Monday Night Live

Best, Worst of Monday Night Live

These two gentlemen—Dave Cortese, left, and Sam Liccardo—fit well in tuxedos considering the amount of money going into the San Jose mayor's race.

The 21st annual comedy show Monday Night Live! starred some of Silicon Valley’s biggest political players eschewing personal dignity for the sake of raising money for the San Jose Stage Company. For that we thank them.

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Will Durst Kills at San Jose Stage Company Benefit Performance

The San Jose Stage Company, located on South First Street and Williams, held a special benefit performance in late June to celebrate two anniversaries. The company hopes to build a new theater in its current location.

It was Will Durst’s kind of crowd, as most of the audience could read—or knew someone who could. It was a special addition of the annual event where local politicians poke fun at themselves and each other: Monday Night Live. Held at the San Jose Athletic Center late last month, and on a Friday night instead of the standard Monday, the San Jose Stage Company also celebrated 30 years of local theater. It was a night to remember.

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San Jose Stage Company Celebrates Anniversaries with Benefit Performance

San Jose Stage Company co-founder Randy King, left, and city of San Jose planning director Joe Horwedel will once again team up in Friday’s special anniversary celebration for the Stage Company’s 30th year and Monday NIght Live’s 20th performance.

On Friday, June 21, the San Jose Stage Company has an especially auspicious occasion scheduled, as the company will put on a benefit performance to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the political comedy show Monday Night Live! and the 30th anniversary for the company as a whole. The five-hour gala will start at 7pm inside the Silicon Valley Athletic Club’s Corinthian Grand Ballroom. Ticket reservations can be purchased at, or by calling the box office at 408.283.7142.

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What’s Funny About Measure B?

San Jose Stage Company rolls out the red carpet Monday for the 19th annual Monday Night Live! fundraiser. The question is: Who will steal the show this year? A sketch comedy event in which local celebrities, politicians and business people satirize the issues Silicon Valley is facing, as well as themselves, MNL!-Nineteen will be guest hosted by Councilmember and style guru Nancy Pyle, of District 10.

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