Lineup for November 6th
Eliza Skinner, Erik Krasner, Andrew Holmgren, Rajeev Dhar and Ronn Vigh 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.
Eliza Skinner is originally from Richmond, VA and started her performing career as an unnamed child revolutionary in a production of Evita. She is now a stand-up comedian and has appeared on The Pete Holmes Show, @Midnight, Chelsea Lately, Upload with Shaquille O’Neal, MTV, Showtime, AMC and the BBC. She has performed in festivals all over the world including RiotLA, SXSW, Bridgetown, the NY Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe. In his Reddit AMA, Patton Oswalt called her one of his favorite up-and-coming comedians. Last fall, Eliza was a writer and correspondent on Totally Biased (produced by Chris Rock), and she is currently a staff writer for Funny Or Die and a regular performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York and LA. She was just selected to be one of the “New Faces Of Comedy” at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival. She can be seen every Thursday at The Virgil in LA at “Big Money” – the stand up show she hosts with Bryan Cook.
Ronn Vigh’s brash attitude and acerbic wit have earned him a comparison to a young Joan Rivers by SF Weekly. Which is a fitting comparison, since he later became a writer for E! Television’s “Fashion Police” co-hosted by Joan Rivers.
He was featured on NBC’s Last Comic Standing II and in 2005 started comedy night at Harvey’s and currently produces the successful “Harvey’s Funny Tuesdays” weekly comedy show in the Castro District of San Francisco. Ronn recently headlined Reno Pride and has also been featured at the10th Annual Michigan ComedyFest, Rooftop Comedy’s Out Loud Festival, Las Vegas Out Q Festival, Lake Tahoe Gay & Lesbian WinterFest, San Francisco Comedy & Burrito Festival, Palm Springs Pride and the list goes on and on and on—much like when Ronn speaks. He is also a favorite at comedy clubs, including SF Punchline, Cobb’s, San Jose Improv, Rooster T. Feathers and has recently opened for notable acts such as James Adomian, Wendy Liebman, Loni Love, Scott Thompson of Kids In The Hall and many more.
Comedian Andrew Holmgren embodies a rare combination of humility and good looks rarely seen before on this planet. The laid-back jokester performs with a certain reverence for irreverence and his succinct, clever sense of humor has caused people to call him a smart-ass more times than he cares to remember. Holmgren comes to party, based out of San Francisco, he was named one of 2013’s “comics to watch” by SF Weekly and was named “Best Comedian” in 2014 by the same publication. Andrew produces the popular San Francisco comedy showcase ‘Get Yucked Up’, he performs all over the country and has appeared at SF Sketchfest, Savage Henry Comedy Festival and The Sacramento Comedy Fest, where he was named best visiting comedian. I’d buy him a beer if I were you. He’s also got great hair.
Born in in New York City, before being moved to the cultural Siberia of Northern NJ, Rajeev exhibited an earnest desire to know about the people around him from his earliest days. As a child he’d wander off if you turned your back to him for a moment, because there were more curious things over there. An excellent daydreamer and fact-gather in his youth along with a growing irreverence towards authority as he grew informs his open-mindedness and sense of humor. His mother wanted him to be a doctor. He wanted to be a cartoonist. Neither getting what they wanted was the compromise they reached. He moved to San Francisco 11 years ago for the love of a woman and this beautiful city. The city and Rajeev are still together and very happy.
A former mathematician who discovered that stand-up comedy is much easier, Erik Krasner has the honor of having once been told “dude, you’re pretty sad” by a practicing psychiatrist. His dry, self-deprecating humor has been described as “charming but snarky,” “actually pretty funny,” and “awkward and weird.”
He writes sketch-comedy videos for Slobs Productions, co-produces the monthly Vice Principals of Comedy showcase at Lost Weekend Video, and can be seen at open mics and bar shows in places as far-flung and exotic as Livermore, California; Gilroy, California; and Tracy, California.