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Friday, January 20
 

8:00pm PST

Dead Eyes Live (SOLD OUT)
This show is sold out. Tickets may be available at the door on the day of the show.

Actor/comedian Connor Ratliff ("The Chris Gethard Show," UCB, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel") embarks upon a quest to solve a very stupid mystery that has haunted him for two decades: why Tom Hanks fired him from a small role in the 2001 HBO mini-series, "Band Of Brothers." With special guest Griffin Newman. ($25, 21+)

Due to a change in her schedule, D'Arcy Carden is no longer appearing. Griffin Newman has been added.

Artists
avatar for Connor Ratliff

Connor Ratliff

Connor Ratliff is an actor/comedian and creator of the critically acclaimed podcast, Dead Eyes.In addition to recurring roles on "The Marvelous Mrs Maisel" and "Search Party," his credits include "Orange Is The New Black," "The Chris Gethard Show," "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver... Read More →
avatar for Griffin Newman

Griffin Newman

Griffin Newman is an actor, comedian, writer and podcaster raised in New York City, where he still resides.Griffin is the creator and co-host of the critically acclaimed movie podcast, "Blank Check with Griffin and David" alongside film critic David Sims of The Atlantic. Since launching... Read More →



Friday January 20, 2023 8:00pm - 9:30pm PST
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm PST

Mission to Zyxx (SOLD OUT)
This show is sold out. A select number of tickets may be available at the door.

MISSION TO ZYXX is an improvised science fiction podcast following a team of ambassadors as they attempt to establish diplomatic relations with planets in the remote and chaotic ZYXX QUADRANT of the TREMILLION SECTOR. They work for the benevolent and harmonious FEDERATED ALLIANCE, which has recently defeated the evil GALACTIC MONARCHY. The Federated Alliance is definitely less evil.

The Alliance's newest recruit is AMBASSADOR PLECK DECKSETTER, a naive, gung-ho farm boy whose crew includes trusty, know-it-all droid C-53, and hulking, omnisexual security officer DAR. They travel aboard the outdated, sentient starship THE BARGAREAN JADE - aka BARGIE - who has as many ex-husbands as stories about her glory days. Their mission is nominally overseen by JUNIOR MISSIONS OPERATIONS MANAGER NERMUT BUNDALOY, a striving, entry-level bureaucrat yearning for respect.

Well, that at least describes Season 1. Our 5th and final season is underway!

Mission to Zyxx is a proud member of the MAXIMUM FUN podcast network, whose members make the show possible and receive tons of exclusive bonus content.

The 2023 SF Sketchfest Mission Crew are:
Allie Kokesh
Winston Noel
Moujan Zolfaghari
Alden Ford
Jeremy Bent
Seth Lind
Shane O’Connell

with guest Ify Nwadiwe

($35 Front/Center, $25 Rear/Sides, All Ages)

Artists
avatar for Alden Ford

Alden Ford

Alden is a director, writer and performer. He was raised in the wilds of Alaska, studied Theater at Whitman College in Washington State, and has lived in NYC since 2004. He was a regular performer, director and host at the UCB in NY from 2006 until its demise in 2020. He also works... Read More →
avatar for Allie Kokesh

Allie Kokesh

Allie is a former UCB NY improviser and sketch writer. She is a two-time WGA Award nominee and has written for NBC, MTV, Netflix, Gimlet, and Wondery. She is one of the co-creators of "Mission to Zyxx," a sci-fi audio-comedy series on Maximum Fun. And, she would like you to know that... Read More →
avatar for Ify Nwadiwe

Ify Nwadiwe

Ify is a stand-up comedian born and raised in Los Angeles, he has appeared on "@midnight," "Son of Zorn," "Workaholics," "Comedy Bang! Bang!" and "Key and Peele." Ify was a staff writer on the second season of "You Can Do Better" (TruTV), "@midnight" (FOD), and was most recently a... Read More →
avatar for Jeremy Bent

Jeremy Bent

Jeremy is a writer, actor, and comedian, who can currently be heard as Chief Washington Bureau Chief Jonathan Keene on "Tooning Out the News" on Comedy Central. In addition to the beloved sci-fi comedy podcast "Mission to Zyxx," he also co-created and hosts the comedy podcast "Nice... Read More →
avatar for Moujan Zolfaghari

Moujan Zolfaghari

Moujan Zolfaghari is an Emmy-award nominated writer, actor and VO-artist who has been on TV ("At Home with Amy Sedaris," "Last Week Tonight," "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"), heard on TV ("Tooning Out The News," "Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai"), written for TV (TBS's "The Detour... Read More →
avatar for Seth Lind

Seth Lind

Seth is a comedy writer, performer and audio producer in New York. He created and hosted the podcast festival "Cast Party," beamed live into 600 movie theaters. He improvises with "Thank You, Robot," hosted the live storytelling show "Told," and has written for The New Yorker’s... Read More →
avatar for Shane O'Connell

Shane O'Connell

Shane moved from Seattle to Brooklyn in 2007 to pursue music and audio engineering at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Since then he’s worked on projects for several artists including Ben Harper, Half Waif, and NAO, and has 4+ years experience directing audiobooks for the publisher... Read More →
avatar for Winston Noel

Winston Noel

Winston is a writer and improviser. He has performed with the Upright Citizen Brigade NY house teams Grandma’s Ashes, and musical improv team Baby Wants Candy. He has also been in a bunch of videos for CollegeHumor, UCBComedy and ImprovEverywhere. He is a co-creator and cast member... Read More →



Friday January 20, 2023 8:00pm - 9:30pm PST
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

10:30pm PST

The George Lucas Talk Show (SOLD OUT)
This show is sold out. Tickets may be available at the door on the day of the show.

The George Lucas Talk Show is an improvised cult talk show in New York City hosted by comedian Connor Ratliff, who appears as George Lucas, the creator of "Star Wars," interviewing real guests as themselves in a panel format. He is joined by sidekick, Watto, played by Griffin Newman. The show premiered in 2014, and was performed monthly live on stage at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and throughout most of the pandemic on Planet Scum, Chris Gethard's Twitch network. The show is produced and booked by Patrick Cotnoir. ($35 Front/Center, $25 Rear/Sides, All Ages)

Artists
avatar for Connor Ratliff

Connor Ratliff

Connor Ratliff is an actor/comedian and creator of the critically acclaimed podcast, Dead Eyes.In addition to recurring roles on "The Marvelous Mrs Maisel" and "Search Party," his credits include "Orange Is The New Black," "The Chris Gethard Show," "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver... Read More →
avatar for Griffin Newman

Griffin Newman

Griffin Newman is an actor, comedian, writer and podcaster raised in New York City, where he still resides.Griffin is the creator and co-host of the critically acclaimed movie podcast, "Blank Check with Griffin and David" alongside film critic David Sims of The Atlantic. Since launching... Read More →
avatar for Patrick Cotnoir

