PACO ROMANE BIO:
Paco Romane’s authentic, engaging, and unpredictable comedic style has established him as an audience favorite. Recently a festival booker described him as a “mashup of all things funny – stand up, sketch, improv, you name it” and with his many years experience in improv and sketch comedy he’ll regularly spin any live moment with the crowd into his act.
Legendary comedian Todd Glass summed him up with “Paco is a funny fuck. He’s in a good league with comedians like: Andy Kindler, Eddie Pepitone, James Adomian. People like that. So Funny”, while 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) calls him “collaborative, creative to the genius level, and a trigger on stage. Paco is a true talent.”
Paco has appeared on Comedy Central, Drunk History, The Eric Andre Show and wrote for The Gilbert Gottfried Roast. As a fast-as-lightening improviser he is a frequent guest on The Todd Glass Show! As an actor he has been in numerous films, television shows and commercials and is a sought after voice-over actor and is well known as the voice of Pandora Radio. He was twice voted Best Comedian in San Francisco by the SF Weekly and SF Bay Guardian.
He has worked with Robin Williams, Norm MacDonald, Dana Gould, Todd Glass, Hannibal Buress, Eric Andre, Margaret Cho, Ali Wong, 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 and many others. He has made countless festival appearances including: Outside Lands Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest (10 years and counting…many shows), The Gulf Coast Comedy Festival, LaughFest, and many, many others. He has performed at The SF Punch Line, The Sacramento Punch Line, Cobb’s Comedy Club, Stand Up Live, The Hollywood Improv, The Comedy Shote and Rooster T Feathers.
He has been profiled on NBC, NPR, KQED, SF Chronicle, SF Weekly, SF Magazine, Spinning Platters, and many others! 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, Funny or Die, Cracked, Yahoo and countless others.
Paco also produced The Romane Event, one of SF’s longest running and praised comedy shows and was alt-comedy before alt-comedy was a thing! The Romane Event has been featured in festivals like: Outside Lands Music Festival, SF Sketchfest and the Gulf Coast Comedy Festival. Paco was also a longtime company member of SF’s premier sketch comedy group Killing My Lobster where he wrote, acted, directed, and produced many of their sold-out performances.
He recently recorded his debut comedy album Shaped Like A Thumb which is available on iTunes and is the creator and co-host of the documentary/comedy podcast Sup Doc. He recently debuted his one man show Painfully White at the Exit Theater in SF.
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”