Comedy

Scoop: J-Law not sorry at all for pole dance

Radar Online called its post of Jennifer Lawrence -- which, of course,…

Rita Rudner enjoying doing exactly what she wants

“Some things work out perfectly,” says comedian Rita Rudner upon answering the…

Maureen Langan an engaging garbageman’s daughter

The title of Maureen Langan’s solo show, “Daughter of a Garbageman,” now…

Appealing acting elevates Mexican infidelity comedy ‘Susana’

The actors supply sizzle, but the their characters’ disagreeable behavior makes viewer…

No celebrity is off limits for Kathy Griffin

Promoting her new book “Kathy Griffin’s Celebrity Run-Ins,“ the veteran comic known…

16th annual SF Sketchfest bigger and better than ever

SF Sketchfest 2017, opening Jan. 12 and running through Jan. 29, is…

Jeff Goldblum, jazz pianist, plays SF Sketchfest

Woody Allen has played an instrumental role in Jeff Goldblum’s career: He…

Standup comic Alex Edelman takes on big TV writing job

For Alex Edelman, performing at this weekend’s Kung Pao Kosher Comedy in…

SF-set comedy ‘Frisky’ gets local Roxie premiere

Describing their project as “a truly underdog film created by a group…

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

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

The Mess stages sketch comedy in SF

The Mess -- self described as “a sketch comedy troupe made up…

Not concerned with mass appeal, Gregg Turkington thrives as Neil Hamburger

With his ultra-greasy comb over, garish lounge tuxedo and array of cringe-worthy…

Love of cooking, family fuel Sebastian Maniscalco’s comedy

When Sebastian Maniscalco is truly in his element onstage, he’ll wait just…

S.F. doctor helps kick off South Asian comedy fest

Priyanka Wali’s résumé would gladden the heart of any stereotypical South Asian…

John Leguizamo’s funny, educational ‘Latin History’

For many of us, back to school is still some weeks away.…

Election season’s prime time for funny Will Durst

Even though he gets some healthy chuckles when he says, “I aspire…

Homegrown Arj Barker is a global comedian

For two years on the beloved HBO comedy “Flight of the Conchords,”…

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

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

The serious side of Margaret Cho

Comedian Margaret Cho doesn’t find anything funny about police brutality, violence against…

Tuesday comedy thrives at Throckmorton

Now entering its second decade in a new format, Tuesday Night Live!…