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Thursday, January 7
 

8:00pm

Rifftrax: Night of the Shorts VI: Riffy Potter and the Half-Blood Riff with Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett and guest riffers John Hodgman, Adam Savage, Paul F. Tompkins, Mary Jo Pehl, Bridget Nelson, Janet Varney and Cole Stratton
Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett of "Mystery Science Theater 3000" and Rifftrax.com return to SF Sketchfest for a sixth edition of RiffTrax Shorts -- the guys will take on some of the worst PSA, educational, scientific and promotional shorts of yesteryear, and riff them into submission.

Joining the terrific trio are guest riffers John Hodgman ("The Daily Show"), Adam Savage ("Mythbusters"), Paul F. Tompkins ("Best Week Ever"), original MST3K writers and performers Mary Jo Pehl and Bridget Nelson, and frequent RiffTrax Presents team Cole Stratton ("Pop My Culture Podcast") and Janet Varney ("The Legend of Korra").

www.rifftrax.com $30 All Ages

Performers
avatar for Adam Savage

Adam Savage

Adam Savage has spent his life gathering skills that allow him to take what’s in his brain and make it real. He’s built everything from ancient Buddhas to futuristic weapons, from spaceships to dancing vegetables, from fine art sculptures to animated chocolate — and just about anything else you can think of. | | The son of a filmmaker/painter and a psychotherapist, Adam has been making his own toys since he was allowed to hold... Read More →
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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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Bridget Nelson

Bridget Jones Nelson was a writer and performer on "Mystery Science Theater 3000" playing such roles as Nuvenna: Woman of the future, Drunk Girl, Lisa Loeb, Flavia Roman Princess and Mr. B Natural. | | Since then she has continued in the very important role of being Mrs. Michael J. Nelson. Together they have raised two sons and are enjoying an empty nest. Bridget continues to appear in television commercials and print ads and is a regular... Read More →
avatar for Cole Stratton

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 →
avatar for Janet Varney

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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John Hodgman

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

Mary Jo Pehl is a former writer and villain on "Mystery Science Theater 3000." In addition to playing the evil nemesis Pearl Forrester, she also played an array of bit parts, including a space mom, an overly-friendly neighbor, a trailer trash party girl, and Jan-In-The-Pan, a head without a body. | | She toured for several years with Cinematic Titanic, a live stage version of MST3K. Mary Jo has contributed to Salon.com, Minnesota Monthly... Read More →
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Michael J. Nelson

Michael J. Nelson is the former host and writer of the Emmy-nominated, Peabody Award-winning "Mystery Science Theater 3000." Since that time, he has appeared on numerous radio and TV shows, penned a regular column for TV Guide, and authored best-selling books for both HarperCollins and Abrams. | | In 2006 Nelson partnered with Legend Films to found RiffTrax, debuting with a solo commentary track which could be downloaded and played along... Read More →
avatar for Paul F. Tompkins

Paul F. Tompkins

Paul F. Tompkins hosts the Fusion channel’s "No, You Shut Up" and the Earwolf podcast Spontaneanation with Paul F. Tompkins. He is also the voice of "Mr. Peanutbutter" for the Netflix animated series "BoJack Horseman" and plays "Dean Rosedragon" on the forthcoming Seeso comedy "Bajillion Dollar Properties."  For a full list of Mr. Tompkins’ stage, television and film credits, ask your teacher or a... Read More →



Thursday January 7, 2016 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
 
Friday, January 8
 

7:00pm

PianoFight Showcase: Naptime, The Trumpet Boys and Vanessa Gonzalez presents 'I Don't Know Dating,' Hosted by Peggy Sinnott (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

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 All Ages

Performers
avatar for Naptime

Naptime

Naptime is a Bay Area-based sketch comedy team whose unique shows weave together live performances, videos, guest comics, and surprising surprises to delight audiences whether they like it or not. Born out of SF's own Endgames Improv community, Naptime employs a carefully crafted mix of situational and satirical humor to peel away the layers of life's absurdity like some sort of weird comedy onion—tears and all. Naptime members have performed... Read More →
avatar for Peggy Sinnott

Peggy Sinnott

Peggy Sinnott is a piece of trash that got stuck on (and is now permanently attached to) a garbage island floating in the ocean. She performs stand up all over Los Angeles and her writing and acting has been featured on: FOX's ADHD, TruTV, Rooftop Comedy, TVGuide, Funnyordie, and College Humor. Hot filthy garbage.
avatar for The Trumpet Boys

The Trumpet Boys

The Trumpet Boys have been performing their unique blend of excellent trumpet music and pitch-perfect showmanship throughout the biggest cities in Connecticut for years and are finally recording their first compact disc in San Francisco City, tonight! Featuring lots of good jokes, great music, and wacky surprises! Quite simply, it's sketch comedy with trumpets!
avatar for Vanessa Gonzalez presents "I Don't Know Dating"

Vanessa Gonzalez presents "I Don't Know Dating"

"I Don't Know Dating" | Written and performed by Vanessa Gonzalez | | Vanessa tries to figure out those funny feelings you get before, during, and after dating someone. | | Vanessa Gonzalez is an improviser/sketch comedy writer based out of Austin, TX. She teaches improv and is a regular performer at The New Movement. Vanessa has toured the country with the Air Sex Championships and I Don’t Know Words and has performed at various... Read More →



7:00pm

SF Sketchfest and Peaches Christ Productions Present: 'Teen Witch:' The Peaches Christ Experience with special guests Robyn Lively, Josh Miller and Mandy Ingber
It doesn’t take a psychic to tell you that you’d be hard pressed to TOP THAT when you join SF Sketchfest and Peaches Christ for their celebration of the 1989 cult classic “Teen Witch!” Peaches and her bevy of drag queens will cast a spell on film stars Robyn Lively (Louise), Josh Miller (Richie) and Mandy Ingber (Polly) with a screening and shenanigans at the beautiful Castro Theatre! $22 All Ages

Performers
avatar for Josh Miller

Josh Miller

A Los Angeles native, Miller is the co-creator and executive producer (with M.A. Fortin) of the new series "Queen Of The South," an adaptation of Arturo Perez-Reverte’s novel for USA Network, starring Alice Braga. It will premiere in 2016. Recently they wrote the critically acclaimed film "The Final Girls" (Sony Worldwide & Groundswell Productions, prod. Michael London). Upcoming films include an untitled project for 20th Century Fox and... Read More →
avatar for Joshua Grannell (AKA Peaches Christ)

Joshua Grannell (AKA Peaches Christ)

Joshua Grannell is the creator and programmer of the SF Underground Short Film Festival. He attended film school at Penn State University, where his senior thesis film Jizzmopper: A Love Story won the Audience Award upon graduation. It was during the production of this film that his drag character Peaches Christ was born played by Joshua himself. After graduation, Joshua moved to San Francisco, inspired by the tales of the Cockettes and the... Read More →
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Mandy Ingber

Mandy Ingber, The New York Times best-selling author of “Yogalosophy: 28 Days to the Ultimate Mind-Body Makeover” and creator of the yoga-hybrid DVD “Yogalosophy,” is a celebrity fitness and wellness expert. Her twenty years of teaching experience have attracted such clients as Jennifer Aniston, Kate Beckinsale, Helen Hunt, Ricki Lake, Jennifer Lawrence, Jennifer Meyer, and Brooke Shields. | | Mandy’s class has... Read More →
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Robyn Lively

Robyn Lively has gained a worldwide audience and a steady fan base with her many memorable roles in film and television. She is beginning her second season of Amazon’s critically acclaimed, "Gortimer Gibbon’s Life On Normal Street." She was recently seen in the thriller "Ouija," produced by Michael Bay. But, Robyn may be best known for her role as the southern temptress, Lana Budding Milford in David Lynch's, "Twin Peaks," or starring with... Read More →



Friday January 8, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

7:30pm

Spontaneanation with Paul F. Tompkins, Craig Cackowski, Matt Gourley, Eban Schletter, Janet Varney and special guest Jon Hamm (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

Spontaneanation with Paul F. Tompkins is a completely improvised show, from monologue to interview to narrative sketch. Join Paul, his special guest Jon Hamm, his incredibly talented improviser friends Craig Cackowski, Matt Gourley and Janet Varney, and amazing accompanist Eban Schletter for an hour of comedy that none of them ever see coming.
$30 All Ages

Performers
avatar for Craig Cackowski

Craig Cackowski

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

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... Read More →
avatar for Janet Varney

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 →
avatar for Jon Hamm

Jon Hamm

Jon Hamm’s nuanced portrayal of the high-powered, advertising executive Don Draper on AMC’s award-winning drama series “Mad Men” has firmly established him as one of Hollywood’s most talented and versatile actors. He has earned numerous accolades, including an Emmy Award in 2015 for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, a Golden Globe Award in 2008, Television Critics Association Awards in 2011 and 2015, a Critics’ Choice Television... Read More →
avatar for Matt Gourley

Matt Gourley

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

Paul F. Tompkins

Paul F. Tompkins hosts the Fusion channel’s "No, You Shut Up" and the Earwolf podcast Spontaneanation with Paul F. Tompkins. He is also the voice of "Mr. Peanutbutter" for the Netflix animated series "BoJack Horseman" and plays "Dean Rosedragon" on the forthcoming Seeso comedy "Bajillion Dollar Properties."  For a full list of Mr. Tompkins’ stage, television and film credits, ask your teacher or a... Read More →



Friday January 8, 2016 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:30pm

Roderick on the Line with Merlin Mann and John Roderick
Roderick on the Line is a frank and candid weekly phone call between John Roderick and Merlin Mann. While these sorts of calls have been conducted privately on a regular basis since something like 2003, they are now being made available to the public as an audio podcast. Watch them do it live, sans phone! $22, 21+

Performers
avatar for John Roderick

John Roderick

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

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



7:30pm

Galavanting with 'Galavant' with Timothy Omundson, Karen David, Mallory Jansen, Luke Youngblood and Season 2 show runners John Hoberg and Kat Likkel, Moderated by Ben Blacker
Spend a knight, er…night, with ABC’s breakout musical comedy extravaganza “Galavant!” Series stars Timothy Omundson (King Richard), Karen David (Princess Isabella Maria Lucia Elizabetta of Valencia), Mallory Jansen (Queen Madalena) and Luke Youngblood (Sid) will join Season Two show runners John Hoberg and Kat Likkel for a night of conversation, Q&A, clips, a look forward at the new season, and unaired songs from award-winning composer Alan Menken deemed a little too racy for network television! Moderated by Ben Blacker ("The Thrilling Adventure Hour," "Nerdist Writers Panel")  $25 All Ages

Performers
avatar for Ben Blacker

Ben Blacker

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

John Hoberg

Kat & John write the words that actors say on the television and stuff. They've been doing it for awhile now, so they must be pretty good.
avatar for Karen David

Karen David

From India to Canada, England to America, Karen David has crisscrossed the world making true fans everywhere along the way. With her exotic beauty and multicultural pedigree, of which she includes Chinese, Indian and Jewish heritage, the actress and singer/songwriter has found equal diversity in her film, television, stage and recording career, fueled in no small part by an extraordinary talent and natural charisma. | Fully revealing her... Read More →
avatar for Kat Likkel

Kat Likkel

Kat & John write the words that actors say on the television and stuff. They've been doing it for awhile now, so they must be pretty good.
avatar for Luke Youngblood

Luke Youngblood

Luke Youngblood is a British actor who has had an extensive career working with award-winning directors such as Chris Columbus ("Harry Potter") and Julie Taymor ("The Lion King"). | | Having trained at the Sylvia Young Theatre School in London, Luke went on to secure principal roles in films that include "Ladybird Ladybird" directed by Ken Loach. He is widely known for starring as the energetic Lee Jordan in the world-renowned "Harry Potter... Read More →
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Mallory Jansen

Australian born actress, Mallory Jansen, is quickly proving to be one of the next big Australian exports to reach the USA. | Mallory studied drama in New York, 2011, being coached by some of the worlds best acting, accent, analysis, method and film teachers at some of the most renowned schools such as Stella Adler and T.Schreiber Studios. | | After completing her studies, Mallory returned to Australia where it wasn’t long before she... Read More →
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Timothy Omundson

Timothy Omundson has been appearing on your TV Boxes and Movie Screens for more than 20 years. He plays King Richard on the ABC Fairytale Musical Comedy, "Galavant" as well as the iconic, Cain, on "SupernaturalL". Prior to those roles, he spent 8 seasons as Det. Carlton Lassiter on the hit USA comedy "Psych." He was also Brom Garrett on HBO's "Deadwood," Sean Potter on "Judging Amy" and Constantino on "Jericho." He can soon be seen as Spencer... Read More →



7:30pm

Baron Vaughn: The Saturdaze Tour, with Emmett Montgomery, hosted by Faith Choyce
Baron Vaughn recently released his first comedy recording, "Raised By Cable," produced by AST Records, available at Amazon (mp3 and CD), and iTunes. Baron’s performed stand-up on "Conan" (twice), "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (below) and has had numerous appearances on Comedy Central most recently in the form of his own “Half Hour” comedy special. He’s performed in the HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival (Aspen), The Just for Laughs Comedy Festival (Montreal), The South Beach Comedy Festival (Miami), Moontower Comedy Festival (Austin), San Francisco Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival (Portland), Vancouver Comedy Festival, All Points West Music Festival (New Jersey), FYF Music Festival (Los Angeles), Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival (TN), and Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival (Seattle). He has also appeared in many shows on VH1, MTV, FUSE as well as the films "Black Dynamite," "Cloverfield," "The Other Guys" (Deleted Scenes), and was a series regular on USA’s recently canceled "Fairly Legal" (2010-2012). Baron Vaughn is currently a series regular on the Netflix show "Grace and Frankie," premiering May 8. $15 All Ages

Performers
avatar for Baron Vaughn

Baron Vaughn

Baron Vaughn recently released his first comedy recording, Raised By Cable, produced by AST Records, available at Amazon (mp3 and CD), and iTunes. Baron’s performed stand-up on Conan (twice), Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (below) and has had numerous appearances on Comedy Central most recently in the form of his own “Half Hour” comedy special. He’s performed in the HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival... Read More →
avatar for Emmett Montgomery

Emmett Montgomery

Bio: 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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Faith Choyce

Faith Choyce is here and queer, brutally honest, and always sincere. She’s the perpetual class clown and smartass with no filter, all grown up. She’s shared the stage with the likes of Maria Bamford, Kyle Kinane, Bobby Lee, and opened for Marga Gomez. Catch her live and you’ll see that she’s as at home weaving confessional tales with one-liners as she is charming and disarming the audience with improv and poignant observational humor.



Friday January 8, 2016 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Doc's Lab 124 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

7:30pm

Fresh Mugs: Clara Bijl, Ron Chapman, Ben Feldman, Kollin Holtz, Andie Main, Aviva Siegel and Austin Wolf-Sothern, Hosted by Cameron Vannini
SF Sketchfest presents a series of showcases with some of the best new mugs on the comedy scene! Sporadically appearing at several venues throughout the festival including The Punch Line, Stage Werx, Brava Studio and Doc's Lab. $15 All Ages

Due to a change in his schedule, Conor Delehanty will no longer be appearing. Clara Bijl has been added. 

Performers
avatar for Andie Main

Andie Main

Andie Main started considering the idea of stand up comedy while she was the original artist for the popular podcast Professor Blastoff (hosted by Tig Notaro, Kyle Dunnigan and David Huntsberger) After completing one original painting a week inspired by the topics discussed, which were then featured on the site www.professorblastoff.com for over a year, Andie decided to pursue stand up comedy fulltime instead. There is just no way to tell if this... Read More →
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Austin Wolf-Sothern

Austin Wolf-Sothern is a stand-up comedian 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. And he is one of the producers of the weekly free comedy show, Sleepaway Camp, in downtown Los Angeles.
avatar for Aviva Siegel

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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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 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 →
avatar for Clara Bijl

Clara Bijl

Clara is an internationally unknown stand up comedian. She's performed everywhere, she's a contributing writer to her twitter account, @clarabijl. She currently lives in San Francisco with a man and a couple kids. Find out more at www.funnyfrench.com
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Kollin Holtz

Kollin Holtz is a member of Sylvan Productions, voted Best Comedy Troupe by SF Weekly. He has written for internet blogs and comedy things that no one has really heard of, so you know he's pretty cool. He has performed at the S.H.I.T.’s and Giggles & Redwood comedy festivals. Audiences have have told him, “My Mom loved you!” So he can’t say he’s not your Mama’s comedian. You may have seen him as that dude on a Ben & Jerry’s Brrr-ito... Read More →
avatar for Ron Chapman

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.



Friday January 8, 2016 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Stage Werx 446 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

7:30pm

Put Your Hands Together with Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher and guests Todd Barry, Howard Kremer and Scott Thompson
Put Your Hands Together is the flagship weekly standup show at Upright Citizen Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. Produced by aspecialthing records and created/hosted by Cameron Esposito ("Late Late with Craig Ferguson," "Chelsea Lately"), and Rhea Butcher, PYHT puts on 75 minutes of the best & brightest comics every Tuesday night at 8 PM. Content from the show – full sets & backstage interviews – is released as a first-of-its-kind weekly standup podcast. See the show that makes the show!

Past guests include: Bob Odenkirk, Bobcat Goldthwait, Tig Notaro, Kyle Kinane, Maria Bamford, Sarah Silverman, Jimmy Pardo, Anthony Jeselnik, Aziz Ansari, Andy Kindler, the Sklar Brothers and many more!

Some press about PYHT:
a great lineup, sold-out crowd and tons of laughs – Serial Optimist
bold and inspired – AV Club
wonderful and funny – Comedy Bureau $25 All Ages

Performers
avatar for Cameron Esposito

Cameron Esposito

Standup comic, actor and writer Cameron Esposito has appeared on Comedy Central, TBS, CBS, NBC, E!, IFC, HBO Canada and the Cartoon Network. Her late night television debut on "Late Late with Craig Ferguson" was called “the most memorable first time on a late night show for any comedian in recent history.” (Splitsider) | | As regular guest on top comedy podcasts like WTF with Marc Maron, Nerdist, Comedy Bang Bang, Doug Loves Movies... Read More →
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Howard Kremer

Howard Kremer is a comedian best known for his disdain for most pop music and his adoration of summah! After paying his dues as a comic in Austin, Howard was chosen to write and perform in the MTV show Austin Stories. As his rap alter-ego Dragon Boy Suede he has performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live and his very own Comedy Central Presents. You can find Howard and his chart keeper Kulap every Wednesday on Earwolf hosting Who Charted?!
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Rhea Butcher

Rhea Butcher grew up in Akron, Ohio, as a skateboarder and fine artist. She then cut her teeth comically in Chicago at the Second City and iO before starting her career in standup. Bringing a ladyís James Dean type cool and highly personal jokes, Rhea has performed at clubs like Zanies, the Jukebox, and Flappers; alternative Chicago comedy institutions like Chicago Underground Comedy, The Hideout and The Lincoln Lodge. Rhea was part of the first... Read More →
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Scott Thompson

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



Friday January 8, 2016 7:30pm - 9:15pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

8:00pm

Bluff You with Jimmy Pardo and guests John Ross Bowie, Carla Cackowski and Pat Francis
Contestants compete to figure out which of our panel is telling the truth and who is just trying to Bluff You in this improvised game show hosted by the wonderful Jimmy Pardo.
$25 All Ages

Performers
avatar for Carla Cackowski

Carla Cackowski

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

Jimmy Pardo hosts the award-winning podcast Never Not Funny, the celebrity interview series The Pardo Patrol for TeamCoco.com, and the Nerdist YouTube Channel series Write Now! He is the star of his own half-hour Comedy Central Presents special and is the opening act for Conan O’Brien at Conan tapings. Jimmy hosted GSN’s National Lampoon’s Funny Money and episodes of VH1′s The Surreal Life, Love Lounge and NBC’s Late Friday. He also... Read More →
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John Ross Bowie

John Ross Bowie shows up occasionally on The Big Bang Theory as the venal Barry Kripke. Other recent TV and film credits include Bones, The League, House of Lies and Burn Notice, and Paul Feig's beloved movie The Heat.
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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 Comedy Central as a... Read More →



Friday January 8, 2016 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

Paul Brittain: Sex Ed Vincent and Mission CTRL, Hosted by LeMaire Lee
Amateur sex education enthusiast “Sex” Ed Vincent (Paul Brittain) brings his acclaimed seminar “Sex” Ed-Ucation! for the first time to the San Francisco Sketchfest. Ed has an unrivaled passion for sex education and has made it his lifelong pursuit. He’s read nearly dozens of pamphlets and encyclopedia articles about sex, and is eager to share the knowledge with his audience. Perhaps too eager! He’ll touch on a wide variety of topics and be your captain, navigating the complicated (and terrifying!) maze that is human sexual behavior. With his unique views and opinions, Ed generously brings the fruits of his study to this must-see interactive seminar.

Get “Sex” Ed-Ucated!!!

With local sketch faves Mission CTRL and host LeMaire Lee! $20 All Ages

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LeMaire Lee

LeMaire Lee is a good guy, who does good guy stuff. | | And Classy.
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Mission CTRL

Mission CTRL is a sketch comedy startup based in San Francisco. After years of disruptive comedic innovation on stage and in video, Mission CTRL held their highly-anticipated IPO in 2011 to billions in projected revenues. | | They are repeat performers at SF Sketchfest, creators of the world’s first ballet-horror-comedy, Duck Lake, and they opened an 8,000 square foot performing arts complex in the Tenderloin with PianoFight... Read More →
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Paul Brittain

Paul Brittain is an actor, writer, comedian living in Los Angeles. A native of the Chicago area, Paul started his career performing improv and sketch with some of Chicago's city's famed comedy theaters including Improv Olympic, The Annoyance, and Second City. From there he moved to New York to join the cast of Saturday Night Live from 2010 - 2012 where he performed such characters as "Sex" Ed Vincent, Goran "Funky Boy" Bogdan, and Lord Cecil... Read More →



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

8:00pm

Attractive Camp with Nicole Calasich, Abhay Nadkarni, Jesse Hett and guests Devin Field, Grant Lyon, Greg Santos and Zach Noe Towers (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

Attractive Camp is a comedy throwdown that's part stand-up, part roast battle, and wholly entertaining. We pit comedians from Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, and Conan against sensational local performers who frequent Cobb's Comedy Club and The Punchline and see whose jabs hit hardest. Hosted by Nicole Calasich, Jesse Hett, and Abhay Nadkarni, Attractive Camp will turn your sleepy Friday night into a jackknife powerbomb of laughs. $15 All Ages

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Abhay Nadkarni

Abhay Nadkarni moved from South-India to South Central Los Angeles in 2005 as a student. 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 stand up act is an eclectic mix of his life on the road across the US. He’s performed at SF Sketchfest, Ventura Comedy Festival, San Diego Comedy Festival and was in the best of the fest at the Burbank Comedy Festival... Read More →
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Devin Field

Devin Field is a comedian and writer originally from Seattle, Washington now living in Los Angeles. Devin was a writer for the latest season of Billy On The Street and was recently featured in the Onion's Vice parody series, Edge. He can currently be seen performing stand up around Los Angeles at venues like Nerdmelt, the Laugh Factory and the Comedy Store, and performing improv with his UCB Harold team Landlord.
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Grant Lyon

In 2014, Grant won the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival and was chosen as a New Face in comedy at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. As well as performing in a number of other comedy festivals including The Great American Comedy Festival and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Grant has performed on the TV show Comics Unleashed and on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Radio Show. His film Interview Date was eligible for a short film... Read More →
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Greg Santos

(Insert clever acknowledgement of how unnatural it is to write your own bio) | | Greg Santos is a Cuban with the gift of looking Caucasian. Born and raised in Las Vegas, NV, he made his way out to San Diego, CA where he started doing Stand Up Comedy in 2009. Greg has performed at RIOT LA (LA’s Alt Comedy Festival) in 2015 & 2014 & the Bridgetown Comedy Festival (2014). His sketches have been featured by Playboy.com, Funny or Die, Huffington... Read More →
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Jesse Hett

Jesse Hett was born in a town called Newton, Kansas. After that, he learned to walk and talk and ride a bike and do a bunch of other stuff. He also moved to a lot of different places, and now lives in Oakland, California. His comedy has been described as “Really great” by a lot of people and “Not really that great” by fewer people. Jesse performs at clubs and colleges and warehouses and furniture stores and bars all over the place.
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Nicole Calasich

Nicole Calasich is a comedian based in San Francisco. She performs regularly at major clubs and intimate rooms including the SF Punchline, Cobb’s, Lost Weekend Video, and Doc's Lab. Her humor is big words smartcool and her penchant for incisive audience rapport is the dumbest. She performs all over the country and has opened for greats like Iliza Shlesinger and Myq Kaplan. Nicole produces three shows: Attractive Camp, Brave New Jokes, and... Read More →
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Zach Noe Towers

A Saint Louis native, Zach Noe Towers now calls Los Angeles, CA home. Performing on both stage and screen, you may have caught Zach in TV shows "Greek" and "Save Me," ad campaigns for Google+ and Taco Bell, or slinging jokes on the high seas with RSVP/Atlantis cruise lines. Zach is a staff writer on the new animated show "Ant(i)colony" and is currently preparing for the "Fire Crotch" Pride tour in the summer of 2015.



Friday January 8, 2016 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Brava Studio Theater 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

8:00pm

The SF Sketchfest Dozen: Maggie Maye & Matt McCarthy, Hosted by Josef Anolin
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.

Maggie Maye has been called one of the hottest up and coming comedians in Austin, and recently made her late night debut on Conan. She has been a multiple time finalist in the Funniest Person in Austin contest, and has been featured in Austin Monthly magazine. She also performs comedy in festivals around the country, such as the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, San Francisco Comedy Burrito Festival, the She Devil Comedy Festival and the All Jane No Dick Comedy Festival. She is also a contributing blogger for one of her favorite fests, the Women in Comedy Festival.

Matt McCarthy (born November 9, 1979 in Providence, Rhode Island) is an American comedian, writer, improviser and actor living in Los Angeles. McCarthy is best known for appearances on "The Pete Holmes Show" and CollegeHumor.com and as host of the "We Watch Wrestling" Podcast on Feral Audio. His stand-up comedy television performances include "Live at Gotham," "John Oliver's New York Stand Up Show" on Comedy Central. McCarthy has performed stand-up at such festivals as Just for Laughs in Montreal, All Tomorrow's Parties, Sasquatch, Outside Lands and Bonnaroo. Has been see on "@midnight," "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "Adam Devine's House Party," "Louie," "White Collar," "Bored to Death," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Whitest Kids U' Know" and the movie "The Other Guys." $20 All Ages

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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 one... Read More →
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Maggie Maye

Maggie Maye has been called one of the hottest up and coming comedians in Austin, and recently made her late night debut on Conan. She has been a multiple time finalist in the Funniest Person in Austin contest, and has been featured in Austin Monthly magazine. She also performs comedy in festivals around the country, such as the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, San Francisco Comedy Burrito Festival, the She Devil Comedy Festival and the All Jane No... Read More →
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Matt McCarthy

Matt McCarthy (born November 9, 1979 in Providence, Rhode Island) is an American comedian, writer, improviser and actor living in Los Angeles. McCarthy is best known for appearances on "The Pete Holmes Show" and CollegeHumor.com and as host of the "We Watch Wrestling" Podcast on Feral Audio. His stand-up comedy television performances include "Live at Gotham," "John Oliver's New York Stand Up Show" on Comedy Central. McCarthy has performed... Read More →



9:00pm

PianoFight Showcase: 2 Hot Dogs, Ike Night and The Worst, Hosted by Lauren O'Brien (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

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 All Ages

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2 Hot Dogs

Kirby Howell Baptiste is currently a recurring sketch player on the MTV pilot Yo! Is this racist? She is also a recurring character on the Judd Apatow/Netflix series LOVE (released 2016). She recently worked as a series regular on the ABC pilot “The King of 7B,” alongside Craig Ferguson. Kirby is a member of two house teams at UCB Theatre, and her credits include House of Lies, Comedy Bang! Bang! and Comedy Central’s 6 Guys 1 Car... Read More →
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Ike Night

Ikechukwu Ufomadu is an actor, comedian and entertainer. His original, live talk show IKE AT NIGHT has played sold out runs at JACK and The Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival. It plays again spring of 2016 at The Bushwick Starr. His one-man variety hour IKE NIGHT has played at Ars Nova, JACK and Sidewalk Cafe. He's collaborated with several OBIE-winning experimental theater companies including Young Jean Lee's Theater Company, 600... Read More →
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Lauren O'Brien

You may have seen Lauren and her impressions in the viral video “Celebrities Stuck in Traffic” featured on the TODAY Show, Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post and more. Lauren began her comedy career with another viral video "Office Party Drunk" featured on CNN and The Howard Stern Show, then started performing sketch, improv and stand-up regularly. She transitioned her stage persona into an on-air personality for the top-rated morning radio... Read More →
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The Worst

Founded in 2015 by stand-up comedians, The Worst strives to be something a little different. Inspired by live sketch shows like Saturday Night Live and Mr. Show, The Worst offers an alternative to both traditional stand-up shows and the independent theater circuit by offering a little of both. A variable engine of absurdity, parody, and obtuseness, it's the best thing you can do on a Thursday night in the Mission. | | The Worst is... Read More →



9:30pm

A Night with John Lurie in conversation with Parker Posey: 'Fishing with John' 25th Anniversary
Artist/Actor/Composer John Lurie comes to the Castro Theatre to celebrate the 25th anniversary of "Fishing with John," with screenings and an in-depth conversation with acclaimed actor Parker Posey.

For all his life, John Lurie has been drawing and painting, yet only in the last eleven years has he chosen to exhibit his work. Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1952, John Lurie remains a true American original.

Throughout the 80s and 90s, Lurie led the legendary band, The Lounge Lizards, which Lester Bangs of The New York Times proclaimed as "staking out new territory that lies somewhere west of Charles Mingus and east of Bernard Hermann." In addition, he recorded 22 albums and over 20 film scores including The John Lurie National Orchestra's Men With Sticks and movie soundtracks for over 20 films, the most notable being "Stranger than Paradise," "Down by Law," "Mystery Train," "Manny and Lo," "Clay Pigeons," "Animal Factory," and "Get Shorty," which earned him a Grammy nomination.

In 1999, Lurie created the fictional character Marvin Pontiac and recorded The Legendary Marvin Pontiac - Greatest Hits CD for his own label, "Strange and Beautiful Music". Marvin Pontiac was said to be an insane African musician, who would only record for a label if its president came out and mowed his lawn. Pontiac was later hit and killed by a bus, outside the Esmeralda State Mental Institution.

As an actor, he had starring roles in "Stranger than Paradise" and "Down by Law." This led to appearances in numerous films with some of the world's foremost directors: Wim Wenders’ "Paris, Texas," Martin Scorsese’s "The Last Temptation of Christ," David Lynch’s "Wild at Heart," as well as a regular role on the HBO series "Oz."

Following his work in film, Lurie went on to write, direct, and star in the critically acclaimed television series "Fishing with John," which aired on IFC and Bravo. Episodes included guests such as Tom Waits, Willem Dafoe, Matt Dillon, Jim Jarmusch and Dennis Hopper. According to the critic Glenn O'Brien, "Lurie elevates this venerable institution to a whole new level, doing for the American fishing format what Cézanne did for the still life."

In spring 2004, Lurie had his first painting exhibition at Anton Kern Gallery, New York. Since then Lurie’s work has been exhibited in esteemed galleries throughout the world. His solo museum exhibits include P.S.1. Contemporary Arts Center in New York, Musee Des Beaux-Arts De Montreal, the Musee d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean in Luxembourg and the Watari Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, who gave their entire museum to the presentation of Lurie's work. Both the Wadsorth Athenaeum in Connecticut and The Museum of Modern Art in New York have acquired his work for their permanent collections.

Lurie has published two books of his work, "Learn To Draw," a compilation of black and white drawings and most recently A Fine Example of Art, a full color book of over 80 reproductions.

John Lurie's drawings and paintings express a disarming mixture of corrosive wit, raw emotion and unblemished sensitivity. His works bear the mark of an outsider, a quality present throughout his idiosyncratic career. To quote the artist: "I like to draw and paint. It is a river to me. I am not an Indian." $25 All Ages

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John Lurie

For all his life, John Lurie has been drawing and painting, yet only in the last eleven years has he chosen to exhibit his work. Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1952, John Lurie remains a true American original. | | Throughout the 80s and 90s, Lurie led the legendary band, The Lounge Lizards, which Lester Bangs of The New York Times proclaimed as "staking out new territory that lies somewhere west of Charles Mingus and east of Bernard... Read More →
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Parker Posey

Parker Posey stars opposite Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone in Woody Allen’s most recent film "Irrational Man" which premiered to rave reviews at Cannes. She is currently in production on "Mascots" for writer-director Christopher Guest, and recently wrapped Woody Allen’s upcoming film, in which she stars with Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg, Blake Lively and Steve Carrell. Parker’s previous work includes Chris Guest’s classic... Read More →



Friday January 8, 2016 9:30pm - 11:30pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

10:00pm

Night of Too Many Musical Comedians with Eli Braden, Drennon Davis, Dragon Boy Suede, Eliot Glazer: Haunting Renditions, Allie Goertz, Reformed Whores and DJ Real
Some of the planet's absolute best music and comedy crossover artists come together for one rare night at the Swedish American Hall.

