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Thursday, January 11
 

8:00pm

Judge John Hodgman (SOLD OUT)
Join bestselling author and self-appointed judge John Hodgman as he listens to real-life disputes and weighs in on such pressing issues as “Is chili a soup or a stew?” This live version of the popular Maximum Fun-produced podcast features Bullseye host and Maximum Fun founder Jesse Thorn. $35
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Performers
avatar for John Hodgman

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 →
avatar for Jesse Thorn

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 →



Thursday January 11, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street San Francisco, CA 94114
 
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
avatar for Chesterfield

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 →
avatar for Eric Rubin

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 →
avatar for Rob Paulsen

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 →
avatar for Randy Rogel

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 →
avatar for Jane Harrison

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 →
avatar for Travis McElroy

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 →
avatar for Mike Phirman

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 →
avatar for Dick Cavett

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
avatar for Luna Malbroux

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 →
avatar for Kim Cooper

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.
avatar for Eugene Cordero

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 →
avatar for JR De Guzman

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 →
avatar for Alex Song

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 →
avatar for Ramon Rivas II

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
avatar for Boarding Party

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 →
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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
avatar for Eugene Cordero

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
avatar for Martin Austwick

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
avatar for Harris Alterman

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
avatar for Ray Connolly

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
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 →
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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 →
avatar for Janeane Garofalo

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
avatar for Dragon Viper Cobra

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
 
Saturday, January 13
 

10:00am

How To Improvise Like a Married Couple: Improv Workshop (SOLD OUT)
This workshop is for established two-person improv groups, or those looking to become established! Craig and Carla Cackowski perform as the duo Orange Tuxedo in Los Angeles and all over the world. Students will join the class as pairs and over the course of this two-hour intensive, they will work with Craig, Carla or both to find their duo's voice, guided by Orange Tuxedo's motto "grounded relationships, formed by eccentric characters". $60
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door day-of.

Performers
avatar for Carla Cackowski

Carla Cackowski

Carla Cackowski is an improviser, writer, and podcaster currently based out of Portland, Oregon. She toured all over Europe, Alaska, and the Caribbean performing comedy with The Second City. She's a member of SAG-AFTRA and has done voiceover work on shows for ABC Family, TBS, and Disney. Carla hosts "Improv Yak", a shop-talk podcast about improv comedy. When they're not touring their two person improv show "Orange Tuxedo", she and her husband Craig Cackowski co-host a podcast called "Craig's List... Read More →
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Craig Cackowski

Craig Cackowski has been seen on your television as a regular cast member on "Drunk History" and as Officer Cackowski on "Community." Other film and television appearances include "Veep," "Newsreaders," "Comedy Bang Bang," "The Mindy Project," "How I Met Your Mother," "Trust Us W... Read More →



Saturday January 13, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street San Francisco, CA 94102

11:00am

Audible Presents: Story Party Live
Audible presents a live onstage version of the new show for kids and families, Story Party
Come hang out with comedian and musician Mike Phirman for hilarious and kid-friendly stories, songs and games! Mike’s album Songs to Sing at Children features tunes about breakfast, animals and armpits -- and cracks parents up as much as kids. A fantastic lineup of comedians and storytellers will join Mike on stage for an all-around pillow fight, bouncy house, birthday party of a good time. Great for ages 4-10, plus any fun-loving grownups. There WILL be goody bags!
Download and listen to all episodes of Story Party before the show here!
$15 Co Presented by Jewish Community Center of San Francisco 

Performers
avatar for Diane Ferlatte

Diane Ferlatte

Grammy nominated storyteller Diane Ferlatte, is an award winning, dynamic performer, who has captivated audiences across six continents in over 20 countries. She has been researching, collecting and telling stories for over thirty years. While emphasizing the history, struggles and triumphs of the African American experience as well as African... Read More →
avatar for Mark Gagliardi

Mark Gagliardi

Mark Gagliardi is a WorkJuice Player whose rich baritone voice can be heard in most group songs. He would appear to really enjoy Scotch.
avatar for Hal Lublin

Hal Lublin

In addition to providing a multitude of characters for the Thrilling Adventure Hour, Hal Lublin has provided voices to a number of films, television shows, videogames and commercials. He is one of the featured players and writers on The David Feldman Radio program and podcast, an... Read More →
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Erik Pearson

Erik Pearson has been immersed in music of all kinds since he was a child in Easton, Pennsylvania, where he studied classical flute and music theory, sung in choirs, and played in rock bands. In the late 1980’s at Oberlin College/Conservatory of Music he studied Music Composition and Cultural Anthropology, and was also drawn to Carnatic Music of Southern India and to his growing interest in the banjo and Old Time American Music, a passion which has remained a constant in his life.Since moving to San Francisco in 1990 he has made over 30 records/CDs and performed with a multitude of bands including Mushroom, Sonya Hunter, Evie Ladin/Evil Diane, The Crooked Jades, Alice Bierhorst, The Billy Talbot Band, Daevid Allen’s University of Errors, Irene Sazer, Matt Lax and Nearly Beloved, The Stairwell Sisters, and his own Erik Pearson... Read More →
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Busy Philipps

Born in Oak Park, Ill on June 25, 1979 and raised in Scottsdale, AZ, actress Busy Philipps says she knew she wanted to act for as long as she can remember. At 18, she moved to Los Angeles to attend Loyola Marymount University and pursue acting as a career. She is known for roles... 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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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 →
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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 →
avatar for Kirk Waller

Kirk Waller

With a lifelong love of story, literature and the performing arts, Kirk Waller has been immersed in these art forms for over 20 years. He has garnered national recognition for his storytelling, including being awarded the J.J. Reneaux Emerging Artist Grant by the National Storyte... Read More →



Saturday January 13, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre 609 Sutter Street San Francisco, CA 94102

11:00am

Never Not Funny with Jimmy Pardo
Sketchfest favorite Never Not Funny returns once again and we couldn’t be happier! Hosted by comedian and TV personality Jimmy Pardo, the show features free-form conversations between Pardo, his producer Matt Belknap and his sometimes famous, always funny friends.Currently in its twenty-first season, the show has been featured by Entertainment Weekly’s Must List, Billboard Magazine, Esquire, GQ and was named a top comedy podcast by iTunes, Mashable and The AV Club. To get acquainted and listen to NNF, visit www.pardcast.com/ $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 →
avatar for April Richardson

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 →



Saturday January 13, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street San Francisco, CA 94111

1:00pm

An Afternoon with Bill Burr, in conversation, Hosted by Kevin Pollak (SOLD OUT)
Don't miss this chance to see two of the greatest minds in stand-up comedy in an afternoon of conversation, questions and whatever else -- Bill Burr and Kevin Pollak! $25
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Performers
avatar for Bill Burr

Bill Burr

Before this Bio begins, I would like to say “What’s up!” to all the morning DJs glancing at this page while I sit across from you, pretending to be down to Earth.I was born a freckled child in a land far away during a much simpler time. I did well in school until it counted... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Pollak

Kevin Pollak

Kevin Pollak started as stand-up comedian in San Francisco and became a touring pro by age twenty. Later, Pollak’s role in Rob Reiner’s "A Few Good Men,” proved his ability to stand out on the big screen among cinematic heavyweights. The concept of comedian turned dramatic... Read More →



Saturday January 13, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street San Francisco, CA 94114

1:30pm

SF Sketchfest Tribute to Paul F. Tompkins
An SF Sketchfest staple for nearly every year, Paul F. Tompkins has long been a favorite of the festival's audiences and performers alike. This, of course, is just a microcosmic reflection of Paul F.'s reputation in the world at large: he is consistently named by critics, fans and peers in the alternative comedy world as one of the best and brightest, whether it be for his brilliant stand-up, past projects such as his long-running eponymous variety show, the delightful Dead Authors podcast, his much-lauded tv show "No, You Shut Up" and his decade of charming audiences as a Workjuice Player on The Thrilling Adventure Hour, or his current endeavors such as his roles on "Bajillion Dollar Properties" and "BoJack Horseman" and his podcast Spontaneanation (not to mention his significant musical chops!). This year we are so proud to pay tribute to this comedian, writer and actor who has been such an essential part of the spirit of SF Sketchfest. Paul F. will be joined in conversation by some of his friends and colleagues in this very special event, including surprise guests! $35


Due to a schedule conflict, Kulap Vilaysack will not be appearing.

Performers
avatar for Ben Acker

Ben Acker

Ben Acker & Ben Blacker are the creators of the Thrilling Adventure Hour, a staged show in the style of old-time radio which is also a podcast on the Nerdist network and a graphic novel hardcover anthology from Archaia (which sold out its first print run), and will soon be a web-series (also from Nerdist) and a concert film. The live show boasts stars and guest stars from across the entertainment spectrum; everyone from Nathan Fillion and Clark Gregg to Ira Glass, Joe Mantegna, and Jon Hamm have guested on the show. Acker... Read More →
avatar for Rhea Butcher

Rhea Butcher

Rhea Butcher is a Los Angeles-based stand-up comic, actor and writer. Originally from the Midwest, Rhea grew up skateboarding the mean streets of Akron, Ohio. Her blue collar brand of cool has endeared her to audiences nationwide, as she appears on shows such as @Midnight, Conan... Read More →
avatar for Matt Gourley

Matt Gourley

Dr. Matt Gourley, PyT has performed with Upright Citizen’s Brigade, Second City, and Improv Olympic. He has been featured on Comedy Central's "Drunk History," slurring his way through thoughtful retellings of Watergate and the Alamo. Other mentionables include "Adventure Time... Read More →
avatar for John Hodgman

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 →
avatar for Eban Schletter

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 →
avatar for Paul F. Tompkins

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 →



Saturday January 13, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre 609 Sutter Street San Francisco, CA 94102

4:00pm

Alison Rosen is Your New Best Friend (SOLD OUT)
A twice weekly podcast hosted by veteran interviewer and everyone's new best friend Alison Rosen featuring surprisingly honest conversations that are equal parts silly, serious, revelatory and sometimes involving a sombrero. (Note: The sombrero has entered semi-retirement.) Plus an eternal quest to find out if that thing you think or do is normal in a segment called "Just Me or Everyone?" $22
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Performers
avatar for Janeane Garofalo

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 →
avatar for Matt Nathanson

Matt Nathanson

Bay Area-local and fan favorite Matt Nathanson returns to SF Sketchfest for his 5th appearance at the festival in about as many years. His new album "Show Me Your Fangs" is available now!http://mattnathanson.com
avatar for Alison Rosen

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 →



Saturday January 13, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street San Francisco, CA 94111

4:00pm

Superego: Forgotten Classics (SOLD OUT)
SUPEREGO: FORGOTTEN CLASSICS: A bold interpretation of the great works of literature. So bold in fact, nobody at Superego even bothered to read them. In each episode, they will improvise a famous work of fiction, one with which they're not at all familiar. They'll be given only the book's title, its first and last lines, and the names of its characters. The rest is up to them. Past reimagining include Wuthering Heights, The Red Badge Of Courage, Stranger In A Strange Land, and Stephen King’s The Stand. For this SF Sketchfest edition, they'll be doing Lady Chatterly’s Lover. $25
Co-Presented by Litquake
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Performers
avatar for James Bladon

James Bladon

James is a Los Angeles based improviser / musician who has performed on the Superego and Forgotten Classics podcasts, as well as Comedy Bang Bang, Spontaneanation, The Complete Woman series, James Bonding, Andy Daly Podcast Pilot Project, and Pistol Shrimps Radio. As a music edit... Read More →
avatar for Jeremy Carter

Jeremy Carter

Dr. Jeremy Carter, PhD is a cofounder of the Superego Podcast, occasionally popping up on the "Thrilling Adventure Hour," "The Dead Authors podcast," the "Andy Daly Podcast Pilot Project," "Comedy Bang Bang," and the "Super Serious Show." Anywhere Superego is found, Jeremy will b... Read More →
avatar for Matt Gourley

Matt Gourley

Dr. Matt Gourley, PyT has performed with Upright Citizen’s Brigade, Second City, and Improv Olympic. He has been featured on Comedy Central's "Drunk History," slurring his way through thoughtful retellings of Watergate and the Alamo. Other mentionables include "Adventure Time... Read More →
avatar for Mark McConville

Mark McConville

Dr. Mark McConville, PhD is a Wisconsin native and graduate of The University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has been acting and improvising since 1996 with several organizations including ComedySportz Madison, ComedySportz LA, Disney Entertainment Productions, and currently is a mains... Read More →
avatar for Paul F. Tompkins

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 →



Saturday January 13, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street San Francisco, CA 94110

4:00pm

SF Sketchfest Tribute to Twin Peaks
SF Sketchfest pays tribute to the amazing world of "Twin Peaks" in the shadow of San Francisco's Twin Peaks at the Castro Theatre. Join us for an afternoon with cast members from David Lynch and Mark Frost's beloved series featuring an in-depth discussion, moderated by James Roday, about the old series, the new series and everything in between. Find out if the owls truly are not what they seem.  $50 / $150 (VIP Meet & Greet - SOLD OUT, Regular-priced tickets are still available)
VIP Meet & Greet tickets include reserved seating in the front orchestra section. After the Tribute, meet the cast of "Twin Peaks" at 6:30pm at a secret location a few blocks from the Castro Theatre and get your complimentary limited edition poster signed! (VIP TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT)
Co-Presented by Popscene, and the California Film Institute 
Just added! Amy Shiels ("Candie") will be attending!
Due to illness, Sheryl Lee will not be appearing.
Due to a change in schedule, Matthew Lillard will not be appearing.

Performers
avatar for Mädchen Amick

Mädchen Amick

Asked constantly about her unique name, Mädchen means “maiden” or “young woman” in German.  Hailing from Sparks, Nevada, a suburb of Reno Mädchens’ parents instilled the love of music and the arts at a young age.  At the age of 16, Mädchen negotiated with her parents to allow her to move to Los Angeles and pursue acting and modeling, to which they agreed as long as she continued her education. She quickly found work in modeling and did a handful of commercials and music videos. Within a year Mädchen booked her first TV roles in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Baywatch... Read More →
avatar for Dana Ashbrook

Dana Ashbrook

Dana Ashbrook's big break was in 1990 in winning the role of Bobby Briggs in the offbeat television series "Twin Peaks." Ashbrook's intense portrayal of the volatile tempered high school athlete with his shaggy hair, soulful appearance, and intense personality made an impression... Read More →
avatar for Chrysta Bell

Chrysta Bell

Chrysta Bell (her first name) is a performing  artist, recording artist, songwriter and actress who incorporates dynamic theatrical and media elements into unforgettable performance experiences. During a 25 year career in music, she has toured 36 countries as a headlining act and shared the stage with legends Willie Nelson, Brian Setzer, Donovan, Moby, the band YES, members of the band King Crimson, Adrian Utely of Portishead, David J of Bauhaus, among... 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 →
avatar for Harry Goaz

Harry Goaz

Born in North Carolina, grew up in Beaumont, Texas, Harry Goaz did not become interested in acting until after he graduated from the University of Texas. He then settled in Los Angeles and studied acting under Bill Traylor at The Loft while working as a driver. He first met David... Read More →
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Michael Horse

Michael Horse is a true renaissance man. He is an award-winning actor, jeweler and artist with work in galleries in New Mexico, Arizona and California. As an actor, he is most well known for his role as Deputy Hawk in the groundbreaking television series, "Twin Peaks." His charac... Read More →
avatar for Kimmy Robertson

Kimmy Robertson

Kimmy Robertson began her career as a ballet dancer but her distinctive sense of humor and quirky style brought her to the attention of an agent who happened to worked in the same office as her ballet company. After at first being unsure about becoming an actor, Kimmy was then hi... Read More →
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James Roday

James Roday is perhaps best known for his 8 year starring role as Shawn Spencer on the USA Network original series "Psych”. Roday is a native Texan, born and raised in San Antonio. He began his career studying theatre at New York University's Experimental Theatre Wing and gradu... Read More →
avatar for Amy Shiels

Amy Shiels

Amy is an Irish actress and producer who trained with The Gaiety Theatre for three years in Dublin. Amy's credits include the role of Candie in the 2017 revival of TWIN PEAKS, directed by David Lynch for Showtime and the role of Nicole in season 2 of THE DETOUR produced by Samantha Bee and Jason Jones for TBS. She is also the voice of Lunafreya, the main heroine in the hugely popular computer game FINAL FANTASY XV. Amy may currently be seen opposite Tom Hardy in the BBC comedy STICKY, and later this year in the soon to be released comedy feature film FREELANCERS ANONYMOUS. Television credits include: the ITV drama THE SECRET, and PLAYERZ, both directed by Ed Tracy, HOLBY CITY, CASUALTY (BBC) THE CLINIC, BACHELORS WALK, SIZE MATTERS, ON HOME GROUND and LOVE/HATE, all for RTÉ. Film credits include VERONICA GUERIN directed by Joel Schumacher, COWBOYS... Read More →
avatar for Ray Wise

Ray Wise

Born in Portland, Oregon, Ray Wise got his start in 1970 on the soap opera “Love of Life,” taped in New York City. After playing the role of Jamie Rawlins for six years, he decided to make the move to California, where he began landing guest appearances on night time series s... Read More →



Saturday January 13, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street San Francisco, CA 94114

5:30pm

Deep Night with Dale
Deep Night with Dale is the latest incarnation of the long-running podcast/basement talk show hosted by James Bewley in the guise of alter ego, the lovable failure, Dale Seever. Down, but never out, Dale seeks talented individuals to stay up late and be his guest in conversations about comedy, characters, and compulsions. Bewley has performed as Dale since 2002, and in that time has performed all over the country. The podcast began in 2009 and has earned rave reviews from AV Club's Podmass, TimeOut NY, and NYTimes. Previous guests include Ilana Glazer, Bridget Everett, Matt Besser, Kate Berlant, John Early, Phoebe Robinson, among many others. $0
Due to a schedule conflict, Kulap Vilaysack will not be appearing.

Performers
avatar for Becky Braunstein

Becky Braunstein

Called a “hardcore comedy critics’ favorite” at the Idaho Laugh Fest by the festival’s director, who “never had that kind of feedback before from so many people about the same comic,” Becky Braunstein is a fast-rising standout performer with fresh energy and never-end... Read More →
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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Astral Projection Radio Hour

Shewolfe and Beatrix Gravesguard have co-hosted Astral Projection Radio Hour (Tuesdays 4-6pm Pacific on BFF.fm) since 2014, channeling dark sounds, occult vibes, and reports from the other side. Described by listeners as “NPR for witches,” they are known for their irreverent... Read More →
avatar for Yea-Ming and The Rumours

Yea-Ming and The Rumours

"Yea-Ming and The Rumours jangle and twang songs to curse ex-loves to. Yea-Ming sings songs for the pending emotional apocalypse. like a stripped down Jenny Lewis or an icy Rose Melberg, her voice let’s you know she means every word that passes her lips." -Bobby Martinez
avatar for Deep Night with Dale Seever

Deep Night with Dale Seever

James Bewley (aka Dale Seever) is a Brooklyn-based performer and writer whose work has been presented as part of numerous comedy and storytelling shows across the country. Deep Night with Dale is the latest incarnation of his long running talk show/podcast, Dale Radio where he welcomes comedians, artists, and other creatures of the night to talk about their lives and creative pursuits. Bewley trained at UCB Los Angeles and is a former member of the SF sketch group Killing My... Read More →



Saturday January 13, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
PianoFight Bar 144 Taylor Street San Francisco, CA 94102

6:00pm

Asian AF (SOLD OUT)
Second Show added! 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
avatar for Asian AF

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 →
avatar for Will Choi

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 →
avatar for Kim Cooper

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.
avatar for Eugene Cordero

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 →
avatar for JR De Guzman

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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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 →
avatar for Alex Song

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 →
avatar for Kathy Yamamoto

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 →
avatar for Kevin Yee

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 →



Saturday January 13, 2018 6:00pm - 7:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street San Francisco, CA 94102

7:00pm

Daytime Talk at Night / The K-Lo Sketch Show / Tiny Muscles (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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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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Daytime Talk at Night

Daytime Talk at Night premiered in September of 2017 to rave reviews from the local community and was picked up for a run through December before even performing for the second scheduled pilot. The team is comprised of many local improv/comedy performers from many teams around to... Read More →
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Lewis Sequeira

Lewis Sequeira is a comedian and writer living and striving on the hardscrabble streets of Portland, Oregon – if you can call that living! He has zero credits. Lewis performs stand-up and live sketch regularly across the Pacific Northwest, where he moved to from Hollywood, leav... 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 →



Saturday January 13, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St. San Francisco, CA 94102

7:00pm

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Gina Brillon & Dulcé Sloan
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. Actress, comedian, and writer Gina Brillon was born and raised in Bronx, New York. She’s been a standup comic since she was 17 years old. Her first one hour special, ‘Pacifically Speaking, was produced by Gabriel Iglesias and debuted on NuvoTV this past fall. Gina has a featured role in Gabriel Iglesias’ theatrical film, The Fluffy Movie. She's made appearances on E!’s Chelsea Lately, AXS’ Gotham Comedy Live, The View, and Late Night with Seth Meyers. Gina is the first Latina winner of NBC’s 2012 Stand up for Diversity Showcase. She is also an accomplished singer, published writer, and poet. Her pieces have appeared in the New York Post and Daily News among others. Gina is currently developing scripted content for Broadway Video’s new digital studio Mas Mejor with Horatio Sanz, as well as a scripted network pitch based around her life and comedy with Universal Cable Productions.Dulcé Sloan is the latest full-time correspondent to join Comedy Central’s “Best F#@king News Team” on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. This past year, Dulcé was just named by Rolling Stone as one of the 10 Comedians You Need To Know and was hailed by TimeoutLA as a 2017 Comedian to Watch. She has also been honored as the 2016 NBC Stand Up Showcase Winner, a Montreal Just For Laughs New Face and as a Comedian to Watch on The Steve Harvey Show. Dulcé is truly a unique emerging voice in the world of comedy. She offers a fresh and honest perspective that speaks truth to power and eviscerates the status quo. Most recently, she was cast in the FOX pilot “Type-A” opposite Eva Longoria and the Amy Poehler project “Dumb Prince” for NBC. She has also appeared on MTV’s “Acting Out,” Comedy Central’s @Midnight, Tru’s “Comedy Knockout,” made her stand-up debut on TBS’ Conan, and has made multiple appearances as a correspondent on “E! News Daily.” Her signature point-of-view and confidence drives her hilarious views on everything from her personal relationships to the absurdities of society. $24

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Gina Brillon

Actress, comedian, and writer Gina Brillon was born and raised in Bronx, New York. She’s been a standup comic since she was 17 years old. Her first one hour special, ‘Pacifically Speaking, was produced by Gabriel Iglesias and debuted on NuvoTV this past fall. Gina has a featu... Read More →
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Dulcé Sloan

Dulcé Sloan is the latest full-time correspondent to join Comedy Central’s “Best F#@king News Team” on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. This past year, Dulcé was just named by Rolling Stone as one of the 10 Comedians You Need To Know and was hailed by TimeoutLA as a 2017... Read More →
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Mark Smalls

Mark Smalls is a stand up comic out of San Fransisco. Some wished he was their son. His mother does not. Funny guy though. Biting social commentary and college educated jokes are something that does not describe him. Mark has opened for The Sklar Bros, Ian Bagg and more. Also a competitor in the 42nd SF Intl Comedy... Read More →



Saturday January 13, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street San Francisco, CA 94111

7:30pm

Hound Tall with Moshe Kasher
The Hound Tall discussion series is a live podcast, hosted by Moshe Kasher, that takes a single topic and figures out the mysteries of the universe. An hour long chat with an expert and a panel of comedians, they learn all there is to know about things. And also laugh at them. The theme for tonight's show is "I Fought Isis" with guest expert Brace Belden, aka @PissPigGranddad $28

Performers
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Steve Agee

Steve is best known for playing Steve Myron on Comedy Central’s "The Sarah Silverman Program" and Outside Dave on Fox’s "New Girl." Prior to that, Steve was a writer for ABC’s "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and MTV’s "The Andy Milonakis Show." More recently, Steve has made appearanc... Read More →
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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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Brace Belden

Brace Belden is a San Francisco Communist who fought with the Kurdish-led YPG in the Syrian Civil War under the name “Pisspiggranddad”
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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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Moshe Kasher

Moshe Kasher. Comedian. Child Genius. Jew. Jew Comedian. OBGYN. Pleasure center. Good tipper. Guiding light. Beefcake.Featured on: NBC, E!’s Chelsea Lately, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central’s Drunk History, @midnight, Conan, Carson Daly, Showtime’s Shameless, MTV... Read More →



Saturday January 13, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St. San Francisco, CA 94114

7:30pm

The West Wing Weekly: Big Block of Cheese Day (SOLD OUT)
The West Wing Weekly is an episode-by-episode discussion of one of television's most beloved shows, co-hosted by one of its stars, Joshua Malina, along with Hrishikesh Hirway of Song Exploder. This special live "Big Block of Cheese" will feature Joshua, Hrishi and special guest answering YOUR audience questions live and yes, partaking of a big block of cheese. $35
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.





























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Hrishikesh Hirway

Hrishi is a musician and composer, and a political news junkie. He makes music as half of the band Moors, and on his own as The One AM Radio. He scored the films "Our Nixon" and "Save the Date." Hrishi is also the creator and host of the podcast Song Exploder, where musicians tak... Read More →
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Joshua Malina

Star of NBC’s Emmy Award-winning ensemble "The West Wing," actor Joshua Malina has the impressive distinction of having appeared in all, but one project that Aaron Sorkin has written/produced.  As ‘Will Bailey’, Malina filled the slot left open by Rob Lowe’s departure in the hit drama series... Read More →



Saturday January 13, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre 609 Sutter Street San Francisco, CA 94102

7:30pm

Worst First Chapter
Literature lovers take notice! Literature haters take notice! The "authors" of this show have written an intentionally awful first chapter to a terrible book that doesn’t actually exist. They will then read it out loud for you, the audience, to pick a best worst "winner."  $25

Performers
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Ben Acker

Ben Acker & Ben Blacker are the creators of the Thrilling Adventure Hour, a staged show in the style of old-time radio which is also a podcast on the Nerdist network and a graphic novel hardcover anthology from Archaia (which sold out its first print run), and will soon be a web-series (also from Nerdist) and a concert film. The live show boasts stars and guest stars from across the entertainment spectrum; everyone from Nathan Fillion and Clark Gregg to Ira Glass, Joe Mantegna, and Jon Hamm have guested on the show. Acker... 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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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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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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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 →



Saturday January 13, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street San Francisco, CA 94110

7:30pm

Audible presents Fresh Voices (SOLD OUT)
A hand-crafted line up of some of the brightest emerging stand-ups – this is a can’t-miss night featuring rising stars, many of whom are making their Sketchfest debut. Audible Comedy curates stand up from the hottest emerging comics, and this is your opportunity to see these Fresh Voices live! $15
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Performers
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Becky Braunstein

Called a “hardcore comedy critics’ favorite” at the Idaho Laugh Fest by the festival’s director, who “never had that kind of feedback before from so many people about the same comic,” Becky Braunstein is a fast-rising standout performer with fresh energy and never-end... 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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Jesse Hett

Jesse Hett is a human comedian based in Oakland, California by way of central Kansas. He has appeared on the front page of the Wall Street Journal doing comedy while wearing a virtual reality helmet. That sounds made up but it's true, you can look it up. He has performed in SF Sk... Read More →
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Sean McKenzie

Sean McKenzie tells smart jokes with a big, dumb smile on his face. He tells these jokes at comedy clubs (SJ Improv, SF Punch Line), at festivals (SF Sketchfest), on TV (Viceland), dive bars, video rental store basements, and during instrumental breaks of long karaoke songs.One t... Read More →
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Kenice Mobley

Kenice Mobley performs standup at clubs and bars around the country and was recently featured on FOX and 2 Dope Queens. 
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Joe Nguyen

Subtle but sharp, laid-back yet engaging, Joseph Nguyen is the smart slacker beloved by audiences for his easygoing delivery and good writing. At home in all venues from clubs to cafes, Joseph is a regular at the Punch Line and other Bay Area clubs as well as a member of local gr... Read More →
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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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Emily Winter

Emily Winter was raised in Chicago on cheese and fastpitch softball. She attended The University of Wisconsin-Madison and worked as a reporter for Madison's city newspaper before moving to New York to pursue comedy. Emily has written for TV Land, Fusion TV, Glamour Magazine, is an NBC Late Night Writers Workshop script judge, and is ranked one of NYC's top Roast Battlers. She co-created WHAT A JOKE, an anti-Trump comedy festival that's raised over $50K for The ACLU, and has performed standup at The Limestone Comedy Festival, Women in Comedy Festival, and others. She runs two Time Out Critics' Pick comedy shows in Brooklyn, BackFat Variety and Side... Read More →



Saturday January 13, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Doc's Lab 124 Columbus Avenue San Francisco, CA 94133

7:30pm

Lizz Winstead & Laurie Kilmartin
Lizz Winstead has built her amazing career hilariously responding to the world. As co-creator and head writer of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” Winstead has forever changed the way people get their news. As co-founder of Air America Radio, she laid the foundation for such personalities as Al Franken and Marc Maron, all while hosting her own show called “Unfiltered”, sharing the mic every morning with the amazing Rachel Maddow and Hip Hop legend, Chuck D.  As a stand-up she continues to tour, bringing her rapid response brand of comedy to theatres across the country and in 2014, was initiated into the Harvard Lampoon.  
Winstead has now taken her satirical brilliance one step further, combining it with her passion for reproductive justice to form her latest passion project, Lady Parts Justice, a non profit organization made up of comedians, writers and technologists creating videos that use humor and outrage to expose sexist, anti choice local politicians in all 50 state legislatures while providing support to clinics around the country, working to remove the stigma around abortion.  
Winstead’s activism includes an ongoing comedy tour to raise money and awareness for Planned Parenthood and independent abortion providers and to date, she has raised over $7 million. The tour was turned into a documentary short called Smear Campaign, which won “Best Documentary Comedy Short” at the Atlanta Documentary Film Festival. Her advocacy work has been recognized by many reproductive rights organizations including NARAL Champion’s of Choice awards.  
In addition to performing and reproductive justice work, Winstead authored Lizz Free Or Die, a funny and touching book of personal essays, that Elle magazine called, “Sharply witty and iconoclastic”
Lizz’s talents as a comedian and media visionary have been recognized by The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Entertainment Weekly’s 100 most Creative People issue among other print media. Winstead continues to appear on Comedy Central, HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher and NPR, as well as her regular commentary on MSNBC.
Winstead has a lot to say about politics and currents events, and when she says it, it is always insightful and hilarious!




