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Sunday, January 25 • 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Porchlight, a Storytelling Series, with Beth Lisick & Arline Klatte and guests Derrick Brown, Ophira Eisenberg, Shelley McClendon, Frank Portman and Phoebe Robinson

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Porchlight has been showcasing San Francisco storytellers since 2002. Founded by Arline Klatte and Beth Lisick as a way of getting people onstage to tell their true stories, the shows continue to attract new audiences and storytellers each month at the Verdi Club and Hemlock Tavern. In addition to collaborating each year with Sketchfest, Porchlight has worked with the San Francisco Film Festival, the Contemporary Jewish Museum, the Bay Area Science Festival, the Storymoja Hay Festival in Nairobi and Shakespeare and Co. in Paris. Their popular podcast lets people all over the world get a little piece of SF. $20 21+

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Arline Klatte

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

Beth Lisick is a writer and actor. She is the author of five books and has appeared in films screened at Cannes, Sundance, and the San Francisco International Film Festival. | | Her books include the memoir collection "Yokohama Threeway" and "Other Small Shames," the New York Times bestselling comic memoir "Everybody Into the Pool," the gonzo self-help manifesto "Helping Me Help Myself," the story collection "This Too Can Be Yours," and the... Read More →
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Derrick Brown

Derrick c. Brown is the winner of the 2013 Texas Book of The Year award for Poetry. He is a former paratrooper for the 82nd airborne and is the president of one of what Forbes and Filter Magazine call “…one of the best independent presses in the country”, Write Bloody Publishing. He is the author of four books of poetry. The New York Times calls his work, “…a rekindling of faith in the weird, hilarious, shocking... Read More →
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Frank Portman

Frank Portman, better known by the pseudonym Dr. Frank, is a musician, singer, guitarist, and author. He is the singer, guitarist, and primary songwriter of the Berkeley, California punk rock band The Mr. T Experience, and has remained the only consistent member of the band since its formation in 1985, performing on ten studio albums and five EPs. He has also recorded and performed as a solo artist, releasing the album "Show Business is My... Read More →
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Ophira Eisenberg

Ophira Eisenberg is the host of NPR's Ask Me Another. A familiar face in the comedy world, Eisenberg moved to New York in 2001 from Canada and performs stand-up regularly at comedy clubs in the city as well as headlines across the United States, Canada and Europe. She tours as a host and storyteller with The Moth and is featured on The Moth Radio Hour and podcast. | | Selected as one of New York Magazine's "Top 10 Comics that Funny People Find... Read More →
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Phoebe Robinson

According to Serial Optimist, NYC-based stand up-comedian and writer Phoebe Robinson "is brilliant and able to critique some really complex concepts in a sentence or two. Bask in it, people." Which is precisely what Flavorwire is trying to get the public to do when it listed her as one of "25 Female Comedians Everyone Should Know," and with the way things are going, it seems the place to get to know her is on TV. | | Phoebe most recently... Read More →
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Shelley McClendon

Shelley McLendon lives in Portland, Oregon where she is the creative force behind Bad Reputation Productions. She is a part of improv troupe The Liberators and sketch comedy duo, The Aces. She is also the proud owner of a Bajaj Chetak scooter, which she plans on learning how to ride if it ever stops raining.



Sunday January 25, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Verdi Club 2424 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA 94110