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Barry Sobel Interview

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

by Andrew Lowder

Barry Sobel first hit it big in the late 80s and went on to be nominated for an Emmy for his work on Saturday Night Live. His many TV and film appearances include the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, Revenge of the Nerds II, Doc Hollywood, MTV’s Lip Service, as well as The Barry Sobel Show on Comedy Central. Barry started his comedy career in San Francisco and returns next week for an appearance at the Rickshaw Stop.

December 27th @ Rickshaw Stop
155 Fell Street, San Francisco
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SF Standup logo Hi Barry. Might as well jump right in. Appearing on Carson at such a young age must’ve been nerve-wracking. Were you petrified? How did that all come about and what was it like?

Barry Sobel: My appearance on Johnny Carson, currently being bootlegged on the web, was the second time I was ever on. In fact, it was just the opposite of nerve-wracking. When Johnny was intro-ing me, I yelled out from backstage. Not a lot of people do that. I just knew it was going to be one of the greatest moments of my life. I was so excited to get out there. It surprised Johnny, and Ed covered by going, “Voice from above sir…”


Barry Sobel refresher course

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

There will be a test on this material. It will take place at the Rickshaw Stop on Dec. 27th. Click here for more details.

Pop icon-comedian Barry Sobel Barry Sobel, most recently seen on “Chocolate news”, is back on tour. Barry, who changed the face of comedy in the late 80’s and 90’s with his Beastie Boys rap and his homage to Soul Singer’s “I can’t do no more”, made his mark on HBO, and wowed Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show. Slamming on “Showtime at the Apollo” and rapping as the new nerd in “Revenge of the Nerds II”, Barry appeared in many movies, including “Punchline” – in which he wrote and acted with Tom Hanks. Other film credits include “Doc Hollywood”, “Martians Go Home”, “Blind Date”, and “That Thing You Do”. Barry Guest-VJ’ed for years on MTV and sat in on “Lip Service”. He also starred on NBC’s “227” as well as VH1’s “Vinyl Justice,” and was also nominated for an Emmy for his work on SNL.

Interview: Eugene Mirman of the Stand Uppity Tour

Sunday, May 18th, 2008

by Jeff Cleary

Eugene Mirman

Eugene Mirman has a recurring role on HBO’s Flight of the Conchords and has also appeared on Late Night With Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central Presents, and Aqua Teen Hunger Force. He is currently traveling with the Stand Uppity Tour, starring himself, Marc Maron, and Andy Kindler, as 3 comedians who will make you “feel better about yourself and superior to others.” Eugene spoke to us from New York ahead of his performance at Mezzanine in San Francisco on Tuesday.

The Stand Uppity Tour @ Mezzanine
444 Jessie St, SF
May 20th, 2008
$16, 21+, 9pm (doors at 8pm)
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