The Mission Position is a popular independent comedy showcase, hosted by two of San Francisco’s most accomplished comedians – Adrian McNair & Irene Tu. The Mission Position welcomes a new lineup of special guests every month that include the Bay Area’s brightest comics alongside nationally touring headliners from NBC, TBS, E! and Comedy Central.
Nato Green was summed up more or less accurately by The East Bay Express as, “erudite and acerbic, a San Francisco-raised father, union organizer, gastronome, bibliophile, and political sparkplug.” His first comedy album, The Nato Green Party, was released by Rooftop Comedy. Nato has been named San Francisco’s Best Comedian by the SF Weekly, Huffington Post, SFist, and CBS.
Nato is the creator of Iron Comic, the Iron Chef-spoofing comedy game show he sometimes co-hosts with Moshe Kasher. Nato has a regular column in the San Francisco Examiner, and his humor commentaries have appeared in VICE, Truthdig, Huffington Post, the San Francisco Bay Guardian, The Rumpus, and The Bold Italic. He also hosts FSFSF, a short spotlight on Bay Area comedy that airs every weekday during NPR’s All Things Considered on 91.7FM KALW.
He had a podcast The Nato Sessions, produced by 3200 Stories. Nato wrote for Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell on FX and toured nationally with W. Kamau Bell & Janine Brito as Laughter Against the Machine.
Based out of Santa Cruz, CA., Chad Opitz is a comic who unique takes on sometimes odd subject matters are making him an oft booked staple at Bay Area clubs and showcases. Chad was the winner of Bay Area legend Jimmy Gunn’s “Best Newcomer” award as well as a finalist in the Rooster T. Feathers New Talent Competition and 1st place winner of the Walk the Plank comedy competition, beating out 100 comics for the top prize. Veering between one-liners and short story jokes, Opitz’ writing is as well-regarded as his character and performance work.