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SF Sketchfest returns January 20 - February 5, 2023!

SF Sketchfest has been rescheduled for January 20 through February 5, 2023. The vast majority of existing shows will still be presented at the festival. While we’re disappointed to spend another year apart, the health and safety of our audience, performers, and staff comes first. Due to venue availability, 2023 is the earliest we can present the festival as planned, but we can’t wait to safely laugh along with you then!

All ticket holders will be contacted directly as soon as possible with more information. Please hang on to your tickets as we reach out to each and every ticket holder as soon as we can! Thank you for your patience while we’ve been working to reschedule these shows. We are beyond grateful for your support.

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Tuesday, January 11
 

8:00pm PST

The Charm Offensive
Check out San Francisco's hit comedy show The Charm Offensive at the world famous Punch Line Comedy Club. Each show features amazing comedians, up-and-comers with national touring headliners (Conan, Fallon, Kimmel.) Hosted by Paco Romane, with guests Julie Ash, Dro Knows, Haley Hoffmeister, Sureni Weerasekera, Marcus Williams and Feel Woods.​​​​ ($26 Premium Reserved, $18 General Admission, 18+)

Artists
avatar for Dro Knows

Dro Knows

Dro Knows, or as the Feds refer to him, Alejandro Ochoa, is a San Francisco based stand up comedian. His high energy and goofy punchlines have won over crowds across America. Ochoa is a paid regular at both the San Francisco and Sacramento Punch Line as well as Cobb's and has worked... Read More →
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Feel Woods

Feel Woods is  not ashamed to admit that he's a stuttering comedian straight out the streets of Oakland, California. Perhaps the only one. His self deprecating stories and tales on growing up in inner city Oakland has earned him a spot at Comedy Central's Clusterfest and also a performer... Read More →
avatar for Haley Hoffmeister

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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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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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 →
avatar for Paco Romane

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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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 →



Tuesday January 11, 2022 8:00pm - 9:30pm PST
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
 
Tuesday, January 18
 

8:00pm PST

Rifftastic: The All Crowd-Work & Riffing Show
Joe Klocek brings his all crowd-work stand-up show to SF Sketchfest! Featuring guest comics Becky Lynn, Chad Opitz, Sureni Weerasekera, and host Tony Camin. ($26 Premium Reserved, $18 General Admission, 18+)

Artists
avatar for Becky Lynn

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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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 →
avatar for Joe Klocek

Joe Klocek

Joe is a square peg in a round hole sort of guy. Raised a midwesterner, so he has manners, but living in San Francisco for 20 years, so he thinks he's better than you.
Joe does two things great- tells stories and talks to the crowd.Joe had a two month "comic in residency" at the... Read More →
avatar for Sureni Weerasekera

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 →
avatar for Tony Camin

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 →



Tuesday January 18, 2022 8:00pm - 9:30pm PST
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
 
Sunday, January 23
 

7:30pm PST

Everybody Loves Will Durst: A Benefit Show
Beloved comedy legend Will Durst needs our help as he continues to recover from a stroke. Join some of our favorite comedians as we celebrate Will with a lot of laughs while raising money for his recovery. With Clara Bijl, Larry "Bubbles" Brown, Tony Camin, Arthur Gaus, Nato Green, Joe Klocek, Dhaya Lakshminarayanan, Michael MeehanDan St. Paul, Johnny Steele and more. ($40 Reserved Front Row Seating, $35 Reserved Premium Seating, $25 General Admission, 18+)

Please note, Will Durst is not appearing on this show.

Artists
avatar for Arthur Gaus

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 →
avatar for Clara Bijl

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 →
avatar for Dan St. Paul

Dan St. Paul

Dan St. Paul has been chronicling his life on stage for 30 years. After turning fifty, he discovered his body changing (“I’m a cylinder now. I can wear a belt anywhere on my body.”), his memory faulty (“I have eight pair of reading glasses and I have no idea where they are... Read More →
avatar for Dhaya Lakshminarayanan

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 →
avatar for Joe Klocek

Joe Klocek

Joe is a square peg in a round hole sort of guy. Raised a midwesterner, so he has manners, but living in San Francisco for 20 years, so he thinks he's better than you.
Joe does two things great- tells stories and talks to the crowd.Joe had a two month "comic in residency" at the... Read More →
avatar for Johnny Steele

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 →
avatar for Larry Bubbles Brown

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 →
avatar for Michael Meehan

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 →
avatar for Nato Green

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 →
avatar for Tony Camin

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 →


Sunday January 23, 2022 7:30pm - 9:00pm PST
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133
 
