Sheesh Doc, where to start?! I’m just always so scared and lonely and afraid. It’s a mess up here in this brain! So many feels, so little time! I’m serious though, our corporeal form is a fragile and fleeting vessel. Trust me, I’ve thought about it a lot, dying and whatnot… Where are you going? I HAVEN’T READ YOU MY POEMS YET!
Gee howdy, it’s sure hard being a person nowadays! I mean it’s probably always been hard but I’m alive now and who cares about dead people. I’ll tell you what though, nothing gets those pestering emotions out better than a good laugh with some good friends! Or just pretending to get the jokes while strangers around you laugh. Either way, we’re here to help you out. Join Sam and Dan and the rest of your favorite live sketch + stand-up crew as they tell you all about their mothers and help you forget about those night terrors for an evening! There will be laughs and drinks and hell, you might even work out that whole ‘opening weeping at job interviews’ thing!
New Best Thing presents: NBT Has Feelings!Stand-up + Sketches from the Absolute Best in San Diego and Beyond!Featuring Comedians:
Ryan HicksBrent SullivanCameron Esposito
And Sketches by the NBT Cast!
Wednesday, September 4th 2013 @ 9:00pm The Whistle Stop 2236 Fern Street San Diego, CA 92104 Phone: (619) 284-6784 $5 suggested donation
NBT on Tumblr!
NBT on FaceBook!
NBT on YouTube!

Sheesh Doc, where to start?! I’m just always so scared and lonely and afraid. It’s a mess up here in this brain! So many feels, so little time! I’m serious though, our corporeal form is a fragile and fleeting vessel. Trust me, I’ve thought about it a lot, dying and whatnot… Where are you going? I HAVEN’T READ YOU MY POEMS YET!

Gee howdy, it’s sure hard being a person nowadays! I mean it’s probably always been hard but I’m alive now and who cares about dead people. I’ll tell you what though, nothing gets those pestering emotions out better than a good laugh with some good friends! Or just pretending to get the jokes while strangers around you laugh. Either way, we’re here to help you out. Join Sam and Dan and the rest of your favorite live sketch + stand-up crew as they tell you all about their mothers and help you forget about those night terrors for an evening! There will be laughs and drinks and hell, you might even work out that whole ‘opening weeping at job interviews’ thing!

New Best Thing presents: NBT Has Feelings!

Stand-up + Sketches from the Absolute Best in San Diego and Beyond!
Featuring Comedians:

Ryan Hicks
Brent Sullivan
Cameron Esposito

And Sketches by the NBT Cast!


Wednesday, September 4th 2013 @ 9:00pm
The Whistle Stop
2236 Fern Street
San Diego, CA 92104
Phone: (619) 284-6784
$5 suggested donation

NBT on Tumblr!

NBT on FaceBook!

NBT on YouTube!

Hollywood! The city of angels! Sam and Dan and the rest of the NBT gang are ready to take on the rough and tumble of Southern California’s prodigal son, Los Angeles. They’ll defy the naysayers and let nothing stand in their way because darn it, they’re going to make it! Hear that MOM?
New Best Thing presents: NBT Goes to Hollywood!Stand-up + Sketches from the Absolute Best in San Diego and Beyond!Featuring Comedians:
Dan HarumiChris Thayer(+ super surprise guest, WHAT?!)
And Sketches by the NBT Cast!
Wednesday, August 7th 2013 @ 9:00pm The Whistle Stop 2236 Fern Street San Diego, CA 92104 Phone: (619) 284-6784 $5 suggested donation
NBT on Tumblr!
NBT on FaceBook!
NBT on YouTube!

Hollywood! The city of angels! Sam and Dan and the rest of the NBT gang are ready to take on the rough and tumble of Southern California’s prodigal son, Los Angeles. They’ll defy the naysayers and let nothing stand in their way because darn it, they’re going to make it! Hear that MOM?

New Best Thing presents: NBT Goes to Hollywood!
Stand-up + Sketches from the Absolute Best in San Diego and Beyond!
Featuring Comedians:

Dan Harumi
Chris Thayer
(+ super surprise guest, WHAT?!)

And Sketches by the NBT Cast!


Wednesday, August 7th 2013 @ 9:00pm
The Whistle Stop
2236 Fern Street
San Diego, CA 92104
Phone: (619) 284-6784
$5 suggested donation

NBT on Tumblr!

NBT on FaceBook!

NBT on YouTube!

