Podcast: Tales From the Swan Hotel. “Room 315: ‘A Showgirl’s Tomb’”. Download Link: Here. iTunes Link: Here. Official Link: Here.

swanhotel:


The tearful tale of Las Vegas’s “Lady of the Water” Gabriella Vines whose life spins out of control when she marries mobster Jimmy Nicoletti.

With Jane Harrison as Gabriella Vines, Jason Dove as Jimmy Nicoletti, Scott Simpson as Tom Newman, Bucky Sinister as Doc Kessler, Joe Tobin as Scoop and Alex Koll as The Writer. 

Featuring additional voice talents of Nick Palm, Jesse Hett, Aviva Siegel, Josh Marcus, Allison Mick, Nicole Calasich, Ivan Hernandez and Ron Chapman as the voice of The Swan Hotel. 

Original musical theme by Nick Stargu with artwork by Justin DeVine 

Rate & Review Tales From The Swan Hotel on iTunes and Stitcher

cyniccave:

Attractive Camp is back Sunday 6/22 with some honest to goodness STAR POWER. From SF’s most esteemed and one of the most long-running comedy shows The Business: comedian/poet/Foucault-Is-My-Homie T-shirt Wanter Mr Bucky Sinister aka Chuck Searcy. From some of LA’s most Central American neighborhoods and Vice Magazine's cream of the surly crop staff: comedian/writer/hermana,Megan Koester. From SF Weekly's most recent readers' poll, 2014's “Best Theater in San Francisco” the San Francisco Neo-Futurists. (<—- can’t sass that. That is LEGIT STREET CREDIBILITY)The tornado of talent doesn’t stop there. Emily Van Dyke, Mike Walz, and Nicole Calasich are bringing the post-Solstice heat while Jesse Hettgently shepherds you through all this ephemeral genius like a fine (as fuck) host should.As always, we are serving free pizza at this SHINDIG. As always it will be a veritable HOOT. Pre-sale Tickets are available now. Don’t be a square: http://attrctvcmp.eventbrite.com/ As siempre, consider taking a moment to check the full bios of our killer lineup : BUCKY SINISTER (in the hot seat) - Bucky Sinister is a poet, self-help author, and a comedian. He’s also published a little journalism, film reviews, and a few short stories. You can also spot him in the forthcoming Willow Creek, a film by Bobcat Goldthwait. Note: he usually sits down to do standup.MEGAN KOESTER - Megan Koester is a writer and comedian (obviously) who resides in Los Angeles (somewhat less obviously). A columnist for VICE, she co-produces Entitlement, a monthly comedy show with other VICE scribes which has had the pleasure to host such notables as Neil Hamburger, Marc Maron, Kyle Kinane, Maria Bamford, Kurt Braunohler, Reggie Watts and Andy Kindler (who she collaborated with on her “How Not to Be a Stand-Up Comedian” article for VICE). She’s performed at SF Sketchfest, the Hollywood Improv, the SF Punchline, Tomorrow!, The Grawlix, Chicago Underground Comedy, and countless other shows across this great land we call America. She has her very own track on the Holy F**k Live Comedy album, which you can listen to on Spotify if you’re so inclined. She USED to be a staple of those Huffington Post “Women You Should Follow on Twitter” lists until she started making a big stink about them being patronizing; she’s also one third of the all-female (sorry) sketch group Blessed. A Witstream contributor, she’s been featured on Splitsider and is finding it very hard to continue writing this bio in the third person. Most importantly, she has the distinction of being the first person to eat a 12” flatbread Veggie Delight Subway sandwich on stage, a fact she’ll take to her cold, lonely grave. You can follow her on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/bornferal.EMILY VAN DYKE - Emily Van Dyke is 30 and still on her mom’s cell phone plan. Originally from Indiana, The Crossroads of America, she has struggled to overcome a monotone voice and nearsightedness to become a comic and educator.MIKE WALZ - IS TOO GOOD FOR A BIONICOLE CALASICH - Nicole Calasich is a prince as well as a comedian and writer based out of San Francisco, she performs stand-up and sketch comedy primarily at the SF Punchline, Lost Weekend, Rooster T. Feather’s, Cobb’s, and festivals like SF Sketchfest and the Shits & Giggles Festival. She’s revived all her critically acclaimed sketch work and absurdist tendencies in Attractive Camp, a comedy smorgasborg she produces at the best underground comedy venue in town: Lost Weekend Video.She also just hopes to hang out with Prince one day.JESSE HETT - Jesse Hett was born in a town called Newton, Kansas. After that, he learned to walk and talk and ride a bike and do a bunch of other stuff. He also moved to a lot of different places, and now lives in Oakland, California. His comedy has been described as “AWESOME OH MAN YOU’RE THE BEST!” by a lot of people and “Not really that great” by fewer people. Jesse performs at clubs and colleges and warehouses and furniture stores and bars all over the place.

cyniccave:

Attractive Camp is back Sunday 6/22 with some honest to goodness STAR POWER. 

