Gravid Water delivers a sidesplitting performance at SF Sketchfest

The premise is simple...but twisted. Take an actor who has memorized and rehearsed a scene from a play and pair them up with an improviser who has no idea of what is about to unfold. Let them sort it out on stage, live in front of an audience, and let the hilarity ensue. Gravid Water, the long-running Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) Theatre show, came to the Brava Theater in the Mission District this past weekend. It was the show's 5th time returning to San Francisco for the city’s annual Sketchfest comedy festival. Gravid Water would be a complete trainwreck in [...]

By |January 26, 2017|Tags: , |

Star-studded ‘Soundtracks Live’ returns for SF Sketchfest

Soundtracks Live at Sketchfest 2017(photo: Rob Goodman) Back in 2003, New York City-based musician Amy Miles had an idea: get her very funny group of friends together — including Amy Poehler, David Wain, A.D. Miles, and Chelsea Peretti — to act out some of the greatest 1980s movies ever made and do it with a full band on stage performing the soundtrack. “It started with me, sitting in my car with the Pretty in Pink soundtrack playing and just thinking how amazing it would be to see the movie with live actors and have a really cool band playing along [...]

Michael Ian Black and cohorts return to SF Sketchfest for another rendition of Stella

Michael Ian Black Every year, Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter, and David Wain — the pioneering comics behind the sketch ensemble Stella — make a promise that they’ll prepare diligently for their annual performance at SF Sketchfest. Every year, those plans go to waste. “The truth is, we always say that we can’t just go up there and wing it, because that’s unprofessional,” said Black. “But then every year, we always just go out and wing it.” No one ever seems to protest the lack of planning for the Stella performances, and that’s because Black, Showalter, and Wain are masters [...]

By |January 5, 2017|Tags: , |
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