Year 2000 News Archive

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Henry (Hank) Machtay has revamped his Gay Comedy website with a new design and content. [note: site no longer exists -- link to archive version of site.]
Comedian Jim David has a piece with his road show horror stories on the Advocate's website. Plus he's got a website of his own, and a new Comedy Central special set to rerun in January. (Schedule on the Advocate link above.)

And speaking of Comedy Central, Sabrina Matthews will have her Comedy Central special broadcast for the first time 10 pm on January 22nd, 2001, with a repeat at 1 am on January 26th.

Jason Stuart has a new column at Gaywired.com.

Sabrina Matthews is recorded a CD this weekend at Cobb's in San Francisco.

Shecky Magazine has an interview with Jason Stuart in their December issue.
Nice writeup of our Monday night shows in the SF Weekly. For the record, though - Bridget Schwartz is not a "lesbo."
Nick Leonard will be performing at the Gala night of the Dance-Along Nutcracker on Saturday Dec 2 at 7:30 pm at the Center for the Arts Forum at Yerba Buena Gardens.
This winter's Kung Pao Kosher Comedy show has been announced and there is a new website for it. Check it out and order your tickets!
Mark Davis now has a website. Check it out and try out his very fun survey to figure out what you are exactly.
Ed Karvoski, Jr. has an article on Jason Stuart in Bay Windows.

Suzanne Westenhoefer will be celebrity judge at the Klubstitute Kollective's 6th annual Faux Queen contest Nov. 12 in San Francisco. See the QComedy.com calendar for more info.

Chris Maltby, who is a gay comdian based in Seattle, now has a webpage. Chris recently hosted our Monday night showcase in San Francisco.
Maggie Faris is a comedian based in Mineapolis who has a website.

Scott Kennedy will be opening for Kathleen Madigan at Cobb's October 12-15.

Dojo Fabuloso will be performing improv comedy on October 17 and 24 at 8 pm before the Laffaccino open mike at Java Source, 343 Clement at 5th Ave.
Scott Capurro is headlining this week at the Punchline in San Francisco.

November 14th Dojo Fabuloso will be appearing at a fund-raiser for the Bay Area TheatreSports Laughingstock program at the Bayfront Theatre at Fort Mason. Also watch out for other upcoming shows by the improv troupe.

Kate Clinton is making a couple of upcoming appearances in San Francisco. She's apearing at the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus "Giving Back" concert on October 16th, and doing her own show at the Herbst Theatre on October 21st.

San Francisco-based improv group Dojo Fabuloso has a website. They're planning some upcoming performances.

Nick Leonard will be hosting a free comedy open mike on Tuesdays at 9 pm starting on October 3rd. It's called Laffaccino, and it's at Java Source, 343 Clement at 5th Ave.
New link: Nick Tarr is a comedian based in Phoenix, Arizona.
On September 30th, there's going to be a comedy benefit to support Hank Wilson for Supervisor District 6 at the Victoria Theater. Performing are Scott Capurro, Danny Williams, Doug Holsclaw, Bridget Schwartz, Janis Lipton, and host Pippi Lovestocking.

Lisa Geduldig is hosting The 2nd Annual Funny Girlz: A Smorgasbord of Women's Humor Saturday, October 14th at the Herbst Theatre. For more information, visit http://www.igc.org/koshercomedy

There's going to be a special "Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, Transsexual and Other Loose Change Comedy Night" at the Edinburgh Castle on Saturday, Sept 16th.
Julie Goldman has a new website at www.julie-goldman.com. She performed this spring at Feygelah Schmeglelah.

Sabrina Matthews is performing September 26-30 at the Punch Line in San Francscio.

Bruce Vilanch will be reading from his book Bruce Wednesday Sept 6th at A Different Light in San Francisco.
We Mean It! has announced that their second annual Fall Lesbian and Gay Comedy Night will feature Suzanne Westenhoefer. The show will be Friday October 20 at 8 pm at the Luther Burbank Center in Santa Rosa.

