"They say the South will rise again. Well, shit does float"

– Kurt Weitzmann @ Cobb’s Comedy Club [Paraphrase]
[Photo by Leo Hochberg]

"They say the South will rise again. Well, shit does float"

Kurt Weitzmann @ Cobb’s Comedy Club [Paraphrase]

[Photo by Leo Hochberg]

12/18. SF Weekly’s Comics to Watch Showcase @ Cobb’s Comedy Club. 7:30pm. $18. Tickets Available: Here. 

12/18. SF Weekly’s Comics to Watch Showcase @ Cobb’s Comedy Club. 7:30pm. $18. Tickets Available: Here

Courting Comedy Spotify Playlist: (10/25/2013)

Another week, another digging. Check out this comedy covering the week of 10/19-10/25.

1. Craighlist Rideshare by Brent Weinbach. Cal Grad and early-nought San Francisco urban legend, Brent made his annual return to his home  club—the San Francisco Punch Linelast week. There’s so much to point out as interesting or unique with the Santa Monica playboy, but I’m growing fond of his accurate imitations of the Bay’s many affectations. I ain’t mad at it. 

2. The Crazy by Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits. Last Tuesday I was given access to BJE&CM’s live album recording: a fabulous display performed ever so quaintly for the band’s eccentric and influential cast of collegues. I had never heard “The Crazy” before the intimate soiree but was hooked after 3 minutes of communal, churchy clapping. Live — especially stripped to its bare bones — Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits are encompassingly awesome.

3. Babies by Erik Griffin. YO, Who went to Cobb’s last weekend?! There’s a lot of people in comedy that can rock their vibe all day. Griffin’s one of those guys: immensely aware, assured, and down-to-earth. On this selection he gets a lot of juice out of his post-natal contention, making deft points about cellphones and travel along the way.

4. What I Worship by Maria Bamford. I missed my opportunity to watch Bam Bam at Cobb’s last week, but I would be remiss not to include one of my favorite tracks from her recently released “Ask Me About My New God!”. Bamford is going to go down as one of the most on-point and naturally hilarious comedians to ever do it.

5. Don’t Lose Your Head by Eban Schletter and Vernon Wells. The inclusion of this track is a bit of a stretch. Not particularly humorous, and barely relevant to the “Bay Area” ideal of Courting Comedy (Schletter called SF home bay in the 90s). Nevertheless, the spooktacular Hallow’s Eve is on the horizon and this is the best I could do on such short notice! 

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Maria Bamford in “The Worst Thing About Cats” | See Maria live at Cobb’s in SF Oct. 22-23!

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"Is He Black?" - Erik Griffin - Comics Without Borders (by kushcomedy)

Erik Griffin plays Cobb’s in October!

Podcast: Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction. Round 1 (Baron Vaughn, Nato Green, David Gborie, Jesse Elias, And Natasha Muse). Hosted by Bryan Cook. Download Link: Here. iTunes: Here. Official Link: Here

Round one with Baron Vaughn, Nato Green, David Gborie, Jesse Elias, and Natasha Muse. Recorded at Cobb’s Comedy Club, San Francisco, CA June 6, 2013.

7/12-13. John Mulaney, returns to San Francisco for two “make up dates” at Cobb’s Comedy Club.

[It goes without saying that Mulaney is going to sell out. Maybe I can get direct a few people to the show but full disclosure: I just like putting John Mulaney on the blog. Regardless of historical relevance to the Bay Area, he’s just one of the greats that isn’t here often, so enjoy.]

In less than 20 hours, go see Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction @ Cobb’s Comedy Club. Because you’re a smart person and they need people in those seats. 

In less than 20 hours, go see Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction @ Cobb’s Comedy Club. Because you’re a smart person and they need people in those seats. 

6/6. Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction @ Cobb’s Comedy Club. 915 Columbus Ave. SF. 8pm. $15. Featuring Baron Vaughn, Nato Green, Jules Posner, Caitlin Gill, Ivan Hernandez, David Gborie, Jesse Elias, Kevin O’Shea, Sean Keane and Natasha Muse. Tickets Available: Here

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Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction - Feb 2012 - Derek Sheen

After performing to a capacity crowd at the Punchline in January, Bryan Cook’s Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction, returns to SF. The event features 10 comics, writing and performing Erotic Fan Fiction pieces, based upon their whims or audience suggestions.

The lineup includes special guest Baron Vaughn (LA) as well as San Francisco favorites Nato Green, Jules Posner, Caitlin Gill, Ivan Hernandez, David Gborie, Jesse Elias, Kevin O’Shea, Sean Keane and Natasha Muse.

Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction was originally founded in Seattle, and is now held monthly at the Nerdist Theater in Los Angeles, CA. It has been featured as part of the Noise for the Needy Festival (Seattle) Bridgetown Comedy Festival (Portland) Riot LA (Los Angeles) SF Sketchfest, and will be at the upcoming Just For Laughs fest (Chicago.) A podcast culled from the live show is debuting in 2013.

Laughspin.Com called CEFF “…One of my favorite comedy shows I’ve ever taken in. Period.”

[There’s so many things that make this show a no-brainer to go to. For starters, it has assembled some of the greatest perspectives/voices of the Bay Area’s comedy community: everyone is coming with a very skilled, very defined style. Secondly, I don’t know the outcome of January’s Sketchfest shows but LAST YEAR, two amazing champions were crowned with David Gborie and Sean Keane (whom will do battle at this event). Thirdly, the absurdity of so much filth is extremely cathartic. Fourthly, just fucking go.]