We all get caught slacking off at work sometimes. Everyone has off-days, hangovers, and occasional sleep deprivation to slow them down. But if you're a performer who is supposed to sing for a living and is only required to do that for one or two hours per day -- at most! -- you should just get off y ... More >>
If we were going to nominate a Song of the Week this week, it wouldn't go to any ordinary single. It wouldn't go to a song that's about to set the Billboard chart on fire. It wouldn't go to anything that ends up on heavy rotation on MTV. No. It would go to a barbershop quintet. "How can this be?" yo ... More >>
The point cupcake mania really started taking hold in our hearts was in 2005 when Saturday Night Live did their "Lazy Sunday" skit. The sight of Andy Samburg and Chris Parnell taking huge bites out of delicious looking cupcakes while rapping about New York City's Magnolia bakery got our sweet teeth ... More >>
There's no doubt that Gotye is on a big rise: The video for "Somebody That I Used to Know," the first single off the Australian pop artist's latest album, is going gangbusters, racking up more than 121 million views on YouTube since it was posted last year. Yesterday brought another indication of t ... More >>
Listen to this while high: Fire on the Bayou, by the Original Meters.Behind the buzz: Buried w-a-a-ay deep on the bill at this weekend's Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival are The Original Meters, the slickest karass of funketeers ever to lurch out of New Orleans. Groomed for superstardo ... More >>
Back in September, we gave our readers a chance to interview director Judd Apatow-- the man behind the TV show Freaks and Geeks, and director of movies like Knocked Up and The Forty Year Old Virgin. Readers sent in three sample questions they would ask Apatow, and we picked the ones we liked best ... More >>
Must be fun making a crap movie with all your old SNL pals.
When the city controller yesterday announced state budget cuts will deal San Francisco a $26.5 million punch in the gut, your humble narrator immediately thought of Jon Lovitz. Just as the Saturday Night Live nebbish once pitched himself to single women with the battle cry "Lower your standards!" ... More >>
Wait, that's not the Uncola!A talkative head shop owner and his eager pupil on the San Francisco Police Department can take credit for a sizable narcotics seizure over in Ingleside.During a recent routine traffic stop, a pair of officers noticed a soda bottle in a plastic bag in the driver's glove c ... More >>
Here's a quick note for all you comedy fans who still enjoy Saturday Night Live -- all six of you should jump for joy, because castmember Will Forte is now part of the impressive list of Sketchfest performers. Forte joins Celebrity Autobiography, as he and several other comedians read some of the mo ... 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 >>
(Above photo credit: Jakub Mosur. All other photos courtesy Oscar Pascual) By Oscar Pascual Kids in the Hall are evil, pure evil! Why? Because of all the classic sketches this legendary troupe performed on the final evening of the SF Sketchfest at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, they decided not t ... More >>
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