SF SKETCHFEST ANNOUNCES LINEUP FOR 2016 FESTIVAL INCLUDING SALLY FIELD, JEFF GOLDBLUM, JON HAMM, PATTON OSWALT, DAVE BARRY, “WAITING FOR GUFFMAN” REUNION WITH BOB BALABAN, CHRISTOPHER GUEST, PARKER POSEY AND FRED WILLARD, AND SO MUCH MORE
SF Sketchfest will celebrate the 15th annual San Francisco Comedy Festival January 7-24, 2016 with more than 200 shows featuring top comedic talents performing in19 venues across the city. The 16-day festival will feature major comedy stars and the best up-and-coming comedians from around the world for non-stop entertainment including sketch, stand-up, alternative comedy, music, improv, films, tributes, live podcasts, workshops and panel discussions.
The 2016 SF Sketchfest features a 20th anniversary tribute to “Waiting For Guffman,”with a screening and cast reunion with Christopher Guest, Bob Balaban, Parker Poseyand Fred Willard; in-person tributes to iconic actor Sally Field in conversation withMichael Showalter along with a screening of their new film, “Hello, My Name is Doris;” Jeff Goldblum in conversation and in musical performance with his Mildred Snitzer Orchestra; Patton Oswalt in conversation with Boots Riley; hit animated series “Bob’s Burgers” with creator Loren Bouchard and cast members Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, Larry Murphy, John Roberts and Kristen Schaal; acclaimed comedic author Dave Barry in conversation; spotlights on film favorites including “Hot Shots” 25th Anniversary with Jim Abrahams and Pat Proft; “Teen Witch”: The Peaches Christ Experience; and “Hook” 25th Anniversary; TV spotlights “Fishing with John”25th Anniversary with John Lurie in conversation with Parker Posey; “Drunk History” with Derek Waters and friends; “The Adventures of Pete & Pete” live; “Galavant” with creators and cast, and “Sledge Hammer!;” celebrations of animated comedies “BoJack Horseman,” “Futurama” and “Dr. Katz Professional Therapist”; popular radio programsStarTalk Live with Bill Nye the Science Guy and Eugene Mirman and NPR’s Ask Me Another; appearances by comedians and actors including Pamela Adlon, Scott Adsit, Maria Bamford, Todd Barry, Guy Branum, Stephanie Courtney, Cameron Esposito, Noel Fielding, Dave Foley, Judah Friedlander, Ron Funches, Jeff Garlin, Janeane Garofalo, Chris Gethard, Bobcat Goldthwait, Dana Gould, Jon Hamm, Dan Harmon, John Hodgman, Moshe Kasher, Andy Kindler, Nick Kroll, Natasha Leggero, Beth Littleford, Jason Mantzoukas, Kevin McDonald, Thomas Middleditch, Laraine Newman, Tom Papa, Jimmy Pardo, Eddie Pepitone, Chelsea Peretti, Jim Rash, Paul Scheer, The Sklar Brothers, Martin Starr, Eric Stonestreet, Scott Thompson, Paul F. Tompkins, Michael Urie, Baron Vaughn, Jessica Williams; top comedy collectivesUpright Citizens Brigade and The Groundlings; and musical performances byPrincess featuring Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Lieberum in an Evening of the Music of Prince, Jonathan Coulton, Kate Micucci, Rhett Miller, Paul and Storm and much, MUCH more.
Find the complete show schedule for SF Sketchfest 2016 at: www.sfsketchfest.com
Tickets range from $12 to $50 and go on sale at 10:00am PST on Sunday, November 22 and are available for purchase at www.sfsketchfest.com
GREG PROOPS TO RELEASE 6TH COMEDY ALBUM – ‘IN THE BALL PARK’ OUT NOVEMBER 27 VIA ASPECIALTHING
GREG PROOPS announces the release of his new comedy album ‘IN THE BALL PARK’ out FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27 on ASPECIALTHING RECORDS. It will be available DIGITALLY and on LIMITED EDITION MARBLED ORANGE VINYL with download code, only 500 copies available. Recorded live in San Francisco, Greg has the hometown crowd rolling with his tales from the city, his distaste for certain fashion trends, his love of Giants baseball, his belief of how the world began and more.
Greg Proops is a stand up comic best known for his unpredictable appearances on Whose Line is it Anyway? and as the host of the award-seeking podcast The Smartest Man in the World. He also has a popular new podcast The Greg Proops Film Club, covering old and new movies, available on iTunes. Greg has lent his voice to Star Wars the Phantom Menace, The Nightmare Before Christmas and was Bob the Builder. He has been a guest on @midnight, Red Eye, Turner Classic Movies, The Green Room with Paul Provenza and Chelsea Lately. He records and screens a movie monthly at The Cinefamily in Hollywood. His nonfiction book “The Smartest Book In The World” (Touchstone) is out now.
SEE GREG ON TOUR:
11/27 – Brooklyn NY @ The Bell House
12/7 – LA, CA @ Cinefamily
12/15 – LA, CA @ Nerdmelt
12/30-1/2 – SF, CA @ The Punchline
JON GLASER (DELOCATED, GIRLS, PARKS & REC) EXPLAINS NEW SHOW “NEON JOE, WEREWOLF HUNTER” ON THE TONIGHT SHOW, SERIES PREMIERE MON DEC 7 ON ADULT SWIM
Jon Glaser (Delocated, Girls, Parks and Recreation) is the creator and star of a new show “Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter” which premieres on Adult Swim onDecember 7. Last night, he was on The Tonight Show to explain how a random character he made up during his interview on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon turned into the very real new series, “Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter,” with an official DC Comics comic book.
