“You know what they say: once you go black, you can never go back, to that club that you met him…because all his friends just think it’s their turn next. And if you don’t like that joke, then please don’t ever listen to the song “It’s Ain’t No Fun (If The Homies Can’t Have None)” by Snoop Dogg, because that song is just that joke, but for serious.”—Ron Chapman @ Stork Club/Storking Comedy (Full Set: Here @ 0:20) [Paraphrase]
Podcast: The Champs featuring Neal Brennan and Moshe Kasher. “Kevin Avery”. Download Link: Here. iTunes: Here. Official Link: Here.
The head writer of “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell” sits down with the Champs to discuss attending Tuskeegee University, his short-lived R&B group and his adjustment to being a professional comedy writer.
[A Bay Area heavy show, a lot of laugh out loud moments.]
“I good comedian would go, “Alright, crowd work”, but I’ve never done that before in my life, so I’m just going to gloss over it, pretend it didn’t happen.”—Dominick Rolandelli on a shark-obsessed heckler @ Dirty Trix Saloon [Paraphrase]
In a world full of windbags, comedian Greg Proops is a deep puff of fresh air. Every week his Vodcast, The Smartest Man in the World takes to the aether to remind us that not all middle-aged white men are gynophobic power whores. Recorded from salubrious international confines, our hero enlightens as he entertains. Perched at a table on stage, his noble Proops plucks Vodka-fueled anecdotes on world history and current events from a stack …
[Greg Proops, San Francisco’s native champion, has unleashed his wisdom repeatedly but never as pointed, as autonomously, nor as frequently as he does on The Smartest Man in the World Podcast. Blog-leagues, LaughSpin, have culled/transcribe a selection of Proopisms that are spot-the-fuck-on.]
“I’ve got a zombie tattooed on my arm that says, “we are going to eat you”. I got that when I was 40-pounds lighter, so now it just seems like an imminent threat to, like, a buffet!”—Josh Marcus @ Stork Club/Storking Comedy[Paraphrase] (Full Set: Here @ 1:00:41)
Barbary Countdown: “A Funny Thing: Joe Mande Loses His Religion and a Whole Lot More”. Download Link: Here. iTunes: Here. Official Link: Here. [21 Days]
[Joe Mande’s understated irreverence has been a critical darling for a number of years, appearing in a number of television shows, festivals, and Twitter sagas. Mande’s cool-breeze demeanor will complement the cool breeze of San Francisco summer permeating Outside Lands, in the refuge of the warm Barbary belly. This (short) podcast best illustrates his performance style to the uninitiated, wherein he talks about the slippery security of his Semitism.]
Variety has been spotlighting up-and-coming comics for more than a decade, shining early lights on everyone from Louis C.K. to Patton Oswalt, Zach Galifianakis, Aziz Ansari and Aubrey Plaza…
[Another year, another list. Varied veritable tastemakers always carve out a set of darlings, and Variety has always kept an ear to the ground, an antenna to the ether. No surprises, everybody on the list have been on the come up in their respective lanes for seemingly forever. Big shout out to hometown hero Emily Heller, a true native, for making the list. You can catch her headlining San Francisco’s Cynic Cave this Sunday, which, with stellar openers and unmatched atmosphere, promises to be some of the best comedy this Summer.]