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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... 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... Read More →
avatar for Paul and Storm

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... 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... 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... Read More →
avatar for Maronzio Vance

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
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... 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... Read More →
avatar for Max Silvestri

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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
avatar for White Women

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... 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... 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... Read More →
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... Read More →
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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
avatar for Casey Ley

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... Read More →
avatar for Gabe Morales

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... Read More →
avatar for Janine Brito

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... Read More →
avatar for Katie Compa

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... Read More →
avatar for Lauren Maul

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... Read 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
avatar for Ron Funches

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... Read More →
avatar for Sean Donnelly

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... 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... 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
avatar for Mark Normand

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... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Wolf

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... Read More →
avatar for Nicole Calasich

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... 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
avatar for Allison Mick

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... Read More →
avatar for Ed Galvez

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... Read More →
avatar for Erik Krasner

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... Read More →
avatar for Hayden Greif-Neill

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... Read More →
avatar for Marty Archibald

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... Read More →
avatar for Shanti Charan

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... Read More →
avatar for Steven Wilber

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... Read More →
avatar for Walker Glenn

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →



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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
avatar for JR De Guzman

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... 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... 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
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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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.
avatar for Katie Compa

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →



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
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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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
avatar for Andy Dick

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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
avatar for Cole Stratton

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... 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... 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... 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... 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 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
avatar for Jonathan Larroquette

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
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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... 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... 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... Read More →
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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →



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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →



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... 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... 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... Read More →
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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
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Eugene Mirman

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

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
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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... 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... 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... Read More →
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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... 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... 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... 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... 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
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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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
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... 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... Read More →
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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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
avatar for Cole Stratton

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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
avatar for Cara Tramontano

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... 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... 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... Read More →
avatar for Ed Galvez

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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
avatar for Tony Sam

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... 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
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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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
avatar for Bobby Tisdale

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... Read More →
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Eugene Mirman

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

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
avatar for Jess Harnell

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... 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... 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... 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... 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
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... 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... 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+

Performers
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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →



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... 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... Read More →



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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
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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... 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... 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

Performers
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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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
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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... 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... 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
avatar for Joe Klocek

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... 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... 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... 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... 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
avatar for Brian Palermo

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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 comedy clubs and perf... 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... 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
avatar for Johnny Steele

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... 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... 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... 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
avatar for George Chen

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... 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... Read More →
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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... 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... 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... 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
avatar for Charles

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
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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 comedy clubs and perf... 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... 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... 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... 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
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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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
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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... Read More →
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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →



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... 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... 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... Read More →
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Laraine Newman

Laraine Newman is a native of Los Angeles and began her career at the age of 15 when the improv group she worked with was hired to bring culture and self-expression to the youth of East LA and South Central. | | After High School she went to Paris and studied mime with Marcel Marceau... Read More →
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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... 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 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
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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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
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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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
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... Read More →
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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
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Laraine Newman

Laraine Newman is a native of Los Angeles and began her career at the age of 15 when the improv group she worked with was hired to bring culture and self-expression to the youth of East LA and South Central. | | After High School she went to Paris and studied mime with Marcel Marceau... Read More →
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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... 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... 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... Read More →
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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... 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
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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... 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... Read More →
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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... 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... 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... 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
avatar for David Gborie

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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
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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... 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... Read More →
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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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
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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
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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... 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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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
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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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
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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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
avatar for David Gborie

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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
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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
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Laraine Newman

Laraine Newman is a native of Los Angeles and began her career at the age of 15 when the improv group she worked with was hired to bring culture and self-expression to the youth of East LA and South Central. | | After High School she went to Paris and studied mime with Marcel Marceau... Read More →
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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... 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... 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... Read More →
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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
avatar for Lydia Popovich

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... 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... 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... 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... 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
avatar for Andrew Holmgren

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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
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... 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... Read More →
avatar for David Dineen-Porter

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... 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... 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... Read More →



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
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... Read More →
avatar for Dave Thomason

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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
avatar for Cedric Yarbrough

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... Read More →
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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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
avatar for Clyde McFly

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... 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... 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... 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... 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
avatar for Bryan Cook

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
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Laraine Newman

Laraine Newman is a native of Los Angeles and began her career at the age of 15 when the improv group she worked with was hired to bring culture and self-expression to the youth of East LA and South Central. | | After High School she went to Paris and studied mime with Marcel Marceau... Read More →
avatar for Matt Lieb

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... 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... 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... 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)

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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

Performers
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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... 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

Performers
avatar for Stephen Tobolowsky

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... 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)

Performers
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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... 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... 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... Read More →



Tuesday February 3, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro St., San Francisco, CA 94114

8:00pm

Nico Santos
Nico Santos was born and raised in the Philippines and now calls the US of A home. Though fresh off the boat, he has assimilated to American culture rather quickly by living in California by way of Portland, Oregon. He started doing stand-up in San Francisco. In just a short amount of time, Nico conquered the Bay Area comedy scene with his acute observations and quirky characters. He touches on his race, family and the queer dynamic among other things. Charming audiences all across the country with his sharp, sarcastic wit and outrageous sensibility, Nico has that rare ability to be crass and snarky while at the same time remaining completely likable. An absolute entertaining blend of silliness, sass and style. The SF Guardian has called him “perfectly inappropriate”, continually blurring the lines of what one might expect from him. His various television appearances include Showtime’s "Pride Comedy Jam," "Ground Floor" on TBS and "2 Broke Girls" on CBS. He has written for E! Network’s "Fashion Police" and was a regular panelist on "Chelsea Lately." In 2014, Nico took part in the annual CBS Diversity Comedy Showcase, beating out thousands of applicants and receiving a talent holding deal in the process. He will also be making his film debut in Mall Cop: Blart 2 set to be released in 2015. You can follow him on facebook and on twitter @nicosantoscomic. Co-presented by Rooftop Comedy $16 18+ (unless accompanied by parent or guardian)

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Nico Santos

Nico Santos was born and raised in the Philippines and now calls the US of A home. Though fresh off the boat, he has assimilated to American culture rather quickly by living in California by way of Portland, Oregon. He started doing stand-up in San Francisco. In just a short amount... Read More →



Tuesday February 3, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

Don't Watch This Show Live! and Chardonnay, Hosted by Kaseem Bentley
Founded in 2012 by comedians Ryan Cronin and Bert DiVietri, Don’t Watch This Show LIVE! is like Saturday Night Live meets Funny or Die with a San Francisco twist. This live monthly stand-up, sketch, improv, and all-around hilarious comedy show features an array of improv stars, stand-up favorites, and talented actors from around the Bay Area.

Chardonnay is a San Francisco-based sketch comedy group that’s been winning over audiences with its biting wit and dry unoaked finish since 2009. Since forming under the original name Monday Night ForePlays, the group has grown to become a true comedic force, appearing in over 70 performances, and upholding a vision of creating sketch comedy that is written, directed and produced by women. $15 All Ages

Due to a change in their schedule, The Tim&Micah Project will no longer be appearing. 

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Chardonnay

Chardonnay is a San Francisco-based sketch comedy group that’s been intoxicating audiences with its biting wit, and smooth, unapologetic finish since 2009. The group has premiered more than fifteen original productions and has appeared in over 70 performances including SF Sketchfest... Read More →
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Don't Watch This Show Live!

Founded in 2012 by comedians Ryan Cronin and Bert DiVietri, Don’t Watch This Show LIVE! is like Saturday Night Live meets Funny or Die with a San Francisco twist. This live monthly stand-up, sketch, improv, and all-around hilarious comedy show features an array of improv stars... 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... Read More →



Tuesday February 3, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
 
Wednesday, February 4
 

7:00pm

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

Beginning with her early days on the scene in SoCal, comedian Margaret Co has always been the Agent Provocateur of stand up. Never one to shy away from a difficult, or even 'taboo' topic, there is no subject off limits. Her socially aware brand of comedy has made her both a thought leader as well as a teacher to those with open minds and open hearts.

