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Saturday, January 23 • 11:59pm - Sunday, January 24 • 1:30am
First Comes Love with Kyle Ayers and guests Farah Brook, Nicole Conlan, Grant Gordon, Mary Houlihan, Aparna Nancherla, John F. O'Donnell, Dan Perlman and Jason Saenz

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A few years ago, comedian and bored drunk Kyle Ayers decided to post a fake job on Craigslist, out of pure curiousity. He put an ad up, claiming to be a producer for a very prominant adult film (porn) company. "Send me your best three to four page porn script. I want to find the 'next big thing in adult film writing.' And make it weird."

He wasn't sure what to expect, but he certainly didn't expect the flood of responses. Over 1,000 responses in just under a week. Musicals, movie spoofs, personal experiences put down on pages, sex toys you've never even heard of, everything. Over a thousand scripts and (still!) growing. After a while, Kyle decided it was time to do something with these scripts.

Using the talents of some of the best comedians around (and willing members of the audience!), First Comes Love honors these aspiring porn writers by acting these scripts out, live on stage. Word for word, line for line, typo for typo, comedians, actors, and audience members pay tribute through performance, and get really, really weird. Props, costumes, everything that would make up a bad high school theater production.

First Comes Love has been featured in the Brooklyn Comedy Festival, the NerdMelt Showroom in Los Angeles, and has been standing room only for all of its shows. A show on the rise, it has big things planned moving forward. $20 All Ages

Performers
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Aparna Nancherla

Aparna Nancherla has an intimidating name, but don't be scared! In fact, she's quite approachable | onstage, from a heckler's perspective. She enjoys seeing the world through awkward contact lenses. Her | maiden chuckle voyage took off in Washington D.C. (it's all about the Washingtons). | Her credits include 2007 NBC Stand Up for Diversity Finalist and 2008 College Tour, Last Comic | Standing 6 (2008, NYC Regional Showcase), the Bridgetown... Read More →
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Dan Perlman

Dan Perlman is a stand-up comedian and writer from NYC. He is a regular at Stand Up NY and Comic Strip Live, as well as alternative rooms like Knitting Factory, Bar Matchless, and UCB East. | | Dan co-founded, writes, and stars in the popular web series, Moderately Funny. Dan co-created and wrote an animated series, That's My Bus!, winning 1st place at the 2015 Montreal Just For Laughs Festival's Set To Screen Contest. Currently, Dan writes... Read More →
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Farah Brook

Farah Brook hopes to heal you through the art form of stand up comedy. She is a regular guest on FOX's Red Eye w/ Tom Shillue and performs every night at major venues across New York City. Farah’s YouTube video "Kiss Me NYC" went viral in April and has been viewed almost 5 million times by people all over the world. Her videos have been featured in The Huffington Post, Time Magazine, People Magazine, MTV and more. Farah is the co-host and... Read More →
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Grant Gordon

Grant Gordon is a New York comic. His style has been described by peers as "Alt-Catskills;" this cerebral yet familiar approach makes his act equally effective in both clubs and alternative venues in NY and across the country. This year he was honored to be selected for the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in Atlanta. He's written jokes that have appeared on Comedy Central's @midnight. He's been in a few commercials, and he's a single guy with a... Read More →
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Jason Saenz

The NY Post calls Jason Saenz "the new poster boy for Brooklyn comedy". He was a New Face at the 2014 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, made his TV debut on AXS TV's "Gotham Comedy Live", "Friends of The People" on truTV and as an "Hoot The Owl" on Barry Rothbart's Comedy Central 1/2 Hour. Jason has written for Comedy Central's Night of Too Many Stars as well as projects on Fox, MTV, IFC, IGN.com, Funny or Die, Above Average, Roof Top Comedy... Read More →
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John F. O'Donnell

John F. O'Donnell is currently a 'Political Correspondent' on the comedy news television program 'Redacted Tonight' on RT America. According to the Comedy Central Insider, "John F. O'Donnell is one of the more explosive comics in New York City. On stage, he's like a tightly capped liter of soda filled with lit fireworks." John has been featured in The New York Times, The LA Times, The Huffington Post, and he's one of Comedy Central's Fresh... Read More →
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Kyle Ayers

Kyle Ayers is a comedian, writer, actor, and all of that sort, living in New York City, by way of his hometown near Kansas City, Missouri. He brings his satirical look at growing up in the small town to the big city, with a unique viewpoint on his generation, our childhoods, and daily life. He has performed in the Brooklyn Comedy Festival and the Laughing Devil Comedy Festival. | | He has written for the Roasts on Comedy Central and Friar's... Read More →
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Mary Houlihan

Mary Houlihan is a Brooklyn-based comedian and graduate of San Francisco Art Institute. She co-created “Cartoon Monsoon,” a live sketch, character, and animation show that runs at the Annoyance Theatre, and recently performed her one-woman show “Live ‘N’ Good” at Union Hall, a show within a show where she performs stand-up and characters while periodically getting interrupted and often physically beaten by cartoonish villains trying... Read More →
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Nicole Conlan

Nicole Conlan is a Brooklyn-based comic originally from Denver. She's a writer for the Upright Citizens Brigade and a video producer and host for Gawker's automotive site Jalopnik, following stints at Sports Illustrated and SB Nation. Nicole has appeared at Crom Comedy Festival, Hell Yes Fest, the Boston Comedy Arts Festival and the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival. She hosts a monthly show in Brooklyn at Muchmore's. Internet reviewers have... Read More →



Saturday January 23, 2016 11:59pm - Sunday January 24, 2016 1:30am
Punch Line Comedy Club 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

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