Previously Secret Information 4/17
Good comedians have the ability to reduce a 30-minute experience to a 30 second joke. Joe Klocek, one of San Francisco's finest comedians, wants to reverse that process. After performing comedy for 15 years he's eager NOT to condense events to a set-up and a punchline. He wants to tell the story behind the punchline. So, Joe created a storytelling series and in the process assembled a remarkable group of San Francisco's top stand-up comics, solo performers and storytellers. It occurs at StageWerx, an intimate space that is superb for telling stories.
E R I C K A L U T Z
>> "Password Protected"
Ericka faces a dilemma. What's in her dead husband's computer files? Does she really want to know? And more to the point, would you?
B R U C E P A C H T M A N
>> "Woody Allen Wants Me To Be In His Movie (I Think)"
I don't know for sure. Yes, I had an audition and was called back for a second audition where I watched many actors being placed in groups and paraded in front of Woody Allen. I wasn't placed in a group. Well, I was but I was the only one in my group. That's not really a group. Though it seems like a good sign. I don't know. Can't talk now. I'm waiting for Woody Allen to call me.
J O E K L O C E K
>> "How the Government Got to Second Base With Me and Other Civics Lessons in the Airport"
All I have to do is say Airport security line and people get frustrated. On a recent visit I became a victim of the new enhanced pat-down. In a small windowless room, two government agents inform me that I should treat them with respect after feeling me up. This is when I stage a mini revolt because if the terrorist do hate us for our freedoms the government is working hard to remove reasons for terrorists to hate us.
G L O R Y L U D W I G
>> "A Little Dirty Talk"
Glory is dating a guy she believes is "the one" and she wants to be the best girlfriend possible. She is shy in bed and gathers the courage to add a little dirty talk. However, her courageousness comes with much more than words.
Shelton Theater - Stagewerx
533 Sutter (nr. Powell)
San Francisco, CA 94102