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Thursday, January 22
 

7:00pm

w00tstock Founders' Night with Adam Savage, Paul and Storm and Wil Wheaton and special guest John Roderick, Jason Finn and Rebecca Watson
For decades, geeks were ostracized, picked on, laughed at and punished by the sun’s harmful UV rays. But there is only so long that a people can be kept down before they rise up against their oppressors; and, indeed, the dawn of the 21st century has seen the ascendancy of geeks and geek culture.

We now celebrate that rise to power–and let’s face it, nerds pretty much run everything now–with w00tstock, a special event for geeks of every stripe. Television host/special-effects artist Adam Savage (MythBusters), music-comedy duo Paul and Storm (The Internet, Da Vinci’s Notebook) and author, actor and host of "TableTop" Wil Wheaton present a night of songs, readings, comedy, demonstrations, short films, and other clever widgets born from and dedicated to the enthusiasms, obsessions, trials and joys of geek pride.

Joining the hosts are special guests John Roderick of The Long Winters, Jason Finn from The Presidents of the United States of America and Rebecca Watson, founder of the Skepchick Blog!

This is the dawning of the Age of Geekdom–and its voices will ring true at w00tstock Founders! $35 All Ages

Performers
avatar for Adam Savage

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 anything else you can think of. | | The son of a filmmaker/painter and a psychotherapist, Adam has been making his own toys since he was allowed to... Read More →
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John Roderick

John Roderick is the songwriter and singer/guitarist of The Long Winters, forming the band from a mound of clay back in 2001. Widely acclaimed as one of America’s preeminent artists, credited with resurrecting Seattle’s moribund music scene and bringing new life to the rock genre, John also writes his own press bios. A central figure in the Northwest music community, John nevertheless maintains his outsider status by being both... Read More →
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Paul and Storm

Paul Sabourin and Greg “Storm” DiCostanzo have been writing and performing comedy music together for over a decade, starting with their stint in the a cappella band Da Vinci’s Notebook. Road warriors throughout their entire career, their experience performing live in venues ranging in size from living rooms to stadiums has given them a virtual utility belt jam-packed with tools for keeping audiences on the edges of their... Read More →
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Wil Wheaton

Wil Wheaton’s successful acting career began in 1986 with acclaimed roles in “Stand By Me” and “Toy Soldiers.” He continued to build his resume through his teen years as series regular “Wesley Crusher” on “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and opposite Robin Williams in “Flubber.” But Wil is much more than just an actor; he’s an author, blogger, voice actor, Columnist for the... Read More →



8:00pm

Night Train with Wyatt Cenac and guests Cameron Esposito, Natasha Muse, Phoebe Robinson and Maronzio Vance
Hosted by Brooklyn-based comedy favorite Wyatt Cenac ("The Daily Show," "King of the Hill"), Night Train comes to SF Sketchfest from its weekly New York home for a special night of comedy with some of the best comedians of the moment. Check out Wyatt's recently released hour-long special "Wyatt Cenac: Brooklyn," available on Netflix. $30 18+ (unless accompanied by parent or guardian)

Performers
avatar for Cameron Esposito

Cameron Esposito

Cameron Esposito is a nationally touring standup comic and the host of Put Your Hands Together - both the podcast and live show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. She is also the host of the action/scifi movie podcast WhamBamPow, a regular on "Chelsea Lately" and her network televison debut on "Late Late with Craig Ferguson" was called “the most memorable first time on a late night show for any comedian in recent... Read More →
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Maronzio Vance

Maronzio Vance is a writer, actor and standup comedian based in Los Angeles. Maronzio can be seen on the new Fox comedy, “Enlisted” due out this fall. Maronzio’s stand up special, “Maronzio Vance: The Half Hour” can currently be seen on Comedy Central. He has also appeared on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Wanda Sykes: Wanda Does It," "Jamie Foxx's Laffapalooza," the seventh season of "Last Comic Standing," and a... Read More →
avatar for Natasha Muse

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 →
avatar for Phoebe Robinson

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 →
avatar for Wyatt Cenac

Wyatt Cenac

Wyatt Cenac is a NY-based stand-up comedian, actor, and writer, best known for his work on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," where he was a correspondent and writer for half of the last decade. Prior to that, he spent three seasons writing on "King of the Hill." Wyatt can be seen in Mike Birbiglia’s acclaimed film, "Sleepwalk with Me," Darren Grodsky’s independent film "Growing Up (and Other Lies)" and Barry Jenkins "Medicine for... Read More →



Thursday January 22, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
 
Friday, January 23
 

7:30pm

StarTalk Live with Bill Nye the Science Guy and Eugene Mirman
Science meets comedy and pop culture onstage at StarTalk Live!, the StarTalk Radio road show that’s entertaining and educating sold-out audiences around the country! Just like the award-winning podcast and radio show, StarTalk Live! explores current events from the frontiers of science and space exploration, and, like StarTalk Radio, includes scientists, celebrities and comedians as featured guests. StarTalk Live! performances are hosted by either Neil deGrasse Tyson or Bill Nye the Science Guy and are co-hosted by comedian Eugene Mirman. 

StarTalk Live! gets its DNA from StarTalk Radio, the iTunes chart-topping, award winning podcast and radio program from Curved Light Productions. Each week astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, his comic co-hosts, guest celebrities and scientists bridge the intersection between pop culture and science with clarity, humor and passion, covering captivating subjects like space travel, human intelligence, sex, extra-terrestrial life, the Big Bang, the future of our Earth and the environment. StarTalk Radio is hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson. As Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, Tyson makes regular appearances on major news programs and popular shows ("Late Night," "The Daily Show," "The Colbert Report"). Recently Tyson served as Executive Editor and on camera Host & Narrator for "Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey," the Emmy-winning, 21st century reboot of Carl Sagan's landmark television series. He has also previously hosted both "NOVA Science NOW" and the NOVA miniseries "Origins." In February 2012, Tyson released his tenth book: "Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier." Tyson was voted "Sexiest Astrophysicist Alive" by People Magazine in 2000 and Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential Persons in the World for 2007.

StarTalk Live! is co-produced by Curved Light Productions and Pretty Good Friends. Co-presented by 7x7 $35 All Ages

Performers
avatar for Bill Nye

Bill Nye

Bill Nye, scientist, engineer, comedian, author, and inventor, is a man with a mission: to help foster a scientifically literate society, to help people everywhere understand and appreciate the science that makes our world work. Making science entertaining and accessible is something Bill has been doing most of his life. | | “My family is funny,” he says, “I mean funny in the sense that we make people laugh, not just funny... Read More →
avatar for Eugene Mirman

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 own major of Comedy — doing a one-hour standup act as his thesis (for which he was made fun of, don’t worry). | | Currently, he plays comedian/mobster... Read More →



Friday January 23, 2015 7:30pm - 9:00pm
The Nourse 275 Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

7:30pm

The World of Phil Hendrie (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

Creative genius chock full of character, comedy and commentary — that’s Phil Hendrie. Famous for concocting a cast of fictional characters, all of whom he plays on air while simultaneously serving as host of his national talk radio program, Phil will seamlessly portray himself and a bevy of different folks live onstage in a whirlwind comedic tour-de-force that's not to be missed!
$25 All Ages

Performers
avatar for Phil Hendrie

Phil Hendrie

Creative genius chock full of character, comedy and commentary — that’s Phil Hendrie. Famous for concocting a cast of fictional characters, all of whom he plays on air while simultaneously serving as host of his national talk radio program, Hendrie actually started out as a disc jockey at WBJW 1440 AM in Winter Park, Fla., a suburb of Orlando. After 15 years working as a disc jockey at stations across the country, he realized he hated... Read More →



Friday January 23, 2015 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Stage Werx 446 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

7:30pm

You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes and guests Rhea Butcher, Cameron Esposito, Emo Philips, Charlie Sanders and more
Returning to SF Sketchfest, Pete Holmes brings his trademark candor and honesty to Marines' Memorial Theatre for a live episode of You Made It Weird. Dive in with Pete as he discusses comedy, sex, God, and everything in between with his special guests. Get ready to get weird. $25 All Ages

Performers
avatar for Cameron Esposito

Cameron Esposito

Cameron Esposito is a nationally touring standup comic and the host of Put Your Hands Together - both the podcast and live show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. She is also the host of the action/scifi movie podcast WhamBamPow, a regular on "Chelsea Lately" and her network televison debut on "Late Late with Craig Ferguson" was called “the most memorable first time on a late night show for any comedian in recent... Read More →
avatar for Charlie Sanders

Charlie Sanders

Charlie Sanders was born and raised on the mean streets of St. Paul, Minnesota. After becoming a regular performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City, he frequently appeared on "Late Night with Conan O’Brien." He moved to Los Angeles in 2009 and bought a Ford Focus. Charlie has appeared on "The Office," "Traffic Light," "Childrens Hospital," "Community," "The League" and in the films "When in Rome" and "Cedar... Read More →
avatar for Emo Philips

Emo Philips

Described by Jay Leno as "the best joke writer in America," and considered by many, including "Weird Al" Yankovic, as one of the funniest people on the planet, Emo Philips has performed over 6000 times throughout the English-speaking world (including a multi-week run at the Playhouse Theater in London's West End). Since starting out, at the age of twenty, in Chicago in 1976, Emo has had award-winning comedy albums, several cable specials... Read More →
avatar for Pete Holmes

Pete Holmes

Pete Holmes wrote this bio himself. Pete was the host of the Conan O'Brien companion talk show "The Pete Holmes Show," has multiple Comedy Central specials and albums, has written for several television shows and has had his cartoons published in the New Yorker. His favorite food is lettuce and one of his comedy heroes is Ray Romano.
avatar for Rhea Butcher

Rhea Butcher

Rhea Butcher grew up in Akron, Ohio, as a skateboarder and fine artist. She then cut her teeth comically in Chicago at the Second City and iO before starting her career in standup. Bringing a ladyís James Dean type cool and highly personal jokes, Rhea has performed at clubs like Zanies, the Jukebox, and Flappers; alternative Chicago comedy institutions like Chicago Underground Comedy, The Hideout and The Lincoln Lodge. Rhea was part of the... Read More →



7:30pm

Jenny Slate & Friends with Jon Daly and Max Silvestri (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

Join Jenny and her friends as they put on a show. $28 All Ages

Performers
avatar for Jenny Slate

Jenny Slate

Jenny Slate is a human woman who is a comedian, film and TV actress, and the voice and co-creator of the short film and picture books about “Marcel The Shell with Shoes On.” She’s a nice person and she is from Massachusetts but now she lives in a palm tree in Los Angeles.
avatar for Jon Daly

Jon Daly

Jon Daly is an actor and comedian living in L.A. He starred in Amazon's "Betas," Comedy Central's "Kroll Show" where he plays multiple characters and serves as writer and Co-Executive Producer. He is featured in Ben Stiller's latest film "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," and is also Bill Cosby Bukowski, Sappity Tappity, Barry R, Mall McCartney and many other ridiculous characters. Jon also appears in the Martin Lawrence/Raven Symone Father... Read More →
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Max Silvestri

Max Silvestri is a comedian, writer and actor living in Brooklyn. New York Magazine called him one of the “Ten Comedians People Find Funny,” and Paste Magazine featured him as one of their ten favorite comics. He makes fun of Top Chef for Eater.com, and has also written for GQ, The Daily, Comedy Central’s "Onion SportsDome" and "Grantland." As a stand-up, Max currently tours opening for Aziz Ansari and John Mulaney, and co-hosts... Read More →



Friday January 23, 2015 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

8:00pm

Dark Room Showcase: Hip.Bang!, Daniel Shar: Lame and Fortune and White Women, Hosted by Joe Nguyen (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

SF Sketchfest is proud to present some of the best up and coming sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and the world! $15 All Ages

Performers
avatar for Daniel Shar: Lame and Fortune

Daniel Shar: Lame and Fortune

Lame And Fortune highlights some imagined consequences of (pursuing) notoriety and wealth. Written and performed by Daniel Shar, who has neither of these things and thinks it's funny when those who do come crashing down spectacularly, this show could reasonably be described as dark, dumb, silly and smart. Prior versions have appeared at Comedy Central Stage in LA, SOLOCOM NYC, St. Louis Fringe Festival, Boston Comedy Arts Festival, and NC... Read More →
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Hip.Bang!

Hip.Bang! is a comedy duo from Vancouver whose playful, absurd scenes have delighted audiences worldwide. They were nominated for the Canadian Comedy Award for Best Improv Troupe. Pretty fancy. | | Tom and Devin of Hip.Bang! have been featured at comedy festivals worldwide, including the 2013 and 2014 San Francisco SketchFests, NXNE, NorthWest Comedy Fest, Rapid Fire Theatre’s Improvaganza, the Detroit Improv Festival, the Del Close... Read More →
avatar for Joe Nguyen

Joe Nguyen

Subtle but sharp, laid-back yet engaging, Joe Nguyen is the smart slacker beloved by audiences for his easygoing delivery and well-written jokes. His unique perspective and likeable stage presence have made him a favorite at clubs, colleges, niche shows and private events throughout the country. | | Joe is a regular at the Punch Line in San Francisco and Sacramento, Cobb’s Comedy Club in SF. He won the 2009 Russian River Comedy... Read More →
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White Women

As the name obviously suggests, “White Women” is a sketch group comprised of seven black men. Despite being primarily housed out of UCB, White Women has performed at basically every venue in Los Angeles, and also put on shows in NYC and San Francisco. They had the pleasure of co-writing and starring in a Funny or Die Exclusive, and have had their sketches featured on the Huffington Post, World Star Hip Hop, and Funny or Die. They... Read More →



Friday January 23, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Dark Room 2263 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

8:00pm

I Made You A Mixtape with David Fickas and Brice Beckham and guests Ric Barbera, Eli Braden, Pam Cook, Fancy Ketchup, Rachael Lawrence, Liam Sullivan and Kirk Zipfel
Popular LA Show "I Made You a Mix Tape" hosted by David Fickas and Brice Beckham is coming to SF SKETCHFEST.  A collection of comedy and music featuring the likes of Ric Barbera, Eli Braden, Pam Cook, Fancy Ketchup, Rachael Lawrence, Liam Sullivan and Kirk Zipfel.

a Drama 3/4 production $20 All Ages

Performers
avatar for Brice Beckham

Brice Beckham

Brice Beckham began his career in the entertainment industry as a child actor, most notably as Wesley T. Owens on the long-running television series "Mr. Belvedere."  A standout on the show, he was a fun foil for the title character played by the great Christopher Hewitt. In the twenty years that followed he has gone on to act, write, direct and produce for stage and screen, and he is a self-taught editor, illustrator and animator... Read More →
avatar for David Fickas

David Fickas

David Fickas is an actor and filmmaker. He's one of the founders of Drama 3/4 Productions, who have made award-winning shorts such as "Mr. Robinson's Driving School," "Deliverance: The Musical!" and "No Football for Old Men." As an actor, he's recurreda on "Burn Notice" (as reluctant hacker Jack Dixon) and appeared on "Black-ish," and the series "I Hate My 30's," which he also co-created.
avatar for Eli Braden

Eli Braden

Eli Braden has written for "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "Fashion Police" and "Upload with Shaquille O’Neal." He’s a contributor to MAXIM Magazine, and his parody songs can be heard daily on "The Howard Stern Show." He’s released a massive quantity of original comedy music, available in one gigantic package for just $5 at www.GumRoad.com/EliBraden.
avatar for Fancy Ketchup

Fancy Ketchup

Fancy Ketchup is a satirical rock band from Oakland, California. The group, which features members of Tea Leaf Green, has released two albums--"Hold the Mayo" and "For Whom My Balls Toil"--and chronicles its sordid activities at FancyKetchupBand.com.
avatar for Kirk Zipfel

Kirk Zipfel

Kirk Zipfel has worked with everyone from Larry David to Lorenzo Lamas. He’s appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel," "Punk’d," "Last Comic Standing," "Kickin’ It," and Fox’s "On the Lot." Kirk has hosted interviews with stars like Natalie Portman and Steve Carrell, he’s appeared in more national commercials than he can remember, he also starred in the hilarious web series Man-Teen. He’s looking forward to performing in the... Read More →
avatar for Liam Sullivan

Liam Sullivan

Liam Kyle Sullivan is the director/performer behind LiamShow.com, a collection of funny short films created by and starring Liam. In late 2006, Liam's musical comedy video "Shoes" went viral on YouTube, spawning hundreds of fan remakes and launching Liam's character Kelly into internet stardom. Shoes was selected as a viral video to watch by "Entertainment Weekly," was chosen as one of the top 10 videos of 2007 by YouTube, and went on to win... Read More →
avatar for Pam Cook

Pam Cook

Pam Cook is a comedic actress. She played The Intern on the series "I Hate My 30's." Other credits include "Validation," "Addicted to Facebook," "Burn Notice," "Imaginary Friends Inc." and "Road Hard."
avatar for Rachael Lawrence

Rachael Lawrence

Rachael Lawrence is an actress known for "I Hate My 30's," "J.A.P.S." and "Keller and Sullivan." She's also contributed to the soundtracks for "General Hospital," "Dream House," "All My Childen," "One Life to Live," and "Diary of a Wimpy Kid."
avatar for Ric Barbera

Ric Barbera

Ric Barbera is an actor and writer, known for "Dead & Breakfast" (2004), "The Basement and the Kitchen" (1999) and "Unearthed (2007)." He played Dr. Rod in the series "I Hate My 30's!"



Friday January 23, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Doc's Lab 124 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

8:00pm

Roderick on the Line with Merlin Mann and John Roderick
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! $20 21+

Performers
avatar for John Roderick

John Roderick

John Roderick is the songwriter and singer/guitarist of The Long Winters, forming the band from a mound of clay back in 2001. Widely acclaimed as one of America’s preeminent artists, credited with resurrecting Seattle’s moribund music scene and bringing new life to the rock genre, John also writes his own press bios. A central figure in the Northwest music community, John nevertheless maintains his outsider status by being both... Read More →
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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 period BASIC class so he could strum Major7 chords in the school’s stage band. Somewhere in this is a story that should tell you much of what you... Read More →



Friday January 23, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Verdi Club 2424 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

8:00pm

Brian McCann's Leisure Hour / DJ Real
Brian McCann, winner of the prime time Emmy Award and six Writer's Guild Awards for outstanding comedy writing, brings his many talents to the stage with his new show, Brian McCann's Leisure Hour - an earth shattering, alcohol fueled, one man variety show. Featuring DJ Real, whose show has all original songs, complete with costume changes, bad dance moves, and interactive multimedia. Co-presented by Rooftop Comedy $20 All Ages

Performers
avatar for Brian McCann

Brian McCann

Brian McCann, winner of the prime time Emmy Award and six Writer’s Guild Awards for outstanding comedy writing, brings his many talents to the stage with his new one man show, The Leisure Hour! With Brian McCann | | Having written for Conan O’Brien for 17 years, Brian is best known for his hundreds of appearances as characters ranging from The Robot on the Toilet, Preparation H. Raymond, The Guy with Bullet Proof Legs, Minty the... Read More →
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DJ Real

Nick Stargu is a musician, comedian, and writer who is best know for his musical comedy act, DJ REAL, which has been featured in the San Francisco Sketch Festival, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, the San Francisco Comedy Competition, and more. And he’s opened for Devo!. Nick also performs as Imaginary Radio with comedy partner, Drennon Davis. For more info, check out www.djrealsmells.com! | | “…DJ REAL was a very strange... Read More →



Friday January 23, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

Dudes Being Dudes Being Dudes with Katie Compa, Lauren Maul and Calvin Cato and guests Janine Brito, Megan Koester, Casey Ley, Rachel McDowell, Gabe Morales and Aviva Siegel (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

Hosted by Lauren Maul, Calvin Cato, and Katie Compa, "Dudes Being Dudes Being Dudes" is a stand-up showcase with a twist-- it features all women and gay men, dressed up as straight “dudes,” and telling typical straight dude “jokes.” Performers dress up as the macho, heterosexual, entitled, self-confident comedians you can find at any open mike around the world, and perform sets about popular topics including hating cunnilingus, striking out with women (sometimes aka “bitches”), and mentioning casually that they could be important executives in their spare time, if they wanted to. But they don’t, okay? $15 All Ages

Performers
avatar for Aviva Siegel

Aviva Siegel

When Aviva Siegel hatched out of an egg and into the SF comedy scene, everyone was very surprised and impressed. With a unique speaking voice, she is a reliable laugh-getter, a terrific and economical writer, and an asset to every show. She is currently a producer on “Talkies” at Lost Weekend Video, “The People Under The Stairs” with Jules Posner, and “The Smart Culture Show” in Oakland. Her credits include the... Read More →
avatar for Calvin Cato

Calvin Cato

Calvin S. Cato got his comedic start with the Wesleyan University stand-up comedy troupe Punchline, then transferred his unique brand of humor to New York City in 2006. Calvin has appeared on Game Show Network and QPTV, and the critically acclaimed Naked Comedy Show. Calvin’s stand-up was featured in the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, The Funny Girls in Film Festival, Austin's Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, and the Jersey City Comedy... 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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Gabe Morales

GaBe MoRaLeS is a NYC-based standup comedian and actor. A native of San Francisco, GaBe began performing in Brava Theater’s original production of "The Sweetest Hangover" and other STDs. In 1998, GaBe moved to NYC to pursue a career in the performing arts. In 2011, GaBe began performing standup coast to coast, sharing his unique perspective, intelligent wit, and eccentric delivery. GaBe has performed at the Lehman Center for Performing Arts... Read More →
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Janine Brito

Janine Brito started doing standup comedy in St. Louis and has performed at clubs and theaters throughout the US and Hong Kong. She is the winner of the 2009 SF Women's Comedy Competition, and recipient of Rooftop Comedy's 2010 Silver Nail Award. Praised by 7x7 Magazine as "one of SF's more daring voices" and one of "the 7 funniest people in town," she was named the 2011 “Best Comedian with a Message” by the East Bay Express... Read More →
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Katie Compa

Growing up an ugly duckling, Katie Compa developed a biting sense of humor as a highly effective defense mechanism. Now, she uses it to write and perform comedy. Equal parts sassy, smart, and sarcastic, Katie’s mile-a-minute delivery and critical, reasoned point of view crack up audiences across the U.S. and Europe. Katie is based in New York City, and performs regularly on both coasts (and in between).
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Lauren Maul

Lauren Maul, a nice white lady from Nebraska, creates characters and puppets that can be seen around New York doing weird things. She's the brain behind two monthly comedy shows-- a musical variety show called "Bitchcraft!" and "Dudes Being Dudes Being Dudes"-- a show where gay men and ladies dress up like straight men and do stand-up in character. Visit www.laurenmaul.org for cartoons, music, and more.
avatar for Megan Koester

Megan Koester

Megan Koester is a writer and comedian (obviously) who resides in Los Angeles (somewhat less obviously). A columnist for VICE, she co-produces Entitlement, a monthly comedy show with that’s hosted such notables as Neil Hamburger, Marc Maron, Maria Bamford, Reggie Watts and Andy Kindler (who she collaborated with on her "How Not to Be a Stand-Up Comedian" article for VICE). She's performed at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Hollywood Improv... Read More →
avatar for Rachel McDowell

Rachel McDowell

Forget all you’re thinking when this dynamo hits the stage. Rachel has recently transformed her entire existence. She shed a BOATLOAD (technical term) of weight, walked away from a six figure salary and moved to Hollywood! During her show, Rachel shares her unique and adorable perspectives on culture, relationships, and laughing in a way that both sexes and all ages enjoy. She leaves the audience wanting more and has quickly become a... Read More →



Friday January 23, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Brava Studio Theater 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

8:00pm

Night Train with Wyatt Cenac and guests Sean Donnelly, Ron Funches, Jonathan Katz and Morgan Murphy
Hosted by Brooklyn-based comedy favorite Wyatt Cenac ("The Daily Show," "King of the Hill"), Night Train comes to SF Sketchfest from its weekly New York home for a special night of comedy with some of the best comedians of the moment. Check out Wyatt's recently released hour-long special "Wyatt Cenac: Brooklyn", available on Netflix. $30 18+ (unless accompanied by parent or guardian)

Due to a personal matter, Andy Kindler will no longer be appearing. Jonathan Katz has been added. 

Performers
avatar for Jonathan Katz

Jonathan Katz

I started doing standup in 1981, when there weren’t so many jokes. I quickly learned that my comedy wasn’t for everybody, it was for everybody else. The Improv in New York City was my first home. There, being funny onstage was important, but even more so was being funny at the bar with the other comics. In the early days, some of the comedians had a standing bet on how long I’d last on stage. No one guessed it would be... Read More →
avatar for Morgan Murphy

Morgan Murphy

Morgan started making a name for herself on the LA comedy scene while still a student at Loyola Marymount University. Shortly after she graduated, she appeared on Comedy Central's "Premium Blend," "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and "Last Call w/ Carson Daly." While still in college, she wrote on the sketch pilot "The Offensive Show" created by BJ Porter and Scott Aukerman and after graduating was a staff writer on "Jimmy Kimmel Live." She currently writes... Read More →
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Ron Funches

Ron Funches is a very funny stand up comedian with a unique delivery and lovable demeanor. You just want to hug and squeeze him like a big stuffed bear. | | His easy going, inventive style sounds the way fresh chocolate chip cookies taste. Ron performs stand up all over the United States impressing audiences everywhere. | | Ron’s television appearances include recurring roles on Comedy Central’s "Kroll Show" and Disney’s... Read More →
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Sean Donnelly

When he’s not catching a nap with his bulldog, Rickles, Sean can be 
found headlining clubs all over New York, including Caroline's, Gotham, Stand Up NY, and The Stand. He has appeared on MTV’s "World of Jenks" and "The Late Show with David Letterman." Sean was a Comic Stand-Off finalist at the 2010 Magners 
Comedy Festival, performed at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in
 2011 and 2012, was a semi-finalist in the 2012 Boston... Read More →
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Wyatt Cenac

Wyatt Cenac is a NY-based stand-up comedian, actor, and writer, best known for his work on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," where he was a correspondent and writer for half of the last decade. Prior to that, he spent three seasons writing on "King of the Hill." Wyatt can be seen in Mike Birbiglia’s acclaimed film, "Sleepwalk with Me," Darren Grodsky’s independent film "Growing Up (and Other Lies)" and Barry Jenkins "Medicine for... Read More →



Friday January 23, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

8:00pm

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Mark Normand / Michelle Wolf, Hosted by Nicole Calasich
The SF Sketchfest Dozen: The Next Wave of Stand-Up Comedy Stars
SF Sketchfest presents a dozen hand-picked stand-up comedians on the rise—names you might not know now, but will be hearing a lot from soon. $20 18+ (unless accompanied by parent or guardian)

Performers
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Mark Normand

Mark Normand is a biting, smart comedian based in New York City. So far in 2014, Mark was a semi-finalist on NBC’s "Last Comic Standing," his "Comedy Central Presents: The Half Hour" special premiered in July, and his debut CD “Still Got It” (Comedy Central Productions) was released in July from and is available on iTunes and Amazon. | | Mark appeared on Comedy Central’s "@Midnight," TBS’s "CONAN," Comedy... Read More →
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Michelle Wolf

Michelle Wolf is a NY-based writer and standup comedian and one of the fastest rising comedic talents in the city. She currently works as a writing supervisor on "Late Night with Seth Meyers," where she also made her late night television debut as a comic in July 2014. Michelle appears regularly on the show in various bits and as the popular reoccurring character she created, “Grown-Up Annie.” One of Complex Magazine’s 50... Read More →
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Nicole Calasich

Nicole Calasich is a prince. | | She loves how people believe anything in writing and is pleased/relieved to inform you Ryan Gosling has stopped calling and is finally moving on. | | A comedian and writer based out of San Francisco, she performs stand-up and sketch comedy primarily at the SF Punchline, Lost Weekend, the San Jose Improv, Rooster T. Feather’s, Cobb’s, and festivals like SF Sketchfest and the Shits & Giggles... Read More →



8:00pm

Vice Principals of Comedy with Hayden Greif-Neill, Erik Krasner, Allison Mick and Walker Glenn and guests Marty Archibald, Shanti Charan, Ed Galvez and Steven Wilber (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

Come see the four coolest lame people you'll ever meet at the Vice Principals of Comedy standup showcase! Journeyman comedians Allison Mick, Erik Krasner, Hayden Greif-Neill and Walker Glenn are bringing some of their favorite comics to Lost Weekend Video. So come to this vaguely scholastically themed comedy show! Attendance is mandatory. The penalty for absence is detention. Detention will be held at the Vice Principals of Comedy stand up showcase at Lost Weekend Video. $15 21+

Performers
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Allison Mick

From Upstate New York by way of Massachusetts, Allison Mick started making people laugh to cope with cold, hard winters. Once moving to the Bay Area, she decided to give it a try for getting through cold, hard summers. Allison's comedy tackles topics like race, gender, and fast food, and can be seen monthly as part of the Vice Principals of Comedy showcases in San Francisco. Of Allison Mick, earmilk.com wrote, "Her schtick is rough around the... Read More →
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Ed Galvez

Ed Galvez has been doing comedy since moving to LA in the Summer of 1998. Ed got his start studying at UCB, IO West, Second City, ACME, and The Groundlings. Ed has written and performed in many sketch shows, as well as doing stand-up all over the country. Ed also performed his one man show "Love Life Limb" at top comedy venues all across the country. Ed has appeared in numerous national and local commercials, MTV's Paris Hilton's "My New... Read More →
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Erik Krasner

A failed mathematician who discovered that stand-up comedy is much easier, Erik Krasner has the honor of having once been told “dude, you’re pretty sad” by a practicing psychiatrist. His dry, self-deprecating humor has been described as “charming but snarky,” “actually pretty funny,” and “awkward and weird.” | | He writes sketch-comedy videos for Slobs Productions, co-produces the monthly... Read More →
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Hayden Greif-Neill

After graduating from college and realizing he had nothing else to do, Hayden Greif-Neill started doing stand up as a way to fill time before he died. Since then, this Oakland native has gained a reputation for causing audiences to laugh by saying funny things and also he waves his arms around and stuff. With a diverse range of material on everything from "whales" to "dogs", this journeyman comic is sure to "delight". | | You can find Hayden... Read More →
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Marty Archibald

Marty started his comedy career in Salt Lake City. He quickly became a regular performer at the Wiseguys comedy clubs in northern Utah. After three years, he spent a brief one year stint in New York City. He returned to Salt Lake City a better comic and with less money. | | In his nearly 5 years of stand up comedy, Marty has performed in clubs across the country, such as Denver Comedy Works, ACME, Gotham and Eastville. He’s also... Read More →
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Shanti Charan

Shanti Charan's bubbly personality and contagious smile lure in audiences and her comedic abilities keeps them laughing. She is a fast-rising fresh face in the Bay Area comedy scene. Her ability to formulate quick connections makes it easy for her to communicate with diverse audiences. She won 1st place in the 2011 Rooster T Feather's Comedy Competition and participated in the 2011 San Francisco International Comedy Competition where she advanced... Read More →
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Steven Wilber

"Offbeat," "unexpected" and "clever" are just three of literally hundreds of words used to describe the comedy-style stylings of Steven Wilber. Since starting stand-up in 2011, Steven has risen up in the Portland comedy scene to become a frequent performer at arcade bars, anarchist bookstores, Doctor Who-themed seafood restaurants and other typical comedy venues this city has to offer. Most recently, he was bestowed the honor of being crowned... Read More →
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Walker Glenn

Originally from a small town in the Northern California foothills, Walker Glenn always had big dreams of getting out, and moving to a city where he could be close to the entertainment industry. Eventually, he gave up and moved to Oakland instead. | | But his Hollywood dreams were not completely dead. After two years of secretly writing jokes into his phone, Walker forced himself onstage at a local open mic. The nervous laughter and polite... Read More →



10:00pm

The World of Phil Hendrie
Creative genius chock full of character, comedy and commentary — that’s Phil Hendrie. Famous for concocting a cast of fictional characters, all of whom he plays on air while simultaneously serving as host of his national talk radio program, Phil will seamlessly portray himself and a bevy of different folks live onstage in a whirlwind comedic tour-de-force that's not to be missed!
$25 All Ages

Performers
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Phil Hendrie

Creative genius chock full of character, comedy and commentary — that’s Phil Hendrie. Famous for concocting a cast of fictional characters, all of whom he plays on air while simultaneously serving as host of his national talk radio program, Hendrie actually started out as a disc jockey at WBJW 1440 AM in Winter Park, Fla., a suburb of Orlando. After 15 years working as a disc jockey at stations across the country, he realized he hated... Read More →



Friday January 23, 2015 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Stage Werx 446 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

10:00pm

Jenny Slate & Friends with Ron Funches and Max Silvestri (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

Join Jenny and her friends as they put on a show. $28 All Ages

Performers
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Jenny Slate

Jenny Slate is a human woman who is a comedian, film and TV actress, and the voice and co-creator of the short film and picture books about “Marcel The Shell with Shoes On.” She’s a nice person and she is from Massachusetts but now she lives in a palm tree in Los Angeles.
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Max Silvestri

Max Silvestri is a comedian, writer and actor living in Brooklyn. New York Magazine called him one of the “Ten Comedians People Find Funny,” and Paste Magazine featured him as one of their ten favorite comics. He makes fun of Top Chef for Eater.com, and has also written for GQ, The Daily, Comedy Central’s "Onion SportsDome" and "Grantland." As a stand-up, Max currently tours opening for Aziz Ansari and John Mulaney, and co-hosts... Read More →
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Ron Funches

Ron Funches is a very funny stand up comedian with a unique delivery and lovable demeanor. You just want to hug and squeeze him like a big stuffed bear. | | His easy going, inventive style sounds the way fresh chocolate chip cookies taste. Ron performs stand up all over the United States impressing audiences everywhere. | | Ron’s television appearances include recurring roles on Comedy Central’s "Kroll Show" and Disney’s... Read More →



Friday January 23, 2015 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:15pm

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Sean Donnelly / Maronzio Vance, Hosted by Amy Miller
The SF Sketchfest Dozen: The Next Wave of Stand-Up Comedy Stars
SF Sketchfest presents a dozen hand-picked stand-up comedians on the rise—names you might not know now, but will be hearing a lot from soon. $20 18+ (unless accompanied by parent or guardian)

Performers
avatar for Amy Miller

Amy Miller

Voted Portland’s Funniest Comedian by the Willamette Week in 2013, Amy Miller has been seen at San Francisco Sketchfest, The Noise Pop Festival, SF Punchl Line, Cobb’s Comedy Club, Harvey’s Comedy Club Portland, Helium Comedy Club, The All Jane No Dick Festival, The Siren Nation Festival, Laugh Your Asheville Off, Mississippi Studios Portland, as a regular headliner at the original Purple Onion and in the Bridgetown Comedy... Read More →
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Maronzio Vance

Maronzio Vance is a writer, actor and standup comedian based in Los Angeles. Maronzio can be seen on the new Fox comedy, “Enlisted” due out this fall. Maronzio’s stand up special, “Maronzio Vance: The Half Hour” can currently be seen on Comedy Central. He has also appeared on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Wanda Sykes: Wanda Does It," "Jamie Foxx's Laffapalooza," the seventh season of "Last Comic Standing," and a... Read More →
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Sean Donnelly

When he’s not catching a nap with his bulldog, Rickles, Sean can be 
found headlining clubs all over New York, including Caroline's, Gotham, Stand Up NY, and The Stand. He has appeared on MTV’s "World of Jenks" and "The Late Show with David Letterman." Sean was a Comic Stand-Off finalist at the 2010 Magners 
Comedy Festival, performed at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in
 2011 and 2012, was a semi-finalist in the 2012 Boston... Read More →



Friday January 23, 2015 10:15pm - 11:45pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

10:15pm

SF Sketchfest Stands Up: Curtis Cook, Chris Duffy, Krista Fatka, Abhay Nadkarni, Vance Sanders and Paige Weldon, Hosted by Jules Posner
SF Sketchfest presents some of the best emerging comics in the stand-up comedy world! $15 All Ages

Due to illness/schedule change, Johnny Taylor and Natalie Norman will no longer be appearing. Chris Duffy and Vance Sanders have been added.

