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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,


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


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





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.


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


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+


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


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


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


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


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


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+


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+


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


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


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


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+


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+


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


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+


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


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+


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


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


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.


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+


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


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+


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


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


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+


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+


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+


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


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


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+


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


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


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


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


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


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+



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


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


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+


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


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


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


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