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Thursday, January 10
 

7:30pm

SF Sketchfest Tribute: Margaret Cho, in conversation
SF Sketchfest pays tribute to trailblazing modern comedy icon and former Bay Area resident Margaret Cho with an onstage conversation and audience Q&A, moderated by Ben Fong-Torres.

Beginning with her early days as an up and coming stand-up comedian in San Francisco, Margaret Cho has always been the Agent Provocateur of entertainment. Never one to shy away from any topic, there is literally nothing off limits when it comes sharing her views on family, gay rights, politics, sexuality, bullying and oh-so-much more. Margaret’s socially aware, no-holds-barred type of comedy has made her both a thought leader and a tolerant teacher for those with open minds and open hearts.  An accomplished performer in all formats, Margaret has conquered the worlds of film, television, books, music and theatre. Having been nominated for five Grammy Awards and one Emmy, her comedy tours are a constant sell-out both here and abroad. She’s had two shows debut Off-Broadway ("I'm The One That I Want" and "The Sensuous Woman") and her last stand-up, "psyCHO," was filmed at the historic Gramercy Theatre in New York City.

The film and DVD releases of Margaret’s comedy shows have broken records as well, with "I'm The One That I Want" still holding the title for ‘Most Money Grossed Per Print’ for an independent film. Her other releases, which Cho fans collect and swap with zeal, include "Notorious C.H.O" (2001), "Assassin" (2005), (2003), "Beautiful" (2009), "Cho Dependent" (2011) and "psyCHO" (2015). Margaret has always been responsible for the distribution and sales of all her content via her own Clownery label, a move that was extremely forward thinking when she made it in 1999.

Margaret has also made an indelible mark in television, starting in 1994 with the trailblazing network comedy "All American Girl." This was followed by the first “reality sitcom,” "The Cho Show" on VH1, six seasons on the Lifetime series "Drop Dead Diva," one season of TLC’s late night show "All About SEX," a seat at the table as a special guest host of E!’s "Fashion Police" and an Emmy nod for Outstanding Guest Actress for her hilarious turn as Kim Jong II on "30 Rock." She recently developed "Highland," a dramedy for TNT about a woman fresh out of rehab who has to oversee her very needy, very dysfunctional, Korean-American family.

Her music career has been equally as successful. The acclaim her Grammy nominated "Cho Dependent" record received was earned, as Margaret took both vocal and instrument lessons to make sure she could keep up with guest performers such as Tegan & Sara, Grant Lee Phillips and Fiona Apple. Her follow up release, 2016’s "American Myth," would go on to earn her another Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album. With songs such as “Fat Pussy,” “I Want to Kill my Rapist,” and “Anna Nicole,” "American Myth," made with collaborator Garrison Starr, showcased Margaret’s first efforts as a composer. Margaret has described the album as a mixture of “Americana, Beatlemania & 90s riot grrrl.”

With so much success in her creative life, Margaret has never turned away from causes that are important to her. She is incredibly active in anti-racism, anti-bullying and gay rights campaigns, and has been recognized for her unwavering dedication over the years with many accolades and awards including the Victory Fund’s Leadership Award, the first-ever Best Comedy Performance Award at the 2007 Asian Excellence Awards, the First Amendment Award from the ACLU of Southern California, and the Intrepid Award from the National Organization for Women (NOW).

Earlier this year Margaret was named one of the 50 Best Stand-Up Comics by Rolling Stone magazine, which called her “the sort of funny, sex-positive feminist and LGBT activist younger comics continue to look up to.” No surprise then that Margaret continues to innovate. Her tour, "Fresh off the Bloat," launched in fall of 2018, is all about the politics of disgust and what is disgusting about politics. In other words, classic Margaret Cho. As she says, “It’s meta. It’s magical. It’s me.”
$35/$25, All Ages

Artists
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Ben Fong-Torres

Ben Fong-Torres is known primarily as an editor and writer at Rolling Stone, and was depicted as such in the movie ‘Almost Famous.’ But his interview subjects have also included Robin Williams, Steve Martin, Cheech & Chong, Billy Crystal, Ellen DeGeneres, Sam Kinison, Steve Allen... Read More →
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Margaret Cho

Beginning with her early days as an up and coming stand-up comedian in San Francisco, Margaret Cho has always been the Agent Provocateur of entertainment. Never one to shy away from any topic, there is literally nothing off limits when it comes sharing her views on family, gay rights... Read More →



Thursday January 10, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm

Brent Weinbach with Max & Nicky: A Very Weinbach Opening Night
Brent Weinbach's stand-up comedy is weird and stupid and visual and post-modern and random and other stuff. He also has a t-shirt with his name and his face on it.

Brent is a recipient of the Andy Kaufman Award, which recognizes innovation in stand-up comedy. He is also responsible for various internet video sensations such as "Gangster Party Line," "Mind Jack," "Man Gives Birth," 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," "Corporate," "Kroll Show," "Another Period"), Cartoon Network ("Adventure Time," "Clarence"), IFC ("Comedy Bang! Bang!," "Garfunkel and Oates"), ABC, and Adult Swim, and also toured with the Comedians of Comedy. His stand-up special "Appealing to the Mainstream" is on Amazon Prime.

"...obscenely, disturbingly brilliant." -L.A. Weekly

"...weird in the best way" -Time Out NY

"Name To Watch" -New York Magazine

"Weinbach's comedy is about poaching characters from real life and inhabiting them that you forget who you're watching onstage." -East Bay Express

"weird, scary, hilarious" -Time Out NY
$25 All Ages

Artists
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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... Read More →
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Max & Nicky

Max & Nicky are Max and Nicky Weinbach from Los Angeles, CA. After staging two very triumphant original musicals in 2013 (Nicky’s "Made in China" and Max’s "A Match Made in Hell") and many awesome 60s-style variety shows in San Francisco, the twins are still going strong with... Read More →



Thursday January 10, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

James Adomian
James Adomian is a comedian and actor well known for his standup, characters and impressions. As Bernie Sanders, James is one-half of "Trump Vs. Bernie," a comedy debate act that includes a memorable guest appearance on Comedy Central and two TV specials for Fusion, along with a live international tour in 2016. Adomian can be seen in David Cross’ feature directorial debut "Hits" and in feature films "Love After Love" and "Adventures of Drunky." He just wrapped filming on Christopher Morris’ film alongside Anna Kendrick. Adomian has guest starred on Comedy Central’s "@midnight," "The Meltdown," and "Drunk History" as well as Adult Swim's "Childrens Hospital" and IFC's "Comedy Bang Bang." Hosted by Andrew Michaan. $35/$25 ages 18+

Artists
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Andrew Michaan

Andrew Michaan is the only comedian / actor / writer in Los Angeles. He has performed regularly at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, the Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival, SF Sketchfest, and the Riot LA Comedy Festival. He grew up in the woods of Colorado, did some more growing up... Read More →
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James Adomian

James Adomian is a comedian and actor well known for his standup, characters and impressions. As Bernie Sanders, James is one-half of “Trump vs. Bernie,” a comedy debate act that includes a memorable guest appearance on Comedy Central and two TV specials for Fusion, along with... Read More →



Thursday January 10, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
 
Friday, January 11
 

7:00pm

Lady Garden, "Queer and Now" from Martini Ranch and The Get Brown

SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! $15, All Ages, All Ages

Artists
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"Queer and Now" from Martini Ranch

Martini Ranch is Austin's only all LGBTQIA-identifying sketch comedy troupe. Described by the Austin Chronicle as "a delight," their sketches range from emotionally gut-wrenching to explosively absurd. Whether addressing the difficulty of coming out to an aging Catholic abuelita or... Read More →
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Lady Garden

Lady Garden is a group of fragrant female flowers who use audience suggestions as seeds from which to grow hilarious improvised scenes and stories. Plucked fresh from teams who have appeared at the Del Close Marathon, SF Sketchfest, SFIF, The San Jose Improv Fest, and more, the ladies... Read More →
avatar for Nicole Conlan

Nicole Conlan

Nicole is a comic and writer from Denver by way of LA. She's been on the UCB teams Goodbye Handsome, Hot Bird, and Dino Mite, and she's one half of Stevedore Comedy. You might have seen her work on Snapchat's "Solve," "A Prairie Home Companion," "Funny or Die NewsFlash," Above Average... Read More →
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The Get Brown

“The Get Brown" are six comedians of Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi heritage: Shaan Baig, Kunal Dudheker, Skander Halim, Sai Lang, Kausar Mohammed, Saagar Shaikh. They are the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre’s first all-South Asian sketch comedy team to get a run of their... Read More →



Friday January 11, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St., San Francisco, CA 94102

7:00pm

Four Kids, One Dumb Night: Dave Foley, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney & Scott Thompson in conversation with author Paul Myers (“Kids in the Hall: One Dumb Guy”) PLUS a screening of "Brain Candy”
SF Sketchfest is delighted to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of The Kids in the Hall and the release of author Paul Myers’ new biography, “Kids in the Hall: One Dumb Guy.” Dave Foley, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney and Scott Thompson join Paul Myers for a conversation about this seminal group’s beginnings, followed by a screening of their beloved cult classic film "Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy,” and a special appearance by Guy in a Towel himself! $35/$25

Artists
avatar for Dave Foley

Dave Foley

Dave Foley was born and raised in Toronto where he attended alternative high schools. While there, he began writing stand-up comedy for a creative writing project. His interest in improv led him to comedy workshops, where he met and teamed with Kevin McDonald. They became “The Kids... Read More →
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Kevin McDonald

Comedian, actor, writer and director Kevin McDonald founded “The Kids in the Hall” with friend Dave Foley, after they met in Toronto at Second City, and the television series ran from 1988-1995. In the troupe's television series and stage shows, he portrays several popular recurring... Read More →
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Mark McKinney

Mark McKinney stars as Glenn, Cloud 9's kind but confused store manager, on NBC's hit comedy "Superstore."The Canadian-born McKinney has performed in, written and produced some of the most sophisticated and groundbreaking television in North America. He has worked with Lorne Michaels... Read More →
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Paul Myers

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

Well known to fans as a member of the sketch comedy troupe “The Kids in the Hall,” Scott Thompson is anything but your average comedic talent. After Lorne Michaels discovered them in the late eighties, “The Kids in the Hall” created a groundbreaking television series which... Read More →



Friday January 11, 2019 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

7:00pm

SF Sketchfest at The Speakeasy: An Immersive Comedy Experience featuring Janeane Garofalo with Jen Kirkman and Sabrina Jalees
SF Sketchfest and the creators of The Speakeasy are teaming up to host a never-before-seen immersive live comedy experience. Each evening will feature a different headliner performing an early and late set in the Mainstage Cabaret, while “choose-your-own-adventure” style experiences sprawl the full venue. Experience impromptu encounters and conversations with performers, work with comedians to craft the perfect joke, encounter strolling improvisers and magicians as you play blackjack, craps and roulette (for entertainment purposes only) in a vintage Casino, or get pulled into comedy sets performed just for you and your friends -- you might even try your own hand at stand-up with a classic karaoke-style Joke-e-oke routine.

Tonight’s show features stand-up and sketch comedy icon and actress Janeane Garofalo (“Wet Hot American Summer,” “The Ben Stiller Show,” “The Larry Sanders Show”) along with an all-women lineup of some of the funniest comedians on the scene. $125, ages 16+

Artists
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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,” “Steal... Read More →
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Jen Kirkman

Jen Kirkman is a stand-up comedian and the author of the New York Times bestseller, “I Can Barely Take Care of Myself”. Jen is currently a writer and regular round table guest on "Chelsea Lately." She also was one of the stars of the hit-spin-off ‘mockumentary’ show "After... Read More →
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Joke-e-oke

Joke-e-oke hosted by Harmon LeonJoke-e-oke is like karaoke but with classic stand up comedy material, where you – the audience get to be the stars in a three-round game show. Sign up and pick a classic comedy routine of one of your favorite comedians, and then the mic is yours... Read More →
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Sabrina Jalees

Sabrina is currently in a deal at WBTV where she is developing with Diablo Cody. She just sold her project "Hanging On" to FBC where she will write and star, with Diablo Cody executive producing through WBTV. Previously, she shot a quarter hour special for Netflix and was an Executive... Read More →



Friday January 11, 2019 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Speakeasy 644 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133

7:30pm

CANCELED: Best of Edinburgh International Spotlight: Wil Anderson, with Jena Friedman
Due to scheduling conflicts, this show has been canceled. Ticket holders will be contacted and automatically refunded.

Wil is a stand up first and foremost, touring Australia and the world at every opportunity, performing more than a hundred shows a year. His stand up is a densely written, high-speed ride through one of the most wonderful comedic imaginations in the world. Politics, pop and the banal come together in a Wil Anderson routine, always delivered with more conviction and enthusiasm than any man’s vocal chords can take. With an opening set by Jena Friedman.  $35/$25, ages 18+

Artists
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Jena Friedman

Jena Friedman is a stand up comedian, writer and filmmaker. She has worked as a field producer at "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and has written for "Late Show with David Letterman." Her critically acclaimed stand up special, "American Cunt," is now available on iTunes and her... Read More →
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Wil Anderson

Wil is a stand up first and foremost, touring Australia and the world at every opportunity, performing more than a hundred shows a year. His stand up is a densely written, high-speed ride through one of the most wonderful comedic imaginations in the world. Politics, pop and the banal... Read More →


Friday January 11, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

7:30pm

Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist
A big hit with critics and audiences, and following sold out runs in Los Angeles, New York, and Edinburgh Fringe, "Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist" is ready to make its eagerly-awaited San Francisco premiere.

"Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist" stars "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and Instagram celebrity Tom Lenk as Tilda Swinton, a modern day Mary Poppins who finds a depressed gay man on Craigslist and insists on studying and dissecting his life to research her next big movie role.

British Theatre hails: "5-Stars... Clear why it has become such a cult hit… Hilarious, unforgettable performance by Tom Lenk… Quirky comedy tour de force that keeps the audience in fits of laughter.”

Three Weeks Edinburgh says: "5-Stars... A gem of a show that’s downright hysterical, this must be seen to be believed.”

And actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt tweeted: "Hilarious, clever, uplifting... highly recommend."

Other critics say: "Mad comedy genius.” -Michael Urie ("Ugly Betty")
"Fame and celebrity is brilliantly explored.” -Broadway World NY
"Delightful, hilarious, and moving!" -Angela Kinsey ("The Office")
“Hysterical… Played to perfection by Tom Lenk.” -Broadway World LA
“Run to the theatre.” -Edge Media Network
"Hysterically and surprisingly cathartic." - FrontMezzJunkies.com
"Hilarious... unforgettable, delightful experience." -StageBuddy.com
"Damn funny... drunk on laughter... masterful at comedy." -LavenderAfterDark
"Tilda de force... hysterically absurd... grinning ear to ear." -BoyCulture.com

Written by Byron Lane ("Last Will & Testicle").
Directed by Tom DeTrinis ("Bright Colors and Bold Patterns").
Starring: Tom Lenk ("Buffy The Vampire Slayer," "Rock of Ages" on Broadway), Byron Lane ("Last Will & Testicle"), Jayne Entwistle ("Feud: Bette and Joan"), Mark Jude Sullivan ("Pan Am").

"Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist" was originally directed by Tom DeTrinis and presented at Celebration Theatre in Los Angeles in 2017 produced by Jay Marcus, Nathan Frizzell, Tom Lenk, and Tom DeTrinis. $25, All Ages 

Artists
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Byron Lane

Byron Lane  is a writer and actor whose play "Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad On Craigslist" is hailed as a "brilliant tour de force" by Broadway World. He also wrote and stars in "Last Will & Testicle," an award-winning web series called “fearless” by Cosmopolitan magazine about... Read More →
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Jayne Entwistle

Jayne Entwistle is an award-winning audiobook narrator and avid improviser. Entwistle created "Big City Improv," which entertained Bay Area audiences for the better part of ten years! She has swanned across screens both big and small in titles such as; "Feud: Bette & Joan," "The Good... Read More →
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Mark Jude Sullivan

Mark Jude Sullivan  is a regular in L.A. theatre. His stage credits include "Good Grief" (CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre), "Immediate Family" (CTG's Mark Taper Forum), "Casa Valentina" (Pasadena Playhouse), "Act One," "Amadeus," "The Whipping Man," "The Liar" and "Romeo and Juliet" (LA... Read More →
avatar for Tilda Swinton Answers An Ad On Craigslist

Tilda Swinton Answers An Ad On Craigslist

A big hit with critics and audiences, and following sold out runs in Los Angeles, New York, and Edinburgh Fringe, "Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist" is ready to make its eagerly-awaited San Francisco premiere."Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist" stars "Buffy the Vampire... Read More →
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Tom Detrinis

Tom Detrinis is so proud of the whole TILDA team and is grateful to everyone who has enjoyed far and wide! Recently on stage, Tom played David in "The SantaLand Diaries" at Virginia Stage Company and Lance in the Ovation Recommended "Die Mommie Die" at the Kirk Douglas Theater and... Read More →
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Tom Lenk

Tom Lenk's Film & TV credits include HBO's "Room 104," "American Housewife," "Transparent,” "Fresh Off The Boat," “Good Girls Revolt,” “I Like You Just The Way I am," “Episodes,” “Witches of East End,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “House M.D.,” “Psych,” "Angel... Read More →



Friday January 11, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:30pm

Throwing Shade with Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi
Called "the perfect combination of silly, intelligent, cynical and charming" by Entertainment Weekly and "well worth dialing up" by the New York Times tv critic,Throwing Shade Live is the boundary-pushing political comedy podcast and tv show hosted by Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi who bring their fresh takes on pop culture, women's rights, and LGBT rights live to the stage for an evening of hilarity and vulgarity. "Sorry Bill Maher, there has never been a raunchier or funnier current affairs program." - Fast Company $35/$25,

Artists
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Bryan Safi

Bryan is the co-host and co-creator of the "Throwing Shade" podcast, live show and TV show. As an actor, you’ve seen him on shows like "Modern Family," "The Big Bang Theory," "Superstore," and as Charlie in the Will Ferrell/Kristen Wiig Lifetime original movie opus "A Deadly Adoption... Read More →
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Erin Gibson

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



Friday January 11, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

7:30pm

Danny Franzese and The House of Glen Coco

You know Daniel Franzese from HBO’s "Looking," his viral YouTube videos and of course as the iconic Damien in the cult hit film "Mean Girls." But now the legendary father of The House Of Glen Coco has come to introduce you to his fabulous and hilarious friends. Danny Franzese and the House of Glen Coco is the funniest and sharpest queer stand up comedy show today! Hosted by comedy breakout Danny Franzese who will be showcasing his hilarious thoughts and life stories as his presents to you best in queer comedy stars! Starring New York darling Justin Sayre, the evangelical daddy Matt LeGrande, The fabulous sultry voiced Pete Zias, the midwestern fashion icon Tim Murray, and the gayest thing to come from mexico since the rainbow piñata Anthony Desamito. The squad is all here as Daniel chooses the best acts from his hit New York and Los Angeles queer stand up shows at Flappers Comedy Club,The Comedy Store and NYC’s Laurie Beechman Theater to bring SF Sketchfest the most shady and hilarious members of the Legendary House of Glen Coco. Do not miss this or you don’t even go here!

Show Lineup:
Pete Zias
Matt LeGrande
Anthony Desamito
Justin Sayre
Tim Murray
This is a partially seated show—arrive early for a seat. $25, 21+

Artists
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Anthony Desamito

Anthony Desamito is an 8-year stand-up comedian, he has been seen on Comedy Dynamics' "OUT on Stage," FOX's "Laughs" and the CW. He has been heard on "The Doug Stanhope Podcast" and "Mortified" and has been featured on The Advocate, Out Magazine, Inverse and mentioned in the Daily... Read More →
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Daniel Franzese

Get ready for a side splitting Stand Up Comedy Show Starring Daniel Franzese! You know him from starring in TV shows like HBO's "Looking", Freeform's "Recovery Road", ABC's "Conviction" and movies like "Bully", "I Spit On Your Grave" and of course when he stole our hearts as the lovable... Read More →
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Justin Sayre

Justin Sayre is a writer and performer who Michael Musto called, “Oscar Wilde meets Whoopi Goldberg.” Sayre has been a fixture of the Downtown Cabaret Scene in New York, first with their long running monthly show, "The Meeting of the The International Order of Sodomites," Bistro... Read More →
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Matt LeGrande

Matt LeGrande is a Los Angeles based stand-up comedian and writer. Born and raised in an evangelical missionary community in Indonesia he enjoys exploring the taboo topics of religion and sex and what it is like to be a young queer person. You can see him perform on the 3rd Friday... Read More →
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Pete Zias

Pete Zias is an alum of The Groundlings Sunday Company and The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. His web series “Friday Night with Crystal” and “I Remember You” can be viewed on his YouTube channel “The Pete Zias Show”.Pete has written for Joan Rivers' "Fashion Police... Read More →
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Tim Murray

Tim Murray is a comedian, actor and writer. He originated a role Off-Broadway in the New York Times’ Critics Pick "50 Shades the Musical!" Tim can be seen in the new movie "Hooked" available on iTunes. Regional credits include: Pennsylvania Shakespeare, Texas Shakespeare, NYFringe... Read More →



Friday January 11, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94114

7:30pm

Nico Santos from "Crazy Rich Asians"
With a combination of his sarcastic wit, outrageous sensibility and snarky commentary, Nico Santos has the rare ability to charm every audience he encounters. Santos was most recently seen in Warner Brother’s “Crazy Rich Asians” alongside an all-Asian cast including Constance Wu, Henry Golding and Ken Jeong. The film instantly became a cultural phenomenon, as well the highest-grossing romantic comedy in the past decade. He is currently starring as Mateo in the fourth season of NBC’s hit comedy “Superstore.”Born and raised in the Philippines, Santos assimilated to American culture rather quickly by living in California by way of Portland, Oregon. He started doing stand-up comedy in San Francisco, and in just a short amount of time had become a popular fixture in the Bay Area comedy scene with his acute observations and quirky characters.Previously, Santos has written for E! Network’s “Fashion Police” and appeared on screen in Showtime’s “Pride Comedy Jam” as well as the series “Ground Floor,” “Mulaney” and “2 Broke Girls.” In 2015, he made his film debut in “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2” and in 2017 was seen in “The Clapper,” co-starring Ed Helms, Tracy Morgan and Amanda Seyfried. He was also a regular panelist on “Chelsea Lately.” $35/$25, All Ages

Artists
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Casey Ley

Casey Ley is a comedian based in Los Angeles but he's definitely willing to travel if you can host. His stand-up got him voted Best Comedian in San Francisco by SFWeekly and he was the national runner-up in The Advocate Magazine's search for The Next Great Queer Comedian. His podcast... 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... Read More →
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Nico Santos

With a combination of his sarcastic wit, outrageous sensibility and snarky commentary, Nico Santos has the rare ability to charm every audience he encounters. Santos was most recently seen in Warner Brother’s “Crazy Rich Asians” alongside an all-Asian cast including Constance... Read More →



Friday January 11, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm

Playing Games with Jimmy Pardo
From the producers of Never Not Funny, "Playing Games with Jimmy Pardo" is a funny and fast-paced pop culture trivia game show hosted by comedian and veteran game show host Jimmy Pardo (National Lampoon's Funny Money, Race to Escape). Joined by celebrity guest co-host Lauren Ash for this SF Sketchfest show, Jimmy welcomes three contestants and puts them through their paces, testing their knowledge of movies, TV, music and headlines from the last five decades. The one who makes it to the final round will compete against our celebrity guest to win a fabulous grand prize, but the real prize is all the laughs delivered along the way! $25, All Ages

Artists
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Jimmy Pardo

Jimmy Pardo hosts the award-winning podcast "Never Not Funny," the celebrity interview series "The Pardo Patrol" for TeamCoco.com, and the Nerdist YouTube Channel series "Write Now!" He is the star of his own half-hour "Comedy Central Presents" special and is the opening act for Conan... Read More →
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Lauren Ash

Lauren Ash stars as Dina, Cloud 9's resident security guard and HR manager, on NBC's comedy "Superstore."Ash was recently seen playing Hortense in the Comedy Central series "Another Period," which co-starred Natasha Leggero, Riki Lindhome, Christina Hendricks, Paget Brewster and Michael... Read More →
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Matt Belknap

Matt Belknap is the producer and co-host of the hit podcast "Never Not Funny," which won the first-ever Aspen Rooftop Comedy Award for Best Comedy Podcast, was twice named to iTunes’ year-end “Best in Podcasts” list and has been featured in magazines like Fast Company, Esquire... Read More →


Friday January 11, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

UCB East (Ice Cold Bev) vs. UCB West (PONY): The Convergence

Setting aside their cross country big city beef for ONE NIGHT ONLY, improv house teams from UCB New York and UCB LA come together to create on the spot gloriousness. In this show, PONY from LA and Ice Cold Bev from New York City perform a Convergence. Two scenes begin. Slowly their realities begin to blend together until one can no longer exist without the other. Worlds collide. Oh, the drama (and the comedy). $22, All Ages

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Ice Cold Bev

Ice Cold Bev is a Harold Team formed in March of 2017 at the UCB Theatre New York. The team performs the Harold, a long- form improv structure developed by Del Close in Chicago and brought to New York by the UCB4. ICB also performs a fully improvised episode of an 80's soap opera... Read More →
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PONY

PONY aka Protect Our Nation's Youth is a Harold Team from UCB LA. They are a band of misfits who have come together to make their shows as fun as they can be through 100% support and positive energy.



Friday January 11, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm

The Sklar Bros. and Dan Van Kirk
It's a night of stand-up comedy featuring The Sklar Bros. & Daniel Van Kirk (Dumb People Town)! Hosted by Bay Area favorite Allison Mick. $22, All Ages

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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 Hudson... Read More →
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Daniel Van Kirk

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

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,"  Adult Swim’s "Childrens Hospital," and most recently in USA Network’s... Read More →



Friday January 11, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Brava Cabaret 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

8:00pm

Brandon Wardell & Friends

Brandon Wardell is a comedian.Brandon Wardell has appeared on Comedy Central’s “@midnight,” “The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail,” “The High Court with Doug Benson,” and “Adam Devine’s House Party” and VICELAND’s “Flophouse". Brandon Wardell was also a correspondent on MTV’s “Wonderland”. Brandon Wardell plays Skrillex on VICELAND’s show, “What Would Diplo Do”.Brandon Wardell hosts a podcast with Jack Wagner called “Yeah But Still”.Brandon Wardell made an ASMR comedy album entitled "Brandon Wardell: An ASMR Album" coming out this year.Brandon Wardell was featured as the Hot Comedian on Rolling Stone’s 2016 Hot List.Brandon Wardell is on tour sometimes and has a monthly show at The Satellite in LA.Brandon Wardell is a comedian who has appeared on Comedy Central’s “@midnight,” “The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail,” “The High Court with Doug Benson,” and “Adam Devine’s House Party” and VICELAND’s “Flophouse". Brandon Wardell was also a correspondent on MTV’s “Wonderland”. Brandon Wardell plays Skrillex on VICELAND’s show, “What Would Diplo Do”. Brandon Wardell is cool and nice. This is a partially seated show—arrive early for a seat. $24, ages 21+

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Brandon Wardell

Brandon Wardell is a comedian. Brandon Wardell has appeared on Comedy Central’s “@midnight,” “The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail,” “The High Court with Doug Benson,” and “Adam Devine’s House Party” and VICELAND’s “Flophouse". Brandon Wardell was also a correspondent... Read More →



Friday January 11, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Cafe du Nord 2174 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94114

8:00pm

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Matteo Lane & Kate Willett
The SF Sketchfest Dozen: The Next Wave of Stand-Up Comedy Stars

SF Sketchfest presents a pairing from a dozen hand-picked stand-up comedians on the rise: names you might not know now, but will be hearing a lot from soon. $24, ages 18+

Artists
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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 →
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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... 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... Read More →



Friday January 11, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

9:00pm

Kids These Days, Local Honey presents Real Honeys of SF and Nipsey, Hosted by Ben Harkins

SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! $15, All Ages

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Ben Harkins

Ben Harkins is a Portland based comedian. His unsweetened wisdom and deadpan delivery have made him an audience favorite throughout the Pacific Northwest. His subversive material attacks everything from the cost of groceries to the extinction of species. He's worked with comics such... Read More →
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Kids These Days

Kids These Days is a sketch comedy group from New York City, performing a mix of bizarre and hilarious sketches and musical numbers monthly at the People's Improv Theater. The Kids come to you from their other lives working as comedians at "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah," "Full... Read More →
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Local Honey Presents Real Honeys of SF

An unscripted reality TV show.Join SF based improv team Local Honey as we create a brand-new reality show from scratch, inspired by YOU.You'll laugh, you'll cry, and hey, you don't even have to get out of your leggings. So bring your BFF, grab your Snuggie, and tune in and to find... Read More →
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Nipsey

After a successful 2-year run on UCB's Maude Night, Nipsey was promoted to their own biweekly show as UCBTNY's premiere house sketch team - and they've held that position for the past 2 years. Nipsey is comprised of some of New York City's best actors and writers, whose credits include... Read More →



Friday January 11, 2019 9:00pm - 10:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St., San Francisco, CA 94102

9:00pm

Live from the Alamo
Remember The Alamo -- and the time that you saw SF Sketchfest take over House 5 for a series of stand-up comedy showcases with some of the best emerging joke tellers in the nation! And a few from Canada, too. $18, 18+ unless accompanied by an adult

Artists
avatar for Andrew Michaan

Andrew Michaan

Andrew Michaan is the only comedian / actor / writer in Los Angeles. He has performed regularly at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, the Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival, SF Sketchfest, and the Riot LA Comedy Festival. He grew up in the woods of Colorado, did some more growing up... Read More →
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Chris Estrada

Comedian/writer Chris Estrada was born and raised in South Central and Inglewood, where he spent his formative years running from loose pit bulls, getting robbed, and geeking out over comic books and punk rock. His standup blends sharp joke writing with absurd musings about the environment... Read More →
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Corina Lucas

Corina is a Portland comedian with a high-energy style. She was raised in the suburbs of Northern California and went to Catholic school which gives a lot of context to her raunchy material. She placed third in the 2018 Portland’s Funniest Person Contest at Helium Comedy Club and... Read More →
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Dewayne Perkins

Dewayne Perkins is a New York based Chicago born and raised writer/comedian, who TimeOut New York recently named a Breakout LGBQT Comedian to watch. Dewayne is currently a writer on Michelle Wolf's Netflix late night show “The Break with Michelle Wolf” and recently wrote for the... Read More →
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Dro Knows

Dro Knows, or as his mother refers to him, Alejandro Ochoa, is a stand up comedian based in San Francisco. His charming chillness wins hearts while his rhythmic cadence and delivery abduct ears and tickle minds. The bleary-eyed comic is the host of The Copyright Infringement Comedy... Read More →
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Dylan Jenkins

Hailing from Portland Oregon, Dylan Jenkins has become a favorite in the Northwest comedy scene. From working as a regular host at Helium Comedy Club, to preforming in weed stores or rural country bars, Dylan’s relentless yet empathetic comedic style makes him a crowd favorite wherever... Read More →
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Gabby Poccia

Bay Area darling Gabby Poccia continues to forge through the comedy scene with a unique blend of quirky and bold humor that is both dark and lovable.
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Sara DeForest

Originally from upstate New York, Sara started doing standup comedy when she moved to San Francisco in 2014. Her comedy has been described as "intellectual" though she's not afraid to make a poop joke now and then. That's right, her poop jokes are solid. Sara is a winner of the Comedy... Read More →
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Valerie Vernale

Valerie Vernale, a San Francisco native, who's been named one of the "Six Bay Area Comics to Catch" by The San Francisco Chronicle. Valerie is a cross between Travis Bickle in "Taxi Driver" and Angela Davis. Unafraid to take risks on stage by being painfully honest and sometimes taking... Read More →



Friday January 11, 2019 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Alamo Drafthouse at the New Mission 2550 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

9:00pm

The Red Room Orchestra play the music of "Twin Peaks": Vol. 2: A deeper dive into the musical world of David Lynch
Once again, the Chapel becomes the Roadhouse. Join the Red Room Orchestra for a new round of the music of "Twin Peaks" with a deeper dive into the musical world of David Lynch's work featuring Marc Capelle's all-star ensemble recreating the beloved classic instrumental score and pop vocal tunes from every season of the show plus "Fire Walk with Me" and more from other Lynch films. With Tom Ayres, Allyson Baker, Marc Capelle, Eli Crews, Toby Dammit, Karina Denike, Dina Maccabee, Todd Roper, and special guests including Christa Bell, Margaret Cho, James Marshall and more. Dress as your favorite character from the Lynch world and step into another dimension.

Formed by San Francisco producer and multi-instrumentalist Marc Capelle in 2017, the Red Room Orchestra is a collective of popular, jazz, classical, and electronic composers and performers who’ve played and recorded alongside the Bad Seeds, the Plastic Ono Band, Cibo Matto, Oingo Boingo, Sonic Youth, CAKE, American Music Club, Lou Harrison, the Steve Reich Ensemble, the Nels Cline Singers, Rodriguez, Iggy Pop, Tune-Yards, Bill Frisell, and more. They’ve offered live renderings of the music of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks, reinterpretations of the soundtracks of Wes Anderson’s Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums, and for SFFILM they composed and performed original scores for the short films from Stephen Parr’s Oddball Films archive.

