SF SKETCHFEST PRESENTED BY AUDIBLE ANNOUNCES FESTIVAL LINEUP – ROUND THREE

“WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC, RHETT MILLER, BOBBY MOYNIHAN, BRENT WEINBACH, HEATHER MATARAZZO & MORE ADDED TO 2019 COMEDY FESTIVAL

TICKETS FOR ALL SHOWS NOW ON SALE AT sfsketchfest.com

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 “Comedy’s best and brightest” – SF WEEKLY

“Eclectic, surprising and star-filled” – SF CHRONICLE

“In the pantheon of comedy festivals, SF Sketchfest is one of the GOAT’s” – THE INTERROBANG

SF SKETCHFEST PRESENTED BY AUDIBLE announces even more additions to the lineup for the 18th annual San Francisco Comedy Festival January 10-27. The 17-day festival features over 200 shows with major comedy stars and the best up-and-coming comedians from around the world performing in venues across the city bringing non-stop entertainment including sketch, stand-up, alternative comedy, music, improv, films, tributes, live podcasts, storytelling, family shows, workshops, panels – and more. Tickets for all shows now on sale at: sfsketchfest.com

JUST ADDED:

  • Cartoon Network’s “We Bare Bears” IRL in the Bay Area with voice talents Bobby Moynihan (Panda) and Eric Edelstein (Grizz), creator Daniel Chong, and creative director Lauren Sassen

  • Wheels Off with Rhett Miller, special guest Dave Hill – and more

  • Brent Weinbach with Max & Nicky: A Very Weinbach Opening Night

  • “Weird Al” Yankovic and Lucy Davis join the cast of Audible’s “The Pole Vault Championship of the Entire Universe”

  • Heather Matarazzo joins the Peaches Christ Roast

  • Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist (third show added)

Previously announced performers at SF Sketchfest 2019 presented by Audible include: Carol Burnett, Margaret Cho, W. Kamau Bell,  Julie Klausner, Bruce Campbell, Bill Plympton, “Best In Show”, “Superstore”, Tony Hale, Felicia Day, Peaches Christ, The Milk Carton Kids, Paul Scheer, Busy Philipps, David Cross, Big Terrific with Jenny Slate, Gabe Liedman & Max Silvestri, John Hodgman, Paul F. Tompkins, Janeane Garofalo, Wajattta Featuring Reggie Watts & John Tejada, Wayne Brady, Michael Ian Black, Todd Barry, Sasheer Zamata, Peter Riegert, Hope Davis, Dana Gould, Jon Glaser,, Simon Helberg, Grace Helbig, Mamrie Hart, On Cinema Live, Doug Benson, Natasha Leggero, Moshe Kasher, Adam Savage, Jen Kirkman, “West Wing Weekly”, Aparna Nancherla, Lauren Lapkus, Martha Kelly, Mary Lynn Rajskub, “Schitt’s Creek”, Gustafer Yellowgold, Kevin Pollak, Laraine Newman, The Kondabolu Brothers, Jimmy Pardo, Upright Citizens Brigade, “Futurama”, “I’m Sorry”, Rifftrax — and much, much more.

 Find the SF Sketchfest 2019 schedule at: www.sfsketchfest.com
Lineups are subject to change.

Read on below for more lineup details.


SF SKETCHFEST PRESENTED BY AUDIBLE ANNOUNCES FESTIVAL LINEUP – ROUND TWO

TICKETS FOR ALL PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED SHOWS NOW ON SALE @ sfsketchfest.com

TICKETS FOR ROUND TWO SHOWS GO ON SALE FRIDAY 10:00 aM PT/1:00 PM ET @ sfsketchfest.com

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 “Comedy’s best and brightest” – SF WEEKLY

“Eclectic, surprising and star-filled” – SF CHRONICLE

“In the pantheon of comedy festivals, SF Sketchfest is one of the GOAT’s” – THE INTERROBANG

SF SKETCHFEST PRESENTED BY AUDIBLE announces additions to the lineup for the 18th Annual San Francisco Comedy Festival, January 10-27, 2019. The 17-day festival of more than 200 shows features major comedy stars and the best up-and-coming comedians from around the world performing in venues across the city bringing non-stop entertainment including sketch, stand-up, alternative comedy, music, improv, films, tributes, live podcasts, storytelling, family shows, workshops, panels — and more.

Tickets for all previously announced shows NOW ON SALE at: sfsketchfest.com
Round Two shows GO ON SALE this Friday @ 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET at: sfsketchfest.com

JUST ADDED:

  • Four Kids, One Dumb Night: SF Sketchfest celebrates the 35th Anniversary of The Kids in the Hall and the release of author Paul Myers’ new biography, Kids in the Hall: One Dumb Guy. Dave Foley, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney, and Scott Thompson join Paul Myers for a conversation about the group’s beginnings, followed by a screening of their cult classic film “Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy”.

  • Puddles Pity Party: The ‘Sad Clown with the Golden Voice’ brings heartfelt anthems and a suitcase full of Kleenex for a show peppered with a brilliant sense of the absurd, mixing lots of humor with the awkward, tender moments. 

  • “Crashing” Live! with Pete Holmes, Judd Apatow, and Madeline Wise: An in-depth and hilarious conversation plus a few surprises with the team behind HBO’s hit show “Crashing”.

  • An Evening with Baroness Von Sketch: Spend an evening with Aurora Browne, Meredith MacNeill, and Jennifer Whalen, members of the award-winning CBC/IFC series “Baroness von Sketch Show” for an inside look at the weird and wonderful world created by this all-female comedy powerhouse.

  • Gettin’ Better with Ron Funches: Live! podcast taping with actor/comedian/writer Ron Funches. 

  • Brunches with Funches: Giggles & Nibbles: Join Ron Funches and his friends (including Hari Kondabolu) as they perform comedy while you nibble on assorted brunch delectables.  

  • Busy Tonight: Join host Busy Philipps and her special guests for this very special SF Sketchfest live! adaptation of her hit E! talk show “Busy Tonight”.

  • Rhea Butcher: Headlining stand-up from the comedian and “Take My Wife” co-creator and co-star.

  • James Adomian: Comedian and actor known for his standup, characters, and impressions takes the stage for a headlining show.

  • Jordan, Jesse, Go!: Live! taping of the freewheeling comedy podcast about life in your twenties, and everything else, with hosts Jesse Thorn and Jordan Morris.

  • Best of Edinburgh International Spotlight: Gina Yashere with Karinda Dobbins.

  • Jak Night & Zack Fox: Cancelled Comedy Tour: Stand up, music, and interviews; everything is on the table for this variety show hosted by Jak Night and Zack Fox.

  • SF Sketchfest Threesome: Jackie Kashian, Andy Kindler, and Kevin Pollak.

  • Mortified.

  • Kevin McDonald Improv and Sketch Workshop: Kevin McDonald of “Kids in the Hall” brings his sold-out workshop back to SF Sketchfest for a 5th year. 