Eli Braden has written for "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "Fashion Police" and "Upload with Shaquille O’Neal." He’s a contributor to MAXIM Magazine, and his parody songs can be heard daily on "The Howard Stern Show." He’s released a massive quantity of original comedy music, available in one gigantic package for just $5.

Drennon Davis 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." Drennon recently appeared on TBS’s "Conan," and has previously appeared on Comedy Central's "Adam Devine's House Party," NBC's "Last Call" and was a semifinalist on "Last Comic Standing."

Howard Kremer is a comedian best known for his disdain for most pop music and his adoration of summah! After paying his dues as a comic in Austin, Howard was chosen to write and perform in the MTV show "Austin Stories." As his rap alter-ego Dragon Boy Suede he has performed on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and his very own Comedy Central Presents. You can find Howard and his chart keeper Kulap every Wednesday on Earwolf hosting Who Charted?!

Haunting Renditions Live is what happens when Eliot Glazer, a classically trained vocalist-turned-comedian, takes some of pop music's most infamous songs and turns them into highbrow, sweeping ballads. Like a twisted version of MTV Unplugged, Austin City Limits, or VH1 Storytellers, Haunting Renditions Live is an intimate night of bad music made good.

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 York Funny Songs Fest, and IFC's 10 Comedy Musicians You Need To Know.

If Tenacious D and Dolly Parton got drunk and had a baby it would be the musical comedy duo Reformed Whores! Southern bred, but NYC based, Marie Cecile Anderson and Katy Frame, deliver hilariously dirty country tunes with a wink and a smile. Reformed Whores have been featured on "Gotham Comedy Live," The Huffington Post, Nerve.com, BUST Magazine, IAF.tv, Glamour Magazine, MTV's Guy Code blog, CBS's "The Doctors," and the Yahoo! web show "Mansome." For the past two years, the Whores have traveled across the country on tour opening for the legendary bass player and Primus frontman Les Claypool and his Duo de Twang. They also had the pleasure of opening for the Reverend Horton Heat at Irving Plaza in NYC. The Whores stay busy straddling both music venues and comedy clubs across the country! Some favorites include Carolines on Broadway, headlining Zanies Comedy Club in Nashville, Chicago, and St. Charles, The Improv in Atlanta, BAM in Brooklyn, The Meltdown in LA, Punch Line in SF, NY Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, Piccolo Spoleto, and the Charleston Comedy Festival at Theatre 99. Reformed Whores debut album "Ladies Don't Spit" is available on iTunes today!

Nick Stargu is a musician, comedian, and writer who is best know for his musical comedy act, DJ REAL, which has been featured in the San Francisco Sketch Festival, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, the San Francisco Comedy Competition, and more. And he’s opened for Devo!. Nick also performs as Imaginary Radio with comedy partner, Drennon Davis. For more info, check out www.djrealsmells.com!
$25, 21+

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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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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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Dragon Boy Suede

Howard Kremer is a comedian best known for his disdain for most pop music and his adoration of summah! After paying his dues as a comic in Austin, Howard was chosen to write and perform in the MTV show Austin Stories. As his rap alter-ego Dragon Boy Suede he has performed on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and his very own "Comedy Central Presents." You can find Howard and his chart keeper Kulap every Wednesday on Earwolf hosting "Who Charted?!"
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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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Eli Braden

ELI BRADEN has written for Jimmy Kimmel Live, Fashion Police and Upload with Shaquille O’Neal. He’s a contributor to MAXIM Magazine, and his parody songs can be heard daily on The Howard Stern Show. He’s released a massive quantity of original comedy music, available in one gigantic package for just $5 at www.GumRoad.com/EliBraden.
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Eliot Glazer

Eliot Glazer is a UCB-trained writer and performer who currently serves as a Story Editor on Darren Star's TV Land series, "Younger" starring Sutton Foster and Hilary Duff. Eliot can also be seen in a recurring role on Comedy Central's hit series, "Broad City," where he also serves as a creative consultant. He is currently developing "Very Cool Boobs" for Comedy Central, an original half-hour, scripted comedy in which he'll create, executive... Read More →
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Reformed Whores

If Tenacious D and Dolly Parton got drunk and had a baby it would be the musical comedy duo Reformed Whores! Southern bred, but NYC based, Marie Cecile Anderson and Katy Frame, deliver hilariously dirty country tunes with a wink and a smile. Reformed Whores have been featured on "Gotham Comedy Live," The Huffington Post, Nerve.com, BUST Magazine, IAF.tv, Glamour Magazine, MTV's Guy Code blog, CBS's "The Doctors," and the Yahoo! web show... Read More →



Friday January 8, 2016 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

10:00pm

Judge John Hodgman (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

Join bestselling author and self-appointed judge John Hodgman as he listens to real-life disputes and weighs in on such pressing issues as “Is chili a soup or a stew?” This live version of the popular Maximum Fun-produced podcast features Bullseye host and Maximum Fun founder Jesse Thorn. $35 All Ages

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Jesse Thorn

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

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



Friday January 8, 2016 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Marines Memorial Theatre 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

10:00pm

The Chris Gethard Show Presents: Chris Gethard versus Vacation Jason in a Literal Fight to the Death!
The Chris Gethard Show Presents: Chris Gethard versus Vacation Jason in a Literal Fight to the Death!

"The Chris Gethard Show" is a strange late night cable talk show that bends the borders of what a talk show is even allowed to be. Fans of TCGS are rabid, passionate devotees to this public access born televised mayhem.

Fans of TCGS will also tell you that the eponymous host of the show has a mortal enemy – Vacation Jason, the island hopping, fruit loving madman who is always on vacation and thwarts Chris at every turn possible. Much to Chris’s consternation, Vacation Jason is a crowd favorite amongst the TCGS dedicated. His popularity rivals that of the host himself – some might say it even exceeds it.

After many, many years of these two non-titans battling publicly on the cable airwaves, things are finally set to come to a head on Friday, January 8th at 10 PM at the Brava Theater. Geth and Jason will face each other in a series of challenges with the assistance of you, the audience. Murf will be on hand to referee the proceedings and insure that they get out of control. The Human Fish will oversee everything with his watchful amphibious eyes. And the LLC will rock out while it all happens.

And at the end, one of these men will have won the majority of the challenges. And both have agreed that at that point, the other will be exterminated on stage. It will be like Hamilton versus Burr, except comedy serves as the duel and we are 85% certain no one will ever write a Broadway musical about the events that occur on this evening.

We sincerely hope to see you there! $28 All Ages

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Chris Gethard

Chris Gethard is a writer, actor, and comedian living in New York City. His Comedy Central Half Hour special premiered in June 2014. Chris plays the role of Derek in the Comedy Central series “Broad City” and had a recurring role on the last season of NBC’s "The Office." His feature credits include "The Heat" and "The Other Guys." He was named one of Variety’s Ten Comics to Watch in 2010, and has told stories on "This American Life." He's... Read More →



Friday January 8, 2016 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:00pm

Baron Vaughn: The Saturdaze Tour, with Emmett Montgomery, hosted by Faith Choyce
Baron Vaughn recently released his first comedy recording, "Raised By Cable," produced by AST Records, available at Amazon (mp3 and CD), and iTunes. Baron’s performed stand-up on "Conan" (twice), "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (below) and has had numerous appearances on Comedy Central most recently in the form of his own “Half Hour” comedy special. He’s performed in the HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival (Aspen), The Just for Laughs Comedy Festival (Montreal), The South Beach Comedy Festival (Miami), Moontower Comedy Festival (Austin), San Francisco Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival (Portland), Vancouver Comedy Festival, All Points West Music Festival (New Jersey), FYF Music Festival (Los Angeles), Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival (TN), and Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival (Seattle). He has also appeared in many shows on VH1, MTV, FUSE as well as the films "Black Dynamite," "Cloverfield," "The Other Guys" (Deleted Scenes), and was a series regular on USA’s recently canceled "Fairly Legal" (2010-2012). Baron Vaughn is currently a series regular on the Netflix show "Grace and Frankie," premiering May 8. $15 All Ages

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Baron Vaughn

Baron Vaughn recently released his first comedy recording, Raised By Cable, produced by AST Records, available at Amazon (mp3 and CD), and iTunes. Baron’s performed stand-up on Conan (twice), Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (below) and has had numerous appearances on Comedy Central most recently in the form of his own “Half Hour” comedy special. He’s performed in the HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival... Read More →
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Emmett Montgomery

Bio: 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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Faith Choyce

Faith Choyce is here and queer, brutally honest, and always sincere. She’s the perpetual class clown and smartass with no filter, all grown up. She’s shared the stage with the likes of Maria Bamford, Kyle Kinane, Bobby Lee, and opened for Marga Gomez. Catch her live and you’ll see that she’s as at home weaving confessional tales with one-liners as she is charming and disarming the audience with improv and poignant observational humor.



Friday January 8, 2016 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Doc's Lab 124 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

10:15pm

Improv Showcase: Orange Tuxedo with Craig and Carla Cackowski, Chinese Ballroom and Liss n' Sams, Hosted by Ali Safar (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

It's a night of great improvisation with Orange Tuxedo with Craig and Carla Cackowski and San Francisco's Liss n' Sams and Chinese Ballroom. Hosted by Ali Safar.  $15 All Ages

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Ali Safar

Ali Safar is a stand-up comedian making a name for himself with his razor sharp one-liners. | Don’t be deceived by his mild mannered nature because his punchlines have been known to put holes in walls. Stay on your toes because behind his witty, self-deprecating humor await some dark and twisted land-mines.
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Carla Cackowski

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

Chinese Ballroom has performed a signature mixture of short and long-form improv for seven years. Made up of playwrights, actors, stand-ups, and friends (aww), Chinese Ballroom has hosted sold out shows all over the Bay Area, including at the Exit, Phoenix and Stagewerx Theaters, the backyard of a Berkeley commune, and a Japanese karaoke bar we're pretty sure was a front for the mafia. They now host monthly shows at PianoFight on the first... Read More →
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Craig Cackowski

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

Joe Liss, Second City alumnus, has appeared on TV in According to Jim, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Less Than Perfect, and Strangers With Candy, and on film in God Bless America, Wayne’s World II, Curly Sue, Home Alone 2, and Major League. He’s written on Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil, Drawn Together, SpongeBob Squarepants, and Third Rock From the Sun. | | Marcus Sams teaches in San Francisco for Leela and Improv w/Marcus. He performs... Read More →
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Orange Tuxedo

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



Friday January 8, 2016 10:15pm - 11:45pm
Brava Studio Theater 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:15pm

The SF Sketchfest Dozen: Joe DeRosa & Joe Zimmerman, Hosted by Kate Willett
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.

Writer, actor, and standup comedian Joe DeRosa has become a favorite on the comedy circuit. His brand of comedy mixing brutal honesty and frustration at the workings of the world has won over comedy fans, radio listeners, and TV audiences nationwide. In February 2013 Joe taped his second half hour special for Comedy Central, and in September of that year released his third standup comedy album “You Will Die.” His first two standup albums, “The Depression Auction” and “Return of The Son of The Depression Auction,” were released on Comedy Central records in 2010 and 2011 respectively. A fourth album, “Mistakes Were Made: The B-Sides” was released in August of 2014. DeRosa was a writer on Netflix’s highly anticipated "Wet Hot American Summer" TV series. He also wrote and was a featured performer on TBS’ acclaimed "The Pete Holmes Show." Online, Joe created, wrote, and starred in Bedrocket’s 2013 web series "We Should Break Up" and the Warner Brothers web series "What Are We Waiting For?" In 2011 he directed and, along with fellow comedians Bill Burr and Robert Kelly, co-wrote and starred in the short film "CHEAT," which premiered at The Tribeca Film Festival that year. Simon and Schuster released a book based on the film, which was written by the three, in October 2012. In recent years, DeRosa has been seen in a recurring role on AMC’s "Better Call Saul," and has made appearances on Comedy Central’s "Inside Amy Schumer," FX’s "Louie," HBO’s "Bored To Death," E’s "Chelsea Lately," and in the video game Grand Theft Auto V. Joe headlines comedy clubs and colleges both in and out of the country and has been featured repeatedly at renowned festivals like South By Southwest, The Montreal Comedy Festival, JFL 42, The Moontower Comedy Festival, The New York Comedy Festival, Gilda’s Laughfest, and Bonnaroo.

In 2013 Joe made his television debut on "John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show" on Comedy Central, and since then has appeared on "Conan," "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," Season 8 of NBC’s "Last Comic Standing," Nickelodeon, and recorded a Comedy Central Half Hour Special. He was also chosen as one of the New Faces at Just For Laughs Montreal, where he was positively reviewed by the The Spit Take and Time Out NY. In 2014, he recorded his debut album, "Smiling at Wolves" which reached #2 on iTunes, and Buzzfeed named him a “Comedian you should be paying attention to,” saying “The combination of Joe’s calming vocalization and inventive writing is a thing of magic.” Praised for an accessible style pairing absurdism with observational and autobiographical
material, Joe is an original member of the Beards of Comedy, who toured from 2008-2012 and released two albums — 2011’s "Cardio Mix" & 2009’s "Comedy For People." Based out of New York city, Joe is currently touring the country with his new hour. He hosts popular science podcast called "Universe City" which comes out every Tuesday, and a monthly show at Union Hall in Brooklyn called “Deeperness”. Joe grew up in Morgantown, WV and graduated from Davidson College in 2005. $20 All Ages

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Joe DeRosa

Writer, actor, and standup comedian Joe DeRosa has become a favorite on the comedy circuit. His brand of comedy mixing brutal honesty and frustration at the workings of the world has won over comedy fans, radio listeners, and TV audiences nationwide. | | In February 2013 Joe taped his second half hour special for Comedy Central, and in September of that year released his third standup comedy album “You Will Die.” His first two standup... Read More →
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Joe Zimmerman

In 2013 Joe made his television debut on "John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show" on Comedy Central, and since then has appeared on "Conan," "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," Season 8 of NBC’s "Last Comic Standing," Nickelodeon, and recorded a Comedy Central Half Hour Special. He was also chosen as one of the New Faces at Just For Laughs Montreal, where he was positively reviewed by the The Spit Take and Time Out NY. In 2014, he... Read More →
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Kate Willett

San Francisco magazine describes Kate Willett as “a comedian you should know about,” so here’s the info: She’s a regular feature for Margaret Cho who she’s toured with nationally and internationally. Kate’s work was recently featured on the Risk! podcast with Kevin Allison. She’s one of the most sought after comedians in town, has opened for comedians like Kyle Kinane, Anthony Jeselnik, Michael Che, and produces four of the best... Read More →



Friday January 8, 2016 10:15pm - 11:45pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

10:30pm

Mara Wilson's What Are You Afraid Of? with guests John Ross Bowie and Sarah Thyre
$25 All Ages
Death, commitment, sock puppets -- everyone's afraid of something. Laugh at your fears as host Mara Wilson takes you through comedian and performers' anxieties (and a few of her own).

A show all about fears, anxieties, phobias, dealing with them, getting through them, and laughing at them. Each installment of WAYAO features three storytellers, including Mara herself.

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John Ross Bowie

John Ross Bowie shows up occasionally on The Big Bang Theory as the venal Barry Kripke. Other recent TV and film credits include Bones, The League, House of Lies and Burn Notice, and Paul Feig's beloved movie The Heat.
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Mara Wilson

Mara Wilson is best known for her childhood roles in "Mrs. Doubtfire" and "Matilda." Now she performs as a storyteller nationwide, plays The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home on "Welcome to Night Vale," and hosts a show about fears and anxieties, What Are You Afraid Of? Her writing has appeared on McSweeney’s, The Toast, Cracked, and Reductress, among others, and she is currently at work on her first book, "Where Am I Now... Read More →
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Sarah Thyre

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



Friday January 8, 2016 10:30pm - 11:45pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

10:30pm

The Ultimate Crowd Work Show: Todd Barry and Big Jay Oakerson & Friends with guests Ardie Fuqua, Maggie Maye and Kevin McDonald
It's the Ultimate Crowd Work Show. Todd Barry, from Netflix's "The Crowd Work Tour," and Big Jay Oakerson, from The Crowd Work Sessions and the upcoming Seeso production "What's Your F@%king Deal?!" co-headline a show consisting of nothing but crowd work, with some friends along for the ride. $25 All Ages

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Ardie Fuqua

Ardie Fuqua is a comedian and actor from New York. He has made appearances on BET’s Comic View and BET News. A veteran of the NYC stand up scene, he can be seen regularly at the city’s finest clubs, including Comedy Cellar, Caroline’s on Broadway, and Stand Up NY. Fuqua has given hilarious commentary as himself on VH1’s shows and Comedy Central’s "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn." He has also worked as a writer and performer on the "P... Read More →
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Big Jay Oakerson

Comedian Big Jay Oakerson currently has a new full length, digital-only album, "The Crowd Work Sessions:What's Your F@!?ng Deal?" on Comedy Central Records, recorded live at The Stand Comedy Club in New York City. His second album at the label is a follow up of his critically acclaimed "An American Storyteller.” | | Philadelphia born and raised Jay Oakerson, has risen the ranks of New York City comedy to become truly one of the best... Read More →
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Kevin McDonald

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

Maggie Maye has been called one of the hottest up and coming comedians in Austin, and recently made her late night debut on Conan. She has been a multiple time finalist in the Funniest Person in Austin contest, and has been featured in Austin Monthly magazine. She also performs comedy in festivals around the country, such as the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, San Francisco Comedy Burrito Festival, the She Devil Comedy Festival and the All Jane No... 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 to pile punchline... Read More →



Friday January 8, 2016 10:30pm - 11:59pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
 
Saturday, January 9
 

10:00am

Kevin McDonald Improv and Sketch Workshop (2 Day Workshop -- Day 1 of 2)
Join Kevin McDonald of the Kids in the Hall as he returns once again to SF Sketchfest for his popular two day, 14 hour workshop to improve your acting and writing skills. Back for its 3rd year, a group of twenty to thirty actors learn how to write comedy through performance, and use improv as a writing tool. By the end of the workshop you will be able to write sketches through improv.

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

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

This workshop will improve your acting and writing skills, and will teach you how both skills work in unison to create great scenes and hilarious comedy. And if prompted, Kevin will tell lots of stories about the Kids in the Hall. $300 All Ages

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Kevin McDonald

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



Saturday January 9, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

11:00am

Never Not Funny with Jimmy Pardo, Pat Francis and Matt Belknap and special guest Jon Hamm (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

SketchFest favorite Never Not Funny returns after a year hiatus and we couldn’t be happier! Hosted by comedian and TV personality Jimmy Pardo, the show features free-form conversations between Pardo, his producer Matt Belknap and his sometimes famous, always funny friends. Currently in its seventeenth season, the show has been featured by Entertainment Weekly’s Must List, Billboard Magazine, Esquire, GQ and was named a top comedy podcast by iTunes, Mashable and The AV Club. This year’s show features show favorite Pat Francis and very special guest Jon Hamm. To get acquainted and listen to NNF, visit www.nevernotfunny.com.
$25 All Ages

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Jimmy Pardo

Jimmy Pardo hosts the award-winning podcast Never Not Funny, the celebrity interview series The Pardo Patrol for TeamCoco.com, and the Nerdist YouTube Channel series Write Now! He is the star of his own half-hour Comedy Central Presents special and is the opening act for Conan O’Brien at Conan tapings. Jimmy hosted GSN’s National Lampoon’s Funny Money and episodes of VH1′s The Surreal Life, Love Lounge and NBC’s Late Friday. He also... Read More →
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Jon Hamm

Jon Hamm’s nuanced portrayal of the high-powered, advertising executive Don Draper on AMC’s award-winning drama series “Mad Men” has firmly established him as one of Hollywood’s most talented and versatile actors. He has earned numerous accolades, including an Emmy Award in 2015 for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, a Golden Globe Award in 2008, Television Critics Association Awards in 2011 and 2015, a Critics’ Choice Television... Read More →
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Matt Belknap

Matt Belknap is the producer and co-host of the hit podcast Never Not Funny, which won the first-ever Aspen Rooftop Comedy Award for Best Comedy Podcast, was twice named to iTunes’ year-end “Best in Podcasts” list and has been featured in magazines like Fast Company, Esquire and GQ. Matt founded the online comedy community aspecialthing.com in 2001 and launched a record label of the same name in 2007. Under the AST Records banner, Matt... Read More →
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Pat Francis

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



Saturday January 9, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

11:30am

SF Sketchfest and Alamo Drafthouse Present: 'Hook' 25th Anniversary Screening with Dante Basco and James Madio (The Lost Boys' Rufio and Don't Ask), hosted by Henri Mazza
Hard to believe, but it's been 25 years since we were first introduced to Steven Spielberg's grown-up Peter Pan (the wonderful Robin Williams), his trusty sidekick Tinkerbell (Julia Roberts), and a look at the world of Never Never Land in a way we'd never seen it before, complete with the nefarious Captain Hook (the dazzlingly- tressed Dustin Hoffman) and a very unique group of Lost Boys.

Join SF Sketchfest in celebrating the 25th Anniversary of "Hook" with special "Lost Boy" guests Dante Basco (Rufio) and James Madio (Don't Ask) for a Q&A hosted by Alamo Drafthouse's Henri Mazza, and participate in our interactive viewing party with props we'll provide you when you arrive. Costumes encouraged! Bring the kids! $20 All Ages

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Dante Basco

With a career spanning over two and a half decades, DANTE BASCO is a Hollywood actor who has become a cult classic and pioneering figure in Asian American cinema. He was first introduced in Steven Spielberg's fairytale movie Hook, as "Rufio", the leader of the Lost Boys. He quickly jumped to leading roles like Newline's Take the Lead, opposite Antonio Banderas, and The Debut, which became the voice of a Filipino American generation. 20th... Read More →
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Henri Mazza

Henri Mazza is the Chief Creative Officer of the Alamo Drafthouse. He has hosted several events at SF Sketchfest, including "The Princess Bride" with Cary Elwes and the "Footloose" Dance-Along.
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James Madio

Born and raised in the Bronx, New York. At the age of thirteen with his very first audition, James landed a role in the Steven Spielberg family adventure, Hook and never looked back. On the set of Hook, Dustin Hoffman was impressed enough with Madio's talent to suggest him for the role of his son in the film Hero The same year, he appeared as the younger version of the title character in the Independent film Mac starring John Turturro (in his... Read More →



Saturday January 9, 2016 11:30am - 2:30pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

12:00pm

Sell It! Improv Workshop with Craig Cackowski (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

Energy, confidence and decisiveness are 90% of the battle in improv, i.e. it's not so much what you say as when you say it and how you say it. How comfortable you are on stage will have a huge impact on how you're perceived by the audience. Whether you're a veteran improvisor or new to the artform, this is the perfect workshop for the performer who needs to practice owning their impulses and delivering them with confidence right away. $60 All Ages

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Craig Cackowski

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



Saturday January 9, 2016 12:00pm - 3:00pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

1:00pm

SuperEgo with Jeremy Carter, Matt Gourley, Mark McConville and Paul F. Tompkins and guest John Hodgman (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

SUPEREGO: Profiles in Self-obsession. Experience the popular podcast, live on stage! Enter the world of the Superego Clinic for Analytical Pscience™ where doctors Matt Gourley, Jeremy Carter, Mark McConville, and Paul F. Tompkins introduce you to a variety of curious characters. Weirdos, really. A bunch of self-absorbed swellheads, improvised and analyzed before your very eyes. With special guest John Hodgman. $22 All Ages

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Jeremy Carter

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

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

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

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

Paul F. Tompkins hosts the Fusion channel’s "No, You Shut Up" and the Earwolf podcast Spontaneanation with Paul F. Tompkins. He is also the voice of "Mr. Peanutbutter" for the Netflix animated series "BoJack Horseman" and plays "Dean Rosedragon" on the forthcoming Seeso comedy "Bajillion Dollar Properties."  For a full list of Mr. Tompkins’ stage, television and film credits, ask your teacher or a... Read More →



Saturday January 9, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

1:00pm

The SF Sketchfest Comedy Writing Award: Dave Barry, in conversation with Kevin Pollak
SF Sketchfest is proud to present its Comedy Writing Award to author, columnist and humorist Dave Barry. Mr. Barry will sit down for a moderated conversation and Q&A with actor/comedian and chat show host Kevin Pollak, followed by the presentation of the award. $25 All Ages

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Dave Barry

Dave Barry has been a professional humorist ever since he discovered that professional humor was a lot easier than working. | | For many years he wrote a newspaper column that appeared in more than 500 newspapers and generated thousands of letters from readers who thought he should be fired. Despite this, Barry won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary, although he misplaced it for several years, which is why his wife now keeps it in a secure... Read More →
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Kevin Pollak

Kevin Pollak has captured the attention of audiences worldwide with his range of both dramatic and comedic roles. He has appeared in over sixty films, as well as countless television projects, and has established himself as one of the few stand-up comedians to have a successful dramatic film career. In addition to his acting talents, he has also proven himself as both a writer, producer and recently a director and a talk show host. | | Pollak... Read More →



Saturday January 9, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Marines Memorial Theatre 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

3:00pm

Rock Solid with Pat Francis, David Wild and Kyle Dodson and special guest Sammy Hagar
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 and musical guests. Joining the fun are Producer Kyle Dodson and Pat’s hilarious rotating Co-Hosts; for the SF Sketchfest edition, Pat will be joined by Rolling Stone contributing editor and author David Wild. They are thrilled to welcome a very special guest -- iconic "Red Rocker" and Rock n Roll Hall of Fame inductee Sammy Hagar from Van Halen, The Circle, Chickenfoot, Montrose and The Wabos.  $25, 21+

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David Wild

David Wild is a twice Emmy-nominated television writer, a New York Times Best-Selling author and a Contributing Editor for Rolling Stone. A graduate of the Loomis Chaffee School and Cornell University, Wild started his career as a journalist at Esquirebefore coming to Rolling Stone where he made his mark as both the Music Editor and a writer. Since 2000, Wild has spent most of his time writing for television, including all of "The Grammy... 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 Comedy Central as a... Read More →
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Sammy Hagar

For almost forty years, Sammy Hagar has been one of rock music's most dynamic and prolific artists. From breaking into the industry with the seminal hard rock band Montrose to his multiplatinum solo career to his ride as the front man of Van Halen, the “Red Rocker” has set the tone for some of the greatest rock anthems ever written with songs like "I Can't Drive 55," "Right Now," and "Why Can't This Be Love."  He’s... Read More →



Saturday January 9, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

3:30pm

SF Sketchfest Tribute: 'Waiting For Guffman: Sesquicentennial + 20' with Bob Balaban, Christopher Guest, Parker Posey and Fred Willard, Moderated by Kevin Pollak (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

Are you ready to go back to Blaine, Missouri, the Stool Capital of the World? Where Corky got Bonnie a wonderful pantsuit? And where Libby Mae always has a place at the Dairy Queen? And where Ron is teaching Sheila to change her instincts, or at least ignore them? And where a young Dr. Pearl sat next to the class clown and studied him? SF Sketchfest is proud to present the Sesquicentennial + 20 event with a screening of the classic film "Waiting For Guffman" and Q&A with some of the core team who created this wonderful comedy. Please don't invite any Bastard People. $30 All Ages

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Bob Balaban

Bob Balaban has been nominated for an Academy Award, four Emmy Awards, two DGA Awards, a PGA Award, two SAG awards, a BAFTA, and a Tony Award. He produced and co-starred in "Gosford Park." He produced and directed “Bernard and Doris” (HBO), starring Susan Sarandon and Ralph Fiennes, and directed the films, “The Last Good Time,” starring Armin Mueller-Stahl and Maureen Stapleton, and “Parents,” starring Randy... Read More →
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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. | | Fred... Read More →
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Kevin Pollak

Kevin Pollak has captured the attention of audiences worldwide with his range of both dramatic and comedic roles. He has appeared in over sixty films, as well as countless television projects, and has established himself as one of the few stand-up comedians to have a successful dramatic film career. In addition to his acting talents, he has also proven himself as both a writer, producer and recently a director and a talk show host. | | Pollak... Read More →
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Parker Posey

Parker Posey stars opposite Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone in Woody Allen’s most recent film "Irrational Man" which premiered to rave reviews at Cannes. She is currently in production on "Mascots" for writer-director Christopher Guest, and recently wrapped Woody Allen’s upcoming film, in which she stars with Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg, Blake Lively and Steve Carrell. Parker’s previous work includes Chris Guest’s classic... Read More →



Saturday January 9, 2016 3:30pm - 5:45pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

4:00pm

Jordan Jesse Go! with Jordan Morris, Jesse Thorn and guest John Hodgman (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

Jordan, Jesse, Go! is a freewheeling comedy podcast about life in your twenties and everything else. Your hosts are Jesse Thorn, "America's Radio Sweetheart," and Jordan Morris, "Boy Detective." Joining them is the inimitable John Hodgman. $22 All Ages

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Jesse Thorn

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

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

Jordan Morris is a writer for Comedy Central's "@Midnight" with Chris Hardwick and the co-host of the Jordan, Jesse, Go! podcast. He's also written for Rifftrax, IFC, Funny or Die, IGN, Geek and Sundry and Rooster Teeth, to name a few. 



Saturday January 9, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

7:00pm

PianoFight Showcase: Judith, Private Street and The Trumpet Boys, Hosted by JR De Guzman (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

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 All Ages

Performers
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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. You can catch him on Season 2 of "Coming to the Stage" produced by Comedy Dynamics. He has entertained all over the world, having performed in the "invitation-­only" 2014 Joker's Ball in Indonesia, the 2014 Badaboom Comedy Series in Amsterdam, and... Read More →
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Judith

Judith is a House Sketch Team on Maude Night at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre - Los Angeles.
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Private Street

Private Street is a fast-paced, high-energy, character-driven team that brings you longform improv and sketch comedy! Private Street was named after the fascinating tales of Dylan’s experiences growing up on a private street in Topanga, California. PRIVATE STREET is Dylan Booth, David Brown, Anais Fairweather, Yak Manrique and Mark Schroeder.
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The Trumpet Boys

The Trumpet Boys have been performing their unique blend of excellent trumpet music and pitch-perfect showmanship throughout the biggest cities in Connecticut for years and are finally recording their first compact disc in San Francisco City, tonight! Featuring lots of good jokes, great music, and wacky surprises! Quite simply, it's sketch comedy with trumpets!



Saturday January 9, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

7:00pm

SF Sketchfest Tribute to Jeff Goldblum: Conversation and Music by Jeff Goldblum and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

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

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

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Jeff Goldblum

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



Saturday January 9, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Marines Memorial Theatre 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

7:00pm

The SF Sketchfest Dozen: Joe DeRosa & Joe Zimmerman, Hosted by Kate Willett
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.

Writer, actor, and standup comedian Joe DeRosa has become a favorite on the comedy circuit. His brand of comedy mixing brutal honesty and frustration at the workings of the world has won over comedy fans, radio listeners, and TV audiences nationwide. In February 2013 Joe taped his second half hour special for Comedy Central, and in September of that year released his third standup comedy album “You Will Die.” His first two standup albums, “The Depression Auction” and “Return of The Son of The Depression Auction,” were released on Comedy Central records in 2010 and 2011 respectively. A fourth album, “Mistakes Were Made: The B-Sides” was released in August of 2014. DeRosa was a writer on Netflix’s highly anticipated "Wet Hot American Summer" TV series. He also wrote and was a featured performer on TBS’ acclaimed "The Pete Holmes Show." Online, Joe created, wrote, and starred in Bedrocket’s 2013 web series "We Should Break Up" and the Warner Brothers web series "What Are We Waiting For?" In 2011 he directed and, along with fellow comedians Bill Burr and Robert Kelly, co-wrote and starred in the short film "CHEAT," which premiered at The Tribeca Film Festival that year. Simon and Schuster released a book based on the film, which was written by the three, in October 2012. In recent years, DeRosa has been seen in a recurring role on AMC’s "Better Call Saul," and has made appearances on Comedy Central’s "Inside Amy Schumer," FX’s "Louie," HBO’s "Bored To Death," E’s "Chelsea Lately," and in the video game Grand Theft Auto V. Joe headlines comedy clubs and colleges both in and out of the country and has been featured repeatedly at renowned festivals like South By Southwest, The Montreal Comedy Festival, JFL 42, The Moontower Comedy Festival, The New York Comedy Festival, Gilda’s Laughfest, and Bonnaroo.

