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Thursday, January 9
 

7:30pm

Spotlight: World Premiere of Netflix Original Series "Medical Police"
Join us for a World Premiere screening and panel for the new Netflix Original Series "Medical Police," with the cast and creators, including Rob Huebel, Erinn Hayes, Sarayu Blue, David Wain, Jonathan Stern and Krister Johnson, moderated by Beth Lisick.

From the inimitable team behind "Childrens Hospital," "Medical Police" follows two American physicians (Erinn Hayes and Rob Huebel) stationed at a pediatric hospital in São Paulo, Brazil who unwittingly discover a civilization-threatening virus. They're soon recruited as secret government agents and find themselves in a race against time to find a cure, all the while uncovering a dark conspiracy at the center of the outbreak. Building on the legacy of its predecessor "Childrens Hospital," "Medical Police" triples as an action-packed thriller, a mystery-wrapped love story and, ultimately, a globetrotting comedy series.

"Medical Police" stars Erinn Hayes, Rob Huebel, Sarayu Blue, Rob Corddry, Henry Winkler, Malin Akerman, Ken Marino and Lake Bell. Jason Schwartzman and Fred Melamed, among others, guest star. Co-creators Krister Johnson, Rob Corddry, Jonathan Stern and David Wain serve as executive producers and writers, respectively.
($45 Orchestra, $35 Balcony, All Ages)

Artists
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Beth Lisick

Beth Lisick is a writer and actor from the San Francisco Bay Area, currently living in Brooklyn. She is the author of six books, including the New York Times bestseller "Everybody Into the Pool" and the novel "Edie on the Green Screen" (out 3/26/20). She is also co-founder of the... Read More →
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David Wain

David Wain is a director, writer, actor and comedian. He has directed six feature films, the most recent being the Sundance hit "A Futile and Stupid Gesture" (starring Will Forte, Domhnall Gleeson & Emmy Rossum) which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival (and on Netflix) last year... Read More →
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Erinn Hayes

Erinn Hayes most recently wrapped the highly anticipated film "Bill & Ted Face The Music,"  also starring Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter. Hayes stars as “Princess Elizabeth," wife to Keanu Reeves’ character. This marks the third installment of the franchise and is anticipated for... Read More →
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Jonathan Stern

Jonathan Stern is as an executive producer or co -creator of over 17 series since founding his production company, Abominable Pictures, in Los Angeles in 2006. Abominable Pictures is a production company that develops and produces comedic content for multi-digital platforms, television... Read More →
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Krister Johnson

Krister Johnson is an Emmy Award-winning writer, producer and performer. He is a Co-Creator and Executive Producer of "Medical Police," a new comedy series debuting on Netflix in 2020. He’s also written for "I’m Sorry" (TruTV), "Wet Hot American Summer" (Netflix), and "Another... Read More →
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Rob Huebel

Actor, writer, and comedian Rob Huebel has made a name for himself in the television and film worlds. He is known for his role as Dr. Owen Maestro on Adult Swim’s award-winning series, "Childrens Hospital," for which he earned an Emmy nomination. He’ll be returning for Netflix’s... Read More →
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Sarayu Blue

Sarayu Blue is best known for starring as Emet in the female-driven NBC comedy,"I Feel Bad," produced by Amy Poehler. Since then, she wrapped the upcoming second and third installments of the popular Netflix film series, "To All The Boys I've Loved Before." Prior to that, and still... Read More →



8:00pm

The Patdown Podcast with Ms. Pat
After appearing on podcasts by Joe Rogan, Marc Maron, Tom Segura, Bert Kreischer, Joey Diaz, and Ari Shaffir, comedian Ms. Pat has decided to branch out on her own and create a truly unique and hilarious podcast. With her co-hosts Deon Curry and Chris Spangle, friends, and family, she dives into topics from backside meatballs to race. With their unique perspectives, the crew of "The Patdown with Ms. Pat" will make you laugh, think, and appreciate life a little differently. ($45 Reserved Front Row Seating, $35 Reserved Premium Seating, $25 General Admission, 18+)

Artists
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Chris Spangle

Chris Spangle is a fifteen year veteran of radio and media. He co-hosts the "Patdown Podcast" with Ms. Pat and Deon Curry, hosts the "We Are Libertarian" podcast and works for a nationally syndicated morning radio show. His twitter is @chrisspangle.
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Deon Curry

At the age of 4 Deon Curry told his dad he wanted to be a brain surgeon, and then he cut his finger and passed out at the sight of his own blood. When he came to his dad was still laughing and it was then he knew comedy was his future. He has performed in the Boston Comedy Festival... Read More →
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Ms. Pat

Declared by The Washington Post as “unforgiving and darkly hilarious,” and The New York Times as “brutally honest and outrageous,” Patricia Williams (aka Ms. Pat) is a comedian, author, podcaster, and actress who brings a raw, in your face, and hilarious perspective to her... Read More →



Thursday January 9, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

8:00pm

Maria Bamford
SF Sketchfest is delighted to open its Nineteenth Annual Festival with a performance by one of comedy's best and brightest. For years, Maria Bamford has been bringing audiences her hilarious, brave, strange and wonderful standup, while also co-creating and starring in the semi-autobiographical Netflix comedy series "Lady Dynamite" and the cult hit web series "The Maria Bamford Show." From "Comedy Central Presents" and "The Comedians of Comedy (with Brian Posehn, Patton Oswalt and Zach Galifianakis)" to "Maria Bamford: the special special special" and "Old Baby," Maria's specials consistently garner critical and popular acclaim. She also manages to do a prolific amount of additional television and voice work, and shows no sign of slowing down!

Josie Long is one of the most respected comedians of her generation. She started stand-up at age 14 and soon after went on to win the BBC New Comedy Award. Josie has appeared on multiple TV and Radio shows, including the UK programs "The News Quiz," "Just A Minute," "Never Mind the Buzzcocks," "The Alternative Comedy Experience," "Skins," "8 out of 10 Cats," "Drunk History," "Russell Howard’s Stand-Up Central," and "Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls," as well as Australia’s "Thank God You’re Here," and Comedy Central’s "@midnight" and "Night Train with Wyatt Cenac" and "Hidden America" in the US. ($49 Orchestra - Front, $39 Orchestra - Side/Rear, $29 Balcony, All Ages)

Artists
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Josie Long

Josie Long is one of the most respected comedians of her generation. She started stand-up at age 14 and soon after went on to win the BBC New Comedy Award. Josie has appeared on multiple TV and Radio shows, including the UK programs "The News Quiz," "Just A Minute," "Never Mind the... Read More →
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Maria Bamford

Maria Bamford stars in the semi-autobiographical Netflix comedy series "Lady Dynamite," created by Mitch Hurwitz ("Arrested Development") and Pam Brady ("South Park"). Maria is also the creator and star of "Maria Bamford: the special special special" and of the cult hit web series... Read More →



Thursday January 9, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

8:00pm

SF Sketchfest Threesome: Hannah Einbinder, Matty Ryan, and Jes Tom
Three great comics, Hannah Einbinder, Matty Ryan and Jes Tom combine forces for this delightful night of stand-up, hosted by Liz Stone! ($24, 18+)

Artists
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Hannah Einbinder

Hannah Einbinder is a comedian from Los Angeles, California who was just selected as a New Face at the Just for Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival . She participated in 2019’s SF Sketchfest, has been published in Flaunt Magazine, and was named in The Comedy Bureau’s “100 Best Things... Read More →
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Jes Tom

Jes Tom (they/them) is a New York based actor, writer, and weird queer stand up comic, gleefully providing the nonbinary queer Asian American radical cyborg perspective that everyone never knew they wanted. As a comic, Jes has shared stages with Awkwafina, Kate Bornstein, Aparna Nancherla... Read More →
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Liz Stone

Liz Stone performs throughout the country and is known for her personal stories of life, love, and embarrassing moments. She is a regular at the SF Punch Line, Cobbs Comedy Club, The Laugh Factory, Laughs Unlimited, Rooster T Feathers, and was selected to perform in the 44th Annual... Read More →
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Matty Ryan

Matty is a stand-up/actor/writer who was a New Face at the 2019 Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, and recently taped a set for Comedy Central’s “Stand Up Featuring.” Matty’s recent television credits include FOX’s “Empire”, Netflix’s “Soundtrack”, and NBC’s... Read More →



Thursday January 9, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
 
Friday, January 10
 

7:00pm

Carson Pinch, La Spazzatura and Physically Bold

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! ($18, All Ages)

Artists
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Carson Pinch

Carson Pinch is a multiple award-winning sketch comedian based in Toronto. He is the former Head Writer of the Canadian Comedy Award-winning legacy troupe The Sketchersons (Sunday Night Live), and has toured North America with his solo sketch comedy productions Carson Saves Sketchfest... Read More →
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Kate Robards

Kate Robards was recently hailed as “hilarious” by the Washington Post and described as having "wry wit" by the San Francisco Chronicle. Her three award-winning solo shows have toured the country and abroad including a seven week run of her show "Ain't That Rich" at The Marsh... Read More →
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La Spazzatura

La Spazzatura [Italian: (n) trash] is low brow opera, high brow improv. Based on a single suggestion from the audience, they perform comedic arias, duets, and perfectly executed recitative* accompanied by piano. They have performed at the West Coast Musical Improv Festival, San Diego... Read More →
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Physically Bold

Physically Bold is a New York-based longform improv ensemble that performs the Spokane. They are 2018 Upright Citizens Brigade Cage Match semifinalists and 2018 UCB Indie Cage Match finalists. They have toured throughout the country, performing at the Atlanta Improv Festival, Del... Read More →



7:30pm

Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist
After a hugely successful run in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Los Angeles and New York, "Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist" returns to the Bay Area for an encore after premiering in SF Sketchfest last year.

"Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist" stars "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and Instagram celebrity Tom Lenk as Tilda Swinton, a modern day Mary Poppins who finds a depressed gay man on Craigslist and insists on studying and dissecting his life to research her next big movie role.

British Theatre hails: "5-Stars... Clear why it has become such a cult hit… Hilarious, unforgettable performance by Tom Lenk… Quirky comedy tour de force that keeps the audience in fits of laughter.”

Three Weeks Edinburgh says: "5-Stars... A gem of a show that’s downright hysterical, this must be seen to be believed.”

And actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt tweeted: "Hilarious, clever, uplifting... highly recommend."

Other critics say: "Mad comedy genius.” -Michael Urie ("Ugly Betty")
"Fame and celebrity is brilliantly explored.” -Broadway World NY
"Delightful, hilarious, and moving!" -Angela Kinsey ("The Office")
“Hysterical… Played to perfection by Tom Lenk.” -Broadway World LA
“Run to the theatre.” -Edge Media Network
"Hysterically and surprisingly cathartic." - FrontMezzJunkies.com
"Hilarious... unforgettable, delightful experience." -StageBuddy.com
"Damn funny... drunk on laughter... masterful at comedy." -LavenderAfterDark
"Tilda de force... hysterically absurd... grinning ear to ear." -BoyCulture.com

Written by Byron Lane ("Last Will & Testicle").
Directed by Tom DeTrinis ("Bright Colors and Bold Patterns").
Starring: Tom Lenk ("Buffy The Vampire Slayer," "Rock of Ages" on Broadway), Byron Lane ("Last Will & Testicle"), Jayne Entwistle ("Feud: Bette and Joan"), Mark Jude Sullivan ("Pan Am").

"Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist" was originally directed by Tom DeTrinis and presented at Celebration Theatre in Los Angeles in 2017 produced by Jay Marcus, Nathan Frizzell, Tom Lenk, and Tom DeTrinis. ($45 Orchestra - Front, $35 Orchestra - Side/Rear, $25 Balcony, All Ages)

Artists
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Tom Lenk

Tom Lenk's Film & TV credits include HBO's "Room 104," "American Housewife," "Transparent,” "Fresh Off The Boat," “Good Girls Revolt,” “I Like You Just The Way I am," “Episodes,” “Witches of East End,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “House M.D.,” “Psych,” "Angel... Read More →



7:30pm

Kasper Hauser's 20th Anniversary Show / Charles
Beloved by audiences, lauded by critics, Kasper Hauser's fans include George Saunders and the late David Foster Wallace. They are the sketch comedy group known for their SkyMaul books, This American Life parodies and Nigerian Scammer letters. They almost never perform (like Van Halen). So get it together, get a babysitter and come on down!

A cerebral and imaginative duo originally from Seattle (now working in Los Angeles and New York) Charles is intelligent without sacrificing accessibility, seamlessly combining highbrow and lowbrow sensibilities into a brand of humor they call "unibrow". Charles has performed throughout North America and the UK, including performances at the San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, and Toronto Sketchfests; the Los Angeles Comedy Festival; the People’s Improv Theater New York; the Toronto, Victoria, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Edinburgh, and Hollywood Fringe Festivals; the UCB Los Angeles; the Groundlings Main Stage Los Angeles; and the Comedy Central Stage Hollywood. ($30 Orchestra, $25 Mezzanine, All Ages)

Artists
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Charles

A cerebral and imaginative duo originally from Seattle (now working in Los Angeles and New York) Charles is intelligent without sacrificing accessibility, seamlessly combining highbrow and lowbrow sensibilities into a brand of humor they call "unibrow".Charles has performed throughout... Read More →
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Kasper Hauser

Beloved by audiences, lauded by critics, Kasper Hauser's fans include George Saunders and the late David Foster Wallace. They are the sketch comedy group known for their "SkyMaul" books, "This American Life" parodies and Nigerian Scammer letters. They almost never perform (like Van... Read More →



Friday January 10, 2020 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:30pm

Jon Glaser is Coming to Town
Jon Glaser is an actor and writer who created, starred in, and co-wrote the TV shows “Delocated,” “Neon Joe Werewolf Hunter”, and “Jon Glaser Loves Gear.” You may or may not recognize him as Councilman Jamm from “Parks and Recreation” or Laird from “Girls.” Other TV credits include “Inside Amy Schumer,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” and “Wonder Showzen.” Film credits include “Trainwreck,” “Be Kind Rewind,” and “Pootie Tang.” Cartoon voice work includes “Bob's Burgers,” “Archer,” “Lucy: Daughter of the Devil,” “TV Funhouse,” and “Aqua Teen Hunger Force.” He appeared as Video Cowboy in the ESPN web series “Mayne Street,” and he created, wrote, directed and starred in a series of web shorts for Comedy Central called “Tiny Hands.”

As a writer and consultant, Glaser’s credits include “Inside Amy Schumer,” “Late Night with Conan O'Brien,” “The Dana Carvey Show,” and “Cheap Seats.” He has written several stories for The New York Times Magazine, and his writing has also appeared in ESPN The Magazine, The A.V. Club, and online for New York Magazine. His first book, My Dead Dad Was In ZZ Top, was published by Harper Perennial, and he wrote and directed the music video for Bob Mould’s “Star Machine.”($45 Reserved Front Row Seating, $35 Reserved Premium Seating, $30 General Admission, 18+)

Artists
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Jon Glaser

Jon Glaser is an actor and writer who created, starred in, and co-wrote the TV shows “Delocated,” “Neon Joe Werewolf Hunter”, and “Jon Glaser Loves Gear.” You may or may not recognize him as Councilman Jamm from “Parks and Recreation” or Laird from “Girls.” Other... Read More →



Friday January 10, 2020 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

7:30pm

Porchlight, a Storytelling Series

For the past seventeen years, Porchlight has been San Francisco's premier storytelling series. Each month, co-founders Beth Lisick and Arline Klatte invite six people to tell ten-minute true stories without using notes or memorization. Past storytellers include some of the area's most entertaining school bus drivers, mushroom hunters, politicians, socialites, sex workers, musicians, authors, systems analysts, and social workers. This is a partially seated show—arrive early for a seat. ($28, 21+)

Artists
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Arline Klatte

Arline Klatte is the co-host of the successful San Francisco-based storytelling show, Porchlight.
avatar for Beth Lisick

Beth Lisick

Beth Lisick is a writer and actor from the San Francisco Bay Area, currently living in Brooklyn. She is the author of six books, including the New York Times bestseller "Everybody Into the Pool" and the novel "Edie on the Green Screen" (out 3/26/20). She is also co-founder of the... 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... Read More →
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Bryan Safi

Bryan is the co-host and co-creator of the "Throwing Shade" podcast, live show and TV show. As an actor, you’ve seen him on shows like "Modern Family," "The Big Bang Theory," "Superstore," and as Charlie in the Will Ferrell/Kristen Wiig Lifetime original movie opus "A Deadly Adoption... Read More →
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Erinn Hayes

Erinn Hayes most recently wrapped the highly anticipated film "Bill & Ted Face The Music,"  also starring Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter. Hayes stars as “Princess Elizabeth," wife to Keanu Reeves’ character. This marks the third installment of the franchise and is anticipated for... Read More →
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Josh Gondelman

Josh Gondelman is a writer and comedian who incubated in Boston before moving to New York City, where he currently lives and works as a writer and producer for "Desus and Mero" on Showtime. Previously, he spent five years at "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver," where he earned two... Read More →
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Marc Capelle

Marc Capelle is a San Francisco native musician, composer, arranger, and producer.He’s played with 100’s of acts including Virgil Shaw, the Fresh & Onlys, Jason Lytle, American Music Club, Tommy Guerrero, Kelley Stoltz, Third Eye Blind, Margaret Cho, and quartet-style gospel pioneers... Read More →
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Marcella Arguello

Too lazy to shoot hoops and too tall to model, Marcella Arguello stands over 6 feet. Although she may be taller than most men, the only thing more intimidating than her height is her comedy. Marcella mixes a combination of genuine reason with a sexy suggestion of street. Deemed as... Read More →



Friday January 10, 2020 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94114

8:00pm

Pun-Off: A Musical About Pun Competitions

PUN-OFF: A Musical Inside the High-Stakes World of Pun Competitions
A new hour-long musical about, of all things, Pun Competitions (which, yes, are a real thing). And it’s also about grief and death! (Fun!)

Book by Joe Chandler (American Dad), Matthew Patrick Davis, and Zach Paez (Community, Gravity Falls)
Music & Lyrics by Matthew Patrick Davis
Directed & Choreographed by Kathryn Burns (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, 2x Emmy winner)

Cast:
Joe Chandler
Nate Clark
Matthew Patrick Davis
DarylJim Diaz
Madeleine Fraser
Gabe Greenspan
Henry Kaiser
Marie Lively
Muriel Montgomery
Meghan Parks
Joseph Porter

Artists
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DarylJim Diaz

DarylJim Diaz first started performing when he was a kid at his Filipino relatives' parties, singing on their karaoke machines! He dances hula when he visits the Big Island of Hawaii (where he is from)! DarylJim earned his BFA in Musical Theater at AMDA College and Conservatory of... Read More →
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Gabe Greenspan

Gabe Greenspan is one of those rare unicorns who actually grew up in LA. Throughout his formative college years, he toured with musical improv team, "Just Add Water," and continued his musical career all the way to UCB, where he was a member of the first ever musical mess hall team... Read More →
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Henry Kaiser

Henry Kaiser recently was in "Thrones! The Musical Parody" (@ The Hudson) where he performed 20 times as Jon Snow or Jorah Mormont depending on the night. He has performed and/or written over 40 musicals with "Quick and Funny Musicals" at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Off-broadway... Read More →
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Joe Chandler

Joe Chandler is a writer who is currently working as an executive producer at “American Dad!”  He regularly performs at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre with The Midnight Show. He has previously written for Fox’s animated adaptation of “Napoleon Dynamite” and ABC’s... Read More →
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Joseph Porter

Joseph Porter is a writer and actor from an island with no cars. Writing credits include DreamworksTV, CBS Diversity Showcase, and the UCB team "Tut". Acting credits include "CONAN," "Ugly Betty," "Wizards of Waverly Place," and a couple things he isn't proud of but he needed the... Read More →
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Kathryn Burns

Kathryn Burns, aka “Kat Burns,” is a 2 time Emmy winning choreographer, actress, dancer, and director.  She is the series choreographer for many TV shows including "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" (2016 Emmy winner for Outstanding Choreography), "Key & Peele," "Comedy Bang! Bang!," "Childrens... Read More →
avatar for Madeleine Fraser

Madeleine Fraser

Madeleine Fraser is an actor and singer from Los Angeles, California. She has studied and performed improv in many theatres including UCB, iO West, Pack Theatre, Annoyance, and ComedySportz. She was a contestant on Season 16 of NBC's "The Voice," is the lead singer of the band Jodi... Read More →
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Marie Lively

Marie Lively is a performer, writer and producer from Texas. After graduating from Emerson College in Boston, she moved to LA and immediately immersed herself in the world of long form improv. She has been a member of the UCBTLA community since 2009, performing in various shows including... Read More →
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Matthew Patrick Davis

Matthew Patrick Davis is a versatile actor/musician/composer. He has co-written, composed, and starred in musicals based on Jurassic Park, The Shining, The NeverEnding Story, The King of Kong; original musicals Pun-Off, 7th Grade: The Awkward Musical, One Night Stand; and his solo... Read More →
avatar for Meghan Parks

Meghan Parks

Meghan Parks is an LA born and raised comedic actress, writer and choreographer. You can see her at the UCB Theater LA every month for "Quick and Funny Musicals." Credits include "Superstore," "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," "THRONES! The Musical Parody," The Improv, The Comedy Store, SF SketchFest... Read More →
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Muriel Montgomery

Muriel is ecstatic to be performing Pun-Off as a part of San Francisco SketchFest! You can find Muriel performing original musicals with the cast of "Quick & Funny Musicals" at UCBLA in Los Angeles. You can also find her doing bits with her beloved improv team "KAREN "at The Ruby... Read More →
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Nate Clark

Nate Clark is a comedian, writer, and voice actor based in Los Angeles, where he is a regular performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade. He's performed sketch at the Groundlings theater (Sunday Co.), Riot LA, New York Musical Festival, and at theaters across the country. Recent writing... Read More →
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Zach Paez

Zach Paez is a television writer currently working at Cartoon Network.  His credits include NBC’s “Community” and Disney’s “Gravity Falls.” At the UCB he has written and performed for "The Midnight Show," "The Charlyne Yi Show," "Jurassic Park: The Musical," "The Shining... Read More →



Friday January 10, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm

Playing Games with Jimmy Pardo
From the producers of Never Not Funny, "Playing Games with Jimmy Pardo" is a funny and fast-paced pop culture trivia game show hosted by comedian and veteran game show host Jimmy Pardo ("National Lampoon's Funny Money," "Race to Escape"). Joined by celebrity guest co-host Oscar Nuñez for this SF Sketchfest show, Jimmy welcomes three contestants and puts them through their paces, testing their knowledge of movies, TV, music and headlines from the last five decades. The one who makes it to the final round will compete against our celebrity guest to win a fabulous grand prize, but the real prize is all the laughs delivered along the way! ($35 Premium Seating, $25 General Admission, All Ages)

Artists
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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... 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... Read More →
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Oscar Nunez

Oscar Nuñez 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 roles in movies like "The Proposal... Read More →



Friday January 10, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

Lakeview: Crowd Working for the Weekend with Kaseem Bentley
Comedian Kaseem Bentley has been a mainstay of the Bay Area comedy scene for years. On the heels of the release of his hilarious debut album, Lakeview, he’s taking his show on the road, bringing his knack for crowd work to rooms beyond the bay.

The SF Chronicle writes: “Bentley earns his largest laughs in spontaneous moments”. And it’s true. Kaseem has a knack for finding new and singular moments each time he performs whether its playfully skewering the top 1% at a show in one of SF’s elite private tech clubs or holding court for his people at The Rite Spot in The Mission.

Kaseem bars no holds and minces no words, speaking candidly about sensitive topics like race, religion and PC culture, but does so in a way that doesn’t come across as inflammatory or cruel. He skewers such subjects in an endearing and empathetic way, managing to win over even those in the audience that he mines for humor. ($18, All Ages)

Artists
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Kaseem Bentley

SF Native but currently residing in Los Angeles, Kaseem Bentley no-holds-barred style command's your attention in the most raucous room or empty back room. Kaseem has appeared on Comedy Central, Viceland, NBC SeeSo, Rooftop Comedy, and Nerdist. In additon he was a staff writer on... Read More →
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Mark Smalls

Mark Smalls is a stand up comedian, podcaster, and all around good guy. Born on the east coast but raised in the west, he smokes weed but is mad about it. In 2018 Mark placed 3rd in the 42nd Annual SF INTL comedy competition and performed in Comedy Centrals Clusterfest. In 2019 he... Read More →



Friday January 10, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Brava Cabaret 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

8:00pm

Man Haters

Oakland women & queer comedy phenomenon "Man Haters" was named Best Comedy Show by East Bay Express 2016 & 2017, was featured in SF Sketchfest, and made their TV debut on VICELAND's "Funny How?" Each month, Man Haters features the funniest women and queer comics from the Bay Area and beyond (plus one token queer dude). Queer comics of color Nori Reed and Dominique Gelin host the show every fourth Thursday at the historic White Horse in Oakland, California (21+ only, bring ID). Read more about us at manhaters.org This is a partially seated show—arrive early for a seat. ($22, 21+)

Artists
avatar for Allison Mick

Allison Mick

Allison Mick is a comedian or something who draws from her upbringing and personal experiences to address topics like race, gender, and serial killers. Allison is a contributing writer for The Hard Times, Macaulay Culkin’s BunnyEars.com, and has had work featured on HuffPo. She’s... Read More →
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Dominique Gelin

Dominique Gelin is a comedian and writer based in Oakland who enjoys offering strong opinions on stupid things, -isms, and jerks. It’s all very fascinating. She has performed at the All Jane Comedy Festival, Boston’s Women in Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, KQED, and others. When... Read More →
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Kirsten Kuppenbender

Kirsten Kuppenbender's comedy has been described as "observational, with bouts of off-the-cuff brilliance." As a host, she has been deemed quirky, bubble and "completely out of control" by guests and performers alike. You may have seen her in Bridgetown Comedy Festival, All Jane Festival... Read More →
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MK Paulsen

Originally from a small town in Texas, MK Paulsen is a comedian, musician, writer and performer based in a Los Angeles. In 2016 MK attained Internet fame with his viral blog “BurritoMakesThree.com” that featured newborn baby pictures of him with a Chipotle burrito.As a stand up... Read More →
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Nori Reed

Nori Reed isn’t just a comedian and writer based in Oakland, California. Nori is a lifestyle. In this year alone, Nori featured at SF Sketchfest, opened for Amy Poehler at Comedy Central’s Clusterfest, and performed at Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival. Recently, Nori was named... Read More →
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Shalewa Sharpe

Shalewa Sharpe tells jokes. She developed her sly yet goofy style in Atlanta, where she was raised. Currently based in Brooklyn, she has joked on so many shows, festivals, and podcasts that in 2017 Time Out NY labeled her a “local fixture.” She has joked on HBO’s “2 Dope Queens... Read More →



Friday January 10, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Cafe du Nord 2174 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94114

8:00pm

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Phil Hanley & Dina Hashem
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. ($25, 18+)

Artists
avatar for Dauood Naimyar

Dauood Naimyar

Born with a foreign name in an American country (America), Dauood Muhammad Naimyar learned the value of assimilating at a very young age. Because of this, he tried his best to not be different but failed at every encounter. Once he embraced his eccentric point of view, he saw the... Read More →
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Dina Hashem

Dina Hashem has been performing stand-up comedy since 2010, when she won First Place at the New Jersey Comedy Festival at Rutgers University. Dina’s style involves a subdued delivery with dark observations about her life and Arab-American upbringing. She was a competitor on Comedy... Read More →
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Phil Hanley

Originally from Vancouver, Phil Hanley is a stand-up, actor, and writer who's a regular at NYC’s renowned Comedy Cellar.  He has performed stand-up on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," "Late Night with Seth Meyers," "The Late Late Show," "The Pete Holmes Show," and "John... Read More →



8:00pm

Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Roadshow with Kevin Smith
Kevin Smith comes to YOUR town to show his latest and greatest motion picture, the star studded Jay and Silent Bob Reboot!

The New Jersey stoner icons who first hit the screen 25 years ago in CLERKS are back! When Jay and Silent Bob discover that Hollywood is rebooting an old movie based on them, the clueless duo embark on another cross-country mission to stop it all over again!
($35 - $65, All Ages)

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Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith has been saying silly cinematic shit since his first film “Clerks,” released way back in 1994. He had a heart attack and almost died last year but survived solely so he could direct his magnum opus, “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot.” A polygamist, he’s married to both... Read More →



Friday January 10, 2020 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Fox Theater 1807 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612

9:00pm

The Ballroom, Dick Cannon Wins the Lottery and The Foundation

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! ($18, All Ages)

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Dick Cannon Wins the Lottery

Three best friends, who live in the same house, share everything, spend all of their time together and who are sexually attracted to each other but don’t act on it, win the lottery. This is a high energy, tightly choreographed sketch show that is fun and surprising from start to... Read More →
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Pete Ballmer

Originally from Seattle, Pete Ballmer is a stand up comic whose goofy and upbeat style makes him a regular at showcases across the Bay Area, combining anecdotes, observations and voices for a whimsically funny act. Pete is a host and producer for Don't Tell Comedy in the South Bay... Read More →
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The Ballroom Improv

The Ballroom has been performing their signature mix of short and long-form improv since 2008. Made up of sketch writers, actors, stand-ups, and friends (aww), The Ballroom has hosted sold out shows all over the Bay Area, including at PianoFight, The Exit Theater, Stagewerx, the backyard... Read More →
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The Foundation

Legendary UCB New York sketch team The Foundation brings their unique mix of absurdist satire to a sketch show that will make you laugh, think, and question everything you know on the way home. Features work performed at the Best of UCB Showcase and the NYC Sketchfest. Warning, this... Read More →



Friday January 10, 2020 9:00pm - 10:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

9:00pm

Live From The Alamo
Remember The Alamo -- and the time that you saw SF Sketchfest take over House 5 for a series of stand-up comedy showcases with some of the best emerging joke tellers in the nation! And a few from Canada, too. ($18, 18+)

Alamo Drafthouse - No Latecomers Policy
Alamo Drafthouse has a no latecomers policy. If you arrive after the show has started, venue staff reserves the right to prevent late admittance to ensure an optimal show experience for the rest of the audience.
https://drafthouse.com/theater/new-mission/admission


Artists
avatar for Caitlin Cook

Caitlin Cook

Caitlin Cook is a LA-born, NYC-based comedian. Not your conventional stand-up, Caitlin Cook combines witty one-liners and scintillating storytelling with hilariously irreverent musical comedy and projected visuals. In 2019 alone, she has (1) released her debut live comedy album Zinger-Songwriter... Read More →
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Curtis Cook

Curtis Cook is a writer and standup comedian living in Los Angeles. He’s done a few things on television you may have seen, like puking after a keg stand on a show called "Flophouse," traveling through an Ebola checkpoint for a segment on "Vice News," or awkwardly interacting with... Read More →
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Kate Robards

Kate Robards was recently hailed as “hilarious” by the Washington Post and described as having "wry wit" by the San Francisco Chronicle. Her three award-winning solo shows have toured the country and abroad including a seven week run of her show "Ain't That Rich" at The Marsh... Read More →
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Kevin O'Shea

Commonly described as clever, absurd, awkward but in a funny way and too smart for his own good, Kevin O’Shea has been on IFC and ComedyCentral.com. He is a favorite of comedy festivals such as The SF SketchFest and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival. In 2012 he co-founded Cynic Cave... Read More →
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Kristal Adams

Kristal Adams is a standup comedian and podcaster living in Los Angeles. She has appeared in Season 2 of "Laugh After Dark" on Amazon Prime Video, JFL's "Straight Up, Stand Up" series and headlined the 2019 Albuquerque Funny Fiesta. She was recently featured on Whohaha as part of... Read More →
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Molly Brenner

Molly Brenner is a NYC-based, San Francisco-born comedian. She has toured internationally with her solo show, "I’m Coming" (yes, it’s about orgasms), which has had successful runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Orlando Fringe Festival, Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, 59E59 Theaters... Read More →
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Nick Sahoyah

Nick Sahoyah is a writer, actor, and stand up comedian based out of San Francisco best know for his web shows, "8-Hit Gaming" on Queerspace Magazine and "Cool Mom" with Jinkx Monsoon on WOW Presents. He hosts and produces the all queer standup showcase "Legs for Days" every first... Read More →
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Paul Conyers

Paul Conyers' sharp writing and confident performing style have made him a crowd favorite in the Bay Area comedy scene and beyond. He recently signed with Uproar Comedy and will record his first album in November 2019. Paul is a regular at clubs all over the country, including local... Read More →
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Will Burkart

Will Burkart is an LA based comedian who has toured all over the country headlining shows and opening for comedians such as Bobby Lee, Brent Morin, and Jason Collings. You can see Will on stage nightly, performing his own brand of infectious storytelling.



10:00pm

Edinburgh Spotlight: Josie Long: Tender

Three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and very-hard-to-pin-down-indie-underdog-nightmare Josie Long is back with a brand-new show after a brief hiatus, during which she had a baby and so on.

It’s about the mind-bending intensity of new motherhood, but mostly about kindness, gentleness, and joy – all in all, the edgiest thing you will see this year.

The aim is for you to come out of it feeling optimistic about the future, although that is a big ask. At the very least there will be some really silly voices in it, and that’s not nothing.

‘Full of love and defiant joy.’
★★★★ Guardian
This is a partially seated show—arrive early for a seat. ($25, 21+)

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Josie Long

Josie Long is one of the most respected comedians of her generation. She started stand-up at age 14 and soon after went on to win the BBC New Comedy Award. Josie has appeared on multiple TV and Radio shows, including the UK programs "The News Quiz," "Just A Minute," "Never Mind the... Read More →



Friday January 10, 2020 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94114

10:00pm

Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist
After a hugely successful run in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Los Angeles and New York, "Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist" returns to the Bay Area for an encore after premiering in SF Sketchfest last year.

"Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist" stars "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and Instagram celebrity Tom Lenk as Tilda Swinton, a modern day Mary Poppins who finds a depressed gay man on Craigslist and insists on studying and dissecting his life to research her next big movie role.

British Theatre hails: "5-Stars... Clear why it has become such a cult hit… Hilarious, unforgettable performance by Tom Lenk… Quirky comedy tour de force that keeps the audience in fits of laughter.”

Three Weeks Edinburgh says: "5-Stars... A gem of a show that’s downright hysterical, this must be seen to be believed.”

And actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt tweeted: "Hilarious, clever, uplifting... highly recommend."

Other critics say: "Mad comedy genius.” -Michael Urie ("Ugly Betty")
"Fame and celebrity is brilliantly explored.” -Broadway World NY
"Delightful, hilarious, and moving!" -Angela Kinsey ("The Office")
“Hysterical… Played to perfection by Tom Lenk.” -Broadway World LA
“Run to the theatre.” -Edge Media Network
"Hysterically and surprisingly cathartic." - FrontMezzJunkies.com
"Hilarious... unforgettable, delightful experience." -StageBuddy.com
"Damn funny... drunk on laughter... masterful at comedy." -LavenderAfterDark
"Tilda de force... hysterically absurd... grinning ear to ear." -BoyCulture.com

Written by Byron Lane ("Last Will & Testicle").
Directed by Tom DeTrinis ("Bright Colors and Bold Patterns").
Starring: Tom Lenk ("Buffy The Vampire Slayer," "Rock of Ages" on Broadway), Byron Lane ("Last Will & Testicle"), Jayne Entwistle ("Feud: Bette and Joan"), Mark Jude Sullivan ("Pan Am").

"Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist" was originally directed by Tom DeTrinis and presented at Celebration Theatre in Los Angeles in 2017 produced by Jay Marcus, Nathan Frizzell, Tom Lenk, and Tom DeTrinis. ($45 Orchestra - Front, $35 Orchestra - Side/Rear, $25 Balcony, All Ages)

Artists
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Tom Lenk

Tom Lenk's Film & TV credits include HBO's "Room 104," "American Housewife," "Transparent,” "Fresh Off The Boat," “Good Girls Revolt,” “I Like You Just The Way I am," “Episodes,” “Witches of East End,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “House M.D.,” “Psych,” "Angel... Read More →



Friday January 10, 2020 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

10:00pm

My First Time

Groundlings Alums Mary Jo Smith and Colleen Smith (no relation) host a storytelling podcast that asks their guests to recall their first significant memories of essential life moments. Past themes have been Cars, Virginity, Love, Hate, Apartments, Drugs and Porn. With special guest Bryan Safi ("Throwing Shade").

Past guests have included: Paul F. Tompkins, Taran Killam, Jillian Bell, Jennifer Coolidge and Patton Oswalt.

Produced by: Ian Smith and T. Chick McClure

($25, All Ages)

Artists
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Bryan Safi

Bryan is the co-host and co-creator of the "Throwing Shade" podcast, live show and TV show. As an actor, you’ve seen him on shows like "Modern Family," "The Big Bang Theory," "Superstore," and as Charlie in the Will Ferrell/Kristen Wiig Lifetime original movie opus "A Deadly Adoption... Read More →
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Colleen Smith

Her television credits include "Selfie," "How I Met Your Mother," "King of The Hill," "No You Shut Up," "The Mike Tyson Mysteries" and "The Office."She is a professional puppeteer for the Jim Henson Company and has performed all over the world with the live improvised show, "Puppet... Read More →
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Mary Jo Smith

Mary Jo Smith is an actor, writer, director and an alum of the world-famous Groundlings Main Company. Despite having almost no education, she's also a vice president at a worldwide media company. Weird. She co-hosts the monthly podcast "My First Time" with Colleen Smith (no relation... Read More →



Friday January 10, 2020 10:00pm - 11:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

10:00pm

Filipino AF
Asian AF Presents: Filipino AF is a comedy variety show featuring the best Filipino American talent around. Improv, sketch, standup, and even some music and dance. (It's Filipinos after all!) The show started in LA, and we are STOKED to bring it to the bay! ($35 Orchestra - Front, $30 Orchestra - Side/Rear, $25 Mezzanine, All Ages)

Artists
avatar for Allyn Pintal

Allyn Pintal

Allyn Pintal is a writer and performer based in Los Angeles. She grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. She co-hosts/co-produces "The Dial-Up Show," a monthly improv and storytelling show at UCB. She is currently on the UCB Harold team "Vulture" and the UCB Maude team "Thirst Trap... Read More →
avatar for Erich Tamola

Erich Tamola

Erich Tamola is an actor and comedian based in Los Angeles. He co-hosts and co-produces the 'Dial-Up Show' & 'FILIPINO AF' at UCB, where he also has performed on Harold night. He once shot a "Baywatch" promo where he ran out of toilet paper and lo and behold, Zac Efron came to the... Read More →
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Joy Regullano

Joy Regullano has appeared on "Supernatural," "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," and "Modern Family." Check out her YouTube series "White Fetish!" Follow her @joyregullano and at joyregullano.com
avatar for Will Choi

Will Choi

Will Choi is an LA based actor, writer, & producer. He is best known as the creator of the hit Asian American variety show "Asian AF" at the UCB Theatre in Los Angeles & New York, along with "Filipino AF" & "South Asian AF". Currently, Will is the host of NBC News’ docu-series "Break... Read More →



Friday January 10, 2020 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:15pm

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Phil Hanley & Dina Hashem
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. ($25, 18+)

Artists
avatar for Dauood Naimyar

Dauood Naimyar

Born with a foreign name in an American country (America), Dauood Muhammad Naimyar learned the value of assimilating at a very young age. Because of this, he tried his best to not be different but failed at every encounter. Once he embraced his eccentric point of view, he saw the... Read More →
avatar for Dina Hashem

Dina Hashem

Dina Hashem has been performing stand-up comedy since 2010, when she won First Place at the New Jersey Comedy Festival at Rutgers University. Dina’s style involves a subdued delivery with dark observations about her life and Arab-American upbringing. She was a competitor on Comedy... Read More →
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Phil Hanley

Originally from Vancouver, Phil Hanley is a stand-up, actor, and writer who's a regular at NYC’s renowned Comedy Cellar.  He has performed stand-up on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," "Late Night with Seth Meyers," "The Late Late Show," "The Pete Holmes Show," and "John... Read More →



Friday January 10, 2020 10:15pm - 11:45pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

10:15pm

Special Release: Andie Main and Torio Van Grol album release show
Andie Main is a Portland based comedian who just completed moderating and writing the show A Town Hall with Paul Ryan starring Chris Fairbanks, which toured in midwestern swingstates the day after Paul Ryan announced his retirement. There is no possible reason that Paul Ryan retired other than him having seen the tour posters. When she's not delivering satirical democracy to the people, she keeps busy by producing/hosting The Doug Fir Lounge's summer series "The Cool Kids Patio Show," and her monthly series called Revolution Comedy, which organizes fundraisers for progressive causes like Planned Parenthood, The ACLU, and Don't Shoot PDX. At this bizarre moment in our nation's history, her efforts have contributed over $10,000 to #theresistance.Festival credits include Bridgetown,The Comedy Exposition,repeated appearances at SF Sketchfest and The All Jane Comedy Festival, The 208 Festival, Bumbershoot, Seattle Sketchfest, Portland Pride, Treefort Festival and Cromfest. She has recently performed for sold out crowds at UCBeast, UCB Chelsea and The Stand Nightclub in NYC, and esteemed shows in LA like "Put Your Hands Together. "When in Portland she is a fixture on the NW circuit and a regular at Helium Comedy Club.In her spare time she enjoys taking hikes with her not-so-smart dog, pizza, making weird art, nature documentaries and yelling about the patriarchy.

Torio Van Grol is a San Francisco based comedian that recently performed as apart of Comedy Central's Cluster Fest and performs regularly at other comedy festivals, including SF Sketchfest for the past five years. In 2018, he was listed as one of the Bay Area's best stand-up comedians by SFist. He won the title, "Best Joke of 2017" by the award-winning SF blog Courting Comedy. ($22, All Ages)

Artists
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Andie Main

Andie Main is a Portland based comedian who just completed moderating and writing the show A Town Hall with Paul Ryan starring Chris Fairbanks, which toured in midwestern swingstates the day after Paul Ryan announced his retirement. There is no possible reason that Paul Ryan retired... Read More →
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Curtis Cook

Curtis Cook is a writer and standup comedian living in Los Angeles. He’s done a few things on television you may have seen, like puking after a keg stand on a show called "Flophouse," traveling through an Ebola checkpoint for a segment on "Vice News," or awkwardly interacting with... Read More →
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Emily Catalano

Emily is a San Francisco-based comedian. She won first place at the 2017 Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Competition and was a featured comedian at Outside Lands in 2018. Her comedy addresses a wide variety of life's most enjoyable topics like breakups, failed relationships, and ex-lovers... Read More →
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JoAnn Schinderle

JoAnn Schinderle has a snarky storytelling style that will make you feel like she’s your best friend letting you in a secret. Her debut album, "Dark Jeans" released on Comedy Dynamics this summer, sat #1 on iTunes for the week of its launch. JoAnn recently relocated to LA after... Read More →
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Torio Van Grol

Torio Van Grol is a San Francisco based comedian that recently performed as apart of Comedy Central's Cluster Fest and performs regularly at other comedy festivals, including SF Sketchfest for the past five years. In 2018, he was listed as one of the Bay Area's best stand-up comedians... Read More →



Friday January 10, 2020 10:15pm - 11:45pm
Brava Cabaret 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:30pm

Brew HaHa: The Comedy Drinking Game Show
One part comedy show, two parts drinking game, Brew Haha is a hilarious interactive mix of standup comedy and your favorite pre-party ritual. At the beginning of every show, the hosts introduce the crowd to a set of rules created specifically for that show. When comics, unbeknownst to them, break a rule, the audience drinks. A giant light-up “drink” sign will help you play along. A second game, specifically for the performers, ensures that as the audience gets toastier, so do the comedians. Come experience the show that a super famous comedian once called "the worst idea for a show ever."($35 Reserved Front Row Seating, $30 Reserved Premium Seating, $25 General Admission, 18+)

Artists
avatar for Brad Silnutzer

Brad Silnutzer

Brad Silnutzer is a stand up, writer, producer, and host based in Los Angeles. He created, produces, and hosts Brew HaHa: The Comedy Show Drinking game. The live show has been featured at Riot Fest LA, Bridgetown Comedy Fest, and Jashfest – The project is currently in development... Read More →
avatar for Hannah Einbinder

Hannah Einbinder

Hannah Einbinder is a comedian from Los Angeles, California who was just selected as a New Face at the Just for Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival . She participated in 2019’s SF Sketchfest, has been published in Flaunt Magazine, and was named in The Comedy Bureau’s “100 Best Things... Read More →
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Jimmy "The Bartender" Ambrose

Jimmy Ambrose a.k.a. Jimmy The Bartender isn't a real Bartender but he provides the heavy lifting for the Brew Crew whenever they're home in the backyard. He also has appeared in Amazon's "Transparent" and Marvel's "Agent Carter" on ABC.
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Joel Kim Booster

Joel Kim Booster is a Chicago-bred, Los Angeles-based stand-up comedian and writer who stars in the new NBC sitcom "Sunnyside." He’s also developing "Trip," a rom-com inspired by Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice," alongside Jax Media for Quibi. Additionally, Joel co-hosts the... Read More →
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Marcella Arguello

Too lazy to shoot hoops and too tall to model, Marcella Arguello stands over 6 feet. Although she may be taller than most men, the only thing more intimidating than her height is her comedy. Marcella mixes a combination of genuine reason with a sexy suggestion of street. Deemed as... Read More →
avatar for Marissa Gallant

Marissa Gallant

Marissa Gallant is a comedy and content producer in Los Angeles. When she isn't producing youtube videos involving babies, hamsters, F1 cars, or giant orbs, she's running Brew Haha in her backyard in Silverlake.
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Matt Lieb

Matt Lieb was named one of the “2016 Best Comedians in the Bay Area” by SFist and has performed at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival 2017, SF Skecthfest 2013-2018, and the 10,000 Laughs Festival in Minneapolois. Matt’s comedy has been featured on VICELAND, Hulu, SeeSo, and Gabriel... Read More →
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Matty Ryan

Matty is a stand-up/actor/writer who was a New Face at the 2019 Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, and recently taped a set for Comedy Central’s “Stand Up Featuring.” Matty’s recent television credits include FOX’s “Empire”, Netflix’s “Soundtrack”, and NBC’s... Read More →



Friday January 10, 2020 10:30pm - 11:59pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

10:30pm

Chicago Reunion: Improv with The Second City Alumni (SOLD OUT)
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Friends and Second City Chicago veterans Scott Adsit, Rachel Dratch, Jon Glaser and Tami Sagher come together for a one-night only reunion of long-form improv! ($45 Premium Seating, $35 General Admission, All Ages)

Artists
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Jon Glaser

Jon Glaser is an actor and writer who created, starred in, and co-wrote the TV shows “Delocated,” “Neon Joe Werewolf Hunter”, and “Jon Glaser Loves Gear.” You may or may not recognize him as Councilman Jamm from “Parks and Recreation” or Laird from “Girls.” Other... Read More →
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Rachel Dratch

Rachel Dratch was a cast member on "Saturday Night Live" for 7 years. Before that she was on the Mainstage of Second City Chicago for four years, where she wrote and performed with Adam McKay, Scott Adsit, and Tina Fey. She appeared in a bunch of TV shows, including "King of Queens... 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... Read More →
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Tami Sagher

Tami Sagher was a writer and producer for "How I Met Your Mother." She was also a writer on HBO's "Bored to Death" and "30 Rock" on NBC. She is an alumna of the Second City mainstage and etc theaters in Chicago, and has been featured on "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Knocked Up," and "This... Read More →



Friday January 10, 2020 10:30pm - 11:59pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

10:30pm

Some People Like Us

Some People Like Us is a show hosted by good friends and cultural talking points, gay white Casey Ley (Time Out LA's Comics-to-Watch 2019) and straight black Kaseem Bentley (Comedy Central, VICELAND). The show features quick banter on hot-button social issues, comedy from some of the nation's best performers, games where everybody plays and nobody wins, a lot of unanswered questions and zero guns. It's like a more fun, physically safer version of everyday life in America. Individually, Kaseem's comedy has been called "the best racial humor you don't feel bad laughing at" (SFWeekly) and Casey's "difficult not to like, unless you're a prude," (Time Out LA). Collectively, they are a just real fun time...even if you are a racist prude. This is a partially seated show—arrive early for a seat. ($18, 21+)

Artists
avatar for Casey Ley

Casey Ley

Casey Ley is a comedian based in Los Angeles but he's definitely willing to travel if you can host. His stand-up got him voted Best Comedian in San Francisco by SFWeekly and he was the national runner-up in The Advocate Magazine's search for The Next Great Queer Comedian. His podcast... Read More →
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David Rodriguez

David Rodriguez is an up-and-coming standup based in Fort Collins, Colorado where he is currently building a brand new club "The Comedy Fort" set to open in early 2020.He is in regular rotation at the world famous Comedy Works in Denver, and his jokes have been featured on NPR, at... Read More →
avatar for Donnie Sengstack

Donnie Sengstack

Donnie Sengstack began his comedy career in Maryland running between open mics in Baltimore and Washington, DC. Now after years of hard work and traveling around the country, many consider Donnie to be one of New York City’s most promising young comedians. His unique style appeals... Read More →
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Feel Woods

Feel Woods is  not ashamed to admit that he's a stuttering comedian straight out the streets of Oakland, California. Perhaps the only one. His self deprecating stories and tales on growing up in inner city Oakland has earned him a spot at Comedy Central's Clusterfest and also a performer... Read More →
avatar for Hanna Dickinson

Hanna Dickinson

Hanna is a New York based comedian most known for her appearance in a Korean weight-loss supplement commercial as the role of “before.” She wrote on season 3 of truTV’s "Comedy Knockout" and has an album on SiriusXM called "Lactose Intolerant". Currently, Hanna writes digital... Read More →
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Kaseem Bentley

SF Native but currently residing in Los Angeles, Kaseem Bentley no-holds-barred style command's your attention in the most raucous room or empty back room. Kaseem has appeared on Comedy Central, Viceland, NBC SeeSo, Rooftop Comedy, and Nerdist. In additon he was a staff writer on... Read More →
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Liz Stone

Liz Stone performs throughout the country and is known for her personal stories of life, love, and embarrassing moments. She is a regular at the SF Punch Line, Cobbs Comedy Club, The Laugh Factory, Laughs Unlimited, Rooster T Feathers, and was selected to perform in the 44th Annual... Read More →
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MK Paulsen

Originally from a small town in Texas, MK Paulsen is a comedian, musician, writer and performer based in a Los Angeles. In 2016 MK attained Internet fame with his viral blog “BurritoMakesThree.com” that featured newborn baby pictures of him with a Chipotle burrito.As a stand up... Read More →



Friday January 10, 2020 10:30pm - 11:59pm
Cafe du Nord 2174 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94114

11:00pm

Flash Mob Musical, Physically Bold and Too Many Asians!

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! ($18, All Ages)

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Flash Mob Musical

Flash Mob Musical is an explosive, energetic cluster of excitement, song and dance. The longest running musical montage group in SF, FMM will make you laugh and cry and come back screaming for more.The current cast is Aimee Lucido, Bahaar Taj, Debra Schifrin, Dustin Clingman, Eric... Read More →
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Jeen Yee

Jeen Yee is a a comedian who lived overseas for 10 years and is delighted to be back home in the Bay Area. She has headlined internationally and was selected for the World Series of Comedy. Her stand-up performances have been in Spanish and English, and her comedy has spanned five... Read More →
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Physically Bold

Physically Bold is a New York-based longform improv ensemble that performs the Spokane. They are 2018 Upright Citizens Brigade Cage Match semifinalists and 2018 UCB Indie Cage Match finalists. They have toured throughout the country, performing at the Atlanta Improv Festival, Del... Read More →
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Too Many Asians!

Have you ever thought "there's not enough Asian faces onstage?" After this show you will think "that was TOO MANY Asians!"Too Many Asians! is a live one-man characters show by actor, comedian and writer Woody Fu. Watch him become a KPOP boy band, a very confident pigeon and more in... Read More →



Friday January 10, 2020 11:00pm - Saturday January 11, 2020 12:30am
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Saturday, January 11
 

11:00am

The Children's Show with cast from The Groundlings
Returning for another year, the wildly popular Children's Show returns with another heap of comedic improvisers! In this show, a bunch of professional adults will perform a show of improv games for kids and families! Expect lots of laughs and silliness. Great for ages 4 - 12, plus any grownups. You'll see a LOT of actors that you'll recognize from TV and movies. ($22 Orchestra, $18 Balcony, All Ages)

Artists
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Brian Palermo

BRIAN PALERMO may be a familiar face to some from his numerous television appearances. He has guest-starred recently on "Modern Family," "2 Broke Girls" and "The League" among others. And he is a recurring correspondent for "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno."He is an engaging actor... Read More →
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Cole Stratton

Cole Stratton 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, which celebrates its nineteenth year in January 2020. Along with Janet Varney, he has written and performed... Read More →
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Colleen Smith

Her television credits include "Selfie," "How I Met Your Mother," "King of The Hill," "No You Shut Up," "The Mike Tyson Mysteries" and "The Office."She is a professional puppeteer for the Jim Henson Company and has performed all over the world with the live improvised show, "Puppet... Read More →
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Janet Varney

Janet is an Emmy-Nominated actor, comedian, writer and producer. She most recently starred as the horrible Becca on FXX’s "You’re the Worst, " and she created, wrote and stars in the IFC series "Fortune Rookie.” JV can also be heard as the sarcastic AI “Sorry” on the sci-fi... Read More →
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Oscar Nunez

Oscar Nuñez 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 roles in movies like "The Proposal... Read More →
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Rachel Dratch

Rachel Dratch was a cast member on "Saturday Night Live" for 7 years. Before that she was on the Mainstage of Second City Chicago for four years, where she wrote and performed with Adam McKay, Scott Adsit, and Tina Fey. She appeared in a bunch of TV shows, including "King of Queens... 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... Read More →
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Tami Sagher

Tami Sagher was a writer and producer for "How I Met Your Mother." She was also a writer on HBO's "Bored to Death" and "30 Rock" on NBC. She is an alumna of the Second City mainstage and etc theaters in Chicago, and has been featured on "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Knocked Up," and "This... Read More →



Saturday January 11, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

1:00pm

Never Not Funny with Jimmy Pardo
Sketchfest favorite "Never Not Funny" returns once again 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 22nd 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. To get acquainted and listen to NNF, visit www.pardcast.com ($35 Premium Seating, $25 General Admission, 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... Read More →
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Josh Gondelman

Josh Gondelman is a writer and comedian who incubated in Boston before moving to New York City, where he currently lives and works as a writer and producer for "Desus and Mero" on Showtime. Previously, he spent five years at "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver," where he earned two... 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... Read More →



Saturday January 11, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

1:00pm

SF Sketchfest Tribute to Tony Shalhoub, in conversation with Kevin Pollak, + 20th Anniversary Screening of "Galaxy Quest"
Photo credit: Vikram Valluri/BFA.com

SF Sketchfest is honored to pay tribute to beloved actor Tony Shalhoub, who will sit down with his “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” co-star Kevin Pollak for a spirited conversation and Q&A, followed by a 20th Anniversary screening of the sci-fi comedy “Galaxy Quest,” in which Shalhoub starred as the hilariously mellow science officer Fred.

A four-time Emmy award winner for his work as the titular character on “Monk” and as Abe Weissman in the Amazon Prime sensation “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” Tony has been delighting audiences for decades in film, television and on Broadway Stages. He broke out on the small screen in 1991 after joining the cast of “Wings” as Italian cab driver Antonio Scarpacci. Notable film and TV appearances include “Barton Fink,” “A Civil Action,” “Searching For Bobby Fischer,” “The Imposters,” “Spy Kids,” “Quick Change,” “The Man Who Wasn’t There,” “Men in Black,” “The Siege,” “The Man Who Wasn’t There,” “Stark Raving Mad,” and the hit indie comedy “Big Night,” for which he won a National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor. He voices Luigi in the Disney/Pixar “Cars” film series, and Master Splinter in the two “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” reboots.

No stranger to the stage, Shalhoub won a Tony for his portrayal of Tewfiq Zakaria in the Best Musical winner “The Band’s Visit.” He received Tony nominations for his work in “Conversations With My Father,” “Golden Boy” and “Act One.” Shalhoub met his wife, actress Brooke Adams, when they co-starred in “The Heidi Chronicles,” and appeared together in the 2010 revival of “Lend Me A Tenor.” Shalhoub was nominated for a Grammy in 2008 for his work as the narrator in “A Cricket in Times Square.”($45 Orchestra - Front, $35 Orchestra - Side/Rear, $25 Balcony, All Ages)

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Kevin Pollak

Kevin Pollak started as stand-up comedian in San Francisco, when at age twenty he was the youngest entrant in the SF Comedy Competition. Five grueling, learning and growing years later he had risen to the top. It was time to move to Los Angeles with dreams of appearing on “The Tonight... Read More →
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Tony Shalhoub

Photo credit: Vikram Valluri/BFA.comA four-time Emmy award winner for his work as the titular character on “Monk” and as Abe Weissman in the Amazon Prime sensation “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” Tony has been delighting audiences for decades in film, television and on Broadway... Read More →



Saturday January 11, 2020 1:00pm - 3:45pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

3:15pm

"Metropolitan" 30th Anniversary
Join writer/director Whit Stillman and actors Chris Eigeman, Carolyn Farina and Taylor Nichols for a 30th anniversary screening of "Metropolitan," moderated by Jesse Hawthorne Ficks.

One of the great American independent films of the 1990s, the surprise hit "Metropolitan," by writer-director Whit Stillman, is a sparkling comedic chronicle of a young man’s romantic misadventures while trying to fit in to New York City’s debutante society. Stillman’s deft, literate dialogue and hilariously highbrow observations earned this first film an Academy Award nomination for best original screenplay. Beneath the wit and sophistication, though, lies a tender tale of adolescent anxiety.

Single screening tickets available, or you can choose to buy a double feature ticket and see "Barcelona" as well. ($35 General Admission, $60 Double Feature with "Barcelona", 18+)

Alamo Drafthouse - No Latecomers Policy
Alamo Drafthouse has a no latecomers policy. If you arrive after the show has started, venue staff reserves the right to prevent late admittance to ensure an optimal show experience for the rest of the audience.
https://drafthouse.com/theater/new-mission/admission

Artists
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Carolyn Farina

Carolyn Farina is a New York City based actress who has appeared in Whit Stillman's "Metropolitan" and "The Last Days of Disco" and Martin Scorsese's "The Age of Innocence."
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Chris Eigeman

Chris Eigman wrote and directed the psychological thriller "Seven in Heaven," which recently debuted on Netflix in October and was produced by Jason Blum. Chris made his debut as a feature film director with "Turn the River," starring Famke Janssen, which was released by Screen Media... Read More →
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Jesse Hawthorne Ficks

Jesse Hawthorne Ficks is the Film History Coordinator at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, curates/hosts "MiDNiTES FOR MANiACS," a film series celebrating underrated and overlooked cinema in a neo-sincere manner. He is part of the SF Film Critics Circle and writes film... Read More →
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Taylor Nichols

Taylor Nichols has had successful career in film, television and theatre for almost 30 years.  His latest feature credits include starring in “Chappaquiddick” opposite Jason Clarke and “1BR” his first horror film. Upcoming television projects include recurring on the new... Read More →
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Whit Stillman

Whit Stillman has written and directed five films, including “Damsels in Distress,” "Barcelona," and“Metropolitan," which was nominated for the 1991 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. Twoof his films he turned into novels: "The Last Days of Disco," "With Cocktails at... Read More →



4:00pm

The Three Questions with Andy Richter
Host Andy Richter asks the same three questions to each guest: Where do you come from? Where are you going? What have you learned? These three simple questions, when answered honestly and thoughtfully, are enough to provide a pretty complete picture of who a person is. The answers are what Andy always wants to know about people. This will not be a one-sided process, as Andy won’t shy away from getting personal himself. ($40 Reserved Front Row Seating, $30 Reserved Premium Seating, $20 General Admission, 18+)

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Andy Richter

Actor and writer, Andy Richter, returned to his role as announcer and sidekick to Conan O’Brien on the show, "Conan," when it premiered on November 8, 2010. Richter rose to fame in 1993 as O’Brien’s sidekick on "Late Night with Conan O’Brien" and reprised this role on "The... Read More →
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Rachel Dratch

Rachel Dratch was a cast member on "Saturday Night Live" for 7 years. Before that she was on the Mainstage of Second City Chicago for four years, where she wrote and performed with Adam McKay, Scott Adsit, and Tina Fey. She appeared in a bunch of TV shows, including "King of Queens... Read More →



Saturday January 11, 2020 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

4:00pm

Two Dykes and a Mic Podcast
Two Dykes and a Mic is weekly podcast, hosted by comedians Rachel Scanlon and McKenzie Goodwin, delving into LGBTQ topics while also giving a voice to activists, artists, comedians and allies. ($20, 18+)

Artists
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McKenzie Goodwin

A writer and stand-up comedian based out of LA, McKenzie Goodwin is perpetually single and truly never trying to mingle. Her works have been in McSweeneys, Points in Case and more. Co-host of the comedy show and podcast "Two Dykes and a Mic," which is currently touring all over the... Read More →
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Rachel Scanlon

Minnesota native Rachel Scanlon is a stand-up comedian, writer and co-host of the weekly podcast/live show “Two Dykes and A Mic”. Rachel shares her stories about being a Midwest gal living in Los Angeles, and singing her way out of the closet. She is also a ranch dressing enthusiast... Read More →



Saturday January 11, 2020 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

4:00pm

The Apple Sisters and Kids These Days
The Apple Sisters are an award winning musical comedy trio originally from New York and are now darlings of the LA & Las Vegas Alternative comedy scene. Since it's conception, The Apple Sisters, Kimmy Gatewood ("GLOW"), Rebekka Johnson ("GLOW") and Sarah Lowe ("Jersey Boys"), have presented a brand new hilarious 1940s radio show with original songs, dances, commercials, and comedy to sold out crowds. They have made appearances on "CONAN," "Bridesmaids," "Ricki Lake," Home & Family, CurrentTV, Ed Helms’ "Whiskey Sour Hour," and recently "A Christmas Story Live!" They have opened for Dead Man's Bones, singer/songwriter Ingrid Michaelson, and hosted "The Side-Eye" for the Emerge Impact + Music Festival in Las Vegas. They recorded their first self-titled album after they caught the eye of actor Ryan Gosling, who produced the EP. It was named a top album of the year in 2010 by the AV Club and who deemed it "infinitely re-listenable as well as comically savvy." Their second album "1943" (released in 2012) was crowdsource funded and distributed on vinyl. "1943" was named one of the top ten albums of 2012 by The Spit Take and called "A blueprint of how to make a great comedy album." Their third album “Happy Holidoozy” featured a 19 piece orchestra as well as Emmy Award winner, Tony Hale. The Apple Sisters have performed around the country and hosted a podcast on Earwolf with an impressive roster of guest stars, including Olivia Wilde, Bob Odenkirk, Ginnifer Goodwin, Rich Sommers, Ellie Kemper, Kate Micucci, Paul F. Tompkins, Danny Franzese, and many others.

Kids These Days is a supergroup of diverse talent, with a Swiss Army Knife of surprises they use to constantly delight audiences. Just featured on NBC’s “Bring the Funny,” where they were selected from thousands of acts around the world to represent sketch comedy on national television (AND elicited a standing ovation from Jeff Foxworthy), Kids These Days puts on a true variety sketch show. Each performance is filled with stage, digital, and musical sketches, celebrity impressions, and more! Kids These Days features members whose work can be seen on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Funny or Die, Reductress and more. They have a recurring monthly mainstage show at the People’s Improv Theater in New York, are headlining the 2019 Flyover Comedy Festival in St. Louis, and performed at the 2019 San Francisco Sketchfest, 2019 Portland Sketch Fest, 2019 Austin Sketch Fest, 2019 Charleston Comedy Festival, 2018 NY Comedy Fest, 2018 NY SketchFest, 2018 HBO/The Television Academy’s Independent Television Festival, & the 2018 Out of Bounds Comedy Festival in Austin, TX. ($30 Premium Seating, $20 General Admission, All Ages)

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Kids These Days

Kids These Days is a supergroup of diverse talent, with a Swiss Army Knife of surprises they use to constantly delight audiences. Just featured on NBC’s “Bring the Funny,” where they were selected from thousands of acts around the world to represent sketch comedy on national... Read More →
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Solange Castro

Solange Castro is a standup comic and published playwright. She attended Berkeley High School and Yale University where she studied English Literature and Playwriting. Her first standup comedy album “A Journey of Self Discovery,” produced by Kyle Clark’s RadLand Records is now... Read More →
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The Apple Sisters

The Apple Sisters are an award winning musical comedy trio originally from New York and are now darlings of the LA & Las Vegas Alternative comedy scene. Since it's conception, The Apple Sisters, Kimmy Gatewood ("GLOW"), Rebekka Johnson ("GLOW") and Sarah Lowe ("Jersey Boys"), have... Read More →



Saturday January 11, 2020 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

4:30pm

Vicious Cycle Podcast

Vicious Cycle is the weekly comedy podcast that seeks to demystify, bitch about and laugh at periods.

Beyond interviewing gynecologists, trans folks who bleed and OUR MOMS, we've also snagged interviews with
-comedians Joann Schinderle, Francesca Fiorentini and Luna Malbroux
-Vox/MSNBC journalist/author Liz Plank
-Producer of the Oscar-winning film “Period: End of Sentence” Sophie Ascheim

We're in our 3rd season and have a dedicated group of fans who call themselves blisteners (bleeding listeners - our show is a lot of puns) who share their stories with us through our hotline: 910-6-UTERUS. It has a jingle.

ABOUT YOUR CO-BLOSTS
Kate Elston, Meg Hayes and Meg Trowbridge are experts in menstruation and have been bleeders for decades, even though we often forget to pack extra tampons. We’re BFFs and have been improvising for 10+ years with The Ballroom (formerly Chinese Ballroom). We also write/direct/act with San Francisco's premiere sketch group Killing My Lobster. Kate is a journalist/producer, Meg Hayes is a public school teacher and Meg Trowbridge is a professional writer and VERY good singer who makes the other two look bad. (Free, 21+)

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JoAnn Schinderle

JoAnn Schinderle has a snarky storytelling style that will make you feel like she’s your best friend letting you in a secret. Her debut album, "Dark Jeans" released on Comedy Dynamics this summer, sat #1 on iTunes for the week of its launch. JoAnn recently relocated to LA after... Read More →



Saturday January 11, 2020 4:30pm - 5:30pm
PianoFight Bar 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

5:00pm

SF Sketchfest Tribute to Eugene Mirman + "It Started as a Joke" Bay Area Premiere
SF Sketchfest pays tribute to the hilarious and beloved Eugene Mirman -- a longtime friend of the festival who has appeared at nearly every Sketchfest for the past 15 years. After the Bay Area premiere screening of the fascinating, funny and heartfelt documentary "It Started as a Joke," Eugene will sit down for a panel conversation with the film's co-director Julie Smith Clem, and be feted one by one by some of his best friends in comedy, including Jon Glaser, Bobcat Goldthwait, Kristen Schaal, Sarah Vowell and Olivia Wingate.

