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Friday, January 12
 

7:30pm

Brent Weinbach, with April Richardson and Luna Malbroux

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

Performers
avatar for Luna Malbroux

Luna Malbroux

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

April Richardson

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

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


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

8:00pm

Asian AF (SOLD OUT)

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

Performers
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Asian AF

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

Will Choi

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

Kim Cooper

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

Eugene Cordero

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

JR De Guzman

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

Dan Lee

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

Jiavani Linayao

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

Zac Oyama

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

Alex Song

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

Kathy Yamamoto

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

Kevin Yee

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



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

8:00pm

Maniac Bowl

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

Performers
avatar for Billy Anderson

Billy Anderson

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

Jesse Fernandez

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

Arthur Gaus

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

Allison Mick

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

Ashton Tate

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



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

8:00pm

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

Performers
avatar for Emily Van Dyke

Emily Van Dyke

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

Josh Fadem

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

Ramon Rivas II

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



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

9:00pm

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 Nick Aragon

Nick Aragon

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

Arjun Banerjee

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

Bethany Van Delft

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

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 →
avatar for Patrick Hastie

Patrick Hastie

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

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 →
avatar for Paco Romane

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 →
avatar for Ronn Vigh

Ronn Vigh

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



10:00pm

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




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

Performers
avatar for Ray Connolly

Ray Connolly

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

Matteo Lane

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

Emma Willmann

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



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

10:00pm

Todd Barry: 30th Anniversary Crowd Work Tour (SOLD OUT)

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

Performers
avatar for Todd Barry

Todd Barry

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

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



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

10:15pm

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

Performers
avatar for Emily Van Dyke

Emily Van Dyke

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

Josh Fadem

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

Ramon Rivas II

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



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

10:30pm

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


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


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


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

Performers
avatar for Michelle Buteau

Michelle Buteau

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

Janeane Garofalo

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

Dave Hill

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

April Richardson

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



Friday January 12, 2018 10:30pm - 11:55pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street San Francisco, CA 94133
 
Saturday, January 13
 

6:00pm

Asian AF (SOLD OUT)

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

Performers
avatar for Asian AF

Asian AF

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

Will Choi

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

Kim Cooper

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

7:00pm

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Gina Brillon & Dulcé Sloan
The SF Sketchfest Dozen: The Next Wave of Stand-Up Comedy StarsSF Sketchfest presents a pairing from a dozen hand-picked stand-up comedians on the rise: names you might not know now, but will be hearing a lot from soon. Actress, comedian, and writer Gina Brillon was born and raised in Bronx, New York. She’s been a standup comic since she was 17 years old. Her first one hour special, ‘Pacifically Speaking, was produced by Gabriel Iglesias and debuted on NuvoTV this past fall. Gina has a featured role in Gabriel Iglesias’ theatrical film, The Fluffy Movie. She's made appearances on E!’s Chelsea Lately, AXS’ Gotham Comedy Live, The View, and Late Night with Seth Meyers. Gina is the first Latina winner of NBC’s 2012 Stand up for Diversity Showcase. She is also an accomplished singer, published writer, and poet. Her pieces have appeared in the New York Post and Daily News among others. Gina is currently developing scripted content for Broadway Video’s new digital studio Mas Mejor with Horatio Sanz, as well as a scripted network pitch based around her life and comedy with Universal Cable Productions.Dulcé Sloan is the latest full-time correspondent to join Comedy Central’s “Best F#@king News Team” on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. This past year, Dulcé was just named by Rolling Stone as one of the 10 Comedians You Need To Know and was hailed by TimeoutLA as a 2017 Comedian to Watch. She has also been honored as the 2016 NBC Stand Up Showcase Winner, a Montreal Just For Laughs New Face and as a Comedian to Watch on The Steve Harvey Show. Dulcé is truly a unique emerging voice in the world of comedy. She offers a fresh and honest perspective that speaks truth to power and eviscerates the status quo. Most recently, she was cast in the FOX pilot “Type-A” opposite Eva Longoria and the Amy Poehler project “Dumb Prince” for NBC. She has also appeared on MTV’s “Acting Out,” Comedy Central’s @Midnight, Tru’s “Comedy Knockout,” made her stand-up debut on TBS’ Conan, and has made multiple appearances as a correspondent on “E! News Daily.” Her signature point-of-view and confidence drives her hilarious views on everything from her personal relationships to the absurdities of society. $24

