During the Covid-19 pandemic, two friends in comedy, Nina G. & OJ Patterson, joined forces to celebrate both their love of stand-up comedy to write Bay Area Stand-Up Comedy: A Humorous History (published by The History Press). The book includes over 100 photos, incorporating interviews from comedians like Don Novello (aka Father Guido Sarducci), Larry “Bubbles” Brown, Donald Lacy, Carrie Snow, Debi Durst, Tony Sparks, Ritch Shydner, and Lisa Geduldig (Kung Pao Kosher Comedy) that help tell the story of Bay Area stand-up comedy from the mid 1800s to the pandemic. Follow Nina G on Instagram @ninagcomedian and OJ Patterson @OJpatterson
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Comedian - Disability Advocate
Nina G. is a comedian, professional speaker, storyteller, writer and educator. She brings her humor to help people confront and understand Disability culture, access, and empowerment.
OJ Patterson is a writer, comedian born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. A "retired comedian" was is the creator of the SF comedy blog Courting Comedy, created the stand-up show Storking Comedy, and is a founder of the video game channel, Super Trashed TV. He has one of the best laughs in the business and is a co-author of Bay Area Stand-Up Comedy: A Humorous History.