Podcast: It’s Funny Because with Keith Lowell Jensen and Nick Brunner. ”Episode 15: THE HYPE! with Caitlin Gill & Jaime Fernandez”. Download Link: Here. iTunes: Here. Official Link: Here.
It’s been a long time coming. Caitlin Gill finally sits down and lives up to the hype that’s preceeded her, lo these 15 podcasts previous. Find out why comics are always citing her on THIS VERY PODCAST. Among the topics, holy shit, this happened…
Not to be outdone, Jamie Fernandez is in the Living Room. She and Caitling talk about booking rooms with Keith interrupting to brag about his puns.
A Time to Shill
Oh, Gentle Podcast Listener! What do Patton Oswalt, Dylan Brody, Jackie Kashian, Will Durst, Dana Gould, Melinda Hill, Kyle Kinane, Danny Lobell, Tom Rhodes, Marc Maron and more have in common?* They each have releases from Stand Up! Records. Support the label that supports It’s Funny Because. Stand Up! Records *and of course they’re all very funny, but you knew that.
[NEW FAVORITE THING ALERT! I’ll admit I’ve been sleeping on this podcast. I heard the rumbles but didn’t come running—shameful due to how much KLJ I’ve consumed and appreciated. Never unimagined, this show is a departure from the typical “white people chatting” podcast fodder, featuring pre-recorded stand-up from the guest before being asked, “that’s funny because…?” This is the episode to listen to: a loving presentation of the everawesome Caitlin Gill, a benchmark of her ascension, and an introduction—at least for yours truly—of the very funny Jaime Fernandez. Bonus: pictures of comedians with Norm, the podcast’s recurring cat.]
Podcast: The JV Club w/ Janet Varney (SF00s). Episode 104. Aisha Tyler. Download Link: Here. iTunes: Here. Official Website: Here.
It’s a deep-delving discussion of ethics and morality (science fiction nerds welcome!) with the inimitable Aisha Tyler (SF Native), otherwise known as a video gaming champ of her local laundromat. Plus: enough rad book recommendations to last you for weeks!
Comedian and all-around sweetheart Chris Garcia is this week’s guest. He and Dave talk about what it’s like wanting desperately to belong and growing up out of place. Chris shares a bunch of adorable/horrifying stories on the subject and Dave bashes teachers. HE DIDN’T MEAN TO.
Heather Gold is a comedian living in Oakland. She’s shared the stage with (among others) Patton Oswalt, Maria Bamford, Margaret Cho, Bill Irwin, and Judy Gold. She’s best known for her one-woman hit show “I Look Like an Egg, But I Identify as a Cookie”, an “interactive baking comedy” that’s made the rounds in Austin, New York, and most recently played to sold-out audiences in Berkeley. So far she’s baked over 50,000 cookies with audiences. She also co-hosts the weekly web series Morning Jew with NYC-based comic Katie Halper. I asked her to talk with me about she’s messing with…
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Some Kind of Trouble @ Amnesia 853 Valencia St (Mission) 6:00 sign-up/6:30-9:00 5 minutes Rajeev Dhar - Neck of the Woods @ 406 Clement St (Richmond) 7:30-10:00 Danny Dechi - SF Open Mic (mixed) @ John Collins 138 Minna St (SoMa) 8:00 sign-up MUST RSVP - La Rocca’s @ 957 Columbus (Russian Hill) 9:30 sign-up/10:00-2:00 5-7 minutes Bryce Benson
Brew HaHa Open Mic @ EJ Phair Brewing Co 300 Cumberland St Pittsburg 8:30ish (after showcase) Justin Lafferty & Johnathan Ott - Starry Plough Open Mic (mixed) @ 3101 Shattuck Oakland 7:30 sign-up/8:00 Joan Pez - Blue Candle Tuesdays (mixed) @ Dorsey’s Locker 5817 Shattuck Ave Oakland 8:00 $5 (charge is credited towards food or drink purchase) DJ Styles
5/2 Colin Quinn @ Rio Theatre Santa Cruz 5/8 Demetri Martin at UC Berkeley 5/17 Paula Poundstone @ Osher Marin JCC 5/18 Adam Carolla @ Palace of Fine Arts San Francisco 5/31 Dana Carvey @ Wells Fargo Center for the Arts Santa Rosa 6/7 Lisa Lampanelli @ The Warfield San Francisco -
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Her jeri-fans! We’ve got big news! This Friday, April 25 at 8pm, jericho! is super excited to be performing at the The Marsh Jam! This Friday Night series features a troupe of veteran improvisers, most of whom have been doing improv for the majority of their adult lives. Perhaps even bigger news, The Marsh Jam has been generous enough to offer several tickets for us to give out to all of you wonderful people! You can sign up for the raffle by liking jericho! and The Marsh Jam on Twitter and Facebook. Each like gets you one entry. Click the Giveaway link above to enter! We’ll see you at the show!
