Bob Saget is a Giver

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I don't think Star Wars metaphors work for this.
Being Bob Saget is really a full-time job. Figuratively and literally. He is always working (bravo for that) and in turn, always entertaining us, always giving back, and somehow, always manages to remain humble. He's also a sweet guy for staying in town to do a weekend run at the Irvine Improv (May 29th through 31st) and on June 5th, to host the "Cool Comedy Hot Cuisine" benefit show for the Scleroderma Research Foundation at the Beverly Wilshire. Since we know he keeps a hectic schedule we were pleased as punch (please punch us if we ever say that again) that he found time to chat with us about his upcoming gigs, getting older, and promoting of all kinds.


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Jim Breuer Offers up a Tsunami of Entertainment

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Gregory Pallante
I spent three paychecks on those stupid things.
Jim Breuer might have tamed his language a bit but the comedy hasn't settled down in the least. This May 21st through 23rd (Thursday through Saturday) Breuer will be shaking up the Irvine Improv and because in rock you gotta hit it two times, you can also see the premiere of his new comedy special "Comic Frenzy" May 29th on EPIX. Breuer has been good to us over here at the Weekly with past Q&A's and listing out head banging songs so this time around when we talked to him, we got the details of his upcoming gigs (because we're professional) and then went off the rails with a crazy train of randomness. (Apologizes to Mr. Breuer for that awful metaphor.)


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Jason Collings Is Not a Fan Of Your Food Porn

Categories: Q&As, comedy

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Matt Misisco Studios
What a weird way to live.
[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.]

It seems like everyone is in a rush these days and when it comes to having an actual conversation, many of us choose to make it a quickie. OK, that may have come out all wrong but you get what we're saying. What won't be coming out wrong is the masterfully crafted words in joke form that will be flowing from Jason Collings mouth on May 13th when he hits the stage at Gaslamp in Long Beach. Before you head out to his show this Wednesday, we wanted to get you familiar with the man behind the humor so we blasted his dome with utter randomness via "Quick Questions." And just as we suspected, he didn't miss a beat.

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Rita Rudner Makes Her Next Gig Family Affair

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It's all kind of a mess and then it just comes together.
Back in the 80's when a ton of female comedians weren't necessarily in the spotlight, Rita Rudner was and she was blazing trails. Her gift of delivering clever quips in a sweet demeanor while somehow being a bit self-depreciating can't be duplicated and even now, this stylish and classy funny gal hasn't slowed down a bit. These days Rita hits the stage mostly in Las Vegas but this Sunday (May 10th) as a special Mother's Day treat, she'll be in beautiful Dana Point hosting the StillWater Showcase featuring five of OC's best young musical performers. Before you award yourself with an evening of discovering new talent along with being entertained by the great Rita Rudner, we talked to her about the showcase, her writing style, her thoughts on Twitter, and even got a bit of love advice.

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Jodi Miller on Coque, Sugar Pouring, and Empire

Categories: Q&As, comedy

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@Lanieadcomic
I just wanted to hear people talk about cock.
[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.]

Jodi Miller was ripping up the comedy scene on and off stage long before we put her on our "Comics to Watch Out For" list in 2014 and a year later, her drive still hasn't run out of gas. Coincidentally, since no one has ever said that April 30th isn't a holiday, you can get out and celebrate "Four Tre Zero" at the Gaslamp in Long Beach with Jodi! (See what we did there?) In a world full of "hurry up" and in preparation of getting away from the house on a Thursday, we hammered out a quick read for you by throwing our Quick Questions at Jodi and oh my god Becky, after you read this (and then see her), you're going to love her like we do.

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Comedian Rod Man Knows a Thing or Two About Being Subjective.

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You never know how you're being received.
Put in your time, hustle hard, promote endlessly, and pray to be noticed are some of the basics when it comes to "making it" in stand-up. Oh, and a little TV face time doesn't hurt either. Rod Man practiced all of that for 20 years and got huge recognition by nailing down the big win on season eight of Last Comic Standing. If you liked him on the tube, you'll love him live when he takes his talents to the Brea Improv this Friday through Sunday. Before he hits Orange County this weekend, we hit him up to find out where his head was during the taping of the show, to see what he did with that glorious prize money, and to get his thoughts on the current state of comedy.

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Taylor Williamson Loves Facebook Game Requests

Categories: Q&As, comedy

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I cried a lot and watched Anderson Cooper.
[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.]

Long before Taylor Williamson gave the country laughs galore, he put in his time crafting his unique, thoughtful, and somewhat quirky brand of comedy. Fortunately, his timing was off the charts when he arrived on the America's Got Talent stage and what he left with was an audience base one could never imagine. There's a reason Williamson was adored on AGT and you'll surely be feeling the love when he graces the Irvine Improv for one night only on March 26th. Last time he was in town we got to know him professionally with a straight up Q&A so this time around, we decided to dig a little deeper one of our favorite ways, Quick Questions.

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Pablo Francisco's Comedy Gets Even More Animated

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I guess it's better to be a comic than a rock star.
Comedian Pablo Francisco is a fascinating cat because you never know what's going to come out of his mouth when you see him live and yet, you always know that you'll be left with laughter cramps that hurt so good. From start to finish, he slays with impressions, insane characters, unbelievable sound effects, points out the ridiculousness of widespread topics, and to label him as "high energy" would be a severe understatement. It's because of all of the before mentioned that the house is never not packed when he's in town so heads up, Pablo will be at the Irvine Improv this Thursday through Sunday so you might want to get a jump on grabbing your tickets. Another heads up, we heard he has an upcoming special he'll soon be taping filled with hilarious new material so we in turn called him up to ask all about it.


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Nahko and Medicine for the People is Empowering Earth Music

Categories: Q&As

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Josué Rivas
By: David Garcia
Formed in 2008, Nahko and Medicine For the People have spread their message of harmony and inner strength throughout the world. Though the members of the five-piece hail from all around the globe, the group has quickly bonded with not only each other but their steadily growing fanbase, which they refer to as their tribe. Their sound encompasses a fusion of various cultural and musical influences each from their own personal journeys, making them a frequent addition to many major music festivals around the world. The band is currently gearing up for their first appearance in Europe after wrapping up the western leg of the Water Is Life Tour.

Last May, the band played at the Constellation Room in front of a packed crowd before heading up north to perform at the annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival. There, the band made history as they were the only non-headlining band to ever be called out for an encore at the event, showing just how compelling their music can be to those who are witness to it. The Weekly had the chance to reach out to the band's frontman, Nahko Bear, to ask him a few questions about his musical influences, the Water Is Life Tour and the tribe's evolution.

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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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