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Comedy Returns to El Rio! (Friday, November 16 )
El Rio
San Francisco, CA
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Lisa Geduldig and El Rio Present...
Comedy Returns to El Rio!

Comedy Returns to El Rio! is a popular monthly comedy show, now in its 11th year. Produced by Kung Pao Kosher Comedy's Lisa Geduldig and taking place at El Rio in San Francisco's Mission District, it showcases an eclectic, multicultural mix of intelligent comedians from the Bay Area and beyond. Geduldig created the event in 2008 order to bring back to life a comedy show that used to take place in the 1980s and 1990s at El Rio.

The Friday November 16th show features Bernadette Luckett, Joe Klocek, Chey Bell, Priyanka Wali, and Lisa Geduldig.

Bernadette Luckett started doing stand up 20+ years ago in New York City after working as a professional model, a cookie packer, and a lab tech at a VD clinic. She worked the road for two straight years, performing at comedy clubs all over the US, from Alaska and Hawaii to Floridas cruise ships. She has appeared on stand up shows on NBC, Comedy Central, A&E, and MTV. Bernadette segued from stand up to sitcom writing and has been a writer/producer on several TV sitcoms, including Living Single; Sister, Sister; Buddies (with Dave Chappelle), The Tracy Morgan Show, and Girlfriends. She is a contributing writer to the comedic anthologies No Kidding: Women Writers on Bypassing Parenthood and SisterWriterEaters, and also co-authored the popular self-awareness book 21 Days of Enlightenments. She appeared in and co-produced the award-winning documentary "Comedy Warriors: Healing Through Humor" which aired on Showtime, PBS, Netflix and Hulu.  

Joe Klocek is a square peg in a round hole sort of guy, raised a Midwesterner, so he has manners, but living in San Francisco for 20 years. He does two things great: tells stories and talks to the crowd. He did a two-month "comic in residency" at the first comedy club in Shanghai where he recorded an album exclusively for the ex-pat community living and laughing there. He has been featured on NPR's "Snap Judgment" and on Comedy Centrals "Live at Gotham," "Last Comic Standing," and was commentator for the Emmy award-winning documentary "A Bridge so Far." Co-creator of the critically acclaimed storytelling show "Previously Secret Information," Joe has also been a runner-up in the San Francisco International Comedy Competition and the "Seattle Comedy Competition and was voted "Best Comic" in the 2011 SF Weekly Readers Poll. Joe has performed at every major comedy club in the country including Alaska.

Chey Bell is a bisexual comedian who's brutally honest and uniquely clever. Often confounded by stupidity, Chey's comedy mirrors life experiences and self-discovery, touching on everything from family, drugs, coworkers, misspelled tattoos and sexuality. Her energetic stage presence is engaging, silly, fearless and direct, just like her.

Priyanka Wali, named by Refinery29 as "50 Female Stand-Up Comedians You Need To Know, is a stand up comic who performs routinely all throughout the United States and abroad, including corporate gigs, casinos and comedy clubs.  She has been featured on KFOG Radio, Women's Health Magazine, The Today Show, Business Insider, Uproxx, Cosmopolitan, India Currents Magazine, and Healthline. Priyanka truly believes laughter is the best medicine but likes to cover her bases as a board-certified practicing physician in Internal Medicine too.

Lisa Geduldig is a local comic and comedy producer whos the creator, producer, and MC of a variety of comedy shows including Kung Pao Kosher Comedy™ (which celebrated its 25th Anniversary last December), Comedy Returns to El Rio, and the new monthly comedy show, Comedy at Ashkenaz! on the second Thursday of the month at Ashkenaz in Berkeley. Lisa moonlights as a publicist.

Must be over 21 as it's a bar.  
Tickets on sale on a sliding scale basis: $10 to $20.
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Advanced ticket sales have ended early today, but there WILL be tix available at the door as of 6:30pm. Cash only. The next El Rio show will take place on Friday, Jan 18. Please note there is no show in December.


El Rio (View)
3158 Mission St @ Precita
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States


Comedy > Stand Up

Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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