We’re back (except for Jacob)! Jesse and Will are joined by Ben Kolina who is making his third stop by the roof to talk about Season 5 Episode 9 and how excited we are for the return of the final season. The guys chat about looking into the future, Walt’s carwash attire, Hello Kitty cell phones, Hank’s all around badassness, Star Trek and why Wilder Shaw is a butt.
By the time I got to middle school, I was pretty much a comedy geek… I was obsessed by the standups who appeared on the dozens of standup comedy shows that littered basic cable at that time. However, no one quite tickled my funny bone at that time as much as Robin Williams.
[An interesting essay on Bay Area’s own Mr. Williams. It’s a solid pondering (with cool vids and links) on why Robin isn’t more revered by peers, nerds and critics. Article written by Justin Gray]
Jeffrey Tambor (SF Native) seems to be getting in on the online series train as he was star of Amazon Studios’ Onion News Empire as well doing the Netflix season of Arrested Development (and probably another one) and now starring in Amazon’s latest comedy project, Jill Soloway's 'Trensparent'
There’s too much pressure to have fun at Outside Lands. It’s is ground zero for art, culture, and astounding prices, celebrated over three days, currently in its sixth year. Many musicians and exhibitions litter the Golden Gate Park glens, but none are as important — for the purposes of this blog — as the Barbary tent. Ostensibly a comedy club, co-curated by SF Sketchfest, the parlor amplifies glade giggles like the historic Comedy Day, hopped up on steroids and Aderall.
Podcast: Ronna and Beverly. “Live at San Francisco Sketchfest” w/ Jonathan Coulton and James Reichmuth. Download Link: Here. iTunes: Here. Official Link: Here.
Treat yourself to a special Ronna and Beverly episode recorded Live at the San Francisco Sketch Fest! Kasper Hauser’s James Reichmuth talks to us about doing community psychiatry, where the name for his comedy group Kasper Hauser came from, and what he would diagnose Beverly with. Singer/songwriter Jonathan Coulton also joins us to tell us about his exciting week involving Glee. Plus, the ladies share their experience visiting Alcatraz. Have a listen and enjoy this truly marvelous show!
“'Sorry, I know you need that bone marrow transplant, but unfortunately Joe Pesci doesn't know anything about the Ming Dynasty'”—Jesse Elias on Celebrity Jeopardy’s inherent frivolity/misguidedness @ Pacific Pinball Museum [Paraphrase]
Ellen DeGeneres (SF80s) announced this morning via Twitter that she’ll be hosting the Oscars next year. This is the comedian/talk show host’s second time MC’ing the awards…
[I’m a little late but nonetheless intrigued by the widely revered comedian’s second foray into Oscar hosting. It always seemed disastrous when overly sensitive institutions picked iconoclastic satirists (e.g. Chris Rock or Seth McFarlane) to rough them up a bit — on censored television no less! DeGeneres seems like a better wit-fit considering that actors aren’t good with roughplay. But what do I know? I don’t even have a television.]