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Thursday, January 10
 

8:00pm

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

Brent is a recipient of the Andy Kaufman Award, which recognizes innovation in stand-up comedy. He is also responsible for various internet video sensations such as "Gangster Party Line," "Mind Jack," "Man Gives Birth," and "Ultimate Drumming Technique," as well as the cult web series, "Pound House." Brent has appeared on "Conan," "Lopez Tonight," Comedy Central ("The Meltdown," "@midnight," "Corporate," "Kroll Show," "Another Period"), Cartoon Network ("Adventure Time," "Clarence"), IFC ("Comedy Bang! Bang!," "Garfunkel and Oates"), ABC, and Adult Swim, and also toured with the Comedians of Comedy. His stand-up special "Appealing to the Mainstream" is on Amazon Prime.

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

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

"Name To Watch" -New York Magazine

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

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

Artists
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Brent Weinbach

Brent is a winner and recipient of the Andy Kaufman Award, which is given out once a year to recognize innovation in stand-up comedy. He is also responsible for various internet video sensations such as "Gangster Party Line," "Mind Jack," and "Ultimate Drumming Technique," as well... Read More →
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Max & Nicky

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



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

8:00pm

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

Artists
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Andrew Michaan

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

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

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

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



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

7:30pm

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

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

Due to a change in schedule, Justin Sayre is no longer appearing. Kevin Yee has been added.

Artists
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Anthony Desamito

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

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

Comedian Kevin Yee and his original comedy songs have been featured on the hit podcast "2 Dope Queens" (WNYC) and on "The Gong Show" (ABC)! He recently filmed his first comedy special and has appeared at festivals across the U.S. including SF Sketchfest, Blue Whale and Cape Fear... Read More →
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Matt LeGrande

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

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

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



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

7:30pm

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

Artists
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Casey Ley

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

Irene Tu is a Chicago-born, San Francisco-based stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. In 2017, the San Francisco Chronicle singled her out as an “artist on the brink of fame,” on the heels of being named one of the “Bay Area’s 11 Best Stand Up Comedians” (SFist) and one... Read More →
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Nico Santos

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



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

8:00pm

Brandon Wardell & Friends (SOLD OUT)
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of. 

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

Artists
avatar for Andrew Michaan

Andrew Michaan

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

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

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



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

8:00pm

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Matteo Lane & Kate Willett (SOLD OUT)
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of. 

The SF Sketchfest Dozen: The Next Wave of Stand-Up Comedy Stars

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

Artists
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Kate Willett

Kate Willett is a comedian, actress, and writer whose raunchy feminist storytelling is both smart and relatable. She was recently a correspondent for the JIM JEFFERIES SHOW at Politicon 2017. She’s been featured on Viceland’s FLOPHOUSE and her appearance on Comedy Central’s... Read More →
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Matteo Lane

Matteo Lane is a New York-based comedian, originally from Chicago. Matteo is in the new Comedy Central series "The Comedy Jam," and also recently performed on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," "Late Night with Seth Meyers," and Comedy Central’s "Adam Devine's House Party." He... Read More →
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Ronn Vigh

Early in his career, Ronn Vigh's brash attitude and acerbic wit earned him a comparison to a young Joan Rivers by the SF Weekly. It was certainly a fitting comparison as Ronn later became a writer for Rivers on her hit E! Television show "Fashion Police." Ronn regularly performs at... Read More →



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

9:00pm

Live from the Alamo (SOLD OUT)
This show is sold out. Tickets may be available at the door the night of.

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

Artists
avatar for Andrew Michaan

Andrew Michaan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

10:00pm

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

Artists
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Natalie Palamides

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



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

10:00pm

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

Artists
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JoAnn Schinderle

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

New York City-based comedian and actor Todd Barry is widely recognized for his roles as the bongo-playing “Third Conchord” on HBO’s "Flight of the Conchords" and Mickey Rourke’s deli boss in 2009 Oscar winner "The Wrestler," and renowned throughout the entertainment industry... Read More →



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

10:15pm

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

Artists
avatar for Adam Quesnell

Adam Quesnell

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

10:15pm

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Matteo Lane & Kate Willett
The SF Sketchfest Dozen: The Next Wave of Stand-Up Comedy StarsSF Sketchfest presents a pairing from a dozen hand-picked stand-up comedians on the rise: names you might not know now, but will be hearing a lot from soon. $24, ages 18+

Artists
avatar for Kate Willett

Kate Willett

Kate Willett is a comedian, actress, and writer whose raunchy feminist storytelling is both smart and relatable. She was recently a correspondent for the JIM JEFFERIES SHOW at Politicon 2017. She’s been featured on Viceland’s FLOPHOUSE and her appearance on Comedy Central’s... Read More →
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Matteo Lane

Matteo Lane is a New York-based comedian, originally from Chicago. Matteo is in the new Comedy Central series "The Comedy Jam," and also recently performed on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," "Late Night with Seth Meyers," and Comedy Central’s "Adam Devine's House Party." He... Read More →
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Ronn Vigh

Early in his career, Ronn Vigh's brash attitude and acerbic wit earned him a comparison to a young Joan Rivers by the SF Weekly. It was certainly a fitting comparison as Ronn later became a writer for Rivers on her hit E! Television show "Fashion Police." Ronn regularly performs at... Read More →



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

10:30pm

Brandon Wardell & Friends (SOLD OUT)
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of. 

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

Artists
avatar for Andrew Michaan

Andrew Michaan

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

Brandon Wardell

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

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


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

10:30pm

Filipino AF (SOLD OUT)
This show is sold out. Tickets may be available at the door the night of.

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

Artists
avatar for Albert Andrade

Albert Andrade

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

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

Allyn Pintal

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

Brent Weinbach

Brent is a winner and recipient of the Andy Kaufman Award, which is given out once a year to recognize innovation in stand-up comedy. He is also responsible for various internet video sensations such as "Gangster Party Line," "Mind Jack," and "Ultimate Drumming Technique," as well... Read More →
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DarylJim Diaz

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

Erich Tamola

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

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

Joy Regullano

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

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

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

Nicole Nequinto

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

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

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

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



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

1:00pm

SF Sketchfest Presents: David Cross + Arden Myrin in Sansar
Join comedians David Cross (of Mr. Show and Arrested Development fame) and Arden Myrin (MADTv, Inside Amy Schumer, Insatiable, Shameless) this Saturday, January 12, for an unforgettable virtual comedy experience in Sansar. Openers include the hilarious Irene Tu and Chad Opitz.

Note: This show will only appear in the VR platform Sansar and requires a PC and recommended VR equipment. See ticketing page for more details.

Artists
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Arden Myrin

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

Emmy Award winner and Grammy Award nominee David Cross is an inventive performer, writer, and producer on stage and screens both big and small.Named one of the Top 100 Stand-Up Comedians of All Time by Comedy Central, Cross last toured the world with “Make America Great Again... Read More →



Saturday January 12, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm

7:00pm

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

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

Artists
avatar for Anthony K

Anthony K

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

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

Zainab Johnson, a stand-up comedian, actress and writer, is quickly being propelled as one of the most unique and engaging performers on stage and screen. Zainab’s comedy is based on her unique point-of-view, which was shaped growing up in Harlem as one of thirteen siblings in a... Read More →



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

7:30pm

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

Artists
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Jak Knight

Originally from Seattle, Jak is an LA-based stand-up comic, writer, and actor. He was named a 2014 Comedy Central Comic to Watch and a 2015 New Face at the Montreal JFL Festival. In television, Jak has performed on "The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail," "@Midnight," and "Adam Devine’s... Read More →
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Sid Singh

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

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



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

8:00pm

Bad Asians (SOLD OUT)
This show is sold out. Tickets may be available at the door the night of.

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

Artists
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Andrew Orolfo

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

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

Imran G hits the stage with intensity and clever quips that keep his audience enthralled and roaring with laughter. A NASA rocket scientist by day, he performs at clubs and theaters around the San Francisco Bay Area.Imran has been a semi-finalist in the San Francisco International... Read More →
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Janesh Rahlan

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

Subtle but sharp, laid-back yet engaging, Joseph Nguyen is the smart slacker beloved by audiences for his easygoing delivery and good writing. At home in all venues from clubs to cafes, Joseph is a regular at the Punch Line and other Bay Area clubs as well as a member of local group... Read More →
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Moon Choe

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

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



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

8:00pm

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

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

Artists
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Brian Bahe

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

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

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

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

Irene Tu is a Chicago-born, San Francisco-based stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. In 2017, the San Francisco Chronicle singled her out as an “artist on the brink of fame,” on the heels of being named one of the “Bay Area’s 11 Best Stand Up Comedians” (SFist) and one... Read More →
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JoAnn Schinderle

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

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

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



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

8:00pm

The Daily Show Writers Stand-Up Show (SOLD OUT)
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

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

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

Artists
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Alex Falcone

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

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

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

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



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

9:00pm

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

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

Artists
avatar for Adam Quesnell

Adam Quesnell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

9:15pm

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

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

Artists
avatar for Anthony K

Anthony K

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

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

Zainab Johnson, a stand-up comedian, actress and writer, is quickly being propelled as one of the most unique and engaging performers on stage and screen. Zainab’s comedy is based on her unique point-of-view, which was shaped growing up in Harlem as one of thirteen siblings in a... Read More →



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

10:00pm

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

Sh*t Arcade: Comedians Play Bad Video Games

On "Sh*t Arcade," comedians, Twitch streamers, and the audience play and make fun of the worst video games of all time. From Shaq-Fu to Bible Adventures to even more Shaq-Fu, get a chance to see some of the most terrible, poorly reviewed games of all time - and even get a chance to win them. Hosted by Mike Drucker ("Adam Ruins Everything," "Bill Nye Saves the World," and Nintendo). $25, All Ages

Due to a change in his schedule, Solomon Georgio will not be appearing. Brian Altano has been added.

Artists
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Brian Altano

Brian Altano is a host and producer at IGN, hosting such shows as "Beyond" and the weekly live comedy and variety show, "Up at Noon." He also co-hosts the popular podcast "The Comedy Button."
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Kat Radley

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

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

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

Mike Drucker is a writer and comedian in New York, NY. His stand-up has been featured on Audible, SeeSo, and at the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival. His writing has been nominated for two Emmys and a Writers Guild Award. He's written for "The President Show," "Nintendo of... Read More →
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Nick Scarpino

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

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

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



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

10:15pm

Capitol PUNishment (SOLD OUT)
This show is sold out. Tickets may be available at the door the night of.

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

Artists
avatar for Andy Rider

Andy Rider

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

Natasha Muse is like the C3P0 of San Francisco comedy: a bunch of small bears once mistook her for a golden god but in reality she’s a bumbling robot (as well as a mom, a transsexual, and a firm agnostic). The SF Weekly once declared her a “Comedian to Watch” in 2014, and in... Read More →
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Paige Weldon

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

Early in his career, Ronn Vigh's brash attitude and acerbic wit earned him a comparison to a young Joan Rivers by the SF Weekly. It was certainly a fitting comparison as Ronn later became a writer for Rivers on her hit E! Television show "Fashion Police." Ronn regularly performs at... Read More →



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

10:30pm

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

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

Artists
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Dewayne Perkins

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

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

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



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

10:30pm

Vintage Basement with Max & Nicky (SOLD OUT)
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of. 

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

Due to a change in his schedule, Reggie Watts is no longer appearing. Johnny Pemberton has been added.

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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Andrew Michaan

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

Nick Stargu is a musician, comedian, writer and filmmaker who is best known for his multimedia / musical comedy act, DJ REAL, which has been featured at Comedy Central's Colossal Clusterfest, Outside Lands, San Francisco Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival and more! He most recently... Read More →
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Jena Friedman

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

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

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



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

9:00am

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

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

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

Doors & brunch at 9am, show at 10am

Artists
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Emmy Blotnick

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

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

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


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

7:00pm

Live from the Alamo (SOLD OUT)
This show is sold out. Tickets may be available at the door the night of.

