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, Torio Van Grol & Adrian McNair. 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.
Sam Tallent is comedian from Denver, Colorado. The Denver Post called Sam the surreal voice of an absurd generation and the Denver Westword said that he had the best comedy moment in Denver in all of 2012 . An alt-comic road dog in the vein of Kinane and Stanhope SF s courtingcomedy.com , Tallent has performed all over at places like the SF Punchline, the Creek and the Cave NYC, the Laughing Devil, the San Francisco Comedy and Burrito Festival and the New York Television Festival, as well as clubs and colleges across the Mid- and Southwest.
Casey Ley is a San Francisco-based comedian. He hears this a lot: “Hey, you’re that funny gay comic, aren’t you?” He hopes that, soon, people will recognize him as just a funny black comic. Casey’s been featured in festivals like SXSW, Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, OR and the Moontower Comedy Festival in Austin, TX. He is the host and creator of the popular San Francisco show “This Feels Wrong” and a weekly comedy game show called “Mayhem Trivia.” His comedy has appeared on NPR and he was voted the Bay Area’s best comic by readers of SF Weekly in 2012.
Jane Harrison is a writer and comedian from Atlanta. She hasn’t told you that she’s from Atlanta yet? Well she will and she is. As a millennial, she is deeply inspired by her own 23 years of living experience and the hardships she’s faced as a middle class white woman. Her comedy explores topics including poop and how truly beautiful and mysterious human relationships can be. She’s been called a wunderkid, by her mother, who supports her but really would prefer she not tell jokes that include family secrets. Laughspin once called her “a comedian.”
Omar is a stand-up comedian, writer and performer now based in Hollywood, but originally from El Paso, TX. A graduate of Rice University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, he decided that mankind needed more comedy and fewer machines. He moved to Los Angeles in 2010 and has since performed regularly at many notable clubs around Hollywood including The Hollywood Improv, The Comedy Store & The Ice House. Though he’s known amongst his friends as a lover of wordplay and puns, his sharp writing and relatable personality are what audiences have come to love abut his comedy.
Cameron Vannini is a young, up and coming San Francisco based comedian. His sarcastic sense of humor and hilarious ability to share and examine his real life experiences, makes him a favorite in the bay area by both audiences & fellow comics alike. Having performed all over the country, Cameron is a regular at both the San Francisco Punch Line & Cobb’s Comedy Club. He has also graced the stage at venues such as The Comedy Store & The San Jose Improv. Cameron has also had the honor of being a selected performer in numerous comedy festivals including SF Sketchfest, SXSW, The Sacramento Comedy Festival, and The San Francisco International Comedy Competition..