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Comedy Festival May 2019

NTC’s Next Comedy Weekend!

Friday, May 10, 2019 at 8:00pm
Saturday, May 11, 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 once again your host for these two evenings of hilarity. You’ve seen him recently on the NTC stage in Loot, and he will be treading the boards again in October for Sweeney Todd.




Friday, May 10

Red Scott

Offstage, Red enjoys exploring the ways an individual can be indoors and fully protected from the Sun. He beat 146 comics to win the 2010 Rooster T Feathers Comedy Competition. He’s been featured on KALW’s FSFSF. He’s performed at SF Sketchfest, including appearing in Jimmy Pardo’s “Write Now!”. His Game of Thrones podcast, “Boars, Gore, and Swords” has over 11 million downloads. He performs all over the Bay Area, and is a regular at The San Francisco Punch Line, Cobb’s, 142 Throckmorton Theatre, The San Jose Improv, and Rooster T Feathers, as well as the usual black box theaters and laundromats.


Hanna Evensen

Hanna Evensen is a Swedish American comedian who performed all over Europe before moving to the Bay Area. She has featured at Cobb’s Comedy Club, Punch Line SF, Throckmorton Theatre, and more. She was the winner of the 2018 Rooster T Feathers comedy competition and a semi-finalist in the 2018 San Francisco Comedy Competition. She also featured in the 2019 SF Sketchfest Comedy Festival.


Dan Linley

Dan Linley is a “Homo Sapien”, but he’s SO much more. He’s performed in the finest bars, basements, and bar basements the country has to offer. He is a multiple-time winner of Comedy Machine and a finalist in the Comedy Noir Competition. He’s performed at The Punchline, Cobb’s, The Purple Onion, The Comedy Store and is a writer, performer, producer, creative company member with PianoFight. You can find Dan as a regular at Comedy Oakland, The Set-Up, and Best of SF Stand Up. He currently doesn’t have a girlfriend but is looking forward to meeting a lovely woman to annoy/disappoint. He likes people who say please and thank you.

Joe Nguyen

Subtle but sharp, laid-back yet engaging, Joseph Nguyen is a smart slacker beloved by audiences for his easygoing delivery and solid writing. At home in all venues from clubs to cafes, Joseph is a regular at the Punch Line and other Bay Area clubs as well as a member of local group Nightlife on Mars.



(one more comic to be announced!)

Saturday, May 11

Chad Opitz

Chad Opitz is an oft booked staple of the San Francisco/Bay Area comedy scene. He’s been a featured performer on the “Doug Loves Movies” podcast, the “Benson Interruption”, SF Sketchfest and has opened for David Cross, Michelle Wolf, Bobcat Goldthwait and many, many, many, many, many…..many more!


Jeen Yee

Jeen is a San Francisco based stand-up comedian who has performed at Cobb’s Comedy Club and the San Francisco Punch Line. She has headlined internationally and was selected for the World Series of Comedy, telling jokes throughout the US. Recently, Jeen won Tommy T’s monthly competition and the Saddle Rack Contest of Champions. Jeen has performed stand-up in Spanish and English, and her comedy tours have spanned five different countries, including Mexico, China, and Turkey. Onstage, Jeen is a delight. At once intimate and expansive, Jeen leaves audiences feeling like they have just shared a moment with someone.

Ray Connolly

Ray Connolly is a semi-world-local-famous-Bay Area stand up comic and writer. He’s performed at SF Sketchfest, Pittsburgh Comedy Festival and was named Best of Fest at Seattle’s Highlarious Comedy Festival.



Kevin O’Shea

Commonly described as clever, absurd, awkward but in a funny way and too smart for his own good, Kevin O’Shea has been on IFC and Comedy Central. He is a favorite of comedy festivals such as The SF SketchFest and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival. In 2012 he co-founded Cynic Cave, San Francisco’s and possibly the nation’s only comedy show in the basement of a video store. It grew to become one of SF’s most beloved comedy shows, garnering praise from the San Francisco Chronicle and the SF Weekly. Sometimes dark and crass, he’s challenging, makes you work for it. He’s also nice and hard working. Embodies San Francisco’s wit and grit. Make time to see him!

Mark Smalls

(bio coming soon!)