Daily Random: (11/18/2013)
courtingcomedy:

Marga Gomez by Janice Rickert

[Originally Posted August 16, 2012]

Daily Random: (11/18/2013)

courtingcomedy:

Marga Gomez by Janice Rickert

[Originally Posted August 16, 2012]

Courting Comedy Spotify Playlist: (9/27/2013)

Spotify is a thing. I use it a lot and it’s getting popular (as evident of the consistent notifications of late-adopting friends joining). Also, there’s a lot of great comedy on the service (still no AST releases though). So with that in mind, here is a highlight of my week in Bay Area Comedy, through the Spotify catalogue.

1. "The 99 Cent Pregnancy Test" by Moshe Kasher. Kash Money is playing Sunnyvale’s Rooster T. Feathers this weekend. While his career has taken him to the highest and farthest reaches of comedy, it’s really fun to hear him figuring it out on his debut album: Everyone You Know Will DIe and Then You Are! Here’s a stand out track from that material, and for entertaining contrast, listen to its contextual sequel.

2. "The Pocket Crisis" by Marga Gomez. Gomez is San Francisco royalty. She recently closed shop at Comedy Bodega (exceptional comedy in the middle of the Mission), but long before that (1997) she released an album! Her trademark affability is brilliantly on display.

3. "Men and Women" by Sammy Obeid. You don’t have to read Courting Comedy to know about the exploits of Sammy Obeid. He’s literally taken the comedy world by storm, and in doing so, gave context to his success with the release of “Get Funny or Die Tryin’.” Here’s one of its many highlights.

4. "Gay on Accident, Oops!" by Keith Lowell Jensen. Last week, I saw Keith at the Sacramento Comedy Festival. I’ve been a fan of Keith’s talent and gusto from the giddy up but we live so far away from each other! Check out KLJ’s latest album - Elf Orgy- in addition to his two previous (also available on Spotify).

5. "Emily Heller" by Laugh Skull Comedy Festival. I miss Emily Heller. I just do.

6. "Penises and Lollipops" by Baron Vaughn. Baron is at the SF Punch this weekend, and, sadly, I will not be able to see one of my favorite comedians ever. Nonetheless, his rhythmic imagination crystallizes an earworm of comedic prowess. Listen to this and you’ll never get the song out of your head. (Also, “Cat People” is equally inescapable)

7. "I Don’t Feel Good / Vegetarian Option" by Tom Papa. It seems juvenile to love Tom Papa as much as I do. Not to discredit his comedy, — currently playing at Pleasanton’s Tommy T’s Steakhouse — but my reverence stems entirely from seeing him as a child, do an excellent 30-minutes of stand-up on Comedy Central. His talent lays wasted in my ignorance, but the vapors of “Tommy Salami” always makes me smile.

9/26. Comedy Bodega Final Show @ Esta Noche. 3079 16th St. SF. Free. 8pm. Featuring Marga Gomez, Scott Capurro, Kim Diaz and Mario Montes.
[Thursday marks the end of an era, and a shift of the garb. Comedy shows come and go but anything lasting over a year deserves respectful recognition. Comedy Bodega needs an extra “umph”: two years on an off night, for free, with one of the premier comics in San Francisco’s history —Marga Gomez. Gomez is a force in aspects of the word, and if you’re a fan of comedy, you’re a fan of Marga and since you’re a fan of Marga, you should check out this sendoff show with Bay Area Comedy Legend, Scott Capurro.]

9/26. Comedy Bodega Final Show @ Esta Noche. 3079 16th St. SF. Free. 8pm. Featuring Marga Gomez, Scott Capurro, Kim Diaz and Mario Montes.

[Thursday marks the end of an era, and a shift of the garb. Comedy shows come and go but anything lasting over a year deserves respectful recognition. Comedy Bodega needs an extra “umph”: two years on an off night, for free, with one of the premier comics in San Francisco’s history —Marga Gomez. Gomez is a force in aspects of the word, and if you’re a fan of comedy, you’re a fan of Marga and since you’re a fan of Marga, you should check out this sendoff show with Bay Area Comedy Legend, Scott Capurro.]

comedybodega:

Only 3 Comedy Bodega’s Left and They WILL BE AWESOME!

