The folks at Google must have enjoyed The Internship, the 2013 comedy which doubled as a virtual love letter to the company’s work environment.
The Internet giant was less pleased about a much smaller-scale production over the weekend, one which gently teased the company in the heart of San Francisco.
Saturday’s Roast of a Techie performance at the Playland Bar on Polk Street featured a Google employee being teased by a team of comedians. The company insisted it was uncomfortable with the event for reasons beyond the ribbing.
The gags ranged from silly to inspired, although someone touched on more emotional subjects.
He moved to S.F. on orders from Google, on a covert mission to invade the Mission,” joked Jeremy Talamantes.
Destini Bryant riffed on the city’s growing class divide – and its now ubiquitous bus protests.
“I’m not trying to kick you guys off the bus, I’m just trying to get in the bus – it’s nicer than my studio and has a better Wi-Fi connection,” Bryant said.