Bio

Who Is Paco Romane?

SHORT BIO:
Paco Romane has been seen on Comedy Central, Drunk History, HBO, Funny or Die and is one of those guys who’s done a little bit of everything, from stand-up, acting, writing, and improv to voice-overs and podcasts. His “hilarious comedy” (The A.V. Club) is engaging and authentic and has established him as a crowd favorite. Known as a “versatile mash-up of everything comedic” (SF Sketchfest), Romane is a natural entertainer ready to riff with the crowd, tell hilarious stories or turn anything in the moment into his act. If you head to his show, “prepare to be charmed by Romane and his easy-going, self-effacing ways, but remember no hugs. Romane is a strict non-hugger” (Santa Cruz Sentinel).

 

LONG BIO: 
Paco Romane is one of those guys who’s done a little bit of everything, from stand-up, acting, writing, and improv to voice-overs (The Voice of Pandora Radio), podcasts, and producing comedy shows. His “hilarious comedy” (The A.V. Club) is engaging and authentic and has established him as a crowd favorite. It’s hard to compare Paco to any comedian working today because “to call Paco Romane an original is no exaggeration” (Digital Journal). Known as a “versatile mash-up of everything comedic” (SF Sketchfest), Romane is a natural entertainer ready to riff on bad breakups or poke fun at himself and his everyman physique. If you head to his show, “prepare to be charmed by Romane and his easy-going, self-effacing ways, but remember no hugs. Romane is a strict non-hugger “(Santa Cruz Sentinel).

 

Paco is also an adept sketch comedy writer and performer, and years of performing 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 T.V. gigs” (NBC). His abilities vary, from recording an improvised Casey Kasem impression for hip-hop legend E-40 to shooting commercials with NBA champion Klay Thompson and Mr. T to working with comedy legends like Norm MacDonald, Nate Bargatze, Maria Bamford, Ali Wong, Todd Glass, Robin Williams, and many others.

 

Twice voted Best Comedian by The S.F. Bay Guardian and the S.F. Weekly, he has been referred to as “one of the greatest Bay Area comedians” (Spinning Platters) and has worked with some of the biggest names in comedy, music, and even sports. He is a favorite performer in SF Sketchfest (12x) and Outside Lands Festival (2x) as a comedian, improviser, podcaster, and sketch performer.

 

He has appeared on Comedy Central, Drunk History, Nickelodeon, HBO, Funny or Die, numerous national commercials as on-camera talent and voice-over (The Voice of Pandora Radio). In 2015 Paco started the premier podcast about documentaries Sup Doc where he interviews terrific guests from the worlds of television, film, comedy, podcasts, and more. Robin Williams once quipped, “Paco is sharp as a knife and quick as lightning with just the right amount of charm.”

NICE WORDS:
“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 

“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:

CLUBS:

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

SKETCH COMEDY:

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

COMEDY SHOW PRODUCER:

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

NOTABLE:

  • 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 McDonald
  • Truett Beasley
  • Dana Gould
  • Todd Glass
  • 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
  • Kids In The Hall 
    Paco Romane: Comedian. Actor. Voice-Over. Photo by Stuart Locklear
    Paco Romane: Comedian. Actor. Voice-Over. Photo by Stuart Locklear
    Paco Romane: Comedian. Actor. Voice-Over. Photo by Mike Bryk
    Paco Romane: Comedian. Actor. Voice-Over. Photo by Mike Bryk
    Paco Romane: Comedian. Actor. Voice-Over. Photo by Rich Yee
    Paco Romane: Comedian. Actor. Voice-Over. Photo by Rich Yee