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Culture, The Exhibitionist David Spade is Quite Interesting

David Spade is Quite Interesting

In today's age of overhyped celebrities with new creative projects, apps and selfies that you simply must check out, it's refreshing when a true comedic talent like David Spade exercises a little humility in titling his memoir David Spade is…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Jon Lovitz Loves Stand-Up, Acting, and Singing — But Not in That Order

Jon Lovitz Loves Stand-Up, Acting, and Singing — But Not in That Order

Comedian Jon Lovitz always aspired to become a stand-up comedian. But his dream was deferred by a lie, a career-making stint on Saturday Night Live, turns on TV series The Simpsons, The Critic and NewsRadio and in films such as Big, A League of…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Rob Schneider Gets Real

Rob Schneider Gets Real

Actor-comedian Rob Schneider thinks that criticism of Native American stereotyping in The Ridiculous Six, the Adam-Sandler-for-Netflix-movie, in which the comedian co-stars, is, well...ridiculous. And he has choice words for anyone offended by any of the alcoholism jokes, women characters named…
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Music, Hear This Insane Clown Posse: Show Preview

Insane Clown Posse: Show Preview

Are you down with the clown? This burning question and more are sure to be answered when Detroit's Insane Clown Posse brings its three-ring circus to the Bay Area this weekend. Like Kiss, the duo's geriatric, clown-like forefathers, ICP has…
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Calendar, Night&Day Must-See Before TV

Must-See Before TV

One thing you should probably have on your bucket list is seeing comedian John Mulaney perform. The former Saturday Night Live writer, who’s semi-famous for writing all of Weekend Update’s ‘Stefon’ sketches with Bill Hader, is ridiculously funny, and he’s…
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Music, All Shook Down Bringing Funny Back: Justin Timberlake Owns Television This Week

Bringing Funny Back: Justin Timberlake Owns Television This Week

If we were going to nominate a Song of the Week this week, it wouldn't go to any ordinary single. It wouldn't go to a song that's about to set the Billboard chart on fire. It wouldn't go to anything…
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Music, All Shook Down Snoop Lion's "La, La, La" Is Hilarious (Whether It's Supposed To Be or Not)

Snoop Lion's "La, La, La" Is Hilarious (Whether It's Supposed To Be or Not)

Remember that terrible time when Joaquin Phoenix was running around with a huge beard, acting like a crazy person, and making everyone uncomfortable? And the world was like: "Is this a hoax or did he just take too many drugs?"…
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Music, All Shook Down An Open Letter to Chris Brown and His Abhorrent Neck Tattoo

An Open Letter to Chris Brown and His Abhorrent Neck Tattoo

Dear Chris Brown,About that new neck tattoo of yours that's causing such universal disdain: who the hell do you think you're fooling exactly? When the world notices that your new ink is clearly based on images of Rihanna's face after…
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Calendar, Night&Day Shaken, Stirred, and Kicked

Shaken, Stirred, and Kicked

NBC recently announced that the next (and seventh) season of its marquee sitcom 30 Rock will be the series’ swan song, which will effectively set Tracy Morgan loose into an even wilder wild. For Morgan, who came to household attention…
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Music, All Shook Down R.I.P. MCA: A Selection of the Beastie Boys' Greatest Works

R.I.P. MCA: A Selection of the Beastie Boys' Greatest Works

In all likelihood, you've spent the weekend doing exactly the same thing we did -- trying to come to terms with the loss of Adam "MCA" Yauch and getting together with friends for Beastie Boys parties in his memory, trying…
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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 • It was a regular Monday night pub trivia game at Minx in the Tendernob — and then Australian pop star Gotye showed up. Fresh off his Saturday Night Live appearance, the "Somebody That I Used to Know" singer…
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"Peepers, a canticle": Internet Hoax Was Launched in the Mail

There's little doubt a good number of pop culture enthusiasts have wasted many hours wondering what it would be like if Mr. Peepers — Chris Kattan's sexually charged, apple-fiending, monkey-like character from late '90s Saturday Night Live — played the…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Author of That Chris Kattan/Mr. Peepers Screenplay Speaks: "All I Wanted to Do Was Confuse Strangers"

Author of That Chris Kattan/Mr. Peepers Screenplay Speaks: "All I Wanted to Do Was Confuse Strangers"

Justin Becker, according to his TumblrJustin Becker, the author of the incredible, and now-viral, satirical Mr. Peepers screenplay, Peepers, a canticle, has emerged from secrecy. He is a 27-year-old writer living in Los Angeles. It turns out, he didn't really…
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Music, All Shook Down Axl Rose Is Batshit: His Top Five Craziest Moments

Axl Rose Is Batshit: His Top Five Craziest Moments

You may have noticed in the last couple of weeks that Axl Rose is running amok all over the press again (it's been a while, Axl, thanks for coming back to us). Not only have there been reports that --…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Chris Kattan's "Brilliant" Lost Mr. Peepers Screenplay Involves Humping George W. Bush

Chris Kattan's "Brilliant" Lost Mr. Peepers Screenplay Involves Humping George W. Bush

Update: Meet the author of the hoax script here. There's little doubt a good number of pop culture enthusiasts have wasted many hours wondering what it would be like if Mr. Peepers -- Chris Kattan's sexually charged, apple-fiending, monkey-like character…
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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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News, Feature Tea Party Princess: Victoria Jackson and the Rabid Right

Tea Party Princess: Victoria Jackson and the Rabid Right

Photo by Giulio Sciorio. Victoria Jackson hurtles through intersections and down side streets while using her left hand to hold a Flip cam to her face. The inside of her car ­— a weathered Honda Civic with "Nobama," Marco…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Five Worst Movies Starring <i>Saturday Night Live</i> Alumni

The Five Worst Movies Starring Saturday Night Live Alumni

There's nothing wrong with zoning out to a little mindless humor, and we'll be the first to admit that many evenings we still like to sit and giggle at one of these five silly but great comedies by Saturday…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Five Great Movies from <i>Saturday Night Live</i> Alumni

Five Great Movies from Saturday Night Live Alumni

When long-time comedians decide to move on from Saturday Night Live, it seems they must be contractually obligated to attempt a film career, in much the same way 22-year-old starlets on Gossip Girls seem obligated to sing prefab pop and/or…
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Film, "Bridesmaids": Women Get Their Own Apatow Comedy, for Better and for Worse

"Bridesmaids": Women Get Their Own Apatow Comedy, for Better and for Worse

Bridesmaids is a high-profile test case. Directed by Paul Feig (a sitcom journeyman most lovingly known as the creator of Freaks and Geeks), it's the first female-fronted comedy produced by Hollywood kingpin Judd Apatow, who has weathered criticism in the…
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