Westside Sketch Co.
Aug
23
8:00pm 8:00pm

Westside Sketch Co.

The Westside Comedy Theater is proud to unveil it's new Mainstage sketch company, doing an hour of new material monthly. 

Written and performed by:
Alonya Eisenberg
Andrew Heder
Alisha Ketry
Carrie Long
Sam Mark
Jennifer Murray
Greg Santos
Atul Singh
Cole Stratton
Patrick Tamisiea

Directed by Marc Warzecha

Wednesday, August 23, 8pm $5
M.I.'s Westside Comedy Theater
1323a 3rd St. Promenade
Santa Monica, CA
 

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Nerdology
Aug
2
10:30pm10:30pm

Nerdology

Think you know a lot about a lot?

Are you the one who always seems to have the answers to your friends' questions about pop-culture, video games, and comic books? Do you rarely need to Google stuff? Then put a team together and come on out to Nerdology! Nerdology is an interactive pop-culture trivia show. A mix of awesome games and trivia interspersed with fun audience interactions. Hosted/written by Cole Stratton.

Come play! Win prizes! Test your knowledge!

Wednesday, August 2nd, 10:30pm
M.I.'s Westside Comedy Theater
1323a 3rd St. Promenade
Santa Monica, CA
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The Bat: Improv in the Dark for Audible
Aug
2
9:00pm 9:00pm

The Bat: Improv in the Dark for Audible

Recorded live for Audible, hosts Cole Stratton and Janet Varney and four guest improvisers will create a world before your very ears, as they'll perform the entire thing in the dark! Characters, conflicts, sound effects and more will be vocally winged based upon your suggestions. 

Guest improvisers:
Stephanie Courtney (Flo from Progressive)
Phil LaMarr ("MADtv")
Tawny Newsome ("Bajillion Dollar Propertie$")
Gary Anthony Williams ("Malcolm in the Middle")

Hosted by
Cole Stratton (Pop My Culture Podcast)
and Janet Varney ("The Legend of Korra")

Wednesday, August 2nd, 9pm $5
M.I.'s Westside Comedy Theater
1323a 3rd St. Promenade
Santa Monica, CA
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Westside Sketch Co.
Jul
26
8:00pm 8:00pm

Westside Sketch Co.

The Westside Comedy Theater is proud to unveil it's new Mainstage sketch company, doing an hour of new material monthly. 

Written and performed by:
Alonya Eisenberg
Andrew Heder
Alisha Ketry
Carrie Long
Sam Mark
Jennifer Murray
Greg Santos
Atul Singh
Cole Stratton
Patrick Tamisiea

Directed by Marc Warzecha

Wednesday, July 26, 8pm $5
M.I.'s Westside Comedy Theater
1323a 3rd St. Promenade
Santa Monica, CA
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COBRANAUTS
Jul
24
9:00pm 9:00pm

COBRANAUTS

The five-time winners of the Westside House Team Tournament, Cobranauts are on a mission to bring hilarious and heartfelt long-form improv to your galaxy.

Featuring:
Morgan Christensen
Jennifer Cowan
Al Garcia
Mary Gutfleisch
Jen Parker
Cole Stratton
Timmy Tamisiea
Jon Thompson
Coached by: Celeste Pechos

Thursday, July 24, 9pm $5
M.I.'s Westside Comedy Theater
1323a 3rd St. Promenade
Santa Monica, CA
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Pretty, Pretty Pony with special guest Curtis Armstrong
Jul
20
10:00pm10:00pm

Pretty, Pretty Pony with special guest Curtis Armstrong

Why the long face? Pretty, Pretty Pony presents an Armando-style improv show so gorgeous you’ll want to groom its silky, sexy mane. Say yea and not neigh to these long-form and fast-paced make-em-ups based on stories from a special guest monologist who most likely has been on television or movies or something. Joining them on July 20th is hilarious character actor Curtis Armstrong ("Revenge of the Nerds," "Better Off Dead," "Moonlighting" and much more!)

