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. We’re proud to welcome Sara Benincasa, Janine Brito, Michelle Buteau, Erin Foley, Chris Gethard, Hari Kondabolu, Jamie Lee, Joe Mande, Jonah Ray, Dan St. Germain, Duncan Trussell and Glenn Wool, for our third edition!
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 ofVariety‘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), andPolitical 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 Showon 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.
People are talking about Caitlin Gill. Most of what they’re saying has to do with how funny she is. Caitlin was a performer at the Outside Lands Festival in 2012, she has been in SF Sketchfest every year 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. Her writing has been featured in a Believer Magazine project for 826LA. She has worked with some of the best talent in the industry, including Robin Williams, Bobcat Goldthwait, Hannibal Burress, Kyle Kinane, Marc Maron, W. Kamau Bell, Todd Barry, Doug Benson, Arj Barker, Tony Camin, Tig Notaro and too many other names to drop here. 7×7 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. Her comedy style twists her personal experiences into comedy confessions that will leave you red in the face, probably from laughter.
Saturday, February 2nd, 7:00pm, The Punch Line