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Friday, January 12
 

7:00pm

AzN Pop!, Chesterfield and Platonic Monsters (SOLD OUT)
SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! $15
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Performers
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Chesterfield

Chesterfield is a high-quality Endgames team that performs a smooth, low tar brand of improv. They'll keep you happy with no bad aftertaste.
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Platonic Monsters

A pair of proper Platonic Monsters, Kyna & Frankie performed comedy together in San Francisco for eight years before making the stereotypical jump down to LA. Kyna & Frankie have worked with Narcissists Anonymous, Endgames, PianoFight, and Killing My Lobster. We can't wait to com... Read More →
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AzN Pop!

AzN PoP! is the world's first Asian-American pop group from the USA. Join Baby Rice, Quirky Rice, Edgy Rice, Competitive Rice, and Brown Rice as they kick off their tour by dancing, singing and rapping about boys, friendship, and systemic racism/oppression! CUTE!2017: Successful... Read More →
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Eric Rubin

Eric creates original musical comedy in a variety of genres/characters utilizing multiple instruments, beatbox, all mixed and looped LIVE using a RC 300 looper. Genres include hip hop, R&B, blues, metal, singer/songwriter, etc.He has performed at SF Sketchfest '17, Sacramento Comedy Festival, Sac Comedy Spot, Tourettes without Regrets, w/ Chinese Ballroom, Dragon Theater Productions, Pianofight and many other venues throughout the Bay Area. He has also toured his musical comedy in Asia and doing bilingual shows in MexicoHe is an actor in SF sketch group Killing my Lobster. He is a 2017 RAW resident artist at SAFEhouse Arts in San Francisco where he created a one man musical/storytelling performance called The Troubadour's Mustache to sold out audiences at SAFEhouse Arts... Read More →



Friday January 12, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St. San Francisco, CA 94102

7:30pm

Inside the Closet
Join comics Emma Willmann and Matteo Lane on "Inside The Closet" as they share their experiences of being gay comics in mainstream culture. Listen in as these two wild up-and-comers discuss navigating the choppy waters of a modern dating/sex scene as well as current hot topics such as who Trump’s most attractive kid is.
$20

Performers
avatar for Matteo Lane

Matteo Lane

MATTEO LANE is a New York-based comedian, originally from Chicago. Matteo is in the new Comedy Central series THE COMEDY JAM, and also recently performed on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT, LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS and Comedy Central’s ADAM DEVINE’S HOUSE PARTY. He can... Read More →
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Emma Willmann

Maine native and Comedy Cellar regular, Emma Willmann is one of the top comedians in New York City.  Emma made her late night debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in 2016 and has also  performed standup on Fuse’s Uproarious, Seeso’s Night Train with Wyatt Cenac, and The Guest... Read More →



Friday January 12, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Doc's Lab 124 Columbus Avenue San Francisco, CA 94133

7:30pm

"Animaniacs" 25th Anniversary: Songs and Stories (SOLD OUT)
It's time for Animaniacs! The beloved show turns 25, and SF Sketchfest is proud to celebrate it with an evening of stories, songs and general tomfoolery with three of the massive talents behind the show -- Rob Paulson (Yakko, Pinky, Dr. Scratchansniff), Maurice LaMarche (The Brain) and the man responsible for the amazing wordplay and music in the show, Randy Rogel. $30 
Co-Presented by the Cartoon Art Museum
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Performers
avatar for Maurice LaMarche

Maurice LaMarche

Maurice LaMarche is an Emmy Award winning Canadian voice actor and former stand up comedian. He is best known for his voicework in Futurama as Kif Kroker, as Egon Spengler in The Real Ghostbusters, Verminous Skumm and Duke Nukem in Captain Planet and the Planeteers, Big Bob Patak... Read More →
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Rob Paulsen

One of the most acclaimed and in-demand voice actors out there, with over 2,000 animated half-hours to his credit and 1000 commercial spots, Rob Paulsen is familiar to many as the voice of Pinky from Pinky and the Brain (for which he won a Daytime Emmy in 1999 for Outstanding Per... Read More →
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Randy Rogel

Randy has won three Emmy Awards (nominated for ten), a Peabody Award, two Annie Awards, three Leo Awards, and the Ovation Award. He recently co-wrote the hit song "Poisonous Love" for Kristen Chenoweth with John Powell for the major motion picture "Rio 2." He was show-runner for... Read More →



Friday January 12, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street San Francisco, CA 94110

7:30pm

Fake TED Talks / Picture Show (SOLD OUT)
TED Talks are influential videos from expert speakers on education, business, science, tech, and creativity. Fake TED Talks are simply hilarious. With all of the bullet points and none of the facts, Jonathan Coulton, Jean Grae, Travis McElroy, Paul and Storm, Mike Phirman, and Kirsten Vangsness, will present a well-rehearsed presentation, live, in the present. With a performance by Picture Show. $25
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Performers
avatar for Jonathan Coulton

Jonathan Coulton

Jonathan Coulton is the in-house musician for NPR's Ask Me Another.In 2005, Coulton dropped out of a perfectly good software career to write music on the Internet. He embarked upon a bold experiment called Thing a Week, in which he home-recorded and released a new song every week... Read More →
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Jean Grae

Jean Grae is a modern day polymath you may know from being a critically acclaimed, internationally renowned lyricist, performer, writer and producer. Since like… 25 years ago. She’s only 6 now. What a talent. Maybe you've seen her on “Night Train with Wyatt Cenac,” “Thr... Read More →
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Jane Harrison

Jane Harrison got her start in San Francisco, but was lured to Chicago by the promise of hot dogs and orgasms. She found at least one of those things on a consistent basis. Her frank material, delivered in her smoky radio voice, only makes people uncomfortable who deserve to be u... Read More →
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Travis McElroy

Travis McElroy is a full-time Podcast Host/Producer who works on way more projects than he has time for. He started podcasting in 2010 with the comedy advice show My Brother, My Brother and Me. Since then, he has gone on to co-host The Adventure Zone, Shmanners, The Kind Rewind... Read More →
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Mike Phirman

Mike Phirman is incredibly uncomfortable writing about himself in the third person, so he is going to write his bio in the second person.You are a musician and music producer who lives in Los Angeles. You were in a comedy music duo called "Hard 'n Phirm" that made a half-hour Com... Read More →
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Picture Show

Ben Palmer's stand up style is laid back with a fluid delivery. As a notorious internet troll, his work has been seen across the internet and has been featured on NPR. If you have seen Customer Service, Joel Oldsteen, Battman, or City of Atlanta, you have seen Ben's work.
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Paul and Storm

