[Another year, another list. Varied veritable tastemakers always carve out a set of darlings, and Variety has always kept an ear to the ground, an antenna to the ether. No surprises, everybody on the list have been on the come up in their respective lanes for seemingly forever. Big shout out to hometown hero Emily Heller, a true native, for making the list. You can catch her headlining San Francisco’s Cynic Cave this Sunday, which, with stellar openers and unmatched atmosphere, promises to be some of the best comedy this Summer.]

Kat Bryson @ Hand to Mouth/Dark Room Theater by Red Scott
11/8. SHOW/OFF Opening Night @ The Box Factory. 865 Florida St. SF. $5 (donation). Click the Photo for More Information. [Pre Show Hosted by Andrew Roberts and Pippi Lovestocking].

11/8. SHOW/OFF Opening Night @ The Box Factory. 865 Florida St. SF. $5 (donation). Click the Photo for More Information. [Pre Show Hosted by Andrew Roberts and Pippi Lovestocking].

HOLY ZHIT! Last year’s Barbary tent was a festival highlight featuring Paul F. Tompkins, Deon Cole, Moshe Kasher, Matt Braunger and a slew of other greats. This year features legends and luminaries including David Cross, Jackie Kashian, Chris Hardwick, Ron Funches, Caitlin Gill and many more. Click the link and get excited!

2/4. Sylvan Productions @ Noise Pop-Up Shop. 34 Page St. SF. 6PM-11PM. Free. Featuring all your favorite Sylvan performers and tons of special guests*.
*Will not feature more than 2000 lbs of human weight, but well over 2000 lbs of talent.

2/4. Sylvan Productions @ Noise Pop-Up Shop. 34 Page St. SF. 6PM-11PM. Free. Featuring all your favorite Sylvan performers and tons of special guests*.

*Will not feature more than 2000 lbs of human weight, but well over 2000 lbs of talent.