San Francisco Comedy and Burrito Festival | Performers

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Matt Braunger was raised in Portland, Oregon. An actor since childhood, Matt studied theatre in New York and improvisation in Chicago under such luminaries as Susan Messing and Del Close.

Matt was recently a series regular on MADtv, his television credits also include The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, The Late Show with David Letterman, United States of Tara, Pushing Daisies, Carpoolers, Acceptable TV, and Live At Gotham. Along with touring comedy clubs across the country, Matt has performed at a variety of prestigious comedy festivals including the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal 2007 & 2009, and Chicago in 2009, The TBS Comedy Festival Las Vegas 2007 & 2008, South By Southwest 2008 & 2009, and won the 2008 “Best Of The Fest” at the inaugural Rooftop Comedy Festival in Aspen. In 2009, he was named to Variety’s Top 10 Comics to Watch and Comedy Central’s Hot 9 in ’09 list, his debut album Soak Up The Night was released by Comedy Central Records and named to the iTunes REWIND Top 20 Albums of 2009. He also recorded his half hour Comedy Central Presents special that is scheduled to air April 2010.

Matt is currently a regular performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and Improv Comedy Club in Los Angeles.

Matt Braunger

Originally from Philadelphia, PA, Brendon Walsh established himself as a comedian in Austin, TX. In 2004, he won the “Funniest Person In Austin” contest and that same year also appeared on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” as his original character, “Scary Monster” (a terrible monster stand up comedian). In 2005 and 2006, Brendon was voted “Best Stand-Up Comedian” in the Austin Chronicle’s “Readers Poll”. In 2006 he appeared on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend” and on season 4 of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.” In 2007, he won the $10,000 grand prize on the comedy stage in an internet contest at, beating thousands of other people for the prize money and title of “Famecast Comedy Fenom”. Brendon was featured in the “New Faces” Showcase at the 2008 Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal where he was recognized as one of the breakout performers.

In 2009, Brendon moved to Los Angeles where he can be regularly seen performing at the likes of Largo, the Upright Citizens Brigade, Improv, Comedy Store as well as several alternative room. His TV credits also include being the first stand up to appear on TBS’ CONAN, and Comedy Central’s John Oliver’s New York Standup Show. Since moving to LA, Brendon has sold two vehicles to star in and co-write. In 2010 he sold “Crowded Apartment” to Spike. Most recently Brendon has been writing the pilot of “Walsh”, a half hour narrative for for Comedy Central, and he recorded his Comedy Central Stand Up Presents: The Half Hour special which premiered in May, 2012 and was the highest rated episode of the season.

Brendon Walsh

Guy Branum is a writer and comedian best known for serving as “Staff Homosexual” on Chelsea Lately and his performance as Natalie Portman’s sassy gay friend in No Strings Attached. Noticing a trend? He’s appeared on E!, MTV, G4, CurrentTV and lots of other channels you’d need to upgrade your cable to watch. He’s also a writer for the new season of Punk’d on MTV and Fashion Police on E!. That means he’s watched the Grammys at Joan Rivers’s house. Jealous? Guy also writes for the “Gay Voices” section of The Huffington Post and occasionally makes web vidoes where he dances around without his shirt on. But mostly, Guy is very, very beautiful and good at having sex.

Guy Branum

Portland-born Morgan Murphy has been doing stand-up since the age of 18. While still in college she made her first of what would be many appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live. She has also been seen on Comedy Central's Crank Yankers, Premium Blend, Last Call with Carson Daly, Samantha Who?, Comics Unleashed, MTV, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Morgan has toured with the Comedians of Comedy, and appears in the comedy concert film, “Comedians of Comedy: Live at the Troubador.” Bobcat Goldthwait cast Morgan in his last three films, including “World’s Greatest Dad” starring Robin Williams. She was most recently seen in "It's Kind of a Funny Story," a kind of a serious film starring Zach Galifianakis. An Emmy nominated writer, Morgan has written for multiple shows including Jimmy Kimmel Live and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. She currently writes for 2 Broke Girls on CBS. Named a “top ten comic to watch” by Variety magazine, Rolling Stone also included her in their 2011 list: "The New Wave of Comedy." Morgan has performed at the US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, as well as other festivals here and abroad. You can catch her as the Hanukkah Fairy in Aimee Mann's Christmas Tour, and as herself in the live talk show, "Morgan Murphy presents Jen Kirkman and Other Guests," at the UCB theater in LA.

Morgan Murphy

Originally from Oregon, this handsome young man has one of the tightest tushies in the biz. He now lives in Los Angeles where he is constantly cracking folks up, honestly! He is one third of the Award Winning Podcast The Bone Zone along with Brendon Walsh and Davey Johnson. Oh Man! You'll Love This Guy! @randyliedtke

Randy Liedtke

Jordan Morris is a Los Angeles-based writer/performer who's work you may have seen on IFC, Fuel TV and Funny or Die. He's the co-host of the Jordan Jesse Go! podcast and feels privileged to be here.

Jordan Morris

Jesse Thorn is the host and producer of Bullseye and Jordan, Jesse, Go!, and the co-host and producer of Judge John Hodgman. He's also the proprietor of

He founded The Sound of Young America in 2000, while a student at the University of California at Santa Cruz. In 2007, the show began to be distributed by Public Radio International, making Jesse the youngest national host in public radio history. The show became Bullseye in 2012.

In addition to his work at, he hosts and helps produce Put This On, a video series and blog about men's style. He also hosted The Grid, a culture recommendation program on IFC.

A native of San Francisco's Mission District, Jesse lives in Los Angeles with his wife, son Simon and two dogs.

Jesse Thorn

David Huntsberger is a stand-up comedian whose voice you might recognize from his weekly podcast Professor Blastoff or his appearances on Doug Loves Movies, The Biggest Mistake, Comedy Film Nerds, or the Nooner Podcasts. Or perhaps you've seen him touring with comics like Nick Swardson, Doug Benson, or his Professor Blastoff co-host Tig Notaro. Or maybe you’ve heard his albums Hello Robot and Humanitis – the latter of which, produced through Stand-Up! Records, was named to’s 2011 year end top ten list.

David has made appearances on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend as well as NBC’s Last Comic Standing and has also written jokes for the Comedy Central Roasts of Flava Flav and Joan Rivers as well as The Benson Interruption, also for Comedy Central. He has been invited to the Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival and is a regular at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, Oregon.

David is originally from Reno, Nevada but got his comedy start in Austin, Texas – where he was the runner-up in the 2006 Funniest Person in Austin contest. In his free-time, he enjoys drawing comics and animation – which can be seen at his website

David Huntsberger

Hasan Minhaj is a comedian and actor in Los Angeles. His viral web series ‘The Truth with Hasan Minhaj’ has been featured in countless publications including The Huffington Post, New York Times, and SF Weekly. Hasan’s comedic stylings will take center stage this winter as he hosts his very own talk show on MTV titled ‘Failosophy’. He has also appeared on E!'s 'Chelsea Lately', MTV's 'Disaster Date', and ABC Family's 'State of Georgia' with Raven Symone. Yes, that Raven Symone.

Hasan Minhaj

Hi I’m Taylor. I’m a comedian. I started performing stand-up comedy while I was a senior in high school in Del Mar, California. I now live in Los Angeles and travel the globe (if you don’t count countries other than America and Canada) telling jokes. I’ve performed at the prestigious JUST FOR LAUGHS COMEDY FESTIVAL in Montreal, Canada and I was the youngest person to perform on THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON. I’ve also appeared on MTV’s TRL (It was canceled 2 weeks later), COMEDY CENTRAL’S LIVE AT GOTHAM (canceled) and this past summer I was a semi-finalist on NBC’S LAST COMIC STANDING (canceled twice so far). Though I lost, it’s an honor to officially be one of the top 40 funniest people in the whole wide world and I look forward to ending more TV shows in the future.

