TERROR-RAMA III First Public Reading October 16

The Horror-Theatre Double Feature Rides Again!

In October 2018 we will present TERROR-RAMA III: Dead The Whole Time, the third installment of Awesome Theatre’s Horror Anthology with two World Premiere plays guaranteed to delight and disgust with Horror Host, Sindie Chopper. But because we know you creeps can’t wait a year,  on October 16 at PianoFight you get to see whats brewing. Join us for staged readings of the terrifying new tales and help us raise money for the 2018 production.   Help us make next year’s production a graveyard smash. (Yeah I Said it.)


The Suffered by Colin Johnson

colinheadshotFrederick, a once popular author, now seeing his fame fade retreats to a small hotel for the memorial of his recently deceased wife, Lillian. But when a strange song awakens the truth of Lillian’s death, Frederick cannot escape his secrets.

 

 

 


My Cannibal Summer by Claire Rice

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A gated community of cannibals welcomes home one of their own from war. But something is different, Eddie doesn’t have “The Hunger” anymore. When he falls for the community’s newest resident Sonia, he decides to escape and finds out coming home is easy, but leaving could kill you.

 

 


Featuring: Kaylamay Paz Suarez, Tavis Kammet, Matt Gunnison, and Nicole Odell.

Directed By Anthony R. Miller, Hosted By Sindie Chopper


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Celebrity Judges for September 13

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Who are these people?

We searched high and low throughout the Bay Area and  our Facebook friends lists to bring you three experts in comedy, story telling and theatre. Not to mention good taste.


Samanta Cubias – Audience Development Manager at Berkeley Rep
“Need an ark? I noah guy!”

Jeremy Cole – Director, Writer, and Actor
“Comedy is like sex. Everyone loves it…but so few do it well”

Sara Moore – Director of the Clown Conservatory at Circus Center in SF.
“Comedy is a doughnut for the soul”


Are they the judges for every show?

No, the judges will rotate from show to show, but expect to see them more than once.

How does this judging thing work?

After each play, the judges will give a short critique and present a score from 1 – 10 using decimal points to avoid a tie. The play with the highest cumulative score will go to semi-finals. Judges will base their score according to the  “Funniest Play Ever” criteria, which is comprised of:

  • Comedy
  • Clarity
  • Producability
  • Accessibility
  • Relevance
  • Strength of Voice
  • Originality

Is there any Audience Choice?

Funny you should ask, 2 plays will go to finals. One will be chosen at semis by the judges, the other will be chosen by the audience at semis. We also encourage the audience to let the judges know how they feel about the scores.

How can you assign a numeric score to art?

From 1-10 with decimal points, that’s how. Look, we know competition isn’t for everyone. We think this will be a fun experience for writers and audience members to get a real look at what Producers and theatrical artists look for when critiquing work, our goal is to encourage and develop, not crush dreams.


SEPTEMBER 13 LINEUP

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September 13 Lineup (ROUND 3)

Two Semi Finalists have already been named. Now, we name a third. Round 3 of our hunt for hilarity is nigh! Gaze with awe and childlike wonder at the 5 juggernauts of jokes that will compete for the title of FUNNIEST PLAY EVER! (After a rigorous development process)


“Cheesecake” by Elizabeth Flanagan

flanghan.jpgElizabeth’s plays have been produced by: San Francisco Theater Pub, All Terrain Theater, Playwrights’ Center of San Francisco, and Wily West Productions. She is a cofounder of Ex Nihilo Theater and previously served on the board of the Playwrights’ Center of San Francisco. She is currently writing a one act for the 2017 San Francisco Olympian’s Festival. You can follow Elizabeth on twitter @writesinpublic.

Featuring Randy Russell and Meghan Chambers, Directed by Jess Thomas

 


“Way Too Schtoned” by Kyle McCurdy

mccurdy.jpgKyle McCurdy graduated from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo with a B.A. in Theatre Arts. Kyle is a Pianofight company member, has performed improv comedy for over ten years including two month long runs performing in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, and is currently in the middle of writing/directing/acting/producing content for the Pianofight sketch comedy group S.H.I.T Show Revival (soon to be known as Basement Party.) Kyle has also directed and written for Pint Sized Plays, and recently directed a piece for the Short-lived Play Festival that competed in the finals.