Paul and Storm (Paul Sabourin and Greg “Storm” DiCostanzo) are known internationally and across the Internet for their original comedy music (often with a “nerd-ish” bent). In addition to their own live performances, they are co-founders of the geek-oriented variety show w00tstock, along with Wil Wheaton and Adam Savage, and co-produce JoCo Cruise. The duo’s original webseries musical, "LearningTown," debuted on YouTube’s Geek... Read More →
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Kirsten Vangsness

Kirsten Vangsness is a dedicated member of the Los Angeles theatre community as both an actor and a playwright. She is long time member of Hollywood’s Theatre of Note and has done lots play at lots of places including but not limited to: Boston Court "Everything You Touch" (Ovation Nominee- Best Actress... Read More →



Friday January 12, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street San Francisco, CA 94133

7:30pm

SF Sketchfest Tribute to Dick Cavett: 50th Anniversary of "The Dick Cavett Show"
SF Sketchfest is thrilled to pay tribute to entertainment icon Dick Cavett on the 50th anniversary of his debut program, "The Dick Cavett Show." Cavett will sit down with friends John Hodgman, Lance Bangs and Dave Hill for an evening of conversation and never-before-seen footage.

Three-time Emmy Award winner Dick Cavett has been nominated for the award eleven times - most recently in 2012 for the HBO special, Mel Brooks and Dick Cavett Together Again. Spanning five decades, Cavett’s television career has defined excellence in the interview format. He started at ABC in 1968, and also enjoyed success on CBS, PBS, USA and CNBC. His most recent television successes were the PBS specials, Dick Cavett’s Watergate (2014), and Dick Cavett’s Vietnam (2015). He has hosted numerous other shows as well, including Faces of Japan for PBS, and HBO specials on magic (a special passion of his), and three HBO series: Time Was, Yesteryear, and Remember When. With guest appearances on numerous television programs, including Cheers, The Simpsons and The Odd Couple, Cavett has also appeared in a dozen feature films including Beetlejuice and Forrest Gump. Cavett has hosted Saturday Night Live twice, and occasionally sat in for fellow Nebraskan Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show, where he started as a writer for Jack Paar and Carson.

After many radio and stage productions at Yale University, and later at summer theatre festivals including Williamstown, Cavett made his Broadway debut in 1977 as the lead in Otherwise Engaged. He returned to Broadway in 1988 as the narrator in Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods, and also played the narrator, often ad lib, in the Broadway production of The Rocky Horror Show (2000-2002.) He recently starred in an off-Broadway production of Hellman v. McCarthy in 2014 and reprised the role at Theatre 40 in Los Angeles in 2015.

Cavett has published four books beginning with Cavett (1974) and Eye on Cavett (1983), co-authored with Christopher Porterfield. His two recent books—Talk Show: Confrontations, Pointed Commentary, and Off- Screen Secrets (2010) and Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments, and Assorted Hijinks (2014)—are both collections of his online opinion column, written for The New York Times since 2007. Additionally, he has written for numerous publications including The New Yorker, TV Guide, and Vanity Fair. $35

Performers
avatar for Lance Bangs

Lance Bangs

Lance Bangs is a filmmaker, documentarian, and music video director.  His comedy work includes directing David Cross's film Let America Laugh, as well as standup specials for Hannibal Buress, John Hodgman, Kyle Kinane, Chelsea Peretti, Bridget Everett, Jen Kirkman, Marc Maron, Nick Thune, Todd Barry and Fred Armisen. He Executive Produced the adultswim series Loiter Squad and the Viceland TV series Flophouse and Party Legends. Most recently Bangs directed episodes of Portlandia and Better Things, as well as all three seasons of The Meltdown with Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani... Read More →
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Dick Cavett

Three-time Emmy Award winner Dick Cavett has been nominated for the award eleven times - most recently in 2012 for the HBO special, Mel Brooks and Dick Cavett Together Again. Spanning five decades, Cavett’s television career has defined excellence in the interview format. He started at ABC in 1968, and also enjoyed success on CBS, PBS, USA and CNBC. His most recent television successes were the PBS specials, Dick Cavett’s Watergate (2014), and Dick Cavett’s Vietnam (2015). He has hosted numerous other shows as well, including Faces of Japan for PBS, and HBO specials on magic (a special passion of his), and three HBO series: Time Was, Yesteryear, and Remember When. With guest appearances on numerous television programs, including Cheers, The Simpsons and The Odd Couple, Cavett has also appeared in a dozen feature films including Beetlejuice and Forrest Gump. Cavett has hosted Saturday Night Live twice, and occasionally sat in for fellow Nebraskan Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show, where he started as a writer for Jack Paar and... Read More →
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Dave Hill

Dave Hill is a comedian, writer, and musician originally from Cleveland but now living in New York City. He has appeared on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Inside Amy Schumer, @midnight, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, The Tick and The Jim Gaffigan Show among other programs, and stars... Read More →
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John Hodgman

JOHN HODGMAN is a writer, comedian, and actor. He is the author of three books of fake facts and invented trivia, all of them New York Times Bestsellers, and his writing has also appeared in The Paris Review, This American Life, The New Yorker, and Mad Magazine.After an appearance to promote his books on “The Daily Show,” he was invited to return as a contributor, serving as the show’s “Resident Expert” and “Deranged Millionaire.”This let to an unexpected and, frankly, implausible career before the camera, becoming the “Personal Computer” in a series of commercials for Apple computer, and more recently playing recurring roles in FX’s MARRIED, HBO’s BORED TO DEATH, Cinemax’s THE... Read More →



7:30pm

Brent Weinbach, with April Richardson and Luna Malbroux
Brent is a winner and recipient of the Andy Kaufman Award, which is given out once a year to recognize innovation in stand-up comedy. He is also responsible for various internet video sensations such as Gangster Party Line, Mind Jack,and Ultimate Drumming Technique, as well as the cult web series, Pound House. Brent has appeared on "Conan," "Lopez Tonight," Comedy Central ("The Meltdown," "@midnight," "Kroll Show," "Another Period"), IFC, ABC, and Adult Swim, and also toured with the Comedians of Comedy. $22

Performers
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Luna Malbroux

Named one of KQED's Women to Watch, Luna Malbroux is a comedian and writer whose bold and unapologetic humor has made international headlines. Winner of the Comedy Hackday Grand Prize at SF Sketchfest 2016, Luna made waves as the creator of EquiTable, an app that satirically solv... Read More →
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April Richardson

