The Bay Area Clusterfest Showcase Hosted By Billy Wayne Davis

Doc's Lab & Comedy Central Present

The Bay Area Clusterfest Showcase Hosted By Billy Wayne Davis

Amy Miller, Matt Lieb, Irene Tu, Drew Platt, DJ Real, Joseph Nguyen, Nicole Calasich, Torio Van Grol, Mary Van Note, Krista Fatka

Mon, May 1, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Doc's Lab

San Francisco, CA

$10.00 - $12.00

There is a 2 item minimum per guest, and seating is on a first come, first serve basis.

The Bay Area Clusterfest Showcase Hosted By Billy Wayne Davis
The Bay Area Clusterfest Showcase Hosted By Billy Wayne Davis
Formerly known as “Comics to Watch”, this live, new talent showcase is an important step in the talent development process at Comedy Central with several performers from past “CTW” showcases having gone on to make various more appearances on Comedy Central including “The Half Hour” which for many of the comedians, is their first solo stand-up special.

Past Comics to Watch include: Ramon Rivas, “The Half Hour;” Naomi Ekperigin, “The Half Hour” and “Broad City” writer; Josh Johnson, “Kevin Hart Presents: Hart of the City,” and “”The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” writer; Matt Ingebretson and Adam Lustick, the upcoming Comedy Central scripted series “Hampton Deville;” Kurt Braunohler, Comedy Central one-hour special “Trust Me;” Mark Normand, upcoming one-hour special “Amy Schumer Presents Mark Normand: Don’t Be Yourself;” and Michael Che, “Saturday Night Live” Weekend Update co-anchor and former “Daily Show” correspondent.

This Bay Area Showcase is hosted by Billy Wayne Davis.

Since getting his start in his hometown of Nashville, TN, Billy Wayne Davis has performed in virtually every corner of the United States. He has appeared on NBC's Last Comic Standing, WTF with Marc Maron, Tru TV, and written for NFL on FOX. His festival credits include the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot, and Sketchfest in San Francisco. His Rooftop Records release, "Billy Wayne Davis" was featured on Sirius XM and named one of Paste Magazine's Top Ten comedy albums of 2012.

Billy Wayne currently resides in the Silverlake neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA.
Amy Miller
Amy Miller
Originally from Oakland, California Amy found her comedy chops in the Bay Area scene and is still a favorite at the San Francisco Punch Line and Cobb’s Comedy Club. After a move to Portland, Amy quickly rose to the top of the Northwest comedy scene, winning Portland’s Funniest Comedian in Helium Comedy Club’s contest, as well as being voted Portland’s Funniest 2013 and 2015 in the Willamette Week.

Amy was a breakout favorite in Season 9 of Last Comic Standing. Roseanne Barr called her “a star” and a “contender for next alpha female comedian.” Keenen Ivory Wayans said she had one of the “fiercest jokes he had ever heard.” Amy spent several years in Portland being alpha and fierce and getting rained on, but now lives in LA where she’s a lot drier. Solid Gold is her first album.
Matt Lieb
Matt Lieb
Lieb is a comedian, writer, actor and street musician/Bone Thugs-N-Harmony cover band. He was named "one of my all-time favorite Bay Area performers" by the award-winning SF blog Courting Comedy and, in that same post, described as "extremely talented, charmingly dark and genuinely pleasant". Matt Lieb was the winner of the 2004 KZSC Comedy Competition, has performed with Brent Weinbach, Moshe Kasher, Mary Van Note, Ronna & Beverly and has opened for W. Kamau Bell, Jasper Redd and San Francisco's premier sketch comedy troupe Killing My Lobster. His jokes have been featured on Rooftopcomedy.com and Reddit.com, and even reached the front page of Reddit with a submission to r/standupshots. He has also performed at the Los Angeles Comedy Festival, and has been selected to perform at this years S.H.I.T.S & Giggles Comedy Festival in Arcata, California.
Irene Tu
Irene Tu
Irene Tu is a San Francisco-based stand-up comedian, writer, and actor. In 2016, she was named one of the “Bay Area’s 11 Best Stand Up Comedians” by the SFist and one of 20 “Women to Watch” by KQED. She has been featured in SF Sketchfest, Limestone Comedy Festival, RIOT LA and on Seeso and Viceland. Irene hosts several popular shows in the Bay Area: Man Haters, Hysteria, The Mission Position, and Millennials Ruin Everything (they do). You can follow her @irene_tu. irenetu.com
Drew Platt
Drew Platt
DREW PLATT IS A STANDUP COMIC FROM SOUTH MISSISSIPPI WHO STARTED DOING COMEDY IN NEW ORLEANS. AFTER DOING SEVERAL FESTIVALS IN THE SOUTH INCLUDING SXSW AND FUN, FUN, FUN FEST HE MOVED TO SAN FRANCISCO WHERE HE'S PERFORMED AT SOME OF THE COUNTRIES BEST COMEDY CLUBS, INCLUDING THE PUNCH LINE, COBB'S COMEDY CLUB AND DOC'S LAB. DREW HAS OPENED FOR COMEDIANS SUCH AS LOUIS C.K., SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE'S DARRELL HAMMOND, DAVID ALAN GRIER AND MANY MORE.
DJ Real
DJ Real
Nick Stargu is a musician, comedian, writer and filmmaker who is best known for his musical comedy act, DJ REAL, which has been featured at Outside Lands, San Francisco Sketchfest Comedy Festival , Bridgetown Comedy Festival and more! He most recently appeared on the TV show “Flophouse” on Viceland. And he’s opened for Devo! Nick also performs as Imaginary Radio with comedy partner, Drennon Davis. They have performed at SXSW, SF Sketchfest, the Funny or Die Oddball Festival and has appeared on NBC’s newly released "Comedy Show Show” on SeesoTV.

