Lineup for June 25th
Tickets can 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
This weeks guests:
Ahamed Weinberg is a young comedian who has performed in Vermont, New York, Los Angles and in his home town of Philadelphia. He has also written articles for NationalLampoon.com. He has worked on Comedy Bang Bang and The Birthday Boys. Ahamed’s high school nickname was BiggestDick2Good@Sex.
Jay Weingarten is a writer/and Performer biased in, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif). Out of all of the comedian websites I have seen, his has the most pop-up ads that have been caught by my ad-blocker.
Neel Nanda began his stand up comedy career in Atlanta and is now a comedian, writer and actor based in Los Angeles. Neel has been featured on IFC’s “Garfunkel and Oates Show” and has been featured at several comedy festivals including Bridgetown Comedy Festival and the Laghing Skull Festival. He will also be performing stand up comedy in Oxygen’s upcoming Reality Series “Funny Girls”. Neel placed second in the Westside Comedy Showdown in Los Angeles in 2015 and has been featuring around the country with some of comedies biggest acts. He currently produces and hosts a weekly show at the Westside Comedy Theater in Santa Monica and a monthly show at the Hollywood Improv. His shows have featured comedians like Bill Burr, Laura Kightlinger and Demetri Martin.
Alison Stevenson resides in Los Angeles (where stars are made), but started stand up comedy in the San Francisco bay area (where start-ups are made). She has performed at various venues across the country including the San Francisco Punchline, the Purple Onion, NerdMelt, the 2012 Too Much Funstival in Denver, CO and the Savage Henry comedy festival in Humboldt, CA. Her comedy has been featured on the Huffington Post, Splitsider, Jezebel, and Hellogiggles. She has also made a notable appearance on Dan Savage’s Lovecast.
On top of stand up, she is currently in the video sketch group, Blessed. Blessed is composed of her and two other women named Megan Koester and Clare O’Kane. Combined, these three female comedians are almost as funny as one man! Some of her jokes can be heard on Pandora, via Rooftop Comedy. She will also have a track in an upcoming San Francisco comedy album released by Burger Records.
Emily Epstein White
Ever since Emily was little (and by that she means, only slightly smaller then she stands today) she was a performer. Perhaps it is the Napoleon complex,her quirky sensibility, or her ability to find herself in strange situations varying from treadmill accidents to topless beaches, but the girl has something to say.
With her laid back style, Emily immediately puts the audience at ease, entertaining them with her personal anecdotes, observational humor, and experience from the dating trenches. She performs all over New York and works what her mama gave her (at least comedy-wise).