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Friday, January 11


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

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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
Sunday, January 13


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

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Dr. Jennifer McCreight

Dr. Jennifer McCreight received her PhD in Genome Sciences and is in charge of research communication at 23andMe. In her past life as an atheist activist and D-list blogger, she's most well known for making a scientific boob joke good enough to land on the Colbert Report.
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Dr. Jonathan Foley

Dr. Jonathan Foley is the Executive Director of Project Drawdown — the world’s leading source of climate solutions — and is a world-leading environmental scientist, author, and speaker.
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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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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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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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Steve Silberman

Steve Silberman is a writer and contributing editor for Wired who covers science and society. His book "NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity" explores neurodiversity and the link between autism and genius.

Sunday January 13, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
Tuesday, January 22


The Crossword Show with Zach Sherwin (SOLD OUT)
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

A one-of-a-kind show in which guest comedians solve a crossword puzzle onstage in front of an audience. There's music. There's comedy. There's trivia. There's nothing like it! Hosted by Zach Sherwin ("Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," "Epic Rap Battles of History"). $20, All Ages

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Erin Judge

Erin Judge is a comedian, writer, host, producer, and terrible speller based in Los Angeles. She's appeared on NBC's "Last Comic Standing", on Comedy Central's "Live at Gotham", and at lots of festivals, including Women in Comedy, Bridgetown, and Laugh Your Asheville Off. In 2018... Read More →
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Kristal Adams

Kristal Adams is a comedian, host and producer living in LA where she does not have to share a bathroom with anyone at all. In February 2019 she will be appearing in season two of "Laugh After Dark" on Amazon Prime Video. She performs mostly in California but even some places you... Read More →
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Zach Sherwin

Zach Sherwin is a comedian, musician, and writer based in Los Angeles. Born in Cleveland, Ohio and raised in southwest Missouri, Zach attended college at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. While there, he co-founded a sketch comedy troupe called the Late Night Players... Read More →

Tuesday January 22, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Friday, January 25


Uptown Showdown Debate: The Future vs. The Past
In Uptown Showdown, a unique and quirky spin-off on school debate events, two teams of comedians will square off to argue for and against a hot topic. Debaters will go head-to-head to tackle what will clearly be one of the most important issues of our time: which is better, The Future or The Past? You, the audience, will decide the winner! $35/$25, All Ages

Due to a change in schedule, Drew Droege is no longer appearing. Tom Lenk has been added. 

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Andrea Savage

Andrea Savage is a comedic actress, writer, director and producer. Her original series,"I'm Sorry," which she writes, stars and produces, premiered on truTV in July 2017 to high network ratings and critical acclaim. Season 1 of I’M SORRY is also available to stream on Netflix. Season... Read More →
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Aparna Nancherla

Aparna Nancherla first started doing comedy in her hometown of Washington D.C. and now resides in New York City. In 2016, she was featured in Elle’s Women in Comedy Issue as one of the most exciting new voices to hit the comedy scene.Nancherla can be seen in Netflix’s "Master... Read More →
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Greg Behrendt

Greg Behrendt is always busy! In 2009, "He’s Just Not That Into You," the movie based on his bestselling book, opened in theaters nationwide and was America’s number one movie. Behrendt’s second comedy special, "That Guy from That Thing," was released by Image Entertainment... Read More →
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Kevin Allison

Kevin Allison is the creator of the live storytelling podcast RISK! (www.risk-show.com ), and a member of the legendary comedy troupe The State, known for their series on MTV. He has appeared in "Reno 911!," VH1′s "Best Week Ever," Comedy Central’s "Viva Variety" and "Stella... Read More →
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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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Michael Ian Black

Michael Ian Black is known for such seminal television programs as "The State," "Stella," and "Michael and Michael Have Issues," all of which he co-created, wrote, and starred in. In addition to performing stand-up across the country, Black has appeared in many films and television... 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 25, 2019 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
Saturday, January 26


Iron Comic with Moshe Kasher & Nato Green
Whose routine reigns supreme?

Iron Comic is a live gameshow where 5 comedians rush to write a routine in 10 minutes from topics suggested by the audience. At the end of the night, an Iron Comic will be chosen. Inspired by Iron Chef, each comic is forced to craft jokes while the clock is ticking. $32, ages 18+

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Amy Miller

Amy Miller was a breakout favorite in Season 9 of "Last Comic Standing." Keenen Ivory Wayans said she had one of the “fiercest jokes he had ever heard.” Originally from the East Bay, Amy found her comedy chops in the Oakland and is still a regular at the SF Punch Line and Cobb’s... Read More →
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Andy Kindler

Andy Kindler currently recurs on Fox’s hit animation, Bob’s Burgers, Showtime’s I’m Dying Up Here, Comedy Central’s Tosh.O and is a regular on the critically-praised web series, But I’m Chris Jericho (for which he is nominated as Best Supporting Actor by L.A. Webfest... Read More →
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Dwayne Kennedy

Dwayne, a Chicago native, comedian, actor and screenwriter has emerged as of one the nation’s top comedians. Dwayne’s social commentary, social consciousness and satirical diversions demonstrate his comedic genius with a unique prospective. Heralded as ‘one of today’s’ most... Read More →
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Greg Behrendt

Greg Behrendt is always busy! In 2009, "He’s Just Not That Into You," the movie based on his bestselling book, opened in theaters nationwide and was America’s number one movie. Behrendt’s second comedy special, "That Guy from That Thing," was released by Image Entertainment... Read More →
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Jackie Kashian

Jackie Kashian's comedy is like listening to a really racy episode of “All Things Considered." Her new hour standup special "This Will Make an Excellent Horcrux" is available on CD, DVD and digital download on Comedy Film Nerds. She's appeared twice on the "Conan," Comedy Central's... Read More →
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Moshe Kasher

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

Saturday January 26, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133