Comedy on a Wednesday “SAY WHAT!” 4/13/2011

For the People Comedy Tour @ The Sacramento Punchline. 2100 Arden Way #225. 8 PM. $13. Featuring Frankie Quiñones, Janine Brito, Cory Loykasek, Bryan Yang, Jabari Davis and special guest Rodger Lizaola. 

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

Blue Room @ The Stud. 9th & Harrison St. 9 PM. Free. Hosted by David Hawkins and Kelly Anneken

Promedy at the Brainwash. Hosted by Kristee Ono. Sign Ups: 7:30. Show: 8ish. (I’m taking a limo) 

The Business @ Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission Street. $5. 8 PM. Featuring Chris Garcia, Bucky Sinister, Sean Keane, Alex Koll and guests: Kevin O’Shea and Stefan Stignei

This week the Business welcomes SF’s own Kevin O’Shea, LA’s own Stefan Stignei and welcomes back founding Businessman Alex Koll! 

Alex has been touring this great country of ours, performing his magical stand-up and exploring every diner, drive-in, and Zagat-rated rest stop along the way. He’s back this Wednesday, with laser-like focus, a chip on his shoulder, and a dynamite recipe for chili con carne that will knock your socks off.

Kevin O’Shea is a friend to the Business and a force in the San Francisco comedy scene. He’s performed at Sketchfest and produced such shows as Funny Jerks, Blah! Blah! Blah!, and the short-lived cult sketch favorite, Frown Land. Please enjoy his dark, rough-and-tumble, absurdist comedy - but keep your hands where Kevin can see them, pilgrim.

Stefan Stignei is a comedian from Los Angeles who performs at the Comedy Store, the Hollywood Improv, and many other spots. He’s an expert on video games and a savant at one-liners. And if you have anything disparaging to say about Oregon State University, he will leg wrestle you on the spot.

We’ve also got Bucky, Chris, and Sean on hand to help out. As always, the Dark Room is BYO-Burrito, and Cancun Taqueria remains across the street. Five bucks, 8 PM.

Wednesday Night Comedy @ Masses Sports Bar and Grill. 2721 North Main St. Walnut Creek. 9 PM. 21+. No Cover. Featuring Joe Gorman, Trevor Hill, John Hoogasian and headliner Kris Tinkle. Hosted by Greg Asdourian. 

Kevin Munroe @ The Blue Room

Natasha Muse

Jesse McGrath by. Isa Hopkins

Jesse McGrath by. Isa Hopkins

Chris Riggins by. Amber Gregory

Chris Riggins by. Amber Gregory

Tonight the Blue Room Comedy returns @ a new location: The Stud. 399 9th St. SF. Free. 8 PM. Hosted by David Hawkins and Kelly Anneken. Long Live The Insidiously Indigo. 

Tonight the Blue Room Comedy returns @ a new location: The Stud. 399 9th St. SF. Free. 8 PM. Hosted by David Hawkins and Kelly Anneken. Long Live The Insidiously Indigo. 

Wednesday Comedy News: 3/30/2011

 

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

Stud Open Mic. 9th & Harrison St. 9 PM. Free. contact: studcomedy @ yahoo dot com for bookings (Last official Stud night before Blue Room merger).

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 Chris Garcia, Bucky Sinister, Sean Keane, Chris Thayer and guest: Rob Cantrell

The final Business show in a triumphant month of March features special guest Rob Cantrell! Rob made his standup comedy bones in his adotped hometown of San Francisco before leaving for fame and fortune elsewhere. Said fame and fortune includes “Last Comic Standing,” “The Marijuana-Logues,” and a performance film - “Metaphysical Graffiti – A Road Movie” - that screened at the Cannes Film Festival. He’s a contributing writer for High Times magazine, and he’s got an album called “Keep On The Grass,” which was recorded right here in San Francisco.


We’ve also got Chris Garcia, Bucky Sinister, Sean Keane, and Chris Thayer, along with comfortable theater seating, and convenient access to Cancun Taqueria. As always, admission is just five American dollars. See you there, America.

Wednesday Night Comedy @ Masses Sports Bar and Grill. 2721 North Main St. Walnut Creek. 9 PM. 21+. No Cover. Featuring Janine Brito, Clara Bijil, Fernando Soltero, Pat McCoy and Dave Thomason. Hosted by Greg Asdourian. 

Frisco Disco w/ Sammy Franco @ the Make-Out Room. 3225 22nd St. SF. 10pm-1:30pm. [After all the laughs, it’s time to dance.]

