Snob Theater

Snob Theater

Snob Theater is a show that features the best in the Bay Area's indie rock bands and stand-up comedians. The small 50+ seat theater setting makes for the most intimate of performances and provides a unique and exciting atmosphere. Created and organized by Bay Area comedian/music blogger Shawn Robbins, Snob Theater is an event that showcases the comfort of the performers as they take chances in a stripped-down setting.

Comedians:
Jeff Reitman
Vladimir Khlynin
Kristee Ono
Kevin Camia

Musical Guests:
Foxtails Brigade
The Shants


Watch the awesome trailer!



Tickets: $10 at the door,
or online at brownpapertickets.com/event/140560.

$1 off drink tickets will be provided for anyone willing to visit the nearby bars.

Thursday, December 30, 2010
10pm



Christmas in Hell

Christmas in Hell

Kris Kringle and Pere Noel are famous Christian luminaries who officiated over the winter solstice celebrations in Austria and France for generations. Now, they languish under house arrest in Limbo after refusing to retool the solstice celebration into a big birthday party for Jesus. Meanwhile, their enslaved minions—wicked horned demon Krampus and unrepentant serial killer Pere Fouettard—are enduring their 500th year of eternal punishment in Purgatory, as they have ever since their former masters were Decommissioned.

But when Fouettard discovers how to escape back to Earth, Satan offers them immunity from celestial punisment if they can figure out how to break into Hell.

With the fate of the world at stake, Jesus offers Kringle and Noel a chance to redeem themselves and save Christmas from the foul forces of evil.

Will Kringle and Noel save Christmas? Will Zeus swear in ancient Greek?
Will Moses finally get a blanket? Will Santa Claus ever shut up?
There is only one way to find out.

Come to The Dark Room Theater this December and find out who's been naughty and who's been nice.



Watch the trailer!



Tickets: $20 at the door,
and online at brownpapertickets.com/event/138198.

Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
December 3 - 18, 2010



East Coast Comedy &
The Chinook Premiere

East Coast Comedy & The Chinook Premiere

Stand-up comics Paul Marino, Edward Dominguez, and Dirty Mike are in town from New York City. Plus, catch debut episodes of The Chinook: Adventures in Subsistence. Paul started out in SF at the Dark Room years ago and is returning with two friends to rock the place.

Their styles are each unique and intensely funny. A Dominican from Providence, RI, Edward Dominguez is a great writer and improvisor with a cool stage presence. Dirty Mike, from Detroit but a wanderer, is an unscripted storyteller who paints vivid pictures of real life absurdity. Paul Marino is a New England native vagabond jack-of-all-trades intellectual man's man romantic, whose act is a mix of riffs, stories, and jokes about the universe.

The Chinook is Paul's home and also his web series. It is Travel meets Survival, meets Comedy, meets Spoof, meets Reality, about living in the Chinook and subsisting anywhere. Bring money for a t-shirt...you're gonna be an instant fan.


Tickets: $10 at the door.
Discounts for local comics and large groups.

Saturday, December 11, 2010
10pm



hoboFish Improv

hoboFish

Hilarious improv by hoboFish and Grandaddy Charlie!


Tickets: $10 at the door,
or $7 online at hobofishimprov.com.

Friday, December 10, 2010
8pm



Wits 'n Ass

Wits 'n Ass

Like laughs? I thought so. Like ladies? I knew it. Like them together? Who doesn't?!?! Get your fix with loads of laughs from an exquisite all female line-up of comedy crack-ups! Enjoy (and you will) sketches, monologues stand-up, one woman show excerpts and general hilarity! There are two nights of awesome, with two different line-ups! Come to both, and get filled up with awesome. Performers including, but certainly not limited to: Marcella Arguello, Janine Brito, Chris Burns, Katie Compa, Emily Heller, Ally Johnson, Loren Kraut, Veronica Mannion, Kelly McCarron, Morgan, Natasha Muse, Allison Page, and Mary Van Note!


Tickets: $10 at the door,
or online at brownpapertickets.com/event/136809.

Thursday, December 9, 2010
8pm



Selene Luna's
Sweating the Small Stuff

Selene Luna's Sweating the Small Stuff

Selene Luna returns to San Francisco with her hilarious stand up comedy show featuring ROBOPRIEST, a real-life friggin' robot!


Tickets: $15 at the door,
or $12 online at acteva.com/go/selene.

Saturday, December 4, 2010
10pm



hoboFish Improv

hoboFish

An awesome night for double improv, featuring both hoboFish and Chicken Scratch


Tickets: $10 at the door,
or $7 online at hobofishimprov.com.

Saturday, November 20, 2010
8pm



Snob Theater

Snob Theater

Snob Theater is a show that features the best in the Bay Area's indie rock bands and stand-up comedians. The small 50+ seat theater setting makes for the most intimate of performances and provides a unique and exciting atmosphere. Created and organized by Bay Area comedian/music blogger Shawn Robbins, Snob Theater is an event that showcases the comfort of the performers as they take chances in a stripped-down setting.

Comedians:
W. Kamau Bell
Paco Romane
Colleen Watson
Kevin Avery

Musical Guests:
The Dead Westerns
Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits


Watch the awesome trailer!