Performers
avatar for Abhay Nadkarni

Abhay Nadkarni

Comedian Abhay moved from South-India to South Central Los Angeles for grad school. "But Why?" would be an obvious reaction. Maybe he had a death wish or maybe he wanted to see if Training Day was legit or maybe USC was the only school willing to give him an education. Dodging bullets en-route to grad school armed him with plenty of stories and stand up was his only catharsis for combating culture shock. His act is an eclectic mix of his... Read More →
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Chris Duffy

Chris Duffy is a standup comedian and improviser who has performed at colleges and festivals throughout the country (including Caltech, Brown, Harvard, the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, the Bay Area Science Festival, and more). Chris is also the creator and host of You're the Expert, a live show and public radio program on Boston's WBUR where three comedians try to guess what a professor studies all day. Don't confuse him with professional... Read More →
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Curtis Cook

Curtis Cook is a Portland based comedian. He has performed in venues and festivals throughout the country, including the Big Sky Comedy Festival, the SLC Comedy Carnival, the Chicago Comedy Exposition, and Bridgetown Comedy Festival. | | In addition to performing, Curtis co-hosts a weekly podcast titled Black By Popular Demand, is a contributing writer to Laugh Staff, and presently holds an undisputed record for 2014’s highest number... Read More →
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Jules Posner

Jules Posner is a stand up comedian and San Francisco native. He has been described as a comedian who, “puts the ‘b’ in subtle”. Jules started performing stand up in the San Francisco Bay Area in January of 2009 and has established himself as a fixture in the comedy community. Jules has been featured on Jokes.com’s "No Drink Minimum," Rooftopcomedy.com’s "Road Trip" on Hulu and Time Out New York Magazine... Read More →
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Krista Fatka

Krista Fatka is an Oakland based stand-up comic with over a decade of performance experience as a trapeze artist and circus performer. Her unique work and travel history inform her comedic perspective, meandering seamlessly from the folly of white girls twerking to the marijuana industrial complex to TMI-ing about her love life. In addition to telling jokes in clubs and bars around the Bay Area, including appearances at the San Francisco Punch... Read More →
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Paige Weldon

Paige Weldon is a stand-up comedian based in Los Angeles, as well as co-founder of the online humor magazine and monthly show The Higgs Weldon. You may know her from stand-upping on LA shows like the Meltdown or Holy Fuck, or the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, UCB in New York or Cinecave in San Francisco, or not at all, in which case she’s very happy to meet you! If you would like to see her more, she can usually be found... Read More →
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Vance Sanders

Vance has done standup for too long and has the parallel parking skills to prove it. His mic ran for 20 years. No one should do that.  He’s performed at fancy pants LA shows like Meltdown, Sleepaway Camp, Tiger Lily & Groundlings Sunday Co. His wife & kids are still talking to him, so he’s doing something right.



Friday January 23, 2015 10:15pm - 11:45pm
Brava Studio Theater 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:30pm

Dark Room Showcase: Joseph Scrimshaw, Not Related and Peter n' Chris, Hosted by Samantha Gilweit
SF Sketchfest is proud to present some of the best up and coming sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and the world! $15 All Ages

Performers
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Joseph Scrimshaw

JosephScrimshaw is a comedian, writer, and squirrel enthusiast based in Los Angeles. He's brought his geek-­‐flavored comedy to w00tstock, Chicago Improv Festival, Jonath Coulton's JoCoCruiseCrazy, and more. He's written for RiffTrax, the radio show Wits, and episodes of "Getting On With James Urbaniak." Jospeh's podcast "Obsessed" has been featured as a "Staff Favorite" on iTunes. His latest comedy album is "Flaw Fest:" a comedy show about... Read More →
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Not Related

Not Related is a tWOman improv team, featuring the often mistaken for sisters: Leah Knauer and Lindsay Weglarz. | | We are based in Los Angeles.
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Peter n' Chris

Peter n' Chris are a 3 time Canadian Comedy Award Winning Sketch group (Best Sketch Troupe) from Vancouver BC. They have played festivals such as Just For Laughs 42 in Toronto, Just for Laughs Montral, San Francisco Sketchfest 2014, Chicago Sketch Festival and were a headlining act at the Toronto International Sketch Comedy Festival in 2013. | | Their narrative and extremely physical sketch revues, that sends everyday life up to absurd... Read More →
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Samantha Gilweit

Samantha Gilweit is a single mother, writer, and comedian based in Oakland, CA. Her life is an open book - a book of cleverly constructed confessions and criticisms. Samantha’s comedy has been described as personal, clever and fearless, or as Larry “Bubbles” Brown said after seeing her perform, “She smoked that room like a crack pipe.” Samantha has performed at the Punch Line in San Francisco and other venues all... Read More →



Friday January 23, 2015 10:30pm - 11:45pm
Dark Room 2263 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:30pm

Eli Braden with The Zach & The Jess (featuring Zach Reino and Jessica McKenna) and JR De Guzman
SF Sketchfest welcomes back "The Howard Stern Show" sensation and Twitter darling Eli Braden for a night of irreverent music parody with rising stars The Zach & The Jess (featuring Zach Reino and Jessica McKenna) and the musical stylings of JR De Guzman. $20 All Ages

Performers
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Eli Braden

Eli Braden has written for "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "Fashion Police" and "Upload with Shaquille O’Neal." He’s a contributor to MAXIM Magazine, and his parody songs can be heard daily on "The Howard Stern Show." He’s released a massive quantity of original comedy music, available in one gigantic package for just $5 at www.GumRoad.com/EliBraden.
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Jessica McKenna

Jessica was born in Richard Nixon's hometown, Yorba Linda, CA. If you visit his beautiful presidential library, you can hear about what a great guy he was! He opened up trade with China!  Growing up she was torn between the stage and the courtroom—the made up courtroom. She was really good at mock trial. Like, she has two medals. This is where you talk about how good you were at high school mock trial right? No? Cool. | | Well... Read More →
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JR De Guzman

JR De Guzman seamlessly blends music and comedy to entertain crowds all over USA and abroad, having performed also in France, the Netherlands, Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia and other countries. With sharp one-liners and funny songs such as "Asian Guy Blues," JR serenades audiences into fits of laughter. Both comedians and audiences have described his act as a triple-threat of jokes, songs, and stories. This versatility has... Read More →
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Zach Reino

Zach Reino is an Actor/Writer from the beautiful city of Santa Barbara, California. He received a Bachelor's Degree in Drama from UC Irvine, and performs at the Upright Citizens Brigade theater in Los Angeles as a member of Cardinal Redbird, the musical team Magic To Do, The UCB Touring Company, and the Quick and Funny Musicals company. You can also see him with the freestlye-rap improv team MurderCliff, and with the the long running improvised... Read More →



Friday January 23, 2015 10:30pm - 11:45pm
Doc's Lab 124 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

10:30pm

Come Laugh With Us with Lance Bangs & Friends with James Adomian, Jon Daly, Pete Holmes, Emo Philips and Phoebe Robinson
Lance Bangs is a filmmaker, documentarian and music video director known for "Jackass," "The Meltdown," "The Greatest Event in Television History" and for directing standup specials for David Cross, Marc Maron, John Hodgman and more. Join Lance as he screens RARE footage and presents some of his favorite comedians. Co-presented by Rooftop Comedy $25 All Ages

Performers
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Emo Philips

Described by Jay Leno as "the best joke writer in America," and considered by many, including "Weird Al" Yankovic, as one of the funniest people on the planet, Emo Philips has performed over 6000 times throughout the English-speaking world (including a multi-week run at the Playhouse Theater in London's West End). Since starting out, at the age of twenty, in Chicago in 1976, Emo has had award-winning comedy albums, several cable specials... Read More →
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James Adomian

James Adomian is a prolific performer/writer/standup who is a staple in the comedy scene in LA and NY, as well as across the country, having made his rounds in sketches on late night shows like "Conan" and "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson." He’ll soon be seen in David Cross’ feature directorial debut "Hits" (which will have its premiere at Sundance), starring opposite David Cross, Michael Cera, Amy Sedaris, and Julia Stiles... Read More →
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Jon Daly

Jon Daly is an actor and comedian living in L.A. He starred in Amazon's "Betas," Comedy Central's "Kroll Show" where he plays multiple characters and serves as writer and Co-Executive Producer. He is featured in Ben Stiller's latest film "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," and is also Bill Cosby Bukowski, Sappity Tappity, Barry R, Mall McCartney and many other ridiculous characters. Jon also appears in the Martin Lawrence/Raven Symone Father... Read More →
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Lance Bangs

Lance Bangs is a filmmaker, documentarian, and music video director. | | His comedy work includes directing David Cross's film "Let America Laugh," as well as standup specials for Marc Maron, John Hodgman, Nick Thune, Todd Barry and Rob Delaney. Bangs has also been heavily involved in the filming and production of MTV’s "Jackass" television series and its subsequent movies. He Executive Produces the current adultswim series "Loiter... Read More →
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Pete Holmes

Pete Holmes wrote this bio himself. Pete was the host of the Conan O'Brien companion talk show "The Pete Holmes Show," has multiple Comedy Central specials and albums, has written for several television shows and has had his cartoons published in the New Yorker. His favorite food is lettuce and one of his comedy heroes is Ray Romano.
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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 →



Friday January 23, 2015 10:30pm - 11:45pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

10:30pm

High Brow with Kevin O'Shea, Land Smith, Jeremy Wheat and Lydia Popovich and guests Katie Compa, Ify Nwadiwe, Red Scott and Aviva Siegel (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

Cannabis and comedy collide for a special SF Sketchfest edition of High Brow with Kevin O'Shea and guests. Comedians Smoke pot and then perform, it's all medically related I assure you. $15 21+

Performers
avatar for Aviva Siegel

Aviva Siegel

When Aviva Siegel hatched out of an egg and into the SF comedy scene, everyone was very surprised and impressed. With a unique speaking voice, she is a reliable laugh-getter, a terrific and economical writer, and an asset to every show. She is currently a producer on “Talkies” at Lost Weekend Video, “The People Under The Stairs” with Jules Posner, and “The Smart Culture Show” in Oakland. Her credits include the... Read More →
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Ify Nwadiwe

Ify Nwadiwe is a comedian based out of Los Angeles. He’s been performing comedy since High School and doesn’t plan to stop any time soon. He’s done shows at The Comedy Store, The LA Scripted Comedy Festival, Flappers Comedy Club in Burbank, and in a Chinese Restaurant. Currently, Ify writes and performs for White Women at UCB, Time Capsule at iO West, and Stand up at various venues around Los Angeles. Catch him in the new season... Read More →
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Jeremy Wheat

Jeremy Wheat is a writer/performer from San Francisco who co-produces/-hosts High Brow. His monthly SF shows are riffing night TV Repair in Lost Weekend's Cinecave and stand-up/variety comedy show Big Wednesday at the Make Out Room.
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Katie Compa

Growing up an ugly duckling, Katie Compa developed a biting sense of humor as a highly effective defense mechanism. Now, she uses it to write and perform comedy. Equal parts sassy, smart, and sarcastic, Katie’s mile-a-minute delivery and critical, reasoned point of view crack up audiences across the U.S. and Europe. Katie is based in New York City, and performs regularly on both coasts (and in between).
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Kevin O'Shea

Established in 1984 following the mergers of Steven and Cathy O’Shea, Kevin O’Shea has been one of San Francisco’s leading manufactures of mirth, laughter, hilarity and all around good times! Kevin has been commonly described as clever, absurd, awkward but in a funny way and too smart for his own good. He has been seen on the Independent Film Chanel and ComedyCentral.com. He is a favorite of comedy festivals such as: The SF... Read More →
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Land Smith

Land Smith was born in a hole. He eats birds, twigs, and seeds. People are frightened at first because they think he is a talking Easter Island head, but they are quickly put at ease by his brilliant one-liners and on-stage confidence. He has performed at the Punch Line, Berkeley Art Museum, SF Sketchfest 2013, and is a co-producer of the multimedia comedy show Talkies. | | "Land Smith is really going places, comedy-wise." | | "Everybody... Read More →
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Lydia Popovich

Lydia Popovich is a SF-based comedian. Her anecdotal humor and vivid storytelling make her a unique voice in a sea of dick jokes.  | | She’s a regular at Rooster T. Feathers, Punch Line SF, Punch Line Sacramento and Cobb's Comedy Club. Recently she performed 4 minutes of stand-up on "Creepy KOFY Movie Time" and taught Derek Waters how to take a Jell-O shot on Comedy Central's "Drunk History." | | She's opened for certified headliners... Read More →
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Red Scott

Offstage, Red enjoys exploring the ways an individual can be indoors and fully protected from the Sun. He beat 146 comics to win the 2010 Rooster T Feathers Comedy Competition. He performed at 2011-2014 SF Sketchfest, including appearing in Jimmy Pardo's "Write Now!" in 2013. His "Game of Thrones" podcast, “Boars, Gore, and Swords” has twice been featured on the website BoingBoing. He performs all over the Bay Area, and is a regular... Read More →



10:30pm

Jon Benjamin's 'Night of Not Interested in Hosting This Show' with Leo Allen, Janine Brito, Eugene Mirman and musical guest John Roderick (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

Jon Benjamin (the voice of "Archer" and Bob on "Bob's Burgers") does not want to host this show. But he will. Joining Jon are his friends Leo Allen, Janine Brito, Eugene Mirman and musical guest John Roderick (of Seattle's The Long Winters). Co-presented by Rooftop Comedy $30 18+ (unless accompanied by parent or guardian)

Due to a personal matter, Andy Kindler will no longer be appearing. Janine Brito has been added. 

Performers
avatar for Eugene Mirman

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 own major of Comedy — doing a one-hour standup act as his thesis (for which he was made fun of, don’t worry). | | Currently, he plays comedian/mobster... Read More →
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Janine Brito

Janine Brito started doing standup comedy in St. Louis and has performed at clubs and theaters throughout the US and Hong Kong. She is the winner of the 2009 SF Women's Comedy Competition, and recipient of Rooftop Comedy's 2010 Silver Nail Award. Praised by 7x7 Magazine as "one of SF's more daring voices" and one of "the 7 funniest people in town," she was named the 2011 “Best Comedian with a Message” by the East Bay Express... Read More →
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John Roderick

John Roderick is the songwriter and singer/guitarist of The Long Winters, forming the band from a mound of clay back in 2001. Widely acclaimed as one of America’s preeminent artists, credited with resurrecting Seattle’s moribund music scene and bringing new life to the rock genre, John also writes his own press bios. A central figure in the Northwest music community, John nevertheless maintains his outsider status by being both... Read More →
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Jon Benjamin

Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, H. Jon Benjamin has garnered an extensive list of credits as a writer, producer and actor in some of television’s most entertaining series. | Benjamin plays the title character on two series. He is the voice of “Sterling Archer” in FX’s animated hit "Archer," which gave him a 2010 Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance. Benjamin is also the voice behind “Bob... Read More →
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Leo Allen

Leo Allen is NYC-based comedian, writer, actor, producer and director who has, among other things, written on and produced shows including "Nathan For You," "Jon Benjamin Has A Van," "Review with Forrest MacNeil," "Comedy Bang Bang," and "Saturday Night Live." He's also performed standup on "Conan O'Brien," "John Oliver's New York Standup Show," and two half-hour specials for Comedy Central.



Friday January 23, 2015 10:30pm - 11:45pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

10:30pm

Put Your Hands Together with Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher with Casey Ley, Morgan Murphy, Mark Normand and Michelle Wolf
Put Your Hands Together is the flagship weekly standup show at Upright Citizen Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. Produced by aspecialthing records and created/hosted by Cameron Esposito ("Late Late with Craig Ferguson," "Chelsea Lately"), PYHT puts on 75 minutes of the best & brightest comics every Tuesday night at 8 PM. Content from the show – full sets & backstage interviews – is released as a first-of-its-kind weekly standup podcast. See the show that makes the show!

Past guests include: Bob Odenkirk, Bobcat Goldthwait, Tig Notaro, Kyle Kinane, Maria Bamford, Sarah Silverman, Jimmy Pardo, Anthony Jeselnik, Aziz Ansari, Andy Kindler, the Sklar Brothers and many more!

Some press about PYHT:
a great lineup, sold-out crowd and tons of laughs – Serial Optimist
bold and inspired – AV Club
wonderful and funny – Comedy Bureau
$22 21+

Performers
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Cameron Esposito

Cameron Esposito is a nationally touring standup comic and the host of Put Your Hands Together - both the podcast and live show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. She is also the host of the action/scifi movie podcast WhamBamPow, a regular on "Chelsea Lately" and her network televison debut on "Late Late with Craig Ferguson" was called “the most memorable first time on a late night show for any comedian in recent... 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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Mark Normand

Mark Normand is a biting, smart comedian based in New York City. So far in 2014, Mark was a semi-finalist on NBC’s "Last Comic Standing," his "Comedy Central Presents: The Half Hour" special premiered in July, and his debut CD “Still Got It” (Comedy Central Productions) was released in July from and is available on iTunes and Amazon. | | Mark appeared on Comedy Central’s "@Midnight," TBS’s "CONAN," Comedy... Read More →
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Michelle Wolf

Michelle Wolf is a NY-based writer and standup comedian and one of the fastest rising comedic talents in the city. She currently works as a writing supervisor on "Late Night with Seth Meyers," where she also made her late night television debut as a comic in July 2014. Michelle appears regularly on the show in various bits and as the popular reoccurring character she created, “Grown-Up Annie.” One of Complex Magazine’s 50... Read More →
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Morgan Murphy

Morgan started making a name for herself on the LA comedy scene while still a student at Loyola Marymount University. Shortly after she graduated, she appeared on Comedy Central's "Premium Blend," "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and "Last Call w/ Carson Daly." While still in college, she wrote on the sketch pilot "The Offensive Show" created by BJ Porter and Scott Aukerman and after graduating was a staff writer on "Jimmy Kimmel Live." She currently writes... Read More →
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Rhea Butcher

Rhea Butcher grew up in Akron, Ohio, as a skateboarder and fine artist. She then cut her teeth comically in Chicago at the Second City and iO before starting her career in standup. Bringing a ladyís James Dean type cool and highly personal jokes, Rhea has performed at clubs like Zanies, the Jukebox, and Flappers; alternative Chicago comedy institutions like Chicago Underground Comedy, The Hideout and The Lincoln Lodge. Rhea was part of the... Read More →



Friday January 23, 2015 10:30pm - 11:45pm
Verdi Club 2424 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

11:00pm

Shouting at the Screen with Wyatt Cenac and Donwill with "That Man Bolt" screening
Back in the days before live-tweeting, the only way to express your thoughts while watching a movie was to yell them out loud to the delight of your friends, and the disgust of the old people two rows in front of you. Wyatt Cenac (Comedy Central's "The Daily Show") and Donwill (Tanya Morgan) invite you to join them as they recreate the magic of Magic Johnson theaters and guide you "Mystery Science Theater 3000"-style through the wonderful world of blaxploitation and black cult cinema. Wyatt and Donwill will screen a fine specimen from yesteryear, egging you on from the peanut gallery as the non-foam Statler and Waldorf. Co-presented by SF Indiefest $25 All Ages

Performers
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Donwill

Donwill is half of the hip hop group Tanya Morgan and all of himself. He will have a better bio when he gets around to writing it which will be soon.
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Wyatt Cenac

Wyatt Cenac is a NY-based stand-up comedian, actor, and writer, best known for his work on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," where he was a correspondent and writer for half of the last decade. Prior to that, he spent three seasons writing on "King of the Hill." Wyatt can be seen in Mike Birbiglia’s acclaimed film, "Sleepwalk with Me," Darren Grodsky’s independent film "Growing Up (and Other Lies)" and Barry Jenkins "Medicine for... Read More →



Friday January 23, 2015 11:00pm - Saturday January 24, 2015 1:00am
Roxie Theatre 3117 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
 
Saturday, January 24
 

1:00pm

Salute to NewsRadio: 20th Anniversary Reunion with Dave Foley, Stephen Root, Khandi Alexander, Andy Dick and Joe Furey
Celebrate 20 years of the hilarious, irreverent sitcom set in the world of AM radio as the cast of "NewsRadio" come together at SF Sketchfest! Dave Foley (coffee-addicted news director Dave Nelson), Stephen Root (eccentric billionaire station owner Jimmy James), Khandi Alexander (Three-Card Monte loving news anchor Catherine Duke), Andy Dick (bumbling news reporter Matthew Brock) and writer/producer Joe Furey will take the Marines' Memorial stage for an afternoon of stories, reminiscing and questions. $30 All Ages

Due to a change in their schedules, Vicki Lewis and Maura Tierney will not be appearing as previously announced. 

Performers
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Andy Dick

Andy Dick is an American comedian, actor, writer, director, musician and producer. Andy grew up in the Chicago area where he participated in many stage productions. During his senior year of High school, Andy’s love of performing proved decisive as he was elected homecoming king. Andy’s first regular television role was on the short-lived but influential "Ben Stiller Show." He was a mainstay on network television from 1995-2006 on... Read More →
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Dave Foley

Comic actor Dave Foley got his start doing standup at the Toronto Second City Training Center, where he met Kevin McDonald and soon after formed the original group that would become “The Kids in the Hall.” The show debuted in 1989 and became one of the most beloved and influential sketch shows of all time—Foley’s famous characters include Hecubus, the A.T. & Love boss, Bruno Puntz Jones, Mr. Heavyfoot, Jocelyn and Lex. Paul Simms, creator... Read More →
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Joe Furey

Joe Furey is an Emmy nominated writer/producer/comedian whose various credits include "Late Night with David Letterman," "NewsRadio," and "Watching Ellie." Furey has worked as a producer, writer and performer on "Important Things with Demetri Martin." Co-Executive Producer/ Writer on "ROB!" (CBS),  Co-Executive Producer/Writer TVLand's "The Soul Man." As well as "Talkshow with Spike Feresten," and the independent feature comedy "Love and... Read More →
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Khandi Alexander

Best known for "NewsRadio," "HBO's The Corner," "E.R." and "CSI: Miami," New Yorker Khandi Alexander began her career as a dancer on Broadway. She choreographed Whitney Houston's World Tours as well as music videos for David Bowie and others, while also working closely with Kenny Ortega. | | Ms. Alexander had iconic turns in the feature films "CB4" and "There's Something About Mary." Her performance as 'LaDonna Batiste-Williams' in HBO's... Read More →
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Stephen Root

One of the most prolific character actors working today, Stephen Root has worked alongside many of the biggest names in Hollywood. Born in Sarasota, Root majored in acting and broadcasting at the University of Florida and remains a die-hard Gator fan. After three years of touring the U.S. and Canada with the National Shakespeare Company, Root settled in New York, honing his craft in many regional theaters and starring off-Broadway in 'Journey's... Read More →



2:00pm

Voice Acting Workshop with Rob Paulsen (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

Rob Paulsen is one of the most sought-after and experienced voice actors in the business -- from his iconic roles as Yakko and Pinky from "Animaniacs," Carl Wheezer from "Jimmy Neutron," Donatello and Raphael from two different generations of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," and hundreds more, Rob is a pro in every sense of the word. This four hour workshop will give you a chance to listen to Rob talk about his experiences in the voice over world and the rare opportunity to ask him questions to help you learn about what it takes to make it doing voices for a living! $100 All Ages

Performers
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Rob Paulsen

One of the most acclaimed and in-demand voice actors out there, with over 2,000 animated half-hours to his credit and 1000 commercial spots, Rob Paulsen is familiar to many as the voice of Pinky from "Pinky and the Brain" (for which he won a Daytime Emmy in 1999 for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program, and back to back Annie awards in 1997 and 1998); Yakko and Dr. Scratch ‘n’ Sniff from "Animaniacs;" Arthur from "The Tick... Read More →



Saturday January 24, 2015 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Hotel Kabuki 1131 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

4:00pm

Pop My Culture with Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland and guests James Adomian, Ron Funches and Ryan Lambert
Pop My Culture is a weekly-ish podcast hosted by comedic actors and improvisers Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland. Join these two entertainment nerds and their special guests as they discuss movies, music, television, celebrity gossip, etc. without all those pesky “serious” topics like politics, religion and the environment. I mean, you can tune into Fresh Air for that. We’ll just tackle the trivial watercooler stuff, ok? Joining Vanessa and Cole at SF Sketchfest are James Adomian ("Comedy Bang! Bang!," the upcoming David Cross comdedy "Hits"), Ron Funches (NBC's "Undateable," Comedy Central's "@Midnight") and Ryan Lambert ("The Monster Squad," "Kids Incorporated" and the bands Elephone and Kill Moi).

With over a million downloads, Pop My Culture has been named the #2 Best Comedy Podcast of the Moment by Rolling Stone, and has appeared on Best lists by Paste Magazine, IFC.com and Mashable.com. It's part of the Nerdist network of show. Past guests include Drew Carey, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Cary Elwes, Patton Oswalt, Bob Odenkirk, Rachel Dratch, Laraine Newman, Jonathan Silverman, Reginald VelJohnson, Jodie Sweetin and many more. www.popmyculturepodcast.com $15 All Ages

Performers
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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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James Adomian

James Adomian is a prolific performer/writer/standup who is a staple in the comedy scene in LA and NY, as well as across the country, having made his rounds in sketches on late night shows like "Conan" and "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson." He’ll soon be seen in David Cross’ feature directorial debut "Hits" (which will have its premiere at Sundance), starring opposite David Cross, Michael Cera, Amy Sedaris, and Julia Stiles... Read More →
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Ron Funches

Ron Funches is a very funny stand up comedian with a unique delivery and lovable demeanor. You just want to hug and squeeze him like a big stuffed bear. | | His easy going, inventive style sounds the way fresh chocolate chip cookies taste. Ron performs stand up all over the United States impressing audiences everywhere. | | Ron’s television appearances include recurring roles on Comedy Central’s "Kroll Show" and Disney’s... Read More →
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Ryan Lambert

Ryan Lambert began his acting career on the television show "Kids Incorporated," as a regular cast member from seasons 2 through 5. He played cool-kid Rudy in the cult classic "The Monster Squad," and made appearances on "It's Garry Shandling's Show," "Silver Spoons," "Webster" and "Side Kicks." Currently residing in the Bay Area, he's sung and played guitar in the bands Elephone and Kill Moi. You can follow him on Twitter @ryanlambert111
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Vanessa Ragland

Vanessa Ragland is an LA-based writer, performer, and co-host of Nerdist Network's Pop My Culture Podcast. She’s a current member of the Groundlings Sunday company. VanJam (with Jamie Flam) is a melting pot of all her favorite things, music, comedy, and really dumb vests.



Saturday January 24, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

4:00pm

Uhh Yeah Dude with Jonathan Larroquette and Seth Romatelli
A weekly roundup of America through the eyes of two American-Americans, Uhh Yeah Dude is one of the longest running podcasts on the tubes. With weekly episodes since 2006, Jonathan & Seth come to SF for an afternoon of everything from the latest idiocy in Florida to dissecting childhood memories. $30 18+ (unless accompanied by parent or guardian)

Performers
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Jonathan Larroquette

Jonathan Larroquette is a composer, actor and podcaster. He's co-host of the hit show Uhh Yeah Dude, one of the longest running podcasts out there.
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Seth Romatelli

Seth Romatelli is an actor, writer and podcaster. He's the co-host of the hit podcast Uhh Yeah Dude. Film and TV work includes "Crossroads," "Fish Without a Bicycle." and "Killer: A Journal of Murder."



Saturday January 24, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

7:00pm

An Evening with Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist, 20th Anniversary Show with Jon Benjamin, Tom Snyder and patients Ron Funches, Pete Holmes, Morgan Murphy and Emo Philips (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

Dr. Katz Live is a stage variation of the animated show, "Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist," created by Jonathan Katz and Tom Snyder for Comedy Central. It premiered twenty years ago in May of 1995, earning the network its first Emmy and Peabody awards and introducing the term “squigglevision” to the English language. The show has rightfully gone on to become a cult classic.

The live version (much like the cartoon version) of Dr. Katz, brings well-known standups to the good doctor’s couch, using the quirks and idiosyncrasies of their comedy acts to analyze their various conflicted issues. The stage version also finds Dr. Katz in therapy with his own shrink, Dr. Snyder. H. Jon Benjamin revives his role as Dr. Katz’s son, Ben. Guest patients for this special anniversary celebration include Ron Funches, Pete Holmes, Morgan Murphy and Emo Philips. $35 All Ages

Due to a personal matter, Andy Kindler will no longer be appearing. Emo Philips has been added.

Performers
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Emo Philips

Described by Jay Leno as "the best joke writer in America," and considered by many, including "Weird Al" Yankovic, as one of the funniest people on the planet, Emo Philips has performed over 6000 times throughout the English-speaking world (including a multi-week run at the Playhouse Theater in London's West End). Since starting out, at the age of twenty, in Chicago in 1976, Emo has had award-winning comedy albums, several cable specials... Read More →
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Jon Benjamin

Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, H. Jon Benjamin has garnered an extensive list of credits as a writer, producer and actor in some of television’s most entertaining series. | Benjamin plays the title character on two series. He is the voice of “Sterling Archer” in FX’s animated hit "Archer," which gave him a 2010 Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance. Benjamin is also the voice behind “Bob... Read More →
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Jonathan Katz

I started doing standup in 1981, when there weren’t so many jokes. I quickly learned that my comedy wasn’t for everybody, it was for everybody else. The Improv in New York City was my first home. There, being funny onstage was important, but even more so was being funny at the bar with the other comics. In the early days, some of the comedians had a standing bet on how long I’d last on stage. No one guessed it would be... Read More →
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Morgan Murphy

Morgan started making a name for herself on the LA comedy scene while still a student at Loyola Marymount University. Shortly after she graduated, she appeared on Comedy Central's "Premium Blend," "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and "Last Call w/ Carson Daly." While still in college, she wrote on the sketch pilot "The Offensive Show" created by BJ Porter and Scott Aukerman and after graduating was a staff writer on "Jimmy Kimmel Live." She currently writes... Read More →
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Pete Holmes

Pete Holmes wrote this bio himself. Pete was the host of the Conan O'Brien companion talk show "The Pete Holmes Show," has multiple Comedy Central specials and albums, has written for several television shows and has had his cartoons published in the New Yorker. His favorite food is lettuce and one of his comedy heroes is Ray Romano.
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Ron Funches

Ron Funches is a very funny stand up comedian with a unique delivery and lovable demeanor. You just want to hug and squeeze him like a big stuffed bear. | | His easy going, inventive style sounds the way fresh chocolate chip cookies taste. Ron performs stand up all over the United States impressing audiences everywhere. | | Ron’s television appearances include recurring roles on Comedy Central’s "Kroll Show" and Disney’s... Read More →
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Tom Snyder

Tom Snyder began his career as a singer and songwriter with Capitol Records in 1970, after which he started Tom Snyder Productions, a software company in Cambridge, MA that is still in business today. Next, he founded Soup2Nuts, an animation production studio for which he created and wrote the Emmy and Peabody award-winning "Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist" (Comedy Central). Also from Soup2Nuts came "Science Court" (ABC) and "Home Movies... Read More →



7:00pm

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Sean Donnelly / Maronzio Vance, Hosted by Amy Miller
The SF Sketchfest Dozen: The Next Wave of Stand-Up Comedy Stars
SF Sketchfest presents a dozen hand-picked stand-up comedians on the rise—names you might not know now, but will be hearing a lot from soon. $20 18+ (unless accompanied by parent or guardian)

Performers
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Amy Miller

Voted Portland’s Funniest Comedian by the Willamette Week in 2013, Amy Miller has been seen at San Francisco Sketchfest, The Noise Pop Festival, SF Punchl Line, Cobb’s Comedy Club, Harvey’s Comedy Club Portland, Helium Comedy Club, The All Jane No Dick Festival, The Siren Nation Festival, Laugh Your Asheville Off, Mississippi Studios Portland, as a regular headliner at the original Purple Onion and in the Bridgetown Comedy... Read More →
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Maronzio Vance

Maronzio Vance is a writer, actor and standup comedian based in Los Angeles. Maronzio can be seen on the new Fox comedy, “Enlisted” due out this fall. Maronzio’s stand up special, “Maronzio Vance: The Half Hour” can currently be seen on Comedy Central. He has also appeared on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Wanda Sykes: Wanda Does It," "Jamie Foxx's Laffapalooza," the seventh season of "Last Comic Standing," and a... Read More →
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Sean Donnelly

When he’s not catching a nap with his bulldog, Rickles, Sean can be 
found headlining clubs all over New York, including Caroline's, Gotham, Stand Up NY, and The Stand. He has appeared on MTV’s "World of Jenks" and "The Late Show with David Letterman." Sean was a Comic Stand-Off finalist at the 2010 Magners 
Comedy Festival, performed at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in
 2011 and 2012, was a semi-finalist in the 2012 Boston... Read More →



Saturday January 24, 2015 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

7:00pm

Julie Brown's 'The Homecoming Queen's Got A Musical' with Julie Brown, Drew Droege, Sam Pancake, Craig Taggart, Chris Pudlo, Jaci Pund, Cole Gerdes, Natalie Lander, Beth Crosby and Marsian De Lellis
Julie Brown's "The Homecoming Queen's Got a Musical" is a totally, brand new 80's musical! Something's not right at Betty Ford High, people are starting to drop dead, but no one has time for that because there a new a Homecoming Queen to crown! Like for sure! Join Julie Brown, as Julie Brown and her best friend Debbie Dickey (Drew Droege) as they count down the minutes and the student bodies, until Homecoming! The cast also includes Sam Pancake, Natalie Lander, Chris Pudlo, Craig Taggert, Jaci Pund, Beth Crosby, Cole Gerdes, and Marsian De Lillis.

It's written by Julie Brown and Kurt Koehler, and directed by Kurt Koehler (Chico's Angels & Legend of Billie Jean). Co-presented by Rooftop Comedy and New Wave City $25 All Ages

Performers
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Beth Crosby

Beth Crosby is a Los Angeles based actor/writer, Groundlings Sunday Company Alum, and Carnegie Mellon University school of Drama graduate. Television credits include "Episodes" (Showtime), "New Girl," "Bones" (FOX), "Trophy Wife," "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" (ABC), "2 Broke Girls" (CBS), "Jonas LA" (series regular as "Aunt Lisa"), "Zeke and Luther" (Disney), "Jennifer Falls" (TV Land), "Parental Discretion" (Nickelodeon), "The League" (FX) and LOGO's... Read More →
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Chris Pudlo

Chris Pudlo hails from the 'burbs of Detroit, Michigan. He moved to Los Angeles as a young pup in 2001 to pursue his eccentric acting career. His first gig was playing “Frankenfurter” in “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at The Nuart Theater’s midnight screenings. In 2006 he appeared in “Southern Baptist Sissies” and “Sordid Lives: It’s a Drag.” Both of these shows then went on a... Read More →
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Cole Gerdes

Cole Gerdes has done exactly one musical in his life, and it's "Homecoming Queen's Got a Musical." However, he does enjoy playing wacky characters through his work at Groundlings and his web series, "Model Idiots." He moonlights as a professional model (hence his awesome abs) and studied music business at Belmont University (hence his somewhat acceptable voice). He's excited to be performing again with the incredible cast at SKETCHFEST!
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Craig Taggart

Craig Taggart was voted “Most Talented” and “Best Disposition” by his High School Senior Class of Nineteen Nevermind, and poetically, THIS band of Thespians is the most talented, the nicest, and the classiest he has ever been a part of. Casita Del Campo audiences will remember Craig from his starring roles in multiple installments of "Hollywood-uh, Could-uh, Should-uh!" and as The Divine Miss M. (Bette Midler) in "Rise... 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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Jaci Pund

When Jaci isn't popping zits, getting her period, or tap dancing in a tutu in a Kurt Koehler production at the Cavern Club, she's making the most of every opportunity to do stand-up comedy around town. You may recognize her from her recent co-star on ABC's "The Middle"... but more than likely she'll just remind you of somebody you went to high school with.  Seriously, you know you were thinking it.
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Julie Brown

Julie Brown started her career at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco and was soon performing in nightclubs where she was spotted by Lily Tomlin and given her first role (and SAG card) in “Incredible Shrinking Woman.” Julie then moved to LA where she was a regular in Evening at the Improv and was soon doing frequent guest appearances on television, when she decided to add “singer” to her resume. She released... Read More →
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Marsian De Lellis

Marsian De Lellis is an interdisciplinary visual and performance artist whose shows, "Growing Up Linda" and "Bride Of Wildenstein – The Musical" have traveled throughout the United States, Canada, and Scotland. De Lellis’ latest solo puppet production, "Object Of Her Affection," centered on a woman who desires intimate relations with inanimate objects and her search for love that is just beyond her reach, was recently workshopped at... Read More →
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Natalie Lander

Natalie Lander has recently started filming her fourth season of ABC’s "The Middle," where she plays Debbie the condescendingly sweet head cheerleader. Other Television and film credits include "Touch" (FOX), "Castle" (ABC), "Hannah Montana" (DISNEY), "Material Girls" (MGM), "Aim High" (WARNER BROS) and MTV’s “Legally Blonde The Search for Elle Wood.” In addition to live action, Natalie has voiced video games and... Read More →
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Sam Pancake

SAM PANCAKE is an actor, improviser, and comedian who hails from Romney, WV. He is known for numerous high-profile recurring and guest-starring television roles on many popular series, including (from most recent ) "Cougartown," "Hit The Floor", "Growing Up Fisher," Disney's "Jessie," "Parenthood," "S#!% My Dad Says," "Pushing Daisies," "Svetlana," "'TIl Death," "Curb Your Enthusiasm" "Unscripted" with George Clooney, "Friends," "Arrested... Read More →



Saturday January 24, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:30pm

Rooftop Comedy Showcase: Marty Archibald, Matt Gubser, Matty Litwack, Rachel McDowell, Tony Sam and Joseph Scrimshaw, Hosted by Matt Lieb
Rooftop Comedy and SF Sketchfest present some of the best hand-picked comics in the nation! $15 All Ages

Performers
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Joseph Scrimshaw

JosephScrimshaw is a comedian, writer, and squirrel enthusiast based in Los Angeles. He's brought his geek-­‐flavored comedy to w00tstock, Chicago Improv Festival, Jonath Coulton's JoCoCruiseCrazy, and more. He's written for RiffTrax, the radio show Wits, and episodes of "Getting On With James Urbaniak." Jospeh's podcast "Obsessed" has been featured as a "Staff Favorite" on iTunes. His latest comedy album is "Flaw Fest:" a comedy show about... Read More →
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Marty Archibald

Marty started his comedy career in Salt Lake City. He quickly became a regular performer at the Wiseguys comedy clubs in northern Utah. After three years, he spent a brief one year stint in New York City. He returned to Salt Lake City a better comic and with less money. | | In his nearly 5 years of stand up comedy, Marty has performed in clubs across the country, such as Denver Comedy Works, ACME, Gotham and Eastville. He’s also... Read More →
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Matt Gubser

Smart. Challenging. Sexy. | | These are just a tiny sample of the things Matt Gubser has paid people to say about him. He seriously has no shame. | | Don’t let his laid-back demeanor and messianic appearance fool you, Matt Gubser irreverently slices through social conventions of all shapes and sizes with his razor-sharp wit, and recounts the absurdity of his experiences parenting, dating and aging. Also dick jokes. | | Matt is a... Read More →
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Matt Lieb

Matt Lieb is a comedian, writer, actor and street musician/Bone Thugs-N-Harmony cover band. He was named “one of my all-time favorite Bay Area performers” by the award-winning SF blog Courting Comedy and described as “extremely talented, charmingly dark and genuinely pleasant.” He won 2nd place at the 2004 KZSC Comedy Competition, but the guy who won 1st place no longer does comedy so Matt basically won 1st place. He... Read More →
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Matty Litwack

Matty is a young comic with a sharp wit and a silly face. He was once a graduate student studying physics, completing 30% of a PhD (basically just a P) before dropping out to pursue a comedy career. He quickly realized he had no money and took a job sweeping floors in a warehouse, becoming the first person to successfully execute a reverse-good-will-hunting maneuver. He regularly features at comedy clubs such as the DC Improv, and has performed... Read More →
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Rachel McDowell

Forget all you’re thinking when this dynamo hits the stage. Rachel has recently transformed her entire existence. She shed a BOATLOAD (technical term) of weight, walked away from a six figure salary and moved to Hollywood! During her show, Rachel shares her unique and adorable perspectives on culture, relationships, and laughing in a way that both sexes and all ages enjoy. She leaves the audience wanting more and has quickly become a... Read More →
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Tony Sam

Combining his playful nature with unique life experiences and vibrant imagination, Tony endears himself to the audience while bringing huge laughs as well. Quirky and extremely likable, his childlike charm will get you on his side, whether he's talking about his fear of bears or his fear of marriage. | | Tony has written for MTV's "Ridiculousness," MTV2's "Guy Code Online," "MTV News," and story produced on A&E. | | He's appeared in all... Read More →



Saturday January 24, 2015 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Doc's Lab 124 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

8:00pm

You're The Expert with Chris Duffy and guests Wyatt Cenac, Nato Green and Phoebe Robinson (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

Three hilarious comedians try to guess what a distinguished professor studies all day and then learn about why that work matters. You’re the Expert uses comedy to bring academia out of the Ivory Tower and into your iPhone. You'll hear about the people behind today's groundbreaking research, whether it's the head of Harvard's Comparative Lactation Lab talking monkey breast milk or the world's leading expert on stem cells revealing his passion for freestyle rap.

