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Friday, January 11
 

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

8:00pm

The Sklar Bros. and Daniel Van Kirk (SOLD OUT)
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

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

Artists
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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

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




Artists
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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

10:30pm

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 Paul Scheer. $25, ages 18+

Due to a change in his schedule, Ron Funches will no longer be appearing. Paul Scheer has been added.

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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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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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
 
Saturday, January 12
 

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

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 →
avatar for John Ross Bowie

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 Matt Belknap

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

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+

Artists
avatar for Annaliese Puccini

Annaliese Puccini

Annaliese Puccini, best known for her time on "The Bachelor" (Aries season) and "Bachelor in Paradise," where she found love but went through a devastating public breakup. She is a San Francisco Bay Area native, an event designer who loves to travel, go antiquing, hiking/ skiing in... Read More →
avatar for Arden Myrin

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 →
avatar for John

John "Venmo John" Graham

John works in SF in the tech industry. He began his career at Venmo, then transitioned to Fin. Most recently, he was on ABC's "The Bachelorette" and "Bachelor in Paradise." You may see him out for a run or trying various ice cream spots.
avatar for Paget Brewster

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 →
avatar for Rob Benedict

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

4:20pm

Doug Loves Movies (SOLD OUT)
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

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

Artists
avatar for Doug Benson

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 →
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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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 →
avatar for Molly Sanchez

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

7:30pm

Queery Podcast with Cameron Esposito
Sit in on an hour long-conversation between host and standup comic, Cameron Esposito, and some of the brightest luminaries in the LGBTQ+ family. QUEERY explores individual stories of identity, personality and the shifting cultural matrix around gender, sexuality and civil rights. Cameron's guest for this live version will be The Kids in the Hall's Scott Thompson.   Co-presented by Frameline $35/$25, All Ages

Artists
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Cameron Esposito

Cameron Esposito is a Los Angeles-based standup comic, actor and writer.In addition to her work as a nationally touring headliner, Cameron has appeared on NBC, CBS, Comedy Central, TBS, IFC, E!, Cartoon Network and HBO Canada. She has appeared in films featured at the Sundance and... 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 →



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

10:00pm

The West Wing Weekly (SOLD OUT)
This show is sold out. Tickets may be available at the door the night of.

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

Artists
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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
Space: It’s big. Like, really big. These are the misadventures of a group of misfits that accidentally found themselves on the wrong side of a wormhole. Their mission: try not to blow up the galaxy in their attempts to return home. Join us on a voyage to the stars with the wholly unqualified Captain Tucker Lentz (Colton Dunn), scatterbrained scientist Elsa Rankfort (Felicia Day), apathetic technician Stew Merkel (Steve Berg) and the misanthropic A.I. Sorry (Janet Varney). Get a sneak peak at this disastrous space opera before its February debut. The universe will never be the same. $25, All Ages

Artists
avatar for Colton Dunn

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 →
avatar for Felicia Day

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 →
avatar for Janet Varney

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 →
avatar for Kirsten Vangsness

Kirsten Vangsness

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

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

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+

Artists
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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 →
avatar for Arden Myrin

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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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
 

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+

Artists
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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

Artists
avatar for Arden Myrin

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

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

Artists
avatar for Felicia Day

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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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

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

7:30pm

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+

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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
 
Tuesday, January 15
 

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
 
Wednesday, January 16
 

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
 
Thursday, January 17
 

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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Jane Wiedlin

While in design college in the mid 1970′s, Wiedlin stumbled upon the burgeoning LA punk rock scene. She and Belinda Carlisle were inspired to form The Go-Go’s. The band quickly became local favorites and were signed by the indie label IRS Records. With most of their songs written... 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
 
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

8:00pm

Cool Playlist
On “Cool Playlist”, host Eliza Skinner and a guests 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

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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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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

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.

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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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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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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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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

10:30pm

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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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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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 →
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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 →
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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 →



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
 
Saturday, January 19
 

1:00pm

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

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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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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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 →
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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

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

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

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
 

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 →
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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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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.



