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Calendar, Night&Day Getting the Business

Getting the Business

Long-time fans of The Business, a black-box comedy showcase in the Mission District, might have cried big crocodile tears when founding member Chris Garcia fled to Los Angeles last July. But evidently, one man's loss is another's gain —…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Broadcasting From a Backyard, It's Local Talk Show <i>Oakland Nights ... Live!!!</i>

Broadcasting From a Backyard, It's Local Talk Show Oakland Nights ... Live!!!

Los Angeles may have its share of free tickets to talk show tapings, but Oakland's got a cooler and more intimate freebie. Every first Saturday of the month, people bring blankets and crowd into the tiny backyard of a place…
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Calendar, Night&Day Training Montage

Training Montage

The comedians of Laughter Against the Machine are bullies, except they only bully up, never down. When a big guy kicks a little guy, these guys kick the big guy — with jokes. This type of maneuver used to be…
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Calendar, Night&Day Not Like &#147;Duress&#148;

Not Like “Duress”

You know how in the ’80s there were a bunch of big-time comedians whose style consisted of rapid-fire one- or two-liners thrown out in such power-joshing fashion, you could barely laugh lest you miss another sexist joke? That was fine.…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Bucky Sinister's New Book <em>Still Standing</em> at The Business

Bucky Sinister's New Book Still Standing at The Business

Every Wednesday, four dudes and their friends do alternative comedy at the Dark Room; it's called The Business. By dudes we mean Alex Koll, Chris Garcia, Sean Keane, and Bucky Sinister; by alternative we mean smart, and by Dark Room…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Git You A New Favorite Local Comedian (Other Than W. Kamau Bell)

Git You A New Favorite Local Comedian (Other Than W. Kamau Bell)

Hey YOU! You have a favorite local comedian. Yes, you do. I know you do. It's just likely that YOU don't know that you do. It's time you found out who your favorite local comedian is. And I have…
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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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News, The Snitch The Day's Most Popular Stories

The Day's Most Popular Stories

What are readers clamoring to read? Good question. Here are the answers: San Francisco Examiner: Everyone has a case of the Mondays after Monday the swan was killed over the weekend at the Palace of Fine Arts -- ostensibly by…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Business Men

The Business Men

Four comedians anchor the weekly stand-up show The Business, and they’re all extremely smart and funny. Alex Koll has dramatic hair on his face and head, Sean Keane is bringin’ self-deprecation back, and Chris Garcia is mean and angry, yet…
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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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