6/25. SCREAM: a tribute to Michael Jackson @ San Francisco Punch Line. 444 Battery St. SF. 8pm. $15. 1/2 Priced Tix: Here. Featuring Sammy Obeid, Chris Burns, OJ Patterson, Klee Wiggins, David Gborie and hosted by Marcella Arguello.

A tribute show to the King of Pop like no other with impersonations, singing, stories and stand up comedy. June 25th marks the fifth year that Michael Jackson was taken from us and for the third year in a row I bring you the funnest tribute show you could witness!

6/25. SCREAM: a tribute to Michael Jackson @ San Francisco Punch Line. 444 Battery St. SF. 8pm. $15. 1/2 Priced Tix: Here. Featuring Sammy Obeid, Chris Burns, OJ Patterson, Klee Wiggins, David Gborie and hosted by Marcella Arguello.

A tribute show to the King of Pop like no other with impersonations, singing, stories and stand up comedy. June 25th marks the fifth year that Michael Jackson was taken from us and for the third year in a row I bring you the funnest tribute show you could witness!

5/30. Anita Drieseberg’s Birthday @ Esta Noche. 3079 16th St. SF. 8PM. No Cover. Featuring Anna Seregina, Kevin Munroe, Chris Burns, Ronn Vigh, Loren Kraut and hosted by Marga Gomez.

5/30. Anita Drieseberg’s Birthday @ Esta Noche. 3079 16th St. SF. 8PM. No Cover. Featuring Anna Seregina, Kevin Munroe, Chris Burns, Ronn Vigh, Loren Kraut and hosted by Marga Gomez.

Infantile: Chris Burns

Infantile: Chris Burns

Courting Comedy: The Show (Trailer). Shot and Edited by Andrew Moore. 

11/3. Courting Comedy: The Show @ Dirty Trix. 408 Clement St. SF. 9PM. Free. Featuring Joe Tobin, Chris Burns, Jesse McGrath, Nicole Calasich, Charlie Ballard and Alison Stevenson. Hosted by OJ Patterson. 

Sylvan Productions presents another night of great comedy at the historic Dirty Trix Saloon. Get Yucked Up and the Friend Zone is taking a break and handing the reins to OJ Patterson, comedian/blogger/enthusiast, and he is bringing his brand of showcase featuring


Joe Tobin (Grinning jokesmith, East Coast sly, SF Punch Line)

Chris Burns (Sophisticated, singsong, sweetly sarcastic, Showtime’s Shameless)

Jesse McGrath (Bewildered, fetching, hilarious, PorkSausage Productions)
Nicole Calasich (Silly, feisty, fierce, bold and bubbly.)
and special guests
Charlie Ballard (Proud satirist, touted visionary, Hella Gay Comedy Show)
Alison Stevenson (Lauded, natural smart-aleck.) 
After each comedian a brief tongue and cheek, “post-game” interview occurs, giving the night a sense of depth and unpredictability. It shall be a very fun time.
[Dance Party To Follow!]

11/3. Courting Comedy: The Show @ Dirty Trix. 408 Clement St. SF. 9PM. Free. Featuring Joe Tobin, Chris Burns, Jesse McGrath, Nicole Calasich, Charlie Ballard and Alison Stevenson. Hosted by OJ Patterson. 

Sylvan Productions presents another night of great comedy at the historic Dirty Trix Saloon. Get Yucked Up and the Friend Zone is taking a break and handing the reins to OJ Patterson, comedian/blogger/enthusiast, and he is bringing his brand of showcase featuring



Joe Tobin (Grinning jokesmith, East Coast sly, SF Punch Line)


Chris Burns (Sophisticated, singsong, sweetly sarcastic, Showtime’s Shameless)


Jesse McGrath (Bewildered, fetching, hilarious, PorkSausage Productions)

Nicole Calasich (Silly, feisty, fierce, bold and bubbly.)

and special guests

Charlie Ballard (Proud satirist, touted visionary, Hella Gay Comedy Show)

Alison Stevenson (Lauded, natural smart-aleck.) 

