"Reno is like the autistic brother of Las Vegas. They do the same things but Las Vegas is better at certain things, like eye contact."

— Sean Keane @ Dark Room Theater [Paraphrase]


We’re all a big sack of chemicals that wants to die

- Bucky Sinister @ Dark Room Theater.
[Photo by Sam Andrey]

We’re all a big sack of chemicals that wants to die

- Bucky Sinister @ Dark Room Theater.

[Photo by Sam Andrey]

11/30. The Business: Sylvan Spectacular @ Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission St. SF. 8PM. $5. Feat Sylvan Productions, OJ Patterson, Matt Gubser, Bucky Sinister and Sean Keane.

Tuesday night, Sylvan Productions has their final open improv show at the Dark Room. Wednesday, they’re the guest of honor at The Business, as we say goodbye to our Dark Roommates, and say hello to a new era of SF comedy. If that weren’t enough, we’ve also got comedians Matt Gubser and O.J. Patterson - plus regular Businessmen Sean and Bucky.Sylvan Productions has done a wildly popular Open Improv show at the Dark Room every Tuesday, which moves to the SUB/Mission starting in December. They also produce a five-hour comedy show every Wednesday at the Dirty Trix Saloon, and this Friday, their Producers Show comes to Dirty Trix as well. Their shows may be heavily improv’ed, but they could hardly be improved.Matt Gubser is an SF comedian with the hair of a handsomer Jesus Christ and the wit of a sassier Judas Iscariot. He performs at all the finest clubs and showcases in the Bay Area, and he’s also a potter, as if that’s fair at all. O.J. Patterson is a rising star who recently opened for Hannibal Buress. His blog, Courting Comedy (http://courtingcomedy.tumblr.com/) is a living document of the local scene and your best source for Holy City Zoo photos.The show gets started at 8, and admission is still just five bucks. Are you going to be there? The answer is, “Yes, and…”

[I’m deeply honored to be placed on this show. Performing with the Business has been a personal dream and I’m glad to do it with my friends.]

11/30. The Business: Sylvan Spectacular @ Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission St. SF. 8PM. $5. Feat Sylvan Productions, OJ Patterson, Matt Gubser, Bucky Sinister and Sean Keane.

Tuesday night, Sylvan Productions has their final open improv show at the Dark Room. Wednesday, they’re the guest of honor at The Business, as we say goodbye to our Dark Roommates, and say hello to a new era of SF comedy. If that weren’t enough, we’ve also got comedians Matt Gubser and O.J. Patterson - plus regular Businessmen Sean and Bucky.

Sylvan Productions has done a wildly popular Open Improv show at the Dark Room every Tuesday, which moves to the SUB/Mission starting in December. They also produce a five-hour comedy show every Wednesday at the Dirty Trix Saloon, and this Friday, their Producers Show comes to Dirty Trix as well. Their shows may be heavily improv’ed, but they could hardly be improved.

Matt Gubser is an SF comedian with the hair of a handsomer Jesus Christ and the wit of a sassier Judas Iscariot. He performs at all the finest clubs and showcases in the Bay Area, and he’s also a potter, as if that’s fair at all. O.J. Patterson is a rising star who recently opened for Hannibal Buress. His blog, Courting Comedy (http://courtingcomedy.tumblr.com/) is a living document of the local scene and your best source for Holy City Zoo photos.

The show gets started at 8, and admission is still just five bucks. Are you going to be there? The answer is, “Yes, and…”

[I’m deeply honored to be placed on this show. Performing with the Business has been a personal dream and I’m glad to do it with my friends.]

11/9. The Business @ Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission St. SF. $5. 8 PM.  Feat Ivan Hernandez, Colleen Watson, Mike Recine and Erin Lennox, Chris Garcia, Alex Koll, Sean Keane, and Bucky  Sinister. Bring Your Own Burrito!

