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+
  1. 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. 


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    Next Show: June 11 !


    The Ladies loved the shit out of the Punch Line this week. Know that. 

    We’re back home at The Layover Tuesday June 11. 

    This month we’ve got a great mixture of Ladies Love favorites and first timers! 

    Featured Ladies …


    Miss Nina G is one one of the nicest gals you’ll ever meet. She’s a legit pinball wizard. She is so very talented and has amazing hair. Therefore I hate her. Juuuuust kidding. I love her. That’s why she’s back to entertain you again. 


    Mimi Vilmenay is America’s Sweetheart. The prettiest girl at the ball. The girl, girls want to be and the girl guys want to be IN. She’s also foul mouthed, sarcastic and almost always inappropriate. But most importantly she’s really, really pretty. 


    Loren Kraut is a mutherfucking gangster and don’t you ever, ever, EVER fucking forget that shit cuz. On the real, she’s mad misunderstood. Fools think she some OCD lesbian but DON’T NOBODY KNOW what’s really real cause on the real….bitch gets REAAAAL. 


    Zahara Noorbakhsh  In addition to having stunningly long lashes Zahara Noorbakhsh has a name I just know is going to be fun to say loudly into a microphone. She’s a clever, intelligent storyteller. Aren’t you lucky you get to see her for free! 


    Aly Jones When scouting around for new talent amongst my peers this young lady came up quite a few times so I figured we should invite her over to share the love. Love her won’t you? 


    Emily Van Dyke enjoys rubber duckies, lounging dudes and sunglasses in the pool. I applaud her. She seems like the kind of gal who really appreciates the importance of Summah. That goes a long way with me.  

    And of course I will be your host….Lydia Popovich represented this week by the bewildered eyes and wig of the incredible Theresa Caputo. 


  4. June 4th Line-Up

    Mike Spiegelman hosts comedians Brendan Lynch, Justin Scales, Clara Bijl, Stefani Silverman, Griffin Daley, Daymon Ferguson, Kaseem Bentely,  and Nato Green.

  5. May 28th line-up

    Mike Spiegelman hosts comedians Miles K.David Cairns, Rebecca Arthur, Drew Harmon, Papp Johnson, and Daryus Monday. 8:30, no cover, 21+ please.

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    NEXT SHOW: MAY 14 


    That’s right! We are back at the amazing Layover Tuesday May 14th with a stellar line up. 

    Ladies Loving the Layover….


    Allison Mick  is a fresh face and voice on the comedy scene. It’s lovely to see a young lady swashbuckling through the treacherous seas of humor here in the Bay Area. Give her your heart and your laughs! 


    Jenn Dronsky is adorable. Her unique sense of style sets her apart from the rest of the sartorially handicapped comedians. See what she’s wearing on May 14 when she joins us again to love the Layover. 


    Pippi Lovestocking  is an American treasure. We are lucky that she lives right here in the Bay Area. She’s the poster gal for the City Clinic AND she has amazing jokes. 


    Chris Burns like the logo says, she’s hella thick n’ cute. She’s also hella fuckin’ funny. I’m thrilled to have her back. 

    Aaaand our headliner…..


    Liz Grant is one of the funniest ladies I know. Straight up. She helped me fix a joke that has now become one of my favorite bits. Her humor is transcendent. Come get high on her comedy (even though she doesn’t do that any more) and see what I’m talking ‘bout. 


    Aaaand I’m back as your vivacious host Lydia Popovich represented here by this picture of Dolly Parton holding a kitty because I love kitties especially orange ones and let’s face it…DOLLY IS THE PRETTIEST ONE EVER. 

    Join us for laughs and drinks. Show is free. Drinks are on you. Tips welcomed & appreciated. 

    We start at 8:30pm. 

    See ya in Oakland. 

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    Hello Internet Lovers. 

    The March show was remarkable. Something special happened that night between all of us girls and that room full of people. 

    Huge thanks to all in attendance….The Ladies will never forget you. 

    APRIL 9 is our next opportunity to love one another. 

    Let these Ladies Love you…

    Your ILLUSTRIOUS guest host this month is ….



    Kelly is the fucking best. THE BEST. I can’t say enough good things about this incredibly funny woman. She’s the head writer at Hobo Pancakes, the wonder woman behind Femikaze, host of Up Yours, Downstairs podcast, the host of Monday night comedy at Farley’s East aaaand can get her husband to be the Peggy to her Joan on Halloween. I mean come on. Leave some room for the rest of us to underachieve. Dang.  

