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Comic Pam Benjamin heads up the Mutiny Radio Comedy Festival in the Mission this week. (Courtesy Katy Karns)

Mutiny Radio brings comedy fest to Mission

At the first Mutiny Radio Comedy Festival in 2016, a storm nearly…

Comic Pam Benjamin heads up the Mutiny Radio Comedy Festival in the Mission this week. (Courtesy Katy Karns)
Nemr’s family moved to the San Diego area when he was a toddler after fleeing civil war in Lebanon. (Courtesy photo)

Comedy comes from Beirut with ‘Love’

Lebanese-born, U.S.-raised comedian Nemr has his share of crazy tour stories. Like…

Nemr’s family moved to the San Diego area when he was a toddler after fleeing civil war in Lebanon. (Courtesy photo)
Bruce Lee, right, is pictured with student Barney Scollan in Oakland, where he found more like-minded martial arts practitioners than he did in San Francisco. (Courtesy Barney Scollan)

Litquake author reveals SF legacy of martial arts master Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee was known for Hong Kong moves and Hollywood glamour, but…

Bruce Lee, right, is pictured with student Barney Scollan in Oakland, where he found more like-minded martial arts practitioners than he did in San Francisco. (Courtesy Barney Scollan)
By day, Priyanka Wali is a board-certified internal medicine physician. By night, she makes jokes about dating in San Francisco and fast food. (Courtesy Zee TV Desi Comedy Fest)

S.F. doctor helps kick off South Asian comedy fest

Priyanka Wali’s résumé would gladden the heart of any stereotypical South Asian…

By day, Priyanka Wali is a board-certified internal medicine physician. By night, she makes jokes about dating in San Francisco and fast food. (Courtesy Zee TV Desi Comedy Fest)
Sci-fi fantasy writer Sarah Kuhn set her new novel “Heroine Complex” in The City. (Courtesy CapozKnows Photography)

‘Heroine Complex’ has action, fashion, and an Asian-American lead

“It has a little bit of ‘The Devil Wears Prada,’” says writer…

Sci-fi fantasy writer Sarah Kuhn set her new novel “Heroine Complex” in The City. (Courtesy CapozKnows Photography)
Al Madrigal appears with TV comedy cohorts at Outside Lands on Saturday. (Courtesy Comedy Central)

‘Daily Show’ comic Al Madrigal takes on S.F., politics, burritos

Native son Al Madrigal has gotten used to proving his San Francisco…

Al Madrigal appears with TV comedy cohorts at Outside Lands on Saturday. (Courtesy Comedy Central)
An old register covered in film logos sits on the counter at Glass Key Photo, the only film-only camera store in The City. The shop is owned by former City College of San Francisco students Gordon Szeto and Matt Osborne. (Natasha Dangond/Special to S.F. Examiner)

July 26: San Francisco marathon, Up Your Alley and more

Something to read All This Life By Joshua Mohr ($25) The Bay…

An old register covered in film logos sits on the counter at Glass Key Photo, the only film-only camera store in The City. The shop is owned by former City College of San Francisco students Gordon Szeto and Matt Osborne. (Natasha Dangond/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Director Chris Columbus is seen at AOL's BUILD Speaker Series to discuss the film "Pixels" on July 20. (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Director Chris Columbus feels powered up for ‘Pixels’

Even though Chris Columbus’ new film “Pixels” co-stars video game icons such…

Director Chris Columbus is seen at AOL's BUILD Speaker Series to discuss the film "Pixels" on July 20. (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Leah Remini, seen at the 2014 UNICEF Ball in Beverly Hills has an upcoming show on TLC called "It's All Relative." (Richard Shotwell/ Invision/AP)

Scoop: Ex-Scientologist Leah Remini shares fallout in new TV show

Leah Remini left the Church of Scientology in 2013, and now the…

Leah Remini, seen at the 2014 UNICEF Ball in Beverly Hills has an upcoming show on TLC called "It's All Relative." (Richard Shotwell/ Invision/AP)
Miss Oklahoma Olivia Jordan celebrates after winning the 2015 Miss USA pageant in Baton Rouge, La., Sunday, July 12, 2015. (Derick E. Hingle/AP)

Scoop: ‘Full House’ rerun draws more viewers than Miss USA pageant

It turns out that 51 conventionally beautiful women were no match for…

Miss Oklahoma Olivia Jordan celebrates after winning the 2015 Miss USA pageant in Baton Rouge, La., Sunday, July 12, 2015. (Derick E. Hingle/AP)
Carrie Underwood arrives at the CMT Music Awards in Nashville, Tenn.  in June 2015. (Sanford Myers/Invision/AP)

