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Friday, January 12
 

7:30pm

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

Performers
avatar for Jonathan Coulton

Jonathan Coulton

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

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

Jane Harrison

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

Travis McElroy

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

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

Picture Show

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

Paul and Storm

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

Kirsten Vangsness

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



Friday January 12, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street San Francisco, CA 94133
 
Saturday, January 13
 

7:30pm

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

Performers
avatar for Ben Acker

Ben Acker

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

Jean Grae

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

Tony Hale

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

Travis McElroy

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

Paul and Storm

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

Kirsten Vangsness

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



Saturday January 13, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street San Francisco, CA 94110
 
Sunday, January 14
 

1:00pm

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

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

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

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

Performers
avatar for Steve Agee

Steve Agee

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

John DiMaggio

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

Mark Gagliardi

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

Jon Hamm

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

Justin Michael

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

Busy Philipps

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

Andy Richter

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

Paul F. Tompkins

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

Janet Varney

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



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

8:00pm

Kirsten Vangsness: Potential Space

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

Performers
avatar for Kirsten Vangsness

Kirsten Vangsness

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



Sunday January 14, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Friday, January 19
 

10:00pm

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

Performers
avatar for Scott Adsit

Scott Adsit

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

Deborah Baker Jr.

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

Ron Lynch

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

Nate Mooney

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

Janet Varney

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



Friday January 19, 2018 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre 609 Sutter Street San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Saturday, January 20
 

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
avatar for Chardonnay

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 →
avatar for Scott Thompson

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 →
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 →
avatar for Steve Lemme

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 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
avatar for Peter Asher

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 →
avatar for Barry Bostwick

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 →
avatar for Lucy Davis

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 Gina Gershon

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 →
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 Eugene Pack

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 →
avatar for Dayle Reyfel

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 →
avatar for Fred Willard

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

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
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Jay Chandrasekhar

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

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

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

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

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



Saturday January 20, 2018 10:30pm - 11:55pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street San Francisco, CA 94133
 
Friday, January 26
 

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 →



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
 
Saturday, January 27
 

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