hosted by Brandie Posey
feat. Marga Gomez, Lexie Mountain
8 pm $10
"In the future, when being hilarious is illegal, Nick Flanagan will surely (and deservedly) be sentenced to the electric chair." - Jason Woliner, Hollywood California TV Writer/Director
A fixture in front of brick walls and behind chicken wire across North America, Nick Flanagan is a singular talent in the post-NAFTA underground comedy scene. Having long-since graduated from reading out of his well-thumbed joke notebooks, Nick’s endearing conversational deadpan, choice subject matter, and “sort-of pregnant” pauses have won him battalions of die-hard followers and/or comedy club patrons waiting on their second mandatory drink.
Either utterly fearless or perhaps born without the "shame gene," on "I'm Here All Weak," Nick tackles many popular topics from the annals of today, yesterday and day after tomorrow such as parents, life, balding musicians, video games, drugs, robots, irony, the G-Spot, food, and grammar. Throw not a pity party for Nick but for the world he so breezily and painstakingly describes.
“I’m Here All Weak is nine tracks of Nick Flanagan’s unique worldview and wordplay that ranges from deep to hilariously absurd to flat-out silly.” –Aspecialthing.com
"Sick genius" - Steve Almond, author.
Nick also sang in the garage punk rock band Brutal Knights and Teen Crud Combo. His writing has been included in Vice Magazine’s “Larfs Issue”, The Writer's Notebook [Tin House Books] and The Unknown Portraits [published by Magic Pony]. He was one of the earliest comedians in residence at Toronto's Drake Hotel and collaborated with photographer Davida Nemeroff for the Joke Club photo series. The Brutal Knights' Heave Ho music video can be seen on Tom Scharpling’s The Best Show on WFMU “Fantasia in Best Show Minor” DVD compilation.
Nick is a member of comedy collective Laugh Sabbath and has performed at Comedy Death Ray, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, SXSW, the Mess With Texas festival, F Yeah Fest, San Francisco’s Club Chuckles, NXNE, and Heeb Magazine's Storytelling series, SF Sketchfest, The Alternative Show with Andy Kindler and many more estimable stages. He's written for television show's like Odd Squad, starred in feature films like Diamond Tongues and sings in the band Wrong Hole. His second comedy album "Wiped Privilege" will be out in mid-2016.
George Chen was a musician, writer, and event organizer before finding a place in standup comedy. As an upstart producer, Chen put on comedy shows on a moving bus at Occupy Oakland, at still-life drawing classes, and inside a comic book store. These attempts to put on comedy in unlikely locations lead to the weekly showcase Cynic Cave at Lost Weekend Video in San Francisco and the monthly multimedia show Talkies.
George has performed at SF Sketchfest, Crash Test, Put Your Hands Together, Holy Fuck, Marin Headlands Center for the Arts, Contemporary Jewish Museum, and SFMoMA.
He has hosted shows and shared stages with the likes of Andres Du Bouchet, Aparna Nancherla, W. Kamau Bell, Karen Kilgariff, Cameron Esposito, Johnny Pemberton, Kate Berlant, and Erik Charles Nielsen.
George’s team Equipay won the SF Sketchfest 2016 Comedy Hack Day presentation. He had a small part as an INS agent in the short sci-fi film Mindglow and appeared in an episode of HBO’s Looking. He also co-hosts the documentary discussion podcast Sup Doc.
Brandie Posey is a stand up comedian & writer who calls LA's popular alternative comedy scene home. She has been featured as a performer at the San Francisco Sketchfest, FEST in Gainesville Bridgetown Comedy Festival, The All Jane No Dick Festival, The Cape Fear Comedy Festival, The SF Comedy & Burrito Festival, Austin's Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, Comedy Carnivale in SLC & The Washington Comedy Festival. Brandie has appeared on MTV, E! & Comedy Central, and made her feature film debut in the indie dark comedy, "The Worst Year Of My Life" directed by Jonathan Smith. She is honored to rep the LA comedy scene on the compilation album "Holy Fuck. Album Comedy." and tours the country, performing stand up. She is the co-creator of Picture This, a popular comedy-animation show with franchises in Portland, New York & San Francisco. At the UCB, Brandie co-hosts Lady to Lady alongside Barbara Gray & Tess Barker, combining their incredibly likable, distinctive personalities to bring together a show like no other. Think The View meets Pee-Wee's Playhouse with a dash of David Lynch. Lady to Lady is also a celebrated weekly podcast on the Maximum Fun Podcast Network with over half a million downloads.