Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Keith Lowell Jensen CD/DVD Release

Cover art by Jacquelyn Bond

Keith Lowell Jensen
CD and DVD Release Party

When: Friday, September 23, 2011 8pm
Were: Sacramento Comedy Spot, 1050 20th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
WWW: www.SacComedySpot.com/
How Much: $12
Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/187265
Phone: (916) 402-4757
More Information: Call Keith Lowell Jensen at 916 470-9393 with questions or interview requests. Photos available.

"A hilarious sophomore album proving that Keith Lowell Jensen may be the "Atheist Comedian" but he is oh so much more."

Keith Lowell Jensen's new CD and DVD, Cats Made of Rabbits, recorded in front of a sold out crowd at The Sacramento Comedy Spot features the comedian using his usual schizophrenic approach to take the listener from Jensen's personal stories to his take on marijuana laws, homophobia, animal rights and of course religion.

In the past year Jensen has
  • Performed three shows at the prestigious Bridgetown Comedy Festival
  • Appeared on Lopez Tonight where he performed in a skit featuring Chris Rock
  • Opened twice for Doug Stanhope, twice for Will Durst and once for Robin Williams
  • Received much local attention for his feud with AM radio shock jock Don Geronimo
  • Celebrated the two year anniversary of his Comedy Night at Luna's
  • Remained an independent artist and maintained his loyalty to Sacramento
And now it's time to celebrate a great year and a fantastic new CD and DVD release. Shows are being booked in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Chico and Long Beach but the first, the biggest and the best will be right here in Sacramento where the trouble first started.

Praise for Jensen's 2009 album, To The Moon... Live at Luna's

About.com "Jensen has a hard time focusing on any one thing for too long. That doesn't mean he lacks a point of view, though; he's got a dark sensibility and a propensity for logic over blind acceptance."

Aristocratii.ru (Romania) "A great listen, all ending in a wonderfully crafted story that reminded me of Woody Allen’s stand-up."

The Sacramento Bee "Jensen's comedy has gone global"

News and Review: "Jensen skewers everything—religion, Jenny McCarthy, light-rail drivers. Don't miss a chance to see him live."

SacRag.com "Jensen turns a throwaway Light Rail Drivers joke into an extended piece about remixing the joke for different audiences, and segues from that into a great series of jokes about performing in small town “comedy clubs,” building to a great bit about parents who bring their kids to bars, with a classic R-rated punchline."

Submerge Magazine "To the Moon finds Jensen rocketing his material to new heights, touching upon anything from having a kid to the costumes in porn. Jensen gets introspective too, poking fun at his experience of attending continuation school"

SacramentoPress.com Show Review "biting commentary on religion and the way society perceives it

BadMouth.net "Cerebral, profane and lowbrow. To the Moon is a no-brainer for existing fans of Jensen’s and a great way for the uninitiated to become acquainted with one of Northern California’s fastest rising stars."

The Serious Comedy Site "To The Moon, the first stand-up comedy CD by Keith Lowell Jensen is solid, solid stuff."

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Current Shows

Please click the links below for more information on our current productions.

Ha Ha Heathens at The SF Punch Line: May 17th, 2011
A new gang of godless stand ups for the second season of this popular show. Click link for all the details:

Ha Ha Heathens at The Sacramento Comedy Spot: May 20th, 2011
Line up to be announced...

Keith Lowell Jensen

Ha Ha Heathens: Season II

When: Tuesday, May 17th, 2011
Where: Punch Line, 444 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111-3228
How Much: $15
Phone: (310) 692-4495
Photos: Check back soon
More Information: eatemupyumshows@gmail.com
WWW: www.punchlinecomedyclub.com
Tickets: http://www.livenation.com/event/1C004673E41348EE?artistid=1475221&majorcatid=10002&minorcatid=51

Despite hit shows in LA, San Francisco and Sacramento, Ha Heathens first season failed to bring God's fiery wrath down on any of the comedians or audience members involved. So professional heathen wrangler Keith Lowell Jensen has put together a new batch of Godless comedians for a 2nd go at it. It's Armageddon or bust as Ha Ha Heathens returns to The Punchline SF, a club that hopefully has it's lightening roods and flood insurance place.

Look for surprise guests, random blasphemy and good God fearing tourists who wander in unaware because they don't want to leave San Francisco without seeing a comedy show.

Meet The Heathens

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Brian Malow
The popular "Science Comedian" and Time.com correspondent performed several times with the Coexist? Comedy Tour filling the Jewish slot but he's not exactly orthodox. What he is is a fiercely intelligent and hilarious stand up comedian.

