Garmon's Photo by: GARYANDPIERRESILVA .COM Garman’s Pub owner Clint Garman (seated) with patrons Summer Schaeffer (second from right), her friend Katherine and trivia masters Jason FreeHauf (left) and Scott Schaeffer. Garman’s Restaurant and Irish Pub is the first place winner for best trivia night.

Best of Entertainment

09/19/2013

 

Band/Musical Artist

1st Place
Phil Salazar


2nd Place
Dirty Rice


3rd Place
Sound Effect

 

Bartender

1st Place
Mary Ramirez AT 5th Street Steakhouse 231 W. Fifth St., Oxnard, 483-0200


2nd Place
Shannon AT Sans Souci, 21 S. Chestnut St., Ventura, 643-4539


3rd Place
Lumina AT Barrelhouse 101, 545 E. Thompson Blvd, Ventura, 643-0906

 

Cheap Date

1st Place
Regency Buenaventura 6, 1440 Eastman Ave., Ventura, 658-6544


2nd Place
Thursday Swing Night at Golden China760 S. Seaward Ave., Ventura, 652-1188


3rd Place
Beach House Tacos, 668 Harbor Blvd., Ventura, 648-3177

 

Club DJ

1st Place
DJ Darko


2nd Place
Nick Dean


3rd Place
DJ Scratch

 

Comedian

1st Place
Andres Fernandez


2nd Place
Travis Greer


3rd Place
Jeff Urea

 

Comedy Club

1st Place
Ventura Harbor Comedy Club, 1559 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura, 644-1500


2nd Place
Ventura Improv Company, 34 N. Palm St., Ventura, 643-5701

 

Dance Club

1st Place
Paddy’s, 2 W. Main St., Ventura, 652-1071


2nd Place
Borderline Bar and Grill, 99 Rolling Oaks Drive, Thousand Oaks, 446-4435


3rd Place
Thursday Swing Night at Golden China760 S. Seaward Ave., Ventura, 652-1188

 

Dance Troupe

1st Place
AirEalistic Circus and Flying school, Ventura


2nd Place
Dance Mosaic (belly dance)


3rd Place
Claddagh Irish Dancers, Ventura

 

DARTS

1st Place
Victoria Pub & Grill, 1413 S. Victoria Ave., suite F, Ventura, 650-0060


2nd Place
The Bench Warmer, 1855 E. Main St., Ventura, 643-4303


3rd Place
Brendan’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 1755 E. Daily Drive, Camarillo, 383-4100

 

Dive Bar

1st Place
Sans Souci, 21 S. Chestnut St., Ventura, 643-4539


2nd Place
Star Lounge, 343 E. Main St., Ventura, 648-4709


3rd Place
Rudder Room, 2929 Ocean Drive, Oxnard, 985-6096

 

Event DJ

1st Place
Bruce Barrios


2nd Place
In the Mix Events (Tim Knapton)


3rd Place
Marty Glassman AT Sound Decision

 

Gay Bar

1st Place
Paddy’s, 2 W. Main St., Ventura, 652-1071


2nd Place
MAra Bar,  Private members only club

 

Happy Hour

1st Place
Aloha Steakhouse, 364 S. California St., Ventura, 652-1799

2nd Place
Lure Fish House, 259 W. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, 388-5556; 60 S. California St., Ventura, 567-4400; 30970 Russell Ranch Road, Westlake Village, (818) 651-6611


3rd Place
Brophy Bros., 1559 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura, 639-0865

 

Jukebox

1st Place
Sans Souci, 21 S. Chestnut St., Ventura, 643-4539


2nd Place
Busy Bee CAFE, 478 E. Main St., Ventura, 643-4864


3rd Place
El Rey Cantina, 294 E. Main St., Ventura, 653-1111

 

Karaoke

1st place
Golden China, 760 S. Seaward Ave., Ventura, 652-0688     

2nd Place
Paddy’s, 2 W. Main St., Ventura, 652-1071


3rd Place
La Dolce Vita, 740 S. B St., Oxnard, 486-6878

 

Local Music Recording

1st Place
Dirty Rice by Dirty Rice


2nd Place
Agonizing Sad Beauties by D. on Darox and the Melody Joy Bakers

 

Music Festival

1st Place
Ventura Music Festival 472 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura, 648-3146


2nd Place
Ventura Hillsides Music Festival, Ventura Hillsides Conservancy, 3541 Foothill Road, Ventura, 643-8044


3rd Place
Ojai Music Festival, 201 S. Signal St., Ojai, 646-2094

 

Music Venue (Large Concert)

1st Place
Majestic Ventura Theater, 26 S. Chestnut St., Ventura, 653-0118


2nd Place
Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura, 648-3376


3rd Place
Libbey Bowl, 210 S. Signal St., Ojai, 646-3117

 

