Show Review: Fucking Funny (1/18/2013)

House shows are the best shows. Every time the elegant edifice of modern comedy is torn from it’s standard, swarmy platforms — bars, clubs, theaters — and moved to naturalistic, “acoustic” settings, the best of the medium infuses with the luxury of living [rooms]. They are a temporal hybrid of contemporary DIY, boundless work ethic and the risque bawdiness of party record listening parties circa 1970s. These culture clusters’ significance are inasmuch undetermined and largely undocumented. Underground, tantalizing, scandalous, pivotal: parlors of the BYOBrood, with low expectations and high anticipation, are the gunpowder for unbelievably special moments within uncanny circumstance.

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1/15. Ladies Love the Punch Line @ San Francisco Punch Line. 444 Battery St. SF. 8pm. $7-$15. 8PM. Featuring Lydia Popovich (headliner), Alison Stevenson, Stefani Silverman, Kelly Anneken, Karinda Dobbins, Caitlin Gill and hosted by Amy Miller. Tickets Available: Here. GOLDSTAR: Here.

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Our hilarious all-female stand-up comedy showcase takes the stage at the Punch Line in San Francisco on Tuesday Janurary 15 at 8:00 pm. Ladies Love features a carefully curated lineup of female comics who deliver innovative humor in a distinct female voice.

Experience cleverly crafted…

Courting Comedy: The Show #2 (11/3/2012) @ Dirty Trix by Andrew Moore. 

11/25. FUNNY SHITS @ Rite Spot Cafe. 2099 Folsom St. SF. 8PM. Free. Featuring Stefani Silverman, George Chen, Sergio Barajas, Juan Medina, Cameron Vannini, DJ REAL, Alison Stevenson, Mary Van Note and Casey Ley. 

11/25. FUNNY SHITS @ Rite Spot Cafe. 2099 Folsom St. SF. 8PM. Free. Featuring Stefani Silverman, George Chen, Sergio Barajas, Juan Medina, Cameron Vannini, DJ REAL, Alison Stevenson, Mary Van Note and Casey Ley. 

Courting Comedy: The Show (Trailer). Shot and Edited by Andrew Moore. 

11/9. Karinda Dobbins headlines Bitchslap! Comedy @ Exit Cafe. 156 Eddy St. SF. 8:30pm. $10. Featuring Eloisa Bravo, Kimberly Rose Wendt, Leslie Small, Melanie O’Brien, Alison Stevenson and Mary-Alice McNab. Tickets Available: Here. 

11/9. Karinda Dobbins headlines Bitchslap! Comedy @ Exit Cafe. 156 Eddy St. SF. 8:30pm. $10. Featuring Eloisa Bravo, Kimberly Rose Wendt, Leslie Small, Melanie O’Brien, Alison Stevenson and Mary-Alice McNab. Tickets Available: Here

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11/3. Courting Comedy: The Show @ Dirty Trix. 408 Clement St. SF. 9PM. Free. Featuring Joe Tobin, Chris Burns, Jesse McGrath, Nicole Calasich, Charlie Ballard and Alison Stevenson. Hosted by OJ Patterson. 

Sylvan Productions presents another night of great comedy at the historic Dirty Trix Saloon. Get Yucked Up and the Friend Zone is taking a break and handing the reins to OJ Patterson, comedian/blogger/enthusiast, and he is bringing his brand of showcase featuring


Joe Tobin (Grinning jokesmith, East Coast sly, SF Punch Line)

Chris Burns (Sophisticated, singsong, sweetly sarcastic, Showtime’s Shameless)

Jesse McGrath (Bewildered, fetching, hilarious, PorkSausage Productions)
Nicole Calasich (Silly, feisty, fierce, bold and bubbly.)
and special guests
Charlie Ballard (Proud satirist, touted visionary, Hella Gay Comedy Show)
Alison Stevenson (Lauded, natural smart-aleck.) 
After each comedian a brief tongue and cheek, “post-game” interview occurs, giving the night a sense of depth and unpredictability. It shall be a very fun time.
[Dance Party To Follow!]

11/3. Courting Comedy: The Show @ Dirty Trix. 408 Clement St. SF. 9PM. Free. Featuring Joe Tobin, Chris Burns, Jesse McGrath, Nicole Calasich, Charlie Ballard and Alison Stevenson. Hosted by OJ Patterson. 

Sylvan Productions presents another night of great comedy at the historic Dirty Trix Saloon. Get Yucked Up and the Friend Zone is taking a break and handing the reins to OJ Patterson, comedian/blogger/enthusiast, and he is bringing his brand of showcase featuring



Joe Tobin (Grinning jokesmith, East Coast sly, SF Punch Line)


Chris Burns (Sophisticated, singsong, sweetly sarcastic, Showtime’s Shameless)


Jesse McGrath (Bewildered, fetching, hilarious, PorkSausage Productions)

Nicole Calasich (Silly, feisty, fierce, bold and bubbly.)

and special guests

Charlie Ballard (Proud satirist, touted visionary, Hella Gay Comedy Show)

Alison Stevenson (Lauded, natural smart-aleck.) 

After each comedian a brief tongue and cheek, “post-game” interview occurs, giving the night a sense of depth and unpredictability. It shall be a very fun time.

[Dance Party To Follow!]

Next Show: Nov 13!

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Start getting pumped by remembering some  of your favorite lady comics of shows gone by….

Flicks from our September 11 show (Never Forget…Women Are Funny!) 

Queenie TT

Nicole Calasich

Alison Stevenson

Isa Hopkins 

Amy Miller 

Gina Ritter 

Clare O’Kane 

Tourettes Without Regrets Dirty Haiku Battle: Abdul Kenyatta vs. Alison Stevenson II

9/29. Live at Hyde w/ David Studebaker @ 222 Hyde. $5 ($3 w/ SF State or UC Berkeley ID). 7PM. Featuring Andrew Holmgren, Johan Miranda, Alison Stevenson, and Ryan Papazian. Hosted by Lyall Behrens. 

9/29. Live at Hyde w/ David Studebaker @ 222 Hyde. $5 ($3 w/ SF State or UC Berkeley ID). 7PM. Featuring Andrew Holmgren, Johan Miranda, Alison Stevenson, and Ryan Papazian. Hosted by Lyall Behrens.