Patrick Cotnoir

Patrick Cotnoir  is a Los Angeles based producer and talent booker. He has produced way too many shows over the years including "The Chris Gethard Show," "The President Show," and "ASSSSCAT 3000." He's currently the Talent Booker at the EXACTLY RIGHT podcast network, the producer... Read More →



Friday January 20, 2023 10:30pm - 11:59pm PST
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
 
Saturday, January 21
 

1:00pm PST

improv4Humans
Few names are as synonymous with improv as Matt Besser. Founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade and a regular performer in the world-famous show ASSSSCAT, Matt has brought his talents to the Earwolf network and returns for a live version at SF Sketchfest with a fully improvised podcast featuring the best improvisers in the universe. With Ronnie Adrian, Ify Nwadiwe, Carl Tart and more. ($35 Front/Center, $28 Rear/Sides, All Ages)

Artists
avatar for Carl Tart

Carl Tart

Carl was born in the great state of Mississippi and raised in the mean streets of West LA. Some TV credits include "Transparent," "Lethal Weapon," "Comedy Bang! Bang!" and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine". He has been a staff writer on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "MadTV" and IFC's "Brockmire." You... Read More →
avatar for Ify Nwadiwe

Ify Nwadiwe

Ify is a stand-up comedian born and raised in Los Angeles, he has appeared on "@midnight," "Son of Zorn," "Workaholics," "Comedy Bang! Bang!" and "Key and Peele." Ify was a staff writer on the second season of "You Can Do Better" (TruTV), "@midnight" (FOD), and was most recently a... Read More →
avatar for Matt Besser

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... Read More →
avatar for Ronnie Adrian

Ronnie Adrian

Originally from South Carolina, Ronnie is now a performer based out of Los Angeles. He performs in cities all around the country and you can often catch him with his various groups most notably The Dragons and THE BIG TEAM (FKA White Women). He does other things besides comedy but... Read More →



Saturday January 21, 2023 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

4:00pm PST

Hello From the Magic Tavern
Hello! I'm Arnie. I fell through a magical dimensional portal behind a Burger King in Chicago and found myself in a strange magical land called "Foon." I'm still somehow getting a weak wi-fi signal from the Burger King so I host a weekly podcast from the tavern the Vermilion Minotaur, interviewing monsters, wizards and adventurers.

There are worlds other than our own! With guest Guy Branum. ($35 in-person, $10 streaming, All Ages)

Artists
avatar for Adal Rifai

Adal Rifai

Adal Rifai is an improviser, podcaster, producer and writer in Chicago. Adal performs at iO Theater with weekly show "Whirled News Tonight" and teaches improv at University of Illinois at Chicago. He co-hosts the podcast "Hello From the Magic Tavern" as Chunt the shapeshifter and... Read More →
avatar for Arnie Niekamp

Arnie Niekamp

Arnie Niekamp (@misterarnie on Twitter) is the director and game designer of several video games including "Drawful" and "Trivia Murder Party" (and writer for "You Don’t Know Jack" and "Fibbage"). He’s also the host of the podcast "Hello from the Magic Tavern" and a founding member... Read More →
avatar for Guy Branum

Guy Branum

Guy Branum is the creator and host of truTV’s "Talk Show The Game Show," a hilarious mashup of two beloved television formats that pits comedians and celebrities against each other for the title of “Best Guest of the Night.” He just wrapped filming and co-producing the Universal... Read More →
avatar for Matt Young

Matt Young

Matt Young is an actor, improviser, producer, and writer based in Chicago. In addition to playing Usidore the Wizard on Hello from the Magic Tavern, Matt is also a proud member of the world-renowned "Improvised Shakespeare Company." He leads the crew of the U.S.S. Sisyphus as Captain... Read More →



Saturday January 21, 2023 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

4:00pm PST

Off Book: The Improvised Musical (SOLD OUT)
This show is sold out. Tickets may be available at the door on the day of the show.

It takes years for a Broadway musical to hit the stage, but on "Off Book: The Improvised Musical," you get a brand new original musical every week! Live at SF Sketchfest, Jessica McKenna, Zach Reino create a new musical on the spot! ($40 Front/Center, $35 Rear/Sides, All Ages)

Due to a change in her schedule, D'Arcy Carden is no longer appearing.

Artists
avatar for Jessica McKenna

Jessica McKenna

Jessica McKenna starred in the 2017 ABC pilot "Jalen Vs. Everyone" and the 2016 FOX sketch show "Party Over Here" produced by The Lonely Island. Other TV and film credits include "Song of Back and Neck" (dir. Paul Lieberstein), "Spaceforce" "Sunnyside," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Modern... Read More →
avatar for Scott Passarella

Scott Passarella

Scott Passarella is an composer, performer and educator from the great state of California. As a music director, he has had the privilege to play for The Second City's Touring Company and Second City Theatricals, as well as The Made-Up Game Show with Wayne Brady.  Scott is also a... Read More →
avatar for Zach Reino

Zach Reino

Zach Reino recurred in the Netflix series "Brews Brothers." He is the star of the College Humor Go90 series "Fatal Decision" and can be seen in the upcoming season of "Curb Your Enthusiasm." He has also appeared on "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," "Life in Pieces," "AP Bio," "Party Over Here... Read More →



Saturday January 21, 2023 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Great Star Theater 636 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

7:30pm PST

The Psychologists Are In (SOLD OUT)
This show is sold out. Tickets may be available at the door on the day of the show.

Maggie Lawson and Timothy Omundson (aka Lassiter and Jules) are back at it again hosting the official Psych rewatch podcast. Each week they'll talk about your favorite episodes, share behind-the-scenes stories, incredible memories, and have drop-in visits from their best friends and fellow cast-mates. ($45 Reserved Front Row Seating, $35 Reserved Premium Seating, $25 General Admission, 18+)

Artists
avatar for Maggie Lawson

Maggie Lawson

Maggie Lawson is an actress most known for her role as Detective Juliet O’Hara on the hit show "Psych" from 2006-2014. After "Psych," Lawson starred in a double role in the film "Model Behavior" with co-star Justin Timberlake along with various sitcoms like "Boy Meets World," "Home... Read More →
avatar for Timothy Omundson

Timothy Omundson

Timothy Omundson has been working in Film and Television for more than 25 years. He is best known for playing Detective Carlton Lassiter on "Psych" for 8 seasons and three subsequent films. He was also King Richard in ABC’s fairytale comedy musical, "Galavant" as well as fan favorite... Read More →



Saturday January 21, 2023 7:30pm - 9:00pm PST
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

8:00pm PST

Behind the Bastards (SOLD OUT)
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Behind the Bastards dives in past the Cliffs Notes of the worst humans in history and exposes the bizarre realities of their lives. ($35 Front/Center, $30 Rear/Sides, All Ages)

Artists
avatar for Robert Evans

Robert Evans

Robert Evans is a former editor at Cracked.com and author of the ridiculous book "A Brief History of Vice." Over the course of his career, he’s reported from war zones in Iraq and Ukraine, experimented on his co-workers with strange ancient narcotics and interviewed hundreds of... Read More →



Saturday January 21, 2023 8:00pm - 9:30pm PST
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm PST

Lady to Lady Podcast
Individually, Babs Gray, Brandie Posey, and Tess Barker are standup comedians who tour the country. Together, they join forces as Lady to Lady to create a chart-topping podcast that is incredibly goofy and warmly genuine.