Troy Conrad
He has gone on stage as George W. and as Jesus H., even managing to somehow get his Comedy Jesus DVD selling at WalMart where it surely has been purchased by nice, Christian families not quite realizing what they were getting. Troy was a special guest at The Ha Ha Heathens New Years Eve show at The Center For Inquiry in Hollywood and we're thrilled to have him back.

Caitlin Gill
A rising talent in the San Francisco comedy scene, people are talking about Caitlin Gill. Most of those are people stuck in conversations with her father, who is really, really excited about his daughter telling dirty jokes to strangers in clubs. Her style twists her personal experiences into engaging bits and stories, and drops phrases in your ear that will later litter your lexicon.

Keith Lowell Jensen
Keith Lowell Jensen, the head heathen, has a youtube sensation with his Atheist Church videos. He performs at atheist conventions and gatherings and goes to church with his mom on Easter. He recently performed with Robin Williams and regularly features for super-atheist Doug Stanhope.

Thursday, January 20, 2011


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Featuring W. Kamau Bell, Janine Brito, Nato Green
When: Friday, February 11th, 2011 9pm
Were: Sacramento Comedy Spot, 1050 20th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
WWW: www.SacComedySpot.com/
How Much: $20
Phone: (916) 402-4757
More Information: Call Keith Lowell Jensen at 916 470-9393 with questions or interview requests.

"Collectively, the three comedians starring in “Laughter Against the Machine” have one Huffington Post blog, several alt-weekly columns, a degree in comparative politics, a degree in history, one long-running radio-show-turned-webcast, and three ongoing critiques about hegemony and the fallacy of a “post-racial” America."
"It’s smart, it’s heady, it gets to the very edge of what’s tolerable for a left-wing, politically correct audience. In fact, the comedians don’t ever clarify which machine they’re attacking. Sometimes it’s an obvious target (Joe Lieberman, the cop who arrested Henry Louis Gates, the state of Oregon). Other times, it’s a sacred cow (Tyler Perry, Kwanzaa, the movie Precious). Such wide-ranging assaults make the show more interesting. But they also require a little suspension of liberal mores.”
— East Bay Express

"These Laughs Kill Facists"
— The Portland Mercury

"The Funniest Show We've Ever Seen."
— SF Weekly

W. Kamau Bell, Nato Green, and Janine Brito, three of the nation’s most fearless and thought-provoking comedians, bring their sold-out comedy tour Laughter Against The Machine to The Sacramento Comedy Spot in the heart of downtown Sacramento.

Laughter Against The Machine came together in the back of a comedy show in 2008 during a discussion among Nato, Kamau, and Hari Kondabolu seeking new audiences for their material. Having collaborated on several successful Bay Area political comedy shows, they wanted to put on an issue-oriented, topical comedy show constructed of truly impassioned material to attract the thoughtful, dauntless, urban, and urbane audiences that they knew were out there. They wanted the comedians and the audience to show up understanding that they would both be challenged, where the audience could be entertained and think at the same time, and where the comedians would promise to push themselves to places comics normally fear to tread. They also wanted it to be hilarious. Hari, Nato, and Kamau wanted a comedy show with no preconceived expectations, no party lines, and certainly no cheerleading, because these three have beef with everybody, including themselves.

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W. KAMAU BELL told the very first joke about Barack Obama on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend way back in 2005. Unfortunately, the joke predicted that Barack would never be President. (Oops!) In addition to performing stand-up comedy, Kamau is best known for his critically acclaimed solo show, The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in About an Hour. Kamau has also released two stand-up comedy CD’s, ONE NIGht ONLY & the critically-acclaimed Face Full of Flour, which made both iTunes and Punchline Magazine Top 10 Best Comedy albums of 2010. He has been named BEST COMEDIAN by The San Francisco Weekly (2008), The San Francisco Bay Guardian (2010), & 7×7 Magazine (2010). He co-hosts The Field Negro Guide to Art & Culture Podcast with Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid. According to Margaret Cho, “W. Kamau Bell is the most important guy doing comedy right now. Do yourself a favor and go see him. He’s got the most astute, hilarious and completely righteous material going and he’s going to be a legend in his own lifetime like Richard Pryor and Lenny Bruce. Think Bill Hicks but slightly taller.” His website is http://www.wkamaubell.com/

