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Comedian Sammy Wegent: Sights & Sounds

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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Start-up comedian and co-founder of the Speechless Marathon Sammy Wegent told KALW’s Jen Chien about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this week.

"Hamilton: The Drag Experience"

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Sugah Betes and Cruzin d'Loo are bringing back one of their most popular shows, "Hamilton: The Drag Experience." It promises to be bigger and better than ever before, and, they warn that audience members might be invited on stage and performers might invite themselves into your lap. 

"That particular musical mixed with a little bit of San Francisco flair from the drag community, it just sounds like a really good night."

The show is at PianoFight, there’s one every Friday in September at 9:30 p.m.

"Your F***ed Up Relationship"

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Endgames Improv takes audience stories of heartbreak, dysfunction, and failure and turns them into an improv show in "Your F***ed Up Relationship." There are two shows on Friday at Stage Werx Theater at 9 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased for the 9 p.m. show ahead of time and tickets for the 10:30 show can be purchased at the door at 9:15 p.m.

"The laughs are a little heartier and the connections a little deeper. It’s almost like therapy onstage in front of an audience with a drink in your hand!"

SF comedy showcase at Punch Line Comedy Club

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The San Francisco Comedy Showcase at Punch Line Comedy Club has been running for over 30 years and comedians from all over the Bay Area line up to show their stuff. Performers such as Margaret Cho, Ali Wong and Hasan Minhaj have gotten their start there. It's a place where you can see both the freshest new talents and veteran performers all at once.

"This is, I think, maybe a quintessential experience that a lot of local Bay Area residents may not know about. It’s where you’re gonna see the next big star come out of the Bay Area."