Meet the locals at RCC's "after hours" stand-up show.
Hosting a display of the "fastest rising" local talent, Alex "KOOLAID" Ansel will be your guide through the antics of comedians Michael Suarez and Blair Thompson. Texas native and winner of San Antonio's RAWartists "Performer of the Year," Ansel has also performed at the Boston Comedy Festival and is the youngest winner of the "Funniest in South Texas" Comedy Competition.
Featuring: Jay Lafarr, Josh Ramon, Chris Payne, James Bosquez, Chris Jackson
Currently starring on NBC's Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning 30 Rock, Morgan appears opposite Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin as "Tracy Jordan," the unpredictable star of Lemon's (Fey) hit variety show, TGS with Tracy Jordan. In 2009 Morgan received his first Emmy nomination for this role, in the Supporting Actor category; in the past five years Jordan has also been nominated for a Supporting Actor NAACP Image Award. The 30 Rock cast has also won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. Tickets are on sale now!
Stand-up comedian Jay Lafarr hosts a line-up of the region's fastest rising comedians.
Reeb is a strong, distinct, classic character, with sarcastic attitude and a sardonic wit. He conveys his concepts with rapid fire one liners. Best known as Uncle Lar', Larry Reeb is the wise-cracking black sheep. Like any concerned relative Uncle Lar' wants to help. So in his own twisted way he does. He gives you "tips". Uncle Lar' offers tips on everything from marriage to lotteries to children. Always topping them off with, "That's a tip from your Uncle Lar'."
Emmy-nominated actor Rob Schneider, well known for his trademark blend of character and comedic acting, has broadened his focus to include directing, producing and writing. Schneider has starred in several Happy Madison projects, including “Bedtime Stories,” “You Don’t Mess With The Zohan,” “The Benchwarmers,” “50 First Dates,” “The Longest Yard,” “Eight Crazy Nights,” “Little Nicky” and “Mr. Deeds".
Comedia Ron "Tater Salad" White returns to San Antonio with his new stand-up show, "A Little Unprofessional". White has achieved two Grammy nominations, a Gold Record, two of the top rated specials in Comedy Central history, a book that appeared on the New York Times best seller list, and over 10 million CD and DVD sales. Tickets are avaible by calling 1-800-745-3000 or online at ticketmaster.com.
Come watch Raymond Orta and Jon Stringer appearing one night only on their Texas Tour. Steely Nevada's has free comedy every First Thursday, karaoke every Friday, and live entertainment every Saturday. For more information call (210) 509-6977.
Some of SA's dirtiest comedic minds share the stage with musical host Thumper D and special guests.
A mommy who isn't afraid to tell it how it is and say it with a laugh, Patti Vasquez the "Lipstick mom" drags real life onto the stage by the ear. She has performed four solo shows and made appearances in places such as Las Vegas, Chicago and New York City, where she blows laughter into the face of society's problems. She also frequents living rooms and hospital waiting areas through popular TV shows like the VERY FUNNY SHOW on TBS and the BOB & TOM Show on Superstation WGN.
Tactful "ethnic humor" is a specialty of Andres Fernandez, an up-and-coming comedian from Queens, New York.
The man behind the character of Leonardo Prince, "Leo", on USA's "Fairly Legal", Baron Vaughn is an actor, a comedian and a writer, who has appeared on Conan, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and repeatedly on Comedy Central. He's performed in multiple comedy festivals and has been on many shows on VH1, MTV and FUSE as well as the films "Black Dynamite," "Cloverfield" and "The Other Guys."
A man with experience, Willie Barcena has flourished in his 20-year gig as a comedian. Appearing in time for RCC's 20'th anniversary celebration weekend, Barcena has gone from blue-collar employee to repeated star on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He has written and performed his own show, "Cry like a Man", a stand-up piece about the "struggle of a blue-collar comic in today’s society," performed for troops in Afghanistan at the invitation of Jay Leno and made multiple TV appearances.
The Comedians magazine calls him “a comedy machine, in the best possible way. the way that some machines vend soda or prevent other machines from killing future revolutionaries – that’s how Myq Kaplan does comedy: relentlessly, methodically, unblinkingly.”
