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Sunday
16
December

Rhinehart’s Comedy Show at Blue Lounge
@ Blue Lounge | 529 seabright ave santa cruz ca
Time: 9:00 pm | More Info

INTERVIEWS

Sam Tripoli: King of the Zag.

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From his conspiracy driven podcast Tin Foil Hat

to his new release Live from the Viper Room: Zero Fucks comedian Sam Tripoli is the personification of hustle. And, below his Zero Fucks attitude is a compassionate, call it almost a zealot yearning, to help fellow comedians. Basically he just wants us all to wake up and not die with our eyes closed. So buy his latest release, see him and live and check out some pearls of wisdom from the Armenian comedian: Sam Tripoli.

(editors note: this transcript is from That’s That Podcast #19, so if you want …

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Interviews, Uncategorized
11/28/2018

EVENTS

Laurie Kilmartin: From AOL to TBS.

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Laurie Kilmartin has been in the writers room of Conan for eight years. But back when she started in 1987, Late Night TV was controlled by men. From years of grinding mics on the road to writing a New York Times bestseller, Kilmartin has played by her own rules. Hilarious, irreverent and one of the finest stand-ups in the country, Kilmartin will be appearing at the Sierra Nevada Big Room in Chico, CA on December 1st. Join us for a deep dive into the current fires in California and comedy talk with Laurie Kilmartin. Tix available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sierra-nevada-presents-the-comedy-revolution-featuring-laurie-kilmartin-tickets-51594452396

Laurie: Hey …

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Events, Interviews
11/21/2018

INTERVIEWS

Brian Regan: Velvet Chairs and Cuddling.

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Brian “Fucking” Regan! OK, that’s not a word you would normally associate with Brian who leans into performing a brand of comedy that is for everyone. But goddamn, Regan is the king, or one of the kings, if not a superhuman comic. Over three decades grinding out shitty clubs, bigger shitty clubs and graduating to theatres where he has honed his craft to a brilliant hue. Catch Regan at the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz on 11/30 Tix here: http://www.riotheatre.com/events-2/2018/11/30/brian-regan

 

SUSC: After you were in Florida grinding every night. When you went on the road did you notice a difference

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Interviews
11/13/2018

EVENTS

The Santa Cruz Comedy Festival

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The 5th Annual Santa Cruz Comedy Festival is coming October 4th-7th!! Here are the highlights!
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Oct. 4th Kick-Off Party at Blue Lagoon 8:30 FREE
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Oct. 5th The World Premiere of Stand Up Santa Cruz: The Movie at the Santa Cruz Film Festival The Tannery 9:15/ After Party at Poet and Patriot
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Saturday October 6th 60 comedians/11 venues Comics from HBO, Comedy Central, America’s Got Talent, Conan and more invade downtown!!
11am Comedy Brunch at Food Lounge $5 Comedy Show and Brunch
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5pm Bookshop Santa Cruz hosts 4 comics/4 authors https://www.bookshopsantacruz.com/event/four-authors-four-comics-one-night
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FREE 6pm Free Show at Abbott Square 6pm Free Show at Streetlight Records …

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Events, Interviews, Uncategorized
10/01/2018

INTERVIEWS

Taylor Tomlinson from the Pulpit to the Punchline

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SUSC was lucky enough to talk with Taylor Tomlinson! Taylor has been featured on the Tonight Show, Conan, MTV’s Safe Word, Comedy Central’s Adam Devine’s House Party, was a top ten finalist on season 9 of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, and was recently honored as one of Variety’s top ten comics to watch at the prestigious JFL Montreal Comedy Festival.

Unbelievably, Taylor started doing stand-up at just 16 years old and has been letting comedy slowly ruin her life ever since. She is currently one of the country’s youngest touring headliners, delighting audiences coast-to-coast with her sharp crowdwork, biting wit, …

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Interviews
09/12/2018

UNCATEGORIZED

Jackie Kashian: Punching Up!

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One of America’s greatest unsung comedians is Jackie Kashian. Last time SUSC did an in-depth origin story on Jackie (http://www.standupsantacruz.com/jackie-kashian-better-with-a-punchline/), but this time was a bit more off the cuff. A comic book buff (listen to her podcast The Dork Forest), Jackie has a new project writing her first comic book for STARBURNS (Dan Harmon’s company): https://www.comicscomicskickstarter.com/. But it’s on the stage that Jackie shines. From Comedy Central to entertaining the troops, Jackie is a must-see! She will be in Santa Cruz on September 8th. Tickets here. https://www.facebook.com/events/661382160902200/

 

Jackie: How’s it going?

SUSC: Good. I’m excited because

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Uncategorized
08/26/2018

EVENTS

5th Annual Santa Cruz Comedy Festival

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WELL, it’s that time again, The 5th Annual Santa Cruz Comedy Festival is coming October 4th-6th!! Here are the highlights!
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Oct. 4th Kick-Off Party at Blue Lagoon 8:30 FREE
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Oct. 5th The World Premiere of Stand Up Santa Cruz: The Movie at the Santa Cruz Film Festival The Tannery 9:15/ After Party at Poet and Patriot
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Saturday October 6th 60 comedians/11 venues Comics from HBO, Comedy Central, America’s Got Talent, Conan and more invade downtown!!
11am Comedy Brunch at Food Lounge $5 Comedy Show and Brunch
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5pm Bookshop Santa Cruz hosts 4 comics/4 authors https://www.bookshopsantacruz.com/event/four-authors-four-comics-one-night
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FREE 6pm Free Show at Abbott Square 6pm …

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Events, Interviews, Uncategorized
08/20/2018

INTERVIEWS

Brendon Walsh: En Garde with the Avant-Garde

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You’ve seen Brendon Walsh most recently in Doug Stanhope’s “Comedians Comedian’s Comedians” special on Seeso TV. You may recognize him from his ‘Comedy Central Half Hour’ or his appearances on Drunk History, @midnight, The Late Late Show, Conan, Comedy Bang Bang, HBO, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Tru TV’s World’s Dumbest, Another Period, Maron, the film ‘Punching Henry’ starring JK Simmons & Henry Phillips, or the Nekrogoblikon video “Dressed as Goblins”. Walsh has performed at numerous comedy festivals around the world including the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and the Melbourne International Comedy Fest in Australia. Walsh was also …

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Interviews
07/24/2018

INTERVIEWS

Brett Erickson: Escape from Peoria.

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Brett Erickson is a comedian and writer based in Los Angeles, CA. A fearless, back-of-the-room comic’s comic, Brett delivers a dynamic, free-form show that’s consistently out front of anything any other comics are doing. It was just this sort of brave, bold, damn the consequences style that led legendary comedian Doug Stanhope to take notice and call Brett, “one of the funniest comics working today.” Their connection has flourished and Brett has become one of Doug’s favorite opening acts over the years. A featured player in the cult-comedy classic, “The Unbookables” the story of a group of comics Stanhope …

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Interviews
07/10/2018

INTERVIEWS

Allen Strickland Williams: King of the One Liners

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Allen Strickland Williams is one of the best one-liner comedians in the game. From getting a standing O on Conan to the new Netflix show (Cooking on High) where he appears as a judge on a cooking show for stoners. Williams is hitting all the markets. Williams performed at South by Southwest, Moontower Comedy Festival, Funny or Die’s Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, CROM Comedy Festival in Omaha, Comedy Carnivale in Salt Lake City, Hell Yes Fest! in New Orleans, and the RIOT Festival in Los Angeles. Williams was also one-fourth of the …

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Interviews
07/05/2018

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