Previous Dark Room Stuff
2009




New Year's Eve Pre-Countdown Comedy Show

New Year's Eve Pre-Countdown Comedy Show

Laugh your ass off as San Francisco's hottest comics rip it up one last time in 2009!


Tickets: $20 at the door.

Thursday, December 31, 2009
7:30pm



Life of Brian: The Play

Life of Brian: The Play

And now for something completely different…

Pandemonium reigns in Roman-occupied Judea as Brian Cohen throws in his lot with those notoriously feckless terrorists, The People’s Front of Judea, to avenge his people and get the girl! Once more unto the breach, dear patrons, as we shoehorn this Monty Python classic onto our teensy stage—and wackiness will ensue.

Adapted and directed by Jim Fourniadis and starring (in no particular order): Colin Benoit, Damien Chacona, Mikl Em, Dan Foley, Tim Kay, Gerri Lawlor, Dave McKew, Dave Moore, Carrina Schindler, Christian Simonsen and Andy Wenger as “Biggus Dickus.”

Tickets are limited, so please order early to assure a seat for the show!


Tickets: $20 at the door,
and online at brownpapertickets.com/event/88753.

Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
November 27 - December 19, 2009



hoboFish + Kamikaze Theory

hoboFish and Kamikaze Theory

We are performing with our good sketch comedy friends, Kamikaze Theory! Come on out for some awesome sketches and improv.


Tickets: $10 at the door,
and $8 online at hobofishimprov.com.

Friday, December 18, 2009
10:00pm



Wegent & Page

Wegent & Page

Sammy Wegent and Allison Page are inseparable. Except for the six times Sammy broke up with Allison. With the last time being via text message. Because he was at a noisy strip club in Kentucky. But that's neither here nor there. Now they bring their unique and unexplainable bond to you as the comedy team, Wegent & Page. Through sketches, improv, stand up, monologues, and their own brand of "professional" banter, Wegent & Page will make you laugh. A lot. Mostly because you'll be glad you're not in a two person comedy team with your ex.


Tickets: $10 at the door,
and online at brownpapertickets.com/event/90805.

Friday and Saturday at 10pm
December 4 - 5, 2009



Thursdays We Made

Thursdays We Made

Every Thursday at 8:00 The Dark Room Theater is handed over to the Bay Area's best alternative comedians. This month Joey Devine, Adrian Palenchar, Emily Heller, Miles K, Patrick Bulger and Jesse Fernandez do the honors. They will be putting up a large array of sketch, stand-up, music, and video. Plus, special guest appearances by performers from Comedy Central's Live At Gotham, SF Sketchfest, The Boston Comedy Festival and more. Every Thursday is a new show with new content and a new line up of talented young comedians. Every Thursday is a can't miss event. See thingswemade.com, for a full schedule.

Tickets: $10 at the door.

Thursdays at 8pm



Random Idiot Factor

Random Idiot Factor

Orwell's 1984 and Gilliam's Brazil twisted the popular consciousness of their time into utopian nightmares. Random Idiot Factor, the latest brainchild of Ham Pants Productions (The Safe Way; Mr. Dingle, the Strong) has deconstructed our society's inadequacies into interwoven comic vignettes that ridicule our cultures most serious shortcomings. It's a lot like the future that's disappointing you right now, but if we all wore jumpsuits. If you think you know what to expect from the minds at Ham Pants Productions, you're going to think again, because you don't. So there. Come see Random Idiot Factor, playing Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 PM in The Dark Room Theater (2263 Mission Street, San Francisco) from November 5th through the 21st. Tickets are $20, except on two-for-$30 Thursdays.

Written by Andy Wenger and Damien Chacona, Random Idiot Factor features the considerable talents of John Harrison, Donna Moore, Zombie-J, Dave Moore, Monica Hernandez, Carrina Schindler, Dan Foley, Julian Sierra, Lionel Rouge, Bronson McKinley, Jim Fournadis, Damien Chacona, Andy Wenger, and introduces Justus Bends and Mike Estee.

For more information, please visit hampantsproductions.com. Well be glad you did.


Tickets: $20 (or two-for-$30 on Thursdays) at the door,
and online at brownpapertickets.com/event/85544.

