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)
Deco Open Mic. 510 Larkin. SF. 7-9 PM. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for placement. (Last time Alec Jones-Trujillo turned into a robot).
Nick’s Crispy Taco/The Rouge Open Mic with Travis Curry and Tony Sparks. 1500 Broadway. SF. Sign Ups: 9:00. Show: 9:30. Free (but buy some tacos).
Club Deluxe 7th Year Anniversary. 1511 Haight St. $5. 9 PM
Churchward Pub Open Mic. 1515 Park St. Alameda, CA. 10 PM.