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Calendar, Night&Day Citation Needed

Citation Needed

Although we love literature, there are some classic tomes that we've never got around to reading. We'll be honest – even the thought of reading the CliffsNotes version of Beowulf puts us to sleep. Fortunately for us, there's a…
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Calendar, Night&Day Covered CA Comedy

Covered CA Comedy

A quick search on Google found high rates for professional therapists. Family counselors start around $120 an hour, and psychiatrists with a medical degree go up to $350. At rates like that, Cheaper Than Therapy really is what the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Would You Like Balls With That?

Would You Like Balls With That?

If the title is anything to go by, Estrogen Entree with a Side of Balls isn't a comedy show for the squeamish or reserved. Presenter Tuesday Thomas' website warns, "you'll laugh till you bleed," and features pictures of the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Dear Diary, I'm Awful

Dear Diary, I'm Awful

Just about everyone has a few things from childhood they would prefer stay hidden. Ours is a short story about a mysterious blob that eats school children. It was written in Mrs. Knecht's sixth-grade English class, and is full…
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Calendar, Night&Day GOOFY Professor

GOOFY Professor

What if your high school science class was taught by a cute guy who cracked jokes, and also you could drink alcohol during it? You'd look back a little more fondly on those chemistry sessions — although dissecting things…
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Calendar, Night&Day Bell Returns

Bell Returns

W. Kamau Bell is too busy to give an interview. Or maybe he isn't too busy; maybe he's just gone off the grid for a bit. His acclaimed late-night talk show, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, was recently…
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Calendar, Night&Day 'He's dunn it igan'

'He's dunn it igan'

Kyle Dunnigan is a comedian, though you may know him better as "Craig," the serial killer from Reno 911! and from Dunnigan's hella popular YouTube channel. Craig wears Dahmer-esque specs and is keen to offer life advice in a…
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Calendar, Night&Day Unorthodox

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 The Adventures of Re-imagined boners

The Adventures of Re-imagined boners

If you missed the show at Outside Lands this year, you've got another chance to see Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction here in San Francisco. Ten comics will get on stage at the Punch Line for one night of sexy…
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Calendar, Night&Day Go Funch Yourself

Go Funch Yourself

Comedian Ron Funches is a smiling, hilarious teddy bear. Just kidding, he's a man. But he's a round man and looks like he'd be great to hug. The self-professed black nerd believes that dressing like Cleveland from Family Guy…
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Calendar, Night&Day Speaking our language

Speaking our language

Comedian Brent Weinbach is a locally bred weirdo and an award-winning performer. He's performed live on late-night shows like Conan and Lopez Tonight, so you may have seen him on television. He also hosts a podcast, The Legacy Music…
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Calendar, Night&Day Making Fun of Jokes

Making Fun of Jokes

Jonah Ray is a comedian and the co-host of L.A.'s most popular alternative comedy showcase, The Meltdown. The show, which takes place in the back of a comic bookshop, was even featured in a segment on Last Call with…
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Calendar, Night&Day Thuned Up

Thuned Up

Seattle-born and L.A.-based Nick Thune is young and tall and white and has cute facial hair and a guitar. Despite all this he is pretty likable and funny, as you can see in his appearances on Conan and The Late…
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Calendar, Night&Day Unpredictably Personal

Unpredictably Personal

Phil Hanley is not easily embarrassed by uncomfortable situations or by his own circumstances. After all, as the Canadian native has been fond of revealing, he is not only a comedian, he is also a stay-at-home son who works mostly…
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Calendar, Night&Day Geek Laughs

Geek Laughs

Recognizing that the noble pursuits of geekery and nerd culture are alive and well in San Francisco, The Avengers of Comedy have arrived to celebrate and skewer the culture of flamboyant intelligence that thrives in this region. Tonight’s installment is…
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Calendar, Night&Day So Wong It's Right

So Wong It's Right

Voted "Best Comedian" in our 2009 Best of S.F. edition, Ali Wong has since relocated to the sunnier (but not funnier) shores of Southern California. Short for Alexandra, Wong considers herself “a fake Ali,” which might have been a key…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Sward Is Mightier

The Sward Is Mightier

Nick Swardson is best known for playing left-field comedic roles for film and television, including a wide-eyed child of porn actors as the lead in the movie Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star, and flamboyant, drug-addled streetwalker Terry Bernadino…
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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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Calendar, Night&Day Soviet Bloc Party

Soviet Bloc Party

A long while back, we profiled young Moscow-born comic Vladimir Khlynin, pegging him as "the hardest-working angry young Russian comic in town." Eight years later, his hit-or-miss, drunk, resentful Safeway employee shtick has sharpened up into a wonderfully sardonic act…
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Calendar, Night&Day Tickle Me Elmo

Tickle Me Elmo

If you've never had the pleasure of suddenly realizing that your life is all a big joke, Philadelphia comedian Big Jay Oakerson, who spent years working as an “Elmo by day, stripper bouncer by night,” offers a wealth of insight…
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