Tickets: $10 at the door.

$1 off drink tickets will be provided for anyone willing to visit the nearby bars.

Friday, November 19, 2010
10pm



Tom Lenk Live!

Tom Lenk Live!

Actor and comedian, Tom Lenk (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Transformers, Broadway's Rock of Ages), is giving NorCal what she really wants - an alternative comedy/storytelling show live in San Francisco! Packed full of all new, mortifying and crazy tales, Lenk recounts his recent mis-adventures on and off the Broadway Stage. Take that SF! Audiences have described his onstage shenanigans as "A one-man comedy spectacle of awesome!" "An irreverent, sometimes moving, always funny tour de force." and "The best way to spend a Saturday night other than getting laid!" His hodge-podge, prop-tastic, show and tell, song and dance, audience interactive, out of left field, Bob Ross inspired stylings are sure to give you laugh induced abdominal soreness...


Tickets: $20 at the door,
or $15 online at brownpapertickets.com/event/134015.

Saturday, November 13, 2010
8pm and 10pm



Wits 'n Ass

Wits 'n Ass

Like laughs? I thought so. Like ladies? I knew it. Like them together? Who doesn't?!?! Get your fix with loads of laughs from an exquisite all female line-up of comedy crack-ups! Enjoy (and you will) sketches, monologues stand-up, one woman show excerpts and general hilarity! There are two nights of awesome, with two different line-ups! Come to both, and get filled up with awesome. Performers including, but certainly not limited to: Marcella Arguello, Janine Brito, Chris Burns, Katie Compa, Emily Heller, Ally Johnson, Loren Kraut, Veronica Mannion, Kelly McCarron, Morgan, Natasha Muse, Allison Page, and Mary Van Note!


Tickets: $10 at the door,
or online at brownpapertickets.com/event/136809.

Thursday, November 11, 2010
8pm



I Never Fucked Mrs. G

I Never Fucked Mrs. G

A multimedia performance memoir about Zeke's high school teacher who fucked everybody but Zeke. Before every public school had a resident predatory teacher making news and deflowering C-students, there was hot, young Mrs. G. with an endless supply of pubescent male jailbait at her disposal -- getting away with it because people in the 1980s naively thought female teachers couldn't be predators. But how did she treat the boy she didn't want to fuck? The boy she didn't like? The boy NOBODY liked?

...This is Zeke's story.

Also featuring:
Production Design and art by James Scott Hummel
Additional artwork by Michelle Elizabeth
a mock-newscast by Sherilyn Connelly of Bad Movie Night
and musical guest -Jim Fourniadis of The Dark Room Theater

Tickets: $10 at the door.

Friday and Saturday at 8pm
November 5 - 6, 2010



Snob Theater

Snob Theater

Snob Theater is a show that features the best in the Bay Area's indie rock bands and stand-up comedians. The small 50+ seat theater setting makes for the most intimate of performances and provides a unique and exciting atmosphere. Created and organized by Bay Area comedian/music blogger Shawn Robbins, Snob Theater is an event that showcases the comfort of the performers as they take chances in a stripped-down setting.

Comedians:
Jesse Elias
Edwin Li
Caitlin Gill
Chris Thayer

Musical Guests:
Emily Jane White
The Northern Key


Tickets: $10 at the door,
or online at brownpapertickets.com/event/131086.

$1 off drink tickets will be provided for anyone willing to visit the nearby bars.

Saturday, October 22, 2010
10pm



The Shining: Live

The Shining: Live

Meet Jack Torrance.

Writer, devoted husband and father, former schoolteacher, caretaker of the Overlook Hotel and murderous lunatic.

This October, gasp in horror as we take an axe (not a roque mallet) to this classic tale of horror and inexcusable creepiness.

Will Wendy Torrance avoid being chopped into little pieces?
Will Dick Halloran get lucky?
Will Danny Torrance talk to his finger?
Will there be a bear?
There is only one way to find out.

Come to the Dark Room Theater this October and play with us…forever and ever…we’re going to scare the hell out of you, tee hee!

The Shining: Live was adapted and directed by Jim Fourniadis and stars: Damien Chacona, Dawn Corine, Monica Hernandez, Jay Huston, Jim Jeske, Tim Kay, Jessica Schroeder, Christina Shonkwiler, Andrew Wenger and Bryce Byerley as STEPHEN KING.

Tickets: $20 at the door,
and online at brownpapertickets.com/event/123568.

Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
October 1 - 23, 2010



KO Comedy:
Welcome to the Future

KO Comedy: Welcome to the Future

KO Comedy, Kabeezy and Sammy KO, bring you the future of comedy. Sidesplitting, tearjerking performances by the future big names in the stand up world. Every show will leave you asking for more. A night you won't forget.

Featuring: Steve Ferris, Susan Maletta, Nick Hanna, and more!


Tickets: $10 at the door.

Friday, October 15, 2010
10pm



hoboFish Improv

hoboFish

C'mon out for a double comedy night with hoboFish improv and Kamikaze Theory! Woot! You will remember this event for the rest of your life...


Tickets: $10 at the door,
or $7 online at hobofishimprov.com.

