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 >>
John Hodgman knows everything but not everybody.
He'll make up for that at this week's SF Sketchfest. There, Hodgman -- the celebrated author, expert, Tumblr, fabulist, pretend-judge, deranged millionaire, computer-imitating pitchman, and life-giving fount of nerd resplendence -- will talk up his n ... 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 >>
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 >>
Saturday's much blogged-about American Apparel protest outside the storefront the chain plans to move into on Valencia Street had a sadly low turnout. Perhaps they were asking a bit much (10 a.m. on a Saturday morning?). Photographer Gretchen Robinette arrived at 10 on the dot and says that proteste ... More >>
Photo of Zach Galifianakis by www.brandonhickman.comComedy Death Ray w/ Zach Galigianakis, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Bob Odenkirk, Paul F. Tompkins, Andy Kindler, Chris Hardwick and the Fun Bunch (Scott Aukerman & BJ Porter)Friday, Jan. 30, 2009Cobb's Comedy ClubBetter than: Lemme get back to you on th ... 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 >>