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.
Headliner Jak Knight (Comedy Central, JFL Montreal)
Originally from Seattle, Jak is an LA-based stand-up, writer, and performer. He was named a 2014 Comedy Central Comic to Watch, and a 2015 New Face at the JFL Festival in Montreal. Jak has been featured performing on Comedy Central’s The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, @Midnight, and the upcoming third season of Adam Devine’s House Party. Jak performed at the main stage of 2015’s Oddball Comedy Festival headlined by Amy Schumer and Aziz Ansari, and on the road has opened for various stand-ups including Joel McHale, Eric Andre, Moshe Kasher, and Dave Chappelle. Most recently, Jak wrapped on a pilot with Al Madrigal for Comedy Central.
Motor City native Karinda Dobbins was born into a politically active family of skilled storytellers and sharp wits. Her worldview was shaped by their accounts of protest, civil rights and empowerment, weighty subjects that were always leavened with humor. To date, she has appeared at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival; featured at Bay Area comedy clubs the Punch Line and Cobb’s; opened for Hari Kondabolu, Trevor Noah and toured with W. Kamau Bell. Karinda made her primetime national television debut on Coast-to-Coast Episode 1 on NickMom Night Out.