Saturday, October 2, 2010
10pm



Sketch Comedy by Jerry Terry

Sketch Comedy by Jerry Terry



Tickets: $5 at the door.

Friday, October 1, 2010
10:30pm



Roommates From Hell

Roommates From Hell

Ever share a fridge? A bathroom? A phone bill? Your toothbrush? Having a roommate can be a mutually rewarding experience, or it can prove to be a kind of personal hell. This September come and share some particularly frightening anecdotes from people who have done their time in roommate purgatory and survived to tell the tale.

Your infernal correspondents:

Friday, September 17 (hosted by Sherilyn Connelly)
Andrew Moore & Justin Gomes
Shawn Robbins
Thomas Roche
Zeke Tyrus
Uphill Both Ways

Saturday, September 18 (hosted by Sherilyn Connelly)
Melinda Bailey
Charlie Ballard
Lynn Breedlove
Thomas Roche
Bucky Sinister

Friday, September 24 (hosted by Jim Fourniadis)
Attaboy
Dana M. Chernack
Emily Heller
Beth Lisick
Desiree Rogers
Uphill Both Ways

Saturday, September 25 (hosted by Jim Fourniadis)
Attaboy
Sherilyn Connelly
Emily Heller
Michael Layne-Heath
Desiree Rogers
Sammy Wegent



Tickets: $10 at the door,
or online at brownpapertickets.com/event/123304.

Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
September 17 - 25, 2010



Snob Theater

Snob Theater

Snob Theater is a show that features the best in the Bay Area's indie rock bands and stand-up comedians. The small 50+ seat theater setting makes for the most intimate of performances and provides a unique and exciting atmosphere. Created and organized by Bay Area comedian/music blogger Shawn Robbins, Snob Theater is an event that showcases the comfort of the performers as they take chances in a stripped-down setting.

Comedians:
Chris Burns
Sean Keane
Jesse Fernandez
Kevin O'Shea

Musical Guests:
Poor Bailey
Con Brio


Tickets: $10 at the door,
or online at brownpapertickets.com/event/121372.

Saturday, September 18, 2010
10pm



The Front Row

The Front Row

Hosted by Kelly Anneken

Featurings Special Guests
Donny Divanian & Jesse Elias


Tickets: $7 at the door.

Saturday, September 4, 2010
7:30pm



Sigh-Fi:
An Evening of
Science-Fiction Themed
Comedic Shorts

Sigh-Fi: An Evening of Science-Fiction Themed Comedic Shorts



Tickets: $25 at the door,
or $20 online at writingmanproductions.com.

Thursdays and Fridays
August 26 - September 3, 2010



Snob Theater

Snob Theater

Snob Theater is a show that features the best in the Bay Area's indie rock bands and stand-up comedians. The small 50+ seat theater setting makes for the most intimate of performances and provides a unique and exciting atmosphere. Created and organized by Bay Area comedian/music blogger Shawn Robbins, Snob Theater is an event that showcases the comfort of the performers as they take chances in a stripped-down setting.

Comedians:
Sean Sinha
Katie Compa
Chris Garcia
Ray Molina

Musical Guests:
Ash Maynor (Ghost and the City)
Jonah Matranga


Tickets: $10 at the door,
or online at brownpapertickets.com/event/121371.

Friday, August 27, 2010
10pm

Previous Dark Room Stuff
2010




The Sound of
Young America presents:
The 40 Year Old Boy:
Success Is Not an Option

The 40 Year Old Boy: Success Is Not an Option

Mike Schmidt doesn't want to be "That Guy" but sadly, he might not have a choice.

Every week on his brutally funny podcast, "The 40 Year Old Boy," Mike fights a war between the man he is and the man he wants to be. Talking at the speed of his head, he tells stories of a life suspended somewhere between cautionary tale and cruel joke.

Now, Mike brings this verbal mosh pit to San Francisco for two nights onstage at The Dark Room in the Mission District. Hosted by Bucky Sinister.

The Sound of Young America can be heard in the Bay Area on KALW (91.7 FM) at 2pm on Wednesdays.

For more information, visit maximumfun.org.


Tickets: $15 at the door,
or online at brownpapertickets.com/event/113771.

Friday and Saturday at 10pm
August 20 - 21, 2010



Charlie Ballard: Live DVD Taping

Charlie Ballard Live

Comedian Charlie Ballard is a San Francisco Native whose made a splash on the national comedy scene. Charlie's been seen on LOGO, Comedy Central, NBC's America's Got Talent, and has been featured in publications such as the The Indian Country, Campus Magazine and the Advocate Magazine. Charlie's wowed audiences from San Francisco to Toronto, Canada with his slapstick, physical and observational humor. Don't miss out on a fantastic show that is sure to be a fun evening of stand up comedy!


Tickets: $10 at the door,
or online at brownpapertickets.com/event/120615.

Thursday, August 12, 2010
8pm



Hullabaloo II

Hullabaloo II

An evening of dance, singing and storytelling!


Tickets: $10 at the door,
or online at hullabaloo2.eventbrite.com.