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

Artists
avatar for Andy Rider

Andy Rider

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

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

Brooke is a San Francisco-based up-and-coming stand-up comic who talks too fast and smiles too much. She performs nightly at clubs, bars, theaters, and wineries all over the Bay, and produces Bay Area showcases Resistance is Fertile, Brave New Jokes, Jokelandish, and regular fundraiser... Read More →
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Dan Kapr

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

7:30pm

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

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

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Eva Victor

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

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

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

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



Sunday January 13, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
 
Tuesday, January 15
 

8:00pm

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

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

Artists
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Hope This Helps

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

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



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

8:00pm

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

Artists
avatar for Clay Newman

Clay Newman

This stony, joke slinging rabble rouser has been delighting audiences across the west coast for over five years with his tales of life, love, and all that other crap that fills our days. His comedy career began as just another way for the long time theater nerd to get his stage fix... Read More →
avatar for Dalia Malek

Dalia Malek

Dalia started comedy in London, UK, where she first started honing her silly, playful, and sometimes dark material in major theaters and clubs all over the country. Her warm and conspiratorial stage presence and punchy writing helped her progress quickly. Her comedy was broadcast... Read More →
avatar for Danielle Perez

Danielle Perez

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

Feel Woods

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

Jason Mack

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

Julie Ash

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

Kelly McCarron

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

Mark Smalls

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

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



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

7:00pm

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

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

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Normal Show

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



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

8:00pm

The Mission Position
The Mission Position is a popular independent comedy showcase, hosted by two of San Francisco’s most accomplished comedians — Adrian McNair and Irene Tu (featured in Viceland’s "Flophouse," SF Sketchfest, and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival). Every month, we bring a dynamite lineup to an intimate theater, for a show that provides club-level talent without irritating drink minimums or filler comics. The Mission Position welcomes a new lineup of special guests every month that include the Bay’s brightest comics alongside nationally touring headliners from NBC, TBS, E! and Comedy Central. $20, ages 18+

Artists
avatar for Danielle Perez

Danielle Perez

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

Dauood M. Naimyar

David Naimyar was born Dauood Mohammad Naimyar, but at a very young age he knew the value of assimilating. Because of this, he tried his best to not be different but failed at every encounter. Once he embraced his eccentric point of view he discovered the humor all around him. David’s... Read More →
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DJ REAL

Nick Stargu is a musician, comedian, writer and filmmaker who is best known for his multimedia / musical comedy act, DJ REAL, which has been featured at Comedy Central's Colossal Clusterfest, Outside Lands, San Francisco Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival and more! He most recently... Read More →
avatar for Irene Tu

Irene Tu

Irene Tu is a Chicago-born, San Francisco-based stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. In 2017, the San Francisco Chronicle singled her out as an “artist on the brink of fame,” on the heels of being named one of the “Bay Area’s 11 Best Stand Up Comedians” (SFist) and one... Read More →
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Jordan Thewlis

Jordan Thewlis is a Bay Area writer and comedian who tries his very best to make people laugh. When he's not performing at venues all over the Bay Area, Jordan is a daily contributor to The Onion, and is a part of the sketch team Mr. Chestnut. He currently produces two shows every... Read More →
avatar for Matt Lieb

Matt Lieb

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

Torio Van Grol was first discovered by a gentleman naturalist in 1676, causing an uproar among the clergy, who claimed that he was placed on Earth by God as a test of faith. After much careful study, Torio has been widely accepted as real, though some controversy lingers. Many people... Read More →



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

6:00pm

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

Artists
avatar for Arjun Banerjee

Arjun Banerjee

Arjun Banerjee was born and raised in the Bay Area and has been doing stand up there since he graduated High School. His comedy has been described as "great and definitely funny enough" by his therapist. He has performed at SF Sketchfest and the Desi Comedy Fest.
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Arthur Gaus

Arthur Gaus is a standup comic based out of San Francisco. He started at a young age in his hometown and was raised as a comic by the great heroes of San Francisco comedy. He tells locally sourced, small-batch, fair-trade certified jokes about both the light stuff (Walgreens is wacky... Read More →
avatar for Becky Braunstein

Becky Braunstein

To the probable surprise of everyone she went to high school with, Becky Braunstein was recently featured in Teen Vogue, in an article insisting that each one of her life experiences "deserves [its] own television show". Called a “comedy tsunami”, an “audience favorite”, and... Read More →
avatar for Ben Kolina

Ben Kolina

Ben Kolina had his first experience getting laughs from strangers at the expense of visiting outfielders in the Right Field Bleachers of the Oakland A's games. Currently Ben spent 5 years as co-producer of a popular weekly comedy showcase at the Night Light in Oakland. As a Stand... Read More →
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Chase Brockett

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

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

Hanna Evensen is a Swedish comedian and Harvard graduate who grew up in the Bay Area before starting her comedy career in Europe. Since returning to the States she has been taking the scene by storm, featuring at Cobbs Comedy Club, Punch Line SF and Tommy T's, among others. She is... Read More →
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J.A.D.E.

Just Another Disabled Entertainer (or J.A.D.E.) is a cyborg who combines provocative thought with moving furniture. J.A.D.E. was manufactured in the Bay and has performed at many local showcases including “Tourette’s Without Regrets,” and “Man Haters.” She has performed... Read More →
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Jazmyn W

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

Jesse Hett is a stand-up comedian based in Oakland, California by way of central Kansas. He has appeared on the front page of the Wall Street Journal doing comedy while wearing a virtual reality helmet. That sounds made up but it's true, you can look it up. He has performed in SF... Read More →
avatar for John Roderick

John Roderick

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

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

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

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

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

Kevin Whittinghill

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

Matt Lieb

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

Mike Hanford

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

Nate Follen

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

Paul Sabourin

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

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

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

Salma Zaky

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

Storm DiCostanzo

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

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

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

Zorba Jevon Hughes

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



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

8:00pm

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

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

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Claptrap

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

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



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

8:00pm

Rhea Butcher (SOLD OUT)
This show is sold out. Tickets may be available at the door the night of.

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

Photo credit: Karlin Villondo Photography

Artists
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Kai Choyce

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

Rhea Butcher

Rhea Butcher is a Los Angeles-based standup comic, actor and writer. Originally from the Midwest, Rhea grew up skateboarding the mean streets of Akron, Ohio. Her blue collar brand of cool has endeared audiences nationwide, as she's performed standup and appeared on shows such as HBO's... Read More →



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

8:00pm

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

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

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

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

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Alexandria Love

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

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

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

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



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

7:30pm

Busy Tonight with Busy Philipps (SOLD OUT)
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

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

Due to a change in schedule, John Michael Higgins will not be appearing. Gillian Jacobs has been added.

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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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Gillian Jacobs

Gillian Jacobs starred in the NETFLIX original series, LOVE, opposite Paul Rust & Produced by Judd Apatow.  Previously, she starred in the critically acclaimed comedy COMMUNITY. She was nominated for a Broadcast Television Journalists Association Award in the category of "Best Comedy... Read More →
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Marc Evan Jackson

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



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

8:00pm

Asian AF (SOLD OUT)
This show is sold out. Tickets may be available at the door the night of.

Asian AF (Asian As F***) is the hit Asian American variety show held at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in both Los Angeles and New York. Asian AF spotlights the most talented Asian American comedians, actors, improvisers, musicians, dancers, and storytellers. A typical show features a stand-up comedian, a sketch portion, a musical element, sketch videos, and an improv team - with a new cast every month.Every show has sold out since its debut in November 2016, some selling out in only a few hours. Due to the immense popularity in Los Angeles, Asian AF was brought to New York in June 2017 and met with the same excitement. The show has been featured on news sites such as NBC News, ABC News, LA Times, Splitsider, ATTN, and many more. Previous guests include Margaret Cho, Aparna Nancherla, Eugene Cordero, Kulap Vilaysack, Sheng Wang, Joel Kim Booster, Keiko Agena, Suzy Nakamura, Manny Jacinto, Hudson Yang, and Ronny Chieng. $25, All Ages

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Alfred Aquino II

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

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

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

Eugene is an Actor/Comedian based in Los Angeles, CA. He improvises every week with "The Smokes" at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre LA. Television credits include: “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” “The Good Place,” “Bajillion Dollar Propertie$,” “Other Space.” Film credits... Read More →
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Gilbert Galon

Check him out every Wednesday on the "TigerBelly" podcast with Bobby Lee!
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Joel Kim Booster

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

Born in the Philippines and raised in California, JR De Guzman began performing comedy while working as a music teacher, which he quickly learned just meant teaching Taylor Swift songs to teenagers. He has entertained all over the world, having performed for Stand-Up Tokyo and ROR... Read More →
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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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Pallavi Gunalan

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

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

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

ZAC OYAMA regularly performs in LA at UCB, with the Harold team Yeti, at Asian AF with VOLTRON, and with 18 time Cagematch champs Three Princes. Outside of UCB Zac has been a writer/performer for CollegeHumor and most recently wrote for "Adam Ruins Everything."



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

8:00pm

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

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Charla Lauriston

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



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

8:00pm

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

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

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

Artists
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Joey Avery

After starting his career in Cape Town, South Africa Joey Avery received the Jimmy Gunn award for Best Newcomer to the Bay Area comedy scene and was recently listed in SF Chronicle as one of the Bay Area Comic's to catch. He has appeared on Fox and AJ+ and currently produces content... Read More →
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Max Silvestri

Max Silvestri is a comedian, writer and actor whose stand up special is out now on Netflix’s "The Comedy Lineup." Max is currently developing a half hour comedy at FX together with Annapurna and best friends Gabe Liedman and Jenny Slate. He's also a Consulting Producer for Netflix's... Read More →
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Nick Youssef

Nick Youssef is a Los Angeles-based comedian, writer, actor and host of "The Nick America" podcast. Fresh off the new sitcom "Alone Together" on the Freeform Network, Nick's comedy also has been seen on Hulu’s "Coming to the Stage," NBCs "Last Call with Carson Daly," Comedy Central’s... Read More →



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

9:00pm

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

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

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avatar for Anthony K

Anthony K

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

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

Chelsea London Lloyd (aka @ChelsWhoElse) is an actor + comedian who recently booked "Barry" on HBO directed by Bill Hader. She just tested twice, including for a series regular on Freeform (Yara Shahidi's Jewish bisexual bff on Grown-ish). She has done dozens of viral sketches, commercials... Read More →
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Hannah Einbinder

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

10:15pm

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

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

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

Artists
avatar for Joey Avery

Joey Avery

After starting his career in Cape Town, South Africa Joey Avery received the Jimmy Gunn award for Best Newcomer to the Bay Area comedy scene and was recently listed in SF Chronicle as one of the Bay Area Comic's to catch. He has appeared on Fox and AJ+ and currently produces content... Read More →
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Max Silvestri

Max Silvestri is a comedian, writer and actor whose stand up special is out now on Netflix’s "The Comedy Lineup." Max is currently developing a half hour comedy at FX together with Annapurna and best friends Gabe Liedman and Jenny Slate. He's also a Consulting Producer for Netflix's... Read More →
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Nick Youssef

Nick Youssef is a Los Angeles-based comedian, writer, actor and host of "The Nick America" podcast. Fresh off the new sitcom "Alone Together" on the Freeform Network, Nick's comedy also has been seen on Hulu’s "Coming to the Stage," NBCs "Last Call with Carson Daly," Comedy Central’s... Read More →



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

10:15pm

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

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Jeremy Talamantes

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

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

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

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

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



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

10:30pm

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

Due to a change in their schedules, Nicole Calasich and Wanjiko Eke are no longer appearing. Emily Van Dyke and Valerie Vernale have been added.

Artists
avatar for Brooke Heinichen

Brooke Heinichen

Brooke is a San Francisco-based up-and-coming stand-up comic who talks too fast and smiles too much. She performs nightly at clubs, bars, theaters, and wineries all over the Bay, and produces Bay Area showcases Resistance is Fertile, Brave New Jokes, Jokelandish, and regular fundraiser... Read More →
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Devon Walker

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

Originally from the Midwest, Emily loves pools and telling inappropriate stories at BBQs. Emily has performed stand-up and sketch comedy in SF Sketchfest, she was the winner of the Walk the Plank Comedy Competition and her comedy dating show Flirting with Laughter won "Best Tinder... Read More →
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Geneva Rust-Orta

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

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

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

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



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

7:00pm

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Caitlin Gill & Langston Kerman
The SF Sketchfest Dozen: The Next Wave of Stand-Up Comedy Stars

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

Artists
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Caitlin Gill

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

Langston Kerman is a LA based stand-up comic, actor and writer originally from Oak Park, IL. Langston’s first half hour special just aired in September 2018 as part of Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents. This past month, Langston wrote and starred in a Broadway Video produced presentation... Read More →
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Mark Smalls

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



Saturday January 19, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

7:30pm

SF Sketchfest Threesome: Guy Branum, Sean Cullen & Alice Wetterlund
Three SF Sketchfest favorites combine forces for this delightful night of stand-up featuring headliners Guy Branum, Sean Cullen and Alice Wetterlund. Hosted by Nate Craig.   Co-presented by Frameline

  $35/$25, ages 18+

Artists
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Alice Wetterlund

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

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

Nate Craig is a nationally touring headliner and regular at The NY Comedy Cellar, Hollywood Improv, and Largo (LA) among others. He'll play Jonah Hill's brother "Phil" in the upcoming Netflix series "Maniac" and was a cast member on TruTV's "World's Dumbest". He was recently featured... Read More →
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Sean Cullen

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



Saturday January 19, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

8:00pm

Asian AF (SOLD OUT)
This show is sold out. Tickets may be available at the door the night of.

Asian AF (Asian As F***) is the hit Asian American variety show held at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in both Los Angeles and New York. Asian AF spotlights the most talented Asian American comedians, actors, improvisers, musicians, dancers, and storytellers. A typical show features a stand-up comedian, a sketch portion, a musical element, sketch videos, and an improv team - with a new cast every month.Every show has sold out since its debut in November 2016, some selling out in only a few hours. Due to the immense popularity in Los Angeles, Asian AF was brought to New York in June 2017 and met with the same excitement. The show has been featured on news sites such as NBC News, ABC News, LA Times, Splitsider, ATTN, and many more. Previous guests include Margaret Cho, Aparna Nancherla, Eugene Cordero, Kulap Vilaysack, Sheng Wang, Joel Kim Booster, Keiko Agena, Suzy Nakamura, Manny Jacinto, Hudson Yang, and Ronny Chieng. $25, All Ages

Artists
avatar for Alfred Aquino II

Alfred Aquino II

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

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

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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Gilbert Galon

Check him out every Wednesday on the "TigerBelly" podcast with Bobby Lee!
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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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Jenny Yang

Jenny Yang is an award-winning, Los Angeles-based standup comedian, content creator, comedy tour and festival organizer, speaker, and professional opinion-haver best known for her viral comedy videos and satirical pop culture and political commentary. jennyyang.tv... Read More →
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Joel Kim Booster

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

Born in the Philippines and raised in California, JR De Guzman began performing comedy while working as a music teacher, which he quickly learned just meant teaching Taylor Swift songs to teenagers. He has entertained all over the world, having performed for Stand-Up Tokyo and ROR... Read More →
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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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Sarah Claspell

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

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

ZAC OYAMA regularly performs in LA at UCB, with the Harold team Yeti, at Asian AF with VOLTRON, and with 18 time Cagematch champs Three Princes. Outside of UCB Zac has been a writer/performer for CollegeHumor and most recently wrote for "Adam Ruins Everything."


