Talkies with George Chen, Jesse Elias, Vanessa Gonzalez, Courtney Karwal, Aviva Siegel, Land Smith, Nick Stargu, Scott Vermeire and Your Pal Gordo
George Chen was a musician, writer, and event organizer before finding a place in standup comedy. The past few years have seen him establishing the beloved weekly showcase Cynic Cave at Lost Weekend Video in San Francisco. The anachronistic video store is also home to the monthly multimedia comedy show Talkies. | | In addition to these regular appearances, throughout 2013 George performed at Holy Fuck, SF Sketchfest, Savage Henry Independent... Read More →
Jesse Elias is a comedian from San Francisco currently doing things. Shortly after moving to Los Angeles he was named among LA’s top ten new comics by Splitsider.com. In the same year he made his stand-up TV debut on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (2015). He’s performed in festivals like SF Sketchfest, Outside Lands, and Bridgetown. In 2014 he was selected for the New Faces showcase at Just For Laughs Montreal, where he was named a highlight by The... Read More →
Vanessa Gonzalez is a comedian based out of Austin, TX. She has toured the country with her critically acclaimed solo shows and has been featured in many comedy festivals. In 2016, she won 3rd place out of 200 comics in The Funniest Person in Austin Contest. When she’s not touring, you can catch her with her comedy partner, Micheal Foulk, in "This is HANDBOMB" every Tuesday @ 8pm at The New Movement.
Your pal Gordo is so thankful for your support! Thanks a lot, you! When we became friends, never in a million years did I think you would be this supportive. But here we are, being supporty. A true friend would also visit him on his website, theghostwave.com you are a true friend, aren't you?
Courtney Karwal is a Comedian originally from Seattle, WA, but lives in Los Angeles. She is the co-creator of a new Funny or Die web series, Check Your Surroundings. | | Courtney has written sketches for Comedy Central and co-hosts a monthly stand up show called, Ha-Fidelity. She is also the host of a new LA favorite, Stand Up Hawaii; a stand up show featuring the 50 states of America. Other than that, she performs regularly in LA... Read More →
Aviva is a stand-up comic by day, and a stand-up comic by night. Her jokes are silly (clown horn sound) yet personal (awooga), and she really just wants to have fun up there. | She lives in Oakland and produces shows like “Talkies” at The Roxie, Witches’ Brew at Black Hammer Brewing, and YETI! in Oakland. Her comedy’s been featured in SF Sketchfest, The Nevada City Film Festival, Heeb Magazine, and on NPR.
Land Smith was born in a hole. He eats birds, twigs, and seeds. People are frightened at first because they think he is a talking Easter Island head, but they are quickly put at ease by his brilliant one-liners and on-stage confidence. He has performed at the Punch Line, Berkeley Art Museum, SF Sketchfest 2013, and is a co-producer of the multimedia comedy show Talkies. | | "Land Smith is really going places, comedy-wise." | | "Everybody... Read More →
Nick Stargu is a musician, comedian, writer and filmmaker who is best known for his multimedia / musical comedy act, DJ REAL, which has been featured at Outside Lands, San Francisco Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival and more! He most recently appeared on the TV show “Flophouse” on Viceland and as a host on NBC's show "The Guest List" on Seeso. And he’s opened for Devo! | | Nick also performs as Imaginary Radio with... Read More →
Scott Vermeire is an Oakland-based writer and performer whose work blurs the boundaries between comedy, improv, and performance art. Scott is known for his in-character solo performances as well as his ongoing collaborations with Sad Vicious and Wonderment Consortium. His work has been featured in The Washington Post, The Onion, KQED, and KTVU. Scott has performed at SFMOMA, YBCA, SF Sketchfest, The Independent SF, and Tomorrow... Read More →