Brian Copeland & Charlie Varon


Written and Performed by Charlie Varon and Brian Copeland
Developed by David Ford, Brian Copeland and Charlie Varon
Directed by David Ford

Saturday, August 31, 2019 
8:30pm – 9:30pm | San Francisco

This show is a special event. ALL SALES FINAL.


“Just wanted to say I really enjoyed “the Great American Shit Show.” Both you and Charlie were in rare form–it was much needed catharsis–finally someone saying all the things we have been feeling during the shit show.” –Audience Member

Show Description

Brian Copeland (NOT A GENUINE BLACK MAN, WAITING PERIOD) and Charlie Varon (RUSH LIMBAUGH IN NIGHT SCHOOL, RABBI SAM) join forces to present new monologues on life in the Age of Trump for one performance only in THE GREAT AMERICAN SHIT SHOW.

Join us for an evening of laughing… but more importantly, for an evening of THINKING as we explore how to deal with a family member who’s all in for the Donald when you’re not, trying to turn red congressional seats blue in the Central Valley, #MeToo and more.

Artist Biographies

Brian Copeland has been in show business since age 18. Soon he was headlining comedy clubs and concerts across the country and opening for Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, Ringo Starr, and Aretha Franklin, in venues across the U.S. Then Copeland branched off into TV, appearing in comedy programs on NBC, A&E and MTV. He spent five years as co-host of SF FOX affiliate KTVU program Mornings on 2 and two years hosting SF ABC affiliate KGO’s Emmy Award winning afternoon talker 7Live. (who later premiered THE BRIAN COPELAND SHOW). Copeland moved into theater in 2004 with his first solo play, NOT A GENUINE BLACK MAN. This critically acclaimed exploration of race and identity created an audience-pleasing blend of laughter, tears and sociology that led to the show becoming the longest running solo play in SF theatrical history. Successful runs in LA and Off Broadway and a bestselling book adaptation followed.

Charlie Varon is an artist-in-residence at The Marsh Theater in San Francisco. He has collaborated with Dan Hoyle on his solo shows Circumnavigator, Tings Dey Happen and The Real Americans. As playwright/performer, Varon’s award-winning shows – all created in collaboration with David Ford –include Rush Limbaugh in Night School (1994), The People’s Violin (2000), and Rabbi Sam (2009) which have had long runs at The Marsh and toured the country.

Show Info

Tickets: $35 Open Seating| $55 and $100 Reserved Seating
Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 8:30pm | San Francisco Mainstage
60 minutes | No Intermission | Ages 16+ | Please do not bring infants to the show

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