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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

‘Onslaught’ Sees Area Comics Tackling Valor, Honor, Horror, Sex, Drugs and Everything in Between

Posted By on Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 5:00 AM


For scene supporters wise and resourceful enough to venture beyond the predictable confines of mall-based comedy clubs, there’s the Blind Tiger — a delightfully odd, underground lair that bills itself as a “haven for trying out new ideas in a environment not dependent on two drink minimums and delicate sensibilities.” Situated in the basement of the kitschy, costumed Magic Time Machine, the club occasionally hosts touring headliners but more frequently showcases established and emerging comics of the homegrown variety. Combining “true stories of childhood, valor, honor, horror, sex, drugs and everything in between” in a format likened to “Martin Scorsese meets Bill & Ted,” the Blind Tiger’s “Onslaught” brings together the talents of longtime local favorite and Comedia A Go-Go co-founder Larry Garza (crowned the Funniest Person in South Texas in 2016); Best of San Antonio winner Gabriela Tijerina (who honed her craft at New York City institutions such as the Comedy Cellar and the Upright Citizens Brigade); George Anthony (a gifted storyteller who’s “very humble [but] would like everybody to know he’s the greatest”); Raul Sanchez (a rising stand-up making waves on the festival circuit); Holli Cuomo (known for her snarky attitude and absurdist point of view); Bob Khosravi (an Austin-based avocado enthusiast who’s been described as “bright and engaging with a subtle sense of darkness”); and Edward Hernandez (an Austinite who’s toured with the likes of D.L. Hughley, Rob Schneider and Carlos Mencia).

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