Performers
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Gina Brillon

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

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

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



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

7:30pm

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

Performers
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Becky Braunstein

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

7:30pm

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




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




April Richardson is a stand-up comedian who grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, but now lives in Los Angeles. Okay, I'm going to end the third-person charade right there. Hi! I've written for and been a regular panelist on "Chelsea Lately," I co-hosted (along with Chris Fairbanks) a show called "Almost Genius" on TruTV for two seasons, I'm on Comedy Central's "@midnight" pretty often, and I'm on the road a lot as Chris Hardwick's feature act, as well as doing my own shows at comedy clubs and punk clubs all around our nation. I also created and hosted the (if I do say so myself, which feels weird) popular "Go Bayside" podcast, which ran for two years and critically deconstructed every episode of Saved by the Bell (yes, for real). I've also been told I make pretty good mixtapes. More can be found at aprilrichardson.com. I love Sketchfest and am psyched to be back!
$25 Co Presented by SF Comedy Day 

































Performers
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Laurie Kilmartin

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

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

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



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

8:00pm

Witch Taint: The Black Metal Dialogues

“Blackest metal and droll humor combine for nonstop laughs”
-The Austin Chronicle

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

“Shit got weird.”
-Metal Assault

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

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

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

You have been warned.
$22

Performers
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Phil Costello

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

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



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

9:15pm

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Gina Brillon & Dulcé Sloan
The SF Sketchfest Dozen: The Next Wave of Stand-Up Comedy StarsSF Sketchfest presents a pairing from a dozen hand-picked stand-up comedians on the rise: names you might not know now, but will be hearing a lot from soon. Actress, comedian, and writer Gina Brillon was born and raised in Bronx, New York. She’s been a standup comic since she was 17 years old. Her first one hour special, ‘Pacifically Speaking, was produced by Gabriel Iglesias and debuted on NuvoTV this past fall. Gina has a featured role in Gabriel Iglesias’ theatrical film, The Fluffy Movie. She's made appearances on E!’s Chelsea Lately, AXS’ Gotham Comedy Live, The View, and Late Night with Seth Meyers. Gina is the first Latina winner of NBC’s 2012 Stand up for Diversity Showcase. She is also an accomplished singer, published writer, and poet. Her pieces have appeared in the New York Post and Daily News among others. Gina is currently developing scripted content for Broadway Video’s new digital studio Mas Mejor with Horatio Sanz, as well as a scripted network pitch based around her life and comedy with Universal Cable Productions.Dulcé Sloan is the latest full-time correspondent to join Comedy Central’s “Best F#@king News Team” on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. This past year, Dulcé was just named by Rolling Stone as one of the 10 Comedians You Need To Know and was hailed by TimeoutLA as a 2017 Comedian to Watch. She has also been honored as the 2016 NBC Stand Up Showcase Winner, a Montreal Just For Laughs New Face and as a Comedian to Watch on The Steve Harvey Show. Dulcé is truly a unique emerging voice in the world of comedy. She offers a fresh and honest perspective that speaks truth to power and eviscerates the status quo. Most recently, she was cast in the FOX pilot “Type-A” opposite Eva Longoria and the Amy Poehler project “Dumb Prince” for NBC. She has also appeared on MTV’s “Acting Out,” Comedy Central’s @Midnight, Tru’s “Comedy Knockout,” made her stand-up debut on TBS’ Conan, and has made multiple appearances as a correspondent on “E! News Daily.” Her signature point-of-view and confidence drives her hilarious views on everything from her personal relationships to the absurdities of society. $24

