Snob Theater: The Short Concert Film is a small dose of the atmosphere that was the monthly comedy variety show Snob Theater that ran for 2 years in San Francisco. The film stars Coree Spencer, Chris Thayer, Shanti Charan, Steven Pearl, Drennon Davis, Rick Overton, Debbie Neigher, and Laura and Anton of Foxtails Brigade. It’s produced and hosted by Shawn Robbins, and directed by Scott Oller. Snob Theater started as a small monthly variety show at The Dark Room Theater in San Francisco’s gritty and historic Mission District. It blossomed into a critically acclaimed series and a unique outlet for the best comedians and musicians to pass through SF and perform smart and interesting material.
You are cordially invited to the last Snob Theater showcase at The Dark Room Theater. After over two years of some of the most unique and sensational comedic and musical performances, Snob Theater will be taking an extended hiatus. So to bring this show to a close, we have brought back some of our biggest supporters of our show as kind of an “All-Star” line up of comedians and musicians that have been with us since the beginning. We have brought back the hilarious Chris Thayer (Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Funny Shits), the charming Coree Spencer (Comedian on Comedian), the musical comedic stylings of Drennon Davis (SF Sketchfest, The Imaginary Radio Program), and all-around comedy legand Rick Overton (The Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman).
Our musical guests will include the quirkiness of Foxtails Brigade’s Laura Weinbach & Anton Patzner and the lovely and talented Debbie Neigher.
This is your last chance to experience these artists in the intimate Snob Theater environment, in affect, seating is very limited.
Thank you for supporting us for over 2 years and continuing to do so. This will not be without the usual special guests and surprises, so we hope to see your smiling face one last time.
Score another amazing show for Snob Theater! Thanks to Noise Pop for having us at the Noise Pop-Up Shop again this year. Many thanks to Janine Brito, Chris Thayer, Dave Thomason, and Brendon Walsh for the funnies. And of course The Ferocious Few and Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits for some brilliant performances.
Chris Thayer is a San Francisco-based stand-up comic; creator and host of the “NERVES” stand-up series; co-founder of comedy variety show “Funny Party”; and a frequent performer at Hemlock Tavern’s “Club Chuckles”. He has appeared in SF Sketchfest and at such venues as Punchline Comedy Club, The Purple Onion, The Steve Allen Theater (L.A.), & Ochi’s Lounge (N.Y.C.)
Chris will be performing at Snob Theater | Bridgetown Comedy Festival at the Hawthorne Theater on Thursday, April 21st with fellow comedians Moshe Kasher, Emily Heller, Ron Funches, and Brent Weinbach and musical guests The Ascetic Junkies and Chervona.
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