Cut the Crap

Cut the Crap

Do you want to change your life, but you don't know where to begin? Are you ready to realize your own "special specialness"? Is it time to set achievable goals (like getting out of bed, for example)?

Clam® is here and ready to lead you on this important journey. Clam Lynch will help you make enormous strides in personal growth and self-discovery without any of the annoying pain and hard work.




Tickets: $15 at the door,
or $12 online at brownpapertickets.com.

Friday, December 2, 2011 at 10:30pm
Friday, December 16, 2011 at 10:30pm
Friday, January 6, 2011 at 8:00pm
Friday, January 13, 2011 at 8:00pm



Snob Theater

Snob Theater

Snob Theater is a one of a kind show that combines performances by today's best in indie rock with equally feted stand-up comedians. Originating at San Francisco's Dark Room Theater, Snob Theater creates a magnet for smart and entertaining performances and provides a unique and exciting atmosphere for the lucky audience. Produced and hosted by comedian/music blogger Shawn Robbins, Snob Theater showcases the comfort of the performers as they take chances in a stripped-down setting. Musicians have included the likes of Sean Hayes, Jonah Matranga, Emily Jane White, Foxtail Brigade, Con Brio, Picture Atlantic and Judgement Day, while the comedians range from local favorites to stars of Comedy Central, Chelsea Lately, and HBO. Each show is also not without a special guest or two. So you never know who you'll see at Snob Theater...

Snob Theater has also been featured in events with Yelp, Noise Pop Festival, and Bridgetown Comedy Festival.

"Snob Theater is genius. It's a beautiful and truly awesome fusion of great comedy and great local music. I came out for Snob Theater a little while back and was beyond impressed. It was such a fun concept and housed in the Dark Room it's got a ton of character."
- Jessica T., Yelp.com

" When I reluctantly performed on it a few months ago, I quickly realized the "Snobs" know what they're doing. I don't know how they know, but the show and the flow of show between musicians and comedians is Tony the Tiger quality grrrrrrrrrrrreat! It doesn't really matter who's on the show, it's just a cool mix. The whole is greater than the sum of its blah blah blah. You get it. It's like Voltron."
- W. Kamau Bell, SF Weekly + The W. Kamau Bell Curve

"The Snob Theater showcase at The Hawthorne Theater (at Bridgetown Comedy Festival 2011 in Portland, OR) was pretty solid gold."
- Alison Hallett, Portland Mercury

Comedians:
Rob Cantrell
Jesse Elias
Alex Koll
Mary Van Note

Special Guest Performance:
Drennon Davis

Musical Guests:
John Vanderslice
The Definite Articles


Tickets: $12 at the door,
or online at snobtheaterdec2011.eventbrite.com/.

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

Friday, December 30, 2011
10:00pm



Dr. Strangelove: Live!

Dr. Strangelove: Live!

The story so far...

The world is teetering on global disaster. Detente is fragile. Politics trumps common sense. Military action is over-deployed. Warmongers are too quick to fire off missiles as a quick solution to diplomatic concerns. Lives are at stake, the planet hangs in the balance and a paralyzing fear grows more and more clear every day that many of our elected leaders and advisors are totally BONKERS. No, it's not the daily news. It's 1962!!

Pandemonium reigns as President Merkin Muffley gingerly breaks the news to an inebriated Soviet Premier that General Jack Ripper has sent his bombers to nuke the Russkies without authorization. Will Buck Turgidson marry former playboy bunny, Miss Scott? Will the Russian Ambassador get caught spying on the Big Board? Will Colonel Bat Guano shoot Group Captain Lionel Mandrake before he can call the president? What exactly is a preversion? And will Dr. Strangelove have a plan for a bold new future??

Watch as we bring to life Stanley Kubrick's classic black comedy which pushes 60's cold war anxiety through Groucho's Marx's cigar, and laugh otherwise you may just shudder.

Dr. Strangelove: LIVE, adapted and directed by Jim Fourniadis. Starring Tim Kay, Andy Wenger, Dan Foley, Peter Illes, Adam Curry, Becky Hirschfeld, Damien Chacona, Craig Souza, Alexia Staniotes and Sean Kelly as the Doctor.





Tickets: $20 at the door,
and online at ticketturtle.com/index.php?show=24565.

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
December 1 - 17, 2011



Hand to Mouth:
Class Warfare

Hand to Mouth: Class Warfare

Funny is the Root of All Evil.

James Fluty and Trevor Hill present 'Hand to Mouth': a topic-based comedy show where each edition explores a specific social, political, or economic issue.

November's Topic: Class Warfare

Comedians Keith Lowell Jensen, Yayne Abeba, Joe Tobin and Matt Gubser join James and Trevor in discussing predatory banking, rising living costs, declining wages, lack of social mobility and the disappearing middle class. They'll also be telling jokes.


Tickets: Pay what you can at the door (suggested $10).

Friday, December 9, 2011
10:00pm



Greetings From Mellyville:
An All-Male Comedy Show!

Greetings From Mellyville: An All-Male Comedy Show!

You've heard of all female comedy shows, right? Well eff that s!!! This is the shocking opposite. That's right, AN ALL MALE COMEDY SHOW, hosted by the ultimate woman's woman, Melanie O'Brien. This testosterone packed line-up features local Bay Area comedians who will have you laughing so hard, you'll be like "women, who?" Just kidding.

Line-up:
Ivan Hernandez
Joe Gorman
Miles K
Chris Thayer
Trevor Hill
and headliner, Chris Garcia


Tickets: $10 at the door.

