As part of Granada Books’ mission as a community bookstore, and to contribute to the cultural scene of downtown Santa Barbara through partnerships and programs, the bookstore is proud to present monthly Comedy Nights, in partnership with Kimmie Dee’s NO INDOOR VOICES Productions. Comedy Nights will be held at the store on the first Wednesday of each month, and spotlight a different comedian or comedienne, who will take the stage at Granada Books for an evening of hilarity, wit and good old fashioned belly laughs.

“We love the idea of bringing laughter to our often-quiet space through Comedy Nights,” said Sharon Hoshida, co-owner of Granada Books. “We saw an opportunity to bring more live comedy to Santa Barbara’s cultural community, and Kimmie Dee, with her extensive experience and connections within the comedy world, is the perfect partner for us. As a community bookstore, we are so fortunate to work with local organizations and performing groups to bring entertainment to our friends and neighbors.”

The next Comedy Night at Granada Books is on Wednesday, February 5, at 6:30 pm, featuring actor, author, and comedic genius, Stephen Tobolowsky. Best known for playing Ned Ryerson in Groundhog Day, Tobolowsky is one of the leading character actors in film today. In fact, USA Today listed Stephen as the 9th most frequently seen actor in movies; he has appeared in over 200 movies and television shows. In addition to acting on the big and small screens, Stephen’s podcast with David Chen, “The Tobolowsky Files,” is a storytelling series about life, love, and Hollywood, and airs regularly on Public Radio International. Granada Books is looking forward to welcoming Stephen to Santa Barbara for an evening of loud laughs, noises and… no indoor voices!

Upcoming Comedy Night appearances at Granada Books include the following:

· Fred Stoller on March 5

· Annabelle Gurwitch on April 2

· Alex Stein on June 4

NO INDOOR VOICES is produces eclectic, quality entertainment in the Santa Barbara region. Started by writer, activist and stand-up comic Kimmie Dee, NO INDOOR VOICES books established comedic artists and newcomers alike, and produces absolutely hilarious shows. Dee’s stand-up material is constantly on the move as she observes politics, pop culture, and her personal activism.

“My unwavering pursuit of truth and authenticity have driven me to dissect the absurdities of life and the characters who act them out,” shared Kimmie Dee. “But my passion for the preservation of our First Amendment is what drives me to be as honest, as candid, as “Jersey” as possible – much to most people’s discomfort. And I really enjoy that edge.”

Comedy Nights at Granada Books are designed as a salon for witty writers, and as an open call for anyone in the community interested in comedy and/or writing to share comedic observations, personal stories and get involved. Dee has also reached out to involve local teens in the Comedy Nights, through the Jewish Community Center’s Comedy Club for Teens, to provide them with a chance to develop their comedic act and perform in front of live audiences.

If you are interested in participating in Comedy Nights, please contact For more information about Comedy Nights and other upcoming events at Granada Books, please call (805) 845-1818 or follow the bookstore on Facebook.

Granada Books’ Mission

To provide a community resource for books and gifts for readers and writers of all ages; to contribute to the cultural fabric of downtown Santa Barbara through partnerships and an active schedule of programs; to respond to individual and community literary needs with a staff of knowledgeable and passionate booksellers; to offer a space where ideas, issues, and innovations can be shared and presented for the Santa Barbara community, and to honor and serve our clientele with respect.


Please note this login is to submit events or press releases. Use this page here to login for your Independent subscription

Not a member? Sign up here.