Wednesday Comedy News: 3/23/2011

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

New Name!

 Blue Room @ The Stud. 9th & Harrison St. 9 PM. Free. Hosted by: David Hawkins and Kelly Anneken 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 Sean Keane, Bucky Sinister, Chris Garcia, Apprentice- Chris Thayer and guest: Jesse Fernandez.

The Business keeps going strong, with Sean, Chris, Bucky, and interim Businessman Chris Thayer bringing the comedy thunder, and special guest Jesse Fernandez bringing his new short film. I don’t know the title of the new film, but I’m assuming it has to do with high school wrestling, living in Vacaville, and/or animation. Regardless, it qualifies as a Thing He Made. 

Jesse’s films have won countless awards over the years, much as The Business has won countless hearts of audience members over the years. We’ll continue to win - and break - hearts this Wednesday. 8 PM, five bucks, tacos are across the street.

Tonight: Big Al’s Big Ass Comedy Jam @ John Colins. 138 Minna. SF. 9 PM. $5. Featuring John Hoogasian, Chris Storin, Josef Anolin, Sammy Obeid, Justin Harrison and more. Hosted by. Big Al Gonzales.  [Good showcase with more than capable performers, for the people who need a Wednesday activity now that LOST is off the air.]

Tonight: Big Al’s Big Ass Comedy Jam @ John Colins. 138 Minna. SF. 9 PM. $5. Presented by: Big Al Gonzales

Wednesday Night Comedy @ Masses Sports Bar and Grill. 2721 North Main St. Walnut Creek. 9 PM. 21+. No Cover. Kelly Anneken, Gina Ritter, Joey Devine and headliner Sean Keane. Hosted by Greg Asdourian. 

Wednesday Comedy News: 2/23/2011

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. 

Special guests abound tonight at The Biz! From Philadelphia, we’ve got Conrad Roth, AKA, The Comic of Brotherly Love. From Portland, we’ve got Philip Schallberger, AKA, The Comic of Many Bridges and Bicycles. And we’ve got Cat Nip, who won a Best of the Bay award for best karaoke singing cats in silly outfits. If that weren’t enough we’ve got Chris Garcia, Sean Keane, and a bunch of amazing videos, plus direct proximity to Cancun Taqueria. 

Not to be missed, San Francisco! Not. To. Be. Missed.

Five-dollar show, 8 PM, BYO-Quesadilla suiza.

Comedy @ The Purple Onion. 140 Columbus Ave. SF. Two Shows: 7:00 and 9:00 PM. $7-$10 (See below). Featuring Jacob Rubin, Rich Dreyling, Liz Stone, Ivan Hernandez, and more (See below). Hosted by. Jason Mack. [photo by. Red Scott]

Come out to an awesome showcase at the Purple Onion. Run and promoted by the comedians themselves! Which is a nice way of saying Jason Mack got lazy this time and didn’t want to be bothered with serious promotional work.

And it’s actually two awesome showcases. Deal with it.

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7PM

TJ Kelsall

Jeff McBride

Jacob Rubin

Zach Garner (Critics have said, “I thought he would be taller in person.”)

Jason Mack

Ivan Hernandez (Nerds Comedy Tour)

Hosted by Ryan Cronin (Nightlife on Mars and www.AnimalTrash.com)

With headliner, Rachel McDowell (Winner of 2009 Castagnola’s Walk the Plank Competition and 2010 Bunjo’s Killer Laughs Competition)

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9PM

Jason Stowe (San Jose Improv)

Liz Stone (Regular at The Purple Onion)

Paul Green (San Jose Improv)

Rich Dreyling (Awesome social commentator and generally brilliant fool. http://pcspod.com/)

Layla Baird (She’s from San Jose)

Sammy K Obeid (Top 3 SF International Comedy Competition)

Hosted by Jason Mack

With headliner Sal Calanni (NBC; Sal and Angelo podcast; www.salcalanni.com)

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Price: $7 in advance, $10 at the door. Get your tickets early here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/157379

PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY TO ENSURE PARKING AND SEATING. There are two parking garages a few feet away, but take note of when they close. Montgomery St. BART is ~12 minute walk, and there is (sometimes hard to find) street parking.

KO Comedy @ Tommy T’s. 5104 Hopyard Rd. Pleasanton. Featuring Justin Harrison, Chase Perdue, Sammy O’Beid, Kabeezy. Headliner: Greg Asdourian. [Off to the races in the East Bay]

"It’s a new day."

— Chris Schiappacasse (via juanthecomedian)