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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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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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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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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 →
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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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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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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. 



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
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

Performers
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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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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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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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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 →
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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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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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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 →



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

Performers
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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.
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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 →



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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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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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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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
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

Performers
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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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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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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.



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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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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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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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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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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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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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 →
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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 →



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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 →
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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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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 →



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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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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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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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 (SOLD OUT)
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

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 Herman

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



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
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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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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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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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.  
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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 →



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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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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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 →



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
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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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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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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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.



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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 →



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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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.
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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 →



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
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.

Performers
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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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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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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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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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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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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.



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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 →



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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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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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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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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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 →



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
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

Performers
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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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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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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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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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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 →



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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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 →
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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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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 →



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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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.
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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.



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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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 →
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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 →



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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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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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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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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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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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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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 →



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, 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?)”.
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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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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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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 →



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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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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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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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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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 →



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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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 →
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David Herman

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



10:15pm

International Standup Spotlight: Aisling Bea and James Acaster, hosted by Josh Johnson
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

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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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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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
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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 →
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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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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 →



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 Erin Foley

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 →
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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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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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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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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 →



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
avatar for Austin Wolf-Sothern

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.
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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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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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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. 



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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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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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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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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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 →



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
avatar for Aisling Bea

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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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 →
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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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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 →



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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"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 →
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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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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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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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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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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.  



3:00pm

Kill Tony Podcast with Tony Hinchcliffe and Brian Redban

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


Performers
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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 →
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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 →



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
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

Performers
avatar for Adam Pearlstein

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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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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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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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 →
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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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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 →



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 21+

Performers
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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 →
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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 →



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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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 →
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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 →



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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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 →
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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 →



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

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 a very special guest monologist to be announced. $35 (Note: Ticket price as listed on sfcurran.com includes all service and facility fees)


Performers
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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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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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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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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 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
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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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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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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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.
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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.



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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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 →
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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 →



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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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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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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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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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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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 →



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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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 →
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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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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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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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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.



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
avatar for Allie Goertz

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 →



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
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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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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 →
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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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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 →



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
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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".
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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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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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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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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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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 →



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
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

Performers
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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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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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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 →



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
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

Performers
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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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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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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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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 →



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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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 →
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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 →



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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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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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.
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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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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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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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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 →



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
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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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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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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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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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 →
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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 →



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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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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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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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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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 →



Saturday January 21, 2017 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

10:00pm

Nerdist Podcast with Chris Hardwick, Matt Mira, Jonah Ray and special guest Nathan Fillion
One of the most influential comedy podcasts since the beginning of time (or since its debut in February of 2010, anyway), the Nerdist Podcast returns to SF Sketchfest to enjoy its burrito for a sixth time. This live episode will be recorded in the beautiful and historic Curran Theatre with your fearless hosts Chris Hardwick, Matt Mira, and Jonah Ray, and special guest Nathan Fillion. If there ever was a podcast that started an empire, this is it. $35 (Note: Ticket price as listed on sfcurran.com includes all service and facility fees)

Performers
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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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Jonah Ray

Jonah Ray is a writer/comedian originally from Kailua, Oahu. He’s written and performed on shows like “Human Giant,” “Supernews,” “Attack of the Show,” Comedy Central’s “Live At Gotham” and “Web Soup.” A co-host on the Nerdist Podcast with Chris Hardwick, Jonah also puts together a weekly comedy show at Meltdown Comic Books in Los Angeles, Ca with Kumail Nanjiani. Be sure... Read More →
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Matt Mira

Matt Mira is a writer/comedian originally from Lowell, MA. Who moved to LA in 2007 to pursue comedy. In early 2010, comedian/TV personality Chris Hardwick, asked Matt to bring his love of NASA & Comedy to the "Nerdist" podcast where he currently serves as a Co-Host along with writer/comedian Jonah Ray. When the show moved to Television on BBC America Matt served as co-host, producer and head writer. From August of 2011 to January 2012, Matt... 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 →



Saturday January 21, 2017 10:00pm - 11:30pm
The Curran 445 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102

10:00pm

Learn From Me Comedy Showcase with Shanti Charan, Kyle Clark, Joe Kwaczala, Philip Schallberger, Riley Silverman, Geoff Tice and Cameron Vannini, Hosted by Sean McKenzie
The Learn From Me Comedy Showcase is produced by San Francisco comedy booker/producer and professional groomsman, Jeff Zamaria. What once started as a weekly showcase, has now grown into a full on comedy production company. Learn From Me Comedy features some of the best comics from across the country, and the brightest up and coming comics in the Bay Area. It has consistently been one of the top shows in SF, and past guests have included: Todd Glass, Beth Stelling, Andy Kindler, Eddie Pepitone, Iliza Shlesinger, Judah Friedlander, Jimmy Pardo and many more. Somebody even once said that it's "maybe the best comedy showcase in SF". Not too sure who that was, but they are correct...

Learn From Me Comedy is proud to be a part of the 16th annual SF Sketchfest! $15

Performers
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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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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.
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Joe Kwaczala

Joe Kwaczala is a Los Angeles-based comedian from Chicago who stays busy. As a writer, he has contributed to The Onion News Network, ClickHole, and Funny or Die. As a stand-up, he has performed at San Francisco Sketchfest, the Comedy Exposition, and the Ventura Comedy Festival. He also hosts the variety showcase The Wheel Show at the Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown Comics and The Late Live Show, a critically-acclaimed and very fun late-night talk... Read More →
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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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Philip Schallberger

Phil Schalberger is a comedian from Portland Oregon. He's recognized as one of the most unique and uncompromising comics in the Pacific Northwest and has been featured in the Seattle Sketchfest, San Francisco Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and TBA. Mixing his years of experience with formal stand-up, sketch, and improv, Phil is able to weave in and out of multimedia, character, and sketch performance to create a distinctive solo-sketch... Read More →
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Riley Silverman

A Los Angeles resident with deep midwestern roots, the dark yet silly comedy of Riley Silverman has been seen on MTV’s Acting Out, Comedy Central’s Not Safe with Nikki Glaser, and a multi-year run at Portland's All Jane comedy festival. Her debut comedy album, Intimate Apparel, was a #1 best seller on Amazon. Riley is a contributor to Pajiba.com, was named the #FashionTruth girl for April 2015 by ModCloth as part of their customer... Read More →
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Sean McKenzie

Sean McKenzie tells smart jokes with a big, dumb smile on his face. He tells these jokes at comedy clubs (San Jose Improv), on TV (Viceland), at festivals (SF Sketchfest), dive bars, bowling alleys, and during instrumental breaks of long karaoke songs. | | One time when he was a kid, Sean fell down in front of his class. When they laughed at him, it made him feel better. He should have been embarrassed, but instead he dedicated his life to... Read More →
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Shanti Charan

Shanti’s bubbly personality and contagious smile lure in audiences and her comedic abilities keep them laughing. She is a Bay Area favorite, producer of the monthly show Oakland Comedy Shop, and a regular at every local club including both San Francisco and Sacramento Punch Line, Cobb's, Rooster T Feathers and The Improv. She is also the Host and Producer of the new culinary comedy web series, Mixing Masala. Shanti has had the opportunity... Read More →



Saturday January 21, 2017 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Doc's Lab 124 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

10:00pm

Laraine Newman: The Audition / Charles: Moby Alpha
Laraine Newman: The Audition

Laraine Newman wrote The Audition after coming home from a particularly mortifying one…..well, actually, they’re ALL mortifying. She shares these experiences with the audience as she talks about auditioning for Bob Hope. Martin Scorsese, the beginning of The Groundlings and Saturday Night Live. You also get to meet the demons in her head. FUN!

Charles: Moby Alpha

An homage to classic sci-fi and classical literature, Moby Alpha tells the story of a mad captain’s quest for revenge on the amorphous energy cloud that temporarily took his leg. More simply put, Moby Alpha is Moby-Dick in space, but funny.

The show is performed in an entirely dark theater, with the only light emanating from the duo’s custom-built million-color LED space helmets, creating a unique, otherworldly aesthetic. No flashlights required.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ – "The writing is superb…the most creative use of lighting I’ve ever seen…an ingenious bit of comedy theater!” - Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
“The staging is so clever it nearly overheated my circuits. Simple, but practically perfect!" - The Scotsman

Moby Alpha is written and performed by Charles, the award-winning comedy duo composed of Chuck Armstrong & Charlie Stockman. Heralded by Centerstage Chicago as “absolutely brilliant,” Charles has performed throughout North America and the UK, including annual appearances at the Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago, and Toronto Sketch Festivals; the LA Comedy Festival; the Toronto, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Victoria, Hollywood, and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals; the People’s Improv Theater New York; the UCB Theatre Los Angeles; and the Comedy Central Stage Hollywood. Winners of “Best Writing” and “Best Sketch Comedy” at the 2012 LA Comedy festival, and “Best Film” at the 2013 Seattle Comedy Film Challenge. $20

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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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 →



Saturday January 21, 2017 10:00pm - 11:45pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

10:00pm

The Black Version with Jordan Black, Daniele Gaither, Phil LaMarr, Karen Maruyama, Gary Anthony Williams and Cedric Yarbrough
An all African-American cast of seasoned improv specialists from the world-famous troupe The Groundlings asks the audience to suggest a popular film title and then performs the "black version" of that movie. And with experienced and talented performers like Cedric Yarbrough, Gary Anthony Williams, Daniele Gaither, Nyima Funk, Phil LaMarr and creator Jordan Black in on the fun, audiences are sure to see off-the-cuff comedy at its best. The cast's stellar credits range from "Saturday Night Live" and "Mad TV" to "The Boondocks" and "Reno 911!" $25

Due to a change in her schedule, Nyima Funk will no longer be appearing. 

Performers
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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".
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Daniele Gaither

Daniele Gaither is widely recognized (primarily by young Mexican-American men, sailors and prison inmates) for her work on "MADtv" (Fox). She starred in half-hour prime time series "The Rerun Show" (NBC) and prime time sketch comedy show "Hype" (WB). Daniele grew up mostly in Minnesota, majored in Performance Studies at Northwestern University and is an alumna of Groundlings Main Company. Right now you can catch her on stage at the Groundlings in... 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 →
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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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Karen Maruyama

Karen Maruyama is an alumna of the Groundlings theater in Los Angeles. Her recent television credits include "Arrested Development," "Two Broke Girls," "Shameless," and "The Neighbors." She was also in the film "The Campaign" as the wise acre maid. In addition to directing the Black Version, Karen directs shows at the Groundlings and is a member of the directing faculty at the American Film Institute.
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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 →



Saturday January 21, 2017 10:00pm - Sunday January 22, 2017 12:00am
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:15pm

RoastSF Comedy Roast of Broseph Joe Brody with Pete O'Keefe, Keith Swiggart, Alejandro Ochoa, Ruby Gill, Chey Bell, Emily Van Dyke, Chris Conatser, Jesus U Bettawork and Cheryl White
RoastSF is Bay Area's source for heart stopping, fall-to-the-floor laughing, no-jokes barred comedy roasts. You’ve seen the roasts on TV and online, now it's time to see one live! Each month 8 of the Bay Area’s best comics come together to go after each other and that months controversial Guest of Honor. Drinking encouraged, sensitivity... is not.

For this special SF Sketchfest edition, they'll be taking their shots at "Broseph" Joe Brody, the brotastic voice of Oakland's most testosterone-fueled underground professional wrestling society, Hoodslam! $15

Performers
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Alejandro Ochoa

Alejandro Ochoa, formerly known as Dro Knows, is a San Francisco based stand up comic born on the mean streets of LA. The bleary eyed Ochoa appears as a charming goofball with a hyper excitable stage presence. His light hearted nature has won over crowds across California, appearing recently at the Savage Henry Festival, Sonoma Comedy Fest and the Santa Cruz Comedy festival. He is a member of the popular SF Sketch group ’The Worst&rsquo... Read More →
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Broseph Joe Brody

From the highest peak of Mt. BROlympus, "Broseph" Joe Brody is an Axe-spraying, Nickelback-blasting, sex-addicted überbro who lives life like it's one endless dick-measuring contest. And, yes, he even lifts. | | Broseph hosts, announces, and provides the live commentary at Hoodslam, an Oakland, CA-based 21-and-over professional wrestling company that runs at the Oakland Metro Opera House on the first Friday of every month. | | He... Read More →
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Cheryl White

Cheryl is the co-producer of the RoastSF Comedy series and producer of Date Talk (iTunes, KPGC 96.9fm). As a bountiful redhead with can’t-miss jokes, she leaves her audiences slightly confused, a little smarter and definitely satisfied. While she's not on the dais this year you sure can bet you'll see her running around the stage all night.
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Chey Bell

Chey Bell’s comedy is best described as articulately scatter brained, brutally honest, and uniquely clever. Touching on everything from family, drugs, jobs, and sexuality to misspelled tattoos, it’s a wild ride of unbelievable life situations and self discovery. Since moving to Los Angeles from Silicon Valley, Chey Bell has performed at the infamous Comedy Store, Laugh Factory, and Flappers Comedy Club and established a solid presence... Read More →
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Chris Conatser

Christopher Conatser has been captivating crowds across half the country, from California to Texas, in comedy clubs and honky tonks and Dairy Queens and even the Henry Miller Library. Imagine a reclusive, middle-aged Winnie the Pooh chain-smoking, quoting Alex Jones, and sharing wistful tales of pre-heroin Piglet.
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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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Jesus U Bettawork

Get ready for the 100% real-fruit comedy of Jesús U. BettaWork! Jesús has an energy that'll put the electric company out of business, hunty! Also, his blood type is espresso (you betta sip!). He has performed at San Francisco's Punchline, Tommy T's, Tourettes Without Regrets in Oakland, and numerous bars and cafes where he ends up being the special of the day. To find out the skinny latte on Jesús get your log on at... Read More →
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Keith Swiggart

Keith Swiggart is a former 911 Operator from Wichita Kansas who uses his PTSD and boyish trouble-maker charm to expose the comedic side of mental illness and tragedy. He spent 10 years of his life trying to be a successful touring musician, then one day realized crowds liked him better when he didn't have an instrument in hand. Keith now uses his diverse background to bring punk rock ideologies, DIY ethic and energy into performing stand-up... Read More →
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Pete O'Keefe

Pete O'Keefe has been called funny, dumb, ugly and under arrest (multiple times). Originally from Connecticut he's found survival in San Francisco's an everyday challenge. Whether it's navigating the wharf, trying to find a place to sleep at night or locating the herb, he's got a funny story about it. Best known for his role as the of RoastSF's, The Bay Area’s bi-monthly Comedy Roast series, where he's one mean motherteresa.
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Ruby Gill

Ruby Gill has lived in San Francisco for over a decade. When she isn't crying on the bus or swallowing paper clips in her cubicle at work, Ruby enjoys spending time with her sweet Indian family, yelling at pigeons, and revealing her most embarrassing moments on stage for laughs. | | Ruby has performed at the San Francisco Punchline, Cobb's Comedy Club and as a part of the Redwood Comedy Festival, Desi Comedy Fest, 5 Funny Females, and the... Read More →



Saturday January 21, 2017 10:15pm - 11:45pm
Brava Studio Theater 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:30pm

The Birthday Boys, with Matt Morales, Hosted by Faith Choyce
The Birthday Boys are celebrating their 10th year of writing and performing bizarrely brilliant sketch comedy with a jam packed* show at SF Sketchfest! One of the most accomplished groups to come out of the Upright Citizens Brigade, the Boys have credits ranging from writing for the MTV Movie Awards to starring on Portlandia and everything in between. Their eponymous sketch series, executive produced by Bob Odenkirk, aired for two seasons on IFC and is now available to stream online. With standup comedy by Matt Morales and Faith Choyce.
*Show may or may not actually be packed with jam. $25

Performers
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Chris VanArtsdalen

Chris VanArtsdalen is an L.A.-based director, editor, and member of The Birthday Boys (IFC/Netflix.) He's also directed content for Funny or Die, Comedy Central Social Scene, Comedy Bang Bang (web), Yahoo Sketchy, as well as commercials featuring Amy Schumer and Odell Beckham Jr. Hey, this guy's pretty good!
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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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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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Jefferson Dutton

Jefferson Dutton is a writer and director from Los Angeles. He's a founding member of sketch comedy group The Birthday Boys, which enjoyed two seasons on IFC and can now be found on Netflix. Other credits include Funny or Die, "Comedy Central Social Scene" and the MTV Movie Awards.
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Matt Morales

Matt Morales has been a staple of the Bay Area Stand-Up Comedy Scene since 2002.  He is a regular performer at the San Francisco Punch Line, Cobb’s Comedy Club and has appeared at SF Sketchfest, Portland’s Bridgetown Comedy Festival and Scotland’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In 2013 he made his national television debut on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.
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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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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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The Birthday Boys

The Birthday Boys are celebrating their 10th year of writing and performing bizarrely brilliant sketch comedy with a jam packed show at SF Sketchfest! One of the most accomplished groups to come out of the Upright Citizens Brigade, the Boys have credits ranging from writing for the MTV Movie Awards to starring on Portlandia and everything in between. Their eponymous sketch series, executive produced by Bob Odenkirk, aired for two seasons on IFC... 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.  



Saturday January 21, 2017 10:30pm - Sunday January 22, 2017 12:00am
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

10:30pm

Audible Presents Bedtime Stories for Cynics, with guest host Natasha Leggero, and featuring Aisling Bea, Emmy Blotnick, Stephanie Courtney, Tony Hale, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh
Guest comedians perform original children’s tales written for a child’s ear but aimed at a decidedly adult sense of humor. What if Goldilocks was on a bender when the three bears came home? What happens when the princess is a foul-mouthed tweaker? Comics weave the pain of real life and the happily-ever-afters of adulthood into new stories for the ages, if not exactly for all ages. $25

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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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 →
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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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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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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 →



Saturday January 21, 2017 10:30pm - Sunday January 22, 2017 12:00am
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

11:00pm

PianoFight Showcase: Crescendo, The Idiot Chimney and Naptime, Hosted by Ben Harkins
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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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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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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Naptime

Naptime is a Bay Area-based sketch comedy team whose unique shows weave together live performances, videos, and surprising surprises to delight audiences whether they like it or not. Born out of SF's own Endgames Improv community, Naptime sketches peel away the layers of life's absurdity like some sort of weird comedy onion—tears and all. Naptime members have performed at SF Sketchfest, the California Comedy Festival, the Los Angeles Improv... Read More →
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The Idiot Chimney

The Idiot Chimney is a two-man sketch group that dives headfirst into dealing with all the issues of the modern day.  Or rather, all the issues of being financially comfortable and white. | | Honestly, they mostly just make jokes about balls.