"It Started As A Joke" is a feature documentary that chronicles the decade-long run of the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival – including a final farewell show. The film celebrates Eugene’s unique brand of humor and his role in the alternative comedy movement, offers a bittersweet goodbye to an era, and reminds us of the healing properties of comedy – even in the most challenging of life’s circumstances. The film includes interviews with Michael Ian Black, Kristen Schaal, Wyatt Cenac, Ira Glass, John Hodgman, Kumail Nanjiani, Reggie Watts and Michael Showalter, along with performances by Janeane Garofalo, Jim Gaffigan, Jon Glaser, Mike Birbiglia, Bobcat Goldthwait and more. ($45 Orchestra, $35 Balcony, 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... Read More →
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Eugene Mirman

Brooklyn resident Eugene Mirman escaped the clutches of Russian communism at the age of four when his family immigrated from Moscow to Lexington, MA (where along with Paul Revere and John Adams he kicked off the American revolution). He attended Hampshire College and designed his... Read More →
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Jon Glaser

Jon Glaser is an actor and writer who created, starred in, and co-wrote the TV shows “Delocated,” “Neon Joe Werewolf Hunter”, and “Jon Glaser Loves Gear.” You may or may not recognize him as Councilman Jamm from “Parks and Recreation” or Laird from “Girls.” Other... Read More →
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Julie Smith Clem

Julie Smith Clem is the co-founder of "Pretty Good Friends," a comedy production company that makes funny things for nice people. She's produced TV shows for Comedy Central, IFC and Science Channel and she co-created the Peabody Award-winning video series "The Onion News Network... Read More →
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Kristen Schaal

Kristen Schaal has established herself as one of the most versatile and sought-after comedic talents in television and film. Currently, Schaal stars as 'Carol Pilbasian' opposite Will Forte on Fox’s hit series "The Last Man On Earth", which was recently renewed for a second season... Read More →
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Olivia Wingate

Olivia Wingate grew up in London but has been based in New York on-and-off for over 2 decades, first moving to New York to obtain her MBA from NYU.After 10 years as a theater producer specializing in contemporary American Drama and Comedy in the UK, working with playwrights including... Read More →
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Sarah Vowell

Sarah Vowell is the author of seven nonfiction books including, most recently, "Lafayette in the Somewhat United States."  She is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times.



Saturday January 11, 2020 5:00pm - 7:15pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

6:00pm

Edinburgh Spotlight: Camilla Cleese: Produced by John Cleese

Until now, Camilla Cleese shied away from using her family name, wanting to make it on her own merits.  But, she’s not getting any younger, or more successful, so she decided to take the opposite approach; shameless exploit her last name in order to get attention.   In this show she covers what it is like growing up with a comedian father, trying to forge a name for herself, and how, until now (hopefully), her father’s cats have had more success using nepotism.  Her upbringing gave her a unique perspective on the world, and she shares some of her observations and experiences as an American thirtysomething who has the dry, dark, British sense of humor her exterior might not lead you to expect.  ($22, All Ages)

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Camilla Cleese

Camilla Cleese is a comedian, writer and actor currently based in Los Angeles, CA. Originally from London, where she was born into a family of comedians and lawyers, Camilla then moved with her mother to the US, first to Southern Illinois, then Chicago, and Lake Forest. She continued... Read More →



Saturday January 11, 2020 6:00pm - 7:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

7:00pm

Chivalry Club, Elephant Empire, The Foundation

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! ($18, All Ages)

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Chivalry Club

Take a comedic detour down memory lane with Chivalry Club! Share a memory (nostalgic, silly, awkward), and we’ll delve into it together. Straddling the line between fantasy and reality, Chivalry Club shines a light on the strange and exciting parts of our past.Chivalry Club performs... Read More →
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Elephant Empire

Elephant Empire mixes silliness with drama, presenting classic sketch comedy around a strange tale that is "funny for a different reason." So we've got sketches about drinking too much milk, falling down stairs, and a 26-step orange peeler but then we perform a story like the Monkey's... Read More →
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The Foundation

Legendary UCB New York sketch team The Foundation brings their unique mix of absurdist satire to a sketch show that will make you laugh, think, and question everything you know on the way home. Features work performed at the Best of UCB Showcase and the NYC Sketchfest. Warning, this... Read More →
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Will Burkart

Will Burkart is an LA based comedian who has toured all over the country headlining shows and opening for comedians such as Bobby Lee, Brent Morin, and Jason Collings. You can see Will on stage nightly, performing his own brand of infectious storytelling.



Saturday January 11, 2020 7:00pm - 8:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

7:00pm

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Yassir Lester & Samantha Ruddy
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. ($25, 18+)

Artists
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Clara Bijl

Clara is an internationally-unknown French stand-up comedian from America.Clara’s humor is witty and observational and comes with a European twang. Clara performs regularly in French and in English.Clara has appeared at the Laugh Fest 2019, SF Sketchfest 2019, Edinburgh Fringe Festival... Read More →
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Samantha Ruddy

Samantha Ruddy tells jokes, writes funny stuff, and weasels her way into your heart with her girl-next-door charm. Samantha has performed standup on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," headlined Carolines on Broadway, and appeared in videos for Comedy Central-- all before her 27th... Read More →
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Yassir Lester

Yassir Lester is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actor from Marietta, GA. His writing credits include “Girls” on HBO, “The Carmichael Show” on NBC, “Detroiters” on Comedy Central, and “Black Excellence” on Netflix. As an actor Yassir has starred on “Making History... Read More →



Saturday January 11, 2020 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

7:00pm

"Barcelona" 25th Anniversary
Join writer/director Whit Stillman and actors Tushka Bergan, Chris Eigeman and Taylor Nichols for a 25th anniversary screening of "Barcelona," moderated by Jesse Hawthorne Ficks.

Whit Stillman followed his delightful indie breakthrough "Metropolitan" with another clever and garrulous comedy of manners, this one with a darker edge. A pair of preppy yet constitutionally mismatched American cousins—a salesman and a navy officer—argue about romance and politics while working in the beautiful Spanish city of the film’s title. Set during the eighties, "Barcelona" explores topics both heady (American exceptionalism, Cold War foreign policy) and hilarious (the ins and outs of international dating, the proper shaving method) while remaining a constantly witty delight.

Single screening tickets available, or you can choose to buy a double feature ticket and see "Metropolitan" as well. ($35 General Admission, $60 Double Feature with "Metropolitan", 18+)

Alamo Drafthouse - No Latecomers Policy
Alamo Drafthouse has a no latecomers policy. If you arrive after the show has started, venue staff reserves the right to prevent late admittance to ensure an optimal show experience for the rest of the audience.
https://drafthouse.com/theater/new-mission/admission

Artists
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Chris Eigeman

Chris Eigman wrote and directed the psychological thriller "Seven in Heaven," which recently debuted on Netflix in October and was produced by Jason Blum. Chris made his debut as a feature film director with "Turn the River," starring Famke Janssen, which was released by Screen Media... Read More →
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Jesse Hawthorne Ficks

Jesse Hawthorne Ficks is the Film History Coordinator at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, curates/hosts "MiDNiTES FOR MANiACS," a film series celebrating underrated and overlooked cinema in a neo-sincere manner. He is part of the SF Film Critics Circle and writes film... Read More →
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Taylor Nichols

Taylor Nichols has had successful career in film, television and theatre for almost 30 years.  His latest feature credits include starring in “Chappaquiddick” opposite Jason Clarke and “1BR” his first horror film. Upcoming television projects include recurring on the new... Read More →
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Tushka Bergen

Tushka Bergen was born in London to opera singer Beverley Bergen, and conductor, Anthony Hose.  International in her upbringing and experience, Tushka began her acting career at the age of nine, in a role from the modern opera “Australia Fair” at the Sydney Opera House, where... Read More →
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Whit Stillman

Whit Stillman has written and directed five films, including “Damsels in Distress,” "Barcelona," and“Metropolitan," which was nominated for the 1991 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. Twoof his films he turned into novels: "The Last Days of Disco," "With Cocktails at... Read More →



7:30pm

CANCELED: Nico Santos
This show has been canceled due to a scheduling conflict. Ticket holders will be contacted and automatically refunded.

With a combination of his sarcastic wit, outrageous sensibility and snarky commentary, Nico Santos has the rare ability to charm every audience he encounters. Santos was most recently seen in Warner Brother’s “Crazy Rich Asians” alongside an all-Asian cast including Constance Wu, Henry Golding and Ken Jeong. The film instantly became a cultural phenomenon, as well the highest-grossing romantic comedy in the past decade. He is currently starring as Mateo in the fourth season of NBC’s hit comedy “Superstore.”

Born and raised in the Philippines, Santos assimilated to American culture rather quickly by living in California by way of Portland, Oregon. He started doing stand-up comedy in San Francisco, and in just a short amount of time had become a popular fixture in the Bay Area comedy scene with his acute observations and quirky characters.Previously, Santos has written for E! Network’s “Fashion Police” and appeared on screen in Showtime’s “Pride Comedy Jam” as well as the series “Ground Floor,” “Mulaney” and “2 Broke Girls.” In 2015, he made his film debut in “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2” and in 2017 was seen in “The Clapper,” co-starring Ed Helms, Tracy Morgan and Amanda Seyfried. He was also a regular panelist on “Chelsea Lately.”($45 Reserved Front Row Seating, $35 Reserved Premium Seating, $25 General Admission, 18+)


Saturday January 11, 2020 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

7:30pm

Celebrity Autobiography
Celebrity Autobiography is the award-winning hit comedy show where celebrities act out other celebrities' jaw-dropping memoirs verbatim, returns to Sketchfest straight from its Broadway run!

Winner of the Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience, the show features star performers acting out “hot off the press” & hard-to-believe-they-wrote-‘em tell-alls live. Created by Emmy Award nominated writer-performer Eugene Pack and developed by Pack and Dayle Reyfel, Celebrity Autobiography features solos, duets, and mashups with the entire cast covering themes such as first time romance, fitness, music, food, sports, politics, celebrity poetry, and Hollywood love triangles, told from all sides. Critics Pick in NY Times and described as the "Funniest Show in Town, Hands Down"--NY Post($60 Orchestra - Front, $50 Orchestra - Side/Rear, $40 Balcony, All Ages)

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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... 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... 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... Read More →
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Rachel Dratch

Rachel Dratch was a cast member on "Saturday Night Live" for 7 years. Before that she was on the Mainstage of Second City Chicago for four years, where she wrote and performed with Adam McKay, Scott Adsit, and Tina Fey. She appeared in a bunch of TV shows, including "King of Queens... 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... Read More →
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Sherri Shepherd

Whether on stage or screen, actress, comedienne and best-selling author Sherri Shepherd’s magnetic personality and hilarious sense of humor never fails to delight audiences.Shepherd has several television and film projects releasing this year including a role in the Netflix movie... Read More →



Saturday January 11, 2020 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

7:30pm

Throwing Shade with Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi

Called "the perfect combination of silly, intelligent, cynical and charming" by Entertainment Weekly and "well worth dialing up" by the New York Times TV critic, Throwing Shade Live is the boundary-pushing political comedy podcast and tv show hosted by Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi who bring their fresh takes on pop culture, women's rights, and LGBT rights live to the stage for an evening of hilarity and vulgarity.

"Sorry Bill Maher, there has never been a raunchier or funnier current affairs program." - Fast Company This is a partially seated show—arrive early for a seat. ($30, 21+)

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Bryan Safi

Bryan is the co-host and co-creator of the "Throwing Shade" podcast, live show and TV show. As an actor, you’ve seen him on shows like "Modern Family," "The Big Bang Theory," "Superstore," and as Charlie in the Will Ferrell/Kristen Wiig Lifetime original movie opus "A Deadly Adoption... Read More →
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Erin Gibson

Emmy-nominated Southern loudmouth Erin Gibson co-hosts & co-created “Throwing Shade”, the award-winning political absurdist comedy podcast, live show & TV show. She developed her social commentary chops as the host of ”Modern Lady” and sharpened them writing and directing... Read More →
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Tami Sagher

Tami Sagher was a writer and producer for "How I Met Your Mother." She was also a writer on HBO's "Bored to Death" and "30 Rock" on NBC. She is an alumna of the Second City mainstage and etc theaters in Chicago, and has been featured on "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Knocked Up," and "This... Read More →



Saturday January 11, 2020 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94114

7:30pm

Asian AF
Asian AF (Asian As F***) is the hit Asian American variety show held at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in both Los Angeles and New York. Asian AF spotlights the most talented Asian American comedians, actors, improvisers, musicians, dancers, and storytellers. A typical show features a stand-up comedian, a sketch portion, a musical element, sketch videos, and an improv team - with a new cast every month.Every show has sold out since its debut in November 2016, some selling out in only a few hours. Due to the immense popularity in Los Angeles, Asian AF was brought to New York in June 2017 and met with the same excitement. The show has been featured on news sites such as NBC News, ABC News, LA Times, Splitsider, ATTN, and many more. Previous guests include Margaret Cho, Aparna Nancherla, Eugene Cordero, Kulap Vilaysack, Sheng Wang, Joel Kim Booster, Keiko Agena, Suzy Nakamura, Manny Jacinto, Hudson Yang, and Ronny Chieng. ($35 Orchestra - Front, $30 Orchestra - Side/Rear, $25 Mezzanine, All Ages)

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Will Choi

Will Choi is an LA based actor, writer, & producer. He is best known as the creator of the hit Asian American variety show "Asian AF" at the UCB Theatre in Los Angeles & New York, along with "Filipino AF" & "South Asian AF". Currently, Will is the host of NBC News’ docu-series "Break... Read More →



Saturday January 11, 2020 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:30pm

Jermaine Fowler
Jermaine Fowler is starring in Paramount’s upcoming film, "Coming to America 2," opposite Eddie Murphy – set to be released December 2019. Jermaine also starred in the independent film "Buffaloed" opposite Zoey Deutch, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, April 2019. Jermaine could most recently be seen in Boots Riley and Annapurna’s "Sorry to Bother You," opposite Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, and Armie Hammer. Jermaine is known for his roles on HBO’s "Crashing" for Judd Apatow, and in CBS’ "Superior Donuts," in which he starred and was an executive producer on. His comedy special for Showtime, "Give Em Hell Kid," premiered to great reviews, and he recently served as the official announcer for the Primetime Emmy Awards.

On the writing side, Jermaine is developing "The Come Up" for New Line, which wrote and will star in alongside Lil Rel Howery and The Lucas Brothers. He also wrote and is attached to star in the urban buddy comedy "Deadass", alongside Hannibal Buress and Vince Staples. Jermaine also wrote a recent article in GQ where he explained why he should star in "Black Panther." ($40/$35/$30, 18+)

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Jermaine Fowler

Jermaine Fowler is starring in Paramount’s upcoming film, "Coming to America 2," opposite Eddie Murphy – set to be released December 2019. Jermaine also starred in the independent film "Buffaloed" opposite Zoey Deutch, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, April 2019... Read More →



Saturday January 11, 2020 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

8:00pm

Shit Arcade with Mike Drucker

Sh*t Arcade: Comedians Play Bad Video Games

On "Sh*t Arcade," comedians, Twitch streamers, and the audience play and make fun of the worst video games of all time. From Shaq-Fu to Bible Adventures to even more Shaq-Fu, get a chance to see some of the most terrible, poorly reviewed games of all time - and even get a chance to win them. Hosted by Mike Drucker ("Adam Ruins Everything," "Bill Nye Saves the World," and Nintendo). With guests Stella Chung, Nick Scarpino, Gary Whitta and more. ($25, All Ages)

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Gary Whitta

Garry Whitta is the former Editor-in-Chief of PC Gamer magazine and now an award-winning screenwriter best known for the explosive post-apocalyptic thriller "The Book of Eli" starring Denzel Washington, and as co-writer of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story." He also co-wrote the Will... Read More →
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Mike Drucker

Mike Drucker is a writer and comedian in New York, NY. His stand-up has been featured on Audible, SeeSo, and at the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival. His writing has been nominated for two Emmys and a Writers Guild Award. He's written for "The President Show," "Nintendo of... Read More →
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Nick Scarpino

Nick Scarpino is one of the founders of "Kinda Funny" as well as a stand-up comedian, professional podcaster, and avid dog lover. His wife tells him he has the confidence of a much taller man.
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Stella Chung

Stella Chung is an associate gameplay producer at IGN who has a passion for gaming as a long time Twitch streamer and content creator. She enjoys long walks to the fridge and yelling in rage at video games.



Saturday January 11, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm

The Groundlings Mix Tape: Best of Sketch
Every once in a blue moon a Best of Sketch show comes to town to delight audiences with its wild characters and only-seen-once-before sketch comedy genius. ($35 Premium Seating, $25 General Admission, All Ages)

Artists
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Chris Eckert

Chris Eckert performed in the 2017 CBS Sketch Comedy Showcase and is the head writer for the 2018 showcase. Chris Eckert’s TV credits include "Raising Hope" (GLAAD Award), "Super Fun Night," "The Comeback," "MADtv," and numerous national commercials. He created the sold-out shows... Read More →
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Deanna Oliver

Deanna Oliver is a writer and actress, known for "The Brave Little Toaster," (1987), "Animaniacs," (1993), and "Casper" (1995).
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Jessica Pohly

Jessica is originally from New York City and has a BA in Art History from Pomona College. She has toured with the American Shakespeare Center and Theater at Monmouth. Recently you can catch her on "Huge in France," "SMILF," and "Goliath." Other TV/Film credits include "Pee Wee's Big... Read More →
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Josh Duvendeck

Josh is thrilled to be a member of the Main Company. His TV and Film Credits include "Parks and Recreation," "9-1-1," "Good Girls," "Modern Family, "The Middle," "Rel," "Workahaolics," "American Vandal," "Teen Wolf," "Bones," "CONAN," "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "Gameshakers," "In Living... Read More →
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Kiel Kennedy

Kiel Kennedy is from beautiful Chico, California. He attended the UCLA School of Theater, where he studied and learned a whole lot of the… “craft.” But despite a penchant for yelling dramatically, Kiel knew he also must learn how to yell comedically. After a few years spent... Read More →
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Lisa Schurga

Lisa is originally from Rockland, Massachusetts. As a child she did a lot of commercials in the bathroom mirror and probably would have sold a ton of haircare products if they were televised. Lisa is excited to play an awkward Boston sistah in the new show, BUZZY'S on TBS. She has... Read More →
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Patty Guggenheim

After graduating from Indiana University, Patty Guggenheim moved to LA to intern for a show on Comedy Central. She then got into acting but also finance, as you do. Not! Nobody does that. Don’t do that. Things you may have seen her on: "Splitting Up Together," "Modern Family," "LA... Read More →



Saturday January 11, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

Dark Jeans with JoAnn Schinderle
Periods are really having a moment, yet affordable access to period products are limited or nonexistent across the globe. ‘Period poverty’ is an issue that restricts menstrual humans from going to school, work, and being their beautiful social selves.

Stand-Up Comic JoAnn Schinderle has lifted the veil on period shame and turned the conversation to laughter and action. DARK JEANS was created out of spite that “menstruation jokes are hack” and to that Schinderle said, “hold my menstrual cup”.

DARK JEANS is Schinderle’s debut album produced by Cranival Studios and released on Comedy Dynamics that sat #1 on iTunes during the week of its release. Expect hilarious and sometimes jaw clenching menstruation fueled jokes, from poignant bits about how workplaces should provide period products to stories about a lover discovering a forgotten tampon during foreplay, if there’s one thing JoAnn is it’s grossly relatable.

Schinderle tours DARK JEANS across the country raising period products for local shelters and transitional housing organizations. donations of pads, tampons, un-used menstrual cups, dark jeans, towels, etc. are highly encouraged.

January 11th show features top-notch comics Hanna Dickinson, Caitlin Cook, Kristal Adams, Shalewa Sharpe, Sharon Birzer, Francesca Fiorentini, and headliner JoAnn Schinderle.

Period products donations will be sent to SF Homeless Youth Alliance. ($18, All Ages)

Artists
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Caitlin Cook

Caitlin Cook is a LA-born, NYC-based comedian. Not your conventional stand-up, Caitlin Cook combines witty one-liners and scintillating storytelling with hilariously irreverent musical comedy and projected visuals. In 2019 alone, she has (1) released her debut live comedy album Zinger-Songwriter... Read More →
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Francesca Fiorentini

Francesca Fiorentini is a stand up comic and news correspondent. She is the host of the web series "Newsbroke" on AJ+ and MSNBC’s “Red White and Who?” She has been featured on "Lovett or Leave It" and is a regular contributor to the progressive news network "The Young Turks... Read More →
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Hanna Dickinson

Hanna is a New York based comedian most known for her appearance in a Korean weight-loss supplement commercial as the role of “before.” She wrote on season 3 of truTV’s "Comedy Knockout" and has an album on SiriusXM called "Lactose Intolerant". Currently, Hanna writes digital... Read More →
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JoAnn Schinderle

JoAnn Schinderle has a snarky storytelling style that will make you feel like she’s your best friend letting you in a secret. Her debut album, "Dark Jeans" released on Comedy Dynamics this summer, sat #1 on iTunes for the week of its launch. JoAnn recently relocated to LA after... Read More →
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Kristal Adams

Kristal Adams is a standup comedian and podcaster living in Los Angeles. She has appeared in Season 2 of "Laugh After Dark" on Amazon Prime Video, JFL's "Straight Up, Stand Up" series and headlined the 2019 Albuquerque Funny Fiesta. She was recently featured on Whohaha as part of... Read More →
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Shalewa Sharpe

Shalewa Sharpe tells jokes. She developed her sly yet goofy style in Atlanta, where she was raised. Currently based in Brooklyn, she has joked on so many shows, festivals, and podcasts that in 2017 Time Out NY labeled her a “local fixture.” She has joked on HBO’s “2 Dope Queens... Read More →
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Sharon Birzer

Sharon Birzer is a standup comic from, as Nomi Malone says in the classic "Showgirls," : “Different Places!”. She spent time in the US Navy during the Cold War. She graduated from Western States Chiropractic College with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2000. Her comedy is based... Read More →



Saturday January 11, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Brava Cabaret 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

8:00pm

Josh Gondelman

Josh Gondelman is a writer and comedian who incubated in Boston before moving to New York City, where he currently lives and works as a writer and producer for "Desus and Mero" on Showtime. Previously, he spent five years at "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver," where he earned two Peabody Awards, four Emmy awards, and three WGA Awards for his work. Josh’s debut essay collection, "Nice Try," was released in fall 2019 through Harper Perennial. In the past, Josh has written for Fuse TV’s "Billy On The Street."

Onstage, Josh charms audiences using his good-natured storytelling and cracks them up with his sharp, pointy wit. He takes topics from surprise parties to his experience teaching preschool and makes them all equally hilarious. In 2016, he made his late night standup debut on "CONAN" (TBS), and made his network TV debut on "Late Night With Seth Meyers" (NBC) in 2018. He has also appeared on "The Late Late Show with James Corden." Josh’s album "Dancing On a Weeknight" was released April 2019 on Blonde Medicine Records and hit #7 on the Billboard comedy chart. His previous comedy album "Physical Whisper" debuted in March of 2016 at #1 on the iTunes comedy charts (as well as #4 on the Billboard comedy chart) and stayed there for…well…longer than he expected, honestly.

Some other nice things to know about Josh Gondelman: He is the co-creator and co-author of the Shorty Award-winning Modern Seinfeld Twitter account, and his own Twitter feed was named the year’s best by Paste Magazine in 2015. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" took notice of Josh’s joke writing skill and featured him as part of their “Tweetly Roundup.” Additionally, Josh has performed at the Rooftop Comedy Festival in Aspen, CO, and headlined at the Laugh Your Asheville Off Festival in Asheville, NC. More recently he has appeared in the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and SF Sketchfest. His debut standup comedy CD, "Everything’s The Best" was released in November of 2011 by Rooftop Comedy Productions. His writing has also appeared in prestigious publications such as McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, New York Magazine, and The New Yorker. He also co-authored a humor book called "You Blew It" in 2015 with writer Joe Berkowitz.

Visit Josh’s website at www.joshgondelman.com
Follow Josh on Twitter: @joshgondelman

With opening set by Molly Ruben-Long
This is a partially seated show—arrive early for a seat. ($25, 21+)

Artists
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Josh Gondelman

Josh Gondelman is a writer and comedian who incubated in Boston before moving to New York City, where he currently lives and works as a writer and producer for "Desus and Mero" on Showtime. Previously, he spent five years at "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver," where he earned two... Read More →
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Molly Ruben-Long

Molly Ruben-Long is a comedian, writer and actress. She has performed at Just for Laughs in Montreal as a New Face, The Kennedy Center District of Comedy Festival in D.C., and Limestone Comedy Festival. She has also been featured on Viceland, Fuse, SeeSo, SiriusXM and the BBC.She... Read More →



Saturday January 11, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Cafe du Nord 2174 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94114

9:00pm

Dick Cannon Wins the Lottery, Too Many Asians! and The Worst Reviews by Brown Bear

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! ($18, All Ages)

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Dick Cannon Wins the Lottery

Three best friends, who live in the same house, share everything, spend all of their time together and who are sexually attracted to each other but don’t act on it, win the lottery. This is a high energy, tightly choreographed sketch show that is fun and surprising from start to... Read More →
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The Worst Reviews by Brown Bear

Undefeated Bay Area improv Thunderdome champions Brown Bear presents The Worst Reviews! In this jam packed long form improv comedy show, performers read out the worst reviews for any store, restaurant or location in the world based on the audiences suggestion. After reading some of... Read More →
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Too Many Asians!

Have you ever thought "there's not enough Asian faces onstage?" After this show you will think "that was TOO MANY Asians!"Too Many Asians! is a live one-man characters show by actor, comedian and writer Woody Fu. Watch him become a KPOP boy band, a very confident pigeon and more in... Read More →
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Wilfred Padua

Wilfred Padua is a comedian in New York who has an MFA in Writing from some place in Chicago. He has performed at Bumbershoot, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Big Sky, and the 10,000 Laughs Comedy Festival. He has been featured on NPR and Sirius XM, and was named one of the 50 Best Undiscovered... Read More →



Saturday January 11, 2020 9:00pm - 10:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

9:00pm

Live From The Alamo
Remember The Alamo -- and the time that you saw SF Sketchfest take over House 5 for a series of stand-up comedy showcases with some of the best emerging joke tellers in the nation! And a few from Canada, too. ($18, 18+)

Alamo Drafthouse - No Latecomers Policy
Alamo Drafthouse has a no latecomers policy. If you arrive after the show has started, venue staff reserves the right to prevent late admittance to ensure an optimal show experience for the rest of the audience.
https://drafthouse.com/theater/new-mission/admission

Artists
avatar for Allison Mick

Allison Mick

Allison Mick is a comedian or something who draws from her upbringing and personal experiences to address topics like race, gender, and serial killers. Allison is a contributing writer for The Hard Times, Macaulay Culkin’s BunnyEars.com, and has had work featured on HuffPo. She’s... Read More →
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Becky Yamamoto

Becky Yamamoto is a comedian, actor and writer. She's been performing comedy for years, honing her skills at NY institutions like UCB, The PIT where she studied and performed improv and stand up and sketch. She also co-hosted one of the longest running lady produced stand up shows... Read More →
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Camilla Cleese

Camilla Cleese is a comedian, writer and actor currently based in Los Angeles, CA. Originally from London, where she was born into a family of comedians and lawyers, Camilla then moved with her mother to the US, first to Southern Illinois, then Chicago, and Lake Forest. She continued... Read More →
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Chris Riggins

When it comes to being on the forefront of what is hip, fresh and respectable, no place can touch the San Francisco Bay Area. Every corner is exploding with amazing art and the artist themselves all have so much talent that it can be hard to stand out. Chris Riggins has taken the... Read More →
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David Rodriguez

David Rodriguez is an up-and-coming standup based in Fort Collins, Colorado where he is currently building a brand new club "The Comedy Fort" set to open in early 2020.He is in regular rotation at the world famous Comedy Works in Denver, and his jokes have been featured on NPR, at... Read More →
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Donnie Sengstack

Donnie Sengstack began his comedy career in Maryland running between open mics in Baltimore and Washington, DC. Now after years of hard work and traveling around the country, many consider Donnie to be one of New York City’s most promising young comedians. His unique style appeals... Read More →
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Grey Griffin

My stand-up is mostly about being a single mom with 3 kids who does a lot of weird voices! I have been doing cartoon voices for over 20 years and "My First Comedy Special" just debuted on Amazon! 5 stars!
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Jesse Hett

Jesse Hett is a stand-up comedian based in Oakland, California. He has appeared on the front page of the Wall Street Journal doing comedy while wearing a virtual reality helmet. That sounds made up but it's true, you can look it up. He has performed in SF Sketchfest and the Savage... Read More →
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Kirsten Kuppenbender

Kirsten Kuppenbender's comedy has been described as "observational, with bouts of off-the-cuff brilliance." As a host, she has been deemed quirky, bubble and "completely out of control" by guests and performers alike. You may have seen her in Bridgetown Comedy Festival, All Jane Festival... Read More →



9:00pm

"The Rocky Horror Picture Show" 45th Anniversary
Ready to do the time warp again? It's the 45th anniversary of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," THE greatest midnight cult classic comedy horror musical of all time! Join hostess Peaches Christ and very, very special guest stars Barry Bostwick ("Brad Majors -- A Hero"), Nell "Little Nell" Campbell ("Columbia -- A Groupie") and Patricia Quinn ("Magenta -- A Domestic") for a rollicking onstage summit and a rare Castro Theater screening of the film. Hear all the behind-the-scenes dirt on the making of the film, and how it has become a worldwide runaway cultural phenomenon. A portion of VIP tickets will be available that include a special post-show reception with the cast. Don't dream it, be it!

Co-presented by Peaches Christ

($150 Orchestra - Front + post-show reception with cast, $55 Orchestra - Side/Rear, $45 balcony, All Ages)

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Barry Bostwick

Winning Golden Globe, Tony and Peabody awards for a long and multi-faceted career Barry continues to work in all genres with recently released films "The Incredibles 2," "Bigger Fatter Liar," "A Mermaids Tale," "Three Days in August" among others as well as recent TV offerings on... Read More →
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Nell Campbell

Diva, legend and cult icon Nell "Little Nell" Campbell is an actress, club owner and singer, best know for her role as "Columbia" in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," and the song "Do The Swim." She busked her way to stardom, owned the fabulous nightclub Nell's in NYC, and brought... Read More →
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Patricia Quinn

Patricia Quinn was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, May 28th 1944.She grew up on the Ballygomartin Road in west Belfast with her mother Rebecca, father James Connolly Quinn (an infamous Belfast bookmaker) and her siblings; an older brother and a younger sister. (And yes it is true... Read More →
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Peaches Christ

Peaches Christ is a filmmaker and cult leader living in San Francisco. Her infamous cult-movie events are self-produced at the Castro Theatre and regularly draw over 1,000 attendees to each new production. Events have featured special guest stars John Waters, Cloris Leachman, Appolonia... Read More →



Saturday January 11, 2020 9:00pm - 11:40pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

9:15pm

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Yassir Lester & Samantha Ruddy
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. ($25, 18+)

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Clara Bijl

Clara is an internationally-unknown French stand-up comedian from America.Clara’s humor is witty and observational and comes with a European twang. Clara performs regularly in French and in English.Clara has appeared at the Laugh Fest 2019, SF Sketchfest 2019, Edinburgh Fringe Festival... Read More →
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Samantha Ruddy

Samantha Ruddy tells jokes, writes funny stuff, and weasels her way into your heart with her girl-next-door charm. Samantha has performed standup on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," headlined Carolines on Broadway, and appeared in videos for Comedy Central-- all before her 27th... Read More →
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Yassir Lester

Yassir Lester is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actor from Marietta, GA. His writing credits include “Girls” on HBO, “The Carmichael Show” on NBC, “Detroiters” on Comedy Central, and “Black Excellence” on Netflix. As an actor Yassir has starred on “Making History... Read More →



Saturday January 11, 2020 9:15pm - 10:45pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

10:00pm

Late Late Breakfast

Late Late Breakfast is a fast-paced, energetic stand-up comedy show hosted by Tyler Jackson & Danny Maupin. Each show features top comedians delivering their polished material while going up against a bevy of unique games and challenges designed to keep both them and the audience on their toes, providing an experience that canʼt be missed. Pie fights, laser tag, polygraph tests- you never know! Expect anything and everything out of the ordinary, all of it held together by solid, hilarious standup comedy. Our show has been featured on New York Comedy Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, TruTV's High Plains Comedy Festival, The Onion Comedy Festival, and many more! ($24, All Ages)

Artists
avatar for Casey Ley

Casey Ley

Casey Ley is a comedian based in Los Angeles but he's definitely willing to travel if you can host. His stand-up got him voted Best Comedian in San Francisco by SFWeekly and he was the national runner-up in The Advocate Magazine's search for The Next Great Queer Comedian. His podcast... Read More →
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Chey Bell

Chey Bell is a bisexual comedian who's brutally honest and uniquely clever. Often confounded by stupidity, Chey's comedy mirrors life experiences and self-discovery, touching on everything from family, drugs, coworkers, sexuality to misspelled tattoos. Chey's energetic stage presence... Read More →
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Danny Maupin

Danny Maupin blends unapologetic self-awareness with sharp-witted storytelling and his unique and spontaneous shows have been featured at New York Comedy Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, TruTV's High Plains Comedy Festival, The Chicago Comedy Exposition, among others. Based... Read More →
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Feel Woods

Feel Woods is  not ashamed to admit that he's a stuttering comedian straight out the streets of Oakland, California. Perhaps the only one. His self deprecating stories and tales on growing up in inner city Oakland has earned him a spot at Comedy Central's Clusterfest and also a performer... Read More →
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Hanna Dickinson

Hanna is a New York based comedian most known for her appearance in a Korean weight-loss supplement commercial as the role of “before.” She wrote on season 3 of truTV’s "Comedy Knockout" and has an album on SiriusXM called "Lactose Intolerant". Currently, Hanna writes digital... Read More →
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JoAnn Schinderle

JoAnn Schinderle has a snarky storytelling style that will make you feel like she’s your best friend letting you in a secret. Her debut album, "Dark Jeans" released on Comedy Dynamics this summer, sat #1 on iTunes for the week of its launch. JoAnn recently relocated to LA after... Read More →
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Kaseem Bentley

SF Native but currently residing in Los Angeles, Kaseem Bentley no-holds-barred style command's your attention in the most raucous room or empty back room. Kaseem has appeared on Comedy Central, Viceland, NBC SeeSo, Rooftop Comedy, and Nerdist. In additon he was a staff writer on... Read More →
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Krista Fatka

Krista Fatka runs a regular show at The San Francisco Punch Line called The Charm Offensive where she performs with her comedy BFF's and gets to book some of her all time comedy heroes. She won the 2017 Sacramento Comedy Competition, she's performed at Outside Lands, and has been... Read More →
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Kristal Adams

Kristal Adams is a standup comedian and podcaster living in Los Angeles. She has appeared in Season 2 of "Laugh After Dark" on Amazon Prime Video, JFL's "Straight Up, Stand Up" series and headlined the 2019 Albuquerque Funny Fiesta. She was recently featured on Whohaha as part of... Read More →
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Matt Lieb

Matt Lieb was named one of the “2016 Best Comedians in the Bay Area” by SFist and has performed at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival 2017, SF Skecthfest 2013-2018, and the 10,000 Laughs Festival in Minneapolois. Matt’s comedy has been featured on VICELAND, Hulu, SeeSo, and Gabriel... Read More →
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Torio Van Grol

Torio Van Grol is a San Francisco based comedian that recently performed as apart of Comedy Central's Cluster Fest and performs regularly at other comedy festivals, including SF Sketchfest for the past five years. In 2018, he was listed as one of the Bay Area's best stand-up comedians... Read More →
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Tyler Jackson

Tyler Jackson is a standup from Los Angeles who has a short attention span, a bad memory, and an off-kilter sense of humor. He cobbles his act together out of a thousand little bits of absurd wordplay, groan-worthy puns, and embarrassing personal details, clinging to the hope that... Read More →



Saturday January 11, 2020 10:00pm - 11:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

10:00pm

Theme Park Improv
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 special guest monologist to be announced.

