Lineup for October 16th
Bri Pruett, Mike Spiegelman, Drennon Davis, Grant Lyon and Scott Capurro 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.
Scott Capurro was reared in Daly City, California; at age 3, he swam the English Channel. Since 1993, he’s avoided AIDS by telling unsavory jokes in every English speaking country. Scott is trusting and thus surrounded by duplicity, yet he continues challenging himself, because he’s physically challenged and emotionally unstable.
Described by San Francisco Weekly (free press, edited by lesbians and designed by trannys with large hands and hidden agendas) as “stand-up in the very best possible sense – deadpan, ever-alert and hilarious”
Scott has appeared in Mrs. Doubtfire, where, effortlessly, he played a homosexual; and Star Wars: Phantom Menace, where, breathlessly, he wore a body stocking.
Scott knows David Cameron (wink, wink) and Nelson Mandela. Well, he’s met Nelson once. They’re both vegetarians. Actually, Scott is. Nelson said he was, to impress Scott. Cameron eats anything.
From his elaborate characters and sketches, to his provocative songs and animation, Drennon has made a name for himself as one of the most innovative minds in today’s comedy scene. His live performances of the Imaginary Radio
Program combine live music and beat-boxing with one-man sketches into a show that the Los Angeles Comedy Bureau writes “not only lives up to its name, but exceeds expectation in what you could possibly think it is.” Drennon was recently featured on Comedy Central’s new show Adam Devine’s House Party, NBC’s Last Call and was a semi finalist on Last Comic Standing. His new animated show The Long Legs can be seen on MTV’s rebirth of Liquid Television in 2013.
He was recently featured in LA Weekly’s Top 10 Comedy Acts to Watch in 2014.
Bri Pruett is a stand-up comic and improviser from Portland, Oregon. She’s appeared at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, the All Jane No Dick comedy festival, the Seattle International Comedy Competition, and Bumbershoot. She’s makes regular appearances at Helium Comedy Club, Curious Comedy Theater, and other Portland showcases.
She’s a fierce ally of Action/Adventure Theater, a non-profit independent theater and black box venue in Southeast Portland. She appeared in Action/Adventure’s celebrated, long-running, improvised serial: Fall of the House. A/A also produced an original Sketch Show: Making Sex, which local press said Bri showed”razor sharp comic timing.” Oh yeah. She’s the comedy sidekick, writer, and co-creator of Late Night Action with Alex Falcone, a live, talk/variety show. Along with comedy buddies Alex Falcone and Anthony Lopez she is the power trio behind monthly Chips and Salsa Comedy Show at Action/Adventure.
Willamette Week named her one of the Funniest 5 Comedians in Portland. Aw, thanks guys!
Starting his career in the vibrant San Francisco comedy scene, San Francisco Weekly described Grant as “a hilariously sharp observer, not one of those tired white-guy bellyachers.” A former collegiate soccer player, Grant decided to pursue a career on stage instead of on the field. In 2014, he won the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival beating out comedians from all over the country, and he has performed in a number of other prestigious comedy festivals including the Great American Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and more.
He has appeared on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Radio Show and is heard regularly on Sirius/XM satellite radio. As well as being a contributing writer for the Huffington Post, the short film he wrote and starred in, Interview Date, was eligible for a short film Academy Award in 2013. Funny or Die, MSN, Huffington Post, and others are among the sites that have featured Grant’s sketch videos on their home pages.
Mike Spiegelman hosts and runs Oakland’s Layover Comedy Night showcase, which is celebrating its fourth year anniversary. Yay, woo-hoo! Last year Mike performed at Sketchfest, San Francisco Comedy Day in Golden Gate Park, Litquake, a block party in the Inner Sunset District, directed a play, and played the dad in “Dirty Dancing Live.” Whoa, cool! He also hosts the live-streaming YouTube podcast, “Hanging With My Tweeps.”