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SF Sketchfest: 2019 lineup & tickets (‘Best in Show’ reunion, Kids in the Hall, more)


The 2019 edition of San Francisco’s long-running SF Sketchfest goes down January 10 – 27. It’s the 18th annual edition and, as always, there are a ton of amazing shows and events happening, including:

  • A “Best In Show” 20th Anniversary Reunion & Screening with Ed Begley, Jr., Jennifer Coolidge, Christopher Guest, John Michael Higgins, Michael Hitchcock, Eugene Levy, Jane Lynch, Michael McKean, Catherine O’Hara and producer Karen Murphy, moderated by Kevin Pollak
  • “Four Kids, One Dumb Night: SF Sketchfest celebrates the 35th Anniversary of The Kids in the Hall” with Dave Foley, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney and Scott Thompson who will talk about new KITH biography and a screening of their film Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy.
  • A tribute to Carol Burnett with the legend herself in conversation.
  • A tribute to Margaret Cho where she’ll be in conversation with Ben Fong Torres.
  • “Crashing” Live with Pete Holmes, Judd Apatow and Madeline Wise who will talk about Pete’s HBO series and more.
  • Who’s Laughing Now: An Evening with Bruce Campbell and “Evil Dead II”
  • Big Terrific with Jenny Slate, Gabe Liedman & Max Silvestri
  • A SF Sketchfest edition of “Butterboy” with hosts Jo Firestone and Aparna Nancherla and guests Nore Davis, Donwill, Laurie Kilmartin and Clare O’Kane.
  • A salute to Oscar-nominated animator Bill Plympton
  • The Found Footage Festival are pitted against Everything is Terrible for a night of obscure VHS mayhem
  • Mystery Science Theater 300 alumni The Mads Are Back (Trace Beaulieu and Frank Conniff) and Rifftrax Live (Bill Corbett and Kevin Murphy)
  • “Futurama” Live: Mom’s Revenge! with David X. Cohen, John DiMaggio, David Herman, Maurice LaMarche, Phil LaMarr, Tress MacNeille, Lee Supercinski and Billy West

There’s also podcast tapings (improv4humans, Doug Loves Movies, Probably Science, Sawbones, Judge John Hodgman, The Kondabolu Brothers, Movie Crush and more), storytelling, game shows, family-friendly events (Story Pirates), plus shows with Paul F Tompkins, Lauren Lapkus, Ron Funches, Jon Glaser, Puddles Pity Party, W. Kamau Bell, Julie Klausner, Wajatta (Reggie Watts & John Tejada), David Cross, Dana Gould, Janeane Garofalo, Jen Kirkman, Tom Kenny, Michael Ian Black, Busy Phillips, and more.

This is just scratching the surface of SF Sketchfest 2019. Check out the entire lineup and tickets are on sale now.

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