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Comedy Returns to El Rio!
El Rio
San Francisco, CA
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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. BUT, the October show will takes place on the THIRD Monday, October 19th.

The Monday, October 19th show features the comedy of:
DHAYA LAKSHMINARAYANAN, in past incarnations has been a venture capitalist, a researcher in Cuba, Ms. August '06 Saffron Rare Threads, a Charm School teacher, and a journalist at the Democratic National Convention before starting in the "funny" business of comedy. For Dhaya, life  including her traditional Indian upbringing, childhood in the Deep South, and thoughtful yet accessible socio-political commentary  is comedy. She has performed with "Five Funny Females" & "Pundits with Punchlines" and has appeared at The Punchline, The San Jose Improv, and Gotham Comedy Club in New York. Dhaya recently performed at The South Asian Journalists Association conference in New York and has been a host, MC, and on-camera interviewer for Nirvana Woman Magazine. She was a finalist at the Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Competition, won third place in the Harvey's Political Comedy Competition, and took first place in the "Battle of the Bay" competition.  

LOREN KRAUT wrote, directed and produced her play Time, You Thief at The Gill Theatre in San Francisco. In New York, she co-wrote two one-woman shows, stage-managed many Off and Off-off Broadway plays, and once rode in an elevator with Penny Marshall. Loren was a finalist in the Battle of the Bay Comedy Competition in 2007 and 2009. Her style is laid-back and somewhat dark, covering such subjects as her obsessive-compulsive disorder and anorexia or writing the perfect suicide note. She can be seen throughout the Bay Area touching or counting anything that needs touching or counting  most recently at The Purple Onion, The Clubhouse, Rooster T. Feathers, Harveys Funny Tuesdays, The Wharf Room, and at a coffee shop near you.

DJ REAL (Nick Stargu) began his musical career in Connecticut with the horribly named but instrumentally proficient prog-rock band  Karma. Tired of performing songs that lasted over 10 minutes, Nick began writing short songs based on weird things that ranged from blankets to thievery. Inspired by a self-centered DJ at an open mic, Nick created the DJ REAL character, and decided to take his strange songs to the stage. Nick brought the DJ REAL act to San Francisco, where he has been gaining recognition in the area's eclectic music and comedy circuits. DJ REAL was most recently featured at the 08 and 09 San Francisco Sketch Festivals.  His live act has been likened to the Talking Heads, The Residents, and Steve Martin. Nick is currently promoting the release of his fourth DJ REAL studio album, Personal Growth.

TOBY MURESIANU ("Mora-Shaw-New") is a rising star in the comedy scene, with a style that is sharp and intelligent but relaxed and self-deprecating. He got his start while attending college in New England, performing at local clubs and colleges and becoming a popular alternative rock radio DJ. After graduating, he appeared in Walt Disneys Underdog, worked for National Lampoon Radio and Comedy Express Television, and has most recently been touring clubs and appearing in festivals across the West Coast.

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...

NOTE: No one under 21 years old will be admitted.



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

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


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