Featuring  Kyle McReddie, Directed by Colin Johnson


“The Snowstorm” by Moshe Goodman

mosheMoshe Goodman is new to The Bay Area. In his native New York, Moshe worked with the Wednesday Repertory Company, Naked Chicken Productions, Love Creek Productions, and The Love Tank, acting in, writing & directing for, and producing tens of one act play collections. In the Bay Area, Moshe’s work has been seen at ShortLived and he has performed in The Playwrights Center’s 24 hr Play Festival. Moshe is currently performing in the Sf Fringe show, Submitted For Your Approval and looks forward to performing at Piano Fight in his own full length play, “The Judah Encounter” in October.

Featuring Dan Kurtz and Jan Gilbert


“Fata Morgana” by Alandra Hileman

alandraWhen not writing plays about dunk reincarnated knights, incestuous gothic-romantic cousins, badass sword-wielding ladies, queer students of magical history, and whatever the heck this one you’re about to see is, Alandra Hileman can be found huddled over a fire made of her many diplomas begging for Taco Bell at various BART stations. Read more about her plays, and get updates, info, clever snark and mythical creatures by visiting her website at ajhileman.com.

Featuring Puja Tolton and Rebecca Grayce, Directed by Anthony R. Miller


 

“The Haverfords” by Aeron Macintrye

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Aeron Macintyre has been acting, directing and producing for stage, film and television for more than 25 years. He has had the pleasure of appearing throughout the Bay Area, Los Angeles and New York including in the critically acclaimed Abraham Lincoln’s Big Gay Dance Party in San Francisco which won Best Production at the New York City Fringe Festival. Film and television credits include Trauma, The Evidence, Hearts Afire. Film credits includeKiller Clowns from Outer Space, Etruscan Smile and the starring role in Nominated.  Since 1985 he has been teaching acting and directing for stage, film and television both privately and in a number of professional training programs. He is currently an instructor and the Associate Director of Film Acting Bay Area and runs the PEG access television station in Berkeley.

Featuring Laura Peterson, Tavis Kammett, and Charles Lewis III, Directed by Aeron Macintyre


 

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JULY 17 Lineup!

Nothing lasts forever, even the staggering effects of Entertainmentatude. Alas, the Professor and Tallulah will be riding into the sunset, take a gander at this Monday’s final line up!

The S.H.I.T. Show

shitshow.jpgThe SHiT Show delivers the magic of sketch comedy via a sucker punch to the face. Come along for the ride, nerds!

 

 

 

 


Katya Smirnoff-Skyy

katyaThe Countess Katya Smirnoff-Skyy has enthralled Bay area audiences for years with her unique blend of opera pop and booze. With a career spanning …a very, very long time…..Katya claims to have invented Popera, romanced William Shatner, and lived next to John Lennon at the Dakota during her stint in New York City during the 1970’s. Once Eastern Europe’s greatest Mezzo-Soprano…understudy, the Countess now spends her days beautifying the masses at Macy’s Department store, as everyone’s favorite Chanel counter lady. She spends her evenings crooning and drinking her away through the finer theaters, bars and bath houses of America.


Leslie Small

image-uploaded-from-ios-e1499407274413.jpgLeslie Small is Bay Area native comedian and an absolutely wonderful person, especially if you ask her Mom. She practices the time honored tradition of comedy with one goal in mind: to be recruited by a gang of assassins. Since waiting for this she has performed in the NY She-Devil comedy competition, the Savage Henry comedy festival, the SF International comedy competition and in SF Sketchfest. She’s the coolest person you haven’t met yet.

 


Maggie Motorboat

maggieMaggie Motorboat is Burlesque dancer and entertainer currently performing with the Hubba Hubba Revue and the Fishnet Follies Classic Burlesque Revue.

