Comedian Joe Sib Likes Coors Light. Enough Said.

Categories: Q&As, comedy

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Do you really think that my last name only has three letters?
[Editor's Note: Quick Questions is our semi-regular feature where we ask comedians a ton of random questions without giving them time to think of anything funny to say. Surprisingly, they still do.]

Because being the owner of SideOneDummy Records (who's celebrating its 20th anniversary this year) just isn't enough, Joe Sib decided to get his rocks off by jumping into the realm of stand-up comedy. His passion for the craft has clearly been noticed as he's been tapped to perform at clubs all over the country but most importantly, all over OC and LA. Setting aside Joe's punk rock roots, he's also a total mash up of engaging material performed with insane energy and on March 10th, you can see him for yourself on stage serving up a side of funny at La Cave in Costa Mesa. Before you head out for that much needed night of laughs, we rocked his world with a few of our favorite "quick questions."


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KROQ April Foolishness 2015 Line-Up Announced

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Taylor Hamby
Tenacious D
Tom Petty said "waiting is the hardest part" and he wasn't wrong. But now, the wait is over on this year's roster for KROQ's 7th annual April Foolishness. Announced early this morning on the Kevin & Bean show, we're here to break the better than good news to you in case you didn't have the pleasure of waking up way too early to hear about it yourself. Yeah, we're total sweethearts but truthfully, we're not even half as sweet as the news we heard about this big event.

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Come Check Out the Oscars of OC Comedy

Categories: Awards, comedy

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Despite what most of the outside world's perception of Orange County, we're not all dry and boring out here, and some of us are even funny on purpose. We've cultivated a sweet crop of comics behind the curtain and The 2015 Orange County Standup Awards is putting them in the well-deserved spotlight for the second year in a row.

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The 2015 Oscars Bored Twitter to Death

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No, no, NOOOOOO!!!
Last night the 87th Academy Awards was hosted by Neil Patrick Harris (and can it be the last time pretty please?) and in case you missed out, the viewers were treated to a Tony Awards style entrance, brief nudity (we wish we could unsee), a lot of fucking with Octavia Spencer, and a ton of "jokes" that clearly needed to be rewritten if they were going to get real laughs instead of forced ones.


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Sharknado Gets the Rifftrax Treatment and We Got Your Playlist

Categories: comedy

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Sharknado is Here, and It's Funnier!
It's a big day for fans of movies about giant tornados filled with sharks and the hilarious riffers who mock them as Rifftrax releases their special live-riffing of Sharknado through their video on demand service at Rifftrax.com . While you've undoubtably heard of the SyFy Original Movie from its ubiquity on social media and subsequent Oscar snubbing, we at the Weekly agree the optimal way to experience the film is through seeing Mystery Science Theater 3000 alumni Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett crack wise at the film in front of a capacity crowd.

To get you in the mood for the finest movie riffing this side of regenerating teeth, we're presenting our Sharknado Playlist, a few songs to get you in the proper mood for seeing a film about a natural disaster with regenerating teeth.


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Sam Tripoli is His Phone's Bitch

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I can't believe it's 2015 and we're still pooping.
[Editor's Note: Quick Questions is our semi-regular feature where we ask comedians a ton of random questions without giving them time to think of anything funny to say. Surprisingly, they still do.]

This February 14th, try swapping out that overpriced romantic dinner for two crap and instead, get in the mood with a night filled with total debauchery at The Naughty Show presents: Sam Tripoli's Naughty Valentine's Day. On Saturday night you can release your wild side at Harvelle's in Long Beach at The Naughty Show that consistently kills it by giving you tons of eye and ear candy with a mix of fantastic comics, sexy pole and burlesque dancers, adult film stars, and of course, plenty of audience participation. Before you switch it up and skip the nice and go straight for the naughty this Valentine's Day, we ripped into Sam for our favorite type of randomness, "Quick Questions."