Scoop: Carrie Underwood locks baby in car, blames dogs

Country singer Carrie Underwood’s baby is safe, and her car is only…

Carrie Underwood arrives at the CMT Music Awards in Nashville, Tenn.  in June 2015. (Sanford Myers/Invision/AP)
A lawsuit accuses Tom Selleck of stealing truckloads of water from a public hydrant and bringing it to his Southern California ranch.  (Carlo Allegri/AP)

Scoop: Tom Selleck accused of stealing water amid state drought

The title character of “Magnum, P.I.” faced some pretty ludicrous villains, but…

A lawsuit accuses Tom Selleck of stealing truckloads of water from a public hydrant and bringing it to his Southern California ranch.  (Carlo Allegri/AP)
Folk rock: Folk-rock duo the Indigo Girls is promoting its latest album, “One Lost Day.” [7 p.m., Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga] (Courtesy photo)

July 8: Indigo Girls, comedy and more

Who’s in town Tehran-born author Porochista Khakpour’s latest novel, “The Last Illusion,”…

Folk rock: Folk-rock duo the Indigo Girls is promoting its latest album, “One Lost Day.” [7 p.m., Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga] (Courtesy photo)
Paula Deen is seen at an event at the Todd English Food Hall in New York. A spokesman for Deen says she didn't post a 2011 Halloween costume photo on her Twitter account showing her son Bobby in dark makeup as "I Love Lucy" character Ricky Ricardo. (Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)

Scoop: Paula Deen axes staffer over “brownface” tweet

‘Lucyyyyyyy! You got a lot of esplainin’ to do!” Does she ever.…

Paula Deen is seen at an event at the Todd English Food Hall in New York. A spokesman for Deen says she didn't post a 2011 Halloween costume photo on her Twitter account showing her son Bobby in dark makeup as "I Love Lucy" character Ricky Ricardo. (Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
Concert fundraiser: San Francisco punk band One-Armed Joey and Deep Six are performing at a fundraiser for the San Francisco Firefighters Cancer Prevention Foundation. [7:30 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.; www.sffcpf.org] (Courtesy Photo)

July 2: Johnny Mathis, comedy and more

Who’s in town Singer Johnny Mathis is performing hits such as “Chances…

Concert fundraiser: San Francisco punk band One-Armed Joey and Deep Six are performing at a fundraiser for the San Francisco Firefighters Cancer Prevention Foundation. [7:30 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.; www.sffcpf.org] (Courtesy Photo)
In this Aug. 10, 1999, file photo, "Cooter," actor Ben Jones, sits atop one of the 229 hotrods, named the General Lee, used in the show "Dukes of Hazzard" as ecstatic fan, Aliceson Johnson, of Charlottesville, Va., sits in the drivers seat in front of his store in Sperryville, Va. (Steve Helber/AP)

Scoop: ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ yanked amid Confederate flag controversy

This will probably not go over well in Hazzard County. TV Land…

In this Aug. 10, 1999, file photo, "Cooter," actor Ben Jones, sits atop one of the 229 hotrods, named the General Lee, used in the show "Dukes of Hazzard" as ecstatic fan, Aliceson Johnson, of Charlottesville, Va., sits in the drivers seat in front of his store in Sperryville, Va. (Steve Helber/AP)
July 1: The Griswolds, BBQ and more

July 1: The Griswolds, BBQ and more

Who’s in town Robin McLean discusses her debut collection of short stories,…

July 1: The Griswolds, BBQ and more
Kim Kardashian chats with Judge LaDoris Cordell at the Castro Theatre as part of INFORUM, the Commonwealth Club's Innovation Lab.(Photo Courtesy Sonya Adams)

Scoop: Kim Kardashian talks selfies, apps at Castro Theatre

The shoes were Manolo Blahnik. The dress was Balmain. The lingerie was…

Kim Kardashian chats with Judge LaDoris Cordell at the Castro Theatre as part of INFORUM, the Commonwealth Club's Innovation Lab.(Photo Courtesy Sonya Adams)
Katy Perry arrives at the World Premiere Of "Katy Perry: The Prismatic World Tour" held at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Katy Perry battling nuns over Los Angeles convent

Katy Perry has made some enemies with the purchase of her new…

Katy Perry arrives at the World Premiere Of "Katy Perry: The Prismatic World Tour" held at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Trey Anastasio, from left, Phil Lesh, Bob Weir perform at the Grateful Dead's "Fare Thee Well Show" at Levi's Stadium on Saturday. (Jay Blakesberg/Invision for the Grateful Dead/AP Images)

Grateful Dead thrills Bay Area fans with final shows

Their long, strange trip isn’t quite over, but the Grateful Dead gave…

Trey Anastasio, from left, Phil Lesh, Bob Weir perform at the Grateful Dead's "Fare Thee Well Show" at Levi's Stadium on Saturday. (Jay Blakesberg/Invision for the Grateful Dead/AP Images)