After a streak of sold-out shows, they return to SF Sketchfest with a stellar lineup: Rachel Dratch ("Saturday Night Live"), Michael Hitchcock ("Best in Show"), John Michael Higgins ("Pitch Perfect"), Thomas Lennon ("The Odd Couple"), Jessica Makinson ("South Park"), Oscar Nunez ("The Office"), Cole Stratton (Pop My Culture podcast) and Janet Varney ("Stan Against Evil"). This will be a show you won’t soon forget! ($35, All Ages)

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Cole Stratton

Cole Stratton 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, which celebrates its nineteenth year in January 2020. Along with Janet Varney, he has written and performed... Read More →
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Janet Varney

Janet is an Emmy-Nominated actor, comedian, writer and producer. She most recently starred as the horrible Becca on FXX’s "You’re the Worst, " and she created, wrote and stars in the IFC series "Fortune Rookie.” JV can also be heard as the sarcastic AI “Sorry” on the sci-fi... Read More →
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Jessica Makinson

Jessica Makinson is an LA based actor/improviser/writer/director. She has been a series regular on ‘South Park’, ‘Halfway Home’ and ‘Trigger Happy TV’, all for Comedy Central. Other credits include ‘The Great Indoors,’ ‘Maron’ and ‘Modern Family.’ As an alumnus... Read More →
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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... 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... Read More →
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Oscar Nunez

Oscar Nuñez 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 roles in movies like "The Proposal... Read More →
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Rachel Dratch

Rachel Dratch was a cast member on "Saturday Night Live" for 7 years. Before that she was on the Mainstage of Second City Chicago for four years, where she wrote and performed with Adam McKay, Scott Adsit, and Tina Fey. She appeared in a bunch of TV shows, including "King of Queens... Read More →
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Thomas Lennon

Thomas Lennon is a writer and actor from Oak Park, Illinois.  He attended the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, where he joined the influential sketch comedy group “The State.”  The State’s hit television series ran on MTV for three seasons and received an Ace... Read More →



Saturday January 11, 2020 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:00pm

Bobcat Goldthwait & Mary Lynn Rajskub: A Night of Stand-Up
Over the past several months, Bobcat Goldthwait 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 a self-deprecating and topical instant comedy classic, taking the audience on a hilarious journey through his 30 year career as an eighties icon, to the guy who lit the "Tonight Show" set on fire…literally! Bobcat’s new special “You Don’t Look the Same Either” is now available wherever DVD’s are sold. Goldthwait’s inimitable talent for writing and directing is clearly displayed in his newest movie “God Bless America.”

The new flick premiered May 11th in theaters across the country and definitely has America talking. Bobcat’s often off the beaten path style of creating movies allows audiences to experience films that other artists may have never dared to attempt. His new black comedy stars Joel Murray and Tara Lynne Barr in a modern day Bonnie & Clyde in which a middle-aged guy and a young girl go on a killing spree inspired by hatred for the garbage glut of ‘reality’ TV shows. “…It might be Bobcat Goldthwait’s best film to date” says the Boston Phoenix. The New York Daily News says “Goldthwait is at his best when he attacks with intelligence and humor.” The A.V. Club describe Bobcat’s new film best saying “the key point about “God Bless America” is that it’s extreme but not exaggerated, a dark comedy that indulges –and questions –a violent, misanthropic fantasy about laying waste to the Cultural landscape while staying grounded in a recognizable reality,” or as the director himself words it “It’s a violent film about kindness.”

He has come a long way since his first film “Shakes the Clown” that he wrote and directed back in 1991. Bobcat went on to make many more movies including “Windy City Heat,” which Matt Stone (co-creator of South Park) called “beyond genius.” “Sleeping Dogs Lie” marked Bobcat’s third feature film as a director. Written by Goldthwait, and financed by friends and pawn shops, the movie was shot entirely during a two week hiatus from his job directing “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” “Sleeping Dogs Lie” was hailed as, “earnest and improbably moving,” by Esquire Magazine and “demonically funny and surprisingly sweet,” by Rolling Stone. Then, in 2009, Magnolia pictures release Goldthwait’s fourth film titled “World’s Greatest Dad” that stared Robin Williams.

Since his first appearance on David Letterman at the age of 20, Bobcat has expanded his resume, directing movies and sharing his behind the camera talents on shows such as; “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “The Demetri Martin show,” “The Chappelle Show,” “The Man Show,” and “Crank Yankers.” Best known for his unforgettable movies that were huge in the 80's, Bobcat has also starred in several HBO specials and a slew of television appearances to numerous to mention. Bob continues to push the envelope with his unique brand of humor headlining major comedy clubs across the country.

Mary Lynn Rajskub is an actress, comedian and writer, best known for playing ‘Chloe’ on the Fox drama 24 and also ‘Gail the Snail’ from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. You have also seen her in Night School, Safety Not Guaranteed, Wilson, Little Miss Sunshine, Legally Blonde 2, Julie and Julia, Punch Drunk Love, Mysterious Skin, Firewall, Grey’s Anatomy, Gilmore Girls, The Girlfriend Experience, The Larry Sanders Show, Two Broke Girls and Mr. Show. Most recently, she was in the ensemble cast of the film Night School, the No.1 comedy film in 2018. Mary Lynn just returned from a US tour with comedian Fred Armisen. She performs stand up comedy all over the country. ($45 Orchestra, $35 Balcony, All Ages)

Due to a change in his schedule, Michael Ian Black is no longer appearing. Mary Lynn Rajskub has replaced him. Ticket holders will be contacted.

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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... Read More →
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Emily Catalano

Emily is a San Francisco-based comedian. She won first place at the 2017 Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Competition and was a featured comedian at Outside Lands in 2018. Her comedy addresses a wide variety of life's most enjoyable topics like breakups, failed relationships, and ex-lovers... Read More →
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Mary Lynn Rajskub

Mary Lynn Rajskub is an actress, comedian and writer, best known for playing ‘Chloe’ on the Fox drama 24 and also ‘Gail the Snail’ from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. You have also seen her in Night School, Safety Not Guaranteed, Wilson, Little Miss Sunshine, Legally... Read More →



Saturday January 11, 2020 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

10:00pm

Women Crush Wednesdays (on Saturday)

Too lazy to shoot hoops and too tall to model, Marcella Arguello stands over 6 feet. Although she may be taller than most men, the only thing more intimidating than her height is her comedy. Marcella mixes a combination of genuine reason with a sexy suggestion of street. Deemed as “sexually and ethnically ambiguous” she appeals to everyone and is not afraid to tell you how she really feels about subjects concerning race, gender, politic, relationships, family, work, music, pop culture and whatever else is on her mind that day.

Time Out Magazine deemed Marcella an “LA Comedian to Watch in 2017” and is a fan favorite on Comedy Central’s "@midnight." Most recently, she won her appearance on TruTv’s "Comedy Knock Out" and can be seen on "The UCB Show’s" upcoming second season on Seeso. She was featured on Viceland’s "Flophouse," and in 2015 on NBC’s "Last Call with Carson Daly;" her stand up has been highlighted on rapper Tyler, The Creator’s mobile app and on Fox’s The Real. Her Twitter account (@marcellacomedy) has been featured on CNN, TIME.com, HuffingtonPost.com and various entertainment websites. Marcella just wrapped a stint as a write on the series “Bill Nye Saves the World” for Netflix on which she did some on-camera work as well.

She is a regular opener for "Last Comic Standing" Winner Felipe Esparza as well as NBC "Superstore’s" Nico Santos. She has opened for David Alan Grier, Norm MacDonald, J.B. Smoove, Hannibal Buress, Ron Funches, Godfrey, Bryan Callen, Aries Spears, Hasan Minhaj, Al Madrigal, Joey Coco Diaz, Melanie Comarcho, Melissa Villaseñor and has shared a stage with Bill Burr, Paul Mooney and Robin Williams.

She has worked at The Improv Comedy Clubs all over the country and is a regular at The Punch Line Comedy Clubs in Northern California. She has performed at San Francisco Sketchfest, Riot LA Comedy Festival, overseas for American troops and comedian Sean Keane referred to her as the “finest export from Modesto since George Lucas.”This is a partially seated show—arrive early for a seat. ($28, 21+)

Artists
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Francesca Fiorentini

Francesca Fiorentini is a stand up comic and news correspondent. She is the host of the web series "Newsbroke" on AJ+ and MSNBC’s “Red White and Who?” She has been featured on "Lovett or Leave It" and is a regular contributor to the progressive news network "The Young Turks... Read More →
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Jes Tom

Jes Tom (they/them) is a New York based actor, writer, and weird queer stand up comic, gleefully providing the nonbinary queer Asian American radical cyborg perspective that everyone never knew they wanted. As a comic, Jes has shared stages with Awkwafina, Kate Bornstein, Aparna Nancherla... Read More →
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Lydia Popovich

Lydia Popovich hails from San Francisco, CA. Her anecdotal humor and vivid storytelling make her a unique voice in a sea of dick jokes. On stage, she is a force to be reckoned with bringing energy and unparalleled confidence to each performance. She's a featured performer at Punch... Read More →
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Marcella Arguello

Too lazy to shoot hoops and too tall to model, Marcella Arguello stands over 6 feet. Although she may be taller than most men, the only thing more intimidating than her height is her comedy. Marcella mixes a combination of genuine reason with a sexy suggestion of street. Deemed as... Read More →
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Shalewa Sharpe

Shalewa Sharpe tells jokes. She developed her sly yet goofy style in Atlanta, where she was raised. Currently based in Brooklyn, she has joked on so many shows, festivals, and podcasts that in 2017 Time Out NY labeled her a “local fixture.” She has joked on HBO’s “2 Dope Queens... Read More →



Saturday January 11, 2020 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94114

10:15pm

City vs. City: San Francisco vs. Los Angeles
City vs. City is a comedy gameshow in which four comedians, two from each city, compete to prove once and for all that their city is the best. Each set of comedians go head to head doing standup and the judges pick who was funnier. The comedians compete as teams for a trivia portion and while playing the improv game “sex is like.” To close it out they compete in a physical challenge. ($18, All Ages)

Artists
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Alexandria Love

You might have seen Alexandria in some of the top comedy shows in the Bay Area, including SF Sketchfest, Comedy Day, and Muni Diaries. She was voted one of SFist's 13 Comedians to Watch and has a M.A. in Communications from the University of San Francisco. She's one of Oakland's top... Read More →
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Ben Kolina

Ben Kolina had his first experience getting laughs from strangers at the expense of visiting outfielders in the Right Field Bleachers of the Oakland Coliseum. Currently Ben spent 5 years as co-producer of a popular weekly comedy showcase at the Night Light in Oakland. As a Stand Up... Read More →
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Emily Russell

Emily Russell is a comedian from Massachusetts who is now based in Los Angeles. She has a degree in Visual Poetry and Film Studies from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She has studied improv at UCB, The Groundlings, The Pit, iO West, and Westside Comedy. She can be seen... Read More →
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Geoff Plitt

Geoff Plitt has performed standup comedy for over 10 years, and has performed with greats such as Sarah Silverman, Kevin Nealon, Demetri Martin, Dana Gould, Maria Bamford, and Kyle Kinane. He most recently was a Semifinalist at the San Diego Comedy Festival, and recent club gigs include... Read More →
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Hannah Einbinder

Hannah Einbinder is a comedian from Los Angeles, California who was just selected as a New Face at the Just for Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival . She participated in 2019’s SF Sketchfest, has been published in Flaunt Magazine, and was named in The Comedy Bureau’s “100 Best Things... Read More →
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Solange Castro

Solange Castro is a standup comic and published playwright. She attended Berkeley High School and Yale University where she studied English Literature and Playwriting. Her first standup comedy album “A Journey of Self Discovery,” produced by Kyle Clark’s RadLand Records is now... Read More →
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Tom Whalen

Tom is a fast talking and loud walking stand up comic, actor and host from Boston that moved to Los Angeles 3 years ago. He has been performing non stop since arriving on the west coast and can be seen regularly performing at the comedy store as a part of "Roast Battle." His rare... Read More →



Saturday January 11, 2020 10:15pm - 11:45pm
Brava Cabaret 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:30pm

The Groundlings: Cookin' with GAS
Since 1992 The Groundlings Main Company, Alumni and Sunday Companies have played together in the all-improv explosion that has become almost as much of an institution as the Groundlings Theatre itself! Based entirely on audience suggestions, the comic daredevils invent custom-made satire and song. ($35 Premium Seating, $25 General Admission, All Ages)

Due to a change in schedule, Gary Anthony Williams will no longer be appearing.

Artists
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Chris Eckert

Chris Eckert performed in the 2017 CBS Sketch Comedy Showcase and is the head writer for the 2018 showcase. Chris Eckert’s TV credits include "Raising Hope" (GLAAD Award), "Super Fun Night," "The Comeback," "MADtv," and numerous national commercials. He created the sold-out shows... Read More →
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Deanna Oliver

Deanna Oliver is a writer and actress, known for "The Brave Little Toaster," (1987), "Animaniacs," (1993), and "Casper" (1995).
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Jacob Russell-Snyder

Jacob Russell-Snyder is a musician and comedian originally from Oakland, California. Jacob studied improv at UCB in NY and LA as well as ImprovBoston. He has created improvised musicals with ImprovBoston, Bay Area Theater Sports (BATS), The Un-scripted Theater Co, the Boston Unscripted... Read More →
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Jessica Pohly

Jessica is originally from New York City and has a BA in Art History from Pomona College. She has toured with the American Shakespeare Center and Theater at Monmouth. Recently you can catch her on "Huge in France," "SMILF," and "Goliath." Other TV/Film credits include "Pee Wee's Big... Read More →
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Josh Duvendeck

Josh is thrilled to be a member of the Main Company. His TV and Film Credits include "Parks and Recreation," "9-1-1," "Good Girls," "Modern Family, "The Middle," "Rel," "Workahaolics," "American Vandal," "Teen Wolf," "Bones," "CONAN," "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "Gameshakers," "In Living... Read More →
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Kiel Kennedy

Kiel Kennedy is from beautiful Chico, California. He attended the UCLA School of Theater, where he studied and learned a whole lot of the… “craft.” But despite a penchant for yelling dramatically, Kiel knew he also must learn how to yell comedically. After a few years spent... Read More →
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Lisa Schurga

Lisa is originally from Rockland, Massachusetts. As a child she did a lot of commercials in the bathroom mirror and probably would have sold a ton of haircare products if they were televised. Lisa is excited to play an awkward Boston sistah in the new show, BUZZY'S on TBS. She has... Read More →
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Patty Guggenheim

After graduating from Indiana University, Patty Guggenheim moved to LA to intern for a show on Comedy Central. She then got into acting but also finance, as you do. Not! Nobody does that. Don’t do that. Things you may have seen her on: "Splitting Up Together," "Modern Family," "LA... Read More →
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Ryan Gaul

After growing up on the central coast of Maine, Ryan Gaul moved south and attended Stonehill College outside of Boston, MA. Following a brief career as an office supply salesman, Ryan transitioned into acting and performing at Improv Asylum in Boston. From there, Ryan moved to LA... Read More →



Saturday January 11, 2020 10:30pm - 11:59pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

10:30pm

Chaki & DJ Real with Chad Opitz's Nervous Energy

Chaki is a funky alien wizard from Outer Space. With his unique take on electro funk, he has brought his weird ass stage show to festivals like Noise Pop and The Offbeat Fest. Chaki has shared the stage with like minded weirdos Peelander Z, El Vez, Bob Log III, Metalachi, Captured By Robots and The Oingo Boingo Dance Party. Rolling Stone said he is like Prince except not sexy and much fatter.

Nick Stargu is a musician, comedian, writer and filmmaker who is best known for his multimedia / musical comedy act, DJ REAL, which has been featured at Comedy Central's Colossal Clusterfest, Big Sky Comedy Festival, Outside Lands, San Francisco Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival and more! He most recently appeared on the TV show “Flophouse” on Viceland and as a host on NBC's show "The Guest List" on Seeso. And he’s opened for Devo, Scott Thompson and Bridget Everett! Nick is also creator of the cult hit, www.Parkhub.org.

This is a partially seated show—arrive early for a seat. ($22, 21+)

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Chad Opitz

Starting off in the grungy dive bars of Santa Cruz, CA. Chad has carved a niche for himself in the Bay area comedy scene and has become a regular at clubs and showcases as well as a frequent guest on the "Doug Loves Movies" podcast.He's opened for Michelle Wolf, David Cross, Bobcat... Read More →
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Chaki

Chaki is a funky alien wizard from Outer Space. With his unique take on electro funk, he has brought his weird ass stage show to festivals like Noise Pop and The Offbeat Fest. Chaki has shared the stage with like minded weirdos Peelander Z, El Vez, Bob Log III, Metalachi, Captured... Read More →
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DJ REAL

Nick Stargu is a musician, comedian, writer and filmmaker who is best known for his multimedia / musical comedy act, DJ REAL, which has been featured at Comedy Central's Colossal Clusterfest, Big Sky Comedy Festival, Outside Lands, San Francisco Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival... Read More →



Saturday January 11, 2020 10:30pm - 11:59pm
Cafe du Nord 2174 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94114

10:30pm

Joel Kim Booster's The Joy F*ck Club
The Joy Fuck Club is a celebration of the overwhelming talent, drive and sex appeal within the Asian American community. Comedian Joel Kim Booster ("Sunnyside," "Big Mouth," "Shrill") will host a showcase of Asian talent in comedy, music and whatever the hell else he wants. In between sets he’ll shoot the shit with his guests, discussing everything from the struggle of being Asian in Emma Stone’s hollywood to what it’s like being hot, Asian and actually very rich. ($35/$30/$25, 18+)

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Joel Kim Booster

Joel Kim Booster is a Chicago-bred, Los Angeles-based stand-up comedian and writer who stars in the new NBC sitcom "Sunnyside." He’s also developing "Trip," a rom-com inspired by Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice," alongside Jax Media for Quibi. Additionally, Joel co-hosts the... Read More →
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Nori Reed

Nori Reed isn’t just a comedian and writer based in Oakland, California. Nori is a lifestyle. In this year alone, Nori featured at SF Sketchfest, opened for Amy Poehler at Comedy Central’s Clusterfest, and performed at Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival. Recently, Nori was named... Read More →



Saturday January 11, 2020 10:30pm - 11:59pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

10:30pm

CANCELED: Nico Santos
This show has been canceled due to a scheduling conflict. Ticket holders will be contacted and automatically refunded.

With a combination of his sarcastic wit, outrageous sensibility and snarky commentary, Nico Santos has the rare ability to charm every audience he encounters. Santos was most recently seen in Warner Brother’s “Crazy Rich Asians” alongside an all-Asian cast including Constance Wu, Henry Golding and Ken Jeong. The film instantly became a cultural phenomenon, as well the highest-grossing romantic comedy in the past decade. He is currently starring as Mateo in the fourth season of NBC’s hit comedy “Superstore.”

Born and raised in the Philippines, Santos assimilated to American culture rather quickly by living in California by way of Portland, Oregon. He started doing stand-up comedy in San Francisco, and in just a short amount of time had become a popular fixture in the Bay Area comedy scene with his acute observations and quirky characters.Previously, Santos has written for E! Network’s “Fashion Police” and appeared on screen in Showtime’s “Pride Comedy Jam” as well as the series “Ground Floor,” “Mulaney” and “2 Broke Girls.” In 2015, he made his film debut in “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2” and in 2017 was seen in “The Clapper,” co-starring Ed Helms, Tracy Morgan and Amanda Seyfried. He was also a regular panelist on “Chelsea Lately.”($45 Reserved Front Row Seating, $35 Reserved Premium Seating, $25 General Admission, 18+)


Saturday January 11, 2020 10:30pm - Sunday January 12, 2020 12:00am
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

11:00pm

Basement Party, Carson Pinch and Herbeaver

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! ($18, All Ages)

Artists
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Basement Party

Basement Party is a school of rainbow pilot fish consisting of perfectly functional alcoholics, narcissistic personality disorders, stoop dwellers, ne'er do wells, recovering Crit Lit majors, and Nora, all just trying to keep it classy even if I have to shiv a guy. We’re a sketch... Read More →
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Butch Escobar

Butch Escobar's furious rants have become his trademark at such clubs as the San Jose Improv, Cobb's and the SF and Sacramento Punchline. Butch has toured all over the country with legendary performers including Joe Rogan, Joey Diaz and HBO's Felipe Esparza. He frequents southern... Read More →
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Carson Pinch

Carson Pinch is a multiple award-winning sketch comedian based in Toronto. He is the former Head Writer of the Canadian Comedy Award-winning legacy troupe The Sketchersons (Sunday Night Live), and has toured North America with his solo sketch comedy productions Carson Saves Sketchfest... Read More →
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Herbeaver

Herbeaver is a sketch comedy troupe formed in 2017 by Katie Preston, Heather Gallant, and Mallory Morgan. These ladies met at the University of Windsor while obtaining their BFA’s in acting, where they developed a life long friendship. They know that it will last a lifetime because... Read More →



Saturday January 11, 2020 11:00pm - Sunday January 12, 2020 12:30am
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

11:30pm

Eliot Glazer's Haunting Renditions
Based on his web series of the same name, HAUNTING RENDITIONS 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. Eliot is a writer and actor on "Broad City" and has also written for "New Girl," "Younger," and "Billy on the Street." He’s currently developing "I Run Hot," a solo vehicle at IFC, and will be seen in the upcoming Seth Rogen movie "An American Pickle." He lives in Los Angeles. ($25, 18+)

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Eliot Glazer

Based on his web series of the same name, "Haunting Renditions" 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... Read More →



Saturday January 11, 2020 11:30pm - Sunday January 12, 2020 1:00am
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
 
Sunday, January 12
 

11:00am

Character Workshop with Brian Palermo of The Groundlings
Expand your improv repertoire by adding Characters to your work! Performing Characters allows you to play with infinite points of view (instead of just your own) and heightens your engagement with audiences. But creating, and developing, characters that work well with improv is challenging. Learn how in this Character workshop taught by Brian Palermo, an alumnus of The Groundlings Theatre in Hollywood which also trained Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Will Ferrell, Melissa McCarthy and many more.This workshop will specifically focus on:– Different techniques to Create Characters from varied sources– How to develop characters that are Grounded enough to be Believable -yet exaggerated enough to be funny (and fun to play)– Characters that operate from a strong Point of View. Characters that are most effective are a lot more than just an eccentric voice or an odd physicality. ($100, All Ages)

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Brian Palermo

BRIAN PALERMO may be a familiar face to some from his numerous television appearances. He has guest-starred recently on "Modern Family," "2 Broke Girls" and "The League" among others. And he is a recurring correspondent for "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno."He is an engaging actor... Read More →



Sunday January 12, 2020 11:00am - 2:00pm
Speechless 345 Spear Street, Suite 123, San Francisco, CA 94105

1:00pm

Cartoon Network's "We Bare Bears" Go to the MOVIES!
SF Sketchfest is excited to welcome back the cast and creative team behind the Emmy-nominated hit Cartoon Network show "We Bare Bears" for an afternoon of all things Bears, including a sneak peek of footage from the upcoming “We Bare Bears The Movie”!

In "We Bare Bears The Movie," fans will learn that best bros Grizz, Panda and Ice Bear have always had each other’s backs. When their love of food trucks and internet fame leads to unexpected mayhem, they must go on a wild, hilarious, and dangerous adventure to escape a foe that threatens to tear them apart. The movie is slated to premiere in 2020.

"We Bare Bears" premiered in 2015 and, since its debut, has earned numerous awards including a BAFTA Children’s Award, a Jury Award for Best TV Series at the Annecy Intentional Animated Film Festival, and several Annie Awards. The series follows three endearing bear siblings who are also best friends: Grizz (voiced by Eric Edelstein), Panda (voiced by Bobby Moynihan), and Ice Bear (voiced by Demetri Martin) who lean on one another while trying to fit in and turn ordinary situations into laugh-out-loud funny moments.

Scheduled to appear:
Eric Edlestein, voice of Grizz
Bobby Moynihan, voice of Panda
Charlyne Yi, voice of Chloe
Daniel Chong, Creator
Mikey Heller, Head writer
Louie Zong, Story Artist
Kris Mukai, Writer

($35 Orchestra, $25 Balcony, All Ages)

Artists
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Bobby Moynihan

Bobby Moynihan was a cast member on "SNL” for nine seasons. He quickly became a leading man on CBS’s "Me, Myself & I”. He can also be seen on Netflix’s "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," and he's upcoming on IFC's "Documentary Now." Moynihan's other television credits include "Girls... Read More →
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Charlyne Yi

Charlyne Yi is a professional polymath. She scores television specials and movies, performs standup on "Conan," paints, and has appeared in numerous TV shows and films including "Knocked Up," "Steven Universe," "30 Rock," and more.
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Daniel Chong

Daniel Chong is a two-time Annie Award winner and the creator of the Emmy-nominated animated series, "We Bare Bears," produced by Cartoon Network Studios. In 2018, "We Bare Bears" won its first Annie Award in the Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production for Children category... Read More →
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Eric Edelstein

Eric Edelstein is an actor, improv performer and writer who has amassed some fantastic comedic work throughout his time in Los Angeles. Eric is currently voicing the role of ‘Grizz’ in "We Bare Bears" and ‘Chad’ in "Clarence" for Cartoon Network. Eric has had recurring roles... Read More →
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Kris Mukai

Kris Mukai is an illustrator and cartoonist, she has drawn for The New Yorker, The New York Times, and DC comics, as well as storyboarded for "Adventure Time" and "Craig of the Creek." She currently writes on "We Bare Bears" and the upcoming WBB spin-off.
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Louie Zong

Louie Zong is an illustrator and musician. He has done work for Disney, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network, and storyboarded on "We Bare Bears." He is currently at Netflix on the upcoming musical show "Centaurworld."
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Mikey Heller

Mikey Heller is an LA-based writer, comedian, and cartoonist. He’s the head-writer of Cartoon Network’s Emmy nominated series "We Bare Bears." His other credits include Cartoon Network’s "Unikitty!," Comedy Central’s "Saturday Morning-ish Cartoons," and his webcomic "Time... Read More →



1:00pm

Traumatized with Erin and Jason
Traumatized with Erin and Jason is a comedy podcast in which hosts Erin Ridgeway and Jason Apple take a look back at the children's movies and TV shows that terrified us as kids, and re-examine them in the cold light of adulthood. We cover children's movies and TV shows from our Xennial childhood, from "Watership Down" to "Return to Oz" to "Are You Afraid of the Dark," to name just a few. Why was kids’ entertainment so weird from the ‘70s to the early ‘90s? What was up with Disney’s foray into family-friendly horror? How did "Poltergeist" manage to get a PG rating? We may never get to the bottom of it, but we’re exploring those questions and many more with fast-paced banter, pop culture references, and occasionally, actual knowledge. ($18, 18+)


3:00pm

The Bunny Ears Podcast + "Uncle Buck" 30th Anniversary Screening
After a special 30th anniversary screening of the classic John Hughes / John Candy comedy "Uncle Buck," co-starring a 9-year-old Macaulay Culkin, join fully-grown Macaulay himself and very special guest Thomas Lennon as they chat about comedy, acting, and whatever else comes up. ($40 Orchestra - Front, $30 Orchestra - Side/Rear, $20 Balcony, All Ages)

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Macaulay Culkin

Macaulay Culkin began his stage career at the age of four and shot to international stardom with his lead role in the John Hughes classic "Home Alone," in which he played Kevin McCallister. Culkin received a Golden Globe nomination for his performance.His additional film credits include... Read More →
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Thomas Lennon

Thomas Lennon is a writer and actor from Oak Park, Illinois.  He attended the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, where he joined the influential sketch comedy group “The State.”  The State’s hit television series ran on MTV for three seasons and received an Ace... Read More →



Sunday January 12, 2020 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

4:00pm

Each/Other with Scott Adsit and Tami Sagher
Scott Adsit ("30 Rock," "Big Hero 6") and Tami Sagher ("Inside Amy Schumer," "Broad City") return to SF Sketchfest to once again blow your improv mind and relocate it to a better improv neighborhood. Two Second City legends, two chairs, one night only. With an opening improv set by Death Hammer, Hosted by Caleb Lush($35 Premium Seating, $25 General Admission, All Ages)

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Caleb Lush

My work has taken me all over the world from being a deckhand on boats in South America, to a teacher in the Peace Corps, and now to the stage as a stand up comedian. I feel no closer to figure out who I want to be as a human being.As a comic, I have performed all over the country... Read More →
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Death Hammer

Death Hammer performs an original long form format that takes heavy metal as its inspiration, and offers a unique perspective on what is "metal" and an extreme perspective on what is "funny". Tear off your shirt sleeves, throw up the metal horns, and come find out what Metal Improv... 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... Read More →
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Tami Sagher

Tami Sagher was a writer and producer for "How I Met Your Mother." She was also a writer on HBO's "Bored to Death" and "30 Rock" on NBC. She is an alumna of the Second City mainstage and etc theaters in Chicago, and has been featured on "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Knocked Up," and "This... Read More →



Sunday January 12, 2020 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

4:00pm

Why Won't You Date Me? Live Podcast with Nicole Byer
Nicole Byer is an actress, comedian and writer, Nicole hosts the baking show "Nailed It" currently streaming on Netflix and has a sitcom loosely based on her life streaming on Facebook Watch called "Loosely Exactly Nicole." She also hosts a podcast called "Why Won't You Date Me?" She recently starred on the short lived Fox sketch show "Party Over Here." You've also seen her on "MTV's Girl Code," "30 Rock," "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," "Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates," "@Midnight," "Adult Swim," "Chelsea Lately," "Transparent," "Lady Dynamite," and a Nestle commercial that only runs in Israel. She co-wrote and starred in "The Pursuit of Sexiness" which Variety named a web series to watch. Nicole was featured as a Time Out LA comic to watch in 2015, and Refinery 29 says she’s a female comic to look out for. She’s also been featured in Cosmopolitan, Ladies Home Journal, Elle and Ebony. Nicole has done lots of fun shit. ($50 Reserved Premium Seating + Post-show Meet & Greet, $35 General Admission, 18+)

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Nicole Byer

Nicole Byer is an actress, comedian and writer, Nicole hosts the baking show "Nailed It" currently streaming on Netflix and has a sitcom loosely based on her life streaming on Facebook Watch called "Loosely Exactly Nicole." She also hosts a podcast called "Why Won't You Date Me... Read More →



Sunday January 12, 2020 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

4:00pm

SF Sketchfest Tribute to The Monkees: A Conversation with Michael Nesmith & Micky Dolenz
SF Sketchfest is delighted to pay tribute to groundbreaking rock and roll band and television icons The Monkees, with an in-depth conversation with Michael Nesmith and Micky Dolenz, moderated by Paul Myers.

The Monkees saga began in 1965 when four young men were cast in a television show about a struggling rock band that was inspired by the Beatles’ A Hard Day’s Night. Few could have predicted the impact the Monkees would have on music and pop culture at large, one that still reverberates more than 50 years later.

Formed in Los Angeles for the eponymous television series, the quartet of Dolenz, Nesmith, the late Peter Tork and Davy Jones brought a singular mix of pop, rock, psychedelia, Broadway and country to their music. The Monkees’ first single, “Last Train To Clarksville,” was released in 1966 and quickly headed for the top spot of the Billboard charts as a part of the band's self-titled debut album, where it would ultimately sit for 13 of the 78 weeks it remained in the Top 200. (Two decades later, in the midst of a new burst of Monkee-mania, The Monkees popped back onto the charts, bringing the total number of weeks to 102.)

