Hand to Mouth:
Music!

Hand to Mouth: Music!

Comedy. Live in Concert.

James Fluty and Trevor Hill present "Hand to Mouth": a monthly, topic-based comedy show where each edition explores a specific social, cultural or political issue. One show, one topic.

January's Topic: Music!

On January 4th, James and Trevor will be joined by DJ Real (music/comedy/art), the Unwatchables (sketch) and stand-up comedians Jesse Elias, George Chen, Neel Nanda and Tushar Singh. Together they will proceed to poke fun at an immeasurably more successful and popular art form than comedy. Take that Jay-Z! No musical genre will be spared from their derision: psychobilly, illbient, psyprog, J-pop, K-pop, JFK-pop, crunkcoustic, pre-post-punk, laptronica, nu-gazer, steamo, pubstep, shartcore and contemporary christian. No sound is safe.


Tickets: $8 at the door,
or $5 online at handtomouthmusic.eventbrite.com.

Friday, January 4, 2013
10:00pm



The Bald Sorpano


The Bald Sorpano


The Bald Soprano by Eugene Ionesco is the first production by new SF-based company The Overcast Theatre.

The play welcomes us into the home of the Smiths, a well-to-do couple spending a seemingly delightful English evening like any other. Mrs. Smith is inclined to begin speaking about a myriad of topics as she tries to engage her husband in conversation while all he can do is be engrossed in the newspaper. They are interrupted by their eccentric maid named Mary. Mary alerts the Smiths that they have had guests waiting at the door for them for 4 hours!

On the other side there is the Martins, a loving and agreeable couple who at times cannot remember who they themselves are. Once the two couples sit together at last they come to the the jolting realization that they have nothing to say to each other, but silence is torturous so they try desperately to engage. Momentarily they are rescued by the curious Fire Chief who though on active duty, entertains and confuses with his experimental fables. Once all the stories, conundrums, and topics have run out and all others have left, the Martins and Smiths find themselves once again desperate for communication an understanding and an ever-growing difficulty in maintaining civility.

This absurdist production aim to explore thoughts such as "When we converse do we say anything meaningful?, "To what degree is the mundane so integrated into our lives and how horrid is that?", and "What can possibly happen when language fails and meaning goes out along with it?, Can we hold on to our humanity?"

This production features 6 talented and imaginative performers, image and video projections, audience interaction, non-sequiturs, experiments in movement and composition, and mask work.



Tickets:
8pm: $12 General, $10 Students/Youth at the door
10pm: $5 (18 and over only)

Thursday, December 13 at 8pm
Friday and Saturday, December 14 - 15, 2012 at 10pm
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, December 20 - 22 at 8pm



Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown!


Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown!


"Isn't there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?"

Has the commercialism of Christmas got you down? Has all of this hustle and bustle left you wondering where the joy of the season has all gone? Join the Peanuts gang as they wrestle with the same deep questions that we all ask ourselves during this time of family and fellowship.

Lovingly adapted from the seminal Christmas Special by Charles M Schultz, MERRY CHRISTMAS, CHARLIE BROWN! is a return to the innocence of youth, of laughter by the fireside, of the smell of pine trees and mom's freshly-baked gingerbread. Come and see how the words of precocious children still echo the same sentiments that we feel as adults.

STARRING: Misha Trubbs, Thomas Apley, Joy Carletti, Becky Hirschfeld, Peter Illes, Erin Lucas, Jennifer Keller, Christopher P. Kelly, Cynthia Popper and Andrew Moore

WITH THE HELP OF: Sang Kim, Jim Fourniadis, David Moore, Gwen Perry, Chase Martin, Sean Wigglesworth, Rhiannon Charisse, Alexia Staniotes, Rick Cobb, Cameron Eng, Brendan Hill, Vince Dutye, Anthony Veneziale, Miles Frankel, Tom Verre, Carolyn Kepes



Tickets: $15 at the door,
or online at mxcb.eventbrite.com/

Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
November 30 - December 15, 2012



Hand to Mouth:
Traditions!

Hand to Mouth: Traditions!

Funner than a Quinceñera on the 4th of July!

James Fluty and Trevor Hill present "Hand to Mouth": a monthly, topic-based comedy show where each edition explores a specific social, cultural or political issue. One show, one topic.

December's Topic: Traditions!

Comedians Mike Drucker (Montreal Comedy Fest) Ben Feldman (Cobb's Comedy Club, KOFY TV), Nicole Calasich (SF Punchline) and Imran G-i (Comix NY) will join James and Trevor in celebrating New Year's resolutions, Easter eggs, Super Bowl parties, Advent calendars, tooth fairies, jack-o'-lanterns, senior proms, mistletoe, circumcision and eggnog....not, like, together though.


Tickets: $8 at the door,
or $5 online at handtomouthtraditions.eventbrite.com.

Friday, December 7, 2012
10:00pm



Colin Kane: LIVE in San Francisco!

Colin Kane: LIVE in San Francisco!

A born and bred New Yorker, Colin Kane has been laying the comedy smackdown on packed houses since 2002, forging his career on the New York comedy circuit. Playing to audiences in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, D.C., Chicago, Mexico City, Norway and Stockholm, Kane has proven his acidic brand of humor has a wide and multifarious appeal. His ability to convert audiences into staunchly loyal fans has helped him spread his uniquely perverse brand of comedy to a worldwide stage.

Billed by Dennis Miller as "the next really big comedian" and described by fans as "acerbic and brilliant", Colin Kane nailed down the winning spot on Howard Stern's Kill or Be Killed and is a serial guest on the zenith of early morning radio, Opie and Anthony. Kane's talent and prolific vocation have allowed him the opportunity to work for everyone from the racially charged Paul Mooney to the deeply perceptive Jerry Seinfeld, playing on his ability to appeal to a diverse cross section of audiences.

Kane's unequaled defining factor is his knack for incorporating improv into his sets, maintaining a level of surprising originality in each performance. Rarely does a comedian come along that has the verbal agility to spin rapid fire wit and comebacks so smoothly.

After a successful two year run at the world renowned Caroline's on Broadway, Kane has continued his meteoric rise in the comedy scene by playing to 7,000 fans at Madison Square Garden Theater. With his sardonic banter and brazen observations, Kane has solidified his reputation as an entertainer who can not only fill seats, but enrapture the general masses and create a legion of unwavering followers.


Tickets: $18 at the door,
or online:
Friday, 8pm: http://cksf-1.eventbrite.com
Friday, 10pm: http://cksf-2.eventbrite.com
Saturday, 8pm: http://cksf-3.eventbrite.com
Saturday, 10pm: http://cksf-4.eventbrite.com

Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm & 10:00pm
November 16 - 17, 2012



Tall Men Group

Tall Men Group

TALL MEN GROUP consists of five highly-regarded songwriters: Marty Axelrod (Emperor Norton), Severin Browne (brother of Jackson), Jimmy Yessian, Edward Tree (Spencer Davis Group) and Jeff Kossack. They'll be performing original songs in the round and backing each other up on this tour through California and Oregon.


Tickets: $7 at the door,
or online at tallmengroupdr.eventbrite.com.

Monday, November 12, 2012
8:00pm



Road Trip to Pluto




The whole universe knew that Pluto was bitter when he lost his planet status, but he went too far when he kidnapped the beloved, bespectacled host of the popular-amongst-pinkos show, Fresh Air. No fear, NPR is here and soon unleashes the awesome power of the Public Radio Space Program, hiring a band of lovable losers with orders to bring Terry Gross back: alive, dead or not at all! Cap'n, Psycho and Princess embark upon a journey that will stretch the limits of their own sanity, as well as your expectation of sci-fi parodies, sketch comedy and bad film-making. Along the way, they discover that the forces of evil (namely tea-baggers, mayonnaise enthusiasts and frat boys) have become even more evil, and Victory is a commodity that they must pay for...in sweat. And also actual money.

Please note: Because this run of Road Trip to Pluto will have performances before and after The Election (yes, that election), the political jokes will be different each weekend.

Starring: Melinda Bailey, Dave Chambers, Stefin Collins, Mike Spiegelman and Alexia Staniotes. Featuring The Ghost of Colin Mahan as The Commander.

Tickets: $20 at the door,
or $15 online at app.ticketturtle.com/index.php?ticketing=bshow

Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
November 2 - 10, 2012



Hand to Mouth:
The Election

Hand to Mouth: The Election!

I Guess We Can!

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

November's Topic: The Election!

Comedians Matt Gubser (SF Sketchfest), OJ Patterson (courtingcomedy.com), Kelly Anneken (Femikaze) and DNA (NPR's Snap Judgement) will join James and Trevor in either coronating or eulogizing President Barack H. Obama or Willard M. Romney. But don't worry, no matter how it turns out, we can still look forward to four more years of poorly-constructed Hitler metaphors. God Bless America.


Tickets: $8 at the door,
or $5 online at handtomouthelection.eventbrite.com.

Friday, November 9, 2012
10:00pm



A Stage Tribute to
John Carpenter's The Thing


The Thing


Do you love John Carpenter's 1982 cult classic movie The Thing? If so, come check out our stage tribute to it, where we'll recreate the movie on stage as accurately as possible, including the intense special effects.

Not familiar with The Thing? Then come check out what all the buzz is about just in time for Halloween & the Day of the Dead!



Tickets: $20 at the door,
or $18 online at thething.brownpapertickets.com.
(Recommended, because it might sell out.)

Friday and Saturday, October 19 - 20, 2012 at 10pm
Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 8pm
Friday, October 26, 2012 at 10pm
Friday and Saturday, November 2 - 3, 2012 at 10pm



The Fifth Element: Live!


The Fifth Element: Live!


An element of farce comes to town, in this adaptation of the lavish '90s sci-fi blockbuster that asks, who's got the stones to save the world?

When all life in the universe is threatened by an ancient evil, the perfect being engineered to stop it drops into the taxi flown by Korben Dallas, who just happens to be a former special forces Major down on his luck, and who is instantly smitten by his beautiful fare. That sets off the series of chases and gunfights that will bring him face to face with the blue Diva Plavalaguna, a spot on the super-green Ruby Rhod radio spectacular and an explosive all-expenses-paid vacation package.

Meanwhile, Father Vito Cornelius is the keeper of secret knowledge about four sacred stones needed to stop the evil, but they don't stay secret for long. The President sends in a government operation, and the fearsome Mangalore warriors launch an attack to get revenge on the ruthless weapons designer Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg, who wants the stones for his own mysterious reasons.

