6/6. Wendy Liebman @ George’s Nightclub. 842 Fourth St. San Rafael. 8:30PM. $15. Featuring Will Durst and Ed Crasnick. Tickets Available: Here

Wendy Liebman Star of Showtime’s Original Special “Taller on TV” is Shorter & Funnier on George’s Stage w/Special Guests Will Durst and Ed Crasnick on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 @ 8:30 pm

Wendy Liebman headlines George’s Nightclub and is joined on stage by comedians Will Durst and Ed Crasnick. Wendy Liebman — whose first one-hour special “Taller on TV” is now airing on Showtime — is known for her unique and clever twists on the classic one-liner style.

Voted Best Female Comedian by the American Comedy Awards in 1996, she’s headlined clubs across the country for more than 20 years, and has made dozens of TV appearances, including multiple visits to the Carson, Fallon, Letterman, Kimmel, Ferguson and Leno shows and many more.

CONTEST! WIN A FREE PAIR OF TICKETS TO SEE MICHAEL PRITCHARD @ GEORGE’S IN SAN RAFAEL (11/2). Courting Comedy is honored to announce its first contest. Michael Pritchard is a San Francisco legend who has performed wide and far, a breakout of the grand class of 1980s San Francisco comedians. To win, simply submit your contact ojpatterson@yahoo.com with the subject line: PRITCHARD. Victory is award on a first-come, first-serve basis. Good Luck. More information below for the show.

George’s Nightclub is pleased to welcome San Rafael-based and Bay Area comedy icon Michael Pritchard!  Winner of the San Francisco International Comedy Competition, Michael Pritchard’s sensational standup comedy has  billed him with Robin Williams, Jerry Seinfeld, Dana Carvey and Whoopi Goldberg and has earned him a guest appearance on an Emmy Award winning episode  of “Taxi”.[period] Michael has performed on venues like Caesar’s, the  Comedy Store, Universal Amphitheater and opened for such names as Diana  Ross, the Grateful Dead, Kenny Rogers,  Mike Mc Donald and Boz Scaggs. His style is a rare combination of humor  and pathos. Michael Pritchard has been featured on CNN, NBC’s ”The  Today Show,” and “The Tonight Show,” CBS “Sunday Morning” with Charles  Kuralt, Time, People and many local media outlets. He has done countless  voices for featured films, including the Ewoks in Star Wars and Sesame  Street.  He was also featured in Happy, a documentary, which premiered  this year at the Roxie Theatre in San Francisco. In  addition to his work as a stand-up comedian, Michael Pritchard is also  a youth guidance motivator keynote speaker who travels around the United  States trying to quash bullying and cruelty  through cartoon-style antics mixed with heartfelt messages  of acceptance. “God teaches us it’s not the package we arrive in on the  planet, it’s the product that’s inside,” said Pritchard, who  gives humor-laced talks on bullying, violence, communication and  other social issues. He has hosted 11 Public Broadcasting series  to  educate kids on such issues as bullying, anti-violence and the power of  choice.  Pritchard recently received a federal grant to work  with hospice and cancer patients, who also benefit from his humor and  love of life. He believes everyone has the ability to make people laugh.  “By activating the endorphins, people can even heal themselves.  Laughter revitalizes the human spirit!” Pritchard knows many celebrities  and recently attended Robin Williams’ 60th birthday party. Someone once  asked Williams, “Who is Michael Pritchard?” and Williams replied, “If  Mother Theresa had a child with Jesse Ventura. That’s Michael Pritchard.” Come  visit George’s for an opportunity to experience an evening with Michael  Pritchard-an amazing man, humanitarian, comedian, and nationally  acclaimed speaker. Pritchard’s big heart, strong character and unique  mastery of utilizing clean humor unites the commonality of our life  experiences.

CONTEST! WIN A FREE PAIR OF TICKETS TO SEE MICHAEL PRITCHARD @ GEORGE’S IN SAN RAFAEL (11/2). Courting Comedy is honored to announce its first contest. Michael Pritchard is a San Francisco legend who has performed wide and far, a breakout of the grand class of 1980s San Francisco comedians. To win, simply submit your contact ojpatterson@yahoo.com with the subject line: PRITCHARD. Victory is award on a first-come, first-serve basis. Good Luck. More information below for the show.

George’s Nightclub is pleased to welcome San Rafael-based and Bay Area comedy icon Michael Pritchard!  Winner of the San Francisco International Comedy Competition, Michael Pritchard’s sensational standup comedy has billed him with Robin Williams, Jerry Seinfeld, Dana Carvey and Whoopi Goldberg and has earned him a guest appearance on an Emmy Award winning episode of “Taxi”.[period] Michael has performed on venues like Caesar’s, the Comedy Store, Universal Amphitheater and opened for such names as Diana Ross, the Grateful Dead, Kenny Rogers, Mike Mc Donald and Boz Scaggs. His style is a rare combination of humor and pathos. Michael Pritchard has been featured on CNN, NBC’s ”The Today Show,” and “The Tonight Show,” CBS “Sunday Morning” with Charles Kuralt, Time, People and many local media outlets. He has done countless voices for featured films, including the Ewoks in Star Wars and Sesame Street.  He was also featured in Happy, a documentary, which premiered this year at the Roxie Theatre in San Francisco

In addition to his work as a stand-up comedian, Michael Pritchard is also a youth guidance motivator keynote speaker who travels around the United States trying to quash bullying and cruelty through cartoon-style antics mixed with heartfelt messages of acceptance. “God teaches us it’s not the package we arrive in on the planet, it’s the product that’s inside,” said Pritchard, who gives humor-laced talks on bullying, violence, communication and other social issues. He has hosted 11 Public Broadcasting series  to educate kids on such issues as bullying, anti-violence and the power of choice.  