Saturday January 19, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

Big Terrific with Jenny Slate, Gabe Liedman and Max Silvestri
Jenny Slate, Gabe Liedman, and Max Silvestri host BIG TERRIFIC, now in its 10th year, a silly and love-filled mix of stand-up and conversation between best friends, like the Newlywed Game played by three sexually incompatible people.  Co-presented by the Jewish Film Institute
Tier 1 - $45 Front Orchestra
Tier 2 - $35 Rear Orchestra/Balcony
All Ages

Artists
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Gabe Liedman

Gabe was most recently a Supervising Producer on the popular Amazon show "Transparent." Other credits include "Broad City"  and three seasons of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." As a comedian, he performs frequently with Jenny Slate and Max Silvestri. His acting credits include "Obvious Child... Read More →
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Jenny Slate

Jenny Slate is a stand-up comedian, actress, author, and creator. She appears in the new film "Venom" alongside Tom Hardy, and is best known for co-creating the children’s book and short film series "Marcel the Shell with Shoes On," her Critics-Choice winning role in the film "Obvious... Read More →
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Max Silvestri

Max Silvestri is a comedian, writer and actor whose stand up special is out now on Netflix’s "The Comedy Lineup." Max is currently developing a half hour comedy at FX together with Annapurna and best friends Gabe Liedman and Jenny Slate. He's also a Consulting Producer for Netflix's... Read More →



Saturday January 19, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

8:00pm

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

Facial Recognition Comedy is a comedy coalition of Desi women produced by Fizaa Dosani (creator), Zahra Ali, and Pallavi Gunalan to dispel the myth that "there can only be one." Each comic has a unique style and take that you will learn to tell apart if you haven't already. #WeAreNotTheSamePerson This is a partially seated show—arrive early for a seat. $20, ages 21+

Artists
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Fizaa Dosani

Fizaa is a stand-up comic, actor, and writer whose recent credits include FX, Netflix, ABC, Bravo, GSN, Youtube Premium, Tastemade Network, and CBS Diversity. She was born and raised in Florida, but eventually escaped. As a comedian, she gives audiences access to her eccentricities... Read More →
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Jennifer Jolly

Jennifer Jolly performs stand-up comedy all over America & Europe, but can be seen regularly in Los Angeles at The Comedy Store & The Hollywood Improv. You can also catch her acting in various commercials, TV shows, & Indie films. She is thrilled to be a repeat performer at SF Sketchfest... Read More →
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Neel Nanda

Starting comedy in Atlanta, GA and now based in Los Angeles, Neel Nanda has performed all over the country with some of comedies’ biggest acts.  Neel has most recently performed stand up on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" & has acted and performed on Comedy Central's "Adam Devine's House... Read More →
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Pallavi Gunalan

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

Named by Refinery29 as "50 Female Stand-Up Comedians You Need To Know", Priyanka Wali is a stand-up comic who performs routinely all throughout the United States and abroad, including corporate gigs, casinos and comedy clubs.  She has been featured on KFOG Radio, Women's Health Magazine... Read More →
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Shanti Charan

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

Zahra is a nationally touring comedian, writer, and actress. She is also the coolest chick you’ll ever meet and the bestie you never had. Her arsenal of jokes tackle everything from tacos to terrorism to tips on overcoming single life. Zahra has appeared and performed on the Tastemade... Read More →



Saturday January 19, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Cafe du Nord 2174 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94114

8:00pm

Sudden Pirate: A Comedy Show Benefit for Mikey Walz (SOLD OUT)
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Mikey Walz is a stand-up comic, writer and longtime member of the Bay Area comedy community -- and he learned October 9th 2018 that he has cancer. On Halloween, in order to remove the soft tissue cancer in his left leg and save his life, Mikey had it amputated. He’s got several months of chemotherapy and years of physical therapy ahead of him. Join Mikey and his close comedy friends for a night of stand-up to raise money to help Mikey with the tough times ahead! And for a little bit more cash, stay and meet this sudden pirate after the show. $50 VIP M&G / $20 general, All Ages

Due to a change in her schedule, Nicole Calasich is no longer appearing.

Artists
avatar for Aviva Siegel

Aviva Siegel

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

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

Gabby Poccia

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

Jesse Hett

Jesse Hett is a stand-up comedian based in Oakland, California by way of central Kansas. He has appeared on the front page of the Wall Street Journal doing comedy while wearing a virtual reality helmet. That sounds made up but it's true, you can look it up. He has performed in SF... Read More →
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Mikey Walz

Mikey Walz is the self-proclaimed "Golden Boy" of Bay Area comedy. He proclaims it all the time, to pretty much anyone who will listen. Most people just think he's a very funny person. Mikey is a Stand-up comic and musical comic that can be caught most nights of the week being his... Read More →
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Natasha Muse

Natasha Muse is like the C3P0 of San Francisco comedy: a bunch of small bears once mistook her for a golden god but in reality she’s a bumbling robot (as well as a mom, a transsexual, and a firm agnostic). The SF Weekly once declared her a “Comedian to Watch” in 2014, and in... Read More →
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Samantha Gilweit

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

After a particularly harsh winter, Walker Glenn descended from the foothills of Northern California in search of a mate and a career. Having met his wife and produced a son, he's almost there. Walker is a comedian, and while he initially captured the public's attention by being the... Read More →



Saturday January 19, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Brava Cabaret 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

9:00pm

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

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

Artists
avatar for Alex Price

Alex Price

At six feet, nine inches, Alex Price was always going to be the center of attention anyway. He developed an outsized sense of humor to match his physical stature and quickly became known in comedy circles far away from his native Indiana. His unflinching, self-deprecating and hilarious... Read More →
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Alyssa Westerlund

Alyssa Westerlund's sweet, innocent looks belie her wicked sense of humor and spot on delivery. She inspires women and melts men: like toy soldiers in the microwave. Alyssa's comedy will rip your guts out, tear your heart to pieces, grab you by the genitalia and not let go until you're... Read More →
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Annick Adelle

Annick Adelle is a German comedian in the US. A lawyer. A woman. And gay. She never knows what to talk about in her set.Annick has quickly conquered America’s heart, performing at Hollywood’s Comedy Store, Hollywood's Laugh Factory and all over LA, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland... Read More →
avatar for Carter Anderson

Carter Anderson

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

Leaving Dublin, Ireland where he was born and raised until the age of 22, Dave got drunk on travel and never quite hit sobriety of it. His shows draw on his wide travels, cultural observations, attempts at language study, (occasional) international drinking session(s) and being a... Read More →
avatar for Devon Walker

Devon Walker

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

Ify Nwadiwe

Ify is a stand up comedian born and raised in Los Angeles, he has appeared on "@midnight," "Son of Zorn," "Workaholics," "Comedy Bang! Bang!," and "Key and Peele." Ify was a staff writer on the second season of "You Can Do Better" (TruTV), "@midnight" (FOD) and was most recently a... Read More →
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Julia Shiplett

Julia Shiplett is a comedian and writer based in Brooklyn, by way of Chicago. Her comedy has evolved into a seamless blend of biting feminism, self-deprecation and personal anecdotes as a biracial Midwesterner. She has performed at comedy festivals around the country including Bridgetown... Read More →
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Maria Wojciechowski

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

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



Saturday January 19, 2019 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Alamo Drafthouse at the New Mission 2550 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

9:15pm

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Caitlin Gill & Langston Kerman
The SF Sketchfest Dozen: The Next Wave of Stand-Up Comedy Stars

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

Artists
avatar for Caitlin Gill

Caitlin Gill

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

Langston Kerman is a LA based stand-up comic, actor and writer originally from Oak Park, IL. Langston’s first half hour special just aired in September 2018 as part of Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents. This past month, Langston wrote and starred in a Broadway Video produced presentation... Read More →
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Mark Smalls

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



Saturday January 19, 2019 9:15pm - 10:45pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

10:30pm

Set List
From Paul Provenza and Troy Conrad… Comics are given outrageous, never-before-seen topics in the moment, and perform as if it was the material they meant to do. Both the comic and the audience see the topics for the first time on the onstage screen and thus begins the most exciting, edge-of-your seat stand-up show.

Set List: Stand-Up Without A Net aired as a TV series on Sky Atlantic in the UK and on ABC2 in Australia. The show tours festivals worldwide, including Edinburgh, Melbourne, New York, Montreal, Austria, and Ireland. Set List is also a 60-episode web series on the Nerdist Channel on YouTube.

Past performers on Set List include Greg Proops, Maria Bamford, Bob Odenkirk, Drew Carey, Bobcat Goldthwait, Marc Maron, Reggie Watts, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard, Roseanne Barr, Paul F. Tompkins, Rob Delaney, Jen Kirkman, Gilbert Gottfried, Jim Norton, Hannibal Buress, Jay Mohr, Margaret Cho, and Eddie Izzard among many others.

Website: www.setlistshow.com
On Twitter: @SETLISTSHOW
Facebook: facebook.com/setlistshow

"It is completely urgent and pertinent that any comedy geek see this wonderful cluster-fuck of comedy brilliance." -Tony Bartelone, Huffington Post

“The most exciting thing to happen in stand-up since the invention of the microphone.”-James Mullinger, British GQ

"The results are unpredictable, illuminating and always enthralling." - Julie Seabaugh, LA Weekly

Past performers on Set List include Maria Bamford, Bob Odenkirk, Drew Carey, Bobcat Goldthwait, Marc Maron, Jen Kirkman, Reggie Watts, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard, Roseanne Barr, Paul F. Tompkins, Rob Delaney, Gilbert Gottfried, Jim Norton, Hannibal Buress, Rick Overton, Margaret Cho, and Eddie Izzard among many others. $35/$25, ages 18+

Artists
avatar for Bobcat Goldthwait

Bobcat Goldthwait

Over the past several months, Bobcat has been on the creative fast track. As one of the most recognizable comedians in show business, Goldthwait unleashed his one of a kind brand of comedy in his new Showtime one hour special entitled “You Don’t Look the Same Either.” The new... Read More →
avatar for Caitlin Gill

Caitlin Gill

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

Chad Opitz

Chad began doing stand up in the Santa Cruz area at various bars and mics before moving to SF a couple years ago and also performing at various bars and mics, just much more frequently. He performs at bars and mics as well as comedy clubs, bowling alleys, wineries and wherever else... Read More →
avatar for Eliza Skinner

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 →
avatar for Kevin Pollak

Kevin Pollak

Kevin Pollak started as stand-up comedian in San Francisco and became a touring pro by age twenty. Later, Pollak’s role in Rob Reiner’s "A Few Good Men,” proved his ability to stand out on the big screen among cinematic heavyweights. The concept of comedian turned dramatic actor... Read More →
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Nate Craig

Nate Craig is a nationally touring headliner and regular at The NY Comedy Cellar, Hollywood Improv, and Largo (LA) among others. He'll play Jonah Hill's brother "Phil" in the upcoming Netflix series "Maniac" and was a cast member on TruTV's "World's Dumbest". He was recently featured... Read More →
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Rick Overton

As a 40 year comedy vet, Rick Overton has starred in numerous HBO and Showtime specials and has had countless TV standup appearances.   He currently recurs on HBO’s Veep and Showtime’s I’m Dying Up Here.  He recently recurred on ABC’s The Middle and Last Man Standing, Adult... Read More →



Saturday January 19, 2019 10:30pm - Sunday January 20, 2019 12:00am
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
 
Sunday, January 20
 

7:00pm

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

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

Artists
avatar for Abhay

Abhay

Abhay is a comedian/writer/producer that moved from South-India to South Central Los Angeles for grad school. Dodging bullets en-route to grad school armed him with plenty of stories and stand up was his only catharsis for combating culture shock. His act is an eclectic mix of his... Read More →
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Bethany Van Delft

Bethany Van Delft’s “hip & grounded, laid back delivery” has earned her the honor of performing at the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, SF Sketchfest, as well as appearances on Comedy Central, TV Guide Channel, and "2 Dope Queens" podcast. Her "series at the... Read More →
avatar for Brandi Brown

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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Drew Harmon

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

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

Richard Sarvate

Richard is a stand up comedian based in Los Angeles. His comedy covers his experience as a first generation Indian immigrant, why he quit his 10 year career in Silicon Valley to pursue comedy, and what it was like growing up with a schizophrenic mother.
avatar for Sara June

Sara June

Sara June is a writer, director and stand-up comedian. She came up in Austin and now lives in Los Angeles, where she co-hosts "High Priestess," a monthly tarot-themed stand-up show with Bri Pruett. She has appeared on the CW, PBS, Earwolf, HowStuffWorks, Audible, CollegeHumor, Bridgetown... Read More →
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Wendy Wroblewski

Wendy Wroblewski is a stand-up comedian and math tutor from Gaithersburg, Maryland. She performs comedy all over the Washington, DC area at places like The Kennedy Center, The DC Improv, Drafthouse Comedy Theater, and The Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse. She was a guest on the Cape... Read More →



Sunday January 20, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Alamo Drafthouse at the New Mission 2550 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:30pm

