COMEDY TONIGHT


Thursday
03
September

The Blue Lagoonies Comedy Night
@ The Blue Lagoon | 923 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz CA
Time: 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | More Info

EVENTS

Barry Rothbart: Not Just Another Cover Band

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Barry Rothbart’s latest comedy album dropped several months ago and has a brand new Comedy Central special that airs September 5th. One of the original writers for Adam Devine’s House Party and a cast member on Punk’d, Rothbart appeared in The Wolf of Wall Street and has a new feature coming out at Sundance that is Demetri Martin’s directorial debut called Dean which stars comic Rory Scovel and actor Kevin Kline. The dude’s got chops and is appearing at The Crepe Place on August 27th. Check out the event page and attend: http://tinyurl.com/qcbvzhu

SUSC: What was your earliest comedy experience?

Barry: I’m from …

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Events
08/21/2015

EVENTS

2nd Annual Santa Cruz Comedy Festival: Saturday, October 10, 2015

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Last year’s festival was exciting and 2015 is shaping up to be that much more . . .

On Saturday, October 10, 2015, with at least 10 venues (see list below) and 50 comics (booking more every day!), be prepared to hop around downtown between 8:30-10:30pm for the simultaneous laughter happening at restaurants, bars, and retail shops throughout Santa Cruz … OR … plan in advance to park it in best seat in the house for the all-star event at Kuumbwa Jazz Center.

Bring your laughter and your appetite for fresh pie and a comfortable seat to the Kuumbwa Jazz Center …

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Events
08/15/2015

INTERVIEWS

Dan St. Germain

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Dan St. Germain has been stockpiling the accolades: Jimmy Fallon, Conan, Comedy Central, The Artie Lange Show, WTF with Marc Maron. . . actually it’s a long list. You should go out, or order online, his album Bad at the Good Things. Or go to his show at The Crepe Place on August 1st and buy it there. Last time around it sold out, so get tix now: http://tinyurl.com/3ozegbt

This might have been one of the more cursed interviews—it took two cell phones, a couple of dropped calls and a train seemed to be permanently going by. It seems …

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Interviews
07/27/2015

INTERVIEWS

Neil Hamburger Will Never Sell Out!

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For nearly two decades the identity of Neil Hamburger has been a well-guarded secret. With a greasy disheveled phlegmy approach to comedy Neil Hamburger has amused and disgusted audiences across the globe playing dives, off kilter venues and even playing Madison Square Garden in New York City. An exceptionally revealing recent interview (http://tinyurl.com/oqr5zk9) finds Neil Hamburger’s creator Gregg Turkington candidly speaking about his early years. SUSC was pleasantly surprised to find Turkington shedding away the Neil Hamburger character for a quick interview in advance of his CREPE PLACE SHOW SATURDAY JULY 25th more info here: http://tinyurl.com/onbyla7

SUSC: You have

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Interviews
07/22/2015

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DNA’s Pop Up Comedy Club

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DNA’s Pop Up Comedy Club is coming to downtown Santa Cruz in July at the Center Stage Theatre from 7/18–8/1!!

All shows are appropriate for ages 16 and up and tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com

The series kicks-off on Friday, July 17 with a live recording session featuring The Santa Cruz Comedy Coalition, a troop of 30 local comedians who will perform their best five minutes of stand-up during two shows at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. A CD of the performances will be released later this year. Tickets are $10 at the door!

On Saturday, July 18, Larry “Bubbles” Brown takes …

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Events
06/25/2015

INTERVIEWS

Dan Cummins: Heroes and Zeroes.

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Dan Cummins has been on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, Tonight Show with Conan, has four hour long releases under his belt and now hosts the morning show on The Playboy Channel. Just that last resume tid-bit should be enough to check in with this very funny dude. SUSC and Dan get into the nitty gritty of the biz.

 

How did you start doing stand-up in 2000 and end up in the Seattle Comedy Competition in 2001?

I rose up fast, but circumstance was part of it. There wasn’t an open mic scene in …

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Interviews
05/22/2015

INTERVIEWS

Brooks Wheelan: Right in the Basket.

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Brooks Wheelan has done more in the last few years then you have done in your whole life. The fact that he is still likeable is proof the kid is going to go the distance. Some career highlights?  Cast Member of Saturday Night Live (2013-14), appeared on Conan, appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers, appeared on Girls, appeared on MTV’s Ridiculousness, appeared on @Midnight, appeared on Comedy Central’s Adam Devine’s House Party, had the #1 comedy album on iTunes with the release of his debut album, “This is cool, Right?

Brooks will be at the Crepe Place on 5/6. http://tinyurl.com/lo9ea3t

SUSC:

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Interviews
05/04/2015

INTERVIEWS

Emily Heller: Eyes Wide Open

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SUSC is stoked that comedian Emily Heller is on the road and headlining cities on her first national tour: Please Consider this Tour. She is a former Banana Slug (’07) and is returning to Santa Cruz on Friday May 15th at the Vets Hall. Tickets here: http://tinyurl.com/ot9cy6t

Emily recently starred in Ground Floor on TBS.  You may have seen her on Conan, on the third season of John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show on Comedy Central, or as one of the New Faces at the 2012 Montreal Just For Laughs Festival. She is the creator and star of the …

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Interviews
04/23/2015

INTERVIEWS

Jackie Kashian: Better with a Punchline!

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Jackie Kashian once heckled Sam Kinison, worked for Bill Kinison and was part of the fabled Alternative comedy scene alongside peers like Maria Bamford, Patton Oswalt and Paul F. Tompkins. If that isn’t enough name-dropping in the first sentence, you may not be a real comedy fan. From appearances on Conan, Comedy Central and Last Comic Standing, Kashian is an honest to goodness working comic. Her podcast The Dork Forest (http://tinyurl.com/kbzdryk) features hundreds of episodes with the elite of the comedy world.

Kashian will be appearing at Rooster T. Feathers, in Sunnyvale, CA  on April 16-19th get your tix …

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Interviews
04/09/2015

EVENTS

Beginners Guide to the Chico Comedy Festival 2015

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Greetings,

It’s tough to wrap ones brain around new festivals, so let’s break it down step-by-step.

On Saturday Night, April 18th at 8 venues throughout downtown Chico, 50 (30+ in the main fest, 20+ at the late nights) comedians will be performing.

This is the Crème de la crème of California’s comedy scene. And, I probably lost most of you with the “crème” word, but it means “the best”. By “best” I mean all of the comics have either

A. Been on Comedy Central, MTV or a feature film.

B. Performed overseas for the troops

C. Or, been voted Best in their city by a …

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Events
03/30/2015


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