[by Lili Loofbourow]

9/16. Previously Secret Information @ Stage Werx Theater. 446 Valencia St. SF. 7PM. $15. Featuring Joe Klocek, Heather Gold, Caitlin Gill, and Keith Lowell Jensen. Tickets Available: Here.

PREVIOUSLY SECRET INFORMATION is a comic storytelling series. It’s not stand-up comedy. It’s not traditional storytelling. It’s not even a mixture of the two. It’s something else. The producers of this monthly series, Bruce Pachtman, Joe Klocek and Ty McKenzie, seek out people who are willing to tell the whole story. They welcome the comedy but want storytellers who will also include the frightening, disastrous, and even tragic aspects of a story.
Spinning Failure Into Comedic Gold:  
Four very funny (and complicated) tales from four of the Bay Area’s top storytellers
“It’s Not Just Me”
Heather Gold
Without warning my marriage broke apart. My car was packed with everything I owned. I drove up north to Canada through the Hudson Valley and into a man. Literally.
“Not for Rehire”
Keith Lowell Jensen
Jensen ended up in comedy by failing at literally every other job open to a high school drop out. He was fired from or quit over 30 jobs before his 30th birthday and while there is no doubt that many managers and owners wanted to strike him over the years only one of his employers dared to live the dream. This is the story of that punch in the face and the type of revenge avaliable to a smart alec with too much time on his hands.
“I’m Just Down”
Caitlin Gill
Kissing ladies in a church, on a stage and finally on purpose.
“On the Road…”
Joe Klocek
In part three of Joe’s ongoing essay of life on the road, he gets a little closer to home, this time Skyping from Sacramento. Tired, worn out and ready for home, he comes to you live from the Sacramento Punch Line.

9/16. Previously Secret Information @ Stage Werx Theater. 446 Valencia St. SF. 7PM. $15. Featuring Joe Klocek, Heather Gold, Caitlin Gill, and Keith Lowell Jensen. Tickets Available: Here.

PREVIOUSLY SECRET INFORMATION is a comic storytelling series. It’s not stand-up comedy. It’s not traditional storytelling. It’s not even a mixture of the two. It’s something else. The producers of this monthly series, Bruce Pachtman, Joe Klocek and Ty McKenzie, seek out people who are willing to tell the whole story. They welcome the comedy but want storytellers who will also include the frightening, disastrous, and even tragic aspects of a story.

Spinning Failure Into Comedic Gold:  

Four very funny (and complicated) tales from four of the Bay Area’s top storytellers

“It’s Not Just Me”

Heather Gold

Without warning my marriage broke apart. My car was packed with everything I owned. I drove up north to Canada through the Hudson Valley and into a man. Literally.

“Not for Rehire”

Keith Lowell Jensen

Jensen ended up in comedy by failing at literally every other job open to a high school drop out. He was fired from or quit over 30 jobs before his 30th birthday and while there is no doubt that many managers and owners wanted to strike him over the years only one of his employers dared to live the dream. This is the story of that punch in the face and the type of revenge avaliable to a smart alec with too much time on his hands.

“I’m Just Down”

Caitlin Gill

Kissing ladies in a church, on a stage and finally on purpose.

“On the Road…”

Joe Klocek

In part three of Joe’s ongoing essay of life on the road, he gets a little closer to home, this time Skyping from Sacramento. Tired, worn out and ready for home, he comes to you live from the Sacramento Punch Line.

5/7. Final Comedy Super PAC @ Hemlock Tavern. 1131 Polk St. SF. $5. 7PM. Featuring W. Kamau Bell, Nato Green, Kevin O’Shea, Alex Koll and Heather Gold. 

Two of the Bay Area’s best and most renowned comedians, Nato Green and W. Kamau Bell, have come together —- OK, who are we kidding? They‘re not that often apart from each other —- to present a new weekly stand-up comedy showcase in one of San Francisco’s coolest alternative comedy venues, The Hemlock Tavern. The show is called Comedy SuperPAC. Like any SuperPAC, its mission is to foist unlimited good comedy on San Francisco audiences and then to funnel unlimited money (or at least a portion of the proceeds) to a great cause. For the first run of weekly shows from March 12-May 7, this huge bag of cash is going to the Applied Research Center known for its online magazine, Colorlines.com. 

5/7. Final Comedy Super PAC @ Hemlock Tavern. 1131 Polk St. SF. $5. 7PM. Featuring W. Kamau Bell, Nato Green, Kevin O’Shea, Alex Koll and Heather Gold. 

Two of the Bay Area’s best and most renowned comedians, Nato Green and W. Kamau Bell, have come together —- OK, who are we kidding? They‘re not that often apart from each other —- to present a new weekly stand-up comedy showcase in one of San Francisco’s coolest alternative comedy venues, The Hemlock Tavern. The show is called Comedy SuperPAC. Like any SuperPAC, its mission is to foist unlimited good comedy on San Francisco audiences and then to funnel unlimited money (or at least a portion of the proceeds) to a great cause. For the first run of weekly shows from March 12-May 7, this huge bag of cash is going to the Applied Research Center known for its online magazine, Colorlines.com. 

5/1. Tuesdays Are Jillarious [Mother] @ Tommy T’s Showroom. 1000 Van Ness. SF. $10. 7:30PM. Featuring Heather Gold, Dhaya Lakshminarayanan, Anita Drieseberg, Dave Deluca, Rebecca Arthur, Gina Ritter, Danny Dechi and Susan Maletta. Hosted by Jill Bourque. Free Tickets Available: Here.

Exciting news! We’ve tweaked the Jillarious format. Now we have a new theme each week with both stories and stand-up. Plus, we’re recording each show for a podcast. And just like in my interview-improv show How We First Met, we’ll hear audience stories (based on that week’s theme) and improvise them on the spot.
This show is lousy with pure talent! Things heat up when Heather Gold and her Jewish mother go on a hot air balloon ride. In a world of lypo and Photoshop, Dhaya Lakshminarayanan’s Indian immigrant mother believes being called fat is a compliment. Anita Drieseberg’s 86 year old German-Catholic mother says the darndest things! With more mama-themed stories and stand-up by Dave DeLuca, Rebecca Arthur, Gina Ritter, Danny Dechi, and Susan Maletta. Plus improvised audience stories. Hosted by Jill Bourque.

5/1. Tuesdays Are Jillarious [Mother] @ Tommy T’s Showroom. 1000 Van Ness. SF. $10. 7:30PM. Featuring Heather Gold, Dhaya Lakshminarayanan, Anita Drieseberg, Dave Deluca, Rebecca Arthur, Gina Ritter, Danny Dechi and Susan Maletta. Hosted by Jill Bourque. Free Tickets Available: Here.

Exciting news! We’ve tweaked the Jillarious format. Now we have a new theme each week with both stories and stand-up. Plus, we’re recording each show for a podcast. And just like in my interview-improv show How We First Met, we’ll hear audience stories (based on that week’s theme) and improvise them on the spot.

This show is lousy with pure talent! Things heat up when Heather Gold and her Jewish mother go on a hot air balloon ride. In a world of lypo and Photoshop, Dhaya Lakshminarayanan’s Indian immigrant mother believes being called fat is a compliment. Anita Drieseberg’s 86 year old German-Catholic mother says the darndest things! With more mama-themed stories and stand-up by Dave DeLuca, Rebecca Arthur, Gina Ritter, Danny Dechi, and Susan Maletta. Plus improvised audience stories. Hosted by Jill Bourque.