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The Comedy Lab featuring Phil Johnson and Big Al Gonzales
Mission City Coffee
Santa Clara, CA
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A limited number of tickets will be available at the door for $7. Don't forget, $1 from each ticket will aid GINA For Missing Persons!


The Comedy Lab featuring Phil Johnson and Big Al Gonzales
The Comedy Lab is a comedic playground featuring nationally touring comedians Phil Johnson and Big Al Gonzales.  Both are working on brand new shows for upcoming DVD and CD releases in 2012.  Come and be part of the creative process.  Plenty of surprises in store, including a special musical performance by neo-soul artist Monica Marquis!

Note from Phil: This IS NOT going to be the kind of show where comedians read off a notebook in a monotone looking to see if it generates a reaction.  We really don't like those shows.  You will get a full fledged, professional quality comedy show in a safe haven, away from the prying eyes of the "comedy industry", where we can do comedy without a net.  Tickets for this show are very inexpensive because it's more fun for you and us to have a full room.

Warning: If you're stupid or closed-minded, this isn't the show for you.

This show is also a benefit for GINA For Missing Persons Foundation which seeks to educate the public by utilizing entertainment to create awareness and media attention for missing persons world-wide, and to offer a source of information to help  people whose family members become missing. $1 from each ticket will go to GINA.

Phil Johnson Bio:
Being human is a constant struggle between defining ourselves as individuals and trying to fit in with "the group"...

Phil Johnson, who has appeared at the Sundance Film Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, uses comedy and music to dissect that dilemma in both his own life and others.

In pieces like "Vertical Eyebrows", "Gangsta Pooh", and "State Hats" Phil discusses the challenges and rewards of being different and proud of it. Though sometimes people misplace their self-worth into meaningless objects like in "Truck Nuts".

But we also have to be concerned with how we relate to the thoughts and feelings of others around us. From dealing with new social issues ("Robots" and "Gay Children's Books") to keeping the relationship fire alive ("Bad Porno Sex" and "Geeks Don't Care").

Phil Johnson, like everyone else, sometimes gets it and sometimes wonders what the heck people are thinking. On stage his playful humor and likeable, endearing manner allow him to shake things up without antagonizing the audience. In the end we can only be who we are, try to understand others, and hope they understand us.

Big Al Gonzales bio:
An 8 year veteran of comedy,  Al Gonzales has been become a staple in the California Comedy Scene. He has performed at Cobb's, Punch Line, Improv, Purple Onion, Rooster T's & Tommy T's. He is involved w/ 3 touring shows; the Chicano Comedy All-Stars, the Burger Kings Of Comedy & Big Al's Big Ass Comedy Show. He has opened for Doug Stanhope, Eddie Griffin, Pablo Francisco, Russell Peters, Bobby Slayton, Bobby Lee, & Kyle Kinane and many more. Al has been seen national on the PSA "Click It Or Ticket" and locally on KOFY TV 20. He was also an on-air personality at Pirate Cat Radio in SF for 2 years where he interviewed personalities such as, Marc Maron, Dat Phan, Craig Gass, Bruce Villanch, and Laurie Kilmartin.

If you like intelligent, adult comedy that has sacred cow between two pieces of bread for lunch, you'll love this show.



Mission City Coffee
2221 The Alameda
Santa Clara, CA 95050
United States

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Comedy > Stand Up

Minimum Age: 16
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Dangerous Grooves Records
On BPT Since: Mar 03, 2006
Phil Johnson

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