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SF Sketchfest : $15 Tix

SF’s annual two-week comedy fest has lots of sketch, improv & stand-up shows for $15 or less
By - posted 1/17/2012

The annual SF Sketchfest Comedy Festival returns to San Francisco once again with 17 highly anticipated days of comedians, improv and stand-up. But there’s no need to break the bank for a few laughs.

Read on for SF Sketchfest comedy, movies, and events for $15 or less between January 19 and February 4, 2012.

SF Sketchfest 2012:
Top picks for $15 or less

The Legacy Music Dance Party: Mame That Chune
Saturday, January 21 | 5:30pm | Hemlock Tavern | $10

Mame That Chune is “Name That Tune” for video game music of the 8-bit and 16-bit era.  Three audience members will be selected to compete along with three comedian contestants.  After the game show, the dance party begins featuring strictly video game music. No remixes, no covers – just pure music from the Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis, TurboGrafx-16, Game Boy, and more.

Nightlife at the California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, January 26th | 6pm | California Academy of Sciences | $12

Sharks, rare butterflies and iridescent jellyfish play host to the rarest creatures of the comedy realm including Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant (Reno 911!), and plenty more improv troupes and standup comedians. New Wave City DJs Shindog & Andy T., from the city’s top 80s dance party, will be spinning throughout the night.

The Dark Crystal 30th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, February 4th | 11am | The Castro Theatre | $10

Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Jim Henson’s classic family fantasy The Dark Crystal. The show will feature a pre-screening introduction by famed Henson puppeteer Dave Goelz, who performed multiple characters in the movie (and is also the man behind The Great Gonzo), and rare behind-the-scenes footage.

SF Sketchfest 2012:
Other Comedy Events for $15 or Less

Short on cash, but still want to laugh? Here are just a few of the cheaper (but still hilarious) SF Sketchfest events for 2012.

SF Sketchfest in the Mission – $15
8pm and 10pm shows every day of Sketchfest. See the schedule for comedians and hosts.
Dark Room SF, 2263 Mission Street

Rooftop Stand Up Showcases $15
10:30pm shows on January 20, 21, 27, 28, February 3, 4.
The Purple Onion, 140 Columbus Avenue

Smug Shift$15
12 midnight, January 21 (with Brent Weinbach and Moshe Kasher)
Dark Room SF, 2263 Mission Street

Everything Jamboree $15
January 25, 8pm (with Jesse Fernandez, Miles K and Jesse Elias)
The Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson Street

Harmon Leon in Ironic/NOT Ironic$15
January 26, 8pm
The Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson Street

The Spanglers $15
January 28, 8pm (with Vanessa Ragland and Jamie Flam)
The Purple Onion, 140 Columbus Avenue

Joke-e-oke $15
January 28, 12 midnight (with host Harmon Leon and guest judges Paco Romane, Brendon Walsh and more)
Dark Room SF, 2263 Mission Street

Mame that Chune – $10
January 21, 5:30pm (a video game music game show and dance party with Brent Weinbach and Rob F. Martinez)
Hemlock Tavern, 1131 Polk Street

The Dark Crystal 30th Anniversary Celebration $10
February 4, 11am (Screening, rare behind-the-scenes footage and introduction by special guest Dave Goelz)
The Castro Theatre, 429 Castro Street 


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