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How Krista Fatka left the circus for stand-up comedy




The 15th annual Sketchfest comedy festival is under way in San Francisco. It combines standup, sketch, improv and more from around the comedy world. That includes local talent, too. Like Oakland-based standup comedian Krista Fatka. She's been doing standup for just about two years now. Her entry into show biz was.. not what you’d expect.


Doing a crappy open mic at a little cafe in Northern California was so much more terrifying than any trapeze show or acrobatic show I ever did.