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Culture, The Exhibitionist San Francisco Comedy Is Taking Over the U.S.

San Francisco Comedy Is Taking Over the U.S.

Ummm, I don't know if you know this, but San Francisco comedy is entering a Golden Age ... okay, fine ... Another Golden Age. Of course the Bay Area comedy scene has always been able to hold its head…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Ashton Kutcher, I Have Something Else for Your Mouth

Ashton Kutcher, I Have Something Else for Your Mouth

I remember the first time I saw Brent Weinbach on stage. He was a new (at least to me) comedian. And it was at the Punch Line in San Francisco. It was a Sunday night, and I was supposed…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>Mad Men</i> Keeps Up With the Kardashians, Thanks to Jon Hamm

Mad Men Keeps Up With the Kardashians, Thanks to Jon Hamm

The new season of the runaway hit Mad Men premieres Sunday on AMC. One of the major reasons -- if not the reason--- for the show's success is the dreamy Jon Hamm. He is full of charisma, a great…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Standards of Truth Apply to Performers -- Ask Mike Daisey and Ira Glass

Standards of Truth Apply to Performers -- Ask Mike Daisey and Ira Glass

Mike Daisey got busted. BBBBUSTED! He was called on the --- I'm assuming --- lush carpets of This American Life on Friday by Ira Glass himself. Mr. Daisey, who is to solo performance what Louis CK is to stand-up…
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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 Twitter Hates You: Don't Believe It? Ask Roland Martin

Twitter Hates You: Don't Believe It? Ask Roland Martin

Twitter is not your friend. Twitter does not have your back. Twitter is a cold, conniving gossip. Twitter is horrible at keeping secrets. Twitter is an old man who sits on his porch watching everything that goes by and…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Death and the Comedian -- It Happens Way Too Often

Death and the Comedian -- It Happens Way Too Often

Comedians die. It sucks. It totally sucks. And worse, it seems to be happening with more frequency. Maybe it is the fault of the Internet that I now hear about comics dying that I never met. Four comics --…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Louis CK Is the Heavyweight Champion of Comedy

Louis CK Is the Heavyweight Champion of Comedy

Whether you realize it or not, we are living in a special time for stand-up comedy. It doesn't happen that often. But right now, the most talked about comedian in America is also acknowledged by comics as one of,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist W. Kamau Bell: "Stop Talking Shit About the Occupy Movement"

W. Kamau Bell: "Stop Talking Shit About the Occupy Movement"

Me and my socio-political stand-up comedy crew, Laughter Against The Machine, just finished our first national tour. Collectively we went to six Occupations, in New Orleans, Portland, New York, D.C., and San Francisco. And I would like to make…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Some Comedians Are Just Laugh Machines -- While Others Dare to Give a F***

Some Comedians Are Just Laugh Machines -- While Others Dare to Give a F***

Sometimes comedians don't want to just be funny. There's a lot of debate out there as to whether or not that is appropriate, or even helpful. Certainly comedy is designed to paint in broad strokes. All of us comics…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist W. Kamau Bell's 8 Reasons San Francisco Comedy Will Miss Hiya Swanhuyser

W. Kamau Bell's 8 Reasons San Francisco Comedy Will Miss Hiya Swanhuyser

1. Hiya Swanhuyser is a fan of comedy. She works in the media and she actually likes comedy. Weird. Most people in the media just write about comedy when famous people come to town, but Hiya writes about us…
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    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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