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NATO GREEN, San Francisco native and erratic Huffington Post blogger, was recently named the SF Weekly’s Best Comedian of 2010 for putting on “legendary” shows that keep audiences “doubled over.” He's been described as "half Lenny Bruce, half Eugene Debs." Nato is the creator of Iron Comic, the Iron Chef-spoofing hit comedy game show that packed houses at SF Sketchfest three years running and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival 2010. The East Bay Express reported that onstage Nato “has a knack for pushing boundaries,” the San Francisco Chronicle wrote that Nato “had the hordes howling,” while his comedy was called “edgy” and “innovative” by the San Francisco Examiner and the Northern California Jewish Weekly. He co-hosts The Rumpus Radio Podcast with author Stephen Elliott. His website is http://www.natogreen.com/

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JANINE BRITO is a sarcastic, snarky smart bomb of comedy funk straight from the 80’s. She’s been told, on occasion, that she is relentlessly intelligent, cute, and above all screamingly funny. Janine started doing standup comedy in St. Louis and has performed at clubs and theaters throughout the US and Hong Kong. Now a rising star on the San Francisco scene, she is a regular at the Punch Line, winner of the 2009 SF Women’s Comedy Competition and recipient of Rooftop Comedy’s 2010 Silver Nail Award. Janine’s website is www.janinebrito.com

Welcome to Laughter Against The Machine. LATM is not just a show, it’s a band. A band that is strengthened by the diversity of the comedians’ opinions, ethnicity, and upbringing. Welcome to a show where the comics may (among other lighthearted topics) vivisect the very notion of post-racial America, AND attack the corruption and decadence of late-imperial America, AND provide an historical context for the mess we’re in, AND make jokes about it. Very, very funny jokes.

“Brutally honest without being a dick about it. RECOMMENDED”
— East Bay Express

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Will Franken at The Sacramento Comedy Spot

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A night of comedy with
Will Franken
With special guest Ray Molina

When: Friday, January 14th, 2011 @ 9pm
Where: Sacramento Comedy Spot, 1050 20th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
WWW: http://saccomedyspot.com and  http://willfranken.com/
How Much: $15
Phone: (916) 402-4757

"What elevates Mr. Franken above your garden-variety comedian is an erudite wit and a highly developed sense of the absurd" - The New York Times
"Best Comedian" -SF Weekly
"Best alternative to psychedelic drugs" -SF Bay Guardian
"A demented, one-man Monty Python" -Ars Nova

Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal- Alternative Show and Best of the Fest
HBO Comedy Festival- 1st Runner-up for The Andy Kaufman Award
The World Stands Up, BBC tv appearance, London

Will Franken's strange life story is the kind that standup comedians dream of having and independent filmmakers dream of concocting.

A brilliant and hilarious youngster with a penchant for psychedelic drugs, Franken came head to head with a tyrannical father and a stiff Midwestern hometown before fleeing both to seek fame and fortune in New York City -- earning an Associate’s degree in Acting and a Master's degree in English en route. Franken's Big Apple existence was also marked by highs and lows, from nailing a lucrative gig as the mascot of online library Questia, to teaching social studies and English at a middle school in Harlem. He was a fixture in Greenwich Village’s alternative theatre scene.

The bumpy life continued as Franken, broke but determined to make a name for himself in comedy, came to San Francisco from New York by way of North Carolina -- with $300 to his name and no housing or employment prospects. Between spending nights in his car at the Berkeley Marina and days looking for typist work, Franken hit every open mic show and poetry slam he could find. In less than three years, his determination paid off as he quickly built a solid reputation as one of San Francisco's most original comedic acts.

Franken established himself as a San Francisco cult figure and was selected “Best Comedian” by SF Weekly and “Best Alternative to Psychedelic Drugs” by the San Francisco Bay Guardian. Tribe.net named him one of the Top 25 People to Watch Nationwide. His solo show Good Luck With It debuted at the New York Fringe Festival to rave reviews by the New York Times, and had an extended run at San Francisco’s Marsh Theater.

“Madonna reinvents herself every year. I reinvent myself every two minutes," Franken says. You can see that principle at work in both his comedy and his life: Always keep moving because things are bound to get -- in the words of a San Francisco Bay Guardian article about Franken -- more "bizarre and fabulous."

And opening the show:
Ray Molina is a comedian's comedian. He is one of the sharpest writers on the scene today and his deadpan delivery is perfect for his often dark subject matter.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Ha Ha Heathens at The Steve Allen Theatre

Atheists United Los Angeles Presents...
Ha Ha Heathens
New Year's Celebration

Who: Keith Lowell Jensen, Troy Conrad, Betsy Salkind and Trevor Hill
When: December 31, 2010. 8pm
Where: The Steve Allen Theatre, 4773 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90027
How Much: $15 Proceeds to benefit Atheists United, Los Angeles
More Information and advanced tickets: http://atheistsunited.org
Facebook Event Page: http://tinyurl.com/2gxjsqw

An all atheist comedy show. You probably won't be struck by lightning if you attend. You definitely won't be made to sing, kneel, pray or tithe as this godless batch of funny folks serve up sacred cow, well done. People of all faiths are welcome and, so long as they bring their senses of humor, sure to have a good time.
Ha Ha Heathens has played before sold out audiences in San Francisco and Sacramento and is now making it's way to Los Angeles for the first time..

