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Comedian Geoff Tate Album Release Party 8/8 at 8

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Special Announcement! This Saturday, 8/8 at 8pm we are celebrating one of The Labs favorite comics, Geoff Tate!! Along with Blonde Medicine, Geoff is releasing his Live from The Lab set! To honor that we will be having a free show with Geoff, DNA and special guests here on The Lab page! A $10 donation to our Go Fund Me will get you a download code for the CD!

Geoff Tate is a frequent guest on Doug Loves Movies and the winningest player in the show’s history.Geoff Tate is most likely watching “Cheers” right now. A Cincinnati-based comedian, he has …


 

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08/05/2020

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Save The Lab

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08/04/2020

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A Message from DNA’s Comedy Lab

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A Message from Partners at DNA’s Comedy Lab

March 12, 2020

After careful consideration, the owners and directors of DNA’s Comedy Lab have decided to pause all events at this time for at least two weekends through March 22.

Above all else, we love our artists, audiences, and employees—as well as our greater community. Therefore, we are following the guidelines advised for public health needs and staying true to our core values. We are in the business of spreading joy, not germs.

Meanwhile, our Lab Techs are experimenting with new programming to offer remotely. We are also collaborating with a fiscal sponsor and will …


 

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03/16/2020

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Current List of Shows Postponed

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Shows impacted by COVID-19 are in bold and italicized. Updated daily. 

Sunday:
The Crow’s Nest, showcase of 3 different comics each week. 9 pm, $7.

Monday:
: The Poet & The Patriot Irish Pub, Comedy at the Poet open mic with host Sam Weber. Sign-ups at 7:30 pm, show at “8” pm, free.

Tuesday:
On hiatus due to COVID-19: Your Place, open mic with host James Vergon. Starts at 8, free.


 

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03/14/2020

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Judah Friedlander Is On The Road

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From his appearance in the Dave Matthews video ‘Everyday” as the “hugging guy”, to his classic character Frank Rossitano on 30 Rock to his current campaign for presidency in 2020, Judah Friedlander stands away from the pack. Iconoclastic and instantly recognizable, Friedlander is also a comics comic, whose freewheeling live performances are tutorials on crowdwork. Join us as we take a little peak beneath the World Champion hat. First time we called Judah, he was taking the bus through his neighborhood in Manhattan.

SUSC: Still take the bus?

Judah: I live in an area that is not near the subway.

SUSC: …


 

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10/10/2019

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The 6th Annual Santa Cruz Comedy Festival

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Hey Comedy Fans!  The Santa Cruz Comedy Festival is back October 4-6th! Three days of events, with Saturday October 5th being our most experimental shows ever.

Not Just because we’re using DNA’s Comedy Lab as our HQ, Headliner Show and Late Night hangout, but because this year the festival has new venues, fun free events and deep dives into comedy.

Here’s a snapshot:

Friday October 4th
7 and 9:30pm Irene Tu Live at DNA’s Comedy Lab (20/25)  https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4347740
with a pop up queer disco. Partial proceeds benefit the Trans Dyke March
9pm Poet and The Patriot Comedy Showcase (free)

Saturday October 5th 
11am Comedy Brunch at The …


 

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09/05/2019

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An Interview With Comedian Emma Arnold

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Diving Deeper with Comedian Emma Arnold

Emma Arnold is a comedian from a small town in Idaho, but she is so much more than that. Emma is an undeniably strong, resilient and genuine human being. She co-founded and directs two major comedy festivals while also raising three children, another full-time job in itself. She isn’t afraid to talk about topics that others might shy away from and approaches them with an honesty that is somehow simultaneously graceful and fierce. On top of all that her humor is perceptive and engaging. Ten years after catapulting herself into the comedy world, …


 

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05/22/2019

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An Interview with Eliza Skinner

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Eliza Skinner goes beyond being a stand-up comedian, she does it all! She’s a comedian, writer, actress and musician. Eliza has appeared on The Pete Holmes Show, @Midnight, Chelsea Lately, Upload with Shaquille O’Neal, MTV, Showtime, AMC and the BBC. She’s performed in festivals all over the world and Patton Oswalt called her one of his favorite up-and-coming comedians. She’s currently a staff writer for The Late Late Show with James Corden as well and has been a correspondent on many other productions.

 

Now Santa Cruz has a chance to see her perform at DNA’s Comedy Lab this Saturday 5/18 …


 

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05/18/2019

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An Interview with The Puterbaugh Sisters!

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The Puterbaugh Sisters Interview

Danielle and Tiffany Puterbaugh are sisters, and comedy duo unlike any you’ve ever seen! Their alternative approach to comedy is refreshing and the kind that keeps you on your toes. You may recognize them from their performances at comedy festivals all over the country, including the Andy Kaufman Awards and NY/Chicago/San Francisco Sketchfest. They produce a critically acclaimed variety show in Los Angeles and will be bringing their funny act straight to the stage of DNA’s Comedy Lab in Santa Cruz, Saturday May 11th. Don’t miss these sisters!

Tickets for the Early Show at 7:30 …


 

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05/07/2019

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An Interview with Comedian Kira Soltanovich!

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Kira Soltanovich Live From the Lunch Room Interview

Kira Soltanovich has been making people laugh for years now. She was a correspondent on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno for almost ten years and has made appearances on: Hello Ross! with Ross Mathews, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Last Call with Carson Daly, Hell’s Kitchen, Last Comic Standing, Set List TV, and The World Stands Up on Comedy Central! She has written for Joan Rivers, Scott Baio, Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber. She even self produced her very own 60 minute special while she was pregnant! Kira is one mighty …


 

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04/30/2019

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