SF Sketchfest is all the time a humiliation of riches, that includes extra dazzling comedy reveals than anybody individual may probably catch, not least as a result of a number of of them are sometimes taking place on the identical time.
This is a baker’s dozen of highlights to get you began, however there’s means, means, far more happening than can probably be listed right here, together with A-Listing out-of-town performers, native comedy heroes and extra sketch, improv and standup than you’ll be able to shake your head ruefully at. We’re skipping reveals on this roundup which might be already offered out.
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The Black Model: African American comedians from the Groundlings improvise “the Black model” of common movies steered by the viewers. Performers embrace creator Jordan Black, Karen Maruyama, Cedric Yarbrough (“Reno 911!”), Nyima Funk and Gary Anthony Williams of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” and Phil LaMarr and Daniele Gaither of “Mad TV.”
Particulars: 7:30 and 10 p.m. Jan. 20; Brava Theater Middle; $30-$40.
Upright Residents Brigade — “ASSSSCAT”: UCB’s signature long-form improv present options founders Matt Besser and Ian Roberts alongside visitor improvisers reminiscent of Tim Meadows of “SNL” and visitor monologist Nichole Sakura of “Superstore.”
Particulars: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21; Sydney Goldstein Theatre; $35-$55.
Movie star Autobiography: Take pleasure in hilarious excerpts from the memoirs of celebs reminiscent of Matthew McConaughey and Mariah Carey as carried out by an all-star forged of humorous individuals together with Beverly D’Angelo, John Michael Higgins, Laraine Newman, Oscar Nunez, Andy Richter, George Wendt and creator Eugene Pack.
Particulars: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27; Cobb’s Comedy Membership; $45-$65.
Cease Joking for 100 Years and Different Requests from My Child: Comedians swap tales about their very own childhoods or parenting experiences. Eugene Mirman chats with Janeane Garofalo, Bobcat Goldthwait, Dana Gould, Mary Lynn Rajskub and Baron Vaughn on the early present and Nore Davis, Natasha Leggero, Bobby Tisdale, Reggie Watts and Jenny Yang on the late one.
Particulars: 7:30 and 10 pm Jan. 27; Swedish American Corridor; $45.
Futurama vs. COVID-3019!: The forged and head author of TV’s “Futurama” assemble for a reside episode studying a few considerably much more horrific pandemic of the long run, adopted by an viewers Q&A.
Particulars: 1 p.m. Jan. 28; Cobb’s Comedy Membership; $45-$65.
SF Sketchfest Tribute: An Night with Elliott Gould: The Lengthy Goodbye: Silver display legend Elliott Gould discusses a life within the footage after a fiftieth anniversary screening of maybe essentially the most uncommon movie adaptation of a Raymond Chandler thriller, Robert Altman’s “The Lengthy Goodbye” with Gould as detective Philip Marlowe. Particulars: 5 pm Jan. 28; Castro Theatre; $20-$35.
The SF Sketchfest Roast of Bruce Campbell: The enduring “Evil Useless” star and his iconic chin topics himself to loving mockery from comedic friends together with Cassandra (Elvira) Peterson, Ted Raimi, David Alan Grier, Kevin Pollak, Dana Gould, Dana DeLorenzo and Peaches Christ.
Particulars: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28; Sydney Goldstein Theatre; $35-$55 ($20 streaming).
SF Sketchfest Tribute to Cheech & Chong: Legendary stoner comedy duo Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong have a good time their fiftieth anniversary in a dialog moderated by journalist Ben Fong-Torres. Honorees of different tributes this 12 months embrace David Alan Grier of “In Dwelling Colour,” unique “Saturday Night time Stay” forged member Laraine Newman and “The State” spinoff “Viva Selection.”
Particulars: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31; Sydney Goldstein Theatre; $45-$65.
Play Date with Puddles, Dave Hill and Steve Agee: The unhappy clown with the golden voice Puddles Pity Social gathering groups up with different music-comedy double threats Dave Hill (“The King of Miami”) and Steve Agee (“Peacemaker”) to kind a wierd kind of supergroup.
Particulars: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3; Swedish American Corridor; $50.
Bruce and Good friend Kevin with Bruce McCulloch and Kevin McDonald: The 2 “Children within the Corridor” members with “Mc” of their names that are not Mark McKinney stand up to no matter comedic hijinks they deem proper and correct, joined by guitarist and fellow Canadian Allyson Baker (Soiled Ghosts, Pink Room Orchestra) .
Particulars: 4 pm Feb. 4, 1 pm Feb. 5; Gateway Theatre; $30-$40.
I, Is This Racist?: “Star Trek: Decrease Decks” star Tawny Newsome and “That ’90s Present” author Andrew Ti reply voicemail questions on micro and macroaggressions on this reside model of their podcast, joined by Eugene Cordero (Pillboi on “The Good Place”) and standup comic Mohanad Elshieky. Particulars: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4; Cobb’s Comedy Membership; $30-$40.
John Hodgman & Adam Savage—Spin-a-Wheel Dialog: The identify says all of it. Professorial “Every day Present” contributor and knowledgeable in all issues John Hodgman and insatiably curious “MythBusters” tinkerer Adam Savage have a most likely hilarious dialog about no matter matter likelihood dictates by a spin of the wheel.
Particulars: 4 p.m. Feb. 5; Nice Star Theater; $35-$45.
Riffapalooza: “Thriller Science Theater 3000” veterans Invoice Corbett, Kevin Murphy, J. Elvis Weinstein and Mary Jo Pehl, and Sketchfest cofounder Cole Stratton, unite for improvised reside mockery of some film that nearly definitely deserves it. Particulars: 8 p.m. Feb. 5; Nice Star Theater; $35-$45.