 

 

 

 


Jason Bayani

jaybay.pngJason Bayani is a graduate of Saint Mary’s MFA program in Creative Writing. He is a Kundiman fellow and a veteran of the National Poetry Slam scene whose work has been published in Fourteen Hills, Muzzle Magazine, Mascara Review, the National Poetry Slam anthology, Rattapallax, Write Bloody’s classroom anthology–– Learn Then Burn, and other publications. As a member of 7 National Poetry Slam teams, he’s been a National Poetry Slam finalist and represented Oakland at the International World Poetry Slam. He is also one of the founding members of the Filipino American Spoken Word troupe, Proletariat Bronze, and has been an organizer for the Asian and Pacific Islander Poetry and Spoken Word Summit. His first book, “Amulet” was published in 2013 through Write Bloody Press and has garnered acclaim in literary magazines such as Zyzzyva and Glint. He is currently the program manager for Kearny Street Workshop (the oldest multi-disciplinary Asian Pacific American multi-disciplinary arts organization in the country).


 

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July 10 Lineup

WARNING: This weeks lineup may be too much good stuff, it’s true! We are obligated by law to let you , the dear viewer, know that the following acts on the same stage, on the same night may result in seizures caused by an overdose, an overdose…of entertainmentatude.


Featured Artist: Wonder Dave

dave.jpgWonder Dave is a writer, comedian and performer from Minneapolis, MN, now living in California. He has toured the country performing at poetry venues, schools, cabarets, science fiction conventions, burlesque shows, bowling alleys and independent wrestling shows. He has been a featured storyteller on the Risk podcast. Dave’s poetry has been published in anthologies by Write Bloody , Lethe Press, and Sibling Rivalry Press.

 

 


Special Guests


Syzygy

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.

 


Chad Opitz

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Chad Opitz is a comic whose unique takes on often odd subject matters are making him an oft booked staple at Bay Area clubs and showcases. Chad was the winner of Bay Area legend Jimmy Gunn’s “Best Newcomer” award as well as a finalist in the Rooster T. Feathers Competition, 2nd place finalist at the 2016 Sacramento Comedy and 1st place winner of the Walk the Plank comedy competition, beating out 100 comics for the top prize. He has opened for Neil Hamburger, Michelle Wolf and Gad Elmaleh. Veering between one-liners and short story jokes, Opitz’ writing is as well-regarded as his character and performance work.

Mistress Pon-Farr

tabby.jpgA performer and artist since her childhood, Mistress Pon-Farr, now uses her talents to entertain Earth with everything she’s got! Horror Host, writer, YouTuber, glass walker, whip tricks, burlesque/ gogo dancer, and social commentator. Fun fact: She will be doing this show on her way back from a living history event in LA where she plays Edith Roosevelt along side her husband playing Teddy.

 


Doug Mungin

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Utilizing comedy and engaging perspectives on social issues, Douglas Mungin (formerly known as D. Silence) is an award winning spoken word poet and performance scholar. The former host of the San Francisco Poetry Slam and underground phenomenon Tourettes Without Regrets, Douglas has also embarked on a career that has brought together raucous and literary crowds with a blend of rhythmic poetry that engages both. Douglas received a Ph.D in Performance Studies from Louisiana State University and is currently a professor of Communication Studies at Solano College and the director of the Forensics program.

 


Vagina Jones: Labia Minora

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Vagina Jones (appearing tonight as Labia Minora) is the first all-woman team to be birthed from the EndGames Improv community, and now they’re all growed up. You’ve seen them at The Del Close Marathon in NYC, The Hollywood Improv Festival, and as regulars at SF Sketchfest 3 years running. VJ’s members are professional comedic actors, improv coaches and teachers, moms, and bad ass bitches. We’re ready for the revolution, and you are, too. To sync up cycles, like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/vjimprov.

 


But wait, there’s more!


