Nightlife on Mars presents our “Put The Glasses On” Special!

Our guests for our 8/21 show includes:

Donald Lacy - Donald Lacy as a comedian has been seen on BET’s “Comic View and HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam”.   He has 2 comedy CD’s “Uncensored”, & “Free Speech Costs Plenty”.  Mr. Lacy spent his Thanksgiving holiday in 2001 entertaining the troops abroad on a Far East tour that included; Japan, Okinawa, Korea, Singapore, & Diego Garcia. He returned on the same tour in 2004.  As a headliner, he has appeared in clubs from Chicago, to Kaiserslautern Germany.  In 2007 his one-man show, “Color Struck” was a runaway hit at the National Black Theater Festival in Winston- Salem North Carolina.  “Color Struck”, by invitation from Congresswoman Barbara Lee, was also performed at the 2007 Congressional Black Caucus in September.  In 2008 “Color Struck” returned to the Congressional Black Caucus for a encore performance. 

Melanie Bega - Melanie Bega is the producer of “Branded Funny” Comedy, a production based out of San Jose, CA. A San Jose native and recent finalist at the Rooster T Feathers Comedy Competition, Melanie performs all around the Bay Area including the San Francisco Punch Line, the San Jose Improv, the Hollywood Improv and as a regular at Cobb’s Comedy Club.

Irish Dave - His shows draw on has wide travels, cultural observations, attempts at language study, international drinking sessions and the novelty of being an Irishman actually born in Ireland and living in the US. He has performed at all Northern California’s leading Comedy Clubs including Cobbs and the Punchline even though he is well aware most people don’t understand his accent. Dave is also the founder of  Comedy for a Spinal Cause, a quarterly event bringing together top comedians & local communities, raising funds and awareness to assist incredible individuals on their road to spinal cord injury recovery.

Jacob Rubin - Jacob Rubin is an Oakland-based comedian, writer, and otherwise performer in whatever he’s asked to do. He has performed at clubs all over California, including the Purple Onion, the SF Punchline, and the Comedy Store in Hollywood, but he has been seen hitting his head on door frames in venues all across the country. His comedy style is mostly composed of made-up true stories and copious heaps of irony. He co-hosts two podcasts, the Roof Pizza Chronicles: A Breaking Bad Podcast, and the Escapist Comics Podcast, and produces a weekly stand-up comedy show at Kip’s Bar in Berkeley. As of this writing, he has use of both of his legs, but you never know.

Joey Avery - Joey Avery began his stand-up comedy career in Cape Town, South Africa, and firmly took root in San Diego, California. His casually thought provoking and exceptionally inappropriate act has earned him the distinction of a “rising star” in the San Francisco comedy scene. 

Plus Emily Van Dyke, Shannon Murphy and more!

 

Draft beers are $1 off during our shows, and Murphy’s has an awesome selection!

Show takes place in a private room in the lower level of Murphy’s Pub, 217 Kearny St (b/t Sutter and Bush).

