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Thursday, January 12
 

7:30pm

StarTalk Live with Bill Nye the Science Guy and Eugene Mirman, with guests Claudia O'Doherty, Ariel Waldman and more
Science meets comedy onstage at StarTalk Live!, the StarTalk Radio road show that’s entertaining and educating sold-out audiences around the country!

Just like the award-winning podcast and radio show, StarTalk Live! explores current events from the frontiers of science; and includes scientists, celebrities and comedians as featured guests. StarTalk Live! stage performances are hosted by either Neil deGrasse Tyson or Bill Nye the Science Guy, and are cohosted by comedian Eugene Mirman. Each live show bridges the intersection between pop culture and science with clarity, humor and passion, covering captivating subjects like space travel, human intelligence, sex, extraterrestrial life, the Big Bang, the future of our Earth and the environment.

StarTalk Live! gets its DNA from "StarTalk Radio," the iTunes chart-topping radio show/podcast hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson. "StarTalk" is also an Emmy-nominated television show in its second season on the National Geographic Channel.

StarTalk Live! is coproduced by Curved Light Productions and Pretty Good Friends. $30 - $50 (Note: Ticket price as listed on sfcurran.com includes all service and facility fees)

Performers
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Eugene Mirman

Brooklyn resident Eugene Mirman escaped the clutches of Russian communism at the age of four when his family immigrated from Moscow to Lexington, MA (where along with Paul Revere and John Adams he kicked off the American revolution). He attended Hampshire College and designed his own major of Comedy – doing a one-hour standup act as his thesis (for which he was made fun of, don’t worry). | | Eugene currently stars as the voice of... Read More →
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Bill Nye

Scientist, engineer, comedian, author, and inventor; Bill Nye is a man with a mission: to help foster a scientifically literate society. Bill started out as an engineer at Boeing and then transitioned to working as a comedy writer and performer in Seattle, where the beloved television show, "Bill Nye the Science Guy," was born. The show won 18 Emmys in five years. | Bill is currently the CEO of the Planetary Society, the world’s largest space... Read More →
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Claudia O'Doherty

Australian comedian, actress and writer Claudia O'Doherty is a series regular on the Netflix original series "Love," executive produced by Judd Apatow, and a writer/performer on season four of Comedy Central's "Inside Amy Schumer." Her other acting credits include the movie "Trainwreck," and guest star parts on "Kroll Show," "Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail," and "Comedy Bang! Bang!" She also lent her voice to the HBO animated series... Read More →
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Ariel Waldman

Ariel Waldman is the founder of Spacehack.org, a directory of ways for anyone to participate in space exploration, and the global director of Science Hack Day, a grassroots endeavor to make things with science that is now in 25 countries. She is the author of "What’s It Like in Space?: Stories from Astronauts Who’ve Been There" and the co-author of a congressionally-requested National Academy of Sciences report on the future of... Read More →



Thursday January 12, 2017 7:30pm - 9:30pm
The Curran 445 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Friday, January 13
 

7:00pm

PianoFight Showcase: Outta Towne, Redford and Yum!, Hosted by Sean Jordan (SOLD OUT)
SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! $15

This show is sold out. Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/tickets for info. 

Performers
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Sean Jordan

Sean has been doing stand up for over a decade, starting in Sioux Falls SD but now living Los AngelesR.  Sean was named the funniest person in Portland by the Willamette Week magazine.  He was also a finalist in Portland’s Funniest Person contest at Helium Comedy Club 4 years running, The Tacoma Comedy contest and The Wenatchee Comedy Festival.  Comedy Central named Sean as one of their comics to watch and Splitsider also... Read More →
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Redford

REDFORD, is a mainstage sketch team from iO West. Formed in 2014, they play every third Sunday to sold out audiences at iO West in LA. They have performed at: Comedy Central Stage, iO Chicago, The Playground Theatre and UCB Sunset. The players of REDFORD, are some of the best sketch comedians in Los Angeles. Trained from UCB, The Groundlings, Second City and iO West. Some members have had deals with NBC, as well as showcased and tested for SNL... Read More →
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Outta Towne

Outta Towne was born out of a writing class where six individuals spent weeks cracking each other up and riffing on each other's ideas. Once we discovered that our hive mind ran in the same slightly warped direction, we kept on creating comedy together. Each of us brings personal obsessions with science, psychology, art, literature, music, pop culture, and politics, that we swirl into a comedy stew and serve up to the fun-starved masses of... Read More →
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YUM!

YUM! builds on authentic and deeply personal monologues to elicit the relieving humour in revealing truthful situations everyone can relate to but most people don't talk about in public. Their long-form show is directed by Christopher DeJong, and they are one of Leela's performing improv ensembles with regular shows in San Francisco.



7:30pm

Jo Firestone's Friends of Single People (CANCELED)

Due to a schedule conflict, Jo Firestone’s Friends of Single People has been canceled. Ticket holders will be contacted and refunded.

Friends of Single People is the only show where you get to speak on behalf of your single friends, onstage, in a live dating game. The bachelor, the bachelorettes -- everyone onstage is speaking on behalf of their single friends! No one knows who anyone is until the very end! If you can comfortably answer questions like "If you were an ice cream flavor, what would you be and why?" about your friend, then you are qualified to take part. Your single friends may cringe and remain as anonymous as they want in the crowd, unless you get them a match! Newly matched single people win two complimentary drinks which they must redeem immediately and together offstage.

The New York Post calls Friends Of Single People "part roast, part game-show, part social experiment." Arrive early to register yourself and a friend. Open to all orientations. Out of every 100 couples matched, 5 couples manage to develop actual long term relationships. One couple just went on a trip to Paris and then moved in together. It's amazing and defies all odds. Hosted by Jo Firestone ("Broad City," "The Chris Gethard Show"). $20

Performers
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Jo Firestone

Jo Firestone is a comedian and producer based in Brooklyn, NY. She creates and hosts several alternative comedy shows around the city, including "The Incredible Game Show Showcase," "Punderdome 3000," "Friends of Single People," "Firestone Success Academy," and "The Unexpectashow," among many others. Jo was recently named one of Brooklyn Magazine's 30 Under 30 and one of the Top Up and Coming Comedians on Splitsider. She is a regular... Read More →



Friday January 13, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Doc's Lab 124 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

7:30pm

WorkJuice Improv with Craig Cackowski, Mark Gagliardi, Marc Evan Jackson, Hal Lublin, Annie Savage, Paul F Tompkins, Janet Varney and guest monologist Jean Grae (SOLD OUT)
SF Sketchfest wouldn’t be complete without the WorkJuice Players, and this year is no exception. The cast of perennial favorites will take to the stage, sans scripts, and improvise a show based on monologues by international hip-hop icon Jean Grae. The players have mesmerized audiences around the world and will bring their incredible wit and hilarity to San Francisco for one show only. This is long form improv at its best! $30

This show is sold out. Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/tickets for info. 

Performers
avatar for Craig Cackowski

Craig Cackowski

Craig Cackowski has been seen on your television as a regular cast member on "Drunk History" and as Officer Cackowski on "Community." Other film and television appearances include "Veep," "Newsreaders," "Comedy Bang Bang," "The Mindy Project," "How I Met Your Mother," "Trust Us With Your Life," "Workaholics," "The Kings Of Summer," "21 And Over," and "Year of The Dog." He has been involved with the iO and iO West Theaters as a performer and... Read More →
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Mark Gagliardi

Mark Gagliardi is a WorkJuice Player whose rich baritone voice can be heard in most group songs. He would appear to really enjoy Scotch.
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Jean Grae

Jean Grae is a modern day polymath you may know from being a critically acclaimed, internationally renowned lyricist, performer, writer and producer. Since like… 25 years ago. She’s only 6 now. What a talent. | | Maybe you've seen her on “Night Train with Wyatt Cenac,” “Thrilling Adventure Hour” or “2 Broke Girls.” You might not know her from Marvel comic books, where she punched Deadpool in... Read More →
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Marc Evan Jackson

Marc Evan Jackson is a WorkJuice Player whom you might recognize from The Kings of Summer, 22 Jump Street, Parks & Recreation, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and every other television show in the year 2014. He thinks more is more and that music is easy. | | Also? He's....... from Earth.
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Hal Lublin

In addition to providing a multitude of characters for the Thrilling Adventure Hour, Hal Lublin has provided voices to a number of films, television shows, videogames and commercials. He is one of the featured players and writers on The David Feldman Radio program and podcast, and has performed improv and sketch comedy all over the country. He appears in a series of popular Symantec Videos as Hal, The IT Admin. You can follow him on twitter... Read More →
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Annie Savage

Annie Savage has performed on stage in numerous sketch and improv shows, most notably as a Conservatory Grad from Second City, L.A. She was a troupe member on “National Lampoon’s National Sketch Show Tour” and wrote, produced and starred in the sketch show, “Stupid Annie and her Stupid Friends,” directed by “The Daily Show’s” Wyatt Cenac. For more info, visit anniesavage.com.
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Paul F. Tompkins

Paul F. Tompkins is a comedian and actor. He stars as Dean Rosedragon on Seeso’s "Bajillion Dollar Propertie$" as well as providing the voice of Mr. Peanutbutter for the Netflix animated series "Bojack Horseman." | | He hosts the podcast Spontaneanation on the Earwolf network as well as being a member of the comedic improvisation group Superego. | | For a full list of Mr. Tompkins’ stage, television and film credits, ask your... Read More →
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Janet Varney

Janet is a writer, producer, improviser, and Emmy-nominated actress based in Los Angeles, which is in California, which is in the United States (see globe). She stars in the IFC horror comedy series “Stan Against Evil,” and as Becca on FXX’s “You’re the Worst” and as herself recurring on "@midnight." She hosts the innovative podcast The JV Club (featuring guests including Sarah Silverman, Tig Notaro, Christina Hendricks, and over... Read More →



Friday January 13, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:30pm

How To Be Amazing with Michael Ian Black, with special guest Grace Helbig
In this in-depth, long-form interview show, actor and comedian Michael Ian Black takes listeners into the minds of some of today’s most fascinating celebrities and newsmakers to discuss the process of how they became, well, amazing. Black’s trademark wit and natural inquisitiveness offers a behind-the-scenes viewpoint, along with laugh-out-loud humor and valuable advice from guests who are at the top of their game.

How does someone discover their passion and make it into a successful career? What setbacks, failures and life experiences have molded the career of a thriving entrepreneur or award-winning actress? How does somebody go from being the class clown to head writer for "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon?" Black gets to the core of these questions while offering a unique blend of wry humor and poignant observations making him the perfect host to bridge the gap between present and future public radio listeners.


Now close to 50 interviews, including comedian Amy Schumer; "In The Heights" and "Hamilton" writer and star Lin-Manuel Miranda; "VEEP" producer Frank Rich; head writer for "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" A.D. Miles; Emmy Award-winning actress Megan Mullally; the star of "Better Call Saul," Bob Odenkirk; the editor-in-chief and founder of Rookie, Tavi Gevinson; theoretical physicist Brian Greene; operatic tenor Carl Tanner; Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian; and "Eat, Pray, Love" author Elizabeth Gilbert. More recent episodes have included bestselling author David Sedaris, comedian Jim Gaffigan, founder and editor in chief of FiveThirtyEight Nate Silver, actor John Leguizamo, singer Ingrid Michaelson, Dan Savage, Tim Gunn and more.


How To Be Amazing is brought to you by PRX. $25

Performers
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Michael Ian Black

Michael Ian Black is an actor, comedian, and author who began his career with The State, a sketch comedy troupe he co-created in college, which went on to have a successful run on MTV. Michael then co-created the television shows "Viva Variety," "Stella," and "Michael and Michael Have Issues." For four seasons, he starred as Phil Stubbs on the NBC show "Ed." Michael was heavily featured on VH1's "I Love the..." series. He starred in "Wet Hot... Read More →
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Grace Helbig

Grace Helbig is a comedian, actress and video vlogger. She's the creator and star of “It's Grace” (over 2.9 million subscribers), for which she’s been awarded a Webby. She is also the creator of the IAWTV and Streamy award winning web series "DailyGrace." | | Her film, the superhero reboot “Electra Woman & Dyna Girl”, has just been released on all TVOD services and can be seen as a series on the Fullscreen... Read More →



7:30pm

Judge John Hodgman, with Jesse Thorn and musical guest Sara Watkins
Join bestselling author and self-appointed judge John Hodgman as he listens to real-life disputes and weighs in on such pressing issues as “Is chili a soup or a stew?” This live version of the popular Maximum Fun-produced podcast features Bullseye host and Maximum Fun founder Jesse Thorn. $35 (Note: Ticket price as listed on sfcurran.com includes all service and facility fees)

Performers
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John Hodgman

Before he went on television, John Hodgman was a simple writer, humorist, expert, and Former Professional Literary Agent living in New York City. In this capacity, he has served as the Humor Editor for the New York Times Magazine, frequent contributor to “This American Life,” advice columnist for McSweeney’s, comic book reviewer for the New York Times Book Review, and a freelance journalist specializing in food, culture... Read More →
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Jesse Thorn

Jesse Thorn is the host and producer of Bullseye and Jordan, Jesse, Go!, and the co-host and producer of Judge John Hodgman. He's also the proprietor of MaximumFun.org. | | He founded The Sound of Young America in 2000, while a student at the University of California at Santa Cruz. In 2007, the show began to be distributed by Public Radio International, making Jesse the youngest national host in public radio history. The show became Bullseye... Read More →
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Sara Watkins

In 2012 Nonesuch Records released Sara Watkins’ Sophmore album, Sun Midnight Sun, to critical praise, with USA Today giving the album four stars and calling it “flawless…a gorgeous pop masterpiece,” while The Wrap says “it might be the finest album of the year.” Sun Midnight Sun was produced by Blake Mills and recorded, mixed, and mastered by Shawn Everett at Zeitgeist Studio in Los Angeles. The album... Read More →



Friday January 13, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
The Curran 445 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102

7:30pm

Audible presents Hold On with Eugene Mirman, with guests Marina Franklin, Busy Philipps, Andy Richter and Alice Wetterlund

Often, the very best stories have a moment -- or several moments -- where the audience desperately wishes that they could raise their hand, jump up, and ask the storyteller one question: “UM, WHAT WERE YOU THINKING??!!”

But, of course, that’s not exactly in the cards. Everyone knows that stopping a live performance is rude, weird, and just downright obnoxious.

This new series from Audible takes a different approach. Storytelling aficionado and host Eugene Mirman sits down with special guests and pauses their true, entertaining, and personal stories to get the funny details they might have left out.  $30 21+


Performers
avatar for Marina Franklin

Marina Franklin

Photo credit: Dan Dion | | New-York based Marina Franklin is emerging as one of the hottest comedians in the comedy scene today, with such notable appearances as the movie "Trainwreck," "Conan," season five of "Louie," "The Jim Gaffigan Show," Showtime’s "Women Who Kill," and "Chappelle’s Show." | | She is a favorite in comedy festivals across the world, like Melbourne Comedy Festival, Scotland's Glasgow Comedy Festival, BBC's... Read More →
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Eugene Mirman

Brooklyn resident Eugene Mirman escaped the clutches of Russian communism at the age of four when his family immigrated from Moscow to Lexington, MA (where along with Paul Revere and John Adams he kicked off the American revolution). He attended Hampshire College and designed his own major of Comedy – doing a one-hour standup act as his thesis (for which he was made fun of, don’t worry). | | Eugene currently stars as the voice of... Read More →
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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 beloved tv series "Freaks and Geeks," "Dawson's Creek," "ER," "Cougar Town," and "Vice Principals," and for standout roles in films like "Made of Honor" and... Read More →
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Andy Richter

Actor and writer, Andy Richter, returned to his role as announcer and sidekick to Conan O’Brien on the show, "Conan," when it premiered on November 8, 2010. Richter rose to fame in 1993 as O’Brien’s sidekick on "Late Night with Conan O’Brien" and reprised this role on "The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien," which premiered June 1, 2009. In addition to numerous primetime guest-starring roles, Richter starred in the... Read More →
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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. She was a New Face for the 2013 Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and was on the official line up for FOX’s 2013 Night of Comedy.  Her... Read More →



Friday January 13, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

7:30pm

Jena Friedman: American C*nt
Jena Friedman is a comedian 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 work has been featured in New York Magazine, Vice, Newsweek, Glamour, Time, The Wall Street Journal, Salon, Gawker and on CBS, MSNBC and Comedy Central. Jena recently released her hour special “American C*nt” which you can watch now on Seeso. 

Performers
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Jena Friedman

Jena Friedman is a comedian 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 work has been featured in New York Magazine, Vice, Newsweek, Glamour, Time, The Wall Street Journal, Salon, Gawker and on CBS, MSNBC and Comedy Central. Jena recently released her hour special “American C*nt” which you can watch now on Seeso.  | | "A... Read More →



Friday January 13, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Doc's Lab 124 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

7:30pm

Night Train with Wyatt Cenac with Steve Agee, Marina Franklin, Bobcat Goldthwait, Claudia O'Doherty and DJ Donwill (SOLD OUT)
Hosted by Brooklyn-based comedy favorite Wyatt Cenac ("The Daily Show," "King of the Hill"), Night Train comes to SF Sketchfest from its New York home for a special night of comedy with some of the best comedians of the moment. Night Train is also now a series on Seeso! Check out Wyatt's hour-long special "Wyatt Cenac: Brooklyn," available on Netflix, and his current starring role on "People of Earth," executive produced by Conan O'Brien and Greg Daniels, airing on TBS. $30

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

Performers
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Steve Agee

Steve is best known for playing Steve Myron on Comedy Central’s "The Sarah Silverman Program" and Outside Dave on Fox’s "New Girl." Prior to that, Steve was a writer for ABC’s "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and MTV’s "The Andy Milonakis Show." More recently, Steve has made appearances on "Community," "2 Broke Girls," "Happy Endings," "Childrens Hospital," and done voice over for "Bob’s Burgers," "Adventure Time" and "The Cleveland Show."
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Wyatt Cenac

Grammy nominated NY-based stand-up comedian Wyatt Cenac is also an Emmy and WGA Award winning performer, writer, and producer. Armed with an “attentive, inquisitive perspective” (AV Club) and an “hilariously understated style” (Paste Magazine), he has become a favorite of audiences and critics alike. | | On February 26th, 2016, A Special Thing Records released Wyatt’s third comedy album Furry Dumb Fighter... Read More →
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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 week tonight with John Oliver and Buzzfeed’s Another Round podcast to name a few. | Comedy is something he is passionate about as well, and alongside Wyatt Cenac he... Read More →
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Marina Franklin

Photo credit: Dan Dion | | New-York based Marina Franklin is emerging as one of the hottest comedians in the comedy scene today, with such notable appearances as the movie "Trainwreck," "Conan," season five of "Louie," "The Jim Gaffigan Show," Showtime’s "Women Who Kill," and "Chappelle’s Show." | | She is a favorite in comedy festivals across the world, like Melbourne Comedy Festival, Scotland's Glasgow Comedy Festival, BBC's... Read More →
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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 stand-up special features riffs on politics, divorce, going broke, and his career as a director of film and TV. The genre-defying "Police Academy" alum returns with... Read More →
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Claudia O'Doherty

Australian comedian, actress and writer Claudia O'Doherty is a series regular on the Netflix original series "Love," executive produced by Judd Apatow, and a writer/performer on season four of Comedy Central's "Inside Amy Schumer." Her other acting credits include the movie "Trainwreck," and guest star parts on "Kroll Show," "Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail," and "Comedy Bang! Bang!" She also lent her voice to the HBO animated series... Read More →



Friday January 13, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

8:00pm

7 Minutes in Purgatory with Ian Abramson and guests Alex & Jude, Joel Kim Booster, Dave Hill, Joyelle Nicole Johnson, Seaton Smith, Brent Weinbach, Ahamed Weinberg and Alice Wetterlund
7 Minutes in Purgatory challenges comedians to perform directly to a camera alone in a soundproof room, while audience members watch a live feed in another room. This social experiment/comedy show offers a chance to watch performers hilariously and awkwardly attempt to do their act without the benefit of audience feedback. The show, which was described by the Laugh Button as "one of the coolest and most creative additions to the comedy world," is a Comedy Central digital series and has appeared at festivals like Moontower, Bridgetown, The Onion & AV Club's 2nd & 3rd Annual 26th Annual Comedy Festival, Just For Laughs, High Plains, RIOT LA, and the New York Comedy Festival. $20

Performers
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Ian Abramson

Ian Abramson is from Moreno Valley, California, where he learned to walk, read, and drive, but not in that order. His stand-up is a mix of precise wordplay, longer emotionally absurd jokes, and larger conceptual pieces. In 2014 Chicago Magazine named Ian “Best Experimental Comedian” and also listed him in a separate article as one of the “16 Comedians You Should See This Fall.” In 2015 Ian was LA Weekly’s Best... Read More →
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Joel Kim Booster

Joel Kim Booster is a Chicago bred, Brooklyn based comedian, writer and playwright. Born in Seoul, South Korea, Joel was adopted at a young age and moved to the southwest suburbs of Chicago. Both homeschooled and evangelical, Joel has read the bible literally dozens of times, but has no idea where the state of Oregon is on a map. As a comedian he has appeared on "Conan," Logo, MTV and "The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail" on Comedy Central. His... Read More →
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Dave Hill

Host of the new “The Goddamn Dave Hill Show” on WFMU, author of "Tasteful Nudes," and a contributor to "This American Life," comedian and face-melting guitarist Dave Hill has been a fixture for years in the New York alt-comedy scene. He has appeared on MTV, Comedy Central, BBC-America, VH1, Adult Swim, Sundance Channel, TLC, Current TV and Spike TV networks, and has written for New York Times, GQ, Salon, VICE, McSweeney's, HBO, Blender, the... Read More →
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Joyelle Nicole Johnson

Joyelle Nicole’s career kicked into gear when she was chosen as a semifinalist in Vancouver for NBC’s “Stand Up for Diversity.” Which led to her being chosen as a finalist in the competition in Los Angeles, CA. Additionally, she was handpicked by her idol, Dave Chappelle, to open for him in both Little Rock, AR and Atlanta, GA. Honored to be a reliable opener, Joyelle has had consistent road gigs with such names as... Read More →
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Alex & Jude

Alex & Jude is a lounge-style stand-up/sketch duo that lives somewhere between "Pee Wee's Playhouse" and "Jackass." They use risk, spectacle and real life pain to make comedy, often at the other’s expense. They are a snake eating its own tail, a hurdler setting up his own hurdles, a baker putting himself in the oven and setting it to 420 degrees. Alex & Jude are committed to the audience’s entertainment, even if it kills... Read More →
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Seaton Smith

Seaton Smith is a comedian and actor. In late 2014, Seaton made his television debut as ‘Motif’ on Fox's "Mulaney." | | Soon after, in 2015, he had a breakout performance on "Late Night with Seth Meyers." He later appeared on "Inside Amy Schumer" and the fifth season of HBO's "Girls." He is a regular on Comedy Central's "Nightly Show." | | Vulture named him one of the 50 comedians you should know in 2015; "He's bursting with energy in... Read More →
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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 as the cult web series, Pound House. Brent has appeared on "Conan," "Lopez Tonight," Comedy Central ("The Meltdown," "@midnight," "Kroll Show," "Another Period"), IFC... Read More →
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Ahamed Weinberg

Ahamed Weinberg is a comedian, writer, and producer from Philadelphia. Ahamed has performed in clubs and festivals including Just For Laughs as a 2016 New Face, RIOT LA, and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival. Besides appearing nightly at the best clubs and alternative shows in current home Los Angeles, he also helped produce "Comedy Bang! Bang!" for IFC and “With Bob and David” on Netflix.
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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. She was a New Face for the 2013 Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and was on the official line up for FOX’s 2013 Night of Comedy.  Her... Read More →



Friday January 13, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Ahmed Bharoocha & Sam Jay, Hosted by Drew Platt
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.

Ahmed Bharoocha is a stand-up comedian, actor, and member of the sketch comedy group, Dead Kevin. Ahmed released his first Comedy Central Half Hour Special in 2016 and performed stand-up on TBS’ “Conan,” Comedy Central’s “Adam Devine’s House Party,” and at Montreal's Just For Laughs Comedy Festival as part of the “New Faces Unrepresented” showcase.

Comedian Sam Jay hails from Boston and the African American lesbian is creating a buzz in the comedy scene with her new, refreshing perspective. Sam Jay is featured on season 3 of Comedy Central’s “The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail”. In 2015, she was named to the Comedy Central Comics to Watch list in which she was invited to perform at the renowned New York Comedy Festival. She has also performed at festivals across the US, including Portland’s Bridgetown Festival, The Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival and Boston’s Women In Comedy Festival. Opening for powerhouse acts like Hannibal Buress and Dave Attell, she has established herself as a rising star. Her fresh, unique and warm approach makes Sam Jay a comedian worth seeing and one you will be talking about long after you do. She currently lives in Los Angeles. $22


Due to a change in her production schedule, Gina Brillon will no longer be appearing. 

Performers
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Ahmed Bharoocha

Ahmed Bharoocha is a stand-up comedian, actor, and member of the sketch comedy group, Dead Kevin. Ahmed released his first Comedy Central Half Hour Special in 2016 and performed stand-up on TBS’ “Conan,” Comedy Central’s “Adam Devine’s House Party,” and at Montreal's Just For Laughs Comedy Festival as part of the “New Faces Unrepresented” showcase. His sketch comedy group, Dead Kevin, has been... Read More →
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Sam Jay

Comedian Sam Jay hails from Boston and the African American lesbian is creating a buzz in the comedy scene with her new, refreshing perspective. Sam Jay is featured on season 3 of Comedy Central’s “The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail”. In 2015, she was named to the Comedy Central Comics to Watch list in which she was invited to perform at the renowned New York Comedy Festival. She has also performed at festivals across the US... Read More →
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Drew Platt

Drew Platt is a standup comic from South Mississippi who started doing comedy in New Orleans. After doing several festivals in the south including SXSW and Fun, Fun, Fun Fest he moved to San Francisco where he's performed at some of the countries best comedy clubs, including The Punchline, Cobb's Comedy Club and Doc's Lab. Drew has opened for comedians such as Louis C.K., Saturday Night Live's Darrell Hammond, Kyle Kinane and many more.



8:00pm

Talkies with George Chen, Jesse Elias, Vanessa Gonzalez, Courtney Karwal, Aviva Siegel, Land Smith, Nick Stargu, Scott Vermeire and Your Pal Gordo
Talkies is San Francisco’s best unconventional, experimental, and multi-media live comedy event! Every first Friday at the Little Roxie theater 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

Performers
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George Chen

George Chen was a musician, writer, and event organizer before finding a place in standup comedy. The past few years have seen him establishing the beloved weekly showcase Cynic Cave at Lost Weekend Video in San Francisco. The anachronistic video store is also home to the monthly multimedia comedy show Talkies. | | In addition to these regular appearances, throughout 2013 George performed at Holy Fuck, SF Sketchfest, Savage Henry Independent... Read More →
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Jesse Elias

Jesse Elias is a comedian from San Francisco currently doing things. Shortly after moving to Los Angeles he was named among LA’s top ten new comics by Splitsider.com. In the same year he made his stand-up TV debut on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (2015). He’s performed in festivals like SF Sketchfest, Outside Lands, and Bridgetown. In 2014 he was selected for the New Faces showcase at Just For Laughs Montreal, where he was named a highlight by The... Read More →
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Vanessa Gonzalez

Vanessa Gonzalez is a comedian based out of Austin, TX. She has toured the country with her critically acclaimed solo shows and has been featured in many comedy festivals. In 2016, she won 3rd place out of 200 comics in The Funniest Person in Austin Contest. When she’s not touring, you can catch her with her comedy partner, Micheal Foulk, in "This is HANDBOMB" every Tuesday @ 8pm at The New Movement. 
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Your Pal Gordo

Your pal Gordo is so thankful for your support! Thanks a lot, you! When we became friends, never in a million years did I think you would be this supportive. But here we are, being supporty. A true friend would also visit him on his website, theghostwave.com you are a true friend, aren't you?
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Courtney Karwal

Courtney Karwal is a Comedian originally from Seattle, WA, but lives in Los Angeles. She is the co-creator of a new Funny or Die web series, Check Your Surroundings.    | | Courtney has written sketches for Comedy Central and co-hosts a monthly stand up show called, Ha-Fidelity. She is also the host of a new LA favorite, Stand Up Hawaii; a stand up show featuring the 50 states of America. Other than that, she performs regularly in LA... 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 Roxie, Witches’ Brew at Black Hammer Brewing, and YETI! in Oakland. Her comedy’s been featured in SF Sketchfest, The Nevada City Film Festival, Heeb Magazine, and on NPR.
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Land Smith

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 Art Museum, SF Sketchfest 2013, and is a co-producer of the multimedia comedy show Talkies. | | "Land Smith is really going places, comedy-wise." | | "Everybody... Read More →
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Nick Stargu

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 Outside Lands, San Francisco Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival and more! He most recently appeared on the TV show “Flophouse” on Viceland and as a host on NBC's show "The Guest List" on Seeso. And he’s opened for Devo!  | | Nick also performs as Imaginary Radio with... 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 has been featured in The Washington Post, The Onion, KQED, and KTVU.  Scott has performed at SFMOMA, YBCA, SF Sketchfest, The Independent SF, and Tomorrow... Read More →



Friday January 13, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm

The Setup with Abhay Nadkarni and Richard Sarvate and guests Billy Anderson, David Heti, Christan Leonard, Sara June and Yusef Roach (SOLD OUT)
The Setup features established comedians from around the country as well as local up-and-coming stars. Their goal is to provide a truly raw alternative experience. San Francisco is known for indulging and incubating the absurd whims, oddities, and genius of the freaks who call it home. Think Lenny Bruce, Robin Williams, Jefferson Airplane. $15

This show is sold out. Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/tickets for info. 

Performers
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Billy Anderson

Born in Texas and raised in Augusta, Georgia – Billy Anderson is stand-up comedian currently living in Seattle, Washington. He’s been seen regionally at SketchFest Seattle, The Washington Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot and was a semi-finalist in the 35th annual Seattle International Comedy Competition. Outside of the Northwest, Billy has written for Cracked.Com, performed in the Redwood Comedy Festival, LaLaFest Los Angeles, San... Read More →
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David Heti

David Heti has been called "nihilistic and death-dark" (The Comedy Network) and "outlandishly harsh and thought-provoking" (Exclaim). He has degrees in Philosophy and Law and has worked in the bioethics department of a children's hospital. In 2015 his album "It was okay" was picked up by Stand Up! Records and now most of his stuff is in New York. | David has performed at JFL42, Hell Yes Fest (New Orleans), the Dark Comedy Festival (Toronto) and... Read More →
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Sara June

Sara June is a comedian based in Los Angeles. She’s performed at Fun Fun Fun Fest, the San Francisco Comedy Competition and Riot LA; she also makes surreal sketch videos, which you can watch on heysarajune.com.
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Christan Leonard

Christan Leonard is a writer, filmmaker and stand-up comedian from Seattle, WA. She has performed at the Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival, Seattle Sketchfest, the Crom West Comedy Festival, took third in the 2015 She-Devil Comedy Festival in New York City and was the recipient of the 2015 Whistler Writers Festival Comedy Writing Award. She is a producer and writer for the web series Northern Belles which was recently selected for the 2016... Read More →
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Abhay Nadkarni

Abhay 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 experiences as an immigrant in the US. He's been on SF Sketchfest and is the co-creator of the Desi Comedy Fest- the largest south asian comedy festival in America. He also runs The Setup, voted one of... Read More →
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Yusef Roach

Yusef started performing comedy in January 2013 and has since taken nothing by storm. He can occasionally be seen in Austin, TX at the Velveeta Room, the New Movement Theater or Cap City Comedy Club. | | He has performed on 2016's Bridgetown Comedy Festival (PDX), 2014's and 2015's Hell Yes Fest (NOLA), 2015's Out of Bounds festival (ATX). And 2014's SLC Comedy Carnivale (UT).
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Richard Sarvate

Richard Sarvate is a San Francisco based comedian with an alternative sense of humor. He is Indian, though his last name was butchered during an immigration debacle. His act consists of quirky observations, impressions, and surreal one-man sketches. He may be described as a “comic’s comic”. His jokes range from silly imaginings about a taqueria that serves fortune churros, to deep and introspective subjects like his... Read More →



Friday January 13, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Brava Studio Theater 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

9:00pm

PianoFight Showcase: Duchess Riot, J Names and OSFUG: The Fast Fuckin' Sketch Show, Hosted by Jake Mattera (SOLD OUT)
SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! $15

This show is sold out. Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/tickets for info. 

Performers
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Jake Mattera

Jake Mattera is a stand-up comedian based in Philadelphia. He has performed in sketches that have appeared on CONAN, and he has also written parody songs for the popular morning radio program, “The Preston and Steve Show”. Jake was selected as a finalist in Helium Comedy’s 2014 Philly’s Phunniest competition and selected as semi-finalist in 2015 and 2016. 
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J Names

If you were to make a top-ten list of the best Improvisors in Portland, coincidentally (or not so coincidentally) most of the names on that list are J Names. This group is made up of Michael Jordan’s from every comedy theater in Portland. J Names came out as a record setter on the competitive show Friday Night Fights and has never slowed: Vancouver International Improv Festival, San Diego Improv Festival, Seattle Festival of Improvised... Read More →
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Duchess Riot

Bold, fearless, & off the cuff, LA's hottest comedy troupe is all-female & all-funny! Duchess Riot began in 2010 as a short form improv group. Since then, the Duchesses have expanded their unique brand of comedy from improv into sketches, web shorts, web series, short film and a feature film that is currently in the works. Their residency shows including their monthly sketch show, "Diet Riot", and a long-form monthly improv show, "Riot... Read More →
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OSFUG: The Fast Fuckin' Sketch Show

OSFUG is the split second after your body dies but before your brain has shut down - ten thousand lightning bolts of pure chemical color rushing through your fraying veins into your exploding heart. It's another lifetime flashing before your eyes and it's over before you know it. We write and perform fast fuckin' sketches that are bold, strange and silly. We cram more excitement and comedy into a half hour than scientists thought possible. Our... Read More →



Friday January 13, 2017 9:00pm - 10:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

10:00pm

Brew HaHa: The Comedy Show Drinking Game with Ian Abramson, Ahmed Bharoocha, Dave Hill, Ahamed Weinberg and Paige Weldon, hosted by Brad Silnutzer, with Marissa Gallant, Aaron Black and Jimmy the Bartender (SOLD OUT)
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." $20

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

Performers
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Ian Abramson

Ian Abramson is from Moreno Valley, California, where he learned to walk, read, and drive, but not in that order. His stand-up is a mix of precise wordplay, longer emotionally absurd jokes, and larger conceptual pieces. In 2014 Chicago Magazine named Ian “Best Experimental Comedian” and also listed him in a separate article as one of the “16 Comedians You Should See This Fall.” In 2015 Ian was LA Weekly’s Best... Read More →
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Jimmy 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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Ahmed Bharoocha

Ahmed Bharoocha is a stand-up comedian, actor, and member of the sketch comedy group, Dead Kevin. Ahmed released his first Comedy Central Half Hour Special in 2016 and performed stand-up on TBS’ “Conan,” Comedy Central’s “Adam Devine’s House Party,” and at Montreal's Just For Laughs Comedy Festival as part of the “New Faces Unrepresented” showcase. His sketch comedy group, Dead Kevin, has been... Read More →
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Aaron Black

Aaron Black is a stand up comedian, sketch comedy artist (and I stress the word artist), and Brad's roommate and confidant. Aaron is designated team bitch, he does what he's told and is very loyal. Aaron will answer direct yes or no questions but don't make eye contact with him for too long, puts him on edge.
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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. 
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Dave Hill

Host of the new “The Goddamn Dave Hill Show” on WFMU, author of "Tasteful Nudes," and a contributor to "This American Life," comedian and face-melting guitarist Dave Hill has been a fixture for years in the New York alt-comedy scene. He has appeared on MTV, Comedy Central, BBC-America, VH1, Adult Swim, Sundance Channel, TLC, Current TV and Spike TV networks, and has written for New York Times, GQ, Salon, VICE, McSweeney's, HBO, Blender, the... 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 at MTV with JASH producing. Brad has written for shows such as "Penn and Teller: Fool Us" for CW, "Talent Overload" for Verizon Go90, and "The Hook Up" for MTV. He... Read More →
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Ahamed Weinberg

Ahamed Weinberg is a comedian, writer, and producer from Philadelphia. Ahamed has performed in clubs and festivals including Just For Laughs as a 2016 New Face, RIOT LA, and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival. Besides appearing nightly at the best clubs and alternative shows in current home Los Angeles, he also helped produce "Comedy Bang! Bang!" for IFC and “With Bob and David” on Netflix.
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Paige Weldon

Paige Weldon is a comedian based in LA! She is also co-founder of the online comedy magazine The Higgs Weldon, an artist on Jonah Ray's Literally Figurative Records and an author for The Devastator. You may know her stand-up from shows like the Meltdown or Hot Tub, or comedy festivals like Bridgetown, Riot LA or SF Sketchfest, or not at all, in which case she’s very happy to meet you! You can also find her on Hulu's "Coming to the Stage... Read More →



Friday January 13, 2017 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Doc's Lab 124 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

10:00pm

Wheels Off with Rhett Miller and guests Robert Mailer Anderson, Paul F Tompkins and more
Returning for its fourth consecutive year, Wheels Off: The Rhett Miller Show features Rhett Miller (Old 97s) and his all-star friends. Modeled after old-school variety shows, Wheels Off features music, comedy, a little bit of discussion, and maybe even a skit here and there. $30 21+

Performers
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Robert Mailer Anderson

Robert Mailer Anderson was born in San Francisco and is a 7th generation native “Californio.” He is the author of the best-selling novel “Boonville” and the play “The Death of Teddy Ballgame,” co-writer/producer of the film “PIG HUNT,” and a contributor to The Anderson Valley Advertiser Since since the age of fifteen. His writing has appeared in San Francisco Noir, Zyzzyva, Christopher Street... Read More →
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Rhett Miller

Rhett Miller is the front man and main songwriter of the hard-charging rock ‘n’ roll quartet the Old 97’s, as well as an accomplished solo artist. In addition to his nine studio albums with the 97’s (most recently The Grand Theatre Volume One and The Grand Theatre Vol. 2 in 2011), he has released four solo albums; 1989’s Mythologies, 2002’s The Instigator, 2006’s The Believer, and 2009’s Rhett Miller. Miller is set to release... Read More →
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Paul F. Tompkins

Paul F. Tompkins is a comedian and actor. He stars as Dean Rosedragon on Seeso’s "Bajillion Dollar Propertie$" as well as providing the voice of Mr. Peanutbutter for the Netflix animated series "Bojack Horseman." | | He hosts the podcast Spontaneanation on the Earwolf network as well as being a member of the comedic improvisation group Superego. | | For a full list of Mr. Tompkins’ stage, television and film credits, ask your... Read More →



Friday January 13, 2017 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

10:00pm

Kevin McDonald's Kevin McDonald Show with special guests John Roderick, Michael Showalter and more (SOLD OUT)
Kevin McDonald-- yes, THAT Kevin McDonald, of the world famous Kids In The Hall-- will perform a live old-school variety hour that features famous friends, musical acts, new sketches, and uninhibited tomfoolery! The only thing you can expect is the unexpec…ialidocious! $25

This show is sold out. Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/tickets for info. 