An accomplished performer in all formats, Cho could be called the “Queen of all Media,” having conquered the worlds of film, television, books and theatre. She has three Grammy Award nominations for Best Comedy Album under her belt. Her tours sell-out, and she’s had two shows debut Off-Broadway (I'm The One That I Want and The Sensuous Woman). She has made an indelible mark in television, starting in 1994 with the network comedy All American Girl, followed by one of the first “reality sitcoms” to air on VH1, The Cho Show and most recently starring in the Lifetime series Drop Dead Diva for all six seasons. The film and DVD releases of her stand up have broken records – literally, with I'm The One That I Want holding the title for ‘most money grossed per print’ for an independent film. Her other releases, which Cho fans collect and swap with zeal, include Notorious C.H.O (2001), Assassin (2005), Revolution (2003), Beautiful (2009) and Cho Dependent (2011). Since 1999, Margaret has been responsible for the distribution and sale of all her content.

Cho also played North Korean leader Kim Jong Il on 30 Rock, which garnered her an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series. Along with writing and recording a follow up to the Cho Dependent music album, Margaret set out on tour with her show, Mother, which began in late summer, 2012 and included both a US and European Tour.

In the spring of 2014, Margaret wrapped filming on the pilot episode of Cabot College with 30 Rock pals Tina Fey and Matt Hubbard. “I am so honored and elated to be a part of this incredible project and I know everyone is going to fall madly in love with this show! Also I get to work with my hero Tina Fey!! It’s a dream come true!”

Equally as important to her as her work in entertainment is the causes she is passionate about. Margaret has been widely recognized for her work in the non-profit sector, lending her name, time and tireless work ethic to several charities, especially those involving gay rights and anti-bullying campaigns. In every segment of her life, Margaret is honest, adoring, passionate, uproarious and always entertaining. Margaret Cho is at her very best. $30 21+

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Margaret Cho

Margaret Cho | Beginning with her early days on the scene in SoCal, comedian Margaret Co has always been the Agent Provocateur of stand up. Never one to shy away from a difficult, or even 'taboo' topic, there is no subject off limits. Her socially aware brand of comedy has made her... Read More →



Wednesday February 4, 2015 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Verdi Club 2424 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

8:00pm

Wheels Off: The Rhett Miller Show with Michael Chabon, Paul F. Tompkins and John Vanderslice (NEW VENUE -- NOW AT COBB'S COMEDY CLUB)
The wildly popular Wheels Off: The Rhett Miller Show is back for its second consecutive year, featuring Rhett Miller (Old 97s) and his all-star friends. Modeled after old-school variety shows, Wheels Off features music, comedy, a little bit of discussion, and maybe even a skit here and there. This SF Sketchfest iteration features author Michael Chabon, comedian Paul F Tompkins and musician John Vanderslice. $25 All Ages

PLEASE NOTE: This show was originally scheduled at The Addition, which has closed. It has been moved to Cobb’s -- tickets must be re-purchased for ticket holders from the original The Addition tickets.  Click the BUY TICKETS link to re-purchase. Thanks and sorry for the inconvenience!

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John Vanderslice

The newest entry into John Vanderslice's deep and undeniably remarkable catalog is “White Wilderness,” and it's a record like no other he's made before. Here are nine new and wildly impressive JV songs captured live over three days in a unique collaboration with the Magik*Magik... Read More →
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Michael Chabon

Michael Chabon is an acclaimed and bestselling author whose works include the Pulitzer Prize–winning novel "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay" (2000). Chabon achieved literary fame at age twenty-four with his first novel, "The Mysteries of Pittsburgh" (1988), which was a... Read More →
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Paul F. Tompkins

