South Bay Open Mic @ Senzala. 250 East Java Drive. Sunnyvale. Sign-Ups: 9:15. Show: 9:30-12:30. Hosted by. Imran G.
Blue Room @ The Stud. 9th & Harrison St. 9 PM. Free. Hosted by: David Hawkins and Kelly Anneken contact: studcomedy @ yahoo dot com for bookings (This show fills up with comedians very fast).
Ladies Night at the Brainwash. Hosted by Kristee Ono. Sign Ups: 7:30. Show: 8ish.(Always a good time. Female friendly. Girlfriend friendly?)
Business @ Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission Street. $5. 8 PM. Featuring Sean Keane, Bucky Sinister, Chris Garcia, Apprentice- Chris Thayer and guest: Jesse Fernandez.
The Business keeps going strong, with Sean, Chris, Bucky, and interim Businessman Chris Thayer bringing the comedy thunder, and special guest Jesse Fernandez bringing his new short film. I don’t know the title of the new film, but I’m assuming it has to do with high school wrestling, living in Vacaville, and/or animation. Regardless, it qualifies as a Thing He Made.
Jesse’s films have won countless awards over the years, much as The Business has won countless hearts of audience members over the years. We’ll continue to win - and break - hearts this Wednesday. 8 PM, five bucks, tacos are across the street.
Tonight: Big Al’s Big Ass Comedy Jam @ John Colins. 138 Minna. SF. 9 PM. $5. Presented by: Big Al Gonzales
Wednesday Night Comedy @ Masses Sports Bar and Grill. 2721 North Main St. Walnut Creek. 9 PM. 21+. No Cover. Kelly Anneken, Gina Ritter, Joey Devine and headliner Sean Keane. Hosted by Greg Asdourian.
[Jesse Castro Jr. and Drew Pult curmudgeonly converse about sports cars, disabilities, and Bay Area Comedy. In the middle of the show, Jesse interviews Louis Katz about his new album “If These Balls Could Talk”, his Comedy Central Presents special, Elevator to Space, and the trajectory of his career. If they weren’t assholes their logo wouldn’t have a ring piece.]
KO Comedy @ The Punchline. 444 Battery St. SF. $15. 8 PM. Featuring Linda Grindel, Shawn Dizzle, Roger Lizaola, Dan Allenderwest, TJ Kelsall, Joey Bragg, Kabir Kabeezy Singh and Sammy Obeid.
Harvey’s Funny Tuesday. 500 Castro St. 9 PM. One Drink Minimum.
Rockit Room Open Mic. 406 Clement St. SF. 7:30-10 PM. Free 99. (Pencils!)
SYLVAN OPEN IMPROV. 7:30 PM. Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission St. SF. Free.99 (Always a surprise, like a puppy in at work. It’s impossible to not have fun with these guys.)
Layover Comedy. 1517 Franklin. Oakland. 8:30. 21+. No Cover. Hosted by Mike Spiegelman. Featuring susan maletta, dave thomason, brendan lynch, howard stone, and colin mahan. . (Cooler than a polar bear’s earring)
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.