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Storied: San Francisco

Mar 30, 2021

Arthur Gaus grew up on a famous block in The City.

In this podcast, the native San Francisco comedian traces his story back to his parents' choice to buy a house on Ashbury just off Haight Street in the late-'70s. Arthur shares stories of growing up in his family's Victorian and hanging out on Haight Street, in Golden Gate Park (despite how dangerous everyone said it was back then), and in his backyard.

His grade school was near the gate to Chinatown, a neighborhood he and his friends spent a lot of time exploring.

Arthur talks about his high school years and ends the podcast with a funny story about being one of the the only boys in a play at a girls' school.

Check back Thursday for Part 2, when we'll hear all about how Arthur Gaus got started doing comedy.

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Photography by Michelle Kilfeather