Comedy

‘Triptych of hell’ inspires ‘Atomic Clown’

Sara Moore details bad spell in funny semi-autobiographical play

 

Jimmy O. Yang revels in playing the trickster

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

 

Punch Line celebrates with ‘New Lease on Laughs’

Savvy Nato Green and friends save comedy club from eviction

 

Bob Rubin returns to his Punch Line home

Comic recalls 1980-90s standup heyday

Amy and Fred chat to open Clusterfest

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

Big Clusterfest acts head indoors

Three-day comedy, music showcase starts today in Civic Center

Comedy Bang Bang ditches the script

Scott Aukerman brings leftfield laughs to Clusterfest

Aasif Mandvi blends personal, political in his comedy

Performer hopes his standup offers laughs and respite

Tickets on sale for third annual Clusterfest

Tickets went on sale Monday for the third-annual version of a comedy…

Mutiny Radio brings comedy fest to Mission

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

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

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

SF Sketchfest vet David Cross not taking comedy too seriously

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

At long last, Carol Leifer returns to Kung Pao Kosher Comedy

Southern California comedian Carol Leifer couldn’t more thrilled about returning to San…

Hannibal Buress eases into comedy world

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

Desi Comedy Fest has Indians, Pakistanis laughing together

Comic Samson Koletkar has a great response to the not-quite-rhetorical question: “Where…

‘Stop Stopping’ an amusing, if slight, self-help satire

On opening night of his presentation at The Marsh in San Francisco,…

Jon Stewart, Trevor Noah, ‘Daily Show’ cohorts serve up politics, profanity at Clusterfest

Though it seemed like a huge commercial for Comedy Central, the network’s…

Slinging insults a lifelong pursuit for Jeff Ross

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

Comedy comes from Beirut with ‘Love’

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

McBride, Hill grateful for groundbreaking ‘Foot Fist Way’

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