Chris Schiappacasse as Nina G. Filmed by Robert Keith.

Favorite Things of Last Night: The Last Laugh at McGrath’s

Favorite Things of Last Night: The Last Laugh at McGrath’s

Recommended reading from Trevor Hill. Found at the McGrath’s Pub(lic) Library

Recommended reading from Trevor Hill. Found at the McGrath’s Pub(lic) Library

Wednesday Comedy Wrap-Up (10/13/2010)

Alameda Comedy Competition @ McGrath’s Pub. 1539 Lincoln St. Alameda. Featuring Jen Dronsky, Duat Mai, Ben Kolina, Nina G, Roman Leo and Robert Keith. 10 P.M. Hosted by OJ Patterson (THAT’S ME!) (I might bring candy, I never know what I’m doing with this crazy, crazy show.)

The Business @ The Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission St. $5. 8 PM. Featuring Rachel Swan and W. Kamau Bell. (In the spirit of the indie, lived in element of the Dark Room, every audience member should be hit with a face full of flour).

Special Ladies Night at the Brainwash. 7th and Folsom. Free.99. 8:00 PM. (If you’re a lady comic you pretty much know that this is a pre-booking show [Facebook, E-Mail] because this night, Erikka Innes will be performing a 30 minute set to prepare for a CD Recording). Hosted by Kristee Ono.

Stud Open Mic Comedy. 9th & Harrison. SF. Sign Ups 8:30 PM. Show 9:00 PM. Hosted by Kelly Anneken and Ricky Luna. (Silly and frightening).

The Alameda Comedy Competition has been a fun little experiment. Talent is really appreciated over at McGrath’s and the finale features six of the best duking it out for the grand prize: Jen Dronsky, Duat Mai, Ben Kolina, (Alameda’s Own) Nina G, Roman Leo and Robert Keith. I dare say, the competition brought out the best sets of certain individuals.
It was revealed last week that the ultimate prize (I’m not on the Prize Board so there may be other) that winners get an opening, guest set at the Monsters of Comedy show stopping into town featuring “The Amazing Racist” Ari Shaffir




and Sam Tripoli




It’s going to be dope. Come on down.

The Alameda Comedy Competition has been a fun little experiment. Talent is really appreciated over at McGrath’s and the finale features six of the best duking it out for the grand prize: Jen Dronsky, Duat Mai, Ben Kolina, (Alameda’s Own) Nina G, Roman Leo and Robert Keith. I dare say, the competition brought out the best sets of certain individuals.

It was revealed last week that the ultimate prize (I’m not on the Prize Board so there may be other) that winners get an opening, guest set at the Monsters of Comedy show stopping into town featuring “The Amazing Racist” Ari Shaffir

and Sam Tripoli

It’s going to be dope. Come on down.

Good woman Susan Maletta (pictured centered surrounded by Justin Harrison, John Miller, and Conor Kellicutt) can play this on piano.




We were jamming at McGrath’s. I was doing the Snoopy dance. 
- Photograph by. Brain King

Good woman Susan Maletta (pictured centered surrounded by Justin Harrison, John Miller, and Conor Kellicutt) can play this on piano.

We were jamming at McGrath’s. I was doing the Snoopy dance. 

- Photograph by. Brain King

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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Favorite Things of Last Night: McGrath’s 9/29/2010

Favorite Things of Last Night: McGrath’s 9/29/2010

Wednesday is Not an Excuse to Stay In (9/29)

Jabari Davis and Associates Present Caitlin Gill. $20. 8PM. 140 Columbus Ave. San Francisco. (All I can say is Caitlin ‘Effin Gill.)

McGrath’s Comedy Competition. 1539 Lincoln Ave. 9:30 PM. (I have no idea what’s going on here but I’ll be there hosting or something.)

The Punch Line presents two of San Francisco’s top rising comedy stars, both with roots in the Philippines. Kevin Camia’s very strange ruminations on everyday life earned him an appearance on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham and a featured spot at the SF Sketchfest. Nico Santos has outrageous yet charming things to say about his quirky family, life as a gay man in San Francisco and more. (Click text for deals)

Ladies Night @ The Brainwash. 7th St. and Folsom. Sign Ups: 7:30. Show: 8:00.

Stud Open Mic. 9th & Harrison. San Francisco. Sign Ups: 8:00 PM. Show: 9

Alameda Comedy Competition
There’s a lot at steak on this one. And technically, with the prize money, you can buy a steak. So… twofer.

Alameda Comedy Competition

There’s a lot at steak on this one. And technically, with the prize money, you can buy a steak. So… twofer.