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Podcast: Zach Rogue of Rogue Wave Live in San Francisco

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The fourth in our series of podcasts from our January live show at SF Sketchfest.

Zach Rogue is the front man of the Bay Area indie rock band Rogue Wave. He performed three songs for our audience, including one unreleased gem and one that came complete with a hilarious story about John McEnroe. The full performance is podcast, you can also download each song individually as a high quality MP3. (Note that the recording has some blips, due to hardware problems on the recording end).

Download songs individually (direct links, right click and choose 'save as'):
You Read My Mind
Ghost
Endless Shovel

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Also from our Live in San Francisco show:
Danny Hoch
Merlin Mann
Bucky Sinister

Podcast: Merlin Mann Live in San Francisco

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The first in our series of podcasts from our January live show at SF Sketchfest.

Merlin Mann is an internet guru. He's best known for his wildly popular lifehacking site 43folders, which offers simple solutions to make work and home life less complicated and stressful. He's also a new media personality, with his own series (That Phone Guy, The Merlin Show) and a regular co-host slot on the Mac Break Weekly podcast.

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Comedian and Wired Science host Chris Hardwick
Analog and Digital with John Vanderslice and Mark Frauenfelder and Xeni Jardin of BoingBoing.net
Chris Elliott

Podcast: Danny Hoch Live in San Francisco

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The third in our series of podcasts from our January live show at SF Sketchfest.

Danny Hoch is a multiple Obie award-winning playwright and actor, and the founder of the Hip-Hop Theater Festival. His newest show, "Takin Over," is currently in its premiere run at Berkeley Rep in Berkeley, California. The show examines the gentrification of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, using character monologues from a variety of community members. It is way, way better than that lame description makes it sound. Hoch talked about being a native New Yorker, how he feels when he's looking at the organic produce in Whole Foods, and how all the women he meets in New York seem to have come to the city from somewhere else to "find themselves."

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Podcast: Bucky Sinister Live in San Francisco

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The second in our series of podcasts from our January live show at SF Sketchfest.

Bucky Sinister is a San Francisco poet and comedian. He's been a leader in the Bay Area's performance poetry scene since moving to the Mission district of the City in the 1980s. He performed a poem from his book, "All Blacked Out and Nowhere to Go." He also recently released a spoken word CD, on Talent Moat records, titled "What Happens in Narnia, Stays in Narnia."

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The Sound of Young America Live in SF: 1/14/08

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12/20: Just added... Merlin Mann!
1/4: Just added... Bucky Sinister and Danny Hoch!

SF's Alterna-Comedy World: CHRONICLED

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I was chatting with my fiance's mother, who celebrated her birthday this past weekend, and she mentioned there was an article about comedy in the Sunday SF Chronicle entertainment magazine, Datebook. This usually means that someone's excavated the corpse of Robin Williams for a benefit show. Or maybe, at best, Father Guido Sarducci.

This time, though, it was different.

"Isn't Brent Weinbach a friend of yours?" She asked. "He's in the article."

Indeed he is, and he's been a great friend of TSOYA for many years. So are Tony B and Bucky Sinister, pictured above. Tony's been running the Club Chuckles room at the Hemlock Tavern for a few years now, and we put together a show there with Brent, Jasper Redd and Prank the Dean early on in that run.

San Francisco is lucky to have two really excellent comedy clubs -- The Punchline and Cobb's -- but as another TSOYA buddy, W. Kamau Bell, points out in the piece, it's the alternative spaces where you work on your art.

So kudos to all involved! Here's a link to the article.

Special Free Screening of The Ten in SF

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Our pals at SF Sketchfest and ThinkFilm are presenting a special FREE screening of David Wain's newest magnum opus, "The Ten" in San Francisco:

Tuesday, July 24
7:30 pm
Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre
1572 California Street, San Francisco.
To attend, you must RSVP to thetensf@yahoo.com. Be sure to give your full name and let us know if you will be bringing a guest. Please note the theatre will be slightly overbooked to ensure capacity; an RSVP will not guarantee you a seat.

For those of you who aren't in San Francisco, you can just watch the trailer above and drool. You can also listen to this interview with Wain on TSOYA last year.

Great weekend for Bay Area comedy...

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Not only is the one and only Mr. Paul F. Tompkins headlining this week at the Punchline in San Francisco (win tix here), but The Shooter himself, Mr. Jimmy Pardo is headlining at Rooster T. Feathers in Sunnyvale.

In the unforgettable words of the Rooster T. Feathers answering machine: "Cock-a-doodle-DOOOOOOOOO!"

San Francisco, 1940

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San Francisco, captured in full color in 1940 by filmmaker Harold T. O'Neal. Greatest city in the world.

Chappelle and Hardwick tonight in SF

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Yay Area representatives: Chris Hardwick spilled the beans that he'll be opening for Dave Chappelle at the Punchline in SF tonight. Check Ticketmaster (repeatedly) for tickets, Chris says they should be up around now.

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