Last Saturday saw the inaugural edition of “Critical Hit" a comedy show housed in nerd haven It’s Your Move Game & Hobbies in the Temescal of Oakland. Wow. Super effective. Packed to the Catans, surrounded by table top paraphernalia, casual with a tinge of naiveté, blocks from my house. I love minimal-tech, DIY guerrilla productions; they’re borderline houseparties with an obvious power dynamic. At its best it captures the speakeasy hipness of North Beach or Greenwich Village (circa 60ish). At its worse it’s a frivolous hang out. Either way, between the Goodbelly shows, George Kaye’s way back when and this, it’s good to see comedy in the under-serviced area in my neighborhood. Kudos to Dash, Hayden and Erik, three enterprising knaves who don’t know how to behave. I believe the show is going into monthly rotation and I hope it lasts. Catch all the news for the next one: here. 

Last Saturday saw the inaugural edition of “Critical Hit" a comedy show housed in nerd haven It’s Your Move Game & Hobbies in the Temescal of Oakland. Wow. Super effective. Packed to the Catans, surrounded by table top paraphernalia, casual with a tinge of naiveté, blocks from my house. I love minimal-tech, DIY guerrilla productions; they’re borderline houseparties with an obvious power dynamic. At its best it captures the speakeasy hipness of North Beach or Greenwich Village (circa 60ish). At its worse it’s a frivolous hang out. Either way, between the Goodbelly shows, George Kaye’s way back when and this, it’s good to see comedy in the under-serviced area in my neighborhood. Kudos to Dash, Hayden and Erik, three enterprising knaves who don’t know how to behave. I believe the show is going into monthly rotation and I hope it lasts. Catch all the news for the next one: here

"I majored in mathematics because I wanted my useless degree to be hard. I liked majoring in math because I’m always right. Not because I think I’m right. I was objectively right!"

— Erik Krasner @ Critical Hit (Comedy)/It’s Your Move [Paraphrase]

"Here’s an a-to-b joke: Life is like a box of chocolates: a thoughtless gift that the recipient has to pretend to appreciate."

Sara Reihani @ Critical Hit (Comedy)/It’s Your Move [Paraphrase]

Rolling w/ Keith Lowell Jensen: Episode 11. The Afterglow. Directed by Danielle Mandella. Cameos by Nick Pettigrew, Johnny Taylor and Critical Hit.