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2016.12.16 - YES, stAND-up! - $10 Advance/$13 Door - Doors at 7pm

Friday, December 16th
Doors at 7pm
Show at 8pm
$10 Advance
$13 Door

Awaken Cafe presents…

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YES, stAND-up! Come see stand-up comedy inspire improv scenes! Featuring some of the Bay Area’s best stand up comics and improvisers!

Proceeds from this event will be donated to Access Women’s Health Justice so you can feel good about where your dollars are going while gettingy your laugh on. It’s a win win. 
It will be a funny, fast-paced, kinda crazy night!

Featured Comics:
In 2016, Irene Tu was named one of the “Bay Area’s 11 Best Stand Up Comedians” by the SFist and one of 20 “Women to Watch” by KQED. She has been featured in numerous comedy festivals including SF Sketchfest, Limestone Comedy Festival, and the All Jane Comedy Festival. Irene hosts several popular shows in the Bay Area: Man Haters, Hysteria, The Mission Position, Laugh Function and Millennials Ruin Everything (they do).

Dominique Gelin is a comedian in San Francisco who offers strong opinions on stupid things, -isms, and assholes. It’s all very fascinating. Before moving to the Bay Area, she was a finalist for the Ultimate Miami Comedian and was a part of the Boca Raton Comedy Festival. Dom has also touched the stage of a really famous comedy club that one time.

Jesse Hett has appeared on the front page of the Wall Street Journal doing comedy while wearing a virtual reality helmet. That sounds made up but it’s true, you can look it up. He has performed in SF Sketchfest and the Savage Henry Comedy Festival; is a regular at Rooster T. Feathers, the San Jose Improv, and the San Francisco and Sacramento Punch Lines.

Courtney Vineys is an improviser, actor, writer, illustrator, and instructor who has performed stand-up comedy across Los Angeles and Orange County, voiced Daemona Prune on Kids’ WB’s Phantom Investigators, and appeared on The O’Keefes with Tanya Raymonde and Judge Reinhold. These days, Courtney performs frequently with Pan Theater’s original improv troupe, “Awkward Face,” writes and performs with sketch troupe “The 19th Street Irregulars,” and teaches improv workshops in Oakland and San Francisco.

Featured Improvisers:

Jay Ridler is a writer, historian, and improv actor who has performed in San Francisco and the East Bay Region since 2013, including at the EXIT THEATER, PAN THEATER, and THE UN-SCRIPTED THEATER COMPANY. He has directed such shows as WRESTLEPALOOZA and BART: THE MUSICAL, performed as part of such troupes as LIQUID MIND and SOMETHING, and is a founding member and director of the sketch comedy group THE 19th STREET IRREGULARS. A former punk rock musician and cemetery groundskeeper, Jay lives in Berkeley.