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Thursday, January 17 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm
SF Sketchfest NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences

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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 stand-up from Jon Glaser ("Jon Glaser Loves Gear," "Delocated"), popular podcasts "Sawbones" with Justin and Sydney McElroy,  "Omnibus" with John Roderick and Ken Jennings, and "You Should Know This!" with Kevin Whittinghill and guest scientist Dr. George Engelmayr; a battle for who can pen the most wonderfully terrible science fiction literary passage in "Worst First Chapter" with Jonathan Coulton, Paul & Storm and more; and a packed stand-up stage with Arjun Banerjee, Becky Braunstein, Chase Brockett, Hanna Evensen, Nate Follen, Arthur Gaus, Ruby Gill, Pedro Gonzalez, Mike Hanford, Jesse Hett, Zorba Jevon Hughes, J.A.D.E., Conor Kellicut, Ben Kolina, Matt Lieb, Yogi Paliwal, Jazmyn W., and Salma Zaky. $12 CAS Members/$15 Non-Members, 21+

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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 "great and definitely funny enough" by his therapist. He has performed at SF Sketchfest and the Desi Comedy Fest.
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Arthur Gaus

Arthur Gaus is a standup comic 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. He tells locally sourced, small-batch, fair-trade certified jokes about both the light stuff (Walgreens is wacky... Read More →
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Becky Braunstein

To the probable surprise of everyone she went to high school with, Becky Braunstein was recently featured in Teen Vogue, in an article insisting that each one of her life experiences "deserves [its] own television show". Called a “comedy tsunami”, an “audience favorite”, and... 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 A's games. 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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Chase Brockett

Chase Brockett grew up in Bakersfield, CA, where being tiny and asthmatic forced him to become funny. After growing taller and ditching his inhaler, he moved to Southern California where he would begin performing all over the west coast. His comedy explores a variety of topics, such... Read More →
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Conor Kellicut

Conor wonders about the simple things in life. Why is his dog so happy? Why do we do the jobs we do? What is that smell? His Stand-up Comedy career started in San Francisco at the Legendary Holy City Zoo. He quickly became a regular at The Punchline and Cobb’s Comedy Club, then... Read More →
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Hanna Evensen

Hanna Evensen is a Swedish comedian and Harvard graduate who grew up in the Bay Area before starting her comedy career in Europe. Since returning to the States she has been taking the scene by storm, featuring at Cobbs Comedy Club, Punch Line SF and Tommy T's, among others. She is... Read More →
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Just Another Disabled Entertainer (or J.A.D.E.) is a cyborg who combines provocative thought with moving furniture. J.A.D.E. was manufactured in the Bay and has performed at many local showcases including “Tourette’s Without Regrets,” and “Man Haters.” She has performed... Read More →
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Jazmyn W

Jazmyn W is a stand up comedian who from Dallas, Texas. Her alternative point of view on relationships, black culture, and feminism are what set her apart and have caught the eye of comedy influencers.
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Jesse Hett

Jesse Hett is a stand-up 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... Read More →
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John Roderick

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

Jon Glaser is an actor and writer who created, starred in, and co-wrote the TV shows “Delocated,” “Neon Joe Werewolf Hunter”, and “Jon Glaser Loves Gear.” You may or may not recognize him as Councilman Jamm from “Parks and Recreation” or Laird from “Girls.” Other... Read More →
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Jonathan Coulton

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

Justin McElroy, eldest co-brother of "My Brother, My Brother and Me," has written about video games since he was 12, with work appearing in over 20 print and online outlets. Since 2007, he's worked at AOL's Joystiq, serving as reviews editor and podcast host/producer. He's won two... Read More →
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Ken Jennings

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

Kevin Whittinghill has performed at multiple comedy festivals and comedy clubs around the country. An SF-based comedian, he produces and hosts the popular science comedy show "You Should Know This!," the public radio spoof show "NPR-Rated Comedy," and "Better Luck Next Time," a storytelling... Read More →
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Matt Lieb

Matt Lieb is a comedian, writer, and actor. He was named one of the "2016 Best Comedians in the Bay Area" by SFist and has performed at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, SF Skecthfest, and the 10,000 Laughs Festival in Minneapolois. Matt's comedy has been featured on the "VICELAND... Read More →
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Mike Hanford

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

Nate Follen is a comic/writer based in San Francisco. His irreverently dark brand of humor has led him to win comedy competitions and perform with legends including Dana Gould and Dave Chappelle. He is trending upwards as his unique humor shocks growing audiences across the USA. Nate's... Read More →
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Paul Sabourin

Paul and Storm (Paul Sabourin and Greg “Storm” DiCostanzo) are known internationally and across the Internet for their original comedy music (often with a “nerd-ish” bent). In addition to their own live performances, they are co-founders of the geek-oriented variety show "w00tstock... Read More →
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Pedro Gonzalez

Pedro is a zero generation immigrant, which means he came to the U.S. with zero English and zero money. He wanted to make sure he’d be the first person to graduate college in his family, which is why he majored in Spanish. He won an award for rolling his R’s better than anybody... Read More →
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Ruby Gill

Ruby has performed at the Throckmorton Theatre, Desi Comedy Fest, and Outsourced Comedy Tour. Along with having the distinct pleasure of roasting "Saved By The Bell" star Dustin Diamond, Ruby currently produces "Local Talent," a monthly showcase at Milk Bar in the historic Haight-Ashbury... Read More →
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Salma Zaky

Salma Zaky is a student by day and stand-up comedian by night. Originally from the Bay Area, she moved to Los Angeles to attend college at UCLA, where she discovered her passion for stand-up. Ever since joining Shenanigans Comedy Club, she has been lucky enough to perform on campus... Read More →
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Storm DiCostanzo

Paul and Storm (Paul Sabourin and Greg “Storm” DiCostanzo) are known internationally and across the Internet for their original comedy music (often with a “nerd-ish” bent). In addition to their own live performances, they are co-founders of the geek-oriented variety show "w00tstock... Read More →
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Sydnee McElroy

Sydnee McElroy, MD is a Family Medicine Doctor, and co-hosts the podcasts Sawbones and Still Buffering. She is married to Justin McElroy.
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You Should Know This!

Serious ideas meet ridiculous comedy. Imagine a TedTalk combined with a game show as experts discuss cutting-edge ideas while comedians riff and the audience wins fun, silly prizes. Come out and celebrate being a nerd!
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Zorba Jevon Hughes

From Louisville, Kentucky.  20 plus years as a stand up comedian. Winner of multiple comedy contests including 2014 Killer Laugh Competition at Bunjo's Comedy Lounge, and 4-time Spice Monkey comedy champion. Soon to record his first CD "Bonnie's Baby Boy."

Thursday January 17, 2019 6:00pm - 10:00pm
California Academy of Sciences 55 Concourse Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118

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