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Riot LA Comedy Festival @ Downtown Independent | Los Angeles | 01.10.14
Ron Lynch (SF90s) performs some magic.

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Riot LA Comedy Festival @ Downtown Independent | Los Angeles | 01.10.14

Ron Lynch (SF90s) performs some magic.

Courting Riot: Favorite Things of Last Night: Jenny Zigrino

[It’s hard to not be a jaded piece of shit these days. The world is crumbling from being tossed around like imminently-broken glass toys in the hands of the rich and powerful. Every beautiful day has an ominous, invisible cloud of anxiety and dread. Sometimes you don’t want to wake up because dreams are the only relief from this world that’s getting closer, and closer to how the Gorillaz sound. But sometimes, you go to the Five Star Bar in Downtown LA as a part of the RIOT LA Comedy Festival, sit down and find yourself floating down a river of elation. Watching Jenny Zigrino, in a supremely sweet and smart-alecky performance, was inspiring, beguiling and serene. I am changed and will hold the torch for the young comedian for rest of my days.] 

Courting Riot: Chris Garcia's Rodney Dangerfield Award.

Courting Riot: Chris Garcia's Rodney Dangerfield Award.

Courting Riot: Best Bay-Centric Snaps from Zach Dobson featuring Bobcat Goldthwait (#SF80s), Dana Gould (#SF80s), Emily Maya Mills (#Native), The Imaginary Radio Program, Ron Lynch (#SF90s), Guy Branum (#SF00s), and Laurie Kilmartin (#Native)

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Riot LA Comedy Festival | Thursday | 01.09.14Sklarbro Country with guest, Jesse Thorn (Native).

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Riot LA Comedy Festival | Thursday | 01.09.14

Sklarbro Country with guest, Jesse Thorn (Native).

Bay2LA: Favorite Things of Last Night: Sean Donnelly @ The Lexington/RiotLA

[I’m finally back to solid ground after a windswept mini-vacation in Southern California. Among all the many sights, hugs and puppy kisses, I’ve witnessed a drowning quaff of stand-up, podcasts and musical comedy at the RiotLA Alternative Comedy Festival. Sean Donnelly is a definite festie-bestie, rising from obscurity to revelation in one set’s time. This clip is a indicator of his talent: an unstoppable wit chugging through the crowd like a bull turning lemons into a mass trampling. Sean Donnelly is officially on the dope list.]

Courting RiotLA: Favorite Things of Last Night: Jon Dore being a king in his goddamn castle. He’s absolutely effortless, buying drinks for audience members, riffing up a mushroom cloud. 
P.S. A lot of dusty comedians at this show due to chalk on the walls and comedians being too cool to maintain good posture.
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Riot LA Comedy Festival @ The Lexington | Los Angeles, CA |01.09.14Jon Dore does his impression of a man smoking in a non-smoking public space. 

Courting RiotLA: Favorite Things of Last Night: Jon Dore being a king in his goddamn castle. He’s absolutely effortless, buying drinks for audience members, riffing up a mushroom cloud. 

P.S. A lot of dusty comedians at this show due to chalk on the walls and comedians being too cool to maintain good posture.

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Riot LA Comedy Festival @ The Lexington | Los Angeles, CA |01.09.14

Jon Dore does his impression of a man smoking in a non-smoking public space. 

Bay 2 LA: A Riot LA Preview (Live from I-5)

California is crazy big and insanely spoiled. We used to just have gold, now we have the Internet, which is like printing your own gold. We are smaller than Texas yet we have more sports teams. Our fucking flag has a bear on it. Most importantly, we have at least five distinct comedy scenes, and two (or more?) major alt-comedy festivals (both occurring in the month of January).

I’m currently in between rest stops. Apparently Congress created this Dust Bowl surrounding the car with decay, the perfect backdrop for writing about frivolous abundance. Riot LA is a day away/the second display of emphatic array/with podcasts, talk shows and stand-up galore/legends, upstarts, food trucks and more!

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Ali Wong // The Super Serious Show @ RIOT LA 2012
*Photo by Mandee Johnson

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Ali Wong // The Super Serious Show @ RIOT LA 2012

*Photo by Mandee Johnson

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Ali Wong // The Super Serious Show, September 2012, RIOT LA
*Photo by Rebecca Rotenberg

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Ali Wong // The Super Serious Show, September 2012, RIOT LA

*Photo by Rebecca Rotenberg