Yeah yeah I know we’re late on this article but I figured this event deserves some more attention. If you haven’t been paying attention last weekend, SF Sketchfest kicked off all across this great city, showcasing the many talents in the world of performance comedy. During Saturday’s Invite Them Up at Cobb’s Comedy Club, I was lucky enough to catch New Pornographer A.C. Newman perform Use It and well as a surprise guest duet with Margaret Cho to sing Your Dick (originally with Ben Lee). Other music guests that you may have missed include The Dave Hill Explosion with Moby and Thao Nguyen. Which you can only guess was probably half awesome.
Anyway, like last year, we’re listing our musical suggestions for events at this year’s Sketchfest.
Greg Behrendt & Matt Nathanson Present Maximum Volume!
A fun and revealing show that mixes stories with music, Maximum Volume (Bring The Rock) finds funnyman and creator Greg Behrendt and singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson with the likes of Bobcat Goldthwait, Marc Maron, Brendon Small, and Brody Stevens as they mix the honesty of comedy with the honesty of rock and roll. Expect something different with this show…in a good way.
Friday, January 21, 2011, 10:30pm – Tickets
The Sound of Young America Live with Jesse Thorn
We’re obviously listing this because of our favorite king of Bay Area indie rock John Vanderslice will be a guest on the show. However the line-up for America’s Radio Sweetheart Jesse Thorn’s Sound of Young America is fairly impressive with Bobcat Goldthwait, Steve Dildarian, Kasper Hauser, and Baron Vaughn. We can’t be certain on what John is going to be doing on the live podcast recording; he could be playing a new tune from his upcoming LP White Wilderness, or maybe discussing comedy with the young Mr. Thorn. Whatever the case, we’ll be there to see what happens.
John will also be part of Risk! with Kevin Allison on Saturday Jan 29, 2011 at the The Purple Onion.
Saturday, January 22, 2011, 1pm – Tickets
Musical comedy isn’t just limited to Flight of the Conchords and Weird Al, Cobb’s Comedy Club will present a large array of the best of musical comedy on the 29th of January. Nerdist podcaster Chris Hardwick will join his partner in crime Mike Phirman, with comedian Eli Braden, the comedy musings of Garfunkel and Oates, sketch comedy great David Koechner, and leader of Zachariah and the Lobos Riders, Zach Selwyn. It’s going to be a pretty hilarious and variety filled night. But what else would you expect from Sketchfest?
Saturday, January 29, 2011, 8:00 and 10:30pm – Tickets