Basement Legends [Full]. Written and Directed by Jabari Davis

Story of the Historical Purple Onion Comedy Club, and Producer/Comedian Jabari Davis’s intertwined fates.

(Available Until 4/24).

3/21. Trending Topics w/ Dustin Hempstead @ SIP Bar & Lounge. 787 Broadway St. SF. 9PM. $10. Featuring Jabari Davis, Jesse Hett, Kaseem Bentley, Zach Chap, Nick Palm and Trevor Hill. Produced by Baby Boy Productions. 

The night is hosted by Dustin Hempstead with a lineup of up and coming local comedians whose acts will bebased on the day’s hottest trending topics from Twitter and the news, competing for audiences’ vote to return the following month as reigning champion.

3/21. Trending Topics w/ Dustin Hempstead @ SIP Bar & Lounge. 787 Broadway St. SF. 9PM. $10. Featuring Jabari Davis, Jesse Hett, Kaseem Bentley, Zach Chap, Nick Palm and Trevor Hill. Produced by Baby Boy Productions

The night is hosted by Dustin Hempstead with a lineup of up and coming local comedians whose acts will bebased on the day’s hottest trending topics from Twitter and the news, competing for audiences’ vote to return the following month as reigning champion.

Basement Legends" Trailer, a film detailing the Jabari Davis and Associates movement, the history of San Francisco comedy and the last era of the original Purple Onion.

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"It’s lonely being the only nigga on a shopping spree"

- Jabari Davis @ Space 1582 [Paraphrase]

"Basement Legends" (excerpt), a documentary film about Jabari Davis and Associates @ The Purple Onion. 

Amy Miller, 12 Minutes at the Purple Onion. 

10/6. Get Yucked Up w/ Jabari Davis @ Dirty Trix Saloon. 408 Clement St. SF. Free. 9PM. Featuring Pharoah Daniels, Anna Seregina and Andrew Holmgren. Hosted by David Gborie.

10/6. Get Yucked Up w/ Jabari Davis @ Dirty Trix Saloon. 408 Clement St. SF. Free. 9PM. Featuring Pharoah Daniels, Anna Seregina and Andrew Holmgren. Hosted by David Gborie.

9/26. Paco Romane headlines @ Make-Out Room. 3225 22nd St. SF. 8pm. $7-$10. Featuring Ben Feldman, Jabari Davis, Colleen Watson, Joe Gorman and hosted by Mary-Alice McNab. Tickets and Information: Here. 

9/26. Paco Romane headlines @ Make-Out Room. 3225 22nd St. SF. 8pm. $7-$10. Featuring Ben Feldman, Jabari Davis, Colleen Watson, Joe Gorman and hosted by Mary-Alice McNab. Tickets and Information: Here


Butthole tastes like butthole, there’s no getting around it. And you can quote me on that. 

- Clare O’Kane @ Purple Onion
[Photo by Jabari Davis]

Butthole tastes like butthole, there’s no getting around it. And you can quote me on that. 

- Clare O’Kane @ Purple Onion

[Photo by Jabari Davis]

Room Review: So You’ve Been Invited to the Purple Onion

You shift uncomfortably from foot to foot, queued on the sidewalk adjacent to a steamy Italian cafe. Quickly losing patience, which you’ve arguably never had, you’re inundated with idle conversations in a quagmire of unified strangers. Ostensibly waiting for comedy, truthfully you’re here for a single comedian, whom, is actually your charismatic co-worker, or your drug dealer, or your unhinged grandmother with a new lease on life. The Purple Onion straddles the coasts of the jostling Chinatown and North Beach’s unchecked vitality. Slinky couples clutch and shuffle through the habitat of urban smear mired in San Francisco’s classic, cellophane gray. As the proxy collective pulses forward, around and down a cumbersome staircase (very safe), and each individual is tolled by the ticket taker, the night’s makeup couldn’t be more smeared.

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