Sandra Bernhard has a couple of upcoming shows in the general vicinity of the Bay Area -- one this Sunday south of San Jose at Mountain Winery, and one Sept 1st at the Luther Burbank Center in Santa Rosa.

Ed Karvoski, Jr. has an article on Suzanne Westenhoefer in Bay Windows.
The second annual Russian River Comedy Competition is going to be Saturday, August 19th at 7 pm at the Russian River Resort.
Dojo Fabuloso is an improv comedy group with Tim Bland, Dana Corey, Nova Dasalla, Steven Douglas, John Filgas, and Nick Leonard. They're performing every Friday starting at 8 pm for the rest of August at least at the Mock Cafe, 1074 Valencia near 22nd. It's free if you arrive before 8:30, and you can stay for the rest of the evening of standup and sketch comedy (and the occasional surprise appearance by Robin Williams.)
Sabrina Matthews will be appearing at Cobb's this week in preparation for the taping in New York of her Comedy Central special next Friday.
The Brian+Mal show has a run August 3rd through Labor Day Weekend at The Jungle, 135 Bradford St, Provincetown. Showtime is 10 PM, Thursdays through Mondays. Tickets are $15 and can be reserved at (508) 487-6517.
Ed Karvoski, Jr. wrote an article on Kate Clinton in Bay Windows.
Added a link to the website of Mary C. Matthews, Comic Superstar.
Marilyn Pittman has an on-line radio show on GayBC weekdays from 11 am to 1 pm Pacific time.
There's an interview with Scott Capurro from the zine HermAphrodite now available on-line.

Added upcoming performance dates for Nick Leonard including one at the Improv on Melrose in L.A.

Plus I added the lineup for our July 31st show.

There's an interview with Lea Delaria in the Minnesota-based Lavender Magazine. Plus Lea's on the cover of the August issue of Girlfriends.
Added the lineup for our next two weeks, July 17th and the 24th.
There is going to be a Queer Comics showcase at the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal, with Suzanne Westenhoefer, Jason Stuart, Jim David, Susan Jeremy, Mike Uryga, and more. There are two shows on Sunday, July 16.
Sabrina Matthews has a new website that includes her upcoming appearances. She'll be in Sacramento July 21st and August 27th and 28th.
Put up the lineup for our July 10th show, including Tom Ammiano and more.

Maureen Brownsey is having a benefit for her new website QueerForADay.com on Wednesday July 19th at Piaf's.

Added a link for Mary Carouba, who will be performing at our July 10th show.
This week, July 3, and next week, July 10, we're having benefits for Bay Area Theatresports(tm) Laughingstock program, which provides free improv workshops for people with HIV and AIDS. Check the main page for lineup.

Scott Silverman will be presenting his solo show "Let Her Drive" on Saturday July 15th at the Coco Club.

We've added two special solo shows with Scott Capurro -- Thursday April 22nd at 11 pm and Sunday April 25th at 8:30 pm. Come check him out before he leaves the country for Scotland for the production of his play "Resurrecting Liza" at the Edinburgh Festival.

For those in New York, Greg Walloch is appearing as part of Dixon Place's Hot Festival. Saturday, July 8TH, 2000 AT 8PM, $10 or TDF, At Dixon Place 309 East 26th street @ 2nd avenue. Call 212-532-1546 for information.

Ellen Degeneres' new comedy special "Born Again" premires July 23rd on HBO.
Here's an article by Ed Karvoski, Jr. about the experiences of Comedians at pride festivals called A funny thing happened on the way to the Pride Festival.

Plus I've added the lineups for our next two monday nights at Piaf's.

Fans of Bridget Schwartz should check out this fan page. Bridget's going to be appearing at the Punch Line June 13-17.
Added a profile for Dana Cory.
Added upcoming bay area performances by Shann Carr -- this Sunday at DJs in Walnut Creek, and Pride weekend in San Francisco. She's also appearing on June 10th in Sacramento.
You can catch updates on Ellen Degeneres' comedy tour at ellen.z.com.
There's an article on Jason Stuart in the May 2000 issue of Art and Understanding magazine.

