"It’s funny that the only thing people in San Francisco talk about are the 49ers and gentrification because 1849 was the year San Francisco became gentrified."

Dro @ Stork Club/Storking Comedy [Paraphrase]

Dirty Haiku Battle: David Gborie and Spencer Devine (via tourettesregret)

"You ever take a shit so big, you convince yourself you could survive prison?"

Tim Young @ Dorsey’s Locker [Paraphrase] 

A View from the Stage: oaklandlayovercomedy (1/21/2014) by Shanti Charan

A View from the Stage: oaklandlayovercomedy (1/21/2014) by Shanti Charan

mattgubser:

The Rundown Thursday January 23 2014

All your #SanFrancisco #BayArea #standup #comedy #shows & #openmics.

Shows

San Francisco 

Sketchfest
Napoleon Dynamite 10th Anniversary @ The Castro Theatre 429 Castro St (Castro) 7:30 $25
Tenacious D Tribute @ The Castro Theatre 429 Castro St (Castro) 9:30 SOLD OUT
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New Talent Showcase @ The Purple Onion at Kell’s 530 Jackson St (North Beach) 7:00 $5 (1 drink min)
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Esta Noche Comedy Presents Headliner Thai Rivera (WATCH CLIP) @ Esta Noche 30179 16th St (Mission) 8:00 FREE
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The Mission Position Headliner Emmett Montgomery (WATCH CLIP) @ Lost Weekend Video 1034 Valencia (Mission) 8:00 $10
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Cellar Dwellers @ The Purple Onion at Kell’s 530 Jackson St (North Beach) 8:15 $5 (1 drink min)
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Comet Club Comedy@ 3111 Fillmore (Marina) 8:30 FREE
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Nightlife on Mars @ Murphy’s Pub, 217 Kearney (Financial) 8:30 FREE
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The Later Show @ The Purple Onion at Kell’s 530 Jackson St (North Beach) 10:00 $5 (1 drink min)
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Kris Tinkle Live CD Recording (WATCH CLIP) @ SF Punchline 444 Battery St (Financial) 8:00 $16:00 (2 item min)
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Slanted Comedy @ 915 Columbus (Russian Hill) 8:00 $15 (2 item min)

East Bay 

Barbary Coast Comedy Presents Bravo’s Big Birthday Bash @ The Legionnaire Saloon 2272 Telegraph Ave, Oakland (Uptown) 7:00 $5
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Comedy Soundcheck @ Sanctuary Ultra Lounge, 2339 1st, Livermore 7:30-9:00 FREE
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Storking Comedy: Sylvania Rising @ Stork Club 2330 Telegraph Oakland 8:00 FREE
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Felipe Esparza (WATCH CLIP) @ Tommy T’s 5104 Hopyard Rd Pleasanton 7:30 $15-$25

Peninsula

Comedy Sharks Headliner Brendan Lynch (TWITTER) @ Hop Dogma 30 Avenue Portola Ste 1B Half Moon Bay 7:30 FREE

South Bay

Live Free Comedy @ Blue Lagoon 923 Pacific Ave Santa Cruz 8:30 Free
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Lester Speight & Friends @ San Jose Improv 62 S. 2nd St San Jose 8:00 $15 (2 item min)
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Mark Viera (WATCH CLIP) @ Rooster T Feathers 157 W. El Camino Real Sunnyvale 8:00 $13 (2 item min)

Open Mics

San Francisco

Brainwash @1122 Folsom St (SoMa) 6:00/7:00-10:00
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16th @ Mission Open Mic (outdoor/mixed) 10:00ish-12:00ish

East Bay 

Storking Comedy: Sylvania Rising @ Stork Club 2330 Telegraph Oakland 5:30-8:00 
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Panama Red Coffee (mixed) @2115 1st St Livermore 6:30
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Sharade Lounge @ 25144 Mission Blvd Hayward 8:00-1:30
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Stars @ 155 Browns Valley Parkway Vacaville 8:30/9:00-12:00

South Bay

Cito.FAME.Us (mixed/clean) @ Iguana 330 S 3rd St San Jose 8:30/9:00-11:00

North Bay

Belrose Theatre (mixed) @ 1415 5th Ave San Rafael 8:00 $5 fee

Upcoming

1/24-2/9 SF Sketchfest
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1/26 & 1/28 Mike Birbiglia- Thank God for Jokes at Palace of Fine Arts Theatre San Francisco (WATCH CLIP)
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1/31-2/1 ”Does This Joke Make Me Look Fat?” Pam Benjamin DVD Recording

One Month, No Regrets: Comedy Week One Teaser. Featuring Jesse Hett, Seamus Calder, John Gallagher, and Raleigh Latham. 

[My homeboy Dakin Hardwick has just dropped his annual “Nerd Guide to Sketchfest” and I love his categories of nerdom as it correlates to the festival: “Kitsch nerds”! “90s nerds”! “Taking down the system nerds”!] 

[Young Joey Devine put down the slingshot and cranks up the hearing aid in a succession of music jokes from a grumpy, witty perspective.]

"Did you know [women] make their own gravy? Like, every time you eat pussy it’s au jus. [Groaning laughter] Cool. That’s what that joke usually gets."

Ron Chapman @ Stork Club/Storking Comedy [Paraphrase. Full Set Available: Here @ 13:50]

[Oakland’s Pandora Radio has more comedy than you shake a stick at. If it came out last year, it’s hopping on this playlist.]