"SF's premier soundtrack interpreters and experimental large ensemble." -- CBS 
$35 Advance/$40 Day of Show, DOORS 8PM/SHOW 9PM, All Ages

Artists
avatar for Allyson Baker

Allyson Baker

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

Chrysta Bell (her first name) is a musician, recording artist, songwriter and actress who incorporates dynamic theatrical and media elements into unique performance experiences.She has toured 36 countries as a headlining act and shared the stage with the likes of  Willie Nelson... Read More →
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Dina Maccabee

Dina Maccabee is a composer, songwriter, and violinist/violist/vocalist who works in variety of styles, from traditional music to pop to experimental composition. An original member of Real Vocal String Quartet and half of Bay Area duo Ramon & Jessica, she has toured internationally... Read More →
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Eli Crews

Eli Crews is a musician and record producer based in New York. He played bass and guitar in numerous Bay Area bands in the '90s and '00s, the most well-known being Beulah. He is currently head engineer at Figure 8 Recording in Brooklyn, where he has lived and worked since 2012. He... Read More →
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James Marshall

James Marshall is an American actor, known for playing the character James Hurley in the cult television series Twin Peaks (1990–1991), its 1992 prequel film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, and its 2017 revival, and for his role as Private Louden Downey in A Few Good Men(1992).
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Karina Denike

San Francisco's darling Karina Deniké is a versatile vocalist, songwriter, collaborator and band leader who moves fluidly from intimate torch song chanteuse to soul singer, to punk powerhouse. "Deniké possesses a voice so rich and luxuriant she sounds like she was born to sing... Read More →
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Marc Capelle

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

Beginning with her early days as an up and coming stand-up comedian in San Francisco, Margaret Cho has always been the Agent Provocateur of entertainment. Never one to shy away from any topic, there is literally nothing off limits when it comes sharing her views on family, gay rights... Read More →
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The Red Room Orchestra

Formed by San Francisco producer and multi-instrumentalist Marc Capelle in 2017, the Red Room Orchestra is a collective of popular, jazz, classical, and electronic composers and performers who’ve played and recorded alongside the Bad Seeds, the Plastic Ono Band, Cibo Matto, Oingo... Read More →
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Toby Dammit

Larry Mullins (Toby Dammit) was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, leaving at age 20. His website (http://www.tobydammit.com/) documents his appearances on 235 published recordings & 1,893 live concerts (2017). His work on numerous television & film soundtracks, notably including “School... Read More →
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Todd Roper

Master trap drummer, Todd Roper performs with CAKE, Gregory Loiacono, and Virgil Shaw . He also has worked with Chuck Prophet, Lee Bob Watson, and Sean Hayes. He is affectionately knownas Mr. Pringles for all the right reasons.
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Tom Ayres

Tom Ayres, guitarist, fan of guitarist, mountain watcher, ex-surfer, record producer and player of records, multi-instrumentalist apart from woodwinds, mentalist, expert at long relationships with foreigners, father, loving son, Uncle Fun, semi-retired California Resident, grew up... Read More →



Friday January 11, 2019 9:00pm - 11:00pm
The Chapel 777 Valencia St.

9:00pm

Wajatta: Reggie Watts & John Tejada, with Galen & Solar from Sunset Sound System

Wajatta – the new group formed by beat-boxer/comedian/musician Reggie Watts and electronic music artist/DJ/producer John Tejada recently released its debut album, Casual High Technology. Presented as a cosmic collection of funk-infused techno, Casual High Technology is the culmination of decades’ worth of Watts and Tejada’s favorite electronic music shaped to fit a new dance sensibility. Wajatta (pronounced wa-Ha-ta), as the name suggests, is a mash-up of the artist’s last names. Having grown up with similar musical influences, Austrian-born Tejada and German-born Watts draw from their love of urban, electronic music. Exploring the intersection between influences and innovation, the two describe Wajatta’s music as “electronic dance music with its roots in Detroit techno, Chicago house, ’70s funk and New York hip hop.” Tejada’s deep, melodic production makes the perfect backing for Watts' wide vocal range and live looping skills. With an opening set by Galen & Solar from Sunset Sound System. $25 Early Bird, $30 advance / $35 day-of-show  DOORS 8PM / SHOW 9PM, 21+

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Galen

GALEN (Sunset Sound System, Dirtybird Records, Roam Recordings - San Francisco)Galen, founded Sunset Sound System in 1994 in Berkeley, California. It began as a small outdoor dance party set against the backdrop of the sun setting in the beautiful San Francisco Bay. Within just a... Read More →
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John Tejada

Normally associated with his peers in techno from Detroit, Europe and elsewhere, John Tejada has embraced electronic music as a personal frontier, expanding on his resume as a techno recording artist as producer, remixer, DJ, and label owner. Known for crafting a brand of subtle... Read More →
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Reggie Watts

Reggie Watts is an internationally renowned Musician/Comedian/Writer/Actor who currently stars as the bandleader on CBS’s "The Late Late Show with James Corden." Using his formidable voice, looping pedals, and his vast imagination, Watts blends and blurs the lines between music... Read More →
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Solar

When Solar began Djing in the early 90’s, San Francisco’s Clubs and Raves were places where musically, anything could happen. To be a DJ in this time and place meant having a fierce dedication to the craft of creating electrifying music for people to dance all night. A deep record... Read More →



Friday January 11, 2019 9:00pm - 11:30pm
Mezzanine 444 Jessie St, San Francisco, CA 94103

10:00pm

Don't Say...with Paul and Dave featuring Dave Foley, Paul Greenberg, Crissy Guerrero, Jackie Harris, Eban Schletter and more
Don't Say... with Paul and Dave is a comedy podcast in which two old friends (Paul Greenberg & Dave Foley) who also happen to be Canadians offer Americans a respite from, and a guarantee, that this is the one place you won’t hear that most unseemly word, “c*nt”. It’s a 45 minute stream of consciousness journey, peppered with enjoyable music and legal advice from the talented Eban Schletter (an actual lawyer), commentary from their wives (Jackie Harris Greenberg & Crissy Guerrero) and a surprise guest as the icing on the cake. And by surprise, we mean Paul and Dave have no idea who is going to show up! No agenda, no boundaries and no “c” word. Don’t Say… with Paul and Dave. $25, All Ages




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Crissy Guerrero

Crissy Guerrero (Producer/Weary Wife) is a Mexican-born actor & singer, who, together with her Canadian husband, Dave Foley, created their NAFTA-baby, Alina. She produces and performs in the "C & C Variety Hour" with Claudia Dolph throughout the year and especially at the holidays... Read More →
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Dave Foley

Dave Foley was born and raised in Toronto where he attended alternative high schools. While there, he began writing stand-up comedy for a creative writing project. His interest in improv led him to comedy workshops, where he met and teamed with Kevin McDonald. They became “The Kids... Read More →
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Eban Schletter

Eban Schletter is a prolific composer and songwriter who has written music for countless television shows including "Spongebob Squarepants," "Mr. Show with Bob and David" and the Academy Awards. His feature film scores include the 2005 remake of "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" and New... Read More →
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Jackie Harris

Jackie Harris hails from Canada where she began her career on the mainstage of the acclaimed Toronto Second City. After moving to Los Angeles, Harris made her American television debut as a cast member of the VH1 sketch show "Random Play. "She has since guest starred on many television... Read More →
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Paul Greenberg

Paul Greenberg emerged on the comedy scene in the mid-90’s in the Lorne Michaels produced sketch show, The Vacant Lot on Comedy Central. This prompted Paul’s move from Toronto to Los Angeles where he continued performing as a cast member of The Jenny McCarthy Show for MTV and... Read More →



Friday January 11, 2019 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:00pm

Best of Edinburgh Spotlight: Natalie Palamides: Nate

For the first time in history, it's hard to be a man. Natalie Palamides (2017 Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer) doesn't understand this... but Nate does. Natalie Palamides is Nate. May include: consensual touching of boobies, non-consensual mind-blowing, and Nate's hard, stretchy cock. Co-devised and directed by Edinburgh Comedy Award winner, Doctor Brown. ‘Deserves all the standing ovations she receives.’ ****1/2 (Chortle.co.uk). ‘Imagine a Margaret Atwood novel adapted by Vic Reeves.’ **** (Telegraph). ‘One minute you are roaring with laughter, the next stifling a tear.’ **** (Times). **** (List). ****(BroadwayBaby.com). **** (TheReviewsHub.com) $22, All Ages

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Natalie Palamides

For the first time in history, it's hard to be a man. Natalie Palamides (2017 Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer) doesn't understand this... but Nate does. Natalie Palamides is Nate. May include: consensual touching of boobies, non-consensual mind-blowing, and Nate's hard, stretchy... Read More →



Friday January 11, 2019 10:00pm - 11:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

10:00pm

Todd Barry: The Crowd Work Tour

A Todd Barry show consists of two things: amazing jokes and amazing crowd work. On this tour, he's not doing the amazing jokes. That's right, an entire show of riffing and bantering with the audience. Could be good! With an opening set by JoAnn Schinderle. This is a partially seated show—arrive early for a seat. $30, 21+

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JoAnn Schinderle

Schinderle has a snarky storytelling style that will make you feel like she's your best friend letting you in on a secret. It's been written that JoAnn brings an infectious, hammy energy that still seems sincere. She tells jokes that feel colloquial even though they're carefully crafted... Read More →
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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... Read More →



Friday January 11, 2019 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94114

10:15pm

I Think I'd Be Good at That
Lots of comics have audience members come up after shows and tell them that their friends or coworkers have always told them they’d make a good comedian. But starting standup involves writing jokes, going to open mikes and being terrible for a while. So most intelligent people don’t even bother trying. To give those sane people a chance to feel the thrill of doing comedy, I created a show where they get to experience being a comic with the help of veteran comedians who write jokes and coach them in taking the stage. We remove all the stuff that can make that first set awful and give them the tips and tricks to succeed. “I Think I’d Be Good At That” is one of the most unique, crazy and fun comedy shows in the Bay Area. And so far, all our Newcomers have crushed it at the show and we’ve been helping people get a taste for what keeps comedians coming back to the stage. $15, All Ages

Artists
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Adam Quesnell

Adam Quesnell is a comedy-pit filled with laugh-snakes who has been entertaining audiences since before you even knew that this bio existed. Bouncing from witty social observation, to commentary on language, to biting introspection on mental illness; his act walks that fine line that... Read More →
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Brian Bahe

Brian Bahe is a Native American, queer stand-up comedian and writer originally from Phoenix, Arizona, now based in New York City.Brian studied improv at The Torch Theater in Phoenix. Shortly after graduating from Arizona State University, he moved to New York City and began pursuing... Read More →
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Clinton Ware

Clinton Ware is a hilarious comedian who happens to be blind. Much of his self-deprecating humor centers around his experiences living in a sighted world.
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Drew Harmon

Drew Harmon is a comedian and former TV weatherman based in San Francisco. Drew is a regular at the San Francisco Punch Line and has performed all over America and also created the show "I Think I'd Be Good At That," where a person who has never done stand-up before headlines a comedy... Read More →
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Emily Catalano

Emily is a San Francisco-based comedian. She won first place at the 2017 Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Competition and was a featured comedian at Outside Lands in 2018. Her comedy addresses a wide variety of life's most enjoyable topics like breakups, failed relationships, and ex-lovers... Read More →
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Lynn Stein

Lynn Stein is a stand-up comedian and writer based in Los Angeles, CA. Her satirical slant on marriage, motherhood and societal norms resonates with audiences of all ages and backgrounds. You can find Lynn performing in venues all over Los Angeles including premier clubs, trendy cafes... Read More →



Friday January 11, 2019 10:15pm - 11:45pm
Brava Cabaret 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:15pm

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Matteo Lane & Kate Willett
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. $24, ages 18+

Artists
avatar for Kate Willett

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 →
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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... 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... Read More →



Friday January 11, 2019 10:15pm - 11:45pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

10:30pm

Dumb People Town
It’s as much an exploration as it is a celebration of dumb people doing dumb things (often in Florida). With Daniel Van Kirk, Randy Sklar, and Jason Sklar, and special guest TBA. $25, ages 18+

Due to a change in his schedule, Ron Funches will no longer be appearing. A replacement will be announced soon.

Artists
avatar for Daniel Van Kirk

Daniel Van Kirk

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

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,"  Adult Swim’s "Childrens Hospital," and most recently in USA Network’s... Read More →



Friday January 11, 2019 10:30pm - Saturday January 12, 2019 12:00am
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

10:30pm

Brandon Wardell & Friends

Brandon Wardell is a comedian.Brandon Wardell has appeared on Comedy Central’s “@midnight,” “The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail,” “The High Court with Doug Benson,” and “Adam Devine’s House Party” and VICELAND’s “Flophouse". Brandon Wardell was also a correspondent on MTV’s “Wonderland”. Brandon Wardell plays Skrillex on VICELAND’s show, “What Would Diplo Do”.Brandon Wardell hosts a podcast with Jack Wagner called “Yeah But Still”.Brandon Wardell made an ASMR comedy album entitled "Brandon Wardell: An ASMR Album" coming out this year.Brandon Wardell was featured as the Hot Comedian on Rolling Stone’s 2016 Hot List.Brandon Wardell is on tour sometimes and has a monthly show at The Satellite in LA.Brandon Wardell is a comedian who has appeared on Comedy Central’s “@midnight,” “The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail,” “The High Court with Doug Benson,” and “Adam Devine’s House Party” and VICELAND’s “Flophouse". Brandon Wardell was also a correspondent on MTV’s “Wonderland”. Brandon Wardell plays Skrillex on VICELAND’s show, “What Would Diplo Do”. Brandon Wardell is cool and nice. This is a partially seated show—arrive early for a seat. $24, ages 21+

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Brandon Wardell

Brandon Wardell is a comedian. Brandon Wardell has appeared on Comedy Central’s “@midnight,” “The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail,” “The High Court with Doug Benson,” and “Adam Devine’s House Party” and VICELAND’s “Flophouse". Brandon Wardell was also a correspondent... Read More →


Friday January 11, 2019 10:30pm - Saturday January 12, 2019 12:00am
Cafe du Nord 2174 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94114

10:30pm

Filipino AF
Asian AF Presents: Filipino AF is a comedy variety show featuring the best Filipino American talent around. Improv, sketch, standup, and even some music and dance. (It's Filipinos after all!) The show started in LA, and we are STOKED to bring it to the bay! $20, All Ages

Artists
avatar for Albert Andrade

Albert Andrade

Albert Andrade is an Associate Producer for Adult Swim. Catch him performing around LA with his all bi-racial team "Mixed Company," experimental team "Kid Scientists," Second City house team "DAZL," and all-Latinx team "Gringos!"
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Alfred Aquino II

Alfred Aquino II is a writer and actor from Long Beach. You know, where Snoop Dogg is from, so yeah he's pretty cool by association. You can catch Alfred doing shows at Upright Citizens Brigade in LA with sketch team "The New Deal" and character team "Characters Welcome". You can... Read More →
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Allyn Pintal

Allyn Pintal is a writer and performer based in Los Angeles. She grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. She co-hosts/co-produces "The Dial-Up Show," a monthly improv and storytelling show at UCB. She is currently on the UCB Harold team "Vulture" and the UCB Maude team "Thirst Trap... 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... Read More →
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DarylJim Diaz

DarylJim Diaz performed in "The Greatest Showman" "This Is Me" Oscar performance at the 2018 Academy Awards. He is a UCB Quick and Funny Musicals company member. He improvises with the UCB Mess Hall team "Jason Bjorn."
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Erich Tamola

Erich Tamola is an actor and comedian based in Los Angeles. He co-hosts and co-produces the 'Dial-Up Show' & 'FILIPINO AF' at UCB, where he also has performed on Harold night. He once shot a "Baywatch" promo where he ran out of toilet paper and lo and behold, Zac Efron came to the... Read More →
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Gilbert Galon

Check him out every Wednesday on the "TigerBelly" podcast with Bobby Lee!
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Joy Regullano

Joy Regullano has appeared on "Supernatural," "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," and "Modern Family." Check out her YouTube series "White Fetish!" Follow her @joyregullano and at joyregullano.com
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Max & Nicky

Max & Nicky are Max and Nicky Weinbach from Los Angeles, CA. After staging two very triumphant original musicals in 2013 (Nicky’s "Made in China" and Max’s "A Match Made in Hell") and many awesome 60s-style variety shows in San Francisco, the twins are still going strong with... Read More →
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Melanie Anne Padernal

Melanie got her start dancing in Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off' music video and voicing baby fish characters in Pixar's FINDING DORY.  You can catch her feature  BERNARD AND HUEY on Amazon and iTunes. Follow her on Instagram @melanieannepadernal and at MelanieAnnePadernal.com... Read More →
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Nicole Nequinto

Nicole Nequinto can be found performing with her indie improv team "Thoughts & Prayers." She is a co-host of the "Dicking Around Podcast," which can be found on iTunes and maybe Spotify, but definitely GooglePlay.
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PJ McCormick

Hi! I'm PJ, an improviser and actor in Los Angeles. Originally from Croxley, England, I moved to Sugar Land, Texas when I was nine. At age 16 I began training and performing as a pro wrestler in "The Nerdy Boys" tag team. The Nerds toured the Texas indy wrestling circuit for three... Read More →
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Tony Garbanzos

Tony Garbanzos co-hosts the weekly improv show "Happy Hour with Miss Golightly" at the Upright Citizens Brigade theatre! Follow him on IG @toekneebeans
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Vince Yap

Vince Yap can be found performing with his team "VULTURE" on UCB’s Harold Night! He is an improviser, actor, and screenwriter from Los Angeles. He loves improv and appreciates his time studying in and being part of the UCB and improv community. He is super excited to co-host "Happy... Read More →



Friday January 11, 2019 10:30pm - Saturday January 12, 2019 12:00am
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

11:00pm

Death Hammer, Drunk Theatre Company and Hail to the Queen

SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! $15, All Ages

Artists
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Chris Sandiford

Chris Sandiford is a comedian and actor born in Montreal, Quebec, where he matriculated at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema at Concordia University majoring in film production. He did much of his growing up in Kingston, Ontario, where he attended Frontenac Secondary School. Chris... Read More →
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Death Hammer

Hailing from the northern darkness of Portland Oregon, Death Hammer has been delighting and destroying audiences with its unique brand of brutality for over two years.
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Drunk Theatre Company

6 comedians. 1 takes 5 shots of whiskey. Then they all perform a play without a script. Drunk Theatre is an entirely improvised, rowdy good time that has taken San Francisco by storm.
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Hail to the Queen

Hail to the Queen is an improvised drag extravaganza! Follow the lives of three drag queens (beat for the gods and tucked for the devil herself) as they navigate a world not ready for their brand of everything. It wouldn't be a drag show without a lipsync, and the girl bring their... Read More →



Friday January 11, 2019 11:00pm - Saturday January 12, 2019 12:30am
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St., San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Saturday, January 12
 

10:00am

Kevin McDonald Improv and Sketch Workshop

Join Kevin McDonald of the Kids in the Hall as he brings his sold-out workshop back to SF Sketchfest for a 6th year. Through this two-day, seven hour per-day intensive, Kevin will teach a small group of actors how to write comedy through performance and use improv as a writing tool. By the end of the workshop, you will be able to write sketches through improv.The workshop will warm up with improv games to help sharpen storytelling skills, and evolve until students are doing their own improvised scenes in small groups. You will then take these improvised scenes, work on them and make them into full comedy sketches. Kevin will go from group to group, helping and guiding with the "writing" of each scene. Each group will then have the opportunity to present their sketch. After getting notes, revising and presenting the scenes again, the workshop will end with the groups going off and actually finalizing their scenes. The now fully written scenes will be performed one last time for everyone. This workshop will improve your acting and writing skills, and will teach you how both skills work in unison to create great scenes and hilarious comedy. And if prompted, Kevin will tell lots of stories about the Kids in the Hall.

NOTE: This workshop meets both Saturday 1/12 and Sunday 1/13, 10am-5pm. Ticket price includes both days.
$300

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Kevin McDonald

Comedian, actor, writer and director Kevin McDonald founded “The Kids in the Hall” with friend Dave Foley, after they met in Toronto at Second City, and the television series ran from 1988-1995. In the troupe's television series and stage shows, he portrays several popular recurring... Read More →



Saturday January 12, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

1:00pm

Never Not Funny with Jimmy Pardo
Sketchfest favorite Never Not Funny returns once again and we couldn’t be happier! Hosted by comedian and TV personality Jimmy Pardo, the show features free-form conversations between Pardo, his producer Matt Belknap and his sometimes famous, always funny friends.Currently in its 22nd season, the show has been featured by Entertainment Weekly’s Must List, Billboard Magazine, Esquire, GQ and was named a top comedy podcast by iTunes, Mashable and The AV Club. To get acquainted and listen to NNF, visit www.pardcast.com $25, All Ages

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Jimmy Pardo

Jimmy Pardo hosts the award-winning podcast "Never Not Funny," the celebrity interview series "The Pardo Patrol" for TeamCoco.com, and the Nerdist YouTube Channel series "Write Now!" He is the star of his own half-hour "Comedy Central Presents" special and is the opening act for Conan... Read More →
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John Ross Bowie

JOHN ROSS BOWIE plays Jimmy Dimeo on ABC’S "Speechless." Other appearances include "The Big Bang Theory," "Veep," "Episodes," "Love," "Fresh off the Boat" and a lot of shows where you think he’s the killer but then it turns out he’s not.
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Matt Belknap

Matt Belknap is the producer and co-host of the hit podcast "Never Not Funny," which won the first-ever Aspen Rooftop Comedy Award for Best Comedy Podcast, was twice named to iTunes’ year-end “Best in Podcasts” list and has been featured in magazines like Fast Company, Esquire... Read More →



Saturday January 12, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

1:00pm

Reductress Satire Writing Workshop (SOLD OUT)

This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of. 

Learn the fundamentals of satire writing with editors of Reductress. We will discuss how to draw ideas from current events, construct a strong headline, and craft a well-formed piece. $60, All Ages

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Eva Victor

Eva Victor is an actor, writer and comedian originally from San Francisco. She is an editor at Reductress and an actor with the Story Pirates. You can see her on "MTV Decoded" and "The Special Without Brett Davis." Or, catch her co-hosting the monthly Reductress show "Haha Wow!" and... Read More →
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Taylor Garron

Taylor Garron is an actress, standup comedian, and comedy writer based out of Brooklyn. She's an editor at Reductress, and her writing can be found in numerous comedy publications, such as College Humor and The Onion. Her favorite credit is that she was a cast member on the PBS Kids... Read More →



Saturday January 12, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St., San Francisco, CA 94102

4:00pm

Will You Accept This Rose?

Will You Accept This Rose? Podcast

The Nerdist Network presents: "The Bachelor" super fan Arden Myrin ("@Midnight," "Shameless"), along with "Bachelor"-obsessed celebrity guests, discuss the latest "The Bachelor" episodes: tears, fantasy suites, and making sweet, sweet, love on the GREATEST COMEDY FRANCHISE OF ALL TIME- "The Bachelor," "Bachelorette," and "Bachelor in Paradise." FANTASY! VICTORY! SUCCESS!! AMERICA!!! BONE ZONE!!! This is a partially seated show—arrive early for a seat. $25, 21+

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Arden Myrin

Actress, writer and comedian Arden Myrin became a new cast member on Showtime’s "Shameless" Season 7, and will be on the upcoming Netflix series "Insatiable." She recently appeared in the world premiere of Steve Martin’s new play "Meteor Shower." As a comedian Arden headlines... Read More →
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Bryan Safi

Bryan is the co-host and co-creator of the "Throwing Shade" podcast, live show and TV show. As an actor, you’ve seen him on shows like "Modern Family," "The Big Bang Theory," "Superstore," and as Charlie in the Will Ferrell/Kristen Wiig Lifetime original movie opus "A Deadly Adoption... Read More →
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Paget Brewster

Paget Brewster stars as Emily Prentiss on the wildly popular CBS show “Criminal Minds”.  She also joined the cast of “Community” for season 6 on Yahoo as Greendale’s CFO Frankie Dart.  She plays the morphine-addicted matriarch Dodo on Comedy Central’s series “Another... Read More →
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Rob Benedict

ROB BENEDICT is an actor best known for his roles in TV and films including “Supernatural,” “Felicity,” and the movie "Waiting". He is perhaps best known as the prophet turned God, “Chuck Shurley” in the CW series, “Supernatural” in which he has recurred into its 13th... Read More →



Saturday January 12, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94114

4:00pm

Salute to Bill Plympton: Films, Live Drawing and Q&A
SF Sketchfest is thrilled to present an afternoon with acclaimed animator Bill Plympton, who will present a collection of new and classic short films, demonstrate live drawing onstage, and take your questions. After the show, each audience member will have the opportunity to meet Bill Plympton and have him create a complementary original piece of art that you can take home!

Bill Plympton is considered the King of Indie Animation, and is the first person to hand draw an entire animated feature film. Bill moved to New York City in 1968 and began his career creating cartoons for publications such as New York Times, National Lampoon, Playboy and Screw.In 1987, he was nominated for an Oscar® for his animated short Your Face. In 2005, Bill received another Oscar® nomination, this time for his short Guard Dog. Push Comes to Shove won the prestigious Cannes 1991 Palme d'Or; and in 2001, another short film, Eat, won the Grand Prize for Short Films in Cannes Critics' Week.After producing many shorts that appeared on MTV and Spike and Mike's, he turned his talent to feature films. Since 1991, he's made twelve feature films. Eight of them, The Tune, Mondo Plympton, I Married A Strange Person, Mutant Aliens, Hair High, Idiots and Angels, Cheatin', and Revengeance are all animated features.Bill Plympton has also collaborated with Madonna, Kanye West and Weird Al Yankovic in a number of music videos and book projects. In 2006, he received the Winsor McCay Lifetime Achievement Award from The Annie Awards. $25, All Ages

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Bill Plympton

Bill Plympton is considered the King of Indie Animation, and is the first person to hand draw an entire animated feature film. Bill moved to New York City in 1968 and began his career creating cartoons for publications such as New York Times, National Lampoon, Playboy and Screw.In... Read More →



Saturday January 12, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

4:20pm

Doug Loves Movies
Comedian Doug Benson ("Super High Me" and Comedy Central's "The High Court") hosts a podcast where he talks to his hilarious special surprise guests about his first love…movies! To have a chance at winning some prizes, bring a movie themed name tag! $30, All Ages

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Doug Benson

Doug Benson is known for his popular podcasts (including “Doug Loves Movies” and "Getting Doug With High"), films ("Super High Me,” “The Greatest Movie Ever Rolled,” "Chronic-Con: Episode 420"), appearances on TV shows like "@midnight," "The Trailer Park Boys" and "You're... Read More →



Saturday January 12, 2019 4:20pm - 5:50pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

5:30pm

Sup Doc

Started in 2015, Sup Doc was created by Paco Romane. Comedian and long time doc lover, Paco Romane decided to watch all of PBS’s Top 100 documentaries. Afterwards he looked for a podcast that was like people talking about docs at parties. So he created Sup Doc and asked fellow SF comedian George Chen to join him. So now Doc Dorks Paco Romane and George Chen chat with interesting people with strong opinions about their favorite documentaries. Just like at parties. They talk to some of the most talented people from the world of Television, Film, Music and more. You’ll learn a lot about a doc and even more about their guests. This isn’t your run of the mill comedy-recap-interview-documentary podcast and may quite possibly be the only one like it! The guests are as varied as the documentaries they cover: Dana Gould and Some Kind Of Monster, Todd Glass about Religulous, Wayne Federman recaping Crumb and The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling, Meagan Koester and Weiner, the band Yacht about Tickled, Jamie DeWolf, great grandson of L. Ron Hubbard, about Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, Maximum Fun/Bullseye’s Jesse Thorn about Errol Morris’ Fast Cheap and Out Of Control plus comedians Amy Miller, Henry Phillips, Ryan Singer, Josh Fadem, Molly Sanchez and many more! FREE, All Ages

Artists
avatar for Alex Falcone

Alex Falcone

I'm Alex. I'm a comedian and writer living in Portland, OR. I won Portland's Funniest Person in 2018 which is kindof a big deal. I've been on the IFC show "Portlandia" a handful of times and I've appeared at bunch of comedy festivals including Bridgetown, Bumbershoot, SF Sketchfest... Read More →
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George Chen

Starting comedy in SF but now based in Los Angeles, George Chen has been putting on shows at Giant Robot Gallery, Machine Project, and Night Gallery. He has performed at Sled Island Festival in Calgary, the SFMoMA, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Crash Test with Huebel and Scheer... 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 →
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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... Read More →
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Molly Sanchez

Molly Sanchez is a writer, comedienne, and lover of burritos everywhere. She writes with "Killing My Lobster" and has performed improv and standup at SF Sketchfest, Los Angeles Comedy Store, The Del Close Marathon, and various hives of scum and villainy. She also cohosts the podcasts... Read More →
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Paco Romane

Paco Romane is a comedian, actor, writer, voice-over actor, improviser, multi-instrumentalist and podcaster. His hilarious, engaging, and authentic comedic style has established him as an audience favorite. Recently a festival booker described him as a “mashup of all things funny... Read More →
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Sup Doc

Started in 2015, "Sup Doc" was created by Paco Romane. Comedian and long time doc lover, Paco Romane decided to watch all of PBS’s Top 100 documentaries. Afterwards he looked for a podcast that was like people talking about docs at parties. So he created "Sup Doc" and asked fellow... Read More →



Saturday January 12, 2019 5:30pm - 6:45pm
PianoFight Bar 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

7:00pm

Death Hammer, ESC and Hail to the Queen

SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! $15, All Ages

Artists
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Death Hammer

Hailing from the northern darkness of Portland Oregon, Death Hammer has been delighting and destroying audiences with its unique brand of brutality for over two years.
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Dylan Jenkins

Hailing from Portland Oregon, Dylan Jenkins has become a favorite in the Northwest comedy scene. From working as a regular host at Helium Comedy Club, to preforming in weed stores or rural country bars, Dylan’s relentless yet empathetic comedic style makes him a crowd favorite wherever... Read More →
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ESC

Endgames Sketch Company (ESC) is an up-and-coming sketch comedy group based in the the SF Mission District. ESC has been writing, producing, and directing sidesplitting quarterly shows since 2016, drawing regular fans to Stage Werx Theatre. Each show approaches a different theme from... Read More →
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Hail to the Queen

Hail to the Queen is an improvised drag extravaganza! Follow the lives of three drag queens (beat for the gods and tucked for the devil herself) as they navigate a world not ready for their brand of everything. It wouldn't be a drag show without a lipsync, and the girl bring their... Read More →



Saturday January 12, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St., San Francisco, CA 94102

7:00pm

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Emmy Blotnick & Zainab Johnson
The SF Sketchfest Dozen: The Next Wave of Stand-Up Comedy Stars

SF Sketchfest presents a pairing from a dozen hand-picked stand-up comedians on the rise: names you might not know now, but will be hearing a lot from soon. $24, ages 18+

Artists
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Anthony K

A west coast comic with an east coast sensibility, he credits comedians like Chris Rock, Patrice O'Neal and Roseanne Barr for their influence on his work. His style is raw and grating but relatable, like a sandblaster, or your first divorce. His ability to pull humor out of everyday... Read More →
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Emmy Blotnick

EMMY is a stand-up/actress/writer based in NY. She has appeared on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," where she is also a staff writer. Previously, she was head writer for the Comedy Central series "The President Show." She recently shot a half hour stand-up special for Comedy... 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... Read More →



Saturday January 12, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

7:00pm

SF Sketchfest at The Speakeasy: An Immersive Comedy Experience with David Cross and Friends
SF Sketchfest and the creators of The Speakeasy are teaming up to host a never-before-seen immersive live comedy experience. Each evening will feature a different headliner performing an early and late set in the Mainstage Cabaret, while “choose-your-own-adventure” style experiences sprawl the full venue. Experience impromptu encounters and conversations with performers, work with comedians to craft the perfect joke, encounter strolling improvisers and magicians as you play blackjack, craps and roulette (for entertainment purposes only) in a vintage Casino, or get pulled into comedy sets performed just for you and your friends -- you might even try your own hand at stand-up with a classic karaoke-style Joke-e-oke routine. 
Tonight’s show features Emmy-award winning comedian, actor, writer and director David Cross (“Mr. Show with Bob and David,” “Arrested Development,” “Todd Margaret”) and more of the top comedians at the festival. $125, ages 16+

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Arden Myrin

Actress, writer and comedian Arden Myrin became a new cast member on Showtime’s "Shameless" Season 7, and will be on the upcoming Netflix series "Insatiable." She recently appeared in the world premiere of Steve Martin’s new play "Meteor Shower." As a comedian Arden headlines... 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... Read More →
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Joke-e-oke

Joke-e-oke hosted by Harmon LeonJoke-e-oke is like karaoke but with classic stand up comedy material, where you – the audience get to be the stars in a three-round game show. Sign up and pick a classic comedy routine of one of your favorite comedians, and then the mic is yours... Read More →
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Naomi Ekperigin

Naomi Ekperigin is an actor, stand-up, and writer. She's written for NBC’s “Great News”, Comedy Central’s “Broad City” and HBO's upcoming "Mrs. Fletcher". You've seen her stand up on "Late Night with Seth Meyers," '2 Dope Queens' on HBO, and her own Comedy Central Half... Read More →



Saturday January 12, 2019 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Speakeasy 644 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133

7:30pm

CANCELED: Gettin' Better with Ron Funches
This show has been canceled. Ticket holders will be contacted and automatically refunded.

Actor/Comedian/Writer Ron Funches sits down every week to talk about his life, passions, hobbies, and how he is on a constant journey to better himself. This is "Gettin' Better with Ron Funches"

Ron Funches is a triple threat. He is an excellent stand up comedian, actor and writer. Ron has built an impressive acting resume. Whether it's lending his voice to projects like "Trolls," "Bob's Burgers," and "Adventure Time." Or his memorable acting roles on "The Goldbergs," "Black•ish," "New Girl," "Transparent," "Powerless," and "Undateable." He even made being a gang member likable in the film "Get Hard. "His personal appearances include "Conan," "The Tonight Show," "@midnight," "Chopped," "Cupcake Wars" and many more.  Ron is a great writer too. His writing credits include "The Eric Andre Show," "Kroll Show" and several television pilots.  Look for Ron's one hour stand up comedy special "Giggle Fit" on Comedy Central coming out in January 2019.

Ron is also a pretty solid dad and friend. He lives in Southern California with his son.

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Dave Foley

Dave Foley was born and raised in Toronto where he attended alternative high schools. While there, he began writing stand-up comedy for a creative writing project. His interest in improv led him to comedy workshops, where he met and teamed with Kevin McDonald. They became “The Kids... Read More →
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Ron Funches

Ron Funches is a triple threat. He is an excellent stand up comedian, actor and writer.Ron has built an impressive acting resume. Whether it's lending his voice to projects like "Trolls," "Bob's Burgers," and "Adventure Time." Or his memorable acting roles on "The Goldbergs," "Black•ish... Read More →



Saturday January 12, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:30pm

Facebook Improv
Running for more than 10 years in Los Angeles, The Facebook show plucks two random people from the audience to get their Facebook page examined and then turned into long form improvised comedy scenes based entirely on their profile, pictures, comments and status. $45/$35, All Ages

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avatar for Chad Carter

Chad Carter

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

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

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

Paul Scheer is a SAG Award-winning actor, writer and director who has established himself as one of today’s go-to comedic actors in film and television. He recently appeared in the Oscar-nomiated A24 film "The Disaster Artist." On film, Scheer will next be seen alongside Chance... Read More →
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Phil Jackson

Phil is a performer, writer, and musician originally from Yardley, Pennsylvania. He was a writer for Comedy Central's "Key & Peele," "Survivor's Remorse" on the Starz Network, and Fox's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." He began studying at the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York in 2009 and... 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."



Saturday January 12, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

7:30pm

Matteo Lane: Streisand at the Bon Soir

In 1960 at age 19, Barbra Streisand was already making her mark in NYC, performing an array of jazz classics in between humorous musings and eccentric jokes. She was wacky, brilliant and beautiful and had a musical sensibility that was far too advanced for someone her age. Thankfully one of her shows was recorded, and lives on as "Barbra Streisand, Live at Bon Soir." Intrigued by this recording, Matteo was inspired to recreate this set of music and bring it to Pangea with his own updated flavor and stylings. This show hopes to capture Barbra's unique essence before she became a household name. Matteo has performed as a stand-up comedian all over the country and can also be seen on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and upcoming on Netflix's The Comedy Lineup . Music Director, Henry Koperski is one of the most in-demand pianists in the NYC music/comedy circle and regularly performs with artists of stage, TV, and film all over the country. This is a partially seated show—arrive early for a seat. $25, 21+

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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... Read More →



Saturday January 12, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94114

7:30pm

Jak Knight and Zack Fox: Cancelled Comedy Tour
In a world of cancel culture and constant gaudy news Zack Fox and Jak Knight decide that the world needs MORE RECKLESSNESS. Stand up, Music, interviews everything is on the table for this variety show. Best to leave clenched booty holes at home! Hosted by Sid Singh. $20 ages 18+

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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’s... Read More →
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Sid Singh

Sid Singh is an American comedian who moved to London this past September to be a writer on the British sketch show Modern Horror Stories and tour Europe with gigs in England, Scotland, France, Germany, Italy, Malta, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland. He had previously recorded shows... Read More →
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Zack Fox

Zack Fox is an Atlanta-raised, Los Angeles-based comedy firebrand. Operating at his natural intersection of visual art, comedy, and hip-hop, Zack’s in the middle of it all, sipping a lukewarm Colt 45: memeing the Migos to a #1 record, writing and acting in Flying Lotus’ Sundance-premiered... Read More →



Saturday January 12, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

7:30pm

SF Sketchfest Tribute to "Superstore"
SF Sketchfest is thrilled to pay tribute to the hilarious NBC half-hour comedy “Superstore,” with a conversation and Q&A with the cast and creator at the historic Castro Theatre.

America Ferrera ("Ugly Betty") and Ben Feldman ("Mad Men," "A to Z") star on the hilarious workplace comedy about a unique family of employees at a supersized megastore. "Superstore" centers around Amy (Ferrera), the store's most stalwart employee as well as the glue holding the place together, and Jonah (Feldman), a dreamer determined to prove work doesn't have to be boring. Their fellow associates include the sardonic Garrett (Colton Dunn, "Key & Peele"), sweet teenager Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom, "Shameless"), and the ambitious Mateo (Nico Santos, "Crazy Rich Asians"), who has recently learned he is undocumented. Overseeing the store is Glenn (Mark McKinney, "The Kids in the Hall"), the store's affable, clueless store manager, and Dina (Lauren Ash, "Super Fun Night"), the aggressive assistant manager who enforces Cloud 9 policy with an iron fist.

From the bright-eyed newbies and the seen-it-all veterans to the clueless seasonal hires and the in-it-for-life managers, together they tackle the day-to-day grind of rabid bargain hunters, riot-causing sales and nap-worthy training sessions.

"Superstore" was created by Justin Spitzer ("The Office"), who serves as an executive producer with director Ruben Fleischer ("Gangster Squad"), David Bernad ("Enlightened"), Gabe Miller and Jonathan Green ("The Office"), and Jackie Clarke ("Marry Me").$35, All Ages

Artists
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America Ferrera

America Ferrera stars as Amy, Cloud 9's intelligent and responsible floor supervisor on NBC's hit comedy "Superstore." She also serves as a producer on the series.Ferrera is an award-winning actress and producer known for her breakthrough role as Betty Suarez on ABC's hit comedy "Ugly... Read More →
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Ben Feldman

Ben Feldman stars as Jonah, the eager and impressionable Cloud 9 employee, on NBC's comedy "Superstore." Feldman also returned as attorney Ron LaFlamme, on HBO's Emmy-Nominated comedy "Silicon Valley" this past March.In the spring of 2017, Feldman returned to the theater in "The Siegel... Read More →
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Colton Dunn

Colton Dunn is a series regular on the NBC series "Superstore" where he plays ‘Garrett’. Last year Colton was seen in features such as "Lazer Team 2" and the Universal comedy hit, "Blockers" opposite Leslie Mann, John Cena and Ike Barinholtz. Prior to that, he was a series regular... Read More →
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Johnny Pemberton

Pemberton is an actor, writer and comedian, and can be seen currently in "I Feel Bad" and "Superstore," both on NBC. Other recent TV and film credits include "Action Point," "Son of Zorn," "Ant Man" and "In The Loop." In the animated space, he can be heard starring in the Disney series... Read More →
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Justin Spitzer

Justin Spitzer is the creator and executive producer of the NBC comedy series “Superstore.” Before creating “Superstore,” Spitzer spent seven seasons writing for and producing on the NBC comedy “The Office.” During his tenure at “The Office,” Spitzer rose from Story... Read More →
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Lauren Ash

Lauren Ash stars as Dina, Cloud 9's resident security guard and HR manager, on NBC's comedy "Superstore."Ash was recently seen playing Hortense in the Comedy Central series "Another Period," which co-starred Natasha Leggero, Riki Lindhome, Christina Hendricks, Paget Brewster and Michael... Read More →
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Mark McKinney

Mark McKinney stars as Glenn, Cloud 9's kind but confused store manager, on NBC's hit comedy "Superstore."The Canadian-born McKinney has performed in, written and produced some of the most sophisticated and groundbreaking television in North America. He has worked with Lorne Michaels... Read More →
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Nichole Bloom

Nichole Bloom stars as Cheyenne, Cloud 9's bubbly young employee, on NBC's hit comedy "Superstore."Bloom was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a child, she loved creating characters and making movies at home, which led to her involvement in theater starting at age... Read More →
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Nico Santos

With a combination of his sarcastic wit, outrageous sensibility and snarky commentary, Nico Santos has the rare ability to charm every audience he encounters. Santos was most recently seen in Warner Brother’s “Crazy Rich Asians” alongside an all-Asian cast including Constance... Read More →



Saturday January 12, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

8:00pm

On Cinema Live
For the first time ever--the hit AdultSwim.com series "On Cinema At The Cinema" takes to the road. This multi-media stage show provides a mega-dose of the movie expertise and colorful disagreements that you've come to expect from hosts Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington--plus guest appearances from beloved cast members of the On Cinema/Decker Universe. $35



Saturday January 12, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Palace of Fine Arts 3301 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA 94123

8:00pm

UCB East (Ice Cold Bev) vs. UCB West (PONY): Harold Competition (SOLD OUT)

This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Setting aside their cross country big city beef for ONE NIGHT ONLY, improv house teams from UCB New York and UCB LA come together to create on the spot gloriousness. In this show, PONY from LA and Ice Cold Bev from New York City perform a Convergence. Two scenes begin. Slowly their realities begin to blend together until one can no longer exist without the other. Worlds collide. Oh, the drama (and the comedy). $22, All Ages

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Ice Cold Bev

Ice Cold Bev is a Harold Team formed in March of 2017 at the UCB Theatre New York. The team performs the Harold, a long- form improv structure developed by Del Close in Chicago and brought to New York by the UCB4. ICB also performs a fully improvised episode of an 80's soap opera... Read More →
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PONY

PONY aka Protect Our Nation's Youth is a Harold Team from UCB LA. They are a band of misfits who have come together to make their shows as fun as they can be through 100% support and positive energy.



Saturday January 12, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm

Bad Asians
Bad Asians is a showcase featuring Asian comics doing stand up, being interviewed, and colorful commentary on current events and culture. Every month we have a different line up of comedians whose credits have included NBC, HBO, Comedy Central and more! “Bad Asian” is a term used playfully and condescendingly when an Asian Pacific Islander (API) American person fails to live up to preconceived notions of what it means to be Asian. What is a “good” Asian, and what is a “bad” Asian?” How “bad” can you really be? Resisting these tropes of obedient sons and daughters who grow up to be doctors/lawyers/engineers, these API comics are NOT in the “model minority” business. They are in the entertainment business (and perhaps there’s nothing more “heinous” than that). Your best course may be to tread lightly around this line-up of hilarious provocateurs and troublemakers, hosted by Imran G and David Nguyen! $15, All Ages

Artists
avatar for Andrew Orolfo

Andrew Orolfo

Andrew Orolfo has been named one of the country’s "top knot" comedians by... don't even ask, just go with it. An established staple in San Francisco comedy, he has been featured in SF Sketchfest and Bridgetown Comedy Festival. Andrew was born and raised in the Bay Area to Filipino... Read More →
avatar for Atsuko Okatsuka

Atsuko Okatsuka

Atsuko's comedy has been described by Margaret Cho as "a silent slow fart that fills up a room with laughter." She tours around the U.S. at colleges & universities as well as with "Dis/orient/ed Comedy," the first ever all Asian, mostly female stand up comedy tour. She uses her whimsical... Read More →
avatar for David Nguyen

David Nguyen

David Nguyen is a writer and comedian currently writing and comedianing in Brooklyn, New York. One half of The Bad Asians Show, the premier comedy showcase featuring Asian comics, David is a mainstay both in the local scene and comedy clubs across America. David is a refreshingly... 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... Read More →
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Janesh Rahlan

Janesh Rahlan is a San Francisco based comedian who got his start in Improv and sketch comedy. He chronicles the journey of growing up as an immigrant kid hanging out with mostly Black and Latino kids in the Midwest to rocking skinny jeans and v-neck t-shirts in California. You can... Read More →
avatar for Joseph Nguyen

Joseph 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 group... Read More →
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Moon Choe

Moon is a promising young up and comer on the San Francisco comedy, but make no mistake, this little lady is no one trick pony. Moon's diverse background bestows fodder to bring the house down with chortles, giggles, and guffaws. (Not) Born and raised in the sweet lap of luxury, Moon... Read More →
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Ryan Sudhakaran

Ryan Sudhakaran is half Indian and half Indian but all American. Growing up in the Bay Area, Ryan went through the ringer of high academic standards and strict parenting but came out a clown with a degree in Physics. Only ever using his degree to estimate the maximum distance he can... Read More →



Saturday January 12, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Brava Cabaret 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

8:00pm

Man Haters

Named 2016 and 2017's "Best Comedy Show" by East Bay Express, "Man Haters" features the funniest women and queer comics in the Bay Area. Plus one token queer dude (inspired by the many comedy shows that feature just one token woman). Hosted and produced by queer comics Dominique Gelin, Nori Reed and Irene Tu and guests Brian Bahe, Emily Catalano, Corina Lucas, JoAnn Schinderle and Sureni Weerasekera. This is a partially seated show—arrive early for a seat. $20, ages 21+

Artists
avatar for Brian Bahe

Brian Bahe

Brian Bahe is a Native American, queer stand-up comedian and writer originally from Phoenix, Arizona, now based in New York City.Brian studied improv at The Torch Theater in Phoenix. Shortly after graduating from Arizona State University, he moved to New York City and began pursuing... Read More →
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Corina Lucas

Corina is a Portland comedian with a high-energy style. She was raised in the suburbs of Northern California and went to Catholic school which gives a lot of context to her raunchy material. She placed third in the 2018 Portland’s Funniest Person Contest at Helium Comedy Club and... Read More →
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Dominique Gelin

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

Emily is a San Francisco-based comedian. She won first place at the 2017 Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Competition and was a featured comedian at Outside Lands in 2018. Her comedy addresses a wide variety of life's most enjoyable topics like breakups, failed relationships, and ex-lovers... 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... Read More →
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JoAnn Schinderle

Schinderle has a snarky storytelling style that will make you feel like she's your best friend letting you in on a secret. It's been written that JoAnn brings an infectious, hammy energy that still seems sincere. She tells jokes that feel colloquial even though they're carefully crafted... Read More →
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Nori Reed

Nori isn’t just a comedian based in Oakland, California. Nori is a lifestyle. When she isn’t perfecting her skin care routine or thinking about the devastating impact of U.S. imperialism, Nori performs at LGBTQ community events and comedy clubs all over the Bay Area. Currently... Read More →
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Sureni Weerasekera

Sureni Weerasekera is a Sri Lankan-born, San Diego-raised, & San Francisco-based stand up comedian, actor and writer. Currently suffering a college sentence at UC Berkeley by her immigrant parents, comedian Sureni Weerasekera combines her puppy-like heart with the void where her soul... Read More →



Saturday January 12, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Cafe du Nord 2174 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94114

8:00pm

The Daily Show Writers Stand-Up Show
The Daily Show Writers Stand-Up Show features the comics behind the jokes that make you laugh every night on Comedy Central's premiere late night show. These comedians tour the country performing their own material that you won't see on The Daily Show. From making fun of their failed dating lives, being a cat owner, or talking Trump, this show has something for everyone!

Hosted by Alex Falcone ("Portlandia") $25, All Ages

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avatar for Alex Falcone

Alex Falcone

I'm Alex. I'm a comedian and writer living in Portland, OR. I won Portland's Funniest Person in 2018 which is kindof a big deal. I've been on the IFC show "Portlandia" a handful of times and I've appeared at bunch of comedy festivals including Bridgetown, Bumbershoot, SF Sketchfest... Read More →
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Joseph Opio

Joseph Opio is a Ugandan stand-up comedian and writer on "The Daily Show." A trained lawyer and accountant, Opio is an observational satirist whose standup has been seen on three different continents — from South Africa through Switzerland to the biggest comedy clubs in New York... Read More →
avatar for Kat Radley

Kat Radley

Kat Radley is currently a staff writer on "The Daily Show." Her debut comedy album, "The Important Thing Is That I'm Pretty" with Uproar Entertainment premiered at #4 on the iTunes Comedy Charts. Kat has also appeared on FOX’s "Laughs," and has made multiple appearances in many... Read More →
avatar for Matt Koff

Matt Koff

Matt Koff is an Emmy-winning staff writer currently on "The Daily Show." As a stand-up, Matt has appeared on "Adam DeVine’s House Party" on Comedy Central, and The History Channel series "I Love the 1880s." He has toured with John Oliver, Michael Ian Black, and Bo Burnham.



Saturday January 12, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

9:00pm

Daytime Talk at Night, Kids These Days and The Get Brown

SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! $15, All Ages

Artists
avatar for Dan Kapr

Dan Kapr

Dan Kapr was born with part of his face missing, and since then he’s only gotten funnier. Dan spent years working a variety of jobs, but one day, while handling urine samples for carnival employees, he thought to himself, “Now that I’ve achieved all my dreams, how can I give... Read More →
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Daytime Talk at Night

Daytime Talk at Night was formed in September 2017 by a group of experienced improvisers who wanted to play in a format where character and conflict could be explored. The performers in this group have played locally, as well as at festivals all around the country, including The Del... Read More →
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Kids These Days

Kids These Days is a sketch comedy group from New York City, performing a mix of bizarre and hilarious sketches and musical numbers monthly at the People's Improv Theater. The Kids come to you from their other lives working as comedians at "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah," "Full... Read More →
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The Get Brown

“The Get Brown" are six comedians of Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi heritage: Shaan Baig, Kunal Dudheker, Skander Halim, Sai Lang, Kausar Mohammed, Saagar Shaikh. They are the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre’s first all-South Asian sketch comedy team to get a run of their... Read More →



Saturday January 12, 2019 9:00pm - 10:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St., San Francisco, CA 94102

9:00pm

Live from the Alamo
Remember The Alamo -- and the time that you saw SF Sketchfest take over House 5 for a series of stand-up comedy showcases with some of the best emerging joke tellers in the nation! And a few from Canada, too. $18, 18+ unless accompanied by an adult

Artists
avatar for Adam Quesnell

Adam Quesnell

Adam Quesnell is a comedy-pit filled with laugh-snakes who has been entertaining audiences since before you even knew that this bio existed. Bouncing from witty social observation, to commentary on language, to biting introspection on mental illness; his act walks that fine line that... Read More →
avatar for Andie Main

Andie Main

Andie Main is a Portland based comedian who just completed moderating and writing the show A Town Hall with Paul Ryan starring Chris Fairbanks, which toured in midwestern swingstates the day after Paul Ryan announced his retirement. There is no possible reason that Paul Ryan retired... Read More →
avatar for Aviva Siegel

Aviva Siegel

Aviva is a stand-up comic by day, and a stand-up comic by night. Her jokes are silly (clown horn sound) yet personal (awooga), and she really just wants to have fun up there.She lives in Oakland and produces shows like “Talkies” at the All Out Comedy Theater and Witches’ Brew... Read More →
avatar for Ben Harkins

Ben Harkins

Ben Harkins is a Portland based comedian. His unsweetened wisdom and deadpan delivery have made him an audience favorite throughout the Pacific Northwest. His subversive material attacks everything from the cost of groceries to the extinction of species. He's worked with comics such... Read More →
avatar for Chris Sandiford

Chris Sandiford

Chris Sandiford is a comedian and actor born in Montreal, Quebec, where he matriculated at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema at Concordia University majoring in film production. He did much of his growing up in Kingston, Ontario, where he attended Frontenac Secondary School. Chris... Read More →
avatar for Clinton Ware

Clinton Ware

Clinton Ware is a hilarious comedian who happens to be blind. Much of his self-deprecating humor centers around his experiences living in a sighted world.
avatar for Lynn Stein

Lynn Stein

Lynn Stein is a stand-up comedian and writer based in Los Angeles, CA. Her satirical slant on marriage, motherhood and societal norms resonates with audiences of all ages and backgrounds. You can find Lynn performing in venues all over Los Angeles including premier clubs, trendy cafes... Read More →
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Micheal Foulk

Micheal Foulk is a queer comedian, writer, and organizer from Austin, Texas. They have been featured on the Crom Comedy Festival, FunFunFun Fest, and Out Of Bounds Comedy Festival. They are the co-creator of the LGBTQ+ storytelling showcases Greetings, from Queer Mountain (ATX/NOLA/NYC/OAK... Read More →
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Nicole Conlan

Nicole is a comic and writer from Denver by way of LA. She's been on the UCB teams Goodbye Handsome, Hot Bird, and Dino Mite, and she's one half of Stevedore Comedy. You might have seen her work on Snapchat's "Solve," "A Prairie Home Companion," "Funny or Die NewsFlash," Above Average... Read More →



Saturday January 12, 2019 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Alamo Drafthouse at the New Mission 2550 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

9:00pm

The Red Room Orchestra play the music of "The Big Lebowski"
After tackling the soundtracks of Wes Anderson's "Rushmore" and "The Royal Tenenbaums" at last year's SF Sketchfest, the Red Room Orchestra set their sights on recreating the soundtrack of the Coen Brothers' classic comedy "The Big Lebowski." From Bob Dylan and Meredith Monk to Kenny Rogers and Yma Sumac, no musical stone will be left unturned. Hold out some hope for the Creedence, and love it or hate it, we're playing the f*ckin' Eagles, man. Come dressed as your favorite Lebowski character, order a white Russian, and abide.  With Tom Ayres, Allyson Baker, Marc Capelle, Eli Crews, Toby Dammit, Bart Davenport, Karina Denike, Dina Maccabee, Todd Roper, and special guests including Margaret Cho, Kevin McDonald and more. Hosted by "The Stranger" (Sam Elliott) [James Adomian]

Formed by San Francisco producer and multi-instrumentalist Marc Capelle in 2017, the Red Room Orchestra is a collective of popular, jazz, classical, and electronic composers and performers who’ve played and recorded alongside the Bad Seeds, the Plastic Ono Band, Cibo Matto, Oingo Boingo, Sonic Youth, CAKE, American Music Club, Lou Harrison, the Steve Reich Ensemble, the Nels Cline Singers, Rodriguez, Iggy Pop, Tune-Yards, Bill Frisell, and more. They’ve offered live renderings of the music of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks, reinterpretations of the soundtracks of Wes Anderson’s Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums, and for SFFILM they composed and performed original scores for the short films from Stephen Parr’s Oddball Films archive.

"SF's premier soundtrack interpreters and experimental large ensemble." -- CBS
$35 Advance/$40 Day of Show, DOORS 8PM/SHOW 9PM, All Ages 

Artists
avatar for Allyson Baker

Allyson Baker

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

Bart Davenport might be a multitude of things, depending on whom you ask. He’s been a mod, a blues singer and a softrock troubadour. He’s an eccentric guitarist and singer with the timeless voice of a real crooner. He lives and writes songs in Los Angeles. His work transports... Read More →
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Dina Maccabee

Dina Maccabee is a composer, songwriter, and violinist/violist/vocalist who works in variety of styles, from traditional music to pop to experimental composition. An original member of Real Vocal String Quartet and half of Bay Area duo Ramon & Jessica, she has toured internationally... Read More →
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Eli Crews

Eli Crews is a musician and record producer based in New York. He played bass and guitar in numerous Bay Area bands in the '90s and '00s, the most well-known being Beulah. He is currently head engineer at Figure 8 Recording in Brooklyn, where he has lived and worked since 2012. He... Read More →
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James Adomian

James Adomian is a comedian and actor well known for his standup, characters and impressions. As Bernie Sanders, James is one-half of “Trump vs. Bernie,” a comedy debate act that includes a memorable guest appearance on Comedy Central and two TV specials for Fusion, along with... Read More →
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Karina Denike

San Francisco's darling Karina Deniké is a versatile vocalist, songwriter, collaborator and band leader who moves fluidly from intimate torch song chanteuse to soul singer, to punk powerhouse. "Deniké possesses a voice so rich and luxuriant she sounds like she was born to sing... Read More →
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Kevin McDonald

Comedian, actor, writer and director Kevin McDonald founded “The Kids in the Hall” with friend Dave Foley, after they met in Toronto at Second City, and the television series ran from 1988-1995. In the troupe's television series and stage shows, he portrays several popular recurring... Read More →
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Marc Capelle

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

Beginning with her early days as an up and coming stand-up comedian in San Francisco, Margaret Cho has always been the Agent Provocateur of entertainment. Never one to shy away from any topic, there is literally nothing off limits when it comes sharing her views on family, gay rights... Read More →
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The Red Room Orchestra

Formed by San Francisco producer and multi-instrumentalist Marc Capelle in 2017, the Red Room Orchestra is a collective of popular, jazz, classical, and electronic composers and performers who’ve played and recorded alongside the Bad Seeds, the Plastic Ono Band, Cibo Matto, Oingo... Read More →
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Toby Dammit

Larry Mullins (Toby Dammit) was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, leaving at age 20. His website (http://www.tobydammit.com/) documents his appearances on 235 published recordings & 1,893 live concerts (2017). His work on numerous television & film soundtracks, notably including “School... Read More →
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Todd Roper

Master trap drummer, Todd Roper performs with CAKE, Gregory Loiacono, and Virgil Shaw . He also has worked with Chuck Prophet, Lee Bob Watson, and Sean Hayes. He is affectionately knownas Mr. Pringles for all the right reasons.
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Tom Ayres

Tom Ayres, guitarist, fan of guitarist, mountain watcher, ex-surfer, record producer and player of records, multi-instrumentalist apart from woodwinds, mentalist, expert at long relationships with foreigners, father, loving son, Uncle Fun, semi-retired California Resident, grew up... Read More →



Saturday January 12, 2019 9:00pm - 11:00pm
The Chapel 777 Valencia St.

9:15pm

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Emmy Blotnick & Zainab Johnson
The SF Sketchfest Dozen: The Next Wave of Stand-Up Comedy Stars

SF Sketchfest presents a pairing from a dozen hand-picked stand-up comedians on the rise: names you might not know now, but will be hearing a lot from soon. $24, ages 18+

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avatar for Anthony K

Anthony K

A west coast comic with an east coast sensibility, he credits comedians like Chris Rock, Patrice O'Neal and Roseanne Barr for their influence on his work. His style is raw and grating but relatable, like a sandblaster, or your first divorce. His ability to pull humor out of everyday... Read More →
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Emmy Blotnick

EMMY is a stand-up/actress/writer based in NY. She has appeared on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," where she is also a staff writer. Previously, she was head writer for the Comedy Central series "The President Show." She recently shot a half hour stand-up special for Comedy... 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... Read More →



Saturday January 12, 2019 9:15pm - 10:45pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

10:00pm

Morzouksnick
Seth Morris, Jason Mantzoukas and Nick Kroll once again return to SF Sketchfest for a night filled with stories, characters, improv and locally sourced, sustainable facial hair. With an opening set by Ben Palmer's "Hope This Helps."
Tier 1 - $40 Front Orchestra
Tier 2 - $30 Rear Orchestra/Balcony
All Ages

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Hope This Helps

Ben Palmer uses projector and screen to narrate his greatest moments trolling on Facebook. From pretending to be corporate customer service, the corporation itself, or city governments, Hope This Helps opens up a world of chaos.
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Jason Mantzoukas

Writer, actor, and producer Jason Mantzoukas is in high demand both on and off-screen due to his notorious improv style and impeccable comedic timing.On-screen, Jason can be seen opposite comedy giants Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler in the dysfunctional family comedy “The House... Read More →
avatar for Nick Kroll

Nick Kroll

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



Saturday January 12, 2019 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

10:00pm

Jon Daly Kills It

Jon Daly and his Magic Sax Band (Cyrus Gharameni and Joe Wong) debut music from Jon’s new album with special guests and more!
 This is a partially seated show—arrive early for a seat. $25, 21+

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Jon Daly

Jon Daly, who is currently in a beef with rapper Lil Xan, was a writer/producer/co-star on Comedy Central's "Kroll Show," appears regularly at the Upright Citizen's Brigade in Los Angeles and has appeared in films like "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" and on television in numerous... Read More →



Saturday January 12, 2019 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94114

10:00pm

The West Wing Weekly
The West Wing Weekly is an episode-by-episode discussion of one of television's most beloved shows, co-hosted by one of its stars, Joshua Malina, along with Hrishikesh Hirway of Song Exploder. $45/$35, All Ages

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Hrishikesh Hirway

Hrishi is a musician and composer, and a political news junkie. He makes music as half of the band Moors, and on his own as The One AM Radio. He scored the films "Our Nixon" and "Save the Date." Hrishi is also the creator and host of the podcast Song Exploder, where musicians take... Read More →
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Joshua Malina

Star of NBC’s Emmy Award-winning ensemble "The West Wing," actor Joshua Malina has the impressive distinction of having appeared in all, but one project that Aaron Sorkin has written/produced. As ‘Will Bailey’, Malina filled the slot left open by Rob Lowe’s departure in the... Read More →



Saturday January 12, 2019 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

10:00pm

Voyage to the Stars
Voyage to the Stars is a sci-fi comedy starring Steve Berg, Felicia Day, Colton Dunn and Janet Varney. Releasing in early 2019, this exclusive sneak peek is available only to those at Sketchfest. Be the first to experience this disastrous space opera! $25, All Ages

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Colton Dunn

Colton Dunn is a series regular on the NBC series "Superstore" where he plays ‘Garrett’. Last year Colton was seen in features such as "Lazer Team 2" and the Universal comedy hit, "Blockers" opposite Leslie Mann, John Cena and Ike Barinholtz. Prior to that, he was a series regular... Read More →
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Felicia Day

Felicia Day is best known for having created the highly successful original digital series “The Guild” (PGA nominated for “Best Web Series”), which she wrote, produced, and starred. It has generated millions of views and was one of the first projects to ever be successfully... Read More →
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Janet Varney

Janet Varney is an Emmy-Nominated actor, comedian, writer and producer. She can currently be seen fighting dark forces opposite John C. McGinley on IFC's, "Stan Against Evil" and generally being a horrible person as Becca on FXX’s "You’re the Worst." In the animation world, she... Read More →
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Steve Berg

Steve Berg is an actor and improviser who was most recently seen in New Line’s comedy feature "Tag" starring Jon Hamm and Rashida Jones. His credits also include recurring roles on NBC's "The Good Place," ABC's "The Goldbergs," Comedy Central's "Idiotsitter," and BET's "The Comedy... Read More →
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Tom Lenk

Tom Lenk's Film & TV credits include HBO's "Room 104," "American Housewife," "Transparent,” "Fresh Off The Boat," “Good Girls Revolt,” “I Like You Just The Way I am," “Episodes,” “Witches of East End,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “House M.D.,” “Psych,” "Angel... Read More →



Saturday January 12, 2019 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:00pm

Shit Arcade

Sh*t Arcade: Comedians Play Bad Video Games

On "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). $25, All Ages

Artists
avatar for Kat Radley

Kat Radley

Kat Radley is currently a staff writer on "The Daily Show." Her debut comedy album, "The Important Thing Is That I'm Pretty" with Uproar Entertainment premiered at #4 on the iTunes Comedy Charts. Kat has also appeared on FOX’s "Laughs," and has made multiple appearances in many... Read More →
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Lisa Curry

Lisa Curry is an internationally touring comedian and TV writer whose career began as part of Second City Hollywood’s house improv ensemble. In May of 2018, she completed her first tour of the U.K., which kicked off with a sold out headlining show at the prestigious Mach Comedy... Read More →
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Max Scoville

By day, Max Scoville is a video host for IGN, covering games, movies, comics, toys and sometimes interviewing celebrities despite his staggering social anxiety. By night, he records embarrassing podcasts to prevent future employment, including "The Comedy Button," a late-night zoo... 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... Read More →
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Nick Scarpino

Nick Scarpino is a stand-up comedian and professional podcaster. He is a co-founder and host of the popular YouTube channel’s "Kinda Funny," and "Kinda Funny Games."
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Paul Scheer

Paul Scheer is a SAG Award-winning actor, writer and director who has established himself as one of today’s go-to comedic actors in film and television. He recently appeared in the Oscar-nomiated A24 film "The Disaster Artist." On film, Scheer will next be seen alongside Chance... Read More →
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Shanti Charan

Shanti Charan is a Bay Area born and raised comedian and writer. Her bubbly personality and contagious smile lure in audiences and her comedic abilities keep them laughing. She is a Bay Area favorite and a regular at every local club including San Francisco Punch Line and Cobb’s... Read More →
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Solomon Georgio

Solomon Georgio began as a stand up on the Seattle comedy scene and quickly developed his own brand of irreverence. He flawlessly intertwines biting social commentary with stories of his life as an openly gay African immigrant. Solomon was a finalist on NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity... Read More →



Saturday January 12, 2019 10:00pm - 11:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

10:15pm

Capitol PUNishment
The description: Capitol PUNishment is a fast-paced, in-the-moment spectacle that combines everything you love about gameshows, rap-battles, and "dad" jokes, into a unique and hilarious competitive format. Audiences have cheered, groaned, and loved (often all at once) Capitol PUNishment for over two years. The show has enjoyed a nearly year-long string of sold-out performances from Sacramento to Mill Valley, where Capitol PUNishment had a pilot taping at the famous Throckmorton Theater. The show utilizes a PUNwheel to select a random topic, keeping the rotating line-up of four contestants per show (and audiences) on their intellectual toes. Competitors must outlast, outwit, and outpun each other to get to the final round: a boss-battle against creators/producers/all-around pun savants, Daniel Humbarger and Damian Harmony. Mark Burg referees each round, bringing his own brand of wit to the show, and keeps things going at a quick and steady rhythm. Interludes featuring Daniel and Damian facing off using crowd-suggested topics keep the audience engaged and impressed, as the lightning quick duo battle each other, forming puns and trying to out-do each other in real time. Once a tournament champion emerges, he or she moves on to the boss battle, which becomes an endurance run, with the "bosses" having all the advantages. Can the tournament champion survive and defeat Damian and Daniel? Only a handful have! Who's next? $15, All Ages

Artists
avatar for Andy Rider

Andy Rider

Andy Rider is a comedian and writer living in Los Angeles; he is originally from Charleston, South Carolina. He has performed in the Charleston Comedy Festival, New South Comedy Festival and was in the Best of Fest Line-up at North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival. He has opened for... 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 in... Read More →
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Paige Weldon

Paige Weldon is a writer, actor and comedian based in LA. You may know her stand-up from appearances on WNYC’s "2 Dope Queens," Hulu’s "Coming to the Stage," or Fox’s "Laughs." She was also named one of Time Out LA’s top 10 comedians to watch in 2018. You can see her in the... 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... Read More →



Saturday January 12, 2019 10:15pm - 11:45pm
Brava Cabaret 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:30pm

Super Married
John Ross Bowie ("Speechless," "The Big Bang Theory," "The Heat") and Jamie Denbo ("American Princess," "Daddy's Home," "The Heat") met at the UCB Theater and got married. Now, in lieu of couples counseling, they work out their issues by improvising together! Come! Watch! Judge! With an opening set by Toronto comedy duo The Templeton Philharmonic, Hosted by Shawn Felipe. $22, All Ages

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avatar for Jamie Denbo

Jamie Denbo

Jamie Denbo has appeared on FOX's "Brooklyn 99," NBC's "Parks & Recreation," IFC's "Comedy Bang Bang," FX's "Terriers," Showtime's "Episodes" and "Weeds," HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and many others. She recently co-starred in "The Heat," starring Sandra Bullock & Melissa McCarthy... Read More →
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John Ross Bowie

JOHN ROSS BOWIE plays Jimmy Dimeo on ABC’S "Speechless." Other appearances include "The Big Bang Theory," "Veep," "Episodes," "Love," "Fresh off the Boat" and a lot of shows where you think he’s the killer but then it turns out he’s not.
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Shawn Felipe

Honolulu, Hawaii comedian, actor and personality, Shawn Felipe is known for his laconic and clever real-life stories as they expand internationally. His Live, Stand -Up Comedy stretches around the globe from the USA to Countries overseas such as Singapore, Canada, Japan, Korea and... Read More →
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The Templeton Philharmonic

The Templeton Philharmonic are a Toronto-based comedy duo comprised of Gwynne Phillips (HBO's "Sensitive Skin," CBC's "Kim's Convenience") and Briana Templeton (SyFy's "The Expanse," The Comedy Network's "The Beaverton"). The two are known for their sketches which blend period pieces... Read More →



Saturday January 12, 2019 10:30pm - Sunday January 13, 2019 12:00am
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

10:30pm

Standup Spotlight: Martha Kelly & Mary Lynn Rajskub
Martha Kelly is a stand-up comedian and actor based out of Austin, TX. She performs at clubs around the country and plays the character “Martha Brooks” on the critically acclaimed FX show “Baskets,” starring Zach Galifianakis and Louis Anderson. Her Comedy Central Half Hour special is available at www.cc.com.

