Category: Comedy

SF Sketchfest vet David Cross not taking comedy too seriously

Whether inhabiting unforgettable characters like the “never-nude” Tobias Fünke, rewriting the rules for absurdist humor with the groundbreaking “Mr. Show”…

1 week ago

At long last, Carol Leifer returns to Kung Pao Kosher Comedy

Southern California comedian Carol Leifer couldn’t more thrilled about returning to San Francisco’s Kung Pao Kosher Comedy, for the third…

1 month ago

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…

4 months 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…

5 months 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…

7 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…

8 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…

8 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…

11 months ago