Hot Mess SF is a rip-roaring group of comedians, artists, theatre nerds and improv dorks. Formed in 2011, the group began doing public performances and in 2012, audiences of real people actually started attending. Their work is all original and combines music, dance and film. Their drink of choice is Jameson and their favorite color is regret. Find them in your local bar making terrible choices and putting it on Youtube.
Originating from the bowels of Bindlestiff Studio, TASTE BETTER WIT is a collective of former Filipino American law enforcement officers who met each other by chance in a dingy alley of Sixth Street while breaking up the workings of a secret meth lab. After several rounds of celebratory beers and tearful confessions, a performance group was born out of the necessity of pointing out injustices in a corrupt system of the sketch comedy hierarchy.
3 Woman, 1 Woman Show (with three women) is a comedic sketch play written, directed, and performed by Hayley Lovgren, Maren Lovgren, and Kristin Schmitz (no relation). All Bay Area natives, this trio first met at Santa Clara University where they bonded over their shared love of comedy, feminism, and oddball antics. Their three-woman show debuted in January 2012 to sold-out audiences at WORKS/San Jose. The show focuses on finding humor in being a woman (or three women) in today’s society. All three ladies are proud members of The Cardboard Box Theatre Project.
Jeff Wattenhofer is a standup comedian and writer based out of Los Angeles. Originally from South Dakota, he formerly lived and performed in improv in Chicago until paying for rehearsal space nearly squeezed him out house and home. Improv roots and switch to stand-up lead to his largely in-the-moment style of comedy. In addition to performing all over town, he is also the co-producer of Holy F*ck, a wildly popular stand up show in downtown LA. In 2011, he was one of three producers behind a grassroots funding effort for the RiotLA comedy festival, and helped shape it into the country’s second best comedy festival. When not performing comedy, he moonlights as the bass player for Ogre Mage, the country’s premier Dungeons and Dragons-based fantasy rock outfit. He has quit and un-quit Twitter several times.
Saturday, February 9th, Midnight, The Dark Room