"But not last night, baby! While Keane performed extremely well on rounds about passive aggressive behavior and nuns (he cornered the market on sexy Catholic jokes), he was trumped by Brendan Lynch and Emily Heller on the “zombies versus unicorns” round. To be fair, some people questioned the topicality of zombies and unicorns. One is a mythical animal, the other is a projection of social phobias. At one point, a handwritten note made the rounds in back: “Zombies + unicorns = white people problems.” Lynch echoed that sentiment onstage. “Hey — did anyone notice that all of these topics are geared for white people?” Nonetheless, last night’s Iron Comic was riveting. Especially at the end, when Heller and Lynch sparred over fag hags, whiskey, flesh-eating bacteria, and teen pregnancy. In the end, Heller prevailed."

Emily Heller Beats Out Four Iron Comics at SF Punchline | Ear Bud

Wrap-up of last night’s somewhat epic battle. Someone buy me a tiara!!!

(via emilyheller)

[Emily Heller has been on a roll this week especially by taking Sean Keane off the mantle.. This is like The New York Giants vs. The Patriots in 2008 albeit with less Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.]

(via emilyheller)

Courting Sketchfest: Edwin Li has a plea in regards to The Amazing Sunset Crew @ The Dark Room Theater 1/20 for SF Sketchfest.

1/28/2011: Nerdist Podcast @ Cobb’s Comedy Club

Nerdist by. Casey Weldon

The Nerdist is a website that shockingly featuring articles on nerd culture. The Nerdist Podcast is a weekly show that has Chris Hardwick, Jonah Ray, and Matt Mira talk to special guests about their careers and working process (with many dangling threads of conversation). Previous stand outs on the Nerdist podcast include Donald Glover, Marc Maron, and The Muppets. The trio is bringing their show to the road via SF Sketchfest. Accompanying them on this journey is this guy:

Arguably one of the biggest names in comedy, Mr. Zach Galifianakis. Zach was on a recent episode of Doug Loves Movies and continued to prove his place in our hearts as a witty motherfucker. Pardon the French Bread. None the less, this show went from steal, to robbery, to arson, to mail fraud, to treason. That’s right. If you don’t make it to this show and you are of sound situation (monetarily, mentally) you are committing comedy treason. With that said:

ENJOY YOUR BURRITO!!!

Tonight: Gentleman’s Club with Bob Odenkirk @ Eureka Theater

8 PM. 215 Jackson St. $20. Featuring Bob Odenkirk, Mort Burke, Chris Witaske, Jon Barinholtz, Tim Kalpakis and Mike Hanford. Special Guests: The Jerks.

This is an great mash up of talents. You have one-half of Mr. Show, a couple Birthday Boys, and some Sad On Vacation. Birthday Boys rocked me last year, I have the scars to prove it.

Some video examples of the people involved:

POOLJUMPERS trailer - watch more funny videos

Sinspirations by. Loren Bouchard (from Lucy, Daughter of the Devil)

Loren Bouchard is the genius behind Home Movies, the aforementioned Lucy, and new show Bob’s Burgers. Loren’s contribution to the Sketchfest line-up is a Bob’s Burgers “Preunion” @ The Eureka Theater. It’s $15 which is a steal and it includes cast members: Eugene Mirman, Kristen Schaal, Dan Mintz, John Roberts and Larry Murphy. It’s techincally happening now! (2 PM.) Go, go, go.

Courting Sketchfest: Bay Area music blogger, Dakin Hardwick, give his picks for must see shows at this year’s Sketchfest. He goes through the back breaking blogging so that I don’t have to. What a nice guy.

Courting Sketchfest: Tonight: ASSSSCAT w/ The Upright Citizens Brigade. Marine’s Memorial Theater. 602 Sutter St. $35. 8 PM. Also featuring Andrew Daly, Tim Meadows, Danielle Schnieder and monologist Joshua Molina. TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE: Here

Courting Sketchfest:

Comedy And Everything Else Hosted by. Jimmy Dore and Stef Zamarano. Episode 87: Janet Varney.

[One-Third of the San Francisco Sketchfest Brain-trust, Janet Varney, talks a bit about the festival/improv and talks a lot about religion and politics.] 

Courting Sketchfest: The festival kicks off tomorrow and its important to remember: Goldstar is your friend.

Courting Sketchfest: The festival kicks off tomorrow and its important to remember: Goldstar is your friend.