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Nightlife on Mars presents our “More Women Comics Than Usual” Special!
Our guests for our 8/14 show includes:
Mary Van Note - Mary Van Note is a comedian of the weird variety. She is the creator and star of the award-winning Independent Film Channel web series The Mary Van Note Show: Gavin Really Wants Me. She is a SF Weekly Masterminds grant recipient, a seven-time SF Sketchfest performer, and an Andy Kaufman Award Semi-Finalist. The San Francisco Bay Guardian called her a “Zine-Queen Comedian” as she regularly makes zines, crafts and mini-comics. Her specialties are stick-figures and cross-stitch.
Kelly Anneken - Kelly Anneken is what happens when Kim Kardashian looks like Bette Midler and tweets like Roseanne. This Oakland-based funny person and all-around swell gal performs standup comedy at clubs and dive bars, including the SF Punchline, Cobb’s, Crackers, and Go Bananas. Kelly has appeared at Iowa’s Green Gravel Comedy Festival and Boston’s Women in Comedy Festival. She has shared a stage with Jim Gaffigan and Anthony Jeselnik at Austin’s Moontower Comedy Festival and has appeared “in conversation” with Tig Notaro, Amy Schumer, and John Waters. Kelly is well-known as the co-host of the internationally popular Downton Abbey podcast “Up Yours, Downstairs” and official third chair of Game of Thrones recap “Boars, Gore & Swords.”  She is also artistic director for feminist sketch troupe Femikaze.
Cheryl White - Cheryl White hails from the wilds of Humboldt County: amid the marijuana-growers and rifle-armed mountain men, Cheryl upheld the virtues of civilization by teaching English to high school students. She is a mother, a widow, an ex-wife, a friend and a lover of all things expensive and sardonic. Her perspective is eclectic: once a teacher, a bartender, a phone psychic, and a yachtie, Cheryl is a bountiful blonde with can’t miss jokes. Since coming to the Bay Area, comedy venues have been left stunned—or mildly pleased—by her insightful, sharp humor. Jokes range from sassy commentary on the unlikely reality of dating to whimsical observations of her own and others’ foibles. She is excited to be performing currently on the west coast in San Francisco and Los Angeles! 
Kristee Ono - Kristee is a guilty pleasure. You really do not want your friends to know how much you actually enjoy her. Relatively entertaining, she has been in the San Francisco comedy scene for six years, carving a nice little cave for herself. She hosted the Ladies’ Room Comedy Open Mic, the city’s only all-female comedy open mic. She has performed at the Punchline, Cobbs, the Purple Onion and anywhere else she can.
Matt Gubser - With his mellow personality and razor sharp wit, Matt’s comedy relentlessly challenges a spectrum of social conventions including politics, organized religion, issues of all shapes and sizes, and recounts the absurdities of his experiences parenting, dating and aging. Also dick jokes. Matt has performed at clubs and comedy festivals across the western US, including SF Sketchfest, the Sacramento Comedy Festival, S.H.I.T.S. and Giggles Comedy Festival, & Santa Cruz Fringe Fest.  He is part of the Ha Ha Heathens Comedy Tour and co-produces “It’s Just Two Minutes,” a monthly comedy show in San Francisco.
Kevin Whittinghill - Though he’s still new to the comedy scene, KG has shared his dark and playful wit with audiences throughout the country. Just this year you may have seen him performing at LA’s Scripted Comedy Festival and the Laughing Devil Comedy Festival in NYC. He likes bananas.
And more!
 
Draft beers are $1 off during our shows, and Murphy’s has an awesome selection! Show takes place in a private room in the lower level of Murphy’s Pub, 217 Kearny St (b/t Sutter and Bush).

 

Nightlife on Mars presents our “More Women Comics Than Usual” Special!

Our guests for our 8/14 show includes:

Mary Van Note - Mary Van Note is a comedian of the weird variety. She is the creator and star of the award-winning Independent Film Channel web series The Mary Van Note Show: Gavin Really Wants Me. She is a SF Weekly Masterminds grant recipient, a seven-time SF Sketchfest performer, and an Andy Kaufman Award Semi-Finalist. The San Francisco Bay Guardian called her a “Zine-Queen Comedian” as she regularly makes zines, crafts and mini-comics. Her specialties are stick-figures and cross-stitch.

Kelly Anneken - Kelly Anneken is what happens when Kim Kardashian looks like Bette Midler and tweets like Roseanne. This Oakland-based funny person and all-around swell gal performs standup comedy at clubs and dive bars, including the SF Punchline, Cobb’s, Crackers, and Go Bananas. Kelly has appeared at Iowa’s Green Gravel Comedy Festival and Boston’s Women in Comedy Festival. She has shared a stage with Jim Gaffigan and Anthony Jeselnik at Austin’s Moontower Comedy Festival and has appeared “in conversation” with Tig Notaro, Amy Schumer, and John Waters. Kelly is well-known as the co-host of the internationally popular Downton Abbey podcast “Up Yours, Downstairs” and official third chair of Game of Thrones recap “Boars, Gore & Swords.”  She is also artistic director for feminist sketch troupe Femikaze.

Cheryl White - Cheryl White hails from the wilds of Humboldt County: amid the marijuana-growers and rifle-armed mountain men, Cheryl upheld the virtues of civilization by teaching English to high school students. She is a mother, a widow, an ex-wife, a friend and a lover of all things expensive and sardonic. Her perspective is eclectic: once a teacher, a bartender, a phone psychic, and a yachtie, Cheryl is a bountiful blonde with can’t miss jokes. Since coming to the Bay Area, comedy venues have been left stunned—or mildly pleased—by her insightful, sharp humor. Jokes range from sassy commentary on the unlikely reality of dating to whimsical observations of her own and others’ foibles. She is excited to be performing currently on the west coast in San Francisco and Los Angeles! 

