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As many of you already know, Zach Galifianakis came through to the Punch Line last Sunday. The Place was packed, outside and inside. Thankfully I work at Punch Line so I was able to walk right in and grab a seat at the bar (Membership has it’s privileges). The energy was electric. It felt like a…

[Big Al Gonzales spins a tale of performing on the same bill as Zach Galifianakis, Doug Benson, Chris Hardwick and others at the SF Sunday Showcase.]

setuppunch:

Lately there is a lot of buzz around something called The American Comedy Co. Why? Mostly because of the man in the above photo, Justin Hollister, creator and brains behind The American Comedy Co.. Formerly the manager and “Off Night” booker for the SJ Improv, Hollister was the driving…

[Insight to the American Comedy Company]

Tonight: Tony Sparks’ Dig These Apples @ 7 Mile House. 2800 Bayshore Blvd. Brisbane, CA. 10 PM. No Cover. 21+. Featuring Amy Miller, Chris Riggins, Dee Dee Russell, Raj Dutta and Big Al Gonzales. Hosted by the Godfather of Bay Area Comedy, Tony Sparks.

[This place is wild, good times. Great food, great crowd whose with it as you work it out, and most important… a lot of love. All those Filipinos made me feel like my b-boy days with the Fil-Am kids at Pittsburg, CA. Go check it out (it’s not that far into Brisbane folks.)]

Tonight: Tony Sparks’ Dig These Apples @ 7 Mile House. 2800 Bayshore Blvd. Brisbane, CA. 10 PM. No Cover. 21+. Featuring Amy Miller, Chris Riggins, Dee Dee Russell, Raj Dutta and Big Al Gonzales. Hosted by the Godfather of Bay Area Comedy, Tony Sparks.

[This place is wild, good times. Great food, great crowd whose with it as you work it out, and most important… a lot of love. All those Filipinos made me feel like my b-boy days with the Fil-Am kids at Pittsburg, CA. Go check it out (it’s not that far into Brisbane folks.)]

Big Al Gonzales, Kevin Shea and Kyle Kinane

Big Al Gonzales, Kevin Shea and Kyle Kinane

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. 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.]

Attention: Two New Rooms Opening this Week.

1/9/2011: Funny Ass B_tches w/ Amy Miller and Becky Wolf @ The Mel-O-Dee in El Cerrito. 240 El Cerrito Plaza. Every 2nd and 4th Sunday. 9PM. Free. 21+ Booking @ funnyassbeez @ gmail.com . (A real call to arms from the ambitious and talent Miller and Wolf. East Bay room, cool people, expect good things.

1/5/2011 :  John Colins & B.A.G. Present: Set Up, Punch! 138 Minna St. San Francisco. 9 PM. 21+. (A new Wednesday destination, brought to you by Big Al Gonzales (of Deluxe and Purple Onion distinction). Downtown SF comedy, it’s going to big (pun intended)).

New Years Eve Local Comedy Overview

New Queers Eve w/ David Hawkins @ Club 93. 93 Ninth & Mission. $7. 10 PM. Featuring iLs Goldbarg, Tony Koester, Morgan, Ricky Luna and more. (DJ’s, Dancing, and Midnight Toast)

Just Funny New Years w/ Justin Harrison. 140 Columbus Ave. Shows @ 7:30 and 10 PM. $25-$35. Featuring Big Al Gonzales, Kevin Camia, John Hoogasian, Josef Anolin, Butch Escobar, Dash Kwiatkowski, Arnie Ponce, and more. (Historic Venue. Great Headliners.)

Comedy on the Square w/ Michael Meehan @ The Actors Theater. 855 Bush St. SF. $40. 16+. Featuring Tony Sparks, Kaseem Bentley, Big Al Gonzalez, Eric Cash and Joe King (San Francisco’s own in a very classy engagement. Classy like study hall.)

New Year Eve Loft Party w/ Hence Singleton. 3240 Peralta St. Comedy and Dancing. Comics Wanting Stage Time, Contact Hence Singleton. (Casual East Bay comedy function. Photo by. Shawn Robbins.)

Comedy Off Broadway Oakland @ Miss Pearl’s Jam House. 1 Broadway @ Jack London Square. OAK. 9 PM. $15-$20. Featuring Rolly Moe, Phil Johnson, Chris Storin, Joe Nguyen, Aundre the Wonderwoman, Mike Spiegelman, Joe Gleckler, Samson Koletkar, and “Chicago Steve” Barkley

Greg Proops @ The Punchline. 444 Battery St. 7:30 - 10 PM. $50. Also featuring Tony Camin and Nato Green. (Some of the sharpest comedians around, performing in the beautiful San Francisco Punchline.)

Tonight: Trevor Hill @ Club Deluxe. 1511 Haight St. 9 PM. $5. +21. Featuring Big Al Gonazalez, Jules Posner, Kevin Munroe and Keith Lowell Jensen.
(Trevor Hill is one of the smoothest comedians I’ve seen. He’s like a semi-to-completely automatic rifle with a pulse so… extra deadly. And don’t call him cracker, he hates that.)

Tonight: Trevor Hill @ Club Deluxe. 1511 Haight St. 9 PM. $5. +21. Featuring Big Al Gonazalez, Jules Posner, Kevin Munroe and Keith Lowell Jensen.

(Trevor Hill is one of the smoothest comedians I’ve seen. He’s like a semi-to-completely automatic rifle with a pulse so… extra deadly. And don’t call him cracker, he hates that.)

This is a serious guy. Funny, but serious, tons information and advice. Give him a herump because it be his birthday. Happy Birthday Al. And I just realized, I’ve been misspelling your name for quite a while.

Photo by. Larry Rivera

This is a serious guy. Funny, but serious, tons information and advice. Give him a herump because it be his birthday. Happy Birthday Al. And I just realized, I’ve been misspelling your name for quite a while.

Photo by. Larry Rivera

Justin Harrison, Kris Tinkle, John Hoogasian, and Big Al Gonzalez

Justin Harrison, Kris Tinkle, John Hoogasian, and Big Al Gonzalez