April Richardson is a stand-up comedian who grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, but now lives in Los Angeles. Okay, I'm going to end the third-person charade right there. Hi! I've written for and been a regular panelist on "Chelsea Lately," I co-hosted (along with Chris Fairbanks) a sho... Read More →
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Brent Weinbach

Brent is a winner and recipient of the Andy Kaufman Award, which is given out once a year to recognize innovation in stand-up comedy. He is also responsible for various internet video sensations such as Gangster Party Line, Mind Jack,and Ultimate Drumming Technique, as well as th... Read More →


Friday January 12, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St. San Francisco, CA 94114

8:00pm

Playing Games with Jimmy Pardo
From the producers of Never Not Funny, "Playing Games with Jimmy Pardo" is a funny and fast-paced pop culture trivia game show hosted by comedian and veteran game show host Jimmy Pardo (National Lampoon's Funny Money, Race to Escape). Joined by celebrity guest co-host Andy Richter for this SF Sketchfest show, Jimmy welcomes three contestants and puts them through their paces, testing their knowledge of movies, TV, music and headlines from the last five decades. The one who makes it to the final round will compete against our celebrity guest to win a fabulous grand prize, but the real prize is all the laughs delivered along the way! $25

Performers
avatar for Matt Belknap

Matt Belknap

Matt Belknap is the producer and co-host of the hit podcast Never Not Funny, which won the first-ever Aspen Rooftop Comedy Award for Best Comedy Podcast, was twice named to iTunes’ year-end “Best in Podcasts” list and has been featured in magazines like Fast Company, Esquir... Read More →
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Jimmy Pardo

Jimmy Pardo hosts the award-winning podcast Never Not Funny, the celebrity interview series The Pardo Patrol for TeamCoco.com, and the Nerdist YouTube Channel series Write Now! He is the star of his own half-hour Comedy Central Presents special and is the opening act for Conan O... Read More →
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Andy Richter

Actor and writer, Andy Richter, returned to his role as announcer and sidekick to Conan O’Brien on the show, "Conan," when it premiered on November 8, 2010. Richter rose to fame in 1993 as O’Brien’s sidekick on "Late Night with Conan O’Brien" and reprised this role on "Th... Read More →



Friday January 12, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

Asian AF (SOLD OUT)
Asian AF (Asian As F***) is the hit Asian American variety show held at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in both Los Angeles and New York. Asian AF spotlights the most talented Asian American comedians, actors, improvisers, musicians, dancers, and storytellers. A typical show features a stand-up comedian, a sketch portion, a musical element, sketch videos, and an improv team - with a new cast every month.Every show has sold out since its debut in November 2016, some selling out in only a few hours. Due to the immense popularity in Los Angeles, Asian AF was brought to New York in June 2017 and met with the same excitement. The show has been featured on news sites such as NBC News, ABC News, LA Times, Splitsider, ATTN, and many more. Previous guests include Margaret Cho, Aparna Nancherla, Eugene Cordero, Kulap Vilaysack, Sheng Wang, Joel Kim Booster, Keiko Agena, Suzy Nakamura, Manny Jacinto, Hudson Yang, and Ronny Chieng. $18
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Performers
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Asian AF

Asian AF (Asian As F***) is the premiere Asian American variety show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in both Los Angeles and New York. Asian AF spotlights the best Asian American actors, stand-up comedians, improvisers, sketch performers, musicians, dancers, & storytellers. Every show has sold out since its LA debut in November 2016 and its New York debut in June 2017.Asian AF is produced by Will Choi... Read More →
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Will Choi

Will Choi is the creator behind the hit comedy shows, Asian AF, Filipino AF, and Scarlett Johansson Presents at the UCB Theatre in LA & NY. Asian AF has the unique honor of being the first ever UCBTLA show to become a monthly show at UCBTNY, while Scarlett Johansson Presents & Filipino AF are two of the most attended shows at the UCB Theatre. Will is also the creator of the viral "Scarlett... Read More →
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Kim Cooper

Kim Cooper is an actor and improviser from the suburbs of Iowa. She performs with Voltron and Number One Son and can be seen on Adam Ruins Everything and in photos her dad rips from her friends' Facebooks to post to his own Facebook.
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Eugene Cordero

Eugene is an Actor/Comedian based in Los Angeles, CA. He improvises every week with THE SMOKES at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre LA.  Television credits include: “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” “The Good Place,” “Bajillion Dollar Propertie$,” “Other Space.” Film cred... Read More →
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JR De Guzman

Born in the Philippines and raised in California, JR De Guzman began performing comedy while working as a music teacher, which he quickly learned just meant teaching Taylor Swift songs to teenagers. He has entertained all over the world, having performed for Stand-Up Tokyo and RO... Read More →
avatar for Dan Lee

Dan Lee

Dan Lee is an actor, writer, and improviser based in New York City. At the UCB Theatre he performs on Lloyd Night with Hotel Hotel and co-hosts the hit variety show Asian AF. He also creates videos with his comedy team Varejão and performs live characters around the city. You can follow him on social media at @danleeok or visit his website... Read More →
avatar for Jiavani Linayao

Jiavani Linayao

Jiavani Linayao is a Filipino/Black pansexual woman from Germany, Hawaii, Seattle and San Diego (Air Force family). She performs at UCB with Baby Wants Candy and the musical Mess Hall team Bevel. You can also see her onstage at Asian AF, Scarlett Johanssen Presents, UCLGBT and mo... Read More →
avatar for Zac Oyama

Zac Oyama

Zac Oyama is a writer and actor from Birmingham, Alabama. When not performing with Voltron, Zac makes sketches for CollegeHumor. Zac can currently be seen performing at UCB with his Harold team Yeti. You may have seen him on shows like Key & Peele and Adam Ruins Everything... Read More →
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Alex Song

Alex Song is a writer, actor, and comedian based in New York. She has written for shows including NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, HBO's Night of Too Many Stars, and truTV's Comedy Knockout. As an actor, Alex has appeared on MTV's Girl Code, The Chris Gethard Show, IFC, Funny or Die, and more, and can be seen in the upcoming Netflix movie, The Week Of. She is a performer at the UCB Theatre in New York, where she improvises on Harold Night, co-hosts Asian AF, and writes and performs with the sketch team OSFUG. Her other UCB credits include Maude Night, the UCB Touring Company, The Terry Withers Mysteries, Simon's Street, and Way Past Your Bedtime. Alex is a proud alum of NYU sketch team Hammerkatz and improv team Dangerbox. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @alexsnog or check out her website... Read More →
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Kathy Yamamoto

Kathy Yamamoto is a writer, performer and cake enthusiast who lives in Culver City, where she coincidentally was raised, and where she will probably stay forever! She's Japanese and Polish, so you can stop wondering about her last name. She has written for Cosmopolitan.com, GOOD... Read More →
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Kevin Yee

