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I am looking fo C.J. Bronson and wouls appreciate if anyone remembers this person from the 70″s. I have a piece of art signed by C.J Bronson and hope to loacte the artist.
John Latham Toledo ohio
Greetings from Greece and fuentedance. keep up the good job.
It was a no brainer going to the Other after work each nite, since I worked @ Cole (Boutique)Hardware. Paula Pundstone, “there it is again, that phantom 37 bus! Who the hell is on it? No one! There never is!”
Researching guestbooks and found your site. I’m a big fan of comedy. Good luck with your website.
Hey great site and glad I found it. And please email me about the reunion firstname.lastname@example.org
Good site. There’s nothing like live comedy.
Very informative site. Love live comedy.
The cafe was actually started in 1974 by a woman named Kay Moran. Around that time I lived on the third floor and for awhile I worked in the cafe. Before it was known for comedy, it had some of the best music in the city with groups such as Leila and The Snakes, Pearl Harbor and the Explosions, and a great jazz ensemble that often played on weekend afternoons, Pinocchio.
Sitting here with my 6 yr old daughter telling her that the man she is watching on “True Jackson” and the voice of her favorite, spongebob square pants used to hang out at daddies work and crack him up.
I feel so lucky to have been part of that whole scene for a few years. I still think about you all so very often.
I lived in the Haight from 1986 to 1999 and walked by the Other Cafe all the time. I now regret never having seen a show, but I remember one night walking by with my roommate after getting off the N streetcar. My friend, a boisterous type, started waving his arms wildly and yelled to get the attention of the comedian who was performing inside. He did, and we could see him point at us and say something about a “fast pass,” the San Francisco transit pass, and people laughed. I was embarrassed then, now glad I have that memory.
Glad that the reunion is in September. Gives me time to pack.
great to see you here Chris…! thx for the support!
Kay was great.. wish we knew how to find her…
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 wanted to know why I was alone and wondered if I ever bought music by anybody born after 1945. I then proceeded to tell him that I could do a mean impression of Dylan clearing his throat (I had heard this on a live Jose Feliciano album) which got more laughs than the MC. He decided to leave me alone.
Also remember late into the show when a cop car pulled up to the curb which naturally gave the stand up (wish I can remember who was on the bill – it was August 1981) plenty of ammo to ad-lib. While he was yakking the smiling cops turned their search light on which lit up the entire club, whie breaking it up as well. Great times.
I was a 22 year old kid away from home in Montreal travelling extensively for the first time and fell in love with SF the moment I stepped off the train. I’ve been trying to get back for over 30 years.
I won’t ever forget my evening at The Other Cafe.
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