COMEDY TONIGHT


Sunday
24
May

Catylst Live Open Mic
@ The Catalyst | 1011 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz Ca
Time: 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | More Info

Live Comedy at the Crow’s Nest
@ Crow's Nest | 2218 East Cliff Dr. Santa Cruz CA
Time: 9:00 pm | More Info

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

INTERVIEWS

Kyle Kinane: Good at Comedy, Bad at Bullshit.

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By just listening to his voice, you would think Kyle Kinane is a crusty old dude in his advanced years. Truth is, Kinane is far younger than that, although also, far crustier. With a punk rock ethos and a knack for hilarious takes both sober and drunk, Kinane exudes a kind of wisdom that far belies his years.

 

Kinane’s won @midnite 7 times, the “voice” on Comedy Central that introduces all their programing (since 2011), a favorite on a wide spectrum of podcasts including WTF, The Nerdist and the Adam Corolla Show and a veteran of comedy specials. SUSC joins …

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Interviews
03/11/2015

INTERVIEWS

Don McMillan: Old School Lucky Charm

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Here at SUSC we have a thing for Bay Area comics from the late 80s and early 90s. Don McMillan was definitely a golden boy. His background was Electrical Engineering, where he was instrumental in designing early Microprocessors. He broke away from his day job when he won the 1991 SF International Comedy Competition. Next came dominating on the extremely popular Star Search, securing the $100,000 Grand Championship in 1993. Multiple television appearances, sold out shows around the country and starring in 15 national commercials for Budeweiser, McMillan has stories to tell.

 

SUSC: Where do you have a

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Interviews
02/23/2015

INTERVIEWS

Tim Lee: Comedian, Scientist and Maverick.

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Tim Lee already had a PhD under his belt when he performed comedy at The Brainwash in San Francisco for the first time. 12 years later his YouTube videos have multi-millions of hits, Lee sells out venues around the world and is a regular at corporate gigs for companies like Microsoft. What SUSC found unique is that Lee blazed his own trail, booking his own venues and cultivating an audience that liked smart and funny at the same time. Lee is also a member of the Incredibly Handsome Comedians Tour, but don’t hold that against him, he’s actually a …

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Interviews
02/22/2015

INTERVIEWS

Mo Mandel: Ringleader of a Big Drunk Circus.

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Mo  Mandel has made numerous appearances on CONAN, CHELSEA LATELY, CRAIG FERGUSON, and Comedy Central.  As an actor Mandel has appeared on such hit shows as MODERN FAMILY, CASTLE, and HAPPY ENDINGS, and stared opposite Hank Azaria in FREE AGENTS on NBC.  When Mandel is not telling jokes or hosting his new show he’s often writing sitcom pilots, which he has done for NBC, FOX, FX, FXX and THE DISNEY CHANNEL.  Basically, the dude is talented and assuming hosting BARMAGEDDON doesn’t cause him to become a full-blown alcoholic, his future is bright and getting brighter.

MO is at Rooster T. …

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Interviews
02/10/2015

INTERVIEWS

Myq Kaplan: “All the Yoda’s of Stand-Up Comedy We Are.”

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Myq Kaplan’s distinctive voice, crafted bits and jokes debuted on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien and has since gone on to appear on Late Show with David Letterman, Conan, The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson and in his own half-hour Comedy Central Presents: Myq Kaplan special. A NJ born atheist/vegan, Kaplan is an enigmatic force in the American comedy scene.

Editor’s Note: When I transcribe interviews for SUSC, I often leave out any tangents that take away from the thrust of the talk. In Myq’s case, I’ve left it in. His quirky, hilarious personality …

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Interviews
01/30/2015


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