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Saturday, January 12


On Cinema Live
For the first time ever--the hit AdultSwim.com series "On Cinema At The Cinema" takes to the road. This multi-media stage show provides a mega-dose of the movie expertise and colorful disagreements that you've come to expect from hosts Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington--plus guest appearances from beloved cast members of the On Cinema/Decker Universe. $35

Saturday January 12, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Palace of Fine Arts 3301 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
Sunday, January 13


The Benson Movie Interruption: "Fifty Shades Freed"
Comedian Doug Benson (“Super High Me,” “Chronic-Con,” and the "Doug Loves Movies” podcast) and mystery comedy guests sit in the front row of the theater and say whatever silly stuff pops into their heads.  Co-presented by SF Indiefest   $25, All Ages

Sunday January 13, 2019 4:20pm - 6:30pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114


Cartoon Network's "We Bare Bears" IRL in the Bay Area
Bring on the bearstack! Join the cast and crew of Cartoon Network’s Emmy-nominated series "We Bare Bears" for their SF Sketchfest debut! Get ready for a laugh out loud improv game based on live drawings of the beloved bear bros, see an all-new exclusive episode from the hit animated series and more.   Co-presented by the Cartoon Art Museum

Scheduled to appear:
Bobby Moynihan, voice of Panda
Eric Edelstein, voice of Grizz
Cameron Esposito, voice of Ranger Tabes
Daniel Chong, Creator
Lauren Sassen, Creative Director
Manny Hernandez, Supervising Director
Mikey Heller, Head Writer

$35/$25, All Ages

Sunday January 13, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Tuesday, January 15


Riffer's Delight with Kaseem Bentley, Nato Green, Natasha Muse and Baron Vaughn: "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade"
Cheap shots from the cheap seats! Riffer's Delight is the monthly movie-mocking show at the Alamo Drafthouse where comedians Natasha Muse and Nato Green and rotating guests wreck/enhance the movies you're most nostalgic about. With special guests Kaseem Bentley and Baron Vaughn.  
Co-presented by SF Indiefest  $15 

Tuesday January 15, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Alamo Drafthouse at the New Mission 2550 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
Friday, January 18


Found Footage Festival vs. Everything Is Terrible!
Found Footage Festival: Childhood friends Joe Pickett (The Onion) and Nick Prueher (Late Show with David Letterman) take you on a guided tour through their incredible collection of special interest VHS tapes found at thrift stores and garage sales across the country.

Everything is Terrible! is the video and performance collective that is responsible for some of the internet’s most hilarious and bizarre videos. EIT! has posted daily re-edits for 11 years that have been culled from the mountains of dead media on the verge of abandonment by humanity. Some of their most widely shared videos include the creepy yoga farmer Yogi Ogi Dogi, the pedophile hunting Yellow Dino, Cat Massage, Pubic Hair Dying, and of course, the demi-child-god Duane. Beyond creating what the CBC called ‘The best site ever’, Everything Is Terrible! has also collected over 24,000 "Jerry Maguire" VHS tapes that will one day live in a permanent pyramid in the desert. Their "Jerry Maguire Video Store" immersive art installation in Los Angeles was praised by The New York Times, Vice, ABC News, The Paris Review, and more. EIT!’s legion of cult-like followers drive for hours with offerings of hundreds of Jerrys to their one-of-a-kind live experiences which showcase their videos, costumes, puppets, performances, and insane worldview. They have made 7 feature length movies and their most recent, "The Great Satan" (2018) was called “a masterpiece’’ by both Film Threat and The Chicago Reader.   Co-presented by SF Indiefest  $23, All Ages

Friday January 18, 2019 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
Saturday, January 19


Jon Glaser Loves Gear
Jon Glaser is a comedian and real-life gear-lover. John Hodgman is a comedian and fake judge. Together, these Jo(h)ns join forces for an afternoon of comedy, conversation and clips from truTV’s "Jon Glaser Loves Gear." Featuring individual stand-up sets from Glaser and Hodgman, followed by a joint chat sesh, audience Q&A, and special sneak peeks from the television series A.V. Club dubbed “epically, fantastically ridiculous.” $25, ages 18+

Saturday January 19, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133


The Mads are Back
Attention MST3K fans: THE MADS ARE BACK! "Mystery Science Theater 3000" stars Frank Conniff and Trace Beaulieu are taking movie riffing back onstage in their new live show. Watch with Frank and Trace as they screen one of the worst movies ever made and “riff” (or "comedically make fun of," for the uninitiated) live in the same style as the Peabody Award-winning TV series. $25, All Ages

Saturday January 19, 2019 10:30pm - Sunday January 20, 2019 12:00am
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
Sunday, January 20


"Local Hero" with special guest Peter Riegert
Join us for an afternoon screening of Bill Forsyth's classic 1983 film "Local Hero" with an in-depth onstage interview with co-star Peter Riegert, in conversation with Marc Hershon.

