Comedy Bottle with Kurtis Matthews
San Francisco, CA
See your favorite local headliners before they make it to the big time and stop returning your calls! This showcase features the best stand-up veterans in town on stage at the newly opened Purple Onion at Kells. Like the Phoenix, the Purple Onion and its legendary comedic prowess will forever regenerate and keep the laughs coming. Support local comedians! Show line-ups change every weekend. Tickets $15.
Oct. 4-5: Headliner Kurtis Matthews, Featuring Kyle McFadden
Special Guest Set by Mark Shrayber
In 1984, Kurtis began his comedy career at the Comedy Store in Hollywood, later appearing and touring with Bill Hicks, Sam Kinison, Adam Sandler, Judd Apatow, George Lopez, Jeff Cesario, Jim Carrey, Bob Goldthwaite, Rodney Dangerfield, Janeane Garofalo, Alonzo Bodden and Mark Lundholm, among others. Twelve years of touring as a stand-up, appearing on national television, numerous radio shows and a five-year stint in the software industry provided both the show business and corporate experience not found in any other comedy teacher. In 1999, the San Francisco Comedy College (SFCC) was born. Over the past thirteen years, the SFCC has become the largest stand up school in the country, training over 7,000 people to be funny with classes in stand up, improv, one-person shows and comedy writing. In 2006, HBO came to the SFCC to showcase comedians for its annual US Arts Comedy Festival in Aspen, marking the first time the network, nationally renowned for its comedy programming, scouted for talent at a comedy school. In 2006 and 2008, the Late Show with David Letterman held auditions for upcoming episodes at the SFCC, solidifying their role as the most sought-after comedy training in the country. As well as being a great comedy teacher he can also be seen nationwide as talent in the Comedy Addiction Tour www.comedyaddictiontour.com and in the UK as the star of BBC1s “Find Me the Funny.”
The Purple Onion at Kells
530 Jackson Street
San Francisco Comedy College
Since 1999, the San Francisco Comedy College has assisted speakers, trainers, comedians and other amazing people from all walks of life in reaching their comedic potential and enhancing their interpersonal relationships. 2014 promises to be our biggest year yet as we open and book new comedy rooms, train more sales teams and executives, and continue to perfect our first-rate stand-up comedy and improvisation training programs in the Bay Area. The San Francisco Comedy College is run by students, professional comedians and show producers with the express purpose of creating exceptional funny people and bringing more humor to all corners of the earth. The staff of the Comedy College offers over 100 years of stand-up, improvisation, public speaking and corporate experience. We challenge you to find a comedy school more committed to making you a funnier person. For more information, call (415) 921-2051.