Whoa Nelly do we have a big show for you this Saturday night. This is the night of comedy greatness. This is the night of comedy heavyweights. This is the night of erotic tension and comedic release. This is the night we welcome back our absolute Favorite regular guest on our show…he’s a comedy GENIUS (no big deal)…but he’s also the object of my private fantasies (kind of a big deal)! We are thrilled to have the wickedly hilarious and incredibly sexy ROBERT HAWKINS back on the show!
Robert Hawkins is an ex-army medic (U.S.) who grew up fast on the sandy beaches of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. “I joined the army because I was 18 and bored with tenth grade”. After an honorable discharge from civilian jobs, he took the advice of his friends and tried stand-up comedy for the first time at the Improv in Dallas, Texas. Within four years Hawkins appeared on A&E’s “Comedy on the Road” with John Byner and was headlining comedy night clubs across the country as well as colleges and corporate parties. Hawkins moved west to San Francisco and broke into the Bay Area comedy scene with a strong showing in the 1993 San Francisco International Stand-Up Comedy Competition placing ninth out of hundreds. Hawkins recalls, “it was bogus man, I should have been eighth” The next year he went on to win the Fifth Annual Stand-Up Comedy Competition at California State University.
1996 was Robert’s break out year with a critically acclaimed appearance on Showtime’s “Full Frontal Comedy”. In July of 1996 he was invited to perform at the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. His performance resulted in a sitcom development deal with Fox television. Robert made his network debut in October 1998 on NBC’s “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”. A recent magazine article covering Hawkins’ stand-up wrote “comics like Robert Hawkins take the art form (stand-up comedy) to new highs and he is worth checking out if he comes to your town.”
Also on the show we are thrilled to have comedian, actor, and comedy writer David Feldman joining us!
For years a favorite among critics, other stand-ups, and those in the know, David Feldman is finally breaking through with frequent appearances on “The Tonight Show” and “Late Night with Conan O’Brien.” He will soon appear in his own half-hour special on Comedy Central to air later this year. Feldman also appears frequently on Showtime, VH1, and until he got way too old, MTV. Feldman’s acting credits include most recently an appearance on HBO’s critically acclaimed series “Curb Your Enthusiasm” starring “Seinfeld” co-creator Larry David.
As a comedy writer, David Feldman has amassed a variety of credits. He was a writer for the popular ABC sitcom “Roseanne,” as well as HBO’s much-lauded “Dennis Miller Live!” and “Not Necessarily the News.” He currently writes for HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher.” Feldman has written for countless awards shows including the 2002 and 2003 Emmys. Feldman has also won three prime time Emmy awards for comedy writing, as well as three prestigious Writer’s Guild Awards and a Cable Ace Award. But David says the award he looks forward to most is the three million dollar settlement he gets from a jury after successfully bringing Roseanne to court for firing him with two small children to support. In 2009, Feldman launched the popular listener supported ‘David Feldman Comedy Podcast’ which includes a diverse mixture of live and prerecorded content which can be downloaded from iTunes for free.
Next up we have a legend on the San Francisco comedy scene joining us, my good friend, the very funny John Hoogasian!
John Hoogasian is the best-kept comedy secret weapon. A wit honed to a razor’s edge through years of sacrifice propels Johnnie’s creative flow. Immediately accessible and fresh, Hoggie’s style is both pioneering and classic. He tailors his sets to the harmonics of his audience. His fearless on-stage adventures challenge the audience to be with him in the moments. He will engage anyone, anywhere with his own unique hand-to-hand banter. In a world fraught with real and imagined danger, he creates an escape route that invites kindred spirits along. His pathos has resonance across all of humanity. John Hoogasian has appeared on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham and is a regular headliner at the San Francisco Punchline and other clubs across the Bay Area.
And finally we welcome back our long-lost soulmate and partner in crime Ben Feldman to the show!
Ben Feldman is a stand-up comedian based in San Francisco (originally from the East Coast) who performs regularly at some of the Bay Area’s top comedy clubs, including Pepperbelly’s, The Purple Onion, and Rooster T. Feathers, as well as shows throughout California and beyond. He is also a regular performer with the touring comedy group “Pawns Of Comedy”. Ben’s acerbic wit is provocative yet playful, delivered with glints of absurdity as he teeters back and forth along the thick line between aggression and charm. In other words, he’s a heavily sarcastic but likeable smart ass.
Ben ran and hosted one of the most successful recurring comedy showcases in the Bay Area called the “Laugh Orgy”. He now hosts a weekly comedy talk show on Pirate Cat Radio in San Francisco “The Ben Feldman Show” with co-host Candy Churilla from NBC’s Last Comic Standing.
So now you know who we’ve got so you can cancel any other plans you had.