Performers
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Kevin McDonald

Comedian, actor, writer and director Kevin McDonald founded “The Kids in the Hall” with friend Dave Foley, after they met in Toronto at Second City, and the television series ran from 1988-1995. In the troupe's television series and stage shows, he portrays several popular recurring characters, such as the King of Empty Promises, Sir Simon Milligan, and Jerry Sizzler. McDonald went on to appear in a variety of films including Boy Meets... Read More →
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John Roderick

John Roderick is the songwriter and singer/guitarist of The Long Winters, forming the band from a mound of clay back in 2001. Widely acclaimed as one of America’s preeminent artists, credited with resurrecting Seattle’s moribund music scene and bringing new life to the rock genre, John also writes his own press bios. A central figure in the Northwest music community, John nevertheless maintains his outsider status by being both dangerously... Read More →
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Michael Showalter

Michael Showalter co-wrote and directed the SXSW Audience Award-winning film “Hello, My Name Is Doris” starring Sally Field and directed "The Big Sick" starring Kumail Nanjiani. He’s a founding member of the comedy groups The State and Stella. Other film credits include “The Baxter,” “Wet Hot American Summer” and “They Came Together.” Michael has co-created numerous television projects... Read More →



Friday January 13, 2017 10:00pm - 11:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

10:00pm

Crabapples with Bobcat Goldthwait and Caitlin Gill and guests Steve Agee, Meatball, Natasha Muse and Brent Weinbach
Crabapples brings together the comedians that Bobcat and Caitlin admire and love to watch. Because Bopscat and Claitfub came up in different eras and in different scenes, the show is full of comics you've known and loved for years, and the comics you will learn about and love for years to come. Bibconch and Cokezero invite you to join the party every week at the Hollywood Improv Lab. LA Weekly calls Crabapples "a variety circus of nontraditional locals and out-of-town pals who proudly rally around a certain freak-flag mentality." $25

Performers
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Steve Agee

Steve is best known for playing Steve Myron on Comedy Central’s "The Sarah Silverman Program" and Outside Dave on Fox’s "New Girl." Prior to that, Steve was a writer for ABC’s "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and MTV’s "The Andy Milonakis Show." More recently, Steve has made appearances on "Community," "2 Broke Girls," "Happy Endings," "Childrens Hospital," and done voice over for "Bob’s Burgers," "Adventure Time" and "The Cleveland Show."
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Caitlin Gill

People are talking about Caitlin Gill. Most of what they’re saying has to do with how funny she is. | | Caitlin was a performer at the Outside Lands Festival in 2012, she has been in SF Sketchfest every year since 2007, performed in the Vancouver Global Comedy Fest, was host of the 2009 SF Women’s Comedy Competition and The Ladies Room Open Mic and Showcase. Her writing has been featured in a Believer Magazine project for 826LA. She has... Read More →
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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 stand-up special features riffs on politics, divorce, going broke, and his career as a director of film and TV. The genre-defying "Police Academy" alum returns with... Read More →
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Meatball

Meatball is tasty. A Los Angeles Based drag queen and comedian, she is best known in L.A. as the drag terrorist, and best known nationally as a recent contestant on Dragula: The Search for the Worlds Next Supermonster. Meatball loves her fans, and kindly requests that you please send nudes.
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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 2016 they upgraded her to an “Artist to Watch.” Natasha features at the SF Punchline and Cobb’s Comedy Club, and has worked with such... Read More →
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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 as the cult web series, Pound House. Brent has appeared on "Conan," "Lopez Tonight," Comedy Central ("The Meltdown," "@midnight," "Kroll Show," "Another Period"), IFC... Read More →



Friday January 13, 2017 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:15pm

Improv Showcase with Orange Tuxedo with Carla and Craig Cackowski, Peach Pit and The Reckoning, Hosted by Christan Leonard (SOLD OUT)
SF Sketchfest presents a night of improv, headlined by Orange Tuxedo with Carla and Craig Cackowski! With veteran Los Angeles improv team The Reckoning and locals Peach Pit, hosted by Christan Leonard. $15

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

Performers
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Carla Cackowski

Carla Cackowski is an actor and writer currently living in the mostly fun city of Los Angeles. She is a graduate of The Second City LA, Upright Citizens Brigade, and iO West (formerly Improv Olympic) and has played on Mainstage improv teams at all three theaters. She toured the Caribbean, Canada, Alaska, and Europe performing with The Second City aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines. She has performed in lots of festivals, like -- the San Fran... Read More →
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Craig Cackowski

Craig Cackowski has been seen on your television as a regular cast member on "Drunk History" and as Officer Cackowski on "Community." Other film and television appearances include "Veep," "Newsreaders," "Comedy Bang Bang," "The Mindy Project," "How I Met Your Mother," "Trust Us With Your Life," "Workaholics," "The Kings Of Summer," "21 And Over," and "Year of The Dog." He has been involved with the iO and iO West Theaters as a performer and... Read More →
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Christan Leonard

Christan Leonard is a writer, filmmaker and stand-up comedian from Seattle, WA. She has performed at the Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival, Seattle Sketchfest, the Crom West Comedy Festival, took third in the 2015 She-Devil Comedy Festival in New York City and was the recipient of the 2015 Whistler Writers Festival Comedy Writing Award. She is a producer and writer for the web series Northern Belles which was recently selected for the 2016... Read More →
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Peach Pit

Peach Pit is Casey Busher, Jess Marinelli, Jess Matthews, Rocio Mancia, Stacie Blanke, and the friendly ghost of Sarah Shoemaker. They met through Leela. Peach Pit is also the gnarled core of one of nature's finest fruits. It contains nonlethal levels of cyanide.
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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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Orange Tuxedo

Orange Tuxedo is a two person improv show from a husband and wife team who, collectively, have been doing improv for seven hundred years. In this show, they aim to create grounded relationships, formed by eccentric characters. Craig teaches improvisation at iO West, Carla teaches at The Second City in Hollywood. If you like comedy, you may have seen Craig wear various mustaches and costume pieces on Comedy Central’s "Drunk History." If you like... Read More →


Friday January 13, 2017 10:15pm - 11:45pm
Brava Studio Theater 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:15pm

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Ahmed Bharoocha & Sam Jay, Hosted by Drew Platt
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.

Ahmed Bharoocha is a stand-up comedian, actor, and member of the sketch comedy group, Dead Kevin. Ahmed released his first Comedy Central Half Hour Special in 2016 and performed stand-up on TBS’ “Conan,” Comedy Central’s “Adam Devine’s House Party,” and at Montreal's Just For Laughs Comedy Festival as part of the “New Faces Unrepresented” showcase.

Comedian Sam Jay hails from Boston and the African American lesbian is creating a buzz in the comedy scene with her new, refreshing perspective. Sam Jay is featured on season 3 of Comedy Central’s “The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail”. In 2015, she was named to the Comedy Central Comics to Watch list in which she was invited to perform at the renowned New York Comedy Festival. She has also performed at festivals across the US, including Portland’s Bridgetown Festival, The Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival and Boston’s Women In Comedy Festival. Opening for powerhouse acts like Hannibal Buress and Dave Attell, she has established herself as a rising star. Her fresh, unique and warm approach makes Sam Jay a comedian worth seeing and one you will be talking about long after you do. She currently lives in Los Angeles. $22


Due to a change in her production schedule, Gina Brillon will no longer be appearing. 

Performers
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Ahmed Bharoocha

Ahmed Bharoocha is a stand-up comedian, actor, and member of the sketch comedy group, Dead Kevin. Ahmed released his first Comedy Central Half Hour Special in 2016 and performed stand-up on TBS’ “Conan,” Comedy Central’s “Adam Devine’s House Party,” and at Montreal's Just For Laughs Comedy Festival as part of the “New Faces Unrepresented” showcase. His sketch comedy group, Dead Kevin, has been... Read More →
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Sam Jay

Comedian Sam Jay hails from Boston and the African American lesbian is creating a buzz in the comedy scene with her new, refreshing perspective. Sam Jay is featured on season 3 of Comedy Central’s “The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail”. In 2015, she was named to the Comedy Central Comics to Watch list in which she was invited to perform at the renowned New York Comedy Festival. She has also performed at festivals across the US... Read More →
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Drew Platt

Drew Platt is a standup comic from South Mississippi who started doing comedy in New Orleans. After doing several festivals in the south including SXSW and Fun, Fun, Fun Fest he moved to San Francisco where he's performed at some of the countries best comedy clubs, including The Punchline, Cobb's Comedy Club and Doc's Lab. Drew has opened for comedians such as Louis C.K., Saturday Night Live's Darrell Hammond, Kyle Kinane and many more.



Friday January 13, 2017 10:15pm - 11:45pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

10:30pm

Night Train with Wyatt Cenac with Joel Kim Booster, Joyelle Nicole Johnson, Natasha Muse, Seaton Smith and DJ Donwill
Hosted by Brooklyn-based comedy favorite Wyatt Cenac (The Daily Show, King of the Hill), Night Train comes to SF Sketchfest from its New York home for a special night of comedy with some of the best comedians of the moment. Night Train is also now a series on Seeso! Check out Wyatt's hour-long special "Wyatt Cenac: Brooklyn," available on Netflix, and his current starring role on "People of Earth," executive produced by Conan O'Brien and Greg Daniels, airing on TBS. $30

Performers
avatar for Joel Kim Booster

Joel Kim Booster

Joel Kim Booster is a Chicago bred, Brooklyn based comedian, writer and playwright. Born in Seoul, South Korea, Joel was adopted at a young age and moved to the southwest suburbs of Chicago. Both homeschooled and evangelical, Joel has read the bible literally dozens of times, but has no idea where the state of Oregon is on a map. As a comedian he has appeared on "Conan," Logo, MTV and "The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail" on Comedy Central. His... Read More →
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Wyatt Cenac

Grammy nominated NY-based stand-up comedian Wyatt Cenac is also an Emmy and WGA Award winning performer, writer, and producer. Armed with an “attentive, inquisitive perspective” (AV Club) and an “hilariously understated style” (Paste Magazine), he has become a favorite of audiences and critics alike. | | On February 26th, 2016, A Special Thing Records released Wyatt’s third comedy album Furry Dumb Fighter... Read More →
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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 week tonight with John Oliver and Buzzfeed’s Another Round podcast to name a few. | Comedy is something he is passionate about as well, and alongside Wyatt Cenac he... Read More →
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Joyelle Nicole Johnson

Joyelle Nicole’s career kicked into gear when she was chosen as a semifinalist in Vancouver for NBC’s “Stand Up for Diversity.” Which led to her being chosen as a finalist in the competition in Los Angeles, CA. Additionally, she was handpicked by her idol, Dave Chappelle, to open for him in both Little Rock, AR and Atlanta, GA. Honored to be a reliable opener, Joyelle has had consistent road gigs with such names as... 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 2016 they upgraded her to an “Artist to Watch.” Natasha features at the SF Punchline and Cobb’s Comedy Club, and has worked with such... Read More →
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Seaton Smith

Seaton Smith is a comedian and actor. In late 2014, Seaton made his television debut as ‘Motif’ on Fox's "Mulaney." | | Soon after, in 2015, he had a breakout performance on "Late Night with Seth Meyers." He later appeared on "Inside Amy Schumer" and the fifth season of HBO's "Girls." He is a regular on Comedy Central's "Nightly Show." | | Vulture named him one of the 50 comedians you should know in 2015; "He's bursting with energy in... Read More →



Friday January 13, 2017 10:30pm - 11:59pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

11:00pm

PianoFight Showcase: The Executives, Granny Cart Gangstas and J Names, Hosted by Deira Bowie (SOLD OUT)
SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! $15

This show is sold out. Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/tickets for info. 

Performers
avatar for Deira Bowie

Deira Bowie

Deira Bowie is a stand-up comedian hailing from Melbourne, Australia. Three years ago she left her job as a high school teacher to set her sights on a new life in America. Often referred to as 'confusingly happy' and 'not quiet as entertaining as an otter' Deira performs frequently at Fly Ass Jokes and 7 on 7 at the Brody Theatre and is a regular host at the Fun House in Portland. Deira is a one time winner of the Comedy Bull and a guest on rad... Read More →
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The Executives

The Executives are business in the front, party literally everywhere else, even the front. Their physical, thoughtful, follow-the-fun comedic energy celebrates genre bending, the zeitgeist, body slamming and sometimes bodily functions. The Executives hope to bring you original sketch comedy that will eventually get you sent to the same white collar prison Martha Stewart went to.
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Granny Cart Gangstas

Granny Cart Gangstas is the only all women Asian American sketch comedy troupe in the nation (or at least, as far as we know of). GCG collective writes, improvise, act and produce their own sketch shows, which range from absurd to political. They are a no holds barred, scream at your face, and thought provoking in their brand of comedy.
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J Names

If you were to make a top-ten list of the best Improvisors in Portland, coincidentally (or not so coincidentally) most of the names on that list are J Names. This group is made up of Michael Jordan’s from every comedy theater in Portland. J Names came out as a record setter on the competitive show Friday Night Fights and has never slowed: Vancouver International Improv Festival, San Diego Improv Festival, Seattle Festival of Improvised... Read More →



Friday January 13, 2017 11:00pm - Saturday January 14, 2017 12:30am
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Saturday, January 14
 

10:00am

How To Improvise Like a Married Couple: Improv workshop with Craig and Carla Cackowski
This workshop is for established two-person improv groups, or those looking to become established! Craig and Carla Cackowski perform as the duo Orange Tuxedo in Los Angeles and all over the world. Students will join the class as pairs and over the course of this two-hour intensive, they will work with Craig, Carla or both to find their duo's voice, guided by Orange Tuxedo's motto "grounded relationships, formed by eccentric characters". $60

Performers
avatar for Craig Cackowski

Craig Cackowski

Craig Cackowski has been seen on your television as a regular cast member on "Drunk History" and as Officer Cackowski on "Community." Other film and television appearances include "Veep," "Newsreaders," "Comedy Bang Bang," "The Mindy Project," "How I Met Your Mother," "Trust Us With Your Life," "Workaholics," "The Kings Of Summer," "21 And Over," and "Year of The Dog." He has been involved with the iO and iO West Theaters as a performer and... Read More →
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Carla Cackowski

Carla Cackowski is an actor and writer currently living in the mostly fun city of Los Angeles. She is a graduate of The Second City LA, Upright Citizens Brigade, and iO West (formerly Improv Olympic) and has played on Mainstage improv teams at all three theaters. She toured the Caribbean, Canada, Alaska, and Europe performing with The Second City aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines. She has performed in lots of festivals, like -- the San Fran... Read More →


Saturday January 14, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

1:00pm

Crybabies with Susan Orlean and Sarah Thyre and special guests Dave Hill, Mary Roach and Adam Savage
Crybabies is a deeply funny, often intimate, and surprisingly moving podcast about the things that make us cry. Hosts Susan Orlean and Sarah Thyre interview guests Dave Hill, Mary Roach, Adam Savage, and more in this live SF Sketchfest podcast taping. They’ll discuss the music, books, movies, television, and other cultural cues that make them weepy. You’ll want to bring some tissues for this one! $25

Performers
avatar for Dave Hill

Dave Hill

Host of the new “The Goddamn Dave Hill Show” on WFMU, author of "Tasteful Nudes," and a contributor to "This American Life," comedian and face-melting guitarist Dave Hill has been a fixture for years in the New York alt-comedy scene. He has appeared on MTV, Comedy Central, BBC-America, VH1, Adult Swim, Sundance Channel, TLC, Current TV and Spike TV networks, and has written for New York Times, GQ, Salon, VICE, McSweeney's, HBO, Blender, the... Read More →
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Susan Orlean

Susan Orlean is the bestselling author of eight books, including "The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup;" "My Kind of Place;" "Saturday Night;" and  "Lazy Little Loafers." In 1999, she published "The Orchid Thief," a narrative about orchid poachers in Florida, which was made into the Academy Award-winning film, "Adaptation," written by Charlie Kaufman and directed by Spike Jonze.  Her 2011 book, "Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend," was a... Read More →
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Mary Roach

Photo credit: Jen Siska | | Mary Roach is the author of the New York Times bestsellers STIFF​, GRUNT, GULP​,​ PACKING FOR MARS​, and BONK.  Mary has written for National Geographic, Wired, New Scientist, the Journal of Clinical Anatomy, and Outside,​ and h​er 2009 TED talk made the organization's 2011 Twenty Most-Watched To Date list.  She was the guest editor of the 2011 Best American Science and Nature Writing, a finalist... 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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Sarah Thyre

Sarah Thyre is an actress ("Strangers with Candy") and writer ("Dark at the Roots"). She co-hosts the "Crybabies" podcast with Susan Orlean on Wolfpop.com. In her spare time, she enjoys despair.



Saturday January 14, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

1:00pm

Jordan, Jesse, Go! with Jordan Morris and Jesse Thorn and guest Travis McElroy
Jordan, Jesse, Go! is a freewheeling comedy podcast about life in your twenties and everything else. Your hosts are Jesse Thorn, "America's Radio Sweetheart," and Jordan Morris, "Boy Detective." $25 21+

Performers
avatar for Travis McElroy

Travis McElroy

Travis McElroy is the middlest brother of the podcast My Brother, My Brother and Me on MaximumFun.org. He also co-hosts the podcasts The Adventure Zone, Trends Like These, Bunker Buddies, Interrobang with Travis and Tybee, and Shmanners with his wife Teresa. He and his brothers have just completed production on their upcoming show on Seeso TV, available this February. All of his projects can be found at mcelroyshows.com and he can be... Read More →
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Jordan Morris

In addition to being the host of the Jordan, Jesse, Go! podcast, Jordan Morris is a writer and sometimes performer on Comedy Central's Emmy-winning late night show, “@midnight” with Chris Hardwick. He's also written for Funny or Die, IFC, Geek and Sundry, IGN and more.
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Jesse Thorn

Jesse Thorn is the host and producer of Bullseye and Jordan, Jesse, Go!, and the co-host and producer of Judge John Hodgman. He's also the proprietor of MaximumFun.org. | | He founded The Sound of Young America in 2000, while a student at the University of California at Santa Cruz. In 2007, the show began to be distributed by Public Radio International, making Jesse the youngest national host in public radio history. The show became Bullseye... Read More →



Saturday January 14, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

1:00pm

We Got This with Mark Gagliardi and Hal Lublin and surprise guests
A live recording of the popular Maximum Fun podcast, Mark Gagliardi and Hal Lublin are joined by surprise special guests to issue the final word on one of life's pointless debates. No topic is too small or insignificant for them to dissect and decide! Whatever minutiae you argue with friends and family, don’t worry: We Got This. $20

Performers
avatar for Mark Gagliardi

Mark Gagliardi

Mark Gagliardi is a WorkJuice Player whose rich baritone voice can be heard in most group songs. He would appear to really enjoy Scotch.
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Hal Lublin

In addition to providing a multitude of characters for the Thrilling Adventure Hour, Hal Lublin has provided voices to a number of films, television shows, videogames and commercials. He is one of the featured players and writers on The David Feldman Radio program and podcast, and has performed improv and sketch comedy all over the country. He appears in a series of popular Symantec Videos as Hal, The IT Admin. You can follow him on twitter... Read More →



Saturday January 14, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

4:00pm

Soundtracks Live: Scenes and Songs from a Classic 80s Movie, A Benefit for 826 Valencia, with Matt Ballard, Michael Ian Black, Beth Dover, Joe Lo Truglio, Chelsea Peretti, Marisa Ryan, Michael Showalter, Bobby Tisdale, David Wain, and more (SOLD OUT)
Remember the 80s? And remember the classic comedy films that were made with those awesome soundtracks? Join an all-star assemblage of comedy heroes as they perform scenes and live songs from a classic 1980s flick with a live band! All net proceeds to benefit 826 Valencia. $50

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

Performers
avatar for Matt Ballard

Matt Ballard

Matt Ballard is a Kentucky native who has lived in New York City for twenty years. Matt has done a variety of film and television work. He can currently be seen in “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp” on Netflix. He will be next seen in the feature films Blue Angel and Going In Style. His other credits include roles in Role Models, “Wainy Days”, and a role in the soon-to-be released film, "Jimmy... Read More →
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Michael Ian Black

Michael Ian Black is an actor, comedian, and author who began his career with The State, a sketch comedy troupe he co-created in college, which went on to have a successful run on MTV. Michael then co-created the television shows "Viva Variety," "Stella," and "Michael and Michael Have Issues." For four seasons, he starred as Phil Stubbs on the NBC show "Ed." Michael was heavily featured on VH1's "I Love the..." series. He starred in "Wet Hot... Read More →
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Beth Dover

Beth Dover is a comedic actress and writer most recently seen on Burning Love, Children's Hospital, Newsreaders, Garfunkel and Oates, Chasing Life, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Orange is the New Black, Fresh off the Boat, Comedy Bang Bang, Dads, Beef, and the movie Life Partners. She's died a horrible death on Criminal Minds and also in the movie The Ten. She was “Cramsey” in Party Down for those of you that are into anal. In a few months, you can see... Read More →
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Amy Miles

Amy Miles is a Brooklyn based composer and performer.  | | As a solo artist, Amy has released four albums of original material. In 2002 Amy released her first full length record "Dirty Stay-Out". Her track "Kill to Know" was celebrated with a roller skating video directed by David Wain and featuring a who's who of comedic performers. In 2005 she produced her sophomore record "Noble Hatch,” of which she performed the song "Heavy... Read More →
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Chelsea Peretti

Photo credit: Luke Fontana | | Chelsea Peretti is a stand-up comedian, writer and actress who currently stars as 'Gina Linetti' on the FOX hit comedy, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." Peretti has appeared on "Louie," "Kroll Show," "Key and Peele," "Tosh.0" and "Comedy Bang! Bang!". Her hour long comedy special, "One of the Greats" premiered on Netflix in 2014 to critical acclaim. Chelsea has written for "Parks and Recreation," "Saturday Night Live," "The... Read More →
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Marisa Ryan

Marisa Ryan, born and raised in NY, has been performing since a kid with theater, films, and TV; THEATER: Most Recent: “Love, Janis,” Marines Memorial Theatre SF, Alley Theater, Austin Main House Theater, Wiltern Theater Los Angeles. FILM: Some include the following: "Justice," "Wet Hot American Summer," "Brooklyn Lobster," "Riding in Cars with Boys," "Anthem," “Slaves to the Underground," many others.  TV: series regular... Read More →
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Michael Showalter

Michael Showalter co-wrote and directed the SXSW Audience Award-winning film “Hello, My Name Is Doris” starring Sally Field and directed "The Big Sick" starring Kumail Nanjiani. He’s a founding member of the comedy groups The State and Stella. Other film credits include “The Baxter,” “Wet Hot American Summer” and “They Came Together.” Michael has co-created numerous television projects... Read More →
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Bobby Tisdale

Bobby Tisdale plays Zeke on "Bob's Burgers," hosts Ward of Merkin in Brooklyn, and was a writer on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon." He has been hosting Invite Them Up with Eugene Mirman for many years. Party.
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Joe Lo Truglio

Beloved character actor Joe Lo Truglio has played fan favorite ‘Detective Charles Boyle’ for four seasons on FOX’s Golden Globe Award Best Comedy “Brooklyn Nine­Nine.” | | Joe has also starred, for two seasons, on acclaimed Netflix comedy “Wet Hot American Summer,” as ‘Neil,’ a role he created as a member of legendary sketch comedy troupe The State. Additionally, Joe starred in the NBC... Read More →
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David Wain

David Wain is the director and co-writer the feature films "Wet Hot American Summer," "The Ten," "Role Models," "Wanderlust" and "They Came Together" starring Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler and Ed Helms. | | On television, he serves as executive producer, writer, director and occasional guest star of the Emmy Award winning Adult Swim series "Childrens Hospital" as well as its spin-off "Newsreaders." He also was creator and star of three other... Read More →



4:00pm

Superego with Jeremy Carter, Matt Gourley, Mark McConville and Paul F. Tompkins (SOLD OUT)
SUPEREGO: Profiles in Self-obsession. Experience the popular podcast, live on stage! Enter the world of the Superego Clinic for Analytical Pscience™ where doctors Matt Gourley, Jeremy Carter, Mark McConville, and Paul F. Tompkins introduce you to a variety of curious characters. Weirdos, really. A bunch of self-absorbed swellheads, improvised and analyzed before your very eyes. $25

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

Performers
avatar for Jeremy Carter

Jeremy Carter

Dr. Jeremy Carter, PhD is a cofounder of the Superego Podcast, occasionally popping up on the "Thrilling Adventure Hour," "The Dead Authors podcast," the "Andy Daly Podcast Pilot Project," "Comedy Bang Bang," and the "Super Serious Show." Anywhere Superego is found, Jeremy will be there. He is on a raw dough diet. Known to zone out. Jeremy loves animals, superheroes, action figures, Stratocasters, and once got drunk with Dave Grohl. He has... Read More →
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Matt Gourley

Dr. Matt Gourley, PyT has performed with Upright Citizen’s Brigade, Second City, and Improv Olympic. He has been featured on Comedy Central's "Drunk History," slurring his way through thoughtful retellings of Watergate and the Alamo. Other mentionables include "Adventure Time," "Attack of the Show," "Ghost Ghirls," and NBC's "World Cup Comedy." Matt is also the spokesperson for Volkswagen and can been seen in other various commercials for other... Read More →
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Mark McConville

Dr. Mark McConville, PhD is a Wisconsin native and graduate of The University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has been acting and improvising since 1996 with several organizations including ComedySportz Madison, ComedySportz LA, Disney Entertainment Productions, and currently is a mainstage performer with iOWest’s Opening Night: The Improvised Musical!. He has recently appeared on "The Andy Daly Podcast Pilot Project" and "The Thrilling Adventure... Read More →
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Paul F. Tompkins

Paul F. Tompkins is a comedian and actor. He stars as Dean Rosedragon on Seeso’s "Bajillion Dollar Propertie$" as well as providing the voice of Mr. Peanutbutter for the Netflix animated series "Bojack Horseman." | | He hosts the podcast Spontaneanation on the Earwolf network as well as being a member of the comedic improvisation group Superego. | | For a full list of Mr. Tompkins’ stage, television and film credits, ask your... Read More →



Saturday January 14, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

4:00pm

Womanhood Live with Aparna Nancherla and Jo Firestone and guests Joel Kim Booster, Marina Franklin and Claudia O'Doherty
Comedians Aparna Nancherla and Jo Firestone's web series providing absurdist "how-to" advice on how to get through womanhood gets a LIVE treatment. $25

NOTE - this event has been moved from the originally scheduled January 13, 2017, 10:30pm date and time. All original tickets are good and will be honored at the door.
 

Performers
avatar for Joel Kim Booster

Joel Kim Booster

Joel Kim Booster is a Chicago bred, Brooklyn based comedian, writer and playwright. Born in Seoul, South Korea, Joel was adopted at a young age and moved to the southwest suburbs of Chicago. Both homeschooled and evangelical, Joel has read the bible literally dozens of times, but has no idea where the state of Oregon is on a map. As a comedian he has appeared on "Conan," Logo, MTV and "The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail" on Comedy Central. His... Read More →
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Jo Firestone

Jo Firestone is a comedian and producer based in Brooklyn, NY. She creates and hosts several alternative comedy shows around the city, including "The Incredible Game Show Showcase," "Punderdome 3000," "Friends of Single People," "Firestone Success Academy," and "The Unexpectashow," among many others. Jo was recently named one of Brooklyn Magazine's 30 Under 30 and one of the Top Up and Coming Comedians on Splitsider. She is a regular... Read More →
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Marina Franklin

Photo credit: Dan Dion | | New-York based Marina Franklin is emerging as one of the hottest comedians in the comedy scene today, with such notable appearances as the movie "Trainwreck," "Conan," season five of "Louie," "The Jim Gaffigan Show," Showtime’s "Women Who Kill," and "Chappelle’s Show." | | She is a favorite in comedy festivals across the world, like Melbourne Comedy Festival, Scotland's Glasgow Comedy Festival, BBC's... Read More →
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Aparna Nancherla

Aparna Nancherla has an intimidating name, but don't be scared! In fact, she's quite approachable onstage, from a heckler's perspective. She enjoys seeing the world through awkward contact lenses. Her maiden chuckle voyage took off in Washington D.C. (it's all about the Washingtons). | | Her credits include 2007 NBC Stand Up for Diversity Finalist and 2008 College Tour, Last Comic Standing 6 (2008, NYC Regional Showcase), the Bridgetown Comedy... Read More →
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Claudia O'Doherty

Australian comedian, actress and writer Claudia O'Doherty is a series regular on the Netflix original series "Love," executive produced by Judd Apatow, and a writer/performer on season four of Comedy Central's "Inside Amy Schumer." Her other acting credits include the movie "Trainwreck," and guest star parts on "Kroll Show," "Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail," and "Comedy Bang! Bang!" She also lent her voice to the HBO animated series... Read More →



Saturday January 14, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

4:30pm

Obsessed with Joseph Scrimshaw with guests Travis McElroy and Rebecca Watson
Obsessed is a comedy podcast about liking things a little too much. Hosted by comedian and writer Joseph Scrimshaw, guests share their deepest loves from Star Wars to Knitting to Pro-Wrestling to Cats and everything in between. Join us for this live exploration of obsessions large and small!
Free

Performers
avatar for Travis McElroy

Travis McElroy

Travis McElroy is the middlest brother of the podcast My Brother, My Brother and Me on MaximumFun.org. He also co-hosts the podcasts The Adventure Zone, Trends Like These, Bunker Buddies, Interrobang with Travis and Tybee, and Shmanners with his wife Teresa. He and his brothers have just completed production on their upcoming show on Seeso TV, available this February. All of his projects can be found at mcelroyshows.com and he can be... Read More →
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Joseph Scrimshaw

Joseph is a comedian, writer, and host. He's written for Rifftrax, Wits, Comic-Con HQ, and more. He hosts the Obsessed podcast on Feral Audio and co-hosts the Star Wars podcast feed, Force Center.  | | Joseph has brought his “geek-flavored” stand-up to the Chicago Improv Festival, The Bell House, Jonathan Coulton’s JoCoCruise, and conventions including Dragon Con, CONvergence, H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival, w00tstock... Read More →
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Rebecca Watson

Rebecca Watson is the founder of the Skepchick Network, a collection of sites focused on science and critical thinking. She has written for outlets such as Slate, Popular Science, and the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. In addition to hosting QuizoTron, a rowdy, live quiz show that pits scientists against comedians, she delivers lectures around the world on an array of fascinating topics. Asteroid 153289 Rebeccawatson is named after her (her... Read More →



Saturday January 14, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
PianoFight Bar 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

7:00pm

Kids in the Hall: 'Brain Candy' Live Staged Reading with Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney, Scott Thompson and more
It's hard to believe it's been just over twenty years since the Kids in the Hall's beloved cult classic "Brain Candy" came to theaters, acquainting fans with now-famous characters like Marv and Alice, Chris and Don, and Wally Terzinsky with his wonderfully on-the-nose musical number, "I'm Gay." This year at SF Sketchfest, the Kids in the Hall bring a rare, very special staged reading of the seminal film, accompanied by narration, music and the occasional video clip! $45

Performers
avatar for Dave Foley

Dave Foley

Comic actor Dave Foley got his start doing standup at the Toronto Second City Training Center, where he met Kevin McDonald and soon after formed the original group that would become “The Kids in the Hall.” The show debuted in 1989 and became one of the most beloved and influential sketch shows of all time—Foley’s famous characters include Hecubus, the A.T. & Love boss, Bruno Puntz Jones, Mr. Heavyfoot, Jocelyn and Lex. Paul Simms, creator... Read More →
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Bruce McCulloch

Bruce is a member of the The Kids in the Hall who recently returned toT.V. with the two series “Death Comes to Town” and “Young Drunk Punk.” | | Bruce spends most of his time in L.A. where he writes and produces fornetwork and cable television. He’s also known as the creator of ABC’s“Carpoolers.” His latest project for CBC TV, “Young Drunk Punk” is a showinspired by his own life that... Read More →
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Kevin McDonald

Comedian, actor, writer and director Kevin McDonald founded “The Kids in the Hall” with friend Dave Foley, after they met in Toronto at Second City, and the television series ran from 1988-1995. In the troupe's television series and stage shows, he portrays several popular recurring characters, such as the King of Empty Promises, Sir Simon Milligan, and Jerry Sizzler. McDonald went on to appear in a variety of films including Boy Meets... Read More →
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Mark McKinney

Mark McKinney has performed in, written and produced some of the most sophisticated and groundbreaking television in North America. He has worked with the likes of Lorne Michaels on NBC’s "Saturday Night Live" (1985-86, 1995-97), and Aaron Sorkin on both "Sportsnight" (1998-99) and "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" (2006-07). | | As co-creator, writer and ensemble cast member of "The Kids In The Hall" (1988-94), seen on CBC, HBO and CBS... Read More →
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Scott Thompson

Well known to fans as a member of the famed sketch comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall, Scott Thompson is anything but your average comedic talent. After being discovered by SNL’s Lorne Michaels in the late eighties, The Kids in the Hall television series ran from 1988 to 1995 on CBC in Canada, and on HBO and CBS in the United States.  After The Kids left television in 1995, Scott and the boys went on to write and star in their own feature film... Read More →



Saturday January 14, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

7:00pm

PianoFight Showcase: Alex & Jude, Duchess Riot and The Executives, Hosted by Paige Weldon (SOLD OUT)
SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! $15

This show is sold out. Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/tickets for info. 

Performers
avatar for The Executives

The Executives

The Executives are business in the front, party literally everywhere else, even the front. Their physical, thoughtful, follow-the-fun comedic energy celebrates genre bending, the zeitgeist, body slamming and sometimes bodily functions. The Executives hope to bring you original sketch comedy that will eventually get you sent to the same white collar prison Martha Stewart went to.
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Alex & Jude

Alex & Jude is a lounge-style stand-up/sketch duo that lives somewhere between "Pee Wee's Playhouse" and "Jackass." They use risk, spectacle and real life pain to make comedy, often at the other’s expense. They are a snake eating its own tail, a hurdler setting up his own hurdles, a baker putting himself in the oven and setting it to 420 degrees. Alex & Jude are committed to the audience’s entertainment, even if it kills... Read More →
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Duchess Riot

Bold, fearless, & off the cuff, LA's hottest comedy troupe is all-female & all-funny! Duchess Riot began in 2010 as a short form improv group. Since then, the Duchesses have expanded their unique brand of comedy from improv into sketches, web shorts, web series, short film and a feature film that is currently in the works. Their residency shows including their monthly sketch show, "Diet Riot", and a long-form monthly improv show, "Riot... Read More →
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Paige Weldon

Paige Weldon is a comedian based in LA! She is also co-founder of the online comedy magazine The Higgs Weldon, an artist on Jonah Ray's Literally Figurative Records and an author for The Devastator. You may know her stand-up from shows like the Meltdown or Hot Tub, or comedy festivals like Bridgetown, Riot LA or SF Sketchfest, or not at all, in which case she’s very happy to meet you! You can also find her on Hulu's "Coming to the Stage... Read More →



Saturday January 14, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

7:00pm

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Joel Kim Booster & Marina Franklin, Hosted by Christopher John (SOLD OUT)
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.

