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Friday, January 11
 

7:30pm

Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist (SOLD OUT)
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

A big hit with critics and audiences, and following sold out runs in Los Angeles, New York, and Edinburgh Fringe, "Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist" is ready to make its eagerly-awaited San Francisco premiere.

"Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist" stars "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and Instagram celebrity Tom Lenk as Tilda Swinton, a modern day Mary Poppins who finds a depressed gay man on Craigslist and insists on studying and dissecting his life to research her next big movie role.

British Theatre hails: "5-Stars... Clear why it has become such a cult hit… Hilarious, unforgettable performance by Tom Lenk… Quirky comedy tour de force that keeps the audience in fits of laughter.”

Three Weeks Edinburgh says: "5-Stars... A gem of a show that’s downright hysterical, this must be seen to be believed.”

And actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt tweeted: "Hilarious, clever, uplifting... highly recommend."

Other critics say: "Mad comedy genius.” -Michael Urie ("Ugly Betty")
"Fame and celebrity is brilliantly explored.” -Broadway World NY
"Delightful, hilarious, and moving!" -Angela Kinsey ("The Office")
“Hysterical… Played to perfection by Tom Lenk.” -Broadway World LA
“Run to the theatre.” -Edge Media Network
"Hysterically and surprisingly cathartic." - FrontMezzJunkies.com
"Hilarious... unforgettable, delightful experience." -StageBuddy.com
"Damn funny... drunk on laughter... masterful at comedy." -LavenderAfterDark
"Tilda de force... hysterically absurd... grinning ear to ear." -BoyCulture.com

Written by Byron Lane ("Last Will & Testicle").
Directed by Tom DeTrinis ("Bright Colors and Bold Patterns").
Starring: Tom Lenk ("Buffy The Vampire Slayer," "Rock of Ages" on Broadway), Byron Lane ("Last Will & Testicle"), Jayne Entwistle ("Feud: Bette and Joan"), Mark Jude Sullivan ("Pan Am").

"Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist" was originally directed by Tom DeTrinis and presented at Celebration Theatre in Los Angeles in 2017 produced by Jay Marcus, Nathan Frizzell, Tom Lenk, and Tom DeTrinis. $25, All Ages 

Artists
avatar for Byron Lane

Byron Lane

Byron Lane  is a writer and actor whose play "Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad On Craigslist" is hailed as a "brilliant tour de force" by Broadway World. He also wrote and stars in "Last Will & Testicle," an award-winning web series called “fearless” by Cosmopolitan magazine about... Read More →
avatar for Jayne Entwistle

Jayne Entwistle

Jayne Entwistle is an award-winning audiobook narrator and avid improviser. Entwistle created "Big City Improv," which entertained Bay Area audiences for the better part of ten years! She has swanned across screens both big and small in titles such as; "Feud: Bette & Joan," "The Good... Read More →
avatar for Mark Jude Sullivan

Mark Jude Sullivan

Mark Jude Sullivan  is a regular in L.A. theatre. His stage credits include "Good Grief" (CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre), "Immediate Family" (CTG's Mark Taper Forum), "Casa Valentina" (Pasadena Playhouse), "Act One," "Amadeus," "The Whipping Man," "The Liar" and "Romeo and Juliet" (LA... Read More →
avatar for Tilda Swinton Answers An Ad On Craigslist

Tilda Swinton Answers An Ad On Craigslist

A big hit with critics and audiences, and following sold out runs in Los Angeles, New York, and Edinburgh Fringe, "Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist" is ready to make its eagerly-awaited San Francisco premiere."Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist" stars "Buffy the Vampire... Read More →
avatar for Tom Detrinis

Tom Detrinis

Tom Detrinis is so proud of the whole TILDA team and is grateful to everyone who has enjoyed far and wide! Recently on stage, Tom played David in "The SantaLand Diaries" at Virginia Stage Company and Lance in the Ovation Recommended "Die Mommie Die" at the Kirk Douglas Theater and... Read More →
avatar for Tom Lenk

