4/27. Courting Comedy: The Show @ Dirty Trix. 408 Clement St. SF. 9PM. Free. Featuring Sal Calanni, Loren Kraut, Andrew Moore, Casey Grim, Jeremy Talamantes and Cara Tramontano. Hosted by OJ Patterson. 

Sylvan Productions presents another night of great comedy at the historic Dirty Trix Saloon. In lieu of “yucks” and “friends” OJ Patterson, comedian/blogger/enthusiast, is bringing his brand of comedy show. This iteration features:
Sal Calanni (Renaissance offender, Cleveland beamer, Pick and Shovel Poet)
Loren Kraut (Adorably sardonic, beloved jokester)
Andrew Moore (Unfettered, feral, folly-artist, musical extraordinaire)
Casey Grim (Swiping enthusiast, piercing personality, brazen)
and special guests
Cara Tramantano (Silly, smart, sage.)
Jeremy Talamantes (Budding, pointed observer.) 

After each comedian a brief tongue and cheek, “post-game” interview occurs, giving the night a sense of depth and unpredictability. It shall be a very fun time.

4/27. Courting Comedy: The Show @ Dirty Trix. 408 Clement St. SF. 9PM. Free. Featuring Sal Calanni, Loren Kraut, Andrew Moore, Casey Grim, Jeremy Talamantes and Cara Tramontano. Hosted by OJ Patterson. 

Sylvan Productions presents another night of great comedy at the historic Dirty Trix Saloon. In lieu of “yucks” and “friends” OJ Patterson, comedian/blogger/enthusiast, is bringing his brand of comedy show. This iteration features:

Sal Calanni (Renaissance offender, Cleveland beamer, Pick and Shovel Poet)

Loren Kraut (Adorably sardonic, beloved jokester)

Andrew Moore (Unfettered, feral, folly-artist, musical extraordinaire)

Casey Grim (Swiping enthusiast, piercing personality, brazen)

and special guests

Cara Tramantano (Silly, smart, sage.)

Jeremy Talamantes (Budding, pointed observer.) 

After each comedian a brief tongue and cheek, “post-game” interview occurs, giving the night a sense of depth and unpredictability. It shall be a very fun time.

thelawnwrangler:

Here’s a short documentary I did for my editing and motion picture language classes. I interviewed some aspiring comedians and one working stand up about what comedy means to them. I had the opportunity to call Brent Weinbach for an interview, I talked to Allan McLeod over Skype, and Chris Gethard was game (name dropper, what’s up), but something I’ve learned is that recording interviews over the internet is shit business. So I had to do without those, though I appreciate their willingness to help out, as well as several of you guys that I may have asked the assistance of. The assignment due dates came quick, so eventually, I decided to hunker down with the interviews I had, of which had A LOT of great material. My first rough cut was at about 15 minutes, though the assignment asked for only 5. It was a shame to cut it out, but hey, you have to kill babies, or something, I don’t know, writing and editing techniques are weird like that. So yes, it’s small and jumpy, because the interviewees really like to expand upon their subject, but what I did have time for, I feel is interesting and fun.

Also, this is not related to the Courting Comedy blog- I’m just an uninspired fuck who can’t think of a cool name on his own. Really though, check THAT blog out- it’s fantastic.

But yes, I hope you enjoy to some degree! I had fun making it, and maybe some day I’ll get to cut together a longer cut, with all those juicy “um”s and “uh”s. 

[I approve this student film].

Courting Comedy: The Show #2 (11/3/2012) @ Dirty Trix by Andrew Moore. 

Courting Comedy: The Show (Trailer). Shot and Edited by Andrew Moore. 

11/3. Courting Comedy: The Show @ Dirty Trix. 408 Clement St. SF. 9PM. Free. Featuring Joe Tobin, Chris Burns, Jesse McGrath, Nicole Calasich, Charlie Ballard and Alison Stevenson. Hosted by OJ Patterson. 

Sylvan Productions presents another night of great comedy at the historic Dirty Trix Saloon. Get Yucked Up and the Friend Zone is taking a break and handing the reins to OJ Patterson, comedian/blogger/enthusiast, and he is bringing his brand of showcase featuring


Joe Tobin (Grinning jokesmith, East Coast sly, SF Punch Line)

Chris Burns (Sophisticated, singsong, sweetly sarcastic, Showtime’s Shameless)

Jesse McGrath (Bewildered, fetching, hilarious, PorkSausage Productions)
Nicole Calasich (Silly, feisty, fierce, bold and bubbly.)
and special guests
Charlie Ballard (Proud satirist, touted visionary, Hella Gay Comedy Show)
Alison Stevenson (Lauded, natural smart-aleck.) 
After each comedian a brief tongue and cheek, “post-game” interview occurs, giving the night a sense of depth and unpredictability. It shall be a very fun time.
[Dance Party To Follow!]

11/3. Courting Comedy: The Show @ Dirty Trix. 408 Clement St. SF. 9PM. Free. Featuring Joe Tobin, Chris Burns, Jesse McGrath, Nicole Calasich, Charlie Ballard and Alison Stevenson. Hosted by OJ Patterson. 

