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Although we love literature, there are some classic tomes that we've never got around to reading. We'll be honest – even the thought of reading the CliffsNotes version of Beowulf puts us to sleep. Fortunately for us, there's a…
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Music, All Shook Down

Watch: Dave Chappelle Crowd-Surfed to Skrillex at the Independent Last Night

Via Noisey, here's your awesome music video clip of the day. Skrillex kicked off his week-long S.F. takeover at the Independent last night, and the show was attended by none other than world-famous comedian (and longtime fan of S.F.)…
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Calendar, Night&Day Hannibal Buress

Hannibal Buress

Hannibal Buress is a hot-right-now comedian, once described by Chris Rock as a less-disgusting hypothetical spawn of Steven Wright, Mos Def, and Dave Chappelle. The award-winning comedian and writer just signed a deal with the Comedy Central network for…
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Culture, Art Comedy: Laugh Like a Crazy Person

Comedy: Laugh Like a Crazy Person

Comedy enthusiasts have to wait until 2014 for the return of SF Sketchfest, but fortunately there's plenty to laugh about in the meantime. Most comedy fans have already snatched up their tickets to the first-time-ever Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival…
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Culture, Art Return to Light: The End of Yisrael Feldsott's Self-Exile

Return to Light: The End of Yisrael Feldsott's Self-Exile

It's too simplistic to say that Yisrael K. Feldsott was the J.D. Salinger of the art world, but the parallels are entirely there. The early fame and adulation from critics. The obvious talent that was still peaking. And then the…
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Music, All Shook Down Dave Chappelle Announces Three More Shows This Week, at the Chapel

Dave Chappelle Announces Three More Shows This Week, at the Chapel

Update, 12:26 p.m.: And, as expected, the shows are all sold-out. Original post: Fresh from his Monday night appearance at the Independent, Dave Chappelle is putting on three more shows in San Francisco this week, all of them at plush…
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News, The Snitch The Dave Chappelle Maneuver: Tickets Sold Out in Less Than 60 Seconds -- Again

The Dave Chappelle Maneuver: Tickets Sold Out in Less Than 60 Seconds -- Again

Dave Chappelle is an inscrutable fellow. Living legend, comedic icon, he's also a very mercurial performer. His live shows are notorious -- for their unscripted, off-the-cuff nature, for their length (we saw him at Cobb's once, and he outlasted the…
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Music, All Shook Down Dave Chappelle Playing at the Independent on Monday; Tickets Onsale at Noon

Dave Chappelle Playing at the Independent on Monday; Tickets Onsale at Noon

Update: Tickets were gone in less than 60 seconds. Well, well: Another spring, another last-minute Dave Chappelle show in the Bay Area. This time the man is doing two sets, early and late, at the Independent on Monday. March 25.…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Photo of the Day: Dave Chappelle at The Independent

Photo of the Day: Dave Chappelle at The Independent

Dave Chappelle performs at The Independent. Did you see him?…
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Calendar, Night&Day What’s Behind the Curtain

What’s Behind the Curtain

Wayne Brady fronted his own ABC talk show for several years in the early aughts, and he is now the modern-day incarnation of Monty Hall, fronting the resurrected game show Let’s Make a Deal. Throughout, the comedian and singer has…
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Music, All Shook Down R. Kelly Previews New Music, Remains Completely Hilarious

R. Kelly Previews New Music, Remains Completely Hilarious

Remember when Dave Chappelle did his "(I Wanna) Pee On You" skit? The one that provided us all with huge laughs at the expense of R. Kelly, after the singer was accused of peeing on, and having sex with, an…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Note to Bay Area: Stop Freaking Out About Missing Dave Chappelle

Note to Bay Area: Stop Freaking Out About Missing Dave Chappelle

The reaction to a Dave Chappelle Bay Area show announcement occurs as a simple two-phase process: 1)    The franticness. You suppress your excitement as you double-check your calendar, figure out who's coming with you, and scramble to your computer…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Dave Chappelle and Katt Williams Together: Comedy's Equivalent of a Twin Unicorn Sighting

Dave Chappelle and Katt Williams Together: Comedy's Equivalent of a Twin Unicorn Sighting

If there weren't photographic evidence or video proof and we hadn't seen it with our own eyes, we wouldn't have believed it. Dave Chappelle and Katt Williams headlined the WiLD 94.9 Comedy Jam at Shoreline Amphitheatre over the weekend. For…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist

Dave Chappelle Is Back: He Schedules Two Shows at Cobb's

Just when you thought it was safe to go to a San Francisco or Oakland comedy club without having Dave Chappelle show up unannounced ... Dave Chappelle is showing up unannounced. A spokeswoman for Cobb's Comedy Club says Chappelle…
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SF Weekly Letters

Casting a Net into Local Waters Fishing in Northern California during simpler times: The night smelt Peter Jamison referred to are called whitebait and were caught and sold all over the Bay Area in the '60s and '70s, when…
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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle Duran Duran caused an epic line at the Fillmore for its pre-Coachella show Saturday night. Inside the estrogen bath, amid howling fans, we remembered how amazing the band's Thatcher-era pop is. Reasons we're glad we missed Coachella: Pretentiousness, snotty…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Dave Chappelle Won't Quit -- He Schedules Two More Shows for Tuesday

Dave Chappelle Won't Quit -- He Schedules Two More Shows for Tuesday

Dave Chappelle must like what he's doing, because he shows no sign of stopping. The comedian who made unscheduled appearances last week in San Francisco and Oakland has scheduled two more shows for Tuesday night at Cobb's Comedy Club in…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist

Noted Recluse Dave Chappelle Pops Up for Second Night at Cobb's

He's at it again. Comedian Dave Chappelle, having made impromptu appearances at Bay Area comedy clubs on two consecutive nights, will do the same tonight at Cobb's Comedy Club in San Francisco. In the video clip above, he describes…
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Music, All Shook Down Last Night's Lauryn Hill and Dave Chappelle Show Was Every Bit the Crazy Last-Minute Idea it Seemed

Last Night's Lauryn Hill and Dave Chappelle Show Was Every Bit the Crazy Last-Minute Idea it Seemed

Everyone's been asking us today: How is it that a Lauryn Hill/Dave Chappelle show actually happened last night, anyway? And, frankly we wondered ourselves -- all we saw beforehand were the announcement Tweets like the rest of you. Being the…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Dave Chappelle Announces Another Impromptu Show

Dave Chappelle Announces Another Impromptu Show

Comedian Dave Chappelle is scheduled to perform two previously unannounced shows Thursday at Cobb's Comedy Club in San Francisco, a spokeswoman for the club says. The shows are scheduled for 8 and 10:30 p.m., according to Alicia Albarran. The $55…
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