Yes We Can-Can SOMCAN Comedy Jam

04/28/2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Passion Cafe, 28 Sixth St. San Francisco (near Market St.)

A Fundraiser for the South of Market Community Action Network

Joey Guila (MYX Channel)
Kevin Camia (Comedy Central's "Live at Gotham")

Andrea Almario
Frankie Quinones
Rad Reyes
Dennis Rodis

Bindlestiff Studio's TASTE BETTER WIT

Hosted by Allan Manalo

WHEN: Thursday, April 28 at 7pm
WHERE: The Passion Cafe, 28 Sixth St. near Market St., SF's SoMa District
TIX: $15 Advance
$20 at the Door

SAN FRANCISCO, CA. Bindlestiff Studio and South of Market Community Action Network (SOMCAN) presents the “Yes We Can-Can: SOMCAN Comedy Jam” a comedy show featuring headline comics Joey Guila ("Nutshack" MYX Channel) and Kevin Camia (Comedy Central's "Live At Gotham." The show will also include performances by Andrea Almario, Frankie Quinones, Rad Reyes, Dennis Rodis (finalist in the AATC ComedyFest), Bindlestiff Studio's sketch comedy group, Taste Better Wit and hosted by Allan Manalo.

The proceeds will benefit the efforts of SOMCAN (South-of-Market Community Action Network), a grassroots, nonprofit based in the South of Market (SoMa) neighborhood that focuses on building the leadership and community organizing skills of low-income youth and parent SoMa residents. Youth and parent leaders go on to lead SOMCAN campaigns to preserve and create a healthier SoMa neighborhood, which includes pedestrian safety, affordable housing, workforce development, and open space for low-income residents.

Learn about local issues affecting the SoMa’s low-income residents and how you can help while enjoying a few laughs with the community too. The SOMCA Comedy Jam will be held at Passion Café, 28 Sixth St., SF, 94103, on April 28. Doors open at 6:30. Complimentary food from Passion Café along with Sangria (for $3) will be served. $15 for advanced tickets can be purchased online at or $20 at the door.

In 2001, a group of grassroots organizations witnessed the gentrification and displacement occurring in the SoMa neighborhood, and in response, formed the South of Market Community Action Network (SOMCAN) to dedicate themselves to serving the needs of those being directly affected - youth, seniors, veterans, the Filipino community, low-income residents, and the homeless - through providing much-needed resources for community organizing. Since then, SOMCAN has achieved a number of successes in community organizing, leadership development and community planning.

For more information about SOMCAN, visit or call Lorraine at 415-202-5690.

Born in San Francisco, Comedian Joey Guila grew up in the Bay Area where he has won the Kings of Comedy competition leading him to perform on P Diddy’s "Bad Boys of Comedy" in New York. Joey’s tours include, Latham Entertainments Kings of Comedy Search Tour 2003, Takeout Comedy Tour 2004, Brown Seoul Comedy Tour 2005, The Furious Four Comedy Tour 2006 and "The Filipino Kings of Comedy" Tour 2009. Joey is currently working on the "NUTSHACK" - MYX channel's animation show. Joey is also the host of MYX's "That’s My Jam", a top 10 music countdown twith celebrity interviews, movie reviews and comedy.

Kevin Camia prides himself in being a part of the great tradition of stand up comedy. He has performed throughout the country and is quickly gaining national exposure after years of honing his craft at clubs and colleges. He has been featured on Comedy Central's "Live at Gotham", Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival, AZN's Asia Street Comedy and the San Francisco Sketchfest. His comedy is a mix of dry wit, strange observations and social satire delivered in a "tell it like it is" performance. He constantly challenges himself in writing new and original material with enough twists and sharp turns to make any audience have a great time.