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Friday, January 20
 

7:00pm PST

Studio Sets
The Brava Studio hosts some of the best up and coming stand-up comics hand-picked by the festival for this special series of shows! With Jeena Bloom, Baruch Porras HernandezTyler Jackson, Sean Keane, Veronica Kwiatkowski, Nick Skardarasy, Ally Taylor and Dan Weber, Hosted by Ivy Vasquez. ($22, All Ages)

Artists
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Ally Taylor

Ally Taylor, American Comedian and Writer, started doing Stand Up at the age of 19 in Portland, Oregon. Her fresh takes and dare-to-dream outlook have contributed to her success on stage and in the writers room as a Stand Up comedian and Screen Writer in Los Angeles. When she's not... Read More →
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Baruch Porras Hernandez

Baruch Porras Hernandez has toured the country as comedian and writer performing in clubs, fancy universities, strip clubs, bars, a cave once, and your dad's back porch. He's done comedy at the legendary Ruckus and Rumpus Review, hosted and performed at the Alameda Comedy Club, and... Read More →
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Dan Weber

Dan Weber grew up in Tillamook Oregon, or as he calls it, Alabama By The Sea. Having always wanted to do comedy, he waited a mere 24 years to start. The intervening time wasn't a total waste, as it provided him with a wealth of material to draw from.Dan talks on stage about all the... Read More →
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Ivy Vasquez

Ivy is a fresh and hilarious bay area comic! She brings a new outlook to navigating dating, living in the city and making the best of otherwise quirky situations! A must see and a bay area favorite.
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Jeena Bloom

Jeena Bloom is a transgender woman and comedian, dividing her time between Los Angeles and New York City. Her previous credits include Comedy Central, Vice TV, CNBC and more. She has been profiled in the LA Times and New York Magazine.
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Nick Skardarasy

Nick Skardarasy is a comedian, actor, and writer living in Los Angeles, CA.His work has been featured in CollegeHumor, Funny or Die, The A.V. Club, and TimeOutLA. He recently released his debut comedy special "Thin Walls - An evening with my neighbors" which was named one of the 100... Read More →
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Sean Keane

Sean Keane is a writer, stand-up, and co-host of the Roundball Rock NBA podcast. He wrote for Comedy Central’s “Another Period,” his work has appeared in McSweeney's, Audible.com, and Yardbarker, and he's performed at countless festivals, including SF Sketchfest, the Bridgetown... Read More →
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Tyler Jackson

Tyler Jackson is a standup from Los Angeles whose comedy is made up of a thousand little silly ideas, absurd puns, and pop culture references all smushed together. Tyler has performed on several prestigious comedy festivals, including The Onion Comedy Arts Festival, the New York Comedy... Read More →
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Veronica Kwiatkowski

Veronica Kwiatkowski is a stand-up comedian and writer based in Los Angeles, CA. She has performed at The Comedy Store, the Hollywood Improv, the Laugh Factory, and other venues around the country. She also hosts a monthly show, Hot Sets, in Los Angeles, CA. Veronica's comedy is a... Read More →



Friday January 20, 2023 7:00pm - 8:30pm PST
Brava Studio 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:00pm PST

The Black Pantherettes, Public Works and Surviving San Francisco: Still Got That Weak-Ass Fro
SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! With The Black Pantherettes, Public Works and Surviving San Francisco: Still Got That Weak-Ass Fro, Hosted by Julie Ash($22, All Ages)

Artists
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Julie Ash

Julie's comedic style is edgy and derisive, yet charming and relatable. Her favorite topics include dudes in their twenties, Bay Area tech startups, and dudes in their twenties who work for those startups. She has performed at Comedy Day 2021, The Stand in NYC, and placed 6th overall... Read More →
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Public Works

Public Works is a sketch and video collective from Toronto Ontario Canada. They created the Facebook series "Shitty Tasty." Individually, they have won Canadian Screen Awards, Canadian Comedy Awards, and Dora Theatre Awards. All of this doesn't really matter, they are pretty funny... Read More →
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Surviving San Francisco: Still Got That Weak-Ass Afro

After years of being a serious journalist, Keli Dailey found comedy. She's the creator of "Surviving San Francisco" -- a series of fact-based comedy shows examining life in America's most expensive city -- supported by the San Francisco Arts Commission and Media Alliance. She produced... Read More →
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The Black Pantherettes

The Black Pantherettes is a shea butter-filled musical, sketch comedy show written and performed by an all-black female troupe. The group is currently producing a new digital sketch show for The Second City. Each live show features original raps and music parodies with a range in... Read More →



Friday January 20, 2023 7:00pm - 8:30pm PST
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102

7:30pm PST

Atsuko & Friends
Atsuko was named a Comedian To Watch in Vulture's 2018 list & TimeOut LA's 2019 list. She's written for Adult Swim's "The Eric Andre Show" and "Soft Focus with Jena Friedman" and is the creator of the popular "Let's Go, Atsuko! A (woke) Japanese Game Show." TimeOut LA called her comedy "Refreshing, artistic, and boundlessly confident, Atsuko's sense of humor makes audiences feel like they have always been on her side, even when she's taking them to task." With friends Guy Branum, Michael Ian Black and Sydnee Washington. ($45 Reserved Front Row Seating, $35 Reserved Premium Seating, $25 General Admission, 18+)

Artists
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Atsuko

Atsuko was named a Comedian To Watch in Vulture's 2018 list & TimeOut LA's 2019 list. She's written for Adult Swim's "The Eric Andre Show" & "Soft Focus" with Jena Friedman and is the creator of the popular "Let's Go, Atsuko! A (woke) Japanese Game Show." TimeOut LA called her comedy... Read More →
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Guy Branum

Guy Branum is the creator and host of truTV’s "Talk Show The Game Show," a hilarious mashup of two beloved television formats that pits comedians and celebrities against each other for the title of “Best Guest of the Night.” He just wrapped filming and co-producing the Universal... Read More →
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Michael Ian Black

Michael Ian Black is known for such seminal television programs as "The State," "Stella," and "Michael and Michael Have Issues," all of which he co-created, wrote, and starred in. In addition to performing stand-up across the country, Black has appeared in many films and television... Read More →
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Sydnee Washington

Syndee Washington was born in New York City but spent most of her childhood in Oakland, California. She is the host of her own Instagram Live show "Syd Can Cook,"  and the host of Headgum's "Hobby Hunter." She co-hosts the popular podcast “The Unofficial Expert,” where she discusses... Read More →



Friday January 20, 2023 7:30pm - 9:00pm PST
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

7:30pm PST

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Will Miles & Blair Socci
SF Sketchfest presents a pairing from a dozen hand-picked stand-up comedians on the rise: names you might not know now, but will be hearing a lot from soon. With Will Miles and Blair Socci, Hosted by Phil Griffiths($35 Premium Reserved, $25 General Admission, 18+)

Artists
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Blair Socci

Blair Socci is a Los Angeles-based comedian who recently moved back to her native state after 5.5 years in New York City.Her stand-up has been featured on "Last Call with Carson Daly," Kevin Hart's Lol Network, and Fuse TV's "Uproarious." She was a breakout "New Face" at the Just... Read More →
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Phil Griffiths

As far as mid-life crises go, Phil Griffiths' wife stacks his career in stand-up comedy as better than a drug addiction but worse than him having a mistress. With his dry deadpan humor, Phil shares his slightly off observations on life. Phil has opened for Kyle Kinane, Beth Stelling... Read More →
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Will Miles

Will Miles is a writer and stand up comedian from Chicago. His debut comedy special, Comedy Central's "The Half Hour Presents Will Miles," came out in 2019. That same year, he also appeared on Comedy Central's "South Side," Comedy Central's "The New Negroes," and IFC's "Sherman's... Read More →



Friday January 20, 2023 7:30pm - 9:00pm PST
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

7:30pm PST

David Cross and Friends
The brilliant David Cross ("Mr. Show," "Arrested Development") returns to SF Sketchfest with brand-new, post-pandemic standup born out of these last incredibly strange two years. He'll be joined by friends Irene Tu and more. ($45 Front/Center, $35 Rear/Sides, All Ages)

Artists
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David Cross

Emmy Award winner and Grammy Award nominee David Cross is an inventive performer, writer, and producer on stage and screens both big and small.Named one of the Top 100 Stand-Up Comedians of All Time by Comedy Central, Cross last toured the world with “Make America Great Again... Read More →
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Irene Tu

Irene Tu is a Chicago-born, LA-based stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. Named one of Vulture's "Comedians You Should and Will Know in 2019," Irene was one of the Bay Area's best stand up comedians before moving to Los Angeles. She has opened for comedians such as Patton Oswalt... Read More →



Friday January 20, 2023 7:30pm - 9:00pm PST
Great Star Theater 636 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

7:30pm PST

The Black Version
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 Nyima Funk, Daniele Gaither, Phil LaMarr, Karen Maruyama, Gary Anthony Williams, Cedric Yarbrough, 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!" ($40 Orchestra, $30 Mezzanine, All Ages)

Artists
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 wiseacre maid. In addition to directing the Black... Read More →
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Nyima Funk

Nyima Funk is the host of "Undercover Cupid," the new hidden camera dating show on NickMom. She’s also a cast member on the CW’s "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" and Comedy Central’s "Key & Peele." Her television credits include NBC’s "Thank God You’re Here," MTV’s "Wild ‘N... Read More →
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Phil LaMarr

A Los Angeles native, Phil is an alumnus of Yale University and The Groundlings Theater and is perhaps best known as one of the original cast members of "MAD TV," “Hermes” on "Futurama," "Marvin" in "Pulp Fiction," “Green Lantern” on "Justice League" and as the voice of "Samurai... Read More →



Friday January 20, 2023 7:30pm - 9:00pm PST
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

8:00pm PST

Dead Eyes Live
Actor/comedian Connor Ratliff ("The Chris Gethard Show," UCB, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel") embarks upon a quest to solve a very stupid mystery that has haunted him for two decades: why Tom Hanks fired him from a small role in the 2001 HBO mini-series, "Band Of Brothers." With special guest D'Arcy Carden ("The Good Place").($25, All Ages)

Artists
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Connor Ratliff

Connor Ratliff is an actor/comedian and creator of the critically acclaimed podcast, Dead Eyes.In addition to recurring roles on "The Marvelous Mrs Maisel" and "Search Party," his credits include "Orange Is The New Black," "The Chris Gethard Show," "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver... Read More →
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D'Arcy Carden

A charming actress with a gift for comedy, Emmy nominee D'Arcy Carden continues to endear audiences with appearances in critically acclaimed projects.Carden received a 2020 Emmy nomination for "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy" for her memorable role as 'Janet', in NBC's... Read More →



Friday January 20, 2023 8:00pm - 9:30pm PST
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm PST

Mission to Zyxx
MISSION TO ZYXX is an improvised science fiction podcast following a team of ambassadors as they attempt to establish diplomatic relations with planets in the remote and chaotic ZYXX QUADRANT of the TREMILLION SECTOR. They work for the benevolent and harmonious FEDERATED ALLIANCE, which has recently defeated the evil GALACTIC MONARCHY. The Federated Alliance is definitely less evil.

The Alliance's newest recruit is AMBASSADOR PLECK DECKSETTER, a naive, gung-ho farm boy whose crew includes trusty, know-it-all droid C-53, and hulking, omnisexual security officer DAR. They travel aboard the outdated, sentient starship THE BARGAREAN JADE - aka BARGIE - who has as many ex-husbands as stories about her glory days. Their mission is nominally overseen by JUNIOR MISSIONS OPERATIONS MANAGER NERMUT BUNDALOY, a striving, entry-level bureaucrat yearning for respect.

Well, that at least describes Season 1. Our 5th and final season is underway!

Mission to Zyxx is a proud member of the MAXIMUM FUN podcast network, whose members make the show possible and receive tons of exclusive bonus content.

The 2023 SF Sketchfest Mission Crew are:
Allie Kokesh
Winston Noel
Moujan Zolfaghari
Alden Ford
Jeremy Bent
Seth Lind
Shane O’Connell

($35 Front/Center, $25 Rear/Sides, All Ages)


Friday January 20, 2023 8:00pm - 9:30pm PST
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm PST

The Old School Comedy Masters
Old school stand up and skits from three of San Francisco's longest performing, most seasoned comedians. Featuring the self effacing dead pan humor of Larry Bubbles Brown, the brilliant abstract artistry of Michael Meehan, and the barely-contained tornado of malarkey of Johnny Steele. Inbetween the stand up, the lads deliver a few ridiculous and edgy skits and sketches. As a group The Old School Comedy Masters have appeared at countless venues throughout the bay area and been a regular staple at the SF Punch Line for many years. Individually they've won comedy competitions, appeared on several late night network shows, performed across the US, Canada, and overseas, been featured in documentaries, appeared in network TV dramas, and hosted local radio and TV shows. ($22, All Ages)

Artists
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Johnny Steele

Over his thirty-plus year career bay area native Johnny Steele has been a comedian, radio show host, TV show host, subject of a documentary, SF Comedy Competition winner, commercial and network TV show actor, and humor writer for clients ranging from corporate CEOs to Robin Williams... Read More →
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Larry Bubbles Brown

Larry Bubbles Brown is a San Francisco comedian who came up through the comedy boom of the 80s. He has appeared on "Late Night with David Letterman" holding the record for longest time between appearances by a comedian. He is a frequent opener for Dana Carvey, Dave Attell, and Rob... Read More →
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Michael Meehan

Michael Meehan brings over 35 years of Stand up Comedy to the stage, and has appeared on countless television shows including "The Late Late Show" and "Last Comic Standing." Michael has also performed with his brothers, Howard and Chris, as The Meehan Brothers who appeared in the... Read More →


Friday January 20, 2023 8:00pm - 9:30pm PST
Brava Cabaret 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

9:00pm PST

Butt, Granny Cart Gangstas, and Winslow
SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! With Butt, Granny Cart Gangstas and Winslow, Hosted by Tory Ward($22, All Ages)

Artists
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Butt

After meeting on the stand up scene in Chicago, Joe McAdam and Chris Stephens' friendship gave way to a cold, calculated working relationship as they began collaborating frequently on shows at iO and Second City.Since moving to Los Angeles they've written and acted on projects with... Read More →
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Drew Tarver

Drew Tarver currently stars as Cary Dubek in the Comedy Central series, "The Other Two" from Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider. A native of Glennville, Georgia, he has been performing at UCB in LA since 2012. His TV credits include "Bless The Harts," "Brooklyn 99," "LA to Vegas" and... Read More →
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Granny Cart Gangstas

Granny Cart Gangstas is an all womxn Asian American sketch comedy troupe poking fun at pop culture, politics, systems of oppression, and everyday life.
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Justin Michael

Justin Michael is a writer, comedian and podcaster from LA. He’s a member of the longstanding UCB improv team Winslow and currently hosts "Nature Talks to Itself" -- the first podcast by nature, for anybody. He recently wrote on HBO Max’s "Infinity Train" and voices Nevin on Cartoon... Read More →
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Tory Ward

Tory Ward has been performing comedy and producing comedy events in the Pacific Northwest for five years. She has performed in numerous comedy festivals such as Portland’s All Jane Comedy Festival, Portland’s Ha Ha Harvest Comedy Festival, Idaho’s 208 Comedy Festival, Undertow... Read More →
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Winslow

Winslow is an improv supergroup that started as a veteran Upright Citizens Brigade house team and is now a post-quarantine dream team. Let's get wild!Winslow is Mano Agapion, Echo Kellum, Dan Lippert, Jon Mackey, Justin Michael, Gilli Nissim, Mary Sasson and Drew Tarver.



Friday January 20, 2023 9:00pm - 10:30pm PST
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102

9:30pm PST

Studio Sets
The Brava Studio hosts some of the best up and coming stand-up comics hand-picked by the festival for this special series of shows! With Kari Burt, Peet Guercio, Erick Hellwig, Jesse Hett, Papp Johnson, Jake Mattera, Mateen Stewart and Emily Walsh, Hosted by Samantha Gilweit. ($22, All Ages)

Artists
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Emily Walsh

Emily Walsh is a comedian who performs nightly in bars and comedy clubs across New York City. Emily was recently seen on Kevin Hart's "Lyft Comics" on the LOL Network, and in 2019 she headlined a sold out "Stand Up NY" as part of their Headliner Series. She won the Comedy Mob Festival... Read More →
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Erick Hellwig

Erick Hellwig is a comedian from "America’s Got Talent" & MTV. He hosts the "Bring In The Backups" podcast, has written for MTV, & has also been featured on Nat Geo, Comedy Central, MTV Other & national commercials. Erick created "Death Lives" & stars as Death. He performs in clubs... Read More →
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Jake Mattera

Jake Mattera is a Philadelphia-based stand up known for his loveable brand of wholesome self-deprecation. He perfectly blends smart and silly on his spiritual quest to make himself the butt of every joke. His hilarious take on marriage, parenthood, work, and daily life highlight the... Read More →
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Jesse Hett

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

Kari Burt is an up and coming stand up comedian from Houston, Texas. Her standup revolves around personal stories and insightful takes on current society.Kari has opened for acts such as Rhea Butcher, Shane Torres, and Erik Griffin. When she's not writing you can find her working... Read More →
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Mateen Stewart

Mateen Stewart has appeared in several on-screen roles with the likes of Ben Stiller, Ken Marino and Ron Hubel. He has been featured 2 National McDonalds commercial and has also appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," "Last Week Tonigh"t and HGTV. You can see him in the upcoming season... Read More →
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Papp Johnson

Escaping deep east Oakland many years ago, legendary comedian Papp Johnson built his name in the Los Angeles comedy scene one joke at a time. Known for being highly controversial, but wildly entertaining, Papp is a future must see.
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Peet Guercio

Peet Guercio is a former rock singer who got into comedy on a dare. Since then, his standup videos have over 200 million views and made him a breakout viral star.His animated, infectious stage energy keeps the audience engaged and on their toes, never knowing where he’ll go next.Peet... Read More →
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Samantha Gilweit

Samantha Gilweit is a single mother and failed pig farmer. After losing the farm, she asked herself, "What makes less money than farming?" and started her career in stand up comedy. Since that humble beginning, Samantha has performed butt naked for a sold out crowd in New York City... Read More →



Friday January 20, 2023 9:30pm - 11:00pm PST
Brava Studio 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

9:45pm PST

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Will Miles & Blair Socci
SF Sketchfest presents a pairing from a dozen hand-picked stand-up comedians on the rise: names you might not know now, but will be hearing a lot from soon. With Will Miles and Blair Socci, Hosted by Phil Griffiths($35 Premium Reserved, $25 General Admission, 18+)

Artists
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Blair Socci

Blair Socci is a Los Angeles-based comedian who recently moved back to her native state after 5.5 years in New York City.Her stand-up has been featured on "Last Call with Carson Daly," Kevin Hart's Lol Network, and Fuse TV's "Uproarious." She was a breakout "New Face" at the Just... Read More →
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Phil Griffiths

As far as mid-life crises go, Phil Griffiths' wife stacks his career in stand-up comedy as better than a drug addiction but worse than him having a mistress. With his dry deadpan humor, Phil shares his slightly off observations on life. Phil has opened for Kyle Kinane, Beth Stelling... Read More →
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Will Miles

Will Miles is a writer and stand up comedian from Chicago. His debut comedy special, Comedy Central's "The Half Hour Presents Will Miles," came out in 2019. That same year, he also appeared on Comedy Central's "South Side," Comedy Central's "The New Negroes," and IFC's "Sherman's... Read More →



Friday January 20, 2023 9:45pm - 11:15pm PST
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

10:00pm PST

The Black Version
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 Nyima Funk, Daniele Gaither, Phil LaMarr, Karen Maruyama, Gary Anthony Williams, Cedric Yarbrough, 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!" ($40 Orchestra, $30 Mezzanine, All Ages)

Artists
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 wiseacre maid. In addition to directing the Black... Read More →
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Nyima Funk

Nyima Funk is the host of "Undercover Cupid," the new hidden camera dating show on NickMom. She’s also a cast member on the CW’s "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" and Comedy Central’s "Key & Peele." Her television credits include NBC’s "Thank God You’re Here," MTV’s "Wild ‘N... Read More →
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Phil LaMarr

A Los Angeles native, Phil is an alumnus of Yale University and The Groundlings Theater and is perhaps best known as one of the original cast members of "MAD TV," “Hermes” on "Futurama," "Marvin" in "Pulp Fiction," “Green Lantern” on "Justice League" and as the voice of "Samurai... Read More →



Friday January 20, 2023 10:00pm - 11:30pm PST
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:00pm PST

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

Artists
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Brian Altano

Brian Altano is a host and producer at IGN, hosting such shows as "Beyond" and the weekly live comedy and variety show, "Up at Noon." He also co-hosts the popular podcast "The Comedy Button."
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Henry Gilbert

Henry Gilbert is the cohost/cocreator/coproducer of the "Talking Simpsons" podcast. Based out of Berkeley, CA, Henry not only researches every episode of "The Simpsons" and related animation history, he also chats with many great writers, comedians, and performers about their love... Read More →
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Jalisa Robinson

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

James Mwaura is a standup comic based in Oakland, CA. James is black, but is Puerto Rican-passing. He likes to talk about racial issues, sex, COVID... all the important topics. If you don't like this comic, you are entitled to a full refund which James will pay out himself in rare... Read More →
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Max Scoville

By day, Max Scoville is a video host for IGN, covering games, movies, comics, toys and sometimes interviewing celebrities despite his staggering social anxiety. By night, he records embarrassing podcasts to prevent future employment, including "The Comedy Button," a late-night zoo... Read More →
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Mike Drucker

Mike Drucker is a writer and standup comedian living in New York City where he works as the executive producer and co-head writer of "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee." His stand-up has been featured on Audible and at the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, where he was selected... Read More →
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Stella Chung

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



Friday January 20, 2023 10:00pm - 11:30pm PST
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

10:15pm PST

Lady to Lady and Ladyfriends
Babs Gray, Brandie Posey and Tess Barker, the trio behind the hit podcast Lady to Lady, host a night of stand-up from an amazing array of incredible lady-friends at the Brava Cabaret! With guests Alyssa Al-Dookhi, Nataly Aukar, Katrina Davis, Veronica Kwiatkowski and JoAnn Schinderle.  ($22, All Ages)

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Alyssa Al-Dookhi

Alyssa Al-Dookhi (they/them) is a Kuwaiti-American comedian, writer, and game show host in Philadelphia. Alyssa's mission is to create spaces for marginalized artists to flourish. You can see them on the Netflix karaoke competition show "Sing On!" with Tituss Burgess, and as the warm-up... Read More →
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Babs Gray

Big hair. Big heart. Big mouth. Barbara's goofy stage presence and vulnerably dark material have made her a staple in the Los Angeles alternative comedy scene. She co-starred in seasons one and two of "Corporate" on Comedy Central, and has written for multiple seasons of the hit show... Read More →
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Brandie Posey

Huddled in the back of comic shop in Ventura about an hour north of Los Angeles, punk rock comedian Brandie Posey proceeded to make magic while she recorded her debut comedy album. Posey's stories are equally an intimate affair and a pure riot. Being there I felt like I was in on... Read More →
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JoAnn Schinderle

JoAnn Schinderle is a standup comic, actress, and writer residing in Los Angeles, but she'll be darned to let you forget her midwestern roots.Schinderle's debut album, "Dark Jeans" was released on Comedy Dynamics in Aug '19 and sat at #1 on iTunes for the week of its release, surpassing... Read More →
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Katrina Davis

Katrina Davis was highlighted in WhoHaHa's Comedy Call Out Fall 2020 and was also named one of Time Out LA's Comedians to Watch 2019. She has been seen on "America's Got Talent" (2017) and performs stand-up all over Los Angeles. You can see her featured on the Seed & Spark comedy... Read More →
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Nataly Aukar

Nataly is a Lebanese born and raised stand up comic based in New York City. After working as a writer at a production house in Lebanon throughout college, Nataly graduated from the American University of Beirut and immediately moved to NY to pursue stand up comedy. She talks about... Read More →
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Tess Barker

Tess is a Los Angeles-based writer and nationally touring comedian who has appeared at the Comedy Central Stage, Meltdown Comics, UCB, and at clubs and colleges throughout the country. She has written for TVLand’s “Throwing Shade,” TruTV’s “Billy on the Street,” and is... Read More →
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Veronica Kwiatkowski

Veronica Kwiatkowski is a stand-up comedian and writer based in Los Angeles, CA. She has performed at The Comedy Store, the Hollywood Improv, the Laugh Factory, and other venues around the country. She also hosts a monthly show, Hot Sets, in Los Angeles, CA. Veronica's comedy is a... Read More →



Friday January 20, 2023 10:15pm - 11:45pm PST
Brava Cabaret 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:30pm PST

The George Lucas Talk Show
The George Lucas Talk Show is an improvised cult talk show in New York City hosted by comedian Connor Ratliff, who appears as George Lucas, the creator of "Star Wars," interviewing real guests as themselves in a panel format. He is joined by sidekick, Watto, played by Griffin Newman. The show premiered in 2014, and was performed monthly live on stage at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and throughout most of the pandemic on Planet Scum, Chris Gethard's Twitch network. The show is produced and booked by Patrick Cotnoir. ($35 Front/Center, $25 Rear/Sides, All Ages)

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Connor Ratliff

Connor Ratliff is an actor/comedian and creator of the critically acclaimed podcast, Dead Eyes.In addition to recurring roles on "The Marvelous Mrs Maisel" and "Search Party," his credits include "Orange Is The New Black," "The Chris Gethard Show," "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver... Read More →
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Griffin Newman

Griffin Newman is an actor, comedian, writer and podcaster raised in New York City, where he still resides.Griffin is the creator and co-host of the critically acclaimed movie podcast, "Blank Check with Griffin and David" alongside film critic David Sims of The Atlantic. Since launching... Read More →
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Patrick Cotnoir

Patrick Cotnoir  is a New York City based producer and talent booker. He has worked on way too many shows over the years including "The Chris Gethard Show," "The President Show," and "ASSSSCAT 3000." He's currently the Editorial and Talent Producer at MARVEL, the producer of "RAAAATSCRAPS... Read More →



Friday January 20, 2023 10:30pm - 11:59pm PST
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

10:30pm PST

Killer Lineup
Anything but the usual suspects, Killer Lineup is a who's who of our favorite stand-ups of the moment. Catch a rotating cast of SF Sketchfest-approved personalities in this scary good showcase. With Chris Garcia, Jes Tom, Irene Tu, Kate Willett and more. Hosted by Seth Allen.  ($45 Reserved Front Row Seating, $35 Reserved Premium Seating, $25 General Admission, 18+)

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Chris Garcia

Chris Garcia is a comedian, television writer, and podcaster from Los Angeles.You may have seen him tell his jokes on his very own half-hour special on Comedy Central, "This Is Not Happening," "Adam Devine’s House Party," and "@Midnight". Chris was named a New Face at the 2016 Montreal... Read More →
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Irene Tu

Irene Tu is a Chicago-born, LA-based stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. Named one of Vulture's "Comedians You Should and Will Know in 2019," Irene was one of the Bay Area's best stand up comedians before moving to Los Angeles. She has opened for comedians such as Patton Oswalt... Read More →
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Jes Tom

Jes Tom (they/them) is an actor, writer, and stand-up comic, gleefully providing the trans, queer, Asian American, radical cyborg perspective that everyone never knew they wanted. Most recently, they were a staff writer in the mini room for season two of the Taika Waititi series "Our... Read More →
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Kate Willett

Kate Willett is a New York-based comedian who has appeared on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert"  and has a stand-up special on Netflix's "The Comedy Lineup." She co-hosts the popular political podcast "Reply Guys," the first female-hosted leftist political podcast. Some of her... Read More →
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Seth Allen

Seth Allen is a comedian in Portland, Oregon. He used the lockdown time to rediscover his passion for overeating and not sleeping. Seth co-hosts the cheek clapping rate and review podcast and live comedy show Assville and has performed at festivals including Treefort and Floodwat... Read More →



Friday January 20, 2023 10:30pm - 11:59pm PST
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

11:00pm PST

The Black Pantherettes, Butt and RecRoom Improv
SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! With The Black Pantherettes, Butt and RecRoom Improv, Hosted by Alex Price($22, All Ages)

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Alex Price

At six feet, nine inches, Alex Price was always going to be the center of attention anyway. He developed an outsized sense of humor to match his physical stature and quickly became known in comedy circles far away from his native Indiana. His unflinching, self-deprecating and hilarious... Read More →
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Butt

After meeting on the stand up scene in Chicago, Joe McAdam and Chris Stephens' friendship gave way to a cold, calculated working relationship as they began collaborating frequently on shows at iO and Second City.Since moving to Los Angeles they've written and acted on projects with... Read More →
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RecRoom Improv

ReRoom is an Oakland based improv troupe that hits on bizarre but true to life comedy through a variety of formats. In this show we look deeper at relationships. What makes people tick? How can we elevate their indistinguishable qualities? Join us for a night of laughter and tomf... Read More →
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The Black Pantherettes

The Black Pantherettes is a shea butter-filled musical, sketch comedy show written and performed by an all-black female troupe. The group is currently producing a new digital sketch show for The Second City. Each live show features original raps and music parodies with a range in... Read More →



Friday January 20, 2023 11:00pm - Saturday January 21, 2023 12:30am PST
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Saturday, January 21
 

4:00pm PST

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

There are worlds other than our own! ($35, All Ages)

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Adal Rifai

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

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

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



Saturday January 21, 2023 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

4:00pm PST

Off Book: The Improvised Musical
It takes years for a Broadway musical to hit the stage, but on "Off Book: The Improvised Musical," you get a brand new original musical every week! Live at SF Sketchfest, Jessica McKenna, Zach Reino and special guest D'Arcy Carden create a new musical on the spot! ($40 Front/Center, $35 Rear/Sides, All Ages)

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D'Arcy Carden

A charming actress with a gift for comedy, Emmy nominee D'Arcy Carden continues to endear audiences with appearances in critically acclaimed projects.Carden received a 2020 Emmy nomination for "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy" for her memorable role as 'Janet', in NBC's... Read More →
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Jessica McKenna

Jessica McKenna starred in the 2017 ABC pilot "Jalen Vs. Everyone" and the 2016 FOX sketch show "Party Over Here" produced by The Lonely Island. Other TV and film credits include "Song of Back and Neck" (dir. Paul Lieberstein), "Spaceforce" "Sunnyside," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Modern... Read More →
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Zach Reino

Zach Reino recurred in the Netflix series "Brews Brothers." He is the star of the College Humor Go90 series "Fatal Decision" and can be seen in the upcoming season of "Curb Your Enthusiasm." He has also appeared on "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," "Life in Pieces," "AP Bio," "Party Over Here... Read More →



Saturday January 21, 2023 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Great Star Theater 636 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

7:00pm PST

Studio Sets
The Brava Studio hosts some of the best up and coming stand-up comics hand-picked by the festival for this special series of shows! With Alyssa Al-Dookhi, Seth Allen, Nataly Aukar, Reid Clark, Alex Price, Lauren Vernea, Tory Ward and Ja-Ron Young. Hosted by Josh Covitt. ($22, All Ages)

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Alex Price

At six feet, nine inches, Alex Price was always going to be the center of attention anyway. He developed an outsized sense of humor to match his physical stature and quickly became known in comedy circles far away from his native Indiana. His unflinching, self-deprecating and hilarious... Read More →
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Alyssa Al-Dookhi

Alyssa Al-Dookhi (they/them) is a Kuwaiti-American comedian, writer, and game show host in Philadelphia. Alyssa's mission is to create spaces for marginalized artists to flourish. You can see them on the Netflix karaoke competition show "Sing On!" with Tituss Burgess, and as the warm-up... Read More →
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Ja-Ron Young

Ja-Ron Young is a New York based comedian, writer, actor, and 8 hour sleeper. Originally from Philadelphia, Ja-Ron moved to New York to study theatre and fell in love with Stand Up Comedy. Ja-Ron was a finalist in the New York Comedy Club Competition, The Trial By Laughter Festival... Read More →
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Josh Covitt

Born and raised in San Diego, Josh knew his surfing and skateboarding ability wasn't going to get him far - so if he wanted to make friends, he better be funny. Cerebral, energetic, and irreverent, Josh has performed for audiences in Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, London, and (like... Read More →
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Lauren Vernea

Lauren is a LA based comedy writer and actor. She was recently a finalist for the Disney Animation Writer's Apprentice Program. Her musical feature script "The Voices of Lightning" made the Top 10 of the Coverfly "Red List." She's a graduate of the Conservatory Program at The Second... Read More →
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Nataly Aukar

Nataly is a Lebanese born and raised stand up comic based in New York City. After working as a writer at a production house in Lebanon throughout college, Nataly graduated from the American University of Beirut and immediately moved to NY to pursue stand up comedy. She talks about... Read More →
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Reid Clark

Reid Clark’s comedy has been described as dark, blue, and political, with elements of musicality and improvisation. In nine years as a stand up comedian he has worked with Tone Bell, Andy Haynes, and Fortune Feimster and many more. Reid also has improv, sketch and writing experience... Read More →
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Seth Allen

Seth Allen is a comedian in Portland, Oregon. He used the lockdown time to rediscover his passion for overeating and not sleeping. Seth co-hosts the cheek clapping rate and review podcast and live comedy show Assville and has performed at festivals including Treefort and Floodwat... Read More →
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Tory Ward

Tory Ward has been performing comedy and producing comedy events in the Pacific Northwest for five years. She has performed in numerous comedy festivals such as Portland’s All Jane Comedy Festival, Portland’s Ha Ha Harvest Comedy Festival, Idaho’s 208 Comedy Festival, Undertow... Read More →



Saturday January 21, 2023 7:00pm - 8:30pm PST
Brava Studio 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:00pm PST

Porchlight: A Storytelling Series
For the past seventeen years, Porchlight has been San Francisco's premier storytelling series. Each month, co-founders Beth Lisick and Arline Klatte invite six people to tell ten-minute true stories without using notes or memorization. Past storytellers include some of the area's most entertaining school bus drivers, mushroom hunters, politicians, socialites, sex workers, musicians, authors, systems analysts, and social workers. With guest storytellers Atsuko, David Cross, Chris Garcia, Ify Nwadiwe and more, with music by Marc Capelle. ($30, 21+)

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Arline Klatte

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

Atsuko was named a Comedian To Watch in Vulture's 2018 list & TimeOut LA's 2019 list. She's written for Adult Swim's "The Eric Andre Show" & "Soft Focus" with Jena Friedman and is the creator of the popular "Let's Go, Atsuko! A (woke) Japanese Game Show." TimeOut LA called her comedy... Read More →
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Beth Lisick

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

Chris Garcia is a comedian, television writer, and podcaster from Los Angeles.You may have seen him tell his jokes on his very own half-hour special on Comedy Central, "This Is Not Happening," "Adam Devine’s House Party," and "@Midnight". Chris was named a New Face at the 2016 Montreal... Read More →
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David Cross

Emmy Award winner and Grammy Award nominee David Cross is an inventive performer, writer, and producer on stage and screens both big and small.Named one of the Top 100 Stand-Up Comedians of All Time by Comedy Central, Cross last toured the world with “Make America Great Again... Read More →
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Ify Nwadiwe

Ify is a stand-up comedian born and raised in Los Angeles, he has appeared on "@midnight," "Son of Zorn," "Workaholics," "Comedy Bang! Bang!" and "Key and Peele." Ify was a staff writer on the second season of "You Can Do Better" (TruTV), "@midnight" (FOD), and was most recently a... Read More →
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Marc Capelle

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



Saturday January 21, 2023 7:00pm - 8:30pm PST
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

7:00pm PST

Lemon Pepper Wet, Living Impaired and Winslow (SOLD OUT)
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! With Lemon Pepper Wet, Living Impaired and Winslow, Hosted by Jake Mattera($22, All Ages)

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Drew Tarver

Drew Tarver currently stars as Cary Dubek in the Comedy Central series, "The Other Two" from Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider. A native of Glennville, Georgia, he has been performing at UCB in LA since 2012. His TV credits include "Bless The Harts," "Brooklyn 99," "LA to Vegas" and... Read More →
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Jake Mattera

Jake Mattera is a Philadelphia-based stand up known for his loveable brand of wholesome self-deprecation. He perfectly blends smart and silly on his spiritual quest to make himself the butt of every joke. His hilarious take on marriage, parenthood, work, and daily life highlight the... Read More →
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Justin Michael

Justin Michael is a writer, comedian and podcaster from LA. He’s a member of the longstanding UCB improv team Winslow and currently hosts "Nature Talks to Itself" -- the first podcast by nature, for anybody. He recently wrote on HBO Max’s "Infinity Train" and voices Nevin on Cartoon... Read More →
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Lemon Pepper Wet

Lemon Pepper Wet (LPW) is an all-Black Male Comedy Improv Troupe whose 7 members hail from different parts of this beautiful, sometimes racist‚ but mostly beautiful country of America. Through our shared experiences, the team takes you through a variety of bold, funny and sometimes... Read More →
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Living Impaired

Living Impaired is a San Francisco-based sketch group that started in 2001 after watching their idols Kasper Hauser perform at the first Sketchfest. Come prepared for high energy, audience interaction, tons of props, weird, funny, and meaningful fun. If you are not thoroughly entertained... Read More →
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Winslow

Winslow is an improv supergroup that started as a veteran Upright Citizens Brigade house team and is now a post-quarantine dream team. Let's get wild!Winslow is Mano Agapion, Echo Kellum, Dan Lippert, Jon Mackey, Justin Michael, Gilli Nissim, Mary Sasson and Drew Tarver.