Hi gang! Comic-Con is coming to San Diego this weekend and that’s our city! Enjoy your weekend but before you go, come get your laugh on with your favorite funny people! SSWA Comedy is teaming up with some very funny friends to put on a very special one night only comedy show this Thursday, July 21st at 9:30pm. 
SSWA Comedy presents: Righteous Hack! (A Post Comic-Con Comedy Show + Party)Performances from (full lineup TBA):
Brennon BullockSam WilesDave RossMatt Ingebretson
+ Surprises! PROMISE!
Wednesday, July 21st 2013 @ 9:30pm The Whistle Stop 2236 Fern Street San Diego, CA 92104 Phone: (619) 284-6784

Hi gang! Comic-Con is coming to San Diego this weekend and that’s our city! Enjoy your weekend but before you go, come get your laugh on with your favorite funny people! SSWA Comedy is teaming up with some very funny friends to put on a very special one night only comedy show this Thursday, July 21st at 9:30pm.

SSWA Comedy presents: Righteous Hack! (A Post Comic-Con Comedy Show + Party)
Performances from (full lineup TBA):

Brennon Bullock
Sam Wiles
Dave Ross
Matt Ingebretson

+ Surprises! PROMISE!

Wednesday, July 21st 2013 @ 9:30pm
The Whistle Stop
2236 Fern Street
San Diego, CA 92104
Phone: (619) 284-6784

Life isn’t a game. Games are games. And game shows are shows about games. And books are about words. But New Best Thing doesn’t care about books. It’s game show night!
This July, come see your new favorite San Diego sketch comedy crew, New Best Thing as they take on America’s favorite non-Baseball related pastime: game shows! Join Sam and Dan and the rest of the gang as they face off and race to beat the clock or buzzer or… anthropomorphic Olmec head and finally find out what’s in that dang mystery box. Boy howdy! If loving game shows is wrong, I don’t want to be The Price is Right!
BIG NEWS. San Diego is getting its very first Fringe Festival and this is our contribution! What better way to celebrate the wacky, oddball artsy-fartsiness of Fringe than with your new favorite sketch and stand-up comedy revue? None, THAT’S HOW. We’re ringing this one in with a bang on July 3rd, the first day of the festival so come show your love for NBT and all your favorite funny people!
New Best Thing presents: The New Best Game Show!Stand-up + Sketches from the Absolute Best in San Diego and Beyond!Featuring Comedians:

Jon FraserSean O’Connor(+ a surprise guest, AND HOW!)

And Sketches by the NBT Cast!

Wednesday, July 3rd 2013 @ 9:00pm The Whistle Stop 2236 Fern Street San Diego, CA 92104 Phone: (619) 284-6784 $5 suggested donation

NBT on Tumblr!

NBT on FaceBook!

NBT on YouTube!

Life isn’t a game. Games are games. And game shows are shows about games. And books are about words. But New Best Thing doesn’t care about books. It’s game show night!

This July, come see your new favorite San Diego sketch comedy crew, New Best Thing as they take on America’s favorite non-Baseball related pastime: game shows! Join Sam and Dan and the rest of the gang as they face off and race to beat the clock or buzzer or… anthropomorphic Olmec head and finally find out what’s in that dang mystery box. Boy howdy! If loving game shows is wrong, I don’t want to be The Price is Right!

BIG NEWS. San Diego is getting its very first Fringe Festival and this is our contribution! What better way to celebrate the wacky, oddball artsy-fartsiness of Fringe than with your new favorite sketch and stand-up comedy revue? None, THAT’S HOW. We’re ringing this one in with a bang on July 3rd, the first day of the festival so come show your love for NBT and all your favorite funny people!

New Best Thing presents: The New Best Game Show!
Stand-up + Sketches from the Absolute Best in San Diego and Beyond!
Featuring Comedians:

Jon Fraser
Sean O’Connor
(+ a surprise guest, AND HOW!)

And Sketches by the NBT Cast!


Wednesday, July 3rd 2013 @ 9:00pm
The Whistle Stop
2236 Fern Street
San Diego, CA 92104
Phone: (619) 284-6784
$5 suggested donation

NBT on Tumblr!

NBT on FaceBook!

NBT on YouTube!

What a rush! It’s like there’s a party in my stomach and only drugs are invited! Everyone needs a release, MOM, and while no one is down for my after work key party/fight club, everyone does drugs. Everyone. Even your parents. That’s why you’re here. Facts.


This month your favorite San Diego sketch comedy crew falls off the bandwagon and how! Sam and Dan get a blank prescription pad and take a trip down the rabbit hole for a night of sketch and stand-up you might forget but certainly won’t regret. Bonus: everyone gets an intervention!


New Best Thing presents: NBT Does Drugs!Stand-up + Sketches from the Absolute Best in San Diego and Beyond!Featuring Comedians:

David CopeSolomon Georgio

And Sketches by the NBT Cast!

Wednesday, June 5th 2013 @ 9:00pm The Whistle Stop 2236 Fern Street San Diego, CA 92104 Phone: (619) 284-6784 $5 suggested donation
NBT on Tumblr!