Through games, sketches, and outrageously misguided guesses, a panel of hilarious comedians will make you laugh while you learn. Don’t miss being part of the audience for this live show and public radio taping, hosted by Chris Duffy. $20 All Ages

Performers
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Chris Duffy

Chris Duffy is a standup comedian and improviser who has performed at colleges and festivals throughout the country (including Caltech, Brown, Harvard, the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, the Bay Area Science Festival, and more). Chris is also the creator and host of You're the Expert, a live show and public radio program on Boston's WBUR where three comedians try to guess what a professor studies all day. Don't confuse him with professional... Read More →
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Nato Green

Nato Green was summed up more or less accurately by The East Bay Express as, “erudite and acerbic, a San Francisco-raised father, union organizer, gastronome, bibliophile, and political sparkplug.” He performs on Wednesdays at the legendary alternative comedy show at the Dark Room Theatre,  The Business. His podcast "The Nato Sessions" is produced by 3200 Stories. His first comedy album, "The Nato Green Party," was released by... 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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Wyatt Cenac

Wyatt Cenac is a NY-based stand-up comedian, actor, and writer, best known for his work on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," where he was a correspondent and writer for half of the last decade. Prior to that, he spent three seasons writing on "King of the Hill." Wyatt can be seen in Mike Birbiglia’s acclaimed film, "Sleepwalk with Me," Darren Grodsky’s independent film "Growing Up (and Other Lies)" and Barry Jenkins "Medicine for... Read More →



Saturday January 24, 2015 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

The Great Debate -- Ferris Bueller: American Hero or the Man Directly Responsible for the Downfall of our Once Great Land? with Ilyse Mimoun and Matt Price (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

The Great Debate presents: Ferris Bueller - American Hero or the Man Directly Responsible for the Downfall of our Once Great Land?

Last year, Mr. Matt Price and Ms. Ilyse Mimoun fiercely debated "Girls vs. Golden Girls: Who Empower Us and Who Are A Bunch of Stunted Degenerates?" to a sold-out SketchFest audience. This year, in their sixth and perhaps most heated debate, Mr. Price and Ms. Mimoun will spar over Ferris Bueller's legacy: Did Ferris inspire great leaders like President Barack Obama, Bill Gates and Taylor "Tay Tay" Swift? Or did his actions lead us to corporate greed, the Iraq War, and the popularity of Taylor "Tay Tay" Swift? As usual, Mr. Price and Ms. Mimoun will depend on the audience to choose debate topics, topics like "Cameron's Needs," "Hot Tub Threesome," and "Sausage Tyrant." There is a lot to debate in America right now, but none more urgent than the antics of one Ferris Bueller. Come for the memories of Sloane in her underwear. Stay for the fate of the free world. $15 All Ages

Performers
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Ilyse Mimoun

Ilyse Mimoun has performed onstage at UCB, Nerdmelt, Comedy Central, Comedy Sportz, Hotel Café, LOFT, Elephant Theater, and other venues receptive to angry Tunisians. Television appearances include "Hart of Dixie", "90210," "Chuck," and "Privileged," and films such as "The TV Set" and "In the Land of Women." Ilyse also wrote and produced on the Comedy Central show "Root of All Evil with Lewis Black." Once a women’s studies major from... Read More →
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Matt Price

Matt Price is an actor and writer from Evanston, IL. As an actor, some of Matt’s TV and film appearances include “Men of a Certain Age,” “The Office,” “Arrested Development,” “Reno 911,” “The West Wing,” “The League,” and “Walk Hard.” Matt currently writes for “Regular Show” on Cartoon Network for which he won an Emmy in 2012. He has also written... Read More →



Saturday January 24, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Stage Werx 446 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

8:00pm

Improv Showcase: Hip.Bang!, Leela's Armando Company and Not Related, Hosted by Vance Sanders (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

SF Sketchfest presents some of the funniest, quickest and best up-and-coming improv groups in these intimate showcases at the Brava Studio Theatre! $15 All Ages

Due to illness, Johnny Taylor will no longer be hosting -- Vance Sanders has been added. 

Performers
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Hip.Bang!

Hip.Bang! is a comedy duo from Vancouver whose playful, absurd scenes have delighted audiences worldwide. They were nominated for the Canadian Comedy Award for Best Improv Troupe. Pretty fancy. | | Tom and Devin of Hip.Bang! have been featured at comedy festivals worldwide, including the 2013 and 2014 San Francisco SketchFests, NXNE, NorthWest Comedy Fest, Rapid Fire Theatre’s Improvaganza, the Detroit Improv Festival, the Del Close... Read More →
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Leela's Armando Company

Developed by legendary improvisation teacher and comedy writer, Armando Diaz (The Magnet, NYC), "The Armando" (also known as monologue deconstruction), is a long-form structure played at improv houses across the country. The premise is simple: truth inspires great improv. A guest monologist improvises true stories, and a cast of some of the best improvisors of the SF Bay Area improvise scenes inspired by these truths. What follows is a... Read More →
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Not Related

Not Related is a tWOman improv team, featuring the often mistaken for sisters: Leah Knauer and Lindsay Weglarz. | | We are based in Los Angeles.
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Vance Sanders

Vance has done standup for too long and has the parallel parking skills to prove it. His mic ran for 20 years. No one should do that.  He’s performed at fancy pants LA shows like Meltdown, Sleepaway Camp, Tiger Lily & Groundlings Sunday Co. His wife & kids are still talking to him, so he’s doing something right.



Saturday January 24, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Brava Studio Theater 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

8:00pm

Dark Room Showcase: Peter n' Chris, The Flat Earth and Sad Vicious, Hosted by Adam Pearlstein
SF Sketchfest is proud to present some of the best up and coming sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and the world! $15 All Ages

Performers
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Adam Pearlstein

Adam is a stand up comedian who performs in theaters, clubs, bars, café’s, laundromats, street corners and parking lots all over California. He recently won first place in the first ever San Francisco Comedy Rap Battle Competition. Adam believes the Federal Reserve is responsible for all of the worlds problems and thinks global warming isn’t real. Adam has dropped out of two community colleges and failed Algebra four times... Read More →
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Peter n' Chris

Peter n' Chris are a 3 time Canadian Comedy Award Winning Sketch group (Best Sketch Troupe) from Vancouver BC. They have played festivals such as Just For Laughs 42 in Toronto, Just for Laughs Montral, San Francisco Sketchfest 2014, Chicago Sketch Festival and were a headlining act at the Toronto International Sketch Comedy Festival in 2013. | | Their narrative and extremely physical sketch revues, that sends everyday life up to absurd... Read More →
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Sad Vicious

San Jose’s most hated band™, Sad Vicious boasts a pedigree of having played every good bar, club, and bar and grille in San Jose: Mickey’s Tavern, The Locker Room (closed), Om Ultralounge, Lucky Lil’s(closed), and Java Crossing, to name a few. Sad Vicious is pumped to wreak havoc on SF Sketchfest and super pumped to see the other bands play. It has always been our dream to play in Frisco. BTW, If anyone knows a bassist... Read More →
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The Flat Earth

The Flat Earth is the oldest sketch team of Philly Improv Theater, together since their sold-out premiere in the 2012 Philadelphia Fringe Festival. The Flat Earth features some of Philadelphia’s most talented writers and performers showcasing material that is witty, dark, and maybe a bit too heavily costumed. Current members of the Flat Earth have performed in the New York and Toronto Sketchfests and the NC Comedy Arts Festival. Alumni of... Read More →



Saturday January 24, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Dark Room 2263 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

8:00pm

RISK! with Kevin Allison and guests James Adomian, Leo Allen, Janine Brito, Dominic Dierkes and DC Pierson
Hosted by Kevin Allison (of the legendary MTV sketch comedy troupe, The State), RISK! is the live show and podcast where people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share. The RISK! podcast currently has over 300,000 monthly listeners and recently passed its 10 million download mark. It has featured incredible stories from famous folks like Janeane Garofalo, Sarah Silverman, Michael Ian Black and Kevin Nealon, as well as amazing tales from regular folks around the world. Check it out at www.RISK-show.com $25 21+

Performers
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DC Pierson

DC Pierson is the author of the novel "The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep And Never Had To," which received the American Library Association's ALEX award, and the young adult novel "Crap Kingdom," published by Viking Children's Books in 2013. | | He is also one-fifth of the comedy group DERRICK. He co-wrote and co-starred in the group's film "Mystery Team," which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009 and was released theatrically by... Read More →
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Dominic Dierkes

Dominic Dierkes is a Los Angeles-based comedian. He’s a veteran performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and a member of the internet sketch group, DERRICK comedy. With DERRICK, Dominic co-wrote and co-starred in the feature film "Mystery Team" which premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. | | Dominic has made guest appearances on "Community," "Parks & Recreation," "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23," "House of... Read More →
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James Adomian

James Adomian is a prolific performer/writer/standup who is a staple in the comedy scene in LA and NY, as well as across the country, having made his rounds in sketches on late night shows like "Conan" and "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson." He’ll soon be seen in David Cross’ feature directorial debut "Hits" (which will have its premiere at Sundance), starring opposite David Cross, Michael Cera, Amy Sedaris, and Julia Stiles... Read More →
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Janine Brito

Janine Brito started doing standup comedy in St. Louis and has performed at clubs and theaters throughout the US and Hong Kong. She is the winner of the 2009 SF Women's Comedy Competition, and recipient of Rooftop Comedy's 2010 Silver Nail Award. Praised by 7x7 Magazine as "one of SF's more daring voices" and one of "the 7 funniest people in town," she was named the 2011 “Best Comedian with a Message” by the East Bay Express... Read More →
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Kevin Allison

Kevin Allison is the creator of the live storytelling podcast RISK! (www.risk-show.com ), and a member of the legendary comedy troupe The State, known for their series on MTV. He has appeared in "Reno 911!," VH1′s "Best Week Ever," Comedy Central’s "Viva Variety" and "Stella," and HBO’s "Flight of the Conchords." Kevin has written for The Village Voice, The New York Press, Film Journal and more. He has taught sketch comedy and... Read More →
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Leo Allen

Leo Allen is NYC-based comedian, writer, actor, producer and director who has, among other things, written on and produced shows including "Nathan For You," "Jon Benjamin Has A Van," "Review with Forrest MacNeil," "Comedy Bang Bang," and "Saturday Night Live." He's also performed standup on "Conan O'Brien," "John Oliver's New York Standup Show," and two half-hour specials for Comedy Central.



Saturday January 24, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Verdi Club 2424 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

8:00pm

Cynic Cave with Kevin O'Shea and George Chen with guests Josef Anolin, Jonathan Giles, Matt Morales, Ify Nwadiwe, Jules Posner and Red Scott
Forging a consistent San Francisco showcase on Saturdays lead to the recording of the album Twenty Minutes To Sell, available at kellyanneken.bandcamp.com/. Comedians love Lost Weekend's micro theater and audiences can't help but be invested in a show this intimate. Past performers have included Ron Lynch, Women, Dan Mintz, Sean Patton, Ian Karmel, Will Weldon, Cameron Esposito, Josh Fadem, Emily Heller, and Johnny Pemberton.

"George and Kevin quickly became known for putting together line-ups that brought out the best names in local comedy, and national stars from Bobcat Goldthwait to W. Kamau Bell started stopping in for guest sets." - Uptown Almanac

"There are so many things in the Mission now where you spend a lot of money and don’t necessarily have a great time, when there is something that is affordable AND you can have a great time it should be packed…Maybe we shouldn’t tell anyone." - Mission Mission
$15 21+

Due to a change in his schedule, Peet Guercio is no longer appearing.  

Performers
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George Chen

George Chen was a musician, writer, and event organizer before finding a place in standup comedy. The past few years have seen him establishing the beloved weekly showcase Cynic Cave at Lost Weekend Video in San Francisco. The anachronistic video store is also home to the monthly multimedia comedy show Talkies. | | In addition to these regular appearances, throughout 2013 George performed at Holy Fuck, SF Sketchfest, Savage Henry Independent... Read More →
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Ify Nwadiwe

Ify Nwadiwe is a comedian based out of Los Angeles. He’s been performing comedy since High School and doesn’t plan to stop any time soon. He’s done shows at The Comedy Store, The LA Scripted Comedy Festival, Flappers Comedy Club in Burbank, and in a Chinese Restaurant. Currently, Ify writes and performs for White Women at UCB, Time Capsule at iO West, and Stand up at various venues around Los Angeles. Catch him in the new season... Read More →
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Jonathan Giles

Jonathan Giles brings a cerebral, engaging and flat out funny energy to the stage. Jonathan, originally from Atlanta, recently broke onto the Chicago comedy scene bringing his southern roots to the big city. He is the host of the “Thoughts of a Lost Child” podcast and co-host of the Second City open mic.
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Josef Anolin

Stand-up comedian based in the Bay Area. Regularly works hosting weekends for The Punch Line SF & Cobbs Comedy Club.Regularly works as feature act at Tommy T's Pleasanton & Laughs Unlimited Sacramento.Co-produces 2 monthly comedy showcases in San Francisco: "Live at Deluxe" at Club Deluxe & "Haters Gonna Hate" at The Royale. Former Head Writer for horror author Scott Sigler's "Monstrosity" genre entertainment vlog on... Read More →
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Jules Posner

Jules Posner is a stand up comedian and San Francisco native. He has been described as a comedian who, “puts the ‘b’ in subtle”. Jules started performing stand up in the San Francisco Bay Area in January of 2009 and has established himself as a fixture in the comedy community. Jules has been featured on Jokes.com’s "No Drink Minimum," Rooftopcomedy.com’s "Road Trip" on Hulu and Time Out New York Magazine... Read More →
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Kevin O'Shea

Established in 1984 following the mergers of Steven and Cathy O’Shea, Kevin O’Shea has been one of San Francisco’s leading manufactures of mirth, laughter, hilarity and all around good times! Kevin has been commonly described as clever, absurd, awkward but in a funny way and too smart for his own good. He has been seen on the Independent Film Chanel and ComedyCentral.com. He is a favorite of comedy festivals such as: The SF... Read More →
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Matt Morales

Matt Morales has been a staple of the Bay Area Stand-Up Comedy Scene since 2002. He is a regular performer at the San Francisco Punch Line, Cobb’s Comedy Club and has appeared at SF Sketchfest, Portland’s Bridgetown Comedy Festival and Scotland’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In 2013 he made his national television debut on "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson."
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Red Scott

Offstage, Red enjoys exploring the ways an individual can be indoors and fully protected from the Sun. He beat 146 comics to win the 2010 Rooster T Feathers Comedy Competition. He performed at 2011-2014 SF Sketchfest, including appearing in Jimmy Pardo's "Write Now!" in 2013. His "Game of Thrones" podcast, “Boars, Gore, and Swords” has twice been featured on the website BoingBoing. He performs all over the Bay Area, and is a regular... Read More →



8:00pm

Invite Them Up with Eugene Mirman & Bobby Tisdale and guests Derrick Brown, Jon Daly, Morgan Murphy, Emo Philips and music by John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

Invite Them Up was a long-running and super fun comedy show that took place at Rififi in Manhattan. It has since been resurrected for SF Sketchfest and the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival. Eugene Mirman and Bobby Tisdale welcome their comedy friends for a night of great stand-up. $30 18+ (unless accompanied by parent or guardian)

Performers
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Bobby Tisdale

Bobby Tisdale plays Zeke on "Bob's Burgers," hosts Ward of Merkin in Brooklyn, and was a writer on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon." He has been hosting Invite Them Up with Eugene Mirman for many years. Party.
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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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Emo Philips

Described by Jay Leno as "the best joke writer in America," and considered by many, including "Weird Al" Yankovic, as one of the funniest people on the planet, Emo Philips has performed over 6000 times throughout the English-speaking world (including a multi-week run at the Playhouse Theater in London's West End). Since starting out, at the age of twenty, in Chicago in 1976, Emo has had award-winning comedy albums, several cable specials... 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 own major of Comedy — doing a one-hour standup act as his thesis (for which he was made fun of, don’t worry). | | Currently, he plays comedian/mobster... Read More →
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John Darnielle

John Darnielle is the lead singer from the Mountain Goats and the author of the National Book Award-nominated "Wolf in White Van." He will probably never fulfill his dream of becoming a prizefighter.
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Jon Daly

Jon Daly is an actor and comedian living in L.A. He starred in Amazon's "Betas," Comedy Central's "Kroll Show" where he plays multiple characters and serves as writer and Co-Executive Producer. He is featured in Ben Stiller's latest film "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," and is also Bill Cosby Bukowski, Sappity Tappity, Barry R, Mall McCartney and many other ridiculous characters. Jon also appears in the Martin Lawrence/Raven Symone Father... Read More →
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Morgan Murphy

Morgan started making a name for herself on the LA comedy scene while still a student at Loyola Marymount University. Shortly after she graduated, she appeared on Comedy Central's "Premium Blend," "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and "Last Call w/ Carson Daly." While still in college, she wrote on the sketch pilot "The Offensive Show" created by BJ Porter and Scott Aukerman and after graduating was a staff writer on "Jimmy Kimmel Live." She currently writes... Read More →



Saturday January 24, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

9:15pm

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Mark Normand / Michelle Wolf, Hosted by Nicole Calasich
The SF Sketchfest Dozen: The Next Wave of Stand-Up Comedy Stars
SF Sketchfest presents a dozen hand-picked stand-up comedians on the rise—names you might not know now, but will be hearing a lot from soon. $20 18+ (unless accompanied by parent or guardian)

Performers
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Mark Normand

Mark Normand is a biting, smart comedian based in New York City. So far in 2014, Mark was a semi-finalist on NBC’s "Last Comic Standing," his "Comedy Central Presents: The Half Hour" special premiered in July, and his debut CD “Still Got It” (Comedy Central Productions) was released in July from and is available on iTunes and Amazon. | | Mark appeared on Comedy Central’s "@Midnight," TBS’s "CONAN," Comedy... Read More →
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Michelle Wolf

Michelle Wolf is a NY-based writer and standup comedian and one of the fastest rising comedic talents in the city. She currently works as a writing supervisor on "Late Night with Seth Meyers," where she also made her late night television debut as a comic in July 2014. Michelle appears regularly on the show in various bits and as the popular reoccurring character she created, “Grown-Up Annie.” One of Complex Magazine’s 50... Read More →
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Nicole Calasich

Nicole Calasich is a prince. | | She loves how people believe anything in writing and is pleased/relieved to inform you Ryan Gosling has stopped calling and is finally moving on. | | A comedian and writer based out of San Francisco, she performs stand-up and sketch comedy primarily at the SF Punchline, Lost Weekend, the San Jose Improv, Rooster T. Feather’s, Cobb’s, and festivals like SF Sketchfest and the Shits & Giggles... Read More →



Saturday January 24, 2015 9:15pm - 10:45pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

10:00pm

Julie Brown's 'The Homecoming Queen's Got A Musical' with Julie Brown, Drew Droege, Sam Pancake, Craig Taggart, Chris Pudlo, Jaci Pund, Cole Gerdes, Natalie Lander, Beth Crosby and Marsian De Lellis
Queen to crown! Like for sure! Join Julie Brown, as Julie Brown and her best friend Debbie Dickey (Drew Droege) as they count down the minutes and the student bodies, until Homecoming! The cast also includes Sam Pancake, Natalie Lander, Chris Pudlo, Craig Taggert, Jaci Pund, Beth Crosby, Cole Gerdes, and Marsian De Lillis.

It's written by Julie Brown and Kurt Koehler, and directed by Kurt Koehler (Chico's Angels & Legend of Billie Jean). Co-presented by Rooftop Comedy and New Wave City $25 All Ages

Performers
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Beth Crosby

Beth Crosby is a Los Angeles based actor/writer, Groundlings Sunday Company Alum, and Carnegie Mellon University school of Drama graduate. Television credits include "Episodes" (Showtime), "New Girl," "Bones" (FOX), "Trophy Wife," "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" (ABC), "2 Broke Girls" (CBS), "Jonas LA" (series regular as "Aunt Lisa"), "Zeke and Luther" (Disney), "Jennifer Falls" (TV Land), "Parental Discretion" (Nickelodeon), "The League" (FX) and LOGO's... Read More →
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Chris Pudlo

Chris Pudlo hails from the 'burbs of Detroit, Michigan. He moved to Los Angeles as a young pup in 2001 to pursue his eccentric acting career. His first gig was playing “Frankenfurter” in “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at The Nuart Theater’s midnight screenings. In 2006 he appeared in “Southern Baptist Sissies” and “Sordid Lives: It’s a Drag.” Both of these shows then went on a... Read More →
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Cole Gerdes

Cole Gerdes has done exactly one musical in his life, and it's "Homecoming Queen's Got a Musical." However, he does enjoy playing wacky characters through his work at Groundlings and his web series, "Model Idiots." He moonlights as a professional model (hence his awesome abs) and studied music business at Belmont University (hence his somewhat acceptable voice). He's excited to be performing again with the incredible cast at SKETCHFEST!
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Craig Taggart

Craig Taggart was voted “Most Talented” and “Best Disposition” by his High School Senior Class of Nineteen Nevermind, and poetically, THIS band of Thespians is the most talented, the nicest, and the classiest he has ever been a part of. Casita Del Campo audiences will remember Craig from his starring roles in multiple installments of "Hollywood-uh, Could-uh, Should-uh!" and as The Divine Miss M. (Bette Midler) in "Rise... 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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Jaci Pund

When Jaci isn't popping zits, getting her period, or tap dancing in a tutu in a Kurt Koehler production at the Cavern Club, she's making the most of every opportunity to do stand-up comedy around town. You may recognize her from her recent co-star on ABC's "The Middle"... but more than likely she'll just remind you of somebody you went to high school with.  Seriously, you know you were thinking it.
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Julie Brown

Julie Brown started her career at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco and was soon performing in nightclubs where she was spotted by Lily Tomlin and given her first role (and SAG card) in “Incredible Shrinking Woman.” Julie then moved to LA where she was a regular in Evening at the Improv and was soon doing frequent guest appearances on television, when she decided to add “singer” to her resume. She released... Read More →
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Marsian De Lellis

Marsian De Lellis is an interdisciplinary visual and performance artist whose shows, "Growing Up Linda" and "Bride Of Wildenstein – The Musical" have traveled throughout the United States, Canada, and Scotland. De Lellis’ latest solo puppet production, "Object Of Her Affection," centered on a woman who desires intimate relations with inanimate objects and her search for love that is just beyond her reach, was recently workshopped at... Read More →
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Natalie Lander

Natalie Lander has recently started filming her fourth season of ABC’s "The Middle," where she plays Debbie the condescendingly sweet head cheerleader. Other Television and film credits include "Touch" (FOX), "Castle" (ABC), "Hannah Montana" (DISNEY), "Material Girls" (MGM), "Aim High" (WARNER BROS) and MTV’s “Legally Blonde The Search for Elle Wood.” In addition to live action, Natalie has voiced video games and... Read More →
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Sam Pancake

SAM PANCAKE is an actor, improviser, and comedian who hails from Romney, WV. He is known for numerous high-profile recurring and guest-starring television roles on many popular series, including (from most recent ) "Cougartown," "Hit The Floor", "Growing Up Fisher," Disney's "Jessie," "Parenthood," "S#!% My Dad Says," "Pushing Daisies," "Svetlana," "'TIl Death," "Curb Your Enthusiasm" "Unscripted" with George Clooney, "Friends," "Arrested... Read More →



Saturday January 24, 2015 10:00pm - 11:45pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:00pm

Rooftop Comedy Showcase: Tom Devenport, Krista Fatka, Trevor Hill, Megan Koester and Amy Miller, Hosted by Curtis Cook
Rooftop Comedy and SF Sketchfest present some of the best hand-picked comics in the nation! $15 All Ages

Due to a change in her schedule, Natalie Norman will no longer be appearing. 

Performers
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Amy Miller

Voted Portland’s Funniest Comedian by the Willamette Week in 2013, Amy Miller has been seen at San Francisco Sketchfest, The Noise Pop Festival, SF Punchl Line, Cobb’s Comedy Club, Harvey’s Comedy Club Portland, Helium Comedy Club, The All Jane No Dick Festival, The Siren Nation Festival, Laugh Your Asheville Off, Mississippi Studios Portland, as a regular headliner at the original Purple Onion and in the Bridgetown Comedy... Read More →
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Curtis Cook

Curtis Cook is a Portland based comedian. He has performed in venues and festivals throughout the country, including the Big Sky Comedy Festival, the SLC Comedy Carnival, the Chicago Comedy Exposition, and Bridgetown Comedy Festival. | | In addition to performing, Curtis co-hosts a weekly podcast titled Black By Popular Demand, is a contributing writer to Laugh Staff, and presently holds an undisputed record for 2014’s highest number... Read More →
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Krista Fatka

Krista Fatka is an Oakland based stand-up comic with over a decade of performance experience as a trapeze artist and circus performer. Her unique work and travel history inform her comedic perspective, meandering seamlessly from the folly of white girls twerking to the marijuana industrial complex to TMI-ing about her love life. In addition to telling jokes in clubs and bars around the Bay Area, including appearances at the San Francisco Punch... Read More →
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Megan Koester

Megan Koester is a writer and comedian (obviously) who resides in Los Angeles (somewhat less obviously). A columnist for VICE, she co-produces Entitlement, a monthly comedy show with that’s hosted such notables as Neil Hamburger, Marc Maron, Maria Bamford, Reggie Watts and Andy Kindler (who she collaborated with on her "How Not to Be a Stand-Up Comedian" article for VICE). She's performed at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Hollywood Improv... Read More →
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Tom Devenport

Tom never planned it to work out this way, but lunch can change everything. One tainted burrito (It’s a long story), a career change, and several years later, Tom has performed in clubs, theaters, hotel ballrooms, on decks, in conference rooms, in bars, at malls, behind chicken wire, at sci-fi conventions, and in school cafeterias, explaining his nerd’s-eye view of the world to audiences across the US, UK, France and Germany. When... Read More →
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Trevor Hill

Trevor Hill is a stand-up comedian who sleeps in San Francisco and is awake in a variety of locations. He is cocreator and host of the critically acclaimed, topic-based comedy show Hand to Mouth. He also produces two of San Francisco’s most popular stand-up showcases: Misery Index and The Mission Position. He has performed at SF Sketchfest, the Great American Comedy Festival, Sacramento Comedy Festival, Cape Fear Comedy Fest... Read More →



Saturday January 24, 2015 10:00pm - 11:45pm
Doc's Lab 124 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

10:15pm

SF Sketchfest Stands Up: Steve Ausburne, DNA, Loren Kraut, Matty Litwack, Matt Morales and Steven Wilber, Hosted by Ben Kolina
SF Sketchfest presents some of the best emerging comics in the stand-up comedy world! $15 All Ages

Due to a change in his schedule, Peet Guercio is no longer appearing. 

Performers
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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 is a co-producer of a popular weekly comedy showcase at the Night Light in Oakland. As a Stand Up Comedian Ben has performed at Comedy Clubs, Colleges and Festivals up and down the west coast, and has performed with the likes of Mark Maron and Sheng Wang. Ben was recently... Read More →
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DNA

DNA has created over 3000 live events from concert series to theatrical productions to community-minded gatherings, but is most proud of the recent Santa Cruz Comedy Festival. Recently called by the Santa Cruz Weekly, “the underground comedy czar of Santa Cruz,” DNA is busy performing, working as a board member on Comedy Day in Golden Gate Park and filming the first season of an original sit-com.
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Loren Kraut

Awkwardly hilarious, Loren's unorthodox style of comedy juxtaposes playfulness with deeply dark humor. She turns grim subject matter, like depression and suicide, on its ear, presenting the bleakness of mental illness with unexpected wit and levity. Ever the outsider, Loren gives us a glimpse into her weird, silly and often tragic world that, in the end, is surprisingly life affirming. | | Loren co-wrote two one-woman shows, and... Read More →
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Matt Morales

Matt Morales has been a staple of the Bay Area Stand-Up Comedy Scene since 2002. He is a regular performer at the San Francisco Punch Line, Cobb’s Comedy Club and has appeared at SF Sketchfest, Portland’s Bridgetown Comedy Festival and Scotland’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In 2013 he made his national television debut on "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson."
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Matty Litwack

Matty is a young comic with a sharp wit and a silly face. He was once a graduate student studying physics, completing 30% of a PhD (basically just a P) before dropping out to pursue a comedy career. He quickly realized he had no money and took a job sweeping floors in a warehouse, becoming the first person to successfully execute a reverse-good-will-hunting maneuver. He regularly features at comedy clubs such as the DC Improv, and has performed... Read More →
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Steve Ausburne

Steve Ausburne’s comedy career started with MC/host work for friends with bands. His first attempt at actual stand up ended with him getting a lifetime ban from a church in Grant’s Pass, Oregon – so a pretty successful start. Since then, Steve has embraced the stage as a place to present a spoken word memoir of all the embarrassing life moments that lurk in a place that only stand up or therapy sessions can reveal. Basically... Read More →
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Steven Wilber

"Offbeat," "unexpected" and "clever" are just three of literally hundreds of words used to describe the comedy-style stylings of Steven Wilber. Since starting stand-up in 2011, Steven has risen up in the Portland comedy scene to become a frequent performer at arcade bars, anarchist bookstores, Doctor Who-themed seafood restaurants and other typical comedy venues this city has to offer. Most recently, he was bestowed the honor of being crowned... Read More →



Saturday January 24, 2015 10:15pm - 11:45pm
Brava Studio Theater 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:30pm

Van Jam with The Spanglers (Jamie Flam and Vanessa Ragland) and guests Leo Allen, Jon Daly, Morgan Murphy, Emo Philips, Tony Sam and Cole Stratton
VAN JAM is what happens when VANssa Ragland and JAMie Flam do their thing on stage while accompanied by a live soul band. One of the most important things they do is invite other weirdos to get on stage and do THEIR thing. Van & Jam are both passionate about people doing things that are theirs. Past guests in LA include Louis CK, Aziz Ansari, Tig Notaro, Craig Robinson, Nick Kroll, and many more. Hosted by "celebrated" husband and wife performance duo The Spanglers, the show at SF Sketchfest is guaranteed to be the best show you've ever seen, ever!!!! (Maybe). $20 All Ages

Performers
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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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Emo Philips

Described by Jay Leno as "the best joke writer in America," and considered by many, including "Weird Al" Yankovic, as one of the funniest people on the planet, Emo Philips has performed over 6000 times throughout the English-speaking world (including a multi-week run at the Playhouse Theater in London's West End). Since starting out, at the age of twenty, in Chicago in 1976, Emo has had award-winning comedy albums, several cable specials... Read More →
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Jamie Flam

Jamie Flam is a writer and producer from Los Angeles, CA. His comedy career started in San Francisco in 2002, producing multimedia comedy and music shows at galleries in The Mission. Today he is the Artistic Director at The Hollywood Improv comedy club, produces and performs on The Long Shot Podcast, and is half of the critically discussed comedy duo "The Spanglers." He holds a degree in Religious Studies from UC Santa Barbara.
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Jon Daly

Jon Daly is an actor and comedian living in L.A. He starred in Amazon's "Betas," Comedy Central's "Kroll Show" where he plays multiple characters and serves as writer and Co-Executive Producer. He is featured in Ben Stiller's latest film "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," and is also Bill Cosby Bukowski, Sappity Tappity, Barry R, Mall McCartney and many other ridiculous characters. Jon also appears in the Martin Lawrence/Raven Symone Father... Read More →
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Leo Allen

Leo Allen is NYC-based comedian, writer, actor, producer and director who has, among other things, written on and produced shows including "Nathan For You," "Jon Benjamin Has A Van," "Review with Forrest MacNeil," "Comedy Bang Bang," and "Saturday Night Live." He's also performed standup on "Conan O'Brien," "John Oliver's New York Standup Show," and two half-hour specials for Comedy Central.
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Morgan Murphy

Morgan started making a name for herself on the LA comedy scene while still a student at Loyola Marymount University. Shortly after she graduated, she appeared on Comedy Central's "Premium Blend," "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and "Last Call w/ Carson Daly." While still in college, she wrote on the sketch pilot "The Offensive Show" created by BJ Porter and Scott Aukerman and after graduating was a staff writer on "Jimmy Kimmel Live." She currently writes... Read More →
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Tony Sam

Combining his playful nature with unique life experiences and vibrant imagination, Tony endears himself to the audience while bringing huge laughs as well. Quirky and extremely likable, his childlike charm will get you on his side, whether he's talking about his fear of bears or his fear of marriage. | | Tony has written for MTV's "Ridiculousness," MTV2's "Guy Code Online," "MTV News," and story produced on A&E. | | He's appeared in all... Read More →
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Vanessa Ragland

Vanessa Ragland is an LA-based writer, performer, and co-host of Nerdist Network's Pop My Culture Podcast. She’s a current member of the Groundlings Sunday company. VanJam (with Jamie Flam) is a melting pot of all her favorite things, music, comedy, and really dumb vests.