Pretty, Pretty Pony is:

Chris Alvarado (Comedy Bang! Bang!/Heyday)
Joey Greer (Mission IMPROVable/Bear Supply)
Vanessa Ragland (Pop My Culture Podcast/Van Jam)
Ed Roe (The Best Man/Battlesocks)
Atul Singh (Mission IMPROVable/JJ Caesar)
Cole Stratton (Pop My Culture Podcast/Mission IMPROVable)

Past Special guests include: Laraine Newman, Rider Strong, Kevin Pollak, Bobcat Goldthwait, Rob Paulsen, Jim O'Heir, Timothy Omundson, Meredith Salenger, Dana Gould, Kevin Heffernan, Mindy Sterling, James Urbaniak, Stephen Tobolowsky, Steve Agee, Doug Jones, Samm Levine, Dana Snyder, Mackenzie Astin, Keith Coogan, Dave Holmes and more.

Thursday, July 20th, 10pm $5
M.I.'s Westside Comedy Theater
1323a 3rd St. Promenade
Santa Monica, CA
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COBRANAUTS
Jul
17
9:00pm 9:00pm

COBRANAUTS

The five-time winners of the Westside House Team Tournament, Cobranauts are on a mission to bring hilarious and heartfelt long-form improv to your galaxy.

Featuring:
Morgan Christensen
Jennifer Cowan
Al Garcia
Mary Gutfleisch
Jen Parker
Cole Stratton
Timmy Tamisiea
Jon Thompson
Coached by: Celeste Pechos

Thursday, July 17, 9pm $5
M.I.'s Westside Comedy Theater
1323a 3rd St. Promenade
Santa Monica, CA
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Nerdology
Jul
5
10:00pm10:00pm

Nerdology

Think you know a lot about a lot?

Are you the one who always seems to have the answers to your friends' questions about pop-culture, video games, and comic books? Do you rarely need to Google stuff? Then put a team together and come on out to Nerdology! Nerdology is an interactive pop-culture trivia show. A mix of awesome games and trivia interspersed with fun audience interactions. Hosted/written by Cole Stratton.

Come play! Win prizes! Test your knowledge!

Wednesday, July 5th, 10pm
M.I.'s Westside Comedy Theater
1323a 3rd St. Promenade
Santa Monica, CA
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Nerdology
Jun
7
10:00pm10:00pm

Nerdology

Think you know a lot about a lot?

Are you the one who always seems to have the answers to your friends' questions about pop-culture, video games, and comic books? Do you rarely need to Google stuff? Then put a team together and come on out to Nerdology! Nerdology is an interactive pop-culture trivia show. A mix of awesome games and trivia interspersed with fun audience interactions. Hosted/written by Cole Stratton.

Come play! Win prizes! Test your knowledge!

Wednesday, June 7th, 10pm
M.I.'s Westside Comedy Theater
1323a 3rd St. Promenade
Santa Monica, CA
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Nerdology
May
3
10:00pm10:00pm

Nerdology

Think you know a lot about a lot?

Are you the one who always seems to have the answers to your friends' questions about pop-culture, video games, and comic books? Do you rarely need to Google stuff? Then put a team together and come on out to Nerdology! Nerdology is an interactive pop-culture trivia show. A mix of awesome games and trivia interspersed with fun audience interactions. Hosted/written by Cole Stratton.

Come play! Win prizes! Test your knowledge!

Wednesday, May 3rd, 10pm
M.I.'s Westside Comedy Theater
1323a 3rd St. Promenade
Santa Monica, CA
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Pretty, Pretty Pony
May
1
10:00pm10:00pm

Pretty, Pretty Pony

Why the long face? Pretty, Pretty Pony presents an Armando-style improv show so gorgeous you’ll want to groom its silky, sexy mane. Say yea and not neigh to these long-form and fast-paced make-em-ups based on stories from a special guest monologist who most likely has been on television or movies or something.

Pretty, Pretty Pony is:

Chris Alvarado (Comedy Bang! Bang!/Heyday)
Joey Greer (Mission IMPROVable/Bear Supply)
Vanessa Ragland (Pop My Culture Podcast/Van Jam)
Ed Roe (The Best Man/Battlesocks)
Atul Singh (Mission IMPROVable/JJ Caesar)
Cole Stratton (Pop My Culture Podcast/Mission IMPROVable)

Past Special guests include: Laraine Newman, Rider Strong, Kevin Pollak, Bobcat Goldthwait, Rob Paulsen, Jim O'Heir, Timothy Omundson, Meredith Salenger, Dana Gould, Kevin Heffernan, Mindy Sterling, James Urbaniak, Stephen Tobolowsky, Steve Agee, Doug Jones, Samm Levine, Dana Snyder, Mackenzie Astin, Keith Coogan, Dave Holmes and more.