Music Venue (Small)

1st Place
Zoey’s Cafe, 185 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura, 652-1137


2nd Place
Green Art People, 140 N. Ventura Ave., 729-2361


3rd Place
Bombay, 143 S. California Street, Ventura, 643-4404

 

Open-Mic

1st Place
Zoey’s Cafe, 185 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura, 652-1137


2nd Place
Good Bar, 533 E. Main St., Ventura, 641-9951

 

Pool Hall

1st Place
Stiix Billiards, 2520 E. Main St., Ventura, 641-2020


2nd Place
The Q Club, 2362 N. Oxnard Blvd., Oxnard, 278-1231


3rd Place
Victoria Pub & Grill, 1413 S. Victoria Ave., suite F, Ventura, 650-0060

 

Radio Personality

1st Place
Stickboy, KVTA 1590 AM


2nd Place
Tom Spence, KVTA 1590 AM


3rd Place
Tom and Sandy – Live 805, KVTA 1590 AM

 

Radio Station

1st Place
100.7 FM KHAY


2nd Place
1590 AM KVTA


3rd Place
88.3 FM KCLU

 

Recording Studio

1st Place
Castaway 7 Studios, 4737 Ortega St., Ventura, 654-8273


2nd Place
Brotheryn Studios, Ojai, www.brotherynstudios.com


3rd Place
Satellite Studios, Ventura

 

Singles Hang-Out

1st Place
The Tavern, 211 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura, 643-3264


2nd Place TIE
W20 Lounge at Watermark on Main, 598 E. Main St., Ventura, 643-6800
Victoria Pub & Grill, 1413 S. Victoria Ave., suite F, Ventura, 650-0060


3rd Place
Café Fiore, 66 S. California St., Ventura, 653-1266

 

Sports Bar

1st Place
Cronies Sports Grill, 2855 Johnson Drive, Ventura, 650-6026; 370 N. Lantana St., Camarillo 482-5900; 2752 Cochran St., Simi Valley, 583-9999


2nd Place
Rookees, 419 E. Main St., Ventura, 648-6862


3rd Place
Social Tap, 1105 S. Seaward Ave, Ventura, 667-8485

 

Theater Company

1st Place
Rubicon Theatre Company,1006 E. Main St. Ventura, 667-2900


2nd Place
Conejo Players Theatre, 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks, 495-3715


3rd Place
Elite Theatre Company, 2731S. Victoria Ave., Oxnard, 483-5118

 

Theater Production

1st Place
Les Miserables, High Street Arts Center


2nd Place
Lonesome Traveler, Rubicon Theatre Company


3rd Place
Forever Plaid, Conejo Players Theatre

 


Photo by Gary and Pierre Silva.
It’s a meeting of the minds during Pub Trivia
at Garman’s Pub on Tuesday nights.

Trivia Night

1st Place
Garman’s Restaurant and Irish Pub, 932 E. Main St., Santa Paula, 933-4600


2nd Place
Anacapa Brewing Company, 472 E. Main St., Ventura, 643-2337


3rd Place
Paddy’s, 2 W. Main St., Ventura, 652-1071

 


EDITOR'S PICK

 

Best cheap laugh

Comics and Comics
www.comicsandcomics.net 


Photo courtesy of Tom Franck.
The Comics and Comics crew (from left: Tim Powers, Sax Carr,
Tom Franck, Joe Starr and Ed Greer) ponder the deeper implications
of Ben Affleck as Batman.

 

By now everyone should know the health benefits of laughter, but getting your jollies can have a negative impact on the pocket book, and cheap laughs rarely come without consequences — with the exception of Comics and Comics, an L.A. based stand-up comedy troupe that performs every month (give or take a couple of weeks) at Hypno Comics in Ventura. Not only are the belly laughs gratis, but so are the pizza and beverages. Too good to be true? No, but there is a caveat: The humor is specific to nerd culture. It’s also somewhat adult-oriented. Hosted by Tom Franck — comic, writer, artist and owner of one of the world’s largest collections of Japanese toy robots — the Comics and Comics crew includes funny people at varying stages in their careers, each with his own area of geek expertise, each with his own schtick: Sax Karr has his  props, Joe Starr has his sex appeal and Asterios Kokinos has his Matrix charts. What they all have (there are about 10 regulars) is a razor sharp wit and access to a vast knowledge base of pop culture minutiae and obscure references. But even if your nerd senses aren’t as keen as you’d like, even if you don’t know what cosplay is, or you don’t know your Bruce Banner from your Peter Parker or your Dark Reign from your Dark Knight, there is no need to worry. You will still laugh. Promise.

— Michel Miller

 

 

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