Saturday January 24, 2015 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Stage Werx 446 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

10:30pm

Happy Hour Comedy with Cara Tramontano and guests Cheryl Anderson, Ed Galvez, Jonathan Giles, Dhaya Lakshminarayanan, Tony Sam, Paige Weldon and Kate Willett
Happy Hour Comedy, hosted by Cara Tramontano, comes to SF Sketchfest for a special show at Lost Weekend! Usually known as Monday Happy Hour Comedy (and hosted regularly at The Royale), the showcase is a favorite place for top comedians to prep sets for Conan, America’s Got Talent, Last Comic Standing and other shows. http://MondayHappyHourComedy.com
$15 21+

Performers
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Cara Tramontano

Cara Tramontano's comedy career started in the first grade as a loudmouthed New York Italian suddenly dropped onto a dusty playground in Tucson, Arizona. Now a creature of downtown San Francisco, her hobbies include tour guiding, coffee, and surviving the 30-Stockton. Cara's comedic inspirations include Maria Bamford, Greg Proops, BART, and tourists. She produces Monday Happy Hour Comedy at The Royale and performs all over the bay area thanks... Read More →
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Cheryl Anderson

Cheryl “The Soccer Mom” Anderson's comedy is based on her experience as a suburban Sacramento soccer mom, but her act is not typical mom-humor. She started with open mics (telling her family she was going to Target) now, she’s performing at some of the top comedy clubs in the country. She recently returned from entertaining the Marines in Okinawa, Japan. As a writer, Cheryl is the author of two humor books. Her most-recent book... Read More →
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Dhaya Lakshminarayanan

Dhaya is a stand-up comic/public speaker/storyteller, television host, and proud nerd! | Like a geek, she bullets her successes: | Taught “Charm School” at M.I.T. where she graduated (twice)Worked in finance and tech before becoming a comedian Television Host, “High School Quiz Show,” on PBS’s WGBH, recipient of a New England Emmy Part of 2012 SF Sketchfest and 2011 Sketchfest at the California Academy of... Read More →
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Ed Galvez

Ed Galvez has been doing comedy since moving to LA in the Summer of 1998. Ed got his start studying at UCB, IO West, Second City, ACME, and The Groundlings. Ed has written and performed in many sketch shows, as well as doing stand-up all over the country. Ed also performed his one man show "Love Life Limb" at top comedy venues all across the country. Ed has appeared in numerous national and local commercials, MTV's Paris Hilton's "My New... Read More →
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Jonathan Giles

Jonathan Giles brings a cerebral, engaging and flat out funny energy to the stage. Jonathan, originally from Atlanta, recently broke onto the Chicago comedy scene bringing his southern roots to the big city. He is the host of the “Thoughts of a Lost Child” podcast and co-host of the Second City open mic.
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Kate Willett

San Francisco Magazine describes Kate Willett as a “comedian you should know about” so here’s the deetz: Kate’s a regular at the San Francisco Punchline, Cobb’s, The Improv, Rooster T Feather’s and basically every dive bar and theater in town. She’s proud to have been part of the past two SF Sketchfest Festivals and to have opened for some of her favorite comics including Margaret Cho, Anthony Jeselnik... Read More →
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Paige Weldon

Paige Weldon is a stand-up comedian based in Los Angeles, as well as co-founder of the online humor magazine and monthly show The Higgs Weldon. You may know her from stand-upping on LA shows like the Meltdown or Holy Fuck, or the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, UCB in New York or Cinecave in San Francisco, or not at all, in which case she’s very happy to meet you! If you would like to see her more, she can usually be found... Read More →
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Tony Sam

Combining his playful nature with unique life experiences and vibrant imagination, Tony endears himself to the audience while bringing huge laughs as well. Quirky and extremely likable, his childlike charm will get you on his side, whether he's talking about his fear of bears or his fear of marriage. | | Tony has written for MTV's "Ridiculousness," MTV2's "Guy Code Online," "MTV News," and story produced on A&E. | | He's appeared in all... Read More →



10:30pm

Shitty Jobs with Sean Clements, Dominic Dierkes, DC Pierson and Charlie Sanders with White Women
Everyone remembers that one nightmare job they used to have. We interview a random member of the audience about their worst job, then we spin it into fully improvised show filled with creepy bosses, depressed co-workers, and jerk-ass customers.

It's about feeling better about your own life. And couldn't we all use more of that?

"Hands down some of the best improv you'll see all week." -LAist

"Best Sunday Night Improv" -LA Weekly Best of LA Issue, 2012

White Women is a comedy group of highly trained and talented performers who all happen to be black. These seven men rose to the call of diversity and decided to combine forces to put more black faces on comedy stages and videos. When they hit the stage, you can count on a show with high energy, smart choices, and above all, funny content. $20 All Ages

Performers
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Charlie Sanders

Charlie Sanders was born and raised on the mean streets of St. Paul, Minnesota. After becoming a regular performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City, he frequently appeared on "Late Night with Conan O’Brien." He moved to Los Angeles in 2009 and bought a Ford Focus. Charlie has appeared on "The Office," "Traffic Light," "Childrens Hospital," "Community," "The League" and in the films "When in Rome" and "Cedar... Read More →
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DC Pierson

DC Pierson is the author of the novel "The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep And Never Had To," which received the American Library Association's ALEX award, and the young adult novel "Crap Kingdom," published by Viking Children's Books in 2013. | | He is also one-fifth of the comedy group DERRICK. He co-wrote and co-starred in the group's film "Mystery Team," which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009 and was released theatrically by... Read More →
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Dominic Dierkes

Dominic Dierkes is a Los Angeles-based comedian. He’s a veteran performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and a member of the internet sketch group, DERRICK comedy. With DERRICK, Dominic co-wrote and co-starred in the feature film "Mystery Team" which premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. | | Dominic has made guest appearances on "Community," "Parks & Recreation," "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23," "House of... Read More →
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Sean Clements

Sean grew up in CT, and started performing comedy in 2005. He was a member of several long-running sketch and improv shows at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York, prior to moving to Los Angeles last year. | | Sean wrote and provided voices for the MTV show, "Popzilla," and was a writer on the Comedy Central pilot, "This Show Will Get You High." He also made some appearances on "The Colbert Report" and "30 Rock." Sean can be seen... Read More →
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White Women

As the name obviously suggests, “White Women” is a sketch group comprised of seven black men. Despite being primarily housed out of UCB, White Women has performed at basically every venue in Los Angeles, and also put on shows in NYC and San Francisco. They had the pleasure of co-writing and starring in a Funny or Die Exclusive, and have had their sketches featured on the Huffington Post, World Star Hip Hop, and Funny or Die. They... Read More →



Saturday January 24, 2015 10:30pm - 11:45pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

10:30pm

Dark Room Showcase: Daniel Shar: Lame and Fortune, Living Impaired and The Flat Earth, Hosted by Anita Drieseberg (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

SF Sketchfest is proud to present some of the best up and coming sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and the world! $15 All Ages


Saturday January 24, 2015 10:30pm - 11:45pm
Dark Room 2263 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:30pm

Invite Them Up with Eugene Mirman & Bobby Tisdale and guests Derrick Brown, Ron Funches, Pete Holmes and music by John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats
Invite Them Up was a long-running and super fun comedy show that took place at Rififi in Manhattan. It has since been resurrected for SF Sketchfest and the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival. Eugene Mirman and Bobby Tisdale welcome their comedy friends for a night of great stand-up. $30 18+ (unless accompanied by parent or guardian)

Due to a personal matter, Andy Kindler will no longer be appearing. 

Performers
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Bobby Tisdale

Bobby Tisdale plays Zeke on "Bob's Burgers," hosts Ward of Merkin in Brooklyn, and was a writer on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon." He has been hosting Invite Them Up with Eugene Mirman for many years. Party.
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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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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 own major of Comedy — doing a one-hour standup act as his thesis (for which he was made fun of, don’t worry). | | Currently, he plays comedian/mobster... Read More →
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John Darnielle

John Darnielle is the lead singer from the Mountain Goats and the author of the National Book Award-nominated "Wolf in White Van." He will probably never fulfill his dream of becoming a prizefighter.
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Pete Holmes

Pete Holmes wrote this bio himself. Pete was the host of the Conan O'Brien companion talk show "The Pete Holmes Show," has multiple Comedy Central specials and albums, has written for several television shows and has had his cartoons published in the New Yorker. His favorite food is lettuce and one of his comedy heroes is Ray Romano.
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Ron Funches

Ron Funches is a very funny stand up comedian with a unique delivery and lovable demeanor. You just want to hug and squeeze him like a big stuffed bear. | | His easy going, inventive style sounds the way fresh chocolate chip cookies taste. Ron performs stand up all over the United States impressing audiences everywhere. | | Ron’s television appearances include recurring roles on Comedy Central’s "Kroll Show" and Disney’s... Read More →



Saturday January 24, 2015 10:30pm - 11:45pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

10:30pm

James Adomian & Friends with Janine Brito, Sean Donnelly and Phoebe Robinson, hosted by Faith Choyce
Extraordinarily gifted impressionist, actor and standup James Adomian brings his talent to the SF Sketchfest stage in this special night of comedy. Joining james are Janine Brito ("Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell"), Sean Donnelly ("Adam Devine's House Party") and Phoebe Robinson ("Blaria"). Hosted by Faith Choyce.  $20 21+

Performers
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Faith Choyce

Faith Choyce is here and queer, brutally honest, and always sincere. She’s the perpetual class clown and smartass with no filter, all grown up. | | Often described as smart and quirky, the Los Angeles-born comedian has been named one of “America’s Funniest Lesbians” by Curve Magazine and was invited to compete in the 2014 San Francisco International Comedy Competition. | | She’s shared the stage with the... Read More →
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James Adomian

James Adomian is a prolific performer/writer/standup who is a staple in the comedy scene in LA and NY, as well as across the country, having made his rounds in sketches on late night shows like "Conan" and "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson." He’ll soon be seen in David Cross’ feature directorial debut "Hits" (which will have its premiere at Sundance), starring opposite David Cross, Michael Cera, Amy Sedaris, and Julia Stiles... Read More →
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Janine Brito

Janine Brito started doing standup comedy in St. Louis and has performed at clubs and theaters throughout the US and Hong Kong. She is the winner of the 2009 SF Women's Comedy Competition, and recipient of Rooftop Comedy's 2010 Silver Nail Award. Praised by 7x7 Magazine as "one of SF's more daring voices" and one of "the 7 funniest people in town," she was named the 2011 “Best Comedian with a Message” by the East Bay Express... 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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Sean Donnelly

When he’s not catching a nap with his bulldog, Rickles, Sean can be 
found headlining clubs all over New York, including Caroline's, Gotham, Stand Up NY, and The Stand. He has appeared on MTV’s "World of Jenks" and "The Late Show with David Letterman." Sean was a Comic Stand-Off finalist at the 2010 Magners 
Comedy Festival, performed at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in
 2011 and 2012, was a semi-finalist in the 2012 Boston... Read More →



Saturday January 24, 2015 10:30pm - 11:45pm
Verdi Club 2424 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
 
Sunday, January 25
 

10:00am

Sketch Writing Workshop with The State's Kevin Allison (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

Kevin Allison from The State and RISK! leads a sketch writing workshop! This class is open to both experienced sketch comedians and new writers. Students will learn about adding dimension to the comic premise, developing beats of action, fleshing out comic characters and playing with end twists. In this workshop, Kevin encourages a supportive and collaborative dynamic between students to help make each other's material fresher and funnier, beat by beat. $75 All Ages

Performers
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Kevin Allison

Kevin Allison is the creator of the live storytelling podcast RISK! (www.risk-show.com ), and a member of the legendary comedy troupe The State, known for their series on MTV. He has appeared in "Reno 911!," VH1′s "Best Week Ever," Comedy Central’s "Viva Variety" and "Stella," and HBO’s "Flight of the Conchords." Kevin has written for The Village Voice, The New York Press, Film Journal and more. He has taught sketch comedy and... Read More →



Sunday January 25, 2015 10:00am - 1:00pm
Hotel Kabuki 1131 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

1:00pm

CANCELED - SF Sketchfest Tribute to Marc Maron
Limited Capacity full

Due to a change in Marc Maron’s shooting schedule, he will no longer be appearing.



Sunday January 25, 2015 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

1:00pm

An Afternoon with Animaniacs with Jess Harnell, Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille and Randy Rogel
It's time for Animaniacs! Join the amazing voice actors and stars of the hit animated Warner Bros cartoon show -- Rob Paulsen (Yakko), Jess Harnell (Wakko) and Tress MacNeille (Dot), and songwriter Randy Rogel for an afternoon of songs and stories that you won't soon forget! Come sing-along with Yakko's World, Wakko's 50 State Capitols and a bevy of other beloved tunes! Co-presented by Cartoon Art Museum $30-$40 ($40 ticket includes Meet & Greet) All Ages

Performers
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Jess Harnell

Named by Variety magazine as one of the top ten voice actors in the business, the Emmy-nominated Jess Harnell is truly one of the best and busiest. Jess has appeared on practically every animated series on TV and has had dozens of starring roles,, including “Captain Hero” on “Drawn Together”, Chilly and The Wicked King on “Doc McStuffins”, “Cedric” on “Sofia The First” and of course... Read More →
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Randy Rogel

Randy has won three Emmy Awards (nominated for ten), a Peabody Award, two Annie Awards, three Leo Awards, and the Ovation Award. He recently co-wrote the hit song "Poisonous Love" for Kristen Chenoweth with John Powell for the major motion picture "Rio 2." He was show-runner for the animated series "1001 Nights" and won Leo awards for Writing and Best Animated Series. At Disney, Randy wrote songs and scripts for the animated movies "Peter Pan... Read More →
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Rob Paulsen

One of the most acclaimed and in-demand voice actors out there, with over 2,000 animated half-hours to his credit and 1000 commercial spots, Rob Paulsen is familiar to many as the voice of Pinky from "Pinky and the Brain" (for which he won a Daytime Emmy in 1999 for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program, and back to back Annie awards in 1997 and 1998); Yakko and Dr. Scratch ‘n’ Sniff from "Animaniacs;" Arthur from "The Tick... Read More →
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Tress MacNeille

Tress is enjoying a long and varied career in the wonderful world of voiceover acting. She is best known for her performances as Dot in "Animaniacs" and Babs Bunny in "Tiny Toon Adventures,' as Daisy Duck, The Queen of Hearts, Chip (of 'n Dale), Merryweather (The Fairy Godmother) and many other iconic voices for Disney as well as Mom and other character voices for "Futurama." Wilma Flintstone, Rosie the Robot, "Rugrats," "The Land Before Time... Read More →



3:00pm

Storytelling Skills: Wow Your Crowd Workshop with Kevin Allison, founder of RISK! (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

Storytelling Skills: Wow Your Crowd
Kevin Allison, Founder of RISK! and The Story Studio

From the bar to the boardroom, a well-told tale makes the best impression. The Story Studio’s "Wow Your Crowd" workshop, taught by Kevin Allison, provides students with the tools to grab listener's attention, appeal to their emotions and maybe even inspire their action. Kevin creates a friendly, social environment in which you can rehearse your work and receive feedback. You'll learn how to include the 6 Senses to trigger emotional responses. You'll master the 5 Beats of classic story structure. And you'll learn how to drive a narrative arc toward a resonant end. Your audience will remember the ideas conveyed in your story long after you have gone. This workshop is an overview of some of the tools and principles taught by Kevin Allison in his 6-week storytelling class at The Story Studio in New York City.
$75 All Ages

Performers
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Kevin Allison

Kevin Allison is the creator of the live storytelling podcast RISK! (www.risk-show.com ), and a member of the legendary comedy troupe The State, known for their series on MTV. He has appeared in "Reno 911!," VH1′s "Best Week Ever," Comedy Central’s "Viva Variety" and "Stella," and HBO’s "Flight of the Conchords." Kevin has written for The Village Voice, The New York Press, Film Journal and more. He has taught sketch comedy and... Read More →



Sunday January 25, 2015 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Hotel Kabuki 1131 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

7:00pm

Storytelling Skills: Wow Your Crowd Workshop with Kevin Allison, founder of RISK!
Storytelling Skills: Wow Your Crowd
Kevin Allison, Founder of RISK! and The Story Studio

From the bar to the boardroom, a well-told tale makes the best impression. The Story Studio’s "Wow Your Crowd" workshop, taught by Kevin Allison, provides students with the tools to grab listener's attention, appeal to their emotions and maybe even inspire their action. Kevin creates a friendly, social environment in which you can rehearse your work and receive feedback. You'll learn how to include the 6 Senses to trigger emotional responses. You'll master the 5 Beats of classic story structure. And you'll learn how to drive a narrative arc toward a resonant end. Your audience will remember the ideas conveyed in your story long after you have gone. This workshop is an overview of some of the tools and principles taught by Kevin Allison in his 6-week storytelling class at The Story Studio in New York City.
$75 All Ages

Performers
avatar for Kevin Allison

Kevin Allison

Kevin Allison is the creator of the live storytelling podcast RISK! (www.risk-show.com ), and a member of the legendary comedy troupe The State, known for their series on MTV. He has appeared in "Reno 911!," VH1′s "Best Week Ever," Comedy Central’s "Viva Variety" and "Stella," and HBO’s "Flight of the Conchords." Kevin has written for The Village Voice, The New York Press, Film Journal and more. He has taught sketch comedy and... Read More →



Sunday January 25, 2015 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Hotel Kabuki 1131 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

8:00pm

Porchlight, a Storytelling Series, with Beth Lisick & Arline Klatte and guests Derrick Brown, Ophira Eisenberg, Shelley McClendon, Frank Portman and Phoebe Robinson
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

8:00pm

An Evening with Emo Philips, hosted by Matt Morales
Described by Jay Leno as "the best joke writer in America," and considered by many, including "Weird Al" Yankovic, as one of the funniest people on the planet, Emo Philips comes to SF Sketchfest for the first time ever! Don't miss this night of stand-up from one of the best in the business! $25 All Ages

Performers
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Emo Philips

Described by Jay Leno as "the best joke writer in America," and considered by many, including "Weird Al" Yankovic, as one of the funniest people on the planet, Emo Philips has performed over 6000 times throughout the English-speaking world (including a multi-week run at the Playhouse Theater in London's West End). Since starting out, at the age of twenty, in Chicago in 1976, Emo has had award-winning comedy albums, several cable specials... Read More →
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Matt Morales

Matt Morales has been a staple of the Bay Area Stand-Up Comedy Scene since 2002. He is a regular performer at the San Francisco Punch Line, Cobb’s Comedy Club and has appeared at SF Sketchfest, Portland’s Bridgetown Comedy Festival and Scotland’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In 2013 he made his national television debut on "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson."



Sunday January 25, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

SF Sketchfest & Noise Pop Tribute to Scharpling & Wurster: Tom Scharpling & Jon Wurster in conversation with Jon Daly, with musical guests John Darnielle and Bob Mould
SF Sketchfest and Noise Pop team up for their very first joint tribute to celebrate renowned comedy duo Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster, who will sit down for a conversation and be serenaded by musical friends (and Scharpling & Wurster fans) John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats and rock icon Bob Mould from the Bob Mould Band, Husker Du and Sugar. Tom Scharpling, the once and future host of The Best Show, was ranked #31 on Rolling Stone's list of the 50 funniest people and is also known as a television writer and music-video director. Jon Wurster is the drummer for indie rock pioneers Superchunk and has also lent his percussive talents to Bob Mould, The Mountain Goats, Ben Gibbard, R.E.M. and more. He has written for Adult Swim's "Squidbillies" and is the voice of all of the characters on the popular Scharpling & Wurster CDs. $35 All Ages

Due to a personal matter, Andy Kindler will no longer be appearing. Jon Daly will moderate.

Performers
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Bob Mould

Well into his fourth decade as a singer-songwriter, Mould is as relevant, ferocious, and poignant as he has ever been on the compact epic that is "Beauty & Ruin." Instead of sitting idle and going quiet, Bob chooses to confront head-on and plow through the psychic turbulence that comes with this stage of life. Much of "Beauty & Ruin" deals with the passing of Mould’s father in October 2012, Bob’s struggle to come to terms with... Read More →
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John Darnielle

John Darnielle is the lead singer from the Mountain Goats and the author of the National Book Award-nominated "Wolf in White Van." He will probably never fulfill his dream of becoming a prizefighter.
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Jon Daly

Jon Daly is an actor and comedian living in L.A. He starred in Amazon's "Betas," Comedy Central's "Kroll Show" where he plays multiple characters and serves as writer and Co-Executive Producer. He is featured in Ben Stiller's latest film "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," and is also Bill Cosby Bukowski, Sappity Tappity, Barry R, Mall McCartney and many other ridiculous characters. Jon also appears in the Martin Lawrence/Raven Symone Father... Read More →
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Jon Wurster

Jon Wurster is the other half of the renowned comedy duo Scharpling & Wurster, who have been, ah, forget it. Jon has been the drummer for indie rock pioneers Superchunk since 1991. He has also lent his percussive talents to such influential artists as Bob Mould, The Mountain Goats, Robert Pollard, R.E.M., Aimee Mann, Ben Gibbard and more. Jon has written for the Adult Swim shows “Squidbillies” and “Your Pretty Face Is... Read More →
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Theme Weavers LLC

Theme Weavers LLC are a San Francisco based band featuring current/former members of Hank IV, Icky Boyfriends, and The Roofies. The band's theme song for "The Best Show on WFMU" was played on-air each week from 2006-2013 and they just contributed new theme music for the recently launched, "The Best Show with Tom Scharpling". 
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Tom Scharpling

Tom Scharpling is one half of the renowned comedy duo Scharpling & Wurster. S&W ranked #31 on ROLLING STONE’S list of the Fifty Funniest People. Tom writes for television and is currently developing a show for Amazon, which is not actually television but is kind of like television. He has also been directing music videos – he was named Video Music Director of 2012 by SPIN his video for Aimee Mann’s “Labrador&rdquo... Read More →



 
Monday, January 26
 

8:00pm

NPR's Ask Me Another with Ophira Eisenberg and Jonathan Coulton and guests Brad Bird, Alex Borstein and Dan Savage
A mash-up of “Jeopardy” meets “Saturday Night Live,” Ask Me Another is NPR’s rambunctious hour of puzzles, word games and trivia that blends your local pub’s trivia night with comedy and music. Host Ophira Eisenberg and house musician Jonathan Coulton challenge in-studio contestants and listeners alike with games that stretch their noggins and tickle their funny bones. And each episode celebrity guests take a turn in the contestant's chair, facing games written especially for them. What you'll hear resembles the casual intimacy of game night at a friend's house: one where scores are forgotten in favor of hilarious gaffes, and the grand prize is a good time. Co-presented by Rooftop Comedy $35 All Ages

Performers
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Alex Borstein

An Emmy-Nominated actress and writer, Alex Borstein is a multi-hyphenate talent who is best known for voicing Lois Griffin on the FOX mega-hit "Familt Guy," playing the hilarious and unforgettable Ms. Swan on "MADtv" and most recently for her role as Dawn Forchette in the critically-acclaimed HBO live-action drama, "Getting On."  "Getting On" comes from the creators of "Big Love" and is based on the British hit (also named "Getting On... Read More →
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Brad Bird

Brad Bird is currently in post production on “Tomorrowland,” starring George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson, Raffey Cassidy and Thomas Robinson, for release by Walt Disney Pictures on May 22, 2015. Bird also co-wrote the screenplay with Damon Lindelof and Jeff Jensen.  Bird most recently directed the worldwide hit “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol,” the fourth installment of the Tom Cruise-starring... Read More →
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Dan Savage

Dan Savage is a writer, TV personality, and activist best known for his political and social commentary, as well as his honest approach to sex, love and relationships. Savage’s sex advice column, “Savage Love,” is syndicated in newspapers and websites throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. Savage is also the author of several books, including: "Savage Love;" "The Kid: What Happened When My Boyfriend and I Decided... 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 for an entire year, giving them all away for free. Even he thought he was crazy. But while a struggling music industry fell to pieces over file sharing and... 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 →



Monday January 26, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro St., San Francisco, CA 94114
 
Tuesday, January 27
 

7:30pm

'But I'm A Cheerleader:' The Peaches Christ Experience with Natasha Lyonne and Jamie Babbit
SF Sketchfest and Peaches Christ invite you to celebrate this iconic romantic satire the way it was meant to be seen: at the Castro Theatre, surrounded by fabulous drag queens! Jamie Babbit’s first feature film, about a young woman sent to reparative therapy camp for gay kids, premiered in 1999 and challenged oppressive authority in a silly, bracing, and ultimately hilarious way. In attendance will be the film's star, Natasha Lyonne, who also stars in the Netflix hit "Orange Is The New Black" as well as "All About Evil," a horror comedy written and directed by Peaches Christ; as well as the director of the film, Jamie Babbit! $25 All Ages

Performers
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Jamie Babbit

Since directing "But I'm a Cheerleader," Jamie Babbit has been very busy. Jamie recently directed "Fresno," starring Natasha Lyonne and Judy Greer. Other films she directed include: "The Itty Bitty Titty Committee" and "The Quiet." Jamie also directs for television, her recent work includes: "Girls," "Looking," "Married," "Brooklyn 99" and "United States of Tara." 
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Natasha Lyonne

Successful on stage and screen, Emmy Nominee Natasha Lyonne continues to display her creative versatility and talent after more than two decades in the industry. | | Working non-stop in 2014, Natasha has completed several films, as well as more currently in production, including: "Sleeping With Other People," opposite Amanda Peet, Jason Sudeikis and Adam Scott, Kevin Smith’s "Yoga Hosers," alongside Johnny Depp, "#Horror" with Chloe... Read More →
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Peaches Christ

Peaches Christ is the alter-ego of writer / director Joshua Grannell. Ms. Chris played host to a summer series of classic and contemporary cult cinema called Midnight Mass which ran for 12 years at Landmark’s Bridge Theatre and became the most successful midnight movie series in the nation, with much of the notoriety coming from Joshua’s infamous pre-show extravaganzas. From the films of Doris Wishman and Jack Hill, to the new... Read More →



Tuesday January 27, 2015 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro St., San Francisco, CA 94114

8:00pm

Killing My Lobster with Dale Radio, Hosted by Jon Allen
Killing My Lobster, founded in 1997, has long had its roots in true sketch comedy meaning every joke you see on stage is deliberate and thoroughly rehearsed. KML kicked off 2014 with the introduction of a new development process that highlights their unique brand of smart, fast and fearless comedy.

Opening for KML is Dale Radio, the most successful basement talk show hosted by a fictitious person in New York. Hailed as a “warped Johnny Carson” and “brilliant” "reminiscent of Alan Partridge" with a “voice like a shoulder squeeze,” Dale has been delighting crowds with his never-give-up-pursuit of modest stardom for more than a decade. Dale is the alter-ego of Lobster alum James Bewley. The evening is hosted by Bay Area favorite Jon Allen. $20 All Ages

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Dale Radio

The most successful basement talk show hosted by a fictitious person in New York, Dale Radio welcomes rising cultural figures, comedians, and artists to sit down, have a drink and talk about the creative process. Hailed as a “warped Johnny Carson” and “brilliant” "reminiscent of Alan Partridge" with a “voice like a shoulder squeeze,” Dale has been delighting crowds with his never-give-up-pursuit of modest... Read More →
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Jon Allen

Jon Allen is a physicist turned stand-up comedian who co-produces the successful comedy show Cheaper Than Therapy. Allen has performed at the Punch Line in San Francisco, Cap City Comedy Club in Austin, Texas, Comedy Zone in Charlotte, North Carolina, and regularly performs in venues throughout the New York City area including Caroline’s and The Stand. Allen's work has appeared in Wired Magazine, Tech Crunch, Savage Henry, and The Rachel... Read More →
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Killing My Lobster

Founded in 1997, Killing My Lobster has long been San Francisco’s premiere sketch comedy troupe, winning multiple Best of Fringe and Best of the Bay awards. With its roots firmly planted in true sketch comedy KML ensures that every joke you see on stage is deliberate and thoroughly rehearsed. KML kicked off 2014 with the introduction of new Co-Creative Directors Millie DeBenedet and Allison Page, who directed the highly acclaimed shows Goes... Read More →



Tuesday January 27, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
 
Wednesday, January 28
 

8:00pm

BriTANick with Charles, Hosted by Eloisa Bravo (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

Two amazing groups return to SF Sketchfest for a night of incredible sketch comedy!  $25 All Ages

Performers
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BriTANick

BriTANick consists of Nick Kocher and Brian McElhaney. They were named Variety's 10 Comedians to Watch in 2013 and recently wrote, produced, and starred in a ½ hour pilot for Comedy Central. They are currently writing a feature film for Lionsgate, which they will direct and star in. They can be seen in Joss Whedon’s "Much Ado About Nothing." www.BriTANicK.com
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Charles

A cerebral and imaginative duo from Los Angeles, 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, including the San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, and Toronto Sketchfests; the Los Angeles Comedy Festival; New Orleans' Hell Yes Fest; the UCB Theatre in Los Angeles; The Groundlings... Read More →
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Eloisa Bravo

Eloisa Bravo is an enigmatic and highly personal comedienne. She started her comedy career soon after she discovered she couldn’t have children and a subsequent divorce. She holds nothing back and derives much of her material from anger, exploding with energy on stage. You’ll notice her immediately for her Venezuelan accent and highly expressive performance; yet it’s the nature and intensity of her material that will stick... Read More →



Wednesday January 28, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

The Tabernacle with Matt Lieb, Steve Post, Torio Van Grol and guest Joe Klocek (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

The Tabernacle is a weekly stand-up comedy showcase that takes place every Wednesday at the beloved Dark Room Theater - located in the heart of San Francisco's Mission district. The show features the best local talent in the bay area and headliners from all around the country -- past guest include Janine Brito (FX), Thai Rivera (NUVO TV), Dan St. Germain (VH1) and Brad Williams (Comedy Central). This show stands out from every other show in the bay area because it features comedians doing longer sets and never has more than 5 comedians perform at one show. The Tabernacle is produced/hosted by three hilarious white, cis-gendered male gentrifiers: Torio Van Grol, Steve Post, and Matt Lieb. $10 All Ages

Performers
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Joe Klocek

Joe is a square peg in a round hole sort of guy. Raised a midwesterner, so he has manners, but living in San Francisco for 20 years, so he thinks he's better than you. 
Joe does two things great- tells stories and talks to the crowd. | | Joe has just returned from a two month "comic in residency" at the first comedy club in Shanghai, China where he recorded an album exclusively for the expat community living and laughing there. | | Joe... Read More →
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Matt Lieb

Matt Lieb is a comedian, writer, actor and street musician/Bone Thugs-N-Harmony cover band. He was named “one of my all-time favorite Bay Area performers” by the award-winning SF blog Courting Comedy and described as “extremely talented, charmingly dark and genuinely pleasant.” He won 2nd place at the 2004 KZSC Comedy Competition, but the guy who won 1st place no longer does comedy so Matt basically won 1st place. He... Read More →
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Steve Post

Steve Post is a stand-up comic from Somerville, Massachusetts. Based in San Francisco, he performs all over the city. Considered to be one of the best up-and-coming comics by himself and close friends, you're going to want to keep an eye on him! He's had conversations Bill Burr, Bob Saget, and the actor who played Sean on "Boy Meets World" but worked with none of them. Clubs performed at include The Punchline, Cobb’s Comedy Club... Read More →
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Torio Van Grol

Torio Van Grol was first discovered by a gentleman naturalist in 1676, causing an uproar among the clergy, who claimed that he was placed on Earth by God as a test of faith. After much careful study, Torio has been widely accepted as real, though some controversy lingers. Many people believe that early humans coexisted peacefully with him, even caring for him and riding on his back as a form of transportation. But Torio is not strong enough to... Read More →



Wednesday January 28, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Dark Room 2263 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
 
Thursday, January 29
 

6:00pm

SF Sketchfest Comedy NightLife: What's So Funny About Love, Sex and Science?
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+

Performers
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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 →
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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 →



7:30pm

#Hellafunny: Comedians with Criminal Records with Stroy Moyd and guests
#HellaFunny: Comedians with Criminal Records is a unique comedy showcase of comedians who've had trouble with the law in the past. This may be the only show in America where if you don't laugh, you might get stabbed (just kidding!). After performing their comedy act, each comedian stays on stage to do a quick one on one interview with the host about crimes they've served time for and how stand up comedy re-habilitated them. Comedy is truly the best therapy. Crimes from comedians on this showcase include possession, vandalism, trafficking and more! Comedians with Criminal Records is not a show to be missed! 

Hosted by Stroy Moyd (Vandalism)

1.) Ngaio Bealum (Possession)
2.) Leslie Small (Possession)
3.) Steve Poggi (Drunk in Public)
4.) Michael D'bey (Battery)
5.) Feel Woods (D.U.I.)
$15 All Ages

Performers
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Ngaio Bealum

Ngaio Bealum is one of the funniest comedians on the road today. His great storytelling ability, razor sharp wit and engaging stage presence has earned a 5 star rating on Ticketmaster.com. He has appeared on ABC, MTV, BET, Comedy Central, Comics Unleashed, and Laughs on Fox. He has opened for Dave Chappelle and Weird Al (but not at the same time), and is also a regular guest on The Doug Benson Podcasts. Ngaio loves to travel, and has headlined... Read More →
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Stroy Moyd

Stroy Moyd is a 27 year old comedian from Oakland, CA. He’s opened for the likes of Dave Chappelle, Tracy Morgan, the Wayans Brothers, Hannibal Burress and more. He is a 3 time winner of the Fresh Faces Comedy Competition at the LaughFactory in Hollywood, CA and can be seen at the SF SketchFest in 2013 and numerous comedy festivals around the country. Stroy runs an independent comedy production company called #HellaFunny where he and fellow... Read More →



Thursday January 29, 2015 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Stage Werx 446 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

7:30pm

'3 Still Standing' SF Premiere Screening & Performance with Will Durst, Johnny Steele and Larry 'Bubbles' Brown

The funny and enchanting story of stand-up comedians Will Durst, Larry “Bubbles” Brown and Johnny Steele. They were all rising young stars in San Francisco in the 80s. They dreamed of being rich and famous - but life had other ideas. What they got was even more rewarding. Also featuring Dana Carvey, Debi Durst, Paula Poundstone, Rob Schneider, Bobby Slayton and Robin Williams. Join Will Durst, Johnny Steele and Larry "Bubbles" Brown for the San Francisco Premiere followed by live performances. Co-presented by San Francisco Film Society $25 All Ages


Performers
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Johnny Steele

Johnny began performing comedy in 1984 after quitting graduate school in a move his parents named: Operation $40K Down The Drain. But Johnny quickly got the hang of the craft and was soon performing – and drinking for free! – at the nation’s top clubs. | | During the next decade Johnny went on to perform at comedy festivals, win comedy competitions, log over 20 national TV appearances, and did we mention drink for free? | In... Read More →
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Larry "Bubbles" Brown

Larry Bubbles Brown is a San Francisco based comedian. | | In the first grade he was watching clouds go by at recess and realized we were all going to die. This made him so depressed he just laid under the swings until the teachers came out and brought him back to class. He was sent home with a note. | | Growing up in Ohio, he moved to California in his early 20's, seeking high rents and traffic. | After a series of Kafkaesque payroll jobs... Read More →
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Will Durst

The New York Times has called Will Durst, "quite possibly the best political comedian working in the country today." He writes a nationally syndicated humor column and is a frequent contributor on CNN, MSNBC & Fox News. Although receiving 5 Emmy nominations and 7 consecutive nominations for the American Comedy Awards Stand Up of the Year, he's never won anything. Not even a toaster. His first book, “The All American Sport of... Read More →



8:00pm

The First (and Probably Last) Annual SF Sketchfest Feline Film & Video Festival for Humans
Like a surly outdoor cat sneaking back on the porch during the chill of winter, San Francisco’s staggeringly successful traveling film festival returns home with more meow-velous audio-visual catnip for discerning feline fanatics! Your hosts Mike Keegan and Jay Wertzler will hip you to the coolest cat trends of the new year (and beyond)!