Lady to Lady particularly showcases the vast wealth of femme artists working today. Lady to Lady encourages its listeners to be their bravest, best, and most honest selves. Barbara, Brandie, and Tess have an infectious friendship, and listening to Lady to Lady is like having BFFs that live in your headphones.  ($25, 21+)

Artists
avatar for Babs Gray

Babs Gray

Big hair. Big heart. Big mouth. Barbara's goofy stage presence and vulnerably dark material have made her a staple in the Los Angeles alternative comedy scene. She co-starred in seasons one and two of "Corporate" on Comedy Central, and has written for multiple seasons of the hit show... Read More →
avatar for Brandie Posey

Brandie Posey

Huddled in the back of comic shop in Ventura about an hour north of Los Angeles, punk rock comedian Brandie Posey proceeded to make magic while she recorded her debut comedy album. Posey's stories are equally an intimate affair and a pure riot. Being there I felt like I was in on... Read More →
avatar for Tess Barker

Tess Barker

Tess is a Los Angeles-based writer and nationally touring comedian who has appeared at the Comedy Central Stage, Meltdown Comics, UCB, and at clubs and colleges throughout the country. She has written for TVLand’s “Throwing Shade,” TruTV’s “Billy on the Street,” and is... Read More →



Saturday January 21, 2023 8:00pm - 9:30pm PST
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

10:00pm PST

Nature Talks to Itself
The first podcast by nature, for anybody!

Join us as we chat with the biggest names in Bay Area nature, from a swimming hole and a stick bug to a geyser and a gust of wind. Nature Talks to Itself is a new improvised comedy podcast hosted by a talking rock named Tony Geode (Justin Michael) and a tiny, crunchy leaf named Atiny Crunchyleaf (Jace Armstrong). With guests James Adomian, Jessica McKenna and Nichole Sakura. ($35 Orchestra - Front, $30 Orchestra - Side/Rear, $25 Mezzanine, All Ages)

Due to a change in schedules, D'Arcy Carden, Drew Tarver and Sasheer Zamata are no longer appearing. James Adomian, Jessica McKenna and Nichole Sakura has been added.

Artists
avatar for Jace Armstrong

Jace Armstrong

Jace Armstrong is a Los Angeles native who loves ping pong. He's been a producer on several TV shows including "Nathan for You" (Comedy Central), "Comedy Bang! Bang!" (IFC), "The Birthday Boys" (IFC), "The Eric Andre Show" (Adult Swim), "Check it Out! With Dr. Steve Brule" (Adult... Read More →
avatar for James Adomian

James Adomian

James is an actor/comedian who is well known for his characters and impressions. Conan O’Brien called him “a genius.” He can currently be seen almost weekly on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" doing various impressions like Mike Lindell and Elon Musk. His podcast, The Underculture on t... Read More →
avatar for Jessica McKenna

Jessica McKenna

Jessica McKenna starred in the 2017 ABC pilot "Jalen Vs. Everyone" and the 2016 FOX sketch show "Party Over Here" produced by The Lonely Island. Other TV and film credits include "Song of Back and Neck" (dir. Paul Lieberstein), "Spaceforce" "Sunnyside," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Modern... Read More →
avatar for Justin Michael

Justin Michael

Justin Michael is a writer, comedian and podcaster from LA. He’s a member of the longstanding UCB improv team Winslow and currently hosts "Nature Talks to Itself" -- the first podcast by nature, for anybody. He recently wrote on HBO Max’s "Infinity Train" and voices Nevin on Cartoon... Read More →
avatar for Nichole Sakura

Nichole Sakura

Nichole Sakura is best known for her role playing teen mom Cheyenne Lee on NBC’s "Superstore." Her other work includes Hulu’s "Maggie" and Showtime’s "Shameless." Originally hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area, she fell in love with acting and making home movies as a kid... Read More →



Saturday January 21, 2023 10:00pm - 11:30pm PST
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
 
Sunday, January 22
 

1:00pm PST

Avatar: Braving the Elements (IN-PERSON SOLD OUT / STREAMING TICKETS AVAILABLE)
This show is sold out. Tickets may be available at the door on the day of the show. Streaming tickets are available.

Join hosts Janet Varney (the voice of “Korra”) and Dante Basco (the voice of “Prince Zuko”), and special guests Jack De Sena (the voice of "Sokka"), Grey DeLisle (the voice of "Azula") and Phil LaMarr (the voice of "Earth King Kuei") for this LIVE edition of their hit podcast, including audience participation, trivia and prizes!

Braving the Elements is the official companion podcast from Nickelodeon and iHeart. It features discussions on every episode of “Avatar: The Last Airbender” as Janet and Dante break down key themes, notable battles, and behind-the-scenes trivia you can’t get anywhere else. Special guests including cast members, behind-the-scenes creators and crew, and celebrity super fans join them to explore elements of the Avatarverse, including the origins of the story and how Avatar was brought to life. ($30 Orchestra Front, $20 Orchestra Rear/Sides, $10 streaming, All Ages)

Co-presented by Center for Asian American Media.



Artists
avatar for Dante Basco

Dante Basco

A filmmaker who’s been in the industry for over 30 years, from being discovered by Steven Spielberg in “Hook” as Rufio, to voicing Prince Zuko, in "Avatar the Last Airbender" and most recently becoming a director is his directorial debut “The Fabulous Filipino Brothers... Read More →
avatar for Grey DeLisle

Grey DeLisle

Grey DeLisle, former recording artist for Sugarhill/Vanguard is about to release her debut album for Regional Records. The covers album, aptly titled "Borrowed" features a James Bond theme song "You Only Live Twice" featuring The Satellites Four (originally recorded by Nancy Sinatra... Read More →
avatar for Jack De Sena

Jack De Sena

Jack DeSena is perhaps best known for his work on “All That,” “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” and “The Dragon Prince,” among other starring and guest roles in numerous beloved shows. You can also find him creating and starring in sketches with his long-time friend Chris... Read More →
avatar for Janet Varney

Janet Varney

Janet is a writer, producer, improviser, and Emmy-nominated actress based in Los Angeles, which is in California, which is in the United States (see globe). You can see her on Hulu in the horror comedy series “Stan Against Evil,” and as Becca on “You’re the Worst,” and on... Read More →
avatar for Phil LaMarr

Phil LaMarr

A Los Angeles native, Phil is an alumnus of Yale University and The Groundlings Theater and is perhaps best known as one of the original cast members of "MAD TV," “Hermes” on "Futurama," "Marvin" in "Pulp Fiction," “Green Lantern” on "Justice League" and as the voice of "Samurai... Read More →



Sunday January 22, 2023 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST
Great Star Theater 636 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

4:00pm PST

Hey Riddle Riddle (SOLD OUT)
This show is sold out. Tickets may be available at the door on the day of the show.

