The way we see it, you can renew that gym membership and stand around for forty minutes waiting for an eliptical to free up or you can purchase tickets to the 13th annual San Francisco Sketchfest and laugh the holiday weight off. Need more convincing?
SF Sketchfest announced its lineup today, which includes a 10th anniversary screening of Napoleon Dynamite at the Castro Theatre with a live appearance by John Heder and a tribute performed by Tenacious D, a tribute to Alan Arkin, sketch comedy by Key & Peele, and a reunion of the Revenge of the Nerds cast in honor of the film's 30th anniversary. This is what you call pulling out all the stops.
The festival goes from January 23 to February 9, offering 18 days of laughter across 20 venues in San Francisco. The complete show schedule for SF Sketchfest 2014 will be available on Friday, December 13. Tickets range from $10 to $50 and go on sale at 10:00am PST on Sunday, December 15 at SFSketchfest.com.
Other special performances and tributes include:
Top Secret! 30th Anniversary with Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker, Cabin Boy 20th Anniversary with Chris Elliott and Adam Resnick, Inside Amy Schumer with Amy Schumer, special panels with the casts of Futurama and The Venture Brothers; live versions of popular radio programs Wits with John Moe and NPR’s Ask Me Another; appearances by comedians and actors such as Pamela Adlon, Eric Andre, Todd Barry, Doug Benson, Michael Ian Black, Dan Castellaneta, Rob Corddry, Andrew Daly, Rachel Dratch, Dave Foley, Brett Gelman, Chris Gethard, Jon Glaser, Bobcat Goldthwait, Gilbert Gottfried, Dana Gould, Chris Hardwick, Tim Heidecker, Simon Helberg, Florence Henderson, Phil Hendrie, Michael Hitchcock, Joel Hodgson, Rob Huebel, Jen Kirkman, David Koechner, Natasha Leggero, Thomas Lennon, Kevin McDonald, Mike McDonald, Adam McKay, Laraine Newman, Jimmy Pardo, Kevin Pollak, Paul Scheer, Michael Showalter, Jenny Slate, Stephen Tobolowsky, Paul F. Tompkins, David Wain, Fred Willard, The Upright Citizens Brigade, the w00tstock founders; and musical performances by The Girls with Alison Brie, Bridget Everett, Nellie McKay, Rhett Miller, Megan Mullally’s band Nancy and Beth, Matt Nathanson, Loudon Wainwright III, The Watkins Family Hour, and Maya Rudolph’s Prince cover-band Princess; plus many more.
Below is the full list of venues:
The Brava Theater Center
The Brava Studio Theater
The California Academy of Sciences
Cartoon Art Museum
The Castro Theatre
Cinecave at Lost Weekend Video
Cobb’s Comedy Club
The Dark Room
The Eureka Theatre
Kanbar Hall at JCCSF
Marines’ Memorial Theatre
The Punch Line Comedy Club
The Rite Spot Café
Yoshi’s San Francisco.