Stories about Comedy

Screen Grabs: Our critic’s picks from Noir City and SF Indiefest

Plus: 'The Wrecking Crew', a tribute to local great Frank Stauffacher, and an effectively nasty little horror film

W. Kamau Bell talks R. Kelly, Elmwood Cafe whiplash on eve of Sketchfest tribute

"If there’s an obituary written about me somewhere it’ll say, ‘Emmy winner, stand up comedian, kicked out of The Elmwood Cafe.'"

Screen Grabs: The world’s most popular comedy duo shows its seams in ‘Stan & Ollie’

Plus: The latest Dragon Ball Super installment, the year's second-most hype foreign film, and Freddy Krueger's sordid gay drama

Arts Forecast/Party Radar: Giant jingle balls!

Gay Men's Chorus, Charlie Brown Christmas, Kung Pao Kosher, Ben UFO, Intergalactic Gary, Elbo Room Closing Party, more

Arts Forecast: A Camp Fire benefit that couldn’t be more San Francisco

Plus: Bawdy Storytelling, David Broza, DJ Bone, Merzbow, SF Neon Walking Tour, and more this week.

Screen Grabs: Robin Hood, Spider-Verse, The Quake …

Japanese animation masters, a South African fairy tale, Bathtubs Over Broadway, Julia Roberts' return ... Read our reviews!

Screen Grabs: Holiday zombies, wild Youtubers, Japanese classics…

Bitter Melon, The Brood, Roger Ailes doc, German Expressionism, and more coming to cinemas. Read our reviews!

Arts Forecast: Drag Queens on Ice, Animal Collective, Dear Evan Hansen…

East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Fest, Conference of the Birds, Dark Crystal, Kiese Laymon, and more this week

Screen Grabs: Lost Landscapes of San Francisco, Roma, The Favourite …

New Italian Cinema Fest, A Day of Silents, Shirkers, more new films in cinemas this week. Read our reviews!

A rush of that ol’ razzle dazzle in ‘Crazy For You’

High kicks, hijinks, and plenty of Gershwin gold pump up this showbiz tale from Bay Area Musicals.