Friday, January 20
 

7:00pm PST

Studio Sets [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 20, 2023

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
avatar for Ally Taylor

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 →
avatar for Baruch Porras Hernandez

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 →
avatar for Dan Weber

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 →
avatar for Ivy Vasquez

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.
avatar for Jeena Bloom

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.
avatar for Nick Skardarasy

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 →
avatar for Sean Keane

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 →
avatar for Tyler Jackson

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 →
avatar for Veronica Kwiatkowski

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

7:30pm PST

Atsuko & Friends [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 20, 2023

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 →
avatar for Michael Ian Black

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 →
avatar for Sydnee Washington

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 [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 20, 2023

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
avatar for Blair Socci

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 →
avatar for Phil Griffiths

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

8:00pm PST

The Old School Comedy Masters [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 20, 2023

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
avatar for Johnny Steele

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 →
avatar for Larry Bubbles Brown

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 →
avatar for Michael Meehan

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

9:30pm PST

Studio Sets [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 20, 2023

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
avatar for Emily Walsh

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 →
avatar for Erick Hellwig

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 →
avatar for Jake Mattera

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 →
avatar for Jesse Hett

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 →
avatar for Kari Burt

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 →
avatar for Mateen Stewart

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.
avatar for Peet Guercio

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 →
avatar for Samantha Gilweit

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 [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 20, 2023

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
avatar for Blair Socci

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 →
avatar for Phil Griffiths

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 →
avatar for Will Miles

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

10:15pm PST

Lady to Lady and Ladyfriends [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 20, 2023

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)

Artists
avatar for Alyssa Al-Dookhi

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 →
avatar for Babs Gray

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 →
avatar for Brandie Posey

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 →
avatar for JoAnn Schinderle

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 →
avatar for Tess Barker

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 →
avatar for Veronica Kwiatkowski

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

Killer Lineup [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 20, 2023

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+)

Artists
avatar for Chris Garcia

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 →
avatar for Kate Willett

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
 
Saturday, January 21
 

7:00pm PST

Studio Sets [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 21, 2023

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)

Artists
avatar for Alex Price

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 →
avatar for Alyssa Al-Dookhi

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 →
avatar for Ja-Ron Young

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

7:30pm PST

Sasheer Zamata [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 21, 2023

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 [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 21, 2023

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

8:00pm PST

Resistance is Fertile [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 21, 2023

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

9:30pm PST

Jay Jurden & Peter Smith [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 21, 2023

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

9:45pm PST

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Mike Drucker & Nori Reed [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 21, 2023

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

Joel Kim Booster's The Joy F*ck Club [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 21, 2023

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

10:15pm PST

Femmes The Rules [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 21, 2023

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
 
Sunday, January 22
 

7:30pm PST

Todd Barry: 2023 Stadium Tour [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 22, 2023

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
 
Wednesday, January 25
 

7:00pm PST

Comedy Baseball [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 25, 2023

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
 
Thursday, January 26
 

8:00pm PST

Locals Only! [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 26, 2023

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 [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 26, 2023

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 [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 26, 2023

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
 
Friday, January 27
 

7:00pm PST

Studio Sets [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 27, 2023

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)

Artists
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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

7:30pm PST

River Butcher [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 27, 2023

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.

Artists
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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 [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 27, 2023

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+)

Artists
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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

8:00pm PST

DOPE SHOW: Barely Legal [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 27, 2023

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)

Artists
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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

9:30pm PST

Studio Sets [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 27, 2023

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)

Artists
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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 [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 27, 2023

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+)

Artists
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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

10:15pm PST

Diversity Hires [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 27, 2023

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)

Artists
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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 [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 27, 2023

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)

Artists
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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
 
Saturday, January 28
 

4:00pm PST

The 6 Year Anniversary of the 10 Year Anniversary of the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival [NEW DATE!]
NEW DATE: JANUARY 28, 2023

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 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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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

7:00pm PST

Studio Sets [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 28, 2023

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)

Artists
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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

7:30pm PST

Janeane Garofalo [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 28, 2023

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 [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 28, 2023

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

8:00pm PST

Everything's Great! [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 28, 2023

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 [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 28, 2023

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 [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 28, 2023

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

9:30pm PST

Cosplay Comedy [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 28, 2023

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

9:45pm PST

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Johnny Pemberton & Jenny Yang [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 28, 2023

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

10:15pm PST

Donde Esta Mi Comedy? [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 28, 2023

