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Diedrich Bader will reminisce with fellow "Office Space" cast members at the Castro on Thursday. (Courtesy photo)

Diedrich Bader revels in ‘Office Space’s’ cult classic status

Venerable character actor Diedrich Bader is proud to have one of the…

Diedrich Bader will reminisce with fellow "Office Space" cast members at the Castro on Thursday. (Courtesy photo)
David Cross appears Jan. 12 in one of several interactive SF Sketchfest shows at The Speakeasy. (Courtesy Daniel Bergeron)

SF Sketchfest vet David Cross not taking comedy too seriously

Whether inhabiting unforgettable characters like the “never-nude” Tobias Fünke, rewriting the rules…

David Cross appears Jan. 12 in one of several interactive SF Sketchfest shows at The Speakeasy. (Courtesy Daniel Bergeron)
LVL UP brings its farewell tour to Cafe du Nord this weekend. (Courtesy Shawn Brackbill)

LVL UP takes a victory lap

LVL UP, beloved indie rockers who produced three nearly-perfect albums of cathartic…

LVL UP brings its farewell tour to Cafe du Nord this weekend. (Courtesy Shawn Brackbill)
Hannibal Buress brings his standup act to The City. (Courtesy Marcus Price)

Hannibal Buress eases into comedy world

Horror stories abound of comedians’ first forays onstage. Jokes bomb, crowds are…

Hannibal Buress brings his standup act to The City. (Courtesy Marcus Price)
Comedy roast pro Jeff Ross appears Sunday at Clusterfest. (Courtesy photo)

Slinging insults a lifelong pursuit for Jeff Ross

Before comedian Jeff Ross performs in a city, he conducts careful research,…

Comedy roast pro Jeff Ross appears Sunday at Clusterfest. (Courtesy photo)
Aaron Maine, better known as Porches, has a new album “The House.” (Courtesy Jason Nocito)

Heartfelt Porches makes mechanical music natural

One of the most beguiling and beautiful songs of this young year…

Aaron Maine, better known as Porches, has a new album “The House.” (Courtesy Jason Nocito)
Danny McBride appears in a SF Sketchfest tribute to the cult classic "The Foot Fist Way" at the Castro on Jan. 21. (Courtesy photo)

McBride, Hill grateful for groundbreaking ‘Foot Fist Way’

In the past decade, Danny McBride has perfected the art of portraying…

Danny McBride appears in a SF Sketchfest tribute to the cult classic "The Foot Fist Way" at the Castro on Jan. 21. (Courtesy photo)
John Hodgman, left, and Jesse Thorn begin SF Sketchfest with a Judge John Hodgman podcast at the Castro. (Courtesy photo)

John Hodgman brings dry wit, warm heart to SF Sketchfest

For many, Maine is a wonderful summer destination -- a place to…

John Hodgman, left, and Jesse Thorn begin SF Sketchfest with a Judge John Hodgman podcast at the Castro. (Courtesy photo)
The Mission Bears will play SI on Tuesday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Lowell-Mission to be classic clash of contrasts

His team’s schedule may be filled with schools like Washington, Wallenberg and…

The Mission Bears will play SI on Tuesday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Mercy’s Brianna Remo goes up for a lay-up during a game against The King’s Academy on Tuesday. Remo scored seven points, threw four assists and grabbed four rebounds. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Scrappy as always, Mercy putting together strong season

The most coveted award on the Mercy High School girls’ basketball squad…

Mercy’s Brianna Remo goes up for a lay-up during a game against The King’s Academy on Tuesday. Remo scored seven points, threw four assists and grabbed four rebounds. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
German internet star Flula Borg brings his standup act to SF Sketchfest. (Courtesy photo)

Flula Borg has fun with language

Flula Borg is fighting the stereotype that Germans aren’t funny -- one…

German internet star Flula Borg brings his standup act to SF Sketchfest. (Courtesy photo)
Darrion Trammell drives during the Leo LaRocca Sand Dune Classic in December. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Saint Ignatius-Serra rivalry game primed for impact on WCAL race

In the West Catholic Athletic League — a premier prep sports conference…

Darrion Trammell drives during the Leo LaRocca Sand Dune Classic in December. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Lincoln's Savanna Andrews 30) dribbles down the court during a game against Galileo High School held at Lincoln High School in San Francisco, Calif. Thursday, January 12, 2017. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Lincoln senior Savanna Andrews is everywhere for the Mustangs

Savanna Andrews, Lincoln’s senior forward and the defending player of the year…

Lincoln's Savanna Andrews 30) dribbles down the court during a game against Galileo High School held at Lincoln High School in San Francisco, Calif. Thursday, January 12, 2017. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Junior guard Walter Lum (5), seen here in 2017. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Shared playing time pays dividends for Lick-Wilmdering boys’ basketball

If you feel a little dizzy watching the first half of a…

Junior guard Walter Lum (5), seen here in 2017. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
St. Ignatius' Darrion Trammell (#15) goes up for a shot during one of the final games of the Leo LaRocca Sand Dune Classic against the Burlingame Wildcats at St. Ignatius College Prepatory in San Francisco's Sunset district Thursday, December 29, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Despite format changes, Sand Dune still a classic hoops tourney

The annual holiday break brings about several benefits. Students get a chance…

St. Ignatius' Darrion Trammell (#15) goes up for a shot during one of the final games of the Leo LaRocca Sand Dune Classic against the Burlingame Wildcats at St. Ignatius College Prepatory in San Francisco's Sunset district Thursday, December 29, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
IImar’I Thomas,16, has the Fightin’ Irish poised for big things this year. (Courtesy photo)

Sacred Heart’s IImar’I Thomas — young but proven — shines on the court

Most high school seniors are 18 years old — essentially adults by…

IImar’I Thomas,16, has the Fightin’ Irish poised for big things this year. (Courtesy photo)

Prep football teams vie for state titles

The two remaining San Mateo County football teams will take on some…

University High School varsity basketball players practice at the school gym in San Francisco's Pacific Heights neighborhood Thursday, December 15, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

University, perennially a hoops power, particularly formidable this year

Over the last decade, the University High School boys’ basketball team has…

University High School varsity basketball players practice at the school gym in San Francisco's Pacific Heights neighborhood Thursday, December 15, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Mission High School’s Jayden Foston is leading the Bears in scoring, averaging 15.5 points per game through the first four games of the season. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Early success has Mission boys’ basketball eyeing ‘big things’

Archbishop Riordan’s annual preseason tournament always offers a great collection of regional…

Mission High School’s Jayden Foston is leading the Bears in scoring, averaging 15.5 points per game through the first four games of the season. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Comedian Dean Delray, a former San Francisco resident, brings his standup act to The Punch Line. (Courtesy photo)

After a mid-life career change, Dean Delray laughs at the pain

In the past year, comedian Dean Delray was evicted from his apartment,…

Comedian Dean Delray, a former San Francisco resident, brings his standup act to The Punch Line. (Courtesy photo)