Saturday, December 3, 2011
10:00pm



Snob Theater

Snob Theater

Snob Theater is a one of a kind show that combines performances by today's best in indie rock with equally feted stand-up comedians. Originating at San Francisco's Dark Room Theater, Snob Theater creates a magnet for smart and entertaining performances and provides a unique and exciting atmosphere for the lucky audience. Produced and hosted by comedian/music blogger Shawn Robbins, Snob Theater showcases the comfort of the performers as they take chances in a stripped-down setting. Musicians have included the likes of Sean Hayes, Jonah Matranga, Emily Jane White, Foxtail Brigade, Con Brio, Picture Atlantic and Judgement Day, while the comedians range from local favorites to stars of Comedy Central, Chelsea Lately, and HBO. Each show is also not without a special guest or two. So you never know who you'll see at Snob Theater...

Snob Theater has also been featured in events with Yelp, Noise Pop Festival, and Bridgetown Comedy Festival.

"Snob Theater is genius. It's a beautiful and truly awesome fusion of great comedy and great local music. I came out for Snob Theater a little while back and was beyond impressed. It was such a fun concept and housed in the Dark Room it's got a ton of character."
- Jessica T., Yelp.com

" When I reluctantly performed on it a few months ago, I quickly realized the "Snobs" know what they're doing. I don't know how they know, but the show and the flow of show between musicians and comedians is Tony the Tiger quality grrrrrrrrrrrreat! It doesn't really matter who's on the show, it's just a cool mix. The whole is greater than the sum of its blah blah blah. You get it. It's like Voltron."
- W. Kamau Bell, SF Weekly + The W. Kamau Bell Curve

"The Snob Theater showcase at The Hawthorne Theater (at Bridgetown Comedy Festival 2011 in Portland, OR) was pretty solid gold."
- Alison Hallett, Portland Mercury

Comedians:
Joey Devine
Matt Morales
Imran G-i
Lydia Popovich

Musical Guests:
Sea of Bees
Rin Tin Tiger


Tickets: $10 at the door,
or online at snobtheaternov2011.eventbrite.com.

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

Friday, November 18, 2011
10:00pm



More Human Than Human

More Human Than Human

From B. Duke, the creator of "Gonzo - A Brutal Chrysalis" and "Dystopian Veneer," comes a new vision, "More Human Than Human." Based on characters presented in "Blade Runner," MHTH finds the emerging humanity of genetic Replicants who are exceeding their emotional design limitations en route to a goal of unrestricted life and liberty. Featuring a young, breakout cast and an abject disregard for theatrical convention, MHTH will blow a hole in your traditional perceptions. Join us.



Watch the trailer!





Tickets: $25 at the door,
and online at brownpapertickets.com/event/204560.

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
November 4 - 19, 2011



Hand to Mouth: Political Parties

Hand to Mouth: Political Parties

Of all the ways to be oppressed, which is your favorite?

James Fluty and Trevor Hill present 'Hand to Mouth': a topic-based comedy show where each edition explores a specific social, political, or economic issue.

November's Topic: Political Parties!

Comedians Joe Klocek (Comedy Central, NBC), Caitlin Gill (SF Sketchfest), and Dave Thomason (NPR) join James and Trevor in shining a light on the corrupt inner workings of the Republican Party, the Democratic Party, and the United Senior Citizen Interest Party of Vermont.

Also, comics Greg Asdourian and Chris Remmers engage in debate - Which party presents a better vision for our great nation: Tea Party Republicans or Progressive Democrats?


Tickets: Pay what you can at the door (suggested $10).

Friday, November 11, 2011
10:00pm



Girl Balls

Girl Balls

Equal parts slapstick and satire, NYC's KIller Killy Dwyer performs original, scintillating songs and avant garde antics dripping with whimsy and wit! "Girl Balls" weaves together Killy's award winning comedic music, masterful storytelling, daring improvisation, just a pinch of audience interaction and demands that you expect to be surprised!

"A tiny blonde powerhouse...had the audience in full-body laughter!" Village Voice

"The spirit is one that celebrates uniqueness and captures the best parts of the New York fringe music and art scene." Broadway World

"Fun times for all. It has the essence of punk cabaret performance art and it's easy to get into. It's packed with quirky songs and lots of laughs from out of nowhere." NYTheater.com

"A fun fringe show with sharp satire and a healthy dose of goofiness." TheaterIsEasy.com

"...has something that few acts I've seen in today's music or comedy scene possesses: A classic, almost vaudevillian quality which lets you know that after the lights have gone down and the laughs died to chuckles, you've seen something special--no kidding." The Examiner

Special guest opener, San Francisco's own Matt PAJAMAS!!

Limited seating! One night only! Get your tickets now!


Tickets: $10 at the door,
or online at brownpapertickets.com/event/203073.


Saturday, October 29, 2011
8:00pm



Inkubus

Inkubus

The west coast premiere of a new horror movie!


Watch the trailer!





Tickets: $10 at the door,
or online at brownpapertickets.com/event/207955.


Thursday, October 27, 2011
7:30pm & 9:30pm



Beetlejuice Live!

Beetlejuice Live!

Opens Friday, October 21st!



Watch the trailer!







Tickets: $20 at the door,
or $15 online at brownpapertickets.com/event/204405

Fridays and Saturdays at 10pm, Sundays at 3pm
October 21 - 30, 2011



The Jay Show

The Jay Show

With Chicken Scratch Improv!


Tickets: $15 at the door,
or $10 online at jayhuston.com.

