Omar Qureshi, a Stanford alum, is based in Los Angeles, California but hails from rural Missouri. In addition to being a Moth Grand Slam Champion, Omar tours around the country with The Moth. Recently, he performed at the Sundance Film Festival. His one-man show Omar Qureshi: Mad Metaphysical has played to sold out audiences in New York, LA, Chicago, and Boston. He was the 2016 San Francisco Funny Fest champion, beating out over a hundred other comics. He has performed at the Desi, Stanford, and Sacramento comedy festivals and done sets at the Westside Comedy Theater, Cobb's, SF Punch Line, and San Jose Improv. Opening for Omar will be San Francisco locals - Ryan Goodcase (2019 World Series of Comedy Champion), Emily Van Dyke (Cobb’s Comedy Club), Mark Smalls (Comedy Central Clusterfest), and Julie Ash (SF Punchline).
From his humble beginnings in the Midwest, Ryan Goodcase has since taken to the mic to make his quiet, awkward voice heard. Praised for his smart writing and dry delivery, Ryan was recently recognized by the Bay Area guide 7x7 as one of the “Bay Area Comedians on the Rise”. In 2019, he became the youngest person to win first place in The World Series of Comedy. He is a paid regular at The Punchline San Francisco, Cobb’s Comedy Club, and Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club. He’s performed at The Motor City Comedy Festival, The Santa Cruz Comedy Festival, and was named Oakland Comedy Machine’s 2018 Tournament of Champions winner. You may also recognize him as the actor playing an apathetic Bed, Bath & Beyond employee in a series of comedic online commercials.
Emily Catalano is a writer, comedian, and actress. Emily's comedy addresses a wide variety of life's most enjoyable topics: breakups, failed relationships, and ex-lovers. She is becoming known in San Francisco for her smart joke writing and her veritable dead pan delivery. Emily won first place at the 2017 Rooster T. Feathers New Talent Comedy Competition and has performed at SF’s Sketchfest.
Mark Smalls is a stand up comic out of San Fransisco. Some wished he was their son. His mother does not. Funny guy though. Born on the east coast he brings a slightly different outlook to the bright and sunny west coast. Biting social commentary and college educated jokes are something that does not describe him. He’s opened for comics such as Norm Macdonald, Tony Hinchcliffe, Greg Proops and Ian Bagg.
Julie Ash is a rising star in the Bay Area comedy scene. Her comedic style ranges from observational to edgy. She has performed at SF Sketchfest, the SF International Comedy Competition, Cobb’s Comedy Club, SF Punchline, The Stand in NYC, and many other venues.