BE FUNNY open mic @ The New Parish. 579 18th St. Oakland, CA. Sign Ups @ 7 PM. Show @ 8 PM. Organized by. Bryant Hicks. Hosted by. Christopher Riggins. (It was really rowdy last time. But in like a good way y’know? - Roman Leo.)
Rockit Room Open Mic. 406 Clement St. SF. 7:30-10 PM. Free 99. (Hosted tonight by the lovely Jennifer Dronsky.)
SYLVAN OPEN IMPROV. 7:30 PM. Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission St. SF. Free.99 (Always a good time whilst thinking on one’s feet)
Blue Room @ Club 93 (on 9th St.). 10-12 P.M. 21+. SF. Hosted by David Hawkins. (Big comic hang out. Late, late nights).
Wharf Room Comedy Showcase. Castagnola’s. 286 Jefferson St. SF. 8 PM. $5. Featuring Chantel Williams, Joe Tobin, Robert Keith and more. (Some of my McGrath’s seasoned comrades are in this one. Don’t expect large animals though.)
Layover Comedy. 1517 Franklin. Oakland. 8:30. 21+. No Cover. Hosted by Mike Speigelman. Featuring harmon leon, ben feldman, drew harmon, phil johnson, and brendan lynch . (There’s a theme here somewhere. )
Tuesday Heartbreak by. Stevie Wonder
Also my brother turns 18 today. Happy Birthday Ortavius
Few are protagonists. Everybody is the star of their own story, but few are the hero of a larger tome. Few earn the respect, adulation, and acknowledgment that they are of a different, special breed. Few would make interesting subjects of the human condition; few are Gatsby, few are Holden, few are Montag. Luke Lockfeld is one of these characters; reality aside he’s fictional. He’s a compelling person and a propelling comedian.
Today is Luke Lockfeld’s birthday. Happy Birthday Luke.
The great thing about Luke is that immediately there is a mystery. It’s his birthday, but is it, and which is it? What is a birthday to somebody mature beyond their years, who commands the attention of peers and superiors? What is a birthday to somebody timeless?
Luke has always been extremely genuine and incredibly truthful. He’s gracious about everything he’s given, even the bad bits that would normally rub the magic off of somebody. Luke works extremely hard, earning his chances and performing with more polish than a tap dancer. His commitment to the craft is beautiful; he’s never turned down a show, never takes a break and never stops writing. At a recent showcase in Brisbane, CA he stated
"I don’t turn down a show because there is something special about connecting with an audience" [Paraphrased]
He embraces everything (people, experiences, etc) and thus we should embrace him and spend a little time with Luke Lockfeld. You’ll love it.
(Clever and confrontational, staples of Luke to this day)
Tonight: Jabari Davis and Associates @ The Purple Onion
Two Shows. 8 PM & 10 PM. $20. 140 Columbus Ave. Featuring Dash, Wilder, G. King, Juan Carlos, Jabari Davis, and Casey Ley. Hosted by. Tony Sparks.
(The Jabari Davis & Associates Season is reaching a conclusion. It’s been a crazy, energetic, and successful run at bringing the brightest up-and-comers to a larger platform while highlighting the community veterans. Casey Ley of Funny Party and Pirate Cat is closing out the bash. Go to see best get better.)
*Note: Due to FCC Free Radio publishing conventions, and Tumblr limitations, the in-blog player will not be Episode 4. Please click the hard link to listen to the show.
Quitting, Car Troubles, Asians, Rape Town, Dental Plans, Hygienic Nuts, Escape from Dick Mountain, an awesome game of Madlibs, Ladies’ Room, Gown Night, Wendy’s Girl, Car Flipping, Tarot Card Readings, After Hours by. The Velvet Underground
A song about cats in the styling of “After Hours” by. The Velvet Underground (via Science of Sleep)
Proudly Resents’ Adam Spiegelman and Dark Room Theater’s Bad Movie Night hosts Sherilyn Connelly and Mike Spiegelman discuss the happenings at the Dark Room on Sunday nights. Topics covered are annual shows, surprising sellouts, miserable misconceptions and cinematic blasphemy.
(I’ve been sitting on this for a while. Thanks to Adam Spiegelman for the heads up).