Plus, YOUR VIDEOS right up there on the screen! (Submit here!) Special guest judges will determine the winner of the prestigious Pooper Scooper d'or. You could say it’s a regular “fancy feast” of cat-based content. We didn’t say that, but you could! $15 All Ages

Performers
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George Chen

George Chen was a musician, writer, and event organizer before finding a place in standup comedy. The past few years have seen him establishing the beloved weekly showcase Cynic Cave at Lost Weekend Video in San Francisco. The anachronistic video store is also home to the monthly multimedia comedy show Talkies. | | In addition to these regular appearances, throughout 2013 George performed at Holy Fuck, SF Sketchfest, Savage Henry Independent... Read More →
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Jay Wertzler

Jay was raised in a feline-friendly household in Northern California before leaving home to study film and digital media. He attended his first film festival in 2002, and has organized dozens of festivals in the Bay Area since 2008, including this very one you're reading about. He lives in Portland with Cougar, the softest cat ever.
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Mike Keegan

Mike Keegan is the handsome gentleman responsible for co-producing the most successful touring film festival to ever come out of the Bay Area, the First Annual San Francisco Intergalactic Feline Film + Video Festival for Humans.  In 2014 alone, the First Annual staged fifteen First Annuals across the United States of America. "It's not for fun, it's not a hobby, it's something that we are called upon to do by a public desperate and howling... Read More →
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Nicole Calasich

Nicole Calasich is a prince. | | She loves how people believe anything in writing and is pleased/relieved to inform you Ryan Gosling has stopped calling and is finally moving on. | | A comedian and writer based out of San Francisco, she performs stand-up and sketch comedy primarily at the SF Punchline, Lost Weekend, the San Jose Improv, Rooster T. Feather’s, Cobb’s, and festivals like SF Sketchfest and the Shits & Giggles... Read More →
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Tom Henry

Tom Henry is a comedian and writer from Toronto. He performs regularly as part of the acclaimed collective Laugh Sabbath, and has appeared at festivals such as NXNE, San Francisco Sketchfest, Bridgetown (Portland) and Just For Laughs. He's opened for comics such as Nikki Glaser, Mike Lawrence, Johnny Pemberton and Ian Karmel, and has been a regular on Andy Kindler's alternative show at the JFL42 festival. He co-wrote and starred in the comedy... Read More →



Thursday January 29, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

Dark Room Showcase: Charles, Hot Thespian Action and Steve Seabrook: Better Than You, Hosted by Jen Seaman (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

SF Sketchfest is proud to present some of the best up and coming sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and the world! $15 All Ages

Performers
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Charles

A cerebral and imaginative duo from Los Angeles, 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, including the San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, and Toronto Sketchfests; the Los Angeles Comedy Festival; New Orleans' Hell Yes Fest; the UCB Theatre in Los Angeles; The Groundlings... Read More →
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Hot Thespian Action

Winnipeg bred sketch comedy troupe, Hot Thespian Action, has been captivating audiences with their razor sharp witty writing and physically dynamic performances since 2006 and has been picking up steam ever since. With accomplishments ranging from three Comedy Awards nominations for "Best Sketch Comedy Troupe in Canada," to appearing yearly in televised performances on the CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival, to 5 star reviews and sold out shows... Read More →
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Jen Seaman

Jen Seaman has been bringing to the stage an imaginatively whimsical and sometimes dark (well, let’s be honest, most of the time dark) style of humor. Her bizarre upbringing, tales of a baby-obsessed mother and an unwavering desire to stay independent all play a part in making this sweet 5’1’’ spitfire one of the most unique stand-up comedians around! | | She’s been a judge’s favorite on Season 6 of... Read More →
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Steve Seabrook: Better Than You

Steve Seabrook: Better Than You | | Comedian Kurt Bodden assumes the role of self-help guru "Steve Seabrook," who takes the audience to a safe, nurturing place where they can examine why they're vaguely disappointing. Think of it as the "Spinal Tap" of self-help. It's been called "comically subversive" (Huffington Post), "very funny" (SF Chronicle), and "pitch-perfect" (SF Examiner). Kurt is a graduate of The Groundlings, toured as a standup... Read More →



Thursday January 29, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Dark Room 2263 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

8:00pm

Keith Lowell Jensen Presents Session: A Jazz and Comedy Jam with Ngaio Bealum, Kaseem Bentley, Johnny Taylor and more
Celebrating Jazz and comedy's long and storied history, Session features four stand up comedians improvising along with a live jazz band. Featuring Keith Lowell Jensen, Ngaio Bealum, Kaseem Bentley, Johnny Taylor and more. $16 18+ (unless accompanied by parent or guardian)

Performers
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Johnny Taylor

Sardonic and personal, Johnny Taylor elevates the art of self-deprecating storytelling with his debut album, Tangled Up in Plaid on Stand Up! Records. | | Taylor gained the attention of the comedy world sharing stages with Robin Williams, Doug Stanhope, and Dave Attell. Taylor is currently co-headlining Godless, a comedy tour with Stand Up! Records label mate Keith Lowell Jensen. | | Lovably sarcastic and hilariously introspective, Taylor... Read More →
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Kaseem Bentley

Named SF Weekly Best of Award Winner for "Racial Humor You Don't Feel Guilty Laughing At" and one of the Bay Area's “Top 5 Comedians to Watch” by the San Jose Mercury News and Kaseem Bentley is an African American insult comic from San Francisco. Growing up with his 'hardcore class clown' father and mom that was like a tough Claire Huxtable Kaseem developed his no-holds-barred comedic style that made friends and co-workers always... Read More →
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Keith Lowell Jensen

Hi. I'm Keith Lowell Jensen. I perform stand up comedy because I have an overwhelming compulsion to share and have found that this is more palatable if I am funny, and because I have not been good at other things I have tried. I hope to also be compassionate, gentle, and kind while doing my part to fight the pigs. | | I have four comedy specials out; To The Moon, Cats Made of Rabbits, Elf Orgy, and Atheist Christmas. I love you.
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Ngaio Bealum

Ngaio Bealum is one of the funniest comedians on the road today. His great storytelling ability, razor sharp wit and engaging stage presence has earned a 5 star rating on Ticketmaster.com. He has appeared on ABC, MTV, BET, Comedy Central, Comics Unleashed, and Laughs on Fox. He has opened for Dave Chappelle and Weird Al (but not at the same time), and is also a regular guest on The Doug Benson Podcasts. Ngaio loves to travel, and has headlined... Read More →



Thursday January 29, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

Justin Willman with Marcus Monroe, hosted by Kelly Anneken
SF Sketchfest combines an evening of comedy and magic with Justin Willman, whom the Los Angeles Times credits with "making magic cool again for grown-ups," and Marcus Monroe, recipient of the prestigious Andy Kaufman award. Prepare for a show that Time Out proclaims must be "seen to be disbelieved!" Co-presented by Rooftop Comedy $25 18+ (unless accompanied by parent or guardian)

Performers
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Justin Willman

Justin Willman is an American magician, comedian, and TV personality. | | He’s a frequent guest on "The Tonight Show," "Ellen," and "Chelsea Lately" and he hosts the hit shows "Cupcake Wars" on the Food Network and "Win, Lose or Draw" on the Disney Channel. | | The Los Angeles Times calls him, “a new breed of magician who’s making magic cool again for grown-ups.” Time Out says his live show "has to be seen to be... Read More →
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Kelly Anneken

Kelly Anneken is what happens when Kim Kardashian looks like Bette Midler and tweets like Roseanne. | | This Oakland-based funny person and all-around swell gal performs standup comedy at clubs and dive bars, including the SF Punch Line, Cobb’s, Crackers, and Go Bananas. Kelly has appeared at Iowa’s Green Gravel Comedy Festival and Boston’s Women in Comedy Festival. She has shared a stage with Jim Gaffigan and Anthony... Read More →
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Marcus Monroe

Marcus Monroe is an award winning comedian, juggler, and actor. Marcus is the recipient of the prestigious Andy Kaufman Award and has recently appeared on "The Late Show with David Letterman." He has performed at Bonnaroo, Outside Lands along side with Neil Patrick Harris, Hot Tub with Kurt and Kristen, The Chris Gethard Show, and has never been on "America’s Got Talent." In 2014, Marcus starred in the Off-Broadway award winning "La... Read More →



Thursday January 29, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

8:00pm

The Mission Position with Kate Willett, Matt Lieb, Trevor Hill, Jessica Sele and guests Gabe Dinger, Brian Frange, Barbara Holm and Clare O'Kane (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

The Mission Position is a popular independent comedy showcase, hosted by four of San Francisco’s most regarded comedians – Matt Lieb, Kate Willett, Trevor Hill and Jessica Sele. Every Thursday, audiences fill Lost Weekend Video’s famous CineCave comedy vault, for a lineup of special guests that include the Bay’s best comics alongside nationally touring headliners from NBC, TBS, E! and Comedy Central. “The show’s nucleus is four of the most impressive comedians in San Francisco. In the wild, individually, they are who you put on last to close the show or put in the middle to save it. In their den, they’re taking risks, working out and getting weird.” –Courting Comedy $15 21+

Performers
avatar for Barbara Holm

Barbara Holm

Barbara Holm has performed at the San Francisco Sketchfest, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot Arts festival, and the Women in Comedy Festival in Boston. She has written for IGN, The Portland Mercury, and the Huffington Post. She has been awarded Time Out New York’s Joke of the Week and was named “one of the best things about comedy″ by the Comedy Bureau. Her comedy has been described as clever and idiosyncratic... Read More →
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Brian Frange

Brian was selected as a New Face at The 2014 Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. He has also performed in many other festivals throughout the country including: Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Limestone Comedy Festival and San Francisco Sketchfest. He has a conspiracy theory - comedy podcast called The Unbelievable Podcast, is one-half of the sketch comedy group Frange & Stern, is the creator of Fake Film Sequels, and recently debuted... Read More →
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Clare O'Kane

Clare O’Kane is an actress and comedian from San Jose, California. She has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and SF Sketchfest. She recently toured the great United States of America with some of her buds on the Shitty Kisses Comedy Tour. She has been described as “sarcastic” and “half-Asian”. When she’s not sneezing or whatever, Clare travels around the country to... Read More →
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Gabe Dinger

Portland native, Gabe Dinger, has been making audiences laugh for the last 10 years. His sharp wit, irreverent observations, and ability to improvise make Gabe’s shows varied and exciting. He has performed at several comedy festivals, including: Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot, and SF Sketchfest. As a member of the improv troupe Whiskey Tango, he has also performed in the LA Improv Festival, SF Sketchfest, and the Del Close Marathon... Read More →
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Jessica Sele

Jessica Sele is a deeply weird human being and stand-up comedian living in Oakland, CA. She frequently performs up and down the west coast and sometimes in Fargo. Jessica co-produces a popular weekly show in San Francisco called the Mission Position and can also be seen at the San Francisco Punchline, or at other regular comedy shows in the bay area. She has also performed in venues such as The Great American Music Hall and The Chapel. Her... Read More →
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Kate Willett

San Francisco Magazine describes Kate Willett as a “comedian you should know about” so here’s the deetz: Kate’s a regular at the San Francisco Punchline, Cobb’s, The Improv, Rooster T Feather’s and basically every dive bar and theater in town. She’s proud to have been part of the past two SF Sketchfest Festivals and to have opened for some of her favorite comics including Margaret Cho, Anthony Jeselnik... Read More →
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Matt Lieb

Matt Lieb is a comedian, writer, actor and street musician/Bone Thugs-N-Harmony cover band. He was named “one of my all-time favorite Bay Area performers” by the award-winning SF blog Courting Comedy and described as “extremely talented, charmingly dark and genuinely pleasant.” He won 2nd place at the 2004 KZSC Comedy Competition, but the guy who won 1st place no longer does comedy so Matt basically won 1st place. He... Read More →
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Trevor Hill

Trevor Hill is a stand-up comedian who sleeps in San Francisco and is awake in a variety of locations. He is cocreator and host of the critically acclaimed, topic-based comedy show Hand to Mouth. He also produces two of San Francisco’s most popular stand-up showcases: Misery Index and The Mission Position. He has performed at SF Sketchfest, the Great American Comedy Festival, Sacramento Comedy Festival, Cape Fear Comedy Fest... Read More →



10:00pm

Dark Room Showcase: The Great Difficulties, Living Impaired and Thunderstood, Hosted by Joey Devine
SF Sketchfest is proud to present some of the best up and coming sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and the world! $15 All Ages

Due to a change in their schedule, Carlie & Doni will no longer be appearing. Living Impaired as been added. 

Performers
avatar for Colin Mahan

Colin Mahan

Colin Mahan fell into a timehole and was catapulted into the year 20XX, then transformed into post-apocalytic lazercop Brace Sunglasses and led the fuzzy Underbots in a revolt against Master Program Z. After retiring to civilian life, Sunglasses did voices for video games and web cartoons, and appeared in MTV, VH1, The Man Show, shelved comedy pilots, and other content filling the DirecTV mid-level bundle
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Joey Devine

Joey Devine is a stand up and writer from the San Francisco Bay Area, and you may recognize him from a McDonald’s commercial that airs on IFC during Portlandia reruns sometimes. If you’re Internet savvy you may have seen his writing on sites such as Yahoo, MSN, or Cheezburger.com. If you’ve ever been to the San Francisco Punch Line, Cobb’s Comedy Club, or his weekly show “Move Along Nothing To See Here: A Free Comedy... Read More →
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Living Impaired

Living Impaired began as a dream. A dream that actually turned out to be a tumor. An inoperable tumor that can only be kept at bay by audience laughter. So when you come to a Living Impaired comedy show, you are not only having an amazing time. You are also saving our lives. In return, we will give you everything we’ve got - props! costumes! weirdness! crowd interaction! high tech! and whatever our lil tumor comes up with! So come see the... Read More →
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Mike Spiegelman

Mike Spiegelman hosts and runs Oakland's Layover Comedy Night showcase, which is celebrating its fourth year anniversary. Yay, woo-hoo! Last year Mike performed at Sketchfest, San Francisco Comedy Day in Golden Gate Park, Litquake, a block party in the Inner Sunset District, directed a play, and played the dad in Dirty Dancing Live. Whoa, cool! He also hosts the live-streaming YouTube podcast, Hanging With My Tweeps. Learn more at... Read More →
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The Great Difficulties

Mike Spiegelman and Colin Mahan are The Great Difficulties, the new sketch unit from the creators of The Fresh Robots, The Bitter Show, The Problems, Two Hot Mics, and ennui. The Great Difficulties have a heck of a time performing their multimedia sketches about Settlers of Cataan, br0 culture, outer space and opium. Special appearances from Laundry Basket and an audience.
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Thunderstood

Thunderstood is multimedia one man sketch show that has been performed at comedy festivals across the country. Armed with a projector and a truly odd point of view AJ | Schraeder takes you through a stream of conscious presentation of how he sees reality and in the end you’ll be happy you aren’t as weird as him. Julie Lawless of rhum.org | described his show as “ridiculously hilarious”, and spinningplatters.com said... Read More →



Thursday January 29, 2015 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Dark Room 2263 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
 
Friday, January 30
 

7:00pm

Salute to Preston Sturges: 'The Miracle of Morgan's Creek' with guests Christopher Guest, Michael McKean & Harry Shearer, moderated by Noah Cowan (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

Preston Sturges (1898-1959) was an American playwright, screenwriter and filmmaker who was considered by many to be the father of the screwball comedy. He won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for "The Great McGinty" and went on to write and direct comedy classics including "Sullivan's Travels," "The Lady Eve," "The Palm Beach Story," "Hail the Conquering Hero," "Unfaithfully Yours," and the film that will be screened at this salute, the uproarious 1944 film "The Miracle of Morgan's Creek." One of the highlights of Sturges's work is his use of an unofficial ensemble 'stock company' of the greatest comedic character actors and actresses of the era. There is a parallel in the work of special guests Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer, who are key members of a modern 'company' of performers who have created amazing ensemble comedies starting with "This Is Spinal Tap" and leading up through "Best In Show," "Teddy Bears' Picnic," "Family Tree" and "A Mighty Wind." They'll present the film live in-person, moderated by Noah Cowan (executive director of the San Francisco Film Society). Co-presented by San Francisco Film Society  $25 All Ages

Performers
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Christopher Guest

Christopher Guest directed and starred in "Waiting For Guffman," "Best in Show," "A Mighty Wind" and "For Your Consideration," all of which he wrote with Eugene Levy. He also directed and starred in "This Is Spinal Tap," which he wrote with Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, and Rob Reiner. He received a Grammy Award for the soundtrack of "Best in Show" and an Emmy for "The Lily Tomlin Special." Most recently, he co-created and directed HBO’s... Read More →
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Harry Shearer

Actor…author…director…comedian…musician…philosopher…political satirist…record-company owner…and one of the best “voices” in the business (just ask "The Simpsons"), Harry Shearer is a comic personality and modern day renaissance man. | | For the past two decades he has enjoyed enormous success and planted the fruits of his talents in the heads of millions worldwide thanks to... Read More →
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Michael McKean

Recent New York theatre includes "The Band Wagon," "All The Way," "Gore Vidal’s The Best Man," "King Lear," "Our Town," "Superior Donuts," "The Homecoming," "The Pajama Game," "A Second Hand Memory," "Hairspray." | | Elsewhere: "All The Way," Cambridge MA; "Yes, Prime Minister," Randy Newman’s "Harps and Angels," Los Angeles; "On the Razzle," Williamstown; "Love Song," West End. | | Film: "This is Spinal Tap," "Clue," "Best in... Read More →



Friday January 30, 2015 7:00pm - 9:45pm
Roxie Theatre 3117 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

7:30pm

Harland Williams: A Night of Stand-Up and Sketches with Sean Tweedley, hosted by Rob Schultz
Harland Williams, star of "Dumb and Dumber," "Half Baked," "There's Something About Mary," "Superstar" and several other comedies, comes to the Brava Theater stage for a night of stand-up and sketches with his good buddy and fellow comedian Sean Tweedley. Hosted by Rob Schultz. Co-presented by Rooftop Comedy and San Francisco Comedy Day $25

Performers
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Harland Williams

Harland is known for his diverse career in the entertainment industry. From acting in his many TV and movie roles, his live stand up comedy routines, numerous stand up specials and his regular appearances on late night talk shows. | | Harland has also written and illustrated eight children’s books and several humor books as well. He is the voice behind many popular cartoon characters in both TV and film including ‘Monster’ on... Read More →
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Rob Schultz

In addition to his volunteer work in stand-up comedy, Rob Schultz is the writer of the podcast Better Radio and a video editor with credits in cable TV and feature films such as the terrific horror-comedy "The Selling." He lives in Los Angeles where he gets by on royalties from his best-selling novels, "Gone With The Wind" and "Paradise Lost." | | Rob is a submissions editor for the online comedy magazine TheHiggsWeldon.com, and keeps a... Read More →
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Sean Tweedley

Sean Tweedley headlines clubs and colleges across the US, Canada and the UK. Sean was Head Writer and “on air” side kick for Canada’s longest running late night talk show “Late Nights”. Sean went on to host his own show on the Comedy Network, "The Warm-Up Show." | | Sean has appeared in the Montreal Comedy Festival, The Boston Comedy Festival and The San Diego Comedy Festival as well as his own One Hour comedy... Read More →



Friday January 30, 2015 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:30pm

Maria Bamford with Erin Foley, hosted by Ron Chapman (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

SF Sketchfest welcomes back the brilliant and prolific Maria Bamford, winner of the 2014 American Comedy Award for Best Club Comic. In addition to her live standup and television specials, she can be seen or heard on shows ranging from "Louie" to "Kroll Show" to "The Legend of Korra." She can also be seen as both herself and her mother in the My Damn Channel web series Ask My Mom. Her latest CD, Ask Me About My New God! is available on Comedy Central Records.

Maria is joined by Erin Foley and host Ron Chapman. $25 All Ages

Performers
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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 →
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Maria Bamford

Maria started her performing arts career in Duluth, Minnesota at the age of 11 where she starred in the Chester Park Elementary production of How the West Was REALLY Won! A short number of decades later and look at her now! Rolling Stone named her one of their 50 Funniest People, and she’s the winner of the 2014 American Comedy Award for Best Club Comic! | | Maria recurred as Debris Bardeaux on Netflix’s "Arrested Development... Read More →
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Ron Chapman

Ron Chapman has been performing standup in the Bay Area for 2 years, and he's getting closer to decent all the time. His most prominent thoughts are centered on both his fear of living and the unavoidable fact of his own death. He is the voice of the radio drama The Swan Hotel, co-producer of the phenomenal Fun Times With Friends and Jury Duty shows, and author of the forthcoming book, "You don't have to hate Mayonnaise to be Black and other... Read More →



8:00pm

Sex Nerd Sandra with special guest Eliza Skinner
Curious about the naughty side of life? Come giggle with Sandra at the cuddly side of the sex pool! Exploring fascinating topics & perspectives on sex & love, join sexuality educator Sandra Daugherty & special guests for a loving laugh at the fundamentals of human nature.

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 “inspiring” with “contagious enthusiasm” and an “awesome nerd-like ability that [she’s] not afraid to show.” Her weekly podcast has run since 2011 under the Nerdist Industries banner with no end in sight. $20 All Ages (recommended for mature audiences)

Performers
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Eliza Skinner

Eliza Skinner is an LA based comedian who TimeOutNY described as “definitely one to watch.” She has recently worked as a staff writer at Funny or Die and as both a staff writer and correspondent on FX’s "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell." She also appeared on the new version VH1’s Best Week Ever. Eliza has performed all over the world, including SXSW, the NY Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe. She has appeared on... 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 →



Friday January 30, 2015 8:00pm - 9:15pm
Stage Werx 446 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

8:00pm

CANCELED: By The Way with Jeff Garlin in conversation with Pixar's Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich and Bob Peterson
Because of a change in schedule due to his recent Oscar nomination, Jeff Garlin will no longer be appearing at SF Sketchfest. Ticket holders for “By The Way” at Cobb’s on Friday, January 30 will be automatically refunded. We apologize for any inconvenience!


Friday January 30, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

8:00pm

Dark Room Showcase: DJ Faucet, Hot Thespian Action and The Roughhouse, Hosted by Gabe Dinger (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

SF Sketchfest is proud to present some of the best up and coming sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and the world! $15 All Ages

Due to a change in their schedule, Carlie & Doni will no longer be appearing. The Roughhouse has been added. 

Performers
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DJ Faucet

Absurd, energetic, and equally dark and joyful, iO West main stage sketch team DJ Faucet pulls from everything from clowning to 1960s sitcoms to pop culture to make bombastic, clever sketch comedy. Whether they’re sending a clown to the hospital bedside of a dead man, running through the theater on walkie-talkies to carry out a sniper mission, or have their dicks stuck in a Chinese finger trap, expect big, ridiculous sketches. Members... Read More →
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Gabe Dinger

Portland native, Gabe Dinger, has been making audiences laugh for the last 10 years. His sharp wit, irreverent observations, and ability to improvise make Gabe’s shows varied and exciting. He has performed at several comedy festivals, including: Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot, and SF Sketchfest. As a member of the improv troupe Whiskey Tango, he has also performed in the LA Improv Festival, SF Sketchfest, and the Del Close Marathon... Read More →
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Hot Thespian Action

Winnipeg bred sketch comedy troupe, Hot Thespian Action, has been captivating audiences with their razor sharp witty writing and physically dynamic performances since 2006 and has been picking up steam ever since. With accomplishments ranging from three Comedy Awards nominations for "Best Sketch Comedy Troupe in Canada," to appearing yearly in televised performances on the CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival, to 5 star reviews and sold out shows... Read More →
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The Roughhouse

The Roughhouse is a sketch comedy group based out of San Jose, California.Originating as a late-night offering at the ComedySportz Theatre in San Jose, The Roughhouse has brought its quick-witted, fast-paced, and sometimes absurd humor toBay Area audiences since 2012. In addition to writing and performing sketch comedy,the members of The Roughhouse perform improv on the house teams at ComedySportz San Jose and Made Up Theater in Fremont.



Friday January 30, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Dark Room 2263 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

8:00pm

The Smartest Man in the World Proopcast 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

Performers
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Greg Proops

“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.” | -Rolling Stone Magazine | | “Greg Proops’s bold, never-boring voice takes center stage in this live recording of his renowned podcast.” | -New York Times | | Greg Proops is a stand up comic from San Francisco. He lives in Hollywood. It’s not that bad. Really... Read More →



Friday January 30, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

8:00pm

Todd Glass / Ronna & Beverly with guest Laraine Newman
A great co-headline! Stand-up from Todd Glass and the hilarious podcast Ronna & Beverly!

Ronna Glickman & Beverly Ginsberg, the best-selling Co-Authors of You’ll Do A Little Better Next Time: A Guide to Marriage and Re-marriage for Jewish Singles, return to SF Sketchfest for their hit show about love & relationships. They travel the country and the world interviewing celebrities and educating audiences, all the while oversharing about their own families and lives.

Solidly ensconced in the 30-40 demographic, comedian Todd Glass may now be considered ineligible to be labeled a wunderkind-but he certainly was one, having launched his career in comedy at age 16. Since that precocious start, the Philadelphia native has developed into a polished performer with a bent for inventive material that often mocks the conventions of stand-up. His TV credits include Last Comic Standing, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Late Night with Conan O’Brien, his podcast The Todd Glass Show is currently on the Nerdist podcasting network, and he recently released a book of memoirs called The Todd Glass Situation: A Bunch of Lies about My Personal Life and a Bunch of True Stories about My 30-Year Career in Stand-Up Comedy. $20 21+

Performers
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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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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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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. A fact that none of her comedian friends will ever let her live down. | | At the age of 19 she appeared in the New Theatre For Now at the Mark Taper Forum and was... Read More →
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Ronna & Beverly

Ronna Glickman & Beverly Ginsberg, the best-selling Co-Authors of You’ll Do A Little Better Next Time: A Guide to Marriage and Re-marriage for Jewish Singles, return to SF Sketchfest for their hit show about love & relationships. They travel the country and the world interviewing celebrities and educating audiences, all the while oversharing about their own families and lives.
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Todd Glass

Todd Glass is a Los Angeles-based comedian who has appeared on numerous television series including "Last Comic Standing," "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "Louie," and many more. His podcast, The Todd Glass show, is available on the Nerdist network.



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

8:00pm

Cheaper Than Therapy with Sarah Thyre and Louis Peitzman and guests Matt Braunger, Drew Droege, Dave Hill, April Richardson and Stephnie Weir
"Cheaper than Therapy" is a monthly show in Los Angeles co-hosted by Louis Peitzman and Sarah Thyre. Each show we invite comedic writers and performers to share stories based on a theme "diagnosis" and afterwards, we ask them probing questions to get to the heart of their issues. It's always personal, sometimes a teeny bit heartbreaking, and mostly hilarious. You might just learn something, unless you're absolutely nuts. $25 All Ages

Performers
avatar for April Richardson

April Richardson

Hey! I’m April Richardson — I grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, and now reside in Los Angeles. I really, really enjoy performing stand-up comedy and have done so at places like Comedy Death-Ray, Portland’s Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Seattle’s Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival, and more fancy names that may (or may not?) impress you. (I also made Glenn Danzig laugh once — true story — so I’M LEGIT... Read More →
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Dave Hill

Dave Hill is a comedian, writer, musician, and actor living in New York City in an apartment he pays for with his own money. Dave has starred in his own television show "The King of Miami," which was cancelled. He has also appeared on HBO, Comedy Central, Cinemax, MTV, VH1, and some other channels. In 2007, Variety Magazine named Dave one of their “10 Comics to Watch,” something he won’t shut up about. Dave has written for the... 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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Louis Peitzman

Louis Peitzman is a senior editor at BuzzFeed News, where he covers film, TV, theater, and anything else that makes him smile. He has previously written for TV.com, the San Francisco Bay Guardian, Blackbook Magazine, and his own Twitter account. He regularly performs at storytelling shows across Los Angeles and wherever else they'll have him.
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Matt Braunger

Matt Braunger was raised in Portland, Oregon. An actor since childhood, Matt studied theatre in New York and improvisation in Chicago under such luminaries as Susan Messing and Del Close.Matt’s television credits include a recurring role on NBC’s "Up All Night," a series regular role on "MADtv," and various roles on "The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien," "The Late Show with David Letterman," "United States of Tara," "Pushing... Read More →
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Sarah Thyre

Sarah Thyre is an actress ("Strangers with Candy") and writer ("Dark at the Roots"). She co-hosts the "Crybabies" podcast with Susan Orlean on Wolfpop.com. In her spare time, she enjoys despair.
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Stephnie Weir

Stephnie Weir will soon appear as “Kristen” on the upcoming FX series "The Comedians" opposite Billy Crystal and Josh Gad. | | Born and raised in Odessa, Texas, Weir launched her career after moving to Chicago and performing on stage in the city with theater companies that include The Second City Main Stage, The Goodman Theatre and ImprovOlympic.  | | Often recognized for her wide range of colorful characters on the hit... Read More →



Friday January 30, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

Aparna Nancherla & Guy Branum: Diversity Quota: A Night of Comedy with an Indian Lady and a Gay Jew, hosted by Emmett Montgomery
Get ready for a great night of comedy with Guy Branum ("Chelsea Lately") and Aparna Nancherla ("Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell"), hosted by Emmett Montgomery! $20 All Ages

Due to a change in his schedule, Derek Sheen will no longer be appearing.  

Performers
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Aparna Nancherla

Aparna Nancherla has an intimidating name, but don't be scared! In fact, she's quite approachable onstage, from a heckler's perspective. She enjoys seeing the world through awkward contact lenses. Her maiden chuckle voyage took off in Washington D.C. (it's all about the Washingtons). | | Her credits include 2007 NBC Stand Up for Diversity Finalist and 2008 College Tour, "Last Comic Standing 6" (2008, NYC Regional Showcase), the... Read More →
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Emmett Montgomery

Born in Utah, based in Seattle, Emmett Montgomery is a storyteller, comedian and artist who first found the stand-up stage in 2004 and has been failing beautiful ever since. Emmett has been involved in a lot of things including critically acclaimed comedy collectives, post-apocalyptic variety shows, underground wrestling leagues and family friendly comedy nights in pizza restaurants. Mr. Montgomery has been featured the film “Seattle Komedy... Read More →
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Guy Branum

Guy Branum is a writer and comedian best known for serving as “Staff Homosexual” on “Chelsea Lately” and his performance as Natalie Portman’s sassy gay friend in “No Strings Attached.” Noticing a trend? He’s appeared on E!, MTV, G4, CurrentTV and lots of other channels you’d need to upgrade your cable to watch. He’s also a writer for the new season of “Punk’d” on MTV... Read More →



Friday January 30, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Doc's Lab 124 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

8:00pm

Hand to Mouth with Trevor Hill and guests Tom Henry, Jesse Hett, Ben Kolina, Brendan Lynch, Johan Miranda, Lydia Popovich and Dave Thomason (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

Hand to Mouth is a one-of-a-kind show that asks comedians to write and perform all new material on a specific social, cultural or political issue. One show, one topic. Comedian Trevor Hill assembles the brightest comics in San Francisco and beyond to find the funny in such topics as commercialism, technology, gender and conspiracy theories. Performers include up-and-comers alongside veteran comics from NBC, MTV, E! and Comedy Central. The show has appeared at SF Sketchfest and the Sacramento Comedy Festival, where it was named “Best of Fest”. Hand to Mouth uses a mixture of stand-up, debate, video and multimedia presentations in order to provide the audience with not only laughs, but a sense of edification.

“It would appear allowing comedians to stretch their creativity to encompass yet redefine a specific theme is as good for them as it was for us.” –San Francisco Guardian.

“A San Francisco comedy staple.” –Do415

“Trevor Hill hosts a bloody good night of thematic comedy.”
–SF Weekly
$15 21+

Performers
avatar for Ben Kolina

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 is a co-producer of a popular weekly comedy showcase at the Night Light in Oakland. As a Stand Up Comedian Ben has performed at Comedy Clubs, Colleges and Festivals up and down the west coast, and has performed with the likes of Mark Maron and Sheng Wang. Ben was recently... Read More →
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Brendan Lynch

Brendan Lynch has generated a huge buzz around his act—a mix of absurdist musings, wry observation, and spot-on off-the-cuff crowd work. He is regarded by fans and the press as a must-see comedian in the Bay Area and beyond. In 2013, Brendan was named one of the "Best San Francisco Comedians To Watch" by SF Weekly and in 2014 was named "Best Comedian In Silicon Valley" by Metro Silicon Valley. Brendan was also last year's runner-up in The... Read More →
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Dave Thomason

Dave Thomason is a stand-up comedian living in Los Angeles. He has appeared on “Adam Devine’s House Party” on Comedy Central, and was a finalist in the Comedy Central UP NEXT Competition. He performs at festivals across the country, including the SF Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival. Dave’s stand-up has also been featured on NPR’s “Snap Judgment”.
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Jesse Hett

Jesse Hett was born in a town called Newton, Kansas. After that, he learned to walk and talk and ride a bike and do a bunch of other stuff. He also moved to a lot of different places, and now lives in Oakland, California. His comedy has been described as “Really great” by a lot of people and “Not really that great” by fewer people. Jesse performs at clubs and colleges and warehouses and furniture stores and bars all over... Read More →
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Johan Miranda

Johan Miranda is a Peruvian American comedian that has established himself in the Bay Area comedy scene. San Francisco Magazine exemplified him as a comedian you should know you about. Johan has been featured at the 2014 SF Sketchfest, 2014 Bridgetown Comedy Festival, 2014 Small Town Comedy Festival, 2014 Savage Henry Magazine Comedy Festival, 2014 Sacramento Comedy Festival, 2014 10,000 Laughs Comedy Festival, & has appeared on PBS... Read More →
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Lydia Popovich

Lydia Popovich is a SF-based comedian. Her anecdotal humor and vivid storytelling make her a unique voice in a sea of dick jokes.  | | She’s a regular at Rooster T. Feathers, Punch Line SF, Punch Line Sacramento and Cobb's Comedy Club. Recently she performed 4 minutes of stand-up on "Creepy KOFY Movie Time" and taught Derek Waters how to take a Jell-O shot on Comedy Central's "Drunk History." | | She's opened for certified headliners... Read More →
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Tom Henry

Tom Henry is a comedian and writer from Toronto. He performs regularly as part of the acclaimed collective Laugh Sabbath, and has appeared at festivals such as NXNE, San Francisco Sketchfest, Bridgetown (Portland) and Just For Laughs. He's opened for comics such as Nikki Glaser, Mike Lawrence, Johnny Pemberton and Ian Karmel, and has been a regular on Andy Kindler's alternative show at the JFL42 festival. He co-wrote and starred in the comedy... Read More →
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Trevor Hill

Trevor Hill is a stand-up comedian who sleeps in San Francisco and is awake in a variety of locations. He is cocreator and host of the critically acclaimed, topic-based comedy show Hand to Mouth. He also produces two of San Francisco’s most popular stand-up showcases: Misery Index and The Mission Position. He has performed at SF Sketchfest, the Great American Comedy Festival, Sacramento Comedy Festival, Cape Fear Comedy Fest... Read More →



8:00pm

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Andy Haynes / Christina Pazsitzky, Hosted by Joe Nguyen
The SF Sketchfest Dozen: The Next Wave of Stand-Up Comedy Stars
SF Sketchfest presents a dozen hand-picked stand-up comedians on the rise—names you might not know now, but will be hearing a lot from soon. $20 18+ (unless accompanied by parent or guardian)

Performers
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Andy Haynes

Andy Haynes was raised on salmon and caffeine, in the shadows of Mt. Rainier in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest. He now lives in Los Angeles, where he is a comedian, though he looks like he should be skippering a sailing regatta. With performances on "Conan," "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," and the New Faces showcase at the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, Andy is becoming a must see performer.
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Christina Pazsitzky

Christina Pazsitzky is a Stand Up Comedian and Co-Host of the popular podcast "Your Mom’s House" with her husband Tom Segura. "Your Mom’s House" is a top rated comedy podcast on iTunes and was nominated for the Stitcher Radio Comedy Award in 2013. If you like 7th grade humor, you’ll love "Your Mom’s House." | | Christina has been a Round Table Regular and writer on the popular E! show "Chelsea Lately." You’ve... Read More →
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Joe Nguyen

Subtle but sharp, laid-back yet engaging, Joe Nguyen is the smart slacker beloved by audiences for his easygoing delivery and well-written jokes. His unique perspective and likeable stage presence have made him a favorite at clubs, colleges, niche shows and private events throughout the country. | | Joe is a regular at the Punch Line in San Francisco and Sacramento, Cobb’s Comedy Club in SF. He won the 2009 Russian River Comedy... Read More →



8:00pm

SF Sketchfest Stands Up: T.J. Chambers, James Hartnett, Zach Martina, Clare O'Kane, JoAnn Schinderle, Jen Seaman and Nile Seguin, Hosted by DNA
SF Sketchfest presents some of the best emerging comics in the stand-up comedy world! $15 All Ages

Performers
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Clare O'Kane

Clare O’Kane is an actress and comedian from San Jose, California. She has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and SF Sketchfest. She recently toured the great United States of America with some of her buds on the Shitty Kisses Comedy Tour. She has been described as “sarcastic” and “half-Asian”. When she’s not sneezing or whatever, Clare travels around the country to... Read More →
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DNA

DNA has created over 3000 live events from concert series to theatrical productions to community-minded gatherings, but is most proud of the recent Santa Cruz Comedy Festival. Recently called by the Santa Cruz Weekly, “the underground comedy czar of Santa Cruz,” DNA is busy performing, working as a board member on Comedy Day in Golden Gate Park and filming the first season of an original sit-com.
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James Hartnett

James is a comedian, writer and actor from Toronto, Canada. He's performed on Canadian shows like "Funny As Hell" (HBO Canada) and "That's So Weird" (YTV), for which James has won a Canadian Comedy Award (2011) and been nominated for a Canadian Screen Award (2013). James is a member of the Toronto comedy collective, Laugh Sabbath, and he has performed at Just For Laughs 42, Toronto Sketchfest and NXNE. His short films have been screened at... Read More →
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Jen Seaman

Jen Seaman has been bringing to the stage an imaginatively whimsical and sometimes dark (well, let’s be honest, most of the time dark) style of humor. Her bizarre upbringing, tales of a baby-obsessed mother and an unwavering desire to stay independent all play a part in making this sweet 5’1’’ spitfire one of the most unique stand-up comedians around! | | She’s been a judge’s favorite on Season 6 of... Read More →
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JoAnn Schinderle

JoAnn Schinderle has recently performed in 2014′s Bumbershoot, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, All Jane No Dick Comedy Festival, as well as having opened for Lena Dunham on her ‘Not That Kind of Girl’ book tour. JoAnn has been known to win crowds over with her pervy charm. 

