SF Sketchfest—a nearly month-long festival celebrating comedy in all its shapes and forms—descends upon San Francisco each January with an overstuffed roster of performances and panels to choose from. Each show usually sells out as soon as the festival’s full lineup is announced, but, with less than a week to go before it ends, we discovered available seats for some surprising performances. Here are the best of the rest.
We f*#@$*g love Margaret Cho. The San Francisco native with the chutzpah to tackle all our issues head on—and the surrogate daughter of Robin Williams and Joan Rivers, and the mother of Amy Schumer—begins touring her new show, “PsyCHO,” on October 2, with two shows scheduled at SF's Castro Theatre on October 15. We sat down with Cho to find out just how psycho she really is.
SF Sketchfest, the city's nationally renowned comedy showcase reminds us that, thankfully, this is a town brimming with choice stand-up comedy. Before tech ilk, foodies, and suburban-born street art warriors dominated the city's cultural vibe, comedy ruled. Robin Williams. The Purple Onion. Margaret Cho. North Beach. The roster of names and venues is seemingly endless. And with that, here are seven important reasons why you should buy tickets now to see SF Sketchfest.
Thanksgiving is upon us and before we know it, the holidays will be in full swing. That said, there is plenty of opportunity to laugh your ass off before approaching the hectic magic that is the holiday season. God knows you'll need it.
Sammy Obeid is one of many who are out there representing the comedy greatness that comes out of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Attention sad sacks, Eeyores, and Ms. Deborah Downer: your time is up. A bevy of delightfully demented comedic minds storms the city for SF Sketchfest starting Thursday, ready to chip away at your seasonal affective disorder. The festival brings together the country's best and brightest stars and schleppers from the worlds of stand-up, sketch comedy, sitcoms, improv and films—including a special screening of The Naked Gun starring the late, great Leslie Nielsen at the Castro Theatre—featuring onstage interviews with director David Zucker and leading lady Priscilla Presley—proudly sponsored by 7x7.