Friday October 14, 2011, 8:00pm
Saturday October 15, 2011, 8:00pm
Saturday October 22, 2011, 8:00pm



You Might Be a Monster

You Might Be a Monster

With:
Attaboy
Bryce Byerley
Damien Chacona
Jim Fourniadis
Sean Kelly
Mikl Em
Dr. Hal Robins
Christina Shonkwiler

...and Special Guests The Devil-Ettes on October 13!



Tickets: $10 at the door, or
$20 with a signed book.

Thursday October 13, 2011, 8:00pm
Thursday October 20, 2011, 8:00pm



Middle School Poetry Presents
Breakfast Fight Club

Middle School Poetry Presents Breakfast Fight Club





Tickets: $20 at the door,
and online at breakfastfightclub.eventbrite.com.

Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
September 30 - October 8, 2011



Hand to Mouth: The Environment

Hand to Mouth: The Environment

The Environment. Should we just junk it, or what?

James Fluty and Trevor Hill present 'Hand to Mouth': a topic-based comedy show where each edition explores a specific social, political, or economic issue.

October's Topic: The Environment!

Comedians Kevin Munroe, Chris Thayer, Dash Kwiatkowski, and Kollin Holtz join James and Trevor in strip-mining for nuggets of comedic gold in such topics as habitat destruction, species extinction, ocean acidification, and FernGully.

Also, comics Bryce Druzin and Greg Asdourian engage in debate - Which one will be the first to kill us all: Air Pollution or Global Warming?


Tickets: Pay what you can at the door (suggested $10).

Thursday, October 6, 2011
8:00pm



Star Trek: Live!
"The Way to Eden"

Star Trek: Live! The Way to Eden

Space: the final frontier. The Enterprise has been given a brand new mission, to seek out new life and civilization, so they can get down with the Federation! Yes Sci-Fi fans, pandemonium reigns when a bunch of "Space Hippies" beam on to the Enterprise and cause trouble, exercise free love and play that damn rock and roll that is corrupting kids even centuries from now! Come and be one with us as we gleefully pay homage to this anachronistic original episode, dripping with overly wrought metaphors and lame social commentary!

As our favorite halfblooded Vulcan would say, it will be fascinating.



Watch the trailer!





Read about it on Laughing Squid!

Then read about it on sfweekly.com!

And also read about it on sfexaminer.com as well!



Tickets: $20 at the door,
and online at ticketturtle.com/index.php?show=22771.

Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
September 2 - 24, 2011



Snob Theater

Snob Theater

Snob Theater is a one of a kind show that combines performances by today's best in indie rock with equally feted stand-up comedians. Originating at San Francisco's Dark Room Theater, Snob Theater creates a magnet for smart and entertaining performances and provides a unique and exciting atmosphere for the lucky audience. Produced and hosted by comedian/music blogger Shawn Robbins, Snob Theater showcases the comfort of the performers as they take chances in a stripped-down setting. Musicians have included the likes of Sean Hayes, Jonah Matranga, Emily Jane White, Foxtail Brigade, Con Brio, Picture Atlantic and Judgement Day, while the comedians range from local favorites to stars of Comedy Central, Chelsea Lately, and HBO. Each show is also not without a special guest or two. So you never know who you'll see at Snob Theater...

Snob Theater has also been featured in events with Yelp, Noise Pop Festival, and Bridgetown Comedy Festival.

"Snob Theater is genius. It's a beautiful and truly awesome fusion of great comedy and great local music. I came out for Snob Theater a little while back and was beyond impressed. It was such a fun concept and housed in the Dark Room it's got a ton of character."
- Jessica T., Yelp.com

" When I reluctantly performed on it a few months ago, I quickly realized the "Snobs" know what they're doing. I don't know how they know, but the show and the flow of show between musicians and comedians is Tony the Tiger quality grrrrrrrrrrrreat! It doesn't really matter who's on the show, it's just a cool mix. The whole is greater than the sum of its blah blah blah. You get it. It's like Voltron."
- W. Kamau Bell, SF Weekly + The W. Kamau Bell Curve

"The Snob Theater showcase at The Hawthorne Theater (at Bridgetown Comedy Festival 2011 in Portland, OR) was pretty solid gold."
- Alison Hallett, Portland Mercury

Comedians:
Chris Garcia
Kelly McCarron
Casey Ley
Conrad Roth

Musical Guests:
The Family Crest
Foolproof Four


Tickets: $12 at the door,
or online at brownpapertickets.com/event/193081.

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

Friday, September 23, 2011
10:00pm



FOUND Magazine Live

FOUND Magazine Live

Howdy y'all -- some Hollywood cats we like and respect are working on a FOUND TV show, so we're coming to the Bay Area to hang out with a bunch of favorite finders, and me and my brother Peter are also putting on a FREE FOUND Magazine show at the awesome Dark Room in the Mission. I'll share my all-time favorite Bay Area finds, Peter will belt out his heartbreaking and hilarious songs based on Found notes, and the filmmakers will film you laughing and crying in the audience. So please bring your friends, and we'll bring our friends, and let's rock it.

The show will start at 5:00 pm sharp, so please come on time, or even 15 - 20 minutes early to ensure that you get a good seat. By all means, please bring any finds you've collected with you, we'd love to check 'em out. FOUND Magazines, books, and CDs will also be available for sale, so even though the show is FREE, you might want to bring some cash with you.

Holla with any questions! This will be a fun one, hope to see you!

--Davy

"Davy and Peter Rothbart are utterly engaging performers!"
--The Los Angeles Times

"The FOUND Magazine live show is electrifying!"
--The Village Voice

http://foundmagazine.com/
http://21balloons.com/


Free!

