San Francisco’s popular annual comedy festival, SF Sketchfest, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month with over two weeks of performance across SF.
Don’t let the name fool you, this festival is far from just sketch. It’s a celebration of comedy in all of its forms including improv, stand-up, movie screenings, podcasts, special tributes, retrospectives, panel discussions, and more.
The festival ends on February 5 and is hosted in venues across SF including Great American Music Hall, Castro Theater, Cobb’s Comedy Club, and many others. Here are a few of the numerous performances around town this weekend:
Thursday, Feb 2
- 8pm – The Red Room Orchestra plays the music of Twin Peaks at Great American Music Hall
- 8pm – Filipino AF, comedy variety show at the Gateway Theatre
- 9pm – Mike Lane: Mixed Race Sweetie / Improv All Stars, stand-up and improv at PianoFight Seond Stage
Friday, Feb 3
- 7:30pm – Vanessa Gonzalez / The Latino Comedy Project: Gentrif*cked!, stand-up and sketch at Brava Theater
- 8pm – Comedy Psychos, stand-up showcase at PianoFight Mainstage
- 10pm – The Improvised Shakespeare Company, improv and sketch at Brava Theater
Saturday, Feb 4
- 7:30pm – Yo, Is This Racist?, podcast/talk show at Cobb’s Comedy Club
- 8pm – Facial Recognition Comedy, stand-up at Brava Cabaret
- 10:30pm – The Groundlings: Cookin’ with GAS, improv at Gateway Theatre
Sunday, Feb 5
- 1pm – Bruce and Friend Kevin with Bruce McCulloch and Kevin McDonald, storytelling at Gateway Theater
- 4pm – John Hodgeman & Adam Savage: Spin-A-Wheel-Conversation, talk show at Great Star Theater
- 7:30pm – Dumb People Town, live podcast at Cobb’s Comedy Club
SF Sketchfest 2023 will take place in venues across SF and runs until Sunday, February 5. Tickets are currently available.
Featured image: Tommy Lau/SF Sketchfest