Paul F. Tompkins hosts the Fusion channel’s "No, You Shut Up!", the web series "Speakeasy with Paul F. Tompkins," the podcasts The Pod F. Tompkast and The Dead Authors Podcast, and the live variety show Varietopia with Paul F. Tompkins at the West Hollywood theatre Largo at The... Read More →
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Rhett Miller

Rhett Miller is the front man and main songwriter of the hard-charging rock ‘n’ roll quartet the Old 97’s, as well as an accomplished solo artist. In addition to his nine studio albums with the 97’s (most recently "The Grand Theatre Volume One" and "The Grand Theatre Vol... Read More →



Wednesday February 4, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

8:00pm

Astrologically Incorrect with Liz Grant & Friends
Astrologically Incorrect Comedy w/Liz Grant and hilarious Aquariuses Reggie Steele and headliner Michael Meehan. A show for anyone who has an astrological sign and/or a birthday. $15 18+ (unless accompanied by parent or guardian)

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Liz Grant

Liz Grant has opened for Dana Carvey and Robin Williams, was a writer for George Carlin's laugh.com and a winner of The Brian Regan Impression Contest. She performs regularly at The Punch Line in San Francisco in the shows she produces, Dating Is Comedy and Astrologically Incorrect. She... Read More →



Wednesday February 4, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

The Tabernacle with Matt Lieb, Steve Post, Torio Van Grol and guest Dan St. Germain
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 guests include Janine Brito (FX), Thai Rivera (NUVO TV) 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, Stevie Post, and Matt Lieb. $10 All Ages

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Dan St. Germain

Dan St Germain was chosen as featured comic in Variety’s annual prestigious “10 Comics To Watch” list. Time Out New York has remarked that “St. Germain has a playful, freewheeling sensibility that sends the audience tumbling through daydreams of his design.” Dan’s Comedy... 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... 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... 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... Read More →



Wednesday February 4, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Dark Room 2263 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

8:00pm

Point Break Live: Even Sketchier for SF Sketchfest Edition
Point Break Live!, the live-action stage show that rocked SF for over two years is returning to the city for a very special "sketchy" version at the DNA Lounge! You DO NOT want to miss this “Ultimate Ride!”

Hailed as "So over the top you can't stop laughing!" by LA Weekly and "About the most dead-on dose of hilarity to ever be on stage!" by LA.com, Point Break Live! is a spoof of the 1991 blockbuster classic starring Patrick Swayze as Bodhi, the Zen-surfing leader of a gang of bank robbing adrenaline junkies called the Ex-Presidents, and Keanu Reeves as Johnny Utah, an ex-college football star turned undercover FBI Agent.

But the best part? YOU CAN BE KEANU!!! That's right -- at each performance the lead role (Johnny Utah) is played by an unrehearsed volunteer chosen directly from the crowd and voted for by the rest of the audience. One of the many reason that Variety raved it as “Hilarious!” Righteous BRAH!

Point Break Live! is not your typical theater experience (thank god). In fact, it might be the best stage adaptation of an action movie in the history of the world. The interaction literally spills out into the crowd as the cast robs banks, rips waves, catches tubes, blows shit up, skydives with loaded guns, and even chows down on hot meatball subs. "Utah, get me 2!"

Described by LA2day.com as “all-encompassing, wet, interactive, loud, extreme, and altogether awesome,” Point Break LIVE! is not the place to show off any new designer evening gowns. Leave your finery at home and don’t forget to buy a survival kit. You will get wet, you will be robbed at gunpoint, you will be spattered with fake blood and possibly even thrown on the floor by belligerent bank robbers or molested by over-sexed surfers, you might even get hit with a meatball sandwich. The audience is involved in the action to such a degree that HustlerofCulture.com proclaimed, “’Point Break LIVE!’ is the ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ for our generation.” $15-$25 All Ages


Wednesday February 4, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
DNA Lounge 2263 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

8:00pm

Mission CTRL with The Understudies, hosted by Adrian McNair
Two great groups come together for SF Sketchfest!

