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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 →
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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
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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 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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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
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 →



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









Performers
avatar for John Ross Bowie

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

Performers
avatar for Neil Campbell

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 →
avatar for Mike Hanford

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.

Performers
avatar for Mike Mitchell

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

Performers
avatar for Kyle Dodson

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

Performers
avatar for Pamela Adlon

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

Performers
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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.

Performers
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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.

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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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.
avatar for Steve Vanderploeg

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

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 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

Performers
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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 →
avatar for Mike Hanford

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

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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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
avatar for Jay Chandrasekhar

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
avatar for Jordan Black

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
avatar for Jak Knight

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
avatar for Jordan Black

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
avatar for Stephanie Allynne

Stephanie Allynne

Stephanie Allynne is a writer and actor on the Amazon series "One Mississippi," plays Joey on Adult Swim's "Dream Corp, LLC," and is currently developing a show for HBO. Stephanie can be seen in the upcoming features "The Runaround," "Please Stand By," "And Punching the Clown," as well as in David Lynch's new "Twin Peaks" on Showtime. Some past credits include: "In A World," "People Places Things," "The Mindy Project," "The League," "Happy Endings," "Maron," "2 Broke Girls," "Key... 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 →
avatar for Mary Holland

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 →
avatar for Lauren Lapkus

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 →
avatar for Erin Whitehead

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

10:00pm

RISK! with Kevin Allison

RISK! is the show where people tell true stories they never thought they'd dare to share in public. Created and hosted by Kevin Allison (MTV's The State, Reno 911!, High Maintenance, etc), the RISK! podcast is downloaded over 2.5 million times each month and features famous folks and ordinary people sharing the most hilarious, intimate, moving and incredible moments from their lives. Slate.com calls RISK! "Jaw-dropping, hilarious and just plain touching." RISK! is coming out with a book of the 50 best stories ever shared on the podcast, as well as lots of never-before-heard stories, in summer of 2018. Learn more at RISK-show.com. $30

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 →
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 Guy Branum

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 →
avatar for Biz Ellis

Biz Ellis

Biz Ellis is the co-host of the comedy podcast One Bad Mother. She lives in Pasadena, CA with her husband, her toddler son and her daughter who’s a full blown kid.
avatar for Dana Gould

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 →



Saturday January 20, 2018 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St. San Francisco, CA 94114

10:00pm

Audible presents Fresh Voices
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

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 Chris Gordon

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 →
avatar for Andie Main

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 →
avatar for Dalia Malek

Dalia Malek

Dalia started comedy in London, UK, where she first started honing her silly, playful, and sometimes dark material in major clubs and festivals all over the country. Her warm and conspiratorial stage presence and punchy writing helped her progress quickly. Her comedy was broadcas... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Orolfo

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 →
avatar for Caitlin Peluffo

Caitlin Peluffo

Originally hailing from San Francisco, CA, Caitlin Peluffo is a comedian currently living in Brooklyn, NY. After a brief six year stint in art school where she studied performative video (no, really…that’s a thing) she has expanded her talents to the stage. Peluffo has been featured in NBC Seeso’s “New York's Funniest,” the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, and the Limestone Comedy Festival... Read More →
avatar for Joe Tobin

Joe Tobin

Originally from Philadelphia, comedian Joe Tobin has been a regular at Bay Area clubs for 10 years, to nearly universal acclaim. (Joe Montana once shook his hand and said, “good job.” This may have been the highlight of his career.) An East Coast personality trapped in a West... 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 →



Saturday January 20, 2018 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Doc's Lab 124 Columbus Avenue San Francisco, CA 94133

10:00pm

Shit Arcade (SOLD OUT)

Sh*t ArcadeComedians Play Bad Video GamesOn Sh*t Arcade, comedians, Twitch streamers, and the audience play and make fun of the worst video games of all time. From Shaq-Fu to Bible Adventures to even more Shaq-Fu, get a chance to see some of the most terrible, poorly reviewed games of all time - and even get a chance to win them. Hosted by Mike Drucker (Adam Ruins Everything, Bill Nye Saves the World, and Nintendo). $22
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Performers
avatar for Brian Altano

Brian Altano

Brian Altano is a host and producer at IGN, hosting such shows as "Beyond" and the weekly live comedy and variety show, "Up at Noon." He also co-hosts the popular podcast "The Comedy Button."
avatar for TJ Chambers

TJ Chambers

T.J. Chambers is a television writer/producer and stand-up comedian whose work (and sometimes face) has appeared on every major network, and most lil' cable channels, in the U.S. and U.K. He has been lucky enough to write jokes for everyone from Betty White to Will Arnett, and ap... Read More →
avatar for Mike Drucker

Mike Drucker

Mike Drucker is a writer and comedian in New York, NY. His stand-up has been featured on Audible, SeeSo, and at the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival. His writing has been nominated for two Emmys and a Writers Guild Award. He's written for The President Show, Nintendo of A... Read More →
avatar for Chris Kohler

Chris Kohler

Chris Kohler is Features Editor at Kotaku, a website about video games, and co-host of the weird pub trivia podcast Good Job, Brain! He has written several books about games, including Power-Up and Final Fantasy V.
avatar for Jessica Michelle Singleton

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 →
avatar for Eliza Skinner

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 →



Saturday January 20, 2018 10:00pm - 11:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street San Francisco, CA 94102

10:30pm

The Wahlberg Solution
LIVE from SF Sketchfest, Mark Wahlberg (Daniel Van Kirk) and his very famous A-list friends solve the problems of the world (because Donnie can’t). They’ll cover very important topics, discuss current news and events, and if you’re lucky, Mark will make out with you in the parking lot after the show. $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 →
avatar for Daniel Van Kirk

Daniel Van Kirk

Daniel Van Kirk grew up in Rochelle, IL and lived in Chicago for years as he started his career as an actor and comedian at the famed The Second City Theatre. Since moving to Los Angeles, Daniel has become part of both the stand-up and improv/sketch communities, working with the... 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 →
avatar for Kenny Stevenson

Kenny Stevenson

Kenny Stevenson is currently performing at the UCB-LA as the host of  "Hollywood For Ugly People", a monthly show where comedians talk about politics, and he is a member of the UCB Maude Team Oh, Brother!.  He has appeared in several episodes of "Parks and Recreation", “Comedy Bang Bang”, and "Brooklyn 99", and can be seen on the shows "Preppy Little Teen$" and “The UCB Show... Read More →
avatar for Cole Stratton

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 →



Saturday January 20, 2018 10:30pm - 11:55pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street San Francisco, CA 94111

10:30pm

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
avatar for Jay Chandrasekhar

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 →
avatar for Kevin Heffernan

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.
avatar for Paul Soter

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 →
avatar for Erik Stolhanske

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

10:30pm

Little Esther Goes Through Your Stuff

Little Esther ("Key & Peele," "@Midnight") and her stand up guests perform and get to know their audience members by going through their personal belongings. $22

Performers
avatar for The Sklar Brothers

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 →
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 →
avatar for Francesca Fiorentini

Francesca Fiorentini

Francesca Fiorentini is a journalist, comedian and activist. She is host and producer of the show Newsbroke on AJ+, the digital outlet of Al Jazeera Media Network. She is also a correspondent with the show Explorer on the National Geographic Channel.As a stand up comic Francesca has performed at SF Sketchfest, the Comedy Comedy Festival in Los Angeles, and regularly appears in clubs and seedy bars in the Bay Area... Read More →
avatar for Esther Povitsky

Esther Povitsky

Esther is a stand up comedian seen on Comedy Central's @Midnight, Workaholics, Not Safe with Nikki Glaser, Key & Peele, Adam Devine's House Party, and Enjoy It! with Brody Stevens.You can see Esther on the CW's Crazy Ex Girlfriend, Netflix's LOVE and Netflix's upcoming series "La... Read More →



Saturday January 20, 2018 10:30pm - 11:55pm
Café du Nord 2174 Market St. San Francisco, CA 94114

11:00pm

Fashion Show at Lunch / Gringos presents: El Chisme / Living Impaired (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 Gringos present: El Chisme

Gringos present: El Chisme

Gringos is a Latinx indie improv team performing long-form improv across Los Angeles. Come laugh with the crazy Latin family you wish you had!
avatar for Felicia Folkes

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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Living Impaired

Living Impaired (Toby Dixon, Clay Stafford, Kelly Noelke and Micke Tong) is an SF-based sketch comedy group that has been causing an uproar since 2011. True to its Mission roots, Living Impaired has a reputation for high-energy, renegade comedy. Loaded with props and zero awareness of stage boundaries, a good time is always had by all... Read More →
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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 →



Saturday January 20, 2018 11:00pm - Sunday January 21, 2018 12:30am
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St. San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Sunday, January 21
 

11:00am

The Groundlings Children's Show
The Groundlings are known for their improvisational, comedic actors. In this show, a bunch of professional adults will perform a show of improv games for kids and families! Expect lots of laughs and silliness. Great for ages 4 - 12, plus any grownups. You'll see a LOT of actors that you'll recognize from TV and movies. $15

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 →
avatar for Laraine Newman

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 →
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 →
avatar for Lisa Schurga

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 →
avatar for Mindy Sterling

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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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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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 →



Sunday January 21, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre 609 Sutter Street San Francisco, CA 94102

1:00pm

Dumb People Town
It’s as much an exploration as it is a celebration of dumb people doing dumb things (often in Florida). With Daniel Van Kirk, Randy Sklar, and Jason Sklar. $25

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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Daniel Van Kirk

Daniel Van Kirk grew up in Rochelle, IL and lived in Chicago for years as he started his career as an actor and comedian at the famed The Second City Theatre. Since moving to Los Angeles, Daniel has become part of both the stand-up and improv/sketch communities, working with the... 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 →



Sunday January 21, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street San Francisco, CA 94133

1:00pm

One Bad Mother
One Bad Mother is a comedy podcast hosted by Biz Ellis and Theresa Thorn about motherhood and how unnatural it sometimes is. We aren't all magical vessels!
Every week we deal with the thrills and embarrassments of motherhood and strive for less judging and more laughing. Each episode contains frank discussions about parenting, as well as calls from listeners with their genius moments and failures. Now in it's 4th year with over 200 episodes and over 6.8 million downloads, One Bad Mother been listed by The Guardian as part of their "Podcasts To Listen To Now" and by Parents Magazine (2016) and by Parenting.com (2015) as one of the funniest parenting podcasts. Biz and Theresa will be joined by special guest Eliza Skinner.
 $25

Performers
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Biz Ellis

Biz Ellis is the co-host of the comedy podcast One Bad Mother. She lives in Pasadena, CA with her husband, her toddler son and her daughter who’s a full blown kid.
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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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Theresa Thorn

In addition to being the co-host of One Bad Mother, Theresa is co-owner of the Maximum Fun network of podcasts, which she runs with her spouse, Jesse Thorn. Originally from the Bay Area, the Thorns now live in Los Angeles with their three scruffy children and two beautiful dogs.



Sunday January 21, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street San Francisco, CA 94111

1:00pm

Weird Adults with Little Esther
Little Esther Povitsky finds out what makes her fellow comedian friends both weird and adult with an irreplaceable quirk and charm not found anywhere else. Esther will be joined by Nick Wiger from the Doughboys podcast. $22

Performers
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Esther Povitsky

Esther is a stand up comedian seen on Comedy Central's @Midnight, Workaholics, Not Safe with Nikki Glaser, Key & Peele, Adam Devine's House Party, and Enjoy It! with Brody Stevens.You can see Esther on the CW's Crazy Ex Girlfriend, Netflix's LOVE and Netflix's upcoming series "La... 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 →



Sunday January 21, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street San Francisco, CA 94111

1:30pm

SF Sketchfest Tribute to "Lady Dynamite"
Join "Lady Dynamite" herself, the inimitable Maria Bamford in the company of some of her critically-acclaimed Netflix series' creators and cast members as SF Sketchfest pays tribute to one of the most special and unique voices in comedy. Moderated by Dana Gould.
$35




Due to a change in schedule, Mitch Hurwitz and Fred Melamed will not be appearing.









Performers
avatar for Maria Bamford

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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Bruce Smith

Bruce Smith is the founding partner and president of Omnipop Talent Group, a management company that began as a personal appearance talent agency in NY. Since relocating to L.A. in 1990, Bruce has launched the careers of Maria Bamford (Lady Dynamite), Oscar Nunez (The Office), Doug Jones (Star Trek: Discovery), Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Doug Benson (Super High Me), Andy Kindler (Late Show with David Letterman), Natasha Leggero (Another Period), Christopher Titus (Titus), Kevin James (King of Queens), Derek Waters (Drunk History), Scott Aukerman (Comedy Bang Bang), and many others... Read More →



4:00pm

Throwing Shade

Called "the perfect combination of silly, intelligent, cynical and charming" by Entertainment Weekly and "well worth dialing up" by the New York Times tv critic,Throwing Shade Live is the boundary-pushing political comedy podcast and tv show hosted by Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi who bring their fresh takes on pop culture, women's rights, and LGBT rights live to the stage for an evening of hilarity and vulgarity. "Sorry Bill Maher, there has never been a raunchier or funnier current affairs program." - Fast Company $25

Performers
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Erin Gibson

Emmy-nominated Southern loudmouth Erin Gibson co-hosts & co-created “Throwing Shade”, the award-winning political absurdist comedy podcast, live show & TV show. She developed her social commentary chops as the host of  ”Modern Lady” and sharpened them writing and directin... Read More →
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Bryan Safi

Bryan is the co-host and co-creator of the THROWING SHADE podcast, live show and TV show. As an actor, you’ve seen him on shows like MODERN FAMILY, THE BIG BANG THEORY, SUPERSTORE and as Charlie in the Will Ferrell/Kristen Wiig Lifetime original movie opus A DEADLY ADOPTION. He currently plays Alan Lowenstein on Freeform’s long-running series YOUNG... Read More →
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Dan Savage

Dan Savage is a writer, TV personality, and activist best known for his political and social commentary, as well as his honest approach to sex, love and relationships. Savage’s sex advice column, “Savage Love,” is syndicated in newspapers and websites throughout the United... Read More →



Sunday January 21, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St. San Francisco, CA 94114

4:00pm

Spotlight on ABC's "Speechless" with Minnie Driver, John Ross Bowie and Cedric Yarbrough
Join cast members Minnie Driver, John Ross Bowie and Cedric Yarbrough for an inside look at one of ABC's funniest and most charming comedies in which Maya DiMeo is a mom who will do anything for her husband Jimmy and kids Ray,  Dylan and JJ, her eldest son with cerebral palsy.  $25

Performers
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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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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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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 →



4:00pm

"Animal House" 40th Anniversary screening and cast and crew reunion
Whether you're Delta Tau Chi or Omega Theta Pi, you won't want to miss this 40th anniversary screening and reunion of the cast and director of "Animal House," a groundbreaking comedy classic with some of the best comedic performances of the 1970s. Come dressed in your best toga. Join the cast and crew for a screening and onstage conversation moderated by author and musician Paul Myers $25
Note: due to a scheduling conflict, Karen Allen will no longer be appearing.

Performers
avatar for John Landis

John Landis

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

Tim Matheson (born Timothy Lewis Matthieson; December 31, 1947) is an Americanactor, director and producer perhaps best known for his portrayal of the smooth talking‘Eric “Otter” Stratton’ in the 1978 comedy “Animal House,” but has had a variety of otherwell-known rol... Read More →
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Bruce McGill

Since D-Day and his Harley roared up the Delta House stairs in Animal House, Bruce McGill has been a memorable screen presence. He has appeared in over 150 films, tv movies and series spanning the last five decades. Throughout his career — from Lincoln to Law Abiding Citizen, from Collateral to My Cousin Vinny, from Miami Vice to MacGyver to The Insider — he has consistently received rave reviews for his stand-out performances, and shows no signs of slowing down.Bruce has just ended his 7th and final season of portraying Detective Vince Korsak on TNT's hit series Rizzoli... Read More →
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Mark Metcalf

Almost forty years ago Mark Metcalf entered into an alternative reality with alternative facts and alternative outcomes.  It was called Animal House, and compared to the present reality, facts, and potential outcomes, it was and is a much more fun, funny, and pleasant universe.  ... Read More →
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Paul Myers

Born in Toronto, Canada, and based in Berkeley, California, Paul Myers has worn many hats over the years, including journalist, author, broadcaster and musician, and has been a frequent guest and participant in SF Sketchfest, previously hosting Sketchfest events with David Byrne, and... Read More →
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Peter Riegert

PETER RIEGERT has been acting, writing, directing and producing for over 45 years. His movies include: ANIMAL HOUSE, LOCAL HERO, CROSSING DELANCEY, CHILLY SCENES OF WINTER, COLDBLOODED, UTZ, OSCAR, PASSED AWAY, THE MASK, TRAFFIC, WHITE IRISH DRINKERS, MIDDLETON and the short films THE WALK and THE RESPONSE, which received the ABA Silver Gavel and was short listed for an Academy nomination for live-action short. Television credits include: THE SOPRANOS, DAMAGES, GYPSY, BARBARIANS AT THE GATE, CONCEALED ENEMIES, LAW AND ORDER SVU, THE GOOD WIFE and ONE TREE HILL.On Broadway he was in THE OLD NEIGHBORHOOD, AN AMERICAN DAUGHTER, THE NERD and DANCE WITH ME. Off B'Way includes: SEXUAL PERVERSITY IN CHICAGO, THE BIRTHDAY PARTY, MOUTAIN LANGUAGE, ISN'T IT ROMANTIC and A ROSEN BY ANY OTHER NAME.His directorial film debut was the Academy nominated short BY COURIER, followed by his first feature, KING OF THE CORNER, with Isabella Rossellini, Eli Wallach, Rita Moreno, Beverly D'Angelo, Eric Bogosian and Dominic Chianese.Books on Tape include: THE YIDDISH POLICEMAN'S UNION by Michael Chabon; WHERE I'M CALLING FROM, (11 short stories) by Raymond Carver; BLACK MONEY and THE CHILL by Ross McDonald and THE LAWGIVER by Herman Wouk.He played Oscar Newman in David Simon's mini-series for HBO, SHOW ME A HERO, with Oscar Isaac and Catherine Keener, based on Lisa Belkin's non-fiction book of the same name, directed by Paul Haggis.AMERICAN PASTORAL directed and starring Ewan McGregor, with Jennifer Connolly, Dakota Fanning, David Strathairn, and Uzo Aduba... Read More →
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Martha Smith

Martha Smith first gained recognition in her debut as southern cheerleader “Babs Jansen”, rival to John Belushi's “Bluto”,  (“That boy is a P-I-G, pig!”) in the comedy blockbuster National Lampoon's Animal House.   Raised in a suburb of Detroit, it was Smith's early years modeling that first landed her in Los Angeles where her acting career was launched by a chance meeting with the head of casting at Universal... Read More →
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James Widdoes

Jamie Widdoes is the current series director of the sitcom MOM. Prior to this, he was the series director of TWO & A HALF MEN, directing over 150 episodes of the series. He’s had an extensive career in the multicam comedy world, directing pilots such as DAVE’S WORLD, TWO GUYS... Read More →



Sunday January 21, 2018 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street San Francisco, CA 94114

4:20pm

Doug Loves Movies (SOLD OUT)
Comedian Doug Benson ("Super High Me" and Comedy Central's "The Benson Interruption") hosts a podcast where he talks to his hilarious special surprise guests about his first love…movies! To have a chance at winning some prizes, bring a movie themed name tag! $30
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Performers
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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 →



Sunday January 21, 2018 4:20pm - 5:50pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street San Francisco, CA 94111

5:30pm

BOC Podcast

Hosted by comedians Nicole Calasich and Dominique Gelin, the Bag O'Cuntz podcast (or bocpodcast on iTunes) is a woman-of-color run pod that features comedians, creative women, and women creative enough to survive male-dominated fields. We alternate between comedian guests and doctors/lawyers/actual adults to make that lone female badass life a little easier. We've been on SoundCloud and iTunes for 1.5 years. Free

Performers
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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Dominique Gelin

Dominique Gelin is a comedian in San Francisco who offers strong opinions on stupid things, -isms, and assholes. It's all very fascinating. Before moving to the Bay Area, she was a finalist for the Ultimate Miami Comedian and was a part of the Boca Raton Comedy Festival. Dom has... Read More →



Sunday January 21, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
PianoFight Bar 144 Taylor Street San Francisco, CA 94102

7:00pm

Gringos presents: El Chisme / Karate Karate / Odell & DeJong (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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Gringos present: El Chisme

Gringos is a Latinx indie improv team performing long-form improv across Los Angeles. Come laugh with the crazy Latin family you wish you had!
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Odell & DeJong

Nicole Odell and Christopher DeJong met when they performed together in the Leela Improv Theater Co. staff ensemble in San Francisco, and decided to start a duo improv project. Odell and DeJong performed in the San Francisco Improv Festival in 2017, and has performed in San Franc... Read More →
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Karate Karate

Karate Karate is a Maude team from UCBTLA with a strong absurd voice.
avatar for Liam McEneaney

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 →



Sunday January 21, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St. San Francisco, CA 94102

7:00pm

Live from the Alamo
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

Performers
avatar for Phil Griffiths

Phil Griffiths

As far as mid-life crisis go, Phil Griffiths’ wife stacks his career in stand up comedy as better than a drug addiction but worse than him having a mistress. With his dry deadpan humor, Phil performs all over the Bay Area and shares his slightly off observations on fatherhood... 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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Dro Knows

Alejandro Ochoa, or as he is known on stage, Dro Knows, is a San Francisco comic raised on the mean streets of Los Angeles. The bleary-eyed Ochoa appears as a charming goofball with a hyper excitable stage presence. His light hearted nature has won over crowds across California, appearing recently at SF Sketchfest, Santa Cruz Comedy Fest, and The Roast of Dustin Diamond... 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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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 →
avatar for Aviva Siegel

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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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 →
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Alyssa Westerlund

Alyssa Westerlund's sweet, innocent looks belie her wicked sense of humor and spot on delivery. She inspires women and melts men: like toy soldiers in the microwave. Alyssa's comedy will rip your guts out, tear your heart to pieces, grab you by the genitalia and not let go until... Read More →



7:30pm

Audible Presents Hot Mic with Dan Savage (SOLD OUT)

On “Hot Mic”, expert advice columnist Dan Savage showcases hilarious live stories about sex and relationships from storytelling shows all around the country, and brings on funny guests to dish on everything from threesomes to parenthood to sex work. At SF Sketchfest 2018, come see “Hot Mic” for yourself! We’ll have four special guests including Maria Bamford ("Lady Dynamite"), Cedric Yarbrough (“Speechless”) and Esther Povitsky of “Alone Together” onstage sharing true, personal stories. Local songstress Rachel Lark will play some of her gloriously sexy tunes, and Dan will share some stories of his own. $25
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.
Due to a change in schedule, Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi will not be appearing.

Performers
avatar for Maria Bamford

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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Rachel Lark

Rachel Lark is a San Francisco based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Her music has been featured on the “Savage Lovecast” and Salon.com and she tours regularly throughout the U.S. and Europe. She's made waves for her biting political satire, fearless authenticity... Read More →
avatar for Esther Povitsky

Esther Povitsky

Esther is a stand up comedian seen on Comedy Central's @Midnight, Workaholics, Not Safe with Nikki Glaser, Key & Peele, Adam Devine's House Party, and Enjoy It! with Brody Stevens.You can see Esther on the CW's Crazy Ex Girlfriend, Netflix's LOVE and Netflix's upcoming series "La... Read More →
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Dan Savage

Dan Savage is a writer, TV personality, and activist best known for his political and social commentary, as well as his honest approach to sex, love and relationships. Savage’s sex advice column, “Savage Love,” is syndicated in newspapers and websites throughout the United... 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 →



Sunday January 21, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St. San Francisco, CA 94114

7:30pm

Harmontown (SOLD OUT)
Attend a town meeting in a land free of brevity, where Mayor Dan Harmon (creator of NBC’s "Community") and Comptroller Jeff B. Davis ("Whose Line is it Anyway?") take another small, drunken step toward colonizing the moon. Evening may include ineffectual rants, songs, shameful stories, special guests, forehead sweat and repeated exposure to the phrases “like,” uh,” “sort of” and “you know.” $30
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Performers
avatar for Spencer Crittenden

Spencer Crittenden

Spencer Crittenden is one of the minds behind Harmonquest and a fixture on the Harmontown podcast. Leave him alone.
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Jeff B. Davis

Jeff B. Davis is a multi-talented actor/comedian, born and bred in Los Angeles, CA. His career began at age 4 as Linus in a terribly ill-advised, all-children production of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" at the Goundlings Theater. On opening night, Jeff vomited all over his d... Read More →
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Dan Harmon

Dan Harmon is the Emmy® winning creator/executive producer of the comedy series “Community” as well as the co-creator/executive producer of Adult Swim’s “Rick & Morty.” Harmon co-founded Channel 101, an untelevised non-profit audience-controlled network for undiscovered filmmakers, many of whom used it to launch mainstream careers, including the boys behind SNL’s Digital... Read More →
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Steve Levy

Steve Levy has served as Dan Harmon’s right-hand man since 2014. He produces his podcast Harmontown as well as some of Dan’s other recent projects.



7:30pm

I Think I'd Be Good At That
Five of the Bay Area's best comedians help one person who has always wanted to do standup get onstage. With the help of experienced comics, one person will learn how to write material, perform jokes and do it all in front of an audience. Come see this one-of-a-kind show that could be glorious...or terrifying. $22

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 →
avatar for Drew Harmon

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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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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Caitlin Peluffo

Originally hailing from San Francisco, CA, Caitlin Peluffo is a comedian currently living in Brooklyn, NY. After a brief six year stint in art school where she studied performative video (no, really…that’s a thing) she has expanded her talents to the stage. Peluffo has been featured in NBC Seeso’s “New York's Funniest,” the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, and the Limestone Comedy Festival... 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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Chris Storin

Billionaire Chris Storin put his stacks of cash aside to pursue stand up comedy. Sometimes Chris does shows where the audience is unaware that there is a comedy show that night. Does that bother him? F@%# NO! He straps on a mic, and takes the audience on a ride so AWESOME, you'll forget he's a billionaire... Read More →



Sunday January 21, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Doc's Lab 124 Columbus Avenue San Francisco, CA 94133

7:30pm

Will Durst & Friends: Trump One Year Later
As the sacred cows beg for their pomposity to be punctured, America cries out for a man with the aim, strength and style to hit them where it hurts the funniest. Will Durst is that man. Sweeping both sides of the aisle with a mix of incredulity and common sense, Durst transcends party ties, having performed at events honoring former Presidents Bill Clinton and George HW Bush as well as speaking at both a Mayors Convention and Governors Conference. Heʼs as current as todayʼs headlines. Outraged and outrageous. Comedy for people who read or know someone who does.
Durstʼs motto is “You Canʼt Make Stuff Up Like This.” This prolific writer has his material regularly delivered at 8 am every morning in the five papers he reads daily. Ulysses Press released Durstʼs first book, “The All American Sport of Bipartisan Bashing,” was based on a critically acclaimed one man Off Broadway show, which had critics climbing over themselves reaching for superlatives.The New York Times: “Durst is at his sly savvy best. Highly recommended.” The New York Post: “Brilliantly crafted. Satire to admire in a smashing bashing!” The Epoch Times: “A political, comic and performance tour-de-force, Durst attacks both the left and the right with equal enthusiasm. Hits the bulls eye every time.“ Fox News: “A great political satirist.” “The New Yorker: “Heʼs perfected a verbal jitterbug of comedy.”
Busier than a blind squirrel neck deep in an almond sorting warehouse Durst writes a nationally syndicated weekly column, daily website jokes, voices radio commentaries yet manages to find time to perform 100s of shows a year at theaters, clubs, corporate events and benefits all over the country. A regular guest on NPR, MSNBC and Fox News, heʼs received 5 Emmy nominations and 7 consecutive nominations for the American Comedy Awards Stand Up of the Year. His 800+ global television appearances include HBO, The Today Show, Letterman, CNNʼs Inside Politics, Good Morning America, Showtime, Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, CBS Morning News, the BBC, CBC, Greek, Scottish, French and Australian TV. And radio, donʼt get me started. Lots. He even spent a year co-hosting a San Francisco morning radio show with former Mayor Willie Brown.
The first comic invited to perform at Harvardʼs Kennedy School of Government, Durst has told jokes in 14 countries and blogged the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Course the past 4 years. Hobbies include the never-ending search for the perfect cheeseburger while his heroes remain the same from when he was twelve: Thomas Jefferson and Bugs Bunny.
Durstʼs performances are made possible by the First Amendment to the US Constitution. $22

Performers
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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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Francesca Fiorentini

Francesca Fiorentini is a journalist, comedian and activist. She is host and producer of the show Newsbroke on AJ+, the digital outlet of Al Jazeera Media Network. She is also a correspondent with the show Explorer on the National Geographic Channel.As a stand up comic Francesca has performed at SF Sketchfest, the Comedy Comedy Festival in Los Angeles, and regularly appears in clubs and seedy bars in the Bay Area... 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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Johnny Steele

A bay area native, Johnny has hosted his own daily radio and TV shows in SF. A former winner of the SF Int’l Comedy Competition, Johnny has headlined across the US, Canada, and overseas, and can currently be seen in the comedy documentary 3 Still Standing, available on Amazon P... Read More →



Sunday January 21, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street San Francisco, CA 94133

8:00pm

Audible presents The Bat: Improv in the Dark
Record live for Audible, hosts Cole Stratton and Janet Varney and four guest improvisers will create a world before your very ears, as they'll perform the entire thing in the dark! Characters, conflicts, sound effects and more will be vocally winged based upon your suggestions.  $25

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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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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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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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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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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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 →



Sunday January 21, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

SF Sketchfest Tribute to Danny McBride & Jody Hill with "The Foot Fist Way"
SF Sketchfest pays tribute to two great collaborators, the team of Danny McBride and Jody Hill, creators of HBO's "Vice Principals" and "Eastbound and Down." Join Danny and Jody for a fun conversation moderated by Marc Hershon and screening of their hilarious debut film, "The Foot Fist Way." $25 Co-Presented by DoTheBay


This show was previously scheduled for January 16 at 7:30 PM. Due to scheduling conflicts, this show is now on January 21 at 8:00 PM. Original tickets will be honored at the door. To request a refund due to the date change, email boxoffice@sfsketchfest.com by December 20, 2017.

