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Monday, December 15, 2008

The State Reunion and Tribute to Headline 2009 Sketchfest

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SF's annual Sketchfest never fails to please the comedy nerds. After months of wondering how they could possibly outdo last year's Kids in the Hall tribute, the annual festival of hilarity recently announced the reunion of the seminal comedy troupe, The State. Their early-90s television show on MTV revolutionized sketch comedy for years to come, and members then went on to produce classic comedy staples such as Wet Hot American Summer, Stella, Reno 911!, and more recently, Role Models. The complete troupe will reunite for a night of performances as well as a moderated discussion, and certain members will also present a Q&A screening of Wet Hot American Summer. Other scheduled events to take note of are Tim and Eric of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, Robert Smigel's TV Funhouse, and a salute to Bud Cort with a screening of Harold and Maude. Click 'More' for the entire Sketchfest schedule, then visit sfsketchfest.com for complete info. --Oscar Pascual


The Eighth Annual SF Sketchfest:
The

San Francisco Comedy Festival
January

15-31, 2009
www.sfsketchfest.com

Tickets on sale Sunday, December 14 at 10:00AM
2009 performers



2009 Line-Up Announced!


THE STATE
SF

SKETCHFEST TRIBUTE AND REUNION PERFORMANCES WITH KEVIN ALLISON, MICHAEL IAN

BLACK, ROBERT BEN GARANT, TODD HOLOUBEK, MICHAEL PATRICK JANN, KERRI

KENNEY-SILVER, THOMAS LENNON, JOE LO TRUGLIO, KEN MARINO, MICHAEL SHOWALTER AND

DAVID WAIN

TIM AND ERIC AWESOME SHOW, GREAT JOB! TOUR

2009

A SALUTE TO BUD CORT WITH "HAROLD AND

MAUDE" FILM SCREENING AND CONVERSATION WITH BUD CORT IN PERSON!



FERNWOOD REUNION: MARTIN MULL & FRED WILLARD



SF SKETCHFEST COMEDY WRITING AWARD:
ROBERT

SMIGEL IN CONVERSATION WITH DANA CARVEY

TV FUNHOUSE LIVE
WITH ROBERT SMIGEL, DINO STAMATOPOULOS AND

DOUG DALE FEATURING THE ANIPALS AND TRIUMPH THE INSULT COMIC DOG



CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY
THE HILLS: A STAGED READING
SUNDAY WITH

MORAL OREL
UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE
TOTALLY LOOPED
COMEDY

DEATH-RAY
INVITE THEM UP
GAME SHOW EXPLOSION!
FACEBOOK IMPROV
THE

SOUND OF YOUNG AMERICA LIVE
"WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER"
"BETTER OFF

DEAD"
CARTOON DUMP
SMUG SHIFT
SCOTT ADSIT
AZIZ ANSARI
CURTIS

ARMSTRONG
MARIA BAMFORD
ARJ BARKER
TODD BARRY
MATT BESSER


FRANK CONNIFF
ROB CORDDRY
SEAN CULLEN
ANDREW DALY
DRENNON

DAVIS
RACHEL DRATCH
WILL DURST
KATE FLANNERY
WILL FRANKEN
DIANE

FRANKLIN
THE FUN BUNCH (SCOTT AUKERMAN & BJ PORTER)
ZACH

GALIFIANAKIS
JANEANE GAROFALO
GOD'S POTTERY
JON HAMM
CHRIS

HARDWICK
RACHAEL HARRIS
SAVAGE STEVE HOLLAND
ROB HUEBEL
KASPER

HAUSER
TOM KENNY
ANDY KINDLER
NICK KROLL
MICHAEL MCKEAN
TIM

MEADOWS
EUGENE MIRMAN
SETH MORRIS
LARAINE NEWMAN
TIG NOTARO
OSCAR

NUNEZ
BOB ODENKIRK
ZAK ORTH
ANNETTE O'TOOLE
RICK OVERTON
JIMMY

PARDO
MIKE PHIRMAN
ROB RIGGLE
PAUL SCHEER
SCOTT THOMPSON
BOBBY

TISDALE
PAUL F. TOMPKINS
2-HEADED DOG
MATT WALSH
BRENT

WEINBACH
And many more!