Joel Kim Booster is a Chicago bred, Brooklyn based comedian, writer and playwright. Born in Seoul, South Korea, Joel was adopted at a young age and moved to the southwest suburbs of Chicago. Both homeschooled and evangelical, Joel has read the bible literally dozens of times, but has no idea where the state of Oregon is on a map. He was just listed as one of Brooklyn Magazine’s 50 funniest people and Paper Magazine recently called him one of their "10 Comedians You Need to Know," saying that if you like "cats, hot men, and insecurity, then you'll love Joel Kim Booster."

New-York based Marina Franklin is emerging as one of the hottest comedians in the comedy scene today, with such notable appearances as "Trainwreck," "Conan," and "Chappelle’s Show." She is a favorite in comedy festivals across the world, like Melbourne Comedy Festival, Scotland's Glasgow Comedy Festival, Montreal’s Just For Laughs, Ireland’s Kilkenny Comedy Festival, and Nashville’s Bonnaroo Music Festival. Franklin is viciously likeable, if there is such a thing.
$22

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

Performers
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Joel Kim Booster

Joel Kim Booster is a Chicago bred, Brooklyn based comedian, writer and playwright. Born in Seoul, South Korea, Joel was adopted at a young age and moved to the southwest suburbs of Chicago. Both homeschooled and evangelical, Joel has read the bible literally dozens of times, but has no idea where the state of Oregon is on a map. As a comedian he has appeared on "Conan," Logo, MTV and "The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail" on Comedy Central. His... Read More →
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Marina Franklin

Photo credit: Dan Dion | | New-York based Marina Franklin is emerging as one of the hottest comedians in the comedy scene today, with such notable appearances as the movie "Trainwreck," "Conan," season five of "Louie," "The Jim Gaffigan Show," Showtime’s "Women Who Kill," and "Chappelle’s Show." | | She is a favorite in comedy festivals across the world, like Melbourne Comedy Festival, Scotland's Glasgow Comedy Festival, BBC's... Read More →
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Christopher John

Christopher John is America's favorite (only) Gypsy comedian. Known for his lack of both inhibition and hair, Christopher's comedy is somewhere between a Steven Wright audition reel and a manifesto taped in a cabin. Thankfully, he rarely bombs. Christopher can be seen on the television show "Flophouse" on Viceland.  



Saturday January 14, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

7:30pm

Uptown Showdown Debate: Childhood vs. Adulthood with Michael Ian Black, Jo Firestone, Dave Hill, Aparna Nancherla, Michael Showalter and Brent Weinbach, hosted by Kate Willett
In Uptown Showdown, a unique and quirky spin-off on school debate events, two teams of comedians will square off to argue which side of some arbitrary topic is BETTER. Debaters will go head-to-head to tackle what will clearly be one of the most important issues of our time, and you the audience will decide the winner! $30

Performers
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Michael Ian Black

Michael Ian Black is an actor, comedian, and author who began his career with The State, a sketch comedy troupe he co-created in college, which went on to have a successful run on MTV. Michael then co-created the television shows "Viva Variety," "Stella," and "Michael and Michael Have Issues." For four seasons, he starred as Phil Stubbs on the NBC show "Ed." Michael was heavily featured on VH1's "I Love the..." series. He starred in "Wet Hot... Read More →
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Jo Firestone

Jo Firestone is a comedian and producer based in Brooklyn, NY. She creates and hosts several alternative comedy shows around the city, including "The Incredible Game Show Showcase," "Punderdome 3000," "Friends of Single People," "Firestone Success Academy," and "The Unexpectashow," among many others. Jo was recently named one of Brooklyn Magazine's 30 Under 30 and one of the Top Up and Coming Comedians on Splitsider. She is a regular... Read More →
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Dave Hill

Host of the new “The Goddamn Dave Hill Show” on WFMU, author of "Tasteful Nudes," and a contributor to "This American Life," comedian and face-melting guitarist Dave Hill has been a fixture for years in the New York alt-comedy scene. He has appeared on MTV, Comedy Central, BBC-America, VH1, Adult Swim, Sundance Channel, TLC, Current TV and Spike TV networks, and has written for New York Times, GQ, Salon, VICE, McSweeney's, HBO, Blender, the... Read More →
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Aparna Nancherla

Aparna Nancherla has an intimidating name, but don't be scared! In fact, she's quite approachable onstage, from a heckler's perspective. She enjoys seeing the world through awkward contact lenses. Her maiden chuckle voyage took off in Washington D.C. (it's all about the Washingtons). | | Her credits include 2007 NBC Stand Up for Diversity Finalist and 2008 College Tour, Last Comic Standing 6 (2008, NYC Regional Showcase), the Bridgetown Comedy... Read More →
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Michael Showalter

Michael Showalter co-wrote and directed the SXSW Audience Award-winning film “Hello, My Name Is Doris” starring Sally Field and directed "The Big Sick" starring Kumail Nanjiani. He’s a founding member of the comedy groups The State and Stella. Other film credits include “The Baxter,” “Wet Hot American Summer” and “They Came Together.” Michael has co-created numerous television projects... Read More →
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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 as the cult web series, Pound House. Brent has appeared on "Conan," "Lopez Tonight," Comedy Central ("The Meltdown," "@midnight," "Kroll Show," "Another Period"), IFC... Read More →
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Kate Willett

Kate Willett has been featured on Comedy Central’s “This Is Not Happening,” Viceland’s “Flophouse” and is a regular opener for Margaret Cho who she’s toured with nationally and internationally.  You might have seen her on Fusion TV or heard her on the Risk! podcast with Kevin Allison. She’s was named a top “Artist to Watch in 2016” by SF Weekly, has opened for comedians like Kyle... Read More →



7:30pm

Jeff Goldblum and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra (SOLD OUT)
With film credits including "Jurassic Park," "Independence Day," "The Fly," "The Big Chill," "Igby Goes Down," "The Grand Budapest Hotel" and "Le Weekend;" theatre performances including "The Pillowman," "Speed the Plow" and "Domesticated;" and television appearances including “Portlandia” “Inside Amy Schumer” and “Will & Grace,” Jeff Goldblum now brings his jazz band, The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, with whom he performs regularly at Los Feliz's Rockwell Table and Stage, to SF Sketchfest for two shows at the Swedish American Hall. Goldblum will take your questions, ask you trivia questions, and play classic jazz.

The evening will feature Goldblum on piano, John Storie on guitar, James King on tenor saxophone, Tim Emmons on bass and Kenny Elliott on drums. $50 21+

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


Performers
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Jeff Goldblum

With film credits including "Jurassic Park," "Independence Day," "The Fly," "The Big Chill," "Igby Goes Down," "The Grand Budapest Hotel" and "Le Weekend;" theatre performances including "The Pillowman," "Speed the Plow" and "Domesticated;" and television appearances including “Portlandia” “Inside Amy Schumer” and “Will & Grace,” Jeff Goldblum now brings his jazz band, The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, with whom he performs... Read More →



Saturday January 14, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

7:30pm

Invite Them Up with Eugene Mirman and Bobby Tisdale with Derrick Brown, Josie Long, Seaton Smith and musical guest Robyn Hitchcock
Invite Them Up was a long-running and super fun comedy show that took place at Rififi in Manhattan. It has since been resurrected for SF Sketchfest and the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival. Eugene Mirman and Bobby Tisdale welcome their comedy friends for a night of great stand-up. $30

Performers
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Derrick Brown

Derrick C. Brown is the winner of the 2013 Texas Book of The Year award for Poetry. He is a former paratrooper for the 82nd airborne and is the president of one of what Forbes and Filter Magazine call “…one of the best independent presses in the country,” Write Bloody Publishing. He is the author of four books of poetry. The New York Times calls his work “…a rekindling of faith in the weird, hilarious, shocking... Read More →
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Robyn Hitchcock

Robyn Hitchcock is one of England's most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters and live performers. A surrealist poet, talented guitarist, cult artist and musician's musician, Hitchcock is among alternative rock's father figures and is the closest thing the genre has to a Bob Dylan (not coincidentally his biggest musical inspiration). | | Since founding the art-rock band The Soft Boys in 1976, Robyn has recorded more than 20 albums as... Read More →
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Josie Long

Photo credit: Idil Sukan Draw HQ | | Often described as a unique voice in comedy, Josie Long is one of the most respected comedians of her generation. Having started stand-up at age 14, she went on to win the BBC New Comedy Award and came in second in “So You Think You're Funny” at age 17. | | Josie went on to support Stewart Lee on his national tour, winning Chortle UK's Best Newcomer (2005) and Breakthrough Act (2007) awards... Read More →
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Eugene Mirman

Brooklyn resident Eugene Mirman escaped the clutches of Russian communism at the age of four when his family immigrated from Moscow to Lexington, MA (where along with Paul Revere and John Adams he kicked off the American revolution). He attended Hampshire College and designed his own major of Comedy – doing a one-hour standup act as his thesis (for which he was made fun of, don’t worry). | | Eugene currently stars as the voice of... Read More →
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Seaton Smith

Seaton Smith is a comedian and actor. In late 2014, Seaton made his television debut as ‘Motif’ on Fox's "Mulaney." | | Soon after, in 2015, he had a breakout performance on "Late Night with Seth Meyers." He later appeared on "Inside Amy Schumer" and the fifth season of HBO's "Girls." He is a regular on Comedy Central's "Nightly Show." | | Vulture named him one of the 50 comedians you should know in 2015; "He's bursting with energy in... Read More →
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Bobby Tisdale

Bobby Tisdale plays Zeke on "Bob's Burgers," hosts Ward of Merkin in Brooklyn, and was a writer on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon." He has been hosting Invite Them Up with Eugene Mirman for many years. Party.



Saturday January 14, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

7:30pm

Audible presents Fresh Voices of Stand-Up with Billy Bonnell, Sara June, Adrian McNair, Chad Opitz, Drew Platt, Irene Tu and Ahamed Weinberg, Hosted by Lydia Popovich (SOLD OUT)
The comedy nerds at Audible have hand-crafted four stellar lineups of up-and-comers making waves in the stand-up scene. Catch them before they sell-out! Sell-out nightclubs, we mean! $15

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

Performers
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Billy Bonnell

Born in Texas and raised in Augusta, Georgia – Billy Anderson is stand-up comedian currently living in Seattle, Washington. He’s been seen regionally at SketchFest Seattle, The Washington Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot and was a semi-finalist in the 35th annual Seattle International Comedy Competition. Outside of the Northwest, Billy has written for Cracked.Com, performed in the Redwood Comedy Festival, LaLaFest Los Angeles, San... Read More →
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Sara June

Sara June is a comedian based in Los Angeles. She’s performed at Fun Fun Fun Fest, the San Francisco Comedy Competition and Riot LA; she also makes surreal sketch videos, which you can watch on heysarajune.com.
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Adrian McNair

Adrian McNair is an up and coming stand up comedian based out of San Francisco. In addition to recently making his television debut on Viceland’s Flophouse, he’s also been featured in multiple comedy festivals including The Bridgetown Comedy Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest, The Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, and The Crom Comedy Festival. You can catch him at any of the local shows he produces and hosts including "The Mission... Read More →
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Chad Opitz

Fresh to the San Francisco Comedy scene, Chad Opitz is a comic whose unique takes on sometimes odd subject matters are making him an oft booked staple at Bay Area clubs and showcases. Chad was the winner of Bay Area legend Jimmy Gunn's "Best Newcomer" award as well as a finalist in the Rooster T. Feathers Competition, 2nd place finalist at the 2016 Sacramento Comedy Competition and 1st place winner of the Walk the Plank comedy competition... Read More →
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Drew Platt

Drew Platt is a standup comic from South Mississippi who started doing comedy in New Orleans. After doing several festivals in the south including SXSW and Fun, Fun, Fun Fest he moved to San Francisco where he's performed at some of the countries best comedy clubs, including The Punchline, Cobb's Comedy Club and Doc's Lab. Drew has opened for comedians such as Louis C.K., Saturday Night Live's Darrell Hammond, Kyle Kinane and many 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. SF Weekly named her the #1 Artist to Watch in 2016 describing her humor as "Hilarious and brutally honest" stating "Her comedy does more than make us laugh; it also makes us think." She's a featured... Read More →
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Irene Tu

Irene Tu is a San Francisco based stand-up comedian, writer, and actor. In 2016, she was named one of the “Bay Area’s 11 Best Stand Up Comedians” by the SFist and one of 20 “Women to Watch” by KQED. She has been featured in numerous comedy festivals including SF Sketchfest, Limestone Comedy Festival, and Crom Comedy Festival. Irene hosts several popular shows in the Bay Area: Man Haters, Hysteria, The Mission... Read More →
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Ahamed Weinberg

Ahamed Weinberg is a comedian, writer, and producer from Philadelphia. Ahamed has performed in clubs and festivals including Just For Laughs as a 2016 New Face, RIOT LA, and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival. Besides appearing nightly at the best clubs and alternative shows in current home Los Angeles, he also helped produce "Comedy Bang! Bang!" for IFC and “With Bob and David” on Netflix.



Saturday January 14, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Doc's Lab 124 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

8:00pm

Dead Kevin (Ahmed Bharoocha, Ryan O'Flanagan and Jack Robichaud) with OSFUG: The Fast Fuckin' Sketch Show, Hosted by Billy Anderson
Dead Kevin is the sketch comedy group made up of New England natives Ahmed Bharoocha, Ryan O'Flanagan and Jack Robichaud. The guys all met while doing stand up in the Los Angeles comedy scene, and quickly bonded over what big losers they all were. In 2011 they formed the sketch group Dead Kevin and release a sketch every Monday for 3 years. Their sketch "Sick Day" was picked up and featured on Tosh.0. Comedy Central then hired them to produce a web series. In 2013 LA weekly named them top 12 comedy acts to watch. Funny or Die and Samsung also hired them to produce sketches. Individually members of the group have appeared on "New Girl," "Adam Devine's House Party," "Last Call with Carson Daly," "Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy festival," "EpicLloyd" and stand up comedy shows all over the country. Most recently Dead Kevin aired their series finale with sketch #151. $20

Performers
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Billy Anderson

Born in Texas and raised in Augusta, Georgia – Billy Anderson is stand-up comedian currently living in Seattle, Washington. He’s been seen regionally at SketchFest Seattle, The Washington Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot and was a semi-finalist in the 35th annual Seattle International Comedy Competition. Outside of the Northwest, Billy has written for Cracked.Com, performed in the Redwood Comedy Festival, LaLaFest Los Angeles, San... Read More →
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Ahmed Bharoocha

Ahmed Bharoocha is a stand-up comedian, actor, and member of the sketch comedy group, Dead Kevin. Ahmed released his first Comedy Central Half Hour Special in 2016 and performed stand-up on TBS’ “Conan,” Comedy Central’s “Adam Devine’s House Party,” and at Montreal's Just For Laughs Comedy Festival as part of the “New Faces Unrepresented” showcase. His sketch comedy group, Dead Kevin, has been... Read More →
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Ryan O'Flanagan

Ryan O’Flanagan is a stand-up, actor, and member of the sketch comedy group, Dead Kevin, which has been featured on Comedy Central Studios, Funny or Die, Huffington Post UK, BuzzFeed and shown regularly at Comedy Meltdown. He got his comedy start in New England, where he won the 2008 Rhode Island Comedy Quest before moving to LA. Ryan has appeared on Comedy Central’s "Tosh.0," Fox’s "New Girl," and was featured at New Faces at... Read More →
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Jack Robichaud

Jack Robichaud is a Los Angeles based stand-up comedian and member of the sketch group "Dead Kevin." He was the winner of the Westside Comedy Stand-Up Showdown in 2012 and was featured as a New Face at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in 2014. He still performs all over Los Angeles and has a day job that he's still very dependent on.
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OSFUG: The Fast Fuckin' Sketch Show

OSFUG is the split second after your body dies but before your brain has shut down - ten thousand lightning bolts of pure chemical color rushing through your fraying veins into your exploding heart. It's another lifetime flashing before your eyes and it's over before you know it. We write and perform fast fuckin' sketches that are bold, strange and silly. We cram more excitement and comedy into a half hour than scientists thought possible. Our... Read More →



Saturday January 14, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm

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)
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. 

Performers
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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

8:00pm

Golden Girls of Comedy with Rebecca Arthur, Loren Kraut, Sandra Risser and Morgan
The Golden Girls of Comedy are four old broads who will make you laugh through their wit: their observations about life, love, laughter, lobsters, libations, librettos, lozenges and lounging. Each one of them is unique in her own right. When combined, they pack a wallop. So, don't mess with them. They have jokes to tell! $15

Performers
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Rebecca Arthur

An angry 6'4" Rebecca Arthur lumbers onto the stage looking as if she were about to audition for Godzilla's bride. She plants herself meaningfully in the middle of the stage and glares at her audience. Finally when the laughter fades, without a hint of a smile on her face, the TALL COMIC delivers humor so dry it could suck the water out of an Olympic sized pool. And the audience goes wild. Yeah, I know how big I am. You tend to notice when you... Read More →
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Loren Kraut

Awkwardly hilarious, Loren's unorthodox style juxtaposes playfulness with deeply dark humor.  She turns grim subject matter, like depression and suicide, on its ear, presenting the bleakness of mental illness with unexpected wit and levity.   Ever the outsider, Loren gives us a glimpse into her weird, silly and often tragic world that, in the end, is surprisingly life affirming.  She won 3rd Place in The Comedy Girls Satellite of... Read More →
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Morgan

Some say that the truth is hard to find, but not when Morgan is on stage. As a vivacious transgender comedian, Morgan has been described as "a transgender super hero" by LA Weekly. She may not have a cape or be able to fly, but this transgender avenger has traveled from one end of the country to the other, telling her story on any stage with a mic, including Austin Texas's "Bed Post Confessions," numerous Bay Area "Bawdy Storytelling" shows... Read More →
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Sandra Risser

Through self deprecating stories and one-liners, Sandra builds a bond with the audience. She keeps them laughing with stories about her misspent youth, her young adult antics and her middle aged adventures. As she says “I'm not old. I'm used." | | Sandra works in clubs in the Bay Area, across the Pacific Northwest, Las Vegas, Canada and the East Coast. She's performed one woman shows in Fringe Festivals in Edinburgh Scotland, Brighton... Read More →



Saturday January 14, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Brava Studio Theater 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

9:00pm

PianoFight Showcase: Outta Towne, Sasquatch Comedy and The Worst, Hosted by Courtney Karwal (SOLD OUT)
SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! $15

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

Performers
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Sasquatch Comedy

Sara June is a comedian based in Los Angeles. She’s performed at Fun Fun Fun Fest, the San Francisco Comedy Competition and Riot LA; she also makes surreal sketch videos, which you can watch on heysarajune.com.
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Courtney Karwal

Courtney Karwal is a Comedian originally from Seattle, WA, but lives in Los Angeles. She is the co-creator of a new Funny or Die web series, Check Your Surroundings.    | | Courtney has written sketches for Comedy Central and co-hosts a monthly stand up show called, Ha-Fidelity. She is also the host of a new LA favorite, Stand Up Hawaii; a stand up show featuring the 50 states of America. Other than that, she performs regularly in LA... Read More →
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Outta Towne

Outta Towne was born out of a writing class where six individuals spent weeks cracking each other up and riffing on each other's ideas. Once we discovered that our hive mind ran in the same slightly warped direction, we kept on creating comedy together. Each of us brings personal obsessions with science, psychology, art, literature, music, pop culture, and politics, that we swirl into a comedy stew and serve up to the fun-starved masses of... Read More →
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The Worst

What is the worst? Well, some would say waiting in traffic, going to a parent teacher conference, or the films of Uwe Boll. The Worst, is a show dedicated to all of that.  | Our show started out as a bunch of stand up comedians who got bored of doing the same thing every night and thought that writing sketches would be fun. It has since transformed into a multimedia hodge podge of live sketches, stand up performances, musical acts, and... Read More →



Saturday January 14, 2017 9:00pm - 10:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

9:15pm

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Joel Kim Booster & Marina Franklin, Hosted by Christopher John (SOLD OUT)
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.

Joel Kim Booster is a Chicago bred, Brooklyn based comedian, writer and playwright. Born in Seoul, South Korea, Joel was adopted at a young age and moved to the southwest suburbs of Chicago. Both homeschooled and evangelical, Joel has read the bible literally dozens of times, but has no idea where the state of Oregon is on a map. He was just listed as one of Brooklyn Magazine’s 50 funniest people and Paper Magazine recently called him one of their "10 Comedians You Need to Know," saying that if you like "cats, hot men, and insecurity, then you'll love Joel Kim Booster."

New-York based Marina Franklin is emerging as one of the hottest comedians in the comedy scene today, with such notable appearances as "Trainwreck," "Conan," and "Chappelle’s Show." She is a favorite in comedy festivals across the world, like Melbourne Comedy Festival, Scotland's Glasgow Comedy Festival, Montreal’s Just For Laughs, Ireland’s Kilkenny Comedy Festival, and Nashville’s Bonnaroo Music Festival. Franklin is viciously likeable, if there is such a thing.
$22

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

Performers
avatar for Joel Kim Booster

Joel Kim Booster

Joel Kim Booster is a Chicago bred, Brooklyn based comedian, writer and playwright. Born in Seoul, South Korea, Joel was adopted at a young age and moved to the southwest suburbs of Chicago. Both homeschooled and evangelical, Joel has read the bible literally dozens of times, but has no idea where the state of Oregon is on a map. As a comedian he has appeared on "Conan," Logo, MTV and "The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail" on Comedy Central. His... Read More →
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Marina Franklin

Photo credit: Dan Dion | | New-York based Marina Franklin is emerging as one of the hottest comedians in the comedy scene today, with such notable appearances as the movie "Trainwreck," "Conan," season five of "Louie," "The Jim Gaffigan Show," Showtime’s "Women Who Kill," and "Chappelle’s Show." | | She is a favorite in comedy festivals across the world, like Melbourne Comedy Festival, Scotland's Glasgow Comedy Festival, BBC's... Read More →
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Christopher John

Christopher John is America's favorite (only) Gypsy comedian. Known for his lack of both inhibition and hair, Christopher's comedy is somewhere between a Steven Wright audition reel and a manifesto taped in a cabin. Thankfully, he rarely bombs. Christopher can be seen on the television show "Flophouse" on Viceland.  



Saturday January 14, 2017 9:15pm - 10:45pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

10:00pm

Spontaneanation with Paul F. Tompkins, Eugene Cordero, Tawny Newsome, Eban Schletter, Janet Varney and special guest Busy Philipps (SOLD OUT)
Spontaneanation with Paul F. Tompkins is a completely improvised show, from monologue to interview to narrative sketch. Join Paul, his special interview guest Busy Philipps, his incredibly talented improviser friends Eugene Cordero, Tawny Newsome, and Janet Varney, and amazing accompanist Eban Schletter for an hour of comedy that none of them ever see coming. $30

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


Performers
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 include: “Kings of Summer,” “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates,” and the upcoming “KONG: Skull... Read More →
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Tawny Newsome

Tawny is a sketch and improv comedian, who's been mainly writing and performing her work on the Second City Mainstage in Chicago, as well as with the Second City National Touring Company. She's also starred in Second City collaborations such as "The Art of Falling" with Hubbard Street Dance, and "The Second City's Guide to the Opera," starring Patrick Stewart and Renee Fleming. Other regional credits include: "The Upstairs Concierge," a world... Read More →
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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 beloved tv series "Freaks and Geeks," "Dawson's Creek," "ER," "Cougar Town," and "Vice Principals," and for standout roles in films like "Made of Honor" and... Read More →
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Eban Schletter

Eban Schletter is a prolific composer and songwriter who has written music for countless television shows including "Spongebob Squarepants," "Mr. Show with Bob and David" and the Academy Awards. His feature film scores include the 2005 remake of "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" and New Line Cinema’s "Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd." He has also maintained a steady output of solo albums which explore a broad range of musical genres... Read More →
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Paul F. Tompkins

Paul F. Tompkins is a comedian and actor. He stars as Dean Rosedragon on Seeso’s "Bajillion Dollar Propertie$" as well as providing the voice of Mr. Peanutbutter for the Netflix animated series "Bojack Horseman." | | He hosts the podcast Spontaneanation on the Earwolf network as well as being a member of the comedic improvisation group Superego. | | For a full list of Mr. Tompkins’ stage, television and film credits, ask your... Read More →
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Janet Varney

Janet is a writer, producer, improviser, and Emmy-nominated actress based in Los Angeles, which is in California, which is in the United States (see globe). She stars in the IFC horror comedy series “Stan Against Evil,” and as Becca on FXX’s “You’re the Worst” and as herself recurring on "@midnight." She hosts the innovative podcast The JV Club (featuring guests including Sarah Silverman, Tig Notaro, Christina Hendricks, and over... Read More →



10:00pm

Jeff Goldblum and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra (SOLD OUT)
With film credits including "Jurassic Park," "Independence Day," "The Fly," "The Big Chill," "Igby Goes Down," "The Grand Budapest Hotel" and "Le Weekend;" theatre performances including "The Pillowman," "Speed the Plow" and "Domesticated;" and television appearances including “Portlandia” “Inside Amy Schumer” and “Will & Grace,” Jeff Goldblum now brings his jazz band, The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, with whom he performs regularly at Los Feliz's Rockwell Table and Stage, to SF Sketchfest for two shows at the Swedish American Hall. Goldblum will take your questions, ask you trivia questions, and play classic jazz.

The evening will feature Goldblum on piano, John Storie on guitar, James King on tenor saxophone, Tim Emmons on bass and Kenny Elliott on drums. $50 21+

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

Performers
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Jeff Goldblum

With film credits including "Jurassic Park," "Independence Day," "The Fly," "The Big Chill," "Igby Goes Down," "The Grand Budapest Hotel" and "Le Weekend;" theatre performances including "The Pillowman," "Speed the Plow" and "Domesticated;" and television appearances including “Portlandia” “Inside Amy Schumer” and “Will & Grace,” Jeff Goldblum now brings his jazz band, The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, with whom he performs... Read More →



Saturday January 14, 2017 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

10:00pm

Illogical Contraption with Cory Sklar and Shelby Cobras and guests Nick Flanagan, Ken Reid and Sad Vicious
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

10:00pm

Audible presents Timothy McSweeney's Internet Tendency, with host Caitlin Gill, and guests Michael Ian Black, Joel Kim Booster, Jonathan Coulton, Jo Firestone and Claudia O'Doherty

This Audible Channels show takes the very best of the McSweeney’s humor site, and brings it to life with performances from comedians and special guests. Come see a live version of the show and experience the wit of McSweeney's in a whole new way. $20


Performers
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Michael Ian Black

Michael Ian Black is an actor, comedian, and author who began his career with The State, a sketch comedy troupe he co-created in college, which went on to have a successful run on MTV. Michael then co-created the television shows "Viva Variety," "Stella," and "Michael and Michael Have Issues." For four seasons, he starred as Phil Stubbs on the NBC show "Ed." Michael was heavily featured on VH1's "I Love the..." series. He starred in "Wet Hot... Read More →
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Joel Kim Booster

Joel Kim Booster is a Chicago bred, Brooklyn based comedian, writer and playwright. Born in Seoul, South Korea, Joel was adopted at a young age and moved to the southwest suburbs of Chicago. Both homeschooled and evangelical, Joel has read the bible literally dozens of times, but has no idea where the state of Oregon is on a map. As a comedian he has appeared on "Conan," Logo, MTV and "The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail" on Comedy Central. His... 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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Jo Firestone

Jo Firestone is a comedian and producer based in Brooklyn, NY. She creates and hosts several alternative comedy shows around the city, including "The Incredible Game Show Showcase," "Punderdome 3000," "Friends of Single People," "Firestone Success Academy," and "The Unexpectashow," among many others. Jo was recently named one of Brooklyn Magazine's 30 Under 30 and one of the Top Up and Coming Comedians on Splitsider. She is a regular... Read More →
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Caitlin Gill

People are talking about Caitlin Gill. Most of what they’re saying has to do with how funny she is. | | Caitlin was a performer at the Outside Lands Festival in 2012, she has been in SF Sketchfest every year since 2007, performed in the Vancouver Global Comedy Fest, was host of the 2009 SF Women’s Comedy Competition and The Ladies Room Open Mic and Showcase. Her writing has been featured in a Believer Magazine project for 826LA. She has... Read More →
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Claudia O'Doherty

Australian comedian, actress and writer Claudia O'Doherty is a series regular on the Netflix original series "Love," executive produced by Judd Apatow, and a writer/performer on season four of Comedy Central's "Inside Amy Schumer." Her other acting credits include the movie "Trainwreck," and guest star parts on "Kroll Show," "Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail," and "Comedy Bang! Bang!" She also lent her voice to the HBO animated series... Read More →



Saturday January 14, 2017 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:00pm

Audible presents Fresh Voices of Stand-Up with Curtis Cook, Shane Copland, Ben Feldman, Francesca Fiorentini, Isaac Hirsch, Andrew Holmgren and Yusef Roach, Hosted by Kate Willett
The comedy nerds at Audible have hand-crafted four stellar lineups of up-and-comers making waves in the stand-up scene. Catch them before they sell-out! Sell-out nightclubs, we mean! $15

Performers
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Curtis Cook

Curtis Cook is a comic from Ohio now living Los Angeles. He has been featured on Viceland’s televised comedy series Flophouse and performed in venues and festivals throughout the country, including the Cleveland Comedy Fest, the Chicago Comedy Exposition, and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival.  | | In addition to performing stand-up, Curtis is a writer for the Willamette Week and has appeared on Daily VICE and television programs in... Read More →
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Shane Copland

Shane was recently featured on The Chive, and has appeared in the moving pictures on the History Channel doing a guest segment on "How The States Got Their Shapes," and on Cinemax in "The Knick."  While the latter was not a speaking role, he did get to ring the bell as the timekeeper of an underground wrestling match, and that brought him more joy than any Oscar ever could.  He has co-wrote and directed his own TV pilot, titled... Read More →
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Ben Feldman

Ben Feldman is a standup comedian and writer based in San Francisco who works the Bay Area's top comedy clubs including the Punchline, Improv, Cobb's and Rooster T. Feathers, as well as clubs and venues throughout California and beyond. Named one of the Best Comics To Watch by SF Weekly in 2013, Ben Feldman's acerbic wit is provocative yet playful, delivered with glints of absurdity as he teeters back and forth along the thick line between... Read More →
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Francesca Fiorentini

Francesca Fiorentini is a journalist, comic, and aspiring internet meme. She is also host and producer with Newsbroke of AJ+, the online channel of Al Jazeera Media Network. She can be found performing stand up to crowds of aspiring Zuckerbergs in comedy venues around the Bay Area or, simply, on Facebook.
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Isaac Hirsch

Isaac Hirsch is a 23 year old comedian with weird-looking wrists. His upbeat attitude and sharp writing have made him a favorite in Washington, DC, Baltimore, and beyond. He won the Washington DC edition of Funny or Die’s Road 2 Oddball stand-up competition in 2014, and was an MVP nominee of Rooftop Comedy’s National College Comedy Competition in 2012. He was a finalist in Westside Comedy Theater's Westside Showdown stand-up... 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 laid-back jokester 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 to remember. Holmgren comes to party, based out of San Francisco, he is a regular at the SF Punch Line, has appeared on VICELAND and was named SF Weekly's... Read More →
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Yusef Roach

Yusef started performing comedy in January 2013 and has since taken nothing by storm. He can occasionally be seen in Austin, TX at the Velveeta Room, the New Movement Theater or Cap City Comedy Club. | | He has performed on 2016's Bridgetown Comedy Festival (PDX), 2014's and 2015's Hell Yes Fest (NOLA), 2015's Out of Bounds festival (ATX). And 2014's SLC Comedy Carnivale (UT).
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Kate Willett

Kate Willett has been featured on Comedy Central’s “This Is Not Happening,” Viceland’s “Flophouse” and is a regular opener for Margaret Cho who she’s toured with nationally and internationally.  You might have seen her on Fusion TV or heard her on the Risk! podcast with Kevin Allison. She’s was named a top “Artist to Watch in 2016” by SF Weekly, has opened for comedians like Kyle... Read More →



Saturday January 14, 2017 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Doc's Lab 124 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

10:15pm

Millennials Ruin Everything with Dominique Gelin and Irene Tu and guests Deira Bowie, Chris Bryant, Vanessa Gonzalez, David Heti, Sean Jordan, Jake Mattera and Samantha Ruddy (SOLD OUT)
Millennials Ruin Everything is a monthly comedy showcase every 2nd Friday from 6-8 pm in the back room at El Rio. Each month, co-hosts Irene Tu and Dominique Gelin explore a new theme with guest comedians about why millennials suck/rock. Part comedy showcase, part interviews, all fun. This special SF Sketchfest edition takes the stage at Brava Studio! $15

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

Performers
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Deira Bowie

Deira Bowie is a stand-up comedian hailing from Melbourne, Australia. Three years ago she left her job as a high school teacher to set her sights on a new life in America. Often referred to as 'confusingly happy' and 'not quiet as entertaining as an otter' Deira performs frequently at Fly Ass Jokes and 7 on 7 at the Brody Theatre and is a regular host at the Fun House in Portland. Deira is a one time winner of the Comedy Bull and a guest on rad... Read More →
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Chris Bryant

Chris Bryant is a stand-up comedian described as the “love child of Woody Allen and SNL’s Stefan.” He is notorious for taking "belfies" (butt selfies) on Instagram @tenderchris. He has appeared in numerous national commercials, as well as spots on ESPN, Nick Mom, and Cartoon Network.
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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 touched the stage of a really famous comedy club that one time.
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Vanessa Gonzalez

Vanessa Gonzalez is a comedian based out of Austin, TX. She has toured the country with her critically acclaimed solo shows and has been featured in many comedy festivals. In 2016, she won 3rd place out of 200 comics in The Funniest Person in Austin Contest. When she’s not touring, you can catch her with her comedy partner, Micheal Foulk, in "This is HANDBOMB" every Tuesday @ 8pm at The New Movement. 
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David Heti

David Heti has been called "nihilistic and death-dark" (The Comedy Network) and "outlandishly harsh and thought-provoking" (Exclaim). He has degrees in Philosophy and Law and has worked in the bioethics department of a children's hospital. In 2015 his album "It was okay" was picked up by Stand Up! Records and now most of his stuff is in New York. | David has performed at JFL42, Hell Yes Fest (New Orleans), the Dark Comedy Festival (Toronto) and... Read More →
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Sean Jordan

Sean has been doing stand up for over a decade, starting in Sioux Falls SD but now living Los AngelesR.  Sean was named the funniest person in Portland by the Willamette Week magazine.  He was also a finalist in Portland’s Funniest Person contest at Helium Comedy Club 4 years running, The Tacoma Comedy contest and The Wenatchee Comedy Festival.  Comedy Central named Sean as one of their comics to watch and Splitsider also... Read More →
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Jake Mattera

Jake Mattera is a stand-up comedian based in Philadelphia. He has performed in sketches that have appeared on CONAN, and he has also written parody songs for the popular morning radio program, “The Preston and Steve Show”. Jake was selected as a finalist in Helium Comedy’s 2014 Philly’s Phunniest competition and selected as semi-finalist in 2015 and 2016. 
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Samantha Ruddy

Samantha Ruddy is a comedian and writer who hails from outside Scranton, Pennsylvania, and now lives in Brooklyn. She has been named 1 of the 50 Funniest in Brooklyn by Brooklyn Magazine and was called a comic "you should be obsessed with" by BUST. She has performed in Laugh Your Asheville Off Festival, Limestone Comedy Festival, and was a finalist in the Devil Cup. She brings to the stage a world of goofy observations, witty one-liners, and... Read More →
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Irene Tu

Irene Tu is a San Francisco based stand-up comedian, writer, and actor. In 2016, she was named one of the “Bay Area’s 11 Best Stand Up Comedians” by the SFist and one of 20 “Women to Watch” by KQED. She has been featured in numerous comedy festivals including SF Sketchfest, Limestone Comedy Festival, and Crom Comedy Festival. Irene hosts several popular shows in the Bay Area: Man Haters, Hysteria, The Mission... Read More →



Saturday January 14, 2017 10:15pm - 11:45pm
Brava Studio Theater 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:30pm

Roderick on the Line with Merlin Mann and John Roderick
Roderick on the Line is a frank and candid weekly phone call between John Roderick and Merlin Mann.