Thursday, July 22, 2010
8pm



hoboFish Improv

hoboFish

Come on out for an awesome night of improv and sketch comedy!

We are back from our show at the LA Improv fesitval by iO West and are excited for this next show back in the bay! This time we'll be featuring our good friends, Kamikaze Theory, for some hilarious sketch comedy. For more information, check out hobofishimprov.com.


Tickets: $10 at the door,
and $7 online at hobofishimprov.com.

Saturday, July 17, 2010
10pm



Snob Theater

Snob Theater

Snob Theater is a show that features the best in the Bay Area's indie rock bands and stand-up comedians. The small 50+ seat theater setting makes for the most intimate of performances and provides a unique and exciting atmosphere. Created and organized by Bay Area comedian/music blogger Shawn Robbins, Snob Theater is an event that showcases the comfort of the performers as they take chances in a stripped-down setting.

Comedians:
Miles K
Coree Spencer
Loren Kraut
Dave Thomason

Musical Guests:
Sean Hayes
T.V. Mike and the Scarecrowes


Tickets: $10 at the door,
or online at brownpapertickets.com/event/117280.

Friday, July 16, 2010
10pm



Kicked in the Balls of my Heart

Kicked in the Balls of my Heart

Hilarious Stories of horrific heartbreak!
Terrifying True Tales of Romance gone Awry!
In this autobiographical one-man show, comedian and Bay Area favorite Louis Katz (HBO, Comedy Central) repeatedly falls for the wrong women, from a deceitful Brazilian bombshell to a sexy homeless heroin addict. Yet somehow, Louis finds humor in this series of raunchy true stories told in hilarious, graphic detail.

You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll be glad you’re not him.
Will this hopeless romantic turn into a hardened cynic?
Will he ever find true love?
Are his heart and his dick conspiring to destroy him?

Find out at... "Kicked in the Balls of my Heart!!!!"


Tickets: $10 at the door,
or online at brownpapertickets.com/event/117893.

Thursday through Saturday at 8pm
July 8 - 10, 2010



Deshret Student Showcase

Deshret Student Showcase

Please join us for an evening of performances by:

Nanna Candelaria
Crystal Silmi
Deshret Dance Company
Deshret's Sister Troupe
Classes and students of Darker Still Studios


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

Saturday, July 3, 2010
7:30pm



Jeremiah the Juggler

Jeremiah the Juggler

Experience the unique talents of Jeremiah the Juggler! Blending a dazzling display of juggling and wizardry with hilarious stage antics, his graceful yet commanding presence is sure to have you simultaneously holding your breath and howling with laughter!

Facebook Link.


Tickets at the door: $10 general, $7 kids under 12.

Thursday and Friday at 7pm
July 1 - 2, 2010



Happy Forever:
The Life and Death of an Italian Cat

Happy Forever: The Life and Death of an Italian Cat

Conceptual artist Spy Emerson creates gallery bound costumes, sets, and a story based on her experiences as a crewmember of the acclaimed Swimming Cities art projects. The play performance is a dark comedy about human exploration, inspired and grotesque. Following a successful float down the Hudson River, the Swimming Cities crew went to Slovenia; built art boats from junk, and navigated the Adriatic Sea to Venice, Italy. The culture-jammers spent three weeks living in the boats on the water en route to crash the Venice Biennale with their outsider art, an unrecognized genre by the institution. In the performance, Emerson plays two roles, herself as a disenchanted art marauder, and a cat that becomes the unwilling mascot of the motley crew. The cast includes Dottie Lux of Red Hots Burlesque, poetic luminary Dr. Hal Robins, and Gooby Herms, among other local talents.

The show at the Dark Room Theater is performed one night only, and then installed for exhibition in July’s art murmur at Warehouse 416 in Oakland. Happy Forever: The Life and Death of an Italian Cat is performed Saturday June 26th 7pm, 8pm, and 9pm.

Images and video available at www.spygirlfriday.com.

Read about it in SF Weekly!
http://www.sfweekly.com/events/happy-forever-the-life-and-death-of-an-italian-cat-2023541/



Tickets: $6 at the door.

Saturday, June 26, 2010
Three shows: 7, 8, 9pm



Snob Theater

Snob Theater

Snob Theater is a show that features the best in the Bay Area's indie rock bands and stand-up comedians. The small 50+ seat theater setting makes for the most intimate of performances and provides a unique and exciting atmosphere. Created and organized by Bay Area comedian/music blogger Shawn Robbins, Snob Theater is an event that showcases the comfort of the performers as they take chances in a stripped-down setting.

Comedians:
Red Scott
Melanie O'Brien
Alex Koll
DJ Real

Musical Guests:
Judgement Day
Stomacher


Tickets: $10 at the door,
and online at brownpapertickets.com/event/109845.

Friday, June 25, 2010
10pm



Charles - Relentless Sketch Comedy

Snob Theater

With special guest Think Tank!


Tickets: $10 at the door.

Thursday and Friday at 8pm
June 17 - 18, 2010



Twilight Zone Live: Season VII

Twilight Zone Live: Season VII

Submitted for your approval...time: the present. Place: a small dark stage found 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, Spring has returned with its promise of renewal, but there's a sign post up ahead...next stop: Dark Room Productions' Twilight Zone Live: Season VII.

