5/2. Matt Lieb Headlines @ iL Pirata. 2007 16th St. SF. 9:30PM. Free. Featuring Kaseem Bentley, Steve Lee, Kimberly Rose Wendt, and hosted by Tony Spark. Dance Party Afterwards with DJ Myke One. Presented by Local Folks.

[It’s amazing to see Matt Lieb on such a great run. Sketch comedy, podcasting, stand-up [see above] caressing his craft with a nearly Midas touch. I don’t want to jinx him, but this is going to be Matt Lieb on full blast. Il Pirata is a good fight—rowdy, distracted audiences that would break lesser comedians—and Matt trives in such frenetic energy with a plucky likability. Highly recommended.]

5/2. Matt Lieb Headlines @ iL Pirata. 2007 16th St. SF. 9:30PM. Free. Featuring Kaseem Bentley, Steve Lee, Kimberly Rose Wendt, and hosted by Tony Spark. Dance Party Afterwards with DJ Myke One. Presented by Local Folks.

[It’s amazing to see Matt Lieb on such a great run. Sketch comedy, podcasting, stand-up [see above] caressing his craft with a nearly Midas touch. I don’t want to jinx him, but this is going to be Matt Lieb on full blast. Il Pirata is a good fight—rowdy, distracted audiences that would break lesser comedians—and Matt trives in such frenetic energy with a plucky likability. Highly recommended.]

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2/7. 100th Comedy Show @ iL Pirata. 2007 16th St. SF. 9:30PM. Free. Featuring Jabari Davis, Kaseem Bentley, Marcella Arguello, Paco Romane, Frankie Quinones and more. Funcheap. Facebook. 
kikobreiz:

Our 100th Monthly Showcase is Friday Feb 7th #SaveTheDate #sfcomedy Thanks for all the support!

2/7. 100th Comedy Show @ iL Pirata. 2007 16th St. SF. 9:30PM. Free. Featuring Jabari Davis, Kaseem Bentley, Marcella Arguello, Paco Romane, Frankie Quinones and more. Funcheap. Facebook

kikobreiz:

Our 100th Monthly Showcase is Friday Feb 7th #SaveTheDate #sfcomedy Thanks for all the support!

Favorite Things of Last Night: David Gborie @ iL Pirata

"Why would you pay $100 [a month] for an iPhone if you aren’t gonna look at titties?"

David Gborie's incredulous riffing on mobile pornography @ iL Pirata [Paraphrase]


"Ready to Bomb (27 Minutes)" by Johan Miranda, a mini comedy special recorded at Il Pirata in San Francisco. 
[Johan has long been a sibling that inspired fierce loyalty, envy and legitimate spine-altering laughs in the Bay Area. He’s insanely good, glaring example of “work harder” and “doubt less”. In a bold move he recorded and produced a special at iL Pirata, one of the City’s rowdiest rooms, resulting in a capsule of undeniable promise.]

"Ready to Bomb (27 Minutes)" by Johan Miranda, a mini comedy special recorded at Il Pirata in San Francisco. 

[Johan has long been a sibling that inspired fierce loyalty, envy and legitimate spine-altering laughs in the Bay Area. He’s insanely good, glaring example of “work harder” and “doubt less”. In a bold move he recorded and produced a special at iL Pirata, one of the City’s rowdiest rooms, resulting in a capsule of undeniable promise.]

Tonight: Free Comedy w/ Johan Miranda @ Il Pirata. 2007 16th St. SF. Featuring Marcella Arguello, Brendan Lynch, Nicole Calasich, and Michael D’Bey. Hosted by the legendary Godfather of Comedy: Tony Sparks.

IL Pirata’s Year Ending Comedy Show Featuring -Comedian/Writer JOHAN MIRANDA Since his comedy debut in September of 2010, Johan Miranda has performed at L.A.’s famous Comedy Store, Cobbs Comedy Club, the San Jose Improv, & the 142 Throckmorton Theatre. He placed 2nd in San Francisco’s 2011 Walk the Plank Comedy Competition and has been featured in the 2012 Santa Cruz Fringe Festival. He is terrified of spiders. 

Tonight: Free Comedy w/ Johan Miranda @ Il Pirata. 2007 16th St. SF. Featuring Marcella Arguello, Brendan Lynch, Nicole Calasich, and Michael D’Bey. Hosted by the legendary Godfather of Comedy: Tony Sparks.

