Portraits of funny people, taken on site.
I started attending shows in 2007. Shortly thereafter, my office got a new camera and I learned to use it by documenting every show I saw here. As a result, I have an extensive organized archive of over 20,000 photos from all my visits and I'm regularly on call by the theatre and performers to photograph shows.
A monthly show at Largo in Los Angeles. I first saw this show at SF Sketchfest on assignment. I didn't understand what I was watching, but the audience was insanely enthusiastic about it.
When Acker & Blacker invited me to photograph the show back in Los Angeles, I slowly caught on to the nuances that have garnered them a rabid following.
Paul F. Tompkins hosts a variety show every month at Largo in Los Angeles.
The Midnight Show, the only show at UCB I've returned to over the years on a monthly basis due to its consistently clever sketches. Always a great and messy show to photograph.
San Francisco, California
Hands down, the best comedy festival in the country.