Daisy Bateman

Comedy Tonight

There are lots of good things about winter in the Bay Area, like that we don’t have one, but the SF Sketchfest is right up there.* Without it, I never would have gotten to see Dana Gould in full monkey makeup, performing as Hal Holbrook doing Mark Twain for the benefit of John Hodgman, and neither would you. But more on that in a minute.

But first, let’s watch an Australian sing about prejudice (contains some bad words, but not the one you’re thinking):

(This one’s for you Abigail.)

And now, to transition from music to monkeys, a song about a monkey (sort of):


And now, a video that probably needs some introduction, but I’m not sure there’s any way to make it make sense. But I can say that if you do not push play, then you may never see Dana Gould playing the role of Dr. Zaius playing the roll of Hal Holbrook playing the role of Mark Twain, and do you really want to live a life like that?

*Credit to Mary for introducing me to this, lo those many years ago.**

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