Saturday January 21, 2023 7:00pm - 8:30pm PST
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102

7:30pm PST

FUTURAMA vs COVID-3019!
Relax and let "Futurama" remind you that things aren't so bad -- the pandemics of the future will be waaaay worse. LIVE for one night only! Head writer David X. Cohen will be joined by cast members Billy West (Fry, Professor Farnsworth, Dr. Zoidberg), Lauren Tom (Amy), Phil LaMarr (Hermes), Maurice LaMarche (Kif, Calculon, Hedonismbot), and the king of the shiny metal metaverse, John DiMaggio (Bender) for a thrilling live episode reading, followed by a doubly thrilling audience Q&A. Moderated by "Futurama" producer Lee Supercinski. Two shows, why not see 'em both?! ($65 Reserved Front Row Seating, $55 Reserved Premium Seating, $45 General Admission, 18+)

Co-presented by Cartoon Art Museum.

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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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David X. Cohen

David X. Cohen developed the critically acclaimed animated series "Futurama" (along with Matt Groening) and was Executive Producer and head writer of the series throughout its run. Prior to that he spent five years as a writer for "The Simpsons." He holds a Bachelor's Degree in physics... 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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Lauren Tom

Lauren Tom is an Obie Award-winning actress, known for her roles as a dutiful daughter in the film "The Joy Luck Club," as Ross’s girlfriend, Julie, on the classic NBC sitcom "Friends," and as Mrs. Tran on "Supernatural." Lauren also lent her voice talents on the animated series... 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 four 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 voice work 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 Theater and is perhaps best known as one of the original cast members of "MAD TV," “Hermes” on "Futurama," "Marvin" in "Pulp Fiction," “Green Lantern” on "Justice League" and as the voice of "Samurai... Read More →



Saturday January 21, 2023 7:30pm - 9:00pm PST
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

7:30pm PST

Sasheer Zamata
Sasheer Zamata is a comedian, actress and writer who can be seen on ABC's "Home Economics," Hulu's "Woke," Comedy Central's "Robbie," the horror-comedy film "Spree," and Lionsgate's romantic comedy "The Weekend." She was a cast member on "Saturday Night Live" for four seasons and has appeared on "This
American Life" and "Late Night with Stephen Colbert." Her stand-up special "Pizza Mind" is available to stream online and she is one half of the weekly podcast "Best Friends," with her best friend Nicole Byer. With an opening set by Jes Tom($38 Orchestra - Front, $33 Orchestra - Side/Rear, $28 Mezzanine, All Ages)

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Jes Tom

Jes Tom (they/them) is an actor, writer, and stand-up comic, gleefully providing the trans, queer, Asian American, radical cyborg perspective that everyone never knew they wanted. Most recently, they were a staff writer in the mini room for season two of the Taika Waititi series "Our... Read More →
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Sasheer Zamata

Sasheer Zamata is a comedian, actress and writer who can be seen on ABC's "Home Economics," Hulu's "Woke," Comedy Central's "Robbie," the horror comedy film "Spree," and Lionsgate's romantic comedy "The Weekend." She was a cast member on "Saturday Night Live" for four seasons, and... Read More →



Saturday January 21, 2023 7:30pm - 9:00pm PST
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:30pm PST

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Mike Drucker & Nori Reed
SF Sketchfest presents a pairing from a dozen hand-picked stand-up comedians on the rise: names you might not know now, but will be hearing a lot from soon. With Mike Drucker and Nori Reed, Hosted by Ryan Goodcase($35 Premium Reserved, $25 General Admission, 18+)

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Mike Drucker

Mike Drucker is a writer and standup comedian living in New York City where he works as the executive producer and co-head writer of "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee." His stand-up has been featured on Audible and at the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, where he was selected... Read More →
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Nori Reed

Nori Reed is an LA based comedian, writer, and actress from Christian County, Kentucky. Nori cut her teeth in the stand-up world in Oakland, CA, and was boldly named by SF Weekly as "Oakland's Next Great Comedian." Currently, Nori is a staff writer for Disney's "That's So Raven" Reboot... Read More →
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Ryan Goodcase

From his humble beginnings in the Midwest, Ryan Goodcase has since taken to the mic to make his quiet, awkward voice heard. Praised for his smart writing and dry delivery, Ryan became the youngest person to win the World Series of Comedy in 2019. Since then he has also won the 45th... Read More →



Saturday January 21, 2023 7:30pm - 9:00pm PST
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

7:30pm PST

"Viva Variety" 25th Anniversary Tribute: A Very Special Evening
Cue the Swimsuit Squad! We're celebrating the 25th anniversary of everyone's favorite "The State" spin-off sketchshow, "Viva Variety." Join us for a rare appearance by the iconic Mr. and the former Mrs. Laupin and Johnny Blue Jeans* as they sit down for an exclusive conversation with Ken Marino and David Wain.

*Thomas Lennon, Kerri Kenney-Silver and Michael Ian Black ($45 Front/Center, $35 Rear/Sides, All Ages)

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David Wain

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

Ken Marino is an actor and producer. Credits include "The State," "Wanderlust," "The Ten," "Role Models," "Childrens Hospital" and "Party Down."
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Kerri Kenney-Silver

Kerri Kenney-Silver is perhaps best known as "Deputy Trudy Wiegel" from "Reno 911!" for which she has received four Emmy nominations. She began her career as one of the creators and stars (and the only female member) of the MTV sketch comedy show "The State." From there her work has... Read More →
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Michael Ian Black

Michael Ian Black is known for such seminal television programs as "The State," "Stella," and "Michael and Michael Have Issues," all of which he co-created, wrote, and starred in. In addition to performing stand-up across the country, Black has appeared in many films and television... Read More →
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Thomas Lennon

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



Saturday January 21, 2023 7:30pm - 9:00pm PST
Great Star Theater 636 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

7:30pm PST

Upright Citizens Brigade: ASSSSCAT
A regular staple of SF Sketchfest since its SECOND-EVER festival in 2003, Upright Citizens Brigade's A.S.S.S.S.C.A.T. remains one of the most iconic improv shows of all time. This iteration of the legendary long-form improv show features UCB founding members Matt Besser and Matt Walsh, who will be joined by guest improvisers D'Arcy Carden, Tim Meadows, Jessica McKenna, Zach Reino, Carl Tart and monologist Michaela Watkins. ($55 Orchestra - Front, $45 Orchestra Rear/Loge, $35 Balcony, All Ages)

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Carl Tart

Carl was born in the great state of Mississippi and raised in the mean streets of West LA. Some TV credits include "Transparent," "Lethal Weapon," "Comedy Bang! Bang!" and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine". He has been a staff writer on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "MadTV" and IFC's "Brockmire." You... Read More →
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D'Arcy Carden

A charming actress with a gift for comedy, Emmy nominee D'Arcy Carden continues to endear audiences with appearances in critically acclaimed projects.Carden received a 2020 Emmy nomination for "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy" for her memorable role as 'Janet', in NBC's... Read More →
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Jessica McKenna

Jessica McKenna starred in the 2017 ABC pilot "Jalen Vs. Everyone" and the 2016 FOX sketch show "Party Over Here" produced by The Lonely Island. Other TV and film credits include "Song of Back and Neck" (dir. Paul Lieberstein), "Spaceforce" "Sunnyside," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Modern... Read More →
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Matt Besser

Raised a proud Razorback in Little Rock, Arkansas, Matt Besser attended Amherst College where he learned how to collect CDs. After graduating, Matt toured the Midwest doing stand-up, while taking improvisation direction from Del Close at Chicago’s Improv Olympic Theater. In Chicago... Read More →
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Matt Walsh

Matt Walsh is a two-time Emmy-nominated actor from HBO's award-winning comedy series "VEEP." His current projects including the upcoming film "Unplugging," a comedy about a married couple who try to put down their digital devices for one weekend to help revive their marriage. Walsh... Read More →
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Michaela Watkins

A natural talent with an undeniable energy, Michaela Watkins has made her mark through a variety of impressive and unforgettable roles.Perhaps most memorable is Watkins’ “Valerie Cole”, the lead role in Hulu’s "Casual." Valerie is a newly divorced therapist re-entering the... Read More →
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Tim Meadows

Tim Meadows began his comedic career in the Chicago area, including on the Mainstage at The Second City. Throughout his career, he has performed improv, acted in both television and film, done voice work, toured as a stand-up comedian, and more. Having spent ten seasons at "SNL" (1991-2000... Read More →
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Zach Reino

Zach Reino recurred in the Netflix series "Brews Brothers." He is the star of the College Humor Go90 series "Fatal Decision" and can be seen in the upcoming season of "Curb Your Enthusiasm." He has also appeared on "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," "Life in Pieces," "AP Bio," "Party Over Here... Read More →



Saturday January 21, 2023 7:30pm - 9:00pm PST
Sydney Goldstein Theater 275 Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

8:00pm PST

Lady to Lady Podcast
Individually, Babs Gray, Brandie Posey, and Tess Barker are standup comedians who tour the country. Together, they join forces as Lady to Lady to create a chart-topping podcast that is incredibly goofy and warmly genuine.

Lady to Lady particularly showcases the vast wealth of femme artists working today. Lady to Lady encourages its listeners to be their bravest, best, and most honest selves. Barbara, Brandie, and Tess have an infectious friendship, and listening to Lady to Lady is like having BFFs that live in your headphones.  ($25, All Ages)

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Babs Gray

Big hair. Big heart. Big mouth. Barbara's goofy stage presence and vulnerably dark material have made her a staple in the Los Angeles alternative comedy scene. She co-starred in seasons one and two of "Corporate" on Comedy Central, and has written for multiple seasons of the hit show... Read More →
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Brandie Posey

Huddled in the back of comic shop in Ventura about an hour north of Los Angeles, punk rock comedian Brandie Posey proceeded to make magic while she recorded her debut comedy album. Posey's stories are equally an intimate affair and a pure riot. Being there I felt like I was in on... Read More →
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Tess Barker

Tess is a Los Angeles-based writer and nationally touring comedian who has appeared at the Comedy Central Stage, Meltdown Comics, UCB, and at clubs and colleges throughout the country. She has written for TVLand’s “Throwing Shade,” TruTV’s “Billy on the Street,” and is... Read More →



Saturday January 21, 2023 8:00pm - 9:30pm PST
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm PST

Resistance is Fertile
Resistance is Fertile is a San Francisco's only regular independent all female/non-binary/GNC showcase, featuring the Bay Area's rising stars in comedy, bringing together audiences to laugh about the unique joys of not being a man in today's world. Each show features several raffles of donated goodies from San Francisco's own Good Vibrations. Hosted by Brooke Heinichen and Luisa Isbell. With guests Darlene Bereznicki, Loren Kraut, Francesca FiorentiniBecky Lynn, JoAnn Schinderle and Ally Taylor($22, All Ages)

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Ally Taylor

Ally Taylor, American Comedian and Writer, started doing Stand Up at the age of 19 in Portland, Oregon. Her fresh takes and dare-to-dream outlook have contributed to her success on stage and in the writers room as a Stand Up comedian and Screen Writer in Los Angeles. When she's not... Read More →
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Becky Lynn

With a dark, but charismatic style and dry, but engaging delivery, Becky Lynn has made herself one of the brightest young stars in the Northern California comedy scene. Becky covers a large range of topics including death, modern love, and the best way to help out at a kid's birthday... Read More →
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Brooke Heinichen

Brooke is a San Francisco stand-up comedian. She is a comedy club regular all over the San Francisco Bay Area, who placed third overall in the 2021 World Series of Comedy and won 2019 Rooster T Feather's comedy competition. Originally from Ohio, Brooke talks fast, smiles a lot, and... Read More →
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Darlene Bereznicki

Darlene is a Canadian, San Francisco-based comedian, improviser and actor. She's performed at the Chicago Women's Funny Fest and SF Sketchfest and in 2021 she performed at Limestone Comedy Festival, the San Francisco Comedy Competition and Treefort Music Festival. She once starred... Read More →
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Francesca Fiorentini

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

JoAnn Schinderle is a standup comic, actress, and writer residing in Los Angeles, but she'll be darned to let you forget her midwestern roots.Schinderle's debut album, "Dark Jeans" was released on Comedy Dynamics in Aug '19 and sat at #1 on iTunes for the week of its release, surpassing... Read More →
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Loren Kraut

Loren is a stand-up comedian, originally from NJ, based in SF. Her solo show "A Bit Touched" won Best Comedy at the Tucson Fringe Festival, 2018. She created Giraffe Corner, a weekly YouTube video series with stuffed giraffes doing therapy.
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Luisa Isbell

Luisa is a San Francisco-based comic and writer who strives to master the art of the tasteful overshare. Her comedy sneaks up on you, autobiographical anecdotes delivered with a warm and winking deadpan. You can catch her performing nightly at your local coffee shop, club, and the... Read More →



Saturday January 21, 2023 8:00pm - 9:30pm PST
Brava Cabaret 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

9:00pm PST

Back Alley Racket Club, The Ballroom and Public Works
SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! With Back Alley Racket Club, The Ballroom and Public Works, Hosted by Emily Walsh($22, All Ages)

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Back Alley Racket Club

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

Emily Walsh is a comedian who performs nightly in bars and comedy clubs across New York City. Emily was recently seen on Kevin Hart's "Lyft Comics" on the LOL Network, and in 2019 she headlined a sold out "Stand Up NY" as part of their Headliner Series. She won the Comedy Mob Festival... Read More →
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Public Works

Public Works is a sketch and video collective from Toronto Ontario Canada. They created the Facebook series "Shitty Tasty." Individually, they have won Canadian Screen Awards, Canadian Comedy Awards, and Dora Theatre Awards. All of this doesn't really matter, they are pretty funny... Read More →
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The Ballroom

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



Saturday January 21, 2023 9:00pm - 10:30pm PST
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102

9:30pm PST

Jay Jurden & Peter Smith
Comedian, writer and actor Jay Jurden is a staff writer for "The Problem With Jon Stewart," currently streaming on Apple TV +. In addition to making his network standup comedy debut on NBC's "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," Jay made his television acting debut on season four of HBO's "High Maintenance" and his comedy has been featured everywhere from Comedy Central to "The Drew Barrymore Show." In 2019, Jay was selected to be a New Face as part of the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and his first album, "Y'all" debuted at #1 on iTunes.

Peter Smith is a unique transgender comic and actor. Peter runs the wildly popular "The Bongo Hour‚" show with Sandy Honig featuring a variety of performers. A 2018 Comedy Central Clusterfest Up Next select, Peter frequently works on Comedy Central digital projects. Notable on camera credits include Aidy Bryant's Hulu series "Shrill," Arturo Castro's sketch comedy show "Alternatino," Adult Swim's "Three Busy Debras," Tina Fey's "Girls5eva," and next seen in Searchlight's upcoming feature film "Fire Island." Hosted by Bay Area favorite Marcus Williams($25, 21+)

Co-presented by Frameline.

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Jay Jurden

Comedian, writer and actor Jay Jurden is a staff writer for "The Problem With Jon Stewart," currently streaming on Apple TV +. In addition to making his network standup comedy debut on NBC's "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," Jay made his television acting debut on season four... Read More →
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Marcus Williams

Marcus Williams is a stand-up comedian posing as a structural engineer during business hours. He was a semi-finalist in the 2016 Sacramento Comedy Festival and has performed at the San Francisco Punchline, Cobb's Comedy Club, all over New York, Denver and several other locations with... Read More →
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Peter Smith

Peter Smith is a unique transgender comic and actor. Peter runs the wildly popular "The Bongo Hour" show with Sandy Honig featuring a variety of performers. A 2018 Comedy Central Clusterfest Up Next select, Peter frequently works on Comedy Central digital projects. Notable on camera... Read More →



Saturday January 21, 2023 9:30pm - 11:00pm PST
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

9:30pm PST

Mental Health Comedy Hour
Do you struggle with depression, anxiety, ADHD, or bipolar disorder? Why not laugh about it? The bay area's funniest stand-up comedians tell jokes and talk about their life with mental illness. All in the jovial environment of a late night talk show. Also featuring interviews with mental health professionals! At the Mental Health Comedy Hour we're not OK, and that's OK! Hosted by Wonder Dave and Kristee Ono, with guests Lola Anathema, Kari Burt and Dan Weber($22, All Ages)

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Dan Weber

Dan Weber grew up in Tillamook Oregon, or as he calls it, Alabama By The Sea. Having always wanted to do comedy, he waited a mere 24 years to start. The intervening time wasn't a total waste, as it provided him with a wealth of material to draw from.Dan talks on stage about all the... Read More →
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Kari Burt

Kari Burt is an up and coming stand up comedian from Houston, Texas. Her standup revolves around personal stories and insightful takes on current society.Kari has opened for acts such as Rhea Butcher, Shane Torres, and Erik Griffin. When she's not writing you can find her working... Read More →
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Kristee Ono

Kristee Ono loves burritos and is dying to tell you about it. A little dark, a little weird, relatively entertaining, she is a comedian based in San Francisco. She is the co-host of Mental Health Comedy Hour and a producer of the comedy debate podcast "Nerd Rage: The Great Debate... Read More →
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Lola Anathema

Lola Anathema is a burlesque performer and member of Om Nom Nom Non-Binary Burlesque troupe. As Nurse Lola with Mental Health Comedy Hour they keep the show running smoothly.
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Wonder Dave

Wonder Dave is a comedian, writer, burlesque performer and pro-wrestling commentator. He is the creator and host of Mental Health Comedy Hour and a producer of the comedy debate podcast "Nerd Rage: The Great Debates." Find him online at WonderDave.org and on social media @teamwon... Read More →



Saturday January 21, 2023 9:30pm - 11:00pm PST
Brava Studio 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

9:45pm PST

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Mike Drucker & Nori Reed
SF Sketchfest presents a pairing from a dozen hand-picked stand-up comedians on the rise: names you might not know now, but will be hearing a lot from soon. With Mike Drucker and Nori Reed, Hosted by Ryan Goodcase($35 Premium Reserved, $25 General Admission, 18+)

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Mike Drucker

Mike Drucker is a writer and standup comedian living in New York City where he works as the executive producer and co-head writer of "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee." His stand-up has been featured on Audible and at the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, where he was selected... Read More →
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Nori Reed

Nori Reed is an LA based comedian, writer, and actress from Christian County, Kentucky. Nori cut her teeth in the stand-up world in Oakland, CA, and was boldly named by SF Weekly as "Oakland's Next Great Comedian." Currently, Nori is a staff writer for Disney's "That's So Raven" Reboot... Read More →
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Ryan Goodcase

From his humble beginnings in the Midwest, Ryan Goodcase has since taken to the mic to make his quiet, awkward voice heard. Praised for his smart writing and dry delivery, Ryan became the youngest person to win the World Series of Comedy in 2019. Since then he has also won the 45th... Read More →



Saturday January 21, 2023 9:45pm - 11:15pm PST
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

10:00pm PST

Nature Talks to Itself
The first podcast by nature, for anybody!

Join us as we chat with the biggest names in Bay Area nature, from a swimming hole and a stick bug to a geyser and a gust of wind. Nature Talks to Itself is a new improvised comedy podcast hosted by a talking rock named Tony Geode (Justin Michael) and a tiny, crunchy leaf named Atiny Crunchyleaf (Jace Armstrong). With guests D'Arcy Carden, Drew Tarver and Sasheer Zamata. ($35 Orchestra - Front, $30 Orchestra - Side/Rear, $25 Mezzanine, All Ages)

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D'Arcy Carden

A charming actress with a gift for comedy, Emmy nominee D'Arcy Carden continues to endear audiences with appearances in critically acclaimed projects.Carden received a 2020 Emmy nomination for "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy" for her memorable role as 'Janet', in NBC's... Read More →
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Drew Tarver

Drew Tarver currently stars as Cary Dubek in the Comedy Central series, "The Other Two" from Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider. A native of Glennville, Georgia, he has been performing at UCB in LA since 2012. His TV credits include "Bless The Harts," "Brooklyn 99," "LA to Vegas" and... Read More →
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Jace Armstrong

Jace Armstrong is a Los Angeles native who loves ping pong. He's been a producer on several TV shows including "Nathan for You" (Comedy Central), "Comedy Bang! Bang!" (IFC), "The Birthday Boys" (IFC), "The Eric Andre Show" (Adult Swim), "Check it Out! With Dr. Steve Brule" (Adult... Read More →
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Justin Michael

Justin Michael is a writer, comedian and podcaster from LA. He’s a member of the longstanding UCB improv team Winslow and currently hosts "Nature Talks to Itself" -- the first podcast by nature, for anybody. He recently wrote on HBO Max’s "Infinity Train" and voices Nevin on Cartoon... Read More →
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Sasheer Zamata

Sasheer Zamata is a comedian, actress and writer who can be seen on ABC's "Home Economics," Hulu's "Woke," Comedy Central's "Robbie," the horror comedy film "Spree," and Lionsgate's romantic comedy "The Weekend." She was a cast member on "Saturday Night Live" for four seasons, and... Read More →



Saturday January 21, 2023 10:00pm - 11:30pm PST
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:00pm PST

Joel Kim Booster's The Joy F*ck Club
The Joy F*ck Club is a celebration of the overwhelming talent, drive and sex appeal within the Asian American community. Comedian Joel Kim Booster ("Sunnyside," "Big Mouth," "Shrill") will host a showcase of Asian talent in comedy, music and whatever the hell else he wants. In between sets he’ll shoot the shit with his guests, discussing everything from the struggle of being Asian in Emma Stone’s hollywood to what it’s like being hot, Asian and actually very rich. With Atsuko, Nori Reed, Jes Tom, and Irene Tu. Photo by Taylor Miller. ($42 Front/Center, $35 Rear/Sides, All Ages)

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Atsuko

Atsuko was named a Comedian To Watch in Vulture's 2018 list & TimeOut LA's 2019 list. She's written for Adult Swim's "The Eric Andre Show" & "Soft Focus" with Jena Friedman and is the creator of the popular "Let's Go, Atsuko! A (woke) Japanese Game Show." TimeOut LA called her comedy... Read More →
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Irene Tu

Irene Tu is a Chicago-born, LA-based stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. Named one of Vulture's "Comedians You Should and Will Know in 2019," Irene was one of the Bay Area's best stand up comedians before moving to Los Angeles. She has opened for comedians such as Patton Oswalt... Read More →
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Jes Tom

Jes Tom (they/them) is an actor, writer, and stand-up comic, gleefully providing the trans, queer, Asian American, radical cyborg perspective that everyone never knew they wanted. Most recently, they were a staff writer in the mini room for season two of the Taika Waititi series "Our... Read More →
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Joel Kim Booster

Joel Kim Booster is a Chicago-bred, Los Angeles-based stand-up comedian, writer, and actor. He just wrapped the Searchlight rom-com "FIRE ISLAND" alongside Bowen Yang. The film, which he also wrote, is set to release on Hulu and is described as an unapologetic and modern twist take... Read More →
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Nori Reed

Nori Reed is an LA based comedian, writer, and actress from Christian County, Kentucky. Nori cut her teeth in the stand-up world in Oakland, CA, and was boldly named by SF Weekly as "Oakland's Next Great Comedian." Currently, Nori is a staff writer for Disney's "That's So Raven" Reboot... Read More →



Saturday January 21, 2023 10:00pm - 11:30pm PST
Great Star Theater 636 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

10:00pm PST

Music Night
Get ready for a night of musical comedy from The Doubleclicks, DJ Real, Chaki, The Satan Sisters and Ben Visini, hosted by Eric Rubin! ($25, All Ages)

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Ben Visini

Ben Visini is a piano-playing comedy musician, and a serious musician when the jokes don't land. Combining inspiration from musical theater, piano rock, internet culture, and wordplay, his lyric-rich songs explore needing therapy, pursuing music as a career, NSFW topics galore, and... Read More →
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Chaki

Chaki is a funky alien wizard from Outer Space. He has shared the stage with like minded weirdos John Waters El Vez, Bob Log III, Captured By Robots, Flipper and Shannon & The Clams. He is like Prince but not sexy.
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DJ REAL

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

Eric´s oddball, live-looped, character driven musical comedy has appeared at SF Sketchfest '17, '18, '19,'20, Sac Comedy Festival, SF Fringe Festival, San Francisco Improv Festival, Speechless Live, Mortified, Tourettes without Regrets, Dragon Productions Theater, Pianofight, Bread... Read More →
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The Doubleclicks

The Doubleclicks are a nationally-touring, Billboard-charting pop band with a cello, a meowing cat keyboard, and songs about anxiety, queer identity, dinosaurs, cats and board games. Their YouTube videos boast over 3 million views and have been featured on NPR, BoingBoing, and io... Read More →
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The Satan Sisters

Hey there, Sinners! We're The Satan Sisters, a proselytizing folk trio and the literal daughters of Satan! We write songs to bring the Devil's dark word to the vulnerable and stupid masses! Featuring singers/songwriters Tammy, Whoremantha, and Spoons Satan, we take "Satanic Panic... Read More →



Saturday January 21, 2023 10:00pm - 11:30pm PST
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

10:15pm PST

Femmes The Rules
Femmes the Rules is a stand up show that pairs female/non-binary comics with a male comic of their choice, and allows them to interrupt the male comic whenever they'd like, sitting onstage and riffing with them, setting arbitrary rules, and giving strikes (3 strikes and he's gotta get off stage!) Then when his set is over, the female/non-binary comedian does their set completely uninterrupted. In 2021, the show has toured to Chicago and Louisville. Femmes the Rules is hosted by Mary Jane French (All Jane Comedy Fest), Bailey Norton (Reductress) and Sammy Mowrey (Adult Swim). With guests Jeena Bloom, Katrina Davis, Tyler Jackson, Drew Lausch, Ever Mainard and Mateen Stewart.  ($22, All Ages)

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Bailey Norton

Bailey Norton is a stand up comedian, writer, and illustrator living in Los Angeles, CA by way of Springfield, Missouri. She's a Speech and Debate National Humor Champion and a contributor at Reductress. She co-produces and co-hosts the shows "Permanent Vacation" and "Femmes The Rules... Read More →
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Drew Lausch

Drew Lausch is a Brooklyn-Based comedian, writer, producer, actor, and an "oversharing flirt" (NY press) originally from Fargo, ND. He recently filmed an episode of MTV's "Singled Out" and made his headlining debut at La Zoom Room in Asheville, NC. Drew performs regularly at New York... Read More →
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Ever Mainard

Ever Mainard (Netflix, Hulu, Conan, MTV) is a non-binary comedian, whom Variety Magazine has deemed "Hysterically funny.. a wildcard whom one can spot a mile away!" and a "Natural Born Comedian" by Artist Voice.Mainard is a three time best actress winner for their performance in "The... Read More →
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Jeena Bloom

Jeena Bloom is a transgender woman and comedian, dividing her time between Los Angeles and New York City. Her previous credits include Comedy Central, Vice TV, CNBC and more. She has been profiled in the LA Times and New York Magazine.
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Katrina Davis

Katrina Davis was highlighted in WhoHaHa's Comedy Call Out Fall 2020 and was also named one of Time Out LA's Comedians to Watch 2019. She has been seen on "America's Got Talent" (2017) and performs stand-up all over Los Angeles. You can see her featured on the Seed & Spark comedy... Read More →
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Mary Jane French

Mary Jane French is a comedian based out of Richmond, VA. She has performed on festivals across the country including SF Sketchfest, Burning Bridges Comedy Festival, Cape Fear Comedy Festival, Women in Comedy Festival, Portland Queer Comedy Festival, Charm City Comedy Festival, The... Read More →
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Mateen Stewart

Mateen Stewart has appeared in several on-screen roles with the likes of Ben Stiller, Ken Marino and Ron Hubel. He has been featured 2 National McDonalds commercial and has also appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," "Last Week Tonigh"t and HGTV. You can see him in the upcoming season... Read More →
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Sammy Mowrey

Sammy Mowrey is a comedian and writer from Albuquerque, New Mexico who is currently living in Los Angeles. They have been recently seen on Adult Swim, The Atlantic and Vice. Sammy has performed on the Midwest Queer Comedy Festival, and was accepted to The Burning Bridges Comedy Festival... Read More →
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Tyler Jackson

Tyler Jackson is a standup from Los Angeles whose comedy is made up of a thousand little silly ideas, absurd puns, and pop culture references all smushed together. Tyler has performed on several prestigious comedy festivals, including The Onion Comedy Arts Festival, the New York Comedy... Read More →



Saturday January 21, 2023 10:15pm - 11:45pm PST
Brava Cabaret 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:30pm PST

FUTURAMA vs COVID-3019!
Relax and let "Futurama" remind you that things aren't so bad -- the pandemics of the future will be waaaay worse. LIVE for one night only! Head writer David X. Cohen will be joined by cast members Billy West (Fry, Professor Farnsworth, Dr. Zoidberg), Lauren Tom (Amy), Phil LaMarr (Hermes), Maurice LaMarche (Kif, Calculon, Hedonismbot), and the king of the shiny metal metaverse, John DiMaggio (Bender) for a thrilling live episode reading, followed by a doubly thrilling audience Q&A. Moderated by "Futurama" producer Lee Supercinski. Two shows, why not see 'em both?! ($65 Reserved Front Row Seating, $55 Reserved Premium Seating, $45 General Admission, 18+)

Co-presented by Cartoon Art Museum.

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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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David X. Cohen

David X. Cohen developed the critically acclaimed animated series "Futurama" (along with Matt Groening) and was Executive Producer and head writer of the series throughout its run. Prior to that he spent five years as a writer for "The Simpsons." He holds a Bachelor's Degree in physics... 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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Lauren Tom

Lauren Tom is an Obie Award-winning actress, known for her roles as a dutiful daughter in the film "The Joy Luck Club," as Ross’s girlfriend, Julie, on the classic NBC sitcom "Friends," and as Mrs. Tran on "Supernatural." Lauren also lent her voice talents on the animated series... 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 four 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 voice work 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 Theater and is perhaps best known as one of the original cast members of "MAD TV," “Hermes” on "Futurama," "Marvin" in "Pulp Fiction," “Green Lantern” on "Justice League" and as the voice of "Samurai... Read More →



Saturday January 21, 2023 10:30pm - 11:59pm PST
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

10:30pm PST

THE BIG TEAM (FKA White Women)
“THE BIG TEAM" (formerly known as White Women) is an improv team of all black men based in Los Angeles. Formed after meeting at the UCB Black History Month Show in 2013, this team has been featured at theaters all over Los Angeles and the country, having headlined festivals in Portland, DC, Austin, NYC, and more. Collectively they have written and produced videos for Comedy Central, College Humor and Funny or Die, and individually they’ve written and acted in a lot of your favorite TV shows. They were named on Vulture’s annual list of “Comedians You Should and Will Know” in 2018. With special guest Tim Meadows!

