Mike Cella and Michael Taber, of Fucking Funny, keep it 100 on their radiophonic exploration of local comedy through interviews and performance. Added bonus: the hilarious John Ross is hilarious. Check it out.
Vanessa L. Pinto highlights Bay Area darling, Lynn Ruth Miller, from her pomp to her raunch (both of which is elegant and adorable). Follow the link for an extraordinary example of living a life worth living.
Comedy harvest has unloaded it’s sweet produce on San Francisco yet again in the season of SFSketchfest. If you’re reading this blog, you’ve probably heard of it. If you’re reading this blog, you’re probably involved with it. There isn’t enough time for this lowly publication to supply further superlatives — warranted or not — because the train has already left the station.
George Chen, comedian-producer-raconteur, dictates a series of questions to a series of lauded comedians. The result is the geniune article: insightful, inventive and lush. Phenomenal work from Chen, Erin Conger and Angela May Chen. Enjoy.
Podcast: The Sal and Angelo Podcast Episode 112 w/ Sal Calanni and Kevin Camia. Download Link: Here. iTunes: Here. Official Link: Here.
Sal sits down with great San Francisco comedian Kevin Camia, they discuss his beginnings in stand up, going to banjo camp, the two cardinal sins when recording an album, the 49ers, and Kevin makes an exclusive announcement on the podcast.
[A bantering portal into early-aughts, starts, musical chops and an accurate prediction based on regional pride].
House shows are the best shows. Every time the elegant edifice of modern comedy is torn from it’s standard, swarmy platforms — bars, clubs, theaters — and moved to naturalistic, “acoustic” settings, the best of the medium infuses with the luxury of living [rooms]. They are a temporal hybrid of contemporary DIY, boundless work ethic and the risque bawdiness of party record listening parties circa 1970s. These culture clusters’ significance are inasmuch undetermined and largely undocumented. Underground, tantalizing, scandalous, pivotal: parlors of the BYOBrood, with low expectations and high anticipation, are the gunpowder for unbelievably special moments within uncanny circumstance.
Episode 22: FNFS LIVE! Re-Birth! at Lost Weekend Video in San Francisco
This week Professors Dave Child and Julia Prescot travel up to San Francisco to discuss the theme of Re-Birth! Invited to the classroom were three of SF’s best and brightest to discuss their favorite strange/weird/cult films that vaguely represent the theme. Hear Kevin O’Shea mull over the ethical quandary that is the film: SWITCH. Behold Joey Devine attempt to explain the beauty ofDREAMCATCHER, while Caitlin Gill recalls the MST3k classic: OVERDRAWN AT THE MEMORY BANK. Also discussed are: RE-ANIMATOR, FRANKENHOOKER, empty U-Hauls, awful brits, poop, feminism, the mentally handicapped, God, and THE MIND! Rise from the ashes, for it is FRIDAY NIGHT FILM SCHOOL!