While these sorts of calls have been conducted privately on a regular basis since something like 2003, they are now being made available to the public as an audio podcast. Watch them do it live, sans phone! $22

Performers
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Merlin Mann

Merlin is best known as the creator of 43folders.com, a popular American website about finding the time and attention to do your best creative work. | | Merlin was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and raised on Florida’s humid Suncoast. In his senior year of high school, Merlin dropped his 1st period BASIC class so he could strum Major7 chords in the school’s stage band. Somewhere in this is a story that should tell you much of what you need to... Read More →
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John Roderick

John Roderick is the songwriter and singer/guitarist of The Long Winters, forming the band from a mound of clay back in 2001. Widely acclaimed as one of America’s preeminent artists, credited with resurrecting Seattle’s moribund music scene and bringing new life to the rock genre, John also writes his own press bios. A central figure in the Northwest music community, John nevertheless maintains his outsider status by being both dangerously... Read More →



Saturday January 14, 2017 10:30pm - 11:45pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

10:30pm

Shouting at the Screen with Wyatt Cenac and Donwill
Back in the days before live-tweeting, the only way to express your thoughts while watching a movie was to yell them out loud to the delight of your friends, and the disgust of the old people two rows in front of you. Wyatt Cenac and Donwill invite you to join them as they recreate the magic of Magic Johnson theaters and guide you Mystery Science Theater 3000-style through the wonderful world of blaxploitation and black cult cinema. Wyatt and Donwill will screen a fine specimen from yesteryear, egging you on from the peanut gallery as the non-foam Statler and Waldorf. $25

Performers
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Wyatt Cenac

Grammy nominated NY-based stand-up comedian Wyatt Cenac is also an Emmy and WGA Award winning performer, writer, and producer. Armed with an “attentive, inquisitive perspective” (AV Club) and an “hilariously understated style” (Paste Magazine), he has become a favorite of audiences and critics alike. | | On February 26th, 2016, A Special Thing Records released Wyatt’s third comedy album Furry Dumb Fighter... Read More →
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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 week tonight with John Oliver and Buzzfeed’s Another Round podcast to name a few. | Comedy is something he is passionate about as well, and alongside Wyatt Cenac he... Read More →



10:30pm

Invite Them Up with Eugene Mirman and Bobby Tisdale with Derrick Brown, Bobcat Goldthwait, Aparna Nancherla and musical guest Robyn Hitchcock
Invite Them Up was a long-running and super fun comedy show that took place at Rififi in Manhattan. It has since been resurrected for SF Sketchfest and the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival. Eugene Mirman and Bobby Tisdale welcome their comedy friends for a night of great stand-up. $30

Performers
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Derrick Brown

Derrick C. Brown is the winner of the 2013 Texas Book of The Year award for Poetry. He is a former paratrooper for the 82nd airborne and is the president of one of what Forbes and Filter Magazine call “…one of the best independent presses in the country,” Write Bloody Publishing. He is the author of four books of poetry. The New York Times calls his work “…a rekindling of faith in the weird, hilarious, shocking... Read More →
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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 stand-up special features riffs on politics, divorce, going broke, and his career as a director of film and TV. The genre-defying "Police Academy" alum returns with... Read More →
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Robyn Hitchcock

Robyn Hitchcock is one of England's most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters and live performers. A surrealist poet, talented guitarist, cult artist and musician's musician, Hitchcock is among alternative rock's father figures and is the closest thing the genre has to a Bob Dylan (not coincidentally his biggest musical inspiration). | | Since founding the art-rock band The Soft Boys in 1976, Robyn has recorded more than 20 albums as... Read More →
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Eugene Mirman

Brooklyn resident Eugene Mirman escaped the clutches of Russian communism at the age of four when his family immigrated from Moscow to Lexington, MA (where along with Paul Revere and John Adams he kicked off the American revolution). He attended Hampshire College and designed his own major of Comedy – doing a one-hour standup act as his thesis (for which he was made fun of, don’t worry). | | Eugene currently stars as the voice of... Read More →
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Aparna Nancherla

Aparna Nancherla has an intimidating name, but don't be scared! In fact, she's quite approachable onstage, from a heckler's perspective. She enjoys seeing the world through awkward contact lenses. Her maiden chuckle voyage took off in Washington D.C. (it's all about the Washingtons). | | Her credits include 2007 NBC Stand Up for Diversity Finalist and 2008 College Tour, Last Comic Standing 6 (2008, NYC Regional Showcase), the Bridgetown Comedy... Read More →
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Bobby Tisdale

Bobby Tisdale plays Zeke on "Bob's Burgers," hosts Ward of Merkin in Brooklyn, and was a writer on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon." He has been hosting Invite Them Up with Eugene Mirman for many years. Party.



Saturday January 14, 2017 10:30pm - 11:59pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

11:00pm

PianoFight Showcase: Luxury Cruise Singles Mixer, Peter n' Chris and Redford, Hosted by Kevin Yee
SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! $15

Performers
avatar for Peter N Chris

Peter N Chris

Peter n’ Chris (Peter Carlone and Chris Wilson) are a 3 time Canadian Comedy Award winning sketch troupe from Vancouver BC (Best Sketch Troupe and Best Comedic Play 2013/2014).  They have performed television tapings    in acclaimed festivals such as Just For Laughs, JFL42, The San Francisco Sketch Comedy Festival and the Chicago Sketch Fest. They were a featured act at the 2013 and 2014 Toronto Sketch festival where they... Read More →
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Luxury Cruise Singles Mixer

These 7 fabulous singles join forces to create a luxury cruise experience like no other. Tell them where to drop their anchor, and watch these improvisors weave the story of a new location with humor and top of your intelligence play. From subversive political commentary to groan-worthy pun-offs, there's no territory this group won't explore. 
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Redford

REDFORD, is a mainstage sketch team from iO West. Formed in 2014, they play every third Sunday to sold out audiences at iO West in LA. They have performed at: Comedy Central Stage, iO Chicago, The Playground Theatre and UCB Sunset. The players of REDFORD, are some of the best sketch comedians in Los Angeles. Trained from UCB, The Groundlings, Second City and iO West. Some members have had deals with NBC, as well as showcased and tested for SNL... Read More →
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Kevin Yee

Comedian Kevin Yee and his original satirical songs have been making people laugh across America and beyond! He is a recovering Broadway chorus boy ("Mary Poppins," "Wicked" tour, and "Mamma Mia" Canada), and a former member of Quincy Jones’s boy band "Youth Asylum."



Saturday January 14, 2017 11:00pm - Sunday January 15, 2017 12:30am
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Sunday, January 15
 

11:00am

John Hodgman and Adam Savage: A Spin-A-Wheel-Conversation (SOLD OUT)
What do you get when you take a brilliant humorist, an inventive designer, and a live audience, stir in a generous helping of laughter, and add a pinch of unpredictability? Other than the recipe for some very strange hors d'oeuvres, you get John Hodgman and Adam Savage: A Spin-A-Wheel-Conversation! No one knows what will be discussed, but you can be certain that the conversation will be clever, insightful, and one of a kind. $22 SOLD OUT

This show is sold out. Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/tickets for info. 

Performers
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John Hodgman

Before he went on television, John Hodgman was a simple writer, humorist, expert, and Former Professional Literary Agent living in New York City. In this capacity, he has served as the Humor Editor for the New York Times Magazine, frequent contributor to “This American Life,” advice columnist for McSweeney’s, comic book reviewer for the New York Times Book Review, and a freelance journalist specializing in food, culture... 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 →



Sunday January 15, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

11:00am

The West Wing Weekly with Joshua Malina and Hrishikesh Hirway and special guest Bradley Whitford (SOLD OUT)
The West Wing Weekly is an episode-by-episode discussion of one of television's most beloved shows, co-hosted by one of its stars, Joshua Malina, along with Hrishikesh Hirway of Song Exploder. Join them for their very first live episode in San Francisco, along with their very special guest, Bradley Whitford. $30

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

Performers
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Hrishikesh Hirway

Hrishi is a musician and composer, and a political news junkie. He makes music as half of the band Moors, and on his own as The One AM Radio. He scored the films "Our Nixon" and "Save the Date." Hrishi is also the creator and host of the podcast Song Exploder, where musicians take apart their songs and tell the story of how they were made, featuring guests like U2, Björk, MGMT, The National, and many more. He studied art and design at Yale... Read More →
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Joshua Malina

Star of NBC’s Emmy Award-winning ensemble "The West Wing," actor Joshua Malina has the impressive distinction of having appeared in all, but one project that Aaron Sorkin has written/produced.  As ‘Will Bailey’, Malina filled the slot left open by Rob Lowe’s departure in the hit drama series.  He has since transitioned into the role of DC US Attorney in Shonda Rhimes ABC drama "Scandal" opposite Kerry Washington... Read More →



11:00am

Kevin McDonald Improv and Sketch Workshop (SOLD OUT)
Join Kevin McDonald of the Kids in the Hall as he brings his sold out workshop back to SF Sketchfest for a 4th year. Through this seven hour intensive, Kevin will teach a small group of actors how to write comedy through performance and use improv as a writing tool. By the end of the workshop, you will be able to write sketches through improv.

The workshop will warm up with improv games to help sharpen storytelling skills, and evolve until students are doing their own improvised scenes in small groups. You will then take these improvised scenes, work on them and make them into full comedy sketches. Kevin will go from group to group, helping and guiding with the "writing" of each scene. Each group will then have the opportunity to present their sketch.

After getting notes, revising and presenting the scenes again, the workshop will end with the groups going off and actually finalizing their scenes. The now fully written scenes will be performed one last time for everyone.

This workshop will improve your acting and writing skills, and will teach you how both skills work in unison to create great scenes and hilarious comedy. And if prompted, Kevin will tell lots of stories about the Kids in the Hall. $160

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

Performers
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Kevin McDonald

Comedian, actor, writer and director Kevin McDonald founded “The Kids in the Hall” with friend Dave Foley, after they met in Toronto at Second City, and the television series ran from 1988-1995. In the troupe's television series and stage shows, he portrays several popular recurring characters, such as the King of Empty Promises, Sir Simon Milligan, and Jerry Sizzler. McDonald went on to appear in a variety of films including Boy Meets... Read More →



Sunday January 15, 2017 11:00am - 6:00pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

1:00pm

Stuff You Should Know with Josh Clark and Charles W. 'Chuck' Bryant (SOLD OUT)
Stuff You Should Know is the award-winning podcast hosted by Chuck Bryant and Josh Clark and produced by the venerable website HowStuffWorks. Twice weekly since 2008, Stuff You Should Know has released a mind-addling array of episodes, cracking open the mechanics, history and cultural and scientific impact of topics like: Ouija boards, asteroid mining, termites, the use of MDMA to treat mental illness, the game of horseshoes, gender reassignment surgery, what would happen if the Earth stopped spinning, Barbie(r) dolls, peak oil, the effects of going without sleep, bioluminescence, disco, icebergs, the fat tax and so on and so on, totaling nearly 700 episodes and adding two more every Tuesday and Thursday.

Over the years, Stuff You Should Know has grown beyond the podcast to include video series like Don't Be Dumb; a pretty good social media presence on Facebook and Twitter where Josh and Chuck chat with their fans, field suggestions and are told what they got wrong in any given episode; and a website, Josh and Chuck's home on the web, StuffYouShouldKnow.com, where they like to share examples of their interests in photos of abandoned places, old Halloween costumes, terrible ideas in history, and other neat stuff.

They are also beginning work on a Stuff You Should Know book, which they intend to complete and have published before the end of the decade, they hope. They also played themselves in a short lived but much loved scripted TV show on Science channel.

Chuck and Josh live in Atlanta, though not together; instead with their wives, Emilie (Chuck) and Umi (Josh). When they aren't working - but really, in this day and age, when is anyone not working, you know? - Chuck plays in his old man band, as he's a bit of an amateur guitarist, and Josh likes to find and try new cocktail recipes, as he's a bit of an amateur mixologist. $22

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

Performers
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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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Josh Clark

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 →



Sunday January 15, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

1:00pm

Dead Pilots Society with Steve Agee, Ben Blacker, Matt Gourley, Joshua Malina, Mark McConville, Tawny Newsome, Busy Philipps, Jackson Publick, Andrew Reich, Andy Richter, Rob Schrab and more
Dozens of TV show pilots are written every year, and most don't get to see the light of day. Until now. "Friends" writer Andrew Reich and Nerdist Writers Panel creator Ben Blacker (Thrilling Adventure Hour) have invited their writer pals to bring out their dead pilots for a series of table reads called Dead Pilots' Society, now available as a podcast on the Maximum Fun network. Featuring scripts by top writers that were never produced because of the questionable judgment of networks and development executives, DPS lets these brilliant, promise-filled scripts be enjoyed by you, the public, performed by top actors.No notes. No one gets fired. We all laugh. $25

Performers
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Steve Agee

Steve is best known for playing Steve Myron on Comedy Central’s "The Sarah Silverman Program" and Outside Dave on Fox’s "New Girl." Prior to that, Steve was a writer for ABC’s "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and MTV’s "The Andy Milonakis Show." More recently, Steve has made appearances on "Community," "2 Broke Girls," "Happy Endings," "Childrens Hospital," and done voice over for "Bob’s Burgers," "Adventure Time" and "The Cleveland Show."
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Ben Blacker

Ben Acker & Ben Blacker are the creators of the Thrilling Adventure Hour, a staged show in the style of old-time radio which is also a podcast on the Nerdist network and a graphic novel hardcover anthology from Archaia (which sold out its first print run), and will soon be a web-series (also from Nerdist) and a concert film. The live show boasts stars and guest stars from across the entertainment spectrum; everyone from Nathan Fillion and Clark... Read More →
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Matt Gourley

Dr. Matt Gourley, PyT has performed with Upright Citizen’s Brigade, Second City, and Improv Olympic. He has been featured on Comedy Central's "Drunk History," slurring his way through thoughtful retellings of Watergate and the Alamo. Other mentionables include "Adventure Time," "Attack of the Show," "Ghost Ghirls," and NBC's "World Cup Comedy." Matt is also the spokesperson for Volkswagen and can been seen in other various commercials for other... Read More →
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Joshua Malina

Star of NBC’s Emmy Award-winning ensemble "The West Wing," actor Joshua Malina has the impressive distinction of having appeared in all, but one project that Aaron Sorkin has written/produced.  As ‘Will Bailey’, Malina filled the slot left open by Rob Lowe’s departure in the hit drama series.  He has since transitioned into the role of DC US Attorney in Shonda Rhimes ABC drama "Scandal" opposite Kerry Washington... Read More →
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Mark McConville

Dr. Mark McConville, PhD is a Wisconsin native and graduate of The University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has been acting and improvising since 1996 with several organizations including ComedySportz Madison, ComedySportz LA, Disney Entertainment Productions, and currently is a mainstage performer with iOWest’s Opening Night: The Improvised Musical!. He has recently appeared on "The Andy Daly Podcast Pilot Project" and "The Thrilling Adventure... Read More →
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Tawny Newsome

Tawny is a sketch and improv comedian, who's been mainly writing and performing her work on the Second City Mainstage in Chicago, as well as with the Second City National Touring Company. She's also starred in Second City collaborations such as "The Art of Falling" with Hubbard Street Dance, and "The Second City's Guide to the Opera," starring Patrick Stewart and Renee Fleming. Other regional credits include: "The Upstairs Concierge," a world... Read More →
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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 beloved tv series "Freaks and Geeks," "Dawson's Creek," "ER," "Cougar Town," and "Vice Principals," and for standout roles in films like "Made of Honor" and... Read More →
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Jackson Publick

Jackson Publick is the creator, director, co-writer and a bunch of the voices of adultswim’s cultishly successful animated series "The Venture Bros." A super-long time ago, in a different life, he wrote for "The Tick."
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Andy Richter

Actor and writer, Andy Richter, returned to his role as announcer and sidekick to Conan O’Brien on the show, "Conan," when it premiered on November 8, 2010. Richter rose to fame in 1993 as O’Brien’s sidekick on "Late Night with Conan O’Brien" and reprised this role on "The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien," which premiered June 1, 2009. In addition to numerous primetime guest-starring roles, Richter starred in the... Read More →
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Rob Schrab

Rob Schrab is a writer, and director known for co-creating "The Monster House," "Heat Vision and Jack," "The Sarah Silverman Program" and "Channel 101." He’s directed episodes of "Community," "Children’s Hospital," "Workaholics," and "The Mindy Project."



Sunday January 15, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

4:00pm

Pop My Culture: The Final Episode with Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland and guests Paul F. Tompkins, Samm Levine and Rhett Miller
Pop My Culture, a popular podcast on the Nerdist network founded in 2010, says goodbye with this very special final episode recorded live at SF Sketchfest. After 200+ episodes, co-hosts Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland are very honored to be joined by final guests Paul F. Tompkins, Samm Levine and Rhett Miller.

With over a million downloads, Pop My Culture has been named the #2 Best Comedy Podcast of the Moment by Rolling Stone, and has appeared on Best lists by Paste Magazine, IFC.com and Mashable.com. It's part of the Nerdist network of shows. Past guests include Drew Carey, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Cary Elwes, Patton Oswalt, Bob Odenkirk, Rachel Dratch, Laraine Newman, Jonathan Silverman, Reginald VelJohnson, Jodie Sweetin and many more.

www.popmyculturepodcast.com $20

Performers
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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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Rhett Miller

Rhett Miller is the front man and main songwriter of the hard-charging rock ‘n’ roll quartet the Old 97’s, as well as an accomplished solo artist. In addition to his nine studio albums with the 97’s (most recently The Grand Theatre Volume One and The Grand Theatre Vol. 2 in 2011), he has released four solo albums; 1989’s Mythologies, 2002’s The Instigator, 2006’s The Believer, and 2009’s Rhett Miller. Miller is set to release... Read More →
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Vanessa Ragland

Vanessa Ragland is an actor/writer/improvisor and co-host of Nerdist's Pop My Culture Podcast and Earwolf’s Totally Mommy. An alumna of The Groundlings Sunday Company, she regularly performs at The Groundlings, The Hollywood Improv and Westside Comedy in Los Angeles.
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Cole Stratton

Cole Stratton wears a lot of hats. Not literal ones, as he has a tiny head and it just doesn't look right. He 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. Now in its sixteenth year, the festival has featured performers like Tenacious D, Conan O'Brien, Alan Arkin, Gene Wilder, The Kids in the Hall, The State, Mr. Show, Garry... Read More →
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Paul F. Tompkins

Paul F. Tompkins is a comedian and actor. He stars as Dean Rosedragon on Seeso’s "Bajillion Dollar Propertie$" as well as providing the voice of Mr. Peanutbutter for the Netflix animated series "Bojack Horseman." | | He hosts the podcast Spontaneanation on the Earwolf network as well as being a member of the comedic improvisation group Superego. | | For a full list of Mr. Tompkins’ stage, television and film credits, ask your... Read More →



Sunday January 15, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

4:00pm

SF Sketchfest Tribute to Aisha Tyler, in conversation with John Hodgman
SF Sketchfest is delighted to host a Tribute to Aisha Tyler, an actor, comedian, author and director beloved across multiple forms of media. From voicing Lana on FX's animated show “Archer” to co-hosting “The Talk,” starring on the long-running drama “Criminal Minds” to hosting the wildly popular improv show “Whose Line Is It Anyway,” Aisha also recently directed her first feature film, continues to host her popular Girl on Guy podcast (also writing the best seller that came out of it), and is launching her own line of craft cocktails, Courage+Stone, this Spring. Aisha has truly set a pace and inspired newcomers, proving what can be possible in arts and industry. Aisha will be welcomed to the festival for a conversation with John Hodgman to discuss her multi-dimensional work, followed by an audience Q and A. $25

Performers
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John Hodgman

Before he went on television, John Hodgman was a simple writer, humorist, expert, and Former Professional Literary Agent living in New York City. In this capacity, he has served as the Humor Editor for the New York Times Magazine, frequent contributor to “This American Life,” advice columnist for McSweeney’s, comic book reviewer for the New York Times Book Review, and a freelance journalist specializing in food, culture... Read More →
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Aisha Tyler

Aisha Tyler voices the role of Lana Kane on FX’s Emmy-winning animated show "Archer," hosts of CBS’s Daytime Emmy Award-winning "The Talk," is a series regular on CBS’ hit drama "Criminal Minds," hosts the comedy improv show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” and is the creator and host of her own podcast, "Girl on Guy with Aisha Tyler." | | Girl on Guy was chosen by iTunes as a best new comedy podcast of 2011, and has over... Read More →



4:20pm

The Benson Movie Interruption: 'Fifty Shades of Grey' with Doug Benson and Friends
Comedian Doug Benson (“Super High Me,” “Last Comic Standing,” and the Doug Loves Movies podcast) and mystery comedy guests sit in the front row of the theater and say whatever silly stuff pops into their heads. $20

Performers
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Doug Benson

Photo credit: Jamie Tayler @ Concertaddicts.com | | Doug Benson (“Last Comic Standing,” "Super High Me") has been on an album-a-year schedule since 2008 (his most recent release being "Gateway Doug 2: Forced Fun"), plus he has two popular weekly podcasts (“Doug Loves Movies” and "Getting Doug With High"), does the occasional film (“The Greatest Movie Ever Rolled”) and makes regular appearances on... Read More →



Sunday January 15, 2017 4:20pm - 6:30pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

4:30pm

TV Guidance Counselor Podcast with Ken Reid and guest Dr. Frank of The Mr. T Experience
Each week Ken and his guest discuss the difficult viewing choices of our collective past using issues from Ken's extensive TV Guide Magazine archives. Stories of growing up, nostalgic memories of television, and occasional forays into academic discussions on media are known to appear on the show. Since the show's debut in February 2014 Ken has welcomed over 200 diverse guests including Ted Danson, Cassandra "Elvira Mistress of the Dark" Peterson, John Hodgman, Dana Gould, Kumail Nanjiani, Greg Proops, Ann Magnuson, Tick creator Ben Edlund, Lisa Loeb, Janeane Garofalo, Olivia d'Abo, Eugene Mirman and many more. The show has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, and the Boston Globe. Free

Performers
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Frank Portman

Frank Portman (also known as “Dr. Frank”) is an SF Bay Area musician and novelist. Dr. Frank, sometimes dubbed “the Cole Porter of Punk”, and his band the Mr. T Experience (MTX) are typically cited as among the founders of “East Bay Pop Punk” and released around a dozen albums and eps on Green Day launchpad Lookout Records throughout its heyday in the 90s. He has also published three novels, including the... 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 →



Sunday January 15, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
PianoFight Bar 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

7:00pm

Guys We F@#ked: The Experience (SOLD OUT)
Like Guys We F@#ked: The Anti Slut-Shaming Podcast? Ever thought what a dope-ass guest you would make? Well, you're a narcissist, but you're also going to LOVE Guys We F@#ked: The Experience! Join co-hosts Corinne Fisher and Krystyna Hutchinson as they bring their hit podcast to life through games, audience participation, rants, stories, stand-up comedy, and never before seen video. Buy a ticket. It's gonna get weird. $22

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

Performers
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Corinne Fisher

Photo credit: Eric Korenman | | CORINNE FISHER is a stand-up comedian, writer and actress originally from Union, NJ. She first made a splash with her debut one-woman show Corinne Fisher: I STALK YOU which had a successful run at The Peoples Improv Theater and was featured heavily in Time Out NY. Since then, she has been a regular on the stand-up scene playing anything from dive bars to world-famous comedy clubs like New York Comedy Club... Read More →
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Krystyna Hutchinson

Originally from Doylestown, Pennsylvania, KRYSTYNA HUTCHINSON has been a regular in the New York City comedy scene since graduating from Marymount Manhattan College with a BFA in Acting. In addition to performing stand-up nightly, she co-hosts and produces her hit variety show, GLAMOURPUSS, with fellow comedian Wendi Starling. Each month, they welcome the city’s top comedians, musicians, contortionists and side-show acts to perform in front... Read More →



Sunday January 15, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

7:00pm

PianoFight Showcase: Boarding Party, Peter n' Chris and Sasquatch Comedy, Hosted by Allison Mick (SOLD OUT)
SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! $15

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

Performers
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Peter N Chris

Peter n’ Chris (Peter Carlone and Chris Wilson) are a 3 time Canadian Comedy Award winning sketch troupe from Vancouver BC (Best Sketch Troupe and Best Comedic Play 2013/2014).  They have performed television tapings    in acclaimed festivals such as Just For Laughs, JFL42, The San Francisco Sketch Comedy Festival and the Chicago Sketch Fest. They were a featured act at the 2013 and 2014 Toronto Sketch festival where they... Read More →
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Sasquatch Comedy

Sara June is a comedian based in Los Angeles. She’s performed at Fun Fun Fun Fest, the San Francisco Comedy Competition and Riot LA; she also makes surreal sketch videos, which you can watch on heysarajune.com.
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Allison Mick

Allison Mick is an Oakland-based comedian and writer originally from Rochester, NY. She draws from her upbringing and personal experiences to address topics like race, gender, and serial killers. She’s performed in festivals in Northern California (SF Sketchfest), New York (Hudson Valley Comedy Fest), and Even Farther Northern California (Savage Henry Festival). In 1997, she was featured in the book “Humor Works” by Dr. John... Read More →
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Boarding Party

They’re ”really into each other” and “uncomfortably intimate”. Boarding Party is an improv trio from San Francisco (the third city) comprised of Leela alums Anton Shuster and Sean Marney, SImps alum Peter Chapman, and the ghost of their ex-member, Colin (still alive). They’ve been together for 3 years and holding each other as a pre-show warmup for 2. They performed at SF Sketchfest, Bitch and Tell, and... Read More →



7:30pm

Attractive Camp with Nicole Calasich, Jesse Hett and Francesca Fiorentini and guests Chris Bryant, Curtis Cook, Shane Copland, Isaac Hirsch and Lydia Popovich (SOLD OUT)
Attractive Camp is a live comedy battle between standup comedians you know from Conan, Comedy Central, Cobb's Comedy Club and SF Punch Line. Enjoy the most creative takes on social issues, intelligent and incisive rapport and good old fashioned shit talking as comics wrestle racism, sexism, hypocrisy, bigotry and pseudointellectualism.

Hosted by Nicole Calasich (ABCd) Jesse Hett (Cobb's Comedy Club) and Francesca Fiorentini (AJ+). $15

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

Performers
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Chris Bryant

Chris Bryant is a stand-up comedian described as the “love child of Woody Allen and SNL’s Stefan.” He is notorious for taking "belfies" (butt selfies) on Instagram @tenderchris. He has appeared in numerous national commercials, as well as spots on ESPN, Nick Mom, and Cartoon Network.
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Nicole Calasich

Nicole Calasich is a Bolivian-American comedian and producer. Based in San Francisco, she performs regularly at SF Punchline and Cobb's as well as the national club circuit. Her humor is big words smartcool and her penchant for incisive audience rapport is the dumbest. She's opened for Dan Cummins and Ali Wong, features for Iliza Shlesinger, and can be seen on ABC's "Forever 31." When her Twitter account isn't being featured on Comedy Central... Read More →
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Curtis Cook

Curtis Cook is a comic from Ohio now living Los Angeles. He has been featured on Viceland’s televised comedy series Flophouse and performed in venues and festivals throughout the country, including the Cleveland Comedy Fest, the Chicago Comedy Exposition, and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival.  | | In addition to performing stand-up, Curtis is a writer for the Willamette Week and has appeared on Daily VICE and television programs in... Read More →
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Shane Copland

Shane was recently featured on The Chive, and has appeared in the moving pictures on the History Channel doing a guest segment on "How The States Got Their Shapes," and on Cinemax in "The Knick."  While the latter was not a speaking role, he did get to ring the bell as the timekeeper of an underground wrestling match, and that brought him more joy than any Oscar ever could.  He has co-wrote and directed his own TV pilot, titled... Read More →
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Francesca Fiorentini

Francesca Fiorentini is a journalist, comic, and aspiring internet meme. She is also host and producer with Newsbroke of AJ+, the online channel of Al Jazeera Media Network. She can be found performing stand up to crowds of aspiring Zuckerbergs in comedy venues around the Bay Area or, simply, on Facebook.
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Jesse Hett

Jesse Hett is a human 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. His style has been described as "observational absurdism" and one newspaper reviewer wrote that he "says very smart things in a very dumb way" which is kind of mean but print media is dying so... Read More →
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Isaac Hirsch

Isaac Hirsch is a 23 year old comedian with weird-looking wrists. His upbeat attitude and sharp writing have made him a favorite in Washington, DC, Baltimore, and beyond. He won the Washington DC edition of Funny or Die’s Road 2 Oddball stand-up competition in 2014, and was an MVP nominee of Rooftop Comedy’s National College Comedy Competition in 2012. He was a finalist in Westside Comedy Theater's Westside Showdown stand-up... 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. SF Weekly named her the #1 Artist to Watch in 2016 describing her humor as "Hilarious and brutally honest" stating "Her comedy does more than make us laugh; it also makes us think." She's a featured... Read More →



Sunday January 15, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Doc's Lab 124 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

7:30pm

Susanna Hoffs & Friends, with Steve Agee, Petra Haden, Chris Price, Tamara Yajia and more (CANCELED)
Susanna Hoffs performance at SF Sketchfest has been cancelled due to illness. Susanna regrets not being able to perform for her fans. Ticket Refunds will be available at point of purchase.

Susanna Hoffs (The Bangles) brings her friends to SF Sketchfest for a night of music and comedy.

With their unique blend of ’60s garage rock, lush harmonies, and jangly guitars, the Bangles became a seminal band of the ’80s. Platinum-selling albums — and a string of hit songs like “Manic Monday,” “Walk Like an Egyptian,” “In Your Room,” “Eternal Flame,” and “Hazy Shade of Winter” — have ensured their place in rock and roll history.

Stepping away from her work with the Bangles, Susanna released two solo albums in the 1990s which featured collaborations with an impressive array of musicians including Jon Brion, Mick Fleetwood, John Entwistle, Jim Keltner, Matthew Sweet, Mark Linkous (Sparklehorse), David Lowery (Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven), and Petra and Rachel Haden.

After working together as members of Ming Tea in the Austin Powers film trilogy, Susanna and Matthew Sweet formed Sid ‘n Susie. The duo have recorded and released three volumes of their highly acclaimed Under the Covers series, culling selections from the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s. The magical blend of their voices, combined with a roughly hewn power pop sound, has turned the Sid ‘n Susie project into a cult favorite, as well as a critics’ pick.

In 2011, Susanna stole away to the studio to capitalize on a burst of creative energy sparked by the presence of a new songwriting partner in Andrew Brassell, an indie musician from Nashville. The collaboration resulted in her third solo project, 2012’s Someday. Painted with catchy-as-anything melodies using a palette of horns, flutes, and strings — and produced by Mitchell Froom (Crowded House, Paul McCartney, Randy Newman, Elvis Costello) — Someday conjured up an era when melody was king while remaining ever-fresh and contemporary. The retro modern song cycle served as a stylish homage to the 1960s pop sounds that Hoffs grew up listening to and loving.

Recently, Susanna has performed with Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein’s Portlandia Live and Mike Campbell’s Merry Minstrel Circus, and at the 2014 Stagecoach Festival. Renewed and inspired by these experiences, she now looks forward to playing shows in intimate settings where she has the freedom to pull her favorite songs from her entire discography, as well as some choice covers. With special guests stopping by to jam with her, each show will be a one-of-a-kind adventure for both her and the audience. $30 21+

Performers
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Steve Agee

Steve is best known for playing Steve Myron on Comedy Central’s "The Sarah Silverman Program" and Outside Dave on Fox’s "New Girl." Prior to that, Steve was a writer for ABC’s "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and MTV’s "The Andy Milonakis Show." More recently, Steve has made appearances on "Community," "2 Broke Girls," "Happy Endings," "Childrens Hospital," and done voice over for "Bob’s Burgers," "Adventure Time" and "The Cleveland Show."
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Petra Haden

In a restlessly eclectic, wholly unique musical career that spans two and a half decades, Petra Haden has established a singular reputation for creativity and versatility, and a unique niche that's allowed her to apply her multiple talents to a dazzlingly diverse array of music.    | As a singer, instrumentalist and composer, Haden has built an impressively varied and accomplished discography encompassing her work as part of the beloved... Read More →
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Susanna Hoffs

Born in Los Angeles into a creative family, Susanna Hoffs grew up in the company of writers, thinkers, painters, and filmmakers with an ever-present soundtrack provided by the Beatles and other artists of the 1960s. As a young girl, she loved to sing and play guitar and went on to study theatre, dance, and art at University of California, Berkeley. The Bay Area music scene was in full bloom during her college years, and Susanna was stirred by the... Read More →
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Chris Price

Chris Price is a Los Angeles based singer/songwriter who performs in the style of beloved 60's and 70's pop/rock acts such as The Beatles and The Kinks. Price turns heads at every performance because of his powerful singing voice and wildly unique guitar playing style. He began his musical career at age 12 when he started to produce tracks for rap artists in his hometown of Miami, Florida. After a stint as a keyboardist in a jam band... Read More →
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Tamara Yajia

Tamara Yajia is a writer and performer who was hailed by Playboy as one of the “funniest women on Twitter.” Her one woman show “Cumming Of Age” sold out for three consecutive weeks at the SOSE Theatre in Los Angeles. Her book of stories “Life Is A Dance Floor And We're All Dancing Like Shit” has sold over 1000 copies. She is the founder and head writer for the parody website PissFeed and a contributor to... Read More →



Sunday January 15, 2017 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

7:30pm

Jonathan Coulton, Paul and Storm and Friends with John Roderick and more
In the Venn diagram of music, comedy, and geek culture, you will find this show sitting squarely in the intersection of all sets. Join the inimitable Jonathan Coulton, kings of geekdom Paul and Storm, rock guitarist John Roderick, and their rhythmically gifted friends for an unforgettable night of music, laughter... and maybe even a sing-a-long. $37

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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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John Roderick

John Roderick is the songwriter and singer/guitarist of The Long Winters, forming the band from a mound of clay back in 2001. Widely acclaimed as one of America’s preeminent artists, credited with resurrecting Seattle’s moribund music scene and bringing new life to the rock genre, John also writes his own press bios. A central figure in the Northwest music community, John nevertheless maintains his outsider status by being both dangerously... 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 →



7:30pm

'The Kentucky Fried Movie' 40th Anniversary screening and Q&A with John Landis, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker, moderated by Marc Hershon
SF Sketchfest is thrilled to celebrate the 40th anniversary of "The Kentucky Fried Movie," the mother of all sketch comedy anthology films. Written by a Wisconsin-based comedy trio known as Kentucky Fried Theater (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker) and directed by comedy filmmaking icon John Landis, the groundbreaking film has achieved cult classic status. Zucker, Abrahams & Zucker went on to create the classic comedies "Airplane!" and "The Naked Gun!" and Landis went on to direct "National Lampoon's Animal House," "The Blues Brothers," "Clue," "Three Amigos!" and many more. This rare reunion of four incredible comedy legends is a must-see. $25

Performers
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Jim Abrahams

Born: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, May 10, 1944 | | Graduated University of Wisconsin, Madison June, 1967 | | Movies: | | 1978 – “Kentucky Fried Movie,” co-writer, co-executive producer | | 1980 – “Airplane!” co-writer, co-director | | 1984 – “Top Secret!” co-writer, co-director | | 1986 - “Ruthless People,” co-director | | 1987 - “Big Business,” director | | 1988 - “Welcome Home Roxy Carmichael... Read More →
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Marc Hershon

Marc Hershon, host and executive producer of Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast, likes to think of himself as a Renaissance Man minus the Black Plague. He tends to do a number of things concurrently which is how he’s managed, in the past 30 years, to be a radio announcer, produced live comedy shows, writes comedy, performs and teaches improv, draws a weekly editorial cartoon, has written TV movies for the Hallmark Channel, authored a... Read More →
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John Landis

John Landis began his career in the mailroom of 20th Century Fox Studios. A high school dropout, in 1969 18-year-old Landis made his way to Yugoslavia to work as a “gofer” on MGM’s “Kelly’s Heroes.” Remaining in Europe, Landis found work as an actor, dialogue coach, extra and stunt man in many of the “spaghetti” westerns being made in Spain at that time. At 21 years old he made his debut as a... Read More →
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David Zucker

DAVID ZUCKER — WRITER, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER   With worldwide box office hits such as Airplane!, Ruthless People, The Naked Guns, Phone Booth, A Walk in the Clouds, and the record-breaking Scary Movie 3 and 4, all to his credit, director/writer/producer David Zucker has established himself as one of Hollywood’s most successful filmmakers.   Starting out after college with a borrowed video tape deck and camera, David, with... Read More →
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Jerry Zucker

Jerry Zucker began his career in collaboration with his brother, David, and Jim Abrahams when they formed their production company known as ZAZ. The team wrote and directed the comedy classics "Airplane!" and "Top Secret!" They also directed the comedy "Ruthless People" starring Bette Midler and Danny De Vito, and produced and wrote the cult favorite "Kentucky Fried Movie." They created the acclaimed television series "Police Squad!" and the... Read More →



Sunday January 15, 2017 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

8:00pm

Kirsten Vangsness: MESS / The Right Now, Hosted by Kevin Yee (SOLD OUT)
Mess is Kirsten’s Vangsness’ one woman special (and sometimes musical) extravaganza chronicling the beautiful and bothersome monsters that shape a life. There is an internal match to the external harshness of what happens in life and Mess in “real” time (meaning everything happening at the same time) very messily explores how to bravely look at ones insides so that ones outsides do not rip them apart.

With an opening set by The Right Now, hosted by Kevin Yee. $20

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

Performers
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The Right Now

Hailing from the Bay Area, The Right Now performs its unique comedic blend of free-form improv combining highly physical short vignettes with longer character-driven scenes. Fontana Butterfield, Claire Slattery, and Mariah Howard play across gender, genre, and form, and are known for their fast-paced wit and seamless transitions. With over 30 years of collective improv experience, these three women are serious about their funny. The Right Now... 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 →
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Kevin Yee

Comedian Kevin Yee and his original satirical songs have been making people laugh across America and beyond! He is a recovering Broadway chorus boy ("Mary Poppins," "Wicked" tour, and "Mamma Mia" Canada), and a former member of Quincy Jones’s boy band "Youth Asylum."



Sunday January 15, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm

Josie Long: Something Better, Hosted by Billy Bonnell
Multi award-winning British comedian Josie Long returns to New York following her New York Times and Time Out New York Critics' Pick show Cara Josephine with a brand new stand-up show. A show about optimism and hopefulness and about looking for people and things to look up to. About wanting more from life than it might be up for giving out.

