Paco Romane, is an award-winning stand up comedian (voted “Best Comedian” in the San Francisco Weekly and San Francisco Bay Guardian), actor, writer, and director. He has been described as a mix of your favorite Uncle with just a pinch of Jack Black. He has established himself as one of the funniest new comedians on the comedy scene and his energetic, self-deprecating comedic style is a hit with audiences across the country.
Bookers have called Romane, “a favorite with crowds because he brings energy, improv and great observations into his act and he is one of the most engaging comedians in America!” NPR recently named Paco Romane “an up-and-coming” comedian and NBC Bay Area said, “7 years of success have kept Paco Romane at the top of the Bay Area comedy scene.” Recently he was invited to talk about comedy on Michael Krasny’s Forum on NPR and was given the rare opportunity to perform live on the air.
Paco Romane produces the Romane Event Comedy Show, a beloved San Francisco institution that has long been a "must perform" show for the Bay Area's top comedians and a must-see for comedy fans. For the last seven years Paco has brought the best in indie comedy to San Francisco in an “anything goes and probably will” environment. This monthly show, at The Make-Out Room in San Francisco’s Mission District has also garnered many great reviews (for too many to list completely) but here are a few: NPR called it "highly recommended", The Onion declared it "hilarious", and The SF Bay Guardian raved, "Host with the most Paco Romane really knows how to deliver the laughs.”
And on the 7th anniversary of the show, the SF Weekly applauded: “Seven years later, The Romane Event still gives local funny people the microphone each month, a stay that is unheard of in the San Francisco comedy scene and an achievement in the general nightlife community as well.”
He is also a long time company member of Killing My Lobster, the Bay Area’s premier Sketch Comedy group. He uses his work with Killing My Lobster to create routines and characters that are inventive, funny, spontaneous, and utterly unique. The Haight-Ashbury said "Paco Romane is a genius when it comes to developing characters."
He has a huge, loyal following in the Bay Area and in The Midwest where he hails from. As a stand up, Paco has worked with Robin Williams, Dana Carvey, Will Durst, Jake Johanssen, Greg Proops, Joe Rogan, Rick Overton, Eric Andre, Brendan Walsh, The Kids In the Hall, Kevin Meeny, A. Whitney Brown, Joe Klocek, Ali Wong, Will Franken, Marga Gomez, and many others.
In addition to being a comedian, Paco is also a multi-instrumentalist, award-winning filmmaker, voice over and commercial actor, writer, director and producer. He has performed in many films, plays, sketch comedy shows, podcasts and commercials and can be seen in the recent national IBM commercial “Driverless” .
Paco also has a big following online, where his viral videos have racked up millions of views and garnered national spotlight. He recently wrote, directed, produced and co-starred in "Handle Yo' Balls", a comedy video about early detection of cancer for the cancer organization Fuck Cancer in conjunction with Funny or Die. "Handle Yo Balls" was featured in The Huffington Post.
Paco has also performed at many comedy festivals, including: The San Francisco Sketch Comedy Festival (5 times) The Bay Area Comedy Festival, San Francisco Comedy Day (2 times), The Gulf Coast Comedy Festival, The SF Comedy and Burrito Fest, The SF Fringe Festival and many more.
He has also opened for many musicians including: Michelle Shocked, Don Was, Sean Hayes and Tartufi and is the permanent host of The Rock Make Street Festival in SF.
Paco is currently signed with the top San Francisco talent agency, JE Talent.
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