Plus I added some upcoming comedians at the Russian River Resort to the schedule, and the closing night of Club Car on June 10th.

Hopefully you got to see Julie Goldman perform at Feygelah Schmegelah and/or our Monday night gay comedy. She's hilarious and full of energy. She has a new website currently available here.

Plus I updated the schedule to show the lineup for our June 5 show.

Added a link to The Stand, a comedy club in Scotland that has monthly gay comedy nights in Edinburgh and Glasgow.
For those of you who missed Lea Delaria's reading last night at A Different Light, here's some tidbits. She's recently been signed to a major record label and will have a music CD out next year. She's working on putting together an off-Broadway show. And since Lea's Book of Rules is doing well, she's going to do another book.
I just found out about the article in Wednesday's San Francisco Examiner about Scott Silverman.
New York-based gay comedian, writer and producer Greg Walloch appears in the recent documentary Disability Culture Rap. For those in the San Francisco area, the film is screening as part of the Superfest XX International Media Festival on Disabilities on the afternoons of Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4 at La Pena Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave., in Berkeley. For a full schedule, email cdtinfo@aol.com. The film won the best of festival award at Superfest XX, and has won awards at other festivals as well.
Added the lineup for our May 29th show at Piaf's.
For folks in New York: Girl Meets Boyfriend: stand up comedy featuring women and gay men! Sunday, June 4, 2000. 8 PM at The Duplex, 7th Ave South @ Christopher Street. $10 cover charge / 2 drink minimum. The Performers: Greg Walloch. from The Personality Inventory and The Howard Stern Show, William Mullin from the improv group Hiatus, Caroline's and Gotham, Jessica Kirson from Canada's hit TV show She's so Funny, Deke Haylon from Cooking with Deke, Lisa Landry clubs and colleges all over the country, Leighanne Lord, seen on HBO, Comedy Central's Premium Blend, and MTV, Deidre Sullivan from Sally Jesse Raphael, soon to be appearing with Chris Tucker on Def Jam.
Dan Rothenberg's solo show "Anything But the Truth" has been extended. There's a bunch of dates in June - visit the Spirituality for Dummies website for more information.
Julie Goldman is in town from New York to appear at Feygelah Schmeygelah on Saturday May 20th. She's also performing elsewhere around town -- she performed at our showcase at Piaf's on Monday, and gave a high-energy performance complete with a song. See the schedule of events for her shows at free open mikes during the week. Also appearing will be Mary C. Matthews.
Remember Canadian gay comedian Gavin Crawford, who performed at the Aspen Comedy Festival this year? You can hear a streaming audio file of his character, infomercial pitchman John Scheck. It's from the radio show Brave New Waves

I've put up the first of our comedian profiles. Check out the profiles of Paul Hallasy and Nick Leonard. And if you're a comedian and would like get a page here, get in touch.

Nick Leonard has a couple of upcoming gigs - Sunday June 4 at the Gay Pride Festival in Santa Cruz (the fest starts at noon, and Nick will probably be on between 2 and 4), and Wednesday, June 7 at Gay Comedy Night at the Improv on Melrose in Los Angeles, hosted by Scott Kennedy.

Lea Delaria reads from "Lea's Book of Rules for the World" at A Different Light in San Francisco May 27th. You can check the Publisher's Weekly book tour page for signings elsewhere - they listed one for her yesterday in southern California, but that's dropped off the page now. By the way, did anyone catch her on Politically Incorrect on Thursday May 11th? I missed it...

At Gay Day at Disney World in Florida, on Saturday June 3rd there will be Laugh Out Loud, hosted by Sandra Bernhard, with Scott Thompson, Lea Delaria, and Harvey Fierstein.

Scott Capurro is going to be on the Sarah and Vinnie show on Alice (97.3) on Friday May 19th in the morning. Set your clock alarms...
Nick Leonard is hosting this weekend at Rooster T. Feathers in Sunnyvale, for those of you in Silicon Valley, and today, Friday Scott Silverman is also performing. Two shows, 8 and 10:30.
The lineups for our next two shows, May 15 and May 22, have been put up on the main page of the website. Dan Rothenberg hosts on the 15th, and Karen Ripley on the 22nd.

