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Thursday, January 29 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm
SF Sketchfest Comedy NightLife: What's So Funny About Love, Sex and Science?

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Comedy and science nerds unite for the fifth annual SF Sketchfest Comedy NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences. This year's theme is "What's So Funny About Love, Sex and Science?" with shows presented throughout the museum. Highlights: America's favorite fifty-something Jewish mothers and relationship experts Ronna & Beverly will host their popular talk show. Famed Los Angeles improv collective the Groundlings present Personals, with improvised characters based on real profiles on internet dating sites. Competitive Erotic Science Fan Fiction returns for more ridiculous off-the-cuff debauched readings based on your favorite science fiction stories. Popular Nerdist Network podcaster Sex Nerd Sandra will explore fascinating and funny perspectives on sex and love. And top stand-up comedians including Erin Foley, David Dineen-Porter, Jesse Elias and more will perform. NightLife features food, drinks and DJs and is for guests ages 21 and over. $12 21+

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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 and comedian who has been a performer, director and teacher with The Groundlings Theatre for over 15 years. | | Brian was a staff writer on the animated... Read More →
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Bryan Cook

Bryan Cook is the host and creator of the live show and podcast Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction, presented every month at the esteemed Nerdmelt Theater in LA, as well as all over the US. He was featured in the comedy special Dancing Around the Shit Fire with Kyle Kinane, and has performed at JFL Chicago, Outside Lands (SF), High Plains Comedy Fest (Denver), SF Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Fest (Portland), Riot LA, and Bumbershoot (Seattle). He... Read More →
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Caitlin Gill

People are talking about Caitlin Gill. Most of what they’re saying has to do with how funny she is. | | Caitlin was a performer at the Outside Lands Festival in 2012, she has been in SF Sketchfest every year since 2007, performed in the Vancouver Global Comedy Fest, was host of the 2009 SF Women’s Comedy Competition and The Ladies Room Open Mic and Showcase. Her writing has been featured in a Believer Magazine project for 826LA... Read More →
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Casey Ley

Casey Ley is a comic living in Los Angeles trying to achieve his dream of being crushed in an earthquake. His comedy has been seen all over the country in clubs, festivals and gay bars. Too many gay bars if you ask him and not enough festivals but there is some time left in his career before he is crushed in that earthquake. In the past year Casey was featured in The Advocate Magazine as part of their Next Great Queer Comic search, curated the... Read More →
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Cole Stratton

Cole Stratton wears a lot of hats. Not literal ones, as he has a tiny head and it just doesn't look right. He is the co-founder of SF Sketchfest, the San Francisco Comedy Festival, a month-long annual event highlighting the best in improv, sketch, stand-up, TV and film comedy. Now in its sixteenth year, the festival has featured performers like Tenacious D, Conan O'Brien, Alan Arkin, Gene Wilder, The Kids in the Hall, The State, Mr. Show, Garry... Read More →
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David Dineen-Porter

David is a stand-up, improviser and filmmaker from Toronto. He’s performed at JFL42, San Francisco Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Toronto Sketch Fest and Montreal Sketch Festival. He’s been on Andy Kindler’s alternative show three years in a row. He’s worked on various Canadian TV shows and was a finalist in the national Laugh out Loud competition for CBC. His series “Retro Video Arcade” on Jash has... Read More →
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David Gborie

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

Drew Droege is best known for his online videos impersonating Chloe Sevigny, which have been featured in New York Times, NY Post, Entertainment Weekly, The Advocate, and Huffington Post. His podcast, Glitter In The Garbage, was deemed "lowbrow and brilliant" in New York magazine's Approval Matrix. He's an Outfest award winner, one of OUT magazine's Out 100, and named one of LA's Top Comedy Acts to Watch by LA Weekly. He performs improv/sketch/wig... Read More →
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Erin Foley