Saturday January 21, 2017 11:00pm - Sunday January 22, 2017 12:30am
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Sunday, January 22
 

11:00am

The Groundlings Children's Show with Regan Burns, Stephanie Courtney, H Michael Croner, Brian Palermo, Annie Sertich, Colleen Smith, Gary Anthony Williams and more
The Groundlings are known for their improvisational, comedic actors. In this show, a bunch of professional adults will perform a show of improv games for kids and families! Expect lots of laughs and silliness. Great for ages 4 - 12, plus any grownups. You'll see a LOT of actors that you'll recognize from TV and movies. $15

Due to a change in her schedule, Nyima Funk will no longer be appearing.  

Performers
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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 →
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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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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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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 →
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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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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.



12:00pm

Sounding Funny: The Future of Comedy Podcasts and Audio Shows
The rebirth in audio listening continues to grow and comedy shows and podcasts have been at the forefront. Join some of the driving forces in comedy audio to hear what might be next. Moderated by Audible's Jim Colgan, panelists include Brian Redban ("Kill Tony" Podcast), Bruce Smith (President, Omnipop Talent Group), and more to be announced. FREE

Performers
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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 →


Sunday January 22, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

2:00pm

A Conversation with Daniel Handler: Inside 'A Series of Unfortunate Events,' moderated by Charlie Jane Anders
Acclaimed novelist Daniel Handler sits down for a conversation and a look inside the creation of the upcoming Netflix show, "A Series of Unfortunate Events." $25 All Ages

Performers
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Charlie Jane Anders

photo credit: Francesa Myman: Locus Publications | | Charlie Jane Anders is the author of "All the Birds in the Sky," which Time Magazine named as one of the top 10 novels of 2016. She's also the organizer of the Writers With Drinks literary series, and a founding editor of io9. Her fiction has appeared in Tin House, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Catamaran Literary Reader, Wired Magazine, ZYZZYVA, Tor.com, Asimov's Science Fiction, The Magazine... Read More →
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Daniel Handler

Photo credit: Meredith Heuer



Sunday January 22, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

2:00pm

SF Sketchfest Tribute to Ricky Jay, in conversation with Van Dyke Parks
SF Sketchfest is thrilled to pay tribute to the multi-talented Ricky Jay, with a special in-depth conversation about his art and career, with Van Dyke Parks.

While Ricky Jay has long been considered one of the world’s great sleight-of-hand artists, his career is further distinguished by the remarkable variety of his accomplishments as an author, actor, historian, and consultant. He is the only magician ever profiled on “American Masters” and is the subject of the documentary “Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay.” He has acted in many films, including “House of Games,” “Boogie Nights,” “Magnolia,” “The Prestige,” “Tomorrow Never Dies” and the television series “Deadwood.” He is the author of “Learned Pigs & Fireproof Women” and “Jay’s Journal of Anomalies,” both honored by the New York Times as Notable Books. Among his other works are “Dice: Deception, Fate and Rotten Luck” with photographs by Rosamond Purcell; “Extraordinary Exhibitions”; “Celebrations of Curious Characters”; and “Matthias Buchinger, The Greatest German Living.” $30

Performers
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Ricky Jay

Photo credit: Jesse Dylan | | While Ricky Jay has long been considered one of the world’s great sleight-of-hand artists, his career is further distinguished by the remarkable variety of his accomplishments as an author, actor, historian, and consultant. He is the only magician ever profiled on “American Masters” and is the subject of the documentary “Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay.” He... Read More →
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Van Dyke Parks

Born in Mississippi in 1943, Van Dyke Parks was extraordinary even as a child, a musical prodigy and actor who later became a session musician, composer, producer, arranger, lyricist, and singer. His own music is as cinematic, fantastical and even phantasmagorical as it is from the heart. "Song Cycle" was less conventionally pop, in verse-chorus fashion, than "Smile;" the mood was something like a baroque psychedelic dream filtered through Disney... Read More →



4:30pm

Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast with Marc Hershon and guests Will Durst, Wayne Federman, Bill Heywatt, Paco Romane, Cole Stratton and more
Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast is a show that features other comedy soundcasts (AKA "podcasts") and in an effort to not only expose audiences to the wide range of comedy offerings available, but also to broaden the appeal of podcasts in general. Hosted by Marc Hershon, whose background in the worlds of comedy, writing and product naming gives him the chops necessary to come off sounding like a blustering know-it-all. Free

Performers
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Bill Heywatt

America’s Second Favorite Assistant Booth Announcer – is proud to have been a part of Succotash from the “get-go”.  Bill’s resume reads like a road map of small-town USA, spending decades filling in for the pros at stations like KHIH-AM in Honolulu, HI,  KCUF “The Boss 690” in Crescent City CA, WKKK-TV in Montgomery AL, KSDC-TV in Grand Forks ND, and WJJP-TV in Joplin, MO... 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 →
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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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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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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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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 →



Sunday January 22, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
PianoFight Bar 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

7:00pm

PianoFight Showcase: Arcade Currency, The Idiot Chimney and Improv Lab, Hosted by Joe Kwaczala
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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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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Improv Lab

Improv Lab merges open scene work and fast, seamless transitions with committed, truthful acting with a variety of bold, fully embodied characters living in imaginary (and often absurd) circumstances. We like to “get right to it,” without a lot of chatter, setup, or fluff. Our play ranges from straight-up narrative scene work to physical, musical, and purely conceptual. Truthfully, anything can happen! | In their first two years... Read More →
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Joe Kwaczala

Joe Kwaczala is a Los Angeles-based comedian from Chicago who stays busy. As a writer, he has contributed to The Onion News Network, ClickHole, and Funny or Die. As a stand-up, he has performed at San Francisco Sketchfest, the Comedy Exposition, and the Ventura Comedy Festival. He also hosts the variety showcase The Wheel Show at the Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown Comics and The Late Live Show, a critically-acclaimed and very fun late-night talk... Read More →
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The Idiot Chimney

The Idiot Chimney is a two-man sketch group that dives headfirst into dealing with all the issues of the modern day.  Or rather, all the issues of being financially comfortable and white. | | Honestly, they mostly just make jokes about balls.



7:00pm

The Guest List - Live TV Taping! Presented by Seeso and Audible, with Ron Funches, Calise Hawkins, Randy Liedtke, Emma Willmann and Hampton Yount
THE GUEST LIST - Live TV Taping! Presented by SeesoThe Guest List, available as an audio series on Audible Channels and as a television series on Seeso, features some of today’s best stand-ups performing in front of an invite-only audience. And now we’re back for more in season two, with the first ever Sketchfest series being produced for TV!  Every lineup is stacked with amazing standups, and this will be an unprecedented party. There are eight amazing shows to choose from, but you can’t get into The Guest List unless you’re on the guest list – so get your tickets while they’re still available. $20

Performers
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Calise Hawkins

Calise Hawkins is a comedian and writer who hails from Springfield, Illinois and currently resides in Jersey City, New Jersey. Mother to her 8-year-old daughter, Asha, Calise has appeared on numerous television shows including “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell,” “Shortcoms,” “Stand Up in Stilettos” and “Parental Discretion.” As a writer, Calise’s... Read More →
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Emma Willmann

Emma Willmann is one of the New York scene’s fast risers. Her credits are excellent despite that she’s fairly new in comic years.  In the past two years, she was featured in Just for Laughs New Faces, one of the 10 Funniest Women in New York according to Time Out New York, featured in Elle Magazine, recently passed at the NY Comedy Cellar, became a regular on SiriusXM Raw Dog, landing her own monthly show, appearing on "The... 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 →
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Randy Liedtke

Randy Liedtke is a Los Angeles based Stand Up Comedian, Actor, and Writer. He delivers a silly mix of strangely smart childish jokes and creative unorthodox bits. He makes both the absurd and surreal hilarious and somehow logical. In 2015, his Half Hour special on Comedy Central aired and his debut album on Comedy Central Records "I'm on a Roll" broke into the top ten on iTunes.  | | He has also performed Stand Up on "Conan," "Late Night... Read More →
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Ron Funches

Ron Funches is a very funny stand up comedian with a unique delivery and lovable demeanor. You just want to hug and squeeze him like a big stuffed bear. His easy going, inventive style sounds the way fresh chocolate chip cookies taste. Ron performs stand up all over the United States impressing audiences everywhere. You may know Ron from NBC’s "Undateable." Ron’s other television appearances include, recurring roles on Comedy... Read More →



Sunday January 22, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
The Chapel 777 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:00pm

'Kung Pow: Enter The Fist' 15th Anniversary with Steve Oedekerk
It's the Chosen One! SF Sketchfest is thrilled to present a 15th Anniversary screening of the kung-fu dubbing cult classic "Kung Pow: Enter the Fist," with a conversation and Q&A with the star and creator of the film, Steve Oedekerk! A hilarious and stupid (in the best possible way) send-up of Hong Kong action cinema, it blends footage from an actual 1967 film "Tiger and Crane Fist" and new footage with Oedekerk himself to create a brand-new adventure. Train with Master Tang! Quake at the villain known as Betty! Tolerate Wimp Lo and his squeaky shoe! And oui-oo-oui-oo-oui-oo along with Ling! So fight your away into the Alamo Drafthouse and grab some snacks -- I hope they have Icees! $20

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Steve Oedekerk

Steve Oedekerk's films have earned a total worldwide revenue of 3.8 billion dollars! He's been nominated for an Academy Award and has won Emmy, Annie and International Pulcinella Awards. His feature films include "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective," "Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls," "Nothing to Lose," "The Nutty Professor," "The Nutty Professor II -- The Klumps," "Patch Adams," "Bruce Almighty," "Evan Almighty," "Cowboys & Aliens," and the cult... Read More →



7:30pm

Trump Dump with Anthony Atamanuik and guest John Gemberling
Trump Dump: The Last Rally is Donald Trump’s last stand against humanity.
With only five days before the election, Trump is considering dropping out of the Presidential race altogether. He has put together one last rally to decide his own fate. A true showman, Trump is tossing away the teleprompter and speaking impromptu from his cold, dead heart. Will Trump withdraw from the race and save mankind, or will he continue to election day and reveal himself for what he is…?
 $25 21+

Performers
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Anthony Atamanuik

Anthony Atamanuik is a comedian and actor in New York City. He is a member of the legendary improv team "Death By Roo Roo" and is the co-host of "ASSSSCAT3000" at UCB New York. Anthony has appeared on "30 Rock," "Broad City," Hulu's "Difficult People," "Dinner with Brett Gelman" specials on Adult Swim, MTV's "Teachers' Lounge," and as himself, bar tending on Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live". As Donald Trump, Anthony is one-half of "Trump vs... Read More →
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John Gemberling

John Gemberling is a series regular on the upcoming Lord Miller Fox series "Making History." He is notable for his role of ‘Bevers’ on Comedy Central’s hit TV show, "Broad CIty" and ‘Gil’ from David Caspe’s NBC series, "Marry Me." He also starred in the Comedy Central pilot, "Overanalyzers." In addition, he has recurred on ABC’s "Super Fun Night" and Adult Swim’s "The Heart She Holler."  John... Read More →



Sunday January 22, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

7:30pm

SF Sketchfest Tribute to Fred Willard, with special guests Christopher Guest, Robert Klein, Laraine Newman and more, Moderated by Kevin Pollak

Fred Willard is an American Comedy Treasure and has been an important part of SF Sketchfest's history for 15 years, first attending the festival in its second year. Tonight we celebrate the man himself with a special panel with Fred and some of his collaborators from over the years, including Robert Klein, Christopher Guest, Laraine Newman and more, moderated by Kevin Pollak. A Second City and Ace Trucking Company alumnus, Fred Willard is known for his quick wit and improvisational expertise. He has appeared in over 70 films, including "Waiting For Guffman," "Best In Show," "This Is Spinal Tap," "Roxanne," "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" and "WALL-E." He has appeared in over 1,000 television episodes, from "Get Smart" and "Fernwood 2 Night" to "Everybody Loves Raymond" to "Modern Family." $35


Performers
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Christopher Guest

Christopher Guest directed and starred in "Waiting For Guffman," "Best In Show, "A Mighty Wind," and "For Your Consideration," all of which he wrote with Eugene Levy. He also directed and starred in "This Is Spinal Tap," which he wrote with Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, and Rob Reiner. He received a Grammy Award for the soundtrack of "Best In Show" and an Emmy for "The Lily Tomlin Special." Most recently, he co-created and directed HBO’s... 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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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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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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Robert Klein

For more than forty years, Robert Klein has entertained audiences, and he continues to have an acclaimed career in comedy, on Broadway, on television, and in film. |   | 2014 and 2015 have been busy years for Klein. He's appeared on "Madame Secretary" starring Tea Leoni on CBS, "Sharknado 2: The Second One" and "Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!" starring Ian Ziering, on SyFy. Most recently, he guest stars as Laura Diamond's grouchy but loveable... Read More →



7:30pm

Jimmy O. Yang with Mike Drucker, hosted by Kristee Ono
Jimmy O. Yang is a standup comedian, actor, Funny Asian Dude. Jimmy currently stars as Jian-Yang, the Asian guy that refuses to leave the house on HBO’s smash hit “Silicon Valley.” As a standup, Jimmy performed on “The Arsenio Hall Show” and received a rare standing ovation. Jimmy can also be seen on Season 9 of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” as Charlie’s dear friend Tang-See and on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

As a more Serious Asian Dude, Jimmy has guest starred on “Criminal Minds” as a psychotic college student and can be seen in the newly released Mark Wahlberg feature film “Patriots Day” directed by Peter Berg.

Jimmy is fluent in three Chinese dialects, but never likes to brag about it. He likes Pugs on Instagram. $20

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Jimmy O. Yang

Jimmy O. Yang is a standup comedian, actor, Funny Asian Dude. Jimmy currently stars as Jian-Yang, the Asian guy that refuses to leave the house on HBO’s smash hit “Silicon Valley.” As a standup, Jimmy performed on “The Arsenio Hall Show” and received a rare standing ovation. Jimmy can also be seen on Season 9 of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” as Charlie’s dear friend Tang-See and on... 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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Mike Drucker

Mike Drucker started doing comedy on a rainy February afternoon after spending months recording himself in his sad little NYU dorm. Not being as terrible as he thought, he continued to hit open-mics and was soon a regular at clubs around New York City. Within a year, he was performing at colleges and national comedy competitions, and was a finalist in Disney’s “So You Think You’re Funny” contest and the runner up for the... Read More →



Sunday January 22, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

7:30pm

Tobin Mic Night with Joe Tobin and Emily Sims and guests Faith Choyce, Hanna Dickinson, Trevor Hill, Philip Schallberger and Riley Silverman
Joe Tobin and Emily Sims are busy little bees. In addition to being a very successful comedian and writer (respectively), they host the lauded Tobin Mic Night. This dazzling event brings charming entertainers to SF Sketchfest by way of the cozy underground stage at Doc’s Lab. You’ll get fresh comedic laughs from the talented Faith Choyce, Hanna Dickinson, Trevor Hill, Philip Schallberger and Riley Silverman, as well as tasty morsels of rock n’ roll. $15

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Emily Sims

Emily Sims is a professional writer, cynic, and gourmet chef currently enrolled in the Federal Witness Relocation Program. She performs at clubs and colleges all over North Beach.
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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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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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Joe Tobin

Originally from Philadelphia, comedian Joe Tobin has been a regular at Bay Area clubs for almost 10 years, to nearly universal acclaim. (Joe Montana once shook his hand and said, “good job.” This may have been the highlight of his career.) An East Coast personality trapped in a West Cost lifestyle, Joe’s standup has been featured on the Independent Film Channel, the Comcast Channel, and on local television and radio. He also... Read More →
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Philip Schallberger

Phil Schalberger is a comedian from Portland Oregon. He's recognized as one of the most unique and uncompromising comics in the Pacific Northwest and has been featured in the Seattle Sketchfest, San Francisco Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and TBA. Mixing his years of experience with formal stand-up, sketch, and improv, Phil is able to weave in and out of multimedia, character, and sketch performance to create a distinctive solo-sketch... Read More →
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Riley Silverman

A Los Angeles resident with deep midwestern roots, the dark yet silly comedy of Riley Silverman has been seen on MTV’s Acting Out, Comedy Central’s Not Safe with Nikki Glaser, and a multi-year run at Portland's All Jane comedy festival. Her debut comedy album, Intimate Apparel, was a #1 best seller on Amazon. Riley is a contributor to Pajiba.com, was named the #FashionTruth girl for April 2015 by ModCloth as part of their customer... Read More →
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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 →



Sunday January 22, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Doc's Lab 124 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

8:00pm

Quiz-O-Tron with Rebecca Watson and guests Bonnie Burton, Trace Dominguez, Ashley Paramore, Seth Shostak, Will Smith, Ariel Waldman and Justin Robert Young
Quiz-o-Tron is the world’s greatest science-themed comedy panel quiz show of all time! The show pits scientists against comedians in a rapid-fire competition that tests both knowledge and wit. Since 2010, the show has been entertaining audiences while simultaneously educating them and sometimes disgusting them. Very rarely, audience members are forced to reconsider their own relative insignificance in the universe and wonder what it all truly means. $15

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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 →
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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 →



Sunday January 22, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm

Speechless with Matt Braunger, Eddie Pepitone, Ian Roberts and Emily Van Dyke / Bullen & Olson: Double Vision, Hosted by Samson Koletkar
There are 350 PowerPoint presentations given every second around the world, but none quite like this. Speechless shows off Silicon Valley's silly side by letting presenters live out their worst nightmare: giving a presentation with absolutely no preparation.

Since 2013, Speechless has been selling out shows at comedy clubs and conferences all over the country and the world. Armed only with a laser pointer and a deck of random slides, presenters ranging from stand up comedians to software engineers put their talents to the test in the ultimate improvisational gauntlet--giving a presentation that they've never seen before. A spinning wheel determines at random what kind of talk they have to give — it can be a TED Talk, a new app being launched, an infomercial, even a wedding toast.