Sunday January 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

1:00pm

Jordan, Jesse, Go!
Jordan, Jesse, Go! Live is a hilarious mix of the intelligent, silly and profoundly vulgar. Jesse Thorn (NPR's Bullseye) and Jordan Morris (@Midnight, Unikitty) sit down with a hilarious guest or two to talk about feelings, sex, culture and adult life. Plus, they’ll discuss momentous occasions from audience members’ lives and maybe even challenge a fan’s knowledge of the ridiculous with an absurd battle of wits versus a guest. Whatever happens, it's guaranteed to be a great time. $28, 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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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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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 →



Sunday January 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

1:00pm

Yo, Is this Racist?
Yo, Is This Racist?, hosted by Andrew Ti, creator of the popular blog of the same name, is now a weekly podcast! Every Wednesday, Ti, co-host Tawny Newsome, and their guests answer questions from fan-submitted voicemails and emails about whether or not something is, in fact, racist. $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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Tawny Newsome

Tawny is a sketch and improv comedian, who's been mainly writing and performing her work on the Second City Mainstage in Chicago, as well as with the Second City National Touring Company. She's also starred in Second City collaborations such as "The Art of Falling" with Hubbard Street... Read More →



Sunday January 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

4:00pm

Dead Pilots Society
Dozens of TV show pilots are written every year, and most don't get to see the light of day. Until now. "Friends" writer Andrew Reich and "Nerdist Writers Panel" creator Ben Blacker ("Thrilling Adventure Hour") have invited their writer pals to bring out their dead pilots for a series of table reads called "Dead Pilots' Society," now available as a podcast on the Maximum Fun network. Featuring scripts by top writers that were never produced because of the questionable judgment of networks and development executives, DPS lets these brilliant, promise-filled scripts be enjoyed by you, the public, performed by top actors.

No notes. No one gets fired. We all laugh. $35/$25, ages 18+

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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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Andrew Reich

Andrew Reich is an Emmy Award winning writer/producer who spent seven years on "Friends," the final three as Executive Producer/Showrunner.  His other credits include "Rules of Engagement" and "Worst Week."  He recently was the showrunner of the Netflix sitcom "All About the Washingtons... 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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Ben Blacker

Ben Blacker is best known as the creator, with his writing partner Ben Acker, of the "Thrilling Adventure Hour," a staged show in the style of old time radio, that ran monthly for ten years to sold out crowds, an LA staple. The show ran as a podcast for five years and won awards and garnered acclaim everywhere from the LA Weekly to Rolling Stone.With Acker, Blacker has sold pilots to USA... Read More →
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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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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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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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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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Julia Duffy

Julia Duffy is best known for her long-running role of Stephanie on “Newhart,” for which she received seven Emmy nominations, one Golden Globe nomination, and five American Comedy Award nominations. Other series roles are “Designing Women” (Allison Sugarbaker), “Wizards... Read More →
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Keiko Agena

Keiko Agena is currently a series regular on Hulu’s The First opposite Sean Penn and has recently recurred on such shows as Dirty John, Better Call Saul, 13 Reasons Why, Colony, Here and Now, Sweet/Vicious, Shameless and Scandal. She was also a series regular on the iconic... 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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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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Tawny Newsome

Tawny is a sketch and improv comedian, who's been mainly writing and performing her work on the Second City Mainstage in Chicago, as well as with the Second City National Touring Company. She's also starred in Second City collaborations such as "The Art of Falling" with Hubbard Street... 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 →
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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 →



Sunday January 20, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

4:00pm

Roderick on the Line with John Roderick and Merlin Mann
Roderick on the Line is a frank and candid weekly phone call between John Roderick and Merlin Mann.While these sorts of calls have been conducted privately on a regular basis since something like 2003, they are now being made available to the public as an audio podcast. Watch them do it live, sans phone! $25, All Ages

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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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Merlin Mann

Merlin is best known as the creator of 43folders.com, a popular American website about finding the time and attention to do your best creative work.Merlin was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and raised on Florida’s humid Suncoast. In his senior year of high school, Merlin dropped his 1st... Read More →



Sunday January 20, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

5:30pm

The Bechdel Cast
The Bechdel Cast is a podcast hosted by comedians Jamie Loftus and Caitlin Durante about the portrayal of women in film. It's inspired by the Bechdel Test (created by cartoonist Alison Bechdel), which requires that a movie has two female characters (with names) who speak to each other about something other than a man. The Bechdel Cast examines one of Hollywood's biggest problems: the under- and misrepresentation of women. But in a funny way! Listen to new episodes every Thursday! FREE, All Ages

