SF Sketchfest is proud to present their ongoing series of showcases at the intimate Dark Room Theatre in the Mission District! Some of the best emerging sketch, improv, stand-up and alternative comedy in the country and the world!
Los Angeles-based group, Brute Squad, won the 2012 Los Angeles Improv Comedy Festival’s Sketch Competition with their fast-paced, high-energy sketch comedy. As well as their original videos being featured on sites like FunnyorDie and The Huffington Post, they can also be seen presenting a brand new show each month to sold out houses as a Mainstage Headliner Sketch Team at iO West and regulars at UCB Theatre. They are directed by Heather Anne Campbell & Eric Moneypenny of UCB’s “The Midnight Show.”
Goatface Comedy: Four friends who realized they could do something special were they to combine forces. A decision which was heavily influenced by the success of Captain Planet and The Power Rangers. Asif Ali is a leader and innovator. He hopes his photo becomes a painting someday. He does standup, improve and acting. AMERICA. Fahim Anwar is a standup comedian, writer, actor and dancer. He doesn’t know why he can dance and thinks it’s just as weird as you do. He has been on TV but more importantly, Youtube. He used to be an aerospace engineer at Boeing but now he does comedy full time. His parents are concerned. Aristotle Athiras loves to do stand up. Aristotle Athiras loves to make movie and shors. Aristotle Athiras loves to act. Aristotle Athiras is not so fond of making bios. Hasan Minhaj does the same thing as the other three members of Goatface. He also has acted alongside Raven Symone. That shit was hella Raven. In his space time he enjoys air horns and Rick Ross grunts.
Valley Meadows is the duo of Gary Schishynszenski (Chris Knutson) and MC Tom Johnson (Zach Coulter). The pair combine hilarious lyrics and high-energy stage antics with the bangin’-est beats to blow minds throughout the land. Where Bob and Doug MacKenzie meet Tenacious D, Valley Meadows emerges, fly enough to score in loafers and man enough to croon ballads about the rain. They recently released their debut, self-titled album on Stand Up! Records. Knutson is the winner of Acme Comedy Company’s 2010 Funniest Person Contest and Coulter is the winner of the 2011 ABSOLUT Funniest Comedian Contest. www.therealvalleymeadows.com
Blake Wexler started doing stand up at the age of 15 in Philadelphia, and moved to Boston in 2007 to pursue his stand up comedy career and attend Emerson College. One highlight of Blake’s career is an appearance on the 2009 College Humor Live Tour in Philadelphia. Blake also performed in the 2009 & 2010 Rooftop Aspen Comedy Festivals, and was featured in the 2011 Seattle International Comedy Competition. Philadelphia Magazine says he’s one of Philadelphia’s funniest tweeters, and can be heard on The Todd Glass Show on Nerdist Networks. Blake lives in Los Angeles.
Sunday, February 10th, 8pm, The Dark Room