Podcast: Sorry About Your Dad w/ Amy Miller. Episode 7 featuring Artist Ryan Alexander-Turner. Download Link: Here. iTunes: Here. Official Link: Here.

I interview comic artist and old friend Ryan Alexander-Tanner about his real dad and a variety of surrogate dads, including Dave of Dave’s Killer Bread and Bill Ayers, former Weather Underground member and activist. Find out what a dad crush is how to know if you have one!

superseriousshow:

Jesse Elias // The Super Serious Show, February 2014
*Photo by Callie Biggerstaff

superseriousshow:

Jesse Elias // The Super Serious Show, February 2014

*Photo by Callie Biggerstaff

mattgubser:

The Rundown Wednesday April 2 2014

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

News

Three new shows tonight: Marga Gomez launches a new weekly show in the Mission. 
DNA starts a new weekly show in Santa Cruz. 
Dash Kwiatkowski starts a new open mic in the Mission.

Shows

San Francisco 

Aziz Ansari (WATCH CLIP) @ Davies Symphony Hall 401 Van Ness Ave (Hayes Valley) 7:00 $38-$48
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New Talent Showcase @ The Purple Onion at Kell’s 530 Jackson St (North Beach) 7:00 $5
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Royale with Cheese Headliner Natasha Muse (WATCH CLIP) @ The Royale 800 Post (Tendernob) 8:00 FREE!
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The Business: The April Fools II Edition @ The Dark Room 2263 Mission St (Mission) 8:00 $7.00
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NEW! Marga Gomez’s Comedy Limbo Co-headliners Paco Romane (WATCH CLIP) & Headliner Dhaya Lakshminarayanan (WATCH CLIP) @ Limbo Bar 3079 16th St (Mission) 8:00 FREE!
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Cellar Dwellers @ The Purple Onion at Kell’s 530 Jackson St (North Beach) 8:15 $5
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Hella Hustle Showcase @ Brainwash Café 1122 Folsom (SoMa) 8:30 FREE!
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Showtime @ Showdown Headliner Shanti Charan (WATCH CLIP) @ Showdown 10 6th St (SoMa) 9:00 FREE
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The Later Show @ The Purple Onion at Kell’s 530 Jackson St (North Beach) 10:00 $5
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Will Durst (WATCH CLIP) @ The Punchline 444 Battery (Financial) 8:00 $16 (2 item min)

East Bay 

Mires Likes Fires Presents Headliner Chris Riggins (WATCH CLIP) @ Clayton Valley Bowl 5300 Clayton Road Concord 8:00 FREE!
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Colors of Comedy Presents Hilarious Wednesdays @ E One Entertainment 200 Hegenberger Rd Oakland 8:00 $5 cover (2 item min)
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Humpday Comedy @ Penelope Bar & Lounge 1120 Clay St Oakland 8:00 FREE!
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Wednesday Night Comedy Headliner Greg Asdourian (WATCH CLIP) @ Masses 2721 North Main Street Walnut Creek 9:00 FREE
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Gary Anderson & Friends @ Tommy T’s 5104 Hopyard Rd Pleasanton 7:30 $10 (2 item min)

Peninsula

Boomer Humor Series Headliner Dan St Paul (WATCH CLIP) Angelica’s Bistro 863 Main Street Redwood City 8:00 $10 online/$15 door ($10 min) 
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Above the Underground @ Underground Pub 2650 Broadway St Redwood City 9:30 FREE!

