Tessie Chua and Mean Dave by Brian King

Tessie Chua and Mean Dave by Brian King

Mean Dave by Larry Rivera

Mean Dave by Larry Rivera

Mean Dave by. Mean Dave. Performing Friday 29th/8 PM @ The Purple Onion.

Mean Dave by. Mean Dave. Performing Friday 29th/8 PM @ The Purple Onion.

Tonight: FAB Comedy @ Mel-o-dee Lounge. 240 El Cerrito Plz. Free. 8 PM. Featuring Coree Spencer, Keith Warter, Lyall Behrens, Josh Argyle, Mean Dave, Heather Isaacs Royce and Becky Wolf. Hosted by Amy Miller.

Tonight: FAB Comedy @ Mel-o-dee Lounge. 240 El Cerrito Plz. Free. 8 PM. Featuring Coree Spencer, Keith Warter, Lyall Behrens, Josh Argyle, Mean Dave, Heather Isaacs Royce and Becky Wolf. Hosted by Amy Miller.

Big Al Gonzales and Mean Dave by. Larry Rivera

Big Al Gonzales and Mean Dave by. Larry Rivera

Tuesday Comedy News (4/12/2011)

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.

News: Hukilau Lounge Comedy moved from Wednesday to Tuesday starting tonight. 5 Masonic Ave. SF. Sign Ups: 9:00 pm. Show: 9:30 pm. Hosted by Mean Dave. FREE!

Hukilau Lounge Comedy . 5 Masonic Ave. SF. Sign Ups: 9:00 pm. Show: 9:30 pm. Hosted by Mean Dave. FREE!

Rising Stars Showcase @ Our Little Theater. 287 Ellis St. SF. 8 PM. $5.  Hosted by. Andrew Roberts.

Harvey’s Funny Tuesday. 500 Castro St. 9 PM. One Drink Minimum. 

Wharf Room @ Castagnola’s. 286 Jefferson St. SF. 8 PM. $5. Featuring  Brendan Lynch, Dave Thomason, Griffin Daley, Anton Inarra, the Wharf Room debuts of Tammy Powers and Hark Dula. 

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 surprise, like a puppy in at work. It’s impossible to not have fun with these guys.)

Layover Comedy. 1517 Franklin. Oakland. 8:30. 21+. No Cover. Hosted by Mike Spiegelman. Featuring Yayne Abeba, Nina G, Shanti, the comedy duo of GASCA, Veronica Porras, and the return of Colin Mahan’s “Too Many Words: A Crock Opera in 1-D. (Another beautiful day in Oakland.)

"This is my favorite doctor’s waiting room to do comedy in."

— Mean Dave @ Our Little Theater

Wednesday Comedy News: 3/9/2011

New South Bay Open Mic @ Senzala. 250 East Java Drive. Sunnyvale. Sign-Ups: 9:15. Show: 9:30-12:30. Hosted by. Imran G. 

Mean Dave’s Mean Aloha Open Mic. 5 Masonic Ave. SF. Sign Ups: 9 PM. Show: 10 PM.

Stud Open Mic. 9th & Harrison St. 9 PM. Free. contact: studcomedy @ yahoo dot com for bookings (This show fills up with comedians very fast).

Ladies Night at the Brainwash. Hosted by Kristee Ono. Sign Ups: 7:30. Show: 8ish.(Always a good time. Female friendly. Girlfriend friendly?) 

Business @ Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission Street. $5. 8 PM. Featuring Bucky Sinister and guests: Beth Stelling, Morgan, Kevin Handcock and Chris Thayer.

Beth Stelling visits The Business from Chicago, hoping to make San Francisco as a-flutter about her as her home town is. She was named the Best Stand-up Comedian by The Chicago Reader, The Chicago Tribune has listed her as a “Comedian to Watch” and she’s the youngest comic listed on Comedy.com’s “Top 20 Stand-up Comedians in Chicago”. All this while stealing the show at Just For Laughs Chicago and running a popular show called “Entertaining Julia”

Just Morgan (not to be confused with championship skimboarder Morgan Just) is in her own words “A 58 year old transgendered woman just telling the truth…” And what truth it is. Morgan is a favorite at Harvey’s in the Castro, the Lookout, and she was recently featured at the very popular “Fags n Hags” show at the SF Punchline.

Returning to the Business is everyone’s favorite Marshmallow Peep enthusiast Kevin Hancock. Kevin has been around the SF Comedy scene for years. He works all the major clubs in town (The Gold Club, The Cat Club, The Hot Sauce of the Month Club), and is the host of “Pretty Good Not Much” a very funny radio program on Pirate Cat Radio.

…and with Alex traveling around the country with the next month or so like a modern day Johnny Joke-seed, The Business is proud to bring on Chris Thayer as his “understudy.” Thayer is also no stranger to the Business, making memorable past appearances that have endeared him to us all in a skinny, creepy way.

