Here’s something neat guys! Stand-up extraordinaire Nina G let me see a collection of notes from years past. This is an amazing bit of budding comedy thoughts through a fresh, impressionable mind, funneled through pop culture references and observations from friends. While most of the note is incomprehensible due to the use of out of context and situational code words, the charming high-school-ness comes out very clear.
My favorite parts of this note are:
"[Of Giligan’s Island] What did Mary Ann and Ginger do for tampons? Did the Professor make them out of coconuts?"
"[Running scene from Rocky] Why are 100 kids keeping up with him." (Nina has a point, how do children run along side a world class athlete)
and some cool conceptual ideas like: Audrey Hepburn doing “Another Funky Brother” by Public Enemy.
Alameda Comedy Competition @ McGrath’s Pub. 1539 Lincoln St. Alameda. Featuring Jen Dronsky, Duat Mai, Ben Kolina, Nina G, Roman Leo and Robert Keith. 10 P.M. Hosted by OJ Patterson (THAT’S ME!) (I might bring candy, I never know what I’m doing with this crazy, crazy show.)
The Business @ The Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission St. $5. 8 PM. Featuring Rachel Swan and W. Kamau Bell. (In the spirit of the indie, lived in element of the Dark Room, every audience member should be hit with a face full of flour).
Special Ladies Night at the Brainwash. 7th and Folsom. Free.99. 8:00 PM. (If you’re a lady comic you pretty much know that this is a pre-booking show [Facebook, E-Mail] because this night, Erikka Innes will be performing a 30 minute set to prepare for a CD Recording). Hosted by Kristee Ono.
Stud Open Mic Comedy. 9th & Harrison. SF. Sign Ups 8:30 PM. Show 9:00 PM. Hosted by Kelly Anneken and Ricky Luna. (Silly and frightening).
Rockit Room Open Mic. 406 Clement St. SF. 7:30-10 PM. Free 99. (Apparently they also have WiFi).
If you can’t read this tiny sign it says RETURN OF SYLVAN OPEN IMPROV. 7:30 PM. Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission St. SF. Free.99 (Hey they quoted me. Hey they also got the name of the blog wrong.)
Blue Room @ Club 93 (on 9th St.). 10-12 P.M. 21+. SF. Hosted by David Hawkins. (Go, you might see a nipple).
Walk the Plank Competition @ The Wharf Room (Castagnola’s). (I wish this flyer had more information on time and price. But, it does mean that the competition is getting towards the last few preliminary rounds. Exciting.)
Stream PirateCat Radio live tonight on your computer from 8-10pm PST!! I’m co-hosting a special, one-time only edition of the Ladies’ Room, live with the super-rad Kristee Ono. We are taking over the time slot for Pamtastic Karaoke tonight only. We’ll be talking with some of the funniest women in…
On the 70th Birthday of John Lennon. It’s fitting that an Ono is hosting Pirate Cat.
Mary Van Note headlines the Purple Onion this Saturday!
The Purple Onion has been an icon in the history of San Francisco for over fifty years. In the 1950′s and 1960′s, this cellar nightclub was vital to the legendary stand-up scene in North Beach. Such legends as Phyllis Diller and the Smothers Brothers got their start here, and comedy luminaries like Woody Allen, Richard Pryor, and Lenny Bruce performed here as well.
Mary Van Note. Dave “T-Bone” Thomason. Loren Kraut. Lovely people in a lovely room doing lovely comedy. I’d love to go but I’m poor. But if you’re not broke (you socs [Outsider reference]), YOU SHOULD CHECK IT OUT!
Room Review: Tin Reverbating Comedy (McGrath's Pub)
Alameda (“Didn’t they shoot episodes of Scooby Doo here?” – Roman Leo)
Alameda has an interesting place in the Bay Area balance. Not quite Oakland, not quite Berkeley, not quite Orinda, not quite Richmond, it’s a rustic island of wood, steel, glass and street lights. With its well kept patios and eclectic collection of white people (and minorities who keep it real), Alameda is deceptive. What could this ghost-naval-island-town offer to the world at large besides a franchise of La Pinata, a community college, two adjacent dance studios, and creepy dilapidated buildings? Well, on Wednesday nights at McGrath’s Pub, the East Bay middle child offers comedy.