Podcast: RIFF-erendum with Steven Pearl and Al Clethen. Episode: Marga Gomez. Download Link: Here. iTunes Link: Here. Official Link: Here

[Three of my favorite Bay Area folk heroes throw the verbal frisbee around in an episode of showbiz dads, intimidating gatekeepers, cabaret and more. Check it out]

8/25. Holy City Zoo Reunion @ Angelicas in Redwood City, CA. Featuring legends Barry Sobel, Will Durst, Steven Pearl, Dan St. Paul and Larry “Bubbles” Brown. 7pm. $26. Facebook Link: Here. 

Podcast: RIFF-erendum with Steven Pearl and Al Clethen. Episode: Will Durst. Download Link: Here. iTunes Link: Here. Official Link: Here

Will Durst is one of the most topical and funniest comics I’ve ever known. He’s known primarily as a political comic, but he can cover any subject and make it rib cracking funny. He’s also big city smart! I think an audiences’ I.Q. goes up 7 points after seeing one of his shows. Al and I got to talk to him backstage after one of his usual brilliant sets in San Francisco and here it is.

[A deeply personal, friendly conversation between three colleagues from the late 70s-early 80s Comedy Boom. There’s a great love story, a great transplant story, and some great road stories as well. Check it out.]

Podcast: RIFF-erendum with Steven Pearl and Al Clethen. Episode: Rick Overton. Download Link: Here. iTunes Link: Here. Official Link: Here

Rick Overton is hands down one of the best riffers and kickass funny performers in all of comedy as well as being a regularly working actor. Whether tearing up the stage by himself or with Robin Williams (their comedy jams are legendary!) among others he’s worked with or appearing in movies like ‘Willow”, “Groundhog Day” and “Mrs. Doubtfire” and TV shows like “The Office”, “Seinfeld” and “General Hospital” (And that’s just a short list of his accomplishments!) he always brings his best game and you always remember him. I got to interview him when he was in town doing a show at the Throckmorton Theater with Robin and we had a nice talk.

[Papa Overton knocks the self-defeat out of Pearly’s palms in a very inspiring episode of the ‘Riff-erendum’.]

Podcast: RIFF-erendum with Steven Pearl and Al Clethen. Episode: Coree Spencer. Download Link: Here. iTunes Link: Here. Official Link: Here

Coree Spencer is one of the young lionesses of comedy and damn good at it. She’s also, among other things a film maker, radio personality, director and writer. She’s young, lovely, smart, funny as hell and has a sense of humor outside the box the way I like it! Al and I got to talk to Coree after her kickass set one night in San Francisco and here it is.

[Fun episode where the old school gabs with the relatively newer school]

Snob Theater: The Short Concert Film is a small dose of the atmosphere that was the monthly comedy variety show Snob Theater that ran for 2 years in San Francisco. The film stars Coree Spencer, Chris Thayer, Shanti Charan, Steven Pearl, Drennon Davis, Rick Overton, Debbie Neigher, and Laura and Anton of Foxtails Brigade. It’s produced and hosted by Shawn Robbins, and directed by Scott Oller.

Snob Theater started as a small monthly variety show at The Dark Room Theater in San Francisco’s gritty and historic Mission District. It blossomed into a critically acclaimed series and a unique outlet for the best comedians and musicians to pass through SF and perform smart and interesting material.

Podcast: RIFF-erendum with Steven Pearl and Al Clethen. Episode: Robin Williams. Download Link: Here. iTunes Link: Here. Official Link: Here

baycomics:

Steven Pearl and Al Clethen “RIFF-erendum”

Interview with Robin Williams 

Robin Williams invited Al and me over to his house for a nice talk about his life and experiences


http://www.riff-erendum.com/robin-williams-interview/

[Topics Included: Parents, Mork and Mindy, 70’s Bay Comedy, The Metamorphosis of Business, The Last Days of Pryor, The Drive to Reinvent, Drugs, The East, The Beatles]

(Source: baycomics / Waitman)

8/18. The Friend Zone @ Dirty Trix. 408 Clement St. SF. 9pm. Free. Featuring Steven Pearl, Kaseem Bentley, Vince Mancini, Matt Lieb, and Kevin Macias. Hosted by Matt Louv. RSVP: Here. 

8/18. The Friend Zone @ Dirty Trix. 408 Clement St. SF. 9pm. Free. Featuring Steven Pearl, Kaseem Bentley, Vince Mancini, Matt Lieb, and Kevin Macias. Hosted by Matt Louv. RSVP: Here


Here’s my impression of a Jewish pedophile: “Hey little girl, would you like to buy some candy?” 

- Steven Pearl @ Dirty Trix [Paraphrase]

Here’s my impression of a Jewish pedophile: “Hey little girl, would you like to buy some candy?” 

- Steven Pearl @ Dirty Trix [Paraphrase]

snobtheater:

Snob Theater: The Final Show

Photos by Shawn Robbins