[Time is slipping away from you. If you’ve been to Marga Gomez’s brand of comedy at Esta Noche, you know she’s unbeatable as a performer/producer/host. If you’ve never been, you should check it out.]

comedybodega:

Only 3 Comedy Bodega’s Left and They WILL BE AWESOME!

[Time is slipping away from you. If you’ve been to Marga Gomez’s brand of comedy at Esta Noche, you know she’s unbeatable as a performer/producer/host. If you’ve never been, you should check it out.]

The 16th St. Comedy Crawl Crew: Marga Gomez, Kiko Briez, Anthony Medina and Tony Sparks.

The 16th St. Comedy Crawl Crew: Marga Gomez, Kiko Briez, Anthony Medina and Tony Sparks.

Retro: Marga Gomez by Linda Sue Scott

Retro: Marga Gomez by Linda Sue Scott

8/22. 100% Free 16th St Comedy Crawl (Three Shows, One Night) @ Sports Basement, Esta Noche & il Pirata.

SF Comedy First! 3 different FREE shows at 3 great clubs in ONE hilarious night on 16th Street. See them all to win an OFFICIAL CRAWL T-SHIRT* Showtimes at 6, 8 and 10pm at these fine venues:
1) Good Times in the Grotto at Sports Basement: 1590 Bryant (off 16th)
2) Comedy Bodega at Esta Noche: 3079 16th near Mission
3) Il Pirata at 2007 16th near Portrero
NO COVER. SCROLL DOWN FOR COMPLETE SCHEDULE 

6pm: Good Times in the Grotto -Host: Anthony Medina
Featuring Jason Dove, Casey Ley, Emily Van Dyke, Griffin Daley Mary-Alice McNab, Scott Simpson, Donald Lacy
Free Beer! Free snacks!

8pm: Comedy Bodega - Host: Marga Gomez
Featuring Lydia Popvich, Paco Romane, Justin Lucas  Shanti Charan and Johan Miranda
Full Bar and Free snacks! (21 & over)

10pm : IL Pirata - Host Tony Sparks
Featuring Eloisa Bravo, Stroy Moyd , Jabari Davis, Ron Chapman, Kaseem Bentley 
Full Bar
*The official 16th Street Comedy Crawl T Shirts will be given to the first 50 who attend & make it thru ALL 3 Shows- Details TBA

[The most succinct, festive, and affordable Bay Area comedy experience this week, bar none.] 

8/22. 100% Free 16th St Comedy Crawl (Three Shows, One Night) @ Sports Basement, Esta Noche & il Pirata.

SF Comedy First! 3 different FREE shows at 3 great clubs in ONE hilarious night on 16th Street. See them all to win an OFFICIAL CRAWL T-SHIRT* Showtimes at 6, 8 and 10pm at these fine venues:

1) Good Times in the Grotto at Sports Basement: 1590 Bryant (off 16th)

2) Comedy Bodega at Esta Noche: 3079 16th near Mission

3) Il Pirata at 2007 16th near Portrero

NO COVER. SCROLL DOWN FOR COMPLETE SCHEDULE 

6pm: Good Times in the Grotto -Host: Anthony Medina

Featuring Jason Dove, Casey Ley, Emily Van Dyke, Griffin Daley Mary-Alice McNab, Scott Simpson, Donald Lacy

Free Beer! Free snacks!

8pm: Comedy Bodega - Host: Marga Gomez

Featuring Lydia Popvich, Paco Romane, Justin Lucas  Shanti Charan and Johan Miranda

Full Bar and Free snacks! (21 & over)

10pm : IL Pirata - Host Tony Sparks

Featuring Eloisa Bravo, Stroy Moyd , Jabari Davis, Ron Chapman, Kaseem Bentley 

Full Bar

*The official 16th Street Comedy Crawl T Shirts will be given to the first 50 who attend & make it thru ALL 3 Shows- Details TBA

[The most succinct, festive, and affordable Bay Area comedy experience this week, bar none.] 

