"I’m not saying that Jeff Ross is gay, I’m reiterating."

— Bob Saget roasting Jeff Ross @ The Barbary/Outside Lands Festival [Paraphrase]

Courting Barbary: Day One (8/9/2013)

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.

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"I think farting on an escalator [is] a coward’s game"

- Dave Hill @ The Barbary/Outside Lands Festival [Paraphrase]
[Photo via mrdavehill]

"I think farting on an escalator [is] a coward’s game"

- Dave Hill @ The Barbary/Outside Lands Festival [Paraphrase]

[Photo via mrdavehill]

"What a diverse group of white people!"

Moshe Kasher on the crowd @ The Barbary/Outside Lands Festival [Paraphrase]


"People are just problems with faces"

- Kate Berlant @ The Barbary/Outside Lands Festival [Paraphrase]

"People are just problems with faces"

- Kate Berlant @ The Barbary/Outside Lands Festival [Paraphrase]

Barbary Countdown: Maria Bamford [12 Days Left]

[Bam Bam is killing it right now: universally revered, decorated, and growing. She’s exuding comedy in an unprecedented pace and versatility, from her homegrown, grassroots Special Special Special (2012), to her huge role in the Arrested Development relaunch, to her new album “Ask Me About My New God" released earlier this month. It’s overwhelming how brilliant and bounding Bamford is, as she prepares to touch down at The Barbary for one night only (Friday)!]