comedy

This week on FSFSF we spotlight comedy from Clare O'Kane and David Gborie. Both Clare and David are performing Friday at the Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco. Click here to check out the full comedy schedule.

This week on FSFSF we spotlight comedy from Kelly Anneken and Jesse Fernandez.

Kelly Anneken is performing Thursday through Saturday at Rooster T. Feathers in Sunnyvale. Click here for more details.

This week on FSFSF we spotlight comedy from Chris Fairbanks and Rachel Feinstein.

This week on FSFSF we spotlight comedy from Matt Knudsen and Molly Ruben-Long.

Matt Knudsen is performing Monday at Doc's Lab in San Francisco. Click here for more details.

This week on FSFSF we spotlight comedy from Dash Kwiatkowski and Natasha Muse.

Dash Kwiatkowski is performing tomorrow at Oasis in San Francisco. Click here for more details.

This week on FSFSF we spotlight comedy from Solomon Georgio and Nate Bargatze.

Solomon Georgio is performing Monday night Doc's Lab in San Francisco. Click here for more details.

This week on FSFSF we spotlight comedy from Dave Ross and Mark Norman.

"Tourettes Without Regrets - July 4, 2013" by Flickr user Oakland Local, used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 / Resized and cropped

Jamie DeWolf, founder and host of tonight's performance, steps up to the microphone. The stage he stands on juts out into the center of the Oakland Metro Operahouse, practically surrounded by the eager crowd.

This week on FSFSF we spotlight comedy from Mo Mandel and Joe Gorman.

Mo Mandel is performing tomorrow through Saturday at the Punch Line Comedy Club in San Francisco. Click here for more details.

This week on FSFSF we spotlight comedy from Greg Edwards and Al Madrigal.

Greg Edwards is performing tomorrow night at Doc's Lab in San Francisco. Click here for more details.

Why we need a feminist comedian's take on serious news.

From Donald Trump’s attack of Latinos, to Ted Cruz's call to 'patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods', some of the political rhetoric this year can be downright depressing.

This week on FSFSF we spotlight comedy from Mort Sahl.

For those of us unversed in the international politics of the 1960s, this week's bit may require some supplementary reading, which can be found here.

This week on FSFSF we spotlight comedy from Marga Gomez and Brian Posehn.

Marga Gomez performs tonight at the Punch Line Comedy Club in San Francisco. Click here for more details.

This week on FSFSF we spotlight comedy from Beth Stelling and Johan Miranda.

This week on FSFSF we spotlight comedy from Kevin O'Shea and Bucky Sinister.

Kevin O'Shea is performing Saturday at the Cinecave in San Francisco. Click here for more details.

This week on FSFSF we spotlight comedy from Joe Klocek and Mary Van Note.

Joe Klocek is performing tomorrow through Saturday at the Punch Line Comedy Club. Click here for more details.

How Krista Fatka left the circus for stand-up comedy

Jan 13, 2016

 

 

The 15th annual Sketchfest comedy festival is under way in San Francisco. It combines standup, sketch, improv and more from around the comedy world. That includes local talent, too. Like Oakland-based standup comedian Krista Fatka. She's been doing standup for just about two years now. Her entry into show biz was.. not what you’d expect.

Meet the actress, comedian, musician and author who created the viral video, "Sorry Babe, You're a Feminist" and more--on the value of keeping it fun and doing improv.

Tune in to hear the 2015-2016 New Year's edition of Politics Takes a Holiday from The Capitol Steps.  You'll have two chances to catch it on KALW:  Thursday, December 31st at 1pm and New Year's Day at 11am.  

This week on FSFSF we highlight comedy from Matt Lieb and Kyle Mizono.

Matt Lieb is performing tomorrow night at PianoFight. Click here for more details.

This week on FSFSF we spotlight comedy from Todd Glass.

Todd Glass will be performing Friday and Saturday night at Doc's Lab in San Francisco. Click here for more details.

This week on FSFSF we spotlight comedy from Moshe Kasher and Will Weldon.

Moshe Kasher is performing tomorrow through Sunday night at the Punch Line Comedy Club in San Francisco. Click here for more details.

Kate Willett, by Anja Ulfedt, from katewillett.com

San Francisco comedian Kate Willett is used to not fitting in, which makes her perfect for stand-up comedy. Willett takes her weirdness to the stage to challenge ideas about what women can and cannot do.

This week on FSFSF we spotlight comedy from Kyle Kinane and Megan Koester.

Kyle Kinane is performing Thursday through Saturday night at the Punch Line Comedy Club in San Francisco. Click here for more details.

This week on FSFSF we spotlight comedy from Greg Behrendt and Emily Heller.

Greg Behrendt is performing between tomorrow night and Sunday night at Cobb’s Comedy Club in San Francisco. Click here for more details.

This week on FSFSF we spotlight comedy from Mike E. Winfield and Chris Garcia.

This week on FSFSF we spotlight comedy from Johnny Steele and DJ Real.

Lisa Keating

Comedian and event organizer George Chen talked to KALW’s Jen Chien about how he came to make laughs for a living, what’s unique to the San Francisco scene, and his recipe for making culturally relevant humor.

Philosophy Talk asks: Should satire have its limits?

Jul 24, 2015

Are there topics we should never satirize? Is there a well-defined line between satire and hate speech? 

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