After Michele Shocked‘s recent homophobic rant in San Francisco, HopMonk Tavern owner Dean Biersch cancelled her scheduled March 29th show. That’s good news for North Bay queer comedy lovers. Marga Gomez stepped up to co-headline with Johnny Steele and entire door proceeds go to my favorite local organization, Spectrum LGBT Center, serving the North Bay. (Read more about Spectrum and Executive Director Paula Pilecki HERE)
Hilarious special guests Karinda Dobbins and Pippi Lovestocking will also be on hand to crack us up. So all you NorCal people please help spread the word: Friday, March 29th at 8:00 PM at Hopmunk, 224 Vintage Way in Novato, California. Tickets are $20 when purchased online at www.hopmonk.com or $25 at the door. This is an amazing, intimate venue with an eclectic tavern menu and 18 premier American craft and international draft beers on tap.
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Marga Gomez, comedian, writer, performer is a triple winner of SF Bay Guardian’s “Best Comedian” award and received Theatre LA’s Ovation. Marga got her comedy start in San Francisco where she honed her high energy, proudly Latina, openly gay, slightly dorky, tragically sexy, laugh getting act. Her television credits include HBO’s “Comic Relief” Showtime’s “Latino Laugh Festival” and LOGO’s “One Night Stand Up.”Marga is also the author/performer of nine solo plays which have been produced nationally, internationally and Off Broadway. Her latest show “Not Getting Any Younger,” received the SF Chronicle’s highest rating in 2011 and ran at the SF Marsh through June 2012. www.Marga Gomez.com Read Marga’s posts on Epochalips HERE
Johnny Steele began performing comedy in 1984 after quitting graduate school in a move his parents named: Operation $40K Down The Drain. But Johnny quickly got the hang of the craft and was soon performing at the nation’s top clubs. During the next decade Johnny went on to perform at comedy festivals, win comedy competitions, and log over 20 national TV appearances. Johnny is currently performing comedy as well as working on a number of web, radio, and TV projects, one of which is bound to take off due to, if nothing else, pure dumb luck. He is also working on a humorous solo show about his journey to find peace in a WalMart America gone mad with mindless consumption, endless sprawl, and bone jarring stupidity.