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Bonanza: That’s Funny

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McEvoy Foundation for the Arts

1150 25th Street

Building B

San Francisco, CA 94107

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Now in its fourth edition, That’s Funny invites artists and comedians to perform short sets of comedic material on a set designed by Bonanza as a celebration of comedy’s potential for posturing and resilience. With humor and satire informing much of the collective’s multi-disciplinary practice, That’s Funny began as an alternative to a traditional opening event for Bonanza’s dyke, ginger, Mexican show at Interface Gallery, Oakland in 2017. The collective has staged iterations of That’s Funny at the Walter McBean Gallery at the San Francisco Art Institute and Gallery 16 in San Francisco.

That’s Funny is one of three events that examine the concept of performance as edition, curated by visual artist Jonn Herschend for the McEvoy Foundation for the Arts' summer exhibition What is an edition, anyway?. Encompassing literary, musical, and comedic practice, the events acknowledge performance’s implicit conundrum between poles of repetitive and unique actions. Original, limited-edition posters, designed by Herschend and THE THING Quarterly co-founder Will Rogan, are released at each event.



Bonanza is the collaborative practice of Conrad Guevara, Lindsay Tully, and Lana Williams. Bonanza’s diverse projects include installation, film, and fashion. The artists regularly employ abstraction, performance, and humor, often using their projects as a platform for others. Bonanza’s work has been exhibited at Gallery 16, n/a, Interface, Southern Exposure, and The di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art. Their work has been written about by VICE, SFAQ, Art Practical, KQED, and the East Bay Express. The artists have produced several films, including their first film, The Initiation, which is a horror film that satirizes the rise of big tech in San Francisco, and The Drought, which investigates the effects (real and imagined) of the water crisis. They were the 2018 Artists in Residence at the San Francisco Recology Center and are currently working on a gig e-comedy short film.



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MFA is located at 1150 25th Street, Building B in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood. Enter the gated parking lot on 25th at the corner of Minnesota Street and continue to the Building B entrance at the end of the lot. We are nestled between two neighbor galleries — Adrian Rosenfeld and Altman Siegel.

MFA is a short walk from the T/Third Street Muni light rail line, the #48 and #22 Muni bus lines, and the 22nd Street CalTrain Station. Limited parking is available on the street and adjoining lot, and a paid lot is available at 901 Illinois Street. A bike rack is also available in the 1150 25th Street lot. For more information, visit mcevoyarts.org/visit.



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The Box Office opens 60 minutes prior to the event’s published start time for Will Call and walk-up sales. Doors open for seating 30 minutes prior to start time. The box office remains open for 15 minutes after the event has started.

All seats are general admission and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Ticket holders should arrive 10 minutes prior to showtime to be guaranteed a seat.

In the case of sold-out events, a standby line will form for those without advance tickets. Standby tickets will be released on a first-come basis depending on how many seats are available after ticket holders are admitted.

All programs are subject to change without notice. Refunds and exchanges will be issued in the rare case of program cancellations.

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