Kamau bellows a rally cry from Mount SFWeekly to go see Jackie Kashian tomorrow. It’s a sentiment that has been echoed throughout the community. We have spoken. Go see Jackie. (Also Ali Wong and Lydia Popovich).

San Francisco Comedy Cellar Open Mic. 222 Hyde St. SF. 20 5-Minute Spots via Lottery. 6:30 PM Drawing. 7:00 PM Show. Full Bar + Pizza. Brought to you by Set Up, Punch.

San Francisco Comedy Cellar Open Mic. 222 Hyde St. SF. 20 5-Minute Spots via Lottery. 6:30 PM Drawing. 7:00 PM Show. Full Bar + Pizza. Brought to you by Set Up, Punch.

Big Al Gonzales and Mean Dave by. Larry Rivera

Big Al Gonzales and Mean Dave by. Larry Rivera

Upcoming Show: Queenie TT’s Comedy Gumbo @ The Purple Onion. 140 Columbus Ave. SF. 10 PM. $20. Featuring Chris Riggins, Bryant Hicks, Justin Harrison, Big Al Gonzales, Queenie TT and headliner Priya Prasad. Hosted by Tony Sparks. Tickets: Here.

[The best line up of impacting, crowd pleasing, and feel good comedians. Comfort food comedy for the soul.]




[The dinner promotional still is amazing. I can imagine a song like this in the background.]

Upcoming Show: Queenie TT’s Comedy Gumbo @ The Purple Onion. 140 Columbus Ave. SF. 10 PM. $20. Featuring Chris Riggins, Bryant Hicks, Justin Harrison, Big Al Gonzales, Queenie TT and headliner Priya Prasad. Hosted by Tony Sparks. Tickets: Here.

[The best line up of impacting, crowd pleasing, and feel good comedians. Comfort food comedy for the soul.]

[The dinner promotional still is amazing. I can imagine a song like this in the background.]

Tuesday Comedy News: 3/29/2011

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.

Big Al’s Big Ass Comedy Show @ The Punchline. 444 Battery St. SF. 8 PM. SOLD OUT. Featuring Ben Del Castillo, Mike Walz, Ben Kolina, and Robin Higgins. Hosted by Justin Harrison.

Rising Stars Showcase @ Our Little Theater. 287 Ellis St. SF. 8 PM. $5. Featuring Jesse Elias, Roman Leo, Clare O’Kane, Keith D’Souza, OJ Patterson, Mean Dave, and Rolly Moe. Hosted by. Andrew Roberts.

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

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.)

Layover Comedy. 1517 Franklin. Oakland. 8:30. 21+. No Cover. Hosted by Mike Spiegelman. Featuring Gina Ritter, Matt Gubser, Sean Keane, Drew Harmon, DJ Real, and Candy Churilla. (A beautiful day in Oakland.)

Tonight: Tuesday Open Mic @ Famous Johnny’s Pizza. 1212 El Camino Real. San Bruno, CA. 8-10 PM. Free. Fun. Hosted by Chris Springer.

Upcoming Shows: April 1st ~ Two Part Celebration/Benefit: Brainwash 12th Anniversary / Speech Therapy’s Hella Fools. Featuring Tony Sparks, Big Al Gonzales, Kristee Ono and a slew of Bay Area stand-outs. No Cover. All Love.

Upcoming Shows: April 1st ~ Two Part Celebration/Benefit: Brainwash 12th Anniversary / Speech Therapy’s Hella Fools. Featuring Tony Sparks, Big Al Gonzales, Kristee Ono and a slew of Bay Area stand-outs. No Cover. All Love.

Wednesday Comedy News: 3/23/2011

South Bay Open Mic @ Senzala. 250 East Java Drive. Sunnyvale. Sign-Ups: 9:15. Show: 9:30-12:30. Hosted by. Imran G. 

New Name!

 Blue Room @ The Stud. 9th & Harrison St. 9 PM. Free. Hosted by: David Hawkins and Kelly Anneken contact: studcomedy @ yahoo dot com for bookings (This show fills up with comedians very fast).

Ladies Night at the Brainwash. Hosted by Kristee Ono. Sign Ups: 7:30. Show: 8ish.(Always a good time. Female friendly. Girlfriend friendly?) 

Business @ Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission Street. $5. 8 PM. Featuring Sean Keane, Bucky Sinister, Chris Garcia, Apprentice- Chris Thayer and guest: Jesse Fernandez.

The Business keeps going strong, with Sean, Chris, Bucky, and interim Businessman Chris Thayer bringing the comedy thunder, and special guest Jesse Fernandez bringing his new short film. I don’t know the title of the new film, but I’m assuming it has to do with high school wrestling, living in Vacaville, and/or animation. Regardless, it qualifies as a Thing He Made. 

Jesse’s films have won countless awards over the years, much as The Business has won countless hearts of audience members over the years. We’ll continue to win - and break - hearts this Wednesday. 8 PM, five bucks, tacos are across the street.

Tonight: Big Al’s Big Ass Comedy Jam @ John Colins. 138 Minna. SF. 9 PM. $5. Featuring John Hoogasian, Chris Storin, Josef Anolin, Sammy Obeid, Justin Harrison and more. Hosted by. Big Al Gonzales.  [Good showcase with more than capable performers, for the people who need a Wednesday activity now that LOST is off the air.]

Tonight: Big Al’s Big Ass Comedy Jam @ John Colins. 138 Minna. SF. 9 PM. $5. Presented by: Big Al Gonzales

Wednesday Night Comedy @ Masses Sports Bar and Grill. 2721 North Main St. Walnut Creek. 9 PM. 21+. No Cover. Kelly Anneken, Gina Ritter, Joey Devine and headliner Sean Keane. Hosted by Greg Asdourian. 