DAY 1:

Thursday, January 15
Opening Night:
SF Sketchfest

and Adult Swim Present
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Tour

2009
Mezzanine at 8PM, $25
21+

SF Sketchfest

Stands Up:
Jimmy Pardo with Jason Downs and Alex Koll
Punch Line

Comedy Club at 8PM, $15

DAY 2: Friday, January

16
TV Funhouse Live with Robert Smigel, Dino

Stamatopoulos and Doug Dale featuring the Anipals and Triumph the Insult Comic

Dog
with Birthday Boys
The Eureka Theatre at 8PM,

$30

SF Sketchfest Stands Up:
Jimmy Pardo with Jason Downs and

Alex Koll
Punch Line Comedy Club at 8PM and 10PM,

$19

Bebop Heroin Hour with hosts Jamie Flam and Hugh

Moore
with Brent Weinbach, Josh Fadem, Meghan Parks, Vanessa Ragland, Chiara

Triska, Mike Phirman and Ron Lynch
The Purple Onion at 8PM,

$15

Smug Shift with Brent Weinbach and Moshe Kasher
with TJ

Miller, BriTANick, Mary Van Note and more
The Eureka Theatre at

10:30PM, $15

SF Sketchfest in the Mission:
Crisis Hopkins,

Sidecar and Oren Brimer
The Dark Room at 8PM, $12

SF

Sketchfest in the Mission:
VentureTek, Sidecar and Oren

Brimer
The Dark Room at 10:30PM, $12

DAY 3: Saturday, January 17
The SF

Sketchfest Comedy Writing Award:
Robert Smigel in conversation with Dana

Carvey
Clips and Conversation
Cobb's Comedy Club at 2PM,

$25

Totally Looped featuring Laraine Newman, Maria Bamford, Oscar

Nunez, Rick
Overton, Joe Liss and Richard Kuhlman with The Lampshades

featuring Kate Flannery and Scot Robinson
The Eureka Theatre at

8PM, $20

SF Sketchfest Stands Up:
Jimmy Pardo with Jason Downs

and Alex Koll
Punch Line Comedy Club at 8PM and 10PM,

$21

SF Sketchfest in the Mission:
Smug Shift with Brent

Weinbach and Moshe Kasher
with Jonah Ray, Josh Fadem, Ron Lynch, TJ Miller

and more
The Dark Room at 8PM, $15

Theme Park Improv

Show
with Scott Adsit ("30 Rock"), Oscar Nunez ("The Office"), Kate Flannery

("The Office"), Jessica Makinson ("Halfway Home"), Janet Varney ("Dinner and a

Movie"), Cole Stratton (MTV's "Yo Momma") and more
The Eureka

Theatre at 10:30PM, $20

SF Sketchfest in the Mission:
Things

We Made, Birthday Boys and BriTANick
The Dark Room at 10:30PM,

$12

DAY 4: Sunday, January

18
Sunday with Moral Orel
Panel with Dino

Stamatopoulos and Scott Adsit
The Eureka Theatre at 2PM,

$15

Totally Looped featuring Laraine Newman, Maria Bamford, Oscar

Nunez, Rick Overton, Joe Liss and Richard Kuhlman
Christopher B.

Smith Rafael Film Center at 7:30PM, $20

Scott Thompson:

Scottastrophe!
with 2-Headed Dog: Dave (Gruber) Allen, Craig Anton, Mark Fite

and Jim Turner
The Eureka Theatre at 8PM, $20

DAY 5: Monday, January 19
Celebrity

Autobiography
with
Michael McKean
Annette O'Toole
Rachel

Dratch
Scott Thompson
Laraine Newman
and co-creators Eugene Pack and

Dayle Reyfel
Cobb's Comedy Club at 7PM and 9PM,

$35

The Heather Gold Show
with Maria Bamford, Will Franken and

more
The Eureka Theatre at 8PM, $15

Inaugural Eve

Obama-rama
with Johnny Steele, Dan St. Paul and Joe Klocek
Punch

Line Comedy Club at 8PM, $15

DAY 6: Tuesday,

January 20
No performances

tonight!

