Courting Comedy

Aug 26

The Rundown August 25 2014 -

mattgubser:

The Rundown Tuesday August 26 2014

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

News

Comedy Day Kickstarter Walk the Plank SFICC Applications SF Sketchfest Applications No Ignite the Mic tonight because of Burning Man. Will be back next month.

Tonight’s Top Picks

San Francisco:
Where Eagles Dare
Headliner Keith Lowell Jensen (WATCH CLIP), Cameron Vaninni, Brock Wilbur, Chris Duncan, and hosts Ryan Papazian, Jeff Anaya, & Matt Lieb @ Milk 1840 Haight (Haight) 8:00 FREE!

Oakland:
Layover Comedy Night
Jason Resler, Trevor Joynre, Victor Cruz Perez, Tim Young, Corde Snell, Mike Spiegelman, Dan Mires, host Lyall Behrens @ 1517 Franklin, Oakland (Downtown) 8:30pm FREE!

Shows

San Francisco

Troubled Comedy Headliner MooreDevine (LISTEN) @ Amnesia 853 Valencia St (Mission) 7:00-9:00 FREE!
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Hysteria Headliner Aviva Siegel (TWITTER) @ Mercury Café 201 Octavia St (Hayes Valley) 7:00 FREE!
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Where Eagles Dare Headliner Keith Lowell Jensen (WATCH CLIP) @ Milk 1840 Haight (Haight) 8:00 FREE!
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Comedy Showcase Headliner Nicole Calasich (WATCH CLIP) @ 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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Vice Principals of Comedy Headliner Caitlin Gill (WATCH CLIP) @ Punch Line 444 Battery St (Financial) 8:00 $15 (2 drink min)

East Bay

Speak Easy Open Mic & Showcase featuring bE! & Champlu @ Parliament 811 Washington St Oakland 8:00 $5 to perform/$3 w student ID
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Layover Comedy Night @ 1517 Franklin, Oakland (Downtown) 8:30pm FREE!
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Ellis Rodriguez (WATCH CLIP) @ Tommy T’s 5204 Hopyard Rd Pleasanton 7:30 $20 (2 item min)

South Bay

Branded Funny Comedy Showcase Headliner Eric Blake (WATCH CLIP) @ Agave 2270 Monterey Hwy, San Jose 8:00 $10 (2 item min)
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Comedy Night at The Red @ 200 Locust St Santa Cruz 9:00 showcase

North Bay

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

Open Mics

San Francisco

Hysteria @ Mercury Café 201 Octavia St (Hayes Valley) 6:30 sign-up/female identified performers get preference/no predatory/misogynist material
Kristee Ono, Jessica Sele, Nicole Calasich, & Kate Willett
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Brainwash @ Brainwash Café 1122 Folsom St (SoMa) 6:30 sign-up/7:00-8:00 & 9:30-10:00
Tony Sparks & Rachael Shapiro
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Neck of the Woods @ 406 Clement St (Richmond) 7:30-10:00
Danny Dechi
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La Rocca’s @ 957 Columbus (Russian Hill) 9:30 sign-up/10:00-2:00 5-7 minutes
FC Sierra, Jordan Cerminara, Bryce Benson

East Bay

Spectrum Queer Media Presents: Pass the Mic Tuesday (mixed/LGBTQI & allies) @ Grand Lake Coffee House 440 Grand Ave Oakland 6:00 sign-up/6:30 start/3-5 minutes/$5 suggested donation
Kin Folkz
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Starry Plough Open Mic (mixed) @ 3101 Shattuck Oakland 7:30 sign-up/8:00
Joan Pez
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Speak>Speak Easy Open Mic & Showcase @ Parliament 811 Washington St Oakland 8:00 $5 to perform/$3 w student ID
Bri Blue
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Blue Candle Tuesdays Featuring Glen Scott (mixed) @ Dorsey’s Locker 5817 Shattuck Ave Oakland 8:00 sign-up/9:00 start
Lawrence Terrell DJStyles Taylor

South Bay

Poor House Bistro Open Mic (mixed) @ 91 South Autumn Street San Jose 6:00-9:00
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Caffé Frascati Open Mic (mixed) @ 315 S 1st St San Jose 7:00
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Open Mic at Rosie McCann’s (mixed) @ 1220 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz 7:45
Ezra
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Comedy Night at The Red @ 200 Locust St Santa Cruz 7:30 sign-up/8:00-9:00
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Party Animal Radio Comedy Open Mic @ Bocci’s Cellar 140 Encinal St Santa Cruz 8:00 sign-up/9:00 start
Mikey Gordon & Lucia Carol Tuman