Saturday, September 17, 2011
5:00pm



Hand to Mouth: Conspiracy Theories

Hand to Mouth: Conspiracy Theories

Comedians do or do not talk about what may or may not be MASSIVE plots to destroy or improve the world!

James Fluty and Trevor Hill present ‘Hand to Mouth’: a topic-based comedy show where each edition explores a specific social, political, or economic issue.

September’s Topic: Conspiracy Theories!

Comedians Kurt Weitzmann, Cory Loykasek, and Bryan Yang join James and Trevor in penetrating the shadowy world of paranoia, cover-ups, and conspiracies.


Tickets: Pay what you can at the door (suggested $10).

Thursday, September 8, 2011
8:00pm



Snob Theater

Snob Theater

Snob Theater is a one of a kind show that combines performances by today's best in indie rock with equally feted stand-up comedians. Originating at San Francisco's Dark Room Theater, Snob Theater creates a magnet for smart and entertaining performances and provides a unique and exciting atmosphere for the lucky audience. Produced and hosted by comedian/music blogger Shawn Robbins, Snob Theater showcases the comfort of the performers as they take chances in a stripped-down setting. Musicians have included the likes of Sean Hayes, Jonah Matranga, Emily Jane White, Foxtail Brigade, Con Brio, Picture Atlantic and Judgement Day, while the comedians range from local favorites to stars of Comedy Central, Chelsea Lately, and HBO. Each show is also not without a special guest or two. So you never know who you'll see at Snob Theater...

Snob Theater has also been featured in events with Yelp, Noise Pop Festival, and Bridgetown Comedy Festival.

"Snob Theater is genius. It's a beautiful and truly awesome fusion of great comedy and great local music. I came out for Snob Theater a little while back and was beyond impressed. It was such a fun concept and housed in the Dark Room it's got a ton of character."
- Jessica T., Yelp.com

" When I reluctantly performed on it a few months ago, I quickly realized the "Snobs" know what they're doing. I don't know how they know, but the show and the flow of show between musicians and comedians is Tony the Tiger quality grrrrrrrrrrrreat! It doesn't really matter who's on the show, it's just a cool mix. The whole is greater than the sum of its blah blah blah. You get it. It's like Voltron."
- W. Kamau Bell, SF Weekly + The W. Kamau Bell Curve

"The Snob Theater showcase at The Hawthorne Theater (at Bridgetown Comedy Festival 2011 in Portland, OR) was pretty solid gold."
- Alison Hallett, Portland Mercury

Comedians:
John Hoogasian
Josef Anolin
Anita Drieseberg
Phil Johnson

Musical Guests:
The Blank Tapes
Jascha vs Jascha


Tickets: $12 at the door,
or online at brownpapertickets.com/event/191685.

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

Friday, August 26, 2011
10:00pm



Mr. Harry

Mr. Harry


written by Chris Davis
directed by Shawn O'Shea

It’s the worst drought that Berkeley has seen in 100 year and the city council has just issued a decree that all citizens must upgrade their water meters. Herb, a cantankerous old man, has been hoarding water and solemnly swears the city will never catch him. When Herb’ s dog, Mr. Harry, goes missing and his spinster daughter, Nancy starts to question him, Herb wonders if this is mere coincidence or the city council’s diabolical scheme to destroy his family. A tragi-comedy about never turning your back on your own backyard.

ALL PERFORMANCES @ 7:30PM

"Mr. Harry" stars:
Leon Setti
Sandy Rouge
Elijah Diamond
Elaine Gavin
Sean Wigglesworth



August 4 - 6 previews:
Tickets: $15 at the door,
or $10 online at ticketturtle.com/index.php?show=22293.

August 11 - 27 previews:
Tickets: $20 at the door,
or $15 online at ticketturtle.com/index.php?show=22293.

Thursday - Saturdays at 7:30pm
August 4 - 27, 2011



Hand to Mouth: Commercialism

Hand to Mouth: Commercialism

A shallow presentation of an in-depth analysis of Commercialism.

James Fluty and Trevor Hill present 'Hand to Mouth': a topic-based comedy show where each edition explores a specific social, political, or economic issue.

First up: Commercialism!

Comedians Sean Keane, Natasha Muse, and Miles K join James and Trevor in tackling advertising's delightfully duplicitous influence on the lives of humans worldwide.

Also featuring comics Joe Nguyen and Bryce Druzin in a debate over which is the ultimate advertising strategy: Fear or Sex.


Tickets: Pay what you can at the door (suggested $10).

Friday, August 5, 2011
10:00pm



Snob Theater

Snob Theater

Snob Theater is a one of a kind show that combines performances by today's best in indie rock with equally feted stand-up comedians. Originating at San Francisco's Dark Room Theater, Snob Theater creates a magnet for smart and entertaining performances and provides a unique and exciting atmosphere for the lucky audience. Produced and hosted by comedian/music blogger Shawn Robbins, Snob Theater showcases the comfort of the performers as they take chances in a stripped-down setting. Musicians have included the likes of Sean Hayes, Jonah Matranga, Emily Jane White, Foxtail Brigade, Con Brio, Picture Atlantic and Judgement Day, while the comedians range from local favorites to stars of Comedy Central, Chelsea Lately, and HBO. Each show is also not without a special guest or two. So you never know who you'll see at Snob Theater...

Snob Theater has also been featured in events with Yelp, Noise Pop Festival, and Bridgetown Comedy Festival.

