SF Sketchfest, The San Francisco Comedy Festival, announces dates for the highly anticipated 2015 festival. The internationally-recognized and critically-acclaimed event which features major comedy stars and the best up-and-coming comedians from around the world for over two weeks of sketch, improv, stand-up, alternative comedy, films, tributes, music and panel discussions takes place in venues across San Francisco January 22-February 8, 2015.
Hailed as "One of America's most respected comedy festivals" by Rolling Stone, "a damn good festival" by Paste Magazine, and praised for hosting a line up that is "bigger, badder, and funnier each year" by 7X7 Magazine, SF Sketchfest offers its audiences the rare opportunity to see their favorite performers in intimate live appearances. You can expect the 14th annual festival will again bring ace comedians, groundbreaking new talent and one-of-a-kind performances to the city.
Save The Date! The line-up for SF Sketchfest 2015 will be announced at a free, pre-fest party happening at Doc's Lab (formerly The Purple Onion) on Thursday, December 11. More details tba so stay tuned.
Ticket sales begin Sunday, December 14 and are available via www.sfsketchfest.com.
In past years, SF Sketchfest has featured renowned comedy artists such as: Aziz Ansari, Fred Armisen, Marc Maron, Conan O'Brien, Amy Poehler, Paul Reubens, Amy Sedaris, Key & Peele, Tenacious D, Dan Aykroyd, Margaret Cho, David Cross, Zach Galifianakis, Chris Elliott, Reggie Watts, Robin Williams, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Tim Heidecker, Neil Hamburger, Eddie Izzard, Monty Python's Terry Jones, Garry Shandling, Dana Carvey and MANY MORE.
The festival has also hosted film and television stars: Alan Arkin, Will Arnett, Paul Rudd, Danny DeVito, Jon Hamm, Neil Patrick Harris, Candice Bergen, Dick Cavett, Bud Cort, Cloris Leachman, Jason Segel and Gene Wilder; a reunion of the casts of Wet Hot American Summer and Party Down, live podcasts; StarTalk Live, Judge John Hodgman, and Wits, ensemble comedy groups Kids in the Hall, Mr. Show, Mystery Science Theater 3000, The State and Upright Citizens Brigade; and musical guests David Byrne, Ben Gibbard, Aimee Mann, Loudon Wainwright III, Robert Glasper, Nellie McKay, and Michael Penn.
Venues include Brava Theater, California Academy of Sciences, Castro Theatre, Cobb's Comedy Club, Doc's Lab, The Eureka Theatre, Kanbar Hall at the JCC, Marines' Memorial Theatre, The Nourse, Punch Line Comedy Club, and Verdi Club.
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