The Rundown (9/21/2013)

Open Mics

South Bay
Caffe Adria (mixed) @6174 Bollinger Rd. San Jose 6:00-7:30

Shows

San Francisco
God Bless You, Emperor Norton- James Fluty (SF Bus Tour & DVD recording) Fisherman’s Warf @ Beach & Leavenworth 12:00 $40
Estrogen Entrée w/ a Side of Balls @ The Purple Onion 530 Jackson St (North Beach) 6:00 $15
Cynic Cave (Album Recording) @ Lost Weekend Video 1034 Valencia (Mission) 8:00  $10
SFICC Week 2 @ Jewish Community Center 3200 California St (Presidio) 8:00 $25-$35
A-List Comedy @ Our Little Theater 287 Ellis (Tenderloin) 8:00 & 10:00 $10
Comedy Bottle- Red Scott @ The Purple Onion 530 Jackson St (North Beach) 8:30 $15
Laugh City- Lyall Behrens @ Park 77 77 Cambon Dr SF 8:30 Free
Get Yucked Up @ Dirty Trix 408 Clement (Inner Richmond) 9:00 Free
Barry Sobel & Friends- The Skype Show @ Great American Music Hall 859 O’Farrell (Tenderloin) 9:00 $15-$39.95
Joe Koy @ Cobb’s  915 Columbus (Russian Hill) 7:30 & 9:45 $35
Scott Capurro @ Punchline SF 444 Battery (Financial) 7:30 & 9:30 $22
1001 Nights of Comedy- Sammy Obeid @ Punchline SF 444 Battery (Financial) 11:45 $15
 

East Bay
Comedy Off Broadway- Jeff Applebaum @ Bella Ultra Lounge, 561 11th Street, Oakland 7:30 $10
Corey Holcomb @ Tommy T’s 5104 Hopyard Rd Pleasanton 7:00 & 9:45 $20
South Bay
Kathy Griffin @ The Mountain Winery 14831 Pierce Rd., Saratoga 7:30 $45-$125
1001 Nights of Comedy- Sammy Obeid @ Mirage Hall 4926 El Camino Real Los Altos 8:00 $25-$35
Manny Maldonado @ Planet Gemini 2110 Fremont St. Monterey 8:00 $10
Nick Griffin @ Rooster T Feathers 157 W El Camino Real Sunnyvale 8:00 & 10:30 $19
Frank Caliendo @ San Jose Improv 62 S 2nd St San Jose 7:00 & 9:00 $30
Other
Sacramento Comedy Festival @ Sacramento Comedy Spot 1050 20th Street, Suite 130, Sacramento 8:00, 9:00 & 10:30 $8-$10
San Francisco Improv Fest @ Eureka Theater 215 Jackson St (Financial) 7:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 $5-$25
[Curated by mattgubser]

The Rundown: (9/19/2013)

Open Mics

San Francisco
Brainwash @1122 Folsom St (SoMa) 6:00/7:00-10:00
16th @ Mission Open Mic (outdoor/mixed) 9:00
East Bay
Storking Comedy @ Stork Club 2330 Telegraph Oakland (Uptown) 6:00/6:30-8:00
Panama Red Coffee (mixed) @2115 1st St Livermore 6:30
Sharade Lounge @ 25144 Mission Blvd Hayward 8:00 -1:30
Stars @ 155 Browns Valley Parkway Vacaville 8:30/9:00
Peninsula
None
South Bay
Canvas Open Mic (mixed) @ Sunnyvale Art Gallery 251 West El Camino RealSunnyvale 7:00/8:00
Trout Farm Inn- Jeff Applebaum @ 7701 E Zayante Rd, Felton 7:00-9:00
North Bay
Belrose Theatre (mixed) 1415 5th Ave San Rafael 8:00 $5 fee

Shows

San Francisco
Vaudeville Night @ Red Devil Lounge 1655 Polk 7:00 $5
Comedy Bodega @ Esta Noche 30179 16th St (Mission) 8:00 Free
Kill All Comedy @ Vacation Vintage 651 Larkin (Tenderloin) 8:00 Free
The Mission Position @ Lost Weekend Video 1034 Valencia (Mission) 8:00 $10
Todd Barry: The Crowd Work Tour @ The Chapel 777 Valencia 8:00 $20
Cellar Dwellers @ The Purple Onion at Kell’s  530 Jackson St (North Beach) 8:15 $5
 
Comet Club- Lyall Behrens @ 3111 Fillmore (Marina) 8:30 Free
Nightlife on Mars- Colleen Watson @ Murphy’s Pub, 217 Kearney (Financial) 8:30 Free
Wolf Animal Presents @ Vacation Vintage 651 Larkin (Tenderloin) 9:00 Free
Sammy Obeid- 999 Days of Comedy @ Cobb’s 915 Columbus (Russian Hill) 8:00 $15.00
Scott Capurro @ Punchline SF 444 Battery (Financial) 8:00 $16.00

