Outer-echeclon comedy showcase Club Chuckles is turning the ripe old age of 10. Launched in 2003 by Hemlock Tavern live music booker Anthony Bedard as a “Safeway Select”-style ploy to book less bands, Club Chuckles has achieved the cold-comfort distinction of becoming the currently longest-running “comedy-in-a-rock-club” monthly series in Americapresaging the alt rock/alt comedy crossover wet-dream of the 2000s, predating Patton Oswalt’s “The Comedians of Comedy” tour, and even birthing a comedy record label (Talent Moat). Club Chuckles also instituted the comedy world’s first-ever 10 drink maximum policy in the wake of the heckler uprising at Todd Barry’s impromptu crowd-work set at Hemlock in 2006. Sure, every late-to-the-party, ambulance-chasing Johnny Come(dy) Lately rock club is now trying to pad out their schedules with laffs & yuks, and the whole comedy-in-a-rock-club thing is now the toast of greater Brooklyn, but back in the early 2000s, this kind of programming nearly got Bedard sh*t-canned from his job until Neil Hamburger smashed the Hemlock’s all-time bar sales record.
CYNIC CAVE LIVE RECORDING SCHEDULE FOR BURGER RECORDS COMPILATION
The standup comedy series that began in the basement of the beloved Mission District video store Lost Weekend has expanded to a comedy album. Co-producers George Chen and Kevin O’Shea join forces with San Francisco musician Garett Goddard and Burger Records to document the weekly Cynic Cave showcase on classic cassette format! The recording sessions will be happening every Saturday in September highlighting a select group of Bay Area comedians.
Started in July 2012, The Cynic Cave is arguably the best time you’ll have in a video store in the Mission all year. We just celebrated one year of existence which has included sets from comedians around the world and guest sets from the likes of Bobcat Goldthwait and W. Kamau Bell.
Here’s a calendar of the upcoming recordings happening at Cynic Cave in September for this recording series.
Show times are 8 PM and price is $10
all located at 1034 Valencia Street, San Francisco CA 94110.
7/12. Fresh Like Cadaver (Horror + Comedy) @ Lost Weekend Video. 1038 Valencia St. SF. 8pm. $10. Featuring Johan Miranda, Kristee Ono, Sean Keane, Joey Devine and hosted by Andre Parker. Produced by Sylvan Productions
FRESH LIKE CADAVER! is a monthly horror themed, LIVE movie riffing comedy show in the spirit of Mystery Science Theater 3000 held at The Cinecave “Micro-Theater” located in the basement of Lost Weekend Video in The Mission District of San Francisco every 2nd Friday…
Our next show is FRIDAY JULY 12TH AT 8PM featuring stand-up sets from KRISTEE ONO (SF Punchline, Cobb’s Comedy Club) and JOHAN MIRANDA (SF Punchline, Rooster T’s) followed by live riffing of the 1983 movie THE KILLING OF SATAN by SEAN KEANE (The Business SF, SportsCentr) and JOEY DEVINE ( Broken News Daily, Rooftop Comedy, Move Along Nothing To See Here ) Hosted by ANDRE PARKER (Crab Cake Boss)
Terrified, a new Nerdist podcast hosted by Holy Fuck's Dave Ross, premieres July 10th. Watch this teaser featuring some of our Bay Area favorites. Also, listen to the fucking podcast, because we’re all afraid of being left out on something special.
5/11. Cynic Cave @ Lost Weekend Video. 1034 Valencia St. SF. 8pm. $10. Featuring Anita Drieseberg, Matt Lieb, Mimi Vilmenay, Joey Devine, Jesse Elias, David Gborie, David Nguyen and Andrew Holmgren. Hosted by Kevin O’Shea and George Chen.
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