“Porchlight is that rare kind of production that shows us, on a fundamental level, what it is to be human."

- Evan Karp, KQED

Verdi Club


Arline Klatte 415.571.0998

Beth Lisick 510.593.1077

email: arline@aklatte.com









Sunday, January 25


For the fifth year in a row, Porchlight teams up with the San Francisco Sketchfest to bring you a rollicking night of storytelling by a line-up of people in the writing and funny business.

Working with the theme FAKE IT TIL YOU MAKE IT, six superstars will tell ten-minute stories for your joy and entertainment. Come on out and join us!


Derrick Brown is the winner of the 2013 Texas Book of The Year award for Poetry. He is a former Paratrooper for the 82nd Airborne and is the president of one of what Forbes and Filter Magazine call “…one of the best independent poetry presses in the country”, Write Bloody Publishing. He is the author of five books of poetry and three children’s books. The New York Times calls his work, “…a rekindling of faith in the weird, hilarious, shocking, beautiful power of words.” He is from Austin TX.

Scott Capurro is a stand up comic, actor, playwright and author. He's performed comedy in all English speaking countries, including San Francisco, the cultural oasis from where he hails, and Scotland, where English is barely spoken, and where he won the prestigious Perrier Award for his first one-person show, Risk Gay, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He's appeared in several films, including Star Wars; Phantom Menace, playing one head of a two-headed monster; and Mrs. Doubtfire, playing a homosexual. You may also recognize his voice if you regularly listen to Radio Alice.

Ophira Eisenberg is a writer, comedian, and the host of NPR's Ask Me Another. Her memoir, Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy was optioned for film By Zucker Productions. She has appeared on Comedy Central, VH1 and the Today Show.

Shelley McLendon lives in Portland, Oregon where she is the creative force behind Bad Reputation Productions. She is a part of improv troupe The Liberators and sketch comedy duo, The Aces. She is also the proud owner of a Bajaj Chetak scooter, which she plans on learning how to ride if it ever stops raining.

Frank Portman is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, and author of three books. He is the force behind the legendary Bay Area pop punk band The Mr. T Experience and has released ten LPs. His latest book, King Dork Approximately, is the sequel to his YA bestseller King Dork.

Phoebe Robinson is a writer and comedian living in New York. She has appeared on the television shows Broad City, Total Biased with W. Kamau Bell, and Last Comic Standing and at the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and New York Comedy Festival. Her can be found at Glamour.com and she is a contributor to The New York Times, Bitch, xoJane, VanityFair.com, and TheDailyBeast. 

emceed by Arline Klatte and Beth Lisick


The Verdi Club

2424 Mariposa St., SF


8pm, $20


Advance tickets available here: Sketchfest tix from Vendini