Lineup for April 2nd
Dave Thomason, Vince Mancini, Emily Van Dyke and Rachman Blake 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
Dave Thomason is a comedian, writer, and sweetheart. He was recently named a Comic-to-Watch by Comedy Central. He has performed at several festivals across the country including the SF Sketchfest, New York Comedy Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival. You may have heard him telling jokes on Sirius XM, Pandora, or NPR’s “Snap Judgment”.
Vince Mancini is a central Californian living in San Francisco, a writer, comedian, TV presenter, and the founding editor of FilmDrunk.com. You can also find his work in IFC, Maxim, and the Portland Mercury . With a wealth of relevant work experience, Vince has been previously employed as a barista (that’s Italian for ‘Loser’), a Chinese food chef, a forklift driver, an adult film editor, and a handsome secret agent with a sweet yet masculine scent. One time he went to UC San Diego, and currently, his business card describes him as a ‘Pop and Locksmith’. (On a serious note, he has an MFA in creative writing from Columbia too, in case you want to hire him to write something. The man has integrity, but he’s not allergic to cash money). In 2010, he became a correspondent for IFC’s The Grid, contributing segments covering the world of independent film. Vince has won many awards for his work, including first place at the 6th grade spelling bee and a lollipop from the barber for sitting still.
Emily Van Dyke
Emily Van Dyke is 31 and still on her mom’s cell phone plan. Originally from the Midwest, she’s struggled to overcome a monotone voice, nearsightedness and the death of her late cat Patches to become a comic who has an apartment with a washer/dryer inside of it. Emily hosts the comedy dating show “Flirting with Laughter,” she performs with the sketch group “Don’t Watch This Show Live” and she was the winner of the 2013 Walk the Plank Comedy Competition. One more thing, Emily Van Dyke is not related to Dick Van Dyke so don’t be an idiot and ask her that.
Rachman Blake is the co-founder of AppHeroes a tech matching company that connects startups with mobile app developers through live events that use humor. Realizing that humor and business go together like chocolate and peanut butter Rachman co-founded FunnyBizz, which is dedicated to making web content more compelling. Rachman helps organize the FunnyBizz Conference, a bi-annual gathering to expand customer bases and enjoy hotel conference buffets.
Businesses who want to connect with customers realize humor is a fast, effective way to do so. Rachman co-created FunnyBizz writes, a platform to help funny-ize, de-bore and de-snore all manner of electronic copy from website content to press releases and more.
A graduate of Princeton, Rachman is also a marathon runner despite not being Kenyan. He is from New Jersey, which is close.