Best known for her unconventional portrayal of ‘Chloe' on the highly rated "24" for Fox, Mary Lynn Rajskub can be seen in Universal’s comedy film "Night School" alongside Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish. She recently appeared in the Amazon pilot "Highston", on "Brooklyn 99", and on the critically lauded "The Girlfriend Experience" for STARZ. On the big screen, Mary Lynn was seen this summer as a lead in the indie "In Search of Fellini" with Maria Bello and "Wilson" with Woody Harrelson and Judy Greer. Other films include, the Duplass Brothers' "Safety Not Guaranteed" and "The Kings of Summer" which she starred in with Alison Brie, Nick Offerman, and Megan Mullally. Additional credits include "Arrested Development", "Little Miss Sunshine", "Mr. Show", "Larry Sanders", "Julie and Julia", Paul Thomas Anderson’s "Punch Drunk Love" and "Sunshine Cleaning". $35/$25, ages 18+

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Dewayne Perkins

Dewayne Perkins is a New York based Chicago born and raised writer/comedian, who TimeOut New York recently named a Breakout LGBQT Comedian to watch. Dewayne is currently a writer on Michelle Wolf's Netflix late night show “The Break with Michelle Wolf” and recently wrote for the... Read More →
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Martha Kelly

Martha Kelly is a stand-up comedian based out of Austin, TX. She has been featured on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," Comedy Central's "Premium Blend," "Last Comic Standing," and "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson." Most recently, she landed her acting debut playing the role... Read More →
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Mary Lynn Rajskub

Best known for her unconventional portrayal of ‘Chloe' on the highly rated "24" for Fox, Mary Lynn Rajskub can be seen in Universal’s comedy film "Night School" alongside Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish. She recently appeared in the Amazon pilot "Highston," on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine... Read More →



Saturday January 12, 2019 10:30pm - Sunday January 13, 2019 12:00am
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

10:30pm

Vintage Basement with Max & Nicky

Vintage Basement (presented by Learn From Me Comedy) is a monthly Neo-Retro night of stand-up comedy and music. Max & Nicky will have you falling in love with their quirky, absurd antics and dovelike musical stylings as they welcome the additional talents of four hilarious headlining stand-up comics as well as a few surprises. Past guests have included Judah Friedlander, Todd Barry, Jo Firestone, Reggie Watts, Aparna Nancherla and many more. Vintage Basement with Max & Nicky happens every 3rd Monday of the month at Under St. Marks Theater in Manhattan's East Village. This is a partially seated show—arrive early for a seat. $20, ages 21+

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avatar for Alex Falcone

Alex Falcone

I'm Alex. I'm a comedian and writer living in Portland, OR. I won Portland's Funniest Person in 2018 which is kindof a big deal. I've been on the IFC show "Portlandia" a handful of times and I've appeared at bunch of comedy festivals including Bridgetown, Bumbershoot, SF Sketchfest... Read More →
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Andrew Michaan

Andrew Michaan is the only comedian / actor / writer in Los Angeles. He has performed regularly at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, the Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival, SF Sketchfest, and the Riot LA Comedy Festival. He grew up in the woods of Colorado, did some more growing up... Read More →
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Jena Friedman

Jena Friedman is a stand up comedian, writer and filmmaker. She has worked as a field producer at "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and has written for "Late Show with David Letterman." Her critically acclaimed stand up special, "American Cunt," is now available on iTunes and her... Read More →
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Max & Nicky

Max & Nicky are Max and Nicky Weinbach from Los Angeles, CA. After staging two very triumphant original musicals in 2013 (Nicky’s "Made in China" and Max’s "A Match Made in Hell") and many awesome 60s-style variety shows in San Francisco, the twins are still going strong with... Read More →



Saturday January 12, 2019 10:30pm - Sunday January 13, 2019 12:00am
Cafe du Nord 2174 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94114

11:00pm

Granny Cart Gangstas,"Queer and Now" from Martini Ranch and Spooky Dookie

SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! $15, All Ages

Due to a change in their schedule, Good Hombres is no longer appearing. Spooky Dookie has been added.

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"Queer and Now" from Martini Ranch

Martini Ranch is Austin's only all LGBTQIA-identifying sketch comedy troupe. Described by the Austin Chronicle as "a delight," their sketches range from emotionally gut-wrenching to explosively absurd. Whether addressing the difficulty of coming out to an aging Catholic abuelita or... Read More →
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Chris Estrada

Comedian/writer Chris Estrada was born and raised in South Central and Inglewood, where he spent his formative years running from loose pit bulls, getting robbed, and geeking out over comic books and punk rock. His standup blends sharp joke writing with absurd musings about the environment... Read More →
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Granny Cart Gangstas

We are all Asian American women sketch comedy group birthed from the black-box stage of Bindlestiff Studio. Founded by Aureen Almario and Ava Tong in 2007, the GCG crew have been performing their sketches since 2013 including Rise of the Red Dawn, No Happy Endings, Ladies and the... Read More →
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Spooky Dookie

Spooky Dookie is Chicago's premiere two-woman female sketch duo. Their comedy is dark and polished, like a river stone. Your laughter will be loud and raucous, like a river stone.They have written and performed five original sketch revues at The Second City, The Annoyance, and iO... Read More →



Saturday January 12, 2019 11:00pm - Sunday January 13, 2019 12:30am
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St., San Francisco, CA 94102

11:30pm

Couples Therapy with Naomi Ekperigin and Andy Beckerman
Couples Therapy is a new podcast hosted by real-life comedian couple Naomi Ekperigin and Andy Beckerman. Based on the popular live show of the same name, the Couples Therapy podcast will mix hilarious live stand-up sets with in-studio deep dives into the relationships between comedian couples and friends. Audiences will get to hear some of their favorite--and soon-to-be-favorite--comedians talk about their connections to the people closest to them. You'll hear from siblings who aren't thrilled to be roommates now that they're adults; two buddies who get a lot of material from their weekend partying; and exes who realized it was way healthier for both of them if they broke up. As guests share their stories, Naomi and Andy explore their ownrelationship both on stage and in the studio. Open your hearts and loosen your butts cause Couples Therapy mixes all the laughs of a stand-up comedy show with all the intimacy of a private therapy sesh! $25, ages 18+

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Andy Beckerman

Andy Beckerman has been writing and performing comedy since 2009. Currently, he is writing a pilot for CBS Studios and developing a show with Pretty Matches Productions. In 2016, he co-created and executive produced a comedic pilot about race called Inside Caucasia for truTV and served... Read More →
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Arden Myrin

Actress, writer and comedian Arden Myrin became a new cast member on Showtime’s "Shameless" Season 7, and will be on the upcoming Netflix series "Insatiable." She recently appeared in the world premiere of Steve Martin’s new play "Meteor Shower." As a comedian Arden headlines... Read More →
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Bryan Safi

Bryan is the co-host and co-creator of the "Throwing Shade" podcast, live show and TV show. As an actor, you’ve seen him on shows like "Modern Family," "The Big Bang Theory," "Superstore," and as Charlie in the Will Ferrell/Kristen Wiig Lifetime original movie opus "A Deadly Adoption... Read More →
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Couples Therapy

Couples Therapy is a podcast co-hosted by Naomi Ekperigin and Andy Beckerman, where stand-up lovers, ex-lovers, siblings & friends do sets together about their relationships. It's all he fun of a comedy show mixed with the intimacy of a private therapy sesh! Naomi is a Los Angeles-based... Read More →
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Jamie Denbo

Jamie Denbo has appeared on FOX's "Brooklyn 99," NBC's "Parks & Recreation," IFC's "Comedy Bang Bang," FX's "Terriers," Showtime's "Episodes" and "Weeds," HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and many others. She recently co-starred in "The Heat," starring Sandra Bullock & Melissa McCarthy... Read More →
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John Ross Bowie

JOHN ROSS BOWIE plays Jimmy Dimeo on ABC’S "Speechless." Other appearances include "The Big Bang Theory," "Veep," "Episodes," "Love," "Fresh off the Boat" and a lot of shows where you think he’s the killer but then it turns out he’s not.
avatar for Naomi Ekperigin

Naomi Ekperigin

Naomi Ekperigin is an actor, stand-up, and writer. She's written for NBC’s “Great News”, Comedy Central’s “Broad City” and HBO's upcoming "Mrs. Fletcher". You've seen her stand up on "Late Night with Seth Meyers," '2 Dope Queens' on HBO, and her own Comedy Central Half... Read More →



Saturday January 12, 2019 11:30pm - Sunday January 13, 2019 1:00am
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
 
Sunday, January 13
 

9:00am

Brunches with Funches: Giggles & Nibbles with Ron Funches and Friends
Do you like to enjoy a delicious brunch and then giggle with a cuddly comedian? Then this weird and special event is for you! Join Ron Funches and his friends as they perform comedy while you nibble on assorted brunch delectables.

Ron Funches is a triple threat. He is an excellent stand up comedian, actor and writer. Ron has built an impressive acting resume. Whether it's lending his voice to projects like "Trolls," "Bob's Burgers," and "Adventure Time." Or his memorable acting roles on "The Goldbergs," "Black•ish,"  "New Girl," "Transparent," "Powerless," and "Undateable." He even made being a gang member likable in the film "Get Hard." His personal appearances include "Conan," "The Tonight Show," "@midnight," "Chopped," "Cupcake Wars" and many more. Ron is a great writer too. His writing credits include "The Eric Andre Show," "Kroll Show" and several television pilots. Look for Ron's one hour stand up comedy special "Giggle Fit" on Comedy Central coming out in January 2019.

Ron is also a pretty solid dad and friend. He lives in Southern California with his son. $60 (includes brunch buffet), Ages 18+

Doors & brunch at 9am, show at 10am

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Emmy Blotnick

EMMY is a stand-up/actress/writer based in NY. She has appeared on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," where she is also a staff writer. Previously, she was head writer for the Comedy Central series "The President Show." She recently shot a half hour stand-up special for Comedy... Read More →
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Hari Kondabolu

Hari Kondabolu is a Brooklyn-based comedian and writer who the NY Times has described as “one of the most exciting political comics in stand-up today.” His new album "Mainstream American Comic" is a follow-up to his critically acclaimed debut "Waiting for 2042," which was also... Read More →
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Ron Funches

Ron Funches is a triple threat. He is an excellent stand up comedian, actor and writer.Ron has built an impressive acting resume. Whether it's lending his voice to projects like "Trolls," "Bob's Burgers," and "Adventure Time." Or his memorable acting roles on "The Goldbergs," "Black•ish... Read More →


Sunday January 13, 2019 9:00am - 11:30am
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

10:00am

Kevin McDonald Improv and Sketch Workshop

Join Kevin McDonald of the Kids in the Hall as he brings his sold-out workshop back to SF Sketchfest for a 6th year. Through this two-day, seven hour per-day intensive, Kevin will teach a small group of actors how to write comedy through performance and use improv as a writing tool. By the end of the workshop, you will be able to write sketches through improv.The workshop will warm up with improv games to help sharpen storytelling skills, and evolve until students are doing their own improvised scenes in small groups. You will then take these improvised scenes, work on them and make them into full comedy sketches. Kevin will go from group to group, helping and guiding with the "writing" of each scene. Each group will then have the opportunity to present their sketch. After getting notes, revising and presenting the scenes again, the workshop will end with the groups going off and actually finalizing their scenes. The now fully written scenes will be performed one last time for everyone. This workshop will improve your acting and writing skills, and will teach you how both skills work in unison to create great scenes and hilarious comedy. And if prompted, Kevin will tell lots of stories about the Kids in the Hall.

NOTE: This workshop meets both Saturday 1/12 and Sunday 1/13, 10am-5pm. Ticket price includes both days.
$300

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Kevin McDonald

Comedian, actor, writer and director Kevin McDonald founded “The Kids in the Hall” with friend Dave Foley, after they met in Toronto at Second City, and the television series ran from 1988-1995. In the troupe's television series and stage shows, he portrays several popular recurring... Read More →



Sunday January 13, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

11:00am

Story Pirates with special guest Dave Foley
From the creators of the #1 podcast for families comes a hilarious musical sketch comedy show, based on stories written by real kids! The Story Pirates aren’t your typical swashbuckling sailors, and they don’t steal gold; they’re some of the best comedians from New York and Los Angeles, searching for kids’ wildest, most imaginative ideas to adapt and perform. Featuring hits from their award winning album "Nothing Is Impossible", the Story Pirates Live includes guitar playing horses, magic rhinos and exclusive videos that’ll blow your mind. Plus, at every performance, the cast improvises a brand new story written on the spot by the kids in the audience. This highly interactive show sparks the imaginations of kids and adults alike, inspiring everyone in the family to start telling their own stories. As Lin-Manuel Miranda recently exclaimed, “Have you not seen Story Pirates yet? Get on that.” $25, All Ages

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Dave Foley

Dave Foley was born and raised in Toronto where he attended alternative high schools. While there, he began writing stand-up comedy for a creative writing project. His interest in improv led him to comedy workshops, where he met and teamed with Kevin McDonald. They became “The Kids... Read More →



Sunday January 13, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

1:00pm

Kondabolu Brothers Podcast
The Kondabolu Brothers (Hari and Ashok) like to talk each other ALOT. Watch them get into heated conversations about religion, gentrification, racism, and baseball. Watch Ashok drink 2 liters of tea in an hour without urinating once. Watch them infuriate each other with their patented brand of spontaneous and incisive fraternal psycho-analysis. Watch them go off on tangents with widely varying levels of success. Anything is possible during this freewheeling, mind-melting performance. $35/$25, ages 18+

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Ashok Kondabolu

Ashok “Dap” Kondabolu is a writer, artist and performer from Queens. He was most notably a member of influential rap group Das Racist, a rap group which toured throughout the world and played Primavera, Bumbershoot, Bonnaroo, Carnegie Hall, and many venues across the world. They... Read More →
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Hari Kondabolu

Hari Kondabolu is a Brooklyn-based comedian and writer who the NY Times has described as “one of the most exciting political comics in stand-up today.” His new album "Mainstream American Comic" is a follow-up to his critically acclaimed debut "Waiting for 2042," which was also... Read More →



Sunday January 13, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

1:00pm

Pardon My Tangent
Janeane Garofalo and Arden Myrin give the makers of Ritalin a run for their money in this comedy podcast. These two ladies have surrendered to the fact that they can never stay on the same train of thought for more than a few minutes and it works for them. Together they lead their comedy and celebrity guests on a winding trail of topics. $25, All Ages

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Arden Myrin

Actress, writer and comedian Arden Myrin became a new cast member on Showtime’s "Shameless" Season 7, and will be on the upcoming Netflix series "Insatiable." She recently appeared in the world premiere of Steve Martin’s new play "Meteor Shower." As a comedian Arden headlines... Read More →
avatar for Bryan Safi

Bryan Safi

Bryan is the co-host and co-creator of the "Throwing Shade" podcast, live show and TV show. As an actor, you’ve seen him on shows like "Modern Family," "The Big Bang Theory," "Superstore," and as Charlie in the Will Ferrell/Kristen Wiig Lifetime original movie opus "A Deadly Adoption... 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,” “Steal... Read More →
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Rob Benedict

ROB BENEDICT is an actor best known for his roles in TV and films including “Supernatural,” “Felicity,” and the movie "Waiting". He is perhaps best known as the prophet turned God, “Chuck Shurley” in the CW series, “Supernatural” in which he has recurred into its 13th... Read More →
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Steve Berg

Steve Berg is an actor and improviser who was most recently seen in New Line’s comedy feature "Tag" starring Jon Hamm and Rashida Jones. His credits also include recurring roles on NBC's "The Good Place," ABC's "The Goldbergs," Comedy Central's "Idiotsitter," and BET's "The Comedy... Read More →



Sunday January 13, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

1:00pm

Reductress Satire Writing Workshop (SOLD OUT)

This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Learn the fundamentals of satire writing with editors of Reductress. We will discuss how to draw ideas from current events, construct a strong headline, and craft a well-formed piece. $60, All Ages

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avatar for Eva Victor

Eva Victor

Eva Victor is an actor, writer and comedian originally from San Francisco. She is an editor at Reductress and an actor with the Story Pirates. You can see her on "MTV Decoded" and "The Special Without Brett Davis." Or, catch her co-hosting the monthly Reductress show "Haha Wow!" and... Read More →
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Taylor Garron

Taylor Garron is an actress, standup comedian, and comedy writer based out of Brooklyn. She's an editor at Reductress, and her writing can be found in numerous comedy publications, such as College Humor and The Onion. Her favorite credit is that she was a cast member on the PBS Kids... Read More →


Sunday January 13, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St., San Francisco, CA 94102

4:00pm

Not Too Deep with Grace Helbig
You know those podcasts where famous people recount their lives and careers, and then things get emotional? That is NOT this show! Hosted by internet superstar Grace Helbig, "Not Too Deep" is a ridiculous, silly, and unapologetically superficial interview podcast, that is more about the laffs than about the feels. $30, All Ages

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Grace Helbig

Grace Helbig is the creator and star of “Its Grace”, for which she’s been awarded a Webby and the award winning web series "DailyGrace". She has starred in and produced the films “Dirty 30”, “Electra Woman & Dyna Girl” and “Camp Takota”, as well as 2 seasons of the... Read More →



Sunday January 13, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

4:00pm

SF Sketchfest Tribute: W. Kamau Bell in conversation with Hari Kondabolu
SF Sketchfest pays tribute to a homegrown comedy hero, the Bay Area's own W. Kamau Bell, who will sit down for an in-depth conversation with his longtime friend and fellow comedian Hari Kondabolu.

W. Kamau Bell is a sociopolitical comedian and the host of the Emmy Award winning CNN docu-series "United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell." He recently made his Netflix debut with the stand-up comedy special, "Private School Negro." Kamau has a book with the easy-to-remember title "The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: Tales of a 6' 4", African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama's Boy, Dad, and Stand-Up Comedian." He is the director of the critically-acclaimed documentary "Cultureshock: Chris Rock’s Bring the Pain." Kamau has hosted three critically acclaimed podcasts: "Kamau Right Now!," "Politically Re-Active," and "Denzel Washington is The Greatest Actor of All Time Period." Kamau is on the advisory board of Hollaback! and Donors Choose and is the ACLU Celebrity Ambassador for Racial Justice. The New York Times called Kamau “the most promising new talent in political comedy in many years.” Kamau has been nominated for multiple NAACP Image Awards and a GLAAD award, and he was featured on Conde Nast’s ‘Daring 25’ list for 2016. The SF Weekly called Kamau “smart, stylish, and very much in the mold of politically outspoken comedians like Dave Chappelle,” though he was mostly just excited that they called him “handsome.” The New Yorker said, “Bell’s gimmick is intersectional progressivism: he treats racial, gay, and women’s issues as inseparable.” Kamau is also known for his criminally short-lived FX & FXX comedy series, "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell." Kamau still finds time to travel to college campuses around the country, performing his his one man show that inspired "Totally Biased," "The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in About an Hour." Kamau’s writing has been featured in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, The Hollywood Reporter, CNN.com, Salon, The LA Review of Books, The Establishment. (One time, on his website, Kamau wrote about getting kicked out of The Elmwood Cafe in Berkeley on his birthday because they thought he was harassing his wife. Listen to his appearance on "This American Life" for all the details.) $35/$25, All Ages

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Hari Kondabolu

Hari Kondabolu is a Brooklyn-based comedian and writer who the NY Times has described as “one of the most exciting political comics in stand-up today.” His new album "Mainstream American Comic" is a follow-up to his critically acclaimed debut "Waiting for 2042," which was also... Read More →
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W. Kamau Bell

W. Kamau Bell is a sociopolitical comedian and the host of the Emmy Award winning CNN docu-series "United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell." He recently made his Netflix debut with the stand-up comedy special, "Private School Negro." Kamau has a book with the easy-to-remember... Read More →



Sunday January 13, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

4:20pm

The Benson Movie Interruption: "Fifty Shades Freed"
Comedian Doug Benson (“Super High Me,” “Chronic-Con,” and the "Doug Loves Movies” podcast) and mystery comedy guests sit in the front row of the theater and say whatever silly stuff pops into their heads. $25, All Ages

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Doug Benson

Doug Benson is known for his popular podcasts (including “Doug Loves Movies” and "Getting Doug With High"), films ("Super High Me,” “The Greatest Movie Ever Rolled,” "Chronic-Con: Episode 420"), appearances on TV shows like "@midnight," "The Trailer Park Boys" and "You're... Read More →



Sunday January 13, 2019 4:20pm - 6:30pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

5:30pm

Traumatized with Erin and Jason

Traumatized with Erin and Jason is a comedy podcast in which we rewatch the children's movies that terrified us as kids, and reexamine them in the cold light of adulthood. This means that we make jokes about them. We cover children's movies and TV shows from our own childhoods, which keeps us in focused in the '80s and mid-'90s, though we will occasionally talk about movies from the '70s if it's a real classic or heavily requested. Erin is a lifelong performer, with a background in theater, improv, and occasional stand-up. Jason is a musician and DJ, and he has a Master's degree in film studies, which means he actually knows what he's talking about, so there is actual knowledge interspersed with the fast-paced banter, pop culture references, and puns. A few reviews from our listeners: "...I found this podcast, listened to the first few episodes, and now I'm hooked. Nostalgia, humor, bafflement over the things our parents were willing to stick in the VCR to buy a few hours of quiet from us -- what more could I ask for in a podcast?" "Erin is quick and hilarious and I love her use of regional and cultural touchstones. Jason is equally sharp and funny, and they play off one another so well!" "Packed with clever analysis, probing questions, edifying facts (think corkscrew duck weiners) and good - and bad - jokes a mile a minute, they're perverse and wildly entertaining." (OK, that one was from Jason's mom, but she's honest.) FREE, All Ages

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Traumatized with Erin and Jason

"Traumatized" was born when Erin Ridgeway and Jason Apple realized that every time they had a conversation, they were hosting a podcast in their own minds, so they added mics to make it a reality. When they discovered they had both been personally victimized by Tim Burton's "Batman... Read More →



Sunday January 13, 2019 5:30pm - 7:00pm
PianoFight Bar 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

7:00pm

Nipsey, Secret Family and Spooky Dookie

SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! $15, All Ages

Due to a change in their schedule, Good Hombres is no longer appearing. Spooky Dookie has been added.

Artists
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Andie Main

Andie Main is a Portland based comedian who just completed moderating and writing the show A Town Hall with Paul Ryan starring Chris Fairbanks, which toured in midwestern swingstates the day after Paul Ryan announced his retirement. There is no possible reason that Paul Ryan retired... Read More →
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Nipsey

After a successful 2-year run on UCB's Maude Night, Nipsey was promoted to their own biweekly show as UCBTNY's premiere house sketch team - and they've held that position for the past 2 years. Nipsey is comprised of some of New York City's best actors and writers, whose credits include... Read More →
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Secret Family

Secret Family is a student run, written, and directed sketch comedy group at UC Santa Cruz. Founded in 2012, Secret Family has brought the funniest, weirdest, and, yes, the coolest sketch comedy performances that the University of California has ever seen. These college kids will... Read More →
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Spooky Dookie

Spooky Dookie is Chicago's premiere two-woman female sketch duo. Their comedy is dark and polished, like a river stone. Your laughter will be loud and raucous, like a river stone.They have written and performed five original sketch revues at The Second City, The Annoyance, and iO... Read More →



Sunday January 13, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St., San Francisco, CA 94102

7:00pm

Live from the Alamo
Remember The Alamo -- and the time that you saw SF Sketchfest take over House 5 for a series of stand-up comedy showcases with some of the best emerging joke tellers in the nation! And a few from Canada, too. $18, 18+ unless accompanied by an adult

Artists
avatar for Andy Rider

Andy Rider

Andy Rider is a comedian and writer living in Los Angeles; he is originally from Charleston, South Carolina. He has performed in the Charleston Comedy Festival, New South Comedy Festival and was in the Best of Fest Line-up at North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival. He has opened for... Read More →
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Atsuko Okatsuka

Atsuko's comedy has been described by Margaret Cho as "a silent slow fart that fills up a room with laughter." She tours around the U.S. at colleges & universities as well as with "Dis/orient/ed Comedy," the first ever all Asian, mostly female stand up comedy tour. She uses her whimsical... 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 Bay Area showcases Resistance is Fertile, Brave New Jokes, Jokelandish, and regular fundraiser... Read More →
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Dan Kapr

Dan Kapr was born with part of his face missing, and since then he’s only gotten funnier. Dan spent years working a variety of jobs, but one day, while handling urine samples for carnival employees, he thought to himself, “Now that I’ve achieved all my dreams, how can I give... Read More →
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Emma Haney

Since 2010, Emma Haney has been delighting audiences with her dry, absurdist wit at comedy clubs and colleges up and down the West Coast. She was a semi finalist in the Las Vegas women’s World Series of comedy. She has opened for Scott Capurro and Sara Tiana, and most recently has... Read More →
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Gary Hughes

There isn't a better feeling in the world than making people laugh, at least Gary Hughes thinks so. The Oakland native sets out to let his humor be known amongst mammels all around. Also, he knows as long as they keep letting him write his own bios he can treat this like an interview... Read More →
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JoAnn Schinderle

Schinderle has a snarky storytelling style that will make you feel like she's your best friend letting you in on a secret. It's been written that JoAnn brings an infectious, hammy energy that still seems sincere. She tells jokes that feel colloquial even though they're carefully crafted... Read More →
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Kevin O'Shea

Commonly described as clever, absurd, awkward but in a funny way and too smart for his own good, Kevin O’Shea has been on IFC and ComedyCentral.com. He is a favorite of comedy festivals such as The SF SketchFest and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival. In 2012 he co-founded Cynic Cave... Read More →
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Paige Weldon

Paige Weldon is a writer, actor and comedian based in LA. You may know her stand-up from appearances on WNYC’s "2 Dope Queens," Hulu’s "Coming to the Stage," or Fox’s "Laughs." She was also named one of Time Out LA’s top 10 comedians to watch in 2018. You can see her in the... Read More →



Sunday January 13, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Alamo Drafthouse at the New Mission 2550 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:30pm

Cartoon Network's "We Bare Bears" IRL in the Bay Area
Bring on the bearstack! Join the cast and crew of Cartoon Network’s Emmy-nominated series "We Bare Bears" for their SF Sketchfest debut! Get ready for a laugh out loud improv game based on live drawings of the beloved bear bros, see an all-new exclusive episode from the hit animated series and more.

Scheduled to appear:
Bobby Moynihan, voice of Panda
Eric Edelstein, voice of Grizz
Daniel Chong, Creator
Lauren Sassen, Creative Director
Manny Hernandez, Supervising Director
Mikey Heller, Head Writer

$35/$25, All Ages

Artists
avatar for Bobby Moynihan

Bobby Moynihan

Bobby Moynihan was a cast member on "SNL” for nine seasons. He quickly became a leading man on CBS’s "Me, Myself & I”. He can also be seen on Netflix’s "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," and he's upcoming on IFC's "Documentary Now." Moynihan's other television credits include "Girls... Read More →
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Daniel Chong

Daniel Chong is a two-time Annie Award winner and the creator of the Emmy-nominated animated series, "We Bare Bears," produced by Cartoon Network Studios. In 2018, "We Bare Bears" won its first Annie Award in the Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production for Children category... Read More →
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Eric Edelstein

Eric Edelstein is an actor, improv performer and writer who has amassed some fantastic comedic work throughout his time in Los Angeles. Eric is currently voicing the role of ‘Grizz’ in "We Bare Bears" and ‘Chad’ in "Clarence" for Cartoon Network. Eric has had recurring roles... Read More →
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Lauren Sassen

Lauren Sassen is the Creative Director of Cartoon Network’s BAFTA and Annie Award winning show, "We Bare Bears."  After graduating from Laguna College of Art and Design, she worked for a short time in stop motion animation. Sassen began her career at Cartoon Network Studios in... Read More →
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Manny Hernandez

Manny Hernandez is the supervising director of Cartoon Network’s Emmy nominated series "We Bare Bears." He attended Cal Arts and has worked as a board artist at Pixar Animation Studios with credits appearing on "Monsters University" and "Inside Out."
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Mikey Heller

Mikey Heller is an LA-based writer, comedian, and cartoonist. He’s the head-writer of Cartoon Network’s Emmy nominated series "We Bare Bears." His other credits include Cartoon Network’s "Unikitty!," Comedy Central’s "Saturday Morning-ish Cartoons," and his webcomic "Time... Read More →



Sunday January 13, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

7:30pm

This Might Get Weird with Grace Helbig and Mamrie Hart

Grace, an introvert from Jersey, and Mamrie, a firecracker from North Carolina are best friends sharing stories of their personal shenanigans, venting about pop culture nonsense and talking through new, dumb things that caught their attention. This is a partially seated show—arrive early for a seat. $30, 21+

Artists
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Grace Helbig

Grace Helbig is the creator and star of “Its Grace”, for which she’s been awarded a Webby and the award winning web series "DailyGrace". She has starred in and produced the films “Dirty 30”, “Electra Woman & Dyna Girl” and “Camp Takota”, as well as 2 seasons of the... Read More →
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Mamrie Hart

Mamrie Hart is an actress, comedian and New York Times Best-selling author who established a stand-out presence in the Pop Culture zeitgeist with her popular YouTube Channel, "You Deserve a Drink." Reaching over 3 million followers across her social media channels, her influence as... Read More →



Sunday January 13, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94114

7:30pm

Reductress presents Haha...WOW!
With Reductress editors Taylor Garron and Eva Victor

An extension of our popular monthly show in New York and Los Angeles, your hosts Taylor and Eva take you through the weird world of Reductress alongside some of our favorite stand-ups and comedians. $30/20, ages 18+

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Eva Victor

Eva Victor is an actor, writer and comedian originally from San Francisco. She is an editor at Reductress and an actor with the Story Pirates. You can see her on "MTV Decoded" and "The Special Without Brett Davis." Or, catch her co-hosting the monthly Reductress show "Haha Wow!" and... Read More →
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Jena Friedman

Jena Friedman is a stand up comedian, writer and filmmaker. She has worked as a field producer at "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and has written for "Late Show with David Letterman." Her critically acclaimed stand up special, "American Cunt," is now available on iTunes and her... Read More →
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Naomi Ekperigin

Naomi Ekperigin is an actor, stand-up, and writer. She's written for NBC’s “Great News”, Comedy Central’s “Broad City” and HBO's upcoming "Mrs. Fletcher". You've seen her stand up on "Late Night with Seth Meyers," '2 Dope Queens' on HBO, and her own Comedy Central Half... Read More →
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Sabrina Jalees

Sabrina is currently in a deal at WBTV where she is developing with Diablo Cody. She just sold her project "Hanging On" to FBC where she will write and star, with Diablo Cody executive producing through WBTV. Previously, she shot a quarter hour special for Netflix and was an Executive... Read More →
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Taylor Garron

Taylor Garron is an actress, standup comedian, and comedy writer based out of Brooklyn. She's an editor at Reductress, and her writing can be found in numerous comedy publications, such as College Humor and The Onion. Her favorite credit is that she was a cast member on the PBS Kids... Read More →



Sunday January 13, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

8:00pm

Quiz-o-Tron
Quiz-o-Tron is the world’s greatest science-themed comedy panel quiz show of all time! The show pits scientists against comedians in a rapid-fire competition that tests both knowledge and wit. Since 2010, the show has been entertaining audiences while simultaneously educating them and sometimes disgusting them. Very rarely, audience members are forced to reconsider their own relative insignificance in the universe and wonder what it all truly means. $20, All Ages

Artists
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Keith Lowell Jensen

Keith Lowell Jensen writes autobiographical fan fiction. He is funny, and sincere, and is trying to be a good human.He will add to his pile of comedy albums and specials when he records, "Not For Rehire" for 800 Pound Gorilla Records in February of 2019.In 2018 Jensen's first book... Read More →
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Rebecca Watson

Rebecca Watson is the founder of the "Skepchick Network," a collection of sites focused on science and critical thinking. She has written for outlets such as Slate, Popular Science, and the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. In addition to hosting Quiz-o-Tron, a rowdy, live quiz show... Read More →



Sunday January 13, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

Deep Night with Dale's Vortex Variety Hour

Join wellness guru and possible cult leader, Dale Seever (comedian James Bewley) as he welcomes a stellar lineup of comedians, musicians, and noted experts for a cosmically-attuned variety show with a focus on the future. Will we need gills to survive? Can I marry a drone? Are ghosts still a thing in 2040? Dale explores all these questions and more as he plummets through a range of possible timelines with help from his guests: The Templeton Philharmonic, razor sharp sketch comedy duo; Rose Eveleth, host of the Flash Forward podcast; Sureni Weerasekera, stand-up comedian; Comics of the Future, time traveling comedy partners; Francesca Fiorentini, comedian and journalist; playwright Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, reading a new work; a video by Cole Kush; a visit from Dale’s ex-wife; and other surprises. Featuring psychedelic sounds from the band, Agouti. $15, All Ages

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Agouti

Agouti is a psychedelic rock band that surfaced from songwriter and producer Carmen Caruso after a trip to Costa Rica’s cloud forests. Escaping from chronic fatigue and dysfunctional routine, she ruminated on what to do next. Caruso realized many of her musical facets - early experiences... Read More →
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Dale Seever

Your guide through the Deep Night is noted wellness advisor and entertainer, Dale Seever. Wearing his signature black turtleneck and owl-shaped amulet, Dale opens up a portal to an hour of regrets, revelations, and rising stars. Dale has performed across the country to sold-out halls... Read More →
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Deep Night with Dale's Vortex Variety Hour

Host of the long-running Deep Night podcast, Dale Seever is the alter ego of Brooklyn-based performer and writer James Bewley. He has presented work both as Dale and under his own name, as part of numerous comedy and storytelling events around the country including SF Sketchfest... Read More →
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Francesca Fiorentini

Francesca Fiorentini is a B-list Internet personality and stand up comic known for her work on Newsbroke on AJ+ (2013-2018). She is been behind viral hits like “The Real Deal with the U.S. Mexico Border”, monologues like “How the Rich Want to Keep You Dumb." and sketches like... Read More →
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Peter Sinn Nachtrieb

Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, 6’6”, is a San Francisco-based playwright whose written a bunch of plays and won a bunch of prizes.  His work has been seen off-Broadway and across the country including at Ars Nova, Woolly Mammoth, Seattle Repertory, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Southern... Read More →
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Rose Eveleth

Rose Eveleth is a producer, designer, writer and animator. She's dabbled in everything from research on pelagic invertebrates to animations about beer to podcasts about fake tumbleweed farms. These days, she explores how humans tangle with science and technology. She's been a columnist... Read More →
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Sureni Weerasekera

Sureni Weerasekera is a Sri Lankan-born, San Diego-raised, & San Francisco-based stand up comedian, actor and writer. Currently suffering a college sentence at UC Berkeley by her immigrant parents, comedian Sureni Weerasekera combines her puppy-like heart with the void where her soul... Read More →
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The Templeton Philharmonic

The Templeton Philharmonic are a Toronto-based comedy duo comprised of Gwynne Phillips (HBO's "Sensitive Skin," CBC's "Kim's Convenience") and Briana Templeton (SyFy's "The Expanse," The Comedy Network's "The Beaverton"). The two are known for their sketches which blend period pieces... Read More →



Sunday January 13, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm

The Roast of Peaches Christ
Peaches Christ has been shocking and entertaining people from all over the world with her unique combination of Golden Age Hollywood and Slasher Horror humor for more than 20 years. The alter-ego of Joshua Grannell, who turns 45 this night, Peaches Christ is a San Francisco treasure, one of its deepest, darkest jewels that has had audiences rolling in the seats and aisles of both The Castro and the late-lamented Bridge, where her now legendary cult movie series, "Midnight Mass," was born back in the summer of 1998. We invite you to come to The Castro tonight for this celebration, destruction, and rebuilding-with-love of all things Peaches Christ as we roast this Bloody Queen of Queens within an inch of her life. Some of her nearest and dearest friends are here for this one-night-only experience, bound to keep us all laughing through the rest of the year with brilliant zingers and one-liners like only a roast of this magnitude can do. Confirmed roasters include Clea DuVall, Heklina, Heather Matarazzo, Jinkx Monsoon, Cassandra Peterson (aka Elvira, Mistress of the Dark), Sister Roma, Mink Stole, and Roast Mistress Coco Peru, and special surprise guests!

