"Lost on a Gambler" by Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits. Album: Cut From A Different Fur. Year: 2014. Rooftop Comedy ( rooftopcomedy )

[I love this recording. A very intimate setting for such a silly group. Just a bunch of weirdos, cobbled together in a recording studio in San Francisco. And yes, that’s my distinctive laugh.]

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Corbett Redford is a starving artist who hits his absolute bottom in a spree of bad luck, until one day a mysterious package arrives at his warehouse. Corbett continues to tour the U.S with his band Bobby Joe Ebola ( bobbyjoeebola ) and is still putting out records. Hear his music at http://bobbyjoeebola.com/

Producers: Jamie deWolf and Mark Ristich

Own a piece of Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits, the world’s greatest humorist band, with two books available at Microcosm Publishing.

[With the holidays coming around the corner, this is the perfect gift for that special somebody who’s into the uber-indie and extra peculiar.]

Courting Comedy Spotify Playlist: (10/25/2013)

Another week, another digging. Check out this comedy covering the week of 10/19-10/25.

1. Craighlist Rideshare by Brent Weinbach. Cal Grad and early-nought San Francisco urban legend, Brent made his annual return to his home  club—the San Francisco Punch Linelast week. There’s so much to point out as interesting or unique with the Santa Monica playboy, but I’m growing fond of his accurate imitations of the Bay’s many affectations. I ain’t mad at it. 

2. The Crazy by Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits. Last Tuesday I was given access to BJE&CM’s live album recording: a fabulous display performed ever so quaintly for the band’s eccentric and influential cast of collegues. I had never heard “The Crazy” before the intimate soiree but was hooked after 3 minutes of communal, churchy clapping. Live — especially stripped to its bare bones — Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits are encompassingly awesome.

3. Babies by Erik Griffin. YO, Who went to Cobb’s last weekend?! There’s a lot of people in comedy that can rock their vibe all day. Griffin’s one of those guys: immensely aware, assured, and down-to-earth. On this selection he gets a lot of juice out of his post-natal contention, making deft points about cellphones and travel along the way.

4. What I Worship by Maria Bamford. I missed my opportunity to watch Bam Bam at Cobb’s last week, but I would be remiss not to include one of my favorite tracks from her recently released “Ask Me About My New God!”. Bamford is going to go down as one of the most on-point and naturally hilarious comedians to ever do it.

5. Don’t Lose Your Head by Eban Schletter and Vernon Wells. The inclusion of this track is a bit of a stretch. Not particularly humorous, and barely relevant to the “Bay Area” ideal of Courting Comedy (Schletter called SF home bay in the 90s). Nevertheless, the spooktacular Hallow’s Eve is on the horizon and this is the best I could do on such short notice! 

[Art, the most vital, engaging, fulfilling  social and cultural cornerstone we have, is hard to maintain. Even if you excel far beyond your wildest dreams creatively and professionally, there is an ever thin line between continuing and disbanding. This holds true to our friends, Bobby Joe Ebola & The Children MacNuggits, a Bay Area power-trust of the catchiest, most sincere musical satire currently available ANYWHERE. Their prolific reemergence has come at great personal sacrifice and has reached a tipping point. They can not continue without explicit financial support. I implore you to at least check out their story and contribute what you can because their work makes this blog, this region and this world a better place. 

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5/23. Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children McNuggits @ Great American Music Hall. 859 O’Farrell St. SF. 7:30pm. $16-40.95. Featuring Water Tower, Tornado Rider, and Mystic Knights of the Cobra. Tickets Available: Here. 

5/23. Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children McNuggits @ Great American Music Hall. 859 O’Farrell St. SF. 7:30pm. $16-40.95. Featuring Water Tower, Tornado Rider, and Mystic Knights of the Cobra. Tickets Available: Here

Courting Sketchfest: “Rooftop Comedy Showcase(s) @ Stage Werx)” by Jennifer Berge.

"Blues Turn Brown" by Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits. Starring Alex Koll. Directed by Christopher Poeschl

Are you broke? Has “The Great Recession” hit you like someone threw a pile of dog shit in your face? Yeah, Bobby Joe Ebola feels your pain.

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"Freaky Baby" by Bobby Joe Ebola & The Children MacNuggits

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