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Thursday, January 21 • 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Talkies with George Chen, DJ Real, Aviva Siegel, Land Smith and guests Kelly Anneken, Ron Chapman, Kyle Mizono, John Ross, Anna Seregina and Cameron Vannini

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Talkies is a show where standup comedians work outside of their regular routines; videos, powerpoint presentations, and characters are the deal. Started by George Chen and Anna Seregina, the show has been an anchor of Lost Weekend Video's comedy programming every First Friday.

For this special Sketchfest edition, Talkies takes the PianoFight Main Stage!

"All together, it was a terrific variety show with some very talented people, done in a small space that embraces risk taking. Well done." - WeHeartMusic $15 All Ages

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Anna Seregina

Anna Seregina is a stand-up comic and performer, described as having the “worst aura.” She was named a “Comic to Watch” by the SF Weekly. She is a co-host of “Terrified,” part of the Nerdist network. She's appeared in comedy festivals (RIOT LA, SF Sketchfest, Bridgetown), hosted music festivals (Panache’s Bruise Cruise, Phono del Sol), told stories (the Moth, Porchlight), and done weird things (SF MoMA... Read More →
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Aviva Siegel

When Aviva Siegel hatched out of an egg and into the SF comedy scene, everyone was very surprised and impressed. With her deep thoughts and deep voice, she is a reliable laugh-getter, a terrific and economical writer, and an asset to every show. | | She’s currently a producer on “Talkies” & “The People Under The Stairs” at Lost Weekend Video, “‘Sup Girl?” at Cafe Royale and “The Smart Culture Show” in Oakland. She’s... Read More →
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Cameron Vannini

| Cameron Vannini is a young, up and coming 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... Read More →
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DJ Real

Nick Stargu is a musician, comedian, and writer who is best known for his musical comedy act, DJ REAL, which has been featured in the San Francisco Sketch Festival, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Outside Lands Music Festival, and more. And he’s opened for Devo!. Nick also performs as Imaginary Radio with comedy partner, Drennon Davis who have performed together at the Funny or Die Oddball Festival and SXSW. | | “…DJ REAL was a very... Read More →
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George Chen

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

"Repeatedly shattering the boundaries of personal-information discomfort..." - Submerge Magazine | | Comedian John Ross isn't afraid of the dark. Combining story-telling and quick absurdity, his comedy keeps audiences balancing between horror and allure. Being born addicted to heroin and raised by junkies, Ross finds a way to make it all palatable and hilarious. | | "The reason I like your act, is because you've gone through these... Read More →
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Kelly Anneken

Kelly Anneken is what happens when Kim Kardashian looks like Bette Midler and tweets like Roseanne. | This Oakland-based funny person and all-around swell gal performs standup comedy and is a regular at the Punch Line San Francisco, Cobb’s and Rooster T. Feathers. Her debut comedy release “Twenty Minutes to Sell” is available wherever digital recordings are sold. | Kelly is well-known as the co-host of the internationally popular... Read More →
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Kyle Mizono

Originally from San Francisco, Kyle Mizono is one of the last international Beanie Baby collectors and a comedian. Along with being a face frequently seen in the San Francisco and Los Angeles comedy scenes, her festival performances include SF Sketchfest, Portland’s Bridgetown Comedy Festival and All Jane No Dick. She recently performed at The Funny or Die Hideout during SXSW. She’s also been involved with such nationally and... Read More →
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Land Smith

Land Smith was born in a hole. He eats birds, twigs, and seeds. People are frightened at first because they think he is a talking Easter Island head, but they are quickly put at ease by his brilliant one-liners and on-stage confidence. He has performed at the Punch Line, Berkeley Art Museum, SF Sketchfest 2013, and is a co-producer of the multimedia comedy show Talkies. | | "Land Smith is really going places, comedy-wise." | | "Everybody... Read More →
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Ron Chapman

Ron Chapman is a stand-up comic, actor and improvisor based in San Francisco. He is the voice of the Tales From the Swan Hotel podcast, a cast member of the local news based improv show SF Tonight, and performs regularly with the sketch comedy troupe Killing My Lobster.

Thursday January 21, 2016 8:00pm - 9:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

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