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Culture, The Exhibitionist When Bobcat Met Bearcat: Chatting With Bobcat Goldthwait About <i>Call Me Lucky</i>

When Bobcat Met Bearcat: Chatting With Bobcat Goldthwait About Call Me Lucky

Mark Twain's dictum "Humor is tragedy plus time" has repeatedly been restated as the formula "Tragedy plus time is comedy." Filmmaker Bobcat Goldthwait shows how tragedy plus time is activism as well, in Call Me Lucky, his documentary about…
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Calendar, Night&Day Party clown

Party clown

Sunday is the last day of SF Sketchfest, and there are great shows to see in the festival's final weekend. But why not close out your Sketchfest experience with something memorably weird and go to the Shakes the Clown…
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Calendar, Night&Day Unorthodox


Keith Lowell Jensen claims to be a "level 12 atheist." We're not sure what that means, and couldn't find an answer on Google, Bing, or in Webster's Dictionary, but it means enough to Jensen that he named his comedy…
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Calendar, Night&Day Freak Out

Freak Out

This year marks the 10th anniversary of SF IndieFest's Another Hole in the Head Film Festival. If you aren't immediately scared to death after a single screening, you can enjoy three weeks of independent horror, sci-fi, and dark fantasy…
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Calendar, Night&Day VaRiety Broadcast

VaRiety Broadcast

Think of Cabinet of Wonders as a rock 'n' roll show, an evening of vaudeville and a literary reading all rolled into one. It will, as the series' sponsors at NPR like to say, "make you laugh, think and…
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Calendar, Night&Day Bobbing for Comedy Gold

Bobbing for Comedy Gold

FRI 8/2 Comedy Bobcat Goldthwait has been making people laugh for more than three decades, first as a brash, nonsequitur'd stand-up comedian and later as a writer and director of feature films in Hollywood; last year's God Bless America…
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Calendar, Night&Day A Roving Pack of Raving Santas

A Roving Pack of Raving Santas

It’s impossible to name a filmmaker more unassuming than our own Terry Zwigoff. That particular quality wouldn’t impress us so much if he wasn’t also an artist of bold talent and matchless integrity. His rare onstage appearance with cast members…
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Film, "God Bless America": Welcome to Bobcat Goldthwait's Rage

"God Bless America": Welcome to Bobcat Goldthwait's Rage

In one week, Frank (Joel Murray), a divorced, fiftyish, glumly alcoholic white-collar worker, loses his job, becomes completely estranged from his young daughter, and is diagnosed with cancer. Facing the end, Frank decides to take his service revolver to those…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Bobcat Goldthwait, Seeking Vengeance on Reality TV, Returns to San Francisco

Bobcat Goldthwait, Seeking Vengeance on Reality TV, Returns to San Francisco

"When I left San Francisco is when stand-up started to feel like work," says Bobcat Goldthwait. Before the Hollywood comedian was a household name, he molded his brash, nonsequitur'd comedy persona in the 1980s at comedy incubators such as the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Hysterical without the Hysteria

Hysterical without the Hysteria

Comedian Bobcat Goldthwait beautifully polarized audiences with his screamy, phlegm-filled non sequiturs in the 1980s. It was the most visceral part of an experimental character he developed while working in San Francisco clubs such as the Other Cafe, during a…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist SF Sketchfest: Absurdity Carries the Night at <em>Pretty Good Friends</em>

SF Sketchfest: Absurdity Carries the Night at Pretty Good Friends

A group stand-up show of five or six comedians doing 15 minutes each is going to be vulnerable to the different tone and style each comic brings. The more well-established a comedian is, the more defined his or her voice,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Sketchfest Renders S.F. a City Under Comic Seige

Sketchfest Renders S.F. a City Under Comic Seige

Is there any comic more suited to an old-time radio play than John Hodgman, with his everyday suits, sometimes-mustache, and thin, delicate fingers? Of course not. He appears Sunday night in an old-time radio play, The Thrilling Adventure Hour at…
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Culture, Stage

Fall Arts: We Made Nato Green Fill Out a Questionnaire

Joke I Remember Telling as a Kid: Bobcat Goldthwait's Meat Bob album, start to finish. Joke I Wish I Had Written: Kevin Camia's joke about protesters. Favorite Joke That Never Quite Worked: I can relate to suicide bombers. I too…
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Calendar, Night&Day BG and MB off the DL at <i>WTF</i>; Not <i>NPR</i>

BG and MB off the DL at WTF; Not NPR

Marc Maron is neurotic, emotionally needy, and seething with anger, qualities common to most great comedians. They’re not traits usually associated with great interviewers, but his self-awareness and honesty lends his top-ranked podcast, WTF with Marc Maron, a singular charge.…
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Calendar, Night&Day A Big Cat

A Big Cat

When Bobcat Goldthwait first appeared in popular TV shows and films in the 1980s, his spastic fidgeting and wavering, squeaky-horn voice burned itself into the mental fabric of anyone who saw him. He appeared in the slapstick superstore franchise of…
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News, The Snitch Rheem Theater to Close Tomorrow -- And We're Nostalgic Already

Rheem Theater to Close Tomorrow -- And We're Nostalgic Already

It appears time has run out for a little theater where time appeared to stand still. Tomorrow will be the last picture show at the Rheem Theater, located across the bay in the small town of Rheem -- which bears…
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Home Entertainment, DVDish Her One Little Secret

Her One Little Secret

Sleeping Dogs Lie (First Look) Writer-director Bobcat Goldthwait takes a subversive concept (honesty is overrated) and marries it to an outrageous scenario (a woman's family learns that she once, uh, performed for a dog) to create . . . a…
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Film, Dog Fancy

Dog Fancy

When it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, Bobcat Goldthwait's Stay, now rebranded as Sleeping Dogs Lie for some inexplicable reason, was the talk of Park City, Utah, before anyone had even seen the movie. Based on pre-screening…
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The House of Tudor

It's Halloween night and you want to be scared, or at the very least, completely grossed out. Might I suggest a quick dose of David Cronenberg? Almost any film will do -- Scanners, Videodrome, The Fly, Dead Ringers -- but…
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