Comedian Kevin Yee and his original comedy songs have been featured on the hit podcast 2 DOPE QUEENS (WNYC) and on THE GONG SHOW (ABC)! He recently filmed his first comedy special and has appeared at festivals across the U.S. including SF SKETCHFEST, BLUE WHALE, and CAPE FEAR. He is a recovering Broadway chorus boy (MARY POPPINS, WICKED tour, and MAMMA MIA Canada), and a former member of Quincy Jones’s boy band YOUTH ASYLUM... Read More →



Friday January 12, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm

Maniac Bowl
Maniac Bowl is the show that features the best comics in San Francisco discuss the worst people in the universe. In Maniac Bowl, a panel of standup comics and the audience come together to answer one question: Who’s the biggest maniac of all time? To answer this question, the panel and the audience enter history’s most infamous dictators, serial killers, child actors and weirdos into a winner-take-all, all-maniac tournament bracket from which only one maniac will emerge with the title of Maniac Bowl Champion. The comics argue, riff, advocate and work the crowd to move maniacs through the bracket; but the audience makes all the important decisions. It’s the only comedy show that combines the edge-of-your-seat excitement of the NCAA tournament with the macabre thrills of discussing your favorite psychos, perverts and elected officials from reliably Republican districts. Maniac Bowl is the light, silly comedy show for our dark, twisted times. Maniac Bowl was created in 2012 and performed at private parties and house shows until May 2016. From May 2016 on it has been regularly occurring at venues throughout the Bay Area including Doc's Lab, PianoFight, and the 142 Throckmorton Theater. $15

Performers
avatar for Billy Anderson

Billy Anderson

Born in Texas and raised in Augusta, Georgia – Billy Anderson is stand-up comedian currently living in Seattle, Washington. He’s been seen regionally at SketchFest Seattle, The Washington Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot and was a finalist in the 2016 Seattle International Comedy... Read More →
avatar for Jesse Fernandez

Jesse Fernandez

Jesse Fernandez is an 12-year comedian as well as a writer and producer for AJ+'s hit political comedy show, Newsbroke. He’s written for The Onion Inc. Network, the funniest parts of certain TED Talks, eBaum’s World (yes, they’re still around), and teaches stand-up comedy a... Read More →
avatar for Arthur Gaus

Arthur Gaus

Arthur Gaus is a standup comedian based out of San Francisco. He started at a young age in his hometown and was raised as a comic by the great heroes of San Francisco comedy. Over the better part of 20 years he has been fortunate enough to open for tremendous comics like John Oli... Read More →
avatar for Allison Mick

Allison Mick

Allison Mick is an Oakland-based comedian and writer originally from Rochester, NY. She draws from her upbringing and personal experiences to address topics like race, gender, and serial killers. She’s performed at SF Sketchfest, the Boston Women in Comedy Festival, and the Hud... Read More →
avatar for Ashton Tate

Ashton Tate

Ashton Tate’s dream job has always been to manage a comedy club, so he felt that starting standup was the best way. Since then, he’s been expanding the consciousness of crowds through laughter across the United States. He began his career in Jacksonville FL and has since move... Read More →



Friday January 12, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Café du Nord 2174 Market St. San Francisco, CA 94114

8:00pm

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Josh Fadem & Ramon Rivas II (SOLD OUT)
The SF Sketchfest Dozen: The Next Wave of Stand-Up Comedy StarsSF Sketchfest presents a pairing from a dozen hand-picked stand-up comedians on the rise: names you might not know now, but will be hearing a lot from soon. JOSH FADEM may currently be seen recurring on Showtime’s TWIN PEAKS for David Lynch and recurs on AMC’s BETTER CALL SAUL. Josh also appeared on HBO’s ANIMALS and was one of the leads in Sony’s feature FREAKS OF NATURE. His previous credits include THE MASTER, a recurring role on 30 ROCK as Liz Lemon’s agent, SUPERSTORE, EAGLEHEART with Chris Elliott, ANOTHER PERIOD, TRIPTANK, JEFF AND SOME ALIENS, AMERICAN DAD and KEY AND PEELE. Josh has been named a “Comic to Watch” by Variety, Nylon Magazine, Comedy Central, and the New York Comedy Festival.RAMON RIVAS is a standup comedian and eminent Latino from Cleveland, OH now residing in Los Angeles. Resonating a low-fi swag with a fine taste in jokes, juices, and dope sandwiches, Ramon made a name for himself by spending time in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles while building up the independent comedy scene in Cleveland through his ACCIDENTAL COMEDY productions, performing as often as possible for a gently employed stoner. In 2016, he recorded his television debut, an episode on the 2016 season of THE HALF HOUR with COMEDY CENTRAL. Ramon has since appeared on @MIDNIGHT (winning July 21), MTV Decoded, VICELAND, and made his acting debut on Season 4 of BROAD CITY. He will also appear in the upcoming season of HBO’s CRASHING. $24
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Performers
avatar for Emily Van Dyke

Emily Van Dyke

Originally from the Midwest, Emily loves pools and telling inappropriate stories at BBQs. Emily has performed stand-up and sketch comedy in SF Sketchfest, she was the winner of the Walk the Plank Comedy Competition and her comedy dating show Flirting with Laughter won "Best Tinde... Read More →
avatar for Josh Fadem

Josh Fadem

Josh may currently be seen recurring on Showtime’s "Twin Peaks" for David Lynch and recurs on AMC’s "Better Call Saul." Josh also appeared on HBO’s "Animals" and was one of the leads in Sony’s feature "Freaks of Nature." His previous credits include "The Master," a recurring role on "30 Rock" as Liz Lemon’s agent, "Superstore," "Eagleheart... Read More →
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Ramon Rivas II

RAMON RIVAS is a standup comedian and eminent Latino from Cleveland, OH now residing in Los Angeles. Resonating a low-fi swag with a fine taste in jokes, juices, and dope sandwiches, Ramon made a name for himself by spending time in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles while buildin... Read More →



Friday January 12, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street San Francisco, CA 94111

9:00pm

Boarding Party / The K-Lo Sketch Show / We Did A Thing (SOLD OUT)
SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! $15
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Performers
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Boarding Party

They’re ”really into each other” and “uncomfortably intimate”. Boarding Party is an improv trio from San Francisco (the third city) comprised of Leela alums Anton Shuster and Sean Marney, SImps alum Peter Chapman, and the ghost of their ex-member, Colin (still alive). T... Read More →
avatar for Bret Raybould

