SF Sketchfest 2022 Postponed Due to COVID-19 Surge

Over the last few weeks, you’ve probably seen and heard about live shows, performance venues, and awards shows canceling or postponing due to this most recent surge of the Omicron and Delta variants of COVID-19. There have been outbreaks not only amongst live comedy all across the country, but nearly all of live performance has been severely affected and has temporarily gone dark as a result.

SF Sketchfest always happens in January, which puts this festival, one of the biggest comedy festivals in the entire world, in potential reach of this latest surge in COVID-19 cases. Without any sort of advance knowledge of when numbers will trend down to safe-ish levels, the organizers of SF Sketchfest posted their postponement announcement just a few hours ago.

We have no doubt that this was a tough decision as SF Sketchfest had to got to a virtual one-day festival for 2021 and was geared up for an exciting three weeks of finally getting to be back in person and having the hundreds of shows and thousands of comedians performing for multitudes of audiences in and throughout the Greater SF Area.

SF Sketchfest founders Cole Stratton, David Owen and Janet Varney aim to maintain as much of this current line-up as possible and are looking for dates in the (hopefully) not so distant future. Stay tuned @sfsketchfest on Twitter and @sf_sketchfest on IG for further updates.