Watch Jon explain on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon:
Set in the pretend sleepy enclave of Garrity, VT, “Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter” is the story of a neon-clad man with a mysterious past and a highly specialized skill set – hunting werewolves. When a sudden plague of inexplicable werewolf fatalities strikes, the Garrity sheriff’s department finds itself in over its head and the fate of the townspeople is left up to Neon Joe.
The half-hour live-action mini-series was created by Jon Glaser, produced by PFFR, and stars Glaser as “Neon Joe” with Scott Adsit (30 Rock), Stephanie March (Law & Order: SVU), Steve Little (Eastbound and Down), and Steve Cirbus (Delocated).
“Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter” premieres Monday, December 7th at Midnight E/P and will air over 5 consecutive nights on Adult Swim.
KURT BRAUNOHLER ON THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JIMMY FALLON
The very funny Kurt Braunohler made a return to The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon for a great set where he shared a disastrous hot air balloon ride and his thoughts on ridiculous NYC posters. Watch it here: http://www.nbc.com/the-tonight-show/video/kurt-braunohler-standup/2935789
DRENNON DAVIS & KAREN KILGARIFF TO RELEASE ‘I DON’T CARE, I LIKE IT’, REVEAL NEW ALBUM TRACKS
DRENNON DAVIS AND KAREN KILGARIFF announce the release of their new comedy music album ‘I DON’T CARE, I LIKE IT’ out FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20 on ASPECIALTHING RECORDS. This debut full length from the much-loved LA duo, who were named LA WEEKLY’s BEST COMEDY DUO, includes their hit “You’re Gonna Be Fine (High Song)” which they performed on CONAN, along with tracks about GPS led by rock star vocalists, partying at a funeral, goths in the sun, dumb tattoos and more. ‘I Don’t Care, I Like It’ is out digitally on November 20 and will be released on limited edition vinyl in 2016.
DRENNON DAVIS was named Splitsider’s Top 10 Up And Coming Acts in LA, is the host of the hugely popular Imaginary Radio Program, has performed on Adam Devine’s House Party and at comedy festivals all over the world.
Best known for her work on “Mr. Show,” KAREN KILGARIFF has transitioned from classic stand-up comic to acoustic troubadour and is a longtime favorite of those in the know. Her debut album ‘Live at the Bootleg’ captures musical comedy at its rawest and sets a new bar for a genre that is rarely done right. It is available on aspecialthing Records.
PRE-ORDER ‘I DON’T CARE, I LIKE IT’ ON iTUNES: http://apple.co/1PxQxdc
STARTALK LIVE! AT THE MOODY THEATER WITH BILL NYE & EUGENE MIRMAN THIS THURSDAY
Science, pop culture and comedy collide in Austin this Thursday as the immensely popular podcast and radio show StarTalk Live heads to The Moody Theater. Hosted by Bill Nye The Science Guy and co-hosted by actor/comedian Eugene Mirman (Bob’s Burgers), the night will feature special guests Dr. Roberta Ness, Dean of Public Health at the UT Houston and author of Innovation Generation, and Dr. Arthur Markman, a cognitive psychologist at UT Austin and author of the book Smart Thinking.
StarTalk Live promises a thought-provoking evening of science and fun unlike anything else in the universe as captivating subjects like space travel, human intelligence, sex, extra-terrestrial life, the Big Bang, the future of our Earth and the environment are all explored.
STARTALK LIVE! WITH BILL NYE and EUGENE MIRMAN
THURSDAY, NOV 5 @ THE MOODY THEATER
Doors 6:30, Show 8pm
Tix $34.50 - $49.50
Tickets and more info: http://acl-live.com/calendar/startalk-live
SCOTTISH COMEDIAN DANIEL SLOSS U.S. PREMIERE: NEW SOLO SHOW “DARK” AT SOHO PLAYHOUSE NYC FEB 9-13, 2016
Award-winning Scottish comedian DANIEL SLOSS premieres his brilliant new solo show “DARK” at the SOHO PLAYHOUSE FEBRUARY 9-13. Hailed by the press for its darker and more challenging subject matter, Sloss moves from relationships to death and beyond with wit and poignancy. DARK sold out 4 weeks at the renowned Edinburgh Conference Centre to over 10k people and Sloss performed over 70 dates across UK and Europe, plus a week-long run of dates added in London due to demand. Sloss will debut DARK in NYC this February giving U.S. audiences their first chance to see one of Europe’s hottest talents.
On TV, Sloss has performed on CONAN (4 sets in 12 months) and appeared on @Midnight, and UK TV’s Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Sunday Night at the London Palladium and many more. He starred in his own BBC3 show “The Adventures of Daniel,” has also given a Tedx Talk and recorded his debut stand-up DVD Daniel Sloss: Live! for the BBC’s 2Entertain label.
A stand out performer at Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival, Daniel Sloss has brought a new hour-long solo show to Fringe every year since 2009 – and sold them all out in some of the festival’s biggest venues. A highly sought-after stand-up, Sloss has also performed to full houses across UK and Europe, a solo season at Montreal’s Just For Laughs and regularly appears at Festivals including Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Latitude and Altitude.
DANIEL SLOSS @ SOHO PLAYHOUSE (15 Vandam St, NYC 10013)
TUESDAY FEB 9 – SATURDAY FEB 13
DOORS 7pm, SHOW 8pm
Tickets and more info: http://www.ticketmaster.com/venueartist/1391/1496632