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Comedian Chelsea Peretti thrives on awkwardness, making her audience feel uncomfortable by obsessing on her shortcomings. Though her good looks are enough to inspire Internet st ... More >>
Gibson Amphitheatre, the mainstay mid-size concert venue at Universal City, will close its doors in September, according to its operator Live Nation Entertainment.
As announced in December 2011, the 6,200-capacity amphitheatre is expected to be demolished to make way for The Wizarding World of Har ... More >>
If you haven't done your kegel exercise lately, don't bother. "They don't work," says Veronica Matlock, one of the stars of TLC's Plastic Wives, a special (not yet a series) airing Sunday January 27 at 10 p.m.
As you may have already guessed, Plastic Wives is not a new Tupperware club. Veronica alo ... More >>
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He tweets. He Tivos. He's excited about the video components included with the eBook version of his new, self-published memoir, I Remember Me. Carl Reiner may be 90, but the ... More >>
On any given night in Los Angeles, you can find free comedy shows taking place in bookstores, restaurants, bars and art galleries around the city. In the case of comedian Dave Ross's show Holy Fuck, the venue happens to be a movie theater, specifically the Downtown Independent, which he's managed to ... More >>
The late aughts saw a debate in the hip-hop community about the use of the n-word, sparked in part by Nas' plan to name his 2008 album Nigger (he ended up calling it Untitled), as well as Russell Simmons' call for industry self-censorship of the word. In 2007 the city of Detroit even hosted a "symbo ... More >>
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Literary Death Match is ready for its close-up. The acclaimed reading series presents LDM TV: The Pilot at Largo on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. with a slew of special guests, including Michael C. Hall, Diablo C ... More >>
That guy with the cardboard sign yelling "Tickets!" is on par with a gangbanger. At least that's the message City Attorney Carmen Trutanich sent with an announcement yesterday that Los Angeles will institute the nation's first-ever scalper injunction. What that means is that "known scalpers" -- 17 o ... More >>
An overweight balding man exits a subway station and, as he walks, up pops his name in bold, cartoonish, drop-shadowed white letters: Louie. He stands alone in the doorway of a pizza parlor inhaling a slice, his eyes searching and expressionless, watching people pass by as people watch him, an urban ... More >>
Two of the fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People 2012 issue. Check out our entire People 2012 issue here.
When Kumail Nanjiani was 18, he came halfway around the world from Karachi, Pakistan, to one of the whitest places on Earth, Grinnell College in Iowa. Appropriately, at 34, he' ... 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 >>
Doug SadlerHost Howard Kremer, guest Zach Galifianakis and co-host Kulap Vilaysack fart up, err chart up the room on the podcast Who Charted?
As the Buggles once forecasted in their 1980s pop single: "Video Killed the Radio Star." Today, it's more accurate to say that the podcast resurrecte ... More >>
Instead our usual insipid questions with the brilliant comic, Mr. Stanhope enlisted his fans to submit their own insipid questions.
Do you think social media is a positive or detrimental thing?
It's like a dildo on a power-drill. It depends on how you use it.