Tag: comedian

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

Heather McDonald gets ‘Juicy’ on podcasts

Heather McDonald isn’t entirely unhappy that her long-term gig on the late-night comedy series “Chelsea Lately” ended. “I miss being…

12 months ago

Films opening Friday, Feb. 3, 2017

The Comedian: Robert De Niro stars in the film about a former comedy star who struggles to reinvent himself but…

2 years ago

UK comic Jimmy Carr: ‘There’s nothing you can’t say’

British comic Jimmy Carr, who started in comedy in 2000, has paid his dues. Now, at 43, he’s going mainstream…

2 years ago

Comic Emily Heller’s made for the stage

Being onstage before a crowd of strangers hasn’t been an issue for comic Emily Heller, an Alameda native headlining three…

3 years ago

Proops’ podcast is perfect medium for ‘Smartest Man’

More often than not, especially in a comedy club setting, Greg Proops is the smartest man in the room —…

3 years ago

Eddie Izzard is a force of nature

Contemplating Eddie Izzard is an invitation to think globally. The English actor and comic was born in what was once…

3 years ago

Mohr stories from Jay

Nobody told actor and comedian Jay Mohr that his stand-up gig at Cobb’s this weekend coincided with the San Francisco…

6 years ago