Pritchard recently received a federal grant to work with hospice and cancer patients, who also benefit from his humor and love of life. He believes everyone has the ability to make people laugh. “By activating the endorphins, people can even heal themselves. Laughter revitalizes the human spirit!” Pritchard knows many celebrities and recently attended Robin Williams’ 60th birthday party. Someone once asked Williams, “Who is Michael Pritchard?” and Williams replied, “If Mother Theresa had a child with Jesse Ventura. That’s Michael Pritchard.” 

Come visit George’s for an opportunity to experience an evening with Michael Pritchard-an amazing man, humanitarian, comedian, and nationally acclaimed speaker. Pritchard’s big heart, strong character and unique mastery of utilizing clean humor unites the commonality of our life experiences.

7/6. Scott Capurro and Casey Ley @ George’s. 842 4th St. San Rafael. $10. 8 PM.

[For lovers of comedy in Marin County]

7/6. Scott Capurro and Casey Ley @ George’s. 842 4th St. San Rafael. $10. 8 PM.

[For lovers of comedy in Marin County]

Matt Gubser by. Brian King

[Underrated, Under appreciated, Underwear Model]

Matt Gubser by. Brian King

[Underrated, Under appreciated, Underwear Model]

Wednesday Comedy News: 3/9/2011

New South Bay Open Mic @ Senzala. 250 East Java Drive. Sunnyvale. Sign-Ups: 9:15. Show: 9:30-12:30. Hosted by. Imran G. 

Mean Dave’s Mean Aloha Open Mic. 5 Masonic Ave. SF. Sign Ups: 9 PM. Show: 10 PM.

Stud Open Mic. 9th & Harrison St. 9 PM. Free. contact: studcomedy @ yahoo dot com for bookings (This show fills up with comedians very fast).

Ladies Night at the Brainwash. Hosted by Kristee Ono. Sign Ups: 7:30. Show: 8ish.(Always a good time. Female friendly. Girlfriend friendly?) 

Business @ Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission Street. $5. 8 PM. Featuring Bucky Sinister and guests: Beth Stelling, Morgan, Kevin Handcock and Chris Thayer.

Beth Stelling visits The Business from Chicago, hoping to make San Francisco as a-flutter about her as her home town is. She was named the Best Stand-up Comedian by The Chicago Reader, The Chicago Tribune has listed her as a “Comedian to Watch” and she’s the youngest comic listed on Comedy.com’s “Top 20 Stand-up Comedians in Chicago”. All this while stealing the show at Just For Laughs Chicago and running a popular show called “Entertaining Julia”

Just Morgan (not to be confused with championship skimboarder Morgan Just) is in her own words “A 58 year old transgendered woman just telling the truth…” And what truth it is. Morgan is a favorite at Harvey’s in the Castro, the Lookout, and she was recently featured at the very popular “Fags n Hags” show at the SF Punchline.

Returning to the Business is everyone’s favorite Marshmallow Peep enthusiast Kevin Hancock. Kevin has been around the SF Comedy scene for years. He works all the major clubs in town (The Gold Club, The Cat Club, The Hot Sauce of the Month Club), and is the host of “Pretty Good Not Much” a very funny radio program on Pirate Cat Radio.

…and with Alex traveling around the country with the next month or so like a modern day Johnny Joke-seed, The Business is proud to bring on Chris Thayer as his “understudy.” Thayer is also no stranger to the Business, making memorable past appearances that have endeared him to us all in a skinny, creepy way.

As always, The Business is totally five bucks, totally at 8pm and totally not BYOB anymore, but totally get your taco on across the street. Totally

Big Al’s Big Ass Comedy Show @ The San Jose Improv. 65 S. 2nd St. San Jose. 8 PM. $12. 18+. 2 Drink Minimum. Featuring Big Worm, Bruce Burton, Geo Belaski, and headliner Ngaio Bealum. Hosted by. Big Al Gonzales.

Rooftop’s 2011 National College Comedy Competition Stanford vs. Cal @ The Purple Onion. 140 Columbus. 18+. $5. Hosted Chris Garcia. [An age old regional rivalry exploding at the most historic standing venue in San Francisco comedy. I have more friends on the CAL side so GO CAL!]

Comedy Wednesday @ George’s. 842 4th Street. San Rafael. 8 PM. $10. Featuring Ellis Rodriguez and Trenton Davis. 

Wednesday Night Comedy @ Masses Sports Bar and Grill. 2721 North Main St. Walnut Creek. 9 PM. 21+. No Cover. Featuring Candy Churilla, Armando Ramirez, Ben Feldman and more. Hosted by Greg Asdourian. 

Who Got Jokes @ Karibean City. 1408 Webster St. Oakland. 21+. 10 PM. $10. Dress code enforced. Featuring Esha da Truth, Gina Ritter, T’Kia and Whoadi The Shot Caller. 

(I love the Pop Art 80s sensibility in this flyer) 4th Street Tavern in San Rafael. Comedy tonight, (next to delicious SOL Food). 9 PM. Free PM.

(I love the Pop Art 80s sensibility in this flyer) 4th Street Tavern in San Rafael. Comedy tonight, (next to delicious SOL Food). 9 PM. Free PM.

Favorite Things of Last Night: 4th Street Tavern (7/19/2010)

Favorite Things of Last Night: 4th Street Tavern (7/19/2010)