12/26–12/31. Paul Mooney @ Black Repertory Theater. 3201 Adeline St. Berkeley. $35–$150. 

Tonight: Haha Heathens Album Recording w/ Keith Lowell Jensen @ San Francisco Punch Line. 444 Battery St. SF. 8pm. $15. Featuring Johnny Taylor and Ivan Hernandez.
[Premier comedian of the non-conformist, non-elitest, non-God bent is recording an album (continuing his pro and needs some good ole fashion Bay Area hospitality. If you don’t have the time to go, please take the time to share a Facebook event, or a Tweet because KLJ is absolutely worth it.]

Tonight: Haha Heathens Album Recording w/ Keith Lowell Jensen @ San Francisco Punch Line. 444 Battery St. SF. 8pm. $15. Featuring Johnny Taylor and Ivan Hernandez.

[Premier comedian of the non-conformist, non-elitest, non-God bent is recording an album (continuing his pro and needs some good ole fashion Bay Area hospitality. If you don’t have the time to go, please take the time to share a Facebook event, or a Tweet because KLJ is absolutely worth it.]

Courting Sketchfest: The 13th Annual SF Sketchfest Line-Up Has Officially Dropped [44 Days Left]
[It happens every year. A panic of anxiety, a ripple of elation, a tight-lipped embargo, and then, suddenly, a deluge of unparalleled awesome! There’s far too much to succinctly surmise such titan totality (scheduling will be announced in three days), so for the next month we will highlight some choice, fresh cuts of the entertainment mastodon known as SF Sketchfest 2014.]

Courting Sketchfest: The 13th Annual SF Sketchfest Line-Up Has Officially Dropped [44 Days Left]

[It happens every year. A panic of anxiety, a ripple of elation, a tight-lipped embargo, and then, suddenly, a deluge of unparalleled awesome! There’s far too much to succinctly surmise such titan totality (scheduling will be announced in three days), so for the next month we will highlight some choice, fresh cuts of the entertainment mastodon known as SF Sketchfest 2014.]

12/11. The Vice Principals of Comedy @ Lost Weekend Video. 1034 Valencia St. SF. 8pm. Featuring Matt Lieb, Natasha Muse, Johan Miranda, and Christopher John. Presented by Erik Krasner, Hayden Greif-Neill, Allison Mick and Jon Urlie. 

The Vice Principals Of Comedy are four up-and-coming stand-up comedians who are pretty cool once you get to know them. They’re running a monthly showcase with some of their favorite Bay Area comics as guests
Come see:
- headliner Matt Lieb (Mission Position, SF Sketchfest)
- Christopher John (Cynic Cave, SF Punchline)
- Johan Miranda (Ivy Room)
- Natasha Muse (Too Soon podcast, Punchline SF, Cobb’s Comedy Club)
and your Vice Principals: Hayden Greif-Neill, Erik Krasner, Allison Mick, and Jon Urlie!

12/11. The Vice Principals of Comedy @ Lost Weekend Video. 1034 Valencia St. SF. 8pm. Featuring Matt Lieb, Natasha Muse, Johan Miranda, and Christopher John. Presented by Erik Krasner, Hayden Greif-Neill, Allison Mick and Jon Urlie. 

The Vice Principals Of Comedy are four up-and-coming stand-up comedians who are pretty cool once you get to know them. They’re running a monthly showcase with some of their favorite Bay Area comics as guests

Come see:

- headliner Matt Lieb (Mission Position, SF Sketchfest)

- Christopher John (Cynic Cave, SF Punchline)

- Johan Miranda (Ivy Room)

- Natasha Muse (Too Soon podcast, Punchline SF, Cobb’s Comedy Club)

and your Vice Principals: Hayden Greif-Neill, Erik Krasner, Allison Mick, and Jon Urlie!

Tonight: Free Comedy w/ Johan Miranda @ Il Pirata. 2007 16th St. SF. Featuring Marcella Arguello, Brendan Lynch, Nicole Calasich, and Michael D’Bey. Hosted by the legendary Godfather of Comedy: Tony Sparks.

