If one of your 2020 resolutions is to experience more joy and laughter, you are in luck! Because every year, SF Sketchfest brings to town an army of people committed to humor. And Porchlight gets to put on its funniest show of the year. Check out the lineup below. Added bonus: musical guests
an “LA Comedian to Watch in 2017” and is a fan favorite on Comedy Central’s "@midnight." Most recently, she won her appearance on TruTv’s "Comedy Knock Out" and can be seen on "The UCB Show’s" upcoming second season. She was featured on Viceland’s "Flophouse," and in 2015 on "Last Call with Carson Daly". Her stand up has been highlighted on rapper Tyler, The Creator’s mobile app and on Fox’s "The Real." Marcella just wrapped a stint as a writer on the series “Bill Nye Saves the World.”
She is a regular opener for "Last Comic Standing." She has opened for David Alan Grier, Norm MacDonald, J.B. Smoove, Hannibal Buress, Ron Funches, Godfrey, Bryan Callen, Aries Spears, Hasan Minhaj, Al Madrigal, Joey Coco Diaz, Melanie Comarcho, Melissa Villaseñor and has shared a stage with Bill Burr, Paul Mooney and Robin Williams.Bobcat Goldthwait
As one of the most recognizable comedians in show business, Goldthwait unleashed his one of a kind brand of comedy in his new Showtime one hour special entitled “You Don’t Look the Same Either.” Goldthwait’s inimitable talent for writing and directing is clearly displayed in his newest movie “God Bless America.”He has come a long way since his first film “Shakes the Clown” that he wrote and directed back in 1991. Bobcat went on to make many more movies including “Windy City Heat,” which Matt Stone (co-creator of South Park) called “beyond genius.” “Sleeping Dogs Lie” marked Bobcat’s third feature film as a director. Written by Goldthwait, and financed by friends and pawn shops, the movie was shot entirely during a two week hiatus from his job directing “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” Then, in 2009, Magnolia pictures release Goldthwait’s fourth film titled “World’s Greatest Dad” that stared Robin Williams.
Since his first appearance on David Letterman at the age of 20, Bobcat has expanded his resume, directing movies and sharing his behind the camera talents on shows such as; “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “The Demetri Martin show,” “The Chappelle Show,” “The Man Show,” and “Crank Yankers.”
Writer and comedian Josh Gondelman
works as a writer and producer for "Desus and Mero" on Showtime. Previously, he spent five years at "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver," where he earned two Peabody Awards, four Emmy awards, and three WGA Awards for his work. Josh’s debut essay collection, "Nice Try," was released in fall 2019. In the past, Josh has written for Fuse TV’s "Billy On The Street."
In 2016, he made his late night standup debut on "Conan" (TBS), and made his network TV debut on "Late Night With Seth Meyers" (NBC) in 2018. He has also appeared on "The Late Late Show with James Corden."Erinn Hayes
most recently wrapped the highly anticipated film "Bill & Ted Face The Music," also starring Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter.
Earlier this year, Hayes starred in Netflix’s "Huge in France" playing the fictionalized ex-wife of French comedian Gad Elmaleh. Previously, Erinn starred for seven seasons on the critically acclaimed Adult Swim comedy "Childrens Hospital" for which she was nominated for an Emmy Award. Hayes will reprise her role and star in the spin-off series for Netflix titled "Medical Police" with co-star Rob Huebel. Hayes has also starred in "Kevin Can Wait" for CBS, "Dangerous Book For Boys" for Amazon and ABC’s "Guys With Kids" executive produced by Jimmy Fallon. Hayes has also had recurring roles on "Parks & Recreation," "Parenthood" and "New Girl."Bryan Safi
is the co-host and co-creator of the "Throwing Shade" podcast, live show and TV show. As an actor, you’ve seen him on shows like "Modern Family," "The Big Bang Theory," "Superstore," and as Charlie in the Will Ferrell/Kristen Wiig Lifetime original movie opus "A Deadly Adoption." He currently plays Alan Lowenstein on Freeform’s long-running series "Young & Hungry." As a writer, he’s written many of your fave videos on Funny or Die and won an Emmy for his work on "The Ellen Degeneres Show."
For the past 18 years, Porchlight has been San Francisco's premier storytelling series. Each month(ish), co-founders Beth Lisick and Arline Klatte invite six people to tell ten-minute true stories without using notes or memorization. Past storytellers include some of the area's most entertaining school bus drivers, mushroom hunters, politicians, socialites, sex workers, musicians, authors, systems analysts, and social workers. Musical impresario Marc Capelle keeps time with his piano prowess.
This is a partially seated show—arrive early for a seat. ($28, 21+) Friday, Jan. 10 Swedish American Hall 7:30 pm
Tickets here: https://sfsketchfest2020.sched.com/event/Xplc/porchlight-a-storytelling-series