Soon, there's officers in the fridge, a girl in the autowash shower and half the galaxy claiming to have the multi-pass that will get them two tickets to Fhloston Paradise, sponsored by Gemini Croquettes. It's a mad, mad, mad, mad universe.

The Fifth Element: Live! is a Numberkay Production, adapted and directed by Timothy Kay, assistant directed by Rhiannon Charisse and stage managed by Sean Wigglesworth. Costumes by Ralph W. Hoy. Featuring: Matthew G. Nelson, Becky Hirschfeld, Ralph W. Hoy, Ted Speros, James Galileo, Thomas Apley, Dene Larson, Gary Richmond, Diane Trimble, Sean Wigglesworth and Marilynn Fowler as the Diva.



Tickets: $20 at the door, or
Buy Advance Tickets!
http://fifthelement.brownpapertickets.com/

Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
October 5 - 27, 2012



The San Francisco Comedy & Burrito Festival


The San Francisco Comedy & Burrito Festival


The San Francisco Comedy & Burrito Festival is a brand-new festival celebrating stand-up comedy and burritos in San Francisco's culturally vibrant Mission District. Spanning three days, the festival will showcase over a hundred comics performing at six venues in over thirty shows.

For a full schedule and tickets, go to sfcomedyandburritofestival.com.



Thursday, Friday and Saturday
October 11 - 13, 2012



Hand to Mouth:
San Francisco

Hand to Mouth: San Francisco!

The Witty By the Bay (except for this pun).

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

October's Topic: San Francisco!

Comedians Frankie Quinones (For the People Comedy Tour), Anna Seregina (SXSW Festival) and Jules Posner (SF Sketchfest) join James and Trevor in a comedic tribute to the city we call home. They'll be taking on hipsters, yuppies, protesters, beer snobs, bike thieves, public nudists, Marina girls, Tenderloin junkies, craigslist roommates, parking tickets, MUNI fights, food trucks, head shops, glory holes, dive bars, smart cars and everything else that makes San Francisco great/horrible.

Also featuring a special Drag performance by Alexis Von Fierce, a Burlesque show from Kittie Von Tittie and an erotic reading of 'Timequake' by obscene literature enthusiast Xurt Von Egut. Okay, the last one is made up, but the first two are going to be legitimately amazing!


Tickets: $5 at the door.

Friday, October 5, 2012
10:00pm



Asteroids: Live!


Asteroids: Live!


The Administration, a conspicuously vague, profiteering governmental organization, is all that remains of NASA and the CIA. Their true purpose is unknown, but their cover mission is to blast asteroids into space dust in order to clear commerce routes for the new tricky hyperspace drives on all new freighters. Commanding one such ship is Captain Ron Piel of Spinner Ship Alpha. When he happens across a derelict ship with all crew save one with a suspicious story, Russian shooter Ivan Klosskey, they reluctantly take him aboard.

Will they believe his story about alien ships on the perimeter of the sector??!

Will they trust Ivan with their lasers in an emergency??

Will they risk hitting the hyperspace button?

Asteroids: LIVE is written and directed by Jim Fourniadis and stars Sean McGinn, Paloma Nazario, Andy Wenger, Travis Eichhorn, Layla Rudy, Sean Wigglesworth, Lauren Davidsen, Gerri Lawlor, Dave Moore, Becky Hirschfeld and Adam Curry as ROBOT.



Watch the trailer!



Tickets: $20 at the door, or
Buy Advance Tickets!
www.ticketturtle.com/index.php?show=29225

Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
September 7 - 29, 2012



The Vagine Regime
Comedy Benefit

The Vagine Regime Comedy Benefit

Vaginas supporting vaginas to do great things!!!!

Whether you are gay or straight or young or old, we have some jokes for you! No vagina? No problem. Come out and laugh at ours!

We have invited some hilarious ladies to host a comedy show benefiting the production of the Vagine Regime's documentary "When Vaginas Collide."

For more about the Vagine Regime and their documentary, please visit vagineregime.com.

Headlining: Shanti Charan
Featuring: Karinda Dobbinsv
Clare O' Kanev
Jessica Selev
hosted by: Kimberly Rose Wendt



Tickets: $5-20 at the door.

Friday, September 15, 2012
10:00pm



Hand to Mouth:
Technology

Hand to Mouth: Technology!

Innovating for a Funnier Tomorrow.

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: Technology!

Comedians Kevin Camia (Comedy Central), Eric Cash (Cobb's, Purple Onion), Ivan Hernandez (Bridgetown Comedy Fest) and Alison Stevenson (SF Punchline) join James and Trevor in accessing the domain of robots, laptops, iPads, electric cars, Blu-rays, video games, smartphones and predator drones. And laser beams, definitely laser beams. It's like watching the Matrix live, which is like watching the Matrix on video.

Also featuring a special musical performance from "geek rock" duo: Kessel Run!


Tickets: $5 at the door.

Friday, September 7, 2012
10:00pm



The Princess Bride: Live!


The Princess Bride: Live!


What happens when the Most Beautiful Woman in the World marries the bravest Prince in the World -- and he turns out to be a son of a bitch? Fencing, Fighting, True Love, Miracles, Swell Escapes, Death, Lies, Truth and a little Sex abound in The Princess Bride: Live!, Dark Room Productions' tribute to the hottest fairy tale ever written. All we need is a Miracle!

