Lineup for August 6th

Lineup for August 6th

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

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This Weeks Guests:

Scott Capurro

scott capurroScott Capurro was reared in Daly City, California; at age 3, he swam the English Channel. Since 1993, he’s avoided AIDS by telling unsavory jokes in every English speaking country. Scott is trusting and thus surrounded by duplicity, yet he continues challenging himself, because he’s physically challenged and emotionally unstable. Described by San Francisco Weekly (free press, edited by lesbians and designed by trannys with large hands and hidden agendas) as “stand-up in the very best possible sense – deadpan, ever-alert and hilarious”

Scott has appeared in Mrs. Doubtfire, where, effortlessly, he played a homosexual; and Star Wars: Phantom Menace, where, breathlessly, he wore a body stocking.  Scott knows David Cameron (wink, wink) and Nelson Mandela. Well, he’s met Nelson once. They’re both vegetarians. Actually, Scott is. Nelson said he was, to impress Scott. Cameron eats anything.

www.scottcapurro.com

Walker Glenn

walker glennOriginally from a small town in the Northern California foothills, Walker Glenn always had big dreams of getting out, and moving to a city where he could be close to the entertainment industry. Eventually, he gave up and moved to Oakland instead.
But his Hollywood dreams were not completely dead. After two years of secretly writing jokes into his phone, Walker forced himself onstage at a local open mic. The nervous laughter and polite applause that followed were enough encouragement to get him onstage time and again since.
In the time following that first set, Walker has honed a style that can only be described as “confidently insecure.” His material is as empowered as it is self-effacing; Walker Glenn is a man who will tell you his most embarrassing secrets in a voice so loud and assured you can’t help but laugh.

Loren Kraut

loren krautAwkwardly hilarious, Loren’s unorthodox style of comedy juxtaposes playfulness with deeply dark humor.  She turns grim subject matter, like depression and suicide, on its ear, presenting the bleakness of mental illness with unexpected wit and levity. Ever the outsider, Loren gives us a glimpse into her weird, silly and often tragic world that, in the end, is surprisingly life affirming.

Loren co-wrote two one-woman shows, and stage-managed many Off- and Off-off Broadway plays.  She wrote, directed and produced her play Time, You Thief at The Gill Theatre in SF.  She performed excerpts from her own solo show, Further Out Than You Thought, at The Marsh in SF in 2011 & 2013.

www.lorenkraut.com