A Sketchy Experience

A Sketchy Experience

I hit the first couple nights of SF Sketchfest–with RiffTrax, Kristen Schaal, Paul F. Tompkins, Kevin McDonald, Adam Savage, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Eugene Mirman and a whole lot of other acts–and hooboy am I exhausted. Head over to the KQED Arts Blog for the full report.

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A Laughable Feast

A Laughable Feast

Once a humble assemblage of local sketch comedy acts, SF Sketchfest now brings a staggering number of comedy heavyweights to San Francisco every year. The 11th annual comedy fest opened last Thursday, and the last week has already seen performances by John Hodgman, Ann Magnuson, Bruce McCulloch, Phil LaMarr, Eugene Mirman, Bobcat Goldthwait, Ben Gibbard, Molly Shannon, Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter, Paul Rudd, David Cross, Amy Poehler, Judy Greer, Will Durst, Bill Corbett, Kevin Murphy, Kevin Pollak, the Groundlings, Stella and the original Upright Citizens Brigade, including a radio-play reading of Wet Hot American Summer and a table-read of its unproduced sequel. The next week will bring Drew Carey and the Whose Line Is It Anyway? cast, Wil Wheaton, Adam Savage, Barry Bostwick, Elliott Gould, Sally Kellerman, Fred Willard, Rachel Dratch, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Florence Henderson, Laraine Newman, Oscar Nunez, Will Forte, Mary Lynn Rajskub, W. Kamau Bell, Dan Harmon, Kevin Smith, Will Franken, Bob Odenkirk, and… well good lord, isn’t that enough for you? Apparently not, because that doesn’t even cover half of what’s going on.

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