Tom Lenk

Tom Lenk's Film & TV credits include HBO's "Room 104," "American Housewife," "Transparent,” "Fresh Off The Boat," “Good Girls Revolt,” “I Like You Just The Way I am," “Episodes,” “Witches of East End,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “House M.D.,” “Psych,” "Angel... Read More →



Friday January 11, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
 
Friday, January 18
 

7:30pm

Fake TED Talks (SOLD OUT)
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

TED Talks are influential videos from expert speakers on education, business, science, tech, and creativity. Fake TED Talks are simply hilarious. With all of the bullet points and none of the facts, Chuck Bryant, Jonathan Coulton, Paul and Storm, Adam Savage and other guests will present a well-rehearsed presentation, live, in the present. $35/$25, ages 18+

Due to a change in schedule, Justin and Sydnee McElroy will not be appearing.

Artists
avatar for Adam Savage

Adam Savage

Adam Savage has spent his life gathering skills that allow him to take what’s in his brain and make it real. He’s built everything from ancient Buddhas to futuristic weapons, from spaceships to dancing vegetables, from fine art sculptures to animated chocolate — and just about... Read More →
avatar for Jean Grae

Jean Grae

Jean Grae is a modern day polymath you may know from being a critically acclaimed, internationally renowned lyricist, performer, writer and producer. Since like… 25 years ago. She’s only 6 now. What a talent.Maybe you've seen her on “Night Train with Wyatt Cenac,” “Thrilling... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Coulton

Jonathan Coulton

Jonathan Coulton is the in-house musician for NPR's "Ask Me Another."In 2005, Coulton dropped out of a perfectly good software career to write music on the Internet. He embarked upon a bold experiment called "Thing a Week," in which he home-recorded and released a new song every week... Read More →
avatar for Paul Sabourin

Paul Sabourin

Paul and Storm (Paul Sabourin and Greg “Storm” DiCostanzo) are known internationally and across the Internet for their original comedy music (often with a “nerd-ish” bent). In addition to their own live performances, they are co-founders of the geek-oriented variety show "w00tstock... Read More →
avatar for Rebecca Watson

Rebecca Watson

Rebecca Watson is the founder of the "Skepchick Network," a collection of sites focused on science and critical thinking. She has written for outlets such as Slate, Popular Science, and the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. In addition to hosting Quiz-o-Tron, a rowdy, live quiz show... Read More →
avatar for Storm DiCostanzo

Storm DiCostanzo

Paul and Storm (Paul Sabourin and Greg “Storm” DiCostanzo) are known internationally and across the Internet for their original comedy music (often with a “nerd-ish” bent). In addition to their own live performances, they are co-founders of the geek-oriented variety show "w00tstock... Read More →



Friday January 18, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

8:00pm

The End of the World with Josh Clark, or How I Learned to Start Worrying and Love Humanity (SOLD OUT)
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Have you wondered how humanity might go extinct? Nuclear war? Climate change? Both would be really bad for us, sure. You can even imagine that they might kill off 99% of everyone alive. Again, bad. But there's a big difference between 99% extinct and fully, totally 100% extinct - so much of a difference that when you lay it out, losing that last 1% of humanity is much, much worse than the first 99% dying. Why? Because humanity has a bright, long future ahead and if we accidentally wipe ourselves out then we lose that future too. It just so happens that we are entering a time when the chances of accidentally wiping ourselves out are greater than ever. The technology we're beginning to dabble in but don't fully understand - AI, biotech, nanotech, high-energy physics experiments - these will be the very things that advance our civilization headlong into that bright future. If we can survive figuring out how they work. Join "Stuff You Should Know" podcaster Josh Clark for an eye-opening (eye-popping, really) exploration of existential risks, those reasons why we humans might not be around anymore a hundred or so years from now. This is a partially seated show—arrive early for a seat. $32, ages 21+

Artists
avatar for Josh Clark

Josh Clark

Josh Clark is co-host of the award-winning podcast Stuff You Should Know. Over the past 10 years and 1100 episodes, SYSK has built a cult following around the world, and in person the SYSK Live shows have sold out venues in cities across the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, New Zealand... Read More →