IL Pirata’s Year Ending Comedy Show Featuring -Comedian/Writer JOHAN MIRANDA Since his comedy debut in September of 2010, Johan Miranda has performed at L.A.’s famous Comedy Store, Cobbs Comedy Club, the San Jose Improv, & the 142 Throckmorton Theatre. He placed 2nd in San Francisco’s 2011 Walk the Plank Comedy Competition and has been featured in the 2012 Santa Cruz Fringe Festival. He is terrified of spiders. 

Tonight: Free Comedy w/ Johan Miranda @ Il Pirata. 2007 16th St. SF. Featuring Marcella Arguello, Brendan Lynch, Nicole Calasich, and Michael D’Bey. Hosted by the legendary Godfather of Comedy: Tony Sparks.

IL Pirata’s Year Ending Comedy Show Featuring 

-Comedian/Writer JOHAN MIRANDA 
Since his comedy debut in September of 2010, Johan Miranda has performed at L.A.’s famous Comedy Store, Cobbs Comedy Club, the San Jose Improv, & the 142 Throckmorton Theatre. He placed 2nd in San Francisco’s 2011 Walk the Plank Comedy Competition and has been featured in the 2012 Santa Cruz Fringe Festival. He is terrified of spiders. 

12/8. Eric Cash Special Recording [2 SHOWS!] @ Lost Weekend Video. 1034 Valencia St. SF. Featuring Natasha Muse and Xander Deveaux. 

Eric Cash has had a rough year. After getting married and losing his wife to breast cancer in the summer of 2012, and then having to relocate to the Pacific Northwest to care for his father with stage 4 lung cancer in the early part of this year, his plans for his comedy career have repeatedly had to be set aside to deal with heavy, real world issues, and the madness that comes with mourning and trauma.But he’s refused to let those things stop him. Working material nightly at showcases and open mics for the last year and a half in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, and everywhere in between, he’s finally ready to set forth with the DIY comedy special he’d been planning since the spring of 2012.If you don’t know who he is, Cash is an outspoken underground comic who has performed all over the world, including the Edmonton Fringe Festival and the Melbourne Comedy Fest. His new onslaught of material is dark surrealism based in hard reality with topics ranging from creative ways to cope with PTSD to the nature of nightmares manifested in the real world.


[This show is a long time coming. Eric Cash has a story to tell and has a voice to tell it. Great openers, great venue, I highly recommend.]

12/8. Eric Cash Special Recording [2 SHOWS!] @ Lost Weekend Video. 1034 Valencia St. SF. Featuring Natasha Muse and Xander Deveaux. 

Eric Cash has had a rough year. After getting married and losing his wife to breast cancer in the summer of 2012, and then having to relocate to the Pacific Northwest to care for his father with stage 4 lung cancer in the early part of this year, his plans for his comedy career have repeatedly had to be set aside to deal with heavy, real world issues, and the madness that comes with mourning and trauma.

But he’s refused to let those things stop him. Working material nightly at showcases and open mics for the last year and a half in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, and everywhere in between, he’s finally ready to set forth with the DIY comedy special he’d been planning since the spring of 2012.

If you don’t know who he is, Cash is an outspoken underground comic who has performed all over the world, including the Edmonton Fringe Festival and the Melbourne Comedy Fest. His new onslaught of material is dark surrealism based in hard reality with topics ranging from creative ways to cope with PTSD to the nature of nightmares manifested in the real world.

[This show is a long time coming. Eric Cash has a story to tell and has a voice to tell it. Great openers, great venue, I highly recommend.]

Tonight: Uptown Almanac Presents Seanukkah @ Roxie Theater. 3117 16th St. SF. $7. Featuring Emily Heller, Chris Fairbanks, Joe Gorman, Andrew Holmgren, Alison Stevenson, Kelly Anneken, and Matt Lieb. Hosted by Sean Keane.
[Free Beer + Tits Line-Up = This]

12/12. Club Chuckles: Kyle Kinane [Two Shows!] @ Hemlock Tavern. 1131 Polk St., SF. 7:30&9:30pm. $12-15. Featuring Anna Seregina & Bucky Sinister; Caitlin Gill & Nato Green. Click words to buy tix. 