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It won’t appear in full-performance until the Tobin Center opens in 2014, but The Opera San Antonio will preview its world class talent in a gala performance that promises to be dazzling. Soprano Patricia Racette, a regular performer at the San Francisco and Metropolitan Operas, and Texas-based tenor Jay Hunter Morris headline with the San Antonio Symphony. Pieces to be performed span opera repertoire from Handel to today, with works by American composer Leonard Bernstein and TOSA artistic director Tobias Picker, and classics by Verdi, Puccini, and Wagner. A rendition of Jerome Kern’s “Ol’ Man River,” by renowned bass-baritone Eric Owens, gives the lineup a populist twist. Also included are Dolora Zajick, Daniela Mack, Alek Schrader, Lucas Meachem, and Lisette Oropesa.
Lewis Smith’s “Cardinal Vista” employs limestone dust, clays from different Texas locales, colored powders, and acids to recreate events seen in nature. At the reception: an art talk at 7pm and music by DJ JJ.
At the ripe old age of 10, Chloe Chaidez formed Wild Youth, a band that covered songs by Sigur Rós and David Bowie. Now 18, Chaidez fronts Kitten, a Los Angeles-based five-piece inspired by the synth-driven sounds of the Eurythmics and the Pet Shop Boys. With only the EPs Sunday School (2010) and Cut it Out (2012) to their credit, Kitten have played SXSW, toured with Paramore, opened for No Doubt, and garnered praise from Carson Daly and Teen Vogue. Daughter of Mike Chaidez (former drummer for the punk band Thee Undertakers), Chloe grew up listening to Siouxsie and the Banshees and has cited the late Ian Curtis as a stylistic influence. These dark spirits mesh with others in Kitten’s tracks, which fall somewhere between the ’80s-inspired electronica of Class Actress and the dark drama of Bat for Lashes.
The local chapter of RAW Natural Born Artists showcases visual art by Christina Barboza, daphid art, Mzroyalec, Larry Castilleja, Prerna Suyal, James Seufert, Justin, Mind Potency, Violet Serpentine, Dani Cruz, Jordan Nerison, Rock SALT, Shellee Laurent, Megan Solis, and Jacinda Jackson; photography by John.John, Taj Marie, Gregory Stack, Collette Orquiz, B. Alvidrez, Katie Red, Vispanius, Sherrie Scherer, PaperMoon, Don Walthrop, and Roland; fashion design by NDG Sci-Fest (pictured); film by Jack Webb; performing art by Mary Annette and Aliska Wolfbane; makeup artistry by Beautiful Creatures, Dominique, and Lisa Boston; and live music by Christina Murphy, Nevermind, and The Black Market Club. Joshua Cabaza emcees the show set to beats by DJ Cogswell. Cocktail attire requested.
Foreign film buffs might know Chile’s Sebastián Silva from his Sundance Film Festival hits The Maid (which took home two World Cinema Jury Prizes in 2009) and this year’s Crystal Fairy (starring indie fave Michael Cera opposite Gaby Hoffmann). True fans, however, will tell you to start at the beginning. Released in 2007, Silva’s Life Kills Me deftly combines the ironic melancholia of The Smiths, the dark comedy of Harold and Maude, and a bizarre film within a film into a morbid sleeper suggesting death might be smarter to embrace than to fear. Shot almost entirely in black and white, the openly gay director, screenwriter, painter, and musician’s cinematic debut screens at SAMA in conjunction with Global Lens 2013, a touring series launched by the Global Film Initiative in 2003.
Regarded as one of the architects of contemporary R&B, 10-time Grammy winner Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds brings heartfelt and impeccable music for grown folks to the Lila Cockrell stage on Friday. After writing and producing hits for Bobby Brown in the late ’80s, Edmonds joined former bandmate Antonio “L.A.” Reid to create LaFace Records, propelling acts like TLC, Toni Braxton, and Usher into the public consciousness. By the end of the ’90s the young producer was responsible for 42 No. 1 R&B hits and 51 Top 10 Pop hits. A gifted performer in his own right, fans can expect plenty of material from his 11 solo albums, including classics like “Whip Appeal” and “For the Cool in You,” which recall an era of R&B when records didn’t necessarily require 16 bars to make it on the radio.
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