South Bay

Harley-Davidson San Jose Presents Branded Funny Comedy @ Headliner Donald Lacy (WATCH CLIP) Agave 2270 Monterey Hwy, San Jose 7:00 $10 door (2 item min)
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Station 55 Headliner Justin Harrison (WATCH CLIP) @ 55 5th St Gilroy 8:00 FREE!
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NEW! Comedy Cooperative @ The Art Bar & Café at The Tannery 1060 River St #112 Santa Cruz 8:30 FREE!
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American Me Comedy Headliner Dave Nunez (WATCH CLIP) @ San Jose Improv 62 South 2nd St 8:00 $12 (2 item min)
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New Talent Comedy Competition Preliminary Round @ Rooster T Feathers 157 W. El Camino Real Sunnyvale 8:00 $10 (2 item min)

Open Mics

San Francisco

Hump Night Open Mic @ SF Eagle 398 12th St (SoMa) 5:30 sign-up/6:00-8:00
Rick Fletcher
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The Honey Hive Wide Open Mic @ The Honey Hive Gallery 4117 Judah St (Outer Sunset) 6:00 sign-up/7:00 (possibly $5 charge)
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Hella Hustle Open Mic @ Brainwash Café 1122 Folsom (SoMa) 6:30 sign-up/7:00-8:30 15 spots
Anthony Medina
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NEW! Pizza Mic @ Pizza Joint 2943 Mission St (Mission) 8:00 sign-up 9:00-2:00 5+ minutes
Dash Kwiatkowski

East Bay

Comedy at Kip’s Open Mic @ 2439 Durant St Berkeley 7:30/8:00 
Jacob Rubin & Rich Dreyling
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Humpday Comedy Open Mic @ Penelope Bar & Lounge 1120 Clay St Oakland 7:00 sign-up/8:45ish start (after showcase) Three minutes
Juan Johnny Kobra Navarro
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Peninsula
Above the Underground @Underground Pub 2650 Broadway St Redwood City 10:30/11:00
Paul Brumbaugh & Chunk Bonfiglio
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South Bay 
Miss Julia’s Open Mic (mixed/clean) @ Studio Sharise 552 S Bascom Ave San Jose 6:00 sign-up/6:30-8:00
Sylvia Vo
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Fatale Comedy Open Mic @ The Blackbird Tavern 200 S 1st St San Jose 8:00
Pete Munoz
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Comedy Night @ The Mediterranean 265 Center Ave Aptos 8:00 
George Kane
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Comedy Caravan @ Caravan Lounge 98 S Almaden Ave San Jose 9:00
Ato Diaba Walker
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Studio 222 Presents Open Mic Night (mixed) @ Longhouse Restaurant @ 8195 Monterey St Gilroy 9:30/10:30
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North Bay
The Beatdown Open Mic@ Spancky’s 8201 Old Redwood Hwy Cotati 8:30 sign-up/9:30
El Marco Antonio Alvarez
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Upcoming 

4/3 Aziz Ansari @ Davies Symphony Hall San Francisco
4/12 Bill Cosby Paramount Theatre Oakland
4/20 Sitcom Workshop
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.

[Sometimes I write things for other websites. These are the shows you should see this month. I feel incredibly inadequate as a comedy curator—regular life problems—but I need to push out my brand of pretentious knowhow.]

punchlinesf:

Will Durst is here tomorrow thru Sat this week! Call 415-397-7573 for tickets! #sanfrancisco #sf #415

punchlinesf:

Will Durst is here tomorrow thru Sat this week! Call 415-397-7573 for tickets! #sanfrancisco #sf #415

WOAH. I was looking up “Courting Comedy” in Google—because sometimes I’m incredible vain—AND FOUND THIS! I don’t know if this is the work of one of the Bay Area comedy scene’s secret organizations or if somebody is trolling me. There isn’t a lot of information, nor do I know whom is the target of this cryptic message, but I’ll continue to look for the culprit. SO Weird…!