THE BIG TEAM is:
Ronnie Adrian ("Key & Peele," "Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot")
Zeke Nicholson ("AP Bio," "The Good Place")
Ify Nwadiwe ("@Midnight," TwitchTV)
Ishmel Sahid ("Cousins For Life," "Kingdom")
Carl Tart ("MadTV," "Brooklyn Nine-Nine")
Lamar Woods ("New Girl," "Brooklyn 99") ($35 Front/Center, $25 Rear/Sides, All Ages)

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Carl Tart

Carl was born in the great state of Mississippi and raised in the mean streets of West LA. Some TV credits include "Transparent," "Lethal Weapon," "Comedy Bang! Bang!" and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine". He has been a staff writer on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "MadTV" and IFC's "Brockmire." You... Read More →
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Ify Nwadiwe

Ify is a stand-up comedian born and raised in Los Angeles, he has appeared on "@midnight," "Son of Zorn," "Workaholics," "Comedy Bang! Bang!" and "Key and Peele." Ify was a staff writer on the second season of "You Can Do Better" (TruTV), "@midnight" (FOD), and was most recently a... Read More →
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Ishmel Sahid

Ishmel Sahid is an actor and improviser, known for his role as Clark on "Cousins For Life," Jamal on "Kingdom," and as a member of UCB's all-black improv group, THE BIG TEAM (FKA White Women).
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Lamar Woods

Lamar Woods is a comedic writer-actor from Atlanta, GA. He moved to Los Angeles, where he was awarded a full scholarship at the Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) through their diversity initiative. Lamar can be seen in sketch group THE BIG TEAM (FKA White Women) –the first all-black... Read More →
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Ronnie Adrian

Originally from South Carolina, Ronnie is now a performer based out of Los Angeles. He performs in cities all around the country and you can often catch him with his various groups most notably The Dragons and THE BIG TEAM (FKA White Women). He does other things besides comedy but... Read More →
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Tim Meadows

Tim Meadows began his comedic career in the Chicago area, including on the Mainstage at The Second City. Throughout his career, he has performed improv, acted in both television and film, done voice work, toured as a stand-up comedian, and more. Having spent ten seasons at "SNL" (1991-2000... Read More →
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Zeke Nicholson

Zeke is a performer/writer from the hard streets of Rhinebeck, New York, an idyllic small town where he endured hardship every day as the son of a loving college professor and one of 3.5 black kids at his high school. He attended Williams College in Massachusetts, where he was a decathlete... Read More →



Saturday January 21, 2023 10:30pm - 11:59pm PST
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

11:00pm PST

Luxury Cruise Singles Mixer, Maryland Night Live and Trouble With Shapes
SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! With Luxury Cruise Singles Mixer, Maryland Night Live and Trouble With Shapes, Hosted by Jeremy Furlong.  ($22, All Ages)

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Jeremy Furlong

I tell jokes for The Love of The Game. My Field of Dreams is an audience full of laughter with nobody playing Hardball. Some might say I'm just The Natural at comedy, but others say I'm just The Kid From Left Field. Either way I'm not forgetting my roots now that I'm in the Major... Read More →
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Luxury Cruise Singles Mixer

Luxury Cruise Singles Mixer will take you on an erotic journey to the center of the human imagination. There are no refunds.
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Maryland Night Live

Maryland Night Live (MNL) is a sketch team made up of students at the University of Maryland who write and perform in live and digital sketches. Members of MNL have performed in the Austin Sketch Fest and currently produce comedy shows all over DC.
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Trouble With Shapes

Trouble with Shapes is a four man sketch comedy troupe from Greensboro, NC. They are AJ Schraeder, Al-Don Schraeder, Bob Beshere, and John Chenoweth. Their conceptual circumference encompasses all things...all things this one specific quartet of middle-aged, childless, American squares... Read More →



Saturday January 21, 2023 11:00pm - Sunday January 22, 2023 12:30am PST
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Sunday, January 22
 

1:00pm PST

Alchemy This
For his comedy podcast, Alchemy This, award-winning comedian Kevin Pollak has gathered some of his favorite, extraordinarily-talented improvisors. In each episode, he presents uniquely bizarre scenarios for he and them to hilariously bring to life. With guest alchemists Chris Alvarado, Craig Cackowski, Joey Greer, James Heaney, Jessica Lowe and Cole Stratton. ($35 Front/Center, $25 Rear/Sides, All Ages)

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Chris Alvarado

Chris Alvarado is an actor/improviser from Los Angeles.He was most recently seen in the Off-Broadway production, "#DateMe," which the NY Times called "A frenzy of strained joke-making." He can be seen on television in roles that have under-5-lines and on stage at The Westside Comedy... Read More →
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Cole Stratton

Cole Stratton is the co-founder of SF Sketchfest, the San Francisco Comedy Festival, a month-long annual event highlighting the best in improv, sketch, stand-up, TV and film comedy, which celebrates its twentieth year in January 2022. Along with Janet Varney, he has written and performed... Read More →
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Craig Cackowski

Craig Cackowski has been seen on your television as a regular cast member on "Drunk History" and as Officer Cackowski on "Community." Other film and television appearances include "Veep," "Newsreaders," "Comedy Bang Bang," "The Mindy Project," "How I Met Your Mother," "Trust Us With... Read More →
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James Heaney

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

Jessica Lowe has trained and performed with Boom Chicago, The Groundlings, IO West, and the Upright Citizen Brigade theaters. She was selected in 2013 as one of the New Faces Characters Showcase at the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal.  In film, she made her theatrical film debut... Read More →
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Joey Greer

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

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



Sunday January 22, 2023 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

1:00pm PST

Avatar: Braving the Elements
Join hosts Janet Varney (the voice of “Korra”) and Dante Basco (the voice of “Prince Zuko”), and special guests Jack De Sena (the voice of "Sokka"), Grey DeLisle (the voice of "Azula") and Phil LaMarr (the voice of "Earth Kind Kuei") for this LIVE edition of their hit podcast, including audience participation, trivia and prizes!

Braving the Elements is the official companion podcast from Nickelodeon and iHeart. It features discussions on every episode of “Avatar: The Last Airbender” as Janet and Dante break down key themes, notable battles, and behind-the-scenes trivia you can’t get anywhere else. Special guests including cast members, behind-the-scenes creators and crew, and celebrity super fans join them to explore elements of the Avatarverse, including the origins of the story and how Avatar was brought to life.

Co-presented by Center for Asian American Media.

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Dante Basco

A filmmaker who’s been in the industry for over 30 years, from being discovered by Steven Spielberg in “Hook” as Rufio, to voicing Prince Zuko, in "Avatar the Last Airbender" and most recently becoming a director is his directorial debut “The Fabulous Filipino Brothers... Read More →
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Grey DeLisle

Grey DeLisle, former recording artist for Sugarhill/Vanguard is about to release her debut album for Regional Records. The covers album, aptly titled "Borrowed" features a James Bond theme song "You Only Live Twice" featuring The Satellites Four (originally recorded by Nancy Sinatra... Read More →
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Jack De Sena

Jack DeSena is perhaps best known for his work on “All That,” “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” and “The Dragon Prince,” among other starring and guest roles in numerous beloved shows. You can also find him creating and starring in sketches with his long-time friend Chris... 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). You can see her on Hulu in the horror comedy series “Stan Against Evil,” and as Becca on “You’re the Worst,” and on... Read More →
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Phil LaMarr

A Los Angeles native, Phil is an alumnus of Yale University and The Groundlings Theater and is perhaps best known as one of the original cast members of "MAD TV," “Hermes” on "Futurama," "Marvin" in "Pulp Fiction," “Green Lantern” on "Justice League" and as the voice of "Samurai... Read More →



Sunday January 22, 2023 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST
Great Star Theater 636 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

4:00pm PST

Hey Riddle Riddle
Riddles! Puzzles! WhoDunnits! Adal Rifai, Erin Keif and JPC try and solve a few of these every episode while discussing and dissecting along the way. You can play along while listening but can you solve the questions before we do?? (You absolutely will.) ($35 Front/Center, $28 Rear/Sides, All Ages)

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Adal Rifai

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

Erin Keif is originally from Massachusetts but now lives in Chicago. The fish is worse in Chicago. She is a sketch and improv performer at the iO Theater and CiC Theater. She has also appeared on the "Hello From the Magic Tavern" as Momo the Mouse. She wrote John C. Reilly fan mail... Read More →
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John Patrick "JPC" Coan

John Patrick Coan is a Chicago-based improviser, podcaster, and streamer. You can find him on stage at iO Chicago performing with "Whirled News Tonight" and "Devil’s Daughter," on-screen Thursday nights at twitch.tv/OneShotRPG, in your ears on the "Campaign" podcast, and on Twitter... Read More →



Sunday January 22, 2023 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

7:00pm PST

Back Alley Racket Club, Maryland Night Live and Squad Patrol
SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! With Back Alley Racket Club, Maryland Night Live and Squad Patrol, Hosted by Drew Lausch($22, All Ages)

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Back Alley Racket Club

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

Drew Lausch is a Brooklyn-Based comedian, writer, producer, actor, and an "oversharing flirt" (NY press) originally from Fargo, ND. He recently filmed an episode of MTV's "Singled Out" and made his headlining debut at La Zoom Room in Asheville, NC. Drew performs regularly at New York... Read More →
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Maryland Night Live

Maryland Night Live (MNL) is a sketch team made up of students at the University of Maryland who write and perform in live and digital sketches. Members of MNL have performed in the Austin Sketch Fest and currently produce comedy shows all over DC.
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Squad Patrol

Dark. Literate. Mildly classy. Plus lasers. And swearing. Squad Patrol is The Sacramento Comedy Spot's live, main-stage sketch comedy show.



Sunday January 22, 2023 7:00pm - 8:30pm PST
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102

7:30pm PST

Todd Barry: 2023 Stadium Tour
Todd Barry ("Flight of the Conchords," "The Wrestler") headlines for one night only at Cobb's! With a feature set from Ever Mainard, hosted by Paco Romane.

($40 Reserved Front Row Seating, $35 Reserved Premium Seating, $30 General Admission, 18+)

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Ever Mainard

Ever Mainard (Netflix, Hulu, Conan, MTV) is a non-binary comedian, whom Variety Magazine has deemed "Hysterically funny.. a wildcard whom one can spot a mile away!" and a "Natural Born Comedian" by Artist Voice.Mainard is a three time best actress winner for their performance in "The... Read More →
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Paco Romane

Paco Romane has been seen on Comedy Central, "Drunk History," HBO, Funny or Die and is one of those guys who's done a little bit of everything, from stand-up, acting, writing, and improv to voice-overs and podcasts. His "hilarious comedy" (The A.V. Club) is engaging and authentic... Read More →
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Todd Barry

New York City-based comedian and actor Todd Barry is widely recognized for his roles as the bongo-playing “Third Conchord” on HBO’s “Flight of the Conchords” and Mickey Rourke’s deli boss in 2009 Oscar winner “The Wrestler,” and renowned throughout the entertainment... Read More →



Sunday January 22, 2023 7:30pm - 9:00pm PST
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

8:00pm PST

The Bitchuation Room
The Bitchuation Room Podcast LIVE! Feat. Nato Green
"The Bitchuation Room" podcast is a weekly live-streamed hour of laughs and analysis among progressive comedians, activists and experts. Holding court is host Francesca Fiorentini, journalist, stand-up comic, creator of the web show "Newsbroke," contributor to "The Young Turks," and the host of "Red White and Who?" on MSNBC. As a mixed-race lefty, Francesca has been actively bitching about American politics since she was a college student marching against the invasion of Iraq. Each week, she gathers her funny, thoughtful (and more famous) friends to both understand America's current political hellscape and offer glimmers of hope. Added to the mix is a pinch of pop culture, and "The Bitchuation Room" leaves listeners with ideas for action and plenty of LOLs. Featuring Nato Green and more. ($25, All Ages)

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Francesca Fiorentini

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

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



Sunday January 22, 2023 8:00pm - 9:30pm PST
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm PST

Lottie Platchett Took a Hatchet!
Lottie Platchett Took a Hatchet by Justin Elizabeth Sayre

Lottie Platchett, spinster and bird enthusiast, stands accused of brutally murdering her father and step-mother with a hatchet, and while the rhyming doesn't help her case, (Hatchet-Platchett? The jokes write themselves.) Lottie pleads her innocence. In a hilarious riff on the legends of 19th Century murder, Lottie Platchett brings together an all-star cast including Drew Droege, Tom Lenk, Ryan Garcia, Tom Detrinis and Pete Zias to create a weird and wonderful camp take on all those grizzly tales of murder that have now become American lore. Did she do it? Did she do it alone? Who knows what evil lurks in the heart of a spinster? Only Lottie Platchett knows. Directed by Jessica Hanna($35 Front/Center, $25 Rear/Sides, All Ages)

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Drew Droege

Drew Droege is best known for his online Chloe Sevigny videos, plus his shorts with Mitch Silpa, including “Two Old Queens Who’ve Only A Minute to Catch Up.” He’s written and performed two solo shows Off-Broadway, “Bright Colors And Bold Patterns” (for which he received... Read More →
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Jessica Hanna

Jessica Hanna is a Los Angeles based Director & Producer with a focus on new work. World Premiere’s by Lisa Sanaye Dring, Kristin Goodman, Kerri-Ann McCalla, John Ross Bowie, Brandon Baruch, Stephanie Batiste, Tom Cavanaugh, Georgette Kelly and Justin Elizabeth Sayre’s "Ravenswood... Read More →
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Justin Elizabeth Sayre

Elizabeth Sayre is a playwright and performer who Michael Musto called, “Oscar Wilde meets Whoopi Goldberg.” Sayre is a fixture of the Downtown Cabaret Scene in New York, first with their long-running monthly show, "The Meeting of The International Order of Sodomites," (Bistro... Read More →
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Pete Zias

Pete Zias is an alum of Los Angeles comedy troupe The Groundlings. His web series “Friday Night with Crystal” and “I Remember You” can be viewed on his YouTube channel “The Pete Zias Show.” He performed his solo show "The Teddy Teddy Show" at the NYC International Fringe... Read More →
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Ryan Garcia

Ryan has been acting professionally since he was a child in Miami, FL. He's been on stage in LA with "30 Minute Musicals," "Ravenswood Manor" at the Celebration Theatre, and the new musical "Found" with IAMA Theatre. He was featured as Domingo on Community, and most recently as Dude... Read More →
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Tom Detrinis

Originally from Long Island, Tom came to Los Angeles by way of Buffalo, and is no stranger to the the stage -- on and off. From producing, directing and/or performing to working in television, film and on the web, he has enjoyed being stupid and making others laugh at his own expense... Read More →
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Tom Lenk

Tom Lenk is a SAG award-winning actor, comedian & accidental Instagram Superstar! His Stage and Screen work include starring roles in "Transparent," "HBO's Room 104," "American Housewife," "Zac & Mia,” “Workin’ Moms,” "Bones,” "Episodes," "The Witches of East End," "Cabin... Read More →



Sunday January 22, 2023 8:00pm - 9:30pm PST
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm PST

The 1491s
The 1491s are a sketch comedy group based in the wooded ghettos of Minnesota and buffalo grass of Oklahoma. They are a gaggle of Indians chock full of cynicism and splashed with a good dose of indigenous satire. They coined the term All My Relations, and are still waiting on the royalties. They were at Custer's Last Stand. They mooned Chris Columbus when he landed. They invented bubble gum. the 1491s teach young women to be strong. And teach young men how to seduce these strong women.

This group of indigenous misfits originally came together to make funny videos to put on YouTube. Since their first video in 2009, the group's work has gone viral - earning fans around the globe with their satirical and absurd comedy. From sold out performances to appearances on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and "TEDx Talks," the group continues to grow.

This year, the group celebrated the debut of FX's critically-acclaimed television series “Reservation Dogs,” co-created by 1491s’ founding member Sterlin Harjo and Taika Waititi. The much-lauded series has already been picked up for a second season, with each of the members of The 1491s working on the show.

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The 1491s

The 1491s are a sketch comedy group based in the wooded ghettos of Minnesota and buffalo grass of Oklahoma. They are a gaggle of Indians chock full of cynicism and splashed with a good dose of indigenous satire. They coined the term All My Relations, and are still waiting on the royalties... Read More →



Sunday January 22, 2023 8:00pm - 9:30pm PST
Great Star Theater 636 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

9:00pm PST

Cluedunit, Lemon Pepper Wet and Trouble With Shapes
SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! With Cluedunit, Lemmon Pepper Wet and Trouble With Shapes, Hosted by Reid Clark($22, All Ages)

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Cluedunit

Cluedunit is a long-form mystery show brought to you by improvisers from the ComedySportz San Jose troupe. CSz has performed short and long-form improv in the Bay Area for over 30 years.
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Lemon Pepper Wet

Lemon Pepper Wet (LPW) is an all-Black Male Comedy Improv Troupe whose 7 members hail from different parts of this beautiful, sometimes racist‚ but mostly beautiful country of America. Through our shared experiences, the team takes you through a variety of bold, funny and sometimes... Read More →
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Reid Clark

Reid Clark’s comedy has been described as dark, blue, and political, with elements of musicality and improvisation. In nine years as a stand up comedian he has worked with Tone Bell, Andy Haynes, and Fortune Feimster and many more. Reid also has improv, sketch and writing experience... Read More →
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Trouble With Shapes

Trouble with Shapes is a four man sketch comedy troupe from Greensboro, NC. They are AJ Schraeder, Al-Don Schraeder, Bob Beshere, and John Chenoweth. Their conceptual circumference encompasses all things...all things this one specific quartet of middle-aged, childless, American squares... Read More →



Sunday January 22, 2023 9:00pm - 10:30pm PST
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Tuesday, January 24
 

8:00pm PST

Choose Your Own Adventure — A Drag Show
Will you answer the call to adventure? Can you survive the deep dark forest? Will you save the land from imminent peril, and can you do it… in a wig? Well, lucky for you, you have an avatar in some of San Francisco’s top drag talent!

Four of the Bay’s fiercest drag kings, queens, and in-betweens have been thrust into a fantasy world, meeting danger at every turn. And YOU, the audience, will decide their fate! When these performers are literally lip syncing for their lives, it will be up to the audience to decide if they finish big with “I Will Survive” or end up “In the Arms of an Angel." Do you have what it takes to help them on their sickening quest? Then glam up and head out to CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE!

Media Meltdown is a queer celebration of cult media, weirdo pop culture, and childhood nostalgia hosted by San Francisco-based drag performers and “roommates” (in the Biblical sense) Franzia Kafka & Piranha. We’re known for bringing you the themes no other drag show dares to tackle!
($30 Front/Center, $20 Rear/Sides, All Ages)

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Media Meltdown

MEDIA MELTDOWN is a queer celebration of cult media, weirdo pop culture, and childhood nostalgia hosted by San Francisco-based drag performers and "roommates" (in the Biblical sense) Franzia Kafka & Piranha. We're known for bringing you the themes no other drag show dares to tackle... Read More →



Tuesday January 24, 2023 8:00pm - 9:30pm PST
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
 
Wednesday, January 25
 

7:00pm PST

Comedy Baseball
Comedy Baseball is a competitive joke telling show where two teams of comedians compete on a digital baseball field. Featuring retro graphics, our custom baseball game is a throwback to old Nintendo baseball games with twist- its controlled by telling jokes. With Steve Ausburne, Joey AveryColin Braun, Greg Gettle, DNA, Andrew Holmgren, Ben Kolina, James Mwaura, Robert Omoto, Ivy Vasquez, and Natasha Vinik, hosted by Justin Gomes. ($22, All Ages)

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Andrew Holmgren

Andrew Holmgren embodies a rare combination of humility and good looks rarely seen before on this planet. This San Francisco-based stoner-savant performs with a certain reverence for irreverence and his succinct, clever humor has made people call him a smart-ass more times than he... Read More →
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Ben Kolina

Ben Kolina had his first experience getting laughs from strangers at the expense of visiting outfielders in the Right Field Bleachers of the Oakland Coliseum. Ben spent 5 years as co-producer of a popular weekly comedy showcase at the Night Light in Oakland & currently co-produces... Read More →
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Colin Braun

Having escaped the arctic wastes of New England in 2011, Colin started performing comedy in sunny Portland, Oregon.  Colin has a credit score in the triple digits, and lives in Berkeley, California with his husband and mental illnesses.
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DNA

DNA has appeared on NPRs "Snap Judgement" and is known for his smart, funny takes on everything from QAnon to Quarantine.  Described as “the Kingpin of Santa Cruz comedy,” DNA leads the comedy revolution.  
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Greg Gettle

Greg Gettle is a comedian/writer originally from Chicago and is now based in the Bay Area. His comedy may be dark, but it's uniquely relatable. His offbeat take on his family and relationships keeps audiences laughing in ways they didn't expect. Between his strong voice, stage presence... Read More →
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Ivy Vasquez

Ivy is a fresh and hilarious bay area comic! She brings a new outlook to navigating dating, living in the city and making the best of otherwise quirky situations! A must see and a bay area favorite.
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James Mwaura

James Mwaura is a standup comic based in Oakland, CA. James is black, but is Puerto Rican-passing. He likes to talk about racial issues, sex, COVID... all the important topics. If you don't like this comic, you are entitled to a full refund which James will pay out himself in rare... Read More →
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Joey Avery

Joey Avery quickly became a household name in Bay Area comedy after being honored as one of the SF Chronicle's Comics's to Catch and having his debut album, "Pier 69: Junior Varsity" debut at #1 on iTunes. Often regarded as one of the best follows on Instagram under 10,000 followers... Read More →
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Justin Gomes

Justin Gomes-Sharp has been performing in and creating shows throughout the Bay Area for well over a decade. When he's not performing or pouring drinks at Pianofight you can find him at his ranch in Auburn raising chickens with his family. Follow him on instagram (@thatskarobot) for... Read More →
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Natasha Vinik

Natasha Vinik is a bay area comedian - she's the first to do stand-up in virtual reality, and with a mother from Peru and a Jewish, South African father - her unique perspective and experience makes her comedy fun, frightening, and falafel. Minus the falafel. She's allergic. You might... Read More →
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Robert Omoto

Robert Omoto is a somewhat small, very loud, Filipino and Japanese man from Sacramento, CA. He recently had a baby boy, to whom he voices his random tangents based on paranoia and over-analyzation to.He’s worked with Bret Ernst, Sarah Tiana, Will Durst, Joey Medina, and Mike Epps... Read More →
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Steve Ausburne

Steve Ausburne’s first attempt at actual stand up ended with him getting a lifetime ban from a church in Grant’s Pass, Oregon. Buoyed by that successful start, Steve has embraced the stage as a place to present a spoken word memoir of all the embarrassing life moments that lurk... Read More →



Wednesday January 25, 2023 7:00pm - 8:30pm PST
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm PST

Talking Simpsons
Simpsons Predicted It?! Talking Simpsons Podcast Investigates

Talking Simpsons returns to talk Simpsons at SF Sketchfest, and in 2022 hosts Bob Mackey and Henry Gilbert are feeling prophetic! Did The Simpsons predict future presidents, pandemics, and more? Or was it all a coincidence? Get ready to learn some shocking comedy history along with these Simpsons experts! ($22, All Ages)

Co-presented by Cartoon Art Museum.

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Bob Mackey

Bob Mackey has been podcasting since 2009. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Literature and a Masters in Critical Theory, and somehow managed to fit in 8 hours of TV a day. His other podcast, "Retronauts," celebrates retro video games.
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Henry Gilbert

Henry Gilbert is the cohost/cocreator/coproducer of the "Talking Simpsons" podcast. Based out of Berkeley, CA, Henry not only researches every episode of "The Simpsons" and related animation history, he also chats with many great writers, comedians, and performers about their love... Read More →



Wednesday January 25, 2023 8:00pm - 9:30pm PST
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm PST

Kyle Gordon with Don't Watch This Show Live!
Kyle Gordon is a New York based comedian, actor, writer, and improviser, and he has fun every day. He has recently emerged as one of the most popular comedians on Tik Tok, with over 2.2 million followers and over 70 million likes. His work has been featured in Insider, Buzzfeed, Fast Company, Comedy Central, Sports Illustrated, Time Out New York, and more. He has been a member of the Magnet Theater and Brooklyn Comedy Collective's improv house teams since 2015, a member of Story Pirates since 2016, and he appears regularly on Radiotopia's "The Truth" podcast.

Don't Watch This Show Live is "SNL" meets Funny or Die meets San Francisco comedy. Founded in 2012 by Bert DiVietri and Ryan Cronin this show is a non stop laughfest. Videos, improv, stand up and sketches all come together for this group. Hosted by Krista Fatka($30 Front/Center, $20 Rear/Sides, All Ages)

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Don't Watch this Show LIVE!

San Francisco meets SNL. Love sketch, improv, video sketch, music, and much more. Don't Watch This Show LIVE has everything you're wanting from a sketch troupe based out of San Francisco.
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Krista Fatka

Krista Fatka, winner of the Sacramento Comedy Competition, has performed at SF Sketchfest for 5 years. Her comedy explores queer themes, personal health, and the crushing reality of late stage capitalism. When she's not seeking validation on stage, she enjoys making films with her... Read More →
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Kyle Gordon

Kyle is a New York based comedian, actor, writer, and improviser, and he has fun every day. He has recently emerged as one of the most popular comedians on Tik Tok, with over 2.2 million followers and over 70 million likes. His work has been featured in Insider, Buzzfeed, Fast Company... Read More →



Wednesday January 25, 2023 8:00pm - 9:30pm PST
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
 
Thursday, January 26
 

7:00pm PST

Arroz con Pho, The Ballroom and Comedy Dance Chicago
SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! With Arroz con Pho, The Ballroom and Comedy Dance Chicago, Hosted by Matt Storrs($22, All Ages)

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Arroz con Pho

Arroz con Pho is written and produced by Ruby Marez and Kimberly Truong - veteran WOC writers, performers and improvisers based in Los Angeles.You may have seen their work at UCB LA and NY, Second City Hollywood, iO West, Comedy Central Stage, The Magnet Theater, The PIT, ImprovBoston... Read More →
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Comedy Dance Chicago

Comedy Dance Chicago: A different kind of comedy show. A different kind of dance show. CDC's combination of sketch, physical comedy, and dance along with word play, music, and overall goofiness has entertained Chicagoland audiences for years. Throw in some audience participation... Read More →
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Matt Storrs

Matt Storrs was lucky enough to graduate from school with crushing student loans and a law degree. Matt brings his law background to the stage with his sharp stories and esoteric comedy.
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The Ballroom

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



Thursday January 26, 2023 7:00pm - 8:30pm PST
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm PST

Killing My Lobster / Cobranauts
Killing My Lobster has been San Francisco's premier sketch comedy group since 1997. Today, KML produces original shows year round, as well as teaching a full roster of sketch comedy writing and acting classes. KML creates fast, smart, fearless sketch comedy that makes people laugh both in SF and the greater Bay Area. With an opening set by Santa Monica's Cobranauts, seven time winners of the House Improv Team Tournament at the Westside Comedy Theater. Hosted by Mark Smalls($25 Front/Center, $20 Rear/Sides, All Ages)

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Cobranauts

Cobranauts do fast-paced improv and strike quickly (much like a Cobra) and are totally out there (like an astronaut). The longest running house team at the Westside Comedy Theater in Santa Monica, CA and seven-time winners of the improv tournament there, the 'nauts are excited to... Read More →
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Cole Stratton

Cole Stratton is the co-founder of SF Sketchfest, the San Francisco Comedy Festival, a month-long annual event highlighting the best in improv, sketch, stand-up, TV and film comedy, which celebrates its twentieth year in January 2022. Along with Janet Varney, he has written and performed... Read More →
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Killing My Lobster

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

Mark Smalls is a comedian from the San Francisco Bay Area. Best described as a no frills, and always one of the funniest of the night. He's opened for comedians Norm Macdonald, Chadd Daniels, and Bobby Lee. In 2019 he realeased his comedy album "Junior Varsity" which went #1 on the... Read More →



Thursday January 26, 2023 8:00pm - 9:30pm PST
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm PST

Locals Only!
SF Sketchfest presents some of their favorite Bay Area stand-up comics, with all-new lineups, for two nights only on the PianoFight Main Stage! With Steven Asifo, Max Eddy, Geulah Finman, Gary Hughes, Annette Mullaney, Jade Theriault, Travis Thielen and Andrew Young, Hosted by Nick Leonard. ($22, All Ages)

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Andrew Young

With a wit that is as sharp as his cheekbones, Andrew Young has used his years in the San Francisco comedy scene to develop into a force of nature. While most people his age were debating which college they should attend, Andrew was already working most comedy venues in Northern California... Read More →
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Annette Mullaney

Annette Mullaney is a standup comic based in San Francisco. Named a Comic to Catch by the San Francisco Chronicle, her comedy is self-deprecating, existentialist, and with a few fancy words sprinkled in to justify having gone to grad school. Originally from Michigan, she's been a... Read More →
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Gary Hughes

Gary Hughes is a Bay Area based comedian, writer, and actor. He performed in the heartfelt play, "The Laramie Project" at San Francisco State University where he also received his B.A from.He has also performed standup throughout California including Uncle Clydes Comedy Contest, SF... Read More →
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Geulah Finman

Geulah (She/who) is a tall, dark and handsome queerdo. She is native to Detroit and moved to San Francisco in 2018 to follow the legacy of the comedy greats. Her comedy style is ridiculously revelatory, and accidentally filth-free. Geulah's upbringing in a Hassidic-Jewish community... Read More →
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Jade Theriault

Jade Theriault is a borg and a Forbes-recognized stand-up comedian who combines provocative thought with moving furniture. Most recently, Jade featured in Troma's "Divide & Conquer" (2020) as an understudy for Ron Jeremy who was forced to resign from the project due to scandal. From... Read More →
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Max Eddy

Max is a queer stand-up comedian based in the Bay Area comedy scene. His act primarily focuses on the queer experience in San Francisco, living with his parents during the pandemic, and the foibles of his infamous stepdad, Dino Dan.Max is a regular at The Setup, San Francisco's preeminent... Read More →
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Nick Leonard

Nick Leonard has been doing comedy in San Francisco and around the world for about 20 years, at Cobb's, the punchline, sketchfest, the Edinburgh festival. He has produced San Francisco's long-running queer comedy show Qcomedy, now on hiatus. He also improv, acting, and performs in... Read More →
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Steven Asifo

Outside of corporate life, Steven is a comedic entertainer. Steven has an energy like no one else. His charming, energetic, and cynically good-natured persona brings you into his anxiety-filled mishaps and observations. Originally from Maryland, this East Coast transplant performs... Read More →
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Travis Thielen

Travis Thielen is a San Francisco based comedian and regular at the San Francisco Punch Line and Cobbs Comedy Club. He performs all around the Bay Area. In his act, he opens up about his family and personal life, mining relatable painful moments for their humor. Originally from Hawaii... Read More →



Thursday January 26, 2023 8:00pm - 9:30pm PST
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm PST

Michael Winslow
Join us for an evening with Michael Winslow, the master of vocal gymnastics! Michael can imitate over 1000 sound effects using his voice alone. Whether he is recreating the frenzy of Jimi Hendrix playing the guitar, or the roar of a jet plane, his talent is truly remarkable and his versatility admirable and enjoyable for all ages! With an opening set by Richard Sarvate($45 Reserved Front Row Seating, $35 Reserved Premium Seating, $25 General Admission, 18+)

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Michael Winslow

Michael Winslow is a master of vocal gymnastics, can imitate over 100000 sound effects using his voice alone. Whether he is recreating the frenzy of Jimmy Hendrix playing the guitar, or the roar of a jet plane, his talent is truly remarkable and his versatility admirable and enjoyable... Read More →
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Richard Sarvate

Richard quit tech to do stand-up. Oops! He started performing in San Francisco in 2011 and now lives in Los Angeles. He talks about his experience as a first-generation Indian immigrant, mental illness, and his time in Silicon Valley.Watching Richard perform is hilariously unpredictable... Read More →



Thursday January 26, 2023 8:00pm - 9:30pm PST
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

8:00pm PST

SF Sketchfest Threesome
SF Sketchfest presents a triple-co-headline of three of the best comics in the country -- Grant Gordon, Hannah Pilkes and Jeff Wright. Hosted by Liz Stone($34 Premium Reserved, $24 General Admission, 18+)

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Grant Gordon

After 10 years in the NYC stand up scene, Grant headed west, and things have been going well.Grant has become a familiar face on televisions nationwide. His most notable commercial acting credits include Progressive, Boost Mobile, and JetBlue.He has a monthly stand up residency at... Read More →
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Hannah Pilkes

Hannah Pilkes ("Search Party," "Yearly Departed," Vulture's Comedian You Should Know 2021, CW's "Would I Lie To You," New York Comedy Fest Comic To Watch, Independent Spirit Award Nominee) and generally speaking, a tall woman.
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Jeff Wright

Jeff Wright is a comedian, actor, and writer originally from Orlando, FL. He is currently a writer and performer for NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers." Jeff rose to fame with his short, quick-witted sketches that he writes, directs, and stars in, often satirizing social media and... Read More →
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Liz Stone

Liz Stone performs throughout the country and is known for her personal stories of life, love, and embarrassing moments. She is featured on Season 3 of "Laugh After Dark" on Amazon Prime TV and is a regular at clubs throughout the country, including the SF Punch Line, Cobbs Comedy... Read More →



Thursday January 26, 2023 8:00pm - 9:30pm PST
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

9:00pm PST

Jon Blair, The Lesbian Agenda with Sophie Santos and Luxury Cruise Singles Mixer
SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! With Jon Blair, The Lesbian Agenda with Sophie Santos and Luxury Cruise Singles Mixer, Hosted by Joshua Stokes($22, All Ages)

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Jon Blair

One of Canada's top solo sketch comedians, Jon Blair has been weirding things up in the Toronto comedy scene and abroad for over 10 years, and just spent the lockdown producing his one-man YouTube sketch show "Now More Than Ever." Jon packs an entire sketch troupe's worth of comedy... Read More →
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Joshua Stokes

Joshua Stokes, is a comedian based out of Houston, Texas, with jokes on everything from squashes to real estate law. He can be seen regularly in Houston working at the Secret Group.He has had the privilege of working alongside amazing comedians such as Liz Miele, Jerry Rocha, Billy... Read More →
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Luxury Cruise Singles Mixer

Luxury Cruise Singles Mixer will take you on an erotic journey to the center of the human imagination. There are no refunds.
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The Lesbian Agenda with Sophie Santos

Sophie Santos is a comedian and writer based wherever you'd like her to be. She just released her comedic memoir, "The One You Want to Marry (And Other Identities I've Had)" by Topple Books. You can now hear her in the new Audible Original "Hit Job" alongside Pete Davidson and Keke... Read More →



Thursday January 26, 2023 9:00pm - 10:30pm PST
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Friday, January 27
 

7:00pm PST

Studio Sets
The Brava Studio hosts some of the best up and coming stand-up comics hand-picked by the festival for this special series of shows! With Colin Braun, Marcus Cardona, Ty Clay, John Kennedy, Dro Knows, Isa Medina, Martin Phillips and Stephen Taylor, Hosted by TammyTeaLove. ($22, All Ages)

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Colin Braun

Having escaped the arctic wastes of New England in 2011, Colin started performing comedy in sunny Portland, Oregon.  Colin has a credit score in the triple digits, and lives in Berkeley, California with his husband and mental illnesses.
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Isa Medina

Isa Medina is a Latinx LA-based comic. She runs a weekly stand up comedy show at the infamous West Hollywood spot Formosa Cafe, which is not stressful at all. You can find her doing stand up at The Hollywood Improv and Comedy Store. She is co-host and creator of the podcast "Sounds... Read More →
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John Kennedy

John Kennedy is a 22 year old standup comedian from North Dakota currently living is Brooklyn NY. John was the winner of the North Dakota Comedy Festival and the Minneapolis funniest person contest and was in the 2021 DC comedy festival. He has amassed more than 60k followers on Twitter... Read More →
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Marcus Cardona

Sarcastic, satirical, smart, social media savant, and shameless. These S alliterations comprise of Marcus' comedic style. The by-product of middle class rural Maine upbringings, Filipino immigrant parenting, TV addiction, post college debt depression, under protest private school... Read More →
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Martin Phillips

Martin Phillips is a stand up comedian primarily based in Washington DC, but still travels all over the country and has even performed in Alaska! While in college Martin was named the funniest college student in DC and hasn't stopped since; from performing at festivals, like The LA... Read More →
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Stephen Taylor

Originally a Louisiana native, Stephen moved to the Midwest to escape his traditional southern roots. He's a fast rising talent in the region who has worked with comics like Theo Von, Karlous Miller, and Mark Normand. Combining his unique perspective with some sweet southern charm... Read More →
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TammyTeaLove

Tammy E. Clarke (TammyTeaLove) is a comedian who was born in Brooklyn NYC, raised in Los Angeles and now resides in Oakland. Her first break was on the spot with Academy Award winning actress Mo’Nique at the San Jose Improv. She first stepped on stage in 2007 when her comedian friends... Read More →
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Ty Clay

Ty Clay's comedy has been described as "like a clean toilet." Based in Kansas City, MO he has performed in the Kansas City Comedy Festival, the Salem Comedy & Spirits Festival, was the winner of the Satellite City Comedy Contest in Springfield, MO, performed at Planet Comicon, and... Read More →



Friday January 27, 2023 7:00pm - 8:30pm PST
Brava Studio 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:00pm PST

Drunk Theatre, Girls Night and Jon Blair
SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! With Jon Blair, Drunk Theatre and Girls Night, Hosted by Vincent Chuang($22, All Ages)

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Drunk Theatre

A comedian takes five shots of whiskey in a row, then performs a completely improvised play with a cast of sober comedians. What could go wrong?!
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Girls Night

Girls Night is an all female sketch and improv team from Los Angeles, with Hannah Pilkes, Lizzy McGroder, and Jasmine Elist. Their humble beginnings in 2016, meeting at the iconic Groundlings Theater, the women started performing longform in theaters and venues around Los Angeles... Read More →
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Jon Blair

One of Canada's top solo sketch comedians, Jon Blair has been weirding things up in the Toronto comedy scene and abroad for over 10 years, and just spent the lockdown producing his one-man YouTube sketch show "Now More Than Ever." Jon packs an entire sketch troupe's worth of comedy... Read More →
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Vincent Chuang

Vince Chuang has been performing comedy in the Bay Area and Santa Cruz since 2012. He is a regular at the San Francisco Punch Line, Cobbs, and Rooster T Feathers. His jokes have been described as hilarious and well-crafted.



