COMEDY TONIGHT


Sunday
01
February

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

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

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

INTERVIEWS

Conor Kellicutt: Top of His Game

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Bay Area comic and actor, Conor Kellicutt is one of those comedy guys who always seems to have been around the scene and always destroys onstage. With two teenage kids, Kellicutt is a busy man. Between appearing in an award winning Woody Allen film to taking his daughter for a piercing, Kellicutt doesn’t sleep much. SUSC is stoked he was able to find some time to converse with us about comedy, acting and growing up a child of hippie actors.

 

CONOR: What are we talking about?

SUSC: This is for SUSC, so it’s about you and your comedy history.

That sounds like fun. So we’re …

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Interviews
01/14/2015

INTERVIEWS

Cole Stratton: The Man Who Never Said No.

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Cole Stratton is the co-founder of the SFSketchfest along with Bay Area actor/comedians David Owen and Janet Varney. Stratton also has an extremely popular podcast called Pop my Culture, an all-star travelling  group called The Theme Park Improv Show and has killed it narrating scathing commentaries on RiffTrax.com run by MST 3000’s Michael J. Nelson.  While SUSC has mostly followed the inspiration behind comics being comics, this interview takes us behind the scenes of SF Sketchfest, with the man behind the curtain talking about what it takes to put on such a massive event.

 SUSC: SF Sketchfest seems mindboggling to organize.

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Interviews
01/09/2015

INTERVIEWS

Carmen Lynch: Always Ready to Kill.

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Carmen Lynch will be appearing at Rooster T. Feathers on January 2-4th. From her multiple appearances on Late Night with David Letterman to her weekly web series Apt C3, Carmen Lynch is establishing herself as a bilingual, multi-talented, international stand-up comic.

 

SUSC: Hey Carmen. How is it going?

Carmen: Pretty good. It’s still early.

There’s plenty of time for things to go wrong.

Exactly.

Are you in NYC?

I live in Brooklyn.

You grew up on the East Coast, looking forward to winter?

I hate it. I don’t want to be here this time of year. I want to leave, but yet I stay. I’ll be very happy to …

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Interviews, Uncategorized
12/20/2014

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


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