Performers
avatar for Marc Hershon

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 →
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Jody Hill

A native of North Carolina, Hill attended the prestigious North Carolina School of the Arts which is where he met Danny McBride and David Gordon Green. Hill’s first film, The Foot Fist Way, was paid with family mortgages and credit cards. It premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival and caught the attention of Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, who championed the film’s release through their production company Gary Sanchez Productions.Jody’s second film was the 2009 dark comedy Observe and Report which starred Seth Rogen, Ray Liotta, Michael Pena and Anna Faris. That same year, Hill, Gordon Green and McBride teamed up again to co-create and produce the critically acclaimed HBO comedy series, Eastbound and... Read More →
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Danny McBride

Danny McBride has become a multi-hyphenate in the truest sense of the word and isgenerating a full plate of varied and interesting projects. His latest is the HBO comedy series,Vice Principals, which he co-created and wrote with Jody Hill. Told over the course of oneschool year over two seasons, Vice Principals premiered in July 2016 and recently concluded thesecond last November 12 th , 2017. Proclaimed by Rolling Stone as “The Summer’s best newcomedy” and winner of the Audience Award at the 2016 SXSW Film Festival, the show alsomarked McBride’s directorial debut as he directed multiple episodes, adding another skill to hisgrowing repertoire.Vice Principals is McBride’s second HBO comedy series, the first being Eastbound andDown, which he also co-created, wrote, and produced with Jody Hill. McBride portrayed KennyPowers in the series, a vulgar, loud-mouthed ex-professional baseball player fighting his wayback to the major leagues. Since premiering on the network in February 2010, the show hasgained an enormous cult following and aired for four successful seasons.On the film side, McBride recently starred alongside Michael Fassbender and KatherineWaterson in Alien: Covenant. Directed by Ridley Scott, the film was released worldwide lastMay. In a definite non-comedic role, McBride plays the pilot of the spaceship Covenant, acolonization ship, searching for a planet where life may start anew.Next up for McBride is the Netflix... Read More →



Sunday January 21, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street San Francisco, CA 94114

8:00pm

Picture This!

Hosted by Brandie Posey, Picture This! is a live comedy show where comedians perform standup comedy in front of an audience while they are drawn live by some of the best animators, cartoonists, and other artists! The comedians don’t know what the animators are drawing and the animators don’t know how the comedians will react.It may be weird.It may different.But it will be FUNNY! $22
Due to a change in her schedule, Lindsay Ames will no longer be appearing. Jordan Thewlis has been added.

Performers
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 →
avatar for TJ Chambers

TJ Chambers

T.J. Chambers is a television writer/producer and stand-up comedian whose work (and sometimes face) has appeared on every major network, and most lil' cable channels, in the U.S. and U.K. He has been lucky enough to write jokes for everyone from Betty White to Will Arnett, and ap... Read More →
avatar for Natasha Muse

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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Brandie Posey

Brandie is an LA-based stand-up comedian and co-host of the popular podcast and monthly UCB show Lady to Lady. She is also the co-producer of the Revision3 web series "Matt's Game Chamber" and is the co-creator and co-host of Nerdmelt's monthly show "Picture This!".
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →



Sunday January 21, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Tuesday, January 23
 

7:30pm

SF Sketchfest Tribute to Ricky Gervais, in conversation with Christopher Guest (SOLD OUT)
SF Sketchfest is thrilled to pay Tribute to Ricky Gervais, who will sit down with friend and fellow comedy icon Christopher Guest for an informal and fun conversation.
Creator and star of ‘The Office’ and ‘Extras’, Ricky Gervais has won three Golden Globes®, two Primetime Emmys® and seven BAFTAS. ‘The Office’ is the most successful British comedy of all time, shown in more than 90 countries with seven remakes. The NBC version is the most successful US remake of a British show in more than 30 years. Considered the most influential British comedian since Charlie Chaplin, Gervais is an award-winning stand-up comedian, with four international tours to date. His live stand up show ‘Fame’ became the fastest selling UK stand-up show in history. Gervais is also featured in The Guinness Book of World Records for having the most downloaded internet show of all time. He has written, directed, produced and starred in ‘Cemetery Junction’, ‘The Invention of Lying’, and starred in ‘Ghost Town.’ In 2010, Gervais was asked to be the first host of the Golden Globes® since 1995, for a broadcast seen by an estimated 250 million. He was named in TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World and awarded the Sir Peter Ustinov Comedy Award from the Banff World Television Festival. Gervais has since hosted the Golden Globes® in 2010, 2011, 2012, and was invited back for a fourth time in January 2016. In 2012, HBO aired ‘Life’s Too Short’ and the third season of ‘The Ricky Gervais Show’, and Ricky wrote, directed and starred in ‘Derek’ for Channel 4 and Netflix. 2013 was just as busy, with an international release of 'An Idiot Abroad 3: The Short Way Round', taking the lead role in ‘Muppets Most Wanted’ and production on series 2 of the award-winning ‘Derek’, both of which were released in 2014. On April 3, 2015 Gervais reprised his Golden Globe nominated role as Derek, in a one-hour finale special on Netflix. Most recently, Gervais starred in ‘Special Correspondents’ an original comedy film, which debuted worldwide on Netflix in 2016. The film is written and directed by Gervais, and also starred Eric Bana, America Ferrera and Vera Farmiga. Later that year, Gervais returned to his most famous creation, writing and directing David Brent: Life on the Road. Gervais returned to stand-up in 2017 with his sell-out stand-up show, Humanity, which he’s touring worldwide into 2018. Netflix have acquired the rights to Humanity and it will stream on this service in early 2018. ‘Ricky Gervais is Deadly Sirius’ launched in October 2017 on Sirius XM which sees Ricky's return to radio. Guests on the first season of his show include Noel Gallagher, Richard Dawkins and Professor Brian Cox. $35
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Performers
avatar for Ricky Gervais

Ricky Gervais

Creator and star of ‘The Office’ and ‘Extras’, Ricky Gervais has won three Golden Globes®, two Primetime Emmys® and seven BAFTAS. ‘The Office’ is the most successful British comedy of all time, shown in more than 90 countries with seven remakes. The NBC version is t... Read More →
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Christopher Guest

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



Tuesday January 23, 2018 7:30pm - 8:45pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street San Francisco, CA 94114

8:00pm

Bawdy Storytelling
Bawdy Storytelling at SF Sketchfest
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This Evening of Truly Scandalous Stories & Songs includes:
❤ Hosted by Sexual Folklorist Dixie De La Tour
❤ “The Secret Lives of Muslims" Zahra Noorbakhsh
❤ Bedtime Stories for Cynics' Matt Lieb
❤ Career #SexGeek & Bi Poly Slut Reid Mihalko
❤ Custom Bawdy Songs by Jefferson Bergey
❤ Play Bang-O (our interactive party starter) & WIN Prizes from Good Vibrations
❤ Sexy cocktails to help you Libate #ItsOK #PublicLibationIsLegal
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About Bawdy Storytelling:
Bawdy Storytelling - the Original Sex + Storytelling series - features Real People & Rockstars sharing their Bona Fide Sexual Exploits Live Onstage; think of us as a One Night Stand with the Moth & Savage Love. Storytellers are an eclectic mix of Authors, Porn Stars, Sex Educators, Comics & More, along with Regular Joes just like you who submitted their stories online and were chosen for their panache and sense of (Mis)Adventure.
Bawdy Storytelling features tales of Carnal Wins & Epic Fails with No Scripts, No Nets, and No Holds Barred. These folks aren't reading from cue cards: this is honest-to-badness story time with true sexcapades and poignant, transformational tales at each and every show. Join Sexual Folklorist Dixie De La Tour & hand-picked Rockstars as they share their own stories of Love, Lust, and making you feel funny in your bathing suit area. Hey, you may even go home with a few new tricks for your boudoir arsenal!
 $20

Performers
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Jefferson Bergey

Jefferson Bergey performs his family-unfriendly music all over the Bay Area and frequently writes custom songs for Bawdy Storytelling. As a solo acoustic act, Bergey's sound is akin to folky musical theater in a coffee shop...if the coffee shop also sold sex toys and sativa gummy bears. His polite vulgarity may not be for the very young and impressionable or the very old and conservative but he won’t tell you how to raise your kids or upset your... 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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Reid Mihalko

America's favorite sex geek, Reid Mihalko of ReidAboutSex.com, Relationship10x.com, and Sex10xOnline.com helps adults and college students create more self-esteem, self-confidence and greater health in their relationships and sex lives using an inspiring mixture of humor, keen insight, and comprehensive sexual health information. Reid frequently speaks at colleges and universities on sexual assault prevention and healthy relationship skills, and regularly appears in the media sharing his views on consent, dating, and shame-free sexuality... Read More →
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Zahra Noorbakhsh

Zahra Noorbakhsh is an award-winning comedian, writer, actor, and cohost of the podcast #GoodMuslimBadMuslim. The podcast has won multiple awards, and its hosts were invited to record an episode at the White House under the Obama Administration. The Yerba Buena Center for the Art... Read More →
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Dixie De La Tour

Dixie De La Tour is a Sexual Folklorist, Storyteller, entrepreneur, teacher, catalyst, coach, community builder, facilitator, & instigator (& that’s just for starters). She is the founder, curator & host of the award-winning sex and storytelling series, Bawdy Storytelling (“The nation’s original sex and storytelling series” – Playgirl, “The Moth for Pervs” – LA Weekly)Called “a stiff shot of courage in a push-up bra”, Dixie is passionate about storytelling’s power to connect strangers. A former sex party producer... Read More →



Tuesday January 23, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

TGIF'd Comedy
TGIF’D is the comedy show that takes your favorite guilty (or not so guilty) pleasure sitcoms from the ’80’s and ‘90s, puts them up on a big screen and casts the Bay Area’s best comedians to improvise new and improved lines for the characters.Every show kicks off with the theme song singalong and is packed with laughs and surprises from beginning to end. They’ll be giving away free theme-related prizes to reward your knowledge of the show, as well as other surprises. $15

Performers
avatar for Sam DiSalvo

Sam DiSalvo

Sam DiSalvo is Bay Area-based comic and writer who has performed all over the country. She’s the co-creator and producer of the monthly showcase More Fun at Blondie’s and the co-host of TGIF’d a hit local show which brings new life to your favorite shows from the ‘80s and... 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 →
avatar for Jesse Hett

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 →
avatar for Ben Kolina

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 →
avatar for Natasha Muse

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 →
avatar for Gabrielle Poccia

Gabrielle Poccia

Bay Area darling Gabrielle Poccia continues to forge through the comedy scene with a unique blend of quirky and bold humor that is both dark and loveable.
avatar for Aviva Siegel

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 →
avatar for Mikey Walz

Mikey Walz

Mikey Walz is a Stand-Up Comic, writer and musician out of San Francisco CA. The son of a Jingle writing ex-folk singer father and a late-blooming lesbian psychologist mother, he developed into a delightfully strange person with a unique brand of humor. Mikey performs constantly... Read More →



Tuesday January 23, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street San Francisco, CA 94111
 
Wednesday, January 24
 

8:00pm

Eureka!
Hosted by comedian Kevin Whittinghill and science communicator Allen Saakyan, Eureka! is a popular live science comedy show that brings together world-leading scientists with today's most hilarious comedians. The audience gets the chance to prove their nerd credentials by answering the scientist's questions to win fun, silly prizes. For Sketchfest, join us as we Hack the Singularity with Reese Jones, biophysicist and Associate Founder of the Singularity Institute. $15

Performers
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Eureka!

Eureka! is a popular live science comedy show that brings together world leading scientists and experts with today's best comedians. The show has performed for multiple festivals and corporate clients including Dent:Space, TedX, the Singularity Institute, Yelp, and NASA.
avatar for Julia Hladkowicz

Julia Hladkowicz

Julia Hladkowicz is a comedian and actor who has won numerous awards in the world of comedy such as the Hogtown Comedy Festival Directors Award, 2008 Fresh Meat Showcase Nomination and the prestigious Brian Linehan Scholarship Award. She has appeared on The Comedy Network, Much M... Read More →
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Reese Jones

Reese Jones is a biophysicist, inventor, and entrepreneur.  Reese has contributed to over a dozen silicon valley startups growth including IPOs and acquisitions including Farallon, Netopia, Smaato, Genome Compiler, Cambrian Genomics, and Singularity University. He’s served on b... Read More →
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Allen Saakyan

Allen Saakyan is a polymath, empath, and science communicator propelling unconventional concepts like world peace & sustainable colonization of planets and stars. He hosts and produces Eureka! science comedy shows, Worlds Fair future festivals, and The Simulation — his newest s... Read More →
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Kevin Whittinghill

As a comedian, Kevin has been entertaining audiences across the country with his dark yet playful sarcastic wit. He's performed at clubs and multiple festivals, including the Laughing Devil Comedy Festival, L.A.'s Scripted Comedy Festival, the Burbank Comedy Festival, and SF Sketchfest. He also hosts the popular public radio satire show... Read More →
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Nick Youssef

Nick Youssef is a Los Angeles-based comedian, writer, actor and host of The Nick America podcast. Nick's comedy has been seen on Hulu’s Coming to the Stage, NBCs Last Call with Carson Daly, Comedy Central’s @Midnight and Viceland’s ‘Funny How?’ In August of 2014, Nick's... Read More →



Wednesday January 24, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

Killing My Lobster presents: #America / Blogologues (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 Blogologues. $20
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Performers
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Blogologues

Blogologues: The Internet Onstage has been featured in Forbes, Wired, Time Out NY, and many more. In every show, text straight from the internet is brought to life; a reddit thread might become a church confessional, and a live-tweeted story turned into a musical. Created by Allison Goldberg... Read More →
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Phil Griffiths

As far as mid-life crisis go, Phil Griffiths’ wife stacks his career in stand up comedy as better than a drug addiction but worse than him having a mistress. With his dry deadpan humor, Phil performs all over the Bay Area and shares his slightly off observations on fatherhood... Read More →
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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 →



Wednesday January 24, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm

The Charm Offensive
Check out San Francisco’s newest hit comedy show The Charm Offensive at the world famous Punch Line Comedy Club. Each show features amazing comedians, up-and-comers with national touring headliners (Conan, Fallon, Kimmel.)Join us for a night of great jokes and magnetic personalities featuring Paco Romane (Drunk History) and Destiny’s Mom duo Krista Fatka (Sketchfest) and David Roth (Outside Lands Comedy). You’ll laugh. You’ll swoon. And when you regain your composure, you’ll swipe right. Hope your legs are looking sexy, cause we’re gonna charm your pants off. $18

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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Hayden Greif-Neill

Hayden Greif-Neill is the only person from Oakland, CA. He tells quirky jokes about animals and about how his parents ruined his life by not getting a divorce. Hayden has performed at SF Sketchfest, the Santa Cruz Comedy Festival and the Savage Henry Comedy Festival. He also prod... Read More →
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Matt Gubser

Matt Gubser performs across the country and internationally, touching on topics ranging fatherhood, dating, sex, politics, & religion, intermingling personal anecdotes and biting social commentary, all couched in a comfortable, relaxed delivery. Matt was named “Comedian’s Com... 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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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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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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David Roth

David is a San Francisco-based comedian who’s performed stand-up at Outside Lands and Sonoma Laughfest. He’s written two Super Bowl commercials and has collaborated with comedy legends like Bob Odenkirk, JB Smoove, and Jim Gaffigan. David also co-wrote a song with Sir Mix A L... 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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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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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 →



Wednesday January 24, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street San Francisco, CA 94111
 
Thursday, January 25
 

7:00pm

Basement Party / Dopetown 3000 / TSTMRKT

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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Dopetown 3000

Dopetown 3000 is non-stop hip hop comedy greatness—the future of rap comedy! Zora Bikangaga + Shaun Fisher + Greg Smith = DT3K
avatar for Matt O'Brien

Matt O'Brien

Matt O’Brien has been featured on MTV, Variety, Comedy Network, CBC, Odd Squad on PBS, MuchMusic, and San Francisco Sketchfest.He wrote and performed his own hour long special on The Comedy Network in Canada and in 2017 he performed his third TV gala at the Just For Laughs fest... 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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TSTMRKT

TSTMRKT has been a "thing" since 2001 and calls Las Vegas "home," even though the birth of Test Market actually happened on a Greyhound bus, somewhere around Indiana.  It's a really long story and if you corner me with a free drink, I'll tell it to you in graphic detail.



Thursday January 25, 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
avatar for Brett Erickson

Brett Erickson

From the moment he takes the stage, audiences across the nation realize Brett Erickson is a comedian like no other. A fearless, back-of-the-room comic's comic, Brett delivers a dynamic, free-form show that's consistently out front of anything any other comics are doing. It was ju... Read More →
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Francesca Fiorentini

Francesca Fiorentini is a journalist, comedian and activist. She is host and producer of the show Newsbroke on AJ+, the digital outlet of Al Jazeera Media Network. She is also a correspondent with the show Explorer on the National Geographic Channel.As a stand up comic Francesca has performed at SF Sketchfest, the Comedy Comedy Festival in Los Angeles, and regularly appears in clubs and seedy bars in the Bay Area... Read More →
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Julia Hladkowicz

Julia Hladkowicz is a comedian and actor who has won numerous awards in the world of comedy such as the Hogtown Comedy Festival Directors Award, 2008 Fresh Meat Showcase Nomination and the prestigious Brian Linehan Scholarship Award. She has appeared on The Comedy Network, Much M... 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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Bob Rubin

This San Francisco stand-up comedy veteran is a strange cat with a wild history who appeals to the outrageous child hidden within the hearts of his loyal fans. His material is thoroughly original, incredibly detailed and conjures vivid images. Eccentric and random, Rubin doesn... Read More →
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Dave Thomason

Dave Thomason is a comedian and writer based in Los Angeles. He has appeared on @midnight with Chris Hardwick and Adam Devine’s House Party on Comedy Central. He was one 2017’s “New Faces of Comedy” at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, and was recently named one o... Read More →
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Taylor Williamson

Hi I’m Taylor. I’m a comedian and was the SECOND PLACE winner season 8 of AMERICA’S GOT TALENT! They named me one of their 4 favorite acts of all time in their recent 10 year AGT Anniversary Special. My point is, I'm prettttty cool! Smiley face. I started performing stand-u... Read More →
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Nick Youssef

Nick Youssef is a Los Angeles-based comedian, writer, actor and host of The Nick America podcast. Nick's comedy has been seen on Hulu’s Coming to the Stage, NBCs Last Call with Carson Daly, Comedy Central’s @Midnight and Viceland’s ‘Funny How?’ In August of 2014, Nick's... Read More →



Thursday January 25, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Doc's Lab 124 Columbus Avenue San Francisco, CA 94133

8:00pm

The Great Debate presents: We're Friends Now!
The Great Debate's Matt Price and Ilyse Mimoun have been debating on-stage for over ten years. They've sold out shows in Los Angeles and San Francisco with electrifying topics like Ferris Bueller: Hero or Sociopath? and Don Draper vs Don(ald) Trump: Who Will Definitely Destroy America? However, with all of America’s constant fighting, Matt and Ilyse decided to stop contributing to the anger. So now they're trying to heal America by healing their friendship, one ridiculous topic at a time. As always, Matt and Ilyse will provide a list of topics for the audience to choose from, such as "The Weird Worms in Stranger Things" and "Your Breasts Look Amazing in That T-Shirt." But instead of attacking each other as they did in the past, Matt and Ilyse will try to empathize and listen to each other, using improvisation, song, and experimental new techniques such as “The Cleansing Corner,” “The Switcheroo” and “The Part Where They Just Sing Some Hamilton.” Will it work? Can a decade of bitterness be erased in an hour long comedy show? Can America’s deep divide be repaired? Let’s find out. Together. As Americans. Or as whatever you are. As long as you come to the show, we don’t care. $20

Performers
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Ilyse Mimoun

Ilyse Mimoun has performed onstage at The Groundlings, UCB, Nerdmelt, Comedy Central, Comedy Sportz, Hotel Café, LOFT, Elephant Theater, and other venues receptive to actresses who are merely "reasonably hot." Television appearances include “Doubt,” “Arrested Development... Read More →
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Matt Price

Matt Price is the Supervising Producer for “Close Enough,” a new animated show coming to TBS in the summer of 2018.  Matt won an Emmy for his writing on “Regular Show” on the Cartoon Network.”  He wrote for all eight seasons of “Regular Show,” earning six total Emmy nominations... Read More →



Thursday January 25, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

Quiz-o-Tron

Quiz-o-Tron is the world’s greatest science-themed comedy panel quiz show of all time! The show pits scientists against comedians in a rapid-fire competition that tests both knowledge and wit. Since 2010, the show has been entertaining audiences while simultaneously educating them and sometimes disgusting them. Very rarely, audience members are forced to reconsider their own relative insignificance in the universe and wonder what it all truly means. $15

Performers
avatar for Keith Lowell Jensen

Keith Lowell Jensen

Keith Lowell Jensen has become known for his subtle, smart approach, and his meandering story telling. He has appeared on The History Channel, Spike TV, and The Starz Network. His latest special Atheist Christmas appeared on Hulu.Jensen's 5th special, Bad Comedy For Bad People, w... Read More →
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Ariel Waldman

Ariel Waldman is a NASA advisor, author of the book, What’s It Like in Space?, and co-author of a National Academy of Sciences report about the future of human spaceflight. She is also the founder of Spacehack.org, a directory of ways for anyone to participate in space explorat... 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 →



Thursday January 25, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm

ClickHole Live
The writers and editors of ClickHole.com, the internet's leader in viral spew, are here to deliver a fast-paced carousel of performances and presentations from some of the world's most inspiring, loud, and tragic figures. $22


Thursday January 25, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street San Francisco, CA 94133

8:00pm

Sean Donnelly
When he’s not catching a nap with his bulldog, Rickles, Sean can be found headlining clubs and festivals all over the country. He has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, Conan and NBC’s Last Comic Standing.Sean hosts the podcast Defend Your Movie and the Sirius XM show, Celebrate, and he released his debut comedy album “Manual Labor Face” in 2015 on Comedy Central Records. Sean has been featured on the truTV series World’s Dumbest, Comedy KO, and Almost Genius as well as Adam Devine’s House Party, @midnight, The Half Hour, Broad City, and Inside Amy Schumer on Comedy Central, Amazon’s Alpha House, GSN’s Lie Detectors, and Limitless on CBS.Sean currently resides in Queens, NY.Follow Sean on Twitter: @seanytimeSamantha Ruddy is a comedian and writer who hails from outside Scranton, Pennsylvania, and makes a home now in Brooklyn, New York. She has performed at the Laugh Your Asheville Off Festival, Limestone Comedy Festival, and was a finalist in the 2015 Devil Cup. Samantha brings to the stage a world of goofy observations, witty one-liners, and the fresh perspective of a 20-something living in New York City. In 2016, Samantha has been featured in Bust and named one of the “50 Funniest People in Brooklyn” by Brooklyn Magazine. In addition to standup, she is a contributing writer to Collegehumor, Someecards, and Reductress. Follow Samantha on Twitter: @samlymatters $22

Performers
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Sean Donnelly

When he’s not catching a nap with his bulldog, Rickles, Sean can be found headlining clubs and festivals all over the country. He has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, Conan and NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Sean hosts the podcast Defend Your Movie and the Sirius XM show, Celebrate, and he released his debut comedy album “Manual Labor Face” in 2015 on Comedy Central Records. Sean has been featured on the truTV series World’s Dumbest, Comedy KO, and Almost Genius as well as Adam Devine’s House Party, midnight, The Half Hour, Broad City, and Inside Amy Schumer on Comedy Central, Amazon’s Alpha House, GSN’s Lie Detectors, and Limitless on... Read More →
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Samantha Ruddy

Samantha Ruddy is a comedian and writer who hails from outside Scranton, Pennsylvania, and makes a home now in Brooklyn, New York. She has performed at the Laugh Your Asheville Off Festival, Limestone Comedy Festival, and was a finalist in the 2015 Devil Cup. Samantha brings to t... Read More →
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Joe Tobin

Originally from Philadelphia, comedian Joe Tobin has been a regular at Bay Area clubs for 10 years, to nearly universal acclaim. (Joe Montana once shook his hand and said, “good job.” This may have been the highlight of his career.) An East Coast personality trapped in a West... Read More →



Thursday January 25, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street San Francisco, CA 94111
 
Friday, January 26
 

7:00pm

Arcade Currency / Jackson Soup / k3wlAZN420

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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Arcade Currency

Arcade Currency is an all male, all black improv team who met at UCB in LA. With an unmistakable witty swagger, and love for giving each other a hard time, our goal is to bring you to your knees with laughter. Ya dig?
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Cooper Van Grol

Cooper has been all over the place, both geographically and emotionally, and is able to illustrate this poignantly with his comedy- which makes watching him like riding a rollercoaster that you’re not quite sure is up to code, but once you’re off it you realize the fear of go... Read More →
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k3wlAZN420

Coming to you straight out of Hollyweird, we are the k3wlest team around, ready to bring you laughs based off crazy internet stories!
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Jackson Soup

Pamela Hawley is an actress, improviser, dancer and singer with over 100 performances in San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles. She is an improviser trained by The Groundlings and Second City Chicago, a graduate of the Upright Citizens Brigade, and a BATS improv player. Her experience includes solo and group singing, voiceovers, sketch, theatre and television. In 2016 and 2017, she opened with Jackson Soup for the Chicago Improv Festival. In 2015, she opened at the San Francisco Improv Festival with Leela’s Armando Company and its founder, Armando Diaz. Also, in 2015, she performed with Leela’s Armando Company at the SF Sketchfest. Pamela has created two improv groups: The Hills Are Alive with the Sound of Improv, a fully improvised musical inspired by The Sound of Music; and Jackson Soup, an improv duo... Read More →



Friday January 26, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St. San Francisco, CA 94102

7:30pm

The Improvised Shakespeare Company
The Improvised Shakespeare Company, founded in 2005, entertains audiences around the globe and sells out their recurring limited engagements in New York and LA just from word of mouth and email “advertising”. The ISC has been featured at festivals and events around the county, including Outside Lands in San Francisco, where Sir Patrick Stewart famously played with the group. The company performs a two-act a fully improvised play in Elizabethan style using the language and themes of William Shakespeare, inspired by one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written).