    Follow her @thefatling


    Clare O’Kane has something special. Something that other girls don’t have. It’s really HARD to put your finger on it without just wanting to wrap your hands around it and tug. It’s dark. It’s mysterious. Discover the mystery & wonder next Tuesday. 

    Follow her @clareoklare


    Karinda Dobbins is a Ladies Love regular. We featured her on the SF edition: Ladies Love the Punch Line and she absolutely smashed it. Her comedy is real, inspired, intelligent and all kinds of other adjectives that still don’t do her justice. Catch her while you can before she flies back to planet awesome. 

    Follow her @KarindaDobbins


    Suzy Vincent  has been disappointing audiences since the gang bang of ‘89, or at least that is what her website says. This is her first appearance at Ladies Love and I’m sure it won’t be her last. 

    Follow her @thesuzyvincent


    Nicole Calasich was recently introduced by a fellow comic as “a friend to everyone.” Here she is with a stranger’s dog. Instant friends. That’s how she rolls. Let her befriend you. 

    Follow her @calasich


    Gina Ritter  was one of the very first ladies to love the Layover. She’s finally back to delight us again with her tales of cranky mom-dom and stories so inappropriate you’ll blush. I can’t wait. 

    Follow her @GinaRitter

    Aaaand of course there’s me. Unfortunately I will NOT be in attendance this month. I will be performing at the San Francisco Punch Line. If you are in SF please join us for Comedy Stylings hosted and conceptualized by Mary Van Note. The concept is simple - Comics telling jokes in their favorite clothes. Genius right? 

    In celebration, here is a picture of one of my fav pair of shoes. 


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The Layover - Music Bar & Lounge
Coming soon to Uptown Oakland (by the lovely couple behind The Layover Music Bar and Lounge, Christi Vaughn & Tim Martinez)
 (via Facebook)


    Coming soon to Uptown Oakland (by the lovely couple behind The Layover Music Bar and Lounge, Christi Vaughn & Tim Martinez)

     (via Facebook)

    (via luggagetuesdays)

  9. March 5th line-up

    Mike Spiegelman hosts Scott Capurro, Stevie Post, Luna Malbroux, Ryan Papazian, Susan Maletta, Raj Dutta and Griffin Daley. FiveTenBurger should be there, too.

  10. February 26th line-up

    Mike Spiegelman hosts Roman Leo, Sandra Rissler, the one and only Brendan Lynch, Phil Johnson, Ben Feldman, Corie Gipson, and Stefani Silverman.

  11. February 19th line-up

    Malcolm Grissom, Mike Capazzola, Norm Hazard, Bryant Hicks, Lyall Berhans, Anna Seregina. Hosted by Mike Spiegelman.

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    Next Show: Tuesday March 12!


    Oooooh weeee do we have an amazing line up for March…

    Ladies loving the Layover this month: 

    Valerie Branch 

    Mary-Alice McNab 

    Colleen Watson 

    Susan Maletta 

    Shanti Charan

    Dhaya Lakshminarayanan


    I’lll be your host for March. HUGE THANKS to the lovely Kristee Ono for hosting the shit out of Ladies Love in Feb. We couldn’t have done it without her. If you see her in the streets, buy her a burrito.

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    Next Show: Tuesday February 12


    Ladies loving the Layover this month:

    Eloisa Bravo 

    Kate Willett 

    Molly Sokhom 

    Veronica Porras 

    Colleen Watson 

    and of course…me your host Lydia Popovich. 

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

    Ladies Love the Layover and the LADIES LOVE YOU! 

    join our mailing list -

    we be on TWITTER - @LadiesLayover

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    February 5th line-up: SF Sketchfest show!

    SF Sketchfest presents The Layover Comedy.

    8pm showtime. 7:30 doors. 7:45 General admission. Cover: $10

    Mike Spiegelman hosts

    Conor Kellicutt (Woody Allen’s new movie), Nato Green, Kaseem Bentley, Cara Tramontano, Stroy Moyd, Lydia Popovich, Colleen Watson, and Kevin O’Shea.

    With DJBC. Special appearance by Nenna “FeelMore510” Joiner.

    FiveTenBurger will be there, too.

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    Drew Harmon: Insight, Tacos.: Show Tonight


    FYI - tonight I’m hosting a pretty kick-ass show that also happens to be in a Christian bookstore and is what we in the biz call a “Clean” show. That means all shits will be doodies, all cocks will be wee-wee’s and all double-penetration raw rough anal will be “hug sessions.” Wanna see this…

    The Christian bookstore across the street from the Layover is having clean comedy shows over the weekend. Check it out!