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SF Sketchfest Presents Shakes The Clown Live

Both photos: (c) 2014 Dan Dion

Top photo (l. to r.): Rick Overton, Laraine Newman, David Gborie, Sean Keane, Josh Androsky, Julie Brown, Bob Goldthwait, Tom Kenny, Caitlin Gill, Dan Spencer, Paco Romane, Mike Spiegelman, Kevin Pollak and Polyanna McIntosh.

Bottom photo: Seated: Julie Brown, Florence Henderson, Laraine Newman. Middle row: Kevin Pollak, Dan Spencer, Bobcat Goldthwait, Paco Romane, Sean Keane, David Gborie. Back row: Polyanna McIntosh, Bucky Sinister, Rick Overton, Caitlin Gill, Josh Androsky, Tom Kenney, Mike Spiegelman.

I performed in the stage reading of Shakes the Clown as Ho Ho the Clown, a role originally played by my comedy hero, Paul K of the Fake Gallery. Original cast members at the reading were Bobcat Goldthwait, Julie Brown, Tom Kenney, Florence Henderson, and Dan Spenser. Laraine Newman impersonated the late La Wanda Page, Ric Overton did Paul Dooley, and Kevin Pollak did Robin Williams. He sat next to me, and after saying “Whoa!,” turned to me, pointed to the script, and said, “It really says ‘Whoa!’ here.”

Thanks to Cole at Sketchfest and Caitlin Gill for getting other roles cast with San Francisco talent (like me, thanx!), alongside Polyanne McIntosh and Josh Androsky.

Hoping this was recorded and soon put up on SF Sketchfest’s YouTube Channel. In the meanwhile, watch the original movie on Crackle (and Earth Girls Are Easy on YouTube).

(via luggagetuesdays)

Courting Riot: Best Bay-Centric Snaps from Zach Dobson featuring Bobcat Goldthwait (#SF80s), Dana Gould (#SF80s), Emily Maya Mills (#Native), The Imaginary Radio Program, Ron Lynch (#SF90s), Guy Branum (#SF00s), and Laurie Kilmartin (#Native)

Bobcat Goldthwait (#SF80s) @ comedypalaceshow by Sam Varela

Bobcat Goldthwait (#SF80s) @ comedypalaceshow by Sam Varela

Retro Nirvana “In Utero” Promo, Featuring Bobcat Goldthwait (SF80s), in Celebration of Album’s 20th Anniversary

Flavorite Things of Last Night: El Toro

Courting Comedy: Can I ask you question? 

Bobcat Goldthwait: Yeah, sure.

CC: What was the go-to taqueria when you were living here?

Bobcat: Well, everyone was always going to El Toro. Is that still there?

Caitlin Gill: Yeah, they sponsored the Comedy and Burrito Festival last year. 

Podcast: Put Your Hands Together. Episode 2. Bobcat Goldthwait (SF80s), Baron Vaughn, Brent Weinbach (SF00s) and Katie Crown. Hosted by Cameron Esposito. Download Link: Here. iTunes: Here.

Podcast: You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes. Episode 116. Bobcat Goldthwait. Download Link: Here. iTunes: Here. Official Link: Here.

[Writer/director/comedian, Bobcat Goldthwait (SF80s), can add “impressive podcast guest” to his immense list of credits. Topics include: hiatuses, lurid impressions, “God Bless America”, civility and being apart of the problem. Very fun, fluid episode.]

Courting Sketchfest Countdown: Meltdown @ Cobb’s Comedy Club. 10:30pm. $25. Featuring Kumail Nanjiani, Jonah Ray, Jon Dore, Bobcat Goldthwait (SF80s), Pete Holmes, and Brent Weinbach (SF00s). Tickets Available: Here. [17 Days Left]

[What else can be said about the premier Los Angeles showcase? Post-modern, tucked away, budding, the Meltdown has swiftly become the hallmark of wonderment. While Cobb’s has a considerable amount of more chairs and space, the constants will be at large: copious banter, bubbly atmosphere, and tremendous comedy. Added to that, SF luminaries, Goldthwait and Weinbach, return home for the perfect habitat of humor-anity]

Courting Sketchfest Countdown: Meltdown @ Cobb’s Comedy Club. 10:30pm. $25. Featuring Kumail Nanjiani, Jonah Ray, Jon Dore, Bobcat Goldthwait (SF80s), Pete Holmes, and Brent Weinbach (SF00s). Tickets Available: Here. [17 Days Left]

[What else can be said about the premier Los Angeles showcase? Post-modern, tucked away, budding, the Meltdown has swiftly become the hallmark of wonderment. While Cobb’s has a considerable amount of more chairs and space, the constants will be at large: copious banter, bubbly atmosphere, and tremendous comedy. Added to that, SF luminaries, Goldthwait and Weinbach, return home for the perfect habitat of humor-anity]

Bobcat Goldthwait by Robyn Von Swank

Bobcat Goldthwait by Robyn Von Swank