10 months ago | Comedy
Chances are, if you've been to the Comedy Store in the last 41 years, you've seen Argus Hamilton. These days, he's recognizable as the out-of-place, wizened stand-up comic who shouldn't be able to relate to the millennial customers — but never fai...
11 months ago | Street Art
If you live in L.A. it’s not a foreign sight: a discarded refrigerator on a street corner, a worn-out sofa that's been kicked to the curb, a mattress with grim adoption prospects leaning against a building. If you live in Koreatown, however, you m...
1 year ago | Culture
New York Public Radio president Laura Walker's jaw dropped when she read a study reporting that only 20 percent of the podcasts on the iTunes top 100 were hosted or co-hosted by a woman. It was 2013, and she wasn't having it. Walker had a new miss...
1 year ago | Comedy
After mega-success crafting vehicles for the best performers in the business, comedy's greatest producer is applying his Midas touch to the last comedian anybody expected: himself. Judd Apatow debuted his first stand-up special to three sold-out c...
2 years ago | History
Besides being one of stand-up comedy's most iconic rooms, the Comedy Store in West Hollywood — which turns 45 this week — is also one of its most difficult. Originally a prohibition-era night club in the '30s with ties to Bugsy Siegal, its still-c...
2 years ago | Best of L.A.
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