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Thursday, January 14 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm
SF Sketchfest NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences

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SF Sketchfest is back for NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences, an amazing night of comedy, science, eating and drinking for adults over 21! Original "Mystery Science Theater 3000" cast members Trace Beaulieu and Frank Conniff will riff short films in the Forum. In the Piazza between the Planetarium and the Rainforest enjoy stand up sets followed by Competitive Erotic Science Fan Fiction with host Bryan Cook and guests including Kevin Allison from The State and RISK!, Dave Hill, and more. In the African Hall, check out Fake Ted Talks with Paul and Storm, Scott Simpson and Adam Savage (“Mythbusters”) and the podcast Probably Science with Matt Kirshen and Andy Wood, with their guest Adam Savage. This is a night not to be missed! $15, Ages 21+

Due to a change in his schedule, Merlin Mann will no longer be appearing.  

Performers
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Adam Savage

Adam Savage has spent his life gathering skills that allow him to take what’s in his brain and make it real. He’s built everything from ancient Buddhas to futuristic weapons, from spaceships to dancing vegetables, from fine art sculptures to animated chocolate — and just about... Read More →
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Andy Wood

In addition to performing standup comedy for the last ten years at places including Bumbershoot and High Plains Comedy Festival, Andy Wood has written for and produced shows such as E!'s "Love You, Mean It" with Whitney Cummings, "Ridiculousness," the "MTV Movie Awards" and an upcoming... Read More →
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Barbara Holm

Barbara Holm has performed at the San Francisco Sketchfest, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot Arts festival, and the Women in Comedy Festival in Boston. She has written for IGN, The Portland Mercury, and the Huffington Post. She has been awarded Time Out New York’s Joke... 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... Read More →
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Casey Ley

Casey Ley’s comedy is silly, smart and has been called a little dirty and a little dark. It’s a lot like him actually. So it is also self-centered, flakey and relatively promiscuous. He started comedy in San Francisco where he was voted best comic in SF by SFWeekly and was a regular... Read More →
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Dave Hill

Host of the new “The Goddamn Dave Hill Show” on WFMU, author of "Tasteful Nudes," and a contributor to "This American Life," comedian and face-melting guitarist Dave Hill has been a fixture for years in the New York alt-comedy scene. He has appeared on MTV, Comedy Central, BBC-America... Read More →
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Frank Conniff

Frank Conniff is a comedy writer and performer who began his TV career writing for the Peabody award winning Comedy Central series "Mystery Science Theater 3000," where he also played “TV’s Frank”, the bumbling yet lovable mad scientist sidekick. He then went on to be a writer... Read More →
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Irene Tu

Irene Tu is a stand-up comic, writer, and performer from Chicago, now living in the Bay Area. Some have described her as “sarcastic” but she just tells it like it is. She has been in SF Sketchfest, Crom Comedy Festival, Limestone Comedy Festival, Cape Fear Comedy Festival, She-Devil... 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 felt trapped... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
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Paul & Storm

Paul and Storm (Paul Sabourin and Greg “Storm” DiCostanzo) are known internationally and across the Internet for their original comedy music (often with a “nerd-ish” bent). In addition to their own live performances, they are co-founders of the geek-oriented variety show w00tstock... Read More →
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Probably Science

Probably Science: Three professional comedians/incompetent scientists take you through this week in science. Incompetently. Featuring Matt Kirshen, Andy Wood, Jesse Case and special guests from the word of comedy, and occasionally science.
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Scott Simpson

Scott Simpson once came back to the U.S. from Japan by boat, lying to his girlfriend that it was for the adventure when really it was because he was afraid of flying. He’s now a full-time comedian and writer who has performed at SF Sketchfest, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and... 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... Read More →
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Trevor Hill

Trevor Hill is a stand-up comedian who sleeps in San Francisco and is awake in a variety of locations. He is cocreator and host of the critically acclaimed, topic-based | comedy show Hand to Mouth. He also produces two of San | Francisco’s most popular stand-up showcases: Misery... Read More →