Who Is Paco Romane?

Paco Romane is a comedian, actor, writer, voice-over actor, improviser, and podcaster. His hilarious, engaging, and authentic comedic style has established him as an audience favorite. Paco has been described as a “mashup of all things funny – stand up, sketch, improv, you name it”, and he’ll regularly spin any unpredictable moment with the crowd into his act. He has appeared on Comedy Central, Drunk History, Nickelodeon, HBO, Funny or Die, wrote for the Gilbert Gottfried Roast and is a frequent guest on The Todd Glass Show! He has also performed in the prestigious comedy festivals SF Sketchfest (12 times) and Outside Lands Music Festival (2 times). His well-crafted mix of jokes, riffs and personal stories have made him a Bay Area favorite, and a nationally booked headliner.

Although a versatile performer, Paco truly shines at stand-up having twice been voted “Best Comedian in San Francisco” by the SF Weekly and SF Bay Guardian. A regular at comedy clubs and festivals throughout the nation, Romane thrills crowds with his engaging style and lightening fast wit. He recently recorded his debut comedy album “Shaped Like A Thumb” on iTunes and he’s the creator and co-host of the documentary/comedy podcast Sup Doc (100+ episodes).

Growing up in a small, racist town with a white mom, a Hispanic-sounding name, with a black step-father whose last name was White started Paco down the path to being a comedian. An idea further realized when a chance meeting with Robin Williams found the legendary actor-comedian urging Romane to quit his day job and give comedy a try. “One day I met Robin Williams who was my comedy idol. He told me to just dive into comedy and acting headfirst and not look back. A year later we ended up performing on the same stage together and he said “Well look at you now!” Years later the late Robin Williams hailed Paco as “sharp as a knife and quick as lightening with just the right amount of charm”.

“Paco is a funny f*ck. He’s in a good league with comedians like Andy Kindler, Eddie Pepitone, James Adomian. People like that. So Funny!” – Todd Glass, comedian and host of The Todd Glass Show

“Sharp as a knife and quick as lightening with just the right amount of charm”. – Robin Williams 

“Years of laughs have kept Paco Romane at the top of the comedy scene and he keeps audiences riveted and coming back for more with live comedy shows and TV gigs” – NBC 

“Paco Romane is one of the greatest Bay Area comedians” – Spinning Platters

Comedy Central
Drunk History
HBO: Funny or Die Presents
MILK: The Life and Times of Harvey Milk
The Eric Andre Show
The Todd Glass Show
LIVE Stage Reading of Shakes The Clown (with Bobcat Goldthwait)
LIVE Stage Reading of Plan 9 From Outer Space (with Dana Gould)
Moderated Panel Stan Against Evil (with Dana Gould)
Voted 2x SF Best Comedian
NPR’s Forum
Killing My Lobster (SF Premier Sketch Comedy Group)
National Commercials
MILK (Academy Award Winning Movie)
The Voice Of Pandora
The Romane Event
Shared The Stage:
Robin Williams
Norm McDonald
Truett Beasley
Dana Gould
Todd Glass
Ali Wong
Bobcat Goldthwait
Maria Bamford
Josh Blue
Nate Bargatze
Moshe Kasher
Kevin Pollack
Jake Johannsen
Stephen Lynch

Kyle Dunnigan
Hal Sparks
Margaret Cho
Kids In The Hall
SF Sketchfest Comedy Festival
Outside Lands Festival
San Francisco Punch Line
Sacramento Punch Line
Cobb’s Comedy Club
Zanie’s Nashville
Rooster T Feathers
The Comedy Catch
Stand Up Live
Gulf Coast Comedy Festival

Paco Romane: Comedian. Actor. Voice-Over. Photo by Stuart Locklear
Paco Romane: Comedian. Actor. Voice-Over. Photo by Stuart Locklear