In 2013 Joe made his television debut on "John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show" on Comedy Central, and since then has appeared on "Conan," "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," Season 8 of NBC’s "Last Comic Standing," Nickelodeon, and recorded a Comedy Central Half Hour Special. He was also chosen as one of the New Faces at Just For Laughs Montreal, where he was positively reviewed by the The Spit Take and Time Out NY. In 2014, he recorded his debut album, "Smiling at Wolves" which reached #2 on iTunes, and Buzzfeed named him a “Comedian you should be paying attention to,” saying “The combination of Joe’s calming vocalization and inventive writing is a thing of magic.” Praised for an accessible style pairing absurdism with observational and autobiographical
material, Joe is an original member of the Beards of Comedy, who toured from 2008-2012 and released two albums — 2011’s "Cardio Mix" & 2009’s "Comedy For People." Based out of New York city, Joe is currently touring the country with his new hour. He hosts popular science podcast called "Universe City" which comes out every Tuesday, and a monthly show at Union Hall in Brooklyn called “Deeperness”. Joe grew up in Morgantown, WV and graduated from Davidson College in 2005. $20 All Ages

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Joe DeRosa

Writer, actor, and standup comedian Joe DeRosa has become a favorite on the comedy circuit. His brand of comedy mixing brutal honesty and frustration at the workings of the world has won over comedy fans, radio listeners, and TV audiences nationwide. | | In February 2013 Joe taped his second half hour special for Comedy Central, and in September of that year released his third standup comedy album “You Will Die.” His first two standup... Read More →
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Joe Zimmerman

In 2013 Joe made his television debut on "John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show" on Comedy Central, and since then has appeared on "Conan," "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," Season 8 of NBC’s "Last Comic Standing," Nickelodeon, and recorded a Comedy Central Half Hour Special. He was also chosen as one of the New Faces at Just For Laughs Montreal, where he was positively reviewed by the The Spit Take and Time Out NY. In 2014, he... Read More →
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Kate Willett

San Francisco magazine describes Kate Willett as “a comedian you should know about,” so here’s the info: She’s a regular feature for Margaret Cho who she’s toured with nationally and internationally. Kate’s work was recently featured on the Risk! podcast with Kevin Allison. She’s one of the most sought after comedians in town, has opened for comedians like Kyle Kinane, Anthony Jeselnik, Michael Che, and produces four of the best... Read More →



Saturday January 9, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

7:00pm

'Hot Shots' 25th Anniversary with Jim Abrahams and Pat Proft, moderated by Henri Mazza
Yes, it's been 30 years since "Top Gun." But never mind that. It's been 25 years since the hysterical parody "Hot Shots!" debuted and we're celebrating!

Watch as Topper Harley (Charlie Sheen) flips for Ramada (Valeria Golino), goes to war, and saves the day alongside cohorts Kent (Cary Elwes), Wash-Out (Jon Cryer) and Admiral Tug Benson (Lloyd Bridges, in a hilarious and ridiculous performance).

Legendary comedy filmmakers Jim Abrahams and Pat Proft will be on hand for a special screening and Q&A. Director and co-writer Jim Abrahams is 1/3 of the infamous ZAZ trio, alongside David Zucker and Jerry Zucker, who created the comedies "Airplane!, "The Naked Gun," "Kentucky Fried Movie" and "Top Secret." Co-writer Pat Proft co-wrote the "Naked Gun" trilogy as well as the screenplays for "Police Academy" and "Bachelor Party." $10 All Ages

Moderators
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Henri Mazza

Henri Mazza is the Chief Creative Officer of the Alamo Drafthouse. He has hosted several events at SF Sketchfest, including "The Princess Bride" with Cary Elwes and the "Footloose" Dance-Along.

Performers
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Jim Abrahams

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

STAND-UP COMIC. IMPROVISATIONAL THEATER. DUDLEY RIGGS’ BRAVE NEW WORKSHOP. COMEDY STORE IN LA. KENTUCKY FRIED THEATER. PROFT BROKE INTO TV AS A COMEDY PERFORMER. WENT ON TO WRITE AND PERFORM WITH STEVE MARTIN, DICK VAN DYKE, MARY TYLER MOORE, BOB HOPE, SMOTHERS BROTHERS, CAROL BURNETT. POLICE SQUAD. FERNWOOD TONITE. PART OF THE CREATIVE TEAMS BEHIND SUCH FEATURE FILM FRANCHISES AS "POLICE ACADEMY", "THE NAKED GUN: FROM THE FILES OF POLICE... Read More →



Saturday January 9, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

7:30pm

The Imaginary Radio Program with Drennon Davis and guests DJ Real, Dragon Boy Suede, Nina Daniels, Sean Keane and Chris Storin
The Imaginary Radio Program is a musical/sketch/variety show created and hosted by comedian Drennon Davis starring a cast of talented comics and musicians (plus a few very special guests). Past Guests Have Included: Reggie Watts, Peter Serafinowicz, Aisha Tyler, Maria Bamford, DJ Douggpound, Baron Vaughn, Karen Kilgariff, TJ Miller, DJ REAL, The Bots, Brent Weinbach, Moshe Kasher, Chip Pope, Walsh Brothers, Ron Lynch, Rachel Bloom, Paul Gilmartin, Eliza Skinner, Janet Varney, Sam Simmons, James Adomian, Jake Weisman and The Baby Boys. $20 All Ages

Performers
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Chris Storin

Born in Oakland California, this Bay Area native will crack you UP! Chris Storin's characters and sound effects provide a hilarious and original outlook on everyday life. His energetic style and nose have captivated audiences throughout the country. In 2011, Storin opened the sold-out Wild 94.9 Comedy Jam at Shoreline Amphitheater. He has toured nationally with Anjelah Johnson, Paul Rodriguez and is currently touring with Winner of Last Comic... 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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Dragon Boy Suede

Howard Kremer is a comedian best known for his disdain for most pop music and his adoration of summah! After paying his dues as a comic in Austin, Howard was chosen to write and perform in the MTV show Austin Stories. As his rap alter-ego Dragon Boy Suede he has performed on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and his very own "Comedy Central Presents." You can find Howard and his chart keeper Kulap every Wednesday on Earwolf hosting "Who Charted?!"
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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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Nina Daniels

Born and raised in New York, Nina has rapidly established herself as one of the most versatile comedians today with her hilariously original autobiographical stories and unique show. Nina has appeared on some of LA's best shows Hollywood Improv, UCB, Nerdmelt Theater (Imaginary Radio), The Josh & Josh Show, Ice House, Hot Tub with Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal, Super Serious Show and many others. | Most recently Nina guest starred in Season... Read More →
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Sean Keane

Sean Keane is a writer and comic from San Francisco, a former editor of UC Berkeley’s humor magazine, and and a founder of "The Business," an acclaimed weekly comedy showcase that was named Best of SF in 2012. He has performed at SF Sketchfest and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and regularly produces a series of standup-and-video showcases, including "Sean In 60 Seconds," "The Seanshank Redemption," and "Keane Wolf." Rooftop Comedy gave... Read More →



Saturday January 9, 2016 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Stage Werx 446 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

7:30pm

Dave Foley, Kevin McDonald and Scott Thompson: Three Out of Five Ain't Bad (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

Dave Foley, Kevin McDonald and Scott Thompson-- three members of legendary sketch troupe The Kids in the Hall-- come together at SF Sketchfest for a night of standup, sketch, and, if you're lucky, maybe even an onstage argument or two. It's not all the Kids, but three out of five ain't bad! $30 All Ages

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Dave Foley

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

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

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



Saturday January 9, 2016 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

7:30pm

Workjuice Theatre with Paget Brewster, Craig Cackowski, Mark Gagliardi, Marc Evan Jackson, Hal Lublin, Busy Philipps, Paul F. Tompkins and more (SOLD OUT)
This show is sold out. Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

From the ashes of the Thrilling Adventure Hour comes WorkJuice Theater! Featuring a NEW episode of"Beyond Belief" picking up where the hit stage show and podcast left off last year! This new show is written by Thrilling Adventure Hour creators Ben Acker & Ben Blacker and stars WorkJuice Players Paul F. Tompkins ("No You Shut Up"), Paget Brewster ("Grandfathered"), Marc Evan Jackson ("Brooklyn 99"), Mark Gagliardi ("Drunk History"), Craig Cackowski ("Drunk History"), Janet Varney ("Legend of Korra"), Hal Lublin ("We Got This podcast"), and Busy Philipps ("Cougar Town") with new songs by Paul & Storm and Jonathan Coulton! Plus: You never know who else will show up! $40 All Ages

Performers
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Ben Acker

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

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

Born in Oak Park, Ill on June 25, 1979 and raised in Scottsdale, AZ, actress Busy Philipps says she knew she wanted to act for as long as she can remember. At 18, she moved to Los Angeles to attend Loyola Marymount University and pursue acting as a career. | | Currently she can be seen on the popular ABC comedy “Cougar Town” opposite Courteney Cox. Most recently, Philipps has been seen in stand out roles in the films “Made of... Read More →
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Craig Cackowski

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

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

Marc Evan Jackson has appeared in “Parks & Recreation,” Super Dave’s “Spike-tacular,” Funny Or Die’s “The Carpet Brothers,” “Last Comic Standing,” "22 Jump Street" and a series of hilarious State Farms ads with JK Simmons. He is also well known for his recurring role on “Brooklyn 99.”
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Mark Gagliardi

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

aget Brewster starred as Emily Prentiss in 126 episodes of the CBS show “Criminal Minds”. She recently joined the cast of “Community” for season 6 on Yahoo as Greendale’s CFO Frankie Dart. She also plays the morphine-addicted matriarch Dodo on Comedy Central’s new series “Another Period” and can be seen as boozy medium Sadie Doyle in the long running stage show/podcast “The Thrilling Adventure Hour”. | Brewster is also... Read More →
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Paul F. Tompkins

Paul F. Tompkins hosts the Fusion channel’s "No, You Shut Up" and the Earwolf podcast Spontaneanation with Paul F. Tompkins. He is also the voice of "Mr. Peanutbutter" for the Netflix animated series "BoJack Horseman" and plays "Dean Rosedragon" on the forthcoming Seeso comedy "Bajillion Dollar Properties."  For a full list of Mr. Tompkins’ stage, television and film credits, ask your teacher or a... Read More →



Saturday January 9, 2016 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:30pm

Ron Funches with Cameron Esposito, Hosted by Adam Pearlstein (SOLD OUT)
This show is sold out. Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

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. Ron’s television appearances include recurring roles on Comedy Central’s "Kroll Show" and Disney’s "Crash and Bernstein." A guest star role on Fox’s "New Girl," stand up performances on TBS’s "Conan O’Brien Show," and Comedy Central’s "John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show." You can catch Ron in his series regular role on NBC’s show "Undateable." Ron resides in Southern California.

Joining Ron is a special guest, Cameron Esposito. Cameron Esposito is a nationally touring standup comic and the host of Put Your Hands Together - both the podcast and live show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. She is also the host of the action/scifi movie podcast WhamBamPow, a regular on "Chelsea Lately" and her network television debut on "Late Late with Craig Ferguson" was called “the most memorable first time on a late night show for any comedian in recent history” by Splitsider. $20, 21+

Performers
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Adam Pearlstein

Adam is a stand up comedian who performs in theaters, clubs, colleges, bars, street corners and parking lots all over the west coast. Adam started doing stand up comedy when he was 17 years old but quit after bombing in front of John Whitherspoon and then accidentally crashing his car into a club owners stretch limousine. Adam returned to comedy 5 years later and has since opened for Dana Carvey, David Alan Grier and won first place in the San... Read More →
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Cameron Esposito

Standup comic, actor and writer Cameron Esposito has appeared on Comedy Central, TBS, CBS, NBC, E!, IFC, HBO Canada and the Cartoon Network. Her late night television debut on "Late Late with Craig Ferguson" was called “the most memorable first time on a late night show for any comedian in recent history.” (Splitsider) | | As regular guest on top comedy podcasts like WTF with Marc Maron, Nerdist, Comedy Bang Bang, Doug Loves Movies... 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. | | Ron’s television appearances include recurring roles on Comedy Central’s "Kroll Show" and Disney’s "Crash and... Read More →



Saturday January 9, 2016 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

7:30pm

Seeso Presents: Big Jay Oakerson’s What’s Your F@%king Deal?! with Big Jay Oakerson, Ardie Fuqua, Joe DeRosa, Matt McCarthy, Peggy Sinnott and Grant Lyon (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

Comedian Big Jay Oakerson currently has a new full length, digital-only album, "The Crowd Work Sessions:What's Your F@!?ng Deal?" on Comedy Central Records, recorded live at The Stand Comedy Club in New York City. His second album at the label is a follow up of his critically acclaimed "An American Storyteller.”

Philadelphia born and raised Jay Oakerson, has risen the ranks of New York City comedy to become truly one of the best at the art of storytelling. Dubbed recently by the New York Times as a "Master of the Dirty Joke," Jay has also mastered the art of Crowd Work.

Many may know Jay from his television appearances, most recently on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon." He is also known to many via the hit IFC show "Z-Rock," where he received critical acclaim for his performance as "Neil," the sexually ambiguous owner of a NYC rock club. His television credits also include Comedy Central's "Premium Blend" and "The Half Hour" as well as "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn." He's appeared multiple times on BET's "Comic View" and HBO's "P. Diddy's Bad Boys of Comedy.” His first hour stand-up special will be airing on Comedy Central. Big Jay Oakerson’s - What’s Your F@%king Deal?! will air on NBC’s digital platform, SeeSo.

Jay has been a stand out at comedy and music festivals around the world, including Just For Laughs in Montreal, Toronto and Austrailia. Additionally he has taken part in the New York Comedy Festival, South By Southwest, Moontower Festival in Austin, Tx., North By Northeast, Mayhem Festival among others. $20 All Ages

Performers
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Ardie Fuqua

Ardie Fuqua is a comedian and actor from New York. He has made appearances on BET’s Comic View and BET News. A veteran of the NYC stand up scene, he can be seen regularly at the city’s finest clubs, including Comedy Cellar, Caroline’s on Broadway, and Stand Up NY. Fuqua has given hilarious commentary as himself on VH1’s shows and Comedy Central’s "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn." He has also worked as a writer and performer on the "P... Read More →
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Big Jay Oakerson

Comedian Big Jay Oakerson currently has a new full length, digital-only album, "The Crowd Work Sessions:What's Your F@!?ng Deal?" on Comedy Central Records, recorded live at The Stand Comedy Club in New York City. His second album at the label is a follow up of his critically acclaimed "An American Storyteller.” | | Philadelphia born and raised Jay Oakerson, has risen the ranks of New York City comedy to become truly one of the best... Read More →
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Grant Lyon

In 2014, Grant won the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival and was chosen as a New Face in comedy at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. As well as performing in a number of other comedy festivals including The Great American Comedy Festival and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Grant has performed on the TV show Comics Unleashed and on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Radio Show. His film Interview Date was eligible for a short film... Read More →
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Joe DeRosa

Writer, actor, and standup comedian Joe DeRosa has become a favorite on the comedy circuit. His brand of comedy mixing brutal honesty and frustration at the workings of the world has won over comedy fans, radio listeners, and TV audiences nationwide. | | In February 2013 Joe taped his second half hour special for Comedy Central, and in September of that year released his third standup comedy album “You Will Die.” His first two standup... Read More →
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Matt McCarthy

Matt McCarthy (born November 9, 1979 in Providence, Rhode Island) is an American comedian, writer, improviser and actor living in Los Angeles. McCarthy is best known for appearances on "The Pete Holmes Show" and CollegeHumor.com and as host of the "We Watch Wrestling" Podcast on Feral Audio. His stand-up comedy television performances include "Live at Gotham," "John Oliver's New York Stand Up Show" on Comedy Central. McCarthy has performed... Read More →
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Peggy Sinnott

Peggy Sinnott is a piece of trash that got stuck on (and is now permanently attached to) a garbage island floating in the ocean. She performs stand up all over Los Angeles and her writing and acting has been featured on: FOX's ADHD, TruTV, Rooftop Comedy, TVGuide, Funnyordie, and College Humor. Hot filthy garbage.



Saturday January 9, 2016 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Doc's Lab 124 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

8:00pm

Chris Gethard: Career Suicide / Bucky Sinister (SOLD OUT)
This show is sold out. Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

Chris Gethard is the host of "The Chris Gethard Show," a stand up who’s had a half hour special on Comedy Central, and an actor seen in shows and movies like "Broad City," "The Office," "Parks and Recreation," "Louie," "Bored to Death," "The Heat," and "The Other Guys."

But he’s also someone who’s suffered from real depression issues for most of his life. And he’s written an hour of unapologetically funny stand up comedy focusing on everything that comes with that – suicide, alcoholism, and all the other funniest parts of life.

Performed at NYC venues such as the UCB Theater and Union Hall, this show was also an official selection of the Just for Laughs festivals in Montreal and Toronto. This performance marks its west coast debut.

“In this vessel, he achieves palpable moments of profoundness that could easily crash and burn on stage. The truth is, if you're making some of this stuff seem hilarious, as he does at times, you know what you're doing up there.” – exclaim.ca

“… an honest, raw and incredibly funny look at the absurdity and precariousness of life… In the tradition of Richard Pryor and Mike Birbiglia, Gethard transforms his life into storytelling art.” – NOW Magazine $20 All Ages

Performers
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Bucky Sinister

Bucky Sinister is a comedian and an author of seven books, most recently the science fiction novel "Black Hole." He appears in the Bobcat Goldthwait film "Willow Creek" and the Amber Tamblyn film "Paint It Black." He lives in Oakland.
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Chris Gethard

Chris Gethard is a writer, actor, and comedian living in New York City. His Comedy Central Half Hour special premiered in June 2014. Chris plays the role of Derek in the Comedy Central series “Broad City” and had a recurring role on the last season of NBC’s "The Office." His feature credits include "The Heat" and "The Other Guys." He was named one of Variety’s Ten Comics to Watch in 2010, and has told stories on "This American Life." He's... Read More →



Saturday January 9, 2016 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

Rooftop Comedy Showcase: Devin Field, Andrew Holmgren, Casey Ley, Lydia Popovich, Ali Safar and Peggy Sinnott, Hosted by Red Scott (SOLD OUT)
This show is sold out. Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

Rooftop Comedy and SF Sketchfest present six Saturday showcases rounding up some of the best up and coming stand up comics in the nation! $15 All Ages

Performers
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Ali Safar

Ali Safar is a stand-up comedian making a name for himself with his razor sharp one-liners. | Don’t be deceived by his mild mannered nature because his punchlines have been known to put holes in walls. Stay on your toes because behind his witty, self-deprecating humor await some dark and twisted land-mines.
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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 was named SF Weekly's “Best Comedian” in 2014 and will be featured in an upcoming VICE... 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 member of The Mission Position at SF's alternative comedy hub The Cynic Cave. He has appeared in major comedy festivals around the country like SFSketchfest... Read More →
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Devin Field

Devin Field is a comedian and writer originally from Seattle, Washington now living in Los Angeles. Devin was a writer for the latest season of Billy On The Street and was recently featured in the Onion's Vice parody series, Edge. He can currently be seen performing stand up around Los Angeles at venues like Nerdmelt, the Laugh Factory and the Comedy Store, and performing improv with his UCB Harold team Landlord.
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Lydia Popovich

Lydia Popovich is a SF-based comedian. Her anecdotal humor and vivid storytelling make her a unique voice in a sea of dick jokes. | | She’s a featured performer at Rooster T. Feathers, Punch Line SF, Punch Line Sacramento and Cobb's Comedy Club. She taught Derek Waters how to take a Jell-O shot on Comedy Central's Drunk History. In 2014, she won 2nd place in the She Devil Comedy Competition. | | The only things that bring her more joy... Read More →
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Peggy Sinnott

Peggy Sinnott is a piece of trash that got stuck on (and is now permanently attached to) a garbage island floating in the ocean. She performs stand up all over Los Angeles and her writing and acting has been featured on: FOX's ADHD, TruTV, Rooftop Comedy, TVGuide, Funnyordie, and College Humor. Hot filthy garbage.
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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 2011-2014 SF Sketchfest, including appearing in Jimmy Pardo's "Write Now!" in 2013. His Game of Thrones podcast, “Boars, Gore, and Swords” has twice been featured on the website BoingBoing. He performs all over the Bay Area, and is a regular at The... Read More →



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

8:00pm

The Tabernacle with Matt Lieb, Allison Mick, Stevie Post, Jessica Sele and Richard Toomer (SOLD OUT)
This show is sold out. Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

This is a weekly Stand Up comedy showcase featuring Torio Van Grol, Allison Mick, Stevie Post, and Matt Lieb. We were featured at SF Sketchfest 2015 and have existed as a weekly in SF for a year and a half. Torio Van Grol won "Best Joke of 2015" according to a poll at Courting Comedy (an SF Comedy blog) and Matt Lieb was voted one of the "Top 5 Comics of 2015" according to that same blog. Some of the Tabernacle's past headliners have included Dan St. Germain, Ahmed Bharoccha, Brad Williams, and Scott Capurro. $15 All Ages

Due to a change in his schedule, Torio Van Grol will no longer be appearing. 

Performers
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Allison Mick

From Upstate New York by way of Massachusetts, Allison Mick started making people laugh to cope with cold, hard winters. Once moving to the Bay Area, she decided to give it a try for getting through cold, hard summers. Allison's comedy tackles topics like race, gender, and fast food, and can be seen monthly as part of the Vice Principals of Comedy showcases in San Francisco. Of Allison Mick, earmilk.com wrote, "Her schtick is rough around the... 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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Matt Lieb

Matt Lieb is a comedian, writer, actor and street musician/Bone Thugs-N-Harmony cover band. He was named “one of my all-time favorite Bay Area performers” by the award-winning SF blog Courting Comedy and described as “extremely talented, charmingly dark and genuinely pleasant.” He won 2nd place at the 2004 KZSC Comedy Competition, but the guy who won 1st place no longer does comedy so Matt basically won 1st place. He also won 1st place at... Read More →
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Richard Toomer

Richard Toomer is a stand up comedian, writer, actor, and producer based out of San Francisco, California. His comedy focuses on making sense out being a black kid born in Detroit who found himself raised up in the suburbs of southern California; and the things he's observed while living in San Francisco for the past decade. He also co-produces a monthly show called Crushes, Loves, and One Night Stands, a comedy/storytelling show where comedians... Read More →
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Stevie Post

Steve Post is a stand-up comic from Somerville, Massachusetts. Based in San Francisco, he performs all over the city. Considered to be one of the best up-and-coming comics by himself and close friends, you're going to want to keep an eye on him! He's had conversations Bill Burr, Bob Saget, and the actor who played Sean on "Boy Meets World" but worked with none of them. Clubs performed at include The Punchline, Cobb’s Comedy Club... Read More →



Saturday January 9, 2016 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Brava Studio Theater 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

9:00pm

PianoFight Showcase: Ike Night, Living Impaired and Vanessa Gonzalez presents 'I Don't Know Dating,' Hosted by Andie Main (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

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 All Ages

Performers
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Andie Main

Andie Main started considering the idea of stand up comedy while she was the original artist for the popular podcast Professor Blastoff (hosted by Tig Notaro, Kyle Dunnigan and David Huntsberger) After completing one original painting a week inspired by the topics discussed, which were then featured on the site www.professorblastoff.com for over a year, Andie decided to pursue stand up comedy fulltime instead. There is just no way to tell if this... Read More →
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Ike Night

Ikechukwu Ufomadu is an actor, comedian and entertainer. His original, live talk show IKE AT NIGHT has played sold out runs at JACK and The Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival. It plays again spring of 2016 at The Bushwick Starr. His one-man variety hour IKE NIGHT has played at Ars Nova, JACK and Sidewalk Cafe. He's collaborated with several OBIE-winning experimental theater companies including Young Jean Lee's Theater Company, 600... Read More →
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Living Impaired

"It's difficult to pigeon-hole Living Impaired but if Carrot Top watched a Kids in the Hall marathon while drinking 3 bottles of Robitussin you might get close. If you come see a Living Impaired show we promise it will be entertaining & you can take a bunch of props home".
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Vanessa Gonzalez presents "I Don't Know Dating"

"I Don't Know Dating" | Written and performed by Vanessa Gonzalez | | Vanessa tries to figure out those funny feelings you get before, during, and after dating someone. | | Vanessa Gonzalez is an improviser/sketch comedy writer based out of Austin, TX. She teaches improv and is a regular performer at The New Movement. Vanessa has toured the country with the Air Sex Championships and I Don’t Know Words and has performed at various... Read More →



Saturday January 9, 2016 9:00pm - 10:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

9:15pm

The SF Sketchfest Dozen: Maggie Maye & Matt McCarthy, Hosted by Josef Anolin
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.

Maggie Maye has been called one of the hottest up and coming comedians in Austin, and recently made her late night debut on Conan. She has been a multiple time finalist in the Funniest Person in Austin contest, and has been featured in Austin Monthly magazine. She also performs comedy in festivals around the country, such as the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, San Francisco Comedy Burrito Festival, the She Devil Comedy Festival and the All Jane No Dick Comedy Festival. She is also a contributing blogger for one of her favorite fests, the Women in Comedy Festival.

Matt McCarthy (born November 9, 1979 in Providence, Rhode Island) is an American comedian, writer, improviser and actor living in Los Angeles. McCarthy is best known for appearances on "The Pete Holmes Show" and CollegeHumor.com and as host of the "We Watch Wrestling" Podcast on Feral Audio. His stand-up comedy television performances include "Live at Gotham," "John Oliver's New York Stand Up Show" on Comedy Central. McCarthy has performed stand-up at such festivals as Just for Laughs in Montreal, All Tomorrow's Parties, Sasquatch, Outside Lands and Bonnaroo. Has been see on "@midnight," "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "Adam Devine's House Party," "Louie," "White Collar," "Bored to Death," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Whitest Kids U' Know" and the movie "The Other Guys." $20 All Ages

Performers
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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 one... Read More →
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Maggie Maye

Maggie Maye has been called one of the hottest up and coming comedians in Austin, and recently made her late night debut on Conan. She has been a multiple time finalist in the Funniest Person in Austin contest, and has been featured in Austin Monthly magazine. She also performs comedy in festivals around the country, such as the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, San Francisco Comedy Burrito Festival, the She Devil Comedy Festival and the All Jane No... Read More →
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Matt McCarthy

Matt McCarthy (born November 9, 1979 in Providence, Rhode Island) is an American comedian, writer, improviser and actor living in Los Angeles. McCarthy is best known for appearances on "The Pete Holmes Show" and CollegeHumor.com and as host of the "We Watch Wrestling" Podcast on Feral Audio. His stand-up comedy television performances include "Live at Gotham," "John Oliver's New York Stand Up Show" on Comedy Central. McCarthy has performed... Read More →



Saturday January 9, 2016 9:15pm - 10:45pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

10:00pm

Improvised Shakespeare Company with Joey Bland, Ross Bryant, Greg Hess, Thomas Middleditch and Blaine Swen (SOLD OUT)
This show is sold out. Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

Known as one of the most critically acclaimed theatrical Improv troupes in the country, The Improvised Shakespeare Company has been touring nationally and internationally at Performing Arts Centers and has been featured at Montreal's Just For Laughs, Seattle's Bumbershoot Festival, SF Sketchfest, Bonnaroo Music & Arts fesival, and last summer at the Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco where none other than Sir Patrick Stewart joined the group as a surprise guest player! The ISC has been named Chicago's "Best Improv Group" by both the Chicago Reader and the Chicago Examiner and has received a New York Nightlife Award for "Best Comedic Performance by a Group". The ISC has also been honored by the Chicago Improv Foundation as its "Ensemble of the Year". $35 All Ages

Performers
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Blaine Swen

Blaine Swen is the creator and director of The Improvised Shakespeare Company.  He can also be seen at iO Chicago performing in the two-person groupBlessing with Susan Messing.  His other iO credits include the house team Bullet Lounge, the one-man improvised musical, BASH!, The Armando Diaz Experience, The Deltones, and Challenger. He has also performed in Chicago with The Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra... Read More →
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Greg Hess

Greg Hess is an actor and writer living in Los Angeles. He is a founding member of the critically acclaimed Cook County Social Club, and regular performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade, and iO West. Past credits include the Second City National Touring Company, and Baby Wants Candy among others. Television credits include Playing House, Soul Man, Key & Peele and Schlub Life, a recent pilot with Comedy Central. He is a graduate of the College... Read More →
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Joey Bland

Joey Bland has performed with The Improvised Shakespeare Company for nine years. In Chicago he also performs with multiple musical improv ensembles including Baby Wants Candy and The Improvised Sondheim Project. Also in recent years, Joey has often worked on unique projects with The Second City, collaborating with the Chicago Lyric Opera, collaborating with the Hubbard Street Dance Company, and playing a disgraced Illinois governor. 
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Ross Bryant

Ross Bryant has been performing with The Improvised Shakespeare company since it began at the iO Theater in Chicago.  Previously, Ross toured internationally with the Second City Touring Company and was an ensemble member of the Second City Mainstage, where he co-wrote and performed the critically-acclaimed review "Let Them Eat Chaos."  Currently, Ross can be seen at UCB LA with Baby Wants Candy. Ross also draws lots of cartoons which can be... Read More →
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Thomas Middleditch

Thomas Middleditch can currently be seen as Richard Hendrix, the central character in Mike Judge’s (recently Emmy nominated) series on HBO, "Silicon Valley." | | Thomas will soon be seen in the feature films, "The Bronze" opposite Melissa Rauch, Gary Cole, and Sebastian Stan and "The Final Girls," directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson. He will also soon be heard as one of the lead voices in the DreamWorks animated feature, "Captain Underpants... Read More →



Saturday January 9, 2016 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Marines Memorial Theatre 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

10:00pm

Harmontown with Dan Harmon and Jeff B. Davis (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

People always ask us “What is Harmontown?” and that’s a tough question to answer, but here’s the closest thing we’ve got: The countdown continues due to overwhelming demand: 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, 21+

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 part of his deal with Robert Zemeckis at... 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 →



Saturday January 9, 2016 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

10:00pm

Spotlight on 'Drunk History' with Derek Waters and Friends, with Steve Berg, Eric Edelstein, Cameron Esposito, Ron Funches and Kyle Kinane, moderated by Henri Mazza (SOLD OUT)
This show is sold out. Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

$25
All Ages
SF Sketchfest spotlights "Drunk History!" Host Derek Waters will screen never-before-seen footage, take questions and welcome special guests. Based on the popular web series, Comedy Central's "Drunk History" is the liquored-up narration of our nation's history. Host Derek Waters, along with an ever-changing cast of actors and comedians, travels across the country to present the rich tales that every city in this land has to offer. Booze helps bring out the truth. It's just that sometimes the truth is a little incoherent.

Moderators
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Henri Mazza

Henri Mazza is the Chief Creative Officer of the Alamo Drafthouse. He has hosted several events at SF Sketchfest, including "The Princess Bride" with Cary Elwes and the "Footloose" Dance-Along.

Performers
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Cameron Esposito

Standup comic, actor and writer Cameron Esposito has appeared on Comedy Central, TBS, CBS, NBC, E!, IFC, HBO Canada and the Cartoon Network. Her late night television debut on "Late Late with Craig Ferguson" was called “the most memorable first time on a late night show for any comedian in recent history.” (Splitsider) | | As regular guest on top comedy podcasts like WTF with Marc Maron, Nerdist, Comedy Bang Bang, Doug Loves Movies... Read More →
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Derek Waters

Derek Waters is the creator of the Emmy award winning series "Drunk History" on Comedy Central, which is currently airing its third season. The show began as a series of online shorts that garnered millions of views on Funny or Die and YouTube. "Drunk History: Douglass & Lincoln," starring Will Ferrell and Don Cheadle, premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and won The Jury Prize for Best American Short.  As an... Read More →
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Eric Edelstein

Eric Edelstein can be seen in the upcoming "Green Room," as well as "We Bare Bears," "Shameless," "Clarence," "Parks and Recreation," "Drunk History," and "Jurassic World." He was honored to be named one of Variety's "10 loudest actors under 45 that look like John Goodman."
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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. | | Ron’s television appearances include recurring roles on Comedy Central’s "Kroll Show" and Disney’s "Crash and... Read More →
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Steve Berg

Steve Berg is an actor and improviser who is upcoming on Comedy Central's new series "Idiot Sitter" and Joe Swanberg's next feature "Win It All," opposite Jake Johnson. Other credits include Joss Whedon's "Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog" and the features "Year of the Dog," "Gentlemen Broncos" and Joe Swanberg's "Digging for Fire," which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. He was a series regular in the Fox Television... Read More →



Saturday January 9, 2016 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

10:00pm

Workjuice Theatre with Paget Brewster, Craig Cackowski, Mark Gagliardi, Marc Evan Jackson, Hal Lublin, Busy Philipps, Paul F. Tompkins and more
From the ashes of the Thrilling Adventure Hour comes WorkJuice Theater! Featuring a NEW episode of"Beyond Belief" picking up where the hit stage show and podcast left off last year! This new show is written by Thrilling Adventure Hour creators Ben Acker & Ben Blacker and stars WorkJuice Players Paul F. Tompkins ("No You Shut Up"), Paget Brewster ("Grandfathered"), Marc Evan Jackson ("Brooklyn 99"), Mark Gagliardi ("Drunk History"), Craig Cackowski ("Drunk History"), Janet Varney ("Legend of Korra"), Hal Lublin ("We Got This podcast"), and Busy Philipps ("Cougar Town") with new songs by Paul & Storm and Jonathan Coulton! Plus: You never know who else will show up! $40 All Ages

Performers
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Ben Acker

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

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

Born in Oak Park, Ill on June 25, 1979 and raised in Scottsdale, AZ, actress Busy Philipps says she knew she wanted to act for as long as she can remember. At 18, she moved to Los Angeles to attend Loyola Marymount University and pursue acting as a career. | | Currently she can be seen on the popular ABC comedy “Cougar Town” opposite Courteney Cox. Most recently, Philipps has been seen in stand out roles in the films “Made of... Read More →
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Craig Cackowski

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

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

Marc Evan Jackson has appeared in “Parks & Recreation,” Super Dave’s “Spike-tacular,” Funny Or Die’s “The Carpet Brothers,” “Last Comic Standing,” "22 Jump Street" and a series of hilarious State Farms ads with JK Simmons. He is also well known for his recurring role on “Brooklyn 99.”
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Mark Gagliardi

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

aget Brewster starred as Emily Prentiss in 126 episodes of the CBS show “Criminal Minds”. She recently joined the cast of “Community” for season 6 on Yahoo as Greendale’s CFO Frankie Dart. She also plays the morphine-addicted matriarch Dodo on Comedy Central’s new series “Another Period” and can be seen as boozy medium Sadie Doyle in the long running stage show/podcast “The Thrilling Adventure Hour”. | Brewster is also... Read More →
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Paul F. Tompkins

Paul F. Tompkins hosts the Fusion channel’s "No, You Shut Up" and the Earwolf podcast Spontaneanation with Paul F. Tompkins. He is also the voice of "Mr. Peanutbutter" for the Netflix animated series "BoJack Horseman" and plays "Dean Rosedragon" on the forthcoming Seeso comedy "Bajillion Dollar Properties."  For a full list of Mr. Tompkins’ stage, television and film credits, ask your teacher or a... Read More →



Saturday January 9, 2016 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:00pm

Fresh Mugs: Clara Bijl, Anita Drieseberg, Loren Kraut, LeMaire Lee, David Nguyen, Ryan Schutt and Austin Wolf-Sothern, Hosted by Chad Opitz
SF Sketchfest presents a series of showcases with some of the best new mugs on the comedy scene! Sporadically appearing at several venues throughout the festival including The Punch Line, Stage Werx, Brava Studio and Doc's Lab. $15 All Ages

Due to a change in his schedule, Conor Delehanty will no longer be appearing. Clara Bijl has been added.  

