Another year, another list. This year comedy became my day job, not in the way I dreamed, but it became a day job nonetheless — as assistant to the booker of 3 comedy clubs in Northern California. So yes, between performing on shows myself on nights off or catching some of the visiting headliners, plus watching clips and promoting comics during the day, I indeed saw a lot of comedy. Here are some of my favorites of the year
[Mary Van Note always captured our attention at Courting Comedy — her Things We Made performance in 2009 stands out as a primary inspiration for jumping into the SF comedy scene. In addition to her onstage potency, MVN has always made it a point to point to the glittering lanterns rising in the distance. Check out her picks for the year of 2013.]
Ryan Stout (@StoutRyan) is a great comic www.ryanstout.com adn a guy that is willing to “fight the man.” We hash out the traffic justice system in this country, the Constitution and NONE of this is legal advice. Know that in your heart. It’s funny, insightful and great. I’ll stand by that forever. Enjoy. This month DO NOT DONATE to the show. INSTEAD, find your LOCAL food bank and donate to THEM. http://feedingamerica.org/foodbank-results.aspx can help you find it. If you want to ORDER something offa the site for the holidays… sure! If you want to use the AMAZON banner on www.jackiekashian.com and click on that to get to Amazon (I get a kickback, no additional cost to you) … go for it. www.allthingscomedy.com continues to grow more podcasts and will start putting out original content soon. Go there!! NOTES: Demur - NOT Demure. Sigh. a couple times I say it wrong, don’t do it right. Sigh. www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/demurMeyer Lansky - Mob Money Guy - wikipedia the guy. He’s fascinating.Google YouTube “fight traffic court” and get ready to watch a million vids. CREDITS:Mike Ruekberg composed and sings (with Sarah Cohen) the theme song.Patrick Brady fixes the audio and compiles the teaser clips on www.youtube.com/thedorkforestVilmos fixes my website www.jackiekashian.com and has his own pods, including The Green Room Bonus track (on iPhone/Android apps) and at tdf.libsyn.com for free, for some reason with Andy IS GREAT this ep. they’re all great. this one is extra great.
“You know how women say, ‘All men want is sex?’. Naw. I want a job… I’d rather have a job with benefits than a friend with benefits.”—Matt Lieb @ The Night Light/Move Along, Nothing to See Here[Paraphrase]
“I’m so poor that I don’t know when’s the last time I bought clothes in a place that only sells clothes. Anyplace I shop for clothes I can get two t-shirts, a box of condoms, and a can of propane.”—David Gborie @ The Night Light/Move Along, Nothing to See Here[Paraphrase]
“Let’s talk about “going Dutch”. I once heard a woman say she wouldn’t let a man pay for her because she’s a feminist. Lady, he’s still going to think you’re inferior whether you pay or not.”—Alyssa Westerlund @ Stork Club/Storking Comedy[Paraphrase]