Riddles! Puzzles! WhoDunnits! Adal Rifai, Erin Keif and JPC try and solve a few of these every episode while discussing and dissecting along the way. You can play along while listening but can you solve the questions before we do?? (You absolutely will.) ($35 Front/Center, $28 Rear/Sides, All Ages)

Artists
avatar for Adal Rifai

Adal Rifai

Adal Rifai is an improviser, podcaster, producer and writer in Chicago. Adal performs at iO Theater with weekly show "Whirled News Tonight" and teaches improv at University of Illinois at Chicago. He co-hosts the podcast "Hello From the Magic Tavern" as Chunt the shapeshifter and... Read More →
avatar for Erin Keif

Erin Keif

Erin Keif is originally from Massachusetts but now lives in Chicago. The fish is worse in Chicago. She is a sketch and improv performer at the iO Theater and CiC Theater. She has also appeared on the "Hello From the Magic Tavern" as Momo the Mouse. She wrote John C. Reilly fan mail... Read More →
avatar for John Patrick

John Patrick "JPC" Coan

John Patrick Coan is a Chicago-based improviser, podcaster, and streamer. You can find him on stage at iO Chicago performing with "Whirled News Tonight" and "Devil’s Daughter," on-screen Thursday nights at twitch.tv/OneShotRPG, in your ears on the "Campaign" podcast, and on Twitter... Read More →



Sunday January 22, 2023 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm PST

The Bitchuation Room (SOLD OUT)
This show is sold out. Tickets may be available at the door on the day of the show.

The Bitchuation Room Podcast LIVE! Feat. Robert Evans, Nato Green and John Iadarola
"The Bitchuation Room" podcast is a weekly live-streamed hour of laughs and analysis among progressive comedians, activists and experts. Holding court is host Francesca Fiorentini, journalist, stand-up comic, creator of the web show "Newsbroke," contributor to "The Young Turks," and the host of "Red White and Who?" on MSNBC. As a mixed-race lefty, Francesca has been actively bitching about American politics since she was a college student marching against the invasion of Iraq. Each week, she gathers her funny, thoughtful (and more famous) friends to both understand America's current political hellscape and offer glimmers of hope. Added to the mix is a pinch of pop culture, and "The Bitchuation Room" leaves listeners with ideas for action and plenty of LOLs. Featuring Robert Evans, Nato Green and John Iadarola. ($25, 21+)

Artists
avatar for Francesca Fiorentini

Francesca Fiorentini

Francesca Fiorentini is a stand up comic and news correspondent. She is the host of the web series "Newsbroke" on AJ+ and MSNBC’s “Red White and Who?” She has been featured on "Lovett or Leave It" and is a regular contributor to the progressive news network "The Young Turks... Read More →
avatar for John Iadarola

John Iadarola

John Iadarola, AKA Dragon Daddy, is the host of "The Damage Report" and also produces and co-hosts the live primetime news show, "The Young Turks."John brings his passion for politics to every on-air appearance, whether discussing the threat posed to democracy by a Donald Trump presidency, the corrosive effect of money in politics, the critical next steps for the rising progressive movement awakened by the Bernie Sanders campaign — virtually any subject dominati... Read More →
avatar for Nato Green

Nato Green

San Francisco native Nato Green is the country’s only semi-functional hybrid of comedian, writer, and union organizer.Nato Green released his second comedy album "The Whiteness Album" on Blonde Medicine Records, appeared in the film "Sorry to Bother You." "The Whiteness Album" was... Read More →
avatar for Robert Evans

Robert Evans

Robert Evans is a former editor at Cracked.com and author of the ridiculous book "A Brief History of Vice." Over the course of his career, he’s reported from war zones in Iraq and Ukraine, experimented on his co-workers with strange ancient narcotics and interviewed hundreds of... Read More →



Sunday January 22, 2023 8:00pm - 9:30pm PST
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Wednesday, January 25
 

8:00pm PST

Talking Simpsons (SOLD OUT)
This show is sold out. Tickets may be available at the door on the day of the show.

Simpsons Predicted It?! Talking Simpsons Podcast Investigates with guest Matt Christman

Talking Simpsons returns to talk Simpsons at SF Sketchfest, and in 2022 hosts Bob Mackey and Henry Gilbert are feeling prophetic! Did The Simpsons predict future presidents, pandemics, and more? Or was it all a coincidence? They'll be joined by the hilarious Matt Christman of the hit podcast Chapo Trap House, so get ready to learn some shocking comedy history along with these Simpsons experts!($22, 21+)

Co-presented by Cartoon Art Museum.

Artists
avatar for Bob Mackey

Bob Mackey

Bob Mackey has been podcasting since 2009. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Literature and a Masters in Critical Theory, and somehow managed to fit in 8 hours of TV a day. His other podcast, "Retronauts," celebrates retro video games.
avatar for Henry Gilbert

Henry Gilbert

Henry Gilbert is the cohost/cocreator/coproducer of the "Talking Simpsons" podcast. Based out of Berkeley, CA, Henry not only researches every episode of "The Simpsons" and related animation history, he also chats with many great writers, comedians, and performers about their love... Read More →
avatar for Matt Christman

Matt Christman

Matt Christman is the hilarious co-host of the hit podcast "Chapo Trap House," as well as a New York Times bestselling author of "The Chapo Guide to Revolution: A Manifesto Against Logic, Facts, and Reason."



Wednesday January 25, 2023 8:00pm - 9:30pm PST
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

10:00pm PST

Talking Simpsons
Simpsons Predicted It?! Talking Simpsons Podcast Investigates with guest Matt Christman

Talking Simpsons returns to talk Simpsons at SF Sketchfest, and in 2022 hosts Bob Mackey and Henry Gilbert are feeling prophetic! Did The Simpsons predict future presidents, pandemics, and more? Or was it all a coincidence? They'll be joined by the hilarious Matt Christman of the hit podcast Chapo Trap House, so get ready to learn some shocking comedy history along with these Simpsons experts! ($22, 21+)

Co-presented by Cartoon Art Museum.

Artists
avatar for Bob Mackey

Bob Mackey

Bob Mackey has been podcasting since 2009. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Literature and a Masters in Critical Theory, and somehow managed to fit in 8 hours of TV a day. His other podcast, "Retronauts," celebrates retro video games.
avatar for Henry Gilbert

Henry Gilbert

Henry Gilbert is the cohost/cocreator/coproducer of the "Talking Simpsons" podcast. Based out of Berkeley, CA, Henry not only researches every episode of "The Simpsons" and related animation history, he also chats with many great writers, comedians, and performers about their love... Read More →
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Matt Christman

Matt Christman is the hilarious co-host of the hit podcast "Chapo Trap House," as well as a New York Times bestselling author of "The Chapo Guide to Revolution: A Manifesto Against Logic, Facts, and Reason."



