SF Sketchfest Makes Gigantic First 2022 Line-Up Announcement

The days of having a ponderously big line-up for a live, in-person comedy festival seems like such a thing of a decade ago, despite Jan. 2020 (the last “normal” SF Sketchfest) only being nearly two year in the past.

Well, on this side of the pandemic, we’re getting back to SF Sketchfest being at full strength and announcing their massive schedule/line-up that spans around three weeks of some of the best comedy from North America and beyond. This morning, they just made the first official line-up announcement for 2022 SF Sketchfest running Jan. 7th-23rd, and, oh boy howdy, is it an early holiday gift for comedy fans of all kinds.

Just take a gander at what they’ve going so far:


  • SF Sketchfest Tribute to Cheech & Chong
    50th Anniversary Celebration with Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong in conversation with Ben Fong-Torres
  • SF Sketchfest Tribute to Laraine Newman
    with friends Dana Gould, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Maurice LaMarche, Rob Paulsen and Cole Stratton
  • SF Sketchfest Tribute to David Alan Grier
    in conversation
  • SF Sketchfest Roast of Bruce Campbell
    with guests Jeffrey Combs, Sharon Gless, David Alan Grier, Kane Hodder, Cassandra Peterson (AKA Elvira, Mistress of the Dark), Ted Raimi, Jennifer Tilly and roastmaster Dana Gould
  • “Perfect Strangers” 35th Anniversary
    with Mark Linn-Baker and Bronson Pinchot
  • “Viva Variety” 25th Anniversary Tribute
    A Very Special Evening with Mr. and the former Mrs. Laupin and Johnny Blue Jeans, aka Thomas Lennon, Kerri Kenney-Silver and Michael Ian Black, in conversation with Ken Marino
  • “Role Models” Live Read
    with David Cross, Beth Dover, Nyima Funk, Kerri Kenney-Silver, Phil LaMarr, Joe Lo Truglio, Jane Lynch, Ken Marino, A.D. Miles, Adam Scott, Bobb’e J. Thompson, David Wain, Matt Walsh and more, with live music by the Red Room Orchestra
  • The 5 Year Anniversary of the 10 Year Anniversary of the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival
    with Eugene Mirman and friends Jena Friedman, Janeane Garofalo, Kristen Schaal, Sarah Vowell, Reggie Watts, and more
  • Let’s Make a Poop! With Triumph the Insult Comic Dog
    Game show podcast with celebrity panelists including “Weird Al” Yankovic and more
  • The 1491s
  • Asian AF
    with Jason Choi, Will Choi, Miss Golightly, Misha Han, Mic Nguyen and more
  • Maria Bamford
    with Jenny Yang
    Live at the Sydney Goldstein Theater
  • The Black Version
    with Jordan Black, Nyima Funk, Daniele Gaither, Phil LaMarr, Karen Maruyama, Gary Anthony Williams and Cedric Yarbrough
  • David Cross: I’m From the Future
    with Irene Tu
  • The Improvised Shakespeare Company
  • Judge John Hodgman
    with John Hodgman and Jesse Thorn
  • Stuff You Should Know
    with Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant
  • Upright Citizens Brigade: ASSSSCAT
    with Matt Besser, Matt Walsh, D’Arcy Carden, Jessica McKenna, Tim Meadows, Zach Reino and more
  • Varietopia with Paul F. Tompkins and more
  • The Benson Movie Interruptions: “The Goonies” and “The Lost Boys”
    with Doug Benson and surprise guests
  • “Futurama” vs. COVID-3019!
