Comedy

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…

Most Likely to Make You Laugh

Sacramento Comedy Spot has a jam-packed lineup in store for the second annual 48 Hour Comedy Marathon The stand-up comics are practicing timed jokes, the improvisers are stretching their minds and the sketch writers are carb-loading (with beer)… Sacramento’s comedy athletes are training for the one of the biggest comedy…

Mad Housewife by Leslie DuPratt • Jan. 8-Feb. 16, 2014

Leslie DuPratt has combined her satiric inclination with her artistic abilities to create The Mad Housewife, an art show depicting women’s roles in a humorous, non-degenerative manner. With herself as the subject, DuPratt paints formally dressed women performing everyday household activities, keenly transformed through ironic adjustments in setting, behavior and…

SantaLand Diaries at Capital Stage • Dec. 4 – 29, 2013

From Dec. 4 – 29, Capital Stage will be presenting The SantaLand Diaries, adapted from humorist David Sedaris’ “outlandish, and true…experience as Crumpet the Elf in Macy’s SantaLand display,” according to the theatre’s website. Check out times and grab your tickets at Capstage.org for this limited engagement show, what is…

More Adventurous

Margaret Cho Doesn’t Hold Back…Unless It’s Over the Phone The video currently featured on Margaret Cho’s website is “My Puss.” You have been forewarned—the comedienne’s humor is not for the prudish type. “My pussy so fine that I flaunt it, your pussy so old that it’s haunted,” she raps in…

Girls Got Jokes

All-female improv troupe, Lady Business, set to perform at second annual Sacramento Comedy Festival When James Brown belted out the words, “This is a man’s world, but it would be nothing…without a woman or a girl,” he could have very easily been talking about the world of comedy. It’s a…