In this SF Sketchfest edition, guests include master improviser Ian Roberts of the Upright Citizens Brigade and more. Fusing technology with comedy, Speechless is the entertainment experience for the Web 2.0 world. With sketch comedy by Bullen & Olson: Double Vision!
$25

Performers
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Bullen & Olson: Double Vision

Christine Bullen is an LA-based writer and actor. She performs at Upright Citizen’s Brigade with house sketch team Sugar and with Lauren Olson in their character duo show Double Vision. She was named one of Comedy Central's 2015 "Comics to Watch" and one of JFL’s 2016 New Faces Characters.  | | Lauren Olson is a writer and actress who relocated from NYC to Los Angeles in 2016. She currently performs at Upright Citizen’s... 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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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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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 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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Samson Koletkar

Samson Koletkar (aka Mahatma Moses) was born in Mumbai and raised Jewish. Growing up in the world's most crowded city, he spent most of his childhood years burning the midnight candles for earning a Masters Degree in Computer Software, thereby fulfilling his parent's dreams. He then moved half-way across the world, to the technology headquarters and a hotbed for emerging comics - San Francisco. Samson brings a refreshingly new approach to... Read More →



Sunday January 22, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

9:30pm

The Guest List - Live TV Taping! Presented by Seeso and Audible, with KC Arora, Emmy Blotnick, Adam Cayton-Holland, Todd Glass and Jesse Joyce
THE GUEST LIST - Live TV Taping! Presented by SeesoThe Guest List, available as an audio series on Audible Channels and as a television series on Seeso, features some of today’s best stand-ups performing in front of an invite-only audience. And now we’re back for more in season two, with the first ever Sketchfest series being produced for TV!  Every lineup is stacked with amazing standups, and this will be an unprecedented party. There are eight amazing shows to choose from, but you can’t get into The Guest List unless you’re on the guest list – so get your tickets while they’re still available. $20

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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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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Jesse Joyce

As a stand up comedian and writer who splits time between Los Angeles and New York, Jesse Joyce has earned a reputation as a rising star on the comedy scene with performances loved by crowds around the world, and a writing style admired and respected by comedians at every level. | | In television, Joyce has made appearances on Comedy Central’s hit shows Comedy Underground with Dave Attell, the inaugural season of Live at Gotham and is a... Read More →
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KC Arora

KC Arora is a New York-based comedian that should definitely be on your radar. His biting observational humor and sarcastic charm will have you doubled over with laughter at every show. When KC isn’t performing across the U.S., you can find him hanging out in comedy clubs around New York City or Twitter (@KCGotIdeas). | | KC made his first national, non-court related TV appearance on "Laughs" on FOX in 2015, and has been on the rise ever... Read More →
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Todd Glass

Born in Philadelphia.Started comedy at 16, the rest is history.



Sunday January 22, 2017 9:30pm - 11:00pm
The Chapel 777 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110
 
Monday, January 23
 

7:00pm

The Guest List - Live TV Taping! Presented by Seeso and Audible, with Mike Drucker, Shelby Fero, Jackie Kashian, Jay Larson and Ramon Rivas
THE GUEST LIST - Live TV Taping! Presented by SeesoThe Guest List, available as an audio series on Audible Channels and as a television series on Seeso, features some of today’s best stand-ups performing in front of an invite-only audience. And now we’re back for more in season two, with the first ever Sketchfest series being produced for TV!  Every lineup is stacked with amazing standups, and this will be an unprecedented party. There are eight amazing shows to choose from, but you can’t get into The Guest List unless you’re on the guest list – so get your tickets while they’re still available. $20

Performers
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Jackie Kashian

Jackie Kashian's comedy is like listening to a really racy episode of “All Things Considered." Her new hour standup special "This Will Make an Excellent Horcrux" is available on CD, DVD and digital download on Comedy Film Nerds. She's appeared twice on the Conan O'Brien show, Comedy Central's @midnight and has recorded This American Life with Ira Glass for NPR. Her critically acclaimed podcast, The Dork Forest, is in its 10th year. She... Read More →
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Jay Larson

Jay Larson is best known as a stand up comedian with multiple appearances on "The Late Late Show," four appearances on "Conan" and his own half hour special on Comedy Central. Jay's style is completely original and his ability to connect to an audience through storytelling is unmatched. As a storyteller his "Wrong Number" story went viral after climbing to #1 on Reddit and was also featured on "This American Life" with Ira Glass claiming... Read More →
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Mike Drucker

Mike Drucker started doing comedy on a rainy February afternoon after spending months recording himself in his sad little NYU dorm. Not being as terrible as he thought, he continued to hit open-mics and was soon a regular at clubs around New York City. Within a year, he was performing at colleges and national comedy competitions, and was a finalist in Disney’s “So You Think You’re Funny” contest and the runner up for the... Read More →
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Ramon Rivas

Ramon Rivas is a standup comedian and eminent Latino from Cleveland, OH. With a fine taste in jokes, juices and dope-ass sandwiches, Ramon is quickly making a name for himself and is an excellent addition to any lineup. In 2016, Ramon recorded his television debut, an episode on the newest season of "The Half Hour" with Comedy Central. Ramon was one of 17 artists selected from around the country, an outlier from the middle of the country... Read More →
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Shelby Fero

Shelby is a writer, performer, comedian who established quite a large following via her twitter @shelbyfero. She most recently worked as the story editor for Fullscreen’s "Cassandra French's Finishing School For Boys" and story editor on Comedy Central’s "Idiotsitter." She has also worked as a staff writer on "Robot Chicken" where she won a 2016 Emmy for Outstanding Short Form Animated Program and "Other Space," Paul Feig’s... Read More →



Monday January 23, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
The Chapel 777 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110

9:30pm

The Guest List - Live TV Taping! Presented by Seeso and Audible, with Marcella Arguello, Kyle Mizono, Derek Sheen, Ryan Singer, and more
THE GUEST LIST - Live TV Taping! Presented by SeesoThe Guest List, available as an audio series on Audible Channels and as a television series on Seeso, features some of today’s best stand-ups performing in front of an invite-only audience. And now we’re back for more in season two, with the first ever Sketchfest series being produced for TV!  Every lineup is stacked with amazing standups, and this will be an unprecedented party. There are eight amazing shows to choose from, but you can’t get into The Guest List unless you’re on the guest list – so get your tickets while they’re still available. $20

Performers
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Derek Sheen

Derek Sheen is a cuddly mess of insecurities, a gifted, one of a kind, storyteller. He’s quickly becoming a favorite among comedy fans all over the globe! He’s toured with Patton Oswalt, Brian Posehn, Janeane Garofolo and Rory Scovel! His debut album “Holy Drivel” was recorded by iconic metal producer Matt Bayles (Minus the Bear, Mastodon, Isis) and is available from Rooftopcomedy.com. | | NEW ALBUM is coming soon from... Read More →
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Kyle Mizono

Kyle Mizono is a very mysterious comedian who lives in Los Angeles. Her festival performances include Portland’s Bridgetown Comedy Festival and RIOT LA. Kyle also performed at The Funny or Die Hideout in Austin. She most recently appeared on the Viceland network's "Flophouse" and NPR's "This American Life!" She’s been involved with such nationally and internationally traveled shows as The Super Serious Show and Hot Tub with Kurt and... Read More →
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Marcella Arguello

Too lazy to shoot hoops and too tall to model, Marcella Arguello stands over 6 feet. Although she may be taller than most men, the only thing more intimidating than her height is her comedy. Marcella mixes a combination of genuine reason with a sexy suggestion of street. Deemed as “sexually and ethnically ambiguous” she appeals to everyone and is not afraid to tell you how she really feels about subjects concerning race, gender... 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 →



Monday January 23, 2017 9:30pm - 11:00pm
The Chapel 777 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110
 
Tuesday, January 24
 

7:00pm

The Guest List - Live TV Taping! Presented by Seeso and Audible, with Greg Behrendt, Chris Cubas, Henry Phillips, Giulia Rozzi and Brent Weinbach
THE GUEST LIST - Live TV Taping! Presented by SeesoThe Guest List, available as an audio series on Audible Channels and as a television series on Seeso, features some of today’s best stand-ups performing in front of an invite-only audience. And now we’re back for more in season two, with the first ever Sketchfest series being produced for TV!  Every lineup is stacked with amazing standups, and this will be an unprecedented party. There are eight amazing shows to choose from, but you can’t get into The Guest List unless you’re on the guest list – so get your tickets while they’re still available. $20

Performers
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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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Chris Cubas

Chris Cubas is a stand up comedian based out of Austin, TX. Chris was one of the orginal members of the Altercation Comedy Tour, and his unique style has brought him to perform at festivals such as Fun Fun Fun Fest, SXSW, The Moontower Comedy & Oddities Festival, and The Funny Or Die: Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival.  In 2013 he was named a finalist in NBC’s Stand Up NBC talent search and one of Comedy Central’s 9... Read More →
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Giulia Rozzi

Giulia Rozzi is a writer, comedian, actress, producer and very emotional person that was raised in Boston by two adorable Italian immigrants that let her watch Benny Hill when she was three. |   | A relatable storyteller, her very personal and honest humor has earned her the honor of being a TEDx speaker, a Moth GrandSLAM champion, one of BUST Magazine's  10 Funny Ladies You Need To Be Watching Right Now and one of The Huffington Post's... Read More →
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Greg Behrendt

Greg Behrendt is always busy! In 2009, "He’s Just Not That Into You," the movie based on his bestselling book, opened in theaters nationwide and was America’s number one movie. Behrendt’s second comedy special, "That Guy from That Thing," was released by Image Entertainment after premiering on Comedy Central and Greg made his Edinburgh Festival debut at The Assembly Rooms. In 2010, Greg wrote half hour sitcom pilots for CBS... Read More →
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Henry Phillips

Henry Phillips has been seen and heard performing his twisted songs and stories on ‘Comedy Central Presents’, ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’, as well as satellite and terrestrial radio nationwide. His critically acclaimed comedy albums earned him mention in Billboard magazine’s ‘Critic’s Choice’, as well as acclaim from such notable artists as Moby, who refers to Phillips’ music as... Read More →



Tuesday January 24, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
The Chapel 777 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:30pm

Good Neighbor with Beck Bennett, Kyle Mooney, Nick Rutherford and Dave McCary (CANCELED)
Due to a schedule change, the Good Neighbor shows have been canceled and refunds will be issued.

Good Neighbor is a sketch comedy group comprised of Beck Bennett, Kyle Mooney, Nick Rutherford, and filmmaker Dave McCary. The group moved from Los Angeles to New York to work on the iconic long-running "Saturday Night Live," Mooney and Bennett as featured players, Rutherford as a writer, and McCary as a video director, making this the second time the show has added multiple members of an existing video sketch group after The Lonely Island in 2005.

Founded in 2007, Good Neighbor quickly amassed millions of YouTube hits with their sketch videos before the four members signed a contract with Maker Studios to release content via their own individual channels in 2011. The group does live sketch too, performing regularly at LA's Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, where they've mounted two original sketch shows in addition to a slew of other credits at the theater. Prior to landing on "SNL," Good Neighbor, filmed a Comedy Central pilot, "The Good Neighbor Show," which was produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay via their company Gary Sanchez. $30


Tuesday January 24, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

7:30pm

'Hollywood Shuffle' 30th Anniversary: Tribute to Robert Townsend and Keenen Ivory Wayans
Comedy and filmmaking icons Robert Townsend and Keenen Ivory Wayans reunite to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their classic film "Hollywood Shuffle," a beloved satirical comedy about the racial stereotypes of African-Americans in film and television. Don't miss this special Tribute conversation and screening.
$25

Performers
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Keenen Ivory Wayans

The trail-blazing linchpin of a sprawling African-American family of comic entertainers, it was multi-talented writer/director/producer Keenen Ivory Wayans (born June 8, 1958, in New York City) who was the first to achieve national prominence by successfully creating, launching and hosting a landmark 1990s black-oriented comedy satire on Fox TV. That, in turn, ignited and advanced the careers of not only his younger siblings Damon, Kim, Shawn and... Read More →
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Robert Townsend

“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” – the Motown classic is the perfect song to describe Hollywood icon Robert Townsend. Townsend started out as an extra in movies and has since become a heralded actor, comedian, writer, director, producer, and cable network programming CEO. That’s not so bad for a kid from the west side of Chicago who was raised by a single mom of four children on welfare. Never satisfied with his own... Read More →



8:00pm

Comedy Film Nerds with Graham Elwood and Chris Mancini (CANCELED)
Due to a change in schedule, the Comedy Film Nerds live podcast show has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience -- refunds will be issued.

Stand-up comedians, authors and filmmakers Chris Mancini and Graham Elwood are the Comedy Film Nerds. Their weekly podcast is devoted to the newest movie releases, classic film, major features, independent film and all things movie-related! Join Chris and Graham at the Punch Line as they welcome a surprise guest to talk anything and everything comedy film nerd related! You’ll be privy to insights and stories no one else can give you. Mainly because well, they know people. $20

Performers
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Chris Mancini

Chris Mancini is a comic, author, filmmaker, and parent. He is also very tired. As a filmmaker Chris has screened and spoken at various prestigious festivals including Slamdance, HBO’S US Comedy Arts festival, and at Comic-Con in San Diego. His first DVD compilation, "Myopic Visions," is available now nationwide. The DVD includes all of his short films along with his interviews with SYFY and many extras. Chris’ first feature, the... Read More →
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Graham Elwood

Graham Elwood is a national touring headliner and co-host of the Comedy Film Nerds podcast. He has been in "the Sarah Silverman Program" and "Nick Swarsden's Pretend Time" on Comedy Central. Also co-star of "Doug Benson's The Greatest Movie Ever Rolled. Co-creator of the Los Angles Podcast Festival. Has done 7 USO tours to Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait. www.GrahamElwood.com



Tuesday January 24, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

TGIF'd Comedy with Mikey Walz and Sam DiSalvo and guests Josef Anolin, Krista Fatka, Drew Harmon, Ben Kolina, Gabby Poccia and Aviva Siegel / Euro Trash, Hosted by David Roth
TGIF’D is the comedy show that takes your favorite guilty (or not so guilty) pleasure sitcoms from the ’80’s and ‘90s, puts them up on a big screen and casts the Bay Area’s best comedians to improvise new and improved lines for the characters.

Every show kicks off with the theme song singalong and is packed with laughs and surprises from beginning to end. They’ll be giving away free theme-related prizes to reward your knowledge of the show, as well as other surprises.
$15

Performers
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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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Ben Kolina

Ben Kolina had his first experience getting laughs from strangers at the expense of visiting outfielders in the Right Field Bleachers of the Oakland Coliseum. Currently Ben is a co-producer of a popular weekly comedy showcase at the Night Light in Oakland. As a Stand Up Comedian Ben has performed at Comedy Clubs, Colleges and Festivals up and down the west coast. Ben was recently featured on Hulu's 'Qick Laffs' and has recently performed at the... Read More →
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David Roth

David is one half of the comedy/production team Destiny's Mom that's produced dozens of sold out shows all across the Bay Area. This past year, he performed stand-up at Outside Lands and was also prominently featured in The SF Weekly.  David has written two Super Bowl commercials and collaborated with comedy legends like Bob Odenkirk, Larry Charles, and Jim Gaffigan. David also co-wrote a song with Sir Mix A Lot, who refers to him as... Read More →
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Drew Harmon

Drew Harmon is a standup comedian and former TV Weatherman in San Francisco. Drew is a regular at Bay Area comedy clubs and has also performed at Gilda’s Laughfest, Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy fest, the San Francisco International Comedy Competition, Sacramento Comedy Festival, Savage Henry Comedy Fest and the San Francisco Comedy and Burrito Festival and worked with comics like Jimmy Pardo from Conan and Ricky Velez from The Nightly... Read More →
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Euro Trash

Euro Trash is an improv duo composed by a Turkish woman and an Italian man. They don't speak each other languages, still they understand each other. Sometimes.  | Euro Trash is Asli Ors and Andrea Barello. They perform regularly in San Francisco, and at festivals around the globe.
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Gabby Poccia

Bay Area darling Gabrielle Poccia continues to forge through the comedy scene with a unique blend of quirky and bold humor that is both dark yet loveable. Multitalented, Gabby dazzles audiences as an actress, songstress and of course, stand-up comedian, while also maintaining a steadily growing career as one of the co-producers of the Bay Areas foremost shows surrounding love and relationship- Crushes, Loves and One Night Stands at the Cynic... Read More →
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Josef Anolin

Josef Anolin is a premier, up-and-coming performer boasting verve and nerve where “Def” meets deft. Josef reflects an eclectic appeal; a product of his melting pot, Bay Area upbringing and Filipino/Japanese American heritage. Onstage he’s known for on-point punditry, stylish substance and a palpable, affable freshness.Described as, “incredulously profound while simultaneously embodying a playful deviousness. Challenging... Read More →
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Krista Fatka

Krista Fatka is a Oakland-based stand-up comic and writer. She works at local clubs and national festivals but takes the most pride in her crowd work at tollbooths and checkout counters. Krista spent ten years in the circus as an acrobat and trapeze artist before running away to join stand-up comedy. She’s sassy and charming onstage, like a fun mom, and, oh yeah! She’s half of Destiny’s Mom, which produces stand-up comedy... 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.
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Sam DiSalvo

Sam DiSalvo is a San Francisco-based comedian whose style has been described as “brave” and “maybe too honest” by her mother. Aside from performing all over the Bay Area, she’s also the co-creator and producer of the monthly showcase More Fun at Blondie’s and the co-host of TGIF’d a hit local show which brings new life to your favorite shows from the ‘80s and ‘90s by casting comics to... Read More →



Tuesday January 24, 2017 8:00pm - 9:45pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

9:30pm

The Guest List - Live TV Taping! Presented by Seeso and Audible, with Byron Bowers, Andy Hendrickson, Mark Normand, Brody Stevens, and Claire Titelman
THE GUEST LIST - Live TV Taping! Presented by Seeso! The Guest List, available as an audio series on Audible Channels and as a television series on Seeso, features some of today’s best stand-ups performing in front of an invite-only audience. And now we’re back for more in season two, with the first ever Sketchfest series being produced for TV!  Every lineup is stacked with amazing standups, and this will be an unprecedented party. There are eight amazing shows to choose from, but you can’t get into The Guest List unless you’re on the guest list – so get your tickets while they’re still available. $20

Performers
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Andy Hendrickson

Andy Hendrickson is a comedian, writer and actor that built his career in New York City and now resides in Los Angeles. He has a clever, conversational style and has been engaging audiences for well over a decade. Since 2013, he’s had multiple TV appearances including: "The Late Show with David Letterman," "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," and "Gotham Comedy Live." Internationally, Andy has performed at clubs and festivals... Read More →
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Brody Stevens

Brody Stevens is the Executive Producer and star of the unique comedy central tv series “Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!”, co-created and produced by Zach Galifianakis. Brody is also the host of two popular podcast series – “The Steven Brody Stevens Festival of Friendship” on the Feral Audio Network, and “Brode and Esther” on Deathsquad. In addition, Brody hosted his own live video podcast “Positive Push... Read More →
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Byron Bowers

Described by LA Weekly as “a comic who’s got big ideas and big plans to go big places,” Byron Bowers is a stand-up comedian and actor that has toured nationally with Dave Chappelle, Hannibal Buress, John Caparulo, and Eric Andre and The Eric Andre Show Live. Byron won the Big Sky International Comedy Competition and was named by LA Weekly as a “Comedy Act to Watch in 2013”. He was also featured as a New Face at the... Read More →
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Claire Titelman

Claire Titelman is an actor, writer and Andy Kaufman Award-nominated comedian based in L.A., recently named one of LA Weekly's "Eight L.A. Artists and Art-World Figures to Watch in 2016.”  A roundtable regular on Chelsea Lately, Claire’s appeared on New Girl, Parks and Recreation, Wilfred, Veronica Mars and Cold Case, and recently booked a series regular role on TruTV's Shady Neighbors. Claire's performed stand-up at top national... Read More →
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Mark Normand

Mark Normand is a fun-loving, New York comedian. Ok, I’m gonna brag a little here but hey, you’re on the site so that must mean you’re somewhat interested. I don’t know, I’ve just seen other comics do this. Ah screw you, I’m proud of these credits! Sorry, I got worked up there. (I just wanna be liked) | | So far, Mark has done a Comedy Central HALF HOUR special, has appeared on TBS’s CONAN 4 times... Read More →



Tuesday January 24, 2017 9:30pm - 11:00pm
The Chapel 777 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:00pm

Good Neighbor with Beck Bennett, Kyle Mooney, Nick Rutherford and Dave McCary (CANCELED)
Due to a schedule change, the Good Neighbor shows have been canceled and refunds will be issued.

Good Neighbor is a sketch comedy group comprised of Beck Bennett, Kyle Mooney, Nick Rutherford, and filmmaker Dave McCary. The group moved from Los Angeles to New York to work on the iconic long-running "Saturday Night Live," Mooney and Bennett as featured players, Rutherford as a writer, and McCary as a video director, making this the second time the show has added multiple members of an existing video sketch group after The Lonely Island in 2005.

Founded in 2007, Good Neighbor quickly amassed millions of YouTube hits with their sketch videos before the four members signed a contract with Maker Studios to release content via their own individual channels in 2011. The group does live sketch too, performing regularly at LA's Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, where they've mounted two original sketch shows in addition to a slew of other credits at the theater. Prior to landing on "SNL," Good Neighbor, filmed a Comedy Central pilot, "The Good Neighbor Show," which was produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay via their company Gary Sanchez. $30


Tuesday January 24, 2017 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
 
Wednesday, January 25
 

7:00pm

The Guest List - Live TV Taping! Presented by Seeso and Audible, with Billy Wayne Davis, Joe DeVito, Carmen Lynch, Sasheer Zamata, and more
THE GUEST LIST - Live TV Taping! Presented by Seeso! The Guest List, available as an audio series on Audible Channels and as a television series on Seeso, features some of today’s best stand-ups performing in front of an invite-only audience. And now we’re back for more in season two, with the first ever Sketchfest series being produced for TV!  Every lineup is stacked with amazing standups, and this will be an unprecedented party. There are eight amazing shows to choose from, but you can’t get into The Guest List unless you’re on the guest list – so get your tickets while they’re still available. $20

Performers
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Billy Wayne Davis

Originally from Crossville, TN, Billy Wayne Davis is a stand-up & writer who has performed in 41 states, 4 countries and Texas. He has appeared on NBC's Last Comic Standing, WTF with Marc Maron, hosted a Morgan Spurlock produced documentary for CMT, named a 2015 Fresh Face of Comedy by the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, opened for country artist Sturgill Simpson’s 30 city Living the Dream Tour, and just released his second comedy... Read More →
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Carmen Lynch

Carmen Lynch is a stand-up, writer, and actress currently based in Los Angeles. She recently made her second appearance on "The Late Show with David Letterman" and appeared on "Inside Amy Schumer" (Comedy Central) and "The Good Wife" (CBS). Carmen has performed for the troops on several tours in Iraq and Kuwait, and just completed a tour doing standup in Spanish throughout Spain and Costa Rica. For her thoughts and performance schedule please... Read More →
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Joe DeVito

Joe DeVito has the power to start fires using his mind, and he also does standup comedy. Whether taking on relationships, his Italian-American family, or current events, Joe's dead-on timing, unexpected twists and sheer flights of lunacy make him a favorite at clubs and colleges across the USA, and at the top venues in New York City. |   | After spending a decade as a journalist and advertising writer, Joe gave into his coworker's demands to... Read More →
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Sasheer Zamata

Sasheer Zamata is a comedian, actress, writer and current cast member on "Saturday Night Live." She performs improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater (with BUCKY and Doppelganger) and stand up at colleges and clubs across the country. She has appeared on "Inside Amy Schumer," "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell," ABC's "Would You Fall For That," and "This American Life." She co-created and co-starred in the webseries "Pursuit of Sexiness... Read More →



Wednesday January 25, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
The Chapel 777 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:30pm

Everything Is Terrible! The Live Experience!
Everything Is Terrible! has altered the consciousness of a generation, one re-edited VHS video at a time! For nearly a decade, EIT! has introduced the world to their true selves through psychedelic comedy video gems such as the dancing child-god Duane, the pedophile-stomping yellow dino, French pubic hair styling, cat massage, and so much more! And now… with the inimitable EIT! live experience, YOU, the viewer get to unplug your internet brain and plug in your spirit molecule! EIT! will hold your sweaty, trembling, little hand as they guide you through the 7 sacred realms of Terrible found video! As always, the Everything Is Terrible! figureheads will appear in their glittered and fur-covered, melted flesh to massage your dead soul as you laugh like you've never laughed before! The EIT! live experience! is like nothing you have ever seen before! You will leave a new and better person! This SF Sketchfest exclusive show will feature 2 never-before-seen sneak peeks at upcoming EIT! projects! And don't forget to bring your Jerry Maguire VHS tapes... You're gonna need em! $22


8:00pm

Robert Townsend: Living The Shuffle, a work-in-progress (CANCELED)
This event has been canceled -- ticket holders will be contacted and refunded. 

Welcome to the wonderful world of the theatre...

Townsend, a natural born storyteller, takes us on a rollercoaster ride of his life’s ups and downs –from the dangerous streets of Chicago, performing Julius Caesar at a pimp convention in New York City and finally to the madness that is Hollywood.

This work in progress of his one-man show returns Townsend to his roots in comedy and the theater, allowing him to showcase his uncanny impressions and become a cast of characters like you’ve never seen before... $20

Performers
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Robert Townsend

“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” – the Motown classic is the perfect song to describe Hollywood icon Robert Townsend. Townsend started out as an extra in movies and has since become a heralded actor, comedian, writer, director, producer, and cable network programming CEO. That’s not so bad for a kid from the west side of Chicago who was raised by a single mom of four children on welfare. Never satisfied with his own... Read More →



Wednesday January 25, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

Killing My Lobster: Under Pressure / Picture Show, Hosted by Richard Sarvate
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. $20

Performers
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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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Picture Show

Ben Palmer uses a projector to display stock photographs. He voices the characters in each stock photo. He also showcases fake customer service responses to customers on corporate Facebook pages. | | Ben's trolling has been featured on Someecards, Chicago Tribune, CollegeHumor, and the internet. He was featured on the front page of the Houston Chronicle for trolling Joel Osteen. He has appeared on 3 court television shows as the witness... Read More →
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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 →



Wednesday January 25, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm

Bawdy Storytelling with Dixie De La Tour and guests Emmett Montgomery, Natasha Muse, musical guest Jefferson Bergey, and more
Bawdy Storytelling is the Nation’s Original Sex and Storytelling show. This award-winning storytelling event features real people sharing their bona fide sexual exploits, live onstage. Bawdy’s storytellers are an eclectic mix of authors, poets, comedians and actors – along with real people just like you who have submitted their stories online and were chosen for their panache and sense of misadventure. Through coaching, rehearsals and more, each show is created from the audience submissions and a celebrity or two.
Dixie De La Tour, Bawdy Storytelling’s founder and curator, is equal parts educator, entertainer, and irreverent host. Dubbed ‘the Grande Dame of Dirty Storytelling,’ Dixie has turned curated salon storytelling into an art form by providing guidance and encouragement while serving as Bawdy’s stage mom, talent scout, and talk show host. She weaves her own stories into each show, and performs across the country.
 $20

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Dixie De La Tour

Sexual Folklorist Dixie De La Tour is the founder, curator, hostess and more for Bawdy Storytelling, the Nation’s original sex and storytelling series. Bawdy is a multi-city live storytelling event that welcomes true stories from any and all communities (LGBTQIA, kink, polyamory, swingers, vanilla, and many more). Dixie (Internationally known as the 'Grande Dame of Dirty Storytelling") has been lauded as a "masterful emcee, and her show is... Read More →
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Emmett Montgomery

Emmett Montgomery is a comedian/storyteller who was made in Utah but has lived in Seattle for most of the 21st century and been failing beautifully on and off the stage for over a decade. When he is not wandering the country telling jokes and falling in love with America, he produces local shows that focus on building community, pushing the limits of what it means to be a performer and celebrating the unique beauty of the city he lives in... 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 →



Wednesday January 25, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

Rachel Bloom (SOLD OUT)
Creator and star of the critically-acclaimed CW hit "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" Rachel Bloom comes to SF Sketchfest for a one-show-only evening of comedy and music in this very special event!  $30

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

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Rachel Bloom

Photo credit: CW



9:30pm

The Guest List - Live TV Taping! Presented by Seeso and Audible, with Jordan Doll, David Gborie, Steve Gillespie, Myq Kaplan and Jim Tews
THE GUEST LIST - Live TV Taping! Presented by Seeso! The Guest List, available as an audio series on Audible Channels and as a television series on Seeso, features some of today’s best stand-ups performing in front of an invite-only audience. And now we’re back for more in season two, with the first ever Sketchfest series being produced for TV!  Every lineup is stacked with amazing standups, and this will be an unprecedented party. There are eight amazing shows to choose from, but you can’t get into The Guest List unless you’re on the guest list – so get your tickets while they’re still available. $20

Performers
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David Gborie

David is an up and coming stand-up comedian from San Francisco. | | As a performer he has appeared at The Bridgetown Comedy Festival, SF Indie Fest, and Denver’s Too Much Funstival, as well as the SF Punchline, The Denver Comedy Works, and other impressive venues. | | He lives in San Francisco and despises the word “swag”. | | “Real shit, shit that make you feel shit” -Lil Kim on David Gborie’s act.
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Jim Tews

Comedian and writer Jim Tews is the creator of the New York Times Bestseller “Felines of New York.” He made his stand-up television debut on Last Comic Standing and was featured in an episode of Louie. Previously he was one of 2011’s New Faces at Just For Laughs Montreal and has performed in the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, as well as SF Sketchfest. | | He recently created/ co-wrote and starred... Read More →
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Jordan Doll

Jordan is a standup comedian, writer and actor from Denver, Colorado currently living in Los Angeles. If he looks familiar it may be because you saw him in a couple of commercials or maybe even doing comedy on Viceland's "Flophouse". Or maybe you saw him performing at the Oddball, Limestone or High Plains comedy festivals? Or perhaps you saw him open for TJ Miller, Rory Scovel or Brian Posehn. No? That's cool, his tour schedule is right here on... Read More →
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Myq Kaplan

Photo credit: Mindy Tucker | | Myq Kaplan is a comedian named Mike Kaplan. He has been seen on "The Tonight Show," "Conan," the "Late Show with David Letterman," "Late Night with Seth Meyers," in his own half-hour Comedy Central Presents special, and in his own one-hour special on Netflix, "Small, Dork, and Handsome." He has been a finalist on "Last Comic Standing" and most recently appeared on "America's Got Talent." His album "Vegan Mind Meld... Read More →
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Steve Gillespie

A decade into his standup career, Steve Gillespie moved from Minneapolis to LA, recently made an appearance on "Conan," and released his critically acclaimed first album, Stever Fever. Prior to that, this gentleman degenerate spent most of his life traveling the country regaling audiences with his delightful self-destruction. | | Gillespie’s act is a slaphappy balance of aggression and absurdity, coupled with a delightfully pushy... Read More →



Wednesday January 25, 2017 9:30pm - 11:00pm
The Chapel 777 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110
 
Thursday, January 26
 

7:00pm

PianoFight Showcase: DASH, Picture Show and Shades of Grey, Hosted by Nate Follen
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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Nate Follen

Originally from the Midwest, Nate is now performing absurd jokes to growing audiences across CA. Nate's humor is refreshingly irreverent. His nonconventional style has won him multiple comedy competitions, and earned him shows great venues including the Hollywood Improv and SF Punchline.
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Picture Show

Ben Palmer uses a projector to display stock photographs. He voices the characters in each stock photo. He also showcases fake customer service responses to customers on corporate Facebook pages. | | Ben's trolling has been featured on Someecards, Chicago Tribune, CollegeHumor, and the internet. He was featured on the front page of the Houston Chronicle for trolling Joel Osteen. He has appeared on 3 court television shows as the witness... Read More →
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Shades of Grey

Shades of Grey is comprised of Jill Eickmann and Marcus Sams. Jill and Marcus have performed their unique brand of humor for audiences across the country and together have performed in over a dozen improv festivals including San Francisco Improv Festival, California Improv Festival, Gainesville Improv Festival and Improvaganza: Hawaii. Their shows are often plagued by hilarity and pathos as they explore the relationship of two individuals... Read More →



Thursday January 26, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

7:30pm

Everything Is Terrible! The Live Experience!
Everything Is Terrible! has altered the consciousness of a generation, one re-edited VHS video at a time! For nearly a decade, EIT! has introduced the world to their true selves through psychedelic comedy video gems such as the dancing child-god Duane, the pedophile-stomping yellow dino, French pubic hair styling, cat massage, and so much more! And now… with the inimitable EIT! live experience, YOU, the viewer get to unplug your internet brain and plug in your spirit molecule! EIT! will hold your sweaty, trembling, little hand as they guide you through the 7 sacred realms of Terrible found video! As always, the Everything Is Terrible! figureheads will appear in their glittered and fur-covered, melted flesh to massage your dead soul as you laugh like you've never laughed before! The EIT! live experience! is like nothing you have ever seen before! You will leave a new and better person! This SF Sketchfest exclusive show will feature 2 never-before-seen sneak peeks at upcoming EIT! projects! And don't forget to bring your Jerry Maguire VHS tapes... You're gonna need em! $22


8:00pm

Robert Townsend: Living The Shuffle, a work-in-progress (CANCELED)
This event has been canceled -- ticket holders will be contacted and refunded. 

Welcome to the wonderful world of the theatre...

Townsend, a natural born storyteller, takes us on a rollercoaster ride of his life’s ups and downs –from the dangerous streets of Chicago, performing Julius Caesar at a pimp convention in New York City and finally to the madness that is Hollywood.

This work in progress of his one-man show returns Townsend to his roots in comedy and the theater, allowing him to showcase his uncanny impressions and become a cast of characters like you’ve never seen before... $20 

Performers
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Robert Townsend

“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” – the Motown classic is the perfect song to describe Hollywood icon Robert Townsend. Townsend started out as an extra in movies and has since become a heralded actor, comedian, writer, director, producer, and cable network programming CEO. That’s not so bad for a kid from the west side of Chicago who was raised by a single mom of four children on welfare. Never satisfied with his own... Read More →



Thursday January 26, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

Harmontown with Dan Harmon and Jeff B. Davis (SOLD OUT)
Attend a town meeting in a land free of brevity, where Mayor Dan Harmon (creator of NBC’s "Community") and Comptroller Jeff B. Davis ("Whose Line is it Anyway?") take another small, drunken step toward colonizing the moon. Evening may include ineffectual rants, songs, shameful stories, special guests, forehead sweat and repeated exposure to the phrases “like,” uh,” “sort of” and “you know.” $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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Dan Harmon

Dan Harmon is the Emmy® winning creator/executive producer of the comedy series “Community” as well as the co-creator/executive producer of Adult Swim’s “Rick & Morty.”   | Harmon’s pursuit of minimal work for maximum reward took him from stand-up to improv to sketch comedy, then finally to Los Angeles, where he began writing feature screenplays with fellow Milwaukeean Rob Schrab.  As... Read More →
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Jeff B. Davis

Jeff is most famous as a guest star on the improv comedy show "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" He also appears in "Drew Carey’s Green Screen Show." He is most famous for his impressions of Christopher Walken and Jeff Goldblum in the Whose Line game “Questionable Impressions”. He was also used quite a bit in the singing games. | | A multi-talented actor/singer, raised in Southern California, started his acting career at the age of 4 at the... Read More →



8:00pm

Carnal Desire and Mission CTRL, Hosted by Morgan Jay
Have you ever read your favorite soft-core romance novel and wondered how the scene would play in the flesh (pun absolutely intended)? SF Sketchfest is proud to fulfill your wildest fantasies with Carnal Desire, a hilariously literal interpretation of the best of the worst of adult entertainment. A team of actors, well endowed in the comedy department, will live out every awkward stage direction and line of cringeworthy dialogue live on the PianoFight Mainstage. Cue up that sexy music, slip into your silk boxers, and see unbridled passion at its finest!

With an opening set by local sketch comedy favorites Mission CTRL, hosted by LA's Morgan Jay. $15

Performers
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Carnal Desire

Carnal Desire: The Collected Works of Philip S. Wilson | A cheeky, raucous staged reading of two hilariously-ironic teleplays, originally intended for premium cable adult programming, a.k.a. “Skinemax” shows. Writer Michael Horowitz (Burn Notice, Prison Break) crafted these steamy “masterpieces” under his nom-de-porn while working at such a cable network in the early ‘00s. Fresh off its one-month run at the Edinburgh... 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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Morgan Jay

Morgan Jay is a performer based out of Los Angeles.  Originally from New Jersey, he started his career in NYC where he attended the Tisch School of the Arts.  Morgan is a skilled stand up comedian and actor who can now be seen serenading audiences with his sultry musical comedy.  Check out his album on iTunes and his music videos and sketches on youtube!



Thursday January 26, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm

Above And Beyond The Valley Of The Ultra Showgirls
Russ Meyer Meets Hedwig in Drag Rock Musical Comedy
ABOVE AND BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE ULTRA SHOWGIRLS

After sold out runs in San Francisco and New York the cult hit drag rock musical comedy Above and Beyond the Valley of the Ultra Showgirls returns for a command performance at Oasis - 12 nights only! Written by D’Arcy Drollinger (Shit & Champagne, Disastrous!) along with the post-punk art band Enrique (in which Drollinger was a member) Ultra Showgirls opens January 26th with a mini-stadium rock spectacular, complete with a five piece live band.

Fame, sex, drug addiction, prostitution, live go-go girls, rock-n-roll, cat fights, murder, seduction, betrayal… and that’s just in the dressing room. Imagine Russ Meyer, Liberace and Charles Manson collaborating on a rock musical starring "Jem and the Holograms" and you have an idea of what awaits you in Above and Beyond the Valley of the Ultra Showgirls. Shamelessly inspired by "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls" and "Showgirls", this over-the-top dark musical comedy has enough poor taste references to keep any B-movie junky erect.

The story follows SUPER VIXEN – a struggling all-girl rock band with big dreams, big boobs, big hair and big everything else. Chablis, Chardonnay and Gewürztraminer claw their way up the underside of the music industry where they meet low life record company exec Mr. Richard Face, who promises them super-stardom. When Dick talks Gewürztraminer into leaving her band mates, she changes her name to Sherry, hooks up with even trashier back up girls and becomes an overnight sensation. Naturally, her rejected friends embark on a painful and hilarious downward spiral of sex, drugs... and revenge!

