James Franco (Palo Alto Native) gets punched in the face. It’s a commercial for his Comedy Central roast on Labor day. My girlfriend thinks it’s kind of dumb. I think it’s Peter Parker. 

The 16th St. Comedy Crawl, 3 Free Shows Within 1.5 Miles, Coming in August 22. More Details Soon. 

The 16th St. Comedy Crawl, 3 Free Shows Within 1.5 Miles, Coming in August 22. More Details Soon. 

Margaret Cho “Mother” Tour Pre-Sale Tickets @ Nob Hill Masonic Now Available
[Photo by Robyn Von Swank]
Margaret Cho, SF Native, has announced the dates of her multi-national tour entitled “Mother”. Cho returns home on October 12th at the Nob Hill Masonic Center. You can purchase tickets to be apart of the 3000+ seat extravaganza in August. 

Margaret Cho, SF Native, has announced the dates of her multi-national tour entitled “Mother”. Cho returns home on October 12th at the Nob Hill Masonic Center. You can purchase tickets to be apart of the 3000+ seat extravaganza in August. 

A cool interview with laughter-impresario, George Chen, about the jewel of the Mission, Lost Weekend Video. Written by Sjimon Gompers

Walk The Plank Comedy Competition Returns This October, $300 Grand Prize, Registration Now Available.
[There’s three legitimate comedy competitions in the Bay Area. There’s the San Francisco Comedy Competition, a veritable marathon of a crushed emotions, where comics of a certain level, feel a certain level of rejection. Then, there’s Bunjo’s Comedy Competition, centrally located in Dublin/Pleasanton, a rite of passage for bringers to battle bringers and eat Chinese food. Then, there’s the Walk the Plank competition. Formerly housed at Castagnola’s Wharf Room (PIRATES, DO YOU GET IT!), Walk the Plank always felt more honest and legitimate than any other competition I’ve seen. Maybe because there’s a sense of camaraderie, or a balanced scoring system, or an a pedigree of great champions. Alas, it returns after a brief hiatus and the gates are wide open. If you’ve never participated before, get on it: good stage time for an excited audience in a fair, fun affair.]

Walk The Plank Comedy Competition Returns This October, $300 Grand Prize, Registration Now Available.

[There’s three legitimate comedy competitions in the Bay Area. There’s the San Francisco Comedy Competition, a veritable marathon of a crushed emotions, where comics of a certain level, feel a certain level of rejection. Then, there’s Bunjo’s Comedy Competition, centrally located in Dublin/Pleasanton, a rite of passage for bringers to battle bringers and eat Chinese food. Then, there’s the Walk the Plank competition. Formerly housed at Castagnola’s Wharf Room (PIRATES, DO YOU GET IT!), Walk the Plank always felt more honest and legitimate than any other competition I’ve seen. Maybe because there’s a sense of camaraderie, or a balanced scoring system, or an a pedigree of great champions. Alas, it returns after a brief hiatus and the gates are wide open. If you’ve never participated before, get on it: good stage time for an excited audience in a fair, fun affair.]

[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.]

Greg Proops to Tape Comedy Special for Chill.com

thecomedybureau:

Great comedy special news keeps rolling in this week as we have found out that the amazing Greg Proops is about to tape his latest comedy special for up and coming content distribution site, Chill.com. That would mean that Chill has gotten Maria Bamford, Ari Shaffir, Tom Rhodes, and now Greg Proops in their roster of comedy specials. 

That sounds pretty good to us and we’re definitely excited to see Proops’ next special.

[SF Native and comedy specialist taking a chance on the new wave. It really compliments his flair for idiosyncratic independence. Definitely a day-one purchase.]

Quick Fix: “Lucky Black Dog Avoids Capture” via RooftopComedy. Hosted by Cameron Edmondson.

"Gateway Doug", a new Doug Benson comedy album plops 7/9/2013, available NOW for pre-order. Benson returns to San Francisco Punch Line on 7/10/2013.
[Doug Benson is one of San Francisco’s adopted sons — bursting your weed cherry in Walnut Creek, what’s more Bay Area than that — and has cultivated a cult of personality over the course of two decades. “Gateway Doug” marks his third foray into capturing said cult on wax (Unbalance Load recorded in SF, Potty Mouth in Sacramento). It also marks the 6th annual 4/20-ganza album release, easily springing Benson into a legendary prolificacy unseen since Cosby and Carlin in the 60s and 70s (especially if one considers the overwhelmingly consistent Doug Loves Movies podcast). Burn on you green firefly.]

"Gateway Doug", a new Doug Benson comedy album plops 7/9/2013available NOW for pre-order. Benson returns to San Francisco Punch Line on 7/10/2013.

[Doug Benson is one of San Francisco’s adopted sons — bursting your weed cherry in Walnut Creek, what’s more Bay Area than that — and has cultivated a cult of personality over the course of two decades. “Gateway Doug” marks his third foray into capturing said cult on wax (Unbalance Load recorded in SF, Potty Mouth in Sacramento). It also marks the 6th annual 4/20-ganza album release, easily springing Benson into a legendary prolificacy unseen since Cosby and Carlin in the 60s and 70s (especially if one considers the overwhelmingly consistent Doug Loves Movies podcast). Burn on you green firefly.]