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Culture, The Exhibitionist Go See Some Comedy: Greg Behrendt, Emily Heller, and More

Go See Some Comedy: Greg Behrendt, Emily Heller, and More

It's the week of Thanksgiving. If you're a regular person, that means you're enjoying some time off work and cooking. Or protesting Black Friday. Hopefully, not trampling a Walmart employee to death. Holiday weeks are great weeks for comedy…
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Music, All Shook Down The Most Jaw-Dropping Quotes of Monday's 'Roast of Justin Bieber'

The Most Jaw-Dropping Quotes of Monday's 'Roast of Justin Bieber'

Last night, Comedy Central finally aired the much-hyped Roast of Justin Bieber. As we all know by now, roasts are an excuse for people to get together and say a bunch of (super-offensive, fucked up) shit to each other…
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Calendar, Night&Day Giggling Gayly

Giggling Gayly

There is something refreshing about a show that doesn't try to be anything it's not. Take The Big Gay Comedy Show, for example. It has no grand artistic theme or long, drawn out premise.; it's just a hilarious cabaret…
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Calendar, Night&Day XX-Rated

XX-Rated

Brava Theater Center combines progressive ideals with excellent entertainment for Brava's New Year's Eve Comedy Fiesta 2013. The show brings together three brilliant women, Marga Gomez, Dhaya Lakshminarayanan, and Micia Mosely for a night of "smart, joyous, feminist, and…
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Calendar, Night&Day 'He's dunn it igan'

'He's dunn it igan'

Kyle Dunnigan is a comedian, though you may know him better as "Craig," the serial killer from Reno 911! and from Dunnigan's hella popular YouTube channel. Craig wears Dahmer-esque specs and is keen to offer life advice in a…
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Calendar, Night&Day Homecoming Queen

Homecoming Queen

Oakland cheerleader-turned-comedienne Anjelah Johnson returns to her Bay Area homeland this weekend to perform her stand-up comedy routine at Cobb's. The 31-year-old hottie was a former MADtv cast member best-known for her impressions and character work, and fans probably…
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Calendar, Night&Day Call it a Religious Observance

Call it a Religious Observance

What's the most celebrated holiday between Father's Day and the Fourth of July? For fans of Comedy Central's absurd sitcom Workaholics, it's a special summertime yuletide miracle: Half Christmas. Take the day off work, maybe, and pick up a…
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Calendar, Night&Day Love Comes To Town

Love Comes To Town

Thank goodness Loni Love quit her electrical engineering job to pursue a career in comedy. Electrical engineering is cool, sure; I mean, circuits? And there’s money and probably some stability in it, but when your friend’s dad tells jokes about,…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Muslim Is Coming

The Muslim Is Coming

“Who really wants to be President in this hyper-partisan political climate?” Dean Obeidallah asks. “I’d rather be V.P. You get paid great, treated like a celebrity, and do almost nothing — it’s like being one of the Kardashian sisters.” The…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Video of the Day: Reganomics

Video of the Day: Reganomics

A lot of raw, foul-mouthed comedians have spoken potentially offensive or dangerous rhetoric onstage over the years. Brian Regan is not one of those comedians, and that's a guarantee. The Miami-born funnyman has boyish looks, even in his mid-'50s,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Reganomics

Reganomics

A lot of raw, foul-mouthed comedians have spoken potentially offensive or dangerous rhetoric onstage over the years. Brian Regan is not one of those comedians, and that’s a guarantee. The Miami-born funnyman has boyish looks, even in his mid-'50s, which…
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Calendar, Night&Day A Lot to Love

A Lot to Love

A decade ago, Loni Love was an electrical engineer working at Xerox in Detroit. But after winning the Star Search reboot in 2003, she made a radical career change. She’s now a celebrated performer who has had a full-length special…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist How Roasting Was Done Back in the Day: The 1971 Friars Club Roast of Jerry Lewis

How Roasting Was Done Back in the Day: The 1971 Friars Club Roast of Jerry Lewis

Proving that the summer of 2012 has gotten off to a terribly slow start in terms of entertainment news, there's been quite a bit of buzz about the fact that Roseanne Barr will be the subject of a Comedy Central…
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Calendar, Night&Day Tickle Me Elmo

Tickle Me Elmo

If you've never had the pleasure of suddenly realizing that your life is all a big joke, Philadelphia comedian Big Jay Oakerson, who spent years working as an “Elmo by day, stripper bouncer by night,” offers a wealth of insight…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Get Free Tickets to See Comedian Kyle Kinane at The Fillmore

Get Free Tickets to See Comedian Kyle Kinane at The Fillmore

For generations, the dehumanizing monotony of modern life has been the domain of anti-capitalist academics, by-the-numbers sitcoms, rock bands, single-joke comic strips, and hack comedians.…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Q&A: Joe Klocek prepares to open for top comics at Fillmore for Comedy Central tapings

Q&A: Joe Klocek prepares to open for top comics at Fillmore for Comedy Central tapings

San Francisco gets a hat tip this week as Comedy Central sets up shop at the famous Fillmore theater for the taping of four stand-up specials. Bay Area comedy fans get the chance to see nationally-acclaimed comics for free, and…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Jeffrey Ross Talks About Roasting Charlie Sheen -- and Needing Extra Security

Jeffrey Ross Talks About Roasting Charlie Sheen -- and Needing Extra Security

Despite having an accomplished resume as an actor, writer, and producer, Jeffrey Ross is fine with the fact that many people recognize him as the dude from those legendary Comedy Central roasts. In fact, he hopes it will soon parlay…
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Calendar, Night&Day That's Absurd

That's Absurd

Whither the observational comic? These days we associate observational comedy with 1980s hacks in cheap ties telling bad jokes about airline food. Maybe the grim early days of Comedy Central, when the station aired endless hours of would-be Seinfelds, has…
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Calendar, Night&Day Impassively Outrageous

Impassively Outrageous

Like her pals Sarah Silverman and Zach Galifianakis, Tig Notaro drops smoldering comedy bombs through her laconic deadpan. But unlike Silverman’s inflammatory ingénue or Galifianakis’s ingenuous prick, there’s a world-weary knowingness to Notaro’s persona, with suspicious stares and loaded pauses…
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Calendar, Night&Day No Relation to Hasselhoff

No Relation to Hasselhoff

Like a crass Jersey-bred Jerry Seinfeld in the grip of Adderall, Dov Davidoff is an observational comic with a manic, ADD-addled edge. His stand-up act jumps wildly from one topic to another — losing his virginity to a prostitute at…
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