Posts Tagged ‘Chris Riggins

09
Jul
21

VAXX FACTS featuring AllBlack, Offset Jim, D-Sharp, Goapele and many more

Saturday July 10, 2021

VAXX FACTS

12:00-4:00pm

Allblack and Offset Jim

D Sharp

Goapele

Grand Nationxl

Red Corvette

Shellheart

Symba

Hosted by Chris Riggins and Dnas

Fremont High School in Oakland, California

17
Jul
19

8th Annual Hiero Day Music Block Party Sept 2

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8th Annual Hiero Day Music Block Party

Sept 2, 2019

Hieroglyphics

TICKETS

www.hieroday.com

11
May
18

SMOKED OUT SUMMER BBQ with IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE, NECRO, DEAD PREZ live in Oakland

 Ungaffable Productions Presents:

SMOKED OUT SUMMER BBQ

with: IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE, NECRO, DEAD PREZ

THE GROUCH & ELIGH, MURS, RA THE RUGGED MAN

TWISTED INSANE, 1 TON, A-F-R-O, TYT

AND MANY MORE!

July 21, 2018 • 1:00 pm

DOORS 1:00pm • All Ages

TICKETS

Oakland Metro Operahouse
522 Second Street • Oakland CA
06
Mar
17

Heavy is the Head Album Release Party featuring Dope City Saints, HBK Azure, D Nas

Untitled | by McPongolstein
18
Jan
16

A farewell to Chris Riggins featuring Talib Kweli (DJ Set)

Untitled | by McPongolstein

MON, JAN 25, 2016 AT 8:00 PM

A farewell to Chris Riggins featuring Talib Kweli (DJ Set)

What makes Riggins work as a comedian isn’t a shtick or gimmick; he’s more of a comic who happens to be black than a ‘black comic’ — meaning someone whose material mostly consists of racially-tinged jokes. He balances outlandish remarks (“do aliens have porn?”) with reality-based statements (“times are hard but no times are harder than time spent being a Raider fan…so when you see a Raider fan on Sunday… hug them”) and has a knack for saying things we might have been thinking, but didn’t say (“I think my new holiday tradition will be to go to as many office holiday parties as I can and see how many secret Santa gifts I can get before they realize I don’t work at the office!.”)

He’s not a big punchline guy or one overly enamored of elaborate set-ups. Rather, he adopts a conversational tone which engages audiences and gets into a flow which might contain dozens of small jokes that build steadily, rather than one big “home run” joke. Because of this approach, there are few dead zones in his comedy coverage area. The little laughs add up; their cumulative effect can be overpowering. When Riggins is onstage, you might just find yourself consistently on the edge of anxious anticipation, before breaking out into hysteria and doubling over with laughter.

Chris will be moving to Los Angeles CA next month and wanted to do a farewell show for the Bay Area. Alongside Chris will be performers Seth Byrd from NYC, local host Jay Rich, Anyimelik, and Brooklyn NY’s own Talib Kweli.