Harmon Leon, Colin Mahan, & Yayne Abeba in Who Killed Smile Time?
Three of SF's most innovative comedy performers join forces comedic triple bill.
Here's the skinny on the performances:
Harmon Leon in Ironic/NOT Ironic
Award-winning San Francisco author, filmmaker, and comedic performer Harmon Leon brings you his new show, Ironic/NOT Ironic.
Direct from this year's Edinburgh Festival in Scotland and the Adelaide Festival in Australia, take Harmon's hand as he examines all things ironic and all things NOT ironic. (That's a lot of ground to cover.)
Harmon Leon knows irony. This is a man who has made a name for himself by adopting clever personas and disguises and infiltrating such TV shows as Blind Date, The Judge Joe Brown Show, Whammy, and Penn & Teller's Showtimes eries:
They say people don't understand irony. In this ironic age we live in, Harmon Leon dissects the incongruity between the intended meaning of things and the real actual perceived meaning of things: ironic music, ironic T-shirts, ironic romances, ironic breakups, ironic chimps wearing people clothes.In the end, you'll look at the entire world and contemplate whether it's ironic or NOT ironic.
Harmon Leon is the author of 6 books, including National Lampoon's Roadtrip USA. Maybe you've read Harmon's columns on Huffington Post. His other writing can be found in Esquire, Playboy, and Salon. He has appeared on the Howard Stern Show, Last Call with Carson Daly, Penn & Teller's Bullshit, and Spike TV's 1000 Ways to Die. He's performed at the Montreal, Edinburgh, Vancouver, and Melbourne Comedy Festivals.
"One funny motherf*cker!" Jimmy Kimmel"Hilarious!" Howard Stern"
A comedy force to be reckoned with" -- *****Edinburgh List"
Leon constantly tweaks us onto how amazingly anything or anything is ironic, or not ironic and manages to keep his audience in stitches of laughter" *****DB Magazine/Australia
Yayne Abeba is known for gripping audiences with her tales of growing up as a first generation Ethiopian in America. She found constant humor in the fact that she was growing up in two totally opposite worlds; the old culture of Ethiopia fused with the young and rebellious culture of America.
It didn't help that she grew up in San Francisco's Haight Ashbury. Hippies and Habeshas don't mix very well.
Yayne's style as been described as fresh, innovative, cutting edge and just damn funny! No topic is off limits. It was this refreshing style that got her on Season Two of Last Comic Standing. She has performed at the Kung Pao Kosher Comedy show, Funny Girlz with Renee Hicks and Elvira Kurt. She took second place in the 2001 Russian River Comedy Competition. She is the winner of the (2002) Russian River Comedy Competition. Catch her one hour special "Africa Laughs with Yayne Abeba" on The Africa Channel
Colin Mahan is Triforce Maiden in Too Many Wurdz: A Crock Opera in 1D
A world beyond imagination. An adventure beyond logic. A black comedy rock musical beyond comprehension.
The evil Sky Computer has enslaved mankind with promises that everyone can make $225/hr from the comfort of their own homes, no training necessary. It's up to Triforce Maiden (1982's Ex-Antihero of the Year) to lead a ragtag band of celebrity impressions on a karaoke odyssey to defeat the Sky Computer in this comedy + rock = crock opera.
*Too Many Wordz is the title of the show, not how you'll describe the show to co-workers the next day.
Colin Mahan has appeared on Bravo, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, The Man Show, and countless web properties. He's done voices for many animated shows, including VH1 ILL-ustrated, Spike TV's This Just In, and countless web cartoons and video games. He's the creator and sole practitioner of 'performance comedy,' which is the comedic art of putting two words together to sound like they mean something.
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