Lineup for February 19th
Matt Ruby, Leslie Small, Drew Platt and Jason Van Glass 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.
The Mission Position is a popular independent comedy showcase, hosted by four of San Francisco’s most accomplished comedians – Matt Lieb, Kate Willett, Trevor Hill and Jessica Sele. Every Thursday, audiences fill Lost Weekend Video’s famous CineCave comedy den, for a show that provides club-level talent without irritating drink minimums or filler comics. The Mission Position welcomes a new lineup of special guests every week that include the Bay Area’s brightest comics alongside nationally touring headliners from NBC, TBS, E! and Comedy Central.
“…the best comedy bargain in SF.” –SF Gate
Named one of the “Top 10 Events in San Francisco” by Time Out World (November 2014)
“The next great San Francisco comedy tradition.” –Courting Comedy
Matt Ruby is a comedian and the creator of Vooza, a video comic strip about the tech world (aka “The Spinal Tap of startups”). He’s been featured on MTV, CNN.com, The Huffington Post, NY Magazine, Time Out NY (“Joke of the Year” nominee), ComedySmack (Winner of Best Web Short of the Year), Gawker, and lots of other places. He’s also appeared across the country at comedy venues and festivals including SXSW, Bridgetown, NY Comedy Contest, SF Comedy Contest, Boston Comedy Festival, and the New Orleans Comedy and Arts Festival. Sandpaper Suit is the name of his comedy blog. It was nominated for Best Comedy Website by The ECNY awards.
Leslie Small was lucky enough to be born and raised in the beautiful SF Bay Area. Her formative years were spent squandering aforementioned luck indulging in illicit substances and believing if she watched The Craft enough times that she too could acquire otherworldly powers, but alas no. She always had a penchant for saying inappropriate things, but decided she was sick of offending people on accident and tried stand-up comedy. The result was magical, like a barren woman stumbling upon an abandoned dumpster baby, she had found her home. She had finally found a place to tell all her offensive dick jokes, as she learned early on that church is not the place. Amen!
Drew Platt started doing standup in New Orleans, LA where he opened for comedians such as “Saturday Night Live” veteran Darrell Hammond, Kyle Kinane, Sean Patton and many more. Drew has performed at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Tx as well as SXSW. Shortly after moving to the San Francisco Bay Area he began performing at many different comedy venues around the city including the Punchline. He currently co-produces a monthly show in San Francisco called Happy Tears Comedy Showcase.
Jason Van Glass
Scoomie nominee Jason Van Glass is well-known for his dry wit and hump. Since moving to Los Angeles, he has performed at theaters, comedy clubs, colleges, and beach-boardwalks across the southland. In addition to hosting Gangbusters! every Tuesday night at Westwood’s Improv Space, you may have seen him that one time on Adult Swim.