Monday, May 1st, 10pm $5
M.I.'s Westside Comedy Theater
1323a 3rd St. Promenade
Santa Monica, CA
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The Grind presents COBRANAUTS
Apr
20
10:00pm10:00pm

The Grind presents COBRANAUTS

The owners of the Theater present to you the future of Improv the COBRANAUTS!
Cobranauts are on a mission to bring hilarious and heartfelt long-form improv to your galaxy. The five-time winners of the Westside House Team Tournament!

Featuring:
Cole Stratton
Jennifer Cowan
Al Garcia
Morgan Christensen
Mary Gutfleisch
Shaun Boylan
Byron Kennerly
Jen Parker
Timmy Tamisiea
Coached by: Bryce Wissel

Thursday, April 20, 10pm FREE
M.I.'s Westside Comedy Theater
1323a 3rd St. Promenade
Santa Monica, CA
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The Grind presents COBRANAUTS
Apr
6
10:00pm10:00pm

The Grind presents COBRANAUTS

The owners of the Theater present to you the future of Improv the COBRANAUTS!
Cobranauts are on a mission to bring hilarious and heartfelt long-form improv to your galaxy. The five-time winners of the Westside House Team Tournament!

Featuring:
Cole Stratton
Jennifer Cowan
Al Garcia
Morgan Christensen
Mary Gutfleisch
Shaun Boylan
Byron Kennerly
Jen Parker
Timmy Tamisiea
Coached by: Bryce Wissel

Thursday, April 6, 10pm FREE
M.I.'s Westside Comedy Theater
1323a 3rd St. Promenade
Santa Monica, CA
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Nerdology
Apr
5
10:00pm10:00pm

Nerdology

Think you know a lot about a lot?

Are you the one who always seems to have the answers to your friends' questions about pop-culture, video games, and comic books? Do you rarely need to Google stuff? Then put a team together and come on out to Nerdology! Nerdology is an interactive pop-culture trivia show. A mix of awesome games and trivia interspersed with fun audience interactions. Hosted/written by Cole Stratton.

Come play! Win prizes! Test your knowledge!

Wednesday, April 5th, 10pm
M.I.'s Westside Comedy Theater
1323a 3rd St. Promenade
Santa Monica, CA
TICKETS

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Pretty, Pretty Pony
Apr
3
10:00pm10:00pm

Pretty, Pretty Pony

Why the long face? Pretty, Pretty Pony presents an Armando-style improv show so gorgeous you’ll want to groom its silky, sexy mane. Say yea and not neigh to these long-form and fast-paced make-em-ups based on stories from a special guest monologist who most likely has been on television or movies or something.

Pretty, Pretty Pony is:

Chris Alvarado (Comedy Bang! Bang!/Heyday)
Joey Greer (Mission IMPROVable/Bear Supply)
Vanessa Ragland (Pop My Culture Podcast/Van Jam)
Ed Roe (The Best Man/Battlesocks)
Atul Singh (Mission IMPROVable/JJ Caesar)
Cole Stratton (Pop My Culture Podcast/Mission IMPROVable)

Past Special guests include: Laraine Newman, Rider Strong, Kevin Pollak, Bobcat Goldthwait, Rob Paulsen, Jim O'Heir, Timothy Omundson, Meredith Salenger, Dana Gould, Kevin Heffernan, Mindy Sterling, James Urbaniak, Stephen Tobolowsky, Steve Agee, Doug Jones, Samm Levine, Dana Snyder, Mackenzie Astin, Keith Coogan, Dave Holmes and more.

Monday, April 3rd, 10pm $5
M.I.'s Westside Comedy Theater
1323a 3rd St. Promenade
Santa Monica, CA
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Cobranauts 5th Anniversary Show: Choose Your Own Adventure
Sep
26
9:00pm 9:00pm

Cobranauts 5th Anniversary Show: Choose Your Own Adventure

Four-time winner of the Westside Comedy Theater's House Team Tournament, the Cobranauts specialize in fast-moving, group-minded long form improvisation! Join them for their 5th Anniversary show, as they debut a new form based upon the hit childhood book series, Choose Your Own Adventure!

