Marsh Jam: Big Comedy in Small Cabaret
with Bay Area Stars and Rising Comedians
Ongoing Fridays | Berkeley Cabaret
With Special Weekly Themes!
An Evening of Sketches, Improvisation, Stand up and Music
The Dinosaurs of Improv
(1000 years of combined improvisational experience in one night)
Debi Durst (Femprov)
Michael Bossier (Comedy Store players)
Michael O’Brien (West Coast Live)
Geoff Bolt (HBO’s Young Comedians Special)
Dan Spencer (Uncle Stinky’s Dipsy Doodle Review)
Chris Pray (Pitchell Player’s)
and musical director (Dave Coldren)
Previous Performers have included:
Diane Amos (Pine Sol Spokesperson)
Chris Pray (Pitchell Players)
Marc Hershon (Gooey Ducks)
Johnny Steele (S.F. Comedy Competition winner)
Debi Durst (President San Francisco Comedy Day)
Michael Bossier (Comedy Store Players
Geoff Bolt (HBO’s Young Comedian Special)
Michael O’Brien (National Theatre of Deranged)
Dan Spenser (Uncle Stinky)
Casey Fern (Seattle Improv)
Musical director Dave Colren
The format is instant theater. Two performers step on stage, get an audience suggestion and create a one time only theatrical experience or stand up gets suggestion and creates on the spot stand up.
In 1976, Michael Bossier founded a comedy troupe as an offshoot of San Francisco’s Committee Workshop at the old Spaghetti Factory. He called it Spaghetti Jam. The Jam brought improvisers and stand- up comedians together for the first time to create a whole new form of theater. Past members of Spaghetti Jam include Dana Carvey, Robin Williams, Whoopie Goldberg, and Betty Thomas among countless others.
Thirty-five years later, the creator of the Jam is crossing the reconstructed Bay Bridge with a whole new troupe for a Friday night series he’s calling “Marsh Jam ” at the Marsh Cabaret. Using the same core ingredients that made Spaghetti Jam successful, Marsh Jam sweetens its traditional mix of “Spolin” style improv and stand-up comedy with an infusion of Sketch Comedy based on current events and pinch of local music to finish.
The Marsh’s intimate cabaret setting allows the audience to experience the action up close as the improvisers take their ideas and create immediate, one time only, tailor- made theater. It’s like Saturday Night Live but on a Friday, like the Daily Show, only weekly. With its full bar and expert performers, Marsh Jam is the place to be on Friday nights in Berkeley.
Tickets: $10 plus one drinks suggested donation.
Fridays at 8pm
120 minutes | One intermission | Ages 21+ | Please do not bring infants to the show
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Monday – Friday 1 – 4pm, 415.282.3055
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