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!
Michelle Buteau’s effervesence and bouncy, sunny appearance is betrayed by her devilish wit, and we love her for it. Michelle recently made her late night stand up debut on George Lopez’s Lopez Tonight, as well performing numerous sketches on the show as the ‘Barrio Mom’, ‘Neutrogena Vega’, and touring with George and his “Viva La Risa” tour, has made her a Lopez family favorite. She has also performed at countless prestigious comedy festivals, such as Seattle’s Bumbershoot, Aspen’s HBO, and the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, but she’s most recognized for her performances on Seasons 5 and 6 of NBC’s Last Comic Standing. And, after her appearances on Comedy Central’sPremium Blend and Paramount Comedy Network’s The World Stands Up show, she has proved to be a network favorite, and HGTV’s 25 Worst Mistakes series can’t get enough of this hot talent. Michelle has also shared more then her opinion on VH1′s Best Week Ever and Black to the Future, MTV’s Walk of Shame & Hatin’, and E!’s 50 Most Outrageous Celebrity Moments.
Joe Mande is a comedian and writer who currently writes for the NBC show, Parks and Recreation. Joe has also written for Adult Swim’s Delocated and NTSF:SD:SUV, as well as for Comedy Central’s Nick Kroll Show. He’s been the featured comedian twice on Conan and his half-hour special premiered in early June on Comedy Central. Joe has performed stand-up all over the country at festivals, colleges, and clubs.
Friday, January 25th, 10:15pm, Punch Line Comedy Club