"Snob Theater is genius. It's a beautiful and truly awesome fusion of great comedy and great local music. I came out for Snob Theater a little while back and was beyond impressed. It was such a fun concept and housed in the Dark Room it's got a ton of character."
- Jessica T., Yelp.com

" When I reluctantly performed on it a few months ago, I quickly realized the "Snobs" know what they're doing. I don't know how they know, but the show and the flow of show between musicians and comedians is Tony the Tiger quality grrrrrrrrrrrreat! It doesn't really matter who's on the show, it's just a cool mix. The whole is greater than the sum of its blah blah blah. You get it. It's like Voltron."
- W. Kamau Bell, SF Weekly + The W. Kamau Bell Curve

"The Snob Theater showcase at The Hawthorne Theater (at Bridgetown Comedy Festival 2011 in Portland, OR) was pretty solid gold."
- Alison Hallett, Portland Mercury

Comedians:
Greg Edwards
Cory Loykasek
Joe Tobin
Marcella Arguello

Musical Guests:
Michael Musika
Hate Factory


Tickets: $12 at the door,
or online at brownpapertickets.com/event/181569.

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

Friday, July 29, 2011
10:00pm



Twilight Zone Live: Season 8

Twilight Zone Live: Season 8

Rod Serling comes to life once again in The Dark Room Theater's Eighth-annual installment of its popular Twilight Zone Live: Season 8 series Fridays and Saturdays in July! Each weekend gives local actors and directors a chance to showcase their talents as they bring to life episodes of the iconic television show of the 1950s and 1960s with their own unique, and sometimes modernized, adaptations.



Watch the trailer!



Tickets: $20 at the door,
and online at ticketturtle.com/index.php?show=20853.

Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
July 1 - 30, 2011



East Meets West: A Monthly Play Reading Series

The Business

Writing Man Productions from the East & The Dark Room Theater from the West are proud to present six brand new plays by playwrights from all over the United States as performed and staged by actors and directors from the San Francisco Bay Area!

February 13, 2011
"Murielle's Big Date"
written by Ken LaSalle
directed by Shawn O'Shea

March 13, 2011
"Tom's Girls"
written by Elena Naskova
directed by Heather Robinson

April 10, 2011
"Kvetcher In The Wry"
written by Jordan R. Young
directed by Jim Fourniadis

May 15, 2011
"Grandpa Was A Bachelor"
written by Gene Fiskin
directed by Sylvie Bayeus

June 12, 2011
"Mountain Greenery"
written by Evan Guilford-Blake
directed by Daniel Student

July 10, 2011
"Crazy Love"
written by Charlotte Meehan
directed by Jeremy Laurence-Cole


Tickets: $5-10 (sliding scale) at the door.

Second Sundays, 5PM



Snob Theater

Snob Theater

Snob Theater is a one of a kind show that combines performances by today's best in indie rock with equally feted stand-up comedians. Originating at San Francisco's Dark Room Theater, Snob Theater creates a magnet for smart and entertaining performances and provides a unique and exciting atmosphere for the lucky audience. Produced and hosted by comedian/music blogger Shawn Robbins, Snob Theater showcases the comfort of the performers as they take chances in a stripped-down setting. Musicians have included the likes of Sean Hayes, Jonah Matranga, Emily Jane White, Foxtail Brigade, Con Brio, Picture Atlantic and Judgement Day, while the comedians range from local favorites to stars of Comedy Central, Chelsea Lately, and HBO. Each show is also not without a special guest or two. So you never know who you'll see at Snob Theater...

Snob Theater has also been featured in events with Yelp, Noise Pop Festival, and Bridgetown Comedy Festival.

"Snob Theater is genius. It's a beautiful and truly awesome fusion of great comedy and great local music. I came out for Snob Theater a little while back and was beyond impressed. It was such a fun concept and housed in the Dark Room it's got a ton of character."
- Jessica T., Yelp.com

" When I reluctantly performed on it a few months ago, I quickly realized the "Snobs" know what they're doing. I don't know how they know, but the show and the flow of show between musicians and comedians is Tony the Tiger quality grrrrrrrrrrrreat! It doesn't really matter who's on the show, it's just a cool mix. The whole is greater than the sum of its blah blah blah. You get it. It's like Voltron."
- W. Kamau Bell, SF Weekly + The W. Kamau Bell Curve

"The Snob Theater showcase at The Hawthorne Theater (at Bridgetown Comedy Festival 2011 in Portland, OR) was pretty solid gold."
- Alison Hallett, Portland Mercury

Comedians:
Joe Gorman
Grant Lyon
Julian Vance
Dhaya Lakshminarayanan

Musical Guests:
Lia Rose
Kelly McFarling


Tickets: $12 at the door,
or online at brownpapertickets.com/event/176374.

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

Friday, June 24, 2011
10:00pm



Queens Are Not Made: They Are Born!

Queens Are Not Made: They Are Born!

Straight (so to speak) from the heart of San Francisco's Castro District comes a special show by LayBelline and her special friends!

Making a special appearance for a "Keep The Steps In The Castro" fundraising event will be:

LayBelline
U-Phoria
Ivy Drip
Olivia Hart
Velveeta Whore Mel
Lexi Lush
Serenity Heart
& more!

Don't miss this amazing evening of music and laughter!



Tickets: $20 at the door,
or $15 online at ticketturtle.com/index.php?show=21464.

Thursday, June 23, 2011
8:00pm



Superheroes Who Are Super!

Superheroes Who Are Super!