DAY 7: Wednesday, January

21
Emo! The Musical
The Eureka Theatre at

8PM, $12

DAY 8: Thursday, January

22
A Salute to Bud Cort with "Harold and

Maude"
The Castro Theatre at 7PM, $20

SF Sketchfest

Stand Up Spotlight
Sean Cullen and more
Cobb's Comedy Club at

8PM, $20

Kevin Allison: F*** Up
and
Will Franken:

Spontaneous Order
The Eureka Theatre at 8PM, $18

SF

Sketchfest Stands Up:
Aziz Ansari with Nick Kroll and Hasan

Minhaj
Punch Line Comedy Club at 8PM, $18.50

"Better

Off Dead"
screening with writer/director Savage Steve Holland and actors

Curtis Armstrong ("Charles De Mar") and Diane Franklin ("Monique Junot") in

person
The Castro Theatre at 9:45PM, $10

DAY 9: Friday, January 23
Facebook

Improv
Featuring Rob Corddry, Rob Riggle, Rob Huebel, Paul Scheer,

Seth Morris, Chad Carter, Owen Burke
At 8PM with Dannah & Danielle: Let's

Get Awkward
At 10:30PM with Best Friends
The Eureka Theatre,

$20

The Sound of Young America Live with Jesse Thorn
Guests

include Sean Cullen and more to be announced!
Cobb's Comedy Club at

8PM, $20

SF Sketchfest Stands Up:
Aziz Ansari with Nick Kroll

and Hasan Minhaj
Punch Line Comedy Club at 8PM and 10:00PM,

$22

Will Franken with The Remainders and Rusty

Mahakian
The Purple Onion at 8PM, $18

SF Sketchfest

in the Mission:
Serve By Expiration, Dry Hump and Casting

Couch
The Dark Room at 8PM, $12

Invite Them Up with

Eugene Mirman and Bobby Tisdale
with Janeane Garofalo, Todd Barry, Tig Notaro

and more
Cobb's Comedy Club at 10:30PM, $25

SF

Sketchfest in the Mission:
Elephant Larry, 3 Actorteers and Piano

Fight
The Dark Room at 10:30PM, $12

DAY 10: Saturday, January 24
The

State
Kevin Allison, Michael Ian Black, Robert Ben Garant, Todd Holoubek,

Michael Patrick Jann, Kerri Kenney-Silver, Thomas Lennon, Joe Lo Truglio, Ken

Marino, Michael Showalter and David Wain
Live performances
The

Eureka Theatre at 8PM and 10PM, $35

The Hills: A Staged

Reading
with Janeane Garofalo, Rob Huebel, Rachael Harris, Mike Phirman, Tom

Kenny and more
Cobb's Comedy Club at 8PM, $25

SF

Sketchfest Stands Up:
Aziz Ansari with Nick Kroll and Hasan

Minhaj
Punch Line Comedy Club at 8PM and 10:00PM,

$22

Will Franken with The Remainders and Rusty

Mahakian
The Purple Onion at 8PM, $18

SF Sketchfest

in the Mission:
Elephant Larry, 3 Actorteers and Crisis

Hopkins
The Dark Room at 8PM, $12

Invite Them Up with

Eugene Mirman and Bobby Tisdale
with Rob Riggle, Todd Barry, Tig Notaro, Rob

Huebel and Paul Scheer
Cobb's Comedy Club at 10:30PM,

$25

SF Sketchfest in the Mission:
VentureTek, Dry Hump and

Casting Couch
The Dark Room at 10:30PM, $12

"Wet Hot

American Summer"
Screening with David Wain, Michael Showalter, Janeane

Garofalo, Michael Ian Black, Zak Orth, Joe Lo Truglio and Ken Marino in

person
The Clay Theatre at Midnight, $12

DAY 11: Sunday, January 25
The SF

Sketchfest Tribute:
The State
Kevin Allison, Michael Ian Black, Robert Ben

Garant, Todd Holoubek, Michael Patrick Jann, Kerri Kenney-Silver, Thomas Lennon,

Joe Lo Truglio, Ken Marino, Michael Showalter and David Wain
In

conversation with Janeane Garofalo
Herbst Theatre at 2PM,

$25

Stella: The Classic Nightclub Show
Michael Ian Black,

Michael Showalter and David Wain
with guests Tom Lennon, Tig Notaro, Nick

Kroll, The Doilies (Michael Showalter & Zak Orth) and house band Wil

Blades
Cobb's Comedy Club at 8PM, $25

Monsters of

Podcasting:
"Jordan Jesse Go!" with Jesse Thorn and Jordan Morris
