Committee Doc Trunk Show in San Francisco, November 30th.

Committee Invite 2018 Nov 30 - FINAL2

On Friday November 30th, we’re presenting a show and tell of choice material from our project The Committee: A Secret History of American Comedy in San Francisco. The Committee Doc Trunk Show will include a display of photos and poster art by Jerry Wainwright & Howard Hesseman and John Byrne Cooke and a slide show and silent film roll featuring favorite finds from our multi-year deep dive into The Committee, their comedy, and their influence.

This is a casual “happy hour”-style event for supporters of our doc and friends of The Committee, and if you are in the Bay Area, we hope you can come by. The event takes place in the bar at PianoFight, our favorite independent theater and bar megaplex. PianoFight has a full dinner menu and an evening of performances (we recommend Fuck Tinder if you want to make a night of it). Max Chanowitz, Jazz Banshee will be ticking the ivories all night long. See you there or see you soon!

Committee Doc Trunk Show
With Sam Shaw and Jamie Wright
Friday Nov 30th
PianoFight, 144 Taylor, San Francisco

John Byrne Cooke


Recently we had the very good fortune of interviewing writer, actor, and doc filmmaker John Byrne Cooke, at the home of our good friends Cassidy Brown and Rami Margron. John certainly wears many hats – he did sound for D.A. Pennebaker at Monterey Pop, and served as road manager for Big Brother and the Holding Company, which he details beautifully in his book On the Road with Janis Joplin. He is responsible for a set of amazing color photos of The Committee, taken during their Satirathon in 1968. He also brings the perspective of Committee fan during their later years, in both San Francisco and Los Angeles. Check out his website to keep tabs on his many projects: