"If bands are considered a ‘business’, KISS is the Bennigan’s of metal bands."

Aviva Siegel @ Stork Club/Storking Comedy [Paraphrase]

Shanti Charan in third- and first-person-perspective @ Bar 355

"Have you ever tried to shit your pants then accidentally sneezed?"

Mark Smalls @ Stork Club/Storking Comedy [Paraphrase]

3/14. Hella Gay Comedy presents an all lesbian comedy show @ Legionnaire Saloon. 8PM. Free. Hosted by Irene Tu. Featuring Kimberly Rose Wendt, Carrie Avritt, Loren Kraut, Dolores Trevino, and Jenn Dronsky. 

Calling all butch, femme’s, soft butch, lipstick, earth mothers, babydykes, bulldykes, transdykes, dieseldykes, grannydykes, drag kings, hasbians, other really cool Lesbians and their admirers!
Hella Gay Comedy presents:
The Big Dyke Comedy Show - featuring an all Lesbian comic line up! We invite our entire LGBT Bay Area community and allies to come out and laugh with our Lesbian sisters!
Hang out afterwards with DJ Lady Ryan for the best Lesbian social mixer in the East Bay!

3/14. Hella Gay Comedy presents an all lesbian comedy show @ Legionnaire Saloon. 8PM. Free. Hosted by Irene Tu. Featuring Kimberly Rose Wendt, Carrie Avritt, Loren Kraut, Dolores Trevino, and Jenn Dronsky

Calling all butch, femme’s, soft butch, lipstick, earth mothers, babydykes, bulldykes, transdykes, dieseldykes, grannydykes, drag kings, hasbians, other really cool Lesbians and their admirers!

Hella Gay Comedy presents:

The Big Dyke Comedy Show - featuring an all Lesbian comic line up! We invite our entire LGBT Bay Area community and allies to come out and laugh with our Lesbian sisters!

Hang out afterwards with DJ Lady Ryan for the best Lesbian social mixer in the East Bay!

Last Saturday saw the inaugural edition of “Critical Hit" a comedy show housed in nerd haven It’s Your Move Game & Hobbies in the Temescal of Oakland. Wow. Super effective. Packed to the Catans, surrounded by table top paraphernalia, casual with a tinge of naiveté, blocks from my house. I love minimal-tech, DIY guerrilla productions; they’re borderline houseparties with an obvious power dynamic. At its best it captures the speakeasy hipness of North Beach or Greenwich Village (circa 60ish). At its worse it’s a frivolous hang out. Either way, between the Goodbelly shows, George Kaye’s way back when and this, it’s good to see comedy in the under-serviced area in my neighborhood. Kudos to Dash, Hayden and Erik, three enterprising knaves who don’t know how to behave. I believe the show is going into monthly rotation and I hope it lasts. Catch all the news for the next one: here. 

Last Saturday saw the inaugural edition of “Critical Hit" a comedy show housed in nerd haven It’s Your Move Game & Hobbies in the Temescal of Oakland. Wow. Super effective. Packed to the Catans, surrounded by table top paraphernalia, casual with a tinge of naiveté, blocks from my house. I love minimal-tech, DIY guerrilla productions; they’re borderline houseparties with an obvious power dynamic. At its best it captures the speakeasy hipness of North Beach or Greenwich Village (circa 60ish). At its worse it’s a frivolous hang out. Either way, between the Goodbelly shows, George Kaye’s way back when and this, it’s good to see comedy in the under-serviced area in my neighborhood. Kudos to Dash, Hayden and Erik, three enterprising knaves who don’t know how to behave. I believe the show is going into monthly rotation and I hope it lasts. Catch all the news for the next one: here

"I majored in mathematics because I wanted my useless degree to be hard. I liked majoring in math because I’m always right. Not because I think I’m right. I was objectively right!"

— Erik Krasner @ Critical Hit (Comedy)/It’s Your Move [Paraphrase]

"Here’s an a-to-b joke: Life is like a box of chocolates: a thoughtless gift that the recipient has to pretend to appreciate."

Sara Reihani @ Critical Hit (Comedy)/It’s Your Move [Paraphrase]

3/19-20. W. Kamau Bell’s “Oh, Everything! Tour” @ The New Parish in Oakland. 579 18th St. $20. Tickets Available: Here & Here.

Socio-political comedian W. Kamau Bell has emerged as the post-modern voice of comedy. Named an Ambassador of Racial Justice by the ACLU, his weekly half-hour FX comedy series, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, premiered in August 2012 and became a critically acclaimed but criminally short nightly show in September of 2013 on FX’s new comedy network FXX. The NY Times called Kamau “the most promising new talent in political comedy in many years.” The show was nominated for “Best Talk Series” at the 2012 NAACP Image Awards and Salon.com listed Kamau on their “Sexiest Men of 2012” list, calling the series “surreptitiously revolutionary in its effortless diversity and humanism.” The San Francisco Chronicle raved, “it makes The Daily Show seem like something your dad watches.” Totally Biased was executive produced by Chris Rock, who became a fan after seeing a performance of Kamau’s one man show.

Robin Higgins (Native) performing stand-up at the Neon Venus in LA (12/14/13)

This is me, Robin Higgins performing stand-up at my show ‘The Higgs Weldon Show” at the Neon Venus in Los Angeles on December 14th, 2013. 

I run a very fun show in Oakland on Thursdays. Here is an excerpt. Will you be there soon?

Adrian McNair (@adrian_mcnair) performs and talks all things Twitter. Recorded Live at the Stork Club in Oakland, CA.
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