THE RETURN of the ROMANE EVENT comedy show! TUESDAY DECEMBER 9TH
After a brief hiatus The Romane Event Comedy Show is back at the legendary San Francisco Punch Line! One of San Francisco’s longest-running comedy shows, The Romane Event brings together the best of Bay Area comedians — from veterans, legends to up-and-comers — and national acts for a night of big laughs. Host Paco Romane oversees the fun, and on this night he’ll be joined by Will Durst, Brad Williams (Mind of Mencia), Trevor Hill, Lydia Popovich, Jesse Hett and Adrian McNair. This comedy institution will leave you in stitches, so come out and enjoy a hilarious evening that’s been praised by The Onion and the San Francisco Chronicle.
Hey Folks! Unfortunately Brad Williams had to back out but THANKFULLY the wondrous, talented and legendary Will Durst is filling in!
Outraged and outrageous, Will Durst is as current as today’s headlines, as accurate as a sniper, and universally acknowledged by even his peers as the nation’s foremost political comic.A Midwestern baby boomer with a media- induced identity crisis, Durst, according to the New York Times is “quite possibly the best political satirist working in the country today.” This equal opportunity offender is exceptionally adept at swatting both partisan political piñatas upside their heads. Although a prolific writer, he professes little need for material, having it regularly delivered at 7:00 a.m. every morning in the five papers he reads daily. Busier than a blind squirrel neck deep in an almond sorting warehouse, Durst is a regular commentator for audible.com, Air America, CNN and NPR, writes a nationally syndicated op- ed column, daily website jokes—yet still finds time to perform hundredss of comedy shows every year—at clubs, corporate events, theaters and benefits…not to mention the occasional acting and voice-over role. Reigning as C-SPAN’s favorite comic (8 appearances,) Durst is a 5-time Emmy nominee and recipient of 7 consecutive nominations for the American Comedy Awards Stand Up of the Year. He is the first comic invited to perform at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and the first American to be nominated for the prestigious Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for the show “Myth America.” He has racked up more than 400 television appearances in 14 different countries while slinging jokes around the globe in his one man crusade to make people laugh out loud on purpose against their will. Hobbies include the never-ending quest for the perfect cheeseburger, while his heroes remain the same as when he was twelve—Thomas Jefferson and Bugs Bunny.
Will Durst’s performances are made possible by the First Amendment.
Brad Williams (Mind Of Mencia/Live 105 AM DJ)
Headliner Brad Williams possesses something that everyone can agree is funny: a disability. Brad is a dwarf. He has appeared on numerous TV shows including Legit, Live at Gotham, the Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Mind Of Mencia, and Pitboss. Brad has also performed for the troops all over the world because soldiers think dwarfs are funny too. Brad’s show is high energy. Robin Williams called him “Prozac with a head.” Brad’s ability to make humorous observations on disability, relationships, sex, and race are winning over audiences and proving that anyone can overcome their shortcomings.
Paco Romane (Comedy Central, NPR, NBC)
Host Paco Romane is a stand-up comedian and actor. He fuses improv and sketch comedy to his energetic, self-deprecating style. He creates routines and characters that are inventive, spontaneous, and utterly unique. He was twice voted Best Comedian in San Francisco, is a long standing company member of San Francisco’s premier sketch comedy group Killing My Lobster, and has been featured on Comedy Central, Huffington Post, NBC, Funny or Die, Youtube, Cracked, NY Times, NPR, The To Do List, and countless others. Paco has been called “a mash-up of all things funny”, “a supreme improviser” by NBC, while DigitalJournal declared “to call Paco and original is not an exaggeration” and KQED added “San Francisco comedian Paco Romane keeps audiences coming back with live gigs and TV shows”.
Trevor Hill (Hand To Mouth Comedy Show)
San Francisco-based comedian Trevor Hill is the creator and host of the critically acclaimed, topic-based comedy show Hand to Mouth. He has performed at SF Sketchfest, the Great American Comedy Festival, countless clubs throughout the US and the UK, and has been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle and Washington Post. Trevor has been described as inventive, candid, engrossing and infertile.
Lydia Popovich (Ladies Love The Layover Comedy Show) She produces and hosts an all female stand-up showcase in the Bay Area called Ladies Love that takes place the second Tuesday of each month at The Layover in Oakland. She’s a regular at Rooster T. Feathers, Punch Line SF, Punch Line Sacramento and Cobb’s Comedy Club.
Jesse Hett (Cynic Cave)
Jesse Hett was born in a town called Newton, Kansas. After that, he learned to walk and talk and ride a bike and do a bunch of other stuff. He also moved to a lot of different places, and now lives in Oakland, California. His comedy has been described as “AWESOME OH MAN YOU’RE THE BEST!” by a lot of people and “Not really that great” by fewer people. Jesse performs at clubs and colleges and warehouses and furniture stores and bars all over the place.
Adrian McNair is an up and coming comedian based out of San Francisco. He performs regularly around the bay area.
Now is your chance to see the show The Onion hailed as “hilarious”, and the San Francisco Chronicle called “one of San Francisco’s best comedy shows”. The Romane Event always has an awesome line-up of todays best comedians, many of whom have appeared on late-night television and have performed on Comedy Central, Letterman, Chelsea Lately, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Tonight Show, HBO and more!
The Romane Event has been featured and a top-pick on television, radio and in print including: The Huffington Post, The Onion, NBC Bay Area, NPR, SF Weekly, SF Guardian, SF Chronicle, East Bay Express, SF Examiner, Latin Bay Area, SF FunCheap, Broke-Ass Stuart, The Bold Italic, Mission-Mission, SF Station, YELP, The Egotist, Time Out SF, and many more!
Paco Romane is a stand-up comedian and actor. He fuses improv and sketch comedy to his energetic, self-deprecating style. He creates routines and characters that are inventive, spontaneous, and utterly unique. He was voted Best Comedian in San Francisco, is a long standing company member of San Francisco’s premier sketch comedy group Killing My Lobster, and has been featured on Comedy Central, Huffington Post, NBC, Funny or Die, Youtube, Cracked, NY Times, NPR, The To Do List, and countless others. Paco has been called “a mash-up of all things funny”, “a supreme improviser” by NBC, while DigitalJournal declared “to call Paco and original is not an exaggeration” and KQED added “San Francisco comedian Paco Romane keeps audiences coming back with live gigs and TV shows”.
“Paco Romane runs one finely tuned comedy show. As host of The Romane Event Comedy Show, Paco really knows how to warm up a room and create the proper, relaxed comedy atmosphere that comedians love to perform at and audience members love to laugh their you-know-what off at.” HuffingtonPost.com
“The Romane Event Comedy Show is a stay unheard of in the SF comedy scene and an achievement in the general nightlife as well.” SF Weekly
“Paco Romane’s hilarious monthly comedy/variety show.” The Onion
“One of the best monthly comedy shows in SF” sfstandup.com
“Paco Romane, host with the most, really brings the laughs.” SF Bay Guardian
“Highly Recommended” NPR