Bret Raybould

Bret Raybould is a stand up comedian, writer, and director. Kansas-born, he’s now a staple of the New York stand up and sketch comedy scenes. He’s helped write monologues for Conan on TBS, articles/videos for CollegeHumor, sketches that have been featured on Funny or Die, and... Read More →
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The K-Lo Sketch Show

The K-Lo Sketch Show is the headlining comedy act at Open Space Theater in Los Angeles. It is written, directed, and produced by Katie Elsaesser (K) & Lauren Howard Hayes (Lo). The duo performs one hour of original scripted content every month with video interstitials. K-Lo's com... Read More →
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We Did A Thing

We Did a Thing includes founding members of local sketch groups The Front Row and Red Door on the Left -- a sketch comedy supergroup who met and joined forces at the now-shuttered Dark Room Theater, where they collectively did, like, literally googillions of performances. They immediately formed a mutual admiration society, which evolved into a sketch troupe. In addition to performing at the Dark Room, they have also done shows at Sketchfest 2016, the Exit Theater, and PianoFight... Read More →



Friday January 12, 2018 9:00pm - 10:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St. San Francisco, CA 94102

9:00pm

Live from the Alamo (SOLD OUT)
Remember The Alamo -- and the time that you saw SF Sketchfest take over House 5 for a series of stand-up comedy showcases with some of the best emerging joke tellers in the nation! And a few from Canada, too. $15
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Performers
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Nick Aragon

Originally from Stockton, CA, Los Angeles-based Nick Aragon keenly skewers everything he experiences, turning his stranger-than-fiction everyday life into darkly hilarious stories. Drawing from a wealth of observations ranging from growing up in a half-Hispanic household to livin... Read More →
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Arjun Banerjee

Arjun Banerjee was born and raised in the Bay Area and has been doing stand up there since he graduated High School. His comedy has been described as "so funny" by that one drunk lady that's always at the bar. He has performed stand up at Cobb's Comedy Club, the SF Punch Line, an... Read More →
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Bethany Van Delft

Bethany Van Delft’s “hip & grounded, laid back delivery” has earned her the honor of performing at Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, and appearances on Comedy Central, TV Guide Channel, and NickMom. Her dry wit stood out recently on 2 Dope Queens, and at Boston Calling... Read More →
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Krista Fatka

Krista Fatka is an Oakland-based comic and performer. With over a decade of performance experience in circus and theater, she’s as comfortable on stage as she is in a room full of clowns. Which is to say, pretty comfy. She has participated in notable festivals and competitions... Read More →
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Patrick Hastie

Patrick Hastie is a comedian from Glenwood, Iowa who now lives in Brooklyn, New York. He has performed all over the country and has been featured in festivals like the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, the Bird City Comedy Festival and the Orlando Indie Comedy Festival. He won the 2... Read More →
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Clay Newman

This stony, joke slinging rabble rouser has been delighting audiences across the southwest for over four years with his tales of life, love, and all that other crap that fills our days. His comedy career began as just another way for the long time theater nerd to get his stage ti... Read More →
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Paco Romane

Paco Romane’s authentic, engaging, and unpredictable style has established him as an audience favorite. His act is a “mashup of all things funny – stand up, sketch, improv, you name it” (SF Sketchfest) –  and with his experience in improv and sketch comedy he’ll regul... Read More →
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Ronn Vigh

Early in his career, Ronn Vigh's brash attitude and acerbic wit earned him a comparison to a young Joan Rivers by the SF Weekly. It was certainly a fitting comparison as Ronn later became a writer for Rivers on her hit E! Television show "Fashion Police."  Ronn regularly performs at comedy clubs, colleges and festivals across the nation. He also co-hosts the sports-comedy podcast, "Switching Teams: A Gay Dude... Read More →



10:00pm

Spontaneanation with Paul F Tompkins (SOLD OUT)
Spontaneanation with Paul F. Tompkins is a completely improvised show, from monologue to interview to narrative sketch. Join Paul, his special interview guest Tony Hale, his incredibly talented improviser friends Eugene Cordero, Tawny Newsome, and Janet Varney, and amazing accompanist Eban Schletter for an hour of comedy that none of them ever see coming. $30
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Performers
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Eugene Cordero

Eugene is an Actor/Comedian based in Los Angeles, CA. He improvises every week with THE SMOKES at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre LA.  Television credits include: “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” “The Good Place,” “Bajillion Dollar Propertie$,” “Other Space.” Film cred... Read More →
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Tony Hale

Tony Hale got his big break playing "Buster Bluth", the eccentric, one-handed Mama's boy on Fox's ground-breaking series Arrested Development. Since then, he has garnered two Emmy awards for his work on the HBO hit Veep playing the character "Gary" alongside Julia Louis Dreyfus.H... Read More →
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Tawny Newsome

Tawny is a sketch and improv comedian, who's been mainly writing and performing her work on the Second City Mainstage in Chicago, as well as with the Second City National Touring Company. She's also starred in Second City collaborations such as "The Art of Falling" with Hubbard S... Read More →
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Eban Schletter

Eban Schletter is a prolific composer and songwriter who has written music for countless television shows including "Spongebob Squarepants," "Mr. Show with Bob and David" and the Academy Awards. His feature film scores include the 2005 remake of "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" and New Line Cinema’s "Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd." He has also maintained a steady output of solo albums which explore a broad range of musical genres.For over a decade, he has been the musical right hand man for comedian Paul F. Tompkins: music director/arranger for Paul’s infamous live variety shows at LA’s Largo at the Coronet, and providing the piano atmosphere for the acclaimed Pod F. Tompkast. A multi-instrumentalist, Eban has performed on keyboards, drums, bass, clarinet and other instruments with a variety of artists, including Jill Sobule, Grant-Lee Phillips and Garfunkel... Read More →
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Paul F. Tompkins

Paul F. Tompkins is a comedian and actor. He stars as Dean Rosedragon on Seeso’s "Bajillion Dollar Propertie$" as well as providing the voice of Mr. Peanutbutter for the Netflix animated series "Bojack Horseman." He hosts the podcast Spontaneanation on the Earwolf network as we... Read More →
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Janet Varney

Janet Varney is an Emmy-Nominated actor, comedian, writer and producer. In the animation world, she is lucky enough to be the award-winning voice of Korra on Nickelodeon’s critically-acclaimed standout hit "The Legend of Korra," a role for which she continues to be invited to comic cons to give sweaty handshakes the world over. She can currently be seen fighting dark forces opposite John C. McGinley on indie darling IFC, in their horror-comedy from Dana Gould, "Stan Against Evil," and as the entitled and bitchy Becca on FXX’s "You’re the Worst" (consistently named as one of TV’s best current comedies). Janet is a regular performer on Paul F. Tompkins’ Spontaneanation podcast in addition to hosting her own podcast, Nerdist Network’s popular The JV Club with Janet Varney, where she interviews celebrities about their awkward teenage years. Onstage, Janet performs with Rachel Dratch, John Michael Higgins, Michael Hitchcock, Oscar Nunez and more in their improv supergroup Theme Park, and is a WorkJuice Player for the beloved Thrilling Adventure Hour. She is a writer/performer for Rifftrax with Mystery Science Theatre 3000’s Mike Nelson, Bill Corbett and Kevin Murphy, and can be seen on Geek... Read More →



Friday January 12, 2018 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre 609 Sutter Street San Francisco, CA 94102

10:00pm

The Allusionist
The Allusionist is an award-winning podcast about language and how and why we humans use it the way we do. It's fun. It's informative. It's...funformative? Steady on there with the portmanteaus, please. $25
 

Performers
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Martin Austwick

Martin Austwick is a podcaster, musician and singer-songwriter, and has released albums as Pale Bird, The Sound of The Ladies, Martin Austwick and songs about science as Dr Martin Austwick. He has performed music live for The Allusionist, 99% Invisible, and the Third Coast International Audio Awards, and contributed music for a number of podcasts including The Beef and Dairy Network. His podcast about every Tom Waits song is called "Song by... Read More →
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Helen Zaltzman

Hello, I am Helen Zaltzman. I make podcasts: mainly Answer Me This and The Allusionist, part of Radiotopia. I sometimes turn up on the radio; I write stuff; and I make things. http://helenzaltzman.com... Read More →



Friday January 12, 2018 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street San Francisco, CA 94110

10:00pm

The Color Collective / Night School (SOLD OUT)
SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! $15
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Performers
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Harris Alterman

Harris Alterman is a comedian who lives in Denver, Colorado. He has performed on The High Plains Comedy Festival, 7 Minutes in Purgatory, and the Cinder Block Comedy Festival.He also runs a popular sketch comedy YouTube channel which has been featured on The Guardian, CollegeHumo... Read More →
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The Color Collective

The Color Collective is a monthly variety show at the Pack Theater that showcases performers of color. Featuring everything from music, character pieces and dance to stand-up and sketch comedy, The Color Collective strives to be a show for all people where we can tackle topics th... Read More →
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Night School

Night School Improv is a comedy show that believes the harder you laugh, the smarter you get. Featuring guest monologists that are experts in fascinating and esoteric fields, a master’s degree worth of knowledge is distilled into a five-minute presentation that inspires improvi... Read More →



Friday January 12, 2018 10:00pm - 11:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street San Francisco, CA 94102

10:00pm

Standup Spotlight: Matteo Lane and Emma Willmann (SOLD OUT)
MATTEO LANE is a New York-based comedian, originally from Chicago.  Matteo is in the new Comedy Central series THE COMEDY JAM, and also recently performed on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT, LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS and Comedy Central’s ADAM DEVINE’S HOUSE PARTY.  He can also be seen on MTV’s GIRL CODE and MTV2’s GUY CODE, and the IFC holiday special AT JOE’S PUB alongside Tony Hale and the Dap Kings.
Matteo also recently co-created an IFC digital series called JANICE & JEFFREY that he stars in, and is developing an animated project with Titmouse.  In 2014, Matteo was selected to be a New Face at the Just For Laughs festival Montreal.  Before starting stand up, Matteo lived in Italy as an oil painter and opera singer.




Maine native and Comedy Cellar regular, Emma Willmann is one of the top comedians in New York City.  Emma made her late night debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in 2016 and has also  performed standup on Fuse’s Uproarious, Seeso’s Night Train with Wyatt Cenac, and The Guest  List and AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live. In 2017, Emma had the opportunity to record a set for the CNN series The History of Comedy. Later this year you can catch Emma on the MTV International talking head series Vidiots and the web series Gay Girl Straight Girl.
In addition to television, Emma has her own comedy show The Check Spot on SiriusXM, is a regular on Wake Up with Taylor, and is currently the host of the First Time podcast.  In 2015, Emma was selected as a New Face at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. She’s also appeared at The Glasgow International Comedy Festival, Houston’s Whatever Fest, San Francisco Sketchfest, the SiriusXM South Beach Comedy Festival, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, the Mardi Gras Comedy Festival in Australia, and the New York Comedy Festival. Emma has also performed at colleges all clubs all over the country.
In addition to touring as a headliner, Emma has opened for distinguished acts such as Louie Anderson, Louis CK, and Carly Aquilino. Emma beat out hundreds of comedians to be named one of the 10 Funniest comics as part of Caroline’s New York’s Funniest competition in 2014. She’s also been named one of the 10  Funniest Woman in NYC by Time Out NY and one of the 100 Woman We Love by GO  Magazine. In 2016, Emma was featured in Elle Magazine’s Women in Comedy issue.
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Performers
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Ray Connolly

Ray Connolly is a bay area stand-up comic and writer. A one time ski bum, Ray eventually burned out and left the slow-paced mountain life to pursue a heart attack in a metropolitan setting. He’s performed in numerous festivals including SF Sketchfest, Laugh Your Asheville Off a... Read More →
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Matteo Lane

MATTEO LANE is a New York-based comedian, originally from Chicago. Matteo is in the new Comedy Central series THE COMEDY JAM, and also recently performed on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT, LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS and Comedy Central’s ADAM DEVINE’S HOUSE PARTY. He can... Read More →
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Emma Willmann

Maine native and Comedy Cellar regular, Emma Willmann is one of the top comedians in New York City.  Emma made her late night debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in 2016 and has also  performed standup on Fuse’s Uproarious, Seeso’s Night Train with Wyatt Cenac, and The Guest... Read More →



Friday January 12, 2018 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Doc's Lab 124 Columbus Avenue San Francisco, CA 94133

10:00pm

Todd Barry: 30th Anniversary Crowd Work Tour (SOLD OUT)
A Todd Barry show consists of two things: amazing jokes and amazing crowd work. On this 30th anniversary tour, he's not doing the amazing jokes. That's right, an entire show of riffing and bantering with the audience. Could be good! $25
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Performers
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Todd Barry

