10/5. Cynic Cave @ Lost Weekend Video. 1034 Valencia St. SF. 8PM. $10. Featuring Ben Feldman, Stevie Post, Michael D’Bey, Shanti Charan, Trevor Hill and OJ Patterson. Hosted by George Chen and Kevin O’Shea
georgethechen:

Ben FeldmanTrevor HillOJ PattersonStevie PostShanti CharanMichael D’Beyhosted by George Chen and Kevin O’Shea8pm$101034 Valencia Street, SF
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.]

Favorite Things of Last Night: Comedy Day Selections from DNA

8/22. 100% Free 16th St Comedy Crawl (Three Shows, One Night) @ Sports Basement, Esta Noche & il Pirata.

SF Comedy First! 3 different FREE shows at 3 great clubs in ONE hilarious night on 16th Street. See them all to win an OFFICIAL CRAWL T-SHIRT* Showtimes at 6, 8 and 10pm at these fine venues:
1) Good Times in the Grotto at Sports Basement: 1590 Bryant (off 16th)
2) Comedy Bodega at Esta Noche: 3079 16th near Mission
3) Il Pirata at 2007 16th near Portrero
NO COVER. SCROLL DOWN FOR COMPLETE SCHEDULE 

6pm: Good Times in the Grotto -Host: Anthony Medina
Featuring Jason Dove, Casey Ley, Emily Van Dyke, Griffin Daley Mary-Alice McNab, Scott Simpson, Donald Lacy
Free Beer! Free snacks!

8pm: Comedy Bodega - Host: Marga Gomez
Featuring Lydia Popvich, Paco Romane, Justin Lucas  Shanti Charan and Johan Miranda
Full Bar and Free snacks! (21 & over)

10pm : IL Pirata - Host Tony Sparks
Featuring Eloisa Bravo, Stroy Moyd , Jabari Davis, Ron Chapman, Kaseem Bentley 
Full Bar
*The official 16th Street Comedy Crawl T Shirts will be given to the first 50 who attend & make it thru ALL 3 Shows- Details TBA

[The most succinct, festive, and affordable Bay Area comedy experience this week, bar none.] 

8/22. 100% Free 16th St Comedy Crawl (Three Shows, One Night) @ Sports Basement, Esta Noche & il Pirata.

SF Comedy First! 3 different FREE shows at 3 great clubs in ONE hilarious night on 16th Street. See them all to win an OFFICIAL CRAWL T-SHIRT* Showtimes at 6, 8 and 10pm at these fine venues:

1) Good Times in the Grotto at Sports Basement: 1590 Bryant (off 16th)

2) Comedy Bodega at Esta Noche: 3079 16th near Mission

3) Il Pirata at 2007 16th near Portrero

NO COVER. SCROLL DOWN FOR COMPLETE SCHEDULE 

6pm: Good Times in the Grotto -Host: Anthony Medina

Featuring Jason Dove, Casey Ley, Emily Van Dyke, Griffin Daley Mary-Alice McNab, Scott Simpson, Donald Lacy

Free Beer! Free snacks!

8pm: Comedy Bodega - Host: Marga Gomez

Featuring Lydia Popvich, Paco Romane, Justin Lucas  Shanti Charan and Johan Miranda

Full Bar and Free snacks! (21 & over)

10pm : IL Pirata - Host Tony Sparks

Featuring Eloisa Bravo, Stroy Moyd , Jabari Davis, Ron Chapman, Kaseem Bentley 

Full Bar

*The official 16th Street Comedy Crawl T Shirts will be given to the first 50 who attend & make it thru ALL 3 Shows- Details TBA

[The most succinct, festive, and affordable Bay Area comedy experience this week, bar none.] 

