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Tonight is the second night of the week one preliminary of the San Francisco Comedy Competition. Top 6 for the first night were: 5. Roy Haber (Lexington) 4. Clara Bijl (San Francisco) 3. Nigel Larson (Seattle) 2. John McClellan (New York) 1. Kurt Weitzman (San Francisco)
The competition continues tonight at Shelton Theater
Ronn Vigh’s nine year show at Harvey’s is in danger of being cancelled after a costumer complained about “hate speech” (entirely fabricated according to Ronn). Tweet @SFHarveys #SaveComedyInTheCastro or email Steve@harveyssf.com to show support for the room and urge them to continue.
The Business moves to a new night and location, leaving its Mission district roots for Hemlock Tavern.
Tonight is the Last Funny at the Flower as the venue is closing.
Now We Are Friends has moved from Sunday to Friday.
Tonight’s Top Picks
The Business: Housewarming Party Edition With Nato Green, Bucky Sinister, Jules Posner, Natasha Muse, David Gborie, & Anna Seregina @ Hemlock Tavern 1131 Polk St (Tenderloin)/7:30/$10/Weekly Fri - Top Free Show Third Fridays Il Pirata Comedy Headliner David Gborie (WATCH CLIP), Irene Tu, Nick Hoffman, Charles Kelly, Lyall Behrens, & host Tony Sparks @ Il Pirata 2007 16th St (Mission) 10:00 /FREE!/Monthly 3rd Fri
Monday Nonsense takes place every second and fourth Monday at the Showdown (10 6th St, San Francisco, CA 94103). 9/22 is the next show, and here’s the fabulous lineup:
FEATURING Rajeev Dhar is the result of questionable decisions and unwavering confusion. Learn more at your local library on the cork-board where people put flyer of their missing pets. Reward if found. Do not approach, but don’t worry he’s just sort of a leering perv.
Clay Newman is is a weed smoking rabble rouser that entertains audiences across the country with his tales of life, love, and all that other crap. Catch him at The Comedy Jam every Thursday at Milk Bar in SF.
Stefani Silverman is a San Francisco based comic dedicated to finding meaning in life through humor. A former attorney, she uses her hard earned critical thinking skills to talk about such complex topics as body image, sex and things she sees on Muni. Mostly observational, increasingly self revelatory, Stefani’s comedy will get you laughing and keep you thinking. Check her out at Blush! Wine bar at 476 Castro Street where she produces a bi-weekly free comedy show, and also at Cafe Royale at 800 Post st, where she produces a monthly The Comikaze Lounge the third Wednesday of each month.
Matteen Stewart (Special guest from LA!) “…has played the token “Black Guy” in a National McDonald’s commercial and has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Mateen has performed at The Hollywood Improv, The Comedy Store and Flappers Comedy Club.”
All your #SanFrancisco #BayArea #standup #comedy #shows & #openmics.
Tonight will be the last show at Station 55 in Gilroy.
Tonight will also be the Last High Dudgeon.
Pete Munoz’s open mic at Sparta returns tonight.
Tonight’s Top Picks The Tabernacle Headliner Brad Williams (WATCH CLIP), Grant Lyon, & hosts Matt Lieb, Stevie Post, & Torio Van Grol @ The Dark Room Theater 2263 Mission St (Mission) 8:00/$5/Weekly We
Feelmore Adult Comedy Shop Headliner Lilybeth Helson (WATCH CLIP), Charles Kelly, Leslie Small, Arthur Ballesteros, Ronn Vigh, Christopher John, Trenton Davis, & host Shanti Charan @ 1703 Telegraph Ave Oakland 8:30/FREE!/Monthly 3rd Wed
