Hey Bay Area, in case you wanted to be in the mix, the famously hilarious Barbara Gray and Dave Ross will be in town later this week. I love them both, and if you’re reading this blog, you’ll probably love them too. Okay, byeeeeee!
davetotheross:

I’m doing a west coast tour! With my good friend Barbara Gray. I can’t wait. I’ve never done stand-up in most of these places, and I’ve never even BEEN to some. Canada?! Uh uh uh whaaaaat?!
I can’t wait.
More info and tour dates and such at himandhertour.tumblr.com!

Hey Bay Area, in case you wanted to be in the mix, the famously hilarious Barbara Gray and Dave Ross will be in town later this week. I love them both, and if you’re reading this blog, you’ll probably love them too. Okay, byeeeeee!

davetotheross:

I’m doing a west coast tour! With my good friend Barbara Gray. I can’t wait. I’ve never done stand-up in most of these places, and I’ve never even BEEN to some. Canada?! Uh uh uh whaaaaat?!

I can’t wait.

More info and tour dates and such at himandhertour.tumblr.com!

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Podcast: Lady to Lady. EP. 82 “Fart Cycle” ft. Marcella Arguello (Native) and Doug Mellard. Hosted by Barbara Gray, Brandie Posey and Tess Barker. Download Link: Here. iTunes: Here. Official Link: Here. Presented by MaximumFun

Marcella Arguello (@marcellacomedy) joins the ladies to discuss Johnny Depp, dick shadows, tattoos, men who wear make up, the whitest things and more! Then, Doug Mellard (@DougMellard) talks about his near death experiences, holy shit. Produced by David Janove, theme song by Zach Ames.

Courting Sketchfest: “Guys Like Mystery” by Barbara Gray. Recorded at Stage Works in SF. 

Podcast: Lady to Lady EP. 67 “Benny Cumby” ft. Alison Stevenson and Matt Mira. Hosted by Barbara Gray, Brandie Posey and Tess Barker. Download Link: Here. iTunes: Here. Official Link: Here. Presented by MaximumFun

Alison Stevenson (@JustAboutGlad) joins the ladies to discuss Check E Cheese, sleepovers, muchies, prank calls, Tiger Beat and more! Then, the ladies are joined by Matt Mira (@MattMira) who answers some Lady Problems. Produced by David Janove, theme song by Zach Ames.

2/7. Hand to Mouth Comedy w/ Trevor Hill @ Lost Weekend Video. 1034 Valencia St. SF. 8pm. $15. Featuring Tommy Dassalo, Rob Schultz, Nina Manni, Barbara Gray, Matt Ingebretson, and Scott Vermeire. 
handtomouthcomedy:

Trevor Hill presents Hand to Mouth: a monthly, topic-based comedy show where each edition explores a specific social, cultural or political issue. One show, one topic.
February’s Topic: Obsession!
On Friday 2/7, Matt Ingebretson, Nina Manni, Barbara Gray, Rob Schultz, Tommy Dassalo and Scott Vermeire will join Trevor in exploring obsessions, addictions, compulsions, one track minds, hang-ups, fascinations, fixations and fandom.
In teaming with SF Sketchfest, Hand to Mouth will not be taking place at its usual venue on 2/7, but will be held at Lost Weekend Video for a special 10:00pm show.
Hand to Mouth: ObsessionSF Sketchfest EditionFriday, February 7th @ 10:00PMLost Weekend Video (1034 Valencia)Cover: $15
www.handtomouthcomedy.comwww.sfsketchfest.com/x/performers/hand-to-mouth
BUY TICKETS HERE
Facebook: facebook.com/handtomouthcomedy

2/7. Hand to Mouth Comedy w/ Trevor Hill @ Lost Weekend Video. 1034 Valencia St. SF. 8pm. $15. Featuring Tommy Dassalo, Rob Schultz, Nina Manni, Barbara Gray, Matt Ingebretson, and Scott Vermeire. 

handtomouthcomedy:

Trevor Hill presents Hand to Mouth: a monthly, topic-based comedy show where each edition explores a specific social, cultural or political issue. One show, one topic.

February’s Topic: Obsession!

On Friday 2/7, Matt IngebretsonNina ManniBarbara GrayRob SchultzTommy Dassalo and Scott Vermeire will join Trevor in exploring obsessions, addictions, compulsions, one track minds, hang-ups, fascinations, fixations and fandom.

In teaming with SF SketchfestHand to Mouth will not be taking place at its usual venue on 2/7, but will be held at Lost Weekend Video for a special 10:00pm show.

Hand to Mouth: Obsession
SF Sketchfest Edition
Friday, February 7th @ 10:00PM
Lost Weekend Video (1034 Valencia)
Cover: $15

www.handtomouthcomedy.com
www.sfsketchfest.com/x/performers/hand-to-mouth

BUY TICKETS HERE

Facebook: facebook.com/handtomouthcomedy

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Podcast: Lady to Lady Episode 57. “She’s a Moneyball” featuring Emily Heller. Hosted by Barbara Gray, Brandie Posey and Tess Barker. Download Link: Here. iTunes: Here. Official Link: Here. Presented by MaximumFun

 Emily Heller (@MrEmilyHeller) joins the ladies to discuss New Year’s resolutions, self help apps, Facebook, sandwiches, jumanji, stoner food and more! Produced by David Janove, theme song by Zach Ames

[Exclamation! Lady 2 Lady has nestled under the wing of Maximum Fun (brainchild of SF Wonder Boy Jesse Thorn), raising their already high profile as go-to podcasters in the CC Offices (i.e. my apartment). I’d like to think and thank the comedy gods for making this debut so perfect; for a LA-based show this episode exudes Bay relevancy. You know what, fuck it, time to gush. Lady to Lady, in its excitable babble and unapologetic goof, is coming ro SFSketchfest (that’s right fucker of mothers*!) The Fest begins in 21 Days, bringing in an overdose of talent, including L2L (Live!) @ The Dark Room Theater on February 9th (last day of camp).