A regular across UK television and BBC Radio, she's appeared on tour supporting Aziz Ansari, Eugene Mirman and David Cross, and her previous show was the number one comedy show of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014 - selling out runs across the UK, Europe, Australia, in LA and New York.

"Disarmingly eloquent, verbally dexterous, a gem of the British comedy scene"
- New York Times, Critics' Pick
$20

Performers
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Billy Bonnell

Born in Texas and raised in Augusta, Georgia – Billy Anderson is stand-up comedian currently living in Seattle, Washington. He’s been seen regionally at SketchFest Seattle, The Washington Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot and was a semi-finalist in the 35th annual Seattle International Comedy Competition. Outside of the Northwest, Billy has written for Cracked.Com, performed in the Redwood Comedy Festival, LaLaFest Los Angeles, San... Read More →
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Josie Long

Photo credit: Idil Sukan Draw HQ | | Often described as a unique voice in comedy, Josie Long is one of the most respected comedians of her generation. Having started stand-up at age 14, she went on to win the BBC New Comedy Award and came in second in “So You Think You're Funny” at age 17. | | Josie went on to support Stewart Lee on his national tour, winning Chortle UK's Best Newcomer (2005) and Breakthrough Act (2007) awards... Read More →



Sunday January 15, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

Stella: The Classic Nightclub Show with Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter and David Wain with musical guest Robyn Hitchcock and surprise comedians (SOLD OUT)
SF Sketchfest is thrilled to welcome back Stella with special guest comedians and live music. Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter and David Wain have been writing, producing, and performing comedy together and apart for over twenty years. They helped create the sketch comedy troupe The State, which went on to a successful television run on MTV, and now each have successful solo careers as writers, directors and performers of comedy. This show recalls the early “Nightclub” days of Stella, when they hosted a weekly showcase for alternative and mainstream comedy. $35

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

Performers
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Michael Ian Black

Michael Ian Black is an actor, comedian, and author who began his career with The State, a sketch comedy troupe he co-created in college, which went on to have a successful run on MTV. Michael then co-created the television shows "Viva Variety," "Stella," and "Michael and Michael Have Issues." For four seasons, he starred as Phil Stubbs on the NBC show "Ed." Michael was heavily featured on VH1's "I Love the..." series. He starred in "Wet Hot... Read More →
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Robyn Hitchcock

Robyn Hitchcock is one of England's most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters and live performers. A surrealist poet, talented guitarist, cult artist and musician's musician, Hitchcock is among alternative rock's father figures and is the closest thing the genre has to a Bob Dylan (not coincidentally his biggest musical inspiration). | | Since founding the art-rock band The Soft Boys in 1976, Robyn has recorded more than 20 albums as... Read More →
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Michael Showalter

Michael Showalter co-wrote and directed the SXSW Audience Award-winning film “Hello, My Name Is Doris” starring Sally Field and directed "The Big Sick" starring Kumail Nanjiani. He’s a founding member of the comedy groups The State and Stella. Other film credits include “The Baxter,” “Wet Hot American Summer” and “They Came Together.” Michael has co-created numerous television projects... Read More →
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David Wain

David Wain is the director and co-writer the feature films "Wet Hot American Summer," "The Ten," "Role Models," "Wanderlust" and "They Came Together" starring Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler and Ed Helms. | | On television, he serves as executive producer, writer, director and occasional guest star of the Emmy Award winning Adult Swim series "Childrens Hospital" as well as its spin-off "Newsreaders." He also was creator and star of three other... Read More →



Sunday January 15, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Mezzanine 444 Jessie St, San Francisco, CA 94103

9:30pm

Guys We F@#ked: The Experience (SOLD OUT)
Like Guys We F@#ked: The Anti Slut-Shaming Podcast? Ever thought what a dope-ass guest you would make? Well, you're a narcissist, but you're also going to LOVE Guys We F@#ked: The Experience! Join co-hosts Corinne Fisher and Krystyna Hutchinson as they bring their hit podcast to life through games, audience participation, rants, stories, stand-up comedy, and never before seen video. Buy a ticket. It's gonna get weird. $22

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

Performers
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Corinne Fisher

Photo credit: Eric Korenman | | CORINNE FISHER is a stand-up comedian, writer and actress originally from Union, NJ. She first made a splash with her debut one-woman show Corinne Fisher: I STALK YOU which had a successful run at The Peoples Improv Theater and was featured heavily in Time Out NY. Since then, she has been a regular on the stand-up scene playing anything from dive bars to world-famous comedy clubs like New York Comedy Club... Read More →
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Krystyna Hutchinson

Originally from Doylestown, Pennsylvania, KRYSTYNA HUTCHINSON has been a regular in the New York City comedy scene since graduating from Marymount Manhattan College with a BFA in Acting. In addition to performing stand-up nightly, she co-hosts and produces her hit variety show, GLAMOURPUSS, with fellow comedian Wendi Starling. Each month, they welcome the city’s top comedians, musicians, contortionists and side-show acts to perform in front... Read More →



Sunday January 15, 2017 9:30pm - 11:00pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
 
Tuesday, January 17
 

8:00pm

Comedy Music Night with Death Ray Astray, JR De Guzman, Rachel Lark, Marty Topps, MooreDevine and Eric Rubin, Hosted by Rhune Kincaid
It's a night of music and comedy with San Francisco's Death Ray Astray, JR De Guzman, Rachel Lark, MooreDevine and Eric Rubin; Toronto's Marty Topps and Los Angeles' Rhune Kincaid! $15

Performers
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Death Ray Astray

Death Ray Astray is an up and coming hip hop group that won several awards in France, Germany and all of Australia. They have received no awards from their home countries of England and America. They infuse Baha Men with a little Wu Tang with a side of Grilled Cheese. Their hit "I Still Color with Crayons" went number one in Taiwan. When they aren't finishing the four pallets of original 4Loko they won in a Oklahoma Rap Battle, the group plays... 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 Comedy in Japan, the Jokers Ball in Indonesia, the Badaboom Comedy Series in Amsterdam, the Edmonton Comedy Festival, and countless other international shows. Combining... Read More →
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Rhune Kincaid

Rhune Kincaid is a comedy singer/songwriter from Loveland, CO. He is banned from YouTube for a particularly good music video. He is currently hard at work on his third studio album, and is really trying to work on his rap game. He is single and has two cats. 
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Rachel Lark

Rachel Lark is a San Francisco based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Equally at home in the comedy, musical, and political worlds, she's made a name for herself as a witty feminist who writes great songs. She's been featured in Salon, The Stranger, SFist, and Broke Ass Stuart, and has appeared on The Savage Lovecast, Hot Mic, Risk! Podcast, Tourettes Without Regrets, and Bawdy Storytelling. She... Read More →
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MooreDevine

MooreDevine is a fictional character in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics and all of its related media. MooreDevine is the leader of the criminal organization known as the Foot Clan. Also their names are Andrew Moore and Spencer Devine and they do Musical Comedy out of SF that will blow your brain hole. They are a part of comedy posse Sylvan Productions and their house of comedians and degenerates got their house featured on an episode of... Read More →
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Eric Rubin

Eric merges music, technology, character work and storytelling to create unique and disorienting comedic performances.  He has taught and performed improv on three continents with ImprovBoston, Washington Improv Theater, La Liga Tica de Improvisacion (Costa Rica), and Sexy Mugshots Comedy (Indonesia).  He is slated to perform at the 2016 Sacramento Comedy Festival. He has also used theater as a tool for social change in prisons, youth... Read More →
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Marty Topps

Marty Topps is a musical comedian from Toronto. Known for his catchy synth jams, keytar solos and high energy live show Marty has been wowing audiences nationwide through his anthems about his failed marriage, favourite shirts (TapouT) and Jeeps. An active member of acclaimed Toronto collective Laugh Sabbath, Topps co-hosts the popular monthly showcase “Human Life is Worthless” with stand-up Tim Gilbert. With four albums under his... Read More →



Tuesday January 17, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

Reductress Live, with Nicole Calasich, Faith Choyce, Jena Friedman, Luna Malbroux, Irene Tu, Kate Willett and host Samantha Ruddy (SOLD OUT)
REDUCTRESS is a fast-growing satirical women’s magazine that delivers mischievously hilarious, on-point criticism wrapped in hilarious headlines and feature articles. With an acclaimed podcast, Mouth Time, and a new book, How to Win at Feminism, and hilarious live shows throughout the country, Reductress pokes fun at the messages fed to women from an early age and throughout adulthood. Founded by Sarah Pappalardo and Beth Newell in 2013, it has exploded in popularity, with over 2.5 million monthly visitors.

"Three years ago, Reductress was a likeably scrappy time-filler; now, it’s essential reading." Wired Magazine

"The move by Reductress [signifies] further progress among women in the comedy scene to make their voices and needs both heard and met." Jezebel

"Alongside The Onion, Reductress makes some of the most brilliantly biting satire on the internet." The Village Voice

"Why/how are they so funny? Am I woman? I don't care." Rob Delaney, Catastrophe

"Reductress is a godsend." The Onion AV Club $20

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

Performers
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Nicole Calasich

Nicole Calasich is a Bolivian-American comedian and producer. Based in San Francisco, she performs regularly at SF Punchline and Cobb's as well as the national club circuit. Her humor is big words smartcool and her penchant for incisive audience rapport is the dumbest. She's opened for Dan Cummins and Ali Wong, features for Iliza Shlesinger, and can be seen on ABC's "Forever 31." When her Twitter account isn't being featured on Comedy Central... Read More →
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Faith Choyce

Faith Choyce is here and queer, and always sincere. She’s the perpetual class clown and smartass with no filter, all grown up. Often described as smart and quirky, the Los Angeles-born comedian and writer was named one of “America’s Funniest Lesbians” by Curve Magazine and one of the “Funniest Comedians On Twitter” by Laugh Button Magazine.  | | Faith was invited to participate in the prestigious San... Read More →
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Jena Friedman

Jena Friedman is a comedian 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 work has been featured in New York Magazine, Vice, Newsweek, Glamour, Time, The Wall Street Journal, Salon, Gawker and on CBS, MSNBC and Comedy Central. Jena recently released her hour special “American C*nt” which you can watch now on Seeso.  | | "A... Read More →
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Luna Malbroux

Featured as one of the Bay Area’s Women to Watch by KQED, Luna Malbroux is the creator of the EquiTable, a downloadable app that won Comedy Hackathon at SF Sketchfest and made international headlines for satirically solving the wage gap and providing ‘reparations, one meal at a time’. As an 'investigative humorist' Luna is traveling across the country for Mapping Privilege, a multimedia art-project that unpacks the role identity... Read More →
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Samantha Ruddy

Samantha Ruddy is a comedian and writer who hails from outside Scranton, Pennsylvania, and now lives in Brooklyn. She has been named 1 of the 50 Funniest in Brooklyn by Brooklyn Magazine and was called a comic "you should be obsessed with" by BUST. She has performed in Laugh Your Asheville Off Festival, Limestone Comedy Festival, and was a finalist in the Devil Cup. She brings to the stage a world of goofy observations, witty one-liners, and... Read More →
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Irene Tu

Irene Tu is a San Francisco based stand-up comedian, writer, and actor. In 2016, she was named one of the “Bay Area’s 11 Best Stand Up Comedians” by the SFist and one of 20 “Women to Watch” by KQED. She has been featured in numerous comedy festivals including SF Sketchfest, Limestone Comedy Festival, and Crom Comedy Festival. Irene hosts several popular shows in the Bay Area: Man Haters, Hysteria, The Mission... Read More →
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Kate Willett

Kate Willett has been featured on Comedy Central’s “This Is Not Happening,” Viceland’s “Flophouse” and is a regular opener for Margaret Cho who she’s toured with nationally and internationally.  You might have seen her on Fusion TV or heard her on the Risk! podcast with Kevin Allison. She’s was named a top “Artist to Watch in 2016” by SF Weekly, has opened for comedians like Kyle... Read More →



Tuesday January 17, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
 
Wednesday, January 18
 

7:00pm

SF Sketchfest & MiDNiTES FOR MANiACS present: A Salute to Peter Bogdanovich: 'What's Up, Doc?' 45th Anniversary & 'Noises Off!' 25th Anniversary Double Feature and Q&A, hosted by Jesse Hawthorne Ficks
Legendary filmmaker and film historian Peter Bogdanovich will be on hand, IN PERSON, presenting a 35mm double bill of the 45th Anniversary of "What's Up, Doc?" and the 25th Anniversary of "Noises Off!" Grab your tickets fast! Q&A will be held in between films by MiDNiTES FOR MANiACS' host Jesse Hawthorne Ficks and will explore Bogdanovich's everlasting love for Screwball Comedies and his very own brand of cinematic solace.

7:00pm WHAT'S UP DOC? (1972) - 45th Anniversary
Directed by Peter Bogdanovich
Script by Peter Bogdanovich & Buck Henry
w/ Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, Austin Pendleton, Michael Murphy, Kenneth Mars, Randy Quaid

Combining the classic 1930s Screwball Comedies with Warner Brothers' Looney Tunes cartoons, this ultimate ode to the streets of San Francisco must be seen in a packed movie house to be truly experienced! Showcasing one of Barbra Streisand's most charming performances, as well as memorable roles by Madeline Kahn & Ryan O'Neil, this is pure comedic magic and has only grown funnier over the years. 1972, 94min. 35mm.

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9:30pm NOiSES OFF (1992) - 25th Anniversary
Directed by Peter BogdanovichScript by Marty Kaplanw/ Carol Burnett, Michael Caine, Denholm Elliott, Julie Hagerty, Marilu Henner, Mark Linn-Baker, Christopher Reeve, John Ritter, Nicollette Sheridan

One of Peter Bogdanovich's most underrated gems is celebrating its 25th Anniversary! This uniquely adapted movie of Michael Frayn's 1982 play-within-a-play, is filmed... like a play(!) Come re-evaluate this truly hilarious satire of the stage, predating and perhaps influencing Woody Allen's BULLETS OVER BROADWAY and Christopher Guest's WAiTiNG FOR GUFFMAN. Classic comedic performances by Carol Burnett, Michael Caine, John Ritter and the almighty Julie Hagerty. This loving tribute to "The Stage" (and tearing people's clothes off) has the power to spin frenetic circles around you. 1992. 103 minutes. 35mm.
(NOTE: Special surprise following the screening!) $25

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Peter Bogdanovich

After spending most of his teens studying acting with the legendary Stella Adler, and working as an actor in live TV and various theaters around the country, including the New York and the American Shakespeare Festivals, Peter Bogdanovich at age 20 began directing plays Off-Broadway and in N.Y. summer theater. He also wrote for the Museum of Modern Art a series of three monographs on Orson Welles, Howard Hawks, and Alfred Hitchcock, the first... Read More →
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Jesse Hawthorne Ficks

Jesse Hawthorne Ficks is the Film History Coordinator at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and curates/hosts the MiDNiTES FOR MANiACS series at the Castro & Roxie Theater. He is also a member of the San Francisco Critics Circle and writes movie reviews for 48hills.



8:00pm

Don't Watch This Show Live! with Ladies & Gentlemen, Hosted by Marty Topps
It's a night of hilarious sketch comedy with San Francisco's Don't Watch This Show Live! With an opening set by Montreal's Ladies & Gentlemen, hosted by Toronto's Marty Topps. $15

Performers
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Ladies & Gentlemen

Daniel Carin & Chris Sandiford are comedians, writers and actors from Montreal, Quebec. they're here to put the 'show' and the 'business' back into 'showsketch comedybusiness'. partly improvised, partly heavily scripted, everything and everyone is welcome. 
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Don't Watch This Show Live

Don't Watch This Show LIVE is like if SNL had a baby with Funny or Die. Its high energy sketches, video and stand up. The show won SF Weekly's Best Comedy Variety series.
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Marty Topps

Marty Topps is a musical comedian from Toronto. Known for his catchy synth jams, keytar solos and high energy live show Marty has been wowing audiences nationwide through his anthems about his failed marriage, favourite shirts (TapouT) and Jeeps. An active member of acclaimed Toronto collective Laugh Sabbath, Topps co-hosts the popular monthly showcase “Human Life is Worthless” with stand-up Tim Gilbert. With four albums under his... Read More →



Wednesday January 18, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

Killing My Lobster: Under Pressure / The Carpet is Lava, Hosted by Spencer Latham (SOLD OUT)
Killing My Lobster is celebrating its 20th anniversary by throwing caution and sense to the wind with KML: Under Pressure, creating a show in the same amount of time SNL takes to put together a single episode! What can a bunch of comedians barely making rent in San Francisco come up with in one week on no sleep and 12 gallons of iced coffee? Will they all get fired from their day jobs? Will they burst into tears in the middle of the show? FIND OUT.

The Carpet Is Lava is a piping hot sketch team performing dangerous make-believe comedy monthly at M.i.'s Westside Comedy Theater in Santa Monica! $20

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

Performers
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Spencer Latham

Spencer Latham is the rarest of things: a San Francisco comedian who was born and raised in the city. After leaving the lucrative and and glamorous world of majoring in philosophy he decided to take his talents to the people and has been delighting audiences with his wit and charm all over the Bay Area.
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The Carpet Is Lava

Piping hot sketch comedy from MI's Wetside Comedy Theater in Los Angeles!  | | Written and performed by Alonya Eisenberg, Andrew Heder, Chelsea Hogan, Carrie Long, Sam Mark, Greg Santos, Adam Schneider, Cole Stratton and William Taylor. Directed by Marc Warzecha.
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Killing My Lobster

In 2017 Killing My Lobster will be celebrating its 20th year creating live, original sketch comedy in San Francisco. KML believes in fast, smart, fearless comedy with minimal costumes/props/sets. In the last year KML has worked with 826 Valencia, KQED, & Z Space, as well as creating a show for Arcadia Data and the Hadoop Summit based on the gender gap in tech, with all proceeds going to Girls Who Code. Calling PianoFight our primary... Read More →
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Cole Stratton

Cole Stratton wears a lot of hats. Not literal ones, as he has a tiny head and it just doesn't look right. He 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. Now in its sixteenth year, the festival has featured performers like Tenacious D, Conan O'Brien, Alan Arkin, Gene Wilder, The Kids in the Hall, The State, Mr. Show, Garry... Read More →



Wednesday January 18, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm

The Mission Position with Casey Ley, Adrian McNair, Abhay Nadkarni, Jessica Sele, Eddie Della Siepe, Irene Tu, Torio Van Grol and Kate Willett
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 Alamo Drafthouse’s 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. $15

Performers
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Torio Van Grol

After being raised by the Bay Area comedy scene, Torio recently relocated to Los Angeles in search of new neighborhoods to gentrify.  In 2016, he was listed as one of the Bay Area's best stand-up comedians by SFist.  He won the title, "Best Joke of 2015" by the award-winning SF blog Courting Comedy.Torio has performed at SF Sketchfest for the past two years, as well as many other comedy festivals including the 10,000 Laughs Festival... 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 before he is crushed in that earthquake. In the past year Casey was featured in The Advocate Magazine as part of their Next Great Queer Comic search, curated the... Read More →
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Adrian McNair

Adrian McNair is an up and coming stand up comedian based out of San Francisco. In addition to recently making his television debut on Viceland’s Flophouse, he’s also been featured in multiple comedy festivals including The Bridgetown Comedy Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest, The Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, and The Crom Comedy Festival. You can catch him at any of the local shows he produces and hosts including "The Mission... Read More →
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Abhay Nadkarni

Abhay 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 experiences as an immigrant in the US. He's been on SF Sketchfest and is the co-creator of the Desi Comedy Fest- the largest south asian comedy festival in America. He also runs The Setup, voted one of... Read More →
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Jessica Sele

Jessica Sele is a deeply weird human being and stand-up comedian living in Oakland, CA. She frequently performs up and down the west coast and sometimes in Fargo. Jessica co-produces a popular weekly show in San Francisco called the Mission Position and can also be seen at the San Francisco Punchline, or at other regular comedy shows in the bay area. She has also performed in venues such as The Great American Music Hall and The Chapel. Her... Read More →
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Eddie Della Siepe

Eddie Della Siepe is a Toronto born and LA based stand up comedian & podcaster | with over 100 appearances on Canadian television on hit shows such as "Video on Trial" on Much/Fuse TV as well as appearances on CTV with his 30min stand up special, Eddie has made the transition to the US market with great success in just 3 short years. | | His Album "I think I've changed" reached the top 5 on iTunes and can be heard regularly on SiriusXM... Read More →
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Irene Tu

Irene Tu is a San Francisco based stand-up comedian, writer, and actor. In 2016, she was named one of the “Bay Area’s 11 Best Stand Up Comedians” by the SFist and one of 20 “Women to Watch” by KQED. She has been featured in numerous comedy festivals including SF Sketchfest, Limestone Comedy Festival, and Crom Comedy Festival. Irene hosts several popular shows in the Bay Area: Man Haters, Hysteria, The Mission... Read More →
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Kate Willett

Kate Willett has been featured on Comedy Central’s “This Is Not Happening,” Viceland’s “Flophouse” and is a regular opener for Margaret Cho who she’s toured with nationally and internationally.  You might have seen her on Fusion TV or heard her on the Risk! podcast with Kevin Allison. She’s was named a top “Artist to Watch in 2016” by SF Weekly, has opened for comedians like Kyle... Read More →



Wednesday January 18, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
 
Thursday, January 19
 

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! 

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

Performers
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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, is a regular contributor on W. Kamau Bell's "Kamau Right Now" on KALW, and co-member of " SIROF/BENTLEY 2024" with Jacob Sirof.
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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 Jonah and Kumail,” “The Pete Holmes Show” and “@midnight.” He has appeared on ABC’s “Happy Endings” and was featured on the Nerdist, Comedy Bang Bang... 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 with Laughter won "Best Tinder Alternative" in San Francisco Magazine. 
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Eureka!

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.
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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 at … we’re talking about setting up a google doc, so it’s just a matter of ... will we be able to buckle down.
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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” and with a calendar filled with festivals and over 70+ college dates this year alone, he is quickly becoming one of the fastest rising... 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 before he is crushed in that earthquake. In the past year Casey was featured in The Advocate Magazine as part of their Next Great Queer Comic search, curated the... 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 Sketchfest, SF Sketchfest, The All Jane Comedy Festival, Portland Pride, Treefort Festival, Cromfest and The Chicago Exposition. She has recently performed for... 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 off-world appearances, if transportation is provided.
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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 that lasted for decades he became lost, with no one to share his discoveries. But then he found himself. In a place called the Bay Area. Where he was introduced to... 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 within those stories. He is a regular at his home club, the renowned Comedy Works in Denver, and has performed at the Montreal Just for Laughs, Bridgetown... 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 prize, and was shortlisted for the PEN/EO Wilson Literary Science Writing Award. Rogers was a writer and on-air correspondent for the admittedly short-lived... 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 of the year. | | Ben was also featured in the book “Mock Stars: Indie Comedy and the Dangerously Funny,” alongside comedy greats Patton Oswalt, Maria... 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 might also see his face in National Commercials!  | | Born and raised in Las Vegas, NV, he made his way out to San Diego, CA where he started doing... 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" who sells cars when he isn't researching science news. Blair Bazdarich has her own segment on the show titled "Blair's Animal Corner," where she can explore... 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 “You Look Nice Today” has received the Podcast Award for Best Comedy Podcast. 
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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 defender of all things George Lucas.
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Cole Stratton

Cole Stratton wears a lot of hats. Not literal ones, as he has a tiny head and it just doesn't look right. He 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. Now in its sixteenth year, the festival has featured performers like Tenacious D, Conan O'Brien, Alan Arkin, Gene Wilder, The Kids in the Hall, The State, Mr. Show, Garry... Read More →
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Ta'Vi

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, earning herself a headlining spot at the club. Ta’Vi has worked with veteran comedian Bruce Bruce and SNL alum Finesse Mitchell, who praised her... 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 Joyce get it on? Will Steve be able to control his jock a-holeness and treat Nancy right? How's creepy Jonathan's new camera treating him? What's the deal with that A/V... Read More →



7:00pm

PianoFight Showcase: H.U.N.K.S., Ladies & Gentlemen and Yum!, Hosted by Chardonnay
SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! $15

Performers
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Chardonnay

Char*don*nay | ,SHärdn ‘ā | noun | ​1. a variety of white wine grape used for making Champagne and other wines ​ | 2. a clothes free lady entertainer | 3. a San Francisco-based sketch comedy group composed of seven, mostly clothed lady entertainers...serving up jokes with biting wit and an oaky dry finish since 2009. The group has premiered more than 17 and less than 321 original productions and has appeared in SF Improv Festival... Read More →
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Ladies & Gentlemen

Daniel Carin & Chris Sandiford are comedians, writers and actors from Montreal, Quebec. they're here to put the 'show' and the 'business' back into 'showsketch comedybusiness'. partly improvised, partly heavily scripted, everything and everyone is welcome. 
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H.U.N.K.S.

H.U.N.K.S. shows blend video and live sketch seamlessly in to a high-nutrient paste that will leave you wanting more high-nutrient paste*. | | They have performed in the Seattle Sketchfest, Vancouver Sketchfest, Montreal Sketchfest, Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Oddblock Comedy Festival and Rapid Fire Theatre's Improvaganza in Edmonton. At the Winnipeg Fringe Festival, H.U.N.K.S. have received a ★★★★★ review from the Winnipeg Free Press... Read More →
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YUM!

YUM! builds on authentic and deeply personal monologues to elicit the relieving humour in revealing truthful situations everyone can relate to but most people don't talk about in public. Their long-form show is directed by Christopher DeJong, and they are one of Leela's performing improv ensembles with regular shows in San Francisco.



Thursday January 19, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

7:30pm

'King of the Hill' 20th Anniversary Reunion and Live Read with Mike Judge, Pamela Adlon, Johnny Hardwick, David Herman, Toby Huss, Kathy Najimy and Stephen Root, moderated by Kevin Pollak
That boy ain't right! Hard to believe it's been twenty years and 258 episodes since Hank Hill and his family hit the airwaves! To celebrate the milestone, SF Sketchfest is proud to welcome creator Mike Judge (who also voiced Hank) and original voice actors Kathy Najimy (Peggy Hill), Pamela Adlon (Bobby Hill), Stephen Root (Bill Dauterive), Toby Huss (Khan Souphanousinphone, Sr.), Johnny Hardwick (Dale Gribble) and David Herman (Buckley) for an evening of conversation, Q&A and a live read of a classic "King of The Hill" episode! $35

 

Performers
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Pamela Adlon

Raised in both New York and Los Angeles, Pamela Adlon has been acting since she was 12 years old. She made her film debut in "Grease 2" and has appeared on the big screen in "Say Anything," "Bed of Roses," "The Adventures of Ford Fairlane," "Sgt. Bilko," "Plump Fiction" and "Some Girl." Her television and animation credits are long and storied. Recent highlights include co-starring roles in USA’s "Playing House," NBC’s "Parenthood," and the... Read More →
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Johnny Hardwick

Johnny Hardwick is a stand-up comedian, writer, and the voice of conspiracy-loving exterminator "Dale Gribble". He also served as staff writer, story editor, and producer for "King of the Hill," writing ten episodes. He has four Prime Time Emmy nominations and in 1999 won an Emmy Award for his work as a writer on "King of the Hill." Johnny currently resides in Austin, Texas writing movie scripts, doing occasional comedy performances, and... Read More →
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David Herman

OFFICE SPACE | FUTURAMA | BOB'S BURGERS | KING OF THE HILL
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Toby Huss

Toby Huss played Artie, the Strongest Man in the World, on the cult classic Nickelodeon show "The Adventures of Pete and Pete." He starred as Felix ‘Stumpy’ Dreyfuss on the HBO series "Carnivale," and voices the characters Cotton Hill and Kahn Souphanousinphone on the long-running animated series "King of the Hill." He currently stars as John Bosworth on the 80s computer drama "Halt And Catch Fire." Other credits include "42," "Sin City... Read More →
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Mike Judge

Mike Judge was born in 1962 in Ecuador, but raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico and attended University of California at San Diego where he earned a degree in physics. He worked as an engineer and played bass professionally before MTV picked up his 1992 animated short, "Frog Baseball." MTV decided to spin off "Beavis and Butt-Head" into a show of its own in the 1990’s, with Judge doing the voices of both characters as well as others. His next... Read More →
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Kathy Najimy

Kathy Najimy is known for her memorable performances in over 25 films and several TV projects. She most recently received the Lilly Actress/Activist award from Gloria Steinem and is very proud to have been named a Ms. Magazine WOMAN OF THE YEAR! | | In the theater, Kathy starred as legendary Mae West on Broadway in the hit Broadway play “Dirty Blonde,” and later at The Old Globe Theatre (Outer Critics Circle Best Actress... 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 was further established two years later, when Kevin co-starred in "The Usual Suspects” and Martin Scorsese’s "Casino" in the same... Read More →
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Stephen Root

Stephen Root, one of today’s most prolific character actors, has built a career in creating memorable characters in film, television, theatre and animation. Root has three films scheduled for release in the 2016/2017 season. "Three Christs," directed by Jon Avnet, "Infinity Baby," directed by Bob Byington and Melissa McCarthy’s "Life of the Party," directed by Ben Falcone.  With an extensive list of film credits, some... Read More →



8:00pm

BATS Improv's Improvised Game of Thrones
Sweeping landscapes and epic desires create the backdrop for this completely improvised reimagining of the Game of Thrones world. This is not a spoof or a parody, but rather an alternate GoT universe populated by an all-new array of characters and clans created on the spot, and inspired by your suggestions. Life, death, and betrayal take centerstage as heroes and villains risk everything for family, love, and of course, power. The winter is long… Improv is coming! $20

Performers
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BATS Improv

Now in their 30th year, BATS Improv is San Francisco’s longest running and most acclaimed improv theatre Company. Since 1986 BATS, formerly known as Bay Area Theatresports, has been dedicated to cultivating and innovating the craft of improvised theatre. The BATS style of improv is unique in the improv landscape — a one-of-a-kind blend of theatre, comedy, and acting that’s quite different from stand-up or sketch. Their authentic approach... Read More →



Thursday January 19, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

PianoFight Showcase: Mission CTRL, Living Impaired and Colin Mahan is Electric Showman Alive, Hosted by Andrew Holmgren (SOLD OUT)
SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! $15

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

Performers
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Colin Mahan is Electric Showman Alive

SF Sketchfest and TriStar Pictures invite you to spend an electric evening of electrical electricity. | | Master performist Colin Mahan electrifies the stage in his electric new avante-dance show, 'Electric Showman Alive!' or 'Electric Showman, Alive!' or 'Electric Showman: Alive!' Whichever is most electrifying. And it will definitely be electrically shortened to ESA!, ES,A! or ES:A! or something like that so keep that... Read More →
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Mission CTRL

Mission CTRL is a sketch comedy startup based in San Francisco. After several years of disruptive comedic innovation on stage and in video, Mission CTRL held their highly-anticipated IPO* in 2011 to billions in projected revenues.  | | The media remains bullish on the long-term health of their company, saying “Mission CTRL ranks with the best of sketch comedy troupes: think Second City and early SNL,” (SF Examiner) and calling... 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 laid-back jokester 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 to remember. Holmgren comes to party, based out of San Francisco, he is a regular at the SF Punch Line, has appeared on VICELAND and was named SF Weekly's... Read More →
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Living Impaired

Living Impaired (Clay Stafford, Toby Dixon, Kelly Noelke) is an SF-based sketch comedy group that has been pounding the pavement since 2011. True to its Mission roots, Living Impaired brings a high-energy, renegade comedy approach to their sets. Audience engagement, a little gore and left field concepts are always at the heart of each show. Past highlights include SF SketchFest (2014, 2015 and 2016) and the Lost Church showcases.  



Thursday January 19, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm

Jessica Kirson with Eddie Della Siepe, Hosted by Jessica Sele
Jessica Kirson's unique style and captivating stage presence captures the attention of audiences and club bookers everywhere she performs. Her wide variety of characters brings a diverse energy to her routine. Once you’ve seen her amazing talent, it’s easy to understand why she was selected to perform at the Hamptons, Toyota, Marshall's Women in Comedy, Comedy Central's South Beach, Montreal, and HBO's Las Vegas comedy festivals. She was awarded "Best Female Comic" by the MAC association in New York City and recently accepted the Nightlife Award for "Best Standup Comedian" in New York City. Her YouTube channel "The Jessy K Show" has more than 100 videos with a combined total of over 2.5 million views. In 2013, she launched her own podcast titled, "The Jessica Kirson Podcast."

Jessica has been featured on various television shows, including, The Travel Channel, Comedy Central's "Premium Blend" and "Fresh Faces," Nickelodeon's "Sixth in the Suburbs," Noggin's "LOL," VH1's "Awesomely Bad" Shows, Oxygen's premier game show "Can You Tell?," Bravo's "The Great Things About Being," The Women's Television Network's "She's So Funny," NBC's "Last Comic Standing" Seasons 2 and 3, NBC's "Last Call With Carson Daly," NBC's "Why We Heart Vampires," Fox’s "The Dr. Oz Show," The Travel Channel’s "When Vacations Go Bust,” TV Guide Network, AXS TV, two appearances on NBC’s "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," two appearances on ABC’s "The View," Showtime's "White Boyz in the Hood,” and NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice." She also has a one hour special on the Logo Channel called "My Cookie's Gone" and has appeared on "The Joy Behar Show" on CNN-HLN numerous times. She made her big screen debut in Nick Cannon’s "School Dance" and has also been heard on "The Howard Stern Show. $22

Performers
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Jessica Kirson

Jessica Kirson's unique style and captivating stage presence captures the attention of audiences and club bookers everywhere she performs. Her wide variety of characters brings a diverse energy to her routine. Once you’ve seen her amazing talent, it’s easy to understand why she was selected to perform at the Hamptons, Toyota, Marshall's Women in Comedy, Comedy Central's South Beach, Montreal, and HBO's Las Vegas comedy festivals... Read More →
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Jessica Sele

Jessica Sele is a deeply weird human being and stand-up comedian living in Oakland, CA. She frequently performs up and down the west coast and sometimes in Fargo. Jessica co-produces a popular weekly show in San Francisco called the Mission Position and can also be seen at the San Francisco Punchline, or at other regular comedy shows in the bay area. She has also performed in venues such as The Great American Music Hall and The Chapel. Her... Read More →
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Eddie Della Siepe

Eddie Della Siepe is a Toronto born and LA based stand up comedian & podcaster | with over 100 appearances on Canadian television on hit shows such as "Video on Trial" on Much/Fuse TV as well as appearances on CTV with his 30min stand up special, Eddie has made the transition to the US market with great success in just 3 short years. | | His Album "I think I've changed" reached the top 5 on iTunes and can be heard regularly on SiriusXM... Read More →



Thursday January 19, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
 
Friday, January 20
 

7:00pm

PianoFight Showcase: Crescendo, Rawdog and S.H.I.T. Show Revival, Hosted by Ryan Schumaker (SOLD OUT)
SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! $15

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

Performers
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Crescendo

The rhythm of your day to day, the cadence of the normal grind. This is not that show. This is the good parts, the gasp reel, the high-points all cut together. You may lose your breath. You may need to look away. This is not the gradual lead up to, this is not the steady progression towards - this is the top, the one in a million, the zero g midpoint in which you think to yourself “Oh my. It’s finally happening.” We are... Read More →
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Rawdog

RAWDOG won the Upright Citizen's Brigade's Sketch Showdown for 6 months in a row. The team consists of Natalie Palamides ("Powerpuff Girls," Just for Laughs New Faces, UCB), Jeff Loveness (Writer on "Jimmy Kimmel Live"), Kyle Helf (Face of Victoria Beer), and Sethward Allison (Youtuber with videos upwards of 15 million views). The team consistently performs around the Los Angeles indie scene, and is known for their eclectic style, which ranges... Read More →
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S.H.I.T. Show Revival

The S.H.I.T. Show Revival is a school of Netheryonder pilot fish consisting of perfectly functional alcoholics, narcissistic personality disorders, stoop dwellers, ne'er do wells, recovering Crit Lit majors, and Nora, all just trying to keep it classy even if I have to shiv a guy. We’re a sketch comedy group.
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Ryan Schumaker

Ryan Schumaker is a comedian based out of Los Angeles. He runs Sleepaway Camp every Tuesday in Downtown LA, which LA Weekly called "the wildest Tuesday night you've ever had." He performed on the very first Echo Park Rising festival and 2016's Crom Comedy Festival in Denver, CO. He also made an appearance on College Humor's 2015 All Nighter. Ryan received a bachelor's degree in political science from California State Polytechnic University... Read More →



7:30pm

The Friday Forty with Dave Holmes and guests Wayne Federman, Jessica Kirson, Zabeth Russell, Brandon Barrick and Nick Armstrong and more
Dave Holmes hosts this current-affairs sketch-comedy quiz show where contestants Jessica Kirson, Wayne Federman, Zabeth Russell, Brandon Barrick and Nick Armstrong get a little liquid courage to help them answer 40 questions about the events of the last 7 days! $20

Performers
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Nick Armstrong

Nick is an Actor, Improvisor and Writer living in Los Angeles, CA. On TV Nick has been on the Emmy-Award winning shows "The Office" and "Grey's Anatomy." He has also made appearances on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "New Girl," "Hot in Cleveland," "Stan Against Evil" and "Parks and Recreation."  | | Nick is an alum of The Sunday Company at the Groundlings and currently performs at the world-famous iO West on LA's Critically Acclaimed Harold Team... Read More →
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Brandon Barrick

Brandon Barrick has been doing improv and sketch comedy in Los Angeles for over 10 years. He performs weekly on the iO West mainstage with the group Heyday, and can also be seen at the NerdMelt Showroom once a month in The Friday Forty. You can check out his very serious tweets at @GrinandBarrick. 
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Wayne Federman

Wayne Federman is a comedian, actor, and writer. He has been touring clubs, colleges, alternative rooms, and theaters for over 30 years. He has performed on "The Tonight Show" starring Jimmy Fallon and has his own stand‐up special on Comedy Central. Wayne has appeared in over twenty films including "Knocked Up," "Step Brothers," "The 40‐Year‐Old Virgin," "Legally Blonde," "50 First Dates," "Funny People," and is featured in the upcoming... Read More →
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Dave Holmes

Dave Holmes is a comic, actor, writer, and television personality based in Los Angeles, CA. He is an editor-at-large for Esquire.com, and his memoir “Party of One” was published by Crown Archetype in 2016.
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Jessica Kirson

Jessica Kirson's unique style and captivating stage presence captures the attention of audiences and club bookers everywhere she performs. Her wide variety of characters brings a diverse energy to her routine. Once you’ve seen her amazing talent, it’s easy to understand why she was selected to perform at the Hamptons, Toyota, Marshall's Women in Comedy, Comedy Central's South Beach, Montreal, and HBO's Las Vegas comedy festivals... Read More →
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Zabeth Russell

Zabeth Russell is an actress, writer, improviser, improv teacher, and person who lives in Los Angeles, California. Zabeth was born in Mooresville, Indiana, but started improvising at ImprovBoston in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she later became a member of the artistic staff. After moving to Los Angeles, she began performing at iOWest in Hollywood, California, where she improvises with The Armando Show and Village Bicycle (past shows include... Read More →



Friday January 20, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Doc's Lab 124 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

7:30pm

Todd Barry: The Crowd Work Tour, with Josh Johnson
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! $25 21+

Performers
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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 for his nuanced, measured, and thoroughly original approach to stand-up. Drawing audience members in with his deadpan self-deprecation and ability... 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” and with a calendar filled with festivals and over 70+ college dates this year alone, he is quickly becoming one of the fastest rising... Read More →



Friday January 20, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

7:30pm

Dr. God with special guest Matthew Lillard / Bear Supply, Hosted by Andie Main
The Dr. God Revival takes the stories of a guest Revivalist and weaves together a series of hilarious improvised scenes that rip the very fabric of space and time and leave you exhilarated, exhausted, and hungry for more. For Sketchfest, they are incredibly excited to welcome back one of their all-time favorite hosts and storytellers, Matthew Lillard. Dr. God suggests you leave your mind at home if you don’t want it blown. $22

Performers
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Dr. God

Dr. God is a Los Angeles based comedy group consisting of Sean Cowhig, Neil Garguilo, Brian James O’Connell, David Park, and Justin Ware. Their first feature film, "Bloodsucking Bastards," written by and co-starring the group (alongside Fran Kranz, Pedro Pascal, Emma Fitzpatrick, and Joel Murray), premiered as the opening night feature for the Slamdance Film Festival in 2015 and was released by Shout Factory in September 2015... Read More →
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Matthew Lillard

Matthew Lillard, a veteran of both stage and screen, is well known for his performances in over 50 films and television shows over the last 20 years. With titles like “Scream,” “The Descendants” and “Scooby Doo 1 & 2,” Lillard is associated with a number of Hollywood Box Office hits totaling over $800 million dollars in revenue worldwide. He received critical success with independent titles “SLC... 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 Sketchfest, SF Sketchfest, The All Jane Comedy Festival, Portland Pride, Treefort Festival, Cromfest and The Chicago Exposition. She has recently performed for... Read More →
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Bear Supply

Bear Supply is a fast-paced, long form improv show, with a live DJ.



