John Hoogasian by. Imran G

John Hoogasian by. Imran G

"What’s that? Keep drinking? Okay."

— John Hoogasian, talking to his beer.

John Hoogasian 

Tonight: Big Al’s Big Ass Comedy Jam @ John Colins. 138 Minna. SF. 9 PM. $5. Featuring John Hoogasian, Chris Storin, Josef Anolin, Sammy Obeid, Justin Harrison and more. Hosted by. Big Al Gonzales. 
[Good showcase with more than capable performers, for the people who need a Wednesday activity now that LOST is off the air.]

Tonight: Big Al’s Big Ass Comedy Jam @ John Colins. 138 Minna. SF. 9 PM. $5. Featuring John Hoogasian, Chris Storin, Josef Anolin, Sammy Obeid, Justin Harrison and more. Hosted by. Big Al Gonzales. 

[Good showcase with more than capable performers, for the people who need a Wednesday activity now that LOST is off the air.]

New Years Eve Local Comedy Overview

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.)

Happy Bluesday Bay Area Comedy News 12/22/2010

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!. )

Justin Harrison, Kris Tinkle, John Hoogasian, and Big Al Gonzalez

Justin Harrison, Kris Tinkle, John Hoogasian, and Big Al Gonzalez

Tonight @ The Purple Onion. Just Funny Friday w/ Justin Harrison. 140 Columbus Ave. San Francisco. $20. 8 PM. Featuring John Hoogasian, Joey Devine, Josef Anolin, Ben Kolina, and Dave Deluca. (Tickets available at the door)

(A lot of J’s: John, Justin, Joes, Jokes, Joy. Shake off your food coma and go support some great comedians.)

Tonight @ The Purple Onion. Just Funny Friday w/ Justin Harrison. 140 Columbus Ave. San Francisco. $20. 8 PM. Featuring John Hoogasian, Joey Devine, Josef Anolin, Ben Kolina, and Dave Deluca. (Tickets available at the door)

(A lot of J’s: John, Justin, Joes, Jokes, Joy. Shake off your food coma and go support some great comedians.)

John Hoogasian by. Dan Dion (BOOYAH!)

John Hoogasian by. Dan Dion (BOOYAH!)

Room Review: Tin Reverbating Comedy (McGrath’s Pub)

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.

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