Mission CTRL is a San Francisco based sketch comedy startup. They are repeat performers at SF Sketchfest, creators of the world’s first ballet-horror-comedy, Duck Lake, and on the verge of of opening an 8,000 square foot performance venue with PianoFight. “SF Sketch
Legends” (TheLAist); “seriously funny shit” (7×7).

The Understudies’ theatrical style of improv creates a full three act play on the spot from a single suggestion. With influences ranging from Tennessee Williams to Neil Simon to Arthur Miller the genre of the production can be as varied as the stars in the sky. It’s two actors, in three acts, with no limits. The Understudies are Danny Jacobs and Seth Brown.

Hosted by Bay Area favorite Adrian McNair! $15 All Ages

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Adrian McNair

Adrian McNair is an East-Bay-based comedian who has made a big enough impression during his sophomore year of comedy to become a staple of the scene. He’s been featured at the San Jose Improv, Tommy T's, SF Punchline and is a favorite at independent showcases.
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Mission CTRL

Mission CTRL is a sketch comedy startup based in San Francisco. After years of disruptivecomedic innovation on stage and in video, Mission CTRL held their highly anticipated IPO in 2011 to billions in projected revenues.! | | They are repeat performers at SF Sketchfest, creators... Read More →
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The Understudies

It’s the big night. The audience is restless and the lights are hot, but legendary performers Basil Shaw III and Chad Krause are both out of commission. So The Understudies must go on and take the stage in their place… if only they knew which play they were going to perform... Read More →



Wednesday February 4, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

9:30pm

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

Beginning with her early days on the scene in SoCal, comedian Margaret Co has always been the Agent Provocateur of stand up. Never one to shy away from a difficult, or even 'taboo' topic, there is no subject off limits. Her socially aware brand of comedy has made her both a thought leader as well as a teacher to those with open minds and open hearts.

An accomplished performer in all formats, Cho could be called the “Queen of all Media,” having conquered the worlds of film, television, books and theatre. She has three Grammy Award nominations for Best Comedy Album under her belt. Her tours sell-out, and she’s had two shows debut Off-Broadway (I'm The One That I Want and The Sensuous Woman). She has made an indelible mark in television, starting in 1994 with the network comedy All American Girl, followed by one of the first “reality sitcoms” to air on VH1, The Cho Show and most recently starring in the Lifetime series Drop Dead Diva for all six seasons. The film and DVD releases of her stand up have broken records – literally, with I'm The One That I Want holding the title for ‘most money grossed per print’ for an independent film. Her other releases, which Cho fans collect and swap with zeal, include Notorious C.H.O (2001), Assassin (2005), Revolution (2003), Beautiful (2009) and Cho Dependent (2011). Since 1999, Margaret has been responsible for the distribution and sale of all her content.

Cho also played North Korean leader Kim Jong Il on 30 Rock, which garnered her an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series. Along with writing and recording a follow up to the Cho Dependent music album, Margaret set out on tour with her show, Mother, which began in late summer, 2012 and included both a US and European Tour.

In the spring of 2014, Margaret wrapped filming on the pilot episode of Cabot College with 30 Rock pals Tina Fey and Matt Hubbard. “I am so honored and elated to be a part of this incredible project and I know everyone is going to fall madly in love with this show! Also I get to work with my hero Tina Fey!! It’s a dream come true!”

Equally as important to her as her work in entertainment is the causes she is passionate about. Margaret has been widely recognized for her work in the non-profit sector, lending her name, time and tireless work ethic to several charities, especially those involving gay rights and anti-bullying campaigns. In every segment of her life, Margaret is honest, adoring, passionate, uproarious and always entertaining. Margaret Cho is at her very best. $30 21+

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Margaret Cho

Margaret Cho | Beginning with her early days on the scene in SoCal, comedian Margaret Co has always been the Agent Provocateur of stand up. Never one to shy away from a difficult, or even 'taboo' topic, there is no subject off limits. Her socially aware brand of comedy has made her... Read More →



