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Saturday, January 31 • 7:30pm - 9:45pm
SF Sketchfest Tribute to Christopher Guest, Michael McKean & Harry Shearer, in conversation with Adam Savage

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SF Sketchfest pays tribute to three comedy icons with (live in-person) Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer, who could also collectively be called either Spinal Tap or the Folksmen. Their work together includes the classic rock comedy film “This Is Spinal Tap” (along with numerous live Spinal Tap concerts), folk music expose “A Mighty Wind,” “For Your Consideration,” and “Waiting For Guffman,” for which Guest starred and directed and McKean and Shearer contributed songs. McKean appeared alongside Guest in his projects “Best In Show” and HBO’s “Family Tree” and appeared alongside Shearer in his film “Teddy Bears’ Picnic.”

Individually, their accomplishments are equally staggering. In addition to directing some of the best comedy films of the last few decades, Christopher Guest received a Grammy Award for the soundtrack of “Best In Show” and an Emmy for “The Lily Tomlin Special” and has appeared as an actor in film including “The Princess Bride” and “Mrs. Henderson Presents.” Michael McKean is an acclaimed actor on the stage and both the large and small screen. Recent New York theatre credits include “The Band Wagon,” “All The Way,” Gore Vidal’s “The Best Man,” and “Superior Donuts.” Films include “Clue,” “Whatever Works,” and “The Words” and television credits include the upcoming “Better Call Saul,” “Homeland,” and “Laverne & Shirley.” Harry Shearer has for the past two decades enjoyed enormous success with his voice work on “The Simpsons,” where he plays a stable of characters including Mr. Burns, Smithers and Ned Flanders. He is an actor (“Real Life,” “The Right Stuff,” “The Fisher King”), director (“The Big Uneasy”), broadcaster (“Le Show”) and Grammy-nominated musician (“Songs of the Pointed and Pointless”). His most recent project is a TV comedy-drama called “Nixon’s The One.”

Moderating the event will be SF Sketchfest favorite Adam Savage ("Mythbusters") $35 All Ages

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Adam Savage

Adam Savage has spent his life gathering skills that allow him to take what’s in his brain and make it real. He’s built everything from ancient Buddhas to futuristic weapons, from spaceships to dancing vegetables, from fine art sculptures to animated chocolate — and just about... Read More →
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Christopher Guest

Christopher Guest directed and starred in "Waiting For Guffman," "Best in Show," "A Mighty Wind" and "For Your Consideration," all of which he wrote with Eugene Levy. He also directed and starred in "This Is Spinal Tap," which he wrote with Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, and Rob Reiner... Read More →
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Harry Shearer

Actor…author…director…comedian…musician…philosopher…political satirist…record-company owner…and one of the best “voices” in the business (just ask "The Simpsons"), Harry Shearer is a comic personality and modern day renaissance man. For the past two decades he... Read More →
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Michael McKean

Recent New York theatre includes "The Band Wagon," "All The Way," "Gore Vidal’s The Best Man," "King Lear," "Our Town," "Superior Donuts," "The Homecoming," "The Pajama Game," "A Second Hand Memory," "Hairspray." Elsewhere: "All The Way," Cambridge MA; "Yes, Prime Minister," Randy... Read More →

Saturday January 31, 2015 7:30pm - 9:45pm PST
The Nourse

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