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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

One of the Greats: Comic Chelsea Peretti Returns to San Francisco for a Special Taping

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Comedianne and born-and-bred Oaklander Chelsea Peretti, one of the stars of award-winning sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine, is taping her new comedy standup special this Friday the th-th-th-13th at the Palace of Fine Arts.

Peretti is a breakout star on the aforementioned sitcom as Gina, a character that was created with Peretti's comedic voice in mind, she says, by show creators Mike Schur and Dan Goor.
That voice -- smart, quirky, absurd -- has been developing comedically for years and is now, for the first time, attached to a face recognizable from prime time television. Peretti previously worked with Schur and Goor on their show Parks and Recreation, for which she'd written before leaving in 2012 to focus on her standup and her acting. Perhaps you've seen her on Kroll Show on Comedy Central, on which she's played a variety of characters, such as aspiring hip hop singer Farley.
Or maybe you saw her on FX's Louie:
Then again, she's been a hardworking standup comic since about 2000, so perhaps you've seen her on stage before. And then there are certainly other ways to be "in touch" with Peretti. You could follow her on Twitter and be exposed regularly to such gems as: She also has a delightfully bizarre podcast, Call Chelsea Peretti, which features a call-in format that lends itself to the unpredictable.
The former Oakland girl, who's now living in L.A., is making a pilgrimage back from fancy Hollywood to film her new special, One of the Greats, this Friday, June 13, at the Palace of Fine Arts (3301 Lyon St.) at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $29. 800-745-3000 or
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