Performers
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Anita Drieseberg

A self-proclaimed "Spinster", Anita has been blessed with a crazy german mother - the source of her best material. A favorite at the SF Punchline and Cobbs Comedy Club, Anita has performed at The Comedy Store in LA , Laugh Boston and appears regularly in Toronto at Absolute Comedy and other clubs. She is the creator of the online animated series "Heckville" and the Facebook comic "SanFranita is..." Her humorous animated shorts have won... Read More →
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Austin Wolf-Sothern

Austin Wolf-Sothern is a stand-up comedian 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. And he is one of the producers of the weekly free comedy show, Sleepaway Camp, in downtown Los Angeles.
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Chad Opitz

Based out of Santa Cruz, CA., Chad Opitz is a comic who 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 New Talent Competition and 1st place winner of the Walk the Plank comedy competition, beating out 100 comics for the top prize. Veering between one-liners... Read More →
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Clara Bijl

Clara is an internationally unknown stand up comedian. She's performed everywhere, she's a contributing writer to her twitter account, @clarabijl. She currently lives in San Francisco with a man and a couple kids. Find out more at www.funnyfrench.com
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David Nguyen

David Nguyen is a refreshingly positive voice in stand up – his act has a sharp edge but never draws blood. He's like a bag of jelly beans with the licorice and popcorn beans left in – overall, very sweet, but with just enough bitter notes to keep it interesting. Preferring a gentler approach to social commentary than the foot-stomping, chest-pounding norm, his criticism is always funny and usually constructive. And with an... Read More →
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LeMaire Lee

LeMaire Lee is a good guy, who does good guy stuff. | | And Classy.
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Loren Kraut

Awkwardly hilarious, Loren’s unorthodox style of comedy juxtaposes playfulness with deeply dark humor. She turns grim subject matter, like depression and suicide, on its ear, presenting the bleakness of mental illness with unexpected wit and levity. Ever the outsider, Loren gives us a glimpse into her weird, silly and often tragic world that, in the end, is surprisingly life affirming.
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Ryan Schutt

When Ryan gets the opportunity to talk at a group of strangers with a microphone, he relates to them by drawing from his pathetically shallow reservoir of life experience. Staying comfortably within the bounds of his limited knowledge and interests, his material focuses on things that bother him, getting bothered by things, and the relationship between him and things that are bothersome. It goes without saying that it is clearly everything else... Read More →



Saturday January 9, 2016 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Doc's Lab 124 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

10:15pm

The Romane Event with Paco Romane and guests Tom Devenport, Jane Harrison, Lauren O'Brien, Drew Platt and Scott Simpson
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 All Ages

Performers
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Drew Platt

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

You may have seen Lauren and her impressions in the viral video “Celebrities Stuck in Traffic” featured on the TODAY Show, Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post and more. Lauren began her comedy career with another viral video "Office Party Drunk" featured on CNN and The Howard Stern Show, then started performing sketch, improv and stand-up regularly. She transitioned her stage persona into an on-air personality for the top-rated morning radio... Read More →
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Paco Romane

Paco Romane is an award-winning and critically acclaimed stand up comedian (voted “Best Comedian” in the San Francisco Weekly and San Francisco Bay Guardian), actor, writer, and director. He has established himself as a favorite new comedian with his energetic, self-deprecating style. In a recent interview with KQED Arts, journalist Jonathan Curiel added, “This SF comedian keeps audiences riveted and coming back for more with... Read More →
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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 the North American Comedy and Music Festival. He makes jokes on Twitter as @scottsimpson, and his show “You Look Nice Today” has received the Podcast Award for Best... Read More →
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Tom Devenport

Tom never planned it to work out this way, but lunch can change everything. One tainted burrito (It’s a long story), a career change, and several years later, Tom has performed in clubs, theaters, hotel ballrooms, on decks, in conference rooms, in bars, at malls, behind chicken wire, at sci-fi conventions, and in school cafeterias, explaining his nerd’s-eye view of the world to audiences across the US, UK, France and Germany. When... Read More →



Saturday January 9, 2016 10:15pm - 11:45pm
Brava Studio Theater 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:30pm

Uhh Yeah Dude with Jonathan Larroquette and Seth Romatelli
A weekly roundup of America through the eyes of two American-Americans, Uhh Yeah Dude is one of the longest running podcasts on the tubes. With weekly episodes since 2006, Jonathan & Seth come to SF for a night of everything from the latest idiocy in Florida to dissecting childhood memories. $25 All Ages

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Jonathan Larroquette

Jonathan Larroquette is a composer, actor and podcaster. He's co-host of the hit show Uhh Yeah Dude, one of the longest running podcasts out there.
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Seth Romatelli

Seth Romatelli is an actor, writer and podcaster. He's the co-host of the hit podcast Uhh Yeah Dude. Film and TV work includes "Crossroads," "Fish Without a Bicycle." and "Killer: A Journal of Murder."



Saturday January 9, 2016 10:30pm - 11:45pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

10:30pm

Rooftop Comedy Showcase: Shanti Charan, Brian Frange, Nato Green, Grant Lyon, Natasha Muse and Greg Santos, Hosted by Matt Lieb
Rooftop Comedy and SF Sketchfest present six Saturday showcases rounding up some of the best up and coming stand up comics in the nation! $15 All Ages

Performers
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Brian Frange

Brian was selected as a New Face in the 2014 Just For Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival and chosen by TimeOutNY as one of the top 10 comedians from New York at the festival where he was described as a ‘sketch double-threat who’s strong, straightforward material and well-crafted jokes retain universal appeal.’ Brian is a contributing writer for TruTV's Billy on the Street, has a conspiracy theory/comedy podcast called The Unbelievable Podcast... Read More →
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Grant Lyon

In 2014, Grant won the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival and was chosen as a New Face in comedy at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. As well as performing in a number of other comedy festivals including The Great American Comedy Festival and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Grant has performed on the TV show Comics Unleashed and on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Radio Show. His film Interview Date was eligible for a short film... Read More →
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Greg Santos

(Insert clever acknowledgement of how unnatural it is to write your own bio) | | Greg Santos is a Cuban with the gift of looking Caucasian. Born and raised in Las Vegas, NV, he made his way out to San Diego, CA where he started doing Stand Up Comedy in 2009. Greg has performed at RIOT LA (LA’s Alt Comedy Festival) in 2015 & 2014 & the Bridgetown Comedy Festival (2014). His sketches have been featured by Playboy.com, Funny or Die, Huffington... Read More →
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Matt Lieb

Matt Lieb is a comedian, writer, actor and street musician/Bone Thugs-N-Harmony cover band. He was named “one of my all-time favorite Bay Area performers” by the award-winning SF blog Courting Comedy and described as “extremely talented, charmingly dark and genuinely pleasant.” He won 2nd place at the 2004 KZSC Comedy Competition, but the guy who won 1st place no longer does comedy so Matt basically won 1st place. He also won 1st place at... Read More →
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Natasha Muse

Natasha Muse is the C3P0 of San Francisco comedy: she's was once mistaken | for a golden god but in reality she's a bumbling gay robot. SF Weekly | declared her the "Funniest Tranny in SF." She's a member of the | stand-up collective the Cynic Cave; has been in such comedy festivals as | the SF Sketchfest and Bridgetown; and is a regular at the SF Punchline | and Cobb's Comedy Club. | Natasha's comedy is so good it's not even funny.
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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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Shanti Charan

Shanti Charan’s bubbly personality, combined with her contagious smile lure in audiences & her comedic abilities keep them laughing. She is a Bay Area favorite & a regular at every local club including both San Francisco and Sacramento Punch Line, Cobb's, Rooster T Feathers and The Improv. She also produces one of the best comedy shows in the East Bay, Oakland Comedy Shop. Shanti has had the opportunity to work with talented people such as... Read More →



Saturday January 9, 2016 10:30pm - 11:45pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

10:30pm

The Todd Barry Podcast with Dave Foley, Scott Thompson and Maggie Maye
Highly regarded and amazing comedian Todd Barry talks to friends - and maybe people he doesn't know - about their careers, travel, food, and various other topics. Sounds good, doesn't it? Yeah. It really does. $20 All Ages

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Dave Foley

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

Maggie Maye has been called one of the hottest up and coming comedians in Austin, and recently made her late night debut on Conan. She has been a multiple time finalist in the Funniest Person in Austin contest, and has been featured in Austin Monthly magazine. She also performs comedy in festivals around the country, such as the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, San Francisco Comedy Burrito Festival, the She Devil Comedy Festival and the All Jane No... Read More →
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Scott Thompson

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



Saturday January 9, 2016 10:30pm - 11:59pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

11:00pm

PianoFight Showcase: 2 Hot Dogs, OSFUG: The Fast Fuckin' Sketch Show, Virginia's Harem, Hosted by Zach Noe Towers
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 All Ages

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2 Hot Dogs

Kirby Howell Baptiste is currently a recurring sketch player on the MTV pilot Yo! Is this racist? She is also a recurring character on the Judd Apatow/Netflix series LOVE (released 2016). She recently worked as a series regular on the ABC pilot “The King of 7B,” alongside Craig Ferguson. Kirby is a member of two house teams at UCB Theatre, and her credits include House of Lies, Comedy Bang! Bang! and Comedy Central’s 6 Guys 1 Car... Read More →
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OSFUG: The Fast Fuckin' Sketch Show

OSFUG is THE Fast Fuckin' Sketch Show. We have a monthly hour-long late-night sketch show at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre in NYC that has been selling out shows for over a year, and has been listed in the New York Times, Timeout NY and the Village Voice, among others. WE CRAM MORE COMEDY INTO AN HOUR THAN ANY OTHER GROUP AROUND, AND HAVE A FUCKIN' AWESOME TIME DOING IT.
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Virginia's Harem

Virginia’s Harem is a sketch group that was formed in early 2015 comprised of Liz Beeson, Valerie Boucvalt, Margee Green, Erica Goostrey, Alicia Hawkes, and Emily Slazer. They met taking classes at The New Movement NOLA, and that’s their home base. Their shows are a blend of high energy sketch comedy and short, low tech videos. Their aesthetic is accidentally 90s-ish as it’s shaped by their lack of technological expertise and an exuberant... Read More →
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Zach Noe Towers

A Saint Louis native, Zach Noe Towers now calls Los Angeles, CA home. Performing on both stage and screen, you may have caught Zach in TV shows "Greek" and "Save Me," ad campaigns for Google+ and Taco Bell, or slinging jokes on the high seas with RSVP/Atlantis cruise lines. Zach is a staff writer on the new animated show "Ant(i)colony" and is currently preparing for the "Fire Crotch" Pride tour in the summer of 2015.



Saturday January 9, 2016 11:00pm - Sunday January 10, 2016 12:30am
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Sunday, January 10
 

10:00am

Kevin McDonald Improv and Sketch Workshop (2 Day Workshop -- Day 2 of 2)
Join Kevin McDonald of the Kids in the Hall as he returns once again to SF Sketchfest for his popular two day, 14 hour workshop to improve your acting and writing skills. Back for its 3rd year, a group of twenty to thirty actors learn how to write comedy through performance, and use improv as a writing tool. By the end of the workshop you will be able to write sketches through improv.

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

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

This workshop will improve your acting and writing skills, and will teach you how both skills work in unison to create great scenes and hilarious comedy. And if prompted, Kevin will tell lots of stories about the Kids in the Hall. $300 14+ $300 All Ages

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Kevin McDonald

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



Sunday January 10, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

10:30am

Sell It! Improv Workshop with Craig Cackowski (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

Energy, confidence and decisiveness are 90% of the battle in improv, i.e. it's not so much what you say as when you say it and how you say it. How comfortable you are on stage will have a huge impact on how you're perceived by the audience. Whether you're a veteran improvisor or new to the artform, this is the perfect workshop for the performer who needs to practice owning their impulses and delivering them with confidence right away. $60 All Ages

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Craig Cackowski

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



Sunday January 10, 2016 10:30am - 1:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

11:00am

Brunches with Funches: Giggles & Nibbles with Ron Funches & Friends, with Drennon Davis, Joe DeRosa and Maggie Maye (SOLD OUT)
This show is sold out. Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

Do you like to enjoy a delicious brunch and then giggle with a cuddly comedian? Then this weird and special event is for you! Join "Undateable" star Ron Funches and his friends as they perform comedy while you nibble on eggs and other assorted delectables.

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. Ron’s television appearances include recurring roles on Comedy Central’s "Kroll Show" and Disney’s "Crash and Bernstein." A guest star role on Fox’s "New Girl," stand up performances on TBS’s "Conan O’Brien Show," and Comedy Central’s "John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show." You can catch Ron in his series regular role on NBC’s show "Undateable." Ron resides in Southern California. $20 show only / $55 VIP seating with brunch buffet --  All Ages

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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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Joe DeRosa

Writer, actor, and standup comedian Joe DeRosa has become a favorite on the comedy circuit. His brand of comedy mixing brutal honesty and frustration at the workings of the world has won over comedy fans, radio listeners, and TV audiences nationwide. | | In February 2013 Joe taped his second half hour special for Comedy Central, and in September of that year released his third standup comedy album “You Will Die.” His first two standup... Read More →
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Maggie Maye

Maggie Maye has been called one of the hottest up and coming comedians in Austin, and recently made her late night debut on Conan. She has been a multiple time finalist in the Funniest Person in Austin contest, and has been featured in Austin Monthly magazine. She also performs comedy in festivals around the country, such as the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, San Francisco Comedy Burrito Festival, the She Devil Comedy Festival and the All Jane No... 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. | | Ron’s television appearances include recurring roles on Comedy Central’s "Kroll Show" and Disney’s "Crash and... Read More →



Sunday January 10, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

12:30pm

Pop My Culture with Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland and guest Fred Willard
Pop My Culture is a weekly-ish podcast hosted by comedic actors and improvisers Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland. Join these two entertainment nerds and their special guests as they discuss movies, music, television, celebrity gossip, etc. without all those pesky “serious” topics like politics, religion and the environment. I mean, you can tune into Fresh Air for that. We’ll just tackle the trivial watercooler stuff, ok?

Joining Vanessa and Cole for a live recording at SF Sketchfest is a very special guest -- legendary comedian and actor Fred Willard ("Waiting For Guffman," "Best In Show," "Fernwood2Night," and countless others)!

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

www.popmyculturepodcast.com $15 All Ages

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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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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. | | Fred... Read More →
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Vanessa Ragland

Vanessa Ragland is an LA-based writer, performer, and co-host of Nerdist Network's Pop My Culture Podcast. She’s a current member of the Groundlings Sunday company. VanJam (with Jamie Flam) is a melting pot of all her favorite things, music, comedy, and really dumb vests.



Sunday January 10, 2016 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

12:30pm

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

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Adam Savage

Adam Savage has spent his life gathering skills that allow him to take what’s in his brain and make it real. He’s built everything from ancient Buddhas to futuristic weapons, from spaceships to dancing vegetables, from fine art sculptures to animated chocolate — and just about anything else you can think of. | | The son of a filmmaker/painter and a psychotherapist, Adam has been making his own toys since he was allowed to hold... Read More →
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Carter Parton Rogers

Carter Parton Rogers is a singer and songwriter with a big dream. Her dream is to be a "country music singin' sensation" at the Grand Ole Opry! She is making her way to The Opry via stages all across the United States Country from Los Angeles to New York City. Her hope is to brighten days and bring laughter through music, songs and stories. You can connect with Carter on her blogsite www.CarterPartonRogers.com.
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Hal Lublin

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

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



Sunday January 10, 2016 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

2:00pm

An Afternoon with Alan Arkin: "The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming" 50th Anniversary Screening and Q&A, moderated by Ron Bostwick
SF Sketchfest welcomes screen legend Alan Arkin back to the festival to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of this classic Cold War comedy. When a Soviet submarine, commanded by Lieutenant Rozanov (Arkin, in an Academy Award-nominated role), accidentally runs aground in a quaint New England town, it causes ridiculous mass hysteria among the townspeople. This acclaimed award-winning film tells a tale that is strangely relevant even in 2016. Directed by Norman Jewison, the film also stars Carl Reiner, Eva Marie Saint and Jonathan Winters. Alan Arkin, who started as an improv comedian in the Second City troupe and went on to become a major star of the stage and screen, will sit down for an extended conversation with Boulder International Film Festival producer Ron Bostwick after the screening. Arkin's many screen roles include "The In-Laws," "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter," "Wait Until Dark," "Edward Scissorhands," "Argo," and "Little Miss Sunshine," for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. $25 All Ages

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Alan Arkin

Alan Arkin has long been recognized as an actor of great talent and versatility on stage, screen and television. He won the 2007 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, the 2007 BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor, the 2007 Best Motion Picture Cast Performance by the SAG Awards and the 2007 Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male for his performance in Little Miss Sunshine. Alan recently completed filming The Change Up directed by... Read More →
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Ron Bostwick

Ron Bostwick has has been a producer at the Boulder (CO) International Film Festival for 10 years, where he's sat down with Bobcat Goldthwait, Alec Baldwin, Chevy Chase, Shirley MacLaine, Martin Sheen, William H. Macy and more. While sitting, he's had the pleasure of interviewing them, too. His comedy roots go back to writing sketches in high school before heading off to Emerson College in Boston. It looks like his checks are clearing... Read More →



Sunday January 10, 2016 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

3:00pm

'BoJack Horseman' with Paul F. Tompkins, Lisa Hanawalt, Mike Hollingsworth and Raphael Bob-Waksberg, Moderated by Mara Wilson (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

Spend an afternoon with some of the cast and crew of the hit Netflix original animated series "BoJack Horseman!" Paul F. Tompkins (voice of Mr. Peanutbutter), Lisa Hanawalt (Production Designer/Producer), Mike Hollingsworth (Supervising Director) and creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg will assemble at Cobb's Comedy Club for clips, conversation and Q&A, moderated by Mara Wilson. $25 All Ages

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Lisa Hanawalt

Lisa is the production designer/producer of "BoJack Horseman," an original animated series for Netflix. Her first book with Drawn & Quarterly, "My Dirty Dumb Eyes," was published in 2013. She grew up in Palo Alto, California, and graduated from UCLA in 2006. She writes and illustrates a regular column for Lucky Peach magazine. She co-hosts a podcast called "Baby Geniuses" with comedian Emily Heller, on the Maximum Fun network. She lives in... Read More →
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Mara Wilson

Mara Wilson is best known for her childhood roles in "Mrs. Doubtfire" and "Matilda." Now she performs as a storyteller nationwide, plays The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home on "Welcome to Night Vale," and hosts a show about fears and anxieties, What Are You Afraid Of? Her writing has appeared on McSweeney’s, The Toast, Cracked, and Reductress, among others, and she is currently at work on her first book, "Where Am I Now... Read More →
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Mike Hollingsworth

Mike Hollingsworth is the Supervising Director of “BoJack Horseman.” A self taught animator, Mike chose stand-up comedy instead of college. While doing stand-up he honed a sense of comedic timing for animation that can't be taught in a classroom. After stand-up he combined his love of animation and comedy into animated shorts that appeared in many festivals around the world, including Annecy, The HBO Aspen Comedy Festival and NYC's... Read More →
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Paul F. Tompkins

Paul F. Tompkins hosts the Fusion channel’s "No, You Shut Up" and the Earwolf podcast Spontaneanation with Paul F. Tompkins. He is also the voice of "Mr. Peanutbutter" for the Netflix animated series "BoJack Horseman" and plays "Dean Rosedragon" on the forthcoming Seeso comedy "Bajillion Dollar Properties."  For a full list of Mr. Tompkins’ stage, television and film credits, ask your teacher or a... Read More →
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Raphael Bob-Waksberg

Raphael Bob-Waksberg is the creator and executive producer of the Netflix series "BoJack Horseman," which has been called "a bleak, brilliant comedy" by Slate, "the funniest show about depression ever" by Vulture, and "so odd" by the New York Times. Prior to BoJack, Raphael worked on the writing staff of a few TV shows that didn't last very long, and wrote a pilot for NBC that they apparently liked but didn't love. | | Raphael was a founding... Read More →



Sunday January 10, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

3:00pm

Dead Pilots Society with John Ross Bowie, John Hodgman, Joshua Malina, Busy Philipps and more (SOLD OUT)
This show is sold out. Tickets may be available at the door day-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

Dozens of TV show pilots are written every year, and most don't get to see the light of day. Until now. Friends writer Andrew Reich (Work It) and Nerdist Writers Panel creator Ben Blacker (Thrilling Adventure Hour) have invited their writer pals to bring out their dead pilots for a series of table reads called Dead Pilots' Society (soon to be a podcast). Featuring scripts by top writers that were never produced because of the questionable judgment of networks and development executives, DPS lets these brilliant, promise-filled scripts be enjoyed by you, the public, performed by top actors.
No notes. No one gets fired. We all laugh. $25 All Ages

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Ben Blacker

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

Born in Oak Park, Ill on June 25, 1979 and raised in Scottsdale, AZ, actress Busy Philipps says she knew she wanted to act for as long as she can remember. At 18, she moved to Los Angeles to attend Loyola Marymount University and pursue acting as a career. | | Currently she can be seen on the popular ABC comedy “Cougar Town” opposite Courteney Cox. Most recently, Philipps has been seen in stand out roles in the films “Made of... Read More →
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John Hodgman

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

John Ross Bowie shows up occasionally on The Big Bang Theory as the venal Barry Kripke. Other recent TV and film credits include Bones, The League, House of Lies and Burn Notice, and Paul Feig's beloved movie The Heat.
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Joshua Malina

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



Sunday January 10, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

7:00pm

Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: Two Man Group (CANCELED)

THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELED -- REFUNDS AVAILABLE AT POINT OF PURCHASE. TICKET HOLDERS WILL BE CONTACTED.

Armed with nothing but their sharp wit, comedians Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood take to the live stage to create hilarious and original scenes in their two-man show. Known by TV audiences for their work on "Whose Line is it Anyway?," Colin & Brad improvise new material every night from audience suggestions and participation. Interactive in every sense of the word, Colin & Brad will take the audience on a comedic high-wire act… just like a live version of Whose Line! Get ready for a night of non-stop laughter for all ages! 

$50 Orchestra, $40 Balcony, All Ages



7:00pm

PianoFight Showcase: Judith, Private Street and Virginia's Harem, Hosted by Ryan Schutt
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 All Ages

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Judith

Judith is a House Sketch Team on Maude Night at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre - Los Angeles.
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Private Street

Private Street is a fast-paced, high-energy, character-driven team that brings you longform improv and sketch comedy! Private Street was named after the fascinating tales of Dylan’s experiences growing up on a private street in Topanga, California. PRIVATE STREET is Dylan Booth, David Brown, Anais Fairweather, Yak Manrique and Mark Schroeder.
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Ryan Schutt

When Ryan gets the opportunity to talk at a group of strangers with a microphone, he relates to them by drawing from his pathetically shallow reservoir of life experience. Staying comfortably within the bounds of his limited knowledge and interests, his material focuses on things that bother him, getting bothered by things, and the relationship between him and things that are bothersome. It goes without saying that it is clearly everything else... Read More →
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Virginia's Harem

Virginia’s Harem is a sketch group that was formed in early 2015 comprised of Liz Beeson, Valerie Boucvalt, Margee Green, Erica Goostrey, Alicia Hawkes, and Emily Slazer. They met taking classes at The New Movement NOLA, and that’s their home base. Their shows are a blend of high energy sketch comedy and short, low tech videos. Their aesthetic is accidentally 90s-ish as it’s shaped by their lack of technological expertise and an exuberant... Read More →



7:00pm

The SF Sketchfest Great Collaborators Tribute: Billy Crystal & Alan Zweibel, in conversation, moderated by Ron Bostwick (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

SF Sketchfest is thrilled to pay tribute to great collaborators and long-time friends Billy Crystal and Alan Zweibel. Meeting in the mid seventies on the stand-up scene, they began working together in the early years of "Saturday Night Live" and recently collaborated on the Tony-Award winning hit solo Broadway show turned television special "700 Sundays." Don't miss your chance to hear these two comedy greats in conversation at the beautiful historic Castro Theatre. $35 All Ages

Performers
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Alan Zweibel

An original “Saturday Night Live” writer who the New York Times says has “earned a place in the pantheon of American pop culture,” Alan has won multiple Emmy, Writers Guild of America, and TV Critics awards for his work in television, which also includes “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show” (which he co-created and produced), “Monk,”  “PBS’s Great Performances,&ldquo... Read More →
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Billy Crystal

Tony® and Emmy Award®-winning comedian, actor, producer, writer and director Billy Crystal is known to audiences around the world as the star of such feature films as “When Harry Met Sally…,” “City Slickers” and “Analyze This;” as a cast member of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live;” and as the acclaimed nine-time host of the Academy... Read More →
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Ron Bostwick

Ron Bostwick has has been a producer at the Boulder (CO) International Film Festival for 10 years, where he's sat down with Bobcat Goldthwait, Alec Baldwin, Chevy Chase, Shirley MacLaine, Martin Sheen, William H. Macy and more. While sitting, he's had the pleasure of interviewing them, too. His comedy roots go back to writing sketches in high school before heading off to Emerson College in Boston. It looks like his checks are clearing... Read More →



Sunday January 10, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

8:00pm

PianoFight Showcase: Fairy Tale Theatre: 18 & Over, OSFUG: The Fast Fuckin' Sketch Show and Vagina Jones, Hosted by Brian Frange
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 All Ages

Performers
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Brian Frange

Brian was selected as a New Face in the 2014 Just For Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival and chosen by TimeOutNY as one of the top 10 comedians from New York at the festival where he was described as a ‘sketch double-threat who’s strong, straightforward material and well-crafted jokes retain universal appeal.’ Brian is a contributing writer for TruTV's Billy on the Street, has a conspiracy theory/comedy podcast called The Unbelievable Podcast... Read More →
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Fairy Tale Theatre: 18 & Over

A collection of original fairy tales with morals and lessons for adults (i.e. “The Tale of the Bipolar Bear and the Codependent Eskimo”). Told with a mix of live actors and puppets, the show has played to consistently sold-out crowds across LA for the past five years, including UCB LA, the Groundlings, the ACME, IO West, and the Comedy Central Stage. The show was optioned as a television series for FX with Billy Crystal’s Face Productions... Read More →
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OSFUG: The Fast Fuckin' Sketch Show

OSFUG is THE Fast Fuckin' Sketch Show. We have a monthly hour-long late-night sketch show at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre in NYC that has been selling out shows for over a year, and has been listed in the New York Times, Timeout NY and the Village Voice, among others. WE CRAM MORE COMEDY INTO AN HOUR THAN ANY OTHER GROUP AROUND, AND HAVE A FUCKIN' AWESOME TIME DOING IT.
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Vagina Jones

Conceived in the summer of 2013, Vagina Jones is the first all-woman team to be birthed from the EndGames Improv community. In addition to performing regularly with EndGames, Vagina Jones currently produces the independent, ever popular San Francisco "Lady Jam" every month at Stage Werx theater. They enjoy slumber parties, french braids, the mall, and all Bronte sisters.



Sunday January 10, 2016 8:00pm - 9:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm

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

Performers
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John Doe

John Doe was born in 1977 when he arrived in Los Angeles. His previous life in Tennessee, Wisconsin & Baltimore was a great & fertile time but new music and social changes led him to events that created a life in art. He graduated from Antioch College in Baltimore in 1975, worked as a roofer, aluminum siding mechanic, and ran a poetry reading series. Ms. Meyers was his landlord in the rural black community of Simpsonville , MD... Read More →
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Michael Chabon

Michael Chabon is an acclaimed and bestselling author whose works include the Pulitzer Prize–winning novel "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay" (2000). Chabon achieved literary fame at age twenty-four with his first novel, "The Mysteries of Pittsburgh" (1988), which was a major critical and commercial success. He then published "Wonder Boys" (1995), another bestseller, which was made into a film starring Michael Douglas. One of... Read More →
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Paul F. Tompkins

Paul F. Tompkins hosts the Fusion channel’s "No, You Shut Up" and the Earwolf podcast Spontaneanation with Paul F. Tompkins. He is also the voice of "Mr. Peanutbutter" for the Netflix animated series "BoJack Horseman" and plays "Dean Rosedragon" on the forthcoming Seeso comedy "Bajillion Dollar Properties."  For a full list of Mr. Tompkins’ stage, television and film credits, ask your teacher or a... Read More →
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Rhett Miller

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



Sunday January 10, 2016 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

8:00pm

Quiz-O-Tron with Rebecca Watson and guests Hal Lublin, Bonnie Burton, Justin Robert Young, Ashley Paramore and Adam Savage / Answer Me! The Comedy Game Show with Jacob Rubin and Will Scovill
QUIZ-O-TRON:
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. With Rebecca Watson and guests Hal Lublin, Bonnie Burton, Justin Robert Young, Ashley Paramore and Adam Savage.

ANSWER ME:
Come see comedians do what they do best: match wits in a game of pop culture trivia! In the traditional panel quiz format, two teams of two comedians will answer trivia questions and compete in ridiculous challenges for arbitrary points and useless prizes. They will be joined by... YOU! Every round, two randomly selected audience members will join the comedians in the hopes of pulling a prize out of the Outdated Media Barrel. Could you be selected? You'll find out when you ANSWER ME! $15 All Ages

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 anything else you can think of. | | The son of a filmmaker/painter and a psychotherapist, Adam has been making his own toys since he was allowed to hold... Read More →
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Ashley Paramore

Ashley Paramore is a heretic who has been producing online content since 2006 covering atheism, skepticism, feminism, and vegan food. You can find her streaming weekly on Twitch as FakeGamerGirl, or learn more of her other ventures at ashleyparamore.com.
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Bonnie Burton

Bonnie Burton is the bestselling author of “The Star Wars Craft Book” (Random House), “Girls Against Girls: Why We Are Mean to Each Other and How We Can Change” (Zest Books),  “You Can Draw Star Wars” (DK Books), “Star Wars: Planets in Peril” (DK Books), Draw Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Klutz Books) and more. She hosts “Geek DIY” celebrity craft show on Stan Lee’s World of... Read More →
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Hal Lublin

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

Justin Robert Young is a writer and comedian who has created two number one Billboard comedy albums. His podcast Night Attack with Brian Brushwood has been listed as an iTunes top pick and been covered by NPR, Wired, Engadget and more. His card game "The Contender" has been described as "revolutionizing" by The Daily Dot. He's spent the past four years performing for audiences throughout America.
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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 →
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Will Scovill

Will Scovill has been a producer and Audio/Visual Technician for the Bay Area comedy scene since 2010. He is a member of SF sketch group The Worst and co-produces Answer Me! The Comedy Game Show. Will has also served as producer and recording engineer on several podcasts including Sup Doc, Tales From The Swan Hotel and Give Me Fiction.



Sunday January 10, 2016 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

9:30pm

Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: Two Man Group (CANCELED)

THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELED -- REFUNDS AVAILABLE AT POINT OF PURCHASE. TICKET HOLDERS WILL BE CONTACTED.

Armed with nothing but their sharp wit, comedians Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood take to the live stage to create hilarious and original scenes in their two-man show. Known by TV audiences for their work on "Whose Line is it Anyway?," Colin & Brad improvise new material every night from audience suggestions and participation. Interactive in every sense of the word, Colin & Brad will take the audience on a comedic high-wire act… just like a live version of Whose Line! Get ready for a night of non-stop laughter for all ages! $50 Orchestra, $40 Balcony, All Ages 



Sunday January 10, 2016 9:30pm - 11:00pm
Marines Memorial Theatre 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Tuesday, January 12
 

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 All Ages

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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 →



Tuesday January 12, 2016 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

Illogical Contraption with hosts Cory Sklar, Shelby Lermo, Al Cummings and Erik Thybony and guests Matt and Paul MAGIC!, George Chen, Allison Stevenson and Les Milton
Illogical Contraption, the punk rock-heavy metal-horror-sci fi-comedy podcast with a rabid cult following comes alive on stage! Join all your goofy pals LIVE in person!