The impossibly lovely Buttercup (Khamara Pettus) falls in love with Westley (James Galileo), a poor, perfect farm boy who dies at the hands of the Dread Pirate Roberts. The fabled hunter, Prince Humperdinck (Dan Foley), convinces Buttercup to marry him, but not before the land's most notorious criminal ensemble, Vizzini the Sicillian (Alexia Staniotes), Fezzik the giant (Jim Fourniadis) and Inigo the fencer (Cameron Eng), kidnap her -- with the mysterious Man in Black hot on their trail. They face the Cliffs of Insanity, traverse the Fire Swamp, rage against the Machine and go to the Chapel of Love; but they'll need a Miracle before this inconceivable epic ends happily ever after. The Princess Bride: Live! is a tribute to the classic tale of high adventure and true romance from William Goldman. Buy the book, and read it to someone you love.

This show benefits Dark Room Productions, the in-house production team at the Dark Room Theater. They donate space rental, tech skills, equipment and manpower to local theater groups, keeping community theatre affordable and prolific, and within reach of artists just starting out.

The Princess Bride: Live! is a Dark Room Production in association with Foul Play Productions (foulplaysf.com), with direction from Cameron Eng & Jim Fourniadis, and with the assistance of Rhiannon Charisse and Sean Wigglesworth. It features: Cameron Eng, Dan Foley, Jim Fourniadis, James Galileo, Tim Kay, Mikl-em, Kharama Pettus, Craig Souza, Alexia Staniotes and Steffanos X.



Tickets: $20 at the door, or
Buy Advance Tickets!
www.ticketturtle.com/index.php?show=28664

Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm
August 2 - September 1st, 2012
EXTENDED RUN DATES: 08/30/12 - 08/31/12 - 09/01/12



Hand to Mouth:
Healthcare!

Hand to Mouth: Healthcare!

Treat Your Malignant Humor.

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.

July's Topic: Healthcare!

Comedians Brendan Lynch, Barbara Gray, Kaseem Bentley, Red Scott and Juan Medina join James and Trevor in dissecting the state of health in America. They'll be injecting a healthy dose of humor into the sphere of insurance companies, pharmaceuticals, health care providers, reproductive rights, pandemics, obesity, mental illness, vaccinations, medications and tubal ligations. Get ready to bend over and laugh.


Tickets: $5 at the door.

Friday, August 3, 2012
10:00pm



The Front Row

The Front Row


An all-girl sketch comedy troupe! With special guests OJ Patterson and Jesse Elias.


Tickets: $8 at the door,
or $6 online at thefrontrow4.com/buy.


Saturday, July 14, 2012
8:30pm



Hand to Mouth:
America!

Hand to Mouth: America!

America. Lampoon It or Leave It.

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.

July's Topic: America!

Comedians Guy Branum, Shanti Charan, Ray Molina, Josef Anolin and Roman Leo join James and Trevor in celebrating that amazing nation that brought you the lightbulb, the airplane, the moon landing, the internet and Four Loko. USA! USA! USA!

Aaaaaaand it's our 1 Year Anniversary Show! Help us celebrate Hand to Mouth's birthday alongside our nation's! Also Sylvester Stallone's..


Tickets: $5 at the door.

Friday, July 6, 2012
10:00pm



Twilight Zone Live: Season 9

Twilight Zone Live: Season 9

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 its promise of renewal becomes but a sign post up ahead, next stop?

Dark Room Productions' Twilight Zone Live: Season 9. Once again we assemble ten directors, five Rod Serlings and various "commercials" for five weekends of ironic thrillers from the Twilight Zone pantheon performed live!!

"Applauded wildly," writes SF Chronicle, "Played for sheer fun!"

As always, the show resets every week, so you can come all five weekends and see a different pair of episodes and a new Rod Serling.

Week One: June 1 - 2
"To Serve Man"
directed by Mark Erickson
"Starlight Supply"
directed by Becky Hirschfeld
Elaine Gavin as Rod.

Week Two: June 8 - 9
"Living Doll"
directed by Ryan Cronin & Adam McLaughlin
"Dead Man's Shoes"
directed by Trevor Hill
Bucky Sinister as Rod.

Week Three: June 15 - 16
"Once Upon a Time"
dircted by Andy Wenger
"Little Girl Lost"
directed by Joe Frank
Pete Goldie as Rod.

Week Four: June 22 - 23
"Nick of Time"
directed by Peter Illes
"From Agnes With Love"
directed by Rhiannon Charisse
Sharon Rylander as Rod.

Week Five: June 29 - 30
"Dead Run"
directed by Dave Robson
"16 mm. Shrine"
directed by Melinda Bailey
Matt Lieb as Rod.




Tickets: $20 at the door,
and online at ticketturtle.com/index.php?show=28023.

Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
June 1 - 30, 2012



Snob Theater: The Final Show

Snob Theater

You are cordially invited to the last Snob Theater showcase at The Dark Room Theater. After over two years of some of the most unique and sensational comedic and musical performances, Snob Theater will be taking an extended hiatus. So to bring this show to a close, we have brought back some of our biggest supporters of our show as kind of an "All-Star" line up of comedians and musicians that have been with us since the beginning. We have brought back the hilarious Chris Thayer (Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Funny Shits), the charming Coree Spencer (Comedian on Comedian), the musical comedic stylings of Drennon Davis (SF Sketchfest, The Imaginary Radio Program), and all-around comedy legand Rick Overton (The Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman).