Hey, maybe you folks in L.A. already know this, but on Wednesdays there's supposedly a gay comedy showcase hosted by Scott Kennedy at the Improv on Melrose. Oddly, I don't see a mention of it on their website, though, or in the L.A. Weekly. Maybe it's not every single week. Anybody know?

Here's a list of tour dates for Ellen DeGeneres. She's a busy woman. And they say an HBO special will follow in July. And here's yet more Ellen news.
afternoon of 5/5/2000:
A few lineup changes for our show this coming monday: Lisa Geduldig may not be able to make it (she may be a surprise guest), Bill Santiago won't be there, but we've added Tommy Barnard.
Yesterday's San Francisco Examiner had an article featuring Dan Rothenberg You can read the story on-line, though it lacks the color photos of the paper version. You have just two more chances, on the next two Thursdays, to see Dan's solo show, "Anything But the Truth" as part of Spirituality For Dummies.

Unfortunately, Metro Madness, the comedy showcase hosted by Maggie Dolan on wednesday nights has ended. Hopefully Maggie will be starting a new night soon.

While I was looking for the link for the story about Dan Rothenberg, I discovered this guide to queer culture in San Francisco that includes info about our monday night showcase at Piaf's.

In New York every Tuesday night, starting May 16th at 7:30 PM, will be a comedy show called "The Personality Inventory" hosted by Folk/Goth/Hippie/Comedy Rock band Crazy PotatoE with special guest Greg Walloch. Cover free to $5 depending on a roll of the dice. At The West Village Saloon, 51 Grove Street. Call 212-726-3626 for information.

And some more New York information: Paul Hallasy has two upcoming gigs: May 20 @ 6:30 pm at the Gotham Comedy Club, 34 West 22 Street (between Fifth & Sixth Avenues), and June 19 at Stand-Up NY @ 9:00 pm, 236 West 78 Street, (between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenues.) Paul recently performed at the Millennium March on Washington.

Karen Williams will be performing as part of the Queer Arts Festival Saturday June 3rd. Unfortunately, that's the same night as Kate Clinton performs in Santa Rosa, so it's a tough choice.

Here's some upcoming performances by comedian Shann Carr:
May 5 San Jose's Women's Murder Mystery Cruise
May 6 Russian River Women's Weekend RRR, Guerneville. 9:00 pm
May 6 River Business, Guerneville, 11 pm
May 9-11 Gay Club Med Puerta Vallarta
May 12-14 Florida Drummer contest Full Moon Saloon Orlando

Just a reminder: This weekend in Toronto is We're Funny That Way, the annual Toronto-based gay and lesbian comedy festival produced by Maggie Cassella.

Oh yeah, one more thing: Nick Leonard is performing in the "Parent's Night Out" showcase on Saturday May 6 at the Mock Cafe.

In addition to the show in Santa Rosa mentioned below, Ellen DeGeneres will be appearing at the Villa Montalvo in Saratoga (that's near Los Gatos) on the day after the parade, Monday, June 26th.
Ellen DeGeneres will be doing standup comedy at the Luther Burbank Center June 25th, the night of the San Francisco Gay Pride Parade. See the event listings for more information. There's an article in Marin's gay paper, The Slant, about Ellen's show.
Added the May 6th show at UC Berkeley with Brian Malow, Dan Rothenberg, and Carla Clayy.
Sorry about listing the wrong date for Scott Capurro and Bridget Schwartz at the Punchline - it's actually this coming week, May 2-6. It's listed at the Ticketmaster site as "Punch Line Allstars."
Added the lineup for the May 1st show, and announced the host for May 8th: Scott Silverman. Amma is doing her one-woman show In Search of my Clitoris at the Eureka Theater May 18, 19 and 20. Plus you should know that Bridget Schwartz is opening for Scott Capurro at the Punch Line. Go.
Dan Rothenberg is doing a solo show in North Beach at the Bannan Place Theater called "Anything But the Truth" on three Thursday : May 4, 11, and 18. It's part of a double bill called Spirituality For Dummies.
There's going to be a Gay and Lesbian Night on the Main Stage of the Chicago Improv Festival this coming week. The groups performing are GayCo Productions, Flaming Dykasaurus and The Subverters.

