Comedy Festival May 2023
NTC proudly presents the next in our wildly popular series of Comedy Festivals.
The best of the Bay Area stand-up talent right here on our stage.
Friday May 5, 2023, 8:00pm
Saturday May 6, 2023, 8:00pm
Novato Theater Company, 5420 Nave Dr #C, Novato, CA 94949
$25 per night!
$40 for both nights!
Organized and MC'd by John Griffin
FRIDAY MAY 5, 8:00pm
Mean Dave (replacing Cody Smit)
SATURDAY MAY 6, 8:00pm
Alexia Nye Jackson
WINE AND BEER WILL BE AVAILABLE!
Photos and Bios in no particular order...
Mean Dave is a regular at Cobb’s Comedy Club, Punch Line in SF and Sacramento and Laughs Unlimited and has opened for headliners such as Judy Tenuta, Big Jay Oakerson, Eddie Pepitone, Dan Soder, Jay Mohr, Allan Havey, Neil Hamburger, Dean Delray, Tom Rhodes and most importantly, Barry Sobel. Most of Dave’s life has been littered with utter disappointment and flat-out betrayal that only a sarcastic, cynical sense of humor can remedy. Hopefully this information helps you in your decision as to whether Mean Dave’s comedy will help you attain laughter as you progress through your futile existence. Many fans agree with this statement, “Mean Dave has made us laugh, cry, and cringe! He is honest and cynical, and such a sweet person.”
Gina Stahl-Haven is one of the most dynamic comics in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has been performing in the comedy and improv world for over 15 years and is the 2nd Place Winner of the 2019 San Francisco International Comedy Competition (the 1st woman in 36 years, and the only woman other than Ellen Degeneres to hold this title). You may have caught Gina on season 17 of NBC’s America’s Got Talent where she received 4 yesses from the celebrity judges. Howie Mandel calls her “wonderful” and “memorable”. Festival credits include the World Series of Comedy Las Vegas, Boston Comedy Festival, SF Improv Festival, Hawaii Improv Festival, and more. She was featured on the Andrea Savage podcast, in the Un-Scripted Theatre Company and headlines at comedy clubs throughout the country. Frequently recognized for her captivating story-telling, Gina’s real take on life, motherhood, dating, and navigating Costco; combined with her intoxicating stage presence make her irresistible to watch!
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Corde Snell is a California based comic with roots in both the San Francisco Bay Area as well as the Central Coast and LA. After graduating from UC Santa Barbra, Corde decided to invest fully into comedy and has been performing all over California in clubs like The Comedy Store, Cobb's, Punchline, San Jose Improv and more and opened for names such as Moshe Kasher, Brent Ernst, James Davis and Eddie Griffin. Corde brings his unique brand of comedy stemming from his own life experiences and the absurdity that has surrounded them.
Brian has been performing stand-up throughout the Bay Area for the past 10 years, including major comedy venues like The San Jose Improv, Marin’s Throckmorton Theatre and the lounge at Double Decker Lanes bowling alley in Rohnert Park. He has a very laid-back approach and is confident that you’ll find common ground with many of his observations.
Jon Lehre is a comedian and storyteller who has performed all over California including at The Punch Line and Cobb’s Comedy Club, participated in the Savage Henry Comedy Festival, the Sacramento Comedy Competition and the San Diego Comedy Competition. He has been featured on the Moth storytelling radio program and runs a popular monthly comedy open mic in Sebastopol. A married father of two, his mid-life crisis is going better than expected. He can be found on all the social things and at jonlehre.com.
Josh Argyle is equally at home telling jokes at comedy club as he is at a BBQ or barbershop. His quick wit and “everyman” relatability have helped him carve out a respected spot in the competitive Bay Area comedy scene. He is a paid regular at the Punch Line and Cobbs comedy clubs. Josh has opened for national touring comedians such as Kyle Kinane, Doug Stanhope, Pablo Francisco and Dave Attell. When he is not telling jokes, Josh can be found at his apartment losing at Mario Party to his Fiancé and pontificating about the ridiculousness of writing in the third person with their tiny dog.
Sue Alfieri lives in Marin County, but hails from New Jersey, just outside of New York City. She's a mom of two, but her favorite is the dog. She performs comedy and storytelling all over California and has been featured at the Moth Storytelling in San Francisco, the Comedy Store, Hollywood Improv, Flappers, The Punch Line, Cobbs, and more.
In 9 years of comedy, Martin Marrufo has delighted audiences by blending stories of his big-city upbringing with his many neuroses, creating an unforgettable experience for audiences all over. Martin has performed in comedy clubs all over the Bay Area, including Punch Line San Francisco, Cobb's Comedy Club, Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club, and Tommy T's. He has also produced and hosted several comedy shows over his career. You'll be calling him Marty in no time.
Justin's revealing style and hilarious observations have made him a favorite of audiences around the Bay Area and beyond. His act spans from stories about growing up with hippy parents to jokes about raising his own son to one-liners about single life and marriage.
Alexia Nye Jackson
Alexia arrives on stage with one simple question, “For the love of God – can someone please tell us how to parent?” Her comedy looks at the state of humanity through the lens of procreation and the skill set of our collective parenting – or the lack thereof. Alexia made her LA debut in October 2022 at The Hollywood Improv, The Lab. She produced her first comedy line-up show in January 2023 co-headlining with international comic, Maureen Langan, to a large sold-out audience in her benefit production for The Lion’s Club in Marin County, California. She has written and directed her first one-woman stand-up comedy show, You’re Not the Boss Of Me, which she performed in 2019 to a sold-out audience at McGrail Winery in Livermore, CA, and which will finally return to the Bay area in 2023. She has performed all over the SF/Bay area as well as in the prestigious San Francisco Comedy Competition.