Our musical guests will include the quirkiness of Foxtails Brigade's Laura Weinbach & Anton Patzner and the lovely and talented Debbie Neigher.

This is your last chance to experience these artists in the intimate Snob Theater environment, in affect, seating is very limited.

Thank you for supporting us for over 2 years and continuing to do so. This will not be without the usual special guests and surprises, so we hope to see your smiling face one last time.

Hosted by: Shawn Robbins

Comedians:
Rick Overton
Drennon Davis
Chris Thayer
Coree Spencer
with SPECIAL GUESTS!

Musical Guests:
Debbie Neigher
Laura Weinbach & Anton Patzner of Foxtails Brigade


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

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

Friday, June 22, 2012
10:00pm



Hand to Mouth:
Drugs!

Hand to Mouth: Drugs!

Feed Your Joke Habit.

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.

June's Topic: Drugs!

Comedians Will Franken ("Best Alternative to Psychedelic Drugs" -SF Bay Guardian), John Hoogasian (Comedy Central), Coree Spencer (SF Sketchfest) and Joe Gorman (Punch Line, Cobbs) join James and Trevor in exploring addiction, drug use, substance abuse, self-medication and hallucination. All for the price of a nickel bag!


Tickets: $5 at the door.

Friday, June 1, 2012
10:00pm



The Wrong Dick

The Wrong Dick

Mort Fiskarmann is a good man. He buys fish for a living. He plays by the rules. But a chance encounter with a pile of dead prostitutes has changed all that. Now, he's being harassed by the cops for murders he couldn't even begin to commit. Dick MacGuffin, shabby Private Eye and shady customer extraordinaire may be able to help Mort find the real killer. But first, he's going to need some money. And a sammitch. Also, a pack of smokes. And some more money... Oh, some of those eclairs that are like little eclairs? From the writing team that brought you The Safe Way and Random Idiot Factor comes a story about the dark and funny underbelly of noir-era San Francisco that never was nor should have been.

A Dark Room Production in association with Ham Pants Productions.

Starring: Tim Kay, Damien Chacona, Travis Eichhorn, Cameron Eng, Jim Fourniadis, John Harrison, Monica Hernandez, Becky Hirshfeld, Krylon, Dave Mckew, Bronson McKinley, Khamara Pettus, Lionel Rouge, Carrina Schindler, Craig Souza, Dee Trimble, Andrew Wenger, and more! Featuring the Music of: John Flaw. Written by: Andy Wenger & Damien Chacona. Directed by: Andy Wenger.





Tickets: $20 at the door,
and online at ticketturtle.com/index.php?show=26119.

BLUE LIGHT SPECIAL! For every Thursday show, buy two tickets
online and you'll get the second ticket at half-price!

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
May 3 - 26, 2012



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:
Rory Scovel
Karl Hess
Mike Drucker
Dhaya Lakshminarayanan

Musical Guests:
Trevor Garrod (of Tea Leaf Green)
Whiskerman


Tickets: $10 at the door,
or online at eventbrite.com/org/1406193933.

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

Friday, May 25, 2012
10:00pm



A Coupla' Crackpot Crones: MOMS!
Sketch Comedy & Improv for Anyone
Who's Ever Been or Ever Had a Mother

Crackpot Crones: MOMS!

A Coupla' Crackpot Crones are Terry Baum, slightly world-renowned lesbian playwright, and Carolyn Myers, pioneer funny feminist, provide a public service for the Romantically Challenged.

The Crackpot Crones will employ their theatrical skills to explore the highs and lows of Motherness. At one moment, Mom is discovered by Daughter in the arms of another woman. At another moment, two fairy tale stepmothers, presumed evil by the world, get together for a consciousness-raising session. The audience will even get the chance to immortalize their own Mom's words by contributing them to a Crone improvisation. On a more serious note, to honor the deepest spirit of the holiday, the Crones will reveal the politically radical roots of Mothers' day -- a truth the Patriarchy would prefer you forget.


Tickets: $20 at the door,
online at brownpapertickets.com/event/234700,
or by calling 1-800-838-3006.
(No one turned away at the door.)

Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 3:00pm
Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 3:00pm



Hand to Mouth:
The Media

Hand to Mouth: The Media

First. Fast. Funny.

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.

May's Topic: The Media.

Comedians Nato Green (SF Weekly's Best Comedian), Chris Garcia (Rooftop Comedy's Silver Nail award), Ronn Vigh (Last Comic Standing) and Johnny Taylor (SF Punch Line) join James and Trevor in examining the ubiquity of TV, film, internet, video games, cell phones, blogs, podcasts, news networks, talking heads, street sheets and retweets. It's time to get connected.


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

Friday, May 4, 2012
10:00pm



The Front Row

The Front Row

An all-girl sketch comedy troupe! With special guests DJ Real, Joe Devine, and Jesse Elias.


Tickets: $8 at the door,
or $6 online at thefrontrow4.com/buy.

Saturday, April 28, 2012
10:30pm



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:
James Adomian
Brendan Lynch
Jules Posner
Natasha Muse


Musical Guests:
Ramon and Jessica
Passenger & Pilot



Tickets: $10 at the door,
or online at snobtheaterapr12.eventbrite.com.

