2/3. Super Bowl XLVII: Men In Tights (Football Comedy) @ Roxie Theater. 3117 16th St. SF. 3PM. Featuring David Cairns, David Gborie, OJ Patterson, Spencer Bainbridge, Pam Benjamin, Kaeli Bainbridge. Presented by SFIndiefest. 

Watch and be entertained as our SportsSweater commentators provide unenlightening, hilarious, and probably inaccurate play-by-play for America’s favorite couch-festival, the SUPER BOWL!Featuring some of San Francisco’s finest comedians:David Cairns [SF SketchFest], Master Watcher of TelevisionDavid Gborie [SF SketchFest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival], 17th Incarnation of Buddha & Softball CoachOJ Patterson [SF SketchFest], Self-Distinguished Sports ExpertSpencer Bainbridge, Possible White-Collar CriminalKaeli Quick, Unsuccessful Remember of Birthdays& many more!

 

2/3. Super Bowl XLVII: Men In Tights (Football Comedy) @ Roxie Theater. 3117 16th St. SF. 3PM. Featuring David Cairns, David Gborie, OJ Patterson, Spencer Bainbridge, Pam Benjamin, Kaeli Bainbridge. Presented by SFIndiefest. 

Watch and be entertained as our SportsSweater commentators provide unenlightening, hilarious, and probably inaccurate play-by-play for America’s favorite couch-festival, the SUPER BOWL!

Featuring some of San Francisco’s finest comedians:

David Cairns [SF SketchFest], Master Watcher of Television
David Gborie [SF SketchFest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival], 17th Incarnation of Buddha & Softball Coach
OJ Patterson [SF SketchFest], Self-Distinguished Sports Expert
Spencer Bainbridge, Possible White-Collar Criminal
Kaeli Quick, Unsuccessful Remember of Birthdays
& many more!

 

Courting Comedy Officially Returns.

Hey folks, welcome back. I know, it seems just yesterday that the blog went on hiatus. One might assume the brief break was a presumptuous misstep, a short-sighted call for attention or a smoke screen for a holiday. Alas, as quickly as it returned, Courting Comedy was dead. 

In the midst of a lovely conversation at the Brainwash, the very fruits of my entertainment (a glass of Pabst Blue Ribbon) became the ultimate source of chaos. One false move and the amber nectar splashed a leaky, lethal injection onto my laptop. My laptop, the pride and joy, crux of my creative and professional endeavors, the keeper of my passwords and past words, was finished. To properly frame the predicament: not only would I cease to work, I would cease to eat; I would cease live.

I live on a diet of stale bread, student loans and spaghetti. My income is more modest than a rural mime. I planned to shuffle around town, shave my head, grow out my beard, write notes on napkins that I would never post for people who would never read them. My love of comedy would have melted away into bitterness and eventually I would watch the stage with dead, sunken, joyless eyes. Worse, it was my fault. Such mistakes, such regrets, such shame only enhance listless loneliness (different story, different day), and I was completely ready to give up. 

Thankfully, I’m blessed with some remarkable friends. One such compadre is David Cairns, a man I’ve admired from my baby steps at the House of Shields to the James Browning at Madrone Art Bar. Love is a depressingly shallow word for what I have for David, the George Harrison to my Monty Python. He saved my life (no exaggeration). Funny, yesterday he stated that he was a “business man” and that my work was his “investment”. Now I shall work even harder to warrant such generosity. Those who know gasp at that idea; I’m a tireless servant to San Francisco Bay Area comedy. Personally, any other life is a not a life worth living.

Thank you. Love you. Laugh you.

- O.J.

P.S. When you see David Cairns ( @davidcairns ), give him a big hug on behalf of Courting Comedy. 

David Gborie, me, and David Cairns by Hanna Quevedo. More pictures (including those of Leo, Coree Spencer and Pam Benjamin): here. 

David Gborie, me, and David Cairns by Hanna Quevedo. More pictures (including those of Leo, Coree Spencer and Pam Benjamin): here. 

David Cairns and I (and our collection of friends) performed at the Roxie Theater presentation of the Super Bowl. Here is us preparing for the show. 

Black Astronauts “Episode 1: Parties” w/ David Cairns.

From the Sylvan International Space Station, famed Blackstronauts David Gborie (@thegissilent) and OJ Patterson (@ojpatterson) regale a tale of supreme expedition. Joined by fellow spaceman David Cairns (@davidcarins), the two reach out past Pabst, skullduggery and gravity in this episode of the Black Astronauts (BLACKSTRONAUTS!)

2/5. Super Bowl XLVI: Men In Tights @ Roxie Theater. 3117 Mission St. SF. 3PM. Free. Featuring David Cairns, OJ Patterson, David Gborie, Andrew Holmgren, EDW Lynch, Pam Benjamin and more. 
[MST3K/Riff Trax style coverage of the Super Bowl] 

2/5. Super Bowl XLVI: Men In Tights @ Roxie Theater. 3117 Mission St. SF. 3PM. Free. Featuring David Cairns, OJ Patterson, David Gborie, Andrew Holmgren, EDW Lynch, Pam Benjamin and more. 

[MST3K/Riff Trax style coverage of the Super Bowl] 

"Just realized how similar Weird Science is to Y Tu Mama Tambien."

— David Cairns (via Twitter: @davidcairns)

Me and David Cairns by Raun Harris. Full Set Available: Here.

Me and David Cairns by Raun Harris. Full Set Available: Here.

Today marks another anniversary in the life of David Cairns and the one-year anniversary of the article I wrote in his honor. I thank comedy for introducing me to people I love and those who love me back. Love is great.
Happy Birthday Cairns, though we hardly get to see each other, we make it count. Have a great day and I’ll see you at the next writing session.
[Photo by Guy Avoth]

Today marks another anniversary in the life of David Cairns and the one-year anniversary of the article I wrote in his honor. I thank comedy for introducing me to people I love and those who love me back. Love is great.

Happy Birthday Cairns, though we hardly get to see each other, we make it count. Have a great day and I’ll see you at the next writing session.

[Photo by Guy Avoth]

"That was technically a call back… to my puberty."

— David Cairns on his voice cracking @ Deco