Stand Up

Paco Romane is a critically acclaimed and award-winning stand up comedian, actor and writer.

Twice voted Best Comedian in San Francisco, he fuses improv and sketch comedy to his energetic, self-deprecating style and takes just about any live moment to spin it into his act.

He creates routines and characters that are inventive, funny, spontaneous, and utterly unique. SF Sketchfest remarked, “Paco is a mash-up of all things funny-sketch, stand-up, improv you name it”.

The Onion said Paco is “hilarious”, KQED added, “Paco keeps audiences coming back for more with live shows and TV gigs”, and wrote “to call Paco an original is no exaggeration”.

He recently appeared on Comedy Central’s Drunk History and has performed with Robin Williams, Maria Bamford, Bobcat Goldthwait, Norm MacDonald, Bob Rubin, Moshe Kasher, Josh Blue, Tom Kenny, Greg Proops, Robert Hawkins, Jake Johannsen, Carlos Alazraqui, Kevin Pollack, Kids In The Hall and more.


  • 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


  • SF Sketchfest – 2003, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • San Francisco Comedy Day – 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • SF Comedy and Burrito Festival – 2012
  • I Laughed So Hard Comedy Festival – 2007
  • Gulf Coast Comedy Festival – 2006
  • Vancouver Comedy Festival – 2005
  • SF Fringe Festival – 2005, 2006


For booking in the midwest please contact Funny Business Agency.


  • NPR -An interview with with Paco Romane of San Francisco’s venerable sketch comedy troupe Killing My Lobster. They’ll perform live — and we’ll talk with two comedians and founders of SF Sketchfest.
  • KQED – Paco Romane Edges Closer To A Comedic “Breakthrough”.
  • NBC  – Paco Romane Ends 9 Year Run.
  • SF Weekly – Paco Romane Gets The Last Laugh.
  • Digital Journal – Romane Event Comedy Star Pleased To Stand Up in SF Sketchfest
  • Kalamazoo Gazette – Paco Romane Tells Drunk History on Comedy Central
  • NBC Bay Area – The Romane Event Turns 7


  • The Onion – “Paco Romane is hilarious”
  • KQED – “Paco keeps audiences coming back for more with live shows and TV gigs”
  • DigitalJournal – “To call Paco an original is no exaggeration”
  • NBC Bay Area – “Years of success have kept Paco Romane near the top of the SF comedy scene”
  • Haight-Ashbury Beat – “Paco is a genius when it comes to creating characters”
  • SF Sketchfest – “Paco is a mash up of all things funny – sketch, stand up, improv you name it. Paco’s stand up is really strong”