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Comedians Who Show Us the Power of Balls

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Chris Victorio
Jim Jefferies balling out at KROQ's April Foolishness 2014
It takes balls to convey what you feel without apology. As a comedian, being on a stage must be a great feeling because you get to say anything with an audience in front of you that paid so they're clearly eager to hear it. We can only sort of relate because, well, you are reading this right now.

Comedy styles are different and of course, that is A-okay. It's few and far between that people intentionally set out to offend someone and with that thought in mind, we know that's why some comics choose to keep it "mild" with their set. That's great for them and it works out perfectly for some but right now, we're not talking about them. We want to highlight the comics that grab "taboo" topics by the horns and ride them out like mother fucking champions. These people have a public platform and don't live in fear of having a "label" put on them should they happen to "offend" somebody. These people have the power of having proverbial balls. And when it comes to these comics, you can either choose to laugh along or you can choose to avoid them completely. With this list, you have the same choice. You can read it or you can click off of it. Ohhh the power of words...


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DJ Cooch on Thinking Positive, Eating Salad, and Being Naked in Hallways?

Categories: Q&As, comedy

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Quickstyle Photography/Tina Compise
I don't have to clock in anywhere anymore.
[Editor's Note: Quick Questions is our semi-regular feature where we ask comedians a ton of random questions without giving them time to think of anything funny to say. Surprisingly, they still do.]

Don't be fooled by the stage name DJ Cooch (aka Jorge Marroquin) because spinning hot tracks isn't all that this man does. Sure it's the way he got his name out there but parlaying his performing skills into comedy and the good old stand-up stage proved to be a great move for this man. And when you press fast-forward, he's toured the country headlining clubs and colleges for the last 10 years. With Cooch's gig at the Brea Improv (February 5th) fast approaching, we hit him with a round of randoms in order to get you better acquainted with the man behind the mic. OK, and the turntables.


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Workaholics' Blake Anderson Comes Clean About His Real Addiction: Music

Categories: comedy

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Arnelle Lozada
It's Friday night, and Blake Anderson has wrapped filming for next week's episode of Workaholics, on which he has played the stony, frizzle-haired Blake Henderson for the past four seasons. It's an intense schedule--he and co-stars/co-writers Adam DeVine and Anders Holm have four days to film a 24-minute episode, and it's not uncommon for the guys to pull all-nighters, as they did this particular week, shooting until 11 a.m. Thursday.

It has been especially busy for Anderson, who, on top of starting production on Workaholics, cameoed in the season premiere of Parks and Recreation the week before.  

But now it's time to chill, and Anderson sounds fully relaxed on a quick phone call from the set, speaking slowly and distinctly, with a slight drawl that sounds out of place for a native Californian who hails from the East Bay. The genesis of Workaholics came when Anderson met DeVine on his first day of improv class at Orange Coast College, which led to the creation of the show's precursor, Mail Order Comedy, before he and his pals got snapped up by Comedy Central.

And though he currently lives in Van Nuys, tonight he slips into something more North Carolinian, as we discuss his DJ aspirations, which he says are in a nascent state, if anything--even though his Twitter feed has him spinning records at parties and generally geeking out about the music he's listening to. Anderson's celebrity may be thanks to his writing abilities and stage presence, but he's also a guy who takes his tunes hella seriously. Should the time come when he's ready to claim a DJ moniker, it'll be Uncle Blazer.


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Top Five Comics to Watch Out For in 2015

Categories: Top Five, comedy

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There's no shortage of ways to be a comedian these days. But no amount of viral video fame, funny status updates or Twitter wit compares to the unforgiving art of stand-up. Becoming a comedian doesn't happen overnight so with our picks for the "Top Five Comics to Watch Out For," we tend to pump up people who have the passion and the push to get out there a do as many shows as they can in order to fulfill their dream. We know that there are plenty of people who do just that and we admire them for it alas, we could only choose five. So here's who we think you should be on the lookout for in 2015


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