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Philadelphia's breakout hit Superheroes Who Are Super! bringing its unique brand of comedy to SAN FRANCISCO including "The Joker's Greatest Boner" (yes, its as low brow comedy as it sounds)!

BEST IN PHILLY 2010 - PHILADELPHIA MAGAZINE

Directed by Daniel Student.


Tickets: $15 at the door,
or $12 online at ticketturtle.com/index.php?show=20976.

Saturday, June 18, 2011
8:00pm and 10:00pm



"Hold Still...I Want To Tell You A Story!"

Hold Still...I Want To Tell You A Story!

Comedian and storyteller Morgan invites audiences to share an evening with her as she shares her experiences as a former male iron worker who boldly changed her life's direction and emerged as one of the world's most outspoken and hilarious lesbian transwomen.

Morgan has appeared on stand-up stages all over the Bay Area such as The Punchline, The Purple Onion, Russian River Resortand Sacramento Comedy Spot among countless others. Her performance career took a fortuitous turn when she joined the cast of the long running Bawdy Storytelling, a series of live spoken word events which turned out to be a perfect match for Morgan's ribald personality and smartly crafted tales. When she noticed her stories were getting standing ovations she decided the time was right to put together an entire evening of stories culled from her own exceptional life.

The intimate stage of the Dark Room Theater is the perfect venue for audiences looking to enjoy the wit and wisdom of the woman the SF Bay Times called "one of San Francisco's fastest rising comedians and a heroine to the transgender community."

Shockingly candid and outrageously funny, "Hold Still...I Want To Tell You A Story" is an evening with Morgan you won't soon forget.


Tickets: $10 at the door,
or online at ticketturtle.com/index.php?show=21455.

Friday, June 17, 2011
8:00pm



Spy Gets Lucky

Spy Gets Lucky

In 2004 Spy Emerson was living in Prague, Czech Republic as the director of a Conceptual Art space, working jobs in different countries around the world. During a museum job in California, she became pregnant, and decided to change her life completely. She shut down the gallery, moved back to California, and refocused all of her energy into having her child.

Lucky Anderson was born August 26th, 2005, and since that day, Spy has remained committed to her choice to be experience rich, but cash poor, spending all of her time raising her son to be the exceptional child he is. If you have ever met Lucky, you can't help but note what a sparklingly bright, well-educated, responsive, loving, imaginative boy he is. Spy and Lucky have lived on a shoestring for the past 5 years so that Lucky could gain all the benefits of being with his mother, rather than being in a daycare, a gift provided with much committed effort on her part.

Spy and Lucky were joyfully planning a move to Sebastopol (a mere 45 minutes north) to begin the next chapter of their lives, so Lucky can enter a charter Waldorf School in the fall. 6 days before they were to move, Spy was served with a restraining order by her son's father, who ultimately decided not to let them leave Alameda County. He also decided to sue for sole custody of Lucky. Lucky's father has money, and a lawyer advising him.

Spy is an orphan since age 16; she has no money, and no financial help to speak of. She has exhaustively searched out free legal help, but in this economic depression, has found nothing available to her, and is running out of time. She is in great need of legal help, which costs at least $300/hour.

All proceeds from this event will go towards getting Spy the legal help she needs to keep Lucky and move to Sebastopol where he can flourish. There will be a raffle of items generously donated by community organizations that Spy and Lucky have been members of, and food as well.

Performers include KROB, The Dark Room's very own Jim Fourniadis, Cyclecide Walter, Dan the Tuba Player, Dr. Hal, and of course, Spy Emerson, and Mr. John Hell of Radio Valencia is the MC.


Tickets: $10 (or more) at the door.

Saturday, May 28, 2011
8:00pm



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:
John Ross
Rachel McDowell
Max Curry
Trevor Hill

Musical Guests:
It's For Free Grace (Ted Nesseth of Heavenly States)
Obo Martin


Tickets: $12 at the door,
or online at brownpapertickets.com/event/176373.

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

Friday, May 27, 2011
10:00pm



S.M.I.R.K. SF Presents:
Apocalypse Maybe

S.M.I.R.K. SF Presents: Apocalypse Maybe



A smattering of comedic sketches.


Tickets: $10 at the door,
or online at brownpapertickets.com/event/148679.

Friday - Saturday
May 13 - 14, 2011
7:30pm



PianoFight's Monday Night ForePlays

PianoFight's Monday Night ForePlays

Come join the ladies behind PianoFight's Monday Night ForePlays as they hatch a compilation of brand-new comedic sketches in "Spring EGGstravaganza" this April! ForePlays will premiere this original female-driven comedy variety show on April 4th at 8pm, and it will run every Monday night until April 25th at The Dark Room.

Brace yourselves, people; ForePlays has returned after a two-month hiatus to answer some of your most urgent and burning questions. For example, ever wondered what would happen if the popular 5-Hour Energy product was re-imagined in a more adaptable 72-Hour form? Or how the story of a 17th century humorist's poem about restoring hymens ("maiden-heads") can be told in a modern-day original musical? And what is "dick bloat?" "Spring EGGStravaganza" also tackles the age-old "chicken and the egg" dilemma — come first to learn which "came first!"

As a variety show, ForePlays provides a platform for talented female writers, actors, musicians and stand-up comedians of the Bay Area. "Spring EGGstravaganza" will feature award-winning comedians like Janine Brito and Mary Van Note, along with music from The Whiskey Richards and Hanna Rifkin. ForePlays is produced, written and directed by Ruth Grossinger, Nicole Hammersla, Kate Jones, Jessica Mele and Emma Rose Shelton. Joining them as writers and directors this April are Gabi Patacsil, Rachel Rockwood and Meredith Terry. "Spring EGGstravaganza" also features Rachel Ferensowicz, Jed Goldstein, David Levine, Joseph Cornelius Scheppers, Duncan Wold and Sarah Wright-Schreiberg.

