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Saturday, January 20
 

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 →
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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.
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
 
Tuesday, January 23
 

8:00pm

Bawdy Storytelling
Bawdy Storytelling at SF Sketchfest
"Top 5 Sex Podcasts" - Esquire.com
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"The Original Sex and Storytelling Series" - Playgirl
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“The Moth for Pervs” –  LA Weekly
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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
❤ "Man Haters" host Ash Fisher
❤ Storyteller, host, writer, producer and techie Dara Wilson
❤ 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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“Dixie De La Tour’s scandalous, over-the-top Bawdy Storytelling series” – SF Weekly
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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
Note: We are pleased to add Dara Wilson and Ash Fisher to this show. Due to a scheduling conflict, Reid Mihalko will not be appearing.  

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 →
avatar for Ash Fisher

Ash Fisher

Ash Fisher is a comedian, writer and actor. She is not a comedienne, an actress or a writeress. She co-hosts the popular Oakland comedy show "Man Haters," named Best Comedy Show by East Bay Express 2016 & 2017. She has performed in SF Sketchfest; won the Oakland Storytelling Show... Read More →
avatar for Matt Lieb

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 →
avatar for Zahra Noorbakhsh

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 →
avatar for Dixie De La Tour

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 →
avatar for Dara Wilson

Dara Wilson

Dara M Wilson is a storyteller, host, writer, producer and techie hailing from Oakland, California. Catch her talking the news and politics of social justice on the #TWiBPrime podcast, interviewing up and coming creators of color on her web series Next Big Thing with Courtney & D... Read More →



Tuesday January 23, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street San Francisco, CA 94111
 
Friday, January 26
 

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
 
Saturday, January 27
 

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. With musical director Marc Capelle and guest musician Allyson Baker. $25

Performers
avatar for Allyson Baker

Allyson Baker

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

Marc Capelle

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

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 →
avatar for Maeve Higgins

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 →
avatar for Arline Klatte

Arline Klatte

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

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 →
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 →
avatar for Mo Willems

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

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
Due to a change in his schedule, Matt Ingebretson is no longer appearing. Nicole Calasich has been added.

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 →
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 Bryan Cook

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 →
avatar for Solomon Georgio

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 →
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 →
avatar for Zainab Johnson

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 →
avatar for DJ Real

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 →
avatar for Shane Torres

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 →
avatar for Nick Youssef

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