 

Podcast: RIFF-erendum with Steven Pearl and Al Clethen. Episode: Marga Gomez. Download Link: Here. iTunes Link: Here. Official Link: Here

[Three of my favorite Bay Area folk heroes throw the verbal frisbee around in an episode of showbiz dads, intimidating gatekeepers, cabaret and more. Check it out]

8/16. Comedy Stylings with Mary Van Note. 1034 Valencia St. SF. 8PM. $10. Featuring Marga Gomez, Ivan Hernandez, Jules Posner and Colleen Watson. Presale Tickets Available In-Store. 
cyniccave:

COMEDY STYLINGS with Mary Van Note
Friday Aug 16th
8 pm    $10
call ahead for tickets - 415-643-3373
1034 Valencia Street, San Francisco
Comedians telling their favorite jokes in their favorite outfits!Lineup includes Marga Gomez, Ivan Hernandez, Jules Posner, Colleen Watson,Bryan Moore, and your host Mary Van Note.On August 16th, join Mary Van Note and headliner Marga Gomez at Comedy Stylings at The Cynic Cave! The Cynic Cave is fast becoming the hottest comedy destination in San Francisco hosting the best and most unique comedians from the Bay Area and beyond. Watch some of the funniest comedians from San Francisco in an intimate environment, where they’ll be sporting their best threads while telling their best jokes."I wanted a way to combine a couple of my favorite things; fashion and comedy. I looked around at some fellow performers and thought, hey, I’m not alone in being excited to dress up to perform,” says producer/host Mary Van Note, “I ask each performer to wear their favorite outfit, and they’ll be brought on stage with details on what they’re wearing like a fashion show. When you think about it, some of the comedy greats have such iconic style; think Bill Cosby’s sweater or Woody Allen’s glasses, Eddie Murphy’s red leather suit or Phyllis Diller’s feathers. Style has always been a part of comedy, just not as noticed, and Comedy Stylings is a way to celebrate the jokes and the style.” In addition to great comedy each show features costume changes, a vintage pop-up shop and a makeover. That’s a lot of fun to be happening in a basement of a video store in the Mission.

8/16. Comedy Stylings with Mary Van Note. 1034 Valencia St. SF. 8PM. $10. Featuring Marga Gomez, Ivan Hernandez, Jules Posner and Colleen Watson. Presale Tickets Available In-Store. 

cyniccave:

COMEDY STYLINGS with Mary Van Note

Friday Aug 16th

8 pm    $10

call ahead for tickets - 415-643-3373

1034 Valencia Street, San Francisco

Comedians telling their favorite jokes in their favorite outfits!
Lineup includes Marga GomezIvan HernandezJules PosnerColleen Watson,Bryan Moore, and your host Mary Van Note.

On August 16th, join Mary Van Note and headliner Marga Gomez at Comedy Stylings at The Cynic Cave! The Cynic Cave is fast becoming the hottest comedy destination in San Francisco hosting the best and most unique comedians from the Bay Area and beyond. Watch some of the funniest comedians from San Francisco in an intimate environment, where they’ll be sporting their best threads while telling their best jokes.

"I wanted a way to combine a couple of my favorite things; fashion and comedy. I looked around at some fellow performers and thought, hey, I’m not alone in being excited to dress up to perform,” says producer/host Mary Van Note, “I ask each performer to wear their favorite outfit, and they’ll be brought on stage with details on what they’re wearing like a fashion show. When you think about it, some of the comedy greats have such iconic style; think Bill Cosby’s sweater or Woody Allen’s glasses, Eddie Murphy’s red leather suit or Phyllis Diller’s feathers. Style has always been a part of comedy, just not as noticed, and Comedy Stylings is a way to celebrate the jokes and the style.” In addition to great comedy each show features costume changes, a vintage pop-up shop and a makeover. That’s a lot of fun to be happening in a basement of a video store in the Mission.