Reveling in the rambling genius of Eddie Izzard

Jun 20

Reveling in the rambling genius of Eddie Izzard

p>Eddie Izzard was back in town this week with his Force Majeure tour. His San Francisco stop at the Golden Gate Theatre offered congratulations to audience members for being the smartest audiences in town (because they were there, naturally), and allowed fans the opportunity to offer depthless adoration to Izzard, the queenly king of the non-sequitur.

Read More

In praise of Lobsters who kill

May 30

This job I’ve given myself – to write about the people and companies creating the lively and wonderful Bay Area theater scene – is incredibly fun. I’ve been doing it for various publications for almost 20 years, and now that various publications have laid me off, I just do it myself because I want to and because I there are a whole lot of things going...

Read More

Something funny going on with sketchy Lobsters

May 26

The cast of Killing My Lobster’s KML Hits Highway 101 includes (from left) Christine Bullen, Callum Grant, Leslie Waggoner, Andy Alabran and Nick A. Olivero. Photo by Ashley Forrette. In the green rehearsal room that also doubles as official headquarters for veteran San Francisco sketch comedy crew Killing My Lobster, actors and their director are warming...

Read More

Review: `Billy Connolly Live!’

Apr 03

Opened April 2, 2008 at the Post Street Theatre, San Francisco Connolly unbound: Comedy sets Scot free 3 1/2 stars — Big, bulky laughs Billy Connolly must tell you something. He simply must. The Scottish comedian, best known for replacing Howard Hesseman on the sitcom “Head of the Class” or starring (quite admirably) opposite Judi Dench in Mrs....

Read More