Is there any comic more suited to an old-time radio play than John Hodgman, with his everyday suits, sometimes-mustache, and thin, delicate fingers? Of course not. He appears Sunday night in an old-time radio play, The Thrilling Adventure Hour at Marines Memorial Theatre, one of the many events at S ... More >>
By now you've probably heard, or heard about, 2 Minute Silence, the charity single "recorded" by an incredibly grizzled-looking Thom Yorke, along with Bryan Ferry, Mark Ronson, David Cameron and a few others, for the U.K.'s Remembrance Day earlier this month. The nod to John Cage's canonical 4'33" ... More >>
Don't mess with Mary.Last night's Top Chef: Just Desserts wasn't all flowers and tea parties, though it appeared to be. The Quickfire Challenge was to create an edible bouquet, with guest judge Shinmin Li of shuttered I Dream of Cake in North Beach. Zac offered a warning: "She's very pretty b ... More >>
Rounding out an unofficial tour of Silicon Valley, Conan O'Brien visited Google's Mountain View headquarters on Wednesday, ribbing Google CIO Vivek Kundra about the company's infamous aloofness: "You guys are so power mad here at Google, You're such entitled A-holes. Hey, Conan's in the area, make ... More >>
Jimmy PardoShow Explosion! Featuring: Scott Aukerman, Doug Benson, Michael Ian Black, Dave Foley, Aimee Mann, Andy Richter, Paul F. Thompkins, and host Jimmy Pardo Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010 Cobb's Comedy Club Better than: Re-watching 70's episodes of The Match Game. Saturday night's Game Show Exp ... More >>
Paul F. Tompkins If you've never checked out SF Sketchfest (Jan. 14- Feb. 2) then you need to pinky promise us that this is your year to head to one of these shows, or we will never speak to you again. We were lucky enough to get tips on 2010's lineup directly from founders David Owen, Cole St ... More >>
As if there needed to be any more reason to go to next month's awesome schedule of Sketchfest shows, they go ahead and add former Late Night with Conan O'Brien co-host Andy Richter, who will appear at both the Upright Citizens Brigade and Game Show Explosion! nights. And since SNL has regained an in ... More >>
If ever a topic deserved the high-kicking, earnest treatment of a school musical, well, um, homophobia probably isn't it. Except that this is awesome. Margaret Cho, Jack Black, Andy Richter and others skewer Prop 8 with songs, dancing, and the key to all good musicals -- emotive hand gestures. H ... More >>
Will Ferrell's umpteenth sports comedy is only half bad. His half.
The loudest, boldest comic actor around takes an endless victory lap
Infiltrator visits a New Age convention. Open-mindedly. In a man-dress.
Could it be that this year's crop of summer movies actually requires a brain cell or two?
But just think, no one hates TV more than Trent Lott
Andy Richter deserves to control the universe, if only Fox would let him
If Fox expels Undeclared, blame everyone but Judd Apatow