Category Archives: From Audiences

1981

Fondly remember a night in August 1981. Took a free seat at a table in the front, armed with just purchased new albums by Richie Havens (“Connections”) and Bob Dylan (“Shot of Love”). Picked on immediately by the MC who … Continue reading

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Rob Schneider’s Don Ho night

I still remember a memorable showcase at the Other called the Don Ho Show with Rob Schneider and a bevy of other comics of the day. It started with Rob being carried in on a surfboard and had boasted a … Continue reading

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Went there every day during High School

Mary Haas was our regular barista and a bunch of us from McAteer would hang out in the afternoon and then I would come back at night with some older friends to see the open mike night. Saw pretty much … Continue reading

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Impressions from a comedian’s friend

I can remember many crazy nights riding up to the Other Cafe with my friend Rich Marks, an up and coming comedian at the time. Through Rich, I got to hang out with Monty Hoffman and others..! I am SO … Continue reading

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Robin Williams drops in on Paula Poundstone

I remember one night at The Other Cafe when I was there to see Paula Poundstone (could have been Marsha Warfield, after all, it was a long time ago) and walking by the large windows was Robin Williams who came … Continue reading

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The Summer I turned 18

I think I went to The Other every Monday night for Open Mic night the summer I turned 18. My Boy Friend was doing the “travel through Europe before college” thing and I felt very left out staying at home … Continue reading

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early 80’s

We used to go to the open mic nights in 82 and 83. My girlfriend Christine and I and whoever we could drag along. Always sitting in the front row, we would watch Evan Davis, Paula, Jeremy and Pearl all … Continue reading

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The Night We Saw Robin

We went to see Dana Carvey at The Other (we went every time he came in to do stand-up). Dana was great as usual, then Mark McCollum cane in to do a surprize bit, and Robin Williams arrived, and all … Continue reading

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Moving the Laundry

I remember the night Jane Dornacher took the entire audience across the street to the laundromat in the middle of her set while she moved her clothes from the washer to the dryer. I lived around the corner on Shrader … Continue reading

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Goldthwait off to rough start, saved by the Homeless Guy

The first time I saw Bobcat was at The Other. He started with his usual, painful, over-the-top, snot-infested “hey, how ya doin, welcome to the show, whatta ya do for living . . .” greeting and the crowd just didn’t … Continue reading

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