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The Heuristic Squelch Comedy Experience is happening for the third time this fall, on Wednesday, December 5th, at Blake's on Telegraph in Berkeley. I know that with Kevin Avery, Sheng Wang, Alex Koll, Joe Tobin, and Kevin O'Shea, the show is going to be amazing, but it's nice to see that the media has taken notice as well.

It's on Page 17 of the print edition, or you can read it online here.

Please note that I was a "maverick" English major at Cal, not simply a "poor" English major,as some believe.

You might be asking yourself, "Sean, after this unprecedented local media interest in your comedy, what's next for you?" The answer is, staying humble, keeping my eyes on the prize, taking things one day at a time, and continuing to give 110% every night up there on the stage. I'll be giving 115% on Wednesday, December 19th at the Pleasanton Hotel (Side note: contrary to popular opinion, getting booked on Wednesday nights is the real sign that you've arrived in the comedy biz.)

January 8th marks my first SF comedy production, with a show at 12 Galaxies called "Six Feet or Taller". You can see some of the Bay Area's tallest comics perform, starting at 9 PM. Reggie Steele headlines, along with Sal Calanni, Brendan Lynch, Kevin Munroe, Caitlin Gill, and Marcella Arguello, while I host the damn thing, because I am discordantly short.

The official blurb for the Squelch show is after the jump.

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The Heuristic Squelch Comedy Experience features San Francisco's finest professional comics in a subterranean East Bay setting. Squelch favorite Kevin Avery headlines the third HSCE, with featured performances by Sheng Wang, Alex Koll, Joe Tobin, and Kevin O'Shea. Hosted by Sean Keane. Proceeds benefit the Heuristic Squelch, UC Berkeley's humor magazine. After the pro show, stick around for an open mic, starting around 10:30.

18+, $8, no drink minimum. Doors at 8, show at 8:30. Tickets available through the Squelch or from

Kevin Avery is a nationwide comedy club favorite, a regular opener for David Alan Grier and Dave Chappelle, a Star Wars enthusiast, and one half of Live 105's "Siskel and Negro" comedy duo.

Sheng Wang is part of the Comedians of Comedy Tour and appeared on Comedy Central's "Live at Gotham". Wang is a Cal alumnus who recently moved to Los Angeles only not really.

Alex Koll is a member of the acclaimed sketch group Boomtime!, an accomplished filmmaker, and a damn fine balloon animal artist.

Joe Tobin is one of the founders of popular SF showcase "Ebony & Irony Presents", the second-place finisher in the 2007 San francisco Comedy Club competition, and a long-suffering Philadelphia Phillies fan.

Kevin O'Shea performs at clubs and colleges all around the Bay, and hosts his own comedy talk show, "Blah Blah Blah!"

Sean Keane is an alum of both Berkeley and the Squelch, and recently performed as part of the Baby Faces of Comedy Tour.

For more information about the open mic, contact Mr. Sean Keane at mrseankeane at gmail dot com.


Impressive! Congratulations. Shame about the persistent misspelling of "Hueristic" though.

you know what else is on wednesdays at the pleasanton hotel? victorian and teddy bear high teas.

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