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!
Erin Foley is an amazing comedic actress, comedian, and writer. Just this year, she made her stand-up debut on Conan, did a guest star on the NBC series Go On, and also performed stand-up on TV Guide’s inaugural series Stand-up In Stilettos hosted by Kate Flannery of The Office and Comedy Central’s new series Mash Up hosted by TJ Miller. Additionally, Erin has also had roles in Curb Your Enthusiasm, the acclaimed Tribeca Film Fest short Cried Suicide, and even a supporting role inAlmost Famous. As a seasoned comedian, she also has a Comedy Central Presents under her belt, as well as having been on Premium Blend, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Chelsea Lately, E!, and more.
Dan St. Germain has been seen on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, John Oliver’s NY Standup Show on Comedy Central, The Electric Company, Guy Code on MTV2, New Year’s Eve Bash and World of Jenks on MTV, Big Morning Buzz and 100 Hottest Bodies on VH1, Hoppus on Music and Video By Trial on Fuse, and in the film Wifed Out. He’s written for The Onion Sports Network, Onion News Network, Hoppus on Music,Silent Library and been featured on WTF with Marc Maron, Keith and the Girl, and Sirius Radio. Dan’s the creator and star of the web series Kicking Dan Out featured on My Damn Channel and co hosts a weekly podcast with Sean Donnelly on Cave Comedy Radio called My Dumb Friends. His shorts have appeared on the front page of Funny or Die, Best Week Ever, and The Huffington Post. He played right wing blogger Kane Phillips during Comedy Central’s Indecision 2010 as well as been featured on Jokes.com, SpikeTv.com, and College Humor Live. He’s been in ad campaigns for Bushmills Whisky, Pre-play, Fins, Saint’s Row on Spike, and featured alongside Howard Stern in a Superbowl commercial for America’s Got Talent. He appeared as a “New Face” at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival in 2011 and has also been part of the South By Southwest, Eugene Mirman, Bridgetown, New York, UNC, and Boston Comedy Festivals. He’s a 2009 ECNY nominee for Best Emerging Comic, a 2010 ECNY nominee for Best Male Standup, a Finalist in the NY Comedy Contest, a Semi Finalist in the Boston Comedy Festival, and selected as part of the Young Playwrights Festival in 2002. Dan will be recording his first album, Bad at the Good Times at the Boston Comedy Studio this fall on A Special Thing records.
“St. Germain has a playful, freewheeling sensibility that sends the audience tumbling through daydreams of his design” -Time Out New York
Saturday, January 26th, 9:15pm, Punch Line Comedy Club