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Comedy Weekend January 2019

NTC’s First Comedy Weekend of 2019!

Friday, January 11th, 2019 at 8:00pm
Saturday, January 12th, 2019 at 8:00pm

Tickets are $20 for each evening

There will be wine and beer!

The weekend is organized by Jason Kyle of Humor Resources, and hosted by our very own John Griffin. See below for info on the performers.
(line-up and order subject to change)

Your Host

John Griffin

Everyone’s favorite local Real-Estate Agent, and NTC Board Member and Treasurer, Mr John Griffin is your host for these two evenings of hilarity. You’ve seen him recently on the NTC stage in The Fantasticks, and you’ll see him again very soon in Loot. Go easy on him. He’s a bit shy.




Friday, January 11th

Bryant Hicks

Bryant Hicks is a must see. He’s opened for stand-up comedy titans such as Dave Chappelle, Ali Wong and Jerrod Carmichael. As part of the #HellaFunny crew he lives by his motto” BeFunny365”! Guaranteed to make you laugh at life, and will help you enjoy yourself in the process!!!


Rachel Dee

The least favorite of 3 children, Rachel grew up a military brat – so she’s not that great at keeping a friend, but she will be your best friend tonight! She is the proud recipient of a very lucrative degree in both English and Theater. She has been performing on stage since the age of 6: first in dance and musical theater, later in Shakespearean performances and burlesque, and now in stand-up comedy!  You can see Rachel performing all over: Santa Cruz to San Francisco; Reno, NV & Phoenix, AZ; San Luis Obispo and in L.A. Rachel has performed on L.A.’s Comedy Store potluck, The Ice House, Flappers and twice on the #1 Live Comedy Podcast in the world – KILL TONY. Rachel’s musing and sometimes dark humor comments on the absurdity of life.


Phil Griffiths

As far as mid-life crisis go, Phil Griffiths’ wife stacks his career in stand up comedy as better than a drug addiction but worse than him having a mistress. With his dry deadpan humor, Phil performs all over the state and shares his slightly off observations on life. Phil has opened for Jermaine Fowler, Chad Daniels, Brad Williams and Laurie Kilmartin. Recently Phil performed in the 2017 San Francisco Sketchfest and was a top ten finalist in the 2016 San Francisco Comedy Competition. He has also performed in the San Diego, Sacramento, Chico and Santa Cruz Comedy Festivals. Phil is a regular at the San Francisco Punch Line and Rooster T. Feathers in Sunnyvale and also hosts, Comedy Sharks, a successful comedy showcase in the Bay Area.

Clay Newman

This stony, joke slinging rabble rouser has been delighting audiences across the west coast for over five years with his tales of life, love, and all that other crap that fills our days. His comedy career began as just another way for the long time theater nerd to get his stage fix, but he soon found that stand-up was his greatest passion and only actual skill. Clay is a regular host at Punchline and Cobb’s in San Francisco, as well as Rooster T Feathers in Sunnyvale. He won Comedy Oakland’s Tournament of Champions in 2015 and also found his way to the finals of the 2016 Ventura Harbor Comedy Competition, as well as the 2017 Rooster T Feathers Competition.


Andrew Orolfo

Andrew Orolfo has been named one of the country’s “top knot” comedians by… don’t even ask, just go with it. An established staple in San Francisco comedy, he has been featured in SF Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival and headlines colleges across the country.

Saturday, January 12th

Adam Pearlstein

It’s a rare comic who can tell a joke that hits hard without leaving a bruise. Adam Pearlstein, an Oakland comedian, is just such a rare one. He is perhaps best known as the comedian who invented wearing a baseball hat onstage. He’s also known for material that takes risks without veering into edgelord territory. Watch as he calmly, slowly delivers uppercuts to the chins of semi-sacred cows and dropkicks your expectations. The animal abuse is smoothed over by his genial demeanor and conversational style – the kind of conversation where you’re not looking over his shoulder for someone funnier to talk to. Adam has been stacking that paper (drink tickets) and moving that weight (setting up chairs before shows) in the comedy game since 2012. He is a regular at both the San Francisco and Sacramento Punchline Comedy Clubs, Cobb’s Comedy Club and Rooster T. Feathers. He’s opened for Judah Friedlander, Dana Carvey and Ron Funches and has performed on SF Sketchfest for four consecutive years. Curbed SF recently named him a “Comic to Watch.” So, watch him.

Emily Van Dyke

Originally from the Midwest, Emily loves pools and telling inappropriate stories at BBQs. Emily performs stand-up and sketch comedy in SF Sketchfest, she recently opened for Colin Quinn, took 1st in the Walk the Plank Comedy Competition and her comedy dating show Flirting with Laughter won “Best Tinder Alternative” in San Francisco Magazine.


Chris Riggins

When it comes to being on the forefront of what is hip, fresh and respectable, no place can touch the San Francisco Bay Area. Every corner is exploding with amazing art and the artist themselves all have so much talent that it can be hard to stand out. Chris Riggins has taken the art of stand up comedy and chose to stand out amongst a sea of other talented artists. From producing unique shows such as the Outdoor Comedy Club, opening for Dave Chappelle his first time on stage, to featuring and headlining at major clubs and colleges throughout the United States, the sky is truly the limit for Chris. While a unique take on growing up in the Bay Area and finding humor in the struggle are the centerpiece of Chris’ act, he is relatable to people from all walks of life. While many comics can make you laugh, few can make you reflect humorously on life experiences the way that Chris does. The Bay Area produces the greatest artists in the world and Chris solidifies that notion. Catch this up and coming comedian at your local comedy club.

Charlie Adams

“Uncle” Charlie Adams tried doing stand-up in his late 50s at an open mic as a bucket list thing.  The club manager jokingly suggested that he might not have been a first timer, but an experienced “ringer”.  He found enough success to continue.  Since 2010 he has charmed audiences all over Northern California, tagged by other comics as “everyone’s favorite uncle”. Charlie has performed everywhere from a campground picnic area, a friend’s driveway (for a 9 year old’s birthday party), to the San Francisco Punchline and the San Jose Improv.  Usually staying away from competitions, he did enter and was a finalist in the 2014 Walk the Plank contest. He works in the cleaner side of the comedy spectrum and has emceed and performed in a number of family and charity shows.

Alejandro Ochoa

Alejandro is a Bay Area native, San Francisco comedian and party legend. He is a regular at the San Francisco Punch Line, Cobbs Comedy Club and his photograph is immortalized in dive bars across America. He is also the winner of the Comedy Oakland Tournament of Champions 2017.