North Bay

Free City Presents: Mic-City Tuesday’s at George’s (mixed) @ Georges’ Nightclub 842 4th St San Rafael 10:00

Upcoming

8/27 Marga Gomez Commonwealth Club Interview
9/6 Chris Tucker Paramount Theatre Oakland
9/11-10/11 39th Annual San Francisco Comedy Competion
9/12 Funny or Die Oddball Comedy Fest Mountain View
9/14 34th Annual Comedy Day San Francisco
10/4 Wild 94.9 Comedy Jam

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

The Rundown August 25 2014

The Rundown August 25 2014 

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

News

Tonight’s Top Picks

Laughgasm
With Johan Miranda, Jesse Hett, Nicole Calasich, Stroy Moyd, Gob Hilliarb, host Andrew Holmgren @ Rite Spot Café 2099 Folsom St (Mission) 9:00 FREE!

Move Along Nothing to See Here
With Matt Gubser, Mary Van Note, Jesse Fernandez, Christopher John, Jules Posner, Brendan Lynch, & regulars @ The Night Light 311 Broadway Oakland (Jack London) 8:00 FREE!

Shows

San Francisco

The Business: The Day are Getting Shorter but They’re Still Pretty Long Edition @ Lost Weekend Video 1034 Valencia (Mission) 8:00 $5
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Jury Duty @ Milk Bar 1840 Haight St (Haight) 8:00 FREE!
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LOL Mondays at OMG @ OMG 43 Sixth St (SoMa) 8:00 FREE!
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Melt the Mic Headliner Matt Lieb (WATCH CLIP) @ Melt Café 700 Columbus (North Beach) 8:00 FREE!
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Monday Nonsense Comedy Showcase Headliner Jessica Sele (WATCH CLIP) @ Showdown 10 6th St (SoMa) 8:00 FREE!
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Laughgasm @ Rite Spot Café 2099 Folsom St (Mission) 9:00 FREE!

Peninsula

It’s Funny Now Headliner Ben Feldman (WATCH CLIP) @ The Swingin’ Door 106 E 25th St 9:00 FREE!

East Bay

Vinnie’s Bar And Grill Stand Up Comedy @ 2045 Mt Diablo St Concord 7:30 FREE!
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Move Along Nothing to See Here @ The Night Light 311 Broadway Oakland (Jack London) 8:00 FREE!

South Bay

Monday Night Comedy Headliner Lucia Carol Tuman (WATCH CLIP) @ Surf City Billiards 931 Pacific Ave 9:30 FREE!

Open Mics

San Francisco

New Joke Workshop @ Mutiny Radio 5:30 sign-up/6:00-8:00 Five minutes new material with feedback given
Host Pam Benjamin
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The Monday Night Hype @ Brainwash 1122 Folsom St (SoMA) Sign up through FB page/7:00-10:00/Four Minutes/Weekly
Hosts Trevor Joyner & Dirty Mike
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M3Sqrd @ Mutiny Radio 2781 21St (Mission) 7:30 sign-up/8:00 start/Five minutes
Host Mikey Valentino
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LOL @ OMG 43 Sixth St (SoMa) 6:30 sign-up/7:00-8:00
Host Sampson McCormick
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Portal’s Tavern @ 179 W. Portal Ave (West Portal) 8:00/9:00 Five minutes
Host Justin Alan

East Bay


Monday Funnies Stand-Up Open Mic @ Continental Club 1658 12th St Oakland 8:00
Pharaoh Comedian
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Ivy Room Open Mic @ 860 San Pablo, Albany 8:30 sign-up/9:00 5 minutes
Host Johan Miranda

South Bay

Woodham’s Lounge @ 4475 Steven’s Creek Blvd San Jose 8:30-1:30ish/share the flyer and tag Pete to reserve a spot
Host Pete Munoz
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Monday Night Comedy @ Surf City Billiards 931 Pacific Ave 9:00-9:30
Host Stoney Godet

Upcoming

8/27 Marga Gomez Commonwealth Club Interview
9/6 Chris Tucker Paramount Theatre Oakland
9/11-10/11 39th Annual San Francisco Comedy Competion
9/12 Funny or Die Oddball Comedy Fest Mountain View
9/14 34th Annual Comedy Day San Francisco
10/4 Wild 94.9 Comedy Jam

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

Crowdsourcing: Semi-Famous -

"Semi-Famous" Episode 1 — "Casting" from Semi Famous on Vimeo.