    with David X. Cohen, John DiMaggio, Maurice LaMarche, Phil LaMarr, Lee Supercinski, Lauren Tom and Billy West
  • A Narfy Afternoon with “Pinky and the Brain”
    with Maurice LaMarche & Rob Paulsen, moderated by Cole Stratton
  • Riffapalooza
    with Bill Corbett, Frank Conniff, Kevin Murphy, Mary Jo Pehl, Jonah Ray and J. Elvis Weinstein
  • BriTANick
  • Dinosaur Improv
    with Owen Burke, Chad Carter, Rob Huebel, Jason Mantzoukas, Seth Morris, Charlie Sanders, Paul Scheer and more
  • The Groundlings: Cookin’ With GAS
  • Killing My Lobster
    With Cobranauts, Hosted by Mark Smalls
  • Naked Babies
    with John Ross Bowie, Rob Corddry, Brian Huskey and Seth Morris / PalmerTrolls with Ben Palmer
  • Please Leave The Bronx and The Great Difficulties
    Hosted by Matt O’Brien
  • SponTourCo
    with Paul F. Tompkins, Eugene Cordero, Tawny Newsome and Janet Varney
  • SuperMarried
    with John Ross Bowie and Jamie Denbo / Grifter, Hosted by Haley Hoffmeister
  • Theme Park Improv
    with Ian Brennan, Simon Helberg, John Michael Higgins, Michael Hitchcock, Jessica Makinson, Oscar Nuñez, Cole Stratton and Janet Varney with guest monologist Wendi McLendon-Covey
  • White Women
    with Ronnie Adrian, Zeke Nicholson, Ify Nwadiwe, Ishmel Sahid, Carl Tart and Lamar Woods
  • 3Peat
    with TSTMRKT, Hosted by Alexandria Love
  • Bruce and Friend Kevin
    with Bruce McCulloch and Kevin McDonald
  • Celebrity Autobiography
    with Mario Cantone, Sharon Gless, Tony Hale, Wendi McClendon-Covey, Laraine Newman, Oscar Nuñez, Eugene Pack, and Jennifer Tilly
  • The Comedy Pack
    An afternoon of short comedies by Eugene Pack starring Tony Hale, Tim Kazurinsky, Oscar Nuñez, Jennifer Tilly, George Wendt, and more
  • Fake TED Talks
    with Jean Grae, Bruce McCulloch, Paul & Storm, Adam Savage, Laser Malena-Webber and more
  • Lottie Platchett Took a Hatchet!
    with Drew Droege, Tom Lenk, Ryan Garcia, Jessica Hanna, Tom DeTrinis, Justin Elizabeth Sayre and Pete Zias
  • The Medievalists: a play reading by Bill Corbett
    with Paget Brewster, Jason Ritter, James Urbaniak and more
  • Mortified
  • Porchlight: A Storytelling Series
    with guests David Cross, Chris Garcia, A.D. Miles, Ify Nwadiwe, and Atsuko, hosted by Beth Lisick and Arline Klatte, with music by Marc Capelle
  • RISK! with Kevin Allison
    with guests Mary Jo Pehl, Jonah Ray, Shalewa Sharpe and more
  • Selected Shorts: Too Hot for Radio
    with Tony Hale, Baron Vaughn and more
  • Stop Joking for 100 Years And Other Requests From My Kid (Stories of Parenting and Childhood)
    with Eugene Mirman and friends Nore Davis, Jena Friedman, Janeane Garofalo, Dana Gould, Natasha Leggero, Bobby Tisdale, Baron Vaughn, Reggie Watts and Jenny Yang
  • Add to Cart with Kulap Vilaysack and SuChin Pak
  • Alchemy This with Kevin Pollak
    with Chris Alvarado, Craig Cackowski, Joey Greer, James Heaney and Cole Stratton
  • The Bechdel Cast with Caitlin Durante and Jamie Loftus
  • The Bitchuation Room
    with Francesca Fiorentini, Nato Green and more
  • Community Focused Dynamics with Kaseem Bentley and Murahd Shawkey
  • Dead Eyes with Connor Ratliff
  • Doug Loves Movies with Doug Benson
  • The Endless Honeymoon Podcast with Moshe Kasher and Natasha Leggero
  • Gettin’ Better with Ron Funches
  • The George Lucas Talk Show
    With Patrick Cotnoir, Connor Ratliff and Griffin Newman
  • The Greatest Generation
    with Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison
  • Hello From the Magic Tavern
    with Arnie Niekamp, Adal Rifai and Matt Young
  • Hey Riddle Riddle
    with Erin Keif, JPC, Adal Rifai and more
  • John Hodgman & Adam Savage: Spin-a-Wheel Conversation
  • Jordan, Jesse, Go!
