CA – Theme Park Improv LIVE

Ian Brennan, John Michael Higgins, Jessica Makinson, Oscar Nunez, Vanessa Ragland, Cole Stratton, Janet Varney, and special guest monologist Alison Rosen perform live improv on Wednesday, April 4th at 8:00 PM.

Tickets at the the link…

Press Release:

The THEME PARK IMPROV show’s improvisers take a single suggestion from the audience, and wing an entire set of fast-paced long-form scenes and characters, based on stories from a special guest monologist. They’ve sold out shows at SF Sketchfest, Colossal Clusterfest, The Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Moontower, Bentzen Ball, The Vancouver Comedy Festival and The Rooftop Comedy Fest.

They make their Dynasty Typewriter Debut with a great lineup:

  • Ian Brennan (co-creator of “Glee”)
  • John Michael Higgins (“Pitch Perfect”)
  • Jessica Makinson (“South Park”)
  • Oscar Nunez (“The Office”)
  • Vanessa Ragland (“Pop My Culture” Podcast)
  • Cole Stratton (“Pop My Culture” Podcast)
  • Janet Varney (“The Legend of Korra”)
  • and special guest monologist Alison Rosen (“Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend” Podcast)

Theme Park also regularly features Rachel Dratch (“Saturday Night Live”) and Michael Hitchcock (“Best in Show”). Past special guest improvisers and monologists include Jon Hamm, Fred Armisen, Laraine Newman, Bob Odenkirk, Thomas Lennon, Simon Helberg, Matt Besser, Paget Brewster, James Roday, Danny Pudi, Natasha Leggero, Kevin Pollak and many more.

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Dynasty Typewriter at The Hayworth
2511 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90057

SF – SF Sketchfest: The Bat

Recorded live for Audible, join hosts Cole Stratton and Janet Varney alongside guest improvisers Scott Adsit, John Ross Bowie, Lucy Davis, and Gary Anthony Williams on Sunday January 21, 2018 at 8:00 PM as they create a world before your very ears where they’ll perform the entire thing in the dark! Characters, conflicts, sound effects and more will be vocally winged based upon your suggestions.

Presented as part of SF Sketchfest! It’s the city’s greatest comedy festival, with a variety of sketch and improv, film and television tributes and reunions, solo performers, podcasts and stand-up comedy performers. See the greatest names live and in person!

Get tickets at the link!

Gateway Theatre
215 Jackson Street San Francisco, CA 94111
415-255-8207

SF – Stinker Lets Loose! LIVE

Press Release:

Audible and bestselling author Mike Sacks appear at the Castro Theatre on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 1:00 PM present “Stinker Lets Loose! Live!” – a no-holds-barred, living, breathing version of the audiobook adaptation of the forgotten novelization of the long-lost classic 1970s trucker movie, Stinker Lets Loose!

Our legendary hero Stinker (Jon Hamm) teams up with old pals Boner and Jumbo, plus new friends Buck and Rascal the Chimp, for a crazy ride across the highways and byways of Bicentennial America – and meets scores of beautiful Southern gals, reams of treacherous villains, and even… the Big Man!

Join Mike, director Eric Martin, and an epic all-star cast including Jon HammBusy PhilippsPaul F. Tompkins, Janet Varney, Andy Richter, John DiMaggio, Steve Agee, Kevin Pollak, and more for the stage reading that introduces Stinker to a whole new generation of fans!

Presented as part of SF Sketchfest! It’s the city’s greatest comedy festival, with a variety of sketch and improv, film and television tributes and reunions, solo performers, podcasts and stand-up comedy performers. See the greatest names live and in person!

Tickets available at the link…

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Castro Theatre
429 Castro Street San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 621-6120

SF – Tribute to The Foot Fist Way

SF Sketchfest pays tribute to two great collaborators, the team of Danny McBride and Jody Hill, creators of HBO’s Vice Principals and Eastbound and Down. Join Danny and Jody on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 8:00 PM for a fun conversation moderated by Marc Hershon and screening of their hilarious debut film, The Foot Fist Way$25 Co-Presented by DoTheBay

Presented as part of SF Sketchfest! It’s the city’s greatest comedy festival, with a variety of sketch and improv, film and television tributes and reunions, solo performers, podcasts and stand-up comedy performers. See the greatest names live and in person!

Tickets available at the link… (Use code: TWELVE for a discount till Dec. 23rd)

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Castro Theatre
429 Castro Street San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 621-6120

SF – The Boy in the Plastic Bubble: A Very Special Staged Reading

Scott Adsit, Maria Bamford, Dana Gould, Deborah Baker Jr., Ron Lynch, Nate Mooney, Steven Ogg, and SF Sketchfest co-founder Janet Varney appear at the Marines Memorial Theatre on Friday January 19, 2018 at 10:00 PM

From the same group that gave us last year’s hit rendition of “Plan 9 From Outer Space” comes a live staged reading of the John Travolta 1970’s what-were-they-thinking, made-for-tv trainwreck “The Boy In The Plastic Bubble.” Was the bubble protecting him from germs… or love? SPOILER ALERT – it was germs.

Presented as part of SF Sketchfest! It’s the city’s greatest comedy festival, with a variety of sketch and improv, film and television tributes and reunions, solo performers, podcasts and stand-up comedy performers. See the greatest names live and in person!

