Matthew Groom is a 32-year-old comedian and divorced dad who recently moved from the suburbs to the city of San Francisco. He has a spiritual relationship with the Universe and an insatiable thirst for adventure, knowledge, and living life in the present moment. When he isn’t looking for a couch to sleep on, food to eat, or a woman with the right amount of insecurities to date him he enjoys writing comedy about his life and the absurdity of all other human beings that are clueless about their existence and purpose in this world. Cats.
Michael Anderson is a comedian, improviser and screaming man-child. His material ranges from the deeply personal, telling stories about the difficulties of growing up a fat kid and the sometimes frustrating parts of getting married, to observations about going to the gym, old telephones, and even why we haven’t found Bigfoot (yet). No matter where Michael takes the audience, his high-energy performance is always relatable and engaging, connecting with emotions just beneath the surface of everyday experience. Michael began his comedy journey in San Francisco, where he now regularly headlines at the historic Purple Onion. He is also is the manager and a founding member of the Cellar Dwellers, a twice-weekly comedy showcase that has been running for over two years in the Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @micanderso.
Dan Linley is a "Homo Sapien", but he's also so much more. He's a guy who wears a watch and is extremely good at gauging what time it is--within two minutes or so. He's an abysmal swimmer, but he's made his peace with it and so should you. He likes people who say please and thank you. Also, burritos. Mayonnaise can go straight to hell. He's a fan of Doctors Without Borders, but on the fence about Doctors Without Pants (see: childhood). If the world were a triangle, globes would make better murder weapons.
Matt Casey is a stand-up comedian in San Francisco. Matt was raised in New England and is now a programmer in Silicon Valley. It’s not as glamorous as it sounds. His sharp wit and clever observations have kept audiences laughing all over the Bay Area. He regularly performs at The Purple Onion in San Francisco and can also be seen at Rooster T Feathers and the San Jose Improv. Matt was a finalist in the 2011 Battle of the Bay Comedy Competition in San Jose. He doesn’t like writing about himself, though that’s just what someone who likes writing about himself would say…
Some people are just a kid at heart. Scott Cohen is not one of those people. He is an adult, and he always has been. Even his inner child is a 53 year old accountant. Now that Scott’s outward appearance is finally catching-up with his personality and disposition, the magic is starting to happen.
Excluding a 1968 episode of Romper Room and a 1987 airing of The Price is Right, Scott’s only television appearances occurred back at the turn of the century (the most recent one). Three times he performed stand-up on Pacifica’s Channel H. Someday he hopes to perform on a television station whose symbol is numeric.
Kramm didn't quit his day job—his day job quit him. Now this new dad is chasing his comedy dreams. He’s performed at the Barcelona Comedy Festival, and you can also catch him in Vegas. Not performing, just gambling away his child's college fund.
There’s a lot to Jason Kyle. He grew up in the streets, but now owns a salad spinner from Bed, Bath and Beyond. He served in the Peace Corps and lived abroad, but came back because he missed a good 4,000 calorie breakfast. He worked in corporate consulting, but he realized there's more to life than helping companies lay people off through powerpoint. Now you can find him making fun of all that stuff on stage. He's the creator of Comedy Live SF and Undiplomatic, both of which are regular productions at the Purple Onion.
When Chris Corrigan woke up one morning from unsettling dreams, he found himself changed into a monstrous middle-aged man. He lay on his non-aligned back, and if he lifted his head a little he could see his enlarged belly, slightly domed and covered by hair that was not there when he fell asleep at age 25.
"What's happened to me?" he thought. It wasn't a dream.
So begins the Kafkaesque tale of a man who perpetually wonders “When did did I stop being cool?”
Jill Weiner was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. In 2004 she trekked 3,000 miles to the edge of the continent, beautiful San Francisco. Some think it was to escape her family, others think it was manifest destiny. Whichever may be true, Jill now spends the majority of her time at the bar slinging drinks or at the comedy club spinnin’ yarns.
Kyle McFadden has spent his entire life hearing other people’s awful jokes about his appearance and strange behavioral tendencies. Knowing he could do better, Kyle moved to San Francisco to pursue a career stand-up comedy. He is now making fun of himself (and others) nightly for audiences around Northern California. His oddly confident self-consciousness and calculated delivery has allowed him to preform in all of the top clubs in the Bay Area. Kyle even found himself as a finalist in the 2011 Battle of the Bay Comedy Competition.