New York City-based comedian and actor Todd Barry is widely recognized for his roles as the bongo-playing “Third Conchord” on HBO’s "Flight of the Conchords" and Mickey Rourke’s deli boss in 2009 Oscar winner "The Wrestler," and renowned throughout the entertainment industry for his nuanced, measured, and thoroughly original approach to stand-up. Drawing audience members in with his deadpan self-deprecation and ability to pile punchline upon punchline, his decidedly low-key stage persona belies a deeply intelligent, often biting, occasionally absurdist worldview, one lauded by discerning fans who seek a fresh yet honest update to traditional observation and social commentary. Boasting multiple stand-up appearances on "The Late Show with David Letterman," "Late Night with Conan O’Brien," "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," and two Comedy Central Presents specials, and his latest one hour Comedy Central special "Super Crazy." Todd’s resume also includes such hit TV shows as "Louie," "Delocated," "Bored to Death," "Tim and Eric," "Chappelle’s Show," "Sex and the City," and even "Sesame Street." Among his additional feature-film highlights are Todd Phillips’s "Road Trip," Louis CK’s "Pootie Tang," and Mitch Hedberg’s "Los Enchiladas... Read More →
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Johnny Pemberton

Johnny Pemberton recently returned from South Africa where he was shooting Johnny Knoxville’s latest film BOOGIE MOUNTAIN for Paramount. Johnny is an actor, writer and comedian, who was most recently seen starring in the Phil Lord and Chris Miller Fox series SON OF ZORN. Johnny also recurs on NBC’s hit series SUPERSTORE. Prior to that, he was a series regular on the ABC series THE FAMILY TOOLS, which starred J.K. Simmons. He’s appeared in Fox's NEW GIRL, FXX’s IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA, ABC’s BAD MOM, Comedy Central’s KROLL SHOW and REVIEW.On the film side, Johnny was recently seen in Marvel’s ANT-MAN and in Universal’s NEIGHBORS 2. Prior to that Johnny appeared alongside Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill in 21 JUMP STREET and 22 JUMP STREET. Other feature credits include a supporting role opposite Vince Vaughn, Ben Stiller and Jonah Hill in THE WATCH, Judd Apatow’s THIS IS 40, and in the Oscar nominated IFC/BBC film IN THE LOOP starring James Gandolfini. In the animated space, he can be heard starring in the new Disney series PICKLE... Read More →



Friday January 12, 2018 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St. San Francisco, CA 94114

10:15pm

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Josh Fadem & Ramon Rivas II
The SF Sketchfest Dozen: The Next Wave of Stand-Up Comedy StarsSF Sketchfest presents a pairing from a dozen hand-picked stand-up comedians on the rise: names you might not know now, but will be hearing a lot from soon. JOSH FADEM may currently be seen recurring on Showtime’s TWIN PEAKS for David Lynch and recurs on AMC’s BETTER CALL SAUL. Josh also appeared on HBO’s ANIMALS and was one of the leads in Sony’s feature FREAKS OF NATURE. His previous credits include THE MASTER, a recurring role on 30 ROCK as Liz Lemon’s agent, SUPERSTORE, EAGLEHEART with Chris Elliott, ANOTHER PERIOD, TRIPTANK, JEFF AND SOME ALIENS, AMERICAN DAD and KEY AND PEELE. Josh has been named a “Comic to Watch” by Variety, Nylon Magazine, Comedy Central, and the New York Comedy Festival.RAMON RIVAS is a standup comedian and eminent Latino from Cleveland, OH now residing in Los Angeles. Resonating a low-fi swag with a fine taste in jokes, juices, and dope sandwiches, Ramon made a name for himself by spending time in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles while building up the independent comedy scene in Cleveland through his ACCIDENTAL COMEDY productions, performing as often as possible for a gently employed stoner. In 2016, he recorded his television debut, an episode on the 2016 season of THE HALF HOUR with COMEDY CENTRAL. Ramon has since appeared on @MIDNIGHT (winning July 21), MTV Decoded, VICELAND, and made his acting debut on Season 4 of BROAD CITY. He will also appear in the upcoming season of HBO’s CRASHING. $24

Performers
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Emily Van Dyke

Originally from the Midwest, Emily loves pools and telling inappropriate stories at BBQs. Emily has performed stand-up and sketch comedy in SF Sketchfest, she was the winner of the Walk the Plank Comedy Competition and her comedy dating show Flirting with Laughter won "Best Tinde... Read More →
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Josh Fadem

Josh may currently be seen recurring on Showtime’s "Twin Peaks" for David Lynch and recurs on AMC’s "Better Call Saul." Josh also appeared on HBO’s "Animals" and was one of the leads in Sony’s feature "Freaks of Nature." His previous credits include "The Master," a recurring role on "30 Rock" as Liz Lemon’s agent, "Superstore," "Eagleheart... Read More →
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Ramon Rivas II

RAMON RIVAS is a standup comedian and eminent Latino from Cleveland, OH now residing in Los Angeles. Resonating a low-fi swag with a fine taste in jokes, juices, and dope sandwiches, Ramon made a name for himself by spending time in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles while buildin... Read More →



Friday January 12, 2018 10:15pm - 11:45pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street San Francisco, CA 94111

10:30pm

Illogical Contraption
Hosts: Cory Sklar, Shelby Cobras
Co-Hosts: Aloysius Cummings, Erik Thybony, Sara Murphy, Aesop Dekker
House Band: Steve Peacock (Pale Chalice), Zack Farwell (Grayceon, Walken), Shelby Lermo (Vastum)
What would happen if Cannibal Corpse and Coast 2 Coast AM made sweet, sweet love? And what if the resulting fetus were nursed to maturity by a tag team comprised of Eric Andre and the bassline from 'Seinfeld'? The outcome, of course, would surely be a hideously-mangled shoggoth of comedic psychedelia resembling the entity known as ILLOGICAL CONTRAPTION. 
Beginning as a music blog in December 2008, IllCon has grown and mutated over the years, first morphing into a live radio show/podcast, but sprouting slippery tentacles into the realms of video, stage, merchandising, and street pranksterism as well. Eventually birthing two spin-off shows (IllCon: Nights After Dark and Death Metal Dads, respectively), hosts Cory, Shelby, Erik, Al, and Sara have seen a parade of diverse guests pass through their wriggling airwaves: comedians like Dave Attel, Gilbert Gottfried, Greg Proops, and Brian Posehn, musicians such as Oderus Urungus from GWAR and Genesis P. Orridge from Psychic TV--even fringe weirdos like Longmont Potion Castle, Peaches Christ, and... Alex Trebek? 
It's been a strange and ultimately goofy upbringing, but the Illcon Toddler keeps lumbering forward, leaving a tepid miasma of half-baked comedy, conspiracy theory, heavy metal, pop culture, and general stupidity in its wake. 2018 will mark Illogical Contraption third appearance at SF Sketchfest, and their first within the confines of the historic Cafe du Nord. Theirs is a show not to be missed, as to describe it with words would be an impossible task--even for a madman.
$15