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

Killer Lineup [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 28, 2023

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
 
Sunday, January 29
 

8:00pm PST

Shane Torres [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 29, 2023

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 [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: JANUARY 29, 2023

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
 
Wednesday, February 1
 

8:00pm PST

Locals Only! [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: FEBRUARY 1, 2023

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
 
Thursday, February 2
 

8:00pm PST

SF Sketchfest Threesome [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: FEBRUARY 2, 2023

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 [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: FEBRUARY 2, 2023

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
 
Friday, February 3
 

7:00pm PST

Studio Sets [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: FEBRUARY 3, 2023

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, Ryan Thomas and Jamie Wolf, Hosted by David Nguyen. ($22, All Ages)

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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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Jamie Wolf

At the age of 22 Jamie was named a Comic to Watch at the 2019 New York Comedy Festival. Earlier that same year, Jamie won the prestigious Philly’s Phunniest competition at Helium Comedy Club in Philadelphia. In 2021 he was accepted into Limestone Comedy Festival. His comedy focuses... 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

7:30pm PST

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Shalewa Sharpe & Sam Tallent [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: FEBRUARY 3, 2023

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+)

Artists
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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!” [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: FEBRUARY 3, 2023

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

8:00pm PST

Comedy Psychos [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: FEBRUARY 3, 2023

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)

Artists
avatar for Alyssa Westerlund

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 [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: FEBRUARY 3, 2023

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)

Artists
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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

9:30pm PST

Studio Sets [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: FEBRUARY 3, 2023

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, Holly Lynnea, Robert Omoto, Laura Sanders and Ronn Vigh, Hosted by Janesh Rahlan. ($22, All Ages)

Artists
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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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Holly Lynnea

From Louisville, the savagely funny Holly Lynnea brings a biting wit and steely-eyed confidence honed over years in the game. She can be seen in "StandUp Nashville" on the Peacock Network, Kevin Hart's Laugh Out Loud Network show, "You Look Like," and FOX's "Laughs TV." She regularly... 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 [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: FEBRUARY 3, 2023

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+)

Artists
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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 [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: FEBRUARY 3, 2023

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)

Artists
avatar for Alex Falcone

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

10:15pm PST

The Setup [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: FEBRUARY 3, 2023

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)

Artists
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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
 
Saturday, February 4
 

7:00pm PST

Studio Sets [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: FEBRUARY 4, 2023

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)

Artists
avatar for Alex Falcone

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 →
avatar for Alyssa Westerlund

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 →
avatar for Julia Hladkowicz

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 →
avatar for Leah Rudick

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 →
avatar for Virginia Jones

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

7:30pm PST

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Fumi Abe & Joyelle Nicole Johnson [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: FEBRUARY 4, 2023

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+)

Artists
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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

8:00pm PST

Facial Recognition Comedy [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: FEBRUARY 4, 2023

Facial Recognition Comedy is a nationally touring stand-up show, weekly podcast, and expanding comedy brand featuring female-identifying performers of South Asian descent. Our goal is to showcase the vast diversity within our demographic and combat tokenism. We are here to dispel the Hollywood myth that there can only be one type of minority entertainer per project. Basically, this show was created to let everyone know that we are NOT the same person!

In 2018, Facial Recognition Comedy was listed as one of New York Times' top 5 shows to see at the 2018 New York Comedy Festival, and has been featured in Vulture and Splitsider. In 2019, Facial Recognition Comedy was featured in VoyageLA and Daily Beast. We've sold out shows in Los Angeles, New York City, Houston, San Francisco, and San Diego, and sold out our SF Sketchfest shows two years in a row! Past performers have included Aparna Nancherla and Russell Peters guest-hosting. The weekly Facial Recognition Comedy podcast is available on iTunes, Spotify, SoundCloud, Google Play, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, PlayerFM, and Spreaker, with a new episode every Tuesday. Check out our calendar for upcoming shows and events! With Zahra Ali, Fizaa Dosani, Reem Edan, Pallavi Gunalan, Zahra Noorbakhsh and more. ($25, All Ages)

Artists
avatar for Fizaa Dosani

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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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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Reem Edan

Reem Edan is an Iraqi-American comedian, award-winning writer and content creator. She has performed at venues and universities across the US, Europe, Japan and Middle East, and opened for comics including Iliza Schlesinger and Arsenio Hall. Reem has acted in several viral content... 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 →
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Zahra Noorbakhsh

Zahra Noorbakhsh is a writer, director, and comedian. Her podcast "#GoodMuslimBadMuslim" was deemed a “must listen” by O, The Oprah Magazine and was invited to the Obama Whitehouse to record an episode. Her solo show, “All Atheists Are Muslim” was directed by W. Kamau Bell... Read More →



Saturday February 4, 2023 8:00pm - 9:30pm PST
Brava Cabaret 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

9:30pm PST

Interruption Show with Dalia Malek [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: FEBRUARY 4, 2023

Interruption Show is the stand-up comedy show where comedian Dalia Malek (BBC, SF Sketchfest, Edinburgh Fringe Festival) & rotating guest co-hosts interrupt comedians mid-performance to ask burning questions, find out what happened next, & dig for backstories behind jokes.