Friday January 18, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Cafe du Nord 2174 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94114
 
Saturday, January 19
 

4:00pm

Worst First Chapter (A Benefit for 826 Valencia)
It’s simple: each author has made up an intentionally awful first chapter to a terrible, nonexistent book. We read them aloud while you sit in the audience and listen, and occasionally clap. Proceeds to benefit 826 Valencia.  $25, All Ages

Artists
avatar for Ben Acker

Ben Acker

Bio: Ben Acker, along with Ben Blacker, created the live staged old-time radio show/podcast TheThrilling Adventure Hour. Acker and Blacker have written comic books, Star Wars novels, and the medium of television. Acker has written solo for the Paul F Tompkins show, Wits, and would... Read More →
avatar for Christopher Moore

Christopher Moore

Christopher Moore is the author of sixteen novels, including the international best-seller Lamb, and the lastest, a comic crime novel, Noir. He grew up in Mansfield, Ohio, the son of a highway patrolman and a home appliance salesperson, and was mediocre student and athelete in school... Read More →
avatar for Dana Gould

Dana Gould

Dana Gould began his professional comedy career at the age of seventeen. Between ComedyCentral, HBO and Showtime, Dana has six solo stand-up comedy specials to his credit. He has appeared on "The Late Show with David Letterman," "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "Conan," and much more.As an actor... Read More →
avatar for Jean Grae

Jean Grae

Jean Grae is a modern day polymath you may know from being a critically acclaimed, internationally renowned lyricist, performer, writer and producer. Since like… 25 years ago. She’s only 6 now. What a talent.Maybe you've seen her on “Night Train with Wyatt Cenac,” “Thrilling... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Coulton

Jonathan Coulton

Jonathan Coulton is the in-house musician for NPR's "Ask Me Another."In 2005, Coulton dropped out of a perfectly good software career to write music on the Internet. He embarked upon a bold experiment called "Thing a Week," in which he home-recorded and released a new song every week... Read More →
avatar for Laser Malena-Webber

Laser Malena-Webber

Laser Malena-Webber is a writer and performer! They’re best known as half of the Billboard-charting folk-comedy band the Doubleclicks, but also improvise and write in Los Angeles. Laser’s a real nerd and can been seen playing tabletop games on the Geek & Sundry network as well... Read More →
avatar for Paul Sabourin

Paul Sabourin

Paul and Storm (Paul Sabourin and Greg “Storm” DiCostanzo) are known internationally and across the Internet for their original comedy music (often with a “nerd-ish” bent). In addition to their own live performances, they are co-founders of the geek-oriented variety show "w00tstock... Read More →
avatar for Storm DiCostanzo

Storm DiCostanzo

Paul and Storm (Paul Sabourin and Greg “Storm” DiCostanzo) are known internationally and across the Internet for their original comedy music (often with a “nerd-ish” bent). In addition to their own live performances, they are co-founders of the geek-oriented variety show "w00tstock... Read More →



Saturday January 19, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:30pm

Celebrity Autobiography
Celebrity Autobiography is the award-winning hit comedy show where celebrities act out other celebrities' jaw-dropping memoirs verbatim, returns to Sketchfest straight from its Broadway run!

Winner of the Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience, the show features star performers acting out “hot off the press” & hard-to-believe-they-wrote-‘em tell-alls live. Created by Emmy Award nominated writer-performer Eugene Pack and developed by Pack and Dayle Reyfel, Celebrity Autobiography features solos, duets, and mashups with the entire cast covering themes such as first time romance, fitness, music, food, sports, politics, celebrity poetry, and Hollywood love triangles, told from all sides. Critics Pick in NY Times and described as the "Funniest Show in Town, Hands Down"--NY Post $50, All Ages

Artists
avatar for Cristela Alonzo

Cristela Alonzo

Cristela Alonzo made TV history by being the first Latina to create, produce and star in a network TV sitcom, Cristela. Cristela starred in Disney Pixar's hit movie, "Cars 3," as“Cruz Ramirez”. Her first hour-long stand-up special, "Lower Classy," is currently streaming on Netflix... Read More →
avatar for Dayle Reyfel

Dayle Reyfel

Dayle Reyfel is a winner of the Drama Desk Award for her work on the critically acclaimed sensation, "Celebrity Autobiography." She has developed "Celebrity Autobiography" along with Eugene Pack since the beginning of the project. Ms Reyfel is one of the original stars of the show... Read More →
avatar for Ed Begley, Jr.