Kristee Ono - Kristee is a guilty pleasure. You really do not want your friends to know how much you actually enjoy her. Relatively entertaining, she has been in the San Francisco comedy scene for six years, carving a nice little cave for herself. She hosted the Ladies’ Room Comedy Open Mic, the city’s only all-female comedy open mic. She has performed at the Punchline, Cobbs, the Purple Onion and anywhere else she can.

Matt Gubser - With his mellow personality and razor sharp wit, Matt’s comedy relentlessly challenges a spectrum of social conventions including politics, organized religion, issues of all shapes and sizes, and recounts the absurdities of his experiences parenting, dating and aging. Also dick jokes. Matt has performed at clubs and comedy festivals across the western US, including SF Sketchfest, the Sacramento Comedy Festival, S.H.I.T.S. and Giggles Comedy Festival, & Santa Cruz Fringe Fest.  He is part of the Ha Ha Heathens Comedy Tour and co-produces “It’s Just Two Minutes,” a monthly comedy show in San Francisco.

Kevin Whittinghill - Though he’s still new to the comedy scene, KG has shared his dark and playful wit with audiences throughout the country. Just this year you may have seen him performing at LA’s Scripted Comedy Festival and the Laughing Devil Comedy Festival in NYC. He likes bananas.

And more!

 

Draft beers are $1 off during our shows, and Murphy’s has an awesome selection!

Show takes place in a private room in the lower level of Murphy’s Pub, 217 Kearny St (b/t Sutter and Bush).

 

Our guests for our 8/7 show includes:

Matt Morales - Matt Morales has been a staple of the Bay Area Stand-Up Comedy Scene since 2002.  He is a regular performer at the San Francisco Punch Line, Cobb’s Comedy Club and has appeared at SF Sketchfest, Portland’s Bridgetown Comedy Festival and Scotland’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe.  He was recently featured on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS.

Tim Logan - Tim Logan has been having the time of his life, making people laugh for almost a decade and gaining a reputation as an uncompromising maker of mischief. Tasmania’s 2005 JJJ Raw Comedy National Finalist, Tim Logan represented the state in front of 1500 people at the Melbourne Town Hall and has since recovered almost completely from that experience. Known for his wry point of view, spontaneity and fearless audience interaction, Tim Logan performed to thousands as part of the 2005 and 2006 Falls Festivals, and went on to appear in the 2006 and 2007 Hobart Comedy Festivals. Since then he has performed in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Byron Bay and produces Hobart’s premium monthly showcase, The Clubhouse and Danger Academy, Hobart’s improvisational comedy show. He recently performed at San Francisco’s Punchline comedy club and has been invited, from a field of over 1000 performers, to compete in the 38th annual San Francisco Comedy Competition.

Joe Nguyen - Subtle but sharp, laid-back yet engaging, Joe Nguyen is the smart slacker beloved by audiences for his easygoing delivery and well-written jokes. Raised in the state of Georgia by immigrants of Vietnamese and Jewish descent, Joe was destined to become a stand-up comedian. His unique perspective and likeable stage presence have made him a favorite at clubs, colleges, niche shows and private events throughout the country.  Joe is a regular at the Punch Line in San Francisco and Sacramento, Cobb’s Comedy Club in SF and Rooster T. Feathers in Sunnyvale. He won the 2009 Russian River Comedy Competition and has been featured on KOFY TV in the Bay Area. Joe tours nationally with the Mahatma Moses Comedy Tour and was featured in the Kung Pao Kosher Comedy show.

Chris Barylick - Standing at 6’3” and 160 AMAZING, squirrel-fighting pounds, Chris Barylick is a stand up comic, the founder of the Geek Comedy Tour (“Comedy that KNOWS Han shot first”), creator of the “Through The Wash” web site (wherein gadgets are reviewed as to how well they survive the washer and dryer cycles), noted bar quiz host, avid gamer and former pet rat owner. A frigging nerd at heart, Chris combines an energetic mix of pop culture, everyday humor, the absurd and tech/nerd triviata to make fun of the things closest to him. He has performed at venues throughout D.C., Maryland, California, New York, Virginia, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, North Carolina, on Sirius satellite radio and has hosted for comedians such as Joe Recca, Kevin Lee, Adam Dodd, Erin Jackson and Brent Weinbach.

Marcelo Maldonado - Marcelo developed a lot of his comedy skill in Portland, though he’s from here originally. As soon as he returned, he brought his unique view of the world to San Francisco comedy shows and was loved for it.

Plus Heather Martin and more!

Draft beers are $1 off during our shows, and Murphy’s has an awesome selection!

Show takes place in a private room in the lower level of Murphy’s Pub, 217 Kearny St (b/t Sutter and Bush).