Friday January 20, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:30pm

The Groundlings: Crazy Uncle Joe Show with Jordan Black, Regan Burns, Stephanie Courtney, H Michael Croner, Lyric Lewis, Brian Palermo, and Artemis Pebdani (SOLD OUT)
Come and see one of LA's longest running long-form improvisation shows without leaving the foggy comfort of the Bay Area! Watch as The Groundlings players and guests begin with three suggestions from the crowd, and then proceed to weave the stories together, traveling back and forth through time, playing many different characters in many different situations. It's a particle accelerator of inspired comedic silliness.

The L.A. Times calls them "A seven person pyrotechnic display of cleverness." $25

Due to a change in their schedules, Drew Droege and Jim Rash will no longer be appearing. H Michael Croner has been added.

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

Performers
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Jordan Black

Jordan Black is a former writer for "Saturday Night Live," the creator of "The Black Version" and an alum of the Groundlings Improv Theater. He has been a series regular on several shows including "Punk'd" and "Halfway Home" on Comedy Central. His voice has been heard on "South Park" and "The Cleveland Show" and he’s been seen and heard on "Arrested Development," "Family Tree," "Community," "Key & Peele," "2 Broke Girls," "How I Met... Read More →
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Regan Burns

It was a long and windy road that led Regan Burns to his current status as a Hollywood actor/director/host/pitchman. During his junior year at Radford University in Virginia, he made the wise decision to relinquish his gymnastics scholarship and pursue the life of a thespian. Most of this decision was based on the fact that gymnasts don't get residual checks. | | After graduating with a theatre degree, Regan attended the American Academy of... Read More →
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Stephanie Courtney

Stephanie Courtney is an Aquarius from Burbank. Film credits include "Blades of Glory," "The Brothers Solomon," "The Heart Break Kid," and "For Your Consideration." TV credits include "Mad Men," "The Comeback," "House" and "Tom Goes to the Mayor." She also plays Flo the enthusiastic cashier for Progressive Insurance.
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H Michael Croner

H Michael Croner is an writer/actor based in Los Angeles.  Currently he can be seen on Comedy Central's "Review," MTV's "Mary & Jane" as well as writing and voicing multiple characters on DisneyXD's "Pickle and Peanut." H Michael is also a main company member in The Groundlings Theater where he recently finished a six month stint directing the weekly sketch show "Thank Goodness It's Sunday."
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Lyric Lewis

Lyric Lewis is a southern belle and a Main Company member at The Groundlings Theater; and when she's not there doing "make em' ups", you can check her out on Hulu on the brand spankin' new "MadTV" or narrating an episode of "Drunk History" for season 4 ( it's the Food one). She loves coffee and burgers, is a Taurus and can recite Jurassic Park to ya...line by line PLUS dinosaur sounds. OH, And she is beyond thrilled to be apart of the sketch fest... Read More →
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Brian Palermo

BRIAN PALERMO may be a familiar face to some from his numerous television appearances. He has guest-starred recently on "Modern Family," "2 Broke Girls" and "The League" among others. And he is a recurring correspondent for "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno." | | He is an engaging actor and comedian who has been a performer, director and teacher with The Groundlings Theatre for over 15 years. | | Brian was a staff writer on the animated... Read More →
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Artemis Pebdani

Artemis Pebdani grew up in Houston, Texas, and she received her BFA in Theatre from Southern Methodist University. She continued her studies at the Dell 'Arte International School of Physical Theatre and then just about every improv and sketch school in Los Angeles. She's done a whole lot of TV and not that many movies. If you recognize her, it's probably from "Scandal" or "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" or "Masters of Sex." 



Friday January 20, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

7:30pm

Porchlight at the Oasis, with Beth Lisick and Arline Klatte and guests Erin Foley, Karla Martin, Dana Merwin, Eddie Pepitone, and Mike Phirman
For the past fourteen years, Porchlight has been San Francisco's premier storytelling series. Each month, co-founders Beth Lisick and Arline Klatte invite six people to tell ten-minute true stories without using notes or memorization. Past storytellers include some of the area's most entertaining school bus drivers, mushroom hunters, politicians, socialites, sex workers, musicians, authors, systems analysts, and social workers.

This special SF Sketchfest edition will at the fabulous Oasis, San Francisco's hottest new nightclub in the heart of the SOMA district. Set in an 8,000 square foot converted gay boathouse, Oasis offers an unforgettable nightlife experience.
$25

Performers
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Erin Foley

Erin Foley is an amazing comedic actress, comedian, and writer. Foley is the host of "Mixologist And A Movie" on Lifetime and is a cast member on season one of "How to Be A Grown-Up" on Tru Tv. As a seasoned comedian, she has her own "Comedy Central Presents," as well as having been on "Conan," "@ Midnight," "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," "Chelsea Lately," "Arsenio Hall" and "Last Call With Carson Daly." She has performed five times at... Read More →
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Arline Klatte

Arline Klatte is the co-host of the successful San Francisco-based storytelling show, Porchlight.
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Beth Lisick

Beth Lisick is a writer and actor. She is the author of five books and has appeared in films screened at Cannes, Sundance, and the San Francisco International Film Festival. | | Her books include the memoir collection "Yokohama Threeway" and "Other Small Shames," the New York Times bestselling comic memoir "Everybody Into the Pool," the gonzo self-help manifesto "Helping Me Help Myself," the story collection "This Too Can Be Yours," and the... Read More →
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Karla Martin

Raised in Detroit, Karla Martin is a Bay Area-based seasoned executive strategist and business advisor with a successful track record of helping CEOs on their most significant strategic and operating decisions.  She was most recently the Director of Global Business Strategy at Google and prior to that had a 17-year career at Booz Allen Hamilton, where she was a Vice President. She is a past board member of the San... Read More →
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Dana Merwin

Dana Merwin was born and raised in the swamps of Georgia. She worked in film and television production in Los Angeles before migrating to San Francisco to work for Al Jazeera America. She's now a freelance producer.  She’s performed at The Moth Grand Slam LA, studied at The Upright Citizens Brigade, the Clown School of San Francisco and can be seen regularly at Endgames Improv. Her favorite meal is whiskey and waffles. 
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Eddie Pepitone

They call him the Bitter Buddha, comedian Eddie Pepitone is a master of the dark art of comedy. Hailed as a modern day cross between Jackie Gleason, Don Rickles and Eckart Tolle. | | Eddie is a force of nature on stage, switching between social rage and self-doubt. His shows are an energetic combo of calm and chaos, blue-collar angst and sardonic enlightenment. Few comedians working today channel the power of the rant better than Eddie... Read More →
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Mike Phirman

Mike Phirman is incredibly uncomfortable writing about himself in the third person, so he is going to write his bio in the second person. | | You are a musician and music producer who lives in Los Angeles. You were in a comedy music duo called "Hard 'n Phirm" that made a half-hour Comedy Central special. You love folding laundry and were born without a sense of smell. You’ve worked as a visual effects artist for TV shows, like CSI. You... Read More →



Friday January 20, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Oasis 298 11th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

7:30pm

'Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist' Live with guest patients Scott Aukerman, Moshe Kasher, Natasha Leggero, Tom Papa, and Kevin Pollak
Dr. Katz Live is a stage variation of the animated show, Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist, created by Jonathan Katz and Tom Snyder for Comedy Central. It premiered in 1995, earning the network its first Emmy and Peabody awards and introducing the term “squigglevision” to the English language. The show has rightfully gone on to become a cult classic.

The live version (much like the cartoon version) of Dr. Katz, brings well-known standups to the good doctor’s couch, using the quirks and idiosyncrasies of their comedy acts to analyze their various conflicted issues.
$35 - $45

Performers
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Scott Aukerman

Emmy winner Scott Aukerman is the creator, host and writer of "Comedy Bang! Bang!", which has run for five seasons on IFC. He is also the host of his podcast, Comedy Bang Bang: The Podcast, which lives on the Earwolf Podcast Network, which he co-founded. In addition, Scott is the co-creator and director of the Emmy® winning Funny or Die web series "Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis," which received worldwide attention for their... Read More →
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Moshe Kasher

Moshe Kasher. Comedian. Child Genius. Jew. Jew Comedian. OBGYN. Pleasure center. Good tipper. Guiding light. Beefcake. | He lives alone in LA. | 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... Read More →
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Jonathan Katz

I started doing standup in 1981, when there weren’t so many jokes. I quickly learned that my comedy wasn’t for everybody, it was for everybody else. The Improv in New York City was my first home. There, being funny onstage was important, but even more so was being funny at the bar with the other comics. In the early days, some of the comedians had a standing bet on how long I’d last on stage. No one guessed it would be thirty-three years... Read More →
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Natasha Leggero

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... Read More →
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Tom Papa

With more than 20 years as a stand-up comedian, Tom Papa has found success in film, television and radio as well as on the live stage. Tom’s second hour stand-up special, "Tom Papa: Freaked Out," directed by Rob Zombie and named one of the 10 Best Comedy Albums of 2013 by Laughspin.com, is available as a download and on Netflix. Tom’s first hour special, "Tom Papa Live in New York City," premiered on Comedy Central in January 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 was further established two years later, when Kevin co-starred in "The Usual Suspects” and Martin Scorsese’s "Casino" in the same... Read More →



7:30pm

Will Durst and Friends on Inauguration Day: What Now? with Nato Green, Dhaya Lakshminarayanan and Brian Malow
Well, that happened. Renowned political comedian and local legend Will Durst teams up with his friends on Inauguration Day to take comedic stock of America's new state of affairs.

Will Durst is an Emmy nominated political comic, nationally syndicated columnist, author, one-man show performer and sworn enemy to all tyrants foreign and domestic. $22

Performers
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Will Durst

Will Durst is an Emmy nominated political comic, nationally syndicated columnist, author, one- man show performer and sworn enemy to all tyrants foreign and domestic. | | Will Durst is a 5 time Emmy nominated political satirist, 7 time nominee for Best Male Stand- Up of the Year, a nationally syndicated columnist, author of 4 books, has released 5 CDs and is sworn enemy to all tyrants foreign and domestic. He is now touring with his new... 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 Room Theatre,  The Business. His podcast The Nato Sessions is produced by 3200 Stories. His first comedy album, The Nato Green Party, was released by Rooftop Comedy... Read More →
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Dhaya Lakshminarayanan

Dhaya Lakshminarayanan was named Best Comedian 2013 in the San Francisco Bay Guardian’s “Best of the Bay” Readers’ Poll. Comedy Central Asia crowned her the Grand Prize Winner of “The Ultimate Comedy Challenge” filmed in Singapore. Her list of credits include the Bridgetown Comedy Festival (Portland, OR), San Francisco Sketchfest, the Boston Comedy Festival (semifinalist), the Limestone Comedy Festival... 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 off-world appearances, if transportation is provided.



Friday January 20, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

8:00pm

Uncalled Four with Jake Browne and guests Matt Braunger, Drennon Davis, Casey Ley and Peaches Christ (SOLD OUT)
Half stand up, half game show: Uncalled Four is an interactive crowd experience loosely based on the #1 card game in America. Comedians write a deck of 20 terrible/hilarious answers to audience questions like “What does Trump’s hair smell like?” or “Dad went out to buy _____ and never came back.”

Comedians each submit a card, audience members pick the winners and WIN prizes in each round. In the final “Degenerate Gambler” round, comics wager points to see who will be The Worst Person of San Francisco! $20

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

Performers
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Matt Braunger

Matt Braunger was raised in Portland, Oregon. A headlining comedian since 2007 and an actor since childhood, Matt studied theatre in New York and improvisation in Chicago. | | Matt’s television credits include a recurring role on NBC’s "Up All Night," a series regular role on "MADtv," as well as appearances on "BoJack Horsman," "Garfunkel and Oates," "Maron," "The Michael J Fox Show," "Happy Endings," HBO’s "Family Tree... Read More →
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Jake Browne

Jake Browne is the host of Uncalled Four, which has been seen at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, High Plains Comedy Festival, Memphis Comedy Festival, Hell Yes Fest, as well as Nerdmelt and The Creek and the Cave. He's also the first marijuana critic for a major daily newspaper, smoking pot for The Denver Post since 2013, and can be seen in the 2015 documentary "Rolling Papers."
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Peaches Christ

Peaches Christ is a filmmaker and cult leader living in San Francisco.  Her infamous cult-movie events are self-produced at the Castro Theatre and regularly draw over 1,000 attendees to each new production.  Events have featured special guest stars John Waters, Cloris Leachman, Appolonia, Barry Bostwick, Pam Grier, and more.  Peaches regularly tours these shows and has performed her “Return To Gray Gardens” parody... Read More →
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Drennon Davis

From his elaborate characters and sketches, to his provocative songs and animation, Drennon has made a name for himself as one of the most innovative minds in today’s comedy scene. His live performances of the Imaginary Radio Program combine live music and beat-boxing with one-man sketches into a show that the Los Angeles Comedy Bureau writes "not only lives up to its name, but exceeds expectation in what you could possibly think it is... 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 before he is crushed in that earthquake. In the past year Casey was featured in The Advocate Magazine as part of their Next Great Queer Comic search, curated the... Read More →



Friday January 20, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Solomon Georgio & Hampton Yount, Hosted by Jane Harrison
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.

Solomon Georgio burst out of the Seattle comedy scene with his own brand of indignant irreverence. He flawlessly intertwines biting social commentary with stories of his life as an openly gay African immigrant. He is a finalist of NBC’s "Stand Up for Diversity," a regular performer at Bumbershoot and Bridgetown Comedy Festivals, had his TV debut on "Conan," and appeared on "Last Call with Carson Daly." He also hosted several episodes of the recent Lance Bangs series for Vice, "Flophouse."

Hampton is a comedian and is also a human being filled with blood and guts. He started comedy in DC and later moved to LA where he’s currently working as a writer and performer. He’s written and produced for “Ridiculousness” on MTV, “The Eric Andre Show,” “Loiter Squad,” “The Meltdown,” and “Mystery Science Theater 3000.” Hampton has performed his stand up on “Conan,” Comedy Central, MTV, and for multiple festivals. Currently he is the voice of Crow T. Robot on “Mystery Science Theater 3000,” coming soon to Netflix.
$22

Performers
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Solomon Georgio

Solomon Georgio burst out of the Seattle comedy scene with his own brand of indignant irreverence. He flawlessly intertwines biting social commentary with stories of his life as an openly gay African immigrant. He is a finalist of NBC’s "Stand Up for Diversity," a regular performer at the Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival (Seattle, WA) and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival (Portland, OR). Solomon recently had his television debut in February... Read More →
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Jane Harrison

Jane Harrison got her start in Atlanta, but was lured to the Bay Area by the promise of orgasms and stage time. She found at least one of those things on a consistent basis. Her frank material, delivered in her smoky radio voice, only makes people uncomfortable who deserve to be uncomfortable. For everyone else, her act is a feet-up, hair-down, mic-drop tour de farce. She's performed in SF Sketchfest, at Cobb's Comedy Club, the San Francisco... Read More →
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Hampton Yount

Hampton was born in Virginia, started comedy in DC, aged four years, and now lives in Los Angeles. Hampton won the DC Improv Comedy Competition in 2008 and other lesser important comedy contests in VA. He’s been a recurring presence at the Just For Laughs Montreal Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, South By Southwest, The DC Comedy Festival and the Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival, and was a semi-finalist at the Laughing Skull Festival... Read More →



8:00pm

SIROF/BENTLEY 2024 with Jacob Sirof, Kaseem Bentley, Greg Santos and Emily Catalano
If you feel the most pressing issue facing our nation today is that people take themselves too darn seriously, and you don’t want your children’s children to grow up in a world where you can’t make a joke about race, religion, or culture without fear of a tirade of internet commentators clogging up your social media with “shame on you” posts, then Sirof/Bentley 2024 is just the comedy show for you. Featuring the boundary pushing Bay Area natives Jacob Sirof and Kaseem Bentley, this show is the political statement you’ve been waiting for. $15

Performers
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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, is a regular contributor on W. Kamau Bell's "Kamau Right Now" on KALW, and co-member of " SIROF/BENTLEY 2024" with Jacob Sirof.
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Emily Catalano

Emily Catalano is a comedian from the Bay Area. Her comedy addresses a wide variety of life's most enjoyable topics such as breakups, failed relationships, and ex-lovers. She's been described as a mix between Eeyore, Daria, and Tina Belcher. But she's not a cartoon. She's a real girl!
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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 might also see his face in National Commercials!  | | Born and raised in Las Vegas, NV, he made his way out to San Diego, CA where he started doing... 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 defender of all things George Lucas.



Friday January 20, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Brava Studio Theater 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

9:00pm

THE MADS ARE BACK! Live Movie Riffing with Trace Beaulieu and Frank Conniff
Attention MST3K fans: THE MADS ARE BACK! "Mystery Science Theater 3000" stars Frank Conniff and Trace Beaulieu are taking movie riffing back onstage in their new live show. Watch with Frank and Trace as they screen one of the worst movies ever made and “riff” (or "comedically make fun of," for the uninitiated) live in the same style as the Peabody Award-winning TV series. $25

Performers
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Trace Beaulieu

Trace Beaulieu is a comic actor, writer, performer. | | He was a founding member of the Emmy nominated, Peabody Award-winning, cult hit show MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000. In addition to writing, occasionally directing, designing and building sets and props, Trace performed the puppet character Crow T. Robot, and mad scientist Dr. Clayton Forrester. He repeated these roles in the 1995 film version of the show, MST3K: THE MOVIE. | | Trace... Read More →
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Frank Conniff

Frank Conniff is a comedy writer and performer who began his TV career writing for the Peabody award winning Comedy Central series "Mystery Science Theater 3000," where he also played “TV’s Frank”, the bumbling yet lovable mad scientist sidekick. He then went on to be a writer, producer and actor on the ABC TV series "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" and he was a writer and producer on "The Drew Carey Show" on ABC, "The New Tom Green Show" on... Read More →



9:00pm

PianoFight Showcase: DASH, H.U.N.K.S. and White Women, Hosted by Jason Mack
SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! $15

Performers
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DASH

Un-Scripted Theater Company's Saturday late-night show, DASH mixes games and scenes into a seamless, spontaneous and continuously morphing spectacle of excitement and laughs. Over the course of this hour-long show, the cast incorporates audience ideas and suggestions throughout, from the ridiculous to the hilarious. Anything can (and probably will) happen at DASH, but all things comedy and chaos are pretty safe bets.
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H.U.N.K.S.

H.U.N.K.S. shows blend video and live sketch seamlessly in to a high-nutrient paste that will leave you wanting more high-nutrient paste*. | | They have performed in the Seattle Sketchfest, Vancouver Sketchfest, Montreal Sketchfest, Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Oddblock Comedy Festival and Rapid Fire Theatre's Improvaganza in Edmonton. At the Winnipeg Fringe Festival, H.U.N.K.S. have received a ★★★★★ review from the Winnipeg Free Press... Read More →
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Jason Mack

Northern California-based comedian Jason Mack has seen some stuff. Described by some as “dark but silly,” Jason touches on everything from his struggles to receive adequate veterans health care but being offered drugs instead, to his Labrodor puppy that saved his life while she denies the holocaust. His charitable performances have earned him a Certificate of Honor from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, and E! Online very... Read More →
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White Women

As the name obviously suggests, "White Women" is a group of all-black male improvisers from Los Angeles. They are regulars at UCB LA where they have been performing since 2013, and have also performed at tons of festivals across the country. If you sleep on them, they'll do a backflip on your mattress!



Friday January 20, 2017 9:00pm - 10:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

10:00pm

The Grawlix Yacht Rock Party with Mustache Harbor and special guests Chris Hardwick, Jessica Kirson, and Mike Phirman, hosted by The Grawlix (Adam Cayton-Holland, Andrew Orvedahl and Ben Roy)
The Grawlix is the comedy supergroup comprised of Adam Cayton-Holland, Ben Roy and Andrew Orvedahl. Tonight they join forces with yacht rock party band Mustache Harbor for a night of music and comedy, with live versions of Christopher Cross, Steely Dan and Kenny Loggins hits, and special guests including Chris Hardwick, Jessica Kirson and Mike Phirman. $25 21+

Performers
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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 Jonah and Kumail,” “The Pete Holmes Show” and “@midnight.” He has appeared on ABC’s “Happy Endings” and was featured on the Nerdist, Comedy Bang Bang... Read More →
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The Grawlix

The Grawlix: The World's Best Comedy Show | | The Grawlix is the comedy supergroup comprised of Adam Cayton-Holland, Ben Roy and Andrew Orvedahl. Their live show combines their excellent stand-up with live sketches and video components.  | | The Grawlix was formed in 2010 and rapidly took off, outgrowing several venues before settling down in Denver's historic Bug Theater. The group's current members, Adam Cayton-Holland, Ben Roy and... Read More →
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Mustache Harbor

Mustache Harbor is a group of dedicated and talented musicians brought together by their astrological signs and a love for vintage soft rock and sweet stashes. If we are not at the Dojo, perfecting our kick-ass moves, you will find us in, on, or near the water, producing sweet sounds as smooth as the summer sea. | | Our mission, our destiny, is simple: to build a mustache army and create a Soft Rock Explosion the likes of which has not been... Read More →
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Chris Hardwick

Photo Credit: MJ Kim | | Chris Hardwick is a comedian, actor, TV host, author, writer, producer, and podcaster whose quick wit and up-to-the-minute intellect have made him the voice for a generation of pop culture enthusiasts. Hardwick currently serves as founder, CEO, and creative head of Nerdist Industries, a media empire under the Legendary Digital Network that encompasses the Nerdist.com website, YouTube channel, and a podcast network of... Read More →
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Jessica Kirson

Jessica Kirson's unique style and captivating stage presence captures the attention of audiences and club bookers everywhere she performs. Her wide variety of characters brings a diverse energy to her routine. Once you’ve seen her amazing talent, it’s easy to understand why she was selected to perform at the Hamptons, Toyota, Marshall's Women in Comedy, Comedy Central's South Beach, Montreal, and HBO's Las Vegas comedy festivals... 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 within those stories. He is a regular at his home club, the renowned Comedy Works in Denver, and has performed at the Montreal Just for Laughs, Bridgetown... Read More →
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Mike Phirman

Mike Phirman is incredibly uncomfortable writing about himself in the third person, so he is going to write his bio in the second person. | | You are a musician and music producer who lives in Los Angeles. You were in a comedy music duo called "Hard 'n Phirm" that made a half-hour Comedy Central special. You love folding laundry and were born without a sense of smell. You’ve worked as a visual effects artist for TV shows, like CSI. You... 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 of the year. | | Ben was also featured in the book “Mock Stars: Indie Comedy and the Dangerously Funny,” alongside comedy greats Patton Oswalt, Maria... Read More →



Friday January 20, 2017 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

10:00pm

The Groundlings: Teen Witch: The Musical with Jordan Black, H Michael Croner, Stephanie Courtney, Tom Lenk, Artemis Pebdani, Amy Procacci, Nicole Sciacca, Colleen Smith and Mike Zara / My (Musical) OK Cupid Date, Hosted by Ali Reingold (SOLD OUT)
The cult classic film Teen Witch gets the Groundlings treatment—and becomes a musical! It promises to be a night of music and teen magic, and you’re never gonna be the same again. With My (Musical) OK Cupid Date- an original musical based off the worst OK Cupid date of all time. Hosted by Ali Reingold. $20

Due to a change in their schedules, Drew Droege, Nyima Funk and Jim Rash will no longer be appearing. H Michael Croner has been added.

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

Performers
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Jordan Black

Jordan Black is a former writer for "Saturday Night Live," the creator of "The Black Version" and an alum of the Groundlings Improv Theater. He has been a series regular on several shows including "Punk'd" and "Halfway Home" on Comedy Central. His voice has been heard on "South Park" and "The Cleveland Show" and he’s been seen and heard on "Arrested Development," "Family Tree," "Community," "Key & Peele," "2 Broke Girls," "How I Met... Read More →
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Stephanie Courtney

Stephanie Courtney is an Aquarius from Burbank. Film credits include "Blades of Glory," "The Brothers Solomon," "The Heart Break Kid," and "For Your Consideration." TV credits include "Mad Men," "The Comeback," "House" and "Tom Goes to the Mayor." She also plays Flo the enthusiastic cashier for Progressive Insurance.
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H Michael Croner

H Michael Croner is an writer/actor based in Los Angeles.  Currently he can be seen on Comedy Central's "Review," MTV's "Mary & Jane" as well as writing and voicing multiple characters on DisneyXD's "Pickle and Peanut." H Michael is also a main company member in The Groundlings Theater where he recently finished a six month stint directing the weekly sketch show "Thank Goodness It's Sunday."
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My (Musical) OK Cupid Date

Not all booty calls end with booty!Back in 2011, during the height of the OK Cupid phenomenon in the Bay Area, Oakland resident Jacob Russell-Snyder went online looking for lust and found something much worse. In order to recover from that traumatic evening, Jacob did the only thing he could. He turned the world's most awful first date into a musical. “My (Musical) OK Cupid Date” has played to sold out houses at ImprovBoston, The... Read More →
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Tom Lenk

Tom Lenk is a SAG Award-winning actor, known for his work on numerous projects written/directed by Joss Whedon including “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and its spin-off, “Angel,” and the movies Cabin in the Woods and Much Ado About Nothing. He can also be seen in the films Argo, Transformers, and the much-anticipated Girls Will Be Girls sequel. Other television credits include "Transparent," “Episodes,&rdquo... Read More →
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Artemis Pebdani

Artemis Pebdani grew up in Houston, Texas, and she received her BFA in Theatre from Southern Methodist University. She continued her studies at the Dell 'Arte International School of Physical Theatre and then just about every improv and sketch school in Los Angeles. She's done a whole lot of TV and not that many movies. If you recognize her, it's probably from "Scandal" or "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" or "Masters of Sex." 
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Amy Procacci

Amy Procacci is an alum of The Groundlings Sunday Company and  IO West and is currently a promo writer/producer for NBC's “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”
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Ali Reingold

Ali is a comedian and writer based in Portland, Oregon. She was a semi-finalist in the 2015 Portland’s Funniest Person contest and can be seen co-hosting Get Wet, a weekly stand-up show at Splash Bar in downtown Portland. Ali has performed in venues all over the country and will be evoking guttural laughs at the All Jane Comedy Festival in Portland and at the Hell Yes Fest in New Orleans this October. She once yelled at the father of the... Read More →
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Nicole Sciacca

Nicole Sciacca is an actress, dancer, yoga teacher and mom. Her Groundlings credits include "The Naut" and "Teen Witch". She has appeared in "Glee", "How I Met Your Mother", "Eli Stone". Film credits include "Get Him to the Greek", "Southland Tales", "Bedtime Stories", "Rent", "Callback" and "Austin Powers in Goldmember". She has 15+ years of Motion capture experience and worked on "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow", "Red Dead Redemption... Read More →
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Colleen Smith

Colleen Smith is a Groundlings Sunday Company alum. Her television credits include “The Office”, “How I Met Your Mother", “Selfie”, “Neighbors”, “King of the Hill” and “The Showbiz Show with David Spade”. She is the co-director and star of "Teen Witch the Musical!", a staged version of the 80's cult classic, and of “The Smith Brown Project”, a two woman show which ran at The Comedy Central Stage, UCB and The Groundlings... Read More →
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Mike Zara

Mike Zara is the co-director of “Teen Witch: The Musical!”, a staged version of the 80’s cult classic. He’s currently a writer on the TNT series, Major Crimes. Mike is also the creator of “Just Say” Julie Brown’s parody girl group, The Prostitunes, and wrote their comedy pop single, “Hey Psycho! (Do U Recycle?)”.



Friday January 20, 2017 10:00pm - 11:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

10:00pm

KISS and Tell with Kyle Dodson, Pat Francis, Wayne Federman, Dave Holmes and Cole Stratton
This is the history of KISS as it was meant to be told: by four hilarious comedians, each reading from a different band member’s memoir. Laughter will ensue! $20

Performers
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Kyle Dodson

Comedian, Writer, Facial Hair Connoisseur, Batman aficionado, Rock Solid Podcast Producer, and Oxford comma supporter. 
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Wayne Federman

Wayne Federman is a comedian, actor, and writer. He has been touring clubs, colleges, alternative rooms, and theaters for over 30 years. He has performed on "The Tonight Show" starring Jimmy Fallon and has his own stand‐up special on Comedy Central. Wayne has appeared in over twenty films including "Knocked Up," "Step Brothers," "The 40‐Year‐Old Virgin," "Legally Blonde," "50 First Dates," "Funny People," and is featured in the upcoming... Read More →
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Pat Francis

Pat Francis has an extensive comedic background, both as a writer and a performer. He currently hosts “Rock Solid,” the comedy / music podcast USA Today Calls one of the “Eight Great Music Podcasts to Put in Your Ears.” His regular appearances on Jimmy Pardo's top rated podcast “Never Not Funny” are fan favorites and he’s been a regular performer at the UCB Theatre in Los Angeles. Pat has appeared on... Read More →
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Dave Holmes

Dave Holmes is a comic, actor, writer, and television personality based in Los Angeles, CA. He is an editor-at-large for Esquire.com, and his memoir “Party of One” was published by Crown Archetype in 2016.
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Cole Stratton

Cole Stratton wears a lot of hats. Not literal ones, as he has a tiny head and it just doesn't look right. He 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. Now in its sixteenth year, the festival has featured performers like Tenacious D, Conan O'Brien, Alan Arkin, Gene Wilder, The Kids in the Hall, The State, Mr. Show, Garry... Read More →



Friday January 20, 2017 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Doc's Lab 124 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

10:00pm

"Dragon Ball Z" VR Panel Live in Person with Chris Rager, Monica Rial, Christopher Sabat, Sean Schemmel, and Sonny Strait
The cast of the legendary anime suit up on stage to take your questions and discuss their show like you've never seen them before. Cast members include Christopher Sabat (Vegeta, Piccolo), Sean Schemmel (Goku), Monica Rial (Bulma), Sonny Strait (Krillin) and Chris Rager (Mr Satan). $30



Eric Vale will not be appearing at this event.

Performers
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Chris Rager

Chris Rager-Voice Actor, Single Father and Savior of Worlds. Currently residing in Dallas Chris Rager has been bringing you your favorite Anime and Video Game Characters Like Hercule from "DBZ" and Mr. Torgue in the Game of the Year "Borderlands 2." When not being challenged by his daughter he takes on challenging roles Like the Principal in "Assassination Classroom" as well as Dagger Morse in "Show By Rock." In the future, Chris hopes to bring... Read More →



Friday January 20, 2017 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:00pm

'Futurama: Why Are We Still Doing This?' with David X. Cohen, John DiMaggio, David Herman, Maurice LaMarche, Phil LaMarr, Laraine Newman, Lee Supercinski and Billy West (SOLD OUT)
A lot can change in a year. But in the case of the still-canceled animated show "Futurama," well, nothing has. But once again we're getting the gang back together to perform classic “Futurama” scenes live on-stage, take your questions in a Q&A, and general tomfoolery. Scheduled to appear are cast members John DiMaggio (Bender), Billy West (Fry, Zoidberg, Professor Farnsworth, Zapp Brannigan), Maurice LaMarche (Kif, Morbo, Lrrr), Phil LaMarr (Hermes Conrad), David Herman (Scruffy, Larry), executive producer and co-creator David X. Cohen, producer Lee Supercinski and special guest Laraine Newman. Come, because Hypnotoad commands it. $30

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

Performers
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David X. Cohen

David X. Cohen developed the critically acclaimed animated series "Futurama" (along with Matt Groening) and was Executive Producer and head writer of the series throughout its run. Prior to that he spent five years as a writer for "The Simpsons." He holds a Bachelor's Degree in physics and a Masters Degree in theoretical computer science that are not being put to good use. Cohen has received four Emmy Awards, four Annie Awards, and zero Nobel... Read More →
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John DiMaggio

John DiMaggio is one of the hardest working voice over actors in show business. His credits include Bender on “Futurama,” “Penguins of Madagascar,” “Batman: Brave and the Bold,” “Adventure Time with Finn and Jake,” and many, many more. He hopes you enjoy the show, because he does. Check him out on Twitter: @TheJohnDiMaggio
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David Herman

OFFICE SPACE | FUTURAMA | BOB'S BURGERS | KING OF THE HILL
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Maurice LaMarche

Maurice LaMarche is an Emmy Award winning Canadian voice actor and former stand up comedian. He is best known for his voicework in Futurama as Kif Kroker, as Egon Spengler in The Real Ghostbusters, Verminous Skumm and Duke Nukem in Captain Planet and the Planeteers, Big Bob Pataki in Hey Arnold!, Dizzy Devil in Tiny Toons, The Brain in Animaniacs and Pinky and The Brain, and his portrayal of Mr. Freeze in Batman: Arkham City. His extensive... Read More →
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Phil LaMarr

A Los Angeles native, Phil is an alumnus of Yale University and The Groundlings where he worked alongside such comedic stars as Jennifer Coolidge, Kathy Griffin and Will Ferrell. Phil is best known as one of the original cast members of Mad TV and as "Marvin" in "Pulp Fiction." | | In addition to appearances in films like "Step Brothers," "Free Enterprise" and "Real Steel," and TV shows such as "NYPD Blue," “Curb Your Enthusiasm,&rdquo... Read More →
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Laraine Newman

Laraine Newman is a native of Los Angeles and began her career at the age of 15 when the improv group she worked with was hired to bring culture and self-expression to the youth of East LA and South Central. | | After High School she went to Paris and studied mime with Marcel Marceau. A fact that none of her comedian friends will ever let her live down. | | At the age of 19 she appeared in the New Theatre For Now at the Mark Taper Forum and... Read More →
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Lee Supercinski

Lee Supercinski is an Emmy© Award winning American television producer. Originally hired as Post Production Supervisor for Matt Groening’s Futurama, Lee rose up the ranks on the production to his current job as Producer, a position that he has held for the last three seasons. Hailing from Longview, TX, Lee moved to Los Angeles to attend the University of Southern California where he studied Creative Writing and Film Production intent on making... Read More →
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Billy West

An actor well known in animation circles, Billy West is one of an increasingly popular breed -- actors heard, but not seen. Tops in the voiceover business, some of West's most famous voices include those of Ren & Stimpy, Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd in the feature film, Space Jam, and the official voice of Woody Woodpecker. For years, West also provided celebrity voice impersonations on The Howard Stern Show. His recent animated projects include... Read More →



10:15pm

International Standup Spotlight: Aisling Bea and James Acaster, hosted by Josh Johnson (SOLD OUT)
A night of standup from across the pond, featuring Irish comedian Aisling Bea, who was named Best Female TV Comic at the British Comedy Awards, and English comedian James Acaster, who was nominated five consecutive times for Best Comedy Show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. $20

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

Performers
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James Acaster

James Acaster is one of the most brilliant and distinctive young comedians of his generation. A whimsical master, he has received acclaim from around the world, including a record breaking 5 consecutive nominations for ‘Best Comedy Show’ at the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festivals and winning the 2015 Chortle Award for Best Show, and Best International Show Award at the 2014 New Zealand International Comedy... Read More →
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Aisling Bea

Aisling Bea is an Irish actress, comedian and writer. She was named Best Female TV Comic at the British Comedy Awards. In 2011 she won the prestigious UK wide competition "So You Think You're Funny?" and was subsequently invited to perform at Montreal's Just For Laughs. Her debut show at Edinburgh Fringe Festival was a critical and commercial hit getting 4 and 5 stars across the board and selling out (including all extra shows added). Following... 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” and with a calendar filled with festivals and over 70+ college dates this year alone, he is quickly becoming one of the fastest rising... Read More →



Friday January 20, 2017 10:15pm - 11:45pm
Brava Studio Theater 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:15pm

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Solomon Georgio & Hampton Yount, Hosted by Jane Harrison
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.

