The 12th Annual SF Sketchfest is coming up January 24 – February 10 in 26 venues across San Francisco. In addition to the many comedy events featuring ace comedians and up-and-coming acts, TV reunions, film screenings (with special celebrity guests!), live podcasts, panel discussions, workshops and very special tributes, SF Sketchfest 2013 features outstanding music performances you’ll not see anywhere else.
Among the one-of-a-kind musical performances at SF Sketchfest 2013 you’ll find REGGIE WATTS returning for “Reggidency 2,” a three-night run of performances with special guest collaborators including Grammy-nominated jazz/hip-hop pianist ROBERT GLASPER, MAYA RUDOLPH and GRETCHEN LIEBERUM as “Princess” performing music by Prince, comedy/folk duo GARFUNKEL & OATES, comedy rapper DRAGON BOY SUEDE, YACHT ROCK HEROES with MUSTACHE HARBOR + very special guests, and w00tstock Founders’ Nights with music-comedy duo PAUL AND STORM.
Alt-rock legend BOB MOULD (Sugar, Hüsker Dü) joins Jon Glaser’s Delocated Witness Protection Program Variety Show, JOHN DARNIELLE (The Mountain Goats) is musical guest and “expert witness” for Judge John Hodgman, TED LEO is featured musical guest on How Was Your Week with Julie Klausner, while local favorite JOHN VANDERSLICE is the house band for STELLA. Additional musical guests include JOHN RODERICK (The Long Winters), JONATHAN COULTON, CARRIE BROWNSTEIN (Portlandia), MARK MULCAHY (Polaris), BOOTS RILEY (The Coup) and singing tour-de-force BRIDGET EVERETT.
Find the massively impressive line up for SF Sketchfest 2013 at: http://sfsketchfest.com/x/performers/
Tickets to all SF Sketchfest events are now on sale at:
“Amazing!” – New York Magazine
“A must for comedy fans” – SF Weekly
“One of America’s most respected comedy festivals” –Rolling Stone
“We know what you’re thinking, this is too good to be true, well, its not. This is real life and Sketchfest 2013 is on” – The Laugh Button
ABOUT SF SKETCHFEST
SF Sketchfest, co-founded and directed by David Owen, Cole Stratton and Janet Varney, produces the eclectic San Francisco Comedy Festival, an internationally-recognized and critically-acclaimed event that mixes major comedy stars and the best up-and-coming comedians from around the world for three weeks of sketch, improv, stand-up, alternative comedy, films, tributes and panel discussions. SF Sketchfest offers its audiences the rare opportunity to see their favorite performers in intimate live performances and discussions.
In past years, SF Sketchfest has featured renowned comedy artists such as: Aziz Ansari, Dan Aykroyd, Dana Carvey, Margaret Cho, Zach Galifianakis, Eddie Izzard, Monty Python’s Terry Jones, Conan O’Brien, Amy Poehler, Paul Reubens, Amy Sedaris, Garry Shandling, 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, Elliott Gould, Jon Hamm, Neil Patrick Harris, Cloris Leachman, Paul Rudd, Jason Segel and Gene Wilder; 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, Gordon Gano, Aimee Mann and Michael Penn.
SF Sketchfest welcomes Major Sponsors 7×7 Magazine, [adult swim], Funny Or Die, Hilton San Francisco Financial District, Hotel Kabuki, Jakub Mosur Photography, Sara Holt, SF Weekly and Sheridon Keith Design & Photography and Official Sponsors AQUAhydrate, The Blackwell Files, The Cartwright Hotel, CidLang Media, Dama Tequila, Drama ¾ Productions, Dry Soda Co., Headline Shirts, Hotel Abri, Hotel Carlton, KFOG, KIND Healthy Snacks, Hotel Rex, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Phoenix Hotel, PS Print, Rooftop Comedy, StreamSend and Thrifty Car Rental.
More info at http://www.sfsketchfest.com