Sat January 28 - Sat February 4, 2023

SF SKETCHFEST PRESENTS: KILLER LINEUP

Anything but the usual suspects, Killer Lineup is a who's who of our favorite stand-ups of the moment. Catch a rotating cast of SF Sketchfest-approved personalities in this scary good showcase. With Mohanad Elshieky, Joe Kwaczala, Orlando Leyba, Kenice Mobley and Yamaneika Saunders, hosted by Laura Sanders.

Joe Kwaczala is a Los Angeles-based stand-up who started doing comedy in Chicago but grew up in Pittsburgh. His Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents half-hour special aired in 2019. He's also known for releasing 31 videos in one day, a feat that garnered praise from Vulture and The A.V. Club. A select number of these sketches were compiled into a pilot called "Kwaczala," which won Best Late Night Series at Seriesfest 2019 and was declared "Funniest Show at Seriesfest" by Paste Magazine. The full series can be watched on Amazon Prime. Recently, he did it AGAIN, this time releasing 21 videos in a day for the year 2021.

Kenice Mobley is a stand-up comedian and filmmaker based in Brooklyn, New York. Kenice was a host for the VICE News series, "Complexify," and made her TV debut in 2021, performing stand-up on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon." She also worked on the 2020 BET Awards and wrote on "By Us, For Us," a comedy sketch show for ColorofChange.org. Kenice performs stand-up comedy around the world and has participated in the Women in Comedy Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival and SF Sketchfest. She has also appeared on Laughs on FOX and SiriusXM and hosts Love About Town, an interview and relationship podcast. Kenice was a finalist in the 2019 StandUpNBC showcase and was just included on Vulture's 2021 list of Comedians You Should Know.

Mohanad Elshieky is a New York based comedian who made his national TV debut on "Conan," has been featured on Comedy Central, and has toured with Pop Up Magazine. He is a co-host of the new Lemonada podcast, "I'm Sorry," where each week the hosts unravel the latest and greatest in twitter gaffes, petty beef and not-so-subtle shade. In 2018, he appeared in an episode of Epix's "Unprotected Sets" and was listed as one of Thrillist's 50 Best Undiscovered Comics. Mohanad, who is currently a digital producer on "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee," has a special skill for making you laugh at the seemingly unlaughable. The Libyan-born comedian combines a deceptively laid-back demeanor with his whip-smart perspective on politics and culture. The Portland Mercury called him "an undisputed genius of comedy" and he's been featured on podcasts such as Lovett or Leave It, Pod Save The People and Harmontown. He also toured across the country with the critically acclaimed storytelling show Pop Up Magazine. Elshieky zeroes in on topics that seem off limits, then surprises you with how hard you are laughing. Follow Mohanad on twitter: @MohanadElshieky

Orlando Leyba is stand up comedian who connects with all audiences through his unique life experience, and perspective. Orlando has a knack for finding humor in just about anything that crosses his path. With his animated demeanor, Orlando entertains audiences through his dynamic storytelling and undeniable likeability, allowing them to come along for the fun ride of his life experiences. He has been working hard, making his mark on the comedy scene. Most recently, his album is now streaming and he's had multiple appearances on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon." His comedy special, "Adorable," is streaming on HBO, and he voices a character in the animated kids film "Luis and The Aliens" on Hulu. He's appeared on three episodes of TruTV's "LaffTracks," on TBS's "Wreck League," on the NBC show "Bring the Funny," and was a finalist in NBC's "Stand Up Showcase." Orlando has become a regular at comedy festivals and clubs throughout the U.S and Canada.

Yamaneika Saunders is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actor known for her work as a panelist on "The Meredith Vierira Show" and lead roles on Oxygen's "Funny Girls" and Comedy Central's "In Security." Yam has appeared on HBO's "Crashing," truTV's "Comedy Knockout" and "Laff Mobb's Laff Tracks," Comedy Central's "Broad City," The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore," and "This is Not Happening." Yam has also been featured on TV Land's "The Jim Gaffigan Show," A&E's "Black and White," NBC's "Last Comic Standing," and as a recurring correspondent on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon." Yamaneika has performed stand-up at the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal, "The Half Hour" on Comedy Central, and filmed a half-hour special as part of the comedy showcase "The Degenerates" for Netflix. She currently stars on Comedy Central's "This Week at the Comedy Cellar," VH1's "Talk 30 to Me," Bravo's "Kandi Koated Nights," and most recently as a writer and performer in the Jeff Ross Netflix original series "Historical Rants," which premiered in May. You can listen to her weekly on her hit podcast Rantin and Ravin. Yamaneika also voices the therapist character on "Flatbush Misdemeanors" and was cast in Amy Schumer's "Life with Bet." Saunders is currently a staff writer for "That Damn Michael Che."
Anything but the usual suspects, Killer Lineup is a who's who of our favorite stand-ups of the moment. Catch a rotating cast of SF Sketchfest-approved personalities in this scary good showcase. With Mohanad Elshieky, Joe Kwaczala, Orlando Leyba, Kenice Mobley and Yamaneika Saunders, hosted by Laura Sanders.

