San Francisco – OPEN YOUR GOLDEN GATES! Dale’s coming back to you with a huge show as part of the 14th Annual SF Sketchfest!! He’s busy getting his baldspot polished and his suit pre-wrinkled – but he wanted to be sure you had a chance to get to know his guests. This show will be a double feature with Dale’s old pals from Killing My Lobster. It’s Tuesday, January 27th, at 8pm at the famous Eureka Theater in downtown SF. Tickets are available but going fast, you can get yours for $20 here.
Dale’s covering all the bases in this mega-live-show welcoming celebrity chef Tom Pizzica; sex columnist and podcast host Siouxsie Q; comedian Kelly Anneken; and visual artist and performer Cliff Hengst. Plus a surprise guest from Dale’s past will make an appearance. Here’s the run down and some clips on each of Dale’s wonderful SF Sketchfest guests!!!
San Francisco’s “Big Chef” Tom Pizzica felt the calling to be a professional chef early on, working in several restaurants as a teenager in his home town of West Chester, PA. Pizzica went to Culinary School in San Francisco in 2003, then honed his culinary skills in some of the city’s top restaurants. In 2006 he relocated to Chestertown, MD to become the executive chef at the Front Room Restaurant at the Imperial Hotel. After three years he found his way back to the Bay Area and was selected as a contestant on season six of The Next Food Network Star. That television competition landed him a gig as the host of the network’s Outrageous Food, wherein he toured the country finding extreme gastronomic experiences. He’s since settled in San Francisco and after years of pop-ups and temporary kitchens, he’s perfected the recipe for a 100% pork belly burger and recently opened the first brick and mortar location of BCT Belly Burgers in SOMA.
Siouxsie Q is the creator and host of the acclaimed podcast “The WhoreCast” showcasing the stories, art and voices of American sex workers. She has appeared as a guest expert on the Savage Love column, and Ira Glass thinks she’s “charming”. She is an adult performer for sites such as Kink.com, Filly Films, Queer Porn TV, and The Crash Pad Series. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts and recently took her podcast to a live audience with “The WhoreCast LIVE!” which launched the San Francisco Sex Worker Film and Arts Festival.
Oakland-based comedian Kelly Anneken performs standup throughout the Bay Area and is a regular at the Punch Line San Francisco, Cobb’s and Rooster T. Feathers. Kelly has appeared at Iowa’s Green Gravel Comedy Festival and Boston’s Women in Comedy Festival. She has shared a stage with Jim Gaffigan and Anthony Jeselnik at Austin’s Moontower Comedy Festival and has appeared “in conversation” with Tig Notaro, Amy Schumer, John Waters, and Carey Elwes. Kelly is also the co-host of the popular Downton Abbey podcast “Up Yours, Downstairs” and official third chair of Game of Thrones recap “Boars, Gore & Swords.” She is also artistic director for feminist sketch troupe Femikaze and managing editor of online humor journal Hobo Pancakes.
Cliff Hengst is an artist based in San Francisco, California. His wall drawings, paintings and performances have been included in numerous exhibitions including the recent Stage Presence at SFMOMA and a series for Machine Project in Los Angeles in collaboration with Southern Exposure in San Francisco which included It’s Not Right But It’s OK, and autobiographical semi-fictionalized disembodied drag double decker bus tour and tribute to Whitney Houston. Working collaboratively with Scott Hewicker, Hengst created Good Times: Bad Trips, a book dedicated to the phenomena of the bad drug trip. Hengst received his B.F.A from the San Francisco Art Institute.
Here are some video clips of Dale’s guests doing what they do.
Big Chef Tom Pizzica from a few years ago introducing his famous BCT Belly Burgers! Dale enjoys meats!
Here’s the lowdown on Siouxsie Q and her podcast, The Whorecast. Dale will get into it, folks!
A recent stand-up set from stand-up gal, Kelly Anneken. Dale loves how much time she takes at the beginning. Inspired!
And what can you say about master performer Cliff Hengst. He’s a legend in the art community of San Francisco, notoriously hard to get ahold of (but we got him!), and a true visionary. Here’s one of Dale’s favorite things he’s ever seen anyone do, ever.
AND!!! JUST ADDED: DJ BOB ROSS!! He might be dead. But his happy little beatz remain. Can’t wait to have him – or his ghost – spinning music throughout the show. Also thanks to his manager/spirit whisperer, Jon Wolanske for making this possible.
SEE YOU SOON, SF!!