Though having had a Comedy Central half hour special as well as appearing on John Oliver’s NY Stand Up Show and Totally Biased, the very funny Sheng Wang hadn’t notched a late night set at one of the more traditional late night programs until now.
Who will speak for sketch? When it’s all over, when the theaters are empty, when the stand-ups scatter, the celebrities fly away and the improvisers jam out, who will speak for the hardest discipline to sustain in San Francisco?
[My latest review for Spinning Platters covering the Don’t Watch This Show Live! (dwtslive) and Femikaze (femikaze) show hosted by Jules Posner at the Eureka Theater on 1/27/2014]
“It’s funny that the only thing people in San Francisco talk about are the 49ers and gentrification because 1849 was the year San Francisco became gentrified.”—Dro @ Stork Club/Storking Comedy [Paraphrase]
Fox’s untitled Tina Fey and Matt Hubbard women’s university comedy has found its administrator in a familiar face. 30 Rock Emmy nominee Margaret Cho (SFNative) has boarded the untitled comedy known as Cabot College, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The multicamera comedy takes place at a women’s college that has just opened its doors to men for the first time.
Yay! Congrats, Margaret!
[Coincidently, I’ve learned a lot from Margaret Cho. I also know she’s a down ass lady. Can’t wait to see this project materialize.]
Live Free Comedy @ Blue Lagoon 923 Pacific Ave Santa Cruz 8:30 Free - Lester Speight & Friends @ San Jose Improv 62 S. 2nd St San Jose 8:00 $15 (2 item min) - Mark Viera(WATCH CLIP) @ Rooster T Feathers 157 W. El Camino Real Sunnyvale 8:00 $13 (2 item min)
Brainwash @1122 Folsom St (SoMa) 6:00/7:00-10:00 - 16th @ Mission Open Mic (outdoor/mixed) 10:00ish-12:00ish
Storking Comedy: Sylvania Rising @ Stork Club 2330 Telegraph Oakland 5:30-8:00 - 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
Cito.FAME.Us (mixed/clean) @ Iguana 330 S 3rd St San Jose 8:30/9:00-11:00
In the dark of winter, hundreds of the most joyful people imaginable descend upon San Francisco for the funniest cult this side of Jonestown: SF Sketchfest. The 18-day occupation from Jan. 23 - Feb. 9 — details here — celebrates established favorites and up-and-coming personalities in sketch, improvisation, stand-up and this golden age of podcasting while simultaneously commemorating the history of comedy. Laughspin talks with festival co-founders Cole Stratton, Janet Varney and David Owen.
Dana and I watch the one that ties up all the loose ends of the Jessie’s stepbrother saga, including a part where a group of teenagers reassemble an entire automobile. And Jessie gives Eric a black eye with her “mean right cross.”