Friday January 27, 2023 7:00pm - 8:30pm PST
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102

7:30pm PST

The Endless Honeymoon Podcast
Natasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher, married comedians, are using their hilariously hard-won wisdom on relationships and building on their hit Netflix special to help others by offering love advice to callers while simultaneously examining the ups and downs of their own relationship! ($45 Front/Center, $35 Rear/Sides, All Ages)

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Moshe Kasher

Moshe Kasher. Comedian. Child Genius. Jew. Jew Comedian. OBGYN. Pleasure center. Good tipper. Guiding light. Beefcake.Featured on: NBC, E!’s "Chelsea Lately," "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," Comedy Central’s "Drunk History," "@midnight," "Conan," "Carson Daly," Showtime’s "Shameless... Read More →
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Natasha Leggero

Natasha Leggero is an accomplished actress, writer, and stand-up comedian whose garnered attention across film, television and the web. Leggero created, wrote, produced and starred in the Comedy Central sitcom, "Another Period," after stealing the public eye with her appearances on... Read More →
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Reggie Watts

Reggie Watts is an internationally renowned Musician/Comedian/Writer/Actor who currently stars as the bandleader on CBS’s "The Late Late Show with James Corden." Using his formidable voice, looping pedals, and his vast imagination, Watts blends and blurs the lines between music... Read More →



Friday January 27, 2023 7:30pm - 9:00pm PST
Great Star Theater 636 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

7:30pm PST

River Butcher
River "RB" Butcher is a Los Angeles-based standup comic, actor and writer. Originally from the Midwest, River grew up skateboarding the mean streets of Akron, Ohio. Their blue collar brand of cool has endeared audiences nationwide, as they have performed standup and appeared on shows such as Freeform's "Good Trouble," HBO's "2 Dope Queens," "The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail," "@Midnight" and "CONAN." River's first television series, "Take My Wife‚" premiered as a critical hit and was reviewed by Vanity Fair, The New York Times, Vulture, IndieWire and countless other outlets. River was a recurring performer on the TruTv series "Adam Ruins Everything," and continues to tour the country. Their debut standup album, "Butcher‚" debuted at number one on iTunes, and they were also named one of Variety's Top Ten Comics To Watch 2017 at the Just For Laughs festival. With an opening set by Hayden Kristal($38 Orchestra - Front, $33 Orchestra - Side/Rear, $28 Mezzanine, All Ages)

Co-presented by Frameline.

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Hayden Kristal

Hayden Kristal (they/them/theirs, but accepts anything said with good intent) is a fully Colorado-based Deaf queer stand-up comedian. Their quick wit and cheerful self-deprecation has earned them over 300,000 followers on Tik Tok and a guest role on Netflix / Adult Swim's "Tuca and... Read More →
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River Butcher

River Butcher is a Los Angeles-based standup comic, actor, and writer. Originally from the Midwest, River grew up skateboarding the mean streets of Akron, Ohio. Their blue-collar brand of cool has endeared audiences nationwide, as they've performed standup and appeared on shows such... Read More →



Friday January 27, 2023 7:30pm - 9:00pm PST
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:30pm PST

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Amy Miller & Zach Zimmerman
SF Sketchfest presents a pairing from a dozen hand-picked stand-up comedians on the rise: names you might not know now, but will be hearing a lot from soon. With Amy Miller and Zach Zimmerman, Hosted by Liz Stone($35 Premium Reserved, $25 General Admission, 18+)

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Amy Miller

Amy Miller was one of Comedy Central's "Up Next" comics for 2018, and was a breakout favorite in Season 9 of "Last Comic Standing." She has a half hour comedy special on Epix! Her Comedy Central Presents set has been viewed over 3 million times on Youtube and Facebook. She was also... Read More →
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Liz Stone

Liz Stone performs throughout the country and is known for her personal stories of life, love, and embarrassing moments. She is featured on Season 3 of "Laugh After Dark" on Amazon Prime TV and is a regular at clubs throughout the country, including the SF Punch Line, Cobbs Comedy... Read More →
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Zach Zimmerman

Zach Zimmerman is a Brooklyn-based writer and stand-up comedian by way of Virginia and Chicago. Named a TimeOut NY Comic to Watch, Zach's first comedy album "Clean Comedy" debuted on the Billboard Top 10, inspired a critically-acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, was named... Read More →



Friday January 27, 2023 7:30pm - 9:00pm PST
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

7:30pm PST

Celebrity Autobiography
Celebrity Autobiography is the award-winning hit comedy show where celebrities act out other celebrities' jaw-dropping memoirs verbatim, returns to Sketchfest following its Broadway run! Winner of the Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience, the show features star performers acting out “hot off the press” & hard-to-believe-they-wrote-‘em tell-alls live. Created by Emmy Award nominated writer-performer Eugene Pack and developed by Pack and Dayle Reyfel, Celebrity Autobiography features solos, duets, and mashups with the entire cast covering themes such as first time romance, fitness, music, food, sports, politics, celebrity poetry, and Hollywood love triangles, told from all sides. Featuring new passages from memoirs from the likes of Matthew McConaughey and Mariah Carey. Critics Pick in NY Times and described as the "Funniest Show in Town, Hands Down"--NY Post. With Mario Cantone, Tony Hale, John Michael Higgins, Jackie Hoffman, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Laraine Newman, Oscar Nunez and Eugene Pack. ($65 Reserved Front Row Seating, $55 Reserved Premium Seating, $45 General Admission, 18+) Co-presented by Litquake.

Due to a scheduling conflict, Sharon Gless and Jennifer Tilly will no longer be appearing. Jackie Hoffman and John Michael Higgins have been added.

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Eugene Pack

Eugene Pack is the creator of the international hit comedy sensation “Celebrity Autobiography” which won him the Drama Desk Award in the category of “Unique Theatrical Experience.” Pack is also an Emmy Award-nominated writer and Producer. He was nominated for Outstanding Writing... Read More →
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Jackie Hoffman

Best known for her Emmy nominated role of ‘Mamacita’ from FX’s “Feud: Bette and Joan,” Jackie Hoffman was most recently seen onstage in the critically acclaimed Yiddish production of “Fiddler on the Roof” Off-Broadway and Douglas Carter Beane's "Fairycakes."  She can... Read More →
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John Michael Higgins

Michael Higgins is a double hyphenate: he’s sort-of well-known for being a member of the Christopher Guest “company,” starring in such films as "Best in Show" and "A Mighty Wind." But before becoming a disreputable light improvisational comedic actor he spent twenty years on... Read More →
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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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Mario Cantone

Mario Cantone returns in the role of wedding planner extraordinaire, Anthony Marentino in the highly anticipated release of the "Sex and the City 2."       The celebrated New York stage actor and stand-up comedian, Mario Cantone gained critical acclaim with his Tony-nominated one-man... Read More →
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Oscar Nunez

Oscar Nuñez is best known for playing Oscar Martinez on NBC's "The Office." He has won an Emmy, two SAG Awards, an ALMA Award, a TV Land Award and an Impact Award from the National Hispanic Media Coalition for the role. Oscar is also recognized for his roles in movies like "The Proposal... Read More →
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Tony Hale

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

Wendi McLendon-Covey got her start at the Groundlings Theater in Los Angeles. From there, she went on to star in projects like “Reno 911!,” “Bridesmaids,” “Blended,” “Rules of Engagement,” “What Men Want,” etc. For nine seasons, she has starred in the ABC sitcom... Read More →


Friday January 27, 2023 7:30pm - 9:00pm PST
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

7:30pm PST

Stop Joking For 100 Years And Other Requests From My Kid (Stories of Parenting and Childhood)
Some of your favorite comedians share stories about their own childhood or about their experience in parenthood. With Jena Friedman, Janeane Garofalo, Dana Gould, Eugene Mirman, Mary Lynn Rajskub and Baron Vaughn. ($45, 21+)

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Baron Vaughn

Actor/comedian/writer Baron Vaughn graduated from Boston University's theatre program and immediately went on to the Williamstown Theatre Festival. That same year he was cast in "Drowning Crow" with Alfre Woodard on Broadway. He was also featured in "Damn Yankees" at the NY City Center... Read More →
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Dana Gould

Dana Gould began his professional comedy career at the age of seventeen. Between ComedyCentral, HBO and Showtime, Dana has six solo stand-up comedy specials to his credit. He has appeared on "The Late Show with David Letterman, "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "CONAN," and much more.As an actor... Read More →
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Eugene Mirman

Comedian and actor Eugene Mirman immigrated from Moscow with his family at age 4. He grew up in Lexington, MA, attended Hampshire College where he designed his own Comedy major doing a one hour stand-up set as his thesis and has since gone on to a successful career on TV, stage and... Read More →
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Janeane Garofalo

Actress and comedian Janeane Garofalo has been an American institution since she burst on the scene in 1992.Janeane has had many memorable and critically acclaimed roles in films such as “The Truth About Cats and Dogs,” “Wet Hot American Summer,” “Ratatouille,” “Steal... Read More →
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Jena Friedman

Jena Friedman is a comedian, filmmaker and Oscar-nominated writer. She’s the host of "Indefensible" on AMC Plus and creator of "Soft Focus" on Adult Swim. Her writing credits include "Borat 2: Subsequent Movie Film", "The Conners" on ABC and "The Late Show with David Letterman... Read More →
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Mary Lynn Rajskub

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



Friday January 27, 2023 7:30pm - 9:00pm PST
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

7:30pm PST

Maria Bamford
Maria Bamford brings her hilarious, brave, strange and wonderful standup back for SF Sketchfest's 20th! From her semi-autobiographical Netflix comedy series "Lady Dynamite" to her many fantastic standup specials, Maria continues to consistently garner critical and popular acclaim for her own original material, while also managing to appear in other beloved projects in animation, live action television and film. With an opening set by Jenny Yang($45 Orchestra, $35 Balcony, All Ages)

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Jenny Yang

Jenny Yang is a former labor organizer turned stand up comedian, host, writer and actor. In 2020 she was selected as one of Variety's "10 Comics To Watch" and Vulture's "Comedians You Should Know." Jenny recently wrapped as a co-producer / writer for HBO Max's "Gordita Chronicles... Read More →
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Maria Bamford

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



Friday January 27, 2023 7:30pm - 9:00pm PST
Sydney Goldstein Theater 275 Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

8:00pm PST

BriTANick
BriTANicK is Brian McElhaney and Nick Kocher. They have written for "Saturday Night Live," and "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia." They've made a bunch of sketch comedy videos on the internet that were seen by a lot of people and made them roughly zero dollars. They love performing live more than anything else in this world and would like you to come see their show. With guest Brent Weinbach. ($35 Front/Center, $25 Rear/Sides, All Ages)

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Brent Weinbach

Brent is a winner and recipient of the Andy Kaufman Award, which is given out once a year to recognize innovation in stand-up comedy. He is also responsible for various internet video sensations such as Gangster Party Line, Mind Jack,and Ultimate Drumming Technique, as well as the... Read More →
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Brian McElhaney

Brian McElhaney was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He met Nick Kocher at summer camp. He studied Film at NYU.He has acted in "How I Met Your Mother," "Balls Out," "Searching for Sonny," "Much Ado About Nothing," "Mercy," "Young Adult," "The Amazing Spider Man 2," and "Unforgettable." He... Read More →
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Nick Kocher

Nick Kocher is a stand-up and writer living in LA. He has written for "Saturday Night Live," "It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia," and the occasional Marvel comic book. He is also one-half of the sketch group BriTANicK, also performing at SF Sketchfest. You can see him perform live... Read More →



Friday January 27, 2023 8:00pm - 9:30pm PST
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm PST

SuperMarried
John Ross Bowie ("Speechless," "The Big Bang Theory," "The Heat") and Jamie Denbo ("American Princess," "Daddy's Home," "The Heat") met at the UCB Theater and got married. Now, in lieu of couples counseling, they work out their issues by improvising together. With an opening set by the Westside Comedy Theater's mainstage sketch team Grifter, directed by SF Sketchfest co-founder Cole Stratton. Hosted by Haley Hoffmeister($25, All Ages)

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Cole Stratton

Cole Stratton is the co-founder of SF Sketchfest, the San Francisco Comedy Festival, a month-long annual event highlighting the best in improv, sketch, stand-up, TV and film comedy, which celebrates its twentieth year in January 2022. Along with Janet Varney, he has written and performed... Read More →
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Grifter

Grifter is a MainStage sketch comedy company at M.I.'s Westside Comedy Theater in Santa Monica, CA, performing an hour of new material monthly. Outside of their home theater, they’ve performed throughout Los Angeles and as a featured act in SF Sketchfest, the San Francisco Comedy... Read More →
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Haley Hoffmeister

Haley Hoffmeister is an actor, writer, and comic from Eugene, Oregon. She currently lives in Los Angeles. She can be seen on Amazon Prime in “My First Comedy Special” Her TEDx Talk is titled “Being a Woman is Not That Hard.”
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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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John Ross Bowie

John Ross Bowie plays Jimmy Dimeo on ABC’S "Speechless." Other appearances include "The Big Bang Theory," "Veep", "Episodes," "Love," "Fresh off the Boat" and a lot of shows where you think he’s the killer but then it turns out he’s not.



Friday January 27, 2023 8:00pm - 9:30pm PST
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm PST

DOPE SHOW: Barely Legal
See who's up next in the world of stand-up comedy. Some of 2022's funniest new voices throw down at the Brava Cabaret Theater. See rising stars from all walks of life, born AFTER the Cold War. Hosted by resident old man Kaseem Bentley (Viceland, Maximum Fun) and baby faced diversity hire Murahd Shawki (Maximum Fun, San Jose Improv). With guests Ehsan Ahmad, Wally Baram, Ian Levy, James MwauraDauood Naimyar, Joshua Stokes and Sureni Weerasekera.  ($22, All Ages)

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Dauood Naimyar

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

Ehsan Ahmad is a Bay Area born comedian. He's a regular at The World Famous Comedy Store in Los Angeles, and was featured on its Showtime documentary. He recently relocated to Austin, Texas. It remains to be seen if this was a good move, but he’s very optimistic
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Ian Levy

Out of all the comedians in the Bay Area Ian Levy is the best--according to his mother. According to everyone else, his mother should "mind her own business." He loves performing in his hometown, Sacramento, because his mom makes him vegetarian shepherds pie.
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James Mwaura

James Mwaura is a standup comic based in Oakland, CA. James is black, but is Puerto Rican-passing. He likes to talk about racial issues, sex, COVID... all the important topics. If you don't like this comic, you are entitled to a full refund which James will pay out himself in rare... Read More →
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Joshua Stokes

Joshua Stokes, is a comedian based out of Houston, Texas, with jokes on everything from squashes to real estate law. He can be seen regularly in Houston working at the Secret Group.He has had the privilege of working alongside amazing comedians such as Liz Miele, Jerry Rocha, Billy... Read More →
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Kaseem Bentley

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

Murahd Shawki is a rising star in Bay Area Comedy. He's a regular feature act at the San Jose Improv, and has done SF Sketchfest and the Oakland Comedy Festival. He co-hosts the popular "White Slavery" podcast with fellow comic Kaseem Bentley, featuring guests like Roy Wood Jr. and... Read More →
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Sureni Weerasekera

Sureni Weerasekera is a Sri Lankan-born, San Diego-raised, & Oakland-based stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. She is known for her lighthearted, conversational banter to her ruthless, dark jabs that shed light on cultural dilemmas in a palatable, enticing way.She has been featured... Read More →
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Wally Baram

Wally Baram is a Mexican-Syrian stand-up comedian, writer, and actress living in Los Angeles. She was named a 2021 Just For Laughs New Face, shortly after making her television debut on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert." She's a writer on "What We Do in the Shadows" (HULU/FX... Read More →



Friday January 27, 2023 8:00pm - 9:30pm PST
Brava Cabaret 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

9:00pm PST

Comedy Dance Chicago, La Spazzatura and Shoot the Moon
SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! With Comedy Dance Chicago, La Spazzatura and Shoot The Moon, Hosted by Sean Keane($22, All Ages)

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Comedy Dance Chicago

Comedy Dance Chicago: A different kind of comedy show. A different kind of dance show. CDC's combination of sketch, physical comedy, and dance along with word play, music, and overall goofiness has entertained Chicagoland audiences for years. Throw in some audience participation... Read More →
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La Spazzatura

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

Sean Keane is a writer, stand-up, and co-host of the Roundball Rock NBA podcast. He wrote for Comedy Central’s “Another Period,” his work has appeared in McSweeney's, Audible.com, and Yardbarker, and he's performed at countless festivals, including SF Sketchfest, the Bridgetown... Read More →
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Shoot The Moon

Shoot The Moon is a musical comedy and improv group based in Los Angeles. Their performance weaves a musical montage out of the audience's hopes and dreams that you'll want on your next mixtape. They improvise straight up bangers out of your boring lives with the help of a keyboard... Read More →



Friday January 27, 2023 9:00pm - 10:30pm PST
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102

9:30pm PST

Studio Sets
The Brava Studio hosts some of the best up and coming stand-up comics hand-picked by the festival for this special series of shows! With Joey Avery, Ginny Hogan, Melissa McGillicuddy, Wilfred Padua, Jalisa Robinson, Mark Smalls, Matt Storrs and Lucas Zelnick, Hosted by Jenn Scott. ($22, All Ages)

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Ginny Hogan

Ginny Hogan is a stand up comedian and writer. She's the author of "Toxic Femininity in the Workplace," "Yes We Mustard," and "I'm More Dateable than a Plate of Refried Beans." Her first book is currently being adapted for TV.
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Jalisa Robinson

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

Jenn Scott is a Los Angeles genius, comedian, and philosopher. Before the Kandy, she performed all over as a standup comedian and can currently be heard cohosting the podcast "TrendPony" on the Unpopular Opinion Network. Give her money and attention. Worship her.
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Joey Avery

Joey Avery quickly became a household name in Bay Area comedy after being honored as one of the SF Chronicle's Comics's to Catch and having his debut album, "Pier 69: Junior Varsity" debut at #1 on iTunes. Often regarded as one of the best follows on Instagram under 10,000 followers... Read More →
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Lucas Zelnick

Born and raised in New York City, Lucas Zelnick is a stand up comedian who mines his own life for material. Known for touching on taboo topics like wealth, addiction and neurodiversity, Lucas has been featured in the New York Times and remains one of New York's most promising up and... Read More →
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Mark Smalls

Mark Smalls is a comedian from the San Francisco Bay Area. Best described as a no frills, and always one of the funniest of the night. He's opened for comedians Norm Macdonald, Chadd Daniels, and Bobby Lee. In 2019 he realeased his comedy album "Junior Varsity" which went #1 on the... Read More →
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Matt Storrs

Matt Storrs was lucky enough to graduate from school with crushing student loans and a law degree. Matt brings his law background to the stage with his sharp stories and esoteric comedy.
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Melissa McGillicuddy

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

Wilfred Padua is a comedian in New York who has an MFA in Writing from some place in Chicago. He is a co-host of the Raw Beef Podcast, and was the winner of the 2019 Boston Comedy Festival, and a finalist of the Big Sky Comedy Festival. He has also performed at Bumbershoot, Bridgetown... Read More →



Friday January 27, 2023 9:30pm - 11:00pm PST
Brava Studio 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

9:45pm PST

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Amy Miller & Zach Zimmerman
SF Sketchfest presents a pairing from a dozen hand-picked stand-up comedians on the rise: names you might not know now, but will be hearing a lot from soon. With Amy Miller and Zach Zimmerman, Hosted by Liz Stone($35 Premium Reserved, $25 General Admission, 18+)

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Amy Miller

Amy Miller was one of Comedy Central's "Up Next" comics for 2018, and was a breakout favorite in Season 9 of "Last Comic Standing." She has a half hour comedy special on Epix! Her Comedy Central Presents set has been viewed over 3 million times on Youtube and Facebook. She was also... Read More →
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Liz Stone

Liz Stone performs throughout the country and is known for her personal stories of life, love, and embarrassing moments. She is featured on Season 3 of "Laugh After Dark" on Amazon Prime TV and is a regular at clubs throughout the country, including the SF Punch Line, Cobbs Comedy... Read More →
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Zach Zimmerman

Zach Zimmerman is a Brooklyn-based writer and stand-up comedian by way of Virginia and Chicago. Named a TimeOut NY Comic to Watch, Zach's first comedy album "Clean Comedy" debuted on the Billboard Top 10, inspired a critically-acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, was named... Read More →



Friday January 27, 2023 9:45pm - 11:15pm PST
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

10:00pm PST

The Benson Movie Interruption: "The Lost Boys"
Comedian Doug Benson ("Super High Me‚" "Chronic-Con," and the "Doug Loves Movies" podcast) and special guests sit in the front row of the theater and say whatever silly stuff pops into their heads. Doug and friends take on the 1987 teen vampire romp "The Lost Boys," set in Santa Carla which definitely isn't Santa Cruz. ($35 Front/Center, $28 Rear/Sides, All Ages)

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Doug Benson

Doug Benson is known for his popular podcasts ("Doug Loves Movies" and "Getting Doug With High"), his films ("Super High Me," "The Greatest Movie Ever Rolled," "Chronic-Con: Episode 420"), appearances on TV shows like "@midnight," "The Trailer Park Boys" and "You're The Worst," and... Read More →


Friday January 27, 2023 10:00pm - 11:30pm PST
Great Star Theater 636 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

10:00pm PST

Stop Joking For 100 Years And Other Requests From My Kid (Stories of Parenting and Childhood)
Some of your favorite comedians share stories about their own childhood or about their experience in parenthood. With Bobby Tisdale, Nore Davis, Natasha Leggero, Eugene Mirman, Reggie Watts and Jenny Yang. ($45, 21+)

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Bobby Tisdale

Bobby is a very special Libra from North Carolina, who uses his authentic southern accent as his primary source of income. He's best known for playing Zeke on "Bob's Burgers" and if you want to see all the other stuff he's done, check him out on IMDB!
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Eugene Mirman

Comedian and actor Eugene Mirman immigrated from Moscow with his family at age 4. He grew up in Lexington, MA, attended Hampshire College where he designed his own Comedy major doing a one hour stand-up set as his thesis and has since gone on to a successful career on TV, stage and... Read More →
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Jenny Yang

Jenny Yang is a former labor organizer turned stand up comedian, host, writer and actor. In 2020 she was selected as one of Variety's "10 Comics To Watch" and Vulture's "Comedians You Should Know." Jenny recently wrapped as a co-producer / writer for HBO Max's "Gordita Chronicles... Read More →
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Natasha Leggero

Natasha Leggero is an accomplished actress, writer, and stand-up comedian whose garnered attention across film, television and the web. Leggero created, wrote, produced and starred in the Comedy Central sitcom, "Another Period," after stealing the public eye with her appearances on... Read More →
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Nore Davis

Nore Davis is a New York-based comedian who delivers an energetic performance filled with witty quips and sharp punch lines, combined with an amazing stage presence. He has appeared on Comedy Central’s "Inside Amy Schumer," HBO’s "Last Week Tonight," MTV’s "Nikki & Sara Live... Read More →
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Reggie Watts

Reggie Watts is an internationally renowned Musician/Comedian/Writer/Actor who currently stars as the bandleader on CBS’s "The Late Late Show with James Corden." Using his formidable voice, looping pedals, and his vast imagination, Watts blends and blurs the lines between music... Read More →



Friday January 27, 2023 10:00pm - 11:30pm PST
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

10:00pm PST

Uptown Showdown Debate: In Person vs. Remote
In Uptown Showdown, a unique and quirky spin-off on school debate events, two teams of comedians will square off to argue which is BETTER, experiencing things in person or remote. Debaters 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! With John Ross Bowie, River Butcher, Jena Freidman, Dana Gould, Wendi McLendon-Covey , and Baron Vaughn, hosted by Dhaya Lakshminarayanan. ($45 Orchestra - Front, $35 Orchestra - Side/Rear, $25 Mezzanine, All Ages)

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Baron Vaughn

Actor/comedian/writer Baron Vaughn graduated from Boston University's theatre program and immediately went on to the Williamstown Theatre Festival. That same year he was cast in "Drowning Crow" with Alfre Woodard on Broadway. He was also featured in "Damn Yankees" at the NY City Center... Read More →
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Dana Gould

Dana Gould began his professional comedy career at the age of seventeen. Between ComedyCentral, HBO and Showtime, Dana has six solo stand-up comedy specials to his credit. He has appeared on "The Late Show with David Letterman, "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "CONAN," and much more.As an actor... Read More →
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Dhaya Lakshminarayanan

Dhaya Lakshminarayanan is the 2016 winner of the Liz Carpenter Political Humor Award (previously awarded to Samantha Bee and Wanda Sykes). Comedy Central Asia crowned her Grand Prize Winner of “The Ultimate Comedy Challenge” filmed in Singapore. KQED named her one of the twenty... Read More →
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Jena Friedman

Jena Friedman is a comedian, filmmaker and Oscar-nominated writer. She’s the host of "Indefensible" on AMC Plus and creator of "Soft Focus" on Adult Swim. Her writing credits include "Borat 2: Subsequent Movie Film", "The Conners" on ABC and "The Late Show with David Letterman... Read More →
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John Ross Bowie

John Ross Bowie plays Jimmy Dimeo on ABC’S "Speechless." Other appearances include "The Big Bang Theory," "Veep", "Episodes," "Love," "Fresh off the Boat" and a lot of shows where you think he’s the killer but then it turns out he’s not.
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River Butcher

River Butcher is a Los Angeles-based standup comic, actor, and writer. Originally from the Midwest, River grew up skateboarding the mean streets of Akron, Ohio. Their blue-collar brand of cool has endeared audiences nationwide, as they've performed standup and appeared on shows such... Read More →
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Wendi McLendon-Covey

Wendi McLendon-Covey got her start at the Groundlings Theater in Los Angeles. From there, she went on to star in projects like “Reno 911!,” “Bridesmaids,” “Blended,” “Rules of Engagement,” “What Men Want,” etc. For nine seasons, she has starred in the ABC sitcom... Read More →



Friday January 27, 2023 10:00pm - 11:30pm PST
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:00pm PST

Wild Wild Christian / Model Minority Report
SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! With Model Minority Report and Wild Wild Christian, Hosted by John Kennedy. ($22, All Ages)

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John Kennedy

John Kennedy is a 22 year old standup comedian from North Dakota currently living is Brooklyn NY. John was the winner of the North Dakota Comedy Festival and the Minneapolis funniest person contest and was in the 2021 DC comedy festival. He has amassed more than 60k followers on Twitter... Read More →
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Model Minority Report

Hella Asian. Completely Unhinged.Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Indian, and... Other...By our powers combined we are Model Minority Report, the Bay's All-Asian Sketch Comedy Troupe! Made up of only the finest selection of comics & writers from the world's most reductive ethnic group... Read More →
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Wild Wild Christian

Simone McAlonen is an award-winning actor, writer and comedian once described in the L.A. Times as "a fearless asset."She has appeared on film, TV, national commercials, comedy festivals and regional theatre around the country, and is a company member at Ensemble Studio Theatre in... Read More →



Friday January 27, 2023 10:00pm - 11:30pm PST
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

10:15pm PST

Diversity Hires
Diversity Hires is a stand-up comedy show bringing you the hottest lineups of BIPOC, queer, disabled, female, and non-binary comics from the Bay Area and beyond! Hosted by local favorites Sureni Weerasekera (Desi Comedy Festival) and Luisa Isbell (SXSW). With guests Hayden Kristal, Alvin Kuai, Alexandria Love and Moe Yaqub($22, All Ages)

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Alexandria Love

Alexandria Love is a stand-up comic, TV writer, and actor from Oakland, California. After graduating college in 2014, she's spent time performing at clubs, colleges, and venues all over the country. She's performed at festivals like SF Sketchfest, Oakland Comedy Festival, and South... Read More →
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Alvin Kuai

Alvin Kuai is a comedian based in New York City, where he is a regular at Caroline's and clubs around the city. He was featured in the 2019 New York Comedy Festival and was also a finalist in the 2019 Devil Cup Festival. He has over 130k+ followers on TikTok and currently travels... Read More →
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Hayden Kristal

Hayden Kristal (they/them/theirs, but accepts anything said with good intent) is a fully Colorado-based Deaf queer stand-up comedian. Their quick wit and cheerful self-deprecation has earned them over 300,000 followers on Tik Tok and a guest role on Netflix / Adult Swim's "Tuca and... Read More →
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Luisa Isbell

Luisa is a San Francisco-based comic and writer who strives to master the art of the tasteful overshare. Her comedy sneaks up on you, autobiographical anecdotes delivered with a warm and winking deadpan. You can catch her performing nightly at your local coffee shop, club, and the... Read More →
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Moe Yaqub

Moe is a Standup Comedian from Minneapolis who was a Winner of the Funniest Person in Minnesota Contest in 2019 and Named Minneapolis City Page's Artist of the Year.Moe has been featured on Sirius XM (Raw Dog Channel and Kevin Hart's LOL Channel), Funny or Die, 10,000 Laughs Comedy... Read More →
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Sureni Weerasekera

Sureni Weerasekera is a Sri Lankan-born, San Diego-raised, & Oakland-based stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. She is known for her lighthearted, conversational banter to her ruthless, dark jabs that shed light on cultural dilemmas in a palatable, enticing way.She has been featured... Read More →



Friday January 27, 2023 10:15pm - 11:45pm PST
Brava Cabaret 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:30pm PST

Smug Shift
In 2004, then-local comedians Brent Weinbach and Moshe Kasher began producing a comedy show in Oakland called Smug Shift. The show took stand-up out of the comedy clubs and dropped it into rock venues and warehouse spaces, reaching out to a crowd that wouldn't normally go out to see comedy. Smug Shift has been selling out since and has become a fixture of Oakland's flourishing art and music scene. Don't miss this special revival only at SF Sketchfest. Featuring special guests Demi Adejuyigbe, Johnny Pemberton, Mary Lynn Rajskub and Robin Tran. ($35 Front/Center, $28 Rear/Sides, All Ages)