"The word ‘innovative’ is typically over used in the bay area, in this case it actually applies. ‘DJ Real‘ uses a combination of technology and sound that keeps you laughing while at the same time wondering ‘how is he doing that?" - www.brokeassstuart.com

"...DJ REAL was a very strange, and strangely wonderful combination of lo-fi recording artist and Andy Kaufman comedian..." - SF Weekly
Joseph Nguyen
Joseph Nguyen
Subtle but sharp, laid-back yet engaging, Joe Nguyen is the smart slacker beloved by audiences for his easygoing delivery and well-written jokes. Raised in the state of Georgia by immigrants of Vietnamese and Jewish descent, Joe was destined to become a stand-up comedian. His unique perspective and likeable stage presence have made him a favorite at clubs, colleges, niche shows and private events throughout the country.

Joe is a regular at the Punch Line in San Francisco and Sacramento, Cobb’s Comedy Club in SF and Rooster T. Feathers in Sunnyvale. He won the 2009 Russian River Comedy Competition and has been featured on KOFY TV in the Bay Area. Joe tours nationally with the Mahatma Moses Comedy Tour and was featured in the Kung Pao Kosher Comedy show.
Nicole Calasich
Nicole Calasich
Nicole Calasich is a comedian and writer based out of San Francisco. When she's not confusing people with her sweet orphan-face and jerk sarcasm combo, she spends her time performing stand-up comedy at The San Francisco Punch Line, The San Jose Improv, Rooster T. Feather's, Doc's Lab and more.

Her comedy takes on hot-button issues like: "How great are avocados, you guys? Seriously, so great. Am I right?" and "Remember Living Single?" It gets deep, guys. For real.

Her past sketch work with Sunshine Fortress and the all female group, Boner Patrol, enjoyed admission to SF Sketchfest three years running and quickly garnered "On the Lookout" status from the SF Weekly, respectively.

She's an absurdist and a lover of pets as long as she doesn't have to keep them alive. She can't wait to meet your dog and/or cat.
Torio Van Grol
Torio Van Grol
Torio Van Grol was first discovered by a gentleman naturalist in 1676, causing an uproar among the clergy, who claimed that he was placed on Earth by God as a test of faith. After much careful study, Torio has been widely accepted as real, though some controversy lingers. Many people believe that early humans coexisted peacefully with him, even caring for him and riding on his back as a form of transportation.
But Torio is not strong enough to carry people, instead relying on speed, cunning and a bulletproof eBay rating for survival. His primary habitat is the comedy clubs of the Bay Area, California, but he has been spotted as far south as San Diego and as far north as Sonoma, grazing on the region's naturally plentiful burritos. Torio is highly prized for his jokes, which are rumored to have aphrodisiacal properties. He is both fascinating and terrifying to children.

Torio produces comedy shows throughout the bay, including the popular Back Alley Comedy shows that began in Sonoma. He recently performed in the Rooster T. Feathers comedy competition, in which he finished runner-up, and was apart of the Santa Cruz Fringe Festival and Sacramento Comedy Fest in 2014.
Mary Van Note
Mary Van Note
Mary Van Note is a stand-up comedienne of the weird variety. She is the creator and star of the award winning Independent Film Channel web series "The Mary Van Note Show: Gavin Really Wants Me." She is a SF Weekly Masterminds grant recipient, a seven-time SF Sketchfest performer, and an Andy Kaufman Award Semi-Finalist. The San Francisco Bay Guardian called her a “Zine-Queen Comedian” as she regularly makes zines, crafts and mini-comics. Her specialties are stick-figures and cross-stitch.

“A Gracie Allen for the new millennium, Van Note’s comedic styling is truly unique, as she combines elements of raunchy slapstick with charmingly innocent self-deprecation.” – Flypmedia.com


“Van Note’s film shorts reminded us of Andy Samberg’s digital shorts for SNL, but darker. Like all good comedians, she makes us laugh by being brutally honest. She’s crude and vulnerable at the same time. And she’s hella funny.” – SF Weekly
Krista Fatka
Krista Fatka
Krista Fatka is an Oakland-based comic and writer. With over a decade of performance experience in circus and theater, she’s as comfortable on stage as she is in a room full of clowns. Which is to say, pretty comfy. She produces a regular show at The San Francisco Punch Line called The Charm Offensive. You may of seen her at one of many festivals in the Bay Area like SF Sketchfest, Outside Lands and The San Francisco International Comedy Competition.
Venue Information:
Doc's Lab
124 Columbus Ave
San Francisco, CA, 94133
http://www.docslabsf.com