Laurie Kilmartin is a stand up comedian, late night writer and New York Times bestselling author.  Laurie has performed standup on CONAN, Jimmy Kimmel Live and numerous shows on Comedy Central. Her Seeso special, 45 Jokes About My Dead Dad, made Vulture’s Top Ten Comedy Specials of 2016, as well as Paste, Splitsider, Interrobang and The Decider. The New York Times pointed to, "sharply written one-liners captured the pain and frustration of caring for a dying loved one." Paste Magazine called it "hilarious... brutal, and cathartic" and Interrobang called it "innovative... twisted and dark.“  Before joining the writing staff at CONAN (2009 to present), Laurie was a staff writer on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Too Late with Adam Carolla and Tough Crown with Colin Quinn. In 2012, Laurie wrote the New York Times bestseller Sh*tty Mom, a parenting book that Time Magazine called “criminally funny.”  Laurie has performed at the Edinburgh, Montreal, Bridgetown and Moontower comedy festivals. She's also done shows for the troops in Iraq, Qatar, Kuwait and Diego Garcia.  Her podcast with comedian Jackie Kashian, The Jackie and Laurie Show, is big with young comedians and middle aged men. Laurie lives in New York and LA.
Video:
http://www.kilmartin.com/video.html




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 show called "Almost Genius" on TruTV for two seasons, I'm on Comedy Central's "@midnight" pretty often, and I'm on the road a lot as Chris Hardwick's feature act, as well as doing my own shows at comedy clubs and punk clubs all around our nation. I also created and hosted the (if I do say so myself, which feels weird) popular "Go Bayside" podcast, which ran for two years and critically deconstructed every episode of Saved by the Bell (yes, for real). I've also been told I make pretty good mixtapes. More can be found at aprilrichardson.com. I love Sketchfest and am psyched to be back!
$25 Co Presented by SF Comedy Day 

































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Laurie Kilmartin

Laurie Kilmartin is a stand up comedian, late night writer and New York Times bestselling author.  Laurie has performed standup on CONAN, Jimmy Kimmel Live and numerous shows on Comedy Central. Her Seeso special, 45 Jokes About My Dead Dad, made Vulture’s Top Ten Comedy Specials of 2016, as well as Paste, Splitsider, Interrobang and The Decider. The New York Times pointed to, "sharply written one-liners captured the pain and frustration of caring for a dying loved one." Paste Magazine called it "hilarious... brutal, and cathartic" and Interrobang called it "innovative... twisted and dark... 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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Lizz Winstead

Lizz Winstead has built her amazing career hilariously responding to the world. As co-creator and head writer of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” Winstead has forever changed the way people get their news. As co-founder of Air America Radio, she laid the foundation for such personalities as Al Franken and Marc Maron, all while hosting her own show called “Unfiltered”, sharing the mic every morning with the amazing Rachel Maddow and Hip Hop legend, Chuck D... Read More →



Saturday January 13, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street San Francisco, CA 94133

8:00pm

Rachel Bloom and Friends (SOLD OUT)
Creator and star of the critically-acclaimed CW hit "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" Rachel Bloom returns to SF Sketchfest for a one-show-only evening of comedy and music in this very special event. Featuring special guests Vincent Rodriguez and Gabrielle Ruiz! $30
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Performers
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Rachel Bloom

Rachel Bloom currently stars in the network musical comedy “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” which she co-created and executive produces alongside Aline Brosh McKenna. Bloom stars as Rebecca Bunch, a successful, driven, and arguably crazy young woman who impulsively gives up everything... Read More →
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Vincent Rodriguez

Vincent Rodriguez III currently stars as Josh Chan in the critically-acclaimed Emmy and Golden Globe winning CW musical comedy "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend." As a musical comedy, Rodriguez showcases his musical theater chops throughout each season through its many original songs and dance... Read More →
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Gabrielle Ruiz

Gabrielle Ruiz is currently enjoying her series regular role on CW's one-of-a-kindtelevision musical "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. " Gabrielle portrays the character ofValencia Perez, former nemesis now loyal friend to Rebecca Bunch (RachelBloom) with flair, style and originality. If you know the show, lots of excitingunhinged fun ensues as characters intertwine the story with song, which makes itas fun as it is unpredictable.A theater darling, Gabrielle was inspired to become a professional performer at12 years of age after seeing her first Broadway show, “A Chorus Line.” Theimpact the show had on her was immeasurable. One can only imagine the joyshe felt when she got the call after college that her her first big break would be asDiana... Read More →



Saturday January 13, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street San Francisco, CA 94114

8:00pm

Obsessed
Obsessed is a comedy podcast about liking things a lot. Hosted by comedian/writer Joseph Scrimshaw, guests share their deepest loves from Star Wars to Cats and everything in between. It digs deep into the topic and the guests making it a unique mix of super honest and super absurd. This live episode is all about DOGS and CATS with guests Jordan Morris (JJGO, @midnight), Rebecca Watson (Skepchicks, QuizOTron) and Matt Belknap (Never Not Funny).
Obsessed has been featured on iTunes as a top comedy podcast multiple times. Past guests include Adam Conover, Matt Braunger, Matt Gourley, Jeff B. Davis, Cecil Baldwin, Bill Corbett, Cole Stratton, Jackie Kashian, and Wil Wheaton. The podcast is a part of the Feral Audio network along with Harmontown, Doughboys, and more.
 $15

Performers
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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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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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Joseph Scrimshaw

Joseph Scrimshaw is a comedian, writer, and host based in Los Angeles. As a comedian, he’s appeared at SF SketchFest, Chicago Improv Festival, Dragon Con, headlined on Jonathan Coulton’s JoCoCruise, appeared on Wil Wheaton’s TableTop, and more. Joseph has written for the movie riffing group, RiffTrax, Screen Junkies, Comci-Con HQ, Adult Swim, and previously worked as a writer/performer on Wits, where he wrote sketches for Paul F. Tompkins, Dave Foley, Neil Gaiman, and more. Joseph’s plays Adventures in Mating, An Inconvenient Squirrel, and My Monster (written with Bill Corbett) have been performed all over the US, the UK, and strangely Bulgaria. His popular podcast Obsessed is part of the Feral Audio podcast network and has been listed as a Staff Favorite on iTunes multiple times. Joseph also co-hosts the Star Wars podcast feed, ForceCenter. Joseph has released multiple comedy albums including 2015’s Rebel Scum and 2013’s Flaw Fest. John Hodgman said of the album, “I am glad Joseph Scrimshaw has the power of thought and audible speech, or else this very funny album would not... Read More →
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Rebecca Watson

Rebecca Watson is the founder of the Skepchick Network, a collection of sites focused on science and critical thinking. She has written for outlets such as Slate, Popular Science, and the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. In addition to hosting QuizoTron, a rowdy, live quiz show t... Read More →



Saturday January 13, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm

Omnibus
We live in turbulent, uncertain times, and who knows how many strange and beautiful footnotes from human history, science, arts, and pop culture will be lost in the apocalypse that awaits us?  In OMNIBUS, Ken and John, speaking from the distant past of the early 21st century, address an audience of hypothetical future listeners.  This little bit of time travel puts a new spin on a classic podcasting format: two smart talkers spinning jokes and unlikely conversational tangents out of little-known facts and stories. $25

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Ken Jennings

Ken Jennings is America's quiz show sweetheart, having won "Jeopardy!" a record 74 times in a row in 2004.  Today he is the author of eleven books, including the New York Times-bestselling "Maphead" and "Because I Said So!," as well as the Junior Genius series for kids.
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John Roderick

John Roderick is an accomplished musician, the front-man for indie-rock favorites The Long Winters, as well as a writer, politician, and podcaster.



Saturday January 13, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

Witch Taint: The Black Metal Dialogues
“Blackest metal and droll humor combine for nonstop laughs”
-The Austin Chronicle

“Until the Light Takes Us meets The Vagina Monologues”
-LA Weekly

“Shit got weird.”
-Metal Assault

“If Catfish tried to go metal, it would very likely fall short of the true story and infernal comedy of Witch Taint: The Black Metal Dialogues LIVE!”
-The Comedy Bureau

In 2004, comedian Dave Hill, a grown man living in New York City, began posing as Lance, a teenager living with his parents in Gary, Indiana, who also just so happened to be the lead singer and sole member of the most extreme, brutal, and Satanic black metal band of all-time, WitchTaint. As Lance, Dave began emailing with a Norwegian black metal record label owner in Oslo named Saitham in hopes of getting signed to the label on the strength of one excruciatingly bad song called “Necrodreamraper.” Their lengthy e-mail conversation, now known among the faithful as the Black Metal Dialogues (www.theblackmetaldialogues.com ), quickly became the stuff of legend and is considered by many to be the most infernal, extreme, and downright unholy electronic mail correspondence of all-time.

In “Witch Taint: The Black Metal Dialogues Live!”, this infernal and 100% real email chain is brought life by comedians Dave Hill and Phil Costello, complete with corpse paint, ill-fitting black clothing, disturbing videos, and- if all goes as planned- a live and mildly irritated goat, culminating in a live performance by the mighty Witch Taint that will probably scar you for life. This promises to be the most extreme and kvlt thing that has ever happened ever. If you think you can handle it, please come. However, in the event that you have a preexisting health condition that is aggravated by things that are evil, extreme, infernal, brutal, kvlt, unholy, and/or just sort of negative in general, you will most likely be sent screaming into the night until you eventually grow tired and collapse in a ditch somewhere. Also, to clear up any confusion, this is not a music show by a band but a comedy show about a band, which is different.

You have been warned.
$22

Performers
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Phil Costello

Phil Costello is a New York City musician and entertainer originally from Napa Valley. He is a founding member of the band Satanicide, whose self-produced short film “Jersey Knights” was an Official Selection in the 2003 Sundance Film Festival. Phil was also a founding member... 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 →



Saturday January 13, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Café du Nord 2174 Market St. San Francisco, CA 94114

9:00pm

Bad Example / Fear The Hypercube / Liss n' Sams (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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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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Fear The Hypercube

The Hypercube has arrived... and there's nothing we can do about it.Jace Armstrong and Justin Michael present a science-fiction sketch comedy experience that stretches the limits of the human imagination and will have you chuckleheads laughing to the bank faster than you can say... Read More →
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Justin Michael

Justin Michael is a Los Angeles based comedian, writer / director and voice actor. He recently starred in Netflix's Buddy Thunderstruck, and can be seen on Amazon's Danger & Eggs, The UCB Show, and Adam Ruins Everything. He currently writes for Cartoon Network and co-created the Annie nominated stop-motion animated series Friendship All-Stars of Friendship. In the audio world, he hosts Batman: The Animated Podcast, co-hosts Before You Were... Read More →
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Liss n' Sams

When Second City Alum Joe Liss and Bay Area veteran performer/teacher Marcus Sams performed their 1st scene together in a Leela Armando Show comic lightning struck. They were anointed by (who improvOlympic Guru Del Close called), “The Gods”! They instantly felt the improv Kar... Read More →
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Jordan Thewlis

Jordan Thewlis is a Bay Area writer and comedian who tries his very best to make people laugh. When he's not performing at venues all over the Bay Area, Jordan is a weekly contributor to The Onion, and is a part of the sketch team Mr. Chestnut. He currently produces two shows eve... Read More →



Saturday January 13, 2018 9:00pm - 10:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St. San Francisco, CA 94102

9:00pm

The Music of Twin Peaks
Join us for a night of music from "Twin Peaks" with an all-star group of musicians and singers, and special appearances by cast members from the show. You are encouraged to dress up as your favorite "Twin Peaks" character and participate in the Audrey Dance Contest. $25 advance / $30 door

Performers
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Tom Ayres

Tom Ayres, guitarist, fan of guitarist, mountain watcher, ex-surfer, record producer and player of records, multi-instrumentalist apart from woodwinds, mentalist, expert at long relationships with foreigners, father, loving son, Uncle Fun, semi-retired California Resident, grew u... Read More →
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Allyson Baker

Allyson Baker is known for two things, playing guitar and being Canadian. She only does one of those things well. Dirty Ghosts is her main musical vehicle and when flagged down will hop out and join others on their musical adventures. Amongst them have been playing guitar on albu... Read More →
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Marc Capelle

Marc Capelle is a San Francisco native musician, composer, arranger, and producer.He’s played with 100’s of acts including Virgil Shaw, the Fresh & Onlys, Jason Lytle, American Music Club, Tommy Guerrero, Kelley Stoltz, Third Eye Blind, Margaret Cho, and quartet-style gospel pioneers, The West Coast Spiritual Corinthians... Read More →
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Toby Dammit

Larry Mullins (Toby Dammit) was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, leaving at age 20. His website (http://www.tobydammit.com/) documents his appearances on 235 published recordings & 1,893 live concerts (2017). His work on numerous television & film soundtracks, notably including “School Of Rock”, was highlighted by a premier at the Cannes Film Festival with Johnny Depp for his film “The Brave” in 1997. He's been a member of Iggy Pop's band, SWANS, The Residents, Iggy and The Stooges and currently Nick Cave... Read More →
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Karina Denike

San Francisco's darling Karina Deniké is a versatile vocalist, songwriter, collaborator and band leader who moves fluidly from intimate torch song chanteuse to soul singer, to punk powerhouse. "Deniké possesses a voice so rich and luxuriant she sounds like she was born to sing any song that comes her way”.(KQED’s California Report... Read More →
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Tom Griesser

Tom Griesser is a saxophonist and a clarinetist who has been performing on the San Francisco music scene for 25 years. He first became interested in jazz from hearing his father's record collection, which included works by Benny Goodman and Duke Ellington. In the early 1990's, Tom began playing with a band that played a prominent role in the swing revival, St. Vitus Dance, while also performing with his own jazz quintet, the Section 8 Project. In 1997, he joined the New Morty Show, a local swing band, as their baritone saxophonist. His tenure with the New Morty Show included regular performances at the New York, New York Casino in Las Vegas as well as three national tours and a performance on the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon in Hollywood.Soon after leaving the New Morty Show, Tom joined the highly-acclaimed Marcus Shelby Orchestra and was an original member of Brass Monkey Brass Band. He continues to perform with both groups. With Marcus Shelby, he has performed on alto, tenor and baritone saxes and on Bb clarinet and bass clarinet, recording on four albums with his orchestra. With Brass Monkey, Tom has played the Monterey Jazz Festival and at the Hollywood Bowl, opening for the Meters and the Neville Brothers.Tom has performed and recorded with Marc Capelle for over 15 years, and has been a member of Marc and the Casuals for almost a decade.In addition to these ensembles, Tom has a jazz organ quartet, B3B4, a jazz trio, the Tom Griesser 3, and performs regularly with the Cottontails, a group that plays jazz and early... Read More →
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Dina Maccabee

Dina Maccabee is a composer, songwriter, and violinist/violist/vocalist who works in variety of styles, from traditional music to pop to experimental composition. An original member of Real Vocal String Quartet and half of Bay Area duo Ramon & Jessica, she has toured internationa... Read More →
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Karla Milosevich

Karla Milosevich is a San Francisco based artist from Texas. Milosevich was in the band The Helen Lundy Trio and has joined or formed other Bay Area bands since the 90s. Recently, she co-wrote a Poets Theater play with Kevin Killian and Craig Goodman, Seth Speaks, and exhibited i... Read More →
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Todd Roper

Master trap drummer, Todd Roper performs with CAKE, Gregory Loiacono, and Virgil Shaw . He also has worked with Chuck Prophet, Lee Bob Watson, and Sean Hayes. He is affectionately known as Mr. Pringles for all the right reasons.



Saturday January 13, 2018 9:00pm - 11:00pm
The Chapel 777 Valencia Street San Francisco, CA 94110

9:15pm

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Gina Brillon & Dulcé Sloan
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. Actress, comedian, and writer Gina Brillon was born and raised in Bronx, New York. She’s been a standup comic since she was 17 years old. Her first one hour special, ‘Pacifically Speaking, was produced by Gabriel Iglesias and debuted on NuvoTV this past fall. Gina has a featured role in Gabriel Iglesias’ theatrical film, The Fluffy Movie. She's made appearances on E!’s Chelsea Lately, AXS’ Gotham Comedy Live, The View, and Late Night with Seth Meyers. Gina is the first Latina winner of NBC’s 2012 Stand up for Diversity Showcase. She is also an accomplished singer, published writer, and poet. Her pieces have appeared in the New York Post and Daily News among others. Gina is currently developing scripted content for Broadway Video’s new digital studio Mas Mejor with Horatio Sanz, as well as a scripted network pitch based around her life and comedy with Universal Cable Productions.Dulcé Sloan is the latest full-time correspondent to join Comedy Central’s “Best F#@king News Team” on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. This past year, Dulcé was just named by Rolling Stone as one of the 10 Comedians You Need To Know and was hailed by TimeoutLA as a 2017 Comedian to Watch. She has also been honored as the 2016 NBC Stand Up Showcase Winner, a Montreal Just For Laughs New Face and as a Comedian to Watch on The Steve Harvey Show. Dulcé is truly a unique emerging voice in the world of comedy. She offers a fresh and honest perspective that speaks truth to power and eviscerates the status quo. Most recently, she was cast in the FOX pilot “Type-A” opposite Eva Longoria and the Amy Poehler project “Dumb Prince” for NBC. She has also appeared on MTV’s “Acting Out,” Comedy Central’s @Midnight, Tru’s “Comedy Knockout,” made her stand-up debut on TBS’ Conan, and has made multiple appearances as a correspondent on “E! News Daily.” Her signature point-of-view and confidence drives her hilarious views on everything from her personal relationships to the absurdities of society. $24

Performers
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Gina Brillon

Actress, comedian, and writer Gina Brillon was born and raised in Bronx, New York. She’s been a standup comic since she was 17 years old. Her first one hour special, ‘Pacifically Speaking, was produced by Gabriel Iglesias and debuted on NuvoTV this past fall. Gina has a featu... Read More →
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Dulcé Sloan

Dulcé Sloan is the latest full-time correspondent to join Comedy Central’s “Best F#@king News Team” on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. This past year, Dulcé was just named by Rolling Stone as one of the 10 Comedians You Need To Know and was hailed by TimeoutLA as a 2017... Read More →
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Mark Smalls

Mark Smalls is a stand up comic out of San Fransisco. Some wished he was their son. His mother does not. Funny guy though. Biting social commentary and college educated jokes are something that does not describe him. Mark has opened for The Sklar Bros, Ian Bagg and more. Also a competitor in the 42nd SF Intl Comedy... Read More →



Saturday January 13, 2018 9:15pm - 10:45pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street San Francisco, CA 94111

10:00pm

Workjuice Improv (SOLD OUT)
SF Sketchfest wouldn’t be complete without the WorkJuice Players, and this year is no exception. The cast of perennial favorites will take to the stage, sans scripts, and improvise a show based on monologues by fellow Workjuice Player, Busy Philipps! The players have mesmerized audiences around the world and will bring their incredible wit and hilarity to San Francisco for one show only. This is long form improv at its best! $30
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Performers
avatar for Craig Cackowski

Craig Cackowski

Craig Cackowski has been seen on your television as a regular cast member on "Drunk History" and as Officer Cackowski on "Community." Other film and television appearances include "Veep," "Newsreaders," "Comedy Bang Bang," "The Mindy Project," "How I Met Your Mother," "Trust Us W... Read More →
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Mark Gagliardi

Mark Gagliardi is a WorkJuice Player whose rich baritone voice can be heard in most group songs. He would appear to really enjoy Scotch.
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Marc Evan Jackson

Photo by Shiloh StrongMarc Evan Jackson is a WorkJuice Player whom you might recognize from The Kings of Summer, 22 Jump Street, Parks & Recreation, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and every other television show in the year 2014. He thinks more is more and that music is easy. Also? He's... Read More →
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Hal Lublin

In addition to providing a multitude of characters for the Thrilling Adventure Hour, Hal Lublin has provided voices to a number of films, television shows, videogames and commercials. He is one of the featured players and writers on The David Feldman Radio program and podcast, an... Read More →
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Busy Philipps

Born in Oak Park, Ill on June 25, 1979 and raised in Scottsdale, AZ, actress Busy Philipps says she knew she wanted to act for as long as she can remember. At 18, she moved to Los Angeles to attend Loyola Marymount University and pursue acting as a career. She is known for roles... Read More →
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Annie Savage

Annie Savage has performed on stage in numerous sketch and improv shows, most notably as a Conservatory Grad from Second City, L.A. She was a troupe member on “National Lampoon’s National Sketch Show Tour” and wrote, produced and starred in the sketch show, “Stupid Annie... 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 →



Saturday January 13, 2018 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street San Francisco, CA 94110

10:00pm

Futurama: Live from Omicron Persei 8 (SOLD OUT)
Futurama: Live from Omicron Persei 8! Prepare yourself for 1000 light years of laughs with the Cast and Producers of Futurama. Executive Producer / Head Writer David X. Cohen will be live on stage with cast members Billy West (Fry, Professor Farnsworth, Dr. Zoidberg), John DiMaggio (Bender), Maurice LaMarche (Kif, Lrrr, Morbo), Phil LaMarr (Hermes Conrad), and David Herman (Scruffy). The panel will feature a live reading by the cast followed by an audience Q&A, where no questions are off-limits… even the dumb ones! Don’t miss out on this very special reunion of the folks who made your favorite animated science fiction TV series. Moderated by Futurama Producer Lee Supercinski. $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 Carla Cackowski

Carla Cackowski

Carla Cackowski is an improviser, writer, and podcaster currently based out of Portland, Oregon. She toured all over Europe, Alaska, and the Caribbean performing comedy with The Second City. She's a member of SAG-AFTRA and has done voiceover work on shows for ABC Family, TBS, and Disney. Carla hosts "Improv Yak", a shop-talk podcast about improv comedy. When they're not touring their two person improv show "Orange Tuxedo", she and her husband Craig Cackowski co-host a podcast called "Craig's List... Read More →
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David X. Cohen

David X. Cohen developed the critically acclaimed animated series "Futurama" (along with Matt Groening) and was Executive Producer and head writer of the series throughout its run. Prior to that he spent five years as a writer for "The Simpsons." He holds a Bachelor's Degree in p... Read More →
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John DiMaggio

John DiMaggio is one of the hardest working voice over actors in show business. His credits include Bender on “Futurama,” “Penguins of Madagascar,” “Batman: Brave and the Bold,” “Adventure Time with Finn and Jake,” and many, many more. He hopes you enjoy the show... Read More →
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David Herman

OFFICE SPACEFUTURAMABOB'S BURGERSKING OF THE HILL
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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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Phil LaMarr

A Los Angeles native, Phil is an alumnus of Yale University and The Groundlings where he worked alongside such comedic stars as Jennifer Coolidge, Kathy Griffin and Will Ferrell. Phil is best known as one of the original cast members of Mad TV and as "Marvin" in "Pulp Fiction."In... Read More →
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Lee Supercinski

Lee Supercinski is an Emmy© Award winning American television producer. Originally hired as Post Production Supervisor for Matt Groening’s Futurama, Lee rose up the ranks on the production to his current job as Producer, a position that he has held for the last four seasons. H... Read More →
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Billy West

An actor well known in animation circles, Billy West is one of an increasingly popular breed -- actors heard, but not seen. Tops in the voiceover business, some of West's most famous voices include those of Ren & Stimpy, Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd in the feature film, Space Jam, and the official voice of Woody Woodpecker. For years, West also provided celebrity voice impersonations on The Howard Stern Show. His recent animated projects include Histeria!, Catdog, Detention, Voltron, Rayman, Project Geeker and Men in Black. Amongst other things, West currently is working as the in-show announcer for the new Screen Gems Network. He is also the voice of George Jetson for Radio Shack, Marfalump for the Pepsi/Star Wars ad campaign, various claymation characters for Brisk Iced Tea and the Red... Read More →



Saturday January 13, 2018 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre 609 Sutter Street San Francisco, CA 94102

10:00pm

Audible presents Fresh Voices (SOLD OUT)
A hand-crafted line up of some of the brightest emerging stand-ups – this is a can’t-miss night featuring rising stars, many of whom are making their Sketchfest debut. Audible Comedy curates stand up from the hottest emerging comics, and this is your opportunity to see these Fresh Voices live! $15
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Performers
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Fumi Abe

Fumi Abe is a Japanese-American stand-up comedian based in New York City by way of Columbus, Ohio. He has performed at clubs such as The Stand, Broadway Comedy Club, Carolines on Broadway, FunnyBone, Laugh Factory, as well as alternative comedy venues including UCB, The Peoples Improv Theater, and the Annoyance Theater.Drawing inspiration from his experience growing up in the Midwest as an immigrant, Fumi slings jokes about family, race, his white girlfriend, and everything else in between. In 2017, Fumi was selected as a semi-finalist at the Stand Up NBC competition. He also placed 2nd out of 60 comedians in the 2017 Devil Cup Comedy... Read More →
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Jon Allen

Jon Allen is a physicist turned stand-up. He produces and runs Cheaper Than Therapy, San Francisco's most popular independent comedy establishment, with shows every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Now it it's fifth year, Jon's dark observational style and quick witted hos... Read More →
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Nicole Calasich

Nicole Calasich is a comedian and producer from SF who has literally never bombed. Her jokes have been on Comedy Central, her face on ABC for Iliza's "Forever 31." Her humor is big words smartcool and her incisive audience rapport is the dumbest. You may have seen her open for th... Read More →
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Chris Conatser

Chris Conatser has been captivating crowds across half the country, from California to Texas, in comedy clubs and honky tonks and Dairy Queens and even the Henry Miller Library. Imagine a reclusive, middle-aged Winnie the Pooh chain-smoking, quoting Alex Jones, and sharing wistfu... Read More →
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Drew Harmon

Drew Harmon is a standup comedian and former TV Weatherman in San Francisco. Drew began doing standup in the Midwest before moving to San Francisco, where he works at clubs like the Punch Line, Doc’s Lab and more. Drew has also appeared as part of comedy festivals at SF Sketchf... 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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Allison Hooker

Allison Hooker is a San Francisco based comedian and writer who regularly performs in the underground scene as well as prominent clubs such as Punchline and Cobb’s. She is a member of #hellafunny crew, a comedy group that throws shows all over the Bay Area. She is the 2017 winn... Read More →
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Chad Opitz

Starting off in the bars and bowling alley mics of Santa Cruz, Chad Opitz honed his act and is now performing in the bars and bowling alleys of San Francisco and beyond. And sometimes wineries and clubs.... but mostly bars and bowling alleys. His sharp writing, intense act-outs... Read More →



Saturday January 13, 2018 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Doc's Lab 124 Columbus Avenue San Francisco, CA 94133

10:00pm

Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher (SOLD OUT)
It's a fantastic co-headline night of stand-up with Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher! $30
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Performers
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Rhea Butcher

Rhea Butcher is a Los Angeles-based stand-up comic, actor and writer. Originally from the Midwest, Rhea grew up skateboarding the mean streets of Akron, Ohio. Her blue collar brand of cool has endeared her to audiences nationwide, as she appears on shows such as @Midnight, Conan... Read More →
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Cameron Esposito

Recently named one of Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch of 2016, comedian Cameron Esposito has been called “the Future of Comedy” by Jay Leno, and has appeared on "CONAN" (TBS), "Last Call with Carson Daly" (NBC), "@midnight" (Comedy Central), "Maron" (IFC), "Adventure Time" (Ca... Read More →



Saturday January 13, 2018 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St. San Francisco, CA 94114

10:00pm

Facial Recognition Comedy: A Desi Woman Showcase (SOLD OUT)
Facial Recognition Comedy is a comedy coalition of Desi women produced by Fizaa Dosani (creator), Zahra Ali, and Pallavi Gunalan to dispel the myth that "there can only be one." Each comic has a unique style and take that you will learn to tell apart if you haven't already. #WeAreNotTheSamePerson $15
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.
Due to a change in schedule, Kiran Deol will not be appearing.

Performers
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Zahra Ali

Zahra Ali is a comedian, writer, actress, and all-around cool person. She performs stand-up comedy all over the country, often bicoastal from New York to LA. She uses her arsenal of jokes to tackle feminism, racism, terrorism, and a few other isms. Her material and antics with th... Read More →
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DJ Sonia Begonia

Sonia Begonia is a tap dancer turned DJ. She’s not a fan of long walks on the beach, but loves to spin a great beat and play music that makes people feel things.
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Fizaa Dosani

Fizaa Dosani is a first-generation American and a Los Angeles-based stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. She was born and raised in south Florida, where she figured out that she is funny. Her TV credits include ABC, Netflix, CBS, TruTV, GSN, and Bravo.
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Pallavi Gunalan

Pallavi Gunalan has performed all over the US and India and currently lives in Los Angeles. She is one of the producers of the MOM PARTY! weekly show and Facial Recognition Comedy. She'll make you think deeply about shallow subjects and will use her many degrees to make you quest... Read More →
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Jennifer Jolly

Jennifer Jolly performs all over the country & can be seen regularly at all the top stand-up comedy clubs in Los Angeles, including The Comedy Store, The Improv, & Flappers.  She can be seen in the upcoming feature films, The Creatress & The Flyer.  She is a clever, busy little bee who has also been working in Creative at the major studios, as well as some cool indie production companies... Read More →
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Karmen Naidoo

Karmen Naidoo is the fastest growing young female comic hailing from South Africa. Karmen continues to pursue her comedy career in New York City, the heart of Comedy since 2016.This Durban Native who started her comedy Journey in 2013. A former model, entrepreneur, current mechanical engineer and stand up comedian is nothing less than ambitious in following her dreams.Born into a mixed heritage background, Indian, Scottish and Zulu, she identifies closely to her Afro- Indian culture.Featured as the only female finalist on Comedy Central’s Grab the Mic (2015), as well as the only female finalist in the Comic- Kaze a nationwide competition hosted by the biggest comedy club in South Africa, Parkers Comedy.Karmen is a multifaceted individual. She co-founded and was the Director of Indie Comedie a comedy production company, which aimed to nurture young rising talent and fulfilled the role as marketing, social media, producer, manager and director of monthly shows being hosted at the prestigious Joburg Theatre.Karmen featured in The Bantu Hour, a South African satirical sketch and variety comedy show. Hosted by the legendary come- dian Kagiso Lediga and featuring musician Hugh Masekela.With over 100 performances in her first year of comedy, this dope girl is quickly becoming a household name, being... Read More →



Saturday January 13, 2018 10:00pm - 11:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street San Francisco, CA 94102

10:00pm

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
avatar for Harris Alterman

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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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 →
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Clara Bijl

Clara is an internationally-unknown stand-up comedian: one of the few humorists to be unknown in the entire world! Clara was raised in both the French Alps and Germany before she attended college in South Carolina; as you do when you come from France. Clara’s humor is witty and observational and comes with a European twang. Clara has appeared in the San Francisco International Comedy Competition, SF SketchFest, the Charleston Comedy Festival, the Montreux Comedy Festival, the San Diego Comedy Festival… She’s performed with Patrick Timsit, Gad Elmaleh, Anne Roumanoff, Robin Williams, Tom Papa, Paul Reiser, Laurie Kilmartin... Read More →
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Nathan Brannon

Nathan is a comedian originally out of Portland, Oregon, who is consistently adding to his list of accomplishment year after year. In 2016, Nathan recorded his second album, titled 'Because'; with distinguished record label Kill Rock Stars. Nathan also signed with Kill Rock Stars in 2015, was the winner of the Seattle International Comedy Competition in 2014, voted into the Willamette Week's "Portland's Funniest 5" in 2013 while releasing his first comedy album "I Black Out" that same year, and was crowned “Portland’s Funniest Person” in 2012.He has been featured in publications... Read More →
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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 →
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Barbara Holm

Portland comedian Barbara Holm has performed at the San Francisco Sketchfest, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, the All Jane Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot Arts festival, Rose City Comic Con, PAX Convention, and the Women in Comedy Festival in Boston. She has written for IGN, Live Wi... Read More →
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Ben Kolina

Ben Kolina had his first experience getting laughs from strangers at the expense of visiting outfielders in the Right Field Bleachers of the Oakland Coliseum. Currently Ben spent 5 years as co-producer of a popular weekly comedy showcase at the Night Light in Oakland. As a Stand... 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 →



10:30pm

Olde English / The Templeton Philharmonic
From humble beginnings at New York's Bard College, sketch comedy group Olde English quickly began to think they were hot shit after becoming popular on the internet, even though the internet itself wasn't really all that popular yet. After graduating, they produced a successful run of video sketches, ran a weekly show at UCBNY, performed at SF Sketchfest three times, and made the critically acclaimed film "The Exquisite Corpse Project." Since then, they have parted ways as a group but remained friends and collaborators, often appearing in each others work and apartments. Raphael Bob-Waksberg created and produces Netflix's "BoJack Horseman," Adam Conover created and hosts TruTV's "Adam Ruins Everything," Ben Popik created and operates a food truck park in Belize, Caleb Bark produces, acts, and teaches in New York City, and David changed his name to Wave (don't ask me, man, I'm just a bio) and writes and acts in Los Angeles. With an opening set by The Templeton Philharmonic. $25

Performers
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Olde English

From humble beginnings at New York's Bard College, sketch comedy group Olde English quickly began to think they were hot shit after becoming popular on the internet, even though the internet itself wasn't really all that popular yet. After graduating, they produced a successful r... Read More →
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The Templeton Philharmonic

Gwynne Phillips and Briana Templeton grew up in small towns in Ontario, Canada. They met while they studied Drama at the University of Toronto. Since then, they have picked up several awards for their live comedy shows including “Outstanding Sketch Performance” at the first annual My Theatre Awards, “SteamWhistle Producer’s Pick” at Toronto Sketchfest, and “Best Comedy Duo” at the L.A. Comedy Festival... Read More →



Saturday January 13, 2018 10:30pm - 11:55pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street San Francisco, CA 94111

10:30pm

Kiss My Ass... The Show
Dicker Troy (Johnny Pemberton) and Josh Fadem are unlikely best friends. Josh is a hilariously effervescent physical comedian and character actor. Dicker is from Bakersfield, has a very deep voice, and has been a union driver on motion pictures for 37 years. The two guys met on set then started hosting a live comedy show with Josh as on-stage host/MC, Dicker as seated co-host/DJ.