Joel Kim Booster's Joy F*ck Club
The Joy F*ck Club is a celebration of the overwhelming talent, drive and sex appeal within the Asian American community. Comedian Joel Kim Booster will host a showcase of Asian talent in comedy, music and whatever the hell else he wants. In between sets he’ll shoot the shit with his guests, discussing everything from the struggle of being Asian in Emma Stone’s Hollywood to what it’s like being hot, Asian and actually very rich. $32/$22, ages 18+

Artists
avatar for Andrew Orolfo

Andrew Orolfo

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

Atsuko Okatsuka

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

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 →
avatar for Joel Kim Booster

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 →
avatar for JR De Guzman

JR De Guzman

Born in the Philippines and raised in California, JR De Guzman began performing comedy while working as a music teacher, which he quickly learned just meant teaching Taylor Swift songs to teenagers. He has entertained all over the world, having performed for Stand-Up Tokyo and ROR... Read More →
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Rice Rockettes

Rice Rockettes are a San Francisco Bay Area drag troupe that came out officially in the summer of 2009.The mission of the RR has always been to champion a fun and safe space for individuals in the Asian & Pacific Islander communities to empower and express themselves through the art... Read More →



Sunday January 20, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

8:00pm

Talkies
Talkies is San Francisco’s best unconventional, experimental, and multi-media live comedy event! Comedians, writers, improvisers, and performers work outside of their regular routines to push the boundaries of comedy; slideshows, characters, oddball short films and off-stage antics are all the order of the day.Since its beginnings in the basement of San Francisco’s Lost Weekend Video, this monthly variety show has been an incubator for many unique comedy talents spreading their wings on weird flights of fancy. Past guest performers have included Brent Weinbach, Ron Lynch, Myq Kaplan, Kate Rhoades, Eugene S. Robinson, Sad Vicious, Calvin Johnson, Beth Lisick, and Steve Lambert. The show is a regular feature of SF Sketchfest and almost always sells out.For this special Sketchfest edition, Talkies takes the PianoFight Main Stage! $15, All Ages

Artists
avatar for Aviva Siegel

Aviva Siegel

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

Dauood M. Naimyar

David Naimyar was born Dauood Mohammad Naimyar, but at a very young age he knew the value of assimilating. Because of this, he tried his best to not be different but failed at every encounter. Once he embraced his eccentric point of view he discovered the humor all around him. David’s... Read More →
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DJ REAL

Nick Stargu is a musician, comedian, writer and filmmaker who is best known for his multimedia / musical comedy act, DJ REAL, which has been featured at Comedy Central's Colossal Clusterfest, Outside Lands, San Francisco Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival and more! He most recently... Read More →
avatar for Jamie Loftus

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 →
avatar for Jordan Thewlis

Jordan Thewlis

Jordan Thewlis is a Bay Area writer and comedian who tries his very best to make people laugh. When he's not performing at venues all over the Bay Area, Jordan is a daily contributor to The Onion, and is a part of the sketch team Mr. Chestnut. He currently produces two shows every... Read More →
avatar for Julia Shiplett

Julia Shiplett

Julia Shiplett is a comedian and writer based in Brooklyn, by way of Chicago. Her comedy has evolved into a seamless blend of biting feminism, self-deprecation and personal anecdotes as a biracial Midwesterner. She has performed at comedy festivals around the country including Bridgetown... Read More →
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Land Smith-Abbinante

Land Smith was born in a hole. He eats birds, twigs, and seeds. People are frightened at first because they think he is a talking Easter Island head, but they are quickly put at ease by his brilliant one-liners and on-stage confidence. He has performed at the Punch Line, Berkeley... Read More →
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Scott Vermeire

Scott Vermeire is an Oakland-based writer and performer whose work blurs the boundaries between comedy, improv, and performance art.  Scott is known for his in-character solo performances as well as his ongoing collaborations with Sad Vicious and Wonderment Consortium.  His work... Read More →
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Talkies

Talkies is the Bay Area's best unconventional, experimental, and multi-media live comedy event every second Friday at All Out Comedy Theater in Oakland. At Talkies, comedians, writers, improvisers, and performers work outside of their regular routines to push the boundaries of comedy... Read More →



Sunday January 20, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Tuesday, January 22
 

8:00pm

The Charm Offensive
Check out San Francisco’s newest hit comedy show The Charm Offensive at the world famous Punch Line Comedy Club. Each show features amazing comedians, up-and-comers with national touring headliners (Conan, Fallon, Kimmel.)

Join us for a night of great jokes and magnetic personalities featuring Paco Romane ("Drunk History") and Destiny’s Mom duo Krista Fatka (SF Sketchfest) and David Roth (Outside Lands Comedy). You’ll laugh. You’ll swoon. And when you regain your composure, you’ll swipe right. Hope your legs are looking sexy, cause we’re gonna charm your pants off. $18, ages 18+

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Butch Escobar

Butch Escobar's furious rants have become his trademark at such clubs as the San Jose Improv, Cobb's and the SF and Sacramento Punchline. Butch has toured all over the country with legendary performers including Bobby Lee, Joey Diaz and Last Comic Standing Felipe Esparza. He frequents... Read More →
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David Roth

David is a San Francisco and NYC-based comedian who’s performed stand-up at Outside Lands and has been featured in the SF Weekly. He produces the hit show "The Charm Offensive" at the SF Punch Line and is the co-founder of Destiny's Mom Comedy. David is also a highly awarded advertising... 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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J.A.D.E.

Just Another Disabled Entertainer (or J.A.D.E.) is a cyborg who combines provocative thought with moving furniture. J.A.D.E. was manufactured in the Bay and has performed at many local showcases including “Tourette’s Without Regrets,” and “Man Haters.” She has performed... Read More →
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Julie Ash

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

Soon you'll be able to see me weekly on TBS' "The Dress Up Gang." I've been on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham and Seeso's "The Guest List". I toured the last year and a half with Ali Wong. I was voted Best Up and Coming Comic at the Rooftop Aspen Comedy Festival, selected as a Comic's... Read More →
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Krista Fatka

Krista Fatka recently opened for Tig Notaro who introduced her as a "friend." Her storied career includes hosting game live game shows, performing trapeze in Palestine, and winning comedy competitions all over the Bay Area. Her comedy is sarcastic, sassy, and punchline focused. If... 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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Steve Ausburne

Steve Ausburne’s first attempt at actual stand up comedy ended with him getting a lifetime ban from a church in Grant’s Pass, Oregon. Launched by that successful start, Steve now peddles his comedic wares throughout California’s Bay Area and can be seen wherever find comedy... Read More →



Tuesday January 22, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

Will Durst & Friends: Trump Year Three
As the sacred cows beg for their pomposity to be punctured, America cries out for a man with the aim, strength and style to hit them where it hurts the funniest. Will Durst is that man. Sweeping both sides of the aisle with a mix of incredulity and common sense, Durst transcends party ties, having performed at events honoring former Presidents Bill Clinton and George HW Bush as well as speaking at both a Mayors Convention and Governors Conference. Heʼs as current as todayʼs headlines. Outraged and outrageous. Comedy for people who read or know someone who does.Durstʼs motto is “You Canʼt Make Stuff Up Like This.” This prolific writer has his material regularly delivered at 8 am every morning in the five papers he reads daily. Ulysses Press released Durstʼs first book, “The All American Sport of Bipartisan Bashing,” was based on a critically acclaimed one man Off Broadway show, which had critics climbing over themselves reaching for superlatives.The New York Times: “Durst is at his sly savvy best. Highly recommended.” The New York Post: “Brilliantly crafted. Satire to admire in a smashing bashing!” The Epoch Times: “A political, comic and performance tour-de-force, Durst attacks both the left and the right with equal enthusiasm. Hits the bulls eye every time.“ Fox News: “A great political satirist.” “The New Yorker: “Heʼs perfected a verbal jitterbug of comedy.”Busier than a blind squirrel neck deep in an almond sorting warehouse Durst writes a nationally syndicated weekly column, daily website jokes, voices radio commentaries yet manages to find time to perform 100s of shows a year at theaters, clubs, corporate events and benefits all over the country. A regular guest on NPR, MSNBC and Fox News, heʼs received 5 Emmy nominations and 7 consecutive nominations for the American Comedy Awards Stand Up of the Year. His 800+ global television appearances include HBO, The Today Show, Letterman, CNNʼs Inside Politics, Good Morning America, Showtime, Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, CBS Morning News, the BBC, CBC, Greek, Scottish, French and Australian TV. And radio, donʼt get me started. Lots. He even spent a year co-hosting a San Francisco morning radio show with former Mayor Willie Brown.The first comic invited to perform at Harvardʼs Kennedy School of Government, Durst has told jokes in 14 countries and blogged the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Course the past 4 years. Hobbies include the never-ending search for the perfect cheeseburger while his heroes remain the same from when he was twelve: Thomas Jefferson and Bugs Bunny.Durstʼs performances are made possible by the First Amendment to the US Constitution. Co-presented by SF Comedy Day  $30/$20, ages 18+

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Eddie Pepitone

Eddie Pepitone is a badass that works on television regularly. Eddie is Jackie Gleason crossed with the Dali Lama crossed with Don Rickles crossed with your mother.Eddie came to Los Angeles working alongside Will Ferrell and Vince Vaughn in "Old School." While those gentelmen have... Read More →
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Francesca Fiorentini

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

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

The New York Times has called Will Durst, "quite possibly the best political comedian working in the country today." He writes a nationally syndicated humor column and is a frequent contributor on CNN, MSNBC & Fox News. Although receiving 5 Emmy nominations and 7 consecutive nominations... Read More →



Tuesday January 22, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
 
Wednesday, January 23
 

7:00pm

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

Comedy Baseball is a competitive joke telling show where two teams of comedians compete on a digital baseball field. Featuring retro graphics, our custom baseball game is a throwback to old nintendo baseball games with twist- its controlled by telling jokes. $15, All Ages

Artists
avatar for Alexandria Love

Alexandria Love

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

Alyssa Westerlund's sweet, innocent looks belie her wicked sense of humor and spot on delivery. She inspires women and melts men: like toy soldiers in the microwave. Alyssa's comedy will rip your guts out, tear your heart to pieces, grab you by the genitalia and not let go until you're... Read More →
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Andrew Holmgren

Andrew Holmgren embodies a rare combination of humility and good looks rarely seen before on this planet. The stoner-savant performs with a certain reverence for irreverence and his succinct, clever sense of humor has caused people to call him a smart-ass more times than he cares... Read More →
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Clay Newman

This stony, joke slinging rabble rouser has been delighting audiences across the west coast for over five years with his tales of life, love, and all that other crap that fills our days. His comedy career began as just another way for the long time theater nerd to get his stage fix... Read More →
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David Roth

David is a San Francisco and NYC-based comedian who’s performed stand-up at Outside Lands and has been featured in the SF Weekly. He produces the hit show "The Charm Offensive" at the SF Punch Line and is the co-founder of Destiny's Mom Comedy. David is also a highly awarded advertising... Read More →
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Geneva Rust-Orta

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

Hayden Greif-Neill is the only person from Oakland, CA. He tells quirky jokes about animals and how joining ISIS is a good second date. Hayden has performed at SF Sketchfest, the Cape Fear Comedy Festival and the Cream City Comedy Festival. He also produces Critical Hit, a weekly... Read More →
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Krista Fatka

Krista Fatka recently opened for Tig Notaro who introduced her as a "friend." Her storied career includes hosting game live game shows, performing trapeze in Palestine, and winning comedy competitions all over the Bay Area. Her comedy is sarcastic, sassy, and punchline focused. If... Read More →
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Micheal Foulk

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

Vegans. The South. His own ineptitude. Paul Conyers spares no one with his confident, high-energy style of comedy. This former college basketball bench warmer isn't afraid to commit a few dirty fouls to make you laugh.
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Steve Ausburne

Steve Ausburne’s first attempt at actual stand up comedy ended with him getting a lifetime ban from a church in Grant’s Pass, Oregon. Launched by that successful start, Steve now peddles his comedic wares throughout California’s Bay Area and can be seen wherever find comedy... Read More →



Wednesday January 23, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St., San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm

Best of Edinburgh International Spotlight: Gina Yashere
Gina Yashere is an internationally acclaimed comedian who can currently be seen as part of Season 2 of Netflix’s half-hour comedy series, “The Standups.” She is the British Correspondent for Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” and has appeared on “Def Comedy Jam,” “Live at the Apollo,” TruTV’s “Comedy Knockout,” Comedy Central’s “@midnight” and NBC’s “The Tonight Show.” She is also one of the writers for the new Chuck Lorre pilot “Bob ❤ Abishola” starring Billy Gardell for CBS.  $35/$25, Ages 18+

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Gina Yashere

Gina Yashere is an internationally acclaimed comedian who can currently be seen as part of Season 2 of Netflix’s half-hour comedy series, “The Standups.” She is the British Correspondent for Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” and has appeared on “Def... Read More →
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Karinda Dobbins

Karinda Dobbins is a Detroit-raised, San Francisco-based stand-up comic and actor. Bitch Magazine said Karinda is one of "Six Hilarious Female Comedians You Don't Know Yet - But Should". She has opened for Dave Chappelle, Trevor Noah, Michelle Wolf and toured with W. Kamau Bell. She... Read More →



Wednesday January 23, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

8:00pm

Best of Sacramento: Ngaio Bealum, Keith Lowell Jensen & Kiry Shabazz, Hosted by Amy Estes
Join four of the finest comics hailing from Sacramento -- Ngaio Bealum, Keith Lowell Jensen, Kiry Shabazz and host Amy Estes -- for a night of stand-up straight from the capital. $20, ages 18+

Due to a change in his schedule, JR DeGuzman is no longer appearing. Keith Lowell Jensen has been added.