From SF’s most esteemed and one of the most long-running comedy shows The Business: comedian/poet/Foucault-Is-My-Homie T-shirt Wanter Mr Bucky Sinister aka Chuck Searcy

From some of LA’s most Central American neighborhoods and Vice Magazine's cream of the surly crop staff: comedian/writer/hermana,Megan Koester

From SF Weekly's most recent readers' poll, 2014's “Best Theater in San Francisco” the San Francisco Neo-Futurists. (<—- can’t sass that. That is LEGIT STREET CREDIBILITY)

The tornado of talent doesn’t stop there. Emily Van DykeMike Walz, and Nicole Calasich are bringing the post-Solstice heat while Jesse Hettgently shepherds you through all this ephemeral genius like a fine (as fuck) host should.

As always, we are serving free pizza at this SHINDIG. As always it will be a veritable HOOT. 

Pre-sale Tickets are available now. Don’t be a square: http://attrctvcmp.eventbrite.com/ 

As siempre, consider taking a moment to check the full bios of our killer lineup : 

BUCKY SINISTER (in the hot seat) - Bucky Sinister is a poet, self-help author, and a comedian. He’s also published a little journalism, film reviews, and a few short stories. You can also spot him in the forthcoming Willow Creek, a film by Bobcat Goldthwait. Note: he usually sits down to do standup.

MEGAN KOESTER - Megan Koester is a writer and comedian (obviously) who resides in Los Angeles (somewhat less obviously). A columnist for VICE, she co-produces Entitlement, a monthly comedy show with other VICE scribes which has had the pleasure to host such notables as Neil Hamburger, Marc Maron, Kyle Kinane, Maria Bamford, Kurt Braunohler, Reggie Watts and Andy Kindler (who she collaborated with on her “How Not to Be a Stand-Up Comedian” article for VICE). She’s performed at SF Sketchfest, the Hollywood Improv, the SF Punchline, Tomorrow!, The Grawlix, Chicago Underground Comedy, and countless other shows across this great land we call America. She has her very own track on the Holy F**k Live Comedy album, which you can listen to on Spotify if you’re so inclined. She USED to be a staple of those Huffington Post “Women You Should Follow on Twitter” lists until she started making a big stink about them being patronizing; she’s also one third of the all-female (sorry) sketch group Blessed. A Witstream contributor, she’s been featured on Splitsider and is finding it very hard to continue writing this bio in the third person. Most importantly, she has the distinction of being the first person to eat a 12” flatbread Veggie Delight Subway sandwich on stage, a fact she’ll take to her cold, lonely grave. You can follow her on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/bornferal.

EMILY VAN DYKE - Emily Van Dyke is 30 and still on her mom’s cell phone plan. Originally from Indiana, The Crossroads of America, she has struggled to overcome a monotone voice and nearsightedness to become a comic and educator.

MIKE WALZ - IS TOO GOOD FOR A BIO

NICOLE CALASICH - Nicole Calasich is a prince as well as a comedian and writer based out of San Francisco, she performs stand-up and sketch comedy primarily at the SF Punchline, Lost Weekend, Rooster T. Feather’s, Cobb’s, and festivals like SF Sketchfest and the Shits & Giggles Festival. She’s revived all her critically acclaimed sketch work and absurdist tendencies in Attractive Camp, a comedy smorgasborg she produces at the best underground comedy venue in town: Lost Weekend Video.She also just hopes to hang out with Prince one day.

JESSE HETT - Jesse Hett was born in a town called Newton, Kansas. After that, he learned to walk and talk and ride a bike and do a bunch of other stuff. He also moved to a lot of different places, and now lives in Oakland, California. His comedy has been described as “AWESOME OH MAN YOU’RE THE BEST!” by a lot of people and “Not really that great” by fewer people. Jesse performs at clubs and colleges and warehouses and furniture stores and bars all over the place.

