Who is Eddie Pepitone? If you're not aware of the man they call the Bitter Buddha, you've clearly got a life, well-adjusted friends or an upwardly mobile job -- likely all three. If you've got none of those, he's the comedian-slash-prophet whose shrill screams of truth and tribulation might just bri ... More >>
If you're over the age of 30, you probably have at least a few songs from Free to Be You and Me engraved in your memory. Conceived by '60s-era TV actress Marlo Thomas and produced as a project of the Ms. Foundation for Women, the 1972 album jumped on the progressive feminism wave via catchy tunes fo ... More >>
Does anybody need a laugh? Thought so.
5. Celebrity: Part of Writers' Reading Series
"Funny, needy people baring their souls for your amusement." With Cindy Chupak, Jeff Kahn, Terri Mintz, Jean Black, Debbie Jhoon, and Johnny Walker. Presented by Jill Soloway, Maggie Rowe and Andersen Gabrych. C ... More >>
This week the cinephile community is focused on AFI Fest, but here are some other special event films we recommend:
Friday, Nov. 2
Women have made giant leaps in history, but every so often someone tries to put them in a binder. Oprah-approved doc Miss Representation explores the correlation betwe ... More >>
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Another great week for live comedy, including Florence Henderson and a comedy smackdown.
5. Garfunkel and Oates
The wickedly funny and adorable d ... More >>
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is a festival unlike any other. The 65-year-old whirlwind event lasts the entire month of August and is essentially a free-for-all: interested performers merely have to book their own venue, travel, and accommodation, then show up, self-promote like mad, and pray you ge ... More >>
The only thing funnier than an L.A. comedian on shrooms has to be an L.A. bank executive on bath salts -- and, unfortunately, we don't have video of the latter.
So we'll have to settle for this retarded-hilarious clip from an early May episode of The Price Is Right, which makes a lot more sense now ... More >>
It's just after 10 p.m. and already five comedians have done their thing when comic Eddie Pepitone strides up to start his set. Short, bald and decidedly unhinged, Pepitone gives the air of a blue-collar Buddha: a wizened, workaday sage who happens to be slightly crazy-eyed.
Getting right to the po ... More >>
COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSNEW THEATER REVIEWSCurrent STAGE FEATURE on Anton Chekhov's 150th Birthday BashTHE OTHER FESTIVALS
Running concurrently with the Hollywood Fringe (June 17-27) is Arts Olympus (June 17-20) on board the Queen Mary in Long Beach.
AO includes a contemporary Russian exhib ... More >>
THE 30TH ANNUAL L.A. WEEKLY AWARDS, HOSTED BY JAKE BRODER AND VANESSA CLAIRE SMITH (OF LOUIS & KEELY: LIVE AT THE SAHARA) IS HAPPENING AT THE EL REY ONE WEEK FROM TODAY, MONDAY NIGHT MARCH 30. DOORS OPEN AT 6:30 P.M., AND NO IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO RSVP OR BUY TICKETS.BRODER AND SMITH ... More >>
L.A.DRAMA CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS TONIGHT AT EL PORTALL.A. WEEKLY THEATER AWARDS TWO WEEKS FROM TONIGHT AT THE EL REYPURCHASE TICKETS TO THE 30TH ANNUAL L.A. WEEKLY THEATER AWARDS ON MARCH 30TH; HERE ARE THE NOMINEES
GREASE at the PantagesGrease Photo by Joan MarcusNEW REVIEW GREASE Born of NBC's re ... More >>
PURCHASE TICKETS TO THE 30TH ANNUAL L.A. WEEKLY THEATER AWARDS ON MARCH 30TH AT THE EL REY; HERE ARE THE NOMINEES. BEFORE I FORGETKirk Douglas in Before I Forget. Photo by Craig Schwartz The gift in Kirk Douglas' one-man show, Before I Forget, that opened over the weekend in the theater name ... More >>