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News, Feature What Makes You Laugh?: How to Decide What Kinds of Shows You Should See During SF Sketchfest

What Makes You Laugh?: How to Decide What Kinds of Shows You Should See During SF Sketchfest

This is a definitively non-definitive guide to the three weeks of Sketchfest. Problematically, on most nights, there are too many events — too many events with the potential to be good, funny, and one-of-a-kind — to recommend one over another.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Mo' Mo Willems

Mo' Mo Willems

Before Sesame Street, Mo Willems was just like any other struggling New York talent. He had an improv troupe and a variety show on the Lower East Side. To keep up with bills, he hand-painted trading cards for his more…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist SF Sketchfest: Cast Reunion (and Radio Play) for Cult Comedy <i>Wet Hot American Summer</i>

SF Sketchfest: Cast Reunion (and Radio Play) for Cult Comedy Wet Hot American Summer

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…
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Calendar, Night&Day A Great Deluge

A Great Deluge

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 tonight in an old-time radio play, The Thrilling Adventure Hour, one of…
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Calendar, Night&Day Here Come the Funny People

Here Come the Funny People

Every year, we stand agape at the lineup for SF Sketchfest, wondering who thinks San Francisco comedians are rock stars (we know that’s Sketchfest director and co-founder David Owen, but still). This year, he’s brought us another daunting schedule, with…
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Calendar, Night&Day Here Come the Funny People

Here Come the Funny People

Every year, we stand agape at the lineup for SF Sketchfest, wondering who thinks San Francisco comedians are rock stars (we know that’s Sketchfest director and co-founder David Owen, but still). This year, he’s brought us another daunting schedule, with…
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News, The Snitch

Behold: Prop 8 - The Musical

If ever a topic deserved the high-kicking, earnest treatment of a school musical, well, um, homophobia probably isn't it. Except that this is awesome. Margaret Cho, Jack Black, Andy Richter and others skewer Prop 8 with songs, dancing, and…
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Music, All Shook Down Snoop Dogg Cartoon Announced by Comedy Central

Snoop Dogg Cartoon Announced by Comedy Central

Reports from Variety say that Comedy Central's current production pool includes an animated Snoop Dogg series. The cartoon will be based on Snoop's teenage life in 1980s Long Beach, way back when hardly any words were modified with the…
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Culture, Stuff Richter's Scale

Richter's Scale

Andy Richter, the man who for seven years proved himself the rare late-night television sidekick worthy of being labeled equal partner, is not given to saying nasty things about people who sign his paychecks, a rarity in a business where…
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