Comedy

Hari Kondabolu Brings His Socially Aware Stand-Up to Sacramento

The Politics of Laughing In most circumstances, political dysfunction lends itself beautifully to the joke-writing comedian. It’s a plucking ground for material that elicits strong feelings among a large audience, so it’s ripe for comedic dissection. But for Hari Kondabolu, in this particular moment, it’s almost too much to keep…

Pauly Shore and The Phenomenon of Nostalgia

Positively Pauly Scene: It’s 1990 or 1991. You are a pop-culture sponge, spending long hours in front of the television set, beginning to notice the opposite sex, starting to cultivate your own sense of individuality. You are listening to bitchin’ music. You are amazed and annoyed, elated and embarrassed by…

Comedian, Actor and Cartoon Sloth Ben Gleib

The Power of the Laugh Ben Gleib has an almost exhaustive list of accomplishments. In the past 15 years or so, he has worked tirelessly as a stand-up comedian, actor, political commentator for NPR and CNN (to name a few), and most recently, the host of television game show, Idiotest….

Legendary Comedian Steven Wright Hits the Mondavi Center

“I was born. When I was 23 I started telling jokes. Then I started going on television and doing films. That’s still what I am doing. The end.” Comedian, actor, writer and producer Steven Wright keeps his official bio short and sweet, much like a lot of his jokes. Known…

Free Comedy Show at Sac State feat. Samuel J. Comroe • Sept. 3, 2015

If you find yourself needing a good laugh on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 head on over to Sacramento State’s University Union Ballroom for a stand-up comedy show featuring three top-notch performers for the low, low price of free! Headlining will be 22-year-old Samuel J. Comroe, a brave young comic who…

See: Chris Hardwick: The Funcomfortable Tour • Aug. 14, 2015

In the mid-1990s, Chris Hardwick began his career as a DJ on the Los Angeles radio station, KROQ. In 1998, he began acting and making appearances in horror films like House of 1000 Corpses and Halloween 2. Since then, he has been in countless movies, television shows and web series….