Performers
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The Improvised Shakespeare Company

The Improvised Shakespeare Company, founded in 2005, entertains audiences around the globe and sells out their recurring limited engagements in New York and LA just from word of mouth and email “advertising”.  The ISC has been featured at festivals and events around the county, including Outside Lands in San Francisco, where Sir Patrick Stewart famously played with the group... Read More →



Friday January 26, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street San Francisco, CA 94110

7:30pm

Epic Rap Battles of History Live
The record-breaking digital series “Epic Rap Battles of History” created by Peter Shukoff (aka Nice Peter) and Lloyd Ahlquist (aka EpicLLOYD), features comedic rap battles between historical and/or pop culture figures - such as Albert Einstein vs. Stephen Hawking, James Bond vs Austin Powers, Steve Jobs vs. Bill Gates and Jim Henson vs Stan Lee. The series, which airs on the YouTube channel /ERB, is currently the most viewed format on YouTube on a per episode basis. The series has garnered over three billion views and more than 14 million subscribers and has been nominated for numerous awards including the Emmys.Musician, comedian Nice Peter and actor, comedian, and emcee EpicLLOYD first met freestyling on a porch in Chicago. EpicLLOYD recruited Nice Peter to join the improv comedy group Mission IMPROVable, which he helped found at the University of Massachusetts and later expanded across the country. In 2009 the improv group began the M.i. Westside Comedy Theater in Santa Monica, CA and after separate moves to Los Angeles, Nice Peter and EpicLLOYD connected again in the comedy circuit performing at the club.In 2010 Nice Peter, already a well-established YouTube personality, suggested that one of the live segments he, EpicLLOYD and MC Mr. Napkins (Zach Sherwin) were performing—an improv rap show that featured comedic, poignant altercations between two characters suggested by the audience—was better suited as a digital format. Tapping into his growing YouTube fan base, Nice Peter went to his channel subscribers for potential matchup ideas. Premiering on Nice Peter’s channel in September 2010 as “Epic Rap Battles of History,” John Lennon vs. Bill O’Reilly, the first battle in the series, was an instant hit. It was Episode #2 though, Adolf Hitler vs. Darth Vader that became a viral sensation—with now over 96 million views. “Epic Rap Battles of History” has since featured appearances from hugely popular stars including Weird Al Yankovic, Snoop Dogg, T-Pain, Key & Peele, Rhett and Link, George Watsky and DeStorm Power, among others. In addition to the /ERB YouTube channel, the series’ behind-the-scenes channel /ERB2 features vlogs, bloopers, extra footage and more. The series has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, LA Times, Wired Magazine, Forbes.com, CNN.com, and The Huffington Post, among others, and generates an unprecedented average of 30 million views an episode. $30 Co Presented by Eye Heart SF and Amoeba Music

Performers
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Drennon Davis

From his elaborate characters and sketches, to his provocative songs and animation, Drennon has made a name for himself as one of the most innovative minds in today’s comedy scene. His live performances of the Imaginary Radio Program combine live music and beat-boxing with one-man sketches into a show that the Los Angeles Comedy Bureau writes "not only lives up to its name, but exceeds expectation in what you could possibly think it is." Drennon recently appeared on TBS’s "Conan," and has previously appeared on Comedy Central's "Adam Devine's House Party," NBC's "Last Call" and was a semifinalist on "Last Comic Standing." His animated show "The Long Legs" can be seen on MTV's "Liquid Television." He was featured in LA Weekly's Top 10 Comedy Acts to Watch in 2014 and 2015 Best Comedy Duo (with Karen Kilgariff), as well as Splitsider's Top 10 Up... Read More →



7:30pm

Audible Presents Hold On with Eugene Mirman

Eugene Mirman is a man with a mission: to question the stories of great comedians, obtain all the details they’ve left out, and drive them to funny digressions and informative clarifications. In this Audible Comedy series, Eugene inquisitively engages hilarious performers to get the story behind their funny stories. See a live festival presentation of “Hold On with Eugene Mirman” featuring special guests Paget Brewster, Paula Pell, and Thomas Lennon telling hilarious, true tales - plus all the questions Eugene has about them.
$30

Performers
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Paget Brewster

Paget Brewster stars as Emily Prentiss on the wildly popular CBS show “Criminal Minds”. She also joined the cast of “Community” for season 6 on Yahoo as Greendale’s CFO Frankie Dart. She  plays the morphine-addicted matriarch Dodo on Comedy Central’s series “Another Period” and can be seen and heard as boozy medium Sadie Doyle in the long running stage show/podcast “The Thrilling Adventure Hour”.Brewster is also recognized for guest roles on “Friends”, “2 ½ Men,” “Law... Read More →
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Thomas Lennon

THOMAS LENNON is a writer and actor from Oak Park, Illinois.  He attended the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, where he joined the influential sketch comedy group The State.  The State’s hit television series ran on MTV for three seasons and received an Ace Award nomination for best comedy series... Read More →
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Eugene Mirman

Brooklyn resident Eugene Mirman escaped the clutches of Russian communism at the age of four when his family immigrated from Moscow to Lexington, MA (where along with Paul Revere and John Adams he kicked off the American revolution). He attended Hampshire College and designed his own major of Comedy – doing a one-hour standup act as his thesis (for which he was made fun of, don’t worry).Eugene currently stars as the voice of “Gene” on Fox’s hit animated series Bob’s Burgers. He is also known for portraying comedian/mobster Yvgeny Mirminsky on Adult Swim’s... Read More →
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Paula Pell

Paula Pell was a writer for Saturday Night Live for twenty years, starting in 1995. She also wrote for the sitcom “30 Rock.” Pell has collaborated numerous times with Judd Apatow, providing additional writing for the films “Bridesmaids” and “This is 40.” She is curren... Read More →



Friday January 26, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St. San Francisco, CA 94114

7:30pm

Selected Shorts: Too Hot for Radio
It's an evening of Selected Shorts you won't hear on public radio. We're showcasing amazing stories that, due to language issues or content advisories, are, well, too hot for radio! Join actors David Cross, Jane Kaczmarek, Lance Reddick, and David Strathairn as they read aloud humorous and saucy stories that are just a little too edgy for that hour on Sunday following Car Talk. Hosted by comedian and podcast host Aparna Nancherla. Selected Shorts is a radio show and podcast broadcast on more than 150 stations around the country. The series began in 1985 and enjoys sold-out performances to this day. Selected Shorts was conceived with a simple premise: take great stories by well-known and emerging writers and have them performed by terrific actors of stage and screen. Featuring stories around a lively theme, the favorite works of a guest author, or a special collaboration, each Selected Shorts event is a unique night of literature in performance. $30 Co-Presented by Litquake

Performers
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David Cross

Emmy Award winner and Grammy Award nominee David Cross is an inventive performer, writer, and producer on stage and screens both big and small.Named one of the Top 100 Stand-Up Comedians of All Time by Comedy Central, Cross last toured the world with “Make America Great Again!,” which took him across the United States, Canada, and Europe. The tour spawned a Netflix special which premiered in August 2016, and a Grammy-nominated CD of the same name. The set, which discussed then-Presidential candidate Donald Trump, gun control laws, and religion, was the comedian’s first standup tour in nearly six years. He had last toured in 2009 with a solo stand-up show in support of his New York Times Bestseller, I Drink for a Reason. That hugely successful comedy show was filmed at Boston's Wilbur Theater for a special, entitled “Bigger and Blackerer,” which premiered on EPIX in April 2010 before being released on CD and DVD by Sub Pop. His previous comedy special, "David Cross: The Pride is Back," aired on HBO in 1999, and was named one of the 25 best stand-up comedy specials and concert films of all time by ROLLING STONE in July 2015.Cross has released two other comedy albums – the Grammy Award- nominated, “Shut Up You Fucking Baby” and “It's Not Funny.” In 2003 he released the DVD, "Let America Laugh," a documentary film of his groundbreaking stand up tour of alternative, indie rock clubs.He recently wrapped production on “Bliss,” a new comedy for Sky in the UK. Serving as writer and director, Cross’s “Bliss” stars Stephen Mangan as a man who must find a way to balance his two separate families.Cross is currently in production on the Pentagon Papers film “The Papers,” helmed by Stephen Spielberg and co-starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep.Last year, IFC premiered the long-awaited third season of the comedy “Todd Margaret,” created by and starring Cross as an ill-equipped American who finds himself running the London sales office of the energy drink company for which he works. IFC aired six episodes over the span of two weeks. The original iteration, “The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret,” aired on IFC from 2010 to 2012.Cross reteamed with his “Mr. Show” collaborator and co-creator, Bob Odenkirk, to create “Mr. Show with Bob and David,” a four-episode revamp of the iconic sketch comedy series, which premiered November 2015 on Netflix.In September 2013, David Cross and Bob Odenkirk released the book, Hollywood Said No! Orphaned Film Scripts, Bastard Scenes, and Abandoned Darlings from the Creators of Mr. Show. Written with friend and fellow “Mr. Show” alum Brian Posehn, “Hollywood Said No!” is a collection of never-before-seen scripts, orphaned sketch ideas and reminiscences. In support of the book, Cross and Odenkirk embarked on a multi-city tour, performing their first official stand-up comedy shows together since their sold-out national tour in 2002.In 2014, Cross released the indie film Hits, which he wrote and directed. A black comedy about the nature of fame in the YouTube era, the film is set in a small town in upstate New York and stars Matt Walsh and Meredith Hagner. It first premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, and then helped raise funds for its theatrical distribution via a successful Kickstarter campaign. In addition to a traditional theatrical release, the film was also available to fans across the nation on BitTorrent, where they were able to pay what they wanted to view it.On the big screen, Cross has appeared in the independent features, Kill Your Darlings alongside Daniel Radcliffe and Michael C. Hall, and the dramedy It's a Disaster, opposite Julia Stiles and America Ferrera. Other film credits include Abel, Year One, Christopher Guest’s Waiting for Guffman, Men in Black and Men in Black II, Ghost World, Michel Gondry’s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Pitch Perfect 2, I’m Not There, and provided his vocal talents for several animated films, including Megamind, the Kung Fu Panda series and Curious George.On television, Cross reprised his beloved role as Dr. Tobias Fünke' on the fourth season of “Arrested Development” on Netflix, which will begin filming its long-awaited fifth season this summer. During its original critically acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning run on FOX, Cross was twice-nominated as part of the ensemble cast for a Screen Actors Guild Award. He will next be seen in the third season of Netflix’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” reprising his guest arc as lawyer Russ Snyder.Cross’s introduction to the TV scene came with "The Ben Stiller Show," where Cross honed his comedy writing skills and shared a 1993 Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program.The original “Mr. Show with Bob and David” received three Emmy Award nominations for both Writing and Music... Read More →
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Jane Kaczmarek

Jane Kaczmarek is best known for her role as Lois on Malcolm in the Middle, for which she received 7 consecutive Emmy nominations, as well as nominations for the Golden Globe and SAG Awards. Her television career began on The Paper Chase, St. Elsewhere, and Hill Street Blues, and... Read More →
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Aparna Nancherla

Aparna Nancherla first started doing comedy in her hometown of Washington D.C. and now resides in New York City. In 2016, she was featured in Elle’s Women in Comedy Issue as one of the most exciting new voices to hit the comedy scene.Nancherla can be seen in Netflix’s Master... Read More →
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Lance Reddick

Lance Reddick is best known for portraying Cedric Daniels on The Wire and Phillip Broyles on Fringe. Currently, he stars in the Amazon series Bosch. Additional television credits include OZ, Intelligence, Lost, the HBO miniseries The Corner, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, K... Read More →
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David Strathairn

David Strathairn was nominated for an Academy Award for portraying the character of Edward R. Murrow in Good Night, And Good Luck. In addition to appearing in seven films written and directed by John Sayles, his film work includes Howl, The Bourne Ultimatum, Dolores Claiborne, Am... Read More →



7:30pm

Jessimae Peluso's 7 Deadly Sins
7 Comics, 7 deadly sins!  Gluttony, Lust, Pride, Sorrow, Greed, Vanity, Sloth…we are ALL guilty of at least one of these 7 deadly sins. Watch as each comic tackles the sin they’re most guilty of in this part improv/part stand up show. $25 Co Presented by SF Comedy Day 
Due to a change in his schedule, Joel Kim Booster is no longer appearing. Chris Garcia has been added.

Performers
avatar for Janine Brito

Janine Brito

Janine Brito is a stand-up comic best known for being a writer/performer and on-air correspondent on the FX series, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, produced by Chris Rock. She's also half Cuban, half Icelandic, and all lesbian. Janine started doing standup comedy in St. Louis... Read More →
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Sean Donnelly

When he’s not catching a nap with his bulldog, Rickles, Sean can be found headlining clubs and festivals all over the country. He has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, Conan and NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Sean hosts the podcast Defend Your Movie and the Sirius XM show, Celebrate, and he released his debut comedy album “Manual Labor Face” in 2015 on Comedy Central Records. Sean has been featured on the truTV series World’s Dumbest, Comedy KO, and Almost Genius as well as Adam Devine’s House Party, midnight, The Half Hour, Broad City, and Inside Amy Schumer on Comedy Central, Amazon’s Alpha House, GSN’s Lie Detectors, and Limitless on... Read More →
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Chris Garcia

Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, Chris Garcia started his comedy career in the San Francisco Bay Area where he was named “A Comic To Watch” by the San Jose Mercury News, “One of the 7 Funniest People in San Francisco” by 7×7 Magazine, and a “Rising Comedic Star” b... Read More →
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Janelle James

Janelle is a Caribbean-born comedian and writer. Being named a 2016 New Face for the world renowned Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, Janelle is preparing to light the comedy world on fire. Her unique perspective is a commentary on everything from family life, raunchy... Read More →
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Zainab Johnson

Zainab Johnson, a stand-up comedian, actress and writer, is quickly being propelled as one of the most unique and engaging performers on stage and screen.  Zainab’s comedy is based on her unique point-of-view, which was shaped growing up in Harlem as one of thirteen siblings in a Muslim family. After getting a degree in math and taking a job as a teacher, she quickly learned that she had a different calling. Zainab can most recently seen in her breakout appearance on HBO’s All Def Comedy and has made appearances... Read More →
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Jessimae Peluso

TBS’ “Deal With It”, NBC’s “Last Call With Carson Daly”, E!’s “Chelsea Lately”, Fox’s “Worlds Funniest Fails”, AXS’ “Gotham Live”, Tru TV’s “Comedy Knockout”, and multiple appearances on Comedy Central’s “@Midnight” and “The High Court”. She can be heard weekly on her Sharp Tongue podcast available on iTunes, Stitcher, Sound Cloud and Google Play.Jessimae also has a weekly show called “Weedsday” which airs on Facebook Live every Wednesday at 1:20 PT /4:20 ET. The show celebrates, advocates and educates her viewers on the benefits of the medicinal plant known as “cannabis”. She was featured in the New York Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Festival, North Carolina Comedy... Read More →
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Brooke Van Poppelen

Brooke Van Poppelen is a NYC based comic, actress, writer, and host of Hack My Life on truTV and Season Three starts airing in January 2017! Brooke has appeared on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, @Midnight and John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show on Comedy Central, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS, IFC’s Comedy Drop and Night Train hosted by Wyatt Cenac for NBC’s See So. She has appeared as a guest on ABC’s The View and Dr. Oz and also as a talking head... Read More →



Friday January 26, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street San Francisco, CA 94133

7:30pm

Nostalgia Personified
Nostalgia Personified is a live monthly show born from the Feral Audio podcast The Adventures of Danny and Mike featuring the TV brothers from Nickelodeon's "The Adventures of Pete & Pete". In an effort to make their live podcast experience a bit more interactive, hosts Danny Tamberelli and Michael C. Maronna confront their past with guests like Jon Glaser, Eliza Skinner and Steve Agee in an effort to get nostalgic in this visually friendly version of the podcast. Through audio and visual segments and live stage competitions wrangled by on-air producer Jeremy Balon, Nostalgia Personified is a humorous look back at the nineties through the eyes of two child stars and their producer. With special guests Brian Altano (IGN) and Rick Gomez (Endless Mike from "Pete and Pete") $25

Performers
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Brian Altano

Brian Altano is a host and producer at IGN, hosting such shows as "Beyond" and the weekly live comedy and variety show, "Up at Noon." He also co-hosts the popular podcast "The Comedy Button."
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Rick Gomez

Rick Gomez had the pleasure of portraying Endless Mike Hellstrom on the iconic Nickelodeon series “The Adventures of Pete and Pete” where he worked side by side with his hero Danny Tamberelli. Over the last few decades he continued to work on television and film (Band of Brot... Read More →
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Michael C. Maronna

You might remember Danny Tamberelli and Mike Maronna from 90’s classics like “All That“, “Figure it Out“, “Igby Goes Down“, “The Mighty Ducks“, “Slackers” or “Home Alone“, just to name a few. But chances are you remember them as “Pete’s” in Nickelodeon’s “The Adventures of Pete... Read More →
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Danny Tamberelli

Danny Tamberelli played little Pete Wrigley on the beloved Nickelodeon series “The Adventures of Pete and Pete.” He stared as Jackie on “The Babysitter’s Club” and voiced Arnold on “The Magic School Bus.” He also starred on the Nickelodeon series “All That!” and... Read More →



Friday January 26, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Doc's Lab 124 Columbus Avenue San Francisco, CA 94133

8:00pm

Nice Tan / Queen George (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.
Due to a change in her schedule, Michelle Biloon will no longer be appearing. Clara Bijl has been added.

Performers
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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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Queen George

Queen George is a UCBTLA Harold team that performs a 20-30 minute long form improv show based off of a one word suggestion. Coached by Mike McLendon
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Nice Tan

From writer-comedian Carla Lee comes a multicultural, female-led sketch comedy show set in the San Francisco Bay Area that takes on identity, political correctness, and life in a world that is not as woke as it wants to be.


Friday January 26, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm

The World of Phil Hendrie

Creative genius chock full of character, comedy and commentary — that’s Phil Hendrie. Famous for concocting a cast of fictional characters, all of whom he plays on air while simultaneously serving as host of his national talk radio program, Phil will seamlessly portray himself and a bevy of different folks live onstage in a whirlwind comedic tour-de-force that's not to be missed! $25

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Phil Hendrie

Creative genius chock full of character, comedy and commentary — that’s Phil Hendrie. Famous for concocting a cast of fictional characters, all of whom he plays on air while simultaneously serving as host of his national talk radio program, Hendrie actually started out as a d... Read More →



Friday January 26, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Café du Nord 2174 Market St. San Francisco, CA 94114

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
avatar for Lizz Adams

Lizz Adams

Lizz Adams is a Korean-American actress, model, writer, and improviser originally hailing from Detroit, Michigan. She currently lives in Los Angeles and you can catch her most nights hosting The Dial Up Show at UCB Sunset with k3wLaZn420, playing on her UCB Mess Hall House Team... Read More →
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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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Kevin Camia

Kevin Camia is a stand up comic from San Francisco now living in Los Angeles. Soon you'll be able to see him weekly on TBS' The Dress Up Gang.  Kevin has been on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham and Seeso's The Guest List. Kevin was voted Best Up and Coming Comic at the Rooftop Aspen Comedy Festival, selected as a Comic's Comic on Esquire.com and his first CD "Kindness" was voted Top 10 Comedy Albums of 2010 on iTunes. He has headlined sold out shows at Just For Laughs Toronto, and has performed at The Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival, RiotLA, The Oddball Comedy... Read More →
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Will Choi

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

Kay Kaanapu is a writer, improviser and comedian. She’s a writer/performer for UCB’s Asian AF, a member of the all female Asian improv troupe, Number One Son and a performer at The Nerdist School with the house team, Cousins. She wrote for the 2016 CBS Diversity Showcase and... Read More →
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Dione Kuraoka

Dione Kuraoka is an actress from Burleson, Texas. She will be playing MJ in the upcoming series, Alive in Denver. She has been on Adam Ruins Everything, Bloodsucka Jones, The Elite Daily Show, and Switched at Birth. You can catch her performing With her UCB maude team, Mr. Bird... Read More →
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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 →
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Chuck Maa

Chuck Maa began dance in high school, experimenting with popping before shifting his focus to Bboying a year later. After high school Chuck enrolled at Chapman University where he majored in dance and received the bulk of his classical training. He has performed in multiple dance... Read More →
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Allyn Pintal

Allyn Pintal is a writer and performer currently living in Los Angeles. She was born in the Philippines and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She can currently be seen performing on UCB's Harold Night with Mondegreen! She is also a writer for the UCB Maude team Old Flame!
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Dhruv Uday Singh

Dhruv Uday Singh is an actor, writer, improviser and filmmaker originally from Mumbai, India. He can be seen on shows like Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Adam Ruins Everything, and some stuff that’ll be out soon. He performs at UCB in Los Angeles on Harold Night and at The Groundlings in... Read More →
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Erich Tamola

Erich Tamola is an L.A. based actor and improviser trained at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. You can catch him playing on Harold Night with his team MONDEGREEN. He also co-hosts the monthly 'k3wlAZN420 Show' at the UCB Inner Sanctum. Fun fact: Erich has lasers for eyes.
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Kaitlyn Tanimoto

Kaitlyn Tanimoto is currently an actor on the UCB Maude Team The New Deal. Hailing from Orange County, CA, she was recently a performer/writer for the 2016 CBS Diversity Showcase. She has a B.A. in Political Science from UC San Diego, which comes in handy, rarely to never. Before... 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 26, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Ryan O'Flanagan & Shane Torres
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. RYAN O’FLANAGAN is a comedian, actor, and writer who can be seen in the new Netflix Original Series "American Vandal" as well as in Comedy Central’s “Corporate.” In 2017, Ryan partnered with Funny Or Die to produce his popular ‘Overly Excited Tourist’ web series. His sketch group, Dead Kevin, has been featured on "Tosh.0," Comedy Central Digital, and was an LA Weekly Top Comedy Act to Watch in 2013. He has appeared on "New Girl," "Adam Devine’s House Party," "Last Call with Carson Daly," and voiced for "American Dad." Ryan has performed at festivals like JFL Montreal, Blue Whale Comedy Fest, Bridgetown, SF Sketchfest, RIOT LA, KAABOO, Life is Beautiful, and Vodafone Comedy Fest in Dublin. He has opened on the road for Demetri Martin, Eric Andre, and Michael Che.Shane Torres is a New York based standup comedian, writer, and actor originally from Fort Worth, TX. Having made his late night debut on Conan in 2016, you may have also seen him on Last Comic Standing or on IFC’s Comedy Bang Bang. He was featured at the Montreal Just For Laugh’s festival as a New Faces in 2013 and was one of Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch in 2012. Shane has performed at many festivals all over the country including JFL, Outsidelands, RIOT LA, SF Sketchfest, Moontower, High Plains, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival, and many more. Shane has appeared on popular podcast such as Savage Love and Comedy Bang Bang. He tours across the globe at comedy clubs, rock venues, and theaters. Shane’s Comedy Central half hour and album will be released in fall 2017. $24

Performers
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Shanti Charan

Shanti's charisma combined with her anger help drive her hilarious and unique perspectives regarding our aging bodies, everyday life and the frustrations of society. She is a Bay Area favorite and a regular at every local club including both San Francisco and Sacramento Punch Lin... Read More →
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Ryan O'Flanagan

RYAN O’FLANAGAN is a comedian, actor, and writer who can be seen in the new Netflix Original Series "American Vandal" as well as in Comedy Central’s “Corporate.” In 2017, Ryan partnered with Funny Or Die to produce his popular ‘Overly Excited Tourist’ web series. His... Read More →
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Shane Torres

Shane Torres is a New York based standup comedian, writer, and actor originally from Fort Worth,TX. Having made his late night debut on Conan in 2016, you may have also seen him on Last ComicStanding or on IFC’s Comedy Bang Bang. He was featured at the Montreal Just For Laugh... Read More →



Friday January 26, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street San Francisco, CA 94111

9:00pm

Chinese Ballroom / Dopetown 3000 / Living Impaired (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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Dopetown 3000

Dopetown 3000 is non-stop hip hop comedy greatness—the future of rap comedy! Zora Bikangaga + Shaun Fisher + Greg Smith = DT3K
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Chinese Ballroom

Chinese Ballroom has performed a signature mix of short and long-form improv for eight years. Made up of sketch writers, actors, stand-ups, and friends (aww), Chinese Ballroom has hosted sold out shows all over the Bay Area, including at the Exit, Phoenix and Stagewerx Theaters... Read More →
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Living Impaired

Living Impaired (Toby Dixon, Clay Stafford, Kelly Noelke and Micke Tong) is an SF-based sketch comedy group that has been causing an uproar since 2011. True to its Mission roots, Living Impaired has a reputation for high-energy, renegade comedy. Loaded with props and zero awareness of stage boundaries, a good time is always had by all... 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 →



Friday January 26, 2018 9:00pm - 10:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St. San Francisco, CA 94102

9:00pm

Live from the Alamo
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

Performers
avatar for Torio Van Grol

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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Matt Gubser

Matt Gubser performs across the country and internationally, touching on topics ranging fatherhood, dating, sex, politics, & religion, intermingling personal anecdotes and biting social commentary, all couched in a comfortable, relaxed delivery. Matt was named “Comedian’s Com... Read More →
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Julia Hladkowicz

Julia Hladkowicz is a comedian and actor who has won numerous awards in the world of comedy such as the Hogtown Comedy Festival Directors Award, 2008 Fresh Meat Showcase Nomination and the prestigious Brian Linehan Scholarship Award. She has appeared on The Comedy Network, Much M... Read More →
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Ify Nwadiwe

Ify is a California native, born and raised in Los Angeles. Growing up, Ify has always had a love for comedy, As with most comedians from SoCal, he joined the Comedy Sportz High School league and learned the art of short form improv. After he graduated, he joined Cherry Spitz Comedy, one of the longest running improv groups in the OC, for seven years. Ify eventually started taking classes at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles in 2012 and took his comedy to a higher level. You can catch him performing at the theater with White Women (All Black, none wack). As a stand up, his set was featured on The UCB Show for SeeSo (NBC) and he recorded his debut album, The Community College... Read More →
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Matt O'Brien

Matt O’Brien has been featured on MTV, Variety, Comedy Network, CBC, Odd Squad on PBS, MuchMusic, and San Francisco Sketchfest.He wrote and performed his own hour long special on The Comedy Network in Canada and in 2017 he performed his third TV gala at the Just For Laughs fest... Read More →
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Blaire Postman

Blaire Postman is a high energy, storytelling stand up comic with no chill. Her unexpected material includes tales of living with recovering alcoholics and the history of Super Bowl half time shows.
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Chris Storin

Billionaire Chris Storin put his stacks of cash aside to pursue stand up comedy. Sometimes Chris does shows where the audience is unaware that there is a comedy show that night. Does that bother him? F@%# NO! He straps on a mic, and takes the audience on a ride so AWESOME, you'll forget he's a billionaire... Read More →
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Nick Youssef

Nick Youssef is a Los Angeles-based comedian, writer, actor and host of The Nick America podcast. Nick's comedy has been seen on Hulu’s Coming to the Stage, NBCs Last Call with Carson Daly, Comedy Central’s @Midnight and Viceland’s ‘Funny How?’ In August of 2014, Nick's... Read More →



10:00pm

Uptown Showdown Debate: Indoorsy vs. Outdoorsy
In Uptown Showdown, a unique and quirky spin-off on school debate events, two teams of comedians will square off to argue which is BETTER, being "Indoorsy" or "Outdoorsy." Debaters will go head-to-head to tackle what will clearly be one of the most important issues of our time, and you the audience will decide the winner! $30
Due to scheduling conflicts, Joel Kim Booster and Jo Firestone will not be appearing.

