Podcast: Go Bayside w/ April Richardson. Episode 041 - “Fourth of July” with Emily Heller (#Native). Download Link: Here. iTunes: Here. Official Link: Here.

Emily and I watch the one where the Malibu Sands Beach Club employees must compete against customers in the Fourth of July festivites, including a Miss Liberty beauty pageant, during which Zack must face the task of judging both his ex-girlfriend and current crush. 

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Homegirl Number One, Emily Heller, was recently written up for Time Out LA’s “Comedians to Watch in 2014”. Click the words you are reading for the article.

Whether joking onstage, chatting in her podcast or reading tarot on her web series, Emily Heller’s point of view is constant. She’s smart, acerbic and holds both herself and others accountable (in her recent Conan set, she openly replies to someone who said, “I think a lot of people voted for Barack Obama because he’s black,” by disdainfully quipping, “A lot of stuff happens to black people just because they’re black—the presidency is, like, the least common”).

[Written by Jane Borden. Photo by Jakob N. Layman]

Homegirl Number One, Emily Heller, was recently written up for Time Out LA’s “Comedians to Watch in 2014”. Click the words you are reading for the article.

Whether joking onstage, chatting in her podcast or reading tarot on her web series, Emily Heller’s point of view is constant. She’s smart, acerbic and holds both herself and others accountable (in her recent Conan set, she openly replies to someone who said, “I think a lot of people voted for Barack Obama because he’s black,” by disdainfully quipping, “A lot of stuff happens to black people just because they’re black—the presidency is, like, the least common”).

[Written by Jane Borden. Photo by Jakob N. Layman]

Podcast: Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction. Round 1 (Bruce McCulloch, Moshe Kasher (Native), Emily Heller (Native), and Jesse Elias (Native)). Hosted by Bryan Cook. Download Link: Here. iTunes: Here. Official Link: Here

Round one with Bruce McCulloch, Moshe Kasher, Emily Heller, and Jesse Elias. Recorded Aug 10, 2013 at the Outside Lands Fest in San Francisco.

Courting Comedy Spotify Playlist: (9/27/2013)

Spotify is a thing. I use it a lot and it’s getting popular (as evident of the consistent notifications of late-adopting friends joining). Also, there’s a lot of great comedy on the service (still no AST releases though). So with that in mind, here is a highlight of my week in Bay Area Comedy, through the Spotify catalogue.

1. "The 99 Cent Pregnancy Test" by Moshe Kasher. Kash Money is playing Sunnyvale’s Rooster T. Feathers this weekend. While his career has taken him to the highest and farthest reaches of comedy, it’s really fun to hear him figuring it out on his debut album: Everyone You Know Will DIe and Then You Are! Here’s a stand out track from that material, and for entertaining contrast, listen to its contextual sequel.

2. "The Pocket Crisis" by Marga Gomez. Gomez is San Francisco royalty. She recently closed shop at Comedy Bodega (exceptional comedy in the middle of the Mission), but long before that (1997) she released an album! Her trademark affability is brilliantly on display.

3. "Men and Women" by Sammy Obeid. You don’t have to read Courting Comedy to know about the exploits of Sammy Obeid. He’s literally taken the comedy world by storm, and in doing so, gave context to his success with the release of “Get Funny or Die Tryin’.” Here’s one of its many highlights.

4. "Gay on Accident, Oops!" by Keith Lowell Jensen. Last week, I saw Keith at the Sacramento Comedy Festival. I’ve been a fan of Keith’s talent and gusto from the giddy up but we live so far away from each other! Check out KLJ’s latest album - Elf Orgy- in addition to his two previous (also available on Spotify).

5. "Emily Heller" by Laugh Skull Comedy Festival. I miss Emily Heller. I just do.

6. "Penises and Lollipops" by Baron Vaughn. Baron is at the SF Punch this weekend, and, sadly, I will not be able to see one of my favorite comedians ever. Nonetheless, his rhythmic imagination crystallizes an earworm of comedic prowess. Listen to this and you’ll never get the song out of your head. (Also, “Cat People” is equally inescapable)

7. "I Don’t Feel Good / Vegetarian Option" by Tom Papa. It seems juvenile to love Tom Papa as much as I do. Not to discredit his comedy, — currently playing at Pleasanton’s Tommy T’s Steakhouse — but my reverence stems entirely from seeing him as a child, do an excellent 30-minutes of stand-up on Comedy Central. His talent lays wasted in my ignorance, but the vapors of “Tommy Salami” always makes me smile.

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The Future w/ Emily Heller featuring Janeane Garofalo. Directed by Jorma Taccone

Alameda’s Emily Heller @ Comedy Palace by Sam Varela

Courting Barbary: Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction [8 Days Left]

[Everything is shaping up with a little more than a week until Outside Lands. Line-ups have been announced, tickets are gone, beer is being put into canisters. It is now perfectly clear that on August 10th, at 1:30pm, the most egregious depravity shall be on display in the form of the Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction. The concept is thusly: one group of comedians are given a random prompt culled from audience suggestion, which could be anything from Smurfs to the New Testament, and are given time to write a grossly hedonistic adaptation of the source material. While their writing, another group performs a pre-written piece of seminal sementality. Audience votes, the second group performs, audience votes, laughter abounds, and winners are crowned. What makes CEFF a crazy, unique spectacle is that nuclear-hot creativity is rendered dormant by the show’s end. The once-in-a-lifetime, guttural musings live only in the hearts of their primary beholder (or perhaps, podcast listeners). Nevertheless, it’s amazing to imagine such filth so early in the day. Cheers]

[Another year, another list. Varied veritable tastemakers always carve out a set of darlings, and Variety has always kept an ear to the ground, an antenna to the ether. No surprises, everybody on the list have been on the come up in their respective lanes for seemingly forever. Big shout out to hometown hero Emily Heller, a true native, for making the list. You can catch her headlining San Francisco’s Cynic Cave this Sunday, which, with stellar openers and unmatched atmosphere, promises to be some of the best comedy this Summer.]

7/21. Cynic Cave Presents Emily Heller @ Lost Weekend Video. 1038 Valencia St. SF. 7&9PM. $10. Featuring Sean Keane, Natasha Muse, David Gborie, Casey Ley and Kevin O’Shea.

7/21. Cynic Cave Presents Emily Heller @ Lost Weekend Video. 1038 Valencia St. SF. 7&9PM. $10. Featuring Sean Keane, Natasha Muse, David Gborie, Casey Ley and Kevin O’Shea.

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