Taylor Williamson

Comedian John Roy has appeared on numerous television programs including Conan, The Tonight Show, The Late Late Show, Last Comic Standing, and CBS' Star Search, where he was the first comedy champion. John is a regular performer on the most prestigious independent shows in comedy, including Meltdown, Comedy Bang Bang, and Whiplash, as well as the best comedy clubs in North America, such as the Laugh Factory, Comedy and Magic Club, and the Comic Strip. John began his career in Chicago and currently lives in Los Angeles. John has performed in the Just For Laughs Festival in Chicago, the HBO Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, OR.

John Roy

The hilarious Andy Haynes is a born & bred Pacific Northwestern. He's got an awesome coffee bean-crusted salmon served in a bed of flannel shirt that is too good for words. He recently appeared on the Conan O'Brien show, and has also appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, as well as at the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, as a New Face.

Andy Haynes

George Peyton Gordon III (yes that is his real name) is a comedian from Dale City, VA, (or as he likes to call it, the great state of Virginia). He currently lives in New York City where you can see his stand-up almost every night, then argue with him about things like which is the better Weezer album—Pinkerton or Blue (definitely Pinkerton)—or why Alien is better than Aliens (because it just is). He has been in the New York Underground Festival, The Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, OR, The Out of Bounds Comedy Festival in Austin, TX and his writing has been included in the blog Rock Bottom. (Read it.) He has an unhealthy obsession with using parentheses.

George Gordon

Barbara's comedy ranges from obscene to absurd, and everything in between. She can be seen performing jokes all over Los Angeles most of the time, and around the country the rest of the time. She recently opened for Kyle Kinane on the road, and has been featured on Huffington Post and in the LA Times, LA Weekly, and SF Weekly. She also produces shows. Like a bunch of them. Such as Lady to Lady, a lady comic talk show that's like the View but funny, and the Noble Experiment where she pairs LA comics together to see what happens. She also is the creator of one of the monthly showcase Space Boners at the Silverlake Lounge, and One-Two Punch: Comedy Show & Dance Party, which is held in her very own living room in Silverlake, and has boasted the likes of Maria Bamford, Pete Holmes, Matt Braunger and many others. She wants to write for television and would like this opportunity to ask you for a job.

Oh follow her on twitter @BabsGray, or check out her website

PS. I am her.

Barbara Gray

Chris Garcia started his comedy career as a children's theater actor, playwright, and improviser at UC Berkeley's Lawrence Hall of Science. After 3 years of dressing up in shark costumes and making kids across the country laugh and learn about science, Chris decided to move to San Francisco to pursue his childhood dream of becoming a stand up comedian.

Chris quickly became a regular at all of the major clubs in the Bay Area, including the San Francisco Punch Line, which awarded him the Dan Crawford Memorial Scholarship, an award celebrating their comedian of the year. Chris has had the privilege of working with such comics as Marc Maron, Bill Burr, David Cross, The Kids in the Hall, Aziz Ansari, Reggie Watts, Maria Bamford, and Robin Williams. After seeing him perform, Robin Williams praised Chris and called his act "funny, fearless, and straight from the heart."

7x7 Magazine featured Chris as "One of the 7 Funniest People in San Francisco" in their 2011 arts issue. Chris also won Rooftop Comedy's "Silver Nail Award" for up and coming comics.

Chris has written for Yahoo, Bing, Fast Company, and Life & Style Magazine. Chris also makes comedy music videos that have been featured on Comedy Central Insider, and MTV Tr3s. Festival performances include: San Francisco Sketchfest, The Bridgetown Comedy Festival, The Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival, SXSW, and Outside Lands.

Chris Garcia

Matt Goldich is a writer and stand-up comedian who has been a staff writer for the “Ellen DeGeneres Show” and the “Late Show with David Letterman.” He performs regularly in clubs and alternative venues in New York City and Los Angeles, and at colleges around the country. In 2006, he appeared on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend.” While attending Brown University, Matt was selected as one of the five funniest college students in America by and performed at the US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado. He has also written for VH1′s “Best Week Ever,” as well as the game shows “Stump the Schwab,” “The World Series of Pop Culture,” and “Cash Cab” (for which he won a Daytime Emmy award). Matt contributed to the Random House book “Bar Mitzvah Disco” as well as the “Style Slip-Ups” section of Life & Style magazine.

Matt Goldich

Sharon Houston is a stand up comic, storyteller, and podcaster. Sharon is a regular at the Improv in Hollywood and appears regularly at clubs around L.A. She's appeared on VH1, GSN, E!, and MTV. A regular at Moth StorySlams, Sharon has appeared on one Moth GrandSlam at Echoplex in L.A., a Moth Gala at Crash Mansion in NYC, and has been featured on KCRW's radio show "The Business" and KCRW's podcast, "Strangers." Her podcast that chronicles the behind the scenes stories of daytime court TV shows, "Daytime Justice", was featured on AV Club's Podmass and Podcast Squared. You can follow her on Twitter at @sharon_houston, @daytimejustice and around her neighborhood in Larchmont Village. She'd prefer you just follow her on Twitter.

Sharon Houston

Nate Craig is a writer and regular on Comedy Central's "Mash-up". He's also been featured on Tosh.0, The Best of the Bob & Tom show and written for NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion, with Garrison Keillor. Nate was a featured performer at the HBO Las Vegas Comedy Festival and also at the 2012 "Laugh Your Asheville Off" Comedy Festival, Asheville NC. He has performed at both the Steppenwolf and Second City Theaters in Chicago and is a regular at the Hollywood IMPROV.

Nate Craig

Comedian Alex Koll is a self-described “Funnyman and Entertainmenter of variable power and speed.” Developing a taste for the absurd at an early age, Alex’s comedy has grown organically to reflect a far-reaching creativity that has two dirty sneakers planted firmly on the ground. His act dips and weaves between what’s right in front of us all and unexpected forays into the strange. Alex has performed at the prestigious Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, garnering a “Best of New Faces” nod, and appeared on Comedy Central’s “Live At Gotham.”

“As you might expect, given his bizarre online trail, his standup is influenced by the nonsequitur-laden absurdism of Mitch Hedberg and Zach Galifianakis. But what makes Koll’s act special is how he bridges the gulf between askew alt-comedy and grounded, observational humor. It’s a rare quality in the alternative-comedy community, where many are intent on out-quirking one another. Whether going on obscure tangents or offering up more straightforward observations, Koll’s comic voice is his own.” - SF Weekly

Alex is currently flightless and unable to lay eggs.

Alex Koll

Utah born Seattle based Emmett Montgomery has been failing beautifully on stage since 2004. Emmett has performed in the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Sasquatch Festival and Bumbershoot Arts and Music Festival and was listed by Seattle Met Magazine as one of seven reasons why Seattle is funny. Mr. Montgomery tells jokes from his heart, most of the time his heart is full of hope but sometimes it is full of spiders.

Emmett Montgomery

My name is Sean Patton. I am Comedian based in New York and Los Angeles by way of New Orleans. I cut my teeth doing standup in the Crescent city and since have performed at Caroline’s, The Comedy Cellar, Gotham, The Improv, UCBNY, UCBLA, The Melbourne International comedy festival (2011), The Montreal Just for Laughs comedy festival (2008, 2010), and many other clubs around the US and Canada. I made my Basic Cable debut on Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham” (2009) and my Network TV debut on “Late night with Jimmy Fallon” (2010). I also recently appeared on “Conan” (2011).

I love doing what I do. Some of you will love it too (thanks!), but some of you will not (thanks for coming)

My big plans for the future are to continue sharing my comedy with as many people as possible and to one day fall in love with You. Yes, You, the person reading this bio right now. Don’t worry about breaking my heart because I plan on turning the experience into material anyway. Later!

