Second Nature Improv with Special Guest Monologists Midori, Andrew Leland and Daniel Handler
Thursday - Saturday July 24-26
8PM - $20.00
The SF Playhouse Stage 2533 Sutter, San Francisco
SATURDAY SHOW IS GOING TO SELL OUT
http://www.sfimprovfestival.com for tickets online
415-863-1076 for phone reservations
Second Nature is the premiere long form improv comedy troupe at the University of Southern California. They perform high quality improv shows every Friday night at the Ground Zero Performance Cafe. They also run Fracas! one of the largest and most respected collegiate improv festivals in the country.
This is their first year at The San Francisco Improv Festival and will be performing Armando with these very special San Francisco Monologists:
Thursday July 24th Guest Monologist: Midori
An educator and columnist on adventurous sexuality, she's also the author of "The Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage", "Master Han's Daughter" and "Wild Side Sex: The Book Kink". Midori travels the world presenting to universities, education events, organizations and media. She's known for her humanistic, humorous and warm classes that help people to spice up their sex lives and encourage self-discovery and personal growth. www.planetmidori.com
Friday July 25th Guest Monologist: Andrew Leland
To all accounts, Andrew Leland dropped out of college to become the managing editor of The Believer, a national monthly literary magazine based in San Francisco that stresses the interconnectivity of books to pop culture, politics, art, and music. He also serves as managing editor of the magazine's imprint, Believer Books. His writing has appeared in BOMB magazine and SF Weekly. Mr. Leland has served as a Judge for the Jackson Phelan Tanenbaum Literary Awards.
Saturday July 26th Guest Monologist: Daniel Handler
aka Lemony Snicket
Daniel Handler is the author of the literary novels The Basic Eight, Watch Your Mouth, and, most recently, Adverbs. Under the name Lemony Snicket he has also written a sequence of books for children, known collectively as A Series of Unfortunate Events, which have sold more than fifty-three million copies and were the basis of a film starring Jim Carrey. His intricate and witty writing style has won him numerous fans for his critically acclaimed literary work and his wildly successful children's books.
Born and raised in San Francisco, Handler attended Wesleyan University and returned to his hometown after graduating. He co-founded the magazine American Chickens! with illustrator Lisa Brown (with whom he soon became smitten), and they moved to New York City, where Handler eventually sold his first novel after working as a book and film critic for several newspapers. He continued to write, and he and his wife returned to San Francisco, where they now live with their child.
Handler has worked intermittently in film and music, most recently in collaboration with composer Nathaniel Stookey on a piece commissioned by the San Francisco Symphony, titled The Composer Is Dead (the book with CD will be released in 2008). An adjunct accordionist for the music group The Magnetic Fields, he is also now a member of the post-punk combo Danny & the Kid. He is the screenwriter of the film Rick, a revamp of the Verdi opera Rigoletto, and the film adaptation of Joel Rose's novel Kill the Poor. He is the author of Lemony Snicket: The Unauthorized Biography, The Beatrice Letters, and Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can't Avoid. Handler has also written for The New York Times, Newsday, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Believer, Chickfactor, and various anthologies, including The Best American Mystery Stories 2005.
He was crowned last year at the prestigious Literary Death Match at Litquake for not only his literary prowess but his mean small basketball toss. In other words, Daniel Handler is the MAN. http://www.redroom.com/author/daniel-handler
Also performing with Second Nature is Co-Sponsor Un-Scripted Theater Company!
Also check out the Northbeach stage with Mark Baratelli's Improv Cabaret and The Uncle Ukulele Show from Minneapolis Minnesota at The Purple Onion! Week Three combines Musical with Literary!
Causes Shaun Landry Supports
The Alzheimer's Foundation, NAACP, Breast Cancer Foundation, Gilda's Club.