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.
Jesse Fernandez is head writer at www.eBaumsworld.com and can dunk a basketball. Jesse has written comedy for MSN, Starbucks, Hitachi, and girls are always like, “Wow, he just dunked a basketball!” Jesse won the 2010 National College Funny Film Competition and has great upper body strength for dunking hard. Jesse’s Master’s thesis was about linguistic mechanisms that elicit laughter, which took him a long time to finish because he was busy flying from the free throw line to the hoop.
Nick’s stand-up career started to get legs in college. In 2011 Nick won Boston University’s stand-up competition, “BU’s Funniest Student” and began opening for his comedy icon, Nick Swardson. With Swardson’s help, Nick began frequenting and performing in Los Angeles where he was quickly scooped up by the Beverly Hills-based Principato-Young Entertainment. Around the same time, clips of Nick’s jokes slowly began to make their way onto Comedy Central’s website, Jokes.com. In 2012 Nick was named Rooftop Comedy’s National College Comedy Competition’s MVP and went on to perform at TBS Just For Laughs in Chicago. Shortly following his performance at the festival, the Huffington Post wrote a piece about Nick and called him the “funniest college stand-up in the country”. During his senior year he began headlining comedy clubs in Boston, including the legendary Nick’s Comedy Stop. Nick also started writing and producing sketches for MTV, who also invited him to tape a stand up spot for the network at UCB in New York City in the fall of 2012. Nick graduated from Boston University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2013. He now resides in Los Angeles where he appears regularly at comedy clubs including The Improv, The Laugh Factory, and The Comedy Store