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Opening weekend of Panderfest went fantastically well – here’s the ridiculous (and ridiculously kickass!) promo from the weekend’s madness put together by Mission Control’s comedy overlord organization, PianoFight!!


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Dino Run

We land at Logan International Airport and what should happen as soon as we get out of our cab?  Well, on our way to the smartly appointed Hotel Marlow we passed by the Science Museum and encountered something that only the visionary Steven Spielberg could have conjured up.  Thank god we had all seen the documentary Jurassic Park by Mr. Spielberg and used Jeff Goldblum as bait to lure this giant biped away from our heels.


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Crisis Hopkins’ April Off-Night Spectacular features the local comedy force Killing My Lobster. A Bay Area non-profit theater and film production company, KML has been hailed by the SF Chronicle as “the closest thing San Francisco has to Second City”. They’ve been producing original sketch shows for over 10 years in San Francisco and were voted “Best Comedy Group” by the Bay Guardian and SF Weekly. They live in a compound, share sex mates, and raise their offspring communally.

As always, Crisis Hopkins will start the show with improv, and Anthony will close it with freestyle. Joining the freestyle part of the show will be special guests MC Daveed Diggs, Jelly Donut, Aimee Miles and local band The Department of Transportation (Olive Mitra, Michael Smith, & Brian Rodvien).

Crisis Hopkins’ Off-Night Spectacular
with special guests Killing My Lobster

Wednesday April 30th, 8pm
at The Climate Theater
285 9th St. at Folsom, SF

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Twilight Zone at the Dark Room
We’re staging Rod Serling’s “The Time Element”, as part of Twilight Zone V at the Dark Room. Pete Jenson, a bookie, has a recurring dream in which he wakes up in a Honolulu hotel room on the eve of the attacks on Pearl Harbor. Jenson eventually becomes convinced that he is in fact a time traveler and tries to prevent the attacks. Directed by Chris Hayes, dramaturged by Sam Shaw, and starring Bryce Byerley and a bevy of local improvisers, “The Time Element” is often called “the lost pilot” of the Twilight Zone. The episode, penned by Serling when he was in college, was purchased but never used in the Twilight Zone series. It ended up as an episode of “The Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse”, with Desi Arnez in the Serling/Narrator role.

Crisis Hopkins presents:
Rod Serling’s “The Time Element”

3 performances only!
April 4th 8pm
April 5th 8pm
April 6th 3pm matinee
At The Dark Room
2263 Mission at 19th, SF

Directed by Chris Hayes
With Bryce Byerley, Sam Shaw, Aimee Miles, Dan Foley, the Libby Boys, and a special appearance by Paul Jennings as Desi Arnez.

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