Performers
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Gina Brillon

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

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

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



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

10:00pm

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
avatar for Fumi Abe

Fumi Abe

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

10:00pm

Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher (SOLD OUT)

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

Performers
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Rhea Butcher

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

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



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

10:00pm

Facial Recognition Comedy: A Desi Woman Showcase (SOLD OUT)

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

Performers
avatar for Zahra Ali

Zahra Ali

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

10:00pm

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

Performers
avatar for Harris Alterman

Harris Alterman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



10:30pm

Kiss My Ass... The Show

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

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

Performers
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Steve Agee

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

10:30pm

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

Performers
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Todd Barry

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

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

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

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

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

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



Saturday January 13, 2018 10:30pm - 11:55pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street San Francisco, CA 94133
 
Sunday, January 14
 

7:00pm

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

Performers
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Fumi Abe

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



7:30pm

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

Performers
avatar for Nathan Brannon

Nathan Brannon

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

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

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

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

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

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



Sunday January 14, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Doc's Lab 124 Columbus Avenue San Francisco, CA 94133
 
Tuesday, January 16
 

7:30pm

"Crashing" Live with Pete Holmes & Friends (SOLD OUT)
Join Pete Holmes and friends from HBO's "Crashing" for a night of standup and surprises. With special guest Jamie Lee. $32
Due to a change in schedule, Steve Agee will not be appearing.
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Performers
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Jamie Lee

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



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

8:00pm

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

Performers
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Krista Fatka

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

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



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

8:00pm

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

Performers
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Joey Avery

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

6:00pm

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

Performers
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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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Arjun Banerjee

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



7:30pm

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 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 →
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JB Ball

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

8:00pm

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

Performers
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Adrian McNair

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

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

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



Thursday January 18, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street San Francisco, CA 94111
 
Friday, January 19
 

7:30pm

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

Performers
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Maria Bamford

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

7:30pm

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

Performers
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Molly Fite

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

8:00pm

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

Performers
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Marcella Arguello

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

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

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



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

8:00pm

Super Serious Postmodern Dance Variety Hour

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

Performers
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Super Serious Postmodern Dance Variety Hour

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

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



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

8:00pm

Why Johan Miranda Should Be Deported / Adrian McNair

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

Performers
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Adrian McNair

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

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


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

9:00pm

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 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 →
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Joey Avery

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

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

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

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

JoAnn Schinderle

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

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

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



10:00pm

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

Performers
avatar for Shain Brenden

Shain Brenden

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

Nate Follen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

10:15pm

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

Performers
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Marcella Arguello

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

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

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



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

10:30pm

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

Performers
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Open Mike Eagle

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

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

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

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

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

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



Friday January 19, 2018 10:30pm - 11:55pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street San Francisco, CA 94133
 
Saturday, January 20
 

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

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 Emily Catalano

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 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

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 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 →
avatar for Joe Kwaczala

Joe Kwaczala

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

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 →
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Chris Gordon

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

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

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

Performers
avatar for Brian Altano

Brian Altano

Brian Altano is a senior features editor at IGN, hosting shows such as "Beyond" and "Up at Noon." He also co-hosts the popular podcast, "The Comedy Button."
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →



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

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 →
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Naomi Ekperigin

Naomi Ekperigin is a NY based Stand Up Comedian and Writer who is currently Co-Creating the "Untitled Jessica Williams Pilot" for Comedy Central. Naomi recently recorded her Comedy Central Half Hour Special. She was most recently a staff writer on Comedy Central’s "Broad City... Read More →
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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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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
 
Sunday, January 21
 

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 →
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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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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

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
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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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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

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
 

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 →
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Jesse Hett

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

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

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
avatar for Krista Fatka

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 →
avatar for Hayden Greif-Neill

