Breaking News: Be Funny 365 no longer operates out of the New Parish. It’s been a grand run at the establishment and the venue will be missed. Stay tuned to Chris Riggins’ Twitter account for updates.

Breaking News: Be Funny 365 no longer operates out of the New Parish. It’s been a grand run at the establishment and the venue will be missed. Stay tuned to Chris Riggins’ Twitter account for updates.

Tuesday Comedy News: 5/24/2011

BE FUNNY open mic @ The New Parish. 579 18th St. Oakland, CA. Sign Ups @ 7 PM. Show @ 8 PM. Organized by. Bryant Hicks. Hosted by. Christopher Riggins.

News: Hukilau Lounge Comedy moved from Wednesday to Tuesday starting tonight. 5 Masonic Ave. SF. Sign Ups: 9:00 pm. Show: 9:30 pm. Hosted by Mean Dave. FREE!

Hukilau Lounge Comedy . 5 Masonic Ave. SF. Sign Ups: 9:00 pm. Show: 9:30 pm. Hosted by Mean Dave. FREE!

Rising Stars Showcase @ Our Little Theater. 287 Ellis St. SF. 8 PM. $5.  Hosted by. Andrew Roberts. (I’ll be wearing a suit to this. Class it up for all the tourist)

Harvey’s Funny Tuesday. 500 Castro St. 9 PM. One Drink Minimum. 

Wharf Room @ Castagnola’s. 286 Jefferson St. SF. 8 PM. $5. Featuring Chantel Williams, Max Curry, Dave DeLuca, James Fluty, Jeff Reitman, Miles K, Peter Kim, Tom Davenport and Victor Torres. 

Rockit Room Open Mic. 406 Clement St. SF. 7:30-10 PM. Free 99. (Pencils!)

SYLVAN OPEN IMPROV. 7:30 PM. Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission St. SF. Free.99 (Fresh off a successful improv showcase, the kids bring the goods for free.)

Layover Comedy. 1517 Franklin. Oakland. 8:30. 21+. No Cover. Hosted by Mike Spiegelman. Featuring Casey Ley, Ben Feldman, Nicole Turley, Dave Thomason, Chris Thayer, Stroy Moyd, Kevin Camia. (East Bay Grand Laughing Station)

Nato Green @ Laughter Against The Machine @ The New Parish

[Genius. Undisputed Genius.]

Tuesday Comedy News (4/12/2011)

BE FUNNY open mic @ The New Parish. 579 18th St. Oakland, CA. Sign Ups @ 7 PM. Show @ 8 PM. Organized by. Bryant Hicks. Hosted by. Christopher Riggins.

News: Hukilau Lounge Comedy moved from Wednesday to Tuesday starting tonight. 5 Masonic Ave. SF. Sign Ups: 9:00 pm. Show: 9:30 pm. Hosted by Mean Dave. FREE!

Hukilau Lounge Comedy . 5 Masonic Ave. SF. Sign Ups: 9:00 pm. Show: 9:30 pm. Hosted by Mean Dave. FREE!

Rising Stars Showcase @ Our Little Theater. 287 Ellis St. SF. 8 PM. $5.  Hosted by. Andrew Roberts.

Harvey’s Funny Tuesday. 500 Castro St. 9 PM. One Drink Minimum. 

Wharf Room @ Castagnola’s. 286 Jefferson St. SF. 8 PM. $5. Featuring  Brendan Lynch, Dave Thomason, Griffin Daley, Anton Inarra, the Wharf Room debuts of Tammy Powers and Hark Dula. 

Rockit Room Open Mic. 406 Clement St. SF. 7:30-10 PM. Free 99. (Pencils!)

SYLVAN OPEN IMPROV. 7:30 PM. Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission St. SF. Free.99 (Always a surprise, like a puppy in at work. It’s impossible to not have fun with these guys.)

Layover Comedy. 1517 Franklin. Oakland. 8:30. 21+. No Cover. Hosted by Mike Spiegelman. Featuring Yayne Abeba, Nina G, Shanti, the comedy duo of GASCA, Veronica Porras, and the return of Colin Mahan’s “Too Many Words: A Crock Opera in 1-D. (Another beautiful day in Oakland.)