Comedy Night at the Eagle @ SF Eagle 398 12th St (SoMa) 7:00/FREE! - Danny Dechi & Friends! @ Bazaar Café 5927 California St (Richmond) 7:00 FREE!/Monthly 3rd Wed - New Talent Showcase @ The Purple Onion at Kell’s 530 Jackson St (North Beach) 7:00/$5/Weekly Wed & Thu - Ladies’ Wednesday Night Live Stand-Up Comedy Showcase @ Peña Pachamama 1630 Powell St (North Beach)/7:30/$5/1 drink min/1st & 3rd Wed - Tuesday’s Child on Wednesday @ Moonlight Café 634 Cortland Ave (Bernal Heights) 7:30/$10/Monthly 3rd Wed - Real Live Comedians @ Stage Werx 446 Valencia (Mission) 8:00/$10/Monthly 3rd Wed - Showcase @ Brainwash Café 1122 Folsom (SoMa) 8:00/FREE!/Weekly Teu & Wed - The Tabernacle Headliner Brad Williams (WATCH CLIP) @ The Dark Room Theater 2263 Mission St (Mission) 8:00/$5/Weekly We - Robert Hawkins(WATCH CLIP) @ Doc’s Lab 124 Columbus Ave (North Beach) 8:00/$10-$12 - Comikaze Lounge Headliner Jessica Sele (WATCH CLIP) @ The Royale 800 Post (Tenderloin) 8:00/FREE!/Monthly 3rd Wed - High Dudgeon: Birdemic @ Cynic Cave 1034 Valencia St (Mission) 8:00 $10 - Purple Onion All Stars @ The Purple Onion at Kell’s 530 Jackson St (North Beach) 8:15/$5/Weekly Wed & Thu - Showtime @ Showdown 10 Sixth St (SoMa) 9:00/FREE!/1st & 3rd Wed - The Later Show @ The Purple Onion at Kell’s 530 Jackson St (North Beach) 10:00/$5/Weekly Wed & Thu - Andy Kindler(WATCH CLIP) @ Punch Line 444 Battery St (Financial) 8:00/$16/2 drink min/ - Dave Chappelle(WATCH CLIP) @ Punch Line 444 Battery St (Financial) 10:00 & 12:00/$55/2 drink min
Joan Rivers put the ‘fun’ in funeral. I arrived almost an hour early, as our invitations had suggested because of tightened security. I snuck into a side entrance, so I missed the grand spectacle of paparazzi, fans, well wishers and shiny black cars, a mass of people covering at least 3 city blocks in front of Temple Emanu-El. There was no red carpet, which was oddly disappointing, as this had been teased by the press in the hours after Joan’s death. This was to be a staid, classy, dignified affair. I did sneak outside to look for protesters from the Westboro Baptist Church. They did not show up! Even they, as twisted and dumb as they are – had to respect our Lady Joan…
Bum a ride. Bribe a producer. Call in sick. If you don’t have a dog sitter, BRING YA DAMN DOG!
Everybody’s whose been wants to go back. Everybody who missed it, is kicking themselves profusely. Humboldt County is a beautiful place and the good folks at Savage Henry Magazine make it the perfect comedian vacation going three years strong.
Look at how happy everyone is! Stop playing, go to the Savage Henry Magazine Comedy Fest (even if you’re not on it). Just. Go.
It’s Geographically Accurate: The Mission Position actually DOES take place in the Mission District of San Francisco. It’s also a sex pun (I’ll get to that later). And the fact four, well-to-do, progressive white people—again, keep reading—are repping the Mission so hard is another pertinent layer.
Lost Weekend Weekend: The Mission Position happens every Thursday at the realtime-landmark of Lost Weekend Video’s Cine/Cynic Cave. If you’re unfamiliar, the venue is THE place to see emergent comedy in San Francisco. We’ll look to Doc’s Lab to see if they can take the title of “Best Underground Comedy Spot” but, for now, and two years running, Lost Weekend is IT.
Four Four Four Four (i.e. The Real Reason You Should Go): Matt Lieb. Kate Willett. Jessica Sele. Trevor Hill. Mission Position’s nucleus is four of the most impressive comedians in San Francisco. In the wild, individually, they are who you put on last to close the show or put on in the middle to save it. In their den, they’re taking risks, working out and getting weird. Immensely unique, legitimately interesting, and naturally talented, the Mission Position motley crew are, if not guaranteed hilarity, sincere and engaging. They’re cool, they’re searching, they’re the next, great San Francisco comedy tradition (until they move away because they’re super talented).
It’s a LIVE ALBUM TAPING. Whatever happens, it will be crystallized forever, whether on a digital media outlet, or shamefully tucked away on somebody’s external hard drive. If there’s no extra incentive to hear your laugh on somebody’s hope’s and dreams, see your involvement (i.e. going to the show) as relief for four artists who are probably stressed out right now.
The Mission Position happens every Thursday, 8PM at Lost Weekend Video (1034 Valencia St. San Francisco). Tickets are $10.