Comedian Will Franken at the Purple Onion in San Francisco

I met Will Franken in 2004. I’ve been attending his shows and photographing him ever since. I am not usually a fan of stand-up comedy. What Will Franken does is something beyond stand-up. Others have said it better: “a one-man Monty Python” or “best alternative to psychedelic drugs.” But really it’s just one of those things to just see for yourself. Below are photos from last night’s show at the Purple Onion. Visit Will’s website:, and his over-the-top blog: