Jan
27
Jan 29

Memory Tricks at A.C.T's Costume Shop

FOUR SHOWS ONLY CLICK FOR TICKETS

To commemorate 25 years as a solo theater artist Marga Gomez will revive her early 90's show "Memory Tricks" at A.C.T's Costume shop - four shows only. Memory Tricks, set in New York and Paris, is the funny and poignant story of Marga's complicated relationship with her hyper feminine showgirl mother. Memory Tricks remains the most critically acclaimed of her 12 solo plays. Memory Tricks has been presented in San Francisco at The Marsh, Off Broadway at The Public Theater, and internationally at London's ICA, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and Montreal's Juste Pour Rire.

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Variety 1993
"The autobiographical monologue has been raised to a new level with a new generation or writer performers. Among the best is Marga Gomez... hilarious and moving 'Memory Tricks'"

Frank Rich, New York Times 1993
"funny and touching stage autobiography...I warmly recommend it""

Chicago Reader 1993
"There are two kinds of laughter in the comedy world: the laughter of anesthesia and the laughter of enlightenment. Most stand-up comics aim for anesthesia, dispensing a kind of comedic narcotic to deaden our pain and allow us to deny, however fleetingly, our problems. San Francisco-based monologuist Marga Gomez does something much more difficult in her performances. She takes her most personal foibles and most painful childhood memories and transforms them into a very liberating kind of comedy. In Memory Tricks, for example, she holds up for all the world to see her love-hate relationship with her difficult father (who was a comedian) and her vain, high-strung mother (who was an exotic dancer). Gomez's performances are a kind of spiritual exercise: though they're entertaining--Gomez is a very funny woman--they also provide a kind of psychological road map for self-discovery."

Jan
19
Jan 21

Latin Standards at Segerstrom Center's "Off Center Festival"

  • Segerstrom Center For The Arts

Latin Standards comes to Costa Mesa, CA - CLICK FOR TICKETS

Written and performed by Marga Gomez
Directed by David Schweizer

In Latin Standards, Marga Gomez, the driven adult child of a Cuban entertainer, defies reason by producing a hipster comedy night at a struggling Latino drag queen club during San Francisco’s gentrification crisis. Between vivid portrayals of characters from her upbringing in 1960’s Manhattan to present day San Francisco, Gomez sardonically ponders the ballads (or Latin Standards) penned by her late father Willy Chevalier: a comedian/producer/entrepreneur and composer of dance tunes that reveled in jealousy and obsession. Peppered with unforgettable characters, physicality and humor, Latin Standards delivers nostalgia and relevance with a comic edge in a loving and funny true story of perseverance and creative addiction passed down from immigrant father to lesbian daughter. Latin Standards will mark Gomez’s return visit to Segerstrom Center’s Off Center Festival after her success with her play Lovebirds in 2015.

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Single tickets are $25. If you buy two Off Center productions, tickets are $20. If you buy three or more Off Center productions, tickets are just $15. (Choir! Choir! Choir! is free but a ticket is required to reserve a spot. Reservations accepted beginning January 8.) Discount will automatically be applied when you add two or more Off Center productions to your cart. Eligible productions are: Keith A Wallace, Marga Gomez, Mariachi Flor de Toloache, Belarus Free Theater and Justin Vivian Bond.

Audience Advisory: Mature Content

 

The 5th Annual - New Year's Eve "Comedy Fiesta" at Brava, SF
Dec
31
Jan 1

The 5th Annual - New Year's Eve "Comedy Fiesta" at Brava, SF

Upbeat, Hilarious And Rebellious Headliners Slated For “Brava’s New Year’s Eve Comedy Fiesta.” Starring Tom Ammiano, Marga Gomez, Carla Clayy, and Featured Guests. On Saturday, Dec 31st “Brava’s New Year’s Eve Comedy Fiesta,” now in it’s fifth year, will lead the charge into uncharted territory (AKA the New Year) with a diverse line up of satirically endowed, provocatively charming, woke, witty and acclaimed stand up comedians. The laugh fest will be followed by dancing until 1AM, a celebrity DJ, complimentary midnight champagne, munchies and party hats. As we reel from the election aftermath Brava invites you to laugh, dance and reset with friends. Proceeds will benefit Brava! for Women in the Arts. “Brava’s New Year’s Eve Comedy Fiesta” will take place on Saturday, December 31st at 9pm. Reserved seating begins at $35. With VIP seating available at $50. Tickets may be purchased online at brava.org. Brava is located at 2781 24th street, San Francisco. The evening will feature three headliners: Marga Gomez (GLAAD Award winner “Best Female Comedian 2016” Bay Area Reporter), Tom Ammiano (Comedian and politician, San Francisco Comedy Day, “Mother of Gay Comedy”), and Carla Clayy ( SXSW, SF Punchline and Cobbs). Festivities will be hosted by Priya Prasad (MTV’s “Beyond The Wall” and NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”) with special guests Butch Escobar (San Jose Improv, Hollywood Improv), and Chey Bell (Comedy Store and Laugh Factory, Los Angeles).

After the laughs - get your party hat on!

After the laughs - get your party hat on!

Oct
28
8:00 pm20:00

San Francisco Purple Onion at Kells

Marga headlines "Women Gettin' Witty - an all female comedy show that premieres monthly at The Purple Onion (Kells) in San Francisco" 

Tickets on EventBrite

San Fran: Marga's Comedy Salon (OCTOBER ELECTION SPECIAL)
Oct
25
8:00 pm20:00

San Fran: Marga's Comedy Salon (OCTOBER ELECTION SPECIAL)

  • Spark Arts

Marga is thrilled to welcome the legendary Tom Ammiano hailed as "The Mother Of Gay Comedy" also known as or former California Assemblyman, former San Francisco Supervisor who returns to his Stand Up night job. Also featuring New York comedian and PHD activist and educator Micia Mosely. Trump Roast will be served by 3 masters. Tickets for this special event are $20 available now at www.SparkArts.com Limited seating. 

San Francisco: Marga's Comedy Salon (September)
Sep
27
8:00 pm20:00

San Francisco: Marga's Comedy Salon (September)

  • Spark Arts

   Matt Lieb SF Sketchfest favorite (and guy from the #sadbreakfast commercial.)  KQED's 2016 "Comedian To Watch"  Irene Tu and Co -Host of Manhaters (winner 2016 East Bay Express) Music journalist Barry Walters (Rolling Stone, Spin, The Advocate)      ......            Special guest  Anita DriesebergMarga Gomez hosts.  

RESERVE NOW - Limited Seating

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NYC: Marga plays Cinderblock Comedy Festival , Brooklyn
Sep
15
Sep 18

NYC: Marga plays Cinderblock Comedy Festival , Brooklyn

I will be in NYC to perform a new solo show at Dixon Place on Tues Sept 13th (free admission) CLICK HERE FOR DIXON PLACE SEPT 13 INFO and then I follow that up with a week of stand up at Cinderblock in Brookln

CLICK HERE FOR ALL CINDERBLOCK INFO

Here are the showcases I will be in. My longest set will be on Fri at The Mermaid Show - that's about 20 minutes. Otherwise it's 10 minute sets. 

Thur 9/15 (10:15pm-11:30) The Block Party @ Experiment Comedy Gallery
Fri 9/16 (7pm-8:30pm) Mermaid Show @ Experiment Comedy Gallery
Sat 9/17 (10:30pm-MID) Headliners Bawl @ Experiment Comedy Gallery
Sun 9/18 (4:30pm-6pm) Late Late Breakfast @ Experiment Comedy Gallery

 

NYC: Marga's New Solo at Dixon Place
Sep
13
7:30 pm19:30

NYC: Marga's New Solo at Dixon Place

  • Dixon Place

"My Own Private Solo Show" written / performed by Marga Gomez                           At the cozy Dixon Place Lounge. FREE admission. Donations to the artist are always in style.  No reservations. First come first served.Full bar. 

 Marga Gomez, in collaboration with director David Schweizer, returns to Dixon Place with a work in progress about fathers, entertainment, Cafe Cubano, elevator music, and gentrification set in Washington Heights and San Francisco.

Marga's Comedy Salon
Jul
26
8:00 pm20:00

Marga's Comedy Salon

  • Spark Arts

Join comedian, playwright and culture vulture Marga Gomez,  for the July 26th premiere of "Marga's Comedy Salon" featuring the brilliant minds of Bay Area favorites Natasha Muse (SF Weekly's “Comedian to Watch”) and Karinda Dobbins (Nickelodeon, W. Kamau Bell guest artist) Marga's Comedy Salon will mix all genres of comedy stand-up, performance, variety arts and includes discussions with innovators and regular folks. Laugh, chill, and enjoy the visual art in the gallery every fourth Tuesday at Spark Arts, 8pm. Limited seating. Reservations available shortly at www.sparkarts.com

