For Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Comedy Returns to El Rio! will hold a benefit comedy night for W.O.M.A.N., Inc., an anti-domestic violence nonprofit, at El Rio Bar Community Space & Garden, 3158 Mission Street, San Francisco.
On Thursday, October 16 at 8:00 pm, enjoy the sharp humor of Maureen Langan, Betsy Salkind, Yayne Abeba, Eloisa Bravo, Stefani Silverman, Nick Leonard, and MC Lisa Geduldig.
Local comic Lisa Geduldig launched Comedy Returns to El Rio! 5 years ago, on the 20th anniversary of her stand-up career. Happening every 3rd Thursday of the month, her event showcases intelligent humor and she endeavors to book a line-up that is varied in race, culture and gender.
It also helps that Thursday nights at El Rio are now Ping-Pong nights (Lisa’s favorite sport), so for the modest price of $7-$50 (sliding scale) you can laugh your head off, then sweat your butt off at the Ping-Pong table!
The comedians you will enjoy:
Maureen Langan is a New York City-based stand-up comic. She’s a regular at Carolines on Broadway, and performs all over the US, Canada, and the UK. She is the recipient of the prestigious MAC (Manhattan Association of Clubs and Cabarets) Award for Best Female Comic. www.maureenlangan.com
Betsy Salkind -The Boston Globe said, “There are countless ways to make someone laugh, and Betsy Salkind knows most of them. Want sarcastic wit? Political humor? Or maybe just a good animal mime? Salkind can pull all that off and more.” www.BetsySalkind.com
Yayne Abeba, a native San Franciscan, recently starred in her own one-hour TV special “Africa Laughs with Yayne Abeba” on the Africa Channel. Her style is fresh, innovative, cutting edge and just damn funny.
Eloisa Bravo has performed at the San Francisco Punchline, the Purple Onion, Rooster T. Feathers, as well as the Palm Beach, Miami, and Hollywood Improvs. She holds nothing back and derives her material from real life, exploding with energy on stage.
Stefani Silverman is a former attorney, who uses her hard earned critical thinking skills to talk about such complex topics as food, sex and things she sees on MUNI. Mostly observational, increasingly self-revelatory, Stefani’s comedy will get you laughing and keep you thinking.
Nick Leonard performs his dry and sly humor at clubs around California and all over the world including Marsh Theater, NYU, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The San Francisco Fringe Festival, and the Vancouver International Comedy Festival.
Lisa Geduldig is the creator, producer, and MC of Kung Pao Kosher Comedy™; Funny Girlz: A Smorgasbord of Women Comedians; The Color of Funny: A Multi-Cultural Comedy Show; and A Muslim, A Mormon, and A Jew Walk into A Bar: The Comedy of Religion. www.koshercomedy.com
This show promises to sell out, so get your tickets now: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/882568 Or 800-838-3006
For more info on the event: www.facebook.com/events/721718247909135