Comedy Day Countdown: Sammy “Mr. 1000” Obeid @ 2009 [11 Days Left]

Comedy Day Countdown: Jimmy Gunn @ 2012 [12 Days Left]

Comedy Day Countdown: Marcella Arguello onstage (2011) by DNA [14 Days Left]

Comedy Day Countdown: Marcella Arguello onstage (2011) by DNA [14 Days Left]

Comedy Day Countdown: The Performers. [15 Days Left]

[Here’s your performers in the park for this year boasting impressive luminaries from the city’s past and present comedy make-up. I’m still pulling for Loren Kraut to get her day in the (foggy) sun, because she’s San Francisco as fuck. Maybe next year.]

Comedy Day Countdown: 2011 by Zoe Palladino. [25 Days Left]

Comedy Day Countdown: 2011 by Zoe Palladino. [25 Days Left]

Comedy Day Countdown: Comedy Day Officially in 27 Days.
[Another day in the glade with San Francisco comedy for San Francisco people.]

Comedy Day Countdown: Comedy Day Officially in 27 Days.

[Another day in the glade with San Francisco comedy for San Francisco people.]

Courting Barbary: Day One (8/9/2013)

There’s too much pressure to have fun at Outside Lands. It’s is ground zero for art, culture, and astounding prices, celebrated over three days, currently in its sixth year. Many musicians and exhibitions litter the Golden Gate Park glens, but none are as important — for the purposes of this blog — as the Barbary tent. Ostensibly a comedy club, co-curated by SF Sketchfest, the parlor amplifies glade giggles like the historic Comedy Day, hopped up on steroids and Aderall.

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Comedy Day (A Sylvanite In Purgatory)

I had a nightmare, a flashback to last year’s fiasco. The gung-ho Sylvan, vikingesque spirit in the morning devolved into utter agony and sunken morale by nightfall. We struck a contingency plan, but it relied on rest and strategy.

Sleep remained elusive as a will-o’-the-wisp; I only managed to dominate three or four “Z’s”. After the glorified nap, energy trickled in adequately, a lazy aqueduct flowing past bodies, the night’s leftover affiliates. A hot roll of hearty spray reset my decay. By three-o-morning I stood alert inside sodden jeans, a Sylvan tee, neon-green Newport cap, rolled-sleeved collared shirt, everyday shoes, Miramonte hoodie, gardening gloves (lesson learned) and a considerable amount of anxiety. The rest of SylvanHouse floated lazily in stasis.

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I’ve been teaching myself to masturbate with my left hand in case I have a stroke.

- David VanAvermaete @ Comedy Day [Paraphrase] 

I’ve been teaching myself to masturbate with my left hand in case I have a stroke.

- David VanAvermaete @ Comedy Day [Paraphrase] 

"I like to come here every five years to remember why I hate white people."

— David Feldman @ Comedy Day [Paraphrase]