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Brent Weinbach

Brent is a winner and recipient of the Andy Kaufman Award, which is given out once a year to recognize innovation in stand-up comedy. He is also responsible for various internet video sensations such as Gangster Party Line, Mind Jack,and Ultimate Drumming Technique, as well as the... Read More →
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Demi Adejuyigbe

Demi Adejuyigbe is a comedian, writer, performer, and musically-inclined goofball (Pitchfork deemed him the “Weird Al” of his generation) who was first discovered on the internet and has gone on to write for shows such as NBC’s "The Good Place," Marvel’s "New Warriors," Cartoon... Read More →
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Johnny Pemberton

Johnny Pemberton is a comedian, actor, writer, mildly knowledgeable gardener, reggae enthusiast, and friend to most animals. He was born and raised in Rochester Minnesota. He is the host and creator of the experimental podcast "LIVE to TAPE," formerly known as "Twisting the Wind."He... Read More →
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Mary Lynn Rajskub

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

Moshe Kasher. Comedian. Child Genius. Jew. Jew Comedian. OBGYN. Pleasure center. Good tipper. Guiding light. Beefcake.Featured on: NBC, E!’s "Chelsea Lately," "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," Comedy Central’s "Drunk History," "@midnight," "Conan," "Carson Daly," Showtime’s "Shameless... Read More →
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Robin Tran

Robin Tran was named one of Just For Laugh's New Faces of 2021. Based in Orange County, Robin started her life presenting as a male named Robert Tran. In 2015, she came out as a transgender woman and has been performing as Robin ever since. In 2018, she appeared on Comedy Central's... Read More →



Friday January 27, 2023 10:30pm - 11:59pm PST
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

10:30pm PST

Tinder Live with Lane Moore
Tinder Live! With Lane Moore is the critically acclaimed, totally improvised, interactive comedy show, where Moore projects her Tinder onto a screen, swipes through the best of the worst Tinder profiles live on stage, and the audience votes whether she swipes right or left, and she messages them in real time, to hilarious, surprisingly kind results. Tinder Live was hailed by The New York Times as being "ingenious. The way she manipulates tone and pace reveals an artist supremely confident in her form. [Tinder Live is] truly addictive entertainment." Tinder Live has been praised by the New York Times, The Atlantic, Spin Magazine, The Guardian, Paper Magazine, VICE, Paste Magazine, Fast Company, Cosmopolitan, The Washington Post, Entertainment Tonight, Good Morning America, New York Magazine, The New York Post, Time Out, Hello Giggles, Huffington Post, CBS, Germany‚ Deutsche Zeitung, Bustle, New York Observer, and numerous others as one of the best comedy shows around. With special guest Janeane Garofalo.  ($45 Reserved Front Row Seating, $35 Reserved Premium Seating, $25 General Admission, 18+)

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Janeane Garofalo

Actress and comedian Janeane Garofalo has been an American institution since she burst on the scene in 1992.Janeane has had many memorable and critically acclaimed roles in films such as “The Truth About Cats and Dogs,” “Wet Hot American Summer,” “Ratatouille,” “Steal... Read More →
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Lane Moore

Lane Moore is an award-winning comedian, actor, writer, and musician. Her first book, "How To Be Alone: If You Want To And Even If You Don't" became a #1 bestseller and was praised as one of the best books of the year by The New York Times, New York Magazine, NPR, Good Morning America... Read More →



Friday January 27, 2023 10:30pm - 11:59pm PST
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

11:00pm PST

Arroz con Pho, Chicken Scratch Improv and The Lesbian Agenda with Sophie Santos
SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! With Arroz con Pho, Chicken Scratch Improv and The Lesbian Agenda with Sophie Santos, Hosted by Ty Clay($22, All Ages)

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Arroz con Pho

Arroz con Pho is written and produced by Ruby Marez and Kimberly Truong - veteran WOC writers, performers and improvisers based in Los Angeles.You may have seen their work at UCB LA and NY, Second City Hollywood, iO West, Comedy Central Stage, The Magnet Theater, The PIT, ImprovBoston... Read More →
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Chicken Scratch Improv

Chicken Scratch Improv is fast-paced and sharp short-form improv. Chicken Scratch combines both classic and their original games in their high energy, raucous shows.These local improvisers have performed at the SF Improv Festival for 5 years, Endgames Improv, the Sacramento Improv... Read More →
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The Lesbian Agenda with Sophie Santos

Sophie Santos is a comedian and writer based wherever you'd like her to be. She just released her comedic memoir, "The One You Want to Marry (And Other Identities I've Had)" by Topple Books. You can now hear her in the new Audible Original "Hit Job" alongside Pete Davidson and Keke... Read More →
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Ty Clay

Ty Clay's comedy has been described as "like a clean toilet." Based in Kansas City, MO he has performed in the Kansas City Comedy Festival, the Salem Comedy & Spirits Festival, was the winner of the Satellite City Comedy Contest in Springfield, MO, performed at Planet Comicon, and... Read More →



Friday January 27, 2023 11:00pm - Saturday January 28, 2023 12:30am PST
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Saturday, January 28
 

4:00pm PST

The 6 Year Anniversary of the 10 Year Anniversary of the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival
We are celebrating all things Eugene Mirman and the 10 year run of his eponymous comedy festival. This pseudo-tribute event commemorates a special time in NYC comedy and brings some of the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival’s favorite comedians together to celebrate. With Kurt Braunohler, Jena Friedman, Janeane Garofalo, Kristen SchaalSarah Vowell, Reggie Watts and more. ($55 Front/Center, $45 Rear/Sides, All Ages)

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Eugene Mirman

Comedian and actor Eugene Mirman immigrated from Moscow with his family at age 4. He grew up in Lexington, MA, attended Hampshire College where he designed his own Comedy major doing a one hour stand-up set as his thesis and has since gone on to a successful career on TV, stage and... Read More →
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Janeane Garofalo

Actress and comedian Janeane Garofalo has been an American institution since she burst on the scene in 1992.Janeane has had many memorable and critically acclaimed roles in films such as “The Truth About Cats and Dogs,” “Wet Hot American Summer,” “Ratatouille,” “Steal... Read More →
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Jena Friedman

Jena Friedman is a comedian, filmmaker and Oscar-nominated writer. She’s the host of "Indefensible" on AMC Plus and creator of "Soft Focus" on Adult Swim. Her writing credits include "Borat 2: Subsequent Movie Film", "The Conners" on ABC and "The Late Show with David Letterman... Read More →
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Kristen Schaal

Kristen Schaal is an American actress, voice artist, writer, and comedian. She is best known for her roles as Mel on the HBO series “Flight of the Conchords,” Louise Belcher on FOX animated comedy “Bob's Burgers,” Mabel Pines on “Gravity Falls,” and Carol on “The Last... Read More →
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Kurt Braunohler

Kurt Braunohler is a comedian, actor and podcaster who has committed his career to inserting absurdity into strangers’ lives to make the world a better place. He has an album, a half-hour Comedy Central Special, and his first televised hour of comedy, "Trust Me," came out on Comedy... Read More →
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Reggie Watts

Reggie Watts is an internationally renowned Musician/Comedian/Writer/Actor who currently stars as the bandleader on CBS’s "The Late Late Show with James Corden." Using his formidable voice, looping pedals, and his vast imagination, Watts blends and blurs the lines between music... Read More →
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Sarah Vowell

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



Saturday January 28, 2023 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Great Star Theater 636 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

4:00pm PST

The Comedy Pack
An all-star cast performs an afternoon reading of short comedy plays written by Emmy nominee and Drama Desk winner Eugene Pack. The program of five short comedies will tackle a wide variety of issues including lemons, sex, mortality, frenemies and the importance of an everything bagel. Inspired by the popular audio series ThePackpodcast.org and sold out live shows in New York and LA. LA Times calls Pack a  "prodigiously gifted storyteller." With Tony Hale, Jackie Hoffman, Tim Kazurinsky, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Oscar Nunez, and George Wendt. ($50 Orchestra - Front, $40 Orchestra - Side/Rear, $30 Mezzanine, All Ages)

Due to a scheduling conflict, Jennifer Tilly will no longer be appearing.

Co-presented by Litquake.

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Eugene Pack

Eugene Pack is the creator of the international hit comedy sensation “Celebrity Autobiography” which won him the Drama Desk Award in the category of “Unique Theatrical Experience.” Pack is also an Emmy Award-nominated writer and Producer. He was nominated for Outstanding Writing... Read More →
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George Wendt

George Wendt is an American actor and comedian. He is known for playing Norm Peterson on the television sitcom "Cheers" (1982–1993), which earned him six consecutive nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. Wendt also appeared... Read More →
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Jackie Hoffman

Best known for her Emmy nominated role of ‘Mamacita’ from FX’s “Feud: Bette and Joan,” Jackie Hoffman was most recently seen onstage in the critically acclaimed Yiddish production of “Fiddler on the Roof” Off-Broadway and Douglas Carter Beane's "Fairycakes."  She can... Read More →
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Oscar Nunez

Oscar Nuñez is best known for playing Oscar Martinez on NBC's "The Office." He has won an Emmy, two SAG Awards, an ALMA Award, a TV Land Award and an Impact Award from the National Hispanic Media Coalition for the role. Oscar is also recognized for his roles in movies like "The Proposal... Read More →
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Tim Kazurinsky

Tim Kazurinsky was a reporter and an ad man before joining Chicago's Second City Theatre.  After a stint as a cast member/writer at NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” Tim returned home to Chicago to co-write such screenplays as “My Bodyguard,” “About Last Night…,” “The... Read More →
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Tony Hale

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

Wendi McLendon-Covey got her start at the Groundlings Theater in Los Angeles. From there, she went on to star in projects like “Reno 911!,” “Bridesmaids,” “Blended,” “Rules of Engagement,” “What Men Want,” etc. For nine seasons, she has starred in the ABC sitcom... Read More →



Saturday January 28, 2023 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

4:20pm PST

Doug Loves Movies
Doug Benson has hosted the weekly comedy podcast "Doug Loves Movies" since 2006, which is recorded in front of live audiences in Los Angeles and at clubs all over the U.S. Benson and his guests talk about movies and then play movie related games. Guests have included such notables as John Lithgow, film critic Leonard Maltin, Brian Posehn, Zach Galifianakis, Sarah Silverman, Patton Oswalt and Jon Hamm. If you love movies, you'll love DOUG LOVES MOVIES! ($45 Front/Center, $35 Rear/Sides, All Ages)

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Doug Benson

Doug Benson is known for his popular podcasts ("Doug Loves Movies" and "Getting Doug With High"), his films ("Super High Me," "The Greatest Movie Ever Rolled," "Chronic-Con: Episode 420"), appearances on TV shows like "@midnight," "The Trailer Park Boys" and "You're The Worst," and... Read More →



Saturday January 28, 2023 4:20pm - 6:00pm PST
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

7:00pm PST

Studio Sets
The Brava Studio hosts some of the best up and coming stand-up comics hand-picked by the festival for this special series of shows! With Mike Carrozza, Jane Harrison, Haley Hoffmeister, Alvin Kuai, Brian Sullivan, Sami Sutker, Zach Wycuff and Moe Yaqub, Hosted by Walker Glenn. ($22, All Ages)

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Alvin Kuai

Alvin Kuai is a comedian based in New York City, where he is a regular at Caroline's and clubs around the city. He was featured in the 2019 New York Comedy Festival and was also a finalist in the 2019 Devil Cup Festival. He has over 130k+ followers on TikTok and currently travels... Read More →
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Brian Sullivan

Brian has also brought his vivacious energy to television commercials, hosting musical events and producing comedy showcases at his Home club loonees comedy corner in Colorado Springs.Brian is a ball of fun, an audience favorite, and an overall good time so strap in and prepare to... Read More →
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Haley Hoffmeister

Haley Hoffmeister is an actor, writer, and comic from Eugene, Oregon. She currently lives in Los Angeles. She can be seen on Amazon Prime in “My First Comedy Special” Her TEDx Talk is titled “Being a Woman is Not That Hard.”
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Jane Harrison

Jane Harrison is a writer and comedian raised in Atlanta. There she discovered her passion for telling a great story and keeping family problems a secret. After an art school education she started doing stand up, and pursued it through all three major markets (and San Francisco... Read More →
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Mike Carrozza

Mike Carrozza is a fun silly boy who loves you. From Montreal, Carrozza has made a name for himself as an energetic goofster and has appeared on incredible festivals like the Just For Laughs festival and High Plains Comedy Festival. Mike has worked with his favourite comedians and... Read More →
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Moe Yaqub

Moe is a Standup Comedian from Minneapolis who was a Winner of the Funniest Person in Minnesota Contest in 2019 and Named Minneapolis City Page's Artist of the Year.Moe has been featured on Sirius XM (Raw Dog Channel and Kevin Hart's LOL Channel), Funny or Die, 10,000 Laughs Comedy... Read More →
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Sami Sutker

Sami Sutker is Chicago ('burbs) born, Wi educated and LA based. Despite living in LA for 16 years, she is still unable to shed her midwest twang. You can find her name in the editorial dept for notable shows such as; "Those Who Can't," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "The Good Place," and... Read More →
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Walker Glenn

Realizing it doesn't take a genius to do most things, Walker Glenn became a father and a stand-up comic in the Spring of 2013. Since then he has performed thousands of sets and given at least three good pieces of parental advice. Ingratiatingly funny and relatable, Walker speaks to... Read More →
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Zach Wycuff

Two-time winner of the Funniest Person in Cincinnati Contest. One-time winner of the Funniest Person in Columbus Contest. Many time loser of many other things.



Saturday January 28, 2023 7:00pm - 8:30pm PST
Brava Studio 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:00pm PST

Selected Shorts: Too Hot for Radio
It's an evening of Selected Shorts you won't hear on public radio. We're showcasing amazing stories that, due to language issues or content advisories, are, well, too hot for radio! Join host Tony Hale and guest actors Paget Brewster, Mary Lynn Rajskub and Baron Vaughn as they read aloud humorous and saucy stories that are just a little too edgy for that hour on Sunday following Car Talk. Selected Shorts is a radio show and podcast broadcast on more than 150 stations around the country. The series began in 1985 and enjoys sold-out performances to this day. Selected Shorts was conceived with a simple premise: take great stories by well-known and emerging writers and have them performed by terrific actors of stage and screen. Featuring stories around a lively theme, the favorite works of a guest author, or a special collaboration, each Selected Shorts event is a unique night of literature in performance.
($45, 21+)

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Baron Vaughn

Actor/comedian/writer Baron Vaughn graduated from Boston University's theatre program and immediately went on to the Williamstown Theatre Festival. That same year he was cast in "Drowning Crow" with Alfre Woodard on Broadway. He was also featured in "Damn Yankees" at the NY City Center... Read More →
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Mary Lynn Rajskub

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

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

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



Saturday January 28, 2023 7:00pm - 8:30pm PST
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

7:00pm PST

Jack Blankenship: A Funeral For My Face, Living Impaired and Women of Color Anonymous (SOLD OUT)
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! With Jack Blankenship: A Funeral for My Face, Living Impaired and Women of Color Anonymous, Hosted by Martin Phillips($22, All Ages)

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Jack Blankenship: A Funeral for My Face

Jack Blankenship is a writer, actor, musician, and comedian from Alabama currently residing in New York City. In 2012, Jack gained notoriety as "The Alabama Face Guy" meme, appearing as a guest on shows like "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" and "The Today Show," and also in print with... Read More →
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Living Impaired

Living Impaired is a San Francisco-based sketch group that started in 2001 after watching their idols Kasper Hauser perform at the first Sketchfest. Come prepared for high energy, audience interaction, tons of props, weird, funny, and meaningful fun. If you are not thoroughly entertained... Read More →
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Martin Phillips

Martin Phillips is a stand up comedian primarily based in Washington DC, but still travels all over the country and has even performed in Alaska! While in college Martin was named the funniest college student in DC and hasn't stopped since; from performing at festivals, like The LA... Read More →
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Women of Color Anonymous

Women of Color Anonymous (WOCA) is an all women sketch comedy team established in 2016. Through comedy we aim to bring to life our unique experiences of our diverse cultures. WOCA had a three year residency at the Uprights Citizen Brigade (pre-Covid) and has performed all around Los... Read More →



Saturday January 28, 2023 7:00pm - 8:30pm PST
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102

7:30pm PST

Naked Babies
Formed many years ago at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, the sketch and improv quartet Naked Babies (John Ross Bowie, Rob Corddry, Brian Huskey and Seth Morris) will perform their Earth-shattering improv comedy and righteously take ownership of the life changes they might cause. With an opening set by PalmerTrolls with Ben Palmer($45, All Ages)

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Ben Palmer

Ben first started writing humor online via a MySpace blog when he was 19. At 21, he performed his first stand-up comedy set at Funny Stop Comedy Club in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. He continued to do stand-up comedy and became a regular at the best comedy clubs and independent shows in... Read More →
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Brian Huskey

Brian Huskey is an actor, writer, producer, and improvisor, performing for more than 20 years of at the UCB Theater. With over 170 credits on film and television, Huskey is proudly classified as a “That Guy” but is best known for his role as Leon West on HBO’s “Veep”, the... Read More →
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John Ross Bowie

John Ross Bowie plays Jimmy Dimeo on ABC’S "Speechless." Other appearances include "The Big Bang Theory," "Veep", "Episodes," "Love," "Fresh off the Boat" and a lot of shows where you think he’s the killer but then it turns out he’s not.
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Rob Corddry

Four-time Emmy award-winning actor, producer, and comedian Rob Corddry is best known for his work on Adult Swim’s satirical comedy series “Childrens Hospital,” which he created, executive produced, and starred in as well as Netflix's “Medical Police,” a “Children's Hospital... Read More →
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Seth Morris

Seth Morris is an actor and writer what lives in LA. He's written for Funny Or Die, "Children's Hospital," "The Eric Andre Show" and "Kroll Show." He's acted in "Kroll Show," "Parks and Recreation," "Broad City" and "Comedy Bang Bang."



Saturday January 28, 2023 7:30pm - 9:00pm PST
Great Star Theater 636 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

7:30pm PST

Live Wire
Hosted by Luke Burbank, Live Wire is to public radio what late night is to television. The show artfully blends unpredictable conversation, live music, and original comedy from all types of cultural talent and creative minds, from emerging artists to established acts. ($45 Orchestra - Front, $35 Orchestra - Side/Rear, $25 Mezzanine, All Ages)

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Luke Burbank

Luke Burbank grew up as one of seven kids, learning early on how to vie for attention. Those profound childhood issues have propelled him to various media projects including "This American Life," "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me," "CBS Sunday Morning," and the daily podcast "Too Beautiful... Read More →



Saturday January 28, 2023 7:30pm - 9:00pm PST
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:30pm PST

Janeane Garofalo
Actress and comedian Janeane Garofalo has been an American institution since she burst on the scene in 1992.

Janeane has had many memorable and critically acclaimed roles in films such as "The Truth About Cats and Dogs," "Wet Hot American Summer," "Ratatouille," "Steal This Movie," "Reality Bites," "Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion," "Mystery Men," "The Ten" and "The Cable Guy." Janeane also co-authored the best seller "Feel This Book," with Ben Stiller.

Janeane was a cast member of the Emmy Award-winning "Ben Stiller Show" and played the role of Paula, the acerbic talent booker, on "The Larry Sanders Show," for which she received an Emmy nomination. During the fall of '94 she joined the cast of "Saturday Night Live." Some of Janeane's other television work includes two specials for HBO, FOX‚ "24," "Mad About You," and the final season of NBC's "The West Wing," where she played Democratic campaign strategist Louise Thornton.

In addition to acting in film and television, Janeane is an outspoken activist, spoken word performer and stand-up comedy entertainer known and respected around the world. She was instrumental in the successful launching of the first liberal radio network, Air America Radio, where she hosted her own talk show, "The Majority Report." A lightning rod for controversy, Janeane's well informed opinions and unflinching honesty have inspired laughs, as well as striking a chord with the left, right and everyone in between. With Maeve Press, and Pedro Salinas

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Janeane Garofalo

Actress and comedian Janeane Garofalo has been an American institution since she burst on the scene in 1992.Janeane has had many memorable and critically acclaimed roles in films such as “The Truth About Cats and Dogs,” “Wet Hot American Summer,” “Ratatouille,” “Steal... Read More →
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Maeve Press

Maeve is a series regular on the critically acclaimed Freeform series "Everything's Gonna Be OK" (Josh Thomas / Avalon producing). She was the youngest comedian ever to perform at Boston's Women in Comedy Festival, NJ's Hoboken Comedy Festival and the Burbank Comedy Festival, where... Read More →
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Pedro Salinas

Pedro Salinas is a comedian and writer based in New York. His stand-up has been featured on HBO Max and his writing has been published on Vulture and Little Old Lady Comedy.



Saturday January 28, 2023 7:30pm - 9:00pm PST
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

7:30pm PST

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Johnny Pemberton & Jenny Yang
SF Sketchfest presents a pairing from a dozen hand-picked stand-up comedians on the rise: names you might not know now, but will be hearing a lot from soon. With Johnny Pemberton and Jenny Yang, Hosted by Arthur Gaus($35 Premium Reserved, $25 General Admission, 18+)

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Arthur Gaus

Arthur Gaus is a standup comic based out of San Francisco where he is a popular local fixture at the Punch Line and Cobb's. Over the better part of 20 years he has performed at glorious comedy clubs, beautiful theaters, hip underground venues and crappy casinos all over the country... Read More →
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Jenny Yang

Jenny Yang is a former labor organizer turned stand up comedian, host, writer and actor. In 2020 she was selected as one of Variety's "10 Comics To Watch" and Vulture's "Comedians You Should Know." Jenny recently wrapped as a co-producer / writer for HBO Max's "Gordita Chronicles... Read More →
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Johnny Pemberton

Johnny Pemberton is a comedian, actor, writer, mildly knowledgeable gardener, reggae enthusiast, and friend to most animals. He was born and raised in Rochester Minnesota. He is the host and creator of the experimental podcast "LIVE to TAPE," formerly known as "Twisting the Wind."He... Read More →



Saturday January 28, 2023 7:30pm - 9:00pm PST
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

7:30pm PST

The SF Sketchfest Roast of Bruce Campbell
As an actor, Bruce Campbell has well over 150 credits to his name. From "Xena: Warrior Princess" to "Bubba Ho-Tep" and "The Evil Dead" franchise, Bruce's prolific career is something worth celebrating. And what better way than with a roast from his nearest and dearest? Join Bruce along with Jeffrey Combs, Dana DeLorenzo, David Alan Grier, Kane Hodder, Cassandra Peterson (AKA Elvira, Mistress of the Dark), Ted Raimi, roastmaster Dana Gould and more for a lovingly rude evening to commemorate one of our favorite actors. ($55 Orchestra - Front, $45 Orchestra Rear/Loge, $35 Balcony, All Ages)

Due to scheduling conflicts, Sharon Gless and Jennifer Tilly will not be appearing. Additional cast will be announced.

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Bruce Campbell

In 1979 with his Detroit friends, Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert, Campbell raised $350,000 for a low budget film, "Evil Dead," in which he starred and co-executive produced. Completed piecemeal over four years, the film first gained notoriety in England where it became the best-selling... Read More →
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Cassandra Peterson (AKA Elvira, Mistress of the Dark)

When you hear the name Elvira only one person comes to mind... Halloween icon and quintessential symbol of all things spooky, the one and only Mistress of the Dark.Back in 1981, who could have imagined the hostess of a local Hollywood Horror movie show would grow to become a household... Read More →
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Dana DeLorenzo

Dana DeLorenzo was born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio and showed an innate love of comedy and performance at an early age. At age 3 she made up knock-knock jokes and recorded them on her Fischer-Price tape recorder solely to listen back and make herself laugh. At some point she started... Read More →
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Dana Gould

Dana Gould began his professional comedy career at the age of seventeen. Between ComedyCentral, HBO and Showtime, Dana has six solo stand-up comedy specials to his credit. He has appeared on "The Late Show with David Letterman, "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "CONAN," and much more.As an actor... Read More →
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David Alan Grier

Countless theater, television, film, and comedic endeavors have pushed David Alan Grier’s career to remarkable heights. His ability to excel across all mediums and contexts is a testament to his inherent sense of comedic timing and creative drive.On the film front, Grier has appeared... Read More →
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Jeffrey Combs

JEFFREY COMBS has starred in over 75 films in his long and diverse career. He is perhaps best known for his iconic portrayal of Herbert West in the cult classic, "Re-Animator" and its sequels. He also stars in the films "Would You Rather," "House on Haunted Hill," "From Beyond... Read More →
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Kane Hodder

Kane Warren Hodder was born in Auburn, California. As a child, he was relentlessly bullied and suffered terribly, until he and his family moved to the tiny South Pacific Island Kwajalein, one of the Marshall Islands. Here Kane attended junior and senior high school and loved life... Read More →
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Ted Raimi

Cult horror movie favorite, Ted Raimi has written and directed more than a dozen horror shorts for Lionsgate’s break.com and Starz Media’s online presence.Additionally, he wrote and directed most of the ads for Starz Facebook and Twitter publicity for "Ash vs. the Evil Dead" season... Read More →



Saturday January 28, 2023 7:30pm - 9:00pm PST
Sydney Goldstein Theater 275 Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

8:00pm PST

Everything's Great!
A lovely, fun, cool, sexy, nice, rad, fun, chill, good, sexy, dope, really cool, fun, great, fun, neat, charming, and very cool standup comedy show with special guests and honestly I forgot what I was supposed to write here. Hosted by Demi Adejuyigbe, Nick Kocher and Addie Weyrich, with guests Ginny Hogan, Natasha Leggero and more. ($35 Front/Center, $25 Rear/Sides, All Ages)

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Addie Weyrich

Addie Weyrich is a NY and LA-based comedian, actor, writer, and host. Philadelphia Magazine named her “Comedian on the Rise” in their Best of Philly 2017 roundup and Time Out New York has accurately labeled her as a “lovable loony toon.” After hosting shows monthly at Union... Read More →
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Demi Adejuyigbe

Demi Adejuyigbe is a comedian, writer, performer, and musically-inclined goofball (Pitchfork deemed him the “Weird Al” of his generation) who was first discovered on the internet and has gone on to write for shows such as NBC’s "The Good Place," Marvel’s "New Warriors," Cartoon... Read More →
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Ginny Hogan

Ginny Hogan is a stand up comedian and writer. She's the author of "Toxic Femininity in the Workplace," "Yes We Mustard," and "I'm More Dateable than a Plate of Refried Beans." Her first book is currently being adapted for TV.
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Natasha Leggero

Natasha Leggero is an accomplished actress, writer, and stand-up comedian whose garnered attention across film, television and the web. Leggero created, wrote, produced and starred in the Comedy Central sitcom, "Another Period," after stealing the public eye with her appearances on... Read More →
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Nick Kocher

Nick Kocher is a stand-up and writer living in LA. He has written for "Saturday Night Live," "It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia," and the occasional Marvel comic book. He is also one-half of the sketch group BriTANicK, also performing at SF Sketchfest. You can see him perform live... Read More →



Saturday January 28, 2023 8:00pm - 9:30pm PST
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm PST

Jolli-baes with Andrew Orolfo
The Bay Area Hot Boy, from "Jo Koy: In His Elements," Andrew Orolfo, comes back to SF Sketchfest to unite the next generation of Filipino American comedy. But this is more than just a comedy show of Asian Americans making waves in the entertainment industry... It's a Debut, it's Christmas, it's your Tita's Birthday, it's a god damn Filipino function! And EVERYONE is invited! We gonna get it poppin,' and you never know what special guests will show up. With Marcus Cardona, Aivy Cordova, Andrew Lopez and Wilfred Padua($25, All Ages)

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Aivy Cordova

Originally from Hayward, Aivy Cordova (it's pronounced Ivy) began her stand-up career in San Francisco. After a 7-year hiatus to raise her son, she returned to the stage in 2016 and now performs regularly at venues throughout the Bay Area and Los Angeles, including Cobb's, Punch Line... Read More →
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Andrew Lopez

Andrew is a Filipino & Korean writer, director, actor, and stand-up comedian from small town Iowa. He has a TV show in development at FX with Hiro Murai, Christopher Storer, and Nate Matteson producing that Andrew will write, produce and star in. At Amazon, he is writing and producing... Read More →
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Andrew Orolfo

Filipino American, Andrew Orolfo has been named one of the country’s "top knot" comedians by... don't even ask, just go with it. An established staple in San Francisco comedy, he has been featured in SF Sketchfest, Limestone Comedy Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and Comedy... Read More →
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Marcus Cardona

Sarcastic, satirical, smart, social media savant, and shameless. These S alliterations comprise of Marcus' comedic style. The by-product of middle class rural Maine upbringings, Filipino immigrant parenting, TV addiction, post college debt depression, under protest private school... Read More →
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Wilfred Padua

Wilfred Padua is a comedian in New York who has an MFA in Writing from some place in Chicago. He is a co-host of the Raw Beef Podcast, and was the winner of the 2019 Boston Comedy Festival, and a finalist of the Big Sky Comedy Festival. He has also performed at Bumbershoot, Bridgetown... Read More →



Saturday January 28, 2023 8:00pm - 9:30pm PST
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm PST

Special Release
Dhaya Lakshminarayan and Karinda Dobbins have been staples of the Bay Area comedy scene for a decade. Their combined credits and accolades are impressive but even more impressive is each of their own brands of humor.

Dhaya and Karinda will be celebrating the release of each of their debut albums and bring with them some of their favorite comedy friends to ring in the new releases. With guests Sean Keane, Don Reed, Robin Tran($25, All Ages)

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Dhaya Lakshminarayanan

Dhaya Lakshminarayanan is the 2016 winner of the Liz Carpenter Political Humor Award (previously awarded to Samantha Bee and Wanda Sykes). Comedy Central Asia crowned her Grand Prize Winner of “The Ultimate Comedy Challenge” filmed in Singapore. KQED named her one of the twenty... Read More →
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Don Reed

Don Reed he/him, (NBC/HBO/CBS) is the 2016 Winner of NPR Storyteller of the Year for "Snap Judgment" and won Theater Bay Area's highest honor for solo productions with his signature work “East 14th.” Not long ago he Co-Produced filmmaker Robert Townsend’s solo hit “Living... Read More →
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Karinda Dobbins

Karinda Dobbins is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actor. Karinda has performed at comedy festivals across the country including Comedy Central's Clusterfest, SF Sketchfest, and Bridgetown Comedy Festival. Bitch Magazine said Karinda is one of "Six Hilarious Female Comedians You... Read More →
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Robin Tran

Robin Tran was named one of Just For Laugh's New Faces of 2021. Based in Orange County, Robin started her life presenting as a male named Robert Tran. In 2015, she came out as a transgender woman and has been performing as Robin ever since. In 2018, she appeared on Comedy Central's... Read More →
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Sean Keane

Sean Keane is a writer, stand-up, and co-host of the Roundball Rock NBA podcast. He wrote for Comedy Central’s “Another Period,” his work has appeared in McSweeney's, Audible.com, and Yardbarker, and he's performed at countless festivals, including SF Sketchfest, the Bridgetown... Read More →



Saturday January 28, 2023 8:00pm - 9:30pm PST
Brava Cabaret 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

9:00pm PST

Bingewatch, Girls Night and Lady ADHD
SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! With Bingewatch, Girls Night and Lady ADHD, Hosted by Stephen Taylor($22, All Ages)

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Bingewatch

Diana Brown and Dan Wilson are the nationally touring, improv powerhouse duo "Bingewatch."After many season of collaboration on the improvised radio theater podcast Radiostar, Diana & Dan formed the comedy duo "Bingewatch" in celebration of their mutual affinity for television, and... Read More →
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Girls Night

Girls Night is an all female sketch and improv team from Los Angeles, with Hannah Pilkes, Lizzy McGroder, and Jasmine Elist. Their humble beginnings in 2016, meeting at the iconic Groundlings Theater, the women started performing longform in theaters and venues around Los Angeles... Read More →
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Lady ADHD

Comedian, quirky genius and overall rather loud person, Blaire Postman, was finally able to debut the tour of her one woman show- Lady ADHD - in front of a real, live audience on June 30, 2021, after months of writing and rehearsing it alone in quarantine. It combines Postman's uproarious... Read More →
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Stephen Taylor

Originally a Louisiana native, Stephen moved to the Midwest to escape his traditional southern roots. He's a fast rising talent in the region who has worked with comics like Theo Von, Karlous Miller, and Mark Normand. Combining his unique perspective with some sweet southern charm... Read More →



Saturday January 28, 2023 9:00pm - 10:30pm PST
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102

9:30pm PST

Cosplay Comedy
Comedians performing in cosplay, in character, plus a musical performance! We've performed at the Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival, comic book/anime conventions, comic book stores, a video game museum, and of course on Zoom. Comedians will be telling jokes in cosplay, in character. You might see a member of the Jokestice League or the IncrediLOLs. This show has performed at cons across the country, comic book stores, a video game museum, and all the shires where nerds live. Even online! Our Hulk of a lineup will have you laughing harder than vibranium. With Leiroy Abueg, K. Cheng, Kyle Chrise, Jason Cole, April Cowgur, Bryce Druzin, Sarah Giambruno, Jane The MessageOnly One Ronin, Arturo Raygoza and Hank Romero. ($22, All Ages)

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April Cowgur

April Cowgur is an LA based comedian, optimist, & your new best friend. Find her on Amazon Prime with "Laugh After Dark" Season 2 and featured on "WhoHaHa Comedy."
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Arturo Raygoza

Arturo is an energetic comedian who produces and performs in shows from they Bay Area to LA. He is a writer, filmmaker, and president of the Ultimate Roasting Championship which you can find on YouTube. Arturo has worked with Jamie Kennedy and "Saturday Night Live" legend Darrell... Read More →
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Bryce Druzin

Bryce Druzin's fearless and clever jokes on religion, politics and race make him a favorite of most audiences, but have been known to stick in the craw of some. Bryce has performed at clubs across the country and also at the Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival, the Cleveland Comedy Festival... Read More →
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Hank Romero

Hank Romero (Alameda Comedy Works & the "Department of Honesty" Podcast) does comedy how it used to be, no holds barred but funny for everyone. Much like is ethnicity (Mexican & German), his style mixes sharp word play with a crisp delivery to often tackle darker or taboo topics with... Read More →
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Jane The Message

Jane The Message is a San Francisco native, rapper/singer/songwriter, classically trained ballet dancer and clown.  Jane started writing rap verses as a shy 8 year old. She continued this as a personal passion and secret dream career. She also fell in love with ballet, spent a good... Read More →
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Jason Cole

Oakland, California comedian Jason Cole has a quick-witted, self-deprecating style that finds humor and laughs in all the dark corners of his brain and the crumbling world around us. You can catch Jason as host and producer of the "Standup Broadway Presents" showcase at the popular... Read More →
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K. Cheng

K. Cheng has appeared at the Comedy Cellar, the Comedy Store, and Gotham’s Comedy Club… not to perform, he’s just appeared there.He has, however, performed at NBC Stand Up for Diversity, EDC (Electric Daisy Carnival), and San Francisco Sketchfest. He’s the producer of Crazy... Read More →
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Kyle Chrise

Kyle Chrise (kr-ICE) is the comfort food of comedy. He has the soul of a rock star trapped in the body of middle management. Everything is out to get him, including his house, his job and the fast food he loves most. Even worse, he still thinks he’s one gig away from rock stardom... Read More →
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Leiroy Abueg

Leiroy Abueg is a Filipino-American Comedian from the Bay Area and creator of the popular stand up comedy group, Comedy Psychos. His dry observational humor mixed in with random spirts of high energy comedy has been showcased on Comedy Central’s Clusterfest, Comedy Day, and previous... Read More →
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Only One Ronin

Only One Ronin is an artist based out of Oakland, CA. His content is mostly shaped by the anime, comics and the pop culture he enjoys. This is the avenue he chosen to frame thoughts and introspection from his real life struggles and aspirations. As of recently, he has become a streamer... Read More →
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Sarah Giambruno

Hailing from Hayward, CA, Sarah entered the arts in the form of classical ballet at age 3 then worked her way up to dive bar comedian by age 25, making her parents prouder and prouder with each passing day. Hobbies include adult coloring books, grilled cheeses, and other people's... Read More →



Saturday January 28, 2023 9:30pm - 11:00pm PST
Brava Studio 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

9:30pm PST

Wheels Off with Rhett Miller
SF Sketchfest is thrilled to welcome back its many-years-alumnus Rhett Miller (Old 97s) and his Wheels Off show! Modeled after old-school variety shows, Wheels Off features music, comedy, and a host of luminary guests for one night of delight. With guests Natasha Leggero and Mary Lynn Rajskub. ($35, 21+)

Co-presented by Noise Pop.