Since debuting in November 2009, ForePlays has premiered more than 50 performances, serving up a (farm) fresh female perspective to the SF comedy scene. ForePlays has recently showcased special performances at "SF ImprovFest" and "SF SketchFest" at the Eureka Theater, "WomenROCK" at The Independent, "Comedy Brains" at The Marsh and "A Funny Night for Comedy" at Actors Theatre of San Francisco. ForePlays is committed to creating smart and original comedy while providing a consistent platform for talented female writers, actors, musicians and stand-up comedians in and near San Francisco.


Tickets: $20 at the door
or online at brownpapertickets.com/event/167999 or pianofight.com.


Become a fan of Monday Night ForePlays on Facebook to get $5 off online. A select amount of VIP tickets (which include the best seating in the house and special ForePlays gifts) will be available for $30. Get your tickets now and we look forward to seeing you there!


Mondays in April, 8PM



Technically Virgins: Resurrection

Technically Virgins: Resurrection

After the smashing success of A Very Virgins Vaudeville Valentine's, your favorite Virgins are back on Friday, April 29th at the Dark Room with TWO SHOWS! Yes, that's right folks, two shows at 8pm and 10pm! You won't want to miss Technically Virgins: RESURRECTION!

**DISCOUNT ALERT: Tickets for the 10pm show are $10 online**

Music by Laura Derry, lights by Derek Yee

Technically Virgins Improv is: Shawn Brick, Lindsey Caplan, Marc Harris, Rachel Rockwood and Heather Ryan




Tickets: $10 online at brownpapertickets.com/event/165219.

Friday, April 29, 2011
8:00pm and 10:00pm



Tape

Tape

Jon, a freelance filmmaker on the verge of watching his first film premier on the big screen, hooks up with his long-lost best friend from high school, Vince, a volunteer fireman who makes money selling marijuana in Oakland. Jon's film is being shown at a festival in Lansing, Michigan, and Vince has come from Oakland to see it. Over the course of the evening, Vince gets Jon to admit that he date-raped Amy Randall, a girl whom they both dated in high school, then threatens to blackmail Jon if he doesn't apologize. Vince reveals that Amy is on her way to join them and gives Jon an ugly ultimatum; the clock begins ticking. Amy arrives; stirring-up a tornado of discontent.

Produced, Designed & Directed by J.K. Musser.

FEATURING:

Justin Michael Dietzel as "Vince"
Daniel Korth as "Jon"
Heather Dayah Shaw as "Amy"




Tickets: $15 at the door,
and online at www.4thmirror.com/buy-tickets.html.

Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
April 8 - 23, 2011



Almost Noon Bourbon Presents
Courtin' Disaster

Almost Noon Bourbon Presents Courtin' Disaster



Almost Noon Bourbon is proud to sponsor Courtin' Disaster's upcoming performance at The Dark Room, with special guest Dave G! Hibernation is over - the baby is born, the uke has been adopted, there is nothing to stop us now.


Tickets: $8-10 at the door.

Saturday, April 16, 2011
7:30pm



Snob Theater

Snob Theater

Come celebrate Snob Theater's one year anniversary show!
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:
Will Franken
Mary Van Note
Jules Posner
Natasha Muse

Musical Guests:
Il Gato
Sonny Pete (from Birdmonster)


Tickets: $10 at the door,
or online at brownpapertickets.com/event/167501.

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

Friday, April 8, 2011
10:00pm



For The People
Variety Show

For The People Variety Show

Back by popular demand!! Come see this extraordinary cast of characters come together for a night of pure entertainment! Featuring Carmelita(Diva On A Budget), Pachanga, Sun Diamond, Teddy the Bum, Bobby Guap, and more!!

Please visit www.ForThePeopleComedy.com



Tickets: $15 at the door,
or $10 online at forthepeoplevarietyshow.eventbrite.com.

Friday and Saturday at 10pm
April 1 - 2, 2011



007 James Bond in Ladykiller: Live

007 James Bond in Ladykiller: Live

007 in his oddest assignment yet...

We here at the Dark Room have created an all-new Bond adventure, one that Sir Ian Fleming himself could not write—mostly because he's been dead for decades.

See: James Bond wrestle with gypsies!
Travel: To exotic locations, and even ski!
All: On our tiny stage!

More Action.
More Danger.
More Gadgets.
More Babes.
MORE BOND!

007 James Bond in Ladykiller — Live on stage!

Written and directed by Jim Fourniadis, and starring:

Megan Dueck
Geoffrey Smart
Craig Souza
Coree Spencer
Eryn Lauckern
Katy Sharp
Sean Wigglesworth
Erin Lucas
...and Steffanos X as James Bond

"More than a Man" song written by Jim Fourniadis and Dean Mermell.



Watch the trailer!



Tickets: $20 at the door,
and online at brownpapertickets.com/event/156511.

Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
March 4 - 26, 2011



Everything Jamboree

Everything Jamboree



A variety show produced and curated by three sf comedy darlings, Everything Jamboree is all you could hope for. Every jamboree is Styrofoam packed with games, videos, music and colorful pranks. And each show features a unique lineup and brand new, never before seen performances and content.

