Film & Comedy

Jan. 12, 2017
Cover Story: Laughter Through the Pain
Jeff Goldblum, Dave Foley, Rhea Butcher, Wyatt Cenac, and Raphael Bob-Wakberg on San Francisco Sketchfest’s 16th run.
(SF Weekly)

Jan. 11, 2017
King of the Hill’s Top 20 Episodes
Our old Rainey Street neighbors are still ready with a beer and a big Texas smile.
(Consequence of Sound)

Dec. 27, 2016
Paula Poundstone Kisses 2016 Goodbye
The comic holds the record for losses on Wait, Wait … Don’t Tell Me!
(SF Weekly)

Dec. 15, 2016
Bianca Del Rio Stays Away from Trump
But never Laganja Estranja.
(SF Weekly)

Dec. 7, 2016
Full Voltage with Reggie Watts
The musician and comedian discusses his new stand-up special, Spatial, opening for Yassin Bey, and the end of Comedy Bang Bang.
(SF Weekly)

Dec. 3, 2016
Damien Chazelle’s La La Land Is a Bright Spot at the End of a Very Dark Year
Chazelle and composer Justin Hurwitz explain what we can learn from living in La La Land.
(Consequence of Sound)

Nov. 2, 2016
Labor of Loving: A Conversation with Jeff Nichols and Joel Edgerton
The director and star discuss their film about the couple behind a pivotal Supreme Court case.
(Consequence of Sound)

Nov. 1, 2016
Idle, Cleese Reunite for “Together Again at Last” Tour
“It’s the last chance to see us,” says the 73-year-old of his upcoming tour with fellow Monty Python member John Cleese. “We’re not dead yet!”
(San Francisco Chronicle)

Oct. 26, 2016
Inside Story: Abbi Jacobson’s Sly Peek into Pockets of the Famed
“…I would love to draw what I think might be in Hitler’s bag, but that might be insulting to a lot of people.”
(San Francisco Chronicle)

Oct. 11, 2016
The Nuclear Disaster That Almost Was
Journalist Eric Schlosser and director Robert Kenner discuss Command and Control, their new documentary on the Damascus incident.
(SF Weekly)

Aug. 3, 2016
Outside Lands Interview: Kyle Kinane
Standup comics are not immune to the the crunch of festival lineup conflicts.
(SF Weekly)

June 30, 2016
Brett Gelman and Jason Woliner: A Dinner with No Reservations
The two comics discuss their brilliantly dark Adult Swim specials.
(Consequence of Sound)

June 22, 2016
The Good Die Fun: An Interview with John Waters
A native of Baltimore, his film career has been marked by a penchant not just to push the envelope of taste, but to drop kick it over a cliff.
(SF Weekly)

June 2, 2016
Mock Stars: The Lonely Island Never Stop Never Stopping
The musical comedy trio speak to the creative process behind Popstar.
(Consequence of Sound)

May 31, 2016
The Best Medicine: An Interview with Scott Aukerman and “Weird Al” Yankovic
There is a place where the dead return to life, where famous celebrities and lowly janitors mingle, and where esteemed scholars and ignorant fools are equally welcome. This place is Comedy Bang! Bang!.
(Consequence of Sound)

Apr. 27, 2016
Key and Peele Talk Keanu, Cat Jokes, and Making Method Man Laugh
The famed sketch comedians let the cat out of the bag on their action comedy.
(Consequence of Sound)

Mar. 30, 2016
An Afternoon With Noel Fielding
Though outlandish costumes are an integral element in Fielding’s smash BBC 3 show The Mighty Boosh and his follow-up, Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy, he’s not hard to spot out in the wild.
(SF Weekly)

Mar. 29, 2016
Everybody Wants Richard Linklater!!
The iconic filmmaker discusses his “spiritual sequel” to Dazed and Confused.
(Consequence of Sound)

Mar. 23, 2016
Cameron Esposito: Married to Her Work
When Cameron Esposito decided to tape Marriage Material, her first televised special, two days before her wedding, she knew it wouldn’t be easy.

Feb. 24, 2016
Interview: Gil Faizon (Nick Kroll) and George St. Geegland (John Mulaney)
Mercury may be the main reason to keep albacore to a minimum in your diet, but soon for San Francisco, “Too Much Tuna” will have an entirely different meaning.
(SF Weekly)

Jan. 6, 2016
Nothing Compares 2 Them: Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Liebrum of Princess
Every friendship has its origin, but for Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Lieberum, their bond has always been more of a trio: the two of them plus Prince.
(SF Weekly)

Jan. 6, 2016
Mr. Shows: An Interview with Paul F. Tompkins
Take away the bow-tie and the ravishing mustache and Paul F. Tompkins could be almost anyone.
(SF Weekly)

Jan. 6, 2016
Guest Host: An Interview with Christopher Guest
It’s been almost 20 years since Corky St. Clair and his motley crew of aspiring actors mounted Red, White, and Blaine, the musical at the heart of Christopher Guest’s 1996 film Waiting for Guffman, but their impact lives on.
(SF Weekly)

Dec. 23, 2015
Ballpark Figure: An Interview with Greg Proops
Proops’ riffing skills are a wonder to behold.
(SF Weekly)

Nov. 17, 2015
Merch Madness: Inside the World of Mondo
A look into the minds behind the Austin company’s vinyl soundtrack empire.
(Consequence of Sound)

Nov. 3, 2015
The Mom and Pop Store That Took Over the World: Colin Hanks’ Love Letter to Tower Records
The actor-director discusses his documentary on the once-legendary record chain.
(Consequence of Sound)

Oct. 27, 2015
Crying and Coming and Tripping and Singing: Eugene Mirman on His Herculean New Comedy Record
A discussion of his nine-disc, genre-defying new album, I’m Sorry (You’re Welcome).
(Consequence of Sound)

Sept. 29, 2015
NASA’s John B. Charles Discusses Ridley Scott’s The Martian
An expert discusses Apollo rescue missions, captain’s logs, and the film’s startling accuracy.
(Consequence of Sound)

Sept. 4, 2015
Matt Besser Talks About the SF Improv Festival
San Francisco is a “crazy great” town for improv, at least as far as Upright Citizens Brigade co-founder and “improv4humans” podcast host Matt Besser is concerned.
(SF Weekly)

Aug. 16, 2015
To Live Afraid for 50 Years: An Interview with Joshua Oppenheimer
The Look of Silence and The Act of Killing director discusses the power of truth and the open wounds of the past.
(Consequence of Sound)

Aug. 5, 2015
Matt Walsh and Ian Roberts of the Upright Citizens Brigade on Festival Comedy
“We’re not as interesting as mushrooms, probably.”
(SF Weekly)

July 15, 2015
The Role’s Afoot: The Eternal Appeal of Sherlock Holmes
Why Hollywood and television constantly resurrect our favorite sleuth.
(Consequence of Sound)

June 1, 2015
Inside Brian Wilson: An Interview Bill Pohlad
The Love & Mercy director describes what it’s like to look into the mind of a musical genius.
(Consequence of Sound)

Sept. 27, 2013
An Interview with Bob Odenkirk
The star of Better Call Saul and co-creator of Mr. Show on Hollywood Said No!, his book of rejected screenplays with David Cross.
(The Believer)