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Caitlin Durante

Caitlin Durante is a comedian, writer, and podcast host. She does standup all over the country and has performed in the New York Comedy Festival, the Women in Comedy Festival, and the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, to name a few. She is the creator and co-host of "The Bechdel Cast... Read More →
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Jamie Loftus

Jamie Loftus is a comedian and cartoonist living in Los Angeles if that's okay, but is from Boston originally, with your permission of course. She's written and performed on Comedy Central ("Irrational Fears"), Adult Swim ("Robot Chicken"), Super Deluxe ("Upgraded" and "Robot Takeover... Read More →
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The Bechdel Cast

The Bechdel Cast is a podcast hosted by comedians Jamie Loftus and Caitlin Durante about the portrayal of women in film. It's inspired by the Bechdel Test (created by cartoonist Alison Bechdel), which requires that a movie has two female characters (with names) who speak to each other... Read More →



Sunday January 20, 2019 5:30pm - 7:00pm
PianoFight Bar 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

9:30pm

Bill Corbett's Fun House
Actor / writer / comedian Bill Corbett (MST3K, RiffTrax) and his crew take on current events, chat about arts and entertainment, and give highly unprofessional advice to audience members with problems. $22, All Ages

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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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Bill Corbett

Bill Corbett is a former writer and actor for the cult TV show "Mystery Science Theater 3000," playing the robot Crow and the alien Brain Guy. He’s now a principal performer, writer, and producer for RiffTrax.com.Corbett’s voice will be heard as a regular cast member on Adult Swim’s "Tigtone" in 2019.He’s the host of the podcast "Bill Corbett’s Funhouse."Corbett is also a screenwriter and playwright. His screenplay "Starship Dave" was made into a movie starring Eddie Murphy (and retitled "Meet Dave"). His plays h... Read More →
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Brandi Brown

From Minneapolis, Minnesota, comic and writer Brandi Brown is currently the co-host of the podcast "Bill Corbett's Funhouse." Brandi regularly hosts at Minneapolis' Acme Comedy Company. She has toured with Jim Norton and opened for comics including: Maria Bamford, Joe Mande, Vanessa... Read More →
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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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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 20, 2019 9:30pm - 11:00pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
 
Friday, January 25
 

7:30pm

The Allusionist
The Allusionist is an award-winning podcast about language and how and why we humans use it the way we do. It's fun. It's informative. It's...funformative? Steady on there with the portmanteaus, please. $30, All Ages

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Helen Zaltzman

Hello, I am Helen Zaltzman. I make podcasts: mainly Answer Me This and The Allusionist, part of Radiotopia. I sometimes turn up on the radio; I write stuff; and I make things. http://helenzaltzman.com... Read More →



Friday January 25, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

8:00pm

Obscure with Michael Ian Black (SOLD OUT)
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Comedian Michael Ian Black is tackling a great work of literature. Actually, Tackling might be too strong a word. More like “light caressing” plus a lot of complaining. He’s reading the Thomas Hardy classic, Jude the Obscure, out loud and commenting as he goes. Join Michael, some of his famous (and non-famous) friends and experts as he discovers Jude’s world and a few things about his own. Is it a terrible idea? Probably. But it’s a terrible idea he wants to do with you. $25, All Ages

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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 →



Friday January 25, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Brava Cabaret 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
 
Saturday, January 26
 

4:00pm

Hound Tall Podcast with Moshe Kasher
"How To Be Good At Sex" with Moshe Kasher, Michael Ian Black, Andy Kindler, Natasha Muse and Aparna Nancherla, with guest expert Allison Moon

The Hound Tall discussion series is a live podcast, hosted by Moshe Kasher, that takes a single topic and figures out the mysteries of the universe. An hour long chat with an expert and a panel of comedians, they learn all there is to know about things. And also laugh at them. This is a partially seated show—arrive early for a seat. $30, 21+


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Allison Moon

Allison Moon is the author of the award winning sex-ed book, "Girl Sex 101," the sexual memoir, "Bad Dyke," and the forthcoming "Getting It: How to Hook Up Without F*cking Up." She is the host of the "Artgasm" podcast, about the intersections of art, pop culture, and sexuality. As... 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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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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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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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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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 →



