mattgubser:

Robin Williams at Dirty Trix in San Francisco in 2012. 

drewharmoncomedy:

Yesterday after hearing the news about Robin Williams, my first instinct was to sit on the couch, watch a Robin Williams movie and just be sad. Then I remembered that there was a fantastic comedy show happening that night right around the corner from me at The Royale. So instead of sitting and being alone, I got dressed and walked over just to hang out with some other comedy folks. The always-too-nice-to-me showrunner Cara Tramontano gave me a guest set, so I got to get onstage and get some laughs. I also got to watch some of my favorite area comics do sets, we laughed and talked and it was fun. Then word came via social media that a small vigil was going to happen at 408 Clement Street, which is now a bar called Side Bar but was also the former home of the Holy City Zoo, the comedy club where Williams was known to sneak in and destroy audiences back in the 70’s. So a few of us went from Royale over to Clement St., and met up with some of his old comedy cohorts. We chatted, told our Robin Williams stories, tried to make each other laugh and talked about what a nice, sweet man he was. I didn’t know him personally, and only got to meet him briefly at Comedy Day in Golden Gate Park. In our brief exchange it was immediately clear he was a kind, sweet and sensitive man. He was also omnipresent in the lives of people around my age in movies and TV, but the stories that have been coming out from Bay Area comedy people in the last 24 hours have all had a lot to say about what a generous and kind man he was, especially to younger comics. He will be very missed. And I will still be spending some time watching some specials and movies. But it was nice to get out and be with other people after hearing the news. 

drewharmoncomedy:

Yesterday after hearing the news about Robin Williams, my first instinct was to sit on the couch, watch a Robin Williams movie and just be sad. 

Then I remembered that there was a fantastic comedy show happening that night right around the corner from me at The Royale. So instead of sitting and being alone, I got dressed and walked over just to hang out with some other comedy folks. The always-too-nice-to-me showrunner Cara Tramontano gave me a guest set, so I got to get onstage and get some laughs. I also got to watch some of my favorite area comics do sets, we laughed and talked and it was fun. 

Then word came via social media that a small vigil was going to happen at 408 Clement Street, which is now a bar called Side Bar but was also the former home of the Holy City Zoo, the comedy club where Williams was known to sneak in and destroy audiences back in the 70’s. So a few of us went from Royale over to Clement St., and met up with some of his old comedy cohorts. We chatted, told our Robin Williams stories, tried to make each other laugh and talked about what a nice, sweet man he was. 

I didn’t know him personally, and only got to meet him briefly at Comedy Day in Golden Gate Park. In our brief exchange it was immediately clear he was a kind, sweet and sensitive man. He was also omnipresent in the lives of people around my age in movies and TV, but the stories that have been coming out from Bay Area comedy people in the last 24 hours have all had a lot to say about what a generous and kind man he was, especially to younger comics. He will be very missed. 

And I will still be spending some time watching some specials and movies. But it was nice to get out and be with other people after hearing the news. 


(via mattgubser)

miseryindexsf:

MISERY INDEXMonday, September 8th @ 9:00pmThe Rite Spot (2099 Folsom @ 17th)3 blocks from 16th & Mission BARTNO COVER!www.miseryindexcomedy.com
Let’s face it. Things aren’t going great: a bad economy, a horrible job market, never ending wars, exorbitant rent prices, dysfunctional relationships, mental illness, addiction, poverty, corruption, STDs, Rihanna. While there isn’t a cure for all of life’s problems, there is a tonic… MISERY INDEX is a free, monthly show that brings together some of the most pessimistic, neurotic & dysfunctional individuals on the face of the planet: stand-up comedians. Take the edge off with cheap drinks and free laughs as these choleric comics direct their disdain towards all of society’s growing ills.
September’s lineup features maladjusted mirth makers: 
Kevin Munroe (Bridgetown Comedy Fest)Ronn Vigh (Last Comic Standing)Irene Tu (Cape Fear Comedy Fest)Matt Gubser (SF Sketchfest)Allison Mick (Vice Principals of Comedy)Griffin Daley (Melt the Mic)Hosted by Trevor Hill (Hand to Mouth)
The Rite Spot is a cozy Mission dive that features local bands, comedians and performers. A rare San Francisco luxury set in an unpretentious atmosphere featuring Italian-American food, a full bar and an excellent wine list. “Aside from a little low conversation and the occasional clink of a glass, people are there to listen, and what they’re listening to is top-notch.” -SF Weekly

miseryindexsf:

MISERY INDEX
Monday, September 8th @ 9:00pm
The Rite Spot (2099 Folsom @ 17th)
3 blocks from 16th & Mission BART
NO COVER!
www.miseryindexcomedy.com

Let’s face it. Things aren’t going great: a bad economy, a horrible job market, never ending wars, exorbitant rent prices, dysfunctional relationships, mental illness, addiction, poverty, corruption, STDs, Rihanna. While there isn’t a cure for all of life’s problems, there is a tonic… 

MISERY INDEX is a free, monthly show that brings together some of the most pessimistic, neurotic & dysfunctional individuals on the face of the planet: stand-up comedians. Take the edge off with cheap drinks and free laughs as these choleric comics direct their disdain towards all of society’s growing ills.

September’s lineup features maladjusted mirth makers: 

Kevin Munroe (Bridgetown Comedy Fest)
Ronn Vigh (Last Comic Standing)
Irene Tu (Cape Fear Comedy Fest)
Matt Gubser (SF Sketchfest)
Allison Mick (Vice Principals of Comedy)
Griffin Daley (Melt the Mic)
Hosted by Trevor Hill (Hand to Mouth)

The Rite Spot is a cozy Mission dive that features local bands, comedians and performers. A rare San Francisco luxury set in an unpretentious atmosphere featuring Italian-American food, a full bar and an excellent wine list. “Aside from a little low conversation and the occasional clink of a glass, people are there to listen, and what they’re listening to is top-notch.” -SF Weekly

usweekly:

#RIPRobinWilliams

Mourners visited sites from Robin Williams’ movies — laying flowers and memorabilia in his honor. 

huffpostcomedy:

Spoken like a true comedian.
splitsider:

"When someone passes away from a suicide — especially a performer beloved as he — people talk about the secret dark side that came out offscreen. I never saw that side of him. Every single moment spent with him, he was an utter explosion of joy and light; even when upset about something, he would seem to take glee from the hilarity of anger."
Trying to Know Robin Williams

splitsider:

"When someone passes away from a suicide — especially a performer beloved as he — people talk about the secret dark side that came out offscreen. I never saw that side of him. Every single moment spent with him, he was an utter explosion of joy and light; even when upset about something, he would seem to take glee from the hilarity of anger."

Trying to Know Robin Williams

natalieff:

:-(
laughingsquid:

Host Conan O’Brien Breaks the News of Robin Williams’ Death to the Studio Audience on ‘Conan’
I will miss you.

I will miss you.

(Source: acidsmooth, via courtingcomedy)