This week The Business welcomes not one, not two, not three, but FOUR  special guests, effectively doubling the base number of comics  guaranteed by our standard Wednesday fare.  Along with our factory  installed four Businessmen, you will also receive Ivan Hernandez,  Colleen Watson, Mike Recine and Erin Lennox.  It’s like when Oreo took  the work out of assembling two cookies and smartly debuted the now  legendary Double Stuff cookie.  What kind of laughs will you find in our creamy center this week?  Let me pull this sweet baby apart for you… Ivan Hernandez is self described as “nerd gent comic jerk”  That’s  right, no need for punctuation.  When not forcing individual panels of  comic books on the internet’s population for proper acknowledgment of  their radness, Ivan tells jokes all over San Francisco.  I think it’s  his birthday this Wednesday too, so buy him a burrito and wrap it in a  page from a Hellboy novella. Colleen Watson is an idiot,  according to her Twitter bio.  But we know better.  She is also a  regular at Rooster T. Feathers, Colleen the SJ Improv, Punchline, Tacoma  Comedy Underground and Utah’s Wiseguys. She’s opened for Arj Barker,  has been molested by Norm MacDonald, and continues to take the Bay Area  by storm with her biting and bitter comedy. Mike Recine  was  nominated for Time Out New York’s ‘~Joke of the Year’in 2010 and an ECNY  award for ‘~Best Emerging Comic’ . Most recently, he was selected to  perform in the ‘~New Faces Showcase’ at the 2011 Just for Laughs  Festival in Montreal. Mike works really hard on his jokes and on being  likeable. He owns 5 pellet guns and is happy to give you one. Erin Lennox is a nice girl and a writer / comedian based in Brooklyn,  NY.  She is originally from Chapel Hill, NC and has been in exactly 3  bar fights.  She hosts a weekly show at the People’s Improv Theater  called FRESH, which isn’t always.  And a monthly variety show called I  LIKE YOU TOO with her best friends the Bandana Splits.  As  indicated before, your regular Businessmen Bucky, Chris, Alex and Sean  will also be on hand to make sure that all the cookie crumbles  correctly.  And as always we are burrito and liquid fun adjacent, only  five dollars and hecka funny dude forever.

11/9. The Business @ Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission St. SF. $5. 8 PM. Feat Ivan Hernandez, Colleen Watson, Mike Recine and Erin Lennox, Chris Garcia, Alex Koll, Sean Keane, and Bucky Sinister. Bring Your Own Burrito!

This week The Business welcomes not one, not two, not three, but FOUR special guests, effectively doubling the base number of comics guaranteed by our standard Wednesday fare. Along with our factory installed four Businessmen, you will also receive Ivan Hernandez, Colleen Watson, Mike Recine and Erin Lennox. It’s like when Oreo took the work out of assembling two cookies and smartly debuted the now legendary Double Stuff cookie. What kind of laughs will you find in our creamy center this week? Let me pull this sweet baby apart for you…

Ivan Hernandez is self described as “nerd gent comic jerk” That’s right, no need for punctuation. When not forcing individual panels of comic books on the internet’s population for proper acknowledgment of their radness, Ivan tells jokes all over San Francisco. I think it’s his birthday this Wednesday too, so buy him a burrito and wrap it in a page from a Hellboy novella.

Colleen Watson is an idiot, according to her Twitter bio. But we know better. She is also a regular at Rooster T. Feathers, Colleen the SJ Improv, Punchline, Tacoma Comedy Underground and Utah’s Wiseguys. She’s opened for Arj Barker, has been molested by Norm MacDonald, and continues to take the Bay Area by storm with her biting and bitter comedy.

Mike Recine was nominated for Time Out New York’s ‘~Joke of the Year’in 2010 and an ECNY award for ‘~Best Emerging Comic’ . Most recently, he was selected to perform in the ‘~New Faces Showcase’ at the 2011 Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal. Mike works really hard on his jokes and on being likeable. He owns 5 pellet guns and is happy to give you one.

Erin Lennox is a nice girl and a writer / comedian based in Brooklyn, NY. She is originally from Chapel Hill, NC and has been in exactly 3 bar fights. She hosts a weekly show at the People’s Improv Theater called FRESH, which isn’t always. And a monthly variety show called I LIKE YOU TOO with her best friends the Bandana Splits.

As indicated before, your regular Businessmen Bucky, Chris, Alex and Sean will also be on hand to make sure that all the cookie crumbles correctly. And as always we are burrito and liquid fun adjacent, only five dollars and hecka funny dude forever.