  • Improv Theatre: Twilight Zone UnScripted with Edi Patterson — and more.

  • The Crossword Show with Zach Sherwin. 

  • THUNDERBULGE: LA’s Most Electrifying Comedy Male Revue

  • Greetings, From Queer Mountain with Michael Foulk — and more.

  • Thinkers + Drinkers with Robert Strong.                       

  • Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist with Tom Lenk (2nd show).  

Previously announced performers at SF Sketchfest 2019 presented by Audible include: Carol Burnett, Margaret Cho, W. Kamau Bell,  Julie Klausner, Bruce Campbell, Bill Plympton, “Best In Show”, “Superstore”, Tony Hale, Felicia Day, Peaches Christ, The Milk Carton Kids, Paul Scheer, Busy Philipps, David Cross, Big Terrific with Jenny Slate, Gabe Liedman & Max Silvestri, John Hodgman, Paul F. Tompkins, Janeane Garofalo, Wajattta Featuring Reggie Watts & John Tejada, Wayne Brady, Michael Ian Black, Todd Barry, Sasheer Zamata, Peter Riegert, Hope Davis, Dana Gould, Jon Glaser,, Simon Helberg, Grace Helbig, Mamrie Hart, On Cinema Live, Doug Benson, Natasha Leggero, Moshe Kasher, Adam Savage, Jen Kirkman, “West Wing Weekly”, Aparna Nancherla, Lauren Lapkus, Martha Kelly, Mary Lynn Rajskub, “Schitt’s Creek”, Gustafer Yellowgold, Kevin Pollak, Laraine Newman, The Kondabolu Brothers, Jimmy Pardo, Upright Citizens Brigade, “Futurama”, “I’m Sorry”, Rifftrax — and much, much more.

 Find the SF Sketchfest 2019 schedule at: www.sfsketchfest.com
Lineups are subject to change.

All shows are ticketed separately and on sale at: www.sfsketchfest.com

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EMILY HELLER NEW COMEDY ALBUM 'PASTA'

OUT TODAY ON KILL ROCK STARS

NEW VIDEO FOR ALBUM TRACK “LEASHES” BELOW

EMILY HELLER ON THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN

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Comedian EMILY HELLER releases her new album, PASTA on NOVEMBER 19 on KILL ROCK STARS. A fit follow-up to her KRS debut, GOOD FOR HERPasta amplifies her singular comedic voice and vision in all the right ways. Recorded live in Portland, Oregon, Emily’s set has the casual, friendly feel of a hang with your best friend – whether that’s at a bar or your couch – anywhere you can share caustic barbs and bitter truths about your life and the weird world you’re surrounded with. Emily is effortlessly and fearlessly funny as she goes over her need for therapy, dealing with slightly invasive personal trainers, kids who deserve to be on leashes, the joys and perils of romantic relationships, and more. It’s the perfect comedic blend of the intensely personal yet instantly relatable.

Watch Pasta album tracks:
Leashes
: https://youtu.be/CobsWOrHf2k
Express Train: https://youtu.be/Qnj93soG5B4 

Order Pasta album herehttp://smarturl.it/emilyheller 

Emily Heller is an Emmy-nominated writer and comedian who has her own Comedy Central half-hour show and has appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Conan, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show, Maron, Inside Amy Schumer, @midnight, Chelsea Lately, and as a series regular on the TBS show, Ground Floor. She is a writer for the HBO series, Barry, starring Bill Hader, as well as TV shows for Fox, NBC and TBS. She was named a New Face at Just For Laughs, a Comic to Watch by both Variety and Comedy Central and one of the Funniest Women in Comedy by Marie Claire. Emily is also the co-host of the long-running podcast, Baby Geniuses.

More athttp://emilyheller.tumblr.com/
Twitter @MrEmilyHeller

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SF SKETCHFEST PRESENTED BY AUDIBLE ANNOUNCES INITIAL 2019 FESTIVAL LINEUP

TICKETS ON SALE SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18 AT 10:00AM PT / 1:00PM ET @ sFSKETCHFEST.COM

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 “Comedy's best and brightest” – SF WEEKLY

“Eclectic, surprising and star-filled” – SF CHRONICLE

“In the pantheon of comedy festivals, SF Sketchfest is one of the GOAT’s” – THE INTERROBANG

SF SKETCHFEST TO HONOR ENTERTAINMENT ICON AND SKETCH COMEDY LEGEND, CAROL BURNETT, TRIBUTE AND SPOTLIGHT HONOREES ALSO INCLUDE: MARGARET CHO; W. KAMAU BELL; JULIE KLAUSNER; BRUCE CAMPBELL; ANIMATOR BILL PLYMPTON; THE CAST AND CREATORS OF BEST IN SHOW WITH CHRISTOPHER GUEST, CATHERINE O’HARA, EUGENE LEVY, JANE LYNCH, JENNIFER COOLIDGE, MICHAEL McKEAN, JOHN MICHAEL HIGGINS, MICHAEL HITCHCOCK, FRED WILLARD, AND ED BEGLEY, JR; AND NBC’S SUPERSTORE WITH AMERICA FERRERA, BEN FELDMAN, MARK McKINNEY, LAUREN ASH, COLTON DUNN, NICHOLE BLOOM, NICO SANTOS, AND JUSTIN SPITZER; – PLUS AN ALL-STAR ROAST OF ICONIC DRAG PERFORMER, PEACHES CHRIST  

THE FESTIVAL ALSO INCLUDES APPEARANCES BY: JENNY SLATE AND BIG TERRIFIC WAJATTA FEATURING REGGIE WATTS AND JOHN TEJADA; THE MILK CARTON KIDS; BUSY PHILIPPS; DAVID CROSS; WAYNE BRADY; FELICIA DAY; PAUL F. TOMPKINS; JANEANE GAROFALO; JOHN HODGMAN; MICHAEL IAN BLACK; SASHEER ZAMATA; PETER RIEGERT; JOHN CAMERON MITCHELL; HOPE DAVIS, DANA GOULD, SIMON HELBERG, GRACE HELBIG, MAMRIE HART, TIM HEIDECKER, JOSHUA MALINA, TONY HALE, DOUG BENSON, NATASHA LEGGERO, MOSHE KASHER, ADAM SAVAGE, JEN KIRKMAN, PAUL SCHEER, APARNA NANCHERLA, LAUREN LAPKUS, MARTHA KELLY, MARY LYNN RAJSKUB, HARI KONDABOLU, UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE, CAST MEMBERS FROM FUTURAMA, I’M SORRY, JON GLASER LOVES GEAR, SCHITT’S CREEK AND RIFFTRAX, SPECIAL COLLABORATIONS WITH AUDIBLE AND THE SPEAKEASY – AND MUCH MORE.