 

Fan slapping.

Our guests for our 7/31 show includes:

Jules Posner - Jules is a stand up comedian and San Francisco native. He has been described as a comedian who, “puts the ‘b’ in subtle”. Jules started performing stand up in the San Francisco Bay Area in January of 2009 and has established himself as a fixture in the comedy community. Jules has been featured on Jokes.com’s No Drink Minimum. Additionally, he has been featured on Rooftopcomedy.com’s Road Trip on Hulu. Although Jules is based in San Francisco, he performs all over the country. He has headlined shows from New York to Los Angeles and is a favorite at the SF Punchline as well as Cobb’s Comedy Club. Jules has also performed in multiple festivals such as  SF Sketchfest 2011-2013, the SF Comedy and Burrito Festival, and the S.H.I.T.’s and Giggles Festival in Humboldt. He has also performed with some of the best comedians in the industry such as Maria Bamford,  Arj Barker, Chelsea Peretti, Kyle Kinane, Bobcat Goldthwait, and Mike Birbiglia just to name a few.

Kevin O’Shea - Established in 1984 following the mergers of Steven and Cathy O’Shea, Kevin O’Shea has been one of San Francisco’s leading manufacturers of mirth, laughter, hilarity and all around good times! Kevin has been commonly described as clever, absurd, awkward but in a funny way and too smart for his own good. He has been seen on the Independent Film Chanel and ComedyCentral.com. He is a favorite of comedy festivals such as: The SF Sketch Fest and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival. Go see him now as his 4th quarter productivity has never been higher!

George Chen - 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 Times and Giggles Comedy Festival (Humboldt County), The Business (SF), Writers With Drinks (MakeOutRoom, SF), Marin Headlands Center for the Arts, Tomorrow! with Ron Lynch (LA), The Moth StorySlam (SF), Sure Thing (Austin, TX), and SFMoMA.

Nathan Habib - A recent college graduate, Nathan brings a fresh personality on stage with a burst of energy only comparable to the mintiest mouthwash. Oh you want jokes? He’s got those too! Nathan has shared his social observations with a confidently silly attitude at clubs all over California.  His clean, yet edgy humor allows audiences from all demographics to sit back, relax, and piss their pants, from laughter of course.  Any other reason would be weird.  

Plus Erik Krasner, Tyler Hinz and more!

Draft beers are $1 off during our shows, and Murphy’s has an awesome selection!

Show takes place in a private room in the lower level of Murphy’s Pub, 217 Kearny St (b/t Sutter and Bush).

 

Our guests for our 7/24 show includes:
Tom Smith - Tom Smith is a twelve-year veteran of the stage and has performed stand-up comedy in diverse venues across North America and Ireland.  Sharing the stage with such diverse acts as Jackie Kashian, Dean Edwards, Johnny Steele, Joe Klocek and Will Durst.  His comedy is intelligent, challenging and accessible at the same time. Tom is also a published writer and essayist, actor and producer / director of several local stage productions
Jason Armenio – Jason is everyone’s favorite Black, Filipino, and Italian comedian (sadly, there really wasn’t much of a choice). It should come as no surprise then that his childhood dream was to open the west coast’s first unionized barber shop/lumpia market. This Soultino funny guy enjoys sharing laughs with audiences, basketball, and soft core porn with unexpected plot twists. A father of two, Jason’s family life serves as ammunition for many of his live sets.
Drew Harmon - Drew Harmon is a comedian, writer and one-time Bay Area Traffic and Weather TV reporter. Drew has been performing standup for more than six years to varying degrees of success and humility and is the creator and writer of the San Francisco Burger Blog, which was named one of the top ten Burger sites on the web, although they also said it was “very weird.” He has also been seen and heard on other television and radio airwaves around the country but will soon be coming to your town to help you party down.
Les Milton - Les Milton has appeared in SF Sketchfest with White Noise Radio Theater. Now on his own, he performs his audio enhanced solo sketches and writes tragi-comic sci-fi novels for the whole family.
Adrian McNair - Adrian is an East-Bay-based comedian who made a big enough impression during his freshman year of comedy to have become a staple of the scene. He has performed at the San Jose Improv, Tommy T’s and is a favorite at independent showcases.
Loren Kraut - Loren co-wrote two one-woman shows, and stage-managed many Off- and Off-off Broadway plays.  She wrote, directed and produced her play Time, You Thief at The Gill Theatre in SF.  She performed excerpts from her own solo show, Further Out Than You Thought, at The Marsh in SF in 2011 & 2013. Loren was a finalist in the Battle of the Bay Comedy Competition 2007 and 2009.  She won “Funniest Person in Downtown Berkeley” at Marga’s Funny Mondays at the Berkeley Marsh in 2011.  SF Sketchfest 2013.  She produced & co-hosted “Life with Laughter” a monthly variety showcase.
And more!
Draft beers are $1 off during our shows, and Murphy’s has an awesome selection! Show takes place in a private room in the lower level of Murphy’s Pub, 217 Kearny St (b/t Sutter and Bush).

