Wednesday Comedy News: 2/23/2011

Mean Dave’s Mean Aloha Open Mic. 5 Masonic Ave. SF. Sign Ups: 9 PM. Show: 10 PM.

Stud Open Mic. 9th & Harrison St. 9 PM. Free. contact: studcomedy @ yahoo dot com for bookings (This show fills up with comedians very fast).

Ladies Night at the Brainwash. Hosted by Kristee Ono. Sign Ups: 7:30. Show: 8ish. (Always a good time. Female friendly. Girlfriend friendly?) 

Business @ Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission Street. $5. 8 PM. 

Special guests abound tonight at The Biz! From Philadelphia, we’ve got Conrad Roth, AKA, The Comic of Brotherly Love. From Portland, we’ve got Philip Schallberger, AKA, The Comic of Many Bridges and Bicycles. And we’ve got Cat Nip, who won a Best of the Bay award for best karaoke singing cats in silly outfits. If that weren’t enough we’ve got Chris Garcia, Sean Keane, and a bunch of amazing videos, plus direct proximity to Cancun Taqueria. 

Not to be missed, San Francisco! Not. To. Be. Missed.

Five-dollar show, 8 PM, BYO-Quesadilla suiza.

Comedy @ The Purple Onion. 140 Columbus Ave. SF. Two Shows: 7:00 and 9:00 PM. $7-$10 (See below). Featuring Jacob Rubin, Rich Dreyling, Liz Stone, Ivan Hernandez, and more (See below). Hosted by. Jason Mack. [photo by. Red Scott]

Come out to an awesome showcase at the Purple Onion. Run and promoted by the comedians themselves! Which is a nice way of saying Jason Mack got lazy this time and didn’t want to be bothered with serious promotional work.

And it’s actually two awesome showcases. Deal with it.



TJ Kelsall

Jeff McBride

Jacob Rubin

Zach Garner (Critics have said, “I thought he would be taller in person.”)

Jason Mack

Ivan Hernandez (Nerds Comedy Tour)

Hosted by Ryan Cronin (Nightlife on Mars and

With headliner, Rachel McDowell (Winner of 2009 Castagnola’s Walk the Plank Competition and 2010 Bunjo’s Killer Laughs Competition)



Jason Stowe (San Jose Improv)

Liz Stone (Regular at The Purple Onion)

Paul Green (San Jose Improv)

Rich Dreyling (Awesome social commentator and generally brilliant fool.

Layla Baird (She’s from San Jose)

Sammy K Obeid (Top 3 SF International Comedy Competition)

Hosted by Jason Mack

With headliner Sal Calanni (NBC; Sal and Angelo podcast;


Price: $7 in advance, $10 at the door. Get your tickets early here:

PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY TO ENSURE PARKING AND SEATING. There are two parking garages a few feet away, but take note of when they close. Montgomery St. BART is ~12 minute walk, and there is (sometimes hard to find) street parking.

KO Comedy @ Tommy T’s. 5104 Hopyard Rd. Pleasanton. Featuring Justin Harrison, Chase Perdue, Sammy O’Beid, Kabeezy. Headliner: Greg Asdourian. [Off to the races in the East Bay]