Posts Tagged ‘phoenix’

Front Cleansing in Mountain View – Conan O’Brien Delighted by Google’s $700 Toilets

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

After famous Conan O’Brien performed at his Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour 2010 at the Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium on April 22-23 he headed south down to San Joser. But on the way, he managed to put in a visit to Google’s HQ in Mountain View. O.K. then.

Well, he was simply delighted with Google’s Japanese-made Toto toilets. Check the YouTube.

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Front cleansing indeed.

San Francisco Delighted by the Return of Conan O’Brien – LPFBFOT Tour 2010

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Conan O’Brien’s 32-city Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour 2010 delighted all comers at the sold-out Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium tonight.

It went a little something like this.

Friday’s show should be a hit as well. Keep up with the action at the Twitter via #cobnob

Bonus: the Masturbating Bear made an appearance tonight as well:

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In other news:

Leno Slips to Post-Coco Low — Even vs. Dave Repeats

Post-Coco Low! Post-Coco Low! Post-Coco Low!

The C-man in S.F. – Conan Christopher O’Brien by Troy Holden

O.K. then. Coco is leaving us tomorrow Friday, April 23 2010. It will be tough getting into his final show in S.F., but: 

“Wow. If Conan is coming to your city, find a way to get tickets. I was literally in tears from laughing so hard.”

And the Late Night Talk Shows Examiner seems to like this tour a lot.

Bon Courage, Conan and everyone else on the LPFBFOT Tour 2010.

P.S.: Here are the remaining cities on the tour – check to see if they added another show in your town the way they did in San Francisco: 

4/24/10 Universal City, CA Gibson Amphitheater

4/29/10 San Diego, CA San Diego Civic Theatre

4/30/10 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre

5/1/10 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl Concert Theatre @ The Palms

5/4/10 Reno, NV Grand Sierra Resort & Casino

5/5/10 San Jose, Ca San Jose State University Events Center

5/6/10 Sacramento, CA Sacramento Memorial Auditorium

5/9/10 Boulder, CO Mackey Auditorium

5/10/10 Denver, CO Ellie Caulkins Opera House

5/13/10 Dallas, TX McFarlin Memorial Auditorium- SMU Campus

5/14/10 Austin, TX Austin Music Hall

5/15/10 Tulsa, OK Brady Theater

5/16/10 Kansas City, MO Midland Theatre

5/18/10 Minneapolis, MN Orpheum Theatre

5/19/10 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre

5/22/10 Toronto, ON, Canada Massey Hall

5/30/10 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Spa & Resort – Event Center

6/1/10 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall

6/4/10 Boston, MA Wang Theater

6/6/10 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena

6/7/10 Upper Darby, PA Tower Theatre

6/8/10 Washington, DC Constitution Hall

6/11/10 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Music Festival

6/14/10 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre

Conan O’Brien Plays San Francisco April 22-23: $74 a Ticket, Meet Coco for Just $695

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

[UPDATE: OMG COCO is finally here. Follow the action via Twitter at #cobnob.]

Oh, it’s on. It’s going to be Coco a Gogo when Conan O’Brien’s “half-assed” 32-city Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour 2010 comes to the Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium April 22-23. It’ll be just like 2007 all over again.

“Full Price Tickets” from TicketMonster are going right now for $74, all up. And for just $695 you can get in on the Meet and Greet Package- wouldn’t you like a photo of you and Conan to put on the FaceBook for all your “friends” to see? Sure you would.

I don’t know, maybe you can score some cheaper ticks by using your AmEx card or going to the box office or something.

See you there!

All the tour locations, after the jump

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Pulp Scripture Play at the Fringe Festival a Huge Success

Friday, September 11th, 2009

Well, they’ll say what they will about the Fringe Festival (the preview was a “total disaster” - really?) but I’ll you, there was nothing wrong with Pulp Scripture, playing this week and next at the Phoenix Theatre at 414 Mason right next to the Ruby Skye.

It played to a full house that seemed quite entertained with R-rated Bible Stories. Short and punchy, but it gets a little blue, so those of you aged 15 and less can’t go.

A chat Eve and Adam have with The Big Guy opens the show:

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The full cast:

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Get your showtimes here. I think they reserve half of the seats for the night of the show, so don’t be discouraged if you can’t get tickets online.

See you there!

 http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/75219

In the San Francisco Fringe Festival Sept. 10-19.

Directed by Kimberly Richards
Co-produced by Kat Anderson
Featuring: Rand Courtney, Christy Crowley, Sally Dana*, John Mercer, Kimberly Richards*

*member Actors Equity

at the Phoenix Theatre, 414 Mason St.