Spencer Latham, Nicole Calasich and Richard Toomer at Ivy Room Open Mic (via toomertime)

Spencer Latham, Nicole Calasich and Richard Toomer at Ivy Room Open Mic (via toomertime)

THIS IS HAPPENING #LIVINGSINGLE #BAYAREACOMEDY

12/15. Attractive Camp [Comedy] @ Lost Weekend Video. 1034 Valencia St. SF. 7pm. $10. Featuring Nicole Calasich, Marcella Arguello, Kaseem Bentley, Casey Ley, Ivan Hernandez, Land Smith and Jane Harrison. 
cyniccave:

Sunday Dec 15th
Hosted by Nicole Calasich, Attractive Camp is a comedy show featuring some of the most talented stand-up comics, sketch writers, and short filmmakers in the game. Regular performers and contributors have been featured in Splitsider, San Francisco SketchFest, The Del Close Marathon and more. Guest comics are sourced from the Bay and L.A.’s finest and are determined by ability to talk smack with an exceptional headliner and/or likelihood to put out.Stand-up from : Jane Harrison Scott Simpson Kaseem Bentley Ivan Hernandez Marcella Arguello Sketches and Video from: Tavon Bolourchi Jesse McGrathSilvia Elena Llopis David Cairns and more
$10
7 pm

12/15. Attractive Camp [Comedy] @ Lost Weekend Video. 1034 Valencia St. SF. 7pm. $10. Featuring Nicole Calasich, Marcella Arguello, Kaseem Bentley, Casey Ley, Ivan Hernandez, Land Smith and Jane Harrison. 

cyniccave:

Sunday Dec 15th

Hosted by Nicole Calasich, Attractive Camp is a comedy show featuring some of the most talented stand-up comics, sketch writers, and short filmmakers in the game. Regular performers and contributors have been featured in Splitsider, San Francisco SketchFest, The Del Close Marathon and more. Guest comics are sourced from the Bay and L.A.’s finest and are determined by ability to talk smack with an exceptional headliner and/or likelihood to put out.

Stand-up from : 
Jane Harrison 
Scott Simpson 
Kaseem Bentley 
Ivan Hernandez 
Marcella Arguello 

Sketches and Video from: 
Tavon Bolourchi 
Jesse McGrath
Silvia Elena Llopis 
David Cairns 
and more

$10

7 pm

Tonight: Free Comedy w/ Johan Miranda @ Il Pirata. 2007&#160;16th St. SF. Featuring Marcella Arguello, Brendan Lynch, Nicole Calasich, and Michael D&#8217;Bey. Hosted by the legendary Godfather of Comedy: Tony Sparks.

IL Pirata&#8217;s Year Ending Comedy Show Featuring -Comedian/Writer JOHAN MIRANDA Since his comedy debut in September of 2010, Johan Miranda has performed at L.A.’s famous Comedy Store, Cobbs Comedy Club, the San Jose Improv, &amp; the 142 Throckmorton Theatre. He placed 2nd in San Francisco’s 2011 Walk the Plank Comedy Competition and has been featured in the 2012 Santa Cruz Fringe Festival. He is terrified of spiders. 

Tonight: Free Comedy w/ Johan Miranda @ Il Pirata. 2007 16th St. SF. Featuring Marcella Arguello, Brendan Lynch, Nicole Calasich, and Michael D’Bey. Hosted by the legendary Godfather of Comedy: Tony Sparks.

IL Pirata’s Year Ending Comedy Show Featuring 

-Comedian/Writer JOHAN MIRANDA 
Since his comedy debut in September of 2010, Johan Miranda has performed at L.A.’s famous Comedy Store, Cobbs Comedy Club, the San Jose Improv, & the 142 Throckmorton Theatre. He placed 2nd in San Francisco’s 2011 Walk the Plank Comedy Competition and has been featured in the 2012 Santa Cruz Fringe Festival. He is terrified of spiders. 

Podcast: “Ron Talks to Girls: Ron Talks to Nicole” w/ Ron Chapman and Nicole Calasich. Download Link: Here. iTunes: Here. Official Link: Here.

Ron & Comedian Nicole Calasich (@calasich) talk zombie moms, crime & punishment, feminist studies and the makings of the “perfect” woman.

Sometimes, comedy enables friendships. Labor Day 2013 by Andrew Moore's Camera.

Nicole Calasich recording Nicole Calasich @ Blondies/S.H.I.Ts and Giggles

Nicole Calasich recording Nicole Calasich @ Blondies/S.H.I.Ts and Giggles