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Culture, The Exhibitionist Nato's Comedy Picks: Laurie Kilmartin & Greg Proops

Nato's Comedy Picks: Laurie Kilmartin & Greg Proops

When I was in high school and college, Cobb's Comedy Club was in the Cannery. They ran an ad in the Pink Pages every Sunday that had two-for-one tickets to Sunday through Thursday shows, and sometimes the Friday late…
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Calendar, Night&Day You've Got Us Feeling Emo-tions

You've Got Us Feeling Emo-tions

There are at least four big comedy shows in San Francisco tonight and the good news is that you can’t go wrong no matter which one you pick. Greg Proops -- San Francisco native and star of Whose Line is…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Q&A with Comedian Greg Proops: On the Best S.F. Haunts and Fuckin' Kindles

Q&A with Comedian Greg Proops: On the Best S.F. Haunts and Fuckin' Kindles

Stand-up legend Greg Proops (most familiarly of both the British and American versions of Whose Line Is It, Anyway?) returns to San Francisco three or four times every year. Although born and raised in San Carlos, Proops spent his formative…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist SF Sketchfest: Proops, Pepitone, Peretti -- and (Surprise!) Robin Williams -- Master <em>Set List</em>

SF Sketchfest: Proops, Pepitone, Peretti -- and (Surprise!) Robin Williams -- Master Set List

The concept of Set List is simple. Yet to most comedians (even the most seasoned) the idea represents a yawning hell's mouth of the purest terror. Set List requires that each comic take the stage without any prepared material. Each…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Greg Proops: Political Affairs Are So Bad It's Hard to Make Fun of Them

Greg Proops: Political Affairs Are So Bad It's Hard to Make Fun of Them

Greg Proops leaps across multiple topics with a verbal felicity that brings to mind a particularly energetic, sartorially astute, and vodka-loving gazelle. Proops, who appears at the Punch Line starting Thursday, got his start in San Francisco in the 1980s.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Proopsian Technology

Proopsian Technology

Podcasts — WTF? For years, talk radio hosts were the only people telling us to listen to their podcasts, and we were all, “Suck it, host. You’re already on four hours a day. What more do you want?” In the…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Greg Proops, S.F. Stand-Up Legend, Kills the Room with Smart (and Smart-Ass) Humor

Greg Proops, S.F. Stand-Up Legend, Kills the Room with Smart (and Smart-Ass) Humor

It's hard to imagine a comedy performance more energetic or well received than Greg Proops' late show Friday night at the Punch Line. Sure, maybe this Bay Area native had home-field advantage. Proops grew up in San Carlos and got…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Pandora Launches Comedy Stations, Letting W. Kamau Bell Find Out Who He's Like

Pandora Launches Comedy Stations, Letting W. Kamau Bell Find Out Who He's Like

Pandora is doing comedy now!!! With Pandora doing comedy, we have almost created a Utopia on earth. We've got iPad 2s, electric cars being made by American car companies, and Cee-lo is on TV every week. No wonder the world…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Jester Speaks the Truth

The Jester Speaks the Truth

The last election showed us one thing for sure: Rather than counting on the news media to cut through Bush administration rhetoric or uncover the facts, we turned increasingly to comedians. In fact, a survey by the Pew Research Center…
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News, Feature That Was the Wit That Was

That Was the Wit That Was

Decades after he left the stage to teach math in Santa Cruz, the voice of legendary satirist Tom Lehrer still echoes By Jack Boulware Looking sharp in a British suit and fashion eyewear, comedian Greg Proops paces the stage of…
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