Editor’s note: We mistakenly stated that there are no SF Sketchfest shows happening in the East Bay. In fact, there is one happening at The Layover on February 5. This version has been updated.
San Francisco is undergoing a comedy boom. I’m hesitant to call it a renaissance; that diminishes the people who have been doing standup for much longer than the new wave of practitioners, but it’s hard to deny there’s a new level of talent emerging from the nooks and crannies of our fair city’s dive bars. I am not an impartial observer to this scene: I have skin in the game as a producer and performer. I do open mics and showcases at places like Milk Bar on Haight and the Layover in Oakland.
Mike Spiegelman hosts comedians Caitlin Gill, Felix Henry (from Germany), George Chen, Dustin Hempstead, Yuri Kagan, Bernadette Lucket. Guest sets: Ivan Hernandez, Miles K., Jay Zelt, Sean Sinha.
3rd Anniversary show. Scott Capurro, Brendan Lynch, John Hoogasian, Steve Robinson, Gabby Pocchi, Colin Mahan. Hosted by Michael Spiegelman. (Scheduled)
We miss you Oakland! It’s been less than a month but we still miss having our arms around ya.
The Ladies will be Loving the Layover on Jan 8.
Ladies Loving the Layover this month
Kimberly Rose Wendt
Mary Van Note
and as always I will be your host Lydia Popovich
Make your Christmas Night a Layover Comedy Night.
Mike Spiegelman hosts comedians Sammy Obeid, Shanti Charan, Kaseem Bentley, Kate Willet, Steve Lee, Sean Sinha, more.
Mike Spiegelman hosts comedians Greg Edwards, Michael Capozzola, Greg Asdourian, Sean Murphy, Lyall Behrans, Gayle Jones, and Colin Mahan’s 3rd Annual Holiday Retelling of Die Hard and Die Hard 2 In Ten Minutes. FiveTenBurger will be there.
For three years now, the Layover Comedy Night has lit up Downtown Oakland’s Oaksterdam neighborhood. Mike Spiegelman hosts the weekly Tuesday night show which features six to eight funny seasoned comedians from the Bay Area and beyond. Second Tuesday of the month is Ladies Love the Layover, sponsored by local business FeelMore510, and hosted by Lydia Popovich.
With DJ BC and burgers available from FiveTenBurger artisan food truck.
“The Layover is a pretty interesting place to run a comedy night, and Spiegelman has the whole thing down to a science.” – East Bay Express
“Showcase featuring some of the best Bay Area up-and-comers.” – SF Weekly Best of San Francisco 2012
Tuesday, February 5th, 8pm, The Layover in Oakland
We’ve included a link to “Open Mic Map” which serves as the de facto array of the timeliest, most accurate information on pure open mic opportunities in the Bay Area…
Also, if you’re not following them on twitter, get right with @SFStageTime, for the up-to-the-second updates/changes/cancellations.
People do ask about Bay Area open mic stage time listings, this Google Map by OJ Patterson does just the trick.
As always we start at 8:30 pm.
Our show is free but we love and accept tips (just the money kind, fellas!)
Ladies Loving the Layover this month
Kelly McCarron is the girl next door but waaaaaay funnier. She’s can sing like a bird and she’s got the legs of a dancer so I’m gonna go ahead and call her a triple threat. She lives in Southern California now so we are super lucky to have her. Yay.
Follow her @kellybmccarron
Eloisa Bravo is a firecracker. A hot tamale. She’s passionate….fiesty… and fiery….what I’m trying to say is she’s a Latina. A funny one.
She’s not on Twitter so feel free to follow her in real life.
Mary Van Note has a fancy name because she’s a fancy lady. She’s the ONLY person I ever worry about being better dressed than me. Her wardrobe is amazing but that’s only a teeny part of why SHE is amazing. Her witty and unique humor always makes me smile. She’s undeniably herself, and I love it….you will too.
Follow her @maryvannotes
Athena Rodriquez joined us in September for the first time as a special guest. She had the audience in the palm of her hand during her short 5 min set. I was so impressed I wanted to be sure to have her back for a proper set.
Follow her @Sheshinesforyou
AAAAAAAND YOUR HEADLINER!
Marga Gomez….MARGA MUTHEREFFING GOMEZ YOU GUYS! Marga is big time. She’s a certified pro who has done it all headlined, one-woman shows, TV and Marc Maron interviewed her on WTF! I’m lucky to call her a friend and I pinch myself every time she tells me I’m funny because coming from her it really means something. You guys are gonna love her. LOVE HER!
Follow her @MargaGomez
Hosted by Mike Spiegelman.
Josef Anolin, Matt Lieb, Dave Thomason, Allsion Stevenson, Stroy Moyd.
Mike Spiegelman hosts Jules Posner, Daryus Monday, Kimberly Wendt, Jill Borque, Nicole Calasich, Sandra Rissler.