Attractive Camp is a comedy throwdown that's part stand-up, part roast battle, and wholly entertaining. We pit comedians from Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, and Conan against sensational local performers who frequent Cobb's Comedy Club and The Punchline and see whose jabs hit hardest. Hosted by Nicole Calasich, Jesse Hett, and Abhay Nadkarni, Attractive Camp will turn your sleepy Sunday into a jackknife powerbomb of laughs.
Located in the heart of The Mission at Lost Weekend Video, Attractive Camp is proud to take place at one of the last artist-owned culture bastions on Valencia street. We encourage guests to come early, enjoy a heavy pour from our affordable drink selection, peruse records from 1-2-3-4 Go! orchat up the Lost Weekend staff about their thoughtfully assembled film catalog.
AUGUST'S show features (full bios below):
Special HotSeat Guest: Lydia Popovich
RONN VIGH - Ronn Vigh, so-sexy-it’s-difficult-to-not-jump-his-bones-while-he’s-on-stage, brings his unique brand of comedy to clubs, colleges, and airport lavatories all over the world. His brash attitude and acerbic wit have earned him a comparison to a young Joan Rivers by SF Weekly. Well, if she were male, gay, and didn’t shoot Botox by the pound.
He was featured on NBC’s Last Comic Standing II and in 2005 founded and still produces the successful “Harvey’s Funny Tuesday’s” weekly comedy show at Harvey’s in the Castro District of San Francisco. No stranger to the comedy and alternative scene, he recently hosted Palm Springs Pride, headlined the Lake Tahoe Gay & Lesbian WinterFest, 10th Annual Michigan ComedyFest, and the list goes on and on and on--much like when Ronn speaks.
His one man show 98 Pounds of Fury enjoyed a successful run, appeared in the Off-Broadway smash hit 10 Naked Men, recently hosted coverage for the SF GLBT Pride Parade and gained much attention for a controversial off-the-cuff comment about bisexuals.
He’s played Joan Rivers at Comedy Noir’s Jesus Roast, a gay Elvis Presley in a Vegas.com commercial, and a science geek in a Magrack ad displayed in NYC subways. Needless to say he’s versatile (in many ways).
He’s been heard on the radio waves and a frequent contributor to shows such as "Fernando & Greg", Shake Radio on 960 Am The Quake and Live 105’s KGAY Weekend, FREE Fm and more.
His biggest accomplishment to date: working as a flight attendant and never smother any of his passengers with a pillow.
PAT BROWN - My first television stand up appearance was in 1999 on BET’s Comic View and I went on to appear 8 times, the last being in 2013, the Comic View Relaunch. In 2001-2002 I became a cast member and writer for BET’s The Way We Do It, starring Rickey Smiley. In 2004, I was a regional Winner and National Finalist in the Bacardi By Night Comedy Competition, which landed me a glam spread in Vibe Magazine. “I looked really purdey!”
I won the 2007 Las Vegas Comedy Festival “Best Female Comic”.
Later that year, I appeared in NBC’s Comics Unleashed. I starred as wise-cracking as “Aunt Agnes” in the independent film Somebodies, which received critical acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival. Afterwards, I reprised the same role, as a season regular for the TV version of Somebodies, BET’s first scripted sitcom. Other appearances include: Comedy Central’s Jamie Fox Laffapalooza, Three Can Play That Game with Vivaca Fox, Guest Host Hot 97 Atlanta, AXS TV Gotham Live, Bounce TV’s Off The Chain, Bob and Tom Show Radio Show, regular on Sirius The Foxhole and the 2013 WINNER of the She-Devil Comedy Festival.
KARINDA DOBBINS - Karinda Dobbins has appeared on Nickelodeon Network’s “Mom’s Night Out.” She has toured with W. Kamau Bell and opened for Trevor Noah and Greg Proops. She has performed at The National Queer Arts Festival the Bridgetown Comedy Festival and been featured at the Punch Line and Cobb’s as well as comedy clubs around the country.
ABHAY NADKARNI - Abhay moved from South-India to South Central Los Angeles for grad school. "But Why?" would be an obvious reaction. Maybe he had a death wish or maybe he wanted to see if Training Day was legit or maybe USC was the only school willing to give him an education. Dodging bullets en-route to grad school armed him with plenty of stories and stand up was his only catharsis for combating culture shock. His act is an eclectic mix of his experience as an immigrant in the US. He recently performed at the Ventura and SAC Comedy Festivals 2014. He was also featured in the best of the fest showcase at the Burbank Comedy Festival-2014. in 2015 he was selected to be a part of SF Sketchfest Comedy Festival and the San Diego Comedy Festival.
JESSE HETT - Jesse Hett was born in a town called Newton, Kansas. After that, he learned to walk and talk and ride a bike and do a bunch of other stuff. He also moved to a lot of different places, and now lives in Oakland, California. His comedy has been described as “Really great” by a lot of people and “Not really that great” by fewer people. Jesse performs at clubs and colleges and warehouses and furniture stores and bars all over the place.
NICOLE CALASICH - Nicole Calasich is a comedian and generally a winner. Based in San Francisco, she performs regularly at major clubs and intimate rooms, not least of which include the SF Punchline, Cobb’s, Lost Weekend Video, the San Jose Improv and Doc's Lab. Her humor is big words smartcool and her penchant for incisive audience rapport is the dumbest. She's performed all over the country and opened for hilarious talents like Dan Cummins, Iliza Shlesinger, Myq Kaplan, and Adam Newman. The two monthly shows she runs in SF - Attractive Camp and Brave New Jokes - are top drawer events, sure, but are best seen as a long-con to one day meet the vampire who made Pharrell and Gwen Stefani live forever.
LYDIA POPOVICH - Lydia Popovich is a SF-based comedian. Her anecdotal humor and vivid storytelling make her a unique voice in a sea of dick jokes.
She produces and hosts an all female stand-up showcase in the Bay Area called Ladies Love that takes place the second Tuesday of each month at The Layover in Oakland.
She's a paid regular at Rooster T. Feathers, San Jose Improv, Punch Line SF, Punch Line Sacramento and Cobb's Comedy Club.
She placed second in the 2014 She Devil Comedy Competition and has been featured in SF Sketchfest 2013, 2014 and 2015. As well as the Women In Comedy Festival 2013 and Cape Fear Comedy Festival 2014. She recently performed 4 minutes of stand-up on Creepy KOFY Movie Time and taught Derek Waters how to take a Jell-O shot on Comedy Central's Drunk History.
She's opened for certified headliners Maria Bamford, Paul Rodriguez, Wendy Liebman, Rob Delaney, Jimmy Pardo, Aisha Tyler, Michael Kosta, Cameron Esposito, Wil Anderson, Dwayne Perkins, Jasper Redd, John Wing, Brooks Wheelan, Beth Stelling, Brad Williams, Moshe Kasher, Michael Yo, Jackie Kashian, Marga Gomez, Ngaio Bealum and John Roy.
Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters once touched her arm and said, "Hey, you're pretty funny."
The only things that bring her more joy than her cat and comedy are Dolly Parton and brunch.