"One of the most exhilarating, hysterical, outrageous shows... Expect lots of raunch, simulated sex, crystal meth and murdered Girl Scouts. But it’s also totally tight and professional, and almost everyone who sees it drags their friends back the next week."
Metropolitan Magazine

"It’s not surprising that the show has won over even musical theater neophytes and non-fans... a hilarious 75 or so minutes of rock ‘n’ roll cheese combined with just enough tawdry narrative." Bay Area Reporter
$25 - $35


Thursday January 26, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Oasis 298 11th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

8:00pm

Chad Daniels with Dash Kwiatkowski, Hosted by Samantha Gilweit
“Babies are miracles. Think about it. When they’re born their feet are tiny. Yet, they can somehow step on all your hopes and dreams.”

This is more of an Auto-Bio than a Bio. The truth is most comedians write their own bios. I’m not judging. It’s a lot easier to brag about one’s own accomplishments while hiding behind third person. They are very well written. It seems comedians either 1. Have a Masters in English, or 2. A Thesaurus, and a lot of free time. I have neither.

The truth is I’d rather you come see me to check it out for yourself. To get you to the club I’ll tell you this.

2004 Just for Laughs Comedy Festival New Faces
2004 "Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn" CBS
2006 "Live at Gotham" Comedy Central
2007 "Comedy Central Presents Chad Daniels"
2009 Aspen Comedy Festival winner "Comics Comic"
2009 "Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" NBC
2010 Just for Laughs Comedy Festival Masters Showcase
2012 Gilda's Laughfest Comedy Competition 1st Place
2012 "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" CBS
2012 "Conan O'Brien Show" TBS
2014 "Conan O’Brien Show" TBS
2015 "@midnight" Comedy Central
2016 “As Is” one-hour comedy special Hulu

I’m funny. If you’re still not willing to come to a show you’re just being difficult.

www.chaddaniels.com $22

Performers
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Chad Daniels

“Babies are miracles. Think about it. When they’re born their feet are tiny. Yet, they can somehow step on all your hopes and dreams.” | | This is more of an Auto-Bio than a Bio. The truth is most comedians write their own bios. I’m not judging. It’s a lot easier to brag about one’s own accomplishments while hiding behind third person. They are very well written. It seems comedians either 1. Have a Masters... Read More →
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Dash Kwiatkowski

Dash Kwiatkowski is a chubby nerd. Dash can be seen at the San Francisco Punch Line, the Sac Punch Line, and Cobbs Comedy club, Rooster T. Feathers, The Comedy Attic, Comedy On State, The Seattle Comedy Underground, Dr. Grins, and Trippers. He writes for the Savage Henry Independent Times. He's been featured in SF Sketchfest, Limestone Comedy Fest, Crom Omaha 2016, Arch City Comedy Festival, and the Laugh Your Asheville Off Festival. He's... Read More →
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Samantha Gilweit

Samantha Gilweit is a single mother and failed pig farmer based in Oakland, CA. She asked herself one day, "Hey, what makes less money than pig farming?" and became a stand-up comedian. Samantha has been described as a "female Louis CK" by a guy that wanted to sleep with her. After breaking up with that guy, Samantha really began to hone her craft. She has participated in the SF International Comedy Competition, SF SketchFest, and the Cinder... Read More →



Thursday January 26, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

Flula Borg with DJ Real, Hosted by Krista Fatka
Recently named one of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch,” Flula is a German DJ with over 80 million YouTube views, a devout online following, and sponsorships from a number of popular online culture outlets. Flula has become one of the best multi-talented entertainers in the online world. Starting as a chart topping DJ in Germany before moving to Los Angeles, California, Flula boasts a diverse spectrum of talent as a musician, actor, comedian, host, DJ, and hype-man. Mixing absurdist humor with a spontaneous charm, Flula’s comedy is out to cause brilliant confusion with a charming sensibility.

This year, Flula starred as the lead role, Cuckoo, in the NBC pilot of the same name. He has also appeared in shows such as “Auction Hunters” on Spike, “Last Call with Carson Daly,” and has hosted segments and pilots for AT&T U-Verse, Gibson Music, Screen Junkies, Metacafe, SXSW, and YouTube. Flula recently starred in “Pitch Perfect 2” opposite Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, and Adam Devine for Universal.

Flula is a versatile DJ who will charm, captivate, and disorient you into laughter. $20

Performers
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DJ REAL

Nick Stargu is a musician, comedian, writer and filmmaker who is best known for his multimedia / musical comedy act, DJ REAL, which has been featured at 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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Flula Borg

Recently named one of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch,” Flula is a German DJ with over 80 million YouTube views, a devout online following, and sponsorships from a number of popular online culture outlets. Flula has become one of the best multi-talented entertainers in the online world. Starting as a chart topping DJ in Germany before moving to Los Angeles, California, Flula boasts a diverse spectrum of talent as a musician... Read More →
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Krista Fatka

Krista Fatka is a Oakland-based stand-up comic and writer. She works at local clubs and national festivals but takes the most pride in her crowd work at tollbooths and checkout counters. Krista spent ten years in the circus as an acrobat and trapeze artist before running away to join stand-up comedy. She’s sassy and charming onstage, like a fun mom, and, oh yeah! She’s half of Destiny’s Mom, which produces stand-up comedy... Read More →



Thursday January 26, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

10:30pm

Everything Is Terrible! '2Everything2Terrible2: Tokyo Drift'
Everything Is Terrible!’s classic 2010 feature is more important now than ever! So, just for SF Sketchfest, EIT! has decided to dust off Tokyo Drift’s old bones and drag it out for one night only. That’s right, the racist rabbits, singing babies, perfect killing machines, mid-90’s beefcakes, and the most adorable Antichrist ever are all back in action! This psychedelic masterpiece which foretold our present pre-apocalyptic world will take you on a narrative journey like no other found footage film ever has nor will! EIT! will even bust out your favorite costumes and characters from the 2010 live experience! If you missed it 7 years ago, do not miss it this time! For your own safety, bring some extra flesh, because 2Everything2Terrible2 is going to melt your fucking face off! You’re gonna need a lot of Jerry Maguire VHS tapes to survive this one, so make sure to bring a stack to sacrifice to your video gods! $22


 
Friday, January 27
 

7:00pm

PianoFight Showcase: Efficient Office Practices, Fickas & Beckham & Friends & Stuff and Mary-Kate and Ashtray, Hosted by JoAnn Schinderle
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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Efficient Office Practices

EOP (whose full name, Efficient Office Practices, is regrettable and therefore usually abbreviated) is a long-form improv team based in San Francisco. A small but lively group, EOP is known for their fast, smart style of play and extreme fondness for each other. They can be found performing Tuesday night in “Night School” at Stagewerx in The Mission, and all other nights making friendship bracelets in their side-by-side twin beds.
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Fickas & Beckham & Friends & Stuff

Brice Beckham & David Fickas have had friends & stuff their entire lives. They’ve also had a sitcom called I Hate My 30’s & the #1 movie in China (true story) & a bunch of web series with people like Jane Lynch & Kevin Pollak & Craig Robinson (who probably won’t show up in this show, sorry) & SF Sketchfest stints like Cue To Cue & I Made You A Mix Tape & Carnal Desire (which is at this very... Read More →
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JoAnn Schinderle

JoAnn Schinderle has performed across the country in such festivals as Bumbershoot, Bridgetown, Chicago Comedy Exposition, SF Sketchfest, Hell Yes Fest, All Jane, as well as having won multiple rounds of Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction.As a working stand-up at Helium Comedy Club- Portland, her humor is relatable, snarky, and has a storytelling style that will make you feel like she’s your best friend letting you in on a secret. JoAnn has... Read More →
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Mary-Kate and Ashtray

Riley Rose Critchlow and Daniel Montgomery met at the USC School of Dramatic Arts in 2006. After graduating, they wrote and performed with sketch comedy troupe Bowling for Tiffany, with multiple appearances in the LA Comedy Festival including a nomination for "Best of the Fest" for their comedy short, Mall Madness. In 2012, Mary-Kate and Ashtray was born. They have since performed to sold out houses in Los Angeles at venues such as UCB, iO... Read More →



7:00pm

Above And Beyond The Valley Of The Ultra Showgirls
Russ Meyer Meets Hedwig in Drag Rock Musical Comedy
ABOVE AND BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE ULTRA SHOWGIRLS

After sold out runs in San Francisco and New York the cult hit drag rock musical comedy Above and Beyond the Valley of the Ultra Showgirls returns for a command performance at Oasis - 12 nights only!  Written by D’Arcy Drollinger (Shit & Champagne, Disastrous!) along with the post-punk art band Enrique (in which Drollinger was a member) Ultra Showgirls opens January 26th with a mini-stadium rock spectacular, complete with a five piece live band.

Fame, sex, drug addiction, prostitution, live go-go girls, rock-n-roll, cat fights, murder, seduction, betrayal… and that’s just in the dressing room. Imagine Russ Meyer, Liberace and Charles Manson collaborating on a rock musical starring "Jem and the Holograms" and you have an idea of what awaits you in Above and Beyond the Valley of the Ultra Showgirls.  Shamelessly inspired by "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls" and "Showgirls", this over-the-top dark musical comedy has enough poor taste references to keep any B-movie junky erect.
The story follows SUPER VIXEN – a struggling all-girl rock band with big dreams, big boobs, big hair and big everything else.  Chablis, Chardonnay and Gewürztraminer claw their way up the underside of the music industry where they meet low life record company exec Mr. Richard Face, who promises them super-stardom. When Dick talks Gewürztraminer into leaving her band mates, she changes her name to Sherry, hooks up with even trashier back up girls and becomes an overnight sensation. Naturally, her rejected friends embark on a painful and hilarious downward spiral of sex, drugs... and revenge!

"One of the most exhilarating, hysterical, outrageous shows... Expect lots of raunch, simulated sex, crystal meth and murdered Girl Scouts. But it’s also totally tight and professional, and almost everyone who sees it drags their friends back the next week."Metropolitan Magazine

"It’s not surprising that the show has won over even musical theater neophytes and non-fans... a hilarious 75 or so minutes of rock ‘n’ roll cheese combined with just enough tawdry narrative." Bay Area Reporter
$25 - $35


Friday January 27, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Oasis 298 11th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

7:30pm

Set List with Sean Cullen, Myq Kaplan, Andy Kindler, Matt Kirshen, Daniel Van Kirk and Sasheer Zamata
From Paul Provenza and Troy Conrad… Comics are given outrageous, never-before-seen topics in the moment, and perform as if it was the material they meant to do. Both the comic and the audience see the topics for the first time on the onstage screen and thus begins the most exciting, edge-of-your seat stand-up show.

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

Set List is also a 60-episode web series on the Nerdist Channel on YouTube. Link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLl4T6p7km9db1eGQyrMUkB07YBWYK3o2J

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

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

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

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

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

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

Performers
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Andy Kindler

Andy Kindler is known in comedy circles as a troublemaker. Originally from New York, and now complaining from California, he annoys people all over the world. | | Andy is a frequent guest and correspondent for The Late Show with David Letterman. Each summer at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal he delivers the State of the Industry address to a packed ballroom filled with comics and Hollywood industry types. He is infamous for his... Read More →
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Daniel Van Kirk

Daniel Van Kirk grew up in Rochelle, IL and lived in Chicago for years as he started his career as an actor and comedian at the famed The Second City Theatre. | | Since moving to Los Angeles, Daniel has become part of both the stand-up and improv/sketch communities, working with the UCB Theatre, The Nerdist Channel, College Humor, and the comedy podcast network, Earwolf.com. Every week, Daniel can be heard co-hosting the podcast, "Sklarbro... Read More →
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Matt Kirshen

London born Matt Kirshen's precision wit has earned him an impressive reputation on the international comedy circuit. Most recently his appearances on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," Paul Provenza’s "Green Room," The Nerdist, Set List, Stand-Up Without A Net, and as a finalist on NBC's "Last Comic Standing" has earned him a whole new host of fans in the United States and a surprising number of other... Read More →
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Myq Kaplan

Photo credit: Mindy Tucker | | Myq Kaplan is a comedian named Mike Kaplan. He has been seen on "The Tonight Show," "Conan," the "Late Show with David Letterman," "Late Night with Seth Meyers," in his own half-hour Comedy Central Presents special, and in his own one-hour special on Netflix, "Small, Dork, and Handsome." He has been a finalist on "Last Comic Standing" and most recently appeared on "America's Got Talent." His album "Vegan Mind Meld... Read More →
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Sasheer Zamata

Sasheer Zamata is a comedian, actress, writer and current cast member on "Saturday Night Live." She performs improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater (with BUCKY and Doppelganger) and stand up at colleges and clubs across the country. She has appeared on "Inside Amy Schumer," "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell," ABC's "Would You Fall For That," and "This American Life." She co-created and co-starred in the webseries "Pursuit of Sexiness... Read More →
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Sean Cullen

Sean Cullen is a multi-award winning comedian, actor and writer who has toured the world performing his unique musical and improvisational comedy. You've seen his many TV appearances on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno", "The Late Late Show," as a finalist on "Last Comic Standing" and a guest on the Ellen Degeneres' CBC Sitcom and "Ellen's Really Big Show" on TBS. In Canada he has appeared on Comedy Network’s "Match Game," Just for Laughs... Read More →



Friday January 27, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

7:30pm

McQueen with DJ Real and JR De Guzman
McQueen Adams has taken his world of impressions, music, and comedy in a fresh and innovative direction, creating a hi-tech audiovisual universe. His new show "San Pedro" incorporates his improvisational skills with the music of groups such as Daft Punk and Coldplay, voices both real and fictional, including Gandalf, his Mom's Cat and Jason Statham, and plenty of original bizarre inhabitants.
Adams is master of this mashup of songs, voices, and sketches that Radiohead's Thom Yorke has called "just brilliant"! $20

Performers
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DJ REAL

Nick Stargu is a musician, comedian, writer and filmmaker who is best known for his multimedia / musical comedy act, DJ REAL, which has been featured at 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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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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McQueen Adams

McQueen Adams has taken his world of impressions, music, and comedy in a fresh and innovative direction, creating a hi-tech audiovisual universe. His new show "San Pedro" incorporates his improvisational skills with the music of groups such as Daft Punk and Coldplay, voices both real and fictional, including Gandalf, his Mom's Cat and Jason Statham, and plenty of original bizarre inhabitants. | Adams is master of this mashup of songs, voices... Read More →



Friday January 27, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Doc's Lab 124 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

7:30pm

Double Bill: Bill Irwin & Bill Frisell Perform Songs and Scenes from Vaudeville, with special guests Geoff Hoyle and Kenny Wollesen
Tony-award-winning physical comedian Bill Irwin teams up with Grammy-award-winning guitarist Bill Frisell for a once-in-a-lifetime evening of new and classic scenes and songs from American Vaudeville. Joined by Irwin's fellow Pickle Family Circus alumnus Geoff Hoyle and Frisell's longtime percussionist collaborator Kenny Wollesen as special guests, expect an evening of clowning, dancing, wordplay and songs from some of the world's most creative artists in their fields. $35 - $75

Performers
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Bill Frisell

Bill Frisell’s career as a guitarist and composer has spanned more than 35 years and many celebrated recordings, whose catalog has been cited by Downbeat as “the best recorded output of the decade,” including his recent albums for Savoy – “Sign of Life” with the 858 Quartet, “Beautiful Dreamers,” “All We Are Saying,” a collection of John Lennon interpretations and his debut release for... Read More →
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Bill Irwin

BILL IRWIN: Original member: San Francisco's Pickle Family Circus, and Kraken, directed by Herbert Blau. Original works include Fool Moon, Largely New York, The Harlequin Studies, Mr. Fox: A Rumination, The Happiness Lecture, Old Hats, and The Regard of Flight. | | Theatre: “Endgame” (ACT), “Show Boat” (SF Opera), Roundabout Theatre’s revival of “Waiting for Godot” (2009 Drama Desk Nomination... Read More →
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Geoff Hoyle

Photo credit: Lisa Keating | | Geoff Hoyle created the role of Zazu in the original Broadway cast of “The Lion King.” He trained in Paris with Etienne Decroux, and clowned with Bill Irwin and Larry Pisoni in The Pickle Family Circus and later with Cirque du Soleil and Circus Flora. He has performed his original solo shows “Feast of Fools,” “The Convict’s Return,” “The First Hundred Years,&rdquo... Read More →
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Kenny Wollesen

Photo credit: Greg Aiello | | Kenny Wollesen is a drummer, vibraphonist, percussionist, and instrument builder based in New York City. He is the founder of the Wollesonic Laboratories (http://www.wollesonic.com) and the mastermind behind Sonic Massages and the Himalayas marching band. He has worked with John Zorn, Norah Jones, Tom Waits, Sean Lennon, Ben Goldberg, Steve Bernstein, Jonas Mekas, Butch Morris, Ilhan Ersahin, Hal Wilner, Eivind... Read More →



Friday January 27, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
The Nourse 275 Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

7:30pm

Mortified
Mortified: The Pop Culture Edition

For over 15 years Mortified has been a unique grassroots storytelling sensation with shows all over the country, the world, and seen on Netflix's documentary, "Mortified Nation". Witness adults sharing their actual, embarrassing, and hilarious diaries, letters, songs, poems, and more in front of total strangers.

This special Sketchfest version will feature the effects of Pop Culture on teenagers featuring letters to fictional TV characters, awful attempts at pop songs, and even Harry Potter homoerotic fantasies.

Performers range from professionals to to total amateurs, all in the noble pursuit of self degradation.

Share the shame. $25


Friday January 27, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:30pm

RISK! with Kevin Allison and guests Jamie Denbo, Heklina, Seth Morris, and James Urbaniak
Hosted by Kevin Allison (of the legendary MTV sketch comedy troupe, The State), RISK! is the live show and podcast where people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share. The RISK! podcast currently has over 1 million monthly listeners and recently celebrated its 7th anniversary. It has featured incredible stories from famous folks like Janeane Garofalo, Sarah Silverman, Michael Ian Black and Kevin Nealon, as well as amazing tales from regular folks around the world.
$30 21+

Due to a change in her schedule, Nicole Byer will no longer be appearing.