Tier 1 - $75 VIP Seating in Front Orchestra & Post-show reception with members of the cast
Tier 2 - $40 Middle Orchestra
Tier 3 - $30 Rear Orchestra/Balcony
All seating general admission within sections
All Ages

Artists
avatar for Cassandra Peterson (aka Elvira, Mistress of the Dark)

Cassandra Peterson (aka Elvira, Mistress of the Dark)

When you hear the name Elvira only one person comes to mind... Halloween icon and quintessential symbol of all things spooky, the one and only Mistress of the Dark.Back in 1981, who could have imagined the hostess of a local Hollywood Horror movie show would grow to become a household... Read More →
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Clea DuVall

Clea DuVall has been one of Hollywood’s most sought-after talents for over 20 years.  She is admired by many as a gifted actor and has recently garnered attention for her work behind the camera including recognition by The Alice Initiatives as one of the industry’s top 20 rising... Read More →
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Coco Peru

Storyteller/monologist Miss Coco Peru aka Clinton Leupp got his/her start as a downtown favorite in the cabaret world of NY after he wrote, produced, directed, and starred in his first show “Miss Coco Peru in My Goddamn Cabaret” over 25 years ago.On screen, Miss Coco is best known... Read More →
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Heather Matarazzo

Heather Matarazzo has almost 3 decades of award-winning and critically-acclaimed performances in both major studio film as well as independent cinema. Her brilliant work at age 11 as the lead in Todd Solondz' "Welcome to the Dollhouse" (winner of the Grand Jury Award at Sundance and... Read More →
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Heklina

-Creator of Trannyshack, San Francisco’s legendary, long running drag performance nightclub.-Host of "Daytime Realness," San Francisco’s most popular Sunday afternoon dance party, at El Rio bar, Mission District.-Creator of “The Golden Girls Live”, San Francisco’s favorite... Read More →
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Jinkx Monsoon

Jinkx Monsoon is a hard working single mother with ambition. Since winning season 5 of "RuPaul’s Drag Race," she has toured the world performing her original cabaret shows with her music partner, Major Scales. The duo have also released two albums: "The Inevitable Album" & "The... Read More →
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Mink Stole

Mink Stole is best known for her work with filmmaker John Waters, with whom she has created the iconic characters of Connie Marble in "Pink Flamingos," Taffy Davenport in "Female Trouble," and Dottie Hinkle in "Serial Mom," to name a few.  Other film roles include Nancy, the mother... Read More →
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Peaches Christ

Peaches Christ is a filmmaker and cult leader living in San Francisco. Her infamous cult-movie events are self-produced at the Castro Theatre and regularly draw over 1,000 attendees to each new production. Events have featured special guest stars John Waters, Cloris Leachman, Appolonia... Read More →
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Sister Roma

Sister Roma!The Most Photographed Nun In The World™SF Pride Grand MarshalSF Most Notable Drag QueenSF Bay Area Best ActivistFor more than three decades Roma has shined as one of the most outspoken and recognizable members of the infamous Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, dedicating... Read More →



Sunday January 13, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

10:00pm

Greetings, From Queer Mountain with Micheal Foulk

"Greetings, from Queer Mountain" is the queen mother of queer storytelling series.  Every episode features a diverse collection of work from LGBTQ+ performers across the country. Running for over 5 years in Austin, New Orleans, New York, and now Oakland, we've produced over 100 unique and original live shows featuring performers such as Daniel Rugg Webb, Bowen Yang, Gabby Rivera, and Janine Brito. It’s like hanging out with all the queer friends you wish you had! $15, All Ages

Artists
avatar for Brian Bahe

Brian Bahe

Brian Bahe is a Native American, queer stand-up comedian and writer originally from Phoenix, Arizona, now based in New York City.Brian studied improv at The Torch Theater in Phoenix. Shortly after graduating from Arizona State University, he moved to New York City and began pursuing... 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... Read More →
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Marcus Williams

Marcus Williams is a 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 with... Read More →
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Micheal Foulk

Micheal Foulk is a queer comedian, writer, and organizer from Austin, Texas. They have been featured on the Crom Comedy Festival, FunFunFun Fest, and Out Of Bounds Comedy Festival. They are the co-creator of the LGBTQ+ storytelling showcases Greetings, from Queer Mountain (ATX/NOLA/NYC/OAK... 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 in... Read More →
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Nick Sahoyah

Nick Sahoyah is a writer, actor, and stand up comedian based out of San Francisco, California best know for his web shows, 8-Hit Gaming on Queerspace Magazine and Cool Mom with Jinkx Monsoon on WOW Presents. As a comedian Nick has performed all over the country including at Bridgetown... Read More →
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Nori Reed

Nori isn’t just a comedian based in Oakland, California. Nori is a lifestyle. When she isn’t perfecting her skin care routine or thinking about the devastating impact of U.S. imperialism, Nori performs at LGBTQ community events and comedy clubs all over the Bay Area. Currently... Read More →



Sunday January 13, 2019 10:00pm - 11:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Monday, January 14
 

8:00pm

SF Sketchfest Tribute: Carol Burnett, in conversation
SF Sketchfest is honored to pay tribute to Carol Burnett for this in-person conversation and Q&A at the historic Castro Theatre.

Carol Burnett, an award-winning actress and best-selling author, is widely recognized by the public and her peers for her work for her comedic and dramatic roles on television, film, and Broadway, most notably "The Carol Burnett Show." Named in 2007 by TIME magazine as one of “100 Best Television Shows of All Time,” "The Carol Burnett Show" ran for 11 years, averaged 30 million viewers per week, and received 25 Emmy Awards, making it one of the most honored shows in television history. As a highly acclaimed actress, Ms. Burnett has been honored with Emmys, Golden Globes, People’s Choice Awards, the Horatio Alger Award, an Ace Award, the Peabody, and a Grammy. A Kennedy Center Honoree, the recipient of the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for Humor and the Presidential Medal of Freedom; was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame, and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The City of Los Angeles named the intersection of Highland Ave. and Selma directly adjacent to Hollywood High School, Carol’s alma mater, Carol Burnett Square and CBS Studios dedicated “The Carol Burnett Artist Entrance” in her honor. Carol was celebrated by her colleagues and fellow actors with the Life Achievement honors at the 2016 SAG Awards.

Born in San Antonio, Texas, in 1933, Ms. Burnett, her mother, and grandmother moved to a less-than-glamorous section of Hollywood in the late 1930s. Raised in a small studio apartment by her grandmother, but with no financial means, Ms. Burnett could only dream of college. After receiving an anonymous donation of $50 to pay for her tuition to UCLA, she enrolled. While studying journalism, she took an acting class, and the rest is history. After moving to New York City, Ms. Burnett staged a musical revue, featuring her out-of-work roommates from The Rehearsal Club, a theatrical boarding house, performing material by unemployed writers and composers. Soon, offers for summer stock and 13 weeks' work on Paul Winchell's television show followed. While performing at the Blue Angel nightclub, she was spotted by talent bookers from both "The Jack Paar Show" and "The Ed Sullivan Show" and was invited to perform her infamous rendition of "I Made a Fool of Myself Over John Foster Dulles,” written by Ken Welch. Shortly thereafter, she landed the leading role of Princess Winifred in the original Broadway musical production of "Once Upon a Mattress." In 1959, after guest spots on Garry Moore's morning television show she became a permanent cast member on "The Garry Moore Show," taping the show during the day and performing Mattress at night for the remainder of its Broadway run. She remained a regular on Garry Moore for the next four years. During this period, Carol met Julie Andrews and the two became close friends. After the duo appeared in their Emmy-winning special, "Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall," CBS took notice of this emerging new talent and signed her to a ten-year contract. On September 11, 1967, "The Carol Burnett Show" premiered on CBS. With a talented ensemble featuring Harvey Korman, Tim Conway, Vicki Lawrence, and Lyle Waggoner, the show became a hit. Guest stars included many of the greatest performers from music, stage and screen including Lucille Ball, Lana Turner, Rita Hayworth, Jimmy Stewart, Gloria Swanson, Ronald Reagan, Betty White, Cher, Jim Nabors, Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, Liza Minnelli, The Carpenters, Rock Hudson, Dick Van Dyke, Alan Alda, and many, many more. Her portrayal of “Starlet” O’Hara in “Went With The Wind,” a parody of "Gone With The Wind," is always counted among the top 10 greatest moments in television history. The Bob Mackie designed “curtain-rod” dress, as it is known, now resides at The Smithsonian. In 2012 Time Life released "The Carol Burnett Show" on DVD and set a record, selling more than 4 million DVDs in six months.

After the show concluded in 1978, Carol immersed herself in numerous projects. She wrote three New York Times bestsellers: "One More Time," "This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection," "Carrie and Me: A Mother-Daughter Love Story "which both received Grammy nominations for best spoken word. Her latest and fourth book, "In Such Good Company: Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun In The Sandbox" is a poignant love letter to the golden era of television while simultaneously dissecting the elements of what made "The Carol Burnett Show" the iconic success that it was. This publication received favorable reviews and won the aforementioned Grammy for Spoken Word. She added playwright to her credits when she and her daughter, Carrie Hamilton, wrote "Hollywood Arms." Sadly, Carrie passed away three months prior to the play’s premiere at the Chicago Goodman Theatre in April 2002. Directed by Hal Prince, "Hollywood Arms" premiered on Broadway on October 31, 2002.

Ms. Burnett’s film credits include playing Miss Hannigan in the film version of the musical, "Annie," directed by John Huston; "Noises Off," directed by Peter Bogdanovich; "A Wedding," directed by Robert Altman; and "Four Seasons," directed by Alan Alda. On Broadway, she appeared "Fade Out, Fade In," Stephen Sondheim's musical revue "Putting It Together;" and the farce, "Moon Over Buffalo." She recently starred in A.R. Gurney’s "Love Letters" (2014), opposite Brian Dennehy. She produced and starred in numerous television specials, teaming up with with Beverly Sills, Placido Domingo, Dolly Parton and two more with her chum Julie Andrews. She guest starred on several television series, including "Glee," "Hot in Cleveland," "Hawaii 5-0" and "Law and Order: SVU." She also starred in the television series "Fresno and Carol & Co.," as well as the highly acclaimed made-for-television movies "Friendly Fire" and "Life of the Party: The Story of Beatrice." In 2005 she returned to her "Once Upon a Mattress" roots, appearing in a television special, this time playing the evil Queen Aggravain. Over the past year, Carol has been focused on four major projects. The first is the long awaited release on DVD of the initial five seasons of "The Carol Burnett Show." These “lost episodes” have never been seen nor distributed since their initial broadcast and will for the first time be combined with the already available episodes from Seasons 6 – 11. Rollout commenced August, 2015. The second is the active development of a feature with CBS Films entitled “Sunrise in Memphis” based on an unfinished story penned by her late daughter, Carrie. The third was “The 50th Anniversary of The Carol Burnett Show” special which aired on CBS last December to enormous ratings showing the multi-generational appeal and strength of a show as relevant now as it was 50 years ago. The 4th is Carol’s new family show on Netflix entitled “A Little Help with Carol Burnett” to be launched May 4th. The show, hosted by Ms Burnett, is about a panel of young children providing advice to adults with dilemmas. When not performing or presenting her live Q & A format "Laughter & Reflection," she enjoys spending time with her husband Brian, her two daughters Jody and Erin, her grandsons, and her cat, Nikki. As a passionate supporter of the arts and education, she established several scholarships around the country, including the Carol Burnett Musical Theatre Competition at her alma mater, UCLA, and the Carrie Hamilton Foundation, to honor her daughter’s memory.

Tier 1 - $75 Front Orchestra
Tier 2 - $65 Middle Orchestra
Tier 3 - $55 Rear Orchestra/Balcony
All seating general admission within sections
All Ages

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Carol Burnett

Carol Burnett, an award-winning actress and best-selling author, is widely recognized by the public and her peers for her work for her comedic and dramatic roles on television, film, and Broadway, most notably "The Carol Burnett Show." Named in 2007 by TIME magazine as one of “100... Read More →



Monday January 14, 2019 8:00pm - 9:15pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
 
Tuesday, January 15
 

7:00pm

Riffer's Delight with Kaseem Bentley, Nato Green, Natasha Muse and Baron Vaughn: "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade"
Cheap shots from the cheap seats! Riffer's Delight is the monthly movie-mocking show at the Alamo Drafthouse where comedians Natasha Muse and Nato Green and rotating guests wreck/enhance the movies you're most nostalgic about. With special guests Kaseem Bentley and Baron Vaughn.
$15 

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Baron Vaughn

Baron Vaughn is a series regular on Netflix’s "Grace & Frankie" in the role of “Bud” with 4 seasons currently streaming on Netflix. He's the voice of "Tom Servo" in the new "Mystery Science Theater 3000" also streaming on Netflix. He's made a documentary called "Fatherless... Read More →
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Kaseem Bentley

SF Native but currently residing in Los Angeles ,Kaseem Bentley no-holds-barred style command's your attention in the most raucous room or empty back room. Kaseem has appeared on Comedy Central, Viceland, NBC SeeSo, Rooftop Comedy, and Nerdist. In additon he was a staff writer on... 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 in... Read More →
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Nato Green

Nato Green was summed up more or less accurately by The East Bay Express as, “erudite and acerbic, a San Francisco-raised father, union organizer, gastronome, bibliophile, and political sparkplug.” He performs on Wednesdays at the legendary alternative comedy show at the Dark... Read More →



Tuesday January 15, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Alamo Drafthouse at the New Mission 2550 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

8:00pm

Oh No, Ross and Carrie!
"Oh No, Ross and Carrie" has been delighting audiences since 2011 with their unique blend of investigative reporting, critical thinking, and humor. Hosts Ross Blocher and Carrie Poppy go undercover in fringe religions, receive alternative medicine treatments, and investigate offbeat claims. They have been ear candled, fire cupped, exorcised, and energetically re-aligned. They've learned to dowse, firewalk, and speed read. They've been certified in Dianetics and Reiki. And they've gone undercover in Scientology, Mormonism, the Raelian UFO religion, Ordo Templi Orientis, and more. They are regularly in the top-100 spirituality podcasts, and were nominated for a journalism award by the LA Press Club. In 2014, they joined the Maximum Fun network, alongside shows like "My Brother My Brother and Me," "Judge John Hodgman," "Adam Ruins Everything," and "Sawbones." $35/$25, ages 18+

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Carrie Poppy

Carrie wasn’t raised in a religious home, but became engrossed in religion at the age of 13, when she accepted Jesus into her heart (although he no longer works there). She once exorcised a demon, used to own a chakra chart, and has spent countless dollars on “detoxifying” foot... Read More →
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Ross Blocher

Ross was born into a family of evangelical Christians and spent a good amount of time in churches of various denominations, singing in choirs, serving as an acolyte, and memorizing lots of scripture. Meanwhile, he busied himself reading books about ghosts, vampires, aliens and chupacabras... Read More →



Tuesday January 15, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

8:00pm

Manon Mathews Live
Manon Mathews is an American actress, stand-up comedian, and internationally recognized social media star. Manon burst into the social media scene on Vine with over 1.6 billion loops with her hilarious videos that find the absurdity in everything from first dates to femininity to female celebrities and much more. She has since gone on to partner with T-mobile, JBL, Master Card, McDonalds and Bud Light to create original content for the Super Bowl, but continues to create viral comedic content on social media. Manon has starred in the hilarious and heart-warming film, "Holiday Breakup," featured on Netflix, as well as made appearances on Comedy Central’s "Broad City" and the hit YouTubeRED series "Single By 30" and "Sorry Not Sorry" on Go90. This year Manon was selected as a New Face Creator at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal.

With an opening set by Ben Palmer's "Hope this Helps." $25, All Ages

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Hope This Helps

Ben Palmer uses projector and screen to narrate his greatest moments trolling on Facebook. From pretending to be corporate customer service, the corporation itself, or city governments, Hope This Helps opens up a world of chaos.
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Manon Mathews

Manon Mathews is an American actress, stand-up comedian, and internationally recognized social media star. Manon burst into the social media scene on Vine with over 1.6 billion loops with her hilarious videos that find the absurdity in everything from first dates to femininity to... Read More →



Tuesday January 15, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

Real Live Comedians
Since 2013, Real Live Comedians has brought the country's best comics to San Francisco for a thrilling 90 minutes of hot, live stand-up comedian action that will BLOW. YOUR. MIND. Jason Mack hosts the best comics from TV, the biggest comedy festivals, radio, and the best local clubs and crummy dive bars. Real Live Comedians guarantees that if you don't laugh, you are an idiot. $18, ages 18+

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avatar for Clay Newman

Clay Newman

This stony, joke slinging rabble rouser has been delighting audiences across the west coast for over five 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 fix... 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 theaters and clubs all over the country. Her warm and conspiratorial stage presence and punchy writing helped her progress quickly. Her comedy was broadcast... Read More →
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Danielle Perez

Danielle Perez is a Los Angeles based stand-up comedian, writer, and actress best known for being the woman in a wheelchair, with no feet, who won a treadmill on "The Price Is Right." She appeared as a guest on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" for her hilarious reaction to winning the awkward... Read More →
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Feel Woods

Feel Woods is  not ashamed to admit that he's a stuttering comedian straight out the streets of Oakland, California. Perhaps the only one. His self deprecating stories and tales on growing up in inner city Oakland has earned him a spot at Comedy Central's Clusterfest and Comedy Centrals... Read More →
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Jason Mack

Jason Mack’s comedy is about pain and joy. He flew on a spy plane in the Navy, dropped out of college 4 times, and struggled with the health issues of someone twice his age. He doesn’t know what to do with all that information other than laugh about it. The Northern California-based... Read More →
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Julie Ash

Julie is a rising star in the Bay Area comedy scene. She is charming and charismatic, yet derisive.The targets of her jokes include dudes in their twenties, tech startups, and dudes in their twenties who work for those startups. She has performed at the SF Punchline, Cobbs, and The... Read More →
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Kelly McCarron

Kelly McCarron just might be the most adorable stand up comedian you’ll ever see. With her delightful demeanor and her biting sense of humor, Kelly charms her audiences while making their bellies ache with laughter. Kelly has a way of bringing all audiences together by taking topics... Read More →
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Mark Smalls

Mark Smalls is a stand up comic out of Northern California. Born on the east coast he brings a slightly different outlook to the bright and sunny west coast. A paid regular at all SF comedy clubs including The Punch Line, Cobbs Comedy Club,and The San Jose Improv. He’s opened for... Read More →
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Samantha Gilweit

Samantha Gilweit is a single mother, comedian, musician, and failed pig farmer currently living in Richmond, California. One day, she asked herself, "What makes less money than pig farming?" and began a career in stand up comedy. Since that humble beginning, Samantha has performed... Read More →



Tuesday January 15, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
 
Wednesday, January 16
 

7:00pm

The Normal Show

The Normal Show is a live sketch/game show where the audience members become the contestants. From the moment you enter the show to the moment you leave, you are part of our world of lovable misfit characters and perfectly normal games. Part Tim & Eric, part retro game show- the Normal Show features sketch, video, original music, dance, and most importantly, games with worthless prizes. Jason Reichl and Reid Koster have written and produced this sold-out show at Piano Fight since January, and prior to this show, have performed stand-up as a team in San Francisco and the Bay Area. Reid's background is improv comedy (both LA and SF) and Jason is in the band “Giggle Party” and creator of party game “God Hates Charades.” $15, All Ages

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Normal Show

The Normal Show is a live sketch/game show where the audience members become the contestants. From the moment you enter the show to the moment you leave, you are part of our world of lovable misfit characters and perfectly normal games. Part Tim & Eric, part retro game show- the Normal... Read More →



Wednesday January 16, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St., San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm

Talking Simpsons
Bob Mackey and Henry Gilbert's hit podcast goes through every episode of "The Simpsons" in chronological order, breaking down every detail in comedic detail! This year at Sketchfest they'll be joined by Allie Goertz and Julia Prescott ("Everything's Coming Up Simpsons") to do a live examination of one of the show's most controversial episodes, "The Principal And The Pauper!" Join us for a night of podcast crossover fun! $15, All Ages

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Allie Goertz

Allie Goertz is a musician, writer, podcaster, and MAD Magazine Editor. She co-authored the book "100 Things Simpsons Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die" and has released two pop-culture inspired albums ("Cossbysweater" and "Sad Dance Songs") she wants you to sit there groovin... Read More →
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Julia Prescott

Julia Prescott is one-half of the MaxFun podcast "Everything's Coming Up Simpsons!" and the co-author of the book "100 Things Simpsons Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die" published by Triumph Books. She's a comedian and TV writer with credits including Amazon, Cartoon Network... Read More →
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Talking Simpsons Podcast

Professional writers/podcasters Bob Mackey and Henry Gilbert bonded over a shared love of classic comedy "The Simpsons" and were driven to create the ultimate podcast celebrating the Springfield family. For the last four years they’ve not only covered so many seasons, but also have... Read More →



Wednesday January 16, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

The Greatest Generation
The Greatest Generation is a comedy podcast about "Star Trek," beloved by everyone from people who’ve never seen an episode, to hard core nerds who are fluent in Klingon.

Once a week Benjamin Ahr Harrison and Adam Pranica watch an episode of "Star Trek" and tell you what’s great, what’s bad, and what’s hilarious about the show they grew up loving, and still do. It’s a little bit nerdy, a lot filthy, and exposes some of Adam and Ben’s most embarrassing stories from their dorky childhoods. For the GreatestGenKhan tour, Ben and Adam are tackling one of the most beloved films in the franchise: "Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan." The show is part film review, part tribute, part send up, and all comedy. $30, ages 18+

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Greatest Generation

The Greatest Generation is a comedy podcast about "Star Trek: The Next Generation," beloved by everyone from people who've never seen an episode, to complete dorkazoids who are fluent in Klingon. Benjamin Ahr Harrison and Adam Pranica tell you what's great, what's bad, and what's... Read More →



Wednesday January 16, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

8:00pm

Don't Watch This Show Live / The Comic Thread

Don't Watch This Show Live is SNL meets Funny or Die. Voted SF Weekly's Best of Comedy Variety Show 2014.

The Comic Thread is proud to be back at SF Sketchfest for the second time! Hailing from Chicago, TCT is character-driven comedy that regularly ventures into ridiculous territory without security clearance. BEST GROUP: LA Comedy Fest, AUDIENCE CHOICE: Chicago Fringe Fest, and EMMY® AWARD WINNERS for their web short "The Engagement Party." Aptly described as "Surrealistic comedy that bends the edges of logic in any particular direction with enough grace that you truly don't know what's coming next. And you really don't care because there's a 90% chance that it'll be exceptionally funny" (Express Milwaukee).
 $15, All Ages

Artists
avatar for Chase Brockett

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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Don't Watch This Show Live!

It's "SNL" meets Funny or Die. Voted SF Weekly's Best of Comedy Variety Show 2014
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The Comic Thread

The Comic Thread is proud to be back at SF Sketchfest for the second time! Hailing from Chicago, TCT is character-driven comedy that regularly ventures into ridiculous territory without security clearance. BEST GROUP: LA Comedy Fest, AUDIENCE CHOICE: Chicago Fringe Fest, and EMMY... Read More →


Wednesday January 16, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

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, ages 18+

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avatar for Danielle Perez

Danielle Perez

Danielle Perez is a Los Angeles based stand-up comedian, writer, and actress best known for being the woman in a wheelchair, with no feet, who won a treadmill on "The Price Is Right." She appeared as a guest on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" for her hilarious reaction to winning the awkward... Read More →
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Dauood M. Naimyar

David Naimyar was born Dauood Mohammad Naimyar, but at a very young age he knew the value of assimilating. Because of this, he tried his best to not be different but failed at every encounter. Once he embraced his eccentric point of view he discovered the humor all around him. David’s... 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... 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... 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 daily contributor to The Onion, and is a part of the sketch team Mr. Chestnut. He currently produces two shows every... 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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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... Read More →



Wednesday January 16, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
 
Thursday, January 17
 

6:00pm

SF Sketchfest NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences
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 "Delocated" and "Jon Glaser Loves Gear" star Jon Glaser; popular podcasts "Sawbones" with Justin and Sydney McElroy,  "Omnibus" with John Roderick and Ken Jennings, and "You Should Know This!" with Kevin Whittinghill; 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., 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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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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J.A.D.E.

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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Yogi Paliwal

Yogi Paliwal’s eccentric personal style and commanding stage presence add to his ability to tear down the biases all people hold about one another. His standard in comedy is to always have style, substance and be unpredictably silly. His act is a hint of genius in a stew of snake... Read More →
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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

7:00pm

The Comic Thread, Living Impaired and Mike Lane: One of the Good Ones (SOLD OUT)

This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! $15, All Ages

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Living Impaired

Living Impaired is an SF-based sketch comedy group that has a reputation for weird, unconventional concepts and performing with no stage boundaries. Each performance is geared towards high engagement and a good time is always had by all!
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Mike Lane: One Of The Good Ones

Mike Lane is a LA based sketch performer who still listens to ska unironically. He has been performing sketch at UCBNY and UCBLA for 8 years with his sketch group, "BOAT," and on UCB's Maude Night. With them, he has performed at SF Sketchfest, Chicago Sketchfest, Toronto Sketchfest... Read More →
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Stuart Thompson

Stuart Thompson is a 28-year-old Los Angeles based stand-up comedy phenom. Getting his start at age 18 in San Francisco, he relocated to Los Angeles following graduation from college and now performs stand-up all over the world. He has written for "National Lampoon" and most recently... Read More →
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The Comic Thread

The Comic Thread is proud to be back at SF Sketchfest for the second time! Hailing from Chicago, TCT is character-driven comedy that regularly ventures into ridiculous territory without security clearance. BEST GROUP: LA Comedy Fest, AUDIENCE CHOICE: Chicago Fringe Fest, and EMMY... Read More →



Thursday January 17, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St., San Francisco, CA 94102

7:30pm

SF Sketchfest Tribute: Julie Klausner, in conversation
SF Sketchfest is thrilled to pay tribute to the hilarious Julie Klausner, who will sit down for a spirited onstage conversation about her life and work, moderated by Tom Scharpling.

Julie Klausner is the creator, writer and star of Hulu’s critically acclaimed "Difficult People," produced by Amy Poehler and starring Klausner and Billy Eichner as two pop culture- literate, struggling comedians in New York City who hate everything in the world except for each other.

Her television writing credits include "Billy On The Street" (Head Writer/ Co-EP Seasons 1-4), "Mulaney," "Triumph & Jack," "Best Week Ever with Paul F. Tompkins," and "The Big Gay Sketch Show." She’s also written for Robert Smigel’s “TV Funhouse” on "SNL," and for the late Joan Rivers on a few different occasions.

Her long-running podcast, "How Was Your Week," was called “one of the few essential podcasts” by the New York Times and was named one of the best 10 comedy podcasts of the moment by Rolling Stone and GQ.

Her first book, "I Don’t Care About Your Band," was released in 2010 and optioned for HBO by Gary Sanchez Productions as a series starring Lizzy Caplan. Her YA Novel "Art Girls Are Easy" was published in 2013 and she’s written pilots for NBC and Hulu.

Julie’s voice acting credits include regular roles on Comedy Central’s "Ugly Americans" and guest star credits on "Bob’s Burgers" and "Zoolander: Super Model." Her acting credits range from music videos for the New Pornographers and Ted Leo to guest starring roles on "Delocated" and "Strangers with Candy."

She’s appeared as herself as a guest or panelist on "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," "The Wendy Williams Show," "The View," "Fresh Air with Terry Gross," "Late Night with Seth Meyers," "The Today Show," "@midnight," "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore," "Best Week Ever," "The Approval Matrix," and, of course, "America’s Next Cat Star" on Animal Planet.

Julie’s editorial writing credits include pieces for The New York Times, New York Magazine, Vulture, McSweeney’s, Salon, The A.V. Club, Nerve, and The Awl. She regularly performs her own solo shows live in New York City. $35/$25, All Ages

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Julie Klausner

Julie Klausner is the creator, writer and star of Hulu’s critically acclaimed "Difficult People," produced by Amy Poehler and starring Klausner and Billy Eichner as two pop culture- literate, struggling comedians in New York City who hate everything in the world except for each... Read More →



Thursday January 17, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm

Stuff You Should Know
"Stuff You Should Know" is the award-winning podcast hosted by Chuck Bryant and Josh Clark and produced by the venerable website HowStuffWorks. Twice weekly since 2008, "Stuff You Should Know" has released a mind-addling array of episodes, cracking open the mechanics, history and cultural and scientific impact of topics like: Ouija boards, asteroid mining, termites, the use of MDMA to treat mental illness, the game of horseshoes, gender reassignment surgery, what would happen if the Earth stopped spinning, Barbie(r) dolls, peak oil, the effects of going without sleep, bioluminescence, disco, icebergs, the fat tax and so on and so on, totaling nearly 700 episodes and adding two more every Tuesday and Thursday.

Over the years, Stuff You Should Know has grown beyond the podcast to include video series like Don't Be Dumb; a pretty good social media presence on Facebook and Twitter where Josh and Chuck chat with their fans, field suggestions and are told what they got wrong in any given episode; and a website, Josh and Chuck's home on the web, StuffYouShouldKnow.com, where they like to share examples of their interests in photos of abandoned places, old Halloween costumes, terrible ideas in history, and other neat stuff. They are also beginning work on a "Stuff You Should Know" book, which they intend to complete and have published before the end of the decade, they hope. They also played themselves in a short lived but much loved scripted TV show on Science channel.

