Past Event

The Setup: Storytelling: A Funny Thing Happened


All ages

From the organizer

Thursday, March 23, and every Thursday, 8pm

Every Thursday The Setup presents San Francisco's only weekly storytelling show. We bring you bestselling authors, Emmy-Award winning writers, TED speakers, stars of The Moth Radio hour, Snap Judgment and accomplished comedic voices in an intimate setting right in the heart of San Francisco.

The show features six, true, 10-minute stories, told live without notes in a beer basement that feels like your living room. Funny, intimate (easy now, not like that), and engaging it's a great way to spend your Thursday. We always have an intermission so there is plenty time to chat, meet new people and tell your own stories.

Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Drinks are available throughout the venue,. Ages 21 and up.

Your hosts for the evening are:

Richard Sarvate
Richard is a Bay Area native who spent 10 years working as a programmer. He's quit the tech industry for good and is now a stand up comedian and storyteller. His mother is a schizophrenic. All of this is fodder for the stage. He's a favorite at the SF Punch Line, he tours internationally, and has worked with superstars like Roseanne Barr.

Abhay Nadkarni
Abhay started stand up in the gritty neighborhood of downtown LA. As an outsider, his act centers around him trying to fit into the American way of life. He's an impressionist, comedian, and creator of the Desi Comedy Fest, the largest South Asian comedy festival in the United States. He's appeared on CBS and has been part of the World Series of Comedy, Ventura Comedy Festival, and SF Sketchfest.

David Nihill
Leaving Dublin, Ireland, where he was born and raised until the age of 22, David got drunk on travel and never quite hit the sobriety of it. A multiple Moth Storyslam winner, Grandslam finalist and occasional host David has also told tales at Porchlight, The Naked Truth, Fireside and Litquake. Always a funny storyteller, these days he calls San Francisco home when immigration officials permit.

Presented by The Setup: Storytelling: A Funny Thing Happened

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