• Comedian Brent Weinbach proves the most iron of all Iron Comics at SF Sketchfest

    SAN FRANCISCO – In the end, the audience at Cobb’s Comedy Club gleefully selected the understated, absurdist humor of Brent Weinbach as the winner of Iron Comic last night. So, what does that mean, exactly? Well, for one, it means Weinbach has skills well beyond slinging well-written and thoroughly worked-through jokes. It might also mean comedy goers in San Francisco enjoy a little nuance in their laughs. If you’re unfamiliar

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    Late night guests Rickles, Wright, Arnett and Weinbach offer a history of comedy (Videos)

    You might have not noticed Tuesday night, but Don Rickles, Steven Wright, Will Arnett, and Brent Weinbach all made appearances throughout the late night talk show circuit. What you might not have noticed is that within the programming of guests across networks that night lies a solid exhibition of a timeline in the history of comedy. Rare is the occasion in which any art form could be so succinctly displayed

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    LA comedy represents in Portland; a SoCal perspective on the Bridgetown Comedy Festival

    As the fourth annual Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland came to a close yesterday, some of the best, brightest, and most original in comedy were put on display to uproarious, standing room only crowds. This is especially true for the LA comedy scene. Looking at the list of almost 200 scheduled performers at Bridgetown, over a third of them are based out of Los Angeles. Portland, seemingly a more indie-minded

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    Bridgetown Comedy Festival: Day 4

    PORTLAND, OR – Sunday marked the last day of the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and though there were fewer shows to attend, I did see some solid comedy to end the weekend. I popped around a lot on Sunday to check out some of the festival’s up-and-coming comics. Mostly I tried to see people whose names I had heard from other comics and attendees. One of my favorites was Sharon Lacey,

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    Bridgetown Comedy Festival: Day 1

    PORTLAND, OR – The first night of Portland’s 4th annual Bridgetown Comedy Festival began last night and the skies of Oregon shined down. Literally. Like, it was over 50 degrees, you guys. There was sunshine. Every hipster in attendance was excited, but they would never tell you that. With 19 shows at eight venues along the popular Hawthorne Boulevard – there was a lot of laughter to be had. Though

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    Andy Kaufman Award seeks unique stand-up talent

    The fifth annual Andy Kaufman Award Competition is underway. The Competition serves as a showcase for up-and-coming comedians, as well as a celebration honoring the work of Andy Kaufman. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Kaufman’s death. Prospective contestants must submit a DVD of no more than six minutes of their original performance material. They must also submit an entry form from the official website, theandykaufmanaward.com. The deadline for entries

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