Courting Sketchfest: 1/31. Storking Comedy @ Lost Weekend Video [5 Days Until Fest]
[“Thank you for your submission…” I’m done. I’ve paid my dues, finalized my information, and now I wait. 
CUT TO: Naked, crying facedown on my couch. A Harry Potter party — that I’m invited to — is rumbling below me but I’m too depressed to walk down the stairs of my apartment complex. 
PREVIOUSLY: “I got into Sketchfest,” said a respected peer. “I’m so excited for Sketchfest,” said a less-respected peer. My face is taut with a false smile. Facebook scrolls down filled with elations and congratulations, I recheck my e-mail, still devoid of… 
CUT TO: Naked, crying facedown on my couch. I’ve worked too hard. I’m too unique to be left out. Blah blah blah, yadda yadda yadda; the cold front of my internal angst clashes with the hot front of prideful indignation. 
NOW: I’m performing at my first SF Sketchfest, at my own creation, at my favorite venue in the city. I’ve written an self-interview. I’ve made a Facebook event. I have a great line-up: Ever Mainard, Ivan Hernandez, Johnny Taylor, Cameron Vannini and Adam Newman. Still, afraid to celebrate because I’d hate to jinx, overhype, be bigger than my unassuming demeanor. Afraid to ask for help, love, committment, patronage, support, friendship or half the enthusiasm I give freely to any other creative mind. Afraid of the couch I’m currently sitting on. Click the link for tickets!]

Courting Sketchfest: 1/31. Storking Comedy @ Lost Weekend Video [5 Days Until Fest]

[“Thank you for your submission…” I’m done. I’ve paid my dues, finalized my information, and now I wait.

CUT TO: Naked, crying facedown on my couch. A Harry Potter party — that I’m invited to — is rumbling below me but I’m too depressed to walk down the stairs of my apartment complex.

PREVIOUSLY: “I got into Sketchfest,” said a respected peer. “I’m so excited for Sketchfest,” said a less-respected peer. My face is taut with a false smile. Facebook scrolls down filled with elations and congratulations, I recheck my e-mail, still devoid of…

CUT TO: Naked, crying facedown on my couch. I’ve worked too hard. I’m too unique to be left out. Blah blah blah, yadda yadda yadda; the cold front of my internal angst clashes with the hot front of prideful indignation.

NOW: I’m performing at my first SF Sketchfest, at my own creation, at my favorite venue in the city. I’ve written an self-interview. I’ve made a Facebook event. I have a great line-up: Ever Mainard, Ivan Hernandez, Johnny Taylor, Cameron Vannini and Adam Newman. Still, afraid to celebrate because I’d hate to jinx, overhype, be bigger than my unassuming demeanor. Afraid to ask for help, love, committment, patronage, support, friendship or half the enthusiasm I give freely to any other creative mind. Afraid of the couch I’m currently sitting on. Click the link for tickets!]

Courting Sketchfest: A Salute to Bored to Death w/ Jonathan Ames, Ted Danson, Zach Galifianakis and Jason Schwartzman @ Marines’ Memorial Theatre [8 Days Til Fest]

[Hey, I’ve never seen this show. I only got my girlfriend’s sister’s HBOGo password last July (fuck me). Nevertheless, this recently announced show poses the biggest swerve in Sketchfest schedule (if you Zach it, they will come). Also, the show — which, again, I’ve never seen — is an ode to film noir. If there’s on thing that San Francisco takes pride in is its fictional detectives (see: Monk, Bullitt, Eddie Murphy, and the works of Dashell Hammett). Catch these tickets while you can, boppers.]

Courting Sketchfest: BriTANicK @ The Eureka Theater [16 Days Until Fest]

[I wish I was already on this bandwagon. It’s unsettling. I’m supposed to know what’s what and on the level to a respectable degree, not caught with my dick in my hand outside of the UCB Theater Los Angeles. Alas, I stood in a queue for an hour hoping to enter a sold-out show wondering what the hell was happening. This is happening: a comedy duo that has impressed the likes of Joss Whedon and Lionsgate Films. A Youtube rabbit hole later and I feel like less of an idiot. Don’t be like me. Watch, learn, then experience BriTANicK for yourself.]