Ed Begley, Jr.

Inspired by the works of his Academy Award-winning father, Ed Begley, Jr. became an actor. He first came to audiences’ attention for his portrayal of Dr. Victor Ehrlich on the long-running hit television series, “St. Elsewhere,” for which he received six Emmy nominations. Since... Read More →
avatar for Eugene Pack

Eugene Pack

Eugene Pack is the creator of the international hit comedy sensation “Celebrity Autobiography” which won him the Drama Desk Award in the category of “Unique Theatrical Experience.” Pack is also an Emmy Award-nominated writer and Producer. He was nominated for Outstanding Writing... Read More →
avatar for Laraine Newman

Laraine Newman

Laraine Newman is a native of Los Angeles and began her career at the age of 15 when the improv group she worked with was hired to bring culture and self-expression to the youth of East LA and South Central.After High School she went to Paris and studied mime with Marcel Marceau... Read More →
avatar for Michael Hitchcock

Michael Hitchcock

From his critically-acclaimed roles in film and television to his award-winning work as a writer and producer, Michael Hitchcock has earned a solid reputation in the entertainment industry.As an actor, Hitchcock is featured in two of 2011’s most popular films. He portrayed “Deputy... Read More →
avatar for Michael McKean

Michael McKean

Michael McKean has been at it, whatever it is, for a long time. In the early seventies, he joined David L. Lander, Harry Shearer and Richard Beebe in LA’s satirical "Credibility Gap." Lander & McKean went on to complicate the lives of "Laverne & Shirley" on TV. Films followed: "Young... Read More →



Saturday January 19, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Tuesday, January 22
 

8:00pm

Peaches Christ & Varla Jean Merman in THE WHINING
What happens when two well-known queens decide to spend a winter in the snowy, abandoned, summer resort locale of Provincetown? Find out in this hilarious send-up of the Stephen King classic written by and co-starring Varla Jean Merman and Peaches Christ! The show enjoyed a critically acclaimed run in Provincetown last summer and makes its West Coast debut at Sketchfest this January. Provincetown Magazine says "The Whining rude, crass, low brow, and offensive. In short, it's absolute perfection". $30, All Ages

Artists
avatar for Peaches Christ

Peaches Christ

Peaches Christ is a filmmaker and cult leader living in San Francisco. Her infamous cult-movie events are self-produced at the Castro Theatre and regularly draw over 1,000 attendees to each new production. Events have featured special guest stars John Waters, Cloris Leachman, Appolonia... Read More →
avatar for Varla Jean Merman

Varla Jean Merman

VARLA JEAN MERMAN (aka Jeffery Roberson Loe) starred in the musical “Lucky Guy” opposite Leslie Jordan in New York in 2011 at the Little Shubert Theatre, prompting The New York Times to rave, “If Carol Burnett and Harvey Korman had stood in front of the right pair of funhouse... Read More →



Tuesday January 22, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
 
Wednesday, January 23
 

8:00pm

Peaches Christ & Varla Jean Merman in THE WHINING (SOLD OUT)
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

What happens when two well-known queens decide to spend a winter in the snowy, abandoned, summer resort locale of Provincetown? Find out in this hilarious send-up of the Stephen King classic written by and co-starring Varla Jean Merman and Peaches Christ! The show enjoyed a critically acclaimed run in Provincetown last summer and makes its West Coast debut at Sketchfest this January. Provincetown Magazine says "The Whining rude, crass, low brow, and offensive. In short, it's absolute perfection". $30, All Ages