Wednesday January 25, 2023 10:00pm - 11:30pm PST
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Friday, January 27
 

7:30pm PST

The Endless Honeymoon Podcast
Natasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher, married comedians, are using their hilariously hard-won wisdom on relationships and building on their hit Netflix special to help others by offering love advice to callers while simultaneously examining the ups and downs of their own relationship! ($45 Front/Center, $35 Rear/Sides, All Ages)

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Moshe Kasher

Moshe Kasher. Comedian. Child Genius. Jew. Jew Comedian. OBGYN. Pleasure center. Good tipper. Guiding light. Beefcake.Featured on: NBC, E!’s "Chelsea Lately," "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," Comedy Central’s "Drunk History," "@midnight," "Conan," "Carson Daly," Showtime’s "Shameless... Read More →
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Natasha Leggero

Natasha Leggero is an accomplished actress, writer, and stand-up comedian whose garnered attention across film, television and the web. Leggero created, wrote, produced and starred in the Comedy Central sitcom, "Another Period," after stealing the public eye with her appearances on... Read More →
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Reggie Watts

Reggie Watts is an internationally renowned Musician/Comedian/Writer/Actor who currently  stars as the bandleader on CBS’s "The Late Late Show with James Corden." Using his formidable  voice, looping pedals, and his vast imagination, Watts blends and blurs the lines between music... Read More →



Friday January 27, 2023 7:30pm - 9:00pm PST
Great Star Theater 636 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
 
Saturday, January 28
 

4:20pm PST

Doug Loves Movies
Doug Benson has hosted the weekly comedy podcast "Doug Loves Movies" since 2006, which is recorded in front of live audiences in Los Angeles and at clubs all over the U.S. Benson and his guests talk about movies and then play movie related games. Guests have included such notables as John Lithgow, film critic Leonard Maltin, Brian Posehn, Zach Galifianakis, Sarah Silverman, Patton Oswalt and Jon Hamm. If you love movies, you'll love DOUG LOVES MOVIES! With guests Demi Adejuyigbe, Paget Brewster, Amy Miller and Arden Myrin($45 Front/Center, $35 Rear/Sides, All Ages)

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Amy Miller

Amy Miller was one of Comedy Central's "Up Next" comics for 2018, and was a breakout favorite in Season 9 of "Last Comic Standing." She has a half hour comedy special on Epix! Her Comedy Central Presents set has been viewed over 3 million times on Youtube and Facebook. She was also... Read More →
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Arden Myrin

Actress, writer, and comedian Arden Myrin became a new cast member on Showtime’s "Shameless" Season 7, and will be on the upcoming Netflix series "Insatiable." She recently appeared in the world premiere of Steve Martin’s new play "Meteor Shower." As a comedian, Arden headlines... Read More →
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Demi Adejuyigbe

Demi Adejuyigbe is a comedian, writer, performer, and musically-inclined goofball (Pitchfork deemed him the “Weird Al” of his generation) who was first discovered on the internet and has gone on to write for shows such as NBC’s "The Good Place," Marvel’s "New Warriors," Cartoon... Read More →
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Doug Benson

Doug Benson is known for his popular podcasts ("Doug Loves Movies" and "Getting Doug With High"), his films ("Super High Me," "The Greatest Movie Ever Rolled," "Chronic-Con: Episode 420"), appearances on TV shows like "@midnight," "The Trailer Park Boys" and "You're The Worst," and... 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... Read More →



Saturday January 28, 2023 4:20pm - 6:00pm PST
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

9:30pm PST

Hound Tall with Moshe Kasher Farewell Show: The History of the Internet
The Hound Tall discussion series is a live podcast, hosted by Moshe Kasher, that takes a single topic and figures out the mysteries of the universe. An hour long chat with an expert and a panel of comedians, they learn all there is to know about things. And also laugh at them. With guests John Ross Bowie, Janeane Garofalo, Baron Vaughn and Internet Historian Brian McCullough. ($30, 21+)

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Baron Vaughn

Actor/comedian/writer Baron Vaughn graduated from Boston University's theatre program and immediately went on to the Williamstown Theatre Festival. That same year he was cast in "Drowning Crow" with Alfre Woodard on Broadway. He was also featured in "Damn Yankees" at the NY City Center... Read More →
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Brian McCullough

Brian McCullough is the host of the Techmeme Ride Home podcast and author of the book “How the Internet Happened: From Netscape to the iPhone.”
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Janeane Garofalo

Actress and comedian Janeane Garofalo has been an American institution since she burst on the scene in 1992.Janeane has had many memorable and critically acclaimed roles in films such as “The Truth About Cats and Dogs,” “Wet Hot American Summer,” “Ratatouille,” “Steal... Read More →
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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.
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Moshe Kasher

Moshe Kasher. Comedian. Child Genius. Jew. Jew Comedian. OBGYN. Pleasure center. Good tipper. Guiding light. Beefcake.Featured on: NBC, E!’s "Chelsea Lately," "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," Comedy Central’s "Drunk History," "@midnight," "Conan," "Carson Daly," Showtime’s "Shameless... Read More →



Saturday January 28, 2023 9:30pm - 11:00pm PST
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

10:00pm PST

Pod Yourself a Gun: A Sopranos Podcast
Pod Yourself A Gun is a "Sopranos" rewatch podcast where co-hosts (comedian Matt Lieb, writer Vince Mancini and producer Brent Flyberg) and a special guest go through every episode of "The Sopranos" and talk about it. The podcast has been featured in Vogue and The NY Times Magazine. Past guests include musicians, comedians, and podcasters like Felix Biederman of Chapo Trap House, Stavros Halkias of Cum Town, and El-P from Run the Jewels. ($25, 21+)

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Brent Flyberg

Brent Flyberg is a Los Angeles based stand up comedian and podcaster. He co-hosts the "Stario Chart" podcast and is the producer of the only Sopranos podcast, "Pod Yourself A Gun."
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Matt Lieb

Matt Lieb is a comedian, writer, and producer from Los Angeles. He was named one of the “2016 Best Comedians in the Bay Area” by SFist. Matt is the creator and co-host of "Newsbroke" on AJ+, which is Al Jazeera's digital channel. Matt’s stand up has been featured on VICELAND... Read More →
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Vince Mancini

Vince Mancini is a writer, comedian, and podcaster. A graduate of Columbia's non-fiction MFA program, his work has appeared on "FilmDrunk," the UPROXX network, the Portland Mercury, the East Bay Express, and all over his mom's refrigerator. He is the co-host of two podcasts, "Pod... Read More →



Saturday January 28, 2023 10:00pm - 11:30pm PST
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Sunday, January 29
 

4:00pm PST

Will You Accept This Rose?
"The Bachelor" super fan Arden Myrin ("Insatiable," "Shameless"), along with "Bachelor"-obsessed celebrity guests, discuss the latest "The Bachelor" episodes: tears, fantasy suites, and making sweet, sweet, love on the GREATEST COMEDY FRANCHISE OF ALL TIME -- "The Bachelor," "Bachelorette," and "Bachelor in Paradise." FANTASY! VICTORY! SUCCESS!! AMERICA!!! BONE ZONE!!! With guests Doug Benson, Paget Brewster, Mike Carrozza, Michael Hitchcock and Mary Lynn Rajskub. ($35 Front/Center, $28 Rear/Sides, All Ages)

Due to a change in schedule, Carl Tart will no longer be appearing. Michael Hitchcock has been added.