With guests Matt and Paul MAGIC!, George Chen, Allison Stevenson, Les Milton
The house band: Steve Peacock (Pale Chalice), Zack Farwell (Grayceon, Walken), Shelby Lermo (Vastum)
The hosts: Cory Sklar, Shelby Lermo, Al Cummings and Erik Thybony $15 All Ages

Performers
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George Chen

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

Illogical Contraption is a live radio show broadcast out of San Francisco's Mission district hosted by some goofy guys names Cory Sklar and Shelby Cobras. They talk about movies, the occult, aliens and heavy metal. Lot's of cool people have been on the show like GWAR, M. Gira of Swans, Genesis P'orridge, Lloyd Kaufman, Dave Attell, Jen Kirkman, John Lurie, Tom Scharpling, Municipal Waste, Agalloch, Todd Barry, Greg Proops, Peaches Christ, Jello... Read More →



Tuesday January 12, 2016 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
 
Wednesday, January 13
 

8:00pm

Don't Watch This Show Live! with Good Morning Tonight, Hosted by Shanti Charan
It's a night of hilarious sketch comedy with San Francisco's Don't Watch This Show Live! and Toronto's Good Morning Tonight, hosted by Bay Area favorite Shanti Charan! $15 All Ages

Performers
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Don't Watch This Show LIVE!

Founded in 2012 by comedians Bert DiVietri and Ryan Cronin, Don’t Watch This Show LIVE! presents a unique format of sketch, improv, and stand-up in their monthly comedy show
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Good Morning Tonight

Good Morning Tonight is an offbeat talk and variety show that seamlessly blends sketch and improv with real interviews of special guests. Andrew Bush (Picnicface, Funny or Die) tries to host while his father, Rollie, played by Mark Little (Mr D, Picnicface) haphazardly “helps” him by disrupting the show and diverting attention to himself. | | The show brings in elements of talk show staples like interviews, bits and recurring characters... Read More →
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Shanti Charan

Shanti Charan’s bubbly personality, combined with her contagious smile lure in audiences & her comedic abilities keep them laughing. She is a Bay Area favorite & a regular at every local club including both San Francisco and Sacramento Punch Line, Cobb's, Rooster T Feathers and The Improv. She also produces one of the best comedy shows in the East Bay, Oakland Comedy Shop. Shanti has had the opportunity to work with talented people such as... Read More →



Wednesday January 13, 2016 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

The Mission Position with Matt Lieb, Adrian McNair, Jessica Sele, Torio Van Grol, Kate Willett, Trevor Hill and Casey Ley
The Mission Position is a popular independent comedy showcase, hosted by four of San Francisco’s most accomplished comedians — Matt Lieb, Kate Willett, Trevor Hill and Torio Van Grol. Every Thursday, audiences fill Lost Weekend Video’s famous CineCave comedy den, 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 week that include the Bay’s brightest comics alongside nationally touring headliners from NBC, TBS, E! and Comedy Central. For this special SF Sketchfest edition, they'll be heading to the Punch Line Comedy Club.

“…the best comedy bargain in SF.” –SF Gate

Named one of the “Top 10 Events in San Francisco” by Time Out World (November 2014)

“The next great San Francisco comedy tradition.” –Courting Comedy $15 All Ages

Performers
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Adrian McNair

Adrian McNair is an East-Bay-based comedian who has made a big enough impression during his sophomore year of comedy to become a staple of the scene. He’s been featured at the San Jose Improv, Tommy T's, SF Punchline and is a favorite at independent showcases.
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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 member of The Mission Position at SF's alternative comedy hub The Cynic Cave. He has appeared in major comedy festivals around the country like SFSketchfest... 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

San Francisco magazine describes Kate Willett as “a comedian you should know about,” so here’s the info: She’s a regular feature for Margaret Cho who she’s toured with nationally and internationally. Kate’s work was recently featured on the Risk! podcast with Kevin Allison. She’s one of the most sought after comedians in town, has opened for comedians like Kyle Kinane, Anthony Jeselnik, Michael Che, and produces four of the best... Read More →
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Matt Lieb

Matt Lieb is a comedian, writer, actor and street musician/Bone Thugs-N-Harmony cover band. He was named “one of my all-time favorite Bay Area performers” by the award-winning SF blog Courting Comedy and described as “extremely talented, charmingly dark and genuinely pleasant.” He won 2nd place at the 2004 KZSC Comedy Competition, but the guy who won 1st place no longer does comedy so Matt basically won 1st place. He also won 1st place at... Read More →
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Torio Van Grol

Torio Van Grol was first discovered by a gentleman naturalist in 1676, causing an uproar among the clergy, who claimed that he was placed on Earth by God as a test of faith. After much careful study, Torio has been widely accepted as real, though some controversy lingers. Many people believe that early humans coexisted peacefully with him, even caring for him and riding on his back as a form of transportation. But Torio is not strong enough to... 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 Index | and The Mission Position. He has performed at SF Sketchfest, the Great American Comedy Festival, Sacramento Comedy Festival, Cape Fear Comedy Fest... Read More →



Wednesday January 13, 2016 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
 
Thursday, January 14
 

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! 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 anything else you can think of. | | The son of a filmmaker/painter and a psychotherapist, Adam has been making his own toys since he was allowed to hold... Read More →
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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 program for Discovery's Science Channel. He also produced and acted in "Jason Nash Is Married," the first feature released by Comedy Central’s CC: Studios... 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 of the Week and was named “one of the best things about comedy in 2012″ by the Comedy Bureau. Her comedy has been described as clever, unique, idiosyncratic, and... 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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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 member of The Mission Position at SF's alternative comedy hub The Cynic Cave. He has appeared in major comedy festivals around the country like SFSketchfest... Read More →
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Dave Hill

Host of the new “The Goddamn Dave Hill Show” on WFMU, author of "Tasteful Nudes," and a contributor to "This American Life," comedian and face-melting guitarist Dave Hill has been a fixture for years in the New York alt-comedy scene. He has appeared on MTV, Comedy Central, BBC-America, VH1, Adult Swim, Sundance Channel, TLC, Current TV and Spike TV networks, and has written for New York Times, GQ, Salon, VICE, McSweeney's, HBO, Blender, the... Read More →
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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... 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 Comedy Festival, and was a finalist in Rooftop Comedy’s National College Comedy Competition. She co-produces Laugh Function every Saturday 8:30pm at Pappy’s... 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, until he did his first open mic. He has since thrived in the LA comedy scene. He started a show on the steps of City Hall, ate shrooms and got weird as The Skateboard... 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. Now based in Los Angeles, he is one of those comics whose writing and delivery make standup seem like it’s just 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 cinema studies at The... 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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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, along with Wil Wheaton and Adam Savage, and co-produceJoCo Cruise. The duo’s original webseries musical, LearningTown, debuted on... 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 the North American Comedy and Music Festival. He makes jokes on Twitter as @scottsimpson, and his show “You Look Nice Today” has received the Podcast Award for Best... 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 →
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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 Index | and The Mission Position. He has performed at SF Sketchfest, the Great American Comedy Festival, Sacramento Comedy Festival, Cape Fear Comedy Fest... Read More →



7:00pm

PianoFight Showcase: Drama 3/4 presents 'Cue to Cue,' The Magic Negro and Other Blackness and Taste Better Wit, Hosted by Andrew Michaan
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 All Ages

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Andrew Michaan

Andrew Michaan is a comedian whose comedic voice explores a diverse range between "good" and "great" and "hmm." He grew up in the woods of Colorado, did some more growing up in the woods of Portland, Oregon, and now lives in the woods of Los Angeles, where he hopes to finally complete his journey of self-growth. He can be seen in comedy festivals and mirrors all over this once great (and still great!) nation.
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Drama 3/4 presents "Cue to Cue"

Drama 3/4 presents "Cue To Cue" | You know how nothing ever seems to go wrong during a live performance? Well, this one is no exception. We've been workshopping and rewriting this show for over 3 years, and now it's finally mostly ready! Prepare yourself for a nearly-complete, almost-memorized, 92%-flawless metasterical experience in which problems are practically guaranteed to not happen! Hosted by Brice Beckham and David Fickas of Drama 3/4... Read More →
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Taste Better Wit

Taste Better Wit has steered away from the traditional sketch format. Their comedy is driven by an epic storytelling approach — dramatic scenes, monologues and music. Our shows are often complete stories that can be modified from a 45 minute show to a 20 minute condensed version. Taste Better Wit is a cooperative group consisting of a mother/actress, punk rocker, teacher, chef/musician, and comedian from the San Francisco Bay Area. They met... Read More →
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The Magic Negro and Other Blackness

Mark first got into comedy while studying film at Northwestern University. He had a chance to work at Comedy Central through the Chris Rock Summer School Program for up and coming comedy writers of color. During his time at the program, he got to pitch jokes to the writing staffs of "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report." Mark performs comedy in Atlanta at Dad's Garage Theatre Company and other spots around town. He also teaches improv and... Read More →



Thursday January 14, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

7:30pm

RoastSF presents: Comedy Roast of Broke-Ass Stuart with roasters Pete O'Keefe, Cheryl White, Greg Asdourian, Big-T, Jeremy Talamantes, Clark Little, Ash Fisher and Jesús U Bettawork, Hosted by Clay Newman
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 travel writer and TV host Broke Ass Stuart! $15 All Ages

Performers
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Ash Fisher

Ash Fisher is a comedian, actor and writer. She is not a comedienne, actress or writeress. Ash was the 2012 Ladies of Laughter Newcomer Runner-Up at Gotham Comedy Club; has performed at The Punch Line SF, San Mateo Pride, Win River Casino, and The Comic Strip in NYC’s Early Show. She co-produced the 2014 Hella Gay Comedy Festival; does voiceovers sometimes; and has written for The Advocate, Wear Your Voice and GuyTalk. Ash holds a B.F.A. in... Read More →
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Big-T

Born Terrell Butler, in Oakland Ca. Big-T has always been the comedian of his social circle. Taking the stage for the first time in 2007 as a Stand Up Comic, he hit the ground running. Big-T has quickly earned respect at the premiere comedy clubs across Northern and Souther California as a headlining performer. | | Big-T draws his comedy from life experience -- ranging from the colorful characters in his family, like as an Oakland youth, as... Read More →
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Broke-Ass Stuart

Travel Writer. TV Host. Poet. Motherfucking Hustler. | | I’ve done some pretty fun stuff. I’ve written three books about living cheaply. One for SF, one for NYC, and one for pretty much everywhere. I created and hosted my own travel TV show on IFC called "Young, Broke & Beautiful," and I’ve done freelance writing for publications like Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveler, US Airways Magazine, 7×7, The San Francisco... Read More →
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Cheryl White

Cheryl White hails from Berkeley California by way of Humboldt County, where she was a high school English teacher amongst gun-toting marijuana growers. Now a full-time comedian and dating single lady, she shares stories about her present and past experiences, peppering them with sassy commentary.
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Clark Little

Clark Little is a Bay Area comic that is originally from Mississippi. | | He shares his beloved hometown with a few of our nation's national treasures: | | -Robert Johnson, father of the blues | -John Epperson-Drag Queen pioneer | -Beth Henley-Pulitzer Prize Playwright | -That lady judge from "Divorce Court" | | One day, Clark Little will earn his spot beside these trailblazers.
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Clay Newman

This lovable, joke slinging rabble rouser has been entertaining audiences across the west coast for the past few years with his tales of life, love, and sweet sweet elicit substances. You can catch Clay Newman occupying the various stages of the bay area, as well as portraying techies and/or stoners in local commercials. Recently he's been seen at Punchline (SF), Cobb's, Tommy T's (Pleasanton), Ventura Harbor Comedy Club, and The Comedy Store... Read More →
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Greg Asdourian

Greg is a native San Francisco Bay Area entertainer. Born in the heart of San Francisco and now residing out in the East Bay. He has been performing his relateble, endearing, and self-deprecating, brand of comedy all over the country. He has been called "one of the best new comics in San Francisco. Greg Asdourian is a hilarious individual" (Casey Ley, PirateCat Radio). "Greg Asdourian is hilarious!" (Sam Hurwitt, East BayExpress). Greg was also... Read More →
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Jeremy Talamantes

Jeremy Talamantes is half Mexican, half White and full on funny. The day he dropped out of community college he solemnly swore to make others chuckle. Coming out of San Francisco but repping San Jose, this 24 year old Bay Area native is a blue collar slacker with a taste for the goofier things in life. He has traveled up and down both coasts playing anywhere from bars and cafes to theaters and comedy clubs in order to uphold his oath.
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Jesús U. BettaWork

Get ready for the 100% real fruit punchlines of the sequined sensation, Jesús U. BettaWork! Jesús has had the pleasure of rocking out at some of the Bay Area's hottest comedy shows including Tourettes Without Regrets in Oakland, and Estrogen With A Side of Balls at San Francisco's Punchline. Jesús hosts the monthly You Betta Work Comedy ¡Fiesta! showcase at the Brainwash Café in San Francisco. For more... 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 amongst San Francisco's elite 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 producer, and roaster, on RoastSF's monthly Comedy Roast series where he's one mean motherteresa... Read More →



Thursday January 14, 2016 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Stage Werx 446 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

8:00pm

PianoFight Showcase: The Worst, Rollin' in Riches and Squirm and Germ, Hosted by David Nguyen
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 All Ages

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David Nguyen

David Nguyen is a refreshingly positive voice in stand up – his act has a sharp edge but never draws blood. He's like a bag of jelly beans with the licorice and popcorn beans left in – overall, very sweet, but with just enough bitter notes to keep it interesting. Preferring a gentler approach to social commentary than the foot-stomping, chest-pounding norm, his criticism is always funny and usually constructive. And with an... Read More →
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Rollin' in Riches

Rollin In Riches have no idea what they're doing. Really. They take a suggestion and have fun in front of an audience. Other than that, anything goes.
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Squirm and Germ

Squirm and Germ is a hip-hop comedy duo who use their alter egos to celebrate their irreverent passions in life with high-energy songs about everything from active pregnancies to the state of Maine, naps and neti pots. They produce infectious beats, legit harmonies reminiscent of Rockapella, and rhyme faster than a kid who drank five Red Bulls at a sleepover. Their raucous live show replete with titillating dance moves is for lovers of hip-hop... Read More →
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The Worst

Founded in 2015 by stand-up comedians, The Worst strives to be something a little different. Inspired by live sketch shows like Saturday Night Live and Mr. Show, The Worst offers an alternative to both traditional stand-up shows and the independent theater circuit by offering a little of both. A variable engine of absurdity, parody, and obtuseness, it's the best thing you can do on a Thursday night in the Mission. | | The Worst is... Read More →



Thursday January 14, 2016 8:00pm - 9:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm

Alex Koll and Chris Thayer, Hosted by Gabby Poccia
Two of SF Sketchfest's favorite former locals come back home for a co-headlining night of standup.

Los Angeles based comedian Alex Koll has appeared on TBS’s “Conan,” HBO Canada’s “Funny As Hell,” and Comedy Central's "Live At Gotham.” He has written for TruTV’s "Impractical Jokers" and "Billy on The Street," performed at the prestigious Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, and his debut album titled “Wizard Hello” is available on iTunes. Alex is currently flightless and unable to lay eggs.

Chris Thayer is a stand-up comic and writer. He worked on--and was featured on--TBS' "The Pete Holmes Show"; has been a guest on a number of popular comedy podcasts, including You Made it Weird, The CrabFeast, & Put Your Hands Together, & Terrified; and has performed at SF Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, High Plains, Riot LA, & Crom Comedy Festival. He funny.
$20 All Ages

Performers
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Alex Koll

Los Angeles based comedian Alex Koll has appeared on TBS’s “Conan,” HBO Canada’s “Funny As Hell,” and Comedy Central's "Live At Gotham.” He has written for TruTV’s "Impractical Jokers" and "Billy on The Street," performed at the prestigious Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, and his debut album titled “Wizard Hello” is available on iTunes. Alex is currently flightless and unable to lay eggs.
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Chris Thayer

Chris Thayer is a stand-up comic and writer. He worked on--and was featured on--TBS' "The Pete Holmes Show"; has been a guest on a number of popular comedy podcasts, including You Made it Weird, The CrabFeast, & Put Your Hands Together, & Terrified; and has performed at SF Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, High Plains, Riot LA, & Crom Comedy Festival. He funny.
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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 →



Thursday January 14, 2016 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

Brent Weinbach Presents Spotlight on The Andy Kaufman Award 2015 winner Brett Davis and finalists Jo Firestone, Ben Kronberg, and more, hosted by Brent Weinbach
Each year in New York City, a group of cutting-edge comedians compete for the Andy Kaufman Award, which showcases risk-taking and unconventional comedy acts. At this special event, the 2007 winner, Brent Weinbach, will perform and present the 2015 winner Brett Davis along with 2015 finalists Jo Firestone and Ben Kronberg.

Brent Weinbach 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" as well as the cult web series, "Pound House."  Brent has appeared on "Conan," "Lopez Tonight," Comedy Central, HBO, IFC, ABC, and Adult Swim, and also toured with the Comedians of Comedy.

Brett Davis performs comedy under the guises of his many twisted characters, and on his public access variety show "The Special Without Brett Davis." He co-hosts the monthly extravaganza erroneously titled "The Macaulay Culkin Show" at Shea Stadium in Brooklyn, and the monthly "Lethal Lottery" at Over The Eight. He has also appeared on "The Chris Gethard Show," Adult Swim, MTV, "The Best Show on WFMU," numerous music videos and his film "Bananazzz."

Jo Firestone is a comedian and producer based in Brooklyn, NY. She creates and hosts several alternative comedy shows around the city, including "The Incredible Game Show Showcase," "Punderdome 3000," "Friends of Single People," "Firestone Success Academy," and "The Unexpectashow," among many others. Jo was recently named one of Brooklyn Magazine's 30 Under 30 and one of the Top Up and Coming Comedians on Splitsider. She is a regular contributor to "The Chris Gethard Show" on Fusion and "You're The Expert" on WBUR. Her radio show, "Dr. Gameshow," can be heard every Monday night from 6-7pm EST on WFMU.

Ben Kronberg combines clever one-liners and witty observations with catchy songs that he performs while playing instruments like the guitar, casio-keyboard and iPhone! Much of his material has been inspired by girlfriends, who are now incidentally ex-girlfriends. Since his breakout performance at the 2007 HBO Aspen Comedy Festival, Ben has performed on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "John Oliver's New York Stand-up Show," "Last Call with Carson Daly" and most recently his own Half Hour Special on Comedy Central. Comedy Central recently named Ben as one of the "Comics to Watch." Ben is also the star of the popular web series: “Ted & Gracie,” about a woman who is engaged to a serial killer and has no idea... $25 All Ages

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Ben Kronberg

Ben Kronberg combines clever one-liners and witty observations with catchy songs that he performs while playing instruments like the guitar, casio-keyboard and iPhone! Much of his material has been inspired by girlfriends, who are now incidentally ex-girlfriends. Since his breakout performance at the 2007 HBO Aspen Comedy Festival, Ben has performed on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "John Oliver's New York Stand-up Show," "Last Call with Carson Daly" and... Read More →
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Brent Weinbach

Brent Weinbach 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" as well as the cult web series, "Pound House."  Brent has appeared on "Conan," "Lopez Tonight," Comedy Central, HBO, IFC, ABC, and Adult Swim, and also toured with the Comedians of Comedy.
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Brett Davis

Brett Davis performs comedy under the guises of his many twisted characters, and on his public access variety show "The Special Without Brett Davis." He was the winner of the 2015 Andy Kaufman Award. He co-hosts the monthly extravaganza erroneously titled "The Macaulay Culkin Show" at Shea Stadium in Brooklyn, and the monthly "Lethal Lottery" at Over The Eight. He has also appeared on "The Chris Gethard Show," "Adult Swim," "MTV," "The Best... Read More →
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Jo Firestone

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



Thursday January 14, 2016 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

SF Sketchfest Threesome: Michelle Buteau / Barry Rothbart / Seaton Smith, Hosted by David Gborie
SF Sketchfest presents a triple-co-headline of three of the best comics in the country.

Born in New Jersey to Caribbean parents, comedian/host/actress Michelle Buteau brings her unique perspective and big personality to stage and screen. As a comedian, she has toured the country performing at colleges, clubs, and festivals. Her television credits include "Enlisted" on FOX, Comedy Central’s "Key & Peele" and "@midnight." Michelle’s half hour special premiered on Comedy Central in September, and Comedy Central Records concurrently released her album, "Shut Up!," which is now available on iTunes.

Barry Rothbart has been a stand-up guest on the "Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Conan," "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," "Adam Devine’s House Party" on Comedy Central. He was named a “New Face” and “Best of the Fest” performer at the 2011 Just For Laughs Montreal Comedy Fest, and was again honored at the festival in 2013 as one of Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch. Barry can be seen in Martin Scorsese’s "The Wolf of Wall Street" and Demetri Martin’s recent feature "Dean." He also stars in "300 Sunnyside," a Comedy Central digital series alongside Betsy Sodaro, Nick Rutherford, Chris Reinacher, and Brian Huskey. His album, "Streets of Fire," was recently released by ASpecialThing Records.

Seaton Smith is a comedian and actor. In late 2014, Seaton made his television debut as ‘Motif’ on Fox's "Mulaney." Soon after, in 2015, he had a breakout performance on "Late Night with Seth Meyers." He later appeared on "Inside Amy Schumer" and the fifth season of HBO's "Girls." He is a regular on Comedy Central's "Nightly Show." Vulture named him one of the 50 comedians you should know in 2015; "He's bursting with energy in a way that sets him apart in an overcrowded stand-up scene." In September 2015, under the legendary comedy record company New Wave, Seaton released his debut album, "Bologna Meat," which Laugh Button reviewed: “Smith’s humor is smart, energetic, and refreshingly clever as he fiddles with unique views on the world…he continuously brings something new and exciting to stale topics.” He’s performed at over 200 colleges across the country and he has headlined shows across the world, appearing in international comedy festivals such as Montreal Just For Laughs, Melbourne Comedy Festival, and the Iveagh Gardens Comedy Festival in Dublin.

Hosted by former Bay Area favorite David Gborie.

Performers
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Barry Rothbart

Barry Rothbart has been a stand-up guest on the "Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Conan," "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," "Adam Devine’s House Party" on Comedy Central. He was named a “New Face” and “Best of the Fest” performer at the 2011 Just For Laughs Montreal Comedy Fest, and was again honored at the festival in 2013 as one of Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch. Barry can be seen in Martin Scorsese’s "The Wolf of Wall... Read More →
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David Gborie

David Gborie is not only funny, he’s also a lover, a poet, and a devoted father of two. He’s a man who’s just as comfortable firing a gun as he is satisfying a lover. Sexually. Real talk. While based out of San Francisco, he has toured across the country. He’s performed at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, Meltdown Comics, blah, blah, and blah. Whether you’re an L7 weenie or you’ve murdered a man in cold blood, David... Read More →
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Michelle Buteau

Born in New Jersey to Caribbean parents, comedian/host/actress Michelle Buteau brings her unique perspective and big personality to stage and screen. As a comedian, she has toured the country performing at colleges, clubs, and festivals. Her television credits include "Enlisted" on FOX, Comedy Central’s "Key & Peele" and "@midnight." Michelle’s half hour special premiered on Comedy Central in September, and Comedy Central... Read More →
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Seaton Smith

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



Thursday January 14, 2016 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
 
Friday, January 15
 

7:00pm

PianoFight Showcase: Boarding Party, The Magic Negro and Other Blackness and Squirm and Germ, Hosted by Candy Lawrence (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

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 All Ages

Performers
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Boarding Party

Boarding Party is a group of four people who love each other a lot. Sean & Anton were friends from college, and Peter & Colin were an improv duo until they were introduced to each other in February of 2014, and they decided to form a troupe. Collectively, they come from Leela, BATS, Simps, and college improv and sketch. Boarding Party performs intelligent, long-form improv with a focus on having fun and bringing audience members joy. The scenes... Read More →
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Candy Lawrence

Candy Lawrence, more like Comedy Lawrence! Hilarious, dynamic and eccentric, she captivates you with her unique blend of energy and idiosyncratic comedy. Candy can be seen performing stand-up at various venues in Chicago including Zanies, House of Blues, The Laugh Factory, and UP Comedy Club among others. She is also willing to rollerblade to other cities to perform for you. She was apart of the Just For Laughs 2011 and 2013 festival in... Read More →
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Squirm and Germ

Squirm and Germ is a hip-hop comedy duo who use their alter egos to celebrate their irreverent passions in life with high-energy songs about everything from active pregnancies to the state of Maine, naps and neti pots. They produce infectious beats, legit harmonies reminiscent of Rockapella, and rhyme faster than a kid who drank five Red Bulls at a sleepover. Their raucous live show replete with titillating dance moves is for lovers of hip-hop... Read More →
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The Magic Negro and Other Blackness

Mark first got into comedy while studying film at Northwestern University. He had a chance to work at Comedy Central through the Chris Rock Summer School Program for up and coming comedy writers of color. During his time at the program, he got to pitch jokes to the writing staffs of "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report." Mark performs comedy in Atlanta at Dad's Garage Theatre Company and other spots around town. He also teaches improv and... Read More →



7:30pm

The Great Debate: 'Donald Trump vs. Don(ald) Draper - Who Will Definitely Destroy America?' with Matt Price and Ilyse Mimoun (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

After sold out shows during their previous Great Debates at Sketchfest, Ms. Ilyse Mimoun and Mr. Matt Price take on their most explosive sparring match yet. Donald Trump is dangerously close to becoming the leader of the free world by stirring up the most hateful elements of the country with classic one-liners like "you're stupid" and "she's stupid." Don Draper glamorized womanizing and paved the way for handsy ad-men to fatten us with Coca Cola and lead us to our to tobacco-tinged slaughter. So who is the true threat to our nation?

Watch Ms. Mimoun and Mr. Price attack this question (as well as each other's personal lives) with no holds barred. They will jump fearlessly into topics such as “Whitman or White Man?” "Bleeding out of Her Wherever," and of course “Butts.” As always, the lucky audience chooses the debate topics, with the topics changing on the second night! Can Ms. Mimoun and Mr. Price handle this El Nino-sized pressure? Can you? CAN AMERICA?

Come for the scotch and xenophobia. Stay for the fate of the free world. $18 All Ages

Performers
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Ilyse Mimoun

Ilyse Mimoun has performed onstage at UCB, Nerdmelt, Comedy Central, Comedy Sportz, Hotel Café, LOFT, Elephant Theater, and other venues receptive to angry Tunisians. Television appearances include Hart of Dixie, 90210, Chuck, and Privileged, and films such as The TV Set and In the Land of Women. Ilyse also wrote and produced on the Comedy Central show Root of All Evil with Lewis Black. Once a women’s studies major from Berkeley, Ilyse will... Read More →
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Matt Price

Matt Price is an actor and writer from Evanston, IL. As an actor, some of Matt’s TV and film appearances include “Men of a Certain Age,” “The Office,” “Arrested Development,” “Reno 911,” “The West Wing,” “The League,” and “Walk Hard.” Matt currently writes for “Regular Show” on Cartoon Network for which he won an Emmy in 2012. He has also written for Comedy Central’s “Root of All Evil with Lewis Black” as... Read More →



Friday January 15, 2016 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Stage Werx 446 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

7:30pm

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 All Ages

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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... 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 →



Friday January 15, 2016 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:30pm

RISK! with Kevin Allison and guests Michelle Buteau, Joshua Grannell, Sean Patton, Jonah Ray and Brent Weinbach (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info. Due to a travel delay, John Fugelsang will not be appearing. He will be replaced by Joshua Grannell (AKA Peaches Christ)

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 300,000 monthly listeners and recently passed its 10 million download mark. 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.
$28, 21+

Performers
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Brent Weinbach

Brent Weinbach 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" as well as the cult web series, "Pound House."  Brent has appeared on "Conan," "Lopez Tonight," Comedy Central, HBO, IFC, ABC, and Adult Swim, and also toured with the Comedians of Comedy.
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John Fugelsang

John Fugelsang once got George Harrison to give his last live performance on VH1 and once got Mitt Romney's advisor to call Mitt an 'etch a sketch' on CNN. He's been a regular on MSNBC and FOX, been murdered on CSI, nominated for a Drama League award for his off-Broadway solo show, appeared at Montreal’s ‘Just for Laughs’ Festival, HBO’s U.S Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, hosted America's Funniest Home Videos and Bill Maher called him... 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 to check out his blog at jonahray.com. He more... Read More →
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Joshua Grannell (AKA Peaches Christ)

Joshua Grannell is the creator and programmer of the SF Underground Short Film Festival. He attended film school at Penn State University, where his senior thesis film Jizzmopper: A Love Story won the Audience Award upon graduation. It was during the production of this film that his drag character Peaches Christ was born played by Joshua himself. After graduation, Joshua moved to San Francisco, inspired by the tales of the Cockettes and the... 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 cinema studies at The... Read More →
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Michelle Buteau

Born in New Jersey to Caribbean parents, comedian/host/actress Michelle Buteau brings her unique perspective and big personality to stage and screen. As a comedian, she has toured the country performing at colleges, clubs, and festivals. Her television credits include "Enlisted" on FOX, Comedy Central’s "Key & Peele" and "@midnight." Michelle’s half hour special premiered on Comedy Central in September, and Comedy Central... Read More →
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Sean Patton

Hello, my name is Sean Patton. I’m a comedian based in Los Angeles and New York, by way of New Orleans. I began doing stand-up in the Crescent City and have since performed in comedy clubs across the US and Canada. I’ve also performed at The Melbourne International Comedy Festival (2011), Just for Laughs Chicago (2013), Just for Laughs Toronto (2013), and Just for Laughs Montreal (2008, 2010, 2012). I’ve performed on Comedy Central’s... Read More →



Friday January 15, 2016 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

7:30pm

Pete & Pete Forever: The Adventures of Pete & Pete live with Michael C. Maronna, Danny Tamberelli, Toby Huss, Rick Gomez, Mark Mulcahy, Will McRobb, Chris Viscardi and more
"The Adventures of Pete & Pete," Nickelodeon’s beloved show, which ran in different incarnations between 1989 and 1996, follows two brothers, both named Pete, and their adventures in the town of Wellsville, New York. Surreal, hilarious, and touching, the show has a rabid following and an eclectic list of guest stars, like Steve Buscemi, Iggy Pop, Chris Elliott, Gordan Gano, Debbie Harry, LL Cool J, Ann Magnuson, Marshall Crenshaw and Selma Blair.

After a sold-out 20th anniversary show in 2013, Pete and Pete returns with cast members Michael C. Maronna (Big Pete Wrigley), Danny Tamberelli (Little Pete Wrigley), Toby Huss (Artie, the Strongest Man in the World), Rick Gomez (Endless Mike), Pete & Pete house band leader Mark Mulcahy, and series creators Chris Viscardi and Will McRobb, for a night of clips, conversation, music, scene readings and more! $30 All Ages

Due to a change in her schedule, Alison Fanelli will no longer be appearing. 

