If I don’t do this, right now, I will be murdered by Juan Medina. I said that I’d cover his brainchild—the PM Show with Juan Medina—and I’ve been going through some shit, but I’m oddly optimistic about comedy at the moment SO HERE. WE. GO!
The PM Show with Juan Medina is a glorious commercial for effort. There’s free beer and food, a jazz band (the time I attended), a pop up Japanese game show (with Scott Simpson), a hilarious sidekick (Jesse Hett, again, the time I attended), and host Juan, culling all that together while experimenting wildly with hats and voices (i.e. characters). For all the energy and tangible—if not awkward—success, the one thing the show needs is patronage, a money holder, a big bucks supporter. All the tenates of a truely novel San Francisco is there, and I could imagine classyish twentysomethings really getting a kick out of the frenetic energy (and muscle-relaxing jazz). Alas, the PM Show continues its run without the attention it deserves, from the press, from its intended audience, and, ultimately from you. 

The show takes place the fourth Friday of the month in the Grotto performance space in the Sports Basement at 1590 Bryant St. San Francisco, Ca. This show is free & features free beer (21+ with valid id) Doors at 6, show at 6:30. 

If I don’t do this, right now, I will be murdered by Juan Medina. I said that I’d cover his brainchild—the PM Show with Juan Medina—and I’ve been going through some shit, but I’m oddly optimistic about comedy at the moment SO HERE. WE. GO!

The PM Show with Juan Medina is a glorious commercial for effort. There’s free beer and food, a jazz band (the time I attended), a pop up Japanese game show (with Scott Simpson), a hilarious sidekick (Jesse Hett, again, the time I attended), and host Juan, culling all that together while experimenting wildly with hats and voices (i.e. characters). For all the energy and tangible—if not awkward—success, the one thing the show needs is patronage, a money holder, a big bucks supporter. All the tenates of a truely novel San Francisco is there, and I could imagine classyish twentysomethings really getting a kick out of the frenetic energy (and muscle-relaxing jazz). Alas, the PM Show continues its run without the attention it deserves, from the press, from its intended audience, and, ultimately from you. 

The show takes place the fourth Friday of the month in the Grotto performance space in the Sports Basement at 1590 Bryant St. San Francisco, Ca. This show is free & features free beer (21+ with valid id) Doors at 6, show at 6:30. 

2/21. Karinda Dobbins HEADLINES the PM Show @ Sports Basement. 1590 Bryant St. 6:30pm. Free. Featuring OJ Patterson, Josh Argyle, Jason Dove and hosted by Juan Medina.
[YO! Sport Basement and the good folks at True Hustle Entertainment (Where the Hustle is the Truth) have a special place in SF Comedy lore. Their gracious amenities and off-center atmosphere makes for a tremendously ample entertainment experience. It’s like hanging out with that really rich kid; what’s the catch to their generosity? Nothing! Also, where do they get their fancy, rich-kid clothes? The Sports Basement, probably! The PM Show boasts a rotunda for the senses. Groove with your eyes, drink with your ears, laugh with your hearts. Plus, I’ve never been, so HEY!.

Karinda Dobbins, gracing the stage/performance area with a headlining set, is a comedian after my own heart. She’s smart, progressive, sharp and indomitable. It’s an honor to watch her, and a delight to witness the symbiotic nurturing between Karinda Dobbins and comedy, working together to enliven our world.]

2/21. Karinda Dobbins HEADLINES the PM Show @ Sports Basement. 1590 Bryant St. 6:30pm. Free. Featuring OJ Patterson, Josh Argyle, Jason Dove and hosted by Juan Medina.

[YO! Sport Basement and the good folks at True Hustle Entertainment (Where the Hustle is the Truth) have a special place in SF Comedy lore. Their gracious amenities and off-center atmosphere makes for a tremendously ample entertainment experience. It’s like hanging out with that really rich kid; what’s the catch to their generosity? Nothing! Also, where do they get their fancy, rich-kid clothes? The Sports Basement, probably! The PM Show boasts a rotunda for the senses. Groove with your eyes, drink with your ears, laugh with your hearts. Plus, I’ve never been, so HEY!.

Karinda Dobbins, gracing the stage/performance area with a headlining set, is a comedian after my own heart. She’s smart, progressive, sharp and indomitable. It’s an honor to watch her, and a delight to witness the symbiotic nurturing between Karinda Dobbins and comedy, working together to enliven our world.]

gregcomedy:

Im back in SF for the holidays doing some great shows and having fun with old friends and great comics. I love this city that i spent all my 20’s in and where I started my love for comedy. I feel really good to back here in front of some great SF audiences.


"What is this? [pulls setlist from pocket] It’s a clue! We should follow it to the next joke.”