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Arden Myrin

Actress, writer, and comedian Arden Myrin became a new cast member on Showtime’s "Shameless" Season 7, and will be on the upcoming Netflix series "Insatiable." She recently appeared in the world premiere of Steve Martin’s new play "Meteor Shower." As a comedian, Arden headlines... Read More →
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Doug Benson

Doug Benson is known for his popular podcasts ("Doug Loves Movies" and "Getting Doug With High"), his films ("Super High Me," "The Greatest Movie Ever Rolled," "Chronic-Con: Episode 420"), appearances on TV shows like "@midnight," "The Trailer Park Boys" and "You're The Worst," and... Read More →
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Mary Lynn Rajskub

Mary Lynn Rajskub is an actress, comedian and writer, best known for playing ‘Chloe’ on the Fox drama "24" and also ‘Gail the Snail’ from "It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia". You have also seen her in "Night School", "Safety Not Guaranteed", "Wilson", "Little Miss Sunshine... 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 “Deputy... Read More →
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Mike Carrozza

Mike Carrozza is a fun silly boy who loves you. From Montreal, Carrozza has made a name for himself as an energetic goofster and has appeared on incredible festivals like the Just For Laughs festival and High Plains Comedy Festival. Mike has worked with his favourite comedians and... 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... Read More →



Sunday January 29, 2023 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
 
Wednesday, February 1
 

7:00pm PST

Nerd Rage: The Great Debates
Nerd Rage: The Great Debates is a weekly podcast where moderator Marc Abrigo challenges members of Komedio Comedy to a no-hold-barred, improvised debate with the funniest stand-up comics, podcasters, and even pro-wrestlers over the most absurd of nerdy topics. The live show puts the audience in the driver's seat to suggest topics for the debate teams square off and settle once and for all -- are you ready to rage? With Marc Abrigo, Becca Henry, Tirumari Jothi, Stephen Ku, Kristee Ono, Will Scovill and Wonder Dave. ($22, 21+)

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Becca Henry

Becca Henry is a born storyteller with an astonishing range of octaves. Raised by wolves and the United States Army, she grew up on the move.
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Kristee Ono

Kristee Ono loves burritos and is dying to tell you about it. A little dark, a little weird, relatively entertaining, she is a comedian based in San Francisco. She is the co-host of Mental Health Comedy Hour and a producer of the comedy debate podcast "Nerd Rage: The Great Debate... Read More →
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Marc Abrigo

Marc Abrigo is a podcaster, playwright, and actor who has been moderating the chaos that is “Nerd Rage: The Great Debates” for the last five years. His writing won the “Shortlived” theater competition in 2018, and his face has won him zero right-swipes on dating apps since... Read More →
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Stephen Ku

Stephen Ku has performed standup around the nation for comic, anime, and gaming conventions. He has a career as a game/romance fiction writer and story editor. He is also the 5-time winner of the Stephen Ku Modesty Award presented by Stephen Ku to Stephen Ku.
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Tirumari Jothi

Tirumari Jothi is a geeky stand-up comedian, improviser, sketch comedian, and actor based in the Bay Area and has performed at a variety of venues around California and the country. You can find him doing standup, writing and acting in sketch comedy, or online playing competitive... Read More →
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Will Scovill

Will Scovill has been lurking around the Bay Area comedy scene for the last decade. He is the co-creator of and producer of "Nerd Rage: The Great Debates!" & "Tales From The Swan Hote"l has acted as A/V tech and editor on several live shows and podcasts including "Talkies," "Sup Doc... Read More →
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Wonder Dave

Wonder Dave is a comedian, writer, burlesque performer and pro-wrestling commentator. He is the creator and host of Mental Health Comedy Hour and a producer of the comedy debate podcast "Nerd Rage: The Great Debates." Find him online at WonderDave.org and on social media @teamwon... Read More →



Wednesday February 1, 2023 7:00pm - 8:30pm PST
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm PST

The Bechdel Cast
After three years, the Bechdel Cast is back on tour and coming to San Francisco -- ever heard of it?? -- for a live show with SF Sketchfest!
Join hosts Jamie Loftus and Caitlin Durante for an intersectional feminist analysis on San Francisco classic "George of the Jungle" that simply no one has ever asked for! Except you? Maybe? See you there! ($35 Front/Center, $25 Rear/Sides, All Ages)

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Caitlin Durante

Caitlin Durante is a writer, comedian, and story analyst. She performs all over the country and in festivals like the Women in Comedy Festival, the Out of Bounds Festival, and Edinburgh Fringe. She is the co-host of "The Bechdel Cast," a feminist movie podcast, and she hosts "Sludge... Read More →
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Jamie Loftus

Jamie Loftus is a comedian and cartoonist living in Los Angeles if that's okay, but is from Boston originally, with your permission of course. She's written and performed on Comedy Central ("Irrational Fears"), Adult Swim ("Robot Chicken"), Super Deluxe ("Upgraded" and "Robot Takeover... Read More →



Wednesday February 1, 2023 8:00pm - 9:30pm PST
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
 
Thursday, February 2
 

8:00pm PST

The Greatest Generation
The Greatest Generation is a comedy podcast about "Star Trek: The Next Generation," beloved by everyone from people who've never seen an episode, to complete dorkazoids who are fluent in Klingon. Benjamin Ahr Harrison and Adam Pranica tell you what's great, what's bad, and what's hilarious about the show they grew up loving, and still do. It's a little bit nerdy, a lot filthy, and exposes some of Adam and Ben's most embarrassing stories from their dorky childhoods. ($40 Reserved Front Row Seating, $40 Reserved Premium Seating, $30 General Admission, 18+)

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Adam Pranica

Adam Pranica used to be taken seriously as a filmmaker and videographer before a witch recorded him talking about Star Trek with Benjamin Ahr Harrison, sealing his fate as a niche genre podcast blowhard. He’s known as the host of "The Greatest Generation" and "The Greatest Discovery... Read More →
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Benjamin Ahr Harrison

Benjamin Ahr Harrison is the cohost of three podcasts: "The Greatest Generation" and "The Greatest Discovery," and "KPODD 101.3." When he isn’t casting pod he enjoys thinking back on his semi-abandoned filmmaking career. He lives in Los Angeles, California with his patient wife... Read More →



Thursday February 2, 2023 8:00pm - 9:30pm PST
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133
 
Friday, February 3
 

7:30pm PST

Stuff You Should Know (SOLD OUT)
This show is sold out. Tickets may be available at the door on the day of the show.

SF Sketchfest proudly welcomes back one of the most successful long-running podcasts in audio history! Stuff You Should Know is the award-winning podcast hosted by Chuck Bryant and Josh Clark and produced by the venerable website HowStuffWorks. If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks, then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered. ($45 Orchestra, $35 Balcony, All Ages)

Masks are required inside the venue. Policy subject to change based on San Francisco Department of Public Health guidelines and/or requirements of the featured guests.

