• SF Sketchfest: Conversations with the San Francisco comedy fest founders

    In the dark of winter, hundreds of the most joyful people imaginable descend upon San Francisco for the funniest cult this side of Jonestown: SF Sketchfest. The 18-day occupation from Jan. 23 – Feb. 9 — details here — celebrates established favorites and up-and-coming personalities in sketch, improvisation, stand-up and this golden age of podcasting while simultaneously commemorating the history of comedy. Below, Laughspin talks with festival co-founders Cole Stratton,

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    SF Sketchfest announces stellar lineup, Key and Peele, Amy Schumer, Tenacious D, more!

    Like many folks, I have mixed feelings about comedy festivals. On the one hand, maintaining the requisite energy to plow through days of programming and events is a tall order. On the other hand, so much awesome business happens that it’s usually worth the sleepless nights and inevitable exhaustion on the tail end. SF Sketchfest announced their 13th annual comedy festival line-up this week, running Jan. 23 through Feb. 9

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    Jeff Ross talks about his plans to roast San Francisco at the Outside Lands festival

    Jeff Ross has skills. He’s got the unique ability to decimate a person with a single spoken sentence. While it might not be the most traditional, bankable skillset, Ross has found a way to use it to his advantage. The Roastmaster General has turned his talent into an empire of success. Appearing on 10 Comedy Central roasts where he unleashed verbal beatdowns upon the likes of Pamela Anderson, Charlie Sheen,

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    SF Sketchfest lineup reads more like a comedy nerd’s bucket list than a real festival

    Producers of the 11th Annual SF Sketchfest posted their line-up, which reads more like a comedy nerd’s “bucket list” than a real line-up for something that will actually be happening in several weeks. For starters, Sketchfest will host Eddie Izzard, the original founding members of the Upright Citizens Brigade, The Paul F. Tompkins Show, Pretty Good Friends with Eugene Mirman, Meltdown with Jonah Ray & Kumail Nanjiani, WTF and Marc

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