I full-heartedly support this campaign. These people have opened my eyes to the beauty of Northest California, all the while accommodating my degeneracy. Savage Henry have a piece of my heart and I want everybody to know, share, and give what they can. Can they raise $10,000 in 5 Days? Only if YOU believe… (and contribute)!

When we started Savage Henry in 2010, we had no idea of the amazing reception we would receive. We started with 1,000 copies and a “We’ll see if this works” kind of attitude. We had no seed money, and no business loan. To print the first issue, we found enough advertisers to pitch in without ever having seen an issue. Four years later, we are now printing 14,000 copies that are distributed regularly along the west coast from Portland to Los Angeles. Our subscribers span the country, and our podcast listeners hail from around the world as far as Germany and South Korea. We have done our best to pace our growth while keeping our advertising rates competitive and fair all while keeping Savage Henry a free publication.

We love writing comedy, we love bringing comedians to Humboldt County to perform, and we feel honored that you would bring our brand of low-brow, crass humor into your homes. It’s the proudest thing any of us here on the staff have ever done.

Now we need your help. It’s time to take this to the next step and with your support we can do it. We’re introducing the Free Savage Henry campaign. We challenge our readership to donate $1 (or more). If just one dollar were donated to Savage Henry from every reader, we would have the seed money we need to reach our goals.

If you don’t want to use the Internet to pay, send your check or money order to 791 8th St. Suite N, Arcata, CA 95521. We’ll donate the money in your name so you can still bask in the glory that is donating to the Free Savage Henry Magazine.

Courting Sketchfest; “Chicago, An Alcohol Problem” by the Puterbaugh Sisters. Recorded at Stage Werx in SF. (via rooftopcomedy)

mattgubser:

The Rundown Tuesday April 22 2014

All your #SanFrancisco #BayArea #standup #comedy #shows & #openmics.

Shows

San Francisco 

Where Eagles Dare Headliner David Gborie (WATCH CLIP) @ Milk 1840 Haight (Haight) 8:00 FREE!
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FCC Free Radio Presents Entertainment at the Brain @ Brainwash Café 1122 Folsom St (SoMa) 8:00 FREE!
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Harvey’s Funny Tuesdays @ 500 Castro (Castro) 9:00 FREE! (1 item min)
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The Avengers of Comedy Headliner Caitlin Gill (WATCH CLIP) @ Punchline 444 Battery St (Financial) 8:00 $15 (2 item min)

East Bay 

Brew HaHa Presents Headliner Karinda Dobbins (WATCH CLIP) @ EJ Phair Brewing Co 300 Cumberland St Pittsburg 7:00 FREE!
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Layover Comedy Night @ 1517 Franklin, Oakland (Downtown) 8:30pm FREE!
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Diego Curtel & Friends @ Tommy T’s 5204 Hopyard Rd Pleasanton 7:30 $10

North Bay

Mark Pitta & Friends @ Throckmorton Theater 142 Throckmorton Ave Mill Valley 8:00 $21

Open Mics

San Francisco

Some Kind of Trouble @ Amnesia 853 Valencia St (Mission) 6:00 sign-up/6:30-9:00 5 minutes
Rajeev Dhar
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Neck of the Woods @ 406 Clement St (Richmond) 7:30-10:00
Danny Dechi
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SF Open Mic (mixed) @ John Collins 138 Minna St (SoMa) 8:00 sign-up MUST RSVP
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La Rocca’s @ 957 Columbus (Russian Hill) 9:30 sign-up/10:00-2:00 5-7 minutes
Bryce Benson

East Bay

Brew HaHa Open Mic @ EJ Phair Brewing Co 300 Cumberland St Pittsburg 8:30ish (after showcase)
Justin Lafferty & Johnathan Ott
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Starry Plough Open Mic (mixed) @ 3101 Shattuck Oakland 7:30 sign-up/8:00
Joan Pez
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Blue Candle Tuesdays (mixed) @ Dorsey’s Locker 5817 Shattuck Ave Oakland 8:00 $5 (charge is credited towards food or drink purchase)
DJ Styles

South Bay

Poor House Bistro Open Mic (mixed) @ 91 South Autumn Street San Jose 6:00-9:00
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Open Mic Comedy Night @ Agave 2270 Monterey Hwy, San Jose 7:00 $5 (pre-booked)
Melanie Bega
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Comedy Night at The Red @ 200 Locust St Santa Cruz 7:30/8:00 Free
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Ben Switzer
Caffé Frascati Open Mic (mixed) @ 315 S 1st St San Jose 7:00
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Sparta Sports Bar @ 81 E San Fernando St San Jose 9:00
Pete Munoz

Upcoming 

5/2 Colin Quinn @ Rio Theatre Santa Cruz
5/8 Demetri Martin at UC Berkeley
5/17 Paula Poundstone @ Osher Marin JCC
5/18 Adam Carolla @ Palace of Fine Arts San Francisco
5/31 Dana Carvey @ Wells Fargo Center for the Arts Santa Rosa
6/7 Lisa Lampanelli @ The Warfield San Francisco
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See something I missed? Want to make sure your show is listed?
Email matt@mattgubser.com.

