Courting Sketchfest: Bridget Everett [38 Days Left]

[My goodness. You can absorb all the superlatives and awards, you can glean all the praise and adoration, but there is nothing like experiencing Bridget Everett live. NOTHING like it. I saw her slaying mercilessly at Outside Lands a couple of months ago and I’ll recommend this bawdy babe over any faux fufu with a IMDB page. Demented sexuality coupled with 80s-pro-wrestling bravado and a never-say-die commitment to tearing down the house, Bridget Everett a hedonistically religious experience.] 

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Barbary Countdown: Night Train with Wyatt Cenac [16 Days Left]

[I love Wyatt Cenac’s relationship to this City. Not only is he featured in The Daily Show, the fuel for leftist discontent (that is an element of the Bay Area’s identity), he’s a lead actor in one of best love/hate cinematic mixtapes for San Francisco: Medicine for Melancholy. Wyatt, like a modern day Bill Cosby (who loaned $50,000 to the birth of blaxploitation), has always put money-to-mouth in regards to progressing African American expression (see: An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, (I saw it at the Roxie (pretty great))), a fact revered by Courting Comedy (hint, I’m black). While, Medicine for Melancholy — available now on Netflix — features many of the mumblecore trappings that make my blood boil, it’s a pretty awesome prelude to Cenac’s appearance this year’s Outside Lands Festival]

Barbary Countdown: Julie Klausner Interviews The Lonely Island (Natives) [20 Days Left]

[Julie Klausner brings her cabaret show to Outside Lands to provide SF with a fierce, femme-y assault. Biting, intelligent and hilarious, we cannot wait for the wonder that her Cabaret Situation should assuredly deliver. Julie is the girl in eighth grade with spot-on commentary and major laughs that we desperately wish we were friends with. Let’s hope to hear the writer, comedian and podcaster belt our favorite showtunes (her “Wig in a Box” from Hedwig is a must listen (@12:50)) and banter our pants off. You should go because you most probably need more redhead New Yorkers in your comedy diet.

- Guest written by Melanie Levy] 

San Francisco Comedy and Burrito Festival Countdown: Barbara Holm (“Veggie Burritos that are ridiculously spicy and drowned in guacamole or a messy burrito while I read vampire books, just to get all my embarrassing habits out of the way.”[56 Days Left]