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Calendar, Night&Day Arj Intestine

Arj Intestine

Fans of the HBO show Flight of the Conchords TV show likely remember Arj Barker as friend-of-the-band Dave, teaching Jermaine and Bret about the ways of the world. In real life, Barker, who hails from the Bay Area, is…
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Calendar, Night&Day Bob's Burgers For All

Bob's Burgers For All

The cast of the Fox animated comedy series Bob’s Burgers, which centers around an eccentric family that owns a struggling burger restaurant, is coming to San Fran-cisco for a live show. The show features the voices of comedians Eugene Mirman,…
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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 SF Sketchfest: Absurdity Carries the Night at <em>Pretty Good Friends</em>

SF Sketchfest: Absurdity Carries the Night at Pretty Good Friends

A group stand-up show of five or six comedians doing 15 minutes each is going to be vulnerable to the different tone and style each comic brings. The more well-established a comedian is, the more defined his or her voice,…
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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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Music, All Shook Down What To Do? Thursday's Pick: Daniel Handler, Larry Doyle, Marc Maron, and Eugene Mirman

What To Do? Thursday's Pick: Daniel Handler, Larry Doyle, Marc Maron, and Eugene Mirman

Daniel Handler, Larry Doyle, Marc Maron, and Eugene Mirman on You're a Horrible Person, But I Like You: The Believer Book of Advice @ The Jewish Community Center A book with the title You're a Horrible Person, But I Like…
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Calendar, Night&Day How to Be

How to Be

A book with the title You're a Horrible Person, But I Like You: The Believer Book of Advice implies certain things. Namely smart, funny, wry advice, perhaps an introduction by Amy Sedaris, a foreword by John Hodgman, and an index…
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Calendar, Night&Day &#147;Not for Babies &#150; They Can&#146;t Read&#148;

“Not for Babies – They Can’t Read”

Initially, we figured the comedy book The Will to Whatevs: A Guide to Modern Life wouldn’t pass the laugh-out-loud test, because few books do, and this wasn’t by The Onion staff or Simon Rich (look him up). And there’s the…
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Music, All Shook Down Eugene Mirman Performs at the Mezzanine

Eugene Mirman Performs at the Mezzanine

Don't you wish comedians had the same aesthetics and values as indie rock? Then check out Eugene Mirman. He's signed to Sub Pop and tours with the Comedians of Comedy, which means the dude's got a ton of indie…
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Music, Let's Get Killed Sketchfest stokes the musician-comedian love affair

Sketchfest stokes the musician-comedian love affair

Let's face it: There are far too few laughs to be had at rock shows these days. The last musical performer who had me doubled over was David Lee Roth (mostly in spite of himself) in San Jose last month,…
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Calendar, Performance Charlotte's Web

Charlotte's Web

ONGOING 6/8-8/31 With an over-the-top story line about a batty spinster slowly decaying in her antebellum mansion, the 1964 Bette Davis film Hush ... Hush Sweet Charlotte was ripe for a drag queen sendup. And with the original's train-wreck scenes…
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