Interruption Show is a sell-out show & comedy festival favorite that has appeared regularly in LA, San Diego, & the SF Bay Area as a part of the monthly Oakland First Fridays festival. It has traveled to SF Sketchfest in San Francisco, the Ha Ha Harvest Comedy Festival in Portland, & the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland.

Come see why both audiences & comedians keep coming back to Interruption Show. No two shows are alike! With guests Alex Falcone, Matt Knudsen, Holly Lynnea, Mic Nguyen, Chad Opitz and Jessica Michelle Singleton. ($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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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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Dalia Malek

Dalia Malek is an Egyptian-American comedian who started comedy in London, UK and tours internationally, performing at major clubs, theaters, and festivals all over the world. Her stand-up was broadcast on BBC, and she has performed at the Brighton Fringe Festival, Reading Comedy... Read More →
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Holly Lynnea

From Louisville, the savagely funny Holly Lynnea brings a biting wit and steely-eyed confidence honed over years in the game. She can be seen in "StandUp Nashville" on the Peacock Network, Kevin Hart's Laugh Out Loud Network show, "You Look Like," and FOX's "Laughs TV." She regularly... 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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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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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 →



Saturday February 4, 2023 9:30pm - 11:00pm PST
Brava Studio 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

9:45pm PST

SF Sketchfest Dozen: Fumi Abe & Joyelle Nicole Johnson [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: FEBRUARY 4, 2023

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

10:15pm PST

Facial Recognition Comedy [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: FEBRUARY 4, 2023

Facial Recognition Comedy is a nationally touring stand-up show, weekly podcast, and expanding comedy brand featuring female-identifying performers of South Asian descent. Our goal is to showcase the vast diversity within our demographic and combat tokenism. We are here to dispel the Hollywood myth that there can only be one type of minority entertainer per project. Basically, this show was created to let everyone know that we are NOT the same person!

In 2018, Facial Recognition Comedy was listed as one of New York Times' top 5 shows to see at the 2018 New York Comedy Festival, and has been featured in Vulture and Splitsider. In 2019, Facial Recognition Comedy was featured in VoyageLA and Daily Beast. We've sold out shows in Los Angeles, New York City, Houston, San Francisco, and San Diego, and sold out our SF Sketchfest shows two years in a row! Past performers have included Aparna Nancherla and Russell Peters guest-hosting. The weekly Facial Recognition Comedy podcast is available on iTunes, Spotify, SoundCloud, Google Play, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, PlayerFM, and Spreaker, with a new episode every Tuesday. Check out our calendar for upcoming shows and events! With Zahra Ali, Fizza Dosani, Pallavi GunalanYamini NambimadomSabeen Sadiq and more, Hosted by Dauood Naimyar. ($25, 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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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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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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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 →
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Yamini Nambimadom

Yamini Nambimadom is a comedian, writer, and performer from Southern California. She began her comedy career at fourteen, doing improv with the ComedySportz LA High School League. In college, she wrote & performed sketch and improv with Off Off Campus at the University of Chicago... 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 →



Saturday February 4, 2023 10:15pm - 11:45pm PST
Brava Cabaret 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

10:30pm PST

Killer Lineup [NEW DATE!]
NEW SHOW DATE: FEBRUARY 4, 2023

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 Mohanad Elshieky, Joe Kwaczala, Orlando Leyba, Kenice Mobley and Yamaneika Saunders, Hosted by Laura Sanders. ($45 Reserved Front Row Seating, $35 Reserved Premium Seating, $25 General Admission, 18+)

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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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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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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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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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Orlando Leyba

Orlando Leyba is stand up comedian who connects with all audiences through his unique life experience, and perspective. Orlando has a knack for finding humor in just about anything that crosses his path. With his animated demeanor, Orlando entertains audiences through his dynamic... 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 10:30pm - 11:59pm PST
Cobb's Comedy Club 915 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133