Comedy

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…

John Hodgman brings dry wit, warm heart to SF Sketchfest

For many, Maine is a wonderful summer destination -- a place to…

Usher in 2018 with music and laughter

Don’t yet have New Year’s Eve plans? Here are a few festive…

Catching up with Kung Pao Kosher Comedy’s Lisa Geduldig

Lisa Geduldig, standup comedian and founder of Kung Pao Kosher Comedy, took…

NeNe Leakes having fun talkin’ trash on ‘Girls Nite Out’

Since 2008, NeNe Leakes has earned laughs, roasting her fellow cast mates…

Heather McDonald gets ‘Juicy’ on podcasts

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

Seinfeld closes first Colossal Clusterfest with panache

Is it a candy bar? Or curse word? On Sunday’s final night…

Demetri Martin chats about his directorial debut ‘Dean’

Demetri Martin was inspired by the great standup comic Steven Wright, but…

Meet T.J. Miller, standup comedian

Unlike his fat-headed, pot-smoking techpreneur character Erlich Bachman on HBO’s “Silicon Valley,”…

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…