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Mary Lynn Rajskub

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

Natasha Leggero is an accomplished actress, writer, and stand-up comedian whose garnered attention across film, television and the web. Leggero created, wrote, produced and starred in the Comedy Central sitcom, "Another Period," after stealing the public eye with her appearances on... Read More →
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Rhett Miller

"It’s a grown-up record,” Rhett Miller says of his extraordinary new album, "The Dreamer." “It takes a long time to feel the confidence to step up and be the boss. I finally feel like I’m there.”Rhett Miller has made a number of fine solo albums over his long, illustrious... Read More →



Saturday January 28, 2023 9:30pm - 11:00pm PST
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

9:45pm PST

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Johnny Pemberton & Jenny Yang
SF Sketchfest presents a pairing from a dozen hand-picked stand-up comedians on the rise: names you might not know now, but will be hearing a lot from soon. With Johnny Pemberton and Jenny Yang, Hosted by Arthur Gaus($35 Premium Reserved, $25 General Admission, 18+)

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Arthur Gaus

Arthur Gaus is a standup comic based out of San Francisco where he is a popular local fixture at the Punch Line and Cobb's. Over the better part of 20 years he has performed at glorious comedy clubs, beautiful theaters, hip underground venues and crappy casinos all over the country... Read More →
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Jenny Yang

Jenny Yang is a former labor organizer turned stand up comedian, host, writer and actor. In 2020 she was selected as one of Variety's "10 Comics To Watch" and Vulture's "Comedians You Should Know." Jenny recently wrapped as a co-producer / writer for HBO Max's "Gordita Chronicles... Read More →
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Johnny Pemberton

Johnny Pemberton is a comedian, actor, writer, mildly knowledgeable gardener, reggae enthusiast, and friend to most animals. He was born and raised in Rochester Minnesota. He is the host and creator of the experimental podcast "LIVE to TAPE," formerly known as "Twisting the Wind."He... Read More →



Saturday January 28, 2023 9:45pm - 11:15pm PST
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

10:00pm PST

The Benson Movie Interruption: "The Goonies"
Comedian Doug Benson ("Super High Me," "Chronic-Con," and the "Doug Loves Movies" podcast) and special guests sit in the front row of the theater and say whatever silly stuff pops into their heads. Doug and friends take on the 1985 kids adventure classic, "The Goonies." ($35 Front/Center, $28 Rear/Sides, All Ages)

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Doug Benson

Doug Benson is known for his popular podcasts ("Doug Loves Movies" and "Getting Doug With High"), his films ("Super High Me," "The Greatest Movie Ever Rolled," "Chronic-Con: Episode 420"), appearances on TV shows like "@midnight," "The Trailer Park Boys" and "You're The Worst," and... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2023 10:00pm - 11:30pm PST
Great Star Theater 636 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

10:00pm PST

Theme Park Improv
The Theme Park Improv Show's improvisers take a single suggestion of a theme from the audience, and wing an entire set of fast-paced long-form scenes and characters, based on stories from special guest monologist Wendi McLendon-Covey ("Reno 911!," "The Goldbergs").

After several years of sold-out shows, they return to SF Sketchfest with another stellar lineup: Ian Brennan (co-creator of "Glee"), Simon Helberg ("The Big Bang Theory"), John Michael Higgins ("Pitch Perfect"), Michael Hitchcock ("Best in Show"), Jessica Makinson ("South Park"), Oscar Nunez ("The Office"), Cole Stratton ("Impeachment: American Crime Story") and Janet Varney ("Stan Against Evil"). This will be a show you won't soon forget! ($45 Orchestra - Front, $40 Orchestra - Side/Rear, $35 Mezzanine, All Ages)

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Cole Stratton

Cole Stratton is the co-founder of SF Sketchfest, the San Francisco Comedy Festival, a month-long annual event highlighting the best in improv, sketch, stand-up, TV and film comedy, which celebrates its twentieth year in January 2022. Along with Janet Varney, he has written and performed... Read More →
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Ian Brennan

Ian Brennan 
is a writer, narrator and co-creator of the hit FOX show "Glee.""Glee" marked Ian Brennan’s first foray into television writing. Brennan began his acting career in Chicago working with the prestigious Steppenwolf and Goodman Theatres. He later moved to New York to... 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). You can see her on Hulu in the horror comedy series “Stan Against Evil,” and as Becca on “You’re the Worst,” and on... Read More →
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Jessica Makinson

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

Michael Higgins is a double hyphenate: he’s sort-of well-known for being a member of the Christopher Guest “company,” starring in such films as "Best in Show" and "A Mighty Wind." But before becoming a disreputable light improvisational comedic actor he spent twenty years on... Read More →
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Michael Hitchcock

From his critically-acclaimed roles in film and television to his award-winning work as a writer and producer, Michael Hitchcock has earned a solid reputation in the entertainment industry.As an actor, Hitchcock is featured in two of 2011’s most popular films. He portrayed “Deputy... Read More →
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Oscar Nunez

Oscar Nuñez is best known for playing Oscar Martinez on NBC's "The Office." He has won an Emmy, two SAG Awards, an ALMA Award, a TV Land Award and an Impact Award from the National Hispanic Media Coalition for the role. Oscar is also recognized for his roles in movies like "The Proposal... Read More →
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Simon Helberg

Simon Helberg is best known for portraying Howard Wolowitz in CBS’ award-winning smash hit "The Big Bang Theory," which is the number one scripted show on television and currently in its 12th and final season. He was nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance opposite Meryl... Read More →
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Wendi McLendon-Covey

Wendi McLendon-Covey got her start at the Groundlings Theater in Los Angeles. From there, she went on to star in projects like “Reno 911!,” “Bridesmaids,” “Blended,” “Rules of Engagement,” “What Men Want,” etc. For nine seasons, she has starred in the ABC sitcom... Read More →



Saturday January 28, 2023 10:00pm - 11:30pm PST
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:00pm PST

Pod Yourself a Gun: A Sopranos Podcast
Pod Yourself A Gun is a "Sopranos" rewatch podcast where co-hosts (comedian Matt Lieb, writer Vince Mancini and producer Brent Flyberg) and a special guest go through every episode of "The Sopranos" and talk about it. The podcast has been featured in Vogue and The NY Times Magazine. Past guests include musicians, comedians, and podcasters like Felix Biederman of Chapo Trap House, Stavros Halkias of Cum Town, and El-P from Run the Jewels. ($25, All Ages)

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Brent Flyberg

Brent Flyberg is a Los Angeles based stand up comedian and podcaster. He co-hosts the "Stario Chart" podcast and is the producer of the only Sopranos podcast, "Pod Yourself A Gun."
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Matt Lieb

Matt Lieb is a comedian, writer, and producer from Los Angeles. He was named one of the “2016 Best Comedians in the Bay Area” by SFist. Matt is the creator and co-host of "Newsbroke" on AJ+, which is Al Jazeera's digital channel. Matt’s stand up has been featured on VICELAND... Read More →
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Vince Mancini

Vince Mancini is a writer, comedian, and podcaster. A graduate of Columbia's non-fiction MFA program, his work has appeared on "FilmDrunk," the UPROXX network, the Portland Mercury, the East Bay Express, and all over his mom's refrigerator. He is the co-host of two podcasts, "Pod... Read More →



Saturday January 28, 2023 10:00pm - 11:30pm PST
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

10:15pm PST

Donde Esta Mi Comedy?
Donde Esta Mi Comedy? puts the comedy in your taco, and the candy in your piñatas! Our mission is to showcase the funniest Latin-American comedians from all over el mundo to bring you a live comedy experience that will be full of chistes, besos, y amor! Host Baruch Porras Hernandez created Donde Esta Mi Comedy? back in 2016, having the first show at a gay sexual health clinic to a packed crowd and they've been making audiences laugh ever since! Donde Esta Mi Comedy? is super excited to be back at SFSketchfest, this will be their first in person show since the pandemic, no se lo pierdan! With guests Julian Fernandez, Isa Medina, Jota Mercury and Armando Torres. ($22, All Ages)

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Armando Torres

Armando Torres is a Los Angeles based comedian who's known for being the biggest idiot in most rooms, both physically and mentally. He performs stand up across the country and has been featured on both Amazon Prime and Rooster Teeth.
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Baruch Porras Hernandez

Baruch Porras Hernandez has toured the country as comedian and writer performing in clubs, fancy universities, strip clubs, bars, a cave once, and your dad's back porch. He's done comedy at the legendary Ruckus and Rumpus Review, hosted and performed at the Alameda Comedy Club, and... Read More →
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Isa Medina

Isa Medina is a Latinx LA-based comic. She runs a weekly stand up comedy show at the infamous West Hollywood spot Formosa Cafe, which is not stressful at all. You can find her doing stand up at The Hollywood Improv and Comedy Store. She is co-host and creator of the podcast "Sounds... Read More →
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Jota Mercury

Jota Mercury is an international award winning drag performer who uses drag to challenge machismo as we know it. They are Mexican-American and Indigenous, originally from Fresno, California but now entertaining crowds in the greater bay area for the past 5 years. You may recognize... Read More →
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Julian Fernandez

Julian Fernandez (They/Them) is a Mexican Indigenous American, born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. Every time Julian hits the stage they bring a unique, interesting, and sometimes unusual perspective with a upbeat and chill energy that delights audiences. Their use of celebrity impressions... Read More →



Saturday January 28, 2023 10:15pm - 11:45pm PST
Brava Cabaret 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:30pm PST

3Peat / TSTMRKT
3Peat is a critically acclaimed and award winning Improv/Sketch/Stand Up Group. The members met while performing and teaching at The Second City and iO Theater in Chicago. Tired of each being the only minority in their shows, the group came together to create their own brand of comedy that fits their high energy and experiences. The team boasts members that write and perform in television, film, and on stage across the world. Our cast has worked on or currently works on "Saturday Night Live," "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," "Popstar," "Disjointed" (Netflix), "Wild 'N Out," "50 Central" (BET), Comedy Central, "Brooklyn 99" (NBC), "Big Mouth" (Netflix), "The Amber Ruffin Show" (Peacock), NBC's "Chicago Med," "Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot," "Julius" (NYTVF), "Bouncers," Second City ETC, Second City Main Stage, Second City Touring Company, and numerous commercials.

3Peat is:
Lisa Beasley
Shantira Jackson
Nnamdi Ngwe
Dewayne Perkins
Allison Ringhand
Patrick Rowland
John Thibodeaux


With an opening set from Las Vegas' TSTMRKT, Hosted by Alexandria Love.  ($35 Front/Center, $25 Rear/Sides, All Ages)

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3Peat

3Peat is a critically acclaimed and award winning Improv/Sketch/Stand Up Group. The members met while performing and teaching at The Second City and iO Theater in Chicago. Tired of each being the only minority in their shows, the group came together to create their own brand of comedy... Read More →
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Alexandria Love

Alexandria Love is a stand-up comic, TV writer, and actor from Oakland, California. After graduating college in 2014, she's spent time performing at clubs, colleges, and venues all over the country. She's performed at festivals like SF Sketchfest, Oakland Comedy Festival, and South... Read More →
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TSTMRKT

TSTMKRT (Test Market) was created on a Greyhound bus between Cleveland, Ohio and Las Vegas, NV. Having only one actor to work with and no money for a set or props, I decided to create everything with sound effects. Since there was no one to run the sound, I had to cut and paste everything... Read More →



Saturday January 28, 2023 10:30pm - 11:59pm PST
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

10:30pm PST

Killer Lineup
Anything but the usual suspects, Killer Lineup is a who's who of our favorite stand-ups of the moment. Catch a rotating cast of SF Sketchfest-approved personalities in this scary good showcase. With Nore Davis, Andrew Orolfo, Maeve Press, Robin Tran and more, hosted by Casey Ley and Nick Sahoyah($45 Reserved Front Row Seating, $35 Reserved Premium Seating, $25 General Admission, 18+)

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Andrew Orolfo

Filipino American, Andrew Orolfo has been named one of the country’s "top knot" comedians by... don't even ask, just go with it. An established staple in San Francisco comedy, he has been featured in SF Sketchfest, Limestone Comedy Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and Comedy... Read More →
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Casey Ley

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

Maeve is a series regular on the critically acclaimed Freeform series "Everything's Gonna Be OK" (Josh Thomas / Avalon producing). She was the youngest comedian ever to perform at Boston's Women in Comedy Festival, NJ's Hoboken Comedy Festival and the Burbank Comedy Festival, where... Read More →
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Nick Sahoyah

Nick Sahoyah has performed standup up and down the West Coast for the last decade including multiple appearances at Bumbershoot, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and SF Sketchfest.While living in San Francisco he hosted and produced "Legs For Days," a monthly queer standup show at Blush... Read More →
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Nore Davis

Nore Davis is a New York-based comedian who delivers an energetic performance filled with witty quips and sharp punch lines, combined with an amazing stage presence. He has appeared on Comedy Central’s "Inside Amy Schumer," HBO’s "Last Week Tonight," MTV’s "Nikki & Sara Live... Read More →
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Robin Tran

Robin Tran was named one of Just For Laugh's New Faces of 2021. Based in Orange County, Robin started her life presenting as a male named Robert Tran. In 2015, she came out as a transgender woman and has been performing as Robin ever since. In 2018, she appeared on Comedy Central's... Read More →



Saturday January 28, 2023 10:30pm - 11:59pm PST
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

11:00pm PST

Daytime Talk at Night, Friendo and Shoot the Moon
SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! With Daytime Talk at Night, Friendo and Shoot The Moon, Hosted by Scott Eason($22, All Ages)

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Daytime Talk at Night

Daytime Talk at Night creates absurdity from everyday conflict through television's favorite guilty pleasure - a talk show. Non-licensed therapist and host Craig Mondelo along with trusted bouncer Chet will try to keep the reigns on the show as guests confront their problems and each... Read More →
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Friendo

Friendo is a sketch comedy group from Los Angeles that puts fun first and never takes itself seriously! The Friendo brand is 100% silly, and Friendo lets loose at every show with BIG Saturday morning energy. Every show features crazy costumes, cardboard props, and a healthy serving... Read More →
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Scott Eason

Scott Eason is a comedian from Huntsville, AL and he knows what you're thinking‚ and to answer your question he has no idea why he doesn't have a southern accent. Scott's been featured on SiriusXM and the Comedy Central Roast Battle Podcast. He hosts a critically acclaimed podcast... Read More →
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Shoot The Moon

Shoot The Moon is a musical comedy and improv group based in Los Angeles. Their performance weaves a musical montage out of the audience's hopes and dreams that you'll want on your next mixtape. They improvise straight up bangers out of your boring lives with the help of a keyboard... Read More →



Saturday January 28, 2023 11:00pm - Sunday January 29, 2023 12:30am PST
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Sunday, January 29
 

1:00pm PST

SF Sketchfest Tribute to Laraine Newman
Laraine Newman has been making us laugh for nearly 50 years, first as a founding member of the Groundlings and then as an original cast member of "Saturday Night Live." A prolific voice actor and writer, her legendary resume has helped create a blueprint for the comedy world and we're honored to call her a longtime friend of the festival. Join us as Laraine is feted by her friends and colleagues with a lively onstage tribute and conversation featuring Dana Gould, Maurice LaMarche, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Rob Paulsen and Cole Stratton. ($35 Front/Center, $25 Rear/Sides, All Ages)

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Cole Stratton

Cole Stratton is the co-founder of SF Sketchfest, the San Francisco Comedy Festival, a month-long annual event highlighting the best in improv, sketch, stand-up, TV and film comedy, which celebrates its twentieth year in January 2022. Along with Janet Varney, he has written and performed... Read More →
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Dana Gould

Dana Gould began his professional comedy career at the age of seventeen. Between ComedyCentral, HBO and Showtime, Dana has six solo stand-up comedy specials to his credit. He has appeared on "The Late Show with David Letterman, "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "CONAN," and much more.As an actor... 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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Maurice LaMarche

Maurice LaMarche is an Emmy Award-winning Canadian voice actor and former stand-up comedian. He is best known for his voice work 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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Rob Paulsen

Maybe you’ve never heard of Rob Paulsen. But you’ve heard him. A lot.Maybe you don’t know Rob Paulsen, but you know "Pinky and the Brain," "Animaniacs," "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," "Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius," and most of the other animated projects that Paulsen has been... Read More →
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Wendi McLendon-Covey

Wendi McLendon-Covey got her start at the Groundlings Theater in Los Angeles. From there, she went on to star in projects like “Reno 911!,” “Bridesmaids,” “Blended,” “Rules of Engagement,” “What Men Want,” etc. For nine seasons, she has starred in the ABC sitcom... Read More →



Sunday January 29, 2023 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

4:00pm PST

A Narfy Afternoon with Pinky & The Brain
Pinky, are you pondering what I'm pondering? It's time to reunite those lab mice with world-domination aspirations, Pinky and The Brain! Join their voices Rob Paulsen (Pinky) and Maurice LaMarche (The Brain) for an afternoon looking back at the animated show, with clips, conversation, Q&A, some character script reads and more! Moderated by SF Sketchfest co-founder and Pop My Culture Podcast host Cole Stratton. ($45 Reserved Front Row Seating, $35 Reserved Premium Seating, $25 General Admission, 13+ with parent/guardian)

Co-presented by Cartoon Art Museum.

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Cole Stratton

Cole Stratton is the co-founder of SF Sketchfest, the San Francisco Comedy Festival, a month-long annual event highlighting the best in improv, sketch, stand-up, TV and film comedy, which celebrates its twentieth year in January 2022. Along with Janet Varney, he has written and performed... 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 voice work 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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Rob Paulsen

Maybe you’ve never heard of Rob Paulsen. But you’ve heard him. A lot.Maybe you don’t know Rob Paulsen, but you know "Pinky and the Brain," "Animaniacs," "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," "Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius," and most of the other animated projects that Paulsen has been... Read More →



Sunday January 29, 2023 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

4:00pm PST

Will You Accept This Rose?
"The Bachelor" super fan Arden Myrin ("Insatiable," "Shameless"), along with "Bachelor"-obsessed celebrity guests, discuss the latest "The Bachelor" episodes: tears, fantasy suites, and making sweet, sweet, love on the GREATEST COMEDY FRANCHISE OF ALL TIME -- "The Bachelor," "Bachelorette," and "Bachelor in Paradise." FANTASY! VICTORY! SUCCESS!! AMERICA!!! BONE ZONE!!! With guests Doug Benson, Paget Brewster, Mike Carrozza, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carl Tart and more. ($35 Front/Center, $28 Rear/Sides, All Ages)

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Arden Myrin

Actress, writer, and comedian Arden Myrin became a new cast member on Showtime’s "Shameless" Season 7, and will be on the upcoming Netflix series "Insatiable." She recently appeared in the world premiere of Steve Martin’s new play "Meteor Shower." As a comedian, Arden headlines... Read More →
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Carl Tart

Carl was born in the great state of Mississippi and raised in the mean streets of West LA. Some TV credits include "Transparent," "Lethal Weapon," "Comedy Bang! Bang!" and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine". He has been a staff writer on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "MadTV" and IFC's "Brockmire." You... Read More →
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Doug Benson

Doug Benson is known for his popular podcasts ("Doug Loves Movies" and "Getting Doug With High"), his films ("Super High Me," "The Greatest Movie Ever Rolled," "Chronic-Con: Episode 420"), appearances on TV shows like "@midnight," "The Trailer Park Boys" and "You're The Worst," and... Read More →
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Mary Lynn Rajskub

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

Mike Carrozza is a fun silly boy who loves you. From Montreal, Carrozza has made a name for himself as an energetic goofster and has appeared on incredible festivals like the Just For Laughs festival and High Plains Comedy Festival. Mike has worked with his favourite comedians and... Read More →
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Paget Brewster

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



Sunday January 29, 2023 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

7:00pm PST

Friendo, Jack Blankenship: A Funeral For My Face and RecRoom Improv
SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! With Friendo, Jack Blankenship: A Funeral for My Face and RecRoom Improv, Hosted by Sami Sutker. ($22, All Ages)

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Friendo

Friendo is a sketch comedy group from Los Angeles that puts fun first and never takes itself seriously! The Friendo brand is 100% silly, and Friendo lets loose at every show with BIG Saturday morning energy. Every show features crazy costumes, cardboard props, and a healthy serving... Read More →
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Jack Blankenship: A Funeral for My Face

Jack Blankenship is a writer, actor, musician, and comedian from Alabama currently residing in New York City. In 2012, Jack gained notoriety as "The Alabama Face Guy" meme, appearing as a guest on shows like "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" and "The Today Show," and also in print with... Read More →
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RecRoom Improv

ReRoom is an Oakland based improv troupe that hits on bizarre but true to life comedy through a variety of formats. In this show we look deeper at relationships. What makes people tick? How can we elevate their indistinguishable qualities? Join us for a night of laughter and tomf... Read More →
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Sami Sutker

Sami Sutker is Chicago ('burbs) born, Wi educated and LA based. Despite living in LA for 16 years, she is still unable to shed her midwest twang. You can find her name in the editorial dept for notable shows such as; "Those Who Can't," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "The Good Place," and... Read More →



Sunday January 29, 2023 7:00pm - 8:30pm PST
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102

7:30pm PST

SF Sketchfest Tribute to David Alan Grier, in conversation
SF Sketchfest pays tribute to amazing actor and comedian David Alan Grier ("In Living Color," "DAG,") with an evening of spirited conversation about his illustrious career. Moderated by Baron Vaughn.  ($45 Reserved Front Row Seating, $35 Reserved Premium Seating, $25 General Admission, 18+)

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Baron Vaughn

Actor/comedian/writer Baron Vaughn graduated from Boston University's theatre program and immediately went on to the Williamstown Theatre Festival. That same year he was cast in "Drowning Crow" with Alfre Woodard on Broadway. He was also featured in "Damn Yankees" at the NY City Center... Read More →
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David Alan Grier

Countless theater, television, film, and comedic endeavors have pushed David Alan Grier’s career to remarkable heights. His ability to excel across all mediums and contexts is a testament to his inherent sense of comedic timing and creative drive.On the film front, Grier has appeared... Read More →



Sunday January 29, 2023 7:30pm - 9:00pm PST
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

8:00pm PST

Shane Torres
Catch a night of stand-up from Shane Torres ("Conan," "Last Comic Standing"). With Mike Carrozza, and host Jane Harrison. ($35 Front/Center, $25 Rear/Sides, All Ages)

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Jane Harrison

Jane Harrison is a writer and comedian raised in Atlanta. There she discovered her passion for telling a great story and keeping family problems a secret. After an art school education she started doing stand up, and pursued it through all three major markets (and San Francisco... Read More →
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Mike Carrozza

Mike Carrozza is a fun silly boy who loves you. From Montreal, Carrozza has made a name for himself as an energetic goofster and has appeared on incredible festivals like the Just For Laughs festival and High Plains Comedy Festival. Mike has worked with his favourite comedians and... Read More →
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Shane Torres

Shane Torres is a New York based standup comedian, writer, and actor originally from Fort Worth, TX. Having made his late night debut on “Conan” in 2016, you may have also seen him on “Last Comic Standing” or on IFC’s “Comedy Bang Bang.” He was featured at the Montreal... Read More →



Sunday January 29, 2023 8:00pm - 9:30pm PST
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm PST

The Gateway Show
Stop us if you've heard this one before - four comics hit our stage and do their best sets, then they go to an undisclosed location to get WAY too high, only to come back in and attempt to do another set completely baked. The Gateway Show has been around for four years now, originating in Seattle, Washington. After that, the show expanded monthly to Bellingham, Portland, Eugene, Tacoma, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Venture. The show has been featured in Leafly, Dope, Northwest Leaf, and California Weed Blog. Several of our show videos have gone viral with over 10 million combined views. Hosted by Billy Anderson, with guest comics Scott Eason, Melissa Shoshahi, Brian Sullivan and Armando Torres($25, All Ages)

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Armando Torres

Armando Torres is a Los Angeles based comedian who's known for being the biggest idiot in most rooms, both physically and mentally. He performs stand up across the country and has been featured on both Amazon Prime and Rooster Teeth.
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Billy Anderson

Born in Texas and raised in Augusta, Georgia – Billy Anderson is stand-up comedian currently living in Los Angeles. Billy has written for Cracked.Com, performed in SF Sketchfest, was a finalist in the 2016 Seattle International Comedy Competition and as of 2013 he has performed... Read More →
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Brian Sullivan

Brian has also brought his vivacious energy to television commercials, hosting musical events and producing comedy showcases at his Home club loonees comedy corner in Colorado Springs.Brian is a ball of fun, an audience favorite, and an overall good time so strap in and prepare to... Read More →
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Melissa Shoshahi

Melissa Shoshahi is an award winning stand-up comedian, actress and writer. She tours all over the country and world, bringing her comedic characters and witty personality to the stage as well as on social media platforms. Shoshahi has been featured on "Laughs on FOX," All Def Digital... Read More →
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Scott Eason

Scott Eason is a comedian from Huntsville, AL and he knows what you're thinking‚ and to answer your question he has no idea why he doesn't have a southern accent. Scott's been featured on SiriusXM and the Comedy Central Roast Battle Podcast. He hosts a critically acclaimed podcast... Read More →



Sunday January 29, 2023 8:00pm - 9:30pm PST
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

9:00pm PST

Black Cat Sketch Comedy, Lady ADHD and Women of Color Anonymous
SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! With Black Cat Sketch Comedy, Lady ADHD and Women of Color Anonymous, Hosted by Zach Wycuff($22, All Ages)

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Black Cat Sketch Comedy

Black Cat Sketch Comedy is a 100% organic locally-grown SF bay area sketch comedy group operating out of American Improv Theatre in the disputed comedic capital of the world, San Jose, CA. As such, our Tinsel Town writing and acting credentials are nil. In fact, our experience of... Read More →
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Lady ADHD

Comedian, quirky genius and overall rather loud person, Blaire Postman, was finally able to debut the tour of her one woman show- Lady ADHD - in front of a real, live audience on June 30, 2021, after months of writing and rehearsing it alone in quarantine. It combines Postman's uproarious... Read More →
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Women of Color Anonymous

Women of Color Anonymous (WOCA) is an all women sketch comedy team established in 2016. Through comedy we aim to bring to life our unique experiences of our diverse cultures. WOCA had a three year residency at the Uprights Citizen Brigade (pre-Covid) and has performed all around Los... Read More →
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Zach Wycuff

Two-time winner of the Funniest Person in Cincinnati Contest. One-time winner of the Funniest Person in Columbus Contest. Many time loser of many other things.



Sunday January 29, 2023 9:00pm - 10:30pm PST
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Tuesday, January 31
 

7:30pm PST

SF Sketchfest Tribute to Cheech & Chong: 50th Anniversary Celebration with Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong in conversation with Ben Fong-Torres
It's been 50 years since Cheech & Chong pulled up on the comedy scene and we're celebrating their trail-blazing comedy by giving them the SF Sketchfest Tribute treatment. Join icons Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong for a high spirited conversation that will have you rolling in your seat. Moderated by legendary journalist Ben Fong-Torres. ($65 Orchestra - Front, $55 Orchestra Rear/Loge, $45 Balcony, All Ages)


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Ben Fong-Torres

Ben Fong-Torres is known primarily as an editor and writer at Rolling Stone, and was depicted as such in the movie "Almost Famous." But his interview subjects have also included Robin Williams, Steve Martin, Cheech & Chong, Billy Crystal, Ellen DeGeneres, Sam Kinison, Steve Allen... Read More →
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Cheech & Chong

CHEECH MARIN:Best known as one half of the hilariously irreverent, satirical, counter-culture, no-holds-barre Cheech and Chong, Cheech (real name Richard) Marin is a paradox in the world of entertainment. Cheech is an a director, writer, musician, art collector and humanitarian, a... Read More →



Tuesday January 31, 2023 7:30pm - 9:00pm PST
Sydney Goldstein Theater 275 Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

8:00pm PST

Magic, Mind Reading and Mayhem
Magic, Mind Reading and Mayhem: with Magicians Robert Strong, Jay Alexander, David Gerard, Jade, Andrew Evans, and Kevin Blake
Produced by Robert Strong SF Sketchfest's Resident Magician

Awards, awards, and more awards. Five of the most awarded magicians Sketchfest could afford. Six completely different styles of magic in one show. From the friendly con artist Robert Strong, to the uniquely modern illusionist Andrew Evans, to the master of mind tricks Jay Alexander, to the first woman to win the coveted gold medal of magic Jade, to the storytelling illusionist Kevin Blake, and to the witty mind reader David Gerard. Over 150 years of combined experience crammed into 75 minutes of interactive magic, comedy, and mysteries of the mind. ($30 Front/Center, $20 Rear/Sides, All Ages)

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Andrew Evans

Andrew Evans is a professional illusionist and magic designer. In 2014, he founded and built The Magic Patio—a magic speakeasy tucked in a hidden corner of San Francisco—and his background in engineering and design helps him create unique illusions that have been featured at The... Read More →
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David Gerard

David Gerard has been entertaining California for more than a decade, performing for CEOs and teams of companies like Airbnb, Google, Facebook, Salesforce, and countless others. His theater shows have sold out for the past five years in SF and he's also a consultant to some of the... Read More →
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Jade

Jade took the male-dominated world of magic by storm when she became the first woman to win the International Brotherhood of Magicians’ coveted Gold Medal of Magic, a prize awarded only a handful of times in the competition’s long history. She has received multiple awards for... Read More →
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Jay Alexander

Mentalist/Magician Jay Alexander is the star of the Marrakech Magic Theater’s show "Mind Tricks!" It is the highest-rated show in San Francisco. A mixture of magic, psychology, and lies will have you on the edge of your seat in this innovative show of wonders.
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Kevin Blake

As seen on "America’s Got Talent," "Penn & Teller: Fool Us," Empire's "Street Magic," in his sell-out show "The Illusionist" at the Palace Theater, Kevin Blake is a San Francisco-based, worldwide-performing magician, mentalist, and illusionist who blends genres of magic and sleight... Read More →
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Robert Strong

Robert Strong was three times voted San Francisco's 'Best Magician' and twice voted San Francisco's 'Best Comedian' by the Bay Guardian. He has performed in 45 countries, in all 50 states, and twice at the White House. His biggest honor is being SF Sketchfest's Resident Magician... Read More →



Tuesday January 31, 2023 8:00pm - 9:30pm PST
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
 
Wednesday, February 1
 

7:00pm PST

Nerd Rage: The Great Debates
Nerd Rage: The Great Debates is a weekly podcast where moderator Marc Abrigo challenges members of Komedio Comedy to a no-hold-barred, improvised debate with the funniest stand-up comics, podcasters, and even pro-wrestlers over the most absurd of nerdy topics. The live show puts the audience in the driver's seat to suggest topics for the debate teams square off and settle once and for all -- are you ready to rage? With Marc Abrigo, Becca Henry, Tirumari Jothi, Stephen Ku, Kristee Ono, Will Scovill and Wonder Dave. ($22, All Ages)

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Becca Henry

Becca Henry is a born storyteller with an astonishing range of octaves. Raised by wolves and the United States Army, she grew up on the move.
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Kristee Ono

Kristee Ono loves burritos and is dying to tell you about it. A little dark, a little weird, relatively entertaining, she is a comedian based in San Francisco. She is the co-host of Mental Health Comedy Hour and a producer of the comedy debate podcast "Nerd Rage: The Great Debate... Read More →
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Marc Abrigo

Marc Abrigo is a podcaster, playwright, and actor who has been moderating the chaos that is “Nerd Rage: The Great Debates” for the last five years. His writing won the “Shortlived” theater competition in 2018, and his face has won him zero right-swipes on dating apps since... Read More →
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Stephen Ku

Stephen Ku has performed standup around the nation for comic, anime, and gaming conventions. He has a career as a game/romance fiction writer and story editor. He is also the 5-time winner of the Stephen Ku Modesty Award presented by Stephen Ku to Stephen Ku.
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Tirumari Jothi

Tirumari Jothi is a geeky stand-up comedian, improviser, sketch comedian, and actor based in the Bay Area and has performed at a variety of venues around California and the country. You can find him doing standup, writing and acting in sketch comedy, or online playing competitive... Read More →
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Will Scovill

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

Wonder Dave is a comedian, writer, burlesque performer and pro-wrestling commentator. He is the creator and host of Mental Health Comedy Hour and a producer of the comedy debate podcast "Nerd Rage: The Great Debates." Find him online at WonderDave.org and on social media @teamwon... Read More →



Wednesday February 1, 2023 7:00pm - 8:30pm PST
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm PST

The Bechdel Cast
The Bechdel Cast is a podcast that examines the portrayal of women in film through a feminist lens. Each week, hosts Jamie Loftus and Caitlin Durante plus a special guest pick a different movie and discuss how well or poorly it represents women. Each episode ends with determining if the movie passes the Bechdel Test (two named female characters must speak to each other about something other than a man). This podcast sheds light on one of Hollywood's biggest problems: the under- and misrepresentation of women. ($35 Front/Center, $25 Rear/Sides, All Ages)

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Caitlin Durante

Caitlin Durante is a writer, comedian, and story analyst. She performs all over the country and in festivals like the Women in Comedy Festival, the Out of Bounds Festival, and Edinburgh Fringe. She is the co-host of "The Bechdel Cast," a feminist movie podcast, and she hosts "Sludge... Read More →
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Jamie Loftus

Jamie Loftus is a comedian and cartoonist living in Los Angeles if that's okay, but is from Boston originally, with your permission of course. She's written and performed on Comedy Central ("Irrational Fears"), Adult Swim ("Robot Chicken"), Super Deluxe ("Upgraded" and "Robot Takeover... Read More →



Wednesday February 1, 2023 8:00pm - 9:30pm PST
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm PST

Locals Only!
SF Sketchfest presents some of their favorite Bay Area stand-up comics, with all-new lineups, for two nights only on the PianoFight Main Stage! With Hayley Beacon, Justin Careesi, Zorba Jevon Hughes,Orion Levine, Jeanette Marin, Melissa McGillicuddy, Luke Soin and Ta'Vi, Hosted by Jesse Hett($22, All Ages)

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Hayley Beacon

Hayley Beacon was born and raised in the Bay Area, and is standup comedian, writer, and contributor for Reductress.As a standup comedian, she has been selected for HBO's Women in Comedy Festival, featured at SF Sketchfest two years in a row, as well as Beast Village Comedy Fest, Pittsburgh... Read More →
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Jeanette Marin

Jeanette Marin is a stay-at-home mom by day and a stand-up comedian by night.  She gravitates towards jobs with long titles and very little pay.  When she is not hiding from her children in a closet, she delights audiences by saying what mothers are never supposed to admit in public... Read More →
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Jesse Hett

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

A comedian, a storyteller, and a weirdo, Justin has performed on stages including Cobb's Comedy Club, the SF Punchline, and in the Oakland Comedy Festival.Justin's unfailingly despondent humor springs from his eternally futile quest to escape suffering.
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Luke Soin

Sacramento native Luke Soin has been delivering his silly, self-effacing brand of humor for almost 10 years as a stand up comic. He was recently "passed" at Laughs Unlimited as a host and will be working his first weekend there on November 5th and 6th (hey, these things take time... Read More →
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Melissa McGillicuddy

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

Orion Levine grew up pretending to swallow his Adderall because he thought it made him less funny. Now he is one of San Francisco’s fastest rising comics, proving to be a force to be reckoned with across the country. Orion was the youngest finalist in this year’s San Francisco... Read More →
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Ta'Vi

Ta'Vi is a stand-up comedian from Sacramento, Ca who  has opened up for Arsenio Hall, Tommy Davidson, Bruce Bruce, Brian Posehn, Godfrey, and many more who have all praised her for her sharp wit and enduring charm. That same wit and charm has gained her a following of over 130k on... Read More →
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Zorba Jevon Hughes

Zorba Jevon Hughes is a comedian of 20 plus years. He's performed from New York to California with his thought provoking esoteric one liners that caused tears of laughter. Make sure you check out this one of a kind well dressed with punchlines comedian. Surely one not to miss.



