Lineup for December 4th
Alfonso Portela, Tim Messenger, Steve Ferris and Joey Devine 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.
Tim Messenger is a hilarious Denver based touring comedian. As an ex-international tax accountant, Tim delivers smart, thoughtful, and at times, absurdist comedy navigating between a number of comedic styles from biting sarcasm to an eccentric blend of silliness and wordplay. Tim has developed in Denver, Boston, and DC finding laughter in his abnormal view of the world.
Tim has been invited to participate in a number of comedy festivals across the country including the Seattle International Comedy Competition, Boston Comedy Festival, High Plains Comedy Festival, World Series of Comedy, Laughlin Laugh Fest, Salt Lake City Comedy Carnivale, Cleveland Comedy Festival, Idaho Laugh Fest, Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, Granite State Comedy Festival, and even the Women in Comedy Festival. Tim was also a finalist for Funny or Die’s Road 2 Oddball and Comedy Works New Faces contest. See Tim take the stage at any of his upcoming performances.
Joey Devine is from the San Francisco Bay Area. He is the the head writer for Yahoo.com’s “Broken News Daily,” and you may recognize him from a McDonald’s commercial that airs on IFC during Portlandia reruns sometimes. If you’ve ever been to the San Francisco Punchline, Cobb’s Comedy Club, or his weekly show “Move Along Nothing To See Here: A Free Comedy Show” at The Night Light in Oakland, you might have seen him do stand up before. He’s pretty good at it or whatever.
Sacramento native, Alfonso Portela, is a nationally recognized barista. Alfonso is also a professional percussionist. Most relevant to this short bio, however, he’s a talented comedian. Much like his taste for playing all genres of music, his comedy too encompasses a variety of styles from short clever jokes to elaborate and animated vignettes. Winner of “Best New Comedian” at the Sacramento Comedy Festival, Alfonso has an inclusive style of comedy that appeals to everyone. Original, creative, and imaginative are the hallmarks of his material. He has become a staple at comedy shows in his area and has also performed at many of Northern California’s premier comedy clubs. He has a gap in his teeth. Don’t let it weird you out. It looks good.
Steve started doing comedy in 2004 and has been doing it consistently since. Before that he did it for a little while and then stopped for a year. Before that he did it one time in a high school talent contest which resulted in him being suspended for three days. Really though he kind of feels like he’s always been a comedian, and his whole life is like his act.