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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Reviews & Ratings

7 ratings
3.6 average rating
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50 events
5 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 21 2007

Will Franklin was fine, though a little disjointed.The venue was uncomfortable. The spings are coming through the seats and there was no noticable ventilation. I would be hard pressed to see anything else at the Marsh

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17 events
6 reviews
2 stars
attended Sep 01 2007

Will Franken is extremely high-energy, edgy and in my humble opinion, very, very funny. His impressions and physical comedy are top notch, he is musical and has a lovely... continued

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8 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 20 2007

Very edgy, thought-provoking performance.

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Website

http://www.willfranken.com/

Quotes & Highlights

“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
“Best Comedian” —SF Weekly “Best Of”_ _

Description

Will Franken’s new solo show, Grandpa It’s Not Fitting, showcases the San Francisco’s most outrageous comedian’s takes on topics ranging from the sacrosanct (therapy, Burning Man) to the erudite and obscure (Noam Chomsky and moral relativism). 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 everyone will get all nice and screwed up and cheated out of their life savings by the Lord of Scientology.

Will Franken is celebrated as one of the most innovative performers to come out of San Francisco in recent years. Armed with what the New York Times describes as a “highly developed sense of the absurd,” 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.