The Art of Drama with Anna Kritikos

DSC_3745_2_2 annaIn an attempt to class up the show, Every 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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July 12 Lineup

It’s time for round 2! On July 12, five new comedic warriors will take the field and swing their mighty swords of laughter. Read of the heroics and amazing feats of the next five plays that will fight to be THE FUNNIEST PLAY EVER. (Eventually…there’s a process)


“Demoted” by Bridgette Dutta Portman

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Bridgette Dutta Portman’s plays have been produced in the San Francisco Bay Area, across the country, and overseas.  Her short plays have appeared for multiple years in the San Francisco Olympians Festival, PCSF’s Sheherezade, the Pear Theatre’s Pear Slices, and PianoFight’s ShortLived competition. Her full-length comedy La Fee Verte was produced by Acadiana Repertory Theatre in Lafayette, LA in February 2016. Her full-length verse drama Caeneus and Poseidon premiered in March 2017 as part of the Second Stages series at Dragon Theatre in Redwood City, CA. She is currently president of the Playwrights’ Center of San Francisco, a founding member of Ex Nihilo Theater, and a member of the Pear Writers’ Guild, Theatre Bay Area (2015 TITAN award finalist), and the Dramatists’ Guild.  She is pursuing a low-residency MFA in creative writing from Spalding University.
Featuring Kyle McReddie, Charles Lewis III and Dorian Lockett. Directed by Christian Haines

“The Baes of Our Lives” by Meghan Kathleen O’Connor

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Meghan Kathleen O’Connor is a playwright based out of San Francisco. Her work has been produced by the Olympians Festival, FoolsFury, Berkeley’s Playground playwright incubator, and Killing My Lobster. She is also a proud and enthusiastic member of comedy improv team Chinese Ballroom, who performs the first Friday of every month at 10pm at PianoFight.

Featuring: Jan Gilbert, Matt Gunnison, and Juliana Lustenader. Directed by Colin Johnson

 


“The Pitch” by Sam Hurwitt

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Sam Hurwitt is a freelance theater critic for the East Bay Times, Mercury News and Marin Independent Journal. His trilogy of plays about great women of Greek mythology (Helen, Penelope and Medea) had staged readings in the 2013, 2014 and 2015 San Francisco Olympians Festival. His short play “Moon Vixens” was produced as part of Pint Sized Plays this May, and his short horror comedy “Cereal Offender” will be competing in ShortLived at PianoFight immediately after this edition of (In Search of) The Funniest Play Ever. Like, the very next day! Everything’s coming up Hurwitt.
Featuring Claire Rice and Lucas Buckman. Directed by Anthony R. Miller

“Twinkie” by Emily Stapleton

emilyEmily Stapleton has had a passion for theater ever since landing her first major role as a singing cow in her third grade school production. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in theater from UCLA and spent several years in Los Angeles working as a stage manager, actor, production coordinator, prop designer, and sound operator at Garry Marshall’s Falcon Theatre. Since returning to the Bay Area, where she was born and raised, Emily has enjoyed teaching college undergraduate and high school courses in Theater and English as well as directing high school productions and creating original work with her students. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Drama from San Francisco State University.

Featuring Emily Stapleton, Laura Peterson, and Alandra Hileman. Directed by Melissa Haines


“Beef, It’s What’s For Dinner” by C.P. Kenbridge

vinceCP Kenbridge is a playwright, poet, and activist  who works primarily out of Scandinavia and other places. Rurally self-educated, their work has appeared on posters outside Svenska Komedihuset (The Swedish Comedy House), in promotional material for the Annikki International Poetry Festival in Finland, and even in public venues. Kenbridge draws inspiration from their years living in isolation among fjords and the humor that stems from the sunless days of winter.

Featuring Jayme Catalano and Tavis Kammet, Directed by Jess Thomas

 


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Celebrity Judges for July 12

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Who are these people?

We searched high and low throughout the Bay Area and  our Facebook friends lists to bring you three experts in comedy, story telling and theatre. Not to mention good taste.

Miss If’n Whendy- Co-Artistic Director of DIVA or Die Burlesque
“Fart jokes are for rubes and children so quit sucking. YAY COMEDY”

Jeremy Cole– Writer, Director and Actor
“Comedy is like sex. Everyone loves it…but so few do it well.”

