I first met Margaret Cho when I moved to San Francisco in the early 1990s and because we both developed and came up together she is a friend that I am always cheering for and who I will always be loyal too. I could go for years without seeing Margaret but when we do it is like we never lost a minute together. I have been communicating with her for the past few years about trying to record an episode of this podcast with her but our schedules have not allowed us to make that happen. A few weeks ago when I was in Los Angeles I asked Margaret if she would be in town and she said that she was going to go San Francisco for Comedy Day in Golden Gate park because this year it was dedicated to Robin Williams.
Because of Margaret I bought a last minute plane ticket to fly up for it.
[Listening to this shit and immediately had to post it. Fuck, these two are really cool and the epitome of remaining true to the hustling, down-to-earth San Francisco ethos. Check out the link and listen to some SF90s gems.]
Top 5 from Night 1 of the semi-finals of the San Francisco International Comedy Competition: 5 Dan Gabriel (Los Angeles) 4 Lars Callieou (Edmonton) 3 Matt Gubser (Oakland) 2 John McClellan (New York) 1 Kabir Singh (Fremont) The semi-finals continue tonight with a private show in Walnut Creek.
Tonight’s Top Picks
San Francisco: Where Eagles Dare Headliner Mary Van Note (WATCH CLIP), Allison Sciulla , FC Sierra, Kate Willett, & hosts Jeff Anaya, Matt Lieb, Ryan Papazian, & Tim Young the Intern @ Milk 1840 Haight (Haight) 8:00 FREE!
Oakland: Layover Comedy Night With Chris Riggins, Gary Anderson, Brandon Stokes, Charles Kelly, Shanti Charan, Christopher John, Dan Guiry, & host Mike Spiegelman @ 1517 Franklin, Oakland (Downtown) 8:30pm/FREE!/Weekly Tue -
Hysteria @ Mercury Café 201 Octavia St (Hayes Valley) 6:30 sign-up/female identified performers get preference/no predatory/misogynist material Kristee Ono, Jessica Sele, Nicole Calasich, & Kate Willett - OMG Open Mic @ 43 6th St (SoMa) 6:30 sign up/7:00/Weekly Tu Andrew Roberts - Brainwash Open Mic @ Brainwash Café 1122 Folsom St (SoMa) 6:30 sign-up/7:00-8:00 & 9:30-10:00/Weekly Tue & Wed Alex Cannon - Neck of the Woods @ 406 Clement St (Richmond) 7:30-10:00/ sign-up via email danny at dannydechi.com/Weekly Tue Danny Dechi - La Rocca’s @ 957 Columbus (Russian Hill) 9:30 sign-up/10:00-2:00/5-7 minutes/Weekly Tue FC Sierra, Jordan Cerminara, Bryce Benson
"Being Italian" by Sal Calanni. Album: Real Job, Real Paycheck. Year: 2010.
[This is a trip to listen to. Sal still tells variations of this joke, mostly if the audience is being weird, or sleepy, or just respond to pure, “club” comedy. Since this recording, certain phrases have been changed, refined (i.e. joking on Filipinos rather than African Americans). Still, it’s a good amount of silly from a rough-and-tumble Clevelander.]
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Top finishers from Night #4 of the Week Two prelimnary of the San Francisco International Comedy Competition are not yet available, but advancing to this week’s semifinal round are: Lars Callieou (Edmonton) John McClellan (New York) Clara Bijl (San Francisco) Roy Haber (Lexington) They join: Dan Gabriel (Los Angeles), Matt Gubser (Oakland), Virginia Jones (Portland), Kabir Singh (Fremont), & BT Kingsley (Sacramento). The semi-finals begin tonight at Menlo College.
Tonight’s Top Picks
Am I Rite? Headliner Matt Lieb (WATCH CLIP), Nick Sahoyah, Kate Willett, Andrew Holmgren, Jesse Hett, hosts Corey Largent & Jules Posner @ Rite Spot Café 2099 Folsom St (Mission) 9:00/FREE!/Monthly 3rd
Move Along Nothing to See Here @ The Night Light 311 Broadway Oakland (Jack London) 8:00 /FREE!/Weekly Mon
New Joke Workshop @ Mutiny Radio 5:30 sign-up/6:00-8:00/Five minutes new material with feedback given/Weekly Mon Host Pam Benjamin - LOL @ OMG 43 Sixth St (SoMa) 6:30 sign-up/7:00-8:00 Guest Host Kaseem Bentley - M3Sqrd @ Mutiny Radio 2781 21St (Mission) 7:30 sign-up/8:00 start/Five minutes/Weekly Mon Host Mikey Valentino - Doc’s Comedy Open Mic @ Doc’s Lab 124 Columbus Ave (North Beach) 8:00/Sign up via email at email@example.com/Weekly Mon Jeff Cleary - Portal’s Tavern @ 179 W. Portal Ave (West Portal) 8:00/9:00 Five minutes Host Justin Alan
Mic Tyson’s Punchlines @ The Stork Club 2330 Telegraph Ave Oakland 5:30 sign-up/6:00 start/5 minutes Juan Medina - Comedy Open Mic @ Continental Club 1658 12th St Oakland 9:00/10 minutes/Weekly Mon Host Pharaoh Comedian - Ivy Room @ 860 San Pablo, Albany 8:30/9:00/5 minutes/Weekly Mon Johan Miranda
Open Mic @ Caffe Frascati 315 S 1st St, San Jose 7:30 sign-up/8:00-10:00/5 minutes/Weekly Mon Host Jorge Martin Sanchez - Woodham’s Lounge @ 4475 Steven’s Creek Blvd San Jose 8:30 sign-up/Share FB image to reserve spot /9:00-1:00ish/Weekly Mon Host Pete Munoz
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Top Six from Night #3 of Week Two Preliminary of the San Francisco International Comedy Competition: 6. Anthony K (Modesto) 5. Parker Postyeni (Seattle) 4. Roy Haber (Lexington) 2. Samson Koletkar (San Francisco) & Nigel Larson (Seattle) 1. Lars Callieou (Edmonton)
The Preliminaries conclude tonight and the semi-finals begin tomorrow.
Congratulations to Bay Area comics Steve Ausburne & Michael Montgomery for taking 3rd & 4th place at the Sacramento Comedy Festival!
Continental Club 1658 12th St Oakland (West Oakland) 8:30 sign-up/9:00/10 Minutes/Weekly Sun Pharoah Comedian - Open Mic Sunday @ Usher Inn 391 Lewelling Blvd San Lorenzo 9:30 sign-up/Weekly L Boogie Comic
Blue Lounge @ 529 Seabright Ave Santa Cruz 10:00-12:00/Weekly Big Bill & HamBurger WifCheese Matthews
Open Mic Comedy @ HopeMonk 230 Petaluma Ave Sebastopol 7:00 sign-up/8:00-10:30/Monthly 3rd Sun Guest host Jay Taylor