By the time the series aired its final new episode on March 25, 1968, the Monkees had seen three further albums top the charts — More of the Monkees, Headquarters, and Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd. All were released in 1967, staggeringly enough, racking up several more hit singles, with “I’m A Believer,” “(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone,” “A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You,” “The Girl I Knew Somewhere,” “Pleasant Valley Sunday,” “Words,” “Daydream Believer,” “Valleri,” and “Tapioca Tundra” all finding their way into the Billboard Top 40. The final tally: 16 million albums and 7.5 million singles sold in a mere 2 1/2 years.

After the series’ two-season run, the group went on to star in the cult feature film Head (co-written by Jack Nicholson) and a TV special (33 1/3 Revolutions per Monkee) while also continuing to record new material. But as the ’60s gave way to the ’70s, the members of the Monkees eventually gave in to their individual musical interests and went their separate ways . . . for awhile.

In February 1986, after MTV broadcast a marathon of The Monkees, Dolenz, Jones, and Tork reunited for a 20th anniversary tour, with Nesmith joining them onstage for the Los Angeles date of the tour. In 1996, all four members of the group reunited for a new album (Justus) and TV special (Hey, Hey, It’s the Monkees).

In the wake of Jones’s death on February 12, 2012, the surviving members of the Monkees reunited and performed a series of concerts. The shows were received so triumphantly that Dolenz, Nesmith, and Tork returned the following summer for a tour dubbed, “A Midsummer’s Night With the Monkees.”

To celebrate the Monkees’ 50th anniversary in 2016, the surviving members of the band recorded the critically acclaimed album Good Times. Much like the Monkees’ early albums, it featured tracks written for the band by a group of gifted songwriters, including Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie), Rivers Cuomo (Weezer), Andy Partridge (XTC) and more. To support the album, Dolenz and Tork launched a successful worldwide tour that featured Nesmith on four of the shows.

On April 3rd, Nesmith and Dolenz celebrate the release of their first live album from Rhino and launch a companion tour of the United States.

($50 Orchestra, $40 Balcony, All Ages)

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Michael Nesmith

Singer - songwriter – pioneer: all words best describing Michael Nesmith. Starting in the Texas folk scene in 1963, he quickly blossomed into a brilliant tunesmith during his time on the Emmy award-winning "The Monkees." His melodic, country-tinged songs were regularly featured... Read More →
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Micky Dolenz

Micky has performed just about every creative role you can in Hollywood: actor, musician, television director, radio personality and theater director. He is of course most acclaimed for his voice, which gave birth to such hits as “I’m A Believer,” “Last Train To Clarksville... Read More →
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Paul Myers

A frequent contributor to SF Sketchfest, Paul Myers is the author of several pop culture biographies including "Kids In The Hall: One Dumb Guy," and "A Wizard A True Star: Todd Rundgren In The Studio," and is a co-editor of, and contributor to, a recent anthology from Rare Bird Books... Read More →



5:30pm

Nerd Rage: The Great Debates

Nerd Rage: The Great Debates is a weekly podcast where moderator Marc Abrigo challenges members of Komedio Comedy to a no-hold-barred, improvised debate with the funniest stand-up comics, podcasters, and even pro-wrestlers over the most absurd of nerdy topics. The live show puts the audience in the driver's seat to suggest topics for the debate teams square off and settle once and for all -- are you ready to rage? With Marc Abrigo, Will Scovill, Wonder Dave, Stephen Ku, Tirumari Jothi and Kristee Ono. (Free, 21+)

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Kristee Ono

A little dark, a little weird, a lot of burritos. Kristee Ono is a San Francisco based stand up comedian exploring depression and food obsession with an unwarranted optimism entertaining enough that no one has asked her to stop as of yet. She is a member of the Komedio Comedy a nerd... Read More →
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Marc Abrigo

Marc Abrigo is a stand-up comedian, writer, and voice/stage actor from the San Francisco Bay Area. Off stage, he is the creator of "On This Very Screen," a movie review podcast reviewing the entire filmography of WWE Studios, the co-creator and host of the comedic debate podcast/live... Read More →
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Stephen Ku

Stephen Ku has been performing standup comedy at comic book conventions, game stores, and more around the nation! One of the producers of the Komedio network, Stephen is always up for standup comedy, board games, or ranting way too long about "Star Wars!"
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Tirumari Jothi

Tirumari is a geeky stand-up comedian, improviser, sketch comedian, and actor based in the Bay Area and has performed at a variety of venues around California and the country. You can find him through either his comedy group, Komedio, and their weekly podcast, "Nerd Rage: The Great... Read More →
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Will Scovill

Will Scovill has been lurking around the Bay Area comedy scene for the last decade. He is the co-creator of and producer of "Nerd Rage: The Great Debates!" & "Tales From The Swan Hote"l has acted as A/V tech and editor on several live shows and podcasts including "Talkies," "Sup Doc... Read More →
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Wonder Dave

Wonder Dave is a comedian and writer from Minneapolis, MN, now living in Northern California. He has toured the country performing at New York’s Cinder Block Comedy Festival, Gen Con, numerous colleges, cabarets, sci-fi and comic conventions, burlesque shows, strip clubs and bowling... Read More →



Sunday January 12, 2020 5:30pm - 6:30pm
PianoFight Bar 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

7:00pm

Herbeaver, Palermo & Pohly and Secret Family

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! ($18, All Ages)

Artists
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Anthony Zuccaro

Anthony Zuccaro is comic of 7 years from San Francisco. He’s opened for Jen Kirkman at Cobb’s Comedy Club on her tour dates. He’s also headlined the Monkey House in Berkeley and shot a 45 min special at SF’s Oasis. Recently, Anthony was on lineup for the Sacramento Comedy... Read More →
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Brian Palermo

BRIAN PALERMO may be a familiar face to some from his numerous television appearances. He has guest-starred recently on "Modern Family," "2 Broke Girls" and "The League" among others. And he is a recurring correspondent for "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno."He is an engaging actor... Read More →
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Herbeaver

Herbeaver is a sketch comedy troupe formed in 2017 by Katie Preston, Heather Gallant, and Mallory Morgan. These ladies met at the University of Windsor while obtaining their BFA’s in acting, where they developed a life long friendship. They know that it will last a lifetime because... Read More →
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Jessica Pohly

Jessica is originally from New York City and has a BA in Art History from Pomona College. She has toured with the American Shakespeare Center and Theater at Monmouth. Recently you can catch her on "Huge in France," "SMILF," and "Goliath." Other TV/Film credits include "Pee Wee's Big... Read More →
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Palermo & Pohly

This duo improv set is a “longform structure - without structure" featuring two dynamic performers from The Groundlings. Led with characters suggested by the audience, Brian and Jess will spin out and explore some fictional lives. Relatable & Ridiculous. Funny & Frivolous. Palermo... Read More →
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Secret Family

Eccentric college students teaming up for a crack at the utterly absurd.



7:00pm

Live From The Alamo
Remember The Alamo -- and the time that you saw SF Sketchfest take over House 5 for a series of stand-up comedy showcases with some of the best emerging joke tellers in the nation! And a few from Canada, too. ($18, 18+)

Alamo Drafthouse - No Latecomers Policy
Alamo Drafthouse has a no latecomers policy. If you arrive after the show has started, venue staff reserves the right to prevent late admittance to ensure an optimal show experience for the rest of the audience.
https://drafthouse.com/theater/new-mission/admission

Artists
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Annick Adelle

Annick Adelle is originally from Germany and quickly conquered America’s heart. She started in San Francisco, now lives in LA, performs regularly at LA’s Laugh Factory, LA’s Comedy Store, did San Francisco's Sketchfest and recently Atlanta’s Laughing Skull Festival. She is... Read More →
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Arjun Banerjee

Arjun Banerjee was born and raised in the Bay Area and has been doing stand up there since he graduated High School. His comedy has been described as "great and definitely funny enough" by his therapist. He has performed at SF Sketchfest, the Cape Fear Comedy Festival, and the Desi... Read More →
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Dro Knows

Dro Knows, or as the government refers to him, Alejandro Ochoa, is a San Francisco stand up comedian. This charming goofball has won over crowds all across the west coast with his nutty opinions and the unpredictable rhythms of his voice. He is a paid regular at the SF Punch Line... Read More →
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Francesca Fiorentini

Francesca Fiorentini is a stand up comic and news correspondent. She is the host of the web series "Newsbroke" on AJ+ and MSNBC’s “Red White and Who?” She has been featured on "Lovett or Leave It" and is a regular contributor to the progressive news network "The Young Turks... Read More →
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Geoff Plitt

Geoff Plitt has performed standup comedy for over 10 years, and has performed with greats such as Sarah Silverman, Kevin Nealon, Demetri Martin, Dana Gould, Maria Bamford, and Kyle Kinane. He most recently was a Semifinalist at the San Diego Comedy Festival, and recent club gigs include... Read More →
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Hayley Beacon

Hayley Beacon is a Bay Area native but has been a selected performer across the country at SF Sketchfest, Laughing Devil NY, Pittsburgh Comedy Festival, and Motor City Comedy Fest. Even though she sounds like a pathological liar, all Hayley's material is based off real life experiences... Read More →
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James Mwaura

James Mwaura is a SF-based standup comedian. James is biracial - half black, half regular - and grew up in Georgia. Onstage, James likes to discuss his half-Kenyan, half-German identity (or lack thereof), dating in the silly town of San Francisco, and, most importantly, white peo... Read More →
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Krista Fatka

Krista Fatka runs a regular show at The San Francisco Punch Line called The Charm Offensive where she performs with her comedy BFF's and gets to book some of her all time comedy heroes. She won the 2017 Sacramento Comedy Competition, she's performed at Outside Lands, and has been... Read More →
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Wilfred Padua

Wilfred Padua is a comedian in New York who has an MFA in Writing from some place in Chicago. He has performed at Bumbershoot, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Big Sky, and the 10,000 Laughs Comedy Festival. He has been featured on NPR and Sirius XM, and was named one of the 50 Best Undiscovered... Read More →



7:30pm

Brooks Wheelan

Brooks Wheelan originally hails from Iowa where he attended the University of Iowa. In 2015, he released his debut album "This Is Cool, Right?," which hit #1 on the iTunes charts and was included on PASTE Magazine’s 10 Best Comedy Albums of 2015 list. His television credits include HBO’s "Girls," Comedy Central’s "The Half Hour," "@Midnight," "Adam Devine’s House Party," NBC’s "Late Night with Seth Myers," MTV’s "Ridiculousness" and TBS’ "CONAN." He was a writer and cast member on Season 39 of NBC’s "Saturday Night Live." Rolling Stone named Brooks as one the Top 45 Acts of Bonnaroo 2014. In 2012 he hit the comedy scene in stride when he was invited to perform at the New York Comedy Festival as a part of Comedy Central’s Top 10 Comics to Watch, and was a breakout performer as a new face at the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal. Other festival appearances include SXSW, Sasquatch, Austin’s Moontower Comedy Festival, Portland’s Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Comedy Central South Beach Comedy Festival. Brooks currently lives in Los Angeles and can be seen headlining colleges and clubs throughout the US. This is a partially seated show—arrive early for a seat. ($25, 21+)

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Brooks Wheelan

Brooks originally hails from Iowa where he attended the University of Iowa. In 2015, he releasedhis debut album "This Is Cool, Right?," which hit #1 on the iTunes charts and was included on PASTEMagazine’s 10 Best Comedy Albums of 2015 list. His television credits include HBO’s... Read More →



Sunday January 12, 2020 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94114

7:30pm

"Clue" 35th Anniversary
SF Sketchfest is thrilled to get a "Clue" and celebrate the 35th anniversary of the beloved classic ensemble comedy whodunit based on the popular board game of the same name. Join the wonderfully talented actors Lesley Ann Warren ("Miss Scarlet") and Colleen Camp ("Yvette, the maid") and hilarious writer/director Jonathan Lynn live in person for a screening and onstage conversation about the making of the film and its legacy, moderated by Robert Strong.

7 guests, 1 butler and 1 maid converge on a New England mansion for dinner in 1954, where they try and solve a series of murders happening under their very noses. The film is full of hilarious one-liners and madcap slapstick and features great performances from an all-star cast of comedy luminaries including Warren, Camp, Tim Curry ("Wadsworth, the butler"), Eileen Brennan ("Mrs. Peacock"), Madeline Kahn ("Mrs. White"), Christopher Lloyd (Professor Plum"), Michael McKean ("Mr. Green") and Martin Mull ("Colonel Mustard"). ($45 Orchestra, $35 Balcony, All Ages)

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Colleen Camp

Colleen Camp recently shot Gia Coppola’s feature "Mainstream" opposite Andrew Garfield and Maya Hawke. She will next star opposite Mark Wahlberg in Peter Berg’s upcoming Netflix comedy "Wonderland." She was also recently seen in theaters in Universal’s "A House With a Clock... Read More →
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Jonathan Lynn

Jonathan Lynn has directed 10 feature films including "Clue" (which he also wrote), "Nuns on the Run" (also written by Mr Lynn), "My Cousin Vinny," "The Distinguished Gentleman," "Sgt. Bilko," "Greedy," "Trial And Error," "The Whole Nine Yards," "The Fighting Temptations" and "Wild... Read More →
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Lesley Ann Warren

After winning Broadway’s “Most Promising Newcomer” Award at the age of 17, in the Broadway production 110 In the Shade, Lesley Ann Warren found stardom on the small screen in the title role of the legendary Rogers & Hammerstein’s musical adaptation of "Cinderella."Warren’s... Read More →
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Robert Strong

Robert Strong, the San Francisco Magician, has twice been voted San Francisco's 'Best Comedian' and three times voted San Francisco's 'Best Magician'. He has performed in over 40 countries, in all 50 states, on every major TV network, and twice at the White House. He will make your... Read More →



Sunday January 12, 2020 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

8:00pm

Edinburgh Spotlight: Police Cops in Badass Be Thy Name

Multi award winning comedy trio Police Cops bring you their brand new 90’s inspired comedy blockbuster, Badass Be Thy Name.

In a gritty northern town in 1999, complete with a 90’s rave soundtrack, a kitchen sink drama turns into a vampire-slaying horror epic. Supercharged physical comedy with more vampires than you can shake a stake at, this latest hour from the acclaimed trio promises to be a rip roaring hour of raucous physical comedy.

TOTAL SELLOUT SHOW EDINBURGH FRINGE 2019

BRITISH COMEDY GUIDE RECOMMENDED SHOW 2019

★★★★★ Broadway Baby
★★★★★ ThreeWeeks
★★★★★ Theatre Weekly
★★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
★★★★ The Fountain
★★★★ FringeGuru
★★★★ The Student Newspaper
★★★★ The Wee Review ($20, All Ages)

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Police Cops - Badass Be Thy Name

Multi award winning comedy trio Police Cops bring you their brand new 90’s inspired comedy blockbuster, Badass Be Thy Name.In a gritty northern town in 1999, complete with a 90’s rave soundtrack, a kitchen sink drama turns into a vampire-slaying horror epic. Supercharged physical... Read More →



Sunday January 12, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm

Asian AF
Asian AF (Asian As F***) is the hit Asian American variety show held at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in both Los Angeles and New York. Asian AF spotlights the most talented Asian American comedians, actors, improvisers, musicians, dancers, and storytellers. A typical show features a stand-up comedian, a sketch portion, a musical element, sketch videos, and an improv team - with a new cast every month.Every show has sold out since its debut in November 2016, some selling out in only a few hours. Due to the immense popularity in Los Angeles, Asian AF was brought to New York in June 2017 and met with the same excitement. The show has been featured on news sites such as NBC News, ABC News, LA Times, Splitsider, ATTN, and many more. Previous guests include Margaret Cho, Aparna Nancherla, Eugene Cordero, Kulap Vilaysack, Sheng Wang, Joel Kim Booster, Keiko Agena, Suzy Nakamura, Manny Jacinto, Hudson Yang, and Ronny Chieng. ($35 Premium Seating, $25 General Admission, All Ages)

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Will Choi

Will Choi is an LA based actor, writer, & producer. He is best known as the creator of the hit Asian American variety show "Asian AF" at the UCB Theatre in Los Angeles & New York, along with "Filipino AF" & "South Asian AF". Currently, Will is the host of NBC News’ docu-series "Break... Read More →



Sunday January 12, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

SF Sketchfest Threesome: Erica Rhodes, Sara Schaefer, and Kate Willett
Three SF Sketchfest favorites, Erica Rhodes, Sara Schaefer and Kate Willett combine forces for this delightful night of stand-up, hosted by Grey Griffin($35 Reserved Front Row Seating, $30 Reserved Premium Seating, $25 General Admission, 18+)

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Erica Rhodes

Erica Rhodes has appeared on ABC’s "Modern Family," HBO’s "Veep," Fox’s "New Girl," IFC’s "Comedy Bang Bang," and recurred on TruTV’s "Fameless"  She was a regular panelist on Comedy Central’s "@midnight" and Fox’s "Punchline." Her standup TV appearances include the... Read More →
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Grey Griffin

My stand-up is mostly about being a single mom with 3 kids who does a lot of weird voices! I have been doing cartoon voices for over 20 years and "My First Comedy Special" just debuted on Amazon! 5 stars!
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Kate Willett

Kate Willett is a comedian, actress, and writer whose raunchy feminist storytelling is both smart and relatable. She was recently a correspondent for the "Jim Jefferies Show" at Politicon 2017. She’s been featured on Viceland’s "Flophouse" and her appearance on Comedy Central’s... Read More →
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Sara Schaefer

Sara Schaefer is a critically acclaimed stand up comedian, writer, and producer currently based in Los Angeles. She was the co-host of MTV’s late night show "Nikki & Sara Live." Sara has appeared on "@midnight," "John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show," "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon... Read More →



Sunday January 12, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

9:00pm

Daytime Talk at Night, Death Hammer and Elephant Empire

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! ($18, All Ages)

Artists
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Daytime Talk at Night

Composed of improvisers of various backgrounds, the members of Daytime Talk at Night came together in September 2017 to produce a show that allowed them to dive into character for an extended period. Everyone on Daytime Talk at Night also plays on other teams that are local favorites... Read More →
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Death Hammer

Death Hammer performs an original long form format that takes heavy metal as its inspiration, and offers a unique perspective on what is "metal" and an extreme perspective on what is "funny". Tear off your shirt sleeves, throw up the metal horns, and come find out what Metal Improv... Read More →
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Elephant Empire

Elephant Empire mixes silliness with drama, presenting classic sketch comedy around a strange tale that is "funny for a different reason." So we've got sketches about drinking too much milk, falling down stairs, and a 26-step orange peeler but then we perform a story like the Monkey's... Read More →
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Eric Rubin

Eric´s oddball, live-looped, character driven musical comedy has appeared at SF sketchfest '17, '18, '19, Sac Comedy Festival, SF Fringe Festival, San Francisco Improv Festival, Speechless Live, Mortified, Tourettes without Regrets, Dragon Productions Theater, Pianofight, Bread and... Read More →



Sunday January 12, 2020 9:00pm - 10:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

10:00pm

Resistance is Fertile

Brooke Heinichen and Geneva Rust-Orta bring you Resistance is Fertile, San Francisco's only regular all-female showcase, featuring the Bay Area’s rising stars in comedy to discuss the joys of being a woman in a batshit world and the art of resisting everything but our favorite vices. Each show features several raffles of donated goodies from San Francisco's own Good Vibrations. ($18, All Ages)

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Andie Main

Andie Main is a Portland based comedian who just completed moderating and writing the show A Town Hall with Paul Ryan starring Chris Fairbanks, which toured in midwestern swingstates the day after Paul Ryan announced his retirement. There is no possible reason that Paul Ryan retired... Read More →
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Becky Yamamoto

Becky Yamamoto is a comedian, actor and writer. She's been performing comedy for years, honing her skills at NY institutions like UCB, The PIT where she studied and performed improv and stand up and sketch. She also co-hosted one of the longest running lady produced stand up shows... Read More →
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Brooke Heinichen

Brooke is a San Francisco stand-up comedian, whose feel-good, high-energy comedy act covers her Ohio upbringing, tied together with vibrant, animated storytelling and warm crowd interaction. She is the winner of the 2019 Rooster T Feather’s comedy competition, out of 180+ comics... Read More →
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Geneva Rust-Orta

Geneva Rust-Orta is a stand-up comedian from Oakland, California. She got her start in comedy while at university in Northeast England. While in England, she performed all over the UK, and was named, "Second Funniest Jew" at the 2015 Jewish Comedian of the Year Competition in London... Read More →
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Jade Theriault

Jade Theriault is a cyborg who combines provocative thought with moving furniture. Jade found art in a sweaty high school piano closet, anticipating a ride home on a smaller yellow bus. This led to an 8 year exploration of comedy, visual art, music, and feelings. Manufactured in the... Read More →
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Jalisa Robinson

Jalisa Robinson is a bay area comedian originally reigning from the Midwest. You can catch her at venues like The Premise, the Setup, Copyright, and Cheaper than Therapy where she was the former resident comedian. Come out and laugh with or at her, it'll be tight or something.



Sunday January 12, 2020 10:00pm - 11:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Monday, January 13
 

7:00pm

SF Sketchfest Tribute to Molly Shannon, in conversation with Bruce McCulloch + 20th Anniversary Screening of "Superstar"
SF Sketchfest proudly celebrates the talent, imagination and humor of the wonderful Molly Shannon, whose arrival at "Saturday Night Live" in 1995 took the comedy world by storm, quickly making her a fan favorite. She is beloved for her original, strange and hilarious characters, many of which were infused with a touching vulnerability. Perhaps the most famous of such characters is Mary Katherine Gallagher, whose popularity led to the film "Superstar" in 1999. Since leaving SNL in 2001, Molly has continued to portray complex, funny, fascinating female characters across television and film, including her current role as Diane on HBO's "Divorce." Molly is joined by "Superstar" director Bruce McCulloch in conversation for this special 20th anniversary screening. ($35, 18+)

Alamo Drafthouse - No Latecomers Policy
Alamo Drafthouse has a no latecomers policy. If you arrive after the show has started, venue staff reserves the right to prevent late admittance to ensure an optimal show experience for the rest of the audience. https://drafthouse.com/theater/new-mission/admission

Artists
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Bruce McCulloch

Bruce is a member of the The Kids in the Hall who recently returned toT.V. with the two series “Death Comes to Town” and “Young Drunk Punk.”Bruce spends most of his time in L.A. where he writes and produces for network and cable television. He’s also known as the creator... Read More →
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Molly Shannon

Molly Shannon has become one of Hollywood’s most sought-after talents on television and the silver screen.  Shannon spent six seasons as a member of the repertory company on “Saturday Night Live,” primarily known for the eclectic characters she created, such as Mary Katherine... Read More →



8:00pm

Spotlight: Freeform's "Everything's Gonna Be Ok" with Josh Thomas & cast
Join the cast of Freeform’s highly anticipated comedy, “Everything’s Gonna Be Okay” for a sneak preview screening and panel discussion with series creator, executive producer and star Josh Thomas (“Please Like Me”), joined by co-stars Kayla Cromer, Maeve Press and Adam Faison.

About the show:
Premiering THURSDAY, JANUARY 16 on Freeform, “Everything’s Gonna Be Okay” introduces Nicholas (Josh Thomas), a neurotic twenty-something-year-old visiting his dad and teenage half-sisters (Kayla Cromer and Maeve Press), one of whom is on the autism spectrum. When Nicholas’ trip is extended due to his father’s untimely death, the siblings are left to cope with not only a devastating loss, but also the realization that Nicholas is the one who will have to rise to the occasion, move in, and hold it all together. Navigating autism, budding sexuality, consent, parenthood, adolescence, family and grief, the heartfelt comedy will follow this imperfect family as they discover the importance of finding happiness in the middle of really difficult moments, one awkward conversation at a time.

Neurodiverse actress and activist Kayla Cromer stars as Matilda, a high school senior who is driven to succeed and on the autism spectrum. She is Nicholas's bright and outgoing half-sister who is curious and contemplative, and if she doesn’t initially understand something she’ll put in the work to figure it out. 17-year-old stand-up comedienne Maeve Press as Genevieve, Nicholas’ other half-sister who has a unique comedic sensibility and is clever, dramatic and definitely a little weird. At school she’s at odds with her authentic self, hanging around a group of girls who sharply contrast her kind-hearted family and she struggles with finding her place in the world. Newcomer Adam Faison rounds out the cast of series regulars as Alex, a romantic interest of Nicholas’ introduced in the first episode.

Stephanie Swedlove and Kevin Whyte also serve as executive producers, with David Martin, Jon Thoday, and Richard Allen-Turner executive producing for Avalon Television. ($20, All Ages)

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Adam Faison

Adam just wrapped as a Series Regular on the Freeform series, Everything’s Gonna Be Okay.  In the past year, Adam has been very busy, shooting a lead role in the MGM feature film remake of Weekend of Bernie’s, tentatively called Keep Hope Alive, as well as being a SR on the go90... Read More →
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Josh Thomas

Josh is best known for creating, writing, directing and starring in the series "Please Like Me" (ABC2/Pivot/Hulu) which with its uniquely honest blend of comedy and drama has gained massive critical praise and led him to be likened to the male Lena Dunham through his charming, real... Read More →
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Kayla Cromer

Kayla Cromer is the daughter of Reno and Pam Cromer. Kayla has always had a love for acting! Ever since seeing “Pirates Of The Caribbean And The Curse Of The Black Pearl”, with her parents, the film ignited her passion, even more. Before Kayla started to pursue a career in the... Read More →
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Maeve Press

Just wrapped as SR on a new FreeForm series "Everything's Gonna Be Ok" (Josh Thomas / Avalon producing) which shot this summer and will be out 2020. She was the youngest comedian ever to perform at Boston's Women in Comedy Festival, NJ's Hoboken Comedy Festival and the Burbank Comedy... Read More →



Monday January 13, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
 
Tuesday, January 14
 

7:00pm

Riffer's Delight: "Rambo: First Blood Part II"
Cheap shots from the cheap seats! Riffer's Delight is back at SF Sketchfest to skewer beloved action classic "Rambo: First Blood Part II." Featuring comedians Natasha Muse and Nato Green, Riffer's Delight is Alamo Drafthouse's monthly movie mocking series which takes aim at the films you're most nostalgic about, for better or worse! Special guest riffers to be announced. ($15, 18+)

Alamo Drafthouse - No Latecomers Policy
Alamo Drafthouse has a no latecomers policy. If you arrive after the show has started, venue staff reserves the right to prevent late admittance to ensure an optimal show experience for the rest of the audience.
https://drafthouse.com/theater/new-mission/admission

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Natasha Muse

Natasha Muse is like the C3P0 of San Francisco comedy: a bunch of small bears once mistook her for a golden god but in reality she’s a bumbling robot (as well as a mom, a transsexual, and a firm agnostic). The SF Weekly once declared her a “Comedian to Watch” in 2014, and in... Read More →
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Nato Green

San Francisco native Nato Green is the country’s only semi-functional hybrid of comedian, writer, and union organizer.Nato Green released his second comedy album "The Whiteness Album" on Blonde Medicine Records, appeared in the film "Sorry to Bother You." "The Whiteness Album" was... Read More →



7:30pm

Bruce McCulloch: Tales of Bravery and Stupidity
Former Kids in the Hall member Bruce McCulloch’s Tales of Bravery and Stupidity is a one-man show that is funny and at times touching. Part stand-up, part storytelling, it looks at some of the bravely stupid things that Bruce has done, and things we all do as we get ourselves in and out of trouble as we “throw ourselves at life.” With an opening set by Ben Palmer: Hope This Helps($40 Premium Seating, $30 General Admission, All Ages)

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Ben Palmer / Hope This Helps

Hope This Helps is a live stand-up comedy slideshow that presents the best of Ben Palmer's notorious Facebook trolling. Ben trolls entitled customers on corporate Facebook pages, anti-vaxxers, megachurch pastors, corporations, and the city governments of Atlanta, Los Angeles, and... Read More →
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Bruce McCulloch

Bruce is a member of the The Kids in the Hall who recently returned toT.V. with the two series “Death Comes to Town” and “Young Drunk Punk.”Bruce spends most of his time in L.A. where he writes and produces for network and cable television. He’s also known as the creator... Read More →



Tuesday January 14, 2020 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

An Awkward Conversation with Tony Hale, with a spotlight on "Archibald's Next Big Thing"
It's time for an awkward conversation with hilarious actor Tony Hale ("Arrested Development," and "VEEP") as he talks about his career and whatever else you want to ask him, and sheds some light on his new Netflix original series "Archibald's Next Big Thing."($35 Reserved Premium Seating, $25 General Admission, 18+)

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Tony Hale

Tony Hale started his career playing “Buster Bluth” on the ground-breaking series "Arrested Development" and has since garnered two Emmy awards for his work playing “Gary Walsh” on the HBO hit "VEEP." Some of his other credits include "A Series of Unfortunate Events," "The... Read More →



Tuesday January 14, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

8:00pm

Talking Simpsons

Now entering their fifth year, Talking Simpsons is the premier Springfieldian podcast! Hosts Bob Mackey and Henry Gilbert bring an expert analysis of every episode of the show alongside humorous critiques! And at live shows across the US they've chatted about The Simpsons with some of the shows most esteemed writers and directors! Supported at Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons, the podcast first did a live show at SF Sketchfest 2018, and loves to appear in their hometown's celebration of comedy! With guest Jordan Morris ("Jordan, Jesse, Go!") ($20, All Ages)

Artists
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Jordan Morris

Jordan Morris is a comedy writer and podcaster who wrote for (and occasionally appeared on) Comedy Central's Emmy-winning late night show, "@Midnight." Some other credits include: "Unikitty" for Cartoon Network, "Good Mythical Morning" for YouTube and projects for Funny or Die, Geek... Read More →



Tuesday January 14, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm

The Charm Offensive
Check out San Francisco’s newest hit comedy show The Charm Offensive at the world famous Punch Line Comedy Club. Each show features amazing comedians, up-and-comers with national touring headliners (Conan, Fallon, Kimmel.)

Join us for a night of great jokes and magnetic personalities featuring Paco Romane ("Drunk History") and Destiny’s Mom duo Krista Fatka (SF Sketchfest) and David Roth (Outside Lands Comedy). You’ll laugh. You’ll swoon. And when you regain your composure, you’ll swipe right. Hope your legs are looking sexy, cause we’re gonna charm your pants off. ($20, 18+)

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Annette Mullaney

Annette Mullaney is a standup comic based in San Francisco. Named a "Comic to Catch" by the SF Chronicle, she has performed all over the country including at the Detroit Women of Comedy Festival and Austin's Out of Bounds festival. Her comedy is self-deprecating, feminist, existentialist... Read More →
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David Roth

David is a San Francisco and NYC-based comedian who has performed at Outside Lands, and he produces the hit show The Charm Offensive at the SF Punch Line. David is also a highly awarded advertising creative director who has written two Super Bowl commercials and has collaborated with... Read More →
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Jalisa Robinson

Jalisa Robinson is a bay area comedian originally reigning from the Midwest. You can catch her at venues like The Premise, the Setup, Copyright, and Cheaper than Therapy where she was the former resident comedian. Come out and laugh with or at her, it'll be tight or something.
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Krista Fatka

Krista Fatka runs a regular show at The San Francisco Punch Line called The Charm Offensive where she performs with her comedy BFF's and gets to book some of her all time comedy heroes. She won the 2017 Sacramento Comedy Competition, she's performed at Outside Lands, and has been... Read More →
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Mark Smalls

Mark Smalls is a stand up comedian, podcaster, and all around good guy. Born on the east coast but raised in the west, he smokes weed but is mad about it. In 2018 Mark placed 3rd in the 42nd Annual SF INTL comedy competition and performed in Comedy Centrals Clusterfest. In 2019 he... Read More →
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Melissa McGillicuddy

Melissa McGillicuddy is a stand-up comedian based in Sacramento, California. As a newcomer to the scene in 2015, she won the Wildcard Competition at the Sacramento Comedy Festival. Being an only (and super gay) child raised by a single mom in a conservative town, Melissa found she... Read More →
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Paco Romane

Paco Romane is a comedian, actor, writer, voice-over actor, improviser, and podcaster. His hilarious, engaging, and authentic comedic style has established him as an audience favorite. Paco had been described by Cole Stratton (Co-Founder SF Sketchfest) as a “mashup of all things... Read More →
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Ryan Goodcase

Ryan Goodcase is one of the most promising young stand-up comedians in the Bay Area comedy scene. From his humble beginnings in the Midwest, he has taken to the mic to make his soft, mono-tone voice heard. Praised for his smart writing and dry delivery, Ryan was recently recognized... Read More →



Tuesday January 14, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

SF Sketchfest Tribute to Brian Regan, in conversation with Todd Barry
SF Sketchfest is proud to pay tribute to one of the greatest minds in stand-up comedy: Brian Regan. Join him for a rare night of conversation and Q&A, with comedian Todd Barry.

Critics, fans and fellow comedians agree: Brian Regan is one of the most respected comedians in the country with Vanity Fair calling Brian, “The funniest stand-up alive,” and Entertainment Weekly calling him, “Your favorite comedian’s favorite comedian.” Having built his 30-plus year career on the strength of his material alone, Brian’s non-stop theater tour continuously fills the most beautiful venues across North America, visiting close to 100 cities each year. ($45 Orchestra - Front, $40 Orchestra - Side/Rear, $35 Balcony, All Ages)

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Brian Regan

Critics, fans and fellow comedians agree: Brian Regan is one of the most respected comedians in the country with Vanity Fair calling Brian, “The funniest stand-up alive,” and Entertainment Weekly calling him, “Your favorite comedian’s favorite comedian.” Having built his... 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... Read More →



 
Wednesday, January 15
 

7:00pm

Baby Sheriffs Comedy Game Show

Baby Sheriffs is a monthly interactive comedy game show at Pianofight. During each show, 3 comics team up with 3 audience members to compete in silly games that combine stand-up, improv and storytelling.