Sylvan Productions presents another night of great comedy at the historic Dirty Trix Saloon. Get Yucked Up and the Friend Zone is taking a break and handing the reins to OJ Patterson, comedian/blogger/enthusiast, and he is bringing his brand of showcase featuring



Joe Tobin (Grinning jokesmith, East Coast sly, SF Punch Line)


Chris Burns (Sophisticated, singsong, sweetly sarcastic, Showtime’s Shameless)


Jesse McGrath (Bewildered, fetching, hilarious, PorkSausage Productions)

Nicole Calasich (Silly, feisty, fierce, bold and bubbly.)

and special guests

Charlie Ballard (Proud satirist, touted visionary, Hella Gay Comedy Show)

Alison Stevenson (Lauded, natural smart-aleck.) 

After each comedian a brief tongue and cheek, “post-game” interview occurs, giving the night a sense of depth and unpredictability. It shall be a very fun time.

[Dance Party To Follow!]

"Goofy Balls/Pretty Mouth" by Carolyn Pulvino. Inspired by Clare O’Kane

"Goofy Balls/Pretty Mouth" by Carolyn Pulvino. Inspired by Clare O’Kane

Thanks to everybody that came out/participated/shared in the inaugural instance of “Courting Comedy: The Show”. Hopefully everybody had fun, learned a little, and are interested in more CC down the line.

[All photos by Andrew Moore]

9/1. Courting Comedy: The Show @ Dirty Trix. 408 Clement St. SF. 9PM. Free. Featuring Kevin Camia, Kristee Ono, Duat Mai, Jennifer Dronsky, Kate Willett, and Clare O’Kane. Hosted by OJ Patterson. 

Sylvan Productions presents another night of great comedy at the historic Dirty Trix Saloon. Get Yucked Up and the Friend Zone is taking a break and handing the reins to OJ Patterson, comedian/blogger/enthusiast, and he is bringing his brand of showcase featuringKevin Camia (Hilariously dark and brilliant, Comedy Central, SF Punch Line)Kristee Ono (Smartly sardonic, alluringly demure, Ladies Brainwash)Duat Mai (Abstract, hyperbolic surrealist, Rejects of Comedy)
Jennifer Dronsky (Clever, ribbing, colloquialism, Hella Gay Comedy)and special guestsClare O’Kane (Seriously silly, hopelessly hilarious, Sylvan Productions)Kate Willett (Taut, spry, dashing, deadpan, The Mission Position) After each comedian a brief tongue and cheek, “post-game” interview occurs, giving the night a sense of depth and unpredictability. It shall be a very fun time.

9/1. Courting Comedy: The Show @ Dirty Trix. 408 Clement St. SF. 9PM. Free. Featuring Kevin Camia, Kristee Ono, Duat Mai, Jennifer Dronsky, Kate Willett, and Clare O’Kane. Hosted by OJ Patterson. 

Sylvan Productions presents another night of great comedy at the historic Dirty Trix Saloon. Get Yucked Up and the Friend Zone is taking a break and handing the reins to OJ Patterson, comedian/blogger/enthusiast, and he is bringing his brand of showcase featuring

Kevin Camia (Hilariously dark and brilliant, Comedy Central, SF Punch Line)
Kristee Ono (Smartly sardonic, alluringly demure, Ladies Brainwash)
Duat Mai (Abstract, hyperbolic surrealist, Rejects of Comedy)

Jennifer Dronsky (Clever, ribbing, colloquialism, Hella Gay Comedy)

and special guests
Clare O’Kane (Seriously silly, hopelessly hilarious, Sylvan Productions)
Kate Willett (Taut, spry, dashing, deadpan, The Mission Position) 

After each comedian a brief tongue and cheek, “post-game” interview occurs, giving the night a sense of depth and unpredictability. It shall be a very fun time.
Hello, San Francisco (and other, lesser cities), today is a glorious day. “Glorious” may be embellishing things, it’s a good day (O’Shea). On July 30, 2010 I launched Courting Comedy as detailed in LAST year’s post. I was much more ernest and verbose before my accident so please read that instead of this. If you’re still reading this, how dare you disrespect my wishes, but, also, thank you for your continued interest into my obsession. I’m in love with comedy, and this website is an expression of unrequited joy. Special thanks to David Cairns for saving Courting Comedy. Thanks to the comedy community at large for contributing to projects like Infantile and Jabari B(ooks) Davis. Thanks to the near 500 who are subscribed via Tumblr (of which I’m only missing two to be officially happy). And lastly, thank you to everybody who says thank you. Our codependency is as charming and necessary as it is delirious and unhealthy.
Sincerely,
OJ.
[Photo by Evan Thompson]

Hello, San Francisco (and other, lesser cities), today is a glorious day. “Glorious” may be embellishing things, it’s a good day (O’Shea). On July 30, 2010 I launched Courting Comedy as detailed in LAST year’s post. I was much more ernest and verbose before my accident so please read that instead of this. If you’re still reading this, how dare you disrespect my wishes, but, also, thank you for your continued interest into my obsession. I’m in love with comedy, and this website is an expression of unrequited joy. Special thanks to David Cairns for saving Courting Comedy. Thanks to the comedy community at large for contributing to projects like Infantile and Jabari B(ooks) Davis. Thanks to the near 500 who are subscribed via Tumblr (of which I’m only missing two to be officially happy). And lastly, thank you to everybody who says thank you. Our codependency is as charming and necessary as it is delirious and unhealthy.

Sincerely,

OJ.

[Photo by Evan Thompson]

(Source: evanthompsonphotography)