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Sunday, January 15 • 7:30pm - 10:00pm
'The Kentucky Fried Movie' 40th Anniversary screening and Q&A with John Landis, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker, moderated by Marc Hershon

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SF Sketchfest is thrilled to celebrate the 40th anniversary of "The Kentucky Fried Movie," the mother of all sketch comedy anthology films. Written by a Wisconsin-based comedy trio known as Kentucky Fried Theater (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker) and directed by comedy filmmaking icon John Landis, the groundbreaking film has achieved cult classic status. Zucker, Abrahams & Zucker went on to create the classic comedies "Airplane!" and "The Naked Gun!" and Landis went on to direct "National Lampoon's Animal House," "The Blues Brothers," "Clue," "Three Amigos!" and many more. This rare reunion of four incredible comedy legends is a must-see. $25

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Jim Abrahams

Born: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, May 10, 1944 | | Graduated University of Wisconsin, Madison June, 1967 | | Movies: | | 1978 – “Kentucky Fried Movie,” co-writer, co-executive producer | | 1980 – “Airplane!” co-writer, co-director | | 1984 – “Top Secret!” co-writer, co-director | | 1986 - “Ruthless People,” co-director | | 1987 - “Big Business,” director | | 1988 - “Welcome Home Roxy Carmichael... Read More →
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Marc Hershon

Marc Hershon, host and executive producer of Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast, likes to think of himself as a Renaissance Man minus the Black Plague. He tends to do a number of things concurrently which is how he’s managed, in the past 30 years, to be a radio announcer, produced live comedy shows, writes comedy, performs and teaches improv, draws a weekly editorial cartoon, has written TV movies for the Hallmark Channel, authored a... Read More →
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John Landis

John Landis began his career in the mailroom of 20th Century Fox Studios. A high school dropout, in 1969 18-year-old Landis made his way to Yugoslavia to work as a “gofer” on MGM’s “Kelly’s Heroes.” Remaining in Europe, Landis found work as an actor, dialogue coach, extra and stunt man in many of the “spaghetti” westerns being made in Spain at that time. At 21 years old he made his debut as a... Read More →
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David Zucker

DAVID ZUCKER — WRITER, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER   With worldwide box office hits such as Airplane!, Ruthless People, The Naked Guns, Phone Booth, A Walk in the Clouds, and the record-breaking Scary Movie 3 and 4, all to his credit, director/writer/producer David Zucker has established himself as one of Hollywood’s most successful filmmakers.   Starting out after college with a borrowed video tape deck and camera, David, with... Read More →
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Jerry Zucker

Jerry Zucker began his career in collaboration with his brother, David, and Jim Abrahams when they formed their production company known as ZAZ. The team wrote and directed the comedy classics "Airplane!" and "Top Secret!" They also directed the comedy "Ruthless People" starring Bette Midler and Danny De Vito, and produced and wrote the cult favorite "Kentucky Fried Movie." They created the acclaimed television series "Police Squad!" and the... Read More →



Sunday January 15, 2017 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114