NBT on FaceBook!

NBT on YouTube!

What a rush! It’s like there’s a party in my stomach and only drugs are invited! Everyone needs a release, MOM, and while no one is down for my after work key party/fight club, everyone does drugs. Everyone. Even your parents. That’s why you’re here. Facts.

This month your favorite San Diego sketch comedy crew falls off the bandwagon and how! Sam and Dan get a blank prescription pad and take a trip down the rabbit hole for a night of sketch and stand-up you might forget but certainly won’t regret. Bonus: everyone gets an intervention!

New Best Thing presents: NBT Does Drugs!
Stand-up + Sketches from the Absolute Best in San Diego and Beyond!
Featuring Comedians:

David Cope
Solomon Georgio

And Sketches by the NBT Cast!


Wednesday, June 5th 2013 @ 9:00pm
The Whistle Stop
2236 Fern Street
San Diego, CA 92104
Phone: (619) 284-6784
$5 suggested donation

NBT on Tumblr!

NBT on FaceBook!

NBT on YouTube!

Sheesh, this economy is in the dumps! Am I correct or not? These days it seems like we’re all barely scraping by. Between the failing job market and rising prices on everything, I can barely afford to go to jail! I still do, but only barely. I don’t know where this bus is going or how I got on but I want to get off. How does one find an escape in such a tepid economical climate?
Simple! Your new favorite sketch and stand-up comedy revue, New Best Thing! Come hang out with your favorite funny people and escape your bills and money troubles Wednesday, May 1st as Sam, Dan and the rest of the gang present New Best Thing Presents: IN THIS ECONOMY?! You’ll laugh all the way to the bank! Right before they laugh you out of it!
New Best Thing presents: NBT Lite!Stand-up + Sketches from the Absolute Best in San Diego and Beyond!Featuring Comedians:
Ron BabcockPaul CibisGreg Santos
And Sketches by the NBT Cast!
Wednesday, May 1stThe Whistle Stop Bar2236 Fern StSan Diego, CA 921049pm, 21+ and FREE (Donations accepted and appreciated)
NBT on Tumblr!
NBT on FaceBook!
NBT on YouTube!

Sheesh, this economy is in the dumps! Am I correct or not? These days it seems like we’re all barely scraping by. Between the failing job market and rising prices on everything, I can barely afford to go to jail! I still do, but only barely. I don’t know where this bus is going or how I got on but I want to get off. How does one find an escape in such a tepid economical climate?

Simple! Your new favorite sketch and stand-up comedy revue, New Best Thing! Come hang out with your favorite funny people and escape your bills and money troubles Wednesday, May 1st as Sam, Dan and the rest of the gang present New Best Thing Presents: IN THIS ECONOMY?! You’ll laugh all the way to the bank! Right before they laugh you out of it!

New Best Thing presents: NBT Lite!
Stand-up + Sketches from the Absolute Best in San Diego and Beyond!
Featuring Comedians:

Ron Babcock
Paul Cibis
Greg Santos

And Sketches by the NBT Cast!

Wednesday, May 1st
The Whistle Stop Bar
2236 Fern St
San Diego, CA 92104
9pm, 21+ and FREE (Donations accepted and appreciated)

NBT on Tumblr!

NBT on FaceBook!

NBT on YouTube!

Folks, Summer is rearing it’s ugly head and you know what that means… Politics! Or wait… Mondays! Er… that’s not it. Partial frontal nudity? Close enough! Regardless, we’re all going to have to shed that unsightly holiday fluff and get ready for the sun, the beach, shirtless volleyball tournaments and a bunch of other stuff we’ve never experienced!
That’s right, this April 3rd, Sam, Dan and the rest of the gang are dedicating themselves to getting fit. They’ll dance their rears off and have themselves a thintervention to decide who is the biggest not winner when New Best Thing presents: NBT Lite! Now with fewer copyright infringements! Bring your fine looking self down for a night of drinks, good times and laughter (ie. nature’s exercise) with your favorite monthly San Diego comedy revue!

New Best Thing presents: NBT Lite!Stand-up + Sketches from the Absolute Best in San Diego and Beyond!


Wednesday, April 3rdThe Whistle Stop Bar2236 Fern StSan Diego, CA 921049pm, 21+ and FREE (Donations accepted and appreciated)

New Best Thing on Tumblr!

Folks, Summer is rearing it’s ugly head and you know what that means… Politics! Or wait… Mondays! Er… that’s not it. Partial frontal nudity? Close enough! Regardless, we’re all going to have to shed that unsightly holiday fluff and get ready for the sun, the beach, shirtless volleyball tournaments and a bunch of other stuff we’ve never experienced!