Performers
avatar for Chris Viscardi

Chris Viscardi

Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi are celebrated, award-winning writers and producers of television and film. | | Will and Chris wrote the feature films “Alvin and the Chipmunks”, “The Tale of Despereaux”, “Angus Thongs and Perfect Snogging” and “Snow Day”. They have written screenplays for Fox Animation/Blue Sky Studios, Dreamworks Animation, Universal Pictures, Miramax Films and Warner Brothers. Their unproduced screenplays... Read More →
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Danny Tamberelli

Danny Tamberelli played little Pete Wrigley on the beloved Nickelodeon series “The Adventures of Pete and Pete.” He stared as Jackie on “The Babysitter’s Club” and voiced Arnold on “The Magic School Bus.” He also starred on the Nickelodeon series “All That!” and “Figure it Out.” Film work includes “The Mighty Ducks” and “Igby Goes Down.” He plays bass and sings in the rock band Jounce, and is also the bassist for the... Read More →
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Mark Mulcahy

Mark Mulcahy is a composer and performer. He has written hundreds of songs and released many albums. He began his career as a drummer, then started writing songs. He founded the band 'Miracle Legion' and became a singer. Miracle Legion was signed to a handful of record labels, put out six albums, toured the US and Europe, and appeared on MTV and David Letterman. Ultimately slain by the music business, the band split after several years. Mr... Read More →
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Michael C. Maronna

Michael C. Maronna played the older Pete Wrigley in the beloved Nickelodeon series "The Adventures of Pete and Pete." He played Jeff McCallister in both "Home Alone" movies. Other credits include "Law & Order," "Gilmore Girls," "Slackers" and "40 Days and 40 Nights." He co-hosts the podcast "The Adventures of Danny & Mike" along with his Pete and Pete co-star Danny Tamberelli. 
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Rick Gomez

Rick has been acting in film and television for the last 23 years. His television credits begin with the Cable Ace award winning and cult Nickelodeon classic “The Adventures of Pete and Pete” where he played high school bully “Endless” Mike Hellstrom, followed by his ALMA award nominated performance on the Andrew Dice Clay starring “HITZ”. His work on television went on to include HBO’s Emmy and Golden Globe award winning... 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... Read More →
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Will McRobb

Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi are celebrated, award-winning writers and producers of television and film. | | Will and Chris wrote the feature films “Alvin and the Chipmunks”, “The Tale of Despereaux”, “Angus Thongs and Perfect Snogging” and “Snow Day”. They have written screenplays for Fox Animation/Blue Sky Studios, Dreamworks Animation, Universal Pictures, Miramax Films and Warner Brothers. Their unproduced screenplays... Read More →



7:30pm

Cool Thanks with Janine Brito & Dave Thomason and guests Reid Faylor, Solomon Georgio, Brendon Small, Joe Tobin and Irene Tu
Long-time friends and current-day neighbors, Janine Brito ("Totally Biased") and Dave Thomason ("Adam Devine's House Party") return to their old stomping grounds to bring you a showcase of their favorite stand-up comedians. $22 All Ages

Performers
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Brendon Small

Brendon Small- Brendon Small is most known for creating, writing, acting and making the music for both adult swim’s Metalocalypse and Home Movies. After graduating Berklee College of Music Small began working in the alt Boston comedy clubs which led him to pitching and developing TV shows where he would hire himself to make the music. After 5 records (three of which hold the title for highest charting Death Metal album of all time) he has... Read More →
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Dave Thomason

Dave Thomason is a comedian, writer, and sweetheart living in Los Angeles. He has appeared on Adam Devine’s House Party on Comedy Central, and the popular Stand-Up Cluster episode of the Nerdist podcast. Comedy website Splitsider recently named Dave as one of "The Top Up-and-Coming Comics in Los Angeles."
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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 Comedy Festival, and was a finalist in Rooftop Comedy’s National College Comedy Competition. She co-produces Laugh Function every Saturday 8:30pm at Pappy’s... Read More →
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Janine Brito

JANINE BRITO started doing standup comedy in St. Louis and has performed at clubs and theaters throughout the US and Hong Kong. She is the winner of the 2009 SF Women's Comedy Competition, and recipient of Rooftop Comedy's 2010 Silver Nail Award. Praised by 7x7 Magazine as "one of SF's more daring voices" and one of "the 7 funniest people in town," she was named the 2011 “Best Comedian with a Message” by the East Bay Express. | | Brito... Read More →
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Joe Tobin

Originally from Philadelphia, Joe has become a regular in Bay Area comedy clubs, and he has been fortunate to work with such great comedians as Dave Chappelle, Jake Johannsen, Doug Benson, and Zach Galifiankis, to name a few. (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... Read More →
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Reid Faylor

Reid Faylor is a small, bearded boy with a deep, sensuous voice. He doesn't give a dang anymore, so he's going to do whatever it is he feels like doing. That might mean guiding the audience in relaxation exercises, or pretending to smoke an infant, but most likely it's gonna be weird and delightful. His calm demeanor sets you at peace as he guides you into a nice helping of joyous stupidity, so just enjoy it, you know? Reid has performed at... 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 15, 2016 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Doc's Lab 124 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

7:30pm

Come To Papa with Tom Papa with guests Steve Agee, Rick Crom, Dave Hill, Cynthia Koury, Matt Mira and Laraine Newman
Come to Papa is a weekly show hosted by comedian Tom Papa. Tom explores the funny side of life with the legends of comedy, film and all around cool people. Some of his guests have included Mel Brooks, Jerry Seinfeld, Rob Zombie, Mario Batali and host of rising stars and proven veterans. Come to Papa is insightful, revealing and always funny. $30 All Ages

Performers
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Cynthia Koury

Bio and photo coming soon!
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Dave Hill

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

Steve is best known for playing Steve Myron on Comedy Central’s "The Sarah Silverman Program" and Outside Dave on Fox’s "New Girl." Prior to that, Steve was a writer for ABC’s "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and MTV’s "The Andy Milonakis Show." More recently, Steve has made appearances on "Community," "2 Broke Girls," "Happy Endings," "Childrens Hospital," and done voice over for "Bob’s Burgers," "Adventure Time" and "The Cleveland Show."
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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 2012 and is... Read More →



Friday January 15, 2016 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

8:00pm

Prompter with Matt Kirshen, Ben Kronberg, Rick Overton and Beth Stelling, hosted by Troy Conrad (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

A sold-out hit at last year’s SF Sketchfest! Performers improvise rejected TED Talks from a supposedly broken teleprompter in this new show from Troy Conrad (Set List: Stand-Up Without A Net, Runyon: Just Above Sunset).

Performers find out what their demented “talk” is about only when their talk 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, Eddie Pepitone, Emo Philips, Greg Proops, and Reggie Watts. The show has also run at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival and last year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and just 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 $22 All Ages

Due to a change in his schedule, Eddie Pepitone is no longer appearing.

Performers
avatar for Ben Kronberg

Ben Kronberg

Ben Kronberg combines clever one-liners and witty observations with catchy songs that he performs while playing instruments like the guitar, casio-keyboard and iPhone! Much of his material has been inspired by girlfriends, who are now incidentally ex-girlfriends. Since his breakout performance at the 2007 HBO Aspen Comedy Festival, Ben has performed on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "John Oliver's New York Stand-up Show," "Last Call with Carson Daly" and... Read More →
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Beth Stelling

Beth Stelling is a stand-up comedian, writer and actress. She is a product of the Chicago stand-up scene and studied improv at The Annoyance Theater under Susan Messing and Mick Napier.  Beth made her late night television debut on "Conan." She's since appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," Showtime's "Comedy of SXSW," "Last Call with Carson Daly," "The Pete Holmes Show," "@midnight," "The Meltdown with Jonah & Kumail" and had a half hour special... 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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Rick Overton

Rick Overton has been doing standup comedy and improv since 1971 and has been an active member of Totally Looped since the beginning. He's appeared in over 100 films and countless TV episodics. He will be on the upcoming series RAKE with Greg Kinnear in March. Rick will also be appearing in Marlon Wayans' hilarious sequel HAUNTED HOUSE II in March as well. Rick is weird but he is saving up to be an Eccentric.
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Troy Conrad

Troy Conrad is the creator and co-producer (with Paul Provenza) of the improvised stand-up show "Set List: Stand-Up Comedy Without A Net," a 14-episode TV series in Australia and the UK. He performs and produces comedy at festivals worldwide including Dublin, Edinburgh, Melbourne, Syndey, London, Chicago, New York, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Austria. He created the live show and DVD "The Comedy Jesus Show" which also toured... Read More →



Friday January 15, 2016 8:00pm - 9:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm

The World of Phil Hendrie
Creative genius chock full of character, comedy and commentary — that’s Phil Hendrie. Famous for concocting a cast of fictional characters, all of whom he plays on air while simultaneously serving as host of his national talk radio program, Phil will seamlessly portray himself and a bevy of different folks live onstage in a whirlwind comedic tour-de-force that's not to be missed! $25 All Ages

Performers
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Phil Hendrie

Creative genius chock full of character, comedy and commentary — that’s Phil Hendrie. Famous for concocting a cast of fictional characters, all of whom he plays on air while simultaneously serving as host of his national talk radio program, Hendrie actually started out as a disc jockey at WBJW 1440 AM in Winter Park, Fla., a suburb of Orlando. After 15 years working as a disc jockey at stations across the country, he realized he hated what he... Read More →



Friday January 15, 2016 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

Hand to Mouth with Trevor Hill and Jesse Hett and guests Barbara Holm, Katie Compa, Andrew Michaan, Johan Miranda, Ify Nwadiwe and JoAnn Schinderle (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

'Hand to Mouth' is a one-of-a-kind show that asks comedians to write and perform all new material on a specific social, cultural or political issue. One show, one topic. Comedians Trevor Hill and Jesse Hett assemble the brightest comics in San Francisco and beyond to find the funny in such topics such as commercialism, technology, gender and conspiracy theories. Performers include up-and-comers alongside veteran comics who have appeared on NBC, MTV, E! and Comedy Central.

"A night of priceless humor." -SF Weekly

"It would appear allowing comedians to stretch their creativity to encompass yet redefine a specific theme is as good for them as it was for us." -San Francisco Guardian
$15 All Ages

Performers
avatar for Andrew Michaan

Andrew Michaan

Andrew Michaan is a comedian whose comedic voice explores a diverse range between "good" and "great" and "hmm." He grew up in the woods of Colorado, did some more growing up in the woods of Portland, Oregon, and now lives in the woods of Los Angeles, where he hopes to finally complete his journey of self-growth. He can be seen in comedy festivals and mirrors all over this once great (and still great!) nation.
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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 of the Week and was named “one of the best things about comedy in 2012″ by the Comedy Bureau. Her comedy has been described as clever, unique, idiosyncratic, and... Read More →
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Ify Nwadiwe

Ify Nwadiwe is a comedian based out of Los Angeles. Currently, Ify writes for @Midnight on Comedy Central and performs comedy White Women at UCB and stand up all over Los Angeles. He's been on "Workaholics," “Key & Peele,” and "Comedy Bang Bang."
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Jesse Hett

Jesse Hett was born in a town called Newton, Kansas. After that, he learned to walk and talk and ride a bike and do a bunch of other stuff. He also moved to a lot of different places, and now lives in Oakland, California. His comedy has been described as “Really great” by a lot of people and “Not really that great” by fewer people. Jesse performs at clubs and colleges and warehouses and furniture stores and bars all over the place.
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JoAnn Schinderle

As a Portland based working comic, JoAnn Schinderle's 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. With a comedy credit list to boot, JoAnn is also a working writer, producer, actress, and person of singleness (please tell your other single friends).
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Johan Miranda

Described by a college freshman in a student newspaper review as “kind of prepared but unprepared at the same time,” Johan Miranda has performed in SF Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Small Town Comedy Festival, 10,000 Laughs Comedy Festival, & North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival. Johan currently resides in Los Angeles where he is a co-producer & regular performer at the Chatterbox Comedy Night, which was recently named... Read More →
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Katie Compa

Growing up an ugly duckling outside Washington, D.C., Katie Compa developed a biting sense of humor as a highly effective defense mechanism. Now, she uses it to write and perform comedy. | | Equal parts sassy, smart, and sarcastic, Katie’s mile-a-minute delivery and critical, reasoned point of view crack up audiences worldwide. Katie cut her teeth in the Bay Area comedy scene, and is now based in New York City. She has been featured in 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 Index | and The Mission Position. He has performed at SF Sketchfest, the Great American Comedy Festival, Sacramento Comedy Festival, Cape Fear Comedy Fest... Read More →



Friday January 15, 2016 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Brava Studio Theater 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

8:00pm

The SF Sketchfest Dozen: Tone Bell & Esther Povitsky, Hosted by Red Scott
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.

Having been here just over three years, Tone's first job in Hollywood was just when he joined Season Two of NBC's "Whitney" playing the role of RJ. The following year he starred in Fox's "To My Future Assistant" while continuing to tour and play gigs around the country as a standup. Tone starred as Tedward on NBC's "Bad Judge," and sold a show to FX that he Co-Created, is Writing, will Star in and Executive Produce. Additionally, Tone received his own 1⁄2 hour Stand-Up Special set to air on Comedy Central later this year. Currently, Tone is set to star as Russell in Will Packer & DJ Nash's new NBC show, "Truth Be Told".

A fixture of the LA comedy scene, Esther Povitsky co-created and starred in the MTV docu-comedy pilot "Little Esther," which chronicled her life as a young comic and her relationships with her mostly-male contemporaries. Esther also appeared in the New Faces Showcase at the 2013 Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and will appear on the upcoming season of "Last Comic Standing." Esther hosts the popular podcast "Weird Adults with Little Esther" (featuring interviews with fellow comedians) and has a vibrant web presence. She recently partnered with Refinery29.com bringing her stage show “What’s in Your Bag” to the digital world. Esther has made guest appearances on FOX's "New Girl" as well as NBC's hit "Parks and Recreation" and most recently Netflix’s Judd Apatow produced series "Love." Esther can also be seen on the MTV sketch show "Hey Girl," as well as on Comedy Central's "Adam Devine's House Party" and "Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!"

$20 All Ages

Performers
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Esther Povitsky

A fixture of the LA comedy scene, Esther Povitsky co-created and starred in the MTV docu-comedy pilot "Little Esther," which chronicled her life as a young comic and her relationships with her mostly-male contemporaries. Esther also appeared in the New Faces Showcase at the 2013 Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and will appear on the upcoming season of "Last Comic Standing." Esther hosts the popular podcast "Weird Adults with Little... Read More →
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Red Scott

Offstage, Red enjoys exploring the ways an individual can be indoors and fully protected from the Sun. He beat 146 comics to win the 2010 Rooster T Feathers Comedy Competition. He performed at 2011-2014 SF Sketchfest, including appearing in Jimmy Pardo's "Write Now!" in 2013. His Game of Thrones podcast, “Boars, Gore, and Swords” has twice been featured on the website BoingBoing. He performs all over the Bay Area, and is a regular at The... Read More →
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Tone Bell

Having been here just over three years, Tone's first job in Hollywood was just when he joined Season Two of NBC's "Whitney" playing the role of RJ. The following year he starred in Fox's "To My Future Assistant" while continuing to tour and play gigs around the country as a standup. Tone starred as Tedward on NBC's "Bad Judge," and sold a show to FX that he Co-Created, is Writing, will Star in and Executive Produce. Additionally, Tone received... Read More →



9:00pm

Jo Firestone's Friends of Single People / Solomon Georgio (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

Friends of Single People is the only show where you get to speak on behalf of your single friends onstage in a live dating game. The bachelor, the bachelorettes -- everyone onstage is speaking on behalf of their single friends! No one knows who anyone is until the very end! If you can comfortably answer questions like "If you were an ice cream flavor, what would you be and why?" about your friend, then you are qualified to take part. Your single friends may cringe and remain as anonymous as they want in the crowd, unless you get them a match! Newly matched single people win two complimentary drinks which they must redeem immediately and together offstage. The New York Post calls Friends Of Single People "part roast, part game-show, part social experiment". Arrive early to register you and a friend. Open to all orientations. Out of every 100 couples matched, 5 couples manage to develop actual long term relationships. One couple just went on a trip to Paris and then moved in together. It's amazing and defies all odds. Hosted by Jo Firestone ("Broad City," "The Chris Gethard Show"). If you want to sign up in advance to participate, please contact boxoffice@sfsketchfest.com with “FOSP” in the subject line, after purchasing your tickets! Include your name and your single friend’s name, gender and sexual orientation, so that Jo can find the right special person for your friend! ,/b>

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 2015 as the featured comedian on "Conan," and immediately followed it up with an appearance on "Last Call with Carson Daily." He will also be the host of several episodes of the upcoming Lance Bang project for Vice, "Flophouse." $15 All Ages

Performers
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Jo Firestone

Jo Firestone is a comedian and producer based in Brooklyn, NY. She creates and hosts several alternative comedy shows around the city, including "The Incredible Game Show Showcase," "Punderdome 3000," "Friends of Single People," "Firestone Success Academy," and "The Unexpectashow," among many others. Jo was recently named one of Brooklyn Magazine's 30 Under 30 and one of the Top Up and Coming Comedians on Splitsider. She is a regular... Read More →
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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 15, 2016 9:00pm - 10:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

10:00pm

Stuff You Should Know Podcast Live with Josh Clark and Charles W. 'Chuck' Bryant
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info. BUT - You can still see Josh and Chuck! They are special guests on the JV Club Podcast on January 16.
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Stuff You Should Know is the award-winning podcast hosted by Chuck Bryant and Josh Clark and produced by the venerable website HowStuffWorks. Twice weekly since 2008, Stuff You Should Know has released a mind-addling array of episodes, cracking open the mechanics, history and cultural and scientific impact of topics like: Ouija boards, asteroid mining, termites, the use of MDMA to treat mental illness, the game of horseshoes, gender reassignment surgery, what would happen if the Earth stopped spinning, Barbie(r) dolls, peak oil, the effects of going without sleep, bioluminescence, disco, icebergs, the fat tax and so on and so on, totaling nearly 700 episodes and adding two more every Tuesday and Thursday.

Over the years, Stuff You Should Know has grown beyond the podcast to include video series like Don't Be Dumb; a pretty good social media presence on Facebook and Twitter where Josh and Chuck chat with their fans, field suggestions and are told what they got wrong in any given episode; and a website, Josh and Chuck's home on the web, StuffYouShouldKnow.com, where they like to share examples of their interests in photos of abandoned places, old Halloween costumes, terrible ideas in history, and other neat stuff. They are also beginning work on a Stuff You Should Know book, which they intend to complete and have published before the end of the decade, they hope. They also played themselves in a short lived but much loved scripted TV show on Science channel.

Chuck and Josh live in Atlanta, though not together; instead with their wives, Emilie (Chuck) and Umi (Josh). When they aren't working - but really, in this day and age, when is anyone not working, you know? - Chuck plays in his old man band, as he's a bit of an amateur guitarist, and Josh likes to find and try new cocktail recipes, as he's a bit of an amateur mixologist. $25 All Ages

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Charles W. "Chuck" Bryant

Stuff You Should Know is the award-winning podcast hosted by Chuck Bryant and Josh Clark and produced by the venerable website HowStuffWorks. Twice weekly since 2008, Stuff You Should Know has released a mind-addling array of episodes, cracking open the mechanics, history and cultural and scientific impact of topics like: Ouija boards, asteroid mining, termites, the use of MDMA to treat mental illness, the game of horseshoes, gender... Read More →
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Josh Clark

Stuff You Should Know is the award-winning podcast hosted by Chuck Bryant and Josh Clark and produced by the venerable website HowStuffWorks. Twice weekly since 2008, Stuff You Should Know has released a mind-addling array of episodes, cracking open the mechanics, history and cultural and scientific impact of topics like: Ouija boards, asteroid mining, termites, the use of MDMA to treat mental illness, the game of horseshoes, gender... Read More →



Friday January 15, 2016 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Marines Memorial Theatre 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

10:00pm

Jonah Raydio (CANCELED)
Join the boys from the Jonah Radio podcast for a rare live event at Doc's Lab! Jonah Ray with comedy and musical guests! Come see the podcast that has been written up by sites such as PITCHFORK, NME, SPIN, ROLLING STONE, AND STEREOGUM! Comedy, Music, Friends yelling at eachother, Giveaways! it's gonna be a fiasco! $22, 21+

This event has been canceled, and replaced with Miray and the Highway with Matt Mira and Jonah Ray. Existing Jonah Raydio tickets will be honored for Miray and the Highway at the door. Contact boxoffice@sfsketchfest.com with any questions.

Performers
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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 to check out his blog at jonahray.com. He more... Read More →



Friday January 15, 2016 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Doc's Lab 124 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

10:00pm

BAKED with Brendon Small and Steve Agee and guests Matt Braunger, Ben Kronberg and Laraine Newman
BAKED- an evening of Music and Comedy hosted by Brendon Small (Metalocalypse, Dethklok, Home Movies) and Steve Agee (The Sarah Silverman Program, New Girl, Adventure Time) and in incredibly talented band including Joe Travers (Zappa Plays Zappa, Mike Keneally Band) Pete Griffin (Zappa Plays Zappa, Dethklok) and Mike Keneally (Mike Keneally Band). After a two-year year residency at the world famous LA jazz club “The Baked Potato” Baked travels to San Francisco to force its musical and comedic ethos onto the inhabitants and ultimately destroy their brains. Join us on a show where comics are encouraged to perform in a musical capacity after a set of stand up. $25, 21+

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

Performers
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Ben Kronberg

Ben Kronberg combines clever one-liners and witty observations with catchy songs that he performs while playing instruments like the guitar, casio-keyboard and iPhone! Much of his material has been inspired by girlfriends, who are now incidentally ex-girlfriends. Since his breakout performance at the 2007 HBO Aspen Comedy Festival, Ben has performed on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "John Oliver's New York Stand-up Show," "Last Call with Carson Daly" and... Read More →
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Brendon Small

Brendon Small- Brendon Small is most known for creating, writing, acting and making the music for both adult swim’s Metalocalypse and Home Movies. After graduating Berklee College of Music Small began working in the alt Boston comedy clubs which led him to pitching and developing TV shows where he would hire himself to make the music. After 5 records (three of which hold the title for highest charting Death Metal album of all time) he has... 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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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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Steve Agee

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



Friday January 15, 2016 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

10:00pm

Miray and the Highway with Matt Mira and Jonah Ray
Comedians, Nerdist Podcast Co-hosts and all around friends Jonah Ray and Matt Mira take to the stage to see what it would be like to do a podcast together, just them, no real plan and no real idea of what will happen. 


Performers
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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 to check out his blog at jonahray.com. He more... 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 →



Friday January 15, 2016 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Doc's Lab 124 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

10:00pm

Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction with Bryan Cook and guests Michelle Buteau, Frank Conniff, JoAnn Schinderle, Beth Stelling, Cole Stratton, Jim Tews, Dave Thomason and Brent Weinbach
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, 18+

Due to a change in his schedule, Ivan Hernandez will not be appearing. Dave Thomason has been added. 

Performers
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Beth Stelling

Beth Stelling is a stand-up comedian, writer and actress. She is a product of the Chicago stand-up scene and studied improv at The Annoyance Theater under Susan Messing and Mick Napier.  Beth made her late night television debut on "Conan." She's since appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," Showtime's "Comedy of SXSW," "Last Call with Carson Daly," "The Pete Holmes Show," "@midnight," "The Meltdown with Jonah & Kumail" and had a half hour special... Read More →
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Brent Weinbach

Brent Weinbach 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" as well as the cult web series, "Pound House."  Brent has appeared on "Conan," "Lopez Tonight," Comedy Central, HBO, IFC, ABC, and Adult Swim, and also toured with the Comedians of Comedy.
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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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Dave Thomason

Dave Thomason is a comedian, writer, and sweetheart living in Los Angeles. He has appeared on Adam Devine’s House Party on Comedy Central, and the popular Stand-Up Cluster episode of the Nerdist podcast. Comedy website Splitsider recently named Dave as one of "The Top Up-and-Coming Comics in Los Angeles."
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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... Read More →
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Jim Tews

Jim Tews is a comic, writer and director out of New York City. He was one of 2011’s New Faces at Just For Laughs Montreal, has performed in the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, and SF Sketch Fest. Jim created the HBO Labs’ web series “The Opener,” and recently directed a feature length documentary about Cleveland’s independent comedy scene called “Make Fun.” He is trying to get on TV before his high... Read More →
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JoAnn Schinderle

As a Portland based working comic, JoAnn Schinderle's 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. With a comedy credit list to boot, JoAnn is also a working writer, producer, actress, and person of singleness (please tell your other single friends).
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Michelle Buteau

Born in New Jersey to Caribbean parents, comedian/host/actress Michelle Buteau brings her unique perspective and big personality to stage and screen. As a comedian, she has toured the country performing at colleges, clubs, and festivals. Her television credits include "Enlisted" on FOX, Comedy Central’s "Key & Peele" and "@midnight." Michelle’s half hour special premiered on Comedy Central in September, and Comedy Central... Read More →



Friday January 15, 2016 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:15pm

Little Esther Goes Through Your Stuff with Esther Povitsky and guests Tone Bell, Emily Heller and Andrew Short
Little Esther ("Key & Peele," "@Midnight") and her stand up guests perform and get to know their audience members by going through their personal belongings. $20 All Ages

Performers
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Andrew Short

Andrew Short is a comedian and musician in New York City. He's performed at SF Sketchfest, The Boston Comedy Festival, The Rooftop Aspen Comedy Festival and SXSW. He co-starred with Reid Faylor in "Action Boys" on IAF, and can be seen next year in the film "The Dog, The Boy" from Post Everything Productions.
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Emily Heller

Emily Heller is a comedian and writer who likes you very much. You may have seen her once or twice on Conan, on the third season of John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show on Comedy Central, or as one of the New Faces at the 2012 Montreal Just For Laughs Festival. She has been named a Comic to Watch by both Variety and Comedy Central. She is the creator and star of the Above Average series The Future. She served as a writer on the FOX... Read More →
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Esther Povitsky

A fixture of the LA comedy scene, Esther Povitsky co-created and starred in the MTV docu-comedy pilot "Little Esther," which chronicled her life as a young comic and her relationships with her mostly-male contemporaries. Esther also appeared in the New Faces Showcase at the 2013 Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and will appear on the upcoming season of "Last Comic Standing." Esther hosts the popular podcast "Weird Adults with Little... Read More →
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Tone Bell

Having been here just over three years, Tone's first job in Hollywood was just when he joined Season Two of NBC's "Whitney" playing the role of RJ. The following year he starred in Fox's "To My Future Assistant" while continuing to tour and play gigs around the country as a standup. Tone starred as Tedward on NBC's "Bad Judge," and sold a show to FX that he Co-Created, is Writing, will Star in and Executive Produce. Additionally, Tone received... Read More →



Friday January 15, 2016 10:15pm - 11:45pm
Brava Studio Theater 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:15pm

The SF Sketchfest Dozen: Liza Treyger & Alice Wetterlund, Hosted by Joe Nguyen
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.

Liza Treyger is a Chicago-bred standup comic who now resides in NYC. She really misses alleys, her favorite bartenders, and her Russian parents. Liza’s Half Hour and first album will be released by Comedy Central in August 2015. She recently performed at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and has appeared on "Adam Devine's House Party" on Comedy Central, "Chelsea Lately" and is a cast member on MTV2's "Joking Off." She was thrilled to be a part of the New York Comedy Festival 2012 as one of Comedy Central's Comics to Watch (where she got to watch shows and eat cake balls with two professional wrestlers!). Check out her super cool web series "How Many Questions."

Alice Wetterlund has performed her non-yelling brand of comedy on stages such as Comix, Broadway Comedy Club, UCB theaters, San Francisco's Punchline and The Hollywood Improv, as well as critically-acclaimed shows including "College Humor Live," "Big Terrific," and "Meltdown." She has also performed nationally in festivals such as Bridgetown, Moon Tower and Women in Comedy, and frequently tours with Comedy Central on Campus and with Girl Code/Guy Code on Campus. She was a New Face for the 2013 Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and was on the official line up for FOX’s 2013 Night of Comedy in Los Angeles. Her credits include guest stars on "New Girl" (FOX), "Betas" (Amazon original series), Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg’s "The Interview", and is currently recurring on "Silicon Valley" (HBO), "Girl Code" (MTV), and "@Midnight" (Comedy Central). Alice can be seen next summer starring alongside Zac Efron, Adam Devine and Anna Kendrick in the film "Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates."

$20 All Ages

Performers
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Alice Wetterlund

Alice Wetterlund has performed her non-yelling brand of comedy on stages such as Comix, Broadway Comedy Club, UCB theaters, San Francisco's Punchline and The Hollywood Improv, as well as critically-acclaimed shows including "College Humor Live," "Big Terrific," and "Meltdown." She has also performed nationally in festivals such as Bridgetown, Moon Tower and Women in Comedy, and frequently tours with Comedy Central on Campus and with Girl Code/Guy... Read More →
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Joe Nguyen

Subtle but sharp, laid-back yet engaging, Joe Nguyen is the smart slacker beloved by audiences for his easygoing delivery and good writing. At home in all venues from clubs to cafes, Joe is a regular at the Punch Line and other Bay Area clubs as well as a member of local group Nightlife on Mars.
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Liza Treyger

Liza Treyger is a Chicago-bred standup comic who now resides in NYC. She really misses alleys, her favorite bartenders, and her Russian parents. Liza’s Half Hour and first album will be released by Comedy Central in August 2015. She recently performed at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and has appeared on "Adam Devine's House Party" on Comedy Central, "Chelsea Lately" and is a cast member on MTV2's "Joking Off." She was thrilled to... Read More →



Friday January 15, 2016 10:15pm - 11:45pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

10:30pm

Meet Me in the Bathroom and Tell Me All Your Secrets with Dave Hill and guests Janine Brito, Tom Papa, Clare O'Kane and musical guest John Vanderslice
An incredible night of comedy, music, and gunplay hosted by Dave Hill.

Host of the new “The Goddamn Dave Hill Show” on WFMU, author of "Tasteful Nudes," and a contributor to "This American Life," comedian and face-melting guitarist Dave Hill has been a fixture for years in the New York alt-comedy scene. He has appeared on MTV, Comedy Central, BBC-America, VH1, Adult Swim, Sundance Channel, TLC, Current TV and Spike TV networks, and has written for New York Times, GQ, Salon, VICE, McSweeney's, HBO, Blender, the Huffington Post, FHM UK, the New York Daily News, XXL, Guitar World, Guitar Player, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, VH1, Spike TV, The Learning Channel and Court TV. $20 All Ages

Performers
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Clare O'Kane

Clare O’Kane is an actress, comedian and writer from San Jose, California. She has performed in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, and other wonderful, independent festivals around the country. She has been described as “sarcastic” and “half-Asian.” Clare is also one-third of the sketch group Blessed. They've made a couple of very funny videos, none of which have gone viral. She's recently sold... Read More →
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Dave Hill

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

JANINE BRITO started doing standup comedy in St. Louis and has performed at clubs and theaters throughout the US and Hong Kong. She is the winner of the 2009 SF Women's Comedy Competition, and recipient of Rooftop Comedy's 2010 Silver Nail Award. Praised by 7x7 Magazine as "one of SF's more daring voices" and one of "the 7 funniest people in town," she was named the 2011 “Best Comedian with a Message” by the East Bay Express. | | Brito... Read More →
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John Vanderslice

The newest entry into John Vanderslice's deep and undeniably remarkable catalog is “White Wilderness,” and it's a record like no other he's made before. Here are nine new and wildly impressive JV songs captured live over three days in a unique collaboration with the Magik*Magik Orchestra, a collective of classically trained musicians in the Bay Area led by artistic director Minna Choi. Did you catch that? Recorded live in three... 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 2012 and is... Read More →



Friday January 15, 2016 10:30pm - 11:59pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

10:30pm

Set List with John Fugelsang, Phil Hendrie, Matt Kirshen, Rick Overton and Alice Wetterlund, hosted by Troy Conrad
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.

Clip from the UK TV series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAGuOpveO5o $25 All Ages

Performers
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Alice Wetterlund

Alice Wetterlund has performed her non-yelling brand of comedy on stages such as Comix, Broadway Comedy Club, UCB theaters, San Francisco's Punchline and The Hollywood Improv, as well as critically-acclaimed shows including "College Humor Live," "Big Terrific," and "Meltdown." She has also performed nationally in festivals such as Bridgetown, Moon Tower and Women in Comedy, and frequently tours with Comedy Central on Campus and with Girl Code/Guy... Read More →
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John Fugelsang

John Fugelsang once got George Harrison to give his last live performance on VH1 and once got Mitt Romney's advisor to call Mitt an 'etch a sketch' on CNN. He's been a regular on MSNBC and FOX, been murdered on CSI, nominated for a Drama League award for his off-Broadway solo show, appeared at Montreal’s ‘Just for Laughs’ Festival, HBO’s U.S Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, hosted America's Funniest Home Videos and Bill Maher called him... 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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Phil Hendrie

Creative genius chock full of character, comedy and commentary — that’s Phil Hendrie. Famous for concocting a cast of fictional characters, all of whom he plays on air while simultaneously serving as host of his national talk radio program, Hendrie actually started out as a disc jockey at WBJW 1440 AM in Winter Park, Fla., a suburb of Orlando. After 15 years working as a disc jockey at stations across the country, he realized he hated what he... Read More →
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Rick Overton

Rick Overton has been doing standup comedy and improv since 1971 and has been an active member of Totally Looped since the beginning. He's appeared in over 100 films and countless TV episodics. He will be on the upcoming series RAKE with Greg Kinnear in March. Rick will also be appearing in Marlon Wayans' hilarious sequel HAUNTED HOUSE II in March as well. Rick is weird but he is saving up to be an Eccentric.
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Troy Conrad

Troy Conrad is the creator and co-producer (with Paul Provenza) of the improvised stand-up show "Set List: Stand-Up Comedy Without A Net," a 14-episode TV series in Australia and the UK. He performs and produces comedy at festivals worldwide including Dublin, Edinburgh, Melbourne, Syndey, London, Chicago, New York, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Austria. He created the live show and DVD "The Comedy Jesus Show" which also toured... Read More →



Friday January 15, 2016 10:30pm - 11:59pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
 
Saturday, January 16
 

10:00am

Storytelling Skills: Wow Your Crowd Workshop with Kevin Allison, founder of RISK! (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

Storytelling Skills: Wow Your Crowd 
Kevin Allison, Founder of RISK! and The Story Studio

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 All Ages

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 cinema studies at The... Read More →



Saturday January 16, 2016 10:00am - 1:00pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

12:00pm

The JV Club with Janet Varney and guests Charles W. 'Chuck' Bryant of Stuff You Should Know, Veronica Belmont and musical guest Matt Nathanson
Remember what it was like to be an awkward teenager? And remember how some things haven’t really changed that much for you since then? Join proud dork Janet Varney as she explores the highs and lows of the bygone years with special guests Charles W. "Chuck" Bryant of the wildly popular podcast Stuff You Should Know, and tech expert and all-around awesome television/internet personality Veronica Belmont, as they talk their way through the terrible teens into adult-lescence. With music by the incredible Matt Nathanson!
$20 All Ages

 
Due to a change in his schedule, Josh Clark will not be able to appear. 

