Category: Comedy

Hannibal Buress eases into comedy world

Horror stories abound of comedians’ first forays onstage. Jokes bomb, crowds are indifferent, angry drunks heckle mercilessly -- it’s all…

2 weeks ago

Desi Comedy Fest has Indians, Pakistanis laughing together

Comic Samson Koletkar has a great response to the not-quite-rhetorical question: “Where else can you find Indians and Pakistanis sitting…

1 month ago

‘Stop Stopping’ an amusing, if slight, self-help satire

On opening night of his presentation at The Marsh in San Francisco, Dale Thorhammer, a self-described “success coach to the…

3 months ago

Jon Stewart, Trevor Noah, ‘Daily Show’ cohorts serve up politics, profanity at Clusterfest

Though it seemed like a huge commercial for Comedy Central, the network’s second Clusterfest still went down well over the…

4 months ago

Slinging insults a lifelong pursuit for Jeff Ross

Before comedian Jeff Ross performs in a city, he conducts careful research, looking up the news, topics and trends for…

4 months ago

Comedy comes from Beirut with ‘Love’

Lebanese-born, U.S.-raised comedian Nemr has his share of crazy tour stories. Like the first time he performed in Saudi Arabia…

7 months ago

McBride, Hill grateful for groundbreaking ‘Foot Fist Way’

In the past decade, Danny McBride has perfected the art of portraying swaggering and cocksure meanies, all Type A males…

8 months ago

John Hodgman brings dry wit, warm heart to SF Sketchfest

For many, Maine is a wonderful summer destination -- a place to escape the frantic pace of everyday life in…

8 months ago