Jesse Fernandez, Sr. Partner
Jesse is the 2010 winner of the National College Funny Film Competition and Jesse was the winner and second place finisher in the Microsoft "Share Your Stuff Video Contest" in 2009 (he entered two films in the competition). He was also co-producer of Things We Made, San Francisco's popular Alt Comedy Show.

Miles K, Department Chair
Stand up comic and online humorist, Miles' blog, CleverThingstoSay.com is visited thousands of times daily. He has been featured on Rooftop Comedy as the Comedian of the Day and His work has been published on college humor, cracked.com, and the now defunct Super Deluxe.

Jesse Elias, Lt. Colonel
Universally regarded as the next big thing in San Francisco Comedy, Jesse Elias is a holy fool and the winner of the 2010 Harvey's Character Competition. He also maintains a website, Cave Text, devoted to design criticism and pop culture discourse.


Tickets: $7 at the door
or online at brownpapertickets.com/event/163870.

Friday, April 1, 2011
7:30pm



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:
Anita Drieseberg
Sam Davidoff
Sammy K Obeid
Nato Green

Musical Guests:
Picture Atlantic
Debbie Neigher


Tickets: $10 at the door,
or online at brownpapertickets.com/event/162853.

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

Friday, March 25, 2011
10:00pm



The Front Row

The Front Row



The Front Row returns to The Dark Room with what SFist calls "their own brand of snarky, nerdy, baudy, and crude humor". Don't miss this show!


Tickets: $7 at the door.

Saturday, March 19, 2011
10:30pm



Evan Shamar and Friends

Evan Shamar and Friends



Featuring Kristee Ono and Julian Vance.

Special Guest Chris Storin.

Hosted By Rajeev Dhar.


Tickets: $5 at the door.

Saturday, February 26, 2011
10:00pm



After Sketch Special

After Sketch Special



Featuring the debut of the Living Impaired. Stand-up with Jeff Oskay, Mindy McCutchan and other special guests.


Tickets: $10 at the door,
or online at brownpapertickets.com/event/155071.

Friday - Saturday
February 25 - 26, 2011
7:30pm



Madonnalogues

Madonnalogues



An evening of original characters and celebrity skewering with the multi personality Nadya Ginsburg.


Tickets: $15 at the door,
or $12 online at brownpapertickets.com/event/149507.

Saturday, February 19, 2011
10:00pm



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:
Joey Bragg
Ivan Hernandez
Casey Ley
Janine Brito

Musical Guests:
Rachel Fannan (Sleepy Sun)
Christopher Willits


Tickets: $10 at the door,
or online at brownpapertickets.com/event/153185.

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

Friday, February 18, 2011
10:00pm



S.M.I.R.K. SF Presents:
Nothing to do with Love

S.M.I.R.K. SF Presents: Nothing to do with Love



A smattering of comedic sketches.


Tickets: $10 at the door,
or online at brownpapertickets.com/event/148679.

Friday - Saturday
February 11 - 12, 2011
7:30pm



Stories of Completion:
A Storytelling Event

Stories of Completion: A Storytelling Event

Stories of Completion: A Storytelling Event explores well-being, the inner workings of trauma, and the emerging practice of Somatic Experiencing. (Includes Adult Content.)

Amid a divorce, thyroid cancer diagnosis, and mounting complex PTSD, Twig discovered the biologically based trauma healing modality developed by Peter Levine, Ph.D.

Twig then embarked on an intensive personal and professional study of the work, leading to the transformation of a life once dominated by fear, anger, and collapse to one characterized by trust, hope and well-being. This performance piece shares his personal journey while showing how the intelligence in human biology is waiting to help us all.


Tickets: $10 at the door,
or online at brownpapertickets.com/e/152964.

Friday - Saturday
February 4 - 5, 2011
7:00pm



SF Sketchfest in the Mission

SF Sketchfest in the Mission



Friday, January 14, 2011

8:00pm
Boat / Inside Joke Films / Ian Harvie / Tony Sam

10:30pm
Jerks / Hot Mess / Prazoff Schmazoff / Donny Divanian


Saturday, January 15, 2011

8:00pm
Amazing Sunset Crew / Hot Mess / Teenager of the Year / Chris Thayer

10:30pm
Boat / Inside Joke Films / Prazoff Schmazoff / Groomed For Success


Thursday, January 20, 2011

8:00pm
Amazing Sunset Crew / DK and Morgan Show / Sweat / Christina Anthony as Cheryl "Nookie" Jackson


Friday, January 21, 2011

8:00pm
Seeder & Lee / Extreme Tambourine / DK and Morgan Show / John Ennis / Jessica Makinson

10:30pm
KT / Convoy / Sweat / Karl Hess


Saturday, January 21, 2011

8:00pm
Carlie & Doni / Groomed For Success / The Riot Act / Dave Thomason

10:30pm
Seeder & Lee / Extreme Tambourine / Carlie & Doni / Jules Posner


Thursday, January 27, 2011

8:00pm
The Funny Party / The Great Samaritans / Unitard / Charles


Friday, January 28, 2011

8:00pm
Prison Freaks / The Great Samaritans / Tremendosaur / Rob Delaney

10:30pm
Doppelganger / Unitard / Charles / Amber Preston


Saturday, January 29, 2011

8:00pm
KT / Doppelganger / The Nerdologues / Andrea Alton as Molly Equality Dykeman

10:30pm
Prison Freaks / The Nerdologues / Tremendosaur / Andrea Alton as Molly Equality Dykeman



Tickets: $15 online at brownpapertickets.com/event/141035.

Thursdays - Saturdays,
January 14 - 29, 2011
8pm and 10:30pm