Every hero needs an origin story. This is Anna Seregina’s. For the uninitiated, Seregina was a stand-up in San Francisco before relocating to Los Angeles. As above, so below, she’s honed a style that’s confessional, impressional, off-center and something you can root for. In this directorial debut, Seregina cross casts herself as the …Continue reading "Sketch Saturday: “My Life In Comedy” by Anna Seregina"
“There’s no excuse to be bored. Sad, yes. Angry, yes. Depressed, yes. Crazy, yes. But there’s no excuse for boredom, ever.” — Some strong words from Viggo Mortensen. Alas, Ben Kolina and Cameron Vannini are bored and debate what phone app they should use to alleviate their nothingness while a clown, Ron Chapman, idles …Continue reading "Sketch Saturday: “CLWN” by Nothing’s Wrong"
I broke up my friendship with a comedian and resigned from the creative collective we once shared. Friendship: it sucks. It isn’t the first time and it won’t be the last. This may be the hardest one yet, the closest to the bone, bubbling over for months, but, it’s best for everyone, myself especially. …Continue reading "I broke up my friendship with a comedian. It sucks."
It was a stage five donnybrook, real drag out fight. Guns were drawn, threats were made and somebody had to go. Such was the scene at The People’s Non-Binding Arbitration, an every-other-week, judiciary-themed show from Endgames Improv’s UQAQUA. All that happened. I shit you not. Sure, all of it was in the element of …Continue reading "The People’s Non-Binding Arbitration Case xXx (3/28/2016) | Sponsored"
Podcast: The Jackie and Laurie Show Hosts: Jackie Kashian, Laurie Kilmartin Official Description: “The Jackie and Laurie Show stars two women in comedy, Jackie Kashian and Laurie Kilmartin, talking about women and comedy. No guests, just two headliners who started in the 80s and never stopped.” Established: Janurary 4th, 2016 Frequency: Every Monday Number …Continue reading "Podcasts on Blast: The Jackie and Laurie Show"
Grazing. Serene. Cathartic. Anecdotes unspooled like essays with cranky and angsty and honest confessions and observations on love, race, masculinity and loneliness. Slick and malleable and nonplussed and synthetic and effective: nylon. Package art, with retro typography and weathered flourishes on a faux vinyl sleeve, alludes to the performer’s throwback sensibilities. Terrific control over …Continue reading "Kevin Camia Continues Classy, Clever and Cool Comedy With “Color”"
Comedy god Joan Rivers once said that one of the perks to a comic’s lifestyle was being a “warm blanket to put around everyone.” Five years ago I was introduced to Caitlin Gill primarily through her arms, affectionately referred to as “the scoops” (because they were forged by eating scoops of ice cream). Caitlin …Continue reading "Show Review: Caitlin Gill @ Punch Line San Francisco (3/2/16)"
Guns are fun. I can’t deny that. Most comedy about guns is about negligence, overabundance, or just plan wackiness. Isaac Hayes (RIP) in I’m Gonna Get You Sucka comes to mind. Cartoons with anthropormophic bullets rounding corners and skidding to a halt to read a sign and jetting off in the opposite direction as their …Continue reading "Sketch Saturday: “Open Carry Office” by F-Comedy"
Big Homies are important in the San Francisco comedy scene. They tell you where to go, who to talk to, where to hang out. They show what it is to be a polished, professional type. They give you that critical feedback and validation of they like your work. Might even take you under their wing, …Continue reading "Big Ups to Big Homie Frankie Quinones, Watch Funny Drop on Más Mejor"
It was a fine compromise for missing the comedy show to watch it uncomfortably from the comfort of my home. Angled on my smart phone, craning my head and hand to share it with my cuddled up boo. Flummoxed by the unavailability to load it up on my PS3 or my Roku* or Apple …Continue reading "Crack (Up) The Code: SeeSo’s The Guest List (2/16/2016)"