4/25. The Business: “Three Year Birthday” @ Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission St. SF. 8PM. $5. Featuring Nato Green and Mike Drucker. Residents: Sean Keane, Caitlin Gill, Chris Garcia, Alex Koll and Chris Thayer. [2-for-1 Special: Here.]

Hey Party People: While you were all busy filing your taxes at the last possible second, The Business, San Francisco’s longest running alternative comedy show and foam party, turned a distinguished THREE YEARS OLD on April 15th.  We’ve survived our terrible two’s (which were not terrible at all).  We’ve made it past the Sophomore Slump (which wasn’t very slumpy at all).  And as you know, three is a very lucky number that is very important to comedy.  So far this year has been the most fun and full collection of shows we’ve ever put on.  THE MAGIC IS WORKING ALREADY!  Please come out this Wednesday night and help celebrate with us and our party pals:
Nato Green will be on hand and ready to party like it’s 2012.  Known as “The Fifth Businessman” (even though we now are six members strong, so technically he’d be “The Seventh Businessman”) Nato is back at The Biz to help prep for his upcoming FULL LENGTH COMEDY ALBUM RECORDING!  Nato speaks truth to power through the international language of love: stand-up comedy.  When not prepping for CD recordings, Nato has also been working on a documentary with and about his fellow pinko commies Laughter Against The Machine. This party just became a political party yall!
Party Dog Mike Drucker visits The Biz again to do a keg stand off our pony keg…of laughs!  A recent transplant from the Northwest, Mike has already made his nerd dominance felt throughout the Bay.  A writer for Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, McSweeny’s and Nintendo (that’s right, dorks)  Drucker also recently went head-to-head with Businessman Alex Koll during a Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction battle royale at Portland’s The Bridgetown Comedy Festival. How erotic will things get this Wednesday?  Probably not much at all! 

To add to the party vibe, we will also have The DJ Real Vs. Joe Tobin Experience on-stage as our house band, some party snacks and many more surprises!
All of the regular Businessmen will be in the mix, except for Bucky, who is off pushing his poetry in Portland.  But not to worry, we’ve enlisted several holograms to take his place!  Come for the comedy, stay for the future technology!
As always, the party starts at 8pm, the party price is just $5 and party supplies are nearby at Taqueria Cancun and other hot party spots in the ‘hood.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY EVERYONE!

4/25. The Business: “Three Year Birthday” @ Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission St. SF. 8PM. $5. Featuring Nato Green and Mike Drucker. Residents: Sean Keane, Caitlin Gill, Chris Garcia, Alex Koll and Chris Thayer. [2-for-1 Special: Here.]

Hey Party People: While you were all busy filing your taxes at the last possible second, The Business, San Francisco’s longest running alternative comedy show and foam party, turned a distinguished THREE YEARS OLD on April 15th.  We’ve survived our terrible two’s (which were not terrible at all).  We’ve made it past the Sophomore Slump (which wasn’t very slumpy at all).  And as you know, three is a very lucky number that is very important to comedy.  So far this year has been the most fun and full collection of shows we’ve ever put on.  THE MAGIC IS WORKING ALREADY!  Please come out this Wednesday night and help celebrate with us and our party pals:

Nato Green will be on hand and ready to party like it’s 2012.  Known as “The Fifth Businessman” (even though we now are six members strong, so technically he’d be “The Seventh Businessman”) Nato is back at The Biz to help prep for his upcoming FULL LENGTH COMEDY ALBUM RECORDING!  Nato speaks truth to power through the international language of love: stand-up comedy.  When not prepping for CD recordings, Nato has also been working on a documentary with and about his fellow pinko commies Laughter Against The Machine. This party just became a political party yall!

Party Dog Mike Drucker visits The Biz again to do a keg stand off our pony keg…of laughs!  A recent transplant from the Northwest, Mike has already made his nerd dominance felt throughout the Bay.  A writer for Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, McSweeny’s and Nintendo (that’s right, dorks)  Drucker also recently went head-to-head with Businessman Alex Koll during a Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction battle royale at Portland’s The Bridgetown Comedy Festival. How erotic will things get this Wednesday?  Probably not much at all! 


