Sketch Saturday: Bob Bondle Motors: A Handshake for Every Customer! by Cake Fight. Featuring David Cairns

In November of ‘13, we gathered a handful of brilliant minds together to discuss the hot button issues of the day, namely Thanksgiving menus and family politics. Here’s that night’s first bout: the auntly David Cairns against the avuncular Nate Waggoner in AUNT v UNCLE.

drcairns:

Here’s the piece I read at Ivan Hernandez’s lovely short story showcase, Give Me Fiction. The theme was “POWER” (Ivan’s capitals, not mine).

(via give-me-fiction)

3/2. Give Me Fiction: Power @ Lost Weekend Video. 1034 Valencia St. SF. 8:30PM. $10. Featuring Ivan Hernandez, Molly Sanchez, Emily Epstein White, Nate Waggoner, George Chen, and Tara Marsden. 
give-me-fiction:

Give Me Fiction returns to its rightful place on the first Sunday of the month! Some of the finest minds in comedy, literature, and theatre write pieces around a theme, which they are free to interpret as loosely or strictly as they wish. This month’s theme is POWER, and reading will be:David CairnsEmily Epstein WhiteMolly SanchezNate WaggonerGeorge ChenTara Marsden And your host, the mighty Ivan Hernandez.
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RSVP ON FACEBOOK HERE

3/2. Give Me Fiction: Power @ Lost Weekend Video. 1034 Valencia St. SF. 8:30PM. $10. Featuring Ivan Hernandez, Molly Sanchez, Emily Epstein White, Nate Waggoner, George Chen, and Tara Marsden. 

give-me-fiction:

Give Me Fiction returns to its rightful place on the first Sunday of the month! Some of the finest minds in comedy, literature, and theatre write pieces around a theme, which they are free to interpret as loosely or strictly as they wish. This month’s theme is POWER, and reading will be:

David Cairns
Emily Epstein White
Molly Sanchez
Nate Waggoner
George Chen
Tara Marsden

And your host, the mighty Ivan Hernandez.

BUY TICKETS HERE

RSVP ON FACEBOOK HERE

(via mattgubser)

12/15. Attractive Camp [Comedy] @ Lost Weekend Video. 1034 Valencia St. SF. 7pm. $10. Featuring Nicole Calasich, Marcella Arguello, Kaseem Bentley, Casey Ley, Ivan Hernandez, Land Smith and Jane Harrison. 
cyniccave:

Sunday Dec 15th
Hosted by Nicole Calasich, Attractive Camp is a comedy show featuring some of the most talented stand-up comics, sketch writers, and short filmmakers in the game. Regular performers and contributors have been featured in Splitsider, San Francisco SketchFest, The Del Close Marathon and more. Guest comics are sourced from the Bay and L.A.’s finest and are determined by ability to talk smack with an exceptional headliner and/or likelihood to put out.Stand-up from : Jane Harrison Scott Simpson Kaseem Bentley Ivan Hernandez Marcella Arguello Sketches and Video from: Tavon Bolourchi Jesse McGrathSilvia Elena Llopis David Cairns and more
$10
7 pm

12/15. Attractive Camp [Comedy] @ Lost Weekend Video. 1034 Valencia St. SF. 7pm. $10. Featuring Nicole Calasich, Marcella Arguello, Kaseem Bentley, Casey Ley, Ivan Hernandez, Land Smith and Jane Harrison. 

cyniccave:

Sunday Dec 15th

Hosted by Nicole Calasich, Attractive Camp is a comedy show featuring some of the most talented stand-up comics, sketch writers, and short filmmakers in the game. Regular performers and contributors have been featured in Splitsider, San Francisco SketchFest, The Del Close Marathon and more. Guest comics are sourced from the Bay and L.A.’s finest and are determined by ability to talk smack with an exceptional headliner and/or likelihood to put out.

Stand-up from : 
Jane Harrison 
Scott Simpson 
Kaseem Bentley 
Ivan Hernandez 
Marcella Arguello 

Sketches and Video from: 
Tavon Bolourchi 
Jesse McGrath
Silvia Elena Llopis 
David Cairns 
and more

$10

7 pm


"I was at a rap show, but I call them "rap concerts" because I’m super white. ‘Those fellas sure are rapping.’"

– David Cairns @ Amsterdam Cafe [Paraphrase]

"I was at a rap show, but I call them "rap concerts" because I’m super white. ‘Those fellas sure are rapping.’"

David Cairns @ Amsterdam Cafe [Paraphrase]

drcairns:

The Slinger Brothers — San Francisco by David Cairns and Spencer Bainbridge

(Source: youtube.com)

drcairns:

Despite the power outage, despite the home team loss, and despite being completely upstaged by Beyonce, Super Bowl: Men in Tights was a resounding success. Thanks to all who performed or helped out: David Gborie, OJ Patterson, Spencer Bainbridge, Kaeli Quick, Juan Medina, Matt Nelsen, Pam Benjamin, Max McCal, Chris Blair, the staff of The Roxie Theater, and SF IndieFest.

drcairns:

Despite the power outage, despite the home team loss, and despite being completely upstaged by Beyonce, Super Bowl: Men in Tights was a resounding success. Thanks to all who performed or helped out: David Gborie, OJ Patterson, Spencer Bainbridge, Kaeli Quick, Juan Medina, Matt Nelsen, Pam Benjamin, Max McCal, Chris Blair, the staff of The Roxie Theater, and SF IndieFest.

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.