W*A*S*H: "BOWIE / BURLESQUE"!
The East Bay 3 (W*A*S*H house band)
1695 Polk St
San Francisco, CA, 94109
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:15 PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
W*A*S*H (We're All Stars Here)
A LIVE night of Comedy and Music showcasing Bay Area talent -- 21st century vaudeville meets experimental variety show, every Thursday night at 7:00.
Alexa Von Kickinface
Alexa Von Kickinface is a rising San Francisco burlesque sensation that spreads her glittery passion all over the Bay. She's a regular feature at both Red Hots Burlesque and Hubba Hubba Revue, as well as the sinfully rich San Francisco festival scene including the Gay Pride Parade and the Folsom Street Fair. Alexa Von Kickinface has also been known to pop up at other fun and fabulous burlesque, drag, and variety events - and she's always looking for new places to knock your socks off! Interested? Email AlexaVonKickinface@gmail.com for the quickest response.
Ronn Vigh, so-sexy-it’s-difficult-to-not-jump-his-bones-while-he’s-on-stage, brings his unique brand of comedy to clubs, colleges, and airport lavatories all over the world. His brash attitude and acerbic wit have earned him a comparison to a young Joan Rivers by SF Weekly.
He was featured on NBC’s Last Comic Standing II and in 2005 started comedy night at Harvey’s and currently produces the successful “Harvey’s Funny Tuesdays” weekly comedy show in the Castro District of San Francisco. No stranger to the comedy club and alternative scene, he has hosted and performed at venues such as the San Francisco Punchline, Palm Springs Pride, 10th Annual Michigan ComedyFest, Rooftop Comedy’s Out Loud Festival, Las Vegas Out Q Festival, Lake Tahoe Gay & Lesbian WinterFest, and the list goes on and on and on—much like when Ronn speaks.
His one man show “98 Pounds of Fury” enjoyed a successful run, he appeared in the Off-Broadway smash hit 10 Naked Men, tours with the show “A Fag, A Hag and A Drag” and has co-hosted live broadcasts such as the San Francisco GLBT Pride Parade for ClearChannel networks in 2008.
He’s played Joan Rivers at Comedy Noir’s Jesus Roast, a gay Elvis Presley in a Vegas.com commercial, and a science geek in a MagRack ad displayed in NYC subways. Needless to say he’s versatile (in many ways).
Ronn loves appearing on radio and television and anywhere he can get paid to talk and give his opinions. He regularly hosts culture and nightlife segments on VidSF.com and has contributed to KOFY-TV, Energy 92.7s Fernando & Greg Show, Shake Radio, Free FM and more. His quirky, quick on his feet personality makes Ronn a one of a kind host who can engage, energize and flirt like no other!
His biggest accomplishment to date: working as a flight attendant and never smothering any of his passengers with a pillow.
The Jean Genies
Freak out in a Moonage Daydream, Oh Yeah ....
I am one of 3 billion people living on a planet called earth. I have no idea what I'm doing and i wander around with my head up my arse most the time. I get the feeling I'm being punished for something. Maybe it's for the starving children in Africa, indirectly. But i mean they would have stronger interpersonal relations than us cause they don't have the struggle for material gain and the yearning to enslave and dominate your fellow man like we do. We have things but those things come at a cost and that cost is loneliness (awww). So if your feeling lonely or depressed, you deserve it.
Hello! I’m a stand up comedian who brings a fresh personality on stage with a burst of energy only comparable to the mintiest mouthwash. Oh you want jokes? I got those too! I’ll share with you my social observations on life with a confidently silly attitude. I’ve brought my witty humor at clubs all over California and have performed with national headliners such as Arj Barker, Rich Vos, Mark Pitta, Jim David, and Moshe Kasher.
I was born in Belgium, raised in Palo Alto California where I was brought up in a Jewish Israeli household with a Latvian mother, an Italian raised dad, and two older brothers giving me plenty to talk about. I recently graduated from UC Santa Cruz and have been doing comedy since my freshman year of high school.
