Nerdist at SF Sketchfest: The San Francisco Comedy Festival
Come see all your favorite Nerdist folk, and everybody else, too!
For more than a decade, the San Francisco Comedy Festival, or more commonly, SF Sketchfest, has been entertaining the Bay Area with comedy of all types and varieties. For a whopping 18 days, from January 24th to February 10th, Sketchfest takes over The City, bringing in talent from all over the place for the sole purpose of making laughs. With so much comedy in one place, it only makes sense for Nerdist to be right in the thick of it, with many of our favorite podcasts and comedians on deck to perform. Which ones, you ask? Keep reading and you'll be duly informed.
Come see The Nerdist Podcast at 7:00pm on Saturday, February 2nd, at Marines' Memorial Theatre. Pete Holmes' terrific podcast, You Made it Weird, will have a live show that same day at 1:00pm at Cobb's Comedy Club, and at the same time at the Eureka Theatre, you can see Janet Varney's The JV Club with special guest Tig Notaro. The Thrilling Adventure Hour comes to Marines' Memorial Theatre on Saturday, January 26th at 7pm and 9:30 and will feature the likes of Jonathan Coulton, Reggie Watts and John Hodgman. And Sunday, Feb. 10th, the closing day of the festival, will have a live episode of Pop My Culture with Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland with special guest, former SNL cast member Rachel Dratch, hopefully doing her Debbie Downer character the whole time.
Podcasts aren't the only form of comedy at the fest by a long shot. Chris Hardwick will join Tig Notaro, Greg Proops and more for Sketchfest Comedy NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences on the 31st from 6-10. That's a 21+ show; sorry, younger folks with a mature comedy palate. Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani bring their renowned comedy evening, The Meltdown Show to Cobb's Comedy Club on Friday, February 1st at 10:30pm and will feature a bevy of great comedians like Pete Holmes, Jon Dore and Bobcat Goldthwait. You can also check out, on Friday, Feb. 8th at 8:00pm, a special performance of Write Now with Jimmy Pardo, in which host Jimmy Pardo makes fun of comedy writers. Pretty standard, really.
That's a hefty amount of humor, but that's merely the Nerdist sliver of the comedy cake. All of those comedians and many more will be performing throughout the weekend as well as other fantastic events, such as tributes to Portlandia and Children's Hospital, an evening with the legendary Bruce Campbell called Hail to the King, Baby hosted by Patton Oswalt and basically every other comedy podcast you could want to see live. We hope you do some core-strengthening because you may pull something from laughing so much. Your abs will look great, though.