Comedy

San Francisco native Margaret Cho brings her “PsyCHO Tour” to the Castro. (Courtesy Mary Taylor)

The serious side of Margaret Cho

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

San Francisco native Margaret Cho brings her “PsyCHO Tour” to the Castro. (Courtesy Mary Taylor)
Dana Could is among the performers slated to appear in Tuesday Night Live. (Courtesy photo)

Tuesday comedy thrives at Throckmorton

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

Dana Could is among the performers slated to appear in Tuesday Night Live. (Courtesy photo)
Karen Ripley reminisces about being a lesbian in the 1970s in the Bay Area in her funny solo show at The Marsh in Berkeley. (Courtesy Karen Ripley)

‘Oh No’ amusingly details 1970s lesbian journey

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

Karen Ripley reminisces about being a lesbian in the 1970s in the Bay Area in her funny solo show at The Marsh in Berkeley. (Courtesy Karen Ripley)
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August 2: Jerry Day, Silent Disco and more

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

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Go see comedian Nato Green — or anyone else — perform live and support the comedy community. But if you don’t see it live, don’t write about it for the Chronicle.

Peter Hartlaub is a chump

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

Go see comedian Nato Green — or anyone else — perform live and support the comedy community. But if you don’t see it live, don’t write about it for the Chronicle.
courtesy photoBob Rubin: This guy <i>gets it.</i>

Bob Rubin still going beyond the jokes

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

courtesy photoBob Rubin: This guy <i>gets it.</i>
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July 12: Shoreline, sand, and other S.F. activities

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

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

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

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June 10: 'Obligatory June Gay Comedy Night' and other San Francisco events

Who's in town Sri Lanka-born author and activist Ru Freeman talks about…

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Courtesy PhotoBreast-cancer specialist Dr. Susan Love gives the keynote speech at the fourth annual Stanford Women’s Health Forum.

May 15: The fourth annual Stanford Women's Health Forum and other San Francisco events

San Francisco events for May 15, 2013. Who’s in town Breast-cancer specialist…

Courtesy PhotoBreast-cancer specialist Dr. Susan Love gives the keynote speech at the fourth annual Stanford Women’s Health Forum.
Courtesy PhotoNAKA Dance Theater presents “Bailout

May 12: Walk the Wiggle and other San Francisco events

San Francisco events for May 12, 2013. SOMETHING TO READ Tiger Babies…

Courtesy PhotoNAKA Dance Theater presents “Bailout
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Flamenco with attitude

Giving proof that celebrating LGBT Pride is a year-round affair, and cannot…

Courtesy PhotoLovely: Carolé Acuòa

Three funny guys with disabilities

A guy in a wheelchair bumps into a little person listening to…

Cross on comedy

David Cross doesn’t need another diversion. The creative brain of HBO’s ingenious…

New targets are a sign of hope

Bill Maher is delighted to be able to change the subject. Although…