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Thursday, January 19 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm
SF Sketchfest NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences

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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! 

Taking over the Forum for some live riffing are twisted "Mystery Science Theater 3000" scientists Frank Beaulieu and Frank Conniff in The Mads Are Back, along with Strangerer Things, an improvised send up of last summer's beloved 80's-esque sci-fi series. In the African Hall, witness some seriously funny Fake TED Talks with special guests Kasper Hauser, Brandon Reynolds, Adam Rogers, Scott Simpson, Janet Varney and more. The Terrace is home to two live popular science-themed podcasts, Eureka! and This Week in Science. In the Piazza, check out the stars of truTV's "Those Who Can't" in The Grawlix and Friends hosted by Adam Cayton-Holland, Andrew Orvedahl and Ben Roy, as well as a stand-up nebula featuring Julie Ash, Kaseem Bentley, Josh Johnson, Casey Ley, Andie Main, Brian Malow, Andrew Orolfo, Greg Santos, Jacob Sirof, Ta'Vi and Emily Van Dyke. New Wave City's DJ Shindog spins all night long in the Coral Reef.

It's the biggest night of awesome, geeky greatness this side of the galaxy!$15

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Adam Cayton-Holland

Adam Cayton-Holland (www.adamisfreakingoutrightnow.com) is a national touring headliner who plays all over the country. He was named one of 25 “Comics to Watch” by Esquire Magazine, one of “10 Comics to Watch” by Variety and has appeared on “Conan,” “The Meltdown with... Read More →
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Adam Rogers

Adam Rogers is the Deputy Editor at Wired. He edits the web site and writes and edits features for the print magazine, primarily about science but also other miscellaneous geekery. His 2015 book "Proof: The Science of Booze" was a New York Times science bestseller, won the IACP Cookbook... Read More →
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Andie Main

Andie Main is uses comedy as a form of activism and organizes fundraisers that have raised thousands of dollars for causes close to her heart; like Planned Parenthood, Bernie Sanders, The Oregon Humane Society and queer spaces for youth.Festival credits include Bumbershoot, Seattle... Read More →
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Andrew Orolfo

History tells us that Andrew Orolfo was never born, but created. In some cultures, their stories suggest he emerged from the magma of an active volcano, unaffected by it's immense temperatures. His only purpose to wander the world and document his explorations. After an expedition... Read More →
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Andrew Orvedahl

Andrew Orvedahl is a comedian and person currently based in Denver, Colorado. If you were a comedy sommelier, you might say his comedy is somewhat cerebral, with a dry finish and floral notes of sarcasm. He prefers mixing real-life stories with creative (and often improvised) observations... Read More →
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Ben Roy

Ben Roy is one of the fastest rising stars in the comedy world. Ben and his Grawlix comedy troupe created and starred in “Those Who Can’t,” a pilot for Amazon Studios. Ben’s comedy album “I Got Demons” was released in 2012 and was featured in LaughSpin’s top comedy albums... Read More →
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Brian Malow

Science comedian Brian Malow has appeared on "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," Neil deGrasse Tyson’s "StarTalk Radio," and NPR’s "Science Friday." He has co-hosted programs on The Weather Channel, produced science videos for Time Magazine and Slate, and is available for... Read More →
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Casey Ley

Casey Ley is a comic living in Los Angeles trying to achieve his dream of being crushed in an earthquake. His comedy has been seen all over the country in clubs, festivals and gay bars. Too many gay bars if you ask him and not enough festivals but there is some time left in his career... Read More →
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Cole Stratton

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

Emily Van Dyke is 33 and and still on her mom's cell phone plan. Originally from the Midwest, Emily loves pools and telling inappropriate stories at BBQs. Emily has performed in SF Sketchfest, she was the winner of the Walk the Plank Comedy Competition and her comedy dating show Flirting... Read More →
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Produced and hosted by Kevin Whittinghill and Allen Saakyan, Eureka! is a hilarious and educational science comedy show. The show has participated in the Summer of Lust festival, Dent:Space and Bay Area Science Festival... Read More →
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Greg Santos

Greg Santos made his TV debut on ABC’s "The Muppets" in 2015 with 3 hot lines in Episode 5! His hands got more camera time than his face did, but he got to work with Kermit so his life is complete. He did another hot co-star role on CBS’s "Angel from Hell" on Episode 9 and you... Read More →
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Jacob Sirof

Jacob Sirof believes in pushing boundaries and not pulling punches. If you don't leave one of his shows at least a little offended, he probably had an off night. He has appeared on Comedy Central, NBC, E!, and is a regular on the Doug Loves Movies podcast, where he is the resident... Read More →
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Josh Johnson

Josh Johnson, most recently featured on Kevin Hart's “Hart of the City” on Comedy Central, was named one of Comedy Central's Comics to Watch in 2015 and a ‘New Face’ at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in 2016. Currently a writer for “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon... Read More →
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Kaseem Bentley

SF Native Kaseem Bentley no-holds-barred style command's your attention even when the check is dropping. Currently he doesn't have an agent, manager, or a million Twitter followers but club bookers still take a chance on him. Kaseem has appeared on Viceland, NBC SeeSo, Rooftop Comedy... Read More →
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Kasper Hauser

Kasper Hauser in ZooDangle for Kidz! Basically all old stuff. Even the costumes. Will there be new sketches? Sure. It’s just, with John being a multiple dad now, living in the East Bay (and also he’s a borderline semi-pro spearfisherman now), it’s hard, but that’s where we’re... Read More →
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Scott Simpson

Scott Simpson is a comedian and writer who has performed at SF Sketchfest, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and the North American Comedy and Music Festival. He produces the most popular independent comedy show in San Francisco, makes jokes on Twitter as @scottsimpson, and his show... Read More →
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Strangerer Things

We all loved the first season of Netflix's "Stranger Things." But it's going to be a while until season two gets made -- but why wait? Find out what's next for those adorable adventuring boys Mike, Lucas, Dustin and Will as they pal around in the Upside Down. Will Chief Hopper and... Read More →
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One of Sacramento’s newest and fastest rising comedians, Ta’Vi brings a refreshing authenticity to every performance. With only a year of comedy under her belt she was accepted into the 41st Annual San Francisco Comedy Competition and later won Tommy T’s LAFF OFF 2016 Competition... Read More →
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This Week in Science

Dr. Kiki, the show's host and executive producer, holds a doctorate in neuroscience and started the show before the advent of rss feeds. As a result, TWIS was one of the original podcasts to be carried on itunes way back in the 00's. Justin Jackson is a self-proclaimed "armchair physicist... Read More →