SFWeekly’s Best of San Francisco 2013: A Comedy Perspective

Every year around this time has a fervor of excitement in the Bay Area comedy community. San Francisco is a crown hub of stand-up, a respected market for art and culture, and a mecca for a certain kind of comedy fan. It’s the soup: where the transcendent feed and microcosms emerge and evolve. That being said, it’s also a place with little industry, little structure, and massive turnover. Trying to get noticed, trying to become accomplished, is an arduous, lonesome, unappreciated task. That’s why, during this time of year, a progress report of sorts really sets the year’s tone for a select group of performers.

SFWeekly recently published it’s “Best of” collection of articles, and, as always, a motley group of comedians got the nod (and boost) of recognition. 

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5/3. Hand to Mouth: School @ Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission St. SF. 10pm. $5-8. Featuring Casey Ley, Kate Willett, Josef Anolin, Brendan Lynch and hosted by Trevor Hill and James Fluty. 
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James Fluty and Trevor Hill present Hand to Mouth: a monthly, topic-based comedy show where each edition explores a specific social, cultural or political issue. One show, one topic.
May’s Topic: School
Comedians Casey Ley (SXSW), Brendan Lynch (SF Sketchfest), Kate Willett (Mission Position) and Josef Anolin (SF Punch Line) will join James and Trevor in discussing teachers, homework, report cards, classroom bullies, cafeteria food, controversial curriculums, student loans, midterms, prerequisites, principals, professors, pop quizzes and public schools. 
Hand to Mouth: SchoolFriday, May 3rd @ 10:00PMThe Dark Room (2263 Mission St.)Cover: $5 Advance. $8 at the Door.
Facebook: http:facebook.com/handtomouthcomedy

5/3. Hand to Mouth: School @ Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission St. SF. 10pm. $5-8. Featuring Casey Ley, Kate Willett, Josef Anolin, Brendan Lynch and hosted by Trevor Hill and James Fluty. 

handtomouthcomedy:

James Fluty and Trevor Hill present Hand to Mouth: a monthly, topic-based comedy show where each edition explores a specific social, cultural or political issue. One show, one topic.

May’s Topic: School

Comedians Casey Ley (SXSW), Brendan Lynch (SF Sketchfest), Kate Willett (Mission Position) and Josef Anolin (SF Punch Line) will join James and Trevor in discussing teachers, homework, report cards, classroom bullies, cafeteria food, controversial curriculums, student loans, midterms, prerequisites, principals, professors, pop quizzes and public schools. 

Hand to Mouth: School
Friday, May 3rd @ 10:00PM
The Dark Room (2263 Mission St.)
Cover: $5 Advance. $8 at the Door.

Facebook: http:facebook.com/handtomouthcomedy

Eventbrite - Hand to Mouth: School

4/19. Where Eagles Dare Live @ Lost Weekend Video. 1034 Valencia St. SF. 8PM. Featuring Brendan Lynch, Kimberly Rose Wendt, Matt Lieb, Cameron Vannini, Ryan Papazian, Jeff Anaya, and Keith D’Souza.

4/19. Where Eagles Dare Live @ Lost Weekend Video. 1034 Valencia St. SF. 8PM. Featuring Brendan Lynch, Kimberly Rose Wendt, Matt Lieb, Cameron Vannini, Ryan Papazian, Jeff Anaya, and Keith D’Souza.

Favorite Things of Last Night: Brendan Lynch @ Cafe Royale/Monday Happy Hour Comedy

Favorite Things of Last Night: Brendan LynchCafe Royale/Monday Happy Hour Comedy

3/7. The Mission Position Live Inaugural Show @ Lost Weekend Video. 1034 Valencia St. SF. 8pm. $10. Featuring Bucky Sinister, David Gborie and Brendan Lynch. Hosted by Matt Lieb, Kate Willett, and Matt Louv. 