    with Jordan Morris and Jesse Thorn
  • Lady to Lady
    with Tess Barker, Babs Gray and Brandie Posey
  • Live Wire with Luke Burbank
  • Mission to Zyxx
  • Nature Talks to Itself
    with Jace Armstrong and Justin Michael and guest D’Arcy Carden and more
  • Nerd Rage: The Great Debates
  • Off Book: The Improvised Musical with Jessica McKenna and Zach Reino
  • Pod Yourself a Gun: A Sopranos Podcast
    with Matt Lieb, Vince Mancini and Brent Flyberg
  • Ringheads with Bill Corbett and Sean Thomason
  • Talking Simpsons
  • Will You Accept This Rose? with Arden Myrin
    with Paget Brewster
  • Yo, Is This Racist? with Tawny Newsome and Andrew Ti
    with Mohanad Elshienky and Jean Grae
  • Todd Barry
    with Ever Mainard and Paco Romane
  • Janeane Garofalo
  • Joel Kim Booster’s Joy F*ck Club
    with Atsuko, Nori Reed, Jes Tom, Irene Tu
  • An Evening with Jeff Garlin: “Use Me” Tour
  • Michael Winslow
  • RB Butcher
    with Hayden Kristal
  • Beth Stelling
    with Ever Mainard and Hosted by Ja-Ron Young
  • Sasheer Zamata
  • Shane Torres
    with Mike Carrozza and Jane Harrison
  • Atsuko & Friends
    with Atsuko, Michael Ian Black and more
  • Smug Shift with Moshe Kasher and Brent Weinbach
    and guests Demi Adejuyigbe, Johnny Pemberton, Robin Tran and more
  • Everything’s Great!
    with Demi Adejuyigbe, Nick Kocher and Addie Weyrich and guests Ginny Hogan, Natasha Leggero and more
  • Jay Jurden / Peter Smith
    Hosted by Marcus Williams
  • The Charm Offensive
    with Krista Fatka, Paco Romane and David Roth and guests Julie Ash, Dro Knows, Jade Theriault and Marcus Williams
  • Comedy Baseball
    with Steve Ausburne, Matt Baetz, Colin Braun, DNA, Greg Gettle, Justin Gomes, Andrew Holmgren, Ben Kolina, Robert Omoto, Ivy Vasquez, Natasha Vinik and Mikey Walz
  • Cosplay Comedy
    with Leiroy Abueg, K. Cheng, Kyle Chrise, Jason Cole, April Cowgur, Bryce Druzin, Sarah Giambruno, Janie Hanmaker Gunn, Alexander McAllister, Arturo Raygoza and Hank Romero
  • Diversity Hires
    with Luisa Isbell and Sureni Weerasekera and guests Hayden Kristal, Alvin Kuai, Alexandria Love and Moe Yaqub
  • Donde Esta Mi Comedy? with Baruch Porras Hernandez
    and guests Julian Fernandez, Isa Medina, Jota Mercury and Armando Torres
  • DOPE Show with Kaseem Bentley and Murahd Shawkey
    with guests Ehsan Ahmad, Wally Baram, Ian Levy, Dauood Naimyar, Joshua Stokes and Sureni Weerasekera
  • Facial Recognition Comedy
    with Zahra Ali, Fizaa Dosani, Pallavi Gunalan, Sabeen Sadiq and more
  • Femmes The Rules
    with Mary Jane French, Sammy Mowrey and Bailey Norton and guests Jeena Bloom, Katrina Davis, Tyler Jackson, Drew Lausch, Ever Mainard and Mateen Stewart
  • Funnilingus
    with Dana Donnelly, Pallavi Gunalan and Ellory Smith and guests Blair Dawson, Diana Hong, Leah Rudick, Laura Sanders and Atheer Yacoub
  • The Gateway Show with Billy Anderson
    and guests Scott Eason, Melissa Shoshahi, Billy Sullivan, Armando Torres,
  • Interruption Show with Dalia Malek
    and guests Alex Falcone, Holly Lynnea, Matt Knudsen, Mic Nguyen and Chad Opitz
  • Jolli-baes with Andrew Orolfo
    and guests Marcus Cardona, Aivy Cordova, Andrew Lopez and Wilfred Padua
  • Kwaczala-palooza with Joe Kwaczala
    and guests Luke Craig, Dana Donnelly, Alex Falcone, Ellory Smith and Torio Van Grol
  • Lady to Lady and Ladyfriends
    with Tess Barker, Babs Gray and Brandie Posey and guests Alyssa Al-Dookhi, Nataly Aukar, Katrina Davis, Veronica Kwiatkowski and JoAnn Schinderle
  • Locals Only!
