4:30 ORIENTATION: The group leader will go over program details and answer any questions.Dinner: 5:30 Dinner in hotel meeting roomEvening: 7:15-8:00 STAND-UP COMEDY: MAUREEN LANGAN
Maureen performs all over the world and was a finalist in the 2009 San Francisco Comedy Competition and the winner of the 2009 MAC Award for Best Female Comic. She’s appeared on The Joy Behar Show, Comics Unleashed, and HBO and she’s a regular at Carolines on Broadway in New York City. Maureen grew up in Lake Hiawatha, New Jersey, where there is no lake.Lodging: Hilton San Francisco Airport BayfrontMeals Included: Dinner
From Myron Cohen to Sarah Silverman, Jewish jokesters have had a disproportionate influence on American comedy. At three percent of the nation's population, Jews have made up as much as two-thirds of the country's comics. Learn how and why Jews have been making us laugh for decades.Lunch: 12:00 Lunch in hotel meeting roomAfternoon: 1:30-3:30 CLASS: Great Jewish ComediansDinner: 5:30 Dinner in hotel meeting roomEvening: 7:15-8:00 STAND-UP COMEDY: JEFF APPLEBAUM
After 20 plus years in California, New York City native Jeff Applebaum is finally learning to speak English. Jeff’s comedy examines his life experiences, which include being the only white kid on his Little League team in Queens, having a Chinese wife who orders from take-out menus in fluent Mandarin and raising a teen son who calls himself Jewnese because he says it sounds better than Chine-ish. Jeff made his national TV debut on CBS as a comedian on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. He has also appeared on Comedy TV, Byron Allen’s nationally syndicated program and opened for and performed with comic legends Robert Klein, Richard Lewis, Robin Williams, Kevin Pollak and Jake Johansen.
Jeff was cast by Sandy Hackett, the late Buddy Hackett's son, to play the principal role of Joey Bishop in the long-running musical tribute The Rat Pack Is Back in San Francisco, Chicago, Manchester, New Hampshire and Las Vegas. Jeff also appeared in the blockbuster film The Pursuit of Happyness starring Will Smith. Prior to comedy, Jeff worked as an engineer using his two degrees from MIT. Along with performing, he is currently developing the Comedy Channel for Aha Radio and lives with his wife and three children in Silicon Valley.Lodging: Hilton San Francisco Airport BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Your instructor is a stand-up comic who offers insight into the creative process of a joke—from the idea to the writing to the delivery. You will also be taken backstage to learn how comedians progress up the tough comedy ladder to pursue their labor of laugh.Lunch: 12:00 Lunch in hotel meeting roomAfternoon: 1:00-5:30 FREE-TIME
In the local area, you can explore the San Francisco Bay Trail which offers scenic views of the bay and the East Bay. You can also take the city of Burlingame's complimentary shuttle to downtown Burlingame which has many charming shops and restaurants.Dinner: 5:30 Dinner in hotel meeting roomEvening: 7:15-8:00 STAND-UP COMEDY: FRED ANDERSON
Fred caught the performing "bug" in 1976 and was instantly hooked. His first performances at the “Renaissance Pleasure Faire” in California (yup, he wore tights and a pirate shirt!) turned a hobby into a profession. The show is a high energy combo of stand-up comedy, crazy stunts, magic & escape-artistry. His live appearances have taken him the world over to festivals and events including two World Expos, The Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, The Lincoln Center Summer Out-of-Doors Festival, The Festival Praha in Prague, the New York Comedy Festival and for the past eight years, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the largest theater event in the world. His TV appearances include FOX TV’s “Comedy Express”, A & E’s “An Evening at the Improv” and “New York Street Performers” on PBS.Lodging: Hilton San Francisco Airport BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Jerry’s comedy is refreshingly clean, smart and imaginative in a world where comedy is too often dumb or dirty. That's why he's one of the Bay Area's favorite hosts for comedy, music festivals and charity events. He also performs as "The Sales Comedian" with an act specifically for corporate sales meetings. As The Sales Comedian, Jerry delivers hilarious comedy all about the world of selling - from cold calling, to presentations and proposals, to closing the deal.