It’s about time we collectively gush over Natasha Muse. Last week at High Dudgeon, we watched Vampire’s Kiss, a literal bat-shit movie starring Nicolas Cage. Every. Single. Word. From. Natasha. Absolutely. Killed. Me. Beyond funny. I’m not saying anything that a respectable comedy fan in the Bay Area doesn’t know. Natasha has either killed it, is killing it, or will kill it across sketch, improv, game shows, stand-up, and who knows what else what, until some metaphor involving a long time occurs. I’m not only imploring you to go find her out in the field; I’m saying, when the opportunity presents itself, watch a movie with her because she’s mind-blowingly quick witted. 
[Photo by Neuroptik Photography]

It’s about time we collectively gush over Natasha Muse. Last week at High Dudgeon, we watched Vampire’s Kiss, a literal bat-shit movie starring Nicolas Cage. Every. Single. Word. From. Natasha. Absolutely. Killed. Me. Beyond funny. I’m not saying anything that a respectable comedy fan in the Bay Area doesn’t know. Natasha has either killed it, is killing it, or will kill it across sketch, improv, game shows, stand-up, and who knows what else what, until some metaphor involving a long time occurs. I’m not only imploring you to go find her out in the field; I’m saying, when the opportunity presents itself, watch a movie with her because she’s mind-blowingly quick witted. 

[Photo by Neuroptik Photography]

Moshe Kasher (Native) @ Whiplash Comedy/UCB Theater by Mindy Tucker. 

mattgubser:

The Rundown Wednesday April 16 2014

All your #SanFrancisco #BayArea #standup #comedy #shows & #openmics.

News

The Business celebrates its 5 year anniversary and welcomes back founding member Chris Garcia as tonight’s headliner.

Shows

San Francisco 

Danny Dechi & Friends! @ Bazaar Café 5927 California St (Richmond) 7:00 FREE!
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New Talent Showcase @ The Purple Onion at Kell’s 530 Jackson St (North Beach) 7:00 $5
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The Business: The Wood Edition- Five Year Anniversary! Headliner Chris Garcia (WATCH CLIP) @ The Dark Room 2263 Mission St (Mission) 8:00 $7.00
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Comikaze Lounge Headliner Trevor Hill (WATCH CLIP) @ The Royale 800 Post st (Tenderloin) 8:00 FREE!
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Real Live Comedians! @ Stage Werx 446 Valencia St (Mission) 8:00 $10
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High Dudgeon vs. Vampire’s Kiss @ Cynic Cave 1034 Valencia St (Mission) 8:00 $10
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Back Alley Comedy at The Blue Light Headliner Brendan Lynch (TWITTER) @ 1979 Union St (Marina) 8:00 FREE!
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Cellar Dwellers @ The Purple Onion at Kell’s 530 Jackson St (North Beach) 8:15 $5
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Hella Hustle Showcase @ Brainwash Café 1122 Folsom (SoMa) 8:30 FREE
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The Later Show @ The Purple Onion at Kell’s 530 Jackson St (North Beach) 10:00 $5
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Clinton Jackson (WATCH CLIP) @ The Punchline 444 Battery (Financial) 8:00 $16 (2 item min)

East Bay 

Comedy at Kip’s @ 2439 Durant St Berkeley 8:00 FREE!
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Comedy at Kirby’s 42312 Fremont Blvd Fremont 8:00 FREE!
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Penelope Comedy Showcase @ Penelope Bar & Lounge 1120 Clay St Oakland 8:00 FREE!
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Wednesday Night Comedy Headliner Kirk McHenry (WATCH CLIP) @ Masses 2721 North Main Street Walnut Creek 9:00 FREE
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Colors of Comedy Presents Made for TV Laughs @ E One Entertainment 200 Hegenberger Rd Oakland 8:00 $5 (2 item min)
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Victor Perez & Friends @ Tommy T’s 5104 Hopyard Rd Pleasanton 7:30 $10 (2 item min)

