Venue Details

176 Star Starred
The Marsh San Francisco Mainstage Theater
1062 Valencia St. San Francisco, CA 94110
415-826-5750
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3.4 average rating
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20 events
3 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 06 2007

A thoroughly challenging and entertaining piece. Will Franken will go as far as he wants.

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10 events
3 reviews
4 stars
attended Jul 06 2007

Just great. Consistently hilarious and surprising.
Fans of Will Franken will not be disappointed.
Even more amazing than his podcasts, since it is all in... continued

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 06 2007

Will Franken is extremely talented but I'm always somewhat disappointed that he doesn't create a show that's more integrated. He probably needs someone to whip him into shape, perhaps Charlie Varon or David Ford.

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Website

http://www.themarsh.org/grandpa.html

Quotes & Highlights

“[a] highly developed sense of the absurd,” —The New York Times
“Franken is that rare species – an independent thinker with a healthy sense of the absurd and a complete and utter lack of political correctness. Not to mention being funny." —SF Gate 

Description

Grandpa, It’s Not Fitting is an aberration…an anomaly…an anachronism. Put simply, it just doesn’t fit. Fit what? you might ask. Well, apart from anything else, one might say that Grandpa, It’s Not Fitting doesn’t “fit” the traditional mold of one-man shows. But then again, solo performer Will Franken doesn’t fit the mold of traditional one-men. Rugged, coarse, sandpapery and brittle, Will Franken has been described as smooth as a porcelain China doll, soft as an ungrown baby, and delicate as a daffodil’s stamen. I suppose one could say Will Franken doesn’t even fit himself. And he’s definitely never fit in anywhere else. 

Audiences will get a look ahead at the final broadcast of the Christian faith held in Westminster Abbey, as well as a sneak preview of the hit Broadway smash, Mrs. Wit. They’ll stop and visit everybody’s favorite political prisoner, Too-koo Moo-moo, and – if there’s time – log in some flight-hours with 9-year-old airline pilot Captain Griffin. There will be some political chants from the Common Book of Chants, and we’ll get all nice and screwed-up and cheated out of our life savings by the Lord of Scientology. Grandpa, It’s Not Fitting might not fit the mainstream, but it just might fit you!

Born and raised in Missouri, Will Franken worked as an actor, English teacher, typist and convenience store clerk before heading to California in 2002 to try his hand at comedy. Five years later, he is celebrated as one of the most innovative performers to come out of San Francisco in recent years. He brings life’s inherent weirdness to the stage, poking fun at a broad range of cultural strongholds.  Franken recently made his television debut on “The World Stands Up,” a showcase of UK, American and Australian comedians. He has also appeared on Air America’s “Marc Maron Show” and was a semifinalist in the San Francisco International Comedy Competition. Franken performed his last solo show _Good Luck With It _to capacity crowds in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.