Will Reisman

Pauly Shore, whose mother owned The Comedy Store in Los Angeles, has been involved in show business since he was a kid. (Courtesy Holly Parker)

Pauly Shore, aka The Weasel, loves to make people happy

Lovably eccentric performer brings his antics to Cobb’s

Pauly Shore, whose mother owned The Comedy Store in Los Angeles, has been involved in show business since he was a kid. (Courtesy Holly Parker)
Natasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher appear in a show with comedic couples at Marines Memorial Theatre on Saturday. (Courtesy SF Sketchfest)

Natasha Leggero explores marriage to hilarious ends

Comic joins husband Moshe Kasher in ‘Endless Honeymoon Podcast’

Natasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher appear in a show with comedic couples at Marines Memorial Theatre on Saturday. (Courtesy SF Sketchfest)
Patrick Warburton takes pains to be more than a lunkhead

Patrick Warburton takes pains to be more than a lunkhead

Comic of ‘Seinfeld’ fame returns to standup after decades

Patrick Warburton takes pains to be more than a lunkhead
Nikki Glaser brings her raunchy standup act to Cobb’s Comedy Club. (Courtesy photo)

Nikki Glaser has perfected the art of the sex joke

Blunt comic attributes success to consistent hard work

Nikki Glaser brings her raunchy standup act to Cobb’s Comedy Club. (Courtesy photo)
Jimmy O. Yang brings his standup act to Cobb’s Comedy Club this weekend. (Courtesy photo)

Jimmy O. Yang revels in playing the trickster

‘Silicon Valley’ star upends norms with wry take on immigrant experience

Jimmy O. Yang brings his standup act to Cobb’s Comedy Club this weekend. (Courtesy photo)
From left, Ali Koehler, Cassie Ramone and Katy Goodman are Vivian Girls. (Courtesy Chris Chang)

Recently reunited Vivian Girls leave the past behind

New album ‘Memory’ marks return to form for beloved rock trio

From left, Ali Koehler, Cassie Ramone and Katy Goodman are Vivian Girls. (Courtesy Chris Chang)
Clockwise, from top left, Emily Heller, Amy Miller, Karinda Dobbins, Sheng Wang, Guy Branum and Nato Green appear in “A New Lease On Laughs” at the Punch Line. (Courtesy photo)

Punch Line celebrates with ‘New Lease on Laughs’

Savvy Nato Green and friends save comedy club from eviction

Clockwise, from top left, Emily Heller, Amy Miller, Karinda Dobbins, Sheng Wang, Guy Branum and Nato Green appear in “A New Lease On Laughs” at the Punch Line. (Courtesy photo)
From left, Empath is Randall Coon, Emily “Jem” Shanahan, Garrett Koloski and Catherine Elicson. (Courtesy Troy Memis)

For Empath, friendship is the great creative spark

Philadelphia noise rockers thrive on collaboration

From left, Empath is Randall Coon, Emily “Jem” Shanahan, Garrett Koloski and Catherine Elicson. (Courtesy Troy Memis)
Scott Aukerman’s podcast Comedy Bang Bang has kept listeners amused for a decade. (Courtesy photo)

Comedy Bang Bang ditches the script

Scott Aukerman brings leftfield laughs to Clusterfest

Scott Aukerman’s podcast Comedy Bang Bang has kept listeners amused for a decade. (Courtesy photo)
From left, Operators are Devojka, Dan Boeckner and Sam Brown. (Courtesy photo)

Operators pair bleak lyrics with urgent, upbeat sounds

Album ‘Radiant Dawn’ influenced Eastern Europe sociopolitics

From left, Operators are Devojka, Dan Boeckner and Sam Brown. (Courtesy photo)
Aasif Mandvi’s first show business jobs were in theater and television. (Courtesy photo)

Aasif Mandvi blends personal, political in his comedy

Performer hopes his standup offers laughs and respite

Aasif Mandvi’s first show business jobs were in theater and television. (Courtesy photo)