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Thursday, January 16 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm
NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences

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SF Sketchfest is back for NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences, an amazing night of comedy, science, eating and drinking for adults over 21! This year's event includes Paul F. Tompkins Hogs The Covers, a set of songs and comedy;  THE MADS: Frank Conniff and Trace Beaulieu ("Mystery Science Theater 3000"), riffing film shorts in the Planetarium; Fake Docent tours of the aquarium with The Norwegians of Comedy; Comedy Psychos with Leiroy Abueg, Steven Briggs, K. Cheng, Arthur Gaus, Alex Hooper and Alyssa Westerlund; This Week in Science Podcast; and Stand-up from Vince Caldera, Andrea Coleman, Geulah Finman, John Hastings, Janine Hogan, LeMaire Lee, Ian Levy, Clay Newman, Andrew Orolfo, Aviva Siegel, Florentina Tanase, Armando Torres and more! Note: Limited capacity at each show—arrive early! ($13.75 - $25, 21+)

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Alex Hooper

Alex Hooper is a stand-up comedian, actor and professional roaster. He delights crowds by blending dark humor with silly positivity. His joke writing is clever and fearless. Onstage he bursts with energy. Alex shines just like his sparkly wardrobe. He’s headlined clubs all over... Read More →
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Alyssa Westerlund

High-energy dynamo Alyssa Westerlund is widely recognized as one of the funniest people in the Bay Area. Her sweet, innocent looks belie her wicked sense of humor and spot-on delivery. She inspires women and melts men, like toy soldiers in the microwave.No topic is off-limits, no... Read More →
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Andrea Coleman

Andrea Coleman is a Brooklyn based writer, performer and lawyer originally from Virginia. She writes sketch comedy, stand up comedy, screenplays and stage plays. Her Medium articles have been viewed online over 450 thousand times. She's been featured in The New York Times twice, TimeOut... Read More →
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Andrew Orolfo

Filipino American, Andrew Orolfo has been named one of the country’s "top knot" comedians by... don't even ask, just go with it. An established staple in San Francisco comedy, he has been featured in SF Sketchfest, Limestone Comedy Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival and Comedy... Read More →
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Armando Torres

Armando Torres is a Los Angeles based comedian, actor, writer, and podcaster. With a goofy grin, and an even goofier haircut, he uses his childish outlook on life to have you laughing with, or at, him.​Armando has performed in clubs, venues, and festivals across the country. He's... Read More →
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Arthur Gaus

Arthur Gaus is a standup comic based out of San Francisco where he is a popular local fixture at the Punchline and Cobb's. Over the better part of 20 years he has performed at glorious comedy clubs, beautiful theaters, hip underground venues and crappy casinos all over the country... Read More →
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Aviva Siegel

Aviva is a stand-up comic by day, and a stand-up comic by night. Her jokes are silly (clown horn sound) yet personal (awooga), and she really just wants to have fun up there.She’s been nominated as one of the “Best Comedians in the Bay” by the East Bay Express, and owns a “Best... Read More →
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Clay Newman

This joke slinging rabble rouser has been delighting audiences for years with his tales of life, love, and all that other crap that fills up our days. While he is based in San Francisco, Clay can be seen as far as his little Camry will take him; recently headlining shows in such exotic... Read More →
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Florentina Tanase

Florentina Tanase is a Bay Area stand up comedian, born in Romania and raised on dad jokes. Florentina started performing in 2015 and has since performed at Cobb's Comedy, The Punchline, The World Famous Comedy Store and Poland. She’s earned a spot on the Road to Funny Co-Finals... Read More →
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Frank Conniff

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

Geulah Finman is a tall, dark and handsome queerdo. She is native to Detroit and recently moved to San Francisco where she performs and produces shows across The Bay Area. Her comedy style has been described as confidently conversational, ridiculously revelatory and slightly satirical... Read More →
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Ian Levy

Out of all the comedians in the Bay Area Ian Levy is the best--according to his mother. According to everyone else, his mother should "mind her own business." He loves performing in his hometown, Sacramento, because his mom makes him vegetarian shepherds pie.
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Janine Hogan

Janine is a writer/performer most known for her comedic live-looping beatboxing performances. She’s worked on "Drop the Mic" (TBS) and "The Substitute" (Nickelodeon) . Janine has also performed at festivals around the country including the Women in Comedy Festival in Boston and... Read More →
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John Hastings

John has been performing standup since 2006. He has won the Montreal Comedy Festival Home-grown Comedy Competition has been called “one to watch” by the Comedy Network and was the one of the only Canadian finalist of the San Francisco Comedy Competition and the youngest comedian... Read More →
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K. Cheng

K. Cheng has appeared at the Comedy Cellar, the Comedy Store, and Gotham’s Comedy Club… not to perform, he’s just appeared there.He has, however, performed at the San Francisco Comedy Day, Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), the Punchline (SF), and the Novo (LA). He produces Joke... Read More →
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Leiroy Abueg

Leiroy Abueg is a the creator of the hit stand up comedy show, Comedy Psychos. In the spirit of his show Comedy Psychos, Leiroy is known to go against the grain to bring comedy anywhere and everywhere. His "head first" style of comedy allows him to thrive in chaotic environments--whether... Read More →
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LeMaire Lee

LeMaire Lee tries to explain black stuff to white people. Alt-Black Podcast on Spotify.
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Paul F. Tompkins

Paul F. Tompkins is a comedian and actor. He stars as Dean Rosedragon on Seeso’s "Bajillion Dollar Propertie$" as well as providing the voice of Mr. Peanutbutter for the Netflix animated series "Bojack Horseman."He hosts the podcast "Spontaneanation "on the Earwolf network as well... Read More →
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Steven Briggs

Steven Briggs has a unique, high-energy style of comedy that keeps his audiences on their toes. His amusing anecdotes are enhanced by his use of sound effects, act outs and characters. He has been seen on TruTV's "Laff Tracks," Hulu's "Coming to the Stage," "Jokesters TV" on the CW... Read More →
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This Week In Science

What is Happening This Week in Science? Find out with TWIS - The Kickass Science and Technology Show!What IS happening this week in science??? It’s often hard to keep up with the pace of new discoveries. But, that’s where the This Week in Science (TWIS) podcast comes in! Prepare... Read More →
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Trace Beaulieu

Trace Beaulieu is a comic actor, writer, and performer. He was a founding member of the Emmy-nominated, Peabody Award-winning, cult hit show, "Mystery Science Theater 3000." In addition to writing, occasionally directing, designing and building sets and props, Trace performed the... Read More →
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Vince Caldera

Vince Caldera is a Los Angeles native, born to a teenage mother and a gangster father in Glassell Park (Very Cool)!Vince started his pursuit of stand-up at the tender age of sixteen. Now 23, Vince works hard to make a name for himself, performing at comedy mainstays around Los Angeles... Read More →

Thursday January 16, 2020 6:00pm - 10:00pm PST
California Academy of Sciences