Comedy

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!…

‘Oh No’ amusingly details 1970s lesbian journey

The title of lesbian comic Karen Ripley’s solo show “Oh No There’s…

August 2: Jerry Day, Silent Disco and more

How to Entertain, Distract, and Unplug Your Kids By Matthew Jervis ($14.95)…

Peter Hartlaub is a chump

The founding publisher of the San Francisco Chronicle, Charles de Young, shot…

Bob Rubin still going beyond the jokes

It wasn’t during the Summer of Love, or one of San Francisco’s…

July 12: Shoreline, sand, and other S.F. activities

FRIDAY, JULY 12 On the town Beat goes on: "Resonate" at Public…

June 23: Electro-Americana and more S.F. events

SOMETHING TO READTrue Brews By Emma Christensen $23 The local blogger and…