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 on stage!

Each of the four weekends is completely unique, with new episodes, new "Rods" and new commercials! Discounts will be give at the door for anyone wanting to see all four weekends...which we recommend! Talk to our door person for details.

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


STARRING:
ALEXIA STANIOTES
CAMERON ENG
JAY HUSTON
& REY ZEGRI
as ROD SERLING

Episodes include:
May 21 & 22
"Living Doll" by Ralph Hoy
"Cavender Is Coming" by Max Hartman

May 28 & 29
"One For the Angels" by Rey Zegri
"The Howling Man" by Damien Chacona, Jason Lewis & Andy Wenger

June 4 & 5
"Escape Clause" by Peter Illes
"Walking Distance" by Peter Kim & Frisco

June 11 & 12
"5 Characters In Search of an Exit" by Patrick Simms
"The Mask" by Ralph Hoy

Read about in SF Weekly!

http://www.sfweekly.com/events/twilight-zone-live-season-vii-1966276/

Watch the trailer:



Watch VidSF's coverage:







Tickets: $20 at the door, or
online at brownpapertickets.com/event/109443.
(Use discount code MAGGIE for $5 off.)

Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
May 21 - June 12, 2010



Dan Carbone:
NEW Tales of
Mystery and Imagination

Dan Carbone

From the bottom of the cabbage patch to the outer regions of the Horse Head Nebula.


"Dan Carbone is not of this earth! He is a true transplant from the real nether-lands. Not from the land of tulips and windmills, but from a region between retardation and genius! His mind is a bridge where wisdom and infantilization cross deep waters. His mental imagery contains all the garbage that has been flung at him from kindergarten on up. The deep waters of his mind have washed that garbage and beached it in strange formations for all to view. Like seashells they sing the tunes of their birthplace." — George Kuchar

Following last month's smash series of sold out performances, Bay Area absurdist writer/ performer Dan Carbone (whom the SF Weekly described as "kind of the Daniel Johnston of performance art") returns to the Dark Room for an encore performance of new works including "Ol' Blue Balls" about a chance encounter between Frank Sinatra and a little girl in the 1950s, "Debbie and the Demons" (the less said, the better) and "The Koreans," about a surreal, true-life encounter between Carbone and some young Korean students on the streets of downtown Oakland.

"He's kind of the Daniel Johnston of performance art… Dan Carbone possesses an epic dedication to his art… Plenty of people (art school druggies, mostly) dabble in being super weird, but they don't have the stamina, the locked-jawed commitment, the self-knowledge, or the skill of Carbone…" — Hiya Swanhuyser, SF Weekly

"A long cherished and uniquely committed Bay Area talent who remarkably has eluded actually being committed. The late-show slot is altogether apt. Carbone's stage occupies a space between Pee Wee's Playhouse and Night Gallery. In so far as the Dark Room shows — which began in February — stand to be a regular thing, Satan and audiences willing, we can all rest uneasier." — Robert Alvia, SF Guardian

"A unique genius reminiscent of Jonathan Winters." — Gene Price, Bay Times

Website: dancarbone.net.



Tickets: $10 at the door,
and online at brownpapertickets.com/event/111013.

Friday, May 28, 2010
10pm



Uphill Both Ways Presents
Dave McKew's 37th Birthday
Starring Colin Benoit!
(also starring Dave McKew)

Uphill Both Ways Presents Dave McKew's 37th Birthday Starring Colin Benoit! (also starring Dave McKew)

San Francisco sketch comedy team Uphill Both Ways is back to celebrate Dave's 37th birthday! They'll perform some of their favorite skits from their first 8 years plus a few new ones...and a few surprises. Speaking of surprises, Dave thinks he's getting the ticket money for his birthday, but actually all proceeds will go to The Gaiety Project, the revival of a only-in-SF cutting-edge vintage performance house in the beautiful, downtown Tenderloin. More info at http://www.foulplaysf.com/thegaiety.

Since 2002, UBW has performed in over a dozen Bay Area venues and at numerous international comedy festivals in SF, NYC, LA, Washington DC, Dallas, Atlanta, Vancouver and Toronto. Their short films have been seen at film festivals across the U.S. and Canada and televised on Comedy Central and The Hotel Networks.


Tickets: $10 at the door,
and online at brownpapertickets.com/event/110190.

Friday, May 14, 2010
8pm



Snob Theater

Snob Theater

Snob Theater is a show that features the best in the Bay Area's indie rock bands and stand-up comedians. The small 50+ seat theater setting makes for the most intimate of performances and provides a unique and exciting atmosphere. Created and organized by Bay Area comedian/music blogger Shawn Robbins, Snob Theater is an event that showcases the comfort of the performers as they take chances in a stripped-down setting.

Comedians:
Bill Coladonato
Kelly McCarronv Kevin Munroe
Brandon Lynch

Musical Guests:
Grand Lake
Michael Zapruder


Tickets: $10 at the door,
and online at brownpapertickets.com/event/109537.

