The lineup for this year’s Sketchfest, the comedy festival that runs from this Thursday through February 9, reads like a who’s who in comedy--Amy Schumer, Andy Richter, Maya Rudolph.
We studied the schedule to highlight a few standout performances, as well as shows with up-and-comers who should be on your radar:
SF Sketchfest Tribute: Alan Arkin The wry actor who made you laugh so hard you cried in Little Miss Sunshine will be honored at a screening of his classic comedy The In-Laws. February 6 at 7 p.m. at the Castro Theater; $25
Bridget Everett Live You may not recognize her name, but you won’t forget it once you see this notoriously bawdy comedienne (she sometimes disrobes onstage) in action. Fun fact: The Beastie Boys’ Adam Horovitz is in her backup band. February 7 at 8 p.m. at Rickshaw Stop; $20
Princess That would be the name of Maya Rudolph and L.A. singer-songwriter Gretchen Lieberum’s Prince cover band. They may be spoofing the artist, but their vocal stylings are pretty impressive--watch their debut on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. February 9 at 8 p.m. at Mezzanine; $40
Mike Lawrence Billed as part of Sketchfest’s Next Wave of Stand-Up Comedy Stars, the New Yorker has cracked self-deprecating jokes on Conan and Comedy Central. February 7 at 8 p.m. and February 8 at 9:15 p.m. at Punch Line Comedy Club; $25