Lineup for October 24th
George Chen, Lydia Popovich, Ron Chapman and Grant Lyon will be joining us this week. Tickets are $10 and can be reserved in advance by calling Lost Weekend Video at (415) 643-3373. The show will begin at 8pm.
A limited number of disounted tickets are available through Goldstar. Tickets can also be purchased online through Eventbrite.
George Chen has finally found a proper outlet for his brand of sarcasm and self-deprecation. These traits were ill-suited to the other worlds he has occupied as a musician, writer, and filler of 1099 forms. As a promoter he has organized comedy shows on a moving bus, at a still-life drawing session, and inside a comic book store. Of these attempts to put on comedy in unlikely locations, the best thus far has been the weekly showcase Cynic Cave at Lost Weekend Video (organized with Kevin O’Shea). He also co-produces the monthly multimedia show Talkies.
As a performer he has appeared at Holy Fuck, Venice Underground Comedy, The Business, and the Porchlight Storytelling Series.
Other credits: Jandek’s guitar tech.
Lydia Popovich is a SF-based comedian and blogger. Her website, Hater Tuesday founded in 2003 garners thousands of weekly visits from friends and family around the world. Her anecdotal humor and vivid storytelling make her a unique voice in a sea of dick jokes.
She produces and hosts an all female stand-up showcase in the Bay Area called Ladies Love that takes place the second Tuesday of each month at The Layover in Oakland and once every 3 months at The Punch Line in SF.
She’s a regular at Rooster T. Feathers, Punch Line SF and has performed countless times in the Bay Area’s most popular clubs including Cobb’s, The Purple Onion and San Jose Improv.
In 2013 she was featured in SF Sketchfest and Boston’s Women In Comedy Festival. She performed 4 minutes of stand-up on Creepy KOFY Movie Time and taught Derek Waters how to take a Jell-O shot on Drunk History.
She’s opened for certified headliners Jimmy Pardo, Moshe Kasher, Jackie Kashian, Marga Gomez, Ngaio Bealum and John Roy.
Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters once touched her arm and said, “Hey, you’re pretty funny.”
That was the best day of her life.*
*TOTALLY true story.
Ron Chapman is a writer, a philosopher, an artist and a pretty good rapper. He is the host and producer of the podcast Ron Talks To Girls, co-host of the weekly internet radio show Pick Me Up Radio, and co-producer of the interactive stand-up show Fun Times with Friends. He can be seen holding a cup of coffee and thinking about life, the universe and everything at coffee shops all over the SF Bay Area.
San Francisco Weekly describes Grant Lyon as “a hilariously sharp observer, not one of those tired white-guy bellyachers.” Born in Los Angeles, taken to Chicago for middle school, high school in Sacramento, college in Santa Cruz, Grant has been around. He is a practitioner of sophisticated immaturity – his comedy blends intelligent wit with pure silliness all while maintaining a relaxed surfer-dude personality. A history major in college, his infatuation with this nation’s past and present stand out throughout his show.
A former collegiate soccer player with UC Santa Cruz, Grant decided to pursue a career on stage instead of on the field. He was a featured performer at the Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival in Seattle, the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in Atlanta, the Asheville Comedy Festival in North Carolina, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, winner of the Colorado Mile High Comedy Competition, appeared in the prestigious San Francisco Comedy Competition, and has opened for names like Bobby Lee and Robin Williams. He is a member of the sketch comedy group Four In The Back, performs improv regularly, and is an accomplished, award-winning actor. In addition, he is a contributing writer for the Huffington Post, was a finalist in the 2010 Slamdance Screenplay Competition, and won the D.C. Shorts Screenplay Competition. His film Interview Date, which he co-wrote and produced, has won awards at film festivals across the country, including an Audience Award at the 2011 DC Shorts Film Festival. He has appeared on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Radio Show and his material is played on Sirius/XM satellite radio. His comedy is clever and honest, a unique combination of social commentary and ridiculous observations.
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