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Charles W. Chuck Bryant

Charles (Chuck) Bryant co-hosts the "Stuff You Should Know" podcast, a platform he uses to educate the public about common things and how they work. Bryant also writes articles for the site, touching on a potpourri of various subjects. Born in Atlanta in the early 1970s under the... Read More →
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Josh Clark

"Stuff You Should Know" is the award-winning podcast hosted by Chuck Bryant and Josh Clark and produced by the venerable website HowStuffWorks. Twice weekly since 2008, "Stuff You Should Know" has released a mind-addling array of episodes, cracking open the mechanics, history and... Read More →



Friday February 3, 2023 7:30pm - 9:00pm PST
Sydney Goldstein Theater 275 Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
 
Saturday, February 4
 

7:30pm PST

Judge John Hodgman, with John Hodgman and Jesse Thorn
Join friends of the fest, best-selling author and self-appointed judge John Hodgman, and bailiff Jesse Thorn, as they listen to real-life disputes and weigh in on such pressing issues as "Is chili a soup or a stew?" Judge John Hodgman is a beloved podcast and consistently one of the liveliest shows at SF Sketchfest. We're thrilled to bring back this festival favorite for our 20th anniversary! ($50 Orchestra - Front, $40 Orchestra Rear/Loge, $30 Balcony, $20 streaming, All Ages)

Masks are required inside the venue. Policy subject to change based on San Francisco Department of Public Health guidelines and/or requirements of the featured guests.

Check out Judge John Hodgman merch here!

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Jesse Thorn

Jesse Thorn is an American public radio show host/creator. He is the host and producer of the radio show and podcast "Bullseye" (formerly "The Sound of Young America"), which is distributed by National Public Radio to over 140 public radio stations. He is the owner and founder of... Read More →
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John Hodgman

John Hodgman is a writer, comedian, and actor.He is the author of three books of fake facts and invented trivia, all of them New York Times Bestsellers, and his writing has also appeared in The Paris Review, This American Life, The New Yorker, and Mad Magazine. After an appearance... Read More →



Saturday February 4, 2023 7:30pm - 9:00pm PST
Sydney Goldstein Theater 275 Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

7:30pm PST

Yo, Is This Racist?
Tawny Newsome and Andrew Ti host the funny and insightful show "Yo, is this Racist?" WAIT WHERE ARE YOU GOING! I know, it sounds scary, but it's not! Tawny and Andrew answer listener-submitted voicemails about racisms big and small, and these days, business is brisk! Occasionally they're joined by special guests, who range from comedians like Nicole Byer and Roy Wood Jr, to politicians like Nithya Raman, and Ted Lieu. The show is meant to be cathartic for people of color, and "shit-you-should-know-but-we'll-tell-you-anyway" for white people. Subscribe now wherever you get pods! If you'd like to support them further, check out their independent subscription site: suboptimalpods.com where you'll find premium shows like 'Yo, Can We Live" which is the racism antidote show, along with other limited series, movie and anime watchalongs and more! With guests Eugene Cordero and Mohanad Elshieky. ($40 Reserved Front Row Seating, $35 Reserved Premium Seating, $30 General Admission, 18+)

Due to a change in schedule, Chris Garcia is no longer appearing. Eugene Cordero has been added.

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Andrew Ti

Andrew Ti is a writer who's currently writing on "That 90's Show" on Netflix. His writing has also appeared in Esquire, Grantland, Deadspin, as well as writing for TV on ABC’s "Mixed-ish" and Adult Swim’s "Robot Chicken."
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Eugene Cordero

Eugene is an Actor/Comedian based in Los Angeles, CA. He improvises every week with "The Smokes" at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre LA. Television credits include: “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” “The Good Place,” “Bajillion Dollar Propertie$,” and “Other Space.” Film... Read More →
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Mohanad Elshieky

Mohanad Elshieky is a New York based comedian who made his national TV debut on "Conan," has been featured on Comedy Central, and has toured with Pop Up Magazine. He is a co-host of the new Lemonada podcast, "I'm Sorry," where each week the hosts unravel the latest and greatest in... Read More →
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Tawny Newsome

Tawny Newsome can currently be seen in the Kevin Hart and Wesley Snipes limited series for Netflix “True Story.” Up next is the second season of “Space Force,” also on Netflix.  She voices “Ensign Beckett Mariner” on the animated series “Star Trek: Lower Decks” for... Read More →



Saturday February 4, 2023 7:30pm - 9:00pm PST
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

10:00pm PST

Ringheads
A Comedy Guide to LORD OF THE RINGS and JRR Tolkien

The 20th anniversary of the first of Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings" movie is coming up in December. But even the biggest fans of the LOTR movies might not know the vast background of this fictional world. There's a lot to know, honestly an embarrassing amount to know. And that's where two comedy jerks who specialize in embarrassment come in!

Specifically Bill Corbett, actor and writer for the legendary "MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000," and now one of the stars of RiffTrax; and Sean Thomason, writer, producer and sometimes performer at RiffTrax.

RINGHEADS is a detailed guide through the movies and they fictional world they inhabit, done by some aging class clowns who dared each other to get way, way into J.R.R. Tolkien during the 2020 pandemic year. Come join us as we celebrate and mock our own geekiness! ($25, 21+)

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Bill Corbett

Bill Corbett is a former writer and actor for the cult TV show "Mystery Science Theater 3000," playing the robot Crow and the alien Brain Guy. He’s now a principal performer, writer, and producer for RiffTrax.com.Corbett’s voice will be heard as a regular cast member on Adult Swim’s "Tigtone" in 2019. He’s the host of the podcast "Bill Corbett’s Funhouse." Corbett is also a screenwriter and playwright. His screenplay "Starship Dave" was made into a movie starring Eddie Murphy (and retitled "Meet Dave"). His plays... Read More →
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Sean Thomason

Sean Thomason is a Writer/Producer at RiffTrax. He performs as part of RiffTrax Presents, and has riffed live on stage at SF Sketchfest and the MST3K Reunion Show.He's been a writer on late night comedy shows and animated TV series. He's been reading nerdy fantasy books since a distressingly... Read More →



Saturday February 4, 2023 10:00pm - 11:30pm PST
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Sunday, February 5
 

4:00pm PST

John Hodgman & Adam Savage: Spin-a-Wheel Conversation
Back for its triumphant return! What do you get when you take a brilliant humorist, an inventive designer, and a live audience, stir in a generous helping of laughter, and add a pinch of unpredictability? Other than the recipe for some very strange hors d'oeuvres, you get John Hodgman and Adam Savage: A Spin-A-Wheel-Conversation! No one knows what will be discussed, but you can be certain that the conversation will be clever, insightful, and one of a kind. ($35 Front/Center, $25 Rear/Sides, All Ages)