Solomon Georgio burst out of the Seattle comedy scene with his own brand of indignant irreverence. He flawlessly intertwines biting social commentary with stories of his life as an openly gay African immigrant. He is a finalist of NBC’s "Stand Up for Diversity," a regular performer at Bumbershoot and Bridgetown Comedy Festivals, had his TV debut on "Conan," and appeared on "Last Call with Carson Daly." He also hosted several episodes of the recent Lance Bangs series for Vice, "Flophouse."

Hampton is a comedian and is also a human being filled with blood and guts. He started comedy in DC and later moved to LA where he’s currently working as a writer and performer. He’s written and produced for “Ridiculousness” on MTV, “The Eric Andre Show,” “Loiter Squad,” “The Meltdown,” and “Mystery Science Theater 3000.” Hampton has performed his stand up on “Conan,” Comedy Central, MTV, and for multiple festivals. Currently he is the voice of Crow T. Robot on “Mystery Science Theater 3000,” coming soon to Netflix.
$22

Performers
avatar for Solomon Georgio

Solomon Georgio

Solomon Georgio burst out of the Seattle comedy scene with his own brand of indignant irreverence. He flawlessly intertwines biting social commentary with stories of his life as an openly gay African immigrant. He is a finalist of NBC’s "Stand Up for Diversity," a regular performer at the Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival (Seattle, WA) and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival (Portland, OR). Solomon recently had his television debut in February... Read More →
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Jane Harrison

Jane Harrison got her start in Atlanta, but was lured to the Bay Area by the promise of orgasms and stage time. She found at least one of those things on a consistent basis. Her frank material, delivered in her smoky radio voice, only makes people uncomfortable who deserve to be uncomfortable. For everyone else, her act is a feet-up, hair-down, mic-drop tour de farce. She's performed in SF Sketchfest, at Cobb's Comedy Club, the San Francisco... Read More →
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Hampton Yount

Hampton was born in Virginia, started comedy in DC, aged four years, and now lives in Los Angeles. Hampton won the DC Improv Comedy Competition in 2008 and other lesser important comedy contests in VA. He’s been a recurring presence at the Just For Laughs Montreal Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, South By Southwest, The DC Comedy Festival and the Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival, and was a semi-finalist at the Laughing Skull Festival... Read More →



Friday January 20, 2017 10:15pm - 11:45pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

10:30pm

Come To Papa with Tom Papa and guests Todd Barry, Matt Besser, Matt Braunger, Rick Crom, Erin Foley, Cynthia Koury and Natasha Leggero
Come to Papa Live! is the live version of the popular weekly radio show hosted by comedian Tom Papa. It is in classic radio format, recorded for Sirius/XM, with scripted sketches performed by comedians, stand-up sets and musical guests all hosted by Tom and backed by The Come To Papa Jazz trio. Tom’s guests have included Amy Schumer, Matt Damon, Sarah Silverman, Bill Burr and more. $30

Performers
avatar for Todd Barry

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 for his nuanced, measured, and thoroughly original approach to stand-up. Drawing audience members in with his deadpan self-deprecation and ability... Read More →
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Matt Besser

Raised a proud Razorback in Little Rock, Arkansas, Matt Besser attended Amherst College where he learned how to collect CDs. After graduating, Matt toured the Midwest doing stand-up, while taking improvisation direction from Del Close at Chicago’s Improv Olympic Theater. In Chicago in 1991, he became a founding member of the sketch group “Upright Citizens Brigade,” and with them he has performed and written stage productions... Read More →
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Matt Braunger

Matt Braunger was raised in Portland, Oregon. A headlining comedian since 2007 and an actor since childhood, Matt studied theatre in New York and improvisation in Chicago. | | Matt’s television credits include a recurring role on NBC’s "Up All Night," a series regular role on "MADtv," as well as appearances on "BoJack Horsman," "Garfunkel and Oates," "Maron," "The Michael J Fox Show," "Happy Endings," HBO’s "Family Tree... Read More →
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Rick Crom

Rick Crom is an award-winning American actor, singer, comedian, lyricist, and composer. He has appeared in numerous television shows and specials, Broadway and off-Broadway musicals, as well as written several off-Broadway revues, and has 3 times been nominated for the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lyrics. | | In 1993, Crom made his Broadway acting debut in "The Goodbye Girl." He was an understudy in "Footloose" and appeared in... Read More →
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Erin Foley

Erin Foley is an amazing comedic actress, comedian, and writer. Foley is the host of "Mixologist And A Movie" on Lifetime and is a cast member on season one of "How to Be A Grown-Up" on Tru Tv. As a seasoned comedian, she has her own "Comedy Central Presents," as well as having been on "Conan," "@ Midnight," "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," "Chelsea Lately," "Arsenio Hall" and "Last Call With Carson Daly." She has performed five times at... Read More →
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Natasha Leggero

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... Read More →
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Tom Papa

With more than 20 years as a stand-up comedian, Tom Papa has found success in film, television and radio as well as on the live stage. Tom’s second hour stand-up special, "Tom Papa: Freaked Out," directed by Rob Zombie and named one of the 10 Best Comedy Albums of 2013 by Laughspin.com, is available as a download and on Netflix. Tom’s first hour special, "Tom Papa Live in New York City," premiered on Comedy Central in January of... Read More →



Friday January 20, 2017 10:30pm - 11:55pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

10:30pm

Stardumb! with Bil Dwyer and special guests Regan Burns, Matthew Lillard, Jessica McKenna, Eddie Pepitone, Kevin Pollak and Erica Rhodes
STARDUMB! is the offbeat comedy hybrid that examines the silly side of celebrity. TV host Bil Dwyer poses irreverent (and irrelevant) questions and categories that probe the career foibles of celeb panelists. Joined by co-host Erica Rhodes and a panel of hilarious celebs, STARDUMB! is the greatest TV comedy party you'll ever see in a theatre! $25

Performers
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Regan Burns

It was a long and windy road that led Regan Burns to his current status as a Hollywood actor/director/host/pitchman. During his junior year at Radford University in Virginia, he made the wise decision to relinquish his gymnastics scholarship and pursue the life of a thespian. Most of this decision was based on the fact that gymnasts don't get residual checks. | | After graduating with a theatre degree, Regan attended the American Academy of... Read More →
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Bil Dwyer

Hailing from Chicago, IL, Bil Dwyer, like many hearty Midwesterners, is a very private person and likes to keep things to himself. Unlike many hearty Midwesterners, he is forced to compose bios of himself written in the third person. Bil’s career has covered many facets of show business, from performing to writing to commercial voiceover work. | | Bil is an accomplished standup comic, who has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay... Read More →
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Matthew Lillard

Matthew Lillard, a veteran of both stage and screen, is well known for his performances in over 50 films and television shows over the last 20 years. With titles like “Scream,” “The Descendants” and “Scooby Doo 1 & 2,” Lillard is associated with a number of Hollywood Box Office hits totaling over $800 million dollars in revenue worldwide. He received critical success with independent titles “SLC... Read More →
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Jessica McKenna

Jessica was born in Richard Nixon's hometown, Yorba Linda, CA. If you visit his beautiful presidential library, you can hear about what a great guy he was! He opened up trade with China!  Growing up she was torn between the stage and the courtroom—the made up courtroom. She was really good at mock trial. Like, she has two medals. This is where you talk about how good you were at high school mock trial right? No? Cool. | | Well... Read More →
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Eddie Pepitone

They call him the Bitter Buddha, comedian Eddie Pepitone is a master of the dark art of comedy. Hailed as a modern day cross between Jackie Gleason, Don Rickles and Eckart Tolle. | | Eddie is a force of nature on stage, switching between social rage and self-doubt. His shows are an energetic combo of calm and chaos, blue-collar angst and sardonic enlightenment. Few comedians working today channel the power of the rant better than Eddie... 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 was further established two years later, when Kevin co-starred in "The Usual Suspects” and Martin Scorsese’s "Casino" in the same... Read More →
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Erica Rhodes

At the age of ten, Erica Rhodes started her entertainment career by voicing the conscience of legendary humorist and writer, Garrison Keillor on NPR's A Prairie Home Companion and has worked on that show ever since. She has performed on stage with Meryl Streep for PBS' A Prairie Home Companion Celebrates the 4th of July special and co-starred with Martin Sheen when the famous radio show played L.A.'s Greek Theatre and Hollywood Bowl shows... Read More →



Friday January 20, 2017 10:30pm - Saturday January 21, 2017 12:00am
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

11:00pm

PianoFight Showcase: Charles, Sentimental Lady and The Great Difficulties, Hosted by Austin Wolf-Sothern
SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! $15

Performers
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Charles

Seattle comedy duo Charles will take you down a wormhole of interwoven worlds. You might see two Glockenspiel clockmen debate the existence of freewill, or a pair of 19th century gentlemen play Jenga by mail. The show is intelligent without sacrificing accessibility, as Charles seamlessly combines highbrow and lowbrow sensibilities into a brand of humor they call unibrow. | | Charles has performed throughout the US and Canada, including the SF... Read More →
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The Great Difficulties

The Great Difficulties put down their phones, turned off their devices, and discover life is better with the devices and phones on. 
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Sentimental Lady

Together for over a decade, Sentimental Lady is one of UCB LA's longest running shows, bringing you the improv hits every week!
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Austin Wolf-Sothern

Austin Wolf-Sothern is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actor, who loves movies and data entry. His credits include retweeting and responding to celebrities who mention the city of Austin, as if they are talking about him. He has performed in SF Sketchfest, Crom Comedy Festival, on The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, and he is one of the producers of the weekly free comedy show Sleepaway Camp, in downtown L.A.



Friday January 20, 2017 11:00pm - Saturday January 21, 2017 12:30am
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Saturday, January 21
 

12:00pm

Clap-In Long Form Improv Workshop with Groundlings Alum Brian Palermo
Like "The Crazy Uncle Joe Show" which has run continuously at The Groundlings for over 15 years, this long form clap-in style of improv is loose, fast and fun.

Starting with a few scenes based on suggestions, the form then explodes anywhere it wants to go as long as new scenes are sparked from any element of any previous scenes. With an emphasis on strong characters, this long form explores connections and new narrative directions as quickly as players can think them up.  This workshop practices unrestricted creativity and immediate team support. $75

Performers
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Brian Palermo

BRIAN PALERMO may be a familiar face to some from his numerous television appearances. He has guest-starred recently on "Modern Family," "2 Broke Girls" and "The League" among others. And he is a recurring correspondent for "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno." | | He is an engaging actor and comedian who has been a performer, director and teacher with The Groundlings Theatre for over 15 years. | | Brian was a staff writer on the animated... Read More →



Saturday January 21, 2017 12:00pm - 3:00pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

1:00pm

improv4humans with Matt Besser, Jon Gabrus, Jessica McKenna and Ian Roberts
Few names are as synonymous with improv as Matt Besser. Founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade and a regular performer in the world-famous show ASSSSCAT, Matt has brought his talents to the Earwolf network and returns for a live version at SF Sketchfest with a fully improvised podcast featuring the best improvisers in the universe. $25

Performers
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Matt Besser

Raised a proud Razorback in Little Rock, Arkansas, Matt Besser attended Amherst College where he learned how to collect CDs. After graduating, Matt toured the Midwest doing stand-up, while taking improvisation direction from Del Close at Chicago’s Improv Olympic Theater. In Chicago in 1991, he became a founding member of the sketch group “Upright Citizens Brigade,” and with them he has performed and written stage productions... Read More →
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Jon Gabrus

Jon Gabrus can next be seen in the indie “Fourth Man Out” and Hulu series “Real Hotwives of Las Vegas”  He has previously appeared in HBO’s “Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight” alongside Ben Walker; as the character ‘Gabrus’ in the Film “Flock of Dudes;” as the lead in the Yahoo Comedy “The Fuzz;” and in the SXSW breakout comedy “Awful Nice.” He recurs... Read More →
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Jessica McKenna

Jessica was born in Richard Nixon's hometown, Yorba Linda, CA. If you visit his beautiful presidential library, you can hear about what a great guy he was! He opened up trade with China!  Growing up she was torn between the stage and the courtroom—the made up courtroom. She was really good at mock trial. Like, she has two medals. This is where you talk about how good you were at high school mock trial right? No? Cool. | | Well... Read More →
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Ian Roberts

Ian Roberts is a founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade. Along with the other members of the UCB, he owns and operates the Upright Citizens Brigade’s theaters and training centers in New York and LA. As an actor, Ian has starred in Comedy Central’s "Upright Citizens Brigade" and "Reno 911," and Spike TV’s "Players." His most notable film role was as choreographer Sparky Polastri in "Bring It On." As a writer, Ian, along... Read More →



Saturday January 21, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

1:00pm

International Waters with Dave Holmes, with guests James Acaster, Aisling Bea, Mike Phirman and Erica Rhodes
International Waters is a pop culture comedy quiz show where land laws do not apply. Join host Dave Holmes and competing teams of world-famous comedians from the US and UK in a hilarious and lively test of pop culture knowledge (and the ability to make up baloney when that knowledge fails). It's part panel show, part trivia quiz and all laughs. It's also a little embarrassed it wrote that last sentence. $22

Performers
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James Acaster

James Acaster is one of the most brilliant and distinctive young comedians of his generation. A whimsical master, he has received acclaim from around the world, including a record breaking 5 consecutive nominations for ‘Best Comedy Show’ at the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festivals and winning the 2015 Chortle Award for Best Show, and Best International Show Award at the 2014 New Zealand International Comedy... Read More →
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Aisling Bea

Aisling Bea is an Irish actress, comedian and writer. She was named Best Female TV Comic at the British Comedy Awards. In 2011 she won the prestigious UK wide competition "So You Think You're Funny?" and was subsequently invited to perform at Montreal's Just For Laughs. Her debut show at Edinburgh Fringe Festival was a critical and commercial hit getting 4 and 5 stars across the board and selling out (including all extra shows added). Following... Read More →
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Dave Holmes

Dave Holmes is a comic, actor, writer, and television personality based in Los Angeles, CA. He is an editor-at-large for Esquire.com, and his memoir “Party of One” was published by Crown Archetype in 2016.
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Mike Phirman

Mike Phirman is incredibly uncomfortable writing about himself in the third person, so he is going to write his bio in the second person. | | You are a musician and music producer who lives in Los Angeles. You were in a comedy music duo called "Hard 'n Phirm" that made a half-hour Comedy Central special. You love folding laundry and were born without a sense of smell. You’ve worked as a visual effects artist for TV shows, like CSI. You... Read More →
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Erica Rhodes

At the age of ten, Erica Rhodes started her entertainment career by voicing the conscience of legendary humorist and writer, Garrison Keillor on NPR's A Prairie Home Companion and has worked on that show ever since. She has performed on stage with Meryl Streep for PBS' A Prairie Home Companion Celebrates the 4th of July special and co-starred with Martin Sheen when the famous radio show played L.A.'s Greek Theatre and Hollywood Bowl shows... Read More →



Saturday January 21, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

1:00pm

SF Sketchfest Tribute to "Comedy Bang! Bang!" with Scott Aukerman, Reggie Watts, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Neil Campbell, Dave Ferguson, Mike Hanford and Tim Kalpakis, Moderated by Phil LaMarr (SOLD OUT)
SF Sketchfest proudly celebrates "Comedy Bang! Bang!" Based on Scott Aukerman’s wildly popular podcast of the same name, "Comedy Bang! Bang!" ran on IFC for five terrific seasons, continuously reinventing and riffing on the well-worn format of the late night talk show, infusing celebrity appearances and comedy sketches with a tinge of the surreal. $35

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

Performers
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Scott Aukerman

Emmy winner Scott Aukerman is the creator, host and writer of "Comedy Bang! Bang!", which has run for five seasons on IFC. He is also the host of his podcast, Comedy Bang Bang: The Podcast, which lives on the Earwolf Podcast Network, which he co-founded. In addition, Scott is the co-creator and director of the Emmy® winning Funny or Die web series "Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis," which received worldwide attention for their... Read More →
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Neil Campbell

Neil Campbell is a writer and performer from Los Angeles, California.  Writing credits include "Comedy Bang! Bang!" (Head Writer and Executive Producer), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "The Simpsons," the 2016 Academy Awards (host: Chris Rock), the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards (host Andy Samberg) and more.  Acting credits include "Comedy Bang! Bang!," "Love," "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "Parks and Recreation," "Monsters University" (voice), "Bajillion... Read More →
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Dave Ferguson

Dave Ferguson is an L.A.-based comedy writer and performer. His work with The Birthday Boys out of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre has included a long-running monthly sketch show as well as performances across the country. The group's TV show "The Birthday Boys" was Executive Produced by Bob Odenkirk and can be found on Netflix. Dave has also appeared on "Superstore," "The Good Place," "Love," "With Bob and David," "Childrens Hospital... 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 by Bob Odenkirk). Mike performed on The 2016 "Comedy Bang Bang" Live Tour, making stops all over the U.S., Australia and the U.K. He can be heard on podcasts... Read More →
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Tim Kalpakis

Tim Kalpakis is an American comedy writer.  He grew up in the Catskills, went to Ithaca College, and performed at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles.  Writing credits:  The "Birthday Boys," "Comedy Bang! Bang!," "Between Two Ferns," The Emmys, and the MTV Movie Awards.  
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Phil LaMarr

A Los Angeles native, Phil is an alumnus of Yale University and The Groundlings where he worked alongside such comedic stars as Jennifer Coolidge, Kathy Griffin and Will Ferrell. Phil is best known as one of the original cast members of Mad TV and as "Marvin" in "Pulp Fiction." | | In addition to appearances in films like "Step Brothers," "Free Enterprise" and "Real Steel," and TV shows such as "NYPD Blue," “Curb Your Enthusiasm,&rdquo... Read More →
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Reggie Watts

Reggie Watts is an internationally renowned vocal artist/ beatboxer/ musician/ comedian who wows audiences with his live performances which are 100% improvised.  Using his formidable voice, looping pedals, and his vast imagination, Reggie blends and blurs the lines between music and comedy.  No two performances are the same and to that end, ”genius” is the word most often used to describe Reggie Watts.  LA Weekly... Read More →
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"Weird Al" Yankovic

Few would have guessed that “Weird Al” Yankovic, who as a shy, accordion-playing teenager got his start sending in homemade tapes to the Dr. Demento Radio Show, would go on to become the biggest-selling comedy recording artist in history with over 12 million album sales.  Now in his fourth career decade, he has won 3 Grammys (with 14 nominations) and countless awards and accolades for Weird Al classics like “Eat... Read More →



3:00pm

Kill Tony Podcast with Tony Hinchcliffe and Brian Redban (SOLD OUT)

Host Tony Hinchcliffe holds his wildly popular podcast with his co-host Brian Redban. Rising young, up-and-coming comics or failing older comics get their name pulled out of a bucket, do one minute of material each, and then Tony and his two weekly guests give feedback, extra material, and ask questions to the young performers - always leading to a hilarious debacle. Past guests include Joe Rogan, Bill Burr, Sarah Silverman, Doug Benson, Jeff Ross, Russell Peters etc. Kill Tony episodes can be found at deathsquad.tv and on iTunes.

If you’re interested in potentially performing on the Kill Tony Podcast, sign ups begin an hour before the show until 15 minutes from showtime.  You’ll need to write down your name, and if possible a twitter account, and performers will be called up during the show after being randomly drawn from the bucket. Performers will have 60 seconds to perform before being interviewed by Tony, Brian and the guest judges. $20

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


Performers
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Tony Hinchcliffe

A stand-up comedian considered a fresh new evolution to the now immensely popular roasting scene, Tony Hinchcliffe has worked as a staff-writer on the past five Comedy Central Roasts, including the most recent, Justin Bieber Roast, where he worked exclusively with Martha Stewart. He is also writing for the upcoming Roast of Rob Lowe. Tony hosts his own weekly show and podcast, “Kill Tony,” which has over 100k downloads per week. On... Read More →
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Brian Redban

Comedy Podcast Aficionado Brian Redban is a Columbus, Ohio native and founder of the Deathsquad Podcast Network. A nationally touring comedian, he performs at comedy clubs across the US and appears weekly on the "Kill Tony" podcast, The Ice House Chronicles and is notably known for his role as producer, co-creator and co-host of the “Joe Rogan Experience,” broadcasting to more than 3 million loyal fans each week. Called "the future of... Read More →



Saturday January 21, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

3:00pm

'True Stories' 30th Anniversary with a special Tobolowsky Files with Stephen Tobolowsky
Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of "True Stories," the eclectic, whimsical and musical look at a small Texas town and the citizens there gearing up for their sesquicentennial, written and directed by Talking Heads' David Byrne and starring John Goodman, Swoosie Kurtz, Spalding Gray, Pops Staples and many more. Appearing alongside the screening to tell stories about the film in a special Tobolowsky Files is the film's co-writer and beloved character actor Stephen Tobolowsky ("Groundhog Day," "Memento" and countless others). $20

Performers
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Stephen Tobolowsky

Stephen Tobolowsky is one of the leading character actors in film today. USA Today listed Stephen as the 9th most frequently seen actor in movies. He has appeared over 200 movies and television shows. He is best known for playing Ned Ryerson in "Groundhog Day," Sammy Jankis in "Memento," Werner Brandes in "Sneakers," Happy Chapman in "Garfield," and Mr. Bates in "Freaky Friday." On television, he has played Tor Ekland on "Seinfeld," Hugo Jarry on... Read More →



4:00pm

Gravid Water with Lucy Davis, Tony Hale, Tom Lenk, Kevin Pollak, Ian Roberts, Maria Thayer, Matt Walsh and more / Sentimental Lady, Hosted by Adam Pearlstein (SOLD OUT)
SF Sketchfest welcomes the return of the ever-popular Gravid Water, which has sold out every one of its appearances at the fest thus far!

Gravid Water has been playing at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York and LA since 2004. In those cities, top improvisers and actors, from Broadway, "30 Rock," "Conan," "Saturday Night Live," and beyond, perform in scenes from Stoppard to Sophocles, and everything in between. The actors know their lines, and the improvisers improvise, with no prior knowledge of the scenes. The show is created and directed by Stephen Ruddy.
$25

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

Performers
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Tony Hale

Tony Hale got his big break playing "Buster Bluth", the eccentric, one-handed Mama's boy on Fox's ground-breaking series Arrested Development. Since then, he has garnered two Emmy awards for his work on the HBO hit Veep playing the character ​​"Gary" alongside Julia Louis Dreyfus.Hale’s film credits include "Happythankyoumoreplease," "The Informant," "Stranger than Fiction," "The Heat," "American Ultra," "Alvin and the Chipmunks:Road... Read More →
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Sentimental Lady

Together for over a decade, Sentimental Lady is one of UCB LA's longest running shows, bringing you the improv hits every week!
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Tom Lenk

Tom Lenk is a SAG Award-winning actor, known for his work on numerous projects written/directed by Joss Whedon including “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and its spin-off, “Angel,” and the movies Cabin in the Woods and Much Ado About Nothing. He can also be seen in the films Argo, Transformers, and the much-anticipated Girls Will Be Girls sequel. Other television credits include "Transparent," “Episodes,&rdquo... Read More →
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Adam Pearlstein

Adam Pearlstein is a stand up comedian based out of Oakland, CA. Adam's unique brand of contrarian hater comedy has taken divided audiences by storm. Adam has performed in theaters, clubs, colleges, festivals and street corners all over the country and have worked with comedy giants such as, Dana Carvey, David Alan Grier and Ron Funches and is the undefeated champion of the SF Comedy Rap Battle Competition. 
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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 was further established two years later, when Kevin co-starred in "The Usual Suspects” and Martin Scorsese’s "Casino" in the same... Read More →
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Ian Roberts

Ian Roberts is a founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade. Along with the other members of the UCB, he owns and operates the Upright Citizens Brigade’s theaters and training centers in New York and LA. As an actor, Ian has starred in Comedy Central’s "Upright Citizens Brigade" and "Reno 911," and Spike TV’s "Players." His most notable film role was as choreographer Sparky Polastri in "Bring It On." As a writer, Ian, along... Read More →
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Matt Walsh

Matt Walsh is a founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade where he continues to perform and teach today. Credits for Walsh include starring in Comedy Central’s critically acclaimed Dog Bites Man, acting as a correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart from 2001-2002, and regular appearances in MTV’s Human Giant. He has appeared in such movies as Semi-Pro, Old School, Bad Santa, Road Trip, and Elf. He also wrote and starred in... Read More →



Saturday January 21, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

4:00pm

Rock Solid with Pat Francis, Kyle Dodson and special guest "Weird Al" Yankovic
It's time to rock 'n' roll all night ... and party once a week! Hosted by Pat Francis, Rock Solid is the comedy/music podcast that brings you music “both new and classic," plus lots of laughs. Joining Pat for this live SF Sketchfest edition is co-host Kyle Dodson and legendary musical parody genius "Weird Al" Yankovic! $25 ALL AGES!

Performers
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Kyle Dodson

Comedian, Writer, Facial Hair Connoisseur, Batman aficionado, Rock Solid Podcast Producer, and Oxford comma supporter. 
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Pat Francis

Pat Francis has an extensive comedic background, both as a writer and a performer. He currently hosts “Rock Solid,” the comedy / music podcast USA Today Calls one of the “Eight Great Music Podcasts to Put in Your Ears.” His regular appearances on Jimmy Pardo's top rated podcast “Never Not Funny” are fan favorites and he’s been a regular performer at the UCB Theatre in Los Angeles. Pat has appeared on... Read More →
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"Weird Al" Yankovic

Few would have guessed that “Weird Al” Yankovic, who as a shy, accordion-playing teenager got his start sending in homemade tapes to the Dr. Demento Radio Show, would go on to become the biggest-selling comedy recording artist in history with over 12 million album sales.  Now in his fourth career decade, he has won 3 Grammys (with 14 nominations) and countless awards and accolades for Weird Al classics like “Eat... Read More →



Saturday January 21, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

4:00pm

Doughboys Podcast with Mike Mitchell and Nick Wiger (SOLD OUT)
Doughboys, Feral Audio's cult podcast about chain restaurants, presents a special live recording. Join hosts Nick Wiger aka Burger Boy and Mike "Spoonman" Mitchell for what's sure to be a rousing and combative discussion about America's true national pastime: eating. $20

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

Performers
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Mike Mitchell

Michael "Mitch" Mitchell and Nick Wiger are writers and actors who live in Los Angeles. Their respective hometowns of Qunicy, Massachusetts, and Lakewood, California, are the birthplaces of Dunkin' Donuts and Denny's. They met performing sketch comedy at the Upright Citizen Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. Their credits include "Comedy Bang! Bang!," "@midnight," "The Birthday Boys," Funny or Die, The Onion News Network, and a bunch of other... Read More →
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Nick Wiger

Michael "Mitch" Mitchell and Nick Wiger are writers and actors who live in Los Angeles. Their respective hometowns of Qunicy, Massachusetts, and Lakewood, California, are the birthplaces of Dunkin' Donuts and Denny's. They met performing sketch comedy at the Upright Citizen Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. Their credits include "Comedy Bang! Bang!", "@midnight," "The Birthday Boys," "Funny or Die," "The Onion News Network," and a bunch of other... Read More →



Saturday January 21, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

4:00pm

Outtake-o-Rama: Famous Celebrity Outtakes with the voice talents of 'Futurama' with John DiMaggio, Maurice LaMarche, Billy West and David X. Cohen
OUTTAKE-O-RAMA
A Celebration of Infamous Celebrity Outtakes
Featuring the stars of FUTURAMA...
Billy West! John DiMaggio! And Maurice LaMarche! Plus Executive Producer David X. Cohen!
Hot off of sold-out shows in Los Angeles… don’t miss this chance to experience the most horrifically entertaining treasures ever mistakenly put down on tape by William Shatner, Richard Nixon, and many more.
Ages 18+ Only $25

Performers
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David X. Cohen

David X. Cohen developed the critically acclaimed animated series "Futurama" (along with Matt Groening) and was Executive Producer and head writer of the series throughout its run. Prior to that he spent five years as a writer for "The Simpsons." He holds a Bachelor's Degree in physics and a Masters Degree in theoretical computer science that are not being put to good use. Cohen has received four Emmy Awards, four Annie Awards, and zero Nobel... Read More →
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John DiMaggio

John DiMaggio is one of the hardest working voice over actors in show business. His credits include Bender on “Futurama,” “Penguins of Madagascar,” “Batman: Brave and the Bold,” “Adventure Time with Finn and Jake,” and many, many more. He hopes you enjoy the show, because he does. Check him out on Twitter: @TheJohnDiMaggio
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Maurice LaMarche

Maurice LaMarche is an Emmy Award winning Canadian voice actor and former stand up comedian. He is best known for his voicework in Futurama as Kif Kroker, as Egon Spengler in The Real Ghostbusters, Verminous Skumm and Duke Nukem in Captain Planet and the Planeteers, Big Bob Pataki in Hey Arnold!, Dizzy Devil in Tiny Toons, The Brain in Animaniacs and Pinky and The Brain, and his portrayal of Mr. Freeze in Batman: Arkham City. His extensive... Read More →
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Billy West

An actor well known in animation circles, Billy West is one of an increasingly popular breed -- actors heard, but not seen. Tops in the voiceover business, some of West's most famous voices include those of Ren & Stimpy, Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd in the feature film, Space Jam, and the official voice of Woody Woodpecker. For years, West also provided celebrity voice impersonations on The Howard Stern Show. His recent animated projects include... Read More →



4:30pm

Deep Night with Dale Seever and guests Allie Goertz, Philip Ross, Jenny Zigrino and musical guest Lisa Mezzacappa
Deep Night with Dale is the latest incarnation of the long-running podcast/basement talk show hosted by James Bewley in the guise of alter ego, the lovable failure, Dale Seever. Down, but never out, Dale seeks talented individuals to stay up late and be his guest in conversations about comedy, characters, and compulsions. Bewley has performed as Dale since 2002, and in that time has performed all over the country. The podcast began in 2009 and has earned rave reviews from AV Club's Podmass, TimeOut NY, and NYTimes. Previous guests include Ilana Glazer, Bridget Everett, Matt Besser, Kate Berlant, John Early, Phoebe Robinson, among many others. Free

Performers
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Allie Goertz

Allie Goertz is a comedic musician whose obsession with pop-culture and heart ache has born an album of nerdy love songs. Since releasing her first crowd-sourced album Cossbysweater in 2013, Allie has been touring the country opening for and playing alongside her favorite musicians and comics. She is currently located in hazy Los Angeles running the @midnight Twitter account and performing her new material. You have seen her at SF Sketchfest, New... Read More →
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Lisa Mezzacappa

Lisa Mezzacappa is a San Francisco Bay Area-based bassist, bandleader, composer, curator and producer. An active collaborator in the Bay Area music community for more than a dozen years, she leads her own groups Bait & Switch, the Interlopers, Nightshade, Eartheaters and the Lisa Mezzacappa Trio, and co-leads the ensembles BODABODA, duo B., Cylinder, the Mezzacappa-Phillips Duo, and the Caribbean folk band Les Gwan Jupons. Lisa has released... Read More →
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Philip Ross

Philip Ross is an artist, inventor, and scholar whose internationally awarded and exhibited research is focused on biomaterial design and life support technologies. A thought leader on biomimicry, Philip’s innovations in mycelium engineering are globally recognized as foundational to the invention of mycotecture, the practice of building with mycelium. His work has recently been showcased by the New York Museum of Modern Art, the Los... Read More →
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Jenny Zigrino

With the sweetness of the Midwest and the iron balls of the East Coast, Jenny Zigrino is a comedian that packs a punch of truly original humor. She's charmed audiences across the country with her wit, keen observations, embarrassing anecdotes, and brilliant honesty for a compelling performance you can't ignore. She made her late night debut on Conan O'Brien and was a finalist in Comedy Central's "Up Next" Comics to Watch of 2013. She took 2nd... Read More →



Saturday January 21, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
PianoFight Bar 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

7:00pm

Upright Citizens Brigade: A.S.S.S.S.C.A.T. with Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh, Jon Gabrus and Jessica McKenna and special guest monologist Nathan Fillion

SF Sketchfest is proud to host a special performance of one of the comedy world's most influential and iconic live shows: Upright Citizens Brigade’s A.S.S.S.S.C.A.T. This popular weekly long-form improv show will feature UCB founding members Matt Besser, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh. They will be joined by guest improvisers and UCB theatre regulars Jon Gabrus and Jessica McKenna. The improvisers will base their scenes off of monologues from special guest monologist Nathan Fillion!  $35 (Note: Ticket price as listed on sfcurran.com includes all service and facility fees)


Performers
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Matt Besser

Raised a proud Razorback in Little Rock, Arkansas, Matt Besser attended Amherst College where he learned how to collect CDs. After graduating, Matt toured the Midwest doing stand-up, while taking improvisation direction from Del Close at Chicago’s Improv Olympic Theater. In Chicago in 1991, he became a founding member of the sketch group “Upright Citizens Brigade,” and with them he has performed and written stage productions... Read More →
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Nathan Fillion

For his role as the title character Richard Castle in ABC's hit television series, "Castle," which successfully ran for 8 seasons and has aired more than 170 episodes, Nathan Fillion won four People's Choice Awards for Favorite Dramatic TV Actor, most recently as 2016. | | Fillion also starred as Dogberry, the incompetent chief of security, in Joss Whedon's feature, "Much Ado About Nothing," based on Shakespeare's play. He and Whedon have been... Read More →
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Jon Gabrus

Jon Gabrus can next be seen in the indie “Fourth Man Out” and Hulu series “Real Hotwives of Las Vegas”  He has previously appeared in HBO’s “Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight” alongside Ben Walker; as the character ‘Gabrus’ in the Film “Flock of Dudes;” as the lead in the Yahoo Comedy “The Fuzz;” and in the SXSW breakout comedy “Awful Nice.” He recurs... Read More →
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Jessica McKenna

Jessica was born in Richard Nixon's hometown, Yorba Linda, CA. If you visit his beautiful presidential library, you can hear about what a great guy he was! He opened up trade with China!  Growing up she was torn between the stage and the courtroom—the made up courtroom. She was really good at mock trial. Like, she has two medals. This is where you talk about how good you were at high school mock trial right? No? Cool. | | Well... Read More →
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Ian Roberts

Ian Roberts is a founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade. Along with the other members of the UCB, he owns and operates the Upright Citizens Brigade’s theaters and training centers in New York and LA. As an actor, Ian has starred in Comedy Central’s "Upright Citizens Brigade" and "Reno 911," and Spike TV’s "Players." His most notable film role was as choreographer Sparky Polastri in "Bring It On." As a writer, Ian, along... Read More →
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Matt Walsh

Matt Walsh is a founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade where he continues to perform and teach today. Credits for Walsh include starring in Comedy Central’s critically acclaimed Dog Bites Man, acting as a correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart from 2001-2002, and regular appearances in MTV’s Human Giant. He has appeared in such movies as Semi-Pro, Old School, Bad Santa, Road Trip, and Elf. He also wrote and starred in... Read More →



Saturday January 21, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
The Curran 445 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102

7:00pm

PianoFight Showcase: Arcade Currency, Chinese Ballroom and The Rub, Hosted by Geoff Tice (SOLD OUT)
SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! $15

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

Performers
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Chinese Ballroom

Chinese Ballroom has performed in theaters, community centers, the backyard of a Berkeley commune, and a bar that is believed to be a front for the mafia. Now catch them perform their signature mix of long and short-form improv every month at PianoFight!
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Arcade Currency

Arcade Currency is an all male, all black improv team who met at UCB in LA. With an unmistakable witty swagger, and love for giving each other a hard time, our goal is to bring you to your knees with laughter. Ya dig?
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The Rub

The Rub is a trio of two men and a lady, but reversed. We're like Andy Kaufman meets Seinfeld, like Kids In the Hall without all the Canada. Comprised of Jill Vice of Tipped & Tipsy, Slater Penney of the Submarine Show, and Edna Mira Raia of the Spaghetti Monologues, we might just rub you the wrong way.
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Geoff Tice

Geoff Tice is a stand-up comedian from Boulder, Colorado who has performed in festivals, clubs, bars, and basements all across America. In 2016, he performed at the CROM Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, and Denver's High Plains Comedy Festival.