This post is on behalf of good-sirs Wilder Shaw and Ezra Edmond, who are in the midst of a crowdsourcing campaign for a web mini-series with a lot of heart and a lot of—metaphorical—balls. I love these guys, I love this project, and I love metanarratives: it’s a project about following your dreams, in the midst of the creators following theirs!:

Why do you need so many munnies?

We shot the first two episodes out of our own pockets and nearly bankrupted ourselves.  To make the next eight episodes and finish Season 1’s story, we need some of your hard-earned American dollhairs.

"But how could you need so much money for just a simple web-series?"

Good question, passing glancer!  I’ll tell ya.

We budgeted each episode at about 3k - some a little more, some a little less.  This money goes to cameras, lights, sound equipment, makeup equipment, hard drives to store footage on, props, costumes, food, the ever expensive monster that is post-production, and all the other goodies of filmmaking.  We’d also love to pay our cast and crew a little something for their dedication and hard work.

Take a look at our perks!  We hope you like at least one of them.  Preferably the most expensive one.

Check out the first two episodes and support the good work.

– OJ Patterson, Tin Level Contributor

comedystylings:

Jane Harrison 
Scarf: gift from a friend Boots: Lucky Brand, Neiman Marcus online 
Coat: J. Crew (borrowed indefinitely from Gabby Poccia) 
Denim: Levi’s, Modern Rise Skinny from the shop at Levi’s Plaza (courtesy of Levi Strauss & Co.) 
Bag: L.K. Berlin, Jeremy’s Department Store
Follow Jane here
Photo by Red Scott, taken at The Cynic Cave (Lost Weekend Video) 8/22/14.

comedystylings:

Jane Harrison

Scarf: gift from a friend Boots: Lucky Brand, Neiman Marcus online

Coat: J. Crew (borrowed indefinitely from Gabby Poccia)

Denim: Levi’s, Modern Rise Skinny from the shop at Levi’s Plaza (courtesy of Levi Strauss & Co.)

Bag: L.K. Berlin, Jeremy’s Department Store

Follow Jane here

Photo by Red Scott, taken at The Cynic Cave (Lost Weekend Video) 8/22/14.

Aug 25

mandatoryrollercoaster:

Fancy

mandatoryrollercoaster:

Fancy

calasich:

The best. #johanmiranda #ritespot #standup #jokelife #comedy #sf (at The Rite Spot)

calasich:

The best. #johanmiranda #ritespot #standup #jokelife #comedy #sf (at The Rite Spot)

handtomouthcomedy:

Tix: saccomedyfest.com/hand-to-mouth
Comedian Trevor Hill presents Hand to Mouth: a monthly, topic-based comedy show where each edition explores a specific social, cultural or political issue. One show, one topic.
On September 13th, the Sacramento Comedy Festival will be hosting a special edition of Hand to Mouth featuring some of the best and brightest comics from Sacramento and the Bay Area.
Special Festival Topic: Nerd Culture!
Comedians Johan Miranda (Bridgetown), Eloisa Bravo (Bitchslap Comedy), Keith Lowell Jensen (Coexist Comedy Tour), Ivan Hernandez (SF Sketchfest), Alfonso Portela (Sacramento Comedy Fest) and Mike Patten (Punch Line) will join Trevor (Great American Comedy Fest) in exploring a galaxy of geeks, nerds, fandom, fantasy, PC games, science fiction, social disorders, comic books, computers & cosplay. 
Hand to Mouth: Nerd CultureSacramento Comedy Fest EditionSaturday, September 13th @ 10:30PMSacramento Comedy Spot (1050 20th St.)Cover: $8.00www.saccomedyfest.com
Tickets at: www.saccomedyfest.com/hand-to-mouth
Facebook: www.facebook.com/handtomouthcomedy

handtomouthcomedy:

Tix: saccomedyfest.com/hand-to-mouth

Comedian Trevor Hill presents Hand to Mouth: a monthly, topic-based comedy show where each edition explores a specific social, cultural or political issue. One show, one topic.

