Friday, June 5th
Main Reading Room, 7:00pm
Wine reception at 6:30pm for pre-registered guests.
Jack Kerouac wrote about it, Willie Nelson sang about it, Hopper & Fonda made it look dangerous and cool…and it has been the birthplace of countless favorite personal stories.
Join us as Naked Truth takes a road trip, or at least welcomes captivating storytellers sharing their favorite tales of hitting the open road.
Doug Cordell is an NPR radio storyteller, performer and Emmy-nominated writer. His autobiographical radio stories air on Snap Judgment and Marketplace. Listen to his stories and find out about upcoming shows at dougcordell.com
Justine Gubar is the author of Fanaticus:Mischief and Madness in the Modern Sports Fan (Rowman & Littlefield; On-Sale: June 16, 2015). She is a four-time Emmy award-winning investigative journalist. For almost two decades, she’s worked as a television producer for ESPN, where she has covered most major sporting events as well as investigated preeminent institutions in the sports world.
Irish Dave (David) is the Founder of FunnyBizz, best selling author and Inc Columnist. He has performed standup comedy at California’s leading clubs including Cobbs, the Comedy Store, the Improv and the Punchline even though he strongly denies being a comedian and is well aware most people don’t understand his accent. His writing has been featured in Inc., Lifehacker, Fast Company, The Huffington Post, and Forbes.
Zahra Noorbakhsh is a Feminist, Muslim Iranian-American comedian. The New Yorker Magazine dubbed her solo show “All Atheists Are Muslim” a highlight of the Int’l NYC Fringe Festival. She’s an SF Writer’s Grotto member, where she also teaches. Catch her on the internationally acclaimed podcast, “Good Muslim, Bad Muslim,” available for download on iTunes. More info at ZahraComedy.com.
With Special Guest M.C.: Matt Lieb
Matt Lieb is a comedian, writer, actor and street musician/Bone Thugs-N-Harmony cover band. He was named “one of my all-time favorite Bay Area performers” by the award-winning SF blog Courting Comedy and described as “extremely talented, charmingly dark and genuinely pleasant.” Matt has taken the San Francisco Bay Area comedy scene by storm, performing with the likes of Brent Weinbach, Moshe Kasher, and W. Kamau Bell. This year will mark Matt Lieb’s 5th year performing at SF Sketchfest. http://www.mattlieb.com/
Call (415) 389-4292 x3 for more details.
For adults and high school students only. No one younger will be admitted.