Performers
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Heklina

Heklina gained fame as the creator, promoter, and hostess of the legendary Trannyshack! She is a premier hostess and DJ for hire around San Francisco and, in addition to Trannyshack, has enjoyed success with her outdoor party at El Rio (with DJ Carnita and Stanley Frank), Daytime Realness. She has been seen on the E! Entertainment Network, NBC’s“Trauma” “The Cho Show”, VH1, “Playing it Straight”, Comedy... Read More →
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James Urbaniak

Photo credit: Shiloh Strong | | James Urbaniak plays Arthur on Hulu's "Difficult People," Grant on Comedy Central's "Review" and is the voice of Dr. Venture on Adult Swim's "The Venture Bros.” Other TV credits include “The Office,” "Homeland," "Sex and the City," "Dice," "Dr. Ken," "Adventure Time" and many red herrings and psychopaths on some of America's most popular crime procedurals. Films... Read More →
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Jamie Denbo

Jamie Denbo has appeared on FOX's "Brooklyn 99," NBC's "Parks & Recreation," IFC's "Comedy Bang Bang," FX's "Terriers," Showtime's "Episodes" and "Weeds," HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and many others. She recently co-starred in "The Heat," starring Sandra Bullock & Melissa McCarthy and directed by Paul Feig. As a writer, Jamie has developed pilot scripts for CBS, FX and Comedy Central. She is currently writing an original feature film for... Read More →
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Kevin Allison

Kevin Allison is the creator of the live storytelling podcast RISK! (www.risk-show.com ), and a member of the legendary comedy troupe The State, known for their series on MTV. He has appeared in "Reno 911!," VH1′s "Best Week Ever," Comedy Central’s "Viva Variety" and "Stella," and HBO’s "Flight of the Conchords." Kevin has written for The Village Voice, The New York Press, Film Journal and more. He has taught sketch comedy and... Read More →
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Seth Morris

Seth Morris is an actor and writer what lives in LA. He's written for Funny Or Die, "Children's Hospital," "The Eric Andre Show" and "Kroll Show." He's acted in "Kroll Show," "Parks and Recreation," "Broad City" and "Comedy Bang Bang."



Friday January 27, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

7:30pm

"Plan 9 From Outer Space" Staged Reading with Scott Adsit, Bill Corbett, Dana Gould, Ron Lynch, Nate Mooney, Kevin Murphy, Arden Myrin, Eban Schletter, Pan Severns, Janet Varney and more
Comedian, Television writer and Ed Wood superfan Dana Gould ("The Simpsons," "Stan Against Evil") brings a special adaptation of the classic film's screenplay to the stage this year at SF Sketchfest: one that involves producer and artist Pam Severns' puppetry, comedians, and wry stage directions and narration that pay tribute to the film's, shall we say, quirkier qualities. $35

Performers
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Arden Myrin

Actress and comedian Arden Myrin became a new cast member on Showtime’s "Shameless" Season 7, and recently appeared in the world premiere of Steve Martin’s new play "Meteor Shower." As a comedian Arden tours across the country and co-hosts a comedy show The Tinkle Twins at Meltdown Comics with Dana Gould. Arden appeared on "Chelsea Lately" over 100 times, and is a regular panelist on "@Midnight." She was a cast member of "MadTV" for... Read More →
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Bill Corbett

Bill Corbett is a principal writer and performer for RiffTrax.com. He’s also a former writer and actor for the cult TV show "Mystery Science Theater 3000," providing the voice and puppetry for the robot Crow (v. 2.0); as well as playing the all-powerful but clueless alien The Observer (a.k.a. “Brain Guy”) and occasional other strange characters. | | Corbett is also a screenwriter and playwright. His screenplay "Starship Dave," co-written... Read More →
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Dana Gould

Dana Gould began his professional comedy career at the age of seventeen, and spent the next twenty years or so performing in the halcyon days of “The Comedy Boom”. Dana has several HBO specials to his credit as well guest appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night With Conan O’Brien, Maron and Real Time with Bill Maher. He has also had memorable appearances on Anger Management, Seinfeld and The Ben Stiller Show, and was a... 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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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... Read More →
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Kevin Murphy

Kevin Murphy has cultivated the act of talking back to the movies into an art form and a career. For ten years on the Peabody Award-winning series “Mystery Science Theater 3000,” Kevin wrote, directed, and starred as the plucky red robot Tom Servo. Classic episodes of MST3K, as its legion of fans call it, continue to be one of Rhino Home Video’s top-selling DVD series. He can be heard riffing with Mike Nelson and Bill Corbett at... Read More →
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Nate Mooney

Nate Mooney was last seen as Deputy Leon Drinkwater in IFC’s new series “Stan Against Evil”.  Previous TV credits include “Son of Zorn", “Breaking Bad", NBC’s “American Odyssey", FX series “The Riches" and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia". Feature works include “Push”, “Charlotte’s Web”, “One for the Money” and “Mozart and the... Read More →
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Pam Severns

Pam Severns is a puppeteer and performer on both stage and screen. She was a producer on the PBS documentary series, "In Their Own Words," on the life and work of Jim Henson, and has worked as a puppeteer on shows for IFC, MTV, Seeso, and Amazon. Her videos have screened at events nationwide and she can be found performing live puppetry and comedy around Los Angeles.
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Ron Lynch

RON LYNCH has been performing comedy for 38 years, and is considered one of the forefathers of alternative comedy. Ron was part of the Boston comedy scene that spawned such comics as Steven Wright, Paula Poundstone, Bobcat Goldthwait, Marc Maron, and others featured in the documentary, "When Comedy Was King". Ron studied theater in New York, and improvisation at Second City Chicago. His credits include "Portlandia," "The Sara Silverman Program... Read More →
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Scott Adsit

Scott Adsit won the Joseph Jefferson Award for his work at The Second City Theater in Chicago and still improvises at the Upright Citizens Brigade in Manhattan. Adsit has appeared in many television shows most notably, playing producer Pete Hornberger on NBC’s Emmy Award-winning “30 Rock.” Other television credits include “The Office,” “Malcolm in the Middle,” “Huff,” “Alias,” “CSI Miami,” “Friends” and “Curb... Read More →



8:00pm

The Latino Comedy Project: Gentrif*cked, Nicole Calasich
In “Gentrif*cked” Emmy-nominated sketch troupe The Latino Comedy Project examines the causes and consequences of gentrification as it affects communities across America. The LCP asks: What happens when a community’s piñata shops are demolished and replaced with vegan cat-friendly coffeehouses? When neighborhood flea markets are transformed overnight into luxury condos? When Mexicans are replaced with obsessively dog-walking paddleboard enthusiasts? Through a dynamic mixture of live sketches and original videos, the LCP provides all the hard answers in “Gentrif*cked.” $18

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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The Latino Comedy Project

The Latino Comedy Project (LCP) is an Emmy-nominated multimedia sketch troupe known for fast-paced socio-political commentary and pop culture parody. | | The LCP’s YouTube comedy videos have amassed over fourteen million views worldwide. The LCP cast also developed, wrote and starred in an MTV3 comedy branding campaign for which the group received an Emmy nomination. | | “The San Francisco Chronicle” called The LCP... Read More →



Friday January 27, 2017 8:00pm - 9:20pm
Brava Studio Theater 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

8:00pm

Turnt Up with Eliza Skinner and guests Josef Anolin, Myq Kaplan, Ben Kolina, April Richardson, Joshua Silverstein, Dulcé Sloan and Mateen Stewart / Unstoppable Failure, Hosted by Emmett Montgomery
Comedians Josef Anolin, Myq Kaplan, Ben Kolina, April Richardson, Joshua Silverstein, Dulcé Sloan and Mateen Stewart face off in a series of one-on-one rap battles -- totally freestyle, totally improvised. Eliza Skinner hosts, and the audience decides the winner by applause at the end of every round, until we have one final champion.

Past competitors include Reggie Watts, TJ Miller, Childish Gambino, Thomas Middleditch, Pete Holmes, MC Chris, Nicole Parker, Megan Amram, and like a billion other people.

It's like 8 Mile, but funny. $22

Due to a change in his schedule, Guy Branum will no longer be appearing. A replacement will be named soon. 

Performers
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April Richardson

April Richardson is a stand-up comedian who grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, but now lives in Los Angeles. Okay, I'm going to end the third-person charade right there. Hi! I've written for and been a regular panelist on "Chelsea Lately," I co-hosted (along with Chris Fairbanks) a show called "Almost Genius" on TruTV for two seasons, I'm on Comedy Central's "@midnight" pretty often, and I'm on the road a lot as Chris Hardwick's feature act, as well as... Read More →
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Ben Kolina

Ben Kolina had his first experience getting laughs from strangers at the expense of visiting outfielders in the Right Field Bleachers of the Oakland Coliseum. Currently Ben is a co-producer of a popular weekly comedy showcase at the Night Light in Oakland. As a Stand Up Comedian Ben has performed at Comedy Clubs, Colleges and Festivals up and down the west coast. Ben was recently featured on Hulu's 'Qick Laffs' and has recently performed at the... Read More →
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Dulcé Sloan

Dulcé was honored as the 2015 NBC Stand Up Showcase Winner and as a 2015 Montreal Just For Laughs New Face. Dulcé is truly a unique emerging voice in the world of comedy. She offers a fresh and honest perspective that is extremely rare to find. A favorite among audiences, she was voted runner-up in the 2015 Atlanta’s Laughing Skull Comedy Festival. Most recently, she was cast in the pilot of the Amy Poehler project “Dumb... Read More →
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Eliza Skinner

ELIZA SKINNER is an LA based comedian who TimeOutNY described as “definitely one to watch.” She has recently worked as a staff writer at FUNNY OR DIE and as both a staff writer and correspondent on FX’s TOTALLY BIASED WITH W. KAMAU BELL. She also appeared on the new version VH1’s Best Week Ever. Eliza has performed all over the world, including SXSW, the NY Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe. She has appeared on TBS’ Are we... Read More →
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Emmett Montgomery

Emmett Montgomery is a comedian/storyteller who was made in Utah but has lived in Seattle for most of the 21st century and been failing beautifully on and off the stage for over a decade. When he is not wandering the country telling jokes and falling in love with America, he produces local shows that focus on building community, pushing the limits of what it means to be a performer and celebrating the unique beauty of the city he lives in... Read More →
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Josef Anolin

Josef Anolin is a premier, up-and-coming performer boasting verve and nerve where “Def” meets deft. Josef reflects an eclectic appeal; a product of his melting pot, Bay Area upbringing and Filipino/Japanese American heritage. Onstage he’s known for on-point punditry, stylish substance and a palpable, affable freshness.Described as, “incredulously profound while simultaneously embodying a playful deviousness. Challenging... Read More →
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Mateen Stewart

Mateen Stewart is one to watch in the Los Angeles comedy circuit! Originally from Detroit—recently voted the most miserable city in America by Forbes Magazine (Mateen hates Forbes Magazine)—he attended Florida A&M University where he majored in Theatre. It only took him 5 years and he now uses his degree as emergency toilet paper.  He has appeared in several screen roles working with the likes of Ben Stiller, Ken Marino and... Read More →
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Myq Kaplan

Photo credit: Mindy Tucker | | Myq Kaplan is a comedian named Mike Kaplan. He has been seen on "The Tonight Show," "Conan," the "Late Show with David Letterman," "Late Night with Seth Meyers," in his own half-hour Comedy Central Presents special, and in his own one-hour special on Netflix, "Small, Dork, and Handsome." He has been a finalist on "Last Comic Standing" and most recently appeared on "America's Got Talent." His album "Vegan Mind Meld... Read More →
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Unstoppable Failure

Comprised of the rotating cast of John McIntosh, Brian O'Sullivan, and The Brothers Schraeder (A.J. and Al-don) Unstoppable Failure adds a full cup of absurdity to a table spoon social satire and then beats it all together with some cerebral silliness...they also watch a lot of cooking videos on Facebook.



Friday January 27, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

Reunited with Josh Androsky and Bryan Cook and guests John Michael Higgins, Michael Hitchcock, Jessica Makinson and Heather Thomson
REUNITED brings together the casts of beloved sitcoms for in-depth panel discussions, Q & A sessions, and table-reads of classic scenes.

The catch? The shows never existed, except in the minds of hosts/show-creators Josh Androsky ("SpongeBob SquarePants") and Bryan Cook (Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction.)

Oh, and none of the guests have any prior knowledge of the series they “starred” on.

Previous performers include: John Michael Higgins, Baron Vaughn, James Urbaniak, Janet Varney, Kyle Kinane, Jake Fogelnest, Karen Kilgariff, and Rory Scovel. $22

Performers
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Bryan Cook

Bryan Cook is the host and creator of the live show and podcast Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction, presented every month at the esteemed Nerdmelt Theater in LA, as well as all over the US. He was featured in the comedy special Dancing Around the Shit Fire with Kyle Kinane, and has performed at JFL Chicago, Outside Lands (SF), High Plains Comedy Fest (Denver), SF Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Fest (Portland), Riot LA, and Bumbershoot (Seattle). He... Read More →
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Heather Thomson

Mostly Heather Thomson is trying to get from day to day or hour to hour depending on how things are "going." When she's not doing that she's charming audiences with her delightfully agitated thoughts and ramblings. She performs regularly at the Hollywood Improv, UCB Theater, Nerdmelt and for a lot of gay men. She starred in her own web series "Print Models," where she cast herself as a model and dared anyone to question that, and produced the... Read More →
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Jessica Makinson

Jessica Makinson has been an actor/writer by trade living in Los Angeles for 15 years. Her TV credits include "Halfway Home," "Maron" and "South Park".
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John Michael Higgins

Michael Higgins is a double hyphenate: he’s sort-of well-known for being a member of the Christopher Guest “company,” starring in such films as "Best in Show" and "A Mighty Wind." But before becoming a disreputable light improvisational comedic actor he spent twenty years on the New York and regional stages doing lots of things that nobody gives a shit about anymore. Then, after playing David Letterman in the HBO film"The Late... Read More →
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Josh Androsky

Josh Androsky quit high school early to pursue his love of television. By 20, he was a full time writer. When he was like 22 he wrote/produced FOX’s "New Year’s Eve Live." Weird, right? Scott Weiland was there and it went about the way you’d assume. At 23, Josh started doing stand-up comedy and has since performed at festivals and venues across the nation, appeared on "This American Life," SyFy’s "Sharkmania," truTV's... Read More →
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Michael Hitchcock

From his critically-acclaimed roles in film and television to his award-winning work as a writer and producer, Michael Hitchcock has earned a solid reputation in the entertainment industry. | | As an actor, Hitchcock is featured in two of 2011’s most popular films. He portrayed “Deputy Rosko” in Super 8 written and directed by J.J. Abrams and produced by Steven Spielberg, and he also appeared as Kristen Wiig’s boss... Read More →



Friday January 27, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Annie Lederman & Carmen Lynch, Hosted by Nathan Habib
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.

One of the most original stand-up comedians working today. A recovering alcoholic and erstwhile waitress, Lederman keeps her humor salty and sharp, delivering zingers that are equally honest and hilarious. Currently a cast member on MTV's Girl Code but you've also seen her on Comedy Central's "@midnight", "Adam Devine's House Party" and as a regular on E!'s "Chelsea Lately", "The Soup Investigates with Joel McHale", "Gotham Comedy Live", MTV's "Money From Strangers", and heard her voice on "Opie and Anthony" and as "Cheryl" alongside JB Smoove in the latest "Grand Theft Auto" video game. Follow her on twitter and instagram: @annielederman and like her on facebook: www.facebook.com/annieledz

Carmen Lynch is a NYC-based comedian who recently made her second appearance on “The Late Show with David Letterman.” She's twice been a semi-finalist on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and has performed several times for the troops in Iraq and Kuwait. Carmen has also appeared on Comedy Central’s “Inside Amy Schumer” and HBO Canada’s “Funny As Hell.” For other exciting stuff follow her on twitter at @lynchcarmen and visit www.carmenlynch.com.
$22

Performers
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Annie Lederman

Annie can most recently been seen as a cast member on MTV's “Girl Code” and as the voice of Cheryl on Grand Theft Auto 5. Annie Lederman also starred in “We Have Issues,” a pop-culture talk show on E! with co-host Julian McCullough. She has also recently appeared on “This is Not Happening” on Comedy Central, “Chelsea Lately,” “@midnight” on Comedy Central, “The Soup... Read More →
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Carmen Lynch

Carmen Lynch is a stand-up, writer, and actress currently based in Los Angeles. She recently made her second appearance on "The Late Show with David Letterman" and appeared on "Inside Amy Schumer" (Comedy Central) and "The Good Wife" (CBS). Carmen has performed for the troops on several tours in Iraq and Kuwait, and just completed a tour doing standup in Spanish throughout Spain and Costa Rica. For her thoughts and performance schedule please... Read More →
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Nathan Habib

Nathan brings a friendly personality on stage while delivering a confidently vulnerable attitude, quick banter, and tightly written bits.  His achievements mark him as a rising comic in the Bay Area performing in top venues including the iconic San Francisco theatre, the Fillmore.  His unique perspective on the most ordinary situations not only elicits laughter, but is also critically appreciated by a diverse audience.  He's a... Read More →



9:00pm

PianoFight Showcase: Blade Brown, Liss N' Sams and The Templeton Philharmonic, Hosted by Aaron Naylor
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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Aaron Naylor

Aaron Naylor is one of the fastest rising comedians in the Midwest. He has opened for Bret Ernst, Ryan Hamilton, Ali Wong, Eddie Ifft, and Tony Hinchcliffe. He has performed in comedy festivals in Orlando, New York City, Sacramento, Grand Rapids, Phoenix, and several in the MO/KS area. 
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Blade Brown

Coming live and direct from Hollywood, CA it’s… Blade Brown! This is the dopest sketch team on the block! Blade Brown was formed in 2015 by comedians Myrone Sumner & Vlad Perez. Their members are a collection of writers and performers from the 2016 CBS Diversity showcase, iO West Mainstage, UCB, Nerdist, and Second City Hollywood. They are a diverse group of performers that bring that urban slice of life theme to any sketch... Read More →
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Liss n' Sams

When Second City Alum Joe Liss and Bay Area veteran performer/teacher Marcus Sams performed their 1st scene together in a Leela Armando Show comic lightning struck. They were anointed by (who improvOlympic Guru Del Close called), “The Gods”! They instantly felt the improv Karma that transformed into… Liss n’ Sams! Now from a single suggestion Liss n’ Sams perform action-packed improv that runs down the rabbit hole... Read More →
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The Templeton Philharmonic

The Templeton Philharmonic are a comedy duo from Toronto, Canada. Writers and performers Gwynne Phillips ("Sensitive Skin", "Odd Squad") and Briana Templeton ("The Expanse", "The Beaverton") are known for their darkly surreal sketches and mad cap dance sequences. They've picked up several awards for their work including "Best Comedy Duo" at L.A. Comedy Festival, and "Producer's Pick" at Toronto Sketchfest. They have also performed at the New York... Read More →



Friday January 27, 2017 9:00pm - 10:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

9:00pm

Live at The Alamo with Shanti Charan, Kazu Kusano, Spencer Latham, Chad Opitz, Jules Posner, Aviva Siegel and Ta'Vi, Hosted by Phil Griffiths
Remember The Alamo -- and the time that you saw SF Sketchfest take over House 5 for a series of stand-up comedy showcases with some of the best emerging joke tellers in the nation! And a few from Canada, too. $15

