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70 years after Independence it sometimes feels as if Indians are still to develop a funny bone.

Aperture Fashion Show

 

Bay Area comic Dhaya Lakshminarayanan has shared the stage with the likes of Marc Maron and Janeane Garofalo, and she’s a regular contributor to the popular radio show Snap Judgment. But she didn’t start out as a comedian.

Your Call: San Francisco Mime Troupe Launches “Walls”

Jul 5, 2017
San Francisco Mime Troupe

For the past 58 years, the San Francisco Mime Troupe has been fighting oppression by creating socially relevant theater and making us laugh at the absurdities of contemporary life. 

If you’ve never seen the Mime Troupe, they’re not actual mimes. They use the word 'mime' in the ancient sense: to mimic. They talk. They sing. And they make a lot of noise. 

This year's performance, 'Walls,' asks: How can a nation of mostly immigrants declare war on immigration?

The latest episode of Kamau Right Now! was broadcast live from the New Parish in downtown Oakland.

Ian Abramson performs Wednesday (6/14/17) and Thursday (6/15/17) at The Punch Line in San Francisco. Find tickets here.

Kate Willett performs her album release show on Monday (6/19/17) at Doc's Lab in San Francisco. Find tickets here.

Kim Newmoney

Sara Schaefer performs Monday, June 12th 2017 at Doc's Lab in San Francisco. Find tickets here.

Janine Brito performs Thursday, June 8th 2017 at The Verdi Club in San Francisco as part of "Verdi Wild Things Are." Find tickets here.

Phil Hanley performs Wednesday (5/31) through Saturday (6/03) at The Punch Line in San Francisco. Find tickets here

Sammy Obeid performs Thursday (6/01) through Sunday (6/04) at Rooster T. Feathers in Sunnyvale, CA. Find tickets here.

FSFSF: Comedy from Sam Jay and Henry Phillips

May 23, 2017

Sam Jay performs Wednesday (5/24) at Doc's Lab in San Francisco. Find tickets here.

Henry Phillips performs Friday (5/26) at Doc's Lab in San Francisco. Find tickets here.

Ramon Rivas performs tonight (Tuesday 5/15/2017) at The Punch Line in San Francisco, CA. Find tickets here.

Russell Howard performs Friday (5/19/2017) at Cobb's Comedy Club in San Francisco, CA. Find tickets here.

Maz Jobrani performs at Cobb's Comedy Club in San Francisco this Friday (5/12/17) and Saturday (5/13/17). Two shows each day. Find tickets here.

Grant Lyon performs at the Verdi Club in San Francisco this Thursday (5/11/17) as part of Verdi Wild Things Are. Find tickets here.

We’ll have a conversation with Kamau Bell, a critically acclaimed socio-political comedian about his new book The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell.

Duncan Trussell performs Wednesday, April 26th at The Independent on Divisadero St. in San Francisco. Find tickets here.

Dan St Germain is working at The Punch Line in San Francisco from Thursday, April 27th through Saturday, April 29th. Find tickets here.

Anthony Jeselnik performs Thursday through Saturday at Cobb's Comedy Club in San Francisco. Find tickets here.

Giulia Rozzi performs Friday at The Setup in San Francisco. Find tickets here.

Both Maronzio Vance and Mary Lynn Rajskub will be performing this Friday (04/14) at The Guest List at The Parlor. Find tickets here.

See both Drew and Zahra at the Punch Line in San Francisco on Monday, April 10th for Stand Up for Choice: a NARAL Pro-Choice America benefit with Nato Green (hey, we know that guy!). Find tickets here.

Nicole Calasich performs Wednesday (3/29) at Doc's Lab in San Francisco. Find tickets here. Eddie Pepitone performs Wednesday (3/29) at The Alamo Drafthouse in San Francisco. Find tickets here.

Patton Oswalt performs Saturday (3/25) at The Masonic in San Francisco. Find tickets here.

 Marc Maron performs Friday (3/24) at The Fox Theater in Oakland. Find tickets here.

Jon Dore performs tomorrow (Wednesday 3/15) through Saturday (3/18) at the Punch Line in San Francisco. Find tickets here.

Darrell Hammond performs Friday (3/17) and Saturday (3/18) at Cobb's Comedy Club in San Francisco. Find tickets here.

Jules Posner performs tomorrow (Wednesday 3/8) at Doc's Lab in San Francisco. Find tickets here. Michelle Wolf performs Thursday (3/9) through Saturday (3/11) at the Punch Line in San Francisco. Find tickets here.

Billy Crystal performs tomorrow (3/1) at the Fox Theater in Oakland. Find tickets here.

Jerry Seinfeld performs Friday (3/3) at the Paramount Theater in Oakland. Find tickets here.

Sights & Sounds: Tanya Tomkins

Feb 23, 2017
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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Cellist and co-founder of the Valley of the Moon Music Festival Tanya Tomkins told KALW’s Jen Chien about three great arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

This week on FSFSF we spotlight comedy from Barry Crimmins and Pete Holmes. Barry Crimmins performs Thursday (02/23) at Doc's Lab in San Francisco. Find tickets here. Pete Holmes is playing Wednesday (02/22) at the Herbst Theater in San Francisco. Find tickets here.

This week on FSFSF we spotlight comedy from Josh Fadem and Brian Regan.

Josh Fadem performs Monday (02/13) at Doc's Lab in San Francisco. Find tickets here.

This week on FSFSF we spotlight comedy from Brendon Walsh and Brandie Posey.

Brendon Walsh is performing Thursday (02/02) though Saturday (02/04) at The Punch Line in San Francisco. Find details here.

Mindy Tucker

This week on FSFSF we spotlight comedy from Dulcé Sloan and Josh Gondelman.

Dulcé Sloan has several more shows this Sketchfest. Find details here.

This week on FSFSF we spotlight comedy from Matt Braunger and Mike Drucker.

This week on FSFSF we spotlight comedy from Ahamed Weinberg and Aparna Nancherla. Ahamed Weinberg will be performing Thursday (01/12) at The Verdi Club in San Francisco. Find tickets here. Aparna Nancherla performs Saturday (01/14) at SF SketchFest in San Francisco on three different panels. Find information here.

This week on FSFSF we spotlight comedy from Chris D'Elia and Frankie Quinones.

Chris D'Elia will be performing Thursday (01/05) through Sunday (01/08) at Cobb’s Comedy Club in San Francisco. Find tickets here.

Frankie Quinones pertforms tonight (01/03) at the Punch Line in San Francisco. Find tickets here.

This week on FSFSF we spotlight comedy from Nick Youssef and Melissa Villaseñor.

Nick Youssef will be performing Thursday (12/29) and Friday (12/30) at Cobb's Comedy Club in San Francisco. Find tickets here.

Melissa Villaseñor will be performing New Year's Eve (12/31) at The Grand Lake Theater in Oakland. Find more information here.

This week on FSFSF we spotlight comedy from Dave Thomason and Ali Wong.

Dave Thomason will be performing Thursday (12/22) at Doc's Lab in San Francisco. Find tickets here.

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