Comedic Ventures is a Production and Artist Management company.

Some of our public projects include:

The Other Cafe’s Comedy Showcase series. Today Comedic Ventures carries the torch and presents an on going Bay Area comedy showcases featuring the former club’s thoughtful brand of Stand-up, Improv, and Sketch comedy. Sophisticated and thoughtful comedy for Bay Area audiences in an on-going series, always including a way to benefit local non profits. For more of the story and to sign up to get notified…The Other Café started in 1997 by Bob Ayres was renowned for presenting a brand of comedy rooted in topical, character driven and non mean-spirited stand-up and sketch comedy. Alumni include Dana Carvey, Robin Williams, Paula Poundstone, Jerry Seinfeld, Ellen Degeneres, Kevin Pollak, Geoff Bolt, Elayne Boosler, Will Durst, Tom Kenney, Sue Murphy, Bob Sarlatte, Kevin Nealon, Kevin Meaney to name just a few.


TEDxMarin is curated by Bob Ayres under a direct license from The TED Conference and enjoys a vibrant membership of more than 6500 (and growing) Bay Area executives and entrepreneurs. The TEDx MISSION: Created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading,” the TEDx program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level. TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis. The TEDxMarin mission: To collaborate and connect  Bay Area organizations, individuals and companies with high level speakers and thinkers whose visions align with ours: building strong, smart, understanding communities through education, social interaction, innovation, new ideas and a spark of entertainment,  all tailored for the unique interests and demographics of Marin County, California. 

Sign up to get an invitation to TEDxMarin here.


Two Degrees Salons Comedic Ventures sponsors an on-going industry salon… entitled TwoDegrees. A TwoDegrees gathering is a curated “by invitation only” event and typically free to attend. However, Invitations are extended to members of our invitation list only. If you’d like to request to be on the invitation list please apply here. Gatherings are held twice a year in Northern California. In essence these gatherings are vibrant cocktail parties, but one with an embedded purpose: we connect interesting beloved colleagues of interesting beloved friends within intersecting industries, companies, organizations and social causes…


THE NEXT 20 YEARS project

Started in 1997, the TNTY Project was always about engaging and more importantly connecting, industry leaders, visionaries, press, policy makers, VCs, analysts, local entrepreneur’s and start-ups in a long-range exploration of what lies ahead. Connecting interesting with the interested, has always been ground zero for us. The Next 20 Years project, affectionately known as TNTY, will relaunch in SF in the fall of 2015. TNTY was originally born from a series of SF industry salons called LastSaturdays held the last Saturday of every month in a private SF home or lounge….More