Peninsula

Boomer Humor Series Headliner Richard Stockton (WATCH CLIP) Angelica’s Bistro 863 Main Street Redwood City 8:00 $10 online/$15 door ($10 min) 
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Above the Underground @ Underground Pub 2650 Broadway St Redwood City 9:30 FREE

South Bay

Station 55 Headliner Steven Pearl (WATCH CLIP) @ 55 5th St Gilroy 8:00 FREE!
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Comedy Cooperative Headliner Butch Escobar (WATCH CLIP) @ The Art Bar & Café at The Tannery 1060 River St #112 Santa Cruz 8:30 FREE!
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New Talent Comedy Competition Semi-Final Round @ Rooster T Feathers 157 W. El Camino Real Sunnyvale 8:00 $10 (2 item min)
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The Funny Enough Comedy Tour Headliner Butch Escobar (WATCH CLIP) @ San Jose Improv 62 South 2nd St 8:00 $12 (2 item min)

Open Mics

San Francisco

Wednesday Hump Nite Open Mic Comedy @ SF Eagle 398 12th St (SoMa) 5:30 sign-up/6:00-9:00
Rick Fletcher
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The Honey Hive Wide Open Mic @ The Honey Hive Gallery 4117 Judah St (Outer Sunset) 6:30 sign-up/7:00 $5
J-Scribe the Journeyman
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Hella Hustle Open Mic @ Brainwash Café 1122 Folsom (SoMa) 6:30 sign-up/7:00-8:30
Anthony Medina & Story Moyd
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Smack Dab Open Mic Featuring Blair Hansen (mixed) @ Magnet 4122 18th St (Castro) 7:30 sign-up/8:00
Larry-bob Roberts & Dana Hopkins
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Pizza Mic @ Pizza Joint 2943 Mission St (Mission) 8:00 sign-up 9:00-2:00 5+ minutes
Anthony Sandoval
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Open Mic @ The Showdown 10 6th St (SoMa) 8:30 sign-up/9:00
Brandon Stokes

East Bay

Speak Up (mixed) @ Air Ultra Lounge 492 9th St Oakland 7:00 sign-up/8:30-10:00
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Penelope Comedy Open Mic @ Penelope Bar & Lounge 1120 Clay St Oakland 7:30 sign-up/9:00 start (after showcase) Three minutes
Juan Johnny Kobra Navarro
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Pensinsula

Sodini’s @727 El Camino Real Redwood City 8:30/9:00
Pete Munoz
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Above the Underground @Underground Pub 2650 Broadway St Redwood City 10:30/11:00
Paul Brumbaugh & Chunk Bonfiglio

South Bay

Miss Julia’s Open Mic (mixed/clean) @ Studio Sharise 552 S Bascom Ave San Jose 6:00 sign-up/6:30-8:30
Sylvia Vo
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We Create Wednesday (mixed) @ I Jave Café 387 Delmas Ave San Jose 6:30
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Comedy Night @ The Mediterranean 265 Center Ave Aptos 8:00 
George Kane
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Comedy Caravan @ Caravan Lounge 98 S Almaden Ave San Jose 9:00
Ato Diaba Walker
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Studio 222 Presents Open Mic Night! (mixed) @ Longhouse Restaurant @ 8195 Monterey St Gilroy 9:30/10:30

North Bay

Beatdown Open Mic @ Spancky’s 8201 Old Redwood Hwy Cotati 8:30 sign-up/9:30
El Marco Antonio Alvarez

Upcoming 

4/20 Sitcom Workshop
5/2 Colin Quinn @ Rio Theatre Santa Cruz
5/8 Demetri Martin at UC Berkeley
5/17 Paula Poundstone @ Osher Marin JCC
5/18 Adam Carolla @ Palace of Fine Arts San Francisco
5/31 Dana Carvey @ Wells Fargo Center for the Arts Santa Rosa
6/7 Lisa Lampanelli @ The Warfield San Francisco
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See something I missed? Want to make sure your show is listed?
Email matt@mattgubser.com.

(Source: mattgubser)

Haters Only. Often Imitated, Never Replicated. (via marcellacomedy)

Haters Only. Often Imitated, Never Replicated. (via marcellacomedy)

Did you always want to be a comedian? No. No, I ah, I still don’t. I’m a little different than other comedians in that way. I’ve never wanted this. I was hoping to be a stripper, and I made some wrong turns.

(Source: onyourbagel, via bagelsandbeatles)