[Great interview between Anthony Bedard and Sean Keane as Keane gears up for a the major, major transition from SF to LA.]

punchlinesf:

Get some comedic catharsis tonight at 8pm! Call 415-397-7573 for tickets! #sanfrancisco #sf #415 #sfcomedy

punchlinesf:

Get some comedic catharsis tonight at 8pm! Call 415-397-7573 for tickets! #sanfrancisco #sf #415 #sfcomedy

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.]

seankeane:

Some Sean Keane standup from last week, about the NFC Championship Game, Richard Sherman, and World War II. From The Business SF.

(Source: sportscentr)

seankeane:

Caitlin and I love sports!

seankeane:

Caitlin and I love sports!

seankeane:

I collaborated with Amy Miller on an important look at Twitter reactions to celebrity death. Summary: everyone is a hack, the search box is your friend, and Amy will be a mess in the unlikely event of Dolly Parton’s death.

Amy is very funny, so go see her in person this weekend at the Sacramento…

[This was written during Lou Reed’s farewell fallout, but its sentiment is pertinent on days like today.]

(Source: amymillercomedy)

Courting Sketchfest: 2/8. Picture This! @ Dark Room Theater. [1 Day Until Fest] 
picturethisshow:

PICTURE THIS! IS MAKING IT’S SF SKETCHFEST COMEDY FESTIVAL DEBUT:COMEDY BY: Jake Fogelnest (Fogelnest Files, Squirt TV)Mike Lawrence (Conan, NY Stand Up Show, WTF with Marc Maron) Caitlin Gill (Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Shitty Kisses Comedy Tour)Sean Keane (The Business, Savage Henry Independent Times Fest)Clare OKane (Edinburgh Fringe Festival)George Chen (Cynic Cave)
ANIMATION BY:Sam Varela (WTF with Marc Maron)& a few lucky SF contest winner! (see below for details)Hosted by co-creator:Brandie Posey (MaxFun, Lady to Lady)Saturday February 8th, 1pm.The Dark Room Theatre 2263 Mission St.San Francisco, CA 94110http://darkroomsf.com/FOR TIX GO TO: http://sfsketchfest.com/x/performers/picture-this/+ARE YOU A SAN FRANCISCO/BAY AREA ANIMATOR/CARTOONIST/­ARTIST AND WANT TO DRAW FOR PICTURE THIS! AT SKETCHFEST???As part of our goal to get as much of the San Francisco community involved in the debut of Picture This! we are holding a contest to find a few animators for our show at Sketchfest! Here are the only requirements:- Artist must be comfortable using a Wacom/Cintique/or other digital drawing tablet and Photoshop - Artist must be available Saturday 2/8/14 for a morning rehearsal TBA and for the show 12:30pm-3pmHere is a clip of comedian Jen Kirkman (Chelsea Lately) at Picture This! in Los Angeles so contestants can see what is expected of them:http://tinyurl.com/JenKPTContestants can send their reel/example of their work/etc to picturethisbooking@gmail.com by THURSDAY 2/6/14. The winner will be chosen & alerted by Friday 2/7/14 and announced at the show on Saturday 2/8/14."What is Picture This!?"PICTURE THIS! is a new show from Sam Varela, Brandie Posey & Grif Kimmins: two girls & an animator who want to push the boundaries of what a comedy show can be. Picture This! is a live comedy show with stand-ups performing while they are drawn live by some of the best animators, cartoonists, and other artists in Hollywood, CA NYC and Portland. With the recent addition of our international producer, Alex Rock, Picture This! has also debuted in Toronto, New Zealand and Australia! The comedians don’t know what the animators are drawing and the animators don’t know how the comedians will react. It may be weird. It may different. But it will be a unique comedy experience every time!

Courting Sketchfest: 2/8. Picture This! @ Dark Room Theater. [1 Day Until Fest] 

picturethisshow:

PICTURE THIS! IS MAKING IT’S SF SKETCHFEST COMEDY FESTIVAL DEBUT:

COMEDY BY: 
Jake Fogelnest (Fogelnest Files, Squirt TV)
Mike Lawrence (Conan, NY Stand Up Show, WTF with Marc Maron) 
Caitlin Gill (Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Shitty Kisses Comedy Tour)
Sean Keane (The Business, Savage Henry Independent Times Fest)
Clare OKane (Edinburgh Fringe Festival)
George Chen (Cynic Cave)


ANIMATION BY:
Sam Varela (WTF with Marc Maron)
& a few lucky SF contest winner! (see below for details)

Hosted by co-creator:
Brandie Posey (MaxFun, Lady to Lady)

Saturday February 8th, 1pm.
The Dark Room Theatre 
2263 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
http://darkroomsf.com/

FOR TIX GO TO: http://sfsketchfest.com/x/performers/picture-this/

+

ARE YOU A SAN FRANCISCO/BAY AREA ANIMATOR/CARTOONIST/­ARTIST AND WANT TO DRAW FOR PICTURE THIS! AT SKETCHFEST???

