Quick Dish Quarantine: SF Sketchfest FESTPOCALYPSE! Virtual Variety Show Fundraiser 1.30
Kids, we made it through 2020 practically in one piece! Unfortunately (or, for some hobbits, more fortunate) Cali is still under lockdown, so that means events continuing to going VIRTUAL in 2021. We are usually welcomed with a slew of SF Sketchfest events early in the year, but this time things are a bit different. Instead of a month of the best entertainment brought to you at different physical locations, you are getting the virtual event of the year live-streamed to celebrate 20 years of the festival. Brace yourself for “an epic smorgasbord of all-star SF Sketchfest alumni” bringing you FESTPOCALYPSE! comedy sketches, improvised, scenes, game shows, hilarious debates, musical performances, chats, all on one day. You will be treated to all NEW performances and appearances from a star-studded roster of the most endearing names in comedy, film, and TV. Check out the jaw-dropping list below:
THE KIDS IN THE HALL
DAVID CROSS & BOB ODENKIRK
THE BLACK VERSION
UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE
TRIUMPH THE INSULT COMIC DOG
ALAN ARKIN * FRED ARMISEN * AUNTY DONNA * TODD BARRY * DOUG BENSON * PAGET BREWSTER * DANA CARVEY * MARGARET CHO * PEACHES CHRIST * JONATHAN COULTON * RACHEL DRATCH * CHRIS ELLIOTT * EPIC LLOYD * NOEL FIELDING * JO FIRESTONE * BILL FRISELL * RON FUNCHES * JANEANE GAROFALO * CHRIS GETHARD * BOBCAT GOLDTHWAIT * EMILY V GORDON * DANA GOULD * ELLIOTT GOULD * JEAN GRAE CHRISTOPHER GUEST JON HAMM JOHN MICHAEL HIGGINS * DAVE HILL MICHAEL * HITCHCOCK * JOHN HODGMAN * THE IMPROVISED SHAKESPEARE CO. * BILL IRWIN * EDDIE IZZARD * KASPER HAUSER * JOEL KIM BOOSTER * THE LATINO COMEDY PROJECT * JANE LYNCH * TIM MEADOWS * THE MILK CARTON KIDS * RHETT MILLER * EUGENE MIRMAN * ARDEN MYRIN * APARNA NANCHERLA * KUMAIL NANJIANI * LARAINE NEWMAN * OSCAR NUÑEZ * PATTON OSWALT * JIMMY PARDO * PARV & PUDI * PAUL AND STORM * KEVIN POLLAK * GREG PROOPS * JONAH RAY * JOHN RODERICK * ANDREA SAVAGE * ELIZA SKINNER * THE SLIPNUTZ * COLE STRATTON * THEME PARK * JESSE THORN * PAUL F. TOMPKINS *AISHA TYLER * UPTOWN SHOWDOWN * JANET VARNEY * REGGIE WATTS * WHITE WOMEN * “WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC * SASHEER ZAMATA * ALAN ZWEIBEL plus SURPRISE GUESTS!
The show will be streamed live on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 5:00pm PT / 8:00pm ET, and ticket-buyers will have the ability to watch a replay of the event through Monday, February 1st at 11:59pm PT. The virtual event will help raise funds to keep SF Sketchfest, the independent and locally grown small business, afloat during the ongoing shutdown. Fans can further support the fest further by buying various tiered tickets that include a virtual VIP afterparty with select performers from the show and special one-of-a-kind merchandise and swag items. Check out the full lineup and more details below. Cheers!
Mentions: More info at sfsketchfest.com. 7 tiers of tickets available: Show Only – $20, Supporter – $50, Friend – $100, Collector – $200, Collector (Dual) – $350, Superfan – $3000, and Superfan (Dual) – $5000. Follow the fest on social media @sfsketchfest.