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About Funcheap

Finding fun and cheap stuff to do in San Francisco & Bay Area.

Going out and having fun in SF is just too expensive. That’s why we started Funcheap – a labor of love where we dig up all the fun, weird and exciting things to do in our awesome city.

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The Funcheap Team


Johnny Funcheap

Founder & Overall Cheapskate-in-Charge
Johnny Funcheap moved to the San Francisco with no job and no friends and just wanted to find things fun things to do. He’s been a regular guest on KFOG, KGO, KQED and KALX,, was a columnist for SF Weekly, was named a “Game Changer” by San Francisco Magazine and told dirty stories at Litquake. He loves fireworks, robots, ballerina pie fights and anything involving rum cocktails. Oh, and Round Table Pizza. We left the most important passion for last. johnny@funcheap.com

Rebecca Goglia

Editor-in-Chief & Product Manager
The head of just about everything that has to do with Funcheap, “Becca Bandit” digs up all the fun, weird, unique and crazy events we feature. As lover of all things free, she founded San FranFREEsco and FreeSXSW. She joined forces with Johnny Funcheap to create a more awesomer world for anyone on a budget. She loves entering contests (she recently won a trip to Brazil to see Lollapalooza), live music and travel. Thank goodness Funcheap is a virtual site so she can work remotely from wherever in the world she happens to be this week.

Marco Schmoecker

Head of Engineering & Technology
The man behind the code who knows how to wrestle WordPress into submission and make it do unnatural things. He lives in Alameda, is originally from Germany and calls Berlin-Style Ping Pong just “ping pong.” He also enjoys being a coach for his son’s soccer team, helping train these soccer tykes to be on the USA’s 2030 World Cup squad.

How did Funcheap Begin?
Funcheap was started in 2003 as two poor, underemployed San Franciscans, Johnny and Shannon who were sick and tired of trolling through the Guardian, the Weekly, Craigslist and all those fliers on telephone poles on Haight Street just to find out fun and free things to do. So they put together a list for themselves and their friends. 10,000 people later, they figured we were on to something! Then Johnny & Shannon decided they might possibly love each other more than free events, started dating and got married. The end.