The Romane Event Comedy Show – Sketchfest 2016

The Romane Event Comedy Show is BACK in SF Sketchfest!

Join host Paco Romane for a great night of laughs with an All-Star comedy line-up!

After a brief hiatus The Romane Event Comedy Show is BACK at the legendary San Francisco Sketchfest! One of the most celebrated and longest running comedy shows in San Francisco this underground comedy event has been ongoing for 11 years. Host Paco Romane (2x Voted Best Comedian in San Francisco) always puts together a lineup of the best in Bay Area comedy – veterans, legends, and up-and-comers – as well as notable national talent.

Join us for an All-Star comedy line up at The Romane Event Comedy Show: Scott Simpson, Tom Devenport, Drew Platt, Lauren O’Brien, Jane Harrison and Paco Romane

When: Saturday January 9th
Time: 10:00 pm
Where: The Brava Theater
Tix: Go here!

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Tom Devenport

Tom never planned it to work out this way, but lunch can change everything. One tainted burrito (It’s a long story), a career change, and several years later, Tom has performed in clubs, theaters, hotel ballrooms, on decks, in conference rooms, in bars, at malls, behind chicken wire, at sci-fi conventions, and in school cafeterias, explaining his nerd’s-eye view of the world to audiences across the US, UK, France and Germany. When he… Read More →

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Jane Harrison

Jane Harrison got her start in Atlanta, but was lured to the Bay Area by the promise of orgasms and stage time. She found at least one of those things on a consistent basis. Her frank material, delivered in her smoky radio voice, only makes people uncomfortable who deserve to be uncomfortable. For everyone else, her act is a feet-up, hair-down, mic-drop tour de farce. She’s performed at Cobb’s Comedy Club, the San Francisco Punchline, the Cynic… Read More →

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Lauren O’Brien

You may have seen Lauren and her impressions in the viral video “Celebrities Stuck in Traffic” featured on the TODAY Show, Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post and more. Lauren began her comedy career with another viral video “Office Party Drunk” featured on CNN and The Howard Stern Show, then started performing sketch, improv and stand-up regularly. She transitioned her stage persona into an on-air personality for the top-rated morning radio… Read More →

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Drew Platt

Drew Platt is a standup comic from South Mississippi who started doing comedy in New Orleans. After doing several festivals in the south including SXSW and Fun, Fun, Fun Fest he moved to San Francisco where he’s performed at some of the countries best comedy clubs, including The Punchline, Cobb’s Comedy Club and Doc’s Lab. Drew has opened for comedians such as Louis C.K., Saturday Night Live’s Darrell Hammond, Kyle Kinane and many more.

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Paco Romane

Paco Romane is an award-winning and critically acclaimed stand up comedian (voted “Best Comedian” in the San Francisco Weekly and San Francisco Bay Guardian), actor, writer, and director. He has established himself as a favorite new comedian with his energetic, self-deprecating style. In a recent interview with KQED Arts, journalist Jonathan Curiel added, “This SF comedian keeps audiences riveted and coming back for more with… Read More →

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Scott Simpson

Scott Simpson once came back to the U.S. from Japan by boat, lying to his girlfriend that it was for the adventure when really it was because he was afraid of flying. He’s now a full-time comedian and writer who has performed at SF Sketchfest, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and the North American Comedy and Music Festival. He makes jokes on Twitter as @scottsimpson, and his show “You Look Nice Today” has received the Podcast Award for Best… Read More →

Now is your chance to see the show The Onion hailed as “hilarious”, and the San Francisco Chronicle called “one of San Francisco’s best comedy shows”. The Romane Event always has an awesome line-up of todays best comedians, many of whom have appeared on late-night television and have performed on Comedy Central, Letterman, Chelsea Lately, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Tonight Show, HBO and more!

The Romane Event has been featured and a top-pick on television, radio and in print including: The Huffington Post, The Onion, NBC Bay Area, NPR, SF Weekly, SF Guardian, SF Chronicle, East Bay Express, SF Examiner, Latin Bay Area, SF FunCheap, Broke-Ass Stuart, The Bold Italic, Mission-Mission, SF Station, YELP, The Egotist, Time Out SF, and many more!

Paco Romane is a stand-up comedian and actor. He fuses improv and sketch comedy to his energetic, self-deprecating style. He creates routines and characters that are inventive, spontaneous, and utterly unique. He was voted Best Comedian in San Francisco, is a long standing company member of San Francisco’s premier sketch comedy group Killing My Lobster, and has been featured on Comedy Central, Huffington Post, NBC, Funny or Die, Youtube, Cracked, NY Times, NPR, The To Do List, and countless others.  Paco has been called “a mash-up of all things funny”, “a supreme improviser” by NBC, while DigitalJournal declared “to call Paco and original is not an exaggeration” and KQED added “San Francisco comedian Paco Romane keeps audiences coming back with live gigs and TV shows”.