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11/23. Ian Karmel @ Lost Weekend Video/Cynic Cave. 1034 Valencia St. SF. 8PM&10PM. Featuring Josef Anolin, Kelly Anneken, George Chen, Kevin O’Shea. Tickets Available: Here

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Saturday Nov 23rd

Cynic Cave presents Ian Karmel

Ian Karmel is a comedian whose style zig-zags between the eclectic and the universal, appealing both to crowds who own homes in the suburbs, and crowds just staying with their parents in the suburbs until they figure some things out. Coming from an improv background, including time with The Groundlings and the Upright Citizens Brigade, Ian entered the world of stand-up with a unique perspective that helped him win the 2011 Funniest Person in Portland, 2010 Portland Amateur Comedy Competition and has given him the opportunity to perform at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot, Austin’s Moontower Comedy and Oddity Fest, Portland’s Helium Comedy Club, Philadelphia’s Helium Comedy Club, Austin’s Cap City Comedy Club, Seattle’s Comedy Underground and Los Angeles’ Comedy Store. In addition to stand-up, Karmel has appeared on television, playing a character in IFC’s sketch show Portlandia and as a post-game analyst and commentator for the Portland Trailblazers. Since moving to LA from Portland, he is now a writer/performer on Chelsea Lately.

8pm show featuring Josef Anolin 
10pm show featuring Kelly Anneken

Both Shows hosted by George Chen & Kevin O’Shea 
$12

Tonight’s performance is made possible in part through a gift by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts through the YBCAway program

11/16. Cynic Cave: Will Weldon @ Lost Weekend Video. 1034 Valencia St. SF. 8PM. Featuring Sean Keane. Hosted by George Chen and Kevin O’Shea. 
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Will Weldon is a comedian who currently resides in Los Angeles, CA. He has performed at the comedy festivals Bridgetown, Riot LA, and Just for Laughs, and has been written about in a number of comedy publications only read by those who are hoping their name appears in a comedy publication. He’s pretty funny.Also featuring Sean KeaneHosted By George Chen & Kevin O’Shea!


[I love Will Weldon. He’s the definition of proto-breaktrhough, analogous to a sure-fire start-up, with more “underground” buzz than a vibrating suppository. This is a highly recommended show because it’s a hell-of-a-lot more expensive to see this rising star a couple of years from now at the Punch Line. Also, I hear he’s hella good a Tetris]

11/16. Cynic Cave: Will Weldon @ Lost Weekend Video. 1034 Valencia St. SF. 8PM. Featuring Sean Keane. Hosted by George Chen and Kevin O’Shea. 

cyniccave:

Will Weldon is a comedian who currently resides in Los Angeles, CA. He has performed at the comedy festivals Bridgetown, Riot LA, and Just for Laughs, and has been written about in a number of comedy publications only read by those who are hoping their name appears in a comedy publication. He’s pretty funny.

Also featuring Sean Keane
Hosted By George Chen & Kevin O’Shea!

[I love Will Weldon. He’s the definition of proto-breaktrhough, analogous to a sure-fire start-up, with more “underground” buzz than a vibrating suppository. This is a highly recommended show because it’s a hell-of-a-lot more expensive to see this rising star a couple of years from now at the Punch Line. Also, I hear he’s hella good a Tetris]

"Pluto is in the “friend zone” of planets."

George Chen @ Ivy Room Open Mic [Paraphrase]

10/11. Fresh Like Cadaver: Simon King Of The Witches @ Lost Weekend Video. SF. 8PM. $10. Featuring Barbara Gray, Erin Lampart, George Chen, OJ Patterson, Moore Devine, David Gborie, Daryus Monday and Andre Parker. Tickets Available: Here. 

FRESH LIKE CADAVER! is a monthly horror themed, LIVE movie riffing comedy show in the spirit of Mystery Science Theater 3000 held at The Cinecave “Micro-Theater” located in the basement of Lost Weekend Video in The Mission District of San Francisco every 2nd Friday…
We built this city…ON DEATH! The first Fresh Like Cadaver was October 26th, 2012 and blah, blah, blah one year later and we’re all still alive! (On the outside (-_-)++++) come celebrate with your favorite basement people in the mission! There will be anteaters for people to touch during the movie and there will also be a registered sex therapist for any couples that come to the show and need a little help getting the ‘ol love boat back on the ocean!

10/11. Fresh Like Cadaver: Simon King Of The Witches @ Lost Weekend Video. SF. 8PM. $10. Featuring Barbara Gray, Erin Lampart, George Chen, OJ Patterson, Moore Devine, David Gborie, Daryus Monday and Andre Parker. Tickets Available: Here

FRESH LIKE CADAVER! is a monthly horror themed, LIVE movie riffing comedy show in the spirit of Mystery Science Theater 3000 held at The Cinecave “Micro-Theater” located in the basement of Lost Weekend Video in The Mission District of San Francisco every 2nd Friday…

We built this city…ON DEATH! The first Fresh Like Cadaver was October 26th, 2012 and blah, blah, blah one year later and we’re all still alive! (On the outside (-_-)++++) come celebrate with your favorite basement people in the mission! There will be anteaters for people to touch during the movie and there will also be a registered sex therapist for any couples that come to the show and need a little help getting the ‘ol love boat back on the ocean!

10/5. Cynic Cave @ Lost Weekend Video. 1034 Valencia St. SF. 8PM. $10. Featuring Ben Feldman, Stevie Post, Michael D’Bey, Shanti Charan, Trevor Hill and OJ Patterson. Hosted by George Chen and Kevin O’Shea
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Ben FeldmanTrevor HillOJ PattersonStevie PostShanti CharanMichael D’Beyhosted by George Chen and Kevin O’Shea8pm$101034 Valencia Street, SF

georgethechen:

some photos from last night’s COMEDY DRAWING SCHOOL at SFAI.