Wednesday February 1, 2023 8:00pm - 9:30pm PST
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm PST

Mortified
For over 18 years Mortified has been a unique grassroots storytelling sensation with shows all over the country, the world, and seen on Netflix's documentary, "Mortified Nation." Witness adults sharing their actual, embarrassing, and hilarious diaries, letters, songs, poems, and more in front of total strangers.

Share the shame. ($45 Reserved Front Row Seating, $35 Reserved Premium Seating, $25 General Admission, 18+)


Wednesday February 1, 2023 8:00pm - 9:30pm PST
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

8:00pm PST

Drennon Davis & DJ Real
Fest favorites Drennon Davis and DJ Real come together for one night of musical comedy at The Punch Line! Hosted by Darlene Bereznicki($26 Premium Reserved, $18 General Admission, 18+)

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Darlene Bereznicki

Darlene is a Canadian, San Francisco-based comedian, improviser and actor. She's performed at the Chicago Women's Funny Fest and SF Sketchfest and in 2021 she performed at Limestone Comedy Festival, the San Francisco Comedy Competition and Treefort Music Festival. She once starred... Read More →
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DJ REAL

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

From his elaborate characters and sketches to his provocative songs and animation, Drennon has made a name for himself as one of the most innovative minds in today’s comedy scene. His live performances of the "Imaginary Radio Program" combine live music and beat-boxing with one-man... Read More →



Wednesday February 1, 2023 8:00pm - 9:30pm PST
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
 
Thursday, February 2
 

7:00pm PST

A Million Shetland Ponies, Business Casual and Granny Cart Gangstas
SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! With Business Casual, Granny Cart Gangstas and A Million Shetland Ponies, Hosted by Steven Rogers. ($22, All Ages)

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A Million Shetland Ponies

A Million Shetland Ponies is a two-man musical comedy duo from Brooklyn! Their 100% reverent genre parody has been compared to Flight of the Conchords, Friends Who Folk, and a Wario version of Paul and Storm.Maxwell Q. Maxwell is the band leader. He writes the songs, pens the music... Read More →
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Business Casual

Business Casual is a comedy best friendship that's been performing together for six years. They mix clown, improv and sketch together for an unforgettable hour of laughs, blood, sweat and tears. Mostly laughs. Come see what Radio Ha-Ha called a "a beautifully absurd hour of comed... Read More →
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Granny Cart Gangstas

Granny Cart Gangstas is an all womxn Asian American sketch comedy troupe poking fun at pop culture, politics, systems of oppression, and everyday life.
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Steven Rogers

Originally from Syracuse, NY, Steven Rogers is a New York City based comedian who made his national TV debut in 2019 on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" and has been featured in multiple comedy festivals such as Lucy Fest, Rogue Island, and the Limestone Comedy Festival. He also... Read More →



Thursday February 2, 2023 7:00pm - 8:30pm PST
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm PST

The Greatest Generation
The Greatest Generation is a comedy podcast about "Star Trek: The Next Generation," beloved by everyone from people who've never seen an episode, to complete dorkazoids who are fluent in Klingon. Benjamin Ahr Harrison and Adam Pranica tell you what's great, what's bad, and what's hilarious about the show they grew up loving, and still do. It's a little bit nerdy, a lot filthy, and exposes some of Adam and Ben's most embarrassing stories from their dorky childhoods. ($40 Reserved Front Row Seating, $40 Reserved Premium Seating, $30 General Admission, 18+)

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Adam Pranica

Adam Pranica used to be taken seriously as a filmmaker and videographer before a witch recorded him talking about Star Trek with Benjamin Ahr Harrison, sealing his fate as a niche genre podcast blowhard. He’s known as the host of "The Greatest Generation" and "The Greatest Discovery... Read More →
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Benjamin Ahr Harrison

Benjamin Ahr Harrison is the cohost of three podcasts: "The Greatest Generation" and "The Greatest Discovery," and "KPODD 101.3." When he isn’t casting pod he enjoys thinking back on his semi-abandoned filmmaking career. He lives in Los Angeles, California with his patient wife... Read More →



Thursday February 2, 2023 8:00pm - 9:30pm PST
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

8:00pm PST

SF Sketchfest Threesome
SF Sketchfest presents a triple-co-headline of three of the best comics in the country -- Hanna Dickinson, Katrina Davis, and Mike Merrill. Hosted by Dauood Naimyar. ($34 Premium Reserved, $24 General Admission, 18+)

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Dauood Naimyar

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

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

Katrina Davis was highlighted in WhoHaHa's Comedy Call Out Fall 2020 and was also named one of Time Out LA's Comedians to Watch 2019. She has been seen on "America's Got Talent" (2017) and performs stand-up all over Los Angeles. You can see her featured on the Seed & Spark comedy... Read More →
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Mike Merrill

Mike Merrill has performed on Comedy Central "Stand Up Revolution," CBS "Comics Unleashed," Hulu "Loco Comedy Jam" and is a television writer. He's headlined clubs internationally in Australia, Indonesia, Singapore and has also performed in a Los Angeles area laundromat (shout to... Read More →



Thursday February 2, 2023 8:00pm - 9:30pm PST
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm PST

Talkies
Talkies is the Bay Area's best unconventional, experimental, and multimedia live comedy event. At Talkies, comedians, writers, improvisers, and performers work outside of their regular routines to push the boundaries of comedy, PowerPoint presentations, characters, and off-stage antics are the order of the day. Started in the Mission District basement of Lost Weekend Video store, this monthly show has been an incubator for many unique comedy talents spreading their wings on weird flights of fancy. Talkies has appeared at SF Sketchfest, Nevada City Film Fest, Cobb's Comedy Club, All Out Comedy Theater, Roxie Theater, and Lost Weekend Video. Featuring George Chen, Aviva Siegel, Land Smith, Nick Stargu and special guests Chad Opitz, Katie-Ellen Humphries, Jay Shingle and Jordan Thewlis($25, All Ages)

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Aviva Siegel

Aviva is a stand-up comic by day, and a stand-up comic by night. Her jokes are silly (clown horn sound) yet personal (awooga), and she really just wants to have fun up there.She’s been nominated as one of the “Best Comedians in the Bay” by the East Bay Express, and owns a “Best... Read More →
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Chad Opitz

A staple of the San Francisco comedy scene due to his unique blend of one-liners, act-outs, musical inclusions and odd subject matter preferences, Chad Opitz leaves a mark that might be worth getting checked out by a doctor if you have health insurance. Oh, he's also been protecting... Read More →
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DJ REAL

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

Starting comedy in SF but now based in Los Angeles, George Chen has been putting on shows at Giant Robot Gallery, Machine Project, and Night Gallery.He has performed at Sled Island Festival in Calgary, the SFMoMA, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Crash Test with Huebel and Scheer... Read More →
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Jay Shingle

Jay Shingle is a comedy performer, musician, meme creator, and writer living in Oakland, CA via Portland, OR. In his live act he combines stand-up comedy, prop comedy, and music into a mind-bending display of visceral goodness. He has opened for performers like Creed Bratton of "The... Read More →
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Jordan Thewlis

Jordan Thewlis is a comedian and writer based out of Oakland, California. He's a Daily Contributor to The Onion, and his stand-up has been featured in SF Sketchfest, SF Comic Con, and Oakland Comedy Festival. He's the lead producer of "Don't Tell Comedy" in the East and South Bay... Read More →
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Katie-Ellen Humphries

Katie-Ellen Humphries is a standup comedian, writer and sketch performer originally from Victoria, B.C. whose debut comedy album "Ladyfinger" charted at number #1 on Apple Music (iTunes) in 2020.
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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 →



Thursday February 2, 2023 8:00pm - 9:30pm PST
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm PST

Filipino AF
Asian AF Presents: Filipino AF is a comedy variety show featuring the best Filipino American talent around. Improv, sketch, standup, and even some music and dance. (It's Filipinos after all!) The show started in LA, and we are STOKED to once again bring it to the Bay! With Will Choi, Allyn Pintal, Joy Regullano and more. ($35 Front/Center, $25 Rear/Sides, All Ages)

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Allyn Pintal

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

Joy Regullano is a writer / actor / comedian based in LA who is currently writing on a Disney Plus animated show (TBA). Previously, she wrote on "Jelly," "Ben," and "Pogo" (a PBS Kids web series), a Dreamworks / Netflix animated show (TBA 2022?), the Netflix show "Healing Powers of... Read More →
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Will Choi

Will Choi is an actor/voice actor, best known for his voice-over roles on "BoJack Horseman" (Netflix), "Bob's Burgers" (FOX), "The Casagrandes" (Nickelodeon), "Tokyo Revengers" (HBO Max), and more. He is also the creator of the hit Asian American variety show "Asian AF" in Los Angeles... Read More →



Thursday February 2, 2023 8:00pm - 9:30pm PST
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

9:00pm PST

Mike Lane: Mixed Race Sweetie / Improv All Stars
SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! With Improv-All Stars and Mike Lane: Mixed Race Sweetie, Hosted by Torio Van Grol($22, All Ages)

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Improv All-Stars

The Improv All-Stars are a crew of improvisers who perform long form improv. We love laughs, and we love each other. We love each other so much that we performed every Saturday online in 2020, looking forward the day we could hit the stage together again. The All-Stars are based out... Read More →
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Mike Lane

Mike Lane is an LA based comedian who's recent TV credits include "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Modern Family" and "Mom." With the sketch group BOAT, he has performed at Montreal Just For Laughs, SF Sketchfest, the UCB Theater and was a Comedy Central Comic to Watch. And yes, he did play... Read More →
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Torio Van Grol

Torio Van Grol started stand-up comedy in San Francisco. Torio's debut comedy album "Magic Knees" reached #1 on the Apple comedy charts. He recently performed as part of Comedy Central's Cluster Fest and performs regularly at other comedy festivals, including SF Sketchfest, for the... Read More →



Thursday February 2, 2023 9:00pm - 10:30pm PST
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Friday, February 3
 

7:00pm PST

Studio Sets
The Brava Studio hosts some of the best up and coming stand-up comics hand-picked by the festival for this special series of shows! With Julian Fernandez, Katie-Ellen Humphries, Ben Kolina, Matt Knudsen, Sabeen Sadiq, Jay Shingle, and Ryan Thomas, Hosted by David Nguyen. ($22, All Ages)

Due to a change in his schedule, Jamie Wolf will no longer be appearing. A replacement will be named soon.

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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. Ben spent 5 years as co-producer of a popular weekly comedy showcase at the Night Light in Oakland & currently co-produces... Read More →
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David Nguyen

David Nguyen is a writer and comedian currently writing and comedianing in California's Bay Area. One half of "The Colossal Show," San Jose's premier independent comedy showcase, David is a mainstay both in the local scene and comedy clubs across the state. David is a refreshingly... Read More →
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Jay Shingle

Jay Shingle is a comedy performer, musician, meme creator, and writer living in Oakland, CA via Portland, OR. In his live act he combines stand-up comedy, prop comedy, and music into a mind-bending display of visceral goodness. He has opened for performers like Creed Bratton of "The... Read More →
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Julian Fernandez

Julian Fernandez (They/Them) is a Mexican Indigenous American, born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. Every time Julian hits the stage they bring a unique, interesting, and sometimes unusual perspective with a upbeat and chill energy that delights audiences. Their use of celebrity impressions... Read More →
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Katie-Ellen Humphries

Katie-Ellen Humphries is a standup comedian, writer and sketch performer originally from Victoria, B.C. whose debut comedy album "Ladyfinger" charted at number #1 on Apple Music (iTunes) in 2020.
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Matt Knudsen

Matt Knudsen (Kah-nood-sen) was born in Hawaii, raised in the Mid-west and sailed around the world as a merchant marine. After trips to Europe, Africa and the Far East, he eventually put down his sea bag, picked up a microphone and began performing stand up comedy all across the country.As... Read More →
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Ryan Thomas

Ryan Thomas brings laughs to people all over the country with his unique blend of witty social commentary and hilariously engaging story-telling. Since his first time performing stand-up in San Francisco's historic Haight Ashbury Neighborhood, he quickly gained momentum and was soon... Read More →
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Sabeen Sadiq

Sabeen Sadiq's comedy has been described as whimsically honest and even “I didn't think she'd talk about that” with topics ranging from her Muslim upbringing and family dysfunction, to being related to white people (surprise!!). When she's not changing windshield wipers for an... Read More →



Friday February 3, 2023 7:00pm - 8:30pm PST
Brava Studio 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:00pm PST

Colin Mahan: Himselves, Goldbaby and Strong Male Leads
SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! With Goldbaby, Colin Mahan: Himselves and Strong Male Leads, Hosted by Ali Clayton($22, All Ages)

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Ali Clayton

Ali Clayton is the southern dyslexic pageant kid who grew up to be a gay, cowboy boot lovin comedian. After graduating college (you go girl) she left the south to hone her comedic chops in Chicago. She has been performing comedy for over 10 years and is currently based in Brooklyn... Read More →
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Colin Mahan: Himselves

Bay Area sketch staple Colin Mahan (The Fresh Robots, The Great Difficulties" returns with another solo sketch show featuring his knack for uncanny impressions.
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Goldbaby

We are Goldbaby: sketch comedy, not sketchy comedy. Lush, glamorous, and a hot mess, we are more than just one flavor. As a leading house team at The Pack Theater in Hollywood, Goldbaby is both a love letter to & twist on classic sketch, blending the simple with absurd, sexy with... Read More →
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Strong Male Leads

Brett VerVoort and Franny Harold are best friends and have over 10+ years of sketch and improv comedy experience combined. They've mounted full-length sketch shows under the name "The Real Matthew Lillard," which can only be described as raw, edgy, in-your-face comedy and performance... Read More →



Friday February 3, 2023 7:00pm - 8:30pm PST
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102

7:30pm PST

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Shalewa Sharpe & Sam Tallent
SF Sketchfest presents a pairing from a dozen hand-picked stand-up comedians on the rise: names you might not know now, but will be hearing a lot from soon. With Shalewa Sharpe and Sam Tallent, Hosted by Clara Bijl. ($35 Premium Reserved, $25 General Admission, 18+)

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Clara Bijl

Clara Bijl is an internationally unknown stand-up comedian and writer. Clara grew up in the French Alps and learned English by listening to rap music before attending college in South Carolina, as one does when coming from France. Upon graduation, she moved to New York City to become... Read More →
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Sam Tallent

Known for whip-quick wit and rollicking improvisations, Sam Tallent is one of the sharpest, most original rising talents in comedy today. For the last 10 years, he has performed at least 45 weekends annually across America, Canada and France. Called "the absurd voice of a surreal... Read More →
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Shalewa Sharpe

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



Friday February 3, 2023 7:30pm - 9:00pm PST
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

7:30pm PST

Vanessa Gonzalez / The Latino Comedy Project Presents: “Gentrif*cked!”
Vanessa Gonzalez is originally from Texas and was voted "Best Stand-up Comic" in the Austin Chronicle before her move to Los Angeles. She was a breakout as one of the New Faces of the 2017 Just For Laughs festival in Montreal and subsequently created and starred in a web series called "Ms. Vanessa" for Mas Mejor, a digital platform that is part of Lorne Michael's company Broadway Video. She has been featured on TruTV's "Laff Mobb‚" "Laff Tracks," HBO Latino‚ Entre Nous, and her half-hour "Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents" special premiered on Oct. 18th, 2019.

In “Gentrif*cked” Emmy-nominated sketch troupe The Latino Comedy Project examines the causes and consequences of gentrification as it affects communities across America. The LCP asks: What happens when a community’s piñata shops are demolished and replaced with vegan cat-friendly coffeehouses? When neighborhood flea markets are transformed overnight into luxury condos? When Mexicans are replaced with obsessively dog-walking paddleboard enthusiasts? Through a dynamic mixture of live sketches and original videos, the LCP provides all the hard answers in “Gentrif*cked.” They’re bad. They’re brown. They're The Latino Comedy Project. ($45 Orchestra - Front, $35 Orchestra - Side/Rear, $25 Mezzanine, All Ages)

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Latino Comedy Project

The LCP is an Emmy-nominated multi-cultural multimedia sketch comedy troupe. They're bad. They're brown. They're The Latino Comedy Project.
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Vanessa Gonzalez

Vanessa Gonzalez is originally from Texas and was voted “Best Stand-up Comic” in the Austin Chronicle before her move to Los Angeles. She was a breakout as one of the New Faces of the 2017 Just For Laughs festival in Montreal and subsequently created and starred in a web series... Read More →



Friday February 3, 2023 7:30pm - 9:00pm PST
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:30pm PST

Fake TED Talks
Returning for another round of intellectual inanity, Fake TED Talks are back! TED Talks are influential videos from expert speakers on education, business, science, tech, and creativity. Fake TED Talks are simply hilarious. With all of the bullet points and none of the facts, Eugene Cordero, Jonathan Coulton, Jean Grae, Laser Malena-Webber, Bruce McCulloch, Paul & Storm, and Adam Savage will present a well-rehearsed presentation, live, in the present. ($50 Reserved Front Row Seating, $45 Reserved Premium Seating, $40 General Admission, 18+)

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Adam Savage

Adam Savage has spent his life gathering skills that allow him to take what’s in his brain and make it real. He’s built everything from ancient Buddhas to futuristic weapons, from spaceships to dancing vegetables, from fine art sculptures to animated chocolate — and just about... Read More →
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Bruce McCulloch

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

Eugene is an Actor/Comedian based in Los Angeles, CA. He improvises every week with "The Smokes" at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre LA. Television credits include: “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” “The Good Place,” “Bajillion Dollar Propertie$,” and “Other Space.” Film... Read More →
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Jean Grae

Jean Grae is a modern day polymath you may know from being a critically acclaimed, internationally renowned lyricist, performer, writer and producer. Since like… 25 years ago. She’s only 6 now. What a talent.Maybe you've seen her on “Night Train with Wyatt Cenac,” “Thrilling... Read More →
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Jonathan Coulton

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

Laser Malena-Webber is a writer and performer! They’re best known as half of the Billboard-charting folk-comedy band the Doubleclicks, but also improvise and write in Los Angeles. Laser’s a real nerd and can been seen playing tabletop games on the Geek & Sundry network as well... Read More →
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Paul Sabourin

Paul and Storm (Paul Sabourin and Greg “Storm” DiCostanzo) are known internationally and across the Internet for their original comedy music (often with a “nerd-ish” bent). In addition to their own live performances, they are co-founders of the geek-oriented variety show w00tstock... Read More →
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Storm DiCostanzo

Paul and Storm (Paul Sabourin and Greg “Storm” DiCostanzo) are known internationally and across the Internet for their original comedy music (often with a “nerd-ish” bent). In addition to their own live performances, they are co-founders of the geek-oriented variety show "w00tstock... Read More →



Friday February 3, 2023 7:30pm - 9:00pm PST
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

7:30pm PST

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

Co-presented by Center for Asian American Media.

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Alex Song-Xia

Alex Song-Xia is a queer Chinese Canadian-American writer, actor, and comedian. She has written for TV shows including "Rick and Morty," "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon," and HBO’s "Night of Too Many Stars." As an actor, they can be seen in "The Week Of" (Netflix), starring... Read More →
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Allyn Pintal

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

Dhruv Uday Singh is an actor, filmmaker, improviser, and other things you can just claim to be. He can be seen recurring on TV in shows like "Good Trouble" (Freeform), "On The Verge" (Netflix), "Fantasy Island" (FOX), "Prodigal Son" (FOX), "Single Parents" (NBC), in various movies... Read More →
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Eugene Cordero

Eugene is an Actor/Comedian based in Los Angeles, CA. He improvises every week with "The Smokes" at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre LA. Television credits include: “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” “The Good Place,” “Bajillion Dollar Propertie$,” and “Other Space.” Film... Read More →
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Jason Choi

Jason Choi is a first-generation Korean-Chinese-American who randomly grew to be 6'9. Now a New York-based comedian, he was a recent finalist at the Boston Comedy Festival and New York Comedy Club Fall Invitational and winner of the 2019 Comedy Mob Festival. He's also the 'Angry Sony... Read More →
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Joy Regullano

Joy Regullano is a writer / actor / comedian based in LA who is currently writing on a Disney Plus animated show (TBA). Previously, she wrote on "Jelly," "Ben," and "Pogo" (a PBS Kids web series), a Dreamworks / Netflix animated show (TBA 2022?), the Netflix show "Healing Powers of... Read More →
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Mic Nguyen

Mic Nguyen is a writer, podcaster and stand-up comedian living in Brooklyn. Mic's style of comedy can be best described "pants-oriented.” He has written for McSweeneys, Esquire, and NBC News and has contributed to NPR's "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me"  He’s co-host of the popular... Read More →
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Mike Lane

Mike Lane is an LA based comedian who's recent TV credits include "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Modern Family" and "Mom." With the sketch group BOAT, he has performed at Montreal Just For Laughs, SF Sketchfest, the UCB Theater and was a Comedy Central Comic to Watch. And yes, he did play... Read More →
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Miss Golightly

We're an all Asian American team that have collectively performed in comedy festivals around the country, including SF Sketchfest, Hawaii Comedy Festival, The Comedy Comedy Festival: A Comedy Festival, LA Indie Improv Festival, and the Del Close Marathon. As a unit, our longform improv... Read More →
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Sarah Claspell

Sarah Claspell is an actor, writer, improviser & cat lover living in Los Angeles. She has been featured on tv shows such as "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live!,"and written for "Drunk History," Gizmodo, Ask.com and many live shows at the UCB Theatre. She performs regularly... Read More →
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Will Choi

Will Choi is an actor/voice actor, best known for his voice-over roles on "BoJack Horseman" (Netflix), "Bob's Burgers" (FOX), "The Casagrandes" (Nickelodeon), "Tokyo Revengers" (HBO Max), and more. He is also the creator of the hit Asian American variety show "Asian AF" in Los Angeles... Read More →
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Zahra Ali

Zahra is a nationally touring comedian, writer, and actress. She is also the coolest chick you’ll ever meet and the bestie you never had. Her arsenal of jokes tackle everything from tacos to terrorism to tips on overcoming single life. Zahra has appeared and performed on the Tastemade... Read More →



Friday February 3, 2023 7:30pm - 9:00pm PST
Great Star Theater 636 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

7:30pm PST

Stuff You Should Know
SF Sketchfest proudly welcomes back one of the most successful long-running podcasts in audio history! Stuff You Should Know is the award-winning podcast hosted by Chuck Bryant and Josh Clark and produced by the venerable website HowStuffWorks. If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks, then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered. ($45 Orchestra, $35 Balcony, All Ages)

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Charles W. Chuck Bryant

Charles (Chuck) Bryant co-hosts the "Stuff You Should Know" podcast, a platform he uses to educate the public about common things and how they work. Bryant also writes articles for the site, touching on a potpourri of various subjects. Born in Atlanta in the early 1970s under the... Read More →
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Josh Clark

"Stuff You Should Know" is the award-winning podcast hosted by Chuck Bryant and Josh Clark and produced by the venerable website HowStuffWorks. Twice weekly since 2008, "Stuff You Should Know" has released a mind-addling array of episodes, cracking open the mechanics, history and... Read More →



Friday February 3, 2023 7:30pm - 9:00pm PST
Sydney Goldstein Theater 275 Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

7:30pm PST

Play Date with Puddles, Dave Hill and Steve Agee
The 20th anniversary of Sketchfest calls for a supergroup, and we’ve got one of epic proportions. Puddles Pity Party, Dave Hill and Steve Agee mash-up their super powers of melancholy, metal and non-toxic masculinity for a musical comedy experience that’ll melt your heart and blow your f’n mind! ($50, 21+)

Co-presented by Noise Pop.

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Dave Hill

Dave Hill is a comedian, writer, musician, actor, radio host, and man-about-town originally from Cleveland, Ohio but now living in New York City in a totally sweet apartment with a party deck and everything. Hot chicks come over to hang out and eat cheese plates and stuff with him... Read More →
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Puddles Pity Party

Over the course of the pandemic, with touring cancelled, Puddles holed up in his studio and produced 14 episodes of his “Still Sequestered” show which featured such esteemed guests as Jack Black, Penn Jillette, Howie Mandel, Weird Al, Michael Stipe, Patton Oswalt, Cait O’Riordan... Read More →
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Steve Agee

Steve Agee is an actor, comedian, writer, musician and photographer…he’s still trying to figure out which one he wants to focus on.Recently Steve did motion capture for King Shark in James Gunn’s “The Suicide Squad," as well as playing the character of John Economos, opposite... Read More →



Friday February 3, 2023 7:30pm - 9:00pm PST
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

7:30pm PST

The Crossword Show
Host Zach Sherwin presides as three panelists solve a crossword puzzle live onstage, with everything displayed on a big screen so the crowd can follow the action. The clues work just like the ones in a typical crossword, but they also happen to be rhyming hip-hop lyrics; there's an Across Clues and a Down Clues rap over the course of the show. Each time the panelists get a clue right, Zach launches them and the audience down a rabbit hole inspired somehow by the answer word. There's comedy, music, trivia, and audience quizzes galore! Astonishing connections and surprises abound! There's really nothing like it! With guest solvers Kevin Allison and Kenice Mobley($35 Front/Center, $25 Rear/Sides, All Ages)

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Kenice Mobley

Kenice Mobley is a stand-up comedian and filmmaker based in Brooklyn, New York. Kenice was a host for the VICE News series, "Complexify," and made her TV debut in 2021, performing stand-up on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon." She also worked on the 2020 BET Awards and wrote... Read More →
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Kevin Allison

Kevin Allison is the host and creator of the wildly popular podcast, "RISK!," where people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share in public. After starting from scratch in Kevin’s bedroom in 2009, "RISK!" has grown to have over 2.5 million downloads per month... Read More →
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Zach Sherwin

Zach Sherwin is a Los-Angeles based comedian and musician. His writing for the web series “Epic Rap Battles of History” has received multiple Emmy nominations and Streamy Awards, and the ten Epic Rap Battles in which he’s co-starred have racked up well over half a billion YouTube... Read More →



Friday February 3, 2023 7:30pm - 9:00pm PST
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

8:00pm PST

Comedy Psychos
Comedy Psychos are known for running some of the most unique shows in the Bay Area and are once again coming to Sketchfest!

Comedy Psychos was created by Bay Area comedian, Leiroy Abueg, and is notorious for their epic shows at the backyard of the San Franpsycho clothing shop. These legendary summer events featured live music, local cannabis brands and breweries, and comedy from all over the country. Since the inception of Comedy Psychos, the show has been featured on Comedy Central's Clusterfest, Punch Line, Comedy Day, and various unique venues. The ultimate goal of the show is to bring comedy everywhere!

This year at Sketchfest, you can expect a high energy showcase featuring some of Comedy Psychos' favorite nationally touring comics such as Joel Jimenez from "Kill Tony," Holly Anabel Brown from popular LA show "Salty AF," Chris Riggins form the award winning show "Kick Black Comedy Show," Alyssa Westerlund from Clusterfest, a special appearance by the hit sketch & improv group The Advertising Brothers and your host Leiroy Abueg.

Follow @comedypsychos and @realbruceleiroy for updates and exclusive content leading up to the show. Don't miss out! ($25, All Ages)

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Alyssa Westerlund

High-energy dynamo Alyssa Westerlund is widely recognized as one of the funniest people in the Bay Area. Her sweet, innocent looks belie her wicked sense of humor and spot on delivery. She inspires women and melts men like toy soldiers in the microwave. No topic is off-limits, no... Read More →
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Chris Riggins

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

Holly Brown is a Los Angeles based stand up comedian. Her comedy is bright and bubbly with a twist - she loves to joke about death! She has appeared in viral videos for Funny Or Die, has performed in the Big Pine, Aloha, Plano, Oakland and Palm Springs comedy festivals and was the... Read More →
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Joel Jimenez

Joel Jimenez is an LA based comedian and drummer. He has performed all over the world and is currently the band leader for Roast Battle at The World Famous Comedy Store.
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Leiroy Abueg

Leiroy Abueg is a Filipino-American Comedian from the Bay Area and creator of the popular stand up comedy group, Comedy Psychos. His dry observational humor mixed in with random spirts of high energy comedy has been showcased on Comedy Central’s Clusterfest, Comedy Day, and previous... Read More →
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The Advertising Brothers

The Advertising Brothers is a comedy show about advertising, featuring comedians who happen to work on said advertisements at their professional jobs.In the show we put the client on stage, and throughout we constantly pitch new concepts and campaigns. These take the form of live... Read More →



Friday February 3, 2023 8:00pm - 9:30pm PST
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

8:00pm PST

Funnilingus
Funnilingus is an LA based comedy show featuring all female and non-binary comedians. Hosted by Ellory Smith, Dana Donnelly, Pallavi Gunalan, Funniligus has had comedians from "SNL," "Conan," Just For Laughs and many more! With guests Blair Dawson, Diana Hong, Leah Rudick, Laura Sanders and Atheer Yacoub. ($22, All Ages)

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Atheer Yacoub

Atheer Yacoub is a New York based comedian and writer, whose comedy is inspired by her Palestinian-Muslim upbringing in Alabama. Atheer has a half-hour special on Comedy Central Arabia and has been featured on AXSTV's "Gotham Comedy Live." Atheer has written for the Emmy Award Winning... Read More →
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Blair Dawson

Blair Dawson is a New York City comedian known for the radio program "Making Love With Blair Dawson" and the new podcast It's Genetic. She performs regularly in NYC and tours as a featured act in festivals like the Oak City Comedy Festival and Gilda's LaughFest. Her written work has... Read More →
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Dana Donnelly

Dana Donnelly is a Los Angeles based writer, actress and self proclaimed “crop top comedian.” She most recently wrote on Freeform’s "Everything’s Gonna Be Okay" and can be seen in the upcoming HBO Max show "The Sex Lives of College Girls." Dana regularly performs all over... Read More →
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Diana Hong

Diana Hong is a stand-up comedian based in Los Angeles who is still holding on to her hella NorCal roots. She’s competed in the World Series of Comedy and has performed at the Portland Queer Comedy Festival. She also performs at venues across the United States such as Joker’s... Read More →
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Ellory Smith

Ellory Smith is a two-time Emmy-nominated writer and stand-up comedian. Based in Los Angeles, she currently writes for Adult Swim's "Robot Chicken" and runs the monthly comedy show Funnilingus.
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Laura Sanders

Laura Sanders is a comedian and visual artist who lives in New Orleans. She's told jokes all over the country, recorded an album that debuted number one on the iTunes comedy charts, and created many doodles and videos that she thinks you'll like. She'd love it if you found out more... Read More →
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Leah Rudick

Leah Rudick is a comedian based in Los Angeles. Most recently she performed standup on Comedy Dynamics' "Coming to the Stage" (available on Amazon). Her first standup special, "Everything is Fine!" can be seen on the streaming platform Seed & Spark. Recent comedy festivals include... Read More →
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Pallavi Gunalan

Pallavi Gunalan is a stand-up comedian, improviser, actor, and biomedical engineer. She writes for Lovett or Leave It at Crooked Media, performs stand-up everywhere, and was named a Laugh Factory Fresh Face. She is a co-producer of the stand-up shows "Funnilingus" and "Facial Recognition... Read More →



Friday February 3, 2023 8:00pm - 9:30pm PST
Brava Cabaret 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

9:00pm PST

The Big Boyzzz, Business Casual and Super Black: An Improvised Blaxploitation Film
SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! With The Big Boyzzz, Business Casual and Super Black: An Improvised Blaxploitation Film. ($22, All Ages)

Due to a change in his schedule, Jamie Wolf will no longer be appearing. A replacement host will be named soon.