Sean Patton

Jim Tews is a comic and writer based in New York City. He's worked with HBO Labs, MTV Digital, and was selected as one of 2012's New Faces at Just for Laughs Montreal. He has yet to completely accept his parents' divorce and is on a quest to get them back together. Will he accidentally find wisdom and maturity along his journey?

(Photo by Mindy Tucker)

Jim Tews

Karl Hess is a person & stand-up comedian who lives in Los Angeles. He enjoys tacos and leisure.

He has performed at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest, The Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland for three years, the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in Atlanta at which he was a finalist, HellYes Fest in Austin, and numerous others whose inclusion might render this biographical blurb unwieldy and verbose. He has been featured on G4 TV, TruTV, by as one of the Best Underground Comics of 2011, and he plays reguarly at the top shows in LA and across the country.

Karl Hess

Joselyn Hughes is a comedian with one big ear who is totally okay with treating her dog like a human in public. She's written for vh1, MTV, Comedy Central and the internets. You can learn where to see her jokes in person at and follow her jokes on twitter at

Joselyn Hughes

Billy Wayne Davis is the thinking man’s hillbilly. With a combination of subtle, disarming intelligence and an unmistakable comfort on stage, he has the rare ability to win over every kind of comedy audience imaginable. After making a name for himself in his homeland of Nashville, TN, he has gone on to perform in virtually every corner of the United States, from the deep south to the “alternative comedy” hotbed of Seattle, WA. He was the 2010 runner-up in the Seattle International Comedy Comp, performed at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival as well as San Fran's Sketchfest and Atlanta's Laughing Skull festival. He was named one of Rooftop Comedy's 2012 Comics to Watch, and has released his self titled debut album this year.

Billy Wayne Davis

Maggie Maye has always had a knack for making people laugh. From her first time on stage, she knew she loved stand up even more than she loved candy. Well, actually, it's a tie, but still, that's a whole lot.

Maggie has been called one of the funniest up and coming comics in Austin, has been a multiple time finalist in the Funniest Person in Austin contest and was featured in Austin Monthly magazine. I’ll bet you can probably guess where this broad lives. She’s also been a featured performer at Bridgetown Comedy Fest, FunFunFun Fest, the Women in Comedy Festival, and the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival. She has had the opportunity to share the stage with some pretty badass acts, such as Janeane Garofalo, Hannibal Buress, Todd Berry, Earth, Wind & Fire, and the legendary Paul Mooney, who gave her the nickname “Black Barbie.” Also, this 6-year-old once told her she was the funniest person ever, so she’s got that going for her.

If you see her perform, Maggie uses her charm, wit and backhanded form of observational humor to make you laugh and hopefully think.

Maggie Maye

Kevin Camia is a local comedy hero. He's been on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, voted best up and coming comic at the Rooftop Aspen Comedy Festival, and his CD "Kindness" was voted a top 10 comedy album of 2010 on iTunes.

Kevin will eventually move, someday. He always has had a bit of an old-school comedy mentality of staying in the city and becoming a headliner before venturing out. So far he's headlined at the San Jose Improv, Cobb's Comedy Club and the San Francisco Punch Line. He is also a go-to-headliner for the various alternative rooms in the bay area. So what gives? Get the fuck out already? Truth be told, Kevin has been fixing his credit and has seen a professional counselor to help manage his debt and establish a savings plan. Once he reaches his goal of a credit score of around 680 as well as 8.5k in his savings account, he is out. So see him perform before he gets his shit together!

Kevin Camia

Paco Romane is an award-winning comedian and a familiar face to Bay Area comedy fans. In 2012, he was voted "Best Comedian" in the SF Weekly's "Best of the Bay", and as recently noted, "7 years of success have kept Paco Romane at the top of SF's comedy scene." In addition to stand-up, Paco is also a longtime member of the Bay Area sketch-comedy institution Killing My Lobster. He also produces the SF-based comedy show "The Romane Event", which the Onion hailed as "hilarious". The Romane Event stage has become a favorite destination for comedy legends, up-and-coming comedians, and fans of comedy. He has also written and directed many popular comedy videos and has performed stand-up across the country in clubs and festivals, including The SF Punchline, Sacramento Punchline, Dr Grins, San Jose Improv, The Purple Onion, SF Sketchfest, The Gulf Coast Comedy Festival, SF Comedy Day and more. He has also worked with Robin Williams, Rick Overton, Jake Johannsen, Mr. T, Joe Rogan, Will Durst, and many other great comedians. Paco Romane is spicy but not hispanic.

Paco Romane

Brandie Posey is a stand up comedian/writer/producer who has performed in venues all over Los Angeles from The Upright Citizens Brigade to The Hollywood Improv to the rec room of a section 8 housing development in Compton. She has also hit the road, making audiences laugh in San Francisco, Chicago, New York, Washington DC, Phoenix & as a featured performer at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland. She has appeared on MTV, E! & Comedy Central's Tosh.0. Quickly making a name for herself, Brandie weaves complex stories and rants based on the quirky, everyday moments she finds herself in – epic tales from the mundane. She has been published on The Apiary and produces two hit shows in Los Angeles - Lady To Lady & Picture This - both at The Little Modern Theater. Please follow her on twitter @Brandazzle.

Brandie Posey

Ralphie Hardesty is essentially what would happen if Roseanne Barr were born a Midwestern gay dude who lives in Texas. In the year and a half since Ralph Hardesty has started writing and performing comedy he was named Austin, Texas's "Best Advocate of Drinking and Fact Checking 2010" by the Austin Chronicle, he has performed at the Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival and the Ladies Are Funny Festival (although he is male, he is still a lady), he has made it to the semis of The Funniest Person in Austin Contest, he has been featured in The Austin-American Statesman and the Onion A.V. Club, and he has taken at least one extremely cheesy headshot.

Ralph Hardesty

Originally from Chicago, Aarona, who calls herself "the beauty with the brains”, is working on becoming America's favorite funny-girl with thought-provoking, high-energy, original comedy material. Aarona has performed all over the country, including in the UK! Credits include: Jamie Foxx’s Laffapalooza, Martin Lawrence 1st Amendment Stand-up, NBC Standup for Diversity and Creator/Host of “The Velvet Circus” a sketch and stand-up comedy live show. Her comedic ability, coupled with her catchy songwriting proves she was born to be a star.

Aarona Browning

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". He lives in a one bedroom apartment with his girlfriend, dog, and Xbox 360.

Dave Thomason

Ross Parsons is a New York comic who got his start in Seattle in 2006. The Stranger's Dave Segal describes him as "a more meta, 21st-century Steven Wright, with a cool line in hilarious deadpan non-sequiturs and bizarre twists on common comedy tropes. His act is like a guy who's just woke up and groggily relates the scrambled contents of his very strange mind, intoning one surprising downered epiphany after another." Ross participated in the 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 editions of the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, in addition to the Bumbershoot Music and Arts festival in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011. Ross was also a finalist the American Eagle Campus Comedy Challenge. He has never been to San Francisco before.

Ross Parsons

Marga Gomez was named 2012 "Best of The Bay Comedian" in the SFBay Guardian Reader's Choice Awards. She was also voted 2012 "Best Comedian" in the SF Weekly reader's poll. Her TV credits include LOGO, HBO and Showtime. Marga produces the "Comedy Bodega" showcase every Thursday at Esta Noche on 16th near Mission.