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Keith Lowell Jensen
Best known as the atheist comedian on the popular Coexist? Comedy Tour, Keith Lowell Jensen was also recently seen on Lopez Tonight where performed in a skit with George Lopez and Chris Rock. He also appeared on Spike TV's Manswers as a panhandling expert, proudly displaying his "Atheist, will convert for food" cardboard sign and asking a busload of school children to hand over their lunch money. Jensen's CD "To The Moon; Live at Luna's" was named one of the best comedy CDs of 2009 by The Serious Comedy Site and his recently released documentary film "Why Lie; I Need A Drink" screened at theatres from New York to California before being released on DVD this past November.

Troy Conrad
Troy Conrad has no fear of making the controversial into comedy and standing for a rational world. A writer for The Jay Mohr Roast on NBC, and a guest on The Stephanie Miller Show, Sirius/XM Radio, and Pacifica Radio, his work has also been featured on The Thom Hartmann Program and The Young Turks. One of the few writers to complete the writing programs at Second City Los Angeles Conservatory, iO West, and Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre. He has performed at comedy clubs throughout the U.S., and festivals including Montreal, Dublin, Philadelphia, Calgary, and Vancouver, and Minneapolis. After performing with Arizona’s professional Shakespeare company, Southwest Shakespeare, he moved to Los Angeles not for sitcom fame, but for the good soil to grow good projects and develop as an artist.

His live DVD, “The Comedy Jesus Show,” is available at stores throughout North America. A former fundamentalist and door-to-door Bible salesman, Troy has an inside perspective on the dangers of religion and obedience and reaches a tremendous number of people. The videos he has produced, directed, or appeared in, such as “Intervention: iPhone Apps” have been viewed over 10 million times. He is also the producer of The David Feldman Comedy Podcast on iTunes, the Funny or Die series, “Runyon: Just Above Sunset,” and the upcoming Howard Bloom project “The Truth at Any Price.” Rational Entertainment will soon be releasing the DVD of “Inside the Decider,” a deep and honest version of George W. Bush’s memoir “Decision Points.”

Betsy Salkind
The Boston Globe said, "there are countless ways to make someone laugh, and Betsy Salkind knows most of them. Want sarcastic wit? Political humor? Or maybe just a good animal mime? Salkind can pull all that off and more.” Best known as 'Squirrel Lady,' Betsy has appeared on "Girls Night Out," "Last Comic Standing," and "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."
She was a staffwriter for SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIAL and ROSEANNE, and is author of "More Than Once Upon A Time" and "Betsy's Sunday School Bible Classics (children's books for adults) as well as the blog "Ethel's Law." Betsy's Sunday School Bible Classics is an Award Finalist for the 2010 USA Book Awards (humor).

Trevor Hill
Trevor Hill was a favorite at the San Francisco "Ha Ha Heathens" when the godless comedy show visited his hometown earlier this year. The young comedian draws on his personal life in a way that is charming and hilariously honest including his observations made while  traveling to the world's most spiritual places, the middle east and Las Vegas.
We feel most fortunate having this San Francisco Bay Area favorite on loan to us for the night.

Keith Lowell Jensen

Best known as the atheist comedian on the popular Coexist? Comedy Tour, Keith Lowell Jensen was also recently seen on Lopez Tonight where he performed in a skit with George Lopez and Chris Rock. He also appeared on Spike TV's Manswers as a panhandling expert, proudly displaying his "Atheist, will convert for food" cardboard sign and asking a busload of school children to hand over their lunch money.

Jensen's CD "To The Moon; Live at Luna's" was named one of the best comedy CDs of 2009 by The Serious Comedy Site and his recently released documentary film "Why Lie; I Need A Drink" screened at theatres from New York to California before being released on DVD this past November.

In the past decade the comedian has performed at top clubs on the west coast, east coast and when it couldn't be helped in those horrifying places in between the coasts. Festival bookings include The San Francisco Sketch Fest, The Seattle Sketch Fest, The Marsh Comedy Festival and The Sacramento All Sketch Comedy Festival.

Current dates:

Every Wednesday unless otherwise noted: Comedy Night at Luna's Cafe, Sacramento CA