SF Sketchfest is delighted to open its Nineteenth Annual Festival on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 8 PM with a performance by one of comedy’s best and brightest. For years, Maria Bamford has been bringing audiences her hilarious, brave, strange and wonderful standup, while also co-creating and starring in the semi-autobiographical Netflix comedy series Lady Dynamite and the cult hit web series The Maria Bamford Show. From “Comedy Central Presents” and The Comedians of Comedy (with Brian Posehn, Patton Oswalt and Zach Galifianakis)” to “Maria Bamford: the special special special” and “Old Baby,” Maria’s specials consistently garner critical and popular acclaim. She also manages to do a prolific amount of additional television and voice work, and shows no sign of slowing down!
Josie Long is one of the most respected comedians of her generation. She started stand-up at age 14 and soon after went on to win the BBC New Comedy Award. Josie has appeared on multiple TV and Radio shows, including the UK programs “The News Quiz,” “Just A Minute,” “Never Mind the Buzzcocks,” “The Alternative Comedy Experience,” “Skins,” “8 out of 10 Cats,” “Drunk History,” “Russell Howard’s Stand-Up Central,” and “Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls,” as well as Australia’s “Thank God You’re Here,” and Comedy Central’s “@midnight” and “Night Train with Wyatt Cenac” and “Hidden America” in the US. ($49 Orchestra – Front, $39 Orchestra – Side/Rear, $29 Balcony, All Ages)
429 Castro Street San Francisco, CA 94114