“Kiss My Ass” consists of loud opinionated conversations between Josh and Dicker that often end in a psychedelic musical act-outs, or weird spontaneous pieces of existential advice sometimes directed at random audience members. “Kiss My Ass” has played host to everyone from A-list comedians to first time comics, all of which receive the same treatment of being talked to during their set. The result is a show that’s never the same and always madness. $22

Performers
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Steve Agee

Steve is best known for playing Steve Myron on Comedy Central’s "The Sarah Silverman Program" and Outside Dave on Fox’s "New Girl." Prior to that, Steve was a writer for ABC’s "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and MTV’s "The Andy Milonakis Show." More recently, Steve has made appearanc... 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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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 →
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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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Kimmy Robertson

Kimmy Robertson began her career as a ballet dancer but her distinctive sense of humor and quirky style brought her to the attention of an agent who happened to worked in the same office as her ballet company. After at first being unsure about becoming an actor, Kimmy was then hi... 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 →



Saturday January 13, 2018 10:30pm - 11:55pm
Café du Nord 2174 Market St. San Francisco, CA 94114

10:30pm

Smug Shift (SOLD OUT)
In 2004, then-local comedians Brent Weinbach and Moshe Kasher began producing a comedy show in Oakland called Smug Shift. The show took stand-up out of the comedy clubs and dropped it into rock venues and warehouse spaces, reaching out to a crowd that wouldn't normally go out to see comedy. Smug Shift has been selling out since and has become a fixture of Oakland's flourishing art and music scene. Don't miss this special revival only at SF Sketchfest. $28
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Performers
avatar for Todd Barry

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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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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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 →
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Moshe Kasher

Moshe Kasher. Comedian. Child Genius. Jew. Jew Comedian. OBGYN. Pleasure center. Good tipper. Guiding light. Beefcake.Featured on: NBC, E!’s Chelsea Lately, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central’s Drunk History, @midnight, Conan, Carson Daly, Showtime’s Shameless, MTV... 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 →



Saturday January 13, 2018 10:30pm - 11:55pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street San Francisco, CA 94133

11:00pm

AzN Pop! / Efficient Office Practices / Fitzroy (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
avatar for Fitzroy

Fitzroy

Fitzroy is a long-form indie team out of iO West, full of improv veterans.  We perform regularly around town, and host a jam on Tuesdays at iO West. We focus on starting with patient character work, and then letting the set heighten from that grounded foundation.Everyone on the team has been improvising for several years, and the team's been around for about three. Frankie, Nick... Read More →
avatar for Patrick Hastie

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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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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Efficient Office Practices

EOP (whose full name, Efficient Office Practices, is regrettable and therefore usually abbreviated) is a long-form improv team based in San Francisco. A small but lively group, EOP is known for their fast, smart style of play and extreme fondness for each other.



Saturday January 13, 2018 11:00pm - Sunday January 14, 2018 12:30am
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St. San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Sunday, January 14
 

1:00pm

Movie Crush with Chuck Bryant
Movie Crush is an interview show where Chuck Bryant from Stuff You Should Know sits down with your favorite people to talk about their favorite movie. Simple enough, but what we get is much more than that. It’s a look at what makes a favorite thing, and why someone’s favorite movie says so much about who they are. More conversation than interview, Movie Crush, at its heart, is about the love affair we all have with the silver screen. Joining Chuck is special guest Tony Hale ("Veep," "Arrested Development.") $25

Performers
avatar for Charles W. &quotChuck" Bryant

Charles W. "Chuck" Bryant

Stuff You Should Know is the award-winning podcast hosted by Chuck Bryant and Josh Clark and produced by the venerable website HowStuffWorks. Twice weekly since 2008, Stuff You Should Know has released a mind-addling array of episodes, cracking open the mechanics, history and cul... Read More →
avatar for Tony Hale

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 →



Sunday January 14, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street San Francisco, CA 94111

1:00pm

Shmanners
Join husband Travis McElroy and wife Teresa McElroy for this live version of their weekly podcast, and they'll improve your etiquette! Perplexed by thank you notes? Baffled by black tie? Dismayed by dinner parties? Worry no more, Shmanners has your answers! Tune in every Friday on MaximumFun.org! $25

Performers
avatar for Teresa McElroy

Teresa McElroy

Teresa McElroy is a lifeguard turned actress turned artist turned podcaster! When she's not podcasting, she is keeping her daughter, the joy of her life, from terrorizing her dog and cat. Amidst all the changes, she has always loved writing thank-you notes and will never stop try... Read More →
avatar for Travis McElroy

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 →
avatar for Alison Rosen

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 →



Sunday January 14, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street San Francisco, CA 94111

1:00pm

Audible Presents "Stinker Lets Loose! Live!"
This show contains mature themes.
Audible and bestselling author Mike Sacks present "Stinker Lets Loose! Live!" - a no-holds-barred, living, breathing version of the audiobook adaptation of the forgotten novelization of the long-lost classic 1970s trucker movie, "Stinker Lets Loose!"

Our legendary hero Stinker teams up with old pals Boner and Jumbo, plus new friends Buck and Rascal the Chimp, for a crazy ride across the highways and byways of Bicentennial America – and meets scores of beautiful Southern gals, reams of treacherous villains, and even… the Big Man!

Join Mike, director Eric Martin, and an epic all-star cast including Jon Hamm, Busy Philipps, Andy Richter, Paul F. Tompkins, Janet Varney, John DiMaggio, Steve Agee, Kevin Pollak, and more for the stage reading that introduces Stinker to a whole new generation of fans!

To listen to the audiobook, available exclusively on Audible, head over here: http://audible.com/Stinker
This audiobook and live read are both RATED R - adults only!
$35

Performers
avatar for Steve Agee

Steve Agee

Steve is best known for playing Steve Myron on Comedy Central’s "The Sarah Silverman Program" and Outside Dave on Fox’s "New Girl." Prior to that, Steve was a writer for ABC’s "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and MTV’s "The Andy Milonakis Show." More recently, Steve has made appearanc... Read More →
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John DiMaggio

John DiMaggio is one of the hardest working voice over actors in show business. His credits include Bender on “Futurama,” “Penguins of Madagascar,” “Batman: Brave and the Bold,” “Adventure Time with Finn and Jake,” and many, many more. He hopes you enjoy the show... Read More →
avatar for Mark Gagliardi

Mark Gagliardi

Mark Gagliardi is a WorkJuice Player whose rich baritone voice can be heard in most group songs. He would appear to really enjoy Scotch.
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Jon Hamm

Jon Hamm’s nuanced portrayal of the high-powered, advertising executive Don Draper on AMC’s award-winning drama series “Mad Men” has firmly established him as one of Hollywood’s most talented and versatile actors. He has earned numerous accolades, including an Emmy Award in 2015 for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, a Golden Globe Award in 2008, Television Critics Association Awards in 2011 and 2015, a Critics’ Choice Television Award in 2011, as well as multiple Screen Actors Guild nominations. “Mad Men” concluded its seventh and final season on May 17, 2015. In 2015, Hamm loaned his voice to the wildly successful Universal Pictures animated feature, "The Minions," alongside Sandra Bullock and Steve Coogan. Hamm recently completed production on BB Film’s "Marjorie Prime" in which he stars opposite Tim Robbins and Geena Davis. The film is based on Jordan Harrison’s play of the same title that explores the subject of memory. The film will open in 2016. Additionally, in 2016 Hamm will be seen starring in 20th Century Fox’s "Keeping Up With the Jones," opposite Zach Galifianakis and Isla Fisher. Directed by Greg Mottola ("Superbad"), the film follows a suburban couple who become suspicious of their new hot neighbors. Hamm’s previous film credits include Disney’s "Million Dollar Arm," based on a script by Thomas McCarthy and directed by Craig Gillespie, "Friends with Kids," written and directed by Jennifer Westfeldt; "Bridesmaids" with Kristen Wiig; Ben Affleck’s "The , Zack Snyder’s fantasy thriller SUCKER PUNCH, HOWL with James Franco, "Shrek Forever After," in which he voiced the character ‘Brogan,’ "The Day the Earth Stood Still" with Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Westfeldt’s "Ira... Read More →
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Justin Michael

Justin Michael is a Los Angeles based comedian, writer / director and voice actor. He recently starred in Netflix's Buddy Thunderstruck, and can be seen on Amazon's Danger & Eggs, The UCB Show, and Adam Ruins Everything. He currently writes for Cartoon Network and co-created the Annie nominated stop-motion animated series Friendship All-Stars of Friendship. In the audio world, he hosts Batman: The Animated Podcast, co-hosts Before You Were... Read More →
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Busy Philipps

Born in Oak Park, Ill on June 25, 1979 and raised in Scottsdale, AZ, actress Busy Philipps says she knew she wanted to act for as long as she can remember. At 18, she moved to Los Angeles to attend Loyola Marymount University and pursue acting as a career. She is known for roles... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Pollak

Kevin Pollak

Kevin Pollak started as stand-up comedian in San Francisco and became a touring pro by age twenty. Later, Pollak’s role in Rob Reiner’s "A Few Good Men,” proved his ability to stand out on the big screen among cinematic heavyweights. The concept of comedian turned dramatic... 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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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 →



Sunday January 14, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street San Francisco, CA 94114

4:00pm

We Got This with Mark and Hal / Craig's List with Craig and Carla Cackowski
A live recording of the popular Maximum Fun podcast, Mark Gagliardi and Hal Lublin are joined by surprise special guests to issue the final word on one of life's pointless debates. No topic is too small or insignificant for them to dissect and decide! Whatever minutiae you argue with friends and family, don’t worry: We Got This.Craig Cackowski makes his wife Carla watch his 100 favorite movies and talk about them on a podcast! Will she love them? Will she hate them? Will she fall asleep? Join Craig and Carla as they welcome special guest Busy Phillips to discuss Craig’s #30 movie, the Coen Brothers classic Raising Arizona! $25

Performers
avatar for Rhea Butcher

Rhea Butcher

Rhea Butcher is a Los Angeles-based stand-up comic, actor and writer. Originally from the Midwest, Rhea grew up skateboarding the mean streets of Akron, Ohio. Her blue collar brand of cool has endeared her to audiences nationwide, as she appears on shows such as @Midnight, Conan... Read More →
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Carla Cackowski

Carla Cackowski is an improviser, writer, and podcaster currently based out of Portland, Oregon. She toured all over Europe, Alaska, and the Caribbean performing comedy with The Second City. She's a member of SAG-AFTRA and has done voiceover work on shows for ABC Family, TBS, and Disney. Carla hosts "Improv Yak", a shop-talk podcast about improv comedy. When they're not touring their two person improv show "Orange Tuxedo", she and her husband Craig Cackowski co-host a podcast called "Craig's List... Read More →
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Craig Cackowski

Craig Cackowski has been seen on your television as a regular cast member on "Drunk History" and as Officer Cackowski on "Community." Other film and television appearances include "Veep," "Newsreaders," "Comedy Bang Bang," "The Mindy Project," "How I Met Your Mother," "Trust Us W... Read More →
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Cameron Esposito

Recently named one of Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch of 2016, comedian Cameron Esposito has been called “the Future of Comedy” by Jay Leno, and has appeared on "CONAN" (TBS), "Last Call with Carson Daly" (NBC), "@midnight" (Comedy Central), "Maron" (IFC), "Adventure Time" (Ca... Read More →
avatar for Mark Gagliardi

Mark Gagliardi

Mark Gagliardi is a WorkJuice Player whose rich baritone voice can be heard in most group songs. He would appear to really enjoy Scotch.
avatar for Hal Lublin

Hal Lublin

In addition to providing a multitude of characters for the Thrilling Adventure Hour, Hal Lublin has provided voices to a number of films, television shows, videogames and commercials. He is one of the featured players and writers on The David Feldman Radio program and podcast, an... Read More →
avatar for Busy Philipps

Busy Philipps

Born in Oak Park, Ill on June 25, 1979 and raised in Scottsdale, AZ, actress Busy Philipps says she knew she wanted to act for as long as she can remember. At 18, she moved to Los Angeles to attend Loyola Marymount University and pursue acting as a career. She is known for roles... Read More →



Sunday January 14, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street San Francisco, CA 94111

4:00pm

"Rocko's Modern Life" 25th Anniversary: Rocko's Modern Sketchfest
Rocko’s Modern Sketchfest!Modern Life gets weird when the Sketchfest honors the original cast and creator of the iconic cartoon series Rocko’s Modern Life! Creator Joe Murray joins legendary voice stars Carlos Alazraqui (Rocko), Tom Kenny (Heffer), Charlie Adler (Mr. Big Head and Mrs. Big Head),  and host Phil LaMarr for a live reading of the classic episode “Wacky Deli” followed by world premiere sneak peeks from the upcoming Nickelodeon special, Rocko’s Modern Life, Static Cling! After the Q&A, come and meet the cast as they sign posters and even your wallaby. $30
Co-Presented by the Cartoon Art Museum
Due to a change in his schedule, Joe Murray is no longer appearing.

Performers
avatar for Charlie Adler

Charlie Adler

Charlie Adler voices “Ed Bighead” and “Bev Bighead,” reprising his roles as Rocko’s neighbors, in Nickelodeon’s all-new original TV special, Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling, based on the classic ‘90s hit.Adler is as an Emmy® Award-winning dialogue director, two-time Annie Award acting nominee and casting director, who has served as voice director for all Klasky Csupo franchised series and feature films, including Nickelodeon’s Emmy-winning Rugrats, The Wild Thornberry’s, Rocket Power, and Rugrats spin-off series’ Pre School Daze and All Grown Up! He has also previously lent his voice direction talents to The Nutty Professor remake, The Blue Elephant, Fire Breather, Nick Jr.’s Bubble Guppies, Stripperella, The Replacements, The Emperor’s New School, The Buzz on Maggie, Holly Hobbie and video games’ The Infinity Gauntlet and Comic Combat. He directed, co-wrote and starred in the independent live-action movie No Prom for Cindy.As a voice actor, Adler has appeared as series regular in over 100 animated series. He’s a two-time Annie Award nominee for his roles as “Cow,” “Chicken” and the “Red Guy” in the Emmy-nominated series Cow and Chicken, with additional credits including: “Baboon” in I.M. Weasel; “Cobra Commander” in G.I. Joe Resolute and G.I. Joe Origins; “Mr. Whiskers” in Brandy... Read More →
avatar for Carlos Alazraqui

Carlos Alazraqui

Carlos Alazraqui voices “Rocko,” reprising his role as a wallaby who emigrated from Australia to the United States and enjoys the simple things in life, in Nickelodeon’s all-new original TV special, Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling, based on the classic ‘90s hit.Alazraqui has been a mainstay in the entertainment industry as a standup comic for over 25 years, a well-known television/film actor and one of Los Angeles’s top voiceover actors with hundreds of credits to his name. Not just the face of Deputy James Garcia on hit show Reno 911! or Reno 911!: Miami the movie, Alazraqui also recently won the prestigious Annie Award for “Outstanding Achievement in Voice Acting in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production” for his guest role on The Mr. Peabody... Read More →
avatar for Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny reprises his role as Rocko’s best friend, “Heffer Wolfe,” in Nickelodeon’s all-new original TV special Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling, based on the classic ‘90s hit.The notable voice actor is widely known for his lead role in Nickelodeon’s hit animated... Read More →
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Phil LaMarr

A Los Angeles native, Phil is an alumnus of Yale University and The Groundlings where he worked alongside such comedic stars as Jennifer Coolidge, Kathy Griffin and Will Ferrell. Phil is best known as one of the original cast members of Mad TV and as "Marvin" in "Pulp Fiction."In... Read More →
avatar for Doug Lawrence

Doug Lawrence

Mr. Lawrence voices “Filburt Turtle,” reprising his role as Rocko’s other best friend, in Nickelodeon’s all-new original TV special, Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling, based on the classic ‘90s hit.A New Jersey native, he began his career as an animator on The Ren & S... Read More →



5:00pm

Spotlight on "Baskets"
Join "Baskets" star and co-creator Zach Galifianakis, co-creator Jonathan Krisel and cast members Louie Anderson and Martha Kelly and moderator Chuck Bryant for an in-person conversation about FX's wildly original and much loved series.
$30

Performers
avatar for Louie Anderson

Louie Anderson

Iconic comedian Louie Anderson, the three-time Emmy Award® winner, is one of the country’s most recognized and adored comics; named by Comedy Central as “One of 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time.” His career has spanned more than 30 years. He is a best-selling au... Read More →
avatar for Charles W. &quotChuck" Bryant

Charles W. "Chuck" Bryant

Stuff You Should Know is the award-winning podcast hosted by Chuck Bryant and Josh Clark and produced by the venerable website HowStuffWorks. Twice weekly since 2008, Stuff You Should Know has released a mind-addling array of episodes, cracking open the mechanics, history and cul... Read More →
avatar for Martha Kelly

Martha Kelly

Martha Kelly is a stand-up comedian based out of Austin, TX. She has been featured on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," Comedy Central's "Premium Blend," "Last Comic Standing," and "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson." Most recently, she landed her acting debut playing the rol... Read More →



Sunday January 14, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street San Francisco, CA 94114

5:30pm

Succotash the Soundcast Soundcast
Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast is a show that features other comedy soundcasts (AKA "podcasts") and in an effort to not only expose audiences to the wide range of comedy offerings available, but also to broaden the appeal of podcasts in general. Hosted by Marc Hershon, whose background in the worlds of comedy, writing and product naming gives him the chops necessary to come off sounding like a blustering know-it-all. $0

Performers
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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... Read More →
avatar for Mark Pitta

Mark Pitta

One of the first ever guests to appear on Succotash, Mark Pitta is a national headliner coming from the fervent San Francisco comedy scene of the 1980s. Mark’s career flourished in LA, first, fulfilling his dream of appearing on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson then subsequent appearances with Jay Leno. Bay Areans of long-standing will remember Mark as the entertainment reporter... Read More →
avatar for Matt Weinhold

Matt Weinhold

Returning Succotash guest Matt Weinhold is not only a veteran standup comedian but also co-hosts the popular Monster Party podcast every week, where he and friends Shawn Sheridan, Larry , and James Gonis like to get drunk and argue about horror and sci-fi movies and TV. But that... Read More →



Sunday January 14, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
PianoFight Bar 144 Taylor Street San Francisco, CA 94102

7:00pm

Fear The Hypercube / The Right Now / The Templeton Philharmonic (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
avatar for Fear The Hypercube

Fear The Hypercube

The Hypercube has arrived... and there's nothing we can do about it.Jace Armstrong and Justin Michael present a science-fiction sketch comedy experience that stretches the limits of the human imagination and will have you chuckleheads laughing to the bank faster than you can say... Read More →
avatar for Justin Michael

Justin Michael

Justin Michael is a Los Angeles based comedian, writer / director and voice actor. He recently starred in Netflix's Buddy Thunderstruck, and can be seen on Amazon's Danger & Eggs, The UCB Show, and Adam Ruins Everything. He currently writes for Cartoon Network and co-created the Annie nominated stop-motion animated series Friendship All-Stars of Friendship. In the audio world, he hosts Batman: The Animated Podcast, co-hosts Before You Were... Read More →
avatar for The Right Now

The Right Now

The Right Now is a long form comedy improv troupe celebrated for their intuitive style of play featuring truthful characters, freedom in physicality, and just the right amount of mischief. Their performance uniquely blends fast paced wit with a commitment to emotion and genre. Th... Read More →
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The Templeton Philharmonic

Gwynne Phillips and Briana Templeton grew up in small towns in Ontario, Canada. They met while they studied Drama at the University of Toronto. Since then, they have picked up several awards for their live comedy shows including “Outstanding Sketch Performance” at the first annual My Theatre Awards, “SteamWhistle Producer’s Pick” at Toronto Sketchfest, and “Best Comedy Duo” at the L.A. Comedy Festival... Read More →
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Emily Winter

Emily Winter was raised in Chicago on cheese and fastpitch softball. She attended The University of Wisconsin-Madison and worked as a reporter for Madison's city newspaper before moving to New York to pursue comedy. Emily has written for TV Land, Fusion TV, Glamour Magazine, is an NBC Late Night Writers Workshop script judge, and is ranked one of NYC's top Roast Battlers. She co-created WHAT A JOKE, an anti-Trump comedy festival that's raised over $50K for The ACLU, and has performed standup at The Limestone Comedy Festival, Women in Comedy Festival, and others. She runs two Time Out Critics' Pick comedy shows in Brooklyn, BackFat Variety and Side... Read More →



Sunday January 14, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St. San Francisco, CA 94102

7:00pm

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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Fumi Abe

Fumi Abe is a Japanese-American stand-up comedian based in New York City by way of Columbus, Ohio. He has performed at clubs such as The Stand, Broadway Comedy Club, Carolines on Broadway, FunnyBone, Laugh Factory, as well as alternative comedy venues including UCB, The Peoples Improv Theater, and the Annoyance Theater.Drawing inspiration from his experience growing up in the Midwest as an immigrant, Fumi slings jokes about family, race, his white girlfriend, and everything else in between. In 2017, Fumi was selected as a semi-finalist at the Stand Up NBC competition. He also placed 2nd out of 60 comedians in the 2017 Devil Cup Comedy... Read More →
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Becky Braunstein

Called a “hardcore comedy critics’ favorite” at the Idaho Laugh Fest by the festival’s director, who “never had that kind of feedback before from so many people about the same comic,” Becky Braunstein is a fast-rising standout performer with fresh energy and never-end... Read More →
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Zorba Jevon Hughes

From Louisville Kentucky been doing comedy 20 plus years.
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Kenice Mobley

Kenice Mobley performs standup at clubs and bars around the country and was recently featured on FOX and 2 Dope Queens. 
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Adam Pearlstein

Adam Pearlstein is a stand up comedian based out of Oakland, CA. Adam's unique brand of contrarian hater comedy has taken divided audiences by storm. Adam has performed in theaters, clubs, colleges, festivals and street corners all over the country and has worked with comedy gian... 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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Sid Singh

Sid Singh is an internationally touring comedian based out of San Francisco who regularly performs in LA, New York, London, Edinburgh, and India. His debut album "Amazing (Probably!)" charted at number 3 on iTunes and 13 on the Billboard Charts. Sid focuses on jokes that are funny, and thank god. Can you imagine if he didn't? You'd be like hey I paid money for this show and these jokes are only kind of funny. You'd probably get so mad at least one of you would burn down the establishment. Dozens of people would die. You'd feel terrible. Anyway, thats why Sid makes sure his jokes are funny: because he is a goddamn hero. You are welcome. Buy his album please (or just listen to it for free on like Spotify or... Read More →
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Marcus Williams

Marcus Williams is stand-up comedian posing as a structural engineer during business hours. He was a semi-finalist in the 2016 Sacramento Comedy Festival and has performed at the San Francisco Punchline, Cobb's Comedy Club, all over New York, Denver and several other locations wi... Read More →



7:30pm

Jonathan Coulton, Paul & Storm and "Friends"
In the Venn diagram of music, comedy, and geek culture, you will find this show sitting squarely in the intersection of all sets. Join the inimitable Jonathan Coulton, kings of geekdom Paul and Storm, and their rhythmically gifted friends for an unforgettable night of music, laughter... and maybe even a sing-a-long. $35

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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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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 →



Sunday January 14, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St. San Francisco, CA 94114

7:30pm

SF Sketchfest Tribute to Lewis Black, in conversation with Ed Wasserman + Live Recording of Audible's The Rant is Due
SF Sketchfest pays tribute to a stand-up comedy legend and the brilliant king of the rant himself, Lewis Black, with an onstage conversation followed by a special live recording of Audible's The Rant is Due. Lewis Black: The Rant is Due takes listeners on a cross-country tour with Black as he performs his trademark style of comedy – skewering anything and everything that gets under his skin. Topics range from marriage and media to food and various social issues. Each episode is recorded live, and personalized with introductions improvised by Black. $25  Co-Presented by Litquake
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Known as the king of the rant, LEWIS BLACK uses his trademark style of comedic yelling and animated finger-pointing to skewer anything and anyone that gets under his skin. His comedic brilliance lies in his ability to make people laugh at the absurdities of life, with topics that include current events, social media, politics and anything else that exposes the hypocrisy and madness he sees in the world.
Receiving critical acclaim as a stand-up, actor and author, Black has performed for audiences throughout Europe, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. In 2012, he performed eight sell-out shows at Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway.



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Lewis Black

Photo by Clay McBrideWho Is Lewis Black? Known as the king of the rant, LEWIS BLACK uses his trademark style of comedic yelling and animated finger-pointing to skewer anything and anyone that gets under his skin. His comedic brilliance lies in his ability to make people laugh at... Read More →
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Ed Wasserman

Edward Wasserman is professor of journalism and dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. Before coming to Berkeley in January 2013 he was for 10 years the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation professor of journalism ethics at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va. He writes and speaks widely on matters related to media rights and wrongs, technological change, and media ownership and control. His academic specialties include plagiarism, source relations, confidentiality and conflict of... Read More →



7:30pm

Attractive Camp (SOLD OUT)
Attractive Camp is a live comedy battle between standup comedians you know from Conan, Comedy Central, Cobb's Comedy Club and SF Punch Line. Enjoy the most creative takes on social issues, intelligent and incisive rapport and good old fashioned shit talking as comics wrestle racism, sexism, hypocrisy, bigotry and pseudointellectualism. Hosted by Nicole Calasich (ABCd) Jesse Hett (Cobb's Comedy Club) and Francesca Fiorentini (AJ+). $15
Due to a change in her schedule, Francesa Fiorentini will not be appearing.
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Performers
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Nathan Brannon

Nathan is a comedian originally out of Portland, Oregon, who is consistently adding to his list of accomplishment year after year. In 2016, Nathan recorded his second album, titled 'Because'; with distinguished record label Kill Rock Stars. Nathan also signed with Kill Rock Stars in 2015, was the winner of the Seattle International Comedy Competition in 2014, voted into the Willamette Week's "Portland's Funniest 5" in 2013 while releasing his first comedy album "I Black Out" that same year, and was crowned “Portland’s Funniest Person” in 2012.He has been featured in publications... Read More →
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Nicole Calasich

Nicole Calasich is a comedian and producer from SF who has literally never bombed. Her jokes have been on Comedy Central, her face on ABC for Iliza's "Forever 31." Her humor is big words smartcool and her incisive audience rapport is the dumbest. You may have seen her open for th... 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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Jesse Hett

Jesse Hett is a human comedian based in Oakland, California by way of central Kansas. He has appeared on the front page of the Wall Street Journal doing comedy while wearing a virtual reality helmet. That sounds made up but it's true, you can look it up. He has performed in SF Sk... Read More →
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Barbara Holm

Portland comedian Barbara Holm has performed at the San Francisco Sketchfest, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, the All Jane Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot Arts festival, Rose City Comic Con, PAX Convention, and the Women in Comedy Festival in Boston. She has written for IGN, Live Wi... Read More →
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Lewis Sequeira

Lewis Sequeira is a comedian and writer living and striving on the hardscrabble streets of Portland, Oregon – if you can call that living! He has zero credits. Lewis performs stand-up and live sketch regularly across the Pacific Northwest, where he moved to from Hollywood, leav... Read More →



Sunday January 14, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Doc's Lab 124 Columbus Avenue San Francisco, CA 94133

8:00pm

Stuff You Should Know (SOLD OUT)
Stuff You Should Know is the award-winning podcast hosted by Chuck Bryant and Josh Clark and produced by the venerable website HowStuffWorks. Twice weekly since 2008, Stuff You Should Know has released a mind-addling array of episodes, cracking open the mechanics, history and cultural and scientific impact of topics like: Ouija boards, asteroid mining, termites, the use of MDMA to treat mental illness, the game of horseshoes, gender reassignment surgery, what would happen if the Earth stopped spinning, Barbie(r) dolls, peak oil, the effects of going without sleep, bioluminescence, disco, icebergs, the fat tax and so on and so on, totaling nearly 700 episodes and adding two more every Tuesday and Thursday.Over the years, Stuff You Should Know has grown beyond the podcast to include video series like Don't Be Dumb; a pretty good social media presence on Facebook and Twitter where Josh and Chuck chat with their fans, field suggestions and are told what they got wrong in any given episode; and a website, Josh and Chuck's home on the web, StuffYouShouldKnow.com, where they like to share examples of their interests in photos of abandoned places, old Halloween costumes, terrible ideas in history, and other neat stuff. They are also beginning work on a Stuff You Should Know book, which they intend to complete and have published before the end of the decade, they hope. They also played themselves in a short lived but much loved scripted TV show on Science channel.Chuck and Josh live in Atlanta, though not together; instead with their wives, Emilie (Chuck) and Umi (Josh). When they aren't working - but really, in this day and age, when is anyone not working, you know? - Chuck plays in his old man band, as he's a bit of an amateur guitarist, and Josh likes to find and try new cocktail recipes, as he's a bit of an amateur mixologist. $27.50
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

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Charles W. "Chuck" Bryant

Stuff You Should Know is the award-winning podcast hosted by Chuck Bryant and Josh Clark and produced by the venerable website HowStuffWorks. Twice weekly since 2008, Stuff You Should Know has released a mind-addling array of episodes, cracking open the mechanics, history and cul... Read More →



Sunday January 14, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street San Francisco, CA 94114

8:00pm

We're No Doctors (SOLD OUT)
Meet Steve and Busy, two neurotic, hypochondriac actors who’ve decided to host a podcast about health and medicine. Join them on for a live version of their weekly podcast to unload their health issues, obsessions and opinions. $25
Due to a change in his schedule, Steve Agee will no longer appear.
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Performers
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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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Busy Philipps

Born in Oak Park, Ill on June 25, 1979 and raised in Scottsdale, AZ, actress Busy Philipps says she knew she wanted to act for as long as she can remember. At 18, she moved to Los Angeles to attend Loyola Marymount University and pursue acting as a career. She is known for roles... Read More →



Sunday January 14, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

Kirsten Vangsness: Potential Space
A solo re telling of Potential Space, the LA WEEKLY nominated best play/playwright of the year written and performed by Kirsten Vangsness. The Hollywood Reporter called the play a "thoughtful, laugh-loaded meditation on sex and relationships. Unfolding almost entirely within the divided self of Dulcie (Kirsten Vangsness of Criminal Minds), whose emotional life is even more messily active than her sex life, Potential Space traverses familiar territory with fresh, scabrous invention, many generations past 'Three Faces of Eve" and "Sex and the Single Girl" A broken record of boys and girls and plastic practice penises that's fun to listen to for 45 minutes even though it's broken. $20

Performers
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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 →



Sunday January 14, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Tuesday, January 16
 

7:30pm

"Crashing" Live with Pete Holmes & Friends
Join Pete Holmes and friends from HBO's "Crashing" for a night of standup and surprises. With special guest Jamie Lee. $32
Due to a change in schedule, Steve Agee will not be appearing.

Performers
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Jamie Lee

Jamie Lee is a standup comedian and actress whom Elle Magazine recently named as one of the top comedians to watch in 2017. Jamie has been cast as the female lead in the second season of the hit HBO series “Crashing,” premiering in January 2018. She was a writer for the serie... Read More →



Tuesday January 16, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre 609 Sutter Street San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm

Roderick on the Line
Roderick on the Line is a frank and candid weekly phone call between John Roderick and Merlin Mann.While these sorts of calls have been conducted privately on a regular basis since something like 2003, they are now being made available to the public as an audio podcast. Watch them do it live, sans phone! $25

Performers
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Merlin Mann

Merlin is best known as the creator of 43folders.com, a popular American website about finding the time and attention to do your best creative work.Merlin was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and raised on Florida’s humid Suncoast. In his senior year of high school, Merlin dropped his... Read More →
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John Roderick

John Roderick is an accomplished musician, the front-man for indie-rock favorites The Long Winters, as well as a writer, politician, and podcaster.



Tuesday January 16, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

Sara Schaefer: Little White Box
Sara Schaefer is a critically acclaimed stand up comedian, writer, and producer currently based in Los Angeles. She was recently the co-host of MTV’s late night show Nikki & Sara Live. Sara has appeared on @Midnight, John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Best Week Ever, and Inside Amy Schumer. She won two Emmy awards for her work at Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and has written for BestWeekEver.tv and Who Wants to Be A Millionaire. Sara recently wrote, produced, and starred in her new web series, Day Job. Her new radio show, Lies, produced by WNYC, will debut this summer. She is also currently a staff writer on Not Safe with Nikki Glaser. $22

Performers
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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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Sara Schaefer

Sara Schaefer is a critically acclaimed stand up comedian, writer, and producer currently based in Los Angeles. She was recently the co-host of MTV’s late night show Nikki & Sara Live. Sara has appeared on @Midnight, John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show, Late Night with Jimmy... Read More →



Tuesday January 16, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street San Francisco, CA 94111
 
Wednesday, January 17
 

7:30pm

Greatest Generation & Friendly Fire Podcast Super Show
It's a double dip of two great podcasts for the price of one! 
The Greatest Generation:
The Greatest Generation is a comedy podcast about Star Trek: The Next Generation, beloved by everyone from people who've never seen an episode, to complete dorkazoids who are fluent in Klingon. Benjamin Ahr Harrison and Adam Pranica tell you what's great, what's bad, and what's hilarious about the show they grew up loving, and still do. It's a little bit nerdy, a lot filthy, and exposes some of Adam and Ben's most embarrassing stories from their dorky childhoods. 
Friendly Fire:
What happens when a history buff and two film nerds watch a war film once a week? John Roderick, Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison are exploring titles from the entire history of cinema about every war, big and bigger. They discuss filmmaking, geopolitical history, nerd out about uniforms and equipment, and crack wise the entire time. To the victor go the spoiler alerts! $25

Performers
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Friendly Fire

What happens when a history buff and two film nerds watch a war film once a week? John Roderick, Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison are exploring titles from the entire history of cinema about every war, big and bigger. They discuss filmmaking, geopolitical history, nerd out about uniforms and equipment, and crack wise the entire time. To the victor go the spoiler... Read More →
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Greatest Generation

The Greatest Generation is a comedy podcast about Star Trek: The Next Generation, beloved by everyone from people who've never seen an episode, to complete dorkazoids who are fluent in Klingon. Benjamin Ahr Harrison and Adam Pranica tell you what's great, what's bad, and what's h... Read More →
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John Roderick

John Roderick is an accomplished musician, the front-man for indie-rock favorites The Long Winters, as well as a writer, politician, and podcaster.