ADDITIONAL SHOWS AND PERFORMERS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON

SF Sketchfest presented by Audible announces the initial line up for the 18th annual San Francisco Comedy Festival January 10-27, 2019, featuring top comedic talent performing in venues across the city. Audiences can expect another outstanding year of programming and fun as SF Sketchfest will host major comedy stars and the best up-and-coming acts from around the world for non-stop entertainment including sketch, stand-up, alternative comedy, music, improv, films, tributes, live podcasts, storytelling, family shows, workshops, panels, and more.

SF Sketchfest is proud to announce that Audible is returning as the official presenting sponsor of the 18th annual festival. Audible is the world’s largest seller and producer of downloadable audiobooks and other spoken word entertainment. Audible content includes more than 450,000 audio programs from leading audiobook publishers, broadcasters, entertainers, magazine and newspaper publishers, and business information providers.

Audible will be presenting live versions of some of their original comedy products at SF Sketchfest, including: “Bad Reception” featuring Mary Holland, Lauren Lapkus, Eric Martin, Jessica McKenna, Justin Michael, Zach Reino and Paul F. Tompkins; “Gustafer Yellowgold LIVE” featuring Morgan Taylor and Mike Phirman; “The Hills of Baldwin” featuring Jordan Black, Nyima Funk, Daniele Gaither, Phil LaMarr, Gary Anthony Williams, Cedric Yarbrough, and special guest Wayne Brady; “The Indignities of Being a Woman” with Merrill Markoe and Megan Koester, with special guest Laraine Newman; and “The Pole Vault Championship of the Entire Universe” featuring Bill Corbett, Kevin Murphy, Andy Richter, Eliza Skinner, Paul F. Tompkins and Janet Varney. These Audible Originals and many other exclusive titles – from David Spade’s “A Polaroid Guy in a Snapchat World” to “Hi, Bob!” featuring Bob Newhart in conversation with some of his famous friends such as Sarah Silverman, Will Ferrell and Conan O’Brien – are available exclusively on Audible, along with a wide range of world-class audio programming. In recent months, Audible introduced the Originals Member Benefit, through which Audible members can choose two Audible Original productions for free in addition to their monthly credit. For more visit www.audible.com/comedy

New for 2019 is the debut of SF Sketchfest at The Speakeasy: An Immersive Comedy Experience offering six shows in a groundbreaking format within this one-of-a-kind venue, which recreates a Prohibition Era club with disguised entrances, secret passageways, two bars, a casino, and a two-story cabaret. SF Sketchfest will activate spaces throughout The Speakeasy venue where audiences will be free to roam and take in performances in every area for an intimate and interactive comedy experience. From sitting bar side and catching an informal set from your favorite comic, getting pulled into a small room for an impromptu mini-performance, eavesdropping on comics behind a two-way mirror, to catching a headliner on the cabaret’s mainstage, this is an immersive comedy experience like no other. Performers include: Michael Ian Black, David Cross, Janeane Garofalo & Jen Kirkman, Dana Gould, John Hodgman & Paul F. Tompkins, The Second City Improv All-Stars with Scott Adsit & Tami Sagher, and more.

SF Sketchfest will honor iconic comedy feature films and their stars: Evil Dead II with Bruce Campbell and Local Hero with Peter Riegert. Other cinematic events include: RiffTrax Day of the Shorts and The Mads are Back, featuring some of the stars from the original Mystery Science Theater 3000; The Benson Movie Interruption of Fifty Shades Freed with Doug Benson and friends; On Cinema with Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington; and Found Footage Festival vs. Everything Is Terrible!

SF Sketchfest celebrates the best in television comedy with: Schitt’s Creek: Up Close & Personal; spotlights on two of truTV’s best shows, Jon Glaser Loves Gear with Jon Glaser and John Hodgman, and on I’m Sorry with Andrea Savage; and the returning favorite Futurama live.

Musical highlights include: Wajatta with Reggie Watts and John Tejada with guests Galen & Solar from Sunset Sound System; The Milk Carton Kids & Friends Variety Show; Bring the Rock with Greg Behrendt; Matteo Lane in Streisand at the Bon Soir; Jonathan Coulton, Paul and Storm, and “Friends”; Jon Daly Kills It; and local ensemble The Red Room Orchestra recreating the soundtrack of “The Big Lebowski” live and taking a deeper dive into the music of Twin Peaks with an all-star band under the direction of bandleader Marc Capelle.

Returning festival favorites include: the hit podcast, Judge John Hodgman; the Upright Citizens Brigade ASSSSCAT with Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh and more; a special night of comedy at the California Academy of Sciences; Selected Shorts: Too Hot for Radio with guest readers Hope Davis, John Cameron Mitchell, and host Aparna Nancherla; Celebrity Autobiography, (celebrating its 11th consecutive year at SF Sketchfest) with Ed Begley, Jr., Jennifer Coolidge, Rachel Dratch, Michael McKean, and Laraine Newman; and Fake TED Talks with Jonathan Coulton, Jean Grae, Justin McElroy, Sydnee McElroy, Paul & Storm, and Adam Savage. The festival returns once more for SF Sketchfest NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences featuring Jon Glaser, Sawbones with Justin & Sydnee McElroy, Omnibus with Ken Jennings & John Roderick, and more.

Improv shows include: a special first look at Madison Wells Media’s new improv sci-fi adventure, Voyage to the Stars with Steve Berg, Felicia Day, and more; SpontTourCo with Paul F. Tompkins, Eugene Cordero, Eban Schletter, and more; The Improvised Shakespeare Company; Workjuice Improv with Craig Cackowski, Marc Gagliardi, Marc Evan Jackson, Hal Lublin, Annie Savage, Paul F. Tompkins, Janet Varney, and guest monologist Busy Philipps; Wild Horses with Stephanie Allynne, Mary Holland, Lauren Lapkus, and Erin Whitehead; members of The Groundlings in The Gale and Cookin’ with GAS; Speechless; The Black Version; Super Married with John Ross Bowie and Jamie Denbo; Theme Park with Rachel Dratch, Simon Helberg, John Michael Higgins, Michael Hitchcock, Jessica Makinson, Oscar Nunez, Cole Stratton, Janet Varney, and guest monologist Tony Hale. The craft of sketch comedy represented by BriTANick; The Groundlings: The Best of Sketch; original first year SF Sketchfest returnees, Please Leave the Bronx; Bay Area collective Killing My Lobster; Gabriel Gundacker, creator of the viral hit “Zendaya is Meechie”, and much, much more.

Audiences may attend live recordings of popular podcasts including: Stuff You Should Know with Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant; The West Wing Weekly with Joshua Malina, Hrishikesh Hirway; This Might Get Weird with Grace Helbig, and Mamrie Hart; Jordan, Jesse, Go!; We’re No Doctors with Steve Agee and Busy Philipps; The Allusionist; Doughboys; Dumb People Town with The Sklar Brothers and Dan Van Kirk; Oh No, Ross and Carrie!; the narrative sci-fi comedy series, Bubble with Cristela Alonzo, Alison Becker, Jonathan Coulton, Mike Mitchell, Jordan Morris, Keith Powell, Eliza Skinner, and many more.

