You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes. Episode 50. Chris Thayer. Download Link: Here.

Pete’s good buddy up-and-coming hilarious comedian Chris Thayer comes by to make it weird and weird it gets made. Seriously a great dude, hilarious dude, and some of the best stories Pete’s ever heard. Please enjoy the UNDISCOVERED WEIRDO TREASURE that Pete wants to share with the world. Yes!

[Chris Thayer, longtime CC favorite, makes a splash on Pete Holmes’ incredible podcast, You Made It Weird. Topics Include: Richard Pryor, Filthy Cosby, Saying Things and Things to Say, College, Not Seeing Thayer’s Comedy, Family, El Paso, Drinking, Virginity (Lost or Taken?), Very Intimate Information, IKEAlist, Austin, Alcoholism, Scoop!, Anxiety, Work, Gifts, Carpets, 9/11, Beginnings, Open Mics, Universal Comedy Truths, Career Advancement, Three Date Rule, Attraction Poker, Meeting Terrains, Lists, Opinion, Double Diapers and more.]

5/14. This Feels Wrong @ Rebel. 1760 Market St. SF. $5. 8PM. Featuring Jason Dudey, Butch Escobar, Chris Thayer, Clare O’Kane and Dave Thomason. Hosted by Casey Ley. 
[Photo by Amber Gregory]

5/14. This Feels Wrong @ Rebel. 1760 Market St. SF. $5. 8PM. Featuring Jason Dudey, Butch Escobar, Chris Thayer, Clare O’Kane and Dave Thomason. Hosted by Casey Ley. 

[Photo by Amber Gregory]

5/5. Warm Regards @ Afterlife Boutique. 988 Valencia St. SF. Free/8PM. Featuring Caitlin Gill, Kaseem Bentley, Chris Garcia, Joe Gorman and Joey Devine. Hosted  by Chris Thayer. 

5/5. Warm Regards @ Afterlife Boutique. 988 Valencia St. SF. Free/8PM. Featuring Caitlin Gill, Kaseem Bentley, Chris Garcia, Joe Gorman and Joey Devine. Hosted  by Chris Thayer. 

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!

4/23. Comedy SuperPAC @ Hemlock Tavern. 1131 Polk St. SF. $5. 7PM. Featuring W. Kamau Bell, Nato Green, Joe Klocek, Chris Thayer and Alex White. 

Two of the Bay Area’s best and most renowned comedians, Nato Green and W. Kamau Bell, have come together —- OK, who are we kidding? They‘re not that often apart from each other —- to present a new weekly stand-up comedy showcase in one of San Francisco’s coolest alternative comedy venues, The Hemlock Tavern. The show is called Comedy SuperPAC. Like any SuperPAC, its mission is to foist unlimited good comedy on San Francisco audiences and then to funnel unlimited money (or at least a portion of the proceeds) to a great cause. For the first run of weekly shows from March 12-May 7, this huge bag of cash is going to the Applied Research Center known for its online magazine, Colorlines.com. 

4/23. Comedy SuperPAC @ Hemlock Tavern. 1131 Polk St. SF. $5. 7PM. Featuring W. Kamau Bell, Nato Green, Joe Klocek, Chris Thayer and Alex White. 

Two of the Bay Area’s best and most renowned comedians, Nato Green and W. Kamau Bell, have come together —- OK, who are we kidding? They‘re not that often apart from each other —- to present a new weekly stand-up comedy showcase in one of San Francisco’s coolest alternative comedy venues, The Hemlock Tavern. The show is called Comedy SuperPAC. Like any SuperPAC, its mission is to foist unlimited good comedy on San Francisco audiences and then to funnel unlimited money (or at least a portion of the proceeds) to a great cause. For the first run of weekly shows from March 12-May 7, this huge bag of cash is going to the Applied Research Center known for its online magazine, Colorlines.com. 

Chris Thayer @ Vitus

Chris Thayer @ Vitus

4/19. Showcase/Interview Show/Open Mic @ Vitus. 201 Broadway. Oakland. Free. 7:00-9:30PM. Featuring Bobby Joe Ebola and The Children MacNuggits, Chris Burns, Matt Louv and Chris Thayer. Hosted by OJ Patterson. Presented by Sylvan Productions

You are cordially invited to the Sylvan Showcase, a one-of-a-kind comedy carnaval in the heart of downtown Oakland. Hosted by OJ Patterson (he knows), the Sylvan Showcase provides ample introduction to the greater Bay Area comedy community. Following each act, a cool interview provides further jokes, elaboration and entertainment. This week’s spotlight performers:Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits (humorist, satirical, catchy tunemakers)Chris Burns (Sophisticated, sarcastic, sass).Matt Louv (hilarious eloquence and frustration, Sylvan Productions)Chris Thayer (man about town, man for all seasons, sardonic champion)Also, accompanying the merrymaking is of course: you. All comedians, hobbyist, amateur or professional, are welcome to participate limited open mic happening from 7:00-8:15pm. Sign-up: 6:30pm. Of course, Vitus wouldn’t be Vitus without the food, drinks and pinball, available in abundance. Free show, cheap food, and cheap drinks is a no brainer.So come, relax, hang out, participate, get involved and get in to it. Thank You.- Sylvan Productions

4/19. Showcase/Interview Show/Open Mic @ Vitus. 201 Broadway. Oakland. Free. 7:00-9:30PM. Featuring Bobby Joe Ebola and The Children MacNuggits, Chris Burns, Matt Louv and Chris Thayer. Hosted by OJ Patterson. Presented by Sylvan Productions

You are cordially invited to the Sylvan Showcase, a one-of-a-kind comedy carnaval in the heart of downtown Oakland. Hosted by OJ Patterson (he knows), the Sylvan Showcase provides ample introduction to the greater Bay Area comedy community. Following each act, a cool interview provides further jokes, elaboration and entertainment. 

This week’s spotlight performers:

Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits (humorist, satirical, catchy tunemakers)
Chris Burns (Sophisticated, sarcastic, sass).
Matt Louv (hilarious eloquence and frustration, Sylvan Productions)
Chris Thayer (man about town, man for all seasons, sardonic champion)

Also, accompanying the merrymaking is of course: you. All comedians, hobbyist, amateur or professional, are welcome to participate limited open mic happening from 7:00-8:15pm. Sign-up: 6:30pm. 

Of course, Vitus wouldn’t be Vitus without the food, drinks and pinball, available in abundance. Free show, cheap food, and cheap drinks is a no brainer.

So come, relax, hang out, participate, get involved and get in to it. 

Thank You.

- Sylvan Productions

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!)

Tonight: [Comedy] Funny Shits @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall. 1710 Mission St. SF. Free. Two Drink Minimum. Featuring Alison Stevenson, Colleen Watson, Daryus Monday, Jules Posner, Cameron Vannini, Jesse Fernandez, Anna Seregina, Kevin Camia, Chris Thayer and The Ramshackle Romeos. Hosted by Anthony Bedard. 
[Incredible Line-Up]

Tonight: [Comedy] Funny Shits @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall. 1710 Mission St. SF. Free. Two Drink Minimum. Featuring Alison Stevenson, Colleen Watson, Daryus Monday, Jules Posner, Cameron Vannini, Jesse Fernandez, Anna Seregina, Kevin Camia, Chris Thayer and The Ramshackle Romeos. Hosted by Anthony Bedard. 

[Incredible Line-Up]

Courting Sketchfest: Chris Thayer by Jennifer Berge

Courting Sketchfest: Chris Thayer by Jennifer Berge