SF Sketchfest presents a dozen hand-picked stand-up comedians on the rise—names you might not know now, but will be hearing a lot from soon.
Jonah Ray is a writer/comedian originally from Kailua, Oahu. He's written and performed on shows like Human Giant, Supernews, Attack of the Show, Comedy Centrals Live At Gotham and Web Soup. A co-host on the NERDIST PODCAST with Chris Hardwick, Jonah also puts together a weekly comedy show at MELTDOWN COMIC BOOKS in Los Angeles, Ca with Kumail Nanjiani. Be sure to check out his blog at jonahray.com. He more often than not posts stuff about penguins, zombies, and Mystery Science Theater 3000.
Sara Benincasa is a comedian and author. She has appeared on MTV, VH1, CNN, Fuse, the History Channel, FX, NBC's Today Show, CBS, Japan's TV-Asahi, Russia Today TV, and Norwegian national television. Her comedy has won praise from the The New York Times, the Guardian, and CNN, and has earned her an ECNY (Emerging Comedian of New York) Award and a Webby nomination. In 2010, she brought her live show "Agorafabulous!" to several festivals, including the Norwegian Storytelling Festival in Oslo. Her memoir based on that show, Agorafabulous: Dispatches From My Bedroom (William Morrow/HarperCollins 2012) has been optioned for adaptation to a television series. Her most recent TV credits include FX's Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell and The History Channel's I Love the 1880s. Her long-running NYC storytelling show "Family Hour with Auntie Sara" debuts in its Los Angeles home at Nerdmelt Showroom in early 2013.
Dave Thomason is a stand-up comedian who was born in San Francisco and now tells jokes there. He recently won Rooftop Comedy’s Silver Nail Award recognizing the best up-and-coming comedians in the nation. Dave has performed at a bunch of neat-o festivals across the country, including the SF Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival. His stand-up has been featured on NPR’s Snap Judgment. You can catch him regularly at the Punch Line in San Francisco.
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All shows are 18 & over with valid photo ID.
There is a two drink minimum per person.
Cameras and video/audio recording devices are not permitted.
Hosted by Dave Thomason
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