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

Friday, April 27, 2012
10:00pm



"Bizarro's 10,000th Anniversary"
with Dan Piraro

Bizarro's 10,000th Anniversary with Dan Piraro

After 25 years at the drafting table, acclaimed cartoonist DAN PIRARO, creator of BIZARRO has just drawn his 10,000th cartoon. He's putting his pens down and headed to San Francisco.

Piraro, also a stand up comedian & musician, has a one-man comedy show and has performed in a number of cities around the country, including Dallas, Houston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Portland and New York. His show's run in the 2002 New York International Fringe Festival was voted "Best Solo Show," and The New York Times called it "...a shrewd tour of a cartoonist's imagination" and "...wildly applauded."

BIZARRO appears daily in several hundred newspapers across the U.S. and in internationally and has won three consecutive Reuben Awards from the National Cartoonist Society for Best Cartoon Panel of the Year in 1999, 2000, and 2001. For the years 2002 through 2005, Dan Piraro was nominated for its highest award, Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year and received it in 2009.


Watch the trailer!



Tickets: $12 at the door,
or $10 online at brownpapertickets.com/event/237681.

Thursday, April 26, 2012
7:00pm & 9:00pm






Goodfellas: Live!

Goodfellas: Live!

Tons of mafiosa hijinks as Henry Hill, a small time gangster, takes part in a robbery with Jimmy Conway, a paranoid cargo thief, and Tommy De Vito, a psychotic hit man, in the heist of a lifetime. Soon his partners kill off everyone involved in the robbery, and anyone else who looks at them funny.

Will Henry be able to save his marriage?
Will Tommy get made?
Will Jimmy whack Morrie the wig man?

Will they snort a lot of Cocaine???

Goodfellas LIVE opens April 6th and runs Friday and Saturday, 8PM through 28th.

Starring: Tim Kay, Damien Chacona, Jay Huston, Dan Foley, Elaine Gavin, Alexia Staniotes and special guest star Jon Bailey. Adapted and Directed by Jim Fourniadis.





Tickets: $20 at the door,
and online at ticketturtle.com/index.php?show=26147.

Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
April 6 - 28, 2012



Gutterbunny in Chinatown

Gutterbunny in Chinatown

Gutterbunny in Chinatown is the next iteration of a performance series created by Spy Emerson, starring anthropomorphic animals in comedic existential crisis. This new story follows an inquisitive rabbit that escapes from a butcher shop in Chinatown, hides behind a dumpster, and considers the meaning of freedom following a talk with some enlightened rats. Emerson stars as the runaway rabbit, and is joined on stage by a varied cast, including her 6-year-old son, Lucky, and Dr. Hal Robins, Church of the SubGenius.

Think, Theater of the Absurdist Vaudevillian Furry-Fetishists.

The costumes and props are of special interest. A prop rabbit is dismembered on stage with silk innards and crystal doorknobs for eyes. It's a beautifully executed, grotesque spectacle that makes people laugh. Each individual costume and prop piece is handmade using salvaged materials. Emerson claims using refuse is one way of making the performance more accessible to the audience. Lowbrow comedy is another.

Gutterbunny in Chinatown runs twice nightly, and for two nights at the DarkRoom Theater in the mission of San Francisco, April 23 and 24, 7 and 8pm. All ages are admitted to this avant-garde theater performance suitable for (some) kids, part of Emerson's Happy Forever series.

For information on Spy Emerson's last show: http://www.spygirlfriday.com/page59/page88/page88.htm

Information about Dr. Hal Robins: http://www.askdrhal.com/


Tickets: $10 at the door.

Monday and Tuesday, April 23 - 24, 2012
7:00pm & 8:00pm



Ironic/NOT Ironic

Ironic/NOT Ironic

Direct from sold-out shows at the Adelaide Fringe Festival in Australia. award-winning San Francisco author, filmmaker, and comedic performer Harmon Leon brings you, Ironic/NOT Ironic.

They say people don't understand irony. In this ironic age we live in, Harmon Leon dissects the incongruity between the intended meaning of things and the real actual perceived meaning of things: ironic music, ironic T-shirts, ironic romances, ironic breakups, ironic chimps wearing people clothes. In the end, you'll look at the entire world and contemplate whether it's ironic or NOT ironic.

Hosted by: Michael Capozzola.



Tickets: $15 at the door,
or online at brownpapertickets.com/event/242015.

Saturday, April 21, 2012
8:00pm



Trainwreck Cabaret

Trainwreck Cabaret

Trainwreck Cabaret captures the charm of off-color entertainment from the 1950s, with the sarcastic modern twist that could only come out of San Francisco. You'll enjoy comedy, music, puppets, sword-swallowing, and burlesque. For your entertainment, we've captured the best local talent from many different genres and put them together for a show you'll never forget.

Allison Daniel (Puppeteer)
Maria Affnito (Opera singer/comedian)
Francine Mean (burlesque dancer)
Eloisa Bravo (Comedian)
Hernan Cortez (Daredevil)
Jason Gitlin (Musician/comedian)
Sam Davidoff (Comedian)
Patricia Misery (burlesque dancer)


Tickets: $15 at the door,
or online at brownpapertickets.com/event/233754.