There's a recent interview with Suzanne Westenhoefer available from Lavender Magazine.

ZineZone.com has a section with a lot of Lea Delaria links. Folks, I don't pretend to understand the interface of the site or how links can be added to it.

Foolproof is a comedy festival in Seattle this coming week of April 24-29. Among the performers are David Schmader with his one-man show "Straight". Here's a review of the show. Plus Comedy Underground's Queer as a $3 Bill is featured.
Added the Russian River Resort Women's Weekend to the list of upcoming events. Performers include comedians Maureen Brownsey, Maggie Dolan, and Shann Carr.

The current issue of Girlfriends has Sandra Bernhard on the cover and an interview with her. Plus there's a whole page of reviews of videos by women comics, and a mini-review of Lea Delaria's new book, Lea's Book of Rules for the World. (remember, support your local queer bookstore, not evil internet companies.)

Hey, did you know that comedian Bob Smith is nominated for a Lambda Literary Award for his book Way To Go Smith! I saw him read from the book at a Lammy reading on Thursday at the San Francisco Public Library - sorry, I only found out about it that afternoon, or I would have put notice of the reading on the website. The award ceremony's coming up in Chicago June 1st, but I don't know if Bob will be there in person.
Sorry, the previously announced Weho Lounge show in West Hollywood today, Friday April 14, isn't happening. Nick's still appearing at The Becky Show -- see below.
Nick Leonard is heading down to Los Angeles this week. He'll be at the Ice House, 24 N Mentor in Pasadena on Thursday April 13th (map), and on Sunday April 16th at The Becky Show at Apache Territory, 11608 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, 818-506-0404. (map)
Marga Gomez performed last night at our comedy showcase. She's gone back to New York today, but she'll be back in August to perform at the Herbst Theater with Culture Clash.

I've added the lineups for our April 17th and 24th shows. Remember, we're moving to Piaf's.

Added the lineup for the April 12th Metro Madness to the upcoming events list.
Among the performers at this year's Michigan Womyn's Music Festival are comedians Marga Gomez, Elvira Kurt, and Suzanne Westenhoefer.
Marga Gomez has been added to the lineup of our April 10th show (our last monday at Paul K before moving to Piaf's April 17). She's in the area to do a show in Santa Cruz - more details on that as we find out info.
The webpage for Feygelah Schmeygelah has been updated with comedian photos and bios for the upcoming show May 20th.
For those in or traveling to Southern California, the Friday night gay comedy showcase that was at Stonewall Coffee on Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood has moved down the street to the WeHo Lounge.
Our gay comedy showcase is going to be at paul K for one more week, then on April 17th we'll be moving to Piaf's, 1686 Market St. at Gough.

If you're in New York, check out Greg Walloch hosting "Talent Show" at Dixon Place on Fridays in April.

We went up to the Russian River last night to see Bob Smith perform at the Russian River Resort and have news to report. Bob has been writing for Mad TV, and his sketches will be on upcoming shows.

We visited the Russian River Eagle, the new bar co-owned by Dave "Jake" Schwartz, the booker for the Russian River Resort (aka the Triple-R -- are you following this?). The Eagle will not be having late night comedy every week as previously reported - people have other things on their mind at that time on a Saturday. But comedy will continue at the Triple-R, and you can get the long-range forecast for that at their website.

Feygelah Schmeygelah, an evening of Queer Jewish Comedy produced by Kung Pao Kosher Comedy producer Lisa Geduldig has been announced for Saturday May 20. Stay tuned for the lineup.

