Friday, April 14, 2023, we are bringing not just a comedy show but a Standup Comedy Experience!
Doors: 7PM for food and beverages!
Show: 8PM Sharp
Show: 8PM Sharp
You Had To Be There Comedy brings the best comedians straight to the Central Coast, and were coming to Bang the Drum!
We proudly present Headliner Nate Craig! An internationally touring headliner, Nate is a paid regular at the Hollywood Improv, NY Comedy Cellar, and Largo (LA) among others. He does theater tours with THE Bill Burr! He plays Jonah Hill’s brother “Phil” in the hit Netflix series “Maniac”, plays a role in the animated Netflix series “F is for Family”, and was recently featured on Season two of Comedy Central’s “Roast Battle”. He’s been on “Bill Burr’s Monday Morning Podcast”, “You Made it Weird” with Pete Holmes, and was featured on the “Best of the Bob & Tom Radio Show”. Nate’s first standup special “Preferred Customer” was released this year by All Things Comedy, and his album “Eggshell” was featured in the Pandora “Comedy Spotlight” at Pandora.com. Season two of Comedy Central’s “Roast Battle”. He’s also been on AXS Gotham Comedy Live, Tosh.0, Comedy Central’s “Mash-up”, and he wrote for 3 seasons of “Ridiculousness” on MTV. Nate has been featured at The Just for Laughs Northwest, Bridgetown, and HBO Las Vegas Comedy Festivals.
Our Feature, Zach Pugh is a comedian and writer, who has written and appeared on Adult Swim. He is a host of the long-running standup show Rod Stewart Live in Los Angeles and co-hosted the podcast What Things are What Things with James Austin Johnson.
Our show will be hosted by Ernest Romero, owner and producer of You Had To Be There Comedy. Ernest has performed in clubs, the Hollywood Improv, The Brea Improv, Comedy Shop in NYC, and Alameda Comedy Club. He was named 2021, “Funniest Comedians of the 805”, and was a finalist in the International Comedy Competition among over 115 comedians. Our lineup is rounded out by the very funny Aidan Candelario, a veteran comic who proves why outlandish dark topics can indeed be thought-provokingly funny. Our opener, the young phenom, Caroline Murphy, burst onto the comedy scene in the bay and is now based in Santa Barbara.