Also trained as an improviser through courses at Second City Training Center, JoAnn creates big characters and will “yes and” the... Read More →
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Nile Seguin

Nile Séguin is one funny dude. | | Besides performing to critical acclaim, Nile recently completed the Triple Crown of Canadian Comedy Festivals going to the Just for Laughs Festival, the Boston Comedy Festival and the Halifax Comedy Festival in a single year. Nile has written for award winning national television and has been nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award four times.A perfect blend of serious and silly, Nile’s comedy has... Read More →
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T.J. Chambers

T.J. Chambers is a Los Angeles-based writer and performer whose work has appeared on NBC, MTV, and more. For two distinguished and well-rated seasons he served as co-head writer on "Betty White's Off Their Rockers," cementing his status as an expert in all things prankish and elderly. T.J. can be seen in some of comedy's most exciting shows (The Meltdown, Set List, Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction), clubs (The Improv, Ice House), festivals... Read More →
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Zach Martina

A supportive family, a loving relationship and kids who adore him, the American Dream. Unless you’re Zach Martina, then it’s a recipe for skepticism and anxiety. Using sarcastic wit, creative wordplay and a loveable arrogance, Zach has been bringing his big personality to crowds across America, and they just won’t stop laughing. | | Performing at clubs and festivals across nationwide, Zach has had the good fortune to... Read More →



Friday January 30, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Brava Studio Theater 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:00pm

Totally Looped with Maria Bamford, Joe Liss, Laraine Newman, Oscar Nunez, Rick Overton, Vince Waldron, Gary Anthony Williams and more
Old movies, all-new dialogue...that’s Totally Looped! In this hilarious movie-centric live show, Hollywood’s funniest improvisers dub new dialogue to old movie clips they haven't seen in advance. The visuals are vintage Hollywood, but the characters, dialogue and situations are all created live on the spot based on audience suggestions. Created and directed by Vince Waldron, Totally Looped’s all-star cast includes Maria Bamford (“Arrest Development”), Laraine Newman (“Saturday Night Live”), Joe Liss ("That 80s Show"), Oscar Nunez (“The Office), Rick Overton ("Groundhog Day"), and Gary Anthony Williams ("Boston Legal.") Co-presented by SF Indiefest $25 All Ages

Performers
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Gary Anthony Williams

Gary recently appeared in the films "The Internship" with Vince Vaughn and "The Factory" along with John Cusack. You can catch him in new episodes of "Whose Line is it Anyway,""Mike and Molly" and "Baby Daddy." He has recurred on "The Soul Man," "Raising Hope," "Malcolm in the Middle," and "Weeds." He was a series regular on "Boston Legal" as well as "Blue Collar Comedy." Film work includes "Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle," "Undercover... Read More →
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Joe Liss

Joe Liss is one of the writers and stars of the award winning musical The Bicycle Men which recently had sold-out run at The Denver Center for the Performing Arts.  Joe is a Second City Chicago veteran, having written and performed in six original revues. He is an Oakland resident and improvises with Leela's Armando Company. His theatre credits include "Second City’s A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens," "Buddy Jack," "Wild Men... 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. A fact that none of her comedian friends will ever let her live down. | | At the age of 19 she appeared in the New Theatre For Now at the Mark Taper Forum and was... Read More →
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Maria Bamford

Maria started her performing arts career in Duluth, Minnesota at the age of 11 where she starred in the Chester Park Elementary production of How the West Was REALLY Won! A short number of decades later and look at her now! Rolling Stone named her one of their 50 Funniest People, and she’s the winner of the 2014 American Comedy Award for Best Club Comic! | | Maria recurred as Debris Bardeaux on Netflix’s "Arrested Development... Read More →
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Oscar Nunez

Oscar Nunez 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 large supporting role in the hit movie "The Proposal" and for creating and starring in his own Comedy Central series "Halfway Home." | | Raised in New Jersey, Oscar's acting career started on... Read More →
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Rick Overton

Rick Overton has been doing standup comedy and improv since 1971 and has been an active member of Totally Looped since the beginning. He's appeared in over 100 films and countless TV episodics. He will be on the upcoming series "Rake" with Greg Kinnear in March. Rick will also be appearing in Marlon Wayans' hilarious sequel "Haunted House II" in March as well. Rick is weird but he is saving up to be an Eccentric.
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Vince Waldron

Totally Looped creator and director Vince Waldron is a Second City veteran who launched his career as a performer in the last Chicago theatre company directed by Paul Sills, the founder of modern American improvisational comedy. An Emmy-winning television writer, Vince also wrote and directed the long-running stage adaptation of "American Splendor," starring Dan Castellaneta, and is the author of three acclaimed books on pop culture history... Read More →



Friday January 30, 2015 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:00pm

'Futurama': Still Canceled with John DiMaggio, Maurice LaMarche, Phil LaMarr, Lee Supercinski and Billy West (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

Big news! "Futurama" is still cancelled! But we're getting the gang back together to perform classic “Futurama” scenes live on-stage, take your questions in a Q&A, and general tomfoolery. Scheduled to appear are cast members John DiMaggio (Bender), Billy West (Fry, Zoidberg, Professor Farnsworth, Zapp Brannigan), Maurice LaMarche (Kif,Morbo, Lrrr), and Phil LaMarr (Hermes Conrad), and producer Lee Supercinski. $25 All Ages

Performers
avatar for Billy West

Billy West

An actor well known in animation circles, Billy West is one of an increasingly popular breed -- actors heard, but not seen. Tops in the voiceover business, some of West's most famous voices include those of Ren & Stimpy, Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd in the feature film, "Space Jam," and the official voice of Woody Woodpecker. For years, West also provided celebrity voice impersonations on The Howard Stern Show. His recent animated projects... Read More →
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John DiMaggio

John DiMaggio is one of the hardest working voice over actors in show business. His credits include Bender on “Futurama,” “Penguins of Madagascar,” “Batman: Brave and the Bold,” “Adventure Time with Finn and Jake,” and many, many more. He hopes you enjoy the show, because he does.
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Lee Supercinski

Lee Supercinski is an Emmy© Award winning American television producer.  Originally hired as Post Production Supervisor for Matt Groening’s “Futurama,” Lee rose up the ranks on the production to his current job as Producer, a position that he has held for the last three seasons.  Hailing from Longview, TX, Lee moved to Los Angeles to attend the University of Southern California where he studied Creative Writing... Read More →
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Maurice LaMarche

Maurice LaMarche is an Emmy Award winning Canadian voice actor and former stand up comedian. He is best known for his voicework in "Futurama" as Kif Kroker, as Egon Spengler in "The Real Ghostbusters," Verminous Skumm and Duke Nukem in "Captain Planet and the Planeteers," Big Bob Pataki in "Hey Arnold!," Dizzy Devil in "Tiny Toons," The Brain in "Animaniacs" and "Pinky and The Brain," and his portrayal of Mr. Freeze in "Batman: Arkham City... Read More →
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Phil LaMarr

A Los Angeles native, Phil is an alumnus of Yale University and The Groundlings where he worked alongside such comedic stars as Jennifer Coolidge, Kathy Griffin and Will Ferrell. Phil is best known as one of the original cast members of "Mad TV" and as "Marvin" in "Pulp Fiction." | | In addition to appearances in films like "Step Brothers," "Free Enterprise" and "Real Steel," and TV shows such as "NYPD Blue," “Curb Your... Read More →



10:15pm

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Jared Logan / Eliza Skinner, Hosted by David Gborie
The SF Sketchfest Dozen: The Next Wave of Stand-Up Comedy Stars
SF Sketchfest presents a dozen hand-picked stand-up comedians on the rise—names you might not know now, but will be hearing a lot from soon. $20 18+ (unless accompanied by parent or guardian)

Performers
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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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Eliza Skinner

Eliza Skinner is an LA based comedian who TimeOutNY described as “definitely one to watch.” She has recently worked as a staff writer at Funny or Die and as both a staff writer and correspondent on FX’s "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell." She also appeared on the new version VH1’s Best Week Ever. Eliza has performed all over the world, including SXSW, the NY Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe. She has appeared on... Read More →
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Jared Logan

This year, Jared has been seen on Comedy Central’s “The Meltdown with Jonah & Kumail," TBS’ “The Pete Holmes Show” and Comedy Central’s “@Midnight." He has just released his first comedy album, “My Brave Battle." He has been a cast member on VH1’s “Best Week Ever,"  had his own half hour special on Comedy Central, appeared on “John Oliver’s New York Stand-up... Read More →



Friday January 30, 2015 10:15pm - 11:45pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

10:15pm

The Romane Event with Paco Romane with Kaseem Bentley, David Dineen-Porter, Nick Kaufman, Natasha Muse, Byron Stamps and Shane Torres
One of San Francisco’s longest-running comedy shows, The Romane Event brings together the best of Bay Area comedians — from veterans, legends to up-and-comers — and national acts for a night of big laughs. Host Paco Romane oversees the fun, and for this SF Sketchfest edition he’ll be joined by Kaseem Bentley, David Dineen-Porter, Nick Kaufman, Natasha Muse, Byron Stamps and Shane Torres. This comedy institution will leave you in stitches, so come out and enjoy a hilarious evening that’s been praised by The Onion and the San Francisco Chronicle. $15 All Ages

Performers
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Byron Stamps

Byron Stamps ia a stand up comedian and improviser from Dallas, TX. He is a Mississippi native whose laid back delivery about tales of family life, observations, and being a thug trapped in a nerd's body thoroughly engages audiences. There is never a dull moment during this peek behind the curtain into his wild and hilariously twisted mind. | | Byron has performed his act at the Dallas Comedy Festival, Black Box Comedy Festival, East Texas... 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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Kaseem Bentley

Named SF Weekly Best of Award Winner for "Racial Humor You Don't Feel Guilty Laughing At" and one of the Bay Area's “Top 5 Comedians to Watch” by the San Jose Mercury News and Kaseem Bentley is an African American insult comic from San Francisco. Growing up with his 'hardcore class clown' father and mom that was like a tough Claire Huxtable Kaseem developed his no-holds-barred comedic style that made friends and co-workers always... 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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Nick Kaufman

Nick Kaufman is a comedian from Los Angeles. He has performed at the Laughtrack Comedy Festival in Denver and was a finalist in the 2013 Westside Comedy Showdown. He is also the host of "Nick Has A Poolhouse," currently on the Westcast Network.
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Paco Romane

Paco Romane is an award-winning and critically acclaimed stand up comedian (voted “Best Comedian” in the San Francisco Weekly and San Francisco Bay Guardian), actor, writer, and director. He has established himself as a favorite new comedian with his energetic, self-deprecating style. In a recent interview with KQED Arts, journalist Jonathan Curiel added, “This SF comedian keeps audiences riveted and coming back for more with... Read More →
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Shane Torres

Shane Torres has been performing his honest and personal brand of comedy for the past five years. In 2012 he performed as part of Comedy Central’s "Comics to Watch." Shane has also been seen at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, Oregon; the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in Atlanta; and the Seattle International Comedy Competition. In 2013 he won Helium Comedy Club’s Funniest Person in Portland Contest after placing second in... Read More →



Friday January 30, 2015 10:15pm - 11:45pm
Brava Studio Theater 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:30pm

The Groundlings: Personals with Jordan Black, John Ross Bowie, Drew Droege, Karen Maruyama, Brian Palermo, Mindy Sterling and Stephnie Weir / Thunderstood (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

We comb through dozens of genuine internet dating sites and select the real personal ads of actual people.

Then improvisors who have not seen these profiles become characters based on them.

The audience decides who dates whom and we see the world of dating through the eyes of prisoners, furries, goths and maybe even Republicans.

Millions of people are looking for love - see if these freaks get any!

Featuring incredible performers from The Groundlings Theatre

Created and Hosted by Brian Palermo $25 All Ages

Performers
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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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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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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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Jordan Black

Jordan Black is a former writer for "Saturday Night Live," the creator of The Black Version and an alum of the Groundlings Improv Theater. He has been a series regular on several shows including "Punk'd" and "Halfway Home" on Comedy Central. His voice has been heard on "South Park" and "The Cleveland Show" and he’s been seen and heard on "Arrested Development," "Family Tree," "Community," "Key & Peele," "2 Broke Girls," "How I Met... Read More →
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Karen Maruyama

Karen Maruyama is an alumna of the Groundlings theater in Los Angeles. Her recent television credits include “Arrested Development,” “Two Broke Girls,” “Shameless,” and “The Neighbors.” She was also in the film “The Campaign” as the wise acre maid. In addition to directing the Black Version, Karen directs shows at the Groundlings and is a member of the directing faculty at the American... Read More →
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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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Stephnie Weir

Stephnie Weir will soon appear as “Kristen” on the upcoming FX series "The Comedians" opposite Billy Crystal and Josh Gad. | | Born and raised in Odessa, Texas, Weir launched her career after moving to Chicago and performing on stage in the city with theater companies that include The Second City Main Stage, The Goodman Theatre and ImprovOlympic.  | | Often recognized for her wide range of colorful characters on the hit... Read More →
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Thunderstood

Thunderstood is multimedia one man sketch show that has been performed at comedy festivals across the country. Armed with a projector and a truly odd point of view AJ | Schraeder takes you through a stream of conscious presentation of how he sees reality and in the end you’ll be happy you aren’t as weird as him. Julie Lawless of rhum.org | described his show as “ridiculously hilarious”, and spinningplatters.com said... Read More →



Friday January 30, 2015 10:30pm - 11:45pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

10:30pm

Dark Room Showcase: Last Slice, Vanessa Gonzalez: 'I Don't Know Words,' and Whiskey Tango, Hosted by Brian Frange
SF Sketchfest is proud to present some of the best up and coming sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and the world! $15 All Ages

Performers
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Brian Frange

Brian was selected as a New Face at The 2014 Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. He has also performed in many other festivals throughout the country including: Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Limestone Comedy Festival and San Francisco Sketchfest. He has a conspiracy theory - comedy podcast called The Unbelievable Podcast, is one-half of the sketch comedy group Frange & Stern, is the creator of Fake Film Sequels, and recently debuted... Read More →
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Last Slice

Last Slice is a sketch team from Los Angeles that performs monthly at the UCB Theatre's Maude Night. Their credits include "The New Girl," "Happy Endings," "The Mindy Project," "Key and Peele," "The Birthday Boys," "2 Broke Girls," “Don’t Trust The B-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐ In Apartment 23," “Playing House”, Funny or Die and Vice Magazine. They love chilling in pools and getting rowdy but hate authority figures... Read More →
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Vanessa Gonzalez

A Solo Sketch Show written and performed by Vanessa Gonzalez | | Vanessa Gonzalez is an improviser/sketch comedy writer based out of Austin, TX. She teaches improv and is a regular performer at The New Movement. Vanessa has toured the country with the Air Sex Championships and I Don’t Know Words and has performed at various comedy festivals including: | | FunFunFunFest 2011,2012, 2013, 2014 | Frontera Fest 2012, 2014 ("Best of Week" and... Read More →
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Whiskey Tango

Whiskey Tango... gentlemen doing gentlemen's improv. Out of Portland, Oregon, this dapper group of improvisers takes audience suggestions and weaves a tapestry of characters, environments, and relationships that keep laughs pouring down like the rain. In 2014 Whiskey Tango has performed at the Del Close Marathon, SF Sketchfest, and Vancouver International Improv Festival. They are six-time winners of Friday Night Fights (Improv Cage Matches... Read More →



Friday January 30, 2015 10:30pm - 11:45pm
Dark Room 2263 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:30pm

The Todd Glass Show with guest Andy Peters
It's the SF Sketchfest live version of Todd's popular podcast, The Todd Glass Show! That's right, Todd Glass who has his very own show. He brings on his funny friends and they talk about whatever they want. And, of course, there are bits! $20 All Ages

Performers
avatar for Andy Peters

Andy Peters

Andy Peters will get you. Where you sit, stand or hide. Wherever. Peters is a stand-up comedian who enjoys getting to the audience like no other. Along with his typically irreverent topics, he has the skills to go off script and still get the laughs. He won the Rocky Mountain Laugh-Off, was a Finalist in the Seattle International Comedy Competition and participated in the San Francisco Comedy Competition, D.C. Comedy... Read More →
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Todd Glass

Todd Glass is a Los Angeles-based comedian who has appeared on numerous television series including "Last Comic Standing," "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "Louie," and many more. His podcast, The Todd Glass show, is available on the Nerdist network.



Friday January 30, 2015 10:30pm - 11:45pm
Stage Werx 446 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

10:30pm

Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction with Bryan Cook and guests Matt Braunger, T.J. Chambers, Jesse Elias, Erin Foley, Andy Haynes, Dave Hill, Barbara Holm, Matt Lieb, JoAnn Schinderle and Harland Williams
Bryan Cook hosts the live show and podcast that holds the esteemed honor of being the internet’s #1 most trusted source for Muppet boners and horny loners. Comedians compete writing and performing Erotic Fan Fiction pieces, based upon their whims or audience suggestion.

Rolling Stone listed the show as one of its “Best Comedy Podcasts Right Now,” calling it “foul, outrageous… and compelling” with jokes that “transcend porn mechanics to become a titillating delight.”

Come see why Laughspin.Com said CEFF "might be one of my favorite comedy shows I’ve ever taken in. Period." Co-presented by Litquake $25 21+

Performers
avatar for Andy Haynes

Andy Haynes

Andy Haynes was raised on salmon and caffeine, in the shadows of Mt. Rainier in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest. He now lives in Los Angeles, where he is a comedian, though he looks like he should be skippering a sailing regatta. With performances on "Conan," "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," and the New Faces showcase at the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, Andy is becoming a must see performer.
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Barbara Holm

Barbara Holm has performed at the San Francisco Sketchfest, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot Arts festival, and the Women in Comedy Festival in Boston. She has written for IGN, The Portland Mercury, and the Huffington Post. She has been awarded Time Out New York’s Joke of the Week and was named “one of the best things about comedy″ by the Comedy Bureau. Her comedy has been described as clever and idiosyncratic... 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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Dave Hill

Dave Hill is a comedian, writer, musician, and actor living in New York City in an apartment he pays for with his own money. Dave has starred in his own television show "The King of Miami," which was cancelled. He has also appeared on HBO, Comedy Central, Cinemax, MTV, VH1, and some other channels. In 2007, Variety Magazine named Dave one of their “10 Comics to Watch,” something he won’t shut up about. Dave has written for the... 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 →
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Harland Williams

Harland is known for his diverse career in the entertainment industry. From acting in his many TV and movie roles, his live stand up comedy routines, numerous stand up specials and his regular appearances on late night talk shows. | | Harland has also written and illustrated eight children’s books and several humor books as well. He is the voice behind many popular cartoon characters in both TV and film including ‘Monster’ on... 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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JoAnn Schinderle

JoAnn Schinderle has recently performed in 2014′s Bumbershoot, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, All Jane No Dick Comedy Festival, as well as having opened for Lena Dunham on her ‘Not That Kind of Girl’ book tour. JoAnn has been known to win crowds over with her pervy charm. 

Also trained as an improviser through courses at Second City Training Center, JoAnn creates big characters and will “yes and” the... Read More →
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Matt Braunger

Matt Braunger was raised in Portland, Oregon. An actor since childhood, Matt studied theatre in New York and improvisation in Chicago under such luminaries as Susan Messing and Del Close.Matt’s television credits include a recurring role on NBC’s "Up All Night," a series regular role on "MADtv," and various roles on "The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien," "The Late Show with David Letterman," "United States of Tara," "Pushing... Read More →
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Matt Lieb

Matt Lieb is a comedian, writer, actor and street musician/Bone Thugs-N-Harmony cover band. He was named “one of my all-time favorite Bay Area performers” by the award-winning SF blog Courting Comedy and described as “extremely talented, charmingly dark and genuinely pleasant.” He won 2nd place at the 2004 KZSC Comedy Competition, but the guy who won 1st place no longer does comedy so Matt basically won 1st place. He... Read More →
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T.J. Chambers

T.J. Chambers is a Los Angeles-based writer and performer whose work has appeared on NBC, MTV, and more. For two distinguished and well-rated seasons he served as co-head writer on "Betty White's Off Their Rockers," cementing his status as an expert in all things prankish and elderly. T.J. can be seen in some of comedy's most exciting shows (The Meltdown, Set List, Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction), clubs (The Improv, Ice House), festivals... Read More →



Friday January 30, 2015 10:30pm - 11:45pm
Verdi Club 2424 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:30pm

Aparna Nancherla & Guy Branum: Diversity Quota: A Night of Comedy with an Indian Lady and a Gay Jew, hosted by Emmett Montgomery
Get ready for a great night of comedy with Guy Branum ("Chelsea Lately") and Aparna Nancherla ("Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell"), hosted by Emmett Montgomery! $20 All Ages

Due to a change in his schedule, Derek Sheen will no longer be appearing. 

Performers
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Aparna Nancherla

Aparna Nancherla has an intimidating name, but don't be scared! In fact, she's quite approachable onstage, from a heckler's perspective. She enjoys seeing the world through awkward contact lenses. Her maiden chuckle voyage took off in Washington D.C. (it's all about the Washingtons). | | Her credits include 2007 NBC Stand Up for Diversity Finalist and 2008 College Tour, "Last Comic Standing 6" (2008, NYC Regional Showcase), the... Read More →
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Emmett Montgomery

Born in Utah, based in Seattle, Emmett Montgomery is a storyteller, comedian and artist who first found the stand-up stage in 2004 and has been failing beautiful ever since. Emmett has been involved in a lot of things including critically acclaimed comedy collectives, post-apocalyptic variety shows, underground wrestling leagues and family friendly comedy nights in pizza restaurants. Mr. Montgomery has been featured the film “Seattle Komedy... Read More →
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Guy Branum

Guy Branum is a writer and comedian best known for serving as “Staff Homosexual” on “Chelsea Lately” and his performance as Natalie Portman’s sassy gay friend in “No Strings Attached.” Noticing a trend? He’s appeared on E!, MTV, G4, CurrentTV and lots of other channels you’d need to upgrade your cable to watch. He’s also a writer for the new season of “Punk’d” on MTV... Read More →



Friday January 30, 2015 10:30pm - 11:45pm
Doc's Lab 124 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

10:30pm

Attractive Camp with Nicole Calasich and Jesse Hett and guests Marcia Belsky, Sarah Kenny, Casey Ley, Brendan Lynch and Scott Simpson
Attractive Camp is a comedy smorgasborg with some of the most talented stand-up comics, sketch writers, and short filmmakers in the game. Produced by Nicole Calasich and Jesse Hett, the show puts comics in a verbal cagefight of wits with guests from Comedy Central, Tosh.0, Splitsider, Laughspin, SF and more. $15 21+

Performers
avatar for Brendan Lynch

Brendan Lynch

Brendan Lynch has generated a huge buzz around his act—a mix of absurdist musings, wry observation, and spot-on off-the-cuff crowd work. He is regarded by fans and the press as a must-see comedian in the Bay Area and beyond. In 2013, Brendan was named one of the "Best San Francisco Comedians To Watch" by SF Weekly and in 2014 was named "Best Comedian In Silicon Valley" by Metro Silicon Valley. Brendan was also last year's runner-up in The... 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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Jesse Hett

Jesse Hett was born in a town called Newton, Kansas. After that, he learned to walk and talk and ride a bike and do a bunch of other stuff. He also moved to a lot of different places, and now lives in Oakland, California. His comedy has been described as “Really great” by a lot of people and “Not really that great” by fewer people. Jesse performs at clubs and colleges and warehouses and furniture stores and bars all over... Read More →
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Marcia Belsky

Despite being raised as a little Jewish lady in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where a man’s best friends are his Bible and his gun, and his worst enemy is some loud mouthed girl who thinks she might got something to say, Marcia Belsky still learned how to read and write good and to love to laugh. After moving to Portland, Oregon at 18, she performed all around the Pacific NW and Northern California until making the recent jump to NYC, where... Read More →
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Nicole Calasich

Nicole Calasich is a prince. | | She loves how people believe anything in writing and is pleased/relieved to inform you Ryan Gosling has stopped calling and is finally moving on. | | A comedian and writer based out of San Francisco, she performs stand-up and sketch comedy primarily at the SF Punchline, Lost Weekend, the San Jose Improv, Rooster T. Feather’s, Cobb’s, and festivals like SF Sketchfest and the Shits & Giggles... Read More →
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Sarah Kenny

I took a stand up class at Second City in Chicago and have been doing stand up for 2 years now. In Chicago I performed at Second City, Zanies & Jokes and Notes. Here in Los Angeles I've performed at the Ice House, The Comedy Store, the Loft Ensemble Theater and numerous other venues around the city. 
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Scott Simpson

Scott Simpson once came back to the U.S. from Japan by boat, lying to his girlfriend that it was for the adventure when really it was because he was afraid of flying. He’s now a full-time comedian and writer who has performed at SF Sketchfest, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and the North American Comedy and Music Festival. He makes jokes on Twitter as @scottsimpson, and his show “You Look Nice Today” has received the Podcast... Read More →



10:30pm

The Onion Past Bedtime with Jermaine Affonso, Ben Berkley, Cole Bolton, Chad Nackers and Jason Roeder, moderated by Brian Janosch
Since its founding by a Prussian tuber farmer in 1756, The Onion has attracted millions of loyal fans drawn to its fearless reporting and scathing commentary on world events, human behavior, and journalistic convention. In a rare peek behind the scenes of America’s Finest News Source, its top editors will discuss how the world’s most popular satirical news is created and how the publication has evolved over the years with before fielding questions from the slobbering dopes in attendance.

With Jermaine Affonso, Ben Berkley, Cole Bolton, Chad Nackers and Jason Roeder. $20 18+ (unless accompanied by parent or guardian)

Performers
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Ben Berkley

Ben Berkley joined The Onion in 2010 and serves as the managing editor of America’s Finest News Source and its sister site ClickHole. A Tempe, Arizona native, Ben remains best known for his 37-year playing career with the San Diego Padres.
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Brian Janosch

Brian Janosch is the co-founder of Cultivated Wit and off-again, off-again contributor to Vulture. A Mundelein, Illinois-native, Brian worked at The Onion from 2008-2012 providing him a unique perspective compared to most moderators in that he's seen every panelist naked. Numerous times.
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Chad Nackers

Head writer Chad Nackers joined the Onion staff in 1997-ish. A native of Appleton, Wisconsin and a graduate of some college, Chad has performed numerous award-winning tasks such as editing, writing, and cleaning the grisly remains of undocumented workers from The Onion's printing press.  
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Cole Bolton

Vermont-native Cole Bolton is the editor of The Onion, as well as Modern Clock Repair, Chime & Pendulum, and Clockwork Digest. A legendarily reclusive figure, this is Bolton's first public appearance since 1951.
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Jason Roeder

Jason Roeder is senior editor of The Onion. A Florida native, Jason has been on life support since climbing into the Philadelphia Zoo's gorilla habitat in 2011. Find him on Twitter at @jasonroeder.
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Jermaine Affonso

Jermaine Affonso joined The Onion in 2011 and is currently the editor of its sister site ClickHole. Jermaine is a native of Sugar Land, Texas and a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin. His voice is provided by talented Los Angeles-based actor Marc Pearson.



Friday January 30, 2015 10:30pm - 11:45pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
 
Saturday, January 31
 

11:00am

Fancy Meeting You Here with Carl Arnheiter & Dave Hill & Friends
Fancy Meeting You Here
with Dave Hill, Carl Arnheiter and special guests
at the Asian Art Museum
(Please note that the entire tour lasts approximately 60-70 minutes)
Fancy Meeting You Here is a roving comedy show that takes audiences on a tour of cultural landmarks. No painting is too abstract, no modern art too modern, no study of the human form overlooked. Led and curated by Dave Hill and Carl Arnheiter. Tickets will be available at the door. $25 All Ages

Performers
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Carl Arnheiter

Carl Arnheiter, writer, comedian, resident of New York City.  He stands an extraordinary 2’ 45” tall. Arnheiter created and hosts Inside Joke, a comedy show in the form of a conversation, at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.  It’s a cross between "Charlie Rose" and "This Old House", minus the power tools and interruptions.
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Dave Hill

Dave Hill is a comedian, writer, musician, and actor living in New York City in an apartment he pays for with his own money. Dave has starred in his own television show "The King of Miami," which was cancelled. He has also appeared on HBO, Comedy Central, Cinemax, MTV, VH1, and some other channels. In 2007, Variety Magazine named Dave one of their “10 Comics to Watch,” something he won’t shut up about. Dave has written for the... Read More →



Saturday January 31, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Asian Art Museum 200 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102

12:30pm

Fancy Meeting You Here with Carl Arnheiter & Dave Hill & Friends
Fancy Meeting You Here
with Dave Hill, Carl Arnheiter and special guests
at the Asian Art Museum
(Please note that the entire tour lasts approximately 60-70 minutes)
Fancy Meeting You Here is a roving comedy show that takes audiences on a tour of cultural landmarks. No painting is too abstract, no modern art too modern, no study of the human form overlooked. Led and curated by Dave Hill and Carl Arnheiter. Tickets will be available at the door. $25 All Ages

Performers
avatar for Carl Arnheiter

Carl Arnheiter

Carl Arnheiter, writer, comedian, resident of New York City.  He stands an extraordinary 2’ 45” tall. Arnheiter created and hosts Inside Joke, a comedy show in the form of a conversation, at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.  It’s a cross between "Charlie Rose" and "This Old House", minus the power tools and interruptions.
avatar for Dave Hill

Dave Hill

Dave Hill is a comedian, writer, musician, and actor living in New York City in an apartment he pays for with his own money. Dave has starred in his own television show "The King of Miami," which was cancelled. He has also appeared on HBO, Comedy Central, Cinemax, MTV, VH1, and some other channels. In 2007, Variety Magazine named Dave one of their “10 Comics to Watch,” something he won’t shut up about. Dave has written for the... Read More →



Saturday January 31, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Asian Art Museum 200 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102

1:00pm

An Afternoon with "The Venture Bros." with Paul Boocock, Michael Sinterniklaas, Dana Snyder and James Urbaniak
They're baaaaack! Want action? Adventure? Comedy? Then look no further than “The Venture Bros.”! A staple of Adult Swim’s animated late-night shows, “The Venture Bros.” follows the unpredictable adventures of twin thrillseekers Hank and Dean Venture. Join Paul Boocock (Jonas Venture, Sr.), Michael Sinterniklass (Dean Venture), Dana Snyder (The Alchemist) and James Urbaniak (Dr. Venture) for an afternoon of all-things Venture! Co-presented by Cartoon Art Museum $20 18+ (unless accompanied by parent or guardian)

Performers
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Dana Snyder

A native of the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania, Dana Snyder grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada and graduated from Las Vegas High School in 1992 and Webster University in Missouri. He claims to be “slightly dyslexic”. He has been married since 2005 to Christine “Sweetie” Snyder, who has made frequent appearances in his official podcast. | | Snyder is well known as the voice of Master Shake on “Aqua Team Hunger... Read More →
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James Urbaniak

James Urbaniak is the voice of Dr. Venture on the Adult Swim animated series The Venture Brothers. | | Film credits include "American Splendor" (as Robert Crumb), "You Don't Know Jack," "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind," "Sweet and Lowdown," "Across the Universe," "Sound of My Voice," "Drones" (written by the Thrilling Adventure Hour's Acker & Blacker) and several films for Hal Hartley including "Henry Fool," "No Such Thing" and "Fay... Read More →
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Michael Sinterniklaas

Michael Sinterniklaas was born on August 13th, 1972 in Nice, France near the French Riviera. He moved around alot as a child, living in such places as Lucerne, Switzerland and London, England. Michael first moved to the United States when he was 10 years old, living first in Las Vegas, Nevada, then Austin, Texas. Soon he was able to attend Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts and moved to New York. Michael... Read More →
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Paul Boocock

Paul Boocock is the voice of Dr. Jonas Venture and others on the Adult Swim animated series "Venture Bros."  | | He has performed his monologues at HERE, Dixon Place, The Flea, Rockwood Music Hall, EST, Frank's, Halyard's and The Kingston Festival of the Arts; he was nominated best performer in a solo show by the New York Innovative Theatre Awards for "Boocock's House of Baseball." He was in the original cast of Elevator Repair Service's... Read More →



Saturday January 31, 2015 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

2:00pm

Fancy Meeting You Here with Carl Arnheiter & Dave Hill & Friends
Fancy Meeting You Here
with Dave Hill, Carl Arnheiter and special guests
at the Asian Art Museum
(Please note that the entire tour lasts approximately 60-70 minutes)
Fancy Meeting You Here is a roving comedy show that takes audiences on a tour of cultural landmarks. No painting is too abstract, no modern art too modern, no study of the human form overlooked. Led and curated by Dave Hill and Carl Arnheiter. Tickets will be available at the door. $25 All Ages

Performers
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Carl Arnheiter

Carl Arnheiter, writer, comedian, resident of New York City.  He stands an extraordinary 2’ 45” tall. Arnheiter created and hosts Inside Joke, a comedy show in the form of a conversation, at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.  It’s a cross between "Charlie Rose" and "This Old House", minus the power tools and interruptions.
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Dave Hill

Dave Hill is a comedian, writer, musician, and actor living in New York City in an apartment he pays for with his own money. Dave has starred in his own television show "The King of Miami," which was cancelled. He has also appeared on HBO, Comedy Central, Cinemax, MTV, VH1, and some other channels. In 2007, Variety Magazine named Dave one of their “10 Comics to Watch,” something he won’t shut up about. Dave has written for the... Read More →



Saturday January 31, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Asian Art Museum 200 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102

2:00pm

The Groundlings Childrens' Show! with Jerry Trainor, Regan Burns, John Ross Bowie, Jamie Denbo, Drew Droege, Brian Palermo, Mindy Sterling and Stephnie Weir
"The Groundlings Children's Show!"

The Groundlings are known for their improvisational, comedic actors. 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.

Starring Regan Burns ("Dog With A Blog"), Jerry Trainor ("iCarly", "Wendell and Vinnie") Mindy Sterling (all Austin Powers movies), Drew Droege ("Chloe"), John Ross Bowie ("The Big Bang Theory"), Brian Palermo ("Zeke and Luther", "Good Luck Charlie"), Stephnie Weir ("madTV") and Jamie Denbo ("Childrens Hospital") $12-$15 All Ages

Performers
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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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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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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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Jerry Trainor

Jerry Trainor’s quirky style of physical comedy appeals to audiences of all ages. | | Trainor’s recurring role as Crazy Steve on "Drake & Josh" led to his first regular series gig when he was cast as Spencer, an off-centered aspiring artist and brother and guardian of his teenaged sister Carly on Nickelodeon’s mega-hit television series "iCarly." Trainor’s portrayal of Spencer garnered the actor his first Teen... 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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Regan Burns

Regan Burns has worked with some of the most talented and powerful people in basic cable for over 20 years! With a Bachelor of Science degree in Theatre from Radford University and an Associates Degree from The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, he came to Hollywood to pursue his dream to one day help sell stuff for “the man.” | | Regan has worked with, but would probably be ignored in an elevator by Larry David, Danny... Read More →
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Stephnie Weir

Stephnie Weir will soon appear as “Kristen” on the upcoming FX series "The Comedians" opposite Billy Crystal and Josh Gad. | | Born and raised in Odessa, Texas, Weir launched her career after moving to Chicago and performing on stage in the city with theater companies that include The Second City Main Stage, The Goodman Theatre and ImprovOlympic.  | | Often recognized for her wide range of colorful characters on the hit... Read More →



Saturday January 31, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Kanbar Hall at JCCSF 3200 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94118

3:30pm

Fancy Meeting You Here with Carl Arnheiter & Dave Hill & Friends
Fancy Meeting You Here
with Dave Hill, Carl Arnheiter and special guests
at the Asian Art Museum
(Please note that the entire tour lasts approximately 60-70 minutes)
Fancy Meeting You Here is a roving comedy show that takes audiences on a tour of cultural landmarks. No painting is too abstract, no modern art too modern, no study of the human form overlooked. Led and curated by Dave Hill and Carl Arnheiter. Tickets will be available at the door. $25 All Ages

Performers
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Carl Arnheiter

Carl Arnheiter, writer, comedian, resident of New York City.  He stands an extraordinary 2’ 45” tall. Arnheiter created and hosts Inside Joke, a comedy show in the form of a conversation, at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.  It’s a cross between "Charlie Rose" and "This Old House", minus the power tools and interruptions.
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Dave Hill

Dave Hill is a comedian, writer, musician, and actor living in New York City in an apartment he pays for with his own money. Dave has starred in his own television show "The King of Miami," which was cancelled. He has also appeared on HBO, Comedy Central, Cinemax, MTV, VH1, and some other channels. In 2007, Variety Magazine named Dave one of their “10 Comics to Watch,” something he won’t shut up about. Dave has written for the... Read More →



Saturday January 31, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Asian Art Museum 200 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102

4:00pm

The Harland Highway Podcast with Harland Williams and Sean Tweedley
The HARLAND HIGHWAY is hosted by actor/comedian Harland Williams. This unique podcast delves into the theater of the twisted mind. As well as discussing everyday topics such as hair on your soap, why ants don’t eat butter, strange noises during sex, and the mysteries of the vast, endless universe, Harland has created a library of insane characters that frequent the show regularly. Yes, Harland does the voices and is behind the personalities of hilarious characters such as his homophobic boss, Mr. Featherstone. His Mexican gardener, Senior Fuentes, who is the king of sexual innuendo. Dr. Debbie Thymer, a life coach with a short fuse and zero people skills. George Michael, singer from WHAM, and the list goes on. The podcast also contains interesting interviews with actors, comedians, and people with a story to tell. This podcast is full of variety and laughter.