Chuck and Josh live in Atlanta, though not together; instead with their wives, Emilie (Chuck) and Umi (Josh). When they aren't working - but really, in this day and age, when is anyone not working, you know? - Chuck plays in his old man band, as he's a bit of an amateur guitarist, and Josh likes to find and try new cocktail recipes, as he's a bit of an amateur mixologist. $32, All Ages

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Charles W. "Chuck" Bryant

Charles (Chuck) Bryant co-hosts the "Stuff You Should Know" podcast, a platform he uses to educate the public about common things and how they work. Bryant also writes articles for the site, touching on a potpourri of various subjects. Born in Atlanta in the early 1970s under the... Read More →
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Josh Clark

Josh Clark is co-host of the award-winning podcast Stuff You Should Know. Over the past 10 years and 1100 episodes, SYSK has built a cult following around the world, and in person the SYSK Live shows have sold out venues in cities across the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, New Zealand... Read More →



Thursday January 17, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

8:00pm

We're No Doctors with Steve Agee and Busy Philipps
Meet Steve and Busy, two neurotic, hypochondriac actors who’ve decided to host a podcast about health and medicine. Join them on for a live version of their weekly podcast to unload their health issues, obsessions and opinions. $35/$25, ages 18+

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Busy Philipps

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

Dana Gould began his professional comedy career at the age of seventeen. Between ComedyCentral, HBO and Showtime, Dana has six solo stand-up comedy specials to his credit. He has appeared on "The Late Show with David Letterman," "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "Conan," and much more.As an actor... Read More →
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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 appearances... Read More →



Thursday January 17, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

8:00pm

Harmon Leon Infiltrates Trump's America / Claptrap

Fresh from sold out shows in Edinburgh and New Zealand: NY comedian/VICE contributor, Harmon Leon has made a career out of infiltrating extremist groups in Trump America. Take Harmon’s hand as he leads you on a multimedia journey into his true-life, undercover exploits with such facets of Trump America as:-Anti-immigration vigilantes on the Mexican border-The world of Christian conversion therapy-Abortion protesters outside of Planned Parenthood.Plus songs! Complete sell out at the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland.

Claptrap is the musical comedy brainchild of Meg Trowbridge (Killing my Lobster, The Ballroom Improv, SF Sketchfest '14-'18, etc) and Eric Rubin (Killing my Lobster, Speechless Live, Mortified/The Freeze, SF Sketchfest '17-'18). Their oddball comedic songs bend genres (hip hop, country, German Aria, pop) and sink into historical and topical themes from women's rights to Divinci as tragic hero - all fueled by Meg's classically trained operatic voice and Eric's elastic physicality and musicianship (beatbox and guitar fed through a looping machine). They were recent victors of the 2018 Battle of the Comedy Bands SF and have performed their forty minute show at fringe venues from Redwood City to Sacramento. $18, All Ages

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Claptrap

Eric and Meg (Claptrap) have collaborated since becoming friends at Sketchfest '17. They are both members of SF's premier sketch comedy troupe, Killing my Lobster. Meg has been writing, directing and performing in comedic and dramatic works for over ten years with KML, The Ballroom... Read More →
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Harmon Leon

Harmon Leon has performed comedy around the world, including the Edinburgh, Melbourne, Dublin, Vancouver, and Montreal Comedy Festivals. He's appeared on "The Howard Stern Show," "This American Life," MSNBC, "Last Call With Carson Daly," "Penn & Teller’s Bullshit," as well as the... Read More →



Thursday January 17, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm

Rhea Butcher
Rhea Butcher is a Los Angeles-based standup 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 audiences nationwide, as she's performed standup and appeared on shows such as HBO's "2 DOPE QUEENS," "The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail," "@Midnight" and "Conan." Rhea’s first television series, “Take My Wife” premiered as a critical hit and was reviewed by Vanity Fair, The New York Times, Vulture, IndieWire and countless other outlets. Rhea was a recurring performer on the TruTv series “Adam Ruins Everything,” and continues to tour the country. Her debut standup album, “Butcher” debuted at number one on iTunes, and she was also named one of Variety’s Top Ten Comics To Watch 2017 at the Just For Laughs festival. $25, all ages

Photo credit: Karlin Villondo Photography

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Kai Choyce

Subtly incisive LA native/unicorn Kai Choyce can be heard on Cameron Esposito & Rhea Butcher's "Put Your Hands Together" and is the host of the intimately entertaining "Confession Hour" podcast. Kai has written for Reductress, performed at SF Sketchfest, and was a semi-finalist at... Read More →
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Rhea Butcher

Rhea Butcher is a Los Angeles-based standup 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 audiences nationwide, as she's performed standup and appeared on shows such as HBO's... Read More →



Thursday January 17, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

Standup Spotlight: Joyelle Nicole Johnson, Charla Lauriston & Maggie Maye
Joyelle Nicole Johnson brings joy to the stage. She regularly features for Hannibal Buress and has opened for other legends like Dave Chappelle, Russell Peters and Maria Bamford. She is currently the warm up comic for Hasan Minhaj’s talk show "Patriot Act" on Netflix. Joyelle made her network TV debut on "Late Night with Seth Meyers" and most recently she wrote for "Broad City." She has performed on Wyatt Cenac’s "Night Train" for SeeSo, "This Week at the Comedy Cellar" for Comedy Central, "LaffMob" for TruTV, was a panelist on Refinery 29/Facebook Watch’s "After After Party" and can be seen in the upcoming season of HBO’s "Crashing" and Comedy Central’s digital series "Comics to Watch." She was selected for the 2018 FOX Comedy showcase, was a finalist in NBC’s Stand Up For Diversity Showcase and has performed at festivals like Sketchfest, Bonnaroo, The New York Comedy Festival and Bumbershoot. She also tours with "Daily Show" creator Lizz Winstead's "Lady Parts Justice League" making her dreams of combining comedy and activism come true.

Maggie Maye is an LA based stand up comic who will use her wit and charm to make you laugh and think. She has performed stand up on "Conan," "Last Call with Carson Daly", and "AXS Presents: Gotham Comedy Live." She has performed in comedy festivals around the world, such as the Just For Laughs Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest (as one of the Dozen), and the Women in Comedy Festival.

Charla Lauriston is a stand-up comedian and television writer hailing from New York by way of Boston by way of Haiti. Charla has written for "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," Comedy Central’s "Why? W/ Hannibal Buress," TBS’ "People of Earth," and FOX’s "Ghosted." She appeared on "The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail" on Comedy Central and has been featured at the New York, Brooklyn, Cape Fear, She-Devil, and Chicago Women’s Funny Festivals. Charla was Joke of the Week in TimeOut New York and has written pieces for Elle Magazine and The Root. Her web series, "Clench & Release," garnered critical acclaim that described her as “self-assured and gleefully sarcastic” (WNYC) and “one of the most exciting and original voices in comedy” (Splitsider). The series was also featured in Glamour, Indie Wire, Paste Magazine, Bustle, and Comedy Hype. Charla was listed as one of 8 Black Women Ready for SNL by Essence Magazine and is a 2018 Sundance New Voices Fellow.

Alexandria Love is a stand-up comedian and writer from Oakland, California. She's performed at some of the best venues in California, including the Punchline, Cobb's Comedy Club, Doc's Lab, Comedy Day and the San Jose Improv. She is a sixteen-time winner of Tourette's Without Regret's "Dirty Haiku Battle" at the Oakland Metro Opera House, and the current reigning champion at Muni Diaries' "Haiku Battle." She is also a recurring guest star on the popular podcast "Nerd Rage: The Great Debates" and the coproducer of several shows such as "The Mermaid Show," "Jokelandish," and the "No-Cover Cabaret." She is currently pursuing an M.A. in Communications from the University of San Francisco and enjoys long walks off short cliffs and explosively emotional conversations about her parents with her therapist, Lynn. You can catch some of her musings at HeresWhyThatsFunny.com. $22, ages 18+

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Alexandria Love

Alexandria Love is a stand-up comedian and writer from Oakland, California. She's performed at some of the best venues in California, including the Punchline, Cobb's Comedy Club, Doc's Lab, Comedy Day and the San Jose Improv. She is a sixteen-time winner of Tourette's Without Regret's... Read More →
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Charla Lauriston

Charla Lauriston is a stand-up comedian and television writer hailing from New York by way of Boston by way of Haiti. Charla has written for "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," Comedy Central’s "Why? W/ Hannibal Buress," TBS’ "People of Earth," and FOX’s "Ghosted." She appeared on... Read More →
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Joyelle Nicole Johnson

Joyelle Nicole Johnson brings joy to the stage. She regularly features for Hannibal Buress and has opened for other legends like Dave Chappelle, Russell Peters and Maria Bamford. She is currently the warm up comic for Hasan Minhaj’s talk show "Patriot Act" on Netflix. Joyelle made... Read More →
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Maggie Maye

Maggie Maye loves candy almost as much as she also loves performing comedy. She made her late night debut on "Conan" and was featured on "Last Call with Carson Daly" and "AXS TV presents: Gotham Comedy Live." She has also been a featured panelist for Rooster Teeth “What Do You Know... Read More →



Thursday January 17, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
 
Friday, January 18
 

7:00pm

Judge John Hodgman
Join bestselling author and self-appointed judge John Hodgman as he listens to real-life disputes and weighs in on such pressing issues as “Is chili a soup or a stew?” With Jesse Thorn and musical guest Martin Luther McCoy.

Tier 1 - $100 VIP Meet-and-Greet Post-Show + Front Orchestra
Tier 2 - $45 Middle/Rear Orchestra
Tier 3 - $35 Balcony
All seating general admission within sections
All Ages

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Jesse Thorn

Jesse Thorn is an American public radio show host/creator. He is the host and producer of the radio show and podcast "Bullseye" (formerly "The Sound of Young America"), which is distributed by National Public Radio to over 140 public radio stations. He is the owner and founder of... Read More →
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John Hodgman

John Hodgman is a writer, comedian, and actor. He is the author of three books of fake facts and invented trivia, all of them New York Times Bestsellers, and his writing has also appeared in The Paris Review, This American Life, The New Yorker, and Mad Magazine.After an appearance... Read More →
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Martin Luther McCoy

Actor, guitarist, singer/songwriter, producer, soulman. San Francisco native Martin Luther McCoy refuses to confine himself to any one creative pursuit. An essential catalyst on the Bay Area’s fertile 1990s neo-soul scene, he continues to serve as a conduit for socially conscious... Read More →



Friday January 18, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

7:00pm

Day Job, Femmebot PhD and Liss n' Sams

SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! $15, All Ages

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Day Job

Day Job has been making audiences pee a tiny bit in their pants from uncontrollable laughter since the summer of 2014. They are known for their use of physicality, music, dancing, and heartwarming-ly bizarre interactions. They have performed at Chicago Women’s Funny Festival, Macefield... Read More →
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Femmebot PhD

Touted as a female "Kids in the Hall" for millennials, Femmebot PhD is all about dynamic video elements, big characters, witty intellect mixed with poop humor, and just a dollop of feminism. The bots perform live onstage monthly to sold out crowds at LA's hottest new alt comedy theater... Read More →
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Liss n' Sams

Ron West of Whose Line is it Anyway said, “Liss n’ Sams made me laugh… and I don’t laugh at improv anymore.”From a single suggestion, Second City Alum Joe Liss and Moment Improv Theatre (SF) Founder, Marcus Sams perform action-packed improv with seamless transitions that... Read More →
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Opey

Opeyemi "Opey" Olagbaju’s love and commitment to stand-up are always apparent on stage. The Los Angeles comic performs across the country and has successfully showcased in several festivals, such as the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, LA Riot and previous NACA Showcases... Read More →



Friday January 18, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St., San Francisco, CA 94102

7:00pm

SF Sketchfest at The Speakeasy: An Immersive Comedy Experience with Dana Gould & Friends
SF Sketchfest and the creators of The Speakeasy are teaming up to host a never-before-seen immersive live comedy experience. Each evening will feature a different headliner performing an early and late set in the Mainstage Cabaret, while “choose-your-own-adventure” style experiences sprawl the full venue. Experience impromptu encounters and conversations with performers, work with comedians to craft the perfect joke, encounter strolling improvisers and magicians as you play blackjack, craps and roulette (for entertainment purposes only) in a vintage Casino, or get pulled into comedy sets performed just for you and your friends -- you might even try your own hand at stand-up with a classic karaoke-style Joke-e-oke routine.

Tonight’s show features headlining comedian, creator of IFC’s “Stan Against Evil” and longtime writer and producer of “The Simpsons,” Dana Gould, along with friends and fellow comics Blaine Capatch, Caitlin Gill, Deborah Baker, Jr., Nate Mooney, The Poubelle Twins, Eban Schletter and more. $125, ages 16+

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Blaine Capatch

Blaine Capatch has been stand-upping for three decades and has written for "@midnight," "MadTV," "The Martin Short Show," "Blue Collar TV," "Web Soup," the "Roast of Bruce Willis," and many, many more! Currently you can find him hosting LA’s cult spectacle "Lucha VaVOOM" and playing... Read More →
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Caitlin Gill

Caitlin's stand up has been featured on the Viceland show "Flophouse." She has performed at the Oddball Comedy Tour, the Outside Lands Festival, SF Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival and in some of the best comedy clubs in the nation. Her writing has been featured in Bobcat Goldthwait's... Read More →
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Dana Gould

Dana Gould began his professional comedy career at the age of seventeen. Between ComedyCentral, HBO and Showtime, Dana has six solo stand-up comedy specials to his credit. He has appeared on "The Late Show with David Letterman," "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "Conan," and much more.As an actor... 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... Read More →
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Eban Schletter

Eban Schletter is a prolific composer and songwriter who has written music for countless television shows including "Spongebob Squarepants," "Mr. Show with Bob and David" and the Academy Awards. His feature film scores include the 2005 remake of "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" and New... Read More →
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Joke-e-oke

Joke-e-oke hosted by Harmon LeonJoke-e-oke is like karaoke but with classic stand up comedy material, where you – the audience get to be the stars in a three-round game show. Sign up and pick a classic comedy routine of one of your favorite comedians, and then the mic is yours... 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 “Push... Read More →
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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 appearances... Read More →
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The Poubelle Twins

The Poubelle Twins (AKA Barbara Ann and Vera Duffy) have been working together since shortly after their embryo split. You may have seen them on stage with Mortified, The Rudy Casoni Variety Show, John Ennis’s Country Western Show, Lucha VaVOOM, or their own A Secret Life of Twins... Read More →



Friday January 18, 2019 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Speakeasy 644 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133

7:30pm

Fake TED Talks (SOLD OUT)
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

TED Talks are influential videos from expert speakers on education, business, science, tech, and creativity. Fake TED Talks are simply hilarious. With all of the bullet points and none of the facts, Chuck Bryant, Jonathan Coulton, Paul and Storm, Adam Savage and other guests will present a well-rehearsed presentation, live, in the present. $35/$25, ages 18+

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Adam Savage

Adam Savage has spent his life gathering skills that allow him to take what’s in his brain and make it real. He’s built everything from ancient Buddhas to futuristic weapons, from spaceships to dancing vegetables, from fine art sculptures to animated chocolate — and just about... Read More →
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Jean Grae

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



Friday January 18, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

7:30pm

Busy Tonight with Busy Philipps
Join host Busy Philipps and her special guests for this very special SF Sketchfest live adaptation of her hit E! talk show, "Busy Tonight!" $35/$25, All Ages

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Busy Philipps

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

Photo by Shiloh StrongMarc Evan Jackson is a WorkJuice Player whom you might recognize from "The Good Place," "Kong: Skull Island," "The Kings of Summer","22 Jump Street," "Parks & Recreation," "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," and every other television show in the year 2014. He thinks more... Read More →



Friday January 18, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

7:30pm

Porchlight, a Storytelling Series

For the past sixteen years, Porchlight has been San Francisco's premier storytelling series. Each month, co-founders Beth Lisick and Arline Klatte invite six people to tell ten-minute true stories without using notes or memorization. Past storytellers include some of the area's most entertaining school bus drivers, mushroom hunters, politicians, socialites, sex workers, musicians, authors, systems analysts, and social workers. This is a partially seated show—arrive early for a seat. $25, 21+

Due to a change in schedule, Sarah Thyre will not be appearing.

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Arline Klatte

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

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

Guy Branum is a comedian best known for his appearances on "Chelsea Lately," "@Midnight," "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore," and "The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail." He is the creator and host for the new truTV show "Talk Show The Game Show" and is a writer and producer for Hulu’s... Read More →
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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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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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Lucy Davis

Lucy’s first job as an actress was at the age of 20, when she played Maria Lucas in the BBC/A&E adaptation of “Pride and Prejudice,” with Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle.A few years later, she starred in the Golden Globe winning BBC comedy “The Office,” playing Dawn Tinsley... Read More →
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Marc Capelle

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

Maria Wojciechowski is a Brooklyn-based stand-up comedian with a strong background of sketch, improv, dance, and music.Originally from Mobile, AL, Maria has been praised by Theater is Easy for possessing “a sharp wit” and “a clarity of prose.” The Chicago Tribune noted she... Read More →



Friday January 18, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94114

7:30pm

Audible presents: Bad Reception
Audible presents a living, breathing version of the improvised audio comedy Bad Reception, the hilarious story of a truly bizarre town and its zany inhabitants. Join the creators of this Audible Original, Justin Michael and Eric Martin, as they welcome you to the buttery mystery of South Grampers, Northern California with an all-star cast of improvisers. Download and listen to the made-up madness at Audible.com/BadReception.

Featured improvisers and performers: Mary Holland, Lauren Lapkus, Eric Martin, Jessica McKenna, Justin Michael, Zach Reino, Paul F. Tompkins and more!

$25, All Ages (Show contains adult material)

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Betsy Sodaro

Betsy Sodaro is a comedian and actor out of the Upright Citizens Brigade Los Angeles, where you can see her performing every weekend with Bangarang!, Asssscat and Search History. She has been on several TV shows including "Brooklyn 99", "Superstore", "Dr. Ken", "Another Period" and... Read More →
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Dan Lippert

Dan’s an actor and comedian originally from Tucson, Az. Check him out on "The Teacher’s Lounge," an improvised podcast on Earwolf and Stitcher Premium that he co-created with his group, Big Grande. He’s also appeared on "Brooklyn 99," "American Princess," "Comedy Bang Bang... Read More →
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Eric Martin

Eric Martin is a director, producer, and voice actor based in Los Angeles. He produced and directed author Mike Sacks' "Stinker Lets Loose!," the NY Times Bestselling Audible Original (also starring Jon Hamm and Rhea Seehorn), and co-created the Audible series "Bad Reception" and... Read More →
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Jessica McKenna

Jessica is a Southern California native, born in Yorba Linda in Orange County. Not the Orange County as seen on TV. More like the Nixon and horse trail Orange County. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Theatre from Northwestern University.  Since moving to L.A., Jessica has studied... Read More →
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Justin Michael

Justin is a Los Angeles based writer, comedian, and voice actor. He writes for Cartoon Network’s Infinity Train, co-created and stars in the improvised Audible series Bad Reception, and hosts Batman: The Animated Podcast. You can see him perform every Friday night at UCB Franklin... Read More →
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Lauren Lapkus

Lauren Lapkus is an actress and improviser best known for her role as Susan Fischer on Netflix's "Orange is the New Black," which won her a SAG award in 2014. Most recently, you can see her in "Jurassic World" as Vivian, a character that provides brilliant comic relief in the film... Read More →
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Marissa Strickland

Marissa Strickland is an actress/writer from Los Angeles, CA. She performed in the 2017 ABC Discovers: Talent Showcase and improvises weekly at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Marissa's credits include "Blackish," "Happy Endings," Adult Swim's "Newsreaders," Hulu's "Betch" and... Read More →
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Mary Holland

Mary Holland performs regularly at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in LA. Television credits include "The Mindy Project," "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," "Comedy Bang Bang!," "Silicon Valley," and "Blunt Talk" on Starz. Film credits include "Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates... Read More →
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Paul F. Tompkins

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

Zach is a performer/writer/composer from Santa Barbara California, which is like Los Angeles but prettier and with better weather. You’ve heard of it because Oprah lives there. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in theater from UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts, and is a house... Read More →



Friday January 18, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

8:00pm

The End of the World with Josh Clark, or How I Learned to Start Worrying and Love Humanity

Have you wondered how humanity might go extinct? Nuclear war? Climate change? Both would be really bad for us, sure. You can even imagine that they might kill off 99% of everyone alive. Again, bad. But there's a big difference between 99% extinct and fully, totally 100% extinct - so much of a difference that when you lay it out, losing that last 1% of humanity is much, much worse than the first 99% dying. Why? Because humanity has a bright, long future ahead and if we accidentally wipe ourselves out then we lose that future too. It just so happens that we are entering a time when the chances of accidentally wiping ourselves out are greater than ever. The technology we're beginning to dabble in but don't fully understand - AI, biotech, nanotech, high-energy physics experiments - these will be the very things that advance our civilization headlong into that bright future. If we can survive figuring out how they work. Join "Stuff You Should Know" podcaster Josh Clark for an eye-opening (eye-popping, really) exploration of existential risks, those reasons why we humans might not be around anymore a hundred or so years from now. This is a partially seated show—arrive early for a seat. $32, ages 21+

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Josh Clark

Josh Clark is co-host of the award-winning podcast Stuff You Should Know. Over the past 10 years and 1100 episodes, SYSK has built a cult following around the world, and in person the SYSK Live shows have sold out venues in cities across the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, New Zealand... Read More →



Friday January 18, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Cafe du Nord 2174 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94114

8:00pm

Cool Playlist

On “Cool Playlist”, host Eliza Skinner and a guest create a playlist for a specific life event, moment, or occasion. From Bar Fights, to Break-ups, to Goth Weddings – we’ll soundtrack it all. Not only do you get a great playlist but new insight into some of your favorite comedians, actors, musicians, and more! $25, All Ages

Artists
avatar for Cole Stratton

Cole Stratton

Cole Stratton is the co-founder of SF Sketchfest, the San Francisco Comedy Festival, a month-long annual event highlighting the best in improv, sketch, stand-up, TV and film comedy, which celebrates its eighteenth year in January 2019. Along with Janet Varney, he has written and performed... Read More →
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Cristela Alonzo

Cristela Alonzo made TV history by being the first Latina to create, produce and star in a network TV sitcom, Cristela. Cristela starred in Disney Pixar's hit movie, "Cars 3," as“Cruz Ramirez”. Her first hour-long stand-up special, "Lower Classy," is currently streaming on Netflix... 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... Read More →
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Eliza Skinner

Eliza Skinner is an LA based comedian who TimeOut LA & NY have described as "one to watch". She was the head writer for "Drop The Mic" on TBS, and is a frequent guest star on "Take My Wife" on Starz. She was also a staff writer and performer on CBS's "Late Late Show with James Corden... 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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Sam Johnides

Sam Johnides hails from the great state of Michigan, where he attended Grand Valley State University for Music Composition and Performance. He is super looking forward to being able to perform with Eliza Skinner at the festival! As we all know, she's amazing. Outside of musical improv... Read More →



Friday January 18, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm

Asian AF
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. $25, All Ages

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avatar for Andrew Ti

Andrew Ti

Andrew Ti hosts the "Yo, Is This Racist?" podcast & is the writer of the popular blog of the same name.
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Dan Lee

Dan Lee is an actor, writer and comedian based in Los Angeles. At the UCB Theatre he has improvised on Harold Night and has hosted the hit variety show Asian AF, which has been featured on NBC News, ABC News, The New York Times, LA Times and many more. He also creates videos with... Read More →
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Dhruv Uday Singh

Dhruv Uday Singh is an actor, writer, improviser, filmmaker and other things you can just claim to be. He was born and raised in Bombay, now Mumbai, India. He currently plays Raj Patil on the Freeform show "Good Trouble," and can be seen on "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," "Adam Ruins Everything... Read More →
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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 credits... Read More →
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Joel Kim Booster

Joel Kim Booster is a Chicago-bred, Los Angeles-based comedian and writer. As a comedian he has appeared on "Conan," Comedy Central’s "The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail," "This Is Not Happening" and "@midnight," Logo’s "Comedy Cabaret" and truTV’s "Comedy Knockout." In 2017... 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 ROR... Read More →
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Sarah Claspell

Sarah Claspell is an actor & writer living in Los Angeles. She is a regular performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade with Cardinal Redbird and at the monthly showcase Asian AF. She has written for Drunk History, Gizmodo, Ask.com and many live shows including "Characters Welcome... Read More →
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Will Choi

Will Choi is an LA based actor, writer, & producer. He is best known as the creator of the hit Asian American variety show "Asian AF" at the UCB Theatre in Los Angeles & New York, along with "Filipino AF" & "South Asian AF". Currently, Will is the host of NBC News’ docu-series "Break... Read More →



Friday January 18, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

Charla Lauriston: Live Album Taping
Charla Lauriston is a stand-up comedian and television writer hailing from New York by way of Boston by way of Haiti. Charla has written for "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," Comedy Central’s "Why? W/ Hannibal Buress," TBS’ "People of Earth," and FOX’s "Ghosted." She appeared on "The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail" on Comedy Central and has been featured at the New York, Brooklyn, Cape Fear, She-Devil, and Chicago Women’s Funny Festivals. Charla was Joke of the Week in TimeOut New York and has written pieces for Elle Magazine and The Root. Her web series, "Clench & Release," garnered critical acclaim that described her as “self-assured and gleefully sarcastic” (WNYC) and “one of the most exciting and original voices in comedy” (Splitsider). The series was also featured in Glamour, Indie Wire, Paste Magazine, Bustle, and Comedy Hype. Charla was listed as one of 8 Black Women Ready for SNL by Essence Magazine and is a 2018 Sundance New Voices Fellow. $20, All Ages

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Charla Lauriston

Charla Lauriston is a stand-up comedian and television writer hailing from New York by way of Boston by way of Haiti. Charla has written for "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," Comedy Central’s "Why? W/ Hannibal Buress," TBS’ "People of Earth," and FOX’s "Ghosted." She appeared on... Read More →



Friday January 18, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Brava Cabaret 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

8:00pm

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Max Silvestri & Nick Youssef
The SF Sketchfest Dozen: The Next Wave of Stand-Up Comedy Stars

SF Sketchfest presents a pairing from a dozen hand-picked stand-up comedians on the rise: names you might not know now, but will be hearing a lot from soon. $24, ages 18+

Due to a change in his schedule, Byron Bowers is no longer appearing. Nick Youssef has been added.
 

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avatar for Joey Avery

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 and was recently listed in SF Chronicle as one of the Bay Area Comic's to catch. He has appeared on Fox and AJ+ and currently produces content... Read More →
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Max Silvestri

Max Silvestri is a comedian, writer and actor whose stand up special is out now on Netflix’s "The Comedy Lineup." Max is currently developing a half hour comedy at FX together with Annapurna and best friends Gabe Liedman and Jenny Slate. He's also a Consulting Producer for Netflix's... 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. Fresh off the new sitcom "Alone Together" on the Freeform Network, Nick's comedy also has been seen on Hulu’s "Coming to the Stage," NBCs "Last Call with Carson Daly," Comedy Central’s... Read More →



Friday January 18, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

9:00pm

Basement Party, Mike Lane: One of the Good Ones and William Williams, Hosted by Carter Anderson

SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! $15, All Ages

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Basement Party

Basement Party is a school of rainbow pilot fish consisting of perfectly functional alcoholics, narcissistic personality disorders, stoop dwellers, ne'er do wells, recovering Crit Lit majors, and Nora, all just trying to keep it classy even if I have to shiv a guy. We’re a sketch... Read More →
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Carter Anderson

Carter Anderson is a Portland Based Comedian originally from Texas. He got his start in Theatre and Radio before deciding to sling jokes full time. He’s been described as Def Comedy Jam in a Library and constantly works in how proud he is of having a Hulu Plus account into most... Read More →
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Mike Lane: One Of The Good Ones

Mike Lane is a LA based sketch performer who still listens to ska unironically. He has been performing sketch at UCBNY and UCBLA for 8 years with his sketch group, "BOAT," and on UCB's Maude Night. With them, he has performed at SF Sketchfest, Chicago Sketchfest, Toronto Sketchfest... Read More →
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William Williams

William Williams is an indie sketch team in Los Angeles which consists of 6 UCB players. From 4 sold out shows at iO West and Lyric Hyperion and a revue at the Comedy Central stage, William Williams mounted a streak of wins at UCB's Sketch showdown. We're known for incorporating media... Read More →



Friday January 18, 2019 9:00pm - 10:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St., San Francisco, CA 94102

9:00pm

Live from the Alamo
Remember The Alamo -- and the time that you saw SF Sketchfest take over House 5 for a series of stand-up comedy showcases with some of the best emerging joke tellers in the nation! And a few from Canada, too. $18, 18+ unless accompanied by an adult

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avatar for Anthony K

Anthony K

A west coast comic with an east coast sensibility, he credits comedians like Chris Rock, Patrice O'Neal and Roseanne Barr for their influence on his work. His style is raw and grating but relatable, like a sandblaster, or your first divorce. His ability to pull humor out of everyday... 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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Florentina Tanase

Florentina Tanase is a San Francisco-based comic, born in Romania and raised to be an elated pessimist. Florentina has performed at Cobb's Comedy, The Punchline, The World Famous Comedy Store and for an unassuming Airbnb host. Florentina’s captivating anecdotes about living in rural... Read More →
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Hannah Einbinder

Hannah Einbinder is a Los Angeles based stand up comedian.
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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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Kevin O'Shea

Commonly described as clever, absurd, awkward but in a funny way and too smart for his own good, Kevin O’Shea has been on IFC and ComedyCentral.com. He is a favorite of comedy festivals such as The SF SketchFest and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival. In 2012 he co-founded Cynic Cave... 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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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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Stuart Thompson

Stuart Thompson is a 28-year-old Los Angeles based stand-up comedy phenom. Getting his start at age 18 in San Francisco, he relocated to Los Angeles following graduation from college and now performs stand-up all over the world. He has written for "National Lampoon" and most recently... Read More →



Friday January 18, 2019 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Alamo Drafthouse at the New Mission 2550 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:00pm

Found Footage Festival vs. Everything Is Terrible!
Found Footage Festival: Childhood friends Joe Pickett (The Onion) and Nick Prueher (Late Show with David Letterman) take you on a guided tour through their incredible collection of special interest VHS tapes found at thrift stores and garage sales across the country.

Everything is Terrible! is the video and performance collective that is responsible for some of the internet’s most hilarious and bizarre videos. EIT! has posted daily re-edits for 11 years that have been culled from the mountains of dead media on the verge of abandonment by humanity. Some of their most widely shared videos include the creepy yoga farmer Yogi Ogi Dogi, the pedophile hunting Yellow Dino, Cat Massage, Pubic Hair Dying, and of course, the demi-child-god Duane. Beyond creating what the CBC called ‘The best site ever’, Everything Is Terrible! has also collected over 24,000 "Jerry Maguire" VHS tapes that will one day live in a permanent pyramid in the desert. Their "Jerry Maguire Video Store" immersive art installation in Los Angeles was praised by The New York Times, Vice, ABC News, The Paris Review, and more. EIT!’s legion of cult-like followers drive for hours with offerings of hundreds of Jerrys to their one-of-a-kind live experiences which showcase their videos, costumes, puppets, performances, and insane worldview. They have made 7 feature length movies and their most recent, "The Great Satan" (2018) was called “a masterpiece’’ by both Film Threat and The Chicago Reader. $23, All Ages

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Everything is Terrible!

"Everything is Terrible!" is the video and performance collective that is responsible for some of the internet’s most hilarious and bizarre videos. EIT! has posted daily re-edits for 11 years that have been culled from the mountains of dead media on the verge of abandonment by humanity... Read More →
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Found Footage Festival

Childhood friends Joe Pickett (The Onion) and Nick Prueher ("Late Show with David Letterman") take you on a guided tour through their incredible collection of special interest VHS tapes found at thrift stores and garage sales across the country.



Friday January 18, 2019 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

10:00pm

Workjuice Improv
SF Sketchfest wouldn’t be complete without the WorkJuice Players, and this year is no exception. The cast of perennial favorites will take to the stage, sans scripts, and improvise a show based on monologues by special guest Busy Philipps ("Cougartown," "Freaks & Geeks"). The players have mesmerized audiences around the world and will bring their incredible wit and hilarity to San Francisco for one show only. This is long form improv at its best! $30, All Ages

Artists
avatar for Annie Savage

Annie Savage

Annie Savage has performed on stage in numerous sketch and improv shows, most notably as a Conservatory Grad from Second City, L.A. She was a troupe member on “National Lampoon’s National Sketch Show Tour” and wrote, produced and starred in the sketch show, “Stupid Annie and... Read More →
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Busy Philipps

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

Craig Cackowski

Craig Cackowski has been seen on your television as a regular cast member on "Drunk History" and as Officer Cackowski on "Community." Other film and television appearances include "Veep," "Newsreaders," "Comedy Bang Bang," "The Mindy Project," "How I Met Your Mother," "Trust Us With... Read More →
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Hal Lublin

In addition to providing a multitude of characters for the Thrilling Adventure Hour, Hal Lublin has provided voices to a number of films, television shows, videogames and commercials. He is one of the featured players and writers on The David Feldman Radio program and podcast, and... Read More →
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Janet Varney

Janet Varney is an Emmy-Nominated actor, comedian, writer and producer. She can currently be seen fighting dark forces opposite John C. McGinley on IFC's, "Stan Against Evil" and generally being a horrible person as Becca on FXX’s "You’re the Worst." In the animation world, she... Read More →
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Marc Evan Jackson

Photo by Shiloh StrongMarc Evan Jackson is a WorkJuice Player whom you might recognize from "The Good Place," "Kong: Skull Island," "The Kings of Summer","22 Jump Street," "Parks & Recreation," "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," and every other television show in the year 2014. He thinks more... Read More →
avatar for Mark Gagliardi

Mark Gagliardi

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

Paul F. Tompkins

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



Friday January 18, 2019 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:00pm

Totally Hosted with Dave Hill

Host Dave Hill welcomes you to Totally Hosted, a talk show where each guest gets the opportunity to also be the host! 
This is a partially seated show—arrive early for a seat. $25, 21+

Due to a scheduling conflict, Sarah Thyre will no longer be appearing.