Thursday, April 19, 2012
8:00pm



Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll

Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll

A slightly abridged version of Eric Bogosian's one man-show that debuted off Broadway performed by Nick Boll. Against an economical, minimalist set, suggestive of harsh urban environments, the performance includes a number of satirical/dramatic monologues. The characters sketched provide a cross-section of life in the big city, from a loquacious panhandler working the crowd on the subway, to a wealthy, high-powered entertainment lawyer. A overview of the dark side of the male psyche where paranoia, misogyny, compulsiveness and comedy reign.


Tickets: $8 at the door,
or $8 online at brownpapertickets.com/profile/149863.

Friday, March 30, 2012
8:00pm



Clayton and Gomes: Buddy Cops

Clayton and Gomes: Buddy Cops

Clayton and Gomes (Ash Clayton and Justin Gomes) have been t.v.'s favorite buddy cop duo for over a decade winning two Daytime Emmy's, and a McGredy for best comedy action show. They're respected veterans and true masters of their craft, every guy wants to be them and every lady wants to have private lady-and-guy time with 'em. Consequently, The Chief is always giving them the weirdest and most difficult cases. In the season finale, Clayton and Gomes run into their most difficult case yet; an invisible murderer?! One of our favorite characters won't make it to the end of this one, you don't want to miss CLAYTON AND GOMES: BUDDY COPS at the DARK ROOM THEATER!





Tickets: $20 at the door,
and online at ticketturtle.com/index.php?show=26125.

Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
March 9 - 24, 2012



Trainwreck Cabaret

Trainwreck Cabaret

Trainwreck Cabaret captures the charm of off-color entertainment from the 1950s, with the sarcastic modern twist that could only come out of San Francisco. You'll enjoy comedy, music, puppets, sword-swallowing, and burlesque. For your entertainment, we've captured the best local talent from many different genres and put them together for a show you'll never forget.


Tickets: $15 at the door,
or online at brownpapertickets.com/event/233754.

Thursday, March 22, 2012
8:00pm



St. Patrick's Rockin' Eve

St. Patrick's Rockin' Eve

Ring in St. Patrick's Day with a night of standup comedy and sketches from your favorite Irishmen Joey Devine, Sean Keane, and Kevin O'Shea. We're also joined by some special friends from Los Angeles, Guy Branum, Aparna Nancherla, and Jake Weisman. They're the corned beef to our cabbage, the shamrock to our shake, the Edge to our Larry Mullen Junior. This show is going to be so exciting, the British government has tried to suppress it for over 500 years! But when that baked potato drops at midnight, you're not going to want to miss it! Daniel Day-Lewis isn't eating until this show starts, but that's only because he's saving room for a Mission burrito.


Tickets: $10 at the door,
or $7 online at brownpapertickets.com/event/233664.

Friday, March 16, 2012
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:
Eddie Pepitone
Kaseem Bentley
Kevin O'Shea
Melanie O'Brien

Musical Guests:
Jake Mann & The Upper Hand
Lea Grant


Tickets: $10 at the door,
or online at snobtheatermar12-eorg.eventbrite.com.

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

Friday, March 9, 2012
10:00pm



Living Impaired

Living Impaired

Living Impaired wants you to live a full life. If you hate multimedia tomfoolery "impaired" with mashed-up concepts and crowd interaction, then maybe you should go see Carrot Top instead.

Coming off an explosive 12-week Toledo, OH retirement home tour, Living Impaired is back in SF for two big shows - Friday, Feb. 24th and Saturday, Feb. 25th, 7:30p.

W/Special Guest - Jeff Oskay, returning as Open Mic Jesus!

Adult Comedy? YES.
Politically Incorrect? YES.
Hollywood? YES.
Artsy? YES.
Strange? YES.
Crowd Participation? YES.
Nudity? YES.
Drugs? YES.
Music? YES.
Special Effects? YES.
Mutants? Yes.
Vulgarity? YES.
Funny? HELL YES.

"Jaw-dropping fun" - Roger Ebert

Get your tickets early, this show will sell out!


Tickets: $15 at the door,
or $13 online at brownpapertickets.com/event/224323.

Friday and Saturday at 8pm
February 24 - 25



Trainwreck Cabaret

Trainwreck Cabaret

Trainwreck Cabaret captures the charm of off-color entertainment from the 1950s, with the sarcastic modern twist that could only come out of San Francisco. We got comedy, music, puppets, sword-swallowing, and burlesque. We have captured the best local talent from many different genres and put them together for a show you'll never forget.


Tickets: $15 at the door,
or online at brownpapertickets.com/event/225313.

Thursday, February 23, 2012
8:00pm



Harmon Leon & Colin Mahan:
Comedy Double Feature


Harmon Leon & Colin Mahan: Comedy Double Feature

Direct from last month's sell out performance at SF Sketchfest! Two of SF's most innovative performers team up once again FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY!

Harmon Leon in Ironic/NOT Ironic

Award-winning San Francisco author, filmmaker, and comedic performer Harmon Leon brings you, Ironic/NOT Ironic. This will be his last show before an extended run at the Adelaide Festival in Australia.

Take Harmon's hand as he examines all things ironic and all things NOT ironic. (That's a lot of ground to cover.)

Harmon has appeared on the Howard Stern Show, Last Call with Carson Daly, Penn & Teller's Bullshit, and Spike TV's 1000 Ways to Die. He's performed at the Montreal, Edinburgh, Vancouver, and Melbourne Comedy Festivals.

