10/4. iL Pirata Comedy 8 Year Anniversary @ iL Pirata. 2007 16th St. 9pm. Free. Featuring Jabari Davis, Tony Sparks, Rudy O, David Gborie, Frankie Quinones, Clay Newman, Sean Keane, Karinda Dobbins, Shanti Charan, Eloisa Bravo, Yayne Abeba, Anthony Medina.
[I don’t know a more underground gem in the City than the monthly comedy showcase at iL Pirata. It’s kind of intimidating: nestled in the amber-slick off shoot of Portrero Hill; a pub-ish maze of aged leather seats and old souls; an ambiguous round of chairs circled by booths; an inherent casualness bordering on uncertainty. It all requires a level of commitment, to settle down, to nestle, to anticipate. The show never starts early, the subsequent dancing is sometimes forgotten, but in between — especially on anniversary shows — is a solid block of gold. It’s the 3-hour comedy festival, the after hours Comedy Day, the alternative “Sunday Showcase”; it’s every San Francisco Bay Area tradition wrapped up into a single instance. Go early, stay for the long haul, have a few drinks and tell me iL Pirata’s Anniversary show is anything you’ve ever experienced before in your life. If you claim me “wrong”, you’d be a liar, a fool or both, but you’ll also extremely satisfied.]

10/4. iL Pirata Comedy 8 Year Anniversary @ iL Pirata. 2007 16th St. 9pm. Free. Featuring Jabari Davis, Tony Sparks, Rudy O, David Gborie, Frankie Quinones, Clay Newman, Sean Keane, Karinda Dobbins, Shanti Charan, Eloisa Bravo, Yayne Abeba, Anthony Medina.

[I don’t know a more underground gem in the City than the monthly comedy showcase at iL Pirata. It’s kind of intimidating: nestled in the amber-slick off shoot of Portrero Hill; a pub-ish maze of aged leather seats and old souls; an ambiguous round of chairs circled by booths; an inherent casualness bordering on uncertainty. It all requires a level of commitment, to settle down, to nestle, to anticipate. The show never starts early, the subsequent dancing is sometimes forgotten, but in between — especially on anniversary shows — is a solid block of gold. It’s the 3-hour comedy festival, the after hours Comedy Day, the alternative “Sunday Showcase”; it’s every San Francisco Bay Area tradition wrapped up into a single instance. Go early, stay for the long haul, have a few drinks and tell me iL Pirata’s Anniversary show is anything you’ve ever experienced before in your life. If you claim me “wrong”, you’d be a liar, a fool or both, but you’ll also extremely satisfied.]

8/31. The Associates Comedy Showcase @ 1772 Market St. SF. 10pm. $20. Featuring Pat Garvey, Jason Violation, George Chen, Stevie Post, Dirty Mike, Rudy O, Rolf Skar and OJ Patterson. Hosted by Jabari Davis. Tickets Available: Here.
[Shameless self promotion! I love working with Jabari (it’s almost 3 years to the day he gave me my first Purple Onion spot). I consider him a brother, brother, brother (close comedy friend, who looks out for me, and is also African American). I also love like doing long sets. I also like people knowing and possibly attending the show. Please spread the word, please buy tickets (even if you can’t come), and please come out.]

8/31. The Associates Comedy Showcase @ 1772 Market St. SF. 10pm. $20. Featuring Pat Garvey, Jason Violation, George Chen, Stevie Post, Dirty Mike, Rudy O, Rolf Skar and OJ Patterson. Hosted by Jabari Davis. Tickets Available: Here.

[Shameless self promotion! I love working with Jabari (it’s almost 3 years to the day he gave me my first Purple Onion spot). I consider him a brother, brother, brother (close comedy friend, who looks out for me, and is also African American). I also love like doing long sets. I also like people knowing and possibly attending the show. Please spread the word, please buy tickets (even if you can’t come), and please come out.]

Team Adrian by Jose Z Lim Jr. Featuring (Left-to-Right, Counterclockwise: Dejan Tyler, Kiko Briez, Bryant Hicks, Gloria Magaña, Priya Prasad, Rudy O and Chris Riggins. 

Team Adrian by Jose Z Lim Jr. Featuring (Left-to-Right, Counterclockwise: Dejan Tyler, Kiko Briez, Bryant Hicks, Gloria Magaña, Priya Prasad, Rudy O and Chris Riggins. 

Today: Comedy All Star Showcase [Free] @ Sports Basement. 1590 Bryant St. SF. Free. Featuring Kaseem Bentley, Kevin Munroe, Shanti Charan, Colleen Watson and many more. Hosted by Anthony Medina and Tony Sparks. Also, FREE BEER!

You know that “Good Times in the Grotto,” the fastest growing room in SF?? Well it’s back for a Saturday Special, 4:30 pm. 

3 HR Special! 
Over a dozen of the comics that have killed in the Grotto.

ALL STARS:
Kaseem Bentley
Kevin Munroe
Shanti Charan
Colleen Watson
Stroy Moyd
Lyall Behrans
Eloisa Bravo
Rudy O
Juan Medina
Andrew Holmgren
Justin Lucas
David Gborie
Kate Willett
Hosts: Anthony Medina & Tony Sparks
Oh that free beer thing?? It’s happening again. One of the best shows of the year. For Reals!?!

Today: Comedy All Star Showcase [Free] @ Sports Basement. 1590 Bryant St. SF. Free. Featuring Kaseem Bentley, Kevin Munroe, Shanti Charan, Colleen Watson and many more. Hosted by Anthony Medina and Tony Sparks. Also, FREE BEER!

You know that “Good Times in the Grotto,” the fastest growing room in SF?? Well it’s back for a Saturday Special, 4:30 pm. 


3 HR Special! 

Over a dozen of the comics that have killed in the Grotto.


ALL STARS:

Kaseem Bentley

Kevin Munroe

Shanti Charan

Colleen Watson

Stroy Moyd

Lyall Behrans

Eloisa Bravo

Rudy O

Juan Medina

Andrew Holmgren

Justin Lucas

David Gborie

Kate Willett

Hosts: Anthony Medina & Tony Sparks

Oh that free beer thing?? It’s happening again. One of the best shows of the year. For Reals!?!

9/22. Free Comedy @ World Savvy. 474 Valencia St. SF. 7PM. Featuring Donald Lacy, Yayne Abeba, Karinda Dobbins, Shanti Charan and Rudy O. 

9/22. Free Comedy @ World Savvy. 474 Valencia St. SF. 7PM. Featuring Donald Lacy, Yayne Abeba, Karinda Dobbins, Shanti Charan and Rudy O. 

3/31. Papp Johnson @ Purple Onion. 140 Columbus Ave. SF. 10PM. $20. Featuring Chris Riggins, Bryant Hicks, Rudy O, Daryus Monday and Nina G. Hosted by Jabari Davis. 

3/31. Papp Johnson @ Purple Onion. 140 Columbus Ave. SF. 10PM. $20. Featuring Chris Riggins, Bryant Hicks, Rudy O, Daryus Monday and Nina G. Hosted by Jabari Davis. 

Tonight. Be Funny 365 @ The Purple Onion. 140 Columbus Ave. SF. 8PM. $20. Featuring Rudy O, Bryant Hicks, Leslie Small, Shanti Charan, William Head, Alison Stevenson and Feel Woods. 

Tonight. Be Funny 365 @ The Purple Onion. 140 Columbus Ave. SF. 8PM. $20. Featuring Rudy O, Bryant Hicks, Leslie Small, Shanti Charan, William Head, Alison Stevenson and Feel Woods.