10/26. The Business @ Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission St. SF. $5. 8 PM. Feat Jordan Morris, Chris Garcia, Alex Koll, Sean Keane, and Bucky Sinister. Bring Your Own Burrito.

The Business returns triumphantly from Los Angeles this week, and  welcomes a special guest - comedian and broadcaster Jordan Morris!  Jordan is the co-host of MaximumFun.org’s “Jordan, Jesse, Go!” and was  an original co-host of “The Sound of Young America.” You can also see  him on Fuel TV’s “The Daily Habit” and at the UCB Theatre in Los  Angeles. See the face attached to the voice you love! We’ve  also got all of your favorite regular Businessmen, making this a  veritable “Jordan, Alex, Bucky, Chris, Sean, Go!” event. Tickets are  still just five dollars, and we enable, nay, encourage the bringing of  one’s own burrito. 
(via The Business)

10/26. The Business @ Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission St. SF. $5. 8 PM. Feat Jordan Morris, Chris Garcia, Alex Koll, Sean Keane, and Bucky Sinister. Bring Your Own Burrito.

The Business returns triumphantly from Los Angeles this week, and welcomes a special guest - comedian and broadcaster Jordan Morris! Jordan is the co-host of MaximumFun.org’s “Jordan, Jesse, Go!” and was an original co-host of “The Sound of Young America.” You can also see him on Fuel TV’s “The Daily Habit” and at the UCB Theatre in Los Angeles. See the face attached to the voice you love!

We’ve also got all of your favorite regular Businessmen, making this a veritable “Jordan, Alex, Bucky, Chris, Sean, Go!” event. Tickets are still just five dollars, and we enable, nay, encourage the bringing of one’s own burrito.

(via The Business)

chrisgarcia:

Los Angeles!

We’ve had fun playing in your sandbox this year. However with Santa and the Great Pumpkin and some turkeys coming our way in the next few months, we won’t see you guys again for a while. So our October Business LA show is going to be a big send off for 2011! Bring all your friends and relatives and let’s celebrate every holiday at once!

All the regular Businessmen will be in attendance this time around: Bucky and Sean and Chris and Alex will all be on hand, as well as our special guests Brendon Walsh and Beth Stelling! We’ll have some special surprises and as always the Medically Transported Mission Style Burrito Raffle will reward some lucky audience member with sketchy goodness.

Tickets are $8 online (no service charge!) and $10 at the door. I think you know what to do.

BUY TICKETS ONLINE!

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MORE INFO
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Sean Keane by Red Scott

Sean Keane by Red Scott

10/12. The Business @ Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission St. SF. $5. 8 PM. Feat Isaac Witty, Caitlin Gill, Chris Thayer, Sean Keane and Bucky Sinister. Flavor Text!

This week at the Business we swap out our ever-changing parts for some  familiar local faces and a few charming visitors.  Chris and Alex are  once again cheating on the Business with some dirty fling somewhere, but  Bucky and Sean will be on hand to welcome Business favorites Caitlin  Gill and Chris Thayer. Plus, after one previous false start, we are  happy to have Isaac Witty here at the Dark Room.  Also, secret special  guests in the works! As always the Business is just $5 and  starts at 8pm.  And as always we are close to many burrito and drink  options (although few burrito drink options) check out http://thebusinesscomedy.blogspot.com/ for 2 For 1 Coupons!
(via Facebook)

10/12. The Business @ Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission St. SF. $5. 8 PM. Feat Isaac Witty, Caitlin Gill, Chris Thayer, Sean Keane and Bucky Sinister. Flavor Text!

This week at the Business we swap out our ever-changing parts for some familiar local faces and a few charming visitors. Chris and Alex are once again cheating on the Business with some dirty fling somewhere, but Bucky and Sean will be on hand to welcome Business favorites Caitlin Gill and Chris Thayer. Plus, after one previous false start, we are happy to have Isaac Witty here at the Dark Room. Also, secret special guests in the works!

As always the Business is just $5 and starts at 8pm. And as always we are close to many burrito and drink options (although few burrito drink options)

check out http://thebusinesscomedy.blogspot.com/ for 2 For 1 Coupons!

