Brent Weinbach presents his one man show, Appealing to the Mainstream, as an examination of stand up comedy and his relationship to it. It is a fascinating deconstruction of what makes a human being laugh.
He is a shaman of the disenfranchised. A crazed preacher for agnosticism. And he's the closest thing in today's world to Carlin or Kinison. He destroys the audience with a full assault of passionate, poignant pontification.
During my week in San Francisco, there were so many tantalizing events it was hard to decide what to see. The 12th Annual Sf Sketchfest was an ambitious undertaking, featuring 166 shows, lasting three and a half weeks and showcasing some of the best talent performing today.
What I most enjoy about Caitlin Gill is that you get a sense of who she is in her comedy. She is not trying to be anything other than herself. Her content ranges from gross to topical and I am curious to see just how far she will go.
Have you ever been on a date with yourself? I don't just mean walking alone from BART to your apartment, or waiting at the bar playing Words With Friends while your friend finds a parking spot in the Mission.