9/16. Previously Secret Information @ Stage Werx Theater. 446 Valencia St. SF. 7PM. $15. Featuring Joe Klocek, Heather Gold, Caitlin Gill, and Keith Lowell Jensen. Tickets Available: Here.

PREVIOUSLY SECRET INFORMATION is a comic storytelling series. It’s not stand-up comedy. It’s not traditional storytelling. It’s not even a mixture of the two. It’s something else. The producers of this monthly series, Bruce Pachtman, Joe Klocek and Ty McKenzie, seek out people who are willing to tell the whole story. They welcome the comedy but want storytellers who will also include the frightening, disastrous, and even tragic aspects of a story.
Spinning Failure Into Comedic Gold:  
Four very funny (and complicated) tales from four of the Bay Area’s top storytellers
“It’s Not Just Me”
Heather Gold
Without warning my marriage broke apart. My car was packed with everything I owned. I drove up north to Canada through the Hudson Valley and into a man. Literally.
“Not for Rehire”
Keith Lowell Jensen
Jensen ended up in comedy by failing at literally every other job open to a high school drop out. He was fired from or quit over 30 jobs before his 30th birthday and while there is no doubt that many managers and owners wanted to strike him over the years only one of his employers dared to live the dream. This is the story of that punch in the face and the type of revenge avaliable to a smart alec with too much time on his hands.
“I’m Just Down”
Caitlin Gill
Kissing ladies in a church, on a stage and finally on purpose.
“On the Road…”
Joe Klocek
In part three of Joe’s ongoing essay of life on the road, he gets a little closer to home, this time Skyping from Sacramento. Tired, worn out and ready for home, he comes to you live from the Sacramento Punch Line.

9/16. Previously Secret Information @ Stage Werx Theater. 446 Valencia St. SF. 7PM. $15. Featuring Joe Klocek, Heather Gold, Caitlin Gill, and Keith Lowell Jensen. Tickets Available: Here.

PREVIOUSLY SECRET INFORMATION is a comic storytelling series. It’s not stand-up comedy. It’s not traditional storytelling. It’s not even a mixture of the two. It’s something else. The producers of this monthly series, Bruce Pachtman, Joe Klocek and Ty McKenzie, seek out people who are willing to tell the whole story. They welcome the comedy but want storytellers who will also include the frightening, disastrous, and even tragic aspects of a story.

Spinning Failure Into Comedic Gold:  

Four very funny (and complicated) tales from four of the Bay Area’s top storytellers

“It’s Not Just Me”

Heather Gold

Without warning my marriage broke apart. My car was packed with everything I owned. I drove up north to Canada through the Hudson Valley and into a man. Literally.

“Not for Rehire”

Keith Lowell Jensen

Jensen ended up in comedy by failing at literally every other job open to a high school drop out. He was fired from or quit over 30 jobs before his 30th birthday and while there is no doubt that many managers and owners wanted to strike him over the years only one of his employers dared to live the dream. This is the story of that punch in the face and the type of revenge avaliable to a smart alec with too much time on his hands.

“I’m Just Down”

Caitlin Gill

Kissing ladies in a church, on a stage and finally on purpose.

“On the Road…”

Joe Klocek

In part three of Joe’s ongoing essay of life on the road, he gets a little closer to home, this time Skyping from Sacramento. Tired, worn out and ready for home, he comes to you live from the Sacramento Punch Line.

Previously Secret Information: Joe Klocek’s “Star Wars and Running Away”. Runtime: 48 Minutes

6/17. Previously Secret Information @ Stage Werx Theater. 446 Valencia St. SF. 7PM. $15. Featuring Joe Klocek, Jamie DeWolf, Ericka Lutz, Jack Boulware and C.W. Nevius. Tickets Available: Here.

Previously Secret Information is a comic storytelling series. It’s not stand-up comedy. It’s not traditional storytelling. To make it even more complicated, parts of these stories aren’t even funny. That’s because the producers: Bruce Pachtman, Joe Klocek and Ty McKenzie seek out storytellers who are willing to tell the whole story. There’s a real chance you will hear very funny stories that contain frightening, disastrous, and even tragic elements.  
Looks like they’ve hit on something. This past year Previously Secret Information was included in The SF Weekly’s BEST OF SF issue, played to a full house at SFSketchfest and recently returned from performing at Comedy Central Stage in LA. PSI now attracts performers with national reputations like Marc Maron, Will Durst, Scott Capurro and Greg Proops while continuing to include top local storytellers. They’ve even begun to Skype in performers from remote locations.  And like good storytellig series the world over, they will soon launch a podcast. 

6/17. Previously Secret Information @ Stage Werx Theater. 446 Valencia St. SF. 7PM. $15. Featuring Joe Klocek, Jamie DeWolf, Ericka Lutz, Jack Boulware and C.W. Nevius. Tickets Available: Here.

Previously Secret Information is a comic storytelling series. It’s not stand-up comedy. It’s not traditional storytelling. To make it even more complicated, parts of these stories aren’t even funny. That’s because the producers: Bruce Pachtman, Joe Klocek and Ty McKenzie seek out storytellers who are willing to tell the whole story. There’s a real chance you will hear very funny stories that contain frightening, disastrous, and even tragic elements.  

Looks like they’ve hit on something. This past year Previously Secret Information was included in The SF Weekly’s BEST OF SF issue, played to a full house at SFSketchfest and recently returned from performing at Comedy Central Stage in LA. PSI now attracts performers with national reputations like Marc Maron, Will Durst, Scott Capurro and Greg Proops while continuing to include top local storytellers. They’ve even begun to Skype in performers from remote locations.  And like good storytellig series the world over, they will soon launch a podcast. 