To add to the party vibe, we will also have The DJ Real Vs. Joe Tobin Experience on-stage as our house band, some party snacks and many more surprises!

All of the regular Businessmen will be in the mix, except for Bucky, who is off pushing his poetry in Portland.  But not to worry, we’ve enlisted several holograms to take his place!  Come for the comedy, stay for the future technology!

As always, the party starts at 8pm, the party price is just $5 and party supplies are nearby at Taqueria Cancun and other hot party spots in the ‘hood.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY EVERYONE!

4/20. The Munchie Games @ Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission St. SF. $7-$10. 10PM. Featuring Rajeev Dhar, Caitlin Gill, Kevin O’Shea, Joey Devine, Sean Keane, Cameron Vannini and Chris Garcia. Tickets Available: Here.

7 Comedians selected by lottery must compete to survive 4/20 in San Francisco

Contender #1 Rajeev Dhar
Proprietor of Rajeev’s Big Night out, Mission Superstar, Sneak a hit assassin 

Contestant #2 Caitlin Gill
Undefeated Dirty Haiku Champion, SF Weekly’s “Comic You Should Know”, caries a pocket vaporizer 

Container #3 Kevin O’Shea
Was on a Geico Commercial, is very hairy, roller of spliffs

Mystery Date #4 Joey Devine
Self Anointed Superstar/Heartthrob, not really a fan of Marijuana 

Tribute #5 Sean Keane
Writer of SportsCentr and contributor to NBA Off-Season, NFL Off-Season, and The World’s Game. Devourer of edibles

Inspector #6 Cameron Vannini
SF Punch Line, Cobb’s Comedy Club, marinol sales rep

Lucky Number #Slevin Chris Garcia
Snuggie Enthusiast ‘nuff said

4/20. The Munchie Games @ Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission St. SF. $7-$10. 10PM. Featuring Rajeev Dhar, Caitlin Gill, Kevin O’Shea, Joey Devine, Sean Keane, Cameron Vannini and Chris Garcia. Tickets Available: Here.

7 Comedians selected by lottery must compete to survive 4/20 in San Francisco

Contender #1 Rajeev Dhar

Proprietor of Rajeev’s Big Night out, Mission Superstar, Sneak a hit assassin 

Contestant #2 Caitlin Gill

Undefeated Dirty Haiku Champion, SF Weekly’s “Comic You Should Know”, caries a pocket vaporizer 

Container #3 Kevin O’Shea

Was on a Geico Commercial, is very hairy, roller of spliffs

Mystery Date #4 Joey Devine

Self Anointed Superstar/Heartthrob, not really a fan of Marijuana 

Tribute #5 Sean Keane

Writer of SportsCentr and contributor to NBA Off-Season, NFL Off-Season, and The World’s Game. Devourer of edibles

Inspector #6 Cameron Vannini

SF Punch Line, Cobb’s Comedy Club, marinol sales rep

Lucky Number #Slevin Chris Garcia

Snuggie Enthusiast ‘nuff said

4/18. The Business: “The Maximilian Affair” @ Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission St. SF. 8PM. $5. Featuring Frankie Quinoñes and Clara Bijl. Residents: Sean Keane, Caitlin Gill, Chris Garcia, Bucky Sinister and Chris Thayer. 