Performers
avatar for Janelle James

Janelle James

Janelle is a Caribbean-born comedian and writer. Being named a 2016 New Face for the world renowned Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, Janelle is preparing to light the comedy world on fire. Her unique perspective is a commentary on everything from family life, raunchy... Read More →
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Thomas Lennon

THOMAS LENNON is a writer and actor from Oak Park, Illinois.  He attended the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, where he joined the influential sketch comedy group The State.  The State’s hit television series ran on MTV for three seasons and received an Ace Award nomination for best comedy series... Read More →
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Beth Lisick

Beth Lisick is a writer and actor. She is the author of five books and has appeared in films screened at Cannes, Sundance, and the San Francisco International Film Festival.Her books include the memoir collection "Yokohama Threeway" and "Other Small Shames," the New York Times be... Read More →
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A.D. Miles

A.D. Miles was most recently headwriter on the 2017 reboot of The Gong Show which starred Mike Myers. He also helped develop both Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and served as Jimmy’s headwriter for 8 years, making over 1500 episodes of l... Read More →
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Aparna Nancherla

Aparna Nancherla first started doing comedy in her hometown of Washington D.C. and now resides in New York City. In 2016, she was featured in Elle’s Women in Comedy Issue as one of the most exciting new voices to hit the comedy scene.Nancherla can be seen in Netflix’s Master... Read More →
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Paula Pell

Paula Pell was a writer for Saturday Night Live for twenty years, starting in 1995. She also wrote for the sitcom “30 Rock.” Pell has collaborated numerous times with Judd Apatow, providing additional writing for the films “Bridesmaids” and “This is 40.” She is curren... Read More →



Friday January 26, 2018 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre 609 Sutter Street San Francisco, CA 94102

10:00pm

UCB East (Women & Men) vs. UCB West (The Dragons): The Convergence (SOLD OUT)

Setting aside their cross country big city beef for ONE NIGHT ONLY, improv house teams from UCB New York and UCB LA come together to create on the spot gloriousness. In this show, The Dragons from LA and Women and Men from New York City perform a Convergence. Two scenes begin. Slowly their realities begin to blend together until one can no longer exist without the other. Worlds collide. Oh, the drama (and the comedy). $20
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Performers
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The Dragons

The Dragons are a veteran Harold team in its fourth year, currently performing on Monday nights at the UCB Franklin Theatre in Los Angeles. Team members include Dickie Copeland, Jacob Womack, Ronnie Adrian, Joel Jensen, Ryan Rosenberg, Ali Ghandour, Emily Durrett, and Jessica Jardine. Their combined credits include appearances on Key... Read More →
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Women & Men

Women & Men is a house improv team at the Upright Citizen Brigade Theater in New York. Formed in 2014, the team quickly became a favorite of Harold Night, UCB's weekly improv showcase. In 2017 they began headlining their own Saturday night show at UCB, Women & Men; Party Jumpin.' ... Read More →



Friday January 26, 2018 10:00pm - 11:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street San Francisco, CA 94102

10:00pm

Smells Like the 90s: A Night of 90s Music and Comedy

Remember the 90s? Take a trip down memory lane with a night of music and comedy celebrating that love-it-or-hate-it decade, with Undone Sweaters, a Weezer-cover band made up of comedians, and Chris Garcia's 1995 Forever, playing the best 90s cover songs, with special 90s-themed comedy sets sprinkled in. 
$22 Co-Presented by Popscene and Amoeba Music

















Performers
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Chris Garcia

Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, Chris Garcia started his comedy career in the San Francisco Bay Area where he was named “A Comic To Watch” by the San Jose Mercury News, “One of the 7 Funniest People in San Francisco” by 7×7 Magazine, and a “Rising Comedic Star” b... Read More →
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Undone Sweaters

The Undone Sweaters (Danny Tamberelli, Andrew Short, Jim Tews & Reid Faylor) are Brooklyn’s number two Weezer tribute band. They would’ve been number one, but they refused to learn the entire catalog. They’re rule breakers, punk rock, if you will. Their live show is one of... Read More →



Friday January 26, 2018 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St. San Francisco, CA 94114

10:00pm

Defend Your Movie!
Each week comedian Sean Donnelly (Conan, Comedy Central) invites one of his friends on to defend a movie that they love. Problem is, they are the only one. $22

Performers
avatar for Paget Brewster

Paget Brewster

Paget Brewster stars as Emily Prentiss on the wildly popular CBS show “Criminal Minds”. She also joined the cast of “Community” for season 6 on Yahoo as Greendale’s CFO Frankie Dart. She  plays the morphine-addicted matriarch Dodo on Comedy Central’s series “Another Period” and can be seen and heard as boozy medium Sadie Doyle in the long running stage show/podcast “The Thrilling Adventure Hour”.Brewster is also recognized for guest roles on “Friends”, “2 ½ Men,” “Law... Read More →
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Farah Brook

Farah Brook hopes to heal you through the art form of stand up comedy. She performs every night at major venues across New York City. Farah served as a creative consultant last year on MTV's Girl Code and Guy Code. Her YouTube video "Kiss Me NYC" went viral and has been viewed almost 5 million times by people all over the world. Farah's comedy has been featured in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Time Magazine, People Magazine, MTV and more. She is the creator and host of the podcast Psychic Hotline $1/min and her writing can be found published on... Read More →
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Sean Donnelly

When he’s not catching a nap with his bulldog, Rickles, Sean can be found headlining clubs and festivals all over the country. He has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, Conan and NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Sean hosts the podcast Defend Your Movie and the Sirius XM show, Celebrate, and he released his debut comedy album “Manual Labor Face” in 2015 on Comedy Central Records. Sean has been featured on the truTV series World’s Dumbest, Comedy KO, and Almost Genius as well as Adam Devine’s House Party, midnight, The Half Hour, Broad City, and Inside Amy Schumer on Comedy Central, Amazon’s Alpha House, GSN’s Lie Detectors, and Limitless on... Read More →



Friday January 26, 2018 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Doc's Lab 124 Columbus Avenue San Francisco, CA 94133

10:00pm

Mortified: After Dark -- All Sex-Themed Show!
Mortified "After Dark"- Featuring Mortified's dirtiest, raunchiest pieces ever! Featured on the upcoming Netflix series: The MORTIFIED GUIDE, and heard on THE MORTIFIED PODCAST, check out this strange comedy/storytelling phenomenon that's been selling out in the bay for 12 years!
Witness adults sharing thier actual, embarrassing, and hilarious teen diaries in front of total strangers.

Featuring our improvisation comedy/freestyle rap/singing ensemble: THE FREEZE as house band! Share the shame. $25


Friday January 26, 2018 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street San Francisco, CA 94110

10:00pm

Epic Rap Battles of History Live
The record-breaking digital series “Epic Rap Battles of History” created by Peter Shukoff (aka Nice Peter) and Lloyd Ahlquist (aka EpicLLOYD), features comedic rap battles between historical and/or pop culture figures - such as Albert Einstein vs. Stephen Hawking, James Bond vs Austin Powers, Steve Jobs vs. Bill Gates and Jim Henson vs Stan Lee. The series, which airs on the YouTube channel /ERB, is currently the most viewed format on YouTube on a per episode basis. The series has garnered over three billion views and more than 14 million subscribers and has been nominated for numerous awards including the Emmys.Musician, comedian Nice Peter and actor, comedian, and emcee EpicLLOYD first met freestyling on a porch in Chicago. EpicLLOYD recruited Nice Peter to join the improv comedy group Mission IMPROVable, which he helped found at the University of Massachusetts and later expanded across the country. In 2009 the improv group began the M.i. Westside Comedy Theater in Santa Monica, CA and after separate moves to Los Angeles, Nice Peter and EpicLLOYD connected again in the comedy circuit performing at the club.In 2010 Nice Peter, already a well-established YouTube personality, suggested that one of the live segments he, EpicLLOYD and MC Mr. Napkins (Zach Sherwin) were performing—an improv rap show that featured comedic, poignant altercations between two characters suggested by the audience—was better suited as a digital format. Tapping into his growing YouTube fan base, Nice Peter went to his channel subscribers for potential matchup ideas. Premiering on Nice Peter’s channel in September 2010 as “Epic Rap Battles of History,” John Lennon vs. Bill O’Reilly, the first battle in the series, was an instant hit. It was Episode #2 though, Adolf Hitler vs. Darth Vader that became a viral sensation—with now over 96 million views. “Epic Rap Battles of History” has since featured appearances from hugely popular stars including Weird Al Yankovic, Snoop Dogg, T-Pain, Key & Peele, Rhett and Link, George Watsky and DeStorm Power, among others. In addition to the /ERB YouTube channel, the series’ behind-the-scenes channel /ERB2 features vlogs, bloopers, extra footage and more. The series has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, LA Times, Wired Magazine, Forbes.com, CNN.com, and The Huffington Post, among others, and generates an unprecedented average of 30 million views an episode. $30 Co presented by Eye Heart SF and Amoeba Music

Performers
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Drennon Davis

From his elaborate characters and sketches, to his provocative songs and animation, Drennon has made a name for himself as one of the most innovative minds in today’s comedy scene. His live performances of the Imaginary Radio Program combine live music and beat-boxing with one-man sketches into a show that the Los Angeles Comedy Bureau writes "not only lives up to its name, but exceeds expectation in what you could possibly think it is." Drennon recently appeared on TBS’s "Conan," and has previously appeared on Comedy Central's "Adam Devine's House Party," NBC's "Last Call" and was a semifinalist on "Last Comic Standing." His animated show "The Long Legs" can be seen on MTV's "Liquid Television." He was featured in LA Weekly's Top 10 Comedy Acts to Watch in 2014 and 2015 Best Comedy Duo (with Karen Kilgariff), as well as Splitsider's Top 10 Up... Read More →



Friday January 26, 2018 10:00pm - 11:45pm
Great American Music Hall 859 O'Farrell St. San Francisco, CA 94109

10:15pm

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Ryan O'Flanagan & Shane Torres
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. RYAN O’FLANAGAN is a comedian, actor, and writer who can be seen in the new Netflix Original Series "American Vandal" as well as in Comedy Central’s “Corporate.” In 2017, Ryan partnered with Funny Or Die to produce his popular ‘Overly Excited Tourist’ web series. His sketch group, Dead Kevin, has been featured on "Tosh.0," Comedy Central Digital, and was an LA Weekly Top Comedy Act to Watch in 2013. He has appeared on "New Girl," "Adam Devine’s House Party," "Last Call with Carson Daly," and voiced for "American Dad." Ryan has performed at festivals like JFL Montreal, Blue Whale Comedy Fest, Bridgetown, SF Sketchfest, RIOT LA, KAABOO, Life is Beautiful, and Vodafone Comedy Fest in Dublin. He has opened on the road for Demetri Martin, Eric Andre, and Michael Che.Shane Torres is a New York based standup comedian, writer, and actor originally from Fort Worth, TX. Having made his late night debut on Conan in 2016, you may have also seen him on Last Comic Standing or on IFC’s Comedy Bang Bang. He was featured at the Montreal Just For Laugh’s festival as a New Faces in 2013 and was one of Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch in 2012. Shane has performed at many festivals all over the country including JFL, Outsidelands, RIOT LA, SF Sketchfest, Moontower, High Plains, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival, and many more. Shane has appeared on popular podcast such as Savage Love and Comedy Bang Bang. He tours across the globe at comedy clubs, rock venues, and theaters. Shane’s Comedy Central half hour and album will be released in fall 2017. $24

Performers
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Shanti Charan

Shanti's charisma combined with her anger help drive her hilarious and unique perspectives regarding our aging bodies, everyday life and the frustrations of society. She is a Bay Area favorite and a regular at every local club including both San Francisco and Sacramento Punch Lin... Read More →
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Ryan O'Flanagan

RYAN O’FLANAGAN is a comedian, actor, and writer who can be seen in the new Netflix Original Series "American Vandal" as well as in Comedy Central’s “Corporate.” In 2017, Ryan partnered with Funny Or Die to produce his popular ‘Overly Excited Tourist’ web series. His... Read More →
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Shane Torres

Shane Torres is a New York based standup comedian, writer, and actor originally from Fort Worth,TX. Having made his late night debut on Conan in 2016, you may have also seen him on Last ComicStanding or on IFC’s Comedy Bang Bang. He was featured at the Montreal Just For Laugh... Read More →



Friday January 26, 2018 10:15pm - 11:45pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street San Francisco, CA 94111

10:30pm

RoastSF: The Roast of a Drag Queen

RoastSF, SF’s meanest comedy troupe is back with another heart stopping, fall-to-the-floor laughing, no-jokes barred comedy roast. Join them as they come together to mock each other and this years special guest of honor. Drinking encouraged, sensitivity…. is not.  This year they present:
 
The Roast of a Drag Queen
Starring Guest of Honor: Bretchen Towers
 
Bretchen Towers is the modern soul of Rock N Roll; she leads Bitch Please with a “chin-up, tits-out” attitude, serving hurricane force snarl with every heartfelt lyric. Pushing buttons and tearing down boundaries, her swagger is that stain on your favorite T-shirt.  Becoming a Queen is a journey and she is here to drag you through it. 
 
This year’s dirty dais:
Clay Newman (Host)
Pete O’Keefe
Alexandria Love
Terrell “Big-T” Butler
Clark Little
Jeremy Talamantes
Alyssa Westerlund
Clay Newman (Host)
 
The show will be as much about mocking our guest of honor, the amazing Bretchen Towers, as it is about razzing Drag Queens in general and those that, for some reason, hate them.  Sounds mean? It is, but Bretchen’s totally down to be roasted, she’ll have friends in the audience and if we go too hard, well... she’s got a mean right hook.

Performers
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Terrell "Big-T" Butler

Terrell Butler is originally from Oakland California. Affectionally referred to by his nickname Big-T, he has always been the comedian of his social circle. Taking the stage for the first time in 2007 as a stand up comic, he hit the ground running. He has quickly earned respect at the premier comedy clubs across Northern and Southern California as a feature performer.Terrell is a graduate of Academy Of Art University, with a degree in Com- munication and Media Technology. He has hosted several Live Stream TV Shows, Produced two radio shows “The Bridge... Read More →
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Clark Little

Clark Little is a Mississippi-born performer masquerading as a Californian and depending on the audience, is masquerading as a performer. Clark hosts a very unsuccessful and borderline unlistenable podcast about horror films called “The Overlook Hour”.
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Alexandria Love

Alexandria Love is a stand-up comedian, podcaster, and writer from Oakland, California. She's performed at some of the best venues in California, including Tommy T's, The San Jose Improv, Doc's Lab, The Set-Up, and Pianofight. She is a seven-time winner of Tourette's Without Regr... 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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Pete O'Keefe

Pete O'Keefe has been called funny, dumb, ugly and under arrest (multiple times). Originally from Connecticut he's found survival in San Francisco's an everyday challenge. Whether it's navigating the SantaCon, trying to find a place to sleep at night or locating the herb, he's go... Read More →
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Keith Swiggart

Keith Swiggart is a former 911 Operator from Wichita Kansas who uses his PTSD and boyish trouble-maker charm to expose the comedic side of mental illness and tragedy. He spent 10 years of his life trying to be a successful touring musician, then one day realized crowds liked him... Read More →
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Jeremy Talamantes

Jeremy Talamantes is a San Francisco based comedian with a taste for the goofier things in life. He has solemnly sworn to make others laugh and has been doing so ever since by traveling the United States telling jokes, writing his comic book Muscle Corps, and co-producing the Art... Read More →
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Bretchen Towers

Bretchen Towers is the modern soul of Rock N Roll; she leads Bitch Please with a “chin-up, tits-out” attitude, serving hurricane force snarl with every heartfelt lyric. Pushing buttons and tearing down boundaries, her swagger is that stain on your favorite T-shirt.  Becoming... Read More →
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Alyssa Westerlund

Alyssa Westerlund's sweet, innocent looks belie her wicked sense of humor and spot on delivery. She inspires women and melts men: like toy soldiers in the microwave. Alyssa's comedy will rip your guts out, tear your heart to pieces, grab you by the genitalia and not let go until... Read More →
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Cheryl White

Cheryl is the co-producer of the RoastSF Comedy series and producer of Date Talk (iTunes, KPGC 96.9fm). As a bountiful redhead with can’t-miss jokes, she leaves her audiences slightly confused, a little smarter and definitely satisfied. While she's not on the dais this year you... Read More →



Friday January 26, 2018 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Café du Nord 2174 Market St. San Francisco, CA 94114

10:30pm

Kevin McDonald's Cheaters In Love: A Rock Opera
Cheaters In Love is Kevin McDonald's rock opera about, love, cheating, Kids in the Hall, New York and the 90s. And it's funny. And Kevin sings! Oh, that's a bad thing. But Kevin will be joined by several fellow performers who can sing, along with live musical accompaniment, and that's a good thing.  $25

Performers
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Calum Grant

Calum is a Bay Area-based writer, director and actor who's been living and performing in SF here since the late 20th century. His award-winning feature film "Ever SInce The World Ended" was shot in San Francisco and premiered at the lovely and talented Castro Theatre. Calum was a... Read More →
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Ally Johnson

Ally Johnson has spent the last three years on the radio co-hosting the top rated morning show Kevin Klein Live on LIVE105.3. She trained at The Groundlings improv school in Los Angeles, the People's Improv Theater in New York and was a company & board member with San Francisco's Premier sketch group Killing My Lobster. Recent stage credits include "Debbie Does Dallas" at SF Oasis and "Elephant... Read More →
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Carey McCray

Carey McCray is Co-Founder of FOGG Theatre in San Francisco, a musical theatre company devoted to producing Bay Area-relevant musical theatre. A graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Carey has worked as an actor, educator, dramaturge and producer for more... Read More →
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Kevin McDonald

Comedian, actor, writer and director Kevin McDonald founded “The Kids in the Hall” with friend Dave Foley, after they met in Toronto at Second City, and the television series ran from 1988-1995. In the troupe's television series and stage shows, he portrays several popular recurring characters, such as the King of Empty Promises, Sir Simon Milligan, and Jerry Sizzler. McDonald went on to appear in a variety of films including Boy Meets Girl, Lilo... Read More →
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Paul Myers

Born in Toronto, Canada, and based in Berkeley, California, Paul Myers has worn many hats over the years, including journalist, author, broadcaster and musician, and has been a frequent guest and participant in SF Sketchfest, previously hosting Sketchfest events with David Byrne, and... 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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Steven Westdahl

Steven Westdahl is an Oakland-based actor, voice-actor, writer, artist, director, and producer making his first appearance at SF Sketchfest. Previous performance partnerships in San Francisco include the EXIT, SF Fringe Festival, Custom Made, Un-Scripted, SF Shakespeare Festival... Read More →



Friday January 26, 2018 10:30pm - 11:55pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street San Francisco, CA 94111

10:30pm

Sasheer Zamata Party Time!
Sasheer Zamata (SNL, This American Life) likes to party, spend time with friends and do shows. Watch her do all three of those things at the same time! There will be laughter, merriment, and probably a lot of booze. $25

Performers
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DJ Donwill

Donwill is a Brooklyn based rapper who has parlayed his passion for music and writing into a wide array of opportunities. As a member of the rap group Tanya Morgan he has garnered critical acclaim with a string of impressive releases. As a solo act he has produced music for last... Read More →
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Solomon Georgio

Solomon Georgio burst out of the Seattle comedy scene with his own brand of indignant irreverence. He flawlessly intertwines biting social commentary with stories of his life as an openly gay African immigrant. He is a finalist of NBC’s "Stand Up for Diversity," a regular performer at the Bumbershoot Music... 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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Brooke Van Poppelen

Brooke Van Poppelen is a NYC based comic, actress, writer, and host of Hack My Life on truTV and Season Three starts airing in January 2017! Brooke has appeared on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, @Midnight and John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show on Comedy Central, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS, IFC’s Comedy Drop and Night Train hosted by Wyatt Cenac for NBC’s See So. She has appeared as a guest on ABC’s The View and Dr. Oz and also as a talking head... Read More →
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Sasheer Zamata

Sasheer Zamata is a comedian, actress, writer and 4 season cast member on SaturdayNight Live. She just released her first one hour special, “Pizza Mind” to rave reviews.She received improv and sketch training from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, andperforms stand up at... Read More →



Friday January 26, 2018 10:30pm - 11:55pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street San Francisco, CA 94133

11:00pm

San Francisco Tonight / Squish Mitten / TSTMRKT

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 Zorba Jevon Hughes

Zorba Jevon Hughes

From Louisville Kentucky been doing comedy 20 plus years.
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Squish Mitten

Squish Mitten is a Sketch Comedy Group based in Austin Texas. They are made up of comedians, actors, improvisors, and filmmakers. You can find many of their members preforming at Coldtowne Theater doing Live Improv and Sketch Comedy. Squish Mitten's videos also make appearances at Coldtowne through the Vidtowne short film competitions where squish Mitten has taken home the first place prize 3 times... Read More →
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San Francisco Tonight

A house team of San Francisco’s Endgames Improv, SF Tonight’s hand-selected cast consists of some of the strongest improvisers in the Bay Area. SF Tonight sucks the comedy marrow out of local news and cooks it up on the stage.
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TSTMRKT

TSTMRKT has been a "thing" since 2001 and calls Las Vegas "home," even though the birth of Test Market actually happened on a Greyhound bus, somewhere around Indiana.  It's a really long story and if you corner me with a free drink, I'll tell it to you in graphic detail.



Friday January 26, 2018 11:00pm - Saturday January 27, 2018 12:30am
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St. San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Saturday, January 27
 

10:00am

Kevin McDonald Improv and Sketch Workshop (2 Day Workshop - Day 1 of 2)

Join Kevin McDonald of the Kids in the Hall as he brings his sold out workshop back to SF Sketchfest for a 5th year. Through this two-day, seven hour per-day intensive, Kevin will teach a small group of actors how to write comedy through performance and use improv as a writing tool. By the end of the workshop, you will be able to write sketches through improv.The workshop will warm up with improv games to help sharpen storytelling skills, and evolve until students are doing their own improvised scenes in small groups. You will then take these improvised scenes, work on them and make them into full comedy sketches. Kevin will go from group to group, helping and guiding with the "writing" of each scene. Each group will then have the opportunity to present their sketch. After getting notes, revising and presenting the scenes again, the workshop will end with the groups going off and actually finalizing their scenes. The now fully written scenes will be performed one last time for everyone. This workshop will improve your acting and writing skills, and will teach you how both skills work in unison to create great scenes and hilarious comedy. And if prompted, Kevin will tell lots of stories about the Kids in the Hall. NOTE: This workshop meets both Saturday 1/27 and Sunday 1/28, 10am-5pm. Ticket price includes both days.
$300

Performers
avatar for Kevin McDonald

Kevin McDonald

Comedian, actor, writer and director Kevin McDonald founded “The Kids in the Hall” with friend Dave Foley, after they met in Toronto at Second City, and the television series ran from 1988-1995. In the troupe's television series and stage shows, he portrays several popular recurring characters, such as the King of Empty Promises, Sir Simon Milligan, and Jerry Sizzler. McDonald went on to appear in a variety of films including Boy Meets Girl, Lilo... Read More →



Saturday January 27, 2018 10:00am - 5:00pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street San Francisco, CA 94102

1:00pm

Comedy Central's "Corporate" Retreat
Join us for an afternoon with the cast of Comedy Central's new show "Corporate." From Pat Bishop, Matt Ingebretson, and Jake Weisman comes a dark, edgy look at life as a Junior-Executive-in-Training at your average, soulless multi-national corporation. Matt and Jake (Ingebretson and Weisman) are at the mercy of a tyrannical CEO Christian DeVille (Lance Reddick) and his top lieutenants, sycophants John and Kate (Adam Lustick and Anne Dudek). As Matt and Jake navigate an ever-revolving series of disasters their only ally is Hampton Deville Human Resources rep Grace (Aparna Nancherla), who is beleaguered by both her job and her exhausting relationship with the very needy Matt and Jake. The cast and creators will sit down for a chat with moderator Joel Kim Booster. $10
Please note: This show has been moved to the Gateway Theatre (215 Jackson Street). Previously purchased tickets will be honored—please check in at the Gateway box office upon arrival.

Performers
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Pat Bishop

Pat Bishop is a comedy writer/director/editor based in Los Angeles. Formerly, he worked as a writer/director for Funny or Die and while there, created The Wire: The Musical which won a 2013 Webby for Best Comedic Short. He has worked as an editor on various TV and film projects i... Read More →
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Joel Kim Booster

Joel Kim Booster is a Chicago-bred, Los Angeles-based comedian and writer. As a comedian he has appeared on Conan, Comedy Central’s The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, This Is Not Happening and @midnight, Logo’s Comedy Cabaret and truTV’s Comedy Knockout. In 2017, Joel recorded a stand-up special for Comedy Central’s The Half-Hour, a full-length stand-up album called Model Minority and was listed as one of Esquire’s “10 Comedians to Watch.” Joel recently had the honor of making Forbes’ 2018 “30 Under 30” list in their Hollywood and Entertainment category spotlighting the next generation of talent, Vulture’s “20 Comedians You Should and Will Know” and TimeOut’s “L.A. Comedians to Watch in 2018.” His writing credits include Billy on the Street for truTV, the forthcoming Comedy Central series The Other... Read More →
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Anne Dudek

Anne Dudek’s recent television projects include recurring roles on Amazon’s hit detective thriller Bosch, the FX comedy You’re the Worst, The CW’s The Flash and Syfy’s The Magicians.She played Hugh Laurie’s rival and Robert Sean Leonard’s love interest on the hit Fox drama House. She also had a pivotal arc on AMC’s Mad Men as Francine Hanson, Betty Draper’s next-door neighbor; as well as a recurring role on HBO’s Big Love as Laura Grant, the devious wife of Alby. Prior to that, she co-starred on USA Network’s Covert Affairs. Additional television credits include Those Who Kill, Masters of Sex, Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, Longmire, Law and Order and Gus Van Sant’s The Devil You Know.Dudek has appeared in such films as The Human... Read More →
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Matt Ingebretson

MATT INGEBRETSON co-wrote, Executive Produces & stars in the upcoming Comedy Central show Corporate, which premieres January 17th at 10pm. Matt is also a standup comedian and was voted Comedy Central’s Comics To Watch in 2014. He also hosts the weekly LA-based comedy show Good... Read More →
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Adam Lustick

Adam Lustick is a founding member of the critically acclaimed sketch group Harvard Sailing Team, and was named a Comic to Watch by Variety in 2014, Comedy Central in 2015, and Time Out LA in 2016. His acting credits include Veep, Highston, Casual, The Office, Silicon Valley, The... Read More →
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Aparna Nancherla

Aparna Nancherla first started doing comedy in her hometown of Washington D.C. and now resides in New York City. In 2016, she was featured in Elle’s Women in Comedy Issue as one of the most exciting new voices to hit the comedy scene.Nancherla can be seen in Netflix’s Master... Read More →
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Lance Reddick

Lance Reddick is best known for portraying Cedric Daniels on The Wire and Phillip Broyles on Fringe. Currently, he stars in the Amazon series Bosch. Additional television credits include OZ, Intelligence, Lost, the HBO miniseries The Corner, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, K... Read More →
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Jake Weisman

JAKE WEISMAN is a writer, comedian and actor who has garnered viral online and national attention as one of the best upcoming comedians in the country. He co-created, writes & stars in the upcoming Comedy Central show Corporate, which premieres January 17th at 10pm. His sketch gr... Read More →



Saturday January 27, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street San Francisco, CA 94111

4:00pm

Gravid Water / Zoo Zoo
SF Sketchfest welcomes the return of the ever-popular Gravid Water, which has sold out every one of its appearances at the fest thus far!Gravid Water has been playing at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York and LA since 2004. In those cities, top improvisers and actors, from Broadway, "30 Rock," "Conan," "Saturday Night Live," and beyond, perform in scenes from Stoppard to Sophocles, and everything in between. The actors know their lines, and the improvisers improvise, with no prior knowledge of the scenes. The show is created and directed by Stephen Ruddy. More performers to be announced! $25

Performers
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Paget Brewster

Paget Brewster stars as Emily Prentiss on the wildly popular CBS show “Criminal Minds”. She also joined the cast of “Community” for season 6 on Yahoo as Greendale’s CFO Frankie Dart. She  plays the morphine-addicted matriarch Dodo on Comedy Central’s series “Another Period” and can be seen and heard as boozy medium Sadie Doyle in the long running stage show/podcast “The Thrilling Adventure Hour”.Brewster is also recognized for guest roles on “Friends”, “2 ½ Men,” “Law... Read More →
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Jerry Minor

Jerry Minor is a UCB regular and performs in ASSSSCAT and COMEDY BANG BANG.  A comedy veteran, he has performed at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and the Toronto Comedy Festival.Jerry was raised in Flint, MI but kick-started his comedy career in Detroit when Second City opened a theatre there. He was in the inaugural main stage cast and the first to do a Second City "hat trick," performing in company reviews at every stage (Chicago, Chicago ETC and... Read More →
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Ian Roberts

Ian Roberts is a founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade. Along with the other members of the UCB, he owns and operates the Upright Citizens Brigade’s theaters and training centers in New York and LA. As an actor, Ian has starred in Comedy Central’s "Upright Citizens... Read More →
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Stephen Ruddy

Since 2004, Stephen Ruddy has directed the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre’s Gravid Water, both in New York and LA, featuring Amy Poehler, David Cross, Jason Sudeikis, Megan Mullally, Michael Cera, Scott Adsit, Rachel Dratch, and other theater and comedy luminaries. Stephen is... Read More →
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Matt Walsh