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Amy Estes

Amy Estes started doing comedy around the kitchen table with her very funny family, but didn't take to the stage doing comedy until she was 34. Based in Northern California, Amy has performed at clubs like Sacramento's Laugh's Unlimited, the Punch Line San Francisco and Sacramento... Read More →
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Keith Lowell Jensen

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

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

Ngaio Bealum is hella funny. This California native has traveled the world, bringing hilarity and good vibes everywhere he goes. His wickedly funny stories and quick sharp wit have earned him a five star rating on Ticketmaster and he is currently the cannabis expert on the new Netflix... Read More →



Wednesday January 23, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

The Everything Report
Absurd, bite-sized web-series The Everything Report (@TheEverythingReport on Instagram) features “Newscasters” Alex Koll & Becky Garcia swapping quick jokes about current events, Kevin Camia sharing his perspective like a clinically-depressed Andy Rooney, and Sean Keane covering everything sports with an often misplaced enthusiasm. It’s fake news…REAL fake news. Their companion live show includes standup, video, music and all the bad puns you know you love. $18, All Ages

Artists
avatar for Alex Koll

Alex Koll

Alex Koll’s grounded absurdism has appeared on TBS, Comedy Central and stages all over the country. He has written for "Impractical Jokers" and "Billy On The Street," and produced video and animation for IFC, Super Deluxe (RIP) & Audible. His album “Wizard Hello” is currently... Read More →
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Becky Garcia

Becky Garcia is a comedian whose written comedic contribution platforms include: Adult Swim, Mashable, Nat Geo, and Nerdist’s DIY Dammit. A Second City Conservatory alumni and Chicago Comedy Award winner, she has performed stand-up in such festivals as: SXSW, Just for Laughs, Latino... Read More →
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Ben Kolina

Ben Kolina had his first experience getting laughs from strangers at the expense of visiting outfielders in the Right Field Bleachers of the Oakland A's games. Currently Ben spent 5 years as co-producer of a popular weekly comedy showcase at the Night Light in Oakland. As a Stand... Read More →
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Emily Catalano

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

Kendra McKinley is a San Francisco Bay Area singer, songwriter and bandleader whose songs burst with color, wonder, sensuality and wit. Finger painting with the sounds of chamber pop, jazz, soul and psychedelia, McKinley draws from a deep well of empathy. Whether she’s performing... Read More →
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Kevin Camia

Soon you'll be able to see me weekly on TBS' "The Dress Up Gang." I've been on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham and Seeso's "The Guest List". I toured the last year and a half with Ali Wong. I was voted Best Up and Coming Comic at the Rooftop Aspen Comedy Festival, selected as a Comic's... Read More →
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Sean Keane

Sean Keane has written for "Another Period," "Billy On The Street," and Audible, and produced an episode of "The Comedy Show Show" for Seeso. He’s performed in festivals like Bridgetown, RIOT LA, and SF Sketchfest, and his writing has appeared in ESPN the Magazine, McSweeney’s... Read More →
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The Everything Report

Absurd, bite-sized web-series The Everything Report (@TheEverythingReport on Instagram) features “Newscasters” Alex Koll & Becky Garcia swapping quick jokes about current events, Kevin Camia sharing his perspective like a clinically-depressed Andy Rooney, and Sean Keane covering... Read More →



Wednesday January 23, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm

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

Stop us if you've heard this one before - four comics hit our stage and do their best sets, then they go to an undisclosed location to get WAY too high, only to come back in and attempt to do another set completely baked. The Gateway Show has been around for four years now, originating in Seattle, Washington. After that, the show expanded monthly to Bellingham, Portland, Eugene, and Tacoma. This year we've become monthly in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Ventura. In October of 2018, the show is partnering with Paquin Entertainment Group and MRG Concerts in Canada to tour several 400+ seat theaters in every major city in Canada. The show has been featured in Leafly, Dope, Northwest Leaf, and California Weed Blog. Several of our show videos have gone viral with over 10 million combined views. With full recreational legalization hitting California in 2018, we are fully partnered with AbsoluteXtracts and we are primed to expand to more cities in California before the end of the year. $15, 21+

This show is taking place at Sparc SF's Mission St store. Sparc is the Official Cannabis Sponsor of SF Sketchfest 2019. Please note, this is a "green show" at a dispensary—there will be smoking on site. This is a partially seated show—arrive early for a seat.

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avatar for Abhay

Abhay

Abhay is a comedian/writer/producer that moved from South-India to South Central Los Angeles for grad school. Dodging bullets en-route to grad school armed him with plenty of stories and stand up was his only catharsis for combating culture shock. His act is an eclectic mix of his... Read More →
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Billy Anderson

Born in Texas and raised in Augusta, Georgia – Billy Anderson is stand-up comedian currently living in Los Angeles. Billy has written for Cracked.Com, performed in SF Sketchfest, was a finalist in the 2016 Seattle International Comedy Competition and as of 2013 he has performed... Read More →
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Chad Opitz

Chad began doing stand up in the Santa Cruz area at various bars and mics before moving to SF a couple years ago and also performing at various bars and mics, just much more frequently. He performs at bars and mics as well as comedy clubs, bowling alleys, wineries and wherever else... Read More →
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Nick Kocher

Nick Kocher is a standup and comedy writer. He has written for "Saturday Night Live" and "It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia." He has acted in "How I Met Your Mother," "Another Period," and the unfortunately titled film “Balls Out”. He occasionally writes comic books for Marvel... Read More →
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Samantha Gilweit

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



Wednesday January 23, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Sparc SF 1256 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
 
Thursday, January 24
 

8:00pm

SF Sketchfest Threesome: Alex Koll, Amy Miller & Clare O'Kane
It's a night of stand-up from Fest favorites Alex Koll, Amy Miller and Clare O'Kane, hosted by Joey Avery!

$20, ages 18+

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Alex Koll

Alex Koll’s grounded absurdism has appeared on TBS, Comedy Central and stages all over the country. He has written for "Impractical Jokers" and "Billy On The Street," and produced video and animation for IFC, Super Deluxe (RIP) & Audible. His album “Wizard Hello” is currently... Read More →
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Amy Miller

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

Clare O’Kane is an actor, comedian and writer from San Jose, California. She has performed in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, Outside Lands and other festivals around the country. She has been described as “sarcastic” and “half-Asian... Read More →
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Joey Avery

After starting his career in Cape Town, South Africa Joey Avery received the Jimmy Gunn award for Best Newcomer to the Bay Area comedy scene and was recently listed in SF Chronicle as one of the Bay Area Comic's to catch. He has appeared on Fox and AJ+ and currently produces content... Read More →



Thursday January 24, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
 
Friday, January 25
 

7:30pm

Sasheer Zamata Party Time!
Sasheer Zamata ("SNL," "This American Life") likes to party, spend time with friends and do shows. Watch her do all three of those things at the same time! There will be laughter, merriment, and probably a lot of booze. $35/$25, ages 18+

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DJ Donwill

Donwill is a Brooklyn based rapper who has parlayed his passion for music and writing into a wide array of opportunities. As a member of the rap group Tanya Morgan he has garnered critical acclaim with a string of impressive releases. As a solo act he has produced music for "Last... Read More →
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Jacqueline Novak

In 2016, Jacqueline made her network debut on "The Late Late Show with James Corden," shot "The Half Hour" special for Comedy Central, and released her first book "HOW TO WEEP IN PUBLIC: Feeble Offerings on Depression from One Who Knows." Jacqueline was named a 2015 Comedy Central... Read More →
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Kenny DeForest

Kenny DeForest is a stand-up comic, comedy writer, and actor best known for his appearance on "Late Night with Seth Meyers," HBO’s "Crashing," TruTV’s “Friends of the People”, and as a former producer and co-host of “Comedy at the Knitting Factory”, widely considered to... Read More →
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LEX the Lexicon Artist

LEX the Lexicon Artist is the rap project of Taipei-raised, Oakland-based entertainer Alex Sun Liu. A weird Asian nerd-turned-marketer-turned-rapper, LEX enjoys running and jumping around maniacally on stage while surgically administering rapid-fire rhymes about specs, sales, psychology... Read More →
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Sasheer Zamata

Sasheer Zamata is a comedian, actress, writer and 4 season cast member on "Saturday Night Live." She just released her first one hour special, “Pizza Mind” to rave reviews. She received improv and sketch training from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, and performs stand up... Read More →



Friday January 25, 2019 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

8:00pm

G.O.A.T.$
G.O.A.T.$ is the freshest comedy showcase at one of SF’s most awarded and legendary live show venues Cafe du Nord. Cafe du Nord has got the receipts for hosting mind-blowing shows in a gorgeous, award-winning Mad Men-esque setting. We call the show G.O.A.T.$ because we’re serving comics who are some of the greatest of all time, giving them extra time to shine. Hand-picked by hosts Feel Woods, Nicole Calasich and Joseph Nguyen (all featured in Comedy Central’s ClusterFest showcase, formerly Comics to Watch), we know a thing or two about booking the cream. Comedians on this selective showcase have been featured on "Conan," "Last Comic Standing," Comedy Central, NBC, Viceland, MTV and more. $20, ages 21+

Due to a change in her schedule, Nicole Calasich is no longer appearing. Brooke Heinichen has been added.

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Brooke Heinichen

Brooke is a San Francisco-based up-and-coming stand-up comic who talks too fast and smiles too much. She performs nightly at clubs, bars, theaters, and wineries all over the Bay, and produces Bay Area showcases Resistance is Fertile, Brave New Jokes, Jokelandish, and regular fundraiser... Read More →
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Eman El-Husseini

A Canadian, a Palestinian, a Muslim, and a lesbian walk into a bar … ladies and gentlemen, it’s just Eman El-Husseini. Yes, she’s all those catastrophic identities rolled into one — her life is a current event. From the Muslim ban to Palestinian rights and marriage equality... Read More →
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Feel Woods

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

Jess Salomon is a Canadian comedian now based in New York. She’s was a 2017 StandUp NBC Finalist and had her stand up featured on SiriusXM’s “Raw Dog”. She’s done lots of cool festivals including Just for Laughs, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, the Laughing Skull Festival... Read More →
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Joe Kwaczala

Joe Kwaczala is a stand-up from Pittsburgh, who started doing comedy in Chicago and now lives in Los Angeles. He has performed at festivals like Colossal Clusterfest, San Francisco Sketchfest, and the Chicago Comedy Exposition, and in 2017, he was chosen to be one of Comedy Central's... Read More →
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Joseph Nguyen

Subtle but sharp, laid-back yet engaging, Joseph Nguyen is the smart slacker beloved by audiences for his easygoing delivery and good writing. At home in all venues from clubs to cafes, Joseph is a regular at the Punch Line and other Bay Area clubs as well as a member of local group... Read More →
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The El-Salomons

Eman El-Husseini: In her decade-long comedy career, Eman has headlined across Canada, opened for Patton Oswalt, and recorded her first comedy album, “Unveiled,” which can be heard regularly on SiriusXM Radio. She has appeared numerous times at Just for Laughs and has a comedy... Read More →



Friday January 25, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Cafe du Nord 2174 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94114

8:00pm

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Dwayne Kennedy & Nore Davis
The SF Sketchfest Dozen: The Next Wave of Stand-Up Comedy Stars

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

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avatar for Dwayne Kennedy

Dwayne Kennedy

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

Originally from the Midwest, Emily loves pools and telling inappropriate stories at BBQs. Emily has performed stand-up and sketch comedy in SF Sketchfest, she was the winner of the Walk the Plank Comedy Competition and her comedy dating show Flirting with Laughter won "Best Tinder... Read More →
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Nore Davis

Nore Davis is a New York-based comedian who delivers an energetic performance filled with witty quips and sharp punch lines, combined with an amazing stage presence. He has appeared on Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer, HBO’s Last Week Tonight, MTV’s Nikki & Sara Live... Read More →



Friday January 25, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

9:00pm

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

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

Alamo Drafthouse - No Latecomers Policy
Alamo Drafthouse has a no latecomers policy. If you arrive after the show has started, venue staff reserves the right to prevent late admittance to ensure an optimal show experience for the rest of the audience.
https://drafthouse.com/theater/new-mission/admission

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Arjun Banerjee

Arjun Banerjee was born and raised in the Bay Area and has been doing stand up there since he graduated High School. His comedy has been described as "great and definitely funny enough" by his therapist. He has performed at SF Sketchfest and the Desi Comedy Fest.
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Arthur Gaus

Arthur Gaus is a standup comic based out of San Francisco. He started at a young age in his hometown and was raised as a comic by the great heroes of San Francisco comedy. He tells locally sourced, small-batch, fair-trade certified jokes about both the light stuff (Walgreens is wacky... Read More →
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Blair Socci

Blair Socci is a Los Angeles-based comedian who recently moved back to her native state after 5.5 years in New York City. Her stand-up has been featured on "Last Call with Carson Daly" (2017), "Kevin Hart’s Lol Network" (2017), and Fuse TV’s “Uproarious” (2016). This past... Read More →
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Chris Gordon

When Chris Gordon isn’t telling jokes to people for money, he has a steady schedule of making out with babes and driving sports cars fast. He has made an impact: from his break out performances at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and Andy Kindler's Alternative Show in Vancouver... Read More →
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Dalia Malek

