Brent Weinbach's stand-up comedy is weird. He does a lot of characters, he's physical, and his humor is absurd. Here are some other words to describe Weinbach: deadpan, silly, obscure, unconventional, smart, stupid, post-modern, grass roots, Berlin, 1980's, tennis, bike riding, Virgo, Rygar, etc. The list goes on and on. Brent began his comedy career in the underground San Francisco scene, but now tours all over the United States at clubs, colleges, festivals, theaters, music venues, living rooms, tennis, bike riding, Virgo, etc. He also has a t-shirt with his name and his face on it.
Brent received the 2007 Andy Kaufman Award for innovation in standup comedy, has toured with the Comedians of Comedy, appeared at the Coachella and Bumbershoot festivals as well as Just For Laughs in Montreal, and was the creator and star of the Super Deluxe web series "Weinbach in Wonderland."
"...obscenely, disturbingly brilliant." -L.A. Weekly
"Weird, scary, hilarious." -Time Out NY
Brent began his comedy career in the underground San Francisco scene, but now tours all over the United States at clubs, colleges, festivals, theaters, music venues, living rooms, tennis, bike riding, Virgo, etc. In fact, you may have noticed someone wearing the increasingly fashionable "Weinbach" t-shirt.
Recent credits: Comedians of Comedy Tour, 2007 Andy Kaufman Award, HBO Comedy Arts Festival, Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival, Name to Watch in New York Magazine, Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, former host of MTV's Room 401.
Bucky Sinister is a San Francisco standup comedian and author. With a set of hard-earned chops from his misspent years on the punk circuit, Bucky's comedy continues the tradition of the storyteller comics such as Janeane Garofalo and Jen Kirkman. His comedic inspirations include Richard Pryor, Bill Hicks, George Carlin, Greg Proops, and Patton Oswalt.
On What Happens in Narnia, Stays in Narnia, Bucky tackles a harrowing, side-splitting array of personal and social demons such as video store renter shame, the most politically correct café in the entire United States, and atheism versus tidal wave obsessed twelve-steppers. Not to mention rock songs about heroin being used to sell birth control pills, the social phenomenon of 'Extreme Brads', real and imagined dates with Laura Ingalls and Wonder Woman, and a show-stopping tale about his non-monogamous punk rock speed-freak stalker.
"In the future, when being hilarious is illegal, Nick Flanagan will surely (and deservedly) be sentenced to the electric chair." - Jason Woliner, Human Giant
A fixture in front of brick walls and behind chicken wire across North America, Nick Flanagan is a singular talent in the post-NAFTA underground comedy scene. Having long-since graduated from reading out of his well-thumbed joke notebooks, Nick’s endearing conversational deadpan, choice subject matter, and “sort-of pregnant” pauses have won him battalions of die-hard followers and/or comedy club patrons waiting on their second mandatory drink.
Either utterly fearless or perhaps born without the "shame gene," on "I'm Here All Weak," Nick tackles many popular topics from the annals of today, yesterday and day after tomorrow such as parents, life, balding musicians, video games, drugs, robots, irony, the G-Spot, food, and grammar. Throw not a pity party for Nick but for the world he so breezily and painstakingly describes.
“I’m Here All Weak is nine tracks of Nick Flanagan’s unique worldview and wordplay that ranges from deep to hilariously absurd to flat-out silly.” – A Special Thing.com
Theme Weavers LLC
San Francisco's Theme Weavers LLC formed in 2006 for the sole purpose of entering the theme song contest for Scharpling & Wurster's legendary comedy radio program, The Best Show on WFMU. The band's winning entry, The Best Theme for The Best Show, became a beloved staple of the program which later left WFMU to become the standalone hit called The Best Show with Tom Scharpling. The band's theme song has been played on air each week for 10 years+ immediately before Tom goes on mic and then also as instrumental bed music played throughout each 3-hour episode.
Fronted by rhythm guitarist/vocalist Anthony Bedard (Hank IV, Icky Boyfriends), the band features the lead guitar work of Andy Oglesby (Hank IV, The Roofies) and a top-shelf assemblage of SF/Oakland scene vet musicians including bassist Ajax Green (The Wrong Words), drummer Russ Blackmar (Tropical Sleep), and keyboardist Alison Levy (Loud Family).
In 2013, The Best Theme for The Best Show had the distinction of getting played during Game 6 of the World Series at Fenway Park by house organist extraordinaire, Josh Kantor.
In January 2015, Theme Weavers made their live debut at the SF Sketchfest Tribute to Scharpling & Wurster. In March 2015, they performed as the house band for the first-ever Scharpling & Wurster Live! shows at the Bell House in Brooklyn and later that summer they toured the west coast as Scharpling & Wurster's live house band.
The band entered the studio in the summer of 2016 to record their debut, Nothing But the Best: The Very Best of Theme Weavers LLC.