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 !

Karinda Dobbins and Shanti Charan @ iL Pirata 

Karinda Dobbins and Shanti Charan @ iL Pirata 


Fuck morning people, they’re voting for Romney… don’t let them hold your drugs.

- Marga Gomez, on not being a morning person @ iL Pirata [Paraphrase]
Photo by Rachael Shapiro

Fuck morning people, they’re voting for Romney… don’t let them hold your drugs.

- Marga Gomez, on not being a morning person @ iL Pirata [Paraphrase]

Photo by Rachael Shapiro


I love forced sympathy.

- Amy Miller after announcing a recent break-up @ iL Pirata
[Photo by OJ Patterson]

I love forced sympathy.

- Amy Miller after announcing a recent break-up @ iL Pirata

[Photo by OJ Patterson]

"Never fuck a comic or a drummer."

— Tony Sparks’ advice to women @ iL Pirata

Jabari Davis @ iL Pirata by Raun Harris

Jabari Davis @ iL Pirata by Raun Harris

Keith D is pompadourable. 

Keith D is pompadourable. 

Daryus Monday, Kaseem Bentley and Jabari Davis by Kiko Briez 

Daryus Monday, Kaseem Bentley and Jabari Davis by Kiko Briez 


Purple is the gateway drug to lavender and lilac!

- David Gborie’s sober recollection of intoxicated thoughts @ iL Pirata

Purple is the gateway drug to lavender and lilac!

- David Gborie’s sober recollection of intoxicated thoughts @ iL Pirata


They say “don’t let the bed bugs bite” but if you have bed bugs, and you sleep on that bed, they will bite you. That phrase should be changed to “sleep on the floor”.

- Luke Lockfeld @ Il Pirata 

They say “don’t let the bed bugs bite” but if you have bed bugs, and you sleep on that bed, they will bite you. That phrase should be changed to “sleep on the floor”.

- Luke Lockfeld @ Il Pirata