Performers
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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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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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Jules Posner

Jules Posner is like if the cool older kid who used to buy you beer ended up becoming a comedian instead of a meth dealer. The most relaxed man in California, Jules mixes laid-back observations, laid-back riffing and laid-back flannel shirts into an act that has won him constant bookings at every major comedy club in the Bay Area. He is one of those comics whose writing and delivery make standup seem like it’s just a funny person talking... Read More →
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Kazu Kusano

Japanese comedienne, Kazu Kusano, drops a bomb on the status quo of the perception of Asian women. Through her quirky humor, you will witness the odd experiences of a Japanese woman in 21st century America. She is the undefeated champion of Joke-E-Oke, the joke karaoke contest at the San Francisco Sketch Festival. Recently, she made her first international appearance at Asiafest in Adelaide, Australia.
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Phil Griffiths

As far as mid-life crisis go, Phil Griffiths’ wife stacks his career in stand up comedy as better than a drug addiction but worse than him having a mistress. With his dry deadpan humor, Phil performs all over the Bay Area and shares his slightly off observations on fatherhood. Phil has opened for Brad Williams, Jermaine Fowler and Myq Kaplan. He was recently in the San Diego, Sacramento, Chico and Santa Cruz Comedy Festivals and is... Read More →
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Shanti Charan

Shanti’s bubbly personality and contagious smile lure in audiences and her comedic abilities keep them laughing. She is a Bay Area favorite, producer of the monthly show Oakland Comedy Shop, and a regular at every local club including both San Francisco and Sacramento Punch Line, Cobb's, Rooster T Feathers and The Improv. She is also the Host and Producer of the new culinary comedy web series, Mixing Masala. Shanti has had the opportunity... Read More →
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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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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 →



10:00pm

The Wahlberg Solution with Daniel Van Kirk and guests April Richardson, Kenny Stevenson and more
LIVE from SF Sketchfest, Mark Wahlberg (Daniel Van Kirk) and his very famous A-list friends solve the problems of the world (because Donnie can’t). They’ll cover very important topics, discuss current news and events, and if you’re lucky, Mark will make out with you in the parking lot after the show. $20

Performers
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April Richardson

April Richardson is a stand-up comedian who grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, but now lives in Los Angeles. Okay, I'm going to end the third-person charade right there. Hi! I've written for and been a regular panelist on "Chelsea Lately," I co-hosted (along with Chris Fairbanks) a show called "Almost Genius" on TruTV for two seasons, I'm on Comedy Central's "@midnight" pretty often, and I'm on the road a lot as Chris Hardwick's feature act, as well as... Read More →
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Daniel Van Kirk

Daniel Van Kirk grew up in Rochelle, IL and lived in Chicago for years as he started his career as an actor and comedian at the famed The Second City Theatre. | | Since moving to Los Angeles, Daniel has become part of both the stand-up and improv/sketch communities, working with the UCB Theatre, The Nerdist Channel, College Humor, and the comedy podcast network, Earwolf.com. Every week, Daniel can be heard co-hosting the podcast, "Sklarbro... Read More →



Friday January 27, 2017 10:00pm - 11:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

10:00pm

Andy Kindler's Particular Show with Kevin Allison, Sean Cullen, Dana Gould, Annie Lederman, Seth Morris, and Sasheer Zamata
Andy Kindler chooses from his rolodex (Rolex?) of comedy superstars from LA and around the world (New York) to present a hilarious (his words) and very Particular show. Andy’s the host. It’s his party and he will do time in between each comic if he wants to.

Andy Kindler was a frequent guest on "The Late Show with David Letterman" with over 40 appearances. He currently recurs on IFC’s "Maron," Comedy Central’s "Tosh.O" and is Mort the Mortician on Fox’s hit animation show "Bob’s Burgers."
$25

Performers
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Andy Kindler

Andy Kindler is known in comedy circles as a troublemaker. Originally from New York, and now complaining from California, he annoys people all over the world. | | Andy is a frequent guest and correspondent for The Late Show with David Letterman. Each summer at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal he delivers the State of the Industry address to a packed ballroom filled with comics and Hollywood industry types. He is infamous for his... Read More →
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Annie Lederman

Annie can most recently been seen as a cast member on MTV's “Girl Code” and as the voice of Cheryl on Grand Theft Auto 5. Annie Lederman also starred in “We Have Issues,” a pop-culture talk show on E! with co-host Julian McCullough. She has also recently appeared on “This is Not Happening” on Comedy Central, “Chelsea Lately,” “@midnight” on Comedy Central, “The Soup... Read More →
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Dana Gould

Dana Gould began his professional comedy career at the age of seventeen, and spent the next twenty years or so performing in the halcyon days of “The Comedy Boom”. Dana has several HBO specials to his credit as well guest appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night With Conan O’Brien, Maron and Real Time with Bill Maher. He has also had memorable appearances on Anger Management, Seinfeld and The Ben Stiller Show, and was a... Read More →
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Kevin Allison

Kevin Allison is the creator of the live storytelling podcast RISK! (www.risk-show.com ), and a member of the legendary comedy troupe The State, known for their series on MTV. He has appeared in "Reno 911!," VH1′s "Best Week Ever," Comedy Central’s "Viva Variety" and "Stella," and HBO’s "Flight of the Conchords." Kevin has written for The Village Voice, The New York Press, Film Journal and more. He has taught sketch comedy and... Read More →
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Sasheer Zamata

Sasheer Zamata is a comedian, actress, writer and current cast member on "Saturday Night Live." She performs improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater (with BUCKY and Doppelganger) and stand up at colleges and clubs across the country. She has appeared on "Inside Amy Schumer," "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell," ABC's "Would You Fall For That," and "This American Life." She co-created and co-starred in the webseries "Pursuit of Sexiness... Read More →
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Sean Cullen

Sean Cullen is a multi-award winning comedian, actor and writer who has toured the world performing his unique musical and improvisational comedy. You've seen his many TV appearances on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno", "The Late Late Show," as a finalist on "Last Comic Standing" and a guest on the Ellen Degeneres' CBC Sitcom and "Ellen's Really Big Show" on TBS. In Canada he has appeared on Comedy Network’s "Match Game," Just for Laughs... Read More →
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Seth Morris

Seth Morris is an actor and writer what lives in LA. He's written for Funny Or Die, "Children's Hospital," "The Eric Andre Show" and "Kroll Show." He's acted in "Kroll Show," "Parks and Recreation," "Broad City" and "Comedy Bang Bang."



Friday January 27, 2017 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:00pm

I'm New Here -- Can You Show Me Around? with Jon Ronson and Maeve Higgins and guests Roman Mars, Liz Ridge, Dulce Sloan and Sasheer Zamata
Sometimes the only thing to do is to move to New York City. So you do it. You take a deep breath, you move here, you take a look around and you breathe out. That exhale might sound like a terrified scream, or a delighted giggle. Who knows? Jon Ronson does! Maeve Higgins does! Two funny people – Jon Ronson (writer, showgirl) and Maeve Higgins (comedian, legend) bring you new writing, great stand up and super fresh interviews with other strangers from strange lands. $25 21+

Due to a change in her schedule, Nicole Byer will no longer be appearing. Liz Ridge has been added.

Performers
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Dulcé Sloan

Dulcé was honored as the 2015 NBC Stand Up Showcase Winner and as a 2015 Montreal Just For Laughs New Face. Dulcé is truly a unique emerging voice in the world of comedy. She offers a fresh and honest perspective that is extremely rare to find. A favorite among audiences, she was voted runner-up in the 2015 Atlanta’s Laughing Skull Comedy Festival. Most recently, she was cast in the pilot of the Amy Poehler project “Dumb... Read More →
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Jon Ronson

Jon Ronson's nonfiction books "So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed," "The Psychopath Test," "Them: Adventures with Extremists," "Lost at Sea" and "The Men Who Stare At Goats" have all been international and/or New York Times bestsellers. "The Psychopath Test" spent nearly two years on the UK bestseller list. His books have been translated into more than 26 languages. | | "The Men Who Stare At Goats" was adapted into a film starring George... Read More →
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Liz Ridge

Liz Ridge is from New Hampshire, where she spent much of her time out in the woods playing with her best friends: Oreos, Cheez-Its, and Ice Cream. She grew her boobs later on and those were pretty good for a while. Liz started performing stand-up comedy in Boston in 2011, where she over-shared her personal challenges and emotional issues to the awkward laughter of literally dozens of people. She has simultaneously won accolades from and been... Read More →
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Maeve Higgins

A TV star in her native Ireland, Maeve Higgins has performed all over the world, including in Edinburgh, Melbourne and, most recently, Erbil. Now based in New York, she’s made a name for herself there too. In a good way! She co-hosts Neil deGrasse Tyson’s StarTalk on National Geographic and has appeared in Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer. Maeve hosts a live show every month with author Jon Ronson and is a frequent guest at the... Read More →
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Roman Mars

Photo credit: Bert Johnson | | Roman Mars is the host and creator of 99% Invisible, a short radio show about design and architecture. With over 140 million downloads, the 99% Invisible podcast is one of the most popular podcasts in the world. "Fast Company" named him one of the 100 Most Creative People in 2013. He was a TED main stage speaker in 2015. It is currently the most popular TED Talk about design with over 3.5 million views. His crowd... Read More →
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Sasheer Zamata

Sasheer Zamata is a comedian, actress, writer and current cast member on "Saturday Night Live." She performs improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater (with BUCKY and Doppelganger) and stand up at colleges and clubs across the country. She has appeared on "Inside Amy Schumer," "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell," ABC's "Would You Fall For That," and "This American Life." She co-created and co-starred in the webseries "Pursuit of Sexiness... Read More →



Friday January 27, 2017 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

10:00pm

TOMORROW! with Ron Lynch and guests Sean Cullen, Dana Gould, Morgan Jay, Pam Severns and more
TOMORROW! with RON LYNCH

TOMORROW! with RON LYNCH is an ever changing variety show, hosted and driven by the unique comedy style of RON LYNCH. TOMORROW! has been performed for sold-out audiences in Los Angeles for 11 years, and operates on the principal of comedy, music, and weirdness. Each show will share with the audience magical performances that will open their eyes to something new. Previous guests of the show have included knife throwers, contortionists, opera singers, object manipulators, magicians, song writers, and some of the funniest people on the planet. Co-hosts have included: John C. Reilly, Mary Lynn Rajskub ("24"), Dave Foley and Scott Thompson ("Kids in the Hall"), Dave Higgins ("Mike and Molly)" and Frank Conniff ("MST3K").

Best Variety Show for Night Owls Los Angeles 2011 "The Tomorrow! Show is guaranteed to be one of your weirdest encounters with the L.A. entertainment scene. It's raw and experimental. But the inventive weekly acts are a welcome reminder that you can always start anew tomorrow — and that's worth a late night in Hollywood." LA WEEKLY

"One of LA’s best comedy shows just happens to be one of its longest running ones, The Tomorrow Show hosted by Ron Lynch. Currently, it’s going on 8 (11) years out of The Steve Allen Theater bringing us all the bizarre hilarity of a true, blue variety comedy show with everything from classic stand up to not so classic stand up to someone making a cheeseburger spin on an umbrella to bad dating shows to wonderful music to old school carnies to some pretty fantastic magic, and, of course, the comedic brilliance of Ron Lynch." THE COMEDY BUREAU, LOS ANGELES $20

Performers
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Dana Gould

Dana Gould began his professional comedy career at the age of seventeen, and spent the next twenty years or so performing in the halcyon days of “The Comedy Boom”. Dana has several HBO specials to his credit as well guest appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night With Conan O’Brien, Maron and Real Time with Bill Maher. He has also had memorable appearances on Anger Management, Seinfeld and The Ben Stiller Show, and was a... Read More →
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Morgan Jay

Morgan Jay is a performer based out of Los Angeles.  Originally from New Jersey, he started his career in NYC where he attended the Tisch School of the Arts.  Morgan is a skilled stand up comedian and actor who can now be seen serenading audiences with his sultry musical comedy.  Check out his album on iTunes and his music videos and sketches on youtube!
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Pam Severns

Pam Severns is a puppeteer and performer on both stage and screen. She was a producer on the PBS documentary series, "In Their Own Words," on the life and work of Jim Henson, and has worked as a puppeteer on shows for IFC, MTV, Seeso, and Amazon. Her videos have screened at events nationwide and she can be found performing live puppetry and comedy around Los Angeles.
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Ron Lynch

RON LYNCH has been performing comedy for 38 years, and is considered one of the forefathers of alternative comedy. Ron was part of the Boston comedy scene that spawned such comics as Steven Wright, Paula Poundstone, Bobcat Goldthwait, Marc Maron, and others featured in the documentary, "When Comedy Was King". Ron studied theater in New York, and improvisation at Second City Chicago. His credits include "Portlandia," "The Sara Silverman Program... Read More →
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Sean Cullen

Sean Cullen is a multi-award winning comedian, actor and writer who has toured the world performing his unique musical and improvisational comedy. You've seen his many TV appearances on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno", "The Late Late Show," as a finalist on "Last Comic Standing" and a guest on the Ellen Degeneres' CBC Sitcom and "Ellen's Really Big Show" on TBS. In Canada he has appeared on Comedy Network’s "Match Game," Just for Laughs... Read More →



Friday January 27, 2017 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Doc's Lab 124 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

10:15pm

The Latino Comedy Project: Gentrif*cked, Nicole Calasich
In “Gentrif*cked” Emmy-nominated sketch troupe The Latino Comedy Project examines the causes and consequences of gentrification as it affects communities across America. The LCP asks: What happens when a community’s piñata shops are demolished and replaced with vegan cat-friendly coffeehouses? When neighborhood flea markets are transformed overnight into luxury condos? When Mexicans are replaced with obsessively dog-walking paddleboard enthusiasts? Through a dynamic mixture of live sketches and original videos, the LCP provides all the hard answers in “Gentrif*cked.” $18

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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The Latino Comedy Project

The Latino Comedy Project (LCP) is an Emmy-nominated multimedia sketch troupe known for fast-paced socio-political commentary and pop culture parody. | | The LCP’s YouTube comedy videos have amassed over fourteen million views worldwide. The LCP cast also developed, wrote and starred in an MTV3 comedy branding campaign for which the group received an Emmy nomination. | | “The San Francisco Chronicle” called The LCP... Read More →



Friday January 27, 2017 10:15pm - 11:35pm
Brava Studio Theater 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:15pm

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Annie Lederman & Carmen Lynch, Hosted by Nathan Habib
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.

One of the most original stand-up comedians working today. A recovering alcoholic and erstwhile waitress, Lederman keeps her humor salty and sharp, delivering zingers that are equally honest and hilarious. Currently a cast member on MTV's Girl Code but you've also seen her on Comedy Central's "@midnight", "Adam Devine's House Party" and as a regular on E!'s "Chelsea Lately", "The Soup Investigates with Joel McHale", "Gotham Comedy Live", MTV's "Money From Strangers", and heard her voice on "Opie and Anthony" and as "Cheryl" alongside JB Smoove in the latest "Grand Theft Auto" video game. Follow her on twitter and instagram: @annielederman and like her on facebook: www.facebook.com/annieledz

Carmen Lynch is a NYC-based comedian who recently made her second appearance on “The Late Show with David Letterman.” She's twice been a semi-finalist on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and has performed several times for the troops in Iraq and Kuwait. Carmen has also appeared on Comedy Central’s “Inside Amy Schumer” and HBO Canada’s “Funny As Hell.” For other exciting stuff follow her on twitter at @lynchcarmen and visit www.carmenlynch.com.
$22

Performers
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Annie Lederman

Annie can most recently been seen as a cast member on MTV's “Girl Code” and as the voice of Cheryl on Grand Theft Auto 5. Annie Lederman also starred in “We Have Issues,” a pop-culture talk show on E! with co-host Julian McCullough. She has also recently appeared on “This is Not Happening” on Comedy Central, “Chelsea Lately,” “@midnight” on Comedy Central, “The Soup... Read More →
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Carmen Lynch

Carmen Lynch is a stand-up, writer, and actress currently based in Los Angeles. She recently made her second appearance on "The Late Show with David Letterman" and appeared on "Inside Amy Schumer" (Comedy Central) and "The Good Wife" (CBS). Carmen has performed for the troops on several tours in Iraq and Kuwait, and just completed a tour doing standup in Spanish throughout Spain and Costa Rica. For her thoughts and performance schedule please... Read More →
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Nathan Habib

Nathan brings a friendly personality on stage while delivering a confidently vulnerable attitude, quick banter, and tightly written bits.  His achievements mark him as a rising comic in the Bay Area performing in top venues including the iconic San Francisco theatre, the Fillmore.  His unique perspective on the most ordinary situations not only elicits laughter, but is also critically appreciated by a diverse audience.  He's a... Read More →



Friday January 27, 2017 10:15pm - 11:45pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

10:30pm

Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction with Bryan Cook and guests Josh Androsky, Jesse Elias, Myq Kaplan, Amy Miller, Arden Myrin, Gareth Reynolds, JoAnn Schinderle, and Cole Stratton
Bryan Cook hosts the live show and podcast that holds the esteemed honor of being the internet’s #1 most trusted source for Muppet boners and horny loners. Comedians compete writing and performing Erotic Fan Fiction pieces, based upon their whims or audience suggestion.

Rolling Stone listed the show as one of its “Best Comedy Podcasts Right Now,” calling it “foul, outrageous… and compelling” with jokes that “transcend porn mechanics to become a titillating delight.”

Come see why Laughspin.Com said CEFF "might be one of my favorite comedy shows I’ve ever taken in. Period." $25

Due to a change in his schedule, Guy Branum will no longer be appearing. Gareth Reynolds has been added.