Friday, May 14, 2010
10pm



Dystopian Veneer

Dystopian Veneer

Dystopian Veneer is a unconventional, darkly comedic satire about a few various causes and effects loose in the current phase of human society. From the meltdown of Wall Street to the questionable influence of secret societies, modern religion's vapid fecklessness, and humanity's potential for actual evolution at this juncture, a representative operator lays out the halftime report of an organization whose social contract expires at midnight, December 21, 2012. The typical lines separating stage performance from real life will be disregarded, and the audience brought into new roles as contributors, instigators, and willing agents thereafter. This is not a show for those who are desperately clinging to failing structures and crippled traditions. If you've ever wondered what it would be like to consciously crash a system in order to promote effective reconstruction, take a trip through Dystopian Veneer. Maybe things out there in the world really aren't what you think they are...and there's more you could be doing about it. Clock's ticking.

Dystopian Veneer is the work of Paul Addis. His last stage appearance was the gripping, gritty, and unnerving life of Hunter S. Thompson from 1968-1971, Gonzo — A Brutal Chrysalis. After taking time to answer for the iconoclastic torching of Burning Man's wooden idol in 2007, Paul returns to the stage with a passion for both the real and unreal souls as they struggle to define their new roles in the history of the future past.

Official website: dystopianveneer.com.

Read about it on sfbg.com!


Tickets: $10 at the door,
and online at brownpapertickets.com/event/105671.

Fridays at 10pm
April 30 - May 7, 2010



Goodnight Harvey

Goodnight Harvey

IFYW presents the premiere of their short film "Goodnight Harvey." Featuring a special live performance by The Muppos.

Sam, a young man who has always been obsessed with puppets, is having a hard time adjusting to his new job as a puppet skinner's apprentice. At least things were easier when the puppets were delivered dead. But when a puppet named Harvey wakes up under Sam's blade he must confront the realities of his profession and choose between helping the creature or carrying out the duties of his profession.

Read about it on Examiner.com!

Watch the trailer:



Free!

Saturday, May 1, 2010
7pm and 9pm



hoboFish Improv

hoboFish

Come on out for an awesome night of improv and sketch comedy!

We are back from our show at the LA Improv fesitval by iO West and are excited for this next show back in the bay! This time we'll be featuring our good friends, Kamikaze Theory, for some hilarious sketch comedy.


Tickets: $10 at the door,
and $7 online at hobofishimprov.com.

Saturday, July 17, 2010
10pm



Jabari Davis & Associates

Jabari Davis & Associates
Jabari Davis & Associates



Tickets: $10 at the door.

Thursdays at 8pm
April 22 - May 6, 2010



Technically Virgins Does Your Taxes

Technically Virgins Does Your Taxes

Come celebrate your huge tax refund with your very favorite virgins. Alternatively, let us fill your government-raped heart with laughs after you send that fat check to Uncle Sam. And if that weren't enough, all this will be done... with MUSIC! Musical accompaniment by the one and only Min Kahng.


Tickets: $10 at the door,
and online at brownpapertickets.com/event/105057.

Thursday, April 15, 2010
First Show: 8pm
Second Show: 10pm



Chicken Scratch Improv Presents:
Spring Chicken

Chicken Scratch Improv Presents: Spring Chicken

Hey there Chicken Scratch fans. We are coming back to the stage and are itching to entertain, shock and amaze you! We have four 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 American Idol, Tiger Woods' text messages, and iPads, we have a lot to work with. Come join the fun!



Tickets: $15 at the door,
and online at brownpapertickets.com/event/106549.

Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
April 9 - 17, 2010



Snob Theater

Snob Theater

snob theater is a small, all ages show offering intimate performances by musical artists and comedians. there are probably less than 50 seats in the club. otherwise, you can stand in the back by the bar. you must get there and claim your reservation no later than half an hour after the doors open (depending on the night, usually at either 7 or 7:30pm). door cover is $10, sometimes more if we have special guests. so buy tickets online.

if online tickets sell out, don't despair. to snag a standing spot, line up before the show. once you're in, the show doesn't start till about an hour after doors open. music plays in the background; softly at first, so loud that you have a hard time hearing your friends as the night gets later. lights are dim, and they get darker as the evening progresses until you can barely see your feet. once the show starts, the announcer will demand rapt attention. no chatting allowed. cell phones - no way. this is not a hang out for your buddies with live music in the background. the artists get the full attention here, and it makes for a most wonderful music venue.

good luck! and rock on.

hosted by: shawn robbins

comedians: jules posner - http://www.facebook.com/julesposner
emily heller - http://www.rooftopcomedy.com/comics/EmilyHeller
natasha muse - http://natashamuse.com/
mary van note - http://www.maryvannote.com/

musical guests:
dave smallen - http://www.davesmallen.com/
birdmonster - http://birdmonstermusic.com/

Facebook Event Page.


Tickets: $10 at the door,
and online at brownpapertickets.com/event/103487.

