SF – Hook 25th Anniversary Screening

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Join SF Sketchfest on Saturday January 9, 2016 at 11:30 AM to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of “Hook” with special “Lost Boy” guests Dante Basco (Rufio) and James Madio (Don’t Ask) for a Q&A hosted by Alamo Drafthouse’s Henri Mazza, and participate in our interactive viewing party with props we’ll provide you when you arrive. Costumes encouraged! Bring the kids! $20 All Ages

Hard to believe, but it’s been 25 years since we were first introduced to Steven Spielberg’s grown-up Peter Pan (the wonderful Robin Williams), his trusty sidekick Tinkerbell (Julia Roberts), and a look at the world of Never Never Land in a way we’d never seen it before, complete with the nefarious Captain Hook (the dazzlingly- tressed Dustin Hoffman) and a very unique group of Lost Boys.

Click the link for tickets ($20)

Presented by SF Sketchfest

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

SF – Voice Acting Workshop

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Voice actor Rob Paulsen leads an acting workshop on Saturday January 23, 2016 from noon till 4:00pm!

Rob Paulsen is one of the most sought-after and experienced voice actors in the business — from his iconic roles as Yakko and Pinky from “Animaniacs,” Carl Wheezer from “Jimmy Neutron,” Donatello and Raphael from two different generations of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” and hundreds more, Rob is a pro in every sense of the word. This four hour workshop will give you a chance to listen to Rob talk about his experiences in the voice over world and the rare opportunity to ask him questions to help you learn about what it takes to make it doing voices for a living!

Tickets are available now $100 All Ages

About Rob Paulsen:
One of the most acclaimed and in-demand voice actors out there, with over 2,000 animated half-hours to his credit and 1000 commercial spots, Rob Paulsen is familiar to many as the voice of Pinky from Pinky and the Brain (for which he won a Daytime Emmy in 1999 for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program, and back to back Annie awards in 1997 and 1998); Yakko and Dr. Scratch ‘n’ Sniff from Animaniacs; Arthur from The Tick; Raphael from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Jack Fenton in Danny Phantom; Carl Wheezer in Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius; the title role in Mighty Max; Bobble in the Tinkerbell series; and the title role in The Mask. On camera, he’s appeared in the films Body Double, Stewardess School, Eyes of Fire, The Perfect Match and Warlocked. TV work includes MacGyver and St. Elsewhere. Rob’s new weekly podcast, Talkin’ Toons with Rob Paulsen, is available on iTunes. Check out his website at www.robpaulsenlive.com

Presented as part of SF Sketchfest.

PianoFight Second Stage
144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

SF – Judah Friedlander Performs

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Judah Friedlander presents his book of cartoons and performs stand-up at the Brava Theater on Friday, January 22, 2016 at 7:30 PM!

On the comedy stage, Judah Friedlander is The World Champion. He is the best athlete in the world, greatest martial artist, the sexual desire of every woman, and a role model to children. Let’s face it, Judah is the greatest comedian in the world… And the most humble. Judah is an extra-dark black belt in karate.

Judah is known to comics & audiences as one of the funniest and most original stand-up comedians. Seeing Judah perform live is always a unique experience. He always has new jokes & he plays off the audience making up jokes on the spot. You will never see Judah do the same show twice. Because Judah is so awesome, he’s also one of the most copied comedians. But a copy is never as good as the original. And no one can top The World Champion.

Judah started doing stand-up in 1989 and has been doing it just about every night ever since. Even though Judah has made over 30 movies & appeared in hundreds of TV shows – stand-up comedy is Judah’s priority and specialty. He is not an actor who does stand-up on the side. He’s a stand-up comedian who acts on the side.

You can watch Judah as “Frank Rossitano” on the Emmy-winning “30 Rock” every night in syndication & on Comedy Central.

Judah has made multiple hilarious appearances on many late night talk shows including: Letterman, Conan, Fallon & The Daily Show.

Judah was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 2003 Independent Spirit Awards for his role in the Sundance-winning “American Splendor”. Some of his other movies include “Meet the Parents”, “Wet Hot American Summer”, “Feast”, “Zoolander”, and “The Wrestler”.