Performers
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Amy Miller

Amy Miller is a fast-rising talent on the West Coast and national scene. Originally from Oakland, California Amy found her comedy chops in the Bay Area scene and is still a favorite at the San Francisco Punch Line and Cobb’s Comedy Club. After a move to Portland, Amy quickly rose to the top of the Northwest comedy scene, winning Portland’s Funniest Comedian in Helium Comedy Club’s contest, as well as being voted Portland’s... Read More →
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Arden Myrin

Actress and comedian Arden Myrin became a new cast member on Showtime’s "Shameless" Season 7, and recently appeared in the world premiere of Steve Martin’s new play "Meteor Shower." As a comedian Arden tours across the country and co-hosts a comedy show The Tinkle Twins at Meltdown Comics with Dana Gould. Arden appeared on "Chelsea Lately" over 100 times, and is a regular panelist on "@Midnight." She was a cast member of "MadTV" for... Read More →
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Bryan Cook

Bryan Cook is the host and creator of the live show and podcast Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction, presented every month at the esteemed Nerdmelt Theater in LA, as well as all over the US. He was featured in the comedy special Dancing Around the Shit Fire with Kyle Kinane, and has performed at JFL Chicago, Outside Lands (SF), High Plains Comedy Fest (Denver), SF Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Fest (Portland), Riot LA, and Bumbershoot (Seattle). He... 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 →
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Gareth Reynolds

GARETH REYNOLDS hails from the sweet streets of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After moving to Los Angeles, Gareth starred in NBC’s ‘The Real Wedding Crashers’ which was as creatively stimulating as it was successful. He then began producing and writing, making shows at Comedy Central, the Travel Channel, and MTV. In 2015 he began an American History podcast called ‘The Dollop’ with Dave Anthony. He appears in a lead role... 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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JoAnn Schinderle

JoAnn Schinderle has performed across the country in such festivals as Bumbershoot, Bridgetown, Chicago Comedy Exposition, SF Sketchfest, Hell Yes Fest, All Jane, as well as having won multiple rounds of Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction.As a working stand-up at Helium Comedy Club- Portland, her humor is relatable, snarky, and has a storytelling style that will make you feel like she’s your best friend letting you in on a secret. JoAnn has... Read More →
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Josh Androsky

Josh Androsky quit high school early to pursue his love of television. By 20, he was a full time writer. When he was like 22 he wrote/produced FOX’s "New Year’s Eve Live." Weird, right? Scott Weiland was there and it went about the way you’d assume. At 23, Josh started doing stand-up comedy and has since performed at festivals and venues across the nation, appeared on "This American Life," SyFy’s "Sharkmania," truTV's... Read More →
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Myq Kaplan

Photo credit: Mindy Tucker | | Myq Kaplan is a comedian named Mike Kaplan. He has been seen on "The Tonight Show," "Conan," the "Late Show with David Letterman," "Late Night with Seth Meyers," in his own half-hour Comedy Central Presents special, and in his own one-hour special on Netflix, "Small, Dork, and Handsome." He has been a finalist on "Last Comic Standing" and most recently appeared on "America's Got Talent." His album "Vegan Mind Meld... Read More →



Friday January 27, 2017 10:30pm - 11:45pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

10:30pm

Prompter with Scott Adsit, Adam Conover, Matt Kirshen, Eliza Skinner, and more
In this hit show from Troy Conrad (Set List: Stand-Up Without A Net, Runyon: Just Above Sunset), performers improvise rejected TED Talks from a supposedly broken teleprompter. Performers find out what their demented “talk” is about only when it has already begun. When their teleprompter repeatedly goes blank throughout the talk, they make it up until the words come back on. Past guests include show regular Jimmy Pardo along with Jerrod Carmichael, Dan Harmon, Jen Kirkman, Emo Philips, Greg Proops, and Reggie Watts. The show has also run at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and recently completed a full year residency at Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. Not for the easily offended.

Hosted by Troy Conrad

www.promptertalks.com Twitter: @PrompterTalks $25

Performers
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Adam Conover

Adam Conover is the creator and host of the TruTV show "Adam Ruins Everything," which he developed as a writer / performer at the popular comedy website CollegeHumor.com. As a standup comic, he has performed at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest, and at colleges across the country. In Los Angeles, he runs "Fresh Out!" a popular weekly standup show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. He wet the bed until the 9th grade.
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Eliza Skinner

ELIZA SKINNER is an LA based comedian who TimeOutNY described as “definitely one to watch.” She has recently worked as a staff writer at FUNNY OR DIE and as both a staff writer and correspondent on FX’s TOTALLY BIASED WITH W. KAMAU BELL. She also appeared on the new version VH1’s Best Week Ever. Eliza has performed all over the world, including SXSW, the NY Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe. She has appeared on TBS’ Are we... Read More →
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Matt Kirshen

London born Matt Kirshen's precision wit has earned him an impressive reputation on the international comedy circuit. Most recently his appearances on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," Paul Provenza’s "Green Room," The Nerdist, Set List, Stand-Up Without A Net, and as a finalist on NBC's "Last Comic Standing" has earned him a whole new host of fans in the United States and a surprising number of other... Read More →
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Scott Adsit

Scott Adsit won the Joseph Jefferson Award for his work at The Second City Theater in Chicago and still improvises at the Upright Citizens Brigade in Manhattan. Adsit has appeared in many television shows most notably, playing producer Pete Hornberger on NBC’s Emmy Award-winning “30 Rock.” Other television credits include “The Office,” “Malcolm in the Middle,” “Huff,” “Alias,” “CSI Miami,” “Friends” and “Curb... Read More →



Friday January 27, 2017 10:30pm - 11:55pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

11:00pm

PianoFight Showcase: The DK and Morgan Show, Improv Lab and Straitjacket Society, Hosted by Tommy McNamara
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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Improv Lab

Improv Lab merges open scene work and fast, seamless transitions with committed, truthful acting with a variety of bold, fully embodied characters living in imaginary (and often absurd) circumstances. We like to “get right to it,” without a lot of chatter, setup, or fluff. Our play ranges from straight-up narrative scene work to physical, musical, and purely conceptual. Truthfully, anything can happen! | In their first two years... Read More →
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Straitjacket Society

Straitjacket Society is an underground, LA-based sketch comedy group.  We have performed all around the Los Angeles comedy scene and recently made our San Francisco SketchFest debut. Winners of the 2015 Funny Women's Festival sketch cage match, held at iO West, and coming from a sold out show at the Comedy Central Stage, SJS is committed to comedy.
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The DK and Morgan Show

The DK and Morgan Show is a sketch, improv, and stand-up comedy duo from the wilds of the far Northwest (but now they live in LA). DK and Morgan throw nothing but curveballs. Mustering myriad styles, far-ranging premises, and immeasurable amounts of charisma, they will charm your socks off, and then they will knock your socks off. Bottom line: Wear three pairs of socks! 
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Tommy McNamara

Tommy McNamara is a comedian in New York. He is a Sports Headline Contributor for the Onion and was featured on the Show Show on SeeSo. Tommy has performed at respected comedy venues all over America, including: The Improv, UCB (NY & LA), Knitting Factory, The Comedy Attic, Zanies, Up Comedy Club, Laugh Factory Chicago regular) and the Lincoln Lodge (cast member). Tommy has performed on the side stage of the Oddball Comedy Festival , Great... Read More →



Friday January 27, 2017 11:00pm - Saturday January 28, 2017 12:30am
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Saturday, January 28
 

10:00am

Storytelling Skills: Wow Your Crowd Workshop with Kevin Allison, founder of RISK!
From the bar to the boardroom, a well-told tale makes the best impression. The Story Studio’s "Wow Your Crowd" workshop, taught by Kevin Allison, provides students with the tools to grab listener's attention, appeal to their emotions and maybe even inspire their action. Kevin creates a friendly, social environment in which you can rehearse your work and receive feedback. You'll learn how to include the 6 Senses to trigger emotional responses. You'll master the 5 Beats of classic story structure. And you'll learn how to drive a narrative arc toward a resonant end. Your audience will remember the ideas conveyed in your story long after you have gone. This workshop is an overview of some of the tools and principles taught by Kevin Allison in his 6-week storytelling class at The Story Studio in New York City.

Kevin Allison is the creator of the live storytelling podcast RISK!, and a member of the legendary comedy troupe The State, known for their series on MTV. He has appeared in "Reno 911!," VH1’s "Best Week Ever," Comedy Central’s "Viva Variety" and "Stella," and HBO’s "Flight of the Conchords." Kevin has written for The Village Voice, The New York Press, Film Journal and more. He has taught sketch comedy and cinema studies at The Peoples Improv Theater, The Philly Improv Theater and New York University. Kevin is the founder of The Story Studio, a school for storytelling.
$75

Performers
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Kevin Allison

Kevin Allison is the creator of the live storytelling podcast RISK! (www.risk-show.com ), and a member of the legendary comedy troupe The State, known for their series on MTV. He has appeared in "Reno 911!," VH1′s "Best Week Ever," Comedy Central’s "Viva Variety" and "Stella," and HBO’s "Flight of the Conchords." Kevin has written for The Village Voice, The New York Press, Film Journal and more. He has taught sketch comedy and... Read More →



Saturday January 28, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

11:00am

Story Pirates, with special guests Patton Oswalt and Sasheer Zamata
Story Pirates is a national troupe of actors, comedians, musicians, and teaching artists whose mission is to celebrate the words and ideas of young people. Founded in 2003 and dually based in New York and Los Angeles, Story Pirates is best known for its acclaimed creative writing programs, which have been profiled in Education Week, on NBC Nightly News, and on "The Today Show." Story Pirates regularly collaborate with top comedians and actors, such as Jon Stewart, Conan O'Brien, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Kristen Schaal, Sasheer Zamata, Nick Kroll, Aubrey Plaza, Josh Gad, and Ana Gasteyer. Cast members have performed in lead roles in major Broadway productions, often appear on television and film, publish books for young readers, and are on the writing staffs of television shows such as "Late Night with Seth Meyers," "Workaholics," "Saturday Night Live," and "The Daily Show."

The company’s acclaimed programs and professional development services for teachers are in place at over 350 schools from coast to coast, and their podcasts are heard by kids and adults around the world. $20

Performers
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Patton Oswalt

Patton Oswalt began performing standup as early as the 1980's and has grown to be one of comedy's most lauded comedic minds. | | From headlining at comedy clubs all over the United States since 1996 and appearing in his own numerous standup specials on Comedy Central and HBO to regular roles in beloved television series ("The King of Queens," "United States of Tara" and more), Patton has continued to evolve and build on his unique, sharp, and... Read More →
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Sasheer Zamata

Sasheer Zamata is a comedian, actress, writer and current cast member on "Saturday Night Live." She performs improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater (with BUCKY and Doppelganger) and stand up at colleges and clubs across the country. She has appeared on "Inside Amy Schumer," "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell," ABC's "Would You Fall For That," and "This American Life." She co-created and co-starred in the webseries "Pursuit of Sexiness... Read More →



2:00pm

Zamata & Byer with Sasheer Zamata & Nicole Byer / Sadie Hawkins Day, Hosted by Matt Kirshen
Join Sasheer Zamata ("Saturday Night Live") and Nicole Byer (MTV's "Girl Code") for an afternoon of improvisational comedy! With an opening sketch comedy set by Sadie Hawkins Day. Hosted by Matt Kirshen ("Last Comic Standing") $25 21+

Performers
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Matt Kirshen

London born Matt Kirshen's precision wit has earned him an impressive reputation on the international comedy circuit. Most recently his appearances on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," Paul Provenza’s "Green Room," The Nerdist, Set List, Stand-Up Without A Net, and as a finalist on NBC's "Last Comic Standing" has earned him a whole new host of fans in the United States and a surprising number of other... Read More →
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Nicole Byer

Nicole Byer is the breakout star of MTV’s hit show, "Girl Code,"and now regularly appears all over the network. She has appeared on Netflix’s "Lady Dynamite," NBC’s "30 Rock" and is starring in/co-hosting Fox’s new Saturday Night Sketch Comedy Series produced by Lonely Island. Her web series (With Shasheer Samata/SNL) "Pursuit of Sexiness" has received national attention. Nicole is gearing up to produce and star in her own... Read More →
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Sadie Hawkins Day

‘Sadie Hawkins Day: love knows no bounds’ by Matt Barats and John ReynoldsOn the night where the girls ask the boys, it's finally the teacher's turn. Haters gonna hate and lovers gonna love, but at the end of the night "you can do it all night long"
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Sasheer Zamata

Sasheer Zamata is a comedian, actress, writer and current cast member on "Saturday Night Live." She performs improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater (with BUCKY and Doppelganger) and stand up at colleges and clubs across the country. She has appeared on "Inside Amy Schumer," "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell," ABC's "Would You Fall For That," and "This American Life." She co-created and co-starred in the webseries "Pursuit of Sexiness... Read More →



Saturday January 28, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

2:00pm

An Afternoon with 'The Venture Bros.' with Jackson Publick, Michael Sinterniklaas, Dana Snyder and James Urbaniak, moderated by Dana Gould
They're baaaaack! Want action? Adventure? Comedy? Then look no further than “The Venture Bros.”! A staple of Adult Swim’s animated late-night shows, “The Venture Bros.” follows the unpredictable adventures of twin thrillseekers Hank and Dean Venture. Join creator/director Jackson Publick (Hank Venture), Michael Sinterniklass (Dean Venture), Dana Snyder (The Alchemist) and James Urbaniak (Dr. Venture) for an afternoon of all-things Venture! Moderated by Dana Gould ("The Simpsons," "Stan Against Evil") $20

Due to a change in his schedule, Paul Boocock will no longer be appearing. Jackson Publick has joined the show.

Performers
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Dana Gould

Dana Gould began his professional comedy career at the age of seventeen, and spent the next twenty years or so performing in the halcyon days of “The Comedy Boom”. Dana has several HBO specials to his credit as well guest appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night With Conan O’Brien, Maron and Real Time with Bill Maher. He has also had memorable appearances on Anger Management, Seinfeld and The Ben Stiller Show, and was a... Read More →
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Dana Snyder

A native of the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania, Dana Snyder grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada and graduated from Las Vegas High School in 1992 and Webster University in Missouri. He claims to be “slightly dyslexic”. He has been married since 2005 to Christine “Sweetie” Snyder, who has made frequent appearances in his official podcast. | | Snyder is well known as the voice of Master Shake on “Aqua Team Hunger... 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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James Urbaniak

Photo credit: Shiloh Strong | | James Urbaniak plays Arthur on Hulu's "Difficult People," Grant on Comedy Central's "Review" and is the voice of Dr. Venture on Adult Swim's "The Venture Bros.” Other TV credits include “The Office,” "Homeland," "Sex and the City," "Dice," "Dr. Ken," "Adventure Time" and many red herrings and psychopaths on some of America's most popular crime procedurals. Films... Read More →
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Michael Sinterniklaas

Michael Sinterniklaas was born on August 13th, 1972 in Nice, France near the French Riviera. He moved around alot as a child, living in such places as Lucerne, Switzerland and London, England. Michael first moved to the United States when he was 10 years old, living first in Las Vegas, Nevada, then Austin, Texas. Soon he was able to attend Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts and moved to New York. Michael... Read More →



Saturday January 28, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

2:00pm

truTV presents Adam Ruins Panel Discussions: Inside 'Adam Ruins Everything' with Adam Conover and Co-Executive Producer Jon Wolf, moderated by Eliza Skinner
truTV presents a look inside "Adam Ruins Everything" with star and executive producer Adam Conover and co-executive producer Jon Wolf, moderated by frequent guest Eliza Skinner. In "Adam Ruins Everything," host and investigative comedian Adam Conover embarks on a comically inventive yet unrelentingly serious quest to reveal the hidden truths behind everything you know and love. Tackling topics ranging from the workplace and voting to forensic science and security, he gives you not just fun facts to share with your friends, but information that will make you see the world in a whole new way. If knowledge is power, then Adam Conover will have you laughing all the way to the top. $20

Performers
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Adam Conover

Adam Conover is the creator and host of the TruTV show "Adam Ruins Everything," which he developed as a writer / performer at the popular comedy website CollegeHumor.com. As a standup comic, he has performed at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest, and at colleges across the country. In Los Angeles, he runs "Fresh Out!" a popular weekly standup show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. He wet the bed until the 9th grade.
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Eliza Skinner

ELIZA SKINNER is an LA based comedian who TimeOutNY described as “definitely one to watch.” She has recently worked as a staff writer at FUNNY OR DIE and as both a staff writer and correspondent on FX’s TOTALLY BIASED WITH W. KAMAU BELL. She also appeared on the new version VH1’s Best Week Ever. Eliza has performed all over the world, including SXSW, the NY Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe. She has appeared on TBS’ Are we... Read More →
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Emily Axford

Emily Axford is a writer/performer best known for her work at CollegeHumor and for playing the aptly named character "Emily" on "Adam Ruins Everything."
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Jon Wolf

Jon Wolf is currently the Executive Producer/Showrunner of the hit truTV show "Adam Ruins Everything," developed from the CollegeHumor web series of the same name. Previous television producing credits include CollegeHumor’s "Comedy Music Hall of Fame," a collaboration with IFC; "The Britishes," a series for DirecTV’s Audience network; and the pilot episode of "Middle of the Night Show" for MTV. | | Wolf first worked with... Read More →



Saturday January 28, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

2:00pm

SF Sketchfest Tribute to Tim and Eric: Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim in conversation with Tennessee Luke
SF Sketchfest pays tribute to the hilarious absurdist comedy duo Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, creators of the Adult Swim comedy series "Tom Goes to the Mayor," "Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!," "Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule" and "Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories" and the film "Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie." This is a rare chance to go behind the scenes with Tim and Eric, ya dingus.

Executive Producers, Creators, Writers, Actors
Tim Heidecker, born and raised in Allentown, Pa., and Eric Wareheim, a native of Audobon, Pa., met in 1994 as freshmen film students at Temple University. They became friends and collaborators on each other’s film and video assignments. After graduating, Tim moved to New York to pursue writing and acting while Eric stayed in Philadelphia working as a professional photographer. They stayed in close touch and met on weekends to make short films and strange bits of comedic nonsense.

One of their first pieces, “Tom Goes to The Mayor”, a short, dry conversation between two nuts talking about restaurants, ended up in Penn University’s Institute of Contemporary Art and landed a slot in the Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema. Fueled by “Tom’”s success, the duo, now officially known as Tim and Eric, created several other short films and video pieces.

Stuck in a dead-end job in New York, Heidecker began sending tapes to his comic heroes in Hollywood. One such recipient was Bob Odenkirk, creator of HBO’s “Mr. Show with Bob & David,” who loved what he saw and called Tim to offer his support. Over the next year, Tim and Eric worked with Bob to develop a TV show.

Meanwhile, Tim and Eric got lots of cool screenings in New York, showing their work before gigs from acts like The Shins, Les Savy Fav, Canned Ham and Neil Hamburger. They also performed at Tinkle (David Cross’ comedy show), the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre, Cinema Classics, The Knitting Factory and Galapagos.

Tim and Eric’s Web site, timanderic.com, started getting lots of hits from links on the “Mr. Show” site. Bob suggested Tim and Eric make another “Tom Goes to The Mayor.” This time, David Cross was a guest. In 2003, they released their own DVD called “The Ultimate DVD Collection Vol. I” and sold them through their Web site.

Then one night, Eric went to an Adult Swim party in Philadelphia and met “Aqua Teen Hunger Force” co-creator Dave Willis. Eric gave Dave a copy of Tim and Eric’s stuff. The DVD floated around the Adult Swim offices and found its way to Mike Lazzo, Cartoon Network’s senior vice president responsible for Adult Swim, who loved “Tom Goes to The Mayor.” He asked Tim and Eric to pitch a show. They liked it so much they gave Tim and Eric funds for development. Bob was brought on as an executive producer. Tim and Eric used the development money to move out to Hollywood and work on the show full time. “Tom Goes to The Ma