SF Sketchfest returns January 20 - February 5, 2023!

SF Sketchfest has been rescheduled for January 20 through February 5, 2023. The vast majority of existing shows will still be presented at the festival. While we’re disappointed to spend another year apart, the health and safety of our audience, performers, and staff comes first. Due to venue availability, 2023 is the earliest we can present the festival as planned, but we can’t wait to safely laugh along with you then!

All ticket holders will be contacted directly as soon as possible with more information. Please hang on to your tickets as we reach out to each and every ticket holder as soon as we can! Thank you for your patience while we’ve been working to reschedule these shows. We are beyond grateful for your support.

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Sunday, January 22 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Alchemy This [NEW DATE!]

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For his comedy podcast, Alchemy This, award-winning comedian Kevin Pollak has gathered some of his favorite, extraordinarily-talented improvisors. In each episode, he presents uniquely bizarre scenarios for he and them to hilariously bring to life. With guest alchemists Chris Alvarado, Craig Cackowski, Joey Greer, James Heaney, Jessica Lowe and Cole Stratton. ($35 Front/Center, $25 Rear/Sides, All Ages)

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Chris Alvarado

Chris Alvarado is an actor/improviser from Los Angeles.He was most recently seen in the Off-Broadway production, "#DateMe," which the NY Times called "A frenzy of strained joke-making." He can be seen on television in roles that have under-5-lines and on stage at The Westside Comedy... Read More →
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Cole Stratton

Cole Stratton 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, which celebrates its twentieth year in January 2022. Along with Janet Varney, he has written and performed... Read More →
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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 With... Read More →
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James Heaney

James Heaney is a comedian/actor/musician/improvisor/teacher. You can hear him twice weekly in the wildly popular improvised podcast, “Alchemy This” or see him in the a legendary longform improv show "Bear Supply." James also hosts the weekly GameFront show “Hot off the Press... Read More →
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Jessica Lowe

Jessica Lowe has trained and performed with Boom Chicago, The Groundlings, IO West, and the Upright Citizen Brigade theaters. She was selected in 2013 as one of the New Faces Characters Showcase at the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal.  In film, she made her theatrical film debut... Read More →
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Joey Greer

Joey Greer, is a well-known fixture in the Los Angeles Improv community. Born and raised in Miami, FL, Greer, is a comedian, writer, and actor. Performing nightly in Los Angeles with Bear Supply (Westside Comedy Theater), Sister (Dynasty Typewriter and UCB), Pretty, Pretty Pony (Westside... Read More →
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Kevin Pollak

Kevin Pollak started as stand-up comedian in San Francisco, when at age twenty he was the youngest entrant in the SF Comedy Competition. Five grueling, learning and growing years later he had risen to the top. It was time to move to Los Angeles with dreams of appearing on “The Tonight... Read More →

Sunday January 22, 2023 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111