The SF Sketchfest Dozen, a yearly spotlight on twelve top comedians features: Emmy Blotnick; Byron Bowers; Nore Davis; Jo Firestone; Caitlin Gill; Zainab Johnson; Dwayne Kennedy; Langston Kerman; Matteo Lane; Jacqueline Novak; Max Silvestri; Kate Willett.

SF Sketchfest hosts many of the current up-and-coming headlining stand-up comedians from around the country including these variety shows: Big Terrific with Jenny Slate; Gabe Liedman and Max Silvestri; Butterboy with Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla; Joel Kim Booster’s Joy F*ck Club; Reductress Presents Haha...WOW!; The Daily Show Writers Stand-Up; Asian AF with Will Choi; Filipino AF; The 420 Show with Matt Besser

Plus stand-up appearances by: Todd Barry, Guy Branum, Sean Cullen, Will Durst, Naomi Ekperigin, Danny Franzese, Jena Friedman, Sabrina Jalees, Moshe Kasher, Jackie Kashian, Martha Kelly, Jamie Kennedy, Laurie Kilmartin, Andy Kindler, Natasha Leggero, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Nico Santos, Alice Wetterlund, Lizz Winstead, Sasheer Zamata, and more. International stand-ups are listed below.

The diverse programming of the festival is reflected in these unique shows: family shows with Story Pirates; The Groundlings Children’s Show; live theater including the West Coast premiere of Peaches Christ and Varla Jean Merman’s “The Whining,” a drag-parody of the Stephen King classic; viral YouTube star Manon Mathews; storytelling by Porchlight, hosted by Beth Lisick and Arline Klatte; RISK! with Kevin Allison; and lively game shows and debates: Brew HaHa: The Comedy Drinking Game Show; Iron Comic with Moshe Kasher and Nato Green; Shit Arcade with Mike Drucker; Uptown Showdown Debate: The Future vs. The Past, with Greg Behrendt, Michael Ian Black, Andrea Savage, and more.  

Experienced or neophyte comics can hone their skills participating in workshops listed below.

SF Sketchfest once again has teamed up with 826 Valencia, a nonprofit organization that provides free writing, tutoring and publishing programs to under-resourced students in San Francisco. Founded by educator Ninive Calegari and author Dave Eggers, 826 Valencia comprises two writing centers (a flagship location in the Mission District and a new center in the Tenderloin neighborhood) and three satellite classrooms in Buena Vista Horace Mann K-8, Everett Middle School, and Mission School. This year 826 Valencia will be celebrating its 17th anniversary and, as part of the official festival program, SF Sketchfest will host a to-be-announced benefit show.

The festival will also be staging a fundraiser for Bay Area comedian, Mikey Walz, who learned back in October that he has cancer. (On Halloween, in order to remove the soft tissue cancer in his left leg and save his life, Mikey had it amputated.) Sudden Pirate: A Comedy Show Benefit for Mikey Walz will feature Mikey’s closest comedy friends doing stand-up, along with a closing set by Mikey himself.

Find the SF Sketchfest 2019 schedule at www.sfsketchfest.com. Lineups are subject to change.

All shows are ticketed separately and go on sale at 10AM PT / 1PM ET on Sunday, November 18 at www.sfsketchfest.com.

SF SKETCHFEST TRIBUTES

  • SF Sketchfest Tribute: Carol Burnett, in conversation

  • SF Sketchfest Tribute: “Best In Show” 20th Anniversary Reunion & Screening with Ed Begley, Jr., Jennifer Coolidge, Christopher Guest, John Michael Higgins, Michael Hitchcock, Eugene Levy, Jane Lynch, Michael McKean, Catherine O’Hara, Fred Willard and Karen Murphy

  • SF Sketchfest Tribute: Margaret Cho, in conversation

  • SF Sketchfest Tribute: W. Kamau Bell in conversation with Hari Kondabolu

  • SF Sketchfest Tribute: Julie Klausner, in conversation

  • SF Sketchfest Tribute: “Superstore” with America Ferrera, Ben Feldman, Mark McKinney, Lauren Ash, Colton Dunn, Nichole Bloom, Nico Santos and creator Justin Spitzer

SF Sketchfest Special Events

  • Who’s Laughing Now: An Evening with Bruce Campbell and “Evil Dead II”

  • Salute to Bill Plympton: Films, Live Drawing and Q&A

  • The Roast of Peaches Christ (in celebration of her 45th birthday!) with Clea DuVall, Heklina, Jinkx Monsoon, Mink Stole, Roast Mistress Coco Peru, and more

  • Wajatta: Reggie Watts and John Tejada, with Galen & Solar from Sunset Sound System

  • Big Terrific with Jenny Slate, Gabe Liedman & Max Silvestri

  • SF Sketchfest at The Speakeasy: An Immersive Comedy Experience: 

  • Special interactive nights including:

    Dana Gould with Blaine Capatch, Caitlin Gill and more

    David Cross & Friends

    Janeane Garofalo with Jen Kirkman and Sabrina Jalees

    John Hodgman & Paul F. Tompkins

    Michael Ian Black with Tom Kenny & The Hi-Seas, and Ryan Stout

    The Second City Improv All-Stars with special guests, Scott Adsit & Tami Sagher

  • Audible Presents: A series of special events recorded live for Audible including:

Bad Reception featuring Mary Holland, Lauren Lapkus, Eric Martin, Jessica McKenna, Justin Michael, Zach Reino, Paul F. Tompkins, and more

Gustafer Yellowgold LIVE, featuring Morgan Taylor and Mike Phirman

The Hills of Baldwin featuring Jordan Black, Nyima Funk, Daniele Gaither, Phil LaMarr, Gary Anthony Williams, Cedric Yarbrough, and special guest Wayne Brady

The Indignities of Being a Woman with Merrill Markoe & Megan Koester, and special guest Laraine Newman

The Pole Vault Championship of the Entire Universe featuring Bill Corbett, Kevin Murphy, Andy Richter, Eliza Skinner, Paul F. Tompkins, Janet Varney, and more

  • SF Sketchfest NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences featuring: Jon Glaser, Sawbones with Justin & Sydnee McElroy, Omnibus with Ken Jennings & John Roderick, Worst First Chapter: Bad Sci-Fi Edition with Jonathan Coulton, Paul & Storm, and more

CINEMA & TELEVISION

  • The Benson Movie Interruption: “Fifty Shades Freed” with Doug Benson & Friends

  • Found Footage Festival vs. Everything Is Terrible!

