Laugh City Dec 23rd "Best Of The Bay Showcase"

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The Layover

1517 Franklin Street

Oakland, CA 94612

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-Must be 21+ years of age with valid identification. No exceptions.

-$15 at the door. Cash only.

-Show starts at 7:30 PM on the dot. Doors open at 7:00 PM.

-Dresscode: Upscale attire. Dress to impress!

-Early arrival is best. We have limited seating and tables as people often buy our reserved tables.

-Full Bar. Drinks range from $9 specialty cocktails to $5 tall cans of beer.

-Venue does not serve food. Feel free to bring outside food. Pizza next door. Burgers, fries and tacos at "The Hatch" around the corner. Indian & Asian food within a few blocks.

-DJ spinning 90s Hip-Hop and R&B after the show. Bring dancing shoes if you like!

-VERY IMPORTANT: Click "Show Ticket Info" so you know what you're getting. It will avoid confusion and guarantee you a relaxing night!

NOV 25th Lineup:

Headliner: Sammy Obeid (Conan, NBC's America's Got Talent & Last Comic Standing, CBS's Comics Unleashed, Starz, 1,001 Days Of Comedy, UC Berkeley Alumni)

Lyall Behrens (Hulu, Opened for Paul Mooney & Ali Wong, Hollywood Laugh Factory & Comedy Store)

Noah Gain (Regular at Tommy T's & SF Punchline)

Also featuring special guest comedians!

Comedy Club Etiquette

Cell phones, Blackberries: Turn them off or set them to vibrate. Never take a phone call during the show. If it can’t wait, find a place away from the show to take the call.

No Video! Comedy is one of the few art forms where you must work on your craft in front of others. The same away an artist would not want a song that wasn’t finished leaked, a comedian would not want his or her work out without consent.

Bluetooth Headsets: Turn them off. The blinking blue light is obnoxious.

No Flash Photography: It distracts and disorients everyone.

Do Not Heckle the Comedian: Heckling is interrupting the performance to upstage, disparage, or throw off the comedian. It is never acceptable, and the quickest way to ruin the show for everyone. It is also the quickest way to be humiliated in front of everyone.

Do Not Interrupt the Comedian: The common excuse for this is “I’m helping the comedian.” Comedians are professionals, they do not need help. That “help” just derails the show and wastes everyone’s time, same as heckling. Exception: If a comedian directly engages you in conversation, you are a-ok to respond. Some of the best comedy happens this way, and can make for a memorable experience. Be ready to let it go when the bit is over.

No Recording the Show: Same as a band, recording a stand-up routine violates the comic’s copyright on his material. Worse yet, a less-than-stellar performance some jerk puts up on the web can hurt the comic’s career. The infamous Michael Richards video is an extreme (justified in this rare case) example of footage released by a third party that ruins the performer’s career.

PDA – Keep it Tasteful: A comedy club is not the place for messy make-outs.

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