Comedy

From left, Karinda Dobbins, Judi Leff, ArjunBanerjee, BobMcIntyre and LisaGeduldig appear in Comedy Al Fresco at El Rio in The Mission. (Courtesy photo)

Standup comics appear live, in unique El Rio patio show

After months laughs on Zoom, in-person performances return

 

Versatile Brian Posehn does standup at Cobb’s this week. (Courtesy Seth Olenick))

Brian Posehn relishes role as dork on demand

Comic traces his success back to the Bay Area

 

Comedian and actor Bob Odenkirk is among the dozens of performers in Festpocalypse, streaming this weekend to benefit SF Sketchfest. (Courtesy photo)

Bob Odenkirk joins star-studded Festpocalypse gang

Virtual comedy benefit replaces SF Sketchfest this year

Comedian and actor Bob Odenkirk is among the dozens of performers in Festpocalypse, streaming this weekend to benefit SF Sketchfest. (Courtesy photo)
Stuart Schuffman (aka Broke-Ass Stuart) is observing a big birthday on Dec. 16. (Courtesy Dijon Bowden)

Broke-Ass Stuart turns 40 with virtual roast

Cool, creative friends gather online to celebrate, fundraise for ‘a voice for working people’

Stuart Schuffman (aka Broke-Ass Stuart) is observing a big birthday on Dec. 16. (Courtesy Dijon Bowden)
Lisa Geduldig, left, and Arline Geduldig appear in “Lockdown Comedy” online on 
Aug. 20.                                Courtesy 
Wanda Altidor

Kung Pao Kosher creator introduces ‘Lockdown Comedy’

Lisa Geduldig and her mom stream standup, with guests, from Florida

Lisa Geduldig, left, and Arline Geduldig appear in “Lockdown Comedy” online on 
Aug. 20.                                Courtesy 
Wanda Altidor
SF Sketchfest’s Live from the Archive online series features a tribute to Fred Willard. (Courtesy photo)

SF Sketchfest opens plentiful comedy archive

Presenter offers free tribute to late great Fred Willard

SF Sketchfest’s Live from the Archive online series features a tribute to Fred Willard. (Courtesy photo)
Pianist Max Chanowitz appeared in PianoFight’s new Virtual Venue show on Facebook on March 20. (Courtesy photo)

The fight isn’t over for this San Francisco venue

PianoFight finds new ways to keep the show going

Pianist Max Chanowitz appeared in PianoFight’s new Virtual Venue show on Facebook on March 20. (Courtesy photo)
Joshua Thake, far left, performs with Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. (Courtesy Zoran Jelenic)

Ballet’s beloved comic Trocks prance into town

Veteran male dance parody troupe delights old and new fans

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Joshua Thake, far left, performs with Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. (Courtesy Zoran Jelenic)
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)
Public speaker, advocate, counselor and standup comedian Nina G is promoting her memoir “Stutterer Interrupted.” (Courtesy photo)

For Nina G, stuttering brings laughter

Comedian, disability rights advocate pens amusing memoir

Public speaker, advocate, counselor and standup comedian Nina G is promoting her memoir “Stutterer Interrupted.” (Courtesy photo)
Bobcat Goldthwait is among the storytellers appearing in Porch Light’s annual Sketchfest show on Friday at Swedish American Hall. (Courtesy Robyn Von Swank)

19th Sketchfest kicks off with Porch Light storytelling stars

Hundreds of comics slated to appear in myriad shows across SF

Bobcat Goldthwait is among the storytellers appearing in Porch Light’s annual Sketchfest show on Friday at Swedish American Hall. (Courtesy Robyn Von Swank)
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)
Sara Moore appears in “Atomic Clown” at Potrero Stage this week. (Courtesy Fernando Gambaroni)

‘Triptych of hell’ inspires ‘Atomic Clown’

Sara Moore details bad spell in funny semi-autobiographical play

Sara Moore appears in “Atomic Clown” at Potrero Stage this week. (Courtesy Fernando Gambaroni)
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)
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)
Standup comedy veteran Bob Rubin comes to town to play the Punch Line. (Courtesy photo)

Bob Rubin returns to his Punch Line home

Comic recalls 1980-90s standup heyday

Standup comedy veteran Bob Rubin comes to town to play the Punch Line. (Courtesy photo)
Many of Clusterfest’s headlining acts are happening inside the Bill Graham Civic, unlike previous years. (Leslie Katz/S.F. Examiner)

Amy and Fred chat to open Clusterfest

Three days of fun include comedy, music and ‘activations’

Many of Clusterfest’s headlining acts are happening inside the Bill Graham Civic, unlike previous years. (Leslie Katz/S.F. Examiner)