  • “Futurama” Live with David X. Cohen, John DiMaggio, David Herman, Maurice LaMarche, Phil LaMarr, Tress MacNeille, Lee Supercinski, Billy West

  • Spotlight on “Jon Glaser Loves Gear” with Jon Glaser and John Hodgman

  • “Local Hero” screening with special guest Peter Riegert

  • The MADs Are Back with Frank Conniff and Trace Beaulieu

  • On Cinema with Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington

  • Outtake-o-rama: Famous Celebrity Outtakes with the voice talents of “Futurama” with John DiMaggio, Maurice LaMarche, Billy West, David X. Cohen

  • Riffer’s Delight with Kaseem Bentley, Nato Green, Natasha Muse: “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”

  • RiffTrax Day of the Shorts with Bill Corbett, Kevin Murphy, Trace Beaulieu, Frank Conniff, Bridget Nelson, Mary Jo Pehl, Cole Stratton, Paul F. Tompkins, Janet Varney

  • Schitt’s Creek: Up Close & Personal

  • Spotlight on “I’m Sorry” with Andrea Savage

  • Totally Looped with Joe Liss, Jessica Makinson, Laraine Newman, Oscar Nunez, Rick Overton, Cole Stratton, Vince Waldron

IMPROV

  • The Bat: Improv in the Dark with Cole Stratton and Janet Varney, and more

  • The Black Version

  • Facebook Improv with Owen Burke, Chad Carter, Phil Jackson, Seth Morris, Paul Scheer, Charlie Sanders, and more

  • The Gale: A Ferociously Queer Night of Improv

  • The Groundlings: Cookin’ with GAS

  • The Improvised Shakespeare Company

  • Playhouse Masterpieces with Paul Rust and Neil Campbell

  • Speechless

  • SpontTourCo with Paul F. Tompkins

  • Super Married with John Ross Bowie and Jamie Denbo

  • Theme Park Improv with Rachel Dratch, Simon Helberg, John Michael Higgins, Michael Hitchcock, Jessica Makinson, Oscar Nunez, Cole Stratton, Janet Varney, and guest monologist Tony Hale

  • UCB East vs. UCB West Harold Competition

  • Upright Citizens Brigade: ASSSSCAT with Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh, and more

  • Wild Horses with Stephanie Allynne, Mary Holland, Lauren Lapkus & Erin Whitehead

  • Workjuice Improv with Craig Cackowski, Mark Gagliardi, Hal Lublin, Marc Evan Jackson, Annie Savage, Paul F. Tompkins, Janet Varney, and guest monologist Busy Philipps


LIVE READS & THEATER

  • Celebrity Autobiography with Ed Begley, Jr., Jennifer Coolidge, Rachel Dratch, Michael McKean, Laraine Newman, Eugene Pack, Dayle Reyfel, and more

  • Fake TED Talks with Jonathan Coulton, Jean Grae, Justin McElroy, Sydnee McElroy, Paul & Storm, and Adam Savage

  • Peaches Christ and Varla Jean Merman in “THE WHINING” A drag parody of the Stephen King classic, The Shining

  • Selected Shorts: Too Hot For Radio with Hope Davis, John Cameron Mitchell, host Aparna Nancherla, and more

  • Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist, with Tom Lenk

  • Worst First Chapter with Jonathan Coulton, Jean Grae, Paul & Storm, Laser Malena-Webber, and more 

MUSIC & COMEDY

  • Bring the Rock with Greg Behrendt

  • Don’t Stop or We’ll Die / The Sloppy Boys

  • Jonathan Coulton, Paul & Storm, and “Friends”

  • Jon Daly Kills It

  • Matteo Lane: Streisand at the Bon Soir

  • Mike Phirman

  • The Milk Carton Kids & Friends Variety Show

  • The Red Room Orchestra play the music of “The Big Lebowski”

  • The Red Room Orchestra play the music of “Twin Peaks” Vol. 2: A deeper dive into the musical world of David Lynch

  • Skinner Alive with Eliza Skinner and Sam Johnides

PODCASTS & TALK SHOWS

  • The Allusionist

  • The Bechdel Cast with Jamie Loftus and Caitlin Durante

  • Bill Corbett’s Fun House

  • Bubble with Cristela Alonzo, Alison Becker, Jonathan Coulton, Mike Mitchell, Jordan Morris, Keith Powell, Eliza Skinner, and more

  • Cool Playlist with Eliza Skinner

  • Couples Therapy Podcast with Naomi Ekperigin and Andy Beckerman

  • The Daily Zeitgeist

  • Dead Parents Society with Chris Garcia

  • Dead Pilots Society with Ben Blacker, Tony Hale, Andrew Reich, and more

  • Don’t Say… with Paul Greenberg and Dave Foley

  • Doug Loves Movies with Doug Benson

  • Doughboys with Mike Mitchell and Nick Wiger

  • Dumb People Town with The Sklar Brothers and Dan Van Kirk

  • The Greatest Generation

  • Hound Tall Podcast with Moshe Kasher

  • improv4humans with Matt Besser

  • The Jackie and Laurie Show with Jackie Kashian and Laurie Kilmartin

  • Jordan, Jesse, Go! with Jordan Morris and Jesse Thorn

  • Judge John Hodgman

  • The JV Club with Janet Varney

  • The Kondabolu Brothers Podcast with Hari and Ashok Kondabolu

  • Lady to Lady with Barbara Gray, Brandie Posey, and Tess Barker

  • Maybe It’s You with Amiira Ruotola and Greg Behrendt

  • Movie Crush with Chuck Bryant

  • Never Not Funny with Jimmy Pardo

  • Not Too Deep with Grace Helbig

  • Obscure with Michael Ian Black

  • Obsessed with Joseph Scrimshaw

  • Off Book: The Improvised Musical

  • Oh No, Ross and Carrie!

  • Omnibus with John Roderick and Ken Jennings

  • Pardon My Tangent with Janeane Garofalo and Arden Myrin

  • Probably Science with Matt Kirshen & Andy Wood

  • Roderick on the Line with John Roderick and Merlin Mann

  • Sawbones with Justin & Sydnee McElroy

  • Stuff You Should Know with Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant

  • Talking Simpsons Podcast

  • This Might Get Weird with Grace Helbig and Mamrie Hart

  • Totally Hosted with Dave Hill and Sarah Thyre

  • Voyage to the Stars with Steve Berg, Felicia Day, Colton Dunn, and Janet Varney

  • We Got This with Mark Gagliardi & Hal Lublin

  • Weird Laugh with Dannah Phirman

  • We’re No Doctors with Steve Agee and Busy Philipps

  • The West Wing Weekly with Joshua Malina and Hrishikesh Hirway

  • Will You Accept This Rose with Arden Myrin, Paget Brewster, and more

  • Yo, Is This Racist? with Andrew Ti and Tawny Newsome

SKETCH COMEDY

  • The Birthday Boys

  • BriTANick

  • Gabriel Gundacker (“Zendaya is Meechie”)

  • The Groundlings Mix Tape: Best of Sketch

  • Killing My Lobster

  • Please Leave The Bronx

  • White Women
     

STAND UP & VARIETY SHOWS

  • Alex Edelman: Just For Us

  • Asian AF with Will Choi

  • Bad Asians with Imran G, David Nguyen, and more

  • Best of Edinburgh International Spotlight Series: Alex Edelman, Matt Kirshen, John Hastings, Clara Bijl, Chris Turner, and more

