Neal Brennan is a comedian, director, writer most noted for co-creating
Chappelle Show with Dave Chappelle. Brennan’s body of work also includes co-writing the movie Half Baked, directing the movie “The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard”, and most recently a podcast entitled “The Champs” with DJ Dougpound and Oakland’s own (and Courting Comedy favorite) Moshe Kasher. Neal Brennan will be at the San Francisco Punch Line for one night only; (11/1/2011, 8 PM, $15) and you should definitely attend. An exclusive interview after the jump.
Courting Comedy: You’ve recently launched “The Champs” podcast with Moshe Kasher and DJ Dougpound. What’s your favorite aspect of doing the show?
Neal Brennan: My favorite part of the podcast is getting to give listeners/white people access to conversations with black dudes that they would otherwise never get to have or hear. I’m lucky that I have a lot of black friends who are legitimately interesting to talk to. And I’m also happy to show how funny a guy like Blake Griffin is in the right environment.
People’s Republic of Improv @ 9th St. Film Center. 145 Ninth St. SF. 8 PM. $5. [PRI is the premier improv group out of the Sylvan Open Tuesdays. They’re providing a great service for you comrade.]
jericho! Comedy @ UC Berkeley. 101 Moffitt. Berkeley. $1. 8 PM. [The Golden Bear Kids are back for their 2011 Spring Semester with new members but the same prestigious comedy chemistry.]
Snob Theater @ Noise Pop. Fifty24SF Building. 218 Fillmore St. SF. $10. 8 PM. Featuring Coree Spencer, Donny Divanian, DJ REAL, Rainbow Chair, Ash Reiter, Phantom Kicks. Hosted by. Shawn Robbins. [Big line-up for the only comedy show at Noise Pop.]
Real Talk w/ Ali Wong @ The Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission St. SF. 10 pm. $10. [A live run of Ali Wong’s new talk show].
Dave Chappelle @ Cobb’s Comedy Club. 915 Columbus St. SF. Two Show: 8 PM and 10 PM. $55. 18+. Tickets go on sale @ 10 am. this morning via Live Nation. [Dave has been selling out venues in the Bay all week long. Catch him before he disappears.]
Dana Gould @ The Punchline. 444 Battery. SF. Two Shows: 8 pm & 10 pm. Also Featuring Brendan Lynch and Nikki Glaser.