Hosted by odd couple Dan Linley (SF Sketchfest, Flappers) and Sara DeForest (SF Sketchfest, 208 Comedy Fest), Baby Sheriffs features quick-witted comedians, questionable scoring systems and literal pies in the face. The winner even gets a prize! ($18, All Ages)

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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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Dan Linley

I do stand up comedy, live in front of people. On stage I am simultaneously aggressive, playful and fully aware of what a jerk I probably seem like. But I'm not. But sometimes I am.
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Frankie Marcos

Frankie Marcos is from San Jose, CA and now lives in Oakland. Frankie has worked with Michael Che, Nicole Byer, Bobby Lee, and more. In 2017 he was the runner up for the annual Rooster T Feathers Comedy Competition out of 100 Bay Area comedians. In 2019, he placed 6th overall in the... Read More →
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Paul Conyers

Paul Conyers' sharp writing and confident performing style have made him a crowd favorite in the Bay Area comedy scene and beyond. He recently signed with Uproar Comedy and will record his first album in November 2019. Paul is a regular at clubs all over the country, including local... Read More →
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Sara DeForest

Sara DeForest is a standup comic based in San Francisco. While her comedy has been described as “intellectual,” she laughs hardest at fart jokes. Sara has performed at SF Sketchfest, Oak City Comedy Festival, 208 Comedy Fest and (most often) seedy dive bars. She is also the co-host... Read More →



Wednesday January 15, 2020 7:00pm - 8:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm

Edinburgh Spotlight: Norwegians of Comedy: Cülture Elité

The Show «Cülture Elité» is a comedy show about elitism, art, culture and the silly world of today with Norwegian comedians Lars Berrum and Martin Beyer-Olsen. Its a mix of stand up, sketch and musical comedy and was awarded «Best Live Show» at the Natt&Dag Awards 2017, and were nominated 3 times at the Norwegian Comedy Awards 2018.

They´re two of Norways most celebrated Stand Ups and they have made several TV-shows together, and also have a well known podcast.

Cülture Elité is attending the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019 for the full run (Their 4th run at the festival) and previously we have performed at SF Sketchfest 2015 under the name of «Norwegians of Comedy»

($22, All Ages)


Wednesday January 15, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm

Jordan, Jesse, Go!
Jordan, Jesse, Go! Live is a hilarious mix of the intelligent, silly and profoundly vulgar. Jesse Thorn (NPR's "Bullseye") and Jordan Morris ("@Midnight," "Unikitty") sit down with Tony Hale ("VEEP," "Arrested Development,") and Glynn Washington (NPR's "Snap Judgment") to talk about feelings, sex, culture and adult life. Plus, they’ll discuss momentous occasions from audience members’ lives and maybe even challenge a fan’s knowledge of the ridiculous with an absurd battle of wits versus a guest. Whatever happens, it's guaranteed to be a great time. ($28, 18+)

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Glynn Washington

Before creating the storytelling NPR show "Snap Judgment," of which he is the host and executive producer, Glynn worked as an educator, diplomat, community activist, actor, political strategist, fist-shaker, mountain-hollerer, and foot stomper. Glynn composed music for the Kunst Stoff... Read More →
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Jesse Thorn

Jesse Thorn is an American public radio show host/creator. He is the host and producer of the radio show and podcast "Bullseye" (formerly "The Sound of Young America"), which is distributed by National Public Radio to over 140 public radio stations. He is the owner and founder of... Read More →
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Jordan Morris

Jordan Morris is a comedy writer and podcaster who wrote for (and occasionally appeared on) Comedy Central's Emmy-winning late night show, "@Midnight." Some other credits include: "Unikitty" for Cartoon Network, "Good Mythical Morning" for YouTube and projects for Funny or Die, Geek... Read More →
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Tony Hale

Tony Hale started his career playing “Buster Bluth” on the ground-breaking series "Arrested Development" and has since garnered two Emmy awards for his work playing “Gary Walsh” on the HBO hit "VEEP." Some of his other credits include "A Series of Unfortunate Events," "The... Read More →



Wednesday January 15, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

Roderick on the Line
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! ($35 Premium Seating, $25 General Admission, All Ages)

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John Roderick

John Roderick is an accomplished musician, the front-man for indie-rock favorites The Long Winters, as well as a writer, politician, and podcaster.  
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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... Read More →



Wednesday January 15, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

Todd Barry: The Crowd Work Tour
A Todd Barry show consists of two things: amazing jokes and amazing crowd work. On this tour, he's not doing the amazing jokes. That's right, an entire show of riffing and bantering with the audience. Could be good! With an opening set by Reggie Conquest. ($40 Reserved Front Row Seating, $35 Reserved Premium Seating, $30 General Admission, 18+)

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Reggie Conquest

Reggie Conquest is from West Philadelphia where he started his comedy career at the legendary Laff House. Since moving to New York City, Reggie has performed on FuseTV’s "Stand Up and Deliver" and written for TruTV’s "Impractical Jokers." His stand-up has been featured at Brooklyn... 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... Read More →



Wednesday January 15, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

8:00pm

SF Sketchfest Tribute to Robert Klein, in conversation
SF Sketchfest is thrilled to pay tribute to legendary entertainer Robert Klein for a rare in-person conversation and Q&A. Don't miss your chance to spend an evening with this TV, Film and Broadway vet who has been enthralling audiences for over forty years. ($45 Orchestra - Front, $40 Orchestra - Side/Rear, $35 Balcony, All Ages)

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Robert Klein

For more than forty years, Robert Klein has entertained audiences, and has an acclaimed career in comedy, on Broadway, on television, and in film.In the spring of 2017, his documentary “Robert Klein Still Can’t Stop His Leg” aired on STARZ. The special is a hilarious look at... Read More →



Wednesday January 15, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Thursday, January 16
 

6:00pm

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! 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, 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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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 →



7:00pm

FATCH, Tom Hearn and The Recchia

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! ($18, All Ages)

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FATCH - The Fat Sketch Comedy Show

FATCH - The Fat Sketch Comedy Show is written and performed by a cast of fat women, who are not only culturally diverse but come from diverse performance backgrounds. In 2018, Nikki Bailey, one of the original founders of LA-based sketch team Women of Color Anonymous, decided on a... Read More →
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Jeff Zenisek

Jeff Zenisek Jeff has been touring all over the United States and in 2019 Jeff was a selected to go entertain the US Troops overseas in Portugal, Spain, Italy, and Germany. He also performed in the 10th Annual Laughing Skull Comedy Festival. Jeff has become a favorite at The Asheville... Read More →
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The Recchia

Your F!#&ed Up Relationship invites an audience member to the stage to be interviewed about a crazy, terrible, or unbelievable relationship from their past. The Recchia then dissects it, using every detail to create an original long form performance. We delight in the unpredictable... Read More →
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Tom Hearn

Tom Hearn is an Canadian Comedy award-winning comedian, writer and producer. As a Solo Sketch comedian Tom has been touring his 5 star reviewed show "Slang" in various cities in Canada. When not flying solo he can be caught in Toronto in hit improv and sketch shoes like: "Hookup at... Read More →



Thursday January 16, 2020 7:00pm - 8:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

7:30pm

Judge John Hodgman
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?” With Jesse Thorn. ($100 Orchestra - Front with Post-Show Meet & Greet, $49 Orchestra - Rear/Side, $39 Balcony, All Ages)

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Jesse Thorn

Jesse Thorn is an American public radio show host/creator. He is the host and producer of the radio show and podcast "Bullseye" (formerly "The Sound of Young America"), which is distributed by National Public Radio to over 140 public radio stations. He is the owner and founder of... Read More →
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John Hodgman

John Hodgman is a writer, comedian, and actor.He is the author of three books of fake facts and invented trivia, all of them New York Times Bestsellers, and his writing has also appeared in The Paris Review, This American Life, The New Yorker, and Mad Magazine.After an appearance... Read More →



Thursday January 16, 2020 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

8:00pm

Friendly Fire
John Roderick, Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison are exploring titles from the entire history of cinema about every war, big and bigger. They discuss filmmaking, geopolitical history, nerd out about uniforms and equipment, and crack wise the entire time. To the victor go the spoiler alerts! ($35 Premium Seating, $25 General Admission, All Ages)

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Adam Pranica

Adam Pranica is a filmmaker and videographer who works with rock bands, tech companies and defense contractors, all while maintaining the impression of being a Sears lawnmower salesperson. Known throughout the Northwest as a person of impeccable taste and character, he drives a 90's... Read More →
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Benjamin Ahr Harrison

A collaborator and supporter of MaximumFun.org for over a decade, video director Benjamin Ahr Harrison is now a podcast co-host. In addition to having filmed many live shows, MaxFunCons and Bullseye interviews, he directed Brian and Lindsay Will Totally Eat That and Put This On Season... Read More →
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John Roderick

John Roderick is an accomplished musician, the front-man for indie-rock favorites The Long Winters, as well as a writer, politician, and podcaster.  



Thursday January 16, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

Never Thought I'd Say This Podcast with Jodie Sweetin and Celia Behar
"Fuller House" star and mother of two Jodie Sweetin and her best friend, life coach Celia Behar, hilariously tackle parenting taboos by sharing war stories from the frontlines of motherhood, talking to special guests about the issues all parents face in 2019, and giving unfiltered advice to listeners. With an opening set from Jeneta St. Clair($35 Reserved Premium Seating, $25 General Admission, 18+)

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Celia Behar

Celia is currently the co-host of the new hit parenting podcast "Never Thought I’d Say This" with her best friend, actress Jodie Sweetin. Their hilarious stories and close friendship aim to take the perfect out of parenting and let other moms know they’re not alone! Celia is also... Read More →
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Jeneta St. Clair

Jeneta is an actor, comedian, writer, and producer. In the myriad of ways she expresses herself, she is funny, talented and driven. While she continues to perform all around LA, she also loves giving back to others. She has always wanted to find a way to combine comedy and humanitarian... Read More →
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Jodie Sweetin

Entrepreneur, actress, producer and author, Jodie Sweetin garnered the love of millions in her role as Stephanie Tanner on ABC's long-running, hugely popular sitcom “Full House,” which still airs in syndication, and the widely popular Netflix spinoff “Fuller House.” The return... Read More →



Thursday January 16, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

8:00pm

Killing My Lobster Presents: Vicious Cycle, Starcrossed, and Forensic Follies of 1978 / That's What She Said

Join San Francisco's beloved Killing My Lobster for three different short shows in one night:

Vicious Cycle: A menstrual journey through song

Starcrossed: The Star Trek/Star Wars Show

Forensic Follies of 1978: True crime comedy, before there was DNA evidence

With an opening set by That's What She Said, hosted by Meghana Indurti. ($20, All Ages)

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Killing My Lobster

Killing My Lobster has been San Francisco's premier sketch comedy group since 1997. Today, KML produces original shows year round, as well as teaching a full roster of sketch comedy writing and acting classes. KML creates fast, smart, fearless sketch comedy that makes people laugh... Read More →
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Meghana Indurti

Meghana was born in Hyderabad, India and grew up in the Washington, D.C. area. She graduated from the College of William & Mary with Cum Laude honors and a degree in Business Marketing & Entrepreneurship, where she led ad campaigns about mental health awareness and sexism in media.She... Read More →
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That's What She Said

An all female sketch comedy show that performs regularly at the Westside Comedy Theater and showcased at the Women's Funny Festival in Chicago this past August.



Thursday January 16, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm

Chris Redd
Chris Redd is an actor, writer, stand-up comic and rapper. In 2018, he received the Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for the “SNL” song “Come Back, Barack.” He most notably appeared in the 2016 film “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping” and opposite Kathy Bates in the Netflix original comedy series “Disjointed.” In 2017, Redd debuted his own half-hour episode of “Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents” and in 2019 released his debut stand-up album “But Here We Are.”

Redd can be seen in the comedy films “Deep Murder,” “The House,” and “A Futile and Stupid Gesture.” In TV, Redd starred in the cult-classic series “Wet Hot American Summer” and was featured in NBC’s “Will & Grace,” Netflix’s “Love,” Comedy Central’s “Detroiters” and “Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents.” Additionally, Redd was featured as a 2016 Standup New Face at Just For Laughs in Montreal. Redd was previously a performer at Chicago’s Second City. ($35, All Ages)

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Chris Redd

Chris Redd is an actor, writer, stand-up comic and rapper. In 2018, he received the Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for the “SNL” song “Come Back, Barack.” He most notably appeared in the 2016 film “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping” and opposite... Read More →



Thursday January 16, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm

SF Sketchfest Threesome: Reggie Conquest, Simon Gibson, and Irene Tu
Three great comics, Reggie Conquest, Simon Gibson and Irene Tu combine forces for this delightful night of stand-up, hosted by Amy Estes! ($24, 18+)

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Amy Estes

Amy Estes started doing comedy around the kitchen table with her very funny family, but didn't take to the stage doing comedy until she was 34. Based in Northern California, Amy has performed at clubs like Sacramento's Laugh's Unlimited, the Punch Line San Francisco and Sacramento... Read More →
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Irene Tu

Irene Tu is a stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. In 2017, the San Francisco Chronicle singled her out as an “artist on the brink of fame,” on the heels of being named one of the “Bay Area’s 11 Best Stand Up Comedians” (SFist) and one of 20 “Women to Watch” (KQED... Read More →
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Reggie Conquest

Reggie Conquest is from West Philadelphia where he started his comedy career at the legendary Laff House. Since moving to New York City, Reggie has performed on FuseTV’s "Stand Up and Deliver" and written for TruTV’s "Impractical Jokers." His stand-up has been featured at Brooklyn... Read More →
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Simon Gibson

Simon Gibson is an LA-based comedian, actor and writer, who was selected to be a New Face at the 2018 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. He recently appeared on NBC’s “Last Call with Carson Daly”, and can currently be seen on the Amazon docu-series "Inside Jokes." Originally... Read More →



Thursday January 16, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

9:00pm

Cosmonauts, Mission Baby, Odell and DeJong and Sara+Sofia

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! ($18, All Ages)

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Chad Denick

Chad Denick started his comedy career in Seattle and is now making a name for himself in San Francisco. Chad is as silly as he is dark. You'll laugh, feel bad, and laugh again.
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Mission Baby

Two pairs of parents struggle with life’s most precious and time sensitive gifts—a lesbian couple in their mid-30’s and a hereto couple with an age difference (woman 35, man 50) navigate the Peter Pan, “I won’t grow up” habitat of San Francisco yet conceive, birth, forgo... Read More →
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Odell & DeJong

Nicole Odell and Christopher DeJong met when they performed together in the Leela Improv Theater Co. staff ensemble in San Francisco, and decided to start a duo improv project. Odell and DeJong has performed in the San Francisco Improv Festival, SF Sketchfest, the San Jose Improv... Read More →
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sara+sofia

sara+sofia (Sara Ambra and Sofia Ambra) are a comedy duo spawned from the girthy womb of their nice mom.* Extremely inspired by Flight of the Conchords, Bo Burhnam, and "Rupaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 2," we fill our stage time with music, spoken word, and whatever nonsense we... Read More →
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The Cosmonauts Sketch Comedy

The Cosmonauts Sketch Comedy Troupe is one of Arizona's longest-running sketch comedy troupes. Formed in 2012, The Cosmonauts have performed over 50 shows at theaters, comedy clubs, and comedy festivals... oh, my!



Thursday January 16, 2020 9:00pm - 10:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Friday, January 17
 

7:00pm

Back Alley Racket Club, Bad Medicine and Lady Garden

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! ($18, All Ages)

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Back Alley Racket Club

House sketch team at the Westside Comedy Theater in Los Angeles CA. We produce and perform and brand new hour of sketch comedy the first Wednesday of every month since 2017. We focus heavily on character performances, premise, and some digital shorts.
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Bad Medicine

Bad Medicine is a team of friends from a political town doing distinctly non-political comedy. With a bent toward the dark and the absurd, we like to keep our audiences guessing with varied styles and formats, with the goal of pointing out the ugliness and the silliness of real l... Read More →
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Brian Parise

Brian got his start in DC before moving to New York City, performing on New Faces at Montreal Just For Laughs, and going on to win an Emmy for his writing on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. He performs standup in NYC and on the road, hosts one of the hottest monthly comedy shows... Read More →
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Lady Garden

Lady Garden is a group of fragrant female flowers who use audience suggestions as seeds from which to grow hilarious improvised scenes and stories. Plucked fresh from teams who have appeared at the Del Close Marathon, SF Sketchfest, SFIF, The San Jose Improv Fest, and more, the ladies... Read More →



7:00pm

Boxcar Theatre and SF Sketchfest present The Thrilling Adventure Hour: An Immersive Comedy Experience
Boxcar Theatre and SF Sketchfest present
The Thrilling Adventure Hour: An Immersive Comedy Experience
featuring Paget Brewster, Craig Cackowski, Jonathan Coulton, Jonathan Dinerstein, Marc Gagliardi, John Hodgman, Marc Evan Jackson, Hal Lublin, Busy Philipps, Autumn Reeser, Annie Savage, Paul F. Tompkins, Janet Varney and more
Written and co-produced by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker

The 19th annual SF Sketchfest marks the return of the wildly popular live show and podcast, The Thrilling Adventure Hour, in a way it has never before been experienced! Located at The Palace Theatre in a speakeasy-style atmosphere, you'll enjoy one performance in the Mainstage Cabaret, and have an immersive “choose-your-own-adventure” style experience throughout the rest of the venue. Attend "office hours" with your favorite performers, encounter strolling entertainers, watch impromptu scenes play out in the casino and parlor, and enjoy live music and surprise guests in the bars and dressing rooms. With only two dates to experience this unique comedy event and limited ticket availability, these are shows not to be missed! ($150, 16+)

*Jonathan Coulton is appearing on Friday night only. 

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Annie Savage

Annie Savage has performed on stage in numerous sketch and improv shows, most notably as a Conservatory Grad from Second City, L.A. She was a troupe member on “National Lampoon’s National Sketch Show Tour” and wrote, produced and starred in the sketch show, “Stupid Annie and... Read More →
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Autumn Reeser

Autumn Reeser saw her breakout role as socially awkward Taylor Townsend on popular Fox drama series “The O.C.” In addition to starring in 10 romantic comedies for Hallmark, she is also known for her roles as firecracker junior agent Lizzie Grant on HBO’s “Entourage” and... Read More →
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Ben Acker

Ben Acker and Ben Blacker are most known as the creators and writers of the Thrilling Adventure Hour, a staged show in the style of old time radio, that ran monthly for ten years to sold out crowds, an LA staple featuring the best ensemble of all. Acker is the creator of the web... Read More →
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Ben Blacker

Ben Acker and Ben Blacker are most known as the creators and writers of the Thrilling Adventure Hour, a staged show in the style of old time radio, that ran monthly for ten years to sold out crowds, an LA staple featuring the best ensemble of all. Acker is the creator of the web... 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. She is known for roles on... 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... 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, video games and commercials. He is one of the featured players and writers on "The David Feldman Radio Program" and podcast... Read More →
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Janet Varney

Janet is an Emmy-Nominated actor, comedian, writer and producer. She most recently starred as the horrible Becca on FXX’s "You’re the Worst, " and she created, wrote and stars in the IFC series "Fortune Rookie.” JV can also be heard as the sarcastic AI “Sorry” on the sci-fi... Read More →
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John Hodgman

John Hodgman is a writer, comedian, and actor.He is the author of three books of fake facts and invented trivia, all of them New York Times Bestsellers, and his writing has also appeared in The Paris Review, This American Life, The New Yorker, and Mad Magazine.After an appearance... Read More →
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Jonathan Coulton

Jonathan Coulton is the in-house musician for NPR's "Ask Me Another."In 2005, Coulton dropped out of a perfectly good software career to write music on the Internet. He embarked upon a bold experiment called "Thing a Week," in which he home-recorded and released a new song every week... Read More →
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Jonathan Dinerstein

Jonathan Dinerstein is a versatile composer of music for film and television. His recent credits include scores for Alan Tudyk’s TV comedy series "Con Man," James Urbaniak’s noir radio serial "A Night Called Tomorrow," and many feature films. He's also written music for countless... Read More →
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Marc Evan Jackson

Marc Evan Jackson is a WorkJuice Player whom you might recognize from "The Good Place," "The Kings of Summer," "22 Jump Street," "Parks & Recreation," "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," and every other television show in the year 2014. He thinks more is more and that music is easy.Also? He's... 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.
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Paget Brewster

Paget Brewster stars as Emily Prentiss on the wildly popular CBS show “Criminal Minds”. She also joined the cast of “Community” for season 6 on Yahoo as Greendale’s CFO Frankie Dart. She plays the morphine-addicted matriarch Dodo on Comedy Central’s series “Another Period... Read More →
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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 →



Friday January 17, 2020 7:00pm - 10:00pm
The Palace Theater 644 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133

7:00pm

SF Sketchfest Tribute to Crispin Hellion Glover: In Person Performing his Big Slide Show part 1 + “What is it?” 15th Anniversary + In Conversation
Join multifaceted American actor, publisher, filmmaker and author Crispin Hellion Glover live in person for an evening of conversation following a performance of "Crispin Hellion Glover's Big Slide Show part 1" and a 15th anniversary screening of his feature film "What is it?"

In "Crispin Hellion Glover's Big Slide Show part 1," Mr. Glover performs a one hour dramatic narration of eight different profusely illustrated books. The images from the books are projected behind Mr. Glover during his performance.

"What is it?" was the winner of Best Narrative Film at the Ann Arbor Film Festival and an Official Selection at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival.

"It's unlike anything I've ever seen before...the unrestrained id of an artist at full frenzy, unafraid to mount onscreen what others would judiciously edit out. Glover's film is like that of the fever dream of a crazy person." -- Dennis Dermody, Paper Magazine

“ABSOLUTELY the most uncompromising and original thing I've seen. People try to compare it to the likes of surrealist hero Luis Buñuel and trailblazer Werner Herzog, but I say Glover has transcended even them. " -- Kelly O, The Seattle Stranger Weekly

A limited number of VIP tickets including best seats and a post-show meet & greet / book-signing will be available. ($50 Orchestra - Front + post-show Meet & Greet, $25 Orchestra - Side/Rear and Balcony, Ages 18+ — Adult Content)

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Crispin Hellion Glover

Crispin Hellion Glover is a multifaceted American artist. He is primarily known as a film actor, but is also a publisher, filmmaker and author. His career has been marked by some portrayals of wonderfully eccentric people, such as George McFly in "Back to the Future" or Willard Stiles... Read More →



Friday January 17, 2020 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

7:30pm

Speechless

There are 350 PowerPoint presentations given every second around the world, but none quite like this. Speechless shows off Silicon Valley's silly side by letting presenters live out their worst nightmare: giving a presentation with absolutely no preparation.Since 2013, Speechless has been selling out shows at comedy clubs and conferences all over the country and the world. Armed only with a laser pointer and a deck of random slides, presenters ranging from stand up comedians to software engineers put their talents to the test in the ultimate improvisational gauntlet--giving a presentation that they've never seen before. A spinning wheel determines at random what kind of talk they have to give — it can be a TED Talk, a new app being launched, an infomercial, even a wedding toast. Fusing technology with comedy, Speechless is the entertainment experience for the Web 2.0 world. This is a partially seated show—arrive early for a seat. ($25, 21+)

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Eddie Pepitone

Nicknamed “The Bitter Buddha”, comedian Eddie Pepitone is a master of the dark art of comedy. Hailed as a modern day cross between Jackie Gleason, Don Rickles, and Eckhart Tolle, Eddie is a force of nature onstage, switching between social rage and self-doubt. His shows are an... Read More →
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Eliza Skinner

Eliza Skinner is an LA based comedian described by Time Out NY as “definitely one to watch.” Most recently, her success as a staff writer on “The Late Late Show with James Corden” led her to being named head writer on TBS’s series, “Drop the Mic.” Previously she was... Read More →
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Mary Jo Pehl

Mary Jo Pehl was a writer and actor on the television show "Mystery Science Theater 3000," and was featured as the beloved arch-nemesis Pearl Forrester. She currently teams with Bridget Nelson making hilarious movie commentary on RiffTrax. Mary Jo currently writes, produces and stars... Read More →
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Nato Green

San Francisco native Nato Green is the country’s only semi-functional hybrid of comedian, writer, and union organizer.Nato Green released his second comedy album "The Whiteness Album" on Blonde Medicine Records, appeared in the film "Sorry to Bother You." "The Whiteness Album" was... Read More →



Friday January 17, 2020 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94114

7:30pm

Dumb People Town with The Sklar Bros. and Daniel Van Kirk
It’s as much an exploration as it is a celebration of dumb people doing dumb things (often in Florida). With Daniel Van Kirk, Randy Sklar, and Jason Sklar. ($35, All Ages)

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Daniel Van Kirk

Named a Comic To Watch by Comedy Central, Daniel Van Kirk is a comedian actor and writer from Rochelle, Illinois. He began his career at The Second City Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. Since moving to Los Angeles, Daniel has become a member of the UCB Theatre and has worked as a writer... Read More →
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The Sklar Bros.

The Sklar Brothers are a post-modern take on a stand up comedy duo. Neil Strauss of the New York Times once wrote “Their comedy accepts the reality of being twins but does not use it as a crutch. Instead, they work their physical and mental similarities and correspondences, their... Read More →



7:30pm

Hello From The Magic Tavern
Hello! I’m Arnie. I fell through a magical dimensional portal behind a Burger King in Chicago and found myself in a strange magical land called “Foon.” I’m still somehow getting a weak wi-fi signal from the Burger King so I host a weekly podcast from the tavern the Vermilion Minotaur, interviewing monsters, wizards and adventurers.

There are worlds other than our own! With special guest Trace Beaulieu ("Mystery Science Theater 3000") ($35 Orchestra, $25 Mezzanine, All Ages)

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Adal Rifai

Adal Rifai is an improviser, podcaster, producer and writer in Chicago. Adal performs at iO Theater with weekly show "Whirled News Tonight" and teaches improv at University of Illinois at Chicago. He co-hosts the podcast "Hello From the Magic Tavern" as Chunt the shapeshifter and... Read More →
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Arnie Niekamp

Arnie Niekamp (@misterarnie on Twitter) is the director and game designer of several video games including Drawful and Trivia Murder Party (and writer for You Don’t Know Jack and Fibbage). He’s also the host of the podcast Hello from the Magic Tavern and a founding member of the... Read More →
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Matt Young

Matt Young is an actor, improviser, producer, and writer based in Chicago. In addition to playing Usidore the Wizard on Hello from the Magic Tavern, Matt is also a proud member of the world-renowned "Improvised Shakespeare Company." He leads the crew of the U.S.S. Sisyphus as Captain... 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 →



Friday January 17, 2020 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:30pm

The Greatest Generation
GreatestGenKhan II: Star Trek III

The Greatest Generation, the comedy Star Trek podcast you love to be a little bit embarrassed to love returns with the sequel to GreatestGenKhan! This time they’re reviewing Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, and bringing their unique blend of comedy and cinematic insight to the middle child of Star Trek films. ($40 Reserved Premium Seating, $30 General Admission, 18+)

Artists
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Adam Pranica

Adam Pranica is a filmmaker and videographer who works with rock bands, tech companies and defense contractors, all while maintaining the impression of being a Sears lawnmower salesperson. Known throughout the Northwest as a person of impeccable taste and character, he drives a 90's... Read More →
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Benjamin Ahr Harrison

A collaborator and supporter of MaximumFun.org for over a decade, video director Benjamin Ahr Harrison is now a podcast co-host. In addition to having filmed many live shows, MaxFunCons and Bullseye interviews, he directed Brian and Lindsay Will Totally Eat That and Put This On Season... Read More →



Friday January 17, 2020 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

8:00pm

Edinburgh Spotlight: Myq Kaplan: All Killing Aside

In "All Killing Aside,” New York's cosmic comedian Myq (Mike) Kaplan takes you (and himself, and the universe) on a journey of kindness, from universal challenges like love, death and bathrooms, through controversies like religion, politics, and Nickelback, into a spiritual land of ayahuasca, peace, and Kanye West, down the rabbit hole past all the turtles and back up again in an Inception-like structure, covering everything there is, forwards and backwards and otherwise. "All Killing Aside" is a comedy show about truth, love, and not murdering. Guaranteed to appeal to all the not-murdering enthusiasts out there. This is a partially seated show—arrive early for a seat. ($22, 21+)

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Myq Kaplan

Myq Kaplan is a comedian named Mike Kaplan. He has performed on the "Tonight Show," "Conan," the "Late Show with David Letterman," "Late Night with Seth Meyers," the "Late Late Show with James Corden," in his own half-hour Comedy Central Presents special, and in his own one-hour special... Read More →



Friday January 17, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Cafe du Nord 2174 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94114

8:00pm

Kevin and Scott: The Reckoning with Kevin McDonald & Scott Thompson
After a hit off-broadway run, Kevin McDonald brings his one man-ish show to SF Sketchfest!

Kevin McDonald: ALIVE! promises to be a theater event filled to the brim with stories and songs that will give you a look behind the scenes of his life, from his tumultuous relationship with his drunk dad, to his groundbreaking work with “The Kids in the Hall,” to his life and career in the present. Hey, he’s alive and his middle name is “Hamilton,” so he might as well cash in on this theater thing, right? Kevin will be joined by guitarist Paul Myers. Produced and Presented by Jeremy Wein and ThisMyShow Industries.

"A Victory Lap" - The New York Times
One of the "Five Comedy Shows to Catch in N.Y.C This Weekend" - Sean McCarthy, The New York Times
"Saw the show last night - it was terrific!" - Mark McKinneys brother Nick

Sharing the stage with Kevin is fellow Kid in the Hall Scott Thompson, performing a long set of stand-up!

($40 Premium Seating, $30 General Admission, 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... Read More →
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Scott Thompson

Well known to fans as a member of the sketch comedy troupe “The Kids in the Hall,” Scott Thompson is anything but your average comedic talent. After Lorne Michaels discovered them in the late eighties, “The Kids in the Hall” created a groundbreaking television series which... Read More →



Friday January 17, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

Morgan Jay
Morgan Jay is a first generation American performer based out of Los Angeles. Originally from New Jersey, he started his career in NYC where he attended the Tisch School of the Arts. With over six years of stand up experience and five years of music comedy experience Morgan has managed to create a unique performance that touches comedy and music fans alike with his melodic tunes derived from his love for classic RnB and Bossanova.

He’s performed at the SF Sketchfest, Laughing Skull Comedy Fest. He won 1st Prize at the 2012 Westside Comedy Showdown, 1st Prize at the 2018 Ventura Comedy Festival, 1st Prize at the 2019 Antelope's valley Comedy Festival and was 1st Runner up at the 2018 Boston Comedy Festival. Morgan also won 1st Prize for best comedy/novelty song in the International Songwriting Competition which received over 16,000 submissions. Most recently he finished as a semifinalist on NBC’s "Bring the Funny."

Janine Hogan 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 the Los Angeles Indie Improv Festival. Janine can be found performing monthly at Upright Citizen Brigade Theatre and on her podcast "Jam Space" on The Starburns Audio Network. ($22, All Ages)

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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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Morgan Jay

Morgan Jay is a first generation American performer based out of Los Angeles. Originally from New Jersey, he started his career in NYC where he attended the Tisch School of the Arts. With over six years of stand up experience and five years of music comedy experience Morgan has managed... Read More →



Friday January 17, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Brava Cabaret 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

8:00pm

Killing My Lobster Presents: Vicious Cycle, Starcrossed, and Forensic Follies of 1978 / Bear Supply

Join San Francisco's beloved Killing My Lobster for three different short shows in one night:

Vicious Cycle: A menstrual journey through song

Starcrossed: The Star Trek/Star Wars Show

Forensic Follies of 1978: True crime comedy, before there was DNA evidence

With an opening set by Bear Supply, hosted by Sam Evans. ($20, All Ages)

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Bear Supply

Bear Supply, named one of “The 100 Best Things in Comedy” in 2016 by The Comedy Bureau, is a fast-paced long form improv show, accompanied by a live DJ . Every show is a high-octane, freakishly entertaining and one-of-a-kind improvised spectacle.Bear Supply (SF Sketchfest, Miami... Read More →
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James Heaney

James Heaney is a comedian/actor/musician/improvisor/teacher. You can hear him twice weekly in the wildly popular improvised podcast, “Alchemy This” or see him in the a legendary longform improv show Bear Supply. James also hosts the weekly GameFront show “Hot off the Press... Read More →
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Joey Greer

Joey Greer, is a well known fixture in the Los Angeles Improv community. Born and raised in Miami, FL, Greer, is a comedian, writer and actor. Performing nightly in Los Angeles with Bear Supply (Westside Comedy Theater), Sister (Dynasty Typewriter and UCB), Pretty, Pretty Pony (Westside... Read More →
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Killing My Lobster

Killing My Lobster has been San Francisco's premier sketch comedy group since 1997. Today, KML produces original shows year round, as well as teaching a full roster of sketch comedy writing and acting classes. KML creates fast, smart, fearless sketch comedy that makes people laugh... Read More →
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Sam Evans

Sam Evans is a comic originally from Cincinnati, OH. After relocating to New York, he was selected as one of the New Faces of the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in 2014. He has been featured on the Audible comedy podcast "Sounds Like America" and SiriusXM. He likes cats but not as... Read More →



Friday January 17, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Jena Friedman & Tom Thakkar
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. ($25, 18+)

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Emily Van Dyke

Originally from the Midwest, Emily loves pools and telling inappropriate stories at BBQs. Emily has performed stand-up and sketch comedy in SF Sketchfest, she was the winner of the Walk the Plank Comedy Competition and her comedy dating show Flirting with Laughter won "Best Tinder... Read More →
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Jena Friedman

Jena Friedman is a stand up comedian, writer and filmmaker. She has worked as a field producer at "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and has written for "Late Show with David Letterman." Her critically acclaimed stand up special, "American Cunt," is now available on iTunes and her... Read More →
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Tom Thakkar

Hot off of taping his first special for Comedy Central, due late 2019, Tom Thakkar is a comedian living in Brooklyn by way of Indiana… or so he says. He claims that he grew up the son of a deadbeat Indian dad and a Red Lobster-managing mom. Do we believe him...? Sure, Tom made his... Read More →



9:00pm

Cosmonauts, FATCH and Running with Glitter

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! ($18, All Ages)

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Andy Iwancio

Andy is a transgender gal comedian from Seattle who waxes poetics on being transgender, growing boobs, and then, subsequently, shaking those boobs because of her epilepsy. So, all of that, plus puns.
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FATCH - The Fat Sketch Comedy Show

FATCH - The Fat Sketch Comedy Show is written and performed by a cast of fat women, who are not only culturally diverse but come from diverse performance backgrounds. In 2018, Nikki Bailey, one of the original founders of LA-based sketch team Women of Color Anonymous, decided on a... Read More →
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Running With Glitter

Running With Glitter, Oakland's finest (glitter-affiliated) sketch comedy troupe is braving BART to come perform at SF Sketchfest. This show of original sketches is brought to you by a disproportionate number of female writers, so it is guaranteed to be both hilarious and smart. Also... Read More →
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The Cosmonauts Sketch Comedy

The Cosmonauts Sketch Comedy Troupe is one of Arizona's longest-running sketch comedy troupes. Formed in 2012, The Cosmonauts have performed over 50 shows at theaters, comedy clubs, and comedy festivals... oh, my!