3/7. The Mission Position Live Inaugural Show @ Lost Weekend Video. 1034 Valencia St. SF. 8pm. $10. Featuring Bucky Sinister, David Gborie and Brendan Lynch. Hosted by Matt Lieb, Kate Willett, and Matt Louv

2/12. Brew Haha 1st Anniversary @ E.J. Phair’s Brewery. 300 Cumberland St. Pittsburg, CA. 7pm. $10. Featuring Brendan Lynch, Ben Delcastillo, Kimberly Rose Wendt, Matt Casey and Joe Bates. Open Mic: 7:00pm. Show: 7:30pm. Hosted by Justin Lafferty. 

DETAILS:— $10 admission (it’s Mardi Gras and E.J. Phair is hosting a SF Beer Week event at this time, too. $10 also gets you a big ol’ 22-oz bottle of delicious Shorty’s beer to take home!)— 7 p.m open mic signup— 7:30 p.m. showtime (showcase starts after open mic)— Open mic comics who pay the $10 get 10 minutes (and beer!), others get 5.— There will be cupcakes

2/12. Brew Haha 1st Anniversary @ E.J. Phair’s Brewery. 300 Cumberland St. Pittsburg, CA. 7pm. $10. Featuring Brendan Lynch, Ben Delcastillo, Kimberly Rose Wendt, Matt Casey and Joe Bates. Open Mic: 7:00pm. Show: 7:30pm. Hosted by Justin Lafferty. 

DETAILS:
— $10 admission (it’s Mardi Gras and E.J. Phair is hosting a SF Beer Week event at this time, too. $10 also gets you a big ol’ 22-oz bottle of delicious Shorty’s beer to take home!)
— 7 p.m open mic signup
— 7:30 p.m. showtime (showcase starts after open mic)
— Open mic comics who pay the $10 get 10 minutes (and beer!), others get 5.
— There will be cupcakes

2/13. COMEDY! COMEDY! @ The Chapel. 777 Valencia St. SF. $15. 8PM. Featuring Brendan Lynch, Sean Keane, Jules Posner, Clare O’Kane and Kevin O’Shea. Presented/Hosted by Cameron Vannini. Tickets Available: Here. 

Comedy! Comedy! is a new show based in the Mission District featuring San Francisco’s best comedic talent as well as out of town touring comedians. This first show will be hosted by Cameron Vannini, a local young up-and-comer who has performed in numerous festivals and clubs across across the country.

2/13. COMEDY! COMEDY! @ The Chapel. 777 Valencia St. SF. $15. 8PM. Featuring Brendan Lynch, Sean Keane, Jules Posner, Clare O’Kane and Kevin O’Shea. Presented/Hosted by Cameron Vannini. Tickets Available: Here

Comedy! Comedy! is a new show based in the Mission District featuring San Francisco’s best comedic talent as well as out of town touring comedians. This first show will be hosted by Cameron Vannini, a local young up-and-comer who has performed in numerous festivals and clubs across across the country.

"White guys shouldn’t be allowed to perform on Martin Luther King Day… I deserve to bomb today."

— Brendan Lynch on MLK, Jr. Day @ Lost Weekend Video [Paraphrase]

Sam Davidoff and Brendan Lynch in... Patronizing Filicide

  • Sam Davidoff: This last guy, I wish he could be my father. Everybody give it up for Brendan Lynch!
  • [Brendan Lynch enters stage right as Sam exits]
  • Brendan Lynch: I would be your father if your mom wasn't a pig.
  • [Paraphrase]
1/17. Laughing Stock w/ Brendan Lynch @ Gallery & Bar 4N5. 863 Mission St. SF. $5. 7PM (doors). Featuring Eloisa Bravo, Keith D, Melanie O’Brien, Aaron Barrett and hosted by Kollin Holtz. Presented by Sylvan Productions

$5 at the door, but free if you know someone in the show!Get you and your friends in for $5 total when you come together!Show your college ID and get in for free.

1/17. Laughing Stock w/ Brendan Lynch @ Gallery & Bar 4N5. 863 Mission St. SF. $5. 7PM (doors). Featuring Eloisa Bravo, Keith D, Melanie O’Brien, Aaron Barrett and hosted by Kollin Holtz. Presented by Sylvan Productions

$5 at the door, but free if you know someone in the show!
Get you and your friends in for $5 total when you come together!
Show your college ID and get in for free.