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The Best of SF Sketchfest 2019

Your Funcheap festival guide w/ free events and win tix to opening night
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SF Sketchfest, the San Francisco Comedy Festival, is a yearly celebration of sketch, improv, stand-up, musical and alternative comedy, bringing the best in headlining and up and coming comedy to the Bay Area every January.

18th Annual SF Sketchfest
January 10-27, 2019
See the full 2019 SF Sketchfest schedule and list of performers.

The 2019 lineup includes over 250 performers in 3 weeks including Margaret Cho, Neil Patrick Harris, Office Space, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Kids in the Hall, Bob Odenkirk plus tons of live podcasts.

Plus, there’s a handful of free events and Funcheap has the hookup to several shows as well where you can win yourself a pair of tickets.

Free SF Sketchfest Events 2019

Get some free comedy at Piano Fight in the TL – RSVP required

  • Sup Doc – Sat 1/125:30pm at Piano Fight – Hilarious comedian review show of documentaries led by Paco Romane (Comedy Central / SF Weekly’s “Best Comedian”)
  • Traumatized with Erin & Jason – Sun 1/135:30pm at Piano Fight – Comedy podcast in which we rewatch the children’s movies that terrified us as kids, and reexamine them in the cold light of adulthood
  • Obsessed – Sat 1/19 5:30pm at Piano Fight – Comedy podcast about liking things a lot. Hosted by comedian/writer Joseph Scrimshaw, guests share their deepest loves from Cats to Star Wars to Knitting and everything in between.
  • The Bechdel Cast – Sun 1/205:30pm at Piano Fight -Podcast hosted by comedians Jamie Loftus and Caitlin Durante about the portrayal of women in film.
  • Next Big Thing with Courtney & Dara – Sun 1/275:30pm at Piano Fight – Comedy web series, podcast and live show led by two Black techies: Courtney Thomas and Dara M Wilson

Tuesday, January 15

Win Tix: SF Sketchfest: Riffer’s Delight “Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade” | Alamo Drafthouse
Tuesday, January 15 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Alamo Drafthouse
Cheap shots from the cheap seats. Riffer’s Delight is the monthly movie-mocking show at the Alamo Drafthouse. Comedians Natasha Muse and Nato Green together with their guest’s wreck and enhance the movies you’re most nostalgic about. This time it’s 1989’s “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” > Get ...

Friday, January 18

Win Tix: SF Sketchfest: Totally Hosted with Dave Hill | Swedish American Hall
Friday, January 18 – 10:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Swedish American Hall
Host Dave Hill welcomes you to Totally Hosted, a talk show where each guest gets the opportunity to also be the host. > Get Tickets – $25 Joining him are special guest Guy Branum, Jon Glaser, Joshua Grannell, and Alice Wetterlund.

Saturday, January 19

Obsessed with Joseph Scrimshaw | SF Sketchfest 2019
Saturday, January 19 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with an RSVP
| PianoFight
Obsessed with Joseph Scrimshaw | SF Sketchfest 2019
Obsessed is a comedy podcast about liking things a lot. Hosted by comedian/writer Joseph Scrimshaw, guests share their deepest loves from Cats to Star Wars to Knitting and everything in between. This live episode is all about misunderstood water creatures. Guest Rebecca Watson (Skepchicks, Quiz-O-Tron) is ...

Sunday, January 20

Win Tix: SF Sketchfest: The Indignities of Being a Woman | Swedish American Hall
Sunday, January 20 – 4:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Swedish American Hall
Join celebrated comedy writers Merrill Markoe and Megan Koester as they explore the increasingly relevant question – “Why the hell are women still being treated like second class citizens?” > Get Tickets – $20 Merrill and Megan will be joined by a special guest moderator as they ...
The Bechdel Cast Sun Podcast | SF Sketchfest 2019
Sunday, January 20 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | PianoFight
The Bechdel Cast Sun Podcast | SF Sketchfest 2019
The Bechdel Cast is a podcast hosted by comedians Jamie Loftus and Caitlin Durante about the portrayal of women in film. It’s inspired by the Bechdel Test (created by cartoonist Alison Bechdel), which requires that a movie has two female characters (with names) who speak ...

Sunday, January 27

Next Big Thing with Courtney & Dara | SF Sketchfest 2019
Sunday, January 27 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with an RSVP
| PianoFight
Next Big Thing with Courtney & Dara | SF Sketchfest 2019
“Next Big Thing with Courtney & Dara” is a comedy web series, podcast and live show led by two Black techies: Courtney Thomas and Dara M Wilson. The show shines a much-deserved spotlight on people of color doing dope things in tech, media, politics, & entrepreneurship.
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