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Nevada City Film Festival Winter Comedy Show

Nevada City Film Festival Comedy Show, photos by Kial James Photography

Looking for an evening of laughter, check out the upcoming Nevada City Film Festival Winter Comedy Show, March 25th and 26th at the historic Nevada Theatre.

Andy Kindler is known in comedy circles as a troublemaker.  Originally from New York, and now complaining from California, he annoys people all over the world.  Andy was a frequent guest and correspond for The Late Show with David Letterman with over 40 appearances.  Each summer at the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal he delivers the State of the Industry address to a packed ballroom filled with comics and Hollywood industry types.  He is infamous for his scathing attacks on the world of entertainment, including the previously taboo practice of making fun of his fellow comedians.  Just as the comedy boom of the nineties was imploding, Andy wrote the “Hack’s for Handbook” for National Lampoon.  This ‘how-to’ guide satirized and exposed tired comedy formulas.

Ian Abramson is from Moreno Valley, California, where he learned to walk, read, and drive, but not in that order.  His stand-up is a mix of precise wordplay, longer emotionally absurd jokes, and larger conceptual pieces.  In 2014, Chicago Magazine named Ian “Best Experimental Comedian” and also listed him in a separate article as one of the “16 Comedians You Should See This Fall”.  In the fall of 2015 Ian was LA Weekly’s Best Up-and-Coming Comedian.

Also performing in the Winter Comedy Shows are Maria Bamford (Arrested Development, Comedy Central), John Early (Girls, Broad City), Kate Berlant (SXSW, SF Sketchfest) and Jackie Kashian and Talkies.

Want to win two tickets to the Nevada City Film Festival’s Winter Comedy Show with Andy Kindler and Ian Abramson, Friday, March 25, 9pm.  Leave a comment on the blog naming your favorite comedian of all time and why, winner will be announced on Wednesday, March 23rd.  And the winner of last weeks Ike’s Quarter Cafe giveaway is Melanie Glenn.

Nevada City, Nevada Theatre, photo by Kial James

© 2016 InnSide Nevada City, Photos by Kial James/Nevada City Scenics and submitted by Nevada City Film Festival

14 replies
  1. Emma Reagan
    Emma Reagan says:

    Favorites comedian is Chelsea handler because she’s not afraid to bear all and drink vodka while doing it!

  2. Diane Richards
    Diane Richards says:

    I have three comedians that are my ultimate all time favorites and I cannot just pick one.

    Johnny Carson – Enjoyed watching him on the Tonight Show growing up. Not only was he funny, he was a great magician, too. Loved his skits. My favorite skit was Carnac the Magnificent. He just had a certain charm about him. I also liked that in addition to having celebrities on his show, he also featured ordinary, everyday folks too. I also enjoyed when he had animals from different zoos on, too. May you forever RIP.

    Robin Williams – So dang funny, even when I first saw him on Mork and Mindy when I was in the 7th grade. Made great films, too. Sorry I never got to see him perform live. May you forever RIP.

    Steve Martin – I remember him on Saturday Night Live when I was a little girl doing his King Tut routine. I can’t wait to see him perform at Thunder Valley with Martin Short in August 🙂

    Eddie Murphy is a favorite of mine, but was my favorite when I was in high school. I remember first seeing him when I was in high school. Come Monday morning, we would be in class talking about all the skits he was in.

    I am torn about Bill Cosby. Enjoyed being entertained by him since I seen him on Sesame Street, doing the Jello Pudding commercials and The Fat Albert Show, in addition to appearing on Carson and other variety shows before The Cosby Show. I am happy I got to see him perform live, once, right before everything came out.

    I love comedy. I could go on and on with my list of favorite comedians 🙂

  3. sierra
    sierra says:

    Stand up, probably early Leno followed by Seinfeld and George Carlin. Acting would have to be Robin Williams. Group Monty Python, of course. Too difficult to pick just one.

  4. Jean Gilbert
    Jean Gilbert says:

    Favorite comedian of all time? That’s a tough one. I would have to say Richard Lewis – I love his hilarious angst and neurotic musings. I also loved Robin Williams because his comedy was so out there. Jerry Seinfeld gave me so many laughs, too. And Melissa McCarthy is flat out funny.

    • erin
      erin says:

      So many talented people, maybe we can see if the Nevada City Film Festival can invite them to the next show (obviously not Robin Williams, RIP).

  5. Melanie Glenn
    Melanie Glenn says:

    Too many to name, but if I had to choose a top favorite it would be Richard Pryor. Love, love, love him for his authentic, no-holds-bar-sometimes x-rated, always daring, envelope pushing, sometimes tragic and forever hysterical style.

  6. Flatpickerjoe
    Flatpickerjoe says:

    My favorite comic is Walker Glenn from around SF (originally from Grass Valley). You should definitely book him for a future engagement! He does a great routine on being a new father and on the regrets associated with tattoos.

    • erin
      erin says:

      Regrets on tattoos, that sounds interesting. It’s always good to give some home town love, Jesse, you hear this suggestion?

  7. Sydney
    Sydney says:

    Hard to choose but I’d have to say that my favorite comedian is Jerry Seinfeld. I’ll always have nastalgia with him because I grew up listening and watching him with my brothers and parents. No matter how many times I see the same material I laugh until my stomach hurts.

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