Another week, another digging. Check out this comedy covering the week of 10/19-10/25.
1. Craighlist Rideshare by Brent Weinbach. Cal Grad and early-nought San Francisco urban legend, Brent made his annual return to his home club—the San Francisco Punch Line—last week. There’s so much to point out as interesting or unique with the Santa Monica playboy, but I’m growing fond of his accurate imitations of the Bay’s many affectations. I ain’t mad at it.
2. The Crazy by Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits. Last Tuesday I was given access to BJE&CM’s live album recording: a fabulous display performed ever so quaintly for the band’s eccentric and influential cast of collegues. I had never heard “The Crazy” before the intimate soiree but was hooked after 3 minutes of communal, churchy clapping. Live — especially stripped to its bare bones — Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits are encompassingly awesome.
3. Babies by Erik Griffin. YO, Who went to Cobb’s last weekend?! There’s a lot of people in comedy that can rock their vibe all day. Griffin’s one of those guys: immensely aware, assured, and down-to-earth. On this selection he gets a lot of juice out of his post-natal contention, making deft points about cellphones and travel along the way.
4. What I Worship by Maria Bamford. I missed my opportunity to watch Bam Bam at Cobb’s last week, but I would be remiss not to include one of my favorite tracks from her recently released “Ask Me About My New God!”. Bamford is going to go down as one of the most on-point and naturally hilarious comedians to ever do it.
5. Don’t Lose Your Head by Eban Schletter and Vernon Wells. The inclusion of this track is a bit of a stretch. Not particularly humorous, and barely relevant to the “Bay Area” ideal of Courting Comedy (Schletter called SF home bay in the 90s). Nevertheless, the spooktacular Hallow’s Eve is on the horizon and this is the best I could do on such short notice!
Ron & Comedian Kristee Ono talk human reproduction, drugs, buddhism, dating and what it’s like to be a living embodiment of “stuff white people like.” This episode also marks the return of the game “Who’s your daddy?
Night Comedy at Surf City Billiards @ 931 Pacific Ave Santa Cruz 9:00 Free
Brainwash @ 1122 Folsom St (SoMA) 6:30/7:00-10:00 LOL @ OMG 43 Sixth St (SoMa) 6:30/7:00-9:00 M3Sqrd @ Mutiny Radio 2781 21St (Mission) 7:30/8:00 Portal’s Tavern @ 179 W. Portal Ave (West Portal) 8:00/9:00
Baylife Comedy (mixed) @ Venue 420 14th St Oakland 8:00 $5 for non-performers Ivy Room @ 860 San Pablo, Albany 8:30/9:00
Woodham’s Lounge @ 4475 Steven’s Creek Blvd San Jose 8:00-1:00ish Comedy Night at The Brit @ Brittania Arms 173 W. Santa Clara, San Jose 9:00 Night Comedy at Surf City Billiards @ 931 Pacific Ave Santa Cruz 9:00 Free
Dana Gould (SF80s) Hour Halloween Special out now! Halloween! Dinosaur porn! Fred Schneider sings The Doors! How snakes work! Godzilla, Gojira, and more! w/ Jonah Ray, Matt Weinhold, April Richardson, Hannah Gansen and John Ennis.
Not only is there an app for Chelsea Peretti’s Call Chelsea Peretti Podcast, but it’s actually a collection of apps within including a Chelsea Peretti soundboard, as you’d probably expect, as well as a whole Chelstagram app.
We’re confident there will be Chesea-mojis and more soon.
Comedy at The Crow’s Nest @ Crow’s Nest 2218 East Cliff Dr. Santa Cruz 9:00 $7 Godfrey @ San Jose Improv 62 S. 2nd St San Jose 7:00 $18 Mo Mandel @ Rooster T Feathers 157 W. El Camino Real Sunnyvale 7:00 $13
Church Key @ 1402 Grant (North Beach) 6:00-8:00
Continental Club 1658 12th St Oakland (West Oakland) 7:30/8:00-10:00 Speak Easy (mixed) @ Shashamane 2507 Broadway Oakland 8:00 $5 charge
The actress/ writer/ standup/ podcaster (Girl on Guy)/t.v. host (The Talk, Talk Soup) joins Paul at LAPodfest in front of a live audience and discusses her workaholism and anxiety, her outcast status as a child, where her drive comes from, growing to understand her intimidating, blunt father and appreciate the challenges of her long marriage.
Barbary Coast Comedy @ The Legionnaire Saloon 2272 Telegraph Ave, Oakland (Uptown) 7:00 $5 Comedy Soundcheck @ Sanctuary Ultra Lounge, 2339 1st, Livermore 7:30-9:00 Free Storking Comedy: Squad @ Stork Club 2330 Telegraph Oakland 8:00 Free Laugh Gang- Matt Gubser @ La Fogata 1315 N Main Street Walnut Creek 9:00-11:00 Free Plastic Cup Boyz- @ Tommy T’s 5104 Hopyard Rd Pleasanton 7:30 $15-$25 Peninsula South Bay Live Free Comedy @ Blue Lagoon 923 Pacific Ave Santa Cruz 8:30 Free Godfrey @ San Jose Improv 62 S. 2nd St San Jose 8:00 $18 Mo Mandel @ Rooster T Feathers 157 W. El Camino Real Sunnyvale 8:00 $13
Mort Sahl @ Throckmorton Theater 142 Throckmorton Ave Mill Valley 8:00 $23
Brainwash @1122 Folsom St (SoMa) 6:00/7:00-10:00 Cup o’ Comedy @ Emma’s Coffee House 5549 Geary (Richmond) 6:30/7:00 16th @ Mission Open Mic (outdoor/mixed) 10:00ish-12:00ish
Storking Comedy @ Stork Club 2330 Telegraph Oakland (Uptown) 6:00/6:30-8:00 Panama Red Coffee (mixed) @2115 1st St Livermore 6:30 Sharade Lounge @ 25144 Mission Blvd Hayward 8:00-1:30 Stars @ 155 Browns Valley Parkway Vacaville 8:30/9:00-12:00 Heat It Up(mixed) @ Foothill Social Club 5312 Foothill Blvd Oakland 9:00/10:00