Nazelah Jamison- Nationally renowned Poet and Performer.
“Everything is funny if you look at it the right way. If it’s not funny from the front, walk around to the ass – you’ll find the funny.” 

Are they the judges for every show?

No, the judges will rotate from show to show, but expect to see them more than once.

How does this judging thing work?

After each play, the judges will give a short critique and present a score from 1 – 10 using decimal points to avoid a tie. The play with the highest cumulative score will go to semi-finals. Judges will base their score according to the  “Funniest Play Ever” criteria, which is comprised of:

  • Comedy
  • Clarity
  • Producability
  • Accessibility
  • Relevance
  • Strength of Voice
  • Originality

Is there any Audience Choice?

Funny you should ask, 2 plays will go to finals. One will be chosen at semis by the judges, the other will be chosen by the audience at semis. We also encourage the audience to let the judges know how they feel about the scores.

How can you assign a numeric score to art?

From 1-10 with decimal points, that’s how. Look, we know competition isn’t for everyone. We think this will be a fun experience for writers and audience members to get a real look at what Producers and theatrical artists look for when critiquing work, our goal is to encourage and develop, not crush dreams.


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June 26th Line-Up

Good Lord! How does The Professor (Talulah) do it? How does he (she) cultivate such a bounty of entertainmentatude upon the PianoFight stage? The world may never know.

Here are your purveyors of good times. for June 26th.


Featured Performer: Allison Page

allison.jpgAllison Page is a writer/actor/playwright/Artistic Director of San Francisco sketch comedy company Killing My Lobster. She is originally from northern, rural Minnesota, has been in the Bay Area for nine years, and spent most of her early 20s as a hairstylist trimming mullets in a Walmart. Her writing has been featured in Women of Letters, Write Club SF, Shipwreck, The SF Olympians Festival, SF Theater Pub and others. Her published works include HILARITY, a full length drama about comedy, and an autobiographical piece in Airmail: Women of Letters from Penguin Australia. Her commissioned full length play KILGALLEN/JONES had its world premiere in San Francisco at the EXIT Theatre in March 2017. She is currently writing a new one act play, THE TREACHEROUS to be performed in a high school competition in 2018. She is fascinated and terrified by politics. Occasionally she posts things on Medium @AllisonLynnPage.

 


Special Guests


DJ Real

djreal.jpgNick Stargu is a musician, comedian, writer and filmmaker who is best known for his multimedia / musical comedy act, DJ REAL, which has been featured at Outside Lands, San Francisco Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival and more! He most recently appeared on the TV show “Flophouse” on Viceland and as a host on NBC’s show “The Guest List” on Seeso. And he’s opened for Devo!

 


Chey Bell

chey.jpgWhile Chey Bell’s comedy is best described as articulately scatter brained, brutally honest and uniquely clever. Touching on everything from family, drugs, jobs, sexuality to misspelled tattoos; it’s a wild ride of unbelievable life situations and self discovery. Since moving to Los Angeles from Silicon Valley, Chey Bell has performed at the infamous Comedy Store Comedy Club, Laff Factory and Flappers Comedy club and established a solid presence in the Los Angeles comedy scene. Having had more than 10 jobs ranging from the eclectic to the desperate, since moving to Los Angeles, Chey Bell brings a wide range of experiences making her act relate-able to almost every type of comedy fan.

 


Bobby Barnaby

bobbyHe’s a real handy dandy, and has appeared in over 20 international Burlesque Festivals. A member SF Boylesque, the first all male neo-burlesque revue in the US, and a recent graduate of the Clown Conservatory, the first, and most extensive Clown training program in America. He is The Shimmy Shocker!

