San Francisco Sketchfest

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Country and Region United StatesCalifornia
Type of Festival Drama
Location of Festival San Francisco and San Rafael, California, USA
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SF Sketchfest
2658 Griffith Park Blvd., No. 756
Los Angeles, CA 90036 USA
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Festival Description

San Francisco Sketchfest was founded in 2001 by co-directors David Owen, Cole Stratton, and Janet Varney. The festival features comedy, sketch and stand-up artists that range from veteran comedic artists to unlikely actors who show us they can stretch their range as well up-and-coming talents. The festival takes place in multiple venues in San Francisco and San Rafael, California. The programming also includes classic films to round out the experience.

Festival Dates January 24 - February 10, 2013
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Festival Events:

Noise Pop shows 2013:
  • This year, Noise Pop has partnered with Sketchfest, the internationally-renowned comedy festival, to present the following comedy and music shows. We hope to see you out there:
    • Friday, January 25
      Judge John Hodgman with Jesse Thorn and musical guest John Darnielle
      10:30pm at Marines’ Memorial Theatre
    • Saturday, January 26
      Delocated with Jon Glaser and musical guest Bob Mould
      10pm at Cobb’s Comedy Club
    • Tuesday, January 29
      Reggie Watts, Robert Glasper and Chris Dave
      8pm at Mezzanine
  • For additional information about Noise Pop visit their KadmusArts profile at


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Podcast interviews:
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Articles and Reviews:
  • Ninth annual SF comedy festival is very sketchy, by Robert Sokol (San Francisco Examiner, January 13, 2010)


Practical Info:

Multiple venues:
  • Including, but not limited to…
    • Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco
    • Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
    • Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery Street, San Francisco


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