Matt Walsh is a founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade where he continues to perform and teach today. Credits for Walsh include starring in Comedy Central’s critically acclaimed Dog Bites Man, acting as a correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart from 2001-2002, and regular appearances in MTV’s Human Giant. He has appeared in such movies as Semi-Pro, Old School, Bad Santa, Road Trip, and Elf. He also wrote and starred in the cult indie-comedy Martin... Read More →
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Zoo Zoo

Zoo Zoo is a UCB Harold Team from Los Angeles. Formed in 2015, they've performed weekly at UCB LA on Harold Night as well as at the Del Close Marathon in New York. Known for their hilarious shows, chock full of group support, Zoo Zoo is an LA favorite who knows how to have fun! ... Read More →



Saturday January 27, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street San Francisco, CA 94110

4:00pm

The Blue Woman Group
As a depressive on the go, you probably need a little help balancing work, family and that 800 pound knitted mass of negative-thought-loops that’s slowly crushing your will to live. If so, talk to your doctor about Blue Woman Group. Let comedians and board certified depressives Jacqueline Novak and Aparna Nancherla do the years of expensive psychoanalysis, self-reflection spirals and medication adjustments for you! $22

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Aparna Nancherla

Aparna Nancherla first started doing comedy in her hometown of Washington D.C. and now resides in New York City. In 2016, she was featured in Elle’s Women in Comedy Issue as one of the most exciting new voices to hit the comedy scene.Nancherla can be seen in Netflix’s Master... Read More →
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Jacqueline Novak

In 2016, Jacqueline made her network debut on The Late Late Show with James Corden, shot The Half Hour special for Comedy Central, and released her first book HOW TO WEEP IN PUBLIC: Feeble Offerings on Depression from One Who Knows. Jacqueline was named a 2015 Comedy Central Comi... Read More →



Saturday January 27, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street San Francisco, CA 94111

4:00pm

Soundtracks Live: Scenes and Songs from a Classic 80s Movie
Remember the 80s? And remember the classic comedy films that were made with those awesome soundtracks? Join an all-star assemblage of comedy heroes as they perform scenes and live songs from a classic 1980s flick with a live band! And raise money for 826 Valencia! $50

Performers
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Matt Ballard

Matt Ballard is a Kentucky native who has lived in New York City for twenty years. Matt has done a variety of film and television work. He can currently be seen in “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp” on Netflix. He will be next seen in the feature films Blue Angel an... Read More →
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Owen Burke

Owen Burke started on his improvisational and sketch path under the direction of the UCB in New York City. Since studying with them, Owen has written, directed and performed in many shows at the UCB Theatre and served as the theater's Artistic Director. Owen now resides in Los An... Read More →
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Rachel Dratch

Rachel Dratch was a cast member on "Saturday Night Live" for 7 years. Before that she was on the Mainstage of Second City Chicago for four years, where she wrote and performed with Adam McKay, Scott Adsit, and Tina Fey. She appeared in a bunch of TV shows, including "King of Quee... Read More →
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Thomas Lennon

THOMAS LENNON is a writer and actor from Oak Park, Illinois.  He attended the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, where he joined the influential sketch comedy group The State.  The State’s hit television series ran on MTV for three seasons and received an Ace Award nomination for best comedy series... Read More →
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Jack McBrayer

Jack McBrayer is an Emmy nominated actor most known for his portrayal of Kenneth the Page on NBC's 30 ROCK. Some of his film credits include FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL, TALLADEGA NIGHTS: THE BALLAD OF RICKY BOBBY, THE CAMPAIGN, COOTIES, and THEY CAME TOGETHER. Jack can most recent... Read More →
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Amy Miles

Amy Miles is a Brooklyn based composer and performer. As a solo artist, Amy has released four albums of original material. In 2002 Amy released her first full length record "Dirty Stay-Out". Her track "Kill to Know" was celebrated with a roller skating video directed by David Wai... Read More →
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A.D. Miles

A.D. Miles was most recently headwriter on the 2017 reboot of The Gong Show which starred Mike Myers. He also helped develop both Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and served as Jimmy’s headwriter for 8 years, making over 1500 episodes of l... Read More →
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Paula Pell

Paula Pell was a writer for Saturday Night Live for twenty years, starting in 1995. She also wrote for the sitcom “30 Rock.” Pell has collaborated numerous times with Judd Apatow, providing additional writing for the films “Bridesmaids” and “This is 40.” She is curren... Read More →
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Michael Showalter

Michael Showalter co-wrote and directed the SXSW Audience Award-winning film “Hello, My Name Is Doris” starring Sally Field and directed "The Big Sick" starring Kumail Nanjiani. He’s a founding member of the comedy groups The State and Stella. Other film credits include “The Baxter,” “Wet Hot American Summer” and “They Came Together.” Michael has co-created numerous television projects including "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp" (Netflix) and "Search Party" (TBS... Read More →
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Bob Stephenson

Bob Stephenson was born in sunny Camarillo, California, where he skateboarded, Boogie Boarded, played baseball and soccer, had a huge Lego collection, and watched loads of television. He was a latch-key kid to John Stephenson, a mechanical/civil engineer for the government, and O... Read More →
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Bobby Tisdale

Bobby Tisdale plays Zeke on "Bob's Burgers," hosts Ward of Merkin in Brooklyn, and was a writer on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon." He has been hosting Invite Them Up with Eugene Mirman for many years. Party.
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David Wain

David Wain is the director of A Futile and Stupid Gesture, a biopic about National Lampoon founder Doug Kenney, which debuts on Netflix January 26, 2018.  Previously he directed and co-wrote the feature films Wet Hot American Summer, The Ten, Role Models, Wanderlust, and They Came Together.On television, he served as executive producer, writer, director and occasional guest star of the Emmy Award winning Adult Swim series "Childrens Hospital" as well as its spin-off "Newsreaders." He also was creator and co-star of four other... Read More →



Saturday January 27, 2018 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre 609 Sutter Street San Francisco, CA 94102

4:20pm

The 420 Show with Matt Besser

Matt Besser and friends will perform their weed material. There's a lot. THIS SHOW WILL GET YOU HIGH. $25
Due to a scheduling conflict, Jo Firestone will no longer be appearing.

Performers
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Matt Besser

Raised a proud Razorback in Little Rock, Arkansas, Matt Besser attended Amherst College where he learned how to collect CDs. After graduating, Matt toured the Midwest doing stand-up, while taking improvisation direction from Del Close at Chicago’s Improv Olympic Theater. In Chicago in 1991, he became a founding member of the sketch group “Upright Citizens Brigade,” and with them he has performed and written stage productions including “Virtual Reality”, “Conference on the Future of Happiness”, “Thunderball”, “Bucket of Truth”, “Big Dirty Hands”, “Punch Your Friend in the Face”, “The Real Real World”, and “Saigon Suicide Squad” (winner of Best Sketch at 1996 U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen). He has directed stage productions including “Feature Feature”, “Immortal Combat”, “Sidecarrin’” (1998 U.S.C.A.F), and Todd Barry in “Icky” (2001 U.S.C.A.F). Besser’s one-man shows include: “How Much I Lied”, “May I Help You Dumbass?”, “Don’t Be A Dick”, and “RUhi?”. As a stand-up, he participated in the first USCAF. His most recent one-man show is called “Woo Pig Sooie!” and concerns his battles with God. As an improviser he was a member of Chicago’s “The Family” and is forever a member of “Asssscat” the longest running and greatest improv show in the history of the world.In 1996 the UCB moved to NYC and produced their sketch show “Upright Citizens Brigade” for three seasons (’98 – 2000) on Comedy Central. In fall of 2005 the UCB premiered their improv show “Asssscat: Improv” on Bravo. With the success of the TV show, the UCB opened their own comedy theater and improv school which operates two theaters in NYC, and one in LA. After the UCB TV show , Matt teamed up with Method Man... Read More →
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Seth Morris

Seth Morris is an actor and writer what lives in LA. He's written for Funny Or Die, "Children's Hospital," "The Eric Andre Show" and "Kroll Show." He's acted in "Kroll Show," "Parks and Recreation," "Broad City" and "Comedy Bang Bang."
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Shane Torres

Shane Torres is a New York based standup comedian, writer, and actor originally from Fort Worth,TX. Having made his late night debut on Conan in 2016, you may have also seen him on Last ComicStanding or on IFC’s Comedy Bang Bang. He was featured at the Montreal Just For Laugh... Read More →



Saturday January 27, 2018 4:20pm - 5:50pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St. San Francisco, CA 94114

5:30pm

Next Big Thing with Courtney & Dara

A webseries/podcast led by two black techies shining much-deserved spotlight on millennials of color doing dope things in tech, media, politics, & entrepreneurship! On Next Big Thing, Courtney & Dara invite viewers to join them for candid, humorous conversation on trending current events and hot topics. Nothing is off limits. Free

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The Next Big Thing

A webseries/podcast led by two black techies shining much-deserved spotlight on millennials of color doing dope things in tech, media, politics, & entrepreneurship! On Next Big Thing, Courtney & Dara invite viewers to join them for candid, humorous conversation on trending curren... Read More →



Saturday January 27, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
PianoFight Bar 144 Taylor Street San Francisco, CA 94102

7:00pm

k3wlAZN420 / Luxury Cruise Singles Mixer / The Truce (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
Outta Towne is no longer able to appear at the festival. The Truce has been added.
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Performers
avatar for Sam Ike

Sam Ike

Sam Ike is a comedian from Boston. His unique stage presence and observations have entertained audiences everywhere. He's appeared in the Rogue Island Comedy Festival, Accidental Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Festival and the Second City/NBC Universal Breakout Festival in Chicag... Read More →
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k3wlAZN420

Coming to you straight out of Hollyweird, we are the k3wlest team around, ready to bring you laughs based off crazy internet stories!
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Luxury Cruise Singles Mixer

Fast paced and fun, the Luxury Cruisers take the audience on a narrative journey from their living room, to an exotic port of all. Character relationships reveal a day in the life of this port, marring the line between fantasy and realism as the Cruisers jump forward and back alo... Read More →
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The Truce

The Truce is a Los Angeles based sketch comedy team. The Truce was formed in 2016 as a main stage house team at the famed iO West Theater where they currently performs on the 4th Sunday of every month. The Truce loves each other almost as much as they love sketch comedy. Their di... Read More →



Saturday January 27, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St. San Francisco, CA 94102

7:00pm

Upright Citizens Brigade: ASSSSCAT
SF Sketchfest is proud to host a special performance of one of the comedy world's most influential and iconic live shows: Upright Citizens Brigade’s A.S.S.S.S.C.A.T. This popular weekly long-form improv show will feature UCB founding members Matt Besser, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh. They will be joined by guest improvisers and UCB theatre regulars Jon Gabrus and Jessica McKenna along with "Saturday Night Live" alumnus Horatio Sanz. The improvisers will base their scenes off of monologues from special guest monologist David Wain (The State, Wet Hot American Summer).. $35

Performers
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Matt Besser

Raised a proud Razorback in Little Rock, Arkansas, Matt Besser attended Amherst College where he learned how to collect CDs. After graduating, Matt toured the Midwest doing stand-up, while taking improvisation direction from Del Close at Chicago’s Improv Olympic Theater. In Chicago in 1991, he became a founding member of the sketch group “Upright Citizens Brigade,” and with them he has performed and written stage productions including “Virtual Reality”, “Conference on the Future of Happiness”, “Thunderball”, “Bucket of Truth”, “Big Dirty Hands”, “Punch Your Friend in the Face”, “The Real Real World”, and “Saigon Suicide Squad” (winner of Best Sketch at 1996 U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen). He has directed stage productions including “Feature Feature”, “Immortal Combat”, “Sidecarrin’” (1998 U.S.C.A.F), and Todd Barry in “Icky” (2001 U.S.C.A.F). Besser’s one-man shows include: “How Much I Lied”, “May I Help You Dumbass?”, “Don’t Be A Dick”, and “RUhi?”. As a stand-up, he participated in the first USCAF. His most recent one-man show is called “Woo Pig Sooie!” and concerns his battles with God. As an improviser he was a member of Chicago’s “The Family” and is forever a member of “Asssscat” the longest running and greatest improv show in the history of the world.In 1996 the UCB moved to NYC and produced their sketch show “Upright Citizens Brigade” for three seasons (’98 – 2000) on Comedy Central. In fall of 2005 the UCB premiered their improv show “Asssscat: Improv” on Bravo. With the success of the TV show, the UCB opened their own comedy theater and improv school which operates two theaters in NYC, and one in LA. After the UCB TV show , Matt teamed up with Method Man... Read More →
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Jon Gabrus

Jon Gabrus can next be seen in the indie “Fourth Man Out” and Hulu series “Real Hotwives of Las Vegas” He has previously appeared in HBO’s “Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight” alongside Ben Walker; as the character ‘Gabrus’ in the Film “Flock of Dudes;” as the... Read More →
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Jessica McKenna

Jessica was born in Richard Nixon's hometown, Yorba Linda, CA and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL -- that sweet John Hughes suburb of Chicago. She can be seen regularly performing at UCB with improv juggernaut, ASSSSCAT and the musical improv team Magic to Do. She has also toured and performed with ASSSSCAT at notable comedy festivals including SXSW and SF Sketchfest. Jessica starred in the 2016 Fox/Lonely Island sketch series, Party Over Here as well as the 2017 ABC pilot Jalen vs. Everybody (which aired on ESPN... Read More →
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Ian Roberts

Ian Roberts is a founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade. Along with the other members of the UCB, he owns and operates the Upright Citizens Brigade’s theaters and training centers in New York and LA. As an actor, Ian has starred in Comedy Central’s "Upright Citizens... Read More →
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Horatio Sanz

Horatio Sanz is an actor and a comedian. He made us laugh and think with characters such as Gobi the stoner and Jasper Hahn the perverted children’s cartoonist on "Saturday Night Live." You may have seen him in the Comedy Central series "Big Lake" with former SNL cast-mate Chri... Read More →
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David Wain

David Wain is the director of A Futile and Stupid Gesture, a biopic about National Lampoon founder Doug Kenney, which debuts on Netflix January 26, 2018.  Previously he directed and co-wrote the feature films Wet Hot American Summer, The Ten, Role Models, Wanderlust, and They Came Together.On television, he served as executive producer, writer, director and occasional guest star of the Emmy Award winning Adult Swim series "Childrens Hospital" as well as its spin-off "Newsreaders." He also was creator and co-star of four other... Read More →
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Matt Walsh

Matt Walsh is a founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade where he continues to perform and teach today. Credits for Walsh include starring in Comedy Central’s critically acclaimed Dog Bites Man, acting as a correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart from 2001-2002, and regular appearances in MTV’s Human Giant. He has appeared in such movies as Semi-Pro, Old School, Bad Santa, Road Trip, and Elf. He also wrote and starred in the cult indie-comedy Martin... Read More →



Saturday January 27, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm
The Nourse 275 Hayes Street San Francisco, CA 94102

7:00pm

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Josh Johnson & Josie Long
The SF Sketchfest Dozen: The Next Wave of Stand-Up Comedy Stars
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. 
Josh Johnson, most recently featured on Kevin Hart’s Hart of the City on Comedy Central, was named one of Comedy Central’s “Comics to Watch” in 2015 and one of the Just For Laughs festival’s “New Faces” in 2016. He is a former writer/performer on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where he also made his late-night stand-up debut earlier this year. As a stand-up, Josh has performed at clubs, colleges and festivals across the country, such as Just For Laughs, Moontower, SF Sketchfest, Bridgetown, RIOT LA and the New York Comedy Festival, and has appeared on @midnight with Chris Hardwick. You can follow him on Twitter @JoshJohnson. Josh’s Comedy Central half hour and album will be released in fall 2017. 
Often described as a unique voice in comedy, Josie Long is one of the most respected comedians of her generation. She started stand-up at age 14 and soon after went on to win the BBC New Comedy Award.  Josie has appeared on multiple TV and Radio shows, including the UK programs The News Quiz, Just A Minute, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, The Alternative Comedy Experience, Skins, 8 out of 10 Cats, Drunk History, Russell Howard’s Stand-Up Central, and Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls, as well as Australia’s Thank God You’re Here, and Comedy Central’s @midnight and Night Train with Wyatt Cenac and Hidden America for Seeso in the US. Josie has also worked extensively in factual areas – she investigated the rise of online comedy for The Culture Show on BBC2 and is the voice of the incredibly popular Radio 4 show and podcast Shortcuts. Her audio series All of the Planets Wonders is in development with Stitcher Premium in the US. 




Note: We are pleased to add Josie Long to this show. Due to a scheduling conflict, Jo Firestone will not be appearing.  
$24

Performers
avatar for Samantha Gilweit

Samantha Gilweit

Samantha Gilweit is a single mother, comedian, musician, and failed pig farmer currently living in Oakland, CA. She has performed butt naked for a sold out crowd in New York City, was on the pilot episode of "Swerved," a prank show for professional wrestlers on the WWE network, a... Read More →
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Josh Johnson

Josh Johnson, most recently featured on Kevin Hart’s Hart of the City on Comedy Central, was named one of Comedy Central’s “Comics to Watch” in 2015 and one of the Just For Laughs festival’s “New Faces” in 2016. He is a former writer/performer on The Tonight Show St... Read More →
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Josie Long

Often described as a unique voice in comedy, Josie Long is one of the most respected comedians of her generation.  She started stand-up at age 14 and soon after went on to win the BBC New Comedy Award.Josie has appeared on multiple TV and Radio shows, including the UK programs The News Quiz, Just A Minute, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, The Alternative Comedy Experience, Skins, 8 out of 10 Cats, Drunk History, Russell Howard’s Stand-Up Central, and Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls, as well as... Read More →



Saturday January 27, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street San Francisco, CA 94111

7:30pm

The Improvised Shakespeare Company (SOLD OUT)
The Improvised Shakespeare Company, founded in 2005, entertains audiences around the globe and sells out their recurring limited engagements in New York and LA just from word of mouth and email “advertising”. The ISC has been featured at festivals and events around the county, including Outside Lands in San Francisco, where Sir Patrick Stewart famously played with the group. The company performs a two-act a fully improvised play in Elizabethan style using the language and themes of William Shakespeare, inspired by one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written).“Set aside your preconceptions about Shakespearean theater. It’s not all pretentious, puffy-garbed players trained to speak foreign English at the Raised Hand School of Acting. IO Chicago’s rollicking hit show “Improvised Shakespeare” is smart and knowing enough to delight Elizabethan drama fans and charming enough to win over the most avowed Anglophobes. – Centerstage Chicago $39
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Performers
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The Improvised Shakespeare Company

The Improvised Shakespeare Company, founded in 2005, entertains audiences around the globe and sells out their recurring limited engagements in New York and LA just from word of mouth and email “advertising”.  The ISC has been featured at festivals and events around the county, including Outside Lands in San Francisco, where Sir Patrick Stewart famously played with the group... Read More →



Saturday January 27, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre 609 Sutter Street San Francisco, CA 94102

7:30pm

Porchlight, a Storytelling Series

For the past fifteen years, Porchlight has been San Francisco's premier storytelling series. Each month, co-founders Beth Lisick and Arline Klatte invite six people to tell ten-minute true stories without using notes or memorization. Past storytellers include some of the area's most entertaining school bus drivers, mushroom hunters, politicians, socialites, sex workers, musicians, authors, systems analysts, and social workers. $25

Performers
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Aisling Bea

Aisling Bea is an award winning Irish stand-up, actress and writer and is one of the biggest female TV comedians in the UK. She is the co-host on long running hit British panel show, 8 Out of 10 Cats with Jimmy Carr and regularly appears on most comedy TV shows in the UK like Qi... Read More →
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Chris Garcia

Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, Chris Garcia started his comedy career in the San Francisco Bay Area where he was named “A Comic To Watch” by the San Jose Mercury News, “One of the 7 Funniest People in San Francisco” by 7×7 Magazine, and a “Rising Comedic Star” b... Read More →
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Maeve Higgins

A comedy star in her native Ireland, Maeve Higgins has performed all over the world, including in Edinburgh, Melbourne and, most recently, Erbil. Now based in New York, she’s made a name for herself there too. In a good way! She co-hosts Neil deGrasse Tyson’sStarTalk on Natio... Read More →
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Arline Klatte

Arline Klatte is the co-host of the successful San Francisco-based storytelling show, Porchlight.
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Beth Lisick

Beth Lisick is a writer and actor. She is the author of five books and has appeared in films screened at Cannes, Sundance, and the San Francisco International Film Festival.Her books include the memoir collection "Yokohama Threeway" and "Other Small Shames," the New York Times be... Read More →
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Kevin McDonald

Comedian, actor, writer and director Kevin McDonald founded “The Kids in the Hall” with friend Dave Foley, after they met in Toronto at Second City, and the television series ran from 1988-1995. In the troupe's television series and stage shows, he portrays several popular recurring characters, such as the King of Empty Promises, Sir Simon Milligan, and Jerry Sizzler. McDonald went on to appear in a variety of films including Boy Meets Girl, Lilo... Read More →
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Mo Willems

#1 NYTimes bestselling author and illustrator Mo Willems returns to Sketchfest with another stellar group of close personal acquaintances and comedy royalty to perform some of his best-loved books featuring The Pigeon, Elephant & Piggie, and Knuffle Bunny! Fun for all, it's a mor... Read More →



Saturday January 27, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St. San Francisco, CA 94114

7:30pm

Invite Them Up (SOLD OUT)
Invite Them Up was a long-running and super fun comedy show that took place at Rififi in Manhattan. It has since been resurrected for SF Sketchfest and the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival. Eugene Mirman and Bobby Tisdale welcome their comedy friends for a night of great stand-up. $35
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Performers
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David Cross

Emmy Award winner and Grammy Award nominee David Cross is an inventive performer, writer, and producer on stage and screens both big and small.Named one of the Top 100 Stand-Up Comedians of All Time by Comedy Central, Cross last toured the world with “Make America Great Again!,” which took him across the United States, Canada, and Europe. The tour spawned a Netflix special which premiered in August 2016, and a Grammy-nominated CD of the same name. The set, which discussed then-Presidential candidate Donald Trump, gun control laws, and religion, was the comedian’s first standup tour in nearly six years. He had last toured in 2009 with a solo stand-up show in support of his New York Times Bestseller, I Drink for a Reason. That hugely successful comedy show was filmed at Boston's Wilbur Theater for a special, entitled “Bigger and Blackerer,” which premiered on EPIX in April 2010 before being released on CD and DVD by Sub Pop. His previous comedy special, "David Cross: The Pride is Back," aired on HBO in 1999, and was named one of the 25 best stand-up comedy specials and concert films of all time by ROLLING STONE in July 2015.Cross has released two other comedy albums – the Grammy Award- nominated, “Shut Up You Fucking Baby” and “It's Not Funny.” In 2003 he released the DVD, "Let America Laugh," a documentary film of his groundbreaking stand up tour of alternative, indie rock clubs.He recently wrapped production on “Bliss,” a new comedy for Sky in the UK. Serving as writer and director, Cross’s “Bliss” stars Stephen Mangan as a man who must find a way to balance his two separate families.Cross is currently in production on the Pentagon Papers film “The Papers,” helmed by Stephen Spielberg and co-starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep.Last year, IFC premiered the long-awaited third season of the comedy “Todd Margaret,” created by and starring Cross as an ill-equipped American who finds himself running the London sales office of the energy drink company for which he works. IFC aired six episodes over the span of two weeks. The original iteration, “The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret,” aired on IFC from 2010 to 2012.Cross reteamed with his “Mr. Show” collaborator and co-creator, Bob Odenkirk, to create “Mr. Show with Bob and David,” a four-episode revamp of the iconic sketch comedy series, which premiered November 2015 on Netflix.In September 2013, David Cross and Bob Odenkirk released the book, Hollywood Said No! Orphaned Film Scripts, Bastard Scenes, and Abandoned Darlings from the Creators of Mr. Show. Written with friend and fellow “Mr. Show” alum Brian Posehn, “Hollywood Said No!” is a collection of never-before-seen scripts, orphaned sketch ideas and reminiscences. In support of the book, Cross and Odenkirk embarked on a multi-city tour, performing their first official stand-up comedy shows together since their sold-out national tour in 2002.In 2014, Cross released the indie film Hits, which he wrote and directed. A black comedy about the nature of fame in the YouTube era, the film is set in a small town in upstate New York and stars Matt Walsh and Meredith Hagner. It first premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, and then helped raise funds for its theatrical distribution via a successful Kickstarter campaign. In addition to a traditional theatrical release, the film was also available to fans across the nation on BitTorrent, where they were able to pay what they wanted to view it.On the big screen, Cross has appeared in the independent features, Kill Your Darlings alongside Daniel Radcliffe and Michael C. Hall, and the dramedy It's a Disaster, opposite Julia Stiles and America Ferrera. Other film credits include Abel, Year One, Christopher Guest’s Waiting for Guffman, Men in Black and Men in Black II, Ghost World, Michel Gondry’s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Pitch Perfect 2, I’m Not There, and provided his vocal talents for several animated films, including Megamind, the Kung Fu Panda series and Curious George.On television, Cross reprised his beloved role as Dr. Tobias Fünke' on the fourth season of “Arrested Development” on Netflix, which will begin filming its long-awaited fifth season this summer. During its original critically acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning run on FOX, Cross was twice-nominated as part of the ensemble cast for a Screen Actors Guild Award. He will next be seen in the third season of Netflix’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” reprising his guest arc as lawyer Russ Snyder.Cross’s introduction to the TV scene came with "The Ben Stiller Show," where Cross honed his comedy writing skills and shared a 1993 Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program.The original “Mr. Show with Bob and David” received three Emmy Award nominations for both Writing and Music... Read More →
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Janelle James

Janelle is a Caribbean-born comedian and writer. Being named a 2016 New Face for the world renowned Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, Janelle is preparing to light the comedy world on fire. Her unique perspective is a commentary on everything from family life, raunchy... Read More →
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Eugene Mirman

Brooklyn resident Eugene Mirman escaped the clutches of Russian communism at the age of four when his family immigrated from Moscow to Lexington, MA (where along with Paul Revere and John Adams he kicked off the American revolution). He attended Hampshire College and designed his own major of Comedy – doing a one-hour standup act as his thesis (for which he was made fun of, don’t worry).Eugene currently stars as the voice of “Gene” on Fox’s hit animated series Bob’s Burgers. He is also known for portraying comedian/mobster Yvgeny Mirminsky on Adult Swim’s... Read More →
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Aparna Nancherla

Aparna Nancherla first started doing comedy in her hometown of Washington D.C. and now resides in New York City. In 2016, she was featured in Elle’s Women in Comedy Issue as one of the most exciting new voices to hit the comedy scene.Nancherla can be seen in Netflix’s Master... Read More →
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Bobby Tisdale

Bobby Tisdale plays Zeke on "Bob's Burgers," hosts Ward of Merkin in Brooklyn, and was a writer on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon." He has been hosting Invite Them Up with Eugene Mirman for many years. Party.
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Sasheer Zamata

Sasheer Zamata is a comedian, actress, writer and 4 season cast member on SaturdayNight Live. She just released her first one hour special, “Pizza Mind” to rave reviews.She received improv and sketch training from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, andperforms stand up at... Read More →



Saturday January 27, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street San Francisco, CA 94110

7:30pm

SF Sketchfest Threesome: Joel Kim Booster, Janine Brito, and Solomon Georgio, Hosted by Matt Lieb
SF Sketchfest presents a triple-co-headline of three of the best comics in the country.Joel Kim Booster is a Chicago bred, Brooklyn based comedian, writer and playwright. Born in Seoul, South Korea, Joel was adopted at a young age and moved to the southwest suburbs of Chicago. Both homeschooled and evangelical, Joel has read the bible literally dozens of times, but has no idea where the state of Oregon is on a map. As a comedian he has appeared on "Conan," Logo, MTV and "The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail" on Comedy Central. His writing credits include "Billy on the Street" and the Comedy Central pilot "Problematic with Moshe Kasher." Joel is a frequent collaborator on MTV’s "Decoded" webseries, "Bravo’s Guide To...", and regularly appears in a number of "Internet Action Force" shorts. He loves to chat. Joel has performed at numerous comedy clubs, bar basements and festivals all across the country. Most recently and notably he was a New Face for the world renowned Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, Canada. Additionally he has featured at Funny or Die's Oddball Comedy Festival, Riot LA and The Bridgetown Comedy Festival. Joel has also performed at Stand Up NY and Gotham Comedy Club in New York City and the Laugh Factory and Zanies in Chicago. Joel was just listed as one of Brooklyn Magazine’s 50 funniest people and Paper Magazine recently called him one of their "10 Comedians You Need to Know," saying that if you like "cats, hot men, and insecurity, then you'll love Joel Kim Booster."
JANINE BRITO started doing standup comedy in St. Louis and has performed at clubs and theaters throughout the US and Hong Kong. She is the winner of the 2009 SF Women's Comedy Competition, and recipient of Rooftop Comedy's 2010 Silver Nail Award. Praised by 7x7 Magazine as "one of SF's more daring voices" and one of "the 7 funniest people in town," she was named the 2011 “Best Comedian with a Message” by the East Bay Express.Brito is best known for her stint as a writer and on-air correspondent on the FX series, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, produced by Chris Rock. Her appearances on the show won her praise from critics and audience members alike; The Huffington Post called her “hysterical and unique” and The Onion’s AVClub demanded, “More Janine Brito, please. Totally Biased needs so much more of her.”Along with fellow bay area comics W. Kamau Bell and Nato Green, Janine is a member of “Laughter Against the Machine,” a grassroots comedy tour and forthcoming documentary film. Her recent festival appearances include Sketchfest, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, the Glasgow International Comedy Festival, and SxSW.W. Kamau Bell calls her “a sarcastic, snarky smart bomb of comedy funk straight from the 80's,” and the SF Weekly says she’s “a mean lesbian,” but she’s pretty sure that they mean it in a good way.@janinebritojaninebrito.com
Solomon Georgio burst out of the Seattle comedy scene with his own brand of indignant irreverence. He flawlessly intertwines biting social commentary with stories of his life as an openly gay African immigrant. He is a finalist of NBC’s "Stand Up for Diversity," a regular performer at the Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival (Seattle, WA) and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival (Portland, OR). Solomon recently had his television debut in February 2015 as the featured comedian on "Conan," and immediately followed it up with an appearance on "Last Call with Carson Daily." He also hosted several episodes of the recent Lance Bangs series for Vice, "Flophouse." $24

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Joel Kim Booster

Joel Kim Booster is a Chicago-bred, Los Angeles-based comedian and writer. As a comedian he has appeared on Conan, Comedy Central’s The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, This Is Not Happening and @midnight, Logo’s Comedy Cabaret and truTV’s Comedy Knockout. In 2017, Joel recorded a stand-up special for Comedy Central’s The Half-Hour, a full-length stand-up album called Model Minority and was listed as one of Esquire’s “10 Comedians to Watch.” Joel recently had the honor of making Forbes’ 2018 “30 Under 30” list in their Hollywood and Entertainment category spotlighting the next generation of talent, Vulture’s “20 Comedians You Should and Will Know” and TimeOut’s “L.A. Comedians to Watch in 2018.” His writing credits include Billy on the Street for truTV, the forthcoming Comedy Central series The Other... Read More →
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Janine Brito

Janine Brito is a stand-up comic best known for being a writer/performer and on-air correspondent on the FX series, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, produced by Chris Rock. She's also half Cuban, half Icelandic, and all lesbian. Janine started doing standup comedy in St. Louis... Read More →
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Solomon Georgio

Solomon Georgio burst out of the Seattle comedy scene with his own brand of indignant irreverence. He flawlessly intertwines biting social commentary with stories of his life as an openly gay African immigrant. He is a finalist of NBC’s "Stand Up for Diversity," a regular performer at the Bumbershoot Music... 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 →



Saturday January 27, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street San Francisco, CA 94133

7:30pm

The Special Without Brett Davis
Public access television has always been a playground for the weird, and perhaps the weirdest show on public access (and streaming online worldwide) is The Special Without Brett Davis. Hosted by Andy Kaufman Award-winning comedian Brett Davis (The Chris Gethard Show, HBO's Animals, IFC's Boy Band), the show re-defines "variety show" in several, often bizarre ways. With a volunteer-based crew, the show does what SNL does, but twice as often, and without a budget.

