PACO ROMANE BIO:
Paco Romane’s authentic, engaging, and unpredictable style has established him as an audience favorite. His act is a “mashup of all things funny – stand up, sketch, improv, you name it” (SF Sketchfest) – and with his experience in improv and sketch comedy he’ll regularly spin any live moment with the crowd into his act. Political satirist Will Durst (“Possibly the best political comic in the country” – NY Times) remarked “Paco is one of the finest and funniest comedians working today” and the legendary Michael Pritchard (Nationally acclaimed speaker, comedian, actor) calls him “collaborative, creative to the genius level, and a trigger on stage. Paco is a true talent.”
He has worked with Robin Williams, Norm MacDonald, Todd Glass, Hannibal Buress, Eric Andre, Margaret Cho, Bob Rubin, Bobcat Goldthwait, Kevin Pollack, Kevin Meaney, Laraine Newman, Rick Overton, Hal Sparks, Jake Johannsen, Nate Bargatze, Moshe Kasher, Bobby Slayton, Robert Hawkins, Will Durst, Maria Bamford, Marga Gomez, Killer Beaz and many others. He has made countless festival appearances, including: Outside Lands Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest (8 times), The Gulf Coast Comedy Festival, LaughFest, and many, many others. You can see him perform regularly at The SF Punch Line, The Sacramento Punch Line, Cobb’s Comedy Club and Rooster T Feathers.
Paco has appeared on Comedy Central’s Drunk History, wrote for The Gilbert Gottfried Roast is a frequent guest on The Todd Glass Show, was twice voted Best Comedian in San Francisco by the SF Weekly and SF Bay Guardian and appeared as Jerry Trainor’s mom on Nickelodeon. He has also appeared in numerous films and national commercials (ADOBE, ARCO, IBM, XFINITY), and is a sought after voice-over actor (VISA, AMTRAK, XFINITY). Paco is big Golden State Warriors fan and recently appeared with NBA champions Klay Thompson and Harrison Barnes in an Adobe Ad. He has been profiled in NBC Bay Area, NPR “Forum”, KQED, San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco Chronicle, SF Weekly, SF Guardian, Time Out SF, 7×7, San Francisco Magazine, Haight-Ashbury Beat, Spinning Platters, Hoodline and many others!
In 2017 Paco debuted his one man show Painfully White at the Exit Theater. Painfully White is a comedic autobiographical solo show about growing up in an all white racist town with a white mom and a black step-father whose last name was White. Plus hilarious stories of almost shooting his brother, being on the radio and meeting a long time listener at his step-fathers funeral. Paco asks the questions “how did his white and black families clash and blend as he tried to discover myself? Which culture, which family did he belong to?
Paco also produces and hosts The Romane Event, one of SF’s longest running comedy shows. A staple in the SF comedy scene the Romane Event was recently featured in the Outside Lands Music Festival! Paco first comedy love was improv and sketch and was a longtime company member of SF’s premier sketch comedy group Killing My Lobster, he wrote, acted, directed, and produced many of their sold-out performances in their heyday.
He recently recorded his debut comedy album Shaped Like A Thumb which is available on iTunes. He is the creator and co-host of the documentary/comedy podcast Sup Doc, where he interviews interesting people about their favorite documentaries (featuring guests like Todd Glass, Rodney Asher, Jessie Thorn, Esther Ku, Adam Mansbach, Stephen Lynch, Wayne Federman and more). Digital Journal had this to say, “Sup Doc a brilliant idea and to say that Sup Doc is a one-of-a-kind podcast is not an exaggeration”.
Paco also has a loyal following online, where his viral videos have garnered him many fans and the national spotlight. His comedy has been featured on: Comedy Central, Huffington Post, NBC, NPR, Funny or Die, Youtube, Cracked, Yahoo, NY Times, KQED and countless others.
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The Eric Andre Show
SF Sketchfest Comedy Festival
Gulf Coast Comedy Festival
Outside Lands Festival
The Todd Glass Show
San Francisco Punch Line
Sacramento Punch Line
Winner – 2x SF Best Comedian (SF Weekly, SF Bay Guardian)
Killing My Lobster (SF Premier Sketch Comedy Group)
Some selected Press:
NPR “Paco keeps audiences coming back with gigs and TV appearances”
NBC Bay Area “Years of success have kept Paco Romane at the top of the Bay Area comedy scene”
Digital Journal “To call Paco Romane an original is no exaggeration”
SF Sketchfest Comedy Festival “Paco is a mash up of all things funny — sketch, stand-up, improv, you name it. We’re thrilled to shed some light on Paco’s stand-up, which is really strong.”
The Onion “Hilarious comedy”
Spinning Platters “One of the greatest Bay Area comedians”