This week, The Business regulars are stuffing your enchiladas with baguettes as we welcome a bill of guests that would have Napoleon III plieing in his grave hard enough to knock off the sugar skulls. 
Clara Bijl is visiting us from The City of Angels, but was born in The City of Light. PARIS, FRANCE. She was raised in the Alps, attended schools in Germany, Switzerland, and South Carolina; then one day, she moved to The City that Never Sleeps to begin a career in stand-up comedy. Performing all around the Big Apple and the rest of the country, she became a prolific writer of cutting, witty, internationally flavored comedy.
She will truffle your butter.
Frankie Quinones is a rising star to search for and catch. He is a founding member of For The People Comedy, is a collective of artists who share a common goal of producing colorful events fueled by positivity and laughter. Always maintaining a diverse lineup to represent San Francisco culture through high energy shows filled with humor and music. Frankie has also toured with some of the industry’s top headliners including the legendary Paul Rodriguez, and has performed for our troops overseas in Japan, Europe, and the Middle East.
He is also quite dapper. Muy rico suave. 
This show is gonna feel like French kissing a churro. It’s gonna be like peeping on the Dos Equis guy with a French maid. It’s gonna make you wanna escarGO(silentT) see more live comedy!!! EIYIYI!!!! (I’m sorry)
Grab $5, your burrito and your beret and come join our fantastic guests and all the regulars! (except Alex, who we wish well in the wilds of the Northwest. If you are reading this in Tacoma, Washington- go see his shows this weekend at the Comedy Underground!)

4/18. The Business: “The Maximilian Affair” @ Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission St. SF. 8PM. $5. Featuring Frankie Quinoñes and Clara Bijl. Residents: Sean Keane, Caitlin Gill, Chris Garcia, Bucky Sinister and Chris Thayer. 

This week, The Business regulars are stuffing your enchiladas with baguettes as we welcome a bill of guests that would have Napoleon III plieing in his grave hard enough to knock off the sugar skulls. 

Clara Bijl is visiting us from The City of Angels, but was born in The City of Light. PARIS, FRANCE. She was raised in the Alps, attended schools in Germany, Switzerland, and South Carolina; then one day, she moved to The City that Never Sleeps to begin a career in stand-up comedy. Performing all around the Big Apple and the rest of the country, she became a prolific writer of cutting, witty, internationally flavored comedy.

She will truffle your butter.

Frankie Quinones is a rising star to search for and catch. He is a founding member of For The People Comedy, is a collective of artists who share a common goal of producing colorful events fueled by positivity and laughter. Always maintaining a diverse lineup to represent San Francisco culture through high energy shows filled with humor and music. Frankie has also toured with some of the industry’s top headliners including the legendary Paul Rodriguez, and has performed for our troops overseas in Japan, Europe, and the Middle East.

He is also quite dapper. Muy rico suave. 

This show is gonna feel like French kissing a churro. It’s gonna be like peeping on the Dos Equis guy with a French maid. It’s gonna make you wanna escarGO(silentT) see more live comedy!!! EIYIYI!!!! (I’m sorry)

Grab $5, your burrito and your beret and come join our fantastic guests and all the regulars! (except Alex, who we wish well in the wilds of the Northwest. If you are reading this in Tacoma, Washington- go see his shows this weekend at the Comedy Underground!)

Courting Bridgetown: “San Francisco” by Dan Dion.
[Top: Clare O’Kane, Chris Garcia, Alex Koll, Brent Weinbach
Bottom: Matt Morales, Janine Brito, David Gborie, Nato Green and Ivan Hernandez]

Courting Bridgetown: “San Francisco” by Dan Dion.

[Top: Clare O’Kane, Chris Garcia, Alex Koll, Brent Weinbach

Bottom: Matt Morales, Janine Brito, David Gborie, Nato Green and Ivan Hernandez]

Comedy Theme Song: “Creep” by Radiohead

[SOY UN CREEP! SOY UN WEIRDO!]

3/23. Mikey Walz @ Purple Onion. 140 Columbus Ave. SF. 10PM. $20. Featuring Andrea Almario, Sam Davidoff, Melanie O’Brien, Chris Garcia and special guest Lilybeth Helson. Hosted by Jabari Davis. Tickets Available: Here. 

3/23. Mikey Walz @ Purple Onion. 140 Columbus Ave. SF. 10PM. $20. Featuring Andrea Almario, Sam Davidoff, Melanie O’Brien, Chris Garcia and special guest Lilybeth Helson. Hosted by Jabari Davis. Tickets Available: Here

4/1. April Fools Show/Party @ Vitus. 201 Broadway St. Oakland. 8PM. $10. Featuring David Gborie, Alison Stevenson, Caitlin Gill and Chris Garcia. Musical Guest: DJ REAL. Hosted by Clare O’Kane. Presented by Sylvan Productions.

