If I don’t do this, right now, I will be murdered by Juan Medina. I said that I’d cover his brainchild—the PM Show with Juan Medina—and I’ve been going through some shit, but I’m oddly optimistic about comedy at the moment SO HERE. WE. GO!
The PM Show with Juan Medina is a glorious commercial for effort. There’s free beer and food, a jazz band (the time I attended), a pop up Japanese game show (with Scott Simpson), a hilarious sidekick (Jesse Hett, again, the time I attended), and host Juan, culling all that together while experimenting wildly with hats and voices (i.e. characters). For all the energy and tangible—if not awkward—success, the one thing the show needs is patronage, a money holder, a big bucks supporter. All the tenates of a truely novel San Francisco is there, and I could imagine classyish twentysomethings really getting a kick out of the frenetic energy (and muscle-relaxing jazz). Alas, the PM Show continues its run without the attention it deserves, from the press, from its intended audience, and, ultimately from you. 

The show takes place the fourth Friday of the month in the Grotto performance space in the Sports Basement at 1590 Bryant St. San Francisco, Ca. This show is free & features free beer (21+ with valid id) Doors at 6, show at 6:30. 

If I don’t do this, right now, I will be murdered by Juan Medina. I said that I’d cover his brainchild—the PM Show with Juan Medina—and I’ve been going through some shit, but I’m oddly optimistic about comedy at the moment SO HERE. WE. GO!

The PM Show with Juan Medina is a glorious commercial for effort. There’s free beer and food, a jazz band (the time I attended), a pop up Japanese game show (with Scott Simpson), a hilarious sidekick (Jesse Hett, again, the time I attended), and host Juan, culling all that together while experimenting wildly with hats and voices (i.e. characters). For all the energy and tangible—if not awkward—success, the one thing the show needs is patronage, a money holder, a big bucks supporter. All the tenates of a truely novel San Francisco is there, and I could imagine classyish twentysomethings really getting a kick out of the frenetic energy (and muscle-relaxing jazz). Alas, the PM Show continues its run without the attention it deserves, from the press, from its intended audience, and, ultimately from you. 

The show takes place the fourth Friday of the month in the Grotto performance space in the Sports Basement at 1590 Bryant St. San Francisco, Ca. This show is free & features free beer (21+ with valid id) Doors at 6, show at 6:30. 

housepantsshow:

EPISODE ONE

[This is amazing! Just watch.]

"The Record Collector" by Matt Ingebretson. Directed by Joey Izzo (Native)


4/5. Standup at the Knockout @ 3223 Mission St. Free. 7:30pm. Featuring David Gborie, Matt Lieb, Papp Johnson, Steve Post and Paloma Rosa. Hosted by Richard Toomer.

In November of ‘13, we gathered a handful of brilliant minds together to discuss the hot button issues of the day, namely Thanksgiving menus and family politics. Here’s that night’s first bout: the auntly David Cairns against the avuncular Nate Waggoner in AUNT v UNCLE.

"Holidays" by Will Durst (SF Legend), from An Evening at the Improv. Circa 1988.

superseriousshow:

Brent Weinbach  (SF00s) // The Super Serious Show, October 2010
*Photo by Rebecca Rotenberg

superseriousshow:

Brent Weinbach  (SF00s) // The Super Serious Show, October 2010

*Photo by Rebecca Rotenberg

Trash ‘N’ Stache: Mary Van Note ( maryvannote ) and Caitlin Gill

punchlinesf:

Get some comedic catharsis tonight at 8pm! Call 415-397-7573 for tickets! #sanfrancisco #sf #415 #sfcomedy

punchlinesf:

Get some comedic catharsis tonight at 8pm! Call 415-397-7573 for tickets! #sanfrancisco #sf #415 #sfcomedy

mattgubser:

The Rundown Saturday March 22 2014

All your #Sanfrancisco #Bayarea #Standup #comedy #shows & #openmics

Shows

San Francisco 

Flirting with Laughter: A Hilarious Comedy Mixer @ The Royale 800 Post St (Tenderloin) 6:00 $15-$20 SOLD OUT
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Comedy Bottle with Richard Sarvate (WATCH CLIP) @ The Purple Onion at Kell’s 530 Jackson St (North Beach) 7:30 $18 (includes 1 drink)
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A Gay Old Time Headliner Poppy Champlin (WATCH CLIP) @ St Aiden’s Episcopal Church 101 Gold Mine Dr (Castro) 8:00 $25-$35
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Cynic Cave @ Lost Weekend Video 1034 Valencia (Mission) 8:00 $10
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Rajeev’s Big Night Out! @ Amnesia 853 Valencia St (Mission) 7:00 music/8:45 comedy $7 with RSVP 
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Cynic Cave Presents Amy Miller & Friends @ Lost Weekend Video 1034 Valencia (Mission) 10:00 $10
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Ian Bagg (WATCH CLIP) @ The Punch Line 444 Battery (Financial) 7:30 & 9:30 $22 (2 item min)
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Dov Davidoff (WATCH CLIP) @ Cobb’s Comedy Club 915 Columbus Ave (Russian Hill) 7:30 & 9:45 $23.50 (2 item min)

East Bay 

Laugh City Headliner Lyall Behrens (WATCH CLIP) @ Spice Monkey 1628 Webster 7:30 & 10:00 $15-20
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Donnell Rawlings (WATCH CLIP) @ Cap’s Oak St Bar & Grill 144 Oak St Brentwood 7:30 & 10:30 $20
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Michael D Booker Entertainment presents Headliner Steven Pearl (WATCH CLIP) @ Englander Pub 101 Parrott St San Leandro 8:00 $15 advance/$20 door
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Mike Epps After Dark Comedy Tour @ Paramount Theatre of the Arts 2025 Broadway Oakland 8:00 $40-$80
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Free Comedy Showcase & Dance Party Headliner Trevor Hill (WATCH CLIP) @ Pappy’s 2367 Telegraph Ave Berkeley 8:30 FREE
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Bunjo’s Comedy All Star Show @ Vitos’ Express 4060 Grafton St Dublin 8:30 $10
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Uncontrolled Comedy Presents Nephew Tommy (WATCH CLIP) @ E One Entertainment 200 Hegenberger Rd Oakland 8:00 & 10:00 $30
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DL Hughley (WATCH CLIP) @ Tommy T’s 5104 Hopyard Rd Pleasanton 7:00 & 9:45 $30-$40 SOLD OUT (2 item min)

South Bay

Comedy Night at The Claddagh Headliner Rodger Lizaola (WATCH CLIP) @ 1300 1st St Suite A Gilroy 8:00 $10 advance/$12 door
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Dave Burleigh (WATCH CLIP) @ The Planet Ultra Lounge 2110 N. Fremont St. Monterey 9:15 $10 (2 item min)
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Ari Shaffir (WATCH CLIP) @ San Jose Improv 62 S. 2nd St San Jose 7:00 & 9:00 $20 (2 item min)
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Eric Schwartz (WATCH CLIP) @ Rooster T Feathers 157 W. El Camino Real Sunnyvale 8:00 & 10:30 $19 (2 item min)

North Bay

Back Alley Presents Headliner Karl Hess (WATCH CLIP) @ Murphy’s Irish Pub 464 1st St East Sonoma 7:00 & 9:30 $12 adv/$15 door (2 item min)

Open Mics

South Bay 

Comedy at Bogart’s @ 1209 Wildwood Ave Sunnyvale 8:00
FC Sierra
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Upcoming 

3/28 Jim Jefferies @ The Warfield San Francisco
4/3-4/4 Aziz Ansari @ Davies Symphony Hall San Francisco
4/12 Bill Cosby Paramount Theatre Oakland
5/2 Colin Quinn @ Rio Theatre Santa Cruz
5/18 Adam Carollo @ Palace of Fine Arts San Francisco
5/31 Dana Carvey @ Wells Fargo Center for the Arts Santa Rosa

See something I missed? Want to make sure your show is listed?
Email matt@mattgubser.com.