Bay Area Sunday Comedy Live: (3/13/2011)

FAB Comedy’s #Winning @ The Mel-O-Dee Lounge. 240 El Cerrito Plz. El Cerrito. 8 PM. 21+. Free. Featuring Karinda Dobbins, OJ Patterson, Mimi Vilmenay, Keon Polee, Loren Kraut, Robin Higgins and Tony Sparks. Hosted by. Becky Wolf and Amy Miller. [I’m on this show. If that’s not enough incentive, this is a very strong line-up with a lot of  soul and inspiration. Admirable comedians all the way through.]

The Sylvan Something Something Shindig @ The Rockit Room. 406 Clement. SF. 8 PM. 21+. $5. Featuring Donny Divanian, Conrad Roth, Julian Vance, Kevin Munroe and more [If I weren’t performing I’d be a this show. Solid line-up of seasoned veterans on the top of their game (Conrad in particular has hit a new level in his material lately). Check it out if you’re in the City.]

Comedy @ The Continental Club. 1658 12th Street. Oakland. 8 PM. $5. 21+. 2 Drink Minimum. Featuring Rich Dreyling, David Gborie, Dash Kwiatkowski, Kelly Anneken, Jason Mack and more. [Great rising talent in Downtown Oakland. Get some vegan soul food and head on over.]

The Famous Sunday Showcase @ The Punchline. 444 Battery St. SF. 8 PM. $12. 18+ 2 Drink Minimum. Featuring premier San Francisco comedians. Hosted by. Big Al Gonzales. [The beauty is you never know who will go up, but you know that they’ll be amazing].

Wednesday Comedy News: 3/9/2011

New South Bay Open Mic @ Senzala. 250 East Java Drive. Sunnyvale. Sign-Ups: 9:15. Show: 9:30-12:30. Hosted by. Imran G. 

Mean Dave’s Mean Aloha Open Mic. 5 Masonic Ave. SF. Sign Ups: 9 PM. Show: 10 PM.

Stud Open Mic. 9th & Harrison St. 9 PM. Free. contact: studcomedy @ yahoo dot com for bookings (This show fills up with comedians very fast).

Ladies Night at the Brainwash. Hosted by Kristee Ono. Sign Ups: 7:30. Show: 8ish.(Always a good time. Female friendly. Girlfriend friendly?) 

Business @ Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission Street. $5. 8 PM. Featuring Bucky Sinister and guests: Beth Stelling, Morgan, Kevin Handcock and Chris Thayer.

Beth Stelling visits The Business from Chicago, hoping to make San Francisco as a-flutter about her as her home town is. She was named the Best Stand-up Comedian by The Chicago Reader, The Chicago Tribune has listed her as a “Comedian to Watch” and she’s the youngest comic listed on Comedy.com’s “Top 20 Stand-up Comedians in Chicago”. All this while stealing the show at Just For Laughs Chicago and running a popular show called “Entertaining Julia”

Just Morgan (not to be confused with championship skimboarder Morgan Just) is in her own words “A 58 year old transgendered woman just telling the truth…” And what truth it is. Morgan is a favorite at Harvey’s in the Castro, the Lookout, and she was recently featured at the very popular “Fags n Hags” show at the SF Punchline.

Returning to the Business is everyone’s favorite Marshmallow Peep enthusiast Kevin Hancock. Kevin has been around the SF Comedy scene for years. He works all the major clubs in town (The Gold Club, The Cat Club, The Hot Sauce of the Month Club), and is the host of “Pretty Good Not Much” a very funny radio program on Pirate Cat Radio.

…and with Alex traveling around the country with the next month or so like a modern day Johnny Joke-seed, The Business is proud to bring on Chris Thayer as his “understudy.” Thayer is also no stranger to the Business, making memorable past appearances that have endeared him to us all in a skinny, creepy way.

As always, The Business is totally five bucks, totally at 8pm and totally not BYOB anymore, but totally get your taco on across the street. Totally

Big Al’s Big Ass Comedy Show @ The San Jose Improv. 65 S. 2nd St. San Jose. 8 PM. $12. 18+. 2 Drink Minimum. Featuring Big Worm, Bruce Burton, Geo Belaski, and headliner Ngaio Bealum. Hosted by. Big Al Gonzales.

Rooftop’s 2011 National College Comedy Competition Stanford vs. Cal @ The Purple Onion. 140 Columbus. 18+. $5. Hosted Chris Garcia. [An age old regional rivalry exploding at the most historic standing venue in San Francisco comedy. I have more friends on the CAL side so GO CAL!]

Comedy Wednesday @ George’s. 842 4th Street. San Rafael. 8 PM. $10. Featuring Ellis Rodriguez and Trenton Davis. 

Wednesday Night Comedy @ Masses Sports Bar and Grill. 2721 North Main St. Walnut Creek. 9 PM. 21+. No Cover. Featuring Candy Churilla, Armando Ramirez, Ben Feldman and more. Hosted by Greg Asdourian. 

Who Got Jokes @ Karibean City. 1408 Webster St. Oakland. 21+. 10 PM. $10. Dress code enforced. Featuring Esha da Truth, Gina Ritter, T’Kia and Whoadi The Shot Caller. 

Retro: Five Black Brothers and One Mexican

Featuring: Big Al Gonzales, Greg Edwards, DC Ervin, Julian Vance, Marvin Deloatch Jr., Stroy