Saturday Comedy Events (4/16/2011)

Kyle Kinane and Matt Fulchiron @ The Punchline. 444 Battery St. SF. 8 PM & 10 PM. $21.

Conor Kellicutt @ The San Francisco Comedy Cellar. 222 Hyde St. SF. 8 PM. $10. Featuring Big Al Gonzales, Josef Anolin and host: Justin Harrison.

Big Damn Production @ Kip’s. 2439 Durant Avenue. Berkeley. 7:30 PM. $5. Featuring Sam Hunt, Keith D, Kazumi Kusano, Ben Kolina, Paul Brumbaugh, iLs Goldbarg and more. Hosted by Dash Kwiatkowski.

Speech Therapy’s Dig These Apples @ 7 Mile House. 2800 Bayshore Blvd. Brisbane. 8 PM. Free. Featuring Kevin Munroe, Kelly Anneken, Lydia Popovich, Keon Polee, Ben DelCastillo. Hosted by Tony Sparks.

Who’s The Next Reject Audition @ 800 Larkin. SF. 6 PM. Hosted by Chris Schiappacasse.

One of our members is leaving, so we’re having this contest to find the next new member of the tour. The Rejects of Standup tour has been called the hottest new comedy tour of 2011. If you think you are a reject of standup, come find out if you have what it takes to make it official. The audition is open and there is no fee.

We’re looking for people who’s acts are on a thin line between bad and really good, who are controversial within their comedy scene, have been doing it for a while to prove their dedication and toughness, and who fit in well with the rest of the group.

Previously Secret Information @ The Marsh. 2120 Allston Way. Berkeley. 8:30 pm. $15-$35. Featuring Erika Lutz, Nina G., Bruce Pachtman and Joe Klocek.

Tonight @ Stage Werx: Previously Secret Information w/ Joe Klocek. 533 Sutter St. SF. $15-$25. 7 PM. Also featuring Nina G and Zahra Noorbakhsh.

Out first show of the new year starts out right! So far we have a great line up of storytellers. Check out the site at http://www.previouslysecretinformation.com/TICKETS AT http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/143368…Zahra Noorbakhsh“The Good, the Bad and the Muslim”As  an Iranian-American Muslim woman, Zahra loves Thanksgiving.  The apple  cider on the stove, the piping hot mash potatoes, the thick creamy  gravy, and crispy golden stuffed Turkey on the dinner table keeps her in  longing all year. But this story has nothing to do with Thanksgiving.   It has to do with her white boyfriend’s sister-n-law, named Poodle, and  the fate of all Muslims at Christmas time…yes, even the good Muslims.  I  know.  The GOOD Muslims?!zahracomedy.comhttp://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/143368Joe Klocek“Drop Out”Three  months into Freshman year I dropped out of school never to return. When  my parents brought me to the school superintended, much to their  surprise, I talked him into giving me a work permit and agreeing that  school wasn’t for everyone. This began my real education, a career as a  paper boy and escaping immediate consequences from authority because  they never thought to look for me in the library.http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/143368Nina G.“The Queen’s Speech:  The adventures of an outspoken women who stutters”The  experience of women who stutter has yet to be told by the media. The  best I have seen is on the Howard Stern show and you can imagine how  that went. I am the world’s funniest female comedian who stutters. At  least until I find another one.  These are my thoughts on the media,  dating and asserting my own voice.
via. Facebook

I will be in attendance for this show entirely for Nina G. She’s steady on the rise and is poised to break out with her uniqueness and technique. Previously on Previously Secret Information, Nina gave socio-political observations in a very inspiring set found below. 

Tonight @ Stage Werx: Previously Secret Information w/ Joe Klocek. 533 Sutter St. SF. $15-$25. 7 PM. Also featuring Nina G and Zahra Noorbakhsh.

Out first show of the new year starts out right! So far we have a great line up of storytellers. Check out the site at http://www.previouslysecretinformation.com/

TICKETS AT http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/143368


Zahra Noorbakhsh
“The Good, the Bad and the Muslim”

As an Iranian-American Muslim woman, Zahra loves Thanksgiving. The apple cider on the stove, the piping hot mash potatoes, the thick creamy gravy, and crispy golden stuffed Turkey on the dinner table keeps her in longing all year. But this story has nothing to do with Thanksgiving. It has to do with her white boyfriend’s sister-n-law, named Poodle, and the fate of all Muslims at Christmas time…yes, even the good Muslims. I know. The GOOD Muslims?!

zahracomedy.com
http://www.brownpaperticke
ts.com/event/143368

Joe Klocek
“Drop Out”

Three months into Freshman year I dropped out of school never to return. When my parents brought me to the school superintended, much to their surprise, I talked him into giving me a work permit and agreeing that school wasn’t for everyone. This began my real education, a career as a paper boy and escaping immediate consequences from authority because they never thought to look for me in the library.

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/143368

Nina G.
“The Queen’s Speech: The adventures of an outspoken women who stutters”

The experience of women who stutter has yet to be told by the media. The best I have seen is on the Howard Stern show and you can imagine how that went. I am the world’s funniest female comedian who stutters. At least until I find another one. These are my thoughts on the media, dating and asserting my own voice.

via. Facebook

I will be in attendance for this show entirely for Nina G. She’s steady on the rise and is poised to break out with her uniqueness and technique. Previously on Previously Secret Information, Nina gave socio-political observations in a very inspiring set found below. 

Excuse me. I ask you, reader of life, liberty and the pursuit of comedy, to take fifteen minutes of your time to hear the tale of the extraordinary Nina G. It’s highly informative and hilarious. Thank you.