SF Sketchfest opens its video vault for COVID-19 fundraiser

SF Sketchfest, Peaches Christ, John Waters

SF Sketchfest Roast of Peaches Christ on Jan. 13, 2019 at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco.

Fans of independent comedy festival SF Sketchfest may now stream some of its performances from the last 19 years as a COVID-19 fundraiser for the independent organization.

For $5, the videos will be available to stream for 48 hours at the SF Sketchfest website.

The series features some never-before-seen performances, tribute conversations and panel discussions. It began this week with the 20th anniversary reunion of the cast of “Best in Show,” featuring Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Michael McKean, Jane Lynch, Jennifer Coolidge, Michael Hitchcock, John Michael Higgins and Ed Begley, Jr.

Other shows that will be available in May include a conversation between comedians George Wallace and Patton Oswalt; Uptown Showdown comedic debate Childhood vs. Adulthood,  featuring Michael Ian Black, Jo Firestone, Dave Hill, Aparna Nancherla, Michael Showalter and Brent Weinbach; and the Roast of Peaches Christ, featuring John Waters and others.

Additional titles will be announced in the coming weeks.

Videos can be watched on most computers, mobile devices and can be streamed via Airplay or Chromecast to TV.

Proceeds will go toward keeping SF Sketchfest afloat, supporting the artists, and to select charities and fundraisers benefiting the Bay Area’s comedy community of artists and venues.

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