Up-and-coming Houston oil executive "Mac" MacIntyre (Peter Riegert) gets more than he bargained for when a seemingly simple business trip to Scotland changes his outlook on life. Sent by his colorful boss (Burt Lancaster) to the small village of Ferness, Mac is looking to quickly buy out the townspeople so his company can build a new refinery. But after a taste of country life Mac begins to question whether he is on the right side of this transaction. Co-presented by the California Film Institute   $20, All Ages

Sunday January 20, 2019 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114


RiffTrax: Day of The Shorts
Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett of "Mystery Science Theater 3000" and Rifftrax.com return to SF Sketchfest for a seventh edition of RiffTrax Shorts -- taking on some of the worst PSA, educational, scientific and promotional shorts of yesteryear, and riff them into submission.Joining the duo are guest riffers and original MST3K writers and performers Trace Beaulieu, Frank Conniff, Mary Jo Pehl and Bridget Nelson, frequent RiffTrax Presents team Cole Stratton and Janet Varney, and special guests John Hodgman & Paul F. Tompkins! $35, All Ages

Sunday January 20, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114


Totally Looped
Old movies, new dialogue...that’s Totally Looped! In this hilarious movie-centric live show, Hollywood’s funniest improvisers dub new dialogue to old movie clips they haven't seen in advance. The visuals are vintage Hollywood, but the characters, dialogue and situations are all created live on the spot based on audience suggestions. Created and directed by Vince Waldron, Totally Looped has played public and corporate shows across the U.S and the UK, including a four year run at Second City/Los Angeles. This is the show’s seventh appearance at San Francisco Sketchfest.  Co-presented by SFFILM $25, All Ages

Sunday January 20, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111


Schitt's Creek: Up Close & Personal (SOLD OUT)
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Featuring Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Daniel Levy, Annie Murphy, Emily Hampshire, Noah Reid

"Schitt’s Creek," the critically acclaimed single-cam comedy co-created by Daniel Levy and Eugene Levy, follows a wealthy family who suddenly find themselves broke and forced to live in Schitt’s Creek, a small town they once bought as a joke. The series features comedy legends and Emmy® Award-winning actors Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, and Chris Elliott, alongside breakout stars Daniel Levy, Annie Murphy, and Emily Hampshire.
"Schitt’s Creek" centers on a wealthy video store magnate, Johnny Rose (Eugene Levy), his former soap-star wife Moira (Catherine O'Hara) and their two adult children – the self-described black sheep of the family David (Daniel Levy) and career socialite Alexis (Annie Murphy). With their pampered lives a memory, they struggle to find jobs and relationships, and most importantly, figure out what it means to be a family in the makeshift but loveable town they’ve reluctantly come to call home. $103.55/$68.55/$48.55, All Ages

Sunday January 20, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
The Masonic 1111 California St.


Who's Laughing Now: An Evening with Bruce Campbell and "Evil Dead II"
Who's laughing now? Join the wildly popular and beloved actor and writer Bruce Campbell for a screening of Sam Raimi's classic 1987 film "Evil Dead II," with an extended pre-film introduction and in-depth post-film Q&A session. You do not want to miss Bruce Campbell unleashed on the Castro stage. Hail to the king, baby.

In 1979 with his Detroit friends, Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert, Campbell raised $350,000 for a low budget film, "Evil Dead," in which he starred and co-executive produced. Completed piecemeal over four years, the film first gained notoriety in England where it became the best-selling video of 1983, beating out "The Shining." After its appearance at Cannes, where Stephen King dubbed it “the most
ferociously original horror film of the year,” New Line Cinema stepped forward to release "Evil Dead" in the U.S. After co-producing "Crimewave," a cross-genre comedy written by Sam Raimi, Ethan and Joel Coen, Campbell moved to Los Angeles and quickly gained a foothold producing or starring in genre films such as the "Maniac Cop" series, "Lunatics: A Love Story," "Moontrap" and "Mindwarp," a post-apocalyptic Jeremiah Johnson, during which he met his wife-to-be, filmmaker, Ida Gearon. Campbell then rejoined his Detroit colleagues to star and co-produce the second and third films in the "Evil Dead" trilogy, completing 12 years of work on the cult favorite.

This rough-and-tumble background was a plus as Campbell made his foray into television, first starring in the highly touted Fox series "The Adventures Of Brisco County Jr.," then as a recurring guest-star on the hit show "Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman." With these under his belt, Campbell easily made the transition to director, helming numerous episodes and recurring as the "King of Thieves" in the #1syndicated "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys," and its follow-up phenomenon, "Xena: Warrior Princess." Bruce has since expanded his range on television, appearing in anything from Disney's update of "The Love Bug," to decidedly dramatic turns on the acclaimed
series "Homicide: Life on the Street" and "The X-Files." At the invitation of ABC, Campbell ventured into the world of sitcoms with a recurring role on ABC's Emmy-nominated "Ellen," participating in one of the three touted “out” episodes. But Campbell didn't abandon his film roots. During that time, he had featured roles in the blockbuster "Congo," "John Carpenter's Escape From LA," and the
award-winning independent crime drama, "Running Time." He followed these up with roles in Paramount's romantic comedy, "Serving Sara," Jim Carrey's "The Majestic," and all three of Sam Raimi's blockbuster "Spider-Man" movies. After a return to episodic television in the swashbuckling series, "Jack of All Trades," Campbell took the title role in MGM's cult sleeper "Bubba Ho-tep." His
directorial debut, "Man with the Screaming Brain" premiered on the Sci Fi Channel, and Dark Horse Comics published the comic adaptation. Campbell then directed and starred as himself in "My Name is Bruce," a spoof of his B-movie career, then re-teamed with Disney for their fun-filled hit, "Sky High."