  • Best of Edinburgh International Spotlight Series: Wil Anderson with Jena Friedman

  • Best of Edinburgh Spotlight: Natalie Palamides: Nate

  • Best of Sacramento: JR De Guzman, Kiry Shabazz, and Ngaio Bealum

  • Brandon Wardell & Friends

  • Butterboy with Jo Firestone and Aparna Nancherla

  • Charla Lauriston: Live Album Taping

  • The Daily Show Writers Stand-Up

  • Danny Franzese and the House of Glen CoCo

  • Donde esta mi COMEDY? with Baruch Porras Hernandez

  • Facial Recognition Comedy: A Desi Woman Stand-up Show

  • Filipino AF

  • The 420 Show with Matt Besser

  • Harmon Leon Infiltrates Trump’s America

  • Jamie Kennedy

  • Joel Kim Booster’s Joy F*ck Club

  • Joyelle Nicole Johnson / Charla Lauriston / Maggie Maye

  • Late Late Breakfast

  • Lizz Winstead / Laurie Kilmartin

  • Man Haters with Ash Fisher, Irene Tu, and more

  • Manon Mathews

  • Martha Kelly / Mary Lynn Rajskub

  • Natasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher: The Endless Honeymoon

  • Nico Santos from “Crazy Rich Asians”

  • Reductress Presents Haha...WOW! with Naomi Ekperigin, Jena Friedman, and Sabrina Jalees

  • Resistance is Fertile with Nicole Calasich, and more

  • Sasheer Zamata Party Time!

  • Set List: Stand-Up Without a Net

  • The SF Sketchfest Dozen: Emmy Blotnick, Byron Bowers, Nore Davis, Jo Firestone, Caitlin Gill, Zainab Johnson, Dwayne Kennedy, Langston Kerman, Matteo Lane, Jacqueline Novak, Max Silvestri, and Kate Willett

  • SF Sketchfest Threesome with Alex Koll, Amy Miller, and Clare O’Kane

  • SF Sketchfest Threesome with Guy Branum, Sean Cullen, and Alice Wetterlund

  • The Sklar Brothers with Dan Van Kirk

  • Todd Barry: The Crowd Work Tour

  • Vintage Basement with Max & Nicky

  • Will Durst & Friends: Trump Year Three


STORYTELLING

  • Porchlight, a storytelling series with Beth Lisick, Arline Klatte

  • RISK! with Kevin Allison

  • The End of the World with Josh Clark, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Humanity 

DEBATES & GAME SHOWS

  • Brew HaHa: The Comedy Drinking Game Show

  • Iron Comic with Moshe Kasher and Nato Green

  • Playing Games with Jimmy Pardo

  • Quiz-o-Tron with Rebecca Watson

  • Shit Arcade with Mike Drucker

  • Uptown Showdown Debate: The Future vs. The Past, with Greg Behrendt, Michael Ian Black, Andrea Savage, and more

FAMILY SHOWS

  • Story Pirates

  • The Groundlings’ Children’s Show

 WORKSHOPS

  • Reductress Satire Writing Workshop

  • Storytelling Skills: WOW Your Crowd Workshop with Kevin Allison

  • Character Workshop with Groundlings Alum, Brian Palermo

  • How to Improvise Like a Married Couple with Craig & Carla Cackowski


SHOWCASES FOR EMERGING STAND-UP, SKETCH, SOLO, AND IMPROV PERFORMERS
Abhay, Adam Quesnell, Alex Falcone, Alex Price, Alexandria Love, Allison Mick, Alyssa Westerlund, Amy Estes, Amy Miller, Andie Main, Andrew Holmgren, Andrew Michaan, Andrew Orolfo, Andy Rider, Annick Adelle, Anthony K, Arjun Banerjee, The Art Critique Stand Up Show, Arthur Gaus, Atsuko Okatsuka, Aviva Siegel, Back Alley Racket Club, The Ballroom, Barbara Gray, Basement Party, Bear Supply, Becky Braunstein, Ben Harkins, Ben Kolina, Bethany Van Delft, Billy Anderson, Blair Socci, Brian Bahe, Brooke Heinichen, Bryan Babylon, Butch Escobar, Butt, Caitlin Peluffo, CAMDONyes, Caleb Lush, Capital PUNishment, Cardinal Redbird is So LA, Carly Ballerini, Carter Anderson, Chad Opitz, Charles, Chase Brockett, Chris Conatser, Chris Estrada, Chris Gordon, Chris Sandiford, Chris Turner, Claptrap, Clara Bijl, Clare O’Kane, Clay Newman, Clinton Ware, Cobranauts, Comedy Baseball, The Comic Thread, Conor Kellicut, Corina Lucas, Cory Robinson, The Crazy Str8s present: Focus Group Improv, CUCK: A Comedy Show, Dalia Malek, Dammit Carol!, Dan Kapr, Dan Linley, Daniel Humbarger, Danielle Perez, Dauood Naimyar, David Nguyen, David Nihill, David Roth, Day Job, Daytime Talk at Night, The Deadbeat Improv Party, Death Hammer, Deep Night with Dale, Devon Walker, Dewayne Perkins, DJ Real, Dominique Gellin, Donnie Sengstack, Don’t Watch This Show Live, The Doubleclicks, Drew Harmon, Dro Knows, The Drunk Theater Company, Dylan Jenkins, Eddie Della Siepe, The El-Salomons (Jess Salomon and Eman El-Husseini), Eloisa Bravo, Emily Catalano, Emily Van Dyke, Emma Haney, ESC, The Everything Report, Feel Woods, Femmebot PhD, Fizaa Dosani, Florentina Tanase, The Fork! presented by Little Gem, Francesca Fiorentini, Gabby Poccia, Gary Hughes, The Geek Show, Geneva Rust-Orta, The Get Brown, G.O.A.T.$, Good Hombres, Grace Thomas, Granny Cart Gangstas, Grant Gordon, The Great Difficulties, Hail to the Queen, Hanna Evensen, Hannah Einbinder, Hayden Greif-Neill, Hayley Benham-Archdeacon, Hoodo Hersei, Hope This Helps, Human Amusements, I Think I’d Be Good At That, Imran G, Irene Tu, J.A.D.E., Janesh Rahlan, Jason Mack, Jason Saenz, Jazmyn W., Jennifer Dronsky, Jennifer Jolly, Jesse Hett, Jesus Trejo, Jesus U Bettawork, JoAnn Schinderle, Joe Kwaczala, Joe Nguyen, Joey Avery, John Hastings, Jordan Thewlis, JR De Guzman, JV presents #ThrowbackFriday, Jules Posner, Julia Shiplett, Julie Ash, Kazu Kusano, Keith Lowell Jensen, Kelly McCarron, Kevin Camia, Kevin O'Shea, Kevin Whittinghill, Kid Cactus, Kids These Days, Kiry Shabazz, Krista Fatka, Lady Garden, Land Smith-Abbinante, The Laser Comedy Show, Liss n’ Sams, Living Impaired, Local Honey presents Real Honeys of SF, Luxury Cruise Singles Mixer, Lydia Popovich, Lynn Stein, Man Haters, Maria Wojciechowski, Mark Smalls, Matt LeGrande, Matt Lieb, Merrill Davis, Michael Foulk, Mike Lane: One of the Good Ones, Missed Connections, Mission CTRL, Molly Sanchez, Moon Choe, Naptime, Nasser Khan, Nate Craig, Nate Follen, Neel Nanda, The Next Big Thing with Courtney & Dara, Nicole Calasich, Nicole Conlan, Nick Sahoya, Nipsey, Nori Reed, Normal Show, Opey, Paco Romane, Paige Weldon, Pallavi Gunalan, Paul Conyers, Pedro Gonzalez, Please Leave the Bronx, Princess Party, Priyanka Wali, “Queer and Now” from Martini Ranch, redDoor, Richard Sarvate, Ronn Vigh, Rosebud Baker, Ruby Gill, Ryan Sudhakaran, Salma Zaky, Samantha Gilweit, Sara DeForest, Sara June, Scott Vermeire, Sean, Secret Family, Shanti Charan, Somebody’s Baby, Spanish Aqui Presents, Spunky Moms, Stef Dag, Steve Ausburne, Stuart Thompson, Sup Doc, “Swipe Right” from the Unscripted Theater Company, Sureni Weerasekera, Talkies, Tanael Joachim, The Templeton Philharmonic, Torio Van Grol, Traumatized with Erin and Jason, The Trifecta, Troubled Comedy, Troy Walker, TSTMRKT, Valerie Vernale, Very Famous, Wake Up Wyoming!, Walker Glenn, Wanjiko Eke, The Westside Sketch Co., Wendy Wroblewski, Whitney Chitwood, William Williams, Yogi Paliwal, Your Fucked Up Relationship, Zach Noe Towers, Zahra Ali, and Zorba Jevon Hughes.

