Retro Venues: The Sea Biscuit. 47th and Noriega. 

thisischristhayer:

As a follow up to my previous post, here’s the audio of my set from the second and final round of Twisted Biscuit. I came in 2nd behind the ever-funny & ever-unique Jesse Elias who performed an amazing self-composed song medley, concisely roasting a litany of Bay Area comics.

[UPDATE: A video of most of this set can be seen here with the password “biscuit”.]

Notes on this track:
-[1:17] All of Sal’s set, he’s moving like an confused marionette. The line, “It’s like I’m covered in bubblegum!” is meant to address that.
-[2:05] Loren is in extreme pain throughout her whole set. The stage lights start to burn her, so she puts up her hand to shield her eyes. Then her blocking hand starts to burn. Then her glasses feel to heavy for her face. She tries to take them off, but lifting them hurts her hand. Etc, etc, ad infinitum.
-[3:36] Samson’s joke was supposed to get a huge applause break, but the recording I tried to play from my phone was really quiet.

[If you’re viewing this page on Tumblr, cell phone photo credit goes to Kristee Ono for her picture of the 2nd place ribbon ceremony with me on the left and Twisted Biscuit host Miles K. on the right.]

[In order Thayer emulates Griffin Daley, Sal Calanni, Loren Kraut, Samson Koletkar, Joe Klocek and Greg Asdourian]

jesseelias:

My contribution to Twisted Biscuit 2011. It was humbling to compete among such talent and even more humbling to win. If you haven’t seen it already, Chris Thayer’s brilliant and merciless set is available at  http://thisischristhayer.com/. Thanks to Ameen Belbahri and Miles K for making the show happen, and Ivan Hernandez for the video.. 

(Source: jesseelias)

"You may recall the show Family Matters; it was a popular sitcom from the 1990’s. In it the character Steve Urkel has a machine that he stepped into and reemerged from as Stefan. I have such a machine at my house, except when I step into it, I reemerge as Sammy Franco."

— Miles K. doing an impression of Jesse Elias at Twisted Biscuit [via J.E. + Facebook]

thisischristhayer:

I just competed in “Twisted Biscuit”, San Francisco’s comedy game show where local comics impersonate/parody/mock other Bay Area comics. It’s pretty heavy on the inside jokes and you’d probably have to be a comic, an aficionado of the SF comedy scene, or just a poor barista or bartender—who is subject to an open mic or show in their place of business every week—to truly appreciate or even understand most of it. In any case, this is the audio of my set from round one. Enjoy!

Notes on this track:
-[0:35] When Danny gets his improv suggestions, he pulls out a #2 pencil and uses it to tap on his cheek while simply repeating the audience’s suggestions back to them.
-[2:58] Jabari’s notes are 3 pieces of paper and each one has a message on the back (facing the audience) written in huge letters. The first one says “THINGS GANGSTERS DO”.
-[3:06] - The next one says “THINGS WHITE PEOPLE EAT”
-[3:16] - The final one says “‘YOU FEEL ME?!’” (with the JD signature logo next to it).

[Rotisserie]

7/13/2011 Twisted Biscuit @ The Stud. 399 9th St. SF. 8 PM. Free. Featuring Roman Leo, Lydia Popovich, Jesse Elias, Emily Heller and Chris Thayer.
[Apparently Thayer rocked it last time. Insider sources says he’s the one to beat.]

7/13/2011 Twisted Biscuit @ The Stud. 399 9th St. SF. 8 PM. Free. Featuring Roman Leo, Lydia Popovich, Jesse Elias, Emily Heller and Chris Thayer.

[Apparently Thayer rocked it last time. Insider sources says he’s the one to beat.]

7/6. Twisted Biscuit Comedy Competition @ The Stud. 399 9th St. SF. Free. 8 PM.
[Comedians Imitating Comedians. Playing to the back of the room on the front of the stage.]

7/6. Twisted Biscuit Comedy Competition @ The Stud. 399 9th St. SF. Free. 8 PM.

[Comedians Imitating Comedians. Playing to the back of the room on the front of the stage.]

7/6/2011. The Return of “Twisted Biscuit”. Twisted Biscuit is a stand-up competition of the most peculiar design. This iteration is presented by Ameen Belbahri and Miles K. More information after the jump:

Let’s twist some biscuits. Seriously. Miles and I are bringing back Twisted Biscuit, the classic comedy game show where comedians do impressions of other Bay Area comedians. Round one will be on July 6th. Each performer has five minutes to do a set parodying other comics. The top five from the first round, as chosen by our panel of judges, will advance to the finals on July 13th. First prize: a set on the Sunday Showcase at the Punch Line and a first prize ribbon.Second prize: $20 worth of bar bucks at the Stud.Third prize: You’re fired.When: 8pm July 6th and 13thWhere: The Stud, 399 9th St, San Francisco Admission is free, of course.There will be a limited number of spots to perform. If you’re interested please e-mail twistedbiscuitsf@gmail.com. Give a short description of what your set will consist of and make sure to include your name.

7/6/2011. The Return of “Twisted Biscuit”. Twisted Biscuit is a stand-up competition of the most peculiar design. This iteration is presented by Ameen Belbahri and Miles K. More information after the jump:


Let’s twist some biscuits. Seriously. Miles and I are bringing back Twisted Biscuit, the classic comedy game show where comedians do impressions of other Bay Area comedians. Round one will be on July 6th. Each performer has five minutes to do a set parodying other comics. The top five from the first round, as chosen by our panel of judges, will advance to the finals on July 13th.

First prize: a set on the Sunday Showcase at the Punch Line and a first prize ribbon.
Second prize: $20 worth of bar bucks at the Stud.
Third prize: You’re fired.

When: 8pm July 6th and 13th
Where: The Stud, 399 9th St, San Francisco
Admission is free, of course.

There will be a limited number of spots to perform. If you’re interested please e-mail twistedbiscuitsf@gmail.com. Give a short description of what your set will consist of and make sure to include your name.

Retro: Twisted Biscuit - Where Are They Now? Featuring (in some capacity): Kirk Papas, Sal Calanni, Alex Koll, Matt Morales, Miguel Fierro, Edwin Li, Brent Weinbach, Louis Katz, Will Franken, and Robert Selander

(courtesy of joegorman)