On September 13th, the Sacramento Comedy Festival will be hosting a special edition of Hand to Mouth featuring some of the best and brightest comics from Sacramento and the Bay Area.

Special Festival Topic: Nerd Culture!

Comedians Johan Miranda (Bridgetown), Eloisa Bravo (Bitchslap Comedy), Keith Lowell Jensen (Coexist Comedy Tour), Ivan Hernandez (SF Sketchfest), Alfonso Portela (Sacramento Comedy Fest) and Mike Patten (Punch Line) will join Trevor (Great American Comedy Fest) in exploring a galaxy of geeks, nerds, fandom, fantasy, PC games, science fiction, social disorders, comic books, computers & cosplay. 

Hand to Mouth: Nerd Culture
Sacramento Comedy Fest Edition
Saturday, September 13th @ 10:30PM
Sacramento Comedy Spot (1050 20th St.)
Cover: $8.00
www.saccomedyfest.com

Tickets at: www.saccomedyfest.com/hand-to-mouth

Facebook: www.facebook.com/handtomouthcomedy

allison-mick:

Super Smashed Bros was really fun Saturday and contrary to how I look in this picture, I didn’t throw up until a few hours after this.
Thanks OJ & Jesse for having me.

[Excuse me… Super TRASHED Bros.]

allison-mick:

Super Smashed Bros was really fun Saturday and contrary to how I look in this picture, I didn’t throw up until a few hours after this.

Thanks OJ & Jesse for having me.

[Excuse me… Super TRASHED Bros.]

(via fivefifteen)

agavecomedy:

http://www.sanjose.com/live-stand-up-comedy-august-26th-e2148041 buy one get one free

agavecomedy:

http://www.sanjose.com/live-stand-up-comedy-august-26th-e2148041 buy one get one free

cyniccave:

Friday Aug 29th
I’LL LEAVE YOU WITH THIS
It’s that time again. IT’S I’LL LEAVE YOU WITH THIS! Comics will cut out most of their bullshit act and leave you with the joke/jokes they keep closest to their hearts- their closers. Jam packed with their own personal favorites, old faithfuls and maybe even some new tricks, I’ll Leave You With This will teach these comics their ABCs- ALWAYS. BE. CLOSING. This month is super special, because Labor Day Weekend is upon us again, meaning two things- 
1. We celebrate the Labor Movement with a day off to drink and 
2. EVERYONE IN STEAMPUNK GOGGLES IS AT BURNING MAN! 
Come celebrate your freedom from dreadlocks and 80 hour work weeks with us! This week’s line up- George ChenLand Smith-AbbinanteRon ChapmanDhaya LakshminarayananDrew PlattJesse FernandezKaseem BentleyNato Greenand your hostJane Harrison! 8pm $10drinks/snacks available

cyniccave:

Friday Aug 29th

I’LL LEAVE YOU WITH THIS

It’s that time again. 
IT’S I’LL LEAVE YOU WITH THIS! 
Comics will cut out most of their bullshit act and leave you with the joke/jokes they keep closest to their hearts- their closers. Jam packed with their own personal favorites, old faithfuls and maybe even some new tricks, I’ll Leave You With This will teach these comics their ABCs- ALWAYS. BE. CLOSING. 

This month is super special, because Labor Day Weekend is upon us again, meaning two things-

1. We celebrate the Labor Movement with a day off to drink and

2. EVERYONE IN STEAMPUNK GOGGLES IS AT BURNING MAN!

Come celebrate your freedom from dreadlocks and 80 hour work weeks with us! 

This week’s line up- 
George Chen
Land Smith-Abbinante
Ron Chapman
Dhaya Lakshminarayanan
Drew Platt
Jesse Fernandez
Kaseem Bentley
Nato Green

and your host
Jane Harrison

8pm 
$10
drinks/snacks available

cyniccave:

Aug 27 - Weds
FUN TIMES WITH FRIENDS : HEROES
Johan MirandaChad Opitzplus regulars Scott Simpson Brandon Stokes Ron Chapman Aly Jones

cyniccave:

Aug 27 - Weds

FUN TIMES WITH FRIENDS : HEROES

Johan Miranda
Chad Opitz

plus regulars 
Scott Simpson Brandon Stokes Ron Chapman Aly Jones