Interview: Bryant Hicks

Courting Comedy is proud to present its first interview; our subject is Bay Area comedian, Bryant Hicks. Hicks is a figurehead of the Be Funny 365 comedy collective based out of Oakland’s New Parish and an associate of Jabari Davis and Associates. He will be headlining this upcoming Friday (3/25. 10 PM. 18+) at the Historic Purple Onion (140 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA). Tickets are available: here.

Courting Comedy: Who came up with the name Be Funny 365?

Bryant Hicks: Be Funny was a name that Chris [Riggins] came up with. 365, that was from me and my crew being called 365 and about getting fucked up all year round. We took now to being funny all year round.

CC: You’re originally from San Diego right?

BH: I’m from all over. I was born in Sacramento… then we moved to Virginia…then we moved to England, then San Diego, then Oregon (Beaverton), then back to San Diego.

CC: What did all that moving do to you culturally?

BH: I think, where I’m at right now, it’s definitely helped me become who I am because I had to go into places and get people to like me from the giddy-up… There was one point I moved every year for three years.

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Tuesday Comedy News: 2/22/2011

BE FUNNY open mic @ The New Parish. 579 18th St. Oakland, CA. Sign Ups @ 7 PM. Show @ 8 PM. Organized by. Bryant Hicks. Hosted by. Christopher Riggins.

For the People Comedy Tour @ The Punchline. 444 Battery St. $15. 8PM. Featuring Featuring Frankie Quinones, Cory Loykasek, Bradley Lum, Janine Brito, Marcella Arguello, Jabari Davis, plus special guests!!!

Harvey’s Funny Tuesday. 500 Castro St. 9 PM. One Drink Minimum. 

Rockit Room Open Mic. 406 Clement St. SF. 7:30-10 PM. Free 99. (Pencils!)

SYLVAN OPEN IMPROV. 7:30 PM. Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission St. SF. Free.99 (Always a surprise, like a puppy in at work. It’s impossible to not have fun with these guys.)

Blue Room @ Club 93 (on 9th St.). 10-12 P.M. 21+. SF. Hosted by David Hawkins. (Big comic hang out. Late, late nights).

Layover Comedy. 1517 Franklin. Oakland. 8:30. 21+. No Cover. Hosted by Mike Spiegelman. Featuring Sean Keane, John Hoogasian, Chris Thayer, Dayrus Monday, Kelly Anneken, and Miles K. . (This show reeks of professionalism)

Favorite Things of Last Night: New Parish Showcase 1/30/2011

Favorite Things of Last Night: New Parish Showcase 1/30/2011

Tonight: Be Funny Showcase @ The New Parish. 579 18th St. Oakland. $10. Doors: 7:30 pm. Show: 8:00 pm. Featuring Chris Riggins, Bryant Hicks, Becky Wolf, Dash Kwiatkowski, Josef Anolin, Amy Miller, Bobby Guap and more.

[Really fun room, really hot line-up, and really cool idea. They’re taking the best comedians of the Be Funny nights on Tuesday (considered the premier open mic in the Bay), with DJ Abel Dee spinning dope hip-hop in between acts, and putting it on a Sunday night. Pretty novel East Bay experience if you ask me. Remember, Be Funny 365-6]

Tonight: Be Funny Showcase @ The New Parish. 579 18th St. Oakland. $10. Doors: 7:30 pm. Show: 8:00 pm. Featuring Chris Riggins, Bryant Hicks, Becky Wolf, Dash Kwiatkowski, Josef Anolin, Amy Miller, Bobby Guap and more.

[Really fun room, really hot line-up, and really cool idea. They’re taking the best comedians of the Be Funny nights on Tuesday (considered the premier open mic in the Bay), with DJ Abel Dee spinning dope hip-hop in between acts, and putting it on a Sunday night. Pretty novel East Bay experience if you ask me. Remember, Be Funny 365-6]

Today’s Edge of Insanity w/ Paul Brumbaugh and Chris Duncan will cover the great new room in the East Bay: Be Funny @ The New Parish

Today’s Edge of Insanity w/ Paul Brumbaugh and Chris Duncan will cover the great new room in the East Bay: Be Funny @ The New Parish