MARK YOUR KOLLENDER JANUARY 2013
Hi everyone, how’s it going? I know, I know...we haven’t talked in a long time.
Wellllll....I’m moving to New York.
I can’t say much about it, but I will say some sucker sold me a VERY famous bridge and, well, it’s not going to run itself.*
Ok, the real reason? One word: Pastrami.
...and I AM GOING TO DO ALL THE COMEDY THERE IS TO DO UNTIL THERE IS NO COMEDY OR I GET A NOSE-BLEED!
But Alex, how will you adjust to “The City That Never Sleeps” when you are from “The City That Sleeps Till Noon And Works From Home?”
Yo...Don't worry about it.
BUT BEFORE I GO:
Bay Area friends and fans take note: I am headlining the San Francisco Punch Line on Monday February 18th. This isn’t a “goodbye” show as much as it is a “Yo...Don’t Worry About It” show (see above). This will however be my last long performance in The Bay for a while so please, please come have a laugh with me. I have two of my favorite locals, Caitlin Gill and David Gborey, on the bill with me so it’s definitely going to be great.
Mon, Feb 18, 2013
2 Drink Minimum
Punch Line Comedy Club
444 Battery St
San Francisco , CA 94111
I want to see ALL of you there, so if you call the club and use the code word “PASTRAMI” you can get 2 For 1 tickets!
Truth is, there will be a lot of great opportunities to see me all around the Bay Area this next month or so (see below), but this Punch Line show is mine, all mine. Let's enjoy our precious, precious time together.
Hey Bay Area, let’s stay in touch! I’ll be continuing to pop into your inbox with info on upcoming shows and appearances. 2013 is definitely going to be very full for me. In fact, I’ll be retuning to the West Coast later in the year so you’ll wanna keep up with the latest. But if you are having separation anxiety, remember I am active on Twitter, Facebook and my blog (for the most part). Oh, and you should see my Instagram! Get to know the digital approximation of me if you have not already.
As for to my New York friends and fans, your wildest dreams are about to come true! You get to help me lift boxes up five flights of stairs!
See you all soon!
OTHER UPCOMING SHOWS:
The last Monday of every month, Farley's East transforms into the best comedy club in Oakland!
Monday, January 28, 2013
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
33 Grand Ave., Oakland, CA
SF Sketchest with Todd Barry
I am opening for this show:
TODD BARRY: THE CROWD WORK TOUR
A Todd Barry show consists of two things: amazing jokes and amazing crowd work. On this tour he’s not doing the amazing jokes. That’s right, an entire show of riffing and bantering with the audience. Could be good!
Tuesday, January 29, 8pm at The Eureka Theatre
215 Jackson Street
San Francisco, 94111
SF Sketchfest: The Business
SF Sketchfest: The Business And Friends
The Business is a long running weekly alt comedy showcase, recently voted “Best of SF” by the SF Weekly. Five comedians (Nato Green, Caitlin Gill, Sean Keane, Alex Koll, and Bucky Sinister) each curate a portion of your evening. It’s a comedy mixture that regularly includes special guests ranging from standup comics to authors to sketch performers to musicians and dancers. Recently, the Business expanded its operations southward with The Business LA, every Thursday in Silverlake. “…San Francisco does have a comedy scene—it’s just a little weirder, a lot less commercial, and often much funnier than what you’ll find elsewhere, and The Business is at its rumbling epicenter.” – San Francisco Magazine.
The Business & Friends
Saturday, February 2nd, 11:45pm, Punch Line Comedy Club
The Business at The Dark Room
Wednesday, February 6th, 8pm, The Dark Room
This showcase features the best stand-up veterans in town on stage at the newly opened Purple Onion at Kells.
Alex Koll Headlines
The Purple Onion @ Kells Irish Bar
530 Jackson Street (near Columbus Ave.)
San Francisco, CA 94133
What happens when you bring together a writer, a singer, a hip hop dancer, a media/performance artist, a comedian, a clown, an actress, and a bassist...?
Come experience eight very different performers meeting for the first time in an underground warehouse space. Support local art, give back to the community, carouse, and see what else the night will bring.
Giving Back: Part of the proceeds of this show will be donated to Destiny Arts, an inner city youth organization dedicated to violence prevention and arts education: http://www.destinyarts.org/
Friday, February 8, 2013 from 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM (PST)
San Francisco, CA
8 performances x 8 minutes
1842 Illinois St
San Francisco, CA 94124
The PM show
Late night talk show interviews move out of your TV and into the Cynic Cave where performing comedians get interviewed about the reason for their funny.
Friday, February 22, 20138pm
Cine Cave @ Lost Weekend Video
1034 Valencia Street
San Francisco, California 94110
I am headlining two shows at Sonoma's Back Alley Comedy night.
Saturday February 23rd
Murphy's Irish Pub
464 1st St. East, Sonoma, California
Hosted by Torio Van Grol
Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival
Looking further out into April, I’ve been invited to perform at the Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival in Austin TX. The lineup they’ve already announced is fantastic and I'm excited to be part of the fest and to return to Austin! More dates may pop up around the Gulf, so I'll let you know when to fire up the bbq.
A NOTE ABOUT THE BUSINESS:
The Business is my baby that I raised for the last three years with Chris Garcia, Sean Keane and Bucky Sinister. Later we welcomed Caitlin Gill, Chris Thayer, Mike Drucker and Nato Green to the ranks. Every Wednesday night we pour ourselves all over the stage at the Dark Room and it's paid off in so many ways. The last year-and-a-half it's been sold-out almost every week, and lately we've been turning people away. I never imagined it. Now Thayer and Garcia have launched The Business LA with Beth Stelling and Sean O'Connor and it's also thriving. My last Business SF as a regular member is on Feb 20th and features my pals Bobby Joe Ebola and the ChildrenMacNuggits. You should stop by.
Nato, Sean, Bucky and Caitlin will continue The Business in SF, maybe with some new blood as well. If you live in the Bay Area, I highly recomend you attend frequently.
Is The Business NY on the way? Don't worry about it.
AND AS ALWAYS...
Visit www.alexkoll.com every once in a while, why don't cha? It's good for you.
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