Wednesday January 17, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre 609 Sutter Street San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm

Chardonnay & Nerd Rage: The Great Debates
Two great San Francisco groups co-headline The Gateway Theater! Hosted by Arthur Gaus. $15

Performers
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Chardonnay

Char*don*nay | ,SHärdn ‘ā | noun1. a variety of white wine grape used for making Champagne and other wines 2. a wine made from this grape3. a San Francisco-based sketch comedy group that’s been winning over audiences with it’s variety-show sensibility, biting wit, and smo... Read More →
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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 →
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Nerd Rage

From the geeky minds behind Komedio Comedy, "Nerd Rage: The Great Debates" pits teams of nerdy comedians against each other in moderated, geek-centric debates suggested by the audience. Alongside their official podcast of the same name, "Nerd Rage: The Great Debates" has been rec... Read More →



Wednesday January 17, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

Killing My Lobster presents: #America / Westside Sketch Co. (SOLD OUT)
America! Wow! Ha ha ha. Oh man that's a place. We live there. What a fucking country. Come see #America, Killing My Lobster's sketch comedy show about the ups and downs, mostly the downs about existing in the self-described "greatest country in the world." With an opening set by The Westside Sketch Co. $20
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Performers
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Westside Sketch Co.

The Westside Sketch Company is the Main Stage sketch company at M.I.'s Westside Comedy Theater in Santa Monica, CA. They do a brand new hour long show every month. Come see what all the fuss is about.
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Killing My Lobster

Killing My Lobster has been San Francisco's premier sketch comedy group since 1997. Today, KML produces original shows year round, as well as teaching a full roster of sketch comedy writing and acting classes. KML creates fast, smart, fearless sketch comedy that makes people laug... Read More →
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Steph Tolev

Steph Tolev is a stand up and sketch comedian from Toronto, Canada who is currently living in Los Angeles. Her unique brand of absurd and personal comedy has made her an audience favorite across North America both on stage and on television. As a stand up, Steph has done the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and featured in a TV Gala as well being part of the Homegrown competition in 2014... Read More →



Wednesday January 17, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm

The Mission Position
The Mission Position is a popular independent comedy showcase, hosted by two of San Francisco’s most accomplished comedians — Adrian McNair and Irene Tu (featured in Viceland’s Flophouse, SF Sketchfest, and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival). Every month, we bring a dynamite lineup to Alamo Drafthouse’s intimate theater, for a show that provides club-level talent without irritating drink minimums or filler comics. The Mission Position welcomes a new lineup of special guests every month that include the Bay’s brightest comics alongside nationally touring headliners from NBC, TBS, E! and Comedy Central. $20

Performers
avatar for Joey Avery

Joey Avery

After starting his career in Cape Town, South Africa Joey Avery received the Jimmy Gunn award for Best Newcomer to the Bay Area comedy scene in 2014, and landed a top 10 video on Reddit. Since his arrival he has become a paid regular at every major club in San Francisco and sever... Read More →
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Torio Van Grol

Torio Van Grol was first discovered by a gentleman naturalist in 1676, causing an uproar among the clergy, who claimed that he was placed on Earth by God as a test of faith. After much careful study, Torio has been widely accepted as real, though some controversy lingers. Many people believe that early humans coexisted peacefully with him, even caring for him and riding on his back as a form of transportation. But Torio is not strong enough to carry people, instead relying on speed, cunning and a bulletproof eBay rating for survival. In 2016, he was listed as one of the Bay Area's best stand-up comedians by SFist... 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 →
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Matt Lieb

Matt Lieb is a comedian, writer based out of Los Angeles. He was named one of the "Best Comedians in the Bay Area" by SFist and Courting Comedy. Matt is a correspondent on the Emmy Nominated web series The Star Wars Show, a writer/performer on political comedy show Newsbroke on A... Read More →
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Adrian McNair

Adrian McNair is a San Francisco based stand up comedian who can’t think of a better way to put a college degree to good use. In addition to recently making his television debut on Viceland’s “Flophouse” he's been featured in the 2015, 2016, and 2017 SF Sketchfest, and th... Read More →
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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 →
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Natasha Muse

Natasha Muse is like the C3P0 of San Francisco comedy: a bunch of small bears once mistook her for a golden god but in reality she’s a bumbling robot (as well as a mom, a transsexual, and a firm agnostic). The SF Weekly once declared her a “Comedian to Watch” in 2014, and i... Read More →
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Irene Tu

Irene Tu is a Chicago-born, San Francisco-based stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. In 2017, the San Francisco Chronicle singled her out as an “artist on the brink of fame,” on the heels of being named one of the “Bay Area’s 11 Best Stand Up Comedians” (SFist) and one of 20 “Women to Watch” (KQED). She has performed at SF Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Riot LA and her comedy was featured on Seeso and Viceland. Irene has opened for comedians such as Anthony Jeselnik, W. Kamau Bell, Gary Gulman, Hari Kondabolu, and Aparna... Read More →



Wednesday January 17, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street San Francisco, CA 94111
 
Thursday, January 18
 

6:00pm

SF Sketchfest NightLife
SF Sketchfest is back for NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences, an amazing night of comedy, science, eating and drinking for adults over 21! This year's event includes a panel with the Dana Gould and the cast of his IFC hit "Stan Against Evil:" Deborah Baker, Jr., Nate Mooney, Steven Ogg and Janet Varney, moderated by Paco Romane. Dana Gould will also be part of the stand-up comedy lineup, which also features Bay Area favorites Josef Anolin, Arjun Banerjee, Nicole Calasich, Emily Catalano, Nate Follen, Imran G and Valerie Vernale, and visiting comics Shain Brenden, Shannon Noll, Clare O'Kane, Greg Santos, JoAnn Schinderle, Eddie Della Siepe and Blake Wexler. "This Week in Science" returns with a live version of their popular podcast, comedically discussing the latest in science news; "Talking Simpsons" hilariously explores the long-running animated TV staple; and "Thinkers and Drinkers" combines two of your favorite things: booze & science! You get to ask a diverse panel of brilliant scientists life's toughest questions; they get to play a drinking game and deliver answers. $15, 21+ only

Performers
avatar for Josef Anolin

Josef Anolin

Born and raised in Oakland, California, Josef Anolin is a premiere comedian who got his start in the Bay Area stand-up comedy community. As a third and fourth generation Filipino and Japanese American who grew up a with a bowl cut in East Oakland, Josef has always been a bit outs... 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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Shain Brenden

Shain Brenden is a Portland-based stand up comedian, writer and full-time handsome person. A natural performer, Shain's laid back style and slick delivery has made him a crowd favorite on stages across the country.His stand up has been featured on SeeSo, Hulu, The Amazon Network, Audible, Sirius XM Radio and Rooftop Comedy... Read More →
avatar for Nicole Calasich

Nicole Calasich

Nicole Calasich is a comedian and producer from SF who has literally never bombed. Her jokes have been on Comedy Central, her face on ABC for Iliza's "Forever 31." Her humor is big words smartcool and her incisive audience rapport is the dumbest. You may have seen her open for th... Read More →
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Emily Catalano

Emily's comedy addresses a wide variety of life's most enjoyable topics: breakups, failed relationships, and ex-lovers. She is becoming known in San Francisco for her smart joke writing and her veritable dead pan delivery. Emily won first place at the 2017 Rooster T. Feathers New... Read More →
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Thinkers and Drinkers

Get ready for two of your favorite things: booze & science! You get to ask a diverse panel of brilliant scientists life's toughest questions; they get to play a drinking game and deliver answers. What's a bitcoin? Why are we attracted to jerks? Is karma real? What’s under San F... Read More →
avatar for Nate Follen

Nate Follen

Originally from the Midwest, Nate is now performing absurd jokes to growing audiences across CA. Nate's humor is refreshingly irreverent. His nonconventional style has won him multiple comedy competitions, and earned him shows great venues including the Hollywood Improv and Cobb... Read More →
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Imran G

Imran G hits the stage with intensity and clever quips that keep his audience enthralled and roaring with laughter. A NASA rocket scientist by day, he performs at clubs and theaters around the San Francisco Bay Area. Imran has been a semi-finalist in the San Francisco International Comedy Competition and the NBC Standup Showcase. He took 1st place in the 2011 Walk the Plank Comedy Competition and the 2014 Moth San Francisco StorySlam. He’s been featured on Audible.com as part of their ‘Sounds like America’ featurette and has performed at SF SketchFest and the Outside Lands Music... Read More →
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Dana Gould

Dana Gould began his professional comedy career at the age of seventeen, and spent the next twenty years or so performing in the halcyon days of “The Comedy Boom”. Dana has several HBO specials to his credit as well guest appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, Lat... Read More →
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Deborah Baker Jr.

Deborah Baker Jr. is an actor/writer/comedian who currently plays Denise Miller on IFC’s wildly funny comedy-horror, "Stan Against Evil." And she plays Esther on "The Great Indoors" on CBS. She is indeed named after her mother Deborah Baker Sr. She was raised in wicked cool Boston Mass.Deborah is often on LA indie stages and at Upright Citizens Brigade performing sketch, improv, stand up and a random lip sync contest here and there... Read More →
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Nate Mooney

Nate Mooney can be seen as Deputy Leon Drinkwater in IFC’s series “Stan Against Evil”.  Previous TV credits include “Son of Zorn", “Breaking Bad", NBC’s “American Odyssey", FX series “The Riches" and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia". Feature works include... Read More →
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Shannon Noll

Shannon Noll is a stand up comedian based out of Chicago, IL. They have opened for Beth Stelling and Emma WIllmann, performed all over the city and the country including CYSK (Chicago and LA), Lincoln Lodge (Chicago), Parlour Car (Chicago), Comedy Corner Underground (Minneapolis... 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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Greg Santos

Greg Santos made his TV debut on ABC’s "The Muppets" in 2015 with 3 hot lines in Episode 5! His hands got more camera time than his face did, but he got to work with Kermit so his life is complete. He did another hot co-star role on CBS’s "Angel from Hell" on Episode 9 and you might also see his face in National Commercials! Born and raised in Las Vegas, NV, he made his way out to San Diego, CA where he started doing Stand Up Comedy in 2009. Now in Los Angeles, Greg has performed at SF Sketchfest (2016), RIOT LA (LA’s Alt Comedy Festival) in 2015... Read More →
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JoAnn Schinderle

JoAnn Schinderle has performed across the country in such festivals as Bumbershoot, Bridgetown, Chicago Comedy Exposition, SF Sketchfest, Hell Yes Fest, All Jane, as well as having won multiple rounds of Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction.As a working stand-up at Helium Comedy Club... Read More →
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This Week in Science

This Week in Science (TWIS) is the kickass science news podcast that started as a radio show in approximately 1999 and made its way to be one of the first science podcasts on the web! Every week, Dr Kiki, a neuroscientist and creator of the show, joins Justin Jackson, a car sales... Read More →
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Eddie Della Siepe

Eddie Della Siepe is a stand up comedian & podcaster originally from Toronto, Canada currently based out of Los Angeles, California.Eddie has made appearances at the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival both in Montreal and Toronto in 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2015. He has been featured on Hulu's stand up series Coming To The Stage... Read More →
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Talking Simpsons

Join your friends Bob, Henry, and Chris for a chronological and cromulent exploration of the greatest show ever made! Each podcast tackles a different episode of The Simpsons, breaking down every 22 minutes of animated entertainment into an embiggening discussion about Our Favori... 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 →
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Valerie Vernale

Valerie Vernale, a San Francisco native, performs all over the Bay Area at venues like the Throckmorton Theater, Cobb’s Comedy Club, and the San Francisco Punch Line. Valerie’s sharp, detailed writing, and stage presence, has made her a favorite among audiences and her Bay Ar... Read More →
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Blake Wexler

Blake Wexler started doing stand-up at the age of 15 in Philadelphia, then moved to Boston in 2007 to pursue his comedy career and attend Emerson College.While at Emerson Blake was named as one of the funniest college students in the country at The Rooftop Aspen Comedy Festival two years in a row, and after graduating with degrees in journalism and political science he moved to Los Angeles. Blake’s first Hollywood job was Keegan Michael-Key’s assistant on the Emmy awarding winning show Key... Read More →



7:00pm

Butt / Naptime / Spooky Dookie (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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Butt

The seeds of Butt were planted in Chicago in 2011. Joe McAdam and Chris Stephens met through the stand up scene and began writing together on a local late night talk show. After they both moved to Los Angeles, they continued collaborating on multiple live and filmed projects incl... Read More →
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Spooky Dookie

Spooky Dookie is Chicago's premier two-woman all-female sketch comedy duo. Claire McFadden and Maureen Monahan regularly perform at iO, the Annoyance, and the Second City. Their comedy is dark and polished, like a beautiful river stone. Your laughter will be loud and raucous, lik... Read More →
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Emmett Montgomery

Seattle based storyteller and comedian Emmett Montgomery appeared on Season 9 of Last Comic Standing and was voted Seattle Weekly’s Best Comedian of 2015- 2017 and one of City Arts Magazines 2015 Artists of the Year as well as listed as one of "7 reasons why Seattle is Funny" b... Read More →
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Naptime

Naptime is a Bay Area-based sketch comedy team whose shows weave together live performances, videos, and surprising surprises to delight audiences whether they like it or not. Born out of SF's own Endgames Improv community, Naptime has performed at SF Sketchfest, the Sonoma Laugh... Read More →



Thursday January 18, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St. San Francisco, CA 94102

7:30pm

Audible's Wish List
Audible Comedy records comedians across North America every night of the week, and this showcase is chock full of our favorite headliners! The highly-opinionated comedy nerds at Audible see something very special in each of them. We love them, you should know them, and most importantly, they’re original and hilarious. So, come see how many killer comics we can cram into a single evening at the very intimate Doc’s Lab, as we present to you Audible’s Wish List for 2018.  $15

Performers
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Marcella Arguello

Too lazy to shoot hoops and too tall to model, Marcella Arguello stands over 6 feet. Although she may be taller than most men, the only thing more intimidating than her height is her comedy. Marcella mixes a combination of genuine reason with a sexy suggestion of street. Deemed as “sexually and ethnically ambiguous” she appeals to everyone and is not afraid to tell you how she really feels about subjects concerning race, gender, politic, relationships, family, work, music, pop culture and whatever else is on her mind that... Read More →
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JB Ball

Raised by a southern conspiracy theorist and a performer from LA, J.B. Ball is built for fishing out the ridiculous and putting it on display. As a charmer who refuses to let things go, he's deceivingly edgy and intelligent in a way that forces audiences to think and re-evaluate... Read More →
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Ngaio Bealum

Ngaio Bealum uses his great storytelling ability, razor sharp wit and engaging stage presence to leave audiences howling with laughter. He has earned a 5 star rating on Ticketmaster.com and has appeared on ABC, MTV, BET, Comedy Central, and many other television programs. He has... Read More →
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Matt Lieb

Matt Lieb is a comedian, writer based out of Los Angeles. He was named one of the "Best Comedians in the Bay Area" by SFist and Courting Comedy. Matt is a correspondent on the Emmy Nominated web series The Star Wars Show, a writer/performer on political comedy show Newsbroke on A... Read More →
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Rick Overton

Actor, Emmy-winning writer, and comedian Rick Overton has starred in numerous HBO and Showtime specials and appears in recurring roles on HBO’s "Veep" and Showtime’s "I’m Dying Up Here." He has also logged guest appearances on "The Middle," "Last Man Standing," and "The Off... Read More →
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JoAnn Schinderle

JoAnn Schinderle has performed across the country in such festivals as Bumbershoot, Bridgetown, Chicago Comedy Exposition, SF Sketchfest, Hell Yes Fest, All Jane, as well as having won multiple rounds of Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction.As a working stand-up at Helium Comedy Club... Read More →
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Steph Tolev

Steph Tolev is a stand up and sketch comedian from Toronto, Canada who is currently living in Los Angeles. Her unique brand of absurd and personal comedy has made her an audience favorite across North America both on stage and on television. As a stand up, Steph has done the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and featured in a TV Gala as well being part of the Homegrown competition in 2014... Read More →
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Mike E. Winfield

Mike E. Winfield in minutes will describe what has happened in your life that very day. Many often leave his live show saying, “Does he live with us?” Strikingly brilliant comedian Mike E. has not slowed down since his debut on The Late Show W/ David Letterman and then winnin... Read More →



Thursday January 18, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Doc's Lab 124 Columbus Avenue San Francisco, CA 94133

7:30pm

The Music of Rushmore: A Live Performance of the Soundtrack
Join an all-star group of musicians under the direction of Marc Capelle as they pay tribute to the soundtrack to Rushmore and recreate the music live. Bandleader Marc Capelle leads an all-star group of musicians including Peter Asher (Peter & Gordon), Tom Ayres (Persephone’s Bees), Allyson Baker (Dirty Ghosts), Andy Cabic (Vetiver), Toby Dammit (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds), Bart Davenport, Karina Denike (Dance Hall Crashers), Devin Hoff (The Nels Cline Singers), Yuka C.Honda (Cibo Matto), Cyril Jordan and Roy Loney (The Flamin’ Groovies), Jon Langford (The Mekons), Thao Nguyen (Thao & The Get Down Stay Down), John Roderick (The Long Winters), Todd Roper (Cake), Pete Straus, Chris Von Sneidern, Laura Weinbach (Foxtails Brigade), a string quartet featuring Dina Maccabee, Helen Newby, Alisa Rose, and Irene Sazer, and a horn/reed section featuring Carroll Ashby, Sheldon Brown, Ben Goldberg, Tom Griesser, Scott Larson, and Amber Lamprecht.  $42 advance, $47 doors 
Co-Presented by Noise Pop, Tricycle Records, and SF Film 
This show is dedicated to the memory of Ralph Carney

Performers
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Peter Asher

Peter Asher, CBE was born in London June 22, 1944, the son of a doctor and a professional musician. He was educated at Westminster School in London and at Kings College, London University, where he studied philosophy. Peter’s entry into the world of the performing arts was as a child actor. At the age of eight he starred in his first film, “The Planter’s Wife” as the son of Claudette Colbert and Jack Hawkins. He went on to act extensively in various film, TV, radio and stage productions. His legendary music career began in 1964 as one-half of the singing duo Peter... Read More →
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Tom Ayres

Tom Ayres, guitarist, fan of guitarist, mountain watcher, ex-surfer, record producer and player of records, multi-instrumentalist apart from woodwinds, mentalist, expert at long relationships with foreigners, father, loving son, Uncle Fun, semi-retired California Resident, grew u... Read More →
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Allyson Baker

Allyson Baker is known for two things, playing guitar and being Canadian. She only does one of those things well. Dirty Ghosts is her main musical vehicle and when flagged down will hop out and join others on their musical adventures. Amongst them have been playing guitar on albu... Read More →
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Sheldon Brown

Composer and woodwind multi-instrumentalist Sheldon Brown has been involved in the San Francisco Bay Area creative music scene for over 20 years. In June of 2014 he premiered his extended composition "Blood of the Air" at the 32nd Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival. Based on the speech melodies of Beat-era Surrealist poet Philip Lamantia, "Blood of the Air" was made possible with the help of Chamber Music America's 2013 New Jazz Works: Commissioning and Ensemble program (funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation), and with additional support from San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music.Brown has performed internationally as a featured soloist with Cuban pianist Omar Sosa, and recorded on 5 of Sosaʼs albums. While with Sosa he performed at many famous venues, such as The North Sea Jazz Festival in Den Haag, New Morning in Paris, Tribute to the Love Generation in Tokyo and many others. Brown performs with many groups in the S.F. Bay Area... Read More →
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Andy Cabic

Andy Cabic is a Bay Area singer-songwriter with the band Vetiver.  
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Marc Capelle

Marc Capelle is a San Francisco native musician, composer, arranger, and producer.He’s played with 100’s of acts including Virgil Shaw, the Fresh & Onlys, Jason Lytle, American Music Club, Tommy Guerrero, Kelley Stoltz, Third Eye Blind, Margaret Cho, and quartet-style gospel pioneers, The West Coast Spiritual Corinthians... Read More →
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Toby Dammit

Larry Mullins (Toby Dammit) was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, leaving at age 20. His website (http://www.tobydammit.com/) documents his appearances on 235 published recordings & 1,893 live concerts (2017). His work on numerous television & film soundtracks, notably including “School Of Rock”, was highlighted by a premier at the Cannes Film Festival with Johnny Depp for his film “The Brave” in 1997. He's been a member of Iggy Pop's band, SWANS, The Residents, Iggy and The Stooges and currently Nick Cave... Read More →
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Bart Davenport

Bart Davenport might be a multitude of things, depending on whom you ask. He’s been a mod, a blues singer and a softrock troubadour. He’s an eccentric guitarist and singer with the timeless voice of a real crooner. He lives and writes songs in Los Angeles. His work transports us to an imagined past or future that is curiously both the 80s and the 60s. Like most speculative fiction, Davenport’s stories might just be a reflection of now, taking place in a fantasy world but conveying personal and universal truths. He performs and records with his band The Bedazzled, featuring bassist, Jessica Espeleta, guitarist Wayne Faler (Dream Boys) and drummer Andres Renteria. The group recently spent 11 days at a studio in Boyle Heights with producer, Aaron Olson (L.A. Takedown) recording ‘Blue Motel’ the latest Bart Davenport record scheduled for release in February 2018 on Lovemonk Records.A native of Oakland, California, Bart Davenport’s roots are in the 90s garage and blues scenes. His first band, The Loved Ones performed a rawkus style of... Read More →
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Karina Denike

San Francisco's darling Karina Deniké is a versatile vocalist, songwriter, collaborator and band leader who moves fluidly from intimate torch song chanteuse to soul singer, to punk powerhouse. "Deniké possesses a voice so rich and luxuriant she sounds like she was born to sing any song that comes her way”.(KQED’s California Report... Read More →
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Ben Goldberg

Clarinetist and composer Ben Goldberg grew up in Denver, Colorado. He was a pupil of the eminent clarinetist Rosario Mazzeo and studied with Steve Lacy and Joe Lovano. Since 1992, when his group New Klezmer Trio "kicked open the door for radical experiments with Ashkenazi roots music" (SF Chronicle), Ben has shaped a career through curiosity and experimentation across many genres and styles. In 2012 he premiered Orphic Machine, a ten movement song-cycle based on the poetical writings of Allen Grossman, released on CD and LP in 2015. The New York Times has noted that Ben’s music “conveys a feeling of joyous research into the basics of polyphony and collective improvising, the constant usefulness of musicians intuitively coming together and pulling... Read More →
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Tom Griesser

Tom Griesser is a saxophonist and a clarinetist who has been performing on the San Francisco music scene for 25 years. He first became interested in jazz from hearing his father's record collection, which included works by Benny Goodman and Duke Ellington. In the early 1990's, Tom began playing with a band that played a prominent role in the swing revival, St. Vitus Dance, while also performing with his own jazz quintet, the Section 8 Project. In 1997, he joined the New Morty Show, a local swing band, as their baritone saxophonist. His tenure with the New Morty Show included regular performances at the New York, New York Casino in Las Vegas as well as three national tours and a performance on the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon in Hollywood.Soon after leaving the New Morty Show, Tom joined the highly-acclaimed Marcus Shelby Orchestra and was an original member of Brass Monkey Brass Band. He continues to perform with both groups. With Marcus Shelby, he has performed on alto, tenor and baritone saxes and on Bb clarinet and bass clarinet, recording on four albums with his orchestra. With Brass Monkey, Tom has played the Monterey Jazz Festival and at the Hollywood Bowl, opening for the Meters and the Neville Brothers.Tom has performed and recorded with Marc Capelle for over 15 years, and has been a member of Marc and the Casuals for almost a decade.In addition to these ensembles, Tom has a jazz organ quartet, B3B4, a jazz trio, the Tom Griesser 3, and performs regularly with the Cottontails, a group that plays jazz and early... Read More →
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Cyril Jordan and Roy Loney of the Flamin’ Groovies

The Flamin' Groovies story goes all the way back to 1965 when theband began as the Chosen Few in their hometown of San Francisco,California.  After a name change and a self-released 10 inch album called"Sneakers", which sold amazingly well, the band caught the attention ofColumbia who signed them up and sent them into the studio with a bigbudget to record their first real album, "Supersnazz", on the Epic label.Their next two albums were on Kama Sutra (home of their heroes, The Lovin'Spoonful): "Flamingo", and the now revered classic "Teenage Head".Lead singer Roy Loney left the band right after that (in 1971)and lead guitarist Cyril Jordan moved the group to England with ChrisWilson (formerly of Loose Gravel) taking over as front man... Read More →
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Devin Hoff

Devin Hoff (bassist, composer, arranger) grew up in a musical family in Colorado, exposed from a young age to rock, jazz, country, and eventually metal and punk. He began studying the bass in his early teens, and soon fell in love with the upright bass, waking up in pre-dawn darkness to practice before going to school. In high school he was fortunate to study with renowned bassists John Patitucci and Edgar Meyer, as well as play with internationally recognized local musicians such as Hugh Ragin and Ron Miles. While balancing classical bass studies, jazz gigs and playing in high school metal and punk bands, he developed an appreciation for a wide range of musical processes and environments.Foregoing college, he moved to San Francisco in 1994 to be a part of the city’s then thriving punk scene. A few years later, after many gigs, countless drummers—and stories no one would ever believe—Hoff decided to refocus his energies on the jazz world. Relocating over the bridge to Oakland, he discovered that several older and revered jazz musicians had settled in the East Bay after they had quit the road. This meant direct oral tradition connections to many heroes of that musical style, from Dinah Washington, Charlie Mingus, Duke, and Bird, to Ornette and the AACM! He found himself immersed in a multi-generational community of dedicated people keeping jazz alive and vibrant. These were his University years after all, playing with great musicians such as John Handy, Faye Carol, Hal Stein, William Stewart, E.W. Wainright, Idris Ackamoore, and also younger players such as Vijay Iyer, Liberty Ellman, Ambrose Akinmusire, and Kito Gamble.In 1999 Hoff and drummer/co-writer Ches Smith (the two met on a Bay Area jazz gig) formed the influential punk/jazz duo Good For Cows... Read More →
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Yuka C. Honda

Yuka C. Honda (C is for Cline) is a musician/producer/composer/performer. Born in Tokyo, Honda spent part her childhood in Dusseldorf, Germany and in a small village in Denmark. She feels that having lived in different countries and learned different languages before her foundati... Read More →
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Amber Lamprecht

Woodwind player and vocalist, Amber Lamprecht  has performed with Rodriguez,Robebert Smigel, Vocal Arts Ensemble and Mark Eitzel as well as the legendarybig band, SemiRet. Admiral Brinkley’s Jazz Argosy.  She is also an educator and is the co-founder and director of the Literacy and Language... Read More →
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Jon Langford

The L'homme de Renaissance of indie rock. The prolific Welshman-cum-Chicagoan has done it all in his time. Founded the Ground Zero UK art/punk collective The Mekons (who, many suggest, went on to inadvertently turn a bunch of punk rock snots like Bloodshot Rob into country fans with their seminal albums Fear and Whiskeyand Honky Tonkin') , noise rock progenitors The Three Johns and countless collaborations with greats, near-greats and unheard of cult figures.For Bloodshot, he's been an indefatigueable presence in our shoddy offices since day one. In addition to all his musical contributions as a solo artist, he's created lots of cover art, produced lots of records, lent his ham-fisted guitar stylings to recordings by the Old 97's, Roger Knox, Rosie Flores, Kelly Hogan, Andre Williams, Sadies, Sally Timms, Danbert Nobacon, Alejandro Escovedo, among others, draws a comic strip, writes books, appeared as the backing band on This American Life and acts as a reeling papa bear figure to many of Chicago's musicians looking for direction and reassurance in this vicious racket we call the music industry.Since the man creates more music than any one band could possibly hold, he's also the guiding force in the Waco Brothers, the rarely convened collective of the Pine Valley Cosmonauts, the Skull... Read More →
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Scott Larson

Scott Larson is a trombonist, arranger,composer and bandleader in the San Francisco Bay Area.  He has been performing in the Bay Area for over two decades now, performing a variety of genres of music, and has played with such Jazz legends as Ray Brown, Smith Dobson, Bill Berry, Maria Muldaur, Dizzy Gillespie... Read More →
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Dina Maccabee

Dina Maccabee is a composer, songwriter, and violinist/violist/vocalist who works in variety of styles, from traditional music to pop to experimental composition. An original member of Real Vocal String Quartet and half of Bay Area duo Ramon & Jessica, she has toured internationa... Read More →
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Helen Newby

Helen Newby continually seeks ways to expand the technical and expressive boundaries of her instrument through close collaboration with other innovative performers, composers and artists. Helen's passion for collaboration and experimentation has led her to work with a number of b... Read More →
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Thao Nguyen

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down—the San Francisco−based band fronted by singer and songwriter Thao Nguyen—releases their fourth album, A Man Alive, on March 4, 2016. Following the critical success of We The Common (2013), which was largely inspired by Thao’s volunteer work with the California Coalition for Women’s Prisoners, A Man Alive is an evolution in both subject matter and sound. Thao says: “I wanted A Man Alive to be beat- and bass-driven—rather than guitar-based—extending and elaborating upon the hip-hop influences of the previous record. A Man Alive is more instrumental, more riff- and loop-centric, and has more manipulated sounds.” The Get Down Stay Down are at their best on this record, and Thao herself experimented with programming drumbeats for several tracks, although live drums are also played on every song.Mostly recorded at Tiny Telephone Studios in San Francisco, A Man Alive was produced by Merrill Garbus of Tune-Yards. Collaborating with Garbus, who is a close personal friend, allowed Thao to achieve the sound she had been striving for on previous releases. “Looking back,” she says, “I was less sure of what I wanted. With this record I had clearer vision and aspirations. I wanted emotion. I wanted power. I wanted beats. Merrill’s priority was that I take songs and ideas and run with them; she pushed us all over the place. She carved out time and space for us to experiment at will and fostered a very supportive, creative environment. Everyone was compelled to go beyond what they were comfortable doing. Musician-wise we kept it tight knit because the songs were so personal and vulnerable, and it was such an intense process, I only wanted those who know me well.”A Man Alive finds Thao exploring darker and more personal territory than in her earlier songwriting. She grew up in Northern Virginia, on the outskirts of Washington, DC. When Thao was young, her father left the family. She helped out in her mother’s laundromat as a teenager, sitting at the counter with a guitar, making change for customers, working on her first songs, and playing at open mics in the evenings. Her father drifted in and out of their lives.“The record is essentially about my relationship with my dad, its trajectory. It’s a document of my life inconjunction with his, even though we’ve always been leading our lives away from each other. Some are optimistic and forgiving, some are the opposite. There are songs from his perspective: I imagined what it would be like to have kids and choose to exist without them, or feel like you have to save them from yourself. I realized there was this relationship that I never really talk about, realized it’s defined so much of me. So it was a point of reckoning. The record wrote itself. Painstakingly, of course.”The emotional center of A Man Alive is the gorgeous, plaintive “Millionaire,” a song about a waywardfather. While the song could have ended up as a folk ballad, its instrumentation and atmosphere is of a piece with the rest of the album, pushed along by heavily reverbed synthesizer, a simple guitar riff, and subdued drums and bass. “That’s a sad fucking song,” Thao said. “I remember walking out of the vocal booth, and I saw Merrill tearing up. It’s uncompromisingly sad, which I don’t traffic well in. It took a lot.”Much of A Man Alive is vibrant and danceable—including standout tracks such as “Astonished Man,”“Slash/Burn,” “Nobody Dies,” and “Meticulous Bird”—and the juxtaposition of that exuberance with thedark themes explored in the lyrics is one of the album’s great achievements. The songs are oftenpunctuated by handclaps, sing-along choruses, and ass-shaking beats. While these songs come from a deeply personal origin, they have such an accessible quality that it is easy to imagine an engaged and participatory live audience. “I suspect that’s always been my motive,” Thao says, “but this is the most actualized that it’s ever been. I wanted to make a record that was very introspective and personal, but it would also seek to communicate. And we would have fun performing it—not just fun, but I wanted a kind of crazy, rabid, animal energy. That’s my favorite thing about performing—you can tap into this frenzy. We want people to dance and feel. And I want to do that every night, too.”A Man Alive is undoubtedly a new career highlight for Thao... Read More →
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John Roderick

John Roderick is an accomplished musician, the front-man for indie-rock favorites The Long Winters, as well as a writer, politician, and podcaster.
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Todd Roper

Master trap drummer, Todd Roper performs with CAKE, Gregory Loiacono, and Virgil Shaw . He also has worked with Chuck Prophet, Lee Bob Watson, and Sean Hayes. He is affectionately known as Mr. Pringles for all the right reasons.
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Alisa Rose

Fiddler and violinist, composer and improviser, Alisa Rose, www.arosefiddle.com is a modern musician who easily navigates between many musical styles. With roots in classical music as well as American musical tradition, she attracts attention for her expressive lyrical voice on the violin... Read More →
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Irene Sazer

Irene Sazer: Known internationally as a founding member of Turtle Island String Quartet, violinist Irene Sazer has won acclaim as a soloist, concertmaster, recording artist, and respected educator. Sazer is an in-demand genre-hopping violinist and fiddler of many styles. She foun... Read More →
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Laura Weinbach