M.I.'s Westside Comedy Theater
1323-A 3rd St
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 451-0850

FREE
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The Carpet is Lava (House Sketch Team Night)
Sep
14
8:00pm 8:00pm

The Carpet is Lava (House Sketch Team Night)

Two hand-picked Sketch Teams perform their original sketches on the Westside Stage!

Featuring:

Red Flag
and
 
The Carpet is Lava
 
Cast/Writers:
Alonya Eisenberg (Actor/Writer)
Andrew Heder (Actor/Writer)
Chelsea Hogan (Actor/Writer)
Carrie Long (Actor)
Cole Stratton (Actor/Writer)
Adam Schneider (Actor/Writer)
Greg Santos (Actor/Writer)
William Taylor (Writer)
Director:  Marc Warzecha

Twitter: @TCILsketch
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TCILsketch

M.I.'s Westside Comedy Theater
1323a 3rd St. Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 451-0850
$5
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Pretty, Pretty Pony with guest TBA
Sep
12
10:00pm10:00pm

Pretty, Pretty Pony with guest TBA

 

Why the long face? Pretty, Pretty Pony presents an Armando-style improv show so gorgeous you’ll want to groom its silky, sexy mane. Say yea and not neigh to these long-form and fast-paced make-em-ups based on stories from a special guest monologist who most likely has been on television or movies or something. Guest for the September 12th show TBA!
 
"100 Best Things in Comedy of 2013" -- The Comedy Bureau
 
Pretty, Pretty Pony is:
Chris Alvarado (Comedy Bang Bang / Heyday)
Joey Greer (Mission IMPROVable/Bear Supply)
Vanessa Ragland (Pop My Culture Podcast/Van Jam)
Ed Roe (The Best Man/Battlesocks)
Atul Singh (Mission IMPROVable/JJ Caesar)
Cole Stratton (Pop My Culture Podcast/Mission IMPROVable)

M.I.'s Westside Comedy Theater
1323-A 3rd St
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 451-0850

FREE
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Lip Sync Extravaganza
Aug
29
8:00pm 8:00pm

Lip Sync Extravaganza

Join a bunch of Westside Comedy Theater regulars and host Cole Stratton as they compete against one another lip syncing infamous rock, R&B, hip-hop, country, dance, pop and klezmer hits from throughout the ages. You pick the winners, they get a tacky trophy. And we all feel better about ourselves. Don't miss it so you can say you were there and saw this really dumb thing that was actually fun! 
 
Syncing their little hearts out:
Joshua Birnbaum
Max Crandall
Alonya Eisenberg
Austin Green
Valerie Henderson
Chelsea Hogan
Leah Kilpatrick
Katrina Lofgren
Rolland Lopez
Sam Mark
Natasha Milner
Bob Miret
Sean Monahan
Robert Rico
Betty Suravech
Lori Talley
Lindsay Weglarz
Bryce Wissel

Hosted by Cole Stratton

M.I's Westside Comedy Theater
1323-A 3rd St
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 451-0850
FREE
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Groundlings Personals with Regan Burns, Stephanie Courtney, Jamie Denbo, Brian Palermo, Jim Rash, Colleen Smith and Cole Stratton
Jan
22
8:00pm 8:00pm

Groundlings Personals with Regan Burns, Stephanie Courtney, Jamie Denbo, Brian Palermo, Jim Rash, Colleen Smith and Cole Stratton

SF Sketchfest welcomes back smash hit "Personals," from the mind of Groundling Brian Palermo, who will comb through dozens of genuine internet dating sites and select the real personal ads of actual people.

Then improvisors who have not seen these profiles become characters based on them. The audience decides who dates whom and we see the world of dating through the eyes of prisoners, furries, goths... and maybe even Republicans.
Millions of people are looking for love - see if these freaks get any!
Featuring incredible performers from The Groundlings Theatre and more!

Friday, January 22, 8pm, The Eureka Theatre, San Francisco, CA
$25 BUY TICKETS

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Each/Other with Scott Adsit and Tami Sagher, with Cobranauts
Jan
17
7:00pm 7:00pm

Each/Other with Scott Adsit and Tami Sagher, with Cobranauts

Scott Adsit ("30 Rock," "Big Hero 6") and Tami Sagher ("Inside Amy Schumer," "Broad City") return to Sketchfest to once again blow your improv mind and relocate it to a better improv neighborhood. Two Second City legends, two chairs, one night only. With an opening set by Cobranauts.