- Jeremy Talamantes @ Dirt Trix Saloon [Paraphrase]
[Photo by Jay Austin Graham]

"What is this? [pulls setlist from pocket] It’s a clue! We should follow it to the next joke.”

- Jeremy Talamantes @ Dirt Trix Saloon [Paraphrase]

[Photo by Jay Austin Graham]

Dave Thomason @ Sports Basement/Good Times at the Grotto by Jay Austin Graham

"You know what my dad says, ‘Women, can’t live with them, I want my money back.’"

– Mean Dave @ Ivy Room Open Mic [Paraphrase]
[Photo by Jay Austin Graham]

"You know what my dad says, ‘Women, can’t live with them, I want my money back.’"

Mean Dave @ Ivy Room Open Mic [Paraphrase]

[Photo by Jay Austin Graham]

Kimberly Rose Wendt @ Good Times at the Grotto by Jay Austin Graham

"I dressed down for this. Do you think I look good? … I got this at Forever 38."

- Yvette Fernandez on being 53 @ Dorsey’s Locker/Blue Candle Open Mic [Paraphrase]
[Photo by Jay Austin Graham]

"I dressed down for this. Do you think I look good? … I got this at Forever 38."

- Yvette Fernandez on being 53 @ Dorsey’s Locker/Blue Candle Open Mic [Paraphrase]

[Photo by Jay Austin Graham]

8/22. 100% Free 16th St Comedy Crawl (Three Shows, One Night) @ Sports Basement, Esta Noche & il Pirata.

SF Comedy First! 3 different FREE shows at 3 great clubs in ONE hilarious night on 16th Street. See them all to win an OFFICIAL CRAWL T-SHIRT* Showtimes at 6, 8 and 10pm at these fine venues:
1) Good Times in the Grotto at Sports Basement: 1590 Bryant (off 16th)
2) Comedy Bodega at Esta Noche: 3079 16th near Mission
3) Il Pirata at 2007 16th near Portrero
NO COVER. SCROLL DOWN FOR COMPLETE SCHEDULE 

6pm: Good Times in the Grotto -Host: Anthony Medina
Featuring Jason Dove, Casey Ley, Emily Van Dyke, Griffin Daley Mary-Alice McNab, Scott Simpson, Donald Lacy
Free Beer! Free snacks!

8pm: Comedy Bodega - Host: Marga Gomez
Featuring Lydia Popvich, Paco Romane, Justin Lucas  Shanti Charan and Johan Miranda
Full Bar and Free snacks! (21 & over)

10pm : IL Pirata - Host Tony Sparks
Featuring Eloisa Bravo, Stroy Moyd , Jabari Davis, Ron Chapman, Kaseem Bentley 
Full Bar
*The official 16th Street Comedy Crawl T Shirts will be given to the first 50 who attend & make it thru ALL 3 Shows- Details TBA

[The most succinct, festive, and affordable Bay Area comedy experience this week, bar none.] 

8/22. 100% Free 16th St Comedy Crawl (Three Shows, One Night) @ Sports Basement, Esta Noche & il Pirata.

SF Comedy First! 3 different FREE shows at 3 great clubs in ONE hilarious night on 16th Street. See them all to win an OFFICIAL CRAWL T-SHIRT* Showtimes at 6, 8 and 10pm at these fine venues:

1) Good Times in the Grotto at Sports Basement: 1590 Bryant (off 16th)

2) Comedy Bodega at Esta Noche: 3079 16th near Mission

3) Il Pirata at 2007 16th near Portrero

NO COVER. SCROLL DOWN FOR COMPLETE SCHEDULE 

6pm: Good Times in the Grotto -Host: Anthony Medina

Featuring Jason Dove, Casey Ley, Emily Van Dyke, Griffin Daley Mary-Alice McNab, Scott Simpson, Donald Lacy

Free Beer! Free snacks!

8pm: Comedy Bodega - Host: Marga Gomez

Featuring Lydia Popvich, Paco Romane, Justin Lucas  Shanti Charan and Johan Miranda

Full Bar and Free snacks! (21 & over)

10pm : IL Pirata - Host Tony Sparks

Featuring Eloisa Bravo, Stroy Moyd , Jabari Davis, Ron Chapman, Kaseem Bentley 

Full Bar

*The official 16th Street Comedy Crawl T Shirts will be given to the first 50 who attend & make it thru ALL 3 Shows- Details TBA

[The most succinct, festive, and affordable Bay Area comedy experience this week, bar none.] 

The 16th St. Comedy Crawl, 3 Free Shows Within 1.5 Miles, Coming in August 22. More Details Soon. 

The 16th St. Comedy Crawl, 3 Free Shows Within 1.5 Miles, Coming in August 22. More Details Soon.