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
November 5 - 21, 2009



5By5 Presents:
Brother Can You Paradigm

5By5 Presents: Brother Can You Paradigm



Tickets: $10 - 20 at the door.

Fridays at 10pm
November 13 & 20, 2009



hoboFish Improv

hoboFish Improv

Come out for our awesome longform improv, and also some hilarious stand up!


Tickets: $10 at the door.

Saturday, November 14, 2009
10:00pm



Booty Call Etiquette

Booty Call Etiquette

A sex-education class for people who actually have sex, taught by Zeke Tyrus and featuring guest lecturers Mike Spiegelman and Melinda Bailey.

Learn the 7 Rule to Booty Call Etiquette as gathered & garnered by bona fide sex-haver & frequent sex chronicler, Zeke Tyrus who is making his triumphant return to the Bay Area after away spent traveling, performing on stages in the Southeast, enjoying madness & general soul-searching. For those of you who had a life in San Francisco in the 1990s & the early 2000s, you may remember Zeke as one of the original members of Popcorn Theater, the 1999 Fringe Festival & for his one man show, The Experience Junkies, which was performed at the now legendary Spanganga Theater & Art Gallery.

At 2:30 in the morning, if you get that magic phone call, will you know what to do? If you feel like making that special phone call yourself, will you know what to do?

Regardless of how horny you are, you ought never to forget your manners. Let writer, performance artist, story-teller & public speaker let you know the exact protocols of booty call so you'll never fumble or fuck-up another opportunity to have sex ever again.

Come see 'Booty Call Etiquette' at The Dark Room & take notes.


Tickets: $10 at the door.

Friday and Saturday at 10pm
November 6 - 7, 2009



Peein' in the Dark

Peein' in the Dark

Scary songs to haunt the heck out of your Halloween and give you nightmares for a week, causing you lose sleep, fail to show up for important engagements, crash and burn, alienate your friends and become a hollow shell of your former cheery self. All ages!


Tickets: $8 at the door.

Saturday, October 31, 2009
9:00pm



Selene Luna's "I Don't Care Anymore"

Selene Luna's 'I Don't Care Anymore'

At 3'10", Selene Luna is a small package with a big presence. A comedienne, actress and burlesque star who has been praised by The New York Times as "a polished spitfire," Luna is bringing her new one-woman show, "I Don't Care Anymore" to San Francisco for one night only this fall.

Audiences will recognize Luna from Vh1s "The Cho Show," a performance that landed her a LOGO award nomination for emerging comedian. Luna was also recently featured in Lionsgate's 2009 release of "My Bloody Valentine 3D," where critics have hailed her performance as one of the film's most memorable death scenes.

True to her cabaret roots, Luna has built a career performing in burlesque and comedy with the likes of prolific comedian Margaret Cho, drag queen superstar Jackie Beat and most recently comedy trailblazer Roseanne Barr. In "I Don't Care Anymore," Luna pushes the envelop through dark humor and camp weaving together a lifetime of adversity from her roots in Tijuana, Mexico to humorous tales of Hollywood that can only be told by a little person. "I Don't Care Anymore" is hilariously straightforward as Luna addresses topics most are too embarrassed to ask a little person.

Luna has carved a niche for herself as she breaks the stereotypes of little people in entertainment. She continues to bring her magnetic appeal to broader audiences and plans to shake things up in a big way!

NOTE: No one under 18 years old will be admitted.


Tickets: $10 at the door, or
online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/84278.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009
8:00pm



Tales from The Dark Room

Tales from The Dark Room

Please join our grisly Masters of "Scaremonies" in celebration of the witching hour with a Halloween trick and treat. This October promises horrific mirth as The Dark Room Theater presents 8 ghoulish tales of terror from a world just as real as yours, but not as brightly lit.

Each weekend we will feature one new hellacious host presenting two new tales of torment, fiendishly inspired by the musty archives of classic horror comics and campy TV anthology shows, with such titles as, "Afterlife Radio", "The Black Cat", "The Curiosity Shoppe", and "They're Creeping up on YOU!!" … all guaranteed to rattle your FUNNY BONES!!!!

You'll DIE laughing.

