— John Hoogasian, talking to his beer.
New Queers Eve w/ David Hawkins @ Club 93. 93 Ninth & Mission. $7. 10 PM. Featuring iLs Goldbarg, Tony Koester, Morgan, Ricky Luna and more. (DJ’s, Dancing, and Midnight Toast)
Just Funny New Years w/ Justin Harrison. 140 Columbus Ave. Shows @ 7:30 and 10 PM. $25-$35. Featuring Big Al Gonzales, Kevin Camia, John Hoogasian, Josef Anolin, Butch Escobar, Dash Kwiatkowski, Arnie Ponce, and more. (Historic Venue. Great Headliners.)
Comedy on the Square w/ Michael Meehan @ The Actors Theater. 855 Bush St. SF. $40. 16+. Featuring Tony Sparks, Kaseem Bentley, Big Al Gonzalez, Eric Cash and Joe King (San Francisco’s own in a very classy engagement. Classy like study hall.)
New Year Eve Loft Party w/ Hence Singleton. 3240 Peralta St. Comedy and Dancing. Comics Wanting Stage Time, Contact Hence Singleton. (Casual East Bay comedy function. Photo by. Shawn Robbins.)
Comedy Off Broadway Oakland @ Miss Pearl’s Jam House. 1 Broadway @ Jack London Square. OAK. 9 PM. $15-$20. Featuring Rolly Moe, Phil Johnson, Chris Storin, Joe Nguyen, Aundre the Wonderwoman, Mike Spiegelman, Joe Gleckler, Samson Koletkar, and “Chicago Steve” Barkley
Greg Proops @ The Punchline. 444 Battery St. 7:30 - 10 PM. $50. Also featuring Tony Camin and Nato Green. (Some of the sharpest comedians around, performing in the beautiful San Francisco Punchline.)
High Street Station Cafe. 1303 High Street. Alameda, CA. 7:30 PM. $5. Featuring Joe Nguyen, Karen Smyth, Kelly McCarron and Edwin Li. Hosted by. Tom Anderson
BE FUNNY open mic @ The New Parish. 579 18th St. Oakland, CA. Sign Ups @ 7 PM. Show @ 8 PM. Organized by. Bryant Hicks. Hosted by. Christopher Riggins. (It will be my first time at the New Parish tonight. All new bit as well. )
Rockit Room Open Mic. 406 Clement St. SF. 7:30-10 PM. Free 99. (Pencils!)
SYLVAN OPEN IMPROV. 7:30 PM. Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission St. SF. Free.99 (Always a good time whilst thinking on one’s feet)
Blue Room @ Club 93 (on 9th St.). 10-12 P.M. 21+. SF. Hosted by David Hawkins. (Big comic hang out. Late, late nights).
Layover Comedy. 1517 Franklin. Oakland. 8:30. 21+. No Cover. Hosted by Mike Spiegelman. Featuring Natasha Muse, Donny Divanian, Amir Malekpour, Joey Devine and more. (What, what!. )
Alameda (“Didn’t they shoot episodes of Scooby Doo here?” – Roman Leo)
Alameda has an interesting place in the Bay Area balance. Not quite Oakland, not quite Berkeley, not quite Orinda, not quite Richmond, it’s a rustic island of wood, steel, glass and street lights. With its well kept patios and eclectic collection of white people (and minorities who keep it real), Alameda is deceptive. What could this ghost-naval-island-town offer to the world at large besides a franchise of La Pinata, a community college, two adjacent dance studios, and creepy dilapidated buildings? Well, on Wednesday nights at McGrath’s Pub, the East Bay middle child offers comedy.