The Hollywood Hills-born daughter of a horror filmmaker and sister of a cult comedian, Foxtails front-girl Laura Weinbach grew up in a household that embraced eccentricity. Her next-door neighbors were circus contortionists with emus and fang-toothed monkeys as pets and her child... Read More →



Thursday January 18, 2018 7:30pm - 9:30pm
The Chapel 777 Valencia Street San Francisco, CA 94110

8:00pm

Comedy Music Night
It's a night of music and comedy with San Francisco's Death Ray Astray, JR De Guzman, Eric Rubin, Anthony Veneziale; Seattle's Bhama Roget; Los Angeles' Megan Simon; and Portland's Paul Schlesinger! $15

Performers
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Death Ray Astray

Death Ray Astray is an up and coming hip hop group that won several awards in France, Germany and all of Australia. They have received no awards from their home countries of England and America. They infuse Baha Men with a little Wu Tang with a side of Grilled Cheese. Their hit... 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 →
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Bhama Roget

Originally from Garland, TX, Bhama has spent most of her performance career in Seattle, double-fisting comedy and theatre with a music chaser. She has a 30-year background in Improvisation and is Co-Director of The Edge Improv in Seattle, of which she has been a member for 18 yea... 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 →
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Paul Schlesinger

Paul Schlesinger is an tall comedian with a guitar living in Portland, OR. He was a finalist in 2017 Portland's Funniest Person Contest and has performed in the Bridgetown Comedy Fest, Bumbershoot and Pickathon. Hopefully by the time you are reading this his public access show &... Read More →
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Megan Simon

Megan Simon is a comedy musician from Austin, TX living in Los Angeles, CA. Her songs range from folksy to emo and everywhere in between, with a common theme of self-deprecation.She has performed in festivals all around the country, including Hell Yes Fest (NOLA), New York City S... Read More →
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Anthony Veneziale

Anthony Veneziale (aka Two-Touch) has been performing and teaching improv for over twenty years and is a leader in the field of musical improvisation. He is a founding member of Freestyle Love Supreme (NYC), The Freeze (SF), and American Immigrants (SF). He has used these techniques to help create endeavors with Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, In the Heights, The Electric Company), Daveed Diggs (The Freeze) and numerous networks (HBO, TBS, MTV, Nickelodeon, PBS) and companies (Radical Media, Google, etc). Veneziale co-founded Speechless in 2013 with Sammy Wegent... Read More →



Thursday January 18, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

Mission CTRL / Matt Hatfield: Perfectly Adequate
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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Mission CTRL

Mission CTRL is a sketch comedy startup based in San Francisco. After years of disruptive comedic innovation on stage and in video, Mission CTRL held their highly-anticipated IPO in 2011 to billions in projected revenues. They are repeat performers at SF Sketchfest, creators of t... Read More →
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Evan Eggers

Evan Eggers is a comedian, writer, improvisor, and self diagnosed “artistic type” that discovered his love of performing in Austin, Tx and now lives in that shining oasis of tight jeans and loose morals we call Los Angeles, CA.His stand up is a deeply personal study of the wo... Read More →
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Matt Hatfield

Matt Hatfield is a well experienced Seattle based sketch comedian and improviser. He was a founding member of Sketch group, "Drop the Root Beer and Run", has improvised with Seattle based improv groups such as ComedySportz Seattle, Whattabout, and duos: Matt-a-Graham, and Matt-en... Read More →


Thursday January 18, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm

Baron Vaughn
Actor/comedian/writer Baron Vaughn graduated from Boston University's theatre program and immediately went on to the Williamstown Theatre Festival. That same year he was cast in DROWNING CROW with Alfre Woodard on Broadway. He was also featured in DAMN YANKEES at the NY City Center with Jane Krakowski and Sean Hayes. Baron is a series regular on GRACE AND FRANKIE which is about to go into production on its fourth season for Netflix. Baron will also be the voice of Tom Servo in the much-anticipated reboot of MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 for Netflix, premiering mid-April. Baron’s documentary about the search for his father, FATHERLESS, will premiere on Fusion in early April. Other television/film credits include GIRLS, COMEDY BANG BANG, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, CLOVERFIELD, and BLACK DYNAMITE. As a comedian, Baron has toured all over the country performing at festivals, clubs and theatres. He has been featured on NBC’s LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON and twice on CONAN on TBS. He has had a half hour special on Comedy Central, and his comedy album, RAISED BY CABLE, is available on iTunes.Irene Tu is a San Francisco based stand-up comedian, writer, and actor. In 2016, she was named one of the “Bay Area’s 11 Best Stand Up Comedians” by the SFist and one of 20 “Women to Watch” by KQED. She has been featured in numerous comedy festivals including SF Sketchfest, Limestone Comedy Festival, and Crom Comedy Festival. Irene hosts several popular shows in the Bay Area: Man Haters, Hysteria, The Mission Position, Laugh Function and Millennials Ruin Everything (they do). You can follow her @irene_tu. irenetu.com $22

Performers
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Adrian McNair

Adrian McNair is a San Francisco based stand up comedian who can’t think of a better way to put a college degree to good use. In addition to recently making his television debut on Viceland’s “Flophouse” he's been featured in the 2015, 2016, and 2017 SF Sketchfest, and th... Read More →
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Irene Tu

Irene Tu is a Chicago-born, San Francisco-based stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. In 2017, the San Francisco Chronicle singled her out as an “artist on the brink of fame,” on the heels of being named one of the “Bay Area’s 11 Best Stand Up Comedians” (SFist) and one of 20 “Women to Watch” (KQED). She has performed at SF Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Riot LA and her comedy was featured on Seeso and Viceland. Irene has opened for comedians such as Anthony Jeselnik, W. Kamau Bell, Gary Gulman, Hari Kondabolu, and Aparna... Read More →
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Baron Vaughn

Baron Vaughn is a series regular on Netflix’s Grace & Frankie in the role of “Bud” with season 4 starting Jan 19, 2018. He's also the voice of "Tom Servo" in the new Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return also streaming on Netflix. He's also also made a documentary called Fatherless for the Fusion network directed by Dawn Porter.As a comedian, Baron’s performed stand-up on Conan (twice), Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (doesn’t exist anymore), Showtime's SXSW Comedy, as well as The Meltdown and The Half Hour both on Comedy Central. He's the self-proclaimed "Master of Festivals" most notably having performed in the HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival (Aspen), Just for Laughs Comedy Festival (Montreal), South Beach Comedy Festival (Miami), Moontower Comedy Festival (Austin), SXSW Festival (Austin), San Francisco Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival (Portland), Vancouver Comedy Festival, Accidental Comedy Festival (Cleveland), Chicago Comedy Exposition, JashFesht (Palm Springs), Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival (TN), and Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival (Seattle).Baron has two comedy recordings, Raised by... Read More →



Thursday January 18, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street San Francisco, CA 94111

10:30pm

The Music of The Royal Tenenbaums: A Live Performance of the Soundtrack
Join an all-star group of musicians under the direction of Marc Capelle as they pay tribute to the soundtrack to The Royal Tenenbaums and recreate the music live. Bandleader Marc Capelle leads an all-star group of musicians including Peter Asher (Peter & Gordon), Tom Ayres (Persephone’s Bees), Allyson Baker (Dirty Ghosts), Toby Dammit (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds), Bart Davenport, Karina Denike (Dance Hall Crashers), Hether Fortune (Wax Idols), Devin Hoff (The Nels Cline Singers), Yuka C.Honda (Cibo Matto), Cyril Jordan and Roy Loney (The Flamin’ Groovies), Jon Langford (The Mekons), Thao Nguyen (Thao & The Get Down Stay Down), John Roderick (The Long Winters), Todd Roper (Cake), Kurt Stevenson, a string quartet featuring Dina Maccabee, Helen Newby, Alisa Rose, and Irene Sazer, and a horn/reed section featuring Carroll Ashby, Sheldon Brown, Ben Goldberg, Tom Griesser, Scott Larson, and Amber Lamprecht. $42 advance, $47 doors
Co-Presented by Noise Pop, Tricycle Records, and SF Film
This show is dedicated to the memory of Ralph Carney

Performers
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Peter Asher

Peter Asher, CBE was born in London June 22, 1944, the son of a doctor and a professional musician. He was educated at Westminster School in London and at Kings College, London University, where he studied philosophy. Peter’s entry into the world of the performing arts was as a child actor. At the age of eight he starred in his first film, “The Planter’s Wife” as the son of Claudette Colbert and Jack Hawkins. He went on to act extensively in various film, TV, radio and stage productions. His legendary music career began in 1964 as one-half of the singing duo Peter... Read More →
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Tom Ayres

Tom Ayres, guitarist, fan of guitarist, mountain watcher, ex-surfer, record producer and player of records, multi-instrumentalist apart from woodwinds, mentalist, expert at long relationships with foreigners, father, loving son, Uncle Fun, semi-retired California Resident, grew u... Read More →
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Allyson Baker

Allyson Baker is known for two things, playing guitar and being Canadian. She only does one of those things well. Dirty Ghosts is her main musical vehicle and when flagged down will hop out and join others on their musical adventures. Amongst them have been playing guitar on albu... Read More →
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Sheldon Brown

Composer and woodwind multi-instrumentalist Sheldon Brown has been involved in the San Francisco Bay Area creative music scene for over 20 years. In June of 2014 he premiered his extended composition "Blood of the Air" at the 32nd Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival. Based on the speech melodies of Beat-era Surrealist poet Philip Lamantia, "Blood of the Air" was made possible with the help of Chamber Music America's 2013 New Jazz Works: Commissioning and Ensemble program (funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation), and with additional support from San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music.Brown has performed internationally as a featured soloist with Cuban pianist Omar Sosa, and recorded on 5 of Sosaʼs albums. While with Sosa he performed at many famous venues, such as The North Sea Jazz Festival in Den Haag, New Morning in Paris, Tribute to the Love Generation in Tokyo and many others. Brown performs with many groups in the S.F. Bay Area... Read More →
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Marc Capelle

Marc Capelle is a San Francisco native musician, composer, arranger, and producer.He’s played with 100’s of acts including Virgil Shaw, the Fresh & Onlys, Jason Lytle, American Music Club, Tommy Guerrero, Kelley Stoltz, Third Eye Blind, Margaret Cho, and quartet-style gospel pioneers, The West Coast Spiritual Corinthians... Read More →
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Toby Dammit

Larry Mullins (Toby Dammit) was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, leaving at age 20. His website (http://www.tobydammit.com/) documents his appearances on 235 published recordings & 1,893 live concerts (2017). His work on numerous television & film soundtracks, notably including “School Of Rock”, was highlighted by a premier at the Cannes Film Festival with Johnny Depp for his film “The Brave” in 1997. He's been a member of Iggy Pop's band, SWANS, The Residents, Iggy and The Stooges and currently Nick Cave... Read More →
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Bart Davenport

Bart Davenport might be a multitude of things, depending on whom you ask. He’s been a mod, a blues singer and a softrock troubadour. He’s an eccentric guitarist and singer with the timeless voice of a real crooner. He lives and writes songs in Los Angeles. His work transports us to an imagined past or future that is curiously both the 80s and the 60s. Like most speculative fiction, Davenport’s stories might just be a reflection of now, taking place in a fantasy world but conveying personal and universal truths. He performs and records with his band The Bedazzled, featuring bassist, Jessica Espeleta, guitarist Wayne Faler (Dream Boys) and drummer Andres Renteria. The group recently spent 11 days at a studio in Boyle Heights with producer, Aaron Olson (L.A. Takedown) recording ‘Blue Motel’ the latest Bart Davenport record scheduled for release in February 2018 on Lovemonk Records.A native of Oakland, California, Bart Davenport’s roots are in the 90s garage and blues scenes. His first band, The Loved Ones performed a rawkus style of... Read More →
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Karina Denike

San Francisco's darling Karina Deniké is a versatile vocalist, songwriter, collaborator and band leader who moves fluidly from intimate torch song chanteuse to soul singer, to punk powerhouse. "Deniké possesses a voice so rich and luxuriant she sounds like she was born to sing any song that comes her way”.(KQED’s California Report... Read More →
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Hether Fortune

Hether Fortune is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist & producer best known for her work in the band Wax Idols.
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Ben Goldberg

Clarinetist and composer Ben Goldberg grew up in Denver, Colorado. He was a pupil of the eminent clarinetist Rosario Mazzeo and studied with Steve Lacy and Joe Lovano. Since 1992, when his group New Klezmer Trio "kicked open the door for radical experiments with Ashkenazi roots music" (SF Chronicle), Ben has shaped a career through curiosity and experimentation across many genres and styles. In 2012 he premiered Orphic Machine, a ten movement song-cycle based on the poetical writings of Allen Grossman, released on CD and LP in 2015. The New York Times has noted that Ben’s music “conveys a feeling of joyous research into the basics of polyphony and collective improvising, the constant usefulness of musicians intuitively coming together and pulling... Read More →
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Tom Griesser

Tom Griesser is a saxophonist and a clarinetist who has been performing on the San Francisco music scene for 25 years. He first became interested in jazz from hearing his father's record collection, which included works by Benny Goodman and Duke Ellington. In the early 1990's, Tom began playing with a band that played a prominent role in the swing revival, St. Vitus Dance, while also performing with his own jazz quintet, the Section 8 Project. In 1997, he joined the New Morty Show, a local swing band, as their baritone saxophonist. His tenure with the New Morty Show included regular performances at the New York, New York Casino in Las Vegas as well as three national tours and a performance on the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon in Hollywood.Soon after leaving the New Morty Show, Tom joined the highly-acclaimed Marcus Shelby Orchestra and was an original member of Brass Monkey Brass Band. He continues to perform with both groups. With Marcus Shelby, he has performed on alto, tenor and baritone saxes and on Bb clarinet and bass clarinet, recording on four albums with his orchestra. With Brass Monkey, Tom has played the Monterey Jazz Festival and at the Hollywood Bowl, opening for the Meters and the Neville Brothers.Tom has performed and recorded with Marc Capelle for over 15 years, and has been a member of Marc and the Casuals for almost a decade.In addition to these ensembles, Tom has a jazz organ quartet, B3B4, a jazz trio, the Tom Griesser 3, and performs regularly with the Cottontails, a group that plays jazz and early... Read More →
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Cyril Jordan and Roy Loney of the Flamin’ Groovies

The Flamin' Groovies story goes all the way back to 1965 when theband began as the Chosen Few in their hometown of San Francisco,California.  After a name change and a self-released 10 inch album called"Sneakers", which sold amazingly well, the band caught the attention ofColumbia who signed them up and sent them into the studio with a bigbudget to record their first real album, "Supersnazz", on the Epic label.Their next two albums were on Kama Sutra (home of their heroes, The Lovin'Spoonful): "Flamingo", and the now revered classic "Teenage Head".Lead singer Roy Loney left the band right after that (in 1971)and lead guitarist Cyril Jordan moved the group to England with ChrisWilson (formerly of Loose Gravel) taking over as front man... Read More →
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Devin Hoff

Devin Hoff (bassist, composer, arranger) grew up in a musical family in Colorado, exposed from a young age to rock, jazz, country, and eventually metal and punk. He began studying the bass in his early teens, and soon fell in love with the upright bass, waking up in pre-dawn darkness to practice before going to school. In high school he was fortunate to study with renowned bassists John Patitucci and Edgar Meyer, as well as play with internationally recognized local musicians such as Hugh Ragin and Ron Miles. While balancing classical bass studies, jazz gigs and playing in high school metal and punk bands, he developed an appreciation for a wide range of musical processes and environments.Foregoing college, he moved to San Francisco in 1994 to be a part of the city’s then thriving punk scene. A few years later, after many gigs, countless drummers—and stories no one would ever believe—Hoff decided to refocus his energies on the jazz world. Relocating over the bridge to Oakland, he discovered that several older and revered jazz musicians had settled in the East Bay after they had quit the road. This meant direct oral tradition connections to many heroes of that musical style, from Dinah Washington, Charlie Mingus, Duke, and Bird, to Ornette and the AACM! He found himself immersed in a multi-generational community of dedicated people keeping jazz alive and vibrant. These were his University years after all, playing with great musicians such as John Handy, Faye Carol, Hal Stein, William Stewart, E.W. Wainright, Idris Ackamoore, and also younger players such as Vijay Iyer, Liberty Ellman, Ambrose Akinmusire, and Kito Gamble.In 1999 Hoff and drummer/co-writer Ches Smith (the two met on a Bay Area jazz gig) formed the influential punk/jazz duo Good For Cows... Read More →
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Yuka C. Honda

Yuka C. Honda (C is for Cline) is a musician/producer/composer/performer. Born in Tokyo, Honda spent part her childhood in Dusseldorf, Germany and in a small village in Denmark. She feels that having lived in different countries and learned different languages before her foundati... Read More →
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Amber Lamprecht

Woodwind player and vocalist, Amber Lamprecht  has performed with Rodriguez,Robebert Smigel, Vocal Arts Ensemble and Mark Eitzel as well as the legendarybig band, SemiRet. Admiral Brinkley’s Jazz Argosy.  She is also an educator and is the co-founder and director of the Literacy and Language... Read More →
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Jon Langford

The L'homme de Renaissance of indie rock. The prolific Welshman-cum-Chicagoan has done it all in his time. Founded the Ground Zero UK art/punk collective The Mekons (who, many suggest, went on to inadvertently turn a bunch of punk rock snots like Bloodshot Rob into country fans with their seminal albums Fear and Whiskeyand Honky Tonkin') , noise rock progenitors The Three Johns and countless collaborations with greats, near-greats and unheard of cult figures.For Bloodshot, he's been an indefatigueable presence in our shoddy offices since day one. In addition to all his musical contributions as a solo artist, he's created lots of cover art, produced lots of records, lent his ham-fisted guitar stylings to recordings by the Old 97's, Roger Knox, Rosie Flores, Kelly Hogan, Andre Williams, Sadies, Sally Timms, Danbert Nobacon, Alejandro Escovedo, among others, draws a comic strip, writes books, appeared as the backing band on This American Life and acts as a reeling papa bear figure to many of Chicago's musicians looking for direction and reassurance in this vicious racket we call the music industry.Since the man creates more music than any one band could possibly hold, he's also the guiding force in the Waco Brothers, the rarely convened collective of the Pine Valley Cosmonauts, the Skull... Read More →
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Scott Larson

Scott Larson is a trombonist, arranger,composer and bandleader in the San Francisco Bay Area.  He has been performing in the Bay Area for over two decades now, performing a variety of genres of music, and has played with such Jazz legends as Ray Brown, Smith Dobson, Bill Berry, Maria Muldaur, Dizzy Gillespie... Read More →
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Dina Maccabee

Dina Maccabee is a composer, songwriter, and violinist/violist/vocalist who works in variety of styles, from traditional music to pop to experimental composition. An original member of Real Vocal String Quartet and half of Bay Area duo Ramon & Jessica, she has toured internationa... Read More →
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Helen Newby

Helen Newby continually seeks ways to expand the technical and expressive boundaries of her instrument through close collaboration with other innovative performers, composers and artists. Helen's passion for collaboration and experimentation has led her to work with a number of b... Read More →
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Thao Nguyen

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down—the San Francisco−based band fronted by singer and songwriter Thao Nguyen—releases their fourth album, A Man Alive, on March 4, 2016. Following the critical success of We The Common (2013), which was largely inspired by Thao’s volunteer work with the California Coalition for Women’s Prisoners, A Man Alive is an evolution in both subject matter and sound. Thao says: “I wanted A Man Alive to be beat- and bass-driven—rather than guitar-based—extending and elaborating upon the hip-hop influences of the previous record. A Man Alive is more instrumental, more riff- and loop-centric, and has more manipulated sounds.” The Get Down Stay Down are at their best on this record, and Thao herself experimented with programming drumbeats for several tracks, although live drums are also played on every song.Mostly recorded at Tiny Telephone Studios in San Francisco, A Man Alive was produced by Merrill Garbus of Tune-Yards. Collaborating with Garbus, who is a close personal friend, allowed Thao to achieve the sound she had been striving for on previous releases. “Looking back,” she says, “I was less sure of what I wanted. With this record I had clearer vision and aspirations. I wanted emotion. I wanted power. I wanted beats. Merrill’s priority was that I take songs and ideas and run with them; she pushed us all over the place. She carved out time and space for us to experiment at will and fostered a very supportive, creative environment. Everyone was compelled to go beyond what they were comfortable doing. Musician-wise we kept it tight knit because the songs were so personal and vulnerable, and it was such an intense process, I only wanted those who know me well.”A Man Alive finds Thao exploring darker and more personal territory than in her earlier songwriting. She grew up in Northern Virginia, on the outskirts of Washington, DC. When Thao was young, her father left the family. She helped out in her mother’s laundromat as a teenager, sitting at the counter with a guitar, making change for customers, working on her first songs, and playing at open mics in the evenings. Her father drifted in and out of their lives.“The record is essentially about my relationship with my dad, its trajectory. It’s a document of my life inconjunction with his, even though we’ve always been leading our lives away from each other. Some are optimistic and forgiving, some are the opposite. There are songs from his perspective: I imagined what it would be like to have kids and choose to exist without them, or feel like you have to save them from yourself. I realized there was this relationship that I never really talk about, realized it’s defined so much of me. So it was a point of reckoning. The record wrote itself. Painstakingly, of course.”The emotional center of A Man Alive is the gorgeous, plaintive “Millionaire,” a song about a waywardfather. While the song could have ended up as a folk ballad, its instrumentation and atmosphere is of a piece with the rest of the album, pushed along by heavily reverbed synthesizer, a simple guitar riff, and subdued drums and bass. “That’s a sad fucking song,” Thao said. “I remember walking out of the vocal booth, and I saw Merrill tearing up. It’s uncompromisingly sad, which I don’t traffic well in. It took a lot.”Much of A Man Alive is vibrant and danceable—including standout tracks such as “Astonished Man,”“Slash/Burn,” “Nobody Dies,” and “Meticulous Bird”—and the juxtaposition of that exuberance with thedark themes explored in the lyrics is one of the album’s great achievements. The songs are oftenpunctuated by handclaps, sing-along choruses, and ass-shaking beats. While these songs come from a deeply personal origin, they have such an accessible quality that it is easy to imagine an engaged and participatory live audience. “I suspect that’s always been my motive,” Thao says, “but this is the most actualized that it’s ever been. I wanted to make a record that was very introspective and personal, but it would also seek to communicate. And we would have fun performing it—not just fun, but I wanted a kind of crazy, rabid, animal energy. That’s my favorite thing about performing—you can tap into this frenzy. We want people to dance and feel. And I want to do that every night, too.”A Man Alive is undoubtedly a new career highlight for Thao... Read More →
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John Roderick

John Roderick is an accomplished musician, the front-man for indie-rock favorites The Long Winters, as well as a writer, politician, and podcaster.
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Todd Roper

Master trap drummer, Todd Roper performs with CAKE, Gregory Loiacono, and Virgil Shaw . He also has worked with Chuck Prophet, Lee Bob Watson, and Sean Hayes. He is affectionately known as Mr. Pringles for all the right reasons.
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Alisa Rose

Fiddler and violinist, composer and improviser, Alisa Rose, www.arosefiddle.com is a modern musician who easily navigates between many musical styles. With roots in classical music as well as American musical tradition, she attracts attention for her expressive lyrical voice on the violin... Read More →
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Irene Sazer

Irene Sazer: Known internationally as a founding member of Turtle Island String Quartet, violinist Irene Sazer has won acclaim as a soloist, concertmaster, recording artist, and respected educator. Sazer is an in-demand genre-hopping violinist and fiddler of many styles. She foun... Read More →
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Kurt Stevenson

Kurt Stevenson is a multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar, bass, slide guitar, dobro, fiddle, banjo, and has hired out his whistle on silent film, television and video game scores. He has been a member of countless bands in San Francisco since the late 80’s including The Old Jo... Read More →



Thursday January 18, 2018 10:30pm - 11:59pm
The Chapel 777 Valencia Street San Francisco, CA 94110
 
Friday, January 19
 

7:00pm

Endgames Sketch Company / Nameless Numberhead / Spooky Dookie (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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Endgames Sketch Company

Started in 2014, the Endgames Sketch Company has written and performed the Examined Life as well as various themed sketch comedy shows on topics including: holiday horror, power, love, life milestones, and dick pics.
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Spooky Dookie

Spooky Dookie is Chicago's premier two-woman all-female sketch comedy duo. Claire McFadden and Maureen Monahan regularly perform at iO, the Annoyance, and the Second City. Their comedy is dark and polished, like a beautiful river stone. Your laughter will be loud and raucous, lik... Read More →
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Nameless Numberhead

NAMELESS NUMBERHEAD is a sketch comedy duo based in Charleston, SC. Their show is a character driven satire about you and the weird routines and habits you exhibit everyday. Self identified as surveillance chic, Nameless Numberhead exposes our obsession with voyeurism of the mund... Read More →
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Bhama Roget

Originally from Garland, TX, Bhama has spent most of her performance career in Seattle, double-fisting comedy and theatre with a music chaser. She has a 30-year background in Improvisation and is Co-Director of The Edge Improv in Seattle, of which she has been a member for 18 yea... Read More →



Friday January 19, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St. San Francisco, CA 94102

7:30pm

Speechless SF
There are 350 PowerPoint presentations given every second around the world, but none quite like this. Speechless shows off Silicon Valley's silly side by letting presenters live out their worst nightmare: giving a presentation with absolutely no preparation.


Since 2013, Speechless has been selling out shows at comedy clubs and conferences all over the country and the world. Armed only with a laser pointer and a deck of random slides, presenters ranging from stand up comedians to software engineers put their talents to the test in the ultimate improvisational gauntlet--giving a presentation that they've never seen before. A spinning wheel determines at random what kind of talk they have to give — it can be a TED Talk, a new app being launched, an infomercial, even a wedding toast.


Fusing technology with comedy, Speechless is the entertainment experience for the Web 2.0 world.


With an opening set by Outside Dog. Hosted by Steve Ausburne.
$22

Performers
avatar for Scott Adsit

Scott Adsit

Scott Adsit won the Joseph Jefferson Award for his work at The Second City Theater in Chicago and still improvises at the Upright Citizens Brigade in Manhattan. Adsit has appeared in many television shows most notably, playing producer Pete Hornberger on NBC’s Emmy Award-winnin... Read More →
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Steve Ausburne

Steve Ausburne’s first attempt at actual stand up comedy ended with him getting a lifetime ban from a church in Grant’s Pass, Oregon.  Launched by that successful start, Steve now peddles his comedic wares throughout California’s Bay Area in addition to producing a monthly showcase in Healdsburg - where wine country goes to hear poop jokes... Read More →
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Outside Dog

While most people dread a bad review, OUTSIDE DOG loves them!Do you have a cold take on a hot restaurant? Dying to share an unpopular opinion about a beloved film?  Ready to dish on your worst hotel experiences abroad?We want to hear it! After we listen to your story, we'll look... Read More →
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Mary Holland

Mary Holland performs regularly at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in LA. Television credits include "The Mindy Project," "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," "Comedy Bang Bang!," "Silicon Valley," and "Blunt Talk" on Starz. Film credits include "Mike and Dave Need Wedding D... Read More →
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Maribeth Monroe

Actress, writer and comedian Maribeth Monroe is best known as office manager Alice Murphy on Comedy Central’s "Workaholics." A veteran of Chicago’s Second City, Maribeth has appeared on "Key & Peele," "Modern Family," "Parks and Recreation," and HBO’s "The Brink." Her big s... Read More →



Friday January 19, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St. San Francisco, CA 94114

7:30pm

Audible Presents "Dr Katz: The Audio Files"
Dr. Katz: The Audio Files launched on Audible this year as the audio-only reboot to the popular animated series from the 1990s. The audio show features guests like Ted Danson, Sarah Silverman, Ray Romano and “Weird Al” Yankovic. Audible is bringing back the series for a second season in 2018, featuring Jonathan Katz, his assistant, Laura (played by Laura Silverman), and new guest patients every episode.
Jonathan Katz is an Emmy-award winning comedian, writer and actor best known for the sitcom he created, wrote and voiced, "Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist". The animated show aired on Comedy Central from 1995 to 2002. Over the course of its six seasons, the show was critically acclaimed, winning an Emmy, a Peabody and a slew of other awards. Katz is currently collaborating with the playwright, David Mamet.
$45 Orchestra, $35 Balcony

Performers
avatar for Paul Feig

Paul Feig

Paul Feig is a multi-talented creator, working successfully as a filmmaker, writer, producer, and author whose films have grossed over one billion dollars worldwide. Feig’s most recent film was the critically acclaimed reboot of "Ghostbusters," starring Melissa McCarthy, Kriste... Read More →
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Jonathan Katz

I started doing standup in 1981, when there weren’t so many jokes. I quickly learned that my comedy wasn’t for everybody, it was for everybody else. The Improv in New York City was my first home. There, being funny onstage was important, but even more so was being funny at th... Read More →
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Scott Thompson

Well known to fans as a member of the sketch comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall, Scott Thompson is anything but your average comedic talent. After Lorne Michaels discovered them in the late eighties, The Kids in the Hall created a groundbreaking television series which ran from 1... Read More →
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Baron Vaughn

Baron Vaughn is a series regular on Netflix’s Grace & Frankie in the role of “Bud” with season 4 starting Jan 19, 2018. He's also the voice of "Tom Servo" in the new Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return also streaming on Netflix. He's also also made a documentary called Fatherless for the Fusion network directed by Dawn Porter.As a comedian, Baron’s performed stand-up on Conan (twice), Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (doesn’t exist anymore), Showtime's SXSW Comedy, as well as The Meltdown and The Half Hour both on Comedy Central. He's the self-proclaimed "Master of Festivals" most notably having performed in the HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival (Aspen), Just for Laughs Comedy Festival (Montreal), South Beach Comedy Festival (Miami), Moontower Comedy Festival (Austin), SXSW Festival (Austin), San Francisco Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival (Portland), Vancouver Comedy Festival, Accidental Comedy Festival (Cleveland), Chicago Comedy Exposition, JashFesht (Palm Springs), Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival (TN), and Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival (Seattle).Baron has two comedy recordings, Raised by... Read More →
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Fred Willard

Fred Willard radiates a unique charm that has established him as one of our generation’s most gifted comic actors. A master of sketch comedy, Fred is most heralded for his quick wit and improvisational expertise. Fred is an alumnus of The Second City and was a co-founder of the... Read More →



7:30pm

Set List
From Paul Provenza and Troy Conrad… Comics are given outrageous, never-before-seen topics in the moment, and perform as if it was the material they meant to do. Both the comic and the audience see the topics for the first time on the onstage screen and thus begins the most exciting, edge-of-your seat stand-up show. Set List: Stand-Up Without A Net aired as a TV series on Sky Atlantic in the UK and on ABC2 in Australia. The show tours festivals worldwide, including Edinburgh, Melbourne, New York, Montreal, Austria, and Ireland.Set List is also a 60-episode web series on the Nerdist Channel on YouTube. Link: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLl4T6p7km9db1eGQyrMUkB07YBWYK3o2J Past performers on Set List include Greg Proops, Maria Bamford, Bob Odenkirk, Drew Carey, Bobcat Goldthwait, Marc Maron, Reggie Watts, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard, Roseanne Barr, Paul F. Tompkins, Rob Delaney, Jen Kirkman, Gilbert Gottfried, Jim Norton, Hannibal Buress, Jay Mohr, Margaret Cho, and Eddie Izzard among many others.Website: www.setlistshow.com On Twitter: @SETLISTSHOW Facebook: facebook.com/setlistshow"It is completely urgent and pertinent that any comedy geek see this wonderful cluster-fuck of comedy brilliance." -Tony Bartelone, Huffington Post “The most exciting thing to happen in stand-up since the invention of the microphone.”-James Mullinger, British GQ"The results are unpredictable, illuminating and always enthralling." - Julie Seabaugh, LA WeeklyPast performers on Set List include Maria Bamford, Bob Odenkirk, Drew Carey, Bobcat Goldthwait, Marc Maron, Jen Kirkman, Reggie Watts, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard, Roseanne Barr, Paul F. Tompkins, Rob Delaney, Gilbert Gottfried, Jim Norton, Hannibal Buress, Rick Overton, Margaret Cho, and Eddie Izzard among many others. $25

Performers
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Maria Bamford

Maria Bamford stars in the semi-autobiographical Netflix comedy series "Lady Dynamite," created by Mitch Hurwitz ("Arrested Development") and Pam Brady ("South Park"). Maria is also the creator and star of Maria Bamford: the special special special and of the cult hit web series... Read More →
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Mo Collins

Mo was born and raised in Minnesota where she started her improv and sketch career with Dudley Riggs’ Brave New Workshop in Minneapolis. In 1998, she moved to LA where she landed "MADtv," giving birth to unforgettable characters such as Lorraine, Doreen Larkin (Stuart’s Mothe... Read More →
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Dana Gould

Dana Gould began his professional comedy career at the age of seventeen, and spent the next twenty years or so performing in the halcyon days of “The Comedy Boom”. Dana has several HBO specials to his credit as well guest appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, Lat... Read More →
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Rick Overton

Actor, Emmy-winning writer, and comedian Rick Overton has starred in numerous HBO and Showtime specials and appears in recurring roles on HBO’s "Veep" and Showtime’s "I’m Dying Up Here." He has also logged guest appearances on "The Middle," "Last Man Standing," and "The Off... Read More →
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Kevin Pollak

Kevin Pollak started as stand-up comedian in San Francisco and became a touring pro by age twenty. Later, Pollak’s role in Rob Reiner’s "A Few Good Men,” proved his ability to stand out on the big screen among cinematic heavyweights. The concept of comedian turned dramatic... Read More →
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Eliza Skinner

ELIZA SKINNER is an LA based comedian who TimeOutNY described as “definitely one to watch.” She has recently worked as a staff writer at FUNNY OR DIE and as both a staff writer and correspondent on FX’s TOTALLY BIASED WITH W. KAMAU BELL. She also appeared on the new version... Read More →



Friday January 19, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street San Francisco, CA 94133

7:30pm

When Puppets Are Your Only Friends
When Puppets Are Your Only Friends is a monthly puppetry & comedy variety show hosted by comedian-puppeteers Molly Fite and Jared Ramirez. It is the only comedy show in Los Angeles to regularly feature original puppetry acts alongside standup comedians as well as marionettes from LA’s historic Bob Baker Marionette Theater. $20

Performers
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Molly Fite

Molly Fite is a native of Vancouver, Washington. She trained at The Jim Henson Company as a puppeteer, and you can see her puppeting every week at the historic Bob Baker Marionette Theater in Echo Park. She performs stand-up, sketch, and improv comedy, all over Los Angeles and ha... Read More →
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Ron Lynch

RON LYNCH has been performing comedy for 38 years, and is considered one of the forefathers of alternative comedy. Ron was part of the Boston comedy scene that spawned such comics as Steven Wright, Paula Poundstone, Bobcat Goldthwait, Marc Maron, and others featured in the docume... Read More →
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The Bob Baker Marionettes

The Bob Baker Marionette Theater is one of the oldest puppet theaters in the United States and a Los Angeles cultural landmark, hosting vintage puppet shows that transport audiences to another time and place. Bob Baker Marionettes have been featured in iconic films such as A Star... Read More →
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Jared Ramirez

Jared M. Ramirez is a Jim Henson Company trained Puppeteer who has worked on Mystery Science Theater 3000, MTV, Sid & Marty Krofft Productions and serves as Puppet Captain at the legendary Bob Baker Marionette Theater. Outside of his demanding puppety work-life, Jared performs all over LA, fine-tuning his brand of comedy styling incorporating elements of clown, mime, broadway musicals, 1960s television variety shows and vintage kid’s... Read More →
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Sethward

Sethward does weird stuff onstage that usually includes some deviant pratfall. He’s part of an Idiot pseudo clown troupe in LA called Wet the Hippo. His characters and absurdist comedy can be seen on various online platforms including his youtube channel acquiring a million views a month... Read More →
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Pam Severns

Pam Severns is a comedian and puppeteer who has performed many styles of puppetry at comedy shows around the country. She has worked on projects with the Jim Henson Company, IFC, MTV, PBS, ABC, Amazon Studios, and the FUSE Network and helps to produce comedy and variety shows in... Read More →



Friday January 19, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Doc's Lab 124 Columbus Avenue San Francisco, CA 94133

8:00pm

CANCELED: A.S.S. (Another Showcase Showdown)
Don’t let the word “showcase” fool you… this is no pay-to-play acting bullshit. A.S.S. is a multimedia event crammed with sketches, movies, music and musicals performed by a colossal cast and special guests. Fronted by Fickas & Beckham (producers of the SF Sketchfest trailer, Cue to Cue and Fickas & Beckham & Friends & Stuff), A.S.S. was the inspiration for their 2007 VH1 show I Hate My 30’s. It's been staged all over LA for 17 years, as well as traveling to NY, Aspen (for the US Comedy Arts Festival) and now, at long last, San Francisco. Come get some. THANK YOU FOR SELECTING A FRESH PRODUCT CANCELED
This show has been canceled. Refunds will be issued to ticket holders. Replacement show to be named soon.