Wednesday February 4, 2015 9:30pm - 11:00pm
Verdi Club 2424 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
 
Thursday, February 5
 

8:00pm

Dark Room Showcase: Chase & Stacey's Joyride, Chinese Ballroom Improv and The Comic Thread, Hosted by Cameron Vannini (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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Cameron Vannini

Cameron Vannini is a young, up and coming San Francisco based comedian. His sarcastic sense of humor and hilarious ability to share and examine his real life experiences, makes him a favorite in the bay area by both audiences & fellow comics alike. Having performed all over the country... Read More →
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Chase & Stacey's Joyride

Chase & Stacey’s Joyride takes you on a playful journey through sketches, songs and improv performed in a random order decided by YOU, the audience. Winner Best of Fest in Orlando, Ottawa and Calgary Fringe Festivals. | | "The best kind of sketch comedy show – fast, smart, consistently... Read More →
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Chinese Ballroom

Chinese Ballroom has performed a signature mixture of short and long-form improv for six years. Made up of playwrights, actors, stand-ups, and weirdos, Chinese Ballroom has improv'd sold out shows all over the Bay Area, including at the Exit, Phoenix and Stagewerx Theaters, a stranger's... Read More →
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The Comic Thread

Chicago-based troupe The Comic Thread is excited to be at SF Sketchfest for the first time! BEST GROUP: LA Comedy Fest; AUDIENCE CHOICE: Chicago Fringe Fest; EMMY AWARD WINNERS (Best Cinematography) for their web short "The Engagement Party." Aptly described as "Surrealistic comedy... Read More →



Thursday February 5, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Dark Room 2263 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

8:00pm

Imaginary Radio with Drennon Davis and guests DJ Real, Nina Daniels, Sean Keane and Mark Pitta
The Imaginary Radio Program is a musical/sketch/variety show created and hosted by comedian Drennon Davis starring a cast of talented comics and musicians (plus a few very special guests). Past Guests Have Included: Reggie Watts, Peter Serafinowicz, Aisha Tyler, Maria Bamford, DJ Douggpound, Baron Vaughn, Karen Kilgariff, TJ Miller, DJ REAL, The Bots, Brent Weinbach, Moshe Kasher, Chip Pope, Walsh Brothers, Ron Lynch, Rachel Bloom, Paul Gilmartin, Eliza Skinner, Janet Varney, Sam Simmons, James Adomian, Jake Weisman and The Baby Boys.

Some love for Imaginary Radio Program:

“If you venture into this awkward yet ultimately rewarding late-night show, you may well come out of it thinking that Drennon Davis is a bit of a genius.”
- The Times (UK)

“Tune in, for a show that's high on concept and adept in execution.”
- The Guardian

“If Davis isn’t the world’s foremost radio impressionist he’s definitely tuned somewhere near the top… The Imaginary RadioProgram may just be the most inspiring show about what you can create when your entire world revolves around radio, and not just your genitals.”
– Fest Magazine
$15 All Ages

Due to a change in her schedule, Caitlin Gill is no longer appearing. Nina Daniels has been added. 

Performers
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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... 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... Read More →
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Mark Pitta

Mark Pitta has been a comedian a long time.
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Nina Daniels

Nina Daniels can be seen at popular alt comedy spots such as UCB and the Nerdmelt, as well as comedy clubs around the country. Nina, a stand-up comedian on the rise, encapsulates audiences worldwide with her hilariously original autobiographical stories accompanied her best friend... Read More →
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Sean Keane

Sean Keane grew up on the cuddly streets of Pleasant Hill, California, before beginning his comedy career in the even-cuddlier town of Berkeley, where he ran UC Berkeley's humor magazine, The Heuristic Squelch, and produced a series of comedy shows. He began his standup career in... Read More →



Thursday February 5, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Stage Werx 446 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