Dalia started comedy in London, UK, where she first started honing her silly, playful, and sometimes dark material in major theaters and clubs all over the country. Her warm and conspiratorial stage presence and punchy writing helped her progress quickly. Her comedy was broadcast... Read More →
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Eddie Della Siepe

Eddie Della Siepe is a stand up comedian & podcaster based out of Los Angeles, California.Eddie has made appearances at the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival both in Montreal and Toronto in 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015 & 2017. He has appeared at Sketch Fest in San Francisco in... Read More →
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Merrill Davis

Merrill Davis comedy brings a sense of wisdom, sideways perspective, and self-effacing dark charm to the stage.Credits include: Comedy Central’s "Another Period," Hulu’s "Coming to the Stage," "Punching Henry" at SXSW Fest and on Showtime, and the soon to be released film “Brand... Read More →
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Nick Kocher

Nick Kocher is a standup and comedy writer. He has written for "Saturday Night Live" and "It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia." He has acted in "How I Met Your Mother," "Another Period," and the unfortunately titled film “Balls Out”. He occasionally writes comic books for Marvel... Read More →
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Rosebud Baker

Rosebud Baker is a standup comedian, actress, and writer who was recently selected to be a New Face at the prestigious Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival 2018. Rosebud was the winner of the New York Comedy Competition at New York Comedy Club in 2016, and a finalist in New York’s... Read More →



Friday January 25, 2019 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Alamo Drafthouse at the New Mission 2550 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:00pm

Brew HaHa: The Comedy Drinking Game Show
One part comedy show, two parts drinking game, Brew Haha is a hilarious interactive mix of standup comedy and your favorite pre-party ritual. At the beginning of every show, the hosts introduce the crowd to a set of rules created specifically for that show. When comics, unbeknownst to them, break a rule, the audience drinks. A giant light-up “drink” sign will help you play along. A second game, specifically for the performers, ensures that as the audience gets toastier, so do the comedians. Come experience the show that a super famous comedian once called "the worst idea for a show ever." This is a partially seated show—arrive early for a seat. $25, 21+

Artists
avatar for Amy Miller

Amy Miller

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

Brad Silnutzer is a stand up, writer, producer, and host based in Los Angeles. He created, produces, and hosts Brew HaHa: The Comedy Show Drinking game. The live show has been featured at Riot Fest LA, Bridgetown Comedy Fest, and Jashfest – The project is currently in development... Read More →
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Chris Garcia

Chris Garcia is a comedian, television writer, and podcaster from Los Angeles.You may have seen him tell his jokes on his very own half hour special on Comedy Central,  "This Is Not Happening," "Adam Devine’s House Party," and "@Midnight." Chris was named a New Face at the 2016... Read More →
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Clare O'Kane

Clare O’Kane is an actor, comedian and writer from San Jose, California. She has performed in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, Outside Lands and other festivals around the country. She has been described as “sarcastic” and “half-Asian... Read More →
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Jesus Trejo

Born and raised in Long Beach, CA, Jesus Trejo was named one of Variety’s Top 10 Comics To Watch 2017. A regular at the Comedy Store in Los Angeles, Trejo often appears on Comedy Central’s "Roast Battle," and can be seen on "Alone Together" (Freeform), "Teachers" (TV Land), "Adam... Read More →
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Jimmy "The Bartender" Ambrose

Jimmy Ambrose a.k.a. Jimmy The Bartender isn't a real Bartender but he provides the heavy lifting for the Brew Crew whenever they're home in the backyard.  He also has appeared in Amazon's "Transparent" and Marvel's "Agent Carter" on ABC.
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Marissa Gallant

Marissa Gallant is a comedy and content producer in Los Angeles. When she isn't producing youtube videos involving babies, hamsters, F1 cars, or giant orbs, she's running Brew Haha in her backyard in Silverlake.



Friday January 25, 2019 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94114

10:00pm

Natasha Leggero & Moshe Kasher: The Endless Honeymoon
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," MTV & more… Currently the Co-host of "The Champs" podcast and the author of the acclaimed memoir "Kasher In The Rye" on Grand Central Publishing. Selected as one of Variety Magazine’s “Ten Comics to Watch”, LA Times’ “Faces to Watch”, and iTunes’ “Comic of the Year”.

Things people have said:
“Everything you want in a comedian” – East Bay Express
“Displays a fiery frustration and agile, confident showcase of his neuroses” – SF Examiner
“Smart, dirty, sharp, self-deprecating and ultimately hilarious” – Denver Post
“[With] a powerful comedic voice and amazingly wide range…(He is) one of the most important comics to watch out for.”– Punchline Magazine
“Hunk” – East Bay Express.

People really seem to like him.
Please, go to Netflix and watch his comedy special "Moshe Kasher Live In Oakland." Please, read his book. Please, think of the children.

Natasha Leggero is an actress, writer and accomplished stand-up who stars in the Emmy nominated series "Burning Love." She was on "The Comedy Central Roasts" of James Franco and Justin Bieber and can be seen regularly on "The Tonight Show," "Chelsea Lately" and "@midnight" and wrote and is starring in the hit Comedy Central series set in 1902, "Another Period."

She has appeared on TV ("Community," "It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia," "Arrested Development," "Reno 911!") and in movies ("He’s Just Not That Into You," "Let's Be Cops," "Neighbors") and her voice can be heard on "Ugly Americans," "Brickleberry," "The Life and Times of Tim," "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" and "China, IL" on Adult Swim. You can also see her on "Marry Me," "Suburgatory," "Key and Peele," "Comedy Bang Bang" and "Drunk History" on Comedy Central. $35/$25, All Ages

Artists
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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 Leggero

Natasha Leggero is an accomplished actress, writer, and stand-up comedian whose garnered attention across film, television and the web. Leggero created, wrote, produced and starred in the Comedy Central sitcom, "Another Period," after stealing the public eye with her appearances on... Read More →



Friday January 25, 2019 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

10:15pm

Lady to Lady and Ladyfriends
Barbara Gray, Brandie Posey, and Tess Barker , the trio behind the hit podcast "Lady to Lady," host a night of stand-up from an amazing array of incredible lady-friends at the Brava Cabaret! $15, All Ages

Artists
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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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Carly Ballerini

Carly Ballerini is a Chicago comic, contributing writer for Cards Against Humanity, and frequent guest on "The Jam TV Show." She tours all the time and plays at clubs like Comedy on State and Comedy Corner Underground. She's done a lot of festivals including WICF, 10,000 Laughs, Let's... Read More →
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Grace Thomas

Grace Thomas is a comedian and writer (ClickHole, The Onion) based in Chicago. Her comedy is queer, sincere and a little weird. Look for her first stand up album coming out sometime in 2019.
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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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Sureni Weerasekera

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

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

Whit’s debut album, “The Bakery Case” will be released by StandUp! Records in Spring 2019! She’s been featured by MoveOn.Org, is a frequent contributor to The Paper Machete at Chicago's Green Mill, OUT Chicago on WCPT, and the co-headliner of Is This Us? Are We Here? Comedy... Read More →



Friday January 25, 2019 10:15pm - 11:45pm
Brava Cabaret 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:15pm

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Dwayne Kennedy & Nore Davis
The SF Sketchfest Dozen: The Next Wave of Stand-Up Comedy Stars

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

Artists
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Dwayne Kennedy

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

Originally from the Midwest, Emily loves pools and telling inappropriate stories at BBQs. Emily has performed stand-up and sketch comedy in SF Sketchfest, she was the winner of the Walk the Plank Comedy Competition and her comedy dating show Flirting with Laughter won "Best Tinder... Read More →
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Nore Davis

Nore Davis is a New York-based comedian who delivers an energetic performance filled with witty quips and sharp punch lines, combined with an amazing stage presence. He has appeared on Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer, HBO’s Last Week Tonight, MTV’s Nikki & Sara Live... Read More →



Friday January 25, 2019 10:15pm - 11:45pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

10:30pm

Donde Esta Mi COMEDY?
Donde Esta Mi Comedy is a stand-up show featuring comedy by Latinos from all over the Bay Area! Donde Esta Mi Comedy had its first show in the Castro to a packed crowd and has wowed audiences ever since! Always hosted by Baruch Porras Hernandez who founded and organizes the literary shows of Donde Esta Mi Gente?, Donde Esta Mi Comedy is a project created to shine the spotlight on the Bay Area's most hilarious Latinos! Past features include Eloisa Bravo, Nicole Calasich, Molly Sanchez, Jennifer Dronsky, Jesus U Betta Werk! and many more! The shows are always high energy, full of amor, and usually center queers and women, with the occasional straight guy, cause why not? The shows are in English but have a little bit of flavor or one or two Spanish words here and there. Every show has a different line up and has found the funny in immigration, Latino Moms, coming out queer in the Latino community, cooking, the stereotypes put on latinos, and Despacito. Come get hit with some jokes and explode like a pinata, but not actually. At the shows we make you laught and Baruch usually passes out Donuts he bought at a panaderia! $20, ages 21+

Due to a change in her schedule, Nicole Calasich is no longer appearing.

Artists
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Baruch Porras Hernandez

Baruch Porras Hernandez is a writer and stand up comedian named a Bay Area Writer to Watch in 2016 by 7×7 Magazine. He is the founder and host of ¿Donde Esta Mi Gente? Latinx Performance Series, a regular KQED Arts host, and the Voice of Shipwreck SF Erotic Fan Fiction Competition... Read More →
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Dro Knows

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

Eloisa Bravo is an enigmatic and highly personal comedienne. She started her comedy career soon after she discovered she couldn’t have children and a subsequent divorce. She holds nothing back and derives her material from real life, exploding with energy on stage. You’ll notice... Read More →
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Jennifer Dronsky

Recently awarded a Certificate of Excellence (it came with the frame), Jennifer Dronsky has been collecting prestigious comedy awards such as “Winner of the first Alameda Comedy Competition” and three-time “Dirty Haiku Battle Champion” at popular Oakland variety show "Tourettes... Read More →
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Jesus U Bettawork

Get ready for the 100% real-fruit comedy of Jesús U. BettaWork! Jesús has performed at San Francisco's Punchline, The Redwood Comedy Festival in Humboldt County, Tourettes Without Regrets in Oakland, and numerous bars and cafes where he ends up being the special of the day (you'll... Read More →
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Marga Gomez

GLAAD Award-winning comedian, writer and actor seen on Netflix "Sense8," HBO's "Comic Relief" and LOGO's "One Night Stand Up"
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Molly Sanchez

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

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



Friday January 25, 2019 10:30pm - Saturday January 26, 2019 12:00am
Cafe du Nord 2174 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94114
 
Saturday, January 26
 

1:00pm

SF Sketchfest Presents: Michael Ian Black + Andy Kindler in Sansar VR
It's gonna be weird, but it's gonna be great. Join Sketchfest headliners Michael Ian Black and Andy Kindler as they play their first-ever VIRTUAL comedy club (with support from Emily Catalano), only in Sansar - everything you could expect out of a real-life club, just available on a PC. Like we said! Weird! But also great! Grab your tickets now and meet them there on Saturday, Jan 26, at 1 PM PST.

Note: This show will only appear in the VR platform Sansar and requires a PC and recommended VR equipment. See ticketing page for more details.

Artists
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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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Emily Catalano

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



Saturday January 26, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm

7:00pm

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Jacqueline Novak & Jo Firestone
The SF Sketchfest Dozen: The Next Wave of Stand-Up Comedy Stars

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

Artists
avatar for Jacqueline Novak

Jacqueline Novak

In 2016, Jacqueline made her network debut on "The Late Late Show with James Corden," shot "The Half Hour" special for Comedy Central, and released her first book "HOW TO WEEP IN PUBLIC: Feeble Offerings on Depression from One Who Knows." Jacqueline was named a 2015 Comedy Central... Read More →
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Jo Firestone

Jo Firestone is a New York-based comedian, actress, and writer. She has been hailed as one of the most unique voices in American comedy, hosting over 40 different formats of live performances including her popular "Punderdome 3000," NYC’s "Inner Beauty Pageant," and her touring... Read More →
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Torio Van Grol

Torio Van Grol was first discovered by a gentleman naturalist in 1676, causing an uproar among the clergy, who claimed that he was placed on Earth by God as a test of faith. After much careful study, Torio has been widely accepted as real, though some controversy lingers. Many people... Read More →



Saturday January 26, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

Alex Edelman: Just For Us (SOLD OUT)
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Alex Edelman returns to SF Sketchfest with Just For Us. It’s about sign-language gorillas, Nazis and tribalism, and was the best reviewed show at any major comedy festival this year. Come.

In the last year alone, Edelman has performed on Conan, supported Beck and Ricky Gervais, and saw his special, ‘Live at the BBC’ released on Netflix UK. A Boston-native, NYC-dweller, this millennial poster-boy is wise beyond his years, remarkably self-assured, and at the top of his game. 

