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Music, All Shook Down This Professor Dressing Up Like David Bowie For a Year is the Funniest Thing You'll See This Week

This Professor Dressing Up Like David Bowie For a Year is the Funniest Thing You'll See This Week

Here at All Shook Down, we know all about stupid jobs. But, this week, to our absolute astonishment, we found out that there are careers infinitely sillier than music blogging. Leading the way is the strange man you see…
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Calendar, Night&Day Taking Flight

Taking Flight

Comic Arj Barker is originally from the Bay Area, and he's probably most famous at this point for his role as confident, self-professed ladies' man Dave on Flight of the Conchords. His standup is wry and absurd and observational,…
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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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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Academy Awards Program Loves Comedy But Hates Comedians

The Academy Awards Program Loves Comedy But Hates Comedians

At some point during Sunday's Oscars, the announcer mentioned that Saturday Night Live comedians have been nominated for nine Academy Awards and have won a grand total of zero. That's right. Zero. When my wife heard that she was…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The 84th Academy Awards: a Timeline

The 84th Academy Awards: a Timeline

People plan parties around this stuff, so we assume you probably watched too. But just in case you didn't, here's a timeline of the 84th Academy Awards ceremony. They make it this long just to mess with us all,…
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Music, Bouncer Silence Is Death at Cobb's Comedy Club

Silence Is Death at Cobb's Comedy Club

I just made the mistake of reading all of the comments that followed a Yahoo News article on the legalization of gay marriage in New York state — thousands of hateful people being viciously mean, woefully ignorant, or both. It…
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Calendar, Night&Day Over-the-Top from Down Under

Over-the-Top from Down Under

Those who recognize Rhys Darby only from his first and breakout television role as dry cultural attaché and band manager Murray Hewitt in the HBO series Flight of the Conchords have yet to see the New Zealand actor’s full comedic…
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Calendar, Night&Day She's Not Laughing <i>with</i> You ...

She's Not Laughing with You ...

Versatile jokester Kristen Schaal might be best recognized for her roles as wide-eyed stalker Mel on Flight of the Conchords and the senior women’s issues correspondent on The Daily Show. But maybe that’s trying to put too fine a point…
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Music, BeatBox DatA: Show Preview

DatA: Show Preview

The music of DatA, Parisian DJ and producer David Guillon, finds a meeting point among falsetto-rich '70s disco, '00s synth riffs à la Daft Punk, and timeless pop hooks. Last year's debut album, Skywriter, featured songs like "One in a…
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Music, All Shook Down Over the Weekend: Flight of the Conchords

Over the Weekend: Flight of the Conchords

Flight of the Conchords @ The Greek Theater May 28 2010 Better than: any kind of complimentary muffin. There were several people dressed up in giant tin foil covered boxes parading around as robots Friday night waiting for the Flight…
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Video of the Day: Flight of the Conchords "Songs for Epileptic Dogs"

But the Flight of the Conchords are so 2009 you say? While we've all heard the mainstays "The Humans Are Dead," "Part-time Model," and "Too Many Dicks on the Dancefloor" more times than The Conchords have explain how they…
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Ms. Most Likely to Suck Ten Cocks

Boy, the Marina sure does get a lot of crap. It's the whippin' boy of S.F., full of people we look down our noses at and see as one big fraternity and/or sorority party. I remind myself of this every…
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Music, Flight of the Conchords tap into music career comedy

Flight of the Conchords tap into music career comedy

From the Smothers Brothers to Adam Sandler, comedians have long used music to help their material go down easier, while musical acts from Weird Al to Tenacious D used humor to creep onto album charts. That line between tunes and…
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Music, All Shook Down Flight of the Conchords Adds Extra SF Show

Flight of the Conchords Adds Extra SF Show

Since you can't get enough of those quirky New Zealanders, Flight of the Conchords has scheduled an additional show, two days after they perform at Nob Hill Masonic Center. From PR: Second Show Added Due To Popular Demand! New…
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Flight of The Conchords Play SF in May

The duo from New Zealand have proved that acoustic guitars and comedy make for a great combination, as evident in their successful HBO series. Come out to Nob Hill Masonic Center on May 27 to see Bret and Jemaine…
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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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Flight of the Conchords Dudes, Aimee Mann Launch SF Sketchfest at Mezzanine 1/10

Hurray! The SF Sketchfest is back to tickle all y'all mutherfuckers pink with a month-long celebration of all things funny. The whole shebang-a-bang starts this Thursday at the Mezzanine with Rhys Darby and Kristen Shaal from Flight of the…
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