IL Pirata’s Year Ending Comedy Show Featuring 

-Comedian/Writer JOHAN MIRANDA 
Since his comedy debut in September of 2010, Johan Miranda has performed at L.A.’s famous Comedy Store, Cobbs Comedy Club, the San Jose Improv, & the 142 Throckmorton Theatre. He placed 2nd in San Francisco’s 2011 Walk the Plank Comedy Competition and has been featured in the 2012 Santa Cruz Fringe Festival. He is terrified of spiders. 

10/4. iL Pirata Comedy 8 Year Anniversary @ iL Pirata. 2007 16th St. 9pm. Free. Featuring Jabari Davis, Tony Sparks, Rudy O, David Gborie, Frankie Quinones, Clay Newman, Sean Keane, Karinda Dobbins, Shanti Charan, Eloisa Bravo, Yayne Abeba, Anthony Medina.
[I don’t know a more underground gem in the City than the monthly comedy showcase at iL Pirata. It’s kind of intimidating: nestled in the amber-slick off shoot of Portrero Hill; a pub-ish maze of aged leather seats and old souls; an ambiguous round of chairs circled by booths; an inherent casualness bordering on uncertainty. It all requires a level of commitment, to settle down, to nestle, to anticipate. The show never starts early, the subsequent dancing is sometimes forgotten, but in between — especially on anniversary shows — is a solid block of gold. It’s the 3-hour comedy festival, the after hours Comedy Day, the alternative “Sunday Showcase”; it’s every San Francisco Bay Area tradition wrapped up into a single instance. Go early, stay for the long haul, have a few drinks and tell me iL Pirata’s Anniversary show is anything you’ve ever experienced before in your life. If you claim me “wrong”, you’d be a liar, a fool or both, but you’ll also extremely satisfied.]

10/4. iL Pirata Comedy 8 Year Anniversary @ iL Pirata. 2007 16th St. 9pm. Free. Featuring Jabari Davis, Tony Sparks, Rudy O, David Gborie, Frankie Quinones, Clay Newman, Sean Keane, Karinda Dobbins, Shanti Charan, Eloisa Bravo, Yayne Abeba, Anthony Medina.

[I don’t know a more underground gem in the City than the monthly comedy showcase at iL Pirata. It’s kind of intimidating: nestled in the amber-slick off shoot of Portrero Hill; a pub-ish maze of aged leather seats and old souls; an ambiguous round of chairs circled by booths; an inherent casualness bordering on uncertainty. It all requires a level of commitment, to settle down, to nestle, to anticipate. The show never starts early, the subsequent dancing is sometimes forgotten, but in between — especially on anniversary shows — is a solid block of gold. It’s the 3-hour comedy festival, the after hours Comedy Day, the alternative “Sunday Showcase”; it’s every San Francisco Bay Area tradition wrapped up into a single instance. Go early, stay for the long haul, have a few drinks and tell me iL Pirata’s Anniversary show is anything you’ve ever experienced before in your life. If you claim me “wrong”, you’d be a liar, a fool or both, but you’ll also extremely satisfied.]

The 16th St. Comedy Crawl, 3 Free Shows Within 1.5 Miles, Coming in August 22. More Details Soon. 

The 16th St. Comedy Crawl, 3 Free Shows Within 1.5 Miles, Coming in August 22. More Details Soon. 

1/4. Free Comedy @ il Pirata. 2006 16th St. SF. 8pm. Free. Featuring Carlos Rodriguez, Rudy Ortiz, Veronica Porras, Sergio Barajas, Pete Munoz and Gloria Magana. Hosted by the Godfather of San Francisco Comedy, Tony Sparks. Presented by Speech Therapy.

1/4. Free Comedy @ il Pirata. 2006 16th St. SF. 8pm. Free. Featuring Carlos Rodriguez, Rudy Ortiz, Veronica Porras, Sergio Barajas, Pete Munoz and Gloria Magana. Hosted by the Godfather of San Francisco Comedy, Tony Sparks. Presented by Speech Therapy.

"You rarely see lesbians with bad teeth because pussy juice is good for the gums."

— Tony Sparks @ iL Pirata [Paraphrase]

Speech Therapy/iL Pirata alums. 

Speech Therapy/iL Pirata alums.