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Saturday, January 14 • 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Illogical Contraption with Cory Sklar and Shelby Cobras and guests Nick Flanagan, Ken Reid and Sad Vicious

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Hosts: Cory Sklar and Shelby Cobras
Co-Hosts:Aloysius Cummings, Erik Thybony, Sara Murphy
House Band:Steve Peacock (Pale Chalice), Zack Farwell (Grayceon, Walken), Shelby Lermo (Vastum)
Guests: Ken Reid (TV Guidance Counselor Podcast), Nick Flanagan and Sad Vicious

Remember blogs? Neither does anyone else. But Illogical Contraption started as one. Founded in San Francisco on December 1, 2008, the site developed a devoted cult following by posting paranoid conspiracy research and obscure metal MP3s. But maintaining daily posts got boring, so in August 2011, the main contributors launched Illogical Contraption Radio.

Hosted by Shelby, Cory, Erik, and their secret militarized comedy weapon, Al, the show presented a singular vision. That vision? To get drunk on the air. But despite the hosts’ ceaseless attempts at unprofessionalism, listeners still tuned in. Was it the occasional celebrity interview? The weird late-night callers? The thrill of listening to a train wreck in real time? No one can be sure. But it worked.

In March 2013, IllCon Radio moved to Radiovalencia.fm. Soon, the hosts realized they could change the colors of the studio lamps with their minds. After that, reality became their playground. There was no spoon. Cosmic matter was theirs to control, from the smallest quark to the largest galactic cluster to the infinite universal curve of all dimensions, all was within their grasp. So what did they do? They got drunk again and interviewed more famous weirdos. It was chill.

IllCon's second live appearance at SF Sketchfest promises to deliver an immersive theater experience chock full of siqq riffs, blast beats, horrific visions, Satanic rituals and blood soaked comedy. $15

Performers
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Shelby Cobras

Legend has is that modern day renaissance man, Shelby Lermo aka "Cobras" was born to a pack of wild Bigfoots in the Humboldt County area of Northern California. Now, a proud resident of Oakland, CA, Shelby spends his time as the host of two different podcasts, Illogical Contraption Radio and Death Metal Dads. He also plays guitar for Vastum, Apprentice Destroyer and Ulthar. He once played bass in The Tony Molina Band.
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Nick Flanagan

Nick Flanagan is a very funny comedian, writer, and actor who hails from Toronto, Ontario but currently calls California home. Known for his endearingly dark stand-up and for fronting bands like Brutal Knights and Wrong Hole, Flanagan’s first comedy album, I’m Here All Weak, was released six years ago. This month Comedy Dynamics puts out his new record, Wiped Privilege and Flanagan plans to play some... Read More →
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Ken Reid

Ken Reid is a Boston based stand up comedian, podcaster, former punk rock teen (he was in the little loved 90's Boston Punk band "30 Seconds Over Tokyo") and adult survivor of a latchkey childhood. Reid was the long standing Friday night host at the legendary Comedy Studio in Cambridge, MA and produced his chaotic comedy variety show "The Secret Menu" there for two years. Reid was twice nominated as Best Comedian in Boston by the defunct Boston... Read More →
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Cory Sklar

Cory Sklar is a San Francisco based musician, writer and radio host. His writing has appeared in Rolling Stone and The SF Weekly. His radio show Illogical Contraption, broadcast out of the Mission on Radio Valencia every Sunday, features frequent guests like Peaches Christ, Longmont Potion Castle, Gwar and Genesis P'orridge. He records under the name Chaki a new solo album coming out soon called Patrick Warburton.
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Sad Vicious

San Jose’s most hated band™, Sad Vicious boasts a pedigree of having played every good bar, club, and bar and grille in San Jose: Mickey’s Tavern, The Locker Room (closed), Om Ultralounge, Lucky Lil’s(closed), and Java Crossing, to name a few.  Sad Vicious is pumped to wreak havoc on SF Sketchfest and super pumped to see the other bands play.  It has always been our dream to play in Frisco. BTW, If anyone knows a... Read More →



Saturday January 14, 2017 10:00pm - 11:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

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