Comedy

Comic Nate Bargatze Is Like Your Affable Buddy from the South

Nate Bargatze grew up in a magical world. Literally. His father is…

 

Tim and Eric, Comedy’s Leading Lights, Don’t Forget Their Roots at the Warfield

Back in 2014, I wrote a story trying to explain the widespread…

 

Comics Tell Their ‘First and Worst’ Period Stories

A seven-foot wall of donated tampons made a colorful backdrop to a Thursday…

 

Comedy Preview: Paul Mecurio at The Punch Line

You wouldn’t think that a guy who was once a Wall Street…

Billy Crystal Misses Robin Williams a Lot

“Coming out L.A., it was 40-something when I left yesterday,” Billy Crystal…

Dispatches from Sketchfest: A Bittersweet Farewell

I guess it had to end. By some inexplicable twist of fate,…

Dispatches from Sketchfest: Braving the Storm

This past weekend, SF Sketchfest was asked to do the impossible: fill the…

Dispatches from SF Sketchfest: Opening Weekend

Boy, does it feel good to laugh again. For the sixteenth time,…

Paula Poundstone Kisses 2016 Goodbye

The jokes come easily to Paula Poundstone. It’s a good thing, too,…

Elayne Boosler Headlines Kung Pao Kosher Comedy

Photo caption: Elayne Boosler headlines the 24th Annual Kung Pao Kosher Comedy show, at New…