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 →
avatar for Matt Gubser

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 →
avatar for Brooke Heinichen

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 →
avatar for Allison Mick

Allison Mick

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

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
 

7:30pm

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 →
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 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 →
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 Bob Rubin

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 →
avatar for Dave Thomason

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

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
avatar for Sean Donnelly

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 →
avatar for Samantha Ruddy

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 →
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 →



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

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. $25

Performers
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Brian Altano

Brian Altano is a senior features editor at IGN, hosting shows such as "Beyond" and "Up at Noon." He also co-hosts the popular podcast, "The Comedy Button."
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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

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

Performers
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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
avatar for Shanti Charan

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

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
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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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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 →



10:15pm

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
avatar for Shanti Charan

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

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
 
Saturday, January 27
 

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

4:20pm

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

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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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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 →
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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

7:00pm

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Jo Firestone & Josh Johnson
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. 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 show FRIENDS OF SINGLE PEOPLE. A current writer on THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JIMMY FALLON and a former writer for THE CHRIS GETHARD SHOW, JO can be seen in HBO’s HIGH MAINTENANCE and was featured in the JAKE AND AMIR pilot for TBS. Her half-hour special COMEDY CENTRAL STAND-UP PRESENTS: JO FIRESTONE premiered this September 2017. JO was named one of the New Faces of Comedy at the 2016 JFL Comedy Festival, and was one of Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch for 2015 and Rolling Stone’s Comedians You Should Know in Summer 2017. In June 2016, JO’s long-running NY live show PUNDERDOME 3000 was made into a card game published by Random House, and quickly became the #1 bestselling card game Amazon. Over the past year, JO has performed at Riot LA, The New York Comedy Festival, and Outside Lands and will be seen at this year’s Bonnaroo Festival and Colossal Clusterfest. 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. $24

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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 →
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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 →



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

7:30pm

Invite Them Up
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

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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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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 →
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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

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

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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

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

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Michelle Biloon

Michelle Biloon is a standup comic straight outta Philly by way of Los Angeles by way of Austin. You may have heard her on the popular podcasts Comedy Bang Bang, 2 Dope Queens, Doug Loves Movies, or Never Not Funny. She's also appeared on Chelsea Lately, The Late Late Show with C... Read More →
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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 →



9:15pm

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Jo Firestone & Josh Johnson
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. 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 show FRIENDS OF SINGLE PEOPLE. A current writer on THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JIMMY FALLON and a former writer for THE CHRIS GETHARD SHOW, JO can be seen in HBO’s HIGH MAINTENANCE and was featured in the JAKE AND AMIR pilot for TBS. Her half-hour special COMEDY CENTRAL STAND-UP PRESENTS: JO FIRESTONE premiered this September 2017. JO was named one of the New Faces of Comedy at the 2016 JFL Comedy Festival, and was one of Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch for 2015 and Rolling Stone’s Comedians You Should Know in Summer 2017. In June 2016, JO’s long-running NY live show PUNDERDOME 3000 was made into a card game published by Random House, and quickly became the #1 bestselling card game Amazon. Over the past year, JO has performed at Riot LA, The New York Comedy Festival, and Outside Lands and will be seen at this year’s Bonnaroo Festival and Colossal Clusterfest. 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. $24

Performers
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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 →
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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 →



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

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

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, these three friends, Aparna Nancherla, Maeve Higgins and Jo Firestone 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

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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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 →
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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

Performers
avatar for Michelle Biloon

Michelle Biloon

Michelle Biloon is a standup comic straight outta Philly by way of Los Angeles by way of Austin. You may have heard her on the popular podcasts Comedy Bang Bang, 2 Dope Queens, Doug Loves Movies, or Never Not Funny. She's also appeared on Chelsea Lately, The Late Late Show with C... Read More →
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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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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
 
Sunday, January 28
 

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

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

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
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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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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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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

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

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