That’s right, this April 3rd, Sam, Dan and the rest of the gang are dedicating themselves to getting fit. They’ll dance their rears off and have themselves a thintervention to decide who is the biggest not winner when New Best Thing presents: NBT Lite! Now with fewer copyright infringements! Bring your fine looking self down for a night of drinks, good times and laughter (ie. nature’s exercise) with your favorite monthly San Diego comedy revue!

New Best Thing presents: NBT Lite!
Stand-up + Sketches from the Absolute Best in San Diego and Beyond!

Wednesday, April 3rd
The Whistle Stop Bar
2236 Fern St
San Diego, CA 92104
9pm, 21+ and FREE (Donations accepted and appreciated)

New Best Thing on Tumblr!

Everyone loves kids. From the dumb things they say to their small, stupid faces, kids are the best and we here at NBT like to do whatever we can for the little tykes. That’s why this March, we throw out the lame grown up stuff and devote the whole show to our favorite little buddies.
That’s right, March 6th, New Best Thing does Kids! Wait, no— New Best Thing presents: NBT For Kids! Join your favorite hosts, Sam and Dan and the rest of the gang as they do their best to entertain kids of all ages. Of course, the show happens at a bar so no children will be present but it’s the thought that counts. Come on down and make it count!
New Best Thing presents: NBT for Kids!Stand-up + Sketch Featuring Comedians:
Cameron EspositoRhea ButcherBrian Simpson
And Sketches by the NBT Cast!
Wednesday, March 6thThe Whistle Stop Bar2236 Fern StSan Diego, CA 921049pm, 21+ and FREE (Donations accepted and appreciated)
New Best Thing on Tumblr!

Everyone loves kids. From the dumb things they say to their small, stupid faces, kids are the best and we here at NBT like to do whatever we can for the little tykes. That’s why this March, we throw out the lame grown up stuff and devote the whole show to our favorite little buddies.

That’s right, March 6th, New Best Thing does Kids! Wait, no— New Best Thing presents: NBT For Kids! Join your favorite hosts, Sam and Dan and the rest of the gang as they do their best to entertain kids of all ages. Of course, the show happens at a bar so no children will be present but it’s the thought that counts. Come on down and make it count!

New Best Thing presents: NBT for Kids!
Stand-up + Sketch Featuring Comedians:

Cameron Esposito
Rhea Butcher
Brian Simpson

And Sketches by the NBT Cast!

Wednesday, March 6th
The Whistle Stop Bar
2236 Fern St
San Diego, CA 92104
9pm, 21+ and FREE (Donations accepted and appreciated)

New Best Thing on Tumblr!

If you’re anything like me, you’re sitting on a pile of empty pizza boxes crudely fashioned into a chair. You also like romantic comedies! And frankly, who doesn’t? I’m thinking curmudgeons and seeing as you aren’t a curmudgeon and next month is the month of love and racial equality, we here at New Best Thing have decided to give you a very special early Valentine.
That’s right, New Best Thing presents: When She and He did That! It’s a romantic comedy starring your favorite hosts, Sam and Dan. Join them and the rest of the NBT crew as they take on the long and sordid journey of hand holding and face bumping known as love. Will they find their soul mates? Will they find their one true love(s)? Will they find themselves? See it live on Wednesday, February 6th and find out!
New Best Thing presents: When She and He Did That!Stand-up + Sketch Featuring Comedians:
Adam AllgoodPat ReganDallas McLaughlin
And Sketches by the NBT Cast!
Wednesday, February 6thThe Whistle Stop Bar2236 Fern StSan Diego, CA 921049pm, 21+ and FREE (Donations accepted and appreciated)

If you’re anything like me, you’re sitting on a pile of empty pizza boxes crudely fashioned into a chair. You also like romantic comedies! And frankly, who doesn’t? I’m thinking curmudgeons and seeing as you aren’t a curmudgeon and next month is the month of love and racial equality, we here at New Best Thing have decided to give you a very special early Valentine.

That’s right, New Best Thing presents: When She and He did That! It’s a romantic comedy starring your favorite hosts, Sam and Dan. Join them and the rest of the NBT crew as they take on the long and sordid journey of hand holding and face bumping known as love. Will they find their soul mates? Will they find their one true love(s)? Will they find themselves? See it live on Wednesday, February 6th and find out!

New Best Thing presents: When She and He Did That!
Stand-up + Sketch Featuring Comedians:

Adam Allgood
Pat Regan
Dallas McLaughlin

And Sketches by the NBT Cast!

Wednesday, February 6th
The Whistle Stop Bar
2236 Fern St
San Diego, CA 92104
9pm, 21+ and FREE (Donations accepted and appreciated)