Comedy. Comedy. Comedy.
The Wit &
Wisdom of John Cantu
John Cantu was often called the godfather of the
San Francisco comedy scene.
As manager of the Holy City Zoo in its
heyday, he helped young comedians such as Dana Carvey
and Paula Poundstone
on their way to stardom. He also wrote jokes for big-name comedians.
Earlier in his career he performed in an improv group with Robin
Williams. But Cantu will be best
remembered as a teacher. Thousands of
of people attended his classes on comedy or heard him
lecture on the
subject. His enthusiasm was contagious and his optimism unflagging. He will
Here are some of his memorable lines. (Click the
Obituary in San Francisco Chronicle
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