Saturday January 21, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

7:00pm

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Tony Hinchcliffe & Jenny Zigrino, Hosted by Alfonso Portela
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.

Tony started stand-up comedy at the world famous Comedy Store in Hollywood in 2007. An amazing comedy club known for being a hub of development, Tony used the darkness and freedom of the club to mend his trademark style of dark edgy jokes and seamlessly going in and out of material and crowdwork. While constantly doing standup he has also written for the last five Comedy Central Roasts and hosts his popular live podcast KillTony. His popularity began to thrive in 2014 after becoming a regular guest on The Joe Rogan Experience. Tony's first comedy special "One Shot" is available on Netflix.

With the sweetness of the Midwest and the iron balls of the East Coast, Jenny Zigrino is a comedian that packs a punch of truly original humor. She's charmed audiences across the country with her wit, keen observations, embarrassing anecdotes, and brilliant honesty for a compelling performance you can't ignore.  She exploded onto the Just For Laugh's New Faces Showcase for 2016 and has been featured in many festivals across the country. She has also appeared in films, on Comedy Central’s “@midnight” and “Adam DeVine's House Party,” in comedy clubs from New York to LA and everywhere in between. In conclusion, she's kind of a bad ass bitch.
$22

Performers
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Tony Hinchcliffe

A stand-up comedian considered a fresh new evolution to the now immensely popular roasting scene, Tony Hinchcliffe has worked as a staff-writer on the past five Comedy Central Roasts, including the most recent, Justin Bieber Roast, where he worked exclusively with Martha Stewart. He is also writing for the upcoming Roast of Rob Lowe. Tony hosts his own weekly show and podcast, “Kill Tony,” which has over 100k downloads per week. On... Read More →
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Alfonso Portela

Alfonso Portela is a stand-up comedian from Sacramento, CA. He’s been described as a “total babe who should have more confidence” by his sister who has been described as “making me uncomfortable, but thanks for the compliment I guess” by Alfonso. Much like his many tastes in shaving creams, his comedy encompasses a variety of styles from short, clever jokes to elaborate and animated vignettes. He’s performed at... Read More →
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Jenny Zigrino

With the sweetness of the Midwest and the iron balls of the East Coast, Jenny Zigrino is a comedian that packs a punch of truly original humor. She's charmed audiences across the country with her wit, keen observations, embarrassing anecdotes, and brilliant honesty for a compelling performance you can't ignore. She made her late night debut on Conan O'Brien and was a finalist in Comedy Central's "Up Next" Comics to Watch of 2013. She took 2nd... Read More →



Saturday January 21, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

7:30pm

Iron Comic with Moshe Kasher and Nato Green and guests Aisling Bea, Emmy Blotnick, Matt Braunger, Wayne Federman, and Eddie Pepitone
Whose routine reigns supreme?
Iron Comic is a live gameshow where 5 comedians rush to write a routine in 10 minutes from topics suggested by the audience. At the end of the night, an Iron Comic will be chosen. Inspired by Iron Chef, each comic is forced to craft jokes while the clock is ticking. $30

Performers
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Aisling Bea

Aisling Bea is an Irish actress, comedian and writer. She was named Best Female TV Comic at the British Comedy Awards. In 2011 she won the prestigious UK wide competition "So You Think You're Funny?" and was subsequently invited to perform at Montreal's Just For Laughs. Her debut show at Edinburgh Fringe Festival was a critical and commercial hit getting 4 and 5 stars across the board and selling out (including all extra shows added). Following... Read More →
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Emmy Blotnick

Emmy Blotnick is a comedian and writer based in Los Angeles. | | Most recently, Emmy has written for The Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe and Not Safe with Nikki Glaser. Previously she’s written for Comedy Central’s @midnight with Chris Hardwick, TruTV’s Billy On The Street, MTV’s Nikki & Sara Live, VH1’s Best Week Ever and others. | | As a performer, Emmy was named one of Comedy Central’s Comics To Watch... Read More →
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Matt Braunger

Matt Braunger was raised in Portland, Oregon. A headlining comedian since 2007 and an actor since childhood, Matt studied theatre in New York and improvisation in Chicago. | | Matt’s television credits include a recurring role on NBC’s "Up All Night," a series regular role on "MADtv," as well as appearances on "BoJack Horsman," "Garfunkel and Oates," "Maron," "The Michael J Fox Show," "Happy Endings," HBO’s "Family Tree... Read More →
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Wayne Federman

Wayne Federman is a comedian, actor, and writer. He has been touring clubs, colleges, alternative rooms, and theaters for over 30 years. He has performed on "The Tonight Show" starring Jimmy Fallon and has his own stand‐up special on Comedy Central. Wayne has appeared in over twenty films including "Knocked Up," "Step Brothers," "The 40‐Year‐Old Virgin," "Legally Blonde," "50 First Dates," "Funny People," and is featured in the upcoming... 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 Room Theatre,  The Business. His podcast The Nato Sessions is produced by 3200 Stories. His first comedy album, The Nato Green Party, was released by Rooftop Comedy... Read More →
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Moshe Kasher

Moshe Kasher. Comedian. Child Genius. Jew. Jew Comedian. OBGYN. Pleasure center. Good tipper. Guiding light. Beefcake. | He lives alone in LA. | 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... Read More →
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Eddie Pepitone

They call him the Bitter Buddha, comedian Eddie Pepitone is a master of the dark art of comedy. Hailed as a modern day cross between Jackie Gleason, Don Rickles and Eckart Tolle. | | Eddie is a force of nature on stage, switching between social rage and self-doubt. His shows are an energetic combo of calm and chaos, blue-collar angst and sardonic enlightenment. Few comedians working today channel the power of the rant better than Eddie... Read More →



Saturday January 21, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

7:30pm

The Groundlings: Personals with Regan Burns, Stephanie Courtney, H Michael Croner, Phil LaMarr, Brian Palermo, Artemis Pebdani, and Annie Sertich
From the mind of Groundling Brian Palermo, SF Sketchfest invites you to the show where your host has navigated the choppy waters of genuine internet dating sites and selected real personal ads of actual people.

Then, improvisors who have not seen these profiles become characters based on them. The audience decides who dates whom and we see the world of dating through the eyes of prisoners, furries, goths... and maybe even Republicans.

Millions of people are looking for love - see if these freaks get any!
Featuring incredible performers from The Groundlings Theatre and more! $25

Due to a change in their schedules, Nyima Funk and Jim Rash will no longer be appearing. H Michael Croner and Artemis Pebdani have been added.

Performers
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Regan Burns

It was a long and windy road that led Regan Burns to his current status as a Hollywood actor/director/host/pitchman. During his junior year at Radford University in Virginia, he made the wise decision to relinquish his gymnastics scholarship and pursue the life of a thespian. Most of this decision was based on the fact that gymnasts don't get residual checks. | | After graduating with a theatre degree, Regan attended the American Academy of... Read More →
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Stephanie Courtney

Stephanie Courtney is an Aquarius from Burbank. Film credits include "Blades of Glory," "The Brothers Solomon," "The Heart Break Kid," and "For Your Consideration." TV credits include "Mad Men," "The Comeback," "House" and "Tom Goes to the Mayor." She also plays Flo the enthusiastic cashier for Progressive Insurance.
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H Michael Croner

H Michael Croner is an writer/actor based in Los Angeles.  Currently he can be seen on Comedy Central's "Review," MTV's "Mary & Jane" as well as writing and voicing multiple characters on DisneyXD's "Pickle and Peanut." H Michael is also a main company member in The Groundlings Theater where he recently finished a six month stint directing the weekly sketch show "Thank Goodness It's Sunday."
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Phil LaMarr

A Los Angeles native, Phil is an alumnus of Yale University and The Groundlings where he worked alongside such comedic stars as Jennifer Coolidge, Kathy Griffin and Will Ferrell. Phil is best known as one of the original cast members of Mad TV and as "Marvin" in "Pulp Fiction." | | In addition to appearances in films like "Step Brothers," "Free Enterprise" and "Real Steel," and TV shows such as "NYPD Blue," “Curb Your Enthusiasm,&rdquo... Read More →
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Brian Palermo

BRIAN PALERMO may be a familiar face to some from his numerous television appearances. He has guest-starred recently on "Modern Family," "2 Broke Girls" and "The League" among others. And he is a recurring correspondent for "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno." | | He is an engaging actor and comedian who has been a performer, director and teacher with The Groundlings Theatre for over 15 years. | | Brian was a staff writer on the animated... Read More →
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Artemis Pebdani

Artemis Pebdani grew up in Houston, Texas, and she received her BFA in Theatre from Southern Methodist University. She continued her studies at the Dell 'Arte International School of Physical Theatre and then just about every improv and sketch school in Los Angeles. She's done a whole lot of TV and not that many movies. If you recognize her, it's probably from "Scandal" or "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" or "Masters of Sex." 
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Annie Sertich

Recent credits: "Shameless" (Recurring), "Mike Tyson's Mysteries," "Benched," "I Didn't Do it," "The Bounce Back" (Feature), "Dr. Brown" pilot, "Table 58," "The Tonight Show" (regular correspondent), "Playing House," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "2 Broke Girls," "The Guild" (web), "The Office."  | | Writing credits: MTV, Disney, Nickelodeon, IFC, Game Show Network.  Her one woman play based on her memoir and directed by Groundlings... Read More →



Saturday January 21, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:30pm

The Imaginary Radio Program with Drennon Davis & Friends, with Solomon Georgio, Allie Goertz, Mike Nissen, Frankie Quinones, Zach Sherwin, Ryan Singer and Nick Stargu
The Imaginary Radio Program, is an electric combination of music, comedy and beat-boxing where Drennon and a cast of insanely talented comics and musicians (plus a few very special guests) take you on a frenzied show that the Los Angeles Comedy Bureau writes "not only lives up to its name, but exceeds expectation in what you could possibly think it is."

IRP was featured on its own episode of Seeso’s “The Comedy Show Show” and is a festival favorite appearing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, SXSW, SF Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Riot LA Alternative Comedy Festival, Moontower Comedy Festival and many other places.

Past Guests have included:
Reggie Watts, Peter Serafinowicz, Aisha Tyler, Maria Bamford, DJ Douggpound, Baron Vaughn, Karen Kilgariff, TJ Miller, Rachel Bloom, James Adomian, DJ REAL, The Bots, Brent Weinbach, Moshe Kasher, Chip Pope, Walsh Brothers, Ron Lynch, Paul Gilmartin, Eliza Skinner, Janet Varney, Sam Simmons, Jake Weisman and Open Mike Eagle.

Live show reviews:
“If you venture into this awkward yet ultimately rewarding late-night show, you may well come out of it thinking that Drennon Davis is a bit of a genius.”
- The Times (UK)

“Tune in, for a show that's high on concept and adept in execution.”
- The Guardian

“If Davis isn’t the world’s foremost radio impressionist he’s definitely tuned somewhere near the top… The Imaginary Radio Program may just be the most inspiring show about what you can create when your entire world revolves around radio, and not just your genitals.”
– Fest Magazine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrFeKbn5Cwc $22 21+

Performers
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Drennon Davis

From his elaborate characters and sketches, to his provocative songs and animation, Drennon has made a name for himself as one of the most innovative minds in today’s comedy scene. His live performances of the Imaginary Radio Program combine live music and beat-boxing with one-man sketches into a show that the Los Angeles Comedy Bureau writes "not only lives up to its name, but exceeds expectation in what you could possibly think it is... Read More →
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Solomon Georgio

Solomon Georgio burst out of the Seattle comedy scene with his own brand of indignant irreverence. He flawlessly intertwines biting social commentary with stories of his life as an openly gay African immigrant. He is a finalist of NBC’s "Stand Up for Diversity," a regular performer at the Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival (Seattle, WA) and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival (Portland, OR). Solomon recently had his television debut in February... Read More →
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Allie Goertz

Allie Goertz is a comedic musician whose obsession with pop-culture and heart ache has born an album of nerdy love songs. Since releasing her first crowd-sourced album Cossbysweater in 2013, Allie has been touring the country opening for and playing alongside her favorite musicians and comics. She is currently located in hazy Los Angeles running the @midnight Twitter account and performing her new material. You have seen her at SF Sketchfest, New... Read More →
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Mike Nissen

A natural musician, Mike brings his unique approach to guitar with every musical situation he finds himself in. Whether it's working with a Grammy award winning producer on an album with his former band A House For Lions, or improvising with musical comedian Drennon Davis for his Imaginary Radio Program on Seeso, Mike's keen sensitivity and taste are a crucial ingredient to the sound as are his fresh perspectives.Mike's music has been written... Read More →
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Frankie Quinones

Frankie Quinones brings a performance compared to a one-man variety show. He has performed for our troops overseas in Japan, Europe, and the Middle East and has toured with some of the industry's most respected headliners including Craig Robinson, Paul Rodriguez, and Eddie Griffin to name a few. He can be seen on Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, Funny Or Die, and SeeSo. He was recently named one of TimeOut LA Magazine's "2017 Comics To Watch... Read More →
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Zach Sherwin

Zach Sherwin is a Los Angeles-based writer and performer whose YouTube videos have been viewed over 400 million times. He has appeared on “America’s Got Talent” (NBC), “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell” (FX, FXX), and “The Pete Holmes Show” (TBS), written for the Emmy-nominated shows “Epic Rap Battles of History” (YouTube) and “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (The CW), and released albums on... Read More →
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Ryan Singer

Ryan Singer is the rarest of breeds: A comic’s comic who electrifies mainstream audiences with material that is both uncompromising and unpretentious. LaughSpin says, “With his high-energy delivery and unpretentious leanings, there’s not a lot to dislike about comedian Ryan Singer. And it’s not just us saying it: In the last few years, he’s won over audiences headlining the nation’s finer comedy clubs and was... Read More →
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Nick Stargu

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 Outside Lands, San Francisco Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival and more! He most recently appeared on the TV show “Flophouse” on Viceland and as a host on NBC's show "The Guest List" on Seeso. And he’s opened for Devo!  | | Nick also performs as Imaginary Radio with... Read More →



Saturday January 21, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

7:30pm

Porchlight at the Oasis, with Beth Lisick and Arline Klatte and guests Tara Jepsen, Kari Kiernan, Kevin Pollak, Stephen Tobolowsky and Gary Anthony Williams
For the past fourteen years, Porchlight has been San Francisco's premier storytelling series. Each month, co-founders Beth Lisick and Arline Klatte invite six people to tell ten-minute true stories without using notes or memorization. Past storytellers include some of the area's most entertaining school bus drivers, mushroom hunters, politicians, socialites, sex workers, musicians, authors, systems analysts, and social workers.

This special SF Sketchfest edition will at the fabulous Oasis, San Francisco's hottest new nightclub in the heart of the SOMA district. Set in an 8,000 square foot converted gay boathouse, Oasis offers an unforgettable nightlife experience.
$25

Due to a change in his schedule, Drew Droege will no longer be appearing. Kevin Pollak has been added to the show. 

Performers
avatar for Kari Kiernan

Kari Kiernan

Kari Kiernan is a writer and storyteller living in San Francisco. Her work has appeared in “Skirt!” Magazine and “The Morning News” as well as onstage at Porchlight, The Vent, Naked Truth and “Opium” Magazine’s Literary Death Match, among others. You can see more of her work at Cereal for Dinner Again (www.cerealfordinnneragain.com).
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Arline Klatte

Arline Klatte is the co-host of the successful San Francisco-based storytelling show, Porchlight.
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Beth Lisick

Beth Lisick is a writer and actor. She is the author of five books and has appeared in films screened at Cannes, Sundance, and the San Francisco International Film Festival. | | Her books include the memoir collection "Yokohama Threeway" and "Other Small Shames," the New York Times bestselling comic memoir "Everybody Into the Pool," the gonzo self-help manifesto "Helping Me Help Myself," the story collection "This Too Can Be Yours," and the... 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 was further established two years later, when Kevin co-starred in "The Usual Suspects” and Martin Scorsese’s "Casino" in the same... Read More →
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Stephen Tobolowsky

Stephen Tobolowsky is one of the leading character actors in film today. USA Today listed Stephen as the 9th most frequently seen actor in movies. He has appeared over 200 movies and television shows. He is best known for playing Ned Ryerson in "Groundhog Day," Sammy Jankis in "Memento," Werner Brandes in "Sneakers," Happy Chapman in "Garfield," and Mr. Bates in "Freaky Friday." On television, he has played Tor Ekland on "Seinfeld," Hugo Jarry on... Read More →
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Gary Anthony Williams

Gary recently appeared in the films "The Internship" with Vince Vaughn and "The Factory" along with John Cusack. You can catch him in new episodes of "Whose Line is it Anyway," "Mike and Molly" and "Baby Daddy." He has recurred on "The Soul Man," "Raising Hope," "Malcolm in the Middle," and "Weeds." He was a series regular on "Boston Legal" as well as "Blue Collar Comedy." Film work includes "Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle," "Undercover... Read More →



Saturday January 21, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Oasis 298 11th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

7:30pm

Celebrity Autobiography with Lucy Davis, Tony Hale, Wendie Malick, Laraine Newman, Eugene Pack, Dayle Reyfel, Fred Willard and Cedric Yarbrough

As seen on Bravo, "Celebrity Autobiography" is the award-winning hit comedy show where celebrities act out other celebrities' jaw-dropping memoirs! The 2017 SF Sketchfest version will include hot off the press, never-before-seen, hard-to-believe-they-wrote-em tell-alls! A New York Times Critics Pick. "Funniest Show in Town, Hands down!" - New York Post $50


Performers
avatar for Tony Hale

Tony Hale

Tony Hale got his big break playing "Buster Bluth", the eccentric, one-handed Mama's boy on Fox's ground-breaking series Arrested Development. Since then, he has garnered two Emmy awards for his work on the HBO hit Veep playing the character ​​"Gary" alongside Julia Louis Dreyfus.Hale’s film credits include "Happythankyoumoreplease," "The Informant," "Stranger than Fiction," "The Heat," "American Ultra," "Alvin and the Chipmunks:Road... Read More →
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Wendie Malick

Theatre: Off-B’way: “North Shore Fish,” “Burleigh Grimes;” Los Angeles: “Questa,” “Round Trip,” “Santaland Diaries,” “Vagina Monologues,” “The Underpants” (Geffen). Regional: “The Guys” (Studio Arena), “Don’t Blame Me, I Voted for Helen Gahagan Douglas” (Wooly Mammoth), “Blithe Spirit,” “Closure” (New... Read More →
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Laraine Newman

Laraine Newman is a native of Los Angeles and began her career at the age of 15 when the improv group she worked with was hired to bring culture and self-expression to the youth of East LA and South Central. | | After High School she went to Paris and studied mime with Marcel Marceau. A fact that none of her comedian friends will ever let her live down. | | At the age of 19 she appeared in the New Theatre For Now at the Mark Taper Forum and... Read More →
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Eugene Pack

Eugene Pack is the creator of the international hit comedy sensation “Celebrity Autobiography” which won him the Drama Desk Award in the category of “Unique Theatrical Experience.” Pack is also an Emmy Award-nominated writer and Producer. He was nominated for Outstanding Writing for Variety, Comedy or Music for “America: A Tribute to Heroes,” which won the Emmy for Outstanding Special. Pack is the creator and... Read More →
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Dayle Reyfel

Dayle Reyfel is a winner of the Drama Desk Award for her work on the critically acclaimed sensation, "Celebrity Autobiography." She has developed "Celebrity Autobiography" along with Eugene Pack since the beginning of the project. Ms Reyfel is one of the original stars of the show and has performed in, directed and launched the touring companies in New York, Los Angeles, Edinburgh, London’s West End and in Australia, at The Sydney Opera... Read More →
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Fred Willard

Fred Willard radiates a unique charm that has established him as one of our generation’s most gifted comic actors. A master of sketch comedy, Fred is most heralded for his quick wit and improvisational expertise. Fred is an alumnus of The Second City and was a co-founder of the comedy group Ace Trucking Company which appeared on "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson" over fifty times as well as being regulars on "The Tom Jones Show... Read More →
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Cedric Yarbrough

Cedric Yarbrough's television credits include Comedy Central's hit "Reno 911!", Adult Swim's Peabody award winning "The Boondocks" & guest appearances on "Curb Your Enthusiasm", "Key & Peele" & "Comedy Bang Bang". Some of his film credits include "The 40 Year Old Virgin", "Get Smart", "Four Christmases" & "Black Dynamite. Cedric is currently recurring on 3 televisions shows, "The Goldbergs", "Rake" & "The Soul Man".



7:30pm

Blazers and White Tennis Shoes: 80's Comedy Boom Showcase with Kyle Clark, Imran G, Ben Harkins, Trevor Hill, Kristee Ono, Red Scott and Mikey Walz, Hosted by Clay Newman (SOLD OUT)
Ah, the 80's, when excess reigned supreme and comedy clubs were booming. SF Sketchfest invites you to dust off your Rubiks Cube and call your friends on your Sports Illustrated Football phone to invite them to this throwback night of comedy, in which all the stand-ups dress in their 1980's comedian best. Get ready for blazers with rolled-up sleeves, acid washed denim, big hair and big big laughs! $15

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

Performers
avatar for Kyle Clark

Kyle Clark

Kyle Clark is a Los Angeles based comic. Blending long form story telling with absurdist wit, he has become a unique voice in LA over the past 8 years. He just recorded his second comedy album "I'm a Person" which will be out this fall. 
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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. The Seattle native has performed from coast to coast and honed an act to entertain audiences of all sizes, shapes, and tastes. Imran is now based in the Bay Area and has performed around the country at Comedy clubs, Theaters and Festivals as well as the NBC Standup for Diversity Showcase.Imran
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Ben Harkins

Originally from Pittsburgh, currently residing in Portland, Ben Harkins suffers from persistent and exhausting clinical fury. His unsweetened wisdom and deadpan delivery have made him an audience favorite throughout the Pacific Northwest. His contentious material attacks every topic from the extinction of species to the price of groceries. 
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Trevor Hill

Trevor Hill is a stand-up comedian who sleeps in Los Angeles and is awake in a variety of locations. He has performed at SF Sketchfest, SF LitQuake, Culture Collide SF, the Chicago Comedy Expo, Great American Comedy Fest, Sacramento Comedy Fest, Cape Fear Comedy Fest, as well as clubs and theaters throughout the US and the UK. In 2015, Trevor was a finalist in Atlanta's Laughing Skull comedy competition as well as winner of the ‘Punchline... Read More →
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Clay Newman

This stony, joke slinging rabble rouser has been delighting audiences across the southwest for over four 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 time fix, but he soon found that stand-up was his greatest passion and only actual skill. You can also find Clay portraying a wide range of characters in local and national... Read More →
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Kristee Ono

Kristee Ono is a guilty pleasure. You really do not want your friends to find out how much you unironically enjoy her work and company.  | | A little dark, a little weird, relatively entertaining, she has been in the San Francisco comedy scene for 9 years gently introducing herself into your system a little bit at a time as not to overwhelm you. | | She performs regularly at the Punch Line and Cobb's, throughout the Bay Area and beyond... Read More →
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Red Scott

Offstage, Red enjoys exploring the ways an individual can be indoors and fully protected from the Sun. He beat 146 comics to win the 2010 Rooster T Feathers Comedy Competition. He performed at 2011-2016 SF Sketchfest, including appearing in Jimmy Pardo's "Write Now!". His Game of Thrones podcast, “Boars, Gore, and Swords” is a member of the BoingBoing podcast network. He performs all over the Bay Area, and is a regular at The San... Read More →
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Mikey Walz

Mikey Walz is a Stand-Up Comic, writer, musician, and big silly person out of San Francisco CA. The son of a Jingle writing ex-folk singer father and a late-blooming lesbian psychologist mother, he developed a strange, quizzical, and occasionally musical brand of thinking. His style swings between playful and theatrical to cutting and ernest, walking a fine line between childish and deeply troubled.



Saturday January 21, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Doc's Lab 124 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

8:00pm

Kasper Hauser in 'ZooDangle for Kidz!*' / Cobranauts, Hosted by Zack Chapaloni (SOLD OUT)
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 at … we’re talking about setting up a google doc, so it’s just a matter of ... will we be able to buckle down.

With an opening set by LA improv collective Cobranauts, hosted by local stand-up Zack Chapaloni.

*Not For Kids

$22

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

Performers
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Zack Chapaloni

Zack Chapaloni’s charming blend of smart and silly have made him a comic to watch in 2016.  | | With act-out-laced stories and incisive observations, Zack offers a refreshing take on everyday, personal encounters. His unique background as a Moroccan-Italian-American has provided him with a plethora of distinctly intriguing characters that audiences everywhere adore.  Zack has performed with some great comedians, including... Read More →
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Cobranauts

Four time winners of the Westside Comedy Theater's House Team Tournament, Los Angeles' Cobranauts do fast paced, group-oriented long form improvisation. Buckle up. (We don't know why we just told you to do that.) | | Cobranauts is: Morgan Christensen, Jennifer Cowan, Al Garcia, Mary Gutfleisch, Byron Kennerly, Jen Parker, Cole Stratton and Timmy Tamisiea. Coached by Bryce Wissel.
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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 at … we’re talking about setting up a google doc, so it’s just a matter of ... will we be able to buckle down.
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Cole Stratton

Cole Stratton wears a lot of hats. Not literal ones, as he has a tiny head and it just doesn't look right. He 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. Now in its sixteenth year, the festival has featured performers like Tenacious D, Conan O'Brien, Alan Arkin, Gene Wilder, The Kids in the Hall, The State, Mr. Show, Garry... Read More →



Saturday January 21, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

Neil Campbell and Mike Hanford, Hosted by Hanna Dickinson (SOLD OUT)
Neil has been writing and performing with UCB since 2005, and is currently the head writer and an executive producer of Comedy Bang! Bang! on IFC. Mike has been writing and performing with UCB since 2006 and is a member of the hugely successful improve group The Birthday Boys. Together, they perform jokes and bits and characters and stuff. With standup comedy by Hanna Dickinson. $20

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

Performers
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Neil Campbell

Neil Campbell is a writer and performer from Los Angeles, California.  Writing credits include "Comedy Bang! Bang!" (Head Writer and Executive Producer), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "The Simpsons," the 2016 Academy Awards (host: Chris Rock), the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards (host Andy Samberg) and more.  Acting credits include "Comedy Bang! Bang!," "Love," "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "Parks and Recreation," "Monsters University" (voice), "Bajillion... Read More →
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Hanna Dickinson

Hanna graduated from the University of Southern California in 2014 as a film studies major. While in school, Hanna developed a passion for comedy while interning at "Chelsea Lately," Funny or Die, and Broadway Video. In her senior year, Hanna started standup and, at six months in, placed in the top four at two separate standup competitions. Upon graduation, Hanna hosted for Pauly Shore on his tour in different cities across the US. Currently... 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 by Bob Odenkirk). Mike performed on The 2016 "Comedy Bang Bang" Live Tour, making stops all over the U.S., Australia and the U.K. He can be heard on podcasts... Read More →



Saturday January 21, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm

The Romane Event with Paco Romane and guests Clara Bijl, Ben Feldman, Ali Reingold, Ryan Schumaker, Cameron Vannini and Austin Wolf-Sothern
One of San Francisco’s longest-running comedy shows, The Romane Event brings together the best of Bay Area comedians — from veterans, legends to up-and-comers — and national acts for a night of big laughs. Host Paco Romane oversees the fun. This comedy institution will leave you in stitches, so come out and enjoy a hilarious evening that’s been praised by The Onion and the San Francisco Chronicle. $15

Performers
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Clara 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 both the French Alps and Germany before she attended college in South Carolina; as you do when you come from France.  Clara’s humor is witty and observational and comes with a European twang.  Clara has appeared in the San Francisco International Comedy Competition, SF... Read More →
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Ben Feldman

Ben Feldman is a standup comedian and writer based in San Francisco who works the Bay Area's top comedy clubs including the Punchline, Improv, Cobb's and Rooster T. Feathers, as well as clubs and venues throughout California and beyond. Named one of the Best Comics To Watch by SF Weekly in 2013, Ben Feldman's acerbic wit is provocative yet playful, delivered with glints of absurdity as he teeters back and forth along the thick line between... Read More →
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Ali Reingold

Ali is a comedian and writer based in Portland, Oregon. She was a semi-finalist in the 2015 Portland’s Funniest Person contest and can be seen co-hosting Get Wet, a weekly stand-up show at Splash Bar in downtown Portland. Ali has performed in venues all over the country and will be evoking guttural laughs at the All Jane Comedy Festival in Portland and at the Hell Yes Fest in New Orleans this October. She once yelled at the father of the... Read More →
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Paco Romane

Paco Romane’s authentic, engaging, and unpredictable style has established him as an audience favorite. His act is a “mashup of all things funny – stand up, sketch, improv, you name it” –  and with his experience in improv and sketch comedy he’ll regularly spin any live moment with the crowd into his act. Paco has appeared on Comedy Central, is a frequent guest on The Todd Glass Show and was twice... Read More →
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Ryan Schumaker

Ryan Schumaker is a comedian based out of Los Angeles. He runs Sleepaway Camp every Tuesday in Downtown LA, which LA Weekly called "the wildest Tuesday night you've ever had." He performed on the very first Echo Park Rising festival and 2016's Crom Comedy Festival in Denver, CO. He also made an appearance on College Humor's 2015 All Nighter. Ryan received a bachelor's degree in political science from California State Polytechnic University... Read More →
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Cameron Vannini

Cameron Vannini is a San Francisco based comedian. His sarcastic sense of humor and hilarious ability to share and examine his real life experiences, makes him a favorite in the bay area by both audiences & fellow comics alike. Having performed all over the country, Cameron is a regular at both the San Francisco Punch Line & Cobb's Comedy Club. He has also graced the stage at venues such as The Comedy Store & The San Jose Improv and... Read More →
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Austin Wolf-Sothern

Austin Wolf-Sothern is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actor, who loves movies and data entry. His credits include retweeting and responding to celebrities who mention the city of Austin, as if they are talking about him. He has performed in SF Sketchfest, Crom Comedy Festival, on The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, and he is one of the producers of the weekly free comedy show Sleepaway Camp, in downtown L.A.



Saturday January 21, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Brava Studio Theater 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

9:00pm

PianoFight Showcase: Peach Pit, Rawdog and White Women, Hosted by Liz Stone (SOLD OUT)
SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! $15

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

Performers
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Peach Pit

Peach Pit is Casey Busher, Jess Marinelli, Jess Matthews, Rocio Mancia, Stacie Blanke, and the friendly ghost of Sarah Shoemaker. They met through Leela. Peach Pit is also the gnarled core of one of nature's finest fruits. It contains nonlethal levels of cyanide.
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Rawdog

RAWDOG won the Upright Citizen's Brigade's Sketch Showdown for 6 months in a row. The team consists of Natalie Palamides ("Powerpuff Girls," Just for Laughs New Faces, UCB), Jeff Loveness (Writer on "Jimmy Kimmel Live"), Kyle Helf (Face of Victoria Beer), and Sethward Allison (Youtuber with videos upwards of 15 million views). The team consistently performs around the Los Angeles indie scene, and is known for their eclectic style, which ranges... Read More →
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Liz Stone

Liz Stone was a corporate attorney who spent one too many weekends in the office and nearly hung herself on a rope fashioned from financial documents. Fortunately Liz discovered stand up comedy as a balance to the corporate grind and has been entertaining audiences with her unique perspective ever since. She performs all over California and in small towns throughout America.
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White Women

As the name obviously suggests, "White Women" is a group of all-black male improvisers from Los Angeles. They are regulars at UCB LA where they have been performing since 2013, and have also performed at tons of festivals across the country. If you sleep on them, they'll do a backflip on your mattress!



Saturday January 21, 2017 9:00pm - 10:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

9:15pm

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Tony Hinchcliffe & Jenny Zigrino, Hosted by Alfonso Portela
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.

Tony started stand-up comedy at the world famous Comedy Store in Hollywood in 2007. An amazing comedy club known for being a hub of development, Tony used the darkness and freedom of the club to mend his trademark style of dark edgy jokes and seamlessly going in and out of material and crowdwork. While constantly doing standup he has also written for the last five Comedy Central Roasts and hosts his popular live podcast KillTony. His popularity began to thrive in 2014 after becoming a regular guest on The Joe Rogan Experience. Tony's first comedy special "One Shot" is available on Netflix.

With the sweetness of the Midwest and the iron balls of the East Coast, Jenny Zigrino is a comedian that packs a punch of truly original humor. She's charmed audiences across the country with her wit, keen observations, embarrassing anecdotes, and brilliant honesty for a compelling performance you can't ignore.
She exploded onto the Just For Laugh's New Faces Showcase for 2016 and has been featured in many festivals across the country. She has also appeared in films, on Comedy Central’s “@midnight” and “Adam DeVine's House Party,” in comedy clubs from New York to LA and everywhere in between.
In conclusion, she's kind of a bad ass bitch.
$22

Performers
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Tony Hinchcliffe

A stand-up comedian considered a fresh new evolution to the now immensely popular roasting scene, Tony Hinchcliffe has worked as a staff-writer on the past five Comedy Central Roasts, including the most recent, Justin Bieber Roast, where he worked exclusively with Martha Stewart. He is also writing for the upcoming Roast of Rob Lowe. Tony hosts his own weekly show and podcast, “Kill Tony,” which has over 100k downloads per week. On... Read More →
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Alfonso Portela

Alfonso Portela is a stand-up comedian from Sacramento, CA. He’s been described as a “total babe who should have more confidence” by his sister who has been described as “making me uncomfortable, but thanks for the compliment I guess” by Alfonso. Much like his many tastes in shaving creams, his comedy encompasses a variety of styles from short, clever jokes to elaborate and animated vignettes. He’s performed at... Read More →
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Jenny Zigrino

With the sweetness of the Midwest and the iron balls of the East Coast, Jenny Zigrino is a comedian that packs a punch of truly original humor. She's charmed audiences across the country with her wit, keen observations, embarrassing anecdotes, and brilliant honesty for a compelling performance you can't ignore. She made her late night debut on Conan O'Brien and was a finalist in Comedy Central's "Up Next" Comics to Watch of 2013. She took 2nd... Read More →



Saturday January 21, 2017 9:15pm - 10:45pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

10:00pm

Hound Tall Podcast with Moshe Kasher: "Planning a Non-Violent Revolution in the Age of Trump" with guests Solomon Georgio, Nato Green, Eddie Pepitone and guest expert Paul Engler, with music by Drennon Davis
The Hound Tall discussion series is a live podcast, hosted by Moshe Kasher, that takes a single topic and figures out the mysteries of the universe. An hour long chat with an expert and a panel of comedians, they learn all there is to know about things. And also laugh at them. $25 21+

Performers
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Drennon Davis

From his elaborate characters and sketches, to his provocative songs and animation, Drennon has made a name for himself as one of the most innovative minds in today’s comedy scene. His live performances of the Imaginary Radio Program combine live music and beat-boxing with one-man sketches into a show that the Los Angeles Comedy Bureau writes "not only lives up to its name, but exceeds expectation in what you could possibly think it is... Read More →
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Paul Engler

Paul Engler is founding director of the Center for the Working Poor, based in Los Angeles. He has worked as an organizer in the immigrant rights, global justice, and labor movements. Paul is one of the founders of the Momentum Training, which educates hundreds of activists each year in the principles of momentum-driven mobilization. For more information about the trainings, visit www.momentumcommunity.org.
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Solomon Georgio

Solomon Georgio burst out of the Seattle comedy scene with his own brand of indignant irreverence. He flawlessly intertwines biting social commentary with stories of his life as an openly gay African immigrant. He is a finalist of NBC’s "Stand Up for Diversity," a regular performer at the Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival (Seattle, WA) and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival (Portland, OR). Solomon recently had his television debut in February... 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 Room Theatre,  The Business. His podcast The Nato Sessions is produced by 3200 Stories. His first comedy album, The Nato Green Party, was released by Rooftop Comedy... Read More →
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Moshe Kasher

Moshe Kasher. Comedian. Child Genius. Jew. Jew Comedian. OBGYN. Pleasure center. Good tipper. Guiding light. Beefcake. | He lives alone in LA. | 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... Read More →
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Eddie Pepitone

They call him the Bitter Buddha, comedian Eddie Pepitone is a master of the dark art of comedy. Hailed as a modern day cross between Jackie Gleason, Don Rickles and Eckart Tolle. | | Eddie is a force of nature on stage, switching between social rage and self-doubt. His shows are an energetic combo of calm and chaos, blue-collar angst and sardonic enlightenment. Few comedians working today channel the power of the rant better than Eddie...