Tickets available at the link… (Use code: TWELVE for a discount till Dec. 23rd)

Marines Memorial Theatre (MMT)
609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

SF – Spotlight on Speechless

Join cast members Minnie Driver, John Ross Bowie, and Cedric Yarbrough on Sunday January 21, 2018 at 4:00 PM for an inside look at one of ABC’s funniest and most charming comedies in which Maya DiMeo is a mom who will do anything for her husband Jimmy and kids Ray, Dylan and JJ, her eldest son with cerebral palsy. The panel will be moderated by Fred Melamed (Lady Dynamite).

Presented as part of SF Sketchfest! It’s the city’s greatest comedy festival, with a variety of sketch and improv, film and television tributes and reunions, solo performers, podcasts and stand-up comedy performers. See the greatest names live and in person!

Get tickets at the link!

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Marines Memorial Theatre (MMT)
609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

SF – Dr. Katz: The Audio Files

Jonathan Katz, Paul Feig, Kate Micucci, Scott Thompson, Baron Vaughn, and Fred Willard appear at the Marines Memorial Theatre on Friday January 19, 2018 at 7:30 PM.

Dr. Katz: The Audio Files launched on Audible this year as the audio-only reboot to the popular animated series from the 1990s. The audio show features guests like Ted Danson, Sarah Silverman, Ray Romano and “Weird Al” Yankovic. Audible is bringing back the series for a second season in 2018, featuring Jonathan Katz, his assistant, Laura (played by Laura Silverman), and new guest patients every episode.

Jonathan Katz is an Emmy-award winning comedian, writer and actor best known for the sitcom he created, wrote and voiced, “Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist”. The animated show aired on Comedy Central from 1995 to 2002. Over the course of its six seasons, the show was critically acclaimed, winning an Emmy, a Peabody and a slew of other awards. Katz is currently collaborating with the playwright, David Mamet.

Presented as part of SF Sketchfest! It’s the city’s greatest comedy festival, with a variety of sketch and improv, film and television tributes and reunions, solo performers, podcasts and stand-up comedy performers. See the greatest names live and in person!

Get tickets at the link!

Marines Memorial Theatre (MMT)
609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

SF – SF Sketchfest Presents: Harmontown

Dan Harmon and Jeff B. Davis appear at the Marines Memorial Theatre on Sunday January 21, 2018 at 7:30 PM.

Attend a town meeting in a land free of brevity, where Mayor Dan Harmon (creator of NBC’s “Community”) and Comptroller Jeff B. Davis (“Whose Line is it Anyway?”) take another small, drunken step toward colonizing the moon. Evening may include ineffectual rants, songs, shameful stories, special guests, forehead sweat and repeated exposure to the phrases “like,” uh,” “sort of” and “you know.”

Presented as part of SF Sketchfest! It’s the city’s greatest comedy festival, with a variety of sketch and improv, film and television tributes and reunions, solo performers, podcasts and stand-up comedy performers. See the greatest names live and in person!

Get tickets at the link!

Marines Memorial Theatre (MMT)
609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

SF – Rocko’s Modern Life LIVE

Press Release:

Rocko’s Modern Sketchfest! Modern Life gets weird when SF Sketchfest honors the original cast and creator of the iconic cartoon series Rocko’s Modern Life on Sunday January 14, 2018 at 4:00 PM! Creator Joe Murray joins legendary voice stars Carlos Alazraqui (Rocko), Tom Kenny (Heffer), Charlie Adler (Mr. Big Head and Mrs. Big Head), and Mr. Lawrence (Filburt) for a live reading of the classic episode “Wacky Deli” followed by world premiere sneak peeks from the upcoming Nickelodeon special, Rocko’s Modern Life, Static Cling! After the Q&A, come and meet the cast as they sign posters and even your wallaby.

Presented by the Cartoon Art Museum and SF Sketchfest! It’s the city’s greatest comedy festival, with a variety of sketch and improv, film and television tributes and reunions, solo performers, podcasts and stand-up comedy performers. See the greatest names live and in person!

Get tickets at the link!

Marines Memorial Theatre (MMT)
609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

SF – SF Sketchfest Salute to Better Things

SF Sketchfest is proud to salute Pamela Adlon and her amazing FX show “Better Things” with an in-person conversation & clips with Adlon and cast members Diedrich Bader (Rich), Greg Cromer (Jeff), Lucy Davis (Macy), and Rebecca Metz (Tressa), moderated by Kevin Pollak (who also plays her brother Marion on the show), at the Marines Memorial Theatre on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 4:00 PM.

Better Things centers on Sam Fox (Pamela Adlon), a single, working actor with no filter raising her three daughters, Max (Mikey Madison), Frankie (Hannah Alligood) and Duke (Olivia Edward) in Los Angeles. She’s mom, dad, referee and the cops. Sam also watches out for her mother, Phil (Celia Imrie), an English expatriate who lives across the street. Sam is flawed and fierce with her love for her daughters, and her own mother as well, sometimes heaping the love on when she feels guilty. Sam’s just trying to earn a living, navigate her daughters’ lives, have fun with a friend or two and also — just maybe — squeeze in some private time once in awhile.

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Marines Memorial Theatre (MMT)
609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

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