Friday January 17, 2020 9:00pm - 10:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

9:00pm

Live From The Alamo
Remember The Alamo -- and the time that you saw SF Sketchfest take over House 5 for a series of stand-up comedy showcases with some of the best emerging joke tellers in the nation! And a few from Canada, too. ($18, 18+)

Alamo Drafthouse - No Latecomers Policy
Alamo Drafthouse has a no latecomers policy. If you arrive after the show has started, venue staff reserves the right to prevent late admittance to ensure an optimal show experience for the rest of the audience.
https://drafthouse.com/theater/new-mission/admission

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avatar for Andrea Coleman

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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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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Bernadette Luckett

Bernadette has been working as a standup for over 13 years and has worked all over the US. She has also been a writer/producer on several TV sitcoms, including - "Living Single," "Sister,Sister," "Buddies" (with Dave Chappelle), "The Tracy Morgan Show," "ROMEO!" and "Girlfriends... Read More →
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Brian Blanco

Brian Blanco is a high energy, wildly unpredictable comedian. Watching his animated act outs gives audience members the same rush of energy as twelve espresso shots. Blanco's curiosity to navigate the ever-developing world makes him a likable comedian to root for. Blanco has worked... Read More →
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Corey Rodrigues

Corey was the winner of The Catch a New Rising Star, The Funniest Comic in New England and the 2017 Big Sky Comedy Festivals. Rodrigues has been featured on the hilarious Gotham Live, Laughs on Fox and True Tv's Laff Mobbs Laff Tracks. In 2018 he released his Dry Bar comedy special... Read More →
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Hunter Duncan

Hunter is a standup comedian based in Austin, TX. Hunter has performed on the Moontower Comedy festival (2018, 2019), Hell Yes Fest and Sound on Sound Fest. In March, he received second place in the 2019 Funniest Person In Austin competition, out of 255 comics. Hunter hosts/books... Read More →
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Jeff Zenisek

Jeff Zenisek Jeff has been touring all over the United States and in 2019 Jeff was a selected to go entertain the US Troops overseas in Portugal, Spain, Italy, and Germany. He also performed in the 10th Annual Laughing Skull Comedy Festival. Jeff has become a favorite at The Asheville... 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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Meghana Indurti

Meghana was born in Hyderabad, India and grew up in the Washington, D.C. area. She graduated from the College of William & Mary with Cum Laude honors and a degree in Business Marketing & Entrepreneurship, where she led ad campaigns about mental health awareness and sexism in media.She... Read More →



9:00pm

Red Room Orchestra play the music of "Boogie Nights"

After tackling the soundtracks of Wes Anderson's "Rushmore" and "The Royal Tenenbaums" and the Coen Brothers' "The Big Lebowski" at the last few rounds of SF Sketchfest, the Red Room Orchestra set their sights on recreating the soundtrack of Paul Thomas Anderson's monumental epic "Boogie Nights."

You will Feel The Heat as the band tackles all the disco and funk and yacht rock you can handle. From Michael Penn's haunting orchestral cues to the heavy metal power ballads, no musical stone will be left unturned. And never forget, You Got the Touch.

With Tom Ayres, Allyson Baker, Marc Capelle, Eli Crews, Toby Dammit, Bart Davenport, Karina Denike, Ben Goldberg, Tom Griesser, Scott Larson, Dina Maccabee, and special guests including Margaret Cho, Chris Redd ("Saturday Night Live"), John Roderick of The Long Winters, Beth Lisick, and Kelley Stoltz.

Formed by San Francisco producer and multi-instrumentalist Marc Capelle in 2017, the Red Room Orchestra is a collective of popular, jazz, classical, and electronic composers and performers who’ve played and recorded alongside the Bad Seeds, the Plastic Ono Band, Cibo Matto, Oingo Boingo, Sonic Youth, CAKE, American Music Club, Lou Harrison, the Steve Reich Ensemble, the Nels Cline Singers, Rodriguez, Iggy Pop, Tune-Yards, Bill Frisell, and more. They’ve offered live renderings of the music of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks, reinterpretations of the soundtracks of Wes Anderson’s Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums, and for SFFILM they composed and performed original scores for the short films from Stephen Parr’s Oddball Films archive. Photo credit: Jakub Mosur ($40 in advance, $45 day of show, All Ages)

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Allyson Baker

Allyson Baker is known for two things, playing guitar and being Canadian. She only does one of those things well. Dirty Ghosts is her main musical vehicle and when flagged down will hop out and join others on their musical adventures. Amongst them have been playing guitar on albums... Read More →
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Bart Davenport

Bart Davenport might be a multitude of things, depending on whom you ask. He’s been a mod, a blues singer and a softrock troubadour. He’s an eccentric guitarist and singer with the timeless voice of a real crooner. He lives and writes songs in Los Angeles. His work transports... Read More →
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Ben Goldberg

Clarinetist and composer Ben Goldberg grew up in Denver, Colorado. He was a pupil of the eminent clarinetist Rosario Mazzeo and studied with Steve Lacy and Joe Lovano. Since 1992, when his group New Klezmer Trio "kicked open the door for radical experiments with Ashkenazi roots music... Read More →
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Beth Lisick

Beth Lisick is a writer and actor from the San Francisco Bay Area, currently living in Brooklyn. She is the author of six books, including the New York Times bestseller "Everybody Into the Pool" and the novel "Edie on the Green Screen" (out 3/26/20). She is also co-founder of the... Read More →
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Chris Redd

Chris Redd is an actor, writer, stand-up comic and rapper. In 2018, he received the Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for the “SNL” song “Come Back, Barack.” He most notably appeared in the 2016 film “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping” and opposite... Read More →
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Dina Maccabee

Dina Maccabee is a composer, songwriter, and violinist/violist/vocalist who works in variety of styles, from traditional music to pop to experimental composition. An original member of Real Vocal String Quartet and half of Bay Area duo Ramon & Jessica, she has toured internationally... Read More →
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Eli Crews

Eli Crews is a musician and record producer based in New York. He played bass and guitar in numerous Bay Area bands in the '90s and '00s, the most well-known being Beulah. He is currently head engineer at Figure 8 Recording in Brooklyn, where he has lived and worked since 2012. He... Read More →
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John Roderick

John Roderick is an accomplished musician, the front-man for indie-rock favorites The Long Winters, as well as a writer, politician, and podcaster.  
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Karina Denike

San Francisco's darling Karina Deniké is a versatile vocalist, songwriter, collaborator and band leader who moves fluidly from intimate torch song chanteuse to soul singer, to punk powerhouse. "Deniké possesses a voice so rich and luxuriant she sounds like she was born to sing any... Read More →
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Kelley Stoltz

Extra fine songwriter and longtime bedroom-pop auteur Kelley Stoltz delivers on the promise so many of his records slyly hint at. Que Aura is the platonic ideal of a Kelley Stoltz record, which is a very exciting thing indeed. Stoltz embraces his best synth-pop tendencies, with this... Read More →
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Marc Capelle

Marc Capelle is a San Francisco native musician, composer, arranger, and producer.He’s played with 100’s of acts including Virgil Shaw, the Fresh & Onlys, Jason Lytle, American Music Club, Tommy Guerrero, Kelley Stoltz, Third Eye Blind, Margaret Cho, and quartet-style gospel pioneers... Read More →
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Margaret Cho

Beginning with her early days as an up and coming stand-up comedian in San Francisco, Margaret Cho has always been the Agent Provocateur of entertainment. Never one to shy away from any topic, there is literally nothing off limits when it comes sharing her views on family, gay rights... Read More →
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Scott Larson

Scott Larson is a trombonist, arranger,composer and bandleader in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has been performing in the Bay Area for over two decades now, performing a variety of genres of music, and has played with such Jazz legends as Ray Brown, Smith Dobson, Bill Berry, Maria... Read More →
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Toby Dammit

Larry Mullins (Toby Dammit) was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, leaving at age 20. His website (http://www.tobydammit.com/) documents his appearances on 235 published recordings & 1,893 live concerts (2017). His work on numerous television & film soundtracks, notably including “School... Read More →
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Tom Ayres

Tom Ayres, guitarist, fan of guitarist, mountain watcher, ex-surfer, record producer and player of records, multi-instrumentalist apart from woodwinds, mentalist, expert at long relationships with foreigners, father, loving son, Uncle Fun, semi-retired California Resident, grew up... Read More →
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Tom Griesser

Tom Griesser is a saxophonist and a clarinetist who has been performing on the San Francisco music scene for 25 years. He first became interested in jazz from hearing his father's record collection, which included works by Benny Goodman and Duke Ellington. In the early 1990's, Tom... Read More →



Friday January 17, 2020 9:00pm - 11:00pm
The Chapel 777 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:00pm

Riffapalooza with Trace Beaulieu, Frank Conniff, Bill Corbett, Kevin Murphy, Mary Jo Pehl and Jonah Ray
Join some of riff-history's best and brightest when "MST3K" alum Trace Beaulieu, Frank Conniff, Bill Corbett, Kevin Murphy, Mary Jo Pehl and Jonah Ray completely improvise movie riffs together for the very first time! ($35, All Ages)

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Bill Corbett

Bill Corbett is a former writer and actor for the cult TV show "Mystery Science Theater 3000," playing the robot Crow and the alien Brain Guy. He’s now a principal performer, writer, and producer for RiffTrax.com.Corbett’s voice will be heard as a regular cast member on Adult Swim’s "Tigtone" in 2019.He’s the host of the podcast "Bill Corbett’s Funhouse."Corbett is also a screenwriter and playwright. His screenplay "Starship Dave" was made into a movie starring Eddie Murphy (and retitled "Meet Dave"). His plays h... 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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Jonah Ray

Originally from Oahu, Hawaii. Jonah Ray started stand up in 2002 and has had shows on Comedy Central and Netflix. He's taller than you think.
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Kevin Murphy

Next to his work for Rifftrax.com, Kevin Murphy is perhaps best known for portraying the stout red robot Tom Servo on the TV series "Mystery Science Theater" for nine seasons. He’s also the author of the HarperCollins book "A Year at the Movies: One Man’s Filmgoing Odyssey." Kevin has continued to make a livi... Read More →
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Mary Jo Pehl

Mary Jo Pehl was a writer and actor on the television show "Mystery Science Theater 3000," and was featured as the beloved arch-nemesis Pearl Forrester. She currently teams with Bridget Nelson making hilarious movie commentary on RiffTrax. Mary Jo currently writes, produces and stars... 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 →



Friday January 17, 2020 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:00pm

Edinburgh Spotlight: Tiff Stevenson: Mother

Person of interest on "Mock The Week," "People Just Do Nothing" and "The Bugle" squats and delivers a show about the extreme sport of womanhood. Birthing her vision of the future before your eyes, how she hopes it will be... free from class war, poverty and consent issues. Also dragging the overdue spectre of what it is more likely to be: womb bothering, lower back pain and vocal fry from her loins. All without an epidural.

With an opening set by Nato Green.

This is an hour of intelligent commentary into how not being everything you thought you would be, can lead to you becoming so much more ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ BroadwayBaby

No question about it, Tiff Stevenson is one of the most important voices in comedy today. A thoroughly entertaining show from one of the best comedians you’ll see at the Fringe ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Scotsgay

Stevenson is a top-notch stand-up and a formidable political firebrand. Controlling men bear the brunt of her ire, but Mother is also a damning indictment of Britain's obsession with class. She explains her ambivalence towards the royal family ('I don't respect inherited wealth') and calls out the racist hypocrisy of large sections of our commentariat. Very funny and righteous to boot. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The List

The open-minded crowd of all genders get a kick out of her material, which ranges from earthy to satirical. At the end of the show, Tiff tells us she’s off to America soon, so this might be her last Fringe for a while. Be sure to catch her here before her Twitter storms go stateside, possibly for good. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Ed Fest Mag

A much-needed hour of stand-up which delivers big laughs alongside powerful messages, skilfully and with apparent ease ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ITalkTelly This is a partially seated show—arrive early for a seat. ($22, 21+)

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Nato Green

San Francisco native Nato Green is the country’s only semi-functional hybrid of comedian, writer, and union organizer.Nato Green released his second comedy album "The Whiteness Album" on Blonde Medicine Records, appeared in the film "Sorry to Bother You." "The Whiteness Album" was... Read More →
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Tiff Stevenson

Tiff Stevenson is an award winning stand-up comedian, actor and writer, whose thought provoking comedy and satire has played to audiences worldwide from London, Sydney, Montreal, New York, Los Angeles, Shanghai and beyond. Earlier this year, Tiff was asked to perform at the prestigious... Read More →



Friday January 17, 2020 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94114

10:00pm

Locals Only

SF Sketchfest presents some of their favorite Bay Area stand-up comics for one night only on the PianoFight Main Stage! ($18, All Ages)

Artists
avatar for Alyssa Cowan

Alyssa Cowan

Alyssa is a Sacramento, CA based whimsical bro whose comedy ranges from witty observational humor to history based jokes, from one-liners to absurd hypothetical scenarios. She’s known to catch the attention of crowds with her cute delivery style, and she fuses her offbeat jokes... Read More →
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Austin Blaylock

Austin Blaylock hails from the secret wine capitol of California, a small town called Livermore. He performs stand-up all over the Bay Area, but his favorite haunts are San Francisco and San Jose, as well as performing out of state in Portland, Reno, and Madison, Wisconsin. He’s... Read More →
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Gabby Poccia

Bay Area darling Gabby Poccia continues to forge through the comedy scene with a unique blend of quirky and bold humor that is both dark and lovable.
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Gary Hughes

There isn't a better feeling in the world than making people laugh, at least Gary Hughes thinks so. The Oakland native sets out to let his humor be known amongst mammels all around. Also, he knows as long as they keep letting him write his own bios he can treat this like an interview... Read More →
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Jeff Anaya

Jeff Anaya breaks necks and cashes checks. But he's not really good at fighting and has no money so he just does stand up comedy instead. He has the mind of a dirty old man and the body of a children's television host. Jeff's ribald-but-smart commentaries about love, unlikely naïvet... Read More →
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John Gallagher

John Gallagher is a comedian and writer from Reno, Nevada. Soon after relocating to California, he acquired a taste for his own destiny. His palette has yet to mislead him – John is a staple of Bay Area stand-up showcases and can be seen at the SF Punch Line, Rooster T. Feathers... Read More →
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Joseph Nguyen

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

Kurt Weitzmann, a finalist in the 2015 San Francisco Comedy Competition, has appeared on Comedy Central and commanded numerous appearances in SF Sketchfest and The Vancouver Comedy Festival. Kurt has also written, produced and performed numerous shows at The HBO Workspace and the... Read More →
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Murahd Shawki

Murahd Shawki is an Egyptian comic making a huge splash in the Bay Area comedy scene. He runs shows all across the Bay Area and has performed at the Sacramento Punch Line, The Set-Up, Comedy Oakland, Cobb's Comedy Club and more.
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Phil Griffiths

As far as mid-life crisis go, Phil Griffiths’ wife stacks his career in stand up comedy as better than a drug addiction but worse than him having a mistress. With his dry deadpan humor, Phil shares his slightly off observations on life. Phil has opened for Chad Daniels, Laurie Kilmartin... Read More →
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Ta'Vi

One of Sacramento’s newest and fastest rising stand-up comedians, Ta’Vi brings a refreshing authenticity to every performance. You may have seen her as the opening act for veteran comedians Arsenio Hall, Godfrey, Bruce Bruce, Brian Posehn and SNL alum Finesse Mitchell, who praised... Read More →



Friday January 17, 2020 10:00pm - 11:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

10:15pm

Queerdos: An LGBTQIA Showcase
Queerdos celebrates diversity and inclusion, featuring San Francisco’s best queer-aligned comedians. For this special Sketchfest show, Queerdos shines the spotlight on some of their favorite LGBTQIA comics from the festival! ($22, All Ages)

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avatar for Alexandria Love

Alexandria Love

You might have seen Alexandria in some of the top comedy shows in the Bay Area, including SF Sketchfest, Comedy Day, and Muni Diaries. She was voted one of SFist's 13 Comedians to Watch and has a M.A. in Communications from the University of San Francisco. She's one of Oakland's top... Read More →
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Brandon Ash-Mohammed

Brandon Ash-Mohammed. Comedian. Writer. Future Real Housewife of Atlanta.He's a Tim Sims Award nominated comedian, a Telefilm New Voices Award winning writer, and the creator of The Ethnic Rainbow (Canada’s first & only comedy show for LGBT comedians of colour). Brandon has opened... Read More →
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Caitlin Gill

Caitlin Gill is Major. Her debut comedy album is a new classic for audiences of all ages. Recorded at the San Francisco Punch Line, it’s good to be home for Caitlin. From her favorite stage Caitlin shines, sharing her luck in love, her terrific Dad and some career milestones in... Read More →
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Chey Bell

Chey Bell is a bisexual comedian who's brutally honest and uniquely clever. Often confounded by stupidity, Chey's comedy mirrors life experiences and self-discovery, touching on everything from family, drugs, coworkers, sexuality to misspelled tattoos. Chey's energetic stage presence... Read More →
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Max Eddy

Max Eddy is one of the fastest-rising stand-up comedians in the San Francisco Bay Area. In just two years on the scene, Max has become a staple at shows around town, thanks to his gripping personal stories and unbridled, queer-boy charm. Max has performed on booked showcases at San... Read More →



Friday January 17, 2020 10:15pm - 11:45pm
Brava Cabaret 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:15pm

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Jena Friedman & Tom Thakkar
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. ($25, 18+)

Artists
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Emily Van Dyke

Originally from the Midwest, Emily loves pools and telling inappropriate stories at BBQs. Emily has performed stand-up and sketch comedy in SF Sketchfest, she was the winner of the Walk the Plank Comedy Competition and her comedy dating show Flirting with Laughter won "Best Tinder... Read More →
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Jena Friedman

Jena Friedman is a stand up comedian, writer and filmmaker. She has worked as a field producer at "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and has written for "Late Show with David Letterman." Her critically acclaimed stand up special, "American Cunt," is now available on iTunes and her... Read More →
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Tom Thakkar

Hot off of taping his first special for Comedy Central, due late 2019, Tom Thakkar is a comedian living in Brooklyn by way of Indiana… or so he says. He claims that he grew up the son of a deadbeat Indian dad and a Red Lobster-managing mom. Do we believe him...? Sure, Tom made his... Read More →



Friday January 17, 2020 10:15pm - 11:45pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

10:30pm

Donde Esta Mi Comedy?

Donde Esta Mi Comedy is a stand-up show featuring comedy by Latinos from all over the Bay Area! Donde Esta Mi Comedy had its first show in the Castro to a packed crowd and has wowed audiences ever since! Always hosted by Baruch Porras Hernandez who founded and organizes the literary shows of Donde Esta Mi Gente?, Donde Esta Mi Comedy is a project created to shine the spotlight on the Bay Area's most hilarious Latinos! Past features include Eloisa Bravo, Nicole Calasich, Molly Sanchez, Jennifer Dronsky, Jesus U Betta Werk! and many more! The shows are always high energy, full of amor, and usually center queers and women, with the occasional straight guy, cause why not? The shows are in English but have a little bit of flavor or one or two Spanish words here and there. Every show has a different line up and has found the funny in immigration, Latino Moms, coming out queer in the Latino community, cooking, the stereotypes put on latinos, and Despacito. Come get hit with some jokes and explode like a pinata, but not actually. At the shows we make you laught and Baruch usually passes out Donuts he bought at a panaderia! This is a partially seated show—arrive early for a seat. ($22, 21+)

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avatar for Armando Torres

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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Baruch Porras Hernandez

Baruch Porras Hernandez has been called a “Delight!” by the SF Chronicle, “A San Francisco treasure!” by legendary comedian Marga Gomez, and a “Bay Area Author to Watch!” by 7x7 Magazine! Recently he took part in the Santa Cruz Comedy Festival and The Oakland Comedy Festival... Read More →
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Dominique Gelin

Dominique Gelin is a comedian and writer based in Oakland who enjoys offering strong opinions on stupid things, -isms, and jerks. It’s all very fascinating. She has performed at the All Jane Comedy Festival, Boston’s Women in Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, KQED, and others. When... Read More →
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Jota Mercury

Jota (pronounced HO-TAH) Mercury is an international award winning LatinX drag king who works to constantly challenge the ideologies of machismo and male dominance. He stays playing with gender in not only the funniest but sexiest ways. A versatile performer, you never know what to... Read More →
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Natasha Vinik

Natasha Vinik is a bay area comedian - she’s the first to do stand-up in virtual reality, and with a mother from Peru and a Jewish, South African father - her unique perspective and experience makes her comedy fun, frightening, and falafel. Minus the falafel. She's allergic.Natasha... 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 →



Friday January 17, 2020 10:30pm - 11:59pm
Cafe du Nord 2174 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94114

10:30pm

Set List: Stand-Up Without a Net
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.

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. ($45 Reserved Front Row Seating, $35 Reserved Premium Seating, $25 General Admission, 18+)

Artists
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Daniel Van Kirk

Named a Comic To Watch by Comedy Central, Daniel Van Kirk is a comedian actor and writer from Rochelle, Illinois. He began his career at The Second City Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. Since moving to Los Angeles, Daniel has become a member of the UCB Theatre and has worked as a writer... Read More →
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Eddie Pepitone

Nicknamed “The Bitter Buddha”, comedian Eddie Pepitone is a master of the dark art of comedy. Hailed as a modern day cross between Jackie Gleason, Don Rickles, and Eckhart Tolle, Eddie is a force of nature onstage, switching between social rage and self-doubt. His shows are an... Read More →
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Eliza Skinner

Eliza Skinner is an LA based comedian described by Time Out NY as “definitely one to watch.” Most recently, her success as a staff writer on “The Late Late Show with James Corden” led her to being named head writer on TBS’s series, “Drop the Mic.” Previously she was... Read More →
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Greg Proops

Greg Proops is a stand up comic from San Francisco. He lives in Hollywood. It’s not that bad. Really.The Proopdog is best known for his unpredictable appearances on "Whose Line is it Anyway?" Both US and UK. Starting it’s 7th season on the CW. Greg is recurring as the art teacher... Read More →
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Myq Kaplan

Myq Kaplan is a comedian named Mike Kaplan. He has performed on the "Tonight Show," "Conan," the "Late Show with David Letterman," "Late Night with Seth Meyers," the "Late Late Show with James Corden," in his own half-hour Comedy Central Presents special, and in his own one-hour special... Read More →
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Rhea Butcher

Rhea Butcher is a Los Angeles-based standup comic, actor and writer. Originally from the Midwest, Rhea grew up skateboarding the mean streets of Akron, Ohio. Her blue collar brand of cool has endeared audiences nationwide, as she's performed standup and appeared on shows such as HBO's... 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... Read More →



Friday January 17, 2020 10:30pm - 11:59pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

10:30pm

Couples Therapy with Naomi Ekperigin and Andy Beckerman
Couples Therapy is a new podcast hosted by real-life comedian couple Naomi Ekperigin and Andy Beckerman. Based on the popular live show of the same name, the Couples Therapy podcast will mix hilarious live stand-up sets with in-studio deep dives into the relationships between comedian couples and friends. Audiences will get to hear some of their favorite--and soon-to-be-favorite--comedians talk about their connections to the people closest to them. You'll hear from siblings who aren't thrilled to be roommates now that they're adults; two buddies who get a lot of material from their weekend partying; and exes who realized it was way healthier for both of them if they broke up. As guests share their stories, Naomi and Andy explore their own relationship both on stage and in the studio. Open your hearts and loosen your butts cause Couples Therapy mixes all the laughs of a stand-up comedy show with all the intimacy of a private therapy sesh! ($35 Premium Seating, $25 General Admission, All Ages)

Artists
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Adal Rifai

Adal Rifai is an improviser, podcaster, producer and writer in Chicago. Adal performs at iO Theater with weekly show "Whirled News Tonight" and teaches improv at University of Illinois at Chicago. He co-hosts the podcast "Hello From the Magic Tavern" as Chunt the shapeshifter and... Read More →
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Andy Beckerman

Andy Beckerman has been writing and performing comedy since 2009. Currently, he is writing a pilot for CBS Studios and developing a show with Pretty Matches Productions. In 2016, he co-created and executive produced a comedic pilot about race called "Inside Caucasia" for truTV and... Read More →
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Arnie Niekamp

Arnie Niekamp (@misterarnie on Twitter) is the director and game designer of several video games including Drawful and Trivia Murder Party (and writer for You Don’t Know Jack and Fibbage). He’s also the host of the podcast Hello from the Magic Tavern and a founding member of the... Read More →
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Crissy Guerrero

Crissy Guerrero (Producer/Weary Wife) is a Mexican-born actor & singer, who, together with her Canadian husband, Dave Foley, created their NAFTA-baby, Alina. She produces and performs in the C & C Variety Hour with Claudia Dolph throughout the year and especially at the holidays... Read More →
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Dave Foley

Dave Foley was born and raised in Toronto where he attended alternative high schools. While there, he began writing stand-up comedy for a creative writing project. His interest in improv led him to comedy workshops, where he met and teamed with Kevin McDonald. They became “The Kids... 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... Read More →
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Matt Young

Matt Young is an actor, improviser, producer, and writer based in Chicago. In addition to playing Usidore the Wizard on Hello from the Magic Tavern, Matt is also a proud member of the world-renowned "Improvised Shakespeare Company." He leads the crew of the U.S.S. Sisyphus as Captain... Read More →
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Scott Thompson

Well known to fans as a member of the sketch comedy troupe “The Kids in the Hall,” Scott Thompson is anything but your average comedic talent. After Lorne Michaels discovered them in the late eighties, “The Kids in the Hall” created a groundbreaking television series which... Read More →



Friday January 17, 2020 10:30pm - Saturday January 18, 2020 12:00am
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

11:00pm

Dragon Viper Cobra, Friend Club and Tom Hearn

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! ($18, All Ages)

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Dragon Viper Cobra

Founded in 2010, Dragon Viper Cobra has made Contra Costa County its home, but we do improvisation throughout California, spreading laughter, smiles, and good will wherever we go. We specialize in both long form and short form comedic improv, and are proud to have created various... Read More →
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Friend Club

Welcome to Friend Club where joy is mandatory and feeling left out strictly forbidden.Hailing from Boston, these weirdos are thrilled to make their San Francisco debut. A rapid-fire menagerie of resurrected cartoon bears, musical first dates, and real-life friendships crumbling live... Read More →
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Michael Good

Michael Good is a New York-based comedian. He has performed on the Moontower Comedy Festival, Dallas Comedy Festival, Beast Village Comedy Festival, Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, Comedy Mob Festival, Motor City Comedy Festival and Hell Yes Fest and was named a finalist in both the... Read More →
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Tom Hearn

Tom Hearn is an Canadian Comedy award-winning comedian, writer and producer. As a Solo Sketch comedian Tom has been touring his 5 star reviewed show "Slang" in various cities in Canada. When not flying solo he can be caught in Toronto in hit improv and sketch shoes like: "Hookup at... Read More →



Friday January 17, 2020 11:00pm - Saturday January 18, 2020 12:30am
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Saturday, January 18
 

10:00am

Kevin McDonald Workshop: Making a Sketch Comedy Show - Day 1 of 2
Join Kevin McDonald - the weakest but most fun member of the Kids in the Hall - as he teaches the old Kid in the Hall method of writing comedy sketches through improv.

The students have to come to class with 1 or 2 premises for a comedy sketch, like "What if a guy was $10 short of being a millionaire". Kevin starts off the day talking about comedy and teaches the KITH method of writing sketches through improv. He might tell a few KITH anecdotes. He might tell too many. You might have to ask him to stop telling KITH anecdotes.

Kevin picks 4 or 5 of those premises, puts everyone into groups, and then they spend the rest of the day writing them into sketches through improv - and rehearsing them - with Kevin. Everyone gets to be in a sketch. All they need to bring to the workshop is pen and a little paper.

It will be fun and Kevin promises not to nap during class. ($300, All Ages -- THIS IS A TWO DAY WORKSHOP, 10AM - 5PM 11/18 & 11/19)

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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... Read More →



Saturday January 18, 2020 10:00am - 5:00pm
Speechless 345 Spear Street, Suite 123, San Francisco, CA 94105

1:00pm

Hey Riddle Riddle
Riddles! Puzzles! WhoDunnits! Adal Rifai, Erin Keif and JPC try and solve a few of these every episode while discussing and dissecting along the way. You can play along while listening but can you solve the questions before we do?? (you absolutely will.) With special guest Rob Corddry ("Childrens Hospital"). ($35 Premium Seating, $25 General Admission, All Ages)

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Adal Rifai

Adal Rifai is an improviser, podcaster, producer and writer in Chicago. Adal performs at iO Theater with weekly show "Whirled News Tonight" and teaches improv at University of Illinois at Chicago. He co-hosts the podcast "Hello From the Magic Tavern" as Chunt the shapeshifter and... Read More →
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Erin Keif

Erin Keif is originally from Massachusetts but now lives in Chicago. The fish is worse in Chicago. She is a sketch and improv performer at the iO Theater and CiC Theater. She has also appeared on the Hello From the Magic Tavern as Momo the Mouse. She wrote John C. Reilly fan mail... Read More →
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John Patrick Coan

John Patrick Coan is a Chicago-based improviser, podcaster and streamer. You can find him on stage at iO Chicago performing with "Whirled News Tonight" and "Devil’s Daughter," on screen Thursday nights at twitch.tv/OneShotRPG, in your ears on the "Campaign" podcast, and on Twitter... Read More →
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Rob Corddry

Four-time Emmy award-winning actor, producer, and comedian Rob Corddry is best known for his work on Adult Swim’s satirical comedy series “Childrens Hospital,” which he created, executive produced, and starred in. He recently wrapped production on Netflix's “Medical Police... Read More →



Saturday January 18, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

1:00pm

Superego
Superego is an absurdist sketch comedy podcast, improvised and edited after the fact. The podcast began in 2006 and has procured over 9 million downloads. Probably closer to 900 million. Look, these guys are bad at basic mathematics and reading rudimentary charts and tables, so cut them a break. It’s over 9 million, that’s for sure. Superego has been featured on the iTunes main page, Adult Swim, Vulture, The AV Club, Nerdist, and has over 2000 5-star reviews on Apple Podcasts.

Superego’s live show features well-known characters and case studies in new sketches and scenarios. Superego has performed live at many festivals including SXSW, RIOT LA Comedy Festival, Vancouver Comedy Festival, The London Podcast Festival, Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival, and more. They are thrilled to be back at San Francisco Sketchfest- There’s nothing quite like it.

Superego is Matt Gourley, Jeremy Carter, Mark McConville, and Paul F. Tompkins. ($40 Orchestra - Front, $35 Orchestra - Side/Rear, $25 Balcony, All Ages)

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Jeremy Carter

Jeremy Carter 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... Read More →
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Mark McConville

Mark McConville is a Wisconsin native and graduate of The University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has been acting and improvising since 1996. He has performed live with ComedySportz Madison, ComedySportz LA, Second City, and more. He has appeared as a guest on many podcasts including... Read More →
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Matt Gourley

First of all, Matt Gourley does some podcasts. I’ll say he does. For starters, he's the creator of the "I Was There Too" podcast and the co-creator of the "Superego," "James Bonding," "Pistol Shrimps Radio," "In Voorhees/Myers We Trust," "The Complete Man" podcasts as well as sidekick... Read More →
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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 →



Saturday January 18, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

1:00pm

"The Journey of Natty Gann" 35th Anniversary
Celebrate the 35th anniversary of the beloved Disney family classic "The Journey Of Natty Gann" with a screening followed by a conversation and Q&A with stars Meredith Salenger and Ray Wise, hosted by Patton Oswalt.

Set in the Great Depression, the film follows resilient young Natty Gann (Meredith Salenger in a star-making performance), who journeys from Chicago to the Pacific Northwest in hopes of being reunited with her father (Ray Wise). Along for the journey are a faithful wolf and amiable drifter Harry (John Cusack). Directed by Jeremy Kagan. ($25, All Ages)

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Meredith Salenger

Meredith Salenger was born and raised in Malibu, California, the daughter of Dottie, an interior designer, and Gary Salenger, a dentist. As a child, she enjoyed performing in front of her family and friends. When she was eight years old, her mother took her to an acting class and... 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... Read More →
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Ray Wise

Born in Portland, Oregon, Ray Wise got his start in 1970 on the soap opera “Love of Life,” taped in New York City. After playing the role of Jamie Rawlins for six years, he decided to make the move to California, where he began landing guest appearances on night time series such... Read More →



Saturday January 18, 2020 1:00pm - 3:15pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

3:00pm

"Just One of the Guys" 35th Anniversary
Join co-stars Joyce Hyser and Sherilyn Fenn for an onstage conversation with moderator Beth Lisick after a 35th anniversary screening of the classic 80s comedy "Just One of the Guys."

