comedy group, Dead Kevin. Ahmed released his first Comedy Central Half Hour Special in 2016 and performed stand-up on TBS’ "Conan," Comedy Central’s "Adam Devine’s House Party," and at Montreal's Just F... Read More →
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Mission Improvable: Four Old Guys

These guys have studied improv all over from Improv Olympic, to Second City and Annoyance theaters, they were one of the longest running house teams at IO under the direction of Liz Allen.  Currently Aaron, Lloyd and Sean live in Los Angeles and oversee Mission Improvable’s Westside Comedy theater, while working on individual film and TV projects... Read More →
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Ryan O'Flanagan

RYAN O’FLANAGAN is a comedian, actor, and writer who can be seen in the new Netflix Original Series "American Vandal" as well as in Comedy Central’s “Corporate.” In 2017, Ryan partnered with Funny Or Die to produce his popular ‘Overly Excited Tourist’ web series. His... Read More →
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Jack Robichaud

Jack Robichaud is a Los Angeles based stand-up comedian and writer. He was a New Face at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal in 2014 and won the Westside Stand-Up Showdown in 2012. He's also a member of the sketch group "Dead Kevin" which was featured as one of LA Weekly's T... Read More →



Saturday January 27, 2018 10:30pm - 11:55pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street San Francisco, CA 94111
 
Sunday, January 28
 

7:00pm

Charles / The Great Difficulties / Hot Raw Fire

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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Josef Anolin

Born and raised in Oakland, California, Josef Anolin is a premiere comedian who got his start in the Bay Area stand-up comedy community. As a third and fourth generation Filipino and Japanese American who grew up a with a bowl cut in East Oakland, Josef has always been a bit outs... Read More →
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Charles

Seattle comedy duo Charles will take you down a wormhole of interwoven worlds. You might see two Glockenspiel clockmen debate the existence of freewill, or a pair of 19th century gentlemen play Jenga by mail. The show is intelligent without sacrificing accessibility, as Charles s... Read More →
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The Great Difficulties

Colin Mahan and Mike Spiegelman have been performing sketch comedy since the late Nineties. As The Fresh Robots, they have performed at the first and tenth annual San Francisco Sketch Comedy. As the Great Difficulties, they perform as a duo.
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Hot Raw Fire

HOT RAW FIRE is Montreal's premiere bunch of buds who just love rippin’ up some sketch comedy. Known for their use of live video on stage, PG-13 body horror, and intersectional mime-cycles, this quintet has delighted audiences across North America with the comedy of adult child... Read More →



Sunday January 28, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St. San Francisco, CA 94102