SFIF & SF SketchFest Team Up & Bring You More Great Improv in January!!
In our ongoing effort to promote the best in improv, the SF Improv Festival has joined with the SF SketchFest in presenting three great acts this January: Dr. God with Matthew Lillard, Themepark Improv (featuring among distinguished others, SFSF founders Cole Stratton & Janet Varney), and Whose Live Anyway, with Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Chip Esten and Greg B. Davis.
First up on the 14th of January is Dr. God with Matthew Lillard. Dr. God has been rocking the boards at iO West for some time as well as working frequently in the larger comedy machine of Hollywood and beyond.
Here’s the official scoop from SketchFest:
Dr. God is a nationally recognized comedy team specializing in long form improvisation. The group is comprised of Sean Cowhig, Neil Garguilo, Brendan McLoughlin, Brian O’Connell, Dave Park and Justin Ware. Individually or as a group, they have appeared on or created comedy content for Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, Fox Atomic, Fox, Imagine Television, Warner Brothers, The Reelz Channel, National Lampoon, TV Guide Network, IFC, AMC, MTV, CNN and many others. They are regular performers at iO West in Hollywood with mainstage shows on alternate Saturdays at 10 p.m. More information on the group can be found at drgodcomedy.com.
About their improv form: DR. GOD REVIVAL is a long-form improvisational format that showcases not only the talents of the Dr. God troupe, but also the host who kicks off the comedy. Based on a suggestion from the audience, the host delivers monologues over the course of the show that serve as inspiration for a series of hilarious, interconnected scenes. Though previous Revivals in Los Angeles have included such superlative Guest Evangelists as Efren Ramirez (Napoleon Dynamite), Guillermo Diaz (Weeds), and Julie Powell (of Julie and Julia), the most-requested and lauded host has been Matthew Lillard (Scream, Scooby-Doo), who has appeared with Dr. God at the LA Improv Festival as well as in DR. GOD’S HALLOWEEN EVE and DR. GOD’S CHRISTMAS SHVITZ. Dr. God is pleased to appear with Matt again in San Francisco at SF Sketchfest.