Podcast: RIFF-erendum with Steven Pearl and Al Clethen. Episode: Marga Gomez. Download Link: Here. iTunes Link: Here. Official Link: Here

[Three of my favorite Bay Area folk heroes throw the verbal frisbee around in an episode of showbiz dads, intimidating gatekeepers, cabaret and more. Check it out]

Retro: July 1988 Punch Line Calendar.
[And a month later, I WAS BORN! (courtesy of @ninagcomedian)]

Retro: July 1988 Punch Line Calendar.

[And a month later, I WAS BORN! (courtesy of @ninagcomedian)]

Podcast: RIFF-erendum with Steven Pearl and Al Clethen. Episode: Will Durst. Download Link: Here. iTunes Link: Here. Official Link: Here

Will Durst is one of the most topical and funniest comics I’ve ever known. He’s known primarily as a political comic, but he can cover any subject and make it rib cracking funny. He’s also big city smart! I think an audiences’ I.Q. goes up 7 points after seeing one of his shows. Al and I got to talk to him backstage after one of his usual brilliant sets in San Francisco and here it is.

[A deeply personal, friendly conversation between three colleagues from the late 70s-early 80s Comedy Boom. There’s a great love story, a great transplant story, and some great road stories as well. Check it out.]

Podcast: RIFF-erendum with Steven Pearl and Al Clethen. Episode: Coree Spencer. Download Link: Here. iTunes Link: Here. Official Link: Here

Coree Spencer is one of the young lionesses of comedy and damn good at it. She’s also, among other things a film maker, radio personality, director and writer. She’s young, lovely, smart, funny as hell and has a sense of humor outside the box the way I like it! Al and I got to talk to Coree after her kickass set one night in San Francisco and here it is.

[Fun episode where the old school gabs with the relatively newer school]

Podcast: RIFF-erendum with Steven Pearl and Al Clethen. Episode: Robin Williams. Download Link: Here. iTunes Link: Here. Official Link: Here

baycomics:

Steven Pearl and Al Clethen “RIFF-erendum”

Interview with Robin Williams 

Robin Williams invited Al and me over to his house for a nice talk about his life and experiences


http://www.riff-erendum.com/robin-williams-interview/

[Topics Included: Parents, Mork and Mindy, 70’s Bay Comedy, The Metamorphosis of Business, The Last Days of Pryor, The Drive to Reinvent, Drugs, The East, The Beatles]

(Source: baycomics / Waitman)

Tonight: @AlClethen ‘s Comedy All-Stars @ Tommy T’s Showroom. 1000 Van Ness. SF. 730PM. $10. 

Tonight: @AlClethen ‘s Comedy All-Stars @ Tommy T’s Showroom. 1000 Van Ness. SF. 730PM. $10. 

Tonight: @AlClethen ‘s Comedy All-Stars @ Tommy T’s Showroom. 1000 Van Ness. SF. 730PM. $10. Featuring Steven Pearl, Dave DeLuca, Norman Hazzard, Juan Medina, James Gleason, Roland Mothershed, David Gborie and Nina G. 

Tonight: @AlClethen ‘s Comedy All-Stars @ Tommy T’s Showroom. 1000 Van Ness. SF. 730PM. $10. Featuring Steven Pearl, Dave DeLuca, Norman Hazzard, Juan Medina, James Gleason, Roland Mothershed, David Gborie and Nina G. 

Al Clethen by Shawn Robbins

Al Clethen by Shawn Robbins

Al Clethen by Shawn Robbins

Al Clethen by Shawn Robbins

Al Clethen @ Comedy Day circa 1982.

[I see this cat at Brainwash all the time. Funny fellow.]

Al Clethen @ Comedy Day circa 1982.

[I see this cat at Brainwash all the time. Funny fellow.]