Like we always do at this time. Jabari Davis and Associates @ The Purple Onion featuring a slew of talented comedians with Jabari Davis at the top of the bill and Tony Sparks on crowd control. This still continues to be one of the more successful comedy showcases in the city and allows of fresh faces to meet the world at the most historic San Francisco comedy venues. Now that you know, what are you gonna do about it?
Rockit Room Open Mic. 406 Clement St. SF. 7:30-10 PM. Free 99. (Apparently they also have WiFi).
SYLVAN OPEN IMPROV. 7:30 PM. Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission St. SF. Free.99 (I’ll be making my return here for a little while. I heard there is free water here as well.)
Blue Room @ Club 93 (on 9th St.). 10-12 P.M. 21+. SF. Hosted by David Hawkins. (Big comic hang out. Late, late nights).
Club Chuckles @ Hemlock Tavern. 1131 Polk St. SF. 9 PM. $5. Featuring DJ Real, Donny Divanian and Tara Jepsen. (Bad Jokes All Up In Your Face. That’s a quote you might hear that’s ironically place [Rhyme])
Wharf Room Comedy Showcase. Castagnola’s. 286 Jefferson St. SF. 8 PM. $5. Featuring Rich Dreyling, Robert Keith, Stuart Thompson, Brendan Lynch, and Others. (A bit of a Berkeley theme with Stu and Rich performing on the same bill.)
Layover Comedy. 1517 Franklin. Oakland. 8:30. 21+. No Cover. Hosted by Mike Speigelman. Featuring Dave Thomason, Ivan Hernandez, Drew Harmon, Cory Loykosek, and more. (Killer line-up in a friendly neighborhood [if you walk fast].)
You’re cute. You’re like the icing on the gilded lily. I’d like to kiss you on your neck… lick the inside of your mouth.
Gilded Lily: a form of the phrase “[to] gild the lily”.
To apply unnecessary ornament - to over embellish
From Shakespeare’s King John, 1595:
SALISBURY: Therefore, to be possess’d with double pomp, To guard a title that was rich before, To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume on the violet, To smooth the ice, or add another hue Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light To seek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish, Is wasteful and ridiculous excess.
The context of that speech in the play is King John’s satisfaction with his second coronation - “Here once again we sit, once again crown’d”. His courtiers aren’t so sure, calling the crowning ‘superfluous’. The use of Shakespeare’s text to denote unnecessary ornamentation is fairly straightforward. After all, ‘to gild’ is to cover with a thin layer of gold, so ‘gilding refined gold’ is obviously unnecessary. Unfortunately, remembering text from Shakespeare isn’t everyone’s forte and the quotation has become rather garbled. As the quotation above shows, ‘gild the lily’ doesn’t appear in the original.
The term ‘paint the lily’ was used in the 20th century, with the same meaning we now apply to ‘gild the lily’. Clearly, this is the correct quotation. The two versions coexisted for a time, although ‘paint the lily’ is now hardly ever used. The first citation I can find for ‘gild the lily’ comes from the USA, in the Newark Daily Advocate, 1895, in what appears to be a half-remembered version of Shakespeare:
If you’re baller, you already know and have tickets to the sold out Aziz Ansari show.
or extra baller if you have tickets to the sold out Paul F. Tompkins show
If you’re not one of the few to hear Mr. Ansari and Mr. Tompkins, there is an option for you.
Snob Theater @ The Dark Room Theater (2263 Mission Street) $10. 10 PM. SF.
Now I don’t know how many tickets are left so if you don’t want to repeat the same heartbreak of missing the finite window to see PFT And Double A, GET TO THE DARK ROOM EARLY. I will be there, with all the flyest honeys, laughing my mass off. Maybe you should stop sucking on those marbles and get down to the Dark Room.