"You

Look Nice Today" with Merlin Mann
The Eureka Theatre at 8PM,

$15

DAY 12: Monday, January

26
Kasper Hauser
and
Ubiquitous

They
The Eureka Theatre at 8PM, $20

Iron Comic with

Nato Green
Featuring Arj Barker, Tig Notaro and more
Punch Line

Comedy Club at 8PM, $17.50

DAY 13: Tuesday,

January 27
Emo! The Musical
The Eureka

Theatre at 8PM, $12

Mark Pitta & Friends
with Kasper

Hauser, Good Neighbor and Ubiquitous They
142 Throckmorton Theatre

at 8PM, $15

DAY 14: Wednesday, January

28
Fernwood Reunion with Martin Mull and Fred

Willard
Cobb's Comedy Club at 8PM, $35

Drennon Davis:

Mr. D's Funtastic Economy Show
and
Good Neighbor
The Eureka

Theatre at 8PM, $15

DAY 15: Thursday, January

29
The Hitler Roast
and
Oh, You and Your Bone

Spurs
The Eureka Theatre at 8PM, $15

God's

Pottery
with Drennon Davis and Chris Garcia
Punch Line Comedy

Club at 8PM, $15

DAY 16: Friday, January

30
Upright Citizens Brigade: A.S.S.S.S.C.A.T.
Matt

Besser, Matt Walsh, Tim Meadows, Andrew Daly, Danielle Schneider and more


with guest monologist
The Eureka Theatre at 8PM,

$30

Game Show Explosion! with Jimmy Pardo
with celebrity panel

including Jon Hamm, Bob Odenkirk, Paul F. Tompkins, Pat Francis and Scott

Aukerman
Cobb's Comedy Club at 8PM, $25

God's

Pottery
with Drennon Davis and Chris Garcia
Punch Line Comedy

Club at 8PM and 10PM, $19

SF Sketchfest Gets Political
Will

Durst
with Paul Gilmartin
The Purple Onion at 8PM,

$15

SF Sketchfest in the Mission:
Rue Brutalia, The Farce Side

and Serve By Expiration
The Dark Room at 8PM,

$12

Comedy Death-Ray:
Zach Galifianakis, Mary Lynn Rajskub,

Bob Odenkirk, Paul F. Tompkins, Andy Kindler, Chris Hardwick and The Fun Bunch

(Scott Aukerman & BJ Porter)
Cobb's Comedy Club at 10:30PM,

$25

Upright Citizens Brigade: A.S.S.S.S.C.A.T.
Matt Besser,

Matt Walsh, Tim Meadows, Andrew Daly, Danielle Schneider and more with guest

monologist
The Eureka Theatre at 10:30PM, $30

SF

Sketchfest in the Mission:
Oh, You and Your Bone Spurs, Pangea 3000 and

Groomed For Success
The Dark Room at 10:30PM, $12

DAY 17: Saturday, January 31
Never

Not Funny
Hosted by Jimmy Pardo, Pat Francis and Matt Belknap
with special

guest Jon Hamm
Cobb's Comedy Club at 2PM, $20

Game

Show Explosion! with Jimmy Pardo
with celebrity panel including Jon Hamm,

Mary Lynn Rajskub, Paul F. Tompkins, Matt Walsh, Chris Hardwick and Scott

Aukerman
Cobb's Comedy Club at 8PM, $25

Cartoon Dump

with Frank Conniff and special guest Andy Kindler
The Eureka Theatre

at 8PM, $20

God's Pottery
with Drennon Davis and Chris

Garcia
Punch Line Comedy Club at 8PM and 10PM, $21

SF

Sketchfest Gets Political
Will Durst
with Paul Gilmartin
The

Purple Onion at 8PM, $15

SF Sketchfest in the Mission:
Pangea

3000, The Freeze and Groomed For Success
The Dark Room at 8PM,

$12

Kasper Hauser
With Rue Brutalia and The Farce

Side
The Eureka Theatre at 10:30PM, $20

SF Sketchfest

in the Mission:
Things We Made, The Freeze and Piano Fight
The

Dark Room at 10:30PM, $12

Closing Night Show:
Bobby Bingo with

Bobby Tisdale
with Zach Galifianakis, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Bob Odenkirk, Paul

F. Tompkins, Matt Walsh, Frank Conniff and more
Cobb's Comedy Club

at 10:30PM, $25

Tickets on sale this Sunday,

December 14 at 10:00am Visit www.sfsketchfest.com

for ticket and schedule information.

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