Jan 062014

Sylvan is ecstatic to announce a new show co-hosted by our very own, Kollin Holtz in conjunction with Brandon Stokes the first Monday of every month.

We’re just as excited (if not more so) to announce the triumphant return the show that started it all, “Open Improv” on the 2nd Monday of the month! Anyone can try it, and many with far too much liquid courage in them do!

Both shows start at 8pm!

Milk Bar Show!

 Posted by at 9:35 am
Dec 122013

Savage Henry Magazine and Sylvan Productions go together like peas and other green things associated with Humboldt county. The good folks at Savage Henry Independent Times took the time to chat up one of our favorite writers, comedians, and reasons why we had to leave the party early, Keith Dirty.

 Posted by at 12:31 pm
Dec 052013

Amy Miller, Super Funny

While we weep from the cruelty of Amy Miller’s absence from our Bay-home-base, another city cries in fearful respect. Williamette Weekly has selected Amy as one of the funniest people in PortlandSHE’S ONLY LIVED THERE FOR A YEAR! It’s been a great year for our great friend, we expect and wish her continued success, and encourage you to check out her hilarious Twitter, hilarious podcast, and hilarious live-act (she’s opening up for Maria “Bam Bam” Bamford for christsakes).


All Hail Amy Miller!

[Photos by Inger Klekacz and Jason Traeger]

 Posted by at 3:09 pm
Jun 122013

We’ve always thought highly of ourselves. Sylvan Productions is essentially a group of collaborators who approve of and appreciate each others work. Now, somebody else shares that sentiment.

The good folks of the SFWeekly namechecked a slew of our members and the group itself in it’s most recent annual “Best of” publication. It’s unquantifiable how huge the honor is for a comedian, but it’s damn exciting to see your name in the newspaper.

In other news, we have a newsletter dropping soon, a bunch of individual tours and tasks are being filled, and we’re all revving up for something huge (probably).

Sylvan Horn: TOOT TOOT!

Apr 062013

Sorry it’s late! We update our facebook page FAR more frequently

Anyway, here’s our Calendar for the month, ENJOY IT!

 Posted by at 3:38 pm
Feb 212013

Sylvan Productions Presents

Comedy Night at the Presidio

With Will Durst



Who: Will durst headlines! Featuring Andrew Holmgren, and hosted by Justin Gomes.

When: February 21st, 2013, 8:00 PM;

Where: The Presidio Cafe and Golf Course. 300 Finley Road, San Francisco, CA. 94129 (http://www.presidiocafe.com/)

Cost: $10


Sylvan Productions presents the King of San Francsico Comedy, Will Durst(HBO, Letterman, BBC). A one night only show that pairs some of the best of two generations of comedians, Comedy Night at the Presidio is truly a showcase of some of the City’s best talent. Featuring Andrew Holmgren (Sylvan Productions, SF Sketchfest), the Bay’s favorite long haired comedian, and hosted by Justin Gomes (Sylvan Productions, SF Comedy & Burrito Fest).

He is a 5 time Emmy nominee; has been fired by PBS three times; told jokes in 14 countries; racked up 7 nominations for Stand-Up of the Year; and his 800+ television appearances include Letterman, HBO, Showtime, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox News, the BBC and many more. The critically acclaimed Off-Broadway run of his one man show: “The All American Sport of Bipartisan Bashing,” was subsequently turned into a book of the same name by Ulysses Press. His hobbies include pinball, the never-ending quest for the perfect cheeseburger and his heroes remain the same as when he was 12… Thomas Jefferson and Bugs Bunny. Not necessarily in that order. Durst’s performances are made possible by the 1st Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.






 Posted by at 3:02 pm
Feb 012013

Episode 4 is now available, and it’s just as nonsensical as the previous three. Promise.

This episode finds the boys in 2:46am delirium going on about Charles Darwin (among other things).

What is “Closet Talk With Kollin Holtz?” See the original release story here.

P.S. Don’t forget about the Valentines Day Comedy show in downtown SF. What’s more romantic than dragging your valentine into the basement of a parking garage to see the Bay’s best comedy? Find out here.

Jan 262013

We decided to throw a Get Yucked Up/Sketchfest after party last night. And oh shit, it was dope!

#SylvanHouse all up in this shit.

Hella dope! Super dope! MEGA DOPE!

And we filmed it and broadcasted it live on Google+. It’s understandable if you missed it, it happened secretly at midnight.

We were fortunately blessed with appearances by a gaggle of out-of-town Sketchfest performers.

David Gborie
Nathan Brannon
Ian Karmel
Derek Sheen
Josh Androsky
Ahmed Bharoocha
and the Dunning-Kruger Effect

Luckily, we saved it, for you. Because we love you. A lot. Seriously. We really miss you.


2013 is turning into quite the year, and we’re only on the fifth week in.


So hold on to your butts.

 Posted by at 11:54 am
Jan 252013

Ask yourself, is there anything more romantic than whisking your love away to the basement of a parking garage to see the Bay’s best stand up comedy?

The correct answer is no. Nothing is more romantic than saying, “Hey, I’m going to drag you into the basement of this parking garage,” making everyone you’re with extremely uncomfortable. Imagine their relief and delight when they realize you only brought them there for cheap beers, and belly laughs. This month, Scott Capurro (Comedy Central) leaves one foggy city (London) for the love of another.

The show is hosted by Kollin Holtz, and features the comedy musings of Daryus Monday, Juan Medina, Andrew Holmgren, and Caitlin Gill.      21+. Get you and your friends in for $5 total when you come together! Free with valid college ID or weed card.

Join the last “sporadic” show of Laughing Stock before it moves to the regular date of the 3rd Thursday of the month starting in March!

Nice job!
You now have 30 lives.
Now you can totally die, like, a bunch of times.

Konami Easter Egg by Adrian3.com