Artists
avatar for Peaches Christ

Peaches Christ

Peaches Christ is a filmmaker and cult leader living in San Francisco. Her infamous cult-movie events are self-produced at the Castro Theatre and regularly draw over 1,000 attendees to each new production. Events have featured special guest stars John Waters, Cloris Leachman, Appolonia... Read More →
avatar for Varla Jean Merman

Varla Jean Merman

VARLA JEAN MERMAN (aka Jeffery Roberson Loe) starred in the musical “Lucky Guy” opposite Leslie Jordan in New York in 2011 at the Little Shubert Theatre, prompting The New York Times to rave, “If Carol Burnett and Harvey Korman had stood in front of the right pair of funhouse... Read More →



Wednesday January 23, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
 
Saturday, January 26
 

6:00pm

Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist (SOLD OUT)
This show is sold out. Tickets may be available at the door the night of.

A big hit with critics and audiences, and following sold out runs in Los Angeles, New York, and Edinburgh Fringe, "Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist" is ready to make its eagerly-awaited San Francisco premiere.

"Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist" stars "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and Instagram celebrity Tom Lenk as Tilda Swinton, a modern day Mary Poppins who finds a depressed gay man on Craigslist and insists on studying and dissecting his life to research her next big movie role.

British Theatre hails: "5-Stars... Clear why it has become such a cult hit… Hilarious, unforgettable performance by Tom Lenk… Quirky comedy tour de force that keeps the audience in fits of laughter.”

Three Weeks Edinburgh says: "5-Stars... A gem of a show that’s downright hysterical, this must be seen to be believed.”

And actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt tweeted: "Hilarious, clever, uplifting... highly recommend."

Other critics say: "Mad comedy genius.” -Michael Urie ("Ugly Betty")
"Fame and celebrity is brilliantly explored.” -Broadway World NY
"Delightful, hilarious, and moving!" -Angela Kinsey ("The Office")
“Hysterical… Played to perfection by Tom Lenk.” -Broadway World LA
“Run to the theatre.” -Edge Media Network
"Hysterically and surprisingly cathartic." - FrontMezzJunkies.com
"Hilarious... unforgettable, delightful experience." -StageBuddy.com
"Damn funny... drunk on laughter... masterful at comedy." -LavenderAfterDark
"Tilda de force... hysterically absurd... grinning ear to ear." -BoyCulture.com

Written by Byron Lane ("Last Will & Testicle").
Directed by Tom DeTrinis ("Bright Colors and Bold Patterns").
Starring: Tom Lenk ("Buffy The Vampire Slayer," "Rock of Ages" on Broadway), Byron Lane ("Last Will & Testicle"), Jayne Entwistle ("Feud: Bette and Joan"), Mark Jude Sullivan ("Pan Am").

"Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist" was originally directed by Tom DeTrinis and presented at Celebration Theatre in Los Angeles in 2017 produced by Jay Marcus, Nathan Frizzell, Tom Lenk, and Tom DeTrinis. $20, All Ages 

Artists
avatar for Byron Lane

Byron Lane

Byron Lane  is a writer and actor whose play "Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad On Craigslist" is hailed as a "brilliant tour de force" by Broadway World. He also wrote and stars in "Last Will & Testicle," an award-winning web series called “fearless” by Cosmopolitan magazine about... Read More →
avatar for Jayne Entwistle

Jayne Entwistle

Jayne Entwistle is an award-winning audiobook narrator and avid improviser. Entwistle created "Big City Improv," which entertained Bay Area audiences for the better part of ten years! She has swanned across screens both big and small in titles such as; "Feud: Bette & Joan," "The Good... Read More →
avatar for Mark Jude Sullivan

Mark Jude Sullivan

Mark Jude Sullivan  is a regular in L.A. theatre. His stage credits include "Good Grief" (CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre), "Immediate Family" (CTG's Mark Taper Forum), "Casa Valentina" (Pasadena Playhouse), "Act One," "Amadeus," "The Whipping Man," "The Liar" and "Romeo and Juliet" (LA... Read More →
avatar for Tilda Swinton Answers An Ad On Craigslist

