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Saturday, January 9
 

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
avatar for Ben Acker

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... Read More →
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... Read More →
avatar for Busy Philipps

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... Read More →
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... Read More →
avatar for Hal Lublin

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... Read More →
avatar for Marc Evan Jackson

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... Read More →
avatar for Mark Gagliardi

Mark Gagliardi

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

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... 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... Read More →



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

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
avatar for Ben Acker

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... Read More →
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... Read More →
avatar for Busy Philipps

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... Read More →
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... Read More →
avatar for Hal Lublin

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... Read More →
avatar for Marc Evan Jackson

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... Read More →
avatar for Mark Gagliardi

Mark Gagliardi

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

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... 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... Read More →



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

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

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... Read More →
avatar for Busy Philipps

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... Read More →
avatar for John Hodgman

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... Read More →
avatar for John Ross Bowie

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.
avatar for Joshua Malina

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... Read More →



Sunday January 10, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
 
Saturday, January 16
 

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
avatar for Dayle Reyfel

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... Read More →
avatar for Eugene Pack

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... Read More →
avatar for Jon Heder

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... Read More →
avatar for Laraine Newman

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... Read More →
avatar for Michael Urie

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... Read More →
avatar for Pamela Adlon

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... Read More →
avatar for Ricki Lake

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... Read More →
avatar for Scott Adsit

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... Read More →



Saturday January 16, 2016 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
 
Sunday, January 17
 

2:00pm

Celebrity Autobiography: The Hollywood 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 Hollywood Edition which covers celeb 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
avatar for Dayle Reyfel

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... Read More →
avatar for Eugene Pack

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... Read More →
avatar for Jon Heder

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... Read More →
avatar for Laraine Newman

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... Read More →
avatar for Michael Urie

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... Read More →
avatar for Pamela Adlon

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... Read More →
avatar for Ricki Lake

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... Read More →
avatar for Scott Adsit

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... Read More →



 
Saturday, January 23
 

11:59pm

First Comes Love with Kyle Ayers and guests Farah Brook, Nicole Conlan, Grant Gordon, Mary Houlihan, Aparna Nancherla, John F. O'Donnell, Dan Perlman and Jason Saenz
A few years ago, comedian and bored drunk Kyle Ayers decided to post a fake job on Craigslist, out of pure curiousity. He put an ad up, claiming to be a producer for a very prominant adult film (porn) company. "Send me your best three to four page porn script. I want to find the 'next big thing in adult film writing.' And make it weird."

He wasn't sure what to expect, but he certainly didn't expect the flood of responses. Over 1,000 responses in just under a week. Musicals, movie spoofs, personal experiences put down on pages, sex toys you've never even heard of, everything. Over a thousand scripts and (still!) growing. After a while, Kyle decided it was time to do something with these scripts.

Using the talents of some of the best comedians around (and willing members of the audience!), First Comes Love honors these aspiring porn writers by acting these scripts out, live on stage. Word for word, line for line, typo for typo, comedians, actors, and audience members pay tribute through performance, and get really, really weird. Props, costumes, everything that would make up a bad high school theater production.

First Comes Love has been featured in the Brooklyn Comedy Festival, the NerdMelt Showroom in Los Angeles, and has been standing room only for all of its shows. A show on the rise, it has big things planned moving forward. $20 All Ages

Performers
avatar for Aparna Nancherla

Aparna Nancherla

Aparna Nancherla has an intimidating name, but don't be scared! In fact, she's quite approachable onstage, from a heckler's perspective. She enjoys seeing the world through awkward contact lenses. Her maiden chuckle voyage took off in Washington D.C. (it's all about the Washingtons... Read More →
avatar for Dan Perlman

Dan Perlman

Dan Perlman is a stand-up comedian and writer from NYC. He is a regular at Stand Up NY and Comic Strip Live, as well as alternative rooms like Knitting Factory, Bar Matchless, and UCB East. Dan co-founded, writes, and stars in the popular web series, Moderately Funny. Dan co-created... Read More →
avatar for Farah Brook

Farah Brook

Farah Brook hopes to heal you through the art form of stand up comedy. She is a regular guest on FOX's Red Eye w/ Tom Shillue and performs every night at major venues across New York City. Farah’s YouTube video "Kiss Me NYC" went viral in April and has been viewed almost 5 million... Read More →
avatar for Grant Gordon

Grant Gordon

Grant Gordon is a New York comic. His style has been described by peers as "Alt-Catskills;" this cerebral yet familiar approach makes his act equally effective in both clubs and alternative venues in NY and across the country. This year he was honored to be selected for the Laughing... Read More →
avatar for Jason Saenz

Jason Saenz

The NY Post calls Jason Saenz "the new poster boy for Brooklyn comedy". He was a New Face at the 2014 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, made his TV debut on AXS TV's "Gotham Comedy Live", "Friends of The People" on truTV and as an "Hoot The Owl" on Barry Rothbart's Comedy Central... Read More →
avatar for John F. O'Donnell

John F. O'Donnell

John F. O'Donnell is currently a 'Political Correspondent' on the comedy news television program 'Redacted Tonight' on RT America. According to the Comedy Central Insider, "John F. O'Donnell is one of the more explosive comics in New York City. On stage, he's like a tightly capped... Read More →
avatar for Kyle Ayers

Kyle Ayers

Kyle Ayers is a comedian, writer, actor, and all of that sort, living in New York City, by way of his hometown near Kansas City, Missouri. He brings his satirical look at growing up in the small town to the big city, with a unique viewpoint on his generation, our childhoods, and daily... Read More →
avatar for Mary Houlihan

Mary Houlihan

Mary Houlihan is a Brooklyn-based comedian and graduate of San Francisco Art Institute. She co-created “Cartoon Monsoon,” a live sketch, character, and animation show that runs at the Annoyance Theatre, and recently performed her one-woman show “Live ‘N’ Good” at Union... Read More →
avatar for Nicole Conlan

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... Read More →



Saturday January 23, 2016 11:59pm - Sunday January 24, 2016 1:30am
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111