In addition to being an actress and podcaster—you’ve seen/heard her on Stan Against Evil, You’re The Worst, and her podcast The JV Club — Janet Varney is a talented comedian. She’s a writer and improviser, and several years ago, Varney co-founded the SF Sketchfest, one of the biggest comedy festivals in the country. In the video above, Varney has some tips for up-and-coming comedians who hope to perform at her—or any other—comedy festival.

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