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Dining, SFoodie Wednesday Nine: The Myriad Opens, Crisis in Yosemite

Wednesday Nine: The Myriad Opens, Crisis in Yosemite

The Myriad — The Other Myriad — Is Open Tablehopper reports that The Myriad — which is the marketplace at 2175…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Oddball Comedy Festival Doesn't Need a Laugh Track at the Shoreline

Oddball Comedy Festival Doesn't Need a Laugh Track at the Shoreline

Open-air amphitheaters and comedy usually don’t mix, but on Tuesday night in Mountain View, an impressive array of the best comics working today laid claim to the Shoreline’s stage. Now in its third year, Funny or Die’s Oddball Comedy…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Funny or Die's Oddball Comedy Festival Returns Oct. 13

Funny or Die's Oddball Comedy Festival Returns Oct. 13

In keeping with the tradition of October being the month where everything in San Francisco happens at once, Funny or Die will bring its third installment of the Oddball Comedy Festival to the Shoreline Amphitheatre on October 13. Building…
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Calendar, Night&Day Snarks and Rec

Snarks and Rec

Aziz Ansari enjoys a successful career as a sitcom actor, portraying a government employee with uncharacteristic swagger on NBC’s Parks and Recreation. He has also achieved stand-up comedy’s equivalent of pop star status, while still in his twenties, for his…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Aziz Ansari Plans July S.F. Visit on Buried Alive Tour

Aziz Ansari Plans July S.F. Visit on Buried Alive Tour

Comedian and actor Aziz Ansari promises "an evening of bewilderment and disillusion" in his Buried Alive Tour, which plans a stop at San Francisco's Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium on July 20. Ticket sales officially start at 10 a.m. Friday…
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Film, "30 Minutes or Less": Standard-Issue Bro Humor Undermines Clever Premise

"30 Minutes or Less": Standard-Issue Bro Humor Undermines Clever Premise

Money-back guarantees feel like such a remnant of the old economy. Does the depressed consumer class even expect companies to make good on their advertised word anymore? But maybe the dream of free slices scammed from overpromising pizza parlors springs…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Jesse Eisenberg and Aziz Ansari Talk About Their Film <i>30 Minutes or Less</i>

Jesse Eisenberg and Aziz Ansari Talk About Their Film 30 Minutes or Less

We had less than 10 minutes to ask Jesse Eisenberg and Aziz Ansari about 30 Minutes or Less. Their new film, which opens Aug. 12, is an absurd comedy in which a pizza delivery dude (Eisenberg) and an elementary school…
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Calendar, Night&Day Everyone's a Comedian

Everyone's a Comedian

The quality of American comedy is complex, interesting, and intelligent, with a swell dose of stupid. And of course, comedy is a well-documented cultural element with an important history, reflecting the social fabric in many ways, as via the mirror…
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Music, All Shook Down

Aziz Ansari Picks on That Justin Bieber Dude

Raaaaaaaandy Declares War on Justin Bieber from Aziz Ansari Comedian Aziz Ansari isn't one to wage a war of words unless they're gonna earn him a punchline. A couple years back he did a pretty funny little Pitchfork skit…
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Music, All Shook Down

Video of the Day Pt. 2: Raaaaaaaandy-Dave Sitek Mixtape

The best parts of Aziz Ansari's SF performance at the Punch Line last year were his Raaaaaandy sketches. Those bits fleshed out the small part he had in Funny People, where he's a prick DJ with a hilarious hypeman,…
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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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Music, Hear This Devendra's next act: Puss and Priest

Devendra's next act: Puss and Priest

Living in Los Angeles has helped artsy-fartsy folkster Devendra Banhart befriend all sorts of famous collaborators. Actor Gael García Bernal guested on Banhart's last album, the inimitable Cripple Crow, and the singer's latest project, Megapuss, displays more pals in high…
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Calendar, Night&Day New Giants of Comedy

New Giants of Comedy

"They say the hardest thing about rollerblading is telling your parents you’re gay." That's the opening salvo of a very funny video by Human Giant. You probably know nothing about the sketch troupe, given that its TV show rose to…
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