$18 – $25

Edna in a Bottle: Tastes Funny

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PianoFight

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144 Taylor St

San Francisco, CA 94102

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“Edna in a Bottle - tastes funny,” is San Francisco’s darkest sketch comedy show, running for over a year and poised to bring its antics to the stage of its new home - the landmark indie venue, PianoFight. Starring a rotating cast of local funny people and one guest stand-up comic, this show weaves a fresh theme through sketch scenes, story-telling, comedy, and short films. If Portlandia, SCTV and a late night phone sex infomercial had a threesome, the baby would be Edna in a Bottle. Popular guest comics who have made their way into Edna in a Bottle include Paco Romane (3X winner, Best SF Comedian), Natasha Muse, Dhaya Lakshminarayanan and Michael Sommers (Sense8 & Sorry to Bother You).

Knowing the city as we do, warts and all, from the seedy to the posh hangouts, the homeless to the millionaires, the tourists and the natives, the queens and the faux-queens, the jaded to the tweet-hungry, the moms and the Peter Pans, no one is spared from roasting. Front row seats get extra attention! “Ya never know what’s gonna come out of this bottle!”

Starting in November, Edna in a Bottle takes place every third Thursday at 10 PM.

Dates include: November 21st, 2019, December 19th, 2019 and January 16th, 2019 at 10 PM sharp.

WARNING: MATURE CONTENT

SEPTEMBER CAST BIOS:

Edna Mira Raia (Writer/Performer) produces writes and performs socially aware material since her arrival to SF in 2005. She studied at USF’s Performing Arts & Social Justice program and trained in mime & clown as the first class at the late Flying Actor Studio. Her sketch comedy efforts began in 2013, with troupes like Hot Giggles and The Rub, which was featured in SF Sketchfest in 2017.

Her company, Potatoes Mashed Comedy, began in 2015 to connect strangers through thought-provoking laughter, with her saucy debut of ‘Spaghetti Monologues.’ She received Best of Fringe at SF Fringe Festival in 2018 for her solo show, 'Altars for my Alters' and toured the show at Orlando’s Fringe Festival in 2019 with audience accolades. She is a regular producer and performer of 'Palace of Trash,' a feminist, issue-conscious drag show every third Sunday at the oldest SF gay bar and stage, The Stud. Her current series, ‘Edna in a Bottle’ typically features 3 new comics who co-write the darkest freshest material every month for your viewing pleasure. Find Edna at: www.PotatoesMashed.com

September Features: Peter Alexander, Emily Haydock, Russell Zych and standup comedian, Pam Benjamin!

Peter Alexander is a graduate of UC Berkeley and LAMDA. During his hiatus from performance in Seattle, Washington, he picked up a new affinity for playing cribbage but is tickled by this opportunity to come roaring back to comedic performance. He was a featured performer and co-writer in the first ever Edna in a Bottle thirteen months ago and is delighted to contribute to the show a second time

Emily Haydock is an Oakland-based psychotherapist and performance artist. She loves words and movement and enjoys finding new ways to playfully combine these forms of expression. To that end, she regularly performs spoken word burlesque acts as Punelope Crude, her alter ego's alter ego.

Russell Zych is a writer and performer living in Berkeley, California. He studied Rhetoric and Film at UC Berkeley, where he wrote and performed with Jericho! Improv & sketch Comedy. He was born and raised in the Bay Area and hasn't found a reason to leave yet.

Pam Benjamin has been the director of Mutiny Radio since 2013. She has two published books and over 50 internationally published poems. Her favorite to tell are about cats and feminism. Listen to one of her 5 weekly podcasts on Mutiny Radio at www.mutinyradio.fm Pamtastic Comedy Clubhouse, Joke Workshop, Happy Hour Open Mic, Alta Cast, and Some Call Me Tim?




PianoFight’s not just a theater, it’s also a restaurant and bar!

★★★★½ on Yelp
★★★★½ on Google
★★★★★ on Facebook

“Reasonably priced New American bites and cocktails in an unpretentious setting” - Zagat

“The best party spot in the neighborhood” - The Bay Bridged

“A hot SF scene” - SF Chronicle

If you plan on dining, we recommend you arrive 1.5 hours early so you have plenty of time to eat before the show. Restaurant seating is first come first serve. Drinks are always allowed in the theaters.

PARKING
Street parking is free after 6pm. We’re located 2 blocks from Powell BART, numerous muni lines and there are 3 parking lots within 1 block.

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