A conversational podcast with two Bay Area-residing Italian stand-up comedians (say that three times fast). Funny guys with really good voices for “radio”. Sal has magically funny tonality. Anyway, their inaugural episode deals primarily with rock bands, football and weird family stories. Available for download: here.
Marc Maron interviews San Francisco legend Robin Williams. The two former city-bowels residents talk about the scene weirdness from yesteryear and discuss jealousy, depression, and the idea of getting better.
(Get this quick, Marc Maron disables old episodes every six months or so. Also available on iTunes.)
Hey everybody, we have until the end of the year to help comedian Kevin Avery with the awesome idea of “Thugs The Musical”. I’ll save some rice money and I hope that you will do the same to help see a cool project come together.
One of my favorite parts about San Francisco is there is always something cool happening in the nooks and crannies. One such nook is Ark 221
Located at 221 11th St in the SOMA; it is one of the more interesting shows in the Bay Area namely because of it’s association with Sammy Franco.
Sammy brings some of the greatest underground comedy all-stars to the Ark every month and Rocktober is no different. Featuring Bryant Hicks, Will Ratblood, Kaseem Bentley, Soul Brother Jesse Elias, Miles K, David Hawkins, Donny Divanian, others and myself it’s the show I’ve always wanted to happen. And it’s actually happening. $5. 8 PM. 221 11th St. See you there.
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).