 

 


Nazelah Jamison

IMG_2454Nazelah Jamison is a gifted poet, emcee, and vocalist who has learned from and graced the stage with some of the finest people in entertainment today. She has competed on and/or coached 12 National Slam teams; and has performed poetry & music across 3 continents. Until she retired (ha!) in 2014, she hosted and co-produced The Oakland Poetry Slam & Open Mic, an on-going monthly poetry slam in Oakland, CA, as well as performing at venues around the SF Bay Area and the country. She has collaborated on music recording projects with the Rondo Brothers, and is embarking upon a career as a stand-up comedienne. Her first collection of poetry, evolutionary heart, will be released by Nomadic Press in Fall 2016. Nazelah is well-known and beloved for her work with Spearhead and the French music group, Les Nubians, and her love of hip-hop translates onto the stage.

 


Mission CTRL

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Mission CTRL is a sketch comedy startup based in San Francisco. After years of disruptive comedic innovation on stage and in video, Mission CTRL held their highly-anticipated IPO in 2011 to billions in projected revenues. They are repeat performers at SF Sketchfest and creators of the world’s first ballet-horror-comedy, Duck Lake.

“Mission CTRL ranks with the best of sketch comedy troupes: think Second City and early SNL,” (SF Examiner) and calling them “SF Sketch Legends” (TheLAist) and “seriously funny shit” (7×7).


But wait, there’s more!


The Art of Drama with Anna Kritikos

DSC_3745_2_2 annaIn an attempt to class up the show, Every 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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June 19th Line-Up

Oh my stars and garters! Once again Talulah  The Professor (But very much Talulah) has amassed a stockpile of laughter and merrymaking that will leave you walking out of PianoFight reeking, reeking… of entertainmentude.


Featured Performer: Magnoliah Black

MAGNOLIADancer, singer, MC, producer, betazoid and storyteller, Magnoliah Black breaks boundaries by blending modern movement and words with neoburlesque to create socially conscious pieces that add voice to marginalized communities and celebrates the human body.

This kinky, ecstatic, art activist and performer can be found all over the Bay Area with the nation’s longest running Queer Cabaret Show Red Hots Burlesque, Hubba Hubba Revue, Bad Influence Burlesque, Debauchery, Rebel Kings of Oakland and more.

For more information about upcoming shows, classes and events check out her blog https://theungratefulfatbitch.com/


Special Guests


Juliana Lustenader
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Juliana Lustenader is a local singer-songwriter and actress. Inspired by folk musicians like Laura Marling and Joni Mitchell, Juliana’s original music features her mezzo soprano voice and storytelling lyrics.

 

 

 


Jeremy Talamantes

talamantesJeremy Talamantes is half Mexican, half White and all the way funny. The day he dropped out of community college he solemnly swore to make others chuckle. This 26 year old Bay Area native is a working class slacker with a taste for the goofier things in life. He has traveled up and down both coasts of America playing anywhere from bars and cafes to theaters and comedy clubs in order to uphold his oath. Not only has Jeremy performed in SF Sketchfest and the International San Francisco Competition, he co-produces The Art Critique, a monthly comedy show where comedians make fun of thrift store paintings.


Juicy Liu

juicyJuicy Liu is a drag entertainment activist living in San Francisco. She is the current reigning Miss GAPA (Gay Asian Pacific Alliance), representing the GAPA Foundation, whose vision is to achieve a nationally influential API LGBTQ community that provides and amplifies our collective voices to promote equality and positive social perception. GAPA Foundation is a grassroots philanthropic organization that provides funds and leverages resources to empower the Asian/Pacific Islander LGBTQ community. Juicy regularly performs as a guest with the Rice Rockettes, an all-Asian drag troupe, as well at other shows in the City.


Jackhammer Serande

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Jackhammer Serenade has performed on the final stage showcase at IWPS 2009, toured nationally on three occasions at such prestigious venues as: NYC’s Nuyorican poetry cafe, Denver’s Mercury Poetry Cafe, The Richmond Poetry Slam, Hollywood’s Da Poetry Lounge and have performed a 30 min opening set for The Wailers at the Desert Rocks Music Festival. They are very happy to meet you and to share in the company of this conversation.