Marga Gomez

Ronn Vigh, so-sexy-it’s-difficult-to-not-jump-his-bones-while-he’s-on-stage, brings his unique brand of comedy to clubs, colleges, and airport lavatories all over the world. His brash attitude and acerbic wit have earned him a comparison to a young Joan Rivers by SF Weekly. Well, if she were male, gay, and didn’t shoot Botox by the pound. He was featured on NBC’s Last Comic Standing II and produces the popular weekly comedy series, “Harvey’s Funny Tuesdays” in the Castro District of San Francisco. No stranger to the comedy club and alternative scene, he has been featured at venues such as the San Francisco Punchline, Cobb's Comedy Club, Rooster T. Feathers, Palm Springs Pride, 10th Annual Michigan ComedyFest, Rooftop Comedy’s Out Loud Festival, Las Vegas Out Q Festival, Lake Tahoe Gay & Lesbian WinterFest, Reno Pride and the list goes on and on and on—much like when Ronn speaks.

Ronn Vigh

Will Weldon is a comedian living Los Angeles, but who is originally from Canada (shh, don't tell anyone!) Nice things have been written about his comedy in places like The Stranger's Slog, The Comedy Bureau, and, and in 2012 he was selected to perform at the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal. There were no survivors.

Will Weldon

Greg Edwards is a smiley comedian from the great state of Virginia. He moved to the bay area in 2001 to hone his comedic skills in San Francisco. Greg Slowly but surely made himself a staple in the SF comedy community, with his one-liners and weird observation on life, race and relationships. Greg was a new Face in Jamie Foxx's 2006 Laffapolozza, a regular at SF sketchfest, and he won the prestigious Dan Crawford award from the SF punchline in 2008. Greg has opened for countless Headliners and is currently living in Los Angeles doing standup making smoothies & doing yoga.

Greg Edwards

Paul Goebel is an actor and stand-up comedian and has been seen on such familiar TV shows as Will & Grace and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Most importantly, Paul is the King of TV Trivia and has appeared on numerous TV and radio programs sharing his TV knowledge. At the start of the millenium, Paul proved himself to be the King of TV Trivia by taking the top spot in TV Land’s Ultimate Fan Search earning him a wealth of prizes including his own hour to host and program on TV Land’s weekly schedule. He has been featured in Maxim and People magazine as well as TV Guide. Paul has also written TV-related articles for websites and publications such as,, and as well as his own site Paul has produced and hosted his own podcast, The Paul Goebel Show since 2007 in which he discusses television and pop culture in general with such guests as Paul Provenza (The Aristocrats), Wendi Mclendon-Covey (Reno 911), Scott Krinsky (Chuck) and Dave Koechner (Anchorman). Paul is best known to his fans as the resident “TV Geek.” on Comedy Central’s gameshow, Beat the Geeks. In his spare time, Paul is a Tom Jones impersonator

Paul Goebel

Jesse Elias is a fresh, ripe San Francisco comic ready to be picked and enjoyed. Jesse Elias draws creative inspiration from music and literature of the 19th century and cartoons and candy of the 1990s. SFCBF caps off a year of fun festivals for Jesse Elias, following Sketchfest, Bridgetown, and Outside Lands. Prior to that, Jesse Elias did a cool show called The Smug Shift which was apparently replayed on Sirius XM radio, but he never got to hear it because Jesse Elias doesn't know anybody with a satellite radio. Prior to that, Jesse Elias competed and won in an SF comedy talent show where he reproduced another comedian's vocal patterns on electric violin. Join Jesse Elias for a magical evening.

Jesse Elias

Ngaio Bealum has recently been seen on 'The Sarah Silverman Program' and was a runner-up in the San Francisco International Comedy Competition. He has also appreared on MTV's 'Half-Hour Comedy Hour,' BET's 'Comic View,' A&E's "Evening at The Improv,' Comedy Central's 'Comic Justice,' and 'Make Me Laugh.' He was also the front-man for the popular 'Wammy Award' winning San Francisco Based hip-hop band MostChill Slackmob.

Ngaio Bealum

Jon Huck is an actor and a comedian. His humor can best be described as honest, observational and self-deprecating. His material ranges from TV friendly to wildly inappropriate. Jon performs stand up all over the country and has appeared on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham. His first CD Fantasticular Hilaritation, which is available on itunes, was called “raving mad with a tinge of brilliance” by

Jon also portrayed several characters during the run of MTV’s popular hidden camera show Punk’d. Most recently he appeared on VH1’s Undateable as well as several national commercials. Jon can also be seen in the upcoming feature films Garbage and Dumbbells.

Jon Huck

Tamra Brown is a writer, actress, and stand-up comic who can be seen at various indie/alternative venues around Los Angeles, as well as well-known stages like The Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater and iO West. She has performed in the 2010 Del Close Marathon in New York and the 2011 Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, OR. Tamra worked for many years for the sketch comedy series MADtv and currently tells humorous and off-color stories about travel destinations on her podcast, Down & Dirty Travel. Tamra graduated from Emerson College in Boston and is originally from Kansas City, MO.

Tamra Brown

Matt Ingebretson performs standup all over LA. He runs the popular LA comedy showcase, Art Fuck, and has written for Funny or Die, MTV, and Spike. His jokes have been featured on Huffington Post and Witstream. Matt’s humor is dark, absurd, and delightful.

Matt Ingebretson

Brooks started his comedy career fresh out of high school in Iowa. During college, he performed throughout the Midwest and was a contributing writer for After spending time performing in Chicago, he decided to move to the Los Angeles where he is quickly being noticed for his unique stand up. Brooks was recently reviewed in the London Times which stated, “Wheelan is himself a name to watch, getting great reviews for his sharp and sometimes dark observations of American life.”

Brooks Wheelan

A real gem of a human being, Tony is originally from the part of the country where decent people come from but can’t wait to get out of: The Midwest (Chicago, specifically). He now lives in Los Angeles among the endless sunshine, smog, perma-tans, and general assholeness.

In addition to his stand-up comedy and vast array of characters, Tony has also specialized in improv and sketch comedy.

He is the co-creator and long time executive producer of the critically acclaimed “alt-comedy” show Chicago Underground Comedy and has written and/or produced many other highly successful sketch and stand-up comedy shows including The Pop Stand and Hub Bub. He has also performed on Comedy Death-Ray, Los Angeles’ premiere comedy show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. You can see him some times on the television too, as he has appeared on cool show’s like G4′s Attack of the Show.

Currently he serves as Editor-in-Chief of the online humor news site,

He has participated and been featured in these great festivals: San Francisco Sketchfest, Chicago Sketchfest, The NY Fringe Festival, Chicago Snubfest, The New York Underground Comedy Festival, The Los Angeles Comedy Festival, Seattle’s Bumbershoot Comedy and Music Festival, and The Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, OR.

Tony Sam

Sean Keane is a writer and comic from San Francisco, a former editor of UC Berkeley’s humor magazine, and and a founder of "The Business," an acclaimed weekly comedy showcase.He has performed at SF Sketchfest and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and regularly produces a series of standup-and-video showcases, including "Sean In 60 Seconds," "The Seanshank Redemption," and "Keane Wolf." Rooftop Comedy gave him their Silver Nail Award for emerging comedians, and the San Jose Mercury News named him one of their Top Five Comics To Watch.

Sean Keane

The only child of an original L.A. Valley Girl and a Midwestern jazz drummer, Dax has cornered that unique Beatnik/Mallrat/Trekkie demographic. Raised on the fruits of the 80’s standup explosion, his early exposure to everything from Stan Freberg to George Carlin have ingrained in him a wide variety of styles and perspectives. An ability to tailor the act to crowds from Catholic High School grad parties to lumberjack bars in rural Idaho to hipsters in downtown Chicago has allowed him to take advantage of every opportunity to come his way, including writing jokes for Senator Ron Wyden (D-Or). He can be heard on XM/Sirius satellite radio and The Bob & Tom Show. He has also appeared in several films and television programs seen internationally.

