Comedy

One of These Things is Not Like the Other

Comedian Doug Stanhope never abided by the rules, and we wouldn’t have it any other way In one word, Doug Stanhope is polarizing. If you are a fan of his work, you probably think he is a comedic genius, unparalleled by any other active in his craft. Should you fall…

Capitol Comedy Competition / Jan. 11, 2012 finale

The first ever Capitol Comedy Competition is a five-week comedy showcase featuring comics from all over California battling it out for a $1,000 grand prize. The final two weeks of the showcase are Jan. 4 and Jan. 11, 2012. You’ve still got time to catch one of these hilarious shows,…

Dave Attell’s Stand-up at Punch Line Comedy Club

One of stand-up comedy’s best, Dave Attell, will bring his caustic wit and rapid-fire delivery of “very adult” material to Sacramento for three shows at Punch Line Comedy Club on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011 (show time is 8 p.m.) and Friday, Dec. 30, 2011 (show times are 8 p.m. and…

Shake It Up!

Sacramento comedian Keith Lowell Jensen Releases New CD/DVD and Preps His First Solo Tour A drawing of four naked human female torsos with rabbit heads is not the definition of marketing genius, but it could be. At the bottom of the DVD box it reads, “How great is this DVD?…

Comedy Central on Campus Sept. 1 at Sacramento State

Check out this free comedy show featuring some up-and-coming Comedy Central talent at the University Union Ballroom on Sacramento State’s campus on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011. Headlining will be Rory Scovel, whose credits include opening for the likes of Louis CK, Daniel Tosh and Nick Swardson, as well as appearances…

What Do You Want to Talk About?

Dave Chappelle, Ngaio Bealum Punch Line Comedy Club Tuesday, April 26, 2011 (8 p.m. show) When we first saw Punch Line Comedy Club’s Facebook and Twitter posts on Monday, April 25, saying that Dave Chappelle was coming to town the next night, we nearly flipped out. What comedy fan wouldn’t?…

Two-a-Days

Comedian Ellis Rodriguez takes a yeoman’s approach to standup It’s 10 p.m. on a Sunday and I’m in a bowling alley bar with the hottest girl in Elk Grove (her claim) and local comedian Ellis Rodriguez. The topic of discussion: who has the best life ever? The 22-year old Elk…

Don’t Get Left Behind

Veteran funnyman Kevin Nealon strives to keep current Many experts argue that laughter is good for you. They say it’s therapeutic to the mind, body and soul, that it relaxes the whole body and even boosts the immune system. If this is the case, comedian/actor Kevin Nealon has been healing…

Pretty (Funny) Woman

Standup comedian and general pop culture humorist, Natasha Leggero Although convincing in her roles portraying strippers, sozzled skanks and “housewives” on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Reno 911, Natasha Leggero is no high-class hooker. She is a comedian. A standup comedian who also does comic acting, Leggero is the…

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

Comedian Mike E. Winfield stands ready to command a larger audience With a performance on The Late Show with David Letterman airing in the near future, Mike E. Winfield has succeeded in dropping the “local” prefix from his title of comedian. In fact, the local label has been absent for…