Choosing your SF Sketchfest sherpa is a statement. Sweet and emphatic. Stodgy and direct. Trendy and analytical. These individuals look at the daunting deluge of comedy excellence and attempt to steer towards you and your shared preferences. Some are successful in inspiring a deeper look, an expanded consciousness or at least a reflective gauge. A few …Continue reading "Your SF Sketchfest Guide’s SF Sketchfest Guide."
Podcast: The Jackie and Laurie Show Hosts: Jackie Kashian, Laurie Kilmartin Official Description: “The Jackie and Laurie Show stars two women in comedy, Jackie Kashian and Laurie Kilmartin, talking about women and comedy. No guests, just two headliners who started in the 80s and never stopped.” Established: Janurary 4th, 2016 Frequency: Every Monday Number …Continue reading "Podcasts on Blast: The Jackie and Laurie Show"
Preface Comedy, as a commodity, rarely has primary sourced information detailing the trials, tribulations, nuances and practicalities of its most base byproducts: albums and specials. As information and media becomes more democratized, this is to the detriment of fans, critics and fellow creators. The following is not a promotional vehicle (though it is) and it’s …Continue reading "Postmortem: “Atheist Christmas” by Keith Lowell Jensen"
Hello there! Welcome to the second day in the row of a residual hangover! Yesterday I wrote about the BBB at TIMF, which you should read because: 1. It would mean a lot to me and 2. It has a lot of contextual information that I REFUSE to rehash. So read it! Reeead it! Some …Continue reading "Review: The Blah, Blah, Blah @ Treasure Island Music Festival – Day 2"
Comedy proved it could coexist with thumping bass, though, the marriage was not without its quirks. From Hey™ with Kate Berlant and John Early to a borderline hostage situation with Tim Heidecker, there was blaring sun, daring hecklers and a shit ton of Bill Murray’s face. Co-produced by Funny or Die, the comics provided …Continue reading "Review: The Blah Blah Blah @ Treasure Island Music Festival – Day 1."
In addition to spotlighting whom the SF comedy community’s tastesmakers collectively revered as “Best Stand-Up Comedians of 2015″, we’ve also organized a reader’s ballots with a variety of categories. Some straightforward, some subjective, all in good fun. A lot of joke answers, self-voting and spam, but it’s to be expected with readers of Courting Comedy. Thanks …Continue reading "Readers’ Choice: Best of SFComedy in 2015: Stand-Up."
*NOTE: This article contains foul language and pretentiousness. Proceed with caution. Prelude Quick Links: Stroy Moyd | Jessica Sele | Lydia Popovich | Kate Willett | Matt Lieb I didn’t anticipate how this would take, of my time, of my mind, of me. That’s why completing it is so rewarding. It’s 4:30am on 8/19. I began this 11:33am on 6/29. Untold hours of …Continue reading "Critics’ Choice: Best of SF Comedy in 2015: Stand-Up."
Daddy Issues Issues is an on-going feature in anticipation of Matt Gubser’s album taping in San Francisco tonight, 4/18/2015. Check back here every Saturday for updates. Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. https://youtu.be/QFizF8ha0Eo A random night in a random bar. Jokes, laughs, lulls, vigil outside, baseball on the television. Not sure if these …Continue reading "Daddy Issues Issues, Issue 4: “The Eye Test”"
Daddy Issues Issues is an on-going feature in anticipation of Matt Gubser’s album taping in San Francisco on 4/18/2015. Check back here every Saturday for updates. Part 1. Part 2. Part 4. Long hours, late nights and low-to-no pay. These are the terms one must come to terms with. It’s work and it sucks. …Continue reading "Daddy Issues Issues, Issue 3: “The Work”"
Daddy Issues Issues is an on-going feature in anticipation of Matt Gubser’s album taping in San Francisco on 4/18/2015. Check back here every Saturday for updates. Part 1. Part 3. Part 4. Most of pursing joketelling as a profession is managing your expectations. Bad set at an open mic when you haven’t bombed …Continue reading "Daddy Issues Issues, Issue 2: “Second Take”"