Tune in every Monday and Thursday for NEW shows, and go for a WILD ride with Harland, down the Harland Highway. $20 All Ages

Performers
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Harland Williams

Harland is known for his diverse career in the entertainment industry. From acting in his many TV and movie roles, his live stand up comedy routines, numerous stand up specials and his regular appearances on late night talk shows. | | Harland has also written and illustrated eight children’s books and several humor books as well. He is the voice behind many popular cartoon characters in both TV and film including ‘Monster’ on... Read More →
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Sean Tweedley

Sean Tweedley headlines clubs and colleges across the US, Canada and the UK. Sean was Head Writer and “on air” side kick for Canada’s longest running late night talk show “Late Nights”. Sean went on to host his own show on the Comedy Network, "The Warm-Up Show." | | Sean has appeared in the Montreal Comedy Festival, The Boston Comedy Festival and The San Diego Comedy Festival as well as his own One Hour comedy... Read More →



Saturday January 31, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

4:00pm

"Silicon Valley" : The Pied Piper Panel with Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Kumail Nanjiani and Zach Woods, moderated by Matt Braunger (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

Join cast members Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Kumail Nanjiani and Zach Woods for a conversational inside look at working on the HBO smash comedy series “Silicon Valley.” Created by the inimitable Mike Judge and inspired by his own experiences as a Silicon Valley engineer in the late ‘80s, the show takes place in the high-tech gold rush of Silicon Valley, where often the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success. Moderated by Matt Braunger. $25 All Ages

Performers
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Kumail Nanjiani

Kumail is a tireless Los Angeles-based writer and performer who has been featured in Variety's "10 Comics to Watch," the Hollywood Reporter's "10 Rising Comedy Talents" and New York Magazine's "10 Comedians that Funny People Find Funny." He's toured with Stella, Eugene Mirman, and Zach Galifianakis and has been seen performing stand-up on "Conan," "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," "The Late Show with David Letterman," and "Jimmy Kimmel Live." He... Read More →
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Matt Braunger

Matt Braunger was raised in Portland, Oregon. An actor since childhood, Matt studied theatre in New York and improvisation in Chicago under such luminaries as Susan Messing and Del Close.Matt’s television credits include a recurring role on NBC’s "Up All Night," a series regular role on "MADtv," and various roles on "The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien," "The Late Show with David Letterman," "United States of Tara," "Pushing... Read More →
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T.J. Miller

T.J. Miller is quickly becoming one of the most sought after young comedians and actors in the comedy world. He has been named one of Variety’s “Top 10 Comics to Watch,” as well as one of Entertainment Weekly’s “Next Big Things in Comedy.”  Miller was most recently seen hosting the first season of Comedy Central’s “MASH UP,” a unique new half-hour series – an exciting mix of... Read More →
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Thomas Middleditch

Thomas Middleditch can currently be seen as Richard Hendrix, the central character in Mike Judge’s (recently Emmy nominated) series on HBO, "Silicon Valley." | | Thomas will soon be seen in the feature films, "The Bronze" opposite Melissa Rauch, Gary Cole, and Sebastian Stan and "The Final Girls," directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson. He will also soon be heard as one of the lead voices in the DreamWorks animated feature, "Captain Underpants... Read More →
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Zach Woods

Zach Woods is a performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. He performs there with the improv group “The Stepfathers” and can be regularly seen in the weekly show “Assssscat.” He has been seen in features such as “In The Loop,” “Damsels In Distress,” “High Road,” and “The Heat.” He appeared on NBC's ‘The Office” and had a recurring role on the HBO... Read More →



7:00pm

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Jared Logan / Eliza Skinner, Hosted by David Gborie
The SF Sketchfest Dozen: The Next Wave of Stand-Up Comedy Stars
SF Sketchfest presents a dozen hand-picked stand-up comedians on the rise—names you might not know now, but will be hearing a lot from soon. $20 18+ (unless accompanied by parent or guardian)

Performers
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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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Eliza Skinner

Eliza Skinner is an LA based comedian who TimeOutNY described as “definitely one to watch.” She has recently worked as a staff writer at Funny or Die and as both a staff writer and correspondent on FX’s "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell." She also appeared on the new version VH1’s Best Week Ever. Eliza has performed all over the world, including SXSW, the NY Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe. She has appeared on... Read More →
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Jared Logan

This year, Jared has been seen on Comedy Central’s “The Meltdown with Jonah & Kumail," TBS’ “The Pete Holmes Show” and Comedy Central’s “@Midnight." He has just released his first comedy album, “My Brave Battle." He has been a cast member on VH1’s “Best Week Ever,"  had his own half hour special on Comedy Central, appeared on “John Oliver’s New York Stand-up... Read More →



Saturday January 31, 2015 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

7:30pm

Improvised Shakespeare Company with Joey Bland, Ross Bryant, Greg Hess, Thomas Middleditch and Blaine Swen
Based on one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written) The Improvised Shakespeare Company creates a fully improvised Shakespearean masterpiece right before your eyes. Nothing is planned-out, rehearsed, or written. All of the dialogue is said for the first time, the characters are created as you watch, and if ever you're wondering where the story is going...so are they! You've never seen the Bard like this before!
$30 All Ages

Performers
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Blaine Swen

Blaine Swen is the creator and director of "The Improvised Shakespeare Company." He can also be seen at iO Chicago performing in the two-person group "Blessing with Susan Messing."  His other iO credits include the house team "Bullet Lounge," the one-man improvised musical, "BASH!," "The Armando Diaz Experience," "The Deltones," and "Challenger." He has also performed in Chicago with The Chicago Shakespeare... Read More →
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Greg Hess

Greg Hess is an actor and writer living in Los Angeles. He is a founding member of the critically acclaimed Cook County Social Club, and regular performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade, and iO West. Past credits include the Second City National Touring Company, and Baby Wants Candy among others. Television credits include "Playing House," "Soul Man," "Key & Peele" and "Schlub Life," a recent pilot with Comedy Central. He is a... Read More →
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Improvised Shakespeare Company

The Improvised Shakespeare Company, founded in 2005, has been performing its critically-acclaimed show every Friday night at the world famous iO Theater for over seven years and continues to entertain audiences around the globe with its touring company.  The ISC continues to sell out their recurring limited engagements Off Broadway in NYC at THEATRE 80 and in Los Angeles at the comedy mecca, Largo at the Coronet just from word of mouth and... Read More →
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Joey Bland

Joey Bland has performed with The Improvised Shakespeare Company for nine years. In Chicago he also performs with multiple musical improv ensembles including Baby Wants Candy and The Improvised Sondheim Project. Also in recent years, Joey has often worked on unique projects with The Second City, collaborating with the Chicago Lyric Opera, collaborating with the Hubbard Street Dance Company, and playing a disgraced Illinois governor. 
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Ross Bryant

Ross Bryant has been performing with The Improvised Shakespeare company since it began at the iO Theater in Chicago.  Previously, Ross toured internationally with the Second City Touring Company and was an ensemble member of the Second City Mainstage, where he co-wrote and performed the critically-acclaimed review "Let Them Eat Chaos."  Currently, Ross can be seen at UCB LA with Baby Wants Candy. Ross also draws lots of cartoons... Read More →
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Thomas Middleditch

Thomas Middleditch can currently be seen as Richard Hendrix, the central character in Mike Judge’s (recently Emmy nominated) series on HBO, "Silicon Valley." | | Thomas will soon be seen in the feature films, "The Bronze" opposite Melissa Rauch, Gary Cole, and Sebastian Stan and "The Final Girls," directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson. He will also soon be heard as one of the lead voices in the DreamWorks animated feature, "Captain Underpants... Read More →



Saturday January 31, 2015 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Kanbar Hall at JCCSF 3200 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94118

7:30pm

Birthday Boys with The Don't We Boys!
An SF Sketchfest favorite returns with a new live sketch comedy show from The Birthday Boys, stars of the IFC television series "The Birthday Boys."
$22 All Ages

Performers
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Birthday Boys

The Birthday Boys formed their sketch group at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre Los Angeles in 2007. Their sketch comedy TV series is executive produced by Bob Odenkirk ("Breaking Bad," "Mr Show") and airs on IFC. In addition to staging monthly sketch shows at UCB for over six years, they have performed at venues nationwide and at a number of festivals, including the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival. Their collaboration with Odenkirk has... Read More →
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The Don't We Boys!

We perform sketch comedy the only way we know how: with a foot in the grave! From temps working on death row, to mystery-solving tweens, The Don't We Boys explore high stakes situations in relatable ways and relatable situations in extraordinary ways. Formed in 2009, The Don't We Boys have been invited to comedy fests in Seattle, Milwaukee, Chicago, Philadelphia and Austin. Revue Magazine described the show by saying, "Imagine The Hardy Boys... Read More →



Saturday January 31, 2015 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:30pm

Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Taking Over SF Sketchfest with Dave Willis and Dana Snyder
Look out! Adult Swim's Aqua Teen Hunger Force is on the run from New Jersey and taking over San Francisco! Join Dave Willis (series co-creator and the voice of Meatwad and Carl) and Dana Snyder (Master Shake) as they screen clips, talk about the show, take your questions and whatever else they feel like doing. Co-presented by Cartoon Art Museum $25 All Ages

Performers
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Dana Snyder

A native of the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania, Dana Snyder grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada and graduated from Las Vegas High School in 1992 and Webster University in Missouri. He claims to be “slightly dyslexic”. He has been married since 2005 to Christine “Sweetie” Snyder, who has made frequent appearances in his official podcast. | | Snyder is well known as the voice of Master Shake on “Aqua Team Hunger... Read More →
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Dave Willis

Dave Willis is a writer-producer for Adult Swim. Willis started his career in 1996 as a producer on “Space Ghost Coast to Coast.” In 2000, Willis co-created “Aqua Teen Hunger Force” and provides the voice of Meatwad and the irascible next-door neighbor, Carl. Willis is also executive producer of “Squidbillies” and is currently writing and directing season 2 of “Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell.” He... Read More →



7:30pm

Rooftop Comedy Showcase: Brian Frange, Nick Kaufman, Brendan Lynch, Nile Seguin, Shane Torres and Misha Trubs, Hosted by Dave Thomason
Rooftop Comedy and SF Sketchfest present some of the best hand-picked comics in the nation! $15 All Ages

Performers
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Brendan Lynch

Brendan Lynch has generated a huge buzz around his act—a mix of absurdist musings, wry observation, and spot-on off-the-cuff crowd work. He is regarded by fans and the press as a must-see comedian in the Bay Area and beyond. In 2013, Brendan was named one of the "Best San Francisco Comedians To Watch" by SF Weekly and in 2014 was named "Best Comedian In Silicon Valley" by Metro Silicon Valley. Brendan was also last year's runner-up in The... Read More →
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Brian Frange

Brian was selected as a New Face at The 2014 Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. He has also performed in many other festivals throughout the country including: Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Limestone Comedy Festival and San Francisco Sketchfest. He has a conspiracy theory - comedy podcast called The Unbelievable Podcast, is one-half of the sketch comedy group Frange & Stern, is the creator of Fake Film Sequels, and recently debuted... Read More →
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Dave Thomason

Dave Thomason is a stand-up comedian living in Los Angeles. He has appeared on “Adam Devine’s House Party” on Comedy Central, and was a finalist in the Comedy Central UP NEXT Competition. He performs at festivals across the country, including the SF Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival. Dave’s stand-up has also been featured on NPR’s “Snap Judgment”.
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Misha Trubs

Misha Trubs is a comedian sex god living in San Francisco. One could describe him as a “polymath,” if one were a fancy professor. “Multitalented” works just as well. Misha is one of the Bay Area's most unusual performers, which is a tall order, especially considering the fact that he keeps all of his clothes on and doesn't light anything on fire. He is one of the rare people who can move from format to format without... Read More →
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Nick Kaufman

Nick Kaufman is a comedian from Los Angeles. He has performed at the Laughtrack Comedy Festival in Denver and was a finalist in the 2013 Westside Comedy Showdown. He is also the host of "Nick Has A Poolhouse," currently on the Westcast Network.
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Nile Seguin

Nile Séguin is one funny dude. | | Besides performing to critical acclaim, Nile recently completed the Triple Crown of Canadian Comedy Festivals going to the Just for Laughs Festival, the Boston Comedy Festival and the Halifax Comedy Festival in a single year. Nile has written for award winning national television and has been nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award four times.A perfect blend of serious and silly, Nile’s comedy has... Read More →
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Shane Torres

Shane Torres has been performing his honest and personal brand of comedy for the past five years. In 2012 he performed as part of Comedy Central’s "Comics to Watch." Shane has also been seen at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, Oregon; the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in Atlanta; and the Seattle International Comedy Competition. In 2013 he won Helium Comedy Club’s Funniest Person in Portland Contest after placing second in... Read More →



Saturday January 31, 2015 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Doc's Lab 124 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

7:30pm

Bawdy Storytelling with Dixie De La Tour and guests Sandra Daugherty, Caitlin Gill, Joe Klocek and Kate Willett with music by Rachel Lark
Bawdy Storytelling is the Nation’s Original Sex and Storytelling show. This award-winning storytelling event features real people sharing their bona fide sexual exploits, live onstage. Bawdy’s storytellers are an eclectic mix of authors, poets, comedians and actors – along with real people just like you who have submitted their stories online and were chosen for their panache and sense of misadventure. Through coaching, rehearsals and more, each show is created from the audience submissions and a celebrity or two.

Dixie De La Tour, Bawdy Storytelling’s founder and curator, is equal parts educator, entertainer, and irreverent host. Dubbed ‘the Grande Dame of Dirty Storytelling,’ Dixie has turned curated salon storytelling into an art form by providing guidance and encouragement while serving as Bawdy’s stage mom, talent scout, and talk show host. She weaves her own stories into each show, and performs across the country.

Joining Dixie for this SF Sketchfest edition are:
- Nerdist's sexuality podcaster Sex Nerd Sandra
- Globetrotting comedian Joe Klocek
- 'The Mission Position's Kate Willett
- Comedy award winner Caitlin Gill
- Music by Rachel Lark

$20 21+

Performers
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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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Dixie De La Tour

While Sexual Folklorist Dixie De La Tour has been telling true, dirty stories for ages, it was in early 2007 that she founded Bawdy Storytelling, the Nation’s original sex and storytelling series. She was looking to encourage real connections in the San Francisco sexual underground, and, as the song goes, "Up from the ground came a bubbling crude…" Internationally known as the 'Grande Dame of Dirty Storytelling," Dixie has taken... Read More →
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Joe Klocek

Joe is a square peg in a round hole sort of guy. Raised a midwesterner, so he has manners, but living in San Francisco for 20 years, so he thinks he's better than you. 
Joe does two things great- tells stories and talks to the crowd. | | Joe has just returned from a two month "comic in residency" at the first comedy club in Shanghai, China where he recorded an album exclusively for the expat community living and laughing there. | | Joe... Read More →
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Kate Willett

San Francisco Magazine describes Kate Willett as a “comedian you should know about” so here’s the deetz: Kate’s a regular at the San Francisco Punchline, Cobb’s, The Improv, Rooster T Feather’s and basically every dive bar and theater in town. She’s proud to have been part of the past two SF Sketchfest Festivals and to have opened for some of her favorite comics including Margaret Cho, Anthony Jeselnik... Read More →
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Rachel Lark

Rachel Lark began writing raunchy, sex-positive ukulele anthems for Bawdy Storytelling in 2013 and has quickly made a name for herself as the musical muse of the sex counterculture.  Dan Savage has called her "incomparably filthy," and she was recently featured as the musical guest on episode 416 of The Savage Lovecast.  She performs frequently at sex-positive events throughout the bay area including Bawdy Storytelling and Kinky... 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 →



Saturday January 31, 2015 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Verdi Club 2424 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:30pm

SF Sketchfest Tribute to Christopher Guest, Michael McKean & Harry Shearer, in conversation with Adam Savage
SF Sketchfest pays tribute to three comedy icons with (live in-person) Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer, who could also collectively be called either Spinal Tap or the Folksmen. Their work together includes the classic rock comedy film “This Is Spinal Tap” (along with numerous live Spinal Tap concerts), folk music expose “A Mighty Wind,” “For Your Consideration,” and “Waiting For Guffman,” for which Guest starred and directed and McKean and Shearer contributed songs. McKean appeared alongside Guest in his projects “Best In Show” and HBO’s “Family Tree” and appeared alongside Shearer in his film “Teddy Bears’ Picnic.”

Individually, their accomplishments are equally staggering. In addition to directing some of the best comedy films of the last few decades, Christopher Guest received a Grammy Award for the soundtrack of “Best In Show” and an Emmy for “The Lily Tomlin Special” and has appeared as an actor in film including “The Princess Bride” and “Mrs. Henderson Presents.” Michael McKean is an acclaimed actor on the stage and both the large and small screen. Recent New York theatre credits include “The Band Wagon,” “All The Way,” Gore Vidal’s “The Best Man,” and “Superior Donuts.” Films include “Clue,” “Whatever Works,” and “The Words” and television credits include the upcoming “Better Call Saul,” “Homeland,” and “Laverne & Shirley.” Harry Shearer has for the past two decades enjoyed enormous success with his voice work on “The Simpsons,” where he plays a stable of characters including Mr. Burns, Smithers and Ned Flanders. He is an actor (“Real Life,” “The Right Stuff,” “The Fisher King”), director (“The Big Uneasy”), broadcaster (“Le Show”) and Grammy-nominated musician (“Songs of the Pointed and Pointless”). His most recent project is a TV comedy-drama called “Nixon’s The One.”

Moderating the event will be SF Sketchfest favorite Adam Savage ("Mythbusters") $35 All Ages

Performers
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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 anything else you can think of. | | The son of a filmmaker/painter and a psychotherapist, Adam has been making his own toys since he was allowed to... Read More →
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Christopher Guest

Christopher Guest directed and starred in "Waiting For Guffman," "Best in Show," "A Mighty Wind" and "For Your Consideration," all of which he wrote with Eugene Levy. He also directed and starred in "This Is Spinal Tap," which he wrote with Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, and Rob Reiner. He received a Grammy Award for the soundtrack of "Best in Show" and an Emmy for "The Lily Tomlin Special." Most recently, he co-created and directed HBO’s... Read More →
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Harry Shearer

Actor…author…director…comedian…musician…philosopher…political satirist…record-company owner…and one of the best “voices” in the business (just ask "The Simpsons"), Harry Shearer is a comic personality and modern day renaissance man. | | For the past two decades he has enjoyed enormous success and planted the fruits of his talents in the heads of millions worldwide thanks to... Read More →
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Michael McKean

Recent New York theatre includes "The Band Wagon," "All The Way," "Gore Vidal’s The Best Man," "King Lear," "Our Town," "Superior Donuts," "The Homecoming," "The Pajama Game," "A Second Hand Memory," "Hairspray." | | Elsewhere: "All The Way," Cambridge MA; "Yes, Prime Minister," Randy Newman’s "Harps and Angels," Los Angeles; "On the Razzle," Williamstown; "Love Song," West End. | | Film: "This is Spinal Tap," "Clue," "Best in... Read More →



Saturday January 31, 2015 7:30pm - 9:45pm
The Nourse 275 Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm

Speechless with guests Guy Branum, Matt Braunger, Caitlin Gill, April Richardson and Harland Williams (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

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.

Created by Sammy Wegent and produced by the brains behind Mortified SF and NYC's FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME, Speechless puts entertainers, entrepreneurs, and audience members on the spot with nothing more than a stage, a microphone and a PowerPoint deck full of images that they've never seen.

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 — and then our presenters do the best job they can to try to get through the show while attempting to leave the audience Speechless.

Speechless has been growing from the monthly comedy/tech industry show almost 2 years ago to launching shows in NYC and LA, performing in huge conferences like GOOGLE I/O, being featured in Newsweek, and The Wall St Journal, doing various corporate training events from NY to India, & all over the world for clients such as Google, IDEO, and The Gates Foundation. $15 All Ages

Performers
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April Richardson

Hey! I’m April Richardson — I grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, and now reside in Los Angeles. I really, really enjoy performing stand-up comedy and have done so at places like Comedy Death-Ray, Portland’s Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Seattle’s Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival, and more fancy names that may (or may not?) impress you. (I also made Glenn Danzig laugh once — true story — so I’M LEGIT... 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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Guy Branum

Guy Branum is a writer and comedian best known for serving as “Staff Homosexual” on “Chelsea Lately” and his performance as Natalie Portman’s sassy gay friend in “No Strings Attached.” Noticing a trend? He’s appeared on E!, MTV, G4, CurrentTV and lots of other channels you’d need to upgrade your cable to watch. He’s also a writer for the new season of “Punk’d” on MTV... Read More →
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Harland Williams

Harland is known for his diverse career in the entertainment industry. From acting in his many TV and movie roles, his live stand up comedy routines, numerous stand up specials and his regular appearances on late night talk shows. | | Harland has also written and illustrated eight children’s books and several humor books as well. He is the voice behind many popular cartoon characters in both TV and film including ‘Monster’ on... Read More →
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Matt Braunger

Matt Braunger was raised in Portland, Oregon. An actor since childhood, Matt studied theatre in New York and improvisation in Chicago under such luminaries as Susan Messing and Del Close.Matt’s television credits include a recurring role on NBC’s "Up All Night," a series regular role on "MADtv," and various roles on "The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien," "The Late Show with David Letterman," "United States of Tara," "Pushing... Read More →



Saturday January 31, 2015 8:00pm - 9:15pm
Stage Werx 446 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

8:00pm

Improv Showcase: Your F!#&ed Up Relationship, The Grind and Whiskey Tango, Hosted by Paco Romane (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

SF Sketchfest presents some of the funniest, quickest and best up-and-coming improv groups in these intimate showcases at the Brava Studio Theatre! $15 All Ages

Performers
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Paco Romane

Paco Romane is an award-winning and critically acclaimed stand up comedian (voted “Best Comedian” in the San Francisco Weekly and San Francisco Bay Guardian), actor, writer, and director. He has established himself as a favorite new comedian with his energetic, self-deprecating style. In a recent interview with KQED Arts, journalist Jonathan Curiel added, “This SF comedian keeps audiences riveted and coming back for more with... Read More →
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The Grind

The Grind is long form improv from the guys who own Mi's Westside Comedy Theater in Santa Monica, CA. They've been performing together for over 15 years and have been seen on "The League," "Key and Peele," "Modern Family," "Justified," "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," Funny or Die, Playboy TV, "Manswers," "MadTV," and include the host of Speed Channel's "The List" and the co-creator/star of "Epic Rap Battles of History!" Come see what many people consider... Read More →
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Whiskey Tango

Whiskey Tango... gentlemen doing gentlemen's improv. Out of Portland, Oregon, this dapper group of improvisers takes audience suggestions and weaves a tapestry of characters, environments, and relationships that keep laughs pouring down like the rain. In 2014 Whiskey Tango has performed at the Del Close Marathon, SF Sketchfest, and Vancouver International Improv Festival. They are six-time winners of Friday Night Fights (Improv Cage Matches... Read More →
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Your F!#&ed Up Relationship

Your F!#&ed Up Relationship (with the Recchia) has been wowing San Francisco audiences for nearly four years with improvised comedy inspired by true stories of failed relationships, awful dates, and disturbing one-night-stands. We use the tribulations of an audience member's worst romantic experiences, to explore true stories to reach a catharsis everyone can share. | | The Recchia performs every week in San Francisco, and has appeared in... Read More →



Saturday January 31, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Brava Studio Theater 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

8:00pm

Dark Room Showcase: Clyde McFly, Last Slice, and Vanessa Gonzalez: 'I Don't Know Words,' Hosted by Keith Lowell Jensen (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

SF Sketchfest is proud to present some of the best up and coming sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and the world! $15 All Ages

Performers
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Clyde McFly

Clyde McFly drops the props and fancy lighting for a two-man sketch revue that’s kinetic, real and immediate. Watch Matt Noonan and Mike Trehy wax wise and get winded through a variety of characters and situations. Clyde McFly debuted at UCB Los Angeles in Summer of 2013, enjoyed a run at Second City Hollywood the following winter and has been performing around Los Angeles since. Noonan and Trehy have studied and performed at iO, Second... Read More →
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Keith Lowell Jensen

Hi. I'm Keith Lowell Jensen. I perform stand up comedy because I have an overwhelming compulsion to share and have found that this is more palatable if I am funny, and because I have not been good at other things I have tried. I hope to also be compassionate, gentle, and kind while doing my part to fight the pigs. | | I have four comedy specials out; To The Moon, Cats Made of Rabbits, Elf Orgy, and Atheist Christmas. I love you.
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Last Slice

Last Slice is a sketch team from Los Angeles that performs monthly at the UCB Theatre's Maude Night. Their credits include "The New Girl," "Happy Endings," "The Mindy Project," "Key and Peele," "The Birthday Boys," "2 Broke Girls," “Don’t Trust The B-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐ In Apartment 23," “Playing House”, Funny or Die and Vice Magazine. They love chilling in pools and getting rowdy but hate authority figures... Read More →
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Vanessa Gonzalez

A Solo Sketch Show written and performed by Vanessa Gonzalez | | Vanessa Gonzalez is an improviser/sketch comedy writer based out of Austin, TX. She teaches improv and is a regular performer at The New Movement. Vanessa has toured the country with the Air Sex Championships and I Don’t Know Words and has performed at various comedy festivals including: | | FunFunFunFest 2011,2012, 2013, 2014 | Frontera Fest 2012, 2014 ("Best of Week" and... Read More →



Saturday January 31, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Dark Room 2263 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

8:00pm

Cynic Cave with Kevin O'Shea and George Chen and guests Barbara Holm, T.J. Chambers, Jesse Elias, Tom Henry, Clare O'Kane and Ryan Schutt (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

Forging a consistent San Francisco showcase on Saturdays led to the recording of the album Twenty Minutes To Sell, available at kellyanneken.bandcamp.com/. Comedians love Lost Weekend's micro theater and audiences can't help but be invested in a show this intimate. Past performers have included Ron Lynch, Women, Dan Mintz, Sean Patton, Ian Karmel, Will Weldon, Cameron Esposito, Josh Fadem, Emily Heller, and Johnny Pemberton.

"George and Kevin quickly became known for putting together line-ups that brought out the best names in local comedy, and national stars from Bobcat Goldthwait to W. Kamau Bell started stopping in for guest sets." - Uptown Almanac

"There are so many things in the Mission now where you spend a lot of money and don’t necessarily have a great time, when there is something that is affordable AND you can have a great time it should be packed…Maybe we shouldn’t tell anyone." - Mission Mission $15 All Ages

Performers
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Barbara Holm

Barbara Holm has performed at the San Francisco Sketchfest, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot Arts festival, and the Women in Comedy Festival in Boston. She has written for IGN, The Portland Mercury, and the Huffington Post. She has been awarded Time Out New York’s Joke of the Week and was named “one of the best things about comedy″ by the Comedy Bureau. Her comedy has been described as clever and idiosyncratic... Read More →
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Clare O'Kane

Clare O’Kane is an actress and comedian from San Jose, California. She has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and SF Sketchfest. She recently toured the great United States of America with some of her buds on the Shitty Kisses Comedy Tour. She has been described as “sarcastic” and “half-Asian”. When she’s not sneezing or whatever, Clare travels around the country to... Read More →
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George Chen

George Chen was a musician, writer, and event organizer before finding a place in standup comedy. The past few years have seen him establishing the beloved weekly showcase Cynic Cave at Lost Weekend Video in San Francisco. The anachronistic video store is also home to the monthly multimedia comedy show Talkies. | | In addition to these regular appearances, throughout 2013 George performed at Holy Fuck, SF Sketchfest, Savage Henry Independent... 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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Kevin O'Shea

Established in 1984 following the mergers of Steven and Cathy O’Shea, Kevin O’Shea has been one of San Francisco’s leading manufactures of mirth, laughter, hilarity and all around good times! Kevin has been commonly described as clever, absurd, awkward but in a funny way and too smart for his own good. He has been seen on the Independent Film Chanel and ComedyCentral.com. He is a favorite of comedy festivals such as: The SF... Read More →
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Ryan Schutt

When Ryan gets the opportunity to talk at a group of strangers with a microphone, he tries to relate to them by drawing from his pathetically shallow reservoir of life experience. Staying comfortably within the bounds of his limited knowledge and interests, his material focuses heavily on things that bother him, getting bothered by things, and the relationship between him and things that are bothersome. It goes without saying that it is clearly... Read More →
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T.J. Chambers

T.J. Chambers is a Los Angeles-based writer and performer whose work has appeared on NBC, MTV, and more. For two distinguished and well-rated seasons he served as co-head writer on "Betty White's Off Their Rockers," cementing his status as an expert in all things prankish and elderly. T.J. can be seen in some of comedy's most exciting shows (The Meltdown, Set List, Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction), clubs (The Improv, Ice House), festivals... Read More →
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Tom Henry

Tom Henry is a comedian and writer from Toronto. He performs regularly as part of the acclaimed collective Laugh Sabbath, and has appeared at festivals such as NXNE, San Francisco Sketchfest, Bridgetown (Portland) and Just For Laughs. He's opened for comics such as Nikki Glaser, Mike Lawrence, Johnny Pemberton and Ian Karmel, and has been a regular on Andy Kindler's alternative show at the JFL42 festival. He co-wrote and starred in the comedy... Read More →



8:00pm

The Meltdown with Kumail Nanjiani and Jonah Ray and guests Maria Bamford, Todd Glass, T.J. Miller and Aparna Nancherla (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail hails all the way from the back of a comic book store in Los Angeles, where not only has it been crowned one of the best standup show in LA by LA Weekly, LA Times, and Hollywood Reporter, but we also are our on TV show now! Check out our first season on Comedy Central, and come see why this is the only existing live standup show to get its own TV show as hosts Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani charm your pants off and welcome some very special guests! $30 18+ (unless accompanied by parent or guardian)

Performers
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Aparna Nancherla

Aparna Nancherla has an intimidating name, but don't be scared! In fact, she's quite approachable onstage, from a heckler's perspective. She enjoys seeing the world through awkward contact lenses. Her maiden chuckle voyage took off in Washington D.C. (it's all about the Washingtons). | | Her credits include 2007 NBC Stand Up for Diversity Finalist and 2008 College Tour, "Last Comic Standing 6" (2008, NYC Regional Showcase), the... Read More →
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Jonah Ray

Jonah Ray is a writer/comedian originally from Kailua, Oahu. He’s written and performed on shows like “Human Giant,” “Supernews,” “Attack of the Show,” Comedy Central’s “Live At Gotham” and “Web Soup.” A co-host on the Nerdist Podcast with Chris Hardwick, Jonah also puts together a weekly comedy show at Meltdown Comic Books in Los Angeles, Ca with Kumail Nanjiani. Be sure... Read More →
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Kumail Nanjiani

Kumail is a tireless Los Angeles-based writer and performer who has been featured in Variety's "10 Comics to Watch," the Hollywood Reporter's "10 Rising Comedy Talents" and New York Magazine's "10 Comedians that Funny People Find Funny." He's toured with Stella, Eugene Mirman, and Zach Galifianakis and has been seen performing stand-up on "Conan," "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," "The Late Show with David Letterman," and "Jimmy Kimmel Live." He... Read More →
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Maria Bamford

Maria started her performing arts career in Duluth, Minnesota at the age of 11 where she starred in the Chester Park Elementary production of How the West Was REALLY Won! A short number of decades later and look at her now! Rolling Stone named her one of their 50 Funniest People, and she’s the winner of the 2014 American Comedy Award for Best Club Comic! | | Maria recurred as Debris Bardeaux on Netflix’s "Arrested Development... Read More →
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T.J. Miller

T.J. Miller is quickly becoming one of the most sought after young comedians and actors in the comedy world. He has been named one of Variety’s “Top 10 Comics to Watch,” as well as one of Entertainment Weekly’s “Next Big Things in Comedy.”  Miller was most recently seen hosting the first season of Comedy Central’s “MASH UP,” a unique new half-hour series – an exciting mix of... Read More →
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Todd Glass

Todd Glass is a Los Angeles-based comedian who has appeared on numerous television series including "Last Comic Standing," "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "Louie," and many more. His podcast, The Todd Glass show, is available on the Nerdist network.



Saturday January 31, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

8:00pm

The Groundlings: Charlotte's Shorts with Jordan Black, Daniele Gaither, Michael Hitchcock, Laraine Newman, Mindy Sterling and Gary Anthony Williams
Charlotte's Shorts is a live comedy show featuring six of the best actors in the world. They will each be reading super short stories, letters and emails written by newcomer Charlotte Dean. $20 All Ages

Performers
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Daniele Gaither

Daniele Gaither is widely recognized (primarily by young Mexican-American men, sailors and prison inmates) for her work on "MADtv" (Fox). She starred in half-hour prime time series "The Rerun Show" (NBC) and prime time sketch comedy show "Hype" (WB). Daniele grew up mostly in Minnesota, majored in Performance Studies at Northwestern University and is an alumna of Groundlings Main Company. Right now you can catch her on stage at the Groundlings in... Read More →
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Gary Anthony Williams

Gary recently appeared in the films "The Internship" with Vince Vaughn and "The Factory" along with John Cusack. You can catch him in new episodes of "Whose Line is it Anyway,""Mike and Molly" and "Baby Daddy." He has recurred on "The Soul Man," "Raising Hope," "Malcolm in the Middle," and "Weeds." He was a series regular on "Boston Legal" as well as "Blue Collar Comedy." Film work includes "Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle," "Undercover... Read More →
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Jordan Black

Jordan Black is a former writer for "Saturday Night Live," the creator of The Black Version and an alum of the Groundlings Improv Theater. He has been a series regular on several shows including "Punk'd" and "Halfway Home" on Comedy Central. His voice has been heard on "South Park" and "The Cleveland Show" and he’s been seen and heard on "Arrested Development," "Family Tree," "Community," "Key & Peele," "2 Broke Girls," "How I Met... 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. A fact that none of her comedian friends will ever let her live down. | | At the age of 19 she appeared in the New Theatre For Now at the Mark Taper Forum and was... 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 Rosko” in "Super 8" written and directed by J.J. Abrams and produced by Steven Spielberg, and he also appeared as Kristen Wiig’s boss... Read More →
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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 →



Saturday January 31, 2015 8:00pm - 9:45pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

9:15pm

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Andy Haynes / Christina Pazsitzky, Hosted by Joe Nguyen
The SF Sketchfest Dozen: The Next Wave of Stand-Up Comedy Stars
SF Sketchfest presents a dozen hand-picked stand-up comedians on the rise—names you might not know now, but will be hearing a lot from soon. $20 18+ (unless accompanied by parent or guardian)

Performers
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Andy Haynes

Andy Haynes was raised on salmon and caffeine, in the shadows of Mt. Rainier in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest. He now lives in Los Angeles, where he is a comedian, though he looks like he should be skippering a sailing regatta. With performances on "Conan," "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," and the New Faces showcase at the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, Andy is becoming a must see performer.
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Christina Pazsitzky

Christina Pazsitzky is a Stand Up Comedian and Co-Host of the popular podcast "Your Mom’s House" with her husband Tom Segura. "Your Mom’s House" is a top rated comedy podcast on iTunes and was nominated for the Stitcher Radio Comedy Award in 2013. If you like 7th grade humor, you’ll love "Your Mom’s House." | | Christina has been a Round Table Regular and writer on the popular E! show "Chelsea Lately." You’ve... Read More →
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Joe Nguyen

Subtle but sharp, laid-back yet engaging, Joe Nguyen is the smart slacker beloved by audiences for his easygoing delivery and well-written jokes. His unique perspective and likeable stage presence have made him a favorite at clubs, colleges, niche shows and private events throughout the country. | | Joe is a regular at the Punch Line in San Francisco and Sacramento, Cobb’s Comedy Club in SF. He won the 2009 Russian River Comedy... Read More →



Saturday January 31, 2015 9:15pm - 10:45pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

9:30pm

Improvised Shakespeare Company with Joey Bland, Ross Bryant, Greg Hess, Thomas Middleditch and Blaine Swen
Based on one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written) The Improvised Shakespeare Company creates a fully improvised Shakespearean masterpiece right before your eyes. Nothing is planned-out, rehearsed, or written. All of the dialogue is said for the first time, the characters are created as you watch, and if ever you're wondering where the story is going...so are they! You've never seen the Bard like this before!
$30 All Ages

Performers
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Blaine Swen

Blaine Swen is the creator and director of "The Improvised Shakespeare Company." He can also be seen at iO Chicago performing in the two-person group "Blessing with Susan Messing."  His other iO credits include the house team "Bullet Lounge," the one-man improvised musical, "BASH!," "The Armando Diaz Experience," "The Deltones," and "Challenger." He has also performed in Chicago with The Chicago Shakespeare... Read More →
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Greg Hess

Greg Hess is an actor and writer living in Los Angeles. He is a founding member of the critically acclaimed Cook County Social Club, and regular performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade, and iO West. Past credits include the Second City National Touring Company, and Baby Wants Candy among others. Television credits include "Playing House," "Soul Man," "Key & Peele" and "Schlub Life," a recent pilot with Comedy Central. He is a... Read More →
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Improvised Shakespeare Company

The Improvised Shakespeare Company, founded in 2005, has been performing its critically-acclaimed show every Friday night at the world famous iO Theater for over seven years and continues to entertain audiences around the globe with its touring company.  The ISC continues to sell out their recurring limited engagements Off Broadway in NYC at THEATRE 80 and in Los Angeles at the comedy mecca, Largo at the Coronet just from word of mouth and... Read More →
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Joey Bland

Joey Bland has performed with The Improvised Shakespeare Company for nine years. In Chicago he also performs with multiple musical improv ensembles including Baby Wants Candy and The Improvised Sondheim Project. Also in recent years, Joey has often worked on unique projects with The Second City, collaborating with the Chicago Lyric Opera, collaborating with the Hubbard Street Dance Company, and playing a disgraced Illinois governor. 
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Ross Bryant

Ross Bryant has been performing with The Improvised Shakespeare company since it began at the iO Theater in Chicago.  Previously, Ross toured internationally with the Second City Touring Company and was an ensemble member of the Second City Mainstage, where he co-wrote and performed the critically-acclaimed review "Let Them Eat Chaos."  Currently, Ross can be seen at UCB LA with Baby Wants Candy. Ross also draws lots of cartoons... Read More →
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Thomas Middleditch

Thomas Middleditch can currently be seen as Richard Hendrix, the central character in Mike Judge’s (recently Emmy nominated) series on HBO, "Silicon Valley." | | Thomas will soon be seen in the feature films, "The Bronze" opposite Melissa Rauch, Gary Cole, and Sebastian Stan and "The Final Girls," directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson. He will also soon be heard as one of the lead voices in the DreamWorks animated feature, "Captain Underpants... Read More →



Saturday January 31, 2015 9:30pm - 11:00pm
Kanbar Hall at JCCSF 3200 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94118

10:00pm

Uptown Showdown Debate: Are We Getting Dumber? vs. Are We Getting Smarter? with Maria Bamford, W. Kamau Bell, Dave Hill, T.J. Miller, Aparna Nancherla, Greg Proops and host Jared Logan
In Uptown Showdown, a unique and quirky spin-off on school debate events, two teams of comedians will square off to argue which side of some arbitrary topic is BETTER. Debaters Maria Bamford, W. Kamau Bell, Dave Hill, T.J. Miller, Aparna Nancherla, Greg Proops and moderator Jared Logan  will go head-to-head to tackle what will clearly be one of the most important issues of our time, and you the audience will decide the winner! $30 All Ages

Because of a change in schedule due to his recent Oscar nomination, Jeff Garlin will no longer be appearing at SF Sketchfest. Greg Proops has been added to the show.

