Our February Show
Trainwreck Cabaret captures the charm of off-color entertainment from the 1950s, with the sarcastic modern twist that could only come out of San Francisco. You’ll enjoy comedy, music, puppets, sword-swallowing, and burlesque. For your entertainment, we’ve captured the best local talent from many different genres and put them together for a show you’ll never forget. Please join us at San Francisco’s famous Dark Room Theater.
Allison Daniel Puppeteer Enamored with puppets since a young age, she in the past several years has pursued it as a career. While living in the midwest she would routinely work with many of the major Chicago production houses, recently including Chicago Dramatist's "10 Virgins," and Blair Thomas' production, "The Ox-Herder's Tale". Other Companies she has worked for include The Joffery ballet, The Marriott Theatre of Lincolnshire and Redmoon Theatre. In the spring of 2008 she was nominated for a Non-Equity Joseph Jefferson Award for her Puppet design of “The Nutcracker” with The House Theatre of Chicago. Her Puppets were featured on the 2009 Spring/ Summer issue of Puppetry International in their 40 under 40 issue. The Puppets she builds are as varied as the performances for which they were created. She has built 18” toys, to a six and a half foot tall body puppet, and many in between and beyond. See more at www.onefleacircus.com
Maria Affinito Opera Singer The power of her voice defies description.
Jason Gitlin Lost Soul As a classically trained trombonist, Jason has a long and successful musical career. He has delighted the public with his sublime music for two decades! And now he is making it funny, too. Jason is mixing the act of music with comedy creating a mind blowing experience that will make you want to go back to high school, sign up for the marching band, and learn the trombone!
Hernan Cortez Sword Swallower Wow!!! Is the only way to describe this amazing performer. Hernan has more than 20 years amusing children and adults alike with his extraordinary act. He goes beyond what a human body can do and he will show you the magic of the circus brought to the stage! This Daredevil preforms all over the Bay Area and he is definitely a treat to the eyes and the mind!
Francine Mean Burlesque Dancer Francine is the product of Vaudeville, Worker Bee's, and the American Dream. Inspired by classic Hollywood glamour, this Femme fatal intends to ignite you with delight! Brash and passionate Francine has an insatiable thirst for love, beauty and the unknown. This Fire eating, Burlesque performer may appear to have an icy exterior...but watch her work the stage and it is apparent she smolders within. You can see Francine Dead perform from one end of the bay to the other. Weither it be burlesque at RedHots or Fire for Hoodslam, this is an act not to be missed.
Patricia Misery Burlesque Dancer Her burlesque act defies description. Her Mystique
Eloisa Bravo Stand Up Comic Crazy comedy is her thing! Eloisa is a spicy Venezuelan that addresses the urban issues of a single woman. Packed with energy and cuteness she will make you laugh, assuming you are lucky enough to understand her accent. She was a semifinalist of Rooster T. Feathers comedy completion (2011) and has performed at the Purple Onion, Rooster T. Feathers, the Palm Beach Improv, the Miami Improv and the Hollywood Improv.
Sam Davidoff Stand Up Comic Sam is a Punch Line favorite, placed 2nd in the 2010 Walk the Plank Comedy Competition and could be Mark Zuckerberg’s long lost twin; David has headlined numerous colleges around the Bay Area, is the winner of the 2009 STC Young Comics Competition and was a “critics’ choice” in the North Bay Bohemian…
Brian Fields Host Dr. Fields (yes, this guy has a PHD) funny, outrageous, and shocking comedy has made him stand out in the San Francisco Comedy scene and it is consider to be the new Lenny Bruce (at least one person said so). He was Battle of the Bay finalist (2010) and has performed at the Purple Onion, Rooster T. Feathers and the San Jose
Adam McLaughlin Puppeteer His clever take on life is at times nerdy but always accessible and hilarious to all. Adam faces all subjects with a unique wit and savvy writing style to create jokes that are clever and insightful while silly and self-deprecating. Four years ago Adam started to go after his other passion Puppets and he has incorporated it to his already hilarious comedy. Regularly performs at San Francisco’s Purple Onion and Castagnola’s, seen at the Great American Comedy Festival and The San Francisco PunchLine.
Ryan Cronin Puppeteer Bay area based comedian and actor. Finalist in the San Francisco Battle of the Bay Comedy Competition, co-writer & member of AnimalTrash.com. Member of Nightlife on Mars and The Stand-Up Project. To get a preview of Ryan and Adam's puppet empire, visit their puppet lair.
Casey Grim Opera Singer Loud and unleashed, Casey Grim voices her observations with a sharp wit and no regrets and uses her many years of opera training most inappropriately. Her unique style and vivacious energy leave audiences gasping for breath in every venue she performs in. She is a regular in venues all over the bay area and has opened for Michael Meehan. Casey has been seen performing at the legendary Purple Onion, San Jose Improv, San Francisco Punchline, and NYC's Gotham Comedy Club.
Ruby White Burlesque Dancer This lovely lady brings us the art of burlesque to the modern stage. She has been performing for 8 years all over California and she will enchant you with her beauty and elegance. Her act is sexual and funny at the same time, bringing a full range of emotions to her audience.
Dottie Lux Burlesque Dancer Just like The City By The Bay, Dottie Lux is known for her dizzying hills and dangerous curves. Now calling San Francisco home, Dottie produces the only weekly burlyshow in town, Red Hots Burlesque (every weds and fri). As a performer she's known to cause a ruckus with a horn, shake it up and bring bawdy brouhaha to well known stages like Coney Island Side Show, The Supper Club, Bimbos and at Golden Gate Park with the Outside Lands Music Festival as well as Treasure Island Music Festival with tens of thousands in attendance. Dottie has been featured in Curve Magazine, on the cover of Go Magazine and as host of Reno Gay Pride. Also an educator, she has performed and lectured at YBCA, NYU, Berkeley College and Bard University. New Orleans, Boston, Baltimore, Washington DC, LA, San Diego, Reno and Seattle have all got a taste of Dottie's chuckles, bumps and grinds. See more at www.RedHotsBurlesque.com.
Ken Townsend Stand Up Comic Hailing from Monkey Junction, North Carolina, Ken has been entertaining audiences with his wit and unique point of view for years. His accent has been described as charming, among other adjectives. He's been a finalist at many comedy competitions, including the Battle of the Bay and the contest for my heart.
Dave Thomason Stand Up Comic Dave is about the funniest stand-up comedian in the Bay Area! He captivates audiences with his witty humor and charm. He has performed at the 2009 Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival and the 2010 SF Sketchfest. His stand-up has been featured on NPR’s “Snap Judgment” and Revision3’s “ROFL”. Dave was a semi-finalist in the 2008 & 2009 National College Comedy Competition representing UC Berkeley.
Pia Messing Female Drag Queen Female drag queens! (aka "faux queen"), A pioneer in fusing these two worlds, both dominated by men, Pia Messing brings us the world of drag and glitter with her funny and provocative humor. She performs all over the Bay Area.