Tales From the DARK ROOM features gruesome hosts Sherilyn Connelly, Christina Shonkwiler, Sadie Lune and Alexia Staniotes as well as the directorial talents of Dan Foley, Tim Kay, Chad McComber, Donna Moore, Patrick Simms, Sean Keene, Jay Huston and Jeremy Greco.


Tickets: $20 at the door,
and online at brownpapertickets.com/event/82282.

Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
October 2 - 24, 2009



The Emily Heller Birthday Show

The Emily Heller Birthday Show

Come observe another milestone in Emily's steady march toward the sweet embrace of death with some of her very favorite comedians! From Minneapolis: Tommy Ryman & Erik Allen! From Comedy Central's Live at Gotham: Alex Koll! And also featuring: Sean Keane, Chris Garcia, Caitlin Gill, Janine Brito, Jesse Fernandez, and Emily's Dad and Brother!

The whole shebang is $5. BYOB. Followed by drinks at Homestead!


Tickets: $10 at the door, or
online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/84744.

Saturday, October 10, 2009
10:00pm



hoboFish Presents:
Caught in the Dark

hoboFish Presents: Caught in the Dark

Come out for an awesome night of improv and stand up! We'll be performing our legendary set, and hosting hilarious guest stand-up performances!


Tickets: $10 at the door, or
online at www.hobofishimprov.com.

Saturday, October 3, 2009
10:00pm



Kinda, Sorta (But Not Really) Unplugged

Kinda, Sorta (But Not Really) Unplugged

The Dark Room's mostly acoustic music show!

Friday, September 4
Seth Augustus
Jim Fourniadis
Mr. Odom & The Odom Poles
Vagabondage

Friday, September 11
Bedtime Story
Brittany McGregor
Uni & her Ukelele
Meredith Axelrod
Gondwanaland (featuring Ralph Carney, Gerri Lawlor, David Norfleet,
   Allen Whitman and Joshua Raul Brody)

Friday, September 18
Shovelman
Honeybody Moonbee
Ed Ivey & JLStiles
Jenny Kerr

Friday, September 25
Jim Fourniadis
Courtin' Disaster
Regi & Doni Harvey
Chicken John & Odeon Cocaine All-Star Band


Tickets: $10 at the door.

Fridays at 10pm
September 4 - 25, 2009

Black Sundays

Black Sundays



Tickets: $5 at the door.

Sunday, September 20, 2009
5pm



The Danger Puppies

The Danger Puppies



Tickets: $10 at the door.

Saturday, September 19, 2009
7:30pm



Mary Van Note

Mary Van Note

Mary Van Note performs live with special guests for a night of quirky stand-up comedy.

Guests on Sept 5: Caitlin Gill, Emily Heller and Ray Molina

Guests on Sept 12: Chris Burns, DJ Real and Kellen Erskine

Mary Van Note is a stand-up comedienne of the weird variety. She performs at colleges, clubs and festivals across the country and she is the creator and star of the award winning Independent Film Channel web series The Mary Van Note Show: Gavin Really Wants Me.


Tickets: $10 at the door, or
$8 online at brownpapertickets.com/event/77018.

Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=119345374343

Saturdays, September 5 & 12, 2009
10:00pm



James Judd's Whoop Click!

James Judd's Whoop Click!

James Judd’s Whoop Click! is a new weekly, one-hour show from the writer/performer of the immensely popular one-man show 7 Sins. Part theater, part variety show, Whoop Click! is a mix of Judd’s hilarious style of autobiographical comedy and guest appearances. Comedian Marilyn Pittman is featured. Stories and additional guest performers rotate weekly, so every show is unique. Free glass of Champagne for all guests over 21.

"Who is this guy and why am I laughing so hard?" San Francisco Weekly
"He's David Sedaris on a pot of coffee." Democrat & Chronicle
"He's Oscar Wilde in the land of Starbucks." San Francisco Sentinel
"Seeing Judd is like watching Garland play the Palladium." Chortle
"An engaging and hilarious self-chronicler" Bay Area Reporter


Tickets: $20 at the door, or
online at brownpapertickets.com/event/70440
or Goldstar.
(CHECK GOLDSTAR FOR SPECIAL DISCOUNTS!)