When Terry Griffith (Joyce Hyser) loses her high school's writing competition, she's convinced that it's because she's a girl. So Terry decides to change high schools and pose as a boy to prove her point. Her brother, Buddy (Billy Jacoby), helps her pass as a guy so well that she is soon going on a blind date with a potential new girlfriend Sandy (Sherilyn Fenn), and making friends with the boys at school, including the attractive Rick (Clayton Rohner), who becomes her new best friend. But her gender-swapping makes things difficult when she falls in love with him.

General tickets and special VIP Meet & Greet tickets available. VIP tickets include a post-event autograph and photo opportunity with the cast. ($75 Premium seating + Meet & Greet, $35 General Admission, 18+)

Alamo Drafthouse - No Latecomers Policy
Alamo Drafthouse has a no latecomers policy. If you arrive after the show has started, venue staff reserves the right to prevent late admittance to ensure an optimal show experience for the rest of the audience.
https://drafthouse.com/theater/new-mission/admission

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Beth Lisick

Beth Lisick is a writer and actor from the San Francisco Bay Area, currently living in Brooklyn. She is the author of six books, including the New York Times bestseller "Everybody Into the Pool" and the novel "Edie on the Green Screen" (out 3/26/20). She is also co-founder of the... Read More →
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Joyce Hyser

Joyce Hyser's debut film was in 1980's "The Hollywood Knights". Then she did the role of Sylvia in "They All Laughed" in 1981. She appeared in the hit film as Joyce "Valley Girl" in 1983 and in 1984 she was Linda in "This Is Spinal Tap". In 1985 her role as Terry Griffith in "Just... Read More →
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Sherilyn Fenn

Her childhood was filled with change. Sheryl Ann (later “Sherilyn”) was the youngest of 3 kids. She and her two older brothers were raised by their musician mom, Arlene Quatro, who moved the family around Michigan. She and her mom went to L.A. when Sherilyn was 17. Within a couple... Read More →



4:00pm

Spotlight on "Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell"
Spend the afternoon with the cast and creators of the Adult Swim workplace comedy "Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell." Join actors Eddie Pepitone (uh "Eddie Pepitone"), Craig Rowin ("Claude"), Matt Servito ("Satan"), Dana Snyder ("Lucas") and Henry Zebrowski ("Gary") and co-creators Chris "Casper" Kelly and Dave Willis for a lively panel that promises to be a hell of a good time. ($25, 18+)

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Chris "Casper" Kelly

Chris "Casper" Kelly is  the co-creator of the Adult Swim live action series "Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell" and the Adult Swim animated series "Stroker and Hoop." He has also written for "Squidbillies," "Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law," and "Aqua Teen Hunger Force." He wrote... Read More →
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Craig Rowin

Funnyman Craig Rowin is a TV writer and actor. The funnyman plays Claude on Adult Swim’s “Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell. Funnyman Craig Rowin has written for such TV shows as "Bless this Mess," "Search Party" and "Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later." The funnyman has... Read More →
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Dana Snyder

Dana Snyder, “America’s Sweetheart,” plays Troy on "Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell." He is also on Adult Swim as the voice of Master Shake in "Aqua Teen Hunger Force," Granny Cuyler on "Squidbillies," the Alchemist on "The Venture Bros.," and Babyball on "Ballmasterz." He... Read More →
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Dave Willis

Dave Willis is as the co-creator of the Adult Swim series "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" (on which he voiced the characters of Meatwad and Carl), "Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell," and "Squidbillies." He voices Barry Dylan in the FXX series "Archer" and Leto Otel in "Ballmastrz: 9009... Read More →
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Eddie Pepitone

Nicknamed “The Bitter Buddha”, comedian Eddie Pepitone is a master of the dark art of comedy. Hailed as a modern day cross between Jackie Gleason, Don Rickles, and Eckhart Tolle, Eddie is a force of nature onstage, switching between social rage and self-doubt. His shows are an... Read More →
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Henry Zebrowski

Henry Zebrowski is a boy from Queens but a citizen of the world. He plays Gary on “Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell” and most recently Porter on “Crashing” for HBP. He is also one of the hosts of the “award winning” podcast Last Podcast On The Left. He is also a proud... Read More →
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Matthew Servito

Picked by Entertainment Weekly magazine as one of New York’s top character actors, Matt Servitto has been all over the small screen for over 30 years. He is probably best known for playing the role of FBI Agent Dwight Harris on HBO’s "The Sopranos" --a role he played for all seven... Read More →



Saturday January 18, 2020 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

4:00pm

Dave Hill: History Fluffer
Comedian Dave Hill gives his first-person account of different periods throughout history while Jim Biederman and Jodi Lennon call bullsh*t on most of what he's saying.

Completely improvised by Dave, Jim & Jodi.

Formerly known as "You Had To Be There" (long story). ($35 Premium Seating, $25 General Admission, All Ages)

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Dave Hill

Dave Hill is a comedian, writer, actor, and musician originally from Cleveland but now living in New York City. He has appeared on "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," "Inside Amy Schumer," "@midnight," "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee," "The Tick" and "The Jim Gaffigan Show" among other programs... Read More →
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Jim Biederman

As an Executive Producer, Showrunner and Writer, Jim has guided such trailblazing comedy shows as "The Kids in the Hall," "The Howard Stern Radio Show," "The Tom Green Show," "The Andy Dick Show," "I’m With Busey," "Michael and Michael Have Issues," "The Whitest Kids U’ Know... Read More →
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Jodi Lennon

Jodi Lennon is a writer/director/producer living in NYC. Jodi was comedy-reared in Chicago and is an alumna of Chicago’s Second City, The Annoyance Theatre, and I.O. She moved to NYC as a writer/performer on the Comedy Central sketch show darling, "Exit 57."Jodi has since written... Read More →



Saturday January 18, 2020 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

4:00pm

The Art of Process with Aimee Mann & Ted Leo
The Art of Process with Aimee Mann and Ted Leo is the newest artistic collaboration from legendary singer-songwriters Aimee Mann and Ted Leo. Every other week, Aimee and Ted talk to friends across the creative spectrum to find out how they work. And sure, they're friends with a lot of musicians, but weirdly not as many as you'd expect. So you'll hear from comedians, directors, novelists, show creators - ok, yes, some musicians - writers, producers and more, as they discuss the process of turning an idea into art. With special guests Rhett Miller and Scott Thompson.

Co-Presented by LitQuake

($35, All Ages)

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Aimee Mann

Aimee Mann is one of the most distinguished singer-songwriters of her generation. Her successful solo career has spanned several decades with several Grammy nominations, two Grammy award and the release of nine critically acclaimed solo albums, including the profoundly popular soundtrack... Read More →
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Rhett Miller

"It’s a grown-up record,” Rhett Miller says of his extraordinary new album, The Dreamer. “It takes a long time to feel the confidence to step up and be the boss. I finally feel like I’m there.” Rhett Miller has made a number of fine solo albums over his long, illustrious... Read More →
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Scott Thompson

Well known to fans as a member of the sketch comedy troupe “The Kids in the Hall,” Scott Thompson is anything but your average comedic talent. After Lorne Michaels discovered them in the late eighties, “The Kids in the Hall” created a groundbreaking television series which... Read More →
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Ted Leo

It’s a comforting cliché that “you can’t keep a good man down,” but of course you can. Good men and women and non-­‐gender-­‐conforming people are kept down all the time. The world crushes the good and talented and honest and decent unsparingly. We’ve all got our... Read More →



Saturday January 18, 2020 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

4:00pm

The Record Store Day Podcast with Paul Myers
Brought to you by the people behind Record Store Day, The Record Store Day Podcast is a bi-weekly celebration of "record store culture" hosted by acclaimed musician and journalist Paul Myers, featuring news and events from around the Record Store Day world, plus Paul's interviews with a wide variety of guests, all of whom share their own love of records and record stores of the past and present. Subscribe to The Record Store Day Podcast now, wherever you get podcasts. ($20, 18+)

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Caitlin Gill

Caitlin Gill is Major. Her debut comedy album is a new classic for audiences of all ages. Recorded at the San Francisco Punch Line, it’s good to be home for Caitlin. From her favorite stage Caitlin shines, sharing her luck in love, her terrific Dad and some career milestones in... Read More →
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Dave Foley

Dave Foley was born and raised in Toronto where he attended alternative high schools. While there, he began writing stand-up comedy for a creative writing project. His interest in improv led him to comedy workshops, where he met and teamed with Kevin McDonald. They became “The Kids... Read More →
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Jonah Ray

Originally from Oahu, Hawaii. Jonah Ray started stand up in 2002 and has had shows on Comedy Central and Netflix. He's taller than you think.
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Paul Myers

A frequent contributor to SF Sketchfest, Paul Myers is the author of several pop culture biographies including "Kids In The Hall: One Dumb Guy," and "A Wizard A True Star: Todd Rundgren In The Studio," and is a co-editor of, and contributor to, a recent anthology from Rare Bird Books... Read More →



Saturday January 18, 2020 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

4:00pm

SF Sketchfest Tribute to Busy Philipps, in conversation
Acclaimed actress and longtime SF Sketchfest regular Busy Philipps will be fêted by her friends in the comedy world with a lively onstage tribute and conversation.

Busy and friends will discuss her onscreen work including creating the roles of 'Kim Kelly' on "Freaks and Geeks and 'Laurie Keller' on "Cougar Town," her acclaimed late night talk show "Busy Tonight," her stage work with The Thrilling Adventure Hour, her book "This Will Only Hurt a Little" and her fresh and honest approach to sharing her world on Instagram. ($45 Orchestra, $35 Balcony, All Ages)

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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. She is known for roles on... Read More →
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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 →



Saturday January 18, 2020 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

4:20pm

The Benson Movie Interruption with Doug Benson
Comedian Doug Benson (“Super High Me,” “Chronic-Con,” and the "Doug Loves Movies” podcast) and mystery comedy guests sit in the front row of the theater and say whatever silly stuff pops into their heads. ($28, All Ages)

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Doug Benson

Doug Benson (“Last Comic Standing,” "Super High Me") has been on an album-a-year schedule since 2008 (his most recent release being "Gateway Doug 2: Forced Fun"), plus he has two popular weekly podcasts (“Doug Loves Movies” and "Getting Doug With High"), does the occasional... Read More →



Saturday January 18, 2020 4:20pm - 7:00pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

4:30pm

Money Ha Ha Podcast

Money Ha Ha is the podcast where your smart, funny friends -- cohosts Dara M Wilson (SF Sketchfest 2018, & 2019), Yasmine Khan, and their hilarious guests -- bring money talk out of the shame drawer and onto the table. The show is 90% comedy, 10% education, and 0% judging you. Forget all the snobby money advice you've heard (cutting avocado toast is not going to buy you a house!) - Money Ha Ha is the podcast about money from two ladies of color that won't make you hate yourself. (Free, 21+)

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Dara M. Wilson

Dara M Wilson is Bay Area comedian and storyteller who’s performed live at SF Sketchfest, Wakandacon, The Marsh SF, Bawdy Storytelling, Solo Sundays at Stage Werx, in her personal weekly finance podcast Money Ha Ha with Yasmine Khan, and her monthly stand-up show with Jackie Keliiaa... Read More →
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Yasmine Khan

Yasmine Khan is a Bay Area standup comedian and writer who’s performed at various SF and Oakland venues including: Cobbs Comedy Club, Purple Onion, Piano Fight, Stagewerx, and Mutiny Radio.



Saturday January 18, 2020 4:30pm - 5:30pm
PianoFight Bar 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

6:00pm

The Color Collective & Cornbread Kitchen

The Color Collective is a comedy variety show featuring diversity and inclusion in everything from music and dance to stand-up and sketch comedy. Winners of a 2018 Encore Award and a 2018 Audience Choice Award from Better Lemons, The Color Collective strives to be a show for all people, where we can tackle topics that typically aren’t (or can’t) be covered by others. Our goal is to make the audience laugh and see past our color or gender and to be sure that the point of view of minorities and women are always heard.

If "In Living Color" and "SNL" had a love-child, it’d be The Color Collective – a fast-paced hour-long sketch/variety show, highlighting diverse – and hilarious – players from a wide spectrum of cultural backgrounds. Our show isn’t just “about” diversity, though! We pride ourselves on putting together a team of stellar writers that dig deeper than racial stereotypes, actors who are at the top of their game, and a directing and producing staff that keeps the wheels constantly turning. No matter what color you are, you will see yourself represented on stage.

Cornbread Kitchen, also known as CBK, formed a comedic union Oct. 5 2017. Each member comes with diverse backgrounds in entertainment that includes improv, standup, theater, production, screenwriting, directing & sketch. The team formed from a sheer desire to play, create, & connect with peers in the Upright Citizens Brigade community. What began as a practice group/mash-up team quickly evolved into a deeper more meaningful group of talented artists who have formed a bond on and off stage. CBK is the collaborative brainchild of team lead and organizer, Megan Sousa & co-lead Kelvin Sherman which also features the talents of Nick Alexander, Imani Hayes, Anika Reitman, & Tarik Jackson. Since their first show The Pack Theater, CBK has gone on to perform at other prestigious comedy venues around Los Angeles such as Second City, The Nerdist, Upright Citizens Brigade main stages, The Clubhouse, Flappers Comedy Club & more. This Diverse Indie Team has developed a genuine chemistry that have left audiences in awe of the family like connection, big character risks, and at any given moment a song or dance break. Cornbread Kitchen now produces a variety comedy show combining sketch & improv, The Black Twitter Show at Upright Citizens Brigade Sunset. ($18, All Ages)

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Cornbread Kitchen

Cornbread Kitchen, also known as CBK, formed a comedic union Oct. 5 2017. Each member comes with diverse backgrounds in entertainment that includes improv, standup, theater, production, screenwriting, directing & sketch. The team formed from a sheer desire to play, create, & connect... Read More →
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Kai Choyce

Los Angeles native Kai Choyce is a writer, comedian and podcaster who hosts the intimately entertaining Confession Hour as well as the breakout hit “Women Who Kill”. Kai has performed at SF Sketchfest for several years running and was also a semi-finalist in the prestigious San... Read More →
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The Color Collective

The Color Collective is a comedy variety show featuring diversity and inclusion in everything from music and dance to stand-up and sketch comedy. Winners of a 2018 Encore Award and a 2018 Audience Choice Award from Better Lemons, The Color Collective strives to be a show for all people... Read More →



Saturday January 18, 2020 6:00pm - 7:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

7:00pm

Classic Diane, Friend Club and Goldbaby

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! ($18, All Ages)

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Classic Diane

Driving your roommate away because everything's a game and you have to win? Classic Diane. Quitting your job over "mandatory fun"? Classic Diane. Living a life that can only be explained by doing goofs on stage? You know that's classic Diane. You can also see them at Endgames Improv's... Read More →
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Django Gold

Django Gold is a comedian and writer living in New York, where he regularly performs at the city’s top comedy clubs and dive bars. He currently works as a staff writer at "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," where he recently made his televised stand-up debut. He previously worked... Read More →
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Friend Club

Welcome to Friend Club where joy is mandatory and feeling left out strictly forbidden.Hailing from Boston, these weirdos are thrilled to make their San Francisco debut. A rapid-fire menagerie of resurrected cartoon bears, musical first dates, and real-life friendships crumbling live... Read More →
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Goldbaby

We are Goldbaby. Lush, glamorous, and a hot mess, we’re more than just one flavor. As a leading house team at The Pack Theater in Hollywood, Goldbaby is both a love letter & twist on classic sketch, blending the simple with absurd, sexy with satire, and the whatever that third thing... Read More →



Saturday January 18, 2020 7:00pm - 8:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

7:00pm

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Byron Bowers & Vanessa Gonzalez
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. ($25, 18+)

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Byron Bowers

Described by LA Weekly as “a comic who’s got big ideas and big plans to go big places,” Byron Bowers is a stand-up comedian and actor that has toured nationally with Dave Chappelle, Hannibal Buress, John Caparulo, and The Eric Andre Show Live. Byron won the Big Sky International... Read More →
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Ryan Goodcase

Ryan Goodcase is one of the most promising young stand-up comedians in the Bay Area comedy scene. From his humble beginnings in the Midwest, he has taken to the mic to make his soft, mono-tone voice heard. Praised for his smart writing and dry delivery, Ryan was recently recognized... Read More →
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Vanessa Gonzalez

Vanessa Gonzalez is originally from Texas and was voted “Best Stand-up Comic” in the Austin Chronicle before her move to Los Angeles. She was a breakout as one of the New Faces of the 2017 Just For Laughs festival in Montreal and subsequently created and starred in a web series... Read More →



Saturday January 18, 2020 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

7:00pm

Boxcar Theatre and SF Sketchfest present The Thrilling Adventure Hour: An Immersive Comedy Experience
Boxcar Theatre and SF Sketchfest present
The Thrilling Adventure Hour: An Immersive Comedy Experience
featuring Paget Brewster, Craig Cackowski, Jonathan Coulton, Jonathan Dinerstein, Marc Gagliardi, John Hodgman, Marc Evan Jackson, Hal Lublin, Busy Philipps, Autumn Reeser, Annie Savage, Paul F. Tompkins, Janet Varney and more
Written and co-produced by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker

The 19th annual SF Sketchfest marks the return of the wildly popular live show and podcast, The Thrilling Adventure Hour, in a way it has never before been experienced! Located at The Palace Theatre in a speakeasy-style atmosphere, you'll enjoy one performance in the Mainstage Cabaret, and have an immersive “choose-your-own-adventure” style experience throughout the rest of the venue. Attend "office hours" with your favorite performers, encounter strolling entertainers, watch impromptu scenes play out in the casino and parlor, and enjoy live music and surprise guests in the bars and dressing rooms. With only two dates to experience this unique comedy event and limited ticket availability, these are shows not to be missed! ($150, 16+)


*Joshua Malina is appearing on Saturday night only.

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Annie Savage

Annie Savage has performed on stage in numerous sketch and improv shows, most notably as a Conservatory Grad from Second City, L.A. She was a troupe member on “National Lampoon’s National Sketch Show Tour” and wrote, produced and starred in the sketch show, “Stupid Annie and... Read More →
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Autumn Reeser

Autumn Reeser saw her breakout role as socially awkward Taylor Townsend on popular Fox drama series “The O.C.” In addition to starring in 10 romantic comedies for Hallmark, she is also known for her roles as firecracker junior agent Lizzie Grant on HBO’s “Entourage” and... Read More →
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Ben Acker

Ben Acker and Ben Blacker are most known as the creators and writers of the Thrilling Adventure Hour, a staged show in the style of old time radio, that ran monthly for ten years to sold out crowds, an LA staple featuring the best ensemble of all. Acker is the creator of the web... Read More →
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Ben Blacker

Ben Acker and Ben Blacker are most known as the creators and writers of the Thrilling Adventure Hour, a staged show in the style of old time radio, that ran monthly for ten years to sold out crowds, an LA staple featuring the best ensemble of all. Acker is the creator of the web... 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. She is known for roles on... 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... 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, video games and commercials. He is one of the featured players and writers on "The David Feldman Radio Program" and podcast... Read More →
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Janet Varney

Janet is an Emmy-Nominated actor, comedian, writer and producer. She most recently starred as the horrible Becca on FXX’s "You’re the Worst, " and she created, wrote and stars in the IFC series "Fortune Rookie.” JV can also be heard as the sarcastic AI “Sorry” on the sci-fi... Read More →
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John Hodgman

John Hodgman is a writer, comedian, and actor.He is the author of three books of fake facts and invented trivia, all of them New York Times Bestsellers, and his writing has also appeared in The Paris Review, This American Life, The New Yorker, and Mad Magazine.After an appearance... Read More →
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Jonathan Dinerstein

Jonathan Dinerstein is a versatile composer of music for film and television. His recent credits include scores for Alan Tudyk’s TV comedy series "Con Man," James Urbaniak’s noir radio serial "A Night Called Tomorrow," and many feature films. He's also written music for countless... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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Marc Evan Jackson

Marc Evan Jackson is a WorkJuice Player whom you might recognize from "The Good Place," "The Kings of Summer," "22 Jump Street," "Parks & Recreation," "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," and every other television show in the year 2014. He thinks more is more and that music is easy.Also? He's... 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.
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Paget Brewster

Paget Brewster stars as Emily Prentiss on the wildly popular CBS show “Criminal Minds”. She also joined the cast of “Community” for season 6 on Yahoo as Greendale’s CFO Frankie Dart. She plays the morphine-addicted matriarch Dodo on Comedy Central’s series “Another Period... Read More →
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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 →



Saturday January 18, 2020 7:00pm - 10:00pm
The Palace Theater 644 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133

7:30pm

Naked Babies with John Ross Bowie, Rob Corddry, Brian Huskey and Seth Morris
From the Upright Citizen Theater comes the sketch and improv quartet Naked Babies who will perform their Earth shattering improv comedy and righteously take ownership of the life changes they might cause.
The Naked Babies are: Rob Corddry, Brian Huskey, Seth Morris, and John Ross Bowie. ($45 Orchestra, $35 Balcony, All Ages)

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Brian Huskey

Brian Huskey is an actor, writer, producer, and improvisor, performing for more than 20 years of at the UCB Theater. With over 170 credits on film and television, Huskey is proudly classified as a “That Guy” but is best known for his role as Leon West on HBO’s “Veep”, the... Read More →
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John Ross Bowie

John Ross Bowie plays Jimmy Dimeo on ABC’S "Speechless." Other appearances include "The Big Bang Theory," "Veep", "Episodes," "Love," "Fresh off the Boat" and a lot of shows where you think he’s the killer but then it turns out he’s not.
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Rob Corddry

Four-time Emmy award-winning actor, producer, and comedian Rob Corddry is best known for his work on Adult Swim’s satirical comedy series “Childrens Hospital,” which he created, executive produced, and starred in. He recently wrapped production on Netflix's “Medical Police... 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 18, 2020 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

7:30pm

Fake TED Talks
TED Talks are influential videos from expert speakers on education, business, science, tech, and creativity. Fake TED Talks are simply hilarious. With all of the bullet points and none of the facts, Jonathan Coulton, Paul and Storm, Adam Savage and other guests will present a well-rehearsed presentation, live, in the present.

Co-Presented by LitQuake

($45 Reserved Front Row Seating, $40 Reserved Premium Seating, $35 General Admission, 18+)

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Adam Savage

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

Jean Grae is a modern day polymath you may know from being a critically acclaimed, internationally renowned lyricist, performer, writer and producer. Since like… 25 years ago. She’s only 6 now. What a talent. Maybe you've seen her on “Night Train with Wyatt Cenac,” “Thrilling... Read More →
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Jonathan Coulton

Jonathan Coulton is the in-house musician for NPR's "Ask Me Another."In 2005, Coulton dropped out of a perfectly good software career to write music on the Internet. He embarked upon a bold experiment called "Thing a Week," in which he home-recorded and released a new song every week... Read More →
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Matt Gourley

First of all, Matt Gourley does some podcasts. I’ll say he does. For starters, he's the creator of the "I Was There Too" podcast and the co-creator of the "Superego," "James Bonding," "Pistol Shrimps Radio," "In Voorhees/Myers We Trust," "The Complete Man" podcasts as well as sidekick... Read More →
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Paul Sabourin

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

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



Saturday January 18, 2020 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

7:30pm

The Smartest Man in the World with Greg Proops

Greg Proops is The Smartest Man In The World

Rolling Stone Magazine
“Here he is, though, in front of a live audience each week, bravely recording some of the boldest comedy on the podcasting frontier right now.”

New York Times
“Greg Proops’s bold, never-boring voice takes center stage in this live recording of his renowned podcast.”

It's just Proops and you. There's no fan fare. Proops takes center stage at small table and chair setup with a single microphone. Then he's off. An hour of great conversation that flies by at a break neck clip. He crams the feeling of a great two-way conversation into the lecture-style format of a one-way conversation.

Part professorial, part crazed comedian, Proops forms the show around his talent and passions. The show flows like a love letter to tangents. The Proopcast has been to Australia, New Zealand, Norway, Amsterdam, Montreal, London, Edinburgh, Austin, Cleveland, San Francisco and off the coast of St. Martin in the Caribbean. Now you must fall.

Be there and experience joy for once in your life.

Download for free at: Proopcast.com This is a partially seated show—arrive early for a seat. ($28, 21+)

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Greg Proops

Greg Proops is a stand up comic from San Francisco. He lives in Hollywood. It’s not that bad. Really.The Proopdog is best known for his unpredictable appearances on "Whose Line is it Anyway?" Both US and UK. Starting it’s 7th season on the CW. Greg is recurring as the art teacher... Read More →



Saturday January 18, 2020 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94114

7:30pm

Rhea Butcher
Rhea Butcher is a Los Angeles-based standup comic, actor and writer. Originally from the Midwest, Rhea grew up skateboarding the mean streets of Akron, Ohio. Their blue collar brand of cool has endeared audiences nationwide, as they have performed standup and appeared on shows such as HBO's "2 Dope Queens," "The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail," "@Midnight" and "CONAN." Rhea’s first television series, “Take My Wife” premiered as a critical hit and was reviewed by Vanity Fair, The New York Times, Vulture, IndieWire and countless other outlets. Rhea was a recurring performer on the TruTv series “Adam Ruins Everything,” and continues to tour the country. Their debut standup album, “Butcher” debuted at number one on iTunes, and they were also named one of Variety’s Top Ten Comics To Watch 2017 at the Just For Laughs festival. With an opening set by Brandon Ash-Mohammed. ($35 Orchestra - Front, $30 Orchestra - Side/Rear, $25 Mezzanine, All Ages)

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Brandon Ash-Mohammed

Brandon Ash-Mohammed. Comedian. Writer. Future Real Housewife of Atlanta.He's a Tim Sims Award nominated comedian, a Telefilm New Voices Award winning writer, and the creator of The Ethnic Rainbow (Canada’s first & only comedy show for LGBT comedians of colour). Brandon has opened... Read More →
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Rhea Butcher

Rhea Butcher is a Los Angeles-based standup comic, actor and writer. Originally from the Midwest, Rhea grew up skateboarding the mean streets of Akron, Ohio. Her blue collar brand of cool has endeared audiences nationwide, as she's performed standup and appeared on shows such as HBO's... Read More →



Saturday January 18, 2020 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

8:00pm

Edinburgh Spotlight: Jena Friedman: Miscarriage of Justice

As America slips into fascism, Jena Friedman celebrates free speech while she still has it in this unapologetic political hour of comedy.

Having appeared on multiple top shows including Conan and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Jena brings her unique insight and acerbic wit at a time when politics in America and worldwide have become more contentious and divisive than ever. 'An intriguing voice; it could yet be an essential one' (Guardian). This is a partially seated show—arrive early for a seat. ($22, 21+)

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Jena Friedman

Jena Friedman is a stand up comedian, writer and filmmaker. She has worked as a field producer at "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and has written for "Late Show with David Letterman." Her critically acclaimed stand up special, "American Cunt," is now available on iTunes and her... Read More →



Saturday January 18, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Cafe du Nord 2174 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94114

8:00pm

The Crossword Show with Zach Sherwin
Host Zach Sherwin presides as three panelists solve a crossword puzzle live onstage, with everything displayed on a big screen so the crowd can follow the action. The clues work just like the ones in a typical crossword, but they also happen to be rhyming hip-hop lyrics; there's an "Across Clues" and a "Down Clues" rap over the course of the show. Each time the panelists get a clue right, Zach launches them and the audience down a rabbit hole inspired somehow by the answer word. There's comedy, music, trivia, and audience quizzes galore! Astonishing connections and surprises abound! There’s really nothing like it! With guests Arden Myrin, Scott Thompson and Sydnee Washington. ($35 Premium Seating, $25 General Admission, All Ages)

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Arden Myrin

Actress, writer and comedian Arden Myrin became a new cast member on Showtime’s "Shameless" Season 7, and will be on the upcoming Netflix series "Insatiable." She recently appeared in the world premiere of Steve Martin’s new play "Meteor Shower." As a comedian Arden headlines... Read More →
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Scott Thompson

Well known to fans as a member of the sketch comedy troupe “The Kids in the Hall,” Scott Thompson is anything but your average comedic talent. After Lorne Michaels discovered them in the late eighties, “The Kids in the Hall” created a groundbreaking television series which... Read More →
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Sydnee Washington

Sydnee is no stranger to Comedy Central having been featured in the Up Next Showcase at Clusterfest in 2018 and most recently in the CC Digital Originals "Tales from the Trip" and "Sex Fails." She co-hosts the popular podcast “The Unofficial Expert”, and can also be seen on this... Read More →
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Zach Sherwin

Zach Sherwin is a Los-Angeles based comedian and musician. His writing for the web series “Epic Rap Battles of History” has received multiple Emmy nominations and Streamy Awards, and the ten Epic Rap Battles in which he’s co-starred have racked up well over half a billion YouTube... Read More →



Saturday January 18, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

Stuff You Should Know with Josh and Chuck
"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. ($35, 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... 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... Read More →



Saturday January 18, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

8:00pm

Mission CTRL & Westside Sketch Co

It's a night of sketch comedy from PianoFight regulars Mission CTRL and Santa Monica's Westside Sketch Co.! Hosted by Corey Rodrigues. ($20, All Ages)

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Corey Rodrigues

Corey was the winner of The Catch a New Rising Star, The Funniest Comic in New England and the 2017 Big Sky Comedy Festivals. Rodrigues has been featured on the hilarious Gotham Live, Laughs on Fox and True Tv's Laff Mobbs Laff Tracks. In 2018 he released his Dry Bar comedy special... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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Westside Sketch Co.

The Westside Sketch Company is the Main Stage sketch company at M.I.'s Westside Comedy Theater in Santa Monica, CA. They do a brand new hour long show every month. Come see what all the fuss is about.



Saturday January 18, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm

Eddie Pepitone
Nicknamed “The Bitter Buddha”, comedian Eddie Pepitone is a master of the dark art of comedy. Hailed as a modern day cross between Jackie Gleason, Don Rickles, and Eckhart Tolle, Eddie is a force of nature onstage, switching between social rage and self-doubt. His shows are an energetic combo of calm and chaos, blue-collar angst and sardonic enlightenment. It’s no wonder that Eddie is considered a favorite of such other comedy greats as Patton Oswalt, Marc Maron, Sarah Silverman, and Zach Galifianakis. His international debut at Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival was lauded as a “tour-de-force” and “jaw-achingly hilarious”.

His comedy album "A Great Stillness" debuted on Billboard’s Comedy Top 10 and he was the subject of the award-winning documentary "The Bitter Buddha," which was hailed as “an instant classic”. His hour-long comedy special, "Eddie Pepitone: In Ruins," debuted on Netflix. Eddie is also a social media stalwart and his Twitter account @eddiepepitone has been hailed as a “must-follow”.

In addition to his regular stand-up performances, Eddie is a stand-out character actor. On the television front, he has been a mainstay on American broadcast and cable networks, recurring on "Community," "Maron," "Conan," "Kickin’ It," "Bob’s Burgers," "Love," and "Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell." Other notable turns include "Will & Grace," "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," "Corporate," "The Goldbergs," "Arrested Development," "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "The Flight of the Conchords," "It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia," "Chappelle’s Show," two seasons of "Last Comic Standing," and "The Sarah Silverman Program."

On the feature side, Eddie was seen in the hit comedy "Old School" opposite Will Ferrell, the Sundance entry "Terri" with John C. Reilly, "The Living Wake" opposite Jesse Eisenberg, and the Anna Paquin indie drama "Free Ride," to name a few.

With an opening set by Steve Furey.
($22, All Ages)

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Eddie Pepitone

Nicknamed “The Bitter Buddha”, comedian Eddie Pepitone is a master of the dark art of comedy. Hailed as a modern day cross between Jackie Gleason, Don Rickles, and Eckhart Tolle, Eddie is a force of nature onstage, switching between social rage and self-doubt. His shows are an... Read More →
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Steve Furey

Steve Furey is quickly emerging as one of the sharpest young stand-ups in the comedy world. His ability to craft jokes and command the stage has garnered attention in the LA comedy scene, as Furey was recently passed as the newest paid regular at The World Famous Comedy Store. Furey... Read More →



Saturday January 18, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Brava Cabaret 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

9:00pm

Back Alley Racket Club, Luxury Cruise Singles Mixer and Obama's Other Daughters

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! ($18, All Ages)

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Back Alley Racket Club

House sketch team at the Westside Comedy Theater in Los Angeles CA. We produce and perform and brand new hour of sketch comedy the first Wednesday of every month since 2017. We focus heavily on character performances, premise, and some digital shorts.
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Hunter Duncan

Hunter is a standup comedian based in Austin, TX. Hunter has performed on the Moontower Comedy festival (2018, 2019), Hell Yes Fest and Sound on Sound Fest. In March, he received second place in the 2019 Funniest Person In Austin competition, out of 255 comics. Hunter hosts/books... Read More →
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Luxury Cruise Singles Mixer

Luxury Cruise Singles Mixer will take you on an erotic journey to the center of the human imagination. There are no refunds.
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Obama’s Other Daughters

Obama's Other Daughters (OOD) is an all-Black, all-female comedy improv/sketch formation comprised of four dynamic, working actors based in Los Angeles, CA. Maame-Yaa Aforo, Ashley Holston, Shakira Ja'nai Paye and Yazmin Monet Watkins have created sketches with Comedy Central and... Read More →



Saturday January 18, 2020 9:00pm - 10:30pm
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

9:00pm