Courting Sketchfest: The Birthday Boys @ Brava Theaters [17 Days Left]

[It’s hard to pin-point why we adore the Birthday Boys. Maybe it’s their volume. At any given moment the seven can charge like a horde or descend like ninjas. Maybe it’s their attention to detail. Even if it’s absurdity (like a 7-person-sweater) the farce feels familiar and plausible. It’s hard to pin-point why we adore the Birthday Boys but their ascension into glory is highly watchable.]

jordanmorris:

jessethorn:

Tickets are on sale now. Rob Corddry’s going to be there. What else do you want?(Thanks to Megan for the poster)

Come to this show?  Also:  Awesome poster, huh?

jordanmorris:

jessethorn:

Tickets are on sale now. Rob Corddry’s going to be there. What else do you want?

(Thanks to Megan for the poster)

Come to this show?  Also:  Awesome poster, huh?

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Podcast: Lady to Lady Episode 57. “She’s a Moneyball” featuring Emily Heller. Hosted by Barbara Gray, Brandie Posey and Tess Barker. Download Link: Here. iTunes: Here. Official Link: Here. Presented by MaximumFun

 Emily Heller (@MrEmilyHeller) joins the ladies to discuss New Year’s resolutions, self help apps, Facebook, sandwiches, jumanji, stoner food and more! Produced by David Janove, theme song by Zach Ames

[Exclamation! Lady 2 Lady has nestled under the wing of Maximum Fun (brainchild of SF Wonder Boy Jesse Thorn), raising their already high profile as go-to podcasters in the CC Offices (i.e. my apartment). I’d like to think and thank the comedy gods for making this debut so perfect; for a LA-based show this episode exudes Bay relevancy. You know what, fuck it, time to gush. Lady to Lady, in its excitable babble and unapologetic goof, is coming ro SFSketchfest (that’s right fucker of mothers*!) The Fest begins in 21 Days, bringing in an overdose of talent, including L2L (Live!) @ The Dark Room Theater on February 9th (last day of camp).

*note “fucker of mothers” was stolen from Johan Miranda]

Courting Sketchfest: "Napoleon Dynamite" 10th Anniversary with Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite), Efren Ramirez (Pedro) and Jon Gries (“Uncle Rico”). [34 Days Left]
[It’s crazy to think about that watershed moment when cooler kids quoted the holy grail of insta-coolness that always made me feel inferior in my ignorance. Beloved indie darling, an unexpected phenomenon, an infinitely parodied/maligned work that remains unshakeable by most of the cast and crew. Napoleon Dynamite is magic (like this .gif that I can’t stop watching).]

Courting Sketchfest: "Napoleon Dynamite" 10th Anniversary with Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite), Efren Ramirez (Pedro) and Jon Gries (“Uncle Rico”). [34 Days Left]

[It’s crazy to think about that watershed moment when cooler kids quoted the holy grail of insta-coolness that always made me feel inferior in my ignorance. Beloved indie darling, an unexpected phenomenon, an infinitely parodied/maligned work that remains unshakeable by most of the cast and crew. Napoleon Dynamite is magic (like this .gif that I can’t stop watching).]

(Source: thevingster)

Courting Sketchfest: 2014 SF Sketchfest (Trailer) [37 Days Left]

[The more names cleverly hovering with realistic drop shadows, the more daunting Sketchfest becomes. By the way, SF Sketchfest should be MANDATORY for any teenage comedy fan in the Bay Area. There should be sweepstakes and scholarships, buses and bodyguards. If I would have known how vibrant the SF comedy scene was growing up, I WOULDN’T HAVE GONE TO COLLEGE!]

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.] 

(Source: Spotify)


Courting Sketchfest: Phoebe Robinson [40 Days Left]
[Phoebe Robinson lives half a world away, making a name for herself as a wise-cracking, chilled-out mind-stylist. One of Phoebe’s strengths is her consistent integrity, her comedy comes from a deep sense of self and a long-time observance of her many projects reads like very funny journal. There’s a handful of chances to catch this rising star (highly recommend Bayside Myself (intriguing post-modern nostalgic backwash) or a Sketchfest Dozen show (1/24-25, long set + can’t beat the Punch Line for seeing stand-up)), and you should catch her, because cool cats are hard to find.]

Courting Sketchfest: Phoebe Robinson [40 Days Left]

[Phoebe Robinson lives half a world away, making a name for herself as a wise-cracking, chilled-out mind-stylist. One of Phoebe’s strengths is her consistent integrity, her comedy comes from a deep sense of self and a long-time observance of her many projects reads like very funny journal. There’s a handful of chances to catch this rising star (highly recommend Bayside Myself (intriguing post-modern nostalgic backwash) or a Sketchfest Dozen show (1/24-25, long set + can’t beat the Punch Line for seeing stand-up)), and you should catch her, because cool cats are hard to find.]