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Comedy Godfather, City Outsider

San Francisco's

Boone Ashworth

April 13, 2018

“Humans! Listen to my face hole!” Tony Sparks has been on stage long enough to know how to capture attention. He stands behind the mic at a sparsely occupied bar on a Monday night. He is two acts into an open mic show. “Hey, humans!” Sparks shouts from inside the spotlight. “Even y’all in the ...

Open City: A Week of Comedy Open Mics in SF

May 13, 2013

  By Molly Sanchez Photos by Frank Leal By day I am a journalist. I sit in classes, carry a voice recorder in my purse, and find clever ways to mock my superiors within the confines of the Chicago style. But by night I am a standup comic. I sit in bars, carry a voice recorder in my p...

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