CONTEST! WIN A FREE PAIR OF TICKETS TO SEE MICHAEL PRITCHARD @ GEORGE’S IN SAN RAFAEL (11/2). Courting Comedy is honored to announce its first contest. Michael Pritchard is a San Francisco legend who has performed wide and far, a breakout of the grand class of 1980s San Francisco comedians. To win, simply submit your contact ojpatterson@yahoo.com with the subject line: PRITCHARD. Victory is award on a first-come, first-serve basis. Good Luck. More information below for the show.

George’s Nightclub is pleased to welcome San Rafael-based and Bay Area comedy icon Michael Pritchard!  Winner of the San Francisco International Comedy Competition, Michael Pritchard’s sensational standup comedy has  billed him with Robin Williams, Jerry Seinfeld, Dana Carvey and Whoopi Goldberg and has earned him a guest appearance on an Emmy Award winning episode  of “Taxi”.[period] Michael has performed on venues like Caesar’s, the  Comedy Store, Universal Amphitheater and opened for such names as Diana  Ross, the Grateful Dead, Kenny Rogers,  Mike Mc Donald and Boz Scaggs. His style is a rare combination of humor  and pathos. Michael Pritchard has been featured on CNN, NBC’s ”The  Today Show,” and “The Tonight Show,” CBS “Sunday Morning” with Charles  Kuralt, Time, People and many local media outlets. He has done countless  voices for featured films, including the Ewoks in Star Wars and Sesame  Street.  He was also featured in Happy, a documentary, which premiered  this year at the Roxie Theatre in San Francisco. In  addition to his work as a stand-up comedian, Michael Pritchard is also  a youth guidance motivator keynote speaker who travels around the United  States trying to quash bullying and cruelty  through cartoon-style antics mixed with heartfelt messages  of acceptance. “God teaches us it’s not the package we arrive in on the  planet, it’s the product that’s inside,” said Pritchard, who  gives humor-laced talks on bullying, violence, communication and  other social issues. He has hosted 11 Public Broadcasting series  to  educate kids on such issues as bullying, anti-violence and the power of  choice.  Pritchard recently received a federal grant to work  with hospice and cancer patients, who also benefit from his humor and  love of life. He believes everyone has the ability to make people laugh.  “By activating the endorphins, people can even heal themselves.  Laughter revitalizes the human spirit!” Pritchard knows many celebrities  and recently attended Robin Williams’ 60th birthday party. Someone once  asked Williams, “Who is Michael Pritchard?” and Williams replied, “If  Mother Theresa had a child with Jesse Ventura. That’s Michael Pritchard.” Come  visit George’s for an opportunity to experience an evening with Michael  Pritchard-an amazing man, humanitarian, comedian, and nationally  acclaimed speaker. Pritchard’s big heart, strong character and unique  mastery of utilizing clean humor unites the commonality of our life  experiences.

CONTEST! WIN A FREE PAIR OF TICKETS TO SEE MICHAEL PRITCHARD @ GEORGE’S IN SAN RAFAEL (11/2). Courting Comedy is honored to announce its first contest. Michael Pritchard is a San Francisco legend who has performed wide and far, a breakout of the grand class of 1980s San Francisco comedians. To win, simply submit your contact ojpatterson@yahoo.com with the subject line: PRITCHARD. Victory is award on a first-come, first-serve basis. Good Luck. More information below for the show.

George’s Nightclub is pleased to welcome San Rafael-based and Bay Area comedy icon Michael Pritchard!  Winner of the San Francisco International Comedy Competition, Michael Pritchard’s sensational standup comedy has billed him with Robin Williams, Jerry Seinfeld, Dana Carvey and Whoopi Goldberg and has earned him a guest appearance on an Emmy Award winning episode of “Taxi”.[period] Michael has performed on venues like Caesar’s, the Comedy Store, Universal Amphitheater and opened for such names as Diana Ross, the Grateful Dead, Kenny Rogers, Mike Mc Donald and Boz Scaggs. His style is a rare combination of humor and pathos. Michael Pritchard has been featured on CNN, NBC’s ”The Today Show,” and “The Tonight Show,” CBS “Sunday Morning” with Charles Kuralt, Time, People and many local media outlets. He has done countless voices for featured films, including the Ewoks in Star Wars and Sesame Street.  He was also featured in Happy, a documentary, which premiered this year at the Roxie Theatre in San Francisco

In addition to his work as a stand-up comedian, Michael Pritchard is also a youth guidance motivator keynote speaker who travels around the United States trying to quash bullying and cruelty through cartoon-style antics mixed with heartfelt messages of acceptance. “God teaches us it’s not the package we arrive in on the planet, it’s the product that’s inside,” said Pritchard, who gives humor-laced talks on bullying, violence, communication and other social issues. He has hosted 11 Public Broadcasting series  to educate kids on such issues as bullying, anti-violence and the power of choice.  

Pritchard recently received a federal grant to work with hospice and cancer patients, who also benefit from his humor and love of life. He believes everyone has the ability to make people laugh. “By activating the endorphins, people can even heal themselves. Laughter revitalizes the human spirit!” Pritchard knows many celebrities and recently attended Robin Williams’ 60th birthday party. Someone once asked Williams, “Who is Michael Pritchard?” and Williams replied, “If Mother Theresa had a child with Jesse Ventura. That’s Michael Pritchard.” 

Come visit George’s for an opportunity to experience an evening with Michael Pritchard-an amazing man, humanitarian, comedian, and nationally acclaimed speaker. Pritchard’s big heart, strong character and unique mastery of utilizing clean humor unites the commonality of our life experiences.

Peter Hartlaub’s follow up to the well received article on San Francisco comedians from the 70s, 80s and 90s. Comics included: Bobcat, Paula, Mark Curry, Dr. Gonzo, Patton Oswalt, Mark Pitta, Rob Schneider, Johnny Steele and more.

Peter Hartlaub presents a slice of the San Francisco comedy scene from the 70s, 80s and 90s, featuring incredibly candid pictures and insightful commentary. Some performers highlighted: Dana Carvey, Robin Williams, Greg Proops, Margaret Cho, Brian Copeland, Will Durst and more. A very fascinating read. (Thanks to davethomason and amymiller for the heads up)