We will be displaying Chris Thornley’s (aka Raid71 the illustrator) art of Snob Theater at this Friday’s show at the Noise Pop-Up Shop show at 34 Page St. in San Francisco.
In addition, please support Chris’ Art V. Cancer Foundation by going here.
Chris was diagnosed with very rare incurable non hodgkins lymphoma at the age of 37 and by buying a poster from Art V Cancer, they promise to donate all profits (only a small amount will be used to pay for posting and packaging etc.) to charities researching cancer cures and supporting those who are learning to survive cancer.
Snob Theater is a one of a kind show that combines performances by today's best in indie rock with equally feted stand-up comedians. Originating at San Francisco's Dark Room Theater, Snob Theater creates a magnet for smart and entertaining performances and provides a unique and exciting atmosphere for the lucky audience. Produced and hosted by comedian/music blogger Shawn Robbins, Snob Theater showcases the comfort of the performers as they take chances in a stripped-down setting. Musicians have included the likes of John Vanderslice, Sea of Bees, The Ferocious Few, Still Flyin', Sean Hayes, Jonah Matranga, Picture Atlantic and Judgement Day, while the comedians range from local favorites to stars of Comedy Central, Chelsea Lately, and HBO. Each show is also not without a special guest or two. So you never know who you'll see at Snob Theater...
Snob Theater has been featured in SF Sketchfest, Noise Pop Music Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and Yelp.com's Yelpin' La Vida Local. Also featured in SF Guardian, SF Weekly, 7x7, SF Station, Scoutmob, The Portland Mercury, Laugh Spin, RE: Comedy Magazine, The Bay Bridged, The Deli SF, Future Sounds, and Broke-Ass Stuart's Goddamn Website.
"When I reluctantly performed on it a few months ago, I quickly realized the "Snobs" know what they're doing. I don't know how they know, but the show --- and the flow of show between musicians and comedians -- is Tony the Tiger quality grrrrrrrrrrrreat! It doesn't really matter who's on the show, it's just a cool mix. The whole is greater than the sum of it's blah blah blah. You get it. It's like Voltron."
- W. Kamau Bell, SF Weekly + The W. Kamau Bell Curve
"The Snob Theater showcase at The Hawthorne Theater (at Bridgetown Comedy Festival 2011 in Portland, OR) was pretty solid gold." - Alison Hallett, Portland Mercury
"Since the series started earlier this year, Snob Theater has featured darlings of the local music scene alongside equally feted local comedians."
- Michael Leaverton, SF Weekly
"Snob Theater is genius. It's a beautiful and truly awesome fusion of great comedy and great local music. I came out for Snob Theater a little while back and was beyond impressed. It was such a fun concept and housed in the Dark Room - it's got a ton of character."
- Jessica T., Yelp.com
"...deeply artistic and punk rock and felini like. I'll remember it for sures." - Michael Musika