10/31. The Business Halloween @ Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission St. SF. 8pm. $5. Featuring Sean Keane, Bucky Sinister, Caitlin Gill, Mike Drucker, and Special Guest, Claudia Cogan.
How could there be a better place to spend Halloween than a theatre called the DARK ROOM? The Business is ready for the holiday, we have our candy, our costumes and our post victory parade riot gear all set.
Come one, come all, and bring the spirits of your ancestors with you. Don’t worry, if you get a case of the SPOOKIES, our guest this week will hold your hand.
Claudia Cogan will be joining us on this unholy night. She’s top notch. She’s been on Last Comic Standing 7 as a semi-finalist, been nominated three times for an Excellence in Comedy in New York (ECNY) award and won the first ever Time Out New York Joke of the Year nod. Claudia is an alum of UCB Theater improv school and played on several house teams. She has performed at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival and at clubs and colleges around the country.
Come join Claudia and your regulars Sean “Spooky” Keane, Bucky “Puts the SIN in” Sinister, “Maniacal” Mike Drucker and Caitlin “GILLotine” for a night of good Halloween fun*.
*”good Halloween fun” may include getting possessed by Halloween demongoblins. The Business is not responsible for any damage to your soul incurred during “fun”.
11/7. Comedy and Pinball for a Cause: Benefit the POP @ Kimball’s. 255 2nd St. Oakland, CA. 8:00pm. Free. Featuring Jesse Elias (headliner), Caitlin Gill, Jason Dove, Nina G, Roman Leo, Christopher John and hosting by OJ Patterson. Donations Readily Accepted. More Information: Here.
Come for pinball at 7:00. Comedy show starts at 8:00.
The Pinball Outreach Program’s mission is to improve the lives of hospitalized children during the downtime of treatment by bringing the game, history and excitement of pinball to Children’s Hospitals. Comedy and Pinball for a Cause will be holding a benefit for POP. The show is free but we will be passing around “the hat” to donate to this project. Also, all money made from the pinball play will be donated to POP (which include some of the best pin
ball games in the Bay Area!). Please come and support this cause to help kids in the hospital have some pintastic fun!
10/31. The Romane Event (Politics/Halloween Show) @ The Make-Out Room. 3225 22nd St. SF. 8pm. $5-$10. Featuring Caitlin Gill (headlining), Will Durst, Marga Gomez, Paco Romane, Samson Koletkar, Dhaya Lakshminarayanan and hosted by Joe Tobin. Tickets and Information: Here.
10/26. Femikaze for President (Comedy) @ Subterranean Arthouse. 2179 Bancroft Way. Berkeley. $10-$20.
Gear up for the election with feminist comedy troupe Femikaze as they present the Bay Area’s funniest female standup comics for one night only!!
Former FLOTUS Laura Bush hosts headliners Lydia Popovich (Ladies Love the Layover, SF Punchline), Natasha Muse (A Funny Night for Comedy, Cobb’s), and Caitlin Gill (The Business, “7 Comics Rocking the Local Scene,” 7x7 Magazine) along with featured performers Clare O’Kane, Shanti Charan, Kristee Ono, Nina G, and Karinda Dobbins.
Tickets are available online and at the door ($10-20 sliding scale).
Cast your vote early and often for women in comedy!
10/27. The Business @ Cobb’s Comedy Club. 915 Columbus Ave. SF. 8PM. $5-$20. Featuring Alex Koll, Sean Keane, Bucky Sinister, Caitlin Gill, Chris Thayer, Mike Drucker, Kevin Camia, and Jamie and Sissy DeWolf. More Information and Discount: Here.
10/10. The Business @ Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission St. SF. 8PM. $5. Featuring Sean Keane, Bucky Sinister, Caitlin Gill and Chris Thayer. Special Guests: Barbara Holm, Andy Haynes, George Peyton Gordon III and Alice Wetterlund.
9/16. Previously Secret Information @ Stage Werx Theater. 446 Valencia St. SF. 7PM. $15. Featuring Joe Klocek, Heather Gold, Caitlin Gill, and Keith Lowell Jensen. Tickets Available: Here.
PREVIOUSLY SECRET INFORMATION is a comic storytelling series. It’s not stand-up comedy. It’s not traditional storytelling. It’s not even a mixture of the two. It’s something else. The producers of this monthly series, Bruce Pachtman, Joe Klocek and Ty McKenzie, seek out people who are willing to tell the whole story. They welcome the comedy but want storytellers who will also include the frightening, disastrous, and even tragic aspects of a story.
Spinning Failure Into Comedic Gold:
Four very funny (and complicated) tales from four of the Bay Area’s top storytellers
“It’s Not Just Me”
Without warning my marriage broke apart. My car was packed with everything I owned. I drove up north to Canada through the Hudson Valley and into a man. Literally.
“Not for Rehire”
Keith Lowell Jensen
Jensen ended up in comedy by failing at literally every other job open to a high school drop out. He was fired from or quit over 30 jobs before his 30th birthday and while there is no doubt that many managers and owners wanted to strike him over the years only one of his employers dared to live the dream. This is the story of that punch in the face and the type of revenge avaliable to a smart alec with too much time on his hands.
“I’m Just Down”
Kissing ladies in a church, on a stage and finally on purpose.
“On the Road…”
In part three of Joe’s ongoing essay of life on the road, he gets a little closer to home, this time Skyping from Sacramento. Tired, worn out and ready for home, he comes to you live from the Sacramento Punch Line.
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