Speech Therapy @ il Pirata. 2007 16th St. SF. No Cover. 10 PM. Featuring Keon Polee, Bobby Guap, Jabari Davis and Casey Ley. Hosted by Tony Sparks

[Streamed line, Clothes line, cool as breeze comedy] 

Speech Therapy @ il Pirata. 2007 16th St. SF. No Cover. 10 PM. Featuring Keon Polee, Bobby Guap, Jabari Davis and Casey Ley. Hosted by Tony Sparks

[Streamed line, Clothes line, cool as breeze comedy] 

Max Neal by. Kiko Briez

Max Neal by. Kiko Briez

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.

Friday Comedy Madness (4/1/2011)

Brainwash Open Mic 12th Anniversary. 1122 Folsom St. SF. Free. 8 PM. Hosted by Tony Sparks. [Time to get down. Cake and Music and Comedy.]

Hella Fools Benefit Show @ Il Pirata. 2007 16th ST. 9 PM. No Cover. Featuring Big Al Gonzales, Kristee Ono and Tony Sparks. [A chance to give back].

Everything Jamboree @ Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission St. SF. $7. 7:30 PM. Featuring the comedy trust of Jesse Fernandez, Miles K and Jesse Elias. [Three geniuses].

For the People Variety Show @ The Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission St. SF. $15. 10 PM. Featuring a slew of characters including Teddy the Bum, Carmelita and Bobby Guap. [Big ups to Bobby who has been on a roll for the last two weeks]

Anthony “Scruncho” McKinley @ Impala Lounge. 501 Broadway ST. SF. $10. 8 PM. Hosted by. Eric Murphy. 

jericho! Comedy @ UC Berkeley w/ UC Davis’ Birdstrike. 101 Moffit. $1. [Two comedy troupes become one comedy monster].

Comedy Off Broadway Oakland. 1 Broadway. Oakland. Featuring Dave Thomason, BA Hunter, Jules Posner, Nato Green and headliner Anthony Hill. Hosted by Joe Geckler [Some very funny gentlemen. That won’t rob you.]

Wharf Room Comedy @ Castagnola’s. 286 Jefferson St. SF. Featuring Chantel Williams, Ben Feldman, Bob Lieberman, Duat Mai, Red Scott and more. [Look at that seal.]

Steve Rannazzisi @ The Punchline. 444 Battery St. SF. Two Shows: 8 PM & 10:00 PM. $19. +18. Two Drink Minimum. 

John Pinette @ Cobb’s Comedy Club. 915 Columbus Ave. SF. Two Shows: 8 PM & 10:15 PM. $23. 18+. Two Drink Minimum. 

Upcoming Shows: April 1st ~ Two Part Celebration/Benefit: Brainwash 12th Anniversary / Speech Therapy’s Hella Fools. Featuring Tony Sparks, Big Al Gonzales, Kristee Ono and a slew of Bay Area stand-outs. No Cover. All Love.

Upcoming Shows: April 1st ~ Two Part Celebration/Benefit: Brainwash 12th Anniversary / Speech Therapy’s Hella Fools. Featuring Tony Sparks, Big Al Gonzales, Kristee Ono and a slew of Bay Area stand-outs. No Cover. All Love.

I had fun writing this. Wish I could have gotten more into the meat of Speech Therapy but deadlines and schedules clashed. Check out more of the editorials on Antithesis, their articles are very interesting. And yes I’m biased.

Kevin Munroe and Chris Thayer by. Kiko Briez

Kevin Munroe and Chris Thayer by. Kiko Briez

Friday Comedy News 3/4/2011 [Exciting]

4th Annual Killer Laughs Competition Round 1 @ Bunjo’s Comedy Lounge. 6513 Regional St. Dublin. $10. 7:30. 18+. Featuring Candy Churilla, Imran G, Duat Mai, Jacob Rubin, Dash Kwiatkowski, Shawn Robbins and more. Hosted by. John DeKoven. [A lot of interesting stories in this one; friend vs. friend, scruffy vs. dapper, Asian vs. Half Asian. The favorite is Candy; she was on a little show called Last Comic Standing]

Speech Therapy @ Il Pirata. 2007 16th St. SF. No Cover. 10 PM. Featuring Josef Anolin, Andrew Holmgren, Shannon Holbrook, Nina G, Jabari Davis and headliner, Chris Storin. Hosted by Tony Sparks. [A good show for Good People].