NORM GOLDBLATT has been a contributor to The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. His material touches on everything from current events, politics and life in the Silicon Valley to the world of science. He appears at corporate events and in all the major comedy clubs in the San Francisco Bay Area: Rooster T Feathers, Cobb’s Comedy Club, Punch Line, Throckmorton Theater and the Improv where he opens regularly for tech comic, Don McMillan.Lodging: Hilton San Francisco Airport BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Your instructor is a stand-up comic who offers insight into the creative process of a joke—from the idea to the writing to the delivery. You will also be taken backstage to learn how comedians progress up the tough comedy ladder to pursue their labor of laugh.Lunch: 12:00 Lunch in hotel meeting roomAfternoon: 1:15-3:15 CLASS: Today's World of Stand up ComedyDinner: 5:30 Dinner in hotel meeting room
Evening: 7:15-8:00 STAND-UP COMEDY: DAN ST. PAUL
Dan is a veteran of San Francisco's creative stand-up legacy. He has appeared on five episodes of An Evening at the Improv, plus numerous shows on VH-1, MTV, ABC, NBC and Comedy Central. He has opened for such superstars as Ringo Starr, Jerry Seinfeld, Natalie Cole, Smokey Robinson and Vince Gill. In a testament to the class of his act, Dan even opened for the San Francisco Symphony! He appeared in the movie Flubber with Robin Williams, and signed a recording deal with MCA records. His CD, Natural and Good for You contains one the most requested comedy pieces on radio, The First Baseball Game. Dan hosts a comedy showcase every Monday at Club Fox in Redwood City, CA.Lodging: Hilton San Francisco Airport BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Program is over after lunch; hotel checkout is noon.Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Mountain View, CA 94043
The Computer History Museum explores the history of computing and its ongoing impact on society and is home to the largest collection of computing artifacts in the world. Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm.
Directions: Take 101 south. Exit Shoreline Blvd. Turn left onto Shoreline. Cross through intersection. Museum in on the right.For additional information, visit: http://www.computerhistory.org/
Woodside, CA 94062
Filoli is a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and one of the finest remaining country estates of the early 20th century. Filoli welcomes the public to this remarkable 654 acre property, including the 36,000 square foot Georgian country house and spectacular 16-acre English Renaissance garden.
Directions: Take Highway 101 south to 92 west to 280 south. Exit Edgewood Road, Exit 29. Right on Edgewood. Right on Canada. Left at 86 Canada Road.For additional information, visit: http://filoli.org/
San Carlos, CA 94070
Hiller Aviation Museum, located six miles from the hotel, is dedicated to the dreams of flight, looking back into aviation’s history while exploring its future. The restoration shop, with its large picture windows, allows the visitor to witness the ongoing restoration process. The museum collection includes many aircraft exhibits. Vintage and futuristic aircraft, prototypes, photographic displays, and models are on display. There's an extensive gift shop on the premises. The museum is adjacent to the San Carlos Airport where you can watch commuter planes take off and land. Open 10am-5pm daily
Directions: Take Hwy 101 south to Holly Street/Redwood Shores Pkwy exit. Go east onto Redwood Shores Pkwy. Turn right onto Airport Road. Turn right onto Skyway Road.For additional information, visit: www.hiller.org/
Experience NASA technology and missions first hand. Open Tuesday-Sunday 12-4pm; free admission.
Directions: Take 101 south, Exit Moffett Blvd./NASA Parkway. Turn right at stoplight. As you approach Moffett Field, turn right at the stop sign before the main gate. The center is on the right. Proceed behind the dome for parking.For additional information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/home/exploration.html
Directions: Go south on 101 to Embarcadero Road. Travel three miles. Embarcadero Road becomes Galvez Street when you cross El Camino Real. Stay in the left lane and continue past the stadium. The entrance to the Visitor Center Lot is on the left just beyond Nelson Road.For additional information, visit: http://www.stanford.edu/