SF SKETCHFEST ANNOUNCES 2015 FESTIVAL DATES + PRE-FEST PARTY
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.
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.
“It’s sure to be a blast, so don’t miss it!” – Examiner
“the entertainment mastodon” – CourtingComedy
“one of the biggest/coolest comedy festivals in the US” – Portland Mercury
“pure entertainment from a crew of some of the most talented people on earth” – SpinningPlatters
“an eclectic variety of performances celebrating smash TV shows, cult classic movies, comedic bands and brilliant stand-ups.” – Bay Area Reporter
“If there is one comedy festival that you should actually go out of your way to get to, it’s SF Sketchfest” – Paste
“an insanely well-curated program of top-notch comedians, anniversary film screenings, star-studded panels, and tributes to some of entertainment’s legendary and notorious cutups” – 7X7
For up-to-date information and announcements, go to www.sfsketchfest.com