Comedy Returns to El Rio!
"Comedy Returns to El Rio!" where comedian/Kung Pao Kosher Comedy Producer got her comedic start 20 years ago.
This line-up showcases some of San Francisco's funniest and smartest stand up comics and takes place every 2nd Monday of the month at 7:30pm.
The Monday, November 9th show features the comedy of:
TISSA HAMI is an Iranian-American Muslim stand-up comic. She grew up in a traditional family in a predominantly white suburb of Boston. Her parents are thrilled that she is using her expensive Ivy League education to pursue a career in comedy. People who disapprove of her act will be taken hostage. Tissa performed for 10,000 people at First Night Boston 2005. She has been featured in the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, Washington Post, BBC, NPR, on the PBS documentary "Stand Up: Muslim American Comics Come of Age," and on ABC's "The View." www.tissahami.com
DANNY DECHI has been described as Woody Allen doing vaudeville. His humor, most often directed at himself, is a quirky combination of clean comedy along with a unique #2 pencil musical act. Danny arrived in the Bay Area from Argentina when he was 6 years old. The experience of growing up in San Francisco has warped him forever. He's been an enthusiastic element of San Francisco's weird and wonderful performing scene for more than 7 years. He has performed all over the Bay Area including The Punchline, Purple Onion, Rooster T. Feathers, and 142 Throckmorton. Danny has also acted in several plays with the San Francisco Free Civic Theatre, appeared in TV commercials (the latest one for the San Francisco Giants), and has written a semi-autobiographical book I Didn't Want to Pay for Rent-A-Car. www.danieldechi.com
REANNIE ROADS is an unemployed elementary school teacher forced to do stand up comedy due to cutbacks in education. She sings gentle, non-threatening, intelligent, thoughtful, powerful, hysterical feminist toilet songs. Described as What would happen if Gracie Allen picked up a guitar? Reannie entertains the masses with such hits as Cellulite Dimple, Everybodys Stupid When Theyre Stoned, and Johnny Depp, a Love Song. Reannie performs at clubs and colleges from Catch a Rising Star in New York City to San Franciscos Punchline. She is a Women Who Kick Comedy Butt regular and 2007 winner of The Last Woman Kicking. She also stars in plays and sketch comedy shows such as Loose Knit, where she played the crazed Gina; Psycho-Babble, where she played a crazy lady; and other productions where she played other crazy ladies. She wrote, produced, and starred in Clockbusters, a sketch comedy show in the San Francisco Fringe Festival.
RICK ROMERO is a comic out of the East Bay, not East LA. He is out of Dublin and has been performing for the last 3 years and has opened for Christopher Titus, Dhat Phan, Debi Gutierrez, and DL Hughley just to name a few. He draws a lot of humor from his Latino roots and his family life.
MARTY GRIMES grew up in Etna, a tiny farming town in Northern California, where he learned all the important lessons of life, such as, "Aint nobody can rope a pig," and City slickers are freaky. That second lesson sounded pretty good to him so Marty headed down to the Bay Area. Instead of starting his comedy career then, as he should have, he spent several years staring at a computer monitor for eight hours a day. Marty began to unlock his creative side after work with his witty blog entries at www.martygrimes.com, adding another two hours of computer monitor staring to his daily routine. He brought his musings to the comedy stage. Since then he has established himself as the Big Gay of the South Bay where he placed second in the Rooster T. Feathers comedy competition in his first year of stand up. He has performed at the Ice House, Punch Line, San Jose Improv, and Purple Onion. He competed in the 2009 New York Comedy Competition and was a semi-finalist in the 2009 Great Canadian Laugh Off in Toronto.
LISA GEDULDIG is the creator, producer, & MC of a variety of annual comedy shows: Kung Pao Kosher Comedy; The George Bush Going Away Party; Funny Girlz; A Muslim, A Mormon, and A Jew Walk into A Bar; The Color of Funny; Comedy Returns to El; Rio, Cafe con Comedy; Charo. She brought What Am I, Chopped Liver? to NY in October.
3158 Mission St @ Precita
San Francisco, CA 94110
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|