[Club Chuckles is sending 2013 (and its 10th year) off with a bona fide champion. If you’re loyal to this site, it’s values, and it’s sentiments, you already love Kyle Kinane. For all his accomplishments and well-crafted, well-recieved, subtle takeover as a symbol (and voice) for the embodiment of “Comedy”, Kyle keeps it ghetto. He’s still for the everyman, still a product of humble hard work, a lyrical lush of charming deprecation. Spread the word, be apart of the Club Chuckles movement, and enjoy the illustrious privilege of San Francisco’s many hidden gems.]

12/1. Give me Fiction @ Lost Weekend Video. 1034 Valencia St. SF. 8pm. $10. Stories by Trevor Hill, Jessica Sele, Red Scott, Robin Higgins, David Gborie and Allison Page. Hosted (with stories) by Ivan Hernandez. 
give-me-fiction:

After a fantastic first show, GIVE ME FICTION returns to Lost Weekend. Some of the finest minds in comedy, literature, and theatre write pieces around a theme, which they are free to interpret as loosely or strictly as they wish. This month’s theme is HUNGER, and reading will be:Trevor Hill (Hand to Mouth)Robin Higgins ( The Higgs Weldon)David Gborie (Sylvan Productions)Jessica Sele (Mission Position)Red Scott (Boars, Gore, and Swords)Allison Page (Killing My Lobster) And hosting will be, as ever and shall always, Ivan Hernandez.
BUY TICKETS HERE
RSVP ON FACEBOOK

12/1. Give me Fiction @ Lost Weekend Video. 1034 Valencia St. SF. 8pm. $10. Stories by Trevor Hill, Jessica Sele, Red Scott, Robin Higgins, David Gborie and Allison Page. Hosted (with stories) by Ivan Hernandez. 

give-me-fiction:

After a fantastic first show, GIVE ME FICTION returns to Lost Weekend. Some of the finest minds in comedy, literature, and theatre write pieces around a theme, which they are free to interpret as loosely or strictly as they wish. This month’s theme is HUNGER, and reading will be:

Trevor Hill (Hand to Mouth)

Robin Higgins ( The Higgs Weldon)

David Gborie (Sylvan Productions)

Jessica Sele (Mission Position)

Red Scott (Boars, Gore, and Swords)

Allison Page (Killing My Lobster)

And hosting will be, as ever and shall always, Ivan Hernandez.

BUY TICKETS HERE

RSVP ON FACEBOOK

(Source: give-me-fiction)

11/23. Ian Karmel @ Lost Weekend Video/Cynic Cave. 1034 Valencia St. SF. 8PM&10PM. Featuring Josef Anolin, Kelly Anneken, George Chen, Kevin O’Shea. Tickets Available: Here

cyniccave:

Saturday Nov 23rd

Cynic Cave presents Ian Karmel

Ian Karmel is a comedian whose style zig-zags between the eclectic and the universal, appealing both to crowds who own homes in the suburbs, and crowds just staying with their parents in the suburbs until they figure some things out. Coming from an improv background, including time with The Groundlings and the Upright Citizens Brigade, Ian entered the world of stand-up with a unique perspective that helped him win the 2011 Funniest Person in Portland, 2010 Portland Amateur Comedy Competition and has given him the opportunity to perform at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot, Austin’s Moontower Comedy and Oddity Fest, Portland’s Helium Comedy Club, Philadelphia’s Helium Comedy Club, Austin’s Cap City Comedy Club, Seattle’s Comedy Underground and Los Angeles’ Comedy Store. In addition to stand-up, Karmel has appeared on television, playing a character in IFC’s sketch show Portlandia and as a post-game analyst and commentator for the Portland Trailblazers. Since moving to LA from Portland, he is now a writer/performer on Chelsea Lately.

8pm show featuring Josef Anolin 
10pm show featuring Kelly Anneken

Both Shows hosted by George Chen & Kevin O’Shea 
$12

Tonight’s performance is made possible in part through a gift by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts through the YBCAway program