ACT Comedy Night with Marc Maron, May 20

American Conservatory Theater presents comedian Marc Maron as the headliner for ACT and ACT One's 12th annual ACT Comedy Night, a benefit for the ACT One Scholarship Fund. The Sunday, May 20, event at the American Conservatory Theater (415 Geary Street in San Francisco) kicks off at 6:30PM with a no-host cocktail reception, followed by an 8PM performance.

Marc Maron is a celebrated comedian, author, cultural critic, and former Air America Radio host.  A regular guest on "The Late Show with David Letterman" and "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," Maron has been featured in his own stand-up specials for both HBO and Comedy Central. He has shared the stage with today's hottest comic talents, including Jon Stewart, Denis Leary, and Jeanine Garofalo, with whom he starred in the popular New York stand-up series, Eating It. Maron's acclaimed one man show The Jerusalem Syndrome: My Life as a Reluctant Messiah played to audiences off-Broadway and the prestigious Aspen Comedy Festival.

Two other comedians have also been added to this year's Comedy Night line-up. Joe Klocek is a veteran of the Bay Area comedy scene and frequent host of comedy nights at Cobb's Comedy Club and San Francisco's Punchline Comedy Club. Having worked with some of the biggest names in stand-up-including Robin Williams, Kevin Nealon, and Greg Proops – Klocek is the host and co-creator of the Punchline's monthly comedy game-show GET IT!? A frequent host at Cobb's Comedy Club, upcoming stand-up artist Misha Wolf performs regularly with comedians Marc Maron, Carlos Alazraqui, and Roy Zimmerman.

Founded in 1995, ACT One is a social and educational affiliate of ACT. ACT One's members demonstrate their love of theater through performance attendance, special events, volunteer work, and fundraising.

American Conservatory Theatre is located at 415 Geary Street, San Francisco.

Ticket information: $31.50 general; $25 ACT One members and A.C.T. subscribers; all second balcony seats $15.50. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Geary Theater Box Office, 405 Geary Street (at Mason), by phone at 415-749-2228, or online at Groups of 15 or more call 415-439-2473. Ticket sales benefit the ACT One Scholarship Fund.

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