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Comedy Festival January 2018

NTC proudly presents our third Comedy Festival!

Friday January 5th, 2018 at 8:00pm
Saturday January 6th, 2018 at 8:00pm

Tickets are $20 for each session

There will be wine and beer!

The weekend is organized by Jason Kyle of Humor Resources. See below for info on the performers.
(line-up and order subject to change)

The Host

Jason Kyle

Jason ditched his corporate job to make fun of it on stage, and he’s never looked back. He’s appeared on MTV, National Geographic, Discovery and the REELZ Channel, and in commercial campaigns for Toyota, Chevy and DELL. He’s the Founder/ Owner of Humor Resources, a company specializing in creating hilarious content and live corporate comedy shows. Jason uses his high energy and improvisational style on the crowd, either making people shriek in laughter or nervousness, but usually it’s a more than pleasurable combination of both.


Friday, January 5th

Paco Romane

Authentic, engaging, and unpredictable, Paco is an SF and LA comedian, writer, improviser, producer and actor which makes him seriously bi-polar! Get it? Cause of the north and south thing…Moving on…He has appeared on Comedy Central and many national commercials and films. He has made countless festival appearances including: San Francisco Sketchfest (2004-Present), Outside Lands Festival, Gulf Coast Comedy Festival, Comedy Day and LaughFest. He was twice voted “Best Comedian” in San Francisco by The SF Weekly and SF Bay Guardian.

Dave George

Dave is the Winner of the DC Improv’s inaugural Open Mic Championship. He’s a comic and writer who has opened for just about everyone in Las Vegas and Atlantic City, and has written for Alec Baldwin, Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon.


Karinda Dobbins

Karinda is a Detroit-raised, San Francisco-based stand-up comic and actor. Bitch Magazine said Karinda is one of “Six Hilarious Female Comedians You Don’t Know Yet – But Should”. She has opened for Dave Chappelle, Trevor Noah, Hari Kondabolu, Margaret Cho and toured with W. Kamau Bell. She performed at Bridgetown Comedy Festival and Comedy Central’s Collosal Clusterfest. Karinda made her primetime national television debut on NickMom Night Out. She produces a bi-monthly political comedy show in Oakland called The Resistance.

Chris Storin

Chris is one of the funniest up and coming comedians out of the Bay Area. He headlines clubs all over the west coast, with his energetic style and gripping stories that keep audiences wanting more. He recently went to Japan and got to fulfill a personal dream by performing for the U.S. troops. He’s opened for many of the greats and is currently touring or bugging someone. Go check out Chris Storin when he hits your town, you will have FUN!


Saturday, January 6th

Phil Griffiths

As far as mid-life crisis go, Phil Griffiths’ wife stacks his career in stand up comedy as better than a drug addiction but worse than him having a mistress. With his dry deadpan humor, Phil performs all over the state and shares his slightly off observations on life. Phil has opened for Jermaine Fowler, Chad Daniels, Brad Williams and Laurie Kilmartin. Recently Phil performed in the 2017 San Francisco Sketchfest and was a top ten finalist in the 2016 San Francisco Comedy Competition. He has also performed in the San Diego, Sacramento, Chico and Santa Cruz Comedy Festivals. Phil is a regular at the San Francisco Punch Line and Rooster T. Feathers in Sunnyvale and also hosts, Comedy Sharks, a successful comedy showcase in the Bay Area.

Liz Stone

A former corporate attorney who spent too many weekends in the office and nearly hung herself on a rope of financial documents, Liz discovered stand up comedy as a balance to the corporate grind and has been entertaining audiences with her unique perspective ever since. Known for her personal stories of love, life, and embarrassing moments, Liz has been seen at SF Sketchfest and all the top clubs in the Bay and throughout the West Coast.

Ben Feldman

A standup comedian and writer based in San Francisco who works all the top comedy clubs including the Punchline, Improv, Cobb’s and Rooster T. Feathers, and tours all over the coast. Named one of the Best Comics to Watch by SF Weekly in 2013, Ben Feldman’s acerbic wit is provocative yet playful, delivered with glints of absurdity as he teeters back and forth along the thick line between aggression and charm. In other words, he’s a heavily sarcastic but likable smart-ass.

Samson Koletkar

A former Product Manager, Silicon India listed him in “10 Indian Comedians Who Found Success in the U.S.” Samson is the world’s only Indian Jewish Stand-Up Comedian, married to a Hindu woman, and father of an adopted American child. He has performed his cerebral, intelligent, clean brand of humor with biting social, political, and religious commentary across USA, Canada & India. Samson’s sharp comedy has been featured on CBS, NBC, KRON4 and NPR.