He’s still Jewish. Hope that’s OK.BEST REVIEWED SHOW - EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL 2018
HERALD ANGEL AWARD 2018 - WINNER
BEST SHOW AWARD - MELBOURNE COMEDY FESTIVAL 2018 - NOMINEE
BEST SHOW AWARD - EDINBURGH COMEDY FESTIVAL 2018 - NOMINEE

‘Every story is a precision-engineered Rolls Royce of a routine, perfectly timed and constructed.’ Chortle

‘Boasting technical flair and a precocious authority, Edelman’s comedy manages to capture the voice of Generation Y.’ The Guardian

With an opening set by Keith Lowell Jensen. $22, All Ages

Artists
avatar for Alex Edelman

Alex Edelman

Bostonian comedian. Jew. Sweetheart.Alex Edelman’s first show, "Millennial" – about very traumatic stock photos and young people – won the Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer, the first show by an American to do so since 1997. The follow-up, Everything Handed to You... Read More →
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Keith Lowell Jensen

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



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

9:00pm

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

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

Alamo Drafthouse - No Latecomers Policy
Alamo Drafthouse has a no latecomers policy. If you arrive after the show has started, venue staff reserves the right to prevent late admittance to ensure an optimal show experience for the rest of the audience.
https://drafthouse.com/theater/new-mission/admission

Artists
avatar for Barbara Gray

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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Butch Escobar

Butch Escobar's furious rants have become his trademark at such clubs as the San Jose Improv, Cobb's and the SF and Sacramento Punchline. Butch has toured all over the country with legendary performers including Bobby Lee, Joey Diaz and Last Comic Standing Felipe Esparza. He frequents... Read More →
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Carly Ballerini

Carly Ballerini is a Chicago comic, contributing writer for Cards Against Humanity, and frequent guest on "The Jam TV Show." She tours all the time and plays at clubs like Comedy on State and Comedy Corner Underground. She's done a lot of festivals including WICF, 10,000 Laughs, Let's... Read More →
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Chris Turner

“A virtuoso...a hip-hop machine" -The Guardian Chris Turner’s quotable gags and rapid freestyle raps have seen him rack up over 6 million views on YouTube; headline for 1 million Dutch comedy fans on RTL4's flagship stand up show, The Comedy Factory; appear live on BBC Radio... Read More →
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Eman El-Husseini

A Canadian, a Palestinian, a Muslim, and a lesbian walk into a bar … ladies and gentlemen, it’s just Eman El-Husseini. Yes, she’s all those catastrophic identities rolled into one — her life is a current event. From the Muslim ban to Palestinian rights and marriage equality... Read More →
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Florentina Tanase

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

Grace Thomas

Grace Thomas is a comedian and writer (ClickHole, The Onion) based in Chicago. Her comedy is queer, sincere and a little weird. Look for her first stand up album coming out sometime in 2019.
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Jess Salomon

Jess Salomon is a Canadian comedian now based in New York. She’s was a 2017 StandUp NBC Finalist and had her stand up featured on SiriusXM’s “Raw Dog”. She’s done lots of cool festivals including Just for Laughs, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, the Laughing Skull Festival... Read More →
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Lydia Popovich

Lydia Popovich hails from San Francisco, CA. Her anecdotal humor and vivid storytelling make her a unique voice in a sea of dick jokes. On stage, she is a force to be reckoned with bringing energy and unparalleled confidence to each performance. She's a featured performer at Punch... Read More →



Saturday January 26, 2019 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Alamo Drafthouse at the New Mission 2550 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

9:15pm

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Jacqueline Novak & Jo Firestone
The SF Sketchfest Dozen: The Next Wave of Stand-Up Comedy Stars

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

Artists
avatar for Jacqueline Novak

Jacqueline Novak

In 2016, Jacqueline made her network debut on "The Late Late Show with James Corden," shot "The Half Hour" special for Comedy Central, and released her first book "HOW TO WEEP IN PUBLIC: Feeble Offerings on Depression from One Who Knows." Jacqueline was named a 2015 Comedy Central... Read More →
avatar for Jo Firestone

Jo Firestone

Jo Firestone is a New York-based comedian, actress, and writer. She has been hailed as one of the most unique voices in American comedy, hosting over 40 different formats of live performances including her popular "Punderdome 3000," NYC’s "Inner Beauty Pageant," and her touring... Read More →
avatar for Torio Van Grol

Torio Van Grol

Torio Van Grol was first discovered by a gentleman naturalist in 1676, causing an uproar among the clergy, who claimed that he was placed on Earth by God as a test of faith. After much careful study, Torio has been widely accepted as real, though some controversy lingers. Many people... Read More →



Saturday January 26, 2019 9:15pm - 10:45pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

10:00pm

Late Late Breakfast
Late Late Breakfast is a fast-paced, energetic stand-up comedy show hosted by Tyler Jackson & Danny Maupin. Each show features top comedians delivering their polished material while going up against a bevy of unique games and challenges designed to keep both them and the audience on their toes, providing an experience that canʼt be missed. Pie fights, laser tag, polygraph tests- you never know! Expect anything and everything out of the ordinary, all of it held together by solid, hilarious standup comedy.Late Late Breakfast is produced by Liz Maupin and runs monthly at The Hideout in Chicago, Silverlake Lounge in Los Angeles, and The Creek & The Cave in New York City.Our show has been featured on New York Comedy Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, TruTV's High Plains Comedy Festival, The Onion Comedy Festival, and many more! $22, All Ages

Due to a change in her schedule, Nicole Calasich is no longer appearing.

Artists
avatar for Amy Miller

Amy Miller

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

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 →
avatar for Brad Silnutzer

Brad Silnutzer

Brad Silnutzer is a stand up, writer, producer, and host based in Los Angeles. He created, produces, and hosts Brew HaHa: The Comedy Show Drinking game. The live show has been featured at Riot Fest LA, Bridgetown Comedy Fest, and Jashfest – The project is currently in development... Read More →
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Butt

After meeting on the stand up scene in Chicago, Joe McAdam and Chris Stephens' friendship gave way to a cold, calculated working relationship as they began collaborating frequently on shows at iO and Second City. Since moving to Los Angeles they've written and acted on projects with... Read More →
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Danny Maupin

Danny Maupin blends unapologetic self-awareness with sharp-witted storytelling and his unique and spontaneous shows have been featured at New York Comedy Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, TruTV's High Plains Comedy Festival, The Chicago Comedy Exposition, among others. Based out... Read More →
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Emily Catalano

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

Irene Tu is a Chicago-born, San Francisco-based stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. In 2017, the San Francisco Chronicle singled her out as an “artist on the brink of fame,” on the heels of being named one of the “Bay Area’s 11 Best Stand Up Comedians” (SFist) and one... Read More →
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Joe Kwaczala

Joe Kwaczala is a stand-up from Pittsburgh, who started doing comedy in Chicago and now lives in Los Angeles. He has performed at festivals like Colossal Clusterfest, San Francisco Sketchfest, and the Chicago Comedy Exposition, and in 2017, he was chosen to be one of Comedy Central's... Read More →
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Shanti Charan

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

Tyler Jackson is a standup from Los Angeles who has a short attention span, a bad memory, and an off-kilter sense of humor. He cobbles his act together out of a thousand little bits of absurd wordplay, groan-worthy puns, and embarrassing personal details, clinging to the hope that... Read More →
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Zach Noe Towers

Zach Noe Towers is an LA-based comedian, actor, and writer. Zach was recently selected to be a New Face at the prestigious Montreal Just For Laughs Festival 2018, and was one of Time Out Magazine's "2018 Comedians to Watch.” Zach was the host of the "The Elite Daily Show" on Verizon's... Read More →



Saturday January 26, 2019 10:00pm - 11:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

10:15pm

CUCK: A Comedy Show (Proceeds to benefit Jason Saenz) (SOLD OUT)
This show is sold out. Tickets may be available at the door the night of.

L.A.'s best stand-ups perform original material then proceed to "have their way" with the jokes of another comic on the same bill, right in front of them. The show has been at UCB Sunset in Los Angeles for over 1 year and has been one of UCB's most successful shows. Sold out shows and some of LA's best comics has made this show a monthly favorite at UCB. Past performers include Reggie Watts, Nikki Glaser, Moshe Kasher, Kyle Kinane, Harland Williams, Laurie Kilmartin, The Lucas Brothers, Aparna Nancherla, Nicole Byer & Garfunkel and Oates.

CUCK Co-host Jason Saenz was terribly injured in an accident recently. Proceeds will be donated to help with his recovery.

 $15, All Ages / Proceeds to benefit Jason Saenz

Artists
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Chris Garcia

Chris Garcia is a comedian, television writer, and podcaster from Los Angeles.You may have seen him tell his jokes on his very own half hour special on Comedy Central,  "This Is Not Happening," "Adam Devine’s House Party," and "@Midnight." Chris was named a New Face at the 2016... Read More →
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Chris Gordon

When Chris Gordon isn’t telling jokes to people for money, he has a steady schedule of making out with babes and driving sports cars fast. He has made an impact: from his break out performances at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and Andy Kindler's Alternative Show in Vancouver... Read More →
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Clare O'Kane

Clare O’Kane is an actor, comedian and writer from San Jose, California. She has performed in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, Outside Lands and other festivals around the country. She has been described as “sarcastic” and “half-Asian... Read More →
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Eddie Della Siepe

Eddie Della Siepe is a stand up comedian & podcaster based out of Los Angeles, California.Eddie has made appearances at the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival both in Montreal and Toronto in 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015 & 2017. He has appeared at Sketch Fest in San Francisco in... Read More →
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Grant Gordon

After 10 years in the NYC stand up scene, Grant headed west, and things have been going well. He's a familiar face on televisions nationwide, he has a monthly stand up show at the Upright Citizens Brigade theatre, and has appeared on Comedy Central's "@Midnight," at SF Sketch Fest... Read More →
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Jason Saenz

Jason is a Bolivian writer and comedian based in Los Angeles. He's the creator of the prank poster project @SaenzSigns which has been featured in the Hollywood Reporter, Funny or Die and Buzzfeed. His web-series "Ya Killin' Me!" is airing now on Comedy Central.com.
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Jesus Trejo

Born and raised in Long Beach, CA, Jesus Trejo was named one of Variety’s Top 10 Comics To Watch 2017. A regular at the Comedy Store in Los Angeles, Trejo often appears on Comedy Central’s "Roast Battle," and can be seen on "Alone Together" (Freeform), "Teachers" (TV Land), "Adam... Read More →
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Rosebud Baker

Rosebud Baker is a standup comedian, actress, and writer who was recently selected to be a New Face at the prestigious Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival 2018. Rosebud was the winner of the New York Comedy Competition at New York Comedy Club in 2016, and a finalist in New York’s... Read More →



Saturday January 26, 2019 10:15pm - 11:45pm
Brava Cabaret 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:30pm

Butterboy with Aparna Nancherla & Jo Firestone
Two chuckle monsters descend on the stage, clutching with them a horde of the freshest, silver-tongued comics and phone sex operators this city has to offer. Legends in their own right, Aparna Nancherla and Jo Firestone combine forces to host the funniest and best show in Brooklyn! Accompanied by the musical stylings of DJ Donwill and the sensual silence of a rotating Idris Elba impersonator, you won't want to miss it. Plus, find out which parts of this blurb are bold, unapologetic lies! This is a partially seated show—arrive early for a seat. $30, 21+

Artists
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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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Clare O'Kane

Clare O’Kane is an actor, comedian and writer from San Jose, California. She has performed in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, Outside Lands and other festivals around the country. She has been described as “sarcastic” and “half-Asian... Read More →
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DJ Donwill

Donwill is a Brooklyn based rapper who has parlayed his passion for music and writing into a wide array of opportunities. As a member of the rap group Tanya Morgan he has garnered critical acclaim with a string of impressive releases. As a solo act he has produced music for "Last... Read More →
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Jo Firestone

Jo Firestone is a New York-based comedian, actress, and writer. She has been hailed as one of the most unique voices in American comedy, hosting over 40 different formats of live performances including her popular "Punderdome 3000," NYC’s "Inner Beauty Pageant," and her touring... 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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Nore Davis

Nore Davis is a New York-based comedian who delivers an energetic performance filled with witty quips and sharp punch lines, combined with an amazing stage presence. He has appeared on Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer, HBO’s Last Week Tonight, MTV’s Nikki & Sara Live... Read More →



Saturday January 26, 2019 10:30pm - Sunday January 27, 2019 12:00am
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94114

10:30pm

SF Sketchfest Threesome: Jackie Kashian, Andy Kindler & Kevin Pollak
Three SF Sketchfest favorites combine forces for this delightful night of stand-up featuring headliners Jackie Kashian, Andy Kindler, and Kevin Pollak, hosted by Jules Posner.
$35/$25, ages 18+

Artists
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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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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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Jules Posner

Jules Posner is a stand up comedian from San Francisco. His act contains a unique blend of narrative and fearless improvisation that has earned him constant bookings at every major comedy club in the Bay Area and comedy festivals nationwide. Now Based in Los Angeles, he is one of... 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 →



Saturday January 26, 2019 10:30pm - Sunday January 27, 2019 12:00am
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

10:30pm

Troubled Comedy
Chris and Moon adopted Troubled Comedy about two years ago and have since managed to nurse this baby into one of the best standup comedy shows in SF on Tuesdays. Comics love us and our audience love us. We regularly have amazing out-of-town guests drop in, the best local comics, some famous names, and a handful of our comics and headliners have gone on to perform on late night tv within months of being on our show! Chris is not only one of the best flier-makers and co-producers, but he's constantly booked on all the best shows in the Bay Area and has toured with Chad Opitz and Jeff Zamaria. Moon also does pretty well, gets booked on lots of great shows, is also a coproducer on "Bad Asians," did a Thrillist commercial once and is seeing how far she can ride out this female Asian comic thing. This is a partially seated show—arrive early for a seat. $18, ages 21+

