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Music, All Shook Down Stop Everything and Play With This New Music Video for "Like a Rolling Stone"

Stop Everything and Play With This New Music Video for "Like a Rolling Stone"

The words "new Bob Dylan music video" don't usually set our hearts a-flutter, especially after the upsetting fever dream that was "Must Be Santa" -- which, really, we're still hoping was the result of Dylan losing a bet, owing…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Marc Maron on Marc Maron Industries: the Podcast, the Book, the IFC Series, and the Palace of Fine Arts This Saturday

Marc Maron on Marc Maron Industries: the Podcast, the Book, the IFC Series, and the Palace of Fine Arts This Saturday

If nothing else, 2013 is the Year of Maron. After a long career as a journeyman stand-up comic who moved from Boston to San Francisco to New York and finally to Los Angeles, Marc Maron has surged forward in the…
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Calendar, Night&Day 'Cast-Offs

'Cast-Offs

Comedy podcasting has become a minor media empire in the past year, with autonomous states ruled by Marc Maron’s WTF with Marc Maron, Chris Hardwick’s Nerdist, and Scott Aukerman’s Earwolf network. All of these comics call Los Angeles their home,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist John Hodgman Explains the Beauty of the Internet

John Hodgman Explains the Beauty of the Internet

John Hodgman knows everything but not everybody. He'll make up for that at this week's SF Sketchfest. There, Hodgman -- the celebrated author, expert, Tumblr, fabulist, pretend-judge, deranged millionaire, computer-imitating pitchman, and life-giving fount of nerd resplendence -- will talk…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Salem Kirban's 1970 Photos of the Apocalypse Include a Giant Christbot

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

Your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from Golden State thrift stores, estate sales, and flea markets. 666 Author: Salem Kirban Date: 1970 Publisher: Salem Kirban, Inc. Discovered at: Community Thrift, 623 Valencia The…
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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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Calendar, Night&Day Anger Management

Anger Management

Maybe it’s a California problem to think there aren’t enough angry people around (perhaps with the refreshing exception of protesters — but look what that took). It seems like the world’s heaviest blanket of yoga and self-loathing weighs on the…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Marc Maron: Stand-Up "Was Always Life or Death for Me"

Marc Maron: Stand-Up "Was Always Life or Death for Me"

Marc Maron's wildly successful What the Fuck? podcast -- which features Maron talking frankly with fellow comedians, writers, and others -- has increased his audience and earned him a wider reputation. Maron, who has been a comedian more than 25…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Dave Foley: One of the Daves We Know Comes to Cobb's

Dave Foley: One of the Daves We Know Comes to Cobb's

DAVE FOLEY IS DOING STAND-UP THIS WEEK AT COBB'S COMEDY CLUB??? This is one of those weird, crazy, odd, and certainly compelling ideas that you never even imagine happening, and then when it does you still can't imagine it.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Standing Up for Himself

Standing Up for Himself

Dave Foley has had many high-profile gigs during his 25 year comedy career — Kids in the Hall member, NewsRadio star, Celebrity Poker Showdown host (ahem) — but standup comedy is not among them. He clocked in a year working…
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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 Learning to Kroll

Learning to Kroll

Nick Kroll may be best known for his numerous appearances on VH1’s Best Week Ever series (and the endless run of I Love the specials that preceded it.) Over the past couple of years, however, he has made a…
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Calendar, Night&Day Self-Flagellation for Fun and Profit

Self-Flagellation for Fun and Profit

According to comic Marc Maron, comedy audiences don't have the patience they once did for neurotic comedians in the tradition of Woody Allen or Richard Lewis: Get on Prozac or get the hell out is the typical reaction, he laments.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Riff Riffs

Riff Riffs

As Sketchfest proves every year, stand-up comedians can do a lot more in a live setting than just rattle off a bunch of jokes. Events like Celebrity Autobiography, the Shit Show, and Game Show Explosion! have found comedians making the…
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Music, All Shook Down What To Do? Thursday's Pick: Daniel Handler, Larry Doyle, Marc Maron, and Eugene Mirman

What To Do? Thursday's Pick: Daniel Handler, Larry Doyle, Marc Maron, and Eugene Mirman

Daniel Handler, Larry Doyle, Marc Maron, and Eugene Mirman on You're a Horrible Person, But I Like You: The Believer Book of Advice @ The Jewish Community Center A book with the title You're a Horrible Person, But I Like…
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Calendar, Night&Day Are You There God? It's Me, Marc

Are You There God? It's Me, Marc

Standup comic Marc Maron doesn't think he's the best Jew, despite a trip to Israel a few years ago. As he explains in his dark and provocative memoir, The Jerusalem Syndrome: My Life As a Reluctant Messiah, "We didn't go…
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