Sylvan Productions makes funny happen almost every day. Here are our regular shows where you can get weekly dose of jokes to ease your comedy fix.
OPEN IMPROV IS CURRENTLY NOT IN PRODUCTION.
NEW VENUE AND REINTRODUCTION IN NEAR FUTURE.
It started in Andrew and Justin’s backyard in 2009 with bunch of chairs found on craigslist, an old construction spot light a bonfire, some pizza, a few packs of beer, and some friends improving without any rules, teams, or restrictions. Now, three years later, Open Improv is a staple of San Francisco’s weekly entertainment. The Open Improv based on a Whose Line format, except you never know who you’re going to perform with, or what game you’re about to perform. One thing is for sure, you’re not going to find a high energy, always funny, always fresh show like this anywhere else for FREE. Except maybe at Endgames sometimes, we love those guys.
Sylvan Open Mic @ Dirty Trix
On April 20th, 2011, Sylvan opened their first weekly stand-up open mic at the historic location of the old Holy City Zoo comedy club, now currently known as Dirty Trix Saloon. With 7+ minute sets, Sylvan set a new precedent for SF open mics by adding a resident sound engineer to the mix. With an opinionated and often rowdy local audience, the Sylvan Open Mic is a place where local comics grind their material on the proverbial millstone that is the Dirty Trix.
Get Yucked Up!
1st and 3rd Saturdays. 9pm. FREE
408 Clement St
San Francisco, CA
In Oct. 2010, David Gborie and Andrew Holmgren started Get Yucked Up! at the 23 Club in Brisbane CA, then they punched SF in the face with a showing at the historic Purple Onion, before officially joining forces with Sylvan Productions at Dirty Trix Saloon. It’s a free bi-weekly showcase featuring the local comics and special guests. Guaranteed to continue the face breaking tradition, but towards you. And oh yeah, Robin Williams has totally performed on it.
“Oh mii-gawh I’d totally pay $20 for this show WTF!!” -Drunk Lady @ Trix
Thursdays. 6:30. FREE
2330 Telegraph Ave
OJ Patterson’s infamous interview/comedy hybrid show and Sylvan’s bastion in the East Bay. Storking Comedy is a unique and hilarious comedy show where OJ interviews the performers post-jokes. As the historian of the Bay’s unique comedy scene, OJ provides a an uncanny and intoxicating perspective on the comic psyche.
FRESH LIKE CADAVER!
2nd Fridays. 8:00. $10
1034 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA
FRESH LIKE CADAVER! is a monthly horror themed, LIVE movie riffing comedy show in the spirit of Mystery Science Theater 3000 held at The Cinecave “Micro-Theater” located in the basement of Lost Weekend Video in The Mission District of San Francisco every 2nd Friday. Hosted by Andre Parker!