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Barrel of Laughs: Best of S.F. Comedy Competition

August 9, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

We’re excited to present another installment in our Barrel of Laughs Comedy Series with The Best of San Francisco Comedy Competition!

Friday, August 9th in our Barrel Room

General Admission: $25

Wine and Food reception begins at 5:30pm
Doors open at 6:00pm // Show begins at 7:00pm

Chef Todd Fisher and his culinary team will be there cooking delicious cuisine available for purchase. Wine, beer & soda will be available at one of our bars and during the show for table service.

This event is strictly for people aged 21 and older.

Here’s the line up!

Auggie Smith:

When Auggie takes the stage, audiences across the country quickly realize that they’re in for an evening of riveting, take-no-prisoners stand-up comedy. At the age of 19, Auggie Smith moved from Billings, Montana to Portland, Oregon to pursue a career in stand up comedy. After a few years of toil and struggle, he first achieved acclaim by winning the 1994 Sam Adams Comedy Contest, whose prizes earned him his first national exposure on the television show Evening At the Improv. Auggie truly found his comedy voice in 1997, when he placed second in the Seattle Comedy Competition to legendary comic Mitch Hedberg. This earned him an invitation to the 1998 Montreal Comedy Festival, where he performed a remarkable 12 shows, including New Faces, Danger Zone and The Nasty Show.

Keeping a continuous road schedule of clubs across the nation, Auggie introduced himself to a new legion of fans in January of 2004 with a now legendary appearance on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Radio Show. The morning was a mix of signature rants and brilliant improv highlighting his sharp point-of-view. His outstanding debut has become one their most replayed treasures.

In 2006, Auggie shot national TV performances for Comedy Central’s Bob & Tom All Stars, and Live at Gotham, where he was honored with headlining the first episode. Auggie was invited to perform at the Rooftop Aspen Comedy Festival, where he was voted Club Comic of the Year by club owners in 2008. A year later, Auggie was invited to and made the finals of the prestigious Boston Comedy Festival. He kept himself busy in 2010 with making the finals of The Great American Comedy Festival, then winning both the Seattle and San Francisco International Comedy Competitions (the first comic to do so in the 30 year history of the competitions), then finished out the year with the release of his new CD “Smell the Thunder” which debuted at #4 on iTunes Top Comedy Albums chart.

“When Auggie Smith takes the stage, get ready for a nonstop barrage of fantastic rapid fire comedy. Auggie’s show is always filled with raw edged, intelligent laughs…The man whose cult following and comedy is quickly giving birth to a new religion.” -Comedyspeak.com

Phil Johnson:

Phil Johnson is a man who gets mistaken for a woman, but only by those not paying attention. That revelation kicks off a battle for self-awareness where comedy and music are the weapons of choice. It’s a
battle that has taken Phil to such esteemed festivals as the Edinburgh Fringe and Sundance Film Festivals and the Top 8 Finals of the World Series of Comedy.

Kris Tinkle:

Comedian Kris Tinkle has become a regular on the New York City standup scene since beginning his career in San Francisco. As a stand up, Kris has traveled to nearly every state and performed multiple USO tours in Iraq, Kuwait and Japan for the U.S military. Most recently he performed nationally on Live at Gotham on AXS TV. His two comedy albums have gained significant underground status through heavy plays on SiriusXM, Spotify and Pandora. His latest album “Maybe I Don’t Feel Like Smiling” was covered in several mainstream comedy outlets and reached iTunes best seller status. Beyond the stage, Kris can be seen on Netflix in the documentary “I Am Road Comic” and as the head content writer on the hit MTV show “Broke Ass Game Show.” Kris can currently be heard weekly on GasDigital Network on “The Real Ass Podcast” and the MMA themed “Hammerfisting Podcast.”


Ronn Vigh:

Ronn Vigh possesses a brash attitude and acerbic wit that made him a natural as a writer for Joan Rivers on her hit show “Fashion Police” on E! Television. He regularly performs at comedy clubs, colleges and festivals across the nation as well as co-hosting the popular sports-comedy podcast, “Switching Teams: A Gay Dude & A Straight Dude Talk About Sports.”