Garry Shandling, Murphy Brown, Cloris Leachman, Airplane! and more! At the 10th annual SF Sketchfest

San Francisco's SF Sketchfest has announced an all-star slate of tributes for its 10th anniversary next month.

Among the big highlights are panels toasting:

– The movie Airplane!, with Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker and a special appearance by Robert Hays

– The 25th anniversary of It's Garry Shandling's Show with Shandling and writer Alan Zweibel

The sitcom Murphy Brown with Candice Bergen and Diane English

– Original SNL'ers Dan Aykroyd, Laraine Newman and writer Tom Davis for an in-depth conversation with Inside Joke's Carl Arnheiter

– Cloris Leachman

— And Brian Henson will join Neil Patrick Harris for a conversation about what's up with the Muppets

For 19 days in January, starting Jan. 13, 2011, with the Upright Citzens Brigade's traditional ASSSSCAT show, the festival also will feature shows and collectives such as Mike Birbiglia's "My Girlfriend's Boyfriend," a one-night-only reunion of the cast of Viva Varietya Bob's Burgers "preunion", a Delocated "Witness Protection Variety Show," several of your favorite podcasts and shows broadcasting live — The Sound of Young America, WTF with Marc Maron, Pop My Culture, Never Not Funny, Citizen Radio, Nerdist, The Benson Interruption, Invite Them Up, Hot Tub, Kevin Pollak Chat Show, Sklarboro Country, Risk!, Friday Forty, the Paul F. Tompkins show and much much more.

Check out the full SF Sketchfest 2011 schedule. Tickets go on sale Sunday, Dec. 12.

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