The show is not your regular talk show, getting its guest into weird situations, like Gilbert Gottfried being interviewed by a confused Amish teenager and Michael Shannon unexpectedly auditioning for a punk band. Other guests have included Janeane Garofalo, Artie Lange, Rose McGowan, Richard Kind and particularly odd names like notorious wrestler New Jack and the infamous Michael Alig.

The Special is always changing, with each episode taking on the form of a new "Special" hosted by a different character. The only constant is the show's wholesome announcer "Mr. Jokes" Steve Whalen and his Joke of the Week.

The show's rotating cast is a who's who of alternative comedy, and since the show began, many have moved onto films and television shows like SNL and The Tonight Show. Regulars include Dan Chamberlain, Jo Firestone, Cole Escola, Julio Torres, Anna Drezen, Bridey Elliott, John Early, John Reynolds, Conner O'Malley, Ana Fabrega, Mary Houlihan, Lorelei Ramirez, Tim Platt, Mo Fry Pasic and more.

The show also features a well-curated variety of musical acts including Screaming Females, The Thermals, Jerry Paper, M. Lamar, Emily Wells, Guerilla Toss, Beverly, Gingerlys, Ava Luna, Hound, Charly Bliss, and more. $22

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Brett Davis

Brett Davis performs comedy under the guises of his many twisted characters, and on his public access variety show "The Special Without Brett Davis." He was the winner of the 2015 Andy Kaufman Award. He co-hosts the monthly extravaganza erroneously titled "The Macaulay Culkin Sho... Read More →
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Danny Tamberelli

Danny Tamberelli played little Pete Wrigley on the beloved Nickelodeon series “The Adventures of Pete and Pete.” He stared as Jackie on “The Babysitter’s Club” and voiced Arnold on “The Magic School Bus.” He also starred on the Nickelodeon series “All That!” and... Read More →



Saturday January 27, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Doc's Lab 124 Columbus Avenue San Francisco, CA 94133

8:00pm

White Women presents: Your Token Friend

White Women Presents: Your Token FriendWhite Women is an all-black group made up of the token black friends of every white comedian in Los Angeles, so they are the authorities on this particular experience. In this show, White Women invites a guest token friend monologist to share their stories on being the lone minority, and then will do improv based off of those stories. In the second half, the guest jumps in for a set, cementing their status as an honorary White Woman. Previous guests have included Lamorne Morris, Natasha Rothwell, Reggie Watts, Tim Meadows and more! $15

Performers
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Jerry Minor

Jerry Minor is a UCB regular and performs in ASSSSCAT and COMEDY BANG BANG.  A comedy veteran, he has performed at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and the Toronto Comedy Festival.Jerry was raised in Flint, MI but kick-started his comedy career in Detroit when Second City opened a theatre there. He was in the inaugural main stage cast and the first to do a Second City "hat trick," performing in company reviews at every stage (Chicago, Chicago ETC and... Read More →
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White Women

As the name obviously suggests, "White Women" is a group of all-black male improvisers from Los Angeles. They are regulars at UCB LA where they have been performing since 2013, and have also performed at tons of festivals across the country. If you sleep on them, they'll do a bac... Read More →



Saturday January 27, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm

Kasper Hauser / Charles
KASPER HAUSER is Dan Klein, Rob Baedeker, and James and John Reichmuth. The group has played many of the best comedy clubs and festivals in the U.S. and won the Herald Angel at the Edinburgh Fringe. They are the best-selling authors of five books of humor including SkyMaul: Happy Crap You Can Buy From a Plane, and their work has been featured on "This American Life," PRI's "The World" and "All Things Considered."

Seattle comedy duo Charles will take you down a wormhole of interwoven worlds. You might see two Glockenspiel clockmen debate the existence of freewill, or a pair of 19th century gentlemen play Jenga by mail. The show is intelligent without sacrificing accessibility, as Charles seamlessly combines highbrow and lowbrow sensibilities into a brand of humor they call unibrow.

Charles has performed throughout the US and Canada, including the SF Seattle, Chicago, and Toronto Sketchfests; The Moontower Comedy Festival, and Hell Yes Fest.

“These absolutely brilliant writer performers made the audience howl” – Centerstage Chicago
 $22

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Charles

Seattle comedy duo Charles will take you down a wormhole of interwoven worlds. You might see two Glockenspiel clockmen debate the existence of freewill, or a pair of 19th century gentlemen play Jenga by mail. The show is intelligent without sacrificing accessibility, as Charles s... Read More →
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Kasper Hauser

KASPER HAUSER is Dan Klein, Rob Baedeker, and James and John Reichmuth. The group has played many of the best comedy clubs and festivals in the U.S. and won the Herald Angel at the Edinburgh Fringe. They are the best-selling authors of five books of humor including SkyMaul: Happy... Read More →
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Alex Rios

Alex Rios has been preforming stand up comedy for 5 years in Portland, OR and has traveled all over the west coast serving his oddball observations, sexually adventurous anecdotes, and tales from the kitchen. He has featured at Harvey's Comedy Club, Ventura Comedy Festival 2014, Idaho Laugh Fest 2015, Savage Henry Comedy Festival 2016. Rios hosts his own show at helium comedy club called loose cannons. Rios host two podcast called chumba... Read More →



Saturday January 27, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

Standup Spotlight: Jacqueline Novak & Moses Storm

In 2016, Jacqueline made her network debut on The Late Late Show with James Corden, shot The Half Hour special for Comedy Central, and released her first book HOW TO WEEP IN PUBLIC: Feeble Offerings on Depression from One Who Knows. Jacqueline was named a 2015 Comedy Central Comic to Watch and 2016 Just for Laughs New Face. In TV her credits include appearances on Animals (HBO), The Characters (Netflix), and starring in her own Refinery29 series How to Weep in Public, directed by John Early. Jacqueline just released a second book, WEDDICULOUS, a collaboration with comedian Jamie Lee. This year she's touring clubs and theaters, opening for Mike Birbiglia, Fred Armisen, and Anthony Jeselnik.
Moses is a talented writer/performer/comedian who was a finalist on NBC's LAST COMIC STANDING, and just shot the new TV series YOUTH & CONSEQUENCES for YouTube Red. He made his late night debut in Sept 2017 on CONAN, where he received a standing ovation after his performance. He received glowing reviews from critics for his performance in the 2015 high-concept Universal horror film UNFRIENDED, and recently shot a role in the new Adam Sandler film for Netflix entitled WHO DO YOU THINK WOULD WIN. He has appeared in numerous TV shows such as Comedy Central’s ANOTHER PERIOD, and MTV’s ACTING OUT, and is the face of a controversial Burger King ad campaign! Moses hosts a live comedy show on the Nerdist stage at Meltdown Comics called, THIS SHOW IS YOUR SHOW! Guest performers have included John Mulaney, Thomas Middleditch, and TJ Miller. Moses is also an acclaimed storyteller, having recently won the Moth’s GrandSLAM, and he's been featured on KCRW's 'Un-fictional’. In 2015, he had the prestigious honor of being chosen as a “New Face” at the Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal. He is currently developing his solo show - here is a teaser of “An Evening with Moses Storm”. Here he is performing in the show Don’t Tell My Mother from Pivot TV and Rooftop Comedy (great 1 min clip). In addition to his live shows, Moses gained a large social media following his viral video detailing how he tried to throw his own birthday party at the LAX airport Chilli's (the hilarious video “Terminally Chill Birthday”). His next social experiment, entitled MODERN MILLENNIAL, began as a fully funded Kickstarter campaign, and had him living 24/7 at an interactive art installation in Downtown LA. Here is a great article about the experiment from LA Weekly. It all culminated in a wonderful 30 minute documentary about his time there, which had an unforgettable premiere in Los Angeles. Moses works with an inspiring amount of ambition to create unconventional interactive entertainment. $22

Performers
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Farah Brook

Farah Brook hopes to heal you through the art form of stand up comedy. She performs every night at major venues across New York City. Farah served as a creative consultant last year on MTV's Girl Code and Guy Code. Her YouTube video "Kiss Me NYC" went viral and has been viewed almost 5 million times by people all over the world. Farah's comedy has been featured in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Time Magazine, People Magazine, MTV and more. She is the creator and host of the podcast Psychic Hotline $1/min and her writing can be found published on... Read More →
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Jacqueline Novak

In 2016, Jacqueline made her network debut on The Late Late Show with James Corden, shot The Half Hour special for Comedy Central, and released her first book HOW TO WEEP IN PUBLIC: Feeble Offerings on Depression from One Who Knows. Jacqueline was named a 2015 Comedy Central Comi... Read More →
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Moses Storm

Moses is a talented writer/performer/comedian who was a finalist on NBC's LAST COMIC STANDING, and just shot the new TV series YOUTH & CONSEQUENCES for YouTube Red. He made his late night debut in Sept 2017 on CONAN, where he received a standing ovation after his performance. He... Read More →



Saturday January 27, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Café du Nord 2174 Market St. San Francisco, CA 94114

9:00pm

Hot Raw Fire / Squish Mitten / Naptime

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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Hot Raw Fire

HOT RAW FIRE is Montreal's premiere bunch of buds who just love rippin’ up some sketch comedy. Known for their use of live video on stage, PG-13 body horror, and intersectional mime-cycles, this quintet has delighted audiences across North America with the comedy of adult child... Read More →
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Liz Greenwood

Liz Greenwood is a stand-up comedian based in Chicago who is known for her one-liners and observational humor. In addition to performing all around Chicago, she has been part of the Women in Comedy Festival (Boston), SheDot Festival (Toronto), and LaughFest (Grand Rapids). When s... Read More →
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Squish Mitten

Squish Mitten is a Sketch Comedy Group based in Austin Texas. They are made up of comedians, actors, improvisors, and filmmakers. You can find many of their members preforming at Coldtowne Theater doing Live Improv and Sketch Comedy. Squish Mitten's videos also make appearances at Coldtowne through the Vidtowne short film competitions where squish Mitten has taken home the first place prize 3 times... 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 →



Saturday January 27, 2018 9:00pm - 10:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St. San Francisco, CA 94102

9:00pm

Live from the Alamo
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
Due to a change in her schedule, Michelle Biloon will no longer be appearing. Clay Newman has been added.

Performers
avatar for Marcus Coleman

Marcus Coleman

Originally hailing from St. Louis (a fact he can’t stop bringing up) Marcus Coleman was named of Portland’s “Geniuses of Comedy” by the Portland Mercury.A laid back shit-talker with a smile, he’s been called a “bright new star” and praised for “sharp, smart jabs o... Read More →
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Eman El-Husseini

A Canadian, a Palestinian, a Muslim, and a lesbian walk into a bar … ladies and gentlemen, it’s just Eman El-Husseini. Yes, she’s all those catastrophic identities rolled into one — her life is a current event. From the Muslim ban to Palestinian rights and marriage equali... Read More →
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Cooper Van Grol

Cooper has been all over the place, both geographically and emotionally, and is able to illustrate this poignantly with his comedy- which makes watching him like riding a rollercoaster that you’re not quite sure is up to code, but once you’re off it you realize the fear of go... 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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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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Dalia Malek

Dalia started comedy in London, UK, where she first started honing her silly, playful, and sometimes dark material in major clubs and festivals all over the country. Her warm and conspiratorial stage presence and punchy writing helped her progress quickly. Her comedy was broadcas... Read More →
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Jake Mattera

Jake Mattera is a stand-up comedian and comedy writer. He has performed in sketches that have appeared on CONAN, He was a featured guest on The John DeBella Show on WMGK, and he has performed stunts and written parody songs for the popular Philadelphia morning radio program, “T... 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 →



9:15pm

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Josh Johnson & Josie Long
The SF Sketchfest Dozen: The Next Wave of Stand-Up Comedy Stars
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. 
Josh Johnson, most recently featured on Kevin Hart’s Hart of the City on Comedy Central, was named one of Comedy Central’s “Comics to Watch” in 2015 and one of the Just For Laughs festival’s “New Faces” in 2016. He is a former writer/performer on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where he also made his late-night stand-up debut earlier this year. As a stand-up, Josh has performed at clubs, colleges and festivals across the country, such as Just For Laughs, Moontower, SF Sketchfest, Bridgetown, RIOT LA and the New York Comedy Festival, and has appeared on @midnight with Chris Hardwick. You can follow him on Twitter @JoshJohnson. Josh’s Comedy Central half hour and album will be released in fall 2017. 
Often described as a unique voice in comedy, Josie Long is one of the most respected comedians of her generation. She started stand-up at age 14 and soon after went on to win the BBC New Comedy Award.  Josie has appeared on multiple TV and Radio shows, including the UK programs The News Quiz, Just A Minute, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, The Alternative Comedy Experience, Skins, 8 out of 10 Cats, Drunk History, Russell Howard’s Stand-Up Central, and Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls, as well as Australia’s Thank God You’re Here, and Comedy Central’s @midnight and Night Train with Wyatt Cenac and Hidden America for Seeso in the US. Josie has also worked extensively in factual areas – she investigated the rise of online comedy for The Culture Show on BBC2 and is the voice of the incredibly popular Radio 4 show and podcast Shortcuts. Her audio series All of the Planets Wonders is in development with Stitcher Premium in the US. 








Note: We are pleased to add Josie Long to this show. Due to a scheduling conflict, Jo Firestone will not be appearing.  
$24

Performers
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Samantha Gilweit

Samantha Gilweit is a single mother, comedian, musician, and failed pig farmer currently living in Oakland, CA. She has performed butt naked for a sold out crowd in New York City, was on the pilot episode of "Swerved," a prank show for professional wrestlers on the WWE network, a... Read More →
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Josh Johnson

Josh Johnson, most recently featured on Kevin Hart’s Hart of the City on Comedy Central, was named one of Comedy Central’s “Comics to Watch” in 2015 and one of the Just For Laughs festival’s “New Faces” in 2016. He is a former writer/performer on The Tonight Show St... Read More →
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Josie Long

Often described as a unique voice in comedy, Josie Long is one of the most respected comedians of her generation.  She started stand-up at age 14 and soon after went on to win the BBC New Comedy Award.Josie has appeared on multiple TV and Radio shows, including the UK programs The News Quiz, Just A Minute, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, The Alternative Comedy Experience, Skins, 8 out of 10 Cats, Drunk History, Russell Howard’s Stand-Up Central, and Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls, as well as... Read More →



Saturday January 27, 2018 9:15pm - 10:45pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street San Francisco, CA 94111

10:00pm

Facebook Improv
Running for more than 10 years in Los Angeles, The Facebook show plucks two random people from the audience to get their Facebook page examined and then turned into long form improvised comedy scenes based entirely on their profile, pictures, comments and status. $35


Due to a change in schedule, Rob Riggle will no longer be appearing. Nick Kroll has been added.

Performers
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Owen Burke

Owen Burke started on his improvisational and sketch path under the direction of the UCB in New York City. Since studying with them, Owen has written, directed and performed in many shows at the UCB Theatre and served as the theater's Artistic Director. Owen now resides in Los An... Read More →
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Chad Carter

Chad Carter is a writer and improvisor based in LA. He has written/produced for The Daily Show, Funny or Die, and most recently the Detour on TBS. Chad Carter is a trained physicist.
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Nick Kroll

Nick Kroll is an actor, writer and producer. He most recently co-created and voices numerous roles on the Netflix animated series "Big Mouth," which has been heralded by the Hollywood Reporter as "sweet, progressive and breathtakingly filthy.” He recently wrapped productions on... Read More →
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Jack McBrayer

Jack McBrayer is an Emmy nominated actor most known for his portrayal of Kenneth the Page on NBC's 30 ROCK. Some of his film credits include FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL, TALLADEGA NIGHTS: THE BALLAD OF RICKY BOBBY, THE CAMPAIGN, COOTIES, and THEY CAME TOGETHER. Jack can most recent... Read More →
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Seth Morris

Seth Morris is an actor and writer what lives in LA. He's written for Funny Or Die, "Children's Hospital," "The Eric Andre Show" and "Kroll Show." He's acted in "Kroll Show," "Parks and Recreation," "Broad City" and "Comedy Bang Bang."
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Charlie Sanders

Charlie Sanders was born and raised on the mean streets of St. Paul, Minnesota. After becoming a regular performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City, he frequently appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. He moved to Los Angeles in 2009 and bought a For... Read More →



Saturday January 27, 2018 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre 609 Sutter Street San Francisco, CA 94102

10:00pm

Theme Park Improv (SOLD OUT)
The Theme Park Improv Show's improvisers take a single suggestion of a theme from the audience, and wing an entire set of fast-paced long-form scenes and characters, based on stories from special guest monologist Paget Brewster ("Criminal Minds"). After a streak of sold-out shows, they return to SF Sketchfest with a stellar lineup: Rachel Dratch (“Saturday Night Live”), Michael Hitchcock ("Best in Show"), John Michael Higgins ("Pitch Perfect"), Thomas Lennon ("Reno 911!"), Jessica Makinson ("Halfway Home"), Oscar Nunez ("The Office") Cole Stratton (Pop My Culture podcast) and Janet Varney ("Burning Love"). This will be a show you won’t soon forget! $30
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Performers
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Ian Brennan

Ian Brennan is Co-Creator and Executive Producer of  “Scream Queens” and “Glee,” which ran for six seasons on FOX and for which he is the recipient of two Golden Globe Awards. As an actor, he has performed at Playwrights' Horizons, the Vineyard Theatre and MCC Theatre in New York, as well as the Steppenwolf and Goodman Theatres in his hometown of Chicago. Ian performs weekly at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in LA as part of Harold Night with his team... Read More →
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Paget Brewster

Paget Brewster stars as Emily Prentiss on the wildly popular CBS show “Criminal Minds”. She also joined the cast of “Community” for season 6 on Yahoo as Greendale’s CFO Frankie Dart. She  plays the morphine-addicted matriarch Dodo on Comedy Central’s series “Another Period” and can be seen and heard as boozy medium Sadie Doyle in the long running stage show/podcast “The Thrilling Adventure Hour”.Brewster is also recognized for guest roles on “Friends”, “2 ½ Men,” “Law... Read More →
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Rachel Dratch

Rachel Dratch was a cast member on "Saturday Night Live" for 7 years. Before that she was on the Mainstage of Second City Chicago for four years, where she wrote and performed with Adam McKay, Scott Adsit, and Tina Fey. She appeared in a bunch of TV shows, including "King of Quee... Read More →
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John Michael Higgins

Michael Higgins is a double hyphenate: he’s sort-of well-known for being a member of the Christopher Guest “company,” starring in such films as "Best in Show" and "A Mighty Wind." But before becoming a disreputable light improvisational comedic actor he spent twenty years o... Read More →
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Michael Hitchcock

From his critically-acclaimed roles in film and television to his award-winning work as a writer and producer, Michael Hitchcock has earned a solid reputation in the entertainment industry.As an actor, Hitchcock is featured in two of 2011’s most popular films. He portrayed “D... Read More →
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Thomas Lennon

THOMAS LENNON is a writer and actor from Oak Park, Illinois.  He attended the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, where he joined the influential sketch comedy group The State.  The State’s hit television series ran on MTV for three seasons and received an Ace Award nomination for best comedy series... Read More →
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Jessica Makinson

Jessica Makinson is an LA based actor/improviser/writer/director. She has been a series regular on ‘South Park’, ‘Halfway Home’ and ‘Trigger Happy TV’, all for Comedy Central. Other credits include ‘The Great Indoors’, ‘Maron’ and ‘Modern Family’. As an al... Read More →
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Oscar Nunez

Oscar Nunez is best known for playing Oscar Martinez on NBC's "The Office." He has won an Emmy, two SAG Awards, an ALMA Award, a TV Land Award and an Impact Award from the National Hispanic Media Coalition for the role. Oscar is also recognized for his large supporting role in th... 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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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 27, 2018 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street San Francisco, CA 94110

10:00pm

UCB East (Women & Men) vs. UCB West (The Dragons): Harold Competition (SOLD OUT)

It's Upright Citizens Brigade East vs. West! Watch as two of the best of their respective theaters battle it out in Harold competition, judged by founding UCB members Matt Besser, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh! Reppin' the left coast is The Dragons, and the east coast is Women & Men. Don't miss this chance to see two of the best go head to head! $20
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Performers
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Matt Besser

Raised a proud Razorback in Little Rock, Arkansas, Matt Besser attended Amherst College where he learned how to collect CDs. After graduating, Matt toured the Midwest doing stand-up, while taking improvisation direction from Del Close at Chicago’s Improv Olympic Theater. In Chicago in 1991, he became a founding member of the sketch group “Upright Citizens Brigade,” and with them he has performed and written stage productions including “Virtual Reality”, “Conference on the Future of Happiness”, “Thunderball”, “Bucket of Truth”, “Big Dirty Hands”, “Punch Your Friend in the Face”, “The Real Real World”, and “Saigon Suicide Squad” (winner of Best Sketch at 1996 U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen). He has directed stage productions including “Feature Feature”, “Immortal Combat”, “Sidecarrin’” (1998 U.S.C.A.F), and Todd Barry in “Icky” (2001 U.S.C.A.F). Besser’s one-man shows include: “How Much I Lied”, “May I Help You Dumbass?”, “Don’t Be A Dick”, and “RUhi?”. As a stand-up, he participated in the first USCAF. His most recent one-man show is called “Woo Pig Sooie!” and concerns his battles with God. As an improviser he was a member of Chicago’s “The Family” and is forever a member of “Asssscat” the longest running and greatest improv show in the history of the world.In 1996 the UCB moved to NYC and produced their sketch show “Upright Citizens Brigade” for three seasons (’98 – 2000) on Comedy Central. In fall of 2005 the UCB premiered their improv show “Asssscat: Improv” on Bravo. With the success of the TV show, the UCB opened their own comedy theater and improv school which operates two theaters in NYC, and one in LA. After the UCB TV show , Matt teamed up with Method Man... Read More →
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The Dragons

The Dragons are a veteran Harold team in its fourth year, currently performing on Monday nights at the UCB Franklin Theatre in Los Angeles. Team members include Dickie Copeland, Jacob Womack, Ronnie Adrian, Joel Jensen, Ryan Rosenberg, Ali Ghandour, Emily Durrett, and Jessica Jardine. Their combined credits include appearances on Key... Read More →
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Women & Men

Women & Men is a house improv team at the Upright Citizen Brigade Theater in New York. Formed in 2014, the team quickly became a favorite of Harold Night, UCB's weekly improv showcase. In 2017 they began headlining their own Saturday night show at UCB, Women & Men; Party Jumpin.' ... Read More →
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Ian Roberts

Ian Roberts is a founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade. Along with the other members of the UCB, he owns and operates the Upright Citizens Brigade’s theaters and training centers in New York and LA. As an actor, Ian has starred in Comedy Central’s "Upright Citizens... Read More →
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Matt Walsh

Matt Walsh is a founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade where he continues to perform and teach today. Credits for Walsh include starring in Comedy Central’s critically acclaimed Dog Bites Man, acting as a correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart from 2001-2002, and regular appearances in MTV’s Human Giant. He has appeared in such movies as Semi-Pro, Old School, Bad Santa, Road Trip, and Elf. He also wrote and starred in the cult indie-comedy Martin... Read More →



Saturday January 27, 2018 10:00pm - 11:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street San Francisco, CA 94102

10:00pm

Standup Spotlight: Andres du Bouchet & Brooke Van Poppelen
An Emmy-nominated television writer, Andres is currently writing for and frequently appearing on Conan, TBS’ primetime talk show. He has also appeared on Bob’s Burgers, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Jonah Ray’s Hidden America. In addition, he frequently performs stand-up comedy in Los Angeles, where he currently resides. His unique characters, monologues, sketches, and absurdist style make him hard to miss, as do his loudness and size. Follow Andres on Twitter: @dubouchet Listen to Andres’ albums on iTunes.Brooke Van Poppelen is a NYC based comic, actress, writer, and host of Hack My Life on truTV and Season Three starts airing in January 2017! Brooke has appeared on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, @Midnightand John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show on Comedy Central, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS, IFC’s Comedy Drop and Night Train hosted by Wyatt Cenac for NBC’s See So. She has appeared as a guest on ABC’s The View and Dr. Oz and also as a talking head & panelist on multiple MTV, truTV & vh1 shows. Brooke worked as a writer & producer for several seasons of Girl Code and Guy Code and many other MTV shows. Her first comedy album, Hard Feelings was released by Sure Thing ATX in October and hit #1 on iTunes. Brooke can be seen in the web series Seeing Other People which she co-wrote and co-stars in with Giulia Rozzi. The six episode web series has been gathering attention from the likes of IFC.com, Glamour, & Laugh Spin. Brooke’s stand up comedy has been praised by Splitsider, Esquire, and Brightest Young Things. She was recently selected for the Headliners Showcase as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and has also performed at The Bentzen Ball, Riot Fest LA, SXSW, The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival and Bridgetown and returned to SXSW 2016 as host of the Interactive Awards Ceremony. In NYC & LA she performs at UCB on shows like Whiplash or Fresh Out! In Brooklyn she can be seen at Union Hall — a lot — especially on her show Comfort Zone which she hosts with singer songwriter Julian Velard. Prior to NYC she performed and trained in Chicago at IO, The Second City, and The Playground Theater. Brooke hails from the Detroit suburbs and loves coney dogs. $22