*note “fucker of mothers” was stolen from Johan Miranda]

Sketch Saturday: “Time of Death” by Women. Featuring Jake Weisman, Allen Strickland Williams and Barbara Gray.

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Courting Comedy Spotify Playlist: (10/18/2013)

SPOTIFY!: I’m currently using you to listening to Art Tatum gently underneath a podcast — I’m a fan of the product. I’m always late with these things but they’re good at recapping the week that was. SO, here is a write up of all the great comedy on Spotify for the week of (10/11–10/18/2013):

1. "I Want Them All" by Doctor Striker. Storking Comedy is my very own blackbox, cardboard-and-duct-tape, imagination-station club house. It’s loose, frivolous decadence allows me to bring some of my favorite talents into a homey, risk-free space. One such favorite is Doctor Striker, an enigma I met at the Brainwash Cafe in San Francisco. He’s more “cheekily humorous” than outright “comical”, nevertheless, a powerful performer with utmost conviction. 

2. "Soda Pop Heartbreak" by Alex Koll. If I can be half as versatile and malleable as Alex Koll, I will be a happy man. Koll is back in town from New York, his new habitat, and I got to see some of his new wares at the San Francisco Punch Line (SO GOOD!). In fact, you can catch him tonight/tomorrow at the San Francisco Punch Line and this weekend at the Sacramento Punch Line (with Moshe Kasher).

3. "Barbara Gray" by Holy Fuck. Live Comedy. Holy Fuck gets alotta love on Courting Comedy as the only available compilation of the maelstrom of new talent in the Los Angeles area. One such talent is perennial favorite, Barbara Gray, who was in town a while back hitting up the various community lynchpins (jokes jokes jokes!). I love her punmanship and sarcastic effervesce.

4. "Bad Boy of Comedy" by Tom Rhodes. Tom is a paramount player. So smooth, so brash, so professional. He’s as impressive on stage for 15 minutes to close out the SF Comedy Showcase as he is for an hour at any club in the country. If you’re not entranced by that lapping, swirling cadence, you might need to see a doctor.

5. "San Francisco, Kids vs. Cats, My Folks" by Janine Brito. Janine Brito, a bright and shining star, has been crushing it on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, be it a “Tracy Morgan off” with Tracy Morgan, dancing her ass off, or reappropriating Columbus Day. I win nothing by saying what many have said before me, but she’s an absolute marvel.

6. "Black Section of San Francisco" by W. Kamau Bell. Speaking of Totally Biased, check out this track by the Jedi master himself. It’s a great relief to hear evidence of a critical and searching talent, find his voice over time. This is during his pre W. Kamau Bell Curve experience, marking a more “clubby”, “mainstream” jokester en route to a unique brand of social commentary.

7. "Moustache" by DJ REAL. Distracted, keeping time for Storking Comedy, I feel a peculiar friction on my shoulder: It’s DJ Real, nuzzling me with his mustache. Real is one of my greatest friends and inspirations, so working with him was an absolute dream. Check out his entire discography on Spotify to hear one of the most underrated musical comedy acts in the country


"One of the only black guys in my high school died of a heart attack in college. That’s how stressful it is to be a black in Salt Lake City."

– Barbara Gray @ Stork Club/Storking Comedy [Paraphrase. Full Set Here @ 44:15]

"One of the only black guys in my high school died of a heart attack in college. That’s how stressful it is to be a black in Salt Lake City."

Barbara Gray @ Stork Club/Storking Comedy [Paraphrase. Full Set Here @ 44:15]

10/11. Fresh Like Cadaver: Simon King Of The Witches @ Lost Weekend Video. SF. 8PM. $10. Featuring Barbara Gray, Erin Lampart, George Chen, OJ Patterson, Moore Devine, David Gborie, Daryus Monday and Andre Parker. Tickets Available: Here. 

FRESH LIKE CADAVER! is a monthly horror themed, LIVE movie riffing comedy show in the spirit of Mystery Science Theater 3000 held at The Cinecave “Micro-Theater” located in the basement of Lost Weekend Video in The Mission District of San Francisco every 2nd Friday…
We built this city…ON DEATH! The first Fresh Like Cadaver was October 26th, 2012 and blah, blah, blah one year later and we’re all still alive! (On the outside (-_-)++++) come celebrate with your favorite basement people in the mission! There will be anteaters for people to touch during the movie and there will also be a registered sex therapist for any couples that come to the show and need a little help getting the ‘ol love boat back on the ocean!

10/11. Fresh Like Cadaver: Simon King Of The Witches @ Lost Weekend Video. SF. 8PM. $10. Featuring Barbara Gray, Erin Lampart, George Chen, OJ Patterson, Moore Devine, David Gborie, Daryus Monday and Andre Parker. Tickets Available: Here

FRESH LIKE CADAVER! is a monthly horror themed, LIVE movie riffing comedy show in the spirit of Mystery Science Theater 3000 held at The Cinecave “Micro-Theater” located in the basement of Lost Weekend Video in The Mission District of San Francisco every 2nd Friday…

We built this city…ON DEATH! The first Fresh Like Cadaver was October 26th, 2012 and blah, blah, blah one year later and we’re all still alive! (On the outside (-_-)++++) come celebrate with your favorite basement people in the mission! There will be anteaters for people to touch during the movie and there will also be a registered sex therapist for any couples that come to the show and need a little help getting the ‘ol love boat back on the ocean!