8:00pm

Brent Weinbach: Appealing to the Mainstream with Stupid Time Machine
Brent Weinbach is weird. In this show, Brent attempts to adjust his quirky personality so that he can fit in with the world around him, which would be valuable to his career as a comedian and entertainer. Through an absurd and abstract discourse, Brent explores the ways in which he can appeal to a broader, streamlined audience, so that ultimately, he can become successful in show business.  Opening is New-Orleans based sketch group Stupid Time Machine.
$20 All Ages

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Brent Weinbach

Brent Weinbach is a stand-up comedian. He was a winner and recipient of the Andy Kaufman Award, which is given out once a year to recognize innovation in stand-up comedy. He has appeared on "Conan," "Lopez Tonight," Comedy Central, HBO, and toured with the Comedians of Comedy.
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Stupid Time Machine

Hailing from the dirty gulf, Stupid Time Machine is a New Orleans-based comedy group known for their original sketch revues and stone cold improv shows. They create funny things and travel the country showing them to strangers. The group’s members teach and perform as co-founders... Read More →



Thursday February 5, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

Stand-Up Spotlight: Arden Myrin / Dan St. Germain, hosted by Jason Downs
Arden Myrin ("Chelsea Lately") and Dan St. Germain ("Conan") team up for a great co-headlining night of stand-up comedy! Hosted by Jason Downs. $20 18+ (unless accompanied by parent or guardian)

Due to a change in his schedule, Mike Lawrence will no longer be appearing. Arden Myrin has been added. 

Performers
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Arden Myrin

Actress and comedian Arden Myrin has made over 100 appearances on "Chelsea Lately," and was seen recently in the Sundance films "Wrong Cops," "Bachelorette" and "Wrong." Arden was a cast member of "MadTV" for four years, and recently guested on "Orange is the New Black," "Hung," "Suburgatory... Read More →
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Dan St. Germain

Dan St Germain was chosen as featured comic in Variety’s annual prestigious “10 Comics To Watch” list. Time Out New York has remarked that “St. Germain has a playful, freewheeling sensibility that sends the audience tumbling through daydreams of his design.” Dan’s Comedy... Read More →
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Jason Downs

Hot off the heels of the release of his debut comedy album, "Excessive Talking," Jason Downs is one of the fastest-rising stars on the comedy scene today. Upon its release, "Excessive Talking" was instantly selected by iTunes as a Featured Album for an astonishing 17 weeks in a row... Read More →



Thursday February 5, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm

The Mission Position with Kate Willett, Matt Lieb, Trevor Hill, Jessica Sele and guests Josef Anolin, Shanti Charan, Aviva Siegel and Scott Simpson (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 touringheadliners 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+

Due to a change in his schedule, Matt O'Brien will no longer be appearing 

Performers
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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... 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... Read More →
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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... 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... 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... Read More →
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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... 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... 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... Read More →



8:00pm

RiffTrax Night of the Shorts 5: A Good Day to Riff Hard with Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett and guests Todd Barry, John Hodgman, Paul F. Tompkins, Janet Varney and Cole Stratton
Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett of "Mystery Science Theater 3000" and Rifftrax.com return to SF Sketchfest for a fifth edition of RiffTrax Shorts -- the guys will take on some of the worst PSA, educational, scientific and promotional shorts of yesteryear, and riff them into submission.

Joining the terrific trio are guest riffers Todd Barry ("Louie"), John Hodgman ("The Daily Show"), Paul F. Tompkins ("Best Week Ever"), frequent Rifftrax Presents team Cole Stratton ("Pop My Culture Podcast") and Janet Varney ("The Legend of Korra").

www.rifftrax.com $30 All Ages

Due to a change in his schedule, Adam Savage will no longer be appearing. 

Performers
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Bill Corbett

Bill Corbett is a principal writer and performer for RiffTrax.com. He’s also a former writer and actor for the cult TV show "Mystery Science Theater 3000," providing the voice and puppetry for the robot Crow (v. 2.0); as well as playing the all-powerful but clueless alien The Observer... 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... Read More →