Performers
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Andres Du Bouchet

An Emmy-nominated television writer, Andres is currently writing for and frequently appearing on Conan, TBS’ primetime talk show. He has also appeared on Bob’s Burgers, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Jonah Ray’s Hidden America. In addition, he frequently performs stand-up comedy i... Read More →
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Brooke Van Poppelen

Brooke Van Poppelen is a NYC based comic, actress, writer, and host of Hack My Life on truTV and Season Three starts airing in January 2017! Brooke has appeared on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, @Midnight and John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show on Comedy Central, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS, IFC’s Comedy Drop and Night Train hosted by Wyatt Cenac for NBC’s See So. She has appeared as a guest on ABC’s The View and Dr. Oz and also as a talking head... Read More →
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Jim Tews

Comedian and writer Jim Tews is the creator of the New York Times Bestseller “Felines of New York.” He made his stand-up television debut on Last Comic Standing and was featured in an episode of Louie. Previously he was one of 2011’s New Faces at Just For Laughs Montreal an... Read More →



Saturday January 27, 2018 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Doc's Lab 124 Columbus Avenue San Francisco, CA 94133

10:30pm

Dead Kevin
Dead Kevin is the sketch comedy group made up of New England natives Ahmed Bharoocha, Ryan O'Flanagan and Jack Robichaud. The guys all met while doing stand up in the Los Angeles comedy scene, and quickly bonded over what big losers they all were. In 2011 they formed the sketch group Dead Kevin and release a sketch every Monday for 3 years. Their sketch "Sick Day" was picked up and featured on Tosh.0. Comedy Central then hired them to produce a web series. In 2013 LA weekly named them top 12 comedy acts to watch. Funny or Die and Samsung also hired them to produce sketches. Individually members of the group have appeared on "New Girl," "Adam Devine's House Party," "Last Call with Carson Daly," "Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy festival," "EpicLloyd" and stand up comedy shows all over the country. Most recently Dead Kevin aired their series finale with sketch #151. With an opening improv set from Mission Improvable: 4 Old Guys. $22

Performers
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Ahmed Bharoocha

Ahmed Bharoocha is a stand-up comedian, actor, and member of the sketch comedy group, Dead Kevin. Ahmed released his first Comedy Central Half Hour Special in 2016 and performed stand-up on TBS’ "Conan," Comedy Central’s "Adam Devine’s House Party," and at Montreal's Just F... Read More →
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Mission Improvable: Four Old Guys

These guys have studied improv all over from Improv Olympic, to Second City and Annoyance theaters, they were one of the longest running house teams at IO under the direction of Liz Allen.  Currently Aaron, Lloyd and Sean live in Los Angeles and oversee Mission Improvable’s Westside Comedy theater, while working on individual film and TV projects... Read More →
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Ryan O'Flanagan

RYAN O’FLANAGAN is a comedian, actor, and writer who can be seen in the new Netflix Original Series "American Vandal" as well as in Comedy Central’s “Corporate.” In 2017, Ryan partnered with Funny Or Die to produce his popular ‘Overly Excited Tourist’ web series. His... Read More →
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Jack Robichaud

Jack Robichaud is a Los Angeles based stand-up comedian and writer. He was a New Face at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal in 2014 and won the Westside Stand-Up Showdown in 2012. He's also a member of the sketch group "Dead Kevin" which was featured as one of LA Weekly's T... Read More →



Saturday January 27, 2018 10:30pm - 11:55pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street San Francisco, CA 94111

10:30pm

Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction
Bryan Cook hosts the live show and podcast that holds the esteemed honor of being the internet’s #1 most trusted source for Muppet boners and horny loners. Comedians compete writing and performing Erotic Fan Fiction pieces, based upon their whims or audience suggestion.Rolling Stone listed the show as one of its “Best Comedy Podcasts Right Now,” calling it “foul, outrageous… and compelling” with jokes that “transcend porn mechanics to become a titillating delight.”Come see why Laughspin.Com said CEFF "might be one of my favorite comedy shows I’ve ever taken in. Period." $25

Performers
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Aisling Bea

Aisling Bea is an award winning Irish stand-up, actress and writer and is one of the biggest female TV comedians in the UK. She is the co-host on long running hit British panel show, 8 Out of 10 Cats with Jimmy Carr and regularly appears on most comedy TV shows in the UK like Qi... Read More →
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Bryan Cook

Bryan Cook is the host and creator of the live show and podcast Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction, presented every month at the esteemed Nerdmelt Theater in LA, as well as all over the US. He was featured in the comedy special Dancing Around the Shit Fire with Kyle Kinane, and has p... Read More →
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Solomon Georgio

Solomon Georgio burst out of the Seattle comedy scene with his own brand of indignant irreverence. He flawlessly intertwines biting social commentary with stories of his life as an openly gay African immigrant. He is a finalist of NBC’s "Stand Up for Diversity," a regular performer at the Bumbershoot Music... Read More →
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Matt Ingebretson

MATT INGEBRETSON co-wrote, Executive Produces & stars in the upcoming Comedy Central show Corporate, which premieres January 17th at 10pm. Matt is also a standup comedian and was voted Comedy Central’s Comics To Watch in 2014. He also hosts the weekly LA-based comedy show Good... Read More →
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Janelle James

Janelle is a Caribbean-born comedian and writer. Being named a 2016 New Face for the world renowned Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, Janelle is preparing to light the comedy world on fire. Her unique perspective is a commentary on everything from family life, raunchy... Read More →
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Zainab Johnson

Zainab Johnson, a stand-up comedian, actress and writer, is quickly being propelled as one of the most unique and engaging performers on stage and screen.  Zainab’s comedy is based on her unique point-of-view, which was shaped growing up in Harlem as one of thirteen siblings in a Muslim family. After getting a degree in math and taking a job as a teacher, she quickly learned that she had a different calling. Zainab can most recently seen in her breakout appearance on HBO’s All Def Comedy and has made appearances... 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 →
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Shane Torres

Shane Torres is a New York based standup comedian, writer, and actor originally from Fort Worth,TX. Having made his late night debut on Conan in 2016, you may have also seen him on Last ComicStanding or on IFC’s Comedy Bang Bang. He was featured at the Montreal Just For Laugh... Read More →
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Nick Youssef

Nick Youssef is a Los Angeles-based comedian, writer, actor and host of The Nick America podcast. Nick's comedy has been seen on Hulu’s Coming to the Stage, NBCs Last Call with Carson Daly, Comedy Central’s @Midnight and Viceland’s ‘Funny How?’ In August of 2014, Nick's... Read More →



Saturday January 27, 2018 10:30pm - 11:55pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street San Francisco, CA 94133

10:30pm

Butterboy

Three chuckle monsters descend on the stage, clutching with them a horde of the freshest, silver-tongued comics and phone sex operators this city has to offer. Legends in their own right, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins combine forces to host the funniest and best show in Brooklyn! Accompanied by the musical stylings of DJ Donwill and the sensual silence of a rotating Idris Elba impersonator, you won't want to miss it. Plus, find out which parts of this blurb are bold, unapologetic lies! $30
Due to a scheduling conflict, Jo Firestone will not be appearing.

Performers
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Joel Kim Booster

Joel Kim Booster is a Chicago-bred, Los Angeles-based comedian and writer. As a comedian he has appeared on Conan, Comedy Central’s The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, This Is Not Happening and @midnight, Logo’s Comedy Cabaret and truTV’s Comedy Knockout. In 2017, Joel recorded a stand-up special for Comedy Central’s The Half-Hour, a full-length stand-up album called Model Minority and was listed as one of Esquire’s “10 Comedians to Watch.” Joel recently had the honor of making Forbes’ 2018 “30 Under 30” list in their Hollywood and Entertainment category spotlighting the next generation of talent, Vulture’s “20 Comedians You Should and Will Know” and TimeOut’s “L.A. Comedians to Watch in 2018.” His writing credits include Billy on the Street for truTV, the forthcoming Comedy Central series The Other... Read More →
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David Cross

Emmy Award winner and Grammy Award nominee David Cross is an inventive performer, writer, and producer on stage and screens both big and small.Named one of the Top 100 Stand-Up Comedians of All Time by Comedy Central, Cross last toured the world with “Make America Great Again!,” which took him across the United States, Canada, and Europe. The tour spawned a Netflix special which premiered in August 2016, and a Grammy-nominated CD of the same name. The set, which discussed then-Presidential candidate Donald Trump, gun control laws, and religion, was the comedian’s first standup tour in nearly six years. He had last toured in 2009 with a solo stand-up show in support of his New York Times Bestseller, I Drink for a Reason. That hugely successful comedy show was filmed at Boston's Wilbur Theater for a special, entitled “Bigger and Blackerer,” which premiered on EPIX in April 2010 before being released on CD and DVD by Sub Pop. His previous comedy special, "David Cross: The Pride is Back," aired on HBO in 1999, and was named one of the 25 best stand-up comedy specials and concert films of all time by ROLLING STONE in July 2015.Cross has released two other comedy albums – the Grammy Award- nominated, “Shut Up You Fucking Baby” and “It's Not Funny.” In 2003 he released the DVD, "Let America Laugh," a documentary film of his groundbreaking stand up tour of alternative, indie rock clubs.He recently wrapped production on “Bliss,” a new comedy for Sky in the UK. Serving as writer and director, Cross’s “Bliss” stars Stephen Mangan as a man who must find a way to balance his two separate families.Cross is currently in production on the Pentagon Papers film “The Papers,” helmed by Stephen Spielberg and co-starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep.Last year, IFC premiered the long-awaited third season of the comedy “Todd Margaret,” created by and starring Cross as an ill-equipped American who finds himself running the London sales office of the energy drink company for which he works. IFC aired six episodes over the span of two weeks. The original iteration, “The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret,” aired on IFC from 2010 to 2012.Cross reteamed with his “Mr. Show” collaborator and co-creator, Bob Odenkirk, to create “Mr. Show with Bob and David,” a four-episode revamp of the iconic sketch comedy series, which premiered November 2015 on Netflix.In September 2013, David Cross and Bob Odenkirk released the book, Hollywood Said No! Orphaned Film Scripts, Bastard Scenes, and Abandoned Darlings from the Creators of Mr. Show. Written with friend and fellow “Mr. Show” alum Brian Posehn, “Hollywood Said No!” is a collection of never-before-seen scripts, orphaned sketch ideas and reminiscences. In support of the book, Cross and Odenkirk embarked on a multi-city tour, performing their first official stand-up comedy shows together since their sold-out national tour in 2002.In 2014, Cross released the indie film Hits, which he wrote and directed. A black comedy about the nature of fame in the YouTube era, the film is set in a small town in upstate New York and stars Matt Walsh and Meredith Hagner. It first premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, and then helped raise funds for its theatrical distribution via a successful Kickstarter campaign. In addition to a traditional theatrical release, the film was also available to fans across the nation on BitTorrent, where they were able to pay what they wanted to view it.On the big screen, Cross has appeared in the independent features, Kill Your Darlings alongside Daniel Radcliffe and Michael C. Hall, and the dramedy It's a Disaster, opposite Julia Stiles and America Ferrera. Other film credits include Abel, Year One, Christopher Guest’s Waiting for Guffman, Men in Black and Men in Black II, Ghost World, Michel Gondry’s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Pitch Perfect 2, I’m Not There, and provided his vocal talents for several animated films, including Megamind, the Kung Fu Panda series and Curious George.On television, Cross reprised his beloved role as Dr. Tobias Fünke' on the fourth season of “Arrested Development” on Netflix, which will begin filming its long-awaited fifth season this summer. During its original critically acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning run on FOX, Cross was twice-nominated as part of the ensemble cast for a Screen Actors Guild Award. He will next be seen in the third season of Netflix’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” reprising his guest arc as lawyer Russ Snyder.Cross’s introduction to the TV scene came with "The Ben Stiller Show," where Cross honed his comedy writing skills and shared a 1993 Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program.The original “Mr. Show with Bob and David” received three Emmy Award nominations for both Writing and Music... Read More →
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DJ Donwill

Donwill is a Brooklyn based rapper who has parlayed his passion for music and writing into a wide array of opportunities. As a member of the rap group Tanya Morgan he has garnered critical acclaim with a string of impressive releases. As a solo act he has produced music for last... Read More →
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Maeve Higgins

A comedy star in her native Ireland, Maeve Higgins has performed all over the world, including in Edinburgh, Melbourne and, most recently, Erbil. Now based in New York, she’s made a name for herself there too. In a good way! She co-hosts Neil deGrasse Tyson’sStarTalk on Natio... Read More →
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Aparna Nancherla

Aparna Nancherla first started doing comedy in her hometown of Washington D.C. and now resides in New York City. In 2016, she was featured in Elle’s Women in Comedy Issue as one of the most exciting new voices to hit the comedy scene.Nancherla can be seen in Netflix’s Master... Read More →
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Jacqueline Novak

In 2016, Jacqueline made her network debut on The Late Late Show with James Corden, shot The Half Hour special for Comedy Central, and released her first book HOW TO WEEP IN PUBLIC: Feeble Offerings on Depression from One Who Knows. Jacqueline was named a 2015 Comedy Central Comi... Read More →



Saturday January 27, 2018 10:30pm - 11:55pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St. San Francisco, CA 94114

10:30pm

Cool Thanks

Long-time friends and current-day neighbors, Janine Brito (Totally Biased) and Dave Thomason (Adam Devine's House Party) along with John Michael Bond (Flophouse) bring you a showcase of the best stand-up comedy. Usually set in the UCB Sunset's cozy Inner Sanctum, Cool Thanks features both up-and-comers and seasoned pros, sketch video premieres, and an exuberant love of Dave's dog Rocko. $22
Due to a change in her schedule, Michelle Biloon will no longer be appearing. Brett Davis has been added

Performers
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John Michael Bond

Originally from Chattanooga, TN, John-Michael Bond honed his craft as part of the nationally recognized Atlanta, GA comedy scene. Creative Loafing magazine described his comedy as covering, “the arduous yet worthwhile pursuit of love, rationalizing vices with how they impact re... Read More →
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Janine Brito

Janine Brito is a stand-up comic best known for being a writer/performer and on-air correspondent on the FX series, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, produced by Chris Rock. She's also half Cuban, half Icelandic, and all lesbian. Janine started doing standup comedy in St. Louis... Read More →
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Drennon Davis

From his elaborate characters and sketches, to his provocative songs and animation, Drennon has made a name for himself as one of the most innovative minds in today’s comedy scene. His live performances of the Imaginary Radio Program combine live music and beat-boxing with one-man sketches into a show that the Los Angeles Comedy Bureau writes "not only lives up to its name, but exceeds expectation in what you could possibly think it is." Drennon recently appeared on TBS’s "Conan," and has previously appeared on Comedy Central's "Adam Devine's House Party," NBC's "Last Call" and was a semifinalist on "Last Comic Standing." His animated show "The Long Legs" can be seen on MTV's "Liquid Television." He was featured in LA Weekly's Top 10 Comedy Acts to Watch in 2014 and 2015 Best Comedy Duo (with Karen Kilgariff), as well as Splitsider's Top 10 Up... Read More →
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Brett Davis

Brett Davis performs comedy under the guises of his many twisted characters, and on his public access variety show "The Special Without Brett Davis." He was the winner of the 2015 Andy Kaufman Award. He co-hosts the monthly extravaganza erroneously titled "The Macaulay Culkin Sho... Read More →
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Chris Garcia

Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, Chris Garcia started his comedy career in the San Francisco Bay Area where he was named “A Comic To Watch” by the San Jose Mercury News, “One of the 7 Funniest People in San Francisco” by 7×7 Magazine, and a “Rising Comedic Star” b... Read More →
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Dave Thomason

Dave Thomason is a comedian and writer based in Los Angeles. He has appeared on @midnight with Chris Hardwick and Adam Devine’s House Party on Comedy Central. He was one 2017’s “New Faces of Comedy” at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, and was recently named one o... Read More →



Saturday January 27, 2018 10:30pm - 11:55pm
Café du Nord 2174 Market St. San Francisco, CA 94114

11:00pm

Arcade Currency / Mona and Shara Do Improv / The Truce

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
Outta Towne is no longer able to appear at the festival. The Truce has been added.

Performers
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Arcade Currency

Arcade Currency is an all male, all black improv team who met at UCB in LA. With an unmistakable witty swagger, and love for giving each other a hard time, our goal is to bring you to your knees with laughter. Ya dig?
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Mona and Shara Do Improv

Mona and Shara are two improvisers, who became friends, then roommates, and then finally improv partners. This past summer, they developed a style that combines clowning, character, and storytelling on a 9-week cross country improv tour. They remained friends. Come and watch the... Read More →
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Blaire Postman

Blaire Postman is a high energy, storytelling stand up comic with no chill. Her unexpected material includes tales of living with recovering alcoholics and the history of Super Bowl half time shows.
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The Truce

The Truce is a Los Angeles based sketch comedy team. The Truce was formed in 2016 as a main stage house team at the famed iO West Theater where they currently performs on the 4th Sunday of every month. The Truce loves each other almost as much as they love sketch comedy. Their di... Read More →



Saturday January 27, 2018 11:00pm - Sunday January 28, 2018 12:30am
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St. San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Sunday, January 28
 

10:00am

Kevin McDonald Improv and Sketch Workshop (2 Day Workshop - Day 2 of 2)

Join Kevin McDonald of the Kids in the Hall as he brings his sold out workshop back to SF Sketchfest for a 5th year. Through this two-day, seven hour per-day intensive, Kevin will teach a small group of actors how to write comedy through performance and use improv as a writing tool. By the end of the workshop, you will be able to write sketches through improv.The workshop will warm up with improv games to help sharpen storytelling skills, and evolve until students are doing their own improvised scenes in small groups. You will then take these improvised scenes, work on them and make them into full comedy sketches. Kevin will go from group to group, helping and guiding with the "writing" of each scene. Each group will then have the opportunity to present their sketch. After getting notes, revising and presenting the scenes again, the workshop will end with the groups going off and actually finalizing their scenes. The now fully written scenes will be performed one last time for everyone. This workshop will improve your acting and writing skills, and will teach you how both skills work in unison to create great scenes and hilarious comedy. And if prompted, Kevin will tell lots of stories about the Kids in the Hall. NOTE: This workshop meets both Saturday 1/27 and Sunday 1/28, 10am-5pm. Ticket price includes both days.
$300

Performers
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Kevin McDonald

Comedian, actor, writer and director Kevin McDonald founded “The Kids in the Hall” with friend Dave Foley, after they met in Toronto at Second City, and the television series ran from 1988-1995. In the troupe's television series and stage shows, he portrays several popular recurring characters, such as the King of Empty Promises, Sir Simon Milligan, and Jerry Sizzler. McDonald went on to appear in a variety of films including Boy Meets Girl, Lilo... Read More →



Sunday January 28, 2018 10:00am - 5:00pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street San Francisco, CA 94102

11:00am

Mo Willems & Friends: Don't Let The Comedians Do Storytime! (SOLD OUT)
#1 NYTimes bestselling author and illustrator Mo Willems returns to Sketchfest with another stellar group of close personal acquaintances and comedy royalty to perform some of his best-loved books featuring The Pigeon, Elephant & Piggie, and Knuffle Bunny! Fun for all, it's a morning or laughs, drawing, a sneak-peek premier of an unpublished book, and Mo! $30
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Performers
avatar for Aisling Bea

Aisling Bea

Aisling Bea is an award winning Irish stand-up, actress and writer and is one of the biggest female TV comedians in the UK. She is the co-host on long running hit British panel show, 8 Out of 10 Cats with Jimmy Carr and regularly appears on most comedy TV shows in the UK like Qi... Read More →
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Rachel Dratch

Rachel Dratch was a cast member on "Saturday Night Live" for 7 years. Before that she was on the Mainstage of Second City Chicago for four years, where she wrote and performed with Adam McKay, Scott Adsit, and Tina Fey. She appeared in a bunch of TV shows, including "King of Quee... Read More →
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Thomas Lennon

THOMAS LENNON is a writer and actor from Oak Park, Illinois.  He attended the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, where he joined the influential sketch comedy group The State.  The State’s hit television series ran on MTV for three seasons and received an Ace Award nomination for best comedy series... Read More →
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Aparna Nancherla

Aparna Nancherla first started doing comedy in her hometown of Washington D.C. and now resides in New York City. In 2016, she was featured in Elle’s Women in Comedy Issue as one of the most exciting new voices to hit the comedy scene.Nancherla can be seen in Netflix’s Master... Read More →
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Oscar Nunez

Oscar Nunez is best known for playing Oscar Martinez on NBC's "The Office." He has won an Emmy, two SAG Awards, an ALMA Award, a TV Land Award and an Impact Award from the National Hispanic Media Coalition for the role. Oscar is also recognized for his large supporting role in th... Read More →
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David Wain

David Wain is the director of A Futile and Stupid Gesture, a biopic about National Lampoon founder Doug Kenney, which debuts on Netflix January 26, 2018.  Previously he directed and co-wrote the feature films Wet Hot American Summer, The Ten, Role Models, Wanderlust, and They Came Together.On television, he served as executive producer, writer, director and occasional guest star of the Emmy Award winning Adult Swim series "Childrens Hospital" as well as its spin-off "Newsreaders." He also was creator and co-star of four other... Read More →
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Matt Walsh

Matt Walsh is a founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade where he continues to perform and teach today. Credits for Walsh include starring in Comedy Central’s critically acclaimed Dog Bites Man, acting as a correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart from 2001-2002, and regular appearances in MTV’s Human Giant. He has appeared in such movies as Semi-Pro, Old School, Bad Santa, Road Trip, and Elf. He also wrote and starred in the cult indie-comedy Martin... Read More →
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Mo Willems

#1 NYTimes bestselling author and illustrator Mo Willems returns to Sketchfest with another stellar group of close personal acquaintances and comedy royalty to perform some of his best-loved books featuring The Pigeon, Elephant & Piggie, and Knuffle Bunny! Fun for all, it's a mor... Read More →



Sunday January 28, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre 609 Sutter Street San Francisco, CA 94102

1:00pm

CANCELED: Friends of Single People with Jo Firestone
Due to a scheduling change, this show has been canceled. Ticket holders have been contacted and automatically refunded. Please email any questions to boxoffice@sfsketchfest.com.
Friends of Single People is the only show where you get to speak on behalf of your single friends, onstage, in a live dating game. The bachelor, the bachelorettes -- everyone onstage is speaking on behalf of their single friends! No one knows who anyone is until the very end! If you can comfortably answer questions like "If you were an ice cream flavor, what would you be and why?" about your friend, then you are qualified to take part. Your single friends may cringe and remain as anonymous as they want in the crowd, unless you get them a match! Newly matched single people win two complimentary drinks which they must redeem immediately and together offstage. The New York Post calls Friends Of Single People "part roast, part game-show, part social experiment." Arrive early to register yourself and a friend. Open to all orientations. Out of every 100 couples matched, 5 couples manage to develop actual long term relationships. One couple just went on a trip to Paris and then moved in together. It's amazing and defies all odds. Hosted by Jo Firestone ("Broad City," "The Chris Gethard Show"). $20

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Jo Firestone

JO FIRESTONE is a New York-based comedian, actress, and writer. She has been hailed as one of the most unique voices in American comedy, hosting over 40 different formats of live performances including her popular PUNDERDOME 3000, NYC’s INNER BEAUTY PAGEANT, and her touring sho... Read More →



Sunday January 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street San Francisco, CA 94111

1:00pm

improv4humans with Matt Besser
Few names are as synonymous with improv as Matt Besser. Founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade and a regular performer in the world-famous show ASSSSCAT, Matt has brought his talents to the Earwolf network and returns for a live version at SF Sketchfest with a fully improvised podcast featuring the best improvisers in the universe. $25

Performers
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Matt Besser

Raised a proud Razorback in Little Rock, Arkansas, Matt Besser attended Amherst College where he learned how to collect CDs. After graduating, Matt toured the Midwest doing stand-up, while taking improvisation direction from Del Close at Chicago’s Improv Olympic Theater. In Chicago in 1991, he became a founding member of the sketch group “Upright Citizens Brigade,” and with them he has performed and written stage productions including “Virtual Reality”, “Conference on the Future of Happiness”, “Thunderball”, “Bucket of Truth”, “Big Dirty Hands”, “Punch Your Friend in the Face”, “The Real Real World”, and “Saigon Suicide Squad” (winner of Best Sketch at 1996 U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen). He has directed stage productions including “Feature Feature”, “Immortal Combat”, “Sidecarrin’” (1998 U.S.C.A.F), and Todd Barry in “Icky” (2001 U.S.C.A.F). Besser’s one-man shows include: “How Much I Lied”, “May I Help You Dumbass?”, “Don’t Be A Dick”, and “RUhi?”. As a stand-up, he participated in the first USCAF. His most recent one-man show is called “Woo Pig Sooie!” and concerns his battles with God. As an improviser he was a member of Chicago’s “The Family” and is forever a member of “Asssscat” the longest running and greatest improv show in the history of the world.In 1996 the UCB moved to NYC and produced their sketch show “Upright Citizens Brigade” for three seasons (’98 – 2000) on Comedy Central. In fall of 2005 the UCB premiered their improv show “Asssscat: Improv” on Bravo. With the success of the TV show, the UCB opened their own comedy theater and improv school which operates two theaters in NYC, and one in LA. After the UCB TV show , Matt teamed up with Method Man... Read More →
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Jon Gabrus

Jon Gabrus can next be seen in the indie “Fourth Man Out” and Hulu series “Real Hotwives of Las Vegas” He has previously appeared in HBO’s “Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight” alongside Ben Walker; as the character ‘Gabrus’ in the Film “Flock of Dudes;” as the... Read More →
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Jessica McKenna

Jessica was born in Richard Nixon's hometown, Yorba Linda, CA and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL -- that sweet John Hughes suburb of Chicago. She can be seen regularly performing at UCB with improv juggernaut, ASSSSCAT and the musical improv team Magic to Do. She has also toured and performed with ASSSSCAT at notable comedy festivals including SXSW and SF Sketchfest. Jessica starred in the 2016 Fox/Lonely Island sketch series, Party Over Here as well as the 2017 ABC pilot Jalen vs. Everybody (which aired on ESPN... Read More →
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Horatio Sanz

Horatio Sanz is an actor and a comedian. He made us laugh and think with characters such as Gobi the stoner and Jasper Hahn the perverted children’s cartoonist on "Saturday Night Live." You may have seen him in the Comedy Central series "Big Lake" with former SNL cast-mate Chri... Read More →



Sunday January 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street San Francisco, CA 94133

2:00pm

SF Sketchfest Tribute to Jane Lynch
SF Sketchfest is proud to pay tribute to the wit, wisdom, and musical prowess of the great Jane Lynch. She's probably best known as the villainous gym coach Sue Sylvester in "Glee," a role which earned her an Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award. Lynch has also won two Emmy Awards as the host of NBC's "Hollywood Game Night." But one could say it all began with a cereal commercial (Frosted Flakes) directed by Christopher Guest that led to roles in his films "Best in Show," "A Mighty Wind," and "For Your Consideration," and appearances in "The 40-Year-Old Virgin," "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby," "Wreck-It Ralph," and many more, including as one of the good doctors in "The Fugitive." She's been on shows, too (lots of shows), from "Arrested Development" to "Criminal Minds." She also hosted an episode of "Saturday Night Live," which was a kind of culmination of her early years spent at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company and Second City. SF Sketchfest is delighted to bring Jane to San Francisco to sit down for a public but intimate chat with three of her friends and colleagues, Ian Brennan, Michael Hitchcock and John Michael Higgins. $30

Performers
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Ian Brennan

Ian Brennan is Co-Creator and Executive Producer of  “Scream Queens” and “Glee,” which ran for six seasons on FOX and for which he is the recipient of two Golden Globe Awards. As an actor, he has performed at Playwrights' Horizons, the Vineyard Theatre and MCC Theatre in New York, as well as the Steppenwolf and Goodman Theatres in his hometown of Chicago. Ian performs weekly at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in LA as part of Harold Night with his team... Read More →
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John Michael Higgins

Michael Higgins is a double hyphenate: he’s sort-of well-known for being a member of the Christopher Guest “company,” starring in such films as "Best in Show" and "A Mighty Wind." But before becoming a disreputable light improvisational comedic actor he spent twenty years o... Read More →
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Michael Hitchcock

From his critically-acclaimed roles in film and television to his award-winning work as a writer and producer, Michael Hitchcock has earned a solid reputation in the entertainment industry.As an actor, Hitchcock is featured in two of 2011’s most popular films. He portrayed “D... Read More →
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Jane Lynch

Actress Jane Lynch was raised near Chicago and cut her theatrical teeth at The Second City and Steppenwolf Theatre.  Lynch is the two-time Emmy winning host of Hollywood Game Night and an Emmy and Golden Globe winner for her portrayal of Sue Sylvester on Glee. She will be seen this fall portraying Janet Reno in Manifesto. Additional television credits include Criminal Minds, The Good Fight, Portlandia, Angel From Hell, Party Down, Lovespring International, Two and a Half Men, and The L Word. Lynch’s film credits include Mascots, both Wreck It Ralph I and II, Afternoon Delight, The Three Stooges, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Talladega Nights, Julie... Read More →



4:00pm

Will You Accept This Rose?
Will You Accept This Rose? Podcast The Nerdist Network presents: The Bachelor super fans Arden Myrin (@Midnight, Shameless) and Erin Foley (Conan), along with Bachelor-obsessed celebrity guests discuss the latest The Bachelor episodes: tears, fantasy suites, and making sweet, sweet, love on the GREATEST COMEDY FRANCHISE OF ALL TIME- The Bachelor, Bachelorette, and Bachelor in Paradise. FANTASY! VICTORY! SUCCESS!! AMERICA!!! BONE ZONE!!! $25

Performers
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Rob Benedict

ROB BENEDICT is an actor best known for his roles in TV and films including “Supernatural” “Felicity” and the movie Waiting...He is perhaps best known as the prophet turned God, “Chuck Shurley” in the CW series, “Supernatural” in which he has recurred into its... Read More →
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Alex Bordyukov

Alex Bordyukov was one of the suitors on Rachel Lindsay’s season of "The Bachelorette." The purple tiger suit wearing, grandma lap dancing Russian Viking accountant was a hidden gem of the show and one of fan favorites. A huge fan of stand-up and sketch comedy, Alex is thrilled... Read More →
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Paget Brewster

Paget Brewster stars as Emily Prentiss on the wildly popular CBS show “Criminal Minds”. She also joined the cast of “Community” for season 6 on Yahoo as Greendale’s CFO Frankie Dart. She  plays the morphine-addicted matriarch Dodo on Comedy Central’s series “Another Period” and can be seen and heard as boozy medium Sadie Doyle in the long running stage show/podcast “The Thrilling Adventure Hour”.Brewster is also recognized for guest roles on “Friends”, “2 ½ Men,” “Law... Read More →
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Erin Foley

Erin Foley is an amazing comedic actress, comedian, and writer. Foley is the host of "Mixologist And A Movie" on Lifetime and is a cast member on season one of "How to Be A Grown-Up" on Tru Tv. As a seasoned comedian, she has her own "Comedy Central Presents," as well as having b... Read More →
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Steve Hytner

Steve Hytner has made an indelible impression on both the large and small screens…Combined with headlining comedy clubs nationally, and his many corporate shows, Steve is one of america’s best stand ups and most recognized character actors.Steve received critical acclaim for... Read More →
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Arden Myrin

Actress, writer and comedian Arden Myrin became a new cast member on Showtime’sShameless Season 7, and will be on the upcoming Netflix series Insatiable. She recentlyappeared in the world premiere of Steve Martin’s new play Meteor Shower. As a comedian Arden headlines in clubs and festivals across the country and co-hosts a comedy... Read More →



Sunday January 28, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street San Francisco, CA 94133

4:00pm

IFC Comedy Showcase featuring Fred Armisen and Friends (SOLD OUT)

In this special showcase presented by IFC & Jolly Rancher, Fred Armisen returns to SF Sketchfest to headline a show that will also spotlight some of the most exciting and diverse up-and-coming standup comedians! $25
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.









