Comedian Nato Green is no stranger to these pages: in 2010, he was named “Best Comedian,” and he was profiled in a 2011 cover story as well. As one third of the comedy trio Laughter Against the Machine, Green (along with fellow Machinists W. Kamau Bell and Janine Brito) highlighted the political and social inequalities that presently define this country. Now, after spending several months in New York writing for Bell's FX series, Totally Biased, Green is back in San Francisco with a couple of major new additions to his CV.
Just before The Business's founding member Alex Koll relocated to New York last month, Nato joined San Francisco's much-lauded weekly stand-up show — and he's joining at a time of growth for the troupe, which performs every Wednesday at The Dark Room. Not only is the original S.F. chapter going through a partial changing of the guard, but the recently-established Los Angeles chapter is also taking off with weekly shows at the Lyric-Hyperion Theater, and Koll plans to set up a New York outpost in the near future.
Nato's latest video for JCCSF.