The Narcissists are coming out of their tomb for a messianic return to the 50 Mason Social House! We’ve got some fantastic talent lined up, with standup from Scott Simpson & Zorba Jevon Hughes, and improv from newcomers Tiny Dancer, up-and-comers The Carol Bourne Identity, and, of course, the Narcissists themselves, fresh off their success in Sacramento.
Don’t miss out! It’s just five bucks for a fabulous night of comedy at the best bar in the worst neighborhood in the city.
50 Mason Social House
Saturday, March 30
Title: The Narcissists Hit the Road
Location: ComedySportz Sacramento
Link out: Click here
Description: The Narcissists are finally taking their act on the road with their good friends Classy Pants, doing shows at the Sacramento ComedySportz theater! Catch a couple Narcissists guesting with Classy Pants in the 8PM ComedySportz show, and then stick around for the Narcissists to perform EGO in the 10PM slot!
Start Time: 20:00
Narcissists Anonymous is back with another comedy showcase! With standup from Josh Waldron & Molly Sanchez, and improv from The Recchia and newcomers Mindless Confidence (what a nicely narcissistic name!), we’re gonna show Santa he’s passé.
There will be a White Elephant giveaway during intermission, gifts from the Narcissists to you, proving we don’t need a creepy, ancient fat dude crawling around our roofs at night.
Come out 7-10PM on the 15th, and join us for a three-hour night of good beer, hard laughs, and fun times.
50 Mason Social House!
7 to 10pm!
Once, there was a hero. A hero who stood for what was right. Who stood for America. Who rose above the hardships and fallacies of modern living. Who would not let poverty stop him, no. Who would not let sad brunettes stop him, no. Who would not let manic-depressive, breaking-and-entering neighbors stop him, no. Who would not let even Oakland stop him, NO!
But that hero must leave us.
Great Britain has called him to Its aid, and he has heeded the call.
Come celebrate Sigmond’s life as he performs his last show with Narcissists Anonymous. The Narcissists will perform with their friends Classy Pants, and pay homage to what was, what is, what will be, the truest incarnation of narcissism this side of national politics.
Then help us kill him.
Cuz fuck England.
The funeral of the year is at Shotwell Studios. September 9th! 8pm!
Tickets are $10! Or $7 if you purchase here!
Leela Presents: Narcissists Anonymous! (also Robot Butler and the Armando Diaz Theatrical Experience)
Narcissists Anonymous has come a long way – our first show was in a backyard and was shut down by police, others were drowned out by the sirens blaring outside (responding to a stabbing outside the theater), and still others happened to feature stage lights that burned out halfway through the show.
But now, we only play in real venues.
The Narcissists are performing on Saturday, August 4th at the Ninth Street Independent Film Center. We will be playing alongside the Leela team Robot Butler and Leela’s Armando team, made up of fantastic improvisers from around the Bay Area.
Come help us stroke our Ego!
Get tickets here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/257092
147 9th Street, San Francisco (between Mission and Howard)
August 4th – 8pm
The good comics always go first.
Make sure you pay your respects by coming to the Big, Fat, Narcissist Comedy Nite tomorrow and laughing away the pain.
50 Mason Social House – 50 Mason Street, San Francisco
$5 at the door
Prepare yourselves for the raucous return of those fabled bar-prov demigods, Narcissists Anonymous, to their old stomping grounds at the 50 Mason Social House. After 5 months of doing shows in theaters, the Narcissists have realized that they don’t need to do 4 hours on their own.
In fact, we were usually too drunk to improvise that much anyway. So this time, we’re bringing friends!
The most booze-soaked comedy event of the summer will feature improvised comedy from Moosehead, The Recchia, and Elemental Improv, as well as stand-up from long-time Narcissist Show favorites Molly Sanchez and Ryan Brown and the introduction of Felix Harry.
All this theater, tragedy, comedy, and alcohol will be capped off by your favorite (probably) and best looking (at least we think so) group of improvisers in the United States (that performs at the 50 Mason) – Narcissists Anonymous!
