• Comedian Brent Weinbach proves the most iron of all Iron Comics at SF Sketchfest

    SAN FRANCISCO – In the end, the audience at Cobb’s Comedy Club gleefully selected the understated, absurdist humor of Brent Weinbach as the winner of Iron Comic last night. So, what does that mean, exactly? Well, for one, it means Weinbach has skills well beyond slinging well-written and thoroughly worked-through jokes. It might also mean comedy goers in San Francisco enjoy a little nuance in their laughs. If you’re unfamiliar

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    Tenacious D opens SF Sketchfest with stories, laughs and rock

    SAN FRANCISCO — As the 13th edition of SF Sketchfest is upon us, I’m reminded the mark of a truly great comedy festival is not simply amassing as many high-profile and up-and-coming comics as possible and throwing them up onstage throughout a city. It’s about offering the comedy fans something they couldn’t get otherwise. To that end, fest organizers this year are offering a ton of tributes, salutes and anniversary

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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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    Check out photos from the ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ reunion at Sketchfest!

    San Francisco’s stellar comedy event Sketchfest (running through Feb. 4) — the 11th annual, don’t you know? — kicked off Jan. 19 and has already hosted some amazing shows, one of which was a Wet Hot American Summer reunion! Dubbed Wet Hot American Summer: The Live Radio Play, the star-studded reading adapted for the stage by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker, went down this past Saturday at the Marines’ Memorial

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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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    Sketchfest NYC announces lineup, will run June 8 – 11

    New York will play host to a whole lot of funny in about three weeks. SketchFest NYC has announced its full schedule for their 7th Festival, a four-day event running from June 8 – 11 that will feature 36 sketch comedy groups from across the nation. In addition to sketch comedy, audiences can also check out shows and panels on the Onion News Network, Comedy Central’s Digital Showcase, and a

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    Sketchfest NYC 2010: A recap

    Sketchfest NYC 2010, a three day all-night sketch comedy festival celebrating acts from across the country went down June 10-12. The stage at Upright Citizens Brigade theatre saw over 20 acts, all sharing their own styles with the theater-goers (sometimes by using an audience member to replace part of the cast, and sometimes by passing a handle of Jack Daniels around to the audience). I was there Friday and Saturday

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