Bio

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Who Is Paco?

BIO:

Charming, sturdy, and aggressively good-natured, Paco Romane is an anxious comedian, actor, writer, and podcaster from San Francisco. He has appeared on Comedy Central, NBC, Drunk History, HBO, Nickelodeon, NPR, and Funny or Die. Known as a versatile mash-up of everything comedic, Romane is a natural entertainer ready to riff on bad breakups or his everyman physique and weave hilarious hard-to-believe true stories about his movie-like life with fast and furious crowd work. The San Francisco Chronicle called his comedy “smart, silly, fast, and funny.”

Digital Journal remarked, “to call Paco an original is no exaggeration” additionally, NPR added that he is at the “top of the comedy scene and keeps audiences riveted and coming back,” and The Onion’s AV Club called him “hilarious.” His work has led to many diverse gigs like working with hip-hop legend E-40 as Casey Kasem, shooting a commercial with (NBA Champion) Klay Thompson, being thrown out a window by Mr. T (not in the same ad), and appearing in numerous national commercials and films. As a voice-over artist, he was the voice of Pandora Radio and Roku and has recorded voices for Pixar movies, commercials, and video games. Spinning Platters called him “one of the greatest Bay Area comedians,” and he was twice voted The Bay Area’s Best Comedian. He has performed numerously in SF Sketchfest and Outside Lands and with comedy legends like Robin Williams, Norm MacDonald, Ali Wong, Dana Gould, and many more. In 2015, Paco started Sup Doc, a recap documentary podcast with guests from the worlds of tv, film, music, and more. You can catch Paco performing in clubs and comedy festivals around the nation.

If you head to his show, prepare to be charmed by Romane and his easy-going, self-effacing ways, but remember he’s more scared of you than you are of him.

NICE WORDS:

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

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

REVIEWS:

“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

“Romane is a natural entertainer ready to riff on bad breakups or poke fun at himself and his everyman physique.” – Good Times Magazine

 “Paco keeps audiences coming back with gigs and TV appearances” – NPR

“To call Paco Romane an original is no exaggeration” – Digital Journal

 “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.”  – SF Sketchfest Comedy Festival 

“Hilarious comedy” – The A.V.Club

TV:

  • Drunk History
  • HBO: Funny or Die
  • Nickelodeon
  • The Eric Andre Show

FILMS:

  • MILK: The Life and Times of Harvey Milk

AWARDS:

  • Voted Best Comedian – San Francisco Weekly 2012
  • Voted Best Comedian – San Francisco Guardian 2005
  • Voted Best Comedy Show San Francisco– The Romane Event Comedy Show 2012
  • Best Use of Genre, Original Score, Prop – 48 Hour Film Festival 2006

FESTIVALS:

  • SF Sketchfest  (2003, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021)
  • Outside Lands (2016, 2017)
  • San Francisco Comedy Day  (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021)
  • SF Comedy and Burrito Festival 
  • I Laughed So Hard Comedy Festival
  • Gulf Coast Comedy Festival
  • Vancouver Comedy Festival
  • SF Fringe Festival

CLUBS:

  • San Francisco Punch Line
  • Sacramento Punch Line
  • Zanies
  • Rooster T Feathers
  • San Jose Improv
  • Alameda Comedy Club
  • The Comedy Catch
  • Stand Up Live
  • Alameda Comedy Club

SKETCH COMEDY:

  • Killing My Lobster (San Francisco’s Premier Sketch Comedy Group)
  • Richter Scale
  • Sal and Mitzi
  • Duggan and Romane

PRODUCER:

  • The Romane Event (2003-2014)
  • The Charm Offensive (2015-2021)

COOL STUFF:

  • The Voice Of Pandora
  • 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)
  • NPR’s Forum

SHARED THE STAGE:

  • Robin Williams
  • Norm MacDonald
  • Truett Beasley
  • Dana Gould
  • Todd Glass
  • Hasan Minhaj
  • Ali Wong
  • James Adomian
  • Kyle Kinane
  • Bobcat Goldthwait
  • Maria Bamford
  • Josh Blue
  • Nate Bargatze
  • Moshe Kasher
  • Kevin Pollack
  • Jake Johannsen
  • Stephen Lynch
  • Kyle Dunnigan
  • Hal Sparks
  • Margaret Cho
  • Roy Wood Jr.
  • James Adomian

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