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News, Feature Fall Arts 2015: Comedy

Fall Arts 2015: Comedy

For a part of the country that takes itself pretty seriously, the Bay Area has a good comedy scene. Months before Sketchfest — the 16-day-long, mid-winter comedy festival — there are tons of standup nights and open mics that feature…
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Culture, Art Outsider Insider: At the Core of the Comedy Scene, There's One Man, Playing Many Other Men.

Outsider Insider: At the Core of the Comedy Scene, There's One Man, Playing Many Other Men.

Paul F. Tompkins doesn't consider himself to be famous. He's dapper, a little more so than the average Los Angeles gentleman, so maybe he'll get looks. But not everyone thinks he looks familiar, and he seems fine with that. But…
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News, Feature Like TV Father, Like TV Son: Jonathan Katz and Jon Benjamin Are Strange, But Not Stranged

Like TV Father, Like TV Son: Jonathan Katz and Jon Benjamin Are Strange, But Not Stranged

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the first season of Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist, the squiggly cartoon featuring comic Jonathan Katz essentially playing himself as a therapist to a never-ending series of neurotic patients, voiced by comedians from Louis…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Sketchfest Is Coming, Here's Your First Glimpse: But I'm a Cheerleader's Natasha Lyonne Will Be There

Sketchfest Is Coming, Here's Your First Glimpse: But I'm a Cheerleader's Natasha Lyonne Will Be There

Natasha Lyonne will be there! She's huge right now,…
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News, Feature Lobbing History: Young San Franciscans Preserve a Dying, Violent Art

Lobbing History: Young San Franciscans Preserve a Dying, Violent Art

The very idea of adults playing dodgeball was funny enough for Hollywood to make a Ben Stiller comedy film based entirely around that premise (also mustaches). Why would a grown person engage in an activity normally associated with gym class,…
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News, Feature Holding Pattern: Economics Keeps Us Young, Whether We Like It or Not

Holding Pattern: Economics Keeps Us Young, Whether We Like It or Not

There are many grown men on skateboards in San Francisco, going to or from apartments shared with other men who may also own skateboards. One way to read this is that the dominant cultural forces in the city tend toward…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Other Damon Wayans: Damon Wayans Sr., App Developer

The Other Damon Wayans: Damon Wayans Sr., App Developer

“Oh, you’re talking about Damon Wayans, the comic who starred on In Living Color. Men on Film. Homey D. Clown. Really funny. He’s the brother of Keenan Ivory. And Marlon and Shawn and Kim. It’s a whole big family. And…
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Culture, Stage What's Inside a Man: Tim & Eric's Tim Contemplates Humor and Horror and Toes with a New Series

What's Inside a Man: Tim & Eric's Tim Contemplates Humor and Horror and Toes with a New Series

As recently as the mid-aughts, Tim & Eric were just a couple of guys you once heard your Pasadena hair stylist mention as her poker night friends whose TV show just got picked up by Adult Swim. Now Tim (Heidecker)…
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Culture, Art Fall Arts 2014: Comedy: Sample the Many Ways Things Can Be Funny to You, You Weirdo

Fall Arts 2014: Comedy: Sample the Many Ways Things Can Be Funny to You, You Weirdo

The best thing about comedy is it can include anything that's funny. If you laugh at the opera, then the opera counts as comedy. If sad animals make you giggle, then get tickets to the circus: comedy. Or maybe you…
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Calendar, Night&Day SLAM drunk

SLAM drunk

The Moth's StorySLAM open mic nights present amateur yet potentially talented storytellers with the opportunity to perform in public at last. Put your name in the hat and if you're selected, you're rewarded with five minutes of stage time…
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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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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>One of the Greats</i>: Comic Chelsea Peretti Returns to San Francisco for a Special Taping

One of the Greats: Comic Chelsea Peretti Returns to San Francisco for a Special Taping

Comedianne and born-and-bred Oaklander Chelsea Peretti, one of the stars of award-winning sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine, is taping her new comedy standup special this Friday the th-th-th-13th at the Palace of Fine Arts.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Compulsive Funny Disorder

Compulsive Funny Disorder

Aisha Tyler is funny, and a badass. Known for her stand-up, her recent voicework as Lana on Archer, and a billion other television gigs, including her stint back in the '90s on early generation Talk Soup, Tyler is bringing…
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Calendar, Night&Day A Divine Exhibition

A Divine Exhibition

In February 2014, the world lost Todd Trexler, a celebrated artist who designed many a poster and handbill for San Francisco's Palace Theatre in the 1970s. Magnet honors his memory by featuring Trexler's iconic work in a solo exhibtion…
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Calendar, Night&Day Lost for Words

Lost for Words

Lit geeks know Edward St. Aubyn, acerbic British author of six novels, one of which (At Last) contains the following sentence: "I think my mother's death is the best thing to happen to me since ... well, since my…
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Calendar, Night&Day So close

So close

Near-death experiences, or NDEs, are all the rage these days. With the medical field making new strides in cardiac resuscitation, the number of NDEs reported is on the rise. NDEs are described by doctors as hallucinations; the more spiritual…
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Calendar, Night&Day Bunker Down

Bunker Down

Have you ever been beneath the car deck of the Golden Gate Bridge? Beneath the girders? Do you even know what a girder is? The Obscura Society will show you, along with retired park ranger and historian John Martini,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Sklarious

Sklarious

Randy and Jason Sklar, known collectively as The Sklar Brothers, are brilliant when it comes to combining sports, comedy, and the kind of telepathy of which only twins are truly capable. When the brothers — identical twins — perform…
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Calendar, Night&Day Grrrl Crush

Grrrl Crush

Carrie Brownstein, famous for her beloved artistic endeavors Portlandia (the TV comedy show) and Sleater-Kinney (the rock 'n' roll band) is writing an undoubtedly interesting memoir. Her years in Sleater-Kinney established her as a guitar god, and now she's…
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Sponsored content

CollegeHumor, the website geared toward the ad-friendly demographic of college-aged individuals, is doing a three-day comedy tour, and it's coming to the Rickshaw Stop. The show will feature Internet funny guys Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld doing their award-winning…
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