Cookies & Comedy Night | SF
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CLOSED – Brainwash Cafe | 1122 Folsom St. San Francisco, CA
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Tuesday, May 10, 2016
CANCELED – Cookies & Comedy Night | SFThey celebrate this Flavor by bringing in some of oven baked chocolate chip cookies and in honor of their super hilarious headliner and Star of Nerd Nation they are offering free Nerds candy.
Headliner: Dhaya LakshminarayananDhaya Lakshminarayanan was named one of “The Bay Area’s 11 Best Standup Comedians” by SFist. The SF Weekly named her one of the “16 Bay Area performers to watch in 2016.” The San Francisco Bay Guardian named her Best Comedian 2013 in the “Best of the Bay” Readers’ Poll. Comedy Central Asia crowned her the Grand Prize Winner of “The Ultimate Comedy Challenge” filmed in Singapore.
Her list of credits include the Bridgetown Comedy Festival (Portland, OR), San Francisco Sketchfest, the Boston Comedy Festival (semifinalist), the Limestone Comedy Festival (Bloomington, IN) and Laugh Your Asheville Off (Asheville, NC). She has opened/featured for or worked with the following: Janeane Garofalo, Marc Maron, Greg Behrendt, Jello Biafra, Dick Gregory, Anthony Jeselnik, Maz Jobrani, and Greg Proops. Dhaya introduced former Vice President Al Gore at an event. He then laughed onstage at her joke, so technically she once opened for Al Gore.
Dhaya is also a TV host and storyteller. She hosted the premier year of the Emmy award-winning series High School Quiz Show on PBS’s WGBH. She is a frequent comedic storyteller on NPR’s Snap Judgment and has appeared live in Austin on The Risk podcast. She is currently the host of San Francisco’s monthly Moth StorySLAM after winning a Moth StorySLAM and competing in the GrandSLAM at the Castro Theater (capacity 1400). ON24 awarded her the grand prize for “Best Travel Disaster Story.”
She is a solo performer, and her first play “Nerd Nation” was funded in parts by The Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center of San Francisco and support from DIVAfest which supports new and developing works by female playwrights. Her workshop run in San Francisco sold out.
The Boston Globe, The Bay Guardian, and The San Jose Mercury News have all run profiles about her.
The hot lineup is rounded out by:
- Chad Opitz (SJ Improv, Rooster T. Feathers)
- Derek Gomez (Rooster T. Semi-Finalist, The Granada Theater)
- Nathin Habib (SJ improv, SF Sketchfest)
- Kekoa O’Brien (Longboard Margarita Bar, Great Star Theater)
The show is hosted by Anthony Medina (SJ Improv, CEO @ True Hustle Entertainment)
Categories: Comedy, Eating & Drinking, San Francisco