    with Steven Asifo, Hayley Beacon, Justin Careesi, Max Eddy, Geulah Finman, Jesse Hett, Gary Hughes, Nick Leonard, Orion Levine, Jeanette Marin, Melissa McGillicuddy, Annette Mullaney, Luke Soin, Ta’Vi, Jade Theriault, Travis Thielen, Andrew Young  and  Zorba Jevon Hughes
  • Mental Health Comedy Hour
    with Wonder Dave and Kristee Ono and guests Lola Anthema,Kari Burt and Dan Weber
  • The Old School Comedy Masters
    with Larry “Bubbles” Brown, Mike Meehan and Johnny Steele
  • Resistance is Fertile
    with Brooke Heinichen and Luisa Isbell and guests Darlene Bereznicki, Loren Kraut, Becky Lynn, JoAnn Schinderle and Ally Taylor
  • The Setup
    with Abhay and Richard Sarvate and guests Virginia Jones, Lizzie Martinez, Joe Praino, Steven Rogers and Atheer Yacoub
  • Special Release: Dhaya Lakshminarayanan & Karinda Dobbins
  • Talkies
    with George Chen, Aviva Siegel, Land Smith and Nick Stargu and guests Katie-Ellen Humphries, Chad Opitz, Jay Shingle and Jordan Thewlis
  • The SF Sketchfest Dozen:
    Will Miles & Blair SocciMike Drucker & Nori Reed
    Amy Miller & Zach Zimmerman
    Johnny Pemberton & Jenny Yang
    Shalewa Sharpe & Sam Tallent
    Fumi Abe & Joyelle Nicole Johnson
  • SF Sketchfest Threesomes:
    Grant Gordon & Hannah Pilkes & Jeff Wright
    Katrina Davis & Hanna Dickinson & Mike Merrill
  • SF Sketchfest Killer Lineups:
    Chris Garcia, Kate Willett, Sahib Singh, Jes Tom, Shain Brenden and Seth Allen
    Nore Davis, Robin Tran, Andrew Orolfo, Maeve Press, Casey Ley and Nick Sahoyah
    Mohanad Elshieky, Yamaneika Saunders, Orlando Leyba, Kenice Mobley, Joe Kwaczala and Laura Sanders
  • Choose Your Own Adventure — A Drag Show
  • Comedy Psychos
    with Leiroy Abueg, Holly Annabel Brown, The Advertising Brothers, Joel Jimenez, Chris Riggins and Alyssa Westerlund
  • The Crossword Show with Zach Sherwin
  • Drennon Davis & DJ Real
    Hosted by Darlene Bereznicki
  • Filipino AF
    with Will Choi and Joy Reguillano
  • Get It?! with Joe Klocek
    with Joseph Anolin, Aivy Cordova and Ryan Goodcase
  • Jonathan Coulton, Paul & Storm & Friends
  • Kyle Gordon / Don’t Watch This Show Live!
    Hosted by Krista Fatka
  • Music Night
    with The Doubleclicks, DJ Real, Chaki, The Satan Sisters, Ben Visini and Mikey Deadleg
  • Play Date with Puddles, Dave Hill and Steve Agee
  • Shit Arcade with Mike Drucker
  • Tinder Live with Lane Moore and Janeane Garofalo
  • Turning Tricks — The Magic Show
    with Robert Strong and guest magicians Jade, Jay Alexander, Kevin Blake, Andrew Evans and David Gerard
  • Uptown Showdown Debate: “In Person vs. Remote”
    Hosted by Dhaya Lakshminarayanan with RB Butcher, Jen Friedman Dana Gould, Baron Vaughn and more
  • Vanessa Gonzalez / The Latino Comedy Project Presents: “Gentrif*cked!”
