SF Sketchfest Adds Weird Al, Rhett Miller, Bobby Moynihan and More To 2019 Comedy Festival

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SF Sketchfest Adds Weird Al, Rhett Miller, Bobby Moynihan and More To 2019 Comedy Festival

SF Sketchfest presented by Audible announces even more additions to THE LINEUP for the 18th annual San Francisco Comedy Festival January 10-27. The 17-day festival features over 200 shows with major comedy stars and the best up-and-coming comedians from around the world performing in venues across the city bringing non-stop entertainment including sketch, stand-up, alternative comedy, music, improv, films, tributes, live podcasts, storytelling, family shows, workshops, panels and more. Tickets for all shows now on sale at sfsketchfest.com.


  • Cartoon Network's "We Bare Bears" IRL in the Bay Area with voice talents Bobby Moynihan (Panda) and Eric Edelstein (Grizz), creator Daniel Chong and creative director Lauren Sassen
  • Wheels Off with Rhett Miller, special guest Dave Hill and more
  • Brent Weinbach with Max & Nicky: A Very Weinbach Opening Night
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic and Lucy Davis join the cast of Audible's "The Pole Vault Championship of the Entire Universe"
  • Heather Matarazzo joins the Peaches Christ Roast
  • Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist (Third Show)

Previously announced performers at SF Sketchfest 2019 presented by Audible include: Carol Burnett, Margaret Cho, W. Kamau Bell, Julie Klausner, Bruce Campbell, Bill Plympton, "Best In Show", "Superstore", Kids In The Hall, Puddles Pity Party, "Crashing" Live with Pete Holmes, Judd Apatow and Madeline Wise, Baroness Von Sketch, Tony Hale, Felicia Day, Peaches Christ, The Milk Carton Kids, Paul Scheer, Busy Philipps, David Cross, Big Terrific with Jenny Slate, Gabe Liedman & Max Silvestri, John Hodgman, Paul F. Tompkins, Janeane Garofalo, Wajattta Featuring Reggie Watts & John Tejada, Wayne Brady, Michael Ian Black, Todd Barry, Sasheer Zamata, Peter Riegert, Hope Davis, Dana Gould, Jon Glaser, Ron Funches, Rhea Butcher, James Adomian, Simon Helberg, Grace Helbig, Mamrie Hart, On Cinema Live, Doug Benson, Natasha Leggero, Moshe Kasher, Adam Savage, Jen Kirkman, "West Wing Weekly", Aparna Nancherla, Lauren Lapkus, Martha Kelly, Mary Lynn Rajskub, "Schitt's Creek", Gustafer Yellowgold, Kevin Pollak, Laraine Newman, The Kondabolu Brothers, Jimmy Pardo, Upright Citizens Brigade, "Futurama", "I'm Sorry", Rifftrax, Mortified, The Red Room Orchestra and much, much more.

Find the SF Sketchfest 2019 schedule at https://www.sfsketchfest.com/schedule-and-tickets
Lineups are subject to change.

All shows are ticketed separately and on sale now at www.sfsketchfest.com.

SF Sketchfest is proud to announce that Audible is returning as the official presenting sponsor of the 18th annual festival. Audible is the world's largest seller and producer of downloadable audiobooks and other spoken word entertainment. Audible content includes more than 450,000 audio programs from leading audiobook publishers, broadcasters, entertainers, magazine and newspaper publishers, and business information providers.

Audible will be presenting live versions of some of their original comedy products at SF Sketchfest, including "Bad Reception" featuring Mary Holland, Lauren Lapkus, Eric Martin, Jessica McKenna, Justin Michael, Zach Reino and Paul F. Tompkins; "Gustafer Yellowgold LIVE" featuring Morgan Taylor and Mike Phirman; "The Hills of Baldwin" featuring Jordan Black, Nyima Funk, Daniele Gaither, Phil LaMarr, Gary Anthony Williams, Cedric Yarbrough and special guest Wayne Brady; "The Indignities of Being a Woman," with Merrill Markoe and Megan Koester with special guest Laraine Newman; and "The Pole Vault Championship of the Entire Universe" featuring Bill Corbett, Lucy Davis, Conor Lastowka, Kevin Murphy, Eric Martin, Andy Richter, Eliza Skinner, Paul F. Tompkins, Janet Varney and "Weird Al" Yankovic. These Audible Originals and many other exclusive titles - from David Spade's "A Polaroid Guy in a Snapchat World" to "Hi, Bob!" featuring Bob Newhart in conversation with some of his famous friends such as Sarah Silverman, Will Ferrell and CONAN O'Brien -are available exclusively on Audible, along with a wide range of world-class audio programming. In recent months, Audible introduced THE ORIGINALS Member Benefit, through which Audible members can choose two Audible Original productions for free in addition to their monthly credit. For more visit www.audible.com/comedy

New for 2019 is the debut of SF Sketchfest at The Speakeasy: An Immersive Comedy Experience offering six shows in a groundbreaking format within this one-of-a-kind venue where audiences will be free to roam and take in performances in every area for an intimate and interactive comedy experience. Performers include Michael Ian Black, David Cross, Janeane Garofalo & Jen Kirkman, Dana Gould, John Hodgman & Paul F. Tompkins, Improv All-Stars with Scott Adsit, Brian Huskey, Tami Sagher, Stephanie Weir and more.