"Brooks is the archetypal 21st century pop maverick, beavering away with limited funds and a modest audience, but with plenty of time on his hands to get things just right. He borrows liberally from the past - think Beatles, Left Banke, Brian Wilson and some of Queen’s pomp and splendour - and completes the mix with modern influences like Rufus Wainwright and Thom Yorke at his most melodic. Needless to say, it hardly seems rocket science fusing the styles of some of the most talented and popular artists of the last 40 years, but that doesn’t quite explain why it sounds so damn good, and that so few other people seem to be doing it with quite the same zeal and, dare I say, panache." --Leicester Bangs
I am a stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and spoken word artist who has performed at Harvard, Florida State University (my alma mater), and The World Series of Comedy in Vegas. I have opened for awesome comics including Craig Ferguson, Brian Posehn, and Nick Di Paolo.
Alex Mandel is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and composer for film, TV and radio.
The latest PIXAR feature film, Brave (2012), features two songs Mandel wrote for the movie: "Into the Open Air", and "Touch the Sky" -- the latter, with lyrics co-written with Director Mark Andrews. They are both sung by Scottish musician Julie Fowlis, and feature guitar work and arrangements by Mandel. "Touch the Sky" has struck a chord with global audiences, with over 4 Million views on YouTube and more than 20 fan cover versions; it's even featured daily at Disneyland's "World of Color". The more contemplative "Into the Open Air" featured in the film during a touching scene between mother and daughter, and in a TV spot celebrating Mother's Day. Brave has been embraced globally, and has grossed over $500 Million worldwide.
As composer and musical director for the NPR/PBS radio and TV show Snap Judgment LIVE, Mandel's accompanied storytellers with a live band at sold-out venues in Oakland, San Francisco, Washington DC, and Austin, Texas. One of the performances, a compelling story by 15-year old Noah St. John, went viral, racking up over 530,000 views in two months.
He also composed the orchestral score for the PIXAR short film "Your Friend the Rat" -- directed by Academy Award Nominee Jim Capobianco (Best Original Screenplay, Ratatouille) -- which won the Annie Award in 2007 for Best Animated Short Film, and is featured on the Pixar Shorts Volume 2 Blu-Ray, available in November 2012.
Mandel provided the score and songs for Tracy, Dan Scanlon's debut feature film (Director, Monsters University). Other film scores include Violet (dir. Mark Andrews), Trifles (dir. Pam Walker), and Mr. Incredible and Pals (dir. Roger Gould) from the Incredibles DVD.
Mandel started writing songs at the age of 7, and performing them in bands when he was 12 years old. Since then, he has released four critically-acclaimed albums of his songs, one with The Echo Falls and three with The Fingers.
Mandel has worked at Pixar for the past decade. As a manager on such films as Up, Toy Story 3, and Cars 2, Mandel is a filmmaker well versed in collaboration.
The East Bay 3 (W*A*S*H house band)
The gents of the East Bay 3 have mastered telepathy, subliminal body language, and reflex training to sharpen their skills as accompanists. Want them to back you on "Billie Jean," done as a bossa-nova? Done. Want to stop on the chorus of a B-side by the Cure to tell your Robert Smith story? Got it. Want to sing "The Greatest Love of All" over a Sex Pistols riff? Roger that. Each week, new musical guests and audience members throw heavy objects at the EB3, and each week, some blood is left on the stage. The Rev. Gil Gilmartin, a former resident of Brazil, wears his thunderbass high; Kevin Seal, from Griddle and Pandora's music team, experiments on a Fender Rhodes; session drummer and studio wizard Adam White is widely known as The Most Followable Drummer In The Western Hemisphere. The EB3's motto? "The singer is always right."
W*A*S*H shows some skin and supplies some Thin White Duke on August 15. It's "BOWIE - BURLESQUE." The brilliant ALEXA VON KICKINFACE leads a coterie of astonishing burlesque dancers, while some of California's finest musical talents leap into the catalog of David Bowie (we're talking Brooks, Elrod, Beers, Mandel, Rasputin & Erickson, all total bad-asses). Adding to the Bowie barrage, early in the night (7pm start!), is San Francisco's marvelous JEAN GENIES. And we'll see comedy sets from RONN VIGH, Under the Golden Gate's ANDREW ROBERTS, and from Los Angeles, ARNIE ELLIS. And from Santa Cruz by way of sheer awesome, NATHAN HABIB. More great musicians joining in the Bowie love: PIEFACE FIORENTINO. CHUCK LINDO. ADAM WHITE. ALEX deCARVILLE. ADAM LORD. KID ANDERSON. LISA LUESCHNER. BOWIE / BURLESQUE! Yatta!!
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