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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…

 

Heather McDonald appears this weekend at Cobb’s Comedy Club, on her annual trip to San Francisco. (Courtesy photo)

Heather McDonald gets ‘Juicy’ on podcasts

Heather McDonald isn’t entirely unhappy that her long-term gig on the late-night…

 

I Am Not Your Negro is a powerful documentary filled with James Baldwin's incisive commentary about civil rights. (Courtesy Magnolia Pictures)

Films opening Friday, Feb. 3, 2017

The Comedian: Robert De Niro stars in the film about a former…

 

Comedian Jimmy Carr says his first job in marketing -- involving telling lies to strangers -- was similar to his current gig. (Courtesy photo)

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

British comic Jimmy Carr, who started in comedy in 2000, has paid…

Comedian Jimmy Carr says his first job in marketing -- involving telling lies to strangers -- was similar to his current gig. (Courtesy photo)
Bay Area-bred Emily Heller headlines three nights at the Punch Line next week, (Courtesy photo)

Comic Emily Heller’s made for the stage

Being onstage before a crowd of strangers hasn’t been an issue for…

Bay Area-bred Emily Heller headlines three nights at the Punch Line next week, (Courtesy photo)
Greg Proops, who appears at the Punch Line this week, is known for his erudite comedy. (Courtesy Idil Sukan/DRAW HQ

Proops’ podcast is perfect medium for ‘Smartest Man’

More often than not, especially in a comedy club setting, Greg Proops…

Greg Proops, who appears at the Punch Line this week, is known for his erudite comedy. (Courtesy Idil Sukan/DRAW HQ
Eddie Izzard brings his comedy tour to San Francisco's Golden Gate Theatre this week. COURTESY AMANDA SEARLE

Eddie Izzard is a force of nature

Contemplating Eddie Izzard is an invitation to think globally. The English actor…

Eddie Izzard brings his comedy tour to San Francisco's Golden Gate Theatre this week. COURTESY AMANDA SEARLE
Courtesy PhotoActor and comedian Jay Mohr's stand-up gig at Cobb's this weekend coincides with the San Francisco LGBT Pride parade and celebration.

Mohr stories from Jay

Nobody told actor and comedian Jay Mohr that his stand-up gig at…

Courtesy PhotoActor and comedian Jay Mohr's stand-up gig at Cobb's this weekend coincides with the San Francisco LGBT Pride parade and celebration.