Tilda Swinton Answers An Ad On Craigslist

A big hit with critics and audiences, and following sold out runs in Los Angeles, New York, and Edinburgh Fringe, "Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist" is ready to make its eagerly-awaited San Francisco premiere."Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist" stars "Buffy the Vampire... Read More →
avatar for Tom Detrinis

Tom Detrinis

Tom Detrinis is so proud of the whole TILDA team and is grateful to everyone who has enjoyed far and wide! Recently on stage, Tom played David in "The SantaLand Diaries" at Virginia Stage Company and Lance in the Ovation Recommended "Die Mommie Die" at the Kirk Douglas Theater and... Read More →
avatar for Tom Lenk

Tom Lenk

Tom Lenk's Film & TV credits include HBO's "Room 104," "American Housewife," "Transparent,” "Fresh Off The Boat," “Good Girls Revolt,” “I Like You Just The Way I am," “Episodes,” “Witches of East End,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “House M.D.,” “Psych,” "Angel... Read More →



Saturday January 26, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

7:30pm

Selected Shorts: Too Hot For Radio
It's an evening of Selected Shorts you won't hear on public radio. We're showcasing amazing stories that, due to language issues or content advisories, are, well, too hot for radio! Join actors Hope Davis, Neil Patrick Harris, John Cameron Mitchell and host Aparna Nancherla as they read aloud humorous and saucy stories that are just a little too edgy for that hour on Sunday following Car Talk. Hosted by comedian and podcast host Aparna Nancherla. Selected Shorts is a radio show and podcast broadcast on more than 150 stations around the country. The series began in 1985 and enjoys sold-out performances to this day. Selected Shorts was conceived with a simple premise: take great stories by well-known and emerging writers and have them performed by terrific actors of stage and screen. Featuring stories around a lively theme, the favorite works of a guest author, or a special collaboration, each Selected Shorts event is a unique night of literature in performance. $45/$35, All Ages  Co-presented by LitQuake

Artists
avatar for Aparna Nancherla

Aparna Nancherla

Aparna Nancherla first started doing comedy in her hometown of Washington D.C. and now resides in New York City. In 2016, she was featured in Elle’s Women in Comedy Issue as one of the most exciting new voices to hit the comedy scene.Nancherla can be seen in Netflix’s "Master... Read More →
avatar for Hope Davis

Hope Davis

Hope Davis has appeared in the films "About Schmidt," "American Splendor," "Synecdoche, New York," "Captain America: Civil War," and "Rebel in the Rye," among others. On television, Davis’s credits include "Deadline," "Six Degrees," "In Treatment," "The Newsroom," "The Special Relationship... Read More →
avatar for John Cameron Mitchell

John Cameron Mitchell

John Cameron Mitchell is the co-creator of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch." He also directed the films "Shortbus," "Rabbit Hole" and "How to Talk to Girls at Parties." He's a cast member of the forthcoming Hulu comedy, "Shrill," starring Aidy Bryant. Recently he's been on a world tour... Read More →
avatar for Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris currently stars as Count Olaf in Netflix’s series adaptation of “A Series of Unfortunate Events.” The third season will premiere in January 2019.  Harris is a five-time Emmy Award winner for his role as host of the 63rd, 65th, 66th and 67th Annual Tony Awards... Read More →



Saturday January 26, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm

Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist (SOLD OUT)
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

A big hit with critics and audiences, and following sold out runs in Los Angeles, New York, and Edinburgh Fringe, "Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist" is ready to make its eagerly-awaited San Francisco premiere.

"Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist" stars "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and Instagram celebrity Tom Lenk as Tilda Swinton, a modern day Mary Poppins who finds a depressed gay man on Craigslist and insists on studying and dissecting his life to research her next big movie role.

British Theatre hails: "5-Stars... Clear why it has become such a cult hit… Hilarious, unforgettable performance by Tom Lenk… Quirky comedy tour de force that keeps the audience in fits of laughter.”

