Courting Sketchest: “IT’S HAPPENING!”

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Comedy harvest has unloaded it’s sweet produce on San Francisco yet again in the season of SFSketchfest. If you’re reading this blog, you’ve probably heard of it. If you’re reading this blog, you’re probably involved with it. There isn’t enough time for this lowly publication to supply further superlatives — warranted or not — because the train has already left the station.

Take the time to read some steller previews from Robert Avila at the San Francisco Bay Guardian, Peter Hartlaub of SFGate, Nate Waggoner’s Six Must-See Under-the-Radar Events at SF Sketchest (via SF Weekly), Serial Optimist’s SF Sketchfest Preview by Deborah Thomasian, "Top 10 Picks For Sketchfest" by The Bold Italic’s Madeline Janning, The 4th Annual "A Nerd’s Guide to SF Sketchfest" by Dakin Hardwick (Spinning Platters), and Erika Milvy’s write-up at the East Bay Express.

look forward relaying the maelstrom of delight to you over these next few weeks.

- OJ

[Photo via @SFSketchfest]

The emphatic Rachel Swan’s piece on the Bay’s prodigal son, Moshe Kasher.

EBX’s Rachel Swan gracefully wrote an article on the Sylvan crew. It’s very nice and eerily accurate. Enjoy. 

EBX’s Rachel Swan’s article on the burgeoning Hella Gay Comedy Show at La Estrellita and its creator, Charlie Ballard.

Rachel Swan details the new comedy resurgence in the most unlikely of places. Great read.

marcellacomedy:

[Rachel Swan with another awesome piece on the stand-up lifestyle.] 

emilyheller:

via East Bay Express
janinebrito:

I’m in the paper! (Wearing a newsies cap as I post this. It’s only fitting.) Article Link: http://www.eastbayexpress.com/ebx/a-new-look-for-janine-brito/Content?oid=2414152

[This article makes a lot of great points (on clothes, definition, uplifting promise) whilst capturing Janine in all her glory.]

janinebrito:

I’m in the paper! (Wearing a newsies cap as I post this. It’s only fitting.) Article Link: http://www.eastbayexpress.com/ebx/a-new-look-for-janine-brito/Content?oid=2414152

[This article makes a lot of great points (on clothes, definition, uplifting promise) whilst capturing Janine in all her glory.]

"Others start as writers, but that, too, is a slower, more isolating, less sexy career path. “I’ve known for a while that I wanted to be a writer of some sort,” said local comedian Emily Heller. “But I don’t have the discipline for writing a book — where you have to sit at home all day. I like the constant feedback loop of stand-up, where you write short, and get immediate feedback from the audience.”"

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Someone called what I do ‘more sexy’ than something else in a very indirect way!!!

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[A rather interesting article from the East Bay Express featuring quotes from a who’s who of Bay Area comedians talking about the ever-mutating practices of comedy.]

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