(via courtingcomedynoir)

Charlie Ballard, gay sex talk with Maria, Andrew Roberts and a Banana on Under the Golden Gate LIVE!

mattgubser:

The Rundown Tuesday April 1 2014

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

Shows

San Francisco 

Aziz Ansari (WATCH CLIP) @ Davies Symphony Hall 401 Van Ness Ave (Hayes Valley) 7:00 $38-$48
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It’s Just Two Minutes Defending Champion Caitlin Gill @ Milk 1840 Haight (Haight) 8:00 FREE!
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Brainwash Comedy Open Mic 15th Anniversary @ Brainwash Café 1122 Folsom St (SoMa) 8:00 $5 suggested donation
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Live Comedy Showcase at Silver Cloud Headliner Dash Kwiatkowski (WATCH CLIP) @ 1994 Lombard St (Marina) 8:00 FREE!
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Harvey’s Funny Tuesdays @ 500 Castro (Castro) 9:00 FREE! (1 item min)
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Joe Sib (WATCH CLIP) @ Punchline 444 Battery St (Financial) 8:00 $15 (2 item min)

East Bay 

Funny Fools Showcase Headliner Shanti Charan (WATCH CLIP) @ Stork Club 2330 Telegraph Ave Oakland 8:00 FREE!
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Layover Comedy Night @ 1517 Franklin, Oakland (Downtown) 8:30pm FREE!

South Bay

Harley-Davidson San Jose Presents Branded Funny Comedy @ Headliner Brendan Lynch (TWITTER) Agave 2270 Monterey Hwy, San Jose 7:00 $10 d00r (2 item min)

North Bay

Laughing Tomato Comedy Night Headliner Mean Dave (WATCH CLIP) @ Sally Tomatoes 1100 Valley House Dr Rohnert Park 8:30 FREE!
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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
Rajeev Dhar
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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
Bryce Benson

East Bay

April Fools Comedy Open Mic (Public Access Taping) @ Berkeley Community Media 2239 MLK Jr Blvd Berkeley 7:00-9:00
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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 sign-up/9:00 $5 (charge is credited towards food or drink purchase)
DJ Styles
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April Fools Showcase (mixed) @ Sweetfingers 464 14th St San Leandro 9:00 sign-up/10:00 $5 before 10:00/$10 after Free for performing comedians
Igor Beatz
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Tommy T’s Open Mic @ 5104 Hopyard Rd Pleasanton 6:00/7:00 $5 Fee to perform. Four minutes. Winner gets $20

South Bay

Mosaic Word! Open Mic (mixed) @ Café Pomegranate 221 E San Fernando St San Jose 6:00-8:00
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Poor House Bistro Open Mic (mixed) @ 91 South Autumn Street San Jose 6:00-9:00
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Fools of the Bay @ South First Billiards 420 1st St San Jose 7:30 sign-up/8:00 start
Amy Shank
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Comedy Night at The Red @ 200 Locust St Santa Cruz 7:30/8:00 Free
Ben Switzer
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Caffé Frascati Open Mic (mixed) @ 315 S 1st St San Jose 8:00-11:00
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Sparta Sports Bar @ 81 E San Fernando St San Jose 9:00
Pete Munoz
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Upcoming 

4/2-4/3 Aziz Ansari @ Davies Symphony Hall San Francisco
4/12 Bill Cosby Paramount Theatre Oakland
4/20 Sitcom Workshop
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.

RSS: Random Street Stories (Episode 003) by AbstrktVolcano (aka William Head) featuring Josh Argyle, Brandon Stokes and Chris Duncan

RSS: Random Street Stories is a collaborative documentary film series by William Head, which combines the story-telling talents and personalities of the San Francisco comedy scene with featured musicians and djs from around the world. Filmed & edited by William Head for AbstrktVolcanoFilm.

More info at abstrktvolcano.com

Episode 003 

3.10 - 3.14.14 / Haight St., Folsom St.

Comedian Brandon Stokes describes his days as a wayward youth. Comedian Josh Argyle relives his worst day in the custodial arts. Comedian Chris Duncan recounts a particularly interesting experience as a Lyft driver.

Music by Soto the Zen Master

Selected Tracks (in order): Can’t Be Alone / A Cup of Tea / Def Center / I Remember Clifford

soundcloud.com/soto-the-zenmaster

©AbstrktVolcano2014

Native. 

(Source: facebook.com, via donrickles)