As always, The Business is totally five bucks, totally at 8pm and totally not BYOB anymore, but totally get your taco on across the street. Totally

Big Al’s Big Ass Comedy Show @ The San Jose Improv. 65 S. 2nd St. San Jose. 8 PM. $12. 18+. 2 Drink Minimum. Featuring Big Worm, Bruce Burton, Geo Belaski, and headliner Ngaio Bealum. Hosted by. Big Al Gonzales.

Rooftop’s 2011 National College Comedy Competition Stanford vs. Cal @ The Purple Onion. 140 Columbus. 18+. $5. Hosted Chris Garcia. [An age old regional rivalry exploding at the most historic standing venue in San Francisco comedy. I have more friends on the CAL side so GO CAL!]

Comedy Wednesday @ George’s. 842 4th Street. San Rafael. 8 PM. $10. Featuring Ellis Rodriguez and Trenton Davis. 

Wednesday Night Comedy @ Masses Sports Bar and Grill. 2721 North Main St. Walnut Creek. 9 PM. 21+. No Cover. Featuring Candy Churilla, Armando Ramirez, Ben Feldman and more. Hosted by Greg Asdourian. 

Who Got Jokes @ Karibean City. 1408 Webster St. Oakland. 21+. 10 PM. $10. Dress code enforced. Featuring Esha da Truth, Gina Ritter, T’Kia and Whoadi The Shot Caller. 

Trailer for the Sylvan Productions: Something Something Shindig. 3/13/2011. Rockit Room. 406 Clement St. 8 PM. 21+ $5. Featuring Donny Divanian, Julian Vance, Conrad Roth and Kevin Munroe. [Stock footage + O Fortuna. Gotta love the Sylvan crew].

Wednesday Comedy News: 2/23/2011

Mean Dave’s Mean Aloha Open Mic. 5 Masonic Ave. SF. Sign Ups: 9 PM. Show: 10 PM.

Stud Open Mic. 9th & Harrison St. 9 PM. Free. contact: studcomedy @ yahoo dot com for bookings (This show fills up with comedians very fast).

Ladies Night at the Brainwash. Hosted by Kristee Ono. Sign Ups: 7:30. Show: 8ish. (Always a good time. Female friendly. Girlfriend friendly?) 

Business @ Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission Street. $5. 8 PM. 

Special guests abound tonight at The Biz! From Philadelphia, we’ve got Conrad Roth, AKA, The Comic of Brotherly Love. From Portland, we’ve got Philip Schallberger, AKA, The Comic of Many Bridges and Bicycles. And we’ve got Cat Nip, who won a Best of the Bay award for best karaoke singing cats in silly outfits. If that weren’t enough we’ve got Chris Garcia, Sean Keane, and a bunch of amazing videos, plus direct proximity to Cancun Taqueria. 

Not to be missed, San Francisco! Not. To. Be. Missed.

Five-dollar show, 8 PM, BYO-Quesadilla suiza.

Comedy @ The Purple Onion. 140 Columbus Ave. SF. Two Shows: 7:00 and 9:00 PM. $7-$10 (See below). Featuring Jacob Rubin, Rich Dreyling, Liz Stone, Ivan Hernandez, and more (See below). Hosted by. Jason Mack. [photo by. Red Scott]

Come out to an awesome showcase at the Purple Onion. Run and promoted by the comedians themselves! Which is a nice way of saying Jason Mack got lazy this time and didn’t want to be bothered with serious promotional work.

And it’s actually two awesome showcases. Deal with it.

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7PM

TJ Kelsall

Jeff McBride

Jacob Rubin

Zach Garner (Critics have said, “I thought he would be taller in person.”)

Jason Mack

Ivan Hernandez (Nerds Comedy Tour)

Hosted by Ryan Cronin (Nightlife on Mars and www.AnimalTrash.com)

With headliner, Rachel McDowell (Winner of 2009 Castagnola’s Walk the Plank Competition and 2010 Bunjo’s Killer Laughs Competition)

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9PM

Jason Stowe (San Jose Improv)

Liz Stone (Regular at The Purple Onion)

Paul Green (San Jose Improv)

Rich Dreyling (Awesome social commentator and generally brilliant fool. http://pcspod.com/)

Layla Baird (She’s from San Jose)

Sammy K Obeid (Top 3 SF International Comedy Competition)

Hosted by Jason Mack

With headliner Sal Calanni (NBC; Sal and Angelo podcast; www.salcalanni.com)

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Price: $7 in advance, $10 at the door. Get your tickets early here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/157379

PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY TO ENSURE PARKING AND SEATING. There are two parking garages a few feet away, but take note of when they close. Montgomery St. BART is ~12 minute walk, and there is (sometimes hard to find) street parking.

KO Comedy @ Tommy T’s. 5104 Hopyard Rd. Pleasanton. Featuring Justin Harrison, Chase Perdue, Sammy O’Beid, Kabeezy. Headliner: Greg Asdourian. [Off to the races in the East Bay]