After each comedian a brief tongue and cheek, “post-game” interview occurs, giving the night a sense of depth and unpredictability. It shall be a very fun time.

[Dance Party To Follow!]

Chris Burns, Hella Kitty by Anita Drieseberg

Chris Burns, Hella Kitty by Anita Drieseberg

8/3-4. A Femikaze Summer’s Eve @ Subterranean Art House. 2179 Bancroft Way. Berkeley. $10. 9PM. Tickets Available: Here. 

Femikaze, the Bay Area’s funniest sketch troupe, keeps comedy fresh with brand new material for “A Femikaze Summer’s Eve.” 
As the East Bay’s premiere all-female comedy team, Femikaze brings the finest in pro-feminist, pro-funny sketch comedy, mining laughs from popular culture, politics and the quirks of being female in contemporary America. 
Founded in 2011 by Kelly Anneken and Isa Hopkins, Femikaze creates opportunities in comedy for ladies of all shapes, sizes, ethnicities and orientations. After a run with “Comedy Brains” (Winner, “Best Comedy Show Remix,” East Bay Express) and San Francisco’s “A Funny Night for Comedy,” Femikaze played to sold out audiences with their shows, “Night of the Living Femikaze” and “Femikaze History Month.” The newly minted non-profit is thrilled to return to Berkeley’s Subterranean Arthouse this summer.
Femikaze boasts an all-star roster of Bay Area comedy favorites, including Kay-c Allen, Allie Blackwell, Therese Garcia, Erin Loftus, Kirsten Macaulay, Natasha Muse, Evangeline Reilly, Carinne Salnave, and Zoe Salnave.
Sketches in A Femikaze Summer’s Eve include a rare glimpse of Big Bonerd, America’s favorite plus-sized girl rockers, Jane Eyre’s adventures in online dating, Samuel L. Jackson’s m*ther f*cking talk show, an ad for Calvin Klein’s newest fragrance, and the return of audience favorite “Fucked Up Fridays.” Each show kicks off with performances from local comedians Nina G, Colleen Watson, Chris Burns, and Lydia Popovich.
Don’t miss this side-splitting summertime sketch show! 4 nights only—July 27 & 28, August 3 & 4 at 9 PM, with a Femikaze Fun Bucket raffled off at every show! Tickets $10 online and at the door.

8/3-4. A Femikaze Summer’s Eve @ Subterranean Art House. 2179 Bancroft Way. Berkeley. $10. 9PM. Tickets Available: Here

Femikaze, the Bay Area’s funniest sketch troupe, keeps comedy fresh with brand new material for “A Femikaze Summer’s Eve.” 

As the East Bay’s premiere all-female comedy team, Femikaze brings the finest in pro-feminist, pro-funny sketch comedy, mining laughs from popular culture, politics and the quirks of being female in contemporary America. 

Founded in 2011 by Kelly Anneken and Isa Hopkins, Femikaze creates opportunities in comedy for ladies of all shapes, sizes, ethnicities and orientations. After a run with “Comedy Brains” (Winner, “Best Comedy Show Remix,” East Bay Express) and San Francisco’s “A Funny Night for Comedy,” Femikaze played to sold out audiences with their shows, “Night of the Living Femikaze” and “Femikaze History Month.” The newly minted non-profit is thrilled to return to Berkeley’s Subterranean Arthouse this summer.

Femikaze boasts an all-star roster of Bay Area comedy favorites, including Kay-c Allen, Allie Blackwell, Therese Garcia, Erin Loftus, Kirsten Macaulay, Natasha Muse, Evangeline Reilly, Carinne Salnave, and Zoe Salnave.