Thursday, April 8, 2010
8pm



Dan Carbone:
New Comedic Tales of
Mystery and Imagination

Dan Carbone

Bay Area absurdist writer/ performer Dan Carbone (whom the SF Bay Guardian has described as “Jonathan Winters meets Cocteau”) returns to the Dark Room for an evening of new works including “Ol’ Blue Balls” about a chance encounter between Frank Sinatra and a little girl in the 1950s, “Debbie and the Demons” a woman wreaks havoc all around the globe (sort of like if Godzilla were directed by Kurosawa) and “The Koreans,” about a surreal, true-life encounter between Carbone and some young Korean students on the streets of downtown Oakland.


Tickets: $8 at the door,
and online at brownpapertickets.com/event/101306.

Saturday, April 3, 2010
10pm



Caddyshack: Live!

Caddyshack: Live

Pandemonium reigns as lovable blowhard Al Czervik disrupts an idyllic snobatorium, The Bushwood Country Club, much to the chagrin of stuffy Judge Smails. Meanwhile, college-bound caddy Danny Noonan must decide whether it's smarter to kiss up to Smails for the coveted Caddy Scholarship, or take the advice of semi-suave playboy Ty Webb and just be the ball.

Everything will come to a head in 18 grueling holes of high-stakes golf...just so long as shell-shocked assistant greenskeeper Carl doesn't vaporize the fairway in search of a pesky gopher.

Caddyshack: Live! is adapted and directed by Jim Fourniadis and stars Jody Frandle, Bronson McKinley, Austin Brown, Tim Kay, Jim Jeske, Mikl Em, Jay Huston, Erin Lucas, Dawn Corine, Guy Silvestro, Peter Kim, Bryce Byerley and Christina Shonkwiler as The Gopher.



Read about in SF Weekly!

http://www.sfweekly.com/events/caddyshack-live--1897364/

Watch the trailer!



Tickets: $20 at the door,
and online at brownpapertickets.com/event/99361.

Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
March 5 - 27, 2010



Hobofish Improv

hoboFish

An awesome night of Improv!


Tickets: $10 at the door,
and $7 online at hobofishimprov.com.

Saturday, March 13, 2010
10pm



Dan Carbone:
“Up from the Ground”
& “There Be Monsters!”

Dan Carbone

“Dan Carbone is not of this earth! He is a true transplant from the real nether-lands. Not from the land of tulips and windmills, but from a region between retardation and genius! His mind is a bridge where wisdom and infantilization cross deep waters. His mental imagery contains all the garbage that has been flung at him from kindergarten on up. The deep waters of his mind have washed that garbage and beached it in strange formations for all to view. Like seashells they sing the tunes of their birthplace.” – George Kuchar

Bay Area absurdist writer/ performer Dan Carbone (whom the SF Bay Guardian has described as “Jonathan Winters meets Cocteau”) presents an evening of two award-winning Solo Performance pieces, “Up From the Ground” and “There Be Monsters!”

“Up From the Ground” is a tragi-comedy about a Southern family entrance by a holy flower-like thing growing in their cornfield that Brad Rosenstein of the SF Guardian pronounced as “Brilliantly Demented!”

“There Be Monsters!” is a collection of surreal vignettes and dream sequences involving characters such as a monkey astronaut, a dead Elvis waiting on the Highway of Eternity in a limousine and Jesus paired with a hallucinatory monkey named Jungle Bell. Michael Scott Moore of the SF Weekly said of this piece that it “almost made me fall out of my chair.”

Check out the promo video “Debbie & the Demons!” by Mike Kuchar:



Tickets: $8 at the door,
and online at brownpapertickets.com/event/101303.

Saturday, March 6, 2010
10pm



Robert Selander, Adam Shenkman
& Sean Hart Are Comedians!

Rober Selander



Tickets: $10 at the door.

Friday, March 5, 2010
10:30pm



Rick Shapiro
& Dan Carbone

Rick Shapiro

About Rick Shapiro:
“Searingly honest, the most transgressive comedian in America today…He’s the toast of New York’s Lower East Side underground scene” – Penthouse Magazine

“Equal parts Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor and Lou Reed. Shapiro is New York’s most lurid funnyman – a real star.” – NY Press

"…an explosive comedic talent, a sort of punk-rock, white Richard Pryor with a literary bent, part Iggy Pop, part Phillip Roth” – New York Observer

“Downtown New York provocateur Rick Shapiro debuts with a CD of hard-edged, uncompromising stand-up comedy. As far from the mainstream as it is, “Unconditional Love” still manages to speak universal truths and expose many of our follies.” – Billboard

“His pointed observations on pop culture are pure brilliance” – TimeOut New York

“Rick Shapiro is a top comedian” – Howard Stern

About Dan Carbone:
“Dan Carbone is not of this earth! He is a true transplant from the real nether-lands. Not from the land of tulips and windmills, but from a region between retardation and genius!” – George Kuchar, Cult Film Director

“The snatches of comic surrealism Carbone performed were among the funniest things I’ve ever seen on stage; hilarious and elegant and really, really weird.” – Michael Scott Moore SF Weekly

“In a town where every conceivable wrinkle in solo theatre seems to have been ironed out long ago, Dan Carbone crept out from under the bed and lit the mattress on fire.” – Brad Rosenstein, Bay Guardian


Tickets: $8 at the door.

