Producers of the indie Wedding Palace, which opens tonight at Edwards University in Irvine as well as select cinemas in LA, New York and Hawaii, claim it is "the first Asian American romantic comedy and family movie to open in U.S. theaters." Can that possibly be correct?
Taping my show with the terrific film reviewer Peter Rainer of the Christian Science Monitor and KPCC's "Film Week" - and author of a new collection helpfully titled Rainer on Film: Thirty Years of Film Writing in a Turbulent and Transformative Time - I was happily affirmed in my sense that good wr ... More >>
When it comes to the world of stand-up comics there is something almost all of them have in common. Hecklers. At one point or another, a comedian has shut a heckler down from the stage and now, we are calling them out. Hecklers are completely annoying but not just that, they're disruptive to the com ... More >>
Comedian Margaret Cho would like you to know something about the musical taste of the average lesbian. It's not just k.d. lang and Tori Amos shuffling around in their iPods. Their musical tastes can vary as much as anyone's. And sometimes they're looking for tunes with some serious balls. As a celeb ... More >>
Christopher Jordan Dorner's infamous manifesto identifies around 40 Southern California law enforcement officers he believes have wronged him. Indeed, those passages burn most of the rambling post's 6,000 words. But Dorner also cites films, TV shows, celebrities, athletes and newsmen he likes, inclu ... 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 >>
[Trendzilla] Lela Lee's cult comic strip becomes an animated series—with Margaret Cho!
Louis C.K. September 21, 2012 Hollywood Improv See Also: *Kevin & Bean's April Foolishness at Gibson Amphitheatre *Margaret Cho at the Grove of Anaheim Last Night *Wu-Tang Clan Last Night at the Grove Last time Louie C.K. did a show at the Hollywood Improv it sold out in forty-five minutes. ... More >>
[Editor's Note: Every Friday, our resident record store expert Michael Chin checks in with his weekly report of what the hell people who still buy records at local shops are listening to.]See Also:*The Hives - The Observatory - September 11, 2012 [w/ VIDEO]*Top Five Hits: Left of the Dial in Seal ... More >>
Don't hold your breath for the end of the world. It already happened. Sorta.The announcement came Saturday at Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, and was made by a South Korean preacher who once signed a blood oath to God after a star fell from the sky and guided him to a heavenly messenger.The ... More >>
Last week, The Food Network had its upfronts, an event which allowed its advertisers to preview planned TV shows and buy airtime. But to us outside the ad industry, it gives a whiff of what new things are in store for the old TiVo to record (or not to record).Among the more interesting, if not eyebr ... More >>
Margaret Cho might be known best from the laughs she's provided over the years, but her talents extend beyond being funny. She has the passion to inspire and leaves you knowing that you have the right to do and laugh at what you want. From Dancing with the Stars to Drop Dead Diva and her new D ... More >>
Hot hater spawn, unwed teen mom and Dancing With the Stars runner-up Bristol Palin wants to talk abstinence on university campuses, including Orange County's UC Irvine.That desire has prompted some OC gays to send a letter to the University of California urging a rejection of such an appearance.
Ali Lerman/OC WeeklyMargaret ChoGrove of AnaheimSept. 23, 2010The Hype: Gays and straights packed the house and laughed in perfect harmony last night at Margaret Cho's "Cho Dependent" comedy show at the Grove of Anaheim. For a Thursday "school night" the size of the crowd was pretty impressive. T ... More >>
Lindsey ByrnesThese days, you can tack on whatever label to Margaret Cho and it would be accurate--comedian, actor, reality TV star, singer. Yup, singer. On her first musical full-length, Cho Dependent, she collaborated with Andrew Bird, Tegan and Sara, Fiona Apple, Patty Gri ... More >>
She opened Saturday night's show with a scowl and a simple "I really fucking hate Sarah Palin." It may seem obvious—particularly from a bleedin' heart lib, fag hag, Christian right-hatin' (and, notably: former Sunday school teacher) comedienne like Margaret Cho. She was met with cheers of course. ... More >>
ONE MISSED CALL, based on a Japanese movie I’ve never seen that was in turn based upon a Japanese novel I never read, is unfortunately not a movie I will wholeheartedly recommend. It has moments, and gets very close to being something worthwhile, but just when it’s about to get there, it pulls b ... More >>
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