The 12th annual Sketchfest kicks off in San Francisco Thursday, with everything from workshops to improv, to comedy for kids. The festival runs through Feb. 10, and will take place at 26 different venues throughout the city, including The Asian Art Museum and Cobb’s Comedy Club, with over a hundred events.
What started in 2001 as a way for three comedians to showcase six local groups has grown exponentially to become a nationally recognized comedy festival that has featured performers from every major North American television comedy smash, according to its website.
Founders David Owen, Cole Stratton, and Janet Varney work every year to bring in more and new groups. This year’s lineup includes the 20th anniversary reunion show of “The Adventures of Pete & Pete,” Futurama Live, and a performance by Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Lieberum’s band, Princess, covering songs by Prince.
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