Lineup for May 14th

Lineup for May 14th

Tickets can also be purchased online through Eventbrite.

The Mission Position is a popular independent comedy showcase, hosted by five of San Francisco’s most accomplished comedians – Matt Lieb, Kate Willett, Jessica Sele, Richard Toomer & Torio Van Grol. 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


Sean Keane

Sean KeaneSean grew up on the cuddly streets of Pleasant Hill, California, before beginning his comedy career in the even-cuddlier town of Berkeley, where he ran UC Berkeley’s humor magazine, The Heuristic Squelch, and produced a series of comedy shows. He began his standup career in San Francisco years later, and began receiving acclaim for his intelligent writing, autobiographical storytelling, and remarkably pink cheeks. Sean has appeared at numerous festivals, including SF Sketchfest, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and the Humboldt Comedy Festival. He’s contributed to McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and ESPN the Magazine, and performed at Litquake, the San Francisco Literary Festival. His writing has appeared in the East Bay Express,, and various sports blogs all over the internet. He’s had the privilege of working with such comedians as Todd Barry, Greg Proops, Dave Attell Tig Notaro, Rory Scovel, TJ Miller, Kyle Kinane, and Kurt Braunohler, among others. He’s a founding member of The Business, SF’s finest alt-comedy showcase since 2009, which the SF Weekly and SF Magazine have each called “Best of SF.” The San Jose Mercury News called Sean a “Comic To Watch” in 2011, and he’s a three-time champion of the live standup game show Iron Comic.

Nato Green

nato greenNato Green was summed up more or less accurately by The East Bay Express as, “erudite and acerbic, a San Francisco-raised father, union organizer, gastronome, bibliophile, and political sparkplug.” He performs on Tuesdays at the legendary alternative comedy show at Hemlock Tavern,  The Business. His podcast The Nato Sessions is produced by 3200 Stories. His first comedy album, The Nato Green Party, was released by Rooftop Comedy. Nato has been named San Francisco’s Best Comedian by the SF WeeklyHuffington Post, and CBS.   Nato is the creator of Iron Comic, the Iron Chef-spoofing comedy game show he co-hosts with Moshe Kasher. Nato has a regular column in the San Francisco Examiner, and his humor commentaries have appeared in VICETruthdigHuffington Post, the San Francisco Bay GuardianThe Rumpus, and The Bold Italic. He also hosts FSFSF, a short spotlight on Bay Area comedy that airs every weekday during NPR’s All Things Considered on 91.7FM KALW. Nato wrote for Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell on FX and toured nationally with W. Kamau Bell & Janine Brito as Laughter Against the Machine.

Kevin Tienken

kevin tienkenPeople have often said after one of Kevin’s performances “O Man! That was great! What a hilarious & kind person. I hope we become friends because Kevin Tienken seems like a great friend.” and you know what they’re are absolutely correct. I am, I mean he is a great person but more than that he’ll make you feel like a great person. If you ever have the chance to be blessed by witnessing a performance by Kevin Tienken you must go. “I choose to laugh at the things that could ruin your day. Life is too short and too hard to take most anything too seriously. People are crazy, life is crazy and everybody knows it. I choose to talk about life because my hope is that if you can laugh about your pain you can become better from that pain and ultimately become a happier person.”