Friday January 19, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm

The Groundlings: Cookin' with GAS (SOLD OUT)
Since 1992 The Groundlings Main Company, Alumni and Sunday Companies have played together in the all-improv explosion that has become almost as much of an institution as the Groundlings Theatre itself! Based entirely on audience suggestions, the comic daredevils invent custom-made satire and song.  $25
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Performers
avatar for Brian Palermo

Brian Palermo

BRIAN PALERMO may be a familiar face to some from his numerous television appearances. He has guest-starred recently on "Modern Family," "2 Broke Girls" and "The League" among others. And he is a recurring correspondent for "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno."He is an engaging actor... Read More →
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Edi Patterson

Edi plays Jen Abbott on VICE PRINCIPALS on HBO. (Season 2 out later this year.) Other credits include BLACK-ISH (recurring), FX’s PARTNERS (series regular), CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, BAJILLION DOLLAR PROPERTIES, THE LEAGUE, TWO BROKE GIRLS, WEEDS, CALIFORNICATION, indie horror come... Read More →
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Jim Rash

Jim Rash was a series regular on NBC’s COMMUNITY, playing "Dean Pelton." Other televison credits include THAT 70s SHOW, RENO 911!, FRIENDS, and WILL & GRACE. Jim also hosts the Sundance Channel's THE WRITER'S ROOM. He has won an Academy Award for his screenplay co-written with... Read More →
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Lisa Schurga

Lisa is originally from Rockland, Massachusetts. As a child she did a lot of commercials in the bathroom mirror and probably would have sold a ton of haircare products if they were televised. Lisa is excited to play an awkward Boston sistah in the new show, BUZZY'S on TBS. She has also appeared in MODERN FAMILY, BENCHED, FRESH OFF THE BOAT... Read More →
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Mindy Sterling

Mindy Sterling is best known for her character portrayal of “Frau Farbissina” in The Austin Powers Trilogy. A veteran improviser and improv teacher and director, she honed those skills with the Groundlings in Los Angeles.  She will reprise her role as “mom” on FXX’s hit... Read More →
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Gary Anthony Williams

Gary recently appeared in the films "The Internship" with Vince Vaughn and "The Factory" along with John Cusack. You can catch him in new episodes of "Whose Line is it Anyway," "Mike and Molly" and "Baby Daddy." He has recurred on "The Soul Man," "Raising Hope," "Malcolm in the M... Read More →



Friday January 19, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Marcella Arguello & Naomi Ekperigin (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. Too lazy to shoot hoops and too tall to model, Marcella Arguello stands over 6 feet. Although she may be taller than most men, the only thing more intimidating than her height is her comedy. Marcella mixes a combination of genuine reason with a sexy suggestion of street. Deemed as “sexually and ethnically ambiguous” she appeals to everyone and is not afraid to tell you how she really feels about subjects concerning race, gender, politic, relationships, family, work, music, pop culture and whatever else is on her mind that day. Time Out Magazine deemed Marcella an “LA Comedian to Watch in 2017” and is a fan favorite on Comedy Central’s @midnight. Most recently, she won her appearance on TruTv’s Comedy Knock Out and can be seen on The UCB Show’s upcoming second season on Seeso. She was featured on Viceland’s Flophouse, and in 2015 on NBC’s Last Call with Carson Daly; her stand up has been highlighted on rapper Tyler, The Creator’s mobile app and on Fox’s The Real. Her Twitter account (@marcellacomedy) has been featured on CNN, TIME.com, HuffingtonPost.com and various entertainment websites. Marcella just wrapped a stint as a write on the series “Bill Nye Saves the World” for Netflix on which she did some on-camera work as well. She is a regular opener for Last Comic Standing Winner Felipe Esparza as well as NBC Superstore’s Nico Santos. She has opened for David Alan Grier, Norm MacDonald, J.B. Smoove, Hannibal Buress, Ron Funches, Godfrey, Bryan Callen, Aries Spears, Hasan Minhaj, Al Madrigal, Joey Coco Diaz, Melanie Comarcho, Melissa Villaseñor and has shared a stage with Bill Burr, Paul Mooney and Robin Williams. She has worked at The Improv Comedy Clubs all over the country and is a regular at The Punch Line Comedy Clubs in Northern California. She has performed at San Francisco Sketchfest, Riot LA Comedy Festival, overseas for American troops and comedian Sean Keane referred to her as the “finest export from Modesto since George Lucas.”Naomi Ekperigin is a NY based Stand Up Comedian and Writer who is currently Co-Creating the UNTITLED JESSICA WILLIAMS PILOT for Comedy Central. Naomi recently recorded her Comedy Central Half Hour Special. She was most recently a staff writer on Comedy Central’s BROAD CITY and Season 1 of Hulu’s DIFFICULT PEOPLE. Previously Naomi worked on the Sundance Channel show, THE APPROVAL MATRIX. $24
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Performers
avatar for Marcella Arguello

Marcella Arguello

Too lazy to shoot hoops and too tall to model, Marcella Arguello stands over 6 feet. Although she may be taller than most men, the only thing more intimidating than her height is her comedy. Marcella mixes a combination of genuine reason with a sexy suggestion of street. Deemed as “sexually and ethnically ambiguous” she appeals to everyone and is not afraid to tell you how she really feels about subjects concerning race, gender, politic, relationships, family, work, music, pop culture and whatever else is on her mind that... Read More →
avatar for Naomi Ekperigin

Naomi Ekperigin

Naomi Ekperigin is a NY based Stand Up Comedian and Writer who is currently Co-Creating the "Untitled Jessica Williams Pilot" for Comedy Central. Naomi recently recorded her Comedy Central Half Hour Special. She was most recently a staff writer on Comedy Central’s "Broad City... Read More →
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Andrew Orolfo

If life wasn't hard enough, this college drop out decided it was time to put down the books and pick up a struggle. Being a first generation American to Filipino parents, the idea of stand up as a profession, was met with disdain and heated arguments. But After a few years of hit... Read More →



Friday January 19, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

Super Serious Postmodern Dance Variety Hour
And we’re live in 3… 2… 1… It’s The Super Serious Postmodern Dance Variety Hour, coming to you LIVE! This show combines heavy hitting dance talent with a crack team of comedy writers and performers. Music video dance karaoke? We got that. A dance drinking game? We got that too. The best modern dance solos in the bay? Oh you better believe we've got that! The show is hosted by Duncan Wold (Mission CTRL Comedy), Louis Acquisto (Printz Dance Project), and Brian Kennedy (Basement Party Comedy) and features the incomparably talented Super Serious Post Modern Dancers playing improv dance games with special guest artists and (un)lucky audience members. $15

Performers
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Super Serious Postmodern Dance Variety Hour

And we’re live in 3… 2… 1… It’s The Super Serious Postmodern Dance Variety Hour, coming to you LIVE! This show combines heavy hitting dance talent with a crack team of comedy writers and performers. Music video dance karaoke? We got that. A dance drinking game? We got t... Read More →
avatar for Paul Schlesinger

Paul Schlesinger

Paul Schlesinger is an tall comedian with a guitar living in Portland, OR. He was a finalist in 2017 Portland's Funniest Person Contest and has performed in the Bridgetown Comedy Fest, Bumbershoot and Pickathon. Hopefully by the time you are reading this his public access show &... Read More →



Friday January 19, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm

Why Johan Miranda Should Be Deported / Adrian McNair
"Why Johan Miranda Should Be Deported" is an hour solo show in which comedian & undocumented immigrant Johan Miranda makes the case as to why he should be deported. Originally commissioned by The Getty as part of the Pacific Standard Time: LA / LA exhibition, this show is a deep exploration into how Johan doesn't contribute anything to this country by any measurable standard.
$15

Performers
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Adrian McNair

Adrian McNair is a San Francisco based stand up comedian who can’t think of a better way to put a college degree to good use. In addition to recently making his television debut on Viceland’s “Flophouse” he's been featured in the 2015, 2016, and 2017 SF Sketchfest, and th... Read More →
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Johan Miranda

Named by San Francisco Magazine as a comedian you should know you about, Johan Miranda is a stand up comedian and writer based in Los Angeles. He's been featured as a Comic to Watch by Riot L.A., has appeared on NPR, Cracked Podcast, KQED Arts, and has been profiled by the L.A. W... Read More →


Friday January 19, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Café du Nord 2174 Market St. San Francisco, CA 94114

9:00pm

Basement Party / Butt / The Reckoning (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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Butt

The seeds of Butt were planted in Chicago in 2011. Joe McAdam and Chris Stephens met through the stand up scene and began writing together on a local late night talk show. After they both moved to Los Angeles, they continued collaborating on multiple live and filmed projects incl... Read More →
avatar for Joe Kwaczala

Joe Kwaczala

Joe Kwaczala is a stand-up from Pittsburgh, who started doing comedy in Chicago and now lives in Los Angeles. He has performed at festivals like Colossal Clusterfest, San Francisco Sketchfest, and the Chicago Comedy Exposition, and in 2017, he was chosen to be one of Comedy Centr... Read More →
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Basement Party

The true story of 8 - 14 strangers picked to be in a sketch comedy group together, and keep trying to have their lives seen by a paying audience. Find out what happens when artists stop being S.H.I.T. Show and start being Basement Party.
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The Reckoning

For fifteen years, THE RECKONING has played to packed houses and critical acclaim both in Chicago, where the group formed at the legendary Improv Olympic (iO) theater in 2002, and currently in their weekly show at iO West in Los Angeles. They've toured across the country with the... Read More →



Friday January 19, 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
avatar for Allie Amrien

Allie Amrien

Allie Amrien is a stand up comedian from Los Angeles by way of Austin, Texas. She has featured at clubs across the country and performed at festivals including The San Francisco Comedy Competition, Laugh Your Asheville Off, and the Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival. You can se... Read More →
avatar for Joey Avery

Joey Avery

After starting his career in Cape Town, South Africa Joey Avery received the Jimmy Gunn award for Best Newcomer to the Bay Area comedy scene in 2014, and landed a top 10 video on Reddit. Since his arrival he has become a paid regular at every major club in San Francisco and sever... Read More →
avatar for Evan Eggers

Evan Eggers

Evan Eggers is a comedian, writer, improvisor, and self diagnosed “artistic type” that discovered his love of performing in Austin, Tx and now lives in that shining oasis of tight jeans and loose morals we call Los Angeles, CA.His stand up is a deeply personal study of the wo... Read More →
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Chris Gordon

When Chris Gordon isn’t telling jokes to people for money, he has a steady schedule of making out with babes and driving sports cars fast. He has made an impact: from his break out performances at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and Andy Kindler's Alternative Show in Vancouver; being featured on NBC's Last Comic Standing; to losing his virginity ‪on June 16th 2:52am… 2016; his (sex) appeal is undeniable. "Gordon lives so in the moment that each individual show becomes a legendary 'you had to be there' night, leaving his fans collecting his individual show stories like badges." - Beatroute Magazine In his first year of comedy Chris was selected as the #1 pick in Canada on CBC's "So You Think You Are Funny" and can also be heard on CBC's “LOL”. He recently appeared at the Hot Tub show in LA, and the Red Clay Comedy Festival in Atlanta, Georgia... Read More →
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Andie Main

Andie Main is a Portland based comedian who keeps busy by producing/hosting The Doug Fir Lounge's summer series The Cool Kids Patio Show, and her politically themed series called Revolution Comedy, which organizes fundraisers for progressive causes like Planned Parenthood, The AC... Read More →
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JoAnn Schinderle

JoAnn Schinderle has performed across the country in such festivals as Bumbershoot, Bridgetown, Chicago Comedy Exposition, SF Sketchfest, Hell Yes Fest, All Jane, as well as having won multiple rounds of Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction.As a working stand-up at Helium Comedy Club... Read More →
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Aviva Siegel

Aviva is a stand-up comic by day, and a stand-up comic by night. Her jokes are silly (clown horn sound) yet personal (awooga), and she just wants everyone to have a good time.She lives in Oakland, was recently nominated for "Best Comedian" by the East Bay Express, and runs shows like “Talkies... Read More →
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Eddie Della Siepe

Eddie Della Siepe is a stand up comedian & podcaster originally from Toronto, Canada currently based out of Los Angeles, California.Eddie has made appearances at the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival both in Montreal and Toronto in 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2015. He has been featured on Hulu's stand up series Coming To The Stage... Read More →



10:00pm

Totally Looped
Old movies, new dialogue...that’s Totally Looped! In this hilarious movie-centric live show, Hollywood’s funniest improvisers dub new dialogue to old movie clips they haven't seen in advance. The visuals are vintage Hollywood, but the characters, dialogue and situations are all created live on the spot based on audience suggestions. Created and directed by Vince Waldron, Totally Looped’s all-star cast includes Joe Liss (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Maribeth Monroe (Workaholics), Laraine Newman (SNL), Rick Overton (Veep), Cole Stratton (Rifftrax), and Gary Anthony Williams (Boston Legal). Totally Looped has played public and corporate shows across the U.S and the UK, including a four year run at Second City/Los Angeles. This is the show’s sixth appearance at San Francisco Sketchfest. $25 Co Presented by the San Francisco Silent Film Festival 

Performers
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Joe Liss

Actor and writer Joe Liss is currently one-half of the comedy improv duo Liss n’ Sams. He is one of the creators and stars of the musical comedy The Bicycle Men, which played sold runs in Los Angeles, Chicago, and London. His film credits include "God Bless America," "Wayne’s... Read More →
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Maribeth Monroe

Actress, writer and comedian Maribeth Monroe is best known as office manager Alice Murphy on Comedy Central’s "Workaholics." A veteran of Chicago’s Second City, Maribeth has appeared on "Key & Peele," "Modern Family," "Parks and Recreation," and HBO’s "The Brink." Her big s... Read More →
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Laraine Newman

Laraine Newman is a native of Los Angeles and began her career at the age of 15 when the improv group she worked with was hired to bring culture and self-expression to the youth of East LA and South Central.After High School she went to Paris and studied mime with Marcel Marceau... Read More →
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Rick Overton

Actor, Emmy-winning writer, and comedian Rick Overton has starred in numerous HBO and Showtime specials and appears in recurring roles on HBO’s "Veep" and Showtime’s "I’m Dying Up Here." He has also logged guest appearances on "The Middle," "Last Man Standing," and "The Off... Read More →
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Cole Stratton

Cole Stratton wears a lot of hats. Not literal ones, as he has a tiny head and it just doesn't look right. He is the co-founder of SF Sketchfest, the San Francisco Comedy Festival, a month-long annual event highlighting the best in improv, sketch, stand-up, TV and film comedy. No... Read More →
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Vince Waldron

Totally Looped creator and director Vince Waldron is a veteran of Chicago’s Second City, and an Emmy-winning TV writer whose writing credits range from Comedy Central’s "Win Ben Stein’s Money" to "The Simpsons." He also wrote and directed the long-running stage adaptation o... Read More →
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Gary Anthony Williams

Gary recently appeared in the films "The Internship" with Vince Vaughn and "The Factory" along with John Cusack. You can catch him in new episodes of "Whose Line is it Anyway," "Mike and Molly" and "Baby Daddy." He has recurred on "The Soul Man," "Raising Hope," "Malcolm in the M... Read More →



Friday January 19, 2018 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street San Francisco, CA 94110

10:00pm

With Special Guest Lauren Lapkus
With Special Guest Lauren Lapkus: where the guest is the host. Take a seat with Lauren as she passes off her hosting duties to a funny friend. Lauren is always the guest, as a character named and described by her host once the show starts. It’s the host’s show, Lauren’s just along for the ride. With special guest, er, host, Mary Holland. $25

Performers
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Mary Holland

Mary Holland performs regularly at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in LA. Television credits include "The Mindy Project," "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," "Comedy Bang Bang!," "Silicon Valley," and "Blunt Talk" on Starz. Film credits include "Mike and Dave Need Wedding D... Read More →
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Lauren Lapkus

Lauren Lapkus is an actress and improviser best known for her role as Susan Fischer on Netflix's Orange is the New Black, which won her a SAG award in 2014. Most recently, you can see her in JURASSIC WORLD, as Vivian, a character that provides brilliant comic relief in the film, which has broken records with a worldwide box office of $1,670,400,637 to date.Lauren wrote and starred in her own 30 minute Netflix comedy special as part of the series, The Characters. Other episodes in the series feature top comedians including Paul Downs, John Early and Kate Berlant. She will next be seen recurring on the upcoming HBO series Crashing, produced by Judd Apatow.Lauren's other credits include series regular roles on the series Clipped for TBS and Are you There, Chelsea? for NBC. She recurred on Showtime's House of Lies and has appeared... Read More →



Friday January 19, 2018 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St. San Francisco, CA 94114

10:00pm

Don't Watch This Show Live! / Fashion Show at Lunch
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!Don't Watch This Show LIVE is like if SNL had a baby with Funny or Die. Its high energy sketches, video and stand up. The show won SF Weekly's Best Comedy Variety series. $15

Performers
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Don't Watch This Show Live!

DWTSLive is SNL meets Funny or Die meets San Francisco comedy. Founded in 2012 by Bert DiVietri and Ryan Cronin this show is a non stop laughfest. Videos, improv, stand up and sketches all come together for this group.
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Fashion Show at Lunch

Fashion Show at Lunch was formed when one UCB performer wondered, what happens if I put all of my favorite female improvisors on one team? Fashion Show at Lunch has performed at L.A. Indie Improv Festival, various UCB Mainstage shows and at over 50 indie shows in less than a year... Read More →
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Megan Simon

Megan Simon is a comedy musician from Austin, TX living in Los Angeles, CA. Her songs range from folksy to emo and everywhere in between, with a common theme of self-deprecation.She has performed in festivals all around the country, including Hell Yes Fest (NOLA), New York City S... Read More →


Friday January 19, 2018 10:00pm - 11:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street San Francisco, CA 94102

10:00pm

"The Boy in the Plastic Bubble:" A Very Special Staged Reading
From the same group that gave us last year’s hit rendition of "Plan 9 From Outer Space" comes a live staged reading of the John Travolta 1970’s what-were-they-thinking, made-for-tv trainwreck "The Boy In The Plastic Bubble." Was the bubble protecting him from germs... or love? SPOILER ALERT - it was germs. More performers to be announced! $30

Performers
avatar for Scott Adsit

Scott Adsit

Scott Adsit won the Joseph Jefferson Award for his work at The Second City Theater in Chicago and still improvises at the Upright Citizens Brigade in Manhattan. Adsit has appeared in many television shows most notably, playing producer Pete Hornberger on NBC’s Emmy Award-winnin... Read More →
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Maria Bamford

Maria Bamford stars in the semi-autobiographical Netflix comedy series "Lady Dynamite," created by Mitch Hurwitz ("Arrested Development") and Pam Brady ("South Park"). Maria is also the creator and star of Maria Bamford: the special special special and of the cult hit web series... Read More →
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Dana Gould

Dana Gould began his professional comedy career at the age of seventeen, and spent the next twenty years or so performing in the halcyon days of “The Comedy Boom”. Dana has several HBO specials to his credit as well guest appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, Lat... Read More →
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Deborah Baker Jr.

Deborah Baker Jr. is an actor/writer/comedian who currently plays Denise Miller on IFC’s wildly funny comedy-horror, "Stan Against Evil." And she plays Esther on "The Great Indoors" on CBS. She is indeed named after her mother Deborah Baker Sr. She was raised in wicked cool Boston Mass.Deborah is often on LA indie stages and at Upright Citizens Brigade performing sketch, improv, stand up and a random lip sync contest here and there... Read More →
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Ron Lynch

RON LYNCH has been performing comedy for 38 years, and is considered one of the forefathers of alternative comedy. Ron was part of the Boston comedy scene that spawned such comics as Steven Wright, Paula Poundstone, Bobcat Goldthwait, Marc Maron, and others featured in the docume... Read More →
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Nate Mooney

Nate Mooney can be seen as Deputy Leon Drinkwater in IFC’s series “Stan Against Evil”.  Previous TV credits include “Son of Zorn", “Breaking Bad", NBC’s “American Odyssey", FX series “The Riches" and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia". Feature works include... 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 19, 2018 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre 609 Sutter Street San Francisco, CA 94102

10:00pm

Blazers and White Tennis Shoes: 80's Standup Comedy Boom
Ah, the 80's, when excess reigned supreme and comedy clubs were booming. SF Sketchfest invites you to dust off your Rubiks Cube and call your friends on your Sports Illustrated Football phone to invite them to this throwback night of comedy, in which all the stand-ups dress in their 1980's comedian best. Get ready for blazers with rolled-up sleeves, acid washed denim, big hair and big big laughs! $15

Performers
avatar for Shain Brenden

Shain Brenden

Shain Brenden is a Portland-based stand up comedian, writer and full-time handsome person. A natural performer, Shain's laid back style and slick delivery has made him a crowd favorite on stages across the country.His stand up has been featured on SeeSo, Hulu, The Amazon Network, Audible, Sirius XM Radio and Rooftop Comedy... Read More →
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Nate Follen

Originally from the Midwest, Nate is now performing absurd jokes to growing audiences across CA. Nate's humor is refreshingly irreverent. His nonconventional style has won him multiple comedy competitions, and earned him shows great venues including the Hollywood Improv and Cobb... Read More →
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Ginny Hogan

Ginny Hogan is a stand up comedian and writer. She performs all over New York and California. She writes for McSweeney's, the Hairpin, and the Big Jewel. She was recently in the Chicago Women's Funny Fest and Trial by Laughter in Indianapolis.
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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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Emmett Montgomery

Seattle based storyteller and comedian Emmett Montgomery appeared on Season 9 of Last Comic Standing and was voted Seattle Weekly’s Best Comedian of 2015- 2017 and one of City Arts Magazines 2015 Artists of the Year as well as listed as one of "7 reasons why Seattle is Funny" b... Read More →
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Shannon Noll

Shannon Noll is a stand up comedian based out of Chicago, IL. They have opened for Beth Stelling and Emma WIllmann, performed all over the city and the country including CYSK (Chicago and LA), Lincoln Lodge (Chicago), Parlour Car (Chicago), Comedy Corner Underground (Minneapolis... Read More →
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Drew Platt

Drew Platt is a standup comic from South Mississippi who started doing comedy in New Orleans. After doing several festivals in the south including SXSW and Fun, Fun, Fun Fest he moved to San Francisco where he's performed at some of the countries best comedy clubs, including the... Read More →
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Blake Wexler

Blake Wexler started doing stand-up at the age of 15 in Philadelphia, then moved to Boston in 2007 to pursue his comedy career and attend Emerson College.While at Emerson Blake was named as one of the funniest college students in the country at The Rooftop Aspen Comedy Festival two years in a row, and after graduating with degrees in journalism and political science he moved to Los Angeles. Blake’s first Hollywood job was Keegan Michael-Key’s assistant on the Emmy awarding winning show Key... Read More →



Friday January 19, 2018 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Doc's Lab 124 Columbus Avenue San Francisco, CA 94133

10:15pm

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Marcella Arguello & Naomi Ekperigin
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. Too lazy to shoot hoops and too tall to model, Marcella Arguello stands over 6 feet. Although she may be taller than most men, the only thing more intimidating than her height is her comedy. Marcella mixes a combination of genuine reason with a sexy suggestion of street. Deemed as “sexually and ethnically ambiguous” she appeals to everyone and is not afraid to tell you how she really feels about subjects concerning race, gender, politic, relationships, family, work, music, pop culture and whatever else is on her mind that day. Time Out Magazine deemed Marcella an “LA Comedian to Watch in 2017” and is a fan favorite on Comedy Central’s @midnight. Most recently, she won her appearance on TruTv’s Comedy Knock Out and can be seen on The UCB Show’s upcoming second season on Seeso. She was featured on Viceland’s Flophouse, and in 2015 on NBC’s Last Call with Carson Daly; her stand up has been highlighted on rapper Tyler, The Creator’s mobile app and on Fox’s The Real. Her Twitter account (@marcellacomedy) has been featured on CNN, TIME.com, HuffingtonPost.com and various entertainment websites. Marcella just wrapped a stint as a write on the series “Bill Nye Saves the World” for Netflix on which she did some on-camera work as well. She is a regular opener for Last Comic Standing Winner Felipe Esparza as well as NBC Superstore’s Nico Santos. She has opened for David Alan Grier, Norm MacDonald, J.B. Smoove, Hannibal Buress, Ron Funches, Godfrey, Bryan Callen, Aries Spears, Hasan Minhaj, Al Madrigal, Joey Coco Diaz, Melanie Comarcho, Melissa Villaseñor and has shared a stage with Bill Burr, Paul Mooney and Robin Williams. She has worked at The Improv Comedy Clubs all over the country and is a regular at The Punch Line Comedy Clubs in Northern California. She has performed at San Francisco Sketchfest, Riot LA Comedy Festival, overseas for American troops and comedian Sean Keane referred to her as the “finest export from Modesto since George Lucas.”Naomi Ekperigin is a NY based Stand Up Comedian and Writer who is currently Co-Creating the UNTITLED JESSICA WILLIAMS PILOT for Comedy Central. Naomi recently recorded her Comedy Central Half Hour Special. She was most recently a staff writer on Comedy Central’s BROAD CITY and Season 1 of Hulu’s DIFFICULT PEOPLE. Previously Naomi worked on the Sundance Channel show, THE APPROVAL MATRIX. $24

Performers
avatar for Marcella Arguello

Marcella Arguello

Too lazy to shoot hoops and too tall to model, Marcella Arguello stands over 6 feet. Although she may be taller than most men, the only thing more intimidating than her height is her comedy. Marcella mixes a combination of genuine reason with a sexy suggestion of street. Deemed as “sexually and ethnically ambiguous” she appeals to everyone and is not afraid to tell you how she really feels about subjects concerning race, gender, politic, relationships, family, work, music, pop culture and whatever else is on her mind that... Read More →
avatar for Naomi Ekperigin

Naomi Ekperigin

Naomi Ekperigin is a NY based Stand Up Comedian and Writer who is currently Co-Creating the "Untitled Jessica Williams Pilot" for Comedy Central. Naomi recently recorded her Comedy Central Half Hour Special. She was most recently a staff writer on Comedy Central’s "Broad City... Read More →
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Andrew Orolfo

If life wasn't hard enough, this college drop out decided it was time to put down the books and pick up a struggle. Being a first generation American to Filipino parents, the idea of stand up as a profession, was met with disdain and heated arguments. But After a few years of hit... Read More →



Friday January 19, 2018 10:15pm - 11:45pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street San Francisco, CA 94111

10:30pm

Brew HaHa: The Comedy Drinking Game Show (SOLD OUT)
One part comedy show, two parts drinking game, Brew Haha is a hilarious interactive mix of standup comedy and your favorite pre-party ritual. At the beginning of every show, the hosts introduce the crowd to a set of rules created specifically for that show. When comics, unbeknownst to them, break a rule, the audience drinks. A giant light-up “drink” sign will help you play along. A second game, specifically for the performers, ensures that as the audience gets toastier, so do the comedians. Come experience the show that a super famous comedian once called "the worst idea for a show ever." $25
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Performers
avatar for Jimmy the Bartender

Jimmy the Bartender

Jimmy Ambrose a.k.a. Jimmy The Bartender isn't a real Bartender but he provides the heavy lifting for the Brew Crew whenever they're home in the backyard.  He also has appeared in Amazon's "Transparent" and Marvel's "Agent Carter" on ABC.
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Marissa Gallant

Marissa Gallant is a comedy and content producer in Los Angeles. When she isn't producing youtube videos involving  babies, hamsters, F1 cars, or giant orbs, she's running Brew Haha in her backyard in Silverlake.
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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 Joe Kwaczala

Joe Kwaczala

Joe Kwaczala is a stand-up from Pittsburgh, who started doing comedy in Chicago and now lives in Los Angeles. He has performed at festivals like Colossal Clusterfest, San Francisco Sketchfest, and the Chicago Comedy Exposition, and in 2017, he was chosen to be one of Comedy Centr... Read More →
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Giulia Rozzi

Giulia Rozzi is a comedian, writer, actress and co-host of the podcast Hopefully We Don't Break Up. She's appeared on Comedy Central, TruTV, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Vh1, Bravo, Topic and SeeSo. Her album True Love was released last winter and named one of SiriusXM's top albums of... Read More →
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Brad Silnutzer

Brad Silnutzer is a stand up, writer, producer, and host based in Los Angeles. He created, produces, and hosts Brew HaHa: The Comedy Show Drinking game. The live show has been featured at Riot Fest LA, Bridgetown Comedy Fest, and Jashfest – The project is currently in developme... Read More →
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Eliza Skinner

ELIZA SKINNER is an LA based comedian who TimeOutNY described as “definitely one to watch.” She has recently worked as a staff writer at FUNNY OR DIE and as both a staff writer and correspondent on FX’s TOTALLY BIASED WITH W. KAMAU BELL. She also appeared on the new version... Read More →
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Irene Tu

