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Culture, The Exhibitionist Nato's Comedy Picks: Laurie Kilmartin & Greg Proops

Nato's Comedy Picks: Laurie Kilmartin & Greg Proops

When I was in high school and college, Cobb's Comedy Club was in the Cannery. They ran an ad in the Pink Pages every Sunday that had two-for-one tickets to Sunday through Thursday shows, and sometimes the Friday late…
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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 Speaking our language

Speaking our language

Comedian Brent Weinbach is a locally bred weirdo and an award-winning performer. He's performed live on late-night shows like Conan and Lopez Tonight, so you may have seen him on television. He also hosts a podcast, The Legacy Music…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Let's Look at Society's Love/Hate Relationship with Fat People

Let's Look at Society's Love/Hate Relationship with Fat People

There's some debate about whether the opposite of love is hate or disinterest. Fat people rarely enjoy public disinterest. We are, nonetheless, targets of strongly felt and self-contradictory attentions. Is it love/hate or something else? For example: Why did a…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Comic-Con Day 3: Selling Your Spot in Line, Playing Card Games with Cosplayers, and Total Recall

Comic-Con Day 3: Selling Your Spot in Line, Playing Card Games with Cosplayers, and Total Recall

We've sent photographer Gil Riego Jr. to see what he could see at Comic-Con, the mass gathering of nerds, geeks, gamers, fanboys, otaku, and every other kind of pop culture obsessive. Braving lines that stretched into hours and crowds of…
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Film, "Conan O'Brien Can't Stop": Warts-and-All Tour Doc

"Conan O'Brien Can't Stop": Warts-and-All Tour Doc

"I am angry," Conan O'Brien admits in Rodman Flender's tour doc. "I'm trying not to be ... but sometimes I'm so mad I can't even breathe." Prohibited from appearing on television for six months after his early 2010 break with…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Conan O'Brien and John Updike '80s Buddy Comedy That Almost Was

The Conan O'Brien and John Updike '80s Buddy Comedy That Almost Was

Here's a mystery: What urgent message did august important person John Updike impart to a very young Conan O'Brien way back in 1984? Before getting to O'Brien's surprise cameo in an early '90s literary essay, let's do some background. Long…
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Calendar, Night&Day Junk Portraitist

Junk Portraitist

Jason Mecier creates the kind of art you look at and say, “Impossible.” He uses small objects, often objects owned by the very subjects themselves, and creates mosaic portraits. There’s no paint, just stuff. Open your desk drawer and look.…
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Music, All Shook Down Conan O'Brien Pulls Out of SF Sketchfest

Conan O'Brien Pulls Out of SF Sketchfest

Tonight Show Host Conan O'Brien just pulled out from what was sure to be a very special tribute to his career at this weekend's SF Sketchfest. The sold out show was going to be held at the Herbst Theatre this…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Force Was Not With Them

The Force Was Not With Them

Dear Santa, please bring us something really weird for Christmas. Make it endearing, gross, inextricably linked to an otherwise-lucrative brand name, and as rare as a solvent print publication. Please let it involve Grace Slick and Bea Arthur. Please let…
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Music, All Shook Down

Conan O'Brien Reveals Toned Down GTA IV

I just don't understand why Obama and MADD hate Grand Theft Auto IV so much. According to Conan, this is the tamest version of GTA to date. Check out the video to see the sensitive side of Liberty City.…
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Music, All Shook Down Jimmy Fallon to Replace Conan O'Brien on 'Late Night'

Jimmy Fallon to Replace Conan O'Brien on 'Late Night'

Next year marks Conan O'Brien's replacement of Jay Leno in the Tonight Show seat, and NBC plans to insert SNL alum Jimmy Fallon as host of Late Night. So unless you want to go to sleep pissed off and…
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Dining, SFoodie

Conan O'Brien Builds His Wine Palate The Hard Way

In which wine expert Gary Vaynerchuk confesses to Conan O'Brien that he ate cigars when he was little. They also eat grass soaked in grapefruit juice, lick rocks in salt water, munch some cherries mixed with dirt and cigar…
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Calendar, Night&Day Honest Abe

Honest Abe

If you come to tonight's Abe Vigoda show expecting to see a certain 80-something character actor and Conan O'Brien regular who has been erroneously reported to be dead, you might be disappointed. Then again, anyone who would go see 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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