Club 93 w/ Chris Riggins. 93 9th St. SF. No Cover. 10 PM. 21+ Featuring Becky Wolf, Amy Miller and more. [FAB in the Blue Room. Very relaxed environment, go if you can.]

We Got Jokes @ The Impala Lounge. 501 Broadway St. SF. $5. 21+. Hosted by. Eric Murphy. [Come in for the laughs, stay for the dancing which may lead to more laughs]

Wharf Room Comedy @ Castagnola’s. 286 Jefferson St. SF. 8 PM. Featuring Casey Ley, Chantel Williams, Keon Polee, Dave DeLuca, LeeAnn Tooker and headliner, Scott Capurro. [Everybody in this line-up could charm your grandma and garner guffaws from your grandma.]

Saturday Comedy Nuws 2/19/2011

The People’s Republic of Improv @ The 9th St. Film Center. 145 9th St. SF. 8 PM. $5. Also featuring Open Improv All-Stars. [I’ve performed with these guys, eaten tacos with these guys and been on the road with these guys. Trust me, these gentlemen are ace.]

The Khara and Iris Variety Show @ The Triple Crown. 1760 Market St. SF. 5:30-8:00 pm. $5. Featuring iLs Goldbarg, Coree Spencer, Nicole Turley, Will Hatcher and more. Hosted by Khara Cara and Iris Weiss. [Lovely Ladies ahoy. And Yung Dick. High contrast.]

Tony Sparks’ Dig These Apples @ The 7 Mile Club. Brisbane, CA. 8 PM. 21+. No Cover. Featuring Chris Garcia, Kristee Ono, Priya Prasad, Phillip Watson. [Some very capable comedians on the bill with some special guests that will surely impress. Cool crowds and great food.]

Open Mic: 800 Larkin. SF. 6 PM. Special Host: Andrew Roberts. [With Andrew, it might actually be cohesive when people are introduced.]

Joe DeRosa @ The Punchline. 444 Battery St. SF. $20. +18. Two Shows: 8 pm and 10 pm. Also featuring Sammy Obied and Joe Mande. 

Kevin Nealon @ Cobb’s Comedy Club. 915 Columbus Ave. SF. 2 Drink Minimum. $27.50. 18+ Two Show. 8 PM. & 10:15 PM. 

Tonight: Tony Sparks’ Dig These Apples @ 7 Mile House. 2800 Bayshore Blvd. Brisbane, CA. 10 PM. No Cover. 21+. Featuring Amy Miller, Chris Riggins, Dee Dee Russell, Raj Dutta and Big Al Gonzales. Hosted by the Godfather of Bay Area Comedy, Tony Sparks.

[This place is wild, good times. Great food, great crowd whose with it as you work it out, and most important… a lot of love. All those Filipinos made me feel like my b-boy days with the Fil-Am kids at Pittsburg, CA. Go check it out (it’s not that far into Brisbane folks.)]

Tonight: Tony Sparks’ Dig These Apples @ 7 Mile House. 2800 Bayshore Blvd. Brisbane, CA. 10 PM. No Cover. 21+. Featuring Amy Miller, Chris Riggins, Dee Dee Russell, Raj Dutta and Big Al Gonzales. Hosted by the Godfather of Bay Area Comedy, Tony Sparks.

[This place is wild, good times. Great food, great crowd whose with it as you work it out, and most important… a lot of love. All those Filipinos made me feel like my b-boy days with the Fil-Am kids at Pittsburg, CA. Go check it out (it’s not that far into Brisbane folks.)]