 

Our guests for our 7/24 show includes:

Tom Smith - Tom Smith is a twelve-year veteran of the stage and has performed stand-up comedy in diverse venues across North America and Ireland.  Sharing the stage with such diverse acts as Jackie Kashian, Dean Edwards, Johnny Steele, Joe Klocek and Will Durst.  His comedy is intelligent, challenging and accessible at the same time. Tom is also a published writer and essayist, actor and producer / director of several local stage productions

Jason Armenio – Jason is everyone’s favorite Black, Filipino, and Italian comedian (sadly, there really wasn’t much of a choice). It should come as no surprise then that his childhood dream was to open the west coast’s first unionized barber shop/lumpia market. This Soultino funny guy enjoys sharing laughs with audiences, basketball, and soft core porn with unexpected plot twists. A father of two, Jason’s family life serves as ammunition for many of his live sets.

Drew Harmon - Drew Harmon is a comedian, writer and one-time Bay Area Traffic and Weather TV reporter. Drew has been performing standup for more than six years to varying degrees of success and humility and is the creator and writer of the San Francisco Burger Blog, which was named one of the top ten Burger sites on the web, although they also said it was “very weird.” He has also been seen and heard on other television and radio airwaves around the country but will soon be coming to your town to help you party down.

Les Milton - Les Milton has appeared in SF Sketchfest with White Noise Radio Theater. Now on his own, he performs his audio enhanced solo sketches and writes tragi-comic sci-fi novels for the whole family.

Adrian McNair - Adrian is an East-Bay-based comedian who made a big enough impression during his freshman year of comedy to have become a staple of the scene. He has performed at the San Jose Improv, Tommy T’s and is a favorite at independent showcases.

Loren Kraut - Loren co-wrote two one-woman shows, and stage-managed many Off- and Off-off Broadway plays.  She wrote, directed and produced her play Time, You Thief at The Gill Theatre in SF.  She performed excerpts from her own solo show, Further Out Than You Thought, at The Marsh in SF in 2011 & 2013. Loren was a finalist in the Battle of the Bay Comedy Competition 2007 and 2009.  She won “Funniest Person in Downtown Berkeley” at Marga’s Funny Mondays at the Berkeley Marsh in 2011.  SF Sketchfest 2013.  She produced & co-hosted “Life with Laughter” a monthly variety showcase.

And more!

Draft beers are $1 off during our shows, and Murphy’s has an awesome selection!

Show takes place in a private room in the lower level of Murphy’s Pub, 217 Kearny St (b/t Sutter and Bush).

 

Click here for the Season 1 Finale episode of Judging Silicon Valley!

Click here for the Season 1 Finale episode of Judging Silicon Valley!

Nightlife on Mars “Farewell to Ken Townsend Special” - 7/17!

That’s right folks, Thursday 7/17 will be Ken Townsend’s last show with Nightlife on Mars before he packs up to move back East!  To see him off Viking Funeral style, we’ve packed the line-up with a Murderer’s Row of professional contract killers in the San Francisco comedy scene:

Ken Townsend - Ken Townsend began performing comedy in 2003.  Known for making trouble and getting laughs wherever he goes, Ken Townsend is the illegitimate child of Molly Hatchet and the Ramones, baptized in corn liquor, lit on fire and raised on a steady diet of pro wrestling and comic books. Ken is a favorite at rehabs, halfway houses, convenience store security cameras, and more forgiving comedy establishments worldwide.

Plus:

Daymon Ferguson!

Erikka Innes!

Ali Mafi!

Deb Campo!

Ryan Cronin!

Bert Divietri!

Jeff Reitman!

Natasha Muse!

Joe Nguyen!

And Scotty Fell!

Draft beers are $1 off during our shows, and Murphy’s has an awesome selection!

Show takes place in a private room in the lower level of Murphy’s Pub, 217 Kearny St (b/t Sutter and Bush).

 

"Cooking with your Senses"