I knew that the one-year anniversary party for The Tom Leykis Show that happened yesterday at the Laugh Factory Long Beach would be packed, but I still wondered how many people would show. After all, Leykis is online-only now, it was a Monday night, and the NCAA men's basketball championship game wa ... More >>
Man, how time flies: I still remember the first day that The Tom Leykis Show returned to the airwaves on April 2 last year. I was in some goddamn hotel room or other, waiting until I had to give a speech and needing to laugh my ass off by listening to the Professor. Can't say I had any expectations ... More >>
There is no denying that Paul Rodriguez has had a long and successful comedic career on the stage, through movies, and as a writer, producer and director but seriously, it seems like it has been sooo long since he's brought his talents to Orange County. The wait is finally over because Paul is comin ... More >>
When it comes to storytelling, no one tells them better than Charlie Murphy. And to be clear, we're not talking about "putting your kids to bed" stories or "tall tales," we're talking about real life occurrences and celebrity encounters that Charlie happens to deliver with inflection perfection. Not ... More >>
This year's most promising jokers
It's been a good year in the world of comedy and in 2012 we once again got to talk to some kick ass comics. We're not saying goodbye or that we want to put all those greats behind us, we're just saying that with a new year comes a new spotlight on another batch of stand-up comics that are making big ... More >>
Contrary to a lot of what we write about our little county, there are times when people in OC are actually funny on purpose. Not typically thought of as a stronghold for stand-up comedy, you'd be surprised at the gloriously irreverent, local and nationally touring comedians that line up to have thei ... More >>
Everyone thinks they're a comic, but in truth, there are a very few that have what it takes to get up there, kill a crowd, and stand beside the greats. Comics come and go, but if they are lucky, they can attain staying power and become legendary. Kind of like Daniel Tosh. (Speaking of, we heard T ... More >>
[Moxley Confidential] Does she really need his help?
Any hopes of hearing Helen Thomas crack Jewish jokes live and in person at the UC Irvine Laugh Factory are now out the window, according to a story that just went up on the OC Register website this morning. Actually the story has nothing to do with Helen Thomas but it does involve.....Jews!!!!
I know. I know. Is Orange County comedian Sharon Barragan funny? Try fucking hilarious. She's done stand-up at legendary venues like the Improv, the Comedy Store, Laugh Factory, and even dropped a set at the University of Notre Dame. Sharon Barragan sucking downing a double helping of Jack-N-CokeBa ... More >>
Find yourself all trick-or-treated out? Too tired to bedazzle your buttocks and head out to the mayhem in West Hollywood? Well, get a load of this list of the Halloween hi jinx taking place right here in Orange County before you decide to retire your cleverly constructed Ben Bernanke costume to ... More >>
Pine St., Long Beach
College Night/Unemployment Show, 8 p.m.Quite a fitting title for the times. Don't you agree?Laugh Factory - Long Beach,151 S. Pine Ave, Long Beach; http://www.laughfactory.comLecture: Irving Berlin, 1 p.m.Educator and historian Larry Maurer presents the colorful and poignant story of Irving Berlin, ... More >>
OC Weekly's St. Patrick's Day Bash! 7 p.m.Come party with us! Get your photo taken, listen to some great music and, of course, get your drink on.Irish Mist, 16655 Pacific Coast Hwy., Sunset Beach, CA; 562-592-4782 Green Beer Chugging Competition! 7p.m.You know what that means: Gre ... More >>
On the corner of Pine Avenue and Shoreline Drive in downtown Long Beach hangs a banner. It says "COMING SOON." and it's been hanging for years from what is supposed to be the newest Laugh Factory at the Pike at Rainbow Harbor. A November 2003 article in the Long Beach Press Telegram celebrated th ... More >>