2640 College Ave
Berkeley, California 94704

The San Francisco Comedy Competition Semi-finals are coming to the Julia Morgan Center for the Arts in Berkeley. Ten comics are competing for $25,000 in prizes and a chance to advance to the Finals. Only five comics will advance.

Semi-Final Comics include:

Tony Djamco, San Francisco
Solomon Georgio, Seattle
Steve Monroe, Los Angeles
Sammy Obeid, Fremont
Nancy Reed, Austin
Nile Seguin, Toronto
Marianne Sierk, New York
Auggie Smith, Portland
Kurt Swann, San Diego
Insane Wayne, Stockton

Host Johnny Steele

Johnny Steele

JOHNNY STEELE started performing stand up comedy in 1984 and within just a few years was performing at top clubs in the industry. But after criss-crossing the country a few times Johnny began to tire of the generic humor so popular in clubs at the time and began a search for a more meaningful subject matter and performance style.

He studied the great satirists, especially Lenny Bruce, and devoured newspaper's editorial pages with highlighter pen in hand. Soon he peppered his act with opinions about things that outraged him— greed, materialism, hypocrisy.

The formula was a hit and in 1992 Johnny won the prestigious San Francisco Comedy Competition. Bud Freedman, of Improv fame, said Johnny reminded him of an irritated Mort Sahl.

Web site: http://www.johnnysteele.com

Official Website: http://sanfranciscocomedycompetition.com/Pages/juliamorgan.html

Added by fearmydonut on September 28, 2010

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