Irene Tu is a Chicago-born, San Francisco-based stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. In 2017, the San Francisco Chronicle singled her out as an “artist on the brink of fame,” on the heels of being named one of the “Bay Area’s 11 Best Stand Up Comedians” (SFist) and one of 20 “Women to Watch” (KQED). She has performed at SF Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Riot LA and her comedy was featured on Seeso and Viceland. Irene has opened for comedians such as Anthony Jeselnik, W. Kamau Bell, Gary Gulman, Hari Kondabolu, and Aparna... Read More →



Friday January 19, 2018 10:30pm - 11:55pm
Café du Nord 2174 Market St. San Francisco, CA 94114

10:30pm

Talk Show The Game Show
Based on Guy Branum's ("The Mindy Project," "Chelsea Lately") popular live show, this mashup of two iconic television formats pits comedians and celebrities against each other in various talk show-inspired challenges, all judged by comics who will ultimately crown the title, “Best Guest of the Night." 
$25

Performers
avatar for Kevin Allison

Kevin Allison

Kevin Allison is the creator of the live storytelling podcast RISK! (www.risk-show.com ), and a member of the legendary comedy troupe The State, known for their series on MTV. He has appeared in "Reno 911!," VH1′s "Best Week Ever," Comedy Central’s "Viva Variety" and "Stella... Read More →
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Guy Branum

Guy Branum is a comedian best known for his appearances on Chelsea Lately, @Midnight, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, and The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail.  He is the creator and host for the new truTV show Talk Show The Game Show and is a writer and producer for Hulu’s... Read More →
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Natasha Muse

Natasha Muse is like the C3P0 of San Francisco comedy: a bunch of small bears once mistook her for a golden god but in reality she’s a bumbling robot (as well as a mom, a transsexual, and a firm agnostic). The SF Weekly once declared her a “Comedian to Watch” in 2014, and i... Read More →
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Mindy Sterling

Mindy Sterling is best known for her character portrayal of “Frau Farbissina” in The Austin Powers Trilogy. A veteran improviser and improv teacher and director, she honed those skills with the Groundlings in Los Angeles.  She will reprise her role as “mom” on FXX’s hit... Read More →
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Scott Thompson

Well known to fans as a member of the sketch comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall, Scott Thompson is anything but your average comedic talent. After Lorne Michaels discovered them in the late eighties, The Kids in the Hall created a groundbreaking television series which ran from 1... Read More →



Friday January 19, 2018 10:30pm - 11:55pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street San Francisco, CA 94111

10:30pm

The New Negroes
“New Negro” is a term made popular during the Harlem Renaissance. It defined a movement of social and artistic awareness meant to expand notions of blackness. We decided to add to that recipe of intellectualism notions of Black Comedy, Alternative Comedy, and Black Alternative Comedy. $30

Performers
avatar for Open Mike Eagle

Open Mike Eagle

A member of California's Project Blowed collective with a whip-smart sense of humor, rapper Open Mike Eagle was born Michael Eagle II in Chicago. It was at the Southern Illinois University Carbondale that the aspiring MC became an RA, and after he met Hannibal Buress the resident... Read More →
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Felicia Folkes

Felicia Folkes is a writer and comedian with a hilariously candid and unconventional point of view. She has been seen on Comedy Central and can be found performing all over her native city of Los Angeles; from The World Famous Comedy Store, to The Hollywood Improv, to the weekly... Read More →
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Hoodo Hersi

Hoodo Hersi is a promising Toronto-based comedian, having performed on prestigious shows including The Nubian Disciples of Pryor at Yuk Yuks.  She was also nominated for the Tim Sims Encouragement Fund at Second City, taped her first TV comedy special for No Kidding and was featured on SiriusXM Canada. Hoodo had the great fortune of opening up for Baron Vaughn, Moshe Kasher, Hari Kondabolou, Gina Yashere, Eric Andre, Jermaine Fowler and Matt Braunger . She has also performed at the 12th annual New York Arab-American Comedy Festival, Boston Women in Comedy Festival and Toronto’s Shedot Festival. Along with being a talented writer (Hello Giggles, Essence Magazine and Vice Canada), Hoodo received an improv scholarship at Second City (having completed Level A to D... Read More →
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Jak Knight

Originally from Seattle, Jak is an LA-based stand-up comic, writer, and actor. He was named a 2014 Comedy Central Comic to Watch and a 2015 New Face at the Montreal JFL Festival. In television, Jak has performed on The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, @Midnight, and Adam Devine... Read More →
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Will Miles

Will Miles is an NY-based comedian originally from Chicago. He’s currently writer on THE CHRIS GETHARD SHOW and can be seen on the next season of Hulu’s DIFFICULT PEOPLE, Go90’s THANKSGIVING, and HBO’s CRASHING. He was recently named one of Brooklyn Magazines 50 Funniest... Read More →
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Baron Vaughn

Baron Vaughn is a series regular on Netflix’s Grace & Frankie in the role of “Bud” with season 4 starting Jan 19, 2018. He's also the voice of "Tom Servo" in the new Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return also streaming on Netflix. He's also also made a documentary called Fatherless for the Fusion network directed by Dawn Porter.As a comedian, Baron’s performed stand-up on Conan (twice), Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (doesn’t exist anymore), Showtime's SXSW Comedy, as well as The Meltdown and The Half Hour both on Comedy Central. He's the self-proclaimed "Master of Festivals" most notably having performed in the HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival (Aspen), Just for Laughs Comedy Festival (Montreal), South Beach Comedy Festival (Miami), Moontower Comedy Festival (Austin), SXSW Festival (Austin), San Francisco Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival (Portland), Vancouver Comedy Festival, Accidental Comedy Festival (Cleveland), Chicago Comedy Exposition, JashFesht (Palm Springs), Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival (TN), and Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival (Seattle).Baron has two comedy recordings, Raised by... Read More →



Friday January 19, 2018 10:30pm - 11:55pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street San Francisco, CA 94133

11:00pm

Back Alley Racket Club / The Bridge / Dr. America (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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Dr. America

Dr. America is a house team that performs every month at The Pack Theater in Los Angeles.  Their sketches are unpredictable, topical, gut busting romps into the absurd and salacious.
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The Bridge

A rollercoaster of emotions! The Bridge: Between Improv and Poetry has heart-stopping Slam poetry from some of the top poets the Bay Area. Then, they're interviewed about their poems and personal lives. Finally, the hilarious improv team Gary's challenge is to make you laugh by m... Read More →
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Back Alley Racket Club

Now this is a club you’d want to join! Back Alley Racket Club is a motley crew of wildly funny characters that serve up a new set of sketch comedy each month as a house team at the Westside Comedy Theater in Santa Monica, California. Sketch anyone?
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Joe Nguyen

Subtle but sharp, laid-back yet engaging, Joseph Nguyen is the smart slacker beloved by audiences for his easygoing delivery and good writing. At home in all venues from clubs to cafes, Joseph is a regular at the Punch Line and other Bay Area clubs as well as a member of local gr... Read More →



Friday January 19, 2018 11:00pm - Saturday January 20, 2018 12:30am
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St. San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Saturday, January 20
 

1:00pm

CANCELED: The Voices of "New Looney Tunes" exclusively on Boomerang
This show has been canceled. Ticket buyers have been contacted and refunded. Please email boxoffice@sfsketchfest.com with any questions.
The voice cast of "New Looney Tunes” takes the Castro Theatre stage for an amazing afternoon! Join Bob Bergen (Porky Pig), Dee Bradley Baker (Daffy Duck), Jeff Bergman (Bugs Bunny) and producer Matt Craig for a live episode reading, directed by Collette Sunderman. Then marvel at the animated version of that episode, followed by a fun and informative Q&A. The “New Looney Tunes” streams exclusively on the Boomerang premium subscription service, available on Android, iOS, desktop, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet, Roku and Chromecast.


About "New Looney Tunes":
The hilarious, heroic and mischievous Bugs Bunny you love is back! Follow Bugs as he stars in a new series consisting of slapstick comedic shorts that find the iconic, carrot-loving rabbit matching his wits against classic characters, such as Theodore "Tasmanian" Devil, Wile E. Coyote and Yosemite Sam. Along the way, Bugs will encounter brand-new foes but he’ll have some help from new friends like Bigfoot and Squeaks the Squirrel! Catch it on Boomerang, the streaming service with all the best cartoons, including all new exclusive versions of "Looney Tunes," "Scooby Doo," "Tom and Jerry" and more.
$25

Performers
avatar for Dee Bradley Baker

Dee Bradley Baker

Emmy and Annie-nominated voice actor Dee Bradley Baker has built a remarkable voice acting resume’ working over two decades in Los Angeles, lending his incredibly versatile acting range to hundreds of television shows, movies and video games.Currently Dee is recording a thirteenth season of TBS’s “American Dad” (for which he just received an Emmy nomination as Klaus, the goldfish), as well as new episodes of “Sponge Bob” (Bubble Bass, Perch Perkins; Nickelodeon), “The New Looney Tunes Show” (Daffy Duck, WB), “Vampirina” (Mr. Gore, Disney), “Shimmer and Shine” (critters, Nickelodeon), and “Star Wars: Rebels” (Captain Rex, Lucas Animation). If you grew up in the 90’s you’ll recognize Dee as the voice of “Olmec” in Nickelodeon’s “Legends of the Hidden Temple,” and more recently in Nickelodeon’s “Avatar” animated series as all the creature sounds (Momo, Appa, Pabu, etc.) In addition to his broad acting range in speaking roles, Dee is the go-to guy in Hollywood for animals, monsters and alien sounds for television, movies and video games.Dee has been acting since second grade and eventually focused his diverse performing experience into a voice acting career around the age of 30... Read More →
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Bob Bergen

Two-time Emmy nominated actor Bob Bergen announced to his parents when he was five he wanted to be Porky Pig.  His mother replied, “You can’t be Porky Pig.  You’re Jewish.”  Despite this, he was determined.  At fourteen he phoned Mel Blanc after researching a dozen or so phone books, crashed a recording session pretending to be Blanc's assistant, and watched him in action... Read More →
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Jeff Bergman

In 1989, Jeff Bergman became the first voice actor to voice many of the Looney Tunes characters in Tiny Toons, after Mel Blanc passed away. He voiced Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Sylvester and Foghorn Leghorn for “The Looney Tunes Show,” and voices Bugs for the “The New Looney T... Read More →
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Matt Craig

Matthew Craig is an Emmy-nominated improviser, actor, writer, and director.  He is an alum of The Second City in Chicago, having performed in their Resident Company for over three years on both their Mainstage and ETC theaters. He spent several years traveling the world with their touring company and has worked for their corporate training division as a writer/performer/director for over fifteen years. Matt began his career at Washington University with the troupe Mama's Pot Roast. Previous theater credits include UCB, The Annoyance, iO, iOWest, Disney Cruise Lines, Brave New Workshop, The Second City Touring Company, The Second City ETC, and The Second City Mainstage. He performs all about LA with his two-man improv group FrankenMatt. (www.frankenmatt.com) Matt does commercial, voice over, and television work, appearing on “The Office,” “According to Jim,” "Key... Read More →
avatar for Collette Sunderman

Collette Sunderman

Emmy Award-nominated Voice Director and Casting Director on several award winning animation series with experience in animated features, animated television series, live-actions productions, direct-to-videos, theme park productions, audio books, adr, educational interactive games and video... Read More →



Saturday January 20, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street San Francisco, CA 94114

1:00pm

Hopefully We Don't Break Up
Giulia Rozzi (Chelsea Lately, Comedy Central, Vh1) and Will Miles (Chris Gethard Show, Difficult People, Comedy Central) host a live recording of their relationship podcast Hopefully We Don't Break Up with special guests Will Durst and Debi Durst, games and more! $20

Performers
avatar for Will Durst

Will Durst

Will Durst is an Emmy nominated political comic, nationally syndicated columnist, author, one- man show performer and sworn enemy to all tyrants foreign and domestic. Will Durst is a 5 time Emmy nominated political satirist, 7 time nominee for Best Male Stand- Up of the Year, a nationally syndicated columnist, author of 4 books, has released 5 CDs and is sworn enemy to all tyrants foreign and domestic. He is now touring with his new acclaimed one- man show about Baby Boomers. BoomeRaging: From LSD to OMG. Acknowledged by peers and press alike as one of the premier political satirists in the country, Will Durst has patched together a quilt of a comedy career; weaving national television and radio shows and commentaries, acting, writing, voice overs and stand- up into a hilarious patchwork of outraged and outrageous common sense. The New York Times says he’s "quite possibly the best political comedian working in the country today." The New Yorker says “he’s perfected a verbal jitterbug of comedy and commentary.” He’s released 4 books, 5 CDs, writes a nationally syndicated humor column and is a frequent contributor on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News... Read More →
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Debi Durst

Debi is an established Bay Area comedian who's opened for everyone from George Carlin to her husband, Will. Her movie roles (Nightmare Before Christmas,) television appearances (Whose Line is it Anyway, Comedy on the Road,) and stage triumphs (annual host of the San Francisco Cable Car Bell Ringing Competition, the Nurse in the Marin Shakespeare production of "Romeo... Read More →
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Will Miles

Will Miles is an NY-based comedian originally from Chicago. He’s currently writer on THE CHRIS GETHARD SHOW and can be seen on the next season of Hulu’s DIFFICULT PEOPLE, Go90’s THANKSGIVING, and HBO’s CRASHING. He was recently named one of Brooklyn Magazines 50 Funniest... Read More →
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Giulia Rozzi

Giulia Rozzi is a comedian, writer, actress and co-host of the podcast Hopefully We Don't Break Up. She's appeared on Comedy Central, TruTV, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Vh1, Bravo, Topic and SeeSo. Her album True Love was released last winter and named one of SiriusXM's top albums of... Read More →



Saturday January 20, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street San Francisco, CA 94111

1:00pm

Storytelling Skills: Wow Your Crowd Workshop with Kevin Allison (SOLD OUT)
From the bar to the boardroom, a well-told tale makes the best impression. The Story Studio’s "Wow Your Crowd" workshop, taught by Kevin Allison, provides students with the tools to grab listener's attention, appeal to their emotions and maybe even inspire their action. Kevin creates a friendly, social environment in which you can rehearse your work and receive feedback. You'll learn how to include the 6 Senses to trigger emotional responses. You'll master the 5 Beats of classic story structure. And you'll learn how to drive a narrative arc toward a resonant end. Your audience will remember the ideas conveyed in your story long after you have gone. This workshop is an overview of some of the tools and principles taught by Kevin Allison in his 6-week storytelling class at The Story Studio in New York City. $75
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Performers
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Kevin Allison

Kevin Allison is the creator of the live storytelling podcast RISK! (www.risk-show.com ), and a member of the legendary comedy troupe The State, known for their series on MTV. He has appeared in "Reno 911!," VH1′s "Best Week Ever," Comedy Central’s "Viva Variety" and "Stella... Read More →



Saturday January 20, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street San Francisco, CA 94102

4:00pm

CANCELED: Super Married with Jamie Denbo and John Ross Bowie
Due to scheduling issues, this show has been canceled. Ticket buyers have been contacted and refunded. Please email boxoffice@sfsketchfest.com with any questions.


John Ross Bowie (Speechless, The Big Bang Theory, The Heat) and Jamie Denbo (Daddy's Home, The Heat, Ronna & Beverly) met at the UCB Theater and got married. Now, in lieu of couples counseling, they work out their issues by improvising together!. Come! Watch! Judge! $20









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John Ross Bowie

JOHN ROSS BOWIE plays Jimmy Dimeo on ABC’S Speechless. Other appearances include The Big Bang Theory, Veep, Episodes, Love, Fresh off the Boat and a lot of shows where you think he’s the killer but then it turns out he’s not.
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Jamie Denbo

Jamie Denbo has appeared on FOX's "Brooklyn 99," NBC's "Parks & Recreation," IFC's "Comedy Bang Bang," FX's "Terriers," Showtime's "Episodes" and "Weeds," HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and many others. She recently co-starred in "The Heat," starring Sandra Bullock & Melissa McCarthy and directed by Paul Feig. As a writer, Jamie has developed pilot scripts for CBS, FX and Comedy Central. She is currently writing an original feature film for Universal. The UK's Sky Atlantic network recently shot and aired six episodes of Jamie's ongoing show, "Ronna... Read More →



Saturday January 20, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street San Francisco, CA 94111

4:00pm

Playhouse Masterpieces with Neil & Paul
Neil Campbell ("Comedy Bang! Bang!") and Paul Rust ("Love") present a never-before-seen semi-improvised play of great artistic importance. Experience an evening of legitimate theatre featuring themes and layers and like metaphors and stuff, like smart things that actually matter, unlike so much of the drivel you see these days. Featuring Mary Holland ("Veep") and Mike Hanford ("The Birthday Boys"). $25

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Neil Campbell

Neil Campbell is a writer and performer from Los Angeles, California.  Writing credits include "Comedy Bang! Bang!" (Head Writer and Executive Producer), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "The Simpsons," the 2016 Academy Awards (host: Chris Rock), the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards (host Andy Samberg) and more... Read More →
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Mike Hanford

Mike Hanford is an L.A.-based comedian who has appeared on "Love," "Comedy Bang Bang," "Conan," "Portlandia" and "Bajillion Dollar Propertie$." He’s also a member of the sketch comedy group The Birthday Boys--creators of the IFC sketch comedy series "The Birthday Boys" (produce... Read More →
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Mary Holland

Mary Holland performs regularly at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in LA. Television credits include "The Mindy Project," "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," "Comedy Bang Bang!," "Silicon Valley," and "Blunt Talk" on Starz. Film credits include "Mike and Dave Need Wedding D... Read More →
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Paul Rust

Paul Rust is an actor, writer and improviser born in Le Mars, Iowa. He currently stars in "Love" which he co-created with Lesley Arfin and Judd Apatow.



Saturday January 20, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St. San Francisco, CA 94114

4:00pm

Doughboys (SOLD OUT)
Doughboys, Feral Audio's cult podcast about chain restaurants, presents a special live recording. Join hosts Nick Wiger aka Burger Boy and Mike "Spoonman" Mitchell for what's sure to be a rousing and combative discussion about America's true national pastime: eating. $25
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

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Mike Mitchell

Michael "Mitch" Mitchell and Nick Wiger are writers and actors who live in Los Angeles. Their respective hometowns of Qunicy, Massachusetts, and Lakewood, California, are the birthplaces of Dunkin' Donuts and Denny's. They met performing sketch comedy at the Upright Citizen Briga... Read More →
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Nick Wiger

Michael "Mitch" Mitchell and Nick Wiger are writers and actors who live in Los Angeles. Their respective hometowns of Qunicy, Massachusetts, and Lakewood, California, are the birthplaces of Dunkin' Donuts and Denny's. They met performing sketch comedy at the Upright Citizen Briga... Read More →



Saturday January 20, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street San Francisco, CA 94110

4:00pm

Rock Solid with Pat Francis and special guest Rick Springfield
It's time to rock 'n' roll all night ... and party once a week! Hosted by Pat Francis, Rock Solid is the comedy/music podcast that brings you music “both new and classic," plus lots of laughs. Joining Pat for this live SF Sketchfest edition is co-host Kyle Dodson and legendary musician and actor Rick Springfield!
$25

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Kyle Dodson

Comedian, Writer, Facial Hair Connoisseur, Batman aficionado, Rock Solid Podcast Producer, and Oxford comma supporter.
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Pat Francis

Pat Francis has an extensive comedic background, both as a writer and a performer. He currently hosts “Rock Solid,” the comedy / music podcast USA Today Calls one of the “Eight Great Music Podcasts to Put in Your Ears.” His regular appearances on Jimmy Pardo's top rated p... Read More →
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Rick Springfield

Over the past three decades, Rick Springfield has worn many hats as an entertainer and performer. The creator of some of the finest power-pop of the ’80s, he’s a Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, and musician who has sold 25 million albums and scored 17 U.S. Top 40 hits, including “Jessie’s Girl,” “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “An Affair of the Heart,” “I've Done Everything for You,” “Love Somebody,” and “Human Touch.” He’s an accomplished actor who most recently starred opposite Meryl Streep in the feature... Read More →



Saturday January 20, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street San Francisco, CA 94133

4:00pm

Spotlight on "Better Things"
SF Sketchfest is proud to salute Pamela Adlon and her amazing FX show “Better Things” with an in-person conversation & clips with Adlon and cast members Diedrich Bader (Rich), Greg Cromer (Jeff), Lucy Davis (Macy), Rebecca Metz (Tressa), and Alysia Reiner (Sunny), moderated by Kevin Pollak (who also plays her brother Marion on the show).
“Better Things” centers on Sam Fox (Pamela Adlon), a single, working actor with no filter raising her three daughters, Max (Mikey Madison), Frankie (Hannah Alligood) and Duke (Olivia Edward) in Los Angeles. She’s mom, dad, referee and the cops. Sam also watches out for her mother, Phil (Celia Imrie), an English expatriate who lives across the street. Sam is flawed and fierce with her love for her daughters, and her own mother as well, sometimes heaping the love on when she feels guilty. Sam’s just trying to earn a living, navigate her daughters’ lives, have fun with a friend or two and also — just maybe — squeeze in some private time once in a while. $30

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Pamela Adlon

Raised in both New York and Los Angeles, Pamela Adlon has been acting since she was 12 years old. She made her film debut in "Grease 2" and has appeared on the big screen in "Say Anything," "Bed of Roses," "The Adventures of Ford Fairlane," "Sgt. Bilko," "Plump Fiction" and "Some Girl." Her television and animation credits are long and storied. Recent highlights include co-starring roles in USA’s "Playing House," NBC’s "Parenthood," and the upcoming Kerem Sanga directed film, "First Girl I Loved."Adlon is probably best known for her role as the unpredictable Marcy on Showtime’s "Californication" and has also won an Emmy® for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for her portrayal of Bobby Hill on Mike Judge’s animated series "King of the Hill." She also voices the role of Vidia in Disney’s "Tinker Bell" movies. Adlon starred on HBO’s "Lucky Louie," and also appeared on, wriote, and produced the FX series "Louie," for which she’s been nominated for 4... Read More →
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Greg Cromer

Greg Cromer is from St. Louis, Mo. He currently recurs as "Jeff" on "Better Things" F/X. Some past TV roles you may remember him from are on "Mad Men," "New Girl" and "Community" among others. He's also appeared in films such as Jason Bateman's "Bad Words" and Matthew Weiner's "Y... Read More →
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Lucy Davis

Lucy’s first job as an actress was at the age of 20, when she played Maria Lucas in the BBC/A&E adaptation of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, with Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle. A few years later, she starred in the Golden Globe winning BBC comedy THE OFFICE, playing DAWN TINSLEY. Shortly after this she played DIANNE in Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright’s zombie movie SHAUN OF THE... Read More →
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Rebecca Metz

Rebecca Metz recurs in the critically acclaimed, award-winning F/X series “Better Things,” which was recently picked up for a third season. Rebecca returns as “Tressa,” talent manager and friend to Sam Fox (Pamela Adlon.) Before “Better Things,” she was best known for... Read More →
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Kevin Pollak

Kevin Pollak started as stand-up comedian in San Francisco and became a touring pro by age twenty. Later, Pollak’s role in Rob Reiner’s "A Few Good Men,” proved his ability to stand out on the big screen among cinematic heavyweights. The concept of comedian turned dramatic... Read More →
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Alysia Reiner

Alysia is best known for her role as Natalie "Fig" Figueroa on ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK. Alysia won a SAG award as part of the amazing ensemble cast, she’s in all 5 binge-worthy seasons and is filming season 6 now.  Additionally Alysia plays Sunny in F/X's critical hit and Peadbody Award winning BETTER THINGS, brought to you by the inimitable Louie CK and Pamela Adlon, Season 2 on f/x now and season 1 is on HULU. And don't forget to look for her in recent/upcoming episodes of BROAD CITY, YOUNGER, and ODD MOM OUT... Read More →



Saturday January 20, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre 609 Sutter Street San Francisco, CA 94102

4:20pm

The Benson Movie Interruption: "The Fate of the Furious"
Comedian Doug Benson (“Super High Me,” “Last Comic Standing,” and the Doug Loves Movies podcast) and mystery comedy guests sit in the front row of the theater and say whatever silly stuff pops into their heads. $20

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Doug Benson

Doug Benson (“Last Comic Standing,” "Super High Me") has been on an album-a-year schedule since 2008 (his most recent release being "Gateway Doug 2: Forced Fun"), plus he has two popular weekly podcasts (“Doug Loves Movies” and "Getting Doug With High"), does the occasion... Read More →



Saturday January 20, 2018 4:20pm - 6:50pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street San Francisco, CA 94114

5:30pm

Literary Pop
Literary Pop brings together comedians, writers and storytellers to talk about the pop culture that has influenced their lives. Produced by Wonder Dave and Will Scovill.Literary Pop has been a featured show at the Animation On Display Convention, Silicon Valley Comic Con, San Francisco Comic Con, MAGWest and more. Past guests have included Jackie Kashian (Conan, The Dork Forest), Baruch Porras Hernandez (Lambda Literary fellow, founder Donde Esta Mi Gente), Amy Stephenson (Shipwreck SF), comedian Lydia Popovich, Peaches Christ (Midnight Mass at the Castro Theatre) and Snap judgement storytellers Jamie DeWolf and Gina Gold.

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Wonder Dave

Wonder Dave is an adorable gay nerd. He is the co-host of Oakland variety show Tourettes Without Regrets.  He is a regular debater on the podcast "Nerd Rage! The Great Debates". He's been a featured Comic and Sci-Fi cons across the US.
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Literary Pop

Literary Pop is the pop culture storytelling show where writers and comedians share stories about the pop culture obsessions that have shaped their lives!



Saturday January 20, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
PianoFight Bar 144 Taylor Street San Francisco, CA 94102

7:00pm

Dr. America / Karate Karate / Local Honey (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.

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Dr. America

Dr. America is a house team that performs every month at The Pack Theater in Los Angeles.  Their sketches are unpredictable, topical, gut busting romps into the absurd and salacious.
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Local Honey

Local Honey is an Improv team from Endgames Improv in San Francisco, CA.  We have been performing as a team for about a year.  Using a long-form Harold format, we put on a high-energy, fun show that is full of laughs..  The team is comprised of experienced improvisers that have trained and performed around the United States... Read More →
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Karate Karate

Karate Karate is a Maude team from UCBTLA with a strong absurd voice.
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Steve Vanderploeg

Steve Vanderploeg is Dutch. He is also a stand-up comedian, improviser and writer from Denver, Colorado. After wasting five and a half years earning a degree in Poetry, Steve started his comedy career, quickly becoming a Denver favorite with his bittersweet outlook, glazed with a... Read More →



Saturday January 20, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St. San Francisco, CA 94102

7:00pm

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Jak Knight & Giulia Rozzi
The SF Sketchfest Dozen: The Next Wave of Stand-Up Comedy StarsOriginally from Seattle, Jak Knight is an LA-based stand-up, writer, and performer. He was named a 2014 Comedy Central Comic to Watch, and a 2015 New Face at the JFL Festival in Montreal. Jak has been featured performing on Comedy Central’s The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, @Midnight, and the upcoming third season of Adam Devine’s House Party. Jak performed at the main stage of 2015’s Oddball Comedy Festival headlined by Amy Schumer and Aziz Ansari, and on the road has opened for various stand-ups including Joel McHale, Eric Andre, Moshe Kasher, and Dave Chappelle. Most recently, Jak wrapped on a pilot with Al Madrigal for Comedy Central.SF 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. Giulia Rozzi is a comedian, writer, actress and co-host of the podcast Hopefully We Don't Break Up. She's appeared on Comedy Central, TruTV, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Vh1, Bravo, Topic and SeeSo. Her album True Love was released last winter and named one of SiriusXM's top albums of the year. You can see her hosting her new talk show Feelings every month in Brooklyn. More at giuliarozzi.com Giulia Rozzi is a comedian, actress and writer. Paste Magazine describes her as "the smart friend everyone needs in their lives. An intelligent, perceptive mind that’s almost painfully aware of the foibles bound up in modern day living," Her very personal, blunt, and animated humor has earned her the honor of being a TEDx speaker, a Moth GrandSLAM champion and recently her album True Love was named one of SiriusXM's top ten comedy album's of 2016. She's been seen on Tru TV, Chelsea Lately, Comedy Central's This Is Not Happening, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Vh1, Lifetime, Bravo, SeeSo and co-stars/created the web series Seeing Other People. Her critically acclaimed solo show Bad Bride ran at the Upright Citizens Brigade in NYC for 8 months and toured the US and UK. She also currently co-hosts the popular podcast Hopefully We Don't Break Up and co-created/hosted the groundbreaking and long running (almost 10 years!) live sex themed storytelling show Stripped Stories. As a writer, Giulia has worked for TruTV, the MTV series Girl Code and Silent Library, Bravo's Odd Mom Out and TV Land's Younger. You can see her hosting her new talk show Feelings every month in Brooklyn. More at giuliarozzi.com $24

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Jak Knight

Originally from Seattle, Jak is an LA-based stand-up comic, writer, and actor. He was named a 2014 Comedy Central Comic to Watch and a 2015 New Face at the Montreal JFL Festival. In television, Jak has performed on The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, @Midnight, and Adam Devine... Read More →
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Chad Opitz

Starting off in the bars and bowling alley mics of Santa Cruz, Chad Opitz honed his act and is now performing in the bars and bowling alleys of San Francisco and beyond. And sometimes wineries and clubs.... but mostly bars and bowling alleys. His sharp writing, intense act-outs... Read More →
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Giulia Rozzi

Giulia Rozzi is a comedian, writer, actress and co-host of the podcast Hopefully We Don't Break Up. She's appeared on Comedy Central, TruTV, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Vh1, Bravo, Topic and SeeSo. Her album True Love was released last winter and named one of SiriusXM's top albums of... Read More →



Saturday January 20, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street San Francisco, CA 94111

7:30pm

Birthday Boys / The Reckoning
The Birthday Boys are bringing their bizarrely brilliant sketch comedy to SF Sketchfest with a jam packed* show! One of the most accomplished groups to come out of the Upright Citizens Brigade, the Boys have credits ranging from writing for the MTV Movie Awards to starring on Portlandia and everything in between. Their eponymous sketch series, executive produced by Bob Odenkirk, aired for two seasons on IFC and is now available to stream online. With improv comedy by The Reckoning.*jam sold separatelyThe Reckoning played to packed houses and critical acclaim at iO Chicago for over a decade and toured across the country with their singular brand of long-form improvisation. Hailed as “hands-down, the best in Chicago” and “a versatile rock band” of improvisers, they are known for their unpredictable shows and forms, as well as experimentation and innovation as ensemble. The members who now call Los Angeles home bring the Reckoning’s unique style to the iO West Mainstage every Thursday night at 10pm. $25

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Birthday Boys

The Birthday Boys are celebrating their 10th year of writing and performing bizarrely brilliant sketch comedy with a jam packed show at SF Sketchfest! One of the most accomplished groups to come out of the Upright Citizens Brigade, the Boys have credits ranging from writing for t... Read More →
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Mike Hanford

Mike Hanford is an L.A.-based comedian who has appeared on "Love," "Comedy Bang Bang," "Conan," "Portlandia" and "Bajillion Dollar Propertie$." He’s also a member of the sketch comedy group The Birthday Boys--creators of the IFC sketch comedy series "The Birthday Boys" (produce... Read More →
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Mike Mitchell

Michael "Mitch" Mitchell and Nick Wiger are writers and actors who live in Los Angeles. Their respective hometowns of Qunicy, Massachusetts, and Lakewood, California, are the birthplaces of Dunkin' Donuts and Denny's. They met performing sketch comedy at the Upright Citizen Briga... Read More →
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The Reckoning

For fifteen years, THE RECKONING has played to packed houses and critical acclaim both in Chicago, where the group formed at the legendary Improv Olympic (iO) theater in 2002, and currently in their weekly show at iO West in Los Angeles. They've toured across the country with the... Read More →



Saturday January 20, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street San Francisco, CA 94110

7:30pm

Aprés Le Deluge: The Buddy Cole Monologues
Lounge lizard Buddy Cole from Kids in the Hall makes a return to the limelight in an evening of humorous monologues from the period the show went off the air in 1995 to the present day.


