Brainwash @1122 Folsom St (SoMa) 6:00/7:00-10:00 Tony Sparks - 16th @ Mission Open Mic (outdoor/mixed) 10:00ish-12:00ish -
Storking Comedy: Jen & Tonic @ Stork Club 2330 Telegraph Oakland 6:00 Sign-up/6:30-8:00 OJ Patterson - Panama Red Coffee Open Mic (mixed) @2115 1st St Livermore 6:30 sign-up 7:00-9:00 - Sharade Lounge @ 25144 Mission Blvd Hayward 8:00-1:30 L Boogie - The Comedy Workout Room @ Stars 155 Browns Valley Parkway Vacaville 8:30/9:00 Victor Escobedo -
Canvas Open Mic @ Sunnyvale Art Gallery 251 West El Camino Real Sunnyvale 7:00 sign-up/8:00 Justin Duke Floro - Open Mic Comedy @ Britannia Arms 110 Monterey Ave Capitola 9:00ish Stoney Godet & Big Bill -
New Joke Workshop @ Mutiny Radio 6:00-8:00 Three minutes new material (feedback given) & three minutes of heckling Pam Benjamin - Brainwash @ 1122 Folsom St (SoMA) 6:30/7:00-10:00 Four Minutes Mike Skott - M3Sqrd @ Mutiny Radio 2781 21St (Mission) 7:30/8:00 Five minutes Mikey Valentino - Portal’s Tavern @ 179 W. Portal Ave (West Portal) 8:00/9:00 Five minutes Justin Alan -
Mic Tyson’s Punchlines @ The Stork Club 2330 Telegraph Ave Oakland 5:00 sign-up/6:00-9:00 3-7 minutes Juan Medina - New Parkway Open Mic Mondays (mixed) @ 474 24th St Oakland 7:30 sign-up/8:00 - Ivy Room @ 860 San Pablo, Albany 8:30/9:00 5 minutes Johan Miranda
“I majored in mathematics because I wanted my useless degree to be hard. I liked majoring in math because I’m always right. Not because I think I’m right. I was objectively right!”—Erik Krasner @ Critical Hit (Comedy)/It’s Your Move [Paraphrase]
A perfected balance of improviser and stand up is found in only a handful of comedic performers and Greg Proops is one of them. That’s why he’s one of the best to ever do improvised stand up on Set List.
[Greg Proops needs something in San Francisco dedicated to his namesake, whether it be somewhere the Dogpatch, the Panhandle, or a pier of some sort. And if it’s on a pier, have the placard say “pierless”, reel talk.
“Depression is crazy because it’s like living a mash up of Garfield and Groundhog Day, right? Because every day is the same day and they are all Mondays!”—Aly Jones @ Stork Club/Storking Comedy [Paraphrase]
Product Review: Karen Kilgariff Live at the Bootleg
Ravenesque, moonish, moody, glowing eyes with wolfish glint, a lady in black brandishing wit and guitar pick (corresponding with a guitar that, admittedly, isn’t living up to its potential). Karen Kilgariff is the coolest folk hero of the almost-analogue, post-comedy boom collapse era. She came into prominence in the 1990s, starting out in Sacramento, then San Francisco, then introduced (widely) on the seminal Mr. Show. She’s since matched might with Mary Lynn Rajskub as Girl Guitar Club, wrote for the Ellen DeGeneres Show and twisted on the tips of tastemakers’ tongues.
*LIVE AT SF SKETCHFEST WITH DC PIERSON AND NICK THUNE TALKING PAST OSCAR WINNERS* Chris and Graham are live at the Punchline Comedy Club for San Francisco Sketchfest. Mark Wahlberg drops by to talk about why Lone Survivor was snubbed for the Oscars. Then Nick Thune and DC Pierson come on the show to discuss some of their favorite past best picture winners. It’s a Bay area spectacular for your Earbuds!
You have seen her on Comedy Central, The Tonight Show, The Sarah Silverman Program, Chelsea Lately and more! She will be performing an hour of brand new material. Thursday 8:00 Friday 8:00 Saturday 8:00 Sunday 8:00 21+ $10
[This will be big. The good folks at the Cynic Cave continue to cement their numero uno spot as the best place to see great comedy the world over (with no drink minimums or exorbitant service charges). Be that as it is, some comedians fear retribution, blacklisting or poor standing with the LiveNation brass so they make moves in secret. You may or may not know the silhouette of the comic coming in, but her penchant for snazziness soaked in lushy wit will make you never forget the evening. Expect more pump for this show in the coming weeks, buy your tickets in advance.]
"No Budget" is the newest audio masterpiece from comedian Will Hatcher (SF00s). Financed on a budget on $2, No Budget is one of the cost effective albums of the year. On “No Budget”, Hatcher dives deep into his emotional waters and comes out with a golden orb of heartfelt songs such as “How u Want Ur Toes Sucked” and “Cake Will Make Her Shake” that are sure to leave his fans mesmerized.