Tuesday Comedy News: 4/5/2011

BE FUNNY open mic @ The New Parish. 579 18th St. Oakland, CA. Sign Ups @ 7 PM. Show @ 8 PM. Organized by. Bryant Hicks. Hosted by. Christopher Riggins.

Rory Scovel @ The Punchline. 444 Battery St. SF. $15. 8 PM. [CD Recording. Fo’ Sho.].

EndGames Improv Open Workshop @ The Alcove Theater. 414 Mason Ave. SF. Organized by Scott Recchia

I’m back! For the next four weeks my workshop returns to the Alcove Theater. In this series we will be working through scene work paying close attention to second beats. We will discover the game of our scenes by using grounded, believable characters. This week’s workshop is titled: EVERY LINE IS GOLDEN! (because it is). And as always my sweet ass personal side coaching!

via Facebook.

Rising Stars Showcase @ Our Little Theater. 287 Ellis St. SF. 8 PM. $5.  Hosted by. Andrew Roberts.

Harvey’s Funny Tuesday. 500 Castro St. 9 PM. One Drink Minimum. 

Rockit Room Open Mic. 406 Clement St. SF. 7:30-10 PM. Free 99. (Pencils!)

SYLVAN OPEN IMPROV. 7:30 PM. Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission St. SF. Free.99 (Always a surprise, like a puppy in at work. It’s impossible to not have fun with these guys.)

Layover Comedy. 1517 Franklin. Oakland. 8:30. 21+. No Cover. Hosted by Mike Spiegelman. Featuring rob cantrell, kurt weitzmann, colin mahan, casey ley, and kellen erskine. (Another beautiful day in Oakland.)

Tuesday Comedy News: 3/29/2011

BE FUNNY open mic @ The New Parish. 579 18th St. Oakland, CA. Sign Ups @ 7 PM. Show @ 8 PM. Organized by. Bryant Hicks. Hosted by. Christopher Riggins.

Big Al’s Big Ass Comedy Show @ The Punchline. 444 Battery St. SF. 8 PM. SOLD OUT. Featuring Ben Del Castillo, Mike Walz, Ben Kolina, and Robin Higgins. Hosted by Justin Harrison.

Rising Stars Showcase @ Our Little Theater. 287 Ellis St. SF. 8 PM. $5. Featuring Jesse Elias, Roman Leo, Clare O’Kane, Keith D’Souza, OJ Patterson, Mean Dave, and Rolly Moe. Hosted by. Andrew Roberts.

Harvey’s Funny Tuesday. 500 Castro St. 9 PM. One Drink Minimum. Featuring Vicki Barbolak

Rockit Room Open Mic. 406 Clement St. SF. 7:30-10 PM. Free 99. (Pencils!)

SYLVAN OPEN IMPROV. 7:30 PM. Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission St. SF. Free.99 (Always a surprise, like a puppy in at work. It’s impossible to not have fun with these guys.)

Layover Comedy. 1517 Franklin. Oakland. 8:30. 21+. No Cover. Hosted by Mike Spiegelman. Featuring Gina Ritter, Matt Gubser, Sean Keane, Drew Harmon, DJ Real, and Candy Churilla. (A beautiful day in Oakland.)

Tonight: Tuesday Open Mic @ Famous Johnny’s Pizza. 1212 El Camino Real. San Bruno, CA. 8-10 PM. Free. Fun. Hosted by Chris Springer.

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Interview: Bryant Hicks

Courting Comedy is proud to present its first interview; our subject is Bay Area comedian, Bryant Hicks. Hicks is a figurehead of the Be Funny 365 comedy collective based out of Oakland’s New Parish and an associate of Jabari Davis and Associates. He will be headlining this upcoming Friday (3/25. 10 PM. 18+) at the Historic Purple Onion (140 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA). Tickets are available: here.

Courting Comedy: Who came up with the name Be Funny 365?

Bryant Hicks: Be Funny was a name that Chris [Riggins] came up with. 365, that was from me and my crew being called 365 and about getting fucked up all year round. We took now to being funny all year round.

CC: You’re originally from San Diego right?

BH: I’m from all over. I was born in Sacramento… then we moved to Virginia…then we moved to England, then San Diego, then Oregon (Beaverton), then back to San Diego.

CC: What did all that moving do to you culturally?

BH: I think, where I’m at right now, it’s definitely helped me become who I am because I had to go into places and get people to like me from the giddy-up… There was one point I moved every year for three years.

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