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Adam Savage

Adam Savage has spent his life gathering skills that allow him to take what’s in his brain and make it real. He’s built everything from ancient Buddhas to futuristic weapons, from spaceships to dancing vegetables, from fine art sculptures to animated chocolate — and just about... Read More →
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John Hodgman

John Hodgman is a writer, comedian, and actor.He is the author of three books of fake facts and invented trivia, all of them New York Times Bestsellers, and his writing has also appeared in The Paris Review, This American Life, The New Yorker, and Mad Magazine. After an appearance... Read More →



Sunday February 5, 2023 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Great Star Theater 636 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

4:00pm PST

Weed + Grub Live!
Weed + Grub is a zany show that’s basically NPR’s Wait Wait… Don't Tell Me! for the counterculture. It’s half podcast, half gameshow, half stand up, and half prizes. That’s right, four halves! We’ve also got secret snacks, smoke, and giveaways for the audience if you’re into that kind of thing. Come check out the show Vulture dubbed “True experts in comedy and marijuana.” You don’t have to be high to have a great time… but we will be. With guests Katrina Davis, Vanessa Gonzalez and Jordan Morris. ($35 Front/Center, $28 Rear/Sides, Ages 18+)

Co-presented by Sonoma Hills Farm.

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Jordan Morris

Jordan Morris is a writer and podcaster living in Los Angeles. For TV he's written for "@Midnight," "Unikitty!" and "Earth to Ned." He's the creator and co-writer of "Bubble," the sci-fi comedy podcast, graphic novel and forthcoming movie. More at: jordanmorris.net
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Katrina Davis

Katrina Davis was highlighted in WhoHaHa's Comedy Call Out Fall 2020 and was also named one of Time Out LA's Comedians to Watch 2019. She has been seen on "America's Got Talent" (2017) and performs stand-up all over Los Angeles. You can see her featured on the Seed & Spark comedy... Read More →
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Mary Jane Gibson

Mary Jane Gibson is a prominent female voice in cannabis media. The former culture editor at High Times, Mary Jane has been tracking the legalization of medical marijuana, adult-use cannabis and CBD with integral public figures, brands and personalities since 2007. She wrote for High... Read More →
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Mike Glazer

Mike Glazer is a comedian and writer who hails from St. Louis. He has written for the Emmy-nominated HBO show "Night of Too Many Stars," "Billy on the Street," and various programs on Comedy Central and TruTV. Mike stars in the improvised viral BuzzFeed series’ "High Guys," BuzzFeed’s... Read More →
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Vanessa Gonzalez

Vanessa Gonzalez is originally from Texas and was voted “Best Stand-up Comic” in the Austin Chronicle before her move to Los Angeles. She was a breakout as one of the New Faces of the 2017 Just For Laughs festival in Montreal and subsequently created and starred in a web series... Read More →



Sunday February 5, 2023 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

7:30pm PST

Dumb People Town
It’s as much an exploration as it is a celebration of dumb people doing dumb things (often in Florida). With Daniel Van Kirk, Randy Sklar, and Jason Sklar, and special guests Kyle Kinane and Robby Hoffman, with music by DJ EVA. ($50 Reserved Front Row Seating, $40 Reserved Premium Seating, $30 General Admission, 18+)

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Daniel Van Kirk

Daniel Van Kirk is a comedian that you might know from "Bob’s Burgers," Comedy Central, AppleTV+, and can also be heard every week co-hosting the podcasts, “Dumb People Town” with the Sklar Brothers and “Pen Pals” along with Rory Scovel! Daniel tours around the country performing... Read More →
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DJ EVA

Recently relocated to San Francisco, Los Angeles based breakbeat dj EVA has played everywhere imaginable. From dirty warehouse raves in Brooklyn to enchanted garden pop-ups in Italy, and even beneath the massive space shuttle Endeavor. She can now be found regularly on stage at fancy... Read More →
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Kyle Kinane

Kyle Kinane is a comedian from Addison, Illinois. Will any credits listed here change your mind about attending the show being advertised? Are you that easily swayed?
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Robby Hoffman

Robby Hoffman is a small ex-Chasidic queer Jewish stand-up comedian, writer, and true original. She was just named one of Vulture's Top Comedians to Watch in 2020, one of Comedy Central's UP NEXT comedians, and on Conan O’Brien’s Comics to Watch list. She has performed numerous... Read More →
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The Sklar Bros.

Randy and Jason Sklar can currently be seen in the fourth season of FX’s "What We Do in the Shadows" playing fictional Property Brothers ‘Bran and Toby Daltry’. The Sklars produced, wrote, and starred in "The Nosebleeds," a UFC original series that released this summer on UFC’s... Read More →


Sunday February 5, 2023 7:30pm - 9:00pm PST
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

8:00pm PST

Jordan, Jesse, Go!
Jordan, Jesse, Go! Live is a hilarious mix of the intelligent, silly and profoundly vulgar. Jesse Thorn (NPR's "Bullseye") and Jordan Morris ("@Midnight," "Unikitty") sit down with special guests to talk about feelings, sex, culture and adult life. Plus, they'll discuss momentous occasions from audience members' lives and maybe even challenge a fan's knowledge of the ridiculous with an absurd battle of wits versus a guest. Whatever happens, it's guaranteed to be a great time. With guests Kevin McDonald, Mary Roach, Jalisa Robinson and La Doña. ($35 Front/Center, $28 Rear/Sides, All Ages)

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Jalisa Robinson

Jalisa Robinson is a bay area comedian originally reigning from the Midwest. You can catch her at venues like The Premise, the Setup, Copyright, and Cheaper than Therapy where she was the former resident comedian. Come out and laugh with or at her, it'll be tight or something.
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Jesse Thorn

Jesse Thorn is an American public radio show host/creator. He is the host and producer of the radio show and podcast "Bullseye" (formerly "The Sound of Young America"), which is distributed by National Public Radio to over 140 public radio stations. He is the owner and founder of... Read More →
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Jordan Morris

Jordan Morris is a writer and podcaster living in Los Angeles. For TV he's written for "@Midnight," "Unikitty!" and "Earth to Ned." He's the creator and co-writer of "Bubble," the sci-fi comedy podcast, graphic novel and forthcoming movie. More at: jordanmorris.net
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Kevin McDonald

Comedian, actor, writer and director Kevin McDonald founded “The Kids in the Hall” with friend Dave Foley, after they met in Toronto at Second City, and the television series ran from 1988-1995. In the troupe's television series and stage shows, he portrays several popular recurring... Read More →
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La Doña

La Doña, born Cecilia Cassandra Peña-Govea in San Francisco, California, is a solo reggaeton singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. The Chicana artist began her career at age 7 playing trumpet, and later strings and percussion in her family’s conjunto. She also played... Read More →
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Mary Roach

Mary Roach is the author of the New York Times bestsellers STIFF, SPOOK, BONK, GULP, GRUNT, and PACKING FOR MARS. Her new book FUZZ: When Nature Breaks the Law, debuts in September 2021. Mary has written for National Geographic, Wired, and The New York Times Magazine, among... Read More →



Sunday February 5, 2023 8:00pm - 9:30pm PST
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
 
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