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The Santa Cruz Comedy Festival

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The 5th Annual Santa Cruz Comedy Festival is coming October 4th-7th!! Here are the highlights!
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Oct. 4th Kick-Off Party at Blue Lagoon 8:30 FREE
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Oct. 5th The World Premiere of Stand Up Santa Cruz: The Movie at the Santa Cruz Film Festival The Tannery 9:15/ After Party at Poet and Patriot
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Saturday October 6th 60 comedians/11 venues Comics from HBO, Comedy Central, America’s Got Talent, Conan and more invade downtown!!
11am Comedy Brunch at Food Lounge $5 Comedy Show and Brunch
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5pm Bookshop Santa Cruz hosts 4 comics/4 authors https://www.bookshopsantacruz.com/event/four-authors-four-comics-one-night
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FREE 6pm Free Show at Abbott Square 6pm Free Show at Streetlight Records …

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10/01/2018

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Jackie Kashian: Punching Up!

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One of America’s greatest unsung comedians is Jackie Kashian. Last time SUSC did an in-depth origin story on Jackie (http://www.standupsantacruz.com/jackie-kashian-better-with-a-punchline/), but this time was a bit more off the cuff. A comic book buff (listen to her podcast The Dork Forest), Jackie has a new project writing her first comic book for STARBURNS (Dan Harmon’s company): https://www.comicscomicskickstarter.com/. But it’s on the stage that Jackie shines. From Comedy Central to entertaining the troops, Jackie is a must-see! She will be in Santa Cruz on September 8th. Tickets here. https://www.facebook.com/events/661382160902200/

 

Jackie: How’s it going?

SUSC: Good. I’m excited because

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08/26/2018

EVENTS

5th Annual Santa Cruz Comedy Festival

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WELL, it’s that time again, The 5th Annual Santa Cruz Comedy Festival is coming October 4th-6th!! Here are the highlights!
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Oct. 4th Kick-Off Party at Blue Lagoon 8:30 FREE
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Oct. 5th The World Premiere of Stand Up Santa Cruz: The Movie at the Santa Cruz Film Festival The Tannery 9:15/ After Party at Poet and Patriot
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Saturday October 6th 60 comedians/11 venues Comics from HBO, Comedy Central, America’s Got Talent, Conan and more invade downtown!!
11am Comedy Brunch at Food Lounge $5 Comedy Show and Brunch
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5pm Bookshop Santa Cruz hosts 4 comics/4 authors https://www.bookshopsantacruz.com/event/four-authors-four-comics-one-night
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FREE 6pm Free Show at Abbott Square 6pm …

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08/20/2018

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Paul Mecurio: The Wolf Of Broadway

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When it comes to comedy resumes, scholar and comic, Paul Mecurio has one of the most impressive. Wall Street power player, joke writer for Leno, staff and Emmy winner on The Daily Show, writer on  The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and has appeared on everything from ESPN to HBO. He currently appears as a commentator on the venerable, “CBS Sunday Morning,” CNN, MSNBC, Fox News and CBS News. And, Paul is now on the heels of his first one-man show on Broadway. Let’s take a deep/deep dive into Paul’s origin story. You can see Paul at Rooster T. …

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05/23/2018

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Sal Calanni and The Close Shave

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Bay Area Comic Sal Calanni recently moved to LA to pursue his dream of acting, stand-up and finding pick-up basketball games. Working the NorCal scene for the better part of a decade, Calanni hit all the checks on the comedy bucket list and now has a brand new comedy album out.

His album, Little Dago, is based off something his father used to say, and this album is kind of a nod to him since it’s the first time Calanni revisited material about his dad since he passed in 2012. It also covers Calanni’s journey from Cleveland, to SF to …

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06/04/2017

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Comedy Fans Guide to 3rd Annual Chico Comedy Festival

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On Saturday April 8th, get ready, as 50 comics from Chico, LA, SF and Sacramento converge on downtown Chico. This is a chance to laugh, in some cases for free, and take a deep breath. For a change.

It can be confusing to wrap your mind around a festival atmosphere, you  want to be able to see as much as you can, so here’s what it looks like.

On Saturday, April 8th starting at 6pm comics will begin checking into our HQ at The Naked Lounge. This is a good place for fans to check out, as you can questions from …

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03/28/2017

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Paula Poundstone: Puts It All In Perspective.

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Comedian Paula Poundstone has it in her contract that the promoter must put a clock onstage. “I can’t tell how long I’ve been onstage when I’m performing.” Known for Springsteen like sets that top several hours, Pondstone has perfected the art of working a crowd. Stories splinter, drawing in several audience members, weaving ideas and reflections until the crowd is enchanted and falling out of their chairs laughing. From her early days in the Boston Comedy scene in the 80s to her recent ascent as a favored performer on NPR’s Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me, Poundstone is relevant and a force …

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02/25/2017

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Win Tickets to Maria Bamford!!

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Win a pair of tickets to see Maria Bamford at the Heritage Theatre in Campbell, CA on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 8:00 PM!!!!

You know her. You love her.  We have two pairs of tickets to give to two different lucky winners.

All you need to do to win is answer this question. A close friend of Maria’s is her comedy buddy Jackie Kashian. Where did Jackie work when she went to Europe in the 1980s?

What you thought this was going to be easy??? Put your brain to it and send your answer in the comments on our FB …

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07/08/2016

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Kaseem Bentley: Growing from the Heart

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The Bay Area is blessed with a menagerie of comics, but outstanding alone in the field of “insult” comics, is Kaseem Bentley. With Roast Battles on the rise and the general malaise of snarkiness, every comic thinks they are the undisputed king of insult comedy, but there can only be one king, and that person is Bentley. With negotiations brewing on live podcasts, a web game show and a movie, Kaseem is on the move.

 

SUSC: You involve yourself in a lot of comics projects.

Kaseem: You know why I will do things for people, appear on local podcasts …

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01/21/2016

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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12/20/2014

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