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.
Chris Gethard is the host of the cult public access hit The Chris Gethard Show, the author of the book A Bad Idea I'm About to Do, and has been heard on This American Life as well as seen on The Office, Louie, The Other Guys, and the upcoming Iron Man 3. He's a mainstay performer at New York's Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, where he's been performing for 12 years. He was named one of Variety's ten comics to watch in 2010 and The Chris Gethard Show has been reviewed in the NY Times, inspired NY Magazine to refer to Chris as the "Carson of Cable Access", and lead to Gethard being interviewed on both Conan and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
After beginning his comedy career in his hometown of Vancouver, Glenn Wool moved to London in 1998 and quickly became one of the rising stars of the London comedy circuit. He was nominated as Best International Stand Up at the New Zealand Comedy Awards in 2003 and headlined the Stavinger Comedy Festival in 2004. In 2005, Glenn's live show 'You Don't Go To Hell For Eating Elephants' debuted at the prestigious Melbourne Comedy Festival and sold out the Edinburgh Festival. In May 2005 Glenn wrote and starred in What's The Story?, broadcast on Channel 4 as part of Comedy Lab. Since then, Glenn has appeared on numerous BBC television shows including The BBC Stand Up Show, Edinburgh Comedy, Elvis Has Left The Building, Live Floor Show, Comedy Cuts (ITV), and Political Animal. In 2009, Glenn made his US television debut on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham and signed with CAA. After his appearance at 2010's Sydney Comedy Festival, he was awarded the 2010 Time Out Sydney Comedy Award for Best of the Fest. He has appeared on John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show on Comedy Central and Paul Provenza’sThe Green Room on Showtime. Glenn’s albums Let Your Hands Go! and I’ll Ask Her are available through Stand Up! Records in stores and on iTunes.
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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 Caitlin Gill
Tickets subject to all applicable facility fees and service charges. Please note we may cancel any ticket orders that exceed the published ticket limit. Tickets may not be available in all price levels and sections. Small personal cameras are allowed in the venue. Commercial photography, flash photography, professional cameras and recording devices are not permitted.
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