Performers
avatar for Aparna Nancherla

Aparna Nancherla

Aparna Nancherla has an intimidating name, but don't be scared! In fact, she's quite approachable onstage, from a heckler's perspective. She enjoys seeing the world through awkward contact lenses. Her maiden chuckle voyage took off in Washington D.C. (it's all about the Washingtons). | | Her credits include 2007 NBC Stand Up for Diversity Finalist and 2008 College Tour, "Last Comic Standing 6" (2008, NYC Regional Showcase), the... Read More →
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Dave Hill

Dave Hill is a comedian, writer, musician, and actor living in New York City in an apartment he pays for with his own money. Dave has starred in his own television show "The King of Miami," which was cancelled. He has also appeared on HBO, Comedy Central, Cinemax, MTV, VH1, and some other channels. In 2007, Variety Magazine named Dave one of their “10 Comics to Watch,” something he won’t shut up about. Dave has written for the... Read More →
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Greg Proops

“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.” | -Rolling Stone Magazine | | “Greg Proops’s bold, never-boring voice takes center stage in this live recording of his renowned podcast.” | -New York Times | | Greg Proops is a stand up comic from San Francisco. He lives in Hollywood. It’s not that bad. Really... Read More →
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Jared Logan

This year, Jared has been seen on Comedy Central’s “The Meltdown with Jonah & Kumail," TBS’ “The Pete Holmes Show” and Comedy Central’s “@Midnight." He has just released his first comedy album, “My Brave Battle." He has been a cast member on VH1’s “Best Week Ever,"  had his own half hour special on Comedy Central, appeared on “John Oliver’s New York Stand-up... Read More →
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Maria Bamford

Maria started her performing arts career in Duluth, Minnesota at the age of 11 where she starred in the Chester Park Elementary production of How the West Was REALLY Won! A short number of decades later and look at her now! Rolling Stone named her one of their 50 Funniest People, and she’s the winner of the 2014 American Comedy Award for Best Club Comic! | | Maria recurred as Debris Bardeaux on Netflix’s "Arrested Development... Read More →
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T.J. Miller

T.J. Miller is quickly becoming one of the most sought after young comedians and actors in the comedy world. He has been named one of Variety’s “Top 10 Comics to Watch,” as well as one of Entertainment Weekly’s “Next Big Things in Comedy.”  Miller was most recently seen hosting the first season of Comedy Central’s “MASH UP,” a unique new half-hour series – an exciting mix of... Read More →
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W. Kamau Bell

Socio-political comedian W. Kamau Bell has emerged as the post-modern voice of comedy. Kamau is best known for his critically acclaimed, but criminally short-lived FX comedy series, "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell." The New York Times called Kamau “the most promising new talent in political comedy in many years.” And Salon.com listed Kamau on their “Sexiest Men of 2012” list, calling the series “surreptitiously... Read More →



10:00pm

Theme Park Improv with Ian Brennan, John Michael Higgins, Michael Hitchcock, Jessica Makinson, Oscar Nunez, Cole Stratton and Janet Varney and special guest monologist Todd Glass
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 a special guest monologist. After five sold-out years, they return to SF Sketchfest with a stellar lineup: Ian Brennan (co-creator of "Glee"), Michael Hitchcock ("Best in Show"), John Michael Higgins ("A Mighty Wind"), Jessica Makinson ("Halfway Home"), Oscar Nunez ("The Office") Cole Stratton ("Pop My Culture Podcast) and Janet Varney ("Burning Love"). Joining them is special guest monologist Todd Glass! $25 All Ages

Performers
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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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Ian Brennan

Ian Brennan 
is a writer, narrator and co-creator of the hit FOX show "Glee."  | | "Glee" marked Ian Brennan’s first foray into television writing. Brennan began his acting career in Chicago working with the prestigious Steppenwolf and Goodman Theatres. He later moved to New York to pursue other opportunities in television and film, and has been involved with off-Broadway plays at the Vineyard, Playwrights Horizons and MCC Theatres... 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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Jessica Makinson

Jessica Makinson water-skied her way into the hearts of 47 people on Arizona’s Canyon Lake from 1984-1996. That’s an average of almost 4 people per year! She’s been seen as a series regular on "Trigger Happy TV," "Joe Schmo 2," and Comedy Central’s "Halfway Home." You can hear her doing voices on late night reruns on "South Park." If you have an underage person in your life, they will recognize her as Miss Ackerman from... Read More →
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John Michael Higgins

John 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 the New York and regional stages doing lots of things that nobody gives a shit about anymore. Then, after playing David Letterman in the HBO film... 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 Rosko” in "Super 8" written and directed by J.J. Abrams and produced by Steven Spielberg, and he also appeared as Kristen Wiig’s boss... Read More →
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Oscar Nunez

Oscar Nunez 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 large supporting role in the hit movie "The Proposal" and for creating and starring in his own Comedy Central series "Halfway Home." | | Raised in New Jersey, Oscar's acting career started on... Read More →
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Todd Glass

Todd Glass is a Los Angeles-based comedian who has appeared on numerous television series including "Last Comic Standing," "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "Louie," and many more. His podcast, The Todd Glass show, is available on the Nerdist network.



Saturday January 31, 2015 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:00pm

Rooftop Comedy Showcase: Samantha Gilweit, James Hartnett, Zach Martina, Lydia Popovich, Byron Stamps, Torio Van Grol and Kevin Whittinghill, Hosted by JoAnn Schinderle
Rooftop Comedy and SF Sketchfest present some of the best hand-picked comics in the nation! $15 All Ages

Performers
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Byron Stamps

Byron Stamps ia a stand up comedian and improviser from Dallas, TX. He is a Mississippi native whose laid back delivery about tales of family life, observations, and being a thug trapped in a nerd's body thoroughly engages audiences. There is never a dull moment during this peek behind the curtain into his wild and hilariously twisted mind. | | Byron has performed his act at the Dallas Comedy Festival, Black Box Comedy Festival, East Texas... Read More →
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James Hartnett

James is a comedian, writer and actor from Toronto, Canada. He's performed on Canadian shows like "Funny As Hell" (HBO Canada) and "That's So Weird" (YTV), for which James has won a Canadian Comedy Award (2011) and been nominated for a Canadian Screen Award (2013). James is a member of the Toronto comedy collective, Laugh Sabbath, and he has performed at Just For Laughs 42, Toronto Sketchfest and NXNE. His short films have been screened at... Read More →
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JoAnn Schinderle

JoAnn Schinderle has recently performed in 2014′s Bumbershoot, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, All Jane No Dick Comedy Festival, as well as having opened for Lena Dunham on her ‘Not That Kind of Girl’ book tour. JoAnn has been known to win crowds over with her pervy charm. 

Also trained as an improviser through courses at Second City Training Center, JoAnn creates big characters and will “yes and” the... Read More →
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Kevin Whittinghill

Though still new to the comedy scene, Kevin Whittinghill has already been entertaining audiences across the country with his dark yet playful sarcastic wit. His credits include the Laughing Devil Comedy Festival, L.A.'s Scripted Comedy Festival, the Sacramento Comedy Festival, and the Burbank Comedy Festival. With a background in suffering and pain, Kevin has all the essential elements to make himself cry and others laugh.
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Lydia Popovich

Lydia Popovich is a SF-based comedian. Her anecdotal humor and vivid storytelling make her a unique voice in a sea of dick jokes.  | | She’s a regular at Rooster T. Feathers, Punch Line SF, Punch Line Sacramento and Cobb's Comedy Club. Recently she performed 4 minutes of stand-up on "Creepy KOFY Movie Time" and taught Derek Waters how to take a Jell-O shot on Comedy Central's "Drunk History." | | She's opened for certified headliners... Read More →
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Samantha Gilweit

Samantha Gilweit is a single mother, writer, and comedian based in Oakland, CA. Her life is an open book - a book of cleverly constructed confessions and criticisms. Samantha’s comedy has been described as personal, clever and fearless, or as Larry “Bubbles” Brown said after seeing her perform, “She smoked that room like a crack pipe.” Samantha has performed at the Punch Line in San Francisco and other venues all... Read More →
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Torio Van Grol

Torio Van Grol was first discovered by a gentleman naturalist in 1676, causing an uproar among the clergy, who claimed that he was placed on Earth by God as a test of faith. After much careful study, Torio has been widely accepted as real, though some controversy lingers. Many people believe that early humans coexisted peacefully with him, even caring for him and riding on his back as a form of transportation. But Torio is not strong enough to... Read More →
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Zach Martina

A supportive family, a loving relationship and kids who adore him, the American Dream. Unless you’re Zach Martina, then it’s a recipe for skepticism and anxiety. Using sarcastic wit, creative wordplay and a loveable arrogance, Zach has been bringing his big personality to crowds across America, and they just won’t stop laughing. | | Performing at clubs and festivals across nationwide, Zach has had the good fortune to... Read More →



Saturday January 31, 2015 10:00pm - 11:45pm
Doc's Lab 124 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

10:15pm

Get Yucked Up with Andrew Holmgren, David Gborie, Luke Lockfeld, Keith D'Souza and guests Marcia Belsky, Daniel Humbarger and Ryan Schutt
Andrew Holmgren and David Gborie like to party, HARD. It's with that spirit that they present Get Yucked Up, their wildy successful monthly stand-up showcase to SF Sketchfest. The guys will be featuring some of their favorite local acts along with some hard hitting out of towners. Squares beware. $15

Performers
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Andrew Holmgren

Comedian Andrew Holmgren embodies a rare combination of humility and good looks rarely seen before on this planet. The laid-back jokester performs with a certain reverence for irreverence and his succinct, clever sense of humor has caused people to call him a smart-ass more times than he cares to remember. Holmgren comes to party, based out of San Francisco, he was named one of 2013’s “comics to watch” by SF Weekly and was named... Read More →
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Daniel Humbarger

Daniel is an attorney-turned-comedian, but if you ask him, he's a purveyor of humor and ideology. Daniel's stand-up is inspired from real life experiences and observations, which he uses to create completely original material. Everything from infidelity to world travel to bad career choices and death have become topics of discussion for Daniel. Being raise white trash, Daniel uses his dark sense of humor to explore subjects that are smart, weird... 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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Keith D'Souza

Keith D. is a funny comedian, published writer, and mediocre actor.  | | He has performed stand-up at SF Sketchfest, Comedy Day in Golden Gate Park, as well as various comedy clubs, festivals, and bars around the country. His raucous style of "punk rock comedy" has won the hearts and drinks of many audience members. | | "We went with D'souza and he was fuckin' hilarious"-Doug Stanhope | Doug Stanhope's Podcast, Episode 41... Read More →
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Luke Lockfeld

Luke Lockfeld; San Francisco Native has been doing stand up in the bay area for over 6 years. His unhindered ability to make people laugh has brought him city-wide fame as well as nationwide respect. Some people thought he was stoppable, boy were they wrong! His laid back presence and attitude captivates audiences, and his cleverly devised material consisting of ingenious one liners and developed bits (ok; there mostly one liners) surprises and... Read More →
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Marcia Belsky

Despite being raised as a little Jewish lady in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where a man’s best friends are his Bible and his gun, and his worst enemy is some loud mouthed girl who thinks she might got something to say, Marcia Belsky still learned how to read and write good and to love to laugh. After moving to Portland, Oregon at 18, she performed all around the Pacific NW and Northern California until making the recent jump to NYC, where... Read More →
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Ryan Schutt

When Ryan gets the opportunity to talk at a group of strangers with a microphone, he tries to relate to them by drawing from his pathetically shallow reservoir of life experience. Staying comfortably within the bounds of his limited knowledge and interests, his material focuses heavily on things that bother him, getting bothered by things, and the relationship between him and things that are bothersome. It goes without saying that it is clearly... Read More →



Saturday January 31, 2015 10:15pm - 11:45pm
Brava Studio Theater 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:30pm

Speechless with guests Caitlin Gill, David Dineen-Porter, Brendan Lynch, Rick Overton and Red Scott (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

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.

Created by Sammy Wegent and produced by the brains behind Mortified SF and NYC's FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME, Speechless puts entertainers, entrepreneurs, and audience members on the spot with nothing more than a stage, a microphone and a PowerPoint deck full of images that they've never seen.

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 — and then our presenters do the best job they can to try to get through the show while attempting to leave the audience Speechless.

Speechless has been growing from the monthly comedy/tech industry show almost 2 years ago to launching shows in NYC and LA, performing in huge conferences like GOOGLE I/O, being featured in Newsweek, and The Wall St Journal, doing various corporate training events from NY to India, & all over the world for clients such as Google, IDEO, and The Gates Foundation. $15 All Ages

Performers
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Brendan Lynch

Brendan Lynch has generated a huge buzz around his act—a mix of absurdist musings, wry observation, and spot-on off-the-cuff crowd work. He is regarded by fans and the press as a must-see comedian in the Bay Area and beyond. In 2013, Brendan was named one of the "Best San Francisco Comedians To Watch" by SF Weekly and in 2014 was named "Best Comedian In Silicon Valley" by Metro Silicon Valley. Brendan was also last year's runner-up in The... 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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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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Red Scott

Offstage, Red enjoys exploring the ways an individual can be indoors and fully protected from the Sun. He beat 146 comics to win the 2010 Rooster T Feathers Comedy Competition. He performed at 2011-2014 SF Sketchfest, including appearing in Jimmy Pardo's "Write Now!" in 2013. His "Game of Thrones" podcast, “Boars, Gore, and Swords” has twice been featured on the website BoingBoing. He performs all over the Bay Area, and is a regular... Read More →
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Rick Overton

Rick Overton has been doing standup comedy and improv since 1971 and has been an active member of Totally Looped since the beginning. He's appeared in over 100 films and countless TV episodics. He will be on the upcoming series "Rake" with Greg Kinnear in March. Rick will also be appearing in Marlon Wayans' hilarious sequel "Haunted House II" in March as well. Rick is weird but he is saving up to be an Eccentric.



Saturday January 31, 2015 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Stage Werx 446 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

10:30pm

DJ Real's Pitch Show with Nick Stargu and guests George Chen, Jesse Elias, Ivan Hernandez, Colin Mahan, Johan Miranda, Land Smith, Dave Thomason, and Scott Vermiere
Pitch! is Nick Stargu’s new live show, where performers pitch crazy ideas for video games, movies, tv shows and more! $15 21+

Performers
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Colin Mahan

Colin Mahan fell into a timehole and was catapulted into the year 20XX, then transformed into post-apocalytic lazercop Brace Sunglasses and led the fuzzy Underbots in a revolt against Master Program Z. After retiring to civilian life, Sunglasses did voices for video games and web cartoons, and appeared in MTV, VH1, The Man Show, shelved comedy pilots, and other content filling the DirecTV mid-level bundle
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Dave Thomason

Dave Thomason is a stand-up comedian living in Los Angeles. He has appeared on “Adam Devine’s House Party” on Comedy Central, and was a finalist in the Comedy Central UP NEXT Competition. He performs at festivals across the country, including the SF Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival. Dave’s stand-up has also been featured on NPR’s “Snap Judgment”.
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DJ Real

Nick Stargu is a musician, comedian, and writer who is best know for his musical comedy act, DJ REAL, which has been featured in the San Francisco Sketch Festival, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, the San Francisco Comedy Competition, and more. And he’s opened for Devo!. Nick also performs as Imaginary Radio with comedy partner, Drennon Davis. For more info, check out www.djrealsmells.com! | | “…DJ REAL was a very strange... Read More →
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George Chen

George Chen was a musician, writer, and event organizer before finding a place in standup comedy. The past few years have seen him establishing the beloved weekly showcase Cynic Cave at Lost Weekend Video in San Francisco. The anachronistic video store is also home to the monthly multimedia comedy show Talkies. | | In addition to these regular appearances, throughout 2013 George performed at Holy Fuck, SF Sketchfest, Savage Henry Independent... Read More →
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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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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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Johan Miranda

Johan Miranda is a Peruvian American comedian that has established himself in the Bay Area comedy scene. San Francisco Magazine exemplified him as a comedian you should know you about. Johan has been featured at the 2014 SF Sketchfest, 2014 Bridgetown Comedy Festival, 2014 Small Town Comedy Festival, 2014 Savage Henry Magazine Comedy Festival, 2014 Sacramento Comedy Festival, 2014 10,000 Laughs Comedy Festival, & has appeared on PBS... Read More →
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Land Smith

Land Smith was born in a hole. He eats birds, twigs, and seeds. People are frightened at first because they think he is a talking Easter Island head, but they are quickly put at ease by his brilliant one-liners and on-stage confidence. He has performed at the Punch Line, Berkeley Art Museum, SF Sketchfest 2013, and is a co-producer of the multimedia comedy show Talkies. | | "Land Smith is really going places, comedy-wise." | | "Everybody... Read More →
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Scott Vermeire

Scott Vermeire is a performer based in Oakland, California.  Scott’s work falls mostly into the realm of improvised and scripted performance with a focus on satire, humor, and the use of subtle farce.  Scott’s work is split between solo and collaborative performance.  On his own, Scott performs monologues and presentation-format pieces.  In collaboration, he is in two ongoing groups: Sad Vicious and Wonderment... Read More →



10:30pm

The Groundlings: The Black Version with Jordan Black, Daniele Gaither, Phil LaMarr, Karen Maruyama, Gary Anthony Williams and Cedric Yarbrough (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

An all African-American cast of seasoned improv specialists from the world-famous troupe The Groundlings asks the audience to suggest a popular film title and then performs the "black version" of that movie. And with experienced and talented performers like Cedric Yarbrough, Gary Anthony Williams, Daniele Gaither, Phil LaMarr and creator Jordan Black in on the fun, audiences are sure to see off-the-cuff comedy at its best. The cast's stellar credits range from "Saturday Night Live" and "Mad TV" to "The Boondocks" and "Reno 911!" $25 All Ages

Performers
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Cedric Yarbrough

Cedric Yarbrough's television credits include Comedy Central's hit "Reno 911!", Adult Swim's Peabody award winning "The Boondocks" & guest appearances on "Curb Your Enthusiasm", "Key & Peele" & "Comedy Bang Bang". Some of his film credits include "The 40 Year Old Virgin", "Get Smart", "Four Christmases" & "Black Dynamite. Cedric is currently recurring on 3 televisions shows, "The Goldbergs", "Rake" & "The Soul Man".
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Daniele Gaither

Daniele Gaither is widely recognized (primarily by young Mexican-American men, sailors and prison inmates) for her work on "MADtv" (Fox). She starred in half-hour prime time series "The Rerun Show" (NBC) and prime time sketch comedy show "Hype" (WB). Daniele grew up mostly in Minnesota, majored in Performance Studies at Northwestern University and is an alumna of Groundlings Main Company. Right now you can catch her on stage at the Groundlings in... Read More →
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Gary Anthony Williams

Gary recently appeared in the films "The Internship" with Vince Vaughn and "The Factory" along with John Cusack. You can catch him in new episodes of "Whose Line is it Anyway,""Mike and Molly" and "Baby Daddy." He has recurred on "The Soul Man," "Raising Hope," "Malcolm in the Middle," and "Weeds." He was a series regular on "Boston Legal" as well as "Blue Collar Comedy." Film work includes "Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle," "Undercover... Read More →
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Jordan Black

Jordan Black is a former writer for "Saturday Night Live," the creator of The Black Version and an alum of the Groundlings Improv Theater. He has been a series regular on several shows including "Punk'd" and "Halfway Home" on Comedy Central. His voice has been heard on "South Park" and "The Cleveland Show" and he’s been seen and heard on "Arrested Development," "Family Tree," "Community," "Key & Peele," "2 Broke Girls," "How I Met... Read More →
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Karen Maruyama

Karen Maruyama is an alumna of the Groundlings theater in Los Angeles. Her recent television credits include “Arrested Development,” “Two Broke Girls,” “Shameless,” and “The Neighbors.” She was also in the film “The Campaign” as the wise acre maid. In addition to directing the Black Version, Karen directs shows at the Groundlings and is a member of the directing faculty at the American... Read More →
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Phil LaMarr

A Los Angeles native, Phil is an alumnus of Yale University and The Groundlings where he worked alongside such comedic stars as Jennifer Coolidge, Kathy Griffin and Will Ferrell. Phil is best known as one of the original cast members of "Mad TV" and as "Marvin" in "Pulp Fiction." | | In addition to appearances in films like "Step Brothers," "Free Enterprise" and "Real Steel," and TV shows such as "NYPD Blue," “Curb Your... Read More →



Saturday January 31, 2015 10:30pm - 11:45pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

10:30pm

Dark Room Showcase: Clyde McFly, The Grind and DJ Faucet, Hosted by Sarah Kenny
SF Sketchfest is proud to present some of the best up and coming sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and the world! $15 All Ages

Performers
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Clyde McFly

Clyde McFly drops the props and fancy lighting for a two-man sketch revue that’s kinetic, real and immediate. Watch Matt Noonan and Mike Trehy wax wise and get winded through a variety of characters and situations. Clyde McFly debuted at UCB Los Angeles in Summer of 2013, enjoyed a run at Second City Hollywood the following winter and has been performing around Los Angeles since. Noonan and Trehy have studied and performed at iO, Second... Read More →
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DJ Faucet

Absurd, energetic, and equally dark and joyful, iO West main stage sketch team DJ Faucet pulls from everything from clowning to 1960s sitcoms to pop culture to make bombastic, clever sketch comedy. Whether they’re sending a clown to the hospital bedside of a dead man, running through the theater on walkie-talkies to carry out a sniper mission, or have their dicks stuck in a Chinese finger trap, expect big, ridiculous sketches. Members... Read More →
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Sarah Kenny

I took a stand up class at Second City in Chicago and have been doing stand up for 2 years now. In Chicago I performed at Second City, Zanies & Jokes and Notes. Here in Los Angeles I've performed at the Ice House, The Comedy Store, the Loft Ensemble Theater and numerous other venues around the city. 
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The Grind

The Grind is long form improv from the guys who own Mi's Westside Comedy Theater in Santa Monica, CA. They've been performing together for over 15 years and have been seen on "The League," "Key and Peele," "Modern Family," "Justified," "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," Funny or Die, Playboy TV, "Manswers," "MadTV," and include the host of Speed Channel's "The List" and the co-creator/star of "Epic Rap Battles of History!" Come see what many people consider... Read More →



Saturday January 31, 2015 10:30pm - 11:45pm
Dark Room 2263 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:30pm

Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction with Bryan Cook and guests Drennon Davis, Clare O'Kane, Matt Lieb, Emmett Montgomery, Laraine Newman, Jules Posner, Zach Sherwin, Eliza Skinner, and Shane Torres
Bryan Cook hosts the live show and podcast that holds the esteemed honor of being the internet’s #1 most trusted source for Muppet boners and horny loners. Comedians compete writing and performing Erotic Fan Fiction pieces, based upon their whims or audience suggestion.

Rolling Stone listed the show as one of its “Best Comedy Podcasts Right Now,” calling it “foul, outrageous… and compelling” with jokes that “transcend porn mechanics to become a titillating delight.”

Come see why Laughspin.Com said CEFF "might be one of my favorite comedy shows I’ve ever taken in. Period." Co-presented by Litquake $25 21+

Due to a change in his schedule, Derek Sheen will no longer be appearing.  

Performers
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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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Clare O'Kane

Clare O’Kane is an actress and comedian from San Jose, California. She has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and SF Sketchfest. She recently toured the great United States of America with some of her buds on the Shitty Kisses Comedy Tour. She has been described as “sarcastic” and “half-Asian”. When she’s not sneezing or whatever, Clare travels around the country to... Read More →
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Drennon Davis

From his elaborate characters and sketches, to his provocative songs and animation, Drennon Davis has made a name for himself as one of the most innovative minds in today’s comedy scene. His live performances of the festival favorite, The Imaginary Radio Program combine live music and beat-boxing with one-man sketches into a showthat the Los Angeles Comedy Bureau writes "not only lives up to its name, but  exceeds expectation in what... Read More →
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Eliza Skinner

Eliza Skinner is an LA based comedian who TimeOutNY described as “definitely one to watch.” She has recently worked as a staff writer at Funny or Die and as both a staff writer and correspondent on FX’s "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell." She also appeared on the new version VH1’s Best Week Ever. Eliza has performed all over the world, including SXSW, the NY Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe. She has appeared on... Read More →
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Emmett Montgomery

Born in Utah, based in Seattle, Emmett Montgomery is a storyteller, comedian and artist who first found the stand-up stage in 2004 and has been failing beautiful ever since. Emmett has been involved in a lot of things including critically acclaimed comedy collectives, post-apocalyptic variety shows, underground wrestling leagues and family friendly comedy nights in pizza restaurants. Mr. Montgomery has been featured the film “Seattle Komedy... Read More →
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Jules Posner

Jules Posner is a stand up comedian and San Francisco native. He has been described as a comedian who, “puts the ‘b’ in subtle”. Jules started performing stand up in the San Francisco Bay Area in January of 2009 and has established himself as a fixture in the comedy community. Jules has been featured on Jokes.com’s "No Drink Minimum," Rooftopcomedy.com’s "Road Trip" on Hulu and Time Out New York Magazine... 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. A fact that none of her comedian friends will ever let her live down. | | At the age of 19 she appeared in the New Theatre For Now at the Mark Taper Forum and was... Read More →
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Matt Lieb

Matt Lieb is a comedian, writer, actor and street musician/Bone Thugs-N-Harmony cover band. He was named “one of my all-time favorite Bay Area performers” by the award-winning SF blog Courting Comedy and described as “extremely talented, charmingly dark and genuinely pleasant.” He won 2nd place at the 2004 KZSC Comedy Competition, but the guy who won 1st place no longer does comedy so Matt basically won 1st place. He... Read More →
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Shane Torres

Shane Torres has been performing his honest and personal brand of comedy for the past five years. In 2012 he performed as part of Comedy Central’s "Comics to Watch." Shane has also been seen at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, Oregon; the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in Atlanta; and the Seattle International Comedy Competition. In 2013 he won Helium Comedy Club’s Funniest Person in Portland Contest after placing second in... Read More →
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Zach Sherwin

Zach Sherwin is a comedian and rapper based in Los Angeles. His television credits include “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell” (FX) and “The Pete Holmes Show” (TBS), as well as appearances on E!, VH1, and CNN Headline News. He also writes for and performs in the blockbuster YouTube series “Epic Rap Battles of History,” playing such characters as Stephen King, Sherlock Holmes, and Egon Spengler; the digital... Read More →



Saturday January 31, 2015 10:30pm - 11:45pm
Verdi Club 2424 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:30pm

The Meltdown with Kumail Nanjiani & Jonah Ray and guests Guy Branum, Matt Braunger, April Richardson and Harland Williams (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail hails all the way from the back of a comic book store in Los Angeles, where not only has it been crowned one of the best standup show in LA by LA Weekly, LA Times, and Hollywood Reporter, but we also are our on TV show now! Check out our first season on Comedy Central, and come see why this is the only existing live standup show to get its own TV show as hosts Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani charm your pants off and welcome some very special guests! $30 18+ (unless accompanied by parent or guardian)

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April Richardson

Hey! I’m April Richardson — I grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, and now reside in Los Angeles. I really, really enjoy performing stand-up comedy and have done so at places like Comedy Death-Ray, Portland’s Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Seattle’s Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival, and more fancy names that may (or may not?) impress you. (I also made Glenn Danzig laugh once — true story — so I’M LEGIT... Read More →
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Guy Branum

Guy Branum is a writer and comedian best known for serving as “Staff Homosexual” on “Chelsea Lately” and his performance as Natalie Portman’s sassy gay friend in “No Strings Attached.” Noticing a trend? He’s appeared on E!, MTV, G4, CurrentTV and lots of other channels you’d need to upgrade your cable to watch. He’s also a writer for the new season of “Punk’d” on MTV... Read More →
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Harland Williams

Harland is known for his diverse career in the entertainment industry. From acting in his many TV and movie roles, his live stand up comedy routines, numerous stand up specials and his regular appearances on late night talk shows. | | Harland has also written and illustrated eight children’s books and several humor books as well. He is the voice behind many popular cartoon characters in both TV and film including ‘Monster’ on... Read More →
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Jonah Ray

Jonah Ray is a writer/comedian originally from Kailua, Oahu. He’s written and performed on shows like “Human Giant,” “Supernews,” “Attack of the Show,” Comedy Central’s “Live At Gotham” and “Web Soup.” A co-host on the Nerdist Podcast with Chris Hardwick, Jonah also puts together a weekly comedy show at Meltdown Comic Books in Los Angeles, Ca with Kumail Nanjiani. Be sure... Read More →
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Kumail Nanjiani

Kumail is a tireless Los Angeles-based writer and performer who has been featured in Variety's "10 Comics to Watch," the Hollywood Reporter's "10 Rising Comedy Talents" and New York Magazine's "10 Comedians that Funny People Find Funny." He's toured with Stella, Eugene Mirman, and Zach Galifianakis and has been seen performing stand-up on "Conan," "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," "The Late Show with David Letterman," and "Jimmy Kimmel Live." He... Read More →
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Matt Braunger

Matt Braunger was raised in Portland, Oregon. An actor since childhood, Matt studied theatre in New York and improvisation in Chicago under such luminaries as Susan Messing and Del Close.Matt’s television credits include a recurring role on NBC’s "Up All Night," a series regular role on "MADtv," and various roles on "The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien," "The Late Show with David Letterman," "United States of Tara," "Pushing... Read More →



Saturday January 31, 2015 10:30pm - 11:45pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
 
Monday, February 2
 

7:30pm

'The Princess Bride' Quote-Along Party Screening with very special guest Cary Elwes (NEW DATE) (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

NEW DATE -- Due to a change in Cary Elwes’ schedule, the screening of THE PRINCESS BRIDE (with Cary Elwes in attendance) will now take place on Monday, February 2 at 7:30pm (still at The Castro Theatre). If you already have tickets, they will be honored at the door -- all ticket holders will be contacted and given the option of a refund. Thank you and sorry for the inconvenience!


A Quote-Along screening of "The Princess Bride" with Cary Elwes live in person? Inconceivable! But true!

SF Sketchfest and Alamo Drafthouse’s The Action Pack have teamed up to create an incredible one-night-only event that may be the greatest celebration of "The Princess Bride" of all time: AS YOU WISH.

The night will begin with a Quote-Along screening of the film where audience members will be encouraged to call out all of their favorite lines from the film. And in true “Rocky Horror” fashion, everyone will also receive a collection of props to bring the action on screen out into the theater.

Wave your inflatable sword in the air when you cry out “My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” And have fun storming the castle with hundreds of other Princess Bride fans in the beautiful Castro Theatre!

After the movie, join the Action Pack’s Henri Mazza in an extended conversation and Q&A with the Dread Pirate Roberts himself, Cary Elwes! Henri and Mr. Elwes will discuss all of the best anecdotes and behind-the-scenes stories from the making of one of the most beloved movies of all time, then the floor will be open for you to question the Man in Black as well. So lace up your boots, draw your swords, and prepare for a miracle because this is true love. You think this happens every day?

“Aaaaaaaas... Youuuuu... Wiiiiiiiiiiiish!”

Find out more about Cary Elwes new memoir at AsYouWishBook.com
$27.50 All Ages

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Cary Elwes

Photo by Miranda Penn Turin. | | Actor Cary Elwes is known for his roles in "Robin Hood: Men In Tights," "Twister," "Bram Stoker's Dracula," and "Saw," but it's his role as "Westley" in one of Hollywood's most popular and successful films to cross generations, "The Princess Bride," dubbed "one of the greatest love stories ever told," and ranked by the Writer's Guild of America as one of the top 100 screenplays ever produced. Elwes brings this... Read More →



Monday February 2, 2015 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro St., San Francisco, CA 94114

8:00pm

Mortified (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

Share the shame at our special Sketchfest themed show: “MORTIFIED ROCKS YOU LIKE A HURRICANE”: An all music themed event! Hear our funniest pieces from the past decade highlighting the crazy effects music has on teens! See awful teen metal & rap lyrics, awkward music videos, pathetic diaries written to rockstars, and all things hilarious and Mortified! With special guests and house band The Freeze!

Mortified has been making audiences laugh and cringe to sold out shows for the past 13 years, in 9 different cities. Hear adults share their actual, embarrassing and hilarious teen diaries,poems,letters, and more in front of total strangers.

Our performers range from comedy professionals to total amateurs, all in the noble pursuit of cathartic self degradation.

www.getmortified.com $20 All Ages


Monday February 2, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

'Groundhog Day' on Groundhog Day: Film Screening and special Tobolowsky Files with Stephen Tobolowsky (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

What better way to celebrate a giant rodent seeing his shadow than a screening of the beloved Bill Murray deja vu comedy "Groundhog Day?" SF Sketchfest is thrilled to screen the film on the day itself, followed by a special Tobolowsky Files, the award-winning storytelling show and podcast by veteran character actor Stephen Tobolowsky (who stars in the film as the hilariously irritation Ned "BING!" Ryerson). Don't miss your chance to relive this special film over and over again and listen to engaging yarns by a true master storyteller! $20 All Ages

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Stephen Tobolowsky

Stephen Tobolowsky is one of the leading character actors in film today. USA Today listed Stephen as the 9th most frequently seen actor in movies. He has appeared over 200 movies and television shows. He is best known for playing Ned Ryerson in "Groundhog Day," Sammy Jankis in "Memento," Werner Brandes in "Sneakers," Happy Chapman in "Garfield," and Mr. Bates in "Freaky Friday." | | On television, he has played Tor Ekland on "Seinfeld," Hugo... Read More →



Monday February 2, 2015 8:00pm - 10:15pm
Roxie Theatre 3117 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
 
Tuesday, February 3
 

8:00pm

Good Neighbor with Beck Bennett, Kyle Mooney, Nick Rutherford and Dave McCary (SOLD OUT)
SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://sfsketchfest.com/x/how-to-purchase/ for info.

Good Neighbor is a sketch comedy group comprised of Beck Bennett, Kyle Mooney, Nick Rutherford, and filmmaker Dave McCary. The group moved from Los Angeles to New York to work on the iconic long-running "Saturday Night Live," Mooney and Bennett as featured players, Rutherford as a writer, and McCary as a video director, making this the second time the show has added multiple members of an existing video sketch group after The Lonely Island in 2005.

Founded in 2007, Good Neighbor quickly amassed millions of YouTube hits with their sketch videos before the four members signed a contract with Maker Studios to release content via their own individual channels in 2011. The group does live sketch too, performing regularly at LA's Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, where they've mounted two original sketch shows in addition to a slew of other credits at the theater. Prior to landing on "SNL," Good Neighbor, filmed a Comedy Central pilot, "The Good Neighbor Show," which was produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay via their company Gary Sanchez. $28 18+ (unless accompanied by parent or guardian)

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Good Neighbor

Good Neighbor is a sketch comedy group comprised of Beck Bennett, Kyle Mooney, Nick Rutherford, and filmmaker Dave McCary. The group moved from Los Angeles to New York to work on the iconic long-running "Saturday Night Live," Mooney and Bennett as featured players, Rutherford as a writer, and McCary as a video director, making this the second time the show has added multiple members of an existing video sketch group after The Lonely Island in... Read More →



Tuesday February 3, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

8:00pm

SF Sketchfest Tribute to Penn & Teller in conversation with Adam Savage
SF Sketchfest is thrilled to pay tribute to magic and comedy icons Penn & Teller, whose prolific partnership has yielded live shows, films, television series, books and countless awards. Their 14-year run at The Rio in Las Vegas makes them one of the longest running and most beloved shows in Las Vegas history, while their acclaimed Showtime series “Penn & Teller: BS!” was nominated for 13 Emmys and was the longest series in the history of the network. Throughout almost 40 years performing together, Penn & Teller have had sold out runs on Broadway, multiple world tours, written three New York Times bestsellers, and have created or appeared on countless television networks, including Emmy-winning specials for ABC, NBC and Comedy Central. They also produced two critically lauded documentaries, the comedian-studded “The Aristocrats” and most recently the spectacular “Tim’s Vermeer.” SF Sketchfest welcomes the brilliant magicians back to San Francisco where, in the 70’s and 80’s, they had a successful run at the erstwhile Phoenix theatre. Don’t miss this rare event with Penn & Teller in an evening of candid discussion, audience Q&A, video clips and a couple of Penn & Teller’s classic magic tricks performed live! Moderated by Adam Savage ("Mythbusters") $30 All Ages

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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 anything else you can think of. | | The son of a filmmaker/painter and a psychotherapist, Adam has been making his own toys since he was allowed to... Read More →
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Penn & Teller

For 40 years Penn & Teller have defied labels—and at times physics and good taste—by redefining the genre of magic and inventing their own very distinct niche in comedy. | | With sold out runs on Broadway, world tours, Emmy-winning TV specials and hundreds of outrageous appearances on everything from "Letterman" to "Fallon," "Friends" to "The Simpsons," "Chelsea Lately" to "Top Chef," comedy’s only team show no signs of... Read More →



Tuesday February 3, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro St., San Francisco, CA 94114

8:00pm