In 2001's Wet Hot American Summer -- a raucous send-up of 1980s summer-camp movies -- the counselors vow to meet up 10 years later in 1991, when they'll all be in their late 20s, to see how they've fared. And just over a decade since the film's release, many of its main players reunited on stage at ... More >>
Eugene MirmanDaniel Handler, Larry Doyle, Marc Maron, and Eugene Mirman on You're a Horrible Person, But I Like You: The Believer Book of Advice @ The Jewish Community Center A book with the title You're a Horrible Person, But I Like You: The Believer Book of Advice implies certain things. Namel ... More >>
Nellie McKay @ Great American Music Hall Our love of Nellie McKay knows few bounds, because she's the female Rufus Wainwright, she's Lucille Ball plus Janeane Garofalo, and most of all she's a mad, cracked master of lyrics. But why should this feminist be interested in Doris Day, the musician wh ... More >>
Their backgrounds are as different as their comedy styles, but Jamie Kilstein and Reggie Watts should give dynamic, thought-provoking, and hilarious performances this week when they hit the Punch Line with Mary Van Note as part of Sketchfest. Kilstein is a subversive political comic who addresse ... More >>
The Force is weak with the long-delayed Fanboys.
(Photos courtesy Tommy Lau)The State Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 24 and 25, 2009 Eureka Theatre and Herbst Theatre Better than: the Beatles, Jesus, and Pamela Anderson I'm going to jump to the conclusion that you're just like me -- a productive member of society in their mid-to-late 20s, raised ... More >>
SF's annual Sketchfest never fails to please the comedy nerds. After months of wondering how they could possibly outdo last year's Kids in the Hall tribute, the annual festival of hilarity recently announced the reunion of the seminal comedy troupe, The State. Their early-90s television show on MTV ... More >>
"How would you describe the kind of comedy you do? Because there's a little bit of cynicism, a little bit of pessimism in there, but I think that makes it great comedy, as well." That is an actual question Janeane Garofalo faced in a recent television interview, regarding her role in Ratatouille. (M ... More >>
Brad Bird does it again; health inspectors everywhere shaken to their core
The summer season always brings out the worst in Hollywood, but there are also gems to be found
If it's kinda, sorta music-related, we'll review it. This Week: The Dick Cavett Show -- Rock Icons DVD.
Comics skewer our weird year
Gigantic nearly deifies They Might Be Giants -- and why not?
Amy Sedaris finds a seething cesspool of lucre, lust, and lunacy in Wigfield
Celebs tell it like it is
Andy Richter deserves to control the universe, if only Fox would let him
Terry Zwigoff and Daniel Clowes trap us with a raptor in Ghost World
A week of funny women on stage, from Janeane Garofalo to local favorite Marga Gomez
Don Bluth's Titan A.E.
Dead guys, psychedelic pop, and no sober opinions at South by Southwest 1998