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The Mutiny Radio Comedy Festival is in its 6th year, and this is the most ambitious ever with 24 shows in 7 days at 6 venues all over San Francisco. Coming Oct 10th-16th with 75 comics from all over the US, along with the Bay Area’s favorite underground comedians, you won’t want to miss special weekend afternoon outdoor shows all day long at Asiento, Atlas Cafe, El Rio, Milk Bar and The BAR on Dolores, and weeknight indoor performances at Milk Bar in the Haight and OMG! downtown.

You can experience the whole festival with an All Access Pass that garners you entrance to every show, a festival t-shirt and gift bag, access to special podcast taping and master classes all week long.  You’re also supporting a community resource that forwards radical creative expression in San Francisco and beyond.

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Thursday 10/4 the Scott Capurro headliner shows on El Rio‘s amazing back patio at 7pm and 9pm promise to be an amazing night of comedy.  Scott is described by San Francisco Weekly as “stand-up in the very best possible sense – deadpan, ever-alert and hilarious”.  You might remember him from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace or Mrs. Doubtfire, but come enjoy his fire stand-up! Also featured on the El Rio shows are Seattle favorite Andy Iwancio, Boston’s Casey McNeal and San Francisco comedy legend Tony Sparks with Loren Kraut, Drea Meyers and Peter Struckmeyer.

An exciting cross over of festivals happens on Saturday 10/16 as the Mutiny Radio Comedy Festival hosts outdoor shows in Atlas Cafe‘s beautiful parklet during the Noise Pop 20th St. Block Party at 2pm and 3:30pm. See festival director Pam Benjamin open the Block Party for free at noon on one of their 20th street stages, hang out for great music, and buy your tickets for the Atlas show (here and here) to enjoy tasty sandwiches, beer, wine and comedy at your special table during the festivities! It’s going to be an amazing afternoon that you won’t want to miss!

Beautiful photo of Asiento via FunCheap SF


Asiento on the corner of 21st and Bryant has been incredibly supportive and collaborative with Mutiny Radio during the Pandemic with outdoor shows on their lovely parklet. These two women owned businesses helped support each other through the financial strain of the past year and a half, and both survived!  Asiento has been hosting Mutiny Radio presents outdoor comedy shows every Wednesday at 7:30pm for over a year, and is hosting four amazing shows for the Festival.  Sunday Brunch 10/10 at 11:30 is the opening show of the festival, and nothing goes better with comedy than hollandaise and mimosas.  Also Wednesday night has two seatings at 7pm and 9pm and Friday at 6:30pm for tasty tapas, top notch drinks and hilarious comedians!

Milk Bar on Haight street is hosting both outdoor weekend shows and inside weekday shows with a special 10pm Tuesday night showcase produced by the national award winning Dirty Angel Entertainment, owned by power couple, Tyrone and Courtenay Collins. They have been the premier company for new talent in the northwest region, and have owned and operated the NW Black Comedy Festival, now going into it’s 6th year. This year’s lineup for the Mutiny Radio Comedy Festival features: AC Oneal (NW Black Comedy Festival, Sixth City Comedy Festival) Imani Kent (winner of House Of Hyjinx Comedy Competition) Jaren George (2020 Sketchfest, 2019 DC Comedy Festival, NW Black Comedy Festival) Dalhia Delu Belle (Portland Queer Comedy Festival, NW Black Comedy Festival, All Jane Comedy Festival, HaHa Harvest Festival) With host The Real Hyjinx (2021 Portland Funniest Five, NW Black Comedy Festival, HaHa Harvest Festival, Portland Comedy Festival, 1865 Comedy Festival) Music provided by DJ Wildchild.

The BAR On Dolores has an intimate outdoor parklet for weekend and weeknight shows on 29th and Dolores while OMG! downtown on 6th St. is the only venue holding exclusively indoor shows (you must have Vax card to enter).

Mutiny Radio is owned and operated by festival director Pam Benjamin and has been providing a free speech, live streaming and podcast platform at since 2013, as well as weekly workshops, open mics for comedians in the Bay and a yearly festival since 2016.
The entire schedule of Mutiny Radio Comedy Festival 2021 events, all 24 shows in 7 days can be found at
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