"I love the rainy season because when a raindrop hits an afro it looks like a diamond."

Shanti Charan @ iL Pirata [Paraphrase]

Il Pirata (12/7/2012) by Kiko Briez
[L2R: Gary Hughes, Mario Montes, Tony Sparks, Stefani Silverman, Shanti Charan, Jason Zelt, Kate Willett, Mike Olson and Juan Carlos] 

Il Pirata (12/7/2012) by Kiko Briez

[L2R: Gary Hughes, Mario Montes, Tony Sparks, Stefani Silverman, Shanti Charan, Jason Zelt, Kate Willett, Mike Olson and Juan Carlos] 

"Toy Story Story" by Papp Johnson. Recorded Live at Il Pirata. 


"I’ve recently named my dick "Barack Obama", because it won’t live up to your expecations… but it will get the job done!"

- Matt Lieb @ iL Pirata [Paraphrase]

"I’ve recently named my dick "Barack Obama", because it won’t live up to your expecations… but it will get the job done!"

- Matt Lieb @ iL Pirata [Paraphrase]

Clare O’Kane impersonating Papp Johnson @ iL Pirata. 

Clare O’Kane impersonating Papp Johnson @ iL Pirata. 

11/2. Six Foot Funny (OJ Headlining) @ il Pirata. 2006 16th St. SF. 8pm. Free. Featuring Matt Lieb, Papp Johnson, Kevin Munroe, Gloria Magana and special guest Clare O’Kane. Hosted by the Godfather of San Francisco Comedy, Tony Sparks. Presented by Speech Therapy. 

11/2. Six Foot Funny (OJ Headlining) @ il Pirata. 2006 16th St. SF. 8pm. Free. Featuring Matt Lieb, Papp Johnson, Kevin Munroe, Gloria Magana and special guest Clare O’Kane. Hosted by the Godfather of San Francisco Comedy, Tony Sparks. Presented by Speech Therapy. 

10/5. Speech Therapy 7 Year Anniversary @ iL Pirata. 2007 16th St. SF. 9PM. Free. Featuring Rudy O, Shanti Charan, Leah Eva, and Marcus Miles. Hosted by Tony Sparks. Music by DJ Myke One. More Information: Here. 

10/5. Speech Therapy 7 Year Anniversary @ iL Pirata. 2007 16th St. SF. 9PM. Free. Featuring Rudy O, Shanti Charan, Leah Eva, and Marcus Miles. Hosted by Tony Sparks. Music by DJ Myke One. More Information: Here

Mean Dave: Il Pirata Gong Show Champion

Mean Dave: Il Pirata Gong Show Champion

9/7. Luke Lockfeld DVD Taping @ iL Pirata. 2007 16th St. SF. 9PM. Free. 

The mischievous prodigy, Luke Lockfeld, is on a tear currently. Performing with Rappin’ 4-Tay, on Hippy Hill for 420, and constantly beating authority at every turn. With five years under his belt, and a marquee year, Luke Lockfeld shall place stoner pontifications on wax (i.e. DVD) at San Francisco’s hottest after-hours comedy venue: iL Pirata. Come for the party, stay for the history.

9/7. Luke Lockfeld DVD Taping @ iL Pirata. 2007 16th St. SF. 9PM. Free. 

The mischievous prodigy, Luke Lockfeld, is on a tear currently. Performing with Rappin’ 4-Tay, on Hippy Hill for 420, and constantly beating authority at every turn. With five years under his belt, and a marquee year, Luke Lockfeld shall place stoner pontifications on wax (i.e. DVD) at San Francisco’s hottest after-hours comedy venue: iL Pirata. Come for the party, stay for the history.

8/3. The Gong Show (Comedy Competition) @ iL Pirata. 2007 16th St. SF. 9pm. Free. Judges: Kaseem Bentley, Stroy Moyd, Letty Tijerina. Special Guest: Donald Lacy. Presented by Speech Therapy. 

Stand-Up comedians try to complete a 5 minute set in front of a panel of distinguished judges/veteran comedians for trophy, some cash & prizes. w/ host Tony Sparks + a special guest performance by DONALD LACY (BET’s Comic View & KPOO radio personality) FREE !

8/3. The Gong Show (Comedy Competition) @ iL Pirata. 2007 16th St. SF. 9pm. Free. Judges: Kaseem Bentley, Stroy Moyd, Letty Tijerina. Special Guest: Donald Lacy. Presented by Speech Therapy. 

Stand-Up comedians try to complete a 5 minute set in front of a panel of distinguished judges/veteran comedians for trophy, some cash & prizes. w/ host Tony Sparks + a special guest performance by DONALD LACY (BET’s Comic View & KPOO radio personality) FREE !