SF Sketchfest once again has teamed up with 826 Valencia, a nonprofit organization that provides free writing, tutoring and publishing programs to under-resourced students in San Francisco. Founded by educator Ninive Calegari and author Dave Eggers, 826 Valencia comprises two writing centers--a flagship location in the Mission District and a new center in the Tenderloin neighborhood--and three satellite classrooms in Buena Vista Horace Mann K-8, Everett Middle School and Mission School. This year 826 Valencia will be celebrating its 17th anniversary and, as part of the official festival program, SF Sketchfest will host the show Worst First Chapter as a benefit show.

The festival will also be staging a fundraiser for Bay Area comedian Mikey Walz, who learned back in October that he has cancer. On Halloween, in order to remove the soft tissue cancer in his left leg and save his life, Mikey had it amputated. Sudden Pirate: A Comedy Show Benefit for Mikey Walz will feature Mikey's closest comedy friends doing stand-up, along with a closing set by Mikey himself.

2019 Presenting Sponsor: Audible

2019 Major Sponsors: Kimpton Buchanan Hotel, Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel

2019 Charitable Partner: 826 Valencia

2019 Official Cannabis Sponsor: Sparc SF

2019 Official Sponsors: Calicraft Brewery, Winc, Zipcar, SCHED, Trejure, KIND Snacks, Aquahydrate, Hint Water, Snap Yourself!

2019 Venues:

Alamo Drafthouse at the New Mission, Brava Theatre and Cabaret, Cafe Du Nord, California Academy of Sciences, Castro Theatre, The Chapel, Cobb's Comedy Club, Gateway Theatre, Marines' Memorial Theatre, The Masonic, Mezzanine, The Nourse, Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, PianoFight, Punch Line Comedy Club, The Speakeasy, Swedish American Hall.


SF Sketchfest, co-founded and directed by David Owen, Cole Stratton and Janet Varney, produces the eclectic San Francisco Comedy Festival, the longest-running comedy festival in the U.S. SF Sketchfest is an internationally-recognized and critically-acclaimed event that mixes major comedy stars and the best up-and-coming comedians from around the world for over two weeks of sketch, stand-up, alternative comedy, music, improv, films, tributes, live podcasts, workshops, and panel discussions. SF Sketchfest offers its audiences the rare opportunity to see their favorite performers in intimate live performances and discussions.

In past years, SF Sketchfest has featured renowned comedy artists such as Aziz Ansari, Fred Armisen, Dan Aykroyd, Maria Bamford, Dave Barry, Mike Birbiglia, Jack Black, Rachel Bloom, Julie Brown, Dana Carvey, Margaret Cho, Billy Crystal, Noel Fielding, Zach Galifianakis, Ricky Gervais, Christopher Guest, Eddie Izzard, Monty Python's Terry Jones, Key & Peele, Robert Klein, Michael McKean, Kate McKinnon, Tig Notaro, CONAN O'Brien, Patton Oswalt, Penn & Teller, Amy Poehler, Paul Reubens, Mort Sahl, Amy Schumer, Amy Sedaris, Garry Shandling, HARRY Shearer, Robert Townsend, Aisha Tyler, Reggie Watts, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Robin Williams, and "Weird Al" Yankovic. The festival has also hosted film and television stars including Alan Arkin, Will Arnett, Candice Bergen, Bruce Campbell, Lizzy Caplan, Dick Cavett, Bud Cort, Ted Danson, Laura Dern, Danny DeVito, Sally Field, Nathan Fillion, Jeff Goldblum, Elliott Gould, Jon Hamm, Neil Patrick Harris, Bill Irwin, Ricky Jay, Rashida Jones, Cloris Leachman, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jane Lynch, Parker Posey, Paul Rudd, Jason Schwartzman, Adam Scott, Jason Segel, and Gene Wilder; ensemble comedy groups The Kids in the Hall, Mr. Show, "Mystery Science Theater 3000," The State, "Drunk History" and the Upright Citizens Brigade; reunions of the casts of "Wet Hot American Summer", "Animal House", "Twin Peaks" and "Party Down"; musical guests David Byrne, Bill Frisell, Ben Gibbard, Tenacious D, Aimee Mann, Bob Mould, Rhett Miller, tUnE-yArDs, Nellie McKay, and Robert Glasper, and many more.

More information at sfsketchfest.com

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