Will Franken established himself as a San Francisco cult figure and was selected “Best Comedian” by SF Weekly and “Best Alternative to Psychedelic Drugs” by the San Francisco Bay Guardian in 2005. Tribe.net named him one of the Top 25 People to Watch Nationwide the same year. His solo show Good Luck With It debuted at the New York International Fringe Festival to rave reviews by the New York Times, and ran at San Francisco’s Marsh Theater in late 2005.
“Madonna reinvents herself every year. I reinvent myself every two minutes,” Franken says. You can see that principle at work in both his comedy and his life: Always keep moving because things are bound to get — in the words of a San Francisco Bay Guardian article about Franken — more “bizarre and fabulous.”