Talkies Comedy & Short Films – Featured Guest: Myq Kaplan (Free Zoom Show)
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On this streaming edition of TALKIES, we’re super excited to welcome our featured guest Myq Kaplan !
Featuring your hosts -Nick Stargu and Aviva Siegel
SPECIAL GUESTS FOR THE SPECIAL ZOOM EVENT:
Myq Kaplan – Myq Kaplan has performed on the Tonight Show, Conan, the Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Seth Meyers, the Late Late Show with James Corden, in his own half-hour Comedy Central Presents special, and in his own one-hour special on Netflix and now Amazon, “Small, Dork, and Handsome.” He has been a finalist on Last Comic Standing and recently appeared on America’s Got Talent. His debut album “Vegan Mind Meld” was one of iTunes’ top 10 comedy albums of the year, and his latest album “A.K.A.” is out May 8.
Francesca Fiorentini – Francesca Fiorentini is a correspondent and comedian. She is the host and head writer of the web series Newsbroke on AJ+, the digital outlet of Al Jazeera Media Network. She is also the host of “Red White and Who?” on MSNBC and has been a correspondent on “Explorer” on NatGeo. Francesca is a regular guest on The Young Turks.
As a stand up comic originally from the Bay Area, Francesca has performed at the Punchline SF, Cobb’s Comedy, SF Sketchfest, Comedy Day, and has been heard on the podcast “Lovett or Leave It’“ and the BBC’s Arts Hour.
Barbara Gray – Barbara’s intense yet goofy stage presence combined with vulnerable and dark material have made her a staple of the Los Angeles alternative comedy scene. She recently co-starred on the first season of “Corporate” on Comedy Central, and can be seen on Hulu’s “Coming to the Stage”, Nick Swardson’s digital series “Typical Rick” and MTV’s “Acting Out”. She has been a contributing writer for the past three seasons of the hit show “Billy on the Street”, in addition to the upcoming Justin Willman show on Netflix and “Rachel Dratch’s Late Night Snack” on TruTV.
Steuart Pittman – Stu is an artist and one half of San Jose’s most hated band – Sad Vicious, who has appeared at SF Sketchfest and toured the country.
If you want to be part of the Zoom show that will be streamed live onto Twitch and FB Live, donate here.
***A portion of all donations will go to support black2thefuture.org, the rest will be to support the performers.***
Talkies is the Bay Area’s best unconventional, experimental, and multi-media live comedy event every second Friday at All Out Comedy Theater in Oakland, CA. At Talkies, comedians, writers, improvisers, and performers work outside of their regular routines to push the boundaries of comedy; PowerPoint presentations, characters, and off-stage antics are the order of the day.
Started in the basement of San Francisco’s Lost Weekend Video store, this monthly show has been an incubator for many unique comedy talents spreading their wings on weird flights of fancy. Past guest performers have included Aparna Nancherla, Brent Weinbach, Ron Lynch, Frankie Quinones, Myq Kaplan, Sad Vicious, Calvin Johnson, and Beth Lisick. The show is a regular feature of SF Sketchfest and almost always sells out.
TALKIES is produced by Nick Stargu and Aviva Siegel and Will Scovill
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