Hosted by Bay Area performing legend Joan Mankin and directed by award-winning clown duo Coventry & Kaluza. Featuring live music, comedy performances, performances on trapeze, aerial fabric, Cyr wheel, hula hoop, and juggling.
If you’re looking to laugh out your 2013 stress without any moral or ethical judgment, then head to the fifth annual Not Your Normal New Year’s Eve at Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel (609 Sutter St., San Francisco), where comedians Laurie Kilmartin, Brent Weinbach, Kellen Erskine, Casey Ley, Dan St. Paul, and Joe Klocek (plus hosts Jill Bourque and Brian Copeland) will regale you with humor that knows no bounds (as far as we can tell). Whether Kilmartin is discussing the fertility of Latino men or Weinbach is playing his late-night TV advertisement for “Gangster Party Line” (an adults-only chat line for gangsters — as good as it sounds), the featured comics will undoubtedly do their best to cross as many lines as possible (although Kloceck apparently caused a minor riot by making fun of a Confederate flag at a bar in Redding — a line he regrets crossing). The night will include music from mash-up DJ Lucio K, plus a balloon drop at midnight.