Lineup for December 19th
Imran G, David Nguyen, Nato Green, Kevin O’Shea and Jane Harrison 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.
Imran G began his career in 2009 in Denver, Colorado before quickly moving on to pursue comedy in Seattle. Within a year, he performed at all of the major clubs in Seattle and placed in the 2009 Giggles Comedy Competition before moving to California. Imran now performs all around the Bay Area, gracing the stage at such renowned clubs as the Purple Onion, the San Jose Improv, San Francisco Punchline, and Cobb’s Comedy, among others. In 2011, Imran was honored to work with rising international star Sugar Sammy in San Jose.
Imran G hits the stage with intensity and clever quips that keep his audience enthralled and roaring with laughter. The Seattle native has performed from coast to coast and honed an act to entertain audiences of all sizes, shapes, colors, and tastes. He currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he carved out a name for himself in just months and went on to win the 2011 Walk the Plank Comedy Competition.
Imran’s comedy has the ability to traverse cultural and racial boundaries and thus works well with any crowd. Imran is also a hobbyist photographer and also acts in Internet sketches that he writes and produces himself.
Nato Green was summed up more or less accurately by The East Bay Express as, “erudite and acerbic, a San Francisco-raised father, union organizer, gastronome, bibliophile, and political sparkplug.” Nato is a writer for the new Chris Rock-produced late-night show Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, which was just renewed for a second season on the FX Network on Thursdays. In 2012, he released his first standup album The Nato Green Party through RooftopComedy.com.
Nato tours with W. Kamau Bell & Janine Brito as Laughter Against the Machine, the guerrilla stand-up comedy tour, like Doctors Without Borders with jokes. Laughter Against the Machine conducted a Kicktstarter campaign to film a feature-length tour documentary from the frontlines of American controversy, unexpectedly landing in the middle of Occupy Wall Street and the Oakland general strike.
Nato was named SF Weekly’s Best Comedian of 2010 and got his own cover story in 2011 for getting “smarter and faster” and putting on “legendary” shows that keep audiences “doubled over.” Nato is the creator of Iron Comic, the Iron Chef-spoofing comedy game show that he often co-hosts with Moshe Kasher. Nato’s humor commentaries have appeared in Huffington Post, the San Francisco Bay Guardian, The Rumpus, The Bold Italic, and more.
“Righteous and hilarious, bracing and a hoot, Nato Green is like finding a shot of bourbon at your co-worker’s stupid vegan potluck.” –Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket
“The Nato Green Party is funny, smart, thoughtful, goofy and political. As of now, I suffer no consequences for my steadfast belief that Nato is one of the funniest comics in our country, but I would stage a sit-in. If it fits in between my Ashtanga yoga and zine-making classes.” –Maria Bamford, Comedian
“Nato Green is the real deal; cogent, hilarious and indispensable.” –Greg Proops, Comedian, The Smartest Man in the World podcast
“I’ve always tried to provide the soundtrack to the revolution. Nato Green provides the laugh track.” –Boots Riley of hip-hop group The Coup.
Established in 1984 following the mergers of Steven and Cathy O’Shea, Kevin O’Shea has been one of San Francisco’s leading manufactures of mirth, laughter, hilarity and all around good times! Kevin has been commonly described as clever, absurd, awkward but in a funny way and too smart for his own good.
Jane Harrison is a writer and comedian from Atlanta. She hasn’t told you that she’s from Atlanta yet? Well she will and she is. As a millennial, she is deeply inspired by her own 23 years of living experience and the hardships she’s faced as a middle class white woman. Texting, ugh, am I right?! Her comedy explores topics including how she doesn’t know anything about anything, and how truly beautiful and mysterious human relationships can be. She’s been called a wunderkid, by her mother, who supports her but really would prefer she not tell jokes that include family secrets.
She can be seen at Cynic Cave, Talkies, The Mission Position, Stork Club and many open mics around the Bay but we won’t talk about that.