I’m sorry to say that I will no longer be over the airwaves this Sunday on FFR. After seeing some of the most sexist and objectifying stuff I’ve seen in a while on their site here (http://www.fccfreeradio.com/?page_id=795), and exchanging a few thoughts with station owner John Miller, I…
In any community there is going to be conflict. Here’s one that actually matters. Check out iLs Goldbarg’s blog for more information on this issue.
ARK 221 Underground Comedy Night IV. 221 11th St. $5. 8 PM - 11 PM. Featuring Rolly Moe, Jesse Elias, Donny Divanian, Calia Lipovsky, Ils Goldbarg, Bryant Hicks, Julian Vance, Miles K, Chris Thayer, & Mary Van Note (The hottest showcase at the hottest venue with the hottest comedians this side of the blistering sun.)
Photo by. Raun Harris
Snob Theater @ The Dark Room Theater. $10. 10 PM. Featuring W. Kamau Bell, Kevin Avery, Colleen Watson, and Paco Romane. (The prestige of these shows is gaining with each iteration. Beautiful times will be on tap in the SOMA.)
Holy schlamoly. I got asked to compete in the Nov. 16 round of Iron Comic, the amazingly entertaining stand-up comedy game show, hosted by SF Weekly’s Comedian of the Year Nato Green as well as superstar Moshe Kasher (Chelsea Lately, Live at Gotham, Aspen Best of Fest).
From the release: “Iron Comic is a live gameshow created by Nato Green where 5 comedians rush to write a routine in 10 minutes from topics suggested by the audience. At the end of the night, an Iron Comic will be chosen. Inspired by Iron Chef, each comic is forced to craft jokes while the clock is ticking.” In short… I’ll be doing all new material and it’s totally terrifying.
I’ve had the pleasure of seeing my good friend Sean Keane kick Arj Barker’s ass in this, as well as watching Kyle Kinane, Alex Koll, Maria Bamford, Tig Notaro, and Morgan Murphy battle it out at Bridgetown this past year.
The other comics competing are Punch Line favorites Ngaio Bealum, Chris Garcia, Kris Tinkle, and Conor Kellicut. There will be guest sets by other awesome comics and if you click on this Goldstar link you can get tickets for $7.50!
Hey everyone! It’s the 2nd episode of Your Welcome. With Coree Spencer from 11/9 Guest Co Host is Kevin Munroe and guests are Mary Van Note and DJ Real.
In this episode, We talk about DJ REAL’s shocking past as a beat poet, Mary Van Note’s plan to take over the world, Coree calls Kevin a “Trinidaddy” and Kevin reveals that he used to think Coree was a boy. Comedian Jimmy Newstetter calls from backstage at the Helium comedy club to update you on the comedy happening in Portland, Oregon and Coree’s mom calls in again to talk about “crud”.
Two birthday posts in a row? You bet your donkey. Today is the birthday of Marco Alvarez, another comic I’ve met through the House of Shields. He lives far away, we rarely see each other. None the less its a joy when we do. Here’s a hodgepodge of Marco related material. Happy Birthday!
Marco was at my first hosting show.
He’s apparently filming something epic.
And is running for re-election in two years.
And now for a silly song that in no way represents Marco but bears his name:
Fresh face to San Francisco comedy, I enter into the House of Shields. Low illumination, chatty Kathies, Amazonian bartenders: it was like walking fresco painting. In the balcony Kris Tinkle’s head bobbed up and down, setting up the microphone. Upstairs Irene shifted through notes while unholstering her camera. There were very few anybodies up there: the showrunners, maybe three audience members, and some comedians I hadn’t grown to know. One said comedian was Mr. David Cairns.
I immediately liked David’s comedy because it was spilling over with self-reflection while the act was continuing. Basically David creates a lot of asides and prefaces before he would get to the punchline, weaving in and out with pitch control and inflection that made everything he said funny to me. [David Cadence] Hey you guys. His brother wasn’t allowed to hear the song “Tequila” by. The Champs because of uh, his mother, thought it warp his mind. So instead, she would go “Duh-duh-duh/duh-duh-duh-duh-Duh-Duh/duh-duh-duh, duh-duh-duh-duh-Duh/duh-duh-duh, duh-duh-duh-duh-Duh-Duh/duhduhduhduhduhduh SPAGHETTI!” [/David Cadence]. Excellent.
After the show we both traded pats on the back.
Next week David brings a ukulele. He sings a mumbling version of Spoon’s “Underdog”. I laugh hysterically.
After the show we traded pats on the back.
That would happen quite frequently, and I always looked forward to it. David would bring something extremely different every time he went onstage and I would love it. I met a very kindred spirit, very early on, and it really inspired me to do better. To put it on an extremely nerdy level, David is my Sasake, a natural who keeps getting better that I’m constantly chasing.
David is quickly becoming a legend because legends can only be experienced fully first hand; the rest are just whispers. I can’t fully convey David’s set at the Brainwash where he roleplayed a blind-deaf man for the duration of the night for a five minute set. There’s no counting how many laugh loops have sprung from a Cairns cognition: scissoring buttholes, Spider-Man Around the World, minimal mimes…
(Note: Laugh loop is when one person laughs really hard. This triggers laughter from somebody else. Then the original laugher laughs at the second laugher’s laughter and so on and so on).
David is constantly bubbling, constantly at a play, constantly creating new things out of the space given. He’s constantly a “soc” and constantly a great friend. I look forward to this long, weird road we’re on together in this burrito continuum.
Hey! You don’t have anything to do tonight San Francisco? Sitting around with nothing to do and you need a good laugh? Well… you’ve come to the right place.
First up I have the Nudes. Don’t worry, they’re not nudist, they’re We Are Nudes. Tonight features a bit of a format change. While John is taking care of business in Los Angeles, Donny, Alec and Laura are hosting a variety show in the middle of the SOMA district. Viracocha @ Valencia and 21st St. This blurb will explain further
Come see the Nudes and friends!
8 o’clock show doors open 7:30 $5 tickets
Donny Divanian Laura Ferrari Alec Jones Trujillo
Edna Barron Kurt Bodden Jessie Elias Luz Gaxiola Joan Howard Thomas John Natasha Kaluza Sean Keane Cory Loykasek Nikolas Strubbe Chris Thayer
funny show, cheap beer
There you go. There’s no way to properly convey how much talent is on this card. You’re just going to have to get your buns to Viracocha. I might buy you a cupcake if you say you’re there for the show.
Jabari Davis and Associates present Live @ The Purple Onion. 140 Columbus Ave. SF. 8 & 10 o’Clock shows. $20.
(Jabari is becoming one of the most prolific showrunners in the town. Tonight offers comedy from some really great up-and-comers and its great to see so many people with gobs of potential get the opportunity to rock it at the Purple Onion. Look out for Josh Argyle, that guy is quickly becoming a champ.)
Last Night of the Walk The Plank Semi-Finals. 8 PM. $15. (Note: This show is selling out fast so you might want to get down to the wharf to figure out what all the fuss is about. Or you can buy your tickets HERE)