"So God Made a Comedian" by Johnny Steele, SF Comedy Legend.

Comedy Legends in Mill Valley by Joanne Edmonds-Matthews

from Laughs Abound at Comedy in the Plaza by Jim Welte

5/19. Johnny Steele Comedy Workshop @ East Bay Media Center. 1939 Addison St. Berkeley. $25. 10am. 

We’ll cover everything from writing jokes to getting gigs. Stop sucking now, ask me how.Saturday, May 19th, 10 am to 1-ishThe East Bay Media Center (one block from BART)1939 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94704Ridiculously low price of $25.00. Insane, I know. I take paypal, check, cash, chickens, rupees, whatever. More info at bigmook@eartlink.netBIO: JS is a former host of The Live 105 Morning Show, co-host of The Show on Bay TV/KRON, national headliner across the US, Canada, and overseas, performer at various festivals including Just For Laughs in Montreal, winner of the San Francisco Int’l Comedy Competition, and boatloads more malarkey. He has taught comedy at the Comedy College in SF, Road Scholars, Marin Arts, as well as his own workshops. He is currently working on a how-to book for people with zero attention spans.

[Everybody could use the ear and knowledge of a legend.]

5/19. Johnny Steele Comedy Workshop @ East Bay Media Center. 1939 Addison St. Berkeley. $25. 10am. 

We’ll cover everything from writing jokes to getting gigs. Stop sucking now, ask me how.

Saturday, May 19th, 10 am to 1-ish
The East Bay Media Center (one block from BART)
1939 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94704

Ridiculously low price of $25.00. Insane, I know. I take paypal, check, cash, chickens, rupees, whatever. More info at bigmook@eartlink.net

BIO: JS is a former host of The Live 105 Morning Show, co-host of The Show on Bay TV/KRON, national headliner across the US, Canada, and overseas, performer at various festivals including Just For Laughs in Montreal, winner of the San Francisco Int’l Comedy Competition, and boatloads more malarkey. He has taught comedy at the Comedy College in SF, Road Scholars, Marin Arts, as well as his own workshops. He is currently working on a how-to book for people with zero attention spans.

[Everybody could use the ear and knowledge of a legend.]

4/18. Michael Bossier & The Masters of Improv @ George’s Nightclub. 842 Fourth St. San Rafael. $10-$15. 8:30pm. Featuring Johnny Steele, Geoff Bolt, Michael O’Brien, Susan Elliot and Marc Hershon.

Comedy Improv is one of the hardest forms of comedy to be skilled in. It’s a mixture of improvisation, stand-up, scene-work, theatre games and body work. It takes an agile brain, quick, smartly funny verbal repartee, teamwork between the performers and an ability to be physically reactive to developing scenes spontaneously. Comedian and Improv Master Michael Bossier has assembled a team of Improv Giants to entertain the audience at George’s Comedy Wednesday! Michael stated in an interview about what inspires him; “Find, as an informed comic, the truth amid the noise and to remind, as many as possible, that the air is getting thin.”
Michael’s credits include being director and founder of The Comedy Store Players, Spaghetti Jam and Comedy Underground. Bossier is currently performing with Debi Durst in the comedy team Deb & Mike and also teaches Improvisational Comedy at SF State. Michael has studied Improvisation for over forty years with such giants as Viola Spolin from Second City, Del Close of The Committee Theatre, Paul Sills of Story Theatre and Stephen Book from the Spolin Games Institute.

4/18. Michael Bossier & The Masters of Improv @ George’s Nightclub. 842 Fourth St. San Rafael. $10-$15. 8:30pm. Featuring Johnny Steele, Geoff Bolt, Michael O’Brien, Susan Elliot and Marc Hershon.

Comedy Improv is one of the hardest forms of comedy to be skilled in. It’s a mixture of improvisation, stand-up, scene-work, theatre games and body work. It takes an agile brain, quick, smartly funny verbal repartee, teamwork between the performers and an ability to be physically reactive to developing scenes spontaneously. Comedian and Improv Master Michael Bossier has assembled a team of Improv Giants to entertain the audience at George’s Comedy Wednesday! Michael stated in an interview about what inspires him; “Find, as an informed comic, the truth amid the noise and to remind, as many as possible, that the air is getting thin.”

Michael’s credits include being director and founder of The Comedy Store Players, Spaghetti Jam and Comedy Underground. Bossier is currently performing with Debi Durst in the comedy team Deb & Mike and also teaches Improvisational Comedy at SF State. Michael has studied Improvisation for over forty years with such giants as Viola Spolin from Second City, Del Close of The Committee Theatre, Paul Sills of Story Theatre and Stephen Book from the Spolin Games Institute.

Johnny Steele by Leo Hochberg

Johnny Steele by Leo Hochberg

Peter Hartlaub’s follow up to the well received article on San Francisco comedians from the 70s, 80s and 90s. Comics included: Bobcat, Paula, Mark Curry, Dr. Gonzo, Patton Oswalt, Mark Pitta, Rob Schneider, Johnny Steele and more.

Johnny Steele and Chantel Williams by. Brian King

Johnny Steele and Chantel Williams by. Brian King

Comedy Day Countdown: Johnny Steele via Barry Katzmann [34 Days]

Comedy Day Countdown: Johnny Steele via Barry Katzmann [34 Days]

7/12/11. Layover Comedy. 1517 Franklin St. Oakland. 8:30 PM. $5. 21+. Featuring Johnny Steele, Mary Van Note and Scott Capurro. Hosted by Mike Spiegelman.

[A special edition of the Oakland Layover Comedy Night, featuring three headliners in their own right, Steele, Van Note and Capurro for the low cost of $5. Definitely go to this.]

7/12/11. Layover Comedy. 1517 Franklin St. Oakland. 8:30 PM. $5. 21+. Featuring Johnny Steele, Mary Van Note and Scott Capurro. Hosted by Mike Spiegelman.

[A special edition of the Oakland Layover Comedy Night, featuring three headliners in their own right, Steele, Van Note and Capurro for the low cost of $5. Definitely go to this.]