Marga plays in star studded NYC Comedy benefit for LPAC
Jun
16
8:00 pm20:00

Marga plays in star studded NYC Comedy benefit for LPAC

  • Town Hall

CLICK FOR TICKETS

LOL with leading lesbian and queer comics at Levity & Justice For All. We've got Judy GoldKaren WilliamsMarga GomezMarsha Warfield, and special guest Billie Jean King! All of these women on stage with Rosie O'DonnellLea DeLariaCameron Esposito and more. This EPIC night of comedy benefits our 2016 political slate. Tickets are going fast - 

POUND in Santa Cruz (2 nights)
Jun
10
Jun 11

POUND in Santa Cruz (2 nights)

  • Broadway Playhouse

Marga's sex fueled solo theater comedy comes to Santa Cruz for PRIDE month - Fri & Sat June 10th & June 11th - 2 NIGHTS ONLY - - Limited Seating. Reservations Advised. $20 adv/$25 at door www.brownpapertickets.com
In Pound Marga Gomez plays a celibate celesbian catapulted through a vaginal portal into a steamy data cloud where notorious lesbian cinematic archetypes such as extortionists, showgirls, murderers and school teachers hook up in spectacularly meta ways. Drected by David Schweizer and a critically acclaimed hit in New York, San Francisco, Portland and now Santa Cruz's intimate Broadway Playhouse. Adults Only. Click "JOIN" on this page. Invite friends. Share the POUND : ) 
"Relevant social commentary spun into hysterically entertaining comedy gold is always a treat. Gomez achieves this with aplomb." Out Magazine
"Hilariously Skewed" The New York Times
"Saw lesbo comic SUPERSTAR genius @margagomez tonight" Lisa Kron's Tweet

Interviews Marga Gomez talks POUND: 
American Theatre magazine interview by Laurie Stone
http://www.americantheatre.org/2015/07/23/marga-gomezs-lovehate-letter-to-her-lesbian-role-models/

GO Magazine interview
http://www.gomag.com/article/goexclusive_interview_wit#.VZ8FED005Jg.facebook

POUND in LOS ANGELES
Jun
6
8:00 pm20:00

POUND in LOS ANGELES

  • AKBAR

 

JUNE 6 ONE NIGHT ONLY - at Akbar -- Reserve ASAP - Limited Seating - concentrated stripped down, raw, back room version of the show Tony winner Lisa Kron (Fun Home) called "Lesbo Comic Genius!"

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General admission seating. 
Marga Gomez’s POUND, a critically acclaimed hit Off-Off Broadway, in San Francisco, Portland comes to Los Angeles for one night only Monday June 6 2016 -at Akbar. In Pound Marga Gomez plays a celibate celesbian catapulted through a vaginal portal into a steamy data cloud where notorious lesbian cinematic archetypes such as extortionists, showgirls, murderers and school teachers hook up in spectacularly meta ways. 
"Relevant social commentary spun into hysterically entertaining comedy gold is always a treat. Gomez achieves this with aplomb." Out Magazine
"Hilariously Skewed" The New York Times

 

POUND: Tour Preview in San Francisco
Jun
3
8:00 pm20:00

POUND: Tour Preview in San Francisco

See a raw and stripped down hilarious sneak preview of Marga Gomez’s POUND just days before it's Los Angeles and Santa Cruz mini tour. Pound was a 2015 hit in New York City and San Francisco. If you missed it at Brava theater see the sexy minimilast version in our gallery, in the heart of the Castro, one night only.

In Pound Marga Gomez plays a celibate celesbian catapulted through a vaginal portal into a steamy data cloud where notorious lesbian cinematic archetypes such as extortionists, showgirls, murderers and school teachers hook up in spectacularly meta ways. Full length version directed by David Schweizer

POUND trailer: https://vimeo.com/147594417

Gala Benefit for International Institute of the Bay Area
Apr
28
7:00 pm19:00

Gala Benefit for International Institute of the Bay Area

  • BATS Improv Theatre

Enjoy big laughs for a good cause, helping Bay Area immigrants and their families secure brighter futures.

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Performers

Emcee

When: Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 5:30 PM (PDT)

  • 5:30 PM: Cocktail Reception
  • 7:00 PM: Show Begins

Overview of IIBA

International Institute of the Bay Area (IIBA) has been serving immigrant communities for 98 years. Founded in 1918 and expanded as the result of a successful merger in 2007, IIBA has a long history of providing high-quality, low-cost legal services in the communities we serve. This past year 10,000 immigrants representing 95 countries benefited from IIBA's immigration legal services. Learn more at www.iibayarea.org