Bio – Sal Calanni
Long ago, on the enchanting Cleveland shores of sunny Lake Erie, Sal Calanni contented himself as a bio-med lab assistant cleaning various sizes of rabbit and rat feces. One morning, he woke up feeling unfulfilled, so he decided to pack up his rusty, Chevy Cavalier hooptie, drive beyond the majestic farms of the Midwest, and head for California. He had no job in mind and no place to stay.
His journey ended in San Francisco. And although the picturesque views of the Bay paled in comparison to the waterways of Cleveland, he made it his new home and ended up finding solace in stand up comedy. Over the past few years, he has appeared all over the Bay Area working at the Punch Line Comedy Clubs, Cobb’s Comedy Club, the San Jose Improv and he was also the weekly host at the Sea Biscuit. He has worked with some great performers such as Dave Chappelle, Dave Attell, Paul Mooney, Charlie Murphy, Robert Schimmel, Bill Burr, Ralphie May, and many more.
He is also a working actor, having booked a role in NBC's "Trauma", national commercials, and films including “Comedy Ain’t for the Money”, “Filter”, and has starred in, co-wrote, and co-produced the upcoming film, “Lucifer’s Crewcut” which includes such talent as Maria Bamford, Arj Barker, Robert Hawkins, Jello Biafra, and GWAR. He is part of the popular San Francisco based comedy sketch group, Four in the Back, was part of the sketch group, Tossing Alice, and the indie punk/grunge band The Hacks.. He and fellow comedian Angelo host a weekly podcast available on iTunes titled, Sal & Angelo.
Sal’s comedy paints pictures to audiences. He enjoys describing his Italian family- well actually Sicilian, lot of people don’t count that as Italian- as he magically morphs in and out of characters expressing his opinions about race, politics, life, and anything else that should probably never be discussed over a bottle of whiskey.