Get ready for a night of laughs in support of a great cause! Operation Funny, in conjunction with Comedy And Pinball For A Cause, comes to Oakland for a fun, free comedy show featuring some of the best and brightest of the Bay Area comedy scene.
Tips will be collected and donated to Operation Homefront
, an organization which "provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors." www.OperationHomefront.net
Greg "G" Williams
And the comedic musical stylings of Emily Yates (musician and "Eventual Ukelele Superstar")
Comedy starts at 8pm. The show is free, but we welcome tips for the cause, and there is a two drink minimum at the venue.
About Operation Funny:
Operation Funny brings laughter to the masses, with particular attention to the stories of veterans and active duty service members. Our lineups include performers who have entertained the troops overseas, comics from national television and festivals, and many comics who served our nation themselves. Our shows are always unique, always diverse, and always FUNNY. www.operationfunny.com
About Nina G:
Nina G is the world’s only female stuttering stand-up comedian (or at least until she finds another). She is also a disability activist, storyteller, children's book author and educator. She brings her humor to help people confront and understand social justice issues such as disability, diversity, and equity. Her talents have been featured at the San Francisco Punch Line, the Laugh Factory, and in her new book, "Once Upon An Accommodation: A Picture Book for All Ages." www.ninagcomedian.com
About Emily Yates:
Emily Yates is a military veteran (including two combat tours to Baghdad) and musician out of Oakland, CA. In 2012 she released her debut album, "I've Got Your Folk Songs Right Here," now available on iTunes, to rave reviews. She sings funny songs and plays the ukulele and tenor banjo because, as she says, "everyone knows how effective a communication tool banjos can be." She is currently planning her "Eventual World Domination Tour" for the summer of 2013. www.emilyyatesdoeseverything.com
About Jason Mack:
Jason Mack’s fresh, witty writing and charmingly awkward personality have made him a rising star in Northern California’s comedy scene. His adjustment from service as a United States Naval Aircrewman into life as a struggling college student, in "slightly less conservative" San Francisco. He is the founder and producer of Operation Funny, which showcases and helps veterans and active duty military members through comedy. His current baby is the "Real Live Comedians" weekly podcast and monthly stand-up showcase. www.thejasonmack.com