You're Making it Worse w/ Kurt Metzger & Barry Crimmins

Doc's Lab & Learn From Me Comedy Present

You're Making it Worse w/ Kurt Metzger & Barry Crimmins

Kurt Metzger, Barry Crimmins

Thu, February 23, 2017

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

Doc's Lab

San Francisco, CA



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Kurt Metzger
Kurt Metzger
Besides regularly performing in New York City's premiere comedy clubs, Kurt Metzger's credits include performing on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," Comedy Central's "Live at Gotham," Showtime's "White Boyz in the Hood" and VH1's "Best Week Ever."

In 2011, Kurt released his full hour CD "Kurt Metzger Talks to Young People About Sex" and was added to Comedy Central's "Hot List." Kurt has had his own half-hour special for "Comedy Central Presents," has appeared on Comedy Central's "Important Things with Demetri Martin," and IFC's "Z-Rock". He also voiced the character, Randall on Comedy Central's "Ugly Americans." Previously, he was the standout comedian at the JFL Montreal Comedy Festival's New Faces showcase and was a Semi-Finalist on NBC's "Last Comic Standing".

He's written for "Chappelle's Show," various Celebrity Roasts on Comedy Central, and several other Spike and VH1 programs. He is currently a staffed writer on "Inside Amy Schumer" for Comedy Central and is a consulting producer on "The Approval Matrix," an upcoming series from Neal Brennan for The Sundance Channel. Kurt is also a producer on the upcoming Jim Norton TV pilot for VICE. In the acting word, Kurt recently guest starred on an episode of "Inside Amy Schumer." July 11th, 2014 will mark the release of Kurt's Comedy Central Special entitled, "White Precious."
Barry Crimmins
Barry Crimmins
Hi everybody, Barry Crimmins here.

You may not have heard of me. I'm OK with that. Really. I may not have heard of you although I'm sure you're a lovely person but this is my bio so let's focus on me.

I'm the subject of Bobcat Goldthwait's Sundance-debuted, critically-acclaimed and award-winning documentary, Call Me Lucky, now streaming on Netflix all over the world.

I grew up in Skaneateles, NY. I went on to note as the founder of the Ding Ho Comedy Club in Cambridge (Ma) and Stitches in Boston. I produced shows. I performed in them. I helped many great comics by treating them decently and encouraging originality. Their names are all over the press about the movie. They are in the movie. They are great comics and greater friends.

I have done concert tours with Jackson Browne, Billy Bragg, Dar Williams, Michelle Shocked, Utah Phillips and my dear, dear pals Steven Wright and Bill Morrissey. I opened for Warren Zevon 9 times.

I am noted as a political satirist as well as a political and social activist. I've failed to stop all the major wars — and the minor ones, too. My career was greatly augmented by the guidance I received from the late preeminent historian Howard Zinn, who was a very dear friend. Even Kurt Vonnegut was kind to, and supportive of, me. I appeared on C-SPAN with him. We had a lot of laughs. So it went.

Mobilization for Survival presented me with the Peace Leadership Award in 1991, the year the Gulf Wars began. There was very little competition for it that year. Noam Chomsky presented it to me. I received the Courage of Conscience Award from the Peace Abbey in Massachusetts on the same day it was presented to Dr. Maya Angelou. Howard Zinn handed me that statue, which is kind of a left-wing Heisman Trophy. But who cares? I was never on a sitcom so some people haven't heard of me and think I've been somehow cheated. They are wrong. I got to hang around with a zillion great comics, tremendous musicians, and remarkable thinkers and doers. I've gotten to perform thousands of times before audiences in North and Central America and Europe. I haven't had to have a real job since the 70's. It makes me smile to type that.

I have written for TV and radio – The Dennis Miller Show, an ACE-nominated Kevin Meaney HBO special and all kinds of stuff at Air America Radio where I was a senior writer, producer and correspondent. I was a contributor to the Boston Phoenix for 20 years. I authored a book of essays for 7 Stories Press called "Never Shake Hands With a War Criminal" My new book for 7 Stories is due out in 2016.
Venue Information:
Doc's Lab
124 Columbus Ave
San Francisco, CA, 94133