Erin Foley is an amazing comedic actress, comedian, and writer. Currently, Foley is a regular cast member on TruTV’s "How To Be A Grown Up." She just finished writing for a new NBC sitcom, "One Big Happy," which debuts in the spring of 2015. As a seasoned comedian, she has her own Comedy Central Presents, as well as having been on Conan O’Brien, Craig Ferguson, "Chelsea Lately," Arsenio Hall and "Last Call With Carson Daly." She has... Read More →
avatar for Ivan Hernandez

Ivan Hernandez

Ivan Hernandez is a comic living in San Francisco. He likes food and some social issues and comic books. He has performed at the SF Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Litquake, Supercon comic book convention, International Cannabis and Hemp Expo, Sacramento Comedy Festival, and plenty of other places, and he is a regular at the SF Punch Line and Cobb’s Comedy Club. He produces Give Me Fiction, a monthly prose storytelling show in the... Read More →
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Jamie Denbo

Jamie Denbo has appeared on FOX's "Brooklyn 99," NBC's "Parks & Recreation," IFC's "Comedy Bang Bang," FX's "Terriers," Showtime's "Episodes" and "Weeds," HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and many others. She recently co-starred in "The Heat," starring Sandra Bullock & Melissa McCarthy and directed by Paul Feig. As a writer, Jamie has developed pilot scripts for CBS, FX and Comedy Central. She is currently writing an original feature film for... Read More →
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Janet Varney

Janet is a writer, producer, improviser, and Emmy-nominated actress based in Los Angeles, which is in California, which is in the United States (see globe). She stars in the IFC horror comedy series “Stan Against Evil,” and as Becca on FXX’s “You’re the Worst” and as herself recurring on "@midnight." She hosts the innovative podcast The JV Club (featuring guests including Sarah Silverman, Tig Notaro... Read More →
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Jesse Elias

Jesse Elias is a comedian from San Francisco currently blowing bubbles in the milk of Los Angeles. He draws creative inspiration from music and literature of the 19th century and cartoons and candy of the 1990s. Over the years he has performed in festivals like SF Sketchfest, Just For Laughs Montreal, Bridgetown, and stuff. He’s also written for Season 2 of "The Eric Andre Show" on Adult Swim. Jesse learned everything he knows about being... Read More →
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Jessica Chaffin

Jessica Chaffin trained as a writer and performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade in NYC. Along with Jamie Denbo, she is one half of Ronna & Beverly a live comedy talk show developed at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles that continues to play to packed houses at the UCBTLA. In 2010 the ladies took the stage show to The Edinburgh Fringe Festival for a month-long run. They returned to the UK several more times, selling out... Read More →
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John Ross Bowie

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

Mindy Sterling is best known for her character portrayal of “Frau Farbissina” in The Austin Powers Trilogy. A veteran improviser and improv teacher and director, she honed those skills with the Groundlings in Los Angeles.  She will reprise her role as “mom” on FXX’s hit, "Legit." Currently you can see her on Disney’s "Ant Farm" playing the self absorbed Principal Skidmore. She can also be seen on... Read More →
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Natasha Muse

Natasha Muse is a comedian, a skeptic, a mom, and at least the second-funniest transsexual you know. Her jokes make people laugh, and ONLY people laugh. Natasha performs regularly all over the Bay Area, including Cobb’s Comedy Club and the SF Punchline. Natasha is a loud and proud member of the weekly comedy show The Business. She is the winner of the 2010 Battle of the Bay competition, 2011 Miss Toolbox, was declared “the Funniest... Read More →
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Sandra Daugherty

Sandra Daugherty punches sexual shame in the face. The sex educator is a firm believer in the right to healthy intimate experiences and the skills that get us there. | | Sandra is known the world over for her podcast, “Sex Nerd Sandra.” At once irreverent and educational, the show has earned a top spot on iTunes. Its loyal listenership (over 8 million downloads) is vocal about Sandra’s impact, describing her as... Read More →



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