Written by and Starring Scott Thompson
Directed by Robin Collins
With an opening set by Chardonnay
$25

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Chardonnay

Char*don*nay | ,SHärdn ‘ā | noun1. a variety of white wine grape used for making Champagne and other wines 2. a wine made from this grape3. a San Francisco-based sketch comedy group that’s been winning over audiences with it’s variety-show sensibility, biting wit, and smo... Read More →
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Scott Thompson

Well known to fans as a member of the sketch comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall, Scott Thompson is anything but your average comedic talent. After Lorne Michaels discovered them in the late eighties, The Kids in the Hall created a groundbreaking television series which ran from 1... Read More →



Saturday January 20, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St. San Francisco, CA 94114

7:30pm

Broken Lizard's Super Troopers Live: Here and Meow (SOLD OUT)
Live in the Meow! Join State Troopers Thorny (Jay Chandrasekhar), Foster (Paul Soter), Mac (Steve Lemme), Rabbit (Erik Stolhanske) and Farva (Kevin Heffernan) live onstage at Cobbs' Comedy Club for one night only! $30
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Performers
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Jay Chandrasekhar

Director/actor and writer Jay Chandrasekhar attended Colgate University where he achieved his BA in History before completing the New York University - Tisch School six-week intensive Film Production program. He formed the comedy troupe Charred Goosebeak while at Colgate, where he then formed Broken Lizard and soon made his first independent feature, “Puddle Cruiser,” which was the winner of the Hamptons International Film Festival's Grand Prize for Best Film and screened at the Sundance, London Int'l, SXSW and Berlin Int'l film festivals. Soon came “Super Troopers,” which became a cult classic for Jay and his Broken Lizard comedy group, which also did the films “Beerfest” and “Club Dread.” Jay directed the big-screen version of the beloved TV staple “The Dukes of Hazzard,” and has directed episodes of the TV shows “Arrested Development,” “The New Girl,” “Community,” “Ben... Read More →
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Kevin Heffernan

Best known as one of the five founding members of the Broken Lizard Comedy Troupe (alongside director Jay Chandrasekhar and fellow comedians Paul Soter, Steve Lemme, and Erik Stolhanske), Kevin Heffernan came of age in West Haven, CT, attended the prestigious and exclusive Fairfield College Preparatory School in nearby Fairfield, and eventually enrolled in Colgate University, where he met Chandrasekhar and Co.; the bunch formed a collegiate comedy troupe called “Charred Goosebeak.” Heffernan plays significant roles in the Lizard features, including 1996’s Puddle Cruiser, 2001’s Super Troopers, 2004’s Club Dread, and 2006’s Beerfest.He maintained a moderately high profile in Super Troopers, where he portrays the no-nonsense, by-the-book cop Farva, who makes an unsuccessful attempt to crack down the pot-smoking, prank-playing deadhead cops played by the other troupe members. Yet his prominence among his contemporaries increased quite a bit in Club Dread, in which he played a character called Lars. Heffernan edited, co-produced, and co-wrote the script for Puddle, edited and co-wrote Troopers, and co-wrote Club Dread and Beerfest.He also directed 2006’s The Slammin’ Salmon. Like the other four members of the Lizard troupe, he also joined the ensemble cast of The Dukes of Hazzard, alongside Burt Reynolds, Seann William Scott, Johnny Knoxville, and Jessica Simpson; Heffernan plays Sheev. In addition to his Lizardian activities, Heffernan also co-wrote the script of Divine Trash, the 1998 documentary on cinematic “gutter king” John Waters, with director Steve Yeager. Critics responded quite favorably; The New York Times’ Stephen Holden referred to the piece as “a fine and fascinating biography.” He’s the co-host of the podcast Chewin’ It with Kevin and Steve, which lives on the Nerdist network of shows. He also stars with frequent collaborator Steve Lemme in the web series The Adventures of Fatty... Read More →
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Steve Lemme

STEVE LEMME (“Mac” in Super Troopers and “Fink” in Beerfest) is a member of the Broken Lizard Comedy Group and creator of films such as Super Troopers, Beerfest, Club Dread & The Slammin’ Salmon.
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Paul Soter

Paul Soter is an actor, writer, and director, and one of the members of the Broken Lizard comedy group. As a child, he lived in Sacramento, Anchorage, Phoenix, and Denver. He graduated from Colgate University and was a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. During his time there... Read More →
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Erik Stolhanske

Erik Stolhanske brings an element of wholesome comedy into the group dynamic, as one-fifth of the Broken Lizard comedy group. His special blend of parlor and Scandinavian humor adds a Midwestern peppering to the group's fragrant comedic mix.Stolhanske has written, produced and st... Read More →



Saturday January 20, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street San Francisco, CA 94133

7:30pm

Celebrity Autobiography
As seen on Bravo, "Celebrity Autobiography" is the award-winning hit comedy show where celebrities act out other celebrities' jaw-dropping memoirs! The 2018 SF Sketchfest version will include hot off the press, never-before-seen, hard-to-believe-they-wrote-em tell-alls! A New York Times Critics Pick. "Funniest Show in Town, Hands down!" - New York Post $50
Due to a change in her schedule, Pamela Adlon will no longer be appearing. 

Performers
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Peter Asher

Peter Asher, CBE was born in London June 22, 1944, the son of a doctor and a professional musician. He was educated at Westminster School in London and at Kings College, London University, where he studied philosophy. Peter’s entry into the world of the performing arts was as a child actor. At the age of eight he starred in his first film, “The Planter’s Wife” as the son of Claudette Colbert and Jack Hawkins. He went on to act extensively in various film, TV, radio and stage productions. His legendary music career began in 1964 as one-half of the singing duo Peter... Read More →
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Barry Bostwick

Winning Golden Globe, Tony and Peabody awards for a long and multi-faceted career Barry Bostwick continues to work in all genres and just recently had 3 new films released BIGGER FATTER LIAR, A MERMAIDS TALE and THREE DAYS IN AUGUST as well as recently appearing in 2 TV series GIRLFRIENDS GUIDE TO DIVORCE and STILL THE KING. He voices a character in the highly anticipated film INCREDIBLES 2, premiering this summer.Probably best known for playing BRAD MAJORS in the cult classic ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW and MAYOR RANDALL WINSTON in the long running sitcom SPINCITY, and creating the role of DANNY ZUKO in the Broadway musical GREASE.Next season he can be seen on GREAT PERFORMANCES ON PBS in a role he originated on the cast album of ELLIS ISLAND: DREAM OF AMERICA.You can also look for him in the films FDR: AMERICAN BADASS, HELEN KELLER VS. NIGHTWOLVES, TALES OF HALLOWEEN, THE DEVILS CARNIVAL: ALLELUIA, SCORPIAN KING 4, HANNAH MONTANA-THE MOVIE, NANCY DREW, TEEN BEACH MOVIE, MOVIE MOVIE among many others.On TV he played George Washington in GEORGE WASHINGTON, Lady Astor in WAR AND REMEMBRANCE, among many TV Mini series and MOW’S. Series TV kept him busy with COUGAR TOWN, LAW AND ORDER: SVU, SUPERNATURAL, PSYCH, PHINAS AND FERB, and many more animation features and TV series... Read More →
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Lucy Davis

Lucy’s first job as an actress was at the age of 20, when she played Maria Lucas in the BBC/A&E adaptation of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, with Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle. A few years later, she starred in the Golden Globe winning BBC comedy THE OFFICE, playing DAWN TINSLEY. Shortly after this she played DIANNE in Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright’s zombie movie SHAUN OF THE... Read More →
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Gina Gershon

GINA GERSHON has enjoyed a successful and diverse career in entertainment, earning acclaim as a film, television and stage actor, as a singer/songwriter/musician and most recently as an author.Gina can currently be seen in the hit Amazon comedy series "Red Oaks”, the Judd Apatow produced HBO comedy series “Crashing” and on the Golden Globe winning series "Empire". She was most recently seen in “Permission”, starring opposite Rebecca Hall and Dan Stevens, which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival, as well as “Inconceivable” opposite Nicolas Cage for Lionsgate, and “9/11” opposite Charlie Sheen and Whoopi Goldberg.She recently wrapped production on Kay Cannon’s “The Pact” opposite Leslie Mann and John Cena.Previously, Gina starred opposite Matthew McConaughey in the dark comedy "Killer Joe", directed by William Friedkin. Gershon received rave reviews and was awarded "Best Supporting Actress" at the Toronto Film Festival for her performance as Sharla Smith.Gershon's prolific film career began when she landed her first speaking role with a memorable turn in John Hughes' box office hit "Pretty in Pink." Some of her previous roles in film include Paul Verhoeven's "Showgirls", the Wachowskis' "Bound," "Red Heat" opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger, "Cocktail" opposite Tom Cruise, John Sayles's "City of Hope," Robert Altman's "The Player," the John Woo blockbuster "Face/Off" opposite John Travolta and Nicolas Cage, and Michael Mann's Oscar-nominated "The Insider" opposite Al Pacino and Christopher Plummer. Gershon was also in Richard LaGravenese's "P.S. I Love You" opposite Hillary Swank and Taylor Hackford's "Love Ranch" opposite Helen Mirren.On television, Gershon can be seen in Larry David's "Curb Your Enthusiasm", as well as HBO’s "How to Make It In America" and Danny McBride's "Eastbound... Read More →
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Laraine Newman

Laraine Newman is a native of Los Angeles and began her career at the age of 15 when the improv group she worked with was hired to bring culture and self-expression to the youth of East LA and South Central.After High School she went to Paris and studied mime with Marcel Marceau... Read More →
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Eugene Pack

Eugene Pack is the creator of the international hit comedy sensation “Celebrity Autobiography” which won him the Drama Desk Award in the category of “Unique Theatrical Experience.” Pack is also an Emmy Award-nominated writer and Producer. He was nominated for Outstanding... Read More →
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Dayle Reyfel

Dayle Reyfel is a winner of the Drama Desk Award for her work on the critically acclaimed sensation, "Celebrity Autobiography." She has developed "Celebrity Autobiography" along with Eugene Pack since the beginning of the project. Ms Reyfel is one of the original stars of the sho... Read More →
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Fred Willard

Fred Willard radiates a unique charm that has established him as one of our generation’s most gifted comic actors. A master of sketch comedy, Fred is most heralded for his quick wit and improvisational expertise. Fred is an alumnus of The Second City and was a co-founder of the... Read More →



Saturday January 20, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre 609 Sutter Street San Francisco, CA 94102

7:30pm

Audible presents Fresh Voices (SOLD OUT)
A hand-crafted line up of some of the brightest emerging stand-ups – this is a can’t-miss night featuring rising stars, many of whom are making their Sketchfest debut. Audible Comedy curates stand up from the hottest emerging comics, and this is your opportunity to see these Fresh Voices live! $15
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Performers
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Emily Catalano

Emily's comedy addresses a wide variety of life's most enjoyable topics: breakups, failed relationships, and ex-lovers. She is becoming known in San Francisco for her smart joke writing and her veritable dead pan delivery. Emily won first place at the 2017 Rooster T. Feathers New... Read More →
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Ben Feldman

Ben Feldman is a standup comedian and writer based in San Francisco who works the top comedy clubs and venues throughout California and beyond. Ben was named as one of the Best Comics To Watch by SF Weekly in 2013: "With a dry wit that was praised by Robin Williams himself, Feldm... Read More →
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Torio Van Grol

Torio Van Grol was first discovered by a gentleman naturalist in 1676, causing an uproar among the clergy, who claimed that he was placed on Earth by God as a test of faith. After much careful study, Torio has been widely accepted as real, though some controversy lingers. Many people believe that early humans coexisted peacefully with him, even caring for him and riding on his back as a form of transportation. But Torio is not strong enough to carry people, instead relying on speed, cunning and a bulletproof eBay rating for survival. In 2016, he was listed as one of the Bay Area's best stand-up comedians by SFist... Read More →
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Brooke Heinichen

Brooke is a San Francisco-based up-and-coming stand-up comic who talks too fast and smiles too much. She performs nightly at clubs, bars, theaters, and wineries all over the Bay, and produces fundraiser shows with Hot Take Comedy. Originally from Ohio, she has been rated the #1 c... Read More →
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Hoodo Hersi

Hoodo Hersi is a promising Toronto-based comedian, having performed on prestigious shows including The Nubian Disciples of Pryor at Yuk Yuks.  She was also nominated for the Tim Sims Encouragement Fund at Second City, taped her first TV comedy special for No Kidding and was featured on SiriusXM Canada. Hoodo had the great fortune of opening up for Baron Vaughn, Moshe Kasher, Hari Kondabolou, Gina Yashere, Eric Andre, Jermaine Fowler and Matt Braunger . She has also performed at the 12th annual New York Arab-American Comedy Festival, Boston Women in Comedy Festival and Toronto’s Shedot Festival. Along with being a talented writer (Hello Giggles, Essence Magazine and Vice Canada), Hoodo received an improv scholarship at Second City (having completed Level A to D... Read More →
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Justin Hicks

Justin Hicks is a stand up comedian based in Austin, TX. Justin was raised in small town Connecticut and has lived in Texas since 2010. Much of his comedy is drawn from his upbringing and southern experiences. He has a calm demeanor and cool delivery that is unique and easy to connect with. Justin's humor covers topics ranging from chap-stick to... Read More →
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Jill Maragos

Jill Maragos developed her sense of humor and knack for story-telling as a survival tactic for growing up with a crazy family in Buffalo, NY.  With degrees in Broadcast Journalism & Mechanical Engineering, she made the natural progression into Stand-Up Comedy. She has appeared on "Laughs" (FOX), "Comedy Time" for The Ice House in Pasadena (YouTube), and "West Coast Comedy" (Hulu... Read More →
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Drew Platt

Drew Platt is a standup comic from South Mississippi who started doing comedy in New Orleans. After doing several festivals in the south including SXSW and Fun, Fun, Fun Fest he moved to San Francisco where he's performed at some of the countries best comedy clubs, including the... Read More →



Saturday January 20, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Doc's Lab 124 Columbus Avenue San Francisco, CA 94133

8:00pm

The Groundlings: The Crazy Uncle Joe Show (SOLD OUT)
Come and see one of LA's longest running long-form improvisation shows without leaving the foggy comfort of the Bay Area! Watch as The Groundlings players and guests begin with three suggestions from the crowd, and then proceed to weave the stories together, traveling back and forth through time, playing many different characters in many different situations. It's a particle accelerator of inspired comedic silliness. The L.A. Times calls them "A seven person pyrotechnic display of cleverness." For this SF Sketchfest edition, they welcome special guest improviser Minnie Driver! $25
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Performers
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Jordan Black

Jordan Black is a former writer for "Saturday Night Live," the creator of "The Black Version" and an alum of the Groundlings Improv Theater. He has been a series regular on several shows including "Punk'd" and "Halfway Home" on Comedy Central. His voice has been heard on "South Park" and "The Cleveland Show" and he’s been seen and heard on "Arrested Development," "Family Tree," "Community," "Key... Read More →
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Minnie Driver

Minnie Driver first came to the attention of audiences and critics alike in 1995 for her critically acclaimed performance in “Circle of Friends,” in which she starred with Chris O’Donnell.   She went on to earn Oscar and Screen Actors Guild nominations, both in the category of Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for Miramax’s award-winning feature, “Good Will Hunting,” directed by Gus Van Sant... Read More →
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Brian Palermo

BRIAN PALERMO may be a familiar face to some from his numerous television appearances. He has guest-starred recently on "Modern Family," "2 Broke Girls" and "The League" among others. And he is a recurring correspondent for "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno."He is an engaging actor... Read More →
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Edi Patterson

Edi plays Jen Abbott on VICE PRINCIPALS on HBO. (Season 2 out later this year.) Other credits include BLACK-ISH (recurring), FX’s PARTNERS (series regular), CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, BAJILLION DOLLAR PROPERTIES, THE LEAGUE, TWO BROKE GIRLS, WEEDS, CALIFORNICATION, indie horror come... Read More →
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Jim Rash

Jim Rash was a series regular on NBC’s COMMUNITY, playing "Dean Pelton." Other televison credits include THAT 70s SHOW, RENO 911!, FRIENDS, and WILL & GRACE. Jim also hosts the Sundance Channel's THE WRITER'S ROOM. He has won an Academy Award for his screenplay co-written with... Read More →
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Lisa Schurga

Lisa is originally from Rockland, Massachusetts. As a child she did a lot of commercials in the bathroom mirror and probably would have sold a ton of haircare products if they were televised. Lisa is excited to play an awkward Boston sistah in the new show, BUZZY'S on TBS. She has also appeared in MODERN FAMILY, BENCHED, FRESH OFF THE BOAT... Read More →
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Mindy Sterling

Mindy Sterling is best known for her character portrayal of “Frau Farbissina” in The Austin Powers Trilogy. A veteran improviser and improv teacher and director, she honed those skills with the Groundlings in Los Angeles.  She will reprise her role as “mom” on FXX’s hit... Read More →



Saturday January 20, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

Skinner Box
Eliza Skinner (Late Late Show with James Corden, Adam Ruins Everything) will perform a totally improvised musical with a different guest every show. Joining Eliza for this SF Sketchfest edition is Erin Whitehead (Wild Horses) and musical director Avery Pearson.
"Definitely one to watch" - TimeOut New York
"Eliza Skinner is too hilarious to pass up. Simple, straightforward, and effervescent with comedy flowing right through her." -RADAR"
No bullshit, every time I see her work I'm truly amazed." Todd Glass
"Eliza Skinner is one of my favorite comedians and people. She is an absolutely charming performer who can do it all: joke, sing, write, act, improvise, rap, goof with the best of 'em. You will be truly delighted and magically surprised by her inner comedic world, as I am constantly!" - Aparna Nancherla $20

Performers
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Avery Pearson

Avery Pearson has quickly become the go-to guy for comedy music in Los Angeles. 'The 88 Show with Avery Pearson' is a sold-out monthly staple at the Hollywood Improv featuring original comedy songs in a late night format. He recently co-hosted COMEDY CENTRAL DIGITAL's 'After Jam... Read More →
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Eliza Skinner

ELIZA SKINNER is an LA based comedian who TimeOutNY described as “definitely one to watch.” She has recently worked as a staff writer at FUNNY OR DIE and as both a staff writer and correspondent on FX’s TOTALLY BIASED WITH W. KAMAU BELL. She also appeared on the new version... Read More →
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Erin Whitehead

Erin Whitehead is a Los Angeles based writer and performer originally from Massachusetts. She's performed on Upright Citizens Brigade Harold Night and guest performed/written on multiple UCB shows including her monthly show Wild Horses: The Perspective. TV credits include HBO's... Read More →



Saturday January 20, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm

The Sklar Brothers / DJ Real
Join the Sklar Brothers for a night of stand-up at Cafe Du Nord! With a feature set by DJ Real and hosted by Ed Hill. $20 Co Presented by SF Comedy Day 

Performers
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The Sklar Brothers

Randy and Jason Sklar began as one zygote and later guest starred in many TV shows, including an Emmy Award winning episode of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, the FX hit “It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, as well as Adult Swim’s Childrens’ Hospital, and most recently on the... Read More →
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Ed Hill

Ed has performed all over the world. He was voted "Best Vancouver Comedian of 2016" by West Ender Magazine, and "Best Vancouver Comedian of 2015" by West Ender Magazine and The Georgia Straight, and named "Comic to Watch" in 2015 by Canadian Immigrant Magazine. He has also appeared on AXS TV's "Gotham Comedy Live", "Laughs" on FOX, TED talks, Bite TV’s “Stand up... Read More →
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DJ Real

Nick Stargu is a musician, comedian, writer and filmmaker who is best known for his multimedia / musical comedy act, DJ REAL, which has been featured at Comedy Central’s Colossal Clusterfest, Outside Lands, San Francisco Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival and more! He most recently appeared on the TV show “Flophouse” on Viceland and as a host on NBC’s show “The Guest List” on Seeso. And he’s opened for Devo, Beardyman and Bridget Everett!Nick also performs as Imaginary Radio with comedy partner, Drennon Davis. They have performed at festivals all over, including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, SXSW, the Funny or Die Oddball Festival and have recently appeared in NBC’s “Comedy Show Show” on Seeso, as well as the audio version of the show, hosted by Will Arnett.He is an audio producer, composer and sound designer at Audible’s comedy division. He has written the theme songs for “Bedtime Stories for Cynics” (w/Nick Offerman... Read More →



Saturday January 20, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Café du Nord 2174 Market St. San Francisco, CA 94114

8:00pm

"Jawbreaker": The Peaches Christ Experience
Can you survive the cruel politics of high school? Are you more of a Fern Mayo or a Vylette? Does pink make you puke? There will be plenty to gag on when SF Sketchfest and Peaches Christ team up to kill the teen dream in a celebration of 90s teen cult-classic JAWBREAKER! Peaches and her drag queen “Flawless Four" will Rock You Like a Hurricane in a pre-show performance tribute before they are joined onstage by the film’s writer and director Darren Stein and the “Foxy” Julie Benz (Marcie Fox) as well as "Julie" herself Rebecca Gayheart, live and in person, followed by a 35mm screening of the film. Toodles! $25

Performers
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Julie Benz

Julie Benz is perhaps best known for her four-season run as Rita Bennett in “Dexter,” a role that earned her two Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.Benz has had starring, recurring and guest starring roles on a number of television series, including "Training Day", HAWAII FIVE-0, "Desperate Housewives,” “Defiance,” “No Ordinary Family,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Angel,” “Roswell,” “Supernatural” and “Law and Order.” She also appeared in several television movies and miniseries, including Stephen Spielberg’s “Taken,” “Ricochet,” “Sole Custody,” “Uncorked” and “The Long Shot.”Most recently, Benz starred in the horror film “Havenhurst.” Her additional feature film credits include "RAMBO", As Good As It Gets,” “Boondock Saints II,” “Jawbreaker,” "Punisher: War Zone,” “Saw V” and “Answers to Nothing.”Benz was raised in Pennsylvania and she is the youngest of three children, all of whom are accomplished ice skaters. She competed in the 1988 U.S. Championships in junior ice dancing before a crippling stress fracture at age 14 led her to the stage. Her first major role came at 16 in the George A. Romero horror film “Two Evil Eyes.” Later, she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from New York University, where she graduated in three years with honors and studied abroad in Moscow, enriching her appreciation for... Read More →
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Peaches Christ

Peaches Christ is a filmmaker and cult leader living in San Francisco.  Her infamous cult-movie events are self-produced at the Castro Theatre and regularly draw over 1,000 attendees to each new production.  Events have featured special guest stars John Waters, Cloris Leachman, Appolonia, Barry Bostwick, Pam Grier, and more... Read More →
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Darren Stein

Darren was raised in a celluloid family with grandparents who started a Hollywood film laboratory in 1961. He started using his father’s video camera at age ten, making short films that would become the subject of his acclaimed documentary PUT THE CAMERA ON ME, featured on “T... Read More →



Saturday January 20, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street San Francisco, CA 94114

9:00pm

Back Alley Racket Club / Merkyl and Derkyl Do Improv / Nameless Numberhead (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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Back Alley Racket Club

Now this is a club you’d want to join! Back Alley Racket Club is a motley crew of wildly funny characters that serve up a new set of sketch comedy each month as a house team at the Westside Comedy Theater in Santa Monica, California. Sketch anyone?
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Merkyl and Derkyl Do Improv

Have you heard about Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos? Well Merkyl and Derkyl say, “F@#$ that guy!” Two robotic friends forced to labor away in Jeff Bezo’s Amazon Shipping Facility, Merkyl and Derkyl use their advanced AI to routinely escape to pursue their artistic passions and enthr... Read More →
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John Novosad

My name is John Novosad.  I am based out of the Comedy Works in Denver, Colorado. I am a stand-up comic. I tour nationally. I was married for eleven years. I am divorced. We did not have any children. I’m six feet tall. I weigh one hundred and ninety-three pounds. I first did s... Read More →
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Nameless Numberhead

NAMELESS NUMBERHEAD is a sketch comedy duo based in Charleston, SC. Their show is a character driven satire about you and the weird routines and habits you exhibit everyday. Self identified as surveillance chic, Nameless Numberhead exposes our obsession with voyeurism of the mund... Read More →



Saturday January 20, 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
avatar for Lauren Davis

Lauren Davis

Lauren Davis writes and performs comedy in Los Angeles, California. She has appeared on Laughs on Fox, Viceland's "How Funny", and in the music for "Everyday" by Ariana Grande, which is the only credit her little sister cares about. Lauren also performed at SF Sketchfest 2017, wa... Read More →
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DNA

DNAs brand of comedy is slightly off kilter but right on target. DNAs deeply subversive material upends the status quo and moves humanity one step forward. He also tells dick jokes.
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Imran G

Imran G hits the stage with intensity and clever quips that keep his audience enthralled and roaring with laughter. A NASA rocket scientist by day, he performs at clubs and theaters around the San Francisco Bay Area. Imran has been a semi-finalist in the San Francisco International Comedy Competition and the NBC Standup Showcase. He took 1st place in the 2011 Walk the Plank Comedy Competition and the 2014 Moth San Francisco StorySlam. He’s been featured on Audible.com as part of their ‘Sounds like America’ featurette and has performed at SF SketchFest and the Outside Lands Music... Read More →
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Joe Kwaczala

Joe Kwaczala is a stand-up from Pittsburgh, who started doing comedy in Chicago and now lives in Los Angeles. He has performed at festivals like Colossal Clusterfest, San Francisco Sketchfest, and the Chicago Comedy Exposition, and in 2017, he was chosen to be one of Comedy Centr... Read More →
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Liam McEneaney

Originally from New York City, Liam McEneaney is considered by many to be one of the country’s top comedians, in addition to his work as a top writer and producer. Starting with a college tour at the age of 19, he has headlined across the United States and throughout Europe. At the age of 24, he was tapped to appear on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend. He spent two seasons as a regular panelist on Vh1’s Best Week Ever, and more recently, he appeared on IFC doing stand-up on their interstitial series Comedy Drop. He also appeared on the Showtime special Caroline Rhea... Read More →
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Red Scott

Growing up in San Jose, CA, Red Scott never saw things the same way as other kids; he thought he was cool. He established himself as a trend-setter — fat, asthmatic, and socially inept years before Asperger’s was a syndrome or obesity an epidemic. On his way to the stage, Red had several diversions, ranging from working delivering for Pizza Hut in South Central Los Angeles to working for Apple. Red combines obscure and absurd references with the crazed insistence of a mental patient. His act encompasses everything from politics to absurdism to wordplay, all combined with deft crowd work.When not on stage, Red explores the myriad of ways an individual can be indoors and fully protected from the sun. His podcast discussing Game of Thrones, “Boars, Gore, and Swords” has over 9 million downloads and is part of the popular Boing Boing Network. He’s performed in SF Sketchfest 2011-2017, has been featured on Creepy KOFY Movie Time... Read More →
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Aviva Siegel

Aviva is a stand-up comic by day, and a stand-up comic by night. Her jokes are silly (clown horn sound) yet personal (awooga), and she just wants everyone to have a good time.She lives in Oakland, was recently nominated for "Best Comedian" by the East Bay Express, and runs shows like “Talkies... Read More →
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Jessica Michelle Singleton

Internationally touring comedy phenom, Jessica Michelle Singleton has gained worldwide fans with her live headlining performances and debut comedy album “Please. Don’t. Leave. Me.” which reached #1 on iTunes ahead of veteran comedians such as Brian Regan and Jim Gaffigan. The album was considered for the "Best Comedy Album... Read More →



9:15pm

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Jak Knight & Giulia Rozzi
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. Originally from Seattle, Jak Knight is an LA-based stand-up, writer, and performer. He was named a 2014 Comedy Central Comic to Watch, and a 2015 New Face at the JFL Festival in Montreal. Jak has been featured performing on Comedy Central’s The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, @Midnight, and the upcoming third season of Adam Devine’s House Party. Jak performed at the main stage of 2015’s Oddball Comedy Festival headlined by Amy Schumer and Aziz Ansari, and on the road has opened for various stand-ups including Joel McHale, Eric Andre, Moshe Kasher, and Dave Chappelle. Most recently, Jak wrapped on a pilot with Al Madrigal for Comedy Central.Giulia Rozzi is a comedian, writer, actress and co-host of the podcast Hopefully We Don't Break Up. She's appeared on Comedy Central, TruTV, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Vh1, Bravo, Topic and SeeSo. Her album True Love was released last winter and named one of SiriusXM's top albums of the year. You can see her hosting her new talk show Feelings every month in Brooklyn. More at giuliarozzi.com Giulia Rozzi is a comedian, actress and writer. Paste Magazine describes her as "the smart friend everyone needs in their lives. An intelligent, perceptive mind that’s almost painfully aware of the foibles bound up in modern day living," Her very personal, blunt, and animated humor has earned her the honor of being a TEDx speaker, a Moth GrandSLAM champion and recently her album True Love was named one of SiriusXM's top ten comedy album's of 2016. She's been seen on Tru TV, Chelsea Lately, Comedy Central's This Is Not Happening, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Vh1, Lifetime, Bravo, SeeSo and co-stars/created the web series Seeing Other People. Her critically acclaimed solo show Bad Bride ran at the Upright Citizens Brigade in NYC for 8 months and toured the US and UK. She also currently co-hosts the popular podcast Hopefully We Don't Break Up and co-created/hosted the groundbreaking and long running (almost 10 years!) live sex themed storytelling show Stripped Stories. As a writer, Giulia has worked for TruTV, the MTV series Girl Code and Silent Library, Bravo's Odd Mom Out and TV Land's Younger. You can see her hosting her new talk show Feelings every month in Brooklyn. More at giuliarozzi.com $24

Performers
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Jak Knight

Originally from Seattle, Jak is an LA-based stand-up comic, writer, and actor. He was named a 2014 Comedy Central Comic to Watch and a 2015 New Face at the Montreal JFL Festival. In television, Jak has performed on The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, @Midnight, and Adam Devine... Read More →
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Chad Opitz

Starting off in the bars and bowling alley mics of Santa Cruz, Chad Opitz honed his act and is now performing in the bars and bowling alleys of San Francisco and beyond. And sometimes wineries and clubs.... but mostly bars and bowling alleys. His sharp writing, intense act-outs... Read More →
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Giulia Rozzi

Giulia Rozzi is a comedian, writer, actress and co-host of the podcast Hopefully We Don't Break Up. She's appeared on Comedy Central, TruTV, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Vh1, Bravo, Topic and SeeSo. Her album True Love was released last winter and named one of SiriusXM's top albums of... Read More →



Saturday January 20, 2018 9:15pm - 10:45pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street San Francisco, CA 94111

10:00pm

The Black Version
An all African-American cast of seasoned improv specialists from the world-famous troupe The Groundlings asks the audience to suggest a popular film title and then performs the "black version" of that movie. And with experienced and talented performers like Nyima Funk, Daniele Gaither, Phil LaMarr, Gary Anthony Williams, Cedric Yarbrough, and creator Jordan Black in on the fun, audiences are sure to see off-the-cuff comedy at its best. The cast's stellar credits range from "Saturday Night Live" and "Mad TV" to "The Boondocks" and "Reno 911!" $25


Due to a change in schedule, Karen Maruyama will no longer be appearing.

Performers
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Jordan Black

Jordan Black is a former writer for "Saturday Night Live," the creator of "The Black Version" and an alum of the Groundlings Improv Theater. He has been a series regular on several shows including "Punk'd" and "Halfway Home" on Comedy Central. His voice has been heard on "South Park" and "The Cleveland Show" and he’s been seen and heard on "Arrested Development," "Family Tree," "Community," "Key... Read More →
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Nyima Funk

Nyima Funk is the host of "Undercover Cupid," the new hidden camera dating show on NickMom. She’s also a cast member on the CW’s "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" and Comedy Central’s "Key & Peele." Here television credits include NBC’s "Thank God You’re Here," MTV’s "Wild... Read More →
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Daniele Gaither

Daniele Gaither is widely recognized (primarily by young Mexican-American men, sailors and prison inmates) for her work on "MADtv" (Fox). She starred in half-hour prime time series "The Rerun Show" (NBC) and prime time sketch comedy show "Hype" (WB). Daniele grew up mostly in Min... Read More →
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Phil LaMarr

A Los Angeles native, Phil is an alumnus of Yale University and The Groundlings where he worked alongside such comedic stars as Jennifer Coolidge, Kathy Griffin and Will Ferrell. Phil is best known as one of the original cast members of Mad TV and as "Marvin" in "Pulp Fiction."In... Read More →
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Gary Anthony Williams

Gary recently appeared in the films "The Internship" with Vince Vaughn and "The Factory" along with John Cusack. You can catch him in new episodes of "Whose Line is it Anyway," "Mike and Molly" and "Baby Daddy." He has recurred on "The Soul Man," "Raising Hope," "Malcolm in the M... Read More →
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Cedric Yarbrough

Cedric Yarbrough's television credits include Comedy Central's hit "Reno 911!", Adult Swim's Peabody award winning "The Boondocks" & guest appearances on "Curb Your Enthusiasm", "Key & Peele" & "Comedy Bang Bang". Some of his film credits include "The 40 Year Old Virgin", "Get Sm... Read More →



Saturday January 20, 2018 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street San Francisco, CA 94110

10:00pm

Wild Horses: The Perspective
Wild Horses is a longform improv team made up of four best friends: Stephanie Allynne (Amazon's One Mississippi), Mary Holland (Starz' Blunt Talk), Lauren Lapkus (Orange is the New Black, Jurassic World), and Erin Whitehead (HBO's Animals). In their long-running show, The Perspective, they get cozy with a special celebrity guest -- Lucy Davis (BBC's The Office, Wonder Woman) --  in an engaging, hilarious, and candid conversation, followed by an improv set. It's kinda like The View...but the women are friends...plus drinking. $30
Due to a change in her schedule, Minnie Driver is no longer appearing. Lucy Davis has been added.

Performers
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Stephanie Allynne

Stephanie Allynne is a writer and actor on th