We mentioned back in March that a couple of neighborhood comics were looking at putting on a festival combining the indigestion of burritos and the healing power of comedy. They took their vision to Kickstarter, raised the money it took to get the fest going, scoured through hundreds of submissions for comics across the country, and made everything official. The result of their hard work? The SF Comedy & Burrito Festival, a three day stand-up fest on Oct 11-13th with over 100 performers in six venues.
The festival features a mess of our favorite local comics (including most of the folks associated with The Business), but is also importing a number of heavyweights from out of town, including Matt Braunger from MadTV, late-night veteran Brendon Walsh (who'll be recording his debut album at the festival), and butt-tweeter Sean Patton. And in true Mission District fashion, you won't have to leave the neighborhood to see any of 'em. The festival promoters are taking full advantage of the neighborhood's weird assortment of venue offerings, putting comics on stages ranging from classics like Elbo Room and the Dark Room Theater, to lesser-used gems like Esta Noche and The Polish Club.
Now, festival passes might seem a bit expensive at $55 (and they go up from there when early bird pricing is up on Sept. 15th), but keep in mind it's multiple shows spread over 3 nights and there's free burritos (and rumors of complimentary beer). Also, it's apparently not cheap to book out three venues for an entire weekend. So do yourself a favor and get tickets now while they're good and cheap.