Joe Kwaczala is a Los Angeles-based stand-up who started doing comedy in Chicago but grew up in Pittsburgh. His Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents half-hour special aired in 2019. He's also known for releasing 31 videos in one day, a feat that garnered praise from Vulture and The A.V. Club. A select number of these sketches were compiled into a pilot called "Kwaczala," which won Best Late Night Series at Seriesfest 2019 and was declared "Funniest Show at Seriesfest" by Paste Magazine. The full series can be watched on Amazon Prime. Recently, he did it AGAIN, this time releasing 21 videos in a day for the year 2021.

Kenice Mobley is a stand-up comedian and filmmaker based in Brooklyn, New York. Kenice was a host for the VICE News series, "Complexify," and made her TV debut in 2021, performing stand-up on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon." She also worked on the 2020 BET Awards and wrote on "By Us, For Us," a comedy sketch show for ColorofChange.org. Kenice performs stand-up comedy around the world and has participated in the Women in Comedy Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival and SF Sketchfest. She has also appeared on Laughs on FOX and SiriusXM and hosts Love About Town, an interview and relationship podcast. Kenice was a finalist in the 2019 StandUpNBC showcase and was just included on Vulture's 2021 list of Comedians You Should Know.

Mohanad Elshieky is a New York based comedian who made his national TV debut on "Conan," has been featured on Comedy Central, and has toured with Pop Up Magazine. He is a co-host of the new Lemonada podcast, "I'm Sorry," where each week the hosts unravel the latest and greatest in twitter gaffes, petty beef and not-so-subtle shade. In 2018, he appeared in an episode of Epix's "Unprotected Sets" and was listed as one of Thrillist's 50 Best Undiscovered Comics. Mohanad, who is currently a digital producer on "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee," has a special skill for making you laugh at the seemingly unlaughable. The Libyan-born comedian combines a deceptively laid-back demeanor with his whip-smart perspective on politics and culture. The Portland Mercury called him "an undisputed genius of comedy" and he's been featured on podcasts such as Lovett or Leave It, Pod Save The People and Harmontown. He also toured across the country with the critically acclaimed storytelling show Pop Up Magazine. Elshieky zeroes in on topics that seem off limits, then surprises you with how hard you are laughing. Follow Mohanad on twitter: @MohanadElshieky

Orlando Leyba is stand up comedian who connects with all audiences through his unique life experience, and perspective. Orlando has a knack for finding humor in just about anything that crosses his path. With his animated demeanor, Orlando entertains audiences through his dynamic storytelling and undeniable likeability, allowing them to come along for the fun ride of his life experiences. He has been working hard, making his mark on the comedy scene. Most recently, his album is now streaming and he's had multiple appearances on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon." His comedy special, "Adorable," is streaming on HBO, and he voices a character in the animated kids film "Luis and The Aliens" on Hulu. He's appeared on three episodes of TruTV's "LaffTracks," on TBS's "Wreck League," on the NBC show "Bring the Funny," and was a finalist in NBC's "Stand Up Showcase." Orlando has become a regular at comedy festivals and clubs throughout the U.S and Canada.

Yamaneika Saunders is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actor known for her work as a panelist on "The Meredith Vierira Show" and lead roles on Oxygen's "Funny Girls" and Comedy Central's "In Security." Yam has appeared on HBO's "Crashing," truTV's "Comedy Knockout" and "Laff Mobb's Laff Tracks," Comedy Central's "Broad City," The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore," and "This is Not Happening." Yam has also been featured on TV Land's "The Jim Gaffigan Show," A&E's "Black and White," NBC's "Last Comic Standing," and as a recurring correspondent on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon." Yamaneika has performed stand-up at the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal, "The Half Hour" on Comedy Central, and filmed a half-hour special as part of the comedy showcase "The Degenerates" for Netflix. She currently stars on Comedy Central's "This Week at the Comedy Cellar," VH1's "Talk 30 to Me," Bravo's "Kandi Koated Nights," and most recently as a writer and performer in the Jeff Ross Netflix original series "Historical Rants," which premiered in May. You can listen to her weekly on her hit podcast Rantin and Ravin. Yamaneika also voices the therapist character on "Flatbush Misdemeanors" and was cast in Amy Schumer's "Life with Bet." Saunders is currently a staff writer for "That Damn Michael Che."
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