The SF Sketchfest Dozen: Janine Brito & Ian Karmel
The SF Sketchfest Dozen: The Next Wave of Stand-Up Comedy Stars 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.
Janine Brito started doing standup comedy in St. Louis and has performed at clubs and theaters throughout the US and Hong Kong. She is the winner of the 2009 SF Women’s Comedy Competition, and recipient of Rooftop Comedy’s 2010 Silver Nail Award. Praised by 7×7 Magazine as “one of SF’s more daring voices” and one of “the 7 funniest people in town,” she was named the 2011 “Best Comedian with a Message” by the East Bay Express.
Brito is best known for her stint as a writer and on-air correspondent on the FX series, “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell,” produced by Chris Rock. Her appearances on the show won her praise from critics and audience members alike; The Huffington Post called her “hysterical and unique” and The Onion’s AVClub demanded, “More Janine Brito, please. Totally Biased needs so much more of her.”
Along with fellow bay area comics W. Kamau Bell and Nato Green, Janine is a member of “Laughter Against the Machine,” a grassroots comedy tour and forthcoming documentary film. Her recent festival appearances include Sketchfest, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, the Glasgow International Comedy Festival, and SxSW.
W. Kamau Bell calls her “a sarcastic, snarky smart bomb of comedy funk straight from the 80′s,” and the SF Weekly says she’s “a mean lesbian,” but she’s pretty sure that they mean it in a good way.
Ian Karmel is a homegrown Portland comedian whose style zig-zags between the eclectic and the universal. He is currently a writer and roundtable regular on E!’s “Chelsea Lately.” In 2013, Ian was invited to the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, where he was a breakout stand up in the New Faces category. Ian’s unique perspective helped him win the 2011 Funniest Person in Portland, 2010 Portland Amateur Comedy Competition and has given him the opportunity to perform at the Moontower Comedy Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot, Portland’s Helium Comedy Club, Philadelphia’s Helium Comedy Club, Minneapolis’ Acme Comedy Club, Austin’s Cap City Comedy Club, Seattle’s Comedy Underground and various clubs in Los Angeles. Ian’s other television credits include IFC’s Portlandia and the Travel Channel’s Best Sandwich in America, as well as a post-game analyst and commentator for the Portland Trailblazers. His training includes The Groundlings and the Upright Citizens Brigade and he is a regular contributor for the Portland Mercury. He currently lives in Los Angeles.
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