Attractive Camp is a top-shelf comedy throwdown that's part stand-up, part roast battle, and wholly entertaining. We pit comedians from Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, and Conan against sensational local performers who frequent Cobb's Comedy Club and The Punchline and see whose jabs hit hardest. Hosted by Nicole Calasich, Jesse Hett, and Abhay Nadkarni, Attractive Camp will turn your sleepy Sunday into a jackknife powerbomb of laughs.
Located in the heart of The Mission at Lost Weekend Video, Attractive Camp is proud to take place at one of the last artist-owned culture bastions on Valencia street. We encourage guests to come early, enjoy a heavy pour from our affordable drink selection, peruse records from 1-2-3-4 Go! or chat up the Lost Weekend staff about their thoughtfully assembled film catalog.
JULY'S show features (full bios below):
AUDREY CRESCENTI - When grad school in philosophy makes even less economic sense than becoming a famous comedienne, you end up choosing between dreams. It's a millennial's "Sophie's Choice"--in that suicide is usually the answer. Too dark? Probably. Come see her perform and violate myriad other social norms both on stage and off stage. Or you can follow her on Twitter and have no one to blame but yourself (@audgep0dge_)
JOE GORMAN - Conceived in the South, raised in the Midwest, and influenced by the West Coast, Joe Gorman is the embodiment of the American Dream. His comedy style has been described as both “funny” and “entertaining.” Joe has performed all over the country, his greatest moment being kicked out of a bar in New York for being too drunk. You can see Joe regularly at the San Francisco Punchline, Cobb’s, and any place where people cry out for justice.
RON CHAPMAN - Ron Chapman is a writer, a philosopher, an artist and a pretty good rapper. He is the host and producer of the podcast Ron Talks To Girls, co-host of the weekly internet radio show Pick Me Up Radio, and co-producer of the interactive stand-up show Fun Times with Friends. He can be seen holding a cup of coffee and thinking about life, the universe and everything at coffee shops all over the SF Bay Area.
ROBBIE GOODWIN - Robbie Goodwin is a Los Angeles based stand up comedian who's smart, irreverent comedy has entertained audiences in comedy clubs nationwide. Robbie cut his teeth doing stand up in San Francisco and Boston scenes, performing in clubs such as The Comedy Studio, The Purple Onion, Emerson's Cabaret Theater, and featured in the 2013 Brown College Comedy Festival.
Since living in LA, Robbie has been featured on The Todd Glass Show and performed at UCB, the Nerdist showroom, and placed in the finals of the LA Improv Comedy Festival. Robbie currently co-hosts Lip Service, a weekly stand up showcase at the Westside Comedy Theater.
KEVIN O'SHEA - Established in 1984 following the mergers of Steven and Cathy O’Shea, Kevin O’Shea has been one of San Francisco’s leading manufactures of mirth, laughter, hilarity and all around good times! Kevin has been commonly described as clever, absurd, awkward but in a funny way and too smart for his own good. He has been seen on the Independent Film Chanel and ComedyCentral.com. He is a favorite of comedy festivals such as: The SF Sketchfest and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival. Go see him now as his 4th quarter productivity has never been higher!
ABHAY NADKARNI - Abhay moved from South-India to South Central Los Angeles for grad school. "But Why?" would be an obvious reaction. Maybe he had a death wish or maybe he wanted to see if Training Day was legit or maybe USC was the only school willing to give him an education. Dodging bullets en-route to grad school armed him with plenty of stories and stand up was his only catharsis for combating culture shock. His act is an eclectic mix of his experience as an immigrant in the US. He recently performed at the Ventura and SAC Comedy Festivals 2014. He was also featured in the best of the fest showcase at the Burbank Comedy Festival-2014. in 2015 he was selected to be a part of SF Sketchfest Comedy Festival and the San Diego Comedy Festival.
JESSE HETT - Jesse Hett was born in a town called Newton, Kansas. After that, he learned to walk and talk and ride a bike and do a bunch of other stuff. He also moved to a lot of different places, and now lives in Oakland, California. His comedy has been described as “Really great” by a lot of people and “Not really that great” by fewer people. Jesse performs at clubs and colleges and warehouses and furniture stores and bars all over the place.
NICOLE CALASICH - Nicole Calasich is a comedian and generally a winner. Based in San Francisco, she performs regularly at major clubs and intimate rooms, not least of which include the SF Punchline, Cobb’s, Lost Weekend Video, the San Jose Improv and Doc's Lab. Her humor is big words smartcool and her penchant for incisive audience rapport is the dumbest. She's performed all over the country and opened for hilarious talents like Dan Cummins, Iliza Shlesinger, Myq Kaplan, and Adam Newman. The two monthly shows she runs in SF - Attractive Camp and Brave New Jokes - are top drawer events, sure, but are best seen as a long-con to one day meet the vampire who made Pharrell and Gwen Stefani live forever.
BEN FELDMAN - Ben Feldman is a standup comedian and comedy writer based in San Francisco (originally from the East Coast) who works the Bay Area's top comedy clubs including the San Francisco Punchline, the San Jose Improv, Cobb's Comedy Club, and Rooster T. Feathers, as well as clubs and venues throughout California and beyond. Ben has worked with Robin Williams, Tom Rhodes, Rory Scovel, Doug Benson, TJ Miller, Mike Birbiglia, Chris Kattan, Rick Overton, and Jeremy Hotz to name a few. Ben is a contributing writer for Rooftop Comedy and Ebaum's World.
Ben’s acerbic wit is provocative yet playful, delivered with glints of absurdity as he teeters back and forth along the thick line between aggression and charm. In other words, he’s a heavily sarcastic but likeable smart ass.
Named SF Weekly's Best S.F. Comics to Watch in 2013!
"With a dry wit that was praised by Robin Williams himself, Feldman brings a cool East Coast charm to Bay Area stages. From a sarcastic rant to a subtle pun, his act is clever, playful, and delightfully provocative." - SF Weekly May 2013