PRESENTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH SF SKETCHFEST
THE ERIC ANDRE SHOW
with co-host Hannibal Buress, Chris Garcia, Stroy Moyd, Main Attrakionz
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
This event is 21 and over
THE ERIC ANDRE SHOW
Following the wildly popular television debut of Adult Swim's The Eric Andre Show, the alternative-variety show takes its DIY brand of late night entertainment and punk-rock comedy live on the road. Just like on TV, each spontaneous performance will include musical guests, real and fake celebrity appearances, and all of the demented antics you have come to expect.
The Eric Andre Show may be the most manic and unorthodox late night talk show ever made. The show's traditional talk show format quickly devolves into chaos as its inept and bipolar host Eric Andre (Don't Trust the B In Apt 23) subverts all late-night conventions.
Taking place on a dingy public-access TV channel within an alternate reality, The Eric Andre Show creates its own distorted pop culture universe by conducting interviews with an unpredictable mix of actual celebrities, "fake" celebrities and extreme real-life weirdos. These interviews are broken up with deranged man-on-the-street segments, surreal flashes of inexplicable studio chaos, talk show desk-pieces and the general deconstruction of late night's most beloved tropes in every quarter hour episode.
The Eric Andre Show, produced by Abso Lutely and Executive Produced by Eric Andre, Daniel Weidenfeld (China, IL), Dave Kneebone (Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!), Andrew Barchilon, and Kitao Sakurai, airs every Sunday at 12:30am (ET/PT) on Adult Swim.
Originally from Boca Raton, Florida, Eric André now lives in Los Angeles by way of New York and performs live almost every night of the week. Andre brings a manic energy to the stage, combining autobiographical experiences, politics, and experimental psychedelic rambling. He has been doing stand up and sketch comedy in New York and Los Angeles since 2004, but began his career in Boston while attending Berklee College of Music.
André was a finalist in NBC's Stand Up for Diversity showcase and has also performed at HBO's Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival. Television appearances include Comedy Central's Live at Gotham and Hatin' on '09 on MTV. Recently, he was featured in the documentary/comedy special The Awkward Comedy Show premiering on Comedy Central, and had a recurring part in Don't Trust the Bitch in Apartment 23.
with co-host Hannibal Buress
Hannibal Buress is a stand up comedian from Chicago. He current resides in New York City and he eats lots of Halal food from street carts. It’s delicious. When he's not writing for Saturday Night Live or opening for Les Savy Fav, he’s appearing on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen, and Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham. He’ll also be appearing in the upcoming documentary The Awkward Kings of Comedy. "Buress tackles his subjects with surgical precision, claiming a patch of turn halfway between droll and sublime." --Arena
Chris Garcia is a comedian and writer based in San Francisco, California. He is an alumnus of the University of California, Berkeley where he studied creative writing, improvisational theater, and disappointing his extremely conservative Cuban parents.
Chris is the recipient of the 2010 Dan Crawford Memorial Scholarship, an annual honor given to the San Francisco Punchline Comedy Club’s comedian of the year. He was recently named one of the Bay Area’s “Top 5 Comedians to Watch” by the San Jose Mercury News, and was awarded a Silver Nail by Rooftop Comedy, an award recognizing 8 of the top up and coming comedians in the country. In September of 2011, Chris was named the “Funniest Man in Berkeley.”
His festival appearances include SF Sketchfest, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival. He has performed with such comics as Marc Maron, Bill Burr, The Kids in the Hall, Maria Bamford, and Robin Williams.
As a writer and producer, Chris has contributed to Life and Style Magazine, Fast Company, Bing, MSN, IGN, Yahoo, Pocho.com, and Rooftop Comedy.
“Garcia’s going places.” --The SF Weekly
Stroy began blazing open mics at the age of 16 and hasn’t looked back since. Stroy is a three-time winner of the Fresh Faces Comedy Competition at the world famous Laugh Factory in Hollywood.
Hailing from North Oakland, California, Squadda B and Mondre of Main Attrakionz have been rapping together for most of their young lives. Early on, a shared love of rap music led them to put school on the back-burner and focus on producing music with a talented crew of local artists. Over the ensuing 7+ years, (and with an added assist from the world wide web and social media) Main Attrakionz have cultivated a unique and passionate sound, combining opaque atmospherics and lived-in reality rhymes, that stands as one of the most interesting and refreshing in the crowded and fractured world of today's rap underground.
Squadda B, who doubles as both producer and rapper, has an instantly identifiable production style that draws from regional rap styles like hyphy and mobb music in the Bay Area, Memphis mixtape obfuscation and the NYC street rap of C-N-N, but also maintains pop accessibility through his use of booming 808s and melodic, floating vocal clips. Simply put: this music sounds like nothing else out right now. Their collaborations with like-minded artists such as Lil B, Clams Casino, and Shady Blaze have only added to post-digital sonics Main Attrakionz have cultivated over the last 2 years.
A relentless stream of solo and collaborative releases in 2011, including I Smoke Because I Don't Care About Death, The Shady Bambino Project, Dope Since '91, and their most definitive statement to-date, 808s and Dark Grapes II, have turned heads not only among those on with an Internet connection and an interest in rap music, but have landed them acclaim from publications such as Pitchfork, The NY Times, Complex Magazine, The Fader, SPIN, and Fact Magazine. As the year winds down, Main Attrakionz have a couple of surprises still up their sleeves before turning their focus towards a debut LP, set for release in 2012.