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Calendar, Night&Day So Wong It's Right

So Wong It's Right

Voted "Best Comedian" in our 2009 Best of S.F. edition, Ali Wong has since relocated to the sunnier (but not funnier) shores of Southern California. Short for Alexandra, Wong considers herself “a fake Ali,” which might have been a key…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist San Francisco Comedy Is Taking Over the U.S.

San Francisco Comedy Is Taking Over the U.S.

Ummm, I don't know if you know this, but San Francisco comedy is entering a Golden Age ... okay, fine ... Another Golden Age. Of course the Bay Area comedy scene has always been able to hold its head…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist W. Kamau Bell's 8 Reasons San Francisco Comedy Will Miss Hiya Swanhuyser

W. Kamau Bell's 8 Reasons San Francisco Comedy Will Miss Hiya Swanhuyser

1. Hiya Swanhuyser is a fan of comedy. She works in the media and she actually likes comedy. Weird. Most people in the media just write about comedy when famous people come to town, but Hiya writes about us…
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Calendar, Night&Day We Knew She Couldn't Stay Away Forever

We Knew She Couldn't Stay Away Forever

We had her and we lost her. Hilarious dirty shorty Ali Wong was a Bay Area gal for some time (which is to say, her whole life up until last year), and you could find her at any old comedy…
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Calendar, Night&Day Everyone's a Target

Everyone's a Target

Q: How many radical feminists does it take to change a lightbulb? A: THAT’S NOT FUNNY! Tasteless or not, the riddle illustrates one way to get laughs from a serious subject: Be brutally honest and spare no one. The members…
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Calendar, Night&Day How Many Do You Need?

How Many Do You Need?

Someone made a list of the most interesting people in San Francisco. Don’t feel bad if you weren’t on it; we weren’t either. Neither was Ali Wong or Cecil Williams or Kevin Keating, so not getting on the list doesn’t…
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Music, All Shook Down What To Do? Monday's Pick: "What's Crackin' SF?"

What To Do? Monday's Pick: "What's Crackin' SF?"

"What's Crackin' SF?" @ Punch Line No time like the holiday-worn present for a wee spot of catharsis. While the usual wintertime opportunities for relaxation still apply, laughter is the next best medicine, if you have no access to Wellbutrin,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Crackin’ Up

Crackin’ Up

No time like the holiday-worn present for a wee spot of catharsis. While the usual wintertime opportunities for relaxation still apply, laughter is the next best medicine, if you have no access to Wellbutrin, Effexor, or Tofranil. Thank local comic…
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Calendar, Night&Day Sold Aziz

Sold Aziz

Is this country in a magical time for comedy, or are we just in a good mood? San Francisco has Ali Wong, Kamau Bell, Brent Weinbach, and Beth Lisick. The greater U.S. has Zach Galifianakis, Wanda Sykes, and Aziz Ansari.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Easter Basket

Easter Basket

Behold a passel of talented comedians at Far Easter 4: There's the usual sampling of television appearances: MadTV, Last Comic Standing, Family Guy. Dat Phan hit the stage of Last Comic Standing feigning a Vietnamese accent, and after a few…
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Calendar, Night&Day Tangeled up in Bleu

Tangeled up in Bleu

The original Tingel Tangel Club was in Berlin in the 1920s and '30s; the Nazis did not like it. They probably wouldn't like this one, either: New York City promoter and bon vivant Earl Dax brings the Big Apple's best…
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Calendar, Night&Day Big Ones

Big Ones

Comedian Chris Garcia shows his balls. Literally. In the "American Apparel" video clip online, Garcia and co-mocker Ali Wong appear wearing workout clothes, doing some moves, making a mockery of a certain clothing company. But it goes awry as Garcia,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Scowls in Bulk

Scowls in Bulk

In a recent issue of Hyphen magazine, Ali Wong asserts that fellow comic Bobby Lee's "lack of seriousness shows a serious dedication to kicking the shit out of the model minority myth." She's not kidding: The MADtv star says he…
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Calendar, Night&Day Girl Party

Girl Party

Don't let the dizzy lettering or cutesy name fool you -- GiRL FeST Bay Area isn't an occasion to get soused, hook up with a hottie, or pontificate on pretty, vacant stuff. The second annual multimedia festival has a clear,…
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