Mar 252014

Whoa! When the last Stokes & Holtz went off we thought it’d be hard to top, but then we blew the Milk Bar out with The Shindig! Thanks to all who’ve been attending, making these shows as fun to put on as they (hopefully) are to watch (according to some audience feedback).

It’s time again to let you know about another Stokes & Holtz. They’re keeping the lineup secret as usual, but if last months line up is any indication (Chris John [Punchline SF], Daryus Monday [Cobb's Comedy Club], Dro, and Natasha Muse [Comic to watch by SF Weekly]) then yeah, it’s going to be a great show. Check it out on April 7th at 8pm… give or take 15 minutes!

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Click here to find the Facebook event.

In other news, Kollin also has a new episode of Closet Talk up. In this podcast episode, he interviews former member of the Weather Underground, Mathew Landy Steen about his fugitive days, capture, and eventual pardon during the 60′s/70′s. You should click here to listen to that on iTunes.

See you all at the shows!

 Posted by at 12:06 pm
Mar 082014

Happy Saturday, good people!

I do hope that this weekend finds you well, perchance you may stroll about the park with that special someone? Maybehaps you could picnic at the beach, or play billiards with the boys at the ol’ hall.


Regardless, it’s all going to end.

That’s right.

You’re good times. This weekend will end. There’s not stopping it, not slowing it, no preventing it at all.


And we’re totally prepared for that!
Because on MONDAY we’re having another SHINDIG!




Our amazing hosts over at Milk Bar have even presented us the opportunity to put forth an ART SHOW before the Shindig! That’s right! Our wonderfuly talented Justin Gomes will be calling a bunch of his equally, if not more so, talented artist friends to present their works at Milk Bar, 5pm-7pm.


And then at 7 we’re starting the Shindig an hour earlier than normal (politics, don’t ask), AND IT’S GONNA BE A REAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLL KNEE SLAPPER.


We’ve invited Leslie Small, Trevor Hill, Trevor Joyner, and Kevin O’Shea to come out and jam with us, and our own Ashley Clayton will be playing sweet jams throughout the evening.

It’s totally free, the beers are nice, and the art is fucking rad.


 Posted by at 8:32 am
Feb 012014

David Gborie is one of the funniest men in San Francisco today. Spinning Platters had a chance to chat with him ahead of his sets at Sketchfest, performing tonight at The California Academy of Sciences, and Friday, January 31st bringing his popular stand up showcase Get Yucked Up to Cinecave in the Mission. He’s also going to be live commentating on the Super Bowl this Sunday at The Roxie, as part of SF Indiefest’s 4th Annual Super Bowl: Men In Tights. He’s a pretty fascinating guy with a lot to say. In fact, too much to say, so I’ve uploaded audio of the entire interview, but after the jump, I’ll pass you a few highlights. – (SpinningPlatters)

 Posted by at 10:33 am
Jan 162014


SF Sketchfest is the premier comedy festival in the San Francisco Bay Area and Sylvan is up in it like a wet puppet. You want grotesque erotic fiction about a minutia of pop culture, CHECK OUT CLARE O’KANE AT CEFF! You tryin’ to laugh next to dope ass animals, CHECK OUT DAVID AT CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES! 1/31, it’s all Sylvan, all the time at the CineCave! Check your calendars, grab a friend or a flask (or both!) and come along with the junkyard gang:

Keith D’Souza

Luke Lockfeld

OJ Patterson

Andrew Holmgren

Clare O’Kane

David Gborie

Get Yucked Up

Storking Comedy

 Posted by at 2:20 pm
Jan 092014


It’s been generally known that the Sylvan crew likes to party.
Mondays, however, seem to be party antithesis.
Thankfully, Sylvan founders Justin Gomes and Andrew Moore have teamed up to wage war against the dreary boredom of your Monday evening.
They’ve collected an assortment of local entertainers and shows and coalesced them into a amalgamation of good times which can only be referred to as a SHINDIG.
It’s going to have more laughs, good times, and audience participation than you could shake a stick at.
…Even if it’s a really small stick, and you’re an excellent shaker.

8:00 PM


Milk Bar
1840 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 387-6455

 Posted by at 3:46 pm

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

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