March 18th line-up: Bryant Hicks, Kevin O'Shea, Juan Medina, Clara Bijl, Brandon Stokes, Shanti Charan, and Nato Green. Hosted by Mike Spiegelman. 8:30 PM No cover.
8:30 No cover 21+
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    The Rundown Tuesday July 15 2014


    The Rundown Tuesday July 15 2014

    All your #SanFrancisco #BayArea #standup #comedy #shows & #openmics.


    Tonight’s Layover Comedy in Oakland is a live taping with Daryus Monday & Mike Spiegelman


  2. Layover’s new bar! (via Inside Scoop SF » Lost & Found beer garden set to open in Uptown Oakland)

    Layover’s new bar! (via Inside Scoop SF » Lost & Found beer garden set to open in Uptown Oakland)

  3. March 18th line-up

    Bryant HicksKevin O’SheaJuan Medina, Clara Bijl,Brandon Stokes, Shanti Charan, and Nato Green. Hosted by Mike Spiegelman. 8:30 PM No cover.

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    NEXT SHOW: FEB 11 Valentine’s Day SEX-TACULAR


    Our sponsor Feelmore Adult Gallery opened it’s doors February 14, 2011. In celebration of their 3rd anniversary we are throwing a Valentine’s Day Sex-tacular! 

    Our featured comics will share stories and jokes about love and sex. Bring your hunny, let’s laugh and celebrate. At the end of the night, you the audience will select your most favorite comic. Feelmore Adult Gallery will reward that featured lady with a cash prize. Woo Hoo!! 

    Featured Comics 


    Karinda Dobbins


    Jennifer Dronsky


    Kelly Anneken


    Caitlin Gill

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A View from the Stage: oaklandlayovercomedy (1/21/2014) by Shanti Charan


    A View from the Stage: oaklandlayovercomedy (1/21/2014) by Shanti Charan

  6. (via Layover Comedy Night Facebook Page)

    (via Layover Comedy Night Facebook Page)

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    (via Dressing Room - Layover Bar - Oakland, CA - 10/15/13 - Phil Johnson of Roadside Attraction)

    (via Dressing Room - Layover Bar - Oakland, CA - 10/15/13 - Phil Johnson of Roadside Attraction)

  8. Happy New Year: Ideas from Johnny Funcheap: Forum | KQED Public Media for Northern CA

  9. (via $5 New Year’s Eve Comedy Night & Dance Party | Oakland | Funcheap)

    (via $5 New Year’s Eve Comedy Night & Dance Party | Oakland | Funcheap)

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    New Years Eve is right around the corner and there’s tons of Bay Area comedy to see. Happy New Years!

    Not Your Normal New Years Eve (Jill Bourque’s Glamourous Off-Center Comedy Party with Laurie Kilmartin, Dan St. Paul, Brent Weinbach and co-host Brian Copeland)

    Mooneystein (Legendary Paul Mooney’s last Bay Area shows on his Last Stand tour. Two Shows.)

    The Business New Year’s Eve Spectacular: Should Old Businessmen Be Forgot Edition (Renown Indie Stand-Up Showcase featuring Nato Green, Caitlin Gill, Sean Keane, Anna Seregina, Chris Thayer and Bucky Sinister w/ Very Special Guests. Two Shows.)

    The Bone’s 3rd Annual Comedy Countdown (National headliner-caliber comedians (Moshe Kasher, Doug Benson, Pete Holmes and more) at the Nob Hill Masonic Center)

    Brava’s New Year’s Eve Comedy Fiesta w/ Marga Gomez, Dhaya Lakshminarayanan, Micia Mosely (Sophisticated, Conscious, Everybody-Friendly Celebration with Bona Fide SF Royalty)

    Greg Proops @ San Francisco Punch Line (Native son, legendary wordsmith, erudite comedy at a venue of exemplary prestige)

    John Oliver @ Cobb’s Comedy Club (Big biz Brit at the Big Dance. The ubiquitiously hilarious Daily Show host/correspondent at SF’s historical uptown hall.]

    The Five Dollar Seven Thirty New Year’s Eve Comedy Show (Oakland’s premier underground comedy show hosted by Mike Spiegelman with post-show grooves. Casual and cheap.)

    BATS Improv (Designated pre-party featuring the best of BATS’ long-form and short-form comedy)

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    Next Show: November 12!


    Hosting on behalf of Lydia Popovich Comedian is SF’s Best Comic - Dhaya Lakshminarayanan

    Our sponsor Nenna Joiner of Feelmore510 will be in the house with giveaways and discounts from Oakland’s first progressive adult store. 

    Ladies Lovin’ the Layover this month….

    Molly Trad
    Kat Evasco
    Kate Willett
    Glory Magaña

    As always it’s free and tons of fun! 

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    Jessica Sele, 12 Minutes @ Oakland Layover Bar

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    August 20th line-up

    Yayne Abeba, Nato Green, Christopher Johns, Alex White, Stevie Post, Larry Sobeb, Jason Zelt, and Luwa Tosin. Mike Spiegelman hosts.

  14. August 6th line-up

    Jesse Elias, Jonathan R. Ott, Shanti Charan, Matt Lieb, Drew Harmon, and Kaseem Bentley. Hosted by Mike Spiegelman. 8:30, no cover.

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    Next Show: July 9!



    We are in the HEART of Summah. The time is now. You gotta have it. Get filthy with it NOW….while it’s hot.

     As a wise man once said, don’t wait till August to have a Summah

    One of the best ways to spend a Summah weeknight is at a comedy show with your friends. And wouldn’t you know it…we’ve got a SUPER SWEET Summah line up planned for July. 

    Ladies Lovin’ Summah….


    Dhaya Lakshminaranyanan is cute as a button and sharp as a whip. Her intelligent and playful delivery charms audiences every time. 


    Kimberly Rose Wendt  is one half of the producer duo Bitch Slap. She’s focusing her efforts on a big time show in August featuring a few Ladies Love favs and me. Kim is a funny gal in her own right. Come watch her shine. 


    Priya Prasad is one of the Bay Area’s best. She’s bold, she’s beautiful and she’s fucking funny. If she made shirts that read “Priya is my Homegirl” they would sell out instantly. 


    Corie Gipson recently reminded me that about two years ago after a show at the San Jose Improv, my mom said to Corie, “Keep it up, you did great!” Corie heeded my mom’s advise and now she’s even greater. I’m so happy to have her back at the Layover. Hopefully she’ll tell you all about the time she punched a bitch in the face. Oh and my mom is a prophet. 


    And guest sets from….

    Rachel Scoot This young lady dropped in and watched the last few months of Ladies Love shows.  She’s newish to the scene so I’m excited to see what she does.  

    Smita Venkat introduced herself to me last month at Ladies Love and said she met Janine Brito in Tokyo and she recommended us. Janine Brito is one of the greatest human beings alive so I had to give Smita a set. 

    And of course, I will be your host, Lydia Popovich guiding you through the glistening comedic waters on a hot summah night. 

    Here I am represented by this picture of my mom jumping out of an airplane. That’s how you have a fucking summah. (Technically this was in PRE-summah but I think she deserves extra credit) 


    Fun fact — I’m headlining a show at The Punch Line on 7.23.13. It features the dynamic Marcella Arguello as the host and a bunch of boys who I love but won’t be mentioned here because this is a web page for women by women. Buy Tickets.