East Bay
Barbary Coast Comedy @The Legionnaire Saloon 2272 Telegraph Ave, Oakland (Uptown) 7:30 Free
Comedy Soundcheck @Sanctuary Ultra Lounge, 2339 1st, Livermore 7:30-9pm.
Derrick Ellis @ Tommy T’s 5104 Hopyard Rd Pleasanton 7:30 $10-$20
Storking Comedy @ Stork Club 2330 Telegraph Oakland 8:00 Free
 
Peninsula
None

South Bay
Live Free Comedy @ Blue Lagoon 923 Pacific Ave Santa Cruz 8:30 Free
Nick Griffin @ Rooster T Feathers 157 W El Camino Real 8:00 $13
Full Throttle Comedy- Michael Quu @ San Jose Improv 62 S 2nd St San Jose 8:00 $12
North Bay
Steve Barkley @ Trek Wine 1026 Machin Ave Novato 8:00 $20
Other
Stand-Up 4 Art Exhibition Opening Reception @ Firehouse 8 1648 Pacific Ave San Francisco (Nob Hill) 7:00-10:00
SFICC Week 2 Prelim @ Black Oak Casino 19400 Tuolumne Rd N Tuolumne 8:00 Free
Comedy Kill Presents: Johnny Taylor “Tangled Up in Plaid” CD Recording @ Sacramento Punchline 2100 Arden Way #225 Sacramento 8:00 $15
Sacramento Comedy Festival @ Sacramento Comedy Spot 1050 20th Street, Suite 130, Sacramento7:00 & 8:00 $8-$10
San Francisco Improv Fest @ Eureka Theater 215 Jackson St (Financial) 7:30 & 9:30 $20-$25
[Curated by mattgubser]
"You know you’re broke when you’re at the Dollar Store and have to make a decision."

— John Griffin @ Ivy Room Open Mic [Paraphrase]

The Rundown (9/18/2013)

Open Mics

San Francisco

A Couple Of N3rds @ The Flying Pig Bistro 433 South Van Ness (Mission) 7:30/8:00
Smack Dab Open Mic- Natasha Muse (mixed) @ Magnet 4122 18th St (Castro)  7:30/8:00
Comedy Confessions @ Dirty Trix 408 Clement St (Inner Richmond) 8:30/9:00
East Bay 
None
Peninsula
Sodini’s @727 El Camino Real Redwood City 8:00
Above the Underground @Underground Pub 2650 Broadway St Redwood City 10:30/11:00
South Bay 
Poetry Slam & Open Mic (Mixed) @ East Village Coffee Lounge 498 Washington St Monterey 7:30/8:00
Longhouse Restaurant @ 8195 Monterey St Gilroy 9:30
North Bay
Spancky’s 8201 Old Redwood Hwy Cotati 8:30/9:00

Shows

San Francisco
Danny Dechi & Friends @ Bazaar Café 5927 California St (Outer Richmond) 7:00 Free
Hella Hustle Showcase @ Brainwash Café 1122 Folsom (SoMa) 7:00 Free
Comikaze Lounge- Surprise Headliner @ Café Royale 800 Post (Tenderloin) 8:00 Free
The PM Show- Joe Klocek  @ Lost Weekend Video 1034 Valencia (Mission) 8:00 $12
The Business: Not What it Kaseems Edition- Kaseem Bentley @The Dark Room 2263 Mission St (Mission) 8:00 $5.00
Cellar Dwellers @ The Purple Onion 530 Jackson St (North Beach) 8:15 $5
Jasper Redd @ Punchline SF 444 Battery (Financial) 8:00 $16 (Call Box Office from 3-6 and mention “SFFunCheap” for free tickets)
 
East Bay
Colors of Comedy @E One Entertainment 200 Hegenberger Rd, Oakland (East Oakland) 8:00 Free
Masses-Chet Wild @2721 North Main Street Walnut Creek 9:00 Free
Kip’s @2348 Durant Ave Berkeley 8:00 Free 
Ric James & Friends @Tommy T’s 5104 Hopyard Pleasanton 7:30 $10-$20

Peninsula
23 Club 23 Visitacion Ave Brisbane 8:00 Free
Wednesday Comedy Workout @Angelica’s Bistro 863 Main Street Redwood City 8:00 $10
Above the Underground @Underground Pub 2650 Broadway St Redwood City 9:30 Free