  • Wheels Off with Rhett Miller
    with Natasha Leggero


Abhay, Aivy Cordova, Alex Falcone, Alex Price, Alexandria Love, Ali Clayton, Ally Taylor, Alvin Kuai, Alyssa Al-Dookhi, Alyssa Westerlund, Andrew Holmgren, Andrew Lopez, Andrew Young, Annette Mullaney, Armando Torres, Arroz Con Pho, Arthur Gaus, Atheer Yacoub, Aviva Siegel, Babs Gray, Back Alley Racket Club, Bailey Norton, The Ballroom, Baruch Porras Hernandez, Becky Lynn, Ben Kolina, Ben Visini, The Big Boyzzz, Billy Anderson, Bingewatch, Black Cat Sketch Comedy, Blair Dawson, Brandie Posey, Brian Sullivan, Brooke Heinichen, Business Casual, Butt, Chad Opitz, Chaki, Chicken Scratch Improv, Chris Riggins, Clara Bijl, Cluedunit, Cobranauts, Colin Braun, Colin Mahan: Himselves, Comedy Dance Chicago, Dalia Malek, Dan Weber, Dana Donnelly, Darlene Bereznicki, Dauood Naimyar, David Nguyen, David Roth, Daytime Talk at Night, Diana Hong, DNA, The Doubleclicks, Drew Lausch, Dro Knows, Drunk Theatre, Ehsan Ahmad, Ellory Smith, Emily Walsh, Erick Hellwig, Ever Mainard, Fizaa Dosani, Fred Le, Friendo, Garage, Gary Hughes, George Chen, Geulah Finman, Ginny Hogan, Girls Night, Goldbaby, Granny Cart Gangstas, Greg Gettle, Grifter, Hayden Kristal, Hayley Beacon, Haley Hoffmeister, Holly Annabel Brown, Holly Lynnea, Isa Medina, Ian Levy, Improv All-Stars, Ivy Vasquez, Jack Blankenship: A Funeral For My Face, Jade Theriault, Jake Mattera, Jalisa Robinson, Jason Choi, James Mwaura, Jamie Wolf, Jane Harrison, Janesh Rahlan, Jay Shingle, Jeanette Marin, Jeena Bloom, Jenn Scott, Jeremy Furlong, Jesse Hett, JoAnn Schinderle, Joe Praino, Joel Jimenez, Joey Avery, John Hastings, John Kennedy, Jon Blair, Jordan Thewlis, Josef Anolin, Josh Covitt, Joshua Stokes, Jota Mercury, Julia Hladkowicz, Julian Fernandez, Julie Ash, Justin Careesi, K. Cheng, Kari Burt, Karthik Lavangu, Kaseem Bentley, Katie-Ellen Humphries, Krista Fatka, La Spazzatura, Lady ADHD, Land Smith, Laura Sanders, Lauren Vernea, Leah Rudick, Leiroy Abueg, Lemon Pepper Wet, The Lesbian Agenda with Sophie Santos, Linda Hollywood’s Big Hollywood Night, Living Impaired, Liz Stone, Lizzie Martinez, Loren Kraut, Lucas Zelnick, Luisa Isbell, Luke Craig, Luke Soin, Luxury Cruise Singles Mixe, Marcus Cardona, Marcus Williams, Mark Smalls, Martin Phillips, Maryland Night Live, Mateen Stewart, Matt Baetz, Matt Knudsen, Matt O’Brien, Matt Storrs, Max Eddy, Melissa McGillicuddy, Melissa Shoshahi, Mic Nguyen, Mike Lane: Mixed Race Sweetie, A Million Shetland Ponies, MIke Carrozza, Mikey Walz, Milwaukee!, Misha Han, Miss Directions, Model Minority, Moe Yaqub, Moon Goon, Murahd Shawkey, Nataly Aukar, Natasha Vinik, Nick Leonard, Nick Skardarasy, Nick Stargu, Odell & DeJong, Orion Levine, Paco Romane, Pallavi Gunalan, PalmerTrolls with Ben Palmer, Papp Johnson, Peet Guercio, Phil Griffiths, Public Works, RecRoom Improv, Reid Clark, Richard Sarvate, Robert Omoto, Ronn Vigh, Running With Glitter, Ryan Goodcase, Ryan Thomas, Sabeen Sadiq, Samantha Gilweit, Sami Sutker, The Satan Sisters, Scott Eason, Sean Keane, Seth Allen, Shain Brenden, Shoot the Moon, Squad Patrol, Stephen Taylor, Steven Asifo, Steven Rogers, Strong Male Leads, Super Black: An Improvised Blaxploitation Film, Sureni Weerasekera, Surviving San Francisco: Still Got That Weak-Ass Fro, TammyTeaLove, Ta’Vi, Tess Barker, Tony Camin, Torio Van Grol, Tory Ward, Travis Thielen, Trouble With Shapes, TSTMRKT, Ty Clay, Tyler Jackson, Veronica Kwaitkowski, Vincent Chuang, Virginia Jones, Walker Glenn, Wild Wild Christian, Wilfred Padua, Winslow, Women of Color Anonymous, Your Friends Comedy, Zach Wycuff, Zahra Ali, Zorba Jevon Hughes.

If you couldn’t find several comedy treasures for you in there, we honestly don’t know what to do with you.

Tickets for all SF Sketchfest shows will go on sale Sun, November 21 at 10AM PT/1PM ET. Get more details and buy tickets this Sunday at sfsketchfest.com.