SF Sketchfest presented announces additions to the lineup for the 19th annual San Francisco Comedy Festival January 9-26, 2020. The 18-day festival of more than 250 shows features major comedy stars and the best up-and-coming comedians from around the world performing in venues across the city bringing non-stop entertainment including sketch, stand-up, alternative comedy, music, improv, films, tributes, live podcasts, storytelling, family shows, workshops, panels and more.

Tickets for all new shows and all previously announced shows are on sale now at sfsketchfest.com.


  • SF Sketchfest Tribute to beloved actress Molly Shannon, in conversation with Bruce McCulloch followed by a 20th Anniversary Screening of “Superstar.”

  • SF Sketchfest Tribute to multi-talented stand-up comedian, “2 Dope Queens” co-host/co-star, New York Times best-selling writer, and actress Phoebe Robinson, in conversation.

  • “Freestyle Love Supreme”:  Bay Area premiere of the hit Broadway improvised hip-hop phenomenon created by Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Anthony Veneziale, 2nd show added by popular demand.

  • Jermaine Fowler: Headlining stand-up from comedian, writer and actor seen in HBO’s “Crashing” and the films “Sorry To Bother You” and upcoming “Coming To America 2”.

  • Joel Kim Booster’s Joy F*ck Club: After a rousing, sold out show last year, Joel brings his wildly popular show back to SF Sketchfest with guests Nori Reed and more.

  • Self Helpless Podcast: Special live taping with Taylor Tomlinson, Delanie Fischer, and Kelsey Cook who each bring their own areas of expertise to the conversation diving into all things self-improvement.

  • Bobcat Goldthwait & Mary Lynn Rajskub co-headline A Night of Stand-Up, Hosted by Emily Catalano.


SF Sketchfest and Another Planet Entertainment co-present Kevin Smith who will be screening his latest and greatest motion picture, the star studded “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot”, at the Fox Theatre in Oakland. The New Jersey stoner icons who first hit the screen 25 years ago in “CLERKS” are back! When Jay and Silent Bob discover that Hollywood is rebooting an old movie based on them, the clueless duo embark on another cross-country mission to stop it all over again! Tickets: https://sched.co/Y7FI

A week after the festival ends, SF Sketchfest is pleased to co-present, with Broadway SF, Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live: The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour with original host and creator Joel Hodgson at the Golden Gate Theatre on January 31-February 1.

SF Sketchfest previously announced its most eclectic lineup yet, featuring “Freestyle Love Supreme”, the hit Broadway improvised hip-hop phenomenon created by Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Anthony Veneziale; tributes to Tony Shalhoub, Busy Philipps, Sandra Bernhard, Kevin Nealon, Crispin Glover, Robert Klein, Eugene Mirman, Brian Regan, and The Monkees with Michael Nesmith and Micky Dolenz; appearances by Maria Bamford, Macaulay Culkin, Margaret Cho, Tony Hale, Rachel Dratch, Fred Armisen, Patton Oswalt, Kristen Schaal, Doug Benson, Michael Ian Black, the cast and creators of “SpongeBob SquarePants”; film tributes to “Airplane!”, “Clue”, “Rocky Horror Picture Show”; musical guests include country music sensation Brad Paisley, jazz luminary Bill Frisell, and Prince and the Revolution guitarist Wendy Melvoin, and so much more!

SF Sketchfest offers its audiences the rare opportunity to see their favorite performers in intimate live performances, discussions and immersive comedy experiences and audiences can expect another outstanding year of fun over the fest’s 18 days of entertainment programming.

SF Sketchfest schedule & tickets: sfsketchfest.com/schedule-and-tickets/

Schedule and lineup subject to change.

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