Added Viva Variety VIII to the upcoming events.
Maggie Dolan is going to be hosting a weekly open mike titled Metro Madness at the Metro, at Market and 16th on Wednesday nights at 8 pm, starting April 5th. To contact her if you'd like to perform, send email to maggied@chickmail.com
Added some upcoming dates up at the Russian River to the schedule, plus our lineup for April 10th.

Pictures from the first round of the Brainwash Comedy Competition are available on Tom Flanders' website BayComedy.com, including shots of people who've performed at our showcases. Those of you who came to our show on March 27th saw Tom himself perform.

We're Funny That Way, the annual Toronto-based gay and lesbian comedy festival produced by Maggie Cassella has updated its website with info about its May, 2000 festival. Performers include Sonja Mills, Kathryn Haggis, Bitch and Animal, Teresa Pavlinek, Shoshana Sperling, Alec Mapa, Suzanne Westenhoefer, The Nellie Olsens, and Lea Delaria. Book your tickets now!
We're pleased to announce that our April 3rd show will include an appearance by Rob Nash, a comedian who appeared on Comedy Central's "Out There in Hollywood." He's also done a series of one-man shows, which you can find out more about from on his website. Plus Marti MacGibbon, who was a regular at Josie's, is back from L.A. and hosting on the 3rd.
Those of you who were at last Monday's comedy show at paul K's saw Heather Gold perform. She's got a website at Subvert.com which includes her writing and an mp3 song.
The website of We Mean It! Productions is now up. They produce lesbian and gay comedy shows in Santa Rosa, an hour or so north of San Francisco. The next one they're doing is June 3rd with Kate Clinton and Scott Silverman.
Comedian Lorne Newman is featured in the March 28 issue of the Advocate. I saw him perform last fall when I was in New York, just before he headed off for another tour of the Bible Belt.
We had our first night in our new location, paul K, last night. Our deepest apologies to anyone who attempted to find us at our old location and found us not there. We'll be at paul K, 199 Gough at the corner of Oak, two blocks from the corner of Market and Van Ness, on Mondays now. Next week we have Karen Ripley and more.
Our Monday Night Gay Comedy Showcase is moving. Tomorrow night's show will be in a new location, paul K restuarant, 199 Gough at Oak in Hayes Valley. See front page for map link. Sorry for the late notice.
Yay, gay comedy in the East bay -- I added to the calendar listings this Sunday's show at D.J.'s in Walnut Creek and a show in Berkeley on Sat, March 18th that includes Scott Silverman.
Check it out: Our comedy showcase at Kimo's is featured in today's Chronicle. Read it on the web if you want, but there's more photos in the paper version.

The lineup for the Brainwash comedy competition, which starts this Friday, March 10, is up at Baycomedy.com

Despite what you may have heard, our gay comedy showcases will still be at Kimo's.

All Out Cast's improv show in April has been added to the calendar.

Suzanne Westenhoefer will be performing in San Francisco at the LAVA (Lesbians of Achievement, Vision, and Action) Awards at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero Saturday March 18th. Suzanne is featured on the cover of the current issue of Wisconsin's In Step. The story doesn't seem to be available on their website at the moment, but there's a stack of the free papers at San Francisco's A Different Light Books.

The Russian River Eagle in Guerneville is now open for business and is presenting late night comedy on Saturdays. There will be an early show at the Russian River Resort, then a later show at the Eagle.

Added a link to Matt Bragg's website.

Added a link to David Spark's webpage to the San Francisco links page.
Added a link to the website of comedian Eddie Sarfaty.

Shescape has an interview with Suzanne Westenhoefer

For comedians in the San Francisco area, there's going to be a comedy competition. I think the first prize translates as "free laundry for a year."
Brainwash Comedy Competition
Friday March 10, 8 pm
Friday March 24, 8 pm
Finals: Saturday, April 1st, 8 pm
1st Prize: $100 Brainwash Bucks
2nd Prize: $50 Brainwash Bucks
3rd Prize: $25 Brainwash Bucks.
Hosted by Tony Sparks
Call (650) 266-8283 to Enter and for more information
Deadline for Entry: March 1st

Scott Capurro has been added to the lineup for our Monday Feb 21 show!
Comedian Georgia Ragsdale will be appearing at the Lake Tahoe Gay & Lesbian WinterFest on Friday March 10th.
Added a link to Bob Smith's website.