2019 PRESENTING SPONSOR
Audible

2019 MAJOR SPONSORS
Kimpton Buchanan Hotel, Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel

2019 CHARITABLE PARTNER
826 Valencia

2019 OFFICIAL CANNIBIS SPONSOR
Sparc SF

2019 OFFICIAL SPONSORS
Calicraft Brewery, Winc, SCHED, Trejure, KIND Snacks, Aquahydrate, Hint Water, Snap Yourself!

2019 VENUES
Alamo Drafthouse at the New Mission, Brava Theatre and Cabaret, Cafe Du Nord, California Academy of Sciences, Castro Theatre, The Chapel, Cobb’s Comedy Club, Gateway Theatre, Marines’ Memorial Theatre, The Masonic, Mezzanine, The Nourse, Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, PianoFight, Punch Line Comedy Club, The Speakeasy, Swedish American Hall.

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ABOUT SF SKETCHFEST
SF Sketchfest, co-founded, and directed by David Owen, Cole Stratton, and Janet Varney, produces the eclectic San Francisco Comedy Festival, the longest-running comedy festival in the U.S. SF Sketchfest is an internationally-recognized and critically-acclaimed event that mixes major comedy stars and the best up-and-coming comedians from around the world for over two weeks of sketch, stand-up, alternative comedy, music, improv, films, tributes, live podcasts, workshops, and panel discussions. SF Sketchfest offers its audiences the rare opportunity to see their favorite performers in intimate live performances and discussions.

PAST SF SKETCHFEST
In past years, SF Sketchfest has featured renowned comedy artists such as:
Aziz Ansari, Fred Armisen, Dan Aykroyd, Maria Bamford, Dave Barry, Mike Birbiglia, Jack Black, Rachel Bloom, Julie Brown, Dana Carvey, Margaret Cho, Billy Crystal, Noel Fielding, Zach Galifianakis, Ricky Gervais, Christopher Guest, Eddie Izzard, Monty Python’s Terry Jones, Key & Peele, Robert Klein, Michael McKean, Kate McKinnon, Tig Notaro, Conan O’Brien, Patton Oswalt, Penn & Teller, Amy Poehler, Paul Reubens, Mort Sahl, Amy Schumer, Amy Sedaris, Garry Shandling, Harry Shearer, Robert Townsend, Aisha Tyler, Reggie Watts, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Robin Williams, and “Weird Al” Yankovic.

The festival has also hosted film and television stars including:
Alan Arkin, Will Arnett, Candice Bergen, Bruce Campbell, Lizzy Caplan, Dick Cavett, Bud Cort, Ted Danson, Laura Dern, Danny DeVito, Sally Field, Nathan Fillion, Jeff Goldblum, Elliott Gould, Jon Hamm, Neil Patrick Harris, Bill Irwin, Ricky Jay, Rashida Jones, Cloris Leachman, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jane Lynch, Parker Posey, Paul Rudd, Jason Schwartzman, Adam Scott, Jason Segel, and Gene Wilder; ensemble comedy groups: The Kids in the Hall, Mr. Show, Mystery Science Theater 3000, The State, Drunk History, and the Upright Citizens Brigade; reunions of the casts from: Wet Hot American Summer, Animal House, Twin Peaks, and Party Down; musical guests: David Byrne, Bill Frisell, Ben Gibbard, Tenacious D, Aimee Mann, Bob Mould, Rhett Miller, tUnE-yArDs, Nellie McKay, and Robert Glasper, and many more. 
More information at sfsketchfest.com

ABOUT AUDIBLE, INC.
Audible, Inc., an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary, is the leading provider of premium digital spoken audio content, offering customers a new way to enhance and enrich their lives every day. Audible was created to unleash the emotive music in language and the habituating power and utility of verbal expression. Audible content includes more than 450,000 audio programs from leading audiobook publishers, broadcasters, entertainers, magazine and newspaper publishers, and business information providers. Audible is also the provider of spoken-word audio products for Apple’s iTunes Store.
More information at audible.com 

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EMILY HELLER NEW COMEDY ALBUM ‘PASTA’

OUT NOVEMBER 19 ON KILL ROCK STARS

PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW

HEAR UNRELEASED ALBUM TRACK “EXPRESS TRAIN” BELOW

Comedian EMILY HELLER is set to release her new album, PASTA on NOVEMBER 19 on KILL ROCK STARS. A fit follow up to her KRS debut, GOOD FOR HERPasta amplifies her singular comedic voice and vision in all the right ways. Recorded live in Portland, Oregon, Emily’s set has the casual, friendly feel of a hang with your best friend, whether that’s at a bar or your couch, anywhere you can share caustic barbs and bitter truths about your life and the weird world you’re surrounded with. Emily is effortlessly and fearlessly funny as she goes over her need for therapy, dealing with slightly invasive personal trainers, kids who deserve to be on leashes, the joys and perils of romantic relationships, and more. It’s the perfect comedic blend of the intensely personal yet instantly relatable.