“Not just great…Brilliant.”
-Eddie Brill, ‘Late Show’ Booker

Dax Jordan

Chris Thayer is back and wilder than ever! Ladies, hold on to your panties--and fellas, hold onto your ladies--as he puts the "F-U" back in "fun" and the "fun" back in "funky"! Critics and audiences agree: Chris is one funny-a** motherf*cker!

(Additionally, he is a San Francisco-based comic; a member of weekly SF comedy show "The Business"; a frequent performer at Hemlock Tavern's "Club Chuckles"; the creator and host of the monthly stand-up series "Warm Regards"; and has appeared at SF Sketchfest and Bridgetown Comedy Festival.)


Chris Thayer

Chicago native, Renee Gauthier has been seen doing stand up on “Last Call With Carson Daly” and Season 7 of “Last Comic Standing”. Other credits include recurring panelist for “Chelsea Lately”, “50 Most Epic Moments” on E!. Was chosen as a “New Face” for TBS “Just For Laughs Comedy Festival” in Montreal. You can also check Renee out on Comedy Central featured in the 2012 “South Beach Comedy Festival”

Renee Gauthier

Dave Ross is a stand-up comedian and storyteller in Los Angeles, CA.

He is the creator of the wildly successful Holy F*ck comedy show, and performs regularly at renowned theaters and clubs across the country, including Meltdown and the Hollywood Improv. He is a MOTH StorySlam winner and co-host of Nerdist's Sex Nerd Sandra Podcast. He's smiley as hell and probably likes you.

Dave Ross

Growing up an ugly duckling, Katie Compa developed a biting sense of humor as a highly effective defense mechanism. Now, she uses it to write and perform comedy. Equal parts sassy, smart, and sarcastic, Katie’s mile-a-minute delivery and critical, reasoned point of view crack up audiences across the U.S. and Europe. Katie most recently performed in the 2012 San Francisco Sketchfest. She is based in New York City, and performs regularly on both coasts.

Katie Compa

Jake Weisman is a comedian living in Los Angeles, CA. He's in a sketch group called WOMEN. He loves cats and he thinks people are attractive.

Jake Weisman

Alice Wetterlund would like take a moment to dedicate this bio to her late cat, Sparkles. A three-year veteran of the NYC Stand-up and Improv scenes, Alice has inspired awe regularly at such critically acclaimed NYC shows as Big Terrific, College Humor Live, and at a host of other venues like Comix, Broadway Comedy Club and UCB (East and Chelsea), all while finding time to care for her beloved feline companion, Sparkles. Her acerbic yet goofy brand of stand- up gives hell to Craig’slist perverts, rapey cops and unfriendly fashionistas in clubs throughout the country, most of which “don’t serve cats,” whatever that means. A UCB veteran, she ran a flourishing improv and stand-up show at The Creek and The Cave for two years, and she's written for Slate magazine and has been a contributing writer for Night of the Living with Kurt Braunholer at the PIT since it's inception, though none of it really matters now that Sparkles is gone.

Alice Wetterlund

Richard Bain started doing standup in North Carolina in 2003 and then moved to Portland, Oregon in 2005. After becoming one of Portland’s favorite comedians he decided to move to Los Angeles in 2011. When he’s not on stage making you laugh, he’s probably making videos with his friends better known as Decision Makers Penthouse. Their videos have been featured as Will Ferrell’s favorites on and Bain starred in one that was featured on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien.

Richard Bain

From his elaborate characters and sketches, to his provocative songs and animation, Drennon has made a name for himself as one of the most innovative minds in today’s comedy scene. His live performances of the Imaginary Radio Program combine live music and beat-boxing with one-man sketches into a show that the Los Angeles Comedy Bureau writes "not only lives up to its name, but exceeds expectation in what you could possibly think it is." Drennon was featured on NBC's Last Call and was a semi finalist on Last Comic Standing. His new animated show The Long Legs can be seen on MTV's rebirth of Liquid Television in 2012.

Drennon Davis

Christian Spicer is really cool. He is hip, smart, and funny. He has done stuff. He plays video games. He likes comic books. He has written stuff. He does stand up. He does improv. He acts. He thinks the world of you. OK, fine, you want some's a little...Christian is the creator and co-host of Double Jump, a late-night style talk show about video games, at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre; the creator and co-host of IMPRO(vs)TANDUP at the Nerdist Theater at Meltdown Comics; the co-host of Lestats Comedy Night; a writer for the 2012 CBS Diversity Showcase; a regular guest on the Shacknews podcast Weekend Confirmed; people like him on Twitter; and has an adorable chocolate lab named Beesly.

Christian Spicer

Xander Deveaux is a Portland based stand up comedian, who in his first year of comedy was a finalist in the 2012 portlands funniest person contest, was a featured performer in the 2012 Portland pride festival, and has featured for comedians Kristine Levine, and Andy Andrist among others. Xander makes love to men, but his comedy will make love to your ears, regardless of gender or sexual preference.

Xander Deveaux

Casey Ley's comedy has been seen in festivals such as SFSketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, OR and the Moontower Comedy Festival in Austin, TX. He is the host and creator of the popular monthly stand-up show "This Feels Wrong" and a weekly comedy game show called "Mayhem Trivia." He's been featured on NPR and was voted the Bay Area's best comic by readers of SF Weekly in 2012.

Casey Ley

Dan Bialek is a professional writer and comedian who lives in Los Angeles, California. He's the creator, head writer and one of the voices for the popular web series Action Figure Therapy as well as the co-founder of Dorksplosion Media Group, a digital comedy production studio in Los Angeles, California. He also hosts the popular standup comedy showcase Twelve Shiny Nickels every Friday night at the Hollywood Improv. In his free time he wishes he had more free time. Learn more here:

Dan Bialek

Daryl Wright is an emerging talent and hilarious comic. Currently he performs at clubs across America and has appeared as a feature comic on the Showtime Special Jon Lovitz Presents, Comedy Central's Comics to Watch 2012, and was featured on George Carlin's 75th Birthday Show for the Thomas Jefferson Center. Daryl's star is just starting to shine brighter than ever.

Daryl Wright

Natisha Anderson is a basketcase of cute --- like Little Orphan Annie after a panic attack. Originally from the cornfields of Indiana, she first performed in an elementary school production of Dinosaurs as Paleontologist #4. Natisha now resides in Los Angeles. She has appeared in national Super Bowl commercials, a Comedy Central pilot, and the cooking show Fed Up. Natisha recently performed in the Set List Show at the Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival. She also placed in the top four finalist in CA's Funniest Female Contest - out of 90 women. She still loves dinosaurs.

Natisha Anderson

Jules Posner is a stand up comedian and San Francisco native. He has been described as a comedian who, “puts the ‘b’ in subtle”. Jules started performing at various open mics around the San Francisco Bay Area in January of 2009 and has quickly established himself in the comedy community. Recently Jules was a featured comic on’s No Drink Minimum. Additionally, he has been featured multiple times on as well as the web series Road Trip on Hulu. Although Jules Posner is based in San Francisco, he performs all over the country. Jules also performed in SF Sketchfest 2011 and 2012.

Jules Posner

Sam Tallent's from Denver. Sam has been described as 'the black flag of comedy' and a zine in Denmark said 'Sam is the surreal voice of an earnestly silly generation'. Reggie Watts, TJ Miller, Joe Rogan, Kyle Kinane, Sean Patton and other quality gigglesmiths have worked with Sam and not complained to management. His home club is the Denver Comedy Works and he curates Too Much Funstival! at the end of August in Denver.

