"Give it up for Dr. Cape! It’s hard to wear a cape without irony."

— John Hoogasian about Danny Dechi [Paraphrase]

"I don’t believe 50% of people can safely operate a sock puppet"

— Paul Simmons @ Rockit Room


Behind the back and nothing from you guys

- Fred Anderson creating a balloon animal from behind his back to zero applause [Paraphrase]
(This guy is a juggler/street performer. He reminded me of G.O.B.)

Behind the back and nothing from you guys

- Fred Anderson creating a balloon animal from behind his back to zero applause [Paraphrase]

(This guy is a juggler/street performer. He reminded me of G.O.B.)


"I either need to stop drinking in bars, or stop owning a cellphone"

— Josh Argyle @ Rockit Room [Paraphrase]

Tuesday Comedy News: 5/24/2011

BE FUNNY open mic @ The New Parish. 579 18th St. Oakland, CA. Sign Ups @ 7 PM. Show @ 8 PM. Organized by. Bryant Hicks. Hosted by. Christopher Riggins.

News: Hukilau Lounge Comedy moved from Wednesday to Tuesday starting tonight. 5 Masonic Ave. SF. Sign Ups: 9:00 pm. Show: 9:30 pm. Hosted by Mean Dave. FREE!

Hukilau Lounge Comedy . 5 Masonic Ave. SF. Sign Ups: 9:00 pm. Show: 9:30 pm. Hosted by Mean Dave. FREE!

Rising Stars Showcase @ Our Little Theater. 287 Ellis St. SF. 8 PM. $5.  Hosted by. Andrew Roberts. (I’ll be wearing a suit to this. Class it up for all the tourist)

Harvey’s Funny Tuesday. 500 Castro St. 9 PM. One Drink Minimum. 

Wharf Room @ Castagnola’s. 286 Jefferson St. SF. 8 PM. $5. Featuring Chantel Williams, Max Curry, Dave DeLuca, James Fluty, Jeff Reitman, Miles K, Peter Kim, Tom Davenport and Victor Torres. 

Rockit Room Open Mic. 406 Clement St. SF. 7:30-10 PM. Free 99. (Pencils!)

SYLVAN OPEN IMPROV. 7:30 PM. Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission St. SF. Free.99 (Fresh off a successful improv showcase, the kids bring the goods for free.)

Layover Comedy. 1517 Franklin. Oakland. 8:30. 21+. No Cover. Hosted by Mike Spiegelman. Featuring Casey Ley, Ben Feldman, Nicole Turley, Dave Thomason, Chris Thayer, Stroy Moyd, Kevin Camia. (East Bay Grand Laughing Station)

Tuesday Comedy News (4/12/2011)

BE FUNNY open mic @ The New Parish. 579 18th St. Oakland, CA. Sign Ups @ 7 PM. Show @ 8 PM. Organized by. Bryant Hicks. Hosted by. Christopher Riggins.

News: Hukilau Lounge Comedy moved from Wednesday to Tuesday starting tonight. 5 Masonic Ave. SF. Sign Ups: 9:00 pm. Show: 9:30 pm. Hosted by Mean Dave. FREE!

Hukilau Lounge Comedy . 5 Masonic Ave. SF. Sign Ups: 9:00 pm. Show: 9:30 pm. Hosted by Mean Dave. FREE!

Rising Stars Showcase @ Our Little Theater. 287 Ellis St. SF. 8 PM. $5.  Hosted by. Andrew Roberts.

Harvey’s Funny Tuesday. 500 Castro St. 9 PM. One Drink Minimum. 

Wharf Room @ Castagnola’s. 286 Jefferson St. SF. 8 PM. $5. Featuring  Brendan Lynch, Dave Thomason, Griffin Daley, Anton Inarra, the Wharf Room debuts of Tammy Powers and Hark Dula. 

Rockit Room Open Mic. 406 Clement St. SF. 7:30-10 PM. Free 99. (Pencils!)

SYLVAN OPEN IMPROV. 7:30 PM. Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission St. SF. Free.99 (Always a surprise, like a puppy in at work. It’s impossible to not have fun with these guys.)

Layover Comedy. 1517 Franklin. Oakland. 8:30. 21+. No Cover. Hosted by Mike Spiegelman. Featuring Yayne Abeba, Nina G, Shanti, the comedy duo of GASCA, Veronica Porras, and the return of Colin Mahan’s “Too Many Words: A Crock Opera in 1-D. (Another beautiful day in Oakland.)

Tuesday Comedy News: 4/5/2011

BE FUNNY open mic @ The New Parish. 579 18th St. Oakland, CA. Sign Ups @ 7 PM. Show @ 8 PM. Organized by. Bryant Hicks. Hosted by. Christopher Riggins.

Rory Scovel @ The Punchline. 444 Battery St. SF. $15. 8 PM. [CD Recording. Fo’ Sho.].

EndGames Improv Open Workshop @ The Alcove Theater. 414 Mason Ave. SF. Organized by Scott Recchia

I’m back! For the next four weeks my workshop returns to the Alcove Theater. In this series we will be working through scene work paying close attention to second beats. We will discover the game of our scenes by using grounded, believable characters. This week’s workshop is titled: EVERY LINE IS GOLDEN! (because it is). And as always my sweet ass personal side coaching!

via Facebook.