South Bay
Station 55- Ben Feldman @ 55 5th St Gilroy 8:00 Free
co-MED-y Showcase @The Med 265 Center Ave Aptos 8:00 Free
Mexican Independence Day Comedy Jam @ San Jose Improv 62 S. 2nd St San Jose 8:00 $12
New Talent Showcase @ Rooster T Feathers 157 W. El Camino Real Sunnyvale 8:00 $10
Other
Sammy Obeid on Conan 11:00 TBS
Comedy Kill Presents: Johnny Taylor “Tangled Up in Plaid” CD Recording @ Sacramento Punchline 2100 Arden Way #225 Sacramento 8:00 $15
Sacramento Comedy Festival @ Sacramento Comedy Spot 1050 20th Street, Suite 130, Sacramento,7:00 & 8:00 $5-$8
San Francisco Improv Fest @ Eureka Theater 215 Jackson St (Financial) 7:30 & 9:30 $2-$25
 
[Curated by Matt Gubser]

The Rundown: (9/17/2013)

Open Mics
 
San Francisco
The Breakroom @ Amnesia  853 Valencia St (Mission) 6:00/6:30-9:00
Neck of the Woods @ 406 Clement St (Richmond) 7:30-10:00
Open Improv @ Sylvan House (Richmond) 9:00
La Rocca’s @ 957 Columbus (Russian Hill) 9:00/10:00-2:00
South Bay
Poor House Bistro (mixed) 91 South Autumn Street  San Jose 6:00
Caffé Frascati (mixed) 315 S 1st St San Jose 8:00-11:00
Agave @ 2270 Monterey Highway San Jose 7:00
East Bay
Blue Candle Tuesdays @ Dorsey’s Locker 5817 Shattuck Ave Oakland 8:00
Tommy T’s @ 5104 Hopyard Pleasanton 6:00/7:00 $5 to perform
 
Shows
 
San Francisco
Town Criers presents- Jules Posner  @Milk 1840 Haight (Haight) 8:00 Free
Will Durst’s Boomeraging @ The Marsh Theater 1062 Valencia (Mission) 8:00 $15-$35
Harvey’s- Aundre the Wonderwoman  @ 500 Castro (Castro) 9:00 Free
Jasper Redd @ Punchline SF 444 Battery (Financial) 8:00 $16 (Call Box Office from 3-6 and mention “SFFunCheap” for free tickets)
East Bay
The Layover @ 1517 Franklin, Oakland (Downtown) 8:30pm Free
South Bay
The Red (upstairs) @ 200 Locust St., Santa Cruz 8:00-10:00 Free
North Bay
Mark Pitta & Friends @ Throckmorton Theatre 142 Throckmorton Ave  Mill Valley 8:00-10:00 $16-$26
 
Other
San Francisco Improv Fest @ Eureka Theater 215 Jackson St (Financial) 7:00 & 8:00 $15-$20
Sacramento Comedy Festival @ Sacramento Comedy Spot 1050 20th Street, Suite 130, Sacramento, 8:00 $5
 
[Curated by Matt Gubser]

The Rundown: (9/16/2013)

Open Mics

San Francisco
Brainwash @ 1122 Folsom St (SoMA) 6:30/7:00
LOL @ OMG 43 Sixth St (SoMa) 6:30/7:00
Portal’s Tavern @ 179 W. Portal Ave (West Portal) 8:00/9:00
M3Sqrd @ Il Pirata 2007 16th St @ Utah St. (Potrero) 10:30

Peninsula
Pass The Mic @ 7 Mile House 2800 Bayshore Blvd, Brisbane 8:30/9:00

South Bay
Woodham’s Lounge @ 4475 Steven’s Creek Blvd San Jose 7:00/8:00

East Bay
The New Parkway (mixed) @ 474 24th St Oakland (Uptown) 7:00/7:30
Ivy Room @ 860 San Pablo, Albany 8:30 sign-up/9:00 start

Shows

San Francisco
Café Comedy- Ray Molina @ Rite Spot Café 2099 Folsom (Mission) 8:00 Free
M3Sqrd- Aaron Barrett Turns 40 @ Mutiny Radio 2781 21St (Mission) 8:00 Free
Melt the Mic- Phil Johnson @ Melt Café 700 Broadway (North Beach) 8:00 Free
Live at Deluxe @ Club Deluxe 1511 Haight (Haight) 9:00 Free
LOL- Zorba Jevon Hughes @ OMG 43 Sixth St (SoMa) 9:00 $3

East Bay
Move Along Nothing to See Here @ The Night Light 311 Broadway, Oakland (Jack London) 8:00 Free
Stand-up and Laugh @ Vinnie’s Bar & Grill 2045 Mt Diablo St Concord 9:00 (after football) Free

