Today, Courting Comedy celebrates its 1st birthday. The blog was initiated by two journal posts, two event promos, and a picture of Ivan Hernandez. Since then, there have been 2,418 posts about the San Francisco Bay Area comedy scene. I just wanted a place to post the stories/anecdotes that I would post on Facebook for my friends. The concept has expanded considerably since then. While the site isn’t as perfect as I’d like, its been an honor to show the world my favorite parts of the SF comedy community. I’d like to acknowledge a few people that help generate the Courting Comedy content: Nick “DJ Real” Stargu (providing music, and a few albums for review), Juan “the Comedian” Medina (providing a second pair of eyes and ears), Mike Spiegelman (providing feedback), Lydia Popovich (providing awesomeness), and Nina G (providing support and knowledge). Much respect to Imran G, Shawn Robbins, Dave DeLuca, Shannon Casey, Brian King, Dan Dion, Ameen Belbahri, Emi, Amber Gregory, Guy Avoth, Raun Harris, Red Scott, and Takeo Hope for capturing beauty behind the lens. Thank you to Monica Ekabutr, Anita Drieseberg, iLs Goldbarg, Leslie Winchester, Jesse Elias, and Aram Fresh for great art. A special nod to Emily Heller for inspiring the blog’s creation (her “Sex Talk With Kaseem” was intergal). Thanks to anybody who has spread the word. Thanks to everybody featured in the last year. The love is still there, comedy is still fleeting, and the stories keep happening every day.
-Thank you for Reading
Photo by. Imran G