Sketches in A Femikaze Summer’s Eve include a rare glimpse of Big Bonerd, America’s favorite plus-sized girl rockers, Jane Eyre’s adventures in online dating, Samuel L. Jackson’s m*ther f*cking talk show, an ad for Calvin Klein’s newest fragrance, and the return of audience favorite “Fucked Up Fridays.” Each show kicks off with performances from local comedians Nina G, Colleen Watson, Chris Burns, and Lydia Popovich.

Don’t miss this side-splitting summertime sketch show! 4 nights only—July 27 & 28, August 3 & 4 at 9 PM, with a Femikaze Fun Bucket raffled off at every show! Tickets $10 online and at the door.

4/19. Showcase/Interview Show/Open Mic @ Vitus. 201 Broadway. Oakland. Free. 7:00-9:30PM. Featuring Bobby Joe Ebola and The Children MacNuggits, Chris Burns, Matt Louv and Chris Thayer. Hosted by OJ Patterson. Presented by Sylvan Productions

You are cordially invited to the Sylvan Showcase, a one-of-a-kind comedy carnaval in the heart of downtown Oakland. Hosted by OJ Patterson (he knows), the Sylvan Showcase provides ample introduction to the greater Bay Area comedy community. Following each act, a cool interview provides further jokes, elaboration and entertainment. This week’s spotlight performers:Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits (humorist, satirical, catchy tunemakers)Chris Burns (Sophisticated, sarcastic, sass).Matt Louv (hilarious eloquence and frustration, Sylvan Productions)Chris Thayer (man about town, man for all seasons, sardonic champion)Also, accompanying the merrymaking is of course: you. All comedians, hobbyist, amateur or professional, are welcome to participate limited open mic happening from 7:00-8:15pm. Sign-up: 6:30pm. Of course, Vitus wouldn’t be Vitus without the food, drinks and pinball, available in abundance. Free show, cheap food, and cheap drinks is a no brainer.So come, relax, hang out, participate, get involved and get in to it. Thank You.- Sylvan Productions

4/19. Showcase/Interview Show/Open Mic @ Vitus. 201 Broadway. Oakland. Free. 7:00-9:30PM. Featuring Bobby Joe Ebola and The Children MacNuggits, Chris Burns, Matt Louv and Chris Thayer. Hosted by OJ Patterson. Presented by Sylvan Productions

You are cordially invited to the Sylvan Showcase, a one-of-a-kind comedy carnaval in the heart of downtown Oakland. Hosted by OJ Patterson (he knows), the Sylvan Showcase provides ample introduction to the greater Bay Area comedy community. Following each act, a cool interview provides further jokes, elaboration and entertainment. 

This week’s spotlight performers:

Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits (humorist, satirical, catchy tunemakers)
Chris Burns (Sophisticated, sarcastic, sass).
Matt Louv (hilarious eloquence and frustration, Sylvan Productions)
Chris Thayer (man about town, man for all seasons, sardonic champion)

Also, accompanying the merrymaking is of course: you. All comedians, hobbyist, amateur or professional, are welcome to participate limited open mic happening from 7:00-8:15pm. Sign-up: 6:30pm. 

Of course, Vitus wouldn’t be Vitus without the food, drinks and pinball, available in abundance. Free show, cheap food, and cheap drinks is a no brainer.

So come, relax, hang out, participate, get involved and get in to it. 

Thank You.

- Sylvan Productions

2/14. [Comedy] FeelMore 510 @ Layover. 1517 Franklin St. Oakland. Free. 8:30 PM. Feat Melanie O’Brien (host), Alison Stevenson, Sierra Frost, Chris Burns, Gina Ritter, Caitlin Gill, Jen Dronsky, and Clare O’Kane

2/14. [Comedy] FeelMore 510 @ Layover. 1517 Franklin St. Oakland. Free. 8:30 PM. Feat Melanie O’Brien (host), Alison Stevenson, Sierra Frost, Chris Burns, Gina Ritter, Caitlin Gill, Jen Dronsky, and Clare O’Kane

Chris Burns and Marcella Arguello

Chris Burns and Marcella Arguello