Nato Green & Friends

Doc's Lab, KALW & Learn From Me Comedy Present

Nato Green & Friends

Kate Willett, Matt Lieb, Kelly Anneken, Josef Anolin, Natasha Muse, Dash Kwiatkowski, Shanti Charan

Tue, October 27, 2015

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

Doc's Lab

San Francisco, CA

$8.00 - $10.00

Nato Green
Nato Green
Nato Green was summed up more or less accurately by The East Bay Express as, “erudite and acerbic, a San Francisco-raised father, union organizer, gastronome, bibliophile, and political sparkplug.” His podcast The Nato Sessions is produced by 3200 Stories. His first comedy album, The Nato Green Party, was released by Rooftop Comedy. Nato has been named San Francisco's Best Comedian by the SF Weekly, Huffington Post, and CBS.

Nato is the creator of Iron Comic, the Iron Chef-spoofing comedy game show he co-hosts with Moshe Kasher. Nato has a regular column in the San Francisco Examiner, and his humor commentaries have appeared in VICE, Truthdig, Huffington Post, the San Francisco Bay Guardian, The Rumpus, and The Bold Italic. He also hosts FSFSF, a short spotlight on Bay Area comedy that airs every weekday during NPR's All Things Considered on 91.7FM KALW. Nato wrote for Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell on FX and toured nationally with W. Kamau Bell & Janine Brito as Laughter Against the Machine.
Kate Willett
Kate Willett
Kate Willett is a comedian, actress, and writer whose raunchy feminist storytelling is both smart and relatable. She has been featured on Viceland’s FLOPHOUSE and her appearance on Comedy Central’s THIS IS NOT HAPPENING was on Splitsider’s list of “2016’s Best Late Night Standup Sets.” In the past, she toured with Margaret Cho nationally and internationally and has featured with comedians like Kyle Kinane, Jen Kirkman, Ali Wong, Dana Gould, and Greg Behrendt.

She has appeared in the Just for Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival, Limestone Comedy Festival, High Plains, Big Sky Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest (5 years in a row), and most recently Laughing Skull. Earlier this year she was a “Comic to Watch” at the LA RIOT festival.

She will next be seen on Season 2 of NIGHT TRAIN WITH WYATT CENAC for Seeso. Her comedy album “Glass Gutter” will be released on May 26.

“Kate Willett is a woman on the rise. Willett achieves a perfect blend of smart and filthy when she takes the stage.” –SF Weekly

“As my opener, she buried me! Fortunately we were performing in a mortuary.” — Kyle Kinane
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.
Kelly Anneken
Kelly Anneken
Kelly Anneken is what happens when Kim Kardashian looks like Bette Midler and tweets like Roseanne. This Oakland-based funny person and all-around swell gal performs standup comedy and is a regular at the Punch Line San Francisco, Cobb’s and Rooster T. Feathers. Kelly has appeared at Iowa’s Green Gravel Comedy Festival and Boston’s Women in Comedy Festival. Her debut comedy release “Twenty Minutes to Sell” is available wherever digital recordings are sold.
Josef Anolin
Josef Anolin
Josef Anolin is a premier, up-and-coming performer boasting verve and nerve where “Def” meets deft. Josef reflects an eclectic appeal; a product of his melting pot, Bay Area upbringing and Filipino/Japanese American heritage. Onstage he’s known for on-point punditry, stylish substance and a palpable, affable freshness.

His humor has been described as, “incredulously profound while simultaneously embodying a playful deviousness. Challenging one stereotype or social norm one moment, to championing another with a faux willful ignorance the next.”

He currently co-produces 2 awesome monthly shows in San Francisco: "Live At Deluxe" & "Haters Gonna Hate" and if you'd like can be followed on social media sites @josefanolin
Natasha Muse
Natasha Muse
Natasha Muse is the C3P0 of San Francisco comedy: she's been mistaken for a golden god but in reality she's a bumbling gay robot. SF Weekly declared her the "Funniest Tranny in SF." She's a member of the stand-up collective the Business; has been in such comedy festivals as the SF Sketchfest and Bridgetown; and is a regular at the SF Punchline, Cobb's Comedy Club and Doc's Lab.
Natasha's comedy is so good it's not even funny.
Dash Kwiatkowski
Dash Kwiatkowski
Dash Kwiatkowski is a chubby nerd. He's into comic books and jokes. Dash now works the San Francisco Punch Line, the Sac Punch Line, and Cobbs Comedy club. He's opened for Emmy Award winners Paul Mecurio and Adam Yenser, MTV's Chris Distefano, and Last Comic Standing's Dat Phan. His writing has been featured in Savage Henry Independent Times, and he has participated in the Savage Henry Comedy Festival. He's also been featured in SF Sketchfest three years in a row. He's really into Dim Sum. He has dope sideburns, but it's not a Wolverine thing, so be cool about it.
Shanti Charan
Shanti Charan
Shanti Charan's bubbly personality and contagious smile lure in audiences and her comedic abilities keeps them laughing. She is a fast-rising fresh face in the Bay Area comedy scene. Her ability to formulate quick connections makes it easy for her to communicate with diverse audiences. She won 1st place in the 2011 Rooster T Feather's Comedy Competition and participated in the 2011 San Francisco International Comedy Competition where she advanced to the semi-finals. Charan was recently awarded SF Weekly's 2012 Best Stand-Up on the Way Up. SF Weekly says Charan's writing "is clever and confident beyond her years."
Venue Information:
Doc's Lab
124 Columbus Ave
San Francisco, CA, 94133
http://www.docslabsf.com