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Business Casual

Business Casual is a comedy best friendship that's been performing together for six years. They mix clown, improv and sketch together for an unforgettable hour of laughs, blood, sweat and tears. Mostly laughs. Come see what Radio Ha-Ha called a "a beautifully absurd hour of comed... Read More →
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Super Black: An Improvised Blaxploitation Film

Super Black is a supercharged, bad-talking, improvised Blaxploitation film set in the 1970s. This hilarious and campy show draws inspiration from the tropes and characteristics of the Harlem superstuds, the pimps, the private eyes, and the pushers in a celebration of the cult genre... Read More →
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The Big Boyzzz

The Big Boyzzz are an improv duo based in San Francisco and they can do it all by themselves.



Friday February 3, 2023 9:00pm - 10:30pm PST
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102

9:30pm PST

Studio Sets
The Brava Studio hosts some of the best up and coming stand-up comics hand-picked by the festival for this special series of shows! With Tony Camin, Jason Choi, Ali Clayton, Blair Dawson, Robert Omoto, Laura Sanders and Ronn Vigh, Hosted by Janesh Rahlan. ($22, All Ages)

Due to a change in her schedule, Holly Lynnea will no longer be appearing. A replacement will be named soon.

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Ali Clayton

Ali Clayton is the southern dyslexic pageant kid who grew up to be a gay, cowboy boot lovin comedian. After graduating college (you go girl) she left the south to hone her comedic chops in Chicago. She has been performing comedy for over 10 years and is currently based in Brooklyn... Read More →
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Blair Dawson

Blair Dawson is a New York City comedian known for the radio program "Making Love With Blair Dawson" and the new podcast It's Genetic. She performs regularly in NYC and tours as a featured act in festivals like the Oak City Comedy Festival and Gilda's LaughFest. Her written work has... Read More →
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Janesh Rahlan

Janesh Rahlan is a San Francisco based comedian. Born in New Delhi, Janesh moved to the US as a kid and grew up in the South and Midwest. He's performed at clubs such as San Francisco Punch Line and Chicago Laugh Factory and in SF Sketchfest. His comedy touches on his immigrant background... Read More →
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Jason Choi

Jason Choi is a first-generation Korean-Chinese-American who randomly grew to be 6'9. Now a New York-based comedian, he was a recent finalist at the Boston Comedy Festival and New York Comedy Club Fall Invitational and winner of the 2019 Comedy Mob Festival. He's also the 'Angry Sony... Read More →
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Laura Sanders

Laura Sanders is a comedian and visual artist who lives in New Orleans. She's told jokes all over the country, recorded an album that debuted number one on the iTunes comedy charts, and created many doodles and videos that she thinks you'll like. She'd love it if you found out more... Read More →
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Robert Omoto

Robert Omoto is a somewhat small, very loud, Filipino and Japanese man from Sacramento, CA. He recently had a baby boy, to whom he voices his random tangents based on paranoia and over-analyzation to.He’s worked with Bret Ernst, Sarah Tiana, Will Durst, Joey Medina, and Mike Epps... Read More →
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Ronn Vigh

Early in his career, Ronn Vigh's brash attitude and acerbic wit earned him a comparison to a young Joan Rivers by the SF Weekly. It was certainly a fitting comparison as Ronn later became a writer for Rivers on her hit E! Television show "Fashion Police."Ronn regularly performs at... Read More →
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Tony Camin

Tony has appeared on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "Real Time with Bill Maher," and lots of others that have been cancelled. He has performed at the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal as well as the HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, as well as the Melbourne... Read More →



Friday February 3, 2023 9:30pm - 11:00pm PST
Brava Studio 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

9:45pm PST

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Shalewa Sharpe & Sam Tallent
SF Sketchfest presents a pairing from a dozen hand-picked stand-up comedians on the rise: names you might not know now, but will be hearing a lot from soon. With Shalewa Sharpe and Sam Tallent, Hosted by Clara Bijl. ($35 Premium Reserved, $25 General Admission, 18+)

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Clara Bijl

Clara Bijl is an internationally unknown stand-up comedian and writer. Clara grew up in the French Alps and learned English by listening to rap music before attending college in South Carolina, as one does when coming from France. Upon graduation, she moved to New York City to become... Read More →
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Sam Tallent

Known for whip-quick wit and rollicking improvisations, Sam Tallent is one of the sharpest, most original rising talents in comedy today. For the last 10 years, he has performed at least 45 weekends annually across America, Canada and France. Called "the absurd voice of a surreal... Read More →
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Shalewa Sharpe

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



Friday February 3, 2023 9:45pm - 11:15pm PST
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

10:00pm PST

Kwaczala-palooza
Comedian Joe Kwaczala (Comedy Central half-hour, Released a bunch of videos in one day) is visiting San Francisco from Los Angeles and is putting on a one-off show of stand-up and bits featuring his very funny friends. With guests Luke Craig, Dana Donnelly, Alex Falcone, Vanessa Gonzalez, Ellory Smith and Torio Van Grol($25, All Ages)

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Alex Falcone

Hi, friend! I'm Alex, the only comedian and writer living in Los Angeles.I started comedy in Portland, OR where I lived for many years, eventually winning Portland's Funniest Person in 2018 and getting an ice cream flavored named after me by Salt & Straw, which is just one of MANY... Read More →
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Dana Donnelly

Dana Donnelly is a Los Angeles based writer, actress and self proclaimed “crop top comedian.” She most recently wrote on Freeform’s "Everything’s Gonna Be Okay" and can be seen in the upcoming HBO Max show "The Sex Lives of College Girls." Dana regularly performs all over... Read More →
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Ellory Smith

Ellory Smith is a two-time Emmy-nominated writer and stand-up comedian. Based in Los Angeles, she currently writes for Adult Swim's "Robot Chicken" and runs the monthly comedy show Funnilingus.
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Joe Kwaczala

Joe Kwaczala is a Los Angeles-based stand-up who started doing comedy in Chicago but grew up in Pittsburgh. His Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents half-hour special aired in 2019. He's also known for releasing 31 videos in one day, a feat that garnered praise from Vulture and The A.V... Read More →
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Luke Craig

Finalist in the 2019 Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year, London-based comedian Luke Craig draws the audience in with his impeccable wit and stage presence. With topics ranging from his South London upbringing to fatherhood, Craig is surely one to watch out for. "He is a compelling... Read More →
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Torio Van Grol

Torio Van Grol started stand-up comedy in San Francisco. Torio's debut comedy album "Magic Knees" reached #1 on the Apple comedy charts. He recently performed as part of Comedy Central's Cluster Fest and performs regularly at other comedy festivals, including SF Sketchfest, for the... Read More →
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Vanessa Gonzalez

Vanessa Gonzalez is originally from Texas and was voted “Best Stand-up Comic” in the Austin Chronicle before her move to Los Angeles. She was a breakout as one of the New Faces of the 2017 Just For Laughs festival in Montreal and subsequently created and starred in a web series... Read More →



Friday February 3, 2023 10:00pm - 11:30pm PST
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

10:00pm PST

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

Co-presented by Center for Asian American Media.

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Alex Song-Xia

Alex Song-Xia is a queer Chinese Canadian-American writer, actor, and comedian. She has written for TV shows including "Rick and Morty," "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon," and HBO’s "Night of Too Many Stars." As an actor, they can be seen in "The Week Of" (Netflix), starring... Read More →
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Allyn Pintal

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

Dhruv Uday Singh is an actor, filmmaker, improviser, and other things you can just claim to be. He can be seen recurring on TV in shows like "Good Trouble" (Freeform), "On The Verge" (Netflix), "Fantasy Island" (FOX), "Prodigal Son" (FOX), "Single Parents" (NBC), in various movies... Read More →
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Eugene Cordero

Eugene is an Actor/Comedian based in Los Angeles, CA. He improvises every week with "The Smokes" at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre LA. Television credits include: “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” “The Good Place,” “Bajillion Dollar Propertie$,” and “Other Space.” Film... Read More →
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Fizaa Dosani

Fizaa is a stand-up comic, actor, and writer whose recent credits include FX, Netflix, ABC, Bravo, GSN, Youtube Premium, Tastemade Network, and CBS Diversity. She was born and raised in Florida, but eventually escaped. As a comedian, she gives audiences access to her eccentricities... Read More →
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Joy Regullano

Joy Regullano is a writer / actor / comedian based in LA who is currently writing on a Disney Plus animated show (TBA). Previously, she wrote on "Jelly," "Ben," and "Pogo" (a PBS Kids web series), a Dreamworks / Netflix animated show (TBA 2022?), the Netflix show "Healing Powers of... Read More →
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Misha Han

Misha Han was born in Hawaii, and left paradise to pursue his dream of doing stand up comedy in New York City. Only 28 years old, he’s already been featured in the New York Times and had a profile written about him by the Sing Tao Daily. Likeable with a sharp wit, he’s a festival... Read More →
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Miss Golightly

We're an all Asian American team that have collectively performed in comedy festivals around the country, including SF Sketchfest, Hawaii Comedy Festival, The Comedy Comedy Festival: A Comedy Festival, LA Indie Improv Festival, and the Del Close Marathon. As a unit, our longform improv... Read More →
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Pallavi Gunalan

Pallavi Gunalan is a stand-up comedian, improviser, actor, and biomedical engineer. She writes for Lovett or Leave It at Crooked Media, performs stand-up everywhere, and was named a Laugh Factory Fresh Face. She is a co-producer of the stand-up shows "Funnilingus" and "Facial Recognition... Read More →
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Sarah Claspell

Sarah Claspell is an actor, writer, improviser & cat lover living in Los Angeles. She has been featured on tv shows such as "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live!,"and written for "Drunk History," Gizmodo, Ask.com and many live shows at the UCB Theatre. She performs regularly... Read More →
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Will Choi

Will Choi is an actor/voice actor, best known for his voice-over roles on "BoJack Horseman" (Netflix), "Bob's Burgers" (FOX), "The Casagrandes" (Nickelodeon), "Tokyo Revengers" (HBO Max), and more. He is also the creator of the hit Asian American variety show "Asian AF" in Los Angeles... Read More →



Friday February 3, 2023 10:00pm - 11:30pm PST
Great Star Theater 636 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

10:00pm PST

The Improvised Shakespeare Company
Based on one audience suggestion (a title of a show that has never been written), The Improvised Shakespeare Company creates a fully improvised Shakespearean masterpiece right before your eyes. Nothing has been 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! ($40, All Ages)

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The Improvised Shakespeare Company

Based on one audience suggestion (a title of a show that has never been written), The Improvised Shakespeare Company® creates a fully improvised Shakespearean masterpiece right before your eyes. Nothing has been planned out, rehearsed, or written. All of the dialogue is said for... Read More →



Friday February 3, 2023 10:00pm - 11:30pm PST
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:15pm PST

The Setup
The Setup features established comedians from around the country as well as local up-and-coming stars. Their goal is to provide a truly raw alternative experience. San Francisco is known for indulging and incubating the absurd whims, oddities, and genius of the freaks who call it home. Think Lenny Bruce, Robin Williams, Jefferson Airplane. With hosts Abhay and Richard Sarvate, and guests Virginia Jones, Fred Le, Lizzie Martinez, Steven Rogers and Atheer Yacoub. ($22, All Ages)

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Abhay

Abhay Nadkarni is a comedian/writer/producer that moved from South India to South Central Los Angeles for grad school. Dodging bullets en route to grad school armed him with plenty of stories and stand-up was his only catharsis for combating culture shock. His act is an eclectic mix... Read More →
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Atheer Yacoub

Atheer Yacoub is a New York based comedian and writer, whose comedy is inspired by her Palestinian-Muslim upbringing in Alabama. Atheer has a half-hour special on Comedy Central Arabia and has been featured on AXSTV's "Gotham Comedy Live." Atheer has written for the Emmy Award Winning... Read More →
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Fred Le

Fred Le is a comedian based in LA via Vietnam. While living abroad in the country his parents had fled decades prior, Fred produced and performed in stand-up shows around South East Asia and hosted the TV show "Vietnam: A to Z" for VTV International. He is still unsure of whether... Read More →
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Joe Praino

Joe Praino is a comedian, actor and podcast host. Originally from New York, Joe started his standup career in the Big Apple where he quickly became a regular at numerous clubs, as well as hosting his weekly variety show, Miscellaneous, in Brooklyn. An avid surfer, he moved to Los... Read More →
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Lizzie Martinez

Originally from Oakland, California, Lizzie Martinez is a stand-up comedian and writer based in Brooklyn. Her stupid-smart brand of comedy combines subtle observations about the awkwardness of everyday life, tight punchlines, and absurd takes on sex (and other gross stuff!).She is... Read More →
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Richard Sarvate

Richard quit tech to do stand-up. Oops! He started performing in San Francisco in 2011 and now lives in Los Angeles. He talks about his experience as a first-generation Indian immigrant, mental illness, and his time in Silicon Valley.Watching Richard perform is hilariously unpredictable... Read More →
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Steven Rogers

Originally from Syracuse, NY, Steven Rogers is a New York City based comedian who made his national TV debut in 2019 on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" and has been featured in multiple comedy festivals such as Lucy Fest, Rogue Island, and the Limestone Comedy Festival. He also... Read More →
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Virginia Jones

Virginia Jones is an LA-based comedian, actor, and writer. She can be seen on "Portlandia," CNN's "History of Comedy," and on an Australian tap dance infomercial. She has 13,000 followers on TikTok, which she believes to be the most in the world, because math has never been her s... Read More →



Friday February 3, 2023 10:15pm - 11:45pm PST
Brava Cabaret 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:30pm PST

Add to Cart with Kulap Vilaysack and SuChin Pak
Comedian-writer-director Kulap Vilaysack and veteran journalist SuChin Pak’s subversive take on consumerism. Each week, they have honest, revealing (sometimes TMI) conversations about all the big and little things they’re adding to, or removing from, their carts. They decide what’s worth the monetary/emotional investment, and what’s not. From beauty products and health trends, to celebrities and philosophies they’re passionate about, our hosts dig into anything we buy into and what it says about who we are. With guest Fumi Abe($35 Front/Center, $28 Rear/Sides, All Ages)

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Fumi Abe

Fumi Abe is a Japanese-American stand-up comedian/writer based in Los Angeles who recently made his TV debut on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert."He has written for NPR's "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!", was part of the 2020 Comedy Central Digital Creators Program, and is currently... Read More →
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Kulap Vilaysack

Kulap was born in Washington D.C. and raised in Eagan, Minnesota. She is the child of Lao refugees. Her debut documentary, "Origin Story," chronicles a road trip into her complicated past to meet her biological father and understand her mother. Vilaysack was also the creator, showrunner... Read More →
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SuChin Pak

SuChin Pak has been hosting and reporting for TV since she was 16. From teen news programs to covering youth news on KGO-TV (ABC Affiliate, San Francisco), she continued to work in television through college, becoming the youngest host of PBS' longest running science show, "Newton's... Read More →



Friday February 3, 2023 10:30pm - 11:30pm PST
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

10:30pm PST

Fake TED Talks
Returning for another round of intellectual inanity, Fake TED Talks are back! TED Talks are influential videos from expert speakers on education, business, science, tech, and creativity. Fake TED Talks are simply hilarious. With all of the bullet points and none of the facts, Jonathan Coulton, Jean Grae, Travis McElroy, Paul & Storm, Adam Savage, and Shalewa Sharpe will present a well-rehearsed presentation, live, in the present. ($50 Reserved Front Row Seating, $45 Reserved Premium Seating, $40 General Admission, 18+)

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Adam Savage

Adam Savage has spent his life gathering skills that allow him to take what’s in his brain and make it real. He’s built everything from ancient Buddhas to futuristic weapons, from spaceships to dancing vegetables, from fine art sculptures to animated chocolate — and just about... Read More →
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Jean Grae

Jean Grae is a modern day polymath you may know from being a critically acclaimed, internationally renowned lyricist, performer, writer and producer. Since like… 25 years ago. She’s only 6 now. What a talent.Maybe you've seen her on “Night Train with Wyatt Cenac,” “Thrilling... Read More →
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Jonathan Coulton

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

Paul and Storm (Paul Sabourin and Greg “Storm” DiCostanzo) are known internationally and across the Internet for their original comedy music (often with a “nerd-ish” bent). In addition to their own live performances, they are co-founders of the geek-oriented variety show w00tstock... Read More →
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Shalewa Sharpe

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

Paul and Storm (Paul Sabourin and Greg “Storm” DiCostanzo) are known internationally and across the Internet for their original comedy music (often with a “nerd-ish” bent). In addition to their own live performances, they are co-founders of the geek-oriented variety show "w00tstock... Read More →
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Travis McElroy

Travis was born in Huntington, WV and attended the University of Oklahoma where he received his BFA in acting. After graduating, he worked a bunch of retail jobs before eventually being hired as the Technical Director at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company.At the same time as he began... Read More →



Friday February 3, 2023 10:30pm - 11:59pm PST
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

11:00pm PST

A Million Shetland Ponies, Miss Directions and Strong Male Leads
SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! With A Million Shetland Ponies, Miss Directions and Strong Male Leads, Hosted by Ryan Thomas($22, All Ages)

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A Million Shetland Ponies

A Million Shetland Ponies is a two-man musical comedy duo from Brooklyn! Their 100% reverent genre parody has been compared to Flight of the Conchords, Friends Who Folk, and a Wario version of Paul and Storm.Maxwell Q. Maxwell is the band leader. He writes the songs, pens the music... Read More →
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Miss Directions

"The Miss Directions" are a two woman comedy group consisting of Rebekah Kouy-Ghadosh and Gabbie Blachman, forged in the trenches of a UCB class where they cracked each other up and found a comedic kinship. Taking their relationship to the next level, they have written sketches that... Read More →
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Ryan Thomas

Ryan Thomas brings laughs to people all over the country with his unique blend of witty social commentary and hilariously engaging story-telling. Since his first time performing stand-up in San Francisco's historic Haight Ashbury Neighborhood, he quickly gained momentum and was soon... Read More →
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Strong Male Leads

Brett VerVoort and Franny Harold are best friends and have over 10+ years of sketch and improv comedy experience combined. They've mounted full-length sketch shows under the name "The Real Matthew Lillard," which can only be described as raw, edgy, in-your-face comedy and performance... Read More →



Friday February 3, 2023 11:00pm - Saturday February 4, 2023 12:30am PST
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Saturday, February 4
 

4:00pm PST

Bruce and Friend Kevin with Bruce McCulloch and Kevin McDonald
Kids in the Hall members and longtime pals Bruce and “friend Kevin” take to the stage for a very special, one-night-only show with two comedy legends! With Allyson Baker($40 Front/Center, $30 Rear/Sides, All Ages)

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Allyson Baker

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

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

Comedian, actor, writer and director Kevin McDonald founded “The Kids in the Hall” with friend Dave Foley, after they met in Toronto at Second City, and the television series ran from 1988-1995. In the troupe's television series and stage shows, he portrays several popular recurring... Read More →



Saturday February 4, 2023 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

4:00pm PST

"Perfect Strangers" 35th Anniversary
Ready to do the dance of joy? It's been 35 years since Larry and Cousin Balki had us standing tall on the wings of our dreams and we're celebrating with stars Mark-Linn Baker and Bronson Pinchot. Join us for a night of stories and surprises about everyone's favorite TGIF odd couple. ($40 Front/Center, $35 Rear/Sides, All Ages)

Co-presentd by SF IndieFest.

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Bronson Pinchot

Bronson Pinchot was born in New York, raised in Pasadena, and attended Yale on a full scholarship, first being interested in art -- it was during his art studies that he began to pursue acting. Cast in an off-Broadway play soon after his 1981 graduation, Pinchot was seen by a casting... Read More →
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Mark-Linn Baker

Mark Linn-Baker is best known for starring in seven seasons of ABC's ½ hour comedy “Perfect Strangers.” Up next, he will recur in the Marvel Studios/Disney+ series “She-Hulk” opposite Tatiana Maslany and can be seen in the new CBS ½ hour comedy series “Ghosts.” Linn-Baker... Read More →



Saturday February 4, 2023 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Great Star Theater 636 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

7:00pm PST

Studio Sets
The Brava Studio hosts some of the best up and coming stand-up comics hand-picked by the festival for this special series of shows! With Luke Craig, Alex Falcone, Julia Hladkowicz, Virginia Jones, Karthik Lavangu, Matt O'Brien,Leah Rudick and Jessica Michelle Singleton, Hosted by Alyssa Westerlund. ($22, All Ages)

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Alex Falcone

Hi, friend! I'm Alex, the only comedian and writer living in Los Angeles.I started comedy in Portland, OR where I lived for many years, eventually winning Portland's Funniest Person in 2018 and getting an ice cream flavored named after me by Salt & Straw, which is just one of MANY... Read More →
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Alyssa Westerlund

High-energy dynamo Alyssa Westerlund is widely recognized as one of the funniest people in the Bay Area. Her sweet, innocent looks belie her wicked sense of humor and spot on delivery. She inspires women and melts men like toy soldiers in the microwave. No topic is off-limits, no... Read More →
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Jessica Michelle Singleton

Raw and fast-paced, Jessica Michelle Singleton (JMS) has built a stellar reputation with audiences thanks to her high energy, overly honest, dark and dirty performances. Her #1 debut comedy album put her on the map as one of the future greats and since it's release, she's gone on... Read More →
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Julia Hladkowicz

Julia Hladkowicz is a Canadian comedian in LA by way of Toronto. You've seen her on MTV, HBO, TruTV's "Laff Tracks," "Conan," Comedy Central and more. She's a regular at the prestigious Just For Laughs festival in Montreal and just filmed a TV taping for CBC's comedy night in Can... Read More →
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Karthik Lavangu

Karthik Lavangu (@klavangucomic) is an Indian-born stand-up comedian currently based in New York City. Karthik's Mom describes him as "the funniest person I know who also happens to be my son," while his Dad can't wrap his head around why his son wants to talk about feelings and emotions... Read More →
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Leah Rudick

Leah Rudick is a comedian based in Los Angeles. Most recently she performed standup on Comedy Dynamics' "Coming to the Stage" (available on Amazon). Her first standup special, "Everything is Fine!" can be seen on the streaming platform Seed & Spark. Recent comedy festivals include... Read More →
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Luke Craig

Finalist in the 2019 Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year, London-based comedian Luke Craig draws the audience in with his impeccable wit and stage presence. With topics ranging from his South London upbringing to fatherhood, Craig is surely one to watch out for. "He is a compelling... Read More →
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Matt O'Brien

Matt O’Brien has been featured on MTV, Variety, Comedy Network, CBC, "Odd Squad" on PBS, MuchMusic, and SF Sketchfest.He wrote and performed his own hour-long special on The Comedy Network in Canada and in 2017 he performed his third TV gala at the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal.He... Read More →
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Virginia Jones

Virginia Jones is an LA-based comedian, actor, and writer. She can be seen on "Portlandia," CNN's "History of Comedy," and on an Australian tap dance infomercial. She has 13,000 followers on TikTok, which she believes to be the most in the world, because math has never been her s... Read More →



Saturday February 4, 2023 7:00pm - 8:30pm PST
Brava Studio 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:00pm PST

RISK! with Kevin Allison
RISK! is the show where people tell true stories they never thought they'd dare to share in public. Created and hosted by Kevin Allison (MTV's "The State," "Reno 911!," "High Maintenance," etc), the RISK! podcast is downloaded over 1 million times each month and features famous folks and ordinary people sharing the most hilarious, intimate, moving and incredible moments from their lives. Slate.com calls RISK! "Jaw-dropping, hilarious and just plain touching." RISK! came out with a book of the 37 best stories ever shared on the podcast, as well as lots of never-before-heard stories, in summer of 2018, called "RISK! True Stories People Never Thought They'd Dare To Share." Learn more at RISK-show.com. With guests Mary Jo Pehl, Yamaneika Saunders and Shalewa Sharpe and more. ($35, 21+)

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Kevin Allison

Kevin Allison is the host and creator of the wildly popular podcast, "RISK!," where people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share in public. After starting from scratch in Kevin’s bedroom in 2009, "RISK!" has grown to have over 2.5 million downloads per month... Read More →
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Mary Jo Pehl

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

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

Yamaneika Saunders is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actor known for her work as a panelist on "The Meredith Vierira Show" and lead roles on Oxygen’s "Funny Girls" and Comedy Central’s "In Security." Yam has appeared on HBO’s "Crashing," truTV’s "Comedy Knockout" and "Laff... Read More →



Saturday February 4, 2023 7:00pm - 8:30pm PST
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

7:00pm PST

Linda Hollywood's Big Hollywood Night, Model Minority Report and Super Black: An Improvised Blaxploitation Film
SF Sketchfest is proud to present a series of shows with some of the best emerging sketch, improv, solo and musical comedy acts from throughout the country and North America! With Kylie Brakeman presents: Linda Hollywood's Big Hollywood Night, Model Minority Report and Super Black: An Improvised Blaxploitation Film, Hosted by Joe Praino. ($22, All Ages)

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Joe Praino

Joe Praino is a comedian, actor and podcast host. Originally from New York, Joe started his standup career in the Big Apple where he quickly became a regular at numerous clubs, as well as hosting his weekly variety show, Miscellaneous, in Brooklyn. An avid surfer, he moved to Los... Read More →
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Kylie Brakeman presents: Linda Hollywood's Big Hollywood Night

Kylie Brakeman is a comedian known for her viral comedy videos, with over 400k followers across all platforms. She was recently named to the New York Times' Great Performers List, and currently writes for "The Kids Tonight Show" on Peacock. She has previously written and performed... Read More →
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Model Minority Report

Hella Asian. Completely Unhinged.Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Indian, and... Other...By our powers combined we are Model Minority Report, the Bay's All-Asian Sketch Comedy Troupe! Made up of only the finest selection of comics & writers from the world's most reductive ethnic group... Read More →
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Super Black: An Improvised Blaxploitation Film

Super Black is a supercharged, bad-talking, improvised Blaxploitation film set in the 1970s. This hilarious and campy show draws inspiration from the tropes and characteristics of the Harlem superstuds, the pimps, the private eyes, and the pushers in a celebration of the cult genre... Read More →



Saturday February 4, 2023 7:00pm - 8:30pm PST
PianoFight Second Stage 144 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102

7:30pm PST

Dinosaur Improv
Reuniting friends and improvisers from the famed-and-former Facebook Improv show, these improv veterans are SF Sketchfest longtime staples! With Owen Burke, Chad Carter, Rob Huebel, Jason Mantzoukas, Seth Morris, Charlie Sanders and Paul Scheer. ($50 Front/Center, $40 Rear/Sides, All Ages)

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Chad Carter

Chad Carter is a writer and improviser based in LA. He has written/produced for "The Daily Show," Funny or Die, and most recently the "Detour" on TBS. Chad Carter is a trained physicist.
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Charlie Sanders

Charlie Sanders was born and raised on the mean streets of St. Paul, Minnesota. After becoming a regular performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City, he frequently appeared on "Late Night with Conan O’Brien." He moved to Los Angeles in 2009 and bought a Ford... Read More →
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Jason Mantzoukas

Writer, actor, and producer Jason Mantzoukas is in high demand both on and off-screen due to his notorious improv style and impeccable comedic timing.On-screen, Jason can be seen opposite comedy giants Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler in the dysfunctional family comedy “The House... Read More →
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Owen Burke

Owen Burke started on his improvisational and sketch path under the direction of the UCB in New York City. Since studying with them, Owen has written, directed, and performed in many shows at the UCB Theatre and served as the theater's Artistic Director. Owen now resides in Los Angeles... Read More →
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Paul Scheer

Paul Scheer is a SAG Award-winning actor, writer and director who has established himself as one of today’s go-to comedic actors in film and television. He recently appeared in the Oscar-nominated A24 film "The Disaster Artist." On film, Scheer will next be seen alongside Chance... Read More →
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Rob Huebel

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

Seth Morris is an actor and writer what lives in LA. He's written for Funny Or Die, "Children's Hospital," "The Eric Andre Show" and "Kroll Show." He's acted in "Kroll Show," "Parks and Recreation," "Broad City" and "Comedy Bang Bang."



Saturday February 4, 2023 7:30pm - 9:00pm PST
Great Star Theater 636 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

7:30pm PST

Yo, Is This Racist?
Tawny Newsome and Andrew Ti host the funny and insightful show "Yo, is this Racist?" WAIT WHERE ARE YOU GOING! I know, it sounds scary, but it's not! Tawny and Andrew answer listener-submitted voicemails about racisms big and small, and these days, business is brisk! Occasionally they're joined by special guests, who range from comedians like Nicole Byer and Roy Wood Jr, to politicians like Nithya Raman, and Ted Lieu. The show is meant to be cathartic for people of color, and "shit-you-should-know-but-we'll-tell-you-anyway" for white people. Subscribe now wherever you get pods! If you'd like to support them further, check out their independent subscription site: suboptimalpods.com where you'll find premium shows like 'Yo, Can We Live" which is the racism antidote show, along with other limited series, movie and anime watchalongs and more! With guests Mohanad Elshieky and Jean Grae. ($40 Reserved Front Row Seating, $35 Reserved Premium Seating, $30 General Admission, 18+)

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Andrew Ti

Andrew Ti is a writer who's currently writing on "That 90's Show" on Netflix. His writing has also appeared in Esquire, Grantland, Deadspin, as well as writing for TV on ABC’s "Mixed-ish" and Adult Swim’s "Robot Chicken."
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Jean Grae

Jean Grae is a modern day polymath you may know from being a critically acclaimed, internationally renowned lyricist, performer, writer and producer. Since like… 25 years ago. She’s only 6 now. What a talent.Maybe you've seen her on “Night Train with Wyatt Cenac,” “Thrilling... Read More →
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Mohanad Elshieky

Mohanad Elshieky is a New York based comedian who made his national TV debut on "Conan," has been featured on Comedy Central, and has toured with Pop Up Magazine. He is a co-host of the new Lemonada podcast, "I'm Sorry," where each week the hosts unravel the latest and greatest in... Read More →
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Tawny Newsome

Tawny Newsome can currently be seen in the Kevin Hart and Wesley Snipes limited series for Netflix “True Story.” Up next is the second season of “Space Force,” also on Netflix.  She voices “Ensign Beckett Mariner” on the animated series “Star Trek: Lower Decks” for... Read More →



Saturday February 4, 2023 7:30pm - 9:00pm PST
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

7:30pm PST

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Fumi Abe & Joyelle Nicole Johnson
SF Sketchfest presents a pairing from a dozen hand-picked stand-up comedians on the rise: names you might not know now, but will be hearing a lot from soon. With Fumi Abe and Joyelle Nicole Johnson, Hosted by Ronn Vigh($35 Premium Reserved, $25 General Admission, 18+)

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Fumi Abe

Fumi Abe is a Japanese-American stand-up comedian/writer based in Los Angeles who recently made his TV debut on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert."He has written for NPR's "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!", was part of the 2020 Comedy Central Digital Creators Program, and is currently... Read More →
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Joyelle Nicole Johnson

Joyelle Nicole Johnson is a comedian and writer who brings joy to the stage. Joyelle made her network TV debut on "Late Night with Seth Meyers" and more recently performed on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon." Next month, she will record her first stand-up special for Peacock... Read More →
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Ronn Vigh

Early in his career, Ronn Vigh's brash attitude and acerbic wit earned him a comparison to a young Joan Rivers by the SF Weekly. It was certainly a fitting comparison as Ronn later became a writer for Rivers on her hit E! Television show "Fashion Police."Ronn regularly performs at... Read More →



Saturday February 4, 2023 7:30pm - 9:00pm PST
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

7:30pm PST

Judge John Hodgman, with John Hodgman and Jesse Thorn
Join friends of the fest, best-selling author and self-appointed judge John Hodgman, and bailiff Jesse Thorn, as they listen to real-life disputes and weigh in on such pressing issues as "Is chili a soup or a stew?" Judge John Hodgman is a beloved podcast and consistently one of the liveliest shows at SF Sketchfest. We're thrilled to bring back this festival favorite for our 20th anniversary! ($50 Orchestra - Front, $40 Orchestra Rear/Loge, $30 Balcony, All Ages)

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Jesse Thorn

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

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



Saturday February 4, 2023 7:30pm - 9:00pm PST
Sydney Goldstein Theater 275 Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

7:30pm PST

The Improvised Shakespeare Company
Based on one audience suggestion (a title of a show that has never been written), The Improvised Shakespeare Company creates a fully improvised Shakespearean masterpiece right before your eyes. Nothing has been 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! ($40, All Ages)

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The Improvised Shakespeare Company

Based on one audience suggestion (a title of a show that has never been written), The Improvised Shakespeare Company® creates a fully improvised Shakespearean masterpiece right before your eyes. Nothing has been planned out, rehearsed, or written. All of the dialogue is said for... Read More →



Saturday February 4, 2023 7:30pm - 9:00pm PST
Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110