Our December show was a blast. Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy the show. This was the last show of 2012 and it was one hell of a finale.
If you’d like to find out more on Beth Stelling, visit her site (http://sweetbeth.com/) and check out her album for sale on Rooftop Comedy:
Matt Ingebretson hosts a monthly show at the Downtown Independent theater in Downtown Los Angeles called Art Fuck (http://artfuckcomedy.tumblr.com/) which hosts amazing comics from Southern California and beyond, some of whom you may even recognize from past NBT shows! Check that out during the monthly Art Walk next time you are in LA. Also check out his new web-series, Matt’s Game Chamber where he talks video games and interviews comedians in his basement. It’s extraordinarily funny.
Our opening comic was Mike Ula who you can catch all around San Diego. Follow him on Facebook for updates on where he will be next.
Catch our next show on January 2nd for our 1 year anniversary spectacular! See the guys that bring you NBT every month performing stand-up on their own show for the first time! Have a Merry Holidays everyone and see you all in the new year!
Remember Jake Weisman? You should. He graced the NBT stage for November’s show and absolutely tore it up with the audience. Any whoops! Soon after our show, Jake was on a plane for New Orleans to perform at Hell Yes Fest where, during his set at Sean Patton’s show, he was interrupted by a particularly inebriated heckler. Of course, he dealt with it the way only Jake can: the most unique and oddball handling of a heckler ever.
The whole event was filmed luckily and was even featured on Huffington Post. Check it out above and keep posted for news about our upcoming shows!
If you missed our October show, you suck. Also you missed a bunch of spooky hilarious sketches and our fantastic comics, Jeff Bilodeau, Dave Ross and Jeff Wattenhofer whose name I just spelled correctly for the first time!
Check out this tidbit from Dave’s set where an audience member’s reaction causes him to do something hilarious!
Also check them out on Facebook and twitter where they are also hilarious:
Boy this years campaign trail has been painful. Campaignful even! It’s been a long, hard road and these two jerks never seem to get it right even after they’ve had chance after chance to prove themselves. But the big day is coming up and frankly we couldn’t be more happy that it’s all over. Wait, presidential who? Proposition what? You’re going to put that where?! No stupid! I’m talking about New Best Thing!
November brings us a yet another installment of your favorite monthly comedy revue and this one is promising to be mint. Sam and Dan are brewing up some fantastic sketches and videos and some good friends, old and new, will be gracing the stand-up stage.
Peter Bandyk Jake Weisman Sean O’Connor
New Best Thing presents: Dumbocracy! Wednesday, November 7th The Whistle Stop Bar 2236 Fern St San Diego, CA 92104 9pm, 21+ and FREE (Donations accepted and appreciated)
Wow! We seriously have a show to be excited about coming up this first Wednesday in October. First off, Halloween happens this month so we have a bunch of horror themed sketches packed full of San Diego’s finest comedy performers. Second, our guest comics this month are Hollywood’s own Dave Ross and Jeff Wattenhofer. Why is this special? For one, Dave acts/directs/writes for the sketch group WOMEN featuring 3 (very funny) men. Check that out above.
Dave and Jeff also host the free comedy show, HOLY FUCK. It’s a show that mixes the best local LA comics in with bigger headliners and throws in some video sketches at the beginning to intro the show. Basically, a bit like ours just over the pond a ways. Come see us cross the metaphorical streams of comedy on Wednesday night with New Best Thing presents: Treehouse of Errors Vol. 1!
School is about to start and New Best Thing is ready. Join Sam and Dan along with San Diego’s funniest as they ring in the new school year with all the hilarious sketches and stand-up comics you’ve come to expect from the most unique comedy revue in town!
Stand-up from: Jonathan Fraser Chris Garcia Chris Thayer
New Best Thing presents: Back To School Wednesday, September 5th The Whistle Stop Bar 2236 Fern St San Diego, CA 92104 9pm, 21+ and FREE (Donations accepted and appreciated)
Remember this guy? You should. It’s Andy Haynes! He headlined the last NBT and he was just on Conan. Boy can we pick’em! Check out his set and follow him on the olde Facebook. Also Twitter. Probably has other stuff too but start there. I don’t want to overwhelm you.
I know we haven’t talked in a while. I just needed a break, you know? I mean, I just felt like we sold out a bit too much last time and, I don’t know, we just felt apart for a few months. Tell you what though, we’ve had some times; plenty of laughs and memories. How’s about we give it another go? You open, say Wednesday, August 1st? What should we do? I was thinking about some steamy sex-time… oh, anything for me? You’re gosh-darn right!
New Best Thing presents… HAUTE SEX! The guys are back from a brief break and totes DTF. Down to funny! This month takes us to the age-olde topic of sex. What is it? How do you do it? Why is there such a funny feeling in the inner pants zone? See Sam and Dan become men and host a night of live sketches, video and stand-up from:
Kate Lee David Cope Andy Haynes
Guaranteed, as always to be the most fun you’ll have 1st Wednesday of every month!
New Best Thing presents… HAUTE SEX! Wednesday, August 1st Whistle Stop Bar 2236 Fern St San Diego, CA 92104 9pm, 21+, FREE (Donations gratefully accepted and appreciated)
Gather ‘round! Big news out of the ole New Best Thing headquarters. We have our regularly scheduled monthly show, first Wednesday of each month at Whistle Stop coming up right around the corner on June 6th.
New Best Thing presents: NBT For Profit! This time around, Sam and Dan might have to make changes to the show when an unexpected guest drops in and offers them a chance to make millions off corporate sponsorship. Will our hosts be able to resist the beckoning call of corporate sponsorship or will they submit to a fate plastered in logos and brand names? Come see the show to find out!
Sam and Dan bring you the best in San Diego performing live sketches as always along with some great guest stand up comedians.
In other news, we’ve managed to pick up on a great opportunity and will be putting on a live stand up showcase at American Comedy Company in downtown San Diego!
It will be the first strictly stand-up comedy show for New Best Thing and our lineup is absolutely fantastic.
New Best Thing Live! at the American Comedy Co. Thursday, June 21st American Comedy Company 818 6th Ave San Diego, CA 92101 8pm, 21+, $10
More details (and a better poster) to come.
Bonus track! We won’t be having a July show at Whistle as the first Wednesday falls on the 4th and well, we freaking love America but… not quite allowed to count my chickens or let the cat out of the bag (on account of the chickens) but there’s a rumor going around that NBT will have a very, very special Comic-Con show this July with a very, very special guest (or guests) that you should be very, very excited about. Keep up with the show to find out more!