Saturday, February 27, 2010
10pm



Mary Van Note
with Special Guests

Mary Van Note with Special Guests

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." The San Francisco Bay Guardian called her a "Zine-Queen Comedian" as she regularly makes zines, crafts and mini-comics. Her specialties are stick-figures and cross-stitch.

More info about Mary: maryvannote.com


Tickets: $10 at the door,
or $9 online at brownpapertickets.com/event/96185.

Friday, February 26, 2010
10pm



Happy Forever:
The Life and Death of an Italian Cat

Happy Forever: The Life and Death of an Italian Cat

In a remote Italian fishing village lived a simple housecat. Not until her death, did her life get complicated. Based on a real happening, this is a fictional play about the unofficial mascot of the swimming cities of serenissima… and about her desecration.


Tickets: $10 at the door.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Three shows: 7, 8, 9pm



Hobofish Improv

hoboFish

A hilarious night of Improv!


Tickets: $10 at the door,
and $7 online at hobofishimprov.com.

Saturday, February 13, 2010
10pm



Wegent & Page
Draw the Line

Wegent & Page

Sammy Wegent and Allison Page can't possibly be serious. Not only did they date on and off for six months and do a show about it in December, they are now both single and living in the same apartment. It can't be healthy but it's most certainly hilarious. Wegent & Page are back with new material about breaking up, breaking down, and breaking barriers when it comes to love in general. Through sketches, improv, 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.

Read more about it in the SF Weekly!


Tickets: $10 at the door.

Friday and Saturday at 8pm
February 12 - 13, 2010



The FRISCO Variety Show

The FRISCO Variety Show

Stepping out of their usual hang, FRISCO zips across town for two special shows at The Dark Room! In addition to their trademarked nonstop comedy that combines elements of both short and long form improv, the company is throwing in a little variety just for some...variety.

These shows will also include some stand-up comedy, a dash of musical comedy, a pinch of sketch comedy and more! Don't miss this chance to see FRISCO in a new light at The Dark Room, February 5 & 6!

The members of FRISCO are Breck Baird, Chris Blair, Austin Broyles, Anthony Hill, Brendan Hill, Colin Higgins, Peter Kim, Allison Page, and Shasta Phillips.


Tickets: $10 at the door,
and online at brownpapertickets.com/event/98063.

Friday and Saturday at 8pm
February 5 - 6, 2010



SF Sketchfest at The Dark Room,
Presented by Atom.com!

SF Sketchfest at The Dark Room

Friday, January 15, 2010

Crisis Hopkins / Pappy's / Things We Made
8PM

The Freeze / Good Neighbor / Pros From Dover
10:30PM

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Barrel Brothers / The Freeze /Barats and Bereta / Josie Long
8PM

Crisis Hopkins / Picnicface / Things We Made
10:30PM

Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Business / Animosity Pierre
8PM

Friday, January 22, 2010

Black Sundays / Tang / The Cool Table
8PM

The Business / Waiting For Obama / 2-Man No Show
10:30PM

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Funny But Mean / Julie Brister: Fatparts / 2-Man No Show
8PM

Black Sundays / Waiting For Obama / Sara Benincasa's Agorafabulous!
10:30PM

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Robber Barons / The Skinny / Sidecar / The Internet
8PM

Friday, January 29, 2010

Convoy / Birthday Boys / We Are Nudes
8PM

Marvin Berry / The Skinny / Sidecar
10:30PM

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Funny But Mean /A Kiss From Daddy / Holly & Inessa
8PM

Long Pork / Marvin Berry / We Are Nudes
10:30PM



Tickets: $12 online at brownpapertickets.com/event/92762.

Thursdays - Saturdays,
January 15 - 30, 2010
8pm and 10:30pm



Things We Made

Things We Made

Things We Made offers an atmosphere to share unconventional creations. Patrick Bulger and Jesse Fernandez, a comedy duo from space, present thought-provoking pieces about anything from gangster rap to starfish safety. Paul Marino brings to the stage a salad of wit, characters, illustrations, movement, music, and even magic (illusion) from space. The savory music of DJ Real is glazed by his passionate dance, and broken up with one-man, tech-savvy skits and corny jokes from space. To see video from previous shows check out thingswemade.com, a website from space!

Tickets: $10 at the door.

Third Saturday of Every Month
10pm



The Pot Luck Club

The Pot Luck Club

A solo comedy show written and performed by Cornelius M. Peter.

Medical Marijuana is a controversial issue on the tip of everyone’s tongue these days. Is it legal? Who’s smoking it? Who’s selling it? Does it work? Is everyone faking it? Where can I get some? These are just a few of the questions people are always asking, now here’s a show that can give you the answers! As told by a “Bud-tender” in one of the nations first medical marijuana shops, The Pot Luck Club takes you right inside the shop and shows you what it’s like in what some call the “Amsterdam of America”, Hollywood California.

The true story of one man’s wild ride from a nice suburban childhood to the front lines of America’s War on Drugs, the Pot Luck Club takes you from marijuana’s shady past, through it’s strange present, and even gives you a look at its future. The Pot Luck Club tells you a tale so vivid and makes you laugh so hard you’ll walk out with the munchies!


Tickets: $10 at the door.

Saturday, January 9, 2010
8:00pm