Sam Tallent

Mary Van Note is a stand-up comedienne of the weird variety. She performs at colleges, clubs and festivals across the country and she is the creator and star of the award winning Independent Film Channel web series The Mary Van Note Show: Gavin Really Wants Me. The San Francisco Bay Guardian called her a “Zine-Queen Comedian” as she regularly makes zines, crafts and mini-comics. Her specialties are stick-figures and cross-stitch. She also posts regularly on her personal style and comics blog at

Mary Van Note

Brendan Lynch has established himself as a comedian to look out for in the California Bay Area. He is a regular performer at clubs all over the Northern California and has performed in the San Francisco SketchFest for the last two years. Don't by deceived by Brendan's low-key manner. Prepare yourself for an outrageous slice outside the cookie cutter of life. Brendan's astute observational comedy will surprise you with its bold sarcasm, absurd twists, and hilarious punchlines.

Brendan Lynch

Eli Olsberg is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actor based in Los Angeles, CA. He performs at clubs and colleges across the country. He performed at TBS’ Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in 2012 and has been seen on E!’s “Chelsea Lately.”

In LA, he co-produces (with comedian TJ Miller) the popular bi-weekly stand-up show “Performance Anxiety,” at The Pleasure Chest in West Hollywood. He can be seen at local clubs and alternative venues and is a regular at The Laugh Factory and the Hollywood Improv. He also co-hosts (with comedian Jake Weisman) the popular podcast “The Morning After… Podcast,” named Best New Podcast of 2010 by Laughspin Magazine. The podcast also records live episodes, along with video segments done at various premiers, red carpet events, and fan conventions.

"an alternately confident and self-depricating style.. a man to watch if you are looking for comedic entertainment that is intelligent, incisive, and with a bit of an edge.” – LA Comedy Club Examiner

That quote had some big words in it, the person who wrote it clearly know what they’re talking about! Eli also loves dogs, cookie dough, and like everyone else, enjoys all kinds of music, except country.

Eli Olsberg

Reid Faylor invites you to take a journey with him to the center of his own private universe. With the enthusiasm of an excited - albeit unstable - preschool teacher, he guides you to see the world through his eyes, imparting a sense of childlike wonderment with bright, happy insanity. Reid’s world is a living cartoon, where he gets into arguments with animals, takes counsel from inanimate objects, and creates sensational characters. He gains your trust with his affable charm and striking wit, taking you to the brink of lunacy…and you’ll be glad you went. Reid has performed at the Just for Laughs Festival in Chicago, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and San Francisco Sketchfest.

Reid Faylor

Joe Hafkey's standup has been described as "silly", "hysterical" and "everything in between". A recent transplant to Austin, Joe has quickly established himself as one of the can't miss comics in town. Mere months after arriving in Austin Joe earned himself a spot in the finals of the prestigious Funniest Person in Austin Contest, and also one time made a man wet himself with a tennis racket joke. Joe has opened for Doug Stanhope, Kyle Kinane, and has been a part of the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival and Hell Yes! Fest in New Orleans. Blending absurd observation with probing self-deprecation, his is an act you don't want to miss!

Joe Hafkey

Solomon Georgio burst into the Seattle comedy scene with his own brand of absurd, indignant irreverence. A finalist for NBC’s Stand Up for diversity, a finalist at the 2010 San Francisco International Comedy Competition and a semi-finalist in the 2009 Seattle International Comedy Competition. Solomon Georgio has also been a regular performer at the Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival (Seattle, WA) and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival (Portland, OR).

Solmon Georgio

Dave Child breathes, writes, and jokes in Los Angeles but tells everyone he's from a small town in Massachusetts you've never heard of. He's performed at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Festival, and for The Moth radio show and podcast. He's currently the co-host of the podcast: Friday Night Film School, and the owner of the website:, where you can find a bunch of jokes, videos, and his twitter handle: @mrdavechild.

David Child

Named one of the Bay Area's “Top 5 Comedians to Watch” by the San Jose Mercury News and SF Weekly Best of Award Winner for "Racial Humor You Don't Feel Guilty Laughing At" Kaseem Bentley is a African American comic from San Francisco who brings style and class to stand-up comedy with his unique and razor sharp observations.

Kaseem Bentley has been steadily making a name for himself across the Bay Area mastering B Rooms, shit holes, and dive bars. Known for his crowd control and style of stand-up comedy he isnt afraid to touch taboo subjects including sex,drugs, politics, or race. His powerful stage presence and receptive persona will quickly shift the vibe of any room and place and leave the audience wanting more. He has performed at the clubs across the Bay Area including the Purple Onion, Rooster T. Feathers, and the San Francisco Punchline.

Kaseem Bentley

Paul Jay started his comedy career in Los Angeles, which is like starting your cow career in a piranha tank. He has performed at Portland's Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot, the Improv, the Comedy Store, and more than one bowling alley. He loves Mission burritos more than he loves certain members of his family. His computerized nonsense is available at and

Paul Jay

Danielle Radford was an honor student throughout her school days. So the fact that she didn’t finish college, doesn’t have a driver’s license, and can’t hold down a job is just as much of a surprise to her as it is for everyone else. An adept storyteller, Danielle feels very strongly about stuff sometimes. Naturally uninhibited and easily distracted, she is like some kind of crazy candy that is both sweet AND tart. We can’t say the name here, but yeah. That one.

Danielle has performed at Bumbershoot and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival.

Danielle Radford

Emily Maya Mills is a San Francisco native, currently living in Los Angeles. As an actor, she's been seen on Parks and Recreation, Ellen, Conan, Childrens’ Hospital, Key and Peele, Harry's Law and many of television’s weirder commercials. She's a regular performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles and a member of the sketch group, Birds of Prey, which won Punchline Magazine's Best Sketch Group in 2011. Emily performs stand-up around the country from LA to NYC, SF, Austin and Portland in the 2012 Bridgetown Comedy Festival. She's been named an “Up-and-Coming Comedienne You Should Be Laughing At” by and a “Funny Female to Follow on Twitter” by the Huffington Post. Last year, she worked as a spokes model for cherry tomatoes.

Emily Maya Mills

Ivan Hernandez combines dryness and yelling to discuss the important things in life, like food and women and drugs and comic books. Ever since beginning stand-up in his teens, his performances have been marked by a loud, sarcastic, self-deprecating wit. He’s performed at the 2011 and 2012 Bridgetown Comedy Festivals, the 2012 SF Sketchfest, the Florida Supercon comic book convention, the San Francisco Punchline, the International Cannabis and Hemp Expo, the Purple Onion, and will soon be performing in the first San Francisco Comedy and Burrito Festival. Boars, Gore, and Swords, the podcast he co-hosts with fellow comedian Red Scott, has surpassed over 250,000 downloads. After a long stretch of living in Florida, he currently resides in San Francisco.

Ivan Hernandez

Rohit Kohli is a comedy and burrito person who lives in New York City. Here are some random, but extremely important things you should know about him: He made his stand up television debut on a local late night show in Vermont called "Late Night Saturday with Tim Kavanagh" when he was 17. He is now 22 and has not been on TV since. He has appeared at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival and the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival. He writes dumb things on his blog ( and on Twitter (@rohitkohli). He aspires to be named in Highlights Magazine's "Top Comics to Watch" list. He currently has a beard but is considering shaving it off soon. He regrets including the previous sentence in his bio. He is not a racist.

Rohit Kohli

Carly Rhodes is a LA based stand up comedian, writer and actor who spent most of her formative years in Pleasanton. She most recently wrote for NBC's "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" and has appeared multiple times on Comedy Central's "Tosh.0". Her writing can be seen on NBC, Comedy Central, Cliq'd Comedy and her twitter @CarlyRhodes.

