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SF Sketchfest 2011: Deals & Cheap Tickets

On a limited budget but still need some laughs? Here’s the best of Sketchfest ’11 for $15 and under.
By - posted 1/17/2011 No Comment

The Tenth Annual SF Sketchfest comedy festival takes place January 13-February 5th, 2011 and features dozens of comedy shows and events all over the city at venues ranging from Cobb’s Comedy Club, The Purple Onion, and even The Castro Theater.

2011 highlights include Will Forte, Bobcat Goldthwait, Maria Bamford, Neil Patrick Harris, Bob Odenkirk, Doug Benson, Jimmy Pardo, Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, all-star tributes to Saturday Night Live (with Dan Aykroyd), tributes to Garry Shandling, “Murphy Brown” and tons more.  [Full 2011 Schedule]

Ticket prices for individual shows range from $15 to $40.

But if you’re on a limited budget but could still use some laughs, here’s our picks for some of the best of the cheap shows thanks to discounts at Goldstar.

Paul Brittain in Ted and Melanie and Lauren Weedman’s No… You Shut Up

Eureka Theatre (San Francisco, CA)
Friday, Jan. 21 @ 10:30pm
Full Price: $20.00 Our Price: $10.00

SF Sketchfest presents Saturday Night Live’s Paul Brittain and Jet Eveleth in Ted and Melanie, plus The Daily Show’s Lauren Weedman’s solo show No… You Shut Up. Ted and Melanie is a sketch show based on Brittain and Eveleth’s improvised show at the iO Theater in Chicago, while No… You Shut Up is anexcruciatingly funny true story of fractured families, families with dead mothers, two mothers, adopted mothers and foster kids.

SF Sketchfest Presents Comedians Matt Braunger & Jamie Kilstein

Punch Line Comedy Club (San Francisco, CA)
Friday, Jan. 21 @ 8:00pm
Full Price: $20.00 Our Price: $10.00

SF Sketchfest presents Matt Braunger & Jamie Kilstein, two of the country’s hottest rising stand-up stars. Braunger has been seen on the Tonight Show and Letterman, and was a cast member on the last season of MADtv. Kilstein is known for his hard-hitting political comedy, and has toured with Eddie Izzard, Billy Connolly, Lewis Black and Louis CK.

Comedians Jen Kirkman & Baron Vaughn at SF Sketchfest

Punch Line Comedy Club (San Francisco, CA)
Friday, Jan. 21 @ 10:15pm
Full Price: $20.00 Our Price: $10.00

SF Sketchfest presents rising comedy stars Jen Kirkman and Baron Vaughn. Kirkman’s hilariously neurotic true stories earned her a breakout job as a writer and cast member on E!’s Chelsea Lately. Vaughn has been on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, and recently landed a regular role on the new USA series Fairly Legal.

Brent Weinbach & Charlyne Yi at Cobb’s

Cobb’s Comedy Club (San Francisco, CA)
Sunday, Jan. 23 @ 8:00pm
Full Price: $20.00 Our Price: $10.00

SF Sketchfest presents eccentric comedians Brent Weinbach and Charlyne Yi. Weinbach, who’s won the Andy Kaufman Award at the HBO Comedy Festival, is one of the Bay Area’s top comedians. Yi has been seen in the films Paper Heart and Knocked Up. Alex Koll hosts.

Joe Sib’s California Calling and Rob Delaney’s Naked and Bloody

Punch Line Comedy Club (San Francisco, CA)
Thursday, Jan. 27 @ 8:00pm
Full Price: $15.00 Our Price: $7.50

Joe Sib, once a punk rock-loving kid, grew up to lead punk band Wax and co-own Side One Dummy Records. 9 years ago, Rob Delaney was in jail in a wheelchair, naked and covered in his own blood… and he’s now a successful stand-up comic. They tell their compelling stories in acclaimed solo shows. Sib’s California Calling: A Story of Growing Up Punk Rock and Delaney’s Naked and Bloody share a bill at SF Sketchfest.

Stand-Up Comedians Mary Mack & Kumail Nanjiani

Punch Line Comedy Club (San Francisco, CA)
Friday, Jan. 28 @ 8:00pm
Full Price: $20.00 Our Price: $10.00

SF Sketchfest presents unique comedians Mary Mack and Kumail Nanjiani, both of whom are on the rise in the nation’s stand-up circles. Mack is a native of Minnesota, and her eccentric stories and mandolin sing-alongs have been seen on Comedy Central and Last Comic Standing. Nanjiani acted and wrote for Comedy Central’s Michael and Michael Have Issues, and has also appeared on The Colbert Report, The Late Show with David Letterman and NPR’s This American Life.

Music Night at Cobb’s: Chris Hardwick, David Koechner, Garfunkel & Oates, and More

Cobb’s Comedy Club (San Francisco, CA)
Saturday, Jan. 29 @ 10:30pm
Full Price: $25.00 Our Price: $12.50

SF Sketchfest presents some of the country’s funniest musical comedians. Chris Hardwick (Web Soup hosts a lineup featuring Anchorman’s David Koechner, Garfunkel & Oates (The Tonight Show), Mike Phirman (who teamed up with Hardwick to form the popular duo Hard ‘n’ Phirm) and more.

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