Courting Comedy is proud to present its first interview; our subject is Bay Area comedian, Bryant Hicks. Hicks is a figurehead of the Be Funny 365 comedy collective based out of Oakland’s New Parish and an associate of Jabari Davis and Associates. He will be headlining this upcoming Friday (3/25. 10 PM. 18+) at the Historic Purple Onion (140 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA). Tickets are available: here.
Courting Comedy: Who came up with the name Be Funny 365?
Bryant Hicks: Be Funny was a name that Chris [Riggins] came up with. 365, that was from me and my crew being called 365 and about getting fucked up all year round. We took now to being funny all year round.
CC: You’re originally from San Diego right?
BH: I’m from all over. I was born in Sacramento… then we moved to Virginia…then we moved to England, then San Diego, then Oregon (Beaverton), then back to San Diego.
CC: What did all that moving do to you culturally?
BH: I think, where I’m at right now, it’s definitely helped me become who I am because I had to go into places and get people to like me from the giddy-up… There was one point I moved every year for three years.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day. I don’t really celebrate the day but who am I to scoff at the people who take reassurance in their heritage. In light of tonight’s festivities (stay safe please) I present to you a gentleman named Paul F. Tompkins. Here is a Paddy’s day themed excerpt from his 2009 comedy album, Freak Wharf. This ultimately proves his greatness, and should be appreciated with no copyright infringement intended.
I had fun writing this. Wish I could have gotten more into the meat of Speech Therapy but deadlines and schedules clashed. Check out more of the editorials on Antithesis, their articles are very interesting. And yes I’m biased.
Deco Open Mic. 510 Larkin. SF. 7-9 PM. Contact tony.koester at gmail dot com for bookings. [Stay for Rue Paul’s Drag Race]
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).
Marga’s Funny Mondays @ The Marsh. 2120 Allston Way. Berkeley, CA. 8 PM. $10. (WOOF). Featuring David Hawkins, Louis Pearl aka The Bubble Man, Simone Campbell, and Erikka Innes. Host: Marga Gomez. (More Information Link)
EndGames Open Workout - Finale @ The Alcove Theater. 414 Mason St. SF. 6 PM-9PM.
This week we will focus on Playing and Staying in Character. And supporting your fellow player. The second half of the class will conclude with two Harold-esque sets. And as always my super hot side coaching!
(Via Scott Recchia & Facebook)
SFCC @ The Purple Onion. 140 Columbus Ave. SF. 7 PM. $6. 18+ Featuring the up and comers of the San Francisco Comedy College.
Joe Klocek @ Club Deluxe. 1511 Haight St. SF. 21+ $5. [San Francisco stage veteran of many credits and projects. Heckler slayer, pigeon puncher.]
FAB Comedy’s #Winning @ The Mel-O-Dee Lounge. 240 El Cerrito Plz. El Cerrito. 8 PM. 21+. Free. Featuring Karinda Dobbins, OJ Patterson, Mimi Vilmenay, Keon Polee, Loren Kraut, Robin Higgins and Tony Sparks. Hosted by. Becky Wolf and Amy Miller. [I’m on this show. If that’s not enough incentive, this is a very strong line-up with a lot of soul and inspiration. Admirable comedians all the way through.]
The Sylvan Something Something Shindig @ The Rockit Room. 406 Clement. SF. 8 PM. 21+. $5. Featuring Donny Divanian, Conrad Roth, Julian Vance, Kevin Munroe and more [If I weren’t performing I’d be a this show. Solid line-up of seasoned veterans on the top of their game (Conrad in particular has hit a new level in his material lately). Check it out if you’re in the City.]
Comedy @ The Continental Club. 1658 12th Street. Oakland. 8 PM. $5. 21+. 2 Drink Minimum. Featuring Rich Dreyling, David Gborie, Dash Kwiatkowski, Kelly Anneken, Jason Mack and more. [Great rising talent in Downtown Oakland. Get some vegan soul food and head on over.]
The Famous Sunday Showcase @ The Punchline. 444 Battery St. SF. 8 PM. $12. 18+ 2 Drink Minimum. Featuring premier San Francisco comedians. Hosted by. Big Al Gonzales. [The beauty is you never know who will go up, but you know that they’ll be amazing].
You’re Welcome w/ Coree Spencer: Episode 8. Guests: Veronica Porras and James Fluty. Guest Co-Host: Joe Gorman.
Break-up, J-Dawggery, Carol Barnett, Career, Brokeback Mountain, Santa Claus, New Years Eve, Dinosaurs, Jeff Cleary, Cocaine, Rated-X, Connie, Portland, Cops, “Punk Little Bitch”, White People, Italian, Virginity, Sales Nightmare, Old Jewish Ladies, Sears, Periods, Dirty Minds, Madlibs, Kabeezy, Prisoner, Poetry, Research, Tarot, Raw Dawg, Stickers, Handicaps, and Date Rape ALL AROUND