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Saturday, January 14 • 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Fake TED Talks with Paul and Storm, Adam Savage, Charles W. "Chuck" Bryant, Jonathan Coulton, Samm Levine and Kirsten Vangsness / The Reckoning, Hosted by Ray Connolly (SOLD OUT)

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TED Talks are influential videos from expert speakers on education, business, science, tech, and creativity. Fake TED Talks are simply hilarious. With all of the bullet points and none of the facts, Paul and Storm, Adam Savage, Charles W. "Chuck" Bryant, Samm Levine, Kirsten Vangsness, and other well-rehearsed guests will present a presentation, live, in the present. With long form improv by The Reckoning. $25

SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://www.sfsketchfest.com/tickets/ for info. 

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Charles W. "Chuck" Bryant

Stuff You Should Know is the award-winning podcast hosted by Chuck Bryant and Josh Clark and produced by the venerable website HowStuffWorks. Twice weekly since 2008, Stuff You Should Know has released a mind-addling array of episodes, cracking open the mechanics, history and cultural and scientific impact of topics like: Ouija boards, asteroid mining, termites, the use of MDMA to treat mental illness, the game of horseshoes, gender... Read More →
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Ray Connolly

Ray Connolly is a bay area stand-up comic and writer. A one time ski bum, Ray eventually burned out and left the slow-paced mountain life to pursue a heart attack in a metropolitan setting. He’s performed in numerous festivals including Laugh Your Asheville Off and Pittsburgh Comedy Festival. He was recently named Best of Fest at Seattle’s Highlarious Comedy Festival. You can find him performing stand up on some of the country’s... 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 for an entire year, giving them all away for free. Even he thought he was crazy. But while a struggling music industry fell to pieces over file sharing and... Read More →
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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, along with Wil Wheaton and Adam Savage, and co-produce JoCo Cruise. The duo’s original webseries musical, "LearningTown," debuted on... Read More →
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Samm Levine

Samm Levine is an actor, writer, producer and comedian. He is perhaps best known for his work on the cult-classic series, “Freaks & Geeks.” In addition to guest appearances on over 40 different television shows, Levine has an extensive film career, including Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds,” "Broken Lizard's Club Dread" and "Not Another Teen Movie." A stand-up comedian since age 12, he was inducted as... Read More →
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The Reckoning

The Reckoning played to packed houses and critical acclaim at iO Chicago for over a decade and toured across the country with their singular brand of long-form improvisation. Hailed as “hands-down, the best in Chicago” and “a versatile rock band” of improvisers, they are known for their unpredictable shows and forms, as well as experimentation and innovation as ensemble. The members who now call Los Angeles home bring... Read More →
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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, along with Wil Wheaton and Adam Savage, and co-produce JoCo Cruise. The duo’s original webseries musical, "LearningTown," debuted on... Read More →
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Adam Savage

Adam Savage has spent his life gathering skills that allow him to take what’s in his brain and make it real. He’s built everything from ancient Buddhas to futuristic weapons, from spaceships to dancing vegetables, from fine art sculptures to animated chocolate — and just about anything else you can think of. | | The son of a filmmaker/painter and a psychotherapist, Adam has been making his own toys since he was allowed to hold... Read More →
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Kirsten Vangsness

Kirsten Vangsness is a dedicated member of the Los Angeles theatre community as both an actor and a playwright. She is long time member of Hollywood’s Theatre of Note and has done lots play at lots of places including but not limited to: Boston Court "Everything You Touch" (Ovation Nominee- Best Actress) & Geffen Playhouse "Fat Pig" ( Garland Award Best actress). Kirsten is the executive producer and leading lady of the Bill Robens noir... Read More →



Saturday January 14, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111