Colin Mahan In TOO MANY WORDZ: A CROCK OPERA IN 1D

Humanity has been enslaved by the evil Sky Computer, a vile machine with the voices of Tom Cruise, Nicholas Cage and Donald Pleasence. Only spandex-clad ex-antihero Triforce Maiden can lead a ragtag band of celebrity impressions on an intergalactic shoddyssey filled with song parodies in this comedy + rock = crock opera.

Colin has appeared on The Man Show, MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, Spike TV and other channels in the DirectTV mid-level bundle. He has a lot of cartoon/video game/web animation voice credits. He's performed in a lot of venues across this fine nation (and Vancouver), and has been in every SF Sketchfest.


Tickets: $15 at the door, or
or online at brownpapertickets.com/event/227813.

Saturday, February 18, 2012
10:00pm



Crackpot Crones: The "I Hate Valentine's Day" Show

Crackpot Crones: The  I Hate Valentine's Day Show

Terry Baum, slightly world-renowned lesbian playwright, and Carolyn Myers, pioneer funny feminist, provide a public service for the Romantically Challenged.

Using sketch comedy and improvisation, they blaspheme the gospel of True Love and wallow in self-pity for the enjoyment of all who find the current feverish celebration of romance to be just too much of a bad thing. On this cruel day, the ancient Greek poet Sappho kvetches about her ex-girlfriends, the audience joins in a sing-along to "The Twelve Days of Being Dumped" and also competes to be crowned most vengeful person in the room, as judged by the Crones' great invention, the Revenge-O-Meter. Those expecting hearts, chocolates, and flowers should go elsewhere.


Tickets: $20 at the door,
or online at brownpapertickets.com/event/220566.

Tuesday, February 15, 2012 at 8:00pm
Sunday, February 19, 2012 at 5:00pm



Hand to Mouth:
Sex

Hand to Mouth: Sex

SEX!!!! Now that we have your attention, let's talk about sex.

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.

February's Topic: Sex

Comedians Casey Ley, Melanie O'Brien and Lydia Popovich join James and Trevor in discussing that goofy, dirty act that is the basis for all life on the planet. This one is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser.


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

Friday, February 10, 2012
10:00pm



SF Sketchfest in the Mission

SF Sketchfest in the Mission



Friday, January 20, 2012

8:00pm $15 BUY TICKETS
Don't We Boys / Hill Jones / Taste Better Wit
Hosted by Barbara Holm

10:00pm $15 BUY TICKETS
Stupid Time Machine / KT Comedy / Charles
Hosted by JC Coccoli


Saturday, January 21, 2012

8:00pm $15 BUY TICKETS
Joseph Scrimshaw / Stupid Time Machine / Charles
Hosted by Reid Faylor

10:00pm $15 BUY TICKETS
Don't We Boys / Hill Jones / Knuckles & Tits
Hosted by Barbara Gray

Midnight $15 BUY TICKETS
Smug Shift: Brent Weinbach and Moshe Kasher and Friends


Thursday, January 26, 2012

8:00pm $15 BUY TICKETS
Jin & Joshi / KT Comedy / Boat
Hosted by Caitlin Gill


Friday, January 27, 2012

8:00pm $15 BUY TICKETS
Gentleman Callers / Kristen Studard: Small Victories / Wobbly H Presents
Hosted by Chris Locke

10:00pm $15 BUY TICKETS
Jin & Joshi / Oh, Brother / Taste Better Wit
Hosted by Andy Wood


Saturday, January 28, 2012

8:00pm $15 BUY TICKETS
Oh, Brother / Hollywood Saturday Night / Wobbly H Presents
Hosted by Ed Hill

10:00pm $15 BUY TICKETS
Gentleman Callers / Kristen Studard: Small Victories / Hollywood Saturday Night
Hosted by Andrew Short

Midnight $15 BUY TICKETS
Joke-e-oke


Sunday, January 29, 2012

8:00pm $15 BUY TICKETS
Bad Movie Night: Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women


Thursday, February 2, 2012

8:00pm $15 BUY TICKETS
Thunderstood / Seth and Kellen / Crisis Hopkins
Hosted by Chris Thayer


Friday, February 3, 2012

8:00pm $15 BUY TICKETS
Oh Theodora / Madeline Walter: I'm Doing Great / Seth and Kellen
Hosted by Jules Posner

10:00pm $15 BUY TICKETS
The Get Go / Dead Honkey / Hip Hop Penguin
Hosted by Katie Compa


Saturday, February 4, 2012

8:00pm $15 BUY TICKETS
The Get Go / Dead Honkey / Hip Hop Penguin
Hosted by Grant Pardee

10:00pm $15 BUY TICKETS
Oh Theodora / Madeline Walter: I'm Doing Great / Crisis Hopkins
Hosted by Sean Keane



Thursdays - Saturdays
January 20 - February 4, 2012



Hand to Mouth:
Superstition

Superstition

If you and ten friends don't see this show, every clown in the world will die.

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.

December's Topic: Superstitions!

On Friday the 13th (of January) comedians Janine Brito, Kevin O'Shea, Ben Feldman, Bryce Druzin and Griffin Daley join James and Trevor in interpreting superstitions of all stripes. From black cats and broken mirrors to crossed fingers and Christian Science. It's going to be a phenomenal show. Knock on wood.


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

Friday, January 13, 2012
10:00pm