Free Comedy Noir Night & ’30s Femme Fatale | SF
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Balançoire | 2565 Mission St., San Francisco, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Producer and host, Valerie Branch has crafted a weekly show that highlights dark humor and bright talent from the local and national comedy scene – Comedy Noir.
Free when you mention Funcheap at the door. Otherwise it’s $5 at the door. No drink minimum.
Dressed in her 1930’s Femme Fatale character, Pia Messing, Branch has a knack for setting the tone of the evening that adds aprofessional caliber of showmanship to this comedy room. Balancoire offers a full bar and restaurant menu.
About the Performers:
Eric Cash – This internationally touring stand-up comic describes himself best when he says: “I’m a super hero that fights boredom and mediocrity as much as one man can. I yell, kick, scream, and cross the lines of reason, good taste, and sanity for a living. I’m quite proud of it. I do my thing on street corners, in comedy clubs, dive bars, rock venues, and even a junkyard once.”
Prys Sephone – Award-winning pole dancer and winner of Miss Exotic Oregon 2015, Prys Sephone delivers the darkness, danger, glory and glamor as the Fatalle-iest of Femmes! She is not to be missed on her California Tour! Following in the tradition of burlesque and stand up (Lenny Bruce & Honey Harlow) these two titillating art forms came up together from Vaudeville to present day. Peep a look on Friday, July 17th.
Sampson McCormick – This a nationally touring, award winning, stand up comedian, writer and activist who makes audiences double over in laughter. For over a decade, he has been a favorite at LGBT pride festivals and mainstream venues alike. His screen appearances include BET, MTV’s “Real World”, and the Oprah Winfrey Network. With his latest stand up comedy album, “That Bitch Better Be Funny: Live at the Howard Theater”, Sampson made history, becoming the first openly gay comedian to headline the famous venue. Other prestigious venues that he has headlined include The White House, The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The World Famous Comedy Store in Hollywood, CA and Harvard University. His comedy offers riveting, refreshing and original takes on religion, sexuality, life and politics–you know, all those things there you weren’t supposed to talk about in polite company.
Cara Tramaontano – a SF based comic who’s insider’s perspective in this destination city are a treat for locals and tourists, alike! Cara Tramontano’s comedy career started in the first grade, as a loudmouthed Italian-American New Yorker suddenly dropped onto a dusty playground in Tucson, Arizona. She has been featured in the SF Sketchfest comedy festival and has performed at Cobb’s Comedy Club, SF Punchline, Rooster T. Feathers, the original Purple Onion and all over the SF Bay Area