Saturdays at 8pm
July 11 - August 22, 2009



Ask Dr. Hal

Ask Dr. Hal



Astounding Answers to Your Queries!

(Please do not get KrOB stoned before the show.)

Tickets: $10 at the door.

Wednesdays at 10pm
August 5 - 19, 2009



Pudding Day

Pudding Day

Pudding Day is a reverently irreverent one boi show about the life Kelli Dunham shared with the woman she call her Queen, bad ass burlesque diva and activist Heather MacAllister aka RevaLucian. It traces the development of a freaky, epic romance in the usual way, with sarcasm and occasional lapses into a Snoopy Dance.

A reception/open mic will take place after the show so that the Bay Area community can share some of their memories of Heather and her legacy.

Partial proceeds from the San Francisco performance of Pudding Day will go to support V Kingsley’s blog on alotoflife.com. V Kingsley is a long term survivor of both Follicular Lymphoma and a rare and terminal allergic reaction to the cancer itself.

Tickets: $7-15 at the door, or
online at brownpapertickets.com/event/76300.

Friday, August 14, 2009
8:30pm



The San Francisco International Comedy Show

The San Francisco International Comedy Show

Tickets: $10 at the door.

Saturday, August 1, 2009
8:00pm



The Malcontents

The Malcontents

Tickets: $10 at the door.

Friday, July 31, 2009
10:00pm



Chicken Scratch Presents: The Tightness of Fowl

Chicken Scratch Presents: The Tightness of Fowl

Hey there Chicken Scratch fans we are back for a bunch of shows at The Dark Room. We've been invited back by Maggie, the mascot dog, so we thought we'd step it up with a song and sketches! So for those who cannot afford a vacation, we feel your pain and will bring joy through song. Has anyone ever wanted to take a Mulligan on something really important well, we address that too!

Chicken Scratch is a group comprised of seven talented individuals who primarily play in the world of Improv. We come from all over this land and have found each other thankfully. We perform San Francisco and stick to humor of an adult nature. Please don't bring the children and if you do we will not be responsible for explaining anything.

NOTE: No one under 21 years old will be admitted.



Tickets: $15 at the door, or
online at brownpapertickets.com/event/71189.

Fridays at 8pm
July 10 - 31, 2009



Emperor Norton: The Musical

Emperor Norton: The Musical

BUXOM BEAUTIES! NERVY NEWSBOYS! VEXING VILLAINS! MELODIOUS MUTTS!

Joshua Norton I reigns once more at the Dark Room Theater in Emperor Norton: The Musical, a hilarious tribute to San Francisco, its eccentric characters and the man who refused to let it be called "Frisco!"

Based on a true story, businessman Joshua Norton lost his money and his mind and proclaimed himself “Emperor of the United States” in post-Gold Rush San Francisco. Thanks to the free-wheeling spirit of the infamous Barbary Coast, Emperor Norton went on to print his own money, conceive the Bay Bridge, consort with royalty, propose to the Queen of England, befriend Mark Twain and become the most beloved San Franciscan of the 19th Century.

EMPEROR NORTON the Musical generated rave reviews during its six-week, sold-out, premiere run at the Dark Room in 2005-2006 and inspired a “Farley” cartoon by the SF Chronicle’s late, beloved Phil Frank!

Directed by Jim Fourniadis.



Tickets: $20 at the door, or
online at brownpapertickets.com/event/68094.

Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
Sundays at 3pm
June 12 - July 5, 2009



It's Sometimes Funny in San Francisco

It's Sometimes Funny in San Francisco

Alternative comedy featuring Patrick Bulger, Alec Jones-Trujillo, Donny Divanian, Janine Brito, Chad Lehrman and Many More. Hosted by Adrian Palenchar.


Tickets: $10 at the door.

Thursday, June 11, 2009
8:00pm



Big Gay Cabaret

Big Gay Cabaret

Your favorite new steampunk gypsy band Vagabondage and are bringing together their cabaret comrades on June 5 for the queerest carnivale celebration in town: the Big Gay Cabaret.

Featuring burlesque from Lola Vauntz! Poetry and accordions from Nomy Lamm! The erotic delights of Bearlesque! Foot stomping rowdy heartbreakin' music from Vagabondage! From deep in the heart of the Rust Belt, the ruckus-raising, storytelling, drunken little clown—Waltzing Matilda the One Beer Prophet!

