Film & Comedy

Oct. 25, 2017
Ranking: Every Simpsons Treehouse of Horror Episode from Worst to Best
If you have sensitive children, maybe you should tuck them in early tonight…
(Consequence of Sound)

Sept. 16, 2017
Comedian Jim Gaffigan on His New Special, Wife’s Brain Surgery
Comedian Jim Gaffigan is moving on from his bread and butter — literally.
(San Francisco Chronicle)

Sept. 13, 2017
Interview: Rhea Butcher & Cameron Esposito
The married comedians are changing television – and ready to ride the bus.
(SF Weekly)

Aug. 14, 2017
Interview: Nick Swardson
After years of playing roles like Terry, the roller-skating gay prostitute in Reno 911, the stand-up comic and film star is letting someone else be the most insane person in the room.

July 19, 2017
Cloud 9 (From Outer Space)
Mystery Science Theater 3000’s Jonah Ray talks about landing his dream role: making fun of bad movies with robots.
(SF Weekly)

May 31, 2017
Interview: Hannibal Buress [Cover Story]
The comedian-actor-podcaster-DJ is everywhere these days.
(SF Weekly)

May 31, 2017
Interview: Larry Thomas
Larry Thomas, aka Seinfeld’s “Soup Nazi,” recalls memories of 1970s San Francisco.
(SF Weekly)

Apr. 4, 2017
The 10 Greatest Pieces of Simpsons Merchandise
We hope you’ve been saving your Itchy & Scratchy money for these must-have items.
(Consequence of Sound)

Apr. 3, 2017
The 10 Most Heartfelt Moments on The Simpsons
Shows don’t survive nearly three decades without tugging at some heartstrings.
(Consequence of Sound)

Jan. 12, 2017
Laughter Through the Pain [Cover Story]
Jeff Goldblum, Dave Foley, Rhea Butcher, Wyatt Cenac, and Raphael Bob-Wakberg on the 16th installment of San Francisco’s Sketchfest and comedy under Trump.
(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
Interview: Paula Poundstone
The comic holds the record for losses on Wait, Wait … Don’t Tell Me!
(SF Weekly)

Dec. 15, 2016
Interview: Bianca Del Rio
The season six winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race is ready to start a drag queen revolution.
(SF Weekly)

Dec. 7, 2016
Interview: 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
Interview: Damien Chazelle and Justin Hurwitz
Director Chazelle and composer Hurwitz explain what we can learn from living in La La Land.
(Consequence of Sound)

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

Nov. 1, 2016
Interview: Eric Idle
“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
Interview: Abbi Jacobson
The Broad City star discusses her new book detailing what’s in famous folks’ bags.
(San Francisco Chronicle)

Oct. 11, 2016
Interview: Eric Schlosser & Robert Kenner
Journalist Eric Schlosser and director Robert Kenner discuss Command and Control, their new documentary on the Damascus incident.
(SF Weekly)

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

June 30, 2016
Interview: Brett Gelman and Jason Woliner
The two comics discuss their brilliantly dark Adult Swim specials.
(Consequence of Sound)

June 22, 2016
Interview: 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
Interview: The Lonely Island
The musical comedy trio speak to the creative process behind Popstar.
(Consequence of Sound)

May 31, 2016
Interview: 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
Interview: Key and Peele
The famed sketch comedians let the cat out of the bag on their action comedy, Keanu.
(Consequence of Sound)

Mar. 30, 2016
Interview: 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
Interview: Richard Linklater
The iconic filmmaker discusses Everybody Wants Some!!, his “spiritual sequel” to Dazed and Confused.
(Consequence of Sound)

Mar. 23, 2016
Interview: Cameron Esposito
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
Interview: 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
Interview: 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
Interview: 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
Interview: 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
Interview: Colin Hanks
The actor-director discusses his documentary on the once-legendary record chain Tower Records.
(Consequence of Sound)

Oct. 27, 2015
Interview: Eugene Mirman
A discussion of his nine-disc, genre-defying new album, I’m Sorry (You’re Welcome).
(Consequence of Sound)

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

Sept. 4, 2015
Interview: Matt Besser of the Upright Citizens Brigade
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
Interview: 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
Interview: Matt Walsh and Ian Roberts of the Upright Citizens Brigade
“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
Interview: Bill Pohlad
The Love & Mercy director describes what it’s like to look into the mind of musical genius Brian Wilson.
(Consequence of Sound)

Sept. 27, 2013
Interview: 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)