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Comedy Returns to El Rio! (Thursday, September 21)
El Rio
San Francisco, CA
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Lisa Geduldig and El Rio Present...
Comedy Returns to El Rio!

Comedy Returns to El Rio! is a popular monthly comedy show (every 3rd Thursday of the month) co-produced by Kung Pao Kosher Comedy's Lisa Geduldig and El Rio. The show, now in its 9th year, takes place at El Rio in San Francisco's Mission District and showcases an eclectic, multicultural mix of intelligent, progressive comedians from the Bay Area and beyond.

This months show, which takes place on Thursday, September 21, features GUEST MC Maureen Langan, Irene Tu, Arjun Banerjee, Zack Chapaloni, and Francesca Fiorentini.

Maureen Langan is a stand up comic and radio talk show host. Her solo show, Daughter of a Garbageman, is touring the country after a 6-month run at The Marsh in San Francisco and Berkeley. She has performed in the US, Canada, Europe, and South Africa and has performed on Broadway with Rosie ODonnell and has opened for Joy Behar, Steven Wright, Dennis Miller, and Gladys Knight. Her TV appearances include Gotham Live, HBO, Red Eye, and Comics Unleashed. Jerry Stiller says, Maureen is to comedy what James Brown was to soul. Langan is the host of KGO Radio's Hanging with Langan, which can be heard Sunday nights from 7-10pm.

Irene Tu is a Chicago-born, San Francisco-based stand up comedian, writer, and actor. In 2016, she was named one of the Bay Areas 11 Best Stand Up Comedians by the SFist and one of 20 Women to Watch by KQED. She has performed at SF Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Riot LA and her comedy has been featured on Seeso and Viceland. Tu hosts several popular comedy shows in the Bay Area: Man Haters, Hysteria, The Mission Position, and Millennials Ruin Everything (they do). You can follow her @irene_tu.

Arjun Banerjee is a local up and coming stand up comedian who has performed all over California including Cobbs and The Punchline in San Francisco. The child of immigrants with a SF-born ex-stepmother (it's complicated), he uses his unique viewpoint to joke about the topics of the day. Banerjee attends UC Berkeley and recently performed at the Desi Comedy Fest, a Bay Area South Asian comedy festival.

Zack Chapaloni has been a semi-finalist in the TBS National Comedy Competition, the San Diego Comedy Competition, and runner-up in the Central Valley Comedy Competition. He has established himself as a prominent comedian in the Bay Area, performing regularly at San Franciscos Punchline and Cobbs Comedy Club. Chapaloni co-wrote and starred as Todd Olsen in the Metacafe series PausePlay and appeared on Season 2 of MTV's "Greatest Party Story Ever." He has opened for well-known comedians including Greg Behrendt.

Francesca Fiorentini is host and producer of the show "Newsbroke" on AJ+ as has been featured at SF Sketchfest, the Comedy Comedy Festival in LA, and in seedy bars throughout the Bay Area.

Must be over 21 as it's a bar.  
Tickets on sale on a sliding scale basis: $7 to $20.
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Advanced tix sales have ended, but there WILL be tix available at the door as of 7:30pm. Cash only. The next El Rio show will take place on Thurs, Oct 19.


El Rio (View)
3158 Mission St @ Precita
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States

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Comedy > Stand Up

Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Kung Pao Kosher Comedy Presents
On BPT Since: Jul 06, 2007
Lisa Geduldig

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