Stories about Comedy

Screen Grabs: Sorry To Bother You, Whitney, The King…

Three Identical Strangers, "Black Powers: Reframing Hollywood," The Films of Aki Kaurismaki, That Summer, more in cinemas this week.

Comedian Gina Yashere rides the ‘up’ elevator to stardom

From Otis repair engineer to Trevor Noah Show regular, the British sensation brings her act to Freight and Salvage.

Seeing Red: SF Mime Troupe is making it a socialist summer

57-year-old agit-prop institution's latest takes us back in time to when it seemed America was on the brink of something bigger

Screen Grabs: Jaws, RGB, Leave No Trace …

"Black Panthers in '68," Damsel, Breath, and more in cinemas this week. Plus, details on how you can help save Opera Plaza Cinemas.

Arts Forecast: Fresh Meat, North Beach Festival, Corgi Con…

Fantastic Negrito, Fatima Yamaha, Boris Godunov, Seinfeld Trivia Night (with Seinfeld-themed menu!) and more on tap this week.

Screen Grabs: Hot docs, silent classics, Bergman at 100 …

Docfest and Silent Film Fest highlight a week of great films. Plus: How to Talk to Girls at Parties, Angels Wear White, more

The Civil War, from another side, in ‘Father Comes Home from the Wars Parts 1, 2, and 3’

Suzan-Lori Parks' riveting epic at ACT's Geary Theatre gives a complex account of the yearning for—and terror of— individual freedom.

Arts Forecast: An Ethio-jazz marvel, a Tenderloin snapper, The Residents …

A trans superhero rock opera, a celebration of Oddball Films, a colorful camp classic movie at the Symphony, and more great arts events.

Screen Grabs: Ramen Heads, Tiny Dance, Que Viva Mexico!

Trippy films by Sally Cruikshank, a double bill of wildly different 1970s classics, a screwball black comedy, and more in cinemas this week.

Arts Forecast: Walking the Irish border, making epic poetry

CounterPulse Fest's 'aon mhac tíre.' Plus: Granny Cart Gangstas, Sister Spit, Caminos Flamencos, 'American Optimism,' 'Latin Standards,' more