Performers
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Charles W. "Chuck" Bryant

Stuff You Should Know is the award-winning podcast hosted by Chuck Bryant and Josh Clark and produced by the venerable website HowStuffWorks. Twice weekly since 2008, Stuff You Should Know has released a mind-addling array of episodes, cracking open the mechanics, history and cultural and scientific impact of topics like: Ouija boards, asteroid mining, termites, the use of MDMA to treat mental illness, the game of horseshoes, gender... Read More →
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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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Matt Nathanson

With his latest album, Matt Nathanson isn’t just saying Show Me Your Fangs -- he wants to show you his fangs too. The acclaimed singer-songwriter’s most darkly honest work yet, Show Me Your Fangs finds Nathanson digging deeper than ever before and sharing a powerful and modern-sounding set of new songs that are easily his sharpest and most biting to date. "My last album was called Last of the Great Pretenders, says Nathanson, "and... Read More →
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Veronica Belmont

Veronica has been working in the tech and media industries in a variety of capacities since moving to San Francisco in 2004. As a writer and video reporter she worked with CNET Networks and Discovery Digital, heading up their flagship technology podcasts and video review shows. This love of innovation has lead to advising many startups throughout the years, including Goodreads, about.me (now a board member), Soundtracking, WeGame, Forge... Read More →



Saturday January 16, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

2:00pm

Comedy Nation: 'The Future of Technology (For Better or for Worse)' with John Fugelsang and guests Frank Conniff, Nato Green, Matt Kirshen, Dhaya Lakshminarayanan, Felicia Michaels, Rick Overton and Beth Stelling
Comedy Nation with John Fugelsang combines the best elements of Standup Comedy and Stimulating Conversation. Each of the guests delivers a short monologue of their thoughts on the topic of the day followed by an unrehearsed panel discussion moderated by John Fugelsang. The topic for this show is: THE FUTURE OF TECHNOLOGY and features comedians Rick Overton, Felicia Michaels, Frank Conniff, Nato Green, Matt Kirshen, Beth Stelling and Dhaya Lakshminarayanan. $20 All Ages

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Beth Stelling

Beth Stelling is a stand-up comedian, writer and actress. She is a product of the Chicago stand-up scene and studied improv at The Annoyance Theater under Susan Messing and Mick Napier.  Beth made her late night television debut on "Conan." She's since appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," Showtime's "Comedy of SXSW," "Last Call with Carson Daly," "The Pete Holmes Show," "@midnight," "The Meltdown with Jonah & Kumail" and had a half hour special... Read More →
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Dhaya Lakshminarayanan

Dhaya Lakshminarayanan was named Best Comedian 2013 in the San Francisco Bay Guardian’s “Best of the Bay” Readers’ Poll. Comedy Central Asia crowned her the Grand Prize Winner of “The Ultimate Comedy Challenge” filmed in Singapore. Her list of credits include the Bridgetown Comedy Festival (Portland, OR), San Francisco Sketchfest, the Boston Comedy Festival (semifinalist), the Limestone Comedy Festival... Read More →
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Felicia Michaels

An "Army Brat" who was used to moving about, Michaels built her early career by refusing to allow her gender tame her material and never once flinching when it came to the rigorous travel and tv schedule that a stand-up comedy career demanded in the late 90's. | | Her comedy appeared on such networks as MTV, A&E, COMEDY CENTRAL, VH1 and SHOWTIME. Not to mention NBC, ABC and FOX. She soon found herself becoming a COMEDY GRAND CHAMPION on... Read More →
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Frank Conniff

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

John Fugelsang once got George Harrison to give his last live performance on VH1 and once got Mitt Romney's advisor to call Mitt an 'etch a sketch' on CNN. He's been a regular on MSNBC and FOX, been murdered on CSI, nominated for a Drama League award for his off-Broadway solo show, appeared at Montreal’s ‘Just for Laughs’ Festival, HBO’s U.S Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, hosted America's Funniest Home Videos and Bill Maher called him... 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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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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Rick Overton

Rick Overton has been doing standup comedy and improv since 1971 and has been an active member of Totally Looped since the beginning. He's appeared in over 100 films and countless TV episodics. He will be on the upcoming series RAKE with Greg Kinnear in March. Rick will also be appearing in Marlon Wayans' hilarious sequel HAUNTED HOUSE II in March as well. Rick is weird but he is saving up to be an Eccentric.



Saturday January 16, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

2:00pm

Computer Show Live with Rob Baedeker, Roxana Altamirano, Tony Altamirano, Adam Lisagor and Beth Lisick
“Computer Show,” a technology talk show set in 1983 but with real tech-entrepreneur guests from the present day, hit the Internet by storm this fall. Now the time-travel mind-bender comes live to SF Sketchfest. Host Gary Fabert will try, in “real time,” to wrap his head around the inventions of more, real modern-day Silicon Valley surprise guests. It will probably not go well. “Computer Show” is the brainchild of Sandwich Video’s Adam Lisagor and Roxana and Tony Altamirano. Gary Fabert is played by Rob Baedeker of SF sketch group Kasper Hauser. $20, 21+

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Adam Lisagor

Adam Lisagor  founded Sandwich Video, the go-to commercial agency and production company for the tech world. He’s a product man who likes to tell people about neat products. He and his partners produced “Computer Show” through Sandwich because time travel is fun and commercials are boring.
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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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Rob Baedeker

Rob Baedeker is a co-founder and performer with the San Francisco-based comedy group Kasper Hauser authors of many books, including "SkyMaul: Happy Crap You Can Buy From a Plane." Rob is the voice of Ira Glass in Kasper Hauser’s parody of “This American Life.”
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Roxana Altamirano

Roxana Altamirano is a Casting Director and maker of things. 1983 was a great year for her.
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Tony Altamirano

Tony Altamirano is a writer and filmmaker currently residing in Portland, Oregon. He is currently writing his first feature and can often be found eating cereal and watching "Fraggle Rock" in his room.



Saturday January 16, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

2:00pm

'Hey Monster, Hands Off My City' Screening and Q&A with Michael Meehan, Johnny Steele and Reggie Steele
This Fellini-inspired Comedy Film, written and directed by Michael Meehan, features a large comic cast, and stars SF Comedians JOHNNY STEELE and REGGIE STEELE as SFPD homicide detectives , who find half eaten bodies turning up all over San Francisco.

The Monster, (Jorge Scott) , pursued by a mute gunman on a unicycle ( Meehan), causes panic in the city, but well armed seniors, ( Valerie Meehan, Roberta Borgonovo, Pat Hunter, Jeannie McMillan ) lock and load to nail this menace.

The mayor,( Kevin Meaney) and the police chief( Michael Pritchard) don’t seem too concerned, as they’ve been paid off by nefarious Krazy Kola executives, ( Dan Spencer & James Svatko) , and aided by murderous fixer Nakamura ( James Van Harper), who are marketing a dangerous new beverage that causes people to “sell their eyes for it”.

13 year old Urban Ranger,( James Schmalz) sent out by his troop leader,(Christopher Meehan) to get his “Golden Scat” badge, finds and befriends the Monster after he is wounded by the mute hunter. The hunter is then distracted by the luscious acrobat( Dwoira Galilea), who questions his motives.

James is warned by prophet of doom ( Reed Kirk Rahlman) of the coming apocalypse, but amid the lunacy of the city, it’s just one more thing including an incarcerated soprano (Maryam Mahvi)who pines for fired Krazy Kola employee Loobey ( Conor Hamill)

As Steele and Steele wind through clues, kooks and snitches, they track down the monster, James, and the Hunter for a final showdown , the answers don’t get easier.

The city is showcased along with comedians, Will Durst, Greg Proops, Clinton Jackson, Michael O’Brien, Linda Hill, Diane Amos, David Alan Moss, Bob Sarlatte, Larry “Bubbles” Brown, Colin Mahan, Debi Durst, Geoff Bolt, Steven Pearl, Tony Sparks, Robert Hawkins ,Alicia Dattner, Marty Maceda , Jimmy Gunn and Ngaio Bealum . Also showcased are Gina Won, Tim Talbott, Howard Meehan, Kelly Pisarri, Lynn Ruth Miller, Rita Romero, Sandy Baker, Eric Ward, Scott Free , David Glaser, Joanne Green, Scott Cameron, Hang Nyguen, Christopher Ralph, Anthony Cistero, and Johnny La. And a cast of thousands.

This comedy was produced with generous support from our local community. This is Michael Meehan’s first Feature Film.
$20 All Ages

Performers
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Johnny Steele

Johnny began performing comedy in 1984 after quitting graduate school in a move his parents named: Operation $40K Down The Drain. But Johnny quickly got the hang of the craft and was soon performing – and drinking for free! – at the nation’s top clubs. | | During the next decade Johnny went on to perform at comedy festivals, win comedy competitions, log over 20 national TV appearances, and did we mention drink for free? | | In 1997... Read More →
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Michael Meehan

MICHAEL MEEHAN is a self-taught comic, painter, sculptor, writer and now movie auteur. His art is forged from salvaged materials, ideas and a sense of the absurd.
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Reggie Steele

Reggie started doing comedy in 2001, and his hilarious stories quickly made him a local favorite. National TV success soon followed, and Reggie was seen on Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-Up, Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen, Comedy.TV and Nickelodeon. When he’s not touring the country with his jokes, performing for the troops overseas, or cracking up Northern California audiences, Reggie is an actor whose credits include a... Read More →



Saturday January 16, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Roxie Theatre 3117 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

2:00pm

Storytelling Skills: Wow Your Crowd Workshop with Kevin Allison, founder of RISK!
Storytelling Skills: Wow Your Crowd 
Kevin Allison, Founder of RISK! and The Story Studio

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 All Ages

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 cinema studies at The... Read More →



Saturday January 16, 2016 2:00pm - 5:00pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

3:00pm

Who is Debbie Powell with Eric Stonestreet, Dana Powell, Jessica Makinson and Michael Bunin / Puzzles with Alex Fernie and Deborah Tarica
Join Eric Stonestreet, Dana Powell, Jessica Makinson and Michael Bunin for an educational and funny improvised show at SF Sketchfest. Eric will take questions from the audience about his current job, career, and the 12 years of ups and downs that led him to where he is today. Eric’s direct and honest answers will inspire him and his seasoned actor friends – Dana, Jessica and Michael to improvise scenes. If you are an actor, this is an opportunity to ask those burning questions to a group of people who have been where you are and who have felt how you feel. Plus, it’s an afternoon where you will laugh, smile and forget about that parking ticket you got yesterday or that you got dumped last week.
$25 All Ages

Performers
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Dana Powell

Dana Powell has been an actor/writer in Los Angeles for 15 years and was most recently seen in TBS’s “Clipped.” Other credits include “Modern Family,” “Veep” and “Bridesmaids.”
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Eric Stonestreet

Eric Stonestreet has been an actor for 19 years. He currently stars as ‘Cameron Tucker’ on ABC’s “Modern Family. He recently completed production on HBO’s original movie, “Confirmation,” and he will soon voice the character of ‘Duke’ in Illumination Entertainments’ upcoming animated comedy, “The Secret Life of Pets.”
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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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Michael Bunin

Michael Bunin has been a working actor in Los Angeles since 1997. He is best known for his role of ‘Kenny’ on the TBS show “My Boys.” Michael has also guest starred on numerous television shows and has appeared in more than 100 television commercials.
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Puzzles

Puzzles is a Los Angeles based team consisting of Alex Fernie and Deborah Tarica. It's a two-person improv show featuring multiple characters all interacting in the same place at the same time. It's lots of fun! Oh, and also, we're recently married. So there's a good chance we'll passive-aggressively fight on stage using coded language we think you wont be able to pick up on. But you will! | | Both Alex and Deborah are performers and... Read More →



Saturday January 16, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

3:00pm

SF Sketchfest Tribute to Patton Oswalt in conversation with Boots Riley
SF Sketchfest is very proud to honor the inimitable Patton Oswalt, who began performing standup as early as the 1980's and who 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 hilarious perspectives, taking them to screenplays and books, including the 2015 release of his memoir, "Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life from an Addiction to Film."

As a film actor himself, Patton is known for his performance as Remy in the Pixar smash hit "Ratatouille" as well as numerous other roles in films such as "Starsky and Hutch," "Young Adult," "Big Fan," and "Freaks of Nature."

Patton continues to write, tour in sold-out venues, and star in television and film and SF Sketchfest is delighted to take a moment with the busy and prolific comedian to pay tribute. Joining Patton in conversation will be Bay Area icon Boots Riley.

$30 All Ages

Performers
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Boots Riley

Raymond Lawrence Riley (born 1971), better known by his stage name Boots Riley, is an American poet, rapper, songwriter, producer, screenwriter, humorist, political organizer, community activist, lecturer, and public speaker- best known as the lead vocalist of The Coup and Street Sweeper Social Club. Riley is known for his energetic, charismatic, "punk"-like presence on-stage, combined with dancing. As a vocalist, he is known to display a wide... Read More →
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Patton Oswalt

Patton Oswalt began performing standup as early as the 1980's and who 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... Read More →



Saturday January 16, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Marines Memorial Theatre 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

4:00pm

Pep Talks Podcast with Eddie Pepitone and guest Beth Stelling (CANCELED)
Pep Talks is a podcast which takes a comedic look at the crumbling of our world with Eddie Pepitone (The Bitter Buddha) and other funny people!
$20 All Ages

Due to a change in his schedule, Eddie Pepitone is no longer appearing at the festival and this event has been canceled. Ticket holders will be contacted and refunds will be processed. 


Saturday January 16, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

4:00pm

Ding-Donger with Matt Braunger and guests Solomon Georgio, Jonah Ray and Beth Stelling
Comedian Matt Braunger hitches a ride with you to talk, spin yarns, make jokes, and above all, entertain. No agenda, no lack of lively times. Real fun from a real ding-dong. And for the first time ever, this SF Sketchfest version will include special guests Solomon Georgio, Jonah Ray and Beth Stelling!

Performers
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Beth Stelling

Beth Stelling is a stand-up comedian, writer and actress. She is a product of the Chicago stand-up scene and studied improv at The Annoyance Theater under Susan Messing and Mick Napier.  Beth made her late night television debut on "Conan." She's since appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," Showtime's "Comedy of SXSW," "Last Call with Carson Daly," "The Pete Holmes Show," "@midnight," "The Meltdown with Jonah & Kumail" and had a half hour special... 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 to check out his blog at jonahray.com. He more... 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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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 16, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

4:00pm

Sup Doc Podcast with George Chen and Paco Romane and guests David Gborie, Chris Thayer and Mary Van Note
Comedians Paco Romane and George Chen love watching documentaries. They also love interviewing interesting people with strong opinions about their favorite docs.

The idea behind this documentary podcast started when Paco sat down to watch all of the PBS 100 best documentaries. Every morning he’d watch one of these documentaries and afterwards he wanted to hear people and filmmakers discuss them. But after searching for a podcast devoted to discussing documentaries and interviewing people that love and make them he came up empty. So he contacted his buddy George Chen a fellow documentary lover and together they started ‘Sup Doc. FREE, All Ages

Performers
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Chris Thayer

Chris Thayer is a stand-up comic and writer. He worked on--and was featured on--TBS' "The Pete Holmes Show"; has been a guest on a number of popular comedy podcasts, including You Made it Weird, The CrabFeast, & Put Your Hands Together, & Terrified; and has performed at SF Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, High Plains, Riot LA, & Crom Comedy Festival. He funny.
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David Gborie

David Gborie is not only funny, he’s also a lover, a poet, and a devoted father of two. He’s a man who’s just as comfortable firing a gun as he is satisfying a lover. Sexually. Real talk. While based out of San Francisco, he has toured across the country. He’s performed at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, Meltdown Comics, blah, blah, and blah. Whether you’re an L7 weenie or you’ve murdered a man in cold blood, David... 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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Mary Van Note

Mary Van Note is a comedian of the weird variety. She is the creator and star of the award-winning Independent Film Channel web series The Mary Van Note Show: Gavin Really Wants Me. She is a SF Weekly Masterminds grant recipient, a seven-time SF Sketchfest performer, and an Andy Kaufman Award Semi-Finalist. The San Francisco Bay Guardian called her a “Zine-Queen Comedian” as she regularly makes zines, crafts and mini-comics... Read More →
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Paco Romane

Paco Romane is an award-winning and critically acclaimed stand up comedian (voted “Best Comedian” in the San Francisco Weekly and San Francisco Bay Guardian), actor, writer, and director. He has established himself as a favorite new comedian with his energetic, self-deprecating style. In a recent interview with KQED Arts, journalist Jonathan Curiel added, “This SF comedian keeps audiences riveted and coming back for more with... Read More →



Saturday January 16, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
PianoFight Bar 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

7:00pm

Morzouksnick with Nick Kroll, Jason Mantzoukas and Seth Morris / Cardinal Redbird (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

Join Seth Morris, Jason Mantzoukas and Nick Kroll for a night filled with characters, improv and a whole lotta grab ass.
$30 All Ages

Performers
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Cardinal Redbird

Cardinal Redbird is a house Harold Team from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. With a priority on energy and fun, CRB will blow your brains with our stylish scenework. We're eight best friends doing improv together!
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Jason Mantzoukas

Jason Mantzoukas is perhaps best known for his role as the lovable psychopath Rafi on FXX’s "The League." Mantzoukas was also recently seen on the big screen in IFC’s romantic comedy "Sleeping with Other People" opposite Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie. Other film credits include "Baby Mama," "Neighbors," and "The Dictator." In television, Mantzoukas has appeared on "Kroll Show," "Modern Family," "Transparent," "Broad City," "Parks and... Read More →
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Nick Kroll

Nick Kroll is an actor, writer, producer and stand-up comedian. He is the creator and star of the critically acclaimed series, "Kroll Show," which aired for three seasons on Comedy Central. Kroll co-starred as ‘Ruxin’ in the hit FXX series, "The League." In 2013, Nick was honored with the "Breakout Star of the Year" award at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and was named to Variety's "10 Comics to Watch." His... 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."



Saturday January 16, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Marines Memorial Theatre 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

7:00pm

PianoFight Showcase: Stevedore, Streisand and Friends and We Did A Thing, Hosted by Chris Gorbos (SOLD OUT)

SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

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 All Ages

Performers
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Chris Gorbos

Chris Gorbos is a standup and improviser living in Los Angeles. He is co-owner of The Westside Comedy Theater and produces the Westside's marquee weekly standup show "The Saturday Show". In addition to standup Chris performs with the IO West house team "Wheelhouse" as well as every Thursday at the Westside with "The Grind" Chris originally is from Bethlehem PA, went to school in Chicago, and toured for 3 years with Campus Activities Magazine... Read More →
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Nicole Conlan

Nicole Conlan is a Brooklyn-based comic originally from Denver. She's a writer for the Upright Citizens Brigade and a video producer and host for Gawker's automotive site Jalopnik, following stints at Sports Illustrated and SB Nation. Nicole has appeared at Crom Comedy Festival, Hell Yes Fest, the Boston Comedy Arts Festival and the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival. She hosts a monthly show in Brooklyn at Muchmore's. Internet reviewers have... Read More →
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Stevedore

Nicole Conlan (Gawker, UCB) and Rollie Williams (Fusion TV, Upworthy) grew up two blocks away from each other in Colorado. Now they can be seen performing around New York -- and occasionally in Denver -- as Stevedore Comedy. Nicole and Rollie have appeared at the Del Close Marathon, Hell Yes Fest, Boston Comedy Arts Festival, Denver Improv Festival, North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, SteelStacks Improv Festival, and the Hartford Improv... Read More →
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Streisand & Friends

Streisand & Friends are a high energy, silly humored sketch group formed in NY and currently perform all over LA. They've had sketch show runs at UCB, Comedy Central Stages and Off-Broadway. This group holds the record for most wins at iO West's Sketch Cage Matches, headlined the LA Written Comedy Festival and LA Sketch Festival, and have had sketches featured on CollegeHumor, Laughing Squid, FunnyOrDie, and many more.
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We Did A Thing

We Did a Thing consists of four veteran performers, a sketch supergroup if you will, including members of sketch groups The Front Row and Red Door on the Left who first joined forces at The Dark Room Theater on Mission Street, where they've done literally like googillions of performances in such productions as It's a Wonderful Life: Live, Ghostbusters: Live, Dirty Dancing: Live, plus Dr. Strangelove, Godzilla, and The Princess Bride (which all... Read More →



Saturday January 16, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

7:00pm

The SF Sketchfest Dozen: Liza Treyger & Alice Wetterlund, Hosted by Joe Nguyen
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.

Liza Treyger is a Chicago-bred standup comic who now resides in NYC. She really misses alleys, her favorite bartenders, and her Russian parents. Liza’s Half Hour and first album will be released by Comedy Central in August 2015. She recently performed at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and has appeared on "Adam Devine's House Party" on Comedy Central, "Chelsea Lately" and is a cast member on MTV2's "Joking Off." She was thrilled to be a part of the New York Comedy Festival 2012 as one of Comedy Central's Comics to Watch (where she got to watch shows and eat cake balls with two professional wrestlers!). Check out her super cool web series "How Many Questions."

Alice Wetterlund has performed her non-yelling brand of comedy on stages such as Comix, Broadway Comedy Club, UCB theaters, San Francisco's Punchline and The Hollywood Improv, as well as critically-acclaimed shows including "College Humor Live," "Big Terrific," and "Meltdown." She has also performed nationally in festivals such as Bridgetown, Moon Tower and Women in Comedy, and frequently tours with Comedy Central on Campus and with Girl Code/Guy Code on Campus. She was a New Face for the 2013 Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and was on the official line up for FOX’s 2013 Night of Comedy in Los Angeles. Her credits include guest stars on "New Girl" (FOX), "Betas" (Amazon original series), Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg’s "The Interview", and is currently recurring on "Silicon Valley" (HBO), "Girl Code" (MTV), and "@Midnight" (Comedy Central). Alice can be seen next summer starring alongside Zac Efron, Adam Devine and Anna Kendrick in the film "Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates."

$20 All Ages

Performers
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Alice Wetterlund

Alice Wetterlund has performed her non-yelling brand of comedy on stages such as Comix, Broadway Comedy Club, UCB theaters, San Francisco's Punchline and The Hollywood Improv, as well as critically-acclaimed shows including "College Humor Live," "Big Terrific," and "Meltdown." She has also performed nationally in festivals such as Bridgetown, Moon Tower and Women in Comedy, and frequently tours with Comedy Central on Campus and with Girl Code/Guy... Read More →
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Joe Nguyen

Subtle but sharp, laid-back yet engaging, Joe Nguyen is the smart slacker beloved by audiences for his easygoing delivery and good writing. At home in all venues from clubs to cafes, Joe is a regular at the Punch Line and other Bay Area clubs as well as a member of local group Nightlife on Mars.
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Liza Treyger

Liza Treyger is a Chicago-bred standup comic who now resides in NYC. She really misses alleys, her favorite bartenders, and her Russian parents. Liza’s Half Hour and first album will be released by Comedy Central in August 2015. She recently performed at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and has appeared on "Adam Devine's House Party" on Comedy Central, "Chelsea Lately" and is a cast member on MTV2's "Joking Off." She was thrilled to... Read More →



Saturday January 16, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

7:30pm

The Great Debate: 'Donald Trump vs. Don(ald) Draper - Who Will Definitely Destroy America?' with Matt Price and Ilyse Mimoun (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

After sold out shows during their previous Great Debates at Sketchfest, Ms. Ilyse Mimoun and Mr. Matt Price take on their most explosive sparring match yet. Donald Trump is dangerously close to becoming the leader of the free world by stirring up the most hateful elements of the country with classic one-liners like "you're stupid" and "she's stupid." Don Draper glamorized womanizing and paved the way for handsy ad-men to fatten us with Coca Cola and lead us to our to tobacco-tinged slaughter. So who is the true threat to our nation?

Watch Ms. Mimoun and Mr. Price attack this question (as well as each other's personal lives) with no holds barred. They will jump fearlessly into topics such as “Whitman or White Man?” "Bleeding out of Her Wherever," and of course “Butts.” As always, the lucky audience chooses the debate topics, with the topics changing on the second night! Can Ms. Mimoun and Mr. Price handle this El Nino-sized pressure? Can you? CAN AMERICA?

Come for the scotch and xenophobia. Stay for the fate of the free world. $18 All Ages

Performers
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Ilyse Mimoun

Ilyse Mimoun has performed onstage at UCB, Nerdmelt, Comedy Central, Comedy Sportz, Hotel Café, LOFT, Elephant Theater, and other venues receptive to angry Tunisians. Television appearances include Hart of Dixie, 90210, Chuck, and Privileged, and films such as The TV Set and In the Land of Women. Ilyse also wrote and produced on the Comedy Central show Root of All Evil with Lewis Black. Once a women’s studies major from Berkeley, Ilyse will... Read More →
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Matt Price

Matt Price is an actor and writer from Evanston, IL. As an actor, some of Matt’s TV and film appearances include “Men of a Certain Age,” “The Office,” “Arrested Development,” “Reno 911,” “The West Wing,” “The League,” and “Walk Hard.” Matt currently writes for “Regular Show” on Cartoon Network for which he won an Emmy in 2012. He has also written for Comedy Central’s “Root of All Evil with Lewis Black” as... Read More →



Saturday January 16, 2016 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Stage Werx 446 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

7:30pm

The Undone Sweaters: A Weezer Cover Band with Jim Tews, Reid Faylor, Andrew Short and Danny Tamberelli plus Weezer-themed comedy from Jonah Ray and Jacob Sirof
The Undone Sweaters (Danny Tamberelli, Andrew Short, Jim Tews & Reid Faylor) are Brooklyn’s number two Weezer tribute band. They would’ve been number one, but they refused to learn the entire catalog. They’re rule breakers, punk rock, if you will. Their live show is one of a kind, combining short, live sketches, funny visuals, and actual musicianship. They are joined by Jonah Ray and Jacob Sirof for some Weezer-themed comedy. $20, 21+

Performers
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Andrew Short

Andrew Short is a comedian and musician in New York City. He's performed at SF Sketchfest, The Boston Comedy Festival, The Rooftop Aspen Comedy Festival and SXSW. He co-starred with Reid Faylor in "Action Boys" on IAF, and can be seen next year in the film "The Dog, The Boy" from Post Everything Productions.
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Danny Tamberelli

Danny Tamberelli played little Pete Wrigley on the beloved Nickelodeon series “The Adventures of Pete and Pete.” He stared as Jackie on “The Babysitter’s Club” and voiced Arnold on “The Magic School Bus.” He also starred on the Nickelodeon series “All That!” and “Figure it Out.” Film work includes “The Mighty Ducks” and “Igby Goes Down.” He plays bass and sings in the rock band Jounce, and is also the bassist for the... Read More →
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Jacob Sirof

Jacob Sirof started doing stand-up in his hometown of San Francisco, and quickly made a name for himself on the national stage. He has appeared on Comedy Central, was a semi-finalist on NBC's "Last Comic Standing," and is a regular on the Doug Loves Movies podcast. These days, he makes his home in sunny Los Angeles. You'd probably like him. He's really great. His number is 323-555-1234. Hit him up.
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Jim Tews

Jim Tews is a comic, writer and director out of New York City. He was one of 2011’s New Faces at Just For Laughs Montreal, has performed in the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, and SF Sketch Fest. Jim created the HBO Labs’ web series “The Opener,” and recently directed a feature length documentary about Cleveland’s independent comedy scene called “Make Fun.” He is trying to get on TV before his high... 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 to check out his blog at jonahray.com. He more... Read More →
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Reid Faylor

Reid Faylor is a small, bearded boy with a deep, sensuous voice. He doesn't give a dang anymore, so he's going to do whatever it is he feels like doing. That might mean guiding the audience in relaxation exercises, or pretending to smoke an infant, but most likely it's gonna be weird and delightful. His calm demeanor sets you at peace as he guides you into a nice helping of joyous stupidity, so just enjoy it, you know? Reid has performed at... Read More →



Saturday January 16, 2016 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

7:30pm

Celebrity Autobiography: The Rock 'n Roll Edition with Pamela Adlon, Scott Adsit, Jon Heder, Ricki Lake, Laraine Newman, Eugene Pack, Dayle Reyfel and Michael Urie
Experience the actual words of celebrity memoirs acted out live onstage in this Rock 'n Roll Edition which covers celeb musician and singer confessions and excerpts ranging from sex, fitness, food, and career...lifted word for word from hard to believe they wrote 'em autobiographies. $45 All Ages

Performers
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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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Jon Heder

Jon Heder became an overnight sensation and gained an instant cult following with his feature film debut in the title role of the offbeat comedy “Napoleon Dynamite.”  Heder’s endearing portrayal of the somewhat nerdy high schooler who helps his friend Pedro get elected class president was a huge financial success and brought him two MTV Movie Awards, one in the category of Breakthrough Male and a second for Best Musical... 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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Michael Urie

Dividing his time between film, television and theatre, in front of and behind the cameras, Michael Urie is one of the most versatile and respected talents of his generation. He was introduced to the international television audience in 2006 as the delicious Marc St. James on the award-winning "Ugly Betty," a role that made him a favorite of critics and fans everywhere. Since the series finale in 2010, his most acclaimed work has been on stage... 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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Ricki Lake

From acting and producing, to dancing her way into the hearts of television audiences, Emmy Award winning Host Ricki Lake is a pop culture icon who has built a career on her graciously candid sensibility and her authentic, relatable nature.Ricki Lake’s legacy and perhaps her greatest love is her role as an independent filmmaker. Her award-winning documentary "The Business of Being Born" debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2007. Lake... 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 →



Saturday January 16, 2016 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:30pm

7 Minutes in Purgatory with Ian Abramson and guests Saurin Choksi, Adam Conover, Solomon Georgio, Caitlin Gill, Bobcat Goldthwait and Candy Lawrence
7 Minutes in Purgatory challenges comedians to perform directly to a camera alone in a soundproof room, while audience members watch a live feed in another room. This social experiment/comedy show offers a chance to watch performers hilariously and awkwardly attempt to do their act without the benefit of audience feedback.

The show is based in Los Angeles, and has featured guests like Hannibal Buress, Kyle Kinane, and Tig Notaro, and host/co-creator Ian Abramson has toured the show around the country, to cities like Chicago, Denver, and Atlanta. The Laugh Button called the show "one of the coolest and most creative additions to the comedy world," and it's been hailed by The AV Club as "hilarious." $20 All Ages

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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Bobcat Goldthwait

Over the past several months, Bobcat has been on the creative fast track. As one of the most recognizable comedians in show business, Goldthwait unleashed his one of a kind brand of comedy in his new Showtime one hour special entitled “You Don’t Look the Same Either.” The new stand-up special features riffs on politics, divorce, going broke, and his career as a director of film and TV. The genre-defying "Police Academy" alum returns with... Read More →
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Caitlin Gill

People are talking about Caitlin Gill. Most of what they’re saying has to do with how funny she is. Caitlin has performed on the Oddball Comedy Tour, the Outside Lands Festival, SF Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, the Vancouver Global Comedy Fest and in some of the best comedy clubs in the nation. Her writing has been featured in The New York Times, she was featured her as one of the 7 Comics Rocking the Local Scene in 7x7 Magazine and... Read More →
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Candy Lawrence

Candy Lawrence, more like Comedy Lawrence! Hilarious, dynamic and eccentric, she captivates you with her unique blend of energy and idiosyncratic comedy. Candy can be seen performing stand-up at various venues in Chicago including Zanies, House of Blues, The Laugh Factory, and UP Comedy Club among others. She is also willing to rollerblade to other cities to perform for you. She was apart of the Just For Laughs 2011 and 2013 festival in... Read More →
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Ian Abramson

Ian Abramson is from Moreno Valley, California, where he learned to walk, read, and drive, but not in that order. He studied theater at California State University Channel Islands, which isn’t on an island, but has been converted from an old mental hospital, so it’s isolated in its own way. While at school, he took as many performance and writing classes as he could and after trying stand-up at a couple of campus open mics, he decided... Read More →
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Saurin Choksi

Saurin Choksi is a stand up comic performing in New York City. He is the co-host of Fuse TV’s late night pop culture talk show, White Guy Talk Show. | | In 2014 he took first place at the prestigious Boston Comedy Festival. Choksi has performed at top comedy venues all over the nation, including Carolines, The Laugh Factory and The Comedy Attic. His stand up has been featured on Fox TV and Sirius/XM Radio. He a proud alumni of the nation's... 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 →



Saturday January 16, 2016 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Doc's Lab 124 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

7:30pm

Set List with Matt Braunger, Caitlin Gill, Bobcat Goldthwait, Emily Heller and Beth Stelling, hosted by Troy Conrad
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.

Clip from the UK TV series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAGuOpveO5o $25 All Ages

Due to a change in his schedule, Eddie Pepitone is no longer appearing. A replacement will be named soon. 

