Mission District Secret Standup Showcase Hosted by Ashton Tate and Joey Avery feat. Francesca Fiorentini, Red Scott, Tim Young, Chris Conaster, Sam DiSalvo, and Torio Van Grol - Private Parlor Show (($10 before & $15 day of show))

Mission District Secret Standup Showcase, hosted by Ashton Tate and Joey Avery

The Mission District Secret Standup Showcase is a showcase of San Francisco's best comedic talent in its most intimate underground venue. Please, only bring your cool friends and help keep this as San Francisco comedy's best kept secret.

Francesca Fiorentini

Francesca Fiorentini is a journalist, comedy writer, and performer. She is a host and producer with AJ+, the online channel of Al Jazeera Media Network. As a stand up comic Francesca has performed around the Bay Area including at the Punchline Showcase, Cobb's Comedy Showcase, and at the Comedy Comedy Festival in Los Angeles. She has worked in alternative media since 2004 as an editor with War Resisters League and with Left Turn Magazine.

Red Scott

Growing up in San Jose, CA, Red Scott never saw things the same way as other kids; he thought he was cool. Born in the early 80s, he established himself as a trend-setter — fat, asthmatic, and socially inept years before Asperger's was a syndrome or obesity an epidemic. On his way to finding the stage, Red had several diversions, ranging from working as a Software Developer to delivering for Pizza Hut in South Central Los Angeles. Red combines obscure and outdated references with the crazed insistence of a mental patient. His act encompasses everything from politics to absurdism to wordplay, all combined with deft crowd work.

When not on stage, Red explores the myriad of ways an individual can be indoors and fully protected from the sun. His podcast discussing Game of Thrones, "Boars, Gore, and Swords" has twice been featured on BoingBoing. He's performed in SF Sketchfest 2011-2013 and is a regular at The San Francisco Punch Line, The San Jose Improv, Rooster T Feathers, as well as the usual dive bars and laundromats.

Chris Conatser

Christopher Conatser has been captivating crowds across half the country, from California to Texas, in comedy clubs and honky tonks and Dairy Queens and even the Henry Miller Library. Imagine a reclusive, middle-aged Winnie the Pooh chain-smoking, quoting Alex Jones, and sharing wistful tales of pre-heroin Piglet.

Sam DiSalvo

Sam DiSalvo grew up in Reno, Nevada. It was there she honed her skills as a comedian and once won a keg of beer for telling jokes about Dilbert. Sam now performs all over the Bay and has been called "brave" and "maybe too honest" by her mother and close friends.

Torio Van Grol

Torio Van Grol was first discovered by a gentleman naturalist in 1676, causing an uproar among the clergy, who claimed that he was placed on Earth by God as a test of faith. After much careful study, Torio has been widely accepted as real, though some controversy lingers. Many people believe that early humans coexisted peacefully with him, even caring for him and riding on his back as a form of transportation.
But Torio is not strong enough to carry people, instead relying on speed, cunning and a bulletproof eBay rating for survival. His primary habitat is the comedy clubs of the Bay Area, California, but he has been spotted as far south as San Diego and as far north as Sonoma, grazing on the region's naturally plentiful burritos. Torio is highly prized for his jokes, which are rumored to have aphrodisiacal properties. He is both fascinating and terrifying to children.

Torio produces comedy shows throughout the bay, including the popular Back Alley Comedy shows that began in Sonoma. He recently performed in the Rooster T. Feathers comedy competition, in which he finished runner-up, and was apart of the Santa Cruz Fringe Festival and Sacramento Comedy Fest in 2014.

$10.00 - $15.00


$10 before and $15 day of show online and at the door.

Private Parlor Shows are open to all friends and fans of The Lost Church and the performers.

Seating is first come, first served. We recommend you buy in advance to ensure being a part of the event (parlor shows often sell out), but you can also try purchasing at the door on the night of the show.

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