Jun 15, 2022

Iliza Shlesinger Gets ‘Back in Action’

The early days of the pandemic were a tough time for live comedy. Venues shuttered across the country, forcing comedians onto Zoom and social media. But while many spent the last two years in limbo, stand-up comic and actress Iliza Shlesinger seemed to thrive. Shlesinger is one of the most...
Jan 19, 2022

Comedy Night at The Branham Lounge

Comedy fans on San Jose’s southside are used to taking at least one freeway on-ramp for a night out....
Jan 19, 2022

Whose Live Anyway at San Jose Civic

Late-night improv hit its mainstream stride in the late ‘90s, when a rotating panel of comedians joined in on...
Jan 12, 2022

Chris Porter at the Improv

“People think the Earth is flat again,” Chris Porter begins one bit, before quickly losing his patience. “Have you...
Jan 5, 2022

Open Mic Drop

There is a certain revelatory beauty in every open mic, in watching a rookie attempt their first public performance...
Dec 29, 2021

Comedy Monday at Lilly Mac’s

After the ho-ho-hos have passed, many of us need some ha-ha-has. Lilly Mac’s Irish pub in Sunnyvale has just...
Nov 17, 2021

Bassem Youssef at The Improv

There aren’t many comedians out there who compare to the straightforward yet sharply comedic style of Jon Stewart’s years...

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