Hear unreleased Pasta album track “Express Train” here: https://youtu.be/Qnj93soG5B4
Pre-order Pasta herehttp://smarturl.it/emilyheller 

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Emily Heller is an Emmy-nominated writer and comedian who has her own Comedy Central half hour show and has appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Conan, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show, Maron, Inside Amy Schumer, @midnight, Chelsea Lately, and as a series regular on the TBS show, Ground Floor. She is a writer for the HBO series, Barry, starring Bill Hader, as well as TV shows for Fox, NBC and TBS. She was named a New Face at Just For Laughs, a Comic to Watch by both Variety and Comedy Central and one of the Funniest Women in Comedy by Marie Claire. Emily is also the co-host of the long-running podcast, Baby Geniuses.

More athttp://emilyheller.tumblr.com/
Twitter @MrEmilyHeller
Kill Rock Stars press pagehttp://press.killrockstars.com/krs648/

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COMEDY DUO FRANGELA DEBUT COMEDY ALBUM RESIST!

OUT TODAY ON KILL ROCK STARS

HEAR NEW ALBUM TRACKS BELOW

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Comedy duo FRANGELA release their debut comedy album, RESIST! today on KILL ROCK STARSRESIST! is an album that’s pointed and hilarious in equal measure and Frangela is everything that political comedy should be in 2018: two women speaking truth to power, stoking the flames of resistance, bringing together likeminded people for a common cause, and wondering why in the hell green bean casserole is a thing. RESIST! was recorded in front of an appropriately raucous audience as Frangela brought a fast-paced, wickedly funny spin through our present day agonies, from politics and protests to healthcare and toga parties. Frances Callier and Angela V. Shelton are fired up and want you to be, too!

Currently, Frangela can be seen in their new TV show, “Me Time with Frangela” and heard on their weekly podcast, “The Final Word”You can also find Frangela as regulars on Stephanie Miller’s Sexy Liberal Radio Show and Sexy Liberal Tour.  

Head to ComedyHype to check out an exclusive interview with Frangela and the premiere of album track “Pop Up Protest” at: http://bit.ly/2PJXP2q

Hear RESIST! album tracks:
TOGA PARTIES: https://youtu.be/RVF8Pie_IeI
WELCOME TO NAMBIA: https://youtu.be/ihWkq-o0NY4

Get Frangela RESIST! on all digital platforms: http://smarturl.it/frangela

More athttp://frangela.com/ 
https://metimewithfrangela.pgtb.me/2WwPhS  
On Twitter: @frangeladuo

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THE WINE COUNTRY SPOKEN WORD FESTIVAL, PETALUMA, OCTOBER 19-21

COMEDY, STORYTELLING, POETRY, PANELS, WORKSHOPS & MORE

FEATURING BAY AREA COMEDIAN AND CNN HOST W. KAMAU BELL, ELIZABETH ELLIS, DENICE FROHMAN, BIL LEPP, ZAHRA NOORBAKSH, STEVE CONNELL  

ADVANCE TICKETS ON SALE

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The Wine Country Spoken Word Festival brings a weekend of fun to Petaluma, California on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 19-21 featuring performances by comedians, storytellers and poets – plus panels, workshops, master classes – and more.

Those scheduled to perform include the Bay Area’s own W. Kamau Bell (comedian and Emmy Award-winning host of CNN’s United Shades of America) and Zahra Noorbaksh (comedian, host of Good Muslim/Bad Muslim) plus national acts Elizabeth Ellis (award-winning storyteller), Bil Lepp (5-time Champ West Virginia Liars Competition), Steve Connell (performed for President Obama and the U.N.) and Denice Frohman (Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion). Now in its 2nd year, this is the only festival of its kind as the Gitlit crowd meets PoetrySlam meets The Moth for a weekend of comedy, storytelling, poetry, panels, workshops and more at The Wine Country Spoken Word Festival.

The Mystic Theater in downtown Petaluma hosts performances by the headliners on Friday night with Steve Connell, Bil Lepp and Zahra Noorbaksh, and on Saturday night with W. Kamau Bell, Elizabeth Ellis and Denice Frohman. On Saturday morning and afternoonThe Hotel Petaluma hosts the headliners in intimate events including candid conversations and classes. The festival concludes on Sunday, October 21 when The Storytelling Association hosts panel discussions, workshops, traditional tales for adults, swap/slam sessions, and more.

Festival producers Dave and Juliet Pokorny are proud to host the Wine Country Spoken Word Festival in Petaluma where they have been building the storytelling community over the past decade. They look forward to hosting a celebration of the spoken word to bring together the East Bay, SF, Marin, the North Bay and the Wine Country for a weekend of entertainment and fun in Petaluma.

Advance tickets are on sale now and sold separately for each event allowing festival goers to create their own festival.

Find the full festival schedule herehttps://www.davepokornypresents.com/2018-schedule

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The Wine Country Spoken Word Festival launched in 2017 and it was one to remember. The festival was scheduled for the weekend after the Tubbs fires began. By the start of the festival (on Friday, October 13th!) the largest wildfire in the history of Sonoma County had put thousands of people out of their homes, but instead of canceling the festival, local organizers Juliet and Dave Pokorny forged ahead.

“We made a decision on that Friday the 13th, that this community needed a place to gather and spoken word artists and storytellers have always been a reason for communities to gather. It is at the core of who we are as people. Without story and personal connection we have lost,” said Dave, co-producer of the event. The Inaugural Wine Country Spoken Word Festival persevered, the Pokornys (and a dozen or so volunteers) pulled it off, over 30 spoken word artists, from all over the country, arrived in the Wine Country, they came to help in the best way they could.

Now in its second year, The Wine Country Spoken Word Festival looks forward to hosting amazing talent for a weekend of stories, comedy, workshops, masterclasses, and panel discussions to bring audiences throughout the East Bay, SF, Marin, the North Bay, and Wine Country together for a weekend of entertainment in Petaluma.

THE WINE COUNTRY SPOKEN WORD FESTIVAL

When:  Friday, Saturday & Sunday, October 19, 20 & 21
Where: The Mystic Theatre and The Hotel Petaluma
Tickets: Single Tickets available
Prices range from $10-$48

Purchase tickets at: https://bit.ly/2BfV4Ts

Find the full festival schedule and more information at The Festival website: www.davepokornypresents.com/wine-country-spoken-word

Petaluma is a town built on community and stories. It was 2010 when Dave and Juliet Pokorny kicked off the North Bay’s first StorySlam in downtown Petaluma and they have been building that amazing storytelling community ever since. Dave and Juliet are proud to produce the 2nd Inaugural Wine Country Spoken Word Festival to celebrate the art as local storytellers and national and international spoken word artists come to Petaluma to celebrate storytelling. This is the only festival of its kind in the country as the Gitlit crowd meets PoetrySlam meets The Moth at the Wine Country Spoken Word Festival! 


 
 
 
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