Comedy

Real, Personal – Johnny Taylor

Rising Local Comedian Johnny Taylor on How Life Informs His Comedy and Why Sacramento Doesn’t Suck as Much as It Thinks It Does Last Christmas, comedian Johnny Taylor woke up to receive one of the best presents of his life. It wasn’t a big screen TV or a new car,…

Chelsea Lately’s Fortune Feimster at Punchline • Oct. 24–25, 2014

If you’ve ever seen E! Network’s hit show Chelsea Lately then chances are you are familiar with comedian Fortune Feimster and her uncanny ability to light up a room. Feimster is many things: writer, actress, sketch comedy veteran, semi-finalist on Last Comic Standing, scrapbooking enthusiast, the list goes on. Above…

Nick Offerman at UC Davis • Oct. 4, 2014

You probably know Nick Offerman from his breakout role as the thickly mustached, whiskey drinking, red meat devouring Ron Swanson on NBC’s sitcom Parks and Recreation. In real life, Offerman is also an accomplished stage actor, husband to fellow actress Megan Mullally (Karen on Will and Grace), and author of…

Sacramento Comedy Fest Invades Midtown Sept. 12–20 , 2014

Prepare your cheek muscles because the 2014 Sacramento Comedy Festival is just around the corner, set to take place from Sept. 12–20, 2014, at the Comedy Spot (1050 20th Street, Suite 130), Midtown’s home for all things funny. Started in 2011 by comedian and Comedy Spot owner Brian Crall, Sacramento…

A Responsible Owner of Darkness

Marc Maron talks record collecting, the art of conversation and the dark matter of comedy I’m hit with some trepidation before I pick up the phone to call Marc Maron—comedian, radio host, actor, interviewer, writer and impromptu philosopher. It isn’t his success, specifically, that has me psyched out. It isn’t…

The San Francisco Mime Troupe “Ripple Effect”

The San Francisco Mime Troupe initiated their “Ripple Effect” tour just a little over two weeks ago. Within that small time frame, the musical satire has already made waves of its own. The free performance, presented by Tony Award-winning “loud-mimes,” focuses on the injustices and hypocrisies surrounding the San Francisco…

Ray Molina and His Favorite Comedians Perform at Punch Line • June 11, 2014

There’s something kind of charming about awkwardness. Maybe it’s the sense of unintentional humbleness blended with those unique quirks that make awkwardness seem so attractively human. Now what do you get when you combine slight awkwardness and observant-but-far-from-offensive-humor with a $15 ticket at Punch Line? Sounds like an incredibly enjoyable…