For those of you who saw Karen Ripley's improv troupe at Monday's show, you can learn to do improv yourself at her classes at the Harvey Milk Institute.

Added a link to Vickie Shaw's website

For those of you who saw The Goddess Perlman perform her music last night at QComedy's show at Kimo's, and those of you who missed her, she's got a website.

Scott Capurro will be on Sarah and Vinnie's show on Radio Alice, 97.3 on Thursday morning, Feb 17. By the way he's heading to England in March - you can find out where at his website

I guess I forgot to note when I added information about comedy at the Sydney, Australia Mardi Gras to the links list... Anybody going?

QComedy.com's night at Kimo's is the subject of the lead item in the Out There column in this week's Bay Area Reporter.

Hey, anyone in Colorado? Among those appearing in the Greg Proops-hosted alternative comedy showcase at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen this week is gay Candian comedian Gavin Crawford. I haven't yet seen him perform live or his television work, but I'm intrigued.
Our second night of comedy at Kimo's was another success - the joint was packed to see Marga Gomez, Scott Capurro, Bridget Schwartz, and the rest of the gang.

Nick Leonard is going up tonight at Cobb's in the Cannery, 2801 Leavenworth in San Francisco. Then he's headed down to L.A. to appear at the Ice House this Sunday, but he'll be back for Monday the 14th at Kimo's.

Our first Monday night gay comedy showcase at Kimo's last night went great. Despite the wet weather, there was a full house. Thanks to all the audience members and comedians who showed up.

Scott Capurro and Bridget Schwartz will be at the Punch Line today and tomorrow, Feb. 1st and 2nd. Scott has a new website, Scottcapurro.com. He's also reading from his book Fowl Play at A Different Light on Tuesday, Feb. 8th at 7:30.

Nick Leonard of QComedy.com will be heading down to L.A. in a week and a half. He's going to be appearing at the Ice House in Pasadena at 24 N. Mentor on Sunday, Feb 13th.

Scott Capurro will be a guest on Tuesday morning, Feb 1 on Sarah and Vinnie's show on Radio Alice, 97.3. He's also going to be appearing at QComedy.com's Monday comedy night at Kimo's on February 7th.

The polls are open, and it's your chance to vote for your favorite gay comedian.

Just one week until the debut of gay comedy night at Kimo's. We've been postering like crazy, and hopefully that will translate into some people coming to see comedy.

We went up to the Triple R in Guerneville on Saturday to see Page Hurwitz and Bridget Schwartz. Both put on a terrific show, and both of them will be performing at our grand opening on January 31st. Dave Schwartz, who's been booking comedy at the Triple R, will be opening a new bar, the Russian River Eagle. Now both clubs will be featuring comedy on Saturday nights.

The current issue of Curve has comedian Elvira Kurt on the cover. We saw her one-woman show in Los Angeles last year, and she's had her own special on Comedy Central.

The big news is that in the wake of the closure of Josie's Cabaret and Juice Joint at the end of 1999, San Francisco was without a venue for gay comedy. We here at QComedy.com have been doing our best to remedy the situation, and we'll be presenting gay comedy shows at Kimo's on Polk at Pine streeet (think spiky mammal) in San Francisco at the familiar hour of 8 pm on Mondays, starting January 31st. Please email Nick Leonard at nick@nickleonard.net if you'd like to appear onstage.

Scott Capurro now has a novel out called Fowl Play. It's about a comedian, naturally. Published by the British publisher Headline, it's available at A Different Light Books (remember, support local gay businesses, not giant evil corporations.)

Added a new link to the link page today for comedian and solo theater performer Rob Nash.

Plus a link was added for gay superhero comic Bryan Lee Emler

For information, email larrybob@gmail.com