The City By The Bay certainly wants to get 2008 started on a good comedic note, as the schedule for its SFSketchfest proves that its subtitle, The San Francisco Comedy Festival, will be in full effect come Jan. 10-27 at several clubs and theaters throughout the city.
The list of performers scheduled to perform include…take a deep breath now…
The Apple Sisters
Busy Philipps: Freaks and Geeks Speak!
Cheap City: The Show with Michael Capozzola
Dave (Gruber) Allen: Freaks and Geeks Speak!
Diani & Devine
An Evening With Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist, and Patients
Freaks and Geeks Speak!
The Fun Bunch (Scott Aukerman & BJ Porter)
The Geek System
Hard ‘n Phirm
Iron Comic with Nato Green
John Francis Daley: Freaks and Geeks Speak!
The Kids in the Hall
Linda Cardellini: Freaks and Geeks Speak!
Mark & Ari
Martin Starr: Freaks and Geeks Speak!
Mary Lynn Rajskub
Mary Van Note
Match Game Live
Mosey with Scott Adsit from 30 Rock
Muff ‘n Tops
Naked Babies with The Daily Show’s Rob Corddry
Neil Patrick Harris
Oh, You and Your Bone Spurs
Paul Feig: Freaks and Geeks Speak!
Paul F. Tompkins
RiffTrax Live at the Castro: Plan 9 from Outer Space with Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett from Mystery Science Theater 3000
Ronna and Beverly
Samm Levine: Freaks and Geeks Speak!
Siblings of Doctors
The Smug Shift
Something With Genitals
The Sound of Young America Live with Jesse Thorn
Steve Bannos: Freaks and Geeks Speak!
Things We Made
Tim and Eric
TV You Can Heckle
Uphill Both Ways
Upright Citizens Brigade A.S.S.S.S.C.A.T. Improv
The Whitest Kids U Know
This obviously is a lot more than just a sketchfest. Your eyes probably caught a gander at the fact that there’s a reunion of the Freeks and Geeks cast, a Kids in the Hall show, old boys from MST3K in action, and an evening with Dr. Katz — in addition to all of the other great performers on the bills.
It all kicks off Jan. 10 with the opening night show and party, which features Aimee Mann, Paul F. Tompkins, Todd Barry, Rhys Darby and hosts Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal.
If you’re like me and cannot spend all 18 days in San Francisco for the fest, then you’re at least like me and wishing you could make it happen, for at least a couple of days. Where are you now when I need you, Santa???