Judah’s hilarious instructional karate book “How To Beat Up Anybody” is based on his stand-up act, but with all brand new material. He sells & signs it after shows. Judah does meet & greets after every show. Judah does not charge for photos. So, you don’t have to ask Judah if it’s ok to take a photo – you can take one with him, and it’ll be the sexiest photo you’ve ever seen.

Next year Judah will be coming out with both a stand-up album and stand-up concert movie.

With an opening set by Amy Miller (“Last Comic Standing”)

$25 All Ages tickets available now…

Presented by SF Sketchfest.

Brava Theater Center
2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

SF – Adventure Time Panel

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Join voice actors John DiMaggio (Jake The Dog, Muscle Princess), Maria Bamford (Hot Dog Princess, Slime Princess, Witch, Space Angel Princess), Tom Kenny (The Ice King, Lumpy Space King, Magic Man, Brad) and Kent Osborne (Joshua The Dog, Woobeewoo, Tonya) for an afternoon of conversation, Q&A and voices with some of the great talent behind Cartoon Network’s beloved animated series “Adventure Time” on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 3:00 PM! $25 All Ages

Presented as part of SF Sketchfest!

Get tickets at the link!

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

SF – JV Club LIVE!

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Remember what it was like to be an awkward teenager? And remember how some things haven’t really changed that much for you since then? Join proud dork Janet Varney on Saturday, January 16, 2015 at noon as she explores the highs and lows of the bygone years with very special guests Charles W. “Chuck” Bryant and Josh Clark of the wildly popular podcast Stuff You Should Know as they talk their way through the terrible teens into adult-lescence. $20 All Ages

Tickets are available at the link!

Presented as part of SF Sketchfest.

Eureka Theatre
215 Jackson Street San Francisco, CA 94111
415-788-SHOW (7469)

SF – Pop My Culture w/ Fred Willard

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Special guest Fred Willard joins hosts Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland at the Eureka Theatre on Sunday, January 10, 2016 from 12:30pm – 2:00pm!

Press Release:

Pop My Culture is a weekly-ish podcast hosted by comedic actors and improvisers Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland. Join these two entertainment nerds and their special guests as they discuss movies, music, television, celebrity gossip, etc. without all those pesky “serious” topics like politics, religion and the environment. I mean, you can tune into Fresh Air for that. We’ll just tackle the trivial watercooler stuff, ok?

Joining Vanessa and Cole for a live recording at SF Sketchfest is a very special guest — legendary comedian and actor Fred Willard (“Waiting For Guffman,” “Best In Show,” “Fernwood2Night,” and countless others)!

With over a million downloads, Pop My Culture has been named the #2 Best Comedy Podcast of the Moment by Rolling Stone, and has appeared on Best lists by Paste Magazine, IFC.com and Mashable.com. It’s part of the Nerdist network of shows. Past guests include Drew Carey, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Cary Elwes, Patton Oswalt, Bob Odenkirk, Rachel Dratch, Laraine Newman, Jonathan Silverman, Reginald VelJohnson, Jodie Sweetin and many more.

Tickets are available at the link!

Presented as part of SF Sketchfest.

Eureka Theatre
215 Jackson Street San Francisco, CA 94111
415-788-SHOW (7469)

SF – Gallivanting with Galavant

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Spend a knight, er…night, with ABC’s breakout musical comedy extravaganza “Galavant!” Series stars Timothy Omundson (King Richard), Karen David (Princess Isabella Maria Lucia Elizabetta of Valencia), Mallory Jansen (Queen Madalena) and Luke Youngblood (Sid) will join Season Two show runners John Hoberg and Kat Likkel for a night of conversation, Q&A, clips, a look forward at the new season, and unaired songs from award-winning composer Alan Menken deemed a little too racy for network television! Moderated by Ben Blacker (“The Thrilling Adventure Hour,” “Nerdist Writers Panel”) at the Marines Memorial Theater on Friday, January 8, 2016 from 7:30pm – 9:00pm! $25 All Ages

Presented as part of SF Sketchfest!