Come and enjoy an amazing array of fabulous performers making music and taking off their clothes and kickin it cabaret style in honor of Pride Month. The night is for anyone who is ready to get down and celebrate their queer family. All are welcome. Come rock out.


Tickets: $5-15 at the door, or
online at brownpapertickets.com/event/68027.

Friday, June 5, 2009
8:00pm



It's Sometimes Funny in San Francisco

It's Somtimes Funny in San Francisco

Comedy, starring:

Donny Divanian
Rachel Rockwood
Chris Thayer
"Oddly, Americana" (with John Ross, Ray Molina & Chazz Hawkins)
hosted by Adrian Palenchar



Tickets: $7 at the door.

Friday, May 29, 2009
10:00pm



Sean Keane Presents: The Seanshank Redemption

Sean Keane Presents: The Seanshank Redemption

On a night he barely remembers, Sean Keane got up on stage and killed. Killed for fifteen minutes, without remorse, and then ate some nachos. Now he's facing a life sentence of doing standup comedy, with no hope of parole.

Standup comedy is a violent, dehumanizing experience, full of loneliness, isolation and despair. There's drug smuggling, and cigarettes are used as currency. Sometimes people get shivved. But on May 22nd at the Dark Room, we'll explore the inspirational side of Seanshank Prison through a night of standup, sketches, and Morgan Freeman voiceovers.

Featuring inmates:
Chris Garcia
Greg Edwards
Janine Brito
Julien Rodriguez
Jeff Cleary
and Sean Keane



Tickets: $10 at the door, or
online at brownpapertickets.com/event/67007.
(If you need a rock hammer or a poster of Rita Hayworth,
we can probably work something out.)

Friday, May 22, 2009
10pm



Repeater

Repeater

REPEATER, a spoken word recital written and performed by David Robson

David Robson reprises REPEATER, a spoken word recital of old and new works. After a successful one-off performance in February, Robson returns to the solo format with two programs of stories old and new.

REPEATER RED (Friday, May 15) features stories of love, lust, and everything in between (and beyond).

REPEATER BLUE (Saturday, May 16) offers stories of horror, fantasy, and wonder.

Both nights conclude with DRIZZLE: an autobiographic fiction in 13 pages.


Tickets: $5-15 at the door.

Friday and Saturday at 8pm
May 15 - 16, 2009



Birthright Israel NEXT Improv

Birthright Israel NEXT Improv

Does "Who’s Line is it Anyway" make you laugh? More importantly, is it something you’d like to try? Not only is improvisational comedy fun to watch, it’s fun to do! Join Birthright Israel NEXT Bay Area and Bay Area Tribe for an improv comedy workshop. You’ll learn the basics of improv and perform in your own show with the rest of the cast that same evening!

The improv comedy workshop is open to anyone from experienced actors to beginning stage-goers. Together, we will have the chance to become a professional comedic team! Share your talents with friends as you perform at 7:30pm in front of a live audience and then celebrate your theatrical debut with dinner at Cha Cha Cha, a Mission District favorite.

This workshop is taught by Lia Fischer who is a professional improviser, instructor and one of your Birthright Israel NEXT Bay Area Fellows! Lia has been seen on the stages of both The Second City and mainstage of The Chicago Comedy Company.

Schedule of Events:
1:00-5:00pm: Comedy workshop at The Dark Room
5:00-7:15pm: Actors downtime, warm-up for show
7:15-7:30pm: Theatre opens, spectators come for live performance
7:30-8:15pm: Improv Comedy Show!
8:30-10:00pm: Dinner and celebration at Cha Cha Cha

For performers, the workshop and dinner are FREE. Please RSVP below to secure a place as a participant.

If you would like to be a spectator and come only for the evening performance and dinner, then please RSVP here and the evening will cost $10, which includes a ticket to the live performance and dinner.

For more information on this event, please contact Lia Fischer at lia.fischer@birthrightisrael.org.

To participate in the workshop and perform in the show, RSVP here.
To simply attend the show, RSVP here.