Organized by Lindsey White (We Are Will Brown).

cyniccave:

CYNIC CAVE LIVE RECORDING SCHEDULE FOR BURGER RECORDS COMPILATION
The standup comedy series that began in the basement of the beloved Mission District video store Lost Weekend has expanded to a comedy album. Co-producers George Chen and Kevin O’Shea join forces with San Francisco musician Garett Goddard and Burger Records to document the weekly Cynic Cave showcase on classic cassette format! The recording sessions will be happening every Saturday in September highlighting a select group of Bay Area comedians.
Started in July 2012, The Cynic Cave is arguably the best time you’ll have in a video store in the Mission all year. We just celebrated one year of existence which has included sets from comedians around the world and guest sets from the likes of Bobcat Goldthwait and W. Kamau Bell. 
Here’s a calendar of the upcoming recordings happening at Cynic Cave in September for this recording series.
Show times are 8 PM and price is $10 
all located at 1034 Valencia Street, San Francisco CA 94110.
Tickets can be purchased online via Eventbrite. http://cyniccave.eventbrite.com/
http://www.facebook.com/CynicCave
http://twitter.com/Cyniccave
Burger Records http://www.burgerrecords.org/
 
September 7th: Alison Stevenson, Brendan Lynch, Cameron Vannini, Joe Gorman, Jules Posner, Mary Van Note, Imaginary Radio, Jesse Elias
plus visiting guests: Nate Craig, Brandie Posey & Brendan McGowan

September 14th: Joey Devine, Kaseem Bentley, Land Smith, Natasha Muse, Ray Molina, Sad Vicious, Scott Capurro

September 21st: Sean Keane, Kelly Anneken, Kate Willett, Jesse Fernandez, Casey Ley, Anna Seregina. plus visiting guests Brock Wilbur, Xander Deveaux, Rick Wood.

September 28th: Andrew Holmgren, Miles K, Clare O’Kane, David Gborie, Caitlin Gill

cyniccave:

CYNIC CAVE LIVE RECORDING SCHEDULE FOR BURGER RECORDS COMPILATION

The standup comedy series that began in the basement of the beloved Mission District video store Lost Weekend has expanded to a comedy album. Co-producers George Chen and Kevin O’Shea join forces with San Francisco musician Garett Goddard and Burger Records to document the weekly Cynic Cave showcase on classic cassette format! The recording sessions will be happening every Saturday in September highlighting a select group of Bay Area comedians.

Started in July 2012, The Cynic Cave is arguably the best time you’ll have in a video store in the Mission all year. We just celebrated one year of existence which has included sets from comedians around the world and guest sets from the likes of Bobcat Goldthwait and W. Kamau Bell. 

Here’s a calendar of the upcoming recordings happening at Cynic Cave in September for this recording series.

Show times are 8 PM and price is $10 

all located at 1034 Valencia Street, San Francisco CA 94110.

Tickets can be purchased online via Eventbrite. http://cyniccave.eventbrite.com/

http://www.facebook.com/CynicCave

http://twitter.com/Cyniccave

Burger Records http://www.burgerrecords.org/

 

September 7th: Alison Stevenson, Brendan Lynch, Cameron Vannini, Joe Gorman, Jules Posner, Mary Van Note, Imaginary Radio, Jesse Elias

plus visiting guests: Nate Craig, Brandie Posey & Brendan McGowan

September 14th: Joey Devine, Kaseem Bentley, Land Smith, Natasha Muse, Ray Molina, Sad Vicious, Scott Capurro

September 21st: Sean Keane, Kelly Anneken, Kate Willett, Jesse Fernandez, Casey Ley, Anna Seregina. plus visiting guests Brock Wilbur, Xander Deveaux, Rick Wood.

September 28th: Andrew Holmgren, Miles K, Clare O’Kane, David Gborie, Caitlin Gill


"You have the right to remain silent… for an uncomfortably long period of time. Anything you say or do will be considered art."

- George Chen reading the Miranda (July) Rights @ Amnesia [Paraphrase]

"You have the right to remain silent… for an uncomfortably long period of time. Anything you say or do will be considered art."

- George Chen reading the Miranda (July) Rights @ Amnesia [Paraphrase]

(Source: dilabar)

8/31. The Associates Comedy Showcase @ 1772 Market St. SF. 10pm. $20. Featuring Pat Garvey, Jason Violation, George Chen, Stevie Post, Dirty Mike, Rudy O, Rolf Skar and OJ Patterson. Hosted by Jabari Davis. Tickets Available: Here.
[Shameless self promotion! I love working with Jabari (it’s almost 3 years to the day he gave me my first Purple Onion spot). I consider him a brother, brother, brother (close comedy friend, who looks out for me, and is also African American). I also love like doing long sets. I also like people knowing and possibly attending the show. Please spread the word, please buy tickets (even if you can’t come), and please come out.]

8/31. The Associates Comedy Showcase @ 1772 Market St. SF. 10pm. $20. Featuring Pat Garvey, Jason Violation, George Chen, Stevie Post, Dirty Mike, Rudy O, Rolf Skar and OJ Patterson. Hosted by Jabari Davis. Tickets Available: Here.

[Shameless self promotion! I love working with Jabari (it’s almost 3 years to the day he gave me my first Purple Onion spot). I consider him a brother, brother, brother (close comedy friend, who looks out for me, and is also African American). I also love like doing long sets. I also like people knowing and possibly attending the show. Please spread the word, please buy tickets (even if you can’t come), and please come out.]