South Bay
Surf City Billiards @ 931 Pacific Ave Santa Cruz 9:00 Free

Other
Sacramento Comedy Festival @ Sacramento Comedy Spot 1050 20th Street, Suite 130, Sacramento, 7:00 $5

[Curated by Matt Gubser]

The Rundown: (9/11/2013)

The Rundown Wednesday September 11

Open Mics

San Francisco
A Couple Of N3rds @The Flying Pig Bistro 433 South Van Ness (Mission) 7:30/8:00
Comedy Confessions @ Dirty Trix 408 Clement St (Inner Richmond) 8:30/9:00

East Bay
None

Peninsula
Sodini’s @727 El Camino Real Redwood City 8:00
Above the Underground @Underground Pub 2650 Broadway St Redwood City 10:30/11:00

South Bay
Poetry Slam & Open Mic (Mixed) @ East Village Coffee Lounge 498 Washington St Monterey 7:30/8:00
Longhouse Restaurant @ 8195 Monterey St Gilroy 9:30

North Bay
Spancky’s 8201 Old Redwood Hwy Cotati 8:30/9:00

Shows

San Francisco
The Business @The Dark Room 2263 Mission St (Mission) 8:00 $5.00
Hump Day At The Stud- Marga Gomez @ Stud Bar 399 9th St (SoMa) 8:00 Free
Cheaper Than Therapy @ The Purple Onion 530 Jackson St (North Beach) 8:00 $5
KO Comedy @SF Punchline 444 Battery St (Financial) 8:00 $15.00
Chris Hardwick @ Cobb’s 915 Columbus Ave (Russian Hill) 8:00 $25

East Bay
Colors of Comedy @E One Entertainment 200 Hegenberger Rd, Oakland (East Oakland) 8:00 Free
Masses-Eric Cash @2721 North Main Street Walnut Creek 9:00 Free
Kip’s @2348 Durant Ave Berkeley 8:00 Free
Eliis Rodriguez & Friends @Tommy T’s 5104 Hopyard Pleasanton 7:30 $10-$20

Peninsula
Wednesday Comedy Workout @Angelica’s Bistro 863 Main Street Redwood City 8:00 $10
Above the Underground @Underground Pub 2650 Broadway St Redwood City 9:30 Free

South Bay
Station 55- Phil Johnson @ 55 5th St Gilroy 8:00 Free
co-MED-y Showcase @The Med 265 Center Ave Aptos 8:00 Free
Comics in Cahoots- Conor Kellicut @ San Jose Improv 62 S. 2nd St San Jose 8:00 $12
New Talent Showcase @ Rooster T Feathers 157 W. El Camino Real Sunnyvale 8:00 $10

[Curated by Matt Gubser]

Comedy Rundown (9/1/2013)

Open Mics

San Francisco

Church Key 1402 Grant  (North Beach)  6:00

East Bay

Continental Club 1658 12th St Oakland (West Oakland) 7:30 sign-up 8:00 start

Shows

San Francisco

Hella Gay All Stars Comedy Show Pa’ina Lounge 1865 Post St (Lower Pac. Heights)  8PM $10

Hysterical Historical San Francisco Shelton Theater 533 Sutter (Union Square) 7:00 $30-$45

Maggie McGarry’s 1353 Grant Ave  (North Beach) 9:00 Free

Punchline Showcase 444 Battery St (Financial)  8:00 $12.50

Cobb’s- Jeff Dye & Jessimae Peluso 915 Columbus Ave (North Beach)  8:00 $18.50

East Bay

Telegraph Beer Garden 2318 Telegraph Ave Oakland (Uptown) 8PM Free

Tommy T’s- Alonzo Boden 5104 Hopyard Rd Pleasanton 7:00 $15-$25

North Bay

Fenix-Don Lacy Jr 919 Fourth St, San Rafael 7:00 $10

South Bay

Crow’s Nest 2218 East Cliff Dr Santa Cruz 9:00 $7

Rooster T Feathers- Cash Levy 157 W. El Camino Real Sunnyvale 8:00 $13.00

San Jose Improv- Brad Williams 62 S. Second St San Jose 7:00 $18.00

[Curated by Matt Gubser]


"I’m not sure if I’m seeing "hipsters" or wizards who don’t know how to dress like Muggles."

- F.C. Sierra on sidewalk confusion @ Amnesia [Paraphrase]

"I’m not sure if I’m seeing "hipsters" or wizards who don’t know how to dress like Muggles."

- F.C. Sierra on sidewalk confusion @ Amnesia [Paraphrase]

"I don’t do open-mic comedy for the laughs. I do it for the peace and quiet."

Mean Dave @ Ivy Room [Paraphrase]