Saturday, May 9, 2009
Workshop: 1pm
Performance: 7:30pm



Charles Sketch Comedy

Charles Sketch Comedy

Sketch comedy from the Pacific Northwest, plus comedian Toby Muresianu and the video satire of Seattle Untimely.



Tickets: $10 at the door.

Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 8pm
Friday, May 8, 2009 at 10pm



The Beggar's Banquet

The Beggar's Banquet

The Beggar's Banquet is a concert that displays some of San Francisco's best up-and-coming singer-songwriters and bands.

It's also an all-ages potluck!

Featuring: Miriam Speyer, Brian Byrnes, Lynn Gentry Disposition, Shovelman, Nomi & Hello, Harbinger, Jessie Mills, Honeybody Moonbee, Dear Indugu, Kelly McFarling, Knight of the Rocking Horse, Patrick Dyer Wolf, Dylan Swift, Z, and Astral Body.


Tickets: $6 at the door if you bring food, $10 if you don't.

Thursdays at 8pm
April 9 - 30, 2009



PianoFight Presents: The S.H.I.T. Show

PianoFight Presents: The S.H.I.T. Show

Straight from the East Bay comes one of the smartest, funniest, fastest-paced sketch comedy groups you will ever see: PianoFight’s “The S.H.I.T. Show”. "The Stop Hating Imagination Time Show" is produced, written, and directed by six UC Berkeley grads, and for the past year, has sold out four separate weekends in San Francisco (totalling nearly 80 sketches), and to top it all off, it has been featured in the SF Sketchfest and the LA Comedy Spotlight. All this in just 9 short months! If you're looking for harshly vulgar sketches, you’ll love it; if you’re looking for intellectually biting satire and complexly structured meta-narratives, you’ll love it even more. Come see why the SF Weekly called PianoFight ‘Better than SNL.’



Tickets: $12 at the door, or
$10 online at pianofight.com.

Friday and Saturday at 8pm
April 24 - 25, 2009



Courtin' Disaster

Courtin' Disaster

Come out and enjoy an evening of acoustic music in a cozy quiet environment: Courtin' Disaster, Andy Mason and Chris Gentry.

Tickets: $6 at the door.

Saturday, April 25, 2009
10pm



Samurai Brunch

Samurai Brunch



Tickets: $7 at the door


Sunday, April 19, 2009
Noon



Chicken Scratch Presents: The Chicken Initiative

Chicken Scratch Presents: The Chicken Initiative

Hey there Chicken Scratch fans. We are coming back to the stage and are itching to entertain, shock and amaze you! We have six nights of Improv planned at the famed Dark Room in the Mission. It's been awhile since we've been to the Mission so truly anything can happen. Between Rush Limbaugh, Octo-Mom and Twitter we have a lot to work with. Come join the fun!

NOTE: Please note that Friday April 3rd, Sat April 4th shows are RATED PG and are family friendly.

All other shows are for grown-ups; 21 and over only please.



Tickets: $10 at the door, or
online at brownpapertickets.com/event/60196.

Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
April 3 - 18, 2009



Boner Patrol Presents: Slumber Party!

Boner Patrol Presents: Slumber Party!

Boner Patrol, San Francisco's only all-female sketch comedy troupe (that we know of), returns to the Dark Room after their sold out debut show. Moving. Educational. Inspiring. Hilarious. These are all words we have used to describe movies we like. But also, we are good at comedy.



Tickets: $10 at the door, or
$7 online at brownpapertickets.com/event/59338.

Fridays and Saturdays at 10pm
April 3 - 11, 2009



Twilight Zone Live: Season 6

Twilight Zone Live: Season 6

Submitted for your approval. Time: the present. Place: A small dark stage, deep in the heart of the Mission. It is a stage as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears, the summit of his knowledge and the black box we call?..The Dark Room Theater. Once again the return of spring and it's promise of renewal becomes but a sign post up ahead, next stop? Dark Room Production's Twilight Zone Live: Season 6.

Once again we assemble eight directors, four Rod Serlings and various "commercials" for four weekends of ironic thrillers from the Twilight Zone pantheon performed live!!