Currently Jackhammer Serenade is focusing primary efforts on running the 501 (c)(3) non profit, Digital Storytellers. An organization committed to bringing spoken word poetry and hands on film documentation education into schools around the bay area.


 

Quicksand Survivors

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Quicksand Survivors is a Bay Area-based sketch comedy group dedicated to entertaining the public while also educating them about the pervasive danger of quicksand. They also aim to raise awareness about the risks involved with putting too much detergent in the washing machine and the all-too-common pitfalls of switching brains with a loved one. Learn more on Twitter: @QuicksandComedy

 


But wait, there’s more!


The Art of Drama with Anna Kritikos

DSC_3745_2_2 annaIn an attempt to class up the show, every 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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June 12th Line-Up

The Professor  (Tallulah, actually) has done it again! He (She) has brought together yet another magnificent line up of performers to astound and amaze. Continue on to see your future, a future… of entertainmentatude.


Featured Performer: Mighty Mike McGee

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Mighty Mike McGee is a funny stand-up poet from San José, California. He’s performed his comedic storytelling and poetry in thousands of cities and towns for millions of ears throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. McGee won all of the most coveted U.S. poetry slam titles and is one of the best known and liked people in the world of chatty writers. He’s been featured on CBC, NPR and HBO multiple times and takes pride in making people laugh and cry from the stage.


Special Guests


Chaki

chakiChaki has been making lofi gothic funk for over a decade!

The one-man funk punk of Chaki is not to be read about but to be listened about, or to, listened to.

https://chaki.bandcamp.com/


Ruby Gill

rubyRuby Gill has lived in San Francisco for over a decade. When she isn’t crying on the bus or swallowing paper clips in her cubicle at work, Ruby enjoys vomiting at bus stops, yelling at pigeons, and revealing her most embarrassing moments on stage for laughs. Ruby has performed at the San Francisco Punchline, Cobb’s Comedy Club, Throckmorton Theatre, and as a part of the SF Sketchfest, Desi Comedy Fest, Outsourced Comedy Tour, and 5 Funny Females. Along with having the distinct pleasure of roasting “Saved By The Bell” star Dustin Diamond, Ruby currently produces 2 showcases in San Francisco- Local Talent, Comedy Gold-and 1 in Oakland- Cat People.


If’n Whendy

whendyThey call her “The Queen of Face”, she’s the buxom redhead with a balcony you could recite Shakespeare off of! Ifn Whendy is a performer, Emcee and Producer in San Francisco and has been taking off her clothes in public (with varying degrees of security being called) since 2009. She’s performed with Los Shimmy Shakers at Viva Las Vegas, at Tiki Oasis, Los Angeles and all over the Bay Area. She’s co-Artistic Director of DIVA or Die Burlesque at the EXIT Theatre and has been a force behind theatrical/burlesque extravaganzas such as “Rebel Without A Bra”. She’s also a member of The Devil-Ettes, San Francisco’s Sweethearts and 1960’s Go-Go dance troupe, code name: The Wild One. Check out her filthy mouth and libidinous pleasures at www.ifnwhendy.com


Jenna Robinson

jennaAs the descendant of back-porch storytellers, Jenna Robinson is a poet and musician whose writing explores the intersections of inter-generational trauma and identity. She is a competitive member of the national slam community, holding two Hawaii Slam grand slam titles and placing second in the nation at the 2015 National Poetry Slam competition with Hawaii Slam. She is currently a member of the Berkeley Slam Team and an Expressive Arts Therapy graduate student at the California Institute for Integral Studies.


The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

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The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence® is a leading-edge Order of queer nuns. Since our first appearance in San Francisco on Easter Sunday, 1979, the Sisters have devoted ourselves to community service, ministry and outreach to those on the edges, and to promoting human rights, respect for diversity and spiritual enlightenment. We believe all people have a right to express their unique joy and beauty and we use humor and irreverent wit to expose the forces of bigotry, complacency and guilt that chain the human spirit.

But wait, there’s more!


The Art of Drama with Anna Kritikos

DSC_3745_2_2 annaIn an attempt to class up the show, every 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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