Carly Rhodes

Josh Gondelman is a writer and comedian who incubated in Boston before moving to New York City. With years of experience as a preschool teacher and a pretty good guy, he charms audiences using his good-natured storytelling and cracks them up with his sharp, pointy wit. In 2010, Josh traveled to Atlanta for the inaugural Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, where he turned heads and captured first prize! Since then he has become an in-demand performer on a national scale. He has performed at the Rooftop Comedy Festival in Aspen, CO, and headlined at the Laugh Your Asheville Off Festival in Asheville, NC. More recently he has appeared in the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and SF Sketchfest. Josh’s grandmother was especially thrilled to see him on television on G4's “Attack of the Show” and MavTV’s “Rooftop on the Road.” Gondelman's first CD, “Everything’s The Best” was released in November of 2011 by Rooftop Comedy Productions.

Josh Gondelman

Ben Feldman is a standup comedian and comedy writer based in San Francisco (originally from the East Coast) who performs regularly at the Bay Area's top comedy clubs, including the SF Punchline, Cobb's Comedy Club, and Rooster T. Feathers, as well as shows at clubs and other venues throughout California and beyond.

Ben’s acerbic wit is provocative yet playful, delivered with glints of absurdity as he teeters back and forth along the thick line between aggression and charm. In other words, he’s a heavily sarcastic but likeable smart ass.

"Ben has a wonderful dry wit." - Robin Williams

"He's hilarious!" - Rick Overton

Ben is a contributing writer for Rooftop Comedy and showcases some of his own work on

Ben Feldman

Joe Gorman is the creator of the “Babyfaces of Comedy Tour” whose humor ranges from the mundane to the absurd. When not verbally decimating audiences he enjoys sitting by himself at Taco Bell. He has performed at The San Francisco Punchline, Cobb’s Comedy Club, the Purple Onion, San Jose Improv and most recently was a part of San Francisco Sketchfest 2012.

Joe Gorman

Jim Hickox

Jonathan W. Pace tries to write clever jokes. More often than not, he succeeds (or at least in the event that an attempt is unsuccessful, that joke will quietly die, while the good ones float to the top, much like..., um, like -- nevermind, can't think of a simile that's not disgusting).

Jonathan prides himself on not underestimating the intelligence of the audience (H. L. Mencken be damned!), but this isn't comedy for elitists either. If you hear a joke too heady for your tastes, the next is bound to be silly or absurd. By the end of the performance, you'll come away a better person for the experience, or at least a drunker person.

Jonathan Pace

Drew Harmon was born in a log cabin in the woods and has remained on the cutting edge ever since. He began doing standup after being laid off from a job doing traffic reports on television and decided that he'd rather talk about airplane food and sex than commute times. He's been performing for six years at clubs, colleges and wherever they'll have him. Drew's favorite burrito is a Super Burrito with chicken and pinto beans.

Drew Harmon

Caitlin has played the top comedy venues in the Bay Area and beyond. She has been a performer in SF Sketchfest since 2007, performed in the Vancouver Global Comedy Fest, was host of the 2009 SF Women’s Comedy Competition and The Ladies Room Open Mic and Showcase. She is a Business woman. Her writing has been featured on, and in a Believer Magazine project for 826LA. She has worked with some of the best talent in the industry, including Robin Williams, Eddie Brill, Robert Hawkins, Will Durst, Laurie Kilmartin, Doug Benson, Arj Barker, Tony Camin, Andy Kindler, Tig Notaro, Jackie Kashian, Chris Porter, Matt Braunger and too many other names to drop here. 7x7 Magazine featured her as one of the 7 Comics Rocking the Local Scene in July 2011. She was the Tourettes Without Regrets 2011 Slam Champion and a competitor at the 2011 National Poetry Slam. She is also deadly in the art of dirty haiku.

Caitlin Gill

Here is my paragraph. Joe Klocek has been a finalist in the San Francisco Comedy Competition, appeared on Comedy Centrals, Live at Gotham and is the creator and Co-Producer of the critically acclaimed storytelling series, Previously Secret Information. Smart, funny and other adjectives he isn't comfortable with, Joe does two things better than anything else in his; make people laugh and tell great stories. Check him out at

Joe Klocek

Eric Cash is a rock and roll comedian for the nerd set; he describes his own work as "comedy for people who hate comedy." Five years on tour in the punk rock underground with The Know-Nothing Family Circus Sideshow and ten years as an independent street performer: These are hardly the average background of a stand-up comedian. But maybe they should be -- Cash is equal parts furious, literate, and funny. Cash has made appearances on HBO’s "Real Sex," the Discovery Channel's "Shocked and Amazed," in the pages of Hustler Magazine, and he features in the upcoming web series "Batgirl: Spoiled" in which he will play "Tentacles,” a villain modeled after himself.

"A chaotic-good arthouse anarchist" -- CourtingComedy

Eric Cash

Kevin O’Shea is a comedian. He spends the majority of his time in San Francisco getting on stages and talking at length about various subjects. He talks about things that have happened to him or things that he has made up. He is large and covered in hair. He no longer wears glasses. He has been described as dark, dry, sharp, oaky and full of tannins. He might have read that off a bottle of wine. He has been featured on IFC and He has appeared at the 2010 & 2011 SF Sketchfest and the 2010 Bridgetown Comedy Festival.

Kevin O'Shea

Jesse Fernandez is head writer at some site called Publications have lauded Jesse as having “a delightfully uncouth sensibility,” “a restless mind,” and “remarkably consistent hair.” Jesse is champion of all contests and has written comedy for Starbucks, Microsoft, Cheetos and tons of other less cool companies than Cheetos.

Jesse Fernandez

DJ REAL is a San Francisco-based musical comedy act that has appeared in the San Francisco Sketch Festival, NoisePop Festival, and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival. And he recently opened for Devo! There's costume changes. There's magic tricks. And sometimes, there's the disembodied head of comedian Sinbad who contacts DJ REAL onstage from a cosmic dimension. Please be warned - his dance moves may move you to tears. "...DJ REAL was a very strange, and strangely wonderful combination of lo-fi recording artist and Andy Kaufman comedian..." - SF Weekly

DJ Real

Anna Seregina is a San Francisco-based stand-up comic and performer. Her style can nearly be defined as vocal and un-lady-like, drawing heavily on what little life experience she has. She has been described as having the "worst aura." She has recently performed in the 2012 SF Sketchfest, the Bruise Cruise Festival, and SXSW. Most facts about her are true. Most truths about her are facts.

Anna Seregina

Edwin began working as a comedian at the age of 16, barreling through five minute open mike sets and hanging in the wings of the Punchline, picking the brains of any funnyman that would talk shop. His earnestness and shameless curiosity have made him a favorite with comedy veterans and club owners alike. Edwin is developing his half-hour set in preparation for a heavy tour schedule. His rambunctious new set is a portrait of the wild, untamed energy of an American young man.

Edwin Li

This is my bio. I (Ray Molina) performed comedy in the beginning for comedians or hardened comedy fans and after I felt I garnered the appreciation from my peers I put more energy into creating comedy for everyone. I try to be as vulnerable as I can, I want to use comedy to share ideas, with as many people as I can. Because I believe my ideas to be valuable enough to share. And I want to help other people believe in their ideas, I want to help people believe in themselves. I don't want to be known for anything other than someone who is trying to make a contribution through creativity and sincerity. I want to connect with everyone, I want to have a message of positivity, and I don't know if I do or if I will but I know will not stop trying. It's not up to me to decide what my comedy is like, all I can do is try and explain my intentions.

Ray Molina

At seventeen, Miles K was dropped out of high school, living in a trailer and smoking drugs out of lightbulbs. Six years later he completed a degree in Philosophy from The University of California Berkeley. He has since established himself as one of San Francisco’s top young comics opening for major acts at A-List Clubs and headlining horrible, lightless pits generously described as “dive bars.”

In the past year, Miles has performed at SF Sketchfest, both as a solo act and with his sketch group, Everything Jamboree. His work has been featured on Rooftop Comedy, College Humor and the front page of Reddit.