"Applauded wildly...played for sheer fun!" -- San Francisco Chronicle

Twilight Zone Live: Season 6 features the directorial talents of Matt Lieb directing "I Sing The Body Electric", Dan Foley directing, "Terror At 20,000 Feet", Jason McCrary directing "What You Need", Tim Kay directing "A World of Difference", Damien Chacona & Andrew Wenger directing "Dingle The Strong", and Patrick Bulger & Jesse Fernandez directing a combination of "Time Enough At Last", "Terror At 20,000 Feet", "It's a Good Life" and "To Serve Man". Chad McComber, and Thomas Smith also direct. The show also stars Tim Kay, Steffanos X, Donna Moore and Damien Chacona as Rod and features the directorial talents of Matt Lieb, Dan Foley, Jason Mcrary, Tim Kay, Damien Chacona & Andrew Wenger, Chad McComber, Patrick Bulger & Jesse Fernandez, and Thomas Smith.

NOTE: No one under 12 years old will be admitted.

Larger Rod Serling image (584x388, 72dpi jpeg)

Press Release


Tickets: $20 at the door, or
online at brownpapertickets.com/event/54646.

Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
Sundays at 3pm
March 6 - 29, 2009



Harvie & Luna - One Night Only!

Harvie & Luna - One night only!

LA Icon & Burlesque Queen Selene Luna and Transgender Funnyman, Ian Harvie perform at The Dark Room—one night only!


Tickets: $10 at the door
online at brownpapertickets.com/event/60228.

Friday, March 27, 2009
10:00pm



It's Sometimes Funny in San Francisco

It's Somtimes Funny in San Francisco

Comedy, starring:

Greg Edwards
Miles K.
Kirstee Ono
Michael Sanchez
Trevor Hill
Kevin Camia
and Adrian Palenchar as "The Host"



Tickets: $7 at the door.

Saturday, March 28, 2009
10:00pm



Sean in 60 Seconds

Sean in 60 Seconds

Live comedy in the Mission District went down 47% when Sean "Memphis" Keane retired from the life. But that was before his no-good brother got tangled up with the Mob. Now Sean has to get his old crew of comics back together. With the cops and the mob on their tail, they've got to tell 50 jokes before midnight - or his brother dies...

The crew:

Sean "Memphis" Keane
Kris "The Hurricane" Tinkle
Chris "Brown Lazarus" Garcia
Emily "Hellbone" Heller
Solomon "Track Shorts" Georgio
Donny "Tennis Elbow" Divanian
and Robert Duvall

Can they pull off 50 jokes before midnight? It's a long shot, but it's gonna be one hell of a ride.



Tickets: $10 at the door, or
online at brownpapertickets.com/event/59574.

Friday, March 20, 2009
10:00pm



The Zero Film Festival

The Zero Film Festival

The first annual Zero Film Festival, exclusive to self financed filmmakers, led a near record breaking 750 film entries from almost every continent in the world and massive and dedicated support. Zero Film Festival screened well over a 100 films in Los Angeles, Dec 1-6, and featured 30 live performances from the best of Los Angeles' "underground" bands.

This spring we are taking the "audience favorites" on the road for a West Coast tour. We will also be showcasing films that were created by locals of each stop on the tour.

Zero Film Festival, good times on planet earth!



Tickets: $6 at the door.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009
7:30pm



The Cody Rivers Show: Meanwhile Everywhere

The Cody Rivers Show: Meanwhile Everywhere

The Cody Rivers Show creates kinetic and unpredictable comedy theatre that has amazed audiences and defied description for the past four years.

Pushing the envelopes of physical theatre, dance, music, and high concept comedy, The Cody Rivers Show delivers unique shows unlike any other comedy act, past or present. Their latest new show ? ?Meanwhile Everywhere? ? presents a surreal interface of themes, characters and storylines seamlessly joined with breakneck leaps between universes where mysterious rules are always in effect. Unexpected juxtapositions disarm audience expectations and lead viewers deep into absurd realms where laughter is often the only thing that makes sense.



Tickets: $12 at the door.
For reservations, call (707) 822-1575.

Friday, February 27, 2009
10pm



The Charlie Ballard Comedy Show

The Charlie Ballard Comedy Show

Come check out the hottest stand-up comedians from San Francisco featuring Charlie Ballard, a queer Native American stand-up comedian. He can be seen on LOGO and recently was featured in a new book called Out on the Edge: Rebel Comics.



