Richard Dreyling and Eli Petersen by Greg Brock

Richard Dreyling and Eli Petersen by Greg Brock

PCS Podcast w/ Rich Dreyling. Episode 8. W. Kamau Bell. Download Link: Here.

[Topics Discussed: Origins, Chicago Bulls, Comedy Risings, Regions, Celebrity Open-Micers, Political Stigma, Marc Maron, Joke Crafting, Performance “Standards”, W. Kamau Bell, Success, TFNGAC]

Rich Dreyling by. Imran G

[Today is Rich’s birthday. He’s one of best friends and I wish him a happy birthday and many more.]

Rich Dreyling by. Imran G

[Today is Rich’s birthday. He’s one of best friends and I wish him a happy birthday and many more.]

Richard and myself outside of the Purple Onion. Best friends goofing off. These pictures made way for a whacky night.

Photo by Imran G.

Richard and myself outside of the Purple Onion. Best friends goofing off. These pictures made way for a whacky night.

Photo by Imran G.

Tonight I will performing at the Purple Onion at 8 PM. 140 Columbus Ave. SF. $20. Presented by Jabari Davis. Come out!

Obviously that’s not me on the poster, that’s my good friend Stuart Thompson. This show is very exciting on a number of fronts. Stuart helped put together this show, and in doing so assembled him, Richard Dreyling and myself on the bill. These two were there for the very beginning for me, a little cafe in the Lower Sproul of UC Berekely back in December of 2009. Changed my life. They were also the reason I went to the Brainwash for the first time. Changed my life. They were there in the classroom where we workshopped jokes and practiced improv. Changed my life.
Rich and Stuart are two of the people I measure my growth against. I look to Richard for inspiration in regards of saying what’s important to you; learning how to make what is dire into something hilarious. I look to Stuart for inspiration on youth and talent and tenacity. Stuart is a year younger than me but years ahead of me in terms of voice and marketing. I’m glad we can come full circle, a Purple Onion showcase is a good milestone for the group we lovingly called “The Alternates”.
Then we have Trenton Davis and Colleen Watson, two of the most talented and polished comics in San Francisco. Trenton is super smooth, the standard for cool presentation and voice. Colleen is top brass, undeniable, watertight comedy. Nothing from her sounds amateur, or unprepared and she’s a great talent.
The Purple Onion remains the standard for historical value and overall atmosphere in San Francisco. I was there last night and the place never loses its charm. It’s my second time performing there and I’m a lot stronger tonight. It feels good going with confidence into a building where my heroes once stood.
See you there.

Tonight I will performing at the Purple Onion at 8 PM. 140 Columbus Ave. SF. $20. Presented by Jabari Davis. Come out!

Obviously that’s not me on the poster, that’s my good friend Stuart Thompson. This show is very exciting on a number of fronts. Stuart helped put together this show, and in doing so assembled him, Richard Dreyling and myself on the bill. These two were there for the very beginning for me, a little cafe in the Lower Sproul of UC Berekely back in December of 2009. Changed my life. They were also the reason I went to the Brainwash for the first time. Changed my life. They were there in the classroom where we workshopped jokes and practiced improv. Changed my life.

Rich and Stuart are two of the people I measure my growth against. I look to Richard for inspiration in regards of saying what’s important to you; learning how to make what is dire into something hilarious. I look to Stuart for inspiration on youth and talent and tenacity. Stuart is a year younger than me but years ahead of me in terms of voice and marketing. I’m glad we can come full circle, a Purple Onion showcase is a good milestone for the group we lovingly called “The Alternates”.

Then we have Trenton Davis and Colleen Watson, two of the most talented and polished comics in San Francisco. Trenton is super smooth, the standard for cool presentation and voice. Colleen is top brass, undeniable, watertight comedy. Nothing from her sounds amateur, or unprepared and she’s a great talent.

The Purple Onion remains the standard for historical value and overall atmosphere in San Francisco. I was there last night and the place never loses its charm. It’s my second time performing there and I’m a lot stronger tonight. It feels good going with confidence into a building where my heroes once stood.

See you there.

Rooftop’s National College Comedy Competition: Cal vs. Stanford

Cal’s Stuart Thompson, Dash Kwiatkowski, Rich Dreyling and Keith Warter

vs.

Stanford’s Garrett Werner, Karesa Granderson, David Rosenthal and Justin Hefter

Voting ends tomorrow at 6 PM. Vote Here. Vote Often. Photos by Johnny Grace.

[Keith and David set a blaze that night. Karesa and Dash stood out as well. Cal probably has the most talent, but don’t count out the Cardinal.]

PCS Podcast w/ Rich Dreyling. Episode 7. Janine Brito (Part 1).

Subjects include: The tiers of Oakland, The Mid-West, frustrating political situations, Missouri (and Janine’s eclectic origins), comedy, W. Kamau Bell, Zahra, One Person Shows.

REPOST: Naia + Sketchfest ‘10

On December 3rd I unwittingly celebrated my first year in stand-up. That day was the first time I did an open microphone in Berkeley with Rich Dreyling, Mell Miller, Stuart Thompson and Miles K (all lovely people). Sure, it took me two more months to start going out more regularly and get involved in the scene, but the experience stands out as an awesome introduction into what I do now with such earnest. I wrote about it: Here.

Also, with Sketchfest ‘11 on the horizon I’m reminded of last year where John Gilkey, Alec-Jones Trujillo, Donny Divanian and Laura Ferrari made the best of my setbacks at the Dark Room Theater. That story is available: Here.

PCS Podcast Episode 4: Dave Thomason

(Rich Dreyling interviews comedian Dave Thomason on his comedy background, Berkeley, and a number of other topics [wakka wakka])

In this inaugural show, Rich Dreyling gives an overview of who he is, where he’s been, and what he’s interested in. Gives an interesting perspective on military lifestyle that’s focused more on the people on the ground than the politics that put them there. Also talks a little about comedy [You are reading Courting Comedy]. Full of informative terms, check it out.