Performers
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Illogical Contraption

Illogical Contraption is a weekly podcast hosted by 5 goofy pals and their dog Rambo. A heavy metal themed comedy show, featuring special guests and well loved segments like TACO TIME and HIT OR SHIT. With a focus on the weird, bizarre, underground and forgotten aspects of music, pop culture and film, the goofy pals have been joined on the air by the likes of GWAR, Dave Attell, Greg Proops, Jen Kirkman, Longmont Potion Castle, Municipal Waste and lots more! Illogical Contraption has a knack for bringing their podcast to live audience. They have performed twice at SF Sketchfest... Read More →



Friday January 12, 2018 10:30pm - 11:55pm
Café du Nord 2174 Market St. San Francisco, CA 94114

10:30pm

Jordan, Jesse, Go!
Jordan, Jesse, Go! is a freewheeling comedy podcast about life in your twenties and everything else. Your hosts are Jesse Thorn, "America's Radio Sweetheart," and Jordan Morris, "Boy Detective." $25

Performers
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Jordan Morris

Jordan Morris is a comedy writer and the co-host of the Jordan, Jesse, Go! podcast. He's written for @Midnight on Comedy Central, Rifftrax, Geek and Sundry, IGN and Funny or Die. He lives in Los Angeles with 1 (one) cat and still knows all the fatalities to the original Mortal Ko... Read More →
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Andy Richter

Actor and writer, Andy Richter, returned to his role as announcer and sidekick to Conan O’Brien on the show, "Conan," when it premiered on November 8, 2010. Richter rose to fame in 1993 as O’Brien’s sidekick on "Late Night with Conan O’Brien" and reprised this role on "Th... Read More →
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Alison Rosen

Alison Rosen is a writer, TV personality and podcaster best known for her podcast, “Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend,” as well as being the former “newsgirl” and co-host of “The Adam Carolla Show.”Alison’s roots are in traditional media: She began her career as... Read More →
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Jesse Thorn

Jesse Thorn is the host and producer of Bullseye and Jordan, Jesse, Go!, and the co-host and producer of Judge John Hodgman. He's also the proprietor of MaximumFun.org.He founded The Sound of Young America in 2000, while a student at the University of California at Santa Cruz. In... Read More →



Friday January 12, 2018 10:30pm - 11:55pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street San Francisco, CA 94111

10:30pm

Janeane Garofalo & Friends (SOLD OUT)
Actress and comedian Janeane Garofalo has been an American institution since she burst on the scene in 1992.


Janeane has had many memorable and critically acclaimed roles in films such as “The Truth About Cats and Dogs,” “Wet Hot American Summer,” “Ratatouille,” “Steal This Movie,” “Reality Bites,” “Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion,” “Mystery Men,” “The Ten” and “The Cable Guy”. Janeane also co-authored the best seller “Feel This Book,” with Ben Stiller.


Janeane was a cast member of the Emmy Award-winning Ben Stiller Show and played the role of Paula, the acerbic talent booker, on “The Larry Sanders Show,” for which she received an Emmy nomination. During the fall of ’94 she joined the cast of “Saturday Night Live.” Some of Janeane’s other television work includes two specials for HBO, FOX’s “24,” “Mad About You,” and the final season of NBC’s “The West Wing,” where she played Democratic campaign strategist Louise Thornton.


In addition to acting in film and television, Janeane is an outspoken activist, spoken word performer and stand-up comedy entertainer known and respected around the world. She was instrumental in the successful launching of the first liberal radio network, Air America Radio, where she hosted her own talk show, “The Majority Report.” A lightning rod for controversy, Janeane’s well informed opinions and unflinching honesty have inspired laughs, as well as striking a chord with the left, right and everyone in between. $30
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Performers
avatar for Michelle Buteau

Michelle Buteau

Born in New Jersey to Caribbean parents, comedian/actress Michelle Buteau brings her unique perspective and big personality to stage and screen. As a comedian, she has toured the country performing at colleges, clubs, and festivals. Her television credits include THE TICK, BROAD CITY, KEY... Read More →
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Janeane Garofalo

Actress and comedian Janeane Garofalo has been an American institution since she burst on the scene in 1992. Janeane has had many memorable and critically acclaimed roles in films such as “The Truth About Cats and Dogs,” “Wet Hot American Summer,” “Ratatouille,” “St... Read More →
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Dave Hill

Dave Hill is a comedian, writer, and musician originally from Cleveland but now living in New York City. He has appeared on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Inside Amy Schumer, @midnight, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, The Tick and The Jim Gaffigan Show among other programs, and stars... Read More →
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April Richardson

April Richardson is a stand-up comedian who grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, but now lives in Los Angeles. Okay, I'm going to end the third-person charade right there. Hi! I've written for and been a regular panelist on "Chelsea Lately," I co-hosted (along with Chris Fairbanks) a sho... Read More →



Friday January 12, 2018 10:30pm - 11:55pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street San Francisco, CA 94133

11:00pm

Bad Example / Dragon Viper Cobra / Tiny Muscles
SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! $15

Performers
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Dragon Viper Cobra

Dragon Viper Cobra has been performing improvisational theater throughout the Bay Area since 2010. The artist collective has cultivated a fresh, unique and professional vibe on and off the stage, and seeks to bring comedy to all corners of California.
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Bad Example

From Austin, Bad Example is a sketch comedy group that has quickly established itself as one of the most ambitious, hard-hitting sketch groups in the country. Writing and performing a brand-new hour of comedy every single week from 2014-2016, no other troupe produces the volume o... Read More →
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Tiny Muscles

Tiny Muscles is an LA based sketch team that packs the house month after month at The Pack Theater. As one of the theater's original house sketch teams, Tiny Muscles makes sure every show is high energy, highly entertaining, and unforgettable. Tiny Muscles will tackle it all, and... Read More →
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Kevin Yee

Comedian Kevin Yee and his original comedy songs have been featured on the hit podcast 2 DOPE QUEENS (WNYC) and on THE GONG SHOW (ABC)! He recently filmed his first comedy special and has appeared at festivals across the U.S. including SF SKETCHFEST, BLUE WHALE, and CAPE FEAR. He is a recovering Broadway chorus boy (MARY POPPINS, WICKED tour, and MAMMA MIA Canada), and a former member of Quincy Jones’s boy band YOUTH ASYLUM... Read More →



Friday January 12, 2018 11:00pm - Saturday January 13, 2018 12:30am
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St. San Francisco, CA 94102