SF Sketchfest, The San Francisco Comedy Festival, is excited to announce the launch of their YouTube channel in partnership with the Nerdist Alliance, a community of curated partnerships on YouTube.  Featuring clips of outstanding past festival shows and events, the newly minted channel will be continuously updated with highlights from SF Sketchfest's archive, which includes Bruce Campbell and Patton Oswalt in conversation from SF Sketchfest 2013, and highlights from 2013's "An Afternoon with Pinky and the Brain with Maurice LaMarche and Rob Paulsen." Watch them here and check back often as more great videos will be added:  http://bit.ly/1caejLf
SF Sketchfest also officially announces the dates for the 13th annual festival.   The internationally-recognized and critically-acclaimed 3 week festival, which mixes major comedy stars and the best up-and-coming comedians from around the world for over 150 shows and events featuring sketch, improv, stand-up, alternative comedy, films, tributes and panel discussions, happens in venues across San Francisco January 23 - February 9, 2014.
Called "One of America's most respected comedy festivals" by Rolling Stone, "Amazing!" by New York Magazine, and hailed as hosting "a roster of talent that will satiate any comedy fan's dreams" (The Laugh Button), SF Sketchfest offers its audiences the rare opportunity to see their favorite performers in intimate live appearances.  You can expect SF Sketchfest 2014 to again bring ace comedians, groundbreaking new talent and one-of-a-kind performances to the festival. The full line-up will be announced in early December with tickets going on sale mid-December.
In past years, SF Sketchfest has featured renowned comedy artists such as: Aziz Ansari, Fred Armisen, Dan Aykroyd, Drew Carey, Dana Carvey, Margaret Cho, David Cross, Zach Galifianakis, Chris Elliott, Eddie Izzard, Monty Python's Terry Jones, Marc Maron, Conan O'Brien, Amy Poehler, Paul Reubens, Amy Sedaris, Garry Shandling, Reggie Watts, Robin Williams and "Weird Al" Yankovic. The festival has also hosted film and television stars: Will Arnett, Candice Bergen, Dick Cavett, Bud Cort, Danny DeVito, Jon Hamm, Neil Patrick Harris, Cloris Leachman, Paul Rudd, Jason Segel and Gene Wilder; a reunion of the casts of Wet Hot American Summer and Party Down; ensemble comedy groups Kids in the Hall, Mr. Show, Mystery Science Theater 3000, The State and the Upright Citizens Brigade; and musical guests David Byrne, Ben Gibbard, Aimee Mann, Michael Penn and Robert Glasper.
For up-to-date information and announcements, go to www.sfsketchfest.com.
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