A group stand-up show of five or six comedians doing 15 minutes each is going to be vulnerable to the different tone and style each comic brings. The more well-established a comedian is, the more defined his or her voice, which is why group shows are most often a "split decision," so to speak. At Co ... More >>
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 >>
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Hugo Chavez, seen here with his second-favorite source of tweetsEven technophobes have been forced to admit the usefulness of the San Francisco-based website Twitter.Along with its larger benefits, you can tweet to the world at large a poster for a lost dog -- who is gay. But is there any money i ... 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 >>
Scott AukermanComedy Death-Ray with Michael Ian Black, Dana Gould, Doug Benson, Natasha Leggero, Scott Aukerman and musical guest Aimee Mann Friday January 16, 2010 Cobb's Comedy Club Better Than: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Even without the adorable Michael Cera on the line-up (he had to c ... 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 >>
SF Sketchfest Opening Night w/ Tim and Eric @ Mezzanine Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, the wicked talent behind Adult Swim's Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, swan dive into bizarre and unproven comedy waters (the obvious choices being topics like uptight women and awkward donkey-faced dud ... More >>
Que sera, CeraThose of you hoping to have sensitive wunderkind Michael Cera go from making you laugh at his awkwardness on screen to making you laugh from the stage, some bad news. Cera won't be performing at this year's Sketchfest. He was supposed to take the stage this Friday for Comedy Death R ... More >>
(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 >>
Fans of The State, Wet Hot American Summer, and the short-lived Comedy Central series should be happy to note that Stella is bringing their absurdist, dildo-infested comedy stylings on tour this winter. The trio consisting of David Wain, Michael Showalter, and Michael Ian Black is slated to exhibit ... More >>
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The Baxter can't get the girl. Except maybe just this once.