Today is Melanie O’Brien’s birthday. For long time readers you know how much I appreciate Melanie as a comic. Since then I’ve gotten to know Melanie a little bit more as a person and the adoration has increased. She speaks with a refreshing truthfulness and is hilariously blunt. Many O’Brienisms are engraved on my brainfolds and I expect many more to come. Happy Birthday Mel.
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. (New rooms are always exciting as the comedians lick their chops for more stage time.)
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 (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).
W. Kamau Bell and Kevin Avery @ The Punchline. 444 Battery St. $20. 8 PM. (Two fine comedians and former San Francisco natives. Still awaiting a Siskel and Negro dual set.)
Wharf Room Comedy Showcase. Castagnola’s. 286 Jefferson St. SF. 8 PM. $5. Featuring Ben Feldman, Hence Singlton, Joey Bragg, Myself, and others. (That’s weird, there’s a OJ on the bill. I wonder if I know him.)
Layover Comedy. 1517 Franklin. Oakland. 8:30. 21+. No Cover. Hosted by Mike Speigelman. Featuring Yayne Abeba, Julian Vance, Casey Ley, Sean Keane, and birthday girl Melanie O’Brien. (Iron Comics, Lovely Ladies and previous attendants of Burning Man)
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.)