7/30. Uptown Almanac’s Locally-Sourced Pop-Up Comedy Night @ The Roxie. 3117 16th St. SF. $7. 9PM. Featuring Nato Green, David Gborie, Lydia Popovich, OJ Patterson, Shanti Charan, Trevor Hill, Steve Hernandez and Hosted by Sean Keane.
pleasekilltrevorhill:

Next Tuesday: San Francisco uber-blog, Uptown Almanac, is sponsoring a fantastic comedy show at the Roxie Theater. Featuring Nato Green, David Gborie, Lydia Popovich, OJ Patterson, Shanti Charan, Steve Hernandez and Sean Keane. And bottomless PBR! And me! But mostly the PBR.

7/30. Uptown Almanac’s Locally-Sourced Pop-Up Comedy Night @ The Roxie. 3117 16th St. SF. $7. 9PM. Featuring Nato Green, David Gborie, Lydia Popovich, OJ Patterson, Shanti Charan, Trevor Hill, Steve Hernandez and Hosted by Sean Keane.

pleasekilltrevorhill:

Next Tuesday: San Francisco uber-blog, Uptown Almanac, is sponsoring a fantastic comedy show at the Roxie Theater. Featuring Nato Green, David Gborie, Lydia Popovich, OJ Patterson, Shanti Charan, Steve Hernandez and Sean Keane. And bottomless PBR! And me! But mostly the PBR.

7/6. Cynic Cave @ Lost Weekend Video. 1034 Valencia St. SF. 8pm. $10. Featuring Amy Miller, Dave Clay, Imran G., Kelly Anneken, Shanti Charan, Cameron Vannini and Sean Keane. Hosted by George Chen and Kevin O’Shea.
cyniccave:

Shanti CharanSean KeaneImran GAmy MillerDave Clay Kelly AnnekenCameron Vaninniwith Kevin O’Shea and George Chen21+ $10 8 pm

7/6. Cynic Cave @ Lost Weekend Video. 1034 Valencia St. SF. 8pm. $10. Featuring Amy Miller, Dave Clay, Imran G., Kelly Anneken, Shanti Charan, Cameron Vannini and Sean Keane. Hosted by George Chen and Kevin O’Shea.

cyniccave:

Shanti Charan
Sean Keane
Imran G
Amy Miller
Dave Clay 
Kelly Anneken
Cameron Vaninni
with Kevin O’Shea and George Chen
21+ $10 8 pm

6/24. LAUGHGASM (Free Comedy) @ Rite Spot Cafe. 2099 Folsom St. SF. 8pm. Featuring Keith D’Souza, Shanti Charan, David Gborie, Stroy Moyd, Kaseem Bentley and hosted by Andrew Holmgren. Presented by Sylvan Productions.

6/24. LAUGHGASM (Free Comedy) @ Rite Spot Cafe. 2099 Folsom St. SF. 8pm. Featuring Keith D’Souza, Shanti Charan, David Gborie, Stroy Moyd, Kaseem Bentley and hosted by Andrew Holmgren. Presented by Sylvan Productions.

Shanti Charan. 5 Minutes at Britannia Arms. 

5/15. The PM Show w/ Juan Medina (Birthday Edition) @ Lost Weekend Video. 1034 Valencia St. SF. Featuring Conor Kellicutt, DJ REAL & Drennon Davis, Adam McLaughlin, and Shanti Charan. 

5/15. The PM Show w/ Juan Medina (Birthday Edition) @ Lost Weekend Video. 1034 Valencia St. SF. Featuring Conor Kellicutt, DJ REAL & Drennon Davis, Adam McLaughlin, and Shanti Charan. 

Courting Sketchfest: A Feral, Native Pack at #SFSketchfest . Photo via Shanti Charan
[Left2Right: Cory Loykasek, Jeff Reitman, Ivan Hernandez, Casey Ley, Anna Seregina, Colleen Watson, Sean Keane, Shanti Charan, Clare O’Kane and David Gborie]

Courting Sketchfest: A Feral, Native Pack at #SFSketchfest . Photo via Shanti Charan

[Left2Right: Cory Loykasek, Jeff Reitman, Ivan Hernandez, Casey Ley, Anna Seregina, Colleen Watson, Sean Keane, Shanti Charan, Clare O’Kane and David Gborie]