David Gborie and Audience in: Stay in the Room!

  • David Gborie: You're going to break eye contact right now?!
  • Audience Member: You're out of frame! [Fumbles with Camera]
  • David Gborie: I don't give a sht about that! Life is happening right now! STAY IN THE ROOM! STAY IN THE ROOM! STAY IN THE ROOM!

Favorite Things of Last Night: Brendan Lynch vs. Raider Nation

A few days ago, at the San Francisco Punch Line’s Sunday Showcase, I witnessed awe-inspiring set from Brendan Lynch. Sunday Showcases serves “comedy church”, a weekly touchstone and barometer of the scene’s veterans, visitors and neophytes. Most nights are respectable struggle between the audience and the comedians; some fair better than others, some worse. Lynch, lauded for a recent mean-riff-streak, roped the audience into judging him, presenting soft boiled jokes under the guise of entrepreneurship. In classic “heel” fashion, he took their panning personally, spinning the audience’s apathy to golden contempt. Of the many highlights, the performer turned his attention to a group of patrons embolden by the Silver and Black. 

Brendan Lynch: A guy in a Raiders jersey is laughing at ME? My life is going down hill. I should be laughing at YOU. (To Raiders Fan) Did they play today or something?

Raider Guy: No, tomorrow. 

Brendan Lynch: Of course they didn’t play today. You’re not covered in blood.

[Paraphrased]

If this fails to translate Brendan’s sardonic charm, it’s because you have to see him live. Catch this guy if you can, at Sorry About Your Dad and Comedy Day

A View From the Stage: Oakland Layover 

A View From the Stage: Oakland Layover 


Why don’t props ever work… is this why people say “nice hobby” 

- Mike Spiegelman on his “beard” @ Oakland Layover 

Why don’t props ever work… is this why people say “nice hobby” 

- Mike Spiegelman on his “beard” @ Oakland Layover 

Usually when I stand on tables it means something awesome

- Kate Willett @ Geo Kayes

Kate Willett and Audience in... "Name Calling"

  • Kate Willett: This guy called me a slut and I don't like people talking to me like that... outside of the bedroom.
  • Audience Member: SLUT!
A view from the stage of blurry, supportive audience members (we only had three audience members). 

A view from the stage of blurry, supportive audience members (we only had three audience members). 

Kristee Ono and Audience... "Butterflies"

  • Kristee Ono: I hate butterflies.
  • Audience member (enthusiastic): Me too!

"[There’s] a lot of ‘maybes’ here".

- George Chen on the attendance @ Talkies/Artists’ Television Access

"[There’s] a lot of ‘maybes’ here".

- George Chen on the attendance @ Talkies/Artists’ Television Access

Thanks for sitting in the splash zone. “Splash zone”, you know what that means? It means your glasses are making me wet.
- Barbara Gray to a front-row-seated audience member @ Dirty Trix [Paraphrase]
[Photo by Andrew Moore]

Thanks for sitting in the splash zone. “Splash zone”, you know what that means? It means your glasses are making me wet.

- Barbara Gray to a front-row-seated audience member @ Dirty Trix [Paraphrase]

[Photo by Andrew Moore]