Wednesday Comedy News: 7/20/2011

Gastalt Comedy Showcase. 3159 16th St. SF. 9 PM. No Cover. Hosted by Joe Gorman and David Cairns. [Good food and drink available as well.]

W. Kamau Bell & Kevin Avery @punchlinesf . 444 Battery St. SF. 8 PM. $15. Featuring Janine Brito.


Sylvan Productions Open-Mic @ Dirty Trix. 408 Clement St. SF. 9 PM.

Blue Room @ The Stud. 9th & Harrison St. 9 PM. Free. [Word on the street is that a documentary camera crew will be filming this night. Quick, somebody call Sweet Gale!]

Ladies Night at the Brainwash. Hosted by Kristee Ono. Sign Ups: 7:30. Show: 8ish. 

The Business @ Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission Street. $5. 8 PM. Featuring Chris Garcia, Bucky Sinister & Guests: Greg Edwards and Paco Romane

No Alex? No Sean? No problem! The Business welcomes two exciting guests from near and far to hold down the fort with Chris and Bucky this week. From Los Angeles, we welcome San Francisco expatriate Greg Edwards, and from just a few blocks away in the Mission, we welcome Paco Romane.

Greg Edwards is a native of Virginia who cut his comedy teeth in the Bay. Now he’s brought his one-liners, handsome good looks, and southern charm to Los Angeles, but makes a triumphant return to the Business this week. Paco Romane is a comedian and actor, a member of the sketch group Killing My Lobster, and the producer of The Romane Event, a monthly comedy showcase at the Make-Out Room.

As always, the show is just five dollars and burrito-eating is tolerated - nay, encouraged!

Wednesday Night Comedy @ Masses Sports Bar and Grill. 2721 North Main St. Walnut Creek. 9 PM. 21+. No Cover. Featuring Headliner Greg Asdourian, Ellery Urquhart, Butch Escobar, Dave DeLuca. Hosted by David Studebaker.

Wednesday Comedy Highlights (4/20/2011)

Griffin Daley and Co @ The Purple Onion. 140 Columbus Ave. SF. 8 PM. 21+. $10. Brendan Lynch, Brian King, Justin Harrison, Lydia Popovich and headliner Emily Heller. Hosted by Griffin Daley. [North Beach Comedy, Potent Line Up.]

420 Comedy Smoke-Tacular @ the San Jose Improv. 62 S. 2nd St. San Jose. 7 PM. $12. 18+. 2 Drink Minimum. Featuring Kris Tinkle, Conor Kellicutt, Rob F. Martinez, Dan R. Wilson, and Danny Acosta. Hosted by Kevin O’Shea. [No garnish needed for this one]

Sylvan Productions Open-Mic @ Dirty Trix. 408 Clement St. SF. 9 PM.

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

High-Larious Blue Room @ The Stud. 9th & Harrison St. 9 PM. Free. Featuring Mike Spiegelman, Duat Mai, Dan Edwards, Kristee Ono, Susan Maletta and more. Hosted by David Hawkins and Kelly Anneken

Ladies Night at the Brainwash. Hosted by Kristee Ono. Sign Ups: 7:30. Show: 8ish. 

The Business @ Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission Street. $5. 8 PM. Featuring Chris Garcia, Bucky Sinister, Sean Keane, Alex Koll and guests: Jake Weisman, Dave Ross and Shawn Pearlman.

Ignore that other, number-based occasion going on this Wednesday and roll to The Dark Room to help us celebrate our huge deuce! The Business turns two this week and we couldn’t be prouder of our little trainwreck. In honor of this new leaf, we’ve got a roster that’s packed hella fat. We’ve imported three strains of kind buds from LA to perform for you, as well as the dank home-grown shit you know and love.

From the finest clubs… in Los Angeles:

Jake Weisman is a comedian and storyteller. He loves cats and podcasts, and he has two of each. One of his podcasts, The Morning After…Podcast, is about pornography, and it recently won Punchline Magazine’s 2010 Best New Comedy Podcast of the Year award. Just to remind you, he loves cats.

Dave Ross is a stand-up comedian and the creator of the wildly successful Holy F*ck comedy show. He performs regularly at renowned shows and clubs across California, including What’s Up Tiger Lily? and the Hollywood Improv. His comedy career began as a radio DJ at KRZR in Fresno, but he quickly decided to leave and make less money standing on stages. He’s smiley as hell and probably likes you.

Shawn Pearlman is from Los Angeles, CA (where nobody is from). In his hometown, he has performed at Comedy Death Ray at UCB, Largo at the Coronet, the Hollywood Improv, and that’s all. Just kidding, other places too! He is never homesick.

And keeping it local we have the Businessmen selection: Alex, Sean, Chris and Bucky. Plus a special video premiere from Chris!

While other shows going on this Wednesday may offer you a free “medical” gift, we still believe laughter is the best medicine you can get without having to pay a fake doctor to give you a state-recognized identification card. All you need to get our goods is five on it. And if you get the munchies, we are surrounded by burritos.

Wednesday Night Comedy @ Masses Sports Bar and Grill. 2721 North Main St. Walnut Creek. 9 PM. 21+. No Cover. Featuring Howard Stone, Cory Loykasek, Grant Lyon, Andy Peters and headliner Frankie Quiñones. Hosted by Greg Asdourian.

The Business by. Alex Koll

The Business by. Alex Koll

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.]

Kyle Kinane by. Ameen Belbahri

[Ameen has a collection of comedian photographs that he will be showing next month (April 18th) at The Comedy Gallery @111 Minna  Gallery alongside Leslie Winchester. The gallery will open with a stand-up  showcase featuring an amazing line-up of comedians featuring Baron  Vaughn, Kris Tinkle and others. Tickets available: HERE]

Kyle Kinane by. Ameen Belbahri

[Ameen has a collection of comedian photographs that he will be showing next month (April 18th) at The Comedy Gallery @111 Minna Gallery alongside Leslie Winchester. The gallery will open with a stand-up showcase featuring an amazing line-up of comedians featuring Baron Vaughn, Kris Tinkle and others. Tickets available: HERE]

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. 

Favorite Things of Last Night: Beth Stelling. She’s performing tonight at the Business. Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission St. SF. 8 PM. $5. 

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. 

"If a white kid smokes pot and writes something weird, he’s a stoner. If a Latino kid smokes pot and writes something weird, it’s magical realism."

— Chris Garcia on his creative writing class

Favorite Things of Last Night: Dan Goodman