seankeane:

San Francisco’s alternative paper of record was nice enough to give me a “Goldie” - the Guardian Outstanding Local Discovery Award - which is almost as nice as when Laughspin said they had “never heard of me” last month.

Honestly it is a very nice profile by George McIntire, and I hope I don’t come off looking like too much of an asshole, either in my quotes or my photo. (There were some test shots where I was shirtless under my suit jacket, standing in a tunnel… I don’t want to talk about it.) It’s also a paper that I would read voraciously when I was younger - I don’t think I ever felt cooler than flipping through the Bay Guardian at Blondie’s Pizza after buying used CDs at Rasputin’s. Cheap Eats! Tom Tomorrow! Frightening but intriguing ads for escort services!

Anyway, this is really a testament to all the talented and hilarious people I get to work with all the time (Chris, Alex, Bucky, Caitlin, Anna, Joey, Kevin, Nato, Emily, etc.), all the comics who have helped me out over the years (Moshe, Louis, Ali, Sheng, etc.), and everyone who comes to shows, particularly The Business. And as Ashton Kutcher and Kevin Costner would both attest, it is an honor just to be featured in The Guardian.

[Congrats, Sean! Making us proud, nicest around.]

SFWeekly Comedy Issue!
punchlinesf:

#Repost from @sf_sketchfest Pick up a comedy-filled @sfweekly this week! #sfsketchfest #sfcomedy

SFWeekly Comedy Issue!

punchlinesf:

#Repost from @sf_sketchfest Pick up a comedy-filled @sfweekly this week! #sfsketchfest #sfcomedy

[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”!] 

[Eric K. Arnold shines a light on the most naturally hilarious cross-culture comics in the country. If you need any context to the deftness of Chris Riggins, look further to tomorrow when he’ll be featuring for Yasiin Bey (Mos Def)]

Amy Miller is very funny and now officially recognized by Portland’s Williamette Week. Click these words for the elaborate accolades.
[A lot of lists this time of year. I’m extremely happy that some of the comedians I love are getting nods in the press. Now if only these clippings of far away success could fill the hole in my heart caused by their absence.]

Amy Miller is very funny and now officially recognized by Portland’s Williamette Week. Click these words for the elaborate accolades.

[A lot of lists this time of year. I’m extremely happy that some of the comedians I love are getting nods in the press. Now if only these clippings of far away success could fill the hole in my heart caused by their absence.]

julesposner:

Keepin’ it short and sweet in TimeOut New York

(Source: julesposner)

Bay Area’s Guy Branum takes off the “funny cap” to discuss the Chick-Fil-A controversy with the same deftness of his comedy.

Retro: Dana Carvey Rolling Stone Cover by Mark Selinger

Retro: Dana Carvey Rolling Stone Cover by Mark Selinger

Readers’ Choice (Best Comedian): Marga Gomez, Casey Ley and Paco Romane [Tie]
Best Comedy Institution: SF Sketchfest
Best Racial Humor You Don’t Feel Guilty Laughing At: Kaseem Bentley
Best SF Comedy Tumblr: Courting Comedy
Best Tranny Comedienne: Natasha Muse
The Best Cheap Night of Comedy: The Business
Best Comedy Open Mic: Funny Mondays With Victor Torres at Deco Lounge
Best Stand-Up on the Way Up: Shanti Charan
Best Onstage Impression: Don Reed
[I’d like to take this opportunity to say thank you to the readers of this blog. The notoriety and momentum of this experiment/experience is as yours as it is mine. Thank you to the San Francisco Bay Area comedy community for being the best comedy scene in the country (as far as I know), thanks to the Internet for keeping everything scattered and revelatory, thanks to Dana Sitar whom I’m sure had a hand in my humble embarrassment for the last few days, thanks to Emily Heller for inspiring CC’s inception (see: Sex Talk With Kaseem), thanks to David Cairns for saving Courting Comedy, and thanks to all those that deserve it (artist, photographers, producers, luminaries, content creators, dreamers, hustlers, and champions). While the anniversary is a month away, I look forward to YEAR THREE with pride and humility. - O.J.]

Readers’ Choice (Best Comedian): Marga Gomez, Casey Ley and Paco Romane [Tie]

Best Comedy Institution: SF Sketchfest

Best Racial Humor You Don’t Feel Guilty Laughing At: Kaseem Bentley

Best SF Comedy Tumblr: Courting Comedy

Best Tranny Comedienne: Natasha Muse

The Best Cheap Night of Comedy: The Business

Best Comedy Open Mic: Funny Mondays With Victor Torres at Deco Lounge

Best Stand-Up on the Way Up: Shanti Charan

Best Onstage Impression: Don Reed

[I’d like to take this opportunity to say thank you to the readers of this blog. The notoriety and momentum of this experiment/experience is as yours as it is mine. Thank you to the San Francisco Bay Area comedy community for being the best comedy scene in the country (as far as I know), thanks to the Internet for keeping everything scattered and revelatory, thanks to Dana Sitar whom I’m sure had a hand in my humble embarrassment for the last few days, thanks to Emily Heller for inspiring CC’s inception (see: Sex Talk With Kaseem), thanks to David Cairns for saving Courting Comedy, and thanks to all those that deserve it (artist, photographers, producers, luminaries, content creators, dreamers, hustlers, and champions). While the anniversary is a month away, I look forward to YEAR THREE with pride and humility. - O.J.]