140 Columbus ave
San Francisco, California 94133

SF Sketchfest: The San Francisco Comedy Festival


Friday, January 16
8:00 PM
Purple Onion
140 Columbus Ave, SF

Since it's inception in July 2007, The Be-Bop Heroin Hour has become the darling of the Los Angeles hybrid stand-up/jazz scene. (Take that “Haha Jazz Night” in Diamond Bar!) Hosts Jamie Flam and Hugh Moore invite the best and brightest LA comics to come strut their “stuff” to a backdrop of live jazz music, attempting to evoke the spirit of a 1950’s NY jazz club, or at least what the hosts imagine that spirit was like (blue lights and incense smoke). Past performers have included Maria Bamford, Eddie Pepitone, Ron Lynch, Tig Notaro, Jason Nash, Dan Mintz, and many others, who use the jazz to enhance their set by telling stories over walking basslines, singing jazz standards, or utilizing the free form tenets of jazz music to inspire the delivery of their jokes. “[The Be-Bop Heroin Hour] is one of the most revolutionary, awe-inspiring comedy shows of the 21st Century” says the aforementioned Jamie Flam, eyes asparkle. Come see what all the hype is for yourself.

Joining hosts Jamie Flam and Hugh Moore are guest comics Brent Weinbach, Josh Fadem, Meghan Parks, Vanessa Ragland, Chiara Triska, Mike Phirman and Ron Lynch.

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The 8th Annual SF Sketchfest: The San Francisco Comedy Festival runs January 15 - 31, 2009

Official Website: http://sfsketchfest.com

Added by sketchy on December 14, 2008