The Business is a weekly standup showcase that happens every Monday night at Little Joy in Echo Park. The show began in San Francisco back in 2009, and won countless “Best Of” awards in the Bay Area, and moved to Los Angeles in July of 2014. The regular hosts all have ties to San Francisco, and have appeared on Comedy Central, NPR, TBS, and Seeso, as well as writing for NBC, CBS, and countless other places. Each week features a variety of performers from all over the country - and admission is always free.
CHRIS GARCIA was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, Chris Garcia started his comedy career in the San Francisco Bay Area where he was named “A Comic To Watch” by the San Jose Mercury News, “One of the 7 Funniest People in San Francisco” by 7×7 Magazine, and a “Rising Comedic Star” by the SF Weekly. Since moving to Los Angeles, he has appeared on Adam Devine’s House Party on Comedy Central, NBC’s Last Call with Carson Daly, NPR’s This American Life, and the WTF podcast with Marc Maron. Recently Chris was named a “New Face” at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. His festival appearances include The New York Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, The Bridgetown Comedy Festival, The Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival, Riot LA, Outside Lands, and The Akumal Comedy Festival in Mexico.
ANNA SEREGINA is a stand-up comic and performer, described as having the “worst aura.” She was named a “Comic to Watch” by the SF Weekly. She was a co-host of “Terrified with Dave Ross,” part of the Nerdist network. She has appeared in comedy festivals (RIOT LA, SF Sketchfest, Bridgetown, Sacramento, Crom, SF Comedy Day, SF Comedy & Burrito), hosted music festivals (Panache’s Bruise Cruise, Phono del Sol), told stories at storytelling events (the Moth, Porchlight), and done weird things publicly (SF MoMA, Artists’ Television Access, SFAI, Public Access TV). She starred in Joey Izzo’s “Stepsister,” which screened at Cannes, San Francisco International, and Traverse City film festivals in 2013. Most facts about her are true. Most truths about her are facts.
BUCKY SINISTER is a founding member of The Business. He is the author of six books, ranging from poetry to self-help to science-fiction, including the recent critically-acclaimed novel Black Hole. He’s also an actor, having recently appeared in Bobcat Goldthwait’s Willow Creek as Angry Man At Road.
SEAN KEANE is a writer and stand-up comedian from San Francisco, currently living in Los Angeles. He written for Comedy Central's Another Period, Billy On The Street, and contributed to the TV shows Chelsea Lately, @midnight, and NBC’s New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly. Sean was a member of the 2014 CBS Diversity Program for sketch writing, and has performed at countless festivals, including SF Sketchfest, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, RIOT LA, the Lucille Ball Festival, and NoisePop. In 2014, the San Francisco Bay Guardian named Sean