Lineup for October 9th
Bucky Sinister, Jabari Davis, Ivan Hernandez, Travis Rust and Ryan Papazian 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.
Tickets can also be purchased online through Eventbrite.
Bucky Sinister is a poet, self-help author, and a comedian. He’s also published a little journalism, film reviews, and a few short stories.
Bucky entered the world of poetry in 1987, while still figuring out where he was going to live. Fresh from Boston, he started with an open mike at the DMZ coffeehouse in Little Rock, Arkansas. Then he went to St. Louis and found little there in the way of poetics. After bouncing to Los Angeles in the fall of 1988, he found the underground poetry scene and decided to make a go of this poetry thing, so he moved to the land of poets, San Francisco in 1989. He’s lived in the Bay Area ever since, now residing in Oakland. He counts nine chapbooks to the best of his knowledge, and three books of poetry. His fourth book, Time Bomb Snooze Alarm, comes out in Spring 2012, on Write Bloody Press. There’s also going to be a vinyl release of some of his poems from the Post Consumer record label. Most of his poems are about drugs and alcohol.
Bucky was long interested in standup comedy, but aside from trying the open mike at the Holy City Zoo the week he turned 21, he didn’t pursue it until the age of 37. He currently participates in a weekly show at the Dark Room called The Business. Most of his jokes are about drugs and alcohol.
The self-help thing surprised him as much as it did anyone else. Bucky’s been clean and sober since 2002. He has a very unconventional take on the world of 12 Step recovery, which led to him writing two books, Get Up and Still Standing. He’s a staunch atheist but also a strong proponent of the higher power part of 12 Step, and doesn’t see a conflict there. Most of the self help books are…no, all of the 12 Step books are about drugs and alcohol.
Hailing out of Altadena, CA, in 2008 Jabari Davis took the San Francisco Comedy community by storm, with humor that mixes down and dirty street smarts with thought provoking intellect. With a style that interweaves true-life failures backed by undeniable logic, his comedic dialogue transcends not only cultural barriers, but social classes as well.
Jabari has performed in some of the the nations biggest Comedy clubs including The Comedy Store (Hollywood, La Jolla Ca), The Ice House Comedy Club (Pasadena, Ca), San Francisco Punchline, Sacramento Punchline, Cobb’s Comedy Club (San Francisco), Carolines on Broadway (New York City), and Gotham Comedy Club (New York City) to name a few. In 2010 he debuted his one man Solo Performance piece “Felony Swagger With a Degree,” in the San Francisco Theater Festival amid rave reviews. He was invited back to the Festival in 2011 to perform another Solo Performance piece. Both of which were Co-Directed by W. Kamau Bell of FX’s “Totally Biased.” In 2011, 2012, and 2013 Jabari was selected to perform in San Francisco prestigious Comedy Day Festival in Golden Gate Park performing alongside Robin Williams, Diane Amos, and Gina Yashere. Jabari has also opened for Charlie Murphy’s Acid Trip Tour, and was recently selected to perform in the Cape Fear Comedy Festival 2013 in Wilmington, North Carolina. To cap off an amazng run in the Bay Area, Jabari Headlined Yoshis San Francisco in September 2013. A predominately Jazz venue, Jabari was and still is the only local Comedian to ever play the Venue. With less than a decade in the Business, Jabari has quickly established himself as a rising star. With National Opener and Feature credits to his name, it’s only a matter of time before he reaches National Headliner status.
Ivan Hernandez is a comic living in San Francisco. He likes food and some social issues and comic books. He has performed at the SF Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Litquake, Supercon comic convention, International Cannabis and Hemp Expo, Sacramento Comedy Festival, SF Comedy and Burrito Festival, and plenty of other places. Boars, Gore, and Swords, the show he co-hosts with fellow comedian Red Scott, is a member of the Boing Boing podcast network. He produces Give Me Fiction, a monthly prose storytelling show in the basement of Lost Weekend Video.
Ryan is a comedian that loves hockey, punk, metal and his parents. He runs a punk rock comedy show called Where Eagles Dare every month at Milk Bar. Ya heard.
Travis Rust hails from the faraway land of Los Angeles, where he produces the Sleepaway Camp comedy showcase every Thursday. He real funny.