Rising Stars Showcase @ Our Little Theater. 287 Ellis St. SF. 8 PM. $5.  Hosted by. Andrew Roberts.

Harvey’s Funny Tuesday. 500 Castro St. 9 PM. One Drink Minimum. 

Rockit Room Open Mic. 406 Clement St. SF. 7:30-10 PM. Free 99. (Pencils!)

SYLVAN OPEN IMPROV. 7:30 PM. Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission St. SF. Free.99 (Always a surprise, like a puppy in at work. It’s impossible to not have fun with these guys.)

Layover Comedy. 1517 Franklin. Oakland. 8:30. 21+. No Cover. Hosted by Mike Spiegelman. Featuring rob cantrell, kurt weitzmann, colin mahan, casey ley, and kellen erskine. (Another beautiful day in Oakland.)

Tuesday Comedy News: 3/29/2011

BE FUNNY open mic @ The New Parish. 579 18th St. Oakland, CA. Sign Ups @ 7 PM. Show @ 8 PM. Organized by. Bryant Hicks. Hosted by. Christopher Riggins.

Big Al’s Big Ass Comedy Show @ The Punchline. 444 Battery St. SF. 8 PM. SOLD OUT. Featuring Ben Del Castillo, Mike Walz, Ben Kolina, and Robin Higgins. Hosted by Justin Harrison.

Rising Stars Showcase @ Our Little Theater. 287 Ellis St. SF. 8 PM. $5. Featuring Jesse Elias, Roman Leo, Clare O’Kane, Keith D’Souza, OJ Patterson, Mean Dave, and Rolly Moe. Hosted by. Andrew Roberts.

Harvey’s Funny Tuesday. 500 Castro St. 9 PM. One Drink Minimum. Featuring Vicki Barbolak

Rockit Room Open Mic. 406 Clement St. SF. 7:30-10 PM. Free 99. (Pencils!)

SYLVAN OPEN IMPROV. 7:30 PM. Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission St. SF. Free.99 (Always a surprise, like a puppy in at work. It’s impossible to not have fun with these guys.)

Layover Comedy. 1517 Franklin. Oakland. 8:30. 21+. No Cover. Hosted by Mike Spiegelman. Featuring Gina Ritter, Matt Gubser, Sean Keane, Drew Harmon, DJ Real, and Candy Churilla. (A beautiful day in Oakland.)

Tonight: Tuesday Open Mic @ Famous Johnny’s Pizza. 1212 El Camino Real. San Bruno, CA. 8-10 PM. Free. Fun. Hosted by Chris Springer.

Tuesday Comedy News: 3/22/2011

KO Comedy @ The Punchline. 444 Battery St. SF. $15. 8 PM. Featuring Linda Grindel, Shawn Dizzle, Roger Lizaola, Dan Allenderwest, TJ Kelsall, Joey Bragg, Kabir Kabeezy Singh and Sammy Obeid.

Harvey’s Funny Tuesday. 500 Castro St. 9 PM. One Drink Minimum. 

Rockit Room Open Mic. 406 Clement St. SF. 7:30-10 PM. Free 99. (Pencils!)

SYLVAN OPEN IMPROV. 7:30 PM. Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission St. SF. Free.99 (Always a surprise, like a puppy in at work. It’s impossible to not have fun with these guys.)

Layover Comedy. 1517 Franklin. Oakland. 8:30. 21+. No Cover. Hosted by Mike Spiegelman. Featuring susan maletta, dave thomason, brendan lynch, howard stone, and colin mahan. . (Cooler than a polar bear’s earring)

Bay Area Sunday Comedy Live: (3/13/2011)

FAB Comedy’s #Winning @ The Mel-O-Dee Lounge. 240 El Cerrito Plz. El Cerrito. 8 PM. 21+. Free. Featuring Karinda Dobbins, OJ Patterson, Mimi Vilmenay, Keon Polee, Loren Kraut, Robin Higgins and Tony Sparks. Hosted by. Becky Wolf and Amy Miller. [I’m on this show. If that’s not enough incentive, this is a very strong line-up with a lot of  soul and inspiration. Admirable comedians all the way through.]

The Sylvan Something Something Shindig @ The Rockit Room. 406 Clement. SF. 8 PM. 21+. $5. Featuring Donny Divanian, Conrad Roth, Julian Vance, Kevin Munroe and more [If I weren’t performing I’d be a this show. Solid line-up of seasoned veterans on the top of their game (Conrad in particular has hit a new level in his material lately). Check it out if you’re in the City.]

Comedy @ The Continental Club. 1658 12th Street. Oakland. 8 PM. $5. 21+. 2 Drink Minimum. Featuring Rich Dreyling, David Gborie, Dash Kwiatkowski, Kelly Anneken, Jason Mack and more. [Great rising talent in Downtown Oakland. Get some vegan soul food and head on over.]

The Famous Sunday Showcase @ The Punchline. 444 Battery St. SF. 8 PM. $12. 18+ 2 Drink Minimum. Featuring premier San Francisco comedians. Hosted by. Big Al Gonzales. [The beauty is you never know who will go up, but you know that they’ll be amazing].