Live at the Elbo Room: Muni Stories and Muni Bingo!
Anything can happen on Muni, but would you ever have imagined a Muni-themed madrigal choir, a hip-hop group whose entire album is about Muni, or Muni riders in a Rice-a-Roni singalong? Me neither, and yet these are just a few of the only-in-San Francisco hilarious things that have really happened at Muni Diaries Live over the years. We’re a short few weeks away from our spring Muni Diaries Live show, as always with an excellent lineup.
For this event, we’ve got a little something for the hipster (or grandma) in you: a Muni bingo game! Get your bingo daubers ready to win great prizes, booze or otherwise!
Grab your tickets here, and we’ll see you soon!
Alexa Von Kickinface is the 5ft firecracker and is a staple in the San Francisco burlesque scene! Known for her high-energy and cheeky burlesque routines, she also rules the microphone as one of San Francisco’s top burlesque emcees, including being the official co-host of San Francisco’s world famous Hubba Hubba Revue. Check out Hubba Hubba Revue’s infamous monthly themed shows every second Friday of the month at DNA Lounge! Alexa is delighted and honored to be joining Muni Diaries Live! Her favorite bus lines are the 14, 33, and definitely not the 19. Also, fare evasion is not cool, dudes. Find her on Instagram @AlexaVonKickinface.
Chriso is a hairstylist at Honeycomb Salon in Noe Valley and musician who’s been living in San Francisco for over 13 years. In the thousands of Muni rides he’s taken he’s never once adorably fallen into a handsome stranger and begun a romantic-comedy type experience with him.
When not administering tours of the Golden Gate Bridge to Australian tourists, Jesse James spends way too much money on art school and a slightly smaller amount on comic books. He didn’t drink until he was 21 and has been trying to make up for lost time ever since. Jesse was the winner of the TOHS Class of 2000’s Most Extraordinarily Unique Male Senior Award. Find him on Twitter @loudgayamerica.
Mandy Hu likes bike-commuting, walk-commuting, BART-commuting, and sprinting to the bus stop as the 49 slowly rolls away, in that order. More than once she has accidentally held hands with a stranger while reaching for the strap. By day, she represents public sector unions; by night she can be found telling stories, most recently at The Moth, Queer Open Mic, Write Club, and the Basement Series. .
Matt Lieb is a comedian, writer, actor and street musician/Bone Thugs-N-Harmony cover band. He was named “one of my all-time favorite Bay Area performers” by the award-winning SF blog Courting Comedy and described as “extremely talented, charmingly dark and genuinely pleasant.” He won 2nd place at the 2004 KZSC Comedy Competition, but the guy who won 1st place no longer does comedy so Matt basically won 1st place. He also won 1st place at the 2013 Rooster-T-Feathers Comedy Competition, which was very validating for him. Matt Lieb has opened for many legendary performers including W. Kamau Bell, Gilbert Gottfried, Jeff Ross, Rory Scovel, Ryan Papazian and 3rd Eye Blind. He is also Glenn Danzig’s neighbor and Emmy-winner Camryn Manheim is a family friend. He writes for Filmdrunk and has written for Yahoo!’s Broken News Daily
Wonder Dave is a writer and performer from Minneapolis MN where he often rode the light rail to work. Now he lives in San Francisco and can often be found on the 6 or 7. He is the host of competitive storytelling show Story Showdown at the Awaken Cafe in Oakland as well as Seduction Feroce a Burlesque show. He also co-hosts the Tourettes Without Regrets variety show. He believes the worst route in the city is the N during rush hour. Find him on Twitter at @teamwonderdave.
Grab a ticket, pen us in your calendars, and we’ll see you on April 16!
Muni Diaries Live (Tickets)
Saturday, April 16, Door: 6 p.m. Show: 7 p.m.
647 Valencia Street San Francisco
Take Muni there: J-Church, 12, 14, 22, 33, 49
Take BART there: 16th or 24th St. stations