Campbell has since made the leap into other forms of entertainment, and is enjoying his role as an author with back-to-back New York Times bestsellers: a memoir entitled "If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor," and his first novel, "Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way." In the multi-media industry, Bruce has enjoyed voicing characters for Disney’s animated TV series "Tarzan" and the Warner Brothers feature "The Ant Bully." He also portrayed the character of Mayor Shelbourne in the animated hit film "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs." Recently, Campbell voiced the role of Rod Torque Redline in "Cars 2," the sequel to the smash Disney animated feature and for the immensely popular game, "Call of Duty." In 2013, Bruce Co-Produced the hit remake of "Evil Dead," joined his filmmaking pal Sam Raimi on "Oz, The Great and Powerful" and completed an impressive seven-year run on spy show "Burn Notice," USA’s #1 show on cable. In 2015, more than two decades after the release of "Army of Darkness," Bruce returned to his most iconic role for "Ash vs. Evil Dead," a critically acclaimed series on the Starz network - now in its third season.

Campbell continues to share his acting and filmmaking experiences by lecturing at universities, including Northwestern, Carnegie Mellon and Stanford. He currently resides with his wife, Ida Gearon, in Oregon.  
Co-presented by SF Indiefest 

Tier 1 - $45 Front Orchestra
Tier 2 - $35 Rear Orchestra/Balcony
All seating general admission within sections
All Ages (Film is Rated R)

Sunday January 20, 2019 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
Thursday, January 24


"Crashing" Live with Pete Holmes, Judd Apatow and Madeline Wise (SOLD OUT)
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Join us for an in-depth and hilarious conversation plus a few surprises with the team behind HBO's hit show "Crashing." Creator and star Pete Holmes and executive producer Judd Apatow will be joined by new cast member Madeline Wise for a funny and revealing look into the upcoming third season. $25

Thursday January 24, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Alamo Drafthouse at the New Mission 2550 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110


"Office Space" 20th Anniversary screening, conversation and Q&A
Grab your tickets and your properly filled out TPS Reports and head down to the Castro Theater (Yeah, we're gonna need you to come in on Thursday) for a 20th Anniversary celebration of the classic workplace comedy. Join writer/director Mike Judge and members of the cast including Diedrich Bader ("Lawrence"), David Herman (“Michael Bolton”), Greg Pitts ("Drew") and Stephen Root ("Milton")  for a screening, conversation, Q&A, costume contest and other fun pieces of flair! Moderated by Cole Stratton.
Tier 1 - $40 Front Orchestra
Tier 2 - $30 Rear Orchestra/Balcony

All Ages (Film is Rated R)

Thursday January 24, 2019 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
Saturday, January 26


Outtake-o-rama: Infamous Celebrity Outtakes
OUTTAKE-O-RAMAA Celebration of Infamous Celebrity OuttakesFeaturing the stars of FUTURAMA...Billy West! John DiMaggio! And Maurice LaMarche! Plus Executive Producer David X. Cohen!Hot off of sold-out shows in Los Angeles… don’t miss this chance to experience the most horrifically entertaining treasures ever mistakenly put down on tape by William Shatner, Richard Nixon, and many more.  Co-presented by the Cartoon Art Museum  $30, ages 18+

Saturday January 26, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133


Futurama Live: Mom's Revenge! (SOLD OUT)
This show is sold out. Tickets may be available at the door the night of.

Futurama Live: Mom’s Revenge! - Executive Producer and Head Writer David X. Cohen will be joined on stage by cast members John DiMaggio, David Herman, Maurice LaMarche, Phil LaMarr, Tress MacNeille, and Billy West for a night of jam-packed Futurama goodness.  Moderated by Producer Lee Supercinski.  Be there or else!  
$40/$30, All Ages

Saturday January 26, 2019 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102


Spotlight on "I'm Sorry" with Andrea Savage
Join us for a revealing night with Andrea Savage and the real stories behind "I'm Sorry."

To create her acclaimed scripted comedy, Andrea Savage always draws from her real-life experiences. Join Andrea and some special surprise guests for a never before seen show, as she spills the goods on the real stories behind I’m Sorry! With stories, clips, photos and visual aids, Andrea will let you in on all the secrets and break it all down. For the sake of maintaining all of her relationships, no recording allowed!  $25, All Ages

Saturday January 26, 2019 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110