Written, Performed, Produced & Directed by Don Reed
Creative Consultant – Dane Reed
Original Music – show theme
“Bassline” Performed by Tag Reed,
Produced by Tag Reed, Fahem Erfan and Aidan Ryan


September 7 – October 13 | San Francisco
Saturdays at 8:30pm | Sundays at 5:30pm


Show Description

Saturday Night Live said Don was “too white.” “In Living Color” network exec said he wasn’t “black enough.” So, Don’s doing his own damn sketch variety show. An evening of irreverent sketches, edgy stand-up, short films and music.

A casting executive for “Saturday Night Live” loved Don Reed. Lorne Michaels did not. When it got down to the wire – the word got back – Don was, “too white.” Don signed contracts for “In Living Color” but a network executive blocked it all at the 11th hour, stating he was “not black enough.” But, Don who forever shunned roles that didn’t show the full scope of urban characters, never put obvious black stereotypes in any of his work. And now, after 5 award winning solo shows, a run Off-Broadway of East 14th, appearances with the Tonight Show, Netflix, Amazon Prime, NBC, comedy clubs and corporate events – Don will have the opportunity to play whatever original characters and impersonate the celebrities/public figures he chooses. Yes, his own one man sketch variety show, a hilarious hybrid of SNL, In Living Color with some of the very touching beats of The Carol Burnett Show.” Come laugh, think, laugh some more and maybe feel – just a little. And yes, you might notice a couple of characters that are “too white.”

Artist Biography

Don Reed, (HBO/Snap Judgment/Bartlett) a TBA: Theatre Bay Area Award WINNER and three-time nominee, San Francisco Critics Circle Nominee, San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Nominee and NAACP Triple Nominee for Best Actor & Best Playwright, is presently playing one of the lead roles in the Amazon Prime comedy series :Bartlett: co-financed and recurring role starring composer/creator of Broadway smash “HAMILTON” – Lin Manuel Miranda. Don has performed, written and directed for film, television and theater. A memorable performance on an HBO Partners and Crime Special of up-and-coming comedians years ago caught the attention of some Hollywood guns and led to many recurring and guest starring roles. You may have heard his voice on: Spiderman, Johnny Quest, SNL and most recently as the voice of the cat on 2 Broke Girls. Additionally, Don has written, directed, produced and starred in short films for HBO Shorts. He can be seen on NETFLIX in the feature film “Unleashed” alongside stars from Showtime’s “Shameless.” Reedwas the opening act/warm-up comedian for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno for over 1,000 episodes, and recently shared an excerpt story from “East 14th” – on NPR/WYNC’s Snap Judgment so compelling that it will be woven into the graduate writing curriculum at American University in D.C. See it here…

Show Info

Tickets: $20 – $35 sliding scale | $55 and $100 Reserved Seating
September 7 – October 13 | San Francisco Mainstage
Saturdays at 8:30pm | Sundays at 5:30pm
60 minutes | No Intermission | Ages 16+ | Please do not bring infants to the show

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  • October 13, 2019 5:30 PMThat Don Reed Show 10-13-19 (SF)
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