Get tickets at the link!

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

HavenCon 2015 Welcomes Janet Varney & PJ Byrne

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HavenCon is thrilled to welcome actors Janet Varney and PJ Byrne! They will be with us both Saturday April 4th and Sunday April 5, 2015 to speak with fans as well as providing autographs. *please note Dante Basco had to cancel his appearance due to his filming schedule*

JANET VARNEY

Janet Varney is a comedian, actor, writer and producer. In the animation world, she is lucky enough to be the voice of Korra on Nickelodeon’s hit series The Legend of Korra. She also spent seven wonderful years hosting TBS’s “Dinner and a Movie,” recurred on HBO’s Entourage, was a series regular on the beloved E! and Yahoo series Burning Love seasons 1 and 3, and has made guest appearances in hit shows including How I Met Your Mother, Key and Peele, Psych, Bones, on the panel of Chelsea Lately, as a regular co-host on HuffPost Live, and has appeared in films such as Still Waiting, Drillbit Taylor, and Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer. Janet is the host of the popular Nerdist podcast The JV Club and the co-founder, creative director and producer of SF Sketchfest, the San Francisco Comedy Festival, now in its 14th year.

P.J. Byrne, known as Bolin from Legend of Korra! That’s right, we are reuniting members of #TeamAvatar.  Both P.J. and Janet will be with us both days to talk all things Korra and more!  P.J. also has a very impressive list of credits in other films and works including “The Wolf of Wall Street”, “Final Destination 5″, and so many more.  You can view his full filmography at the link….

Pre-purchase an autograph from one of our special guests and be the first in line!  Everyone who pre-registers for a VIP or 2-Day pass and pre-purchases an autograph will receive an exclusive #TeamAvatar badge!  *If you have already purchased a VIP or 2 day pass and would like to upgrade to the #TeamAvatar badge, pre-purchase an autograph and we’ll take care of the rest!  Register before March 1st and Save 25% on all passes with promo code TeamAvatar!

Purchase admission tickets and autographs at the link!

SF – W00tstock Founders’ Night

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Adam Savage, Wil Wheaton, and Paul & Storm appear on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from 7:00 – 11:00 PM!

Press Release:

For decades, geeks were ostracized, picked on, laughed at and punished by the sun’s harmful UV rays. But there is only so long that a people can be kept down before they rise up against their oppressors; and, indeed, the dawn of the 21st century has seen the ascendancy of geeks and geek culture.

We now celebrate that rise to power–and let’s face it, nerds pretty much run everything now–with w00tstock, a special event for geeks of every stripe. Television host/special-effects artist Adam Savage (MythBusters), music-comedy duo Paul and Storm (The Internet, Da Vinci’s Notebook) and author, actor and host of “TableTop” Wil Wheaton present a night of songs, readings, comedy, demonstrations, short films, and other clever widgets born from and dedicated to the enthusiasms, obsessions, trials and joys of geek pride.

This is the dawning of the Age of Geekdom–and its voices will ring true at w00tstock Founders! $35 All Ages

Presented as part of SF Sketchfest!

Get tickets at the link!

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

SF – Salute to NewsRadio

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Dave Foley, Maura Tierney, Stephen Root, Vicki Lewis, Khandi Alexander, and Andy Dick appear for the NewsRadio 20th Anniversary reunion on Saturday, January 24, 2014 from 1:00 – 2:30 PM! Presented as part of SF Sketchfest.

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Celebrate 20 years of the hilarious, irreverent sitcom set in the world of AM radio as the cast of “NewsRadio” come together at SF Sketchfest! Dave Foley (coffee-addicted news director Dave Nelson), Maura Tierney (obsessive overachiever Lisa Miller), Stephen Root (eccentric billionaire station owner Jimmy James), Vicki Lewis (quirky secretary Beth), Khandi Alexander (Three-Card Monte loving news anchor Catherine Duke) and Andy Dick (bumbling news reporter Matthew Brock) will take the Marines’ Memorial stage for an afternoon of stories, reminiscing and questions. $30 All Ages

Get tickets at the link!

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

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