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Friday
19
December

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INTERVIEWS

Rachel Feinstein: The Einstein of Fine.

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Rachel Feinstein is appearing at Rooster T. Feathers on November 13th to 16th. You might have caught her voice work on Adult Swim’s Venture Brothers. Or, maybe you saw her first Comedy Central special, appearances on Chelsea Lately or as a finalist on Last Comic Standing. Feinstein is part of the new wave of female comics who are strong, unbridled and hilarious. SUSC talks to Feinstein about low self-esteem and what “making it” means, and guess what? She has Santa Cruz roots!

You just wrapped up filming a Comedy Central special, how did it go?

It was my second special so I …

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Interviews
11/07/2014

INTERVIEWS

Eddie Ifft: The Martin Luther King of Comedy

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Eddie Ifft will be appearing at Rooster T. Feathers on Nov. 20th–23rd. Eddie Ifft has been called by The Onion “confrontational, dark, smart and (most importantly) hilarious, Eddie Ifft is one of the most underrated American stand-up comedians around.”

His podcast, Talkin’ Shit, has hundreds of interviews with people like Doug Stanhope and Paul Provenza. Talkin’ Shit originally started with co-host Jim Jeffries; Ifft now helms the podcast on his own terms, regularly joined by the “mongs,” including several crew members who reside somewhere within, and sometimes bordering the edge of the autism spectrum. Infamously, Talkin’ Shit is the first podcast …

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Interviews
10/21/2014

INTERVIEWS

Jimmy Gunn – From the Start to “Retirement”: Part 2

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Continued from Part 1…

SUSC: Who are some of your favorite comedians now and some of your favorite up and coming comics in the bay area?

Jimmy: Probably my favorite comedian right now, and I don’t say this just because he’s a friend, I just think he’s a genius… and that’s Patton Oswalt. I never grow tired of listening to him and never grow tired of listening to the same bits I’ve heard. I could listen to his Star Wars bit over and over and laugh myself silly every single time I listen …

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Interviews
10/08/2014

INTERVIEWS

Wil Anderson is Australian for Comedy.

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Performing at Rooster T. Feathers on October 2-5th, get ready for a fresh funny take on politics and pop culture with an infectious accent. From the land of aboriginal walkabouts and cute koala bears (caution, they have two penises) comes Wil Anderson. Wil Anderson is a stand up first and foremost, touring Australia and the world at every opportunity, performing more than two hundred shows a year. 2012 saw Wil busy touring his hit live show Wilarious to sold out venues around Australia, earning rave reviews and winning his third consecutive Bulmer’s People’s Choice Award at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, not …

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Interviews
09/29/2014

EVENTS

The First Annual Santa Cruz Comedy Festival

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The First Annual Santa Cruz Comedy Festival takes place on Friday, October 10th from 7pm to 2am in Downtown Santa Cruz. (Full Schedule Coming Soon. . . )

Eight venues/one night/fifty stand-up comics, this is the start of a landmark event.

Featuring a mix of sensational local comedians alongside the most highlighted comedians in the entire Bay Area, seven of the shows are free, three of the events are suitable for ages 16+ and one All Star Special performance at the Kuumbwa is the golden ticket.

Schedule:

7-8pm: Kick Off Comedy Art Party at the Kuumbwa with the world’s most celebrated comedian photographer, …

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Events
08/29/2014

INTERVIEWS

Ron Funches: A Singular Sensation.

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Ron Funches is appearing at Rooster T. Feathers in Sunnyvale on August 21st–24th. If Ron Funches was a baseball pitcher his career would look like a perfect game at the top of the 7th inning. Making his name in the Northwest comedy scenes of Portland and Seattle and delivering a scorching set at Montreal’s New Faces cemented the good natured comics ascent. Funches inimitable personal style and slow twisting delivery doesn’t seem forced, the kids a natural.

 

Who did you come up with in Portland or were you a lone wolf?

(Laughter) No, I had friends I hung out with, that …

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Interviews
08/10/2014

INTERVIEWS

Jimmy Gunn – From the Start to “Retirement”: Part 1

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Jimmy Gunn has been knee deep in the Bay Area comedy scene for the past few decades. Delivering his brand of nervously awkward comedy right from the start, he has worked with legends like Bill Hicks, Greg Proops, Patton Oswalt and more. In part one of our interview Jimmy came out of “retirement” to talk about his start, the golden age of Bay Area comedy, acting and how the comedy community has changed over the years… then promptly went back into “retirement”.

Phil: Thank you for coming out of retirement to do this Interview Jimmy

Jimmy: Yes, for …

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Interviews
07/15/2014

INTERVIEWS

Christopher Titus: A Full Glass of Juice

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Had a hard day? Think you’re life is so out of control you don’t know how you will possibly continue on? Unless you’re from Darfur, comedian Christopher Titus probably has you beat in the boo-hoo department. His personal history reads like a mash-up of Charles Dickens and Maury Povich. And yet, Titus has managed to transmute the lead of his life into comedy gold. Hot on the heels of his latest tour The Angry Pursuit of Happiness, Titus is fired-up, fed-up and finally, happy?

DNA: Hello

Titus: Hey Christopher Titus calling

Hey Chris, this is DNA in Santa Cruz, how are you?

I’m …

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Interviews, Uncategorized
07/01/2014

INTERVIEWS

Ian Harris: Damn the torpedoes, full steam ahead!

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Take a look at Ian Harris’ poster for his Critical & Thinking Tour—there’s an apocalyptic vision of a masticated skyline and in the foreground is a bald headed dude that looks like he might have either caused it, or somehow escaped it. That’s a pretty accurate visual description for Harris. His free-thinking brand of comedy although revered by skeptics, atheists and muckrakers is considered wholesale dangerous by the religious right. Why? Because Harris has the gall to question long held beliefs in a humorous manner. Sacrilege! SUSC talked to Harris about his formative years grinding in the clubs and …

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Interviews, Uncategorized
06/23/2014

INTERVIEWS

Sheng Wang: The Hootinist, Tootinist, Shootinist Comedian!

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Sheng Wang is a Taiwanese Texan comedian. That’s what every article and interview on the web says about him in the first sentence. You half expect to see Yosemite Sam appear onstage shooting six-shooters. Instead what you get is one of the funniest comics to come out of the Bay Area in the last decade. SUSC found Wang to be incredible honest and forthcoming about how he sees himself at this stage of his career.

Sheng Wang: What’s up?

DNA: I’ve read a lot of interviews online. . .

They’re boring, they’re boring. . .

They all start off with Taiwanese Texan. When I

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Interviews
06/11/2014


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