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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Marga Gomez's Funny Lady Friends Invade San Rafael -- So Join Them

Posted By on Wed, May 16, 2012 at 9:30 AM


Here's your chance to see a show that claims to "feel like Beyonce's 'Women Rule the World,' except funnier and with more clothes." All you have to do is go to San Rafael tonight (Wednesday). It's an all-female comedy show called Marga Gomez's Funny Lady Friends. It features Gomez and fellow funny ladies Shazia Mirza, Karinda Dobbins, Amy Miller, and Lydia Popovich.

Gomez is a favorite in the Bay Area comedy scene, beloved for her high-energy, proudly Latina, openly gay, slightly dorky, and tragically sexy act. In addition to "FLF," she also produces and hosts the weekly showcase Comedy Bodega in the Mission.

In the video clip below, watch Gomez trash marriage and cherry lipstick. It's from a 2008 show in New York City.

Mirza (originally from the U.K.) was on NBC's Last Comic Standing and performed her own sold-out show San Francisco's Punch Line last year. According to Altitude Magazine, her comedy "sticks the knife into political correctness with hilarious effect." Dobbins, meanwhile, hails from Detroit and brings sharp humor infused with social commentary.

Miller and Popovich round out the show with sarcastic quips and sassy stories.

George's is a sizable Marin County venue with a plush 1940s supper club vibe, accentuated by a piano-shaped stage, cabaret seating, luxurious leather, and blue neon lights against red brick walls. It frequently hosts comedy but is best known for jazz and other music acts. 

Marga Gomez's Funny Lady Friends starts at 8:30 p.m. at George's Nightclub, 842 Fourth St. (at Cijos), San Rafael. Admission is $10-$15.

Awkward Silence is a weekly column covering local stand-up comedy in San Francisco

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