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The Best of SF Sketchfest 2019 | January 10-27

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

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

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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