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Mission CTRL brings back ‘Innovate or Die’ tonight and tomorrow in the Mission

Local sketch troupe Mission CTRL (part of the PianoFight family) debuted their latest show “Innovate or Die” during SF Sketchfest last month, and it went over so well they decided to bring it back for a pair of dates right here in the Mission. Here’s the rundown:

Mission CTRL is answering a question you didn’t even have the balls to ask! That’s right—we’re bringing back our sold-out SF Sketchfest show, “Innovate or Die!” Two nights only (March 6/7) at Zbelow, featuring some heavily funny guests: musical comedy from Imaginary Radio and stand up from Stroy Moyd (March 6) and Caitlin Gill (March 7).

This crew is great at what they do, as we know from having laughed our asses off at their poker-playing Minotaur bit and their summer blockbuster about murderous ducks. Get tickets and more info here.

And watch this short for a taste:

Vehicular Manhattanslaughter

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Van Ness jokes

Why David isn’t headlining Sketchfest this year I will never know.

Transportation options these days

[Photo by Why I Don't Skateboard via Bad Kids]

Jewish vs. Goyish

I’m Jewish by birth, but I’ve never been completely sure what that means. I found this new video from our buddy Dan Wolf and the JCCSF’s 3200 Stories featuring Josh Healey to be pretty helpful and hilarious:

Happy almost Hanukkah!

Chris Garcia on This American Life

Comedian Chris Garcia, who once did a standup act almost entirely about the Mission, was on last week’s This American Life! Check it out:

Chris Garcia and his dad were driving home, listening to oldies, sharing a bag of chips. A totally familiar scene for them. They’d driven this route probably hundreds of time, but something odd was happening in the car, so Chris started recording their conversation on his phone. He tells producer Nancy Updike what happened.

Well done, Chris! Listen here.

Also, Chris headlines at Punchline here in SF on December 4th. Get tickets (and see what Robin Williams has to say about him) here.

Meanwhile, in Palo Alto . . .

Like Lyft, but for combo TV/VCRs

Whadda ya think? Anyone want to get this idea kick-started with me? Maybe it qualifies as bespoke. We could market to the dudes in line to get the haircuts on 18th and Guerrero, they’ll spend money on anything. Hats might not be as cool as mustaches (yet), but at least it’s not more ridiculous looking.

Local favorite Chris Thayer opens for Hollywood superstar Chris Hardwick all this week at Cobb’s

Here’s what’s up:

This promises to be the HOTTEST all-Chris ticket of the year!:

CHRIS HARDWICK
Host of the Nerdist Podcast
and AMC’s “Talking Bad”

Plus:
CHRIS LAMBERTH
CHRIS THAYER

Showtimes:
Wednesday, September 11th: 8PM
Thursday, September 12th: 8PM
Friday, September 13th: 8PM & 10:15PM
Saturday, September 14th: 7:30PM & 9:45PM

All shows $25. Advance tickets available here:
http://www.cobbscomedy.com/

RSVP and invite your friends!