Show starts at 8pm – $5 cover at the door
50 Mason Social House
50 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Toward the end of my time in theater school, the head of our playwriting department challenged me to write something that I had always wanted to write but never knew how to. I knew immediately that what I wanted to create was Rock ‘n Roll Theater. I wanted to imbue theater with the energy I felt in the mosh pits at Isla Vista’s BIKO co-op or Bad Religion concerts. So I tried writing shows about drugs, and that was boring. So I tried putting punk songs into scenes, and that was pretty lame too.
I gave up on the idea for a while, figuring the answer would come to me when I least expected. And after the formation of Narcissists Anonymous, I felt like I was finally on the right path. Our first performance was a debauched short-form show in Seabert’s back yard, which was cut short after the cops told us to wrap it up. The afterparty, 2 miles away, was also shut down by the police. Very good signs.
After a few shows that went surprisingly well despite that fact that we all ended up drunker than our college-aged audiences, our future teammate, Kyna, booked a show for us at the bar where her band had played on-and-off. When we got there, the bar manager asked me how many guitars we had and if we had enough room to set up our drums. Another step in the right direction.
These moments rolled through my mind as Seabert and I drove down the 101 to represent the Narcissists at UC Santa Barbara’s IMPROVATHON. UCSB is where I had first struggled with the idea of rock ‘n roll theater, and even if it wasn’t fully realized yet, I knew that Isla Vista would provide a pretty raucous time.
Our show was an hour long, and we were the last group to perform before the event’s host, Improvability, took the stage. It is probably best to perform toward the beginning of a marathon festival, when the audience is more awake, but our show was cool nonetheless. Our first 25 minutes we did some montage scenes with a couple of my friends from UCSB’s longform team Sketch ‘n Sniff, and then closed it with Seabert and I performing a 2-person version of the Narcissists longform EGO. The show was great, with each of us playing multiple characters in a story about a jittery jazz lover named Daddy-O seeking the passion he needs to go from voyeur to artist. Beside the chemistry we’ve developed over performing together for years before Narcissists Anonymous was born, what made the show work so well was my current improv theory obsession, having strong viewpoints.
We drained the rest of the beer in our red cups, and proceeded to go to the best improv afterparty I’ve ever experienced. Without going into too much detail, there were old friends, new friends, drinks, pills, powders, and Seabert was about to make a pretty good connection until he couldn’t tell the girl what her name was.
I feel like improv has the power to harness that unpredictable rock ‘n roll energy because it by definition is unpredictable, and fully acknowledges the presence of the audience. While I haven’t crowd surfed at a show yet, it’s just a matter of time.
Now come punk the theater when the Narcissists return to the 50 Mason Social House on July 19th, this time hosting a night of kick ass improv and stand-up comedy. (More details soon!)
Also, on July 9th we will be playing with Chick Flick and Moosehead at the Traveling Jewish Theater. Details here: http://www.facebook.com/events/413665732012925/
The Narcissists return to San Francisco’s Mission District after their riotous (and debaucherous) success at Santa Barbara’s IMPROVATHON, which followed their riotous (and debaucherous) success at the Endgames THUNDERDOME.
Now that we have unveiled our new hit show, EGO, to the world, or egos are larger than ever — which makes for brilliantly fearless longform improv. Therefore, you, my friends, are the beneficiaries of our inflated self-worth.
We will opening the show for our friends, hoboFish, at one of the Mission’s most popular comedy theaters, The Dark Room.
The show starts at 10pm on Saturday, June 16th, and tickets are $10.
Reserve your tickets here.
The Dark Room Theater
2263 Mission Street (between 18th and 19th Streets)
San Francisco, CA 94110
Facebook event: hoboFish with Narcissists Anonymous
To the sound of thunderous applause, Narcissists Anonymous cracked open its bottle of lightning to win the Thunderdome Improv Cage Match in early May.
Come down to StageWerx in the Mission to see two new teams duke it out, followed by the Narcissists’ return to the Thunderdome’s stage.
This will be the premiere of our brand new (still untitled) show, which will blow your mind, melt your heart, and moisten your pants.
The show will be followed by an open improv jam. So come on down, have some beers, get your improv on, and be the first to see the latest offering from your favorite egotists!
StageWerx – 446 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Show at 8:00pm – Admission $7 – Refreshments available