FCC Free Radio is local broadcasting service that provides live streaming entertainment as well as archival podcasts. Among the many general talk shows and music programs the station hosts a number of comedian based podcasts. Each show has a similar format: talk related, community based, interview oriented and used as a promotional tool for the host and their guests. Each show is also largely identified by the curator, offering a specific, unique perspective for a couple of hours. Here’s the rundown of the comedy shows currently in rotation, the best quote to define the show, and a song that embodies what the show is about.
"I love my mom"
The Paul Simmons Show
"This is Paul Simmons"
"Hookers and Blow"
"It’s 4:20, you know what that means"
New Show Debuting this Monday. 4PM-6PM. "You’re A Effing Moron Podcast" w/ Chantel Williams and Brian King
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. (New rooms are always exciting as the comedians lick their chops for more stage time.)
Rockit Room Open Mic. 406 Clement St. SF. 7:30-10 PM. Free 99. (Apparently they also have WiFi).
SYLVAN OPEN IMPROV. 7:30 PM. Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission St. SF. Free.99 (Always a good time whilst thinking on one’s feet)
Blue Room @ Club 93 (on 9th St.). 10-12 P.M. 21+. SF. Hosted by David Hawkins. (Big comic hang out. Late, late nights).
W. Kamau Bell and Kevin Avery @ The Punchline. 444 Battery St. $20. 8 PM. (Two fine comedians and former San Francisco natives. Still awaiting a Siskel and Negro dual set.)
Wharf Room Comedy Showcase. Castagnola’s. 286 Jefferson St. SF. 8 PM. $5. Featuring Ben Feldman, Hence Singlton, Joey Bragg, Myself, and others. (That’s weird, there’s a OJ on the bill. I wonder if I know him.)
Layover Comedy. 1517 Franklin. Oakland. 8:30. 21+. No Cover. Hosted by Mike Speigelman. Featuring Yayne Abeba, Julian Vance, Casey Ley, Sean Keane, and birthday girl Melanie O’Brien. (Iron Comics, Lovely Ladies and previous attendants of Burning Man)
This Thursday at the Dark Room Theater there shall be a party. More of a comedy show featuring sketches, stand-up and video. The men of the hour are: Casey Ley, Donny Divanian, Cory Loykasek and Chris Thayer.
@ The Dark Room
2263 Mission St. (b/w 18th & 19th)
Cure for the Common Thursday @ The Castagnolia’s Wharf Room. 286 Jefferson St. San Francisco. $5. Featuring Dave Thomason, Anita Drieseberg, Brian King, Chantel Williams, Griffin Daley, Nina G and more.
Brainwash Open Mic @ 7-11 PM w/ Tony Sparks. But you already knew that right…?