Lineup for August 20th
Tickets can 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, Jessica Sele, & 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:
Steve Hernandez is a stand-up comic, born and bred in Los Angeles. He’s the co-host of the “hit” podcast Respect the Danger of Knives and host/producer of Chatterbox Comedy Night, the best bar show in Los Angeles.
Scott Luhrs is a stand-up comic, based in Los Angeles. He’s the co-host of the “hit” podcast Respect the Danger of Knives and host/producer of Chatterbox Comedy Night, the best bar show in Los Angeles.
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.
Allison Mick is an Oakland-based comedian and writer originally from Rochester, NY. She draws from her upbringing and personal experiences to address topics like race, gender, and fast food, but mostly the first two. Allison Mick has been written about on earmilk.com and is a contributor to BrokeAssStuart.com. She’s also performed in such festivals as San Francisco Sketchfest and the S.H.I.T.s and Giggles Comedy Festival in Humboldt County, California.
A failed mathematician who discovered that stand-up comedy is much easier, Erik Krasner has the honor of having once been told “dude, you’re pretty sad” by a practicing psychiatrist. His dry, self-deprecating humor has been described as “charming but snarky,” “actually pretty funny,” and “awkward and weird.”
He writes sketch-comedy videos for Slobs Productions, co-produces the monthly Vice Principals of Comedy showcase at Lost Weekend Video, and can be seen performing in places as far-flung and exotic as Livermore, California; Gilroy, California; and Tracy, California.