Lineup for January 24th – Sketchfest Edition
Brian Frange, Emmett Montgomery, Gabe Dinger, Paco Romane and Rob Stern will be joining us this week for a special SF Sketchfest edition of The Mission Position. Tickets are $15 and can be reserved here.
Brian Frange started performing comedy in Bloomington, Indiana where he was the first house MC of The Comedy Attic which was named one of the Top 10 Comedy Clubs in America by USA Today. Since moving to New York City in 2009 Brian has had the privilege to feature for Paul Reiser (Mad About You), Amy Schumer (Inside Amy Schumer), Pete Holmes (The Pete Holmes Show), John Mulaney (SNL), and Eugene Mirman (Bob’s Burgers).
Brian was a featured comedian at the 2014 San Francisco SketchFest, 2012 Bridgetown Comedy Festival, 2013 Limestone Comedy Festival, 2013 Gilda’s Laugh Fest, 2014 North Carolina Comedy and Arts Festival, 2013 Cape Fear Comedy Festival, 2013 Fall Back Comedy Festival, 2012 Laughing Devil Comedy Festival, 2012 and 2013 Hoboken Comedy Festival, 2013 Jersey City Comedy Festival and The 2008 and 2009 Bloomington Comedy Festivals. He has also appeared in Comedy Brew on Hulu Originals, in numerous videos for College Humor in TimeOut NY’s Joke of the Week and on HuffPost Live as a comedian correspondent.
Brian is also one half of the sketch comedy duo Frange & Stern which was an official selection at the 2013 New York City Sketch Festival, 2014 San Francisco SketchFest, 2014 Chicago Sketch Festival, 2013 Philly SketchFest, 2014 North Carolina Comedy and Arts Festival, 2013 Fall Back Comedy Festival and The 2013 Bad Theater Festival.
Brian is the host and creator of the conspiracy theory podcast The Unbelievable Podcast which in 2013 surpassed 350,000 downloads and was featured in the 2013 Limestone Comedy Festival alongside Pete Holmes’ You Made It Weird and Doug Benson’s Dining With Doug & Karen.
Born in Utah, based in Seattle, Emmett Montgomery is a storyteller, comedian and artist who first found the stand-up stage in 2004 and has been failing beautiful ever since. Emmett has been involved in a lot of things including critically acclaimed comedy collectives, post apocalyptic variety shows, underground wrestling leagues and family friendly comedy nights in pizza restaurants. Mr. Montgomery has been featured the film “Seattle Komedy Documentary”, the coffee table book “Seattle 100: a portrait of a city” and multiple festivals including Bumbershoot and the Bridgetown Comedy and Sasquatch festivals. In addition to wandering the country telling jokes he currently curates and hosts a love letter to Seattle in the form of variety show/sharing party entitled “Weird and Awesome with Emmett Montgomery” at the beloved Annex Theatre and is a member of the Seattle chapter of the Bushwick Book Club, a collection of musicians and artists that create and perform original works based on literary sources. Emmett lives with his beautiful wife and hideous cat in a refurbished motel built specifically for the 1962 Seattle Worlds Fair and enjoys making puppets.
Gabe Dinger started doing stand up comedy in 2005. He won the Portland Amateur Comedy Contest in 2006 showcasing his razor-sharp wit and unmatched timing, and in 2007 won the CBS Radio Laff Off. Gabe’s material is fun and smart in a way that is accessible to a wide audience. Gabe can boast being the first comedian in Oregon State history to perform at Oregon State Maximum Security Prison in Salem Oregon. Gabe is a main-stage cast member and instructor at Curious Comedy Theater. Gabe’s experience includes improv and sketch comedy making his stage performances exciting, dynamic, unpredictable, and always funny.
Gabe has performed in a variety of venues; clubs such as Harvey’s (Portland, OR), Helium (Portland, OR), The Funny Bone (Boise, ID and Reno, NV) and Gabe has also been a part of the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, OR since it’s inception in 2008, and countless one nighters across the north and mid west. In a nutshell Gabe is the consummate comedian. You won’t want to miss his exciting thrill ride of a show.
Paco Romane, is an award-winning comedian, filmmaker (voted “Best Comedian” in the San Francisco Weekly and San Francisco Bay Guardian), actor, voice over actor, director, writer, musician, and producer.
Paco just appeared in Comedy Central’s “Drunk History San Francisco”!
He was also recently interviewed by NPR affiliate KQED for an article called “Paco Romane Edges Closer To a Comedic Breakthrough”. They sat down to discuss Paco’s comedy and experience as an actor and his show The Romane Event Comedy Show.
Recently he was invited to talk about comedy and sketch comedy with the Producers of SF Sketchfest on Michael Krasny’s Forum on NPR and was given the rare opportunity to perform live on the air with Killing My Lobster the Bay Area’s premier sketch comedy group.
Paco is a long time company member of Killing My Lobster, the Bay Area’s premier Sketch Comedy group. He uses his work with Killing My Lobster to create routines and characters that are inventive, funny, spontaneous, and utterly unique. The SF Haight-Ashbury Beat said “Paco Romane is a genius when it comes to developing characters.”
He has performed in many films, plays, sketch comedy shows, podcasts and commercials and can be seen in the recent national IBM commercial “Driverless” and heard doing the Voice Over for a national VISA commercial.
Rob Stern is a writer and comedian. Winner of TimeOut NY’s “Joke of The Week,” Rob Stern can be seen performing stand up all over NYC. He also performs improv weekly as part of his house team “Family Haircut” at the Peoples Improv Theater. He has appeared on Comedy Central, G4TV, and TruTV as well as many online productions.