"No one is ever more herself or himself than when they really laugh. Their defenses are down … They are completely open, completely themselves when that message hits the brain and the laugh begins. That’s when new ideas can be implanted." - George Carlin
Groundbreaking comedian Michael Ian Black is coming to The Chapel on Sunday, June 8th for a wonderful evening of slightly surreal stand up. Wonder why this face looks so familiar? Well, he started out as a member of MTV’s The State, one of the greatest shows in television history. (Don’t agree with me? It’s ok to be wrong.)…
“Calm down. Cause I feel the tension from y’all. Y’all want me to do so well, I want to do so well for you, but let’s relax and enjoy whatever the fuck happens.”—Richard Pryor (SF70s, Legend) (from Live on the Sunset Strip)
All your #SanFrancisco #BayArea #standup #comedy #shows & #openmics.
Tonight’s Top Pick
Greg Edwards(WATCH CLIP) with Josef Anolin, Kaseem Bentley, & Lydia Popovich @ Punchline 444 Battery St (Financial) 8:00 $16 (2 item min) - Top Free Show Milkin’ It with Jules Posner Headliner Butch Escobar (WATCH CLIP) with Kate Willett, Chris Barylick, Ben Kolina, David Nguyen, Dash Kwiatkowski, & gust host Trevor Hill @ Milk 1840 Haight (Haight) 8:00 FREE! -
Tonight’s show at Tommy T’s in Pleasanton is a fundraiser for the family of Laurrina Marquez, who was recently killed in a car accident. No cover. Donation is suggested.
Neck of the Woods @ 406 Clement St (Richmond) 7:30-10:00 Danny Dechi - Ignite the Mic (mixed) @ Center SF 548 Fillmore (Hayes Valley) 7:30 sign-up/8:00-9:15 - La Rocca’s @ 957 Columbus (Russian Hill) 9:30 sign-up/10:00-2:00 5-7 minutes Bryce Benson
5/29 Tracy Morgan @ SF Palace of Fine Arts 5/31 Dana Carvey @ Wells Fargo Center for the Arts Santa Rosa 5/31 Carlos Alrazraqui @ Trek Wine Novato 6/6 Brian Posehn @ The Catalyst Santa Cruz 6/7 Lisa Lampanelli @ The Warfield San Francisco 6/13 Chelsea Peretti Album Live Special Taping @ Palace of Fine Arts SF 6/16 Doug Stanhope @ Don Quixote’s International Music Hall Santa Cruz 6/17 Doug Stanhope @ Stork Club Oakland 6/20 Doug Stanhope @ Sally Tomatoes Rohnert Park -
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Stephanie sits down with comedian and all-around amazing woman Marcella Arguello. Marcella opens up about her father’s recent death and how she handled it both personally and publically. We talk about how comedy has healing powers, how love is hard, and how Michael Jackson is The King of Pop.
Comedy Workshop @ Honey Hive Gallery 4117 Judah St 1:00 $5-$20 donations Steve Lee - Mutiny Sunday Funnies @ Mutiny Radio 2781 21st St (Mission) 2:00-4:00 Clay Newman - F*ck You in the Face Open Mic @ Church Key 1402 Grant (North Beach) 5:45 sign-up/6:00-8:00 Five minutes Jake Hirschfeld -
Continental Club 1658 12th St Oakland (West Oakland) 7:30/8:00-10:00 Ten Minutes Pharoah Comedian - Speak Easy Open Mic Showcase Featuring Wisdomsoul @ Shashamane 2507 Broadway Oakland 8:00 $5/$3 student Bri Blue -
Blue Lounge @ 529 Seabright Ave Santa Cruz 9:00-12:00 ten minutes Big Bill & HamBurger WifCheese Matthews -
“I like listening to rap. It reminds me of my father, the rhyming, boastful, gun smuggler…Shout out to the 0-to-5 people watching the live stream. One of them is me. I left my computer open.”—Land Smith @ #24HourCynicCave/Lost Weekend Video [Paraphrase]