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SF Sketchfest

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 19:44:00
Article by:
Sam Felsing
The 17th annual SF Sketchfest is becoming a traditional city event. Illustration via Google.
Start the year off with some laughs at the 17th Annual SF Sketchfest, happening in 2018 from Jan. 11-28.
    
The 2 ½-week-long comedy festival, taking place at different venues throughout the city, is jammed packed with improv workshops, tributes to comic greats, musical performances, live recordings of podcasts, and of course, sketches.
    
Among the events on the 2018 lineup: “Fake TED Talks,” a faux version of the popular lecture series; “How to Improvise Like a Married Couple” —  an improvisational class that focuses on teaching two-person improv groups how to work better together; and “Celebrity Autobiography,” where celebrities act out other celebrities’ memoirs.
    
David Owen, Cole Stratton and Janet Varney founded SF Sketchfest in 2001. It was originally meant to spotlight six Bay Area comedy groups, but soon expanded to showcase talents from across North America. Performers such as Dan Aykroyd, Candice Bergen, James L. Brooks, David Byrne, Neil Patrick Harris, Garry Shandling, Brian Henson and Moby have performed or been honored at prior Sketchfest events.
    
The full lineup of the 2018 Sketchfest can be found at sfsketchfest.com/.
 
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