comedy

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? 

Sandip Roy

 

What do immigrants carry with them to America?

Spices. Pressure cookers. Pickles. What’s far more unpredictable is what they carry back.

Jeremy Dalmas


It’s Thursday night and Nina G is about to get on stage for a comedy set.

“I'm a little too overwhelmed to be anxious,” she tells me before taking the stage.

Normally she performs in clubs and bars, but tonight she’s at SOMArts - a cultural center in San Francisco. The gallery is crowded with people and with art. A sign language interpreter is on stage signing her whole performance. Nina G introduces herself.

Under CC license from Flickr user Carla de Souza Campos

 Jonathan Chiu is an inmate at San Quentin State Prison. He was born in Hong Kong in 1982 and moved to the United States with is family when he was eight years old. Soon after that, Chiu discovered his love of comedy. Writing jokes helped him cope with adapting to life in a new country. And comedy continues to help him adjust to life at San Quentin, where he regularly does stand up.




Karen Ripley's "Oh, No! There's Men On The Land!"

Apr 23, 2015

The hilarious gay comedy pioneer Karen Ripley tells the stories of lesbian life in the '70s in her solo show, "Oh, No! There's Men On The Land!" opening May 1st at The Marsh in Berkeley. A gay stand-up before there WAS gay stand-up. Hear about the legendary Brick Hut cafe in Berkeley and all its 'dyke drama,' find out about the hot sex everybody was having with everybody, and discover the many characters in this coming-of-age story. 

http://themarsh.org










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