4/1. April Fools Show/Party @ Vitus. 201 Broadway St. Oakland. 8PM. $10. Featuring David Gborie, Alison Stevenson, Caitlin Gill and Chris Garcia. Musical Guest: DJ REAL. Hosted by Clare O’Kane. Presented by Sylvan Productions.

3/14. The Business @ The Dark Room. 2263 Mission St. SF. 8PM. $5. Featuring Josh Gondelman, Emily Fleming, Kaseem Bentley, Sean Keane, Alex Koll, Chris Garcia, Chris Thayer, Caitlin Gill, and Bucky Sinister

The Business is happy to welcome the hilarious Josh Gondelman to the show this week. Josh hails from Boston, but currently lives in New York City. For such a sweet and lovable former preschool teacher, he knows a surprising amount about gangsta rap. He won first prize in the initial Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in Atlanta, and has performed at festivals such as SF Sketchfest, Laugh Your Asheville Off, and the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival. His debut CD is called “Everything’s The Best,” and was produced by Rooftop Comedy. You can follow his consistently stellar Twitter work at twitter.com/joshgondelman.
As if that weren’t enough East Coast flavor, we’ve also got comedian Emily Fleming visiting from New York. And we’re also happy to welcome back Kaseem Bentley, local favorite and insult comic extraordinaire. The San Jose Mercury News called him a “comic to watch,” and Chris Garcia once called him “the last King of Scotland.” You’ll call him “hella funny” or possibly “Rick Ross’s half-brother.”
We’ve also got a full cast of regular Businesspeople: Chris Garcia, Caitlin Gill, Sean Keane, Alex Koll, Bucky Sinister & Chris Thayer. As always, admission is just five dollars, because we’re the best bargain in town. 

3/14. The Business @ The Dark Room. 2263 Mission St. SF. 8PM. $5. Featuring Josh Gondelman, Emily Fleming, Kaseem Bentley, Sean Keane, Alex Koll, Chris Garcia, Chris Thayer, Caitlin Gill, and Bucky Sinister

The Business is happy to welcome the hilarious Josh Gondelman to the show this week. Josh hails from Boston, but currently lives in New York City. For such a sweet and lovable former preschool teacher, he knows a surprising amount about gangsta rap. He won first prize in the initial Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in Atlanta, and has performed at festivals such as SF Sketchfest, Laugh Your Asheville Off, and the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival. His debut CD is called “Everything’s The Best,” and was produced by Rooftop Comedy. You can follow his consistently stellar Twitter work at twitter.com/joshgondelman.

As if that weren’t enough East Coast flavor, we’ve also got comedian Emily Fleming visiting from New York. And we’re also happy to welcome back Kaseem Bentley, local favorite and insult comic extraordinaire. The San Jose Mercury News called him a “comic to watch,” and Chris Garcia once called him “the last King of Scotland.” You’ll call him “hella funny” or possibly “Rick Ross’s half-brother.”

We’ve also got a full cast of regular Businesspeople: Chris Garcia, Caitlin Gill, Sean Keane, Alex Koll, Bucky Sinister & Chris Thayer. As always, admission is just five dollars, because we’re the best bargain in town. 

3/3. Live Comedy @ SPARC. 1256 Mission St. SF. 5PM. Free (RSVP). Featuring Sean Keane, Chris Garcia, Frankie Quiñones, Melanie O’Brien, Ivan Hernandez, Lydia Popovich, and Sam Davidoff. Hosted by Andrew Holmgren. RSVP: Here. 

3/3. Live Comedy @ SPARC. 1256 Mission St. SF. 5PM. Free (RSVP). Featuring Sean Keane, Chris Garcia, Frankie Quiñones, Melanie O’Brien, Ivan Hernandez, Lydia Popovich, and Sam Davidoff. Hosted by Andrew Holmgren. RSVP: Here

Favorite Things of Last Night: Chris Garcia @ E.J. Phair

Favorite Things of Last Night: Chris Garcia @ E.J. Phair