After two successful shows, comedian Deacon Gray has scored a regular time slot — the last Saturday of each month — at the Bug Theatre for his unusual two-part shows, called Text-a-Saurus. The first part of each show features regular standup from a couple of comedians. This month’s guests are locals Bobby Crane and Ben Roy, along with San Francisco's Chris Garcia.
The second part is improv, and it’s based on text-message topics that audience members sent to Gray during the first part of the show. "The second act is riveting, because you just don't know what's going to come out," he says. "We had one recently about hipster royalty. There was one about weaponizing penguins, and sometimes you get just a really basic topic. The first show, one of my topics was just Capitol Hill apartment shopping, so I talked about all my bad landlord experiences." Afterward, the comics reconvene on stage to quickly motor through all the unused topics from the night.
See Text-a-Saurus at 10:30 p.m. at the Bug, 3654 Navajo Street; tickets, $10, are available at the door. For more information, visit bugtheatre.org.
Last Saturday of every month, 10:30 p.m. Starts: March 30. Continues through July 27, 2013