Performers
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Beth Stelling

Beth Stelling is a stand-up comedian, writer and actress. She is a product of the Chicago stand-up scene and studied improv at The Annoyance Theater under Susan Messing and Mick Napier.  Beth made her late night television debut on "Conan." She's since appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," Showtime's "Comedy of SXSW," "Last Call with Carson Daly," "The Pete Holmes Show," "@midnight," "The Meltdown with Jonah & Kumail" and had a half hour special... Read More →
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Bobcat Goldthwait

Over the past several months, Bobcat has been on the creative fast track. As one of the most recognizable comedians in show business, Goldthwait unleashed his one of a kind brand of comedy in his new Showtime one hour special entitled “You Don’t Look the Same Either.” The new stand-up special features riffs on politics, divorce, going broke, and his career as a director of film and TV. The genre-defying "Police Academy" alum returns with... Read More →
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Caitlin Gill

People are talking about Caitlin Gill. Most of what they’re saying has to do with how funny she is. Caitlin has performed on the Oddball Comedy Tour, the Outside Lands Festival, SF Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, the Vancouver Global Comedy Fest and in some of the best comedy clubs in the nation. Her writing has been featured in The New York Times, she was featured her as one of the 7 Comics Rocking the Local Scene in 7x7 Magazine and... Read More →
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Emily Heller

Emily Heller is a comedian and writer who likes you very much. You may have seen her once or twice on Conan, on the third season of John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show on Comedy Central, or as one of the New Faces at the 2012 Montreal Just For Laughs Festival. She has been named a Comic to Watch by both Variety and Comedy Central. She is the creator and star of the Above Average series The Future. She served as a writer on the FOX... 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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Troy Conrad

Troy Conrad is the creator and co-producer (with Paul Provenza) of the improvised stand-up show "Set List: Stand-Up Comedy Without A Net," a 14-episode TV series in Australia and the UK. He performs and produces comedy at festivals worldwide including Dublin, Edinburgh, Melbourne, Syndey, London, Chicago, New York, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Austria. He created the live show and DVD "The Comedy Jesus Show" which also toured... Read More →



Saturday January 16, 2016 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

8:00pm

Pound House Live with Brent Weinbach and DJ Douggpound, with The Blank Experience presents The Idiots
Doug Lussenhop and Brent Weinbach, the guys behind the cult web series, "Pound
House," celebrate the launch of Season 3 with a live show at SF Sketchfest.
Brent and Doug will perform stand-up comedy, unveil an episode of "Pound House"
from the new season, do a Q&A segment about the series, and show deleted scenes
and outtakes from previous seasons.  Maybe some other bonus stuff too.

With an opening set by The Blank Experience presents The Idiots. $20 All Ages

Performers
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Brent Weinbach

Brent Weinbach 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" as well as the cult web series, "Pound House."  Brent has appeared on "Conan," "Lopez Tonight," Comedy Central, HBO, IFC, ABC, and Adult Swim, and also toured with the Comedians of Comedy.
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DJ Douggpound

Doug Lussenhop, a.k.a. DJ Douggpound, is a rare bird in the comedy world: part joke DJ, part real musician, part video editor, writer, performer, and all kinds of amazing on Twitter. He's the go-to editor for surrealist comedians Tim & Eric, and has lent his chops to "The Eric Andre Show," "Funny or Die Presents," and of course, "Portlandia."
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The Blank Experience Presents The Idiots

Hailing from Los Angeles and running strong since 2013, The Blank Experience is a freewheeling and uniquely disturbing sketch show made up of a collection of Chicago transplants who have performed at institutions like Second City, iO Chicago and The Annoyance Theatre. Focusing on absurd and darkly funny situations, The Blank Experience is one big group of idiots that is determined to leave you disgusted and breathless.



Saturday January 16, 2016 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

Josh Androsky & Clare O'Kane, Hosted by Sara June
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, until he did his first open mic. He has since thrived in the LA comedy scene. He started a show on the steps of City Hall, ate shrooms and got weird as The Skateboard Rabbi on "The Price is Right," performed at festivals and venues across the nation, appeared on "This American Life," SyFy’s "Sharkmania," and contributes to VICE among other corporately-owned counterculture outlets. He has also recently started writing for TV that is supposed to be funny, like "Billy On The Street" and "Spongebob Squarepants," so his cat and girlfriend could not be happier for him.

Clare O’Kane is an actress, comedian and writer from San Jose, California. She has performed in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, and other wonderful, independent festivals around the country. She has been described as “sarcastic” and “half-Asian.” Clare is also one-third of the sketch group Blessed. They've made a couple of very funny videos, none of which have gone viral. She's recently sold out and started writing for T.V. ("Spongebob Squarepants") and you can also see her on VICE's new network Viceland. She currently lives in Los Angeles, California with a guy and a cat. $15 All Ages

Performers
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Clare O'Kane

Clare O’Kane is an actress, comedian and writer from San Jose, California. She has performed in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, and other wonderful, independent festivals around the country. She has been described as “sarcastic” and “half-Asian.” Clare is also one-third of the sketch group Blessed. They've made a couple of very funny videos, none of which have gone viral. She's recently sold... 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, until he did his first open mic. He has since thrived in the LA comedy scene. He started a show on the steps of City Hall, ate shrooms and got weird as The Skateboard... Read More →
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Sara June

Sara June is an Austin comedian who has performed at Hell Yes Fest and the San Francisco Comedy Competition. Her sketch videos have been hailed as "gay," "very gay" and "not funny" by over a million YouTube viewers.



Saturday January 16, 2016 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Brava Studio Theater 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

8:00pm

Rooftop Comedy Showcase: Tom Devenport, Brett Druck, Krista Fatka, Trevor Hill, Jules Posner and Joe Tobin, Hosted by Kate Willett
Rooftop Comedy and SF Sketchfest present six Saturday showcases rounding up some of the best up and coming stand up comics in the nation! $15 All Ages

Performers
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Brett Druck

"Druck looks every inch the laidback Jack Johnson of stand up comedy — until he opens his mouth and short, one-line bursts of observational humor spill out with merciless, straight-faced speed." | | The Charelston City Paper | | Brett Druck is concentrated funny, a straight shot of razor sharp wit and pointed comedy. He has been featured in TBS's Just for Laughs Chicago, as a finalist in The Andy Kaufman Award, Magners Comedy Festival... Read More →
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Joe Tobin

Originally from Philadelphia, Joe has become a regular in Bay Area comedy clubs, and he has been fortunate to work with such great comedians as Dave Chappelle, Jake Johannsen, Doug Benson, and Zach Galifiankis, to name a few. (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... 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. Now based in Los Angeles, he is one of those comics whose writing and delivery make standup seem like it’s just a... Read More →
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Kate Willett

San Francisco magazine describes Kate Willett as “a comedian you should know about,” so here’s the info: She’s a regular feature for Margaret Cho who she’s toured with nationally and internationally. Kate’s work was recently featured on the Risk! podcast with Kevin Allison. She’s one of the most sought after comedians in town, has opened for comedians like Kyle Kinane, Anthony Jeselnik, Michael Che, and produces four of the best... Read More →
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Krista Fatka

Krista Fatka is a San Francisco Bay Area comic and writer. With over a decade of performance experience in circus and theater, she’s as comfortable on stage as she is in a room full of clowns. Which is to say, pretty comfy. She is one half of the comedy duo Casual Soulmates who produce a monthly stand-up showcase in San Francisco.
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Tom Devenport

Tom never planned it to work out this way, but lunch can change everything. One tainted burrito (It’s a long story), a career change, and several years later, Tom has performed in clubs, theaters, hotel ballrooms, on decks, in conference rooms, in bars, at malls, behind chicken wire, at sci-fi conventions, and in school cafeterias, explaining his nerd’s-eye view of the world to audiences across the US, UK, France and Germany. When... 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 Index | and The Mission Position. He has performed at SF Sketchfest, the Great American Comedy Festival, Sacramento Comedy Festival, Cape Fear Comedy Fest... Read More →



Saturday January 16, 2016 8:00pm - 9:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

9:00pm

PianoFight Showcase: Adrian Villegas presents 'Barrio Daze,' Drama 3/4 presents 'Cue to Cue' and White Women, Hosted by Emily Van Dyke
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 All Ages

Performers
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Adrian Villegas presents "Barrio Daze"

Adrian Villegas is a writer, performer, founding member and Artistic Director of multimedia sketch comedy troupe The Latino Comedy Project (LCP), as well as the star and playwright of two critically acclaimed one-man shows “Six Mexicans Named Gonzalez” and “Barrio Daze.”
 | | Villegas' rollicking one-man shows have toured across the nation and deal with barrio life, racial politics, and pop culture from a distinctly... Read More →
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Drama 3/4 presents "Cue to Cue"

Drama 3/4 presents "Cue To Cue" | You know how nothing ever seems to go wrong during a live performance? Well, this one is no exception. We've been workshopping and rewriting this show for over 3 years, and now it's finally mostly ready! Prepare yourself for a nearly-complete, almost-memorized, 92%-flawless metasterical experience in which problems are practically guaranteed to not happen! Hosted by Brice Beckham and David Fickas of Drama 3/4... Read More →
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Emily Van Dyke

Emily Van Dyke is 32 and still on her mom’s cell phone plan. Originally from North Central Indiana, she has struggled to overcome a monotone voice and the death of her late cat "Patches" to become a comic who has an apartment in San Francisco with a washer/dryer inside of it. Emily hosts the comedy dating show "Flirting with Laughter," she was the winner of the 2013 Walk the Plank Comedy Competition and she performs in clubs and basements... Read More →
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White Women

As the name obviously suggests, “White Women” is an improv group comprised of seven black men. Despite being primarily housed out of UCB, White Women has performed at basically every venue in Los Angeles, and also put on shows in NYC and San Francisco. They had the pleasure of co-writing and starring in a Funny or Die Exclusive, and have had their sketches featured on the Huffington Post, Funny or Die, and Comedy Central. They deliver a... Read More →



Saturday January 16, 2016 9:00pm - 10:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

9:15pm

The SF Sketchfest Dozen: Tone Bell & Esther Povitsky, Hosted by Red Scott
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.

Having been here just over three years, Tone's first job in Hollywood was just when he joined Season Two of NBC's "Whitney" playing the role of RJ. The following year he starred in Fox's "To My Future Assistant" while continuing to tour and play gigs around the country as a standup. Tone starred as Tedward on NBC's "Bad Judge," and sold a show to FX that he Co-Created, is Writing, will Star in and Executive Produce. Additionally, Tone received his own 1⁄2 hour Stand-Up Special set to air on Comedy Central later this year. Currently, Tone is set to star as Russell in Will Packer & DJ Nash's new NBC show, "Truth Be Told".

A fixture of the LA comedy scene, Esther Povitsky co-created and starred in the MTV docu-comedy pilot "Little Esther," which chronicled her life as a young comic and her relationships with her mostly-male contemporaries. Esther also appeared in the New Faces Showcase at the 2013 Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and will appear on the upcoming season of "Last Comic Standing." Esther hosts the popular podcast "Weird Adults with Little Esther" (featuring interviews with fellow comedians) and has a vibrant web presence. She recently partnered with Refinery29.com bringing her stage show “What’s in Your Bag” to the digital world. Esther has made guest appearances on FOX's "New Girl" as well as NBC's hit "Parks and Recreation" and most recently Netflix’s Judd Apatow produced series "Love." Esther can also be seen on the MTV sketch show "Hey Girl," as well as on Comedy Central's "Adam Devine's House Party" and "Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!"

$20 All Ages

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Esther Povitsky

A fixture of the LA comedy scene, Esther Povitsky co-created and starred in the MTV docu-comedy pilot "Little Esther," which chronicled her life as a young comic and her relationships with her mostly-male contemporaries. Esther also appeared in the New Faces Showcase at the 2013 Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and will appear on the upcoming season of "Last Comic Standing." Esther hosts the popular podcast "Weird Adults with Little... Read More →
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Red Scott

Offstage, Red enjoys exploring the ways an individual can be indoors and fully protected from the Sun. He beat 146 comics to win the 2010 Rooster T Feathers Comedy Competition. He performed at 2011-2014 SF Sketchfest, including appearing in Jimmy Pardo's "Write Now!" in 2013. His Game of Thrones podcast, “Boars, Gore, and Swords” has twice been featured on the website BoingBoing. He performs all over the Bay Area, and is a regular at The... Read More →
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Tone Bell

Having been here just over three years, Tone's first job in Hollywood was just when he joined Season Two of NBC's "Whitney" playing the role of RJ. The following year he starred in Fox's "To My Future Assistant" while continuing to tour and play gigs around the country as a standup. Tone starred as Tedward on NBC's "Bad Judge," and sold a show to FX that he Co-Created, is Writing, will Star in and Executive Produce. Additionally, Tone received... Read More →



Saturday January 16, 2016 9:15pm - 10:45pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

9:30pm

Nerds and Music: A Night with Pat Rothfuss and Paul & Storm
New York Times bestselling fantasy author Pat Rothfuss ("The Name of the Wind," "The Wise Man’s Fear") and comedy/music duo Paul and Storm host an evening of songs, stories, and general unbridled nerdery. Special guests TBA!
$35 All Ages

Performers
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Patrick Rothfuss

Patrick Rothfuss was born in Madison, Wisconsin to awesome parents who encouraged him to read and create through reading to him, gentle boosts of self-esteem, and deprivation of cable television. During his formative years, he read extensively and wrote terrible short stories and poetry to teach himself what not to do. | | Patrick matriculated at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, initially studying chemical engineering which led to... 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, along with Wil Wheaton and Adam Savage, and co-produceJoCo Cruise. The duo’s original webseries musical, LearningTown, debuted on... Read More →



Saturday January 16, 2016 9:30pm - 11:30pm
Marines Memorial Theatre 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

10:00pm

Jo Firestone's Incredible Game Show Showcase / Jacob Sirof
The Incredible Gameshow Showcase gathers up the funniest, most important, and most expensive game shows of our time and plays them with live audience members to ultimately determine the Greatest Game Show Of Our Time. Past winning game shows include: Who Wants to be a Beefionaire?, Spanksgiving, I'm Wearing the Same Thing as My Thumb, and Ol' Ravioli Fingers Gonna Get Ya! Hosted by Jo Firestone and featuring UCB comedians Cory Palmer, Dan Glaser, Michael Wolf, Manolo Moreno and Nick Guercio.

Jacob Sirof started doing stand-up in his hometown of San Francisco, and quickly made a name for himself on the national stage. He has appeared on Comedy Central, was a semi-finalist on NBC's "Last Comic Standing," and is a regular on the Doug Loves Movies podcast. These days, he makes his home in sunny Los Angeles. You'd probably like him. He's really great. His number is 323-555-1234. Hit him up. $15 All Ages

Performers
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Jacob Sirof

Jacob Sirof started doing stand-up in his hometown of San Francisco, and quickly made a name for himself on the national stage. He has appeared on Comedy Central, was a semi-finalist on NBC's "Last Comic Standing," and is a regular on the Doug Loves Movies podcast. These days, he makes his home in sunny Los Angeles. You'd probably like him. He's really great. His number is 323-555-1234. Hit him up.
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Jo Firestone

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



Saturday January 16, 2016 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Doc's Lab 124 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

10:00pm

Theme Park Improv with Ian Brennan, John Michael Higgins, Michael Hitchcock, Jessica Makinson, Oscar Nunez, Cole Stratton, Janet Varney and guest monologist James Roday (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

The Theme Park Improv Show's improvisers take a single suggestion of a theme from the audience, and wing an entire set of fast-paced long-form scenes and characters, based on stories from a special guest monologist. After six sold-out years, they return to SF Sketchfest with a stellar lineup: Ian Brennan (co-creator of "Glee"), Michael Hitchcock ("Best in Show"), John Michael Higgins ("A Mighty Wind"), Jessica Makinson ("Halfway Home"), Oscar Nunez ("The Office") Cole Stratton ("Pop My Culture Podcast) and Janet Varney ("Burning Love"). With special guest monologist James Roday from "Psych!"  $25 All Ages

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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Ian Brennan

Ian Brennan is a co-creator and producer on the new FOX horror comedy show "Scream Queens." He was a writer, narrator and co-creator of "Glee." | | "Glee" marked Ian Brennan’s first foray into television writing. Brennan began his acting career in Chicago working with the prestigious Steppenwolf and Goodman Theatres. He later moved to New York to pursue other opportunities in television and film, and has been involved with off-Broadway... Read More →
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James Roday

James Roday portrayed the bright, sarcastic and gifted Shawn Spencer on USA's long-running beloved series "Psych." He is also a writer, director and producer and is Co-Artistic Director of Los Angeles theatre company Red Dog Squadron. His latest film "Gravy," which he co-wrote and directed, is available on-demand, dvd and something mysterious called "Blu-ray."
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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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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 SHIFT, Mr... 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 “Don Choladecki... Read More →
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Oscar Nunez

| Oscar Nunez is best known for playing Oscar Martinez on NBC's The Office. He has won an Emmy, two SAG Awards, an ALMA Award, a TV Land Award and an Impact Award from the National Hispanic Media Coalition for the role. Oscar is also recognized for his large supporting role in the hit movie The Proposal and for creating and starring in his own Comedy Central series, Halfway Home. | | Raised in New Jersey, Oscar's acting career started on... Read More →



Saturday January 16, 2016 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:00pm

Martin Starr and Common Rotation / Liam Kyle Sullivan
Martin Starr ("Silicon Valley") brings his band Common Rotation to SF Sketchfest for a night of music and comedy at the Swedish American Music Hall. With an opening set by Liam Kyle Sullivan. Don't miss this rare event! $25, 21+

Performers
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Adam Busch

Adam Busch can currently be seen as Chase One on Fox’s "Empire" and Owen Elliot on USA’s "Colony."    He is known to television audiences for his work on "Men At Work," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Major Crimes," "CSI," "Grey’s Anatomy," "House," "Point Pleasant," "Terminator:  The Sarah Conner Chronicles," "Back To You," "The Jury," and "Law and Order."  Web series include Indie in the Fine... Read More →
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Liam Kyle Sullivan

Liam Kyle Sullivan is an American actor and comedian.  He is the creator of the viral video "Shoes" for which he won a People’s Choice Award in 2008.  In 2011 he directed "Thugs: the Musical," a short film written by Kevin Avery that is ridiculously funny.  He was a series regular on the VH1 comedy show "I Hate My 30’s," and he has spent the last few years working for Defy Media and being a new dad.  He lives in... Read More →
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Martin Starr

Martin Starr has appeared in some of television's most critically acclaimed series including "Freaks and Geeks," "Party Down," and "Silicon Valley," He's also know for his roles films such as "Knocked Up," "Cheats," and "Adventureland."



Saturday January 16, 2016 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

10:15pm

Fresh Mugs: Chris Gorbos, Christopher John, Sara June, Katie Nguyen, Ify Nwadiwe, Richard Sarvate and Brandon Stokes, Hosted by Joey Avery (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

SF Sketchfest presents a series of showcases with some of the best new mugs on the comedy scene! Sporadically appearing at several venues throughout the festival including The Punch Line, Stage Werx, Brava Studio and Doc's Lab. $15 All Ages

Performers
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Brandon Stokes

Sharp and sometimes surprisingly witty sometimes from the middle of Illinois comes Brandon Stokes. A fine combination of both huggy and punchy, "Stokies" manages to not have one overshadow the other. Stokies has ran different shows and specializes in making unconventional comedy shows that people can enjoy without being cheesy. He wants you to know that if you appreciate the realness in his humor to let him know, and give him a hug.
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Chris Gorbos

Chris Gorbos is a standup and improviser living in Los Angeles. He is co-owner of The Westside Comedy Theater and produces the Westside's marquee weekly standup show "The Saturday Show". In addition to standup Chris performs with the IO West house team "Wheelhouse" as well as every Thursday at the Westside with "The Grind" Chris originally is from Bethlehem PA, went to school in Chicago, and toured for 3 years with Campus Activities Magazine... Read More →
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Christopher John

Christopher John is America's favorite (only) Gypsy comedian. He is a bit of an odd duck, what with his off-color jokes, unusual appearance, and corkscrew penis. Known for his lack of both inhibition and hair, Christopher's comedy is somewhere between a Steven Wright audition reel and a manifesto taped in a cabin. But thankfully, he rarely bombs. | | Christopher appears on shows across California. He was in the Savage Henry Comedy Festival... Read More →
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Ify Nwadiwe

Ify Nwadiwe is a comedian based out of Los Angeles. Currently, Ify writes for @Midnight on Comedy Central and performs comedy White Women at UCB and stand up all over Los Angeles. He's been on "Workaholics," “Key & Peele,” and "Comedy Bang Bang."
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Joey Avery

Joey Avery is a standup comedian rising quickly in the San Francisco comedy scene. He received the Jimmy Gunn award for Best Newcomer to the Bay Area comedy scene in 2014, top 10 video status on Reddit, and has been recognized with top 3 finishes in the 2014 Walk the Plank Comedy Competition, the 2015 Make Me Laugh San Francisco Competition, and the 2015 Rooster T Feathers Comedy Competition.
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Katie Nguyen

Katie Nguyen is a Portland-based comedian. She writes and performs stand-up, improv, and sketch comedy, and is an ensemble member at the Brody Theater. Katie also writes and performs with the group Vestivus.
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Richard Sarvate

Although his last name was turned Mexican during an immigration debacle, Richard Sarvate is Indian. His act is tastefully absurd and ranges from silly imaginings about taquerias serving fortune churros to deep and introspective subjects like his mother’s schizophrenia. He does quirky observations, impressions, and surreal one-man sketches such as "Man with Kazoo Steals Beethoven’s Music" and an Indian version of “La Cucaracha.” Richard... Read More →
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Sara June

Sara June is an Austin comedian who has performed at Hell Yes Fest and the San Francisco Comedy Competition. Her sketch videos have been hailed as "gay," "very gay" and "not funny" by over a million YouTube viewers.



Saturday January 16, 2016 10:15pm - 11:45pm
Brava Studio Theater 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:30pm

Rooftop Comedy Showcase: Ian Abramson, Mac Blake, Nicole Calasich, Saurin Choksi, Bryan Cook and Dave Thomason, Hosted by Katie Compa
Rooftop Comedy and SF Sketchfest present six Saturday showcases rounding up some of the best up and coming stand up comics in the nation! $15 All Ages

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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Dave Thomason

Dave Thomason is a comedian, writer, and sweetheart living in Los Angeles. He has appeared on Adam Devine’s House Party on Comedy Central, and the popular Stand-Up Cluster episode of the Nerdist podcast. Comedy website Splitsider recently named Dave as one of "The Top Up-and-Coming Comics in Los Angeles."
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Ian Abramson

Ian Abramson is from Moreno Valley, California, where he learned to walk, read, and drive, but not in that order. He studied theater at California State University Channel Islands, which isn’t on an island, but has been converted from an old mental hospital, so it’s isolated in its own way. While at school, he took as many performance and writing classes as he could and after trying stand-up at a couple of campus open mics, he decided... Read More →
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Katie Compa

Growing up an ugly duckling outside Washington, D.C., Katie Compa developed a biting sense of humor as a highly effective defense mechanism. Now, she uses it to write and perform comedy. | | Equal parts sassy, smart, and sarcastic, Katie’s mile-a-minute delivery and critical, reasoned point of view crack up audiences worldwide. Katie cut her teeth in the Bay Area comedy scene, and is now based in New York City. She has been featured in the... Read More →
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Mac Blake

Mac Blake comes from the bearded streets of Austin, TX. He’s performed at the New Faces of Comedy Showcase at Just for Laughs Montreal, SXSW Comedy, Bridgetown Comedy festival, the Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival, Funny or Die’s Oddball Festival, and more. In 2013, he won the Funniest Person in Austin contest. Mac is a regular performer at ColdTowne Theater, one of the producers of the Austin Sketch Festival, and has a dumb Twitter... Read More →
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Nicole Calasich

Nicole Calasich is a comedian based in San Francisco. She performs regularly at major clubs and intimate rooms including the SF Punchline, Cobb’s, Lost Weekend Video, and Doc's Lab. Her humor is big words smartcool and her penchant for incisive audience rapport is the dumbest. She performs all over the country and has opened for greats like Iliza Shlesinger and Myq Kaplan. Nicole produces three shows: Attractive Camp, Brave New Jokes, and... Read More →
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Saurin Choksi

Saurin Choksi is a stand up comic performing in New York City. He is the co-host of Fuse TV’s late night pop culture talk show, White Guy Talk Show. | | In 2014 he took first place at the prestigious Boston Comedy Festival. Choksi has performed at top comedy venues all over the nation, including Carolines, The Laugh Factory and The Comedy Attic. His stand up has been featured on Fox TV and Sirius/XM Radio. He a proud alumni of the nation's... Read More →



Saturday January 16, 2016 10:30pm - 11:45pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

10:30pm

Fresh Out with Emily Heller and Adam Conover with guests Solomon Georgio, Caitlin Gill, Bobcat Goldthwait, Jim Tews and Liza Treyger
Emily Heller ("Conan," "Ground Floor") and Adam Conover ("Adam Ruins Everything," CollegeHumor) bring their long-running standup showcase to SF Sketchfest! UCB's only bicoastal standup show, Fresh Out features the freshest comics in the country.

From heavy hitters like past guests Zach Galifianakis, John Mulaney, Jim Gaffigan, David Cross, Mike Birbiglia, and Janeane Garofalo, to the best of Los Angeles' up-and-coming comics, we bring you the best! $22 All Ages

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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Bobcat Goldthwait

Over the past several months, Bobcat has been on the creative fast track. As one of the most recognizable comedians in show business, Goldthwait unleashed his one of a kind brand of comedy in his new Showtime one hour special entitled “You Don’t Look the Same Either.” The new stand-up special features riffs on politics, divorce, going broke, and his career as a director of film and TV. The genre-defying "Police Academy" alum returns with... Read More →
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Caitlin Gill

People are talking about Caitlin Gill. Most of what they’re saying has to do with how funny she is. Caitlin has performed on the Oddball Comedy Tour, the Outside Lands Festival, SF Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, the Vancouver Global Comedy Fest and in some of the best comedy clubs in the nation. Her writing has been featured in The New York Times, she was featured her as one of the 7 Comics Rocking the Local Scene in 7x7 Magazine and... Read More →
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Emily Heller

Emily Heller is a comedian and writer who likes you very much. You may have seen her once or twice on Conan, on the third season of John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show on Comedy Central, or as one of the New Faces at the 2012 Montreal Just For Laughs Festival. She has been named a Comic to Watch by both Variety and Comedy Central. She is the creator and star of the Above Average series The Future. She served as a writer on the FOX... Read More →
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Jim Tews

Jim Tews is a comic, writer and director out of New York City. He was one of 2011’s New Faces at Just For Laughs Montreal, has performed in the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, and SF Sketch Fest. Jim created the HBO Labs’ web series “The Opener,” and recently directed a feature length documentary about Cleveland’s independent comedy scene called “Make Fun.” He is trying to get on TV before his high... Read More →
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Liza Treyger

Liza Treyger is a Chicago-bred standup comic who now resides in NYC. She really misses alleys, her favorite bartenders, and her Russian parents. Liza’s Half Hour and first album will be released by Comedy Central in August 2015. She recently performed at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and has appeared on "Adam Devine's House Party" on Comedy Central, "Chelsea Lately" and is a cast member on MTV2's "Joking Off." She was thrilled to... 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 →



Saturday January 16, 2016 10:30pm - 11:59pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

10:30pm

Craig Robinson, with Janine Brito, Hosted by Steve Ausburne (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

Come experience a night of comedy and music that could only come from the mind and talents of Mr. Craig Robinson ("The Office," "Hot Tub Time Machine") in this one-show-only event at Cobb’s. Born and raised in Chicago, Craig studied at revered theatre and school The Second City, mastering improvisation while also developing serious stand-up chops. He has also successfully incorporated his considerable musical prowess into solo work (which will be in full effect at SF Sketchfest) as well as bands such as his duo with Jerry Minor, L. Witherspoon & Chucky and his current band The Nasty Delicious. With opening sets from Janine Brito ("Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell") and host Steve Ausburne. $25 All Ages

Performers
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Craig Robinson

Born and raised in Chicago, Craig studied at revered theatre and school The Second City, mastering improvisation while also developing serious stand-up chops. He has also successfully incorporated his considerable musical prowess into solo work (which will be in full effect at SF Sketchfest) as well as bands such as his duo with Jerry Minor, L. Witherspoon & Chucky and his current band The Nasty Delicious. He has appeared in numerous films... Read More →
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Janine Brito

JANINE BRITO started doing standup comedy in St. Louis and has performed at clubs and theaters throughout the US and Hong Kong. She is the winner of the 2009 SF Women's Comedy Competition, and recipient of Rooftop Comedy's 2010 Silver Nail Award. Praised by 7x7 Magazine as "one of SF's more daring voices" and one of "the 7 funniest people in town," she was named the 2011 “Best Comedian with a Message” by the East Bay Express. | | Brito... Read More →
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Steve Ausburne

Steve Ausburne’s comedy career started with MC/Host work for friends with bands. His first attempt at actual stand up ended with him getting a lifetime ban from a church in Grant’s Pass, Oregon – so a pretty successful start.  Since then, Steve has embraced the stage as a place to present a spoken word memoir of all the embarrassing life moments that lurk in a place that only stand up or therapy sessions can reveal... Read More →



Saturday January 16, 2016 10:30pm - Sunday January 17, 2016 12:00am
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

11:00pm

PianoFight Showcase: Cardinal Redbird, Stevedore and Streisand and Friends, Hosted by Brett Druck
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 All Ages

Performers
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Brett Druck

"Druck looks every inch the laidback Jack Johnson of stand up comedy — until he opens his mouth and short, one-line bursts of observational humor spill out with merciless, straight-faced speed." | | The Charelston City Paper | | Brett Druck is concentrated funny, a straight shot of razor sharp wit and pointed comedy. He has been featured in TBS's Just for Laughs Chicago, as a finalist in The Andy Kaufman Award, Magners Comedy Festival... Read More →
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Cardinal Redbird

Cardinal Redbird is a house Harold Team from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. With a priority on energy and fun, CRB will blow your brains with our stylish scenework. We're eight best friends doing improv together!
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Nicole Conlan

Nicole Conlan is a Brooklyn-based comic originally from Denver. She's a writer for the Upright Citizens Brigade and a video producer and host for Gawker's automotive site Jalopnik, following stints at Sports Illustrated and SB Nation. Nicole has appeared at Crom Comedy Festival, Hell Yes Fest, the Boston Comedy Arts Festival and the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival. She hosts a monthly show in Brooklyn at Muchmore's. Internet reviewers have... Read More →
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Stevedore

Nicole Conlan (Gawker, UCB) and Rollie Williams (Fusion TV, Upworthy) grew up two blocks away from each other in Colorado. Now they can be seen performing around New York -- and occasionally in Denver -- as Stevedore Comedy. Nicole and Rollie have appeared at the Del Close Marathon, Hell Yes Fest, Boston Comedy Arts Festival, Denver Improv Festival, North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, SteelStacks Improv Festival, and the Hartford Improv... Read More →
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Streisand & Friends

Streisand & Friends are a high energy, silly humored sketch group formed in NY and currently perform all over LA. They've had sketch show runs at UCB, Comedy Central Stages and Off-Broadway. This group holds the record for most wins at iO West's Sketch Cage Matches, headlined the LA Written Comedy Festival and LA Sketch Festival, and have had sketches featured on CollegeHumor, Laughing Squid, FunnyOrDie, and many more.



Saturday January 16, 2016 11:00pm - Sunday January 17, 2016 12:30am
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Sunday, January 17
 

10:00am

Storytelling Skills: Wow Your Crowd Workshop with Kevin Allison, founder of RISK!
Storytelling Skills: Wow Your Crowd 
Kevin Allison, Founder of RISK! and The Story Studio

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 All Ages

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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 cinema studies at The... Read More →



Sunday January 17, 2016 10:00am - 1:00pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

2:00pm

A Conversation with Noel Fielding and Bobcat Goldthwait
Noel Fielding will sit down with his friend Bobcat Goldthwait to talk about life, comedy and more, including discussing Noel's upcoming "An Evening with Noel Fielding" tour, hitting the Regency Ballroom on April 5-6, 2016.

A comedian, actor, artist and musician, Noel Fielding’s surrealist comedy and Rock & Roll style is utterly unique: Monty Python meets David Bowie. His shows are complete art pieces blending all of his influences - stand-up, characters, art and music - in fully-realized productions of his imagination.

Fielding rose to worldwide stardom as one half of "The Mighty Boosh," a multi-award winning comedy duo whose three season run on BBC TV was revered by critics and fans alike, leading to worldwide tours and arena tours in the U.K. NME called the Boosh, “the funniest comedy double act in Britain.”

Last year Fielding was a surprise guest performing on stage with Monty Python at one of their O2 Arena shows. For the past four years, Fielding has been a team captain on the legendary BBC TV show, "Nevermind The Buzzcocks," and he starred in his own TV series, "Luxury Comedy," which ran for two seasons in 2012 and 2014. Half live action, half animated, the series was described by The Independent as “inescapably whimsical,” and by The Guardian as “a neo-psychadelic riot of mirth.”
$25 All Ages

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Bobcat Goldthwait

Over the past several months, Bobcat has been on the creative fast track. As one of the most recognizable comedians in show business, Goldthwait unleashed his one of a kind brand of comedy in his new Showtime one hour special entitled “You Don’t Look the Same Either.” The new stand-up special features riffs on politics, divorce, going broke, and his career as a director of film and TV. The genre-defying "Police Academy" alum returns with... Read More →