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Funcheap $5 Comedy Night

A huge “Best of SF” 2015 comedy showcase on Saturday night
By - posted 2/5/2015 No Comment

Funcheap and Stroy Moyd of #HellaFunny are taking over the historic Great Star Theater (built in 1925) for a one-night-only “Best of SF” comedy showcase on Saturday, February 7, 2015.

>> Get $5 tickets (good for the first 200 people at each show)

We’ve handpicked five of the funniest up-and-coming comedians in San Francisco, all of whom have been honored as “Best of SF” by the SF Weekly, Guardian or Metro Magazine, and we’re showcasing them for just one night. Expect a night of top local comics, comedy giveaways, and some surprises.

Funcheap’s “Best of SF ” Comedy Showtacular
Saturday, February 7, 2015 (Two shows: 7:30 pm; 10 pm)
Great Star Theater, 636 Jackson at Kearny, SF
$5 early bird ; $15 at the door per show

Pre-show Motown jams with DJ Sophomore & HellaMotown afterparty until 2am.

Comedy Lineup (Both Shows: 7:30pm & 10pm)

  • Paco Romane (“Best Comedian” – SF Weekly & SF Bay Guardian)
  • Andrew Holmgren (SF Weekly’s “Top 10 Comics to Watch”)
  • Kaseem Bentley (SF Weekly’s “Best Racial Humor You Don’t Feel Guilty Laughing At”)
  • Justin Gomes (“Best Comedy Troupe” – SF Weekly)
  • Butch Escobar (“Best Comic in the Bay” Metro Magazine)
  • Plus Stroy Moyd (SF Sketchfest, Oddball Comedy Festival)
  • Brand new sets from #HellaFunny rising stars Dirty Mike, Chey Bell, Feel Woods, and Tim Young.
  • Host Tony Sparks (The Godfather of San Francisco Comedy)

Like all things in life, the lineup subject to change.

Paco Romane 
Comedy Central, Best Comedian SF Bay Guardian and SF Weekly

San Francisco based comedian Paco Romane has appeared on Comedy Central, NPR, Nickelodeon, and is a critically acclaimed an award-winning comedian and filmmaker in addition to being an actor, director, writer, musician, and producer. He was twice voted “Best Comedian” by the San Francisco Weekly and San Francisco Bay Guardian. He has established himself, as one of the favorite comedians in the San Francisco comedy scene and his energetic, self-deprecating comedic style is a hit with audiences across the country. Paco can use his experience as an improv/sketch comedian to take just about any live moment and spin it into his act.



Butch Escobar
Metro Magazine Best Comic in the Bay

Butch Escobar born and raised in San Jose California has been honing his comedy skills over the past decade. He is one of the most prominent comics in the Bay Area producing and performing multiple in shows including his monthly Unfiltered Underground at the San Jose Improv. Butch has toured all over the country with great performers including Tom Green, Doug Stanhope, Bobby Lee, and Last Comic Standing winner Felipe Esparza. He Frequents southern California and is a regular fixture at the Hollywood Improv and the world famous Comedy Store on sunset Boulevard. With comedy based on his everyday life his comedy is constantly evolving.


Andrew Holmgren
Comic to Watch SF Weekly, Punchline Comedy Club

Comedian Andrew Holmgren embodies a rare combination of humility and good looks rarely seen before on this planet. The laid-back jokester performs with a certain reverence for irreverence and his succinct, clever sense of humor has caused people to call him a smart-ass more times than he cares to remember. Holmgren comes to party, based out of San Francisco, he was named one of 2013’s “comics to watch” by SF Weekly and was named “Best Comedian” in 2014 by the same publication. Andrew produces the popular San Francisco comedy showcase ‘Get Yucked Up’, he performs all over the country and has appeared at SF Sketchfest, Savage Henry Comedy Festival and The Sacramento Comedy Fest, where he was named best visiting comedian. I’d buy him a beer if I were you. He’s also got great hair.


Kaseem Bentley
SF Weekly Best Racial Humor, SF SketchFest

Named SF Weekly’s Best of Award Winner for “Racial Humor You Don’t Feel Guilty Laughing At” and one of the Bay Area’s “Top 5 Comedians to Watch” by the San Jose Mercury News, Kaseem Bentley is an African American insult comic from San Francisco. Growing up with his ‘hardcore class clown’ father and mom that was like a tough Claire Huxtable, Kaseem developed his no-holds-barred comedic style that made friends and co-workers always laugh. After years of procrastinating, he finally tried stand up in 2006 and has been steadily making a name for himself in the Bay Area. Known as the “The funniest comic at the worst show,” he works at works at the SF Punchline, Cobb’s, countless bars, B rooms and just recently performed at the San Francisco Comedy and Burrito Festival.


Justin Gomes
SF Weekly Best Comedy Troupe, Creator of Sylvan Productions

Justin Gomes is the “man in charge” at Sylvan. In other words, he designed the logo. After studying theatre and linguistics on the cheap for many years, at many different community colleges, Justin was faced with a decision: Pay big money for a degree from a four year, or spend that money on real world production experience. So he dropped out of college and teamed up with high school comedy compatriot Andrew Moore, then reformed their young sketch comedy group Sylvan into Sylvan Productions. Justin is an accomplished improviser and stand-up comedian. He has performed on stages all over the west coast, and has absolutely devastated audiences with laughter at both the Noisepop and San Francisco Comedy and Burrito festivals.



Stroy Moyd
SF Sketchfest, Cobb’s, Oddball Festival with Dave Chapelle

Stroy Moyd is rising comic star from Oakland. Dubbing himself as The Prince of Comedy, Stroy Moyd is a 3-time winner of the Fresh Faces Comedy Competition at the Hollywood Laugh Factory and has been seen at both the SF SketchFest and the LaughFest in Grand Rapids. Equipped with his Afro pick, Stroy performs with passion and has enough energy to wake any crowd up.