Saturday January 26, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94114

4:00pm

Weird Laugh
Do you love sketch shows but hate all those pesky wigs and costumes and actors running around with their lines memorized? Then this is the sketch show for you! Weird Laugh is a live reading of sketches produced for a podcast before your very eyes. And ears! With an opening set by Kaseem Bentley. $22, All Ages

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Dannah Phirman

Actress and writer Dannah Phirman is the co-creator, executive producer, and star of Hulu’s "The Hotwives" series. She’s written on "Marry Me" (NBC), "It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia" (FX), "I’m Sorry" (TruTV) and Showtime’s new series, "Black Monday" in which she also... 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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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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Mike Phirman

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

A Los Angeles native, Phil is an alumnus of Yale University and The Groundlings where he worked alongside such comedic stars as Jennifer Coolidge, Kathy Griffin and Will Ferrell. Phil is best known as one of the original cast members of Mad TV and as "Marvin" in "Pulp Fiction."In... Read More →
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Tami Sagher

Tami Sagher was a writer and producer for "How I Met Your Mother."  She was also a writer on HBO's "Bored to Death" and "30 Rock" on NBC. She is an alumna of the Second City mainstage and etc theaters in Chicago, and has been featured on "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Knocked Up," and... Read More →



Saturday January 26, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

5:30pm

"Lady to Lady" Podcast
Individually, comedians Barbara Gray, Brandie Posey, and Tess Barker are stand up comedians who tour the country; together they join forces as Lady to Lady to create a show that is incredibly goofy and warmly genuine. With past guests like Aisha Tyler, Margaret Cho & French Stewart, the Ladies have found themselves consistently featured on the iTunes Top Comedy Charts and have over 4 MILLION downloads under their belt. In addition to producing a regular show at Los Angeles's Upright Citizen's Brigade & Hollywood Improv, the Ladies have brought their brand of irreverent humor to places like San Francisco's Sketchfest, the Chicago Podcast Festival, and the Comedy Central Stage at the Hudson. They have also been featured on Entertainment Weekly as a best podcast of the week. Lady to Lady is like "The View" (but funny), mixed with "Pee Wee's Playhouse" and a dash of David Lynch. Produced and directed by David Janove. FREE, All Ages

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Barbara Gray

Big hair. Big heart. Big mouth.Barbara’s intense yet goofy stage presence combined with vulnerable and dark material have made her a staple of the Los Angeles alternative comedy scene. She recently co-starred on the first season of "Corporate" on Comedy Central, and can be seen... Read More →
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Brandie Posey

Originally from Annapolis, Maryland, Brandie Posey is a stand up comedian, writer and producer who now calls LA's comedy scene home. She has been featured as a performer at the New York Comedy Festival, RIOT Comedy Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest, FEST in Gainesville, Bridgetown... Read More →
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Lady to Lady

Individually, comedians Barbara Gray, Brandie Posey, and Tess Barker are stand up comedians who tour the country; together they join forces as Lady to Lady to create a show that is incredibly goofy and warmly genuine. With past guests like Aisha Tyler, Margaret Cho & French Stewart... Read More →
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Tess Barker

Tess is a Los Angeles based writer and nationally touring comedian who has appeared at the Comedy Central Stage, Meltdown Comics, UCB, and at clubs and colleges throughout the country. She has written for TVLand’s “Throwing Shade,” TruTV’s “Billy on the Street,” and is... Read More →



Saturday January 26, 2019 5:30pm - 7:00pm
PianoFight Bar 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm

Probably Science
Probably Science is a popular science podcast hosted by comedians Matt Kirshen and Andy Wood who both have so-so STEM pedigrees (Matt holding a mathematics degree and Andy being a former electrical engineer). The show looks at the week in science news, with guests largely drawn from the world of comedy and entertainment (Patton Oswalt, Karen Gillan and Tim Minchin, among others), but often featuring special episodes with popular scientists, science writers and other experts, including astronaut Chris Hadfield, physicists Dr. Sean Carroll and Dr. Janna Levin, author Mary Roach, renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and some of the minds behind the Nobel Prize-winning LIGO project that detected gravitational waves for the first time. This is a partially seated show—arrive early for a seat. $25, ages 21+

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Andy Wood

Since abandoning a career in electrical engineering in favor of comedy over a decade ago, Andy Wood has appeared on "Portlandia," Science Channel's "How To Build... Everything" and the Comedy Central feature film "Jason Nash Is Married," and performed at Bumbershoot, SF Sketchfest... Read More →
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Jen Gunter, M.D.

