June 5th Line-Up

Come one, come all, marvel at the collection of talent from all the corners of the Bay Area assembled by the Professor himself and Tallulah. (mostly Tallulah, basically all)

Behold, your administers of entertainmentatude!

Feature: Irene Tu


Irene Tu is a San Francisco based stand-up comedian, writer, and actor. A regular at the Punch Line, she was named one of the “Bay Area’s 11 Best Stand Up Comedians” in 2016 by the SFist and has been featured in numerous comedy festivals including SF Sketchfest, Limestone Comedy Festival, and Crom Comedy Festival. Irene hosts several popular shows in the Bay Area including Man Haters, Hysteria, and The Mission Position. You can follow her @irene_tu. irenetu.com

Special Guests


syzygySYZYGY is a beat-boxer and emcee internationally reknowned for his dizzying versatility, wildly inventive rhythm patterns and the ability to transform his voice into any instrument or personality.

A member of the Many Elements beat-boxing trio, he’s rocked the stage at the West Coast Beat-Boxing Championships, collaborating with legends such as Kid Beyond and America’s Got Talent finalist Butterscotch. He DJ’s shows with nothing but his mouth, a mic, and a loop-station at such shows as Tourettes Without Regrets and the Berzekely Slam.

Baruch Porras-Hernandez 

baruchBaruch Porras-Hernandez  is a writer, performer, host, storyteller, and regular KQED community events host based in San Francisco. He has performed in L.A., Washington D.C., NYC, Canada, and all over California. His writing has been published in numerous anthologies, has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, he is a Lambda Literary Fellow in Poetry, Lambda Literary Fellow in Playwriting, he regularly organizes poetry shows in the bayarea, is currently the curator and head organizer for The San Francisco Queer Open Mic and is Program Director for ¿Donde Esta Mi Gente? He was born in Toluca, Mexico and grew up in Albany, California.

Vixi Vale

vixiVixi Vale is the lass with sass and smiles for miles, proving that big fun does come in small packages. She’s the co-creator of the upcoming Starlight Room Cabaret at the historic Sir Francis Drake Hotel, a member of Hunny Bunny’s Hot Toddies, the TrashKan Marchink Band, and the Mystic Midway, and a regular performer at Haus Serpens Quixotic Cabaret and Hubba Hubba Revue. Keep an eye on this little sprite of delight at vixivale.tumblr.com.

Joyce Lee 

joyce2Joyce Lee is a writer, educator and performance poet. Joyce is an Oakland, California native whose gift with words and expression have made her an international talent and a surprise to herself. Growing up ignorant to her own poverty and reared in a hyper-conservative religion that often silenced womyn is what made Joyce Lee the blunt activist and fierce womynist she is. Although Joyce was a late bloomer to performance poetry (she didn’t know it existed until 2008) Joyce Lee is the 2009 and 2010 Oakland Grand Slam champion, the 2014 Ill List champion, a story teller for NPR’s Snap Judgement and is working on her first book of collected writings entitled “My Soul Is A Witness”.

Chinese Ballroom

chineseballroomChinese Ballroom is a San Francisco-based improvisational comedy team, specializing in both long and short form improvisation. The year was 2008, when the group was brought together by one woman. When that woman flaked and stopped coming to practice, the team rallied around the one thing they had in common, a Chinese Ballroom. The ballroom, with its dark mysticism, allowed the team to love, hate, laugh, cry, and eventually grow together. The physical ballroom is long gone, but the real ballroom remains in the hearts of these seven men and women.

But wait, there’s more!

The Art of Drama with Anna Kritikos

DSC_3745_2_2 annaEvery week, our resident renowned classical actor Anna Kritikos, will perform dramatic readings of classic monologues from stage, screen, and amazon reviews.


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