5 Funny Ladies You HAVE To Catch At S.F.'s Sketchfest

Itching to get your funny on this weekend? Then you're in luck. Now through February 4, the 11th annual SF Sketchfest will flood the city with pee-in-your pants laughter. Comedians from all over the country will invade the Punch Line Comedy Club, Cobb's Comedy Club, Eureka Theater, Marines' Memorial Theater, The Purple Onion, and The Dark Room for a one-of-a-kind San Francisco comedy experience that we are beyond amped to experience.
In addition to the standard stand-up shows, you can get in on live podcasts, original stage shows, tributes to comedy masters like Eddie Izzard, improv showcases, already-sold-out appearances from SNL alums Amy Poehler and Rachel Dratch, and live readings of cult-classic movies (including Wet Hot American Summer). See the full schedule here!
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Naturally, there's no shortage of funny chicks involved in the entire thing. To help you navigate the plethora of events and turn you on to some of the coolest budding funny ladies out there, we're breaking down our top five show picks after the jump. Take note of the ticket info, get your credit card ready, and prepare to laugh until your mascara's streaming down your face.
Photo: Via MorganMurphy.net
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Rachael Harris
You may recognize Rachael Harris as the toxically overbearing girlfriend from The Hangover, or you may have caught her on one of her many TV appearances including cult favorite Notes from the Underbelly and a recent episode of the New Girl. With her naughty secretary look, Harris will be bringing her maternal yet stinging deadpan humor to San Francisco via Kevin Pollak's Chat Show. Get ready!

Price: $20
When: Saturday, January 21, 3 p.m.
Where: The Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery Street (between Washington and Clay streets); 415-397-7573.
Tickets: Here!

Photo: Via IMDB
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Busy Philipps (pictured), Paget Brewster, and Gillian Jacobs
One is a dramatic actor from the show Criminal Minds (Brewster), another is a member of the cult TV show Community (Jacobs) and the last graduated from Dawson's Creek to Cougar Town (Phillipps). All three form a female trifecta for a little something called "The Thrilling Adventure and Supernatural Suspense Hour," an original show created by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker in March 2005. Joining a handful of their male peers, the trio adapt their sitcom skills to this unique and sophisticated staged comedy event that is done in the style of old-timey '40s radio shows.

Price: $40-$50
When: Saturday, Jan. 21, 9 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 22, 2 p.m.
Where: The Marines' Memorial Theater, 609 Sutter Street (near Mason Street); 415-771-6900.
Tickets: Here!

Photo: Via IMDB
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Judy Greer
You may remember Judy Greer from Arrested Development or you may have recently seen her in The Descendants. For ages now, she's been stretching her comedic muscles as the rom-com sidekick in movies like The Wedding Planner and 27 Dresses, often outshining the lead. Combining a bit of hysteria, cuteness, and awkwardness, Greer effortlessly delivers laughs. She will be the special guest at a S.F. Sketchfest favorite: The Paul F. Tompkins Show, a production that merges the worlds of comedy and music. Sound fabulous? Trust that it is.

Price: $30
When: Sunday, January 22, 9 p.m.
Where: Yoshi's San Francisco, 1330 Fillmore Street (between O' Farrell and Eddy streets); 415-655-5600
Tickets: Here!

Photo: Via IMDB
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Katie Compa
Since Katie Compa paid her dues in S.F. for a while (fun fact: she was a semifinalist in the 2009 California's Funniest Female contest), we can forgive the fact that she's since left us for New York. Nonetheless, she returns to the Bay for Sketchfest and to amuse us with her perfect storm of wit, sarcasm, and snarkiness at the Rooftop Stand-up Showcase alongside Billy Wayne Davis, Ivan Hernandez, Miles K, Mary Mack, and Arden Myrin.

Price: $15

When: Saturday, Feb. 4, 10:30 p.m.
Where: The Purple Onion, 140 Columbus Avenue (between Pacific Avenue and Jackson Street); 415-956-1653.
Tickets: Here!

Photo: Via Facebook/Katie Compa
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Morgan Murphy
Curly haired lady Morgan Murphy might as well be called the duchess of comedy television. She has written and/or appeared on shows such as Crank Yankers, Samantha Who?, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and The Jimmy Kimmel Live. She currently writes for a show that has been gaining a devoted following at an exponential rate. Um, you may have heard of it. It's called 2 Broke Girls (!!) Combining a mild amount of clever political incorrectness, a dash of snide charm, and a pinch of witty misbehavin', Morgan is one funny gal. And if you follow her on Twitter, that alone should be enough to get you to help fill a seat.

Price: $20
When: Friday, Feb. 3, 10:15 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 4, 8 p.m.
Where: The Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery Street (between Washington and Clay streets); 415-397-7573.
Tickets: Here!

Photo: Via MorganMurphy.net
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