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Culture, The Exhibitionist Siblings Nate and Emily Heller Team Up for Holiday Weekend Variety Show

Siblings Nate and Emily Heller Team Up for Holiday Weekend Variety Show

San Francisco comedy has always had a special place in the comedy industry across the nation. In recent years, the scene has spawned a crop of comedians to remember, as well as hosted the filming of four top Comedy Central…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist San Francisco Comedy Is Taking Over the U.S.

San Francisco Comedy Is Taking Over the U.S.

Ummm, I don't know if you know this, but San Francisco comedy is entering a Golden Age ... okay, fine ... Another Golden Age. Of course the Bay Area comedy scene has always been able to hold its head…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Janine and Emily Now Own New York -- So They Return to Have Their Way With S.F.

Janine and Emily Now Own New York -- So They Return to Have Their Way With S.F.

We're still smarting from Janine Brito and Emily Heller's move to New York, but we won't hold it against them. (We'll just remain sad about it -- and passive-aggressive.) Brito and Heller return to where they belong tonight (Monday) at…
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Calendar, Night&Day Women Who Kill

Women Who Kill

We’re still smarting from Janine Brito and Emily Heller’s decision to move to New York, but we won’t hold it against them. (We’ll just remain sad about it – and passive-aggressive.) Brito and Heller return to where they belong at…
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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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Culture, The Exhibitionist Girl Talk: Janine Brito and Emily Heller Front a Comedy Lineup of Unladylike Women

Girl Talk: Janine Brito and Emily Heller Front a Comedy Lineup of Unladylike Women

Emily Heller and Janine Brito are the same, but different. They're both girls. (Bear with us for minute.) They both do stand-up comedy. But there they diverge. Heller's acts include stories about crazy Santa Cruz bus people named "Glacier"…
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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 Girls, Ladies, Women, and Laughs

Girls, Ladies, Women, and Laughs

Emily Heller and Janine Brito are the same, but different. They're both girls. (Bear with us for minute.) They both do standup comedy. But there they diverge. Among Heller's acts is being part of musical group Rainbow Chair, in which…
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Calendar, Night&Day Insider's Take on Things

Insider's Take on Things

Yes yes yes, Zach Galifianakis has just been added to the Sketchfest lineup. And indeed, tonight's options also include the It's Garry Shandling's Show tribute as well as the RiffTrax show. We swing local, as usual, though: Iron Comic with…
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Calendar, Night&Day It's Funny, But ...

It's Funny, But ...

Vanity Fair needed attention a while back, and so it published an awesome essay by Christopher Hitchens titled “I Don't Get Out Much.” Really it was called “Why Women Aren't Funny,” and it's had the effect of promoting the hell…
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Calendar, Night&Day Everyone's a Target

Everyone's a Target

Q: How many radical feminists does it take to change a lightbulb? A: THAT’S NOT FUNNY! Tasteless or not, the riddle illustrates one way to get laughs from a serious subject: Be brutally honest and spare no one. The members…
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Calendar, Night&Day Dude Let's <i>Party</i>

Dude Let's Party

Any one of the performers at Marga's Laugh Party would be enough to get our thumbs-up for an evening's entertainment. In fact, we can assure you this is the best comedy show in the city since the last one Janine…
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Calendar, Night&Day Hitting the High Note

Hitting the High Note

Ray Ferrer headlines Harvey's Funny Tuesdays this week, which is great! He's very funny. So are the other comics on the bill at this long-running queer comedy night: Mary Van Note (OK, OK, she's our favorite, you got it out…
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Calendar, Night&Day On the Lookout

On the Lookout

Comedian Beata Bakhtiari takes after Sarah Silverman: She's going there. "I don't really have a problem with child abuse, as long as it's not your child," she says, and somehow, somehow, it's funny. (Is anyone else's brain screaming, "It's funny…
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