Performers
avatar for Marcus Coleman

Marcus Coleman

Originally hailing from St. Louis (a fact he can’t stop bringing up) Marcus Coleman was named of Portland’s “Geniuses of Comedy” by the Portland Mercury.A laid back shit-talker with a smile, he’s been called a “bright new star” and praised for “sharp, smart jabs o... Read More →
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Samantha Ruddy

Samantha Ruddy is a comedian and writer who hails from outside Scranton, Pennsylvania, and makes a home now in Brooklyn, New York. She has performed at the Laugh Your Asheville Off Festival, Limestone Comedy Festival, and was a finalist in the 2015 Devil Cup. Samantha brings to t... Read More →
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Moses Storm

Moses is a talented writer/performer/comedian who was a finalist on NBC's LAST COMIC STANDING, and just shot the new TV series YOUTH & CONSEQUENCES for YouTube Red. He made his late night debut in Sept 2017 on CONAN, where he received a standing ovation after his performance. He... Read More →
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Jim Tews

Comedian and writer Jim Tews is the creator of the New York Times Bestseller “Felines of New York.” He made his stand-up television debut on Last Comic Standing and was featured in an episode of Louie. Previously he was one of 2011’s New Faces at Just For Laughs Montreal an... 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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Kate Willett

Kate Willett is a comedian, actress, and writer whose raunchy feminist storytelling is both smart and relatable. She was recently a correspondent for the JIM JEFFERIES SHOW at Politicon 2017. She’s been featured on Viceland’s FLOPHOUSE and her appearance on Comedy Central’s... Read More →



Sunday January 28, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St. San Francisco, CA 94114

5:30pm

Talking Simpsons Podcast

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 Favorite Family. Free


Sunday January 28, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
PianoFight Bar 144 Taylor Street San Francisco, CA 94102

7:00pm

Charles / The Great Difficulties / Hot Raw Fire

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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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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Charles

Seattle comedy duo Charles will take you down a wormhole of interwoven worlds. You might see two Glockenspiel clockmen debate the existence of freewill, or a pair of 19th century gentlemen play Jenga by mail. The show is intelligent without sacrificing accessibility, as Charles s... Read More →
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The Great Difficulties

Colin Mahan and Mike Spiegelman have been performing sketch comedy since the late Nineties. As The Fresh Robots, they have performed at the first and tenth annual San Francisco Sketch Comedy. As the Great Difficulties, they perform as a duo.
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Hot Raw Fire

HOT RAW FIRE is Montreal's premiere bunch of buds who just love rippin’ up some sketch comedy. Known for their use of live video on stage, PG-13 body horror, and intersectional mime-cycles, this quintet has delighted audiences across North America with the comedy of adult child... Read More →



Sunday January 28, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St. San Francisco, CA 94102

7:00pm

Corinne Fisher and Krystyna Hutchinson present: The Bridget Bishop Tour
CORINNE FISHER is a stand-up comedian, writer and actress originally from Union, NJ. She first made a splash with her debut one-woman show Corinne Fisher: I STALK YOU which had a successful run at The Peoples Improv Theater and was featured heavily in Time Out NY. Since then, she has been a regular on the stand-up scene playing anything from dive bars to world-famous comedy clubs like New York Comedy Club, Caroline's, Broadway Comedy Club, Comix, Laugh Boston, The Stress Factory & The World Famous Comedy Store in Hollywood. Corinne has been chosen to compete in the prestigious Boston Comedy Festival the past two years in a row, made her stand- up TV debut on FOX's LAUGHS in 2014, and had her show, THE COMEDIENNE PROJECT, co-created by Katie Hannigan and directed by Ted Alexandro, selected as part of The 2015 NYC Fringe Festival.Originally from Doylestown, Pennsylvania, KRYSTYNA HUTCHINSON has been a regular in the New York City comedy scene since graduating from Marymount Manhattan College with a BFA in Acting. In addition to performing stand-up nightly, she co-hosts and produces her hit variety show, GLAMOURPUSS, with fellow comedian Wendi Starling. Each month, they welcome the city’s top comedians, musicians, contortionists and side-show acts to perform in front of sold-out crowds at Zinc Jazz Bar in the West Village. Past notable acts include Lynne Koplitz, Mike Birbiglia and Artie Lange. Krystyna has written for Splitsider and Glamour Magazine and has been featured in an array of publications including Vogue, Elle, The Huffington Post, Esquire and Mother Jones with her comedy partner, Corinne Fisher, for their work on Guys We Fucked: The Anti Slut-Shaming Podcast. Krystyna has studied and performed improv and sketch comedy at The PIT and Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre and will be featured in the upcoming season of MASTER OF NONE, starring Aziz Ansari, on Netflix. $25

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Corinne Fisher

CORINNE FISHER is a stand-up comedian, writer and actress originally from Union, NJ. She first made a splash with her debut one-womanshow Corinne Fisher: I STALK YOU which had a successful run at The Peoples Improv Theater and was featured heavily in Time Out NY.Since then, she has been a regular on the stand-up scene playing anything from dive bars to world-famous comedy clubs like New YorkComedy Club, Caroline's, Broadway Comedy Club, Comix, Laugh Boston, The Stress Factory... Read More →
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Krystyna Hutchinson

Originally from Doylestown, Pennsylvania, KRYSTYNA HUTCHINSON has been a regular in the New York City comedy scene since graduating from Marymount Manhattan College with a BFA in Acting. In addition to performing stand-up nightly, she co-hosts and produces her hit variety show, G... Read More →



Sunday January 28, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street San Francisco, CA 94133

7:00pm

Live from the Alamo
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

Performers
avatar for Ahmed Abdelrahman

Ahmed Abdelrahman

Starting out in Humboldt County, Ahmed has been doing stand-up comedy for a couple of years. This is his fourth year as a stand-up comedian. at the end of 2015, Ahmed made the decision to move back to Bay Area in order to further his growth as a comedian. Since then, Ahmed has pe... 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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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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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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Sam Ike

Sam Ike is a comedian from Boston. His unique stage presence and observations have entertained audiences everywhere. He's appeared in the Rogue Island Comedy Festival, Accidental Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Festival and the Second City/NBC Universal Breakout Festival in Chicag... Read More →
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Dash Kwiatkowski

Dash Kwiatkowski is a chubby nerd. He's into comic books and jokes.He is currently the longest reigning Intercontinental Comedy Champion.Dash features at The Comedy Attic, Comedy on State, Dr. Grins, The Seattle Comedy Underground, and he is a regular at the SF Punch Line, The Sa... Read More →
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Kristee Ono

Kristee Ono loves burritos and is dying to tell you about it. A little dark, a little weird, relatively entertaining, she has been in the San Francisco comedy scene for 10 years gently introducing herself into your system a little bit at a time as not to overwhelm you.She is a me... Read More →
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Alex Rios

Alex Rios has been preforming stand up comedy for 5 years in Portland, OR and has traveled all over the west coast serving his oddball observations, sexually adventurous anecdotes, and tales from the kitchen. He has featured at Harvey's Comedy Club, Ventura Comedy Festival 2014, Idaho Laugh Fest 2015, Savage Henry Comedy Festival 2016. Rios hosts his own show at helium comedy club called loose cannons. Rios host two podcast called chumba... Read More →



7:30pm

Morzouksnick with Nick Kroll, Jason Mantzoukas and Seth Morris
Seth Morris, Jason Mantzoukas and Nick Kroll return to San Francisco for a night filled with stories, characters, improv and locally sourced, sustainable facial hair. With an opening set by Dopetown 3000.

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Dopetown 3000

Dopetown 3000 is non-stop hip hop comedy greatness—the future of rap comedy! Zora Bikangaga + Shaun Fisher + Greg Smith = DT3K
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Nick Kroll

Nick Kroll is an actor, writer and producer. He most recently co-created and voices numerous roles on the Netflix animated series "Big Mouth," which has been heralded by the Hollywood Reporter as "sweet, progressive and breathtakingly filthy.” He recently wrapped productions on... Read More →
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Jason Mantzoukas

Writer, actor, and producer Jason Mantzoukas is in high demand both on and off-screen due to his notorious improv style and impeccable comedic timing. On-screen, Jason can be seen opposite comedy giants Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler in the dysfunctional family comedy “The House,” directed by Andrew Cohen. “The House” was released by Warner Brothers onJune30t h . Jason’sroleinthefilmisthecatalystfortheentireplot–hischaracterdevisesaplanto build an underground casino to fund the college education of Ferrell and Poehler’s... Read More →
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Seth Morris

Seth Morris is an actor and writer what lives in LA. He's written for Funny Or Die, "Children's Hospital," "The Eric Andre Show" and "Kroll Show." He's acted in "Kroll Show," "Parks and Recreation," "Broad City" and "Comedy Bang Bang."



Sunday January 28, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm
The Nourse 275 Hayes Street San Francisco, CA 94102

7:30pm

Jeff Goldblum and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra
With film credits including "Jurassic Park," "Independence Day," "The Fly," "The Big Chill," "Igby Goes Down," "The Grand Budapest Hotel" and "Le Weekend;" theatre performances including "The Pillowman," "Speed the Plow" and "Domesticated;" and television appearances including “Portlandia” “Inside Amy Schumer” and “Will & Grace,” Jeff Goldblum now brings his jazz band, The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, with whom he performs regularly at Los Feliz's Rockwell Table and Stage, back to SF Sketchfest for the third year in a row. Goldblum will take your questions, ask you trivia questions, and play classic jazz.The evening will feature Goldblum on piano, John Storie on guitar, James King on tenor saxophone, Tim Emmons on bass and Kenny Elliott on drums. $55

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Jeff Goldblum

With film credits including "Jurassic Park," "Independence Day," "The Fly," "The Big Chill," "Igby Goes Down," "The Grand Budapest Hotel" and "Le Weekend;" theatre performances including "The Pillowman," "Speed the Plow" and "Domesticated;" and television appearances including “Portlandia” “Inside Amy Schumer” and “Will... Read More →



7:30pm

Best of Edinburgh International Showcase

SF Sketchfest presents some of the best International standup comedians for one night only. Catch these stars of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival while you can.








Aisling Bea is an award winning Irish stand-up, actress and writer and is one of the biggest female TV comedians in the UK. She is the co-host on long running hit British panel show, 8 Out of 10 Cats with Jimmy Carr and regularly appears on most comedy TV shows in the UK like Qi (BBC1/Netflix) with Stephen Fry, A League Of Their Own (Sky 1) with James Corden and The Jonathan Ross Show.








Often described as a unique voice in comedy, Josie Long is one of the most respected comedians of her generation.  She started stand-up at age 14 and soon after went on to win the BBC New Comedy Award. Josie has appeared on multiple TV and Radio shows, including the UK programs The News Quiz, Just A Minute, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, The Alternative Comedy Experience, Skins, 8 out of 10 Cats, Drunk History, Russell Howard’s Stand-Up Central, and Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls, as well as Australia’s Thank God You’re Here, and Comedy Central’s @midnight and Night Train with Wyatt Cenac and Hidden America for Seeso.








Scottish stand-up Daniel Sloss may just be 27 but he is a box-office-breaking alumni of the Edinburgh Festival, having already clocked up 10 consecutive sold-out Edinburgh seasons (with 10 different shows) and in the process becoming one of the festival’s biggest-ever live comedy acts. In addition to TV appearances including ‘Sunday Night at the London Palladium’, ‘Drunk History’, ‘Russell Howard's Good News’, ‘The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson’, ‘@Midnight’ and ‘Jimmy Carr’s Comedy Roast Battles’,  Sloss has also appeared on ‘Conan’ a record 7 times, co-created online 6-part series 'M.U.F.F', gave a ‘Tedx’ Talk & released a DVD (both whilst still aged 19), has won a few awards, and tours extensively each year including throughout 25 European countries, Australia and across the UK. He has twice performed solo shows at Montreal Just For Laughs and his US appearances include solo shows in LA, dates across the country and two solo off-Broadway seasons.








Phoebe Walsh debuted her first stand up show 'I'll Have What She's Having' at this years Edinburgh Fringe. She's written for various TV shows including C4's 'The Anna and Katy Show', E4's 'The Midnight Beast' and 'Popsludge.' and also writes for Vice, ELLE, ASOS and Time Out. She's acted and improvised in various TV shows including Daniel Simonsen's C4 Blaps, been a regular in BBC2's 'The Javone Prince Show' and most recently she stars in All4's Webscam.








Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and self-dubbed “The Lie-In King” Seann Walsh is “unquestionably the best observational comic of his generation (The Guardian). This dishevelled, fiery, animated, fiercely idol, millennial man child is one of best live comedians to have come out of the UK. Seann made his acting debut starring in Comedy Central’s sitcom Big Bad World, this was quickly followed up by the lead role in Monks (BBC One), he utilised his physical comedic abilities in Sky’s silent comedy, Three Kinds of Stupid, which led to him producing, writing and starring in his own silent comedy web-series The Drunk. He also wrote and starred in his own Sky short for Sky Arts and is now co-starring in Jack Dee’s brand-new sitcom Bad Move (ITV one). 








A comedy star in her native Ireland, Maeve Higgins has performed all over the world, including in Edinburgh, Melbourne and, most recently, Erbil. Now based in New York, she’s made a name for herself there too. In a good way! She co-hosts Neil deGrasse Tyson’sStarTalk on National Geographic and has appeared in Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer. Maeve hosts Butterboy, a live weekly show with Aparna Nancherla and Jo Firestone. Her podcast ‘Maeve in America’ launched in 2016 and quickly became a critical and commercial success. She writes regularly for The New York Times. Her new book of essays, 'Maeve in America', is due for publication by Penguin in August 2018. Her career began in 2005 when she reached the final of a national radio competition. She went on to star in three series of the most popular home-grown comedy show in Ireland ‘Naked Camera’. In 2009 she wrote and starred in her own TV series in 2009 ‘Maeve Higgins’ Fancy Vittles’. Her first book ‘We Have a Good Time, Don’t We?’ was nominated for an Irish Book Award and her second essay collection ‘Off You Go’ was published by Hachette in 2015. Live stand up is her first love and she continues to perform at lauded venues and prestigious festivals all over the world, including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the Kilkenny Cat Laughs, The Dublin Fringe Festival, the Kansas City Irish Festival and The Eugene Mirman Festival in New York.

















Performers
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Aisling Bea

Aisling Bea is an award winning Irish stand-up, actress and writer and is one of the biggest female TV comedians in the UK. She is the co-host on long running hit British panel show, 8 Out of 10 Cats with Jimmy Carr and regularly appears on most comedy TV shows in the UK like Qi... Read More →
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Maeve Higgins

A comedy star in her native Ireland, Maeve Higgins has performed all over the world, including in Edinburgh, Melbourne and, most recently, Erbil. Now based in New York, she’s made a name for herself there too. In a good way! She co-hosts Neil deGrasse Tyson’sStarTalk on Natio... Read More →
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Josie Long

Often described as a unique voice in comedy, Josie Long is one of the most respected comedians of her generation.  She started stand-up at age 14 and soon after went on to win the BBC New Comedy Award.Josie has appeared on multiple TV and Radio shows, including the UK programs The News Quiz, Just A Minute, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, The Alternative Comedy Experience, Skins, 8 out of 10 Cats, Drunk History, Russell Howard’s Stand-Up Central, and Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls, as well as... Read More →
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Daniel Sloss

Scottish stand-up Daniel Sloss may just be 27 but he is a box-office-breaking alumni of the Edinburgh Festival, having already clocked up 10 consecutive sold-out Edinburgh seasons (with 10 different shows) and in the process becoming one of the festival’s biggest-ever live comedy acts. In addition to TV appearances including... Read More →
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Seann Walsh

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and self-dubbed “The Lie-In King” Seann Walsh is “unquestionably the best observational comic of his generation (The Guardian). This dishevelled, fiery, animated, fiercely idol, millennial man child is one of best live comedians to have come o... Read More →
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Phoebe Walsh

Phoebe Walsh debuted her first stand up show 'I'll Have What She's Having' at this years Edinburgh Fringe. She's written for various TV shows including C4's 'The Anna and Katy Show', E4's 'The Midnight Beast' and 'Popsludge.' and also writes for Vice, ELLE, ASOS and Time Out. She... Read More →



Sunday January 28, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St. San Francisco, CA 94114

7:30pm

The Set Up
The Set Up features established comedians from around the country as well as local up-and-coming stars. Our goal is to provide a truly raw alternative experience. San Francisco is known for indulging and incubating the absurd whims, oddities, and genius of the freaks who call it home. Think Lenny Bruce, Robin Williams, Jefferson Airplane.The show is hosted by local favorites Richard Sarvate and Abhay Nadkarni. We feature established comedians from around the country as well as local up-and-coming stars. Our goal is to provide a truly raw alternative experience. San Francisco is known for indulging and incubating the absurd whims, oddities, and genius of the freaks who call it home. Think Lenny Bruce, Robin Williams, Jefferson Airplane. The show has been featured in Interrobang's list of Best Comedy Nights in America and was recently selected in San Francisco Magazine's list of Best of the Bay in 2017 $15

Performers
avatar for Eman El-Husseini

Eman El-Husseini

A Canadian, a Palestinian, a Muslim, and a lesbian walk into a bar … ladies and gentlemen, it’s just Eman El-Husseini. Yes, she’s all those catastrophic identities rolled into one — her life is a current event. From the Muslim ban to Palestinian rights and marriage equali... 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 →
avatar for Liz Greenwood

Liz Greenwood

Liz Greenwood is a stand-up comedian based in Chicago who is known for her one-liners and observational humor. In addition to performing all around Chicago, she has been part of the Women in Comedy Festival (Boston), SheDot Festival (Toronto), and LaughFest (Grand Rapids). When s... 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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Jake Mattera

Jake Mattera is a stand-up comedian and comedy writer. He has performed in sketches that have appeared on CONAN, He was a featured guest on The John DeBella Show on WMGK, and he has performed stunts and written parody songs for the popular Philadelphia morning radio program, “T... Read More →
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Abhay Nadkarni

Abhay Nadkarni- Standup comedy with seven years experience. Been in SF Sketchfest in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Abhay is a comedian/writer/producer that moved from South-India to South Central Los Angeles for grad school. Dodging bullets en-route to grad school armed him with plenty of... Read More →
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Richard Sarvate

Richard Sarvate is a stand up comedian who grew up in the Bay Area to parents of Indian immigrants. He spent 10 years working as a programmer before deciding to throw off the shackles of corporate life. Now he spends his nights on stage poking fun at his previous career. His joke... 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 →



Sunday January 28, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Doc's Lab 124 Columbus Avenue San Francisco, CA 94133

8:00pm

Off Book: The Improvised Musical (SOLD OUT)
It takes years for a Broadway musical to hit the stage, but on Off Book: The Improvised Musical, you get a brand new original musical every week! Each episode, Jessica McKenna, Zach Reino and a special guest or two create a new musical on the spot. With special guests John Michael Higgins and Arden Myrin, featuring keyboardist Jacob Russell-Snyder. $25
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Performers
avatar for John Michael Higgins

John Michael Higgins

Michael Higgins is a double hyphenate: he’s sort-of well-known for being a member of the Christopher Guest “company,” starring in such films as "Best in Show" and "A Mighty Wind." But before becoming a disreputable light improvisational comedic actor he spent twenty years o... Read More →
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Jessica McKenna

Jessica was born in Richard Nixon's hometown, Yorba Linda, CA and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL -- that sweet John Hughes suburb of Chicago. She can be seen regularly performing at UCB with improv juggernaut, ASSSSCAT and the musical improv team Magic to Do. She has also toured and performed with ASSSSCAT at notable comedy festivals including SXSW and SF Sketchfest. Jessica starred in the 2016 Fox/Lonely Island sketch series, Party Over Here as well as the 2017 ABC pilot Jalen vs. Everybody (which aired on ESPN... Read More →
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Arden Myrin

Actress, writer and comedian Arden Myrin became a new cast member on Showtime’sShameless Season 7, and will be on the upcoming Netflix series Insatiable. She recentlyappeared in the world premiere of Steve Martin’s new play Meteor Shower. As a comedian Arden headlines in clubs and festivals across the country and co-hosts a comedy... Read More →
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Zach Reino

Zach Reino is an Actor/Writer from the beautiful city of Santa Barbara, California. Zach is a member of the Harold team Cardinal Redbird, the UCB musical house team Magic To Do, The UCB Touring Company, the Quick and Funny Musicals company, Kid Grift, and the freestlye-rap improv... Read More →
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Jacob Russell-Snyder

Jacob Russell-Snyder is a musician and comedian originally from Oakland, California. Jacob studied improv at UCB in NY and LA as well as ImprovBoston. He has created improvised musicals with ImprovBoston, Bay Area Theater Sports (BATS), The Un-scripted Theater Co, the Boston Unsc... Read More →



Sunday January 28, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

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 Francisco? Do blondes have more fun? Why are people so stubborn? When do I get my jet pack? Magnets, how do they work? Plastic or paper? If you wonder it, they’ll drunksplain it. $15

Performers
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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 Allen Saakyan

Allen Saakyan

Allen Saakyan is a polymath, empath, and science communicator propelling unconventional concepts like world peace & sustainable colonization of planets and stars. He hosts and produces Eureka! science comedy shows, Worlds Fair future festivals, and The Simulation — his newest s... Read More →
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Robert Strong

Robert Strong has been crisscrossing the world since 1985 entertaining audiences large and small, young and old, formal and casual, and everything in between! Recently voted “San Francisco’s Funniest Prop Comedian," “The Bay Area’s Best Performer,” and "San Francisco's... Read More →



Sunday January 28, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street San Francisco, CA 94102

9:30pm

Corinne Fisher and Krystyna Hutchinson present: The Bridget Bishop Tour
CORINNE FISHER is a stand-up comedian, writer and actress originally from Union, NJ. She first made a splash with her debut one-woman show Corinne Fisher: I STALK YOU which had a successful run at The Peoples Improv Theater and was featured heavily in Time Out NY. Since then, she has been a regular on the stand-up scene playing anything from dive bars to world-famous comedy clubs like New York Comedy Club, Caroline's, Broadway Comedy Club, Comix, Laugh Boston, The Stress Factory & The World Famous Comedy Store in Hollywood. Corinne has been chosen to compete in the prestigious Boston Comedy Festival the past two years in a row, made her stand- up TV debut on FOX's LAUGHS in 2014, and had her show, THE COMEDIENNE PROJECT, co-created by Katie Hannigan and directed by Ted Alexandro, selected as part of The 2015 NYC Fringe Festival. Originally from Doylestown, Pennsylvania, KRYSTYNA HUTCHINSON has been a regular in the New York City comedy scene since graduating from Marymount Manhattan College with a BFA in Acting. In addition to performing stand-up nightly, she co-hosts and produces her hit variety show, GLAMOURPUSS, with fellow comedian Wendi Starling. Each month, they welcome the city’s top comedians, musicians, contortionists and side-show acts to perform in front of sold-out crowds at Zinc Jazz Bar in the West Village. Past notable acts include Lynne Koplitz, Mike Birbiglia and Artie Lange. Krystyna has written for Splitsider and Glamour Magazine and has been featured in an array of publications including Vogue, Elle, The Huffington Post, Esquire and Mother Jones with her comedy partner, Corinne Fisher, for their work on Guys We Fucked: The Anti Slut-Shaming Podcast. Krystyna has studied and performed improv and sketch comedy at The PIT and Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre and will be featured in the upcoming season of MASTER OF NONE, starring Aziz Ansari, on Netflix. $25

Performers
avatar for Corinne Fisher

Corinne Fisher

CORINNE FISHER is a stand-up comedian, writer and actress originally from Union, NJ. She first made a splash with her debut one-womanshow Corinne Fisher: I STALK YOU which had a successful run at The Peoples Improv Theater and was featured heavily in Time Out NY.Since then, she has been a regular on the stand-up scene playing anything from dive bars to world-famous comedy clubs like New YorkComedy Club, Caroline's, Broadway Comedy Club, Comix, Laugh Boston, The Stress Factory... Read More →
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Krystyna Hutchinson

Originally from Doylestown, Pennsylvania, KRYSTYNA HUTCHINSON has been a regular in the New York City comedy scene since graduating from Marymount Manhattan College with a BFA in Acting. In addition to performing stand-up nightly, she co-hosts and produces her hit variety show, G... Read More →



Sunday January 28, 2018 9:30pm - 11:00pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street San Francisco, CA 94133