We are musicians, comedians, actors, and producers who love our local arts and culture scene. Our mission is to introduce you to venues, artists and genres at a price that’s affordable.
Founder & CEO
Role: Fearless Leader: backstage, on stage, or creating the stage, bringing entertainment to the next level.
Backstory: Comedian turned coder. Mother of two human boys and one schnauzer named Stella.
Chief Curation Officer
Role: Expertly discerns the best things to do for our members.
Backstory: Founder of Funcheap.com, one of the Bay Area’s top sites for events. A dabbling DJ and causal guitar player. Proud owner of two schnauzers, Gigi and Piper.
Role: Creating order out of chaos with beautiful code.
Backstory: Hails from Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Loves cricket and soccer. “Life is a game, You have to learn the rules of the game first and then you have to play better than anyone else.”
Venue Relations Specialist
Role: Supporting all of the promoters, producers, and presenters in the quest to promote their shows to the top of Bay Area event discovery.
Backstory: This bass-playing bombshell uses her finely tuned musician’s ear to discover and procure the best live events for RushTix members. You can hear her band, or solo project Saalt, in venues all around the Bay and beyond.
Role: Word Wrestler: grapples with adjectives, verbs and nouns until they say “Uncle.”
Backstory: Just a city girl, born and raised in San Francisco, took the MUNI train going to Montgomery because that’s where the RushTix office is. “If Don Draper looked like Betty and walked like Joan.”
Culture Squad Coordinator
Role: Checking and rechecking that our events are the best, and our members have the greatest time.
Backstory: A little bit country AND a little bit rock and roll. Workaholic mother of 12 (10 dogs, 1 cat, 1 pig). Looking into getting a schnauzer to guarantee promotion to senior management level.
Role: Keeping our event and bookings in tip top shape!
Backstory: A shutterbug and a frustrated Ansel Adams who loves listening Bon Jovi’s album while on the road. Always excited to taste & experience local food & cultures. “When people ask me what photography equipment I use, I tell them my eyes”
Role: Master of verbs. Writer of many of those funny paragraphs that assault your emails.
Backstory: Just a boy from Brooklyn who’s traveled the country with a pen in his hand. He lives to write and only bothers to do anything else when the doctors mandate it. Spends most of his time writing, designing, and generally jump in and out of trouble. Loves his Miniature Schnauzer, Dixie, so definitely on track for Senior Management.
Role: “Bug” finder and makes sure customers are happy with their visit.
Backstory: A young mom who loves baking, singing and always looking forward to weekend karaoke sessions. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
Role: Makes sure our events are seen by the people who will love them most.
Backstory: Lero lives in Tirana, Albania where he’s a software engineering student and lover of deep house and electronic music. He loves travelling and his dream is to be able to work remotely and visit every country of the world. “If you want to do something, go all the way or don’t even start!”
RushTix was started by Jill Bourque and Johnny Funcheap. Jill is a stand-up comedian and producer of hundreds of local theater and comedy shows. Johnny is the mastermind behind Funcheap, the most awesome source of fun things to do in the SF Bay Area. They joined forces to help you discover great theater, comedy, music and more.