Tickets: $15 at the door, or
online at brownpapertickets.com/event/52251.

Friday and Saturday
February 27-28, 2009
8pm



A Benefit Concert for Camp Sunburst

A Benefit Concert for Camp Sunburst



Tickets: $20 at the door, or
online at brownpapertickets.com/event/53172.

Thursday, February 26, 2009
7:30pm



Repeater

For full press info or to buy tickets, go to darkroomsf.com/repeater

Repeater

Presenting a selection of vignettes from local playwright David Robson, REPEATER is a ONE NIGHT ONLY performance from a man whose work merges various genres with San Francisco?s cinematic noir roots and its spirit of independent theater.?

Dramatist David Robson premiered his solo performance NIGHT PEOPLE in 2004, which initiated a new period of activity for him; in the ensuing five years he wrote in a number of venues, appeared in various productions, and wrote and directed two plays, THE NIGHT and ZOLA-X.? On Friday, February 13, five years to the very day after NIGHT PEOPLE?s premiere, Robson returns to the solo format to present REPEATER, a spoken-word recital of his solo work and other pieces created during this fertile period. REPEATER culminates in Drizzle, a new autobiographical fiction in which a desperate young man, revisiting his youthful haunts, finds his old college town haunted by the spectre of a mysterious killer.



Tickets: $10 at the door, or
online at brownpapertickets.com/event/53711.

For full press info or to buy tickets, go to darkroomsf.com/repeater

Friday, February 13, 2009
8pm




Kissfight

Kissfight

Performers from two of San Francisco's most successful improv groups (SPF7 and Crisis Hopkins) are getting together to do what they do best: improvise.

Stand-up Sammy Wegent opens.



Tickets: $5 at the door, or

Saturday, February 7, 2009
10pm



SF Sketchfest in the Mission

SF Sketchfest in the Mission

Friday, January 16, 2009

Crisis Hopkins, Sidecar and Oren Brimer
8PM

VentureTek, Sidecar and Oren Brimer
10:30PM

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Smug Shift with Brent Weinbach and Moshe Kasher
with Jonah Ray, Josh Fadem, Ron Lynch, TJ Miller, Lilabeth Helson, Tim Lee and musical guest Uni and Her Ukelele
8PM

Things We Made and Birthday Boys
10:30PM

Friday, January 23, 2009

Serve By Expiration, Dry Hump and Casting Couch
8PM

Elephant Larry, 3 Actorteers and Piano Fight
10:30PM

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Elephant Larry, 3 Actorteers and Crisis Hopkins
8PM

VentureTek, Dry Hump and Casting Couch
10:30PM

Friday, January 30, 2009

Rue Brutalia, The Farce Side and Serve By Expiration
8PM

Oh, You and Your Bone Spurs, Pangea 3000 and Groomed For Success
10:30PM

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Pangea 3000, The Freeze and Groomed For Success
8PM

Things We Made, The Freeze and Piano Fight
10:30PM


Tickets: $12 online at TicketWeb.

Fridays and Saturdays,
January 16 - 31
8pm and 10:30pm



Frown Land Presents: The Happiness Show 2: Frown Harder

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SF's hottest new sketch group, Frown Land, returns to the Dark Room for two shows on Friday, January 9th. Kevin O'Shea, Joey Devine, and Sean Keane are joining forces once again to bring hilarious sketch comedy to SF. It's comedy so edgy, and so underground, you'll feel like you're locked in a root cellar full of razor blades. A HILARIOUS root cellar! The debut show sold out in October, and the second one promises to be equally sensational. Also the videos will work.

In addition to the boys from Frown Land, "Happiness 2" features stand-up comedy from local favorites Kevin Camia (from Comedy Central's "Live at Gotham"), Caitlin Gill ( from "The Ladies Room" showcase), and Patrick Bulger (from "Things We Made"). Tickets are $8, and as always, the Dark Room is BYOB.



Tickets: $8 at the door, or
online at brownpapertickets.com/event/52550.

Friday, January 9, 2009
8pm and 10pm



Boner Patrol

Boner Patrol

A new sketch comedy group's debut show!



Tickets: $7 at the door

Saturday, January 10, 2009
8pm and 10pm