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Will Franken at Purple Onion

Our friends at SFstandup have alerted me that former San Franciscan comedian Will Franken is returning to The Purple Onion this Saturday! Press release to follow, after the jump.

Will Franken: Live at the Purple Onion, for one night only!

Highly-acclaimed former San Francisco comedian Will Franken returns on November 8th for a rare Bay Area appearance. Since moving to New York City, Will has continued his rise to stardom with rave reviews all over the city as well as sold-out one man shows at the prestigious Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and Ars Nova.

Praise for Will Franken:
“A monster comic showman of truly prodigious talent” -SF Bay Guardian
“Best Comedian” -SF Weekly
“Best alternative to psychedelic drugs” -SF Bay Guardian
“The smartest comedy I’ve ever seen” -Oakland Tribune
“Probably the funniest thing I’ve seen all year”
“Top 25 People to Watch Nationwide”
“Fearlessly un-PC” -SF Examiner
“Staggeringly, mind-blowingly brilliant”

Public info:
(includes video clips)

$20 online, $25 at the door
Tickets available at

Saturday, November 8, 2008
8pm and 10pm (2 shows)

The Purple Onion
140 Columbus Ave
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 956-1653

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