Artists
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Blair Socci

Blair Socci is a Los Angeles-based comedian who recently moved back to her native state after 5.5 years in New York City. Her stand-up has been featured on "Last Call with Carson Daly" (2017), "Kevin Hart’s Lol Network" (2017), and Fuse TV’s “Uproarious” (2016). This past... Read More →
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Brian Babylon

The self-proclaimed “Prince of Bronzeville,” Brian Babylon is a comic and radio host. He's appeared on "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!," contributes to BBC Radio, hosted The Moth StorySLAM in Chicago, and he can be seen on "Inside Amy Schumer." He's also hosted and produced The Morning... Read More →
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Caitlin Peluffo

Originally hailing from San Francisco, Caitlin Peluffo is a stand up comedian living in New York City. After a brief six year stint in art school where she studied performative video (no, really…that’s a thing) she has expanded her talents to the stage. Peluffo is a former soccer... Read More →
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Chad Opitz

Chad began doing stand up in the Santa Cruz area at various bars and mics before moving to SF a couple years ago and also performing at various bars and mics, just much more frequently. He performs at bars and mics as well as comedy clubs, bowling alleys, wineries and wherever else... Read More →
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Chris Conatser

Chris Conatser doesn't have a driver's license, but it hasn't kept him from performing comedy in over half the country, from clubs and theaters to Dairy Queens and Waffle Houses, even the Henry Miller Library. He has also performed in SF Sketchfest the past two years, the 2018 Pet-A-Llama... Read More →
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Donnie Sengstack

Though he is only 23 years old, Donnie Sengstack is making a name for himself in the world of comedy. His unique style appeals to generations young and old. He may have a stutter, but that takes nothing away from his strong delivery and stage presence. It is simply another tool in... Read More →
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Francesca Fiorentini

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

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



Saturday January 26, 2019 10:30pm - Sunday January 27, 2019 12:00am
Cafe du Nord 2174 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94114

11:30pm

Jamie Kennedy
Actor, producer, and comedian Jamie Kennedy just wrapped James Gray’s sci-fi epic Ad Astra, opposite Brad Pitt. His other recent work includes starring roles in the latest installment of the Tremors film franchise for Universal, as well as Riley’s Peak with Jon Voight, and the thriller, Spinning Man, opposite Guy Pearce and Pierce Brosnan. Before that, he appeared in Chris Carter’s (The X-files) Amazon drama pilot The After, and NBC’s medical dramedy, Heartbeat. He is also voicing multiple characters on the new Comedy Central animated series, Legends Of Chamberlain Heights, and portrayed legendary music manager Jerry Heller in the Lifetime movie Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge, & Michel’le. Jamie can also be seen performing his stand up show around the country. Jamie landed his big break when he was cast in Baz Luhrman’s Romeo + Juliet, alongside Leonardo DiCaprio as a punked-out rival to John Leguizamo. His career soon kicked into high gear as he co-starred in his breakthrough performance as Randy Meeks in Wes Craven’s Scream and its follow-up Scream 2. Jamie has worked alongside some of the biggest names in Hollywood like Steve Martin in Bowfinger and Greg Kinnear in the Oscar-nominated As Good As It Gets.In 2002, Kennedy created The Jamie Kennedy Experiment, which became the WB’s highest-rated show. Kennedy portrayed a number of wacky characters, but the audience’s favorite was Brad Gluckman, the white rapper from Malibu. In 2003, Kennedy brought Brad Gluckman to the hit film, Malibu’s Most Wanted. Along with those films mentioned above Jamie has had memorable roles in fan favorites like Three Kings directed by David O. Russell, Enemy of the State directed by Tony Scott, Boiler Room opposite Vin Diesel and over 190 episodes of television under his belt with networks that include CBS, WB, MTV, Comedy Central, Showtime, NBC, Fox, and VH1. $25, ages 18+

Artists
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Cory Robinson

Cory Robinson has been performing stand up comedy since the tender age of 11. Now all grown up, Cory has traveled the world spreading his joy and laughter. He's entertained for the troops, been a finalist in several comedy competitions, and you may have seen him on "Laughs" on FO... Read More →
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Jamie Kennedy

Actor, producer, and comedian Jamie Kennedy just wrapped James Gray’s sci-fi epic "Ad Astra," opposite Brad Pitt. His other recent work includes starring roles in the latest installment of the "Tremors" film franchise for Universal, as well as "Riley’s Peak" with Jon Voight, and... Read More →
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Zach Noe Towers

Zach Noe Towers is an LA-based comedian, actor, and writer. Zach was recently selected to be a New Face at the prestigious Montreal Just For Laughs Festival 2018, and was one of Time Out Magazine's "2018 Comedians to Watch.” Zach was the host of the "The Elite Daily Show" on Verizon's... Read More →



Saturday January 26, 2019 11:30pm - Sunday January 27, 2019 1:00am
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
 
Sunday, January 27
 

7:00pm

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

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

Alamo Drafthouse - No Latecomers Policy
Alamo Drafthouse has a no latecomers policy. If you arrive after the show has started, venue staff reserves the right to prevent late admittance to ensure an optimal show experience for the rest of the audience.
https://drafthouse.com/theater/new-mission/admission

Artists
avatar for Caitlin Peluffo

Caitlin Peluffo

Originally hailing from San Francisco, Caitlin Peluffo is a stand up comedian living in New York City. After a brief six year stint in art school where she studied performative video (no, really…that’s a thing) she has expanded her talents to the stage. Peluffo is a former soccer... Read More →
avatar for Donnie Sengstack

Donnie Sengstack

Though he is only 23 years old, Donnie Sengstack is making a name for himself in the world of comedy. His unique style appeals to generations young and old. He may have a stutter, but that takes nothing away from his strong delivery and stage presence. It is simply another tool in... Read More →
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Janesh Rahlan

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

Jules Posner is a stand up comedian from San Francisco. His act contains a unique blend of narrative and fearless improvisation that has earned him constant bookings at every major comedy club in the Bay Area and comedy festivals nationwide. Now Based in Los Angeles, he is one of... Read More →
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Kazu Kusano

Japanese comedian, Kazu Kusano, shatters the stereotype of the demure Asian woman. Kazu moves like a child in a playground, and her silly, yet dark comedy makes everything laughable, from relationships to sexism, and even Nagasaki. Kazu's comedy help you to rethink the idea of race... 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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Salma Zaky

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

Tanael Joachim is a standup comedian born and raised in Haiti who currently resides in Brooklyn. He dropped out of college and followed his dreams being a standup comedian in 2012, against the wishes of his Haitian parents. Since then, he's performed on "Gotham Comedy Live" on AXS... Read More →
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Zach Noe Towers

Zach Noe Towers is an LA-based comedian, actor, and writer. Zach was recently selected to be a New Face at the prestigious Montreal Just For Laughs Festival 2018, and was one of Time Out Magazine's "2018 Comedians to Watch.” Zach was the host of the "The Elite Daily Show" on Verizon's... Read More →



Sunday January 27, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Alamo Drafthouse at the New Mission 2550 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:30pm

Best of Edinburgh International Spotlight
SF Sketchfest presents some of the best International standup comedians of the moment. Catch these stars of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival while you can. This is a partially seated show—arrive early for a seat. $28, 21+

Artists
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Alex Edelman

Bostonian comedian. Jew. Sweetheart.Alex Edelman’s first show, "Millennial" – about very traumatic stock photos and young people – won the Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer, the first show by an American to do so since 1997. The follow-up, Everything Handed to You... Read More →
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Chris Turner

“A virtuoso...a hip-hop machine" -The Guardian Chris Turner’s quotable gags and rapid freestyle raps have seen him rack up over 6 million views on YouTube; headline for 1 million Dutch comedy fans on RTL4's flagship stand up show, The Comedy Factory; appear live on BBC Radio... Read More →
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Clara N Bijl

Clara is an internationally-unknown stand-up comedian: one of the few humorists to be unknown in the entire world! Clara was raised in the French Alps, she spent some time in Germany before she attended college in South Carolina; as you do when you come from France. Clara’s humor... Read More →
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Jenny Bede

Jenny Bede is an award winning musical comedian, writer and actor. She was recently chosen as a BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Award Winner with her script, ‘Baby’ - a project that is now being developed with BBC Studios. Jenny first became known for her online parody music videos... Read More →
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John Hastings

Bio: John has been performing standup since 2006. He has won the Montreal Comedy Festival Home-grown Comedy Competition has been called “one to watch” by the Comedy Network and was the only Canadian Finalist of the 2011 San Francisco Comedy Competition and the youngest comedian... 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 →
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Seann Walsh

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and self-dubbed “The Lie-In King” Seann Walsh is “unquestionably the best observational comic of his generation (The Guardian). This dishevelled, fiery, animated, fiercely idol, millennial man child is one of best live comedians to have come out... Read More →



Sunday January 27, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94114

7:30pm

SF Sketchfest Standup Spotlight: Lizz Winstead / Laurie Kilmartin
Standup Spotlight: Lizz Winstead / Laurie Kilmartin, Hosted by Hoodo Hersi

Lizz Winstead has built her amazing career hilariously responding to the world. As co-creator and head writer of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” Winstead has forever changed the way people get their news. As co-founder of Air America Radio, she laid the foundation for such personalities as Al Franken and Marc Maron, all while hosting her own show called “Unfiltered”, sharing the mic every morning with the amazing Rachel Maddow and Hip Hop legend, Chuck D. As a stand-up she continues to tour, bringing her rapid response brand of comedy to theatres across the country and in 2014, was initiated into the Harvard Lampoon.

Winstead has now taken her satirical brilliance one step further, combining it with her passion for reproductive justice to form her latest passion project, "Lady Parts Justice," a non profit organization made up of comedians, writers and technologists creating videos that use humor and outrage to expose sexist, anti-choice local politicians in all 50 state legislatures while providing support to clinics around the country, working to remove the stigma around abortion. Winstead’s activism includes an ongoing comedy tour to raise money and awareness for Planned Parenthood and independent abortion providers and to date, she has raised over $7 million. The tour was turned into a documentary short called "Smear Campaign," which won “Best Documentary Comedy Short” at the Atlanta Documentary Film Festival. Her advocacy work has been recognized by many reproductive rights organizations including NARAL Champion’s of Choice awards.

In addition to performing and reproductive justice work, Winstead authored "Lizz Free Or Die," a funny and touching book of personal essays, that Elle magazine called, “Sharply witty and iconoclastic”. Lizz’s talents as a comedian and media visionary have been recognized by The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Entertainment Weekly’s 100 most Creative People issue among other print media. Winstead continues to appear on Comedy Central, HBO’s "Real Time With Bill Maher" and NPR, as well as her regular commentary on MSNBC.

Winstead has a lot to say about politics and currents events, and when she says it, it is always insightful and hilarious!

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 of 2016, as well as Paste, Splitsider, Interrobang and The Decider. The New York Times pointed to, "sharply written one-liners captured the pain and frustration of caring for a dying loved one." Paste Magazine called it "hilarious... brutal, and cathartic" and Interrobang called it "innovative... twisted and dark.“

Before joining the writing staff at "CONAN" (2009 to present), Laurie was a staff writer on "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," "Too Late with Adam Carolla" and "Tough Crown with Colin Quinn." In 2012, Laurie wrote the New York Times bestseller "Sh*tty Mom," a parenting book that Time Magazine called “criminally funny.”

Laurie has performed at the Edinburgh, Montreal, Bridgetown and Moontower comedy festivals. She's also done shows for the troops in Iraq, Qatar, Kuwait and Diego Garcia. Her podcast with comedian Jackie Kashian, "The Jackie and Laurie Show," is big with young comedians and middle aged men. Laurie lives in New York and LA. Video: http://www.kilmartin.com/video.html

Co-presented by SF Comedy Day  $35/$25, ages 18+

Artists
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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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Lizz Winstead

Lizz Winstead has built her amazing career hilariously responding to the world. As co-creator and head writer of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” Winstead has forever changed the way people get their news. As co-founder of "Air America Radio," she laid the foundation for such... Read More →



Sunday January 27, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

8:00pm

Nice Tan / The El-Solomons (SOLD OUT)
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Bay Area POC/LGBTQ-led sketch group Nice Tan presents a take on 90s-era nostalgia. It was the first golden age of black television but there was still only one black guy in the game Guess Who, the Fly Girls were IT, we were all in middle school, and we all attended sleepovers where we were shocked by our white friends yelling at their moms without getting slapped. Our Winter 2019 show captures the magic of this era, blending live performance with all-new filmed content around a 90s throwback vibe.

She’s hilarious and so is she! Jess Salomon and Eman El-Husseini are funny and married, to one another. One is Jewish the other Palestinian, they'll let you guess which one is which. They fell in love in Canada, got married and moved to America right before the last election. Famous for their love, their stand up and their ability to make really REALLY fantastic life decisions You can expect a combination of killer solo stand up and joint banter with a high probability of arguing since these two don't shy away from fighting especially in front of a crowd. “Two married comics fuck with each other on stage, spreading love all over the place in the process.” - Tablet Mag $15, All Ages

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Nice Tan

Nice Tan is a Bay Area POC/LGBTQ-led sketch project about identity in a world that’s not as woke as it thinks it is. We bring a fresh, inclusive, and hilarious voice to the sketch comedy scene, and invite people to laugh with us during a time when the world is in desperate need... Read More →
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The El-Salomons

Eman El-Husseini: In her decade-long comedy career, Eman has headlined across Canada, opened for Patton Oswalt, and recorded her first comedy album, “Unveiled,” which can be heard regularly on SiriusXM Radio. She has appeared numerous times at Just for Laughs and has a comedy... Read More →



Sunday January 27, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102