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Paco Romane is a comedian, actor, multi-instrumentalist, humorist, writer, and stand up comedian based in San Francisco after leaving the great midwest. His true love is comedy. He has a large fan base and his short comedy films have won him numerous awards and a big following.



Romane's sense of humor is based in the Second City sketch comedy tradition. Onstage, his comedy is a mix of absurdisms, characters, story-telling and unique observations. He believes he got his sense of humor from watching a lot of SNL, David Letterman, Monty Python and making up Knock-Knock jokes with his grandmother. He was, of course, the class clown in all of his classes, but also Student Class President, which gave him even more jokes.


Paco Romane, is a familiar face to Bay Area fans of improv, sketch comedy and music thanks to his work in some of the region's top performing acts. He is a regular performer of comedy around the country and was recently awarded "Best Comedian" by San Francisco Bay Guardian. A multi-instrumentalist he has many years experience teaching piano, and bass guitar as well as script writing and improv to kids and adults. Paco started "Ha Ha Improv" to teach inner city teenagers the benefits of improv in dealing with personal, social and political issues. He is a writer for the award winning Killing My Lobster, and is a founding member of, Richter Scale, San Francisco's premier socio-political sketch comedy groups. He hosts the popular "Romane Event Comedy Show", a monthly variety show featuring the Bay Area's top, comedic talents.
In addition to his performing credits, Paco is also a writer, director and actor. He had directed, written and co-starred in many shorts and his film "Salt Quest", won 3 awards in The 48 Hour Film Festival. He has acted in numerous commercials, most notably in a series of Hitachi ads with Mr T.[1]He also had a featured role in the hit indie film Evolution: The Musical! [2], which premiered at the San Francisco International Film Festival[3], and in the music video Maximum Wage[4], both from San Francisco entertainment company illBilly productions.

Paco was the general manager, and host of the popular, jazz radio show Birdland for many years on WIDR 89.1 FM in Kalamazoo, Michigan.[5]

Paco wrote his first book of fiction "Just Smile and Nod" while he worked in one of San Francisco's best bookstores,The Booksmith.

The Romane Event

Paco Romane, hosts and produces, The Romane Event, one of the Bay Area's hottest comedy shows. Each month top comedy talent take the stage in an "anything goes and probably will" environment in one of San Francisco's most notorious venues. For the last 3 years, The Romane Event Comedy Show, has been bringing the laughs. On the last wednesday of every month you can see many great comedians and few bad ones too. It's always a great night in a "anything goes and probably will" environment.

"Paco Romane's hilarious monthly/comedy show"- The Onion[6]

"Host with the most, Paco Romane really brings the laughs"- The San Francisco Bay Guardian[7]

"If you choose to attend The Romane Event -- and I recommend that you do -- check your skepticism at the door. Show up early and have a beer. Introduce yourself to a nice-looking stranger. In this frame of mind, you'll best be able to appreciate that the person on stage is trying very hard to make you laugh, often by turning human suffering inside-out. It's a tall order, what these comics are attempting. But it's absolutely noble." NPR[8]


Voted "Best Comedian" San Francisco Bay Guardian[9]

Winner of "Best Use of Genre, Best Use Of Prop, Best Original Soundtrack" 48 Hour Film Festival[10]

4th Place in the Slingbox Comedy Competition[11]


"Host with the most, Paco Romane really brings the laughs"- San Francisco Bay Guardian[12]

"Paco Romane is a genius when it comes to figuring out a characters physical side"- Haight Ashbury Beat[13]


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  5. ^ The Kalamazoo Gazette 1995
  6. ^ The Onion Newspaper September 2007
  7. ^ SF Bay Guardian 2005
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  9. ^ July 2005 SF Bay Guardian
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  12. ^ SF Bay Guardian 2005
  13. ^ Haight Ashbury Beat Newspaper September 2005

External links

  • [1]Official Site
  • [2]IMDB Entry
  • [3]SFist Interview w/ Romane


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