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Q&A: Comedian Caitlin Gill Gives Us the Business

Q&A: Comedian Caitlin Gill Gives Us the Business

A rising voice in the Bay Area’s comedy scene, Caitlin Gill got her start working open mics around San Francisco before becoming a regular at events like SF Sketchfest and a member of local comedy troupe the Business. In addition to regular gigs locally, her…

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Sketchfest to Return With Napolean Dynamite, Tenacious D, Amy Schumer

Sketchfest to Return With Napolean Dynamite, Tenacious D, Amy Schumer

San Francisco’s annual Sketchfest comedy marathon will return January 23 to February 9 with a 10th anniversary screening of Napolean Dynamite with lead actor Jon Heder and musical comedy duo Tenacious D.

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Life and Laughs in San Francisco With Comedian Sal Calanni

Life and Laughs in San Francisco With Comedian Sal Calanni

A former bio-med lab assistant in Cleveland, comedian and actor Sal Calanni decided to pack his bags years ago and moved to San Francisco. His journey prompted him to try standup comedy and he’s been at it every since. Over the past few years he has toured the U.S. and worked with great performers including Dave Chappelle, Paul Mooney, Bill Burr and Charlie Murphy. He returns to the stage at the Purple Onion this Friday and Saturday.

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Outside Lands Comedy Lineup Announced

Outside Lands Comedy Lineup Announced

In addition to the night show lineup announced today for Outside Lands, the lineup for the festival’s Barbary Tent was revealed with “Roast Master General” Jeffrey Ross, comedic piano man Craig Robinson (Hot Tub Time Machine) and Comedians of Comedy Tour vet Maria Bamford topping the bill for those looking for a few laughs between music performances at the festival this year.

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Interview: Bob Saget Gets Dark and Dirty at Regency

Interview: Bob Saget Gets Dark and Dirty at Regency

While Bob Saget may be irrevocably linked to his clean-cut image playing the character of Danny Tanner on the sitcom “Full House” and as host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” the veteran comedian has a much broader spectrum and depth to his work, ranging from…

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Interview: Comedian Jon Lovitz Stops at Cobb’s This Week

Interview: Comedian Jon Lovitz Stops at Cobb’s This Week

Comedian Jon Lovitz has been making fans laugh for nearly 30 years, with a stint on Saturday Night Live, to appearances on TV shows such as Seinfeld and The Simpsons and films, including The Producers.

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Reggie Watts Returns for SF Sketchfest Reggidency

Reggie Watts Returns for SF Sketchfest Reggidency

As Reggie Watts has grown in popularity, SF comedy fans have watched him move up from Hemlock Tavern’s small stage to multiple sold out gigs at The Independent and a gig at Outside Lands last year. He returns for his second Reggidency at SF Sketchfest,…

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Sex in the City Gets a Drag Queen Makeover

Sex in the City Gets a Drag Queen Makeover

Sex and the City: LIVE!, a send-up of the iconic HBO series from the 90s, returns to the Mission this week with a cast of San Francisco’s most fabulous drag performers.

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Legendary North Beach Purple Onion Comedy Club to Close

Legendary North Beach Purple Onion Comedy Club to Close

The legendary North Beach comedy club the Purple Onion will close after a final performance on September 24 when its lease expires, ending a long history of comedy at the club that has hosted emerging acts and some of the top names in the industry…

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Apolitical Election Cycle Comedy at the Palace of Fine Arts

Apolitical Election Cycle Comedy at the Palace of Fine Arts

The Chicago-based comedy brigade Second City is coming to San Francisco to showcase their unique brand of straightforward political satire that they advertise as a relief to partisans of all affiliations weary of election year name calling and mistruth.

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Brainy Black Humor Infuses the Art of David Shrigley

Brainy Black Humor Infuses the Art of David Shrigley

In San Francisco, for many of us, our pets are almost like children and the thought of losing one brings so much trepidation that surely some of us have jokingly considered stuffing our pug or Pomeranian postmortem.

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What SNL Thinks of Californians

What SNL Thinks of Californians

Late-night television show “Saturday Night Live” loves to lampoon people. Presidents, The Boy Scouts, celebrities and Nicholas Cage have all been satirized. Now Californians are getting the SNL treatment.

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