(via Facebook)

10/5. The Business @ Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission St. SF. $5. 8PM. Feat Natasha Muse, Monday Night Foreplays, Bucky Sinister, Alex Koll, Sean Keane and Chris Garcia. Best weekly bang for your buck(y). More Information after the jump:
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The Business opens its doors to the fairer sex this week as we welcome  two of our favorite acts: Monday Night ForePlays, and comedian Natasha  Muse. The feeling’s right, oh what a night! Monday Night  ForePlays is Piano Fight’s acclaimed night of female-driven sketch  comedy. This month, they’re presenting “Don’t Tell Mom the Weekend’s  Dead!”, a show that promises to help keep the Saturday spirit alive!  How? Through the showcasing… of common Saturday night motifs and scenarios; you’ll see bison  pan-sexuality, a vinyl-brassiered pop group giving financial advice,  gamete on gamete romance in fertilization, and a special appearance from  90’s teen book club favorite, The Babysitter’s Club. If that’s not a  recipe for weekend sustainability, we don’t know what is! This  Wednesday, enjoy sketches entitled “Dr. Poonberg’s Button Glove” and  “Say Hello To Your Friends”. Natasha Muse promises that she is  at least the second-funniest transsexual you know, and she’s definitely  the funniest we know. She has wowed crowds all over the Bay Area, from  Cobb’s Comedy Club to the world-famous Punch Line, Her sparkling wit and  charming stage demeanor made her the 2010 champion of the “Battle of  the Bay Comedy Competition.” Her podcast is called “Too Soon?” and her  talk show is called “A Funny Night For Comedy.” She delights her  countless Twitter followers as @NatashaMuse, but as you’ll learn  Wednesday, she’s even more delightful in person. Representing  the unfair sex, we’ve got regular Businessmen Alex, Bucky, Chris, and  Sean. Regardless of your gender, admission is just five dollars. Advance tickets are available at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/204562
(via Facebook)

10/5. The Business @ Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission St. SF. $5. 8PM. Feat Natasha Muse, Monday Night Foreplays, Bucky Sinister, Alex Koll, Sean Keane and Chris Garcia. Best weekly bang for your buck(y). More Information after the jump:

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The Business opens its doors to the fairer sex this week as we welcome two of our favorite acts: Monday Night ForePlays, and comedian Natasha Muse. The feeling’s right, oh what a night!

Monday Night ForePlays is Piano Fight’s acclaimed night of female-driven sketch comedy. This month, they’re presenting “Don’t Tell Mom the Weekend’s Dead!”, a show that promises to help keep the Saturday spirit alive! How? Through the showcasing of common Saturday night motifs and scenarios; you’ll see bison pan-sexuality, a vinyl-brassiered pop group giving financial advice, gamete on gamete romance in fertilization, and a special appearance from 90’s teen book club favorite, The Babysitter’s Club. If that’s not a recipe for weekend sustainability, we don’t know what is! This Wednesday, enjoy sketches entitled “Dr. Poonberg’s Button Glove” and “Say Hello To Your Friends”.

Natasha Muse promises that she is at least the second-funniest transsexual you know, and she’s definitely the funniest we know. She has wowed crowds all over the Bay Area, from Cobb’s Comedy Club to the world-famous Punch Line, Her sparkling wit and charming stage demeanor made her the 2010 champion of the “Battle of the Bay Comedy Competition.” Her podcast is called “Too Soon?” and her talk show is called “A Funny Night For Comedy.” She delights her countless Twitter followers as @NatashaMuse, but as you’ll learn Wednesday, she’s even more delightful in person.

Representing the unfair sex, we’ve got regular Businessmen Alex, Bucky, Chris, and Sean. Regardless of your gender, admission is just five dollars.

Advance tickets are available at: http://www.brownpaperticke
ts.com/event/204562

(via Facebook)

9/27. The Front Row @ Era Art Lounge. 19 Grand Ave. Oakland. 7:30 Doors. $5. Feat The Business, David Hawkins, Donny Divanian, Natasha Muse, David Gborie, Jesse Elias and Major Powers & The Lo-Fi Symphony

9/27. The Front Row @ Era Art Lounge. 19 Grand Ave. Oakland. 7:30 Doors. $5. Feat The Business, David Hawkins, Donny Divanian, Natasha Muse, David Gborie, Jesse Elias and Major Powers & The Lo-Fi Symphony