Three Weeks Edinburgh says: "5-Stars... A gem of a show that’s downright hysterical, this must be seen to be believed.”

And actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt tweeted: "Hilarious, clever, uplifting... highly recommend."

Other critics say: "Mad comedy genius.” -Michael Urie ("Ugly Betty")
"Fame and celebrity is brilliantly explored.” -Broadway World NY
"Delightful, hilarious, and moving!" -Angela Kinsey ("The Office")
“Hysterical… Played to perfection by Tom Lenk.” -Broadway World LA
“Run to the theatre.” -Edge Media Network
"Hysterically and surprisingly cathartic." - FrontMezzJunkies.com
"Hilarious... unforgettable, delightful experience." -StageBuddy.com
"Damn funny... drunk on laughter... masterful at comedy." -LavenderAfterDark
"Tilda de force... hysterically absurd... grinning ear to ear." -BoyCulture.com

Written by Byron Lane ("Last Will & Testicle").
Directed by Tom DeTrinis ("Bright Colors and Bold Patterns").
Starring: Tom Lenk ("Buffy The Vampire Slayer," "Rock of Ages" on Broadway), Byron Lane ("Last Will & Testicle"), Jayne Entwistle ("Feud: Bette and Joan"), Mark Jude Sullivan ("Pan Am").

"Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist" was originally directed by Tom DeTrinis and presented at Celebration Theatre in Los Angeles in 2017 produced by Jay Marcus, Nathan Frizzell, Tom Lenk, and Tom DeTrinis.

 With an opening set by fest sketch favorites Charles! $20, All Ages 

Artists
avatar for Byron Lane

Byron Lane

Byron Lane  is a writer and actor whose play "Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad On Craigslist" is hailed as a "brilliant tour de force" by Broadway World. He also wrote and stars in "Last Will & Testicle," an award-winning web series called “fearless” by Cosmopolitan magazine about... Read More →
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Charles

Seattle comedy duo Charles will take you down a wormhole of interwoven worlds. You might see two Glockenspiel clockmen debate the existence of freewill, or a pair of 19th century gentlemen play Jenga by mail. The show is intelligent without sacrificing accessibility, as Charles seamlessly... Read More →
avatar for Jayne Entwistle

Jayne Entwistle

Jayne Entwistle is an award-winning audiobook narrator and avid improviser. Entwistle created "Big City Improv," which entertained Bay Area audiences for the better part of ten years! She has swanned across screens both big and small in titles such as; "Feud: Bette & Joan," "The Good... Read More →
avatar for Mark Jude Sullivan

Mark Jude Sullivan

Mark Jude Sullivan  is a regular in L.A. theatre. His stage credits include "Good Grief" (CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre), "Immediate Family" (CTG's Mark Taper Forum), "Casa Valentina" (Pasadena Playhouse), "Act One," "Amadeus," "The Whipping Man," "The Liar" and "Romeo and Juliet" (LA... Read More →
avatar for Tilda Swinton Answers An Ad On Craigslist

Tilda Swinton Answers An Ad On Craigslist

A big hit with critics and audiences, and following sold out runs in Los Angeles, New York, and Edinburgh Fringe, "Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist" is ready to make its eagerly-awaited San Francisco premiere."Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist" stars "Buffy the Vampire... Read More →
avatar for Tom Detrinis

Tom Detrinis

Tom Detrinis is so proud of the whole TILDA team and is grateful to everyone who has enjoyed far and wide! Recently on stage, Tom played David in "The SantaLand Diaries" at Virginia Stage Company and Lance in the Ovation Recommended "Die Mommie Die" at the Kirk Douglas Theater and... Read More →
avatar for Tom Lenk

Tom Lenk

Tom Lenk's Film & TV credits include HBO's "Room 104," "American Housewife," "Transparent,” "Fresh Off The Boat," “Good Girls Revolt,” “I Like You Just The Way I am," “Episodes,” “Witches of East End,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “House M.D.,” “Psych,” "Angel... Read More →



Saturday January 26, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102