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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Man Up!: SF Weekly tries Male Brazilian Waxing (Semi NSFW)

Posted By on Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 12:44 PM

The New Millenium Male flexes and waxes! - SECRETSALONS.COM
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  • The New Millenium Male flexes and waxes!

The days of definitive categorizations and labels for the modern male has lapsed and the MANual is in need of a major rewrite. In every new monthly installment of Man Up!, Juan De Anda and other male writers  will partake in activities that may have been deemed too “girly,” taboo, or crazy for men to participate in — ranging from manscaping to bridge climbing to Spanxing — in order to delve in the myriad of possibilities for masculine presentation and expression. 

I truly wanted to bare myself to those who happened to be reading the inaugural article of this new series. I absolutely loved the idea of stripping away antiquated ideas of what being a man meant in today’s world of bridging differences through new modes of behavior and expression. I just never thought this would become a matter of pubic concern. (No, you did not just read a typo.)

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Creepy Christmas Critters: 2014's Holiday Book Trend is the Dead and Stuffed

Posted By on Wed, Dec 24, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Christmas critter joy. - ANDREW MCMEEL PUBLISHING
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Forget the cute and cuddly — want to stand out and be a part of the trend? It's time to gift the animal kingdom's misfits who are preserved for our posterity (although we don't know if it's for better or worse). Some seem like human mistakes and others look like they were born that way, but for that pesky little relative who insists on a pet for a Christmas gift, wrap up these joys.

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Monday, April 1, 2013

Erikka Innes' 'Smells Like Nerd Spirit' Offers 40 Minutes of Humor That Lives Up To Its Name

Posted By on Mon, Apr 1, 2013 at 8:30 AM

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Erikka Innes embodies the spirit of nerdiness in her sophomore album, Smells Like Nerd Spirit. From an opener that wonders why female superheroes are required to have big boobs to a slew of self-deprecating ponderings and stories, Innes finds a contradictory line between a self-loathing, single anti-socialite and a proud, forward-thinking feminist. See also: Top Bay Area Comedians to Follow on Twitter

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Chris Fairbanks Brings Awkward Comedy to San Francisco: Tonight and Tomorrow!

Posted By on Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 6:00 AM

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Tonight, Town Criers presents comedian Chris Fairbanks Live at Milk Bar in the Haight.

This weekly showcase, produced by local comic Eric Barry, has been featuring the best of Bay Area comedians and the occasional national headliner for over a year, since its debut in December 2011. Barry saw the great potential for comedy in this space, which has the cool vibe of a 90s rock club, instead of the typical red-brick basement of a comedy club.

See Also: Top Comedy Shows in San Francisco Under $10

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Friday, January 25, 2013

Must-See Local Comedy Acts at SF Sketchfest 2013

Posted By on Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 3:00 PM

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It's tempting to become starstruck by the slew of top comedians from around the nation who are gracing our fair city for SF Sketchfest. But let's not forget the locals who make up this bedrock comedy scene throughout the rest of the year.

See Also: Six Must-See Under the Radar Show at SF Sketchfest

Kyle Kinane Returns to Defend His Iron Comic Title

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Monday, January 14, 2013

Frank Kidder, The Godfather of Bay Area Comedy, Has Passed Away

Posted By on Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 11:29 AM

Frank Kidder (l), Creator of the San Francisco International Standup  Comedy Competition with José Simon (r), Creator of Comedy Day
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Frank Arthur Doyle, the godfather of stand-up comedy in San Francisco, known by most by his stage name "Frank Kidder," passed away on December 20, 2012 at the age of 70. The creator of the famous San Francisco International Comedy Competition and responsible for launching the careers of legends like Robin Williams and Jerry Seinfeld, Kidder will always be remembered fondly across the comedy industry. 

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Comedians Face Off in Month-Long Competition to Become the Next Robin Wiliams

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Six Local Comedy Albums You Might Have Missed in 2012

Posted By on Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 10:00 AM

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San Francisco's local comics offer an incredible array of free or cheap live comedy every night of the week -- but did you know you can also take some of that magic home with you?

These Bay Area comedians wrote and recorded albums this year, many recorded right here in the Bay Area. Many of them also self-produced and are hand-selling the albums themselves, sans a record company. If you feel your pockets suddenly swollen with money from holiday gifts, find a bit of generosity in your heart to support these local and independent artists.

See Also:

Top Comedy Shows in San Francisco for Under $10

Look at All the Comedy in the Mission

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Friday, December 21, 2012

The World Didn't End! Mourn or Celebrate That Fact with these Comedy Shows

Posted By on Fri, Dec 21, 2012 at 6:30 AM

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Well, the world didn't end today (yet?). Whether you're feeling thrilled or bummed or neutral about this fact, it's certainly lucky for us because these local comics have some killer comedy shows planned to usher us through the holidays and into the New Year!

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S.F.'s Seven Best End of the World Events

Salem Kirban's 1970 Photos of the Apocalypse Include a Giant Christbot

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

SNL Meets Funny or Die: Watch "Don't Watch This Show" (Free Tonight!)

Posted By on Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 10:00 AM

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Wait, what?

You heard it right. Don't Watch This Show - LIVE! is a live monthly stand-up, sketch, improv, and all-around comedy show featuring an array of talented comedians and performers from throughout the Bay Area.

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Look at All the Comedy in the Mission

Web Series Shines a Light on the Lives of Unknown San Francisco Comedians

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Comedian Chases His David Letterman Dream through Shocking Cancer Diagnosis

Posted By on Thu, Dec 6, 2012 at 10:30 AM

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A lot of people get into comedy with some notion of chasing a long-held dream. Comedian Steve Mazan has perfected the art of chasing your dream, and he wants to make sure others know they can do it too. His film Dying to Do Letterman released on DVD yesterday, shares his inspiring story.

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Local Comedian's Weight Loss Secret: Life-Threatening Illness

The Comikaze Lounge at Cafe Royale Brings Awesome Comics to the Tenderloin for Free

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