Artists
avatar for Alice Wetterlund

Alice Wetterlund

Alice Wetterlund has performed her non-yelling brand of comedy nationally at colleges, clubs, and festivals such as Just for Laughs, Bridgetown, Moon Tower, Women in Comedy, SF Sketchfest, RIOT LA, and frequently tours with Comedy Central on Campus and with Girl Code/Guy Code on Campus... 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... Read More →
avatar for Guy Branum

Guy Branum

Guy Branum is a comedian best known for his appearances on "Chelsea Lately," "@Midnight," "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore," and "The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail." He is the creator and host for the new truTV show "Talk Show The Game Show" and is a writer and producer for Hulu’s... Read More →
avatar for Jon Glaser

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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Joshua Grannell

Joshua Grannell is the creator and programmer of the SF Underground Short Film Festival. He attended film school at Penn State University, where his senior thesis film Jizzmopper: A Love Story won the Audience Award upon graduation. It was during the production of this film that his... Read More →



Friday January 18, 2019 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94114

10:00pm

Gabriel Gundacker / Mission CTRL

Gabriel Gundacker is currently on hiatus from his first full-time job as a comedy triple threat—writing, composing and voicing several roles on Stephen Colbert’s animated series for Showtime,"Our Cartoon President," which is a workplace comedy where the office happens to be Oval. Previously, Gabe amassed a strong online following via his YouTube Channel and on Vine, before its demise, with 1M+ followers. He has made comedy shorts for Funny or Die and self-produced videos which have amassed millions of views, most notably 2018’s viral sensation “Zendaya is Meechee”. On the live side, along with collaborator Nick Jester, Gabe has co-created and starred in multiple inventive and successful 2-man shows on Second City Chicago’s UP Comedy stage.

Mission CTRL is a sketch comedy startup based in San Francisco. After years of disruptive comedic innovation on stage and in video, Mission CTRL held their highly-anticipated IPO in 2011 to billions in projected revenues. They are repeat performers at SF Sketchfest, creators of the world’s first ballet-horror-comedy, Duck Lake, and are members of the SF based arts collective / downtown SF venue, PianoFight. “Mission CTRL ranks with the best of sketch comedy troupes: think Second City and early SNL,” (SF Examiner) and calling them “SF Sketch Legends” (TheLAist) and “seriously funny shit” (7×7). $20, All Ages

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Gabriel Gundacker

Gabe is currently on hiatus from his first full-time job as a comedy triple threat—writing, composing and voicing several roles on Stephen Colbert’s animated series for Showtime, "Our Cartoon President." which is a workplace comedy where the office happens to be Oval. Previously... Read More →
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Mission CTRL

Mission CTRL is a sketch comedy startup based in San Francisco. After years of disruptive comedic innovation on stage and in video, Mission CTRL held their highly-anticipated IPO in 2011 to billions in projected revenues. They are repeat performers at SF Sketchfest, creators of the... Read More →
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Nasser Khan

Nasser Khan is a California-born, New York City-based comedian. His humor ranges from absurd to darkly dry as he tackles a range of topics, from race and religion to his abiding love of croissants.He has performed all around the country and has been featured in festivals such as Bridgetown... Read More →



Friday January 18, 2019 10:00pm - 11:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

10:15pm

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Max Silvestri & Nick Youssef
The SF Sketchfest Dozen: The Next Wave of Stand-Up Comedy Stars

SF Sketchfest presents a pairing from a dozen hand-picked stand-up comedians on the rise: names you might not know now, but will be hearing a lot from soon. $24, ages 18+

Due to a change in his schedule, Byron Bowers is no longer appearing. Nick Youssef has been added. 

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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 and was recently listed in SF Chronicle as one of the Bay Area Comic's to catch. He has appeared on Fox and AJ+ and currently produces content... Read More →
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Max Silvestri

Max Silvestri is a comedian, writer and actor whose stand up special is out now on Netflix’s "The Comedy Lineup." Max is currently developing a half hour comedy at FX together with Annapurna and best friends Gabe Liedman and Jenny Slate. He's also a Consulting Producer for Netflix's... 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. Fresh off the new sitcom "Alone Together" on the Freeform Network, Nick's comedy also has been seen on Hulu’s "Coming to the Stage," NBCs "Last Call with Carson Daly," Comedy Central’s... Read More →



Friday January 18, 2019 10:15pm - 11:45pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

10:15pm

The Art Critique Comedy Show
The Art Critique Comedy Show {comedians roasting thrift store art} brings five secondhand disasterpieces, found at Goodwills, garage sales, and flea markets, up on stage to be properly torn apart by salty stand-up comics. You'll love laughing at this treasure trash so much by show's end, you won't be able to keep yourself from bidding when it's auctioned off by your hosts Jeremy Talamantes and Jordan Cerminara. $15, All Ages

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Jeremy Talamantes

Jeremy Talamantes is a San Francisco based comedian with a taste for the goofier things in life. The day he dropped out of community college he solemnly swore to make others laugh. He has been upholding his oath ever since by traveling the United States telling jokes, writing his... Read More →
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Jordan Cerminara

Jordan Cerminara is a Midwest-raised, small town class clown that graduated to Bay Area buffoon. Writing and performing comedy has given this goofball myriad opportunities, including opening for Nikki Glaser, hosting live “eSports tournaments” (whatever that means) on Skillz... Read More →
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Kiry Shabazz

Kiry Shabazz is a stand-up from Cleveland, now based in LA. Kiry started comedy in Northern California and quickly became a regular at the Punchline, Rooster T Feathers, and Cobb's. In 2017, Kiry was one of 1,250 stand ups who auditioned at open calls for the annual Stand Up NBC Competition... Read More →
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Maria Wojciechowski

Maria Wojciechowski is a Brooklyn-based stand-up comedian with a strong background of sketch, improv, dance, and music.Originally from Mobile, AL, Maria has been praised by Theater is Easy for possessing “a sharp wit” and “a clarity of prose.” The Chicago Tribune noted she... Read More →
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Mark Smalls

Mark Smalls is a stand up comic out of Northern California. Born on the east coast he brings a slightly different outlook to the bright and sunny west coast. A paid regular at all SF comedy clubs including The Punch Line, Cobbs Comedy Club,and The San Jose Improv. He’s opened for... Read More →



Friday January 18, 2019 10:15pm - 11:45pm
Brava Cabaret 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:30pm

Bubble: An all-new episode of the sci-fi comedy podcast
"Bubble" takes place right now, but someplace else. Specifically, in the Portland-ish town of Fairhaven, a literal Bubble that is, for the most part, sealed off and protected from the otherworldly beasts that live in the surrounding Brush. The show follows a small band of monster killers, led by the Brush-born Morgan, as they struggle to make ends meet and find love in a nightmarish version of the gig economy. Part allegory, part commentary, part ass-kicking, this smart, sci-fi-infused comedy ticks lots of pop-culture boxes. Think "Broad City" meets "Buffy" meets the BBC radio version of "Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy." $35/$25, ages 18+

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Alison Becker

Alison Becker is a writer/comedian/actor/producer who voices Morgan, the lead in the new scripted sci-fi podcast, "Bubble," from MaxFun. She is also known as Shauna Malwae-Tweep, the longest running guest star on NBC’s "Parks and Recreation." Alison has appeared on countless television... Read More →
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Cristela Alonzo

Cristela Alonzo made TV history by being the first Latina to create, produce and star in a network TV sitcom, Cristela. Cristela starred in Disney Pixar's hit movie, "Cars 3," as“Cruz Ramirez”. Her first hour-long stand-up special, "Lower Classy," is currently streaming on Netflix... Read More →
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Eliza Skinner

Eliza Skinner is an LA based comedian who TimeOut LA & NY have described as "one to watch". She was the head writer for "Drop The Mic" on TBS, and is a frequent guest star on "Take My Wife" on Starz. She was also a staff writer and performer on CBS's "Late Late Show with James Corden... Read More →
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Jean Grae

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

Jordan Morris is a comedy writer and podcaster who wrote for (and occasionally appeared on) Comedy Central's Emmy-winning late night show, "@Midnight." Some other credits include: "Unikitty" for Cartoon Network, "Good Mythical Morning" for YouTube and projects for Funny or Die, Geek... Read More →
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Mike Mitchell

Mike Mitchell is an American actor, comedian, and writer best known as a member of "The Birthday Boys" sketch comedy group and for his role as Randy Monahan on the Netflix series "Love." He currently co-hosts the podcast "Doughboys," which reviews and discusses chain restaurants... Read More →



Friday January 18, 2019 10:30pm - Saturday January 19, 2019 12:00am
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

10:30pm

Off Book: The Improvised Musical
It takes years for a Broadway musical to hit the stage, but on Off Book: The Improvised Musical, you get a brand new original musical every week! Each episode, Jessica McKenna, Zach Reino and special guest Sean Cullen create a new musical on the spot with help from guest accompanist Jacob Russell-Snyder. $25, All Ages

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Jacob Russell-Snyder

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

Jessica is a Southern California native, born in Yorba Linda in Orange County. Not the Orange County as seen on TV. More like the Nixon and horse trail Orange County. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Theatre from Northwestern University.  Since moving to L.A., Jessica has studied... Read More →
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Sean Cullen

Multiple Gemini/Canadian Screen Award/Canadian Comedy Award-winner Sean Cullen has been entertaining audiences for decades. A fixture on the comedy circuit, Cullen’s musical talents, uproarious improv, and uncanny mimicry give him a style all his own. Whether it is performing his... Read More →
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Zach Reino

Zach is a performer/writer/composer from Santa Barbara California, which is like Los Angeles but prettier and with better weather. You’ve heard of it because Oprah lives there. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in theater from UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts, and is a house... Read More →



Friday January 18, 2019 10:30pm - Saturday January 19, 2019 12:00am
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

10:30pm

Resistance is Fertile

R.I.F. Comedy AKA Resistance is Fertile is a show of queers, queens, and 1 token peen. We feature a majority female lineup of comedy's rising starsto discuss the joys of being a woman or GNC in a batshit world, the eternal struggle to harness one’s inner diva, and the art of resisting everything but our favorite vices. Bonus track: We will lovingly humiliate our 1 male comic on the lineup for the sins of all men -- ever -- and invert the typical comedy lineup where only one woman is booked on a predominantly male lineup. Comedians on this selective showcase have been featured on Conan, Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, NBC, Viceland, MTV and more. $20, ages 21+

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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 Bay Area showcases Resistance is Fertile, Brave New Jokes, Jokelandish, and regular fundraiser... Read More →
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Devon Walker

Devon Walker is a stand-up comic from Austin, TX currently based in Brooklyn. Devon has been named as one of Comedy Central's "Up Next" comics to watch, and has been featured on Clusterfest, Moontower Comedy Festival, and the Big Sky Comedy Festival. Devon's dad is really proud of... Read More →
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Geneva Rust-Orta

Geneva Rust-Orta is a stand-up comedian from Oakland, California. She got her start in comedy while at university in Northeast England. While in England, she performed all over the UK, and even once in Helsinki, Finland. Since moving back home to Oakland in 2016, Geneva has found... Read More →
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Nicole Calasich

Nicole Calasich is a comedian based in SF & LA and actively hungry right now. Her jokes have been on Comedy Central, her face on ABCdigital. Her humor is big-words smartcool and her incisive audience rapport is the dumbest. Fans have told her “You make me proud to be a woman... Read More →
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Pallavi Gunalan

Pallavi performs stand-up comedy all over the US and India. She has participated in many comedy festivals, including SF Sketchfest, the Portland Queer Comedy Festival, NY Comedy Fest, and Zee TV’s Desi Comedy Fest. Additionally, Pallavi has appeared on the "Kill Tony Podcast" and... Read More →
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Stef Dag

Stef Dag makes cool shit for the video team at Condé Nast, where she's written for Bill Hader, Michael Che & Colin Jost, Jennifer Lawrence, Jay Pharoah, and more. She's opened for comic and former “Daily Show” producer, Jena Friedman, and performs regularly all over NYC. She's... Read More →
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Wanjiko Eke

Wanjiko Eke is an Austin, TX native. She got her start in LA a 6 years ago, and has performed all over the country. She combines her high energy and weirdness on stage to entertain a variety of audiences.



Friday January 18, 2019 10:30pm - Saturday January 19, 2019 12:00am
Cafe du Nord 2174 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94114

11:00pm

The Fork! presented by Little Gem, JV presents #ThrowbackFriday, and The Laser Comedy Show

SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! $15, All Ages

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Caleb Lush

I'm a local improviser/stand-up performer and producer.I started doing comedy after living in Europe, working on boats in Central America, then doing the Peace Corps in West Africa until Ebola sent me back to northern California. While living abroad, I realized that I'd always wanted... Read More →
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JV presents: #ThrowbackFriday

Everyone loves throwback pictures, especially JV. That's why they're inviting hilarious storytellers to the UCB stage to show them off. Each guest will take the audience into the world of their old pictures, then JV will weave these stories into improv comedy. It's the best thing... Read More →
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The Fork! Presented by Little Gem

The FORK! is an improv and sketch comedy show inspired by life's big decisions. It starts with a special guest who shares a personal story about a time they were faced with a big decision and the path they chose. Then Little Gem (SF's best improv comedy team named after a bougie kind... Read More →
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The Laser Comedy Show

During the last 14 plus years, Chris Fair has been performing different types of comedy from stand up, improv and sketch to inventing his own niche called The Laser Comedy Show where all his talents from a life love of drawing to his later life love of improv and characters came together... Read More →



Friday January 18, 2019 11:00pm - Saturday January 19, 2019 12:30am
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St., San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Saturday, January 19
 

11:00am

How To Improvise Like a Married Couple: Improv Workshop

This workshop is for established two-person improv groups, or those looking to become established! Craig and Carla Cackowski perform as the duo Orange Tuxedo in Los Angeles and all over the world. Students will join the class as pairs and over the course of this two-hour intensive, they will work with Craig, Carla or both to find their duo's voice, guided by Orange Tuxedo's motto "grounded relationships, formed by eccentric characters". $60, All Ages

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Carla Cackowski

Carla Cackowski is an improviser, writer, and podcaster currently based out of Portland, Oregon. She toured all over Europe, Alaska, and the Caribbean performing comedy with The Second City. She's a member of SAG-AFTRA and has done voiceover work on shows for ABC Family, TBS, and... Read More →
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Craig Cackowski

Craig Cackowski has been seen on your television as a regular cast member on "Drunk History" and as Officer Cackowski on "Community." Other film and television appearances include "Veep," "Newsreaders," "Comedy Bang Bang," "The Mindy Project," "How I Met Your Mother," "Trust Us With... Read More →



Saturday January 19, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

1:00pm

Doughboys
Doughboys, Feral Audio's cult podcast about chain restaurants, presents a special live recording. Join hosts Nick Wiger aka Burger Boy and Mike "Spoonman" Mitchell for what's sure to be a rousing and combative discussion about America's true national pastime: eating. $35/$25, ages 18+

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Mike Mitchell

Mike Mitchell is an American actor, comedian, and writer best known as a member of "The Birthday Boys" sketch comedy group and for his role as Randy Monahan on the Netflix series "Love." He currently co-hosts the podcast "Doughboys," which reviews and discusses chain restaurants... Read More →
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Nick Wiger

Michael "Mitch" Mitchell and Nick Wiger are writers and actors who live in Los Angeles. Their respective hometowns of Qunicy, Massachusetts, and Lakewood, California, are the birthplaces of Dunkin' Donuts and Denny's. They met performing sketch comedy at the Upright Citizen Brigade... Read More →



Saturday January 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

1:00pm

Movie Crush with Chuck Bryant
Movie Crush is an interview show where Chuck Bryant from Stuff You Should Know sits down with your favorite people to talk about their favorite movie. Simple enough, but what we get is much more than that. It’s a look at what makes a favorite thing, and why someone’s favorite movie says so much about who they are. More conversation than interview, Movie Crush, at its heart, is about the love affair we all have with the silver screen. $25, All Ages

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Busy Philipps

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

Charles (Chuck) Bryant co-hosts the "Stuff You Should Know" podcast, a platform he uses to educate the public about common things and how they work. Bryant also writes articles for the site, touching on a potpourri of various subjects. Born in Atlanta in the early 1970s under the... Read More →



Saturday January 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

4:00pm

Jon Glaser Loves Gear
Jon Glaser is a comedian and real-life gear-lover. John Hodgman is a comedian and fake judge. Together, these Jo(h)ns join forces for an afternoon of comedy, conversation and clips from truTV’s "Jon Glaser Loves Gear." Featuring individual stand-up sets from Glaser and Hodgman, followed by a joint chat sesh, audience Q&A, and special sneak peeks from the television series A.V. Club dubbed “epically, fantastically ridiculous.” $25, ages 18+

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John Hodgman

John Hodgman is a writer, comedian, and actor. He is the author of three books of fake facts and invented trivia, all of them New York Times Bestsellers, and his writing has also appeared in The Paris Review, This American Life, The New Yorker, and Mad Magazine.After an appearance... Read More →
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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 →



Saturday January 19, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

4:00pm

Playhouse Masterpieces

Neil Campbell ("Comedy Bang! Bang!") and Paul Rust ("Love") present a never-before-seen semi-improvised play of great artistic importance. Experience an evening of legitimate theatre featuring themes and layers and like metaphors and stuff, like smart things that actually matter, unlike so much of the drivel you see these days. Featuring Mike Hanford ("The Birthday Boys"), Mary Holland ("Veep") and Mike Mitchell ("Comedy Bang! Bang!"). $25, 21+

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Mary Holland

Mary Holland performs regularly at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in LA. Television credits include "The Mindy Project," "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," "Comedy Bang Bang!," "Silicon Valley," and "Blunt Talk" on Starz. Film credits include "Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates... 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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Mike Mitchell

Mike Mitchell is an American actor, comedian, and writer best known as a member of "The Birthday Boys" sketch comedy group and for his role as Randy Monahan on the Netflix series "Love." He currently co-hosts the podcast "Doughboys," which reviews and discusses chain restaurants... Read More →
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Neil Campbell

Neil Campbell is a writer and performer from Los Angeles, California. Writing credits include "Comedy Bang! Bang!" (Head Writer and Executive Producer), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "The Simpsons," the 2016 Academy Awards (host: Chris Rock), the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards (host Andy Samberg... Read More →
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Paul Rust

Paul Rust is an actor, writer and improviser born in Le Mars, Iowa. He currently stars in "Love," which he co-created with Lesley Arfin and Judd Apatow.



Saturday January 19, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94114

4:00pm

Worst First Chapter (A Benefit for 826 Valencia)
It’s simple: each author has made up an intentionally awful first chapter to a terrible, nonexistent book. We read them aloud while you sit in the audience and listen, and occasionally clap. Proceeds to benefit 826 Valencia.  $25, All Ages

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Christopher Moore

Christopher Moore is the author of sixteen novels, including the international best-seller Lamb, and the lastest, a comic crime novel, Noir. He grew up in Mansfield, Ohio, the son of a highway patrolman and a home appliance salesperson, and was mediocre student and athelete in school... Read More →
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Dana Gould

Dana Gould began his professional comedy career at the age of seventeen. Between ComedyCentral, HBO and Showtime, Dana has six solo stand-up comedy specials to his credit. He has appeared on "The Late Show with David Letterman," "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "Conan," and much more.As an actor... Read More →
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Jean Grae

Jean Grae is a modern day polymath you may know from being a critically acclaimed, internationally renowned lyricist, performer, writer and producer. Since like… 25 years ago. She’s only 6 now. What a talent.Maybe you've seen her on “Night Train with Wyatt Cenac,” “Thrilling... 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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Laser Malena-Webber

Laser Malena-Webber is a writer and performer! They’re best known as half of the Billboard-charting folk-comedy band the Doubleclicks, but also improvise and write in Los Angeles. Laser’s a real nerd and can been seen playing tabletop games on the Geek & Sundry network as well... 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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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 →



Saturday January 19, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

4:00pm

“Best in Show” 20th Anniversary screening and reunion (SOLD OUT)
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Dog lovers and comedy lovers unite for one of the funniest films of our time! Filmed 20 years ago, "Best in Show" was directed by Christopher Guest from a script outline by Guest and Eugene Levy, and improvised by an incredible cast, almost all of whom will appear for an in-depth onstage conversation before the screening, moderated by Kevin Pollak.

Tier 1 - $55 Front Orchestra
Tier 2 - $45 Rear Orchestra/Balcony
All seating general admission within sections
All Ages

Artists
avatar for Catherine O'Hara

Catherine O'Hara

Catherine O’Hara is a prolific, multi-award winning actress, writer, and comedian whose film credits include lead and supporting roles in "Beetlejuice," "Home Alone," "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York," "After Hours," "Heartburn," "The Life Before This," "Penelope," "Away We Go... Read More →
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Christopher Guest

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

Inspired by the works of his Academy Award-winning father, Ed Begley, Jr. became an actor. He first came to audiences’ attention for his portrayal of Dr. Victor Ehrlich on the long-running hit television series, “St. Elsewhere,” for which he received six Emmy nominations. Since... Read More →
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Eugene Levy

Eugene Levy has established himself as one of the most successful comedic character actors in film and television. He has appeared in over sixty motion pictures, eight of which have broken the $100 million dollar mark. Levy launched his career on the hit television series "SCTV... Read More →
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Jane Lynch

Actress Jane Lynch was raised near Chicago and cut her theatrical teeth at The Second City and Steppenwolf Theatre.Lynch is the two-time Emmy winning host of "Hollywood Game Night" and an Emmy and Golden Globe winner for her portrayal of Sue Sylvester on "Glee." She will be seen this... Read More →
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John Michael Higgins

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

KAREN MURPHY began her filmmaking career working in the documentary world. The first feature film that she produced was Rob Reiner’s documentary- style comedy, “This is Spinal Tap,” which was selected by the National Film Registry to be preserved in the Library of Congress.Following... 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 actor... Read More →
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Michael Hitchcock

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

Michael McKean has been at it, whatever it is, for a long time. In the early seventies, he joined David L. Lander, Harry Shearer and Richard Beebe in LA’s satirical "Credibility Gap." Lander & McKean went on to complicate the lives of "Laverne & Shirley" on TV. Films followed: "Young... Read More →



Saturday January 19, 2019 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

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, All Ages

Due to a change in schedule, Sarah Thyre will not be appearing.

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Andy Richter

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

Langston Kerman is a LA based stand-up comic, actor and writer originally from Oak Park, IL. Langston’s first half hour special just aired in September 2018 as part of Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents. This past month, Langston wrote and starred in a Broadway Video produced presentation... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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Stephanie Allynne

Stephanie Allynne is a writer and actor on the Amazon series "One Mississippi," plays Joey on Adult Swim's "Dream Corp, LLC," and is currently developing a show for HBO. Stephanie can be seen in the upcoming features "The Runaround," "Please Stand By," "And Punching the Clown," as... Read More →



Saturday January 19, 2019 4:20pm - 5:50pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

5:30pm

Obsessed with Joseph Scrimshaw

Obsessed is a comedy podcast about liking things a lot. Hosted by comedian/writer Joseph Scrimshaw, guests share their deepest loves from Cats to Star Wars to Knitting and everything in between. This live episode is all about MISUNDERSTOOD WATER CREATURES! Guest Rebecca Watson (Skepchicks, Quiz-O-Tron) is obsessed with Sharks and guest Trace Beaulieu (The Mads, MST3k) is obsessed with The Creature From The Black Lagoon!

Joseph is a comedian and writer. He performs regularly in Los Angeles and at festivals and conventions across the country. He's written for RiffTrax, Screen Junkies, the upcoming Adult Swim show Tigtone, and much more. He's been performing at SF Sketchfest for multiple years doing stand-up, one acts with Bill Corbett, and for the last several years live recordings of Obsessed Podcast. FREE, All Ages

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Joseph Scrimshaw

Joseph Scrimshaw is a comedian and writer once described by a fan on Twitter as “geek flavored.” Joseph has written for Screen Junkies, RiffTrax, and the upcoming Adult Swim show Tigtone. Joseph has also written and performed for the public radio show "Wits," the satirical news... Read More →
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Obsessed Podcast with Joseph Scrimshaw

Comedian and writer Joseph Scrimshaw asks guests to share their deepest loves and obsessions from cats to Star Wars to knitting to Pro-Wrestling and everything in between.
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Rebecca Watson

Rebecca Watson is the founder of the "Skepchick Network," a collection of sites focused on science and critical thinking. She has written for outlets such as Slate, Popular Science, and the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. In addition to hosting Quiz-o-Tron, a rowdy, live quiz show... Read More →
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Trace Beaulieu

TRACE BEAULIEU is a comic actor, writer, and performer. He was a founding member of the Emmy-nominated, Peabody Award-winning, cult hit show, "Mystery Science Theater 3000." In addition to writing, occasionally directing, designing and building sets and props, Trace performed the puppet character... Read More →



Saturday January 19, 2019 5:30pm - 7:00pm
PianoFight Bar 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

7:00pm

Day Job, The Laser Comedy Show and Missed Connections

SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! $15, All Ages

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Day Job

Day Job has been making audiences pee a tiny bit in their pants from uncontrollable laughter since the summer of 2014. They are known for their use of physicality, music, dancing, and heartwarming-ly bizarre interactions. They have performed at Chicago Women’s Funny Festival, Macefield... Read More →
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Hannah Einbinder

Hannah Einbinder is a Los Angeles based stand up comedian.
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Missed Connections

Improv about not finding that special someone. Also, how F'ed up is Craigslist?
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The Laser Comedy Show

During the last 14 plus years, Chris Fair has been performing different types of comedy from stand up, improv and sketch to inventing his own niche called The Laser Comedy Show where all his talents from a life love of drawing to his later life love of improv and characters came together... Read More →



Saturday January 19, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St., San Francisco, CA 94102

7:00pm

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Caitlin Gill & Langston Kerman
The SF Sketchfest Dozen: The Next Wave of Stand-Up Comedy Stars

SF Sketchfest presents a pairing from a dozen hand-picked stand-up comedians on the rise: names you might not know now, but will be hearing a lot from soon. $24, ages 18+

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Caitlin Gill

Caitlin's stand up has been featured on the Viceland show "Flophouse." She has performed at the Oddball Comedy Tour, the Outside Lands Festival, SF Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival and in some of the best comedy clubs in the nation. Her writing has been featured in Bobcat Goldthwait's... Read More →
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Langston Kerman

Langston Kerman is a LA based stand-up comic, actor and writer originally from Oak Park, IL. Langston’s first half hour special just aired in September 2018 as part of Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents. This past month, Langston wrote and starred in a Broadway Video produced presentation... Read More →
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Mark Smalls

Mark Smalls is a stand up comic out of Northern California. Born on the east coast he brings a slightly different outlook to the bright and sunny west coast. A paid regular at all SF comedy clubs including The Punch Line, Cobbs Comedy Club,and The San Jose Improv. He’s opened for... Read More →



Saturday January 19, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

7:00pm

SF Sketchfest at The Speakeasy: An Immersive Comedy Experience with John Hodgman & Paul F. Tompkins
SF Sketchfest and the creators of The Speakeasy are teaming up to host a never-before-seen immersive live comedy experience. Each evening will feature a different headliner performing an early and late set in the Mainstage Cabaret, while “choose-your-own-adventure” style experiences sprawl the full venue. Experience impromptu encounters and conversations with performers, work with comedians to craft the perfect joke, encounter strolling improvisers and magicians as you play blackjack, craps and roulette (for entertainment purposes only) in a vintage Casino, or get pulled into comedy sets performed just for you and your friends -- you might even try your own hand at stand-up with a classic karaoke-style Joke-e-oke routine.

Tonight’s show features a double-bill of two of comedy’s most unique and beloved voices: John Hodgman (“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” “The Areas of My Expertise”) and Paul F. Tompkins (“BoJack Horseman,” “Mr. Show with Bob and David”). $125, ages 16+

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Carla Cackowski

Carla Cackowski is an improviser, writer, and podcaster currently based out of Portland, Oregon. She toured all over Europe, Alaska, and the Caribbean performing comedy with The Second City. She's a member of SAG-AFTRA and has done voiceover work on shows for ABC Family, TBS, and... Read More →
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Craig Cackowski

Craig Cackowski has been seen on your television as a regular cast member on "Drunk History" and as Officer Cackowski on "Community." Other film and television appearances include "Veep," "Newsreaders," "Comedy Bang Bang," "The Mindy Project," "How I Met Your Mother," "Trust Us With... Read More →
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Eban Schletter

Eban Schletter is a prolific composer and songwriter who has written music for countless television shows including "Spongebob Squarepants," "Mr. Show with Bob and David" and the Academy Awards. His feature film scores include the 2005 remake of "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" and New... Read More →
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John Hodgman

John Hodgman is a writer, comedian, and actor. He is the author of three books of fake facts and invented trivia, all of them New York Times Bestsellers, and his writing has also appeared in The Paris Review, This American Life, The New Yorker, and Mad Magazine.After an appearance... Read More →
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Joke-e-oke

Joke-e-oke hosted by Harmon LeonJoke-e-oke is like karaoke but with classic stand up comedy material, where you – the audience get to be the stars in a three-round game show. Sign up and pick a classic comedy routine of one of your favorite comedians, and then the mic is yours... Read More →
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Marc Evan Jackson

Photo by Shiloh StrongMarc Evan Jackson is a WorkJuice Player whom you might recognize from "The Good Place," "Kong: Skull Island," "The Kings of Summer","22 Jump Street," "Parks & Recreation," "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," and every other television show in the year 2014. He thinks more... Read More →
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Paul F. Tompkins

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



Saturday January 19, 2019 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Speakeasy 644 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133

7:30pm

Upright Citizens Brigade: ASSSSCAT
SF Sketchfest is proud to host this performance of one of the comedy world's most influential and iconic live shows: Upright Citizens Brigade’s A.S.S.S.S.C.A.T. This popular weekly long-form improv show will feature UCB founding members Matt Besser, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh and guest improvisers Mary Holland, Lauren Lapkus, Jessica McKenna, Zach Reino and special guest monologist Bobcat Goldthwait. $45/$35, All Ages

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Bobcat Goldthwait

Over the past several months, Bobcat has been on the creative fast track. As one of the most recognizable comedians in show business, Goldthwait unleashed his one of a kind brand of comedy in his new Showtime one hour special entitled “You Don’t Look the Same Either.” The new... Read More →
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Ian Roberts

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

Jessica is a Southern California native, born in Yorba Linda in Orange County. Not the Orange County as seen on TV. More like the Nixon and horse trail Orange County. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Theatre from Northwestern University.  Since moving to L.A., Jessica has studied... Read More →
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Lauren Lapkus

Lauren Lapkus is an actress and improviser best known for her role as Susan Fischer on Netflix's "Orange is the New Black," which won her a SAG award in 2014. Most recently, you can see her in "Jurassic World" as Vivian, a character that provides brilliant comic relief in the film... Read More →
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Mary Holland

Mary Holland performs regularly at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in LA. Television credits include "The Mindy Project," "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," "Comedy Bang Bang!," "Silicon Valley," and "Blunt Talk" on Starz. Film credits include "Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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Matt Walsh

Matt Walsh is a founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade where he continues to perform and teach today. Credits for Walsh include starring in Comedy Central’s critically acclaimed "Dog Bites Man," acting as a correspondent for "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" from 2001-2002... Read More →
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Zach Reino

Zach is a performer/writer/composer from Santa Barbara California, which is like Los Angeles but prettier and with better weather. You’ve heard of it because Oprah lives there. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in theater from UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts, and is a house... Read More →



Saturday January 19, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm
The Nourse 275 Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

7:30pm

Celebrity Autobiography
Celebrity Autobiography is the award-winning hit comedy show where celebrities act out other celebrities' jaw-dropping memoirs verbatim, returns to Sketchfest straight from its Broadway run!

Winner of the Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience, the show features star performers acting out “hot off the press” & hard-to-believe-they-wrote-‘em tell-alls live. Created by Emmy Award nominated writer-performer Eugene Pack and developed by Pack and Dayle Reyfel, Celebrity Autobiography features solos, duets, and mashups with the entire cast covering themes such as first time romance, fitness, music, food, sports, politics, celebrity poetry, and Hollywood love triangles, told from all sides. Critics Pick in NY Times and described as the "Funniest Show in Town, Hands Down"--NY Post $50, All Ages

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Cristela Alonzo

Cristela Alonzo made TV history by being the first Latina to create, produce and star in a network TV sitcom, Cristela. Cristela starred in Disney Pixar's hit movie, "Cars 3," as“Cruz Ramirez”. Her first hour-long stand-up special, "Lower Classy," is currently streaming on Netflix... Read More →
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Dayle Reyfel

Dayle Reyfel is a winner of the Drama Desk Award for her work on the critically acclaimed sensation, "Celebrity Autobiography." She has developed "Celebrity Autobiography" along with Eugene Pack since the beginning of the project. Ms Reyfel is one of the original stars of the show... Read More →
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Ed Begley, Jr.

