Michael Capozzola is a San Francisco-based comedian and cartoonist.

His cartoon, “Surveillance Caricatures” appears each Thursday in the San Francisco Chronicle‘s ’96 Hours section.

He’s contributed to Mad Magazine, The New York Times and National Lampoon.

Each year, Michael produces and hosts the Cartoon Art Museum’s annual “Comics for Comix” comedy fundraiser which he conceived as well.

Born and raised in New Rochelle, NY Michael subsisted on comic books and chocolate until he took up comedy and caffeine. He created his own comedy studies major while at Ithaca College.

He’s findable on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/michael.capozzola

SATURDAY, JUNE 23                            Doors 7:30   Show: 8:00-10:00


Amazing comedy juggler and magician FRANK OLIVIER

Smart, hilarious comedian MICHAEL CAPOZZOLA

Singer/songwriter IRA MARLOWE (performing ALL comedy songs!)

Performers will trade short sets.

Suggested sliding scale donation: $10-$20

Because The Monkey House is a private residence, please feel free to bring your own beverages.


Frank Olivier developed his unique off-beat brand of humor in San Francisco --starting off on the streets entertaining tourists, quickly moving into the Bay Area's numerous comedy clubs. He was soon sharing the bill with Dana Carvey, Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, and others.

Frank’s television appearances include America’s Got Talent, The Tonight Show, HBO's 'Just for Laughs', Comic Strip Live, and shows for PBS, HBO, BBC, Disney and more. He also headlines Las Vegas, comedy and theater festivals, and performs countless corporate shows.

Frank is well known for his grace in handling volunteers onstage, and has brought up such luminaries as Henry Kissinger, Bill Murray, Sandra Day O'Connor, Kid Rock, Clarence Thomas, Jim Belushi, George Shultz, and hundreds of CEOs.

Watch Frank’s hilarious performance on America’s Got Talent !




Ira Marlowe’s songs have garnered numerous awards, including the SF Weekly "Best of the Bay" song contest, the Napa Valley Music Festival, and victory in over 71,000 Northern California Songwriters Association competitions.  In 2004 his eerie waltz, “The Wish” won the the international Songs Inspired by Literature contest, appearing on a CD alongside Tom Waits, David Bowie, Roseanne Cash and other people more famous than him.

His comedy songs have been featured on the fabled Dr. Demento Show and were a highlight of his acclaimed 2004 solo performance, “How to Write a Song”, which ran for six weeks at San Francisco’s Off-Market Theater.  His cautionary tale “Career Day”, about a life in the world of small-time rock ‘n’ roll, received a hand-written rejection letter from The New Yorker.  Mr. Marlowe is well aware that this is more prestigious than being published by a lesser magazine.

Hear his infamous song, Yoga Class.