Thursday, Sept. 10, 8:30pm
Friday, Sept. 11, 7pm
Saturday, Sept. 12, 10pm
Thursday, Sept. 17, 7pm
Friday, Sept. 18, 8:30pm
Saturday, Sept. 19, 7pm

 

 

Pulp Scripture
Phoenix Theatre
THURSDAY 10 8:30 PM
FRIDAY 11 7:00 PM
SATURDAY 12 10:00 PM
THURSDAY 17 7:00 PM
FRIDAY 18 8:30 PM
SATURDAY 19 7:00 PM by William Bivins
Original Sin Productions
San Francisco
WORLD PREMIERE
55 Minutes
Tickets: $10 ($12 online)
COMEDY, NOT FOR PEOPLE UNDER 16, MATURE CONTENT
 
 
Sisters get Dad Drunk, have Sex with him!… Human Sacrifice at Father-son Camping Trip!… Widow Becomes Hooker, Tricks Father-in-law into Getting her Pregnant!… Strongman Sold to Rival Gang by Girlfriend, Eyes Gouged Out!… Crowd of Horny Sodomites Demand Sex with House Guests! Ripped from the tabloids? Try the Good Book. Pulp Scripture: Bible stories they didn’t teach you in Sunday school. “Brow-raising, funny!… Challenges the broader culture’s sense of feminine sensuality.” -Sean McConnell, DioCal.org
Website: http://www.pulpscripture.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=93115618397

CAST AND CREW:

Rand Courtney has spent most of his career in television and film, appearing in Dawson’s Creek and One Tree Hill. A filmmaker at heart, but an actor always and forever.

Christy Crowley is a transplant to the Bay Area. A former dancer and dance teacher, she relocated to Northern California to further her acting studies and work with Bay Area theater companies. This is her first time performing in the Fringe Festival.

Sally Dana’s* stage credits include: Julie Taymor and Elliot Goldenthal’s Juan Darien, Campo Santo’s The Language of Angels, Something in the Air at the B Street, A Common Vision at The Magic and Iphigenia and Other Daughters with Mettle Theatre. She is a company member of PlayGround.

Nancy Madden* is delighted to be making her first Fringe appearance. Her work has been seen at many Bay Area theatres including San Jose Stage, TheatreWorks, Willows, Encore, Unconditional Theatre and CCT. She is a graduate of UC Davis and Penn State and a proud member of Equity since 1979.

John Mercer is making his Fringe debut at last. He is a Shotgun Players company member. And yes, God does speak with an English accent. Though some say the devil does too!

Kimberly Richards (Director) Is excited to work with this amazingly talented cast and playwright. When not directing she is touring as “Sister” in the one woman comedy hit Late Nite Catechism.

William Bivins (Playwright) is thrilled to be working with everyone on this show. He also wants to shamelessly plug his other fall premiere: “The Afterlife of the Mind,” a comedy about brain transplantation produced by Virago Theatre Co., opens in October. (www.viragotheatre.org)

Karee Stubbs (Stage Manager) began her Bay Area theater career 20 years ago at the The Phoenix Theatre. Since then she has enjoyed working with Genisius Theatre, Fred Raker, North Beach Repertory Theatre, Chamber Theatre and Joe Goode Dance Company, among others.

*Member, Actors Equity. This is an Equity Approved Project.

www.pulpscripture.com

The 2009 San Francisco Fringe Festival is Coming – September 9-20

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

The San Francisco Fringe Festival will soon return for 2009. So what is Fringe Theatre….?

“It’s new and experimental theatre that you won’t see on the mainstream stages. It’s Dangerous Theatre, where anything can happen…. All tickets are $10 or less and 100% of the box office sales go to the performing companies. It’s over 200 performances in downtown SF from September 9th to the 20th, 2009.”

O.K. then. For example, you’ll soon have the chance to see the Bible stories of Pulp Scripture from Original Sin Productions on September 10-12 and 17-19 at the Phoenix Theatre in Union Square.

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Here’s what a reading of PS looked like last year at a Cow Hollow church:

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Even then, people were rolling in the pews with laughter. And that’s just one joint out of 42 the Fringers will have for you this go around.

Check out this year’s Fringe Fest offerings and get your tickets now.

See you there!

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The Rising Phoenix of the Official Flag of the City of San Francisco

Friday, August 8th, 2008

Have you heard about the bird?  

The flag of San Francisco, California depicts a rising phoenix, often assumed to be symbol of the city’s recovery from the 1906 Earthquake and fire but it dates several years earlier to about 1900. San Francisco suffered several devastating fires, including six fires between 1849 and 1852 (the last destroying almost the entire city), along with two earthquakes. Every time the city, just like the mythological bird, “rose from the ashes” and was rebuilt in even grander style and size.

Below the phoenix is a banner which reads in Spanish: “Oro en Paz-Fierro en Guerra”, which translates into: “Gold in Peace, Iron in War“. Because of this the official City colors are Gold and Black; these two colors decorate the dome of City Hall.

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