Courting Comedy

Apr 23

FIVE DAYS LEFT TO CONTRIBUTE TO "FREE SAVAGE HENRY" on FUND HUMBOLDT -

I full-heartedly support this campaign. These people have opened my eyes to the beauty of Northest California, all the while accommodating my degeneracy. Savage Henry have a piece of my heart and I want everybody to know, share, and give what they can. Can they raise $10,000 in 5 Days? Only if YOU believe… (and contribute)!

When we started Savage Henry in 2010, we had no idea of the amazing reception we would receive. We started with 1,000 copies and a “We’ll see if this works” kind of attitude. We had no seed money, and no business loan. To print the first issue, we found enough advertisers to pitch in without ever having seen an issue. Four years later, we are now printing 14,000 copies that are distributed regularly along the west coast from Portland to Los Angeles. Our subscribers span the country, and our podcast listeners hail from around the world as far as Germany and South Korea. We have done our best to pace our growth while keeping our advertising rates competitive and fair all while keeping Savage Henry a free publication.

We love writing comedy, we love bringing comedians to Humboldt County to perform, and we feel honored that you would bring our brand of low-brow, crass humor into your homes. It’s the proudest thing any of us here on the staff have ever done.

Now we need your help. It’s time to take this to the next step and with your support we can do it. We’re introducing the Free Savage Henry campaign. We challenge our readership to donate $1 (or more). If just one dollar were donated to Savage Henry from every reader, we would have the seed money we need to reach our goals.

If you don’t want to use the Internet to pay, send your check or money order to 791 8th St. Suite N, Arcata, CA 95521. We’ll donate the money in your name so you can still bask in the glory that is donating to the Free Savage Henry Magazine.

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Apr 22

4/23. Fun Times With Friends: Magic @ Lost Weekend Video. 1034 Valencia St. Featuring Richard Toomer, OJ Patterson, and DJ REAL. Hosts: Scott Simpson, Aly Jones, Ron Chapman and Brandon Stokes. 8PM. $5–10. Tickets Available: Here. 

Friends Ron Chapman, Aly Jones, Scott Simpson and Brandon Stokes invite you to join them for an extravaganza of comedy, snacks, games and prizes featuring some of the best up and coming comics in the nation. It’s like a party crashing a comedy show or a comedy show crashing a party. Either way, it’s guaranteed to be some Fun Times with Friends!

4/23. Fun Times With Friends: Magic @ Lost Weekend Video. 1034 Valencia St. Featuring Richard Toomer, OJ Patterson, and DJ REAL. Hosts: Scott Simpson, Aly Jones, Ron Chapman and Brandon Stokes. 8PM. $5–10. Tickets Available: Here

Friends Ron Chapman, Aly Jones, Scott Simpson and Brandon Stokes invite you to join them for an extravaganza of comedy, snacks, games and prizes featuring some of the best up and coming comics in the nation. It’s like a party crashing a comedy show or a comedy show crashing a party. Either way, it’s guaranteed to be some Fun Times with Friends!

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handtomouthcomedy:

Matt Lieb making the funny at last week’s Hand to Mouth. Sold out show. Thanks to everyone that came out. That was definitely one of the funnest topics we’ve tackled yet.
Next month’s topic: Embarrassment! 
You can get tix at: hand2mouth.eventbrite.com 
Every third Friday of the month at Lost Weekend.
And thanks to the hilarious Shanti Charan for the photo.

handtomouthcomedy:

Matt Lieb making the funny at last week’s Hand to Mouth. Sold out show. Thanks to everyone that came out. That was definitely one of the funnest topics we’ve tackled yet.

Next month’s topic: Embarrassment! 

You can get tix at: hand2mouth.eventbrite.com 

Every third Friday of the month at Lost Weekend.

And thanks to the hilarious Shanti Charan for the photo.

The Rundown Tuesday April 22 2014 -

mattgubser:

The Rundown Tuesday April 22 2014

All your #SanFrancisco #BayArea #standup #comedy #shows & #openmics.

Shows

San Francisco 

Where Eagles Dare Headliner David Gborie (WATCH CLIP) @ Milk 1840 Haight (Haight) 8:00 FREE!
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FCC Free Radio Presents Entertainment at the Brain @ Brainwash Café 1122 Folsom St (SoMa) 8:00 FREE!
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Harvey’s Funny Tuesdays @ 500 Castro (Castro) 9:00 FREE! (1 item min)
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The Avengers of Comedy Headliner Caitlin Gill (WATCH CLIP) @ Punchline 444 Battery St (Financial) 8:00 $15 (2 item min)

East Bay 

Brew HaHa Presents Headliner Karinda Dobbins (WATCH CLIP) @ EJ Phair Brewing Co 300 Cumberland St Pittsburg 7:00 FREE!
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Layover Comedy Night @ 1517 Franklin, Oakland (Downtown) 8:30pm FREE!
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Diego Curtel & Friends @ Tommy T’s 5204 Hopyard Rd Pleasanton 7:30 $10

North Bay

Mark Pitta & Friends @ Throckmorton Theater 142 Throckmorton Ave Mill Valley 8:00 $21

Open Mics

San Francisco

Some Kind of Trouble @ Amnesia 853 Valencia St (Mission) 6:00 sign-up/6:30-9:00 5 minutes
Rajeev Dhar
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Neck of the Woods @ 406 Clement St (Richmond) 7:30-10:00
Danny Dechi
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SF Open Mic (mixed) @ John Collins 138 Minna St (SoMa) 8:00 sign-up MUST RSVP
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La Rocca’s @ 957 Columbus (Russian Hill) 9:30 sign-up/10:00-2:00 5-7 minutes
Bryce Benson

East Bay

Brew HaHa Open Mic @ EJ Phair Brewing Co 300 Cumberland St Pittsburg 8:30ish (after showcase)
Justin Lafferty & Johnathan Ott
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Starry Plough Open Mic (mixed) @ 3101 Shattuck Oakland 7:30 sign-up/8:00
Joan Pez
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Blue Candle Tuesdays (mixed) @ Dorsey’s Locker 5817 Shattuck Ave Oakland 8:00 $5 (charge is credited towards food or drink purchase)
DJ Styles

South Bay

Poor House Bistro Open Mic (mixed) @ 91 South Autumn Street San Jose 6:00-9:00
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Open Mic Comedy Night @ Agave 2270 Monterey Hwy, San Jose 7:00 $5 (pre-booked)
Melanie Bega
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Comedy Night at The Red @ 200 Locust St Santa Cruz 7:30/8:00 Free
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Ben Switzer
Caffé Frascati Open Mic (mixed) @ 315 S 1st St San Jose 7:00
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Sparta Sports Bar @ 81 E San Fernando St San Jose 9:00
Pete Munoz

Upcoming 

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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See something I missed? Want to make sure your show is listed?
Email matt@mattgubser.com.