As part of our goal to get as much of the San Francisco community involved in the debut of Picture This! we are holding a contest to find a few animators for our show at Sketchfest! Here are the only requirements:

- Artist must be comfortable using a Wacom/Cintique/or other digital drawing tablet and Photoshop 
- Artist must be available Saturday 2/8/14 for a morning rehearsal TBA and for the show 12:30pm-3pm

Here is a clip of comedian Jen Kirkman (Chelsea Lately) at Picture This! in Los Angeles so contestants can see what is expected of them:http://tinyurl.com/JenKPT

Contestants can send their reel/example of their work/etc to picturethisbooking@gmail.com by THURSDAY 2/6/14. The winner will be chosen & alerted by Friday 2/7/14 and announced at the show on Saturday 2/8/14.

"What is Picture This!?"

PICTURE THIS! is a new show from Sam Varela, Brandie Posey & Grif Kimmins: two girls & an animator who want to push the boundaries of what a comedy show can be. Picture This! is a live comedy show with stand-ups performing while they are drawn live by some of the best animators, cartoonists, and other artists in Hollywood, CA NYC and Portland. With the recent addition of our international producer, Alex Rock, Picture This! has also debuted in Toronto, New Zealand and Australia! The comedians don’t know what the animators are drawing and the animators don’t know how the comedians will react. It may be weird. It may different. But it will be a unique comedy experience every time!

(via nakedcomedy)

1/9. Fuck Dynasty [Comedy] @ Adobe Books. 3130 24th St. 8pm. Free. Featuring Dave Ross, Sean Keane, David Gborie, Scott Simpson, Andre Parker, Anna Seregina and George Chen. 
georgethechen:

Thursday January 9th
Fuck Dynasty
a free comedy show at Adobe Books Collective
Dave Ross, Sean Keane, David Gborie, Scott Simpson, Andre Parker, Anna Seregina, George Chen
free 8 PM

1/9. Fuck Dynasty [Comedy] @ Adobe Books. 3130 24th St. 8pm. Free. Featuring Dave Ross, Sean Keane, David Gborie, Scott Simpson, Andre Parker, Anna Seregina and George Chen. 

georgethechen:

Thursday January 9th

Fuck Dynasty

a free comedy show at Adobe Books Collective

Dave Ross, Sean Keane, David Gborie, Scott Simpson, Andre Parker, Anna Seregina, George Chen

free 8 PM

(via andreparkersf)

12/28. Club Chuckles 10th Anniversary Bash @ Hemlock Tavern. 1131 Polk St. SF. 9pm. $5. Featuring Joey Devine, Donny Divanian, Jesse Elias, Caitlin Gill, Sean Keane, Chris Thayer and more. 

Outer-echeclon comedy showcase Club Chuckles is turning the ripe old age of 10. Launched in 2003 by Hemlock Tavern live music booker Anthony Bedard as a “Safeway Select”-style ploy to book less bands, Club Chuckles has achieved the cold-comfort distinction of becoming the currently longest-running “comedy-in-a-rock-club” monthly series in Americapresaging the alt rock/alt comedy crossover wet-dream of the 2000s, predating Patton Oswalt’s “The Comedians of Comedy” tour, and even birthing a comedy record label (Talent Moat). Club Chuckles also instituted the comedy world’s first-ever 10 drink maximum policy in the wake of the heckler uprising at Todd Barry’s impromptu crowd-work set at Hemlock in 2006. Sure, every late-to-the-party, ambulance-chasing Johnny Come(dy) Lately rock club is now trying to pad out their schedules with laffs & yuks, and the whole comedy-in-a-rock-club thing is now the toast of greater Brooklyn, but back in the early 2000s, this kind of programming nearly got Bedard sh*t-canned from his job until Neil Hamburger smashed the Hemlock’s all-time bar sales record. 

12/28. Club Chuckles 10th Anniversary Bash @ Hemlock Tavern. 1131 Polk St. SF. 9pm. $5. Featuring Joey Devine, Donny Divanian, Jesse Elias, Caitlin Gill, Sean Keane, Chris Thayer and more. 

Outer-echeclon comedy showcase Club Chuckles is turning the ripe old age of 10. Launched in 2003 by Hemlock Tavern live music booker Anthony Bedard as a “Safeway Select”-style ploy to book less bands, Club Chuckles has achieved the cold-comfort distinction of becoming the currently longest-running “comedy-in-a-rock-club” monthly series in Americapresaging the alt rock/alt comedy crossover wet-dream of the 2000s, predating Patton Oswalt’s “The Comedians of Comedy” tour, and even birthing a comedy record label (Talent Moat). Club Chuckles also instituted the comedy world’s first-ever 10 drink maximum policy in the wake of the heckler uprising at Todd Barry’s impromptu crowd-work set at Hemlock in 2006. Sure, every late-to-the-party, ambulance-chasing Johnny Come(dy) Lately rock club is now trying to pad out their schedules with laffs & yuks, and the whole comedy-in-a-rock-club thing is now the toast of greater Brooklyn, but back in the early 2000s, this kind of programming nearly got Bedard sh*t-canned from his job until Neil Hamburger smashed the Hemlock’s all-time bar sales record.