Inspired by the works of his Academy Award-winning father, Ed Begley, Jr. became an actor. He first came to audiences’ attention for his portrayal of Dr. Victor Ehrlich on the long-running hit television series, “St. Elsewhere,” for which he received six Emmy nominations. Since... Read More →
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Eugene Pack

Eugene Pack is the creator of the international hit comedy sensation “Celebrity Autobiography” which won him the Drama Desk Award in the category of “Unique Theatrical Experience.” Pack is also an Emmy Award-nominated writer and Producer. He was nominated for Outstanding Writing... Read More →
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Laraine Newman

Laraine Newman is a native of Los Angeles and began her career at the age of 15 when the improv group she worked with was hired to bring culture and self-expression to the youth of East LA and South Central.After High School she went to Paris and studied mime with Marcel Marceau... Read More →
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Michael Hitchcock

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

Michael McKean has been at it, whatever it is, for a long time. In the early seventies, he joined David L. Lander, Harry Shearer and Richard Beebe in LA’s satirical "Credibility Gap." Lander & McKean went on to complicate the lives of "Laverne & Shirley" on TV. Films followed: "Young... Read More →



Saturday January 19, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

7:30pm

Jonathan Coulton, Paul and Storm and "Friends"

In the Venn diagram of music, comedy, and geek culture, you will find this show sitting squarely in the intersection of all sets. Join the inimitable Jonathan Coulton, kings of geekdom Paul and Storm, and their rhythmically gifted friends for an unforgettable night of music, laughter... and maybe even a sing-a-long. This is a partially seated show—arrive early for a seat. $30, 21+

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Jean Grae

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



Saturday January 19, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94114

7:30pm

The Birthday Boys
The Birthday Boys are bringing their bizarrely brilliant sketch comedy to SF Sketchfest with a jam packed* show! One of the most accomplished groups to come out of the Upright Citizens Brigade, the Boys have credits ranging from writing for the MTV Movie Awards to starring on Portlandia and everything in between. Their eponymous sketch series, executive produced by Bob Odenkirk, aired for two seasons on IFC and is now available to stream online. With an opening set by the five-time winners of the House Team Tournament at the Westside Comedy Theater in Santa Monica, CA -- Cobranauts! $35/$25, All Ages

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Birthday Boys

The Birthday Boys are celebrating their 10th year of writing and performing bizarrely brilliant sketch comedy with a jam packed show at SF Sketchfest! One of the most accomplished groups to come out of the Upright Citizens Brigade, the Boys have credits ranging from writing for the... Read More →
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Chris VanArtsdalen

Chris VanArtsdalen is an L.A.-based director, editor, and member of "The Birthday Boys" (IFC/Netflix.) He's also directed content for Funny or Die, Comedy Central Social Scene, "Comedy Bang Bang" (web), "Yahoo Sketchy," as well as commercials featuring Amy Schumer and Odell Beckham... Read More →
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Cobranauts

Five time winners of the House Team Tournament at the Westside Comedy Theater in Santa Monica, CA, Cobranauts present fast-paced, group-oriented long-form improv comedy. That's a lot of dashes.Cobranauts are:Jennifer CowanAl GarciaMary GutfleischPatrick McIntyreJen ParkerCole StrattonTimmy... Read More →
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Dave Ferguson

Dave Ferguson is an L.A.-based comedy writer and performer. His work with The Birthday Boys out of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre has included a long-running monthly sketch show as well as performances across the country. The group's TV show "The Birthday Boys" was Executive... Read More →
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Jefferson Dutton

Jefferson Dutton is a writer and director from Los Angeles. He's a founding member of sketch comedy group The Birthday Boys, which enjoyed two seasons on IFC and can now be found on Netflix. Other credits include Funny or Die, "Comedy Central Social Scene" and the MTV Movie Award... 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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Mike Mitchell

Mike Mitchell is an American actor, comedian, and writer best known as a member of "The Birthday Boys" sketch comedy group and for his role as Randy Monahan on the Netflix series "Love." He currently co-hosts the podcast "Doughboys," which reviews and discusses chain restaurants... Read More →
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Tim Kalpakis

Tim Kalpakis is an American comedy writer.  He grew up in the Catskills, went to Ithaca College, and performed at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles.  Writing credits:  The "Birthday Boys," "Comedy Bang! Bang!," "Between Two Ferns," The Emmys, and the MTV Movie... Read More →



Saturday January 19, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:30pm

SF Sketchfest Threesome: Guy Branum, Sean Cullen & Alice Wetterlund
Three SF Sketchfest favorites combine forces for this delightful night of stand-up featuring headliners Guy Branum, Sean Cullen and Alice Wetterlund. Hosted by Nate Craig.

  $35/$25, ages 18+

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Alice Wetterlund

Alice Wetterlund has performed her non-yelling brand of comedy nationally at colleges, clubs, and festivals such as Just for Laughs, Bridgetown, Moon Tower, Women in Comedy, SF Sketchfest, RIOT LA, and frequently tours with Comedy Central on Campus and with Girl Code/Guy Code on Campus... Read More →
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Guy Branum

Guy Branum is a comedian best known for his appearances on "Chelsea Lately," "@Midnight," "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore," and "The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail." He is the creator and host for the new truTV show "Talk Show The Game Show" and is a writer and producer for Hulu’s... Read More →
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Nate Craig

Nate Craig is a nationally touring headliner and regular at The NY Comedy Cellar, Hollywood Improv, and Largo (LA) among others. He'll play Jonah Hill's brother "Phil" in the upcoming Netflix series "Maniac" and was a cast member on TruTV's "World's Dumbest". He was recently featured... Read More →
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Sean Cullen

Multiple Gemini/Canadian Screen Award/Canadian Comedy Award-winner Sean Cullen has been entertaining audiences for decades. A fixture on the comedy circuit, Cullen’s musical talents, uproarious improv, and uncanny mimicry give him a style all his own. Whether it is performing his... Read More →



Saturday January 19, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

8:00pm

Skinner Alive

Watch as Eliza Skinner combines stand-up and musical improv to make a sticky mash of comedy magic.

Eliza Skinner has appeared on "The Late Late Show," "Adam Ruins Everything," "Totally Biased," "The Pete Holmes Show," "@Midnight," and "Chelsea Lately." She has performed in festivals all over the world including SXSW, the NY Comedy Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe, and the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival. In his Reddit AMA, Patton Oswalt called her one of his favorite up-and-coming comedians, and Wayne Brady has called her "freestyle rap royalty."

"If you've never seen Eliza Skinner work, you really ought to. Talent and smarts just overflow all over the stage. Get to know her." - Paul Provenza

"Eliza Skinner is made of pure talent with small amounts of cat hair stuck to it." - Guy Branum

"One of the most creative comics out there, period." Austinist

"Animated, calculated and disarmingly thoughtful." - TimeOut LA
$25, All Ages

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Eliza Skinner

Eliza Skinner is an LA based comedian who TimeOut LA & NY have described as "one to watch". She was the head writer for "Drop The Mic" on TBS, and is a frequent guest star on "Take My Wife" on Starz. She was also a staff writer and performer on CBS's "Late Late Show with James Corden... Read More →
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Sam Johnides

Sam Johnides hails from the great state of Michigan, where he attended Grand Valley State University for Music Composition and Performance. He is super looking forward to being able to perform with Eliza Skinner at the festival! As we all know, she's amazing. Outside of musical improv... Read More →



Saturday January 19, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm

Asian AF
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. $25, All Ages

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Andrew Ti

Andrew Ti hosts the "Yo, Is This Racist?" podcast & is the writer of the popular blog of the same name.
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Dan Lee

Dan Lee is an actor, writer and comedian based in Los Angeles. At the UCB Theatre he has improvised on Harold Night and has hosted the hit variety show Asian AF, which has been featured on NBC News, ABC News, The New York Times, LA Times and many more. He also creates videos with... Read More →
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Dhruv Uday Singh

Dhruv Uday Singh is an actor, writer, improviser, filmmaker and other things you can just claim to be. He was born and raised in Bombay, now Mumbai, India. He currently plays Raj Patil on the Freeform show "Good Trouble," and can be seen on "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," "Adam Ruins Everything... Read More →
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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 credits... Read More →
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Joel Kim Booster

Joel Kim Booster is a Chicago-bred, Los Angeles-based comedian and writer. As a comedian he has appeared on "Conan," Comedy Central’s "The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail," "This Is Not Happening" and "@midnight," Logo’s "Comedy Cabaret" and truTV’s "Comedy Knockout." In 2017... 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 ROR... Read More →
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Sarah Claspell

Sarah Claspell is an actor & writer living in Los Angeles. She is a regular performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade with Cardinal Redbird and at the monthly showcase Asian AF. She has written for Drunk History, Gizmodo, Ask.com and many live shows including "Characters Welcome... Read More →
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Will Choi

Will Choi is an LA based actor, writer, & producer. He is best known as the creator of the hit Asian American variety show "Asian AF" at the UCB Theatre in Los Angeles & New York, along with "Filipino AF" & "South Asian AF". Currently, Will is the host of NBC News’ docu-series "Break... Read More →


Saturday January 19, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

Big Terrific with Jenny Slate, Gabe Liedman and Max Silvestri
Jenny Slate, Gabe Liedman, and Max Silvestri host BIG TERRIFIC, now in its 10th year, a silly and love-filled mix of stand-up and conversation between best friends, like the Newlywed Game played by three sexually incompatible people.
Tier 1 - $45 Front Orchestra
Tier 2 - $35 Rear Orchestra/Balcony
All Ages

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Gabe Liedman

Gabe was most recently a Supervising Producer on the popular Amazon show "Transparent." Other credits include "Broad City"  and three seasons of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." As a comedian, he performs frequently with Jenny Slate and Max Silvestri. His acting credits include "Obvious Child... Read More →
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Jenny Slate

Jenny Slate is a stand-up comedian, actress, author, and creator. She appears in the new film "Venom" alongside Tom Hardy, and is best known for co-creating the children’s book and short film series "Marcel the Shell with Shoes On," her Critics-Choice winning role in the film "Obvious... Read More →
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Max Silvestri

Max Silvestri is a comedian, writer and actor whose stand up special is out now on Netflix’s "The Comedy Lineup." Max is currently developing a half hour comedy at FX together with Annapurna and best friends Gabe Liedman and Jenny Slate. He's also a Consulting Producer for Netflix's... Read More →



Saturday January 19, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

8:00pm

Facial Recognition Comedy

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 This is a partially seated show—arrive early for a seat. $20, ages 21+

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Fizaa Dosani

Fizaa is a stand-up comic, actor, and writer whose recent credits include FX, Netflix, ABC, Bravo, GSN, Youtube Premium, Tastemade Network, and CBS Diversity. She was born and raised in Florida, but eventually escaped. As a comedian, she gives audiences access to her eccentricities... Read More →
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Jennifer Jolly

Jennifer Jolly performs stand-up comedy all over America & Europe, but can be seen regularly in Los Angeles at The Comedy Store & The Hollywood Improv. You can also catch her acting in various commercials, TV shows, & Indie films. She is thrilled to be a repeat performer at SF Sketchfest... Read More →
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Neel Nanda

Starting comedy in Atlanta, GA and now based in Los Angeles, Neel Nanda has performed all over the country with some of comedies’ biggest acts.  Neel has most recently performed stand up on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" & has acted and performed on Comedy Central's "Adam Devine's House... Read More →
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Pallavi Gunalan

Pallavi performs stand-up comedy all over the US and India. She has participated in many comedy festivals, including SF Sketchfest, the Portland Queer Comedy Festival, NY Comedy Fest, and Zee TV’s Desi Comedy Fest. Additionally, Pallavi has appeared on the "Kill Tony Podcast" and... Read More →
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Priyanka Wali

Named by Refinery29 as "50 Female Stand-Up Comedians You Need To Know", Priyanka Wali is a stand-up comic who performs routinely all throughout the United States and abroad, including corporate gigs, casinos and comedy clubs.  She has been featured on KFOG Radio, Women's Health Magazine... Read More →
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Shanti Charan

Shanti Charan is a Bay Area born and raised comedian and writer. Her bubbly personality and contagious smile lure in audiences and her comedic abilities keep them laughing. She is a Bay Area favorite and a regular at every local club including San Francisco Punch Line and Cobb’s... Read More →
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Zahra Ali

Zahra is a nationally touring comedian, writer, and actress. She is also the coolest chick you’ll ever meet and the bestie you never had. Her arsenal of jokes tackle everything from tacos to terrorism to tips on overcoming single life. Zahra has appeared and performed on the Tastemade... Read More →



Saturday January 19, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Cafe du Nord 2174 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94114

8:00pm

Sudden Pirate: A Comedy Show Benefit for Mikey Walz
Mikey Walz is a stand-up comic, writer and longtime member of the Bay Area comedy community -- and he learned October 9th 2018 that he has cancer. On Halloween, in order to remove the soft tissue cancer in his left leg and save his life, Mikey had it amputated. He’s got several months of chemotherapy and years of physical therapy ahead of him. Join Mikey and his close comedy friends for a night of stand-up to raise money to help Mikey with the tough times ahead! And for a little bit more cash, stay and meet this sudden pirate after the show. $50 VIP M&G / $20 general, All Ages

Artists
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 really just wants to have fun up there.She lives in Oakland and produces shows like “Talkies” at the All Out Comedy Theater and Witches’ Brew... Read More →
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Francesca Fiorentini

Francesca Fiorentini is a B-list Internet personality and stand up comic known for her work on Newsbroke on AJ+ (2013-2018). She is been behind viral hits like “The Real Deal with the U.S. Mexico Border”, monologues like “How the Rich Want to Keep You Dumb." and sketches like... Read More →
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Gabby Poccia

Bay Area darling Gabby Poccia continues to forge through the comedy scene with a unique blend of quirky and bold humor that is both dark and lovable.
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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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Mikey Walz

Mikey Walz is the self-proclaimed "Golden Boy" of Bay Area comedy. He proclaims it all the time, to pretty much anyone who will listen. Most people just think he's a very funny person. Mikey is a Stand-up comic and musical comic that can be caught most nights of the week being his... 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 in... Read More →
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Nicole Calasich

Nicole Calasich is a comedian based in SF & LA and actively hungry right now. Her jokes have been on Comedy Central, her face on ABCdigital. Her humor is big-words smartcool and her incisive audience rapport is the dumbest. Fans have told her “You make me proud to be a woman... Read More →
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Samantha Gilweit

Samantha Gilweit is a single mother, comedian, musician, and failed pig farmer currently living in Richmond, California. One day, she asked herself, "What makes less money than pig farming?" and began a career in stand up comedy. Since that humble beginning, Samantha has performed... Read More →
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Walker Glenn

After a particularly harsh winter, Walker Glenn descended from the foothills of Northern California in search of a mate and a career. Having met his wife and produced a son, he's almost there. Walker is a comedian, and while he initially captured the public's attention by being the... Read More →



Saturday January 19, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Brava Cabaret 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

9:00pm

The Doubleclicks, Femmebot PhD and The Geek Show

SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! $15, All Ages

Artists
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Femmebot PhD

Touted as a female "Kids in the Hall" for millennials, Femmebot PhD is all about dynamic video elements, big characters, witty intellect mixed with poop humor, and just a dollop of feminism. The bots perform live onstage monthly to sold out crowds at LA's hottest new alt comedy theater... Read More →
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The Doubleclicks

The Doubleclicks are a folk-pop sibling duo, featuring clever lyrics about dinosaurs, literature, love and the Internet—with a cello, guitar, and meowing kitten keyboard. Their latest CD “Love Problems" debuted at number one on the Billboard comedy albums chart, and they’ve... Read More →
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The Geek Show

Conceived by producers Thomas Paras and Marc Abrigo, “The Geek Show” is both a love letter and a critique on contemporary geek culture. From comedy sketches to dramatic pieces, the multi-genre theatre production brings together the passionate, the ostracized, and the awkward together... Read More →
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Wendy Wroblewski

Wendy Wroblewski is a stand-up comedian and math tutor from Gaithersburg, Maryland. She performs comedy all over the Washington, DC area at places like The Kennedy Center, The DC Improv, Drafthouse Comedy Theater, and The Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse. She was a guest on the Cape... Read More →



Saturday January 19, 2019 9:00pm - 10:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St., San Francisco, CA 94102

9:00pm

Live from the Alamo
Remember The Alamo -- and the time that you saw SF Sketchfest take over House 5 for a series of stand-up comedy showcases with some of the best emerging joke tellers in the nation! And a few from Canada, too. $18, 18+ unless accompanied by an adult

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avatar for Alex Price

Alex Price

At six feet, nine inches, Alex Price was always going to be the center of attention anyway. He developed an outsized sense of humor to match his physical stature and quickly became known in comedy circles far away from his native Indiana. His unflinching, self-deprecating and hilarious... 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 you're... Read More →
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Annick Adelle

Annick Adelle is a German comedian in the US. A lawyer. A woman. And gay. She never knows what to talk about in her set.Annick has quickly conquered America’s heart, performing at Hollywood’s Comedy Store, Hollywood's Laugh Factory and all over LA, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland... Read More →
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Carter Anderson

Carter Anderson is a Portland Based Comedian originally from Texas. He got his start in Theatre and Radio before deciding to sling jokes full time. He’s been described as Def Comedy Jam in a Library and constantly works in how proud he is of having a Hulu Plus account into most... Read More →
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Dave Nihill

Leaving Dublin, Ireland where he was born and raised until the age of 22, Dave got drunk on travel and never quite hit sobriety of it. His shows draw on his wide travels, cultural observations, attempts at language study, (occasional) international drinking session(s) and being a... Read More →
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Devon Walker

Devon Walker is a stand-up comic from Austin, TX currently based in Brooklyn. Devon has been named as one of Comedy Central's "Up Next" comics to watch, and has been featured on Clusterfest, Moontower Comedy Festival, and the Big Sky Comedy Festival. Devon's dad is really proud of... Read More →
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Ify Nwadiwe

Ify is a stand up comedian born and raised in Los Angeles, he has appeared on "@midnight," "Son of Zorn," "Workaholics," "Comedy Bang! Bang!," and "Key and Peele." Ify was a staff writer on the second season of "You Can Do Better" (TruTV), "@midnight" (FOD) and was most recently a... Read More →
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Julia Shiplett

Julia Shiplett is a comedian and writer based in Brooklyn, by way of Chicago. Her comedy has evolved into a seamless blend of biting feminism, self-deprecation and personal anecdotes as a biracial Midwesterner. She has performed at comedy festivals around the country including Bridgetown... Read More →
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Maria Wojciechowski

Maria Wojciechowski is a Brooklyn-based stand-up comedian with a strong background of sketch, improv, dance, and music.Originally from Mobile, AL, Maria has been praised by Theater is Easy for possessing “a sharp wit” and “a clarity of prose.” The Chicago Tribune noted she... Read More →
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Nasser Khan

Nasser Khan is a California-born, New York City-based comedian. His humor ranges from absurd to darkly dry as he tackles a range of topics, from race and religion to his abiding love of croissants.He has performed all around the country and has been featured in festivals such as Bridgetown... Read More →



Saturday January 19, 2019 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Alamo Drafthouse at the New Mission 2550 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

9:15pm

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Caitlin Gill & Langston Kerman
The SF Sketchfest Dozen: The Next Wave of Stand-Up Comedy Stars

SF Sketchfest presents a pairing from a dozen hand-picked stand-up comedians on the rise: names you might not know now, but will be hearing a lot from soon. $24, ages 18+

Artists
avatar for Caitlin Gill

Caitlin Gill

Caitlin's stand up has been featured on the Viceland show "Flophouse." She has performed at the Oddball Comedy Tour, the Outside Lands Festival, SF Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival and in some of the best comedy clubs in the nation. Her writing has been featured in Bobcat Goldthwait's... Read More →
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Langston Kerman

Langston Kerman is a LA based stand-up comic, actor and writer originally from Oak Park, IL. Langston’s first half hour special just aired in September 2018 as part of Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents. This past month, Langston wrote and starred in a Broadway Video produced presentation... Read More →
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Mark Smalls

Mark Smalls is a stand up comic out of Northern California. Born on the east coast he brings a slightly different outlook to the bright and sunny west coast. A paid regular at all SF comedy clubs including The Punch Line, Cobbs Comedy Club,and The San Jose Improv. He’s opened for... Read More →



Saturday January 19, 2019 9:15pm - 10:45pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

10:00pm

Theme Park Improv
The Theme Park Improv Show's improvisers take a single suggestion of a theme from the audience, and wing an entire set of fast-paced long-form scenes and characters, based on stories from special guest monologist Tony Hale ("Arrested Development," "VEEP")!

After a streak of sold-out shows, they return to SF Sketchfest with a stellar lineup: Simon Helberg ("The Big Bang Theory"), Michael Hitchcock ("Best in Show"), John Michael Higgins ("Pitch Perfect"), Jessica Makinson ("South Park"), Oscar Nunez ("The Office"), Cole Stratton (Pop My Culture podcast) and Janet Varney ("Stan Against Evil"). This will be a show you won’t soon forget! $35, All Ages

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Cole Stratton

Cole Stratton is the co-founder of SF Sketchfest, the San Francisco Comedy Festival, a month-long annual event highlighting the best in improv, sketch, stand-up, TV and film comedy, which celebrates its eighteenth year in January 2019. Along with Janet Varney, he has written and performed... Read More →
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Janet Varney

Janet Varney is an Emmy-Nominated actor, comedian, writer and producer. She can currently be seen fighting dark forces opposite John C. McGinley on IFC's, "Stan Against Evil" and generally being a horrible person as Becca on FXX’s "You’re the Worst." In the animation world, she... Read More →
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Jessica Makinson

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

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

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

Oscar Nuñez is best known for playing Oscar Martinez on NBC's The Office.  He has won an Emmy, two SAG Awards, an ALMA Award, a TV Land Award and an Impact Award from the National Hispanic Media Coalition for the role.  Oscar is also recognized for his roles in movies like The... Read More →
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Simon Helberg

Simon Helberg is best known for portraying “Howard Wolowitz” in CBS’ award-winning smash hit "The Big Bang Theory," which is the number one scripted show on television and currently in its 12th and final season. He was nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance opposite... Read More →
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Tony Hale

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



Saturday January 19, 2019 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:00pm

White Women presents: Your Token Friend

White Women is an all-black group made up of the token black friends of every white comedian in Los Angeles, so they are the authorities on this particular experience. In this show, White Women invites a guest token friend monologist to share their stories on being the lone minority, and then will do improv based off of those stories. In the second half, the guest jumps in for a set, cementing their status as an honorary White Woman. Previous guests have included Lamorne Morris, Natasha Rothwell, Reggie Watts, Tim Meadows and more! $20, All Ages

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White Women

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



Saturday January 19, 2019 10:00pm - 11:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

10:00pm

Wild Horses
Wild Horses is a longform improv team made up of four best friends: Stephanie Allynne (Amazon's One Mississippi), Mary Holland (Starz' Blunt Talk), Lauren Lapkus (Orange is the New Black, Jurassic World), and Erin Whitehead (HBO's Animals). In their long-running show, The Perspective, they get cozy with a special celebrity guest in an engaging, hilarious, and candid conversation, followed by an improv set. It's kinda like The View...but the women are friends...plus drinking. $40/$30, All Ages

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Erin Whitehead

Erin Whitehead is a Los Angeles based writer and performer originally from Massachusetts. She's performed on Upright Citizens Brigade Harold Night and guest performed/written on multiple UCB shows including her monthly show Wild Horses: The Perspective. TV credits include HBO's "Animals... Read More →
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Lauren Lapkus

Lauren Lapkus is an actress and improviser best known for her role as Susan Fischer on Netflix's "Orange is the New Black," which won her a SAG award in 2014. Most recently, you can see her in "Jurassic World" as Vivian, a character that provides brilliant comic relief in the film... Read More →
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Mary Holland

Mary Holland performs regularly at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in LA. Television credits include "The Mindy Project," "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," "Comedy Bang Bang!," "Silicon Valley," and "Blunt Talk" on Starz. Film credits include "Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates... Read More →
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Stephanie Allynne

Stephanie Allynne is a writer and actor on the Amazon series "One Mississippi," plays Joey on Adult Swim's "Dream Corp, LLC," and is currently developing a show for HBO. Stephanie can be seen in the upcoming features "The Runaround," "Please Stand By," "And Punching the Clown," as... Read More →



Saturday January 19, 2019 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

10:00pm

Don't Stop Or We'll Die and The Sloppy Boys

"Don't Stop Or We'll Die" is a music-comedy pop-rock-weirdo band featuring Michael Cassady, Paul Rust and Tony Thaxton. "The Sloppy Boys" are an LA-based party rock band comprised of Mike Hanford, Jefferson Dutton, and Tim Kalpakis from the comedy group "The Birthday Boys." This is a partially seated show—arrive early for a seat. $25, 21+

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Don't Stop Or We'll Die

DON'T STOP OR WE'LL DIE is a music-comedy pop-rock-weirdo band featuring Michael Cassady, Paul Rust and Tony Thaxton.
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Jefferson Dutton

Jefferson Dutton is a writer and director from Los Angeles. He's a founding member of sketch comedy group The Birthday Boys, which enjoyed two seasons on IFC and can now be found on Netflix. Other credits include Funny or Die, "Comedy Central Social Scene" and the MTV Movie Award... 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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Paul Rust

Paul Rust is an actor, writer and improviser born in Le Mars, Iowa. He currently stars in "Love," which he co-created with Lesley Arfin and Judd Apatow.
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The Sloppy Boys

"The Sloppy Boys" are an LA-based party rock band comprised of Mike Hanford, Jefferson Dutton, and Tim Kalpakis from the comedy group "The Birthday Boys."
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Tim Kalpakis

Tim Kalpakis is an American comedy writer.  He grew up in the Catskills, went to Ithaca College, and performed at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles.  Writing credits:  The "Birthday Boys," "Comedy Bang! Bang!," "Between Two Ferns," The Emmys, and the MTV Movie... Read More →



Saturday January 19, 2019 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94114

10:15pm

Improv Night with The Ballroom, Bear Supply and Spunky Moms
SF Sketchfest is proud to present a night of improvisation with some of the best emerging groups in the country! Hosted by Boston stand-up Bethany Van Delft. $15, All Ages

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Bear Supply

Bear Supply, named one of “The 100 Best Things in Comedy” in 2016 by The Comedy Bureau, is a fast-paced long form improv show, accompanied by a live DJ . Every show is a high-octane, freakishly entertaining and one-of-a-kind improvised spectacle.Bear Supply (SF Sketchfest, Miami... 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 the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, SF Sketchfest, as well as appearances on Comedy Central, TV Guide Channel, and "2 Dope Queens" podcast. Her "series at the... Read More →
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Spunky Moms

Erich and Meg are well-seasoned long form improvisers. In their nearly two years as a team, they have gone on cagematch runs, performed all over Los Angeles indie stages as well as at UCB, and traveled to New York to play in the Del Close Marathon.
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The Ballroom

Started in 2008 by a group of USF students who wanted to continue performing improv after graduation, The Ballroom quickly expanded its team size to nine, and started performing around the Bay Area. They have performed at SF Sketchfest for four years running, as well as performed... Read More →



Saturday January 19, 2019 10:15pm - 11:45pm
Brava Cabaret 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:30pm

The Mads are Back
Attention MST3K fans: THE MADS ARE BACK! "Mystery Science Theater 3000" stars Frank Conniff and Trace Beaulieu are taking movie riffing back onstage in their new live show. Watch with Frank and Trace as they screen one of the worst movies ever made and “riff” (or "comedically make fun of," for the uninitiated) live in the same style as the Peabody Award-winning TV series. $25, All Ages

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Frank Conniff

Frank Conniff is a comedy writer and performer who began his TV career writing for the Peabody award winning Comedy Central series "Mystery Science Theater 3000," where he also played “TV’s Frank”, the bumbling yet lovable mad scientist sidekick. He then went on to be a writer... Read More →
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Trace Beaulieu

TRACE BEAULIEU is a comic actor, writer, and performer. He was a founding member of the Emmy-nominated, Peabody Award-winning, cult hit show, "Mystery Science Theater 3000." In addition to writing, occasionally directing, designing and building sets and props, Trace performed the puppet character... Read More →



Saturday January 19, 2019 10:30pm - Sunday January 20, 2019 12:00am
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

10:30pm

We Got This with Mark and Hal

A live recording of the popular Maximum Fun podcast, Mark Gagliardi and Hal Lublin are joined by surprise special guests to issue the final word on one of life's pointless debates. No topic is too small or insignificant for them to dissect and decide! Whatever minutiae you argue with friends and family, don’t worry: We Got This. This is a partially seated show—arrive early for a seat. $25, ages 21+

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Hal Lublin

In addition to providing a multitude of characters for the Thrilling Adventure Hour, Hal Lublin has provided voices to a number of films, television shows, videogames and commercials. He is one of the featured players and writers on The David Feldman Radio program and podcast, and... Read More →
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Laraine Newman

Laraine Newman is a native of Los Angeles and began her career at the age of 15 when the improv group she worked with was hired to bring culture and self-expression to the youth of East LA and South Central.After High School she went to Paris and studied mime with Marcel Marceau... Read More →
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Mark Gagliardi

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



Saturday January 19, 2019 10:30pm - Sunday January 20, 2019 12:00am
Cafe du Nord 2174 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94114

10:30pm

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.

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 Weekly

Past 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. $35/$25, ages 18+

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Bobcat Goldthwait

Over the past several months, Bobcat has been on the creative fast track. As one of the most recognizable comedians in show business, Goldthwait unleashed his one of a kind brand of comedy in his new Showtime one hour special entitled “You Don’t Look the Same Either.” The new... Read More →
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Caitlin Gill

Caitlin's stand up has been featured on the Viceland show "Flophouse." She has performed at the Oddball Comedy Tour, the Outside Lands Festival, SF Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival and in some of the best comedy clubs in the nation. Her writing has been featured in Bobcat Goldthwait's... Read More →
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Eliza Skinner

Eliza Skinner is an LA based comedian who TimeOut LA & NY have described as "one to watch". She was the head writer for "Drop The Mic" on TBS, and is a frequent guest star on "Take My Wife" on Starz. She was also a staff writer and performer on CBS's "Late Late Show with James Corden... 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 actor... Read More →
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Nate Craig

Nate Craig is a nationally touring headliner and regular at The NY Comedy Cellar, Hollywood Improv, and Largo (LA) among others. He'll play Jonah Hill's brother "Phil" in the upcoming Netflix series "Maniac" and was a cast member on TruTV's "World's Dumbest". He was recently featured... Read More →
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Rick Overton

As a 40 year comedy vet, Rick Overton has starred in numerous HBO and Showtime specials and has had countless TV standup appearances.   He currently recurs on HBO’s Veep and Showtime’s I’m Dying Up Here.  He recently recurred on ABC’s The Middle and Last Man Standing, Adult... Read More →
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Troy Conrad

Troy Conrad is the creator and co-producer (with Paul Provenza) of the improvised stand-up show "Set List: Stand-Up Comedy Without A Net," a 14-episode TV series in Australia and the UK. He performs and produces comedy at festivals worldwide including Dublin, Edinburgh, Melbourne... Read More →



Saturday January 19, 2019 10:30pm - Sunday January 20, 2019 12:00am
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

11:00pm

Cardinal Redbird is SO LA, The Deadbeat Improv Party and William Williams

SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! $15, All Ages

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Cardinal Redbird is So LA

Cardinal Redbird is a house improv team from the UCB Theatre in LA. We're real Hollywood types, so we do improv comedy inspired by your experiences as an actor, writer, director, or anything else "industry" related. Come for the laughs, stay for the once-in-a-lifetime networking... Read More →
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Sara June

Sara June is a writer, director and stand-up comedian. She came up in Austin and now lives in Los Angeles, where she co-hosts "High Priestess," a monthly tarot-themed stand-up show with Bri Pruett. She has appeared on the CW, PBS, Earwolf, HowStuffWorks, Audible, CollegeHumor, Bridgetown... Read More →
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The Deadbeat Improv Party

It's about that time, ladies and gents. THE DEADBEATS ARE HERE. Come laugh with San Francisco's top improvisers and get the weekend started a little early!
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William Williams

William Williams is an indie sketch team in Los Angeles which consists of 6 UCB players. From 4 sold out shows at iO West and Lyric Hyperion and a revue at the Comedy Central stage, William Williams mounted a streak of wins at UCB's Sketch showdown. We're known for incorporating media... Read More →



Saturday January 19, 2019 11:00pm - Sunday January 20, 2019 12:30am
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St., San Francisco, CA 94102

11:30pm

The Daily Zeitgeist
There’s more news and less comprehension today than any historical period that didn’t involve literal witch trials, and trying to stay on top of it all can feel like playing a game of telephone with 30 people, except everyone’s speaking at the same time and a third of them are openly racist for some reason. From Cracked co-founder Jack O’Brien, THE DAILY ZEITGEIST is stepping into that fray with some of the funniest and smartest comedic and journalistic minds around. Jack and co-host Miles Gray spend an hour every weekday sorting through the events and stories driving the headlines, to help you find the signal in the noise, with a few laughs thrown in for free. $25, ages 18+

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The Daily Zeitgeist

Jack O’Brien launched Cracked.com in 2006, and was a driving force behind the site’s editorial and video content until he left in 2017 to become the Creative Director and Head of Comedy at HowStuffWorks. Under O’Brien’s leadership, Cracked grew into the most visited humor... Read More →



Saturday January 19, 2019 11:30pm - Sunday January 20, 2019 1:00am
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
 
Sunday, January 20
 

12:30pm

"Local Hero" with special guest Peter Riegert
Join us for an afternoon screening of Bill Forsyth's classic 1983 film "Local Hero" with an in-depth onstage interview with co-star Peter Riegert, in conversation with Marc Hershon.

Up-and-coming Houston oil executive "Mac" MacIntyre (Peter Riegert) gets more than he bargained for when a seemingly simple business trip to Scotland changes his outlook on life. Sent by his colorful boss (Burt Lancaster) to the small village of Ferness, Mac is looking to quickly buy out the townspeople so his company can build a new refinery. But after a taste of country life Mac begins to question whether he is on the right side of this transaction. $20, All Ages

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Marc Hershon

Marc Hershon, executive producer of Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast, likes to think of himself as a Renaissance Man minus the Black Plague. He tends to do a number of things concurrently which is how he’s managed, in the past 30+ years, to be a radio announcer, produce... Read More →
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Peter Riegert

PETER RIEGERT has been acting, writing, directing and producing for over 45 years. His movies include: “Animal House,” “Local Hero,” “Crossing Delancey,” “Chilly Scenes Of Winter,” “Coldblooded,” “Utz,” “Oscar,” “Passed Away,” “The Mask,” “Traffic... Read More →



Sunday January 20, 2019 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

1:00pm

improv4humans with Matt Besser
Few names are as synonymous with improv as Matt Besser. Founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade and a regular performer in the world-famous show ASSSSCAT, Matt has brought his talents to the Earwolf network and returns for a live version at SF Sketchfest with a fully improvised podcast featuring the best improvisers in the universe. $35/$25, ages 18+

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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 credits... Read More →
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Mary Holland

Mary Holland performs regularly at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in LA. Television credits include "The Mindy Project," "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," "Comedy Bang Bang!," "Silicon Valley," and "Blunt Talk" on Starz. Film credits include "Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates... Read More →