May 31 - June 01

Greg Proops

Greg Proops

with Denise Taylor and Dhaya

“Here he is, though, in front of a live audience each week, bravely recording some of the boldest comedy on the podcasting frontier right now.” -Rolling Stone Magazine

Greg Proops is a stand up comic from San Francisco. He lives in Hollywood. It’s not that bad. Really.

The Proopdog is best known for his unpredictable appearances on “Whose Line is it Anyway?” Both US and UK. Starting it’s 4th season on the CW. Stand-up Greg has a new album out called In the Ball Park. Recorded live in his beloved San Francisco. Available on iTunes and from aspecialthing records.

Professor Proops has a hit Podcast called The Smartest Man in the World. He records it live in Australia, New Zealand, Montreal, Edinburgh, Amsterdam, San Francisco, Austin, London, Paris aboard a ship in the Caribbean and somehow, Cleveland. Find it at Proopcast.com.

“Funny, political, literate, and bold—all at once.” -New York Journal of Books

Mr. Proops’ book “The Smartest Book in the World” is based on his awardseeking podcast. He did a podcast and signing at Shakespeare and Co. in Paris.

Greg has lent his voice to Hell and Back, Star Wars the Phantom Menace, The Nightmare Before Christmas and he really was Bob the Builder. Gregory did a West End run of Whose Line is it Anyway? This summer at the Adelphi Theatre in London. The Greg Proops Film Club a popular podcast digging vintage movies is available on iTunes. He has recorded at the TCM Film Festival, Edinburgh and the Cinefamily in Hollywood. Movie Greg hosted Pirate movies on TCM. Proople rain was a frequent guest on @midnight on Comedy Central.

You may Socially Network with Greg on Twitter at @gregproops.

Denise Taylor

Denise Taylor knew she wanted to be a comedian ever since her fourth grade teacher called her a "ringleader" for distracting the class with jokes. At the age of 25, Denise's sharp joke-writing and commanding stage presence has led her to open for several national touring headliners, including Judah Friedlander, Chris Gethard, Kamau Bell, Liza Treyger, and Tom Rhodes.

Denise also appears frequently on two of DC's most popular comedy shows: Fale University and The Time Machine Roast.

Denise just graduated from law school, where teachers were still frustrated with her. Please book her so she doesn't have to be a lawyer forever.

Dhaya

Dhaya Lakshminarayanan is the 2016 winner of the Liz Carpenter Political Humor Award (previously awarded to Samantha Bee, Wanda Sykes and satirist/humorist Mark Russell) presented by the National Women’s Political Caucus. KQED named her one of the twenty “Women to Watch” a series celebrating women artists, creatives and makers in the San Francisco Bay Area who are pushing boundaries in 2016. The SF Weekly named her one of the “16 Bay Area performers to watch in 2016.” She was named one of “The Bay Area’s 11 Best Standup Comedians” by SFist. The San Francisco Bay Guardian named her Best Comedian 2013 in the “Best of the Bay” Readers’ Poll. Comedy Central Asia crowned her the Grand Prize Winner of “The Ultimate Comedy Challenge” filmed in Singapore.

She has opened/featured for or worked with the following: Janeane Garofalo, Marc Maron, Greg Behrendt, Jello Biafra, Dick Gregory, Anthony Jeselnik, Maz Jobrani, Norm Macdonald, and Greg Proops. Dhaya introduced former Vice President Al Gore at an event. He then laughed onstage at her joke, so technically she once opened for Al Gore.

Dhaya was one of the chosen artists by The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco to take the entire museum over for one night. During Takeover:Dhaya Lakshminarayanan, she programmed content including stand-up comedy, humorous fake tours of the museum, and an absurdist interpretation of Indian mythological comic books. The only other artist invited to takeover the museum in 2017 was RZA from the Wu-Tang Clan

Dhaya is also a TV host and storyteller. She hosted the premier year of the Emmy award-winning series High School Quiz Show on PBS’s WGBH. She is a frequent comedic storyteller on NPR’s Snap Judgment and has appeared live in Austin on The Risk podcast. She is currently the host of San Francisco’s monthly Moth StorySLAM after winning a Moth StorySLAM and competing in the GrandSLAM at the Castro Theater (capacity 1400). ON24 awarded her the grand prize for “Best Travel Disaster Story.”

Dhaya is a solo performer, and her first play “Nerd Nation” was funded in parts by The Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center of San Francisco and support from DIVAfest which supports new and developing works by female playwrights. Her workshop run in San Francisco sold out. She has performed internationally in Shanghai, China; Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, and Singapore. In the US she has been an invited performer at Bridgetown Comedy Festival (Portland, OR), San Francisco Sketchfest, the Boston Comedy Festival (semifinalist), the Limestone Comedy Festival (Bloomington, IN) and Laugh Your Asheville Off (Asheville, NC).

The Boston Globe, The Bay Guardian, and The San Jose Mercury News have all run profiles about her. Prior to funny and show business Dhaya was a venture capitalist, management consultant, and two-time MIT graduate. She is a favorite at corporate events, panels, CEO conferences, and company-wide programs. You can indeed call her a nerd.

05/31/2019 7:30 PM

Door Time: 6:30 PM

Other Showtimes

There’s nothing in the comedy universe that Greg can’t do. His long career as a stand-up has been matched by his international success as an improviser – people everywhere know him from “Whose Line.” For the last few years he’s also been a podcaster extraordinaire, taping “The Smartest Man In the World” at venues all around the globe. (In fact, he’ll be taping an episode on Sunday, June 2, in our main showroom.) These shows are sure to be smart, silly, political and funny as hell.


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“Here he is, though, in front of a live audience each week, bravely recording some of the boldest comedy on the podcasting frontier right now.” -Rolling Stone Magazine

Greg Proops is a stand up comic from San Francisco. He lives in Hollywood. It’s not that bad. Really.

The Proopdog is best known for his unpredictable appearances on “Whose Line is it Anyway?” Both US and UK. Starting it’s 4th season on the CW. Stand-up Greg has a new album out called In the Ball Park. Recorded live in his beloved San Francisco. Available on iTunes and from aspecialthing records.

Professor Proops has a hit Podcast called The Smartest Man in the World. He records it live in Australia, New Zealand, Montreal, Edinburgh, Amsterdam, San Francisco, Austin, London, Paris aboard a ship in the Caribbean and somehow, Cleveland. Find it at Proopcast.com.

“Funny, political, literate, and bold—all at once.” -New York Journal of Books

Mr. Proops’ book “The Smartest Book in the World” is based on his awardseeking podcast. He did a podcast and signing at Shakespeare and Co. in Paris.

Greg has lent his voice to Hell and Back, Star Wars the Phantom Menace, The Nightmare Before Christmas and he really was Bob the Builder. Gregory did a West End run of Whose Line is it Anyway? This summer at the Adelphi Theatre in London. The Greg Proops Film Club a popular podcast digging vintage movies is available on iTunes. He has recorded at the TCM Film Festival, Edinburgh and the Cinefamily in Hollywood. Movie Greg hosted Pirate movies on TCM. Proople rain was a frequent guest on @midnight on Comedy Central.

You may Socially Network with Greg on Twitter at @gregproops.

Denise Taylor

Dhaya