Podcast: The Dork Forest w/ Jackie Kashian. Episode 225 Live w/ Kelly Anneken. Download Link: Here. iTunes: Here. Official Link: Here.
She’s BACK! Kelly Anneken (@thefatling) LIVE at the Green Gravel Comedy Festival in Toledo IOWA. Yes, Iowa. Kelly gets into American Girl Dolls. SO much. So great. Her website is www.kellyanneken.com Up Yours Downstairs (a proletariat celebration of Downton Abbey) http://upyoursdownstairs.libsyn.com/www.kellyanneken.com Up Yours Downstairs (a proletariat celebration of Downton Abbey) http://upyoursdownstairs.libsyn.com/
Speak Up (mixed) @ Air Ultra Lounge 492 9th St Oakland 7:00 sign-up/8:30-10:00 - Penelope Comedy Open Mic @ Penelope Bar & Lounge 1120 Clay St Oakland 7:30 sign-up/9:00 start (after showcase) Three minutes Juan Johnny Kobra Navarro -
Sodini’s @727 El Camino Real Redwood City 8:30/9:00 Pete Munoz - Above the Underground @Underground Pub 2650 Broadway St Redwood City 10:30/11:00 Paul Brumbaugh & Chunk Bonfiglio
Beatdown Open Mic @ Spancky’s 8201 Old Redwood Hwy Cotati 8:30 sign-up/9:30 El Marco Antonio Alvarez
4/20 Sitcom Workshop 5/2 Colin Quinn @ Rio Theatre Santa Cruz 5/8 Demetri Martin at UC Berkeley 5/17 Paula Poundstone @ Osher Marin JCC 5/18 Adam Carolla @ Palace of Fine Arts San Francisco 5/31 Dana Carvey @ Wells Fargo Center for the Arts Santa Rosa 6/7 Lisa Lampanelli @ The Warfield San Francisco -
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[…] when the employees double-checked with the company, organizers claim Google didn’t take kindly to the language. The day before the roast, more than 100 protesters marched on the Mission District home of a Google employee who is allegedly evicting tenants in a building. No one in the packed upstairs room at the Playland Bar on Polk Street threw anything heavier than a crass joke at the “techie” onstage, Rico Rodriguez, a 26-year-old Web developer. […] in classic roast tradition, the comedians spent most of their time roasting each other before ending up with just a few choice barbs for their guest of dishonor. Several bemoaned the tech boom’s social implications I think the Google bus is making a Darwinian U-turn. […] for an event billed as the roast of a tech worker, many of the jokes weren’t about Rodriguez’s job at all, focusing instead on the usual comic fodder: his appearance. When comedians weren’t razzing him for his youthful face or his Justin-Bieber-circa-2009 haircut, they were targeting his membership in the Google a cappella group, which could not rally enough members to perform that night but served as the inspiration for many jokes.
Last month, Sean Keane, one of San Francisco’s top standup comedians, announced that he is moving to Los Angeles in May. Before letting him board that ‘Greyhound of the Skies’ flight to Bob Hope Airport, it seemed only fitting to subject him to that most ignominious of employment traditions: the exit interview.
[Great interview between Anthony Bedard and Sean Keane as Keane gears up for a the major, major transition from SF to LA.]