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SF Sketchfest postpones festival to 2023: Here are new dates


Comedy fans will have to wait until 2023 to enjoy the next SF Sketchfest.

Having already announced the postponement of the 2022 festival due to the ongoing pandemic, organizers today said the annual event will not return until 2023, when it will run Jan. 20-Feb. 5.

“While we’re disappointed to spend another year apart, the health and safety of our audience, performers, and staff comes first,” Sketchfest co-founders Cole Stratton, David Owen and Janet Varney said in a statement. “Due to venue availability, 2023 is the earliest we can present the festival as planned, but we can’t wait to safely laugh along with you then! And thank you for your patience while we’ve been working to reschedule these shows. We are beyond grateful for your support!”

The rescheduled festival “will host the vast majority of the shows and events originally scheduled for 2022, details of which will be announced in the coming week,” according to a news release. “In the meantime, the festival asks ticket holders who purchased tickets for the 2022 festival to hang on to their tickets as the festival reaches out to each and every ticket holder as soon as possible with new dates, details and options.”

Over the years, the festival has hosted such acclaimed comedy artists as Robin Williams, Bruce Campbell, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Aziz Ansari, Carol Burnett, Dana Carvey, Cloris Leachman, Eddie Izzard, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Margaret Cho, Dan Aykroyd, Jack Black, Ricky Gervais, Christopher Guest and Keenen Ivory Wayans.

For more information, visit sfsketchfest.com.

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