Pioneering Comic Paul Mooney Dies In Oakland HomePaul Mooney, a boundary-pushing comedian who was Richard Pryor’s longtime writing partner and whose sage, incisive musings on racism and American life made him a revered figure in stand-up, has died at his Oakland home. He was 79.
Comedians Rally To Save Struggling Clayton Bowling AlleyWhile the rampant COVID-19 business closures around the Bay Area are far from funny, a group of local comics are using laughs to try and help save a big venue in a small East Bay town.
Hilariously Handsome Lyle Waggoner Of 'The Carol Burnett Show' Dies, At 84Lyle Waggoner, who used his good looks to comic effect on “The Carol Burnett Show,” partnered with a superhero on “Wonder Woman” and was the first centerfold for Playgirl magazine, died Tuesday. He was 84.
Comedian Dave Chappelle To Headline Three Shows At The Chapel This WeekendLegendary stand-up comic Dave Chappelle is set to headline three shows this Saturday and Sunday at the intimate Chapel in San Francisco's Mission District.
Don't Miss Writer, Comedian Sampson McCormick At Freight & SalvageSampson McCormick talks to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about his life as a gay, black comedian, writer and actor, and his upcoming show.
Comic Horror Podcast Brings Live Stage Show To Fox TheaterThe creators of the popular weekly Last Podcast on the Left bring their obsessions with cryptids, UFOs, conspiracy theories and serial killers to the stage at the Fox Theater in Oakland Thursday.
Comedy Fans At SF's Clusterfest Not Laughing At Long Waits, Crowded VenuePeople attending the weekend comedy festival Clusterfest in San Francisco didn't find any humor in the issues they faced trying to see their favorite comedians.
Long Lines At SF's Clusterfest Comedy Show Not FunnyComedy lovers who paid big bucks to get into Clusterfest this weekend in San Francisco weren’t laughing at the long lines to get in, Saturday night.
Protesters Brave Rain To Chant Outside Louis C.K.'s Sold-Out ShowProtesters chanted outside the San Jose Improv Wednesday night as well-known, yet controversial comedian Louis C.K. hit the stage in front of a sold-out crowd.
Groups Plan To Protest Louis C.K.'s Sold-Out San Jose ShowsProtests are planned at Louis C.K.'s sold-out set at a San Jose theater on Wednesday evening after the comedian admitted to sexually harassing women in November 2017.
Improv + Comedy + Powerpoint = Speechless Live!Speechless Live is a hilarious mix of comedy, improv and power point for entrepreneurs. CEO and co-founder Sammy Wegent tells BAF it's now a new game folks can play at home.
SF Sketchfest Kicks Off With Packed ScheduleThe 18th annual SF Sketchfest brings together another stellar line-up of talent to over a dozen SF comedy and theater venues for 18 days of hilarious improvisation, live podcasts, tributes, stand-up and ensemble comedy starting Thursday night.
Study: US Suicides Rose 10% After Robin Williams' DeathA new study has found a 10% increase in suicides -- nearly 2,000 additional deaths -- was recorded in the United States in the four months after actor and comedian Robin Williams took his own life in 2014.
Women Land In 'Facebook Jail' After Posting Negative Comments About MenWomen report getting banned from Facebook after posting negative comments about men.
Golf Goofball David Feherty Makes SF Audience Laugh, And Also CryGolf fans have known about David Feherty's humor for two decades, and now the TV analyst is taking his act from the fairway to the stage.