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."
Comedy is tragedy plus time. Fuck that. There’s no time for time. Ronald Kilmartin passed away March 2, 2014. He battled cancer and cancer is a motherfucker. Over ten days in hospice—“here, you do it”—and the funeral, his daughter, comedian Laurie Kilmartin, documented the ordeal. In real time. Over Twitter. 7 yo son asked how …Continue reading "Laurie Kilmartin’s “45 Jokes About My Dead Dad” is a Truly Special Special"
Hollywood Improv will host a night of comedy and music on December 23 to raise funds for the community impacted by the Oakland Fire.Continue reading "Hey LA!: Oakland Fire Benefit Fundraiser Show on December 23!"
Solid Gold, Oakland’s Amy Miller’s debut comedy album, illuminates brilliant writing, wry commentary and slice-of-life vignettes. A weaving balance between stories stranger than fiction and polished, punchy jokes envelopes Miller’s even keel appeal. She’s funny, she’s open, she’s with it and she’s unimpressed.Continue reading "Solid Gold Amy Miller’s “Solid Gold” is Solid Gold"
Horray for Guy Branum! Boo every other site for simply copying and pasting this press release. Sure, there’s little information to go on. We haven’t received an air date, set design or promotional materials. Fine. But Guy Branum deserves more. He, and Talk Show the Game Show, is enough to go on. Completely Unique It’s is …Continue reading "TruTV Orders Guy Branum’s “Talk Show the Game Show”, We Speculate"
“Thanksgiving Jam” is an annual tradition. It’s a totem, a grounding element. It reminds me what I’m thankful for: comedy, weirdos, creative energy, music, friends and family. Emily Heller is a comedian, writer and actor known for role in TBS’ “Ground Floor”, her Comedy Central “The Half Hour” and her podcast Baby Geniuses. Nate Heller is a songwriter …Continue reading "Why I Love Emily and Nate Heller’s “Thanksgiving Jam” 2016"
What’s the deal with reproductive rights?Continue reading "Alice Wetterlund and Nato Green Are Comedians in Cars Getting Abortions"
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"
I’ve said it once, I’ll say it ad infinitum: nothing’s better than a house show. It may not be comedy as the ancestors of entertainment intended, (with schtick, glamour, or hocking), nor is it what modern sensibilities subscribes comedy to be (clubs, theaters, television, two drink minimums), but I’ve never had more fun than at a …Continue reading "The Trailer for Lance Bangs/Viceland’s FLOPHOUSE Just Dropped, ft. SylvanHouse, A Place I Lived For Two Years"
Sweet Gail, one of the most notorious members of San Francisco’s comedy community, entered into the most peculiar love affair with good intentions and tragic ramifications. Over the last couple of years comedian/filmmaker Kollin Holtz documented her intensely courting Misha Trubs, resulting in a compelling case of attraction, empathy, ethics, integrity, mental health, boundaries and the ubiquitousness …Continue reading "The Gail Force Of Love"