Jen Gunter, MD, is an OB/GYN and a pain medicine physician. She writes a lot about sex, science, and social media, but sometimes she writes about other things because, well, why not? She has been called Twitter’s resident gynecologist, the Internet’s OB/GYN, and one of the fiercest... Read More →
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Judy Melinek, M.D.

Judy Melinek, M.D. is a graduate of Harvard University. She trained at UCLA in medicine and pathology, and currently works as a forensic pathologist in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her training at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in New York is the subject of the memoir, ... Read More →
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Laurie Kilmartin

Laurie Kilmartin is a stand up comedian, late night writer and New York Times bestselling author. Laurie has performed standup on "CONAN," "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and numerous shows on Comedy Central. Her Seeso special, "45 Jokes About My Dead Dad," made Vulture’s Top Ten Comedy Specials... Read More →
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Matt Kirshen

London-born Matt Kirshen is a comedian, writer, podcaster, former mathematics student, and, when he can make it to New York, one of the co-hosts of "StarTalk Radio," "StarTalk All-Stars," and "StarTalk TV."Starting his comedy career in the UK, after scraping through a mathematics... Read More →



Saturday January 26, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Cafe du Nord 2174 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94114
 
Sunday, January 27
 

1:00pm

The JV Club with Janet Varney
Remember what it was like to be an awkward teenager? And remember how some things haven’t really changed that much for you since then? Join proud dork Janet Varney as she explores the highs and lows of the bygone years with special guests as they talk their way through the terrible teens into adult-lescence. This SF Sketchfest edition features the triumphant return of musical guest Matt Nathanson, comedian Aparna Nancherla and Scott Adsit ("30 Rock")! $25, All Ages

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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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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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Matt Nathanson

Bay Area-local and fan favorite Matt Nathanson returns to SF Sketchfest for his 6th appearance at the festival in about as many years. His new album "Sings His Sad Heart" is available now!http://mattnathanson.com
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Scott Adsit

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



Sunday January 27, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

4:00pm

The Jackie and Laurie Show
The Jackie and Laurie Show is a podcast with Jackie Kashian and Laurie Kilmartin. We both started standup in the late 80s (Jackie in Madison WI, Laurie in San Francisco) and never quit. We talk about comedy, women and women in comedy. At this LIVE show you get the added bonus of us doing standup - THEN talking about standup. $25, All Ages

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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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Laurie Kilmartin

Laurie Kilmartin is a stand up comedian, late night writer and New York Times bestselling author. Laurie has performed standup on "CONAN," "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and numerous shows on Comedy Central. Her Seeso special, "45 Jokes About My Dead Dad," made Vulture’s Top Ten Comedy Specials... Read More →



Sunday January 27, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

5:30pm

Next Big Thing with Courtney & Dara
"Next Big Thing with Courtney & Dara" is a comedy web series, podcast and live show led by two Black techies: Courtney Thomas and Dara M Wilson (@itsoliviadope, @daramwilson). The show shines a much-deserved spotlight on people of color doing dope things in tech, media, politics, & entrepreneurship. On NBT, Courtney, Dara, and their guests invite viewers to join them for candid, hilarious conversations about career triumphs and challenges, current events, and hot topics. With a focus on up-and-coming leaders and creators, Next Big Thing is Oprah for the A.D.D. generation, brought to you by two women still trying to figure it out themselves. FREE, All Ages

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Next Big Thing with Courtney & Dara

Next Big Thing with Courtney & Dara is a comedy web series, podcast and live show led by two Black techies: Courtney Thomas and Dara M Wilson (@itsoliviadope,@daramwilson). The show shines a much-deserved spotlight on people of color doing dope things in tech, media, politics, & entrepreneurship... Read More →



Sunday January 27, 2019 5:30pm - 6:45pm
PianoFight Bar 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102