Product Review: Karen Kilgariff Live at the Bootleg


Ravenesque, moonish, moody, glowing eyes with wolfish glint, a lady in black brandishing wit and guitar pick (corresponding with a guitar that, admittedly, isn’t living up to its potential). Karen Kilgariff is the coolest folk hero of the almost-analogue, post-comedy boom collapse era. She came into prominence in the 1990s, starting out in Sacramento, then San Francisco, then introduced (widely) on the seminal Mr. Show. She’s since matched might with Mary Lynn Rajskub as Girl Guitar Club, wrote for the Ellen DeGeneres Show and twisted on the tips of tastemakers’ tongues. 

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[Karen Kilgariff, the crown jewel of Petaluma and your favorite comic’s favorite virtuoso, was recently on indietastic Daytrotter. It’s a proprietary music service (and so good that it’s hard to abstain) BUT, they have a free trial which you should use to listen to Karen’s session. Afterwards, you can let the membership die like a baby bird. Aw, poor bird. Karen Kilgariff’s album "Live at the Bootleg" comes out soon, but not soon enough! Check out a sample below.]


Karen Kilgariff (Native) has an album coming out on February 25!  Available through ASpecialThing records on orange vinyl, or iTunes music store

While u wait, enjoy Karen on a recent How Was Your Week episode

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.@KarenKilgariff (Native.) at the #JailGuitarDoors Comedy Benefit at @nerdmelt 

"@KarenKilgariff: Glasses, mustache, earrings, hat—Mr. Potato Head was the original hipster"

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Podcast: Mental Illness Happy Hour w/ Paul Gilmartin. Episode 111. Live in Portland w/ Karen Kilgariff (Native). Download Link: Here. iTunes: Here. Official Link: Here.

The actress (Mr. Show), comedian (Behind You),  and writer (The Ellen DeGeneres Show) shares about struggling to fit in, body shame, her alcoholism, her mother’s Alzheimers, learning to accept her body and become vulnerable and her experiences in therapy.  Recorded 4/20/13 at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival.

Sketch Saturday: Girl’s Guitar Club (2001) with Mary Lynn Rajskub (SF90s) & Karen Kilgariff (Native) (by Ruben Fleischer)

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Podcast: Go Bayside w/ April Richardson. Episode 021 - House Party with Karen Kilgariff (Native). Download Link: Here. iTunes: Here. Official Link: Here.

Karen Kilgariff (@KarenKilgariff, Mr. Show, writer/head writer on 100 shows) and I watch the one where Screech’s parents go to Graceland, and after Violet breaks Mama Screech’s Elvis statue, the gang try to come up with ways to raise $250 to buy a new one.