thelawnwrangler:

SF SKETCHFEST 2K14 - VOLUNTEER GAME 2 STRONG.

thelawnwrangler:

SF SKETCHFEST 2K14 - VOLUNTEER GAME 2 STRONG.

paulftompkins:

Photo courtesy of Preston Olson, who captured the moment during the Tenacious D tribute when Kyle Gass, Jack Black and I were all clinically dead for ten seconds and our spirits hovered over our bodies like IDIOTS. (at Castro Theater)

paulftompkins:

Photo courtesy of Preston Olson, who captured the moment during the Tenacious D tribute when Kyle Gass, Jack Black and I were all clinically dead for ten seconds and our spirits hovered over our bodies like IDIOTS. (at Castro Theater)

(Source: comedynerdsunited)

[My homeboy Dakin Hardwick has just dropped his annual “Nerd Guide to Sketchfest” and I love his categories of nerdom as it correlates to the festival: “Kitsch nerds”! “90s nerds”! “Taking down the system nerds”!] 


Courting Sketchfest: 1/31. Storking Comedy @ Lost Weekend Video [5 Days Until Fest]
[“Thank you for your submission…” I’m done. I’ve paid my dues, finalized my information, and now I wait. 
CUT TO: Naked, crying facedown on my couch. A Harry Potter party — that I’m invited to — is rumbling below me but I’m too depressed to walk down the stairs of my apartment complex. 
PREVIOUSLY: “I got into Sketchfest,” said a respected peer. “I’m so excited for Sketchfest,” said a less-respected peer. My face is taut with a false smile. Facebook scrolls down filled with elations and congratulations, I recheck my e-mail, still devoid of… 
CUT TO: Naked, crying facedown on my couch. I’ve worked too hard. I’m too unique to be left out. Blah blah blah, yadda yadda yadda; the cold front of my internal angst clashes with the hot front of prideful indignation. 
NOW: I’m performing at my first SF Sketchfest, at my own creation, at my favorite venue in the city. I’ve written an self-interview. I’ve made a Facebook event. I have a great line-up: Ever Mainard, Ivan Hernandez, Johnny Taylor, Cameron Vannini and Adam Newman. Still, afraid to celebrate because I’d hate to jinx, overhype, be bigger than my unassuming demeanor. Afraid to ask for help, love, committment, patronage, support, friendship or half the enthusiasm I give freely to any other creative mind. Afraid of the couch I’m currently sitting on. Click the link for tickets!]

Courting Sketchfest: 1/31. Storking Comedy @ Lost Weekend Video [5 Days Until Fest]

[“Thank you for your submission…” I’m done. I’ve paid my dues, finalized my information, and now I wait.

CUT TO: Naked, crying facedown on my couch. A Harry Potter party — that I’m invited to — is rumbling below me but I’m too depressed to walk down the stairs of my apartment complex.

PREVIOUSLY: “I got into Sketchfest,” said a respected peer. “I’m so excited for Sketchfest,” said a less-respected peer. My face is taut with a false smile. Facebook scrolls down filled with elations and congratulations, I recheck my e-mail, still devoid of…

CUT TO: Naked, crying facedown on my couch. I’ve worked too hard. I’m too unique to be left out. Blah blah blah, yadda yadda yadda; the cold front of my internal angst clashes with the hot front of prideful indignation.

NOW: I’m performing at my first SF Sketchfest, at my own creation, at my favorite venue in the city. I’ve written an self-interview. I’ve made a Facebook event. I have a great line-up: Ever Mainard, Ivan Hernandez, Johnny Taylor, Cameron Vannini and Adam Newman. Still, afraid to celebrate because I’d hate to jinx, overhype, be bigger than my unassuming demeanor. Afraid to ask for help, love, committment, patronage, support, friendship or half the enthusiasm I give freely to any other creative mind. Afraid of the couch I’m currently sitting on. Click the link for tickets!]

Courting Sketchfest: A Salute to Bored to Death w/ Jonathan Ames, Ted Danson, Zach Galifianakis and Jason Schwartzman @ Marines’ Memorial Theatre [8 Days Til Fest]

[Hey, I’ve never seen this show. I only got my girlfriend’s sister’s HBOGo password last July (fuck me). Nevertheless, this recently announced show poses the biggest swerve in Sketchfest schedule (if you Zach it, they will come). Also, the show — which, again, I’ve never seen — is an ode to film noir. If there’s on thing that San Francisco takes pride in is its fictional detectives (see: Monk, Bullitt, Eddie Murphy, and the works of Dashell Hammett). Catch these tickets while you can, boppers.]

Courting Sketchfest: The Birthday Boys @ Brava Theaters [17 Days Left]

[It’s hard to pin-point why we adore the Birthday Boys. Maybe it’s their volume. At any given moment the seven can charge like a horde or descend like ninjas. Maybe it’s their attention to detail. Even if it’s absurdity (like a 7-person-sweater) the farce feels familiar and plausible. It’s hard to pin-point why we adore the Birthday Boys but their ascension into glory is highly watchable.]

jordanmorris:

jessethorn:

Tickets are on sale now. Rob Corddry’s going to be there. What else do you want?(Thanks to Megan for the poster)

Come to this show?  Also:  Awesome poster, huh?

jordanmorris:

jessethorn:

Tickets are on sale now. Rob Corddry’s going to be there. What else do you want?

(Thanks to Megan for the poster)

Come to this show?  Also:  Awesome poster, huh?

(via scovill)

Courting Sketchfest: "Napoleon Dynamite" 10th Anniversary with Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite), Efren Ramirez (Pedro) and Jon Gries (“Uncle Rico”). [34 Days Left]
[It’s crazy to think about that watershed moment when cooler kids quoted the holy grail of insta-coolness that always made me feel inferior in my ignorance. Beloved indie darling, an unexpected phenomenon, an infinitely parodied/maligned work that remains unshakeable by most of the cast and crew. Napoleon Dynamite is magic (like this .gif that I can’t stop watching).]

Courting Sketchfest: "Napoleon Dynamite" 10th Anniversary with Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite), Efren Ramirez (Pedro) and Jon Gries (“Uncle Rico”). [34 Days Left]

[It’s crazy to think about that watershed moment when cooler kids quoted the holy grail of insta-coolness that always made me feel inferior in my ignorance. Beloved indie darling, an unexpected phenomenon, an infinitely parodied/maligned work that remains unshakeable by most of the cast and crew. Napoleon Dynamite is magic (like this .gif that I can’t stop watching).]

(Source: thevingster)

Courting Sketchfest: Bridget Everett [38 Days Left]

[My goodness. You can absorb all the superlatives and awards, you can glean all the praise and adoration, but there is nothing like experiencing Bridget Everett live. NOTHING like it. I saw her slaying mercilessly at Outside Lands a couple of months ago and I’ll recommend this bawdy babe over any faux fufu with a IMDB page. Demented sexuality coupled with 80s-pro-wrestling bravado and a never-say-die commitment to tearing down the house, Bridget Everett a hedonistically religious experience.] 

(Source: Spotify)