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Culture, The Exhibitionist Dispatches from SF Sketchfest: Sally Field, Maya Rudolph, Maria Bamford, and More

Dispatches from SF Sketchfest: Sally Field, Maya Rudolph, Maria Bamford, and More

Dispatches from SF Sketchfest will run throughout Sketchfest (Jan. 7-24). These recaps and previews are designed to fill you in on what you've missed and let you know what's coming next! All good things must come to end, and…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Nato's Comedy Picks: Sketchfest Week Three, Iron Comic and more

Nato's Comedy Picks: Sketchfest Week Three, Iron Comic and more

It's the final weekend of Sketchfest. We made it, everybody. One more weekend, so clear your calendars and see more shows. Good news/bad news: The good news is that the good people of the festival piled a lot of…
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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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Calendar, Night&Day Brian as "Brian"

Brian as "Brian"

Comedian Brian Posehn looks like that guy from your local comic shop or from the last metal show you went to (where you might have conceivably seen him) but you’d probably actually recognize him from his television appearances. He’s an…
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Culture, Stage Maria Bamford: Comedy's Wild Orchid Works From Home

Maria Bamford: Comedy's Wild Orchid Works From Home

For alternative comedy fans, Maria Bamford's many-voiced, stream-of-consciousness performances are well-known. Casual viewers may recognize her criticizing Louie CK's sexual prowess on his show or strategizing her buying in Target's Black Friday commercials. Bamford's girlish voice belies her maturity and…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Maria Bamford Heckles Herself at the Punch Line

Maria Bamford Heckles Herself at the Punch Line

Onstage, Maria Bamford speaks for hecklers. "How can she be a comedian?" she demands in one of the dozens of pinched, panicky voices that seem to possess her. "You don't have any jokes!" Joke or not, this gets a huge…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Maria Bamford and Nato Green: Simpatico Stand-Up at the Punch Line

Maria Bamford and Nato Green: Simpatico Stand-Up at the Punch Line

Maria Bamford's comic persona is seated in quietly intense, sweaty-palmed neurosis. In her act, an exchange with her parents (in which one or both of them punctures her self-esteem) easily segues into a horrific encounter with an acquaintance from high…
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Calendar, Night&Day Maria Awesome Show, Great Job!

Maria Awesome Show, Great Job!

If you’re enjoying the golden era of "weird" happening in comedy right now, Maria Bamford is your gal. With quick manipulations of her thin lips, or a deadpan flattening of her otherwise-squeaky voice to imitate a friend or nemesis, Bamford…
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Music, All Shook Down LastNight: Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist at Eureka Theatre; Robin Williams Needs Help

LastNight: Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist at Eureka Theatre; Robin Williams Needs Help

By Oscar Pascual The best thing about Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist, is that he hardly ever does his job. Of course it’s not good for those who see him, but it works out great when his patients are hilarious…
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Music, All Shook Down ASD's SF Sketchfest Event Preview

ASD's SF Sketchfest Event Preview

The SF Sketchfest will provide us all with our much-needed, nourishing daily value of humor throughout the month of January. Whether you are a true comedy nerd who can't wait to ask the Freaks and Geeks cast about Judd…
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Music, Noise Pop Tip Sheet

Noise Pop Tip Sheet

If it seems that indie kids' wallets are slimmer than usual this week, it's because the annual Noise Pop fest is upon us. Now in its 15th year, the event — which includes art openings and film screenings along with…
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