Sunday, January 17, 7pm, Eureka Theatre, San Francisco, CA
$25 BUY TICKETS

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Theme Park Improv
Jan
16
10:00pm10:00pm

Theme Park Improv

The Theme Park Improv Show's improvisers take a single suggestion of a theme from the audience, and wing an entire set of fast-paced long-form scenes and characters, based on stories from a special guest monologist. After six sold-out years, they return to SF Sketchfest with a stellar lineup: Ian Brennan (co-creator of "Glee"), Michael Hitchcock ("Best in Show"), John Michael Higgins ("A Mighty Wind"), Jessica Makinson ("Halfway Home"), Oscar Nunez ("The Office") Cole Stratton ("Pop My Culture Podcast) and Janet Varney ("Burning Love"). With special guest monologist James Roday from "Psych!"

Saturday, January 16, 10pm Brava Theater Center, San Francisco, CA
$25 BUY TICKETS

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Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction with Bryan Cook and guests
Jan
15
10:00pm10:00pm

Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction with Bryan Cook and guests

Bryan Cook hosts the live show and podcast that holds the esteemed honor of being the internet’s #1 most trusted source for Muppet boners and horny loners. Comedians compete writing and performing Erotic Fan Fiction pieces, based upon their whims or audience suggestion.

Rolling Stone listed the show as one of its “Best Comedy Podcasts Right Now,” calling it “foul, outrageous… and compelling” with jokes that “transcend porn mechanics to become a titillating delight.”

Come see why Laughspin.Com said CEFF "might be one of my favorite comedy shows I’ve ever taken in. Period."

Guests for the SF Sketchfest version are Michelle Buteau, Frank Conniff, Ivan Hernandez, JoAnn Schinderle, Beth Stelling, Cole Stratton, Jim Tews and Brent Weinbach.

Friday, January 15th, 10pm, Brava Theater Center, San Francisco CA
$25 18+ BUY TICKETS

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Pop My Culture Podcast with Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland and special guest Fred Willard
Jan
10
12:30pm12:30pm

Pop My Culture Podcast with Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland and special guest Fred Willard

Pop My Culture is a weekly-ish podcast hosted by comedic actors and improvisers Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland. Join these two entertainment nerds and their special guests as they discuss movies, music, television, celebrity gossip, etc. without all those pesky “serious” topics like politics, religion and the environment. I mean, you can tune into Fresh Air for that. We’ll just tackle the trivial watercooler stuff, ok? 

Joining Vanessa and Cole for a live recording at SF Sketchfest is a very special guest -- legendary comedian and actor Fred Willard ("Waiting For Guffman," "Best In Show," "Fernwood2Night," and countless others)!

With over a million downloads, Pop My Culture has been named the #2 Best Comedy Podcast of the Moment by Rolling Stone, and has appeared on Best lists by Paste Magazine, IFC.com and Mashable.com. It's part of the Nerdist network of shows. Past guests include Drew Carey, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Cary Elwes, Patton Oswalt, Bob Odenkirk, Rachel Dratch, Laraine Newman, Jonathan Silverman, Reginald VelJohnson, Jodie Sweetin and many more.

Sunday, January 10, The Eureka Theater, San Francisco, CA
12:30pm
$15 BUY TICKETS

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Rifftrax Night of the Shorts VI: Riffy Potter and the Half Blood Riff with Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett and guest riffers
Jan
7
8:00pm 8:00pm

Rifftrax Night of the Shorts VI: Riffy Potter and the Half Blood Riff with Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett and guest riffers

Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett of "Mystery Science Theater 3000" and Rifftrax.com return to SF Sketchfest for a sixth edition of RiffTrax Shorts -- the guys will take on some of the worst PSA, educational, scientific and promotional shorts of yesteryear, and riff them into submission.

Joining the terrific trio are guest riffers John Hodgman ("The Daily Show"), Adam Savage ("Mythbusters"), Paul F. Tompkins ("Best Week Ever"), original MST3K writers and performers Mary Jo Pehl and Bridget Nelson, and frequent RiffTrax Presents team Cole Stratton ("Pop My Culture Podcast") and Janet Varney ("The Legend of Korra").

Thursday, January 7th, 8pm The Castro Theatre, San Francisco
$30 BUY TICKETS

 

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