His website “Clever Things to Say” is visited literally thousands of times a day and his video sketches are bought and sold to the likes of MSN. He currently resides in a collective community in Oakland, CA and wears galoshes in his flooded basement bedroom.

Miles K

According to The Comedy Central Insider, "John F. O'Donnell is one of the more explosive comics in New York. On stage, he's like a tightly capped liter of soda filled with lit fireworks."

John's comedy is intense. He's basically a one man walking freak parade with a heart of gold undergoing an absurd, hysterical existential crisis in front of your very eyes.

Here are some of the things he's done...
- (7 EPs available for digital download)
- Featured in The New York Times
- Featured in The LA Times
- Comedy Central 'Fresh Faces of Comedy'
- Keith and The Girl Podcast 'Best New Guest'
- College Humor
- ECNY (NY Comedy Awards) 'Best Emerging Comic' nominee
- 50 First Jokes host, producer, co-creator
- Time Out New York 'Joke of The Week'
- New York Comedy Festival
- Bridgetown Comedy Festival
- New Orleans Comedy Arts Festival
- Edinburgh Fringe Festival
- Google Image-based, absurdist, photoshop, collage artist

John F. O'Donnell

Kevin Munroe is a Comedian and Actor based in San Francisco. He began performing standup comedy after surviving a graduate degree in Computer Science, because while standup has the same gender imbalance as engineering, "at least there's beer". He studied acting at Shelton Theatre, and played the lead role of Ralph Cooper in "Ella: The American Dream".

Kevin immigrated to the U.S. from Trinidad in his teens, and his comedy comes from universal experiences found in the Third World, the 'hood, and the suburbs.

Kevin was 1st Runner Up in Rooster T. Feathers' 2009 Competition, and is the Winner of the 2010 Walk The Plank Comedy Competition, besting over 100 contestants. In 2012 Kevin was Winner of the San Jose Improv's Beat The Heat Comedy Competition. He is a regular at all the major Bay Area clubs, and has opened/featured for national headliners such as Tracy Morgan, Bobby Slayton, Eddie Pepitone, and John Witherspoon.

Kevin Munroe

ComicCrazy comedy is her thing! Eloisa is a spicy Venezuelan that addresses the urban issues of a single woman. Packed with energy and cuteness she will make you laugh, assuming you are lucky enough to understand her accent. She was a semifinalist of Rooster T. Feathers comedy completion (2011) and has performed at the Purple Onion,Cobbs,The Punchline, the Palm Beach Improv, the Miami Improv and the Hollywood Improv.

Eloisa Bravo

Chris Remmers is a stand-up comedian performing throughout the San Francisco Bay area. He has performed at the San Jose Improv, San Francisco Punch Line, Rooster T. Feathers, and Comedy Off Broadway Oakland.

Chris Remmers

Natasha is a comedian, a skeptic, an agnostic, and according to the SF Weekly she's the "Funniest Tranny in SF." Her cerebral writing, whimsical wordplay, and unique perspective on life have earned her the adoration of audiences and the respect of her peers. When she's not doing stand-up, Natasha can be found producing her talk-show, A Funny Night for Comedy; recording her podcast, Too Soon; writing and performing with her sketch group, Femikaze; or, of course, on

Natasha Muse

"Christian lives in Portland, Oregon, where he has been performing stand up comedy for roughly 4 years. A frequent performer in the Bridgetown Comedy Festival and Finalist in Helium's "Portland's Funniest Person Contest", Christian is quite the comedian. "

Christian Ricketts

Charles Star is a Brooklyn-based comedian and writer who has appeared in the Bridgetown Comedy Festival and the New York Underground Comedy Festival. He hosts the New York lecture series Adult Education ( and has written for The Classical ( He tweets @ugarles.

Charles Star

Edward Salazar started doing stand up in Los Angeles 8 years ago. He started being funny many years after that. He has performed at HBO's Las Vegas Comedy Festival, Portland's Bridgetown Comedy Festival and a some bar in Visalia CA. He has appeared on Current TV's Rotten Tomatoes, Late Night with Carson Daly, G4's Web Soup and his parents' home movies, where he played an annoying kid begging for attention.

Ed Salazar

Originally from Philadelphia, Joe has become a regular in Bay Area comedy clubs, and can be seen at the Punch Line, Cobbs, the SJ Improv, and any place with a microphone and a tip jar. He has been fortunate to work with such great comedians as Dave Chappelle, Jake Johannsen, Doug Benson, Ben Bailey, Tom Rhodes, John Caparulo, Tig Notaro, and Harland Williams, just to name a few. He also shook Dennis Miller's hand when he was 16, and thinks that should count as a credit too. His standup has been featured on IFC (the Independent Film Channel), and he also blogs (mostly about sports) at

Joe Tobin

Gordon began his quest for laughs by chance when a professor promised him an “A” if he tried out his routine at Rascal's Comedy Club in West Orange. Ever since then he's been hooked! The Maplewood/Newark native beat out fellow comedians at William Paterson University’s 2007, 2008, and 2009 in New Jersey intercollegiate stand-up comedy competition.Voted New Jersey's Best Male comedian in 2008 and 2009. Gordon was also a featured writer for MTV's "Yo Momma-NYC" and was recently showcased at 2012 NACA Mid Atlantic festival & won the 2nd. Annual March Madness Comedy Competion - Philadelphia Pa. Gordon is also a feature comic in the 2012 Cape Fear Comedy festival

Over the past 5 years has made a name for himself as one of the premier up-and-coming stand-up comedians and has performed at some of the top venues in the tri-state area, including the Stress Factory Comedy Club, Caroline's, Comix, Broadway Comedy Club & Comic Strip Live in Manhattan.

Gordon Baker-Bone

Kath Barbadoro tells jokes about things that hurt her feelings. Raised in New Hampshire and educated in Iowa, Barbadoro recently made her way to Austin, TX where she quickly developed a reputation as one of the city's fastest rising new comics. Equal parts cynical and playful, her smart, autobiographical style has earned her a place in festivals including New Orleans' Hell Yes Fest, Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest and the Moontower Comedy Festival, as well as the opportunity to work headliners such as Norm MacDonald and Amy Schumer. When she isn't performing, Kath enjoys reading wikipedia and figuring out new google chat emoticons.

Kath Barbadoro

Mac Blake is a comedian from the dusty tumbleweed-choked streets of Austin, TX. His comedy is smart, stupid, smapid, and sturt. He is also right behind you.

Mac Blake

Barbara Holm is a Northwest stand up comedian who has performed at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival and San Francisco Sketchfest and the Women in Comedy Festival. Seattle City Arts Magazine called her a “comedy wizard” and Seattle Stranger Newspaper described her as an “adorable wunderkind” and she describes herself as “running away from this question to hide under the desk right now.” Follow her on twitter: @barbara_holm

Barbara Holm

David Gborie is a good dude.He tells funny jokes to folks. He lives in San Francisco and is a member of Sylvan Productions. This year he has performed at the The Bridgetown Comedy Festival, The Noise Pop Music Festival, and Denver's Too Much Funstival. The kid lives large.

David Gborie

Originally from Syracuse, New York, Kimberly was born the daughter of a preacher father and a prim and proper mother who stressed the importance of writing thank you notes. She was a reserved and well-behaved child in public, but at home was the official family jester. In college, Kimberly realized she had the ability to make people laugh without deliberately being funny. Peers and professors all became victims of this